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  1. If you study the extreme regulation of BC freshwater sport fishing it can lead to another subject of heavy regulation of remote areas of the province. That is all the areas the B.C. government has designated as Conservancy areas or preserved areas. An examination of the government's information on this seems to show at least part of this was done as reconciliation with aboriginals even thou very few or nobody is even living in the areas. Here is an example. " Nature and culture Cultural Heritage The Hunwadi/Ahnuhati-Bald Conservancy is within the traditional territory of the Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala First Nation. A number of cultural features in the area provide a strong indication of the historic occupation and presence of the Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala First Nation in the area now covered by the conservancy. Wildlife The intact nature of the two main watersheds in the conservancy makes it particularly important from an ecological perspective. The conservancy supports old-growth forests with healthy populations of salmon, grizzly bears and marbled murrelets, among other species. Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places." Hunwadi/Ahnuhati – Bald Conservancy | BC Parks It this really all necessary to burden taxpayers with a bureaucracy to create and enforce these kinds of conservancies? Also, it is a great make-work project for government employees who will be faithful to the Socialists in return. I am not that dumb to spend my time trying to talk to a bureaucrat. You should know better and have more sense to know it is a waste of time.
  2. I get it. You can go in that lake with a Kayak, rowboat and oars, but don't put a plastic propeller in the water which is driven by a little electric motor outside the water. It might be contaminated with some disease. Maybe I could clean the propeller end with an alcohol swab first. Do you think they would accept that?
  3. Part of the dangerous slide downhill is the extreme governmental control and regulation of everything. A prime example of this is the B.C. Freshwater Fishing Regulations. Freshwater fishing regulations in B.C. - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) It is full of unbelievable regulations that make no sense at all. A major part of it is of course to collect more fees from sport's fisherman for everything anyone could imagine. But it has made life very difficult. You almost have to take a lengthy course of instruction to know all the regulation and be studying them continually to know what to do or not to do. That has really made sport fishing a painful endeavour and actually wrecked it in many areas. Here is one small example out of hundreds. On page 14 Region 1 - Vancouver Island, there is a river named Ahnuhati River. It is regulated yet it is a river that very few if anybody would ever go to because it is located in the remote wilderness on the mainland east of the north coast of Vancouver Island. There are no roads up there. It is a mountainous wilderness with coastal islands and inlets. Very remote. The only way a person could get there would be by chartering a good-sized cabin cruiser or hiring a seaplane. How many people are going to do that? I could not even find it in a Vancouver Island backroad mapbook. It is designated as Class II water April 1 to Oct.31 and steelhead stamp is mandatory Apr 1 to June 30. This is of course just an excuse to collect extra fees as you require a special licence or permit for these things. This is the case for countless rivers in B.C. The whole thing is just a bureaucratic money grab. That is part of Socialist ideology. I could go through the regulations and write a book on all the extreme regulations used to make fishing unpleasant and add costs. Lots of work for bureaucrats and conservation officers.
  4. After two thousand years of persecution that ended with the Holocaust that killed about one third of the Jews in Europe, I think they have good reason to feel defensive.
  5. Yes, it is Satan's Socialism that is the reason. A Socialist NDP government that wishes to impose controls and regulations on everything just because...well, just because. You can't fish there because we know better. You can't use your little electric motor there because it's bad. You can't use a 15 hp motor in that lake, only less than 10 hp because the Federal government says it's bad for the salmon... blah blah On and on and on it goes Only a real leftie sucker would swallow all that nonsense.
  6. Again making up something to try to defend bureaucracy. Nobody said salmon were endangered. You just made it up.
  7. Again you are twisting what I said. I never said the issue of invasive species is nonsensical. Look back on my posts. You are reading something into it I never said. I simply pointed out banning electric motors on one lake while allowing row boats and kayaks is nonsensical. You assumed it has something to do with invasive species. But I never said that. There is no reason for that regulation. It is just more nonsense probably because somebody living near the lake complained about electric motors although they don't really make any noise. But it must have irked somebody for some inexplicable reason. Or maybe some radical environmentalist complained because they complain about everything.
  8. B.C. fishing regulations say no trout fishing in a river because some salmon are going up the river in the summer. How much do you want to bet they don't impose such silliness on other rivers around the province.
  9. I am doing as I'm told. I never said anything about defying the fishing regulations. I simply pointed out to you the regulations are full of nonsensical prohibitions, which is typical of a Socialist bureaucracy creating unnecessary work for themselves.
  10. The lake I said they don't allow electric motors on is not closed to boats, swimming and fishing. It is open to kayaks or any rowboats. Don't kayaks, rowboats, and swimmers spread disease or is it just electric motors that spread it? So you think electric motors spread whirling disease but not rowboats and kayaks? Any proof of that?
  11. " Is Taxation Ever Allowed? Some will respond, “Following this logic, are not all taxes and government programs theft?” One possible response is yes, which has some appeal due to its consistency (the view of anarcho-capitalism). However, a more biblical response is that some taxes are legitimate because some government functions are legitimate. Thus, we need to understand the proper role of civil government. It is important to understand that God designed government to enforce what are known as “negative rights.” You have a right to not be killed or stolen from. Hence the “negative.” But you do not have a right to food or shelter or anything else that belongs to someone else. You have to work for these things and buy these things through voluntary exchange. Thus, it is warped when it is said that humans have a “right” to things like healthcare or education. The only “positive rights” are those which are owed you out of a contract (such as the benefits of an insurance policy if certain conditions are met). And government does have an obligation to enforce such contracts. This is the only role of government in regard to positive rights. The government does not owe you any good or service, contrary to what socialists like to claim. God’s institution of civil government has a purpose, and that purpose is to protect property rights. In other words, God has designed the state to enforce the 8th commandment (as well as the 6th, 7th, and other commandments). It is all great when nobody steals. But people are sinful and steal/murder/destroy, and that is where government comes in. Of course, we have a problem when government is the one doing the stealing." The Bible Prohibits Socialism — Knowing Scripture
  12. It's simple logic. How many times do I have to repeat this? If you are taxed to pay for police or fire fighting or roads, drinking, and sewer, that is a necessity. If you are taxed so Trudeau or Singh can implement their Socialist agenda, that is stealing and sinful. Get it yet? That's the difference between a free enterprise system and a Communist or Socialist system that takes your money to theoretically redistribute the wealth.
  13. Now you are just making up BS to be contrary. How could my small electric motor introduce invasive species or spread disease. Fishing is allowed in that lake if you paddle or row, but no electric motors. You obviously have no idea. I thought you were a fisherman and knew something. Apparently not.
  14. Dumb comparison. Do we need hundreds of thousands of civil servants in the federal government to manage a few departments in this country? Do we need a massive pile of building codes and regulations to build houses and keep your septic system clean. If you are out in the country it is a fairly simple process, but you seem to miss the point that municipalities, regional districts and all levels of government have gone overboard with regulations and control of everything. I could give you lots of insane examples just in the B.C. fishing regulations to show how bad things have become. I wrote to the government to ask why they close a local river part of the year to freshwater trout fishing. The answer I got was because the water temperature gets high and the salmon migrate up the river. I wonder how a few people trout fishing on that river have anything to do with that. Insane regulations. I also asked why there is a 10 HP maximum for boats to fish on a remote lake. The answer was the federal government doesn't want boats with more than 10 HP fishing on that lake because salmon migrate in it. I have an old 15 hp motor and when I fish it runs very slowly. So what difference does it make if it was 15 or 10 HP is you are trolling slowly? No difference. The BC freshwater regulations are full of unnecessary and useless restrictions. That is how governments act. Another example is they don't even allow electric motors on a little lake. Now why would an electric motor make any difference to anything?
  15. "31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day." Genesis 1:31 Genesis chapter one tells how God created everything in six days. Do you think it was a fact?
  16. For a guy who is an atheist, it's strange how you try to use the Bible in a discussion. Twisting scripture though. You are not to sin period. I never said some taxation was a sin. I already explained how some services are necessary. Excessive taxation can be part of Socialism. A perverse way of reasoning and totally false.
  17. Not all taxation is theft. It is understandable that we need police, roads, infrastructure such as water and sewer, and armed forces. Socialism is EXCESSIVE or EXTREME taxation for the purposes of running a Socialist system and wealth re-distribution. That is theft or Communism, Socialism, or Marxism. It has nothing to do with the Jewish religion' tithing thousands of years ago to support their priests, etc. Tithing is not taught in the New Testament and does not apply to Christianity.
  18. Nonsense. "Tithing is an Old Testament concept. The tithe was a requirement of the Law in which the Israelites were to give 10 percent of the crops they grew and the livestock they raised to the tabernacle/temple (Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:26; Deuteronomy 14:24; 2 Chronicles 31:5). In fact, the Old Testament Law required multiple tithes—one for the Levites, one for the use of the temple and the feasts, and one for the poor of the land—which would have pushed the total to around 23.3 percent. Some understand the Old Testament tithe as a method of taxation to provide for the needs of the priests and Levites in the sacrificial system." What does the Bible say about Christian tithing? Should a Christian tithe? | GotQuestions.org Tithing was a part of the Jewish religion several thousand years ago. It applied to the Jews only within their religion to support their priests and whoever required to be supported. It does not apply today in Christianity or churches, although some try to use the Old Testament tithing law to get more money out of people. It has absolutely nothing to do with Socialism and government imposed excessive taxation to run Socialist programs. A certain amount of taxation is understandable to provide basic services. But when it becomes excessive as in Socialism or Communism then it becomes theft. Forced wealth confiscation or denial of private property is against the ten commandments that say "thou shalt not steal". Just because it is government, they do not have the right to confiscate people's money for a Socialist agenda. That is Communism, Marxism or Socialism.
  19. Seriously? I am not associating tithing with Satanism.. Tithing was an old testament requirement for Jews to support their religion several thousand years ago. Tithing means giving 10% to the Jewish religion. It has absolutely nothing to do with Socialism. It has nothing to do with Socialism or Satanism.
  20. You totally missed the point. Surely you understand the difference between government taxation for basic necessary services such as roads, police, and armed forces and a Socialist system where the government taxes the population very heavily to provide all kinds of social services and spend money for everything under the sun. This is child's stuff. There is a big difference between basic government and Socialist government that imposes extreme taxation in various forms and intrudes into everyone's life and has a huge bureaucracy to intervene and control society in every way imaginable, including all kinds of social programs. That is Socialism. Don't try to pretend Socialism is just normal government. Also don't make false claims that it would cost tens of thousands for a person to get health care. That is fear mongering and is false. You would have health insurance whereby you pay a monthly premium and if you need a health care service, you pay a reasonable or small deductible. Nobody who is in poverty would be required to pay it. But health insurance should be compulsory for most people. Don't forget everyone pays for a failing public system through their taxes. It is not free. But hopefully you would have fast and effective health care if the private sector was more involved. Not the long waiting lists where people die waiting as we have now. You should be thinking about how to get people good fast health care to give them a good quality of life, instead of supporting a failing public system that is harming countless people.
  21. Seriously Michael? Give us a break. Nobody is going to swallow that one. There is nothing voluntary about taxation. It is compulsory. Charity is voluntary.
  22. You have no idea what the Bible teaches and just use it for your own Communist ideas.
  23. All those things are part of the reason housing is unaffordable for the average Canadian now. All of those things could be examined in depth to see if they were really necessary or are they to build a massive bureaucracy and tax and charge Canadians to death. However, that is not the main issue. We are referring to what would fit the definition of Socialism. That would be more to do with all the social programs and government departments that seem to be growing with no end and all the government intervention in the economy. All of this is paid for by confiscating the private money of citizens in various ways. Government is growing at an astronomical rate. It increased 40% in size since Trudeau took office in 2015. For some reason, every need of every person and everything that costs money is now the responsibility of government. What changed in society that the individual is no longer the responsibility of the person himself? I can understand support for people who are handicapped, ill, or seniors in need of care, but everyone else who is capable of working should be supporting themselves. However government has made it unaffordable for healthy people to support themselves. That is a disaster.
  24. It is not necessary for the Bible to use the word "Socialism". The Bible condemns the ideology. The right to own private property is a very basic belief that is taught by the commandment "thou shalt not steal" and "thou shalt not covet". Socialism is theft.
  25. " All Forms of Socialism Are Theft Central to the moral argument against socialism and quasi-socialism is the 8th commandment: You shall not steal (Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19). This command teaches the concept of private property and forbids the taking of property from an innocent person. God added to this condemnation of socialism by prohibiting envy in the 10th commandment: You shall not covet (Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21). God is a capitalist, which we know because God endorses private property. This is inferred from the 8th commandment. The prohibition of theft assumes that people own things. Of course, everything in this world belongs to God. Yet He has delegated control and responsibility of things to individuals. We call this private property rights." The Bible Prohibits Socialism — Knowing Scripture
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