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Michael Hardner

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  1. 30 minutes ago, QuebecOverCanada said:


    And what you said about renovictions is so true. I'm very glad to be able to afford a rent increase and to be able to be a homeowner starting next year, but not everyone has had my luck.

    Before I finally bought I was renovicted twice, the first time my rent went from $1000 to $3000.  Then I bought before I had to try to rent again...

    31 minutes ago, QuebecOverCanada said:


    I started sending more and more cans of non perishable food to the organizations in my neighborhood who help the hungry, I might start voluntary work on the week ends.

    Good for you, you're inspiring me to do more.

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  2. 26 minutes ago, OftenWrong said:

     Was that not informative enough the first time I said it?

    I didn't interpret "There is no existing program" as you meant it.

    20 minutes ago, OftenWrong said:

    Or at least to do the job he's been given. Roll up sleeves and get to work. Something your guy Trudeau never did in his entire life.


    Trudeau is not my guy.  I know lots of people who can roll up their sleeves and still can't get the job done.  

    I hope Poilievre isn't one of those.

  3. 1 hour ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    A few minutes ago, Mr. Poilievre said his government will bring in SMR's to lower emissions.  I am just glad we are finally going to move on this. It is just common sense.

    Ok found it.




    I haven't heard about this, but sounds great.  Is Poilievre planning to expand the existing program?


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  4. 1 hour ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    And where the replacement rate came from? 

    If true then we need incentives within Canada for Canadians to have more children including huge tax incentives and family support programs.

    Replacement rate equals the mortality rate.

    The billions that such incentive programs would cost might still not work, is the thing.  Of we had ten years ' full salary for my spouse we would likely have had Four kids instead of two.  That would have cost EI $1M instead of $20K.

  5. 1 hour ago, Rebound said:

    I don’t disagree with Obama. He tried for eight years to work with Netanyahu, who gave him the finger the whole time, up to and including addressing Congress without getting permission or even asking the State Dept. It was a big F-you to Obama, and lo and behold, it hasn’t worked out well for Israel.  

    Trump’s plan was to send an Orthodox Jew to create a “peace plan” with Israel, present it to the Palestinians and tell them “take it or leave it,” and if course that got him a middle finger too.  

    Maybe it’s just not possible, but frankly, Netanyahu has been far far too antagonistic to the Palestinians  


    Great post.  The hard of thinking will demand that Israel and the US take a hard line, when that is the strategic failure before us.

    Netanyahu's arrogance and assumptions that the world will support them no matter what ... led them here.

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  6. 5 hours ago, SpankyMcFarland said:



    Many insurgencies have similar sayings and songs. In Ireland, for example, people talk of Four Green Fields, A Nation Once Again, Our Day Will Come. These are perceived very differently by the other, Protestant, side in Northern Ireland. 

    I read the article, and I don't think he belongs in the public sphere.  In other words, it's a statement that doesn't help any kind of dialogue


  7. 1 hour ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

     These are perceived very differently by the other, Protestant, side in Northern Ireland. 

    Okay but the Irish did want the English out of their land, which is what the objection is to Palestinians using it right?

    I will read this article thanks for posting

  8. Ok but the US *barely had it...


    400px-Acela_old_saybrook_ct_summer2011.jpg Amtrak Acela train at Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Amtrak's Acela, which reaches 150 mph (240 km/h) over 49.9 mi (80.3 km) of track and Brightline, which runs at 125 mph (201 km/h) in a dedicated ROW between Orlando and Cocoa, are the US's only high-speed rail services. "


    From Wikipedia


    We don't like taxing at the level we would need to, to fund these things.  And we don't have two cities at Orlando-Cocoa Beach distance, at 58 miles, try this out

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  9. 4 hours ago, myata said:

    Such a paradise of multi-ethnic harmony. Just imagine what it will look like at 100 million mostly from abandon and forsaken places of the planet.

    You can't assume that ethnic tension will continue at some level because the conflicts are situational.

    We are much larger than when Pierre Trudeau introduced multiculturalism and yet racism and ethnic tension, it can be argued, have reduced.


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