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by Free Markets
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: The Great Pipeline Hoax
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: The Great Pipeline Hoax

The constitutional authority of the feds is not in question. But will any federal government use that power to override Quebec objections? No. Also, much of the constitutional leverage has been diluted by the never ending lawfare that a government can't avoid by overriding the courts.
by Free Markets
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: The Great Pipeline Hoax
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: The Great Pipeline Hoax

That summarizes the problem but what is the answer? None obvious. First consider oil pipelines. Pipelines to the Maritimes have to pass through Quebec and that's not going to happen. All provincial parties have made it clear: no pipelines. No PM/government will force Quebec, it doesn't matter what i...
by Free Markets
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: Delusion vs Reality 1
Replies: 10
Views: 77

Re: Delusion vs Reality 1

WestViking wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:53 pm
How does this relate to current efforts by Bob Rae and Justin Trudeau to promote the UN and a World Order?
Lol, good question. Maybe the problem is that you think Lord of the Rings is fiction. :D
by Free Markets
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: TRump - Mt Rushmore protest - live
Replies: 18
Views: 121

Re: TRump - Mt Rushmore protest - live

As far as a lot of Americans coming down with this, when you have moronic college students holding parties with a cash prize to see who can catch it first, when you have a large segment refusing to wear masks, well .... what do you expect? How is THIS Trump's fault? Trump has consistently attacked ...
by Free Markets
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: TRump - Mt Rushmore protest - live
Replies: 18
Views: 121

Re: TRump - Mt Rushmore protest - live

Reagan was the best. When he and Thatcher were riding herd, the world ticked along a lot better. Because of Trump's lack of leadership, some Republicans are speculating that McConnell will throw Trump under the bus and lever someone else into the nomination in order to save the Senate. Something has...
by Free Markets
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: A new type of religion
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: A new type of religion

When the wokeness religion collided with the COVID religion, wokeness won that battle pretty handilly. I suspect it will be the same if wokeness and environementalism ever come to clash. It's easy to call yourself an environementalist to give yoursel a good conscience.. but it's not so easy when yo...
by Free Markets
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: A new type of religion
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: A new type of religion

Environmentalism became a religion some time ago. Will be interesting to see if the religions of wokeness and environmentalism clash.
by Free Markets
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: CPC Leadership Election
Topic: When is CPC leadership election, date?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: When is CPC leadership election, date?

August 21. Mail ballots sent out in August and have to be returned by the 21st.
by Free Markets
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: CPC Leadership Election
Topic: When is CPC leadership election, date?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: When is CPC leadership election, date?

The CPC office essentially shut down because of covid so no memberships, etc. issued. They must be open by now but maybe the backlog is large.
by Free Markets
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: Frozen in Fear
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Frozen in Fear

In virology population mortality rates are irrelevant. The two that matter are the infection mortality rate (IMR) and the case mortality rate (CMR). To the average person, it's the IMR that is talked about: If I get the disease, what is the chance of me dieing? Publicized flu mortality rates are IMR...
by Free Markets
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: Frozen in Fear
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Frozen in Fear

The increase in the recovery rate may be due to increased testing. Initially, only those with covid symptoms were tested. The expansion in testing will spot those with mild infections who recovery quickly.

What is strange is that the case mortality rate has gone up from 7% in May to 8.25% in June.
by Free Markets
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Denver Airport Artwork Presaged Coronavirus in 1994
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Denver Airport Artwork Presaged Coronavirus in 1994

The Arab is wearing an Israeli flag. No doubt trying to make a political statement.
by Free Markets
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: Rot at the top 2
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Rot at the top 2

Don't know much about this so I may be wrong, but while appointment to the Queen's Privy Council requires GG approval, appointment to the Privy Council Office, a different animal, doesn't.
by Free Markets
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Transport Minister Marc Garneau defends decision not to force airlines to offer COVID-19 refunds
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Transport Minister Marc Garneau defends decision not to force airlines to offer COVID-19 refunds

This is pretty damn sick. I live in the USA, where I try to use Southwest Airlines whenever I can. They have a transparent refund policy, no BS fees, you just get a credit. The price of the services you get are directly in the ticket, and not in lots of separate add-ons. Canadian airlines don't giv...
by Free Markets
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Alberta Finally Starts to Move Ahead
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Alberta Finally Starts to Move Ahead

Provincial politicians are finally starting to get the picture. https://www.westernstandardonline.com/2020/06/fair-deal-panel-recommends-alberta-police-and-pension-status-quo-on-constitution/ https://www.westernstandardonline.com/2020/06/ucp-mla-barnes-demands-tougher-stance-including-possible-indep...
by Free Markets
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Half of candidates in 2019 federal election ‘dissatisfied’ with electoral system: poll
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Half of candidates in 2019 federal election ‘dissatisfied’ with electoral system: poll

And let me guess. Of the 50% of candidates who want the system to change, 100% were losers. :))
by Free Markets
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Does this black life matter
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Does this black life matter

Sharpton is a vulture, he feeds off black deaths.
by Free Markets
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Respect
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Respect

Not a Canadian, but here is Ann Coulter, who was once his avid supporter, on her current views of Trump. She has written many more substantive complaints about him. Again, further proof that his base is crumbling. Lest we forget, in Donald Trump the Democrats have a man [partial list] … — who got in...
by Free Markets
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Respect
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Respect

Right now Trump is going down to defeat in November. He is running behind in must win states like Wisconsin and Arizona and only neck-and-neck in Texas and Ohio. He has switched his focus from trying to expand beyond his core support to trying to hold on to his base, and the base isn't large enough ...
by Free Markets
Fri May 29, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Parliament
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Parliament

Because then our dear leader would be unable to act like a petty dictator.
by Free Markets
Fri May 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll: Have you been censored by Twitter, Facebook or Google?
Replies: 17
Views: 296

Re: Poll: Have you been censored by Twitter, Facebook or Google?

Can't post anything to do with Muslims. I suggested that a missing muslim had probably joined Isis. Some one complained to FB that I was an Islamophobic racist so they took down my post and put me in FB jail for a day or two (don't remember which).
by Free Markets
Fri May 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll: Have you been censored by Twitter, Facebook or Google?
Replies: 17
Views: 296

Re: Poll: Have you been censored by Twitter, Facebook or Google?

FB took down one of my posts because someone complained it was racist.
by Free Markets
Wed May 27, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?

I've never heard of this person aside from FD. It's yet another example of why the mainstream media grovels to PAYbec and OntariOWE in central Canada only. It's all that's needed to win. Couldn't agree more. It's always some obscure politician from butf**k Ontario that easterners are salivating ove...
by Free Markets
Wed May 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?

SaintNobody wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:38 pm
You have to implement conservative ideas, or there`s no point to the party.
Do you view the PPC as a conservative party?
by Free Markets
Wed May 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Ottawa lacks financial capacity to withstand another economic lockdown, must look to reign in spending: report
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Ottawa lacks financial capacity to withstand another economic lockdown, must look to reign in spending: report

I've long said that ANY government deficit or debt by any party should be illegal, period. Decades from now assorted governments everywhere will be citing Covid-19. It's a multi-generational free pass card. I would add some flexibility and require the budget to be balanced over a rolling 4 year per...
by Free Markets
Wed May 27, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: In Central Park, an unstoppable Karen meets the immovable Karen
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: In Central Park, an unstoppable Karen meets the immovable Karen

She's been fired by Franklin-Templeton and, being a Canadian, maybe return here and let her dog destroy our wildlife.
by Free Markets
Tue May 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Petition for non-confidence vote
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Petition for non-confidence vote

Since the topic of petitions has been brought up, Rempel's gun petition is almost at 216,000 signatures. This breaks the old record by a few 10,000s.
https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Peti ... ion=e-2574
by Free Markets
Sun May 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?

Btw WV, I read an interesting piece called "It takes government to turn crisis into disaster". Does it look familiar?
by Free Markets
Sun May 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?

Get a grip WV. No one said Karahalios couldn't run for parliament just that he couldn't run for CPC leadership. No constitutional violation here as parties have the legal right to turf leadership candidates. You can make the argument that it should have been left up to the members to decide on him b...
by Free Markets
Sun May 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Can Canadians handle another lockdown? Our governments aren’t sure
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Can Canadians handle another lockdown? Our governments aren’t sure

We can't just go back to how things were, not yet, because even if businesses open again, people are not going to go back. A lot of businesses in the private sector operate on razor-thin profit margins, most famously the restaurant industry. They won't survive if they open up but some 20-30% of the...
by Free Markets
Sun May 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?

Connie Fournier wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:02 pm
The CPC is not my party. And, one of the reasons why is because of stuff like this.
I never said anything about you attacking the CPC. Karahalios did the deed and the party doesn't need to be attacked over religious beliefs from within. Get enough of that from outside.
by Free Markets
Sun May 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Was the CPC right to disqualify Jim Karahalios again?

Must everything be a conspiracy? There is nothing wrong with attacking members of other parties but never take a hatchet to one's own party. He has proven that he would be a disaster as a party leader.
by Free Markets
Sun May 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Can Canadians handle another lockdown? Our governments aren’t sure
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Can Canadians handle another lockdown? Our governments aren’t sure

A problem is that the focus of the Covid fight has changed. Initially it was to flatten the curve: push infections forward in time to avoid a spike in cases that would overwhelm the heath system. The lockdown helped do that and now we have to open up and accept the infections that were avoided befor...
by Free Markets
Fri May 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Facebook will let employees work from home permanently but it comes with a catch
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Facebook will let employees work from home permanently but it comes with a catch

Everyone seems to have a prediction about the possibility of a chunk of jobs moving permanently to home: reduction in commuting and consequent fall in demand for mass transit and cars, a residential shift from the downtown core to the cheaper burbs cutting city tax revenues and property values, and ...
by Free Markets
Thu May 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll: Do you think the US/Canada border should remain closed?
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Poll: Do you think the US/Canada border should remain closed?

Speaking personally and selfishly, I have some family that I'd like to visit, and so I want the border open. As a family member of Canadian citizens, you are entitled to fly into the country at one of the four open airports (Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver). There are quite a few exceptions t...
by Free Markets
Wed May 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll: Who do you trust more to handle this crisis - Trudeau or Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Poll: Who do you trust more to handle this crisis - Trudeau or Trump

Ditto, neither have been any good. Trump's flip flops and lack of direction may well be the nail in his re-election coffin.
by Free Markets
Tue May 19, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Most Canadians want border with U.S. to remain closed for now, poll says
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Most Canadians want border with U.S. to remain closed for now, poll says

With an idiot in charge of the country, an open border is a mixed blessing. Open it and illegal migrants will start flooding in again adding to our financial and crime burden. Slowly start opening while keeping the illegals out.
by Free Markets
Fri May 15, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Canada’s road to UN Security Council seat goes through Fiji
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Canada’s road to UN Security Council seat goes through Fiji

Trudeau's behavior has been disgusting in his desperation for five years to get a worthless Security Council seat. It's cost us billions in bribes to s***hole countries to buy their vote. I hope we don't get it but if we do, rest assured Trudeau will proclaim this is proof the "Canada is back".