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  1. Yes, this goes for most taxes. Tax "arbitrage" for the wealthy, and for people in various different circumstances, is a dumb paradigm, but it's the one we live in. One of the reasons I don't like Canada's carbon pricing, and much of the green energy subsidies/requirements etc, is the same idea. In many cases, we fool ourselves into feeling good about what we're seemingly doing, but what's actually happening is companies are just moving to other countries where things are looser. In effect, we just export our pollution and bad business practices.
  2. Yes, this goes for most taxes. Tax "arbitrage" for the wealthy, and for people in various different circumstances, is a dumb paradigm, but it's the one we live in. One of the reasons I don't like Canada's carbon pricing, and much of the green energy shifts and subsidies, is because of this. In many cases it's a fool's game where our feel-good policies end up being an exportation of pollution to countries with different rules.
  3. Not just slash spending, but also hike taxes. The only reason we have the GST is because Trudeau Snr spent frivolously, and now his dope of a son is doing the same thing (but worse).
  4. Evidently it's not irrelevant, because the front line hasn't moved for 2 years, Ukraine is still standing, and the decrepit and incompetent Russian army has been utterly humiliated. πŸ™ƒ
  5. Should have ever begun, but little Putin started it. Russian terms? If you're only concerned about Russian terms, then we're not really concerned about negotiation at all, but rather just caving.
  6. Two thoughts: 1) Canada isn't likely to send much of anything while the US is waffling. It'd be like trying to dump a sand bucket of rocks to fix a broken dam. Not worth doing unless the heavy lifters are committed as well. 2) We barely have anything to give. Yes, we have a few tanks, but until the Ukrainian airforce is reinforced and their ammo shortages backstopped, we'd be sending expensive (albeit old) equipment that isn't being properly supported. Beyond that, our military is crippled by decades of neglect, so our support is probably never going to amount to more than $$$ and a few tokens. Fortunately, the US Republicans aren't completely beholden to Orange Man and just passed $60B worth of Ukraine aid today...That's something. JT needs a swift kick in the acehole to start doing something meaningful. Don't worry though. All that money that could be spent rehabilitating our abused military will be well-spent on giving unnecessary public service jobs to immigrants we don't want or need. πŸ˜πŸ‘
  7. The capital gains tax, on its own, isn't the worst policy out there. It's clunky and further complicates our tax code, but it at least does two good things: 1) It discourages housing speculation. 2) It clamps down on a lot of the gaming that's done by the super-wealthy when it comes to corporations and the like. Both of these are good, but it's kind of a band-aid on a gunshot wound in regards to improving/adjusting our tax system. We should be simplifying it, rather than further complicating it. Anyone who has a cottage and wants their kids to inherit better go by a nice fat last-to-die life insurance policy though...
  8. No, you posted a study from Brazil that (so shockingly) concluded that population density in Brazil was correlated with COVID deaths. It did absolutely nothing to explain why the USA performed abysmally during COVID and had more deaths per capita than almost any other country in the world, despite it's low population density. Obviously you do. πŸ™ƒ Sorry little muppet, but just because your emotions boil over at the drop of hat, doesn't mean it's the same for everyone else. Go outside and breath some fresh air. The answer to your crushing loneliness is not here.
  9. Wastecanman has been on ignore since probably 2020. He's a complete clown and has nothing of value to say, but he presumably has a life outside this forum and doesn't need to make himself the centre of attention and derail +80% of its threads. Put him on ignore, and you forget he exists. Meanwhile, this other absolute no-life is drowning the forum in his fragile, belligerent performances. At any given time, he's derailing half a dozen or more threads and battling it out with at least as many different people. It's mildly entertaining, I guess, to trigger him. His complete lack of self-awareness and composure makes it easy, and you get some chuckles out of it. On the other hand, like everyone else in his life obviously feels, I'd prefer he wasn't here. πŸ˜†
  10. You prefer raving and carrying on. Nobody makes up more and bullshits more than you here. Nobody spends as much time fighting here than you. Nobody has less going on in their life, and fewer people to talk to, than you. These are objective, honest truths.
  11. Bottom line is your reasoning skills match your emotional maturity and self-control (none). 15 seconds of Google searching would have saved you the humiliation of claiming the USA's embarrassing COVID performance was because of population density, but there you are offering up that turd nonetheless. Even funnier is how you literally cannot help yourself from melting down into another worthless emoji spam rant.
  12. You posted a few things AFTER eyeball and I had both called you out for making shit up again (where are those polls again, btw? πŸ˜†). What's especially funny is that these "sources" don't even support what you were saying. A literal full-page wall-of-text was required for you to bullshit and spin, with your conclusion entirely relying on garbage assumptions that don't hold water either. ARF ARF, there's that Sealioning again! It would be easier to name the countries who didn't, rather than the ones who did perform better than the USA with COVID, even the ones with denser populations. Sorry muppet, your hypothesis is retarded.
  13. There is a long list of countries with higher population densities and much lower mortality than the USA. Population density no doubt plays a role in infections spreading, but that's not why the USA (the world's richest and most medically advanced country) had such spectacularly bad COVID outcomes. Ever heard of...Japan? Aww muffin. Looks like you pissed yourself again.
  14. You posted charts and graphs after the fact and the only way you managed to convince even yourself they supported your argument was wetting yourself and puking out yet another longwinded, bewildered essay relying on a mountain of self-affirming assumptions. 🀑
  15. You didn't post the evidence. Eyeball posted a news article referencing the study. Your powers of batshit fantasy don't magically alter the conclusions of the study just because you provided a direct link to it. 🀣
  16. First, I know you have problems with sources and citations in general, but an MS word doc from some random unpublished source is about as bad as they come. Opening MS Word docs on random websites is like digital Darwinism.
  17. Right!? Also worth noting is that the Americans (in general) did not just "let her rip". Their health experts were saying much the same as ours - the difference was the rate at which people and governments listened. The one good thing I can say about Trudeau is that he handled the pandemic better than Orange Man.
  18. Hahahaha...what a dumb f*cking thread. It's now tyrannical for the government to force banks to identify specific deposits...because it's so so hard for them to do. 🀣
  19. Eyeball doesn't have to post the study. He posted an article referencing it along with its conclusions. You posting the actual study doesn't change those conclusions, nor does your clueless, 10-IQ critique of it. The absurd comedy of an angry, uneducated and no-life clown like you pretending you can highlight flaws in a 260+ page research study's methodology is top KEK.
  20. You don't. You didn't just now either. You just linked the report that eyeball had already referenced, and then just spun out and dissembled with your usual worthless bullshitting. You talking about the errors in a study is comical considering your absence of relevant (or seemingly any) training and experience. All you ever have is longwinded bloviating and puking on your keyboard. Nobody can use more words to say less of substance than you.
  21. When this muppet references β€œevidence”, he’s really just referencing his imagination. Nobody is more allergic to citation or references on this cite than him. 🀑
  22. K. If you're talking about the collapse of Canada/US everyone, there's really not much to discuss. Yes, but your fishing license isn't going to pay your local bureaucracy...unless you want the price to go up alot!
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