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  1. I"m sure. But - harper pulled the same thing back in the day when Martin had the minority. So he can just blow it off as a conservative holiday tradition
  2. of course. You can't throw a brick without hitting a perogie. Da - ve haf yoo surrounded comrade!!! Well given the histories there's a bit of confusion. My family was referred to as "russian" because Ukraine was under russian control when they fled. But they would likely call themselves Ukrainian today. And a lot of those ukranians actually had german blood - they had come to ukraine during the time of katherine the great which SHE was looking desperately for farmers. So it gets a little messed up. Being a 'Russian Mennonite' basically means your forefathers were kicked out of every respectable country in Europe at one time or another, and most of them were really Ukrainian.
  3. Jamie Raskin, Maryland, Ranking Member Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia Stephen Lynch, Massachusetts Gerry Connolly, Virginia Raja Krishnamoorthi, Illinois Ro Khanna, California Kweisi Mfume, Maryland Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York, Vice Ranking Member Katie Porter, California Cori Bush, Missouri Jimmy Gomez, California Shontel Brown, Ohio Melanie Stansbury, New Mexico Robert Garcia, California Maxwell Frost, Florida Becca Balint, Vermont (until June 22, 2023) Summer Lee, Pennsylvania Greg Casar, Texas Jasmine Crockett, Texas Dan Goldman, New York Jared Moskowitz, Florida Rashida Tlaib, Michigan (since September 20, 2023) Why do you ask? Are you suggesting they'd lie about biden or something? There are representatives on both sides present and asking questions. It's hardly a star chamber.
  4. Sometimes you're just really weird. You knew about the great migration but pretended that russians and ukraines didn't play a major role? Kinda feels like you were being dishonest on one end of that or the other. And no - not 'all kinds. British, (and scott, irish), french, chinese, russian/ ukrainian. Those are the peoples that came here in large numbers and made a massive impact on building canada. Not blacks - there were some and some did great things but no, they did not contribute in a substantial way as a group like the othes. not the turks not the syrians etc etc. The british et al gave us the exploration and massive expansion through the hudson's bay company,, The french gave us exploration and expansion through the voyageurs, the chinese built the railroads and settled much of british columbia, the russian/ukraine people made the breadbasket happen. Those are the major groups. Take any one of those groups out and canada would not be what it is today. take the syrians out and we're pretty much the same.
  5. Any monopoly can be broken and papers have always found their own advertisers. There's nothing stopping them from selling their own adspace. If they choose to use google as a service that's their option but it's not the only option. And regadless - thy make money at it. Obviously they want people to visit their site directly and benefit from them doing so, so again - if they get a benefit from a google search should htey not have to pay? You're dancing around the question but it's a straight forward question.
  6. You may be unaware but in the 20's there was a MASSIVE influx of Ukrainians and russais who were extremely vital to the development of prairie farmland. My own family on one side was part of that. There's even a name for that period but it eludes me at the moment. But for sure the russian/ukranians who were specifically recruited by the gov't and brought here for agriculture played a very large role in the development of Canada as a country.
  7. And? For the ones who do or the ones who look up stories - shouldn't the papers be compensated? MOST people who frequent forums use google to search for articles. At some point they want to share something or they want to research something and the search pulls up news articles that they will go read at that paper's site. The number of people being driven by google to those news papers is NOT zero. I love that I own the national post now Sure - google sells ads and the newspaper chooses to buy them. But they don't need to, that's a choice. And it's a bit of a different subject although i can see how you're relating them. But - a paper buying ads from google because it's easier than going and finding their own ad dollars is not a contract to drive business to the website. Google itself does do that though, so why wouldn't the paper who derrives a benefit have to pay for that?
  8. Well it's always interesting when the left calls it 'bullying' when the right does it, but "standing up for people" when their own people do it Was Jagmeet "bullying" when he did the deal with the libs, or bullying when he told them he'd pull it apart if they didn't do what he said? This is a valid enough tactic and given the lib-ndp coalition which is in effect a majority it's the only real way he can push for things. But was this what he should be pushing for? It just doesn't feel like a hill to die on. That's a guarantee. The photo ops alone make it worth it.
  9. True. Tribalism breeds tribalism and stupidity drives the intelligent to the other team.
  10. Why would you get what HE can afford? Wouldnt' you get what YOU can afford? Why you always trying to take Nationalists money robo?
  11. Such meetings are duly recorded and the dems will be there too - so that's not a valid excuse. If it was just republicans that would be different but that's not the case. He'd have to do better than that.
  12. But whenever i do a websearch on google's site and a story pops up from their paper i'm directed to their newspaper. Do they owe google for that?
  13. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/jewish-community-group-blames-antisemitism-for-cancelled-buses Adam Minsky, President and CEO of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of Greater Toronto said 17 buses meant to take people from Toronto to the Ottawa rally simply didn’t show up on Monday morning. “We were shocked that, of more than 70 buses UJA booked, 17 did not show up. Those 17 buses were the responsibility of a particular sub-contracted company. Despite charging in full in advance and confirming its participation, the company did not send a single bus and has declined all communications while refusing to provide any explanation,” said Minsky. Apparently at this point they still won't say why all the busses they were supposed to provide didn't show - and haven't given back the money. Honestly this is getting out of hand. The anti semitism we're seeing right now is ridiculous. And if you don't want their business, don't take their money.
  14. No wonder they don't want the two state solution I think you'll find that war crimes are not isolated to just two 'countries' but also two combatants. Gaza has a gov't that's recognized globally. If not - then they don't have any land to 'occupy' do they. If they don't have standing as a self governing entity then why can't israel enter any time and throw out whomever they want? Israel couldn't commit 'war crimes' either, it would just be police actions. Israel declared war on Gaza and that has not been challenged. it's a war. They are war crimes. Gaza's barbaric and hatebased actions cannot be excused, and are isolated from any other circumstance.
  15. But the fbi investigations found that they didn't. You could say the same of voter fraud in the next election - a small amount in a few key places put biden over the top!!! Honest!!!! The idea that polling data would have helped with that overmuch is just stupid. Manafort send the polling data to brag that they were already winning. Which they were. You just can't even see your own hypocrisy. You're so blinded by tribe and hatred that you can't think clearly in the slighest. Trump did nothing illegal in the slightest. And polling data isn't "Secret", anyone can have a poll done. There's tonnes of accurate and free ones as well. America is doomed. - people like you will absolutely sink it
  16. What's in it for them not to? Oh precedent was set many years ago. People ignore those subpoenas all the time and have for ages. There's no repercussions. I'm sure they'll point fingers but whatever. The issue was why would hunter specifically agree to one but not the other? And why are republicans not ok with that? And the answer is grandstanding. If it's public then he stalls and doesn't answer Rep questions and gets questions from the dems like "would you say that your unfair treatement at the hands of the republicans for no reason other than political gain is tragic or is it more hateful?" "I"ve always thought of it as more being sadistic and vendictive sir, but i suppsoe tragic and hateful also fits".
  17. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/poilievre-thousands-amendments-parliament-christmas-1.7050531 Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said Wednesday his MPs are prepared to make "thousands of amendments" to legislation to keep Parliament sitting over Christmas if the Liberal government doesn't scrap its carbon tax. (for farmers- added for clarity) "You will have no rest until the tax is gone," Poilievre said in a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MPs from the governing party. The threat comes after senators appointed by Trudeau amended part of a Conservative private member's bill, C-234, that would have delivered a carbon tax carve-out to some farmers. Progressive Sen. Pierre Dalphond's amendment, passed by a 40-39 vote, keeps the carbon tax exemption for grain drying but deletes the section that provided tax relief for heating barns and greenhouses. So - a little misleading at first - they're not looking for an end to the carbon tax - just for some of the farmer's stuff. Having said that - i don't really feel like this kind of thing benefits the CPC. It's seen as being somewhat confrontational and it's not like cutting the tax on farmers was a massive issue in the front of people's minds. And even if he does win people won't see a significant difference for some time so he'll get no points with the public from it. I think this is the first mistake we've seen him make in quite a while, but it shouldn't be too 'expensive' and we'll see how it plays out. I might be wrong.
  18. Well if it's true there's no difference then why doesn't hunter just agree to it? Could it be he's hoping to use the opportunity in conjunction with dems to grandstand for the public while not answering questions? If he has nothing to hide what difference does it make if it's in public or private?
  19. Whereas you usually wait to see the evidence - and THEN draw a different conclusion than the evidence suggests His way isn't great but it's still light years better than yours.
  20. Or.. you know.... air tight doors here and there. I'm sure it NEVER occurred to them the enemy might use gas in a tunnel (/sarcasm). And sleeping gas? really? Stop getting your information from science fiction shows and spy movies.
  21. It plays a signficant role. There's no one reason for that exclusively but it is a major player in the cost increases. I actually worked it out once (showed math and sources etc) and while it does depend on a few factors such as how much processing went into the food you bought it works out that for the average couple it adds just over 800 dollars a year to their food bill. Now - seeing as the average family is paying more like 100 dollars a week or more on groceries than they did that certainly isn't ALL the increase. More like around 10 percent or so. but that's significant and lets not pretend it isn't. That won't happen but what will happen is the price will stagnate, and as wages rise over time it as if the price fell. It's all trudeaus fault - that's true - but he screwed up more than just the carbon tax, LOL - emissions went down under harper, and NO liberal gov't in 40 years has ever hit or even come close to a climate target. LIke Ignatief said - "We didn't get it done". So your hypocrisy is pretty disgusting. That's ok - show them to the voices in your head, i'm sure THEY'LL agree with you wholeheartedly
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