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Everything posted by Smallc

  1. Quite the assumption - are you prepared to back it up? There's no way he should be commenting on a record that was expunged.
  2. Why? Canadians shouldn't even have known about the charges. They were not only dropped, but expunged. They're irrelevant.
  3. That's because they assume he was actually guilty: http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/07/07/opinion/what-if-omar-khadr-isnt-guilty
  4. The numbers displayed are the DND budget, not the reported defence spending. The accounting method we were using and reporting to NATO with was not as generous as that used by many of our allies. That means our totals were, according to the Deputy Minister, relatively under stated.
  5. That's literally pocket change And fully 50% of this total is actually money promised by one Stephen Joseph Harper in Copenhagen in 2009.
  6. That's what everyone keeps saying - reality is different: http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/canada-defence-policy/news/stable-predictable-realistic-funding.asp The budget is in fact $1.7B higher ($1.2B higher than it would have otherwise been) this year on a case basis.
  7. Considering Greg, that you feel it necessary to insult someone with every single post you grave us with (it just happened to be me in this case) it's quite clear that we wouldn't have an adult to run to anyway. I'll again show myself the door.
  8. The problem with that is the person moderating the forum most of the time is not in fact an adult. I'll show myself the door.
  9. She can say what she wants - she's a private citizen.
  10. The tragedy in Quebec is not a contest. This is a story of people going bout their lives being killed by someone full of hate.
  11. All of those things are possible - but I really don't see why it had to be made public.
  12. And again, we're talking about bad Muslims in a thread where a bunch of good Muslims we're killed by a bad white French speaking guy.
  13. If there are gaps in your story or history, you don't get in. Remember, these refugees have already been vetted by the UN. Both the Obama and Trump administration have said they have no problem with our process. Some US Senators actually wanted to add parts of our process to theirs. Canada has what is probably the most successful system of immigration and refugee settlement in the world.
  14. You're probably right (though I'm not sure how you can broad brush an individual). The reality is, we've done a a pretty good job of picking immigrants, based on our outcomes.
  15. No - I'm saying that individual Muslims live and experience their faith in different ways, just as is true with individual Christians. This is the problem - you can't broad brush all Muslim people as Taliban supporters or ISIS supporters - they aren't. Well, it's all made up nonsense, so yeah, that last part. And that is part of my point - we're not a Muslim country and our immigration system has created a peaceful multicultural society, so there's no need for fear mongering.
  16. Why would he? The USA and Canada have almost completely balanced trade. He didn't mention us once. We are a large market for those 35 states. That there are 15 other states including California makes it look like we're less important than we are. To those 35 states, we're a big deal.
  17. Who did that? So, first who did that first thing? Trudeau merely reiterated long standing government policy. Second, who did that second thing? There was no taunt. Third, as has already been explained multiple times - there were many Canadians affected when he made the tweet.
  18. Today, Kate Purchase, the Prime Minister's communications director wrote Fox News a needlessly wordy and long letter asking them to remove a tweet that named Belkhadir as one of the suspects in the Quebec City Mosque massacre. I have 3 problems with this: 1 ) The letter did not need to be made public - it could have been kept private and had the same effect (the tweet was removed) 2 ) The government shouldn't be sending out letters like this that are essentially threats since they hold the licensing authority over Fox (Andrew Coyne made me realize this) 3 ) Other media organizations had the same incorrect info. I've seen some of them correct it tonight. Either the government didn't bother to check those other sources, didn't care about those other sources, or kept their letters private. Either way, I don't like it. Don't get me wrong - I'm glad the false info was corrected. I just don't see the need for this action.
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