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John Boehner On Debt Ceiling: Not Threatening Default Would Be 'Unconditional Surrender'

John Boehner On Debt Ceiling: Not Threatening Default Would Be 'Unconditional Surrender'

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 22:15:19 in Politics

“Don't worry folks, it's just the American system of checks and balances working as it was intended: Having one third of the government drive the other two thirds off a cliff.”
Larry Heather, Calgary Mayoral Candidate, Blasts Nenshi's Muslim Faith

Larry Heather, Calgary Mayoral Candidate, Blasts Nenshi's Muslim Faith

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 22:13:43 in Canada Alberta

“I suppose it's fitting that he's bringing God into the equation, he'll need a miracal to to unseat Nenshi. Course maybe if he prays real hard he might even get double digit votes.”
Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 16:42:00 in Canada Business

“From the business's point of view, it is sustainable.  They'll stay in businesses, they don't really care about who become unemployed.  They have no stake in the employment or even the quality of life of the workers.  They only care that they have obedient workers, and how to get obedient workers as cheaply as possible.

The only businesses that will stay in Canada are the ones that target Canadian consumers.  When it comes to manufacturing of products that are purchased across the world, that's going to be done in the country where it's the cheapest to make the product.  It's just how it is.”

905Matt on Oct 8, 2013 at 17:12:36

“you're right, that is just how it is... for now.i do not believe this strategy ultimately is sustainable for business or people alike.

At the core this is one of the major reasons for the state the US is in now and the general cause of the decline of the middle class.
In my opinion it is in the best interest for business to maintain a vibrant middle class.  The majority of the population can be happy with that. Unfortunately I believe it is the labour portion of business that will bare the brunt of the hardship that is yet to come at the hands of the pursuit for profit.  ”
Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 15:58:49 in Canada Business

“This is Canada, and the corporations can complain all they want.  They know they can move to whatever country that serves their interests the best.  Their system is sustainable because there will always be people who want something for less, and willing to look the other way to get it.

When it comes to people talking about the death of manufacturing in Canada, no one has ever proposed how to save it.  Aside from perhaps subsiding it, but there's virtually no return on subsiding a dying industry.  Sure some of the money gets back into the economy through the workers, but a chunk of it goes right into the company pockets and taken out of the country; making Canada all the poorer.”

905Matt on Oct 8, 2013 at 16:10:35

“I do not believe it is sustainable.  Because if you move your business every time you find cheaper labour the average wage continuously goes down.
As far as a "fix";Isn't it funny how when talking about the auto sector in Ontario, Toyota rarely comes up.  Their production / management / corporate system is far superior to the NA big 3.  I have done a great deal of reading on TPS is it is much more than "lean manufacturing".  From the top down the wage discrepancy is no where near what it is elsewhere.  There is no reason a production manager should be making that much more than a line worker, if that line worker has an adequate level of responsibility.  And that is what Toyota does, ensures everyone involved has adequate responsibility.  Some businesses get it, but most don't and just rely on the self-serving corporate america strategies.”
'Roboroach,' Remote-Controlled Cockroach, Sparks Ethics Debate

'Roboroach,' Remote-Controlled Cockroach, Sparks Ethics Debate

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 15:33:20 in Science

“Didn't people know already? The concepts of freedom and choice were an illusion in the first place. We are controlled by those illusions, not the other way around; but at a certain point we might indeed become the masters of freedom and choice, and 'freedom and choice' might be something we truly own.”
Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 15:20:29 in Canada Business

“Companies don't have that responsibility, government does.

It's just a simple reality that when governments force companies to be responsible they move elsewhere.

Unless we talk about tariffs that is, but that wouldn't serve the country very well on a whole.”

905Matt on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:42:14

“you are correct.  
On one hand however corporate america can't sit there and say that government is too big and complain about it's regulations (ie koch / tea party), then on the other hand abstain from responsibilities left open with a smaller government.
Almost everyone agrees governments suck at most things when there is a cost associated.  But if business isn't willing to take on the responsibility of less government then the system isn't sustainable.
Besides the day the American Supreme Court decided Corporations are people too, that societal responsibility we all have should have been passed along with it.”
Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 15:06:35 in Canada Business

“Don't you think that's the reason why they're leaving Canada in the first place?  That they decided that staying in Canada either means lower profits or going out of business altogether.

Businesses go where the money is, they don't leave countries out of 'spite'.”

905Matt on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:11:07

“I agree, but that system is broken; fair compensation is good for all.Long term sustainability isn't limited to corporate profits.  Companies have a responsibility to the communities around them.  Far too often that is shadowed by profit/greed.”
Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 14:51:48 in Canada Business

“None of these are incentives for businesses to actually set up shop in Canada.  Good for employees sure, but doesn't exactly give employers to do business in Canada.”

905Matt on Oct 8, 2013 at 14:52:45

“true, but employers need to start looking at long term sustainability not just short term profits.”
Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 14:50:12 in Canada Business

“All of those are consumer end, and none of those are incentives for people to actually do manufacturing in Canada; except maybe the last one, but there isn't exactly a huge market for that last when it comes to cars.  Relatively few people can afford to buy cars used unless they take on debt in the first place.”
Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Canadian Auto Manufacturing Faces Collapse, Even As Industry Booms

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 20:21:00 in Canada Business

“What advantages are there to do manufacturing in Canada exactly? You know, if there's any at all.”

North of Toronto on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:23:25

“We used to have cheap energy.”

905Matt on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:11:26

“skill level; oshawa GM has consistently been rated as one of the top quality car producers in North America.
social support; Canadian social support means we can "sleep easier at night" knowing we have the support (healthcare included) and therefore are better workers.
better public education system; starts out more youths on a better path and ability to transition into the working world.
Long Term
living wage; our manufacturing pays a living wage where over the long term our middle class is able to inject more money in the economy and produce a more sustainable economy. Walmart style manufacturing/business does not create a sustainable economy, it's an ever continual collapse from the bottom up.”

jamster88 on Oct 8, 2013 at 03:03:29

“Exactly.”

Jebus Lives on Oct 7, 2013 at 20:45:54

“We can bring those $1/hour jobs back from China..”
John Boehner: 'The Path We're On' Leads To Default

John Boehner: 'The Path We're On' Leads To Default

Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 11:56:56 in Politics

“Problem is, it might turn out both their wishes will come true...”
John Boehner: 'The Path We're On' Leads To Default

John Boehner: 'The Path We're On' Leads To Default

Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 11:56:09 in Politics

“I'm sure they own most of America already.”
You Might Hate Obamacare, But It's Saved These People's Lives

You Might Hate Obamacare, But It's Saved These People's Lives

Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 03:16:57 in Good News

“Took awhile, but the branding of "Obamacare" has pretty much backfired utterly and completely in the GOP's face.”

LoloNiSam on Oct 6, 2013 at 03:32:36

“GOTPers are in terror of Obamacare because if it succeeds, it would be loved by 90% (just like Medicare, SS and Medicaid) of the people and would be impossible to repeal, PLUS it is stamped with the name of the black guy in the White House.”
Tiger Attack At Oklahoma Zoo Leaves Worker Injured After She Sticks Her Arm Inside Cage

Tiger Attack At Oklahoma Zoo Leaves Worker Injured After She Sticks Her Arm Inside Cage

Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 21:00:20 in Green

“I believe there's more tigers in captivity than there are wild ones. Essentially, cages are the only thing keeping the species alive.”

Me Mongo on Oct 5, 2013 at 21:26:35

“That unfortunately is true for several species.”
Government Shutdown Stretches Into Fourth Day (LATEST UPDATES)

Government Shutdown Stretches Into Fourth Day (LATEST UPDATES)

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 21:17:11 in Politics

“The name of the game: Russian Roulette.

The rules: The gun has no bullets, and no one pulls the trigger.”
Ocean Acidification: State Of Seas In 'Fast Decline' According To Report

Ocean Acidification: State Of Seas In 'Fast Decline' According To Report

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 20:15:20 in Canada

“The Earth has seen anaerobic (oxygenless) oceans before, and each time has seen massive die-offs in species in mass-extinction events.”

4evercanadian on Oct 4, 2013 at 22:48:56

“There have been five mass extinction events, all likely caused by increasing CO2 and ocean acidification. The sixth is right around the corner. http://www.skepticalscience.com/Earths-five-mass-extinction-events.html
Here's A Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Fund The Government, No Strings Attached

Here's A Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Fund The Government, No Strings Attached

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 19:07:04 in Politics

“Would be all sorts of amusing if a vote was called and all those people suddenly decided at the last minute they didn't want to vote for a clean bill after all.”

fogcat5x on Oct 4, 2013 at 20:19:53

“that's the point, really. It puts those house members in a pickle about what they want their voters back home to think -- should they be tea party strong or should they vote for the cr?

it's easy to say they would, but they know they aren't given the chance so they can have it both ways except for this petition attempt from the Democrats”

Lucero65 on Oct 4, 2013 at 20:18:29

“It wouldn't be amusing at all. they would be out on the butts in 2014 for sure.”
Freemen-On-The-Land Grande Prairie: RCMP Issue Warning After Movement Members Refuse Eviction

Freemen-On-The-Land Grande Prairie: RCMP Issue Warning After Movement Members Refuse Eviction

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 19:03:48 in Canada Alberta

“If they don't believe in the law of the land, perhaps they should be open season to hunters...”

outwestbc on Oct 4, 2013 at 19:15:25

“Do I need a license to hunt these vermin?
Anything but catch and release, right?”
This Infographic Will Make You Realize Just How Bad Rhino Poaching Is

This Infographic Will Make You Realize Just How Bad Rhino Poaching Is

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 18:01:39 in Green

“I'd recommend 'domestication' and 'ranching'. In the end it's all about money, and there's going to be a break-off point where raising an animal then harvesting it becomes more viable and economical than poaching.

Or we can keep on this course of 'preservation' but really without stricter punishments and enforcements preservation is just a word. In the end their habitat will be turned into a parking lot or desert (whichever comes first) and we'll only see them in zoos.”

SESZOO on Oct 4, 2013 at 21:27:10

“As much as I would not want to see the domestication of a wild animal for the purpose of harvesting ,I have to agree on this otherwise I fear we'll see the end to Rhinos very soon of any sort. I don't know much about them but there must be a way to harvest the horn with out killing the animal and in a fairly painless way .”
Fox News Wants Obamacare To Speak English

Fox News Wants Obamacare To Speak English

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 17:44:42 in Latino Voices

“I wasn't aware that a person's language determined the types of diseases, sickness, and illnesses they'd have. Maybe our internal organs are determined by our religion as well?

What if I'm suffering from French internal bleeding, a Russian broken bone, and English collapsed lung? Does this mean I have to see a French, Russian, and English speaking doctor to be fixed up?”

Chuck Bruffey on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:02:32

“Apparently Dana Perino only speaks "bigot" which is a dialect of English spoken only in the South and Rural Red States and of course on Fox News.”
Reboot Cartoon Getting Reboot, Geeks Rejoice

Reboot Cartoon Getting Reboot, Geeks Rejoice

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 16:44:08 in Canada TV

“It's interesting how the show evolved from it's technical and storytelling stand points, was a shame that it never did get a proper conclusion on TV (or film). Hope the "reboot" does Reboot justice.”
Northern Lights Shine Above Colorado Wind Farm In Rare Appearance (VIDEO)

Northern Lights Shine Above Colorado Wind Farm In Rare Appearance (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 04:36:28 in Green

“It has to do with the Earth's magnetic field against solar radiation, so it has nothing to do with the ozone layer.”

gussman2000 on Oct 3, 2013 at 05:04:35

“Thank for that reply . Made me refresh my understanding of the event. Solar radiation interacting with the elements within the Earths magnetic Field. In the pic the Color is red in the Sky, Oxygen around 200 miles up radiates red due to the interaction. thanks for the heads up.”
Ancient Flowers May Have Bloomed When First Dinosaurs Roamed Earth, Fossils Suggest

Ancient Flowers May Have Bloomed When First Dinosaurs Roamed Earth, Fossils Suggest

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 01:49:08 in Science

“Reading comprehension apparently is not your strong suite.”

latxguy on Oct 3, 2013 at 02:05:35

“please go away, If you had half a brain I would be insulted but your intellect is that of a 7th grader. tell me what have you actually publish that required a science background?? Mickey mouse I assume. Tell me where and when have you actually had to use fossils and isotopes to compile a research. You are actually too funny!! lol”
This Quote Says Everything About The GOP's Shutdown Stand

This Quote Says Everything About The GOP's Shutdown Stand

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 00:51:58 in Politics

“"You get nothing! You lose! Good day sir!"”

Living in the Moment on Oct 3, 2013 at 00:57:02

“We were both recalling Jon Stewart's show...just posted the same thing. That clip was priceless.”
John Boehner Could End Shutdown Today If He Wanted To

John Boehner Could End Shutdown Today If He Wanted To

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 00:43:42 in Politics

“He's waiting for his bribe, I mean healthy financial assistance donation.”
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