Dec 8, 2013 at 17:56:39
“Well how long will it last anyway? I hardly think in a generation the bag will be in fashion Muslim or not. But I do love the way the government has okayed her oppression.”
ashestoashes7 on Dec 8, 2013 at 21:02:51
“You probably do not personally know too many Muslims. Muslim women in Canada make a conscious and well-reasoned decision to wear hijab. They are not being oppressed. I find it reassuring to know the government here is respectful of the diverse observances of the population, and attentive to the concerns of all of its constituents.”
Nov 24, 2013 at 16:21:20
“As far as I can tell all the parties are more or less the same. None of them have any new ideas just the rehashed policies of failure. Where are the new ideas the political class is well paid to provide? Anyone? I'm not voting for the same old more or less crap.”
“1% tax on financial transactions on personal portfolios over $1 million & and all business financial transactions. 1/2% goes to the federal government. 1/2 goes to the state governments. Direct the proceeds solely toward infrastructure.
gluwman on Nov 21, 2013 at 01:24:59
“I am open to discussing some kind of transaction tax, yes I do have some investments. I actually like your idea of investing in infastructure, it is much needed. The problem with that is that once both governments get their hands on the money, they will either defund infastructure accounts by that much, or transfer that money to somewhere else. States do this all the time--look at Lottery proceeds, or cigarette taxes as they never really end up where they are supposed to go.”
khawk2000 on Nov 21, 2013 at 01:05:25
“Hee! Hee! You can't wait to get your little grubby redistribution of wealth hands on my money can you? If I were you I would just screw the government and show up on the ranch and claim what is rightfully yours!
It won't end well, when the dogs are finished I'll double tap center body mass.
Yeah your are right, You should take the Govt route to steal from me!
Nov 17, 2013 at 17:33:09
“Get rid if the current Bond. Restore the ultra competent Bond who is low key yet sophisticated and worldly and you'll have something. Some metro dude with women issues is and has been revolting to watch and has harmed the brand. Just a terrible direction.”
“The government has not taxed all it can. The tax rates are far too low. And taxing financial transactions has not been done. A 1% tax on financial transactions would completely wipe out the deficit and allow for endless infrastructure improvements.”
“There is a lot of religious fanaticism in the US. Also in Israel. Enough to negate your point I think.”
gkrtmozart on Nov 15, 2013 at 22:36:13
“I think not.
Yes, we all have some religeous extremists in our midsts, the difference is that ours are a relatively small minority. The difference is that the US and Israel are secular societies, while Iran is a Theocracy, and the extremists are in charge over there.”
Nov 14, 2013 at 21:33:51
“A steak at Zehrs can cost over $12. This for a chemically aged non descrip cut less than 3/4" thick. In the US they would use it for hamburger. Steaks there are thick and good quality. Our grocery stores are run by accountants guarantying that the quality is as poor as they can get away with and the prices are as high as they can get away with. In no way does quality enter the equation. Well unless you want a special cut (still 1/2 the US quality) then it cost more per lb than silver.”
“I'm no expert but Israel seems to be wholly dependent on the US for survival.
At any rate, the topic is Iran's goal of nuclear bomb ambitions. I stick to my suggestion that the local arms race is more influential over their planning. Nuclear war against the US is futile. A bomb for Iran is just a deterrent and Israel is the only nuclear adversary in the region with ambitions to attack. It is, according to Israel, imminent. If I was leading Iran I would be after one.
I am not in favour of any nuclear weapons but this is reality.”
“Completely agree. I see Israel as a US extension so defense against one is also against the other.”
Dosadi on Nov 14, 2013 at 21:02:27
“That would imply that Israel is not a sovereign country and you would be wrong to assume this. Israel is its own country and defends itself. When the country was formed the US promised to always be an ally and a source of protection but the defense of the US is not tied to the defense of Israel as they do a good job of providing their own protections.”
Nov 14, 2013 at 19:31:42
“Molson cranks out corp beer with no oversight on the ingredients. It is basically alcoholic pop. As has been stated look around for microbrewery beer it is fantastic. Or, try making your own it is fairly easy.”
hphoenix on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:13:45
“You're lucky. We've been a few of the local places with microbreweries and their beer is literally undrinkable. It was like they were practicing on the paying customers until they got something half way to right.”
“Iran would want a nuke a lot less if Israel wasn't armed to the teeth with them. And I might add Israel has had no inspections.”
AmAllen1 on Nov 15, 2013 at 15:12:39
“Israel worries me a lot less than Iran though...”
OGHWS on Nov 15, 2013 at 13:30:02
“That and the "We want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth"”
Sam Bark on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:27:34
“holbrooker - your comment does not hold any water, if Israel has nukes, and it is a big IF, and they intended to use it against any Arab country or Iran, they could have done is long time ago.... just to prove that your logic is upside down. Try again.”
gkrtmozart on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:21:07
“That giant question mark regarding Israel's nukes is about the only thing that has kept the surrounding countries from attacking with anything other than terrorist tactics. Iran has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel from the map, and while the more moderate new president of Iran looks promising to the West, given the history, Israel (who, though possessing nukes for decades has not used them) fears a nuclear Iran, as the Ayatollah is still the supreme ruler, and hostile toward Israel.
The fear is that religious fanaticism could rationalize and in it's bizarre way of thinking, justify a first strike on Israel or the West. Yes, the response in such a scenario would be the annihilation of Iran, but a religious fanatic in charge there may not care about such a consequence.
Is this not obvious?
What the US did to Iran in the '50s has a lot to do with this mess too, but the history can't be undone, and we have no choice now but to proceed from where we find ourselves.”
Dosadi on Nov 14, 2013 at 20:05:26
“The nuke they may or not want is not to defend against Israel. It is to prevent the country that overthrew their government in 1953 for messing with them ever again.”
Nov 14, 2013 at 19:21:49
“Let's have drug tests for everyone in the public sector. It would be great to see who the hypocrites are (usually the loudest critics). Box cars of crack & cocaine go into TO. The mayor should resign but he is hardly alone.”