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Michael Hardner

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  1. MadM, There's some truth in what you write, however the term 'difficult' is completely values laden. Managing a classroom may be more difficult to some than others. I'm curious, too, from you post - does anyone know what a training person (an educator, say somebody who does email training) earns in the private sector ?
  2. I'm curious as to what is the % of conservatives versus % of liberals that would be against this plan.
  3. Ok. So I won't go there and slap the... pencils... out of your mouths then...
  4. Dancer plays this too ? Morris, can I work where you work ?
  5. WIP, I think you can find your answer by looking at what they have in common.
  6. People can claim lots of things. Fortunately, the gospel provides us a guide as to whether or not they are what they say they are.
  7. Mr. Canada What you fail to understand is that it's not enough to declare yourself a Christian. To declare that "you live by your faith". People expect you to actually follow what the gospel says. It's not tough for me to swallow, though. Unfortunately, there are many people in the world who are under the mistaken belief that they're Christian.
  8. Mr. Canada. Here, in plain gospel English, is proof that you're not a Christian. From Mathew 5: 38 Wiki Note that it doesn't show Jesus saying: "Do not take crap from anyone." The Christian philosophy is based on the opposite practice, which is golden rule, and as such you're just not a Christian. I'm sorry to tell you, but I can't believe that I'm the first.
  9. Mr. Canada, I did respond, by explaining to you that your assertion that you don't need to take "crap" proves that you are not a follower of the Christian philosophy. It's not an attack. Christianity is a philosophy as well as a religion. If someone was professing to be a Darwinist but didn't believe in evolution, then they'd be incorrect as you are with your false belief that you're a Christian. And I don't support crime, no.
  10. Actually, being a Christian means turning the other cheek Mr. Canada. It involves loving those who hate you, and not having these types of feelings: As is the case with many outspoken and angry types who call themselves Christian, you are clearly not one.
  11. Hi Argus, I have debated you enough on this topic to know that you are one of the best prepared posters on this topic, as such I will ask you for a cite on this:
  12. I think that the Canadian people would like to see a process set in place so that these claims can be settled, at least to the point where Native Canadians do not see the need to engage in protest in order to be heard.
  13. Mr. C, I just wanted to point out Mr. Canada that the "attitude" you refer to, isn't an attitude at all. Loving sinners is supposed to be a tenet of Christianity. ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- MadMax: As evidenced above, Mr. C isn't really a Christian though he thinks that he is one. It's very important for people to realize that just because somebody says that they belong to a religion, it doesn't mean they're following the religion properly. This goes for Islamic terrorists as well as misguided self-defined Christians.
  14. Eyeball, So some boats were monitored for overfishing and some weren't ? That sounds suspicious. Where did this end up ? What was the "big deception" that you seem to allude to ? Was there a single incident you can relate here ?
  15. Eyeball, What do you mean "Other sectors were catching" ? What other sectors catch fish ?
  16. So the SC telling the natives what's what will solve this ?
  17. BCheney, I'm worried about these people. They're fun to laugh at, it's true, but they're zealots at heart.
  18. Eyeball, My point is - you can whisper, you can pass notes, and you can get around this type of thing. Unless it's 24/7 monitoring then it's easy to get around. It would be so easy to get around this. A saying comes to mind here: "You can't legislate morality." Let's look at the fisheries example in retrospect to see if something could have been done to make the system work better.
  19. Ok, Eyeball, now the fisheries question. Now, I'm starting to understand the depth of the problem. Given the fact that overfishing was blamed at least partially on the fishermen, but they were the only ones that had to be screened, your reaction is a little more understandable to me. Was there cheating and overfishing happening though ? What do you mean - what other sectors were catching ? I expect that the lobbyist discussions, even if they were broadcast on television, would have sounded reasonable and fair at the time. A few hundred million at the top you mean ? I doubt that it would be that cheap. It would cost billions to set up. Certainly that is the context that we're in today. Monitoring, in all its forms, is one tool to be considered. Well, he can use email at least. To reiterate on the fisheries issue, it sounds like there was a situation with fish stocks becoming depleted, and there were different opinions as to the cause.
  20. Eyeball, how about we split this into two sub-topics - digitally tracking public officials, and the fisheries example ? For the former, No, they can't. Fisheries need to be out on the ocean with a boat that they bring to a specific location at the end of the day. Lobbyists and politicians deal in speaking and communication, anywhere and anytime. How can you beat that ? If I can whisper something barely audible in your ear without a microphone picking it up, then I've beaten the system. If I can slip you a note that you can read in the shower, I've beaten the system. A new idea -> I doubt that digital tracking of politicians and lobbyists (made mandatory by law) would be constitutional.
  21. All, Interesting discussion. We don't discuss Arts funding here very often. Why don't performance arts deserve funding like other industries ? The argument that "if the market can't support it, then it should die" doesn't seem to apply to other sectors of our economy so why the arts ? And, to be clear, did Harper cut funding overall or did he remove one single inefficient program ? I think it's the latter.
  22. That's really too bad. If there's one issue that needs to be discussed now, it's Native rights and land claims.
  23. I get my news from everywhere, but I get personal perspectives on the news from this board. You can't expect a journalist to be able to articulate the perspective of someone that they're not on the same page with in a few sentences.
  24. Hey Mel, While I would probably be on "your side", in terms of being against race-baiting with respect to crime, I need to point out a few things: 1. Race-based statistics on crime are notoriously difficult to get and aren't published in Canada in many (all ?) cases. 2. Certain races are incarcerated out of proportion to their representation in society, and that's just a fact. But the reasons for this aren't clear.
  25. That's the wrong approach, IMO. The US military establishment needs to take a wider view of the costs of holding all information no matter how trivial. When they released the Pentagon video of the 911 crash, they only showed a single frame. The re-release wasn't much better. Whatever advantage they're gaining from not releasing that type of information causes problems in other areas - such as fostering suspicion in the conspiracy world. And I do NOT want this to springboard into another 9/11 discussion. Resist the thread drift !
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