“I really hope you are trying to be funny. The fact that the vast majority of its mass is below the water, acting as ballast, will prevent it from flipping on it's side. It would be like trying to tip a pyramid”
“This whole system was created and is managed by men. Once you're not a boy and a self-pitying victim any longer, you can make your way into the system and affect the changes you want, like a man would. Until then, keep whining; but rest assured that you will grow up eventually.”
May 30, 2014 at 23:19:55
“I find these "men's equality" things pathetic. These guys should quit their whining and take proper responsibility for whatever circumstance they've put themselves into. We men were born with a huge societal advantage, deserved or not. If any of us are victimized by some part of the system, we must have put ourselves in harm's way through some poor decision. Men built the system and men manage it. If a man feels is being disadvantaged, then he can only blame the man in the mirror.”
Marcus Anderson-Smythe on Jun 2, 2014 at 20:08:46
“Ah, ok, friend. Let me educate you, let a twenty one year old educate an older person (you should feel embaressed).
- Men can still be forced in to the selective services (forced to fight, kill, and die against their will).
- Male genital mutilation is still legal.
- Men make almost half of domestic violence victims while are 80% less likely to come forward yet still make almost half the victims, which could make one assume they make the majority. Regardless, less than 10% of D.V shelters are for men.
- Men make the majority of the homeless yet there are more homeless units for women.
- Men gain more prison sentencing for the same crime under the same circumstances.
- Family courts.
- Oh, let's not forget how even holding an event for all of the above reasons, is shut down.
- Men can be put to prison on mere allegations with no proof and when it comes to light, their victimizer will not face even a quarter of the time he spent in prisondue to the crime (false allegations).
So you tell me, are any of those "my" fault? Am "I" to blame for it being allowed to be forced to war? Am "I" to blame if I was cut at birth? Am "I" to blame that shelters would rarely accept me? Etc, etc.
Your ignorance is disgusting and makes you part of the problem.”
WilliamTurner on May 31, 2014 at 08:37:18
“Ah a mangina at his best. It is of nor surprise. There were Jews complicit in the Holocaust and Blacks who aided the slave trade.
Regardless of what you think of men's rights groups, why should feminists be the police of who gets to exercise their right to free association. Should women have the monopoly on being able to lobby for political and social change along gender lines? Did your case of vagenities erode your notion of fairness and common sense?”
“This is an excellent distraction to pull attention from coal mining and coal power production in the US. For a bigger environmental impact, look at Big Coal. Americans like to vilify KXL in order to keep eyes off their own backyard.”
May 7, 2014 at 16:10:45
“There's a difference between freedom of choice in belief and freedom if choice to impose your belief. Trudeau is warning those that want to impose their beliefs on others that they have no future in the LPC caucus.”
Runs from Scissors on May 7, 2014 at 17:34:38
“He's not supporting someone's agenda to limit someone else's rights. That's kind of what it boils down to.”
May 5, 2014 at 22:21:48
“You seem pretty sure of the exact methodology the government would use for their chosen stats. While that may be the proper protocol, the current government has shown very little respect for science and statistics.”
TwoZeroOZ on May 6, 2014 at 10:39:47
“Perhaps. None of us can say we know what goes on behind those doors though.”
ESLulu on May 5, 2014 at 23:09:33
“That and the fact figures from Stats Canada are now limited. We'll scrap Stats Canada, and rely on Kijiji instead ..... Sounds legit LOL”
May 5, 2014 at 14:56:17
“However, if they were using Kijiji numbers on top of other data, then they were definitely inflating the stats. Any way you look at it, the government is exhibiting willful ignorance and self-serving laziness and dishonesty.”
TwoZeroOZ on May 5, 2014 at 16:02:51
“No, they would not just be arbitrarily adding datasets together, they would be analyzing them independently and then determining a typical rate from each source.
I believe their only incorrect act was succumbing to pressure and removing the Kijiji data. There are often times when you cannot fully account for inaccuracies in a dataset, but it is wrong to just ignore the entire dataset all together. This was a political decision, not a statistical one.”
Apr 26, 2014 at 12:44:07
“I'm wondering if the same considerations that are given to TFWs (full-time hours, competitive wages, employer-sponsored housing) were given to the unemployed and underemployed in Canada, and the programs were directed toward First Nations instead of overseas workers; would we have this shortage of food service employees? Why can't this same effort be put to use within Canada? Restaurant owners say that this program is expensive for them but they are willing to pay the price to import workers. Maybe if the money was spent to lure Canadians instead, they would appear.”
Apr 22, 2014 at 21:56:50
“Having our middle class regressing slower than they are in the USA is not the same as progressing. We are all heading in the same direction and that is not good for anyone. 80% of our exports can't be bought by 1% of the US population.”
Runs from Scissors on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:13:19
“Now, if we could only convince the low to middle income conservative voter of that, we'd be doing much better.”
Apr 18, 2014 at 14:16:35
“The CPC will focus all the attention on this one aspect of the bill to deflect criticism of the more damaging parts. Poilievre will soon be saying "59% of respondents approve of the bill and my Mom says I'm cool."”
Apr 17, 2014 at 20:10:09
“Until that hemp denim production and processing is widespread, it is a "niche" market. Hopefully it will expand to the "developing market" stage in the near future, and then enter the textile market as a commercial alternative to cotton. It has potential, but that potential has been evident for over 20 years. When farmers first tried growing hemp in my area many years ago, the future for hemp was right around the corner, and it still is. Maybe conditions are finally right for this development, and if it shows potential for profit on the farm, it will be grown.”
Apr 17, 2014 at 10:13:08
“I'm not being negative, I'm just illustrating reality. I'm also living at the edge of the forest that covers the northern half of Saskatchewan. We used to have a thriving timber industry, coupled with reforestation. My house is built with a renewable resource: wood. That forest isn't competing with food crops to provide building material or fuel.
Hemp competes well with weeds so pesticide use isn't critical but nothing grows without some sort of fertilizer. Peas and lentils fix nitrogen in the soil, making them a good crop in a rotation, but to Hemp is a large plant and big fibrous stalks require lots of fertility in the soil and plenty of water throughout the growing season.
I said "It will still be several years before the crop and the processing industry is developed into more than a niche market." That's the truth, not negativity. My neighbors will be growing more hemp in the future, but have to secure the right variety for our soil and weather conditions. And believe me, when a seed company comes up with a Round-Up Ready or LibertyLink variety, the modern Sask farmer will probably be all over it, because he's going to make all his crop decisions based on economics and soil management.”
MyTake on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:40:07
“It has been in the news lately that the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are above normal levels -- trees absorb the carbon dioxide molecule so there is no need to cut them down.
A 6' tall hemp plant grows in the normal crop growth period -- a tree takes a very long time to grow into lumber production status.
Hemp is a food crop and the pulp processed from the hemp seed can replace the all current sources of protein in the food production system.
Therefore you don't have to expend the enormous amounts of energy that is required to raise, slaughter, process and refrigerate beef, pork and poultry.
The U.S. Farm Bill that just passed enables the states to engage in industrial hemp farming and Virginia, Indiana, Colorado and others have now passed legislation enabling that hemp production.
So, either Canada gets in on the ground floor, removes licensing and fully develops a manufacturing base to deploy domestic consumer hemp products and export hemp made products or you will end up trying to compete with the power and size of the 300 million population base next door.
And, since denim cloth made from hemp fiber lasts 2.5 times longer than denim cloth made from cotton which requires huge amounts of chemical based insecticides which contaminate water runoff, you might want to not consider that a "NICHE" market!”