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Once, I was approached by an activist who was speaking with a loud voice, does not matter their political leaning. <- or ->. Their mistake was when they said "You will need to do this". I try listening to all perspectives, but I draw the line when someone claims to have all the answers or tells me the direction to take, then the radical comes out. 😄 So, I stopped the activist and asked them a simple question, 'Do you know physics? Do you know who Newton was?' I reminded them that Newton once thought he had the truth, only to be proven wrong by Einstein, that his theories only work in limited cases, and now Einstein's theories are being challenged by new discoveries. I assumed the body language with eyes straight at them (remember: body language is the number 1 communication tool), words is after and proceeded to communicate: "If even the laws of physics can be uncertain, who are you to claim absolute truth in matters of politics or society?" That moment of silence was enough for the activist to freeze and managed to make my way forward. (=) What do you use to get out from a conversation with a dogmatic?
Please Stop Wasting $235 Million in Canadian Tax Money!
Regina posted a topic in Federal PoliticsThe Canadian Government is planning to waste at least $235 million for a project, The Thirty Meter Telescope, which won't even be built on Canadian soil. The Thirty Meter Telescope most likely will employ few Canadians. To make matters worse, the telescope will be built in Hawaii, USA on land which is both environmentally and religiously sensitive to the indigenous Hawaiians. I hope everybody will protest against the waste of tax money and human rights abuses. Please sign the petition to stop the injustice happening within the USA at the expense of Canadian taxpayers. I am posting a link to an online petition against the Thirty Meter Telescope and waste of taxpayer money: https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-a-call-to-divest-canada-s-research-funding-for-the-thirty-meter-telescope-on-mauna-kea Please tell your friends to sign the petition too. Thank you for your time.