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Canadians Seek Dick Cheney's Arrest For War Crimes During Upcoming Visit

Canadians Seek Dick Cheney's Arrest For War Crimes During Upcoming Visit

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 16:54:19 in Politics

“Agreed
- This new interface for comments is user unfriendly.
- It is also confusing and esthetically unpleasant .....
- Perhaps HP should run a poll and ask readers for their opinion.

New Conversations Layout Launching!!! – Huffington Post Help Center
https://help.huffingtonpost.com/hc/en-us/articles/200394290-New-Conversations-Layout-Launching-

Please HP ... don't be like Apple ... listen to your readers”
Harper: Nothing Wrong With Tories Paying Duffy's Legal Expenses

Harper: Nothing Wrong With Tories Paying Duffy's Legal Expenses

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 18:06:43 in Canada Politics

“There cannot be true democracy without the truth ...

It is a gigantic big deal if we can only know the truth as a result of scandals ...

and it is a big deal if the truth can only be found behind our government's lies

PM Harper : ... the people of Canada deserves so much better than your government”
Pamela Wallin: 'Personal Vendettas' Behind Move To Expel Me From Senate

Pamela Wallin: 'Personal Vendettas' Behind Move To Expel Me From Senate

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 16:56:29 in Canada Politics

“It is sad and sickening to witness how the truth is only used as an instrument of vengeance ..
but not as an essential common currency of democracy .....

It is disheartening and revolting to witness our government play politics with people's money .. while so many poor and homeless people go desperately hungry.

It is disgusting to witness how our political class is only fighting for themselves .....
but not for their country .....”
'Canada Is The Dirty Old Man' Posters Hit Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

'Canada Is The Dirty Old Man' Posters Hit Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 16:23:06 in Canada Business

“Blocking the arteries of the OilSands is crucial in order to stop environmental destruction

If hurting our national pride is what takes to make people react, it is still a small
price to pay compared to the price .. we will all pay .. for ignoring Global Warming ...

This is a problem without borders, there's only one humanity .. and we only have one planet

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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.”
UN Urged To Declare Canada's Treatment Of Aboriginals 'Genocide'

UN Urged To Declare Canada's Treatment Of Aboriginals 'Genocide'

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 21:00:22 in Canada Politics

“The painful scars of our aboriginal people ... are shameful reminders of our history.

Only our truthful and compassionate understanding of the past ... and our sincere

understanding of other people's suffering ..... can heal the ignorance of our hearts.”
Margaret Atwood On Progress, Fear And Social Media

Margaret Atwood On Progress, Fear And Social Media

Commented Oct 14, 2013 at 17:52:34 in Canada Living

“Our mind ... it's a box that houses what we consciously or unconsciously put in ...

Some people can control their fears ... but in most cases ... fear controls people ...
Few control their minds, and often, the media does not informs, but deforms people's minds

Some people control their life, but generally, it is life that controls people ... and if science
continues to gather information faster than our society gathers wisdom ... progress is relative”
Malala Yousafzai Tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour: 'I Want To Be Prime Minister' (VIDEO)

Malala Yousafzai Tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour: 'I Want To Be Prime Minister' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 17:05:23 in World

“What a remarkable story of courage and sublime human spirit ... Malala is a world treasure

Malala's nurturing voice ... is more powerful than ... Obama's murdering drones ...

only education can defeat ignorance ... only love and compassion can defeat hate ...”

Lou on Vancouver Island on Oct 12, 2013 at 18:03:28

“Amen. She makes both parties look like hypocritical wusses out only for themselves.”
Ryan Leef, Tory MP, Wants Harper To Call Inquiry Into Murdered And Missing Aboriginal Women

Ryan Leef, Tory MP, Wants Harper To Call Inquiry Into Murdered And Missing Aboriginal Women

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 20:12:23 in Canada Politics

“Thank you for saying that Anne .. F & Fanned .. before Canada even starts debating

on who to vote for .... we should start telling political leaders what we want to vote for ...”
Harper Commonwealth Boycott Slammed By Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister

Harper Commonwealth Boycott Slammed By Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister

Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 15:35:43 in Canada Politics

“Prime Minister Harper ... is in a constant collision course with reality ... and ...

his attitude is similar to that of a person who is a wrong way driver on a highway

but obtusely thinks ..... that everyone else is going the wrong way”
North American Union? Diane Francis Pushes U.S.-Canada Merger

North American Union? Diane Francis Pushes U.S.-Canada Merger

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 18:53:16 in Canada Politics

“meow-fully insightful post ... F & F *****”
Conservatives' Consumer Protection Track Record Dismal, NDP Says

Conservatives' Consumer Protection Track Record Dismal, NDP Says

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 14:55:20 in Canada Politics

“When it comes to the Harper Conservative government ... we should carefully monitor

the absence of actual deeds .... far more than their cheap talk and meaningless words ....”
Rob Ford Says He Owes Torontonians Apology After City Spends $75,000 On 30 Chairs

Rob Ford Says He Owes Torontonians Apology After City Spends $75,000 On 30 Chairs

Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 13:33:02 in Canada Politics

“Those chairs may not support Ford's great mass of denial and embarrassment.”
Barilla Boycott: CEO's Anti-Gay Comments Spark Backlash

Barilla Boycott: CEO's Anti-Gay Comments Spark Backlash

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 15:17:29 in Canada Impact

“Caro Signor Barilla ... to your dismay ...

many humans feel joy in loving another person ... regardless of their gender.”

oldsob on Sep 26, 2013 at 16:52:45

“Yours is an EXCELLENT post!”
Do Rob Ford's Photos With Harper Prove Alleged Crack Tape Scandal Is Behind Him?

Do Rob Ford's Photos With Harper Prove Alleged Crack Tape Scandal Is Behind Him?

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 14:44:02 in Canada Politics

“Hypocritical politics ..... trading promises for votes ..... and falsity for hope .....

Indecency will not disappear because it's deliberately hidden behind fat promises.

Riders ..... do not trade your votes for another conservative ride going backwards.”

WakeUpCallToAll on Sep 24, 2013 at 16:21:15

“EXACTLY...Harper's just still desperately hoping for his hat trick...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbOyZyfv86g

...NOT going to happen!”
NDP MPs Preach Gospel Of Senate Abolition, Don't Fear Constitutional Battle

NDP MPs Preach Gospel Of Senate Abolition, Don't Fear Constitutional Battle

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 16:57:29 in Canada Politics

“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 ...”
Robert Redford Calls Alberta Oil 'The Dirtiest Oil On The Planet' In New Anti-Keystone XL Video (VIDEO)

Robert Redford Calls Alberta Oil 'The Dirtiest Oil On The Planet' In New Anti-Keystone XL Video (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 21:58:40 in Canada Alberta

“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.”

sync303 on Sep 17, 2013 at 09:11:12

“no, no, and no.”
Washington Navy Yard Shooting: 13 People Confirmed Dead, Including Shooter (LIVE UPDATES)

Washington Navy Yard Shooting: 13 People Confirmed Dead, Including Shooter (LIVE UPDATES)

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 18:49:42 in Crime

“That is really funny .... F & F

Did you have any of your comments vanished lately?”
Maria Mourani, Quebec MP, Kicked Out Of Bloc Quebecois For Denouncing Charter Of Values

Maria Mourani, Quebec MP, Kicked Out Of Bloc Quebecois For Denouncing Charter Of Values

Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 14:36:57 in Canada Politics

“What is freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, freedom of faith ...

without the freedom to express any of them ...”

MarsAmbassador on Sep 12, 2013 at 15:31:50

“Bravo! F&F”
CSEC Handed Over Control Of Encryption Standards To NSA: Report

CSEC Handed Over Control Of Encryption Standards To NSA: Report

Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 16:16:18 in Canada Business

“Public's private affairs are not longer private, and government's affairs are not longer public.

Those that profit from "The war against terror" need people to be in a permanent state of fear

The continuos imposition of fear allows our governments to operate in secrecy, and ensures
that we renounce to our rights and liberties in return for false promises of security.

We should not be as upset about our government's unwillingness to protect our rights,
as we should be upset about our own unwillingness to stand up and fight to protect them.”
Opposition To The Keystone XL Pipeline Tests The Administration's Resolve On Climate Change

Opposition To The Keystone XL Pipeline Tests The Administration's Resolve On Climate Change

Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 15:24:43 in Politics

“Pipelines spills are not a risk but a certainty ... Blocking the arteries of the Tar Sands ..

is crucial in order to prevent environmental destruction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dwwVo3CEFAQ
Naheed Nenshi, Ezra Levant Argue On Twitter Over Pembina Contract (TWEETS)

Naheed Nenshi, Ezra Levant Argue On Twitter Over Pembina Contract (TWEETS)

Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 19:06:20 in Canada Alberta

“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.”
World Public Opinion Sharply Opposed To Syria Strikes

World Public Opinion Sharply Opposed To Syria Strikes

Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 02:08:05 in World

“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.”
Syria Crisis: Canada's Support For Strike A 'Moral Stand'

Syria Crisis: Canada's Support For Strike A 'Moral Stand'

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 16:16:42 in Canada Politics

“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 ...

Hands off Syria ...”
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Canadian MPs Have No Access To Drafts U.S. Pols Can See, NDP Says

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Canadian MPs Have No Access To Drafts U.S. Pols Can See, NDP Says

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 16:48:27 in Canada Business

“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'

Harper's autocracy is destroying our democracy.”
Facebook Transparency Report Reveals Government Info Requests On Canadians

Facebook Transparency Report Reveals Government Info Requests On Canadians

Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 17:45:24 in Canada Business

“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.”

Charles the Great on Aug 27, 2013 at 18:14:18

“Police do this all the time”
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