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51  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: do you think George Galloway is a Muslim? on: February 18, 2015, 07:47:03 pm
He is an IRL version of a troll.
52  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: February 18, 2015, 04:49:29 pm
I am also very troubled by the fact the Engligh media is not reporting this. Are they afraid of critizing Conservatives?
53  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: February 18, 2015, 04:39:55 pm
No article in English yet, but it seems we are having our Benghasi now.

Diplomats endangered because John Baird and Conservatives used the money budgeted for upgrading embassies' security to lower the deficit.
54  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: February 18, 2015, 01:45:23 am
http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=10820072

Ujjal Dosanjh calls for a national licensing scheme for organized religion. 

That man can be oddly nuts at times. 

Well, he is yours, now. Liberal MP for a few years.
55  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who was President when the oldest relative you ever knew was born? on: February 17, 2015, 04:00:34 pm
Theodore Roosevelt (my great-grandfather, 1908). Quite surprisingly, his wife (my great-grandmother) is still alive today (but she is quite younger, born under Coolidge).
56  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who was President when your parents turned 18? on: February 17, 2015, 03:53:26 pm
Johnson (father) and Nixon (mother).
57  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Dr. Phil on: February 17, 2015, 03:48:33 pm
In any sane country, would hve been stripped from the right of calling himself "Dr."
58  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israel General Election Thread: March 17 2015 on: February 17, 2015, 03:05:24 pm
File this under "so horrendous it is hilarious"
http://972mag.com/watch-the-most-anti-semitic-israeli-cartoon-ever-made/102698/
I think we've hit peak irony...

Israelis hate the Jews. What else is new?

Even before Israel was founded they appealed to British authorities to ban Yiddish-language press. Frankly, it is extremely hard for me to see the reasons for the rosy view of my fellow diaspora Jews of this nation of uniformed ispravniks and beard-cutters.

And, right now, it's quite clear than Netanyahu would do anything to increase immigration to Israel, including endangering Jews in Europe.
59  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when you turned 18? on: February 17, 2015, 01:25:49 am
Gordon Brown. Very forgettable guy.
60  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Elections where the winning party lost the popular vote. on: February 16, 2015, 11:01:54 pm
Yeah, now I'm remembering. Bolivia '89 was particularly famous and horrible. A non sensical congressional coalition of left and right was formed to oust the centrist candidate.
Who did the left and right agree on? Another centrist candidate?

The left-wing candidate, which ended 3rd (behind the centrist and the right-wing former dictator).
61  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who was president when you turned 18? on: February 16, 2015, 09:46:06 pm
Very early first term Obama.
62  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: American West Will Face Mega Droughts in Coming Century on: February 16, 2015, 09:30:05 pm
Never heard of that journal, would much rather trust/read some mainstream climate or meteorological literature.


It is mainstream, but new. Published by American Association for the Advancement of Science. The publishers of Science.

Through, from what I understand, it's a pay-to-publish model, which I always found iffy.
63  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: American West Will Face Mega Droughts in Coming Century on: February 16, 2015, 07:01:36 pm
Clearly God punishment for abortion and gay marriage.
64  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Shooting at Copenhagen blasphemy seminar on: February 14, 2015, 06:55:21 pm
He was also an MEP, mayor of a Rouen suburb and president of Rouen agglomeration in the 90's.
65  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Brownback removes LGBT Protections from state workers on: February 14, 2015, 05:24:25 pm
Not really a surprise coming from Sam Brownshirt.
66  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who was US President when your oldest grandparent was born? on: February 14, 2015, 02:20:27 am
Coolidge (but Hoover was president-elect).

Paternal grandfather: Coolidge (1929)
Maternal grandfather: Hoover (1931)
Maternal grandmother: Roosevelt (1937)
Paternal grandmother: Roosevelt (1945)
67  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: February 14, 2015, 01:11:28 am
Fyi, you only need 10% to save your deposit and get 50% of your campaign expenses refunded, it hasn't been 15% in 20 years

I'm quite sure deposit is always reimbursed if you log your financial returns in time.
68  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: February 12, 2015, 12:31:22 am
My favourite part: Liberal caucus only found out 15 minutes before, via teleconference. Trudeau didn't even announce it himself, rather his COS.



Stéphane Dion Justin Trudeau is not a leader, not worth the risk.
69  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: So what ads are you getting? on: February 10, 2015, 06:18:08 pm
Silversea Senior Cruises
More Choices Than Any Luxury Line. The Ultimate Luxury Cruise Vacation

So, yeah, a pretty bad targeting.
70  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Europeans warn Washington: arming Kiev will backfire on: February 07, 2015, 05:32:55 pm
Wrong title. Should read "Merkel is afraid for German investments (Siemens...) in Russia".
71  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2015 on: February 07, 2015, 05:30:33 pm
Obviously racism exists...but there is less of it among people in the NDP universe than in the rest of the population...and need i remind you that the US is VASTLY more racist than Canada and they elected a black man as president. Oh an btw - how is it that Calgary of all places has a mayor who is a Muslim South Asian?

Relationships between White people and Native people in northern Quebec and Ontario are close of Deep South ones.
72  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: February 07, 2015, 02:25:08 pm
Also tonight, the NDP will nominate former MuchMusic VJ Jennifer Hollett in University-Rosedale. She will take on Toronto Centre MP Chyrstia Freeland of the Liberals in that seat.

What percentage of the electorate is west of University/Avenue Rd. - 2/3 maybe?

NDP would have won it in 2011  - but there was a big surge in Trinity-Spadina for Jack and Olivia.

68% of University-Rosedale comes from Trinity-Spadina and 32% for Toronto-Centre. That is more or less the University/Avenue border (the only difference is than the University-College-Yonge-Dundas is east of University, but in Trinity-Spanida.)
73  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2015 on: February 05, 2015, 09:52:14 pm
10/238: 146 Thibault, 113 Shawbonquit. Really wish we had poll maps like the US, would make guesstimates easier.

Really? You could actually know what's going on in Sudbury with a map? I'm impressed.

Well, we would know if those areas voted Liberal or NDP last time.
74  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: February 05, 2015, 02:20:26 pm
There is really a riding called "Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte"? I mean Springwater and Oro-Medonte are quite rural and small townships (or whatever Ontario calls them) than nobody ever visit on purpose (except crossing them using the highway).
75  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Map on: February 02, 2015, 03:04:14 pm
Speaking of which, I believe Quebec will be doing yet another redistribution before the next election.

&*$%!!!! Not again! I thought they were every ten years?

No. It's every two elections. We had one in 2012 and one in 2014.

Minority governments really speed up this process, eh? What happens if a snap election is called before the process is done?

It happened last time. 2008 was done under the 2003/2007 map
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