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Comment Re: title (Score 1) 310

Who has more incentive to create a clean source of power than the Chinese? Massive pollution, reliance on coal fired power plants, and no scruples when it comes to stealing technology to get on par with other nations. Combine all this with a government that can dictate where the most brilliant minds focus their talents and unlimited funding and you'll see major advancements. I can't stand our Canadian Prime Minister, but one thing he said that was taken out of context was how he admired the Chinese government. This advancement is what he was talking about, not their human rights record.

Comment Re:Census value (Score 1) 284

How deluded you are. Use your imagination and start thinking about how everything would be handled by the private sector, that would of course have your best interests at heart, especially when the whole concept of regulations and enforcement would need to be tossed. Are you going to bully your way to a great lifestyle? Think again, there's always someone bigger, badder or smarter... and I think you're especially SOL on that last one.

Comment Census value (Score 4, Insightful) 284

Take your tinfoil hats off already. I work for a civic agency where my primary role is to provide the decision makers with the right data necessary to make informed decisions. We, along with many other branches that serve the community, were severely handcuffed when Harper removed the long form and made the short form voluntary. The data is often used to help identify where focus and resources are best placed so that the taxpayers we serve get the most bang for their buck. Believe it or not, many public servants do understand who pays the bills.

Comment Re:In Germany kid could pass all tests (Score 1) 307

Oh please, al you have to do to get participation grades is ask a question once in a while, and since most introverts are assholes who think they are smarter than everyone else, just think of it as a game of "stump the professor".

That's like saying all extroverts are ignorant pricks who think going to meetings is the same thing as getting stuff done.

Comment Interesting (Score 1) 1197

I'd be curious if the 'mischief' was related to the destruction of the drone, or the willful firing of a firearm in a non-life threatening situation that could potentially endanger those nearby, or cause dispatch of emergency services due to 'shots fired'. Had he thrown a baseball and knocked it out of the air would this have resulted in an arrest?

Comment Re:Yeah, fuck Harper (Score 1) 79

Thank you. There's also a declaration of martial law by PET. Adscam and a gun registry that was shoved down our throats by the Liberals and their pet Police Chiefs despite the huge opposition by the cops on the beat who knew it wouldn't work. Though I'm opposed to the comparisons to the NAZI's bringing in a gun registry as a first step towards confiscating all guns from law abiding folk, isn't it easy to see how any side that is in power is going to do something that can be compared to past evils? There was Mr. Dithers whose family company was moved off-shore to evade Canadian taxes....

I never said I was pro-Harper, I've voted both left and right of the spectrum, always trying to pick the option that will do the least damage to the Country/Province/City. I am truly against omnibus legislation and wish it could be removed completely as an option.

I also think that a party that isn't polarizing rarely succeeds. The number of people who are truly objective on issues is very small. Polarization drives votes.

I wish there was a better option than Trudeau jr. this next election. With that said, I'll still scrutinize the party platforms pre-election and continue to pick the least destructive party.

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