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General Discussion / Re: Defund the Police
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on April 16, 2021, 02:16:21 pm »
Anyway, the problem is cops are trained to be afraid for their lives at all times, which leads them to react as if they are in danger even when they are not.

I agree.  But they're also afraid for their lives.  Many of the people they're dealing with are armed.  I'd give the middle finger to a fellow driver in Canada, I don't do it in the US because my Cali friend told me not to.  The stupid gun culture down there is a part of this, and that's never going to change.  They can improve the police but the country is frankly hopeless overall.
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General Discussion / Re: Gender Culture
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on April 16, 2021, 02:07:20 pm »
The humiliation is part of the point.

Possibly, but what evidence do you have to assume this?  They're pretty dumb and ignorant in Florida too aside from being just arses.
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The World / Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on April 16, 2021, 02:04:22 pm »
Ontario definitely didn't do well. The massacre in Ontario care homes speaks to that.

I think this points to the disgusting state of the healthcare system in the province that's been eroding and underfunded for decades and also the state of the privatized longterm system in ON and elsewhere.  We can blame Ford a bit for that I agree but not all of it and probably not most of it.  He was only in power a year and a half before COVID came.

In terms of restrictions Ford has kicked Trudeau's butt, in terms of vaccine rollout Ford gov has whimpered.
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The World / Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Last post by JMT on April 16, 2021, 01:54:01 pm »
Someone like Doug Ford was doing a surprisingly good job and better than Trudeau, at least until the vaccine rollout which ON has effed up.

Ontario definitely didn't do well. The massacre in Ontario care homes speaks to that.
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$150 a year EV tax in leu of fuel taxes is dirt cheap. If your car has a 50L tank and you live in metro Vancouver, $150 is the amount of tax you would pay on 5 tank fulls.

Where is government going to get all that money if everyones drives EV's?
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Canadian Politics / Re: Something to Talk About: O'Toole's non-CarbonTax Carbon Tax !
« Last post by MH on April 16, 2021, 12:46:17 pm »
How many EVs are saskatchewan's going to buy anyways?  Like 2?

Ridiculous.

It's actually like 9.
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General Discussion / Re: Gender Culture
« Last post by MH on April 16, 2021, 12:45:49 pm »
There needs to be rules, and there's also good and bad ways to enforce those rules.   

There don't, though.  Self-organizing used to be a principle espoused by conservatives and now when it comes to trans stuff they want a new branch of the police to deal with it or something.
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General Discussion / Re: Gender Culture
« Last post by MH on April 16, 2021, 12:44:35 pm »
No idea how this relates to the story, care to elaborate?

Well, they want "rules" with regards to who competes in a sport based on sex, I'm guessing.  But the "freedom loving" set used to HATE legislation and rules, partly because it was government intruding on peoples' lives.  So now every high school student in the state will need to get their c***s and c***s graded by Ms. Millithwipple the state Pen-gina judge ? 

Don't they hate that stuff ?

Like the bathroom rules, which effectively state that a large bulky man-looking dude with a **** down there will be washing his hands beside your little girl in the ladies' room.

Principles are difficult to apply to humans.  I feel like it's best to leave it alone.  If there is a student with some kind of biological advantage... deal with it I guess.
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General Discussion / Re: Defund the Police
« Last post by cybercoma on April 16, 2021, 12:33:37 pm »
Chicago oinker shoots 13 year old

They kill you for not complying, they kill people for complying. I think they just like killing people.
Black people. They like killing black people, even when they're not doing anything wrong. White people can murder a bunch of people and they'll head through a drive-thru for a burger before booking them.
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So would taxing EVs.

Almost everything you consume isn't delivered in EV's, it is delivered via diesel. Different levels of government collect over 30 billion in fuel taxes every year. That revenue will have to be replaced somehow. If people aren't paying fuel taxes, the only equitable way to do it is taxing those people on the number of KM driven.

These are all political exercises in trying to sell a new tax. It is headed for general revenue anyway so there is no reason the get excited about any of their sales pitches.
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