Recent content by Nick Danger

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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    You can't really reduce this to absolutes like that. Canada has a mixed economy, pure capitalism doesn't exist any more than pure communism, they just don't work. There will always be people who are unable to contribute, just as there will always be those who take more than they are entitled...
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    While there are Canadians who would be happy living off the government teat for their whole lives thankfully, they are a minority. Ours is a system of "to each according to his need, from each according to his ability". That's the principle at least. Just as there are people living off social...
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    We have to consider the time frame in discussions like this. In the short term, a decade or two, piplines to tide waters would scertainly benefit the greater good of all Canadians. With a time frame of four or five decades the greater good would mean a drastic reduction in the burning of...
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    Sure, they call it a "contribution", but anyone with a lick of sense knows it's just another tax. The money I "contribute" today just goes to cover others collecting the cheques, the same way people are paying a school tax on their municipal tax bill when they don't have children in the...
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    Fossil.
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    Our taxes also support the medical and education systems. No real difference there.
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    I think we have a decent system in place, free market with social programs where needed. But there is some tweaking needed because as you say, there are leeches and abusers within the system, and it's worth noting that they are not restricted to the poor end of the economic spectrum. The...
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    Then it follows to reason that things like welfare and government pensions should be scrapped too. If those leeches can't fend for themselves why expect my tax dollars to cover their collective asses ?
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    You have a point, but only to a point. Wealth and power don't really honour partisan boundaries. In Canada where both major parties are close to center, it's still the rich that hold the rudder. In terms of left wing vs right wing philosophy, the left is more about "us" while the right puts...
  10. Nick Danger

    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    Sure, better healthcare for those who can afford it. What's next on the hit list, public education ?
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    The Worst PM Ever. Period!

    The lions' share of wealth and power rest in the hands of a very few at the top of the food chain, and right wing philosphy exists only to maintain that status quo of rich white privilege. That's about as far from the left as you can get.
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    Canadians Just Ranked Among The Saddest & Most Anxious Citizens In The World

    This is saddening. And anxiousing too.
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    Voter Suppression

    Here's a dramatization of this issue in a clip from the HBO series "The Newsroom". If you haven't seen the series yet it's well worth looking. It didn't last long, 25 episodes in all over three seasons, but it's very well written and very entertaining. Lots of clips on YouTube if you want a...
  14. Nick Danger

    Voter Suppression

    It's just a coincidence that those most likely to be without government issued ID are also those least likely to vote Republican, and that all the states where it is currently compulsory to show government ID to vote are Republican states.
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    The Troubling Role of Glyphosate in COVID-19

    A major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products Tread lightly here friends, this guy is at the center of a whirlpool of snake-oil. "On his website, Mercola and colleagues advocate a number of unproven alternative health notions including homeopathy...