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Serryah
Free Thinker
+1
#871
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Where will they go? Back to Manila?

How about you read what I posted.

And where the fuk did Manila come into this? Or are you just being a fuking asshat per usual?
 
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pgs
Free Thinker
+4
#872
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Good that you think that.

When there's a mass exodus of nurses and other medical people out of NB because Higgs won't pay them, you can blame him for more "Easterners" taking Western Jobs.

After all, Higgs did tell people if they don't want to work for the pay they get now, move to Alberta.

Free country . They can move if they wish . So can you for that matter .
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+4
#873
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Free country . They can move if they wish . So can you for that matter .


Too many have become dependent on the Feds to endlessly bail-out that region, it's kinda an entitlement now.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
+1
#874
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Too many have become dependent on the Feds to endlessly bail-out that region, it's kinda an entitlement now.


And yet most of us DON'T want to have to be bailed out.

Of course no one in the West seems to get that.

Why do you think so many move West? It's so they don't have to be 'bailed out' by the Feds.

But those of us who stay hate it.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+4
#875
Do something about it, volunteer paying higher taxes, instead of receiving tax money from the west.

In Sask. when we went into deficit a couple of years ago we encouraged our Gov. to raise the pst. to get back to a balanced budget, we hit a balanced budget last year. Once this Pandemic thing is under control I expect a pst. reduction again.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#876
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Good that you think that.
When there's a mass exodus of nurses and other medical people out of NB because Higgs won't pay them, you can blame him for more "Easterners" taking Western Jobs.
After all, Higgs did tell people if they don't want to work for the pay they get now, move to Alberta.

Gotta get spending under control, balance the budget then start handing out raises as finances allow, can't keep looking at what other provinces can afford to pay nurses if you can't afford the same rates.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+5
#877
Will Trudie follow these experts advice?

Experts call on Canadian universities to close off China's access to sensitive research

Quote:

The U.S. State Department revealed last week that, over the past three months, it has expelled more than a thousand Chinese "high-risk graduate students and research scholars" who were working at American universities.

The State Department said their visas were revoked under Presidential Proclamation 10043, issued by President Donald Trump at the end of May to counter "a wide‑ranging and heavily resourced campaign to acquire sensitive United States technologies and intellectual property, in part to bolster the modernization and capability of its military, the People's Liberation Army."

The individuals whose visas were revoked represent only a small fraction of the 370,000 Chinese nationals studying in the U.S. — and a big escalation in Washington's conflict with China over the control of the world's most coveted technologies.

Washington is not alone in suggesting that the Chinese military has encouraged or even enlisted academics to collaborate with counterparts in the West, in person or remotely, while masking their affiliations with the People's Liberation Army [PLA] or its institutes of learning, such as the National University of Defence Technology.

In Canada, the Commons Committee on Canada-China Relations heard similar allegations in testimony in the weeks leading up to prorogation — including the claim that some of the core technology behind China's surveillance network was developed in Canadian universities.

In Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald documented a startling array of projects which saw Australian scientists collaborate with Chinese universities to carry out military research beneficial to the PLA — some of it funded by Australian taxpayers. Much of that research found its way into new Chinese weapons systems or the surveillance networks employed by the Chinese regime, the Herald said.

In 2018, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute published a study that looked at the number of peer-reviewed papers co-authored by PLA scientists and overseas researchers. It found that universities in Australia and Singapore had the highest level of collaboration.

But three Canadian universities also made the top ten ranking: the University of Toronto (10th place), McGill University (9th), and the University of Waterloo (4th).....More

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#878
Rare 102-carat Canadian diamond at auction this month could be among the world's most expensive

Quote:

A rare 102-carat diamond found in Northern Ontario two years ago could be among the most expensive of its kind in an auction that starts online and is set to culminate in person in Hong Kong in early October.

Mined at DeBeers' now-closed Victor Mine in 2018, the diamond, about the size of a small egg, was cut from a larger 271-carat rough diamond, and then cut and polished for more than a year.

Those in the industry say the stone has a lot of features going for it. The diamond is known as a Type II diamond, which are among the most chemically pure among naturally occurring diamonds. Only about one or two per cent of all diamonds end up being Type II, Toronto-based high-end jewelry designer Reena Ahluwalia says. It's also rated D colour and considered flawless, a characterization that British auction house Sotheby's says is bestowed on only 0.5 per cent of all mined diamonds.

Sotheby's started the bidding for the stone online this week, and the process will finish off with an in-person auction in Hong Kong on Oct. 5. As a testament to its rarity, the auction is being held without a reserve price, which means there is no minimum bid, and no figure to theoretically limit what a buyer may think it is worth. Sotheby's says it is the first time a diamond of this calibre has ever been sold without a reserve price......More

 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+4
#879
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

And yet most of us DON'T want to have to be bailed out.

Of course no one in the West seems to get that.

Why do you think so many move West? It's so they don't have to be 'bailed out' by the Feds.

But those of us who stay hate it.

You've hated it all these decades, eh?.. Don't want the perpetual bail-out, but you'll grudgingly accept it year over year over year
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#880
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

You've hated it all these decades, eh?.. Don't want the perpetual bail-out, but you'll grudgingly accept it year over year over year

To keep the nurses rates up that the province can't afford
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#881
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Too many have become dependent on the Feds to endlessly bail-out that region, it's kinda an entitlement now.

They had a strong economy and economic and political clout at confederation . Canada has treated them so well their economy is shot and their population in flight and they obviously like it as they constantly elect liberals to Ottawant .
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#882
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

And yet most of us DON'T want to have to be bailed out.

Of course no one in the West seems to get that.

Why do you think so many move West? It's so they don't have to be 'bailed out' by the Feds.

But those of us who stay hate it.

Why did your forebears let Ottawa kill their economy and take the easy federal money and jobs ?
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#883
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

You've hated it all these decades, eh?.. Don't want the perpetual bail-out, but you'll grudgingly accept it year over year over year

And keep sending Liberals to Ottawant to keep the gravy flowing .
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+2
#884
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

And keep sending Liberals to Ottawant to keep the gravy flowing .


Yeah, but she really hates doing it
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1
#885
U.S. drops tariffs on Canadian aluminum

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/u-s-...tion-1.5105292

oh the time wasting games being played.


Rule of Thumb: be prepared for anything from the unpredictable , chaos creating US POTUS.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#886
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

U.S. drops tariffs on Canadian aluminum
https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/u-s-...tion-1.5105292
oh the time wasting games being played.
Rule of Thumb: be prepared for anything from the unpredictable , chaos creating US POTUS.

Did it give enough time for US steel companies to catch up to the Canadian Aluminum warehoused in the states during the Corona shutdown?
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+2
#887
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

U.S. drops tariffs on Canadian aluminum

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/u-s-...tion-1.5105292

oh the time wasting games being played.


Rule of Thumb: be prepared for anything from the unpredictable , chaos creating US POTUS.


It's just such a shame that Trump doesn't understand that budgets balance themselves... This never would have happened
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
+1
#888
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

You've hated it all these decades, eh?.. Don't want the perpetual bail-out, but you'll grudgingly accept it year over year over year


I work my ass off every year, pay my taxes every year and it's not enough.

It won't ever be.

Just like a lot of others in the province.

We've had mismanagement with every government elected since I can remember, both Liberal and Con - since that's ALL that's ever elected to be Premier here - and not ONE of them has done anything to fix the bail out issue.

So no, I DON'T grudgingly or otherwise accept it year over year over year. I've tried to vote for people who wanted to end this BS. Took me a long time to realize that there are certain people who don't want it to end, and THOSE people are the ones in power.

They'd rather take the hand-outs than do what they need to do.

Part of the problem of NB is the French and English split. Every election you can almost guarantee the results because French vote Liberal, English vote Conservative, with only a few rare cases diverging.

But it's also one of those you gotta live here to get it things. Pretty sure very few here will give a shit, they just think we can up and stop getting the Fed help.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
#889
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

To keep the nurses rates up that the province can't afford


Your stupidity and ignorance is on full display TM.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
#890
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Yeah, but she really hates doing it


Haven't voted Liberal for years, thanks.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#891
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Haven't voted Liberal for years, thanks.

Your province sure does though , federally at least .
 
Girth
#892
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Haven't voted Liberal for years, thanks.

Who did you vote for, Toots?
 
Girth
#893
U.S. drops aluminum tariffs on Canada for now

U.S. hit pause on 10 per cent tariff but could re-impose the levy after the November presidential election


source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/alu...deau-1.5724391

So Canada stood up to the Trump Administration, and they folded like a deck of cards. Maybe we should build up our military, and flex some muscle. Trump is a bully and like most bullies, you just have to put them in their place, and we will be respected.
 
petros
+3
#894
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Will Trudie follow these experts advice?
Experts call on Canadian universities to close off China's access to sensitive research

That would take a pair.
 
petros
+3
#895
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

U.S. drops aluminum tariffs on Canada for now
U.S. hit pause on 10 per cent tariff but could re-impose the levy after the November presidential election

source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/alu...deau-1.5724391
So Canada stood up to the Trump Administration, and they folded like a deck of cards. Maybe we should build up our military, and flex some muscle. Trump is a bully and like most bullies, you just have to put them in their place, and we will be respected.

Watch for Canadian tariffs against Chinese aluminum go up. The media doesnt tell you that its sometimes cheaper for American companies to import goods through Canada.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#896
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

U.S. drops aluminum tariffs on Canada — for now

U.S. hit pause on 10 per cent tariff but could re-impose the levy after the November presidential election


source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/alu...deau-1.5724391

So Canada stood up to the Trump Administration, and they folded like a deck of cards. Maybe we should build up our military, and flex some muscle. Trump is a bully and like most bullies, you just have to put them in their place, and we will be respected.

That is only part of the equation. What Trump surrendered to is pressure from GOP members who were being pressured by their constituents to drop the tariffs as the response from CDA would hurt THEM more. And in the current economy......


an aside: but this item HAS already been posted.
Last edited by Ocean Breeze; Sep 15th, 2020 at 10:05 PM..
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#897
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Lots of words, none of them nice.

Thank GODS my riding voted Green again. Megan Mitten has been amazing as MLA and I'm glad she'll be able to keep being our rep.

Yours is the first province to have an election during a pandemic and you pulled it off very well.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
+2
#898
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Yours is the first province to have an election during a pandemic and you pulled it off very well.


Actually we didn't in some areas.

Mine, for example, had a Liberal observer think they were part of the elections board, as well as election workers themselves, tell local students they couldn't/weren't allowed to vote when they had every right to..

Students had to call the board office and complain, as well as our local MLA who got right on it and made sure they knew they were allowed to vote.

Not sure if it was from improper training or what but our area doesn't need a reputation that it has issues with Students voting considering the student numbers we have.
 
Girth
#899
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Actually we didn't in some areas.
Mine, for example, had a Liberal observer think they were part of the elections board, as well as election workers themselves, tell local students they couldn't/weren't allowed to vote when they had every right to..
Students had to call the board office and complain, as well as our local MLA who got right on it and made sure they knew they were allowed to vote.
Not sure if it was from improper training or what but our area doesn't need a reputation that it has issues with Students voting considering the student numbers we have.


Is that the same school that Gabriel Wortman attended?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
#900
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Who did you vote for, Toots?


I think she indicated a while back she voted Green or at least supported her local Green MLA who won re-election.
 

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