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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: Today at 07:04:47 pm

Havign family who lived there, it's not surprising. They probably think than it's a plot against Italo-Canadians, like they did with Gagliano and various Italians in the mafia/collusion/corruption/Charbonneau things.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of naming your child Jesus on: November 26, 2014, 10:05:52 pm
Wierd in English and French, but very acceptable in Spanish (but if I were Spanish, I would choose another name).
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 26, 2014, 01:10:07 am
You know, black-white relationships isn't the reason why he wasn't indicted.

In Quebec, we had various issues of policemen shooting on people without reason or speeding without reason, crashing into cars and killing people. Guess what? No indictments, even if both the policeman and the victim were very white. Police and prosecutors cover each other. Thankfully, Quebec gets a reform of that next year (well, the reform is done, but there is normal delays, you can't create a new structure the day the bill passes).

Yes, they were. You don't understand how the criminal justice system works in the United States.

I understand well. It's the "police-prosecutor-(sometimes private prisons)" establishment vs. weak people not being able to defend themselves from law abuses. Most black people are part of the latter, but they're not alone in that latter group.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 25, 2014, 08:26:59 pm
Final results:

Trinity-Bay de Verde
Steve Crocker (Liberal) 3074 votes (65.53%) (+41.60)
Ronald Johnson (Progressive Conservative) 1363 votes (29.06%) (-32.85)
Tolson Rendell (NDP) 254 votes (5.41%) (-8.75)

Humber East
Stelman Flynn (Liberal) 2263 votes (56.13%) (+47.66)
Lary Wells (Progressive Conservative) 1454 votes (36.06%) (-42.19)
Martin Ware (NDP) 315 votes (7.81%) (-5.47)
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Dallas or Saskatoon? on: November 25, 2014, 03:13:00 am
Dallas.

^^^

and im guessing dallas has a better economy.

Not sure how the economy is in Dallas, but Saskatchewan is experiencing a boom right now, especially Saskatoon.

Interesting, what is driving the boom?

Oil.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is the marital status of your parents? on: November 25, 2014, 02:57:16 am
Americans will always amaze me with marriage.

My parents are together since more than 25 years, but are not married and won't marry.

Oh shut up. The French way is degenerate, a la Hollande. It is disgusting and repulsive.

Married, for 25 years.

I'm not French, I'm Québécois. We Québécois have more class and don't glorify having affairs.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Votes and elections in Switzerland on: November 25, 2014, 02:44:25 am


It would be helpful to provide some kind of explanation or translation.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 02:43:17 am
You know, black-white relationships isn't the reason why he wasn't indicted.

In Quebec, we had various issues of policemen shooting on people without reason or speeding without reason, crashing into cars and killing people. Guess what? No indictments, even if both the policeman and the victim were very white. Police and prosecutors cover each other. Thankfully, Quebec gets a reform of that next year (well, the reform is done, but there is normal delays, you can't create a new structure the day the bill passes).
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Republican leadership blocks police de-militarization bill on: November 25, 2014, 02:26:36 am

You're not in a position to complain. It's your Boehner who decided that. Blame your party.
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: November 25, 2014, 02:15:47 am
^ Wish the dynastic culture returned to my province.
Careful what you ask for... the OLP are in a better position to create such a dynasty than the PCs. Wynne took over McGuinty's torch quite smoothly.

Despite the avatar, RogueBeaver is from Québec.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: MW: November 2014 Althing Elections on: November 25, 2014, 01:42:55 am
Ballot for Most Serene Representatives:
[4] BaconBacon96 (Democratic-Republican Party-CO)
[1] Gass3268 (Labor Party-MB)
[3] GAworth (P.E.A.C.E. Party-SD)
[5] RR1997 (Federalist Party-IA)
[2] Vega (Labor Party-WY)
[ ] Write-In: __________
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: the unspoken truth - anybody think many democrats oppose keystone on: November 24, 2014, 01:09:33 am
Or maybe because they oppose every other risk to our environment as well.
People on this forum have repeatedly explained why that isn't true (transporting the crude via rail is more dangerous and would produce greater carbon emissions). I'm against the pipeline for other reasons but people who keep repeating this bad argument against it make me want to support it.

But Keystone wouldn't replace rail! Rail and Keystone have different uses and it wouldn't change a lot about rail transportation to build Keystone.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (semifinals) on: November 24, 2014, 12:47:50 am
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House approves Keystone Pipeline....onto the Senate on: November 24, 2014, 12:41:51 am
Amash is correct. Good for him.

The reason GOP doesn't want a broad bill on this is because it opens the door for the EPA to protect more land for environmental interests.

Or blackmail more oil companies for donations?
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 12-year-old Shot Dead by Police on: November 23, 2014, 11:59:41 pm
You should treat cops like people who might shoot you without a good reason.  You shouldn't look at them, you shouldn't talk to them

No, no and no. That minding only exist in America and it's honestly very dangerous. People shouldn't fear policemen (unless they have some reason to). No wonder violence is so high compared to the Western World. People will solve their issues with their own guns between each other instead of calling police.

Police should protect. Right now, police is making people afraid.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 12-year-old Shot Dead by Police on: November 23, 2014, 10:14:47 pm
Why do you give real guns to irresponsible people? Give them rubber bullets or Tasers. Real guns should only be allowed to the more qualified policemen.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kasich attacks Walker for ignoring facts and being too partisan on: November 22, 2014, 10:20:32 pm
Kasich is an average Republican. He is only smart enough to know what to do to be reelected in a swing state.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (quarterfinals) on: November 22, 2014, 09:44:45 pm
New York, NY   Boston, MA
Milwaukee, WI   Washington, DC
San Francisco, CA   Denver, CO
Portland, OR Seattle, WA
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did you like gym class in school? on: November 22, 2014, 09:39:22 pm
But grading people for ability in P.E. is ridiculous.
Why?  Granted, anyone who is making an effort ought to get at least a C, but I see no problem with having better grades in P.E. being based on better performance, and I say that as someone for whom P.E. was not one of my better subjects for exactly that reason.
I agree.  People that are naturally smart (or at least naturally good students) find it easy to get good grades, why shouldn't the naturally athletic get better grades in athletics?

Indeed, if it is going to be a school subject, why shouldn't it be treated like other subjects? If PE is not ability-based, then how should music and art classes be graded? What about cooking or keyboarding?

Here, music was evaluated on musical reading of notes and arts on how well the techniques are correctly done.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How much do you currently weigh? on: November 22, 2014, 07:59:44 am
115, perhaps. Didn't used (or even saw) a weighting scale since one year or two.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is the marital status of your parents? on: November 22, 2014, 07:46:56 am
Americans will always amaze me with marriage.

My parents are together since more than 25 years, but are not married and won't marry.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever participated in a protest? on: November 22, 2014, 07:43:26 am
Yes, see here
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your American accent? on: November 22, 2014, 07:35:09 am
That test still think than my bad French Canadian English is Northern. No clue why.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (round 5) on: November 22, 2014, 07:09:59 am
New York, NY 
Columbus, OH
Chicago, IL
Hartford, CT
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO
Washington, DC
Boston, MA
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (round 2) on: November 19, 2014, 04:06:52 am
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Chicago, IL
Waterbury, CT
Philadelphia, PA
Providence, RI
Garden Grove, CA
San Diego, CA
Manchester, NH
San Jose, CA
Austin, TX
Westminster, CO
Akron, OH
San Francisco, CA
Columbus, OH
Charlotte, NC
Vancouver, WA
Cape Coral, FL
Sioux Falls, SD
Fontana, CA
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO
Washington, DC
Boston, MA
Des Moines, IA
Rochester, NY
Eugene, OR
Ann Arbor, MI
Portland, OR
Las Vegas, NV
Milwaukee, WI
Albuquerque, NM
Allentown, PA
Vallejo, CA
Cary, NC
Long Beach, CA
Alexandria, VA
Escondido, CA
Virginia Beach, VA
Atlanta, GA
Joliet, IL
Omaha, NE
Raleigh, NC
Kent, WA
Hartford, CT
Minneapolis, MN  
Durham, NC
Cleveland, OH
Syracuse, NY
Chandler, AZ
New Orleans, LA
Thornton, CO
Tampa, FL
Honolulu, HI
Aurora, CO
Buffalo, NY
Santa Ana, CA
St Louis, MO
Hampton, VA
Newark, NJ
Greensboro, NC
Bellevue, WA
St Paul, MN
Cincinnati, OH
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