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  1. 2 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

    This was conservatism from the Golden era that the populist pines for.

    Think about that for a second.

    I thought about that just now and realize Pierre Trudeau drove Canada into the deepest debt in its history.  Then Mulroney and Chretien had to dig it out of debt.  

    Politics is far more complex than you think.  Socialism drags Canada into deep debt.  PP is begging Trudeau to show some restraint, but Trudeau is not listening.  Liberals like the idea of making big promises, spending billions of dollars, and then losing an election and letting the Conservatives have to cut back, exercise restraint to reduce the debt and look like the bad guys.  Then the Liberals can make big promises to spend again and get re-elected.  It is a cycle.

    It sounds like conservatism of the past was not very conservative.  But Liberals have run the country for most of Canada's history.  Conservatives were not much different than liberals in the past were they?  So the problem must be something else that has led to all the economic chaos today.  What is the problem?  It must have to do with government actions.

    You say it was a Golden era.  Well in some ways it was.  Ordinary working people could afford to buy homes.  What has changed????  Why not now??  Government has done something to change society and driven the cost of homes out of sight which is criminal.  The ordinary people don't control the country;  governments do at all levels.  They have deprived tens of millions of Canadians from owning a home and even paying the rent.

    What was different about the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, from today?   Why are we in this crisis now?  There must be a reason.

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  2. 2 hours ago, Aristides said:

    You say it is a complex thing and at the same time try to reduce it to fit your own simplistic views.

    You do exactly that yourself.  Yet you think I am wrong and you are right. That hypocrisy.

    How the atmosphere works and how it is heated is extremely complex and I don't claim to know a lot about it. Neither should you be claiming to know all the answers.

    Let God control how the world turns and how the earth is heated.  Don't pretend that man knows all about it and can control the earth's climate.  That is like building the tower of babel to heaven.  You think you can build a tower to heaven?  Maybe you think you can.

    You think man can control the climate in any way?  If so you have a erroneous idea of the power of man which is just a speck in the universe.  

    Better get down on your knees and pray for some humility.  We all need more humility and learn to respect things that are beyond man to know about and control.  Man cannot do everything as some people seem to think.

  3. 3 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

    You didn't answer if it's increasing.  CO2 is.

    Water vapour is believed to be a major greenhouse gas and the amount of it in the atmosphere varies widely. 

    There are assumptions made about a lot of things.  But assumptions or suppositions are not proof.  Assumptions are not solid science and have often been proven wrong.

    Why would anyone grab onto man-made CO2 and say that is the cause of excessive global warming or excessive climate change when there is no way to prove it?   The amount of man-made CO2 in the atmosphere is miniscule compared with the natural CO2 and also miniscule compared with the massive amounts of water vapour.  

    Obviously greenhouse gases are made up of a number of things.  Atmospheric temperature is a complex thing that cannot be simply said to be caused by fossil CO2 that man releases.  That is a huge over simplification that has not and can not be proven.  There are also other things that affect earth's temperature and climate besides the greenhouse effect.  The radiation from the sun and space also affects temperature and varies.  The centre of the earth is molten hot and would radiate energy also up through the earth.  Geo thermal heating and cooling systems utilize the heat in the earth. Those things could all be affecting how the climate changes over long periods of time.

  4. 1 hour ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    We can’t wiggle out of our responsibilities just because we are one of those ones. It all adds up. 

    We only emit 1.5% of the mankind's emissions.  But we are punished for it while the other 200 countries don't pay carbon taxes.  Why punish Canadians?  It will make no difference to climate change.  You are living in a dream world if you think Canada's 1.5% will make any difference to global warming. 

     

    1 hour ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    In addition, our output PER PERSON is far greater than the vast majority of people in the world.

    That means nothing.  We have a small population compared with many other countries.

    We live in a very large geographic area and many people must travel great distances.  Our country is also in a colder climate than many countries and we must use more energy to heat our homes.  Of course we use more fossil fuels because of our area and northern climate.

      Our total emissions are still only 1.5% from a very large geographical area.  If you want to look at it that way, then what about our number of square kilometers?  Our emissions per square kilometer are far less than the emissions from many other countries per square kilometer.

    And what about the fact China's emissions are about 33% of the world's emissions and they are not likely going to reduce emissions.  So we are wasting our money on carbon taxes and various other "green" regulations on industry, cars, etc.  China will continue to emit a large amount of CO2 as will the rest of the world.  Stop punishing your fellow Canadians for nothing.  

    Carbon taxes and other measures will not stop climate change.

    1 hour ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    So all the science on this is wrong?

    Science has been often wrong through history.  Man-made climate change is only speculation.  That is not science.  Science has not proven man is causing climate change.  If you know of the proof, let's see it.

    You give examples of climate change.  I don't disagree because climate change is normal. It has always occurred.  The fact that the climate change is occurring is not proof that man is causing it.  You are seriously in error if you think that is some kind of proof that man is causing it.  It is natural.

    The climate alarmism is more politics than science.  The people that push it like Al Gore, the U.N., Greta Thunberg are not scientists, but they sure make a lot of noise.

    Of course the earth is warming.  It would warm anyway because that is what climate change does.  It is normal.  Learn to adapt to it, not tax Canadians.

     

  5. 13 minutes ago, herbie said:

     

    Announcing things before the Budget is tabled is authoritarian to you? Or do you not know how thing work?

    When 2.4 billion dollars is doled out without debate or following the process, we know it is a dictatorship.  No more pretending to follow a democratic process.  It doesn't exist.  The Liberal and NDP MPs know they have no choice but to approve whatever Trudeau says.  

    Voters have little or no say on how billions of dollars will be spent and on what.

     

  6. 3 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

    Is water vapour increase?  If the experts aren't looking at it, it's probably not a factor.

    Really? I thought you knew some of the basic causes of global warming.  One would think you knew water vapour was a major greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.  But you say "it's probably not a factor"????

    If you do find some websites mentioning water vapour, you will find it is by far the biggest cause of global warming.  The amount of water vapour far exceeds the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and human emitted CO2 is negligible compared with natural CO2 and water vapoour.  Water vapour is what produces the clouds, precipitation and humidity in the air. So yes, if they are being honest, the experts will admit water vapour is a major factor.

  7. Trudeau just announced 2.4 billion dollars to invest in AI or artificial intelligence.  How is Trudeau able to blow billions of dollars of taxpayer money every day or week without it being duly debated and approved by Parliament?  What kind of democracy is that where, one individual, the PM can spend that kind of money without the express approval of the people's representatives? 

    If anyone wants some proof that we live in an authoritarian Marxist dictatorship, there it is.  When are we going to start calling each other comrade and admit there is no democracy but a dictatorship ruling by decree.

     

  8. Why is it so hard to find how much greenhouse gas including water vapour is in the atmosphere?  When I do a search, I find all kinds of websites that talk about man-made CO2 but not water vapour.  Water vapour is by far the biggest greenhouse gas and contributor to global warming.  But is seems very difficult or impossible to find the facts about natural greenhouse gases including water vapour.  They don't appear to want to talk about that.  They prefer to focus on man-made CO2.

    Greta Thunberg was arrested twice this weekend for being part of protests that are blocking a highway.  She obstinately keeps going back to illegally blocking the highway.  She insists there is an emergency.  I guess we must all stop driving, going to work, and stop living.

    Is there some kind of guilt complex in the world that automatically points the finger at mankind for global warming or am I just imagining it?

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  9. 1 hour ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    Two other things to consider. Most countries have contributed less than the West has to the excess gases up there already and Canada’s per capita production is enormous. 

    I believe there are around 200 countries in the world.  A small number produce most of the man-made CO2.  Canada only produces 1.5 % of the man-made CO2, which is insignificant.  Most countries do not punish their citizens with punishing carbon taxes as Trudeau and the Liberal/NDP coalition does.  The carbon taxes are already fairly high and will approximately double by 2030 if Trudeau gets his wish.

    The U.S.A, China, and Russia do not punish their people with carbon taxes.  Since Canada only emits 1.5% why are we paying the price for the world's CO2 emissions in that way?  It just doesn't make sense.

    Perhaps Trudeau is trying to make himself look good with the U.N. in hopes of getting a good position after he leaves office as PM.

    All the carbon taxes in the world on Canadians will not reduce that 1.5% significantly.  

    Why do the climate change alarmists and all the websites making much of man-made CO2 never mention water vapour.  Water vapour is by far the largest greenhouse gas.  

    Man's total contribution to greenhouse gas total in the atmosphere is very miniscule.  I don't believe all the hype about it.

    Too many people have their shirt in a knot over man-made CO2.  I think one day mankind will look back and think those people were nuts.

  10. 1 hour ago, ExFlyer said:

    Therein lies the real problem. Who is "legitimately unable to work"?

    How about a person having to produce a medical certificate from a committee of three doctors who are guided by strict law and replaced or rotated regularly and approved by a government body.  One would have to be certified by a real medical condition that prevented one from working.

    For those with mental problems, amend the Charter of Rights and re-open mental institutions and put them there.  That would eliminate a lot of crime.

  11. Scotland's new hate crime law is overwhelming the police services with thousands of complaints of hate crimes.

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    Oh dear. As the furore around Scotland’s Hate Crime Act extends into its sixth day, there are now fears about police spending as the force looks set to struggle with the sheer volume of complaints. The Scottish Police Federation has said that, since the Act was implemented on Monday, 40 officers a day have been required to work overtime to help tackle reports. With officers being paid time and a third for working extra hours, there are concerns about overstretching the Police Scotland budget. What a mess…

    Over 3,000 hate crime complaints were submitted in the first 24 hours of the Act and the Scottish Tories have predicted that at this rate, over 1 million reports could be made in the first year of the new law – though Mr S rather doubts the rate of complaints will continue at the same pace.

    A major issue with the new law is that while Police Scotland said last month that it would not investigate certain minor crimes any longer, the force is having to look at every single report made under Humza Yousaf’s Hate Crime Act. Police training has been rather disorganised, prompting fears that an already overstretched and under-resourced force will reach ‘breaking point’, in the words of SPF general secretary David Kennedy, who warned that the new law ‘has just piled on the pressure’.

    The Scottish government has so far continued to support the controversial new law, while other parties have made some subtle u-turns. Though she voted in favour of it initially, Alba’s Ash Regan is now calling for the law to be repealed while Labour’s Anas Sarwar says he would amend the Act if he was first minister. Will Yousaf now concede that his hate law has thrown the country into chaos? Don’t count on it…   unquote

  12. Scotland is now grappling with its new hate law.  It has been receiving a vast amount of hate complaints.  The police are overwhelmed trying to deal with the number of complaints.  It may be just a tool for people who feel offended or simply disagree with something someone said to launch complaints.

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    Oh dear. As the furore around Scotland’s Hate Crime Act extends into its sixth day, there are now fears about police spending as the force looks set to struggle with the sheer volume of complaints. The Scottish Police Federation has said that, since the Act was implemented on Monday, 40 officers a day have been required to work overtime to help tackle reports. With officers being paid time and a third for working extra hours, there are concerns about overstretching the Police Scotland budget. What a mess…

    Over 3,000 hate crime complaints were submitted in the first 24 hours of the Act and the Scottish Tories have predicted that at this rate, over 1 million reports could be made in the first year of the new law – though Mr S rather doubts the rate of complaints will continue at the same pace.

    A major issue with the new law is that while Police Scotland said last month that it would not investigate certain minor crimes any longer, the force is having to look at every single report made under Humza Yousaf’s Hate Crime Act. Police training has been rather disorganised, prompting fears that an already overstretched and under-resourced force will reach ‘breaking point’, in the words of SPF general secretary David Kennedy, who warned that the new law ‘has just piled on the pressure’.

    The Scottish government has so far continued to support the controversial new law, while other parties have made some subtle u-turns. Though she voted in favour of it initially, Alba’s Ash Regan is now calling for the law to be repealed while Labour’s Anas Sarwar says he would amend the Act if he was first minister. Will Yousaf now concede that his hate law has thrown the country into chaos? Don’t count on it…    unquote

    The Spectator

    Scotland’s police at ‘breaking point’ over new hate law | The Spectator

     

  13. 1 minute ago, herbie said:

    The Band run school provides breakfast & lunch for kids that need it plus apples and fruit for snacks.

    You must be talking about FN reserves which may be full of broken families and no head of the home to provide for the families.  In that case, they are welfare cases and require the powers that be to look after them.  But outside those special cases, government should not be trying to take over the care and raising of families in society at large.  People need to take responsibility for raising their own families.

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  14. 26 minutes ago, herbie said:

    Let's dig up more gibberish terms to explain why feeding children is bad.

    MKAY?

    It's just bad, no thinking needed.

    Most families feed their children. That is part of the responsibility of having children.  If you can't afford to feed them and look after them, maybe you should not be having them.

    People shouldn't be spending their money on booze and drugs and luxuries such as expensive cars and pickup either and not having enough money to take care of their kids.  I see lots of expensive pickup trucks around.  Many don't even have a use for one. Then expecting the government to feed their kids at taxpayer expense.

    A nanny state will destroy the country.  Families are the bedrock of society, not the state.

  15. More evidence Chinada is going Globalist, Marxist in its support of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

    "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests."

    THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org)

    As part of this, Chinada gave 4 billion dollars to the middle east in a few years recently.

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  16. 9 minutes ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    We have less than 2 centuries of accessable oil and less than five hundred years of accessible coal at the current rate of consumption. Without petroleum and coal, we have nothing to lubricate machinery such as wheeled transport or electrical generators. We will return to a pre-industrial world.  If we switch to nuclear power, we can extend the life of our petroleum and coal reserves. 

    It makes no sense to be obsessed with saving oil and gas for a world two or five centuries into the future.  You and I don't have any idea what the world will be like by then or even if man is still on the planet as we know it.  Jesus Christ is coming back and many believe soon.  So those oil and gas reserves may not even be needed.  There could be a thermo nuclear war before then that might wipe out most of population on the planet.  The world could be totally different for any number of reasons.  So it makes no sense to assume the present oil and gas should be preserved for two or five centuries from now.  There are also oil reserves under the ocean off the north coast of B.C. that have never been tapped.  Probably lots in other places too.  There may be other kinds of energy developed over time as well.  Forget about hundreds of years in the future;  we can't worry about that.  Let the future take care of itself.  We have enough to deal with in the present.  Today is what matters.

  17. It has come out in the enquiry that federal departments that should have been overseeing any possible foreign interference in the 2019 and 2021 elections kept a very low profile and did not inform the Conservatives that some of their candidates and ridings were being targeted.

    The RCMP also advised they did not receive reports that would trigger action.

    https://www.burnabynow.com/national-news/no-criminal-probes-into-foreign-meddling-during-last-two-general-elections-rcmp-boss-8550677

  18. How many Chinese Canadians and other status Chinese in Canada are supporting the Chinese Communist Party in Canada's elections.  Why does the CCP support the federal Liberal Party?  That is the big question?  There is something we the plebeians are not being told about the ideology of the federal Liberal Party.

    The question is what can be done about it?

  19. 1 hour ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    People took the train. Rebuild and electrify the rail system with nuclear power generated electricity and you can go anywhere on the train. On a dedicated high speed line, you could probably travel from Montreal to Calgary in less than 10 hours.

    Why waste Canadian taxpayer money and resources on all those things when we have massive amounts of natural gas and oil reserves in Canada?  Also did you know there are massive reserves of other gas under Canada's north that we haven't significantly even tapped yet.  Canada could be much more prosperous if we drop this phony war on the climate and so-called pollution of carbon dioxide.  CO2 is not pollution as Trudeau claims every day.  It is pure brainwashing and propaganda to support his globalist agenda.

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