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  1. Actually CTV is technically corporately-owned, but there is no difference between the CBC and CTV. CTV being dominant would not make much difference. What we need is less government control with the CRTC and more private TV stations. Don't forget government-controlled stations only give you the government narrative or politically correct narrative. One must ask why the CTV seems to only broadcast a politically correct narrative if it is private. Doesn't seem to be very much like an private independent station. There possibly are a growing number of stations just using the internet to broadcast because the internet is already there and it is free to use or very inexpensive. Even CBC is now using the internet solely for several programs. One I think is called CBC GEM. Many churches are broadcasting their weekly Sunday services on the internet. It is free and anyone anywhere can watch it. The truth is it would make no difference if we only had CTV and CBC was gone, except it would save the taxpayers billions of dollars. CTV wouldn't be any different than it is now if the CBC were gone. Just have twice as many viewers and possibly make more money and have some better programs. Right now, the number of viewers and revenue is divided up between two stations which are very similar. Did you notice some political hosts who worked for the CBC later went to work on CTV? I can think of two in last few years, Evan Solomon and Vassy Kapelos. This is a good argument for abolishing CBC.
  2. Yes, just listened to it. Good one.
  3. Something that makes one proud of the British Empire is Captain James Cook. If you want to watch an excellent documentary, watch the History of Captain James Cook on youtube. His statues were unfairly targeted by Black Lives Matter around the world. He was an eminent navigator, explorer, servant of the crown, cartographer, and captain. He discovered feeding the crew fruit and vegetables stopped them from getting scurvy, a huge discovery in the 1700s. He charted the west coast of B.C. in the 1700s. Captain James Cook: The incredible true story of the World's Greatest Navigator and Cartographer - Bing video
  4. Not really. There are only two Canadian news channels with steady news updates (with a strong liberal slant), CBC & CTV and they are both the same. Makes me wonder why we are paying billions to have the CBC when CTV is almost exactly the same.
  5. Yes, I like the song Hallelujah by Cohen. Don't know about the words. I give you credit for thinking of the Jerusalem song. I have heard it before but not much. Just listened to several versions now and found one sung by an individual male that is very good. George Beverly Shea - The Holy City (Best Quality) - Bing video Yes, that could be an excellent national anthem as part of the British Commonwealth as we are.
  6. Hallelujah may not be a Christian hymn. Here is a better one. When The Role is Called up Yonder, I'll be There GREAT HYMNS OF FAITH - Christian Gospel. Beautiful Playlist - Lyrics Video - Bing video
  7. The Ontario legal profession is in a battle between the takeover by the woke agenda and rejecting it sometime this year. This is very serious and could extend into every facet of life of the legal world. It would be a further serious extension of the authoritarian woke agenda into Canadian society. "The Law Society of Ontario’s battle over its woke statement of principles is heading toward round two, as the election of benchers is a contest between two slates, one upholding the 2019 repeal of the rabidly politically correct statement of principles (SOP), and the other pledged to reinstate it. Readers may recall that the SOP requires every lawyer and paralegal in Ontario to promise to advance equality, diversity and inclusion, and not only within the legal profession. The SOP requires law licensees to “create and to abide by a statement of principles acknowledging their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally, and in their behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.” Under this formula, all law licensees in the province must pledge to promote this elusive quality amongst the public and in practically all of their individual activities. It should have been obvious to everyone from the outset that this was an insane and unenforceable burden to inflict upon the profession, and that, if imposed, the lawyers would become a pestilential thought police committed to terrorizing society." https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/conrad-black-election-will-decide-if-ontario-law-society-devolves-into-woke-tyranny/ar-AA18dGYF?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=efc69a81b7114c9a8f3b377f6897bbec&ei=38
  8. You know we don't get to vote on U.S. presidents, but Trump had a few good things about him that caused half of America to vote for him. He opposed leftism, Socialism, and globalism. Those are big things. He opposed environmental radicalism and climate change alarmism that Trudeau and Biden pedal constantly. Those things alone would cause millions to vote for Trump.
  9. Thankfully by God's mercy and grace, I won't be going to that place. Praise God! Hallelujah! " But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: "(John 1:12, KJV). "For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified." Hebrews 10:14 KJV "13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7: 13, 14 KJV This song expresses the joy I have.
  10. When you get to hell, never say I didn't warn you. Chick.com: He Never Told Us (retail)
  11. "In examining Scripture, two facts become clear. First, God is a Spirit and does not possess human characteristics or limitations. Second, all the evidence contained in Scripture agrees that God revealed Himself to mankind in a male form. To begin, God’s true nature needs to be understood. God is a Person, obviously, because God exhibits all the characteristics of personhood: God has a mind, a will, an intellect, and emotions. God communicates and He has relationships, and God’s personal actions are evidenced throughout Scripture. As John 4:24 states, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” Since God is a spiritual being, He does not possess physical human characteristics. However, sometimes figurative language used in Scripture assigns human characteristics to God in order to make it possible for man to understand God. This assignment of human characteristics to describe God is called “anthropomorphism.” Anthropomorphism is simply a means for God (a spiritual being) to communicate truth about His nature to humanity, physical beings. Since humanity is physical, we are limited in our understanding of those things beyond the physical realm; therefore, anthropomorphism in Scripture helps us to understand who God is. Some of the difficulty comes in examining the fact that humanity is created in God’s image. Genesis 1:26-27 says, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Both man and woman are created in the image of God, in that they are greater than all the other creations as they, like God, have a mind, will, intellect, emotions, and moral capacity. Animals do not possess a moral capacity and do not possess an immaterial component like humanity does. The image of God is the spiritual component that humanity alone possesses. God created humanity to have a relationship with Him. Humanity is the only creation designed for that purpose. That said, man and woman are only patterned after the image of God—they are not tiny “copies” of God. The fact that there are men and women does not require God to have Morand female features. Remember, being made in the image of God has nothing to do with physical characteristics." Is God male or female? | GotQuestions.org Google is such a simple thing to use to find the answers. More foolishness. Obviously just trying to be obnoxious.
  12. I have a couple questions for you? 1. Do you believe the Ottawa occupation was heavily influenced and financed by some Americans or would you say it was a very small part of the number of protesters? 2. Do you believe the Americans that were involved were just a fringe group who were protesting against mandates and Trudeau's leftism or authoritarianism? 3. Do you believe American influence is more dangerous than influence from China? 4. Would you rate American's influence as the same kind of threat as from China's influence? 5. Do you think Russian influence in Canada is anywhere near the same magnitude as China's influence?
  13. Watch this 3 hour video with a complete history of the Jesuits and you will understand the threat from the Jesuits. They have been banned from many countries over the centuries since they were founded in the 1500s because of their serious interference in countries. They managed to get back in many countries. One of their purposes for being formed was to reverse the Reformation which began in the 1500s and eliminate Protestantism and bring the world (at least the west) under the dominion of the Papacy. All political leaders of western nations bow to the Pope who is the most powerful politician in the western world. Trudeau himself said evangelicals are the worst kind of Canadians. What does that tell you about his ideology? We know Trudeau and Liberals are diehard globalists. So is the Pope. Many of them are members of Romanism. Globalism appeals to them. Have they been indoctrinated by Jesuitism which founded some universities in Quebec and elsewhere. They believe in control of the world so of course they would promote one world government. There are countless videos on youtube warning about one world government. One good one is at this link. It is 1 hr 5 mins in length but interesting. Amir Tsarfati: The Illuminati and the One World Government - Bing video The Entire History On 'The Jesuit Order' & The Plans Of World Domination Full Documentary YouTube - Bing video Be warned there are many Jesuit websites that paint a completely different picture.
  14. " His story is worth telling. He took over as chief of the southern Saskatchewan band in 1991, when he was only 23 years old. The band’s books were in bad shape, and his people were on the brink of third-party management. Two decades later, the Whitecap Dakota are in the black. Bear spoke of plans to build a hotel and a business park. His band even operates a golf course. Bear earns a tidy sum, as do the band’s two elected councillors. “We have been able to generate a lot of our own-source revenues, so we can top up salaries and make sure we can be competitive,” he told the aboriginal affairs committee. Bear said he’s happy to disclose his own salary, and pointed out that he has no say in his own paycheque. “We actually have a chief and council compensation commission in our community that’s made up of our membership,” he says. “They set our salaries; we don’t set our salaries.” Fast forward two years, and now we all know Bear’s salary last year: $129,519, plus $14,860 in benefits. We also know that his two councillors, Frank Royal and Dwayne Eagle, each took home $102,473 (plus benefits)." First Nations transparency: a deeper look at chiefs' earnings (macleans.ca) There are things native bands could do to create profitable businesses in some places if they were only motivated. The Osooyoos band in the Okanogan is one example of a band that apparently has done well. There are other examples. There was a well known native who became a lawyer in B.C. and wrote at least one book. He also taught the martial arts. But he left the reserve and went to Vancouver to get educated. He did well. His book is all about success through self effort. That's what is needed. The left has the wrong idea. There are other examples of native bands that have made a success of themselves too. I think there is a band up in the tar sands in Alberta that has done well too.
  15. That's true. Also, one of the problems is aboriginals claim vast areas as their "traditional territory". In B.C. the various bands claim the whole province as their traditional territory. Of course they claim natural resource development (oil, gas, forest industry) is on "their" land. The actual native reserves are small areas where they live. They don't actually live on the vast wilderness and mountainous areas that cover hundreds and thousands of square kilometres. In the past they were given hunting and fishing privileges because that is what they did historically as hunter-gatherers. But they have never lived in the past on natural resources like oil, natural gas, logging etc. other than using trees for local purposes in a very limited way. Natives do get hired by resource companies to actually work in the industry. This is fair. But what is happening now is the native bands are demanding and possibly receiving some kind of royalties for resource extraction on what they claim as their traditional lands in some cases, which cover the whole province. The Canadian government has already paid billions of dollars per year to support native bands. I believe the government pays for housing, water filtration plants, etc. and monthly support for each native. Plus they have special status cards which they use to be excused from paying certain taxes, etc. The monthly payments goes through band managers and councils I believe and there is little accountability. There have been cases of abuse of the money. Harper passed a law to create transparency and accountability, but the liberals abolished it. "IOGC collects all royalty moneys on behalf of First Nations and transfers the moneys into trust fund accounts that are administered by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). First Nations can apply to AANDC regional offices to access their moneys for community projects and other uses. All moneys collected by IOGC on behalf of First Nations are payable to the Receiver General for Canada and must be submitted by cheque. 100% of the funds collected on behalf of First Nations are placed in their trust accounts." Royalty Payments (pgic-iogc.gc.ca)
  16. We are also seeing governments give special resource payoffs to aboriginals. Benefits such as royalties should go to the province which must provide health care and other services for everyone in the province, including natives. I don't think it is right to be paying them special payments that nobody else receives for resource development.
  17. A court just reduced the sentence of a man who killed three mounties in Nova Scotia. They said in effect that 75 years is too long and he will be entitled to apply for parole after 25 years. When one murders other people, I think they forfeit any rights to be free again, but apparently many liberals and judges think otherwise.
  18. Doing what? Who has the right to give aboriginals lands when the millions of people who might be effected had no idea what is going on or any say? No sign that the demands will ever end. Most people believe the demands will never end. The government already paid 3 billion dollars out to residential school survivors. Just signed a deal for another 2.8 billion dollars. We haven't even begun with the unmarked graves which could cost billions. Then there will be endless demands for colonization and settlement. If they are given self-government which is the direction the BC NDP is going, they will want billions to set up their own justice system. What about a separate health care system next? Separate schools and universities? Who do you think is paying for houses, roads, water systems, and infrastructure for FNs. Everything. On and on it goes. White man will be expected to pay for it all if the lefties, liberals, and woke have their way. This is the problem the woke and lefties are creating and going to leave for our grandchildren. If you are part of it, that is what you are doing. Creating a nightmare and destroying the future. This is what UNDRIP is also pushing us into and the liberals are falling for it. People like yourself.
  19. I never suggested a tribe should be given whatever territory they want or claim. I don't suggest "negotiating" and giving FNs what they want. The fact is they claim the whole province. They can't have whatever they want. They are a tiny percentage of the population. They would have to take what they are given if they want to go that route and be self-governing. As a small population, they don't need more than their share of the land. No I wouldn't give them Haida Gwaii. Maybe 10% of it on the west coast Maybe a few small pieces of land on the coast. We would have to give more than one piece of land. Maybe a small percentage of Vancouver Island. But all other tribes and reserves on the island would have to move to that area. You must know they are never satisfied and always want more. They never will be satisfied. It's time to change our approach because the present approach is not working. Continenta Horn, a famous native woman said white man will always be paying. It will never end.
  20. Many FNs, particularly their leaders and red power activists and their leftist supporters are constantly complaining and demanding self-government. You can't solve that and they are only about 4.5% of the population. The rest of us are 95% of population and are tired of listening to it and tired of paying endlessly. This will never end. The majority of Canadians should be able to make that decision. I don't understand what your problem is. Who cares if a new country is not mentioned. They want self-government and independence. There is no other way to give it to them unless you give them a piece of land to have a place where they can be independent and sovereign. You have not given any other solution. Just complain about any suggestion. You either give them their own area or listen to their demands forever and continue to pay billions to them forever. Which is worse? Giving them a piece of land and saying that is your country. Or listening to endless demands and paying forever?
  21. The education system is being destroyed by leftism in Canada. "Teaching is now a political act that involves indoctrinating children instead of educating them, said Chanel Pfahl, in an interview with the National Post. “There’s a lot of reason to be afraid. We are in a kind of cultural revolution and people really do need to pay attention.” Michael Higgins: 'A lot of reason to be afraid,' says censured teacher critical of the woke revolution in classrooms (msn.com)
  22. No likely going to happen. The person has to be someone who would have the allegiance of millions of Canadians including the Armed Forces and RCMP. There is nobody in Canada who would fit that requirement. Only the King or Queen. The GG is only a representative. The King is still the head of state, not the GG.
  23. the U.S. system is Republican, an entirely different system that ours. We have Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy which is very different. It requires a non-political head of state.
  24. Heads of state are supposed to be above politics. That's why we don't elect Kings, Queens, or Governor Generals. How could a head of state be independent from politics or be neutral if they were elected? One of their jobs is to be a referee if a government is tied and can't decide who should be the Prime Minister. Or dissolve a government in certain situations. How is that possible if they are partisan?
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