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  1. Not only are farmers facing this issue of reducing fertilizer use, but they have been heavily impacted by the carbon taxes. quote If Canada’s reigning Liberal Party minority government sees its desired increases to the carbon tax come into force, the end result will be a six figure annual increase to the tax bill of the average farm. The figure was calculated by Western Canadian Wheat Growers President Gunter Jochum and told to Parliament during a Nov. 2 meeting of the Agriculture Committee. “The government wants to increase the [carbon] tax, which would cost my farm a whopping $136,000 per year by 2030. This will jeopardize the viability and sustainability of my farm,” Jochum stated. unquote Carbon Tax to Cost Canadian Farmers Upwards of $100,000 Annually - Vision Times
  2. The Federal government has a lofty goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer use in agriculture of 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels. This federal government plan is described on the government website: Government seeks guidance on path towards reducing emissions associated with fertilizer - Canada.ca This government website announced a goal of 30% reduction by 2030 without consultation with the industry or any idea how food production would be affected and how this would fit in with the federal government's plan to greatly increase food production in the face of the U.N. stating much of the world or hundreds of millions of people are facing a crisis and starvation. Canada has committed to greatly increase food production yet the government is making a commitment to reduce fertilizer emissions by 30% by 2030. How do they reconcile this contradiction? Why is the government making this kind of 30% reduction commitment without having any idea of the consequences and how it could be done? Are they putting the cart before the horse? How can anyone make a commitment of that nature without having all the facts and a plan of exactly how such a thing could be done? The Western Canadian Wheat Growers association says this about it: "The target of an absolute reduction in nutrients used to produce our food was done without consultation with the fertilizer industry or Canadian grain and oilseed farmers." The Issues Fertilizer Canada has prepared a comprehensive report here. Highlights include: A focus on an absolute emissions reduction, rather than an intensity-based target, is misplaced and will likely cause severe economic harm. Using modeling software, we’ve estimated that a 30% absolute emission reduction for a farmer with 1,000 acres of canola and 1,000 acres of wheat would have their profit reduced by $38,000 to $40,500 annually. Across Western Canada this would mean canola revenues would be reduced by up to $441 million, while wheat revenue could experience a reduction of $400 million. More emissions can be reduced through increased uptake of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program, while actually improving the competitiveness and profit of farmers. A reduction in fertilizer use is contrary to the UN goal of eliminating world hunger by 2030. The Federal government has set a target to increase Canadian agriculture exports from $55 billion in 2015 to at least $85 billion by 2025. This 55% increase is not attainable if the Federal Government reduces nitrogen fertilizer use by 30%. unquote Fertilizer Reduction | 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program (wheatgrowers.ca
  3. OK you can call me names if you like. I won't be offended. I understand where you're coming from and realize that is a normal part of conversation with you. I am not a perfect person but only telling you what I believe from the Bible. I am not infallible and could be wrong. Perhaps you can show me why I am wrong. Why do you believe what you believe? Where did you learn that belief? Do you think the state has the authority to punish murderers? Why do you believe capital punishment would be wrong? The Old Testament also says "thou shalt not kill" in Exodus chapter 20 and in Deuteronomy? So why does Genesis 9:6 teach capital punishment for murderers and in Exodus teach "thou shalt not kill? Why do these two teachings appear to oppose each other? Why do you think the Old Testament teaching on capital punishment in Genesis 9?6 is "perverted"? Does the New Testament abolish capital punishment for murderers? There must be some explanation for why it says capital punishment is in order in Genesis 9:6 and forbids killing in Exodus and Deuteronomy. Can you explain that? Can you explain where you're coming from on that?
  4. You think someone who pre-meditates the murder of someone else should just do his time and walk free? God says in his word in Genesis 9:6 KJV basically a life for a life. That recognizes the sanctity of human life. The victim can never get his life back but you think the guilty person should get to live on and be free on top of that. That is also offensive to the victim's relatives. Doing time and then walking free does not sound like the punishment fits the crime. But you as a liberal wouldn't understand that anyway. I see you do a lot of deflecting yourself in your comments and don't stick strictly to the topic.
  5. 188 years of oil left means in Canada. That doesn't include other countries and oceans. Also, there are vast gas reserves under the Artic in northern Canada. Jesus Christ may return any time and nobody may need oil in 188 years as the one thousand year millenium rule of Jesus Christ on earth may be established. If that doesn't happen in the 188 years, then the people may transition to other fuels such as the gas or nuclear or combinations of things. But it is foolish to try to cut off the oil production now and make life impossible for the billions of people alive now. We don't know what is going to happen that far in the future. We have to be realistic. The oil is there for us to use now without carbon taxes and crazy environmental regulations that make life miserable and outrageous for millions of people in Canada and elsewhere. Stop trying to push the phony alarmism.
  6. If you want to help people who are starving and millions are starving, you need to change your thinking. Fertilizer is necessary to produce food to help the millions of starving people in Africa and other places. Seven million people in Somalia don't know where their next meal is coming from and 213,000 are facing catastrophic starvation. One woman on the news lost four of her eight children to starvation. She is in a desperate situation as are millions of others. Please help them by not letting our government harm agriculture and food production. We have relatives on the prairies that produce various grain crops on 2,000 acres. Their grains are shipping to Canada and to the world along with many other grain farms. They need to keep fertilizing their farm for the grains to keep producing a good quality and quantity of grains. This is essential for everyone.
  7. Millions of people are starving in Somalia and other countries. Cutting back on the use of fertilizer by 30% is clearly the wrong thing to do as it would drastically cut the production of food for the world by a huge amount. It could greatly increase the number of people who starve to death. The use of fertilizer is directly related to the amount of grains and other food that Canada produces. LAU: Trudeau government accepts and parrots climate misinformation (msn.com)
  8. Ridiculous. Reducing fertilizer use would be disastrous to agriculture. Anybody should be able to understand that fertilizer is critical to growing crops for food and animal feed. Reducing its use would do nothing for the environment but would sure hurt Canadians and the world.
  9. There are other examples of tyranny in Canada. When the federal government passes laws which violate or infringe on provincial jurisdiction that is tyranny. That is being discussed right now with Alberta bringing in a Sovereignty Act to resist or fight back against federal laws that they consider violate provincial rights. For example, if the federal government brings in a law to reduce the use of fertilizer in the provinces such as 30% reduction by 2035 if that is what it is, Alberta may debate that in the legislature and decide to refuse to comply because they consider it an act of tyranny against provincial jurisdiction over natural resources and agriculture. Such a reduction in the use of fertilizer could result is a massive reduction in the agricultural production of food for Canada and the world if actually implemented. The price of food is already getting very high for millions of Canadians. I think it has gone up something like 14% or more in the past year. Taking the use of fertilizer out would do great harm to Canada. That is tyranny. It could then play out in the court if the federal government decides to take it to court. Trudeau is talking right at this moment and says we cannot be a country unless all Canadians build an inclusive country where all Canadians are contributing and benefiting equally referring to Canadians with disabilities. What exactly does that mean? Does it mean for example that every Canadian should have exactly the same income, the same standard of housing, the same food on the table, and same of everything one can imagine? This sounds more like a declaration of Communist or Marxist ideology if you take what he says literally. That is tyranny. Socialism and Communism has always failed wherever it has been tried. Trudeau obviously believes that the federal government's job is to use any and all imaginable measures to implement his Marxist ideology to build some kind of Orwell's 1984 utopia. If that is not tyranny, I don't know what is. He grew up with a silver spoon and does not live in the real world but in some kind of alt reality where he goes around giving out millions of dollars, actually tens of millions of dollars almost every day of taxpayer's money as if it were his own. Free everything for everyone. Only the most simple-minded liberals could possibly take what he says as rational.
  10. You need to thank God that your mother did not decide to abort you. If you were in the womb, would you really think or say it is your mother's choice or are you just saying that for other people?
  11. There should be capital punishment for 1st degree murder. The idea that murderers should get out after 25 years is repugnant to anyone who believes in justice and the protection of society. The way the liberal mind works is convicted murderers still have rights and have the right to be rehabilitated at any risk and released back into society. The conservative and Christian believes the protection of society comes before a criminals so-called right to be free. Apparently you just don't get it. Many Bible-believing Christians would approve of capital punishment for murder because as I have told you before that is what the Bible teaches. See Genesis 9:6 KJV and Romans ch13. Why should taxpayers have to pay for a lifetime of keeping a convicted 1st degree murderer behind bars or even 25 years at over 100,000 dollars per year? What did the taxpayers do to deserve this?
  12. tyranny definition - cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control: The Supreme Court is made up of liberal appointees. It is nothing more than a branch of the Liberal government. They approve of the killing of unborn babies. They were the ones that ordered the government to implement doctor-assisted suicide. They are the ones who order that many violent prisoners should not be held in prison. They are the ones that decreed that a life sentence for murderers is 25 years and after that, every prisoner must have a parole hearing every few years, putting the victims families through hell. So they are not protecting Canada from tyranny. Quite the opposite. If widespread violence in public schools in Toronto, Vancouver, Surrey and other places is tyranny, we have it. If widespread immorality falls under the definition of tyranny, then we have it.
  13. Depends how you define "tyranny" and who you ask. If the approximate 100,000 per year of unborn babies who were aborted were able to answer that question, I think they might consider it tyranny. People who consider medically-assisted suicide of ten thousand people per year and increasing every year might consider that as tyranny. People who are victims of the soft-on-crime approach of the liberal justice system might consider it tyranny. Just ask the relatives and friends on the James Smith Cree nation in Saskatchewan what they think of the murder of their loved ones in September by a violent offender released by the parole board. You might also ask the former students and survivors of the residential schools whether they think the residential school system was tyranny.
  14. I replied 2 hours ago to your post with a short 300 word explanation of what the central message in the Bible is.
  15. This is especially for those last few commenters who spend their time fighting against God. Seems they don't know anything about the message of the Bible and the danger they are in for eternity. quote God’s Word to You: A Summary of the Bible In the beginning, the all-powerful, personal God created the universe. This God created human beings in His image to live joyfully in His presence, in humble submission to His gracious authority. But all of us have rebelled against God and, in consequence, must suffer the punishment of our rebellion: physical death and the wrath of God. Thankfully, God initiated a rescue plan, which began with His choosing the nation of Israel to display His glory in a fallen world. The Bible describes how God acted mightily on Israel’s behalf, rescuing His people from slavery and then giving them His holy law. But God’s people – like all of us – failed to rightly reflect the glory of God. Then, in the fullness of time, in the Person of Jesus Christ, God Himself came to renew the world and restore His people. Jesus perfectly obeyed the law given to Israel. Though innocent, He suffered the consequences of human rebellion by His death on a cross. But three days later, God raised Him from the dead. Now the church of Jesus Christ has been commissioned by God to take the news of Christ’s work to the world. Empowered by God’s Spirit, the church calls all people everywhere to repent of sin and to trust in Christ alone for our forgiveness. Repentance and faith restores our relationship with God and results in a life of ongoing transformation. The Bible promises that Jesus Christ will return to this earth as the conquering King. Only those who live in repentant faith in Christ will escape God’s judgment and live joyfully in God’s presence for all eternity. God’s message is the same to all of us: repent and believe, before it is too late. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved. Unquote God's Word to You: A Summary of the Bible in 311 Words (thegospelcoalition.org)
  16. I see the liberals as creating Sodom and Gomorrah, not the kind of country any thinking moral person would want. Do you really believe you can fight against God and win? Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. "27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was4 once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation." Hebrews 9: 27, 28
  17. quote 7. In socialism, the state attempts to control all communication “In socialistic countries, centralisation of the means of communication and transport is in the hands of the State.” In communist nations, people are not allowed to have freedom of speech. Violations can be severely punished (I.e., “Meta-owned Facebook and Twitter have been blocked in China since 2009”). Since God owns the world, nobody has the right to restrict free speech, especially the proclamation of the gospel (Psalm 24; Acts 1:8-9). 8. In socialism, a utopia comes from a revolutionary change from the outside in. “Marx’s utopianism lay in the aim of abolishing the distinction between state and civil society, and in the harmony he assumed would emerge.” This goes against the biblical principle that systemic change doesn’t start from the outside. Instead, it starts from the inside when people are born again in their hearts from above (John 3:3-8). 9. Socialism categorizes people as either the oppressed or the oppressors. The Marxist revolutions were started by inciting the so-called proletariat to overthrow the social systems of the so-called bourgeoisie, thus pitting poor and rich citizens against each other. This violates the Bible principles of justice and impartiality in which God commands us not to show favoritism to either the rich or the poor (Leviticus 19:15). Also, a popular form of contemporary socialism called “critical theory” violates biblical principles by categorizing people based upon their sexual identity, economic status, skin color, ethnicity, or gender. Biblically, there is only one human race made in the image of God. In Christ, all the walls that divide humanity have been broken down (Genesis 1:27; Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 2:14-22). 10. Socialists believe the Government is responsible for all social care. In Socialist and Communist countries, the state is responsible for caring for the poor and providing all goods and services necessary for citizens. They would conceptually view families, churches, and nonprofits as competition to the state if they attempted to do the same. Contrariwise, scripture admonishes Christians, churches, and ministries to serve as benefactors to their larger secular community as witnesses to the gospel (Luke 10:25-37; Galatians 6:10; Titus 2:14; Titus 3:8). unquote 10 Reasons Why Socialism and Marxism are Antithetical to Biblical Christianity - Mattera Ministries International (josephmattera.org) The argument democracy produced Socialism is also a false argument. If democracy produced it then the majority are wrong and produced an evil system, i.e. Socialism. The other thing is the democratic system is also at fault. The Liberal or NDP government can win an election with less than 40% of the vote because of the division of votes among various parties. If the system delivered Socialism then it only proves the democratic system is seriously flawed and corrupt and the voters are wrongheaded, which seems to be the case. The majority supported Hitler in the 1930s in Germany. Does that mean he was righteous or a honourable leader? Of course not. You might be able to make the argument that a very limited system of taxation was not Socialism if it were used for only a FEW essential things such as paying for the armed forces, highways, and a few other essential things. But when the taxation is such that it takes a major part of one's income in order to fund all kinds of social programs and have government provide everything for everyone, then that is Socialism. It removes freedom and makes everyone a servant of the state.
  18. The argument you use that taxation is not Socialism is false because there are at least ten strong reasons why Socialism is anti-Christian. quote 10 Reasons Why Socialism and Marxism are Antithetical to Biblical Christianity APRIL 12, 2022/ 0 COMMENTS / UNDER : SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATIONS Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto in 1848, relating it to what they called “scientific socialism.” The 20th century and beyond are fraught with examples of the embarrassing failures of both communism and socialism (I.e., The Former Soviet Union, Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, Soviet-era Eastern Germany, to name a few). Despite this dubious history, we currently have high-profile political leaders, like congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio promoting a form of Marxism called “democratic socialism.” The following are ten reasons why socialism is antithetical to the tenets of biblical Christianity. Socialism is against the biblical view of the nuclear family. Marxists argue that “the nuclear family performs ideological functions for Capitalism – the family acts as a unit of consumption and teaches passive acceptance of hierarchy. It is also the institution through which the wealthy pass down their private property to their children, thus reproducing class inequality.” Hence, socialism is against the biblical principle of parental rights related to their children and the prominence of the nuclear family (Genesis 1:28-29, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 5:22-6:4). 2. Socialists claim education belongs solely to the state Marxist education aims at producing faithful citizens. Therefore, it is primarily an ideological tool to program children to be loyal to the state. In communist and socialist nations, education and the curriculum are controlled by the state and are not considered the responsibility of the parents. Models like homeschooling children would be illegal. This contradicts the biblical framework regarding parents being responsible for educating their children the way they choose (Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 6:6-9). 3. Socialists claim the state deserves the highest allegiance. In many communist nations like the former Soviet Union and contemporary countries like North Korea and China, Bibles are confiscated, churches buildings are burned, and evangelism is illegal. This is because they see Christianity as a rival religion to the authority of the humanistic secular state. This goes against the biblical command to put first God’s Kingdom and worship and serve Jesus as the only true Lord (Matthew 6:33; 1 Timothy 6:15). 4. “Socialists believe in the abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.” This is antithetical to the biblical premise of the individual right to own private property and the command for believers to create wealth to promote God’s covenant (Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 8:18; 1 Kings 20:6, Isaiah 65:21-22; Mark 10:39-21). 5. Socialism advocates a progressive income tax. In a socialist system, people are taxed based on their income. This is called a progressive tax structure. As an example of the influence of socialism in the United States, “The top 1 percent (taxpayers with AGI of $546,434 and above) earned 20.1 percent of total AGI in 2019 and paid 38.8 percent of all federal income taxes. In 2019, the top 1 percent of taxpayers accounted for more income taxes paid than the bottom 90 percent combined.” This goes against the biblical principle that all people, irrespective of their income, should pay the same percentage which is a “flat tax.” (This is similar to the Biblical principle of the tithe which is 10% of a person’s income (Leviticus 27:30; Proverbs 3:8-10; Matthew 23:23).) 6. Socialism opposes the rights of a family inheritance. In a contemporary Marxist and Socialist framework, either leaving an inheritance to children is not allowed, or the state confiscates much of the family inheritance through double taxation. This goes against the biblical principle of leaving an inheritance to children (Proverbs 13:22). unquote 10 Reasons Why Socialism and Marxism are Antithetical to Biblical Christianity - Mattera Ministries International (josephmattera.org) con'd in next post
  19. Its too bad you don't take your own advice and pay attention to facts presented to you.
  20. You have not explained what Stephen Hawking has to do with the discussion about climate change and Socialism of the carbon tax. Yet you bring him into the discussion as if because he was a physicist, that is supposed to prove something. It proves nothing. Hawking was a physicist as you pointed out. This has nothing to do with carbon taxes or Socialism of the carbon tax. Hawking demonstrated his ignorance by talking about God and theology the way he did. He knew nothing about the subject, yet many people think he was a genius. But that is another discussion which is just a diversion from the subject. You say you would consult the Archbishop of Canterbury or the moderator of the United Church of Canada. But that would not be a wise choice because they are not necessarily followers of the Bible and may not take it literally. The United Church has given a lot of evidence to show it is not a real biblical church. The Anglican church has serious problems itself and could not be a trustworthy source to consult. The only way to know the real truth is to go right to the source of truth, the Bible itself and consider commentary of those who can prove they really believe the Bible themselves and have sound evidence that can be verified by the Bible. Your fear about extinction is far overblown fear-mongering and is unwarranted and unproven.
  21. Pure fiction and fear-mongering. " Oil Reserves in Canada See also: List of countries by Oil Reserves Canada holds 170,863,000,000 barrels of proven oil reserves as of 2016, ranking 3rd in the world and accounting for about 10.4% of the world's total oil reserves of 1,650,585,140,000 barrels. Canada has proven reserves equivalent to 188.3 times its annual consumption. This means that, without Net Exports, there would be about 188 years of oil left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves)." Canada Oil Reserves, Production and Consumption Statistics - Worldometer (worldometers.info) Before making ridiculous comments, you need to do some investigation to find the facts. There is no shortage of oil. Canada alone has enough oil to last 188 years. This does not include the vast fields of gas under the Arctic areas.
  22. The fact is the atmosphere is far more complicated and far larger than a test tube as I have told you. The atmosphere cannot be replicated in a laboratory. Man-made CO2 is only 3% of the total CO2 in the atmosphere. Out of that 3% Canada's emissions are miniscule. It won't make any difference what the people in B.C. or Canada do. They cannot control the climate. It is just an opportunity for Socialist governments to scam the people with carbon taxes. The rest of the world is continuing as normal. It is only the liberal NDP coalition in Canada that is ripping the people off. The third world is demanding the west pay them billions in compensation. Stephen Hawking Says Heaven is a Fairy Tale. What Does the Bible Say? | United Church of God (ucg.org) Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist: His Words on Death and God | Time If you want to be a follower and admirer of Stephen Hawking that is your choice.
  23. Dividing the Conservative between so-called social conservatives and the rest of conservatives is just what the liberals and left want. Throwing around the phrase social conservatives is actually helping liberals. It implies there is something radical or wrong with them when in fact they are the ones who are correct and are on the right track. I don't see drag queens or gender orientation as being in the centre of society and attention as a positive future for Canada.
  24. Yes, we all know you are a loyal follower of Greta. The Climate Change charade is a Socialist scheme to transfer wealth from the developed nations to the third world. We all know the U.N. is the puppet master for the war on climate change and Greta is one of their puppets. Doesn't take much thinking to realize it is a Socialist scheme. Greta has apparently announced her opposition to capitalism and want to fight against free enterprise now. That should tell you something.
  25. What is wrong with Socialism? Quite simply, what’s wrong with Socialism is that it is a system at war with the individual, seeking to make mankind robotic and subservient to the State even as Socialists insist their vision is the most humane and liberating." " Put simply, Socialists view society as one great, big entity, and they view the State as responsible for treating society as a good doctor would treat a sick patient. Never you mind that the supposed cures of Socialism are worse than the diseases they’re meant to remedy. (When I asked a doctor specialist a question, his response was "that's not your worry or concern; that is my business". Socialist thinking: the individual has no rights; the state and those appointed by the state will take care of us) Socialists see each man, woman, or child as mere cells within the organism of society, pieces of tissue which are as good as dead apart from the whole. This approach gives incredible focus and passion to the Socialists’ efforts, yet this way of perceiving individual human beings is also tragically how the Soviet, Nazi, and Maoist States – to name the three most infamous branches of Socialism – justified the heinous acts of evil they perpetrated against their own people. Socialists don’t see the trees for the forest, and they don’t sympathize with the individual when the needs or desires of the collective are at stake. Instead they demonize as monstrously selfish the most basic of human ambitions toward self-determination, free speech, and private property, and then proceed to make war on those who pursue these things without the express authorization and oversight of the State. Given Socialism’s fundamental misapprehension of and hostility toward basic human nature, any country which sees Socialism creeping in should be very much on its guard. As an individual American man who has lived his entire life in the United States of America, whose wife and children and extended family and friends are all individuals who live in this country, I am deeply concerned at the very real prospect of America’s humanity being swept away before my eyes by a tidal wave of Socialism. What sort of nation will my descendants inherit if we cannot turn back this tide? These and similar concerns have inspired me to write what you are reading now. Socialism In America Socialism is here in America, and it has been for quite some time. Socialism is, after all, the real heart of the Democratic Party. This fact became increasingly apparent to me as I watched the Democratic candidates for President debating the issues at the beginning of the primary season leading up to the 2016 election. The question in the early debates especially was not whether the State is the solution to all the problems of society and of the world; that was a foregone conclusion. Rather the debate was over how quickly and transparently America should become a Socialist nation and tackle these national and international problems as such. Read the history of America’s Democratic Party and you’ll see that Progressives have been more or less trying to conceal their true identity for the better of the past century. Now they’re finally taking the mask off, hoping the objects of their affection – American voters – won’t find their real face hideous having come to love and depend on them for a vast array of social welfare programs. In truth the American public has been like so many frogs in a cook pot of water, the Progressives like so many Fabians turning up the heat gradually so we don’t all jump out of said cook pot. We may now be approaching the point of no return when the frogs are too much cooked to jump out even if they suddenly decide to." What's Wrong With Socialism: Eugenics and Abortion (onthe.rocks) The carbon tax does nothing to reduce CO2 emissions because people must still heat their homes. Canada is in a cold climate. Families must still take their children to school, go to get groceries, drive to the doctor and live their lives. Nobody is going to stop their normal lives. That was another lie of the Liberal/NDP.
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