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  1. 25 minutes ago, herbie said:

    Pretending that addiction is not a "choice"?

    Make that 5 in a row that don't know shit. Oh wait, still 4... one just wants to repeat himself thinking that will make it true.

    "My Name: "Is Meth"
    I destroy homes, I tear families apart, take your children, and that's just the start.
    I'm more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,
    The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
    If you need me, remember I'm easily found,
    I live all around you - in schools and in town
    I live with the rich; I live with the poor,
    I live down the street, and maybe next door.
    I'm made in a lab, but not like you think,
    I can be made under the kitchen sink.
    In your child's closet, and even in the woods,
    If this scares you to death, well it certainly should.
    I have many names, but there's one you know best,
    I'm sure you've heard of me, my name is crystal meth.
    My power is awesome; try me you'll see,
    But if you do, you may never break free.
    Just try me once and I might let you go,
    But try me twice, and I'll own your soul.
    When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie,
    You do what you have to -- just to get high.
    The crimes you'll commit for my narcotic charms
    Will be worth the pleasure you'll feel in your arms,your lungs your nose.
    You'll lie to your mother; you'll steal from your dad,
    When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
    But you'll forget your morals and how you were raised,
    I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways.
    I take kids from parents, and parents from kids,
    I turn people from God, and separate friends.
    I'll take everything from you, your looks and your pride,
    I'll be with you always -- right by your side.
    You'll give up everything - your family, your home,
    Your friends, your money, then you'll be alone.
    I'll take and take, till you have nothing more to give, When I'm finished with you, you'll be lucky to live.
    If you try me be warned - this is no game,
    If given the chance, I'll drive you insane.
    I'll ravish your body, I'll control your mind,
    I'll own you completely, your soul will be mine.
    The nightmares I'll give you while lying in bed,
    The voices you'll hear, from inside your head.
    The sweats, the shakes, the visions you'll see,
    I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.
    But then it's too late, and you'll know in your heart,
    That you are mine, and we shall not part.
    You'll regret that you tried me, they always do,
    But you came to me, not I to you.
    You knew this would happen, many times you were told,
    But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
    You could have said no, and just walked away,
    If you could live that day over, now what would you say?
    I'll be your master, you will be my slave,
    I'll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
    Now that you have met me, what will you do?
    Will you try me or not? It's all up to you.
    I can bring you more misery than words can tell, Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell."
       -Clarksville Police Dept., Arkansas.
    Telling people hard drugs are not a choice is ludicrous.  Anybody thinking of taking any kind of illicit drugs should seriously seek help and give their head a shake.  Anybody addicted should seek help and stop believing the defeatist nonsense that there is no choice to quit.  It might be tough and they may need help and rehab, but it is possible to quit.
  2. 3 hours ago, herbie said:

    So four people in a row go out of their way to prove they know dick shit about addiction.

    Oh we'll all just "decide" to be addicted. We'll just snap our fingers and decide not to be whenever we want. Yeah, right.

    People often decide to do hard drugs.  That is purely a choice.  Nobody is forcing them.  Wake up and quit pretending it's not a choice.

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  3. 3 hours ago, myata said:

    FPTP is an existential threat to a functional modern democracy.

    Changing the voting system to some other system will create a host of other problems and is not a solution.  Lots of people think a so-called proportional voting system will solve the problem, but it won't.  What it will do is take electoral rights away from many people and give those rights to political parties who will select candidates in certain ridings.   The winners will not even be from those ridings.  You end up with far more minority governments, governments that get defeated and elections more frequently costing taxpayers a fortune because there would be far more members of parliament chosen by small fringe parties.

    The problem with the system is it is not a real democracy.  The system is highly controlled by the media and they basically are able to decide winners and losers to a large degree.  It is therefore a mediacracy.  We are controlled by the media.  They determine who gets what kind of publicity and support.  The winning government in turn rewards them with grants and various benefits such as the new law that will force internet companies to pay small media producers lots of money.  There are also laws that artificially favour Canadian artists and producers.  This also is a form of payback for supporting the winning party.

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  4. If anyone thought we live in a democracy they are wrong;  we live in a mediacracy.  Election outcomes are controlled by the media and the government pays the media back with special grants and favours such as the new bill that will force internet companies like Google, Facebook, Meta, etc. to pay small media companies for putting their news items on the internet.  One would think it should be the other way around;  small media producers should be paying Google, Facebook, etc. for broadcasting their news stories.   Of course this new law is just a form of pay back by the liberals for the media/journalists supporting the liberals.  Media has the real power to determine who wins elections.  

  5. 18 minutes ago, TreeBeard said:

    Why did you find it necessary to insult me just because I have a different opinion?

    Proverbs 11:12  He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

    Don't pretend you believe the Bible.  We know you only twist it for your own perverse arguments.  Somebody without knowledge who displays ignorance constantly fits the description of brainless or without brains.  We know the only reason you make comments is to be contrary and provocative.  So how is that a man of understanding or reason?  You practically never agree with anything.  That speaks for itself.

  6. After the horrific abuse and cruelty inflicted on two children under the ministry's care over a long period of time and the death of one of them, this will be a test to see how B.C. Premier Eby responds and demonstrates leadership.

    "In his ruling on June 16, Judge Peter La Prairie said the children were tortured, starved and forced to eat their own feces, vomit and dog food. They were forced to undertake excessive exercise routines for hours, often with their eyes taped shut, while in diapers or naked.

    They were also subject to slapping, punching, kicking and whipping, with much of the abuse captured by video cameras inside the home.

    The boy died in February 2021 after sustaining a traumatic brain injury during a beating by the woman, documents say. His sister was later examined and found to have multiple abrasions and bruises all over her body and injuries to her wrists and ankles from zip ties.

    Police executed a search warrant and found evidence including a 2x4 piece of wood the couple used to beat the children and 16,000 videos with about 400 hours of playing time, depicting months of abuse from 2020 to 2021.

    "The level of violence depicted in the videos is incomprehensible," La Prairie said in the ruling."

    First Nations in B.C. call on minister to resign over horrific child abuse case (msn.com)

  7. "

    Meanwhile, this government can’t deploy a modestly equipped military for overseas exercises, blows $30 billion-plus to subsidize car battery plants that the parliamentary budget officer predicts will deliver little economic bang for jaw-dropping megabucks and remains addicted to overpriced consultants with friends in high places.

    But most of all, it’s a government that casts suspicion on itself by appearing hesitant to aggressively expose Chinese interference in our elections lest it hurt the party’s political self-interests. With no next step in sight, it would seem the government wants to delay the inevitable public inquiry beyond the next foreign-influenced election."

    Don Martin: Voters in Canada's byelections delivered status quo results | CTV News

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  8. Former PM Brian Mulroney must be suffering from dementia and complete loss of memory.  He praised Trudeau and mainly compared him with Trump and the only talked the free trade agreement under Trump.  That was far from the only issue concerning the Liberals in the past eight years.  We have many issues where Liberals have failed Canadians, soft-on-crime, ill-advised gun legislation, and many other things.  He completely ignored all the scandals and ethics violations.   He ignored Trudeau's holiday to the Aga Khan island, he ignored the Chinese interference and David Johnson controversy and the SNC Lavalin controversy.  He ignored everything except his distaste for Trump.  This guy is not a conservative.  He totally ignored the divisions that Trudeau has caused and the government mismanagement that helped create massive debt, the housing crisis, and the cost of living crisis.   Mulroney is no conservative by any stretch and his attacking the conservatives in this way proves it beyond any doubt.  He has very bad judgment.

    Former prime minister Brian Mulroney praises Justin Trudeau | Watch (msn.com)



  9. 23 minutes ago, TreeBeard said:

    Free drugs = less property crimes and more police and emergency resources that can go elsewhere.  

    Why does a crackhead need to steal your purse if they get the drugs for free? 

    Free drugs is not reducing crime or overdose deaths.  The claim that it will is a myth.  I am not sure of the reason, but giving free drugs out to people is not the answer.   Free drugs don't solve anything.  People need to quit taking drugs.  That's all there is to it.  But they need to be willing to quit.  Nobody can be forced to quit.

  10. NDP (Socialist/progressive) ideology is a deadly ideology that will not save lives.  It will do the opposite.  The NDP ideology is a humanist ideology based on the belief that if people are given free drugs, they will somehow want to quit and seek rehab.  This is not necessarily the case.  I understand there are lots of people who believe giving people whatever they want will help to solve their problem but this is unlikely to be the case.  People who take drugs don't think straight.  If they were thinking straight they would not be taking drugs in the first place.  Drugs affect the mind and just make their thinking worse.  Many of them are only interested in where they are going to get their next fix.

  11. 1 hour ago, bcsapper said:

    The Bible doesn't matter.


    The Bible claims to be the Word of God and proves it.

    The Bible consistently claims to be the word of the one and only true God (Genesis 1:1; Revelation 22:20-21). From beginning to end, prophets appear in its pages claiming to speak the word of God. They not only make this claim, but they offer multiple miracles to their listeners and multiple prophecies to their readers to back up what they are saying is from God. The miracles they do are clearly in the category of what only God can do. They create life from non-life (Exodus 8:19) and raise the dead (1 Kings 17:17-24). They include predictions hundreds of years in advance (Daniel 9:25-27). Such signs are unmistakable from the true God. Such miracles and prophecies are used to back up the spoken and written word from the prophets (see Moses and Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, Jesus and Paul). The true God would never allow real miracle or prophecy to be done through a false teacher or false religion. So, the religion that contains true miracles is the true religion. This is what separates Christianity from other religions and their books.

    The Bible is historically accurate about Jesus’s life, death and resurrection.

    We know the Bible is historically accurate because it was faithfully copied from the originals and the content, what it says occurred, happened much of which can be verified. The number of hand-written manuscripts is more than enough to establish a text that is faithful to the originals. These manuscripts show a direct line very close to the time the originals were written and the vast numbers (over 5,000) allows experts to compare them and come to the most reliable reading. It is a true saying, that if we are to doubt the text of the Bible, we must throw out all the works of antiquity as well.

    Unlike other religious books, the Bible provides a strong link between its history and truth claims. This includes historical details such as dates, places, and people in that period (see especially the Gospels and Acts) not easily fabricated. It reveals embarrassing episodes which show authenticity since they are unlikely to be made up (see Peters’ denial of Jesus). It provides descriptions and explanations of historical events acknowledged by former enemies writing independently (see Paul’s letters that affirm many events recorded in the Gospels) and non-biblical writers (that support the basic outline of Christianity). The Bible provides historical facts such as the claim of Jesus to be God, his death on a cross, an empty tomb, the changed lives of the disciples who testified under the threat of death that they saw, spoke and ate with the bodily risen Jesus. All this can only adequately be explained by the greatest miracle of all: God raised Jesus of Nazareth from the dead.

    The Bible is true because the Son of God teaches that (John 17:17).

    I believe the Bible is authoritative because: 1) The God of the Bible exists. 2) Miracles and prophecy offer an unmistakable sign of a true message from God. 3) The Bible is historically accurate concerning the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And finally, 4) Jesus who is God in the flesh taught that the prophets spoke and wrote God’s word (Luke 24:44) and promised this same prophetic ministry for his immediate disciples and prophets (John 14:16-17). Hence, the Bible alone, as acknowledged by a former persecutor of believers, is the only authoritative written record inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16).

    In short, I believe the Bible because people can reason to God and about Jesus being the risen Savior. The Bible has the authority of the true God, as taught by His one and only Son, and therefore cannot be broken (John 10:35).

    So, this Christmas, as we celebrate the truth of God with Us, Emmanuel, let us remember that our hope and salvation which began with the birth of Jesus, and culminating in His resurrection, is a confident hope and sure salvation. It is revealed in the true and inerrant written Word of God and grounded in the love and grace of the Unchangeable God."

    Why Believe the Bible? - Southern Evangelical Seminary (ses.edu)

  12. The solution to the opioid crisis is not free drugs for everyone who wants them.

    The solution is a spiritual one because drugs, like many things, is a spiritual problem.

    "The Bible itself is the most valuable source of help in facing the problem of drugs in our lives. It really can be a good life if we want it to be despite all the problems it presents. 2 Peter 1:3 tells us that God hath given us "all things that pertain unto life and godliness"."

    In my years of working with drug dependents and alcoholics, I have developed a set of guidelines which I stress to each one and which I try to live by myself. I know that these things can help if you will use them in your life as you face the temptation to use drugs or misuse your life in any way.

    Think Positive: Life is not dull. Everything that is fun is not a no no. You can enjoy life and feel good about it by using the Word of God as your guideline. A negative attitude can destroy you, but tell yourself you can do whatever you set your mind to, including being drug free. If you are not sure of yourself, you are in trouble.

    Fill Your Life With Joy: Don't go around with your chin dragging the ground. Hold your head up with enthusiasm. Don't let life drag you down.

    Get Involved: You get out of anything exactly what you put into it. If you are not willing to sacrifice, don't expect life to be a rose garden. That's why religion is dull to some people, they don't put anything in it.

    Discipline Yourself: Bring your body in subjection. Control your own life. Don't allow a chemical to rule you.

    Be your own person not a reactor to others.

    Handle everything with prayer.

    By applying these guidelines to your life you won't need drugs. If you have any doubts about the right or wrong of drug abuse, answer these questions honestly.

    Are you always asking others opinions about it?

    Do you feel guilty when you do it?

    Can you thank God for the privilege of doing it?

    It's your life, no one can force you to do anything against your will. Do you really want to use drugs or do you want the good life? It's up to you."

    Drugs and the Bible: E, Shrooms, Cocaine, Crack, Marijuana

    It is not far off to believe that the enemy of mankind would like to turn as many people as possible into drug addicts.

  13. 9 hours ago, bcsapper said:

    All drugs should be legal, regulated and supplied by the government. 

    I am not sure if you are serious and really believe that or just playing the Devil's advocate.

    "4. Illicit drugs destroy the body and are condemned: 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19.

    5. Illicit drugs are condemned because its fruit is rotten. Matthew 7:17ff. Frequent drug users are losers with messed up lives constantly shooting themselves in the foot. Eventual loss of family, wealth, jobs, friends and life itself. Drug users are associated with biker gangs, going to bars, immoral sexual activity, illegal activity. Successful people do not use drugs. Take a look at the people who use drugs and line them up with people who do not... big difference! Look at the lives of 5 people you know who use drugs. Generally they have many chums, but few close friends, high rate of changing jobs and are often unemployed, are absentee parents who party all night while their teens are left home unsupervised, are irrational in their logic and thinking pattern being plagued with poor judgement. They have many sexual partners, are often unfaithful to their spouses and are violent and irrational with their children. They tend to be selfish and unable to exercise self control in any area of their lives. When confronted with such facts, they simply deny the truth and accuse you of being crazy, when in fact they are the crazy ones. They are hurting and unhappy but they don't know why... just as the Bible says:

    Proverbs 4:18 perfectly describes the difference between drug users and Christians who do not: "But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble."

    6. Drug use is outright condemned in the Bible: Gal 5:20."

    Drugs and the Bible: E, Shrooms, Cocaine, Crack, Marijuana


  14. 9 hours ago, bcsapper said:

    The only way change can come about is with a complete paradigm shift on the issue.  All drugs should be legal, regulated and supplied by the government. 


    That would be a catastrophic mistake.

    It would send a message to young people that drugs are ok and we will supply you with them and pay for it.

    The number of drug addicts would increase dramatically and along with it all the problems connected with drug addictions, psychological problems, health problems, divorce problems, family problems, etc.

    Plus all the free drugs would have to be paid for by the hard-working taxpayers, thus adding another expense to government budgets.

    Why should taxpayers pay for drugs for people who have no wish to stop taking them and go into rehab?

    "The fact is, no one can wholeheartedly serve two masters (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13). Any time spent kneeling before the god of drugs is time spent with your back towards the God of the Bible.

    In summary, the Bible teaches us that "denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world" (Titus 2:12)."

    Free drugs for everyone would be about the most insane thing to happen.  It would just further destroy society as many would get on the free supply and have no intention of quitting.

  15. On 6/9/2023 at 8:46 PM, BeaverFever said:

    My guess is that what Groot is attempting to react to is current news that Paul Bernardo was just moved to Medium security. 

    Its standard practice to move inmates to medium security after a few years of good behaviour if they don’t pose a security risk, it USUALLY has nothing to do with the horrendousness of their crime. Part of the reason is to make room for new inmates who need to be in max security.  Most inmates move after 2 years but Bernardo was not moved until after 30 years  AFAIK he was never considered a security risk or a problem inmate but was kept in max due to the exceptional publicity and horrific nature of his crimes  

    Another part of the reason for moving is rehabilitation, even for those who will never actually be released. Corrections Services Canada still has a mandate to try and reform and rehabilitate all inmates including those who will never see the outside of a prison complex. 

    A very strange post with soft-on-crime tones.   These criminals escaped capital punishment which is what they should have had to begin with except our soft-on-crime governments abolished it.   Now we have people thinking such murderers might still be rehabilitated.  Appalling, but that is the way many follow Satan in this corrupt evil world.  They reject God's revelation and think they know better about absolutely everything.  Tragic.

  16. "In January 2018, the Canadian Armed Forces sent a delegation to China to observe winter training conducted by the People’s Liberation Army.

    In February 2018, the People’s Liberation Army sent a delegation to Canada to observe winter survival training conducted by the Canadian Armed Forces.

    Defence Attaché

    The Canadian Armed Forces maintain a Defence Attaché at the Canadian embassy in Beijing, China, as part of a longstanding policy of fostering defence relations with foreign militaries around the world."      from the government website

    Military Exercises with the China’s People’s Liberation Army - Canada.ca

    Then there was the Chinese scientists that were allowed to work in the Winnipeg virology lab and their sudden removal by the RCMP.  Trudeau would not give the opposition parties the documents related to this.  

    Canada's involvement with China has been a joke on the world stage.  It is shameful.  No wonder Canada cannot be trusted.  Canadians that voted for Trudeau and Liberals and NDP should be ashamed of themselves.  Past conservative governments have not done much better and some sucked up China.

  17. A retired CanForces general said on politics broadcast the other day the southeast pacific alliance called AUKUS, made up of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S., won't allow Canada to join because Canada has not kept up to it's military commitments.  Canada spends 1.3% of GDP, while the UK spends at least 2%, Australia at least 2% and the U.S. spends about 3.6% of GDP.  Canada is far behind and can't be trusted.  He said Canada has a very small military force compared to the others.  It would be nonsensical to admit such a lackadaisical country.

  18. On May 15, 2022 Action4Canada provided an extensive report exposing the UN Agenda to sexualize children through the education system. We provided examples of pornographic books accessible to Kindergarten through Grade twelve minors in schools and public libraries. The extensive list of books is recommended by the ARC Foundation and SOGI-123. SOGI-123 is a learning resource that was added to school  curriculums in 2016. The resource is integrated into every subject, including PE, so parents cannot opt their children out. SOGI was introduced as an anti-bullying program to gain acceptance but it is anything but. SOGI stands for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and is a highly politically charged sexual education that focuses on all things LGBTQ, especially converting to transgenderism. Thus the over 4500% increase in girls who are now saying they are a boy and not a girl.

    According to a 2018 study there has been a 4515% increase in girls seeking to ‘transition’ to the opposite sex. “Some educationalists have previously warned that the promotion of transgender issues in schools has ‘sown confusion’ in children’s minds and that encouraging children to question gender has ‘become an industry,’ "

    Notice of Liability to Remove Explicit Books & Radical LGBTQ Learning Resource | Action4Canada

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  19. 30 minutes ago, eyeball said:

    Again, there is no crime being committed such as smoking or drinking underage.

    You are not correct according to information on the link below.   There may be crimes being committed.

    "Introducing children to this program is a portal for exposing minors to sexually explicit/pornographic materials (books, magazines, comic strips), sexually deviancy (such as teaching children to masturbate and introducing youth to organizations that are involved in exploiting minors). These are criminal offences according to Section 163.1, Section 152 of the Criminal Code, and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection defines them as sexual abuse."

    Notice of Liability to Remove Explicit Books & Radical LGBTQ Learning Resource | Action4Canada

  20. Global News just reported that Canada is an outlier in dealing with goods produced by slave labour in China.  While other western countries have banned goods from certain parts of China, Canada has done little to nothing.  We are starting to see now how the Chinese influence in Canada's elections is related to slave labour in China and the sale of low cost products here.

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  21. 1 hour ago, eyeball said:

    When the right of a child to confidentiality is at issue I'd suggest the line that differentiates them from being an adult  gets really blurry.

    We're not talking about a crime after all.

    I understand you do not believe in the Bible or God, but that does not give you the right to teach your brand of morality to other people's kids.  Parents are the primary guardians of raising their children and teaching them morality, not schools or public officials.  Keep your sexual lessons away from our little ones.  People who believe in the perversions or support that kind of thing have no business trying to groom children. Stick with the three Rs.

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