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 1001 Rationalinsanity, Tue, 24th Apr '12 8:50:55 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
Never thought I would feel such relief at a Tory victory in Alberta.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/04/24/may-day-countrywide-sick-day-urged.html

Occupy Canada group tells people that May 1st is a good day to "call in sick".

What I'm somewhat confused about is whether it is actually true when the Minister said she could levy fines of up to $1000 per day not worked by Air Canada pilots who had the "blue flu". I mean, that seems excessively and insanely unconstitutional. Shall being fired be a crime as well?

edited 24th Apr '12 9:01:47 PM by breadloaf

 1003 Rationalinsanity, Tue, 24th Apr '12 10:03:18 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
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Sounds really easy to appeal as well.

I would expect so.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/04/25/pol-afghanistan-extension.html

Harper is leaving the door open to extending the Afghanistan mission again.

 1005 Rationalinsanity, Thu, 26th Apr '12 3:21:45 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
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[up]To be expected really. Though the conflict is a completely lost cause at this point; when are our leaders going to learn that you can't win insurgencies through force alone. Once they win the political conflict than you are finished.

http://metronews.ca/news/canada/119835/harpers-mail-room-staff-lose-memorabilia/

If this can happen to completely innocuous stuff, what about anything actually incriminating? Maybe I'm just overthinking things... nope, I'm not willing to give Harper the benefit of the doubt at this point.

Probably shredded the Afghan documents too.

 1007 Radical Taoist, Thu, 26th Apr '12 8:14:21 PM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
give Harper the benefit of the doubt
7 words that should almost never be in this configuration together.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/04/26/pol-abortion-debate.html

Tory MP Woodworth introduces legislation to "study" when human life begins and rejects the idea that human life begins legally at birth. A senior Tory MP opposed the motion during debate and when NDP leader Mulclair questioned Harper over it, Harper said he also opposes the motion.

Now the claim by Harper is that an "all-party" committee "regretfully" let the motion go ahead. Which is really a twisting of the facts. That committee can't block an MP from doing what he feels like, this is a democracy. The onus was on Harper and his party whip on actually enforcing party line. So if he's so against abortion, as he claims, why let the motion pass? Because he was testing the conservative waters of Canada and found they rejected abortion, so he now publicly stands against a motion he allowed to go ahead in the first place. Yeah real heroic. He's basically one of those arsons who heroically stop a fire.

 1009 Rationalinsanity, Fri, 27th Apr '12 12:41:13 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
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This sums up how blatant Harper is about this kind of stuff.

edited 27th Apr '12 12:41:48 PM by Rationalinsanity

Haha, just as entertaining; Harper after being questioned for the third time over his attempt at extending the Afghan mission, he accused the NDP of being so anti-war that they did not support war against Hitler in 1939. Except... there was no NDP at the time. So now Harper is attempting to claim that the CCF was the NDP.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/04/27/pol-kady-harper-history-storify-ndp.html

 1011 Rationalinsanity, Sat, 28th Apr '12 11:01:31 AM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
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[up]Why can't he say that kind of garbage in an election?

And I'm pretty sure you could find a ton of anti-war Tories back than. If I remember right it was the Liberals who were pushing for war; the Tories were more cautious because a lot of their holdings were in Quebec; which was crazy anti-war.

Also; I assume that its alright to talk about Provincial or even Municipal politics in this thread?

edited 28th Apr '12 11:02:14 AM by Rationalinsanity

 1012 Best Of, Sat, 28th Apr '12 11:17:26 AM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
I don't see why not, given the title.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day. - Douglas Adams
 1013 Radical Taoist, Sat, 28th Apr '12 12:36:36 PM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
We have discussed provincial and even some municipal politics in here IIRC.
[up][up][up][up] #Harper History made me laugh oh so much.

At least some good things are still happening at Parliament.
Everything is perfect / it's falling into place / I just can't wipe this smile off my face
 1015 Best Of, Sat, 28th Apr '12 3:46:24 PM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
[up][up]I seem to recall that, too.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day. - Douglas Adams
 1016 Rationalinsanity, Sat, 28th Apr '12 4:38:23 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
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Alright. I might be dropping a few comments about the Halifax mayoral campaign if anyone cares to read them.tongue

That Harper History thing makes me want to make a Twitter account. Someone stop me... T Vtropes and Face Book are bad enough on the internet crack front as it is.grin

Why can't he say that kind of garbage in an election?
How much difference would that make when he can rig the election and get away with it anyway?
"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
Pretty soon the only thing stopping him from taking power will be the Canadian Forces.

 1019 Rationalinsanity, Sun, 29th Apr '12 7:49:54 AM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
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...Who might actually be against him thanks to those budget cuts and the gutting of Veteran's Affairs. But its hard to stage a coup on a huge, sparsely populated nation, when your equipment is all rusted out.tongue

Latest polls put the NDP on equal standing with the Tories.

Mulclair looks like he's beginning his offensive against the Tories, calling the most secretive government in Canadian history.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/04/29/pol-ndp-mulcair-to-fight-conservative-secrecy.html

Oh and probably what set it off... Tories win the "most secretive" government award.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/04/29/pol-caj-harper-conservatives-most-secretive-award.html

edited 29th Apr '12 7:35:17 PM by breadloaf

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/01/pol-conrad-black-canadian-permit.html

Conservatives give special permission to Conrad Black to come to Canada despite him being a convicted criminal and had given up his citizenship in 2001. The NDP accuse the Conservatives of a double standard in letting in this criminal when they won't even let people who actually live and work in Canada back in.

For me, that Conrad Black is let in is okay, I really don't see what kind of damage that could do (as he's not going to murder people or something). The real problem is if the tories abused ministerial powers to let Conrad Black in because he's a fellow tory.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/01/pol-peter-kent-environmental-charities-laundering.html

Environment Minister Peter Kent accuses environmental NG Os of "laundering" foreign funds and when questioned whether he thought that environmental groups poised against his plans to expand oil sands development were committing criminal offences, he pointed toward senate committees who are now in the process of stripping certain organisations of charitable status.

How quaint, accuse political dissidents of being foreign agents. Can't wait for the Loyalty Police.

edited 1st May '12 11:21:15 PM by breadloaf

 1022 Radical Taoist, Wed, 2nd May '12 5:40:14 AM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
Let Conrad Black in! He can travel with George Galloway.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/04/pol-robocalls-ip-address-traced.html

Elections Canada has traced the account linked to using the robocalls through Racknine in Guelph to the Conservative Deputy Campaign Manager. We now have definitive proof that the tories were behind the election fraud.

 1024 Inhopelessguy, Fri, 4th May '12 7:41:23 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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We now have definitive proof that the tories were behind the election fraud.

What happens now?

Do we get a parliamentary inquiry? What what what?
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Either we get a public inquiry or we get the loyalty police. Hard to say.

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