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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 8th, 2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I'm so sick of Trudeau. He is easily the worst...

I'm so sick of Trudeau. He is easily the worst politician I have lived under in my life. I see so many people turning against him with similar sentiments.

It's no secret that I'm a Conservative,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 26th, 2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I love it when losers lecture to the world like...

I love it when losers lecture to the world like they have it all figured out. If you wanted to change the world, maybe don't major is some useless field you idiots. The people who change the world...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 26th, 2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
'Average people' can't afford a house? I have a...

'Average people' can't afford a house? I have a good income and I think I'm about the top 1% or so. My wife is a professional as well. We can't afford a house in Vancouver. Ok, a bank would lend...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 26th, 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By Vandave
Dr. G., how many regulations will satisfy you? ...

Dr. G., how many regulations will satisfy you?

A person could fill a library with all the rules we now have in society. Our rules are in fact so complicated that not even judges can figure out...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 25th, 2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By Vandave
Looking to the future... I do believe that...

Looking to the future... I do believe that computers, or specifically AI, will surpass us and that political change is inevitable. I think it's a natural step in the progress of governance the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 25th, 2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By Vandave
At some point, maybe we just need to divide our...

At some point, maybe we just need to divide our countries and build different constitutions on different principles.

People have all sorts of ideas about how to govern and pretty much all of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 25th, 2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I forgot he's not a lefty, but let's face it,...

I forgot he's not a lefty, but let's face it, that's a lefty move nowadays.

It's a pet peeve of mine when I hear people getting offended on somebody else's behalf, hence my quick reaction...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 25th, 2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
Typically lefty. Can't pass up an opportunity to...

Typically lefty. Can't pass up an opportunity to demand that somebody apologize to somebody else without even knowing how that person felt. :rolleyes:

The left are the new religious / moral...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 12th, 2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I think Trudeau will win again even though I...

I think Trudeau will win again even though I believe he's off to a bad start. Ironically, I think his lack of experience will benefit him in this respect. The public will give him a lot of leeway...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 12th, 2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I think the failure of the NDP goes back further...

I think the failure of the NDP goes back further than the election. As much as we want to think the Liberals won the election on their campaign, I think historic credibility of each party played a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 12th, 2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
Ya, these people hate outsiders because they risk...

Ya, these people hate outsiders because they risk losing all the scheming they have done. Same thing on the Democratic side which is why all those super delegates are aligned with Hillary. Power...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 12th, 2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
He would be crazy to put his name in the ring. If...

He would be crazy to put his name in the ring. If anybody other than Trump or Cruz is selected as the candidate, there will be hell to pay from the grassroots.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 12th, 2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Vandave
The Dalai Lama said that negotiation is premature...

The Dalai Lama said that negotiation is premature in the Middle East. The first step he said is that people need to interact and spend time together.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 12th, 2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Vandave
I think there are different forms of violence...

I think there are different forms of violence such as physical, mental and political. I think we've made a lot of progress in regards to physical violence and this is easy to measure in crime...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 11th, 2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,871
Posted By Vandave
I think Obama is a good President. I like him as...

I think Obama is a good President. I like him as a person and I think he has a lot of integrity. I definitely disagree with him on many things, but I still think he's been positive overall.

I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 11th, 2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,871
Posted By Vandave
I think the US is the best country. Their...

I think the US is the best country. Their constitution is superior to our Charter in my opinion. They actually have free speech while we don't. If you criticize somebody on Twitter in Canada, it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I haven't actually researched it too closely, but...

I haven't actually researched it too closely, but from what I understand she said nice things about him and there are a number of photos with her embracing him. None of that bothers me because I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
Another one is Trump and the KKK issue. ...

Another one is Trump and the KKK issue.

Imagine if Trump had the ties to Strom Thurmond that Hillary did. How would the media narrative play out if that was the case? It would be 24 / 7 of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I think a good tool for looking at the media is...

I think a good tool for looking at the media is to turn the tables and imagine how a story would look by turning it 180 degrees.

For example... we saw a lot of media coverage of the Chicago...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I'm not old enough to make the judgement if news...

I'm not old enough to make the judgement if news was better in the past (say 20 or 30 years ago) than today. There is a general tendency to glorify the past as the 'good old days' and often such...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I think Shakespeare would get a real kick out of...

I think Shakespeare would get a real kick out of watching the nightly news.

The format and structure is no different than a play. It has all the structural elements of a play (e.g. drama, comedy...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
The media is a failed institution. I don't think...

The media is a failed institution. I don't think this is completely a left-right debate. It fails everybody on all sides. The media is biased towards sensationalism and narratives above all else. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 9th, 2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By Vandave
Some older workers are technologically...

Some older workers are technologically illiterate. I'm sure that's not the case with you Screature, but the pereption might exist. Maybe consider that if your resume doesn't convey solid tech...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 5th, 2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
No harder than building a road or railroad...

No harder than building a road or railroad through mountains, which is something we figured out only about 200 years ago.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 5th, 2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I don't think his wall idea is really such a bad...

I don't think his wall idea is really such a bad idea. I think people are stuck on walls as being a negative thing because of WWII and the Berlin Wall.

One of the most basic and fundamental...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 4th, 2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I was looking at some of the data on equalization...

I was looking at some of the data on equalization payments and reading up on Quebec's budget. They are still going to get $10 Billion this year. What a joke.

Consider also the amount of money...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 4th, 2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
Alberta would be smart to renegotiate the whole...

Alberta would be smart to renegotiate the whole transfer payment scheme at this juncture. Let the Feds keep their $700M, but in the future, transfers out of Alberta would be capped at $700M.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I think I read that $35 Billion in capital...

I think I read that $35 Billion in capital expenditures have been lost in Alberta. Only $34.3 Billion to go to make that up. I'm sure Quebec will stand up to the plate to get those donations...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 133,499
Posted By Vandave
Isn't that the point though? We're trying to...

Isn't that the point though? We're trying to encourage alternatives. Look at Nevada. They subsidized solar and it expanded greatly.

Natural gas is very cheap relative to oil ($ per KJ). It's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 133,499
Posted By Vandave
It hasn't even been a year yet in Alberta. It's...

It hasn't even been a year yet in Alberta. It's going to be a LONG 3 years. Notley has to have the worst job in Canada right now.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
If he's smart, he will keep quiet for now. Trump...

If he's smart, he will keep quiet for now. Trump is still the favourite and he also isn't going to take kindly to those who cross him. Also, I think Rand appeals to many of the people Trump does. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 133,499
Posted By Vandave
Carbon taxes are far better than carbon trading. ...

Carbon taxes are far better than carbon trading. The political reality is that we are going to deal with GHG emissions one way or another.

At least with carbon taxes, there is an opportunity...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 2nd, 2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
A top German anchor just admitted that the...

A top German anchor just admitted that the government sets the news agenda.

Top German Journalist Admits Live On Air National News Agenda Set By Government - Breitbart...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 2nd, 2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
http://imagestore.puff.com/2012/01/24/p_3484189_0....

http://imagestore.puff.com/2012/01/24/p_3484189_0.jpg
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 2nd, 2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
The public inquiry should be directed at those in...

The public inquiry should be directed at those in the media who use it as a bully pulpit.

I've cut my cable and I won't buy another newspaper again.

The media in this country are next to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 2nd, 2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I don't understand where the pro-Hillary...

I don't understand where the pro-Hillary Democrats are. When I look at message boards, they don't exist. Everybody is for Bernie, yet he's behind Clinton by a long shot. Same goes for their...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
Maybe around 156. 99.99 percentile... Sound...

Maybe around 156. 99.99 percentile... Sound about right to me.

Donald Trump is a Genius ? But That?s Just His IQ! | Opinion - Conservative...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
Ya, Ok. :rolleyes: Come on. That's just...

Ya, Ok. :rolleyes:

Come on. That's just laughable. The guy is a multi-billionaire with hundreds of businesses. Going bankrupt is part of the system and the game. Of course some of his...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I like political outsiders running for office. ...

I like political outsiders running for office. We need more turnover and need to stop electing people who want to be career politicians. I think I'm no longer voting or supporting people who've sat...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I couldn't possibly disagree more. Trump is a...

I couldn't possibly disagree more. Trump is a certifiable genius. The guy graduated top of his class in economics from an Ivy league school. Trudeau graduated with a BA in English from a school I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 31st, 2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I think Trump is the next President. I think he...

I think Trump is the next President. I think he does a similar number on the Clinton's that he did to Bush. I don't see any Republican beating him at this point and I can't see how Hillary can...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 3rd, 2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I would like to see the actual poll. I beliee...

I would like to see the actual poll. I beliee that I read most leaders go up in popularity for the first 6 to 12 months.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I think FPTP has served us well. I think it...

I think FPTP has served us well. I think it would be a mistake to change it. These other systems are stupid. You just empower extreme voices. Having one seat and the balance of power is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 20th, 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I was willing to give him time when he first got...

I was willing to give him time when he first got elected but I have already lost my patience. If the last couple months are any indication, this government going to have a lot of problems. Two...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
These things should be taught in school. If kids...

These things should be taught in school. If kids understood the lack of rights in this country, we might have a chance at taking power back from government.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
We don't believe that in Canada sadly. For...

We don't believe that in Canada sadly.

For example, we don't believe in free speech. It has an asterisk here.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
Home defence isn't a legal reason to obtain a...

Home defence isn't a legal reason to obtain a license in Canada, at least in my understanding.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
What percent of handguns end up killing people? ...

What percent of handguns end up killing people? 1 in 1000? 1 in 10,000? 100,000? Whatever it is, pretty shitty design for something only used for one purpose. If I bought a boat and it sunk...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
Then advocate for gun safety. Remove taxes...

Then advocate for gun safety.

Remove taxes on things like gun safety courses and safety goods (e.g. Locks, safes). How about we teach kids about guns in school? To teach kids about water...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
I think there are many reasons for the problem...

I think there are many reasons for the problem and poverty is clearly one of the bigger factors. I think there are others such as single parent households, the educational system and even poor...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
Toughest gun laws in the US too. The US...

Toughest gun laws in the US too.

The US doesn't have a gun problem so much as they have a black crime problem. Strip out black on black gun deaths and the gun crime stats are basically the same...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
I don't follow your logic. You're making huge...

I don't follow your logic. You're making huge logical leaps.

The first is that law abiding ownership of guns and crime are positively correlated. They are not. They are actually negatively...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 120,891
Posted By Vandave
A lot of Canadians are potentially armed too. ...

A lot of Canadians are potentially armed too.

The police have nothing to fear from law abiding citizens. The police here don't even want to know if you have a firearm in your car when you get...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 3rd, 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19,934
Views: 618,675
Posted By Vandave
I say Trump beats Hillary if they give him the...

I say Trump beats Hillary if they give him the nomination. I've called every US election right for whatever that's worth.

Trump will get 100% of the Republican vote plus he will increase voter...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 3rd, 2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 38,849
Posted By Vandave
Journalists don't fact check especially when it...

Journalists don't fact check especially when it doesn't fit their narratives.

Journalism school is a joke.

I've been the victim of a media hit job. Nobody and I mean nobody cares about...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 17th, 2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 34,748
Posted By Vandave
If you interviewed a Nazi in WWII, who do you...

If you interviewed a Nazi in WWII, who do you think they would blame for all the problems of Germany? Would that make the answer correct? :rolleyes:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 16th, 2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 34,748
Posted By Vandave
This was the result of the US not meddling. ...

This was the result of the US not meddling. Obama left a power vacuum.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 15th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
Nobody wants to go to war. You go to war because...

Nobody wants to go to war. You go to war because you have to and because it's the right thing to do. There is a terrorist state that has actively planned terrorist operations overseas. If people...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 15th, 2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I would like to know what it would take for...

I would like to know what it would take for Trudeau to recognize ISIS as a security risk to Canada. I'm surprised the downing of an airliner and the Paris attacks don't qualify.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
Trudeau is going to stick out like a sore thumb...

Trudeau is going to stick out like a sore thumb at the G20. 19 nations there will endorse stronger action against a terrorist state. 1 will be in retreat.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Vandave
I wonder if Donald Trump will make us pay to...

I wonder if Donald Trump will make us pay to build a wall when he wins a year from now.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
Don't kid yourself. People are wrong all the...

Don't kid yourself. People are wrong all the time. You certainly believed that was the case for the last 10 years.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Vandave
Wow...[/QUOTE] Answer the question. ...

Wow...[/QUOTE]

Answer the question. Presumably you have a reason for being offended beyond masturbation of your ego.

Why bring it up if you aren't willing to explain yourself?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Vandave
Oakbridge, why do comments about hair and being...

Oakbridge, why do comments about hair and being ready in this thread offend your delicate sensitivities?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Vandave
You don't have to look far. How many Al Queda...

You don't have to look far. How many Al Queda attacks were planned from Afghanistan after we fought back?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Vandave
Our country has a long history of standing...

Our country has a long history of standing against tyranny. I think it's sad that the Russians are on the right side of history while we are not, and yes I appreciate that Russia is being self...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Vandave
If you think I'm being partisan, you might do...

If you think I'm being partisan, you might do well to read my posts for the last month. I gave Trudeau credit for a lot of things, one of which was a belief he had leadership capacity. I'm starting...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 13th, 2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Vandave
Trudeau didn't come across very well in his...

Trudeau didn't come across very well in his statement. Ughhh...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 13th, 2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Vandave
Good thing we don't stand against tyranny. ...

Good thing we don't stand against tyranny.

Good thing all the Harper haters called people paranoid for questioning the security risk of importing tens of thousands of undocumented people.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 5th, 2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
My wife took the teaching program at UBC and also...

My wife took the teaching program at UBC and also taught in the Vancouver School District like Trudeau. Despite those similarities and her being more centrist than I, she still doesn't like him. I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 5th, 2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I think the IPCC needs to be split apart. I...

I think the IPCC needs to be split apart. I think at this point in time they are hurting the credibility of climate scientists. I would rather a separate think tank that is apolitical be created to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 4th, 2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I like the Defence Minister. I think it's good...

I like the Defence Minister. I think it's good to have somebody with practical experience in war. His experience in Afghanistan is definitely a benefit to the current realities of our World.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 4th, 2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
Stephan Dion as foreign affairs Minister? ...

Stephan Dion as foreign affairs Minister?
...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,946
Posted By Vandave
I bought one.

I bought one.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 27th, 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
As somebody who trades, the dollar fell because...

As somebody who trades, the dollar fell because of oil, not Trudeau. As an example of the link:

http://news.ubc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/diagram770.jpg
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 25th, 2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I'd chalk this up to retail politics. Every time...

I'd chalk this up to retail politics. Every time a new leader and party get elected, they quickly do a bunch of easy things to give the public the impression that things are finally different.

I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 23rd, 2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I think this would have played out the same way...

I think this would have played out the same way no matter what arbitrary day we picked to vote. The NDP collapse was inevitable as was the Liberal surge.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 23rd, 2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
We shall see. My prediction is he wins...

We shall see.

My prediction is he wins whatever challenges come his way. By the end of his second term, I think people will finally see what I am saying now. The guy knows how to win and come...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 22nd, 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I like the guy. I knew he was the real deal...

I like the guy.

I knew he was the real deal when he stepped in the ring. No political advisor (and he has many) would suggest doing that because in their mind 50% chance you lose and handicap...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 22nd, 2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I also think Trudeau is the real deal. I think...

I also think Trudeau is the real deal. I think the public collectively is underestimating the guy. It's easy to think he has little substance because he seemingly hasn't accomplished a lot prior to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 22nd, 2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I think Justin gets two terms, maybe three. ...

I think Justin gets two terms, maybe three.

He will do a bunch of retail politics in his first year to give his lefties the sense he's different. Then he'll continue the same path we've gone down...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 22nd, 2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24,890
Views: 1,148,295
Posted By Vandave
I think the NDP supporters are just stunned. ...

I think the NDP supporters are just stunned. Half their brain says be happy and the other half is depressed and is sitting at the top of a bridge looking down into the water below. No cartoons to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Vandave
FJN, I would suggest this bothers you because the...

FJN, I would suggest this bothers you because the Liberal Left like to believe the lie that the rest of the World actually cares about our politics. You guys like to believe that we're admired for...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I posted a link that says self identified...

I posted a link that says self identified Liberals pick CNN as top choice for news. People of 'mixed views' also picked CNN first.

Fox News obviously wins out for self identified Conservatives.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Vandave
You can't legislate culture or unity, the same...

You can't legislate culture or unity, the same way you can't outlaw being poor.

What is this, communist China? Soviet Russia? North Korea?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I truly don't understand why we have a public...

I truly don't understand why we have a public broadcaster in this day and age. The only people who support the CBC are left leaning people.

It's a shame that we literally hold a gun to people's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2015, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Here is how the first year of the CBC will go...

Here is how the first year of the CBC will go with Justin:

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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2015, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Speaking of media bias, I bet the CBC had a grand...

Speaking of media bias, I bet the CBC had a grand old party last night. I heard Suzuki has picked out another mansion and Beemer.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2015, 01:10 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Fjn, read em and weep: Media Sources:...

Fjn, read em and weep:

Media Sources: Distinct Favorites Emerge on the Left and Right | Pew Research Center...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2015, 12:33 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I'm not going to lie... I feel a bit depressed...

I'm not going to lie... I feel a bit depressed today and I worry for our country. I can already feel the pigs at the public trough stampeding their way to Ottawa. I seriously considered voting...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2015, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I think it's a fundamental problem with media. ...

I think it's a fundamental problem with media. Everything needs to be sensationalized.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2015, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Harper got 5.8 million votes in his majority and...

Harper got 5.8 million votes in his majority and got 5.6 million votes this time around.

That's not a defeat of the Conservatives so much as it is a victory for the Liberals.

My prediction,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Vandave
It blows me away the level of wishful thinking...

It blows me away the level of wishful thinking that some people have.

So many people thought Alberta was a sign and a statement that the whole country was going to turn Orange.

When the NDP won...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2015, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Let's see if you feel that way when the Christian...

Let's see if you feel that way when the Christian Heritage Party holds the balance of power.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I for one am looking forward to the Still Not...

I for one am looking forward to the Still Not Ready ads four years from now.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Muclair and the NDP are by far the biggest losers...

Muclair and the NDP are by far the biggest losers this election. The NDP were the government in waiting and now they barely made official party status. A lot of their 'star' MPs got crushed.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2015, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Vandave
For a government in power 10 years and Harper's...

For a government in power 10 years and Harper's fifth election, that's a pretty good showing. He leaves the Party in a better place than what Trudeau, Mulroney and Chrétien left behind.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2015, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Vandave
7% is an ass kicking? What about all the...

7% is an ass kicking?

What about all the talk that only 20% of Canadians voted for this guy. 80% of Canadians didn't vote for Trudeau and 60% of voters didn't either. Oh ya, that doesn't count...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2015, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Vandave
How is it odd? The NDP and especially their...

How is it odd? The NDP and especially their supporters framed this as an anything by Harper election. You got what you asked for and then some.

If you want the best MPs, then make it an elect...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Vandave
You guys made the bed now go lie in it. :lmao:

You guys made the bed now go lie in it. :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Godwin's Law.

Godwin's Law.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2015, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I didn't see a box labelled 'Angry Drunk' either....

I didn't see a box labelled 'Angry Drunk' either.

I wonder if this will be her last election. Presumably for sure if she loses her seat which seems unlikely. But even if she keeps it, their...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2015, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Not on the list either.

Not on the list either.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Everybody told me that we need to vote for...

Everybody told me that we need to vote for change. I looked for that on the ballet and it wasn't there so I voted for Harper. Elections Canada should get on that.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 15th, 2015, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Save it for after the election. ;) I don't...

Save it for after the election. ;)

I don't see a lot of people coming up behind Harper that I think would be good leaders, but I also haven't really thought about it so feel free to convince me....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 15th, 2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Our dollar is an indirect reflection of our...

Our dollar is an indirect reflection of our productivity relative to the US. A lower dollar can be a reflection of our poor productivity. I think this is one area that the Conservatives have failed...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 14th, 2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I don't agree. I think the pundits and media...

I don't agree.

I think the pundits and media live in a bit of a bubble and read too much into things between elections and early in elections. The majority of people don't tune in until a few...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 14th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I wonder if Mulcair resigns when this is as said...

I wonder if Mulcair resigns when this is as said and done. I think he will be the biggest loser in this election and I think the long knives will probably come out.

But not only that, being able...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Vandave
The Federal government is a joke compared to the...

The Federal government is a joke compared to the Provincial and Municipal governments. In my business, I avoid Federal work because it's so disgusting. The province is pretty good here in BC to be...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Vandave
If we had a referendum, I bet the biggest problem...

If we had a referendum, I bet the biggest problem is people wouldn't understand the question. 90% of voters would write "what's the CBC?" on the ballet.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 09:20 PM
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Posted By Vandave
In theory my household pays the CBC $120 per...

In theory my household pays the CBC $120 per year. I obviously pay a lot more than that because I foot the bill for most of the slackers in this country.

In reality, I probably pay $500 per...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Vandave
If we cut the CBC, it would pay for the new jets...

If we cut the CBC, it would pay for the new jets over their lifecycle. Two controversies solved with one stone.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Vandave
No, I don't hate the CBC. I hate that government...

No, I don't hate the CBC. I hate that government gives them $1.1 billion per year. Give me the option of opting out of that negative billing program and I'm fine with them.

I don't understand...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Maybe the CBC is confused about 'viral videos'. ...

Maybe the CBC is confused about 'viral videos'.

I bet they think the viral part means dead or dying. By that definition, the CBC is pushing out all sorts of viral videos.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I read that CBC News pulls a zero point zero (yes...

I read that CBC News pulls a zero point zero (yes 0.0) in the 18 to 49 demographic here in Vancouver. :lmao:

I was listening to some CBC in the car to get a sense of how their propaganda campaign...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Wow. Rick pulls 3,000 views on Youtube in two...

Wow. Rick pulls 3,000 views on Youtube in two years. :lmao:

I read that the evening CBC TV newshour sometimes pulls about 10,000 people in the ENTIRE Vancouver market, and I'm sure they paid off...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Vandave
The NDP? The guys who support oppression?

The NDP? The guys who support oppression?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Vandave
We shall see. I think it's too early to read...

We shall see. I think it's too early to read into those numbers. How do you know what the demographics of those early voters are?

I googled to check out images and this is what came up. Still...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Vandave
LOL if the greens get 2%. What a bunch of...

LOL if the greens get 2%. What a bunch of phonies. It's great that the public sees they aren't really a green party.

Hopefully that will mark the end of them and real green party can take their...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2015, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Vandave
No, I'm not in the centre. I am definitely right...

No, I'm not in the centre. I am definitely right of centre.

But I am not so far to the right that I wouldn't consider voting for a centrist party. If that party were to define themselves as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 12th, 2015, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Vandave
This is one reason I'm not voting Liberal. I...

This is one reason I'm not voting Liberal. I don't ever want the left thinking my vote is left of centre when I am voting centre.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 12th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I think the article needs more cartoons. ...

I think the article needs more cartoons.

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/476793433064214528/qQMEeRwz.jpeg
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2015, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I'm tired of people pulling out the racial card...

I'm tired of people pulling out the racial card on this issue. Are people really claiming that the majority of Canadians are racists?

You can disagree with people putting a bag on their head for...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2015, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I'm a dual citizen (British). I don't want to be...

I'm a dual citizen (British). I don't want to be PM so this doesn't affect me.

I think it's pretty hard to have divided loyalties with Britain because we're 99% on page with them. France is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I think Chretien set the precedent in some...

I think Chretien set the precedent in some respects by preventing Conrad Black from taking a title.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 8th, 2015, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Vandave
The UBC election stock market is another source,...

The UBC election stock market is another source, but the volume is too low and so it has a large bid/ask spread, so you have to interpret the numbers a little bit.

Sauder School of Business...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 8th, 2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I think fixed election dates are stupid. The...

I think fixed election dates are stupid. The current Federal election has been prolonged because of that. I'd rather elections be called on issues, as opposed to predetermined dates.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 8th, 2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I wonder if we can deport Mucliar back to France.

I wonder if we can deport Mucliar back to France.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 7th, 2015, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Vandave
He'll be looking for a job in about 6 months so...

He'll be looking for a job in about 6 months so maybe Alberta will take him in.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 7th, 2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Free is still too much money for me. I'll read...

Free is still too much money for me. I'll read that book for $500.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 7th, 2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I agree with Harper and the CRA on this issue. ...

I agree with Harper and the CRA on this issue.

You can't operate as a charity when all your efforts and money are spent on political activity and doing absolutely nothing for the environment.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 7th, 2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I had a look at the CBC news site yesterday and I...

I had a look at the CBC news site yesterday and I wish I took a screenshot. Every single story regarding the Conservatives had a negative slant while every story about the Liberals had a positive...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 7th, 2015, 12:51 AM
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Posted By Vandave
The biggest joke is they have to take money from...

The biggest joke is they have to take money from every taxpayer to make that garbage. It's an amazing time to be alive where people are cool with that. There are thousands of Canadians with funnier...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 6th, 2015, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Vandave
For the record, I think Harper is best right now...

For the record, I think Harper is best right now but I want to see a new face in two or three years. If the Conservatives moderate their views on social and crime and punishment issues, they'll...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 6th, 2015, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I don't think Muclair is doing what he thinks is...

I don't think Muclair is doing what he thinks is best, while I agree on the others. Muclair has taken too many positions on things in this election that make me think he is a typical political...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 6th, 2015, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I think Trudeau is our next PM whether in two...

I think Trudeau is our next PM whether in two weeks or two years. I think the questions swing voters face is do we put up with Harper for a couple more years while Trudeau gets his act and Liberal...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 3rd, 2015, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Actually somebody took two of my guns last week...

Actually somebody took two of my guns last week in a break-in. :mad:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 3rd, 2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Vandave
You'll never take my guns!

You'll never take my guns!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 3rd, 2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Vandave
That's not true at all. The things you do in...

That's not true at all.

The things you do in life put other people at risk... all the time.

If you go into public with a cold or the flu, you might kill an elderly person who wouldn't have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 3rd, 2015, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I read somewhere that the average car kills more...

I read somewhere that the average car kills more people than the average gun.

I would say AT LEAST 50% of car trips are truly unnecessary. We use our cars for leisurely purposes as much as for...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 3rd, 2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Vandave
If the primary goal of activists was to save...

If the primary goal of activists was to save lives, they would act completely differently.

If they were truly safety advocates as they claim, you'd see these people handing out visi vests, paying...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Vandave
http://truthaboutguns-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-c...

http://truthaboutguns-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/GunFactsInfographic1.jpg
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I think the better analogy is what would the left...

I think the better analogy is what would the left do if 100,000 Texas Republicans came fleeing to Canada after a Hillary victory?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Vandave
The NDP scandal was definitely tucked under the...

The NDP scandal was definitely tucked under the rug by the media.

I volunteered in prior elections and the NDP were playing some games around their Provincial and Federal resources in each other's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Vandave
These tools are generally only useful when you...

These tools are generally only useful when you can use the State to force them on people. Maybe we should be leery of giving the State too much power. Governments have killed far more people than...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Are 'Dog Whistle' politics really so wrong? How...

Are 'Dog Whistle' politics really so wrong? How is it any different from 'Dog Treat' politics or 'Dog Eat Dog' politics or 'Koreans Eat Dogs' politics?

Are you really offended that politicians...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I'll mark you down for 3 wives in that case. ;) ...

I'll mark you down for 3 wives in that case. ;)

What's the number for me to call to report you?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Vandave
The left (at least the 'academic wing') is very...

The left (at least the 'academic wing') is very inconsistent and hypocritical when it comes to religions not called Christianity. It's OK to bash Christians (I am a secular Buddhist fyi), criticize...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Vandave
In my opinion, the left has become the new...

In my opinion, the left has become the new religious right.

30 years ago, the religious right was fearful of 'cultural change' and believed in forcing their social beliefs onto people through...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Vandave
How many wives do you have BigDL and what's your...

How many wives do you have BigDL and what's your address / phone number?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Vandave
No, it's not fearful or disingenuous at all to...

No, it's not fearful or disingenuous at all to selectively use photographs of Republicans that make them look crazy. :rolleyes:

I'm far from a chearleader of Republicans and if I were American, I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Dr. G, I would suggest it is the left who is...

Dr. G, I would suggest it is the left who is afraid. Why else would that graphic be created if not for fear?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2015, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Dutch people don't give anything away for free. ...

Dutch people don't give anything away for free. Innocent.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 1st, 2015, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Vandave
There are definitely a lot of people on the left...

There are definitely a lot of people on the left who live in such an echo chamber. My step mother is into that crowd. She felt the NDP victory in Alberta was somehow a message to the Federal...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 1st, 2015, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Thanks. I think there is a political lesson...

Thanks.

I think there is a political lesson there. Harper has been given 3 terms as PM and he's been there for 10 years now. You can't spin away that type of longevity. It doesn't fit that our...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 1st, 2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I think the story of this election will be the...

I think the story of this election will be the exact same story as the last 4 elections.

Every election the opposition makes Harper the main target and the main issue. Before he governed, he...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 1st, 2015, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Ya, real thoughtful. LOL. Try political. He...

Ya, real thoughtful. LOL. Try political. He tries to come across as balanced, but he fills the editorial with slant and lies.

Saying Harper has the worst economic record is world class stupid. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2015, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Vandave
fjn, do you have brown eyes by any chance?

fjn, do you have brown eyes by any chance?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 28th, 2015, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I bet if I wore a bag over my head in the...

I bet if I wore a bag over my head in the courtroom, the judge would make me remove it.

We have a problem with judicial activism in this country.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 28th, 2015, 12:31 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Straight out of the BC NDP playbook.

Straight out of the BC NDP playbook.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 24th, 2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Patriarchy. I am the one who Patriarchs. ...

Patriarchy. I am the one who Patriarchs. beejacon
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 24th, 2015, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Vandave
This. :clap: The left is so politically...

This. :clap:

The left is so politically correct that they have come full circle and become the things they once hated.

20 years ago, the left would have opposed this kind of thing. Same with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 23rd, 2015, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Only? You guys get a disproportionate share of...

Only? You guys get a disproportionate share of seats as it is. It's not democratic.

I guess you guys and Quebec are more equal than others.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 23rd, 2015, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Vandave
Definitely it's better that way. But humans...

Definitely it's better that way. But humans aren't about what's better so much as what's better for me.

The whole charity industry is a great study in human nature. We fail in so many ways. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 22nd, 2015, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Baloney Meter: Would scrapping the CBC 'crater'...

Baloney Meter: Would scrapping the CBC 'crater' the CBC? - Politics - CBC News
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 22nd, 2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Maybe the Brits can sell us some used planes. ...

Maybe the Brits can sell us some used planes. Worked well with our subs.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 22nd, 2015, 09:22 PM
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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 22nd, 2015, 07:33 PM
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Because it's a way to double down on people...

Because it's a way to double down on people feeling good about themselves. :lmao:

If you donate $10, you can feel like you donated $20. The guys who actually donated that extra $10 count that as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 22nd, 2015, 07:30 PM
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I expected that the NDP would falter and drop...

I expected that the NDP would falter and drop back into the mid to high 20's, back to their traditional level of support. I think the drop from 35% to 29% is indicative of a trend that will...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 22nd, 2015, 06:34 PM
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As of now, I'm back on team Conservative after...

As of now, I'm back on team Conservative after leaning Liberal for a bit there.

I don't like Trudeau's talk about not working with Conservatives but being open to the NDP.

Had I voted Liberal,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 21st, 2015, 05:12 PM
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This guy sure knows what he is talking about,...

This guy sure knows what he is talking about, hey?

It's funny to me how political commentators can get this kind of stuff wrong so often. Pretty much nobody came out and said Harper was the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 18th, 2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Yes, the moral indignation from the left about...

Yes, the moral indignation from the left about 70% voting against Harper will be amazing should that transpire, as would their silence after an NDP win of equal numbers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 18th, 2015, 11:56 AM
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This guy sure knows what he is talking about,...

This guy sure knows what he is talking about, hey? ;)

It's funny to me how political commentators can get this kind of stuff wrong so often. Pretty much nobody came out and said Harper was the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 18th, 2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I saw him at a mall at few months before the...

I saw him at a mall at few months before the election and I followed close behind him to watch the reaction of other shoppers. Not a single person recognized him (you can tell by watching people)...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 18th, 2015, 10:23 AM
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I think the pundits usually get the debates...

I think the pundits usually get the debates wrong. To me, the winner of a debate is the guy who increases his polling numbers the most. To judge the winner of a debate, you need to think how it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 18th, 2015, 08:28 AM
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I agree. Muclair looked angry. I find his...

I agree. Muclair looked angry.

I find his intonation to be very creepy. What's up with that? Guy seems like a psycho.

I'm not just saying that because I hate NDP. I thought Mulcair did best...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 17th, 2015, 10:00 PM
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Where did I say the Libs were right of centre? ...

Where did I say the Libs were right of centre? By definition, they are the centre. :rolleyes:

The Liberals fundamentally believe in free enterprise. The NDP do not.

That's an important...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 17th, 2015, 08:13 PM
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So the Liberals are left wing, hey? If that...

So the Liberals are left wing, hey?

If that was the case, I wouldn't consider voting for them. Don't offend people like myself with your nonsense.

If I vote Liberal, it's not a vote against...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 17th, 2015, 05:39 PM
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It's such a strange thing to say when it could be...

It's such a strange thing to say when it could be said of any party. :rolleyes:

Don't embrace stupidity. You're better than that.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 16th, 2015, 09:45 AM
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So who's ready for a Great Leap Forward? I...

So who's ready for a Great Leap Forward?

I know I am... #ThommunistManifesto
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2015, 11:49 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I think I have seen about 30 Harper cartoons and...

I think I have seen about 30 Harper cartoons and zero of Trudeau or Santa Claire. The media hates Harper so much because he doesn't play their game and plays them instead. So much butthurt.

I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I think the pendulum swings both ways. It swung...

I think the pendulum swings both ways. It swung against the Conservatives for the first half of the campaign, but I think it goes the other way now.

I am on the fence between Conservative and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Here's another election ad... Santa Clair......

Here's another election ad...

Santa Clair...

Santa Clair is dressed in orange and white and he's throwing out presents like there is no tomorrow. He's give to the bad, the naught and the not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Vandave
If anybody in the media from the right ran a...

If anybody in the media from the right ran a comparable cartoon, you know the left would lose it, right?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I have a good election ad that I think the...

I have a good election ad that I think the Conservatives should run with...

All the leaders are at a restaurant and Muclair is up at the bar and buying everybody in the restaurant drinks. It's a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2015, 12:42 PM
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The problem is that the NDP do not hire competent...

The problem is that the NDP do not hire competent people. The people they put into positions of power are not accomplished at anything other than supporting their niche cause or lobbying. They have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2015, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Worked well for Stephan Dion. :lmao:

Worked well for Stephan Dion. :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Vandave
You have no idea how deep that trough goes. You...

You have no idea how deep that trough goes. You will in 3 years though.

If the NDP stopped at paying people more, I could almost live with it. What's really damaging with the NDP is they stick...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 13th, 2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Vandave
I bet Notley will even vote against herself in...

I bet Notley will even vote against herself in 3.5 years.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 13th, 2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Vandave
The media in our country is such a joke. The are...

The media in our country is such a joke. The are trying to create a narrative that the Conservatives are crashing with their poll numbers, when they dipped maybe 5% for a period there. That's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 13th, 2015, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Vandave
It's amazing to hear people get angry about the...

It's amazing to hear people get angry about the Conservatives hiring somebody. Talk about false outrage. How about you get angry if they actually do something that 'offends' you, instead of being...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 9th, 2015, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I work a lot with bureaucrats. They ignore laws...

I work a lot with bureaucrats. They ignore laws day in and day out, yet nobody thinks they should be jailed.

By the logic in this thread, I think Mulcair should be tossed in jail. How many NDP...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 9th, 2015, 09:31 PM
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Posted By Vandave
It's a horrible analogy. It also happens to be...

It's a horrible analogy. It also happens to be unnecessary because each situation is distinctly unique.

If anything, being treated like **** from a bureaucrat is a sign of equality.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 9th, 2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Vandave
That's because you're an extremist. It's blinds...

That's because you're an extremist. It's blinds you. :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 9th, 2015, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I disagree with some of these court rulings and I...

I disagree with some of these court rulings and I have always supported gay marriage and gay rights. At present, it seems to me that gay people can still get married if they simply go to another...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 9th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Vandave
My experience in life is that some "Progressives"...

My experience in life is that some "Progressives" are quite a nasty bunch. Some of them have serious hate for those who don't share their beliefs. A segment of those people feel that they have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 9th, 2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Vandave
If somebody fails at their job, you fire them. ...

If somebody fails at their job, you fire them. You don't lock them up in a cage.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 8th, 2015, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Look what the loons at the Tyee have to say: ...

Look what the loons at the Tyee have to say:

Haper's a climate villain and he's culpable for the Refugee crisis because of his climate record. If this were satire, it would be funny but sadly...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 8th, 2015, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Vandave
I was considering voting Liberal because I agree...

I was considering voting Liberal because I agree with their infrastructure deficit spending. That's good spending. Using money to retire productive people early isn't.

I also support...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 8th, 2015, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Vandave
Do you know what I fear more than an NDP...

Do you know what I fear more than an NDP government?

I fear the 'slow boil' scenario the most. It's the path that countries like France have taken with their Nanny State. Slowly over time, the...
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