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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #4791
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Canada News: Canada?s top court strikes down police powers to wiretap without warrants - thestar.com

Some good news for civil liberties.
Excellent news. Unfortunately, our legal system can't keep Harper's fascists at bay indefinitely. We need to elect a new government at the earliest opportunity.
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #4792
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Excellent news. Unfortunately, our legal system can't keep Harper's fascists at bay indefinitely. We need to elect a new government at the earliest opportunity.
What makes them fascists? For a scientist, you're very free with adapting words to your own definitions.

However, I'm pleased with the results of the court ruling.
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #4793
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What makes them fascists? For a scientist, you're very free with adapting words to your own definitions.

However, I'm pleased with the results of the court ruling.
No kidding! Also the section that was shot down was not even introduced by the Harper Government.
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #4794
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I would have thought the wire tapping legislation would have been introduced in 2001/2002 after the 9/11 thing (and resultant legislated responses which trampled a lot of civil liberties), but apparently it's been around since 1993.
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #4795
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I would have thought the wire tapping legislation would have been introduced in 2001/2002 after the 9/11 thing (and resultant legislated responses which trampled a lot of civil liberties), but apparently it's been around since 1993.
I didn't know it was around since 1993. If it was, it wouldn't somehow surprise me though.
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #4796
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What makes them fascists? For a scientist, you're very free with adapting words to your own definitions.

However, I'm pleased with the results of the court ruling.
Why you got someone locked up in your basement and making ransom calls on a cell phone is just too insecure?
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Old Apr 15th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #4797
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And now, another instalment of.... the party of sound fiscal management!

Harper's Baseball Trip Hit Taxpayers With $45,000 Tab

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Labour Day-weekend trip to Manhattan last fall, which included coveted tickets to a New York Yankees game and a Broadway show, cost Canadian taxpayers at least $45,000, documents reveal.


Documents obtained under Access to Information reveal only some of the trip's cost. They include $34,633 for the use of the Challenger Jet and another $11,026 for the expenses of four staffers who joined the prime minister during the private family trip.


However, government officials have declined to provide CBC News with other costs linked to the trip last September, such as expenses incurred by the prime minister, two more aides and a defence attaché who took part in the three-day excursion.
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Old Apr 15th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #4798
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It's pretty hilarious. No matter which source I attempted to find to give me some more information, the first 100 contained the identical phrasing. Nice investigative journalism.
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Old Apr 15th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #4799
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And now, another instalment of.... the party of sound fiscal management!

Harper's Baseball Trip Hit Taxpayers With $45,000 Tab



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But he got to see a Yankee game wearing a Blue Jays cap. That is no small feat in NYC at Yankee Stadium. Money well spent if you ask me.
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Old Apr 15th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #4800
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But even the one article says:

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A spokesperson for the prime minister told CBC News that Harper covered the cost of both the flight and accommodations for himself, his daughter and two guests on the flight. He also covered the costs of tickets to the game for himself and his guests.
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