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  1. On 7/13/2017 at 7:20 AM, jacee said:

    I'll give you $20 for your car right now.  You don't want to get caught holding that bag, do you?  You can thank me later.

  2. On 7/2/2017 at 10:50 AM, Argus said:

    The courts have never even been asked the question. Canada has never made the effort to limit immigration by religion. On the other hand, it doesn't need to limit it by religion. We could simply say that women without education or job skills aren't admissible. Or we could say people from certain countries which have proven over the years to collectively produce economically unsuccessful immigrants aren't admissible. We have the right to decide on who would make the best immigrants based on economic success and cultural fit. 

    The Supreme Court has been there, done that regarding face coverings.  If you are allowed to wear a face covering at a citizenship ceremnony, what would possibly be the point of ethnic screening for the same thing prior to entry?  You could not get that issue in front of a JP, never mind the Supremes..



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  3. On 6/10/2017 at 11:56 PM, mowich said:

    I truly enjoy watching the Jays play in Seattle against the Mariners.  The fan support they get from Canadians who travel from all provinces of the country to attend the games is simply amazing.  Hearing them sing our national anthem always brings shivers. 

    They won 4 - 2 tonight but it was not their best effort by any means.  The unforced errors by the defence really concern me including the ones by our pitchers especially when they advance runners.  They still aren't able to get the small ball game down and were it not for the homers they would go wanting for runs.  Marcus had a good solid outing and earned the win.  Joe Smith got out of the 8th with the help of the defence, Roberto Osuna sealed the deal in the 9th.


    Kendrys, Zeke and Smokie all delivered homers tonight - the latter might have tied with Judge for the most in the season but Aaron got one of his own tonight. 

    The season is starting to spiral into black comedy.  Attaining mediocrity is starting to look like an unachievable dream.  Good teams beat us like a rented mule, for fun.


    In a couple short years Shapiro and Atkins have taken a contending team into.... uncompetitive.

  4. On 6/28/2017 at 9:26 PM, dialamah said:

    @Boges  Clearly I saw something entirely different in the program than you did.

    @overthere  We could also save money by eliminating taxpayer support for Canadian productions carried by Bell and Shaw.  Do you think that's a good idea?  

    Yes, of course.  The only reason Shaw and Bell follow the idiotic instructions from the CRTC to make more rubbish is because they are forced to do it,  This is entertainment, not national security.  Pay for your own.

  5. 48 minutes ago, Argus said:

    There is no way to get rid of Canadian born child molesters, criminals, or whatnot, so clearly the idea of getting rid of Canadian born bigots, as dear as that might be to the hearts of those who get furious at the thoughts of deporting foreign born terrorists, is simply not subject to discussion.

    And what you consistently ignore is the difference between those born and raised here and those raised in the mainly backward cultures of most of our immigrants. Namely.


    Canadian homophobic. Frowns on gay marriage, frowns at gays holding hands in street. Mutters epithets under his breath.

    Middle east homophobic. Thinks gays should be killed, or at least imprisoned. Wants them to be beaten to death.

    Regretfully, I think you actually believe this bullshit.

  6. 17 hours ago, dialamah said:

    I watched Still Standing tonite.  Fort McMurray was featured and some of the struggles individuals went through, along with the way they are healing from the fire.  I like that kind of programming, I think it helps create pride in our country, a feeling of conection and patriotism.  I like Rick Mercer for the same reason.  I would be very sad if we lost CBC.

    No reason to lose it, just start having those very, very few persons who watch CBC TV can start paying for it as a subscritpion service- like any other form of entertainment.

  7. On 6/26/2017 at 2:58 PM, Boges said:

    8 Seasons, just like Walking Dead?

    I think Walking Dead can finish up after the upcoming battle with Negan is over (The comics take a huge turn in another direction after that) but it's still the most popular show in cable. 

    These two shortened seasons make sense because they won't have to pay actors for 10 episodes but spend the same money with actual real battles. I suspect there will be no filler episodes in the remaining 13 Episodes. 

    I really hope so, Walking Dead has been repeating itself for a long time.

  8. On 6/26/2017 at 2:45 PM, Goddess said:

    Diversity and Tolerance are Canadian values.  But just because something is of a different culture doesn't mean that it has to be respected or that it holds any merit. 

    It's not wrong to hold abhorrent and be repulsed by cultural norms that harm and oppress others.
    Part of the problem with Islam is that it's not reciprocal as far as cultural tolerance.  I don't think "My religion says so" is a good reason to accomodate and perpetuate archaic, stone-age beliefs.  And then when you get ones who advocate that Muslim preferences take precedence over Western preferences in Western countries - well, culture clashes are inevitable.
    Society has a difficult task in balancing the interests of people to be free to choose their own world views, with the need to be free from harmful actions and practices of others.

    But you cannot have it both ways.  That is part of what tolerance means, respect that which is foreign to you.

  9. Every time the ND is in power, Alberta fills up with economic migrants.  That alone has a positive effect on jobless rates in BC.  There aren't any more jobs, just fewer people chasing them


    That option ain't happening this time.  Alberta won't be welcoming trades people.  It will be interesting to see how the NDP employ people facing the devastation coming to oil/LNG, the lumber industry, and housing.  Shutting down Site C and Kinder Morgan can only help.  Maybe the NDP will expand BCs number one earner: coal production.

  10. On 6/22/2017 at 1:42 PM, Boges said:

    Well they have good transit. 

    Not really.  It is really expensive. slow, poorly maintained compared to , say, Paris.  There is no way to beat it in London.  If you live outside walking or biking distance from work, you will spend plenty of time and money getting to work.  If you live in anywhere central, housing costs are staggering..  


    Paris has an excellent system, which of course is massively subsidized.

  11. If you want a model for an expensive place to drive a car, try London.  The real London.


    Lemme see.  It costs about $20 per day for a fee to enter the city in a car.  Surveillance systems record  and process every licence number(millions per day), if you don't pay the $20 charge (which becomes $30 per entrance the day after), the fine is around $200 and they just mail you the tickets(s).  The parking fees anywhere central will be hundreds of dollars per day.  I saw a few meters in Chelsea, which had very rare street parking, that were 1 pound for 5 minutes, or about $25per hour.  Offstreet parking in lots would be more than that and hard to find.  When you get home to your leafy suburb, your have to pay to park on the street in front of your house, which will be several hundred per month.  Then there is fuel at $2/liter, cost of buying the car, insurance and maintenance.  Every time you stop your car , you pay for the privilege.  Every time you start your car.... same thing

  12. Alberta has an unusual and pretty wide open education system. Schools and school boards have a lot of freedom.  If they get public funding, they have to do a few things: they must follow the AB curriculum for core subjects, they must use certified teachers, they have to follow (legal) school board policies if they are part of a board. Inclusive, ya know?


    What nobody noted was that this Christian school was voluntarily part of a public school board, one they chose to join to gain all the advantages of scale- and get public funding too. They are  subject to whatever rules that board chooses- as long as they are legal.


    What they need to do is leave the board, leave the funding and pay for it all themselves.  They will still need to teach the curriuculum and public funding and use real teachers, but after that they can pray the rest of the day.

  13. On 4/9/2017 at 8:01 PM, bush_cheney2004 said:


    That's pretty cool...the U.S. is a giant black hole for immigrants from around the world.

    Not only was Canada not getting as many Euros, but some Canadians went to the U.S. too, just like Mexican emigres.

    There was a big whack of US farmers that moved to Eastern Alberta around 1900.  Cannot remember why, some kind of pogrom no doubt.

  14. I do not support or condemn abortion.  


    I do support a womans right to choose.


    One of the truly annoying things about Pro Lifers is this bullshit , constant conflation that being ProChoice means you support abortion.  


    Hey Prolifers, its none of my business what a woman chooses .  And news flash: it is none of yours either.  Get thee out of that uterus.

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  15. On 6/17/2017 at 2:49 PM, Argus said:

    If you've participated in highrise reno projects answer a question, would you? I understand these types of 'cladding' are against code in the US. Are they illegal here?

    another poster already answered, but my answer would be 'not permitted here'.  They especially would not be allowed in a recent retrofit.  Of course, flammable cladding is common here in lowrises.


    What I wonder at is why the retrofit did not upgrade alarm systems, or engineer refuge areas, which are usually in stairwells.  It is difficult and risky to try to evacuate a tall building in the middle or crisis.  Reconnizing this, tall buildings have stairwells and /or landings (with no flammable material in them) as areas where residents can stay or move slowly out with relative safety.  A key component is that the stairwells are pressurized and have  rated fire doors at every floor and exit.  By doing this, smoke cannot enter the strairwell and they are safe for quite some time.  It allows firemen time to get the gimpy and elderly out, and fit people can evacuate in an orderly manner.  This is often not that complex to retrofit, and is a big lifesaver.  Dunno why this building apparently had none of it.

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