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irishfey 3/31/2014 6:07:27 AM Report

Morning folks,,, ha ha , beat you Grump... P.P and Resident.. A debate with R.W and Status on creation would be a very interesting read. If this happens.. the rest of us have to promise to keep out of it and no one throw in ..low blows or rude comments... I hope we are all mature enough to do this.... Finally, a discussion that would be an interest to all of us.... Have a great day all....
Grump 3/31/2014 6:08:11 AM Report

Good morning everyone. Well I see Dimitri Soudas got his ass kicked out of his job running the Conservative Party of Canada. This for trying to influence the nomination of his girlfriend to run for the party. I finally agree that I don't believe it is Harper's judgment that is totally off. It is a combination of that and the fact that he likes to surround himself with others of low moral character. There obviously are still some Conservatives around and they seem to be fed up with Harper and his appointees. Expect Harper to be gone soon. Harper also has put on hold the purchase of much needed search and rescue planes that have been on the books since Paul Martin's time. The reason seems to be he doesn't want the cost to be shown on the 2015 books and screw up his surplus. Brace yourselves for more of the same. Have a great day all.
Grump 3/31/2014 6:18:10 AM Report

Irishfey, Good luck with that. Debating with rw would be like trying to have a reasonable discussion with Attila the Hun. Both these fellows believe what they believe as do most of us. All the back and forth blather isn't going to change their opinions. rw feels he is on the side of right so of course he wants to debate even so Status is a lot brighter. Stay with what you believe Irish and stop worrying about what others think.
David Poluck 3/31/2014 6:50:55 AM Report

Good Morning Grump and Irish!
I can't RW missed JT throwing the F bomb...lol
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 6:53:54 AM Report

Good morning all.

Good Monday for all or take whatever yo can do with it.

Oh, I almost forget it. Justin drop the "f" word, and it makes first page.
Wild Turkey 3/31/2014 6:55:44 AM Report

Fuddle-Duddle
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 7:36:15 AM Report

Starting today, it'll cost you a Loonie to send a letter, or 85 cents each stamp if you buy a package of 10.
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 7:39:39 AM Report

They can see debris with a satellite, but they can't find them because they are in the bottom of the ocean.

What is that?

The Maple Leaf's.
David Poluck 3/31/2014 7:49:03 AM Report

Bobby..I agree..a crash of epic proportions.

But to be a Leaf fan you must remain an optimist. There is always next year.
flyhawk25 3/31/2014 8:10:57 AM Report

Today's word is 'civility'.
If you can't use it prepare to be ignored by the adults.
bounder 3/31/2014 8:14:06 AM Report

Fly you need to post that first as you missed some of the offenders.
right wing 3/31/2014 8:17:38 AM Report

David Poluck

Justin cant' even be original about using the F-word, his later father did that one to the opposition M.P.'s.
It does show that J.T. has a huge lack of judgement.
It's going to come in handy during the debates.
right wing 3/31/2014 8:25:30 AM Report

Grump

I agree that statusquo is a "bright" fellow that is why I asked him and not you.
I'd feel like I was picking on a child if I asked you and that's really not fair.
I also would not relish the waiting times while you carry on stamping your feet and holding your breath.





lookaround 3/31/2014 8:33:51 AM Report

To Wisen "amateur pinochio" Disrespect works both ways, buddy. Calling females names is low God help you and your wrong advice. The stock may be up for now but the LONG term has not even the inkling of proving to be a record hit. It's a yoyo stock as any energy stock is, Look at the past standings. If we want advice I will do my own research and believe me I will do well. And my name is Lookaround not Look.

You are very very welcome
BIG BROTHER 3/31/2014 8:46:30 AM Report

Trudeau's got a ways to go to catch up to Harper in the 'poor judgement' arena. Need I list the number of culprits Harper has hand-picked for plum positions, who have, within short order, come home to roost on his doorstep. We won't mention his lack of sound judgement in foreign affairs.
David Poluck 3/31/2014 9:03:58 AM Report

Dimitri Soudas resigns as Conservative’s executive director after nomination row involving girlfriend


http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/30/dimitri-soudas/
David Poluck 3/31/2014 9:12:40 AM Report

Leaked Conservative documents reveal secret strategy to defeat Justin Trudeau in 2015 election

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/11/leaked-conservative-documents-reveal-secret-strategy-to-defeat-justin-trudeau-in-2015-election/
theprotector 3/31/2014 9:31:14 AM Report

yawn, right wing your crap is so old!
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 10:17:42 AM Report

David, if you travel to GTA, go around through Montreal and buy a Stanley Cake.

They don't have it in Toronto.

Bobby Ohmy Walking
learningaswego 3/31/2014 10:19:24 AM Report

If one thinks other parties do not have "secret documents" on how they plan to deal with the other parties' leaders - then one would be very, very naive indeed.
David Poluck 3/31/2014 10:25:27 AM Report

Hi Pro!
Grump 3/31/2014 10:35:23 AM Report

Sorry rw I don't debate with immature types who get pouty and take their marbles and go home until they are finished sulking. Other than that I pretty much agree with your take on religion. Just goes to show even you can't be wrong all the time.
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 10:41:38 AM Report

Something to rescue from the terrible incident in the Brampton Courthouse.

A mystery woman was seating there, waiting to face the music for marihuana possession.
A citizen steps in and pop up a police officer.
The mystery woman who was a trained nurse reacted instinctively, call 911, and throw herself on top of the police that was on the floor bleeding badly from the belly. She did what she was trained to do, she stops the bleeding (put her finger in the bullet hole, that's what she did). While she was there holding the policeman in this side of the existence, few other citizens present there to face the music start insulting the nurse, for helping a police.

This is the reality of everyday life, and many drug facing charges people present missed the opportunity of meet an angel who saved Constable Mike Klarenbeek's life, but instead they try to interfere with her mission, insulting her for saving a life.

Drug dealers are bad people. They sale drugs to our kids. Citizen beware.

BTW, the prosecutors throw away the charges for the mystery woman as a token of appreciation, because she, above all is a drug addict, no a drug dealer, she's a good person and you recognize a good person when you see one.

The shooter, dead.
steelworker 3/31/2014 12:05:55 PM Report

So Dmitri Soudas gets kicked to the curb for interfering with the election process and all the Libs squeal about the evil Harper. If his girlfriend had of gotten the nomination the squealing Libs would have gone berzerk over "favouritism" in the PMO. You can't have your cake and eat it too (unless your a Lib).
Hunter101 3/31/2014 12:11:19 PM Report

Mr. Trudeau drops the F-bomb....

I wouldn't put it past him, but come on!

Man, if you vote for this guy you're stupid and there's no question about it.
BIG BROTHER 3/31/2014 12:28:35 PM Report

'http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26824943'

Yup, those enviro-wackos are at it again. It's the same group that rw was paraphrasing from a couple of weeks ago, as if they were the bible, so to speak.
steelworker 3/31/2014 12:28:49 PM Report

Why is Katy Wynne hiding out in the Sault? Mostly because she was going to get her ass handed to her in the legislature today by the Opposition Parties. Tim Hudak sticks by his story and Wynne threatens legal action. Really.
steelworker 3/31/2014 12:30:03 PM Report

Hunter 101: Trudeau must have spit out the ball gag when his handlers weren't looking. At a charity event no less.
theprotector 3/31/2014 12:56:33 PM Report

Where is Captain Creeper (wisen) and his sidekick Thongboy (righwing)?

or should I ask...

Hey DP - hows it going?
Wisenheimer 3/31/2014 1:05:06 PM Report

Yo Teeps,
Your ignorance knows no bounds.
(that means you have lots).
Heading to Deerfield Beach to do brunch.
The markets continue to roar and that's a good thing.
Hanging around down here a little longer, giving Spring a head start.
Thanks for asking.
theprotector 3/31/2014 1:21:06 PM Report

Go get em Captain Creeper!! Just watch the ages
flyhawk25 3/31/2014 1:37:26 PM Report

It is not nice to call names when responding.Go to the time out corner.
theprotector 3/31/2014 1:38:15 PM Report

Me??? Again???
David Poluck 3/31/2014 1:39:03 PM Report

Good Pro! Enjoying the melt! How's things with you?
theprotector 3/31/2014 1:42:28 PM Report

im good, just trying to get these publication summary reviews done...
Hate journal contracts...damn...sorry...

im gode wating for spring,thought you would be off counting your money or timing the coffee breaks of city workers
Spellchecker 3/31/2014 1:42:39 PM Report

It seems as though all of us leaning toward the right are now being termed by theprotector as "creepers", lol.
:)
theprotector 3/31/2014 1:46:27 PM Report

naw just wisen - he admitted to it!
Mind you if you wish to be in that club I dont think its a stretch, isnt that part of your religion?
Spellchecker 3/31/2014 1:52:37 PM Report

In the last couple of days you have referred to right wing, wisenheimer and myself as creepers.
:)
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 2:07:14 PM Report

I'm wondering if has something to do with those getting drunk with "screech".

Of course, I'm just learning the language and I'm not fingering knee one.
learningaswego 3/31/2014 2:10:03 PM Report

I like how Singapore - reputedly to be the safest place to live in the world - deals with drug dealers, among other crimes. .

In Singapore drug dealing is very, very bad for your health.

Convicted of dealing = death penalty.

Instead of taxpayers having to pay your room and board for a "life sentence".
theprotector 3/31/2014 2:10:06 PM Report

mostly wisen, but you do fit the profile as well. Im sorry I didnt mean to leave you out spelly you ol'creeper man!!!
theprotector 3/31/2014 2:10:38 PM Report

Its not about being on the right at all, not everything is right or left, get that through your thick head!
theprotector 3/31/2014 2:11:33 PM Report

and good thing there are no wrongful convictions or corruption there, whew, the world is safe!
Just Curious 3/31/2014 2:28:38 PM Report

Pro, if you get a 90% average, who cares if you miss once in a while. Look at our system, even when we convict on irrefutable evidence they get out too it again in 3 to 5. And if we do get it wrong once in a while, he was probably guilty of something else anyway... No appeals over there, man, you screw up you're toast. Not a bad system, actually..
David Poluck 3/31/2014 2:38:39 PM Report

Pro, Doing neither actually..thanks for asking...glad to see you are keeping yourself busy..
learningaswego 3/31/2014 3:02:02 PM Report

From what I understand, due to the laws there, there is virtually no drug problem.

Therefore, getting "wrongfully convicted" for drug trafficking is highly unlikely, to say the least.
steelworker 3/31/2014 3:16:27 PM Report

Spelly: just wait 'til stats or Grump shows up. Then we will be "swamper-creepers".
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learningaswego 3/31/2014 3:21:37 PM Report

Since, in North America, the "war on drugs" has, and continues to be such an abysmal failure; and as NA taxpayers continue to pour BILLIONS of our tax $$$ in to this failure; and then to house, feed, and educate millions in prisons - then I think Singapore's model would definitely be worth a try.
Just Curious 3/31/2014 3:36:44 PM Report

Dometri Soudas, soon to be known as Dometri Dumbass,, You didn't read the contract??? Did you think because you knew Stevie you could do what you want?? If you people will think back a day or six, Trudeau turfed on of his main people over this same stuff.. And while I'm at it, any of you holier than thou twits that haven't swore at a wrestling match, stand and be counted.. He was there as a spectator, nothing more.. And you hear that word anywhwere you go today. Most kids today can't put 3 words together without that word in the middle. I will take a Churchill that swears rather than a Harper that sticks it up your ass quietly when your not looking..
Grump 3/31/2014 3:39:21 PM Report

Steely your 12:05 post has to be about the most convoluted, incorrect piece of insight I have ever had the misfortune to try to unravel. Soudas broke his own parties rules and got fired. He was Harper's choice for the job, that reflects back on Harper as he keeps appointing these folks with no morals like himself. Now Amy Adams running or not running, I don't suppose the Liberals or myself give one of those fury rat's butt just what the hell she does including sleeping with a creep like Soudas. Steely I can't continue to explain life's mysteries to you any longer, go play with your crayons.
steelworker 3/31/2014 3:47:02 PM Report

I'll draw you a nice picture for your fridge door. Just Curious: it's not the fact that he dropped an f-bomb (after all he is an illiterate lout with nice hair) but it was at an event to raise money for a charity (cancer I believe). Totally low-class even for a Lib.
Grump 3/31/2014 3:47:49 PM Report

Learning; The North American war on drugs is a tough haul. The CIA are busy financing all their dirty little wars from drug money received from their ability to get that crap into the country so easily.
Grump 3/31/2014 3:49:14 PM Report

Steely, my goodness you may be right as you certainly are the resident expert on low class.
learningaswego 3/31/2014 3:49:25 PM Report

Well, if you're comparing the Trudeau Manchild Millionaire Who Wants to Be King - to Churchill; we will all - even the lefty crowd, be rolling in the aisles laughing.

Trudeau isn't fit or qualified to shine Churchill's shoes, if he were around.
steelworker 3/31/2014 3:55:37 PM Report

Poor Justin inherited his old mans' arrogance with his mothers' mental acumen.
redranger 3/31/2014 4:06:07 PM Report

I check in occasionally to see who is accusing whom of what and I lost my lucky number program. Would someone please remind me which poster claimed that he learned more from plumbers than he did from teachers. That will help me place degrees of credibility on the postings.
Thank you.
Snobank 3/31/2014 4:09:46 PM Report

There is a certain statement that I come across every few years. Each time I read or hear it I know that it is true. When I reflect on it and realize some of the implications and some of the things that it says about me I seem to then be able to banish it from memory until the next time I come across it.

This time I'm writing it down so I won't be able to forget it no matter how uncomfortable it makes me. .. The statement? It is:

"Remember that what you hate in others is simply what you hate in yourself."
Grump 3/31/2014 4:09:47 PM Report

Come on Red Ranger you don't need that info to fairly rate this hog wash. I do believe that would be Hunter. LMAO
Grump 3/31/2014 4:12:38 PM Report

Good Lord Snobank are you telling me that I'm a classless imbecile like the local crowd I have to deal with?
Hunter101 3/31/2014 4:13:10 PM Report

redranger, it was a sarcastic comment...

And if you can't tell them difference then go vote for Wynne.
Just Curious 3/31/2014 4:25:26 PM Report

steely, look to the side, and all the rest of you Trudeau bashers need to do some reading on Churcill. Trudeau pales by comparison. The only thing Churchill had going for him is he wouldn't say quit. Nobody liked him but had a way of talking and speechmaking that kept him in even tho he almost lost it a couple of times. Even Roosevelt wasn't gonna help him out but shit happened and he got his way. Anything is better than that greasy faced/greasy haired jerk that's trying to run the show now.
irishfey 3/31/2014 4:44:05 PM Report

Good Evening Mr. Grump :) Just so you know, nothing will change me mind on my beliefs and i don"t really worry what others think on here, The " debate " would just be an interesting one is all... If the debate were to go on, would you be able to stay out of it or would i have to unthaw me garden hose and find you to give you a good taste of that cold water you always used to want to dump on me ,lol.... Status has not yet accepted the challange yet anyway. ...... I just seen on the news that.. " Dire Climate Change " to continue for the next few years,, More bad weather patterns,, food shortage coming for both the rich and the poor... Spelly.. You thinking what i"m thinking?????
Snobank 3/31/2014 4:56:20 PM Report

Grump,

Actually, I can't claim the statement is universal. I know on reflection that it is true about me. The behaviours I find most annoying in others are present in my own actions although I don't often see it until I reflect carefully on it.

What you should do, I think, if you want to find out if the statement is true for you, is too think about the statements or behaviours of others on this site that you find most annoying. Then ask yourself, looking as objectively as you can, are you ever guilty of similar behaviours.If so, then the statement applies to you. If not, you're home free.

But remember, you are what you eat.
debo 3/31/2014 5:38:37 PM Report

Been away and just wanted to check in. I briefly scanned the posts over the last couple of days ... To get a sense of the landscape. The rhetoric seems a bit more inflamed as regards personal comments. But, I could be mistaken.

Anyway, Irish ... you realize if you "unthaw" something ... if that was possible ... it would be frozen :)
3rd times a charm 3/31/2014 5:52:11 PM Report

Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 10:41:38 AM

The lady was not a nurse, has never been a nurse, and she is still scheduled to appear in court on drug charges. She is a medical cannabis user and was the first one quick enough to help this officer. Her story is all over Facebook...
irishfey 3/31/2014 6:02:47 PM Report

Snowbank... re>>"" Remember what you hate in others..."" I have heard that statement before and i for one don"t believe it. I hate Child abusers, am i one? No. Do i think about abuseing a child? No...The list goes on. Sometimes it is true on small things, such as, if we see someone being greedy, we might be thinking that, hey, i want that too, and feel guilty about it, but as they say,, don"t sweat the small stuff.... You are right on the... " We are what we eat" though. If we don"t try and eat healthy, we won"t be healthy. One more saying is that.. " We are what we think".. That can become true, and if a folk is put down enough, they may have low self esteem.... Hope this helps and you get the jest of what i"m trying to say.... Remember,, none of us is perfect.....
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 6:12:31 PM Report

3tac when I got the news, was told the mystery lady was a nurse.

Is not only me, the press, the radio, the TV and the news in general probably, assumed the person was a nurse. Instead she was a woman with a mission.

Yes, she has to go back to court.

Read for yourself, and read the last few paragraphs where Mr. Hunt herself say that many where screaming at her for helping a police.

TORONTO -- The fact that a mystery woman — initially thought to be a nurse — dove in to save a wounded police officer’s life Friday was already the stuff of movies.

The plot has thickened.

Not only does it appear that the mystery heroine who helped save Const. Mike Klarenbeek no nurse, she was in Brampton court on pot possession charges.

Of course, no one looked for credentials in the seconds after a gunman seriously wounded the officer. Police shot and killed the gunman in the courthouse on Hurontario St., south of Steeles Ave.

It appears the mystery woman who intervened is Linda Hunt.

“Everything happened so fast and it seemed nobody knew what to do so I did what anybody would do,” Hunt said in an interview.

And nobody was more thankful for her actions than Klarenbeek’s family.

“Mike specifically wanted to thank a nurse, who was at the courthouse that day,” the officer’s wife, Lynn, said in a statement Saturday. “She was the first to tend to him, before the paramedics arrived. He says without her help, it may have had a different outcome.”

Police Sunday night said that Klarenbeek was moved from intensive care and is recovering in hospital. Police would not comment on the identity of the mystery hero.

Hunt, meanwhile, has never been a nurse.

“But I did have St. John’s Ambulance training 28 years ago,” she said Sunday.

It proved useful Friday.

“I have used it a couple of times when I came across car accidents,” she said.

But the resident of Dunchurch, near Parry Sound, who spends the winter in Brampton, had not been in such a situation in years.

Hunt said she suffers from severe knee and back problems and survives on a disability pension. She says she was hurt on the job while working for a company that builds highways and bridges.

“When (the shooting) happened I remembered what they taught me. I knew I could help,” she said.

Hunt, 54, was “sitting in a chair right beside the security station” when the gunman entered. “He came through the staff entrance,” she said.

The next thing she remembers was the sounds of gunshots.

“I think I heard seven shots,” she said from a friend’s house in Minden. “It was scary.”

Hunt would not provide full details of the shooting, explaining she has spoken with the SIU and is scheduled to talk with Peel police detectives on Tuesday.

However, Hunt said she will never forget the officer’s wounds.

Even with her mobility issues, she said, “The adrenaline kicks in and you just do what you have to do.”

She saw Klarenbeek on the floor in obvious distress.

“I saw the blood pumping out of him and I was pretty worried,” she said. “I knew if I didn’t do something immediately, he was going to bleed out.”

Hunt said she was one of the people who dialed 911.

“They can bleed out fast. A lot of people there didn’t know what to do and the police were busy trying to make sure everybody else was safe so I just stuck my hand in around the wounds and kept it there.”

Hunt recalled Klarenbeek was bleeding badly from the abdominal area.

“It is a very dangerous place,” she said. “Basically I applied pressure right to the wound.”

Hunt was accompanied by paralegal Marta McCulligh — wife of lawyer Jack McCulligh — who was there to represent her on a marijuana possession charge.

“She was fearless,” Marta said of Hunt. “She just dove in there without hesitation and really seemed to know what she was doing. I am in awe of her and what she did. She is a hero, no question about it.”

However, said Hunt, it really is not like that. “No way. I am not a hero in any way,” she insisted, adding that police deserve the accolades.

Klarenbeek, she said, is a hero for not letting the gunman get into the courtroom.

“They were all so brave,” she said. “They were so nice to us.”

It was especially appreciated by Hunt, who said she is troubled by her appearance in court on the pot charge.

“I take marijuana to help me with my pain and seizures. I bake it and eat it to help me but I have to deal with it,” she said of her legal problems. “I have not been in trouble before.”

Jack McCulligh called her alleged offence a “minor thing” and said Hunt is a “great person” who did the humane thing.

“Both she and Marta did what they could to help,” said Jack, who was in a courtroom when the shooting happened.

Hunt said, “Marta was also a big part of it” by assisting and keeping the officer comforted.

Same goes for Klarenbeek’s fellow officers, who, she said, were encouraging him.

“I heard them saying hang in there KB. Hang in there KB. I thought it was his nickname,” said Hunt. “I can tell he is well respected. I told them to keep talking to him. It really helped because he was definitely unconscious for a moment there.”

Hunt said she recalled some people heckling her.

“There were some people actually yelling at me for helping a police officer,” she said. “They were telling me to not help him, saying I was despicable.”

She said others were “laughing” while many were “taping it with their cellphones” instead of helping.

“It was awful. I was disgusted with them,” she said.

As for the words from Klarenbeek’s wife, Hunt said she appreciates them.

“It’s very nice,” she said, “but I think I did what anybody who knew first aid would do.”

Though Hunt may have been the saviour who prevented an officer’s funeral, she’s still scheduled to be back in court in April when she hopes there will be less action.
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 6:23:57 PM Report

3tac, further if you read the first post related, I know what people go through when hooked for whatever the reason or motives an addict may have, and being the addiction to legal or illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco. That's why I stated clearly and I said it again:

Drug dealers are bad people. Drug dealers introduce our kids to drugs. They need clients and will always have the first try free, till you are hooked.

I know how you think about drugs consumption (because you made the comment). I respect that, and I do not intend to further discuss it with you because we stand in the opposite end.

Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 6:32:34 PM Report

and a niner is always welcome!
irishfey 3/31/2014 6:38:13 PM Report

debo... Oops ,lol, meant " thaw", like in .. defrost ,lol.....
Wisenheimer 3/31/2014 7:34:57 PM Report

Grump ... You know TP I'm deathly afraid of bees.
Teeps .. Golly gee Grump, I'm scared of the whole damn alphabet.


Snobank 3/31/2014 8:29:30 PM Report

irishfey - I think you took that a little too literally. I was thinking about mannerisms in other people that irritate you, not criminal and psychotic behaviour.

For instance, I have a sibling who argues in a certain manner that I find irritating. Thinking about it I realize I use the exact same manner but don't seem to see it in myself while doing it.
mallet 3/31/2014 8:36:25 PM Report


Grump...

I am not sure that Mr Harper can be blamed for employing the people he has... Previous Wallen Duffy Brazeau had a respectable past and so did Soudas but then power and priviledge takes over those people, and I would be hard pressed to say I would not have done the same.. Having said that, I think he was a little slow in the senators situation but seems quick with the latest miscreant.. Trudeau was a little quick to distance himself from Mr Harb, but I dont think that was wrong either... The BNA and charter says that to remove senators/senate itself requires total agreement and I cannot see that happening anytime soon and besides it is up to the SCC to make a determination as to whether it is legal and you would not want Mr Harper to do anything illegal now would you.. up to now it hass all been within the framework of the law...
BIG BROTHER 3/31/2014 9:34:17 PM Report

mallet,
Soudas (sp.) resigned. Of course Harper claimed he was about to let him go anyway. And the so-called miscreant is a Harper choice in the first place. He has a knack for picking miscreants. I've said it before, the self-respecting Progressive Conservatives have distanced themselves from him and left him only sycophants to choose from. These are not our father's PC's. They are a ragtag group, led by a westerner whose goal is to change the fabric of Canada, one piece at a time.

As for Trudeau, he didn't appoint Harb, therefore Harb isn't a reflection of Trudeau's judgement. Distancing himself from the Senate was a master stroke. Harper could do the same, but won't, of course. He hangs onto power with all his might.
BIG BROTHER 3/31/2014 9:38:53 PM Report

Up to now he hasn't done anything about the Senate. He claimed reform at election time, but it was to mislead the voters. He knew full well he couldn't just reform the Senate. Then he proceeds to appoint record numbers, after claiming he wouldn't appoint any!

Quit defending this crap. It makes you look like you'd swallow any line of bullshit that comes along. I'd be embarrassed if I admitted to believing his crap. Like with Bush....an embarrassment to people of average intelligence.
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 9:50:09 PM Report

Soudas has to go because they are all involved in a mafia sort of business in Montreal. Just ten days ago Harper was covering his man, then, few days later he release the rope and they guy flew away.

The three M's. Mafia, Money, Montreal.
Bobby Nerves 3/31/2014 9:59:00 PM Report

As I know better and before someone dispute the veracity of the 3M's.

Listen to it. There is not even need for you to read.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-2eo2QfXL4
statusquo 3/31/2014 10:16:27 PM Report

rw,


Someone alerted me to check the archives , Sunday to be specific, as you asked me to debate with you, as you posted....


"I am also wondering if you would be interested in doing an on site debate over whatever time is takes, and whenever is convenient for either party, as to whether there is intelligent design/purpose/creation versus are we are just here by sheer evolution/chemical interaction/chance...in other words no intelligence or creation behind our existence."


Whoa Daddy !!


That's one big chunk to process. I am not qualified to even begin to speculate. I would think most folks in here would not be interested and bored to death .

I was raised Catholic, but very early on I began to smell a rat about the whole idea of a manlike God. Even then with a limited understanding of science I found the so called miracles and the whole "creation" magic a bit hard to swallow .

Do I have an alternate answer? No I do not. But what I do know is that Christianity, Judaism and Islam and any other glorified, politically motivated cult as I like to call them, are mere concoctions fabricated by pseudo scientists and sorcerers of the time. In relation to the Abrahamic religions they were all spawned in a harsh , arid desert landscape, parched by an unforgiving sun and tailored to an agricultural and herding culture. The scriptures are rife with racism, chauvinism ,clannish intrigue, fantastic acts of brutality of a cruel and vengeful God . Biblical "prophecies" are so vague and can be molded into almost anything, akin to horoscope visions and tealeaf readings. It's snake oil!

Also,according to any one particular religion there can only be one God. One truth. So, if you're a Muslim, then the Christian God is false, if you're a Jew you're still waiting and so on an so forth. Which one to pick? Pick any one and you re offending anybody else. I pick none . An equal opportunity scoffer if you will.

The Bible never mentions America's population, or Japan, or Australia's indigenous population. I cannot possibly have any faith in a God that "chooses" one particular people. It just has a very bad smell to it. It is a "Putinesque" God. And that ain't flying with me. It's silly!

The whole prospect of an all seeing, all knowing Father like God that continuously watches anything and everything...even your THOUGHTS and pre programmed our future and intervenes whenever He so chooses is extremely unappealing to me and quite frankly a ridiculous concept and a sign that we haven't let go of childhood.

Are we here by design and do we have a higher purpose> Maybe. I do not know and I will probably never know. But I am not going to delude myself and start believe the literal wording of the Bible, or concoct fantastic tales of predictions I may find in it. In a mythical, poetic sense maybe there are some truths in there, but equally useful are Greek or Roman philosophies , Norse mythology, Eastern religions and certainly American Indian folklore.

So, I can debate the bullshit premise of any Abrahamic religion but not the origin or purpose of life. According to Douglas Adams the meaning of life is 42.

That makes a hell more sense than any Arc or parting of the Seas.
But I believe in the Easter Bunny. Especially if she jumps out of a cake with a skimpy outfit.
3rd times a charm 4/1/2014 1:16:15 AM Report

I don't use drugs Bobby Nerves...I use all natural plants for medication.

I don't take drugs--but I bet your "medicine" cabinet and liquor cabinet are stocked full of 'legal' drugs that anyone can access.

No one can access my plant because it is under lock and key...and it will save more lives when people like you open your mind, educate yourself and stop believing doctors are gods.
steelworker 4/1/2014 2:17:46 AM Report

stats is a greasemonkey wannabe intellectual. Jt is in the tank as a foulmouth a-hole much like his old man (Mick Jagger).
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