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Global Slavery Index Finds 29.8 Million In People In Forced Labour

Global Slavery Index Finds 29.8 Million In People In Forced Labour

Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 10:46:28 in Canada Business

“". . . counts as a slave anyone who is forced into unpaid labour or debt bondage, . . ."

"It estimates that there are 5,863 people in Canada who fit the definition."

Does this number include debt-ridden Canadian university graduates in unpaid intern positions?”

Liban CZ on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:00:16

“Going bit too far? ARE WE? ken!”

Angus12 on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:10:32

“You put yourself in that position. Don't complain.”
John Kerry Admits Syria Rebels' Extremist Groups Are 'Best Fighters'

John Kerry Admits Syria Rebels' Extremist Groups Are 'Best Fighters'

Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 11:19:23 in World

“If your enemies are killing each other, is it total madness to just step back and let them get on with it?

Many US problems would disappear by letting the world sort itself on its own, but no, there is a bureaucrat in the Pentagon that studies Cairo parking regulation for anti-American implications.”
Justin Trudeau Smoked Marijuana After Becoming MP

Justin Trudeau Smoked Marijuana After Becoming MP

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 13:09:05 in Canada Politics

“"Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has smoked marijuana since he became an MP."

Shocked. Shocked I am!
Will the Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable Steven Harper, demand that charges be laid and the leader of the Liberal Party pay the penalty?”
Margaret Doughty, Atheist Seeking U.S. Citizenship, Told To Join Church Or Be Denied

Margaret Doughty, Atheist Seeking U.S. Citizenship, Told To Join Church Or Be Denied

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 09:28:46 in Politics

““I am sure the law would never require a 64 year-old woman like myself to bear arms, but . . ."

Obviously she does not understand the necessity for all Americans to fight in the War Against Terror!”
House Prices Canada: Immigration Means Market Will Keep Rising, Conference Board Says

House Prices Canada: Immigration Means Market Will Keep Rising, Conference Board Says

Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 16:12:22 in Canada Business

“Sorry, it's not due to immigrants that mortgages are available at less than 4%.

I wonder who's fault that is, anyway?”

dresdengirl on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:15:31

“It's both.”
RBC Mortgage Rate Hike Could Be Just The Beginning

RBC Mortgage Rate Hike Could Be Just The Beginning

Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 19:17:32 in Canada Business

“"On a $400,000 mortgage, that's a difference of some $42 per month, assuming a 25-year mortgage."

A $400 000 mortgage is not a large amount, particularly in Toronto or Vancouver.

An increase of two tenths of one percent from a gobsmackingly low 3.09% to a ridiculously low 3.29% amounts, according to the above, to a $42 a month increase in payments.

Hold on to your lunch, folks. That means a 1% increase, to a extremely low rate of 4.29% would be an extra $210/month. You can manage that right? Not easy but yah, you could do it.

How about an a low rate of 5.29%, still far below average rates historically, that's $420/month more. Are you sweating yet?

How about a rate of 6.29%, still quite reasonable. That's $630 more a month. 7.29% is $840 more a month.

I'll bet most folks have bailed by now, turned back their homes to the bank, and these higher rates are far from unreasonable, historically.

The next time the Bank of Canada says they are keeping rates low for another 6 weeks, ask yourself how big a favour they have done Canada by jacking up debt levels for homes, letting, no encouraging Canadians to take on far too much debt at unsustainably low rates.

Those debts are leading us to whacking big trouble.”

North of Toronto on Jun 8, 2013 at 18:38:33

“You forgot your "x"-axis. It takes time for this to happen and a lot of things happen in the meantime. You have interest rates doubling with no inflation, for example. You also have interest rates doubling at a time where they will most likely stay low.”
Right-To-Work Laws: John Mortimer Says Canada ‘Last Nation On Earth' With Mandatory Union Dues

Right-To-Work Laws: John Mortimer Says Canada ‘Last Nation On Earth' With Mandatory Union Dues

Commented May 21, 2013 at 22:09:24 in Canada Business

“The mouths of fools pour forth folly.”
Rob Ford On Video Smoking From Glass Pipe: Gawker, Toronto Star

Rob Ford On Video Smoking From Glass Pipe: Gawker, Toronto Star

Commented May 17, 2013 at 14:51:33 in Canada Politics

“Hey!

At least he isn't claiming to live in P.E.I.”

rockgolf on May 18, 2013 at 10:17:21

“I wish he was.”

Shaun L on May 17, 2013 at 15:29:46

“Isn't Rob Ford and Mike Duffy related somehow?? Long lost brothers?”
Obama Drone War 'Kill Chain' Imposes Heavy Burden At Home

Obama Drone War 'Kill Chain' Imposes Heavy Burden At Home

Commented May 5, 2013 at 15:45:15 in Politics

“"Analysts here will watch to make sure no children wander into the target area -- the laser-homing Hellfire missile often fired from drones can be diverted at the last second if needed, Air Force officials said."

I believe this, every word.
Don't you?”

Patriot Games on May 5, 2013 at 17:16:50

“Just think Dresden was destroyed Munich, destroyed, Tokyo destroyed, Berlin destroyed, London destroyed. Millions of civilians died. Nobody warned the children or moved them to safety. War is not pretty. It does not play favorites.”
Kristian Sparks, 5, Kills Sister Caroline, 2, With Gifted Gun

Kristian Sparks, 5, Kills Sister Caroline, 2, With Gifted Gun

Commented May 2, 2013 at 10:52:39 in Canada

“"The whole town is heartbroken, . . . This was a total shock. This was totally unexpected."

Can you imagine how gobsmacked these people are when the sun comes up in the morning?”

alphaomego on May 2, 2013 at 12:28:27

“Succinct and to the point. Kudos.”
Yemen: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Militants

Yemen: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Militants

Commented Apr 21, 2013 at 21:40:31 in World

“"Yemeni army officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed two suspected al-Qaida militants. . ."

And absolutely no children, women, old folks or anyone believed to be innocent of thinking bad thoughts.”
Tariff Hikes: 'Tax On Everything' Raises Opposition Ire As Retailers Warn Of Price Hikes

Tariff Hikes: 'Tax On Everything' Raises Opposition Ire As Retailers Warn Of Price Hikes

Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 09:48:34 in Canada Business

““Baby cribs, tricycles, blankets, the Conservative tax on everything is affecting almost 1,300 household items that most Canadians need,”

Thank goodness the Conservative Government of Canada has found a way to pay for the billions of corporate tax cuts they have instituted over the last few years.”
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Rob Ford's Camera Smash (VIDEO)

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Rob Ford's Camera Smash (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 12:39:29 in Canada Politics

“Ah!

Toronto's face to the world.”

yer on Apr 17, 2013 at 15:27:49

“the underbelly, as it were”
Thin River Island Model Sparks Controversy Over Size Zero Appearance (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thin River Island Model Sparks Controversy Over Size Zero Appearance (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 11:50:27 in Canada Style

“This poor child needs to have lunch.”
Sophie Grégoire Style: Justin Trudeau's Wife Enters The Spotlight (PHOTOS)

Sophie Grégoire Style: Justin Trudeau's Wife Enters The Spotlight (PHOTOS)

Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 20:30:28 in Canada Style

“God help us.

Must we endure yet another 'stylish' politician's wife?”

Whistlejackett on Apr 15, 2013 at 00:05:31

“Yes and we should, we should jump and drink and come alive!!!”
Foreclosure Review Program's Regulators Take Pounding From Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown

Foreclosure Review Program's Regulators Take Pounding From Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown

Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 09:53:48 in Business

“"Two prominent Democratic senators levied a withering attack on federal bank regulators on Thursday, accusing them at a Senate hearing of putting the interests of banks ahead of consumers. . ."

Goodness Senator Warren, how can you not understand that this is the essence of Capitalism?”
Dick Cheney Warns GOP On North Korea: 'We're In Deep Doo Doo'

Dick Cheney Warns GOP On North Korea: 'We're In Deep Doo Doo'

Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 06:47:14 in Politics

“"The former vice president cited his [Cheney's] past experience with Saddam Hussein and added, "you never know what they're thinking."

OMG, how incredibly perceptive!
The US vice president never had a clue.”
The U.S. Collects Smaller Percentage In Taxes Than Most Developed Countries: Study

The U.S. Collects Smaller Percentage In Taxes Than Most Developed Countries: Study

Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 22:54:51 in Business

“" . . .a new study finds that the U.S. collects a smaller share in taxes than most developed countries"

This is because Americans clearly understand that taxes are the work of the devil.”

javagirl023 on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:59:16

“Americans somehow do not perceive though, the evils of borrowing to bomb Iraq.”

Daly on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:52:12

“No Americans don't you on the other hand count your blessing at every pop hole.  Happy to not have food inspections; live on let the buyer beware, there is no need for car inspections, car fax type places are out to scam you and you get annoyed every time you have to have to click your seatbelt.  Ride a bike, wear no helmet is the motto that the foolish live by... go ahead and throw the kids in the back of the pickup zoom down the road and go for that wing and prayer lifestyle.”

seegray on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:35:58

“Hardly. Our taxes help build a better America....literally”

Junesopinion on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:19:58

“Really? I like roads, schools, libraries, national parks and feeling like I a live in a society that is safe and takes care of its people.”

sledhed on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:11:28

“The cons work like the devil to get out of paying them anyway.”
'Racist' Nanaimo Daily News Letter About First Nations Sparks Outrage (TWEETS)

'Racist' Nanaimo Daily News Letter About First Nations Sparks Outrage (TWEETS)

Commented Mar 29, 2013 at 10:05:07 in Canada British Columbia

“Haven't looked very hard.”

BUTCHER99 on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:08:49

“It is just his opinion. You are free to disagree or write a rebuttal. In fact why not do that. Take his points one at a time and show how they are all wrong. It would make a better argument than your "haven't looked hard" quote.
Yes his post is very bigoted and shows some lack of understanding. Maybe he is just one of a growing group of Canadians that are sick and tired of the whining and complaining from SOME of the native population in Canada.”

Advocateforthedevil on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:52:08

“Was it the part about treating them as equals rather than permanent welfare cases?”
Eric Holder: Drone Strike To Kill U.S. Citizen On American Soil Legal, Hypothetically

Eric Holder: Drone Strike To Kill U.S. Citizen On American Soil Legal, Hypothetically

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 23:00:52 in Politics

“There used to be a quaint process called warrant, arrest, trial by jury, and judical decision.
I think it was the rule of law.
No need for such any more.”

cgoodie on Mar 5, 2013 at 23:20:23

“Getting a little hysterical are we? We know nothing of the due process required for a drone strike to be called. I suspect it would be much like any law enforcement process already in place...fugitives have been shot and killed by the police for a long time.”
Warren Buffett To Fellow CEOs: Stop Your Whining About Uncertainty

Warren Buffett To Fellow CEOs: Stop Your Whining About Uncertainty

Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 19:43:37 in Business

“We could try compassion and intelligence.

You know, just for fun.”

techguy24 on Mar 4, 2013 at 03:07:01

“You were probably beat up in high school.”
Israel 'Palestinian Only' Bus Lines Launched In West Bank, Security Risks Cited

Israel 'Palestinian Only' Bus Lines Launched In West Bank, Security Risks Cited

Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 19:34:20 in World

“Beginning this week, the Israeli Transportation Ministry will operate buses in the West Bank that appear to be designated as "Palestinian-only,"

And the Israelis make them all sit in the back!”
Louie Gohmert: Debt Is 'One Of The Most Immoral Things This Country Has Ever Done'

Louie Gohmert: Debt Is 'One Of The Most Immoral Things This Country Has Ever Done'

Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 23:42:39 in Politics

“"Tea Party Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said this week that his generation's contribution to the national debt is "one of the most immoral things" the nation has ever done."

Gosh!

I thought sure it would be hundreds of years of slavery, centuries of Native American genocide, or even extra-judicial executions by POTUS.

Silly me.

Capitalism has a moral ideology of its very own.”
Target Canada Launch Will Lead To ‘All-Out Retail War,' Analysts Predict

Target Canada Launch Will Lead To ‘All-Out Retail War,' Analysts Predict

Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 11:14:58 in Canada Business

“"Analysts are predicting that Target’s arrival in Canada . . . will start a war the likes of which have rarely been seen in Canada's comparatively tame retail sector."

For Heaven's sake, get real.

Target has already announced that prices will be noticably higher in Canada than for the same items in U.S.

The only 'war' will be to determine which U.S. chain can soak the Canadian consumer more thoroughly.”
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