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Canada's Great Economic Divide, In One Chart

Canada's Great Economic Divide, In One Chart

Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 15:52:14 in Canada Business

“Every time another plant closes and relocates to the USA our trade balance gets worse, our tax base shrinks, and our deficits increase. Canada HAS higher wages so people can pay for their houses, Unless this changes Canada will end up a nation of working poor with a handful of foreign Billionaires calling the shots.”
Jesus Statue Survives Typhoon Haiyan's Destruction In The Philippines (PHOTO)

Jesus Statue Survives Typhoon Haiyan's Destruction In The Philippines (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 15:42:26 in Religion

“Good job protecting the town. On a scientific note, we have just proved that concrete is better at resisting high winds than sheet metal and bamboo.”

Jon Joslin on Nov 16, 2013 at 16:38:32

“I think you nailed it! Well done.”

iaov on Nov 16, 2013 at 16:10:42

“Yep! F&F!”
Joe The Plumber: 'Wanting A White Republican President Doesn't Make You Racist,' It 'Makes You American' [UPDATE]

Joe The Plumber: 'Wanting A White Republican President Doesn't Make You Racist,' It 'Makes You American' [UPDATE]

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 22:58:21 in Politics

“'Wanting A White Republican President Doesn't Make You Racist,' ?? What ?? Yes it does make you a racist! That is exactly what it makes you.

Wanting an honest, brave, wise, hard working, healthy President who cares about the nation, who has wonderful communications and interpersonal skills - No matter what color that President may be - THAT doesn't make you racist.”
Columbia, South Carolina Criminalizes Homelessness In Unanimous Vote

Columbia, South Carolina Criminalizes Homelessness In Unanimous Vote

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 14:47:16 in Impact

“In a follow up meeting city councilors of Columbia, S.C. voted to install a 240 person gas chamber and barbed wire perimeter fence at their new remote emergency shelter. Council felt that a more "final" solution was needed because homeless people might return to town after using the emergency shelter. Financing details are being worked out in committee.”
Phil Gingrey, In DOMA Speech, Says Children Should Take Classes On Traditional Gender Roles

Phil Gingrey, In DOMA Speech, Says Children Should Take Classes On Traditional Gender Roles

Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 09:19:16 in Politics

“And we thought dinosaurs were extinct. It seems one is alive, well, and living in Georgia as a Republican congressman.”

snapperhead on Jun 20, 2013 at 09:26:15

“Which proves the earth is less than 6000 years old?”
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Bristol University's Christian Union Bans Women From Speaking At Meetings

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 22:27:00 in UK Universities & Education

“All public funding for BUCU must end immediately. It is time for a close look at funding any university which sanctions discrimination like that which BUCU is exhibiting.

The UK needs to resume behaving like a first world nation. BUCU's behaviour is an intolerable embarrassment to Bristol University and the nation.”

Yooooo Meeeee on Dec 5, 2012 at 06:10:20

“And to Christians who think women should have the same rights as men.”
Mother Teresa Carving Installed At Washington National Cathedral (PHOTOS)

Mother Teresa Carving Installed At Washington National Cathedral (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 01:08:14 in Religion

““She had her beliefs, you have yours and I have mine. Who can say which are right?” It is easy to determine which are right, by looking at which beliefs alleviate human suffering most effectively.

Does it relieve suffering to deny terminally ill patients’ access to their families, or increase their distress? Does it increase or decrease suffering to withhold painkillers from the terminally ill? Physicians regularly prescribe medications and encourage family interaction. Mother Teresa did the opposite, and for that she is immortalized in stone? Religion really does poison everything.”

Asmondius on Oct 26, 2012 at 17:43:58

“How could a person left on the curb to die become more distressed by people caring for them?”
Jon Hubbard, Arkansas Legislator, Says Slavery May 'Have Been A Blessing' In New Book

Jon Hubbard, Arkansas Legislator, Says Slavery May 'Have Been A Blessing' In New Book

Commented Oct 6, 2012 at 01:30:29 in Politics

“Jon Hubbard is from the last generation to become adults before the civil rights movement. This ageing group of gudo'll boys is giving racism one last try before they croak.

Each generation after Hubbard's is more tolerant and accepting than the one before it. This tolerance makes Hubbard and his kkin krazy. Hubbard might not be special after all, and that just won't do.”

Manuela Da Rocha on Oct 7, 2012 at 01:01:39

“If that were true, the neo-Con republican party wouldn't be as successful as it is. If that were true, the Presidential race would be many more points apart than it is. The very thought that the lies Mittens emitted during the debate could bring the race differential to 2 or 3 points difference, belies your statement. I don't believe there are enough pre-civil rights senile old bigots around to impact the polls to that extent. Sad to say, the infection has spread, disgustingly so.”

RIhter on Oct 6, 2012 at 10:32:28

“Racism is a disease. It spreads through prolonged contact with the infected. I hope you are right, and current generations are developing immunities to this epidemic.

I find that the disease is just mutating into a form that is harder to identify with the naked eye.”
Canada Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve Theft: 720,000-Gallon Stash Found By Police

Canada Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve Theft: 720,000-Gallon Stash Found By Police

Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 01:19:05 in Canada Business

“Canada is down to it's last million gallons of Maple Syrup? Oh No, What will we power our hockey teams with once that is gone? Somebody STOLE the strategic reserve? THAT explains why NHL negotiations are gridlocked.”
Russel and Brandi Bellew Get Probation For Negligent Homicide Death Of Son Austin Sprout

Russel and Brandi Bellew Get Probation For Negligent Homicide Death Of Son Austin Sprout

Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 11:47:35 in Crime

“Maybe "Not Guilty by reason of insanity" fits, but probation is not an appropriate sentence. It is insane to watch your child suffer in agony for a week while denying them the medical care which is readily available. What will the sentence be when another one of their children dies the same way?
Those who need to waste breath on prayer should be able to pray that the ambulance gets to the hospital in time once it is called.”

sak on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:17:28

“It is bad enough they let him die, but they allowed him to suffer for days. That is even worse. They are cruel, heartless, sadistic people, focused on their own "holiness." Very disturbing behavior by the parents and by the court. They should be in jail. If a babysitter had done this, you know where he or she would be now.”
Suicide Rate In Canadian Military Expected To Rise Next Decade

Suicide Rate In Canadian Military Expected To Rise Next Decade

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 19:33:29 in Canada Politics

“Do better Canada. Many reservists deployed to Afghanistan. Many regular forces personnel retired to reserve units and continue to serve there.”
Oklahoma Teen, Tana Clymer, Finds 3.85-Carat Diamond At Park In Arkansas (PHOTOS)

Oklahoma Teen, Tana Clymer, Finds 3.85-Carat Diamond At Park In Arkansas (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 23:10:46 in Good News

“What a nice story. I'm please to see that one of her options under consideration is a university education. Maybe she will take geology along with some science courses.

How much fun is it to be able to find diamonds in a park?”

aaldrew on Oct 23, 2013 at 15:55:22

“I like to go down there. They have places where you can pan for gold too.”

elblanc0 on Oct 23, 2013 at 10:01:14

“The great irony will be that 'god's jewel' will take her to college where, after learning about earth's processes as a budding geology student, she'll dismiss her childish belief in superstitions and adopt a rational, scientific worldview. And from heaven will ring out a tremendous, "D'oh!"”

mcinnisja on Oct 23, 2013 at 05:34:27

“Sounds like drudgery with an occasional big payoff!”
Canadian Senate Abolition Idea Gaining Momentum Among Tories

Canadian Senate Abolition Idea Gaining Momentum Among Tories

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 09:22:12 in Canada Politics

“If the Senate can be abolished without " the general amending formula and all the provinces have to agree" could the next government reestablish the Senate?

Are we doomed to have an on-again off-again form of government where the Senate is either stacked completely by the ruling parting or it doesn't exist at all?”
Paul Broun, Charles Darwin Face Off: Republican Faces Odd Write-In Opponent In Georgia House Race

Paul Broun, Charles Darwin Face Off: Republican Faces Odd Write-In Opponent In Georgia House Race

Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 15:41:29 in Politics

“The sad truth is that Paul Broun may be the best the Republicans have when it comes to understanding science. The Republicans have fallen so far down the wormhole of science as lies that there are too few literate scientists left to fill all the posts.

If you truly don't understand or accept the basic tenets of modern science, appoint a doctor and hope for the best?”