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General Discussion / Re: Bargain Culture
« on: June 24, 2017, 11:27:40 pm »
Used shoes on EBay.   I've had great luck so far.

Also, EBay sport coats...   good scores there too.   And ties.   

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General Discussion / Re: Podcast Culture
« on: June 18, 2017, 10:24:38 pm »
I don't often listen to podcasts, but I did listen to an episode of Sam Harris where he interviewed Megan Phelps, who was a prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church and fled, along with her sister Grace.  Megan is a fascinating person with a compelling story, and it was a terrific interview.

I've listened to a bit of Joe Rogan.  He's also an interesting person. He has some interesting ideas about life and consciousness and the universe, but he seems to often veer into conspiratard territory, which is a big turn-off for me.

 -k

Agree completely about Rogan.  It really depends on the guest.  He's not the smartest guy, although he tries really hard!   He's entertaining and interesting. 

Al of Sam Harris' stuff is as good as the Phelps interview.   His stuff on A.I. is particularly interesting.  He has some great guests. 

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General Discussion / Re: Podcast Culture
« on: June 18, 2017, 08:48:32 am »
I like Sam Harris' podcast.   Also Joe Rogan can be good. 

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Canadian Politics / Re: Trudeau to Gay People: Sorry, my bad
« on: June 16, 2017, 07:19:42 pm »
I wonder about the value of these apologies.

Do people appreciate them?

Yes, they do.

They also appreciate that they no longer have a criminal record. 

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General Discussion / Re: Gender Culture
« on: June 12, 2017, 07:08:44 pm »
I would use he or she.  Whichever they wanted.   If I have to use made up words to save their feelings, then I likely won't be discussing much with them.

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Canadian Politics / Re: Conservative Party leadership race
« on: June 10, 2017, 01:37:12 pm »
Electoral irregularities....    these seem to be a regular occurrence with the CPC, including in general elections.

I think they have a lot of people with very low moral values when it comes to cheating in elections. 

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/new-concerns-emerge-over-conservative-leadership-voting-process/article35199810/?ref=https://www.theglobeandmail.com&

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Forum Administration / Re: testing testing
« on: April 23, 2017, 02:20:44 pm »
I have an iPad...   is it better to use this forum in the browser, or is Tapatalk a decent app for these types of forums?

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General Discussion / Re: the Happy thread!
« on: April 23, 2017, 11:32:15 am »
The pacifier doesn't seem to be working....   makes kitty angry!! 

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Forum Administration / Re: Host Censorship
« on: April 11, 2017, 07:55:52 pm »

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Canadian Politics / Re: On Canadian Values
« on: March 08, 2017, 08:49:27 am »
She's an MD, and yet she can't cure her own stupidity....

I don't actually disagree that we need to weed out undesirable, backwards thinking people....   but 3 yes/no questions is sheer idiocy. 

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Forum Administration / Re: Ok, what happened?
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:59:33 pm »
I had a loading error too....   

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Canadian Politics / Re: Justin Trudeau: the White Supremacist
« on: February 27, 2017, 01:01:22 pm »
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Treaties being signed today for the Nisga and Tsawwassen bands look to South Africa as a model...

Provide a cite for this claim.

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American Politics / Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« on: February 26, 2017, 04:26:03 pm »
Was Afghanistan won?  In my opinion the intentions of turning those countries into future Japan, Germany, and South Korea was a bit too naive.  A lesson the west is learning the hard way.  Those wars cost trillions of dollars and the way they were fought hadn't shown much of a return on investment in my opinion, however for someone else they may have as wars fought over there are better than being fought here.  Hard to say as none of us have a seat that close to power to know what's going on.

You seem to be contradicting yourself.

You say Obama was wrong to leave...   why was Canada right to leave Afghanistan before we won the war?



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Canadian Politics / Re: Justin Trudeau: the White Supremacist
« on: February 26, 2017, 04:15:02 pm »
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aboriginals are poor today therefore anything they demand is reasonable' mindset.

You claim that's the mindset, but you have no evidence.  There are plenty of restrictions on indigenous people's rights.  For instance, the right to hunt and fish are not absolute. 

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It is a ridiculous mindset to have because the hope is aboriginals will not always be poor but these special rights will still exist. What happens then?

Great!  They won't be poor!  They'll own businesses and have clean water and have some rights that other Canadians don't have.  I'm not scared of wealthy natives any more than I am of wealthy white people.  Why should I be?  What right do they have that would make me their serf?

Your post comparing natives to S. African whites is absolutely asinine and CC's mocking of it was absolutely correct.  There is no indigenous right to apartheid.  That's a ridiculous notion.

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Canadian Politics / Re: Justin Trudeau: the White Supremacist
« on: February 26, 2017, 12:08:12 pm »
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...no different from apartheid in South Africa where the aboriginals, instead of whites, get the special rights that the majority does not enjoy.

Looking at the REALITY of what occurs in Canada, this statement is actually crazy and bizarre.

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