PS. the poster is priceless ... and unlike the dirty man on it ... the poster did not go too far ...”
monroe444 on Oct 25, 2013 at 23:22:26
“The U.S. ought to know what we think of Harper. Harper is an embarrassment to our country. Americans need to say loud and clear that they do not want our dirty tar sands oil. Like you said, this is a bigger problem than just national pride.”
Mykola McPoshta on Oct 24, 2013 at 17:58:15
“That's right, we only have one planet. And it will burn the same amount of oil whether the oilsands exist or not.
If we want to solve this problem, we need to work on demand, not supply. There is plenty of supply.
If people are going to continue to demand cheap energy, then the "no fossil fuel" solution can only be an alternative of some kind. Years in the future. Want to save the Earth now? Conserve.”
Sep 19, 2013 at 16:57:29
“It is not political parties .. but canadians that must begin campaigning .. so the nation
is not longer ruled for what one party commands, but for what the nation demands.
Centralizing all powers to the house of commons could be a fatal irreversible error.
It is perhaps better to have a government with screechy malfunctioning brakes ...
desperately awaiting to be fixed .... than one with no brakes at all.
We have a historical opportunity to transform the upper house into an a truly independent and progressive democratic body that would limit and balance the powers of government.
The rules, the length terms, and the process and criteria for selecting senators must be
changed ... and never ... never again be put in the hands of Prime Ministers.
Having candidates with no political affiliations selected by provincial governments, rather than elected, could ensure their detachment from political donations.
Having subsequently a bipartisan parliamentary committee to have confirmation hearings,
subjet to a later vote in the house of commons, would reinforce their democratic legitimacy.
Possibilities must be debated and decided by the people ... and not just a few people ...”
Sep 16, 2013 at 21:58:40
“The canadian tar sand is one of the most destructive projects in the world .. and If Alberta
were a country, its per capita green house emissions would be higher than any other nation.
We should all respond ... not with our national sensitiveness, but with our global conscience.
It is good to see that there is at least one Redford interested in protecting the environment.”
Geo Guy on Sep 18, 2013 at 14:03:09
“emissions per capita are pure junk..yes the emissions are created BUT the production is for use elsewhere...many developed countries signed on to Kyoto because they knew their raw materials which they rely on for their manufacturing sector are produced in third world countries.”
Sep 8, 2013 at 19:06:20
“We all have to take sides ... and words are not enough ... If Alberta were a country ...
its per capita green house emissions would be higher than any other country in the world.
We're either committed to protect the environment, or we are complicit to destroy it
We can either commit to fight today's climate crises, or be to blame for tomorrow's disasters.”
TRMS on Sep 8, 2013 at 19:31:32
“That's true. The province of Alberta produces well over one third of Canada's greenhouse gas emmissions, while their population is a relatively tiny 3.6 million people, approximately 11% of Canada's population.
Canadians produce higher per capita greenhouse gases than our greedy, highly polluting, energy wasting neighbors to the south.”
Add In Canadia on Sep 8, 2013 at 19:27:15
“Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of physical borders, and one of the least densely populated countries on the planet. Using 'per-capita' is pretty misleading as such, but makes for a great talking point. More so because you isolate the area down to Alberta, helps concentrate the 'per capita' numbers even higher.
Playing around with figures can make for silly arguments since they lack the greater context. For example the average air quality of Calgary is better than Toronto; therefore, Alberta is cleaner than Ontario. Not a very fair comparison is it?
Since you take a pretty black and white view of things, I'll simply say you're complicit to destroy the environment. Why? I wager you're living on the grid, which is largely powered by fossil fuels. You probably have a car, which burns fossil fuels. You use electronics which is powered by and made with fossil fuels. You eat food that requires fossil fuels to transport them from where they're grown across the world to your plate. The materials that make up your house required fossil fuels to get those materials there.”
“With zero credibility, and zero evidence to support their justification for military intervention
no one believes America's lies and hypocrisy about Syria .. lets not forget that ..
The United States turned a blind eye to the Rwandan genocide that left over 6 million
victims, and looked the other way when Saddam used chemical weapons on his own people, and later fabricated the lie that caused the slaughter of countless humans lives in Iraq ... and now is about to commit another atrocity that can have broad, unpredictable catastrophic consequences .. today is not just the world that is saying no to war on Syria ...
larger segments of the American population are becoming more aware of the dangers and perversity of a system that favors perpetual war, corporate greed .. corporative government
Americans are contributors and hostages of their own corrupted political system, and knowingly or not, they elect governments that will place war ahead of the education and welfare of its own citizens .. there is boundless beauty and absurdity in the United States ..
.. but Americans need to wake up and realize that their American Dream .. is only creating
shameful and unacceptable international nightmares ... Hands off Syria.”
Sep 5, 2013 at 16:16:42
“With zero evidence and questionable international support, using force and not reason,
hypocrisy and not diplomacy, the United States is about to commit another atrocity ...
The world needs to know that our current government does not have the moral authority, nor the parliamentary approval to speak in the name of the nation ... and Canada's only involvement must be helping ease the suffering ... not contributing to cause it.
No one should be surprised if PM Harper secretly offers military support in exchange for the approval of the Keystone Pipeline ... ultimately trading human lives for profit.
War is despicable and is always about power and profit at the expense of human suffering ...
Aug 29, 2013 at 16:48:27
“This is what Stephen Harper said In the year before coming in the power :
'Information is the lifeblood of democracy. Without adequate access to key information about government policies and programs, citizens and parliamentarians cannot make informed decisions and incompetent or corrupt governments can be hidden under a cloak of secrecy'
Aug 27, 2013 at 17:45:24
“It is disturbing that Facebook and Governments can gather information
faster than people can gather the wisdom ..... of not giving it away.”
MsCanadian on Aug 28, 2013 at 22:20:36
“The government knows more about us than we know about ourselves. Governments and corporations are all spying on us. While I totally disagree with the practice, what can we do to change it? I'm always surprised when I come across someone who is astonished that we are constantly being spied upon.”