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  1. You guys are making this forum a joke. It gets pretty boring.
  2. The Supreme Court isn't trying to defend intoxication and has not ruled out subsequent legislation to deal with what you're talking about, going so far as to suggest and recommend the federal and provincial governments table other (better) legislation. The key issue here is one of intent. The Court confirmed that it was unconstitutional to deprive someone of the right to defend themselves against accusations of criminal intent when they are so tripped they aren't even in control of themselves. This isn't just getting drunk, this is black-out auto-pilot cracked out messed. That doesn't mean they can't be held responsible and the Court explained that "drunkenness is never a defence for certain crimes, including manslaughter, assault and sexual assault, a clarification Owens said was valuable "given the many ways in which we see the criminal justice system fails survivors of sexual violence." https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/law-barring-use-of-extreme-intoxication-as-criminal-defence-unconstitutional-scc-1.5901881 They have also explained that if you get high on mushrooms or meth or get black-out drunk, a reasonable person should foresee consequences and offenders can be held accountable for their actions in this regard. They just have the right to defend themselves against claims that they intended to commit a violent offense.
  3. Who cares? Whether it was "whoopsy the pills and condoms didn't work" or "I got drunk and made a bad decision", I'm not sure why you think that women shouldn't have control of what grows in their own bodies. Some of the women who seek abortion are already raising 2+ young children and can't afford another. This can sometimes be confusing and jarring to me as well. As you say, however, it doesn't affect me. Where I feel there are legitimate concerns maybe is when trans athletes compete against females or whatever where there are some fairly obvious muscular-skeletal advantages. Maybe. I don't know too much about this but it's hard to gauge another person's suffering. If you have 4 doctors pleading on behalf of the woman to find her safer accommodation and it's for naught and she decides her best outcome is suicide, that's pretty sad. To me this sounds like a mental illness issue and as you say but that makes it really complicated.
  4. They think it's worth defending. They're doing it every day defending it from ignorance, stupidity and incoherent anger. They're defending it from people like you.
  5. How can we trust this? The info coming from Global News. 🙃
  6. Not may. You are. You're way off in the deep end.
  7. I think you're misunderstanding what I'm saying. Relating to your point about China and it's plans for global hegemony, Lithium isn't going to get it very far. It's not a resource required in enormous amounts. It's not particularly scarce. It's replaceable with other battery tech alternatives. The worldwide Lithium market is something less than $10B. This is not something we need to be peeing our beds over.
  8. Sure, but they do that with all of their exports, just like everyone else does. Lithium isn't really noteworthy.
  9. It's not even close to 20x. I don't think we're even double China, though India it's probably something like 10x. Regardless, considering the population difference is more than 25x, Canada's footprint here is insignificant by comparison and doesn't really provide any argument against increasing density in Canada itself. Nobody said it will immediately solve the problem, but it at least provides marginal improvement and helps rather than hinders long-term.
  10. That's not really true at all. Maybe you can say that first-world consumers harm the environment more per-capita, but Canada's footprint is quite a lot smaller than India's. They can challenge the theory that leads to the necessity, but not really the necessity itself. We can't support pensioners and health care costs of Baby-boomers with a shrinking population.
  11. On this I agree with you. A lot of our carbon taxes are little more than an outsourcing of pollution to places with lax environmental and human rights law. The carbon taxes themselves aren't really the problem though. It's rather the lack of tarrif/tax on the imports coming from even dirtier sources. If we were all on a level playing field here, the carbon taxes would incentivize cleaner production. It's just...we're not.
  12. I'm saying it doesn't really matter. Everyone knows China has the biggest Lithium reserves, just like they control most of the world's Rare earth supplies. The point is that there are alternatives to Lithium batteries (some of them new and better technology which will replace them) and so China can't use this as clout or blackmail. It's the same with rare earths, which aren't actually rare at all and are in abundant supply elsewhere. China profits from their near-monopoly, but only because they can mine them cheaper than anyone else. As soon as they start flexing and bullying around these things, they'll scare their markets into diversification like we've seen with Russia and oil/gas.
  13. What's funnier is how anytime a news story doesn't conform to your foolish worldviews, that's all fake news. I'd say this is the pot calling the kettle black is an understatement. What's really funny and interesting about all this, however, is how quickly you mooks will rush to Vladimir's defense and how much time and energy you spend trying to justify his actions. This isn't coincidental. He's a smart man and understands that there are legions of ignorant and angry fools to tap in hostile nations. Thankfully you're still a small minority, clueless as you are.
  14. Yes. They're not going to gain it with Lithium batteries. I don't doubt this either. Watching us penalize our own businesses outsource their dirty business and energy with no import restrictions etc has always been a fool's errand. No, but the idea that renewable energy or lithium batteries are a play for global hegemony is pretty dumb.
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