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Thailand Political Protests Turn Violent

Thailand Political Protests Turn Violent

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 12:37:17 in World

“the resorts will be fine, even if there's a coup - especially if there's a coup, in fact. Best thing for you to do is not worry about your daughter as far as political unrest goes...there's a lot worse things in Thailand than politics. Not to scare you, but if she's got common sense and stays away from places there might be demonstrations, no problem at all, not even in Bangkok. Best thing for you to do? Relax.....”

Sharon Donaldson Bowen on Dec 6, 2013 at 23:32:24

“Thanks. She emails me. She said she is not in Bangkok anymore. Riding elephants!!! I guess you are right.Worse things can happen. =)”
Thailand Political Protests Turn Violent

Thailand Political Protests Turn Violent

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 12:35:15 in World

“this has nothing to do with Muslims.”
Group of Tory Backbenchers Pushing To Limit Prime Minister's Power

Group of Tory Backbenchers Pushing To Limit Prime Minister's Power

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 13:02:49 in Canada Politics

“"Changes to the leadership review would kick in only after the next election, one source said."

So what good is THAT? Tory "gradualism" doesn't apply to reform, clearly.

Gradualism is really radicalism; "Reform" really meant revanchism and reactionary policies and mentalities.

Canadian political discourse is increasingly doublespeak.”

oldfolks on Nov 29, 2013 at 14:35:15

“Always has been and won't change as long as the political parties control the the electoral system .”
Elsipogtog Fracking Injunction Sought, Chief Warns Of More Action

Elsipogtog Fracking Injunction Sought, Chief Warns Of More Action

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 14:48:04 in Canada Politics

“Ask that of the oil companies, and the politicians. when are THEY going to pay for themselves?”
Elsipogtog Fracking Injunction Sought, Chief Warns Of More Action

Elsipogtog Fracking Injunction Sought, Chief Warns Of More Action

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 13:38:36 in Canada Politics

“the oil and gas companies need more taxpayer money to keep THEM going, too, and they get FAR MORE than the natives get. They also get darn-near-free giveaways of resources and pay f-all in royalties. Give your heard a shake. When are the oil and gas companies going to stand on their own without free access to resources and without massive government subsidy?????”
Rob Ford's Sun News Show May Not Last Long Due To CRTC Rules

Rob Ford's Sun News Show May Not Last Long Due To CRTC Rules

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 21:54:31 in Canada Business

“except Jerry Springer is a brilliant speaker when not provoking audiences with cheap-thrills insanity. And he's not HIMSELF insane or a drug abuser etc....”
Rob Ford Police Documents Reveal New Drug Allegations, Involvement With Suspected Sex Worker: Reports

Rob Ford Police Documents Reveal New Drug Allegations, Involvement With Suspected Sex Worker: Reports

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 21:46:34 in Canada Politics

“well, unless it's one filmed on the "getaways" with Harper and Flaherty (shudder).”
Rob Ford's Sun News Show May Not Last Long Due To CRTC Rules

Rob Ford's Sun News Show May Not Last Long Due To CRTC Rules

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 13:18:17 in Canada Business

“So, SunMedia wants to air a show from someone spouting obscenities, getting in fights, has associations with drug dealers and so on....... this is the neo-con more-moral-than-thou channel right? ROTFL. And yet they want to crucify Justin Trudeau for the smallest bit of whatever.....”

rick 86 on Nov 15, 2013 at 18:29:09

“More of their standard distraction practices.
Loose the squirrels.”

Xavier Jumbo G on Nov 15, 2013 at 14:41:40

“They already have ezra irrelevant as the combative potty mouth. I wonder how michael coren feels about this.? Its just a circus over there.”

NTodd on Nov 15, 2013 at 14:17:35

“At least Ford will raise the level of respectability of Sun News.”
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan 2013: How Canadians Can Make Donations

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan 2013: How Canadians Can Make Donations

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 13:29:06 in Canada Impact

“for more direct aid than the international NGOs now making appeals, visit this Philippines-based social news blog for information on specific local regions and organizations that do not involve world-spanning bureaucracies.

http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/43300-reliefph-victims-typhoon-yolanda-help

And note this advisory, which applies to the big NGOs as much as to the smaller local ones.

Donors are advised to conduct due diligence before donating money directly to personal bank accounts. Ask the organization or individual receiving the deposit for an acknowledgement receipt and how they intend to spend the money.”
Erin Shirreff, Artist, Wins Aimia AGO Photography Prize

Erin Shirreff, Artist, Wins Aimia AGO Photography Prize

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 21:17:01 in Canada British Columbia

“I'm curious as to why Kamloops Lake wasn't identified by name.....pretty sure that's where that is.”
New Rob Ford Tape: 'I Need F***ing 10 Minutes To Make Sure He's Dead'

New Rob Ford Tape: 'I Need F***ing 10 Minutes To Make Sure He's Dead'

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 18:40:13 in Canada Politics

“and why feature the SunMedia short version when TorStar's full version (34 seconds, no ads) is available on YouTube (because I can't link it, heres' the title "Rob Ford in video rant (Full version)"))”
New Rob Ford Tape: 'I Need F***ing 10 Minutes To Make Sure He's Dead'

New Rob Ford Tape: 'I Need F***ing 10 Minutes To Make Sure He's Dead'

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 12:58:11 in Canada Politics

“Was it really necessary to subject us to 8 seconds of SunMedia adverts on 12 seconds of video? HuffPo probably provides 80% of the hits that come to that noxious news service's website....”

Skookum1 on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:40:13

“and why feature the SunMedia short version when TorStar's full version (34 seconds, no ads) is available on YouTube (because I can't link it, heres' the title "Rob Ford in video rant (Full version)"))”
Justin Bieber Yells 'I'm The King Of The World' While Dancing To Own Song At Party In Brazil (REPORT)

Justin Bieber Yells 'I'm The King Of The World' While Dancing To Own Song At Party In Brazil (REPORT)

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 00:25:26 in Canada Music

“"invited some woman to his abode"

only one?? and not even telling us who she was?

"women"”
David Suzuki's Fukushima Warning Is Dire And Scary (VIDEO)

David Suzuki's Fukushima Warning Is Dire And Scary (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 13:51:09 in Canada British Columbia

“the nuclear industry has made billions on building their poison-based economy for years. So has the oil industry.

millions vs billions is three orders of magnitude.

How much do you get per post for spewing your anti-Suzuki posts btw?”
Tory 'Tough On Crime' Policies Making Prisons Unsafe, Workers Say

Tory 'Tough On Crime' Policies Making Prisons Unsafe, Workers Say

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 01:52:51 in Canada Politics

“doesn't work repeatedly for me; I just come to "all notifications" now because to use the drawbar also wipes them out of notifications, which are no longer cumulative; once you've looked at them, they're gone, even if you didn't successfully load them because of the aforementioned problem/error/response.
Somebody didn't do enough testing....or deliberately wanted to screw this place up.”
Tory 'Tough On Crime' Policies Making Prisons Unsafe, Workers Say

Tory 'Tough On Crime' Policies Making Prisons Unsafe, Workers Say

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 14:00:51 in Canada Politics

“it appears it's not just the new "conversations" app that doesn't work right, it's also the polling app too, I tried to "vote" and got "communication failure"....how emblematic of this country right now huh?...... HuffPo, you need a new systems contractor.....”

Tony frm Banff on Nov 2, 2013 at 14:46:38

“Worked fine for me!!”
The Economist Receives Ridiculously Canadian Letter To The Editor

The Economist Receives Ridiculously Canadian Letter To The Editor

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 13:00:29 in Canada Business

“I mean the line about making love in the canoe...but i suppose in retrospect it WAS Pierre Berton.”
The Economist Receives Ridiculously Canadian Letter To The Editor

The Economist Receives Ridiculously Canadian Letter To The Editor

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 00:55:12 in Canada Business

“wasn't that Pierre? I mean, THE Pierre (Trudeau)?”

AlisonCarnie on Nov 1, 2013 at 09:42:31

“In the picture, absolutely glorious, eh!”
Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 01:23:00 in Canada

“I just wish he'd emailed us all our own files......”
Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 01:22:36 in Canada

“status quo apologists? I see no apologies from critics of Snowden here...I see hate-mongers.”

contest d on Oct 31, 2013 at 11:31:51

“Hate-mongering is certainly key to the status quo (American Dreamers), I was just adding that it is result of being unable to conceive of dissent outside a narrow and exclusionary understanding of democratic process, hence 'apologizing' for the status quo.”
Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 01:20:56 in Canada

“9-11 had nothing to do with spying on senior German and Brazilian politicians. You're comparing apples and oranges...but hey, that's your job isn't it?”

mustlovecats on Nov 1, 2013 at 01:00:24

“And you think they're not doing the same? B. S...”
Harper: Nothing Wrong With Tories Paying Duffy's Legal Expenses

Harper: Nothing Wrong With Tories Paying Duffy's Legal Expenses

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 19:35:45 in Canada Politics

“for the Wild Rose Party.”
Patrick Brazeau: Call For Inquiry Into Missing Aboriginal Women Led To Downfall

Patrick Brazeau: Call For Inquiry Into Missing Aboriginal Women Led To Downfall

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 00:59:26 in Canada Politics

“well, THAT speaks to the very wrong notion that Senators should only be political hacks, and not elder statesmen of all backgrounds and persuasions. Elijah Harper for example, or another distinguished elder or activist, is really what the Upper House should have in it, as far as natives go......or an actor or writer, for that matter. The last thing the Upper House should be is a watering hole for semi-retired political hatchetman, or career-minded up-and-comers in politics. Sober second thought and "drunk on power" thought are two different things.

It would take far too much courage, and a political objectivity that is just not present in this country, to appoint (for example) Margaret Atwood or David Suzuki to the Senate....or, where he alive to enrichen the place, Chief Dan George.”
Patrick Brazeau: Call For Inquiry Into Missing Aboriginal Women Led To Downfall

Patrick Brazeau: Call For Inquiry Into Missing Aboriginal Women Led To Downfall

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 22:38:49 in Canada Politics

“ah yes, the standard Torybot character assassination ploy....as a witty friend of mine observed "the problem with character assassination is you have nothing to shoot back at".”
Patrick Brazeau: Call For Inquiry Into Missing Aboriginal Women Led To Downfall

Patrick Brazeau: Call For Inquiry Into Missing Aboriginal Women Led To Downfall

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 22:37:43 in Canada Politics

“short p.s.

Compare the kid gloves treatment that Vic Toews has been given despite the matter with his kids' nanny, and the other one about appointing one of his lovers to the bench.”
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