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Queenmandy85

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  1. Erin O'Toole was the best person for the job. Unlike Sheer or Poilievre, Erin at least had a career before enteering politics.
  2. No. They are indebted to the government. Soon, it will be the CPC.
  3. That will kill all of the small town newspapers that are bearly hanging on. Without them, there will be no local news. Media is way more than politics. Political junkies like us have tunnel vision. We do not see the majority of what the MSM provides. We are too partisan. A political party is like a hockey team. Whether the CPC team or the Liberal team wins or loses has the same impact on our lives as whether it is the Flames or the Leafs. Governments have a very narrow range of choices in the conduct of government. Both Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Poilievre have promised to make big changes, but once in office, they find out that any change has a host of consequences, most of them unforeseen. The next government will behave the same as the previous one.
  4. If the MSM and CBC are supporting the government because of money, then it is clear they would be supporting Mr. Poilievre since he is about to be their paymaster. Why would he want to lose that advantage? If the MSM were bought by the Grits, why is Mr. Poilievre about to win the biggest majority since Brian Mulroney and John Diefenbaker? If he follows through with all the things he has said, he will end up with a squeaker of a minority in 2030. I don't think he is that stupid. When he is appointed in a few months, he will receive a briefing on the issues he faces and will continue the policies of his predecessor. (Minus the NDP policies) However, if he does cancel the support for daycare and dental programs and fires thousands of government employees, he will be building a "dump Poilievre" machine out of the gate. When I was in school, I was active in the PC Student Federation. I got to know a lot of guys like Mr. Poilievre. Heck, I was one of them. Everyone of us were destined to be Prime Minister. The difference is, Mr. Poilievre never matured beyond college level politics. It will be interesting to witness his learning curve after he is appointed.
  5. I gassed up yesterday in Saskatoon. $1.54.9 before the CAA 3 cent / litre discount. Gas is 20 cents a litre cheaper than it was about a year ago. The price on carbon in BC is a provincial tax. There is no federal carbon tax in BC. Still, it has had a positive effect in lowering carbon emissions. Have you considered moving to Saskatchewan? Here is a link to a nice 3 bedroom one bathroom house in Brock, SK, near Kindersley. $99,900. https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/26087865/402-1st-street-e-brock I would love to live in my Grandma's old house in the Molehill area of downtown Vancouver. I also wish that Dief would be the Chief again. If wishes were horses, beggers would ride. Marx was wrong.
  6. Taxation is almost universal and an ancient tradition. Who do you think paid for Offa's Dyke? Canadians pay moderate taxes compared to some other nations with a similar ranking in the quality of life. Perhaps we should just count our blessings. Blackbird seems to be advancing an American idea of government. That is his right. (And I aplologize if I am incorrect). It may be fine for our neighbours but it is alien to us.
  7. If she were willing to run again I would campaign for her day and night. It is wonderful to have you back. You've been missed. 😉
  8. It is easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the gates of Heaven. If you think taxes are high in Canada, go to Norway. The level of intrusion of government in peoples' lives is determined by the people, through their Parliament. I get the sense that some of you are under the impression Mr. Trudeau is going to be Prime Minister forever.
  9. It costs money to operate a government in the 21st century. To acquire than money, governments collect taxes. Taxation is the purview of Parliament. You elected your MP and MLA to do this. The fact that you are posting on this forum indicates you attended a school funded by taxpayers. Do you have tens of thousands of dollars to pay for your own healthcare? I don't. Where do you suggest governments get the money to pay for services designed to keep you and your decendents alive?
  10. You don't have to worry about creeping socialism. If socialism is going to make it, it is going to have to be ultrasonic. Very soon, the grits will be out and the CPC will be in. You can start to relax. "After all it's not that awful. You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." Orson Welles as Harry Lyme in the Third Man.
  11. What are you complaining about? The Liberal government is in its last days and the NDP are tanking. Before you know it, the CPC will be in power. Just be patient a few months longer.
  12. What has adeclaration of independence got to do with anything? How does the BNA Act and the Canada Act have anything to do with Satan? You should have posted this in the American section. They are going to elect the Anti-Christ in November.
  13. I continue to defer to your expertise in military matters. Where you and I differ, I feel no shame in saying you know what you are talking about and I don't.
  14. That is the point, Step over the line, and you are going to die. No question. You will die. Your family will die. Your country will be unihabitable for thousands of years. Are you sure that is what you want? Think carefully. If you and your little tank cross into Poland, by the time you have gone 10 km, you will be part of a radioactive cloud of ash drifting back home to Moscow where you can join the radioactive cloud of ashes tha used to be Putin. Whether your goal is Paris or a pub 5 metres across the border, you are dead. That is deterrence.
  15. In 1971, I wrote a paper on the decline of the Canadian Forces for a History paper. What surprised me was that it was nothing new. With the coming war with Nazi Germany, in the late 1930's, we had a total military force of 4500. We had three ships. The flagship had warped forward guns. In late August 1939, there were large anti war protests in Vancouver. When war came, and conscrition was finally introduced, conscripts (zombies) were promised they would not have to serve overseas. 60,000 conscripts did not volunteer to serve overseas. In 1944, the government reversed that policy because the CAF in Europe were very short handed. The garrison in Terrace BC, made up of mostly Saskatchewan zombies, mutinied. The took over the town and held it for a week. I have campaigned for a viable military force for Canada since 1971. Nobody listens. No politician, and nobody on this forum is in favour of Canada having a defence capability to act independently of allies in defence of Canada. They whine that is it too expensive and we don't have the population. Well, Bucko, we have the same population as Ukraine. In 1945 we had a million people in the CAF, one of the largest navies and air forces with one third of our population. Rather than a large conventional force, I say we need a large nuclear force. But, as soon as the war was over, we reverted to neglecting our defence. I am tired of it. A few months ago,I had a revelation that, with the exception of World War Two, no major war in the last thousand years has actually accomplished anything good. Most of them could have been settled at the conference table without all the killing. Military history is very interesting, as long as you don't think about all the people who died. We have several members of this forum, such as Army Guy and Doug and others who have served our country and who deserve tremendous respect.
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