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  1. Most of the countries in the world do not recognize a marriage between two males and/or two females. Boy, are they third world!!!!!
  2. Say what we want, write what we want, draw what we want, read what we want, see what we want, meet who we want, go where we want, die when we want... - that is why I continue to live here and pride in being Canadian!
  3. How can somebody who is supposed to be "freedom loving" deny another persons freedom to wear what they want or smoke what they want?
  4. Years ago, General (and later Secretary of State) Colin Powell shared his experienced views on war: The Powell Doctrine states that a list of questions all have to be answered affirmatively before military action is taken by the United States: Is a vital national security interest threatened? Do we have a clear attainable objective? Have the risks and costs been fully and frankly analyzed? Have all other non-violent policy means been fully exhausted? Is there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement? Have the consequences of our action been fully considered? Is the action supported by the American people? Do we have genuine broad international support? If the North American nations had taken that wise advice there would be no conflict to-day in the Middle East.
  5. There was a time if somebody declared "Moderation in the protection of liberty is no virtue; extremism in the defense of freedom is no vice." they buried their chances of election. How things have changed.
  6. I believe it is a mistake to have allowed a debate to have such influence on an election. It is similar to a verbal job interview where people are coached by professionals to look as good as possible - having nothing to do with the qualifications for the job. The better debater will not necessarily be the best person for the job. In fact, the personalities who do change the world for the better are usually the quiet ones who work in the background, are smart negotiators and especially people who can choose effective consultants and advisers. The evolution of the Hollywood style of campaigning gives the Obamas leverage over the Powells and results in the prioritization of presentation and quantity over quality. The Americans have TV'd themselves into the House of Bush, House of Clinton and the House of Kennedy taking turns ruling over their land.
  7. I wonder how long it would take, how many people it would take and how much it would cost to "screen" the 330,000 people who immigrated into Canada this year? I guess if the question was "Do you believe in Canadian values" then 330,000 yes's would not take long and all the racists on this board would be happy.
  8. I hope not. He is one of the few interviewers I have seen and heard who uses a 100 word question for a 10 word answer. "Is Canada doing enough ..." to shut him up? NO!
  9. Why would anybody name a thread "Liberalism is a mental disorder" and then expect any serious discussion?
  10. I will have to take your word for it because I have given up reading the RR (Rue Rants) a while ago. I suspect that some of the world leaders attending this funeral have also not read the history of the Suez canal.
  11. Anyone still think Afghanistan was worth it?: Taliban Peace Deal
  12. So Shimon Peres, who many consider to be a war criminal, is being buried and the Canadian government officials are attending. This "settlements everywhere" proponent started the faulty policy that Israel continues to follow: Peres Shimon was also instrumental in Israel stealing the technology for the nuclear bombs from the USA. I can see the Israelis trying to honor Shimon but have no idea why any other nation should.
  13. The futility of Canadian involvement in Afghanistan continues to be in the news. After costing Canadians $billions, the current Afghan government is signing "surrender" with their previous enemies while giving them amnesty for previous acts: Afghan Capitulation I wonder if any of the family members and friends of the 158 Canadian sacrificed in that fiasco are prepared to extend amnesties to their killers? And we are still in the Middle East repeating our stupid mistakes!!
  14. What about the $30 Trillion that the boomers are leaving the Milennials? $ 30,000,000,000,000
  15. On line "polls" mean nothing. You can vote as often as you want and there is no accountability of who, what you are. There is software available that will vote on online polls for as many times as you want. I would suggest that a poll of inmates of penal institutions would indicate that the majority disagree with mandatory minimal sentences. There a tens of millions of dollars being spent on this election. I can guarantee that each campaign has hundreds of supporters monitoring and manipulating anonymous on-line commentary.
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