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  1. Your love of carbon taxes and your willingness to keep paying and not even receive a rebate is all because your union earned you a good pension and you probably have more money to throw around than most Canadians and you have no clue how useless this carbon tax is. It is doing nothing for the climate. Many Canadians have higher priorities such as paying the rent or mortgage and putting food on the table. The answer is to axe the tax. Period. And if you want to keep paying, send your cheque to the federal government.
  2. "OTTAWA — Employing foreign sharpshooters in helicopters to cull deer inhabiting a small coastal B.C. island could cost taxpayers over $12 million, suggest newly released government documents." This includes bringing in foreign shooters. Local hunters say they could do it for free. "A total of $800,000 was set aside to facilitate Indigenous participation in the program, which includes payments to three area First Nations, as well as $108,800 for meat harvesting, and $15,250 each for cultural and spiritual workers to train crews. Other costs include $2.3 million for salaries for Parks Canada staff, $1.4 million for analysis and studies and $3.3 million in miscellaneous costs ." Parks Canada to spend $12M on B.C. deer cull, while Canadian hunters say they'd do it for free (msn.com)
  3. As has already been stated many times, Palestinian people are primarily Muslim and hate Israel and want it eliminated or destroyed. Israel is a tiny country and carving it up to create a so-called Palestinian state would threaten the very existence of Israel. All the surrounding countries are largely Muslim and opposed to the existence of Israel. Countries like Iran are terrorist controlled who have many terrorist proxies who want to destroy Israel and have openly sworn to do so.
  4. This is a sad demonstration of pure antisemitism. The Irish republic has a sad history of claiming to be "neutral". They were neutral while Hitler and the Nazis invaded Europe. The allies defended the west and their citizens joined the armed forces and sacrificed their lives in the defence of freedom. What did Ireland do? Nothing. " Francoist Spain remained officially neutral during World War II but maintained close political and economic ties to Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy throughout the period of the Holocaust." "The regime failed to protect the vast majority of Spanish Sephardic Jews living in German-occupied Europe." Spain and the Holocaust - Wikipedia Now they think they can pontificate and contribute to a better world by siding with one side against Israel. They can't be trusted.
  5. That is a false claim. I simply pointed out the world is antisemitic in general. The truth is the world is fighting against God and part of that is antisemtism. Nobody can fight against God and expect to win. " God has always had His hand on Israel. By Stephanie Hertzenberg The Bible is overflowing with prophecies. Many of them revolve around the Messiah, how people will know when He comes and what He will do when He arrives on Earth. There are also a number of prophecies that state the signs that will indicate that the end of the world is near. The vast majority of biblical prophecies, however, revolve around one subject, Israel. Israel and her people are the subject of most of the prophecies in the Bible. The Old Testament is dominated by tales of the Israelites attempting and failing to keep God’s laws. When they fail, the Israelites are usually warned by a prophet of the doom that is coming for them. These prophecies either come true or inspire the Israelites to return to a righteous way of life. Eventually, the Israelites more or less run out of strikes, and God brings down a final set of terrible prophecies upon them. These prophecies have been the source of fascination across the world for generations especially as many of those prophecies have already been fulfilled. Here are eight biblical prophecies about Israel that have come true already." 8 Biblical Prophecies About Israel That Have Come True - Beliefnet
  6. There is nothing to retract. Europe itself has a 1,500 year history of antisemtism. What has changed? The world in general is antisemitic. You seem to trust the antisemitic U.N. History proves there will be no peace in the middle east until Biblical prophecy is fulfilled.
  7. I simply spoke the truth which you have trouble digesting. You should know from history peace is practically impossible in that region.
  8. Apparently you are not familiar with the history of the world's antisemitism. Counting countries which are basically antisemitic means nothing.
  9. It is going to be difficult to get rid of Hamas because of the interference by states like Iran and their proxies. That is why it is going to be next to impossible to have peace in the region. I am not sure what Canada expects to accomplish with its policies of supporting UNRWA, a questionable organization which has been found to have terrorist participants. Canada's action in bringing in or saying they are going to bring in 5,000 Palestinian immigrants from Gaza is questionable. We have enough problems in Canada now with extremist protesters and antisemitism.
  10. I doubt you are being censored. It is just not done. You may have had a computer glitch or incorrectly entered some data.
  11. According to the government, they are actually relatives of Canadians or people who hold Canadian citizenship. I am not sure how they can verify that or whether people can get faked papers somehow. How does anyone know if they are terrorist supporters or not? I doubt the government is able to screen them. It may not be possible to screen people from that area.
  12. I was talking to an older lady yesterday who told me she has arteries that are 75% blocked but the cardiologist or specialist she saw some times ago has not got back to her. It has been months and she has heard nothing. So she is not even on a waiting list. Probably the case for many people now. They may have serious medical issues but the system is so over loaded that people are just being neglected.
  13. I gave you the website that explains all that. What is the problem in reading it? Not much else I can do. Do you expect me to go through all the material and select one or two sentences to try spoon feed it to you? You obviously don't care or don't want to know.
  14. Jesus is God and God is a god of love, mercy and forgiveness. He is also a God of justice. Justice for evil doers who are unrepentant and reject God's offer of salvation through his Son is not hate or revenge. It is justice. Sometimes the guilty must be punished. Do you think the evil people in the world should not be punished simply because you think it would be hate or revenge? You yourself commented strongly against the cruel people who rule Iran. Would it be hate and revenge to punish those tyrannical rulers? What about the people in the world who have opposed God and his word? Should they just get off and be given a blanket pass? Are you a person who knows more than God and his written word?
  15. quote Reality of Hell A friend once challenged me to show her where Jesus talks about hell in the Gospels. Even a cursory read-through shows Jesus talked about it plenty. In fact, Jesus talked about hell more than any other person in the Bible. In Luke 16, he describes a great chasm over which “none may cross from there to us.” In Matthew 25, Jesus tells of a time when people will be separated into two groups, one entering into his presence, the other banished to “eternal fire.” Jesus talks about hell more than he talks about heaven, and describes it more vividly. There’s no denying that Jesus knew, believed, and warned against the absolute reality of hell. Jesus doesn’t only reference hell, he describes it in great detail. He says it is a place of eternal torment (Luke 16:23), of unquenchable fire (Mark 9:43), where the worm does not die (Mark 9:48), where people will gnash their teeth in anguish and regret (Matt. 13:42), and from which there is no return, even to warn loved ones (Luke 16:19–31). He calls hell a place of “outer darkness” (Matt. 25:30), comparing it to “Gehenna” (Matt. 10:28), which was a trash dump outside the walls of Jerusalem where rubbish was burned and maggots abounded. Jesus talks about hell more than he talks about heaven, and describes it more vividly. There’s no denying that Jesus knew, believed, and warned about the absolute reality of hell. Reason for Hell Jesus has to talk about hell because it is the fate that awaits all people apart from him. Because of Adam’s sin, we’re all guilty and deserve God’s eternal punishment. Contrary to popular belief, hell is not a place where God sends those who have been especially bad; it’s our default destination. We need a rescuer or we stand condemned. So we’re left with two options: stay in our state of depravity and be eternally punished, or submit to the Savior and accept his gift of redemption. unquote The Uncomfortable Subject Jesus Addressed More than Anyone Else (thegospelcoalition.org) Jesus spoke about hell very clearly.
  16. The Bible originated from God. It is his revelation to man. Do you really think you are qualified to dismiss it as a "false bible"? We need to keep things in perspective and remember we are mere created beings and God is infinitely powerful and all-knowing. We are mere created beings with very short lives on earth, while God is eternal. We must approach God and his revelation with an open and humble mind. Remember the Bible says many are called, but few are chosen. Salvation depends on God's mercy. We should keep that in mind.
  17. Yes, there are lots of websites describing it. It can be quite involved. There are different angles to it. However, it is never excusable. "Anti-Semitism, sometimes called history’s oldest hatred, is hostility or prejudice against Jewish people. The Nazi Holocaust is history’s most extreme example of anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism did not begin with Adolf Hitler: Anti-Semitic attitudes date back to ancient times. In much of Europe throughout the Middle Ages, Jewish people were denied citizenship and forced to live in ghettos. Anti-Jewish riots called pogroms swept the Russian Empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and anti-Semitic incidents have increased in parts of Europe, the Middle East and North America in the last several years." Anti-Semitism - Definition, Meaning & Reasons For (history.com)
  18. No, that is not correct. I would be willing to discuss this rationally and calmly if you are sincere in wanting to know a little more about it. Look, I don't have all the answers. But I can tell you the Bible teaches it is God's written revelation to man and the prophets and apostles wrote it under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This verses tells us scripture is inspired by God.: "16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:16 The first thing is you have to understand that the Holy Scriptures were written by certain prophets and apostles. The Old Testament was actually the Jewish Scriptures and was completed hundreds of years before Christ. The New Testament was written by the Apostles who lived at the time of Christ and completed in the first century A.D. Some of them saw Christ. Many people saw Christ after he was resurrected which proves he is who he said he was, i.e. God. What is very important to understand is that since Adam and Eve rebelled against God all men (and women) are born with a sinful, fallen nature. That means they are at odds with God. To understand the problem one must understand all people are alienated from God unless they are redeemed. That is why God sent his Son to earth to suffer and die on the cross. The Bible teaches that atonement was necessary. The Book of Hebrews in the New Testament goes into that. Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. One must believe that and accept Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior and believe Jesus died for him (or her) personally to receive forgiveness for sin. The book of Romans describes how everyone is guilty of sin and is separated from God. Now, I can't explain what happens to the millions of people who never heard about this or live in parts of the world where this message is not preached. But that is why missionaries went out to the world down through the ages. They went to take the message of the gospel. Which is we are all sinners and need to be saved. They explained how the people could be redeemed, or forgiven and receive eternal life. I hope that makes some sense.
  19. PM Trudeau says there should be no more military operations in Rafah. Even though there are thousands of Hamas fighters still in Rafah and Gaza, according to Trudeau, Israel should just back off and let them be. Of course that means let them re-organize, re-arm and prepare for another attack against Israeli civilians. Hamas just launched a number of missiles, possibly about 12, against Tel Aviv today.
  20. Yada yada yada he says. Malaysian PM defends his meeting with Hamas, calls for 'peaceful resolution' in Gaza | Watch (msn.com)
  21. Yes, because there are a lot of antisemites in the world who do not recognize Israel's right to exist and defend itself. Some European countries even recently recognized a (non-existent) Palestinian state. The U.N. did the same kind of thing. Netanyahu says recognition of a Palestinian state 'is a reward for terrorism' | Watch (msn.com)
  22. Nothing "odd" about it. The world in general has been antisemitic for 1,500 years or more. You need to study some history. Why do you think one third of the Jews in Europe were murdered in the Holocaust? You think that antisemitism was only with the Nazis in the Holocaust? Antisemitism has been going on in Europe for nearly two thousand years. Why do you think some countries in Europe today voted in favour of recognizing a "Palestinian state" after the savage Hamas attack on October 7th? A kind of reward for their behavior? Or just more antisemitism?
  23. The fact is there have been far more acts of antisemitism and hate against Jews in the west since the Oct. 7. The occupations and protests against Israel which have been widespread are all related to the high amount of antisemitism. You should know that. That is the reason this particular act is of major concern. Why are you trying to downplay it or cloud the issue with a diversion about some other incident? I think the reason is obvious.
  24. No, you give me far more credit than I deserve and you are smarter that everyone else here. I love being a "Bible thumper". Thanks for the complement.
  25. The simple fact is Canada, the U.S. and other countries demanding a two state solution for Israel is completely unrealistic and shows their complete ignorance of the situation. The Palestinians have a number of terrorist organizations in their midst which have absolutely no interest in living in peace with Israel. So to carve up Israel to give them their own state would only weaken Israel and threaten Israel's very existence. The Israelis know this well but it appears many countries and leaders outside Israel have no understanding at all about this. It is frustrating to see Trudeau adoringly bow to the ICC ruling saying Israel must stop fighting Hamas and create a two-state solution. He knows nothing about what he is talking about. He proves again he is just a puppet globalist who blindly follows whatever the U.N. and it's sister organizations say. Some European countries have even unilaterally declared they recognize a Palestinian state or will do so. This is reminiscent of the 1,500 years of European antisemitism that the Jews lived through. Apparently antisemitism in the world still widely exists and in fact is getting worse. Unfortunately, Canada is doing a poor job of opposing it and it is worse in Canada as well. When we have leaders that talk the way they do about the situation in the middle east, what can we expect? The Liberals and NDP are not helpful. " The sad fact is that the only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment would permanently be at war with Israel. A state that supports and glorifies Palestinian suicide-bombers, missile launchers, and rapists against Israel’s civilian population; a state where the airwaves and newspapers are filled with viciously antisemitic and bloodthirsty anti-Israel propaganda; a state whose leaders crisscross the globe and lobby every international institution to vilify and criminalize Israel. The only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment is a state whose political and religious figures outright deny the historic ties of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, and demand settlement of Palestinian refugees in pre-1967 Israel as a way of swamping and destroying the Jewish state. The only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment is, in fact, a state like the current Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, aside from being corrupt and tyrannical towards its people, commits all the above crimes against Israel; or a state like “Hamastan” in Gaza that would repeat the October 7 massacres one thousand times over. And therefore, the war against the Palestinian threat in Gaza and the West Bank cannot be cut short. That’s an Israeli consensus; rare, but real and valuable." Preventing peace: The cost of rewarding Hamas with statehood after Oct. 7 - opinion (msn.com)
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