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CBC News Posted: May 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 25, 2015 5:17 AM ET
CBC News Posted: May 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 25, 2015 5:17 AM ET
By Kady O’Malley, Janyce McGregor, CBC News Posted: May 17, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 17, 2015 5:00 AM ET
Big whoop..no one watches anyway, and Harper is so paranoid that he’s not gonna deal with anything real..the other leaders will, and should, refuse to ‘join’ his march to the bottom, and that leaves him all kinds of time to spew his rhetoric, undaunted by any actual debate..and few if any actual viewers, or voters…after all, this is so obviously a desperation ploy to counteract the ineffective 24/7 lack of interest in his YouTube perambulations…
Let’s get real, here, no one watches the debates anyway; okay, what few people do watch are usually decided voters, so really, what does Harper accomplish except looking foolish (as usual…) and I just cant see the Opposition kowtowing to this stupidity..well, maybe Junior T, he seems to enjoy riding the coattails of Harper….
The MSM tries to make a long, drawn-out meal of the debates for no other reason than the owners are almost without exception Harper supporters, so this should keep them droning on and on for weeks…no one cares….
By BC Almanac, CBC News Posted: May 13, 2015 10:30 PM PT Last Updated: May 13, 2015 10:30 PM PT
This creep is all too representative of a corporate mindset that some businesses are trying to discourage, well, at least in public..let’s be honest here, if the mouthy jerk had not been wearing the corporate logo, can you honestly say that you think he would have been fired?
He didn’t lose his career for being misogynist pig, he lost it for being stupid and saying something publicly while ‘representing’ with the t-shirt…not very bright, and that is why he was fired, not for being one of the boys…
When you really break it down, it’s fairly pathetic..what on earth are these ‘men’ thinking? And why do they find it so funny? Is their emotional intelligence stuck in their pre-teen years?
What would have been great was for this jerk’s mother, sister, girlfriend or wife to suddenly appear and slap him silly..reminiscent of that Mom who put a slapfest on her teen age son for participating in a riot in the States…
Not very impressive behavior, and not exactly the response I expected, so good on the corp for stopping this one puerile moron in his tracks..still, what is going on that this sort of behavior has become a ‘thing’?
Give your collective pinheads a big shake, boys….
By Neil Macdonald, CBC News Posted: May 11, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 11, 2015 5:00 AM ET
”ll bet Junior Trudeau is so happy he signed off on C-51…right now, my instinct is to declare that I have in fact been boycotting any Israeli products for years, as have many others. If the Cons want to come after me in any way, shape or form I’m happy to oblige them. I’mm betting that lawyers will be lining up to take this all the way to the Supreme Court. This assault on our rights as Canadians in a supposedly free and democratic society adds fuel to the progressive fire…Harper and his Cons have to go!
You have to wonder if this isn’t the beginning of the end…when the Cons got elected in the UK, I was depressed beyond measure..and now this, from Canada, my chosen home, a place that I thought could never be so fascist, so unbelievably right wing ….I can only hope that these Western inclinations are trumpeting the beginning of the fightback, because after hearing about this latest outrage on our civil liberties, I am getting very discouraged…
The received wisdom is that things have to get worse before they get better…I think we are there…
“Woke up this mornin’ feelin’ fine…”
Despite every contrary act of the Harperoids, have to say that today is a good day..yes, C-51 passed, and, notably, with the self-destructive Junior Trudeau’s tacit approval…Omar Khadr may get bail, and, realizing how mean-tempered and petty Harper can be, I’m sure he’s doing everything he can, legitimate and otherwise, to prevent it…there is news today that the Cons managed to somehow neglect to spend 97 million earmarked for social services…Duffy’s lawyer is making mincemeat of the prosecution, while simultaneously holding up the Senate and its non-rules for public vilification..
Oh, yeah, and the NDP kicked some major butt in what is now being termed “Albertastan’ by those who are poor losers….
I am reminded of an event back in time, decades ago, when BC’s own nutbar, Bill Vander Zalm, was forced out by his own political sins and had to take a walk, and Rita Johnston, who took over, being assailed on all fronts by every nasty little little manipulation credited to her predecessor…and the final destruction of Social Credit (or Cons by any other name…)
I’ll be loading up on popcorn, and sitting back to watch the ConClown circus continue to spin out of control, with Junior Trudeau bringing up the rear in his naive nonchalance…
With the Big Oil Bosses spewing their invective and the all- but- the- coffin expiry of any pipeline coming West, it will be interesting to see what Crusty Clark, our BC Lieberal leader, does now that all her pals in that political cabal known as ConLibs seem to be in suicide mode…
Being a BCer for all this time, I am way too cynical to assume the total destruction of all that I despise…however, have to say that even a dyed-in-the-wool old pessimist like me isn’t able to totally remove the smirk from my lips today…
By Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News Posted: Apr 29, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 29, 2015 9:51 AM ET
Want a better deal and money directed where you want it to go? Join a credit union! Stop these banksters in their tracks..they make record profits, pay almost nothing for interest on your savings, and now apparently their billions in profits aren’t enough..
This kind of idiocy is right up there with voting in the federal Cons or BC Libs, despite solid proof that they will do nothing for anyone that isn’t part of the 1%…
The ‘cost of doing business’ is the catchphrase that bites, the ‘gift’ that keeps on giving…headaches, that is…why anyone anywhere still is willing to deal with these ripoff artists is beyond belief..
Imagine that you are at a carnival, and you give some huckster $5 to try your luck at winning a prize..congrats, you win, but no, there is an additional ‘fee’ for your poorly-constructed, thrown- together teddy bear..let’s call it a winner’s obligation…and it turns out, once you’ve proudly walked around the carney ‘s booth with your ‘prize’ there is an additional charge to actually leave the grounds with it, not to mention taxation on your winning…you’d scream bloody murder, wouldn’t you?
Your bank takes your money, pays you nothing for ‘handling’ your cash, but in fact charges you to remove it from their premises, loans it out and makes massive profits,and then tells you that paying for the privilege of allowing them to make money with your money while you make nothing, despite their protestations that the ‘cost’ of doing business is going up. out of necessity, is the good and proper way of doing business…
Anyone who continues to bank with the Big Five here in Canada deserves, richly, what they are getting…you might want to point out to your bank manager that, at the very least, they could take you out for dinner before you get screwed…..
CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2015 4:33 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015 9:42 PM PT
As horrible as this event was, it did some good here in BC..this ugliness made it clear to all the naysayers bleating about jobs that NOTHING is worth even the chance of a spill..not to mention the fact that we need our Coast Guard and emergency stations, we need our lighthouses manned, we need some serious emergency response services here on the Coast, and the Feds have once again proven their contempt and disinterest for any Province besides Alberta or Ontario..
If anyone ever thought that the saving of a few bucks to shut down so many of our emergency services was a swell idea, that has gone …
If anyone still believed that this country, under the HarperCons, was capable of defending itself against a major bitumen disaster, that concept has floated away in an ugly oil slick..
Here in the people’s Republic of Vancouver Island, we vote for either the Greens or the NDP, with few exceptions, so it’s preaching to the converted to say that a vote for the Cons is a vote for self-annihilation…for the rest of BC, and hopefully, the country at large, this sort of thing should be a huge wake up call..let’s make sure that we have a conscientious voice in the Federal government next time around, and a push for the return, at the very least, of our coastal emergency services should be the minimum requirement for anyone who wants our votes.
The Cons love to admonish us for having the temerity to protest their stupidities, as if we were recalcitrant children…and this child is spoiling for a fight.