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So, it seems that some want their own little safe space where they can all bask in the glow of socialism without reproach, 'cause everyone who shows up with facts automatically qualifies as a "lecturer" and a "troll" & the micro-aggressions give them headaches. Wah frickin' wah...

Fine.

This thread is where we'll dissect that little utopia into it's distinct parts & feed it back to them, tenfold.

Everyone welcome here. If you can defend your position with facts, post something. If you can't, consider yourselves beat & go back to the feel good place...
 

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So, the first topic I'd like to dissect is, what the hell took the NDP so long to decide to do nothing, diddley-squat, with the Royalty Review?

There are some on these boards who feel that doing nothing & taking the better part of a year to do it has not chased off investment. They do not understand that the longer indecision reigns, the less confidence investors will have & they will go elsewhere to find a safer place to invest. As investors, their job is to invest money, not wait while some green, inexperienced government vacillates & waffles over Royalty Rates until the cows come home. What is so difficult with that concept? How long should investors wait? A day? A week? A month? A year? Too late...

So, here we are, months later & the decision is "no decision, we're not gonna do anything" & somehow that's hailed as progress? WTF?

The people in this province who were not NDP supporters in the first place could have told them that very thing on day one! And saved investment in the process!!!
 

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The next one I'm going to tackle is the BS concept that the Knotheads are somehow supportive of Big Oil. However, offerings of beer have been made & that takes priority over the Knotheads.

If you have something to offer in the mean time, feel free.
 

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So, it seems that some want their own little safe space where they can all bask in the glow of socialism without reproach, 'cause everyone who shows up with facts automatically qualifies as a "lecturer" and a "troll" & the micro-aggressions give them headaches. Wah frickin' wah...



Fine.



This thread is where we'll dissect that little utopia into it's distinct parts & feed it back to them, tenfold.



Everyone welcome here. If you can defend your position with facts, post something. If you can't, consider yourselves beat & go back to the feel good place...

In other words, everyone is not welcome here. Why beat around the bush?


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Hey, if you can defend your position, feel free. You haven't been able to anywhere else, I don't see that changing here. You avoid answering questions &, when the going gets tough & you are unable to respond to facts, you accuse people of trolling & lecturing & start doing the "Progressive Squirm", red herrings, ad homs, strawman arguments, whatever you can do to distract from the topic at hand. Your latest incarnation is that goofy thread you just started...

The thing is, I've been using kid gloves everywhere else. This thread, it's open season. Prepare to be offended.

In other words, everyone is not welcome here.
 

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(Haven't forgot about the "Knotheads supporting Big Oil" BS...)

So, over the course of the last few years there have been a number of left based or oriented news sources either editing comments or outright banning comments. Granted, there are trolls on both sides of the argument but by selectively editing or outright banning comments, any legitimate criticism is immediately sent to the bit bin. How does that further the discussion?

The Grunion is the latest to fall into this ever-widening hole.

The Guardian has announced it will close comments underneath articles on race, immigration, and Islam. The reason, according to the ultra-progressive newspaper, is that such topics attract an “unacceptable level of toxic commentary.”
In other words, they can't defend their position.

Curious that the ones who preach "Freedom of Speech" the loudest are the first to knuckle under...
 

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Did you see the "progressive" rant against the Doritos Superbowl ad featuring an unborn baby:

Abortion Rights Group Attacks Doritos Super Bowl Ad for "Humanizing" Fetus - The Gateway Pundit

The pro-abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America attacked Doritos for “humanizing” a fetus depicted in ultrasound imaging in an ad promoting the popular snack chip that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
Humanizing a human baby? Perfect!

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
 

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Can you blame them Macfury? They've worked really hard to build the reality distortion field that makes those little clumps of tissue expendable. Ultrasound to a progressive is like sunshine to a vampire. I'm sure that commercial burned their eyes.
 

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Can you blame them Macfury? They've worked really hard to build the reality distortion field that makes those little clumps of tissue expendable. Ultrasound to a progressive is like sunshine to a vampire. I'm sure that commercial burned their eyes.
I've recently started suggesting that the "progressives" who are anti-carnivore would be perfectly happy if I ate fetal animals--they're not real cows and pigs.
 

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They've worked really hard to build the reality distortion field that makes those little clumps of tissue expendable.
Yep. It's a woman's right to abort if she wants to. Fine.

Except in the case of a chromosomal defect.

Then, apparently, it's an "extinction event."
Down's Syndrome people risk 'extinction' at the hands of science, fear and ignorance

But what do most women do when their baby tests positive for Down’s? They abort. Around 90 per cent of pregnancies that involve the condition end in a termination. In 2014, 693 abortions were carried out for this reason – a jump of 34 per cent since 2011. The rise is blamed on increased access to blood tests via private clinics. American campaigners warn of the risk of "extinction". In Denmark, the head of a midwife association blandly told a newspaper: "When you can discover almost all the foetuses with Down Syndrome, then we are approaching a situation in which almost all of them will be aborted."
M'bold.

So, which is it?

The hypocrisy is stunning.
 

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Gotta love a good, old fashioned Progressive tax policy...

For Cam Newton, Adding Super Tax Insult to Super Bowl Injury

Now let’s look at the tax implication for Cam Newton.

If the Panthers win the Super Bowl, Newton will earn another $102,000 in playoff bonuses, but if they lose he will only net another $51,000. The Panthers will have about 206 total duty days during 2016, including the playoffs, preseason, regular season and organized team activities (OTAs), which Newton must attend or lose $500,000. Seven of those duty days will be in California for the Super Bowl… To determine what Newton will pay California on his Super Bowl winnings alone, …looking at the seven days Newton will spend in California this week for Super Bowl 50, he will pay the state $101,600 on $102,000 of income should the Panthers be victorious or $101,360 on $51,000 should they lose.

So what was Cam’s marginal tax rate for playing yesterday?

Losing means his effective tax rate will be a whopping 198.8%. Oh yeah, he will also pay the IRS 40.5% on his earnings.

In other words, Cam Newton will pay a Barack Obama-style flat tax. The rules are very simple. The government simply takes all your money.
M'bold.

Further:

However, if the Super Bowl was in a city like Dallas and Miami, there would have been no additional tax.
Ouch...
 

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A shining example of Progressive gov't.

Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

The only question now is whether Venezuela's government or economy will completely collapse first.

The key word there is "completely." Both are well into their death throes.
M'bold.

More:

Even triple-digit oil prices, as Justin Fox points out, weren't enough to keep Venezuela out of the red when it was spending more on its people but producing less crude. So it did what all poorly run states do when the money runs out: It printed some more. And by "some," I mean a lot, a lot more. That, in turn, became more "a lots" than you can count once oil started collapsing in mid-2014. The result of all this money-printing, as you can see below, is that Venezuela's currency has, by black market rates, lost 93 percent of its value in the past two years.

It turns out Lenin was wrong. Debauching the currency is actually the best way to destroy the socialist, not the capitalist, system.
Italics from the link.

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Venezuela asks more than 100 malls to close to save electricity

Shops in malls across Venezuela have closed their doors early to comply with a government electricity rationing order.

Venezuela’s socialist government is asking more than 100 malls to close or generate their own power four hours each day...
 

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Don't blame Chavez--his dictatorial intentions were good.
Maybe that's why PM Pompadour admires Chinese dictatorships so much...
 

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So...

In "real" science, you develop a hypothesis, collect empirical data & then see if that data supports your hypothesis. Or not.

In Progressive science, there's no need to go through that whole time consuming, resource eating data collection process. Progressive's already knows they're correct & merely need to go to the courts to "prove" it...

How the progressive left intends to use the courts to harass those who don’t agree with them on the climate

On February 10th, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (“ACS”) hosted a panel discussion on legal approaches and activities associated with “combatting” climate change through legal action. Topics covered were RICO prosecutions, climate torts and the Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan. The session was organized and moderated by Lisa Heinzerling, the attorney who was brought into EPA to manage the legal analysis of how to extend the agency’s powers beyond the limits of the Clean Air Act in order to implement the environmental activists’ climate agenda, and who had previously won the Massachusetts v. EPA case enabling EPA to regulate carbon dioxide.
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The Law, Lawsuits, And Climate Change

David Schnare wrote about how the progressive left intends to use the courts to harass those who don’t agree with them on the climate. His focus was on corporations and special interest groups using such legal devices as RICO to intimidate, harass, and even silence those with different opinions. The reality is they are all tantamount to suppression of speech, which creates the paradox of using the law to defeat free speech; the most fundamental of human rights.
Tip for the Progressives: If you cannot find any empirical, measurable evidence to support your hypothesis of Global Warming, your hypothesis has failed.
 

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Further on that shiny example of Progressivism, Venezuela.

Venezuela Declares Another Emergency: It Has Run Out of Food

Venezuela’s opposition legislature has declared a “nutritional emergency,” proclaiming that the country simply does not have enough food to feed its population. The move comes after years of socialist rationing and shortages that forced millions to wait on lines lasting as long as six hours for a pint of milk, a bag of flour, or carton of cooking oil.
 
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