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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #705 on: October 27, 2020, 02:56:20 pm »
It's part and parcel of the democratic system we choose wilbur. It's not perfect but it's probably still the best.
But it can work reasonably well in a socially responsible society such as Canada. It can't work and isn't working in a greedy capitalist society such as the US.

Trump? Seriously?

Why is Trump and/or the USA in EVERY **** post you make?   
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #706 on: October 27, 2020, 03:02:24 pm »
Why is Trump and/or the USA in EVERY **** post you make?

Because the outcome and the consequences are the most important issue in the world today!
I see a fascist regime in the making if Trump can get another 4 years.
And fwiw, I can easily see America resorting to the Kennedy solution if it becomes necessary.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #707 on: October 27, 2020, 03:06:26 pm »
In what way?

Calling doctors hired by the Conservatives Liberal donors because the Conservatives don't like what they have to say.

Discrediting the safety of voting by mail in Canada, because of course they would.

Endangering Canada's medical device and medical research industry to score political points.

Attempting to act like the deficits is more important than people's lives.

That's just in the last week.

Edit: I forgot this gem

https://twitter.com/journo_dale/status/1320849157838512128?s=20

And this one

https://twitter.com/journo_dale/status/1320798033706180610?s=20
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #708 on: October 27, 2020, 03:07:50 pm »
Exactly, it's the only occupation where we expect people to lie, even in writing. And we pay them to do it. Sad.

I expect people to lie all of the time. They invariably do. How nave if you believe otherwise.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #709 on: October 27, 2020, 03:08:16 pm »
Because the outcome and the consequences are the most important issue in the world today!
I see a fascist regime in the making if Trump can get another 4 years.
And fwiw, I can easily see America resorting to the Kennedy solution if it becomes necessary.

Nothing to do with the topic.  Youre a one-trick pony.  Maybe bordering on troll.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #710 on: October 27, 2020, 03:10:13 pm »
B.C. infection rates are looking very bad all of a sudden. If the current trend continues and escalates, it's going to make true fkng believers out of a lot of the 'fake virus' thinkers!
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #711 on: October 27, 2020, 03:34:10 pm »
Edit: I forgot this gem

https://twitter.com/journo_dale/status/1320849157838512128?s=20

And this one

https://twitter.com/journo_dale/status/1320798033706180610?s=20

Is this guy an actual journalist or an ideologue activist pretending to be a journalist?

I have to admit, i don't follow what these idiot politicians say to each other everyday because it would turn my mind into vomit.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #712 on: October 27, 2020, 03:43:14 pm »
Is this guy an actual journalist or an ideologue activist pretending to be a journalist?

I have to admit, i don't follow what these idiot politicians say to each other everyday because it would turn my mind into vomit.

He's an actual journalist who specializes in Parliamentary procedure. These things are not normal that are going on. As someone who doesn't follow, you might not realize it.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #713 on: October 27, 2020, 05:47:26 pm »
Because the outcome and the consequences are the most important issue in the world today!
I see a fascist regime in the making if Trump can get another 4 years.
And fwiw, I can easily see America resorting to the Kennedy solution if it becomes necessary.

This is the Canadian Politics forum.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #714 on: October 27, 2020, 05:49:16 pm »
I expect people to lie all of the time. They invariably do. How nave if you believe otherwise.

No they don't. I know plenty of people who don't lie.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #716 on: October 27, 2020, 07:16:42 pm »
All of us lie. Again, nave:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/09/everybody-lies-how-google-reveals-darkest-secrets-seth-stephens-davidowitz

White lies yes, but what level of lying are you prepared to accept from government and elected officials? What are acceptable lies and what are bad lies or do you care?
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #717 on: October 27, 2020, 07:37:04 pm »
White lies yes, but what level of lying are you prepared to accept from government and elected officials? What are acceptable lies and what are bad lies or do you care?

Not just white lies:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-06/uoma-urf061002.php#:~:text=The%20study%2C%20published%20in%20the,was%20a%20very%20surprising%20result.

We lie about everything. It's human.

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« Reply #718 on: October 27, 2020, 08:24:58 pm »
All of us lie. Again, nave:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/09/everybody-lies-how-google-reveals-darkest-secrets-seth-stephens-davidowitz

Does that mean Trump's lies are ok?  I don't think so.

If you lied repeatedly in order to deceive your boss you'd be fired or at least in big trouble.  We're the boss of these politicians.  They take an oath to serve their country.  If you serve your own interests above that of the country when in public office representing constituents you're just a piece of crap.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #719 on: October 27, 2020, 08:56:02 pm »
Does that mean Trump's lies are ok? 

It must, since we all do it every single day.

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If you lied repeatedly in order to deceive your boss you'd be fired or at least in big trouble.  We're the boss of these politicians.

First, I don't have a boss. I am the boss. People change the context of things to make themselves look good all the time. They shift blame to make things not their fault. Outside of Donald Trump, most political 'lies' fall into this category. If you actually possess the ability to be even a little bit introspective, you'll realize that you do the same things that you slander politicians for.