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#3770178 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted mrdannyg on 05 June 2018 - 04:29 AM

View PostFenxis, on 04 June 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

I hate how people look at the Liberals/NDP and say; we can't vote for them -- "think of the debt we will put on the children". While at the same time with a straight face are all for tax cuts that will do nothing deficit and programs being gutted across the board.

Harper sucking up to Ford was the last straw for me federally for the Conservatives and there's no way I can vote for them provincially -- and yes I would for them with most leaders.

It is a constant source of amazemebt to me that conservatives (provincially, federally, in the US) continue to have the reputation as fiscally conservative, when their recent governments have generaly had bigger budget deficits than their liberal counterparts, and in pretty much every case had bigger effective deficits, since trickle-down is a joke.

I mean, Ford is going to win this election because people hate the NDP is going to waste their money on education, health and social supports while pretending that Ford will save them billions by cutting taxes and with absolutely no plan for saving any money. I know a lot of smart people who think this way and I consider it a personal failing that I can’t even begin to understand how they rationalize this.

In other news, I still haven’t found a single person to tell me why they think Wynne is corrupt or why they hate her so much. I will say this “we admit we’re not going to win but vote for us to stop Ford” is pretty much the worst and most cynical, cowardly political message I’ve ever heard.

#3769108 Random Hockey Observations

Posted Zach6668 on 28 April 2018 - 11:29 AM

You’re right. I should have written 4 paragraphs instead of the word “nom”.

#3768095 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted FCP Bob on 09 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

MAGA indeed. It just turns out it stands for “My Attorney’s Getting Arrested”

#3764249 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted GOCUBSGO on 13 December 2017 - 09:22 PM

I would like to file a missing persons report on Balloon Guy.

#3762659 Random News Observations

Posted FCP Bob on 29 October 2017 - 06:40 AM

View Postscuudagouch, on 28 October 2017 - 08:35 AM, said:

Having a nice slow Saturday morning this weekend...can't help but notice the Clinton Security teams aka the fake news are in a full lather! God I love when the delusional get upset. It is staggering the length they will go to cover up! It is amazing they can continue to broadcast this as truth in reporting - wait oh yea they gave that up long ago. Carry on.

I know you don't believe in facts but posting this for others about Uranium One and the reality.

And yes we know that some shareholders in the Canadian company gave a lot of money to the Clinton Foundation but that is meaningless since you know Sec Clinton had only a very minor part in the US not having a problem with the shares of a Canadian mining conglomorate that happened to have as a small part of it's company some relatively small US uranium mines.

Opinion: Trump spreads more fake news on Hillary’s ‘uranium deal’

The U.S. is a bit player in the worldwide market for the radioactive metal.

President Trump, there’s a very good reason Congress isn’t investigating Hillary Clinton’s “big uranium deal” with Russia.

It’s because the story is absolute crap — as you well know.

• No, Hillary Clinton didn’t “sell America’s uranium.” She didn’t own it, or control it, and never had. This entire accusation is a farce.

In 2010 the stockholders of a Canadian mining company, Uranium One, accepted a bid from the Russian nuclear-energy agency, Rosatom, for a majority of their shares. They cashed out.

Uranium One was a worldwide producer. Among its assets were some U.S. uranium mines.

The decision was taken by pension-fund managers, other institutional investors and private investors from Canada, the U.S., Europe and elsewhere.

The deal had previously been approved by company management and independent directors on the board.

This is what’s known as “private property,” “commerce” and “capitalism.” Trump should read up on it.

The burden of proof for a U.S. government official to intervene in a Canadian stock-market transaction would have to be pretty high.

• No, Hillary didn’t “approve” the sale, either. She was just one of 14 — count ’em, 14 — people who sat on a U.S. government committee that might, in theory, have intervened but didn’t.

The others on the committee included the secretaries of the Treasury, homeland security, energy and defense; the White House budget director; the attorney general; and the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

So, as far as we know, none of them said peep.

The committee could have intervened if it thought the deal threatened U.S. national security.

Others who could also have intervened in the deal, but saw no reason to, included the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and regulators in Canada and elsewhere.

• There is a very good reason none of those people or organizations tried to halt the deal. It wasn’t controversial. And if it weren’t for Trump’s cynical demagoguery, it wouldn’t be now.

America is a bit player in worldwide uranium production, and the amount involved was about half a percent — yes, really — of global supply.

Furthermore, uranium has been a drag on the international markets for years. There’s too much of it around. Miners are giving it away for less than it costs to dig up. There was no reason to think of it as an especially precious resource.

In 2010, when Russia agreed to this deal, the price of uranium had already fallen by 75% in three years. And since then it’s halved again. (But uranium prices have perked up a bit since Trump’s election. Long-suffering investors are hoping he’ll approve more nuclear reactors and buy lots more warheads. It’s another reason Vladimir Putin has reason to be so pleased with his protégé.)

• Finally, it’s worth remembering that this entire “story” was whipped up like a meringue by Peter Schweizer, a far-right hack at Breitbart. And, like a meringue, it’s almost all air.

#3761997 Pittsburgh Penguins Thread

Posted iBeaver on 10 October 2017 - 03:15 PM

View Postserge, on 10 October 2017 - 03:04 PM, said:

So you avoid all situations where you dont deal with people that you dont agree with politically or otherwise? Thats a really tough way to go thru life in my opinion..

Lol says the guy who took his ball and went home because he had disagreements with people here on politics and otherwise. Well I guess you speak from experience.

#3761251 Random News Observations

Posted GOCUBSGO on 15 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 15 September 2017 - 12:08 PM, said:


The objection of a middle aged white male with strong conservative viewpoints has been noted.

#3758219 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted Scrim on 25 May 2017 - 12:11 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 24 May 2017 - 02:34 AM, said:

Louise Burke‏
The Pope has met Donald Trump... Think this AP picture just about sums it up
Posted Image

Melania truly hates him.
She didn't sign up for this bullshuit. Her only commitment was to bear him a late-in-life autistic child and serve as most favored concubine for the remainder of his days while living that trophy wife life. This whole ultra high-profile public figure shit, you can see the disgust she has for him.

I wonder what the book is on them getting divorced while he's in office. He's known to be an absolute savage with the prenups (ask Marla Maples) so she isn't getting shit out of that beyond alimony and money to raise Baron, but could you imagine how much money she could make if she turned coat on him and went to the other side?

Her tell-all would sell 10,000,000 copies.

#3757801 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted FCP Bob on 15 May 2017 - 05:18 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on 15 May 2017 - 04:46 PM, said:

Already disproven, by the only named source in the story.

Of course McMasters could be a Russian agent.....

I've had it.

He did not Fucking dispute the story

He made a statement about things that weren't in the Fucking story which means he confirmed the fucking story.

Jesus Jumping Jimmeny Christ

#3757362 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted GOCUBSGO on 07 May 2017 - 08:07 PM

Republicans: We couldn't possibly be any more delusional

BG: Hold my beer.

#3756881 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted FCP Bob on 25 April 2017 - 07:19 AM

View PostScrim, on 25 April 2017 - 06:57 AM, said:

Trump to impose tariff on product-dumping Canadians criminally manipulating market with illegal softwood lumber.

softwood lumber has been a long time issue between Canada and the US and isn't something new with Trump.

The issue is basically that most trees in Canada are on publicly owned Crown land and the lumber companies pay the Canadian government to log on those lands. The US says that the Canadian government doesn't charge enough to those companies and that represents an unfair subsidy from the government. Historically the US imposes tariffs prompted from complaints from the US lumber producers. Canada appeals the tariffs to the tribunals set up in our trade agreements and Canada almost always wins. In the mean time lumber prices in the US are higher than they otherwise would be and the prices to build a house in the US is thousands of dollars higher than it needs to be.

Winners - US Lumber Producers

Losers - Canadian Lumber Producers
- Everybody else in the United States since houses and other lumber products become much more expensive than they need to be.

#3756681 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted mrdannyg on 19 April 2017 - 03:21 PM


#3755147 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted GOCUBSGO on 15 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

is the delusional right wing nutjob forum poster who spins everything to fit his narrative a choice?

#3752484 Off Topic, Kinda.....

Posted gruven on 30 January 2017 - 06:47 PM

View Postmrdannyg, on 30 January 2017 - 06:43 PM, said:

Shocker, it was a white supremacist, just like the huge majority of terrorist attacks in North America.
now watch how quickly the far right commentary changes from 'terrorist radical' to 'see, mass murders happen in Canada even with their strict gun laws'

#3752540 Official Alt-Right Neo Nazi Thread

Posted Dubey on 31 January 2017 - 12:06 PM


BG just reacted with indignation in defending an imaginary grandmother in an imaginary anecdote, then did his straw-man thing and went of on a rant about liberals that bears only passing resemblance to the topic at hand.

Well done. You continue to outdo yourself.