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Posts posted by Argus

  1. 6 hours ago, EastCanada90 said:

    lets see   wanting more pipelines..

    This country needs good paying jobs and industry and to export something which makes money so it can spend it on social services you liberals like. Did you complain when Harper spent billions to prop up the auto sector?

    6 hours ago, EastCanada90 said:

    closing vets offices   calling the east coast a culture of defeatism so basically lazy.. 

    East coasters seem content with their perpetual high unemployment as long as their pogey cheques - subsidized by Alberta - stay high.

    6 hours ago, EastCanada90 said:

    OH and lets not forget the coward trying to raise old age to 67

    Coward? That was a brave thing to do in that it would be far easier to simply push the problem down the road for someone else to address - the way Trudeau did.

    6 hours ago, EastCanada90 said:

    and yea your right i dont like the west (alberta and sask to be specific ) nor  do i respect them tbh they always crying for something.

    Maybe you just don't understand people who work for a living. 

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  2. 6 hours ago, EastCanada90 said:

    it was much lower when the people elected harper for almost 10 years..  trudeau ain't perfect but is a saint compared to that heartless  man who only cared about the west

    In what way was Harper 'heartless'? Did he let central Canadian industries collapse? Did he ignore the needs of central canada? 

    Do you believe the more money a politician spends the more 'caring' he or she is?

  3. 1 hour ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    I have campaigned to change that for fifty years without any change. I am out of ideas. My complaining about it won't accomplish anything. As you say, we are looking at 10 - 15 years to build, but that is after the years it will take to change the minds of voters. You have to convince people to be willing to pay a lot more taxes and young people to participate. 

    The problem is that while in Australia all major parties agree on the importance of a strong military, the Liberals in Canada never have, and when in opposition use every opportunity to politicize any and all military purchase and actions. For example, they got us into Afghanistan, but once the Tories were in power they did everything they could to make Canadians want us out. They searched for 'scandal' in everything from how Americans treated prisoners we handed over to the cost of new equipment. The Liberals signed us onto the F35 purchasing program, but once in opposition they did everything in their power to make it seem like a complete waste of money.  every action, every death in combat was another opportunity for them to score points against the Tories.

    And now in power they've pushed all capital projects to the rear burner because Trudeau only cares about spending money on improving his popularity. And he figures the Canadians who care most about the military probably don't vote Liberal anyway.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    To achieve what you and the others on this forum want, we need to be able to have air superiority over china and the western Pacific and sufficient navel forces to sink the Chinese navy. Any land engagement with the Chinese army is out of the question. 

    You continue to embrace this 'all or nothing' approach, where either we need to be able to defeat China ourselves or simply not have a military. That is not what anyone here is calling for. We don't need to match China. We merely need to field a respectable military so that we will be taken seriously. Some of the new electric subs are even quieter than nuclear, and I'm willing to bet if we had a dozen of them - which Australia was ordering from France, we could deter any kind of Chinese adventurism anywhere near our coast.

    Nor do we need conscription. I believe we could recruit enough people easily, if the government took measure to instill pride in our military - which includes not making them get by with forty year old, obsolete junk. We fielded a military twice the size it is now when we had half our population. We could field it again.

    And what our self-serving politicians want is irrelevant to the discussion. We all know they place their own political interest ahead of what's best for Canada. The best we can do is vote for whomever seems friendliest to the idea of increasing the size and spending. Right now (as usual) that's the Conservatives. And at least their leader is a former CAF officer who presumably has more interest and respect for the military than a smarmy drama teacher like Trudeau.



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  5. 14 hours ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    Okay, Myata, are you willing to participate in a Swiss style conscription system and pay for the acquisition of naval. air and army assets capable of defeating any enemy? 


    Any enemy? That's not the proposal. No one is suggesting we need to have the power of a US. We're not going to be the big, musclebound bully on the block. But it'd be nice not to be the 98lb weakling everyone picks on either.

  6. 20 hours ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    So, with that in mind, what do you propose as an alternative to diplomacy? 

    China respects nothing but force. If you cringe or silently accept their abuse, expect more of it. We should start by passing laws to protect Canadian immigrants from abuse by their former government. China has all kinds of agents in Canada pushing its agenda, controlling Chinese language media here, pressuring Chinese-Canadian businessmen and threatening students. Throw them all out. 

    Close down the Confucius institutes, and any other agencies of Chinese influence in Canada. Start giving ships from China preferential treatment for extended searches which strategically slow down their goods. This would be done to search for drugs, especially fentanyl which the Chinese government allows to be shipped to other countries by criminals there. Do this in concert with trying to persuade Canadian importers to shift to other suppliers outside China. 

    Start placing tariffs on Chinese goods, or even banning some for various reasons, made up or not. Including price dumping which they're almost all guilty of. Cut back on the number of Chinese students allowed into Canada. That should confuse them since that's usually one of the threats they make - to cut back the number of students.

    Buy the F35 immediately. Speed up construction of the new frigates. See if the French want to sell us some of those submarines they were building for the Australians cheap.

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  7. 22 hours ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    Canada has never had a viable peace-time military because Canadians don't want it.

    Have they been asked? It seems to me we don't have a viable military because the Liberals have been in power most of the last fifty years, and, based in Quebec, they tend to be anti-militaristic. As are most liberal Quebecers. I think most of the rest of Canada would prefer to have a viable military.

    22 hours ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    The proposal made on this forum that we stand up to China must be tempered with the consequences that will be visited on Mr. Spavor and Mr. Kovrig. Of course, if anyone thinks that doesn't matter, I'm sure these hostages would be happy to trade places with these armchair foreign ministers.

    Anyone who thinks we need to temper our behaviour according to what might anger hostage-takers is simply pleading with the world's strongmen to take more hostages.  Suppose these two are released tomorrow. Then what? Then we can be free to act in our interests? Well, what's to stop China from taking several more hostages the following week? Are we to be forever bowing to China and being silent about their abuses?

    The two micheals went there voluntarily and worked there voluntarily and with some enthusiasm, one of them even making money by helping the horrible North Korean regime earn foreign currency. I do not believe our actions should be influenced AT ALL by what their hostage takers might do.

  8. On 9/19/2021 at 11:08 AM, myata said:

    There's a simpler word for that: freeloaders. China is increasingly showing trends to dominance in the South Pacific, around Taiwan, suppression of democracy in Hong Kong, activity in South China See. Clearly, this kind of problems cannot be solved with smiling diplomacy, general goodness and nicely inclusive talking. So indeed why would anyone be interested?

    It's intersting that the sub contract the Australians have cancelled with France was or 12 new submarines.


    Canada, with a third higher population, currently has 4 very old used subs which rarely work. And no plans to replace them.

    Whatever happened to replacing our 40 year old F18s? We've seen zero progress in that since Trudeau got elected - for a reason. He's obviously told them to freeze it in place as the almost certain winner would be the one he dismissed as overpriced and not working when he was in opposition. His not being shown wrong is clearly MUCH more important than Canada's security.

    And our new frigates to replace our 40 year old warships? No date on them. But it will be AT LEAST another decade. Because it's not like we're in a rush there, either.

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  9. 2 hours ago, Zeitgeist said:

    Canada can scale up fast militarily if the will and commitment are there.  ant.  

    If the shortage of microchips has demonstrated anything it's that you can't build anything today rapidly. Scaling up militarily would need a plethora of parts, each of which is extremely complex and needs special software and a lot of other parts, like computer chips. Then you'd need a skilled work force and the tools to put it all together.

    It's taken us a year just to get industry to make face masks and gloves for Gods sakes. You think we could build the boots, uniforms, rifles, ammunition, trucks, tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, aircraft, ships etc. quickly???

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  10. 20 hours ago, Infidel Dog said:

    However, here's one Boges may find interesting about how a Detroit TV station's attempt to massage the message didn't go the way they hoped:

    Local Detroit TV Asks for Stories of Unvaxxed Dying from COVID – Gets over 180K Responses of Vaccine Injured and Dead Instead



    • Overall, we rate Health Impact News a Quackery-level pseudoscience website for the promotion of anti-vaccination propaganda as well as chemtrails, geoengineering, and false information regarding GMOs.

    Detailed Report

    Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
    Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
    Media Type: Website
    Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
    MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY



  11. Seems to me a certain drooling idiot told us weeks ago that the death rate in Florida had gone down to almost nothing because his latest man-crush, the governor of Florida, had okayed the use of a bullshit 'cure' for covid. I guess that was a lie too.

    Florida’s pandemic death toll surpassed 50,000 people on Thursday, a grim milestone reached after a summer surge of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths fueled by the highly contagious delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.

    Though the number of new cases and hospitalizations for the infectious disease have declined in Florida since the last week of August, the seven-day average of deaths reported has fluctuated and this week reached the second-highest point since the pandemic began in spring 2020.

    The state reported 1,554 new deaths to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 9,760 new cases on Thursday, according to Miami Herald calculations of the data. In all, Florida has recorded at least 3,473,873 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 50,811 deaths.


  12. 19 hours ago, Infidel Dog said:

    Here's one for the blind faith hysteria crowd that wanted to talk about BS this morning. You may want to rethink how  quick you accept the idea of over-run hospitals. We've seen the kind of thing describe below over and over again since the beginning of this "pandemic."

    Media Reports Florida Hospitals are ‘Overrun’ — Then One Person Actually Went to a Major Hospital to Check

    What horse shit. So some clown takes pictures of an empty parking lot - when, we don't know - six AM on a Sunday? Who knows. And concludes nothing's going on inside? What kind of low grade, drooling moron would believe this crap? Yeah, yeah, it's all made-up! No one is dying! there's no disease! It's all the lizard people from Alpha Centauri seeking to control our minds by making us wear masks!

    • Overall, we rate Becker News far-right biased and questionable based on the use of poor sources, the promotion of right-wing propaganda and conspiracies, and frequent publication of misleading and false information.

    Detailed Report

    Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Failed Fact Checks
    Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
    Factual Reporting: LOW
    Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
    Media Type: Website
    Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
    MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


  13. 8 minutes ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    The more oil and coal we export, the less we will be able to leave for future generations. 

    How many future generations are going to be able to profit from it? If real energy alternatives under intensive development now (Like Fusion power) work and spread it might become worth a lot less. 

  14. 4 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

    2. Ok - I don't want to ever pretend I know more than I do but I just find it hard to see how you can equate those things given that all of the world's major powers have China in their top list of imports/exports.   You seem to know about this so I ask you honestly for an example I can read on.

    Where have you been for the last few years? You haven't seen the multiple times China has suddenly cracked down on a variety of our exports because we said or did something which irritated them? You haven't seen anything about their ongoing trade war against Australia, a country they signed a free trade pact with, because Australia dared to call for an inquiry into the origins of Covid?


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  15. 4 hours ago, Queenmandy85 said:

    Mr. O'Toole is also pretty good but he lost my support when he promised to re-start the Northern Gateway pipeline.

    The more oil and gas we can export the richer we will be. Also, the more sources of oil and gas the cheaper they will be in the world, which might lure more countries away from coal. 

  16. 14 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    Politicians usually dodge questions or direct answer and Trudeau is not an exemption but in O'Toole's case his answers to direct clear questions was really irrelevant and totally off the questions he was asked so directly and repeatedly.

    In other words, just like Trudeau has been doing for the past five years.

    The differene being the reporters are desperate to get O'Toole to say bad things about Alberta's premier while those who question Trudeau merely want to know about government policy and actions.

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