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  1. From the time the first story broke about the so-called 'discoveries' so close to Canada Day, I believed and still do that this was a well-timed, well-planned event by activists within FN communities designed solely to grab headlines and with the complicity of the media milk them for all they could. I've read the entire TRC report. These grave sites have been know for decades yet nothing was done about them until now? The media ate this up publishing article after article that only regurgitated what was already in the news. It took FN communities themselves actually admitting that these graves sites were identified long ago to finally quell some of the uproar much to the dissatisfaction of the more extreme activists. First Nations and the media had an opportunity to advance the cause of reconciliation and ignored it in favor of erroneous headlines and outright lies.
  2. Downie is responsible for one of the biggest fabrications about residential schools. The Secret Path is a tissue of lies and he knew it as he was given all the relevant documentation - facts about Chanie. He chose to ignore the truth. Instead he invented a story he felt he could sell and to our shame it did. Of all the children he could have picked that indeed suffered at a residential schools it is still a mystery to me why he picked Chanie and why he lied about how his death actually came about.
  3. Leslyn Lewis is one conservative candidate I would vote for were she in my constituency. I also believe that had she won the party leadership Conservatives would have had a much better chance in the coming election.
  4. Pardon me but I thought there was already a topic covering climate change. But the armchair warriors have no compunction taking over a topic on the fire that destroyed much of Lytton. Not a thought or care about all those affected. Nor a thought to all the others that are currently being evacuated from their homes due to wildfires. Oh what's the point.............carry on with your climate change debate.
  5. For arguments sake, please explain exactly what you mean by integrating to them? You might also explain why immigrants to Canada should have to subsume their individual identities in order to appease a small minority of the population.
  6. I most certainly am totally fed up with media coverage and their blatant use of superlatives, exaggeration and constant repetition. I counted 12 articles in my news feed one day about the grave sites - not one of them had an iota of new news. Not one. In saturating our news with a constant barrage of of these articles it is only natural that people finally get fed up. Instead of fostering sympathy the media coverage is having the exact opposite effect.
  7. "But maybe it is not entirely their fault. If they do not have the knowledge or comprehension on how to deal with garbage, the problem lies with those who produced the items and sold the items to them." I find it very hard to believe that in 2021 the band council of such reserves don't have the knowledge necessary to deal with garbage. I agree that manufacturers should be more responsible for the goods they produce and the packaging especially. I do not agree that with you that they are the sole problem. Personal responsibility for one's own environment must also play a part. "The part of integrating the natives into Canada, I find amusing to say the least. In my view it should be the other way round." The Indigenous population represent less than 5% of the Canadian public which is a mosaic of many different ethnicities. The idea that the majority should be subsumed by the minority is totally unfeasible and thoroughly unreasonable.
  8. Though the outcome was never in doubt, the intellectually challenged but ever self-righteous arbiters of woke aka the democrats chose to waste precious house time, putting aside all other matters of importance including addressing the ever increasing death toll due to the pandemic, the need for a stimulus bill to be passed and every other matter of note in order to hold their petty little trial that turned out to be little more than a theater of the absurd complete with home movies. If this is an example of how democrats will govern America than there is nothing on Earth or in the 'heavens' that can help Americans.
  9. A San Francisco teacher has been ridiculed for her 'performative wokeness' after she claimed that viral Bernie Sanders wearing mittens at President Joe Biden's inauguration was a lesson in 'white privilege and male privilege.' High school teacher Ingrid Seyer-Ochi penned the San Francisco Chronicle op-ed published on Sunday, nearly two weeks after Sanders and his mittens took the internet by storm. In it, she criticized the 79-year-old senator for wrapping up against the cold in his mittens and winter coat, while she claimed that his female colleagues, and especially women of color such as Vice President Kamala Harris, did not have the same opportunity to dress down for such a prestigious event. "Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel,' Seyer-Ochi, who earns six figures working for the San Francisco Unified School District, wrote. Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, a high school teacher in San Franscisco, has received criticism after publishing an op-ed calling Bernie Sanders' mittens a lesson in 'white privilege' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9212253/San-Francisco-teacher-says-Bernie-Sanders-mittens-lesson-white-male-privilege.html
  10. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/abandoned-dreams-of-wind-and-light
  11. Well they are doomed to lose their status as the world's biggest economy once the Chinese take first place. What will happen then is only conjecture. This new regime can do nothing to halt that progress but stand by and watch it happen. "Meanwhile, China’s growth continues. And with every passing year, its weight in key markets increases. For commodities such as oil, it is by far the largest growth market. In 2018, it created a yuan-based futures contract, which amid the gyrations in dollar-priced oil markets in the spring of 2020 proved its worth as a safe haven. In Shanghai, the price of oil never went negative. Meanwhile, foreign investors are ever more attracted to the interest rates on offer on Chinese bonds. Almost 10 percent of China’s sovereign bonds are now foreign-owned. That share will increase as the bonds are included in the main indices. But this is welcome diversification rather than an immediate threat to dollar hegemony." https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/15/rise-fall-united-states-financial-empire-dollar-global-currency/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
  12. Well good luck with that. pete. People don't abandon their beliefs simply because a new regime takes over. The fact is that over 70,0000 people voted for the orange man. I doubt all of them were cultists. I also doubt that Biden's agenda is going to do anything to change their minds.
  13. Wishful thinking that Canadians can do anything about who is or is not Pres, pete. It will be most interesting to watch US politics in the next two years before the next Senate elections in 2022. Biden has a tough row to hoe what with the goon squad nipping continuously nipping at his heels, making outrageous demands and attempting to cancel anyone that refuses to march in lock-step. I wish him luck. He will need every bit he can garner.
  14. Final B.C. election count sees NDP win 57 seats, BC Liberals 28, Greens 2 Like I wrote..............not a hope in hell of winning. If I were from TO how would it be possible for me to vote in our provincial election??? sheesh
  15. I'll be at the back of the line with you Betsy. The possible long term effects are still a question in my mind.
  16. "On Thanksgiving evening of 1971, David Young arrived home from his planning at the Special Investigative Unit, when his grandmother asked him, "What do you do at the White House?" He replied, "I am helping the president stop some leaks." She exclaimed, "Oh, you're a plumber!" Young, E. Howard Hunt, and G. Gordon Liddy then put up a sign on their office with the title "The Plumbers" but it was taken down since their covert operations were supposed to be top secret. Still, the name stuck for the group.[3]" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Plumbers
  17. What it will take is strong Indigenous leadership from bands that have proven to be successful, whose communities have secure employment and the necessities of life. There are many of them across this country and it is past time they step up and show other indigenous communities that looking forward not backward, working with - not against - provincial and federal governments will help them to attain their goals.
  18. It is dubious especially considering that the current crop of hereditary chiefs illegally kicked out many of the hereditary matriarchs who supported the elected chiefs.
  19. Considering that 'The Plumbers' was the name given to Nixon's illegal goon squads, I doubt that using it for the Dems is a good choice..........but then, that's just me. "The White House Plumbers, sometimes simply called the Plumbers, the " Room 16 Project ," or more officially, the White House "Special Investigations Unit" was a covert White House Special Investigations Unit, established within a week after the publication of the "Pentagon Papers" in June 1971, during the presidency of Richard Nixon. " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Plumbers#:~:text=The White House Plumbers%2C sometimes simply called the,June 1971%2C during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
  20. Throwing my vote away on the liberals who had not a chance in hell of winning? Nope.
  21. The only choice in this election was the NDP, ts at least for this buffoon. Blame it on that silly woman elected to head the green party for demanding that Horgan stay an election till 2021. After enduring four dismal years of Weaver and his ilk stymieing any efforts by the NDP to advance our economy, I was determined they would be shut-out this time around. Seeing them left with only two seats did my heart good. IMO, the NDP are not hard-line socialists nor are they by any means communist - those labels better apply to the aforementioned greens. Also, IMO, Horgan has done a decent job during the pandemic and I believe that with a majority government he will continue to do so. Sometimes the people get it right and this was one of those times.
  22. If the PM chooses to march in parades then he should march in all parades no matter who is holding them. Fair is fair. But if he only chooses to march in gay parades he is doing little more than virtue-signalling while showing his disdain for the participants of other parades.
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