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I think this is the Ford move that has infuriated me most yet: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/pc-government-tuition-fees-1.4981987?cmp=rss&fbclid=IwAR3P0OHq4xPbt91zSrIg7FYqKx16XQA1qGgiuihCPGnZM-KsTyuqcVrUtkM

At the same time that the PCs are cancelling a programme that would have made it possible for low-income students to attend university tuition-free, they are announcing an across-the-board 10% tuition cut, which might be good but afaict there is no plan to increase public funding for the universities.

Colleges and universities will be expected to absorb the loss in revenue, Fullerton said.

"They will make choices in terms of what they need to do," she said. "They will be able to determine what they need to do to change, to adapt and innovate."

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Sunday, 20 January 2019 02:32 (four months ago) Permalink

"They will be able to determine what they need to do to change, to adapt and innovate."

i.e. make up the shortfall with international student tuition

jmm, Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:06 (four months ago) Permalink

I would give my life with a smile if I knew it would make Ford and his allies drop dead tomorrow tbh

resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:08 (four months ago) Permalink

this has been a fun story on the way to the possible collapse of the federal ndp (if jagmeet loses this byelection)

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:15 (four months ago) Permalink

which tbh I'm basically actively rooting for at this point

resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:19 (four months ago) Permalink

obviously the tactics being deployed by his opponent are horrible but the NDP need a blaring signal that they're on the wrong track ASAP

resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Lol @ "merely a statement of fact".

She's officially out, now that Richard T. Lee is the Liberal candidate, right? Or is she still going to try to run as an independent?

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:43 (four months ago) Permalink

her last tweet, a response to the controversy, was pretty egregious:

Every day I’m meeting more people on the doorstep from #BurnabySouth, having conversations with them and hearing their concerns 🗣 Want to be part of Team Karen and help me reach out to more Canadians in our community? Sign up here ➡️ https://t.co/cThQel1YtB pic.twitter.com/pyVRLPX37i

— Karen Wang (@karenxbwang) January 16, 2019

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:50 (four months ago) Permalink

she's threatened to run as an indy but I doubt she will...there's also a horrible anti-trans candidate running with the people's party and polling at like 9%. Not great

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:52 (four months ago) Permalink

i followed the burnaby story but I'm out of touch, what's the wrong track the federal ndp is on, generally?

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:00 (four months ago) Permalink

imo they're much too timid and unprincipled an opposition force in general. they need a total messaging and leadership overhaul a la UK Labour. and nothing less than a pledge to keep the oil in the fucking ground. It's political suicide in....some parts....of the country but it's the right thing to do.

resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:20 (four months ago) Permalink

and in the long run I think sticking to key principles across the board would win them the respect and credibility they badly need

resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:21 (four months ago) Permalink

yup

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:38 (four months ago) Permalink

I had high-ish hopes for jagmeet and he's been really poor at differentiating himself and the NDP from the government.

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:39 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah. I was disappointed it was basically a coronation, but I was willing to give him a chance. his leadership has been a complete faceplant. we don't need another handsome, amorphous figurehead a la Trudeau heading up the only (currently) viable left force in this country.

resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:55 (four months ago) Permalink

thanks, buddy. the number of actual jobs in oil and gas at the moment + future prospects for the industry, you'd think they could afford to take a principled stand, maybe especially after ndp premiers in alberta and bc fumbled their wishy washy attempts at green policy while endorsing pipelines? is this leap manifesto actually good? https://leapmanifesto.org/ i see alanis morissette and arcade fire have both signed on, also judy rebick, naomi klein and the ndp socialist caucus.

i know i know end of the world looming but i'd support a federal ndp that sidelined environmental policy and advocated for aggressive tax reform, pharmacare and dental, canceling student debt, free education, childcare program, investing in social housing, card check, maybe withdraw from nato, even if some of that would be mostly just advocacy and handled by provincial governments (right?). i just mean, i'm skeptical of pushing for good environmental policy without or before setting up alternative economic/social policy. so, i have to hope jagmeet loses this byelection, right?

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Sunday, 20 January 2019 05:13 (four months ago) Permalink

i'm skeptical of pushing for good environmental policy without or before setting up alternative economic/social policy

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resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 20 January 2019 06:01 (four months ago) Permalink

building a green economy won't alleviate the inherent contradictions of neoliberal capitalism, though. but yes.

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Sunday, 20 January 2019 08:16 (four months ago) Permalink

that post seems to be trying to disagree with something you didn't say, i think.

i agree, why not both.

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Sunday, 20 January 2019 09:07 (four months ago) Permalink

Worth noting that Labour has been one of the two leading governing parties in the UK since WW2 and has actually led successful democratic socialist governments at the national level in the past (and have still yet to win an election under Corbyn). A little harder to feel confident in the NDP's federal prospects if they tacked harder left but, if the point is that they wouldn't do any worse than they're doing now and might at least push the Liberals more to the left, I could see that. I'm still up for giving Singh more of a chance but I agree that he hasn't been exceptionally impressive so far and I'm unconvinced by how he handled the Erin Weir situation.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Sunday, 20 January 2019 22:43 (four months ago) Permalink

I don't know if this exactly counts as politics but it does concern an investigation currently being handled by the OPP and reopened by the Chief Coroner and it is one gruesome story, about a 30yo man with serious mental health issues who died in prison for 'unascertained' reasons, according to the original coroner's report, with over 50 signs of 'blunt impact trauma'. A forensic pathologist says asphyxiation can't be ruled out. A fellow inmate says he watched four guards beat the man to death, after he had already been restrained. CBC's Fifth Estate has been investigating for a year and will broadcast a report in an hour and change, although reading this longform story seems pretty heavy in itself.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Monday, 21 January 2019 00:44 (four months ago) Permalink

i.e. make up the shortfall with international student tuition

Btw, I'm not sure most universities will be able to make up the whole shortfall this way. The reality will likely be more painful. I'm anticipating more closures of 'less practical' programs, increased casualization of the faculty workforce (which was beginning to change at the end of the Liberals' tenure), and cuts to student financial aid. This thread, by a U of T English prof and former dept head, seems like a p good start:

A quick thread: why a 10 percent cut to ON tuition fees is disastrous news.

— Holger Syme (@literasyme) January 16, 2019

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Monday, 21 January 2019 00:55 (four months ago) Permalink

Are you still in town, Sund4r? Do you feel like sharing contact info? My ILX mail goes to a dead address, but I could mail yours.

I'm sure you're right about the additional funding repercussions. I'm wondering about my old department. A prof there commented on this as well: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-changes-to-ontario-tuition-are-unfair-and-short-sighted/

jmm, Monday, 21 January 2019 01:37 (four months ago) Permalink

I am. I think my ilx mail should work.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Monday, 21 January 2019 01:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Ending the six-month post-graduation grace period before students need to pay back loans just seems mean for the sake of it tbh.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Monday, 21 January 2019 01:40 (four months ago) Permalink

Could you post here if you're messaging my ilx mail bc I don't check that email as often?

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Monday, 21 January 2019 01:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Just sent!

jmm, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:06 (four months ago) Permalink

NDP (correctly imo) opposes Trudeau/Liberal policy on Venezuela: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/singh-ndp-liberals-venezuela-1.4991913

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Friday, 25 January 2019 04:37 (four months ago) Permalink

Good move.

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 25 January 2019 04:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Maduro has blood on his hands and I refuse to support a dictatorship simply because it aligns with my own political ideals, but there's no question that Canada shouldn't back the US's nth attempt at manipulation and destabilization in the region, especially when it involves Bolsonaro.

pomenitul, Friday, 25 January 2019 09:34 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Friday, 25 January 2019 10:22 (four months ago) Permalink

open for business indeed

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/01/31/leaked-document-privatization-health-care/

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 31 January 2019 19:52 (four months ago) Permalink

sigh

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Saturday, 2 February 2019 03:09 (four months ago) Permalink

is there wide support in Ontario for privatized health care?

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 February 2019 19:33 (four months ago) Permalink

This one's up there with the most frightening dystopian scenarios, as far as I'm concerned.

pomenitul, Saturday, 2 February 2019 19:38 (four months ago) Permalink

AFAIK that's not a popular proposal anywhere in the country

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Saturday, 2 February 2019 20:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Apparently the only less popular idea is killing all day kindergarten - since that idea was reversed the day after it first came out!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 February 2019 03:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Sad lol re OSAP changes fact-checking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=132&v=0VywtVQ3hPU

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Sunday, 3 February 2019 21:03 (four months ago) Permalink

goddamn fucking ONDP can't do anything right

https://ipolitics.ca/2019/02/06/ontario-ndps-improper-redaction-led-ford-government-to-leaker-sources/

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 15:47 (four months ago) Permalink

RIP Paul Dewar :(

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Thursday, 7 February 2019 23:51 (four months ago) Permalink

Just saw that on the news. I always liked him.

jmm, Friday, 8 February 2019 00:12 (four months ago) Permalink

At the trivia contest I go to every year (47 tables tonight; we finished second, one point behind the winner), a variation on a standard American question: how many living Prime Ministers right now?

clemenza, Sunday, 10 February 2019 05:29 (four months ago) Permalink

Extremely drunk 2:30 am answer: Turner, Clark, Mulroney, Chretien, Martin, Campbell, Harper, Trudeau Jr?

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Sunday, 10 February 2019 07:36 (four months ago) Permalink

8 was also my guess but I'd be lying if I said I could name all of 'em

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Sunday, 10 February 2019 07:38 (four months ago) Permalink

You've got it. The thing that jumped out at me is that there's probably never been eight living presidents (currently five, about normal), even though it's us that doesn't have term limits. That list includes Chretien, who was if office for 10 years, and Harper, who was just shy of 10. What really skews our list is Clark, Turner, and Campbell. I'm not sure if totaled a year between them.

clemenza, Sunday, 10 February 2019 14:21 (four months ago) Permalink

"if they totaled"

clemenza, Sunday, 10 February 2019 14:22 (four months ago) Permalink

Public healthcare for the win?! (Maybe our PMs are just younger?)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:51 (four months ago) Permalink

Definitely Clark--elected one day shy of 40, out of office within a year. Overall, I think ours are younger: Trudeau, Campbell, and Harper were all in their mid-40s when elected, so that's four out of the eight.

clemenza, Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:58 (four months ago) Permalink

him, Martin and Campbell also did not last long at all, so that's probably making up for the longer term guys.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Gas stations that fail to display the Ford government's carbon tax propaganda face a fine of up to $10,000 PER DAY https://t.co/ox7X20IxuC #onpoli pic.twitter.com/BVP39FqXr8

— John Bowker (@bowker_john) April 12, 2019

Simon H., Friday, 12 April 2019 15:56 (two months ago) Permalink

What a fucking disgrace. Is this even legal?

pomenitul, Friday, 12 April 2019 16:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Can't find it now, but I saw a tweet looking for a willing gas station owner to take them to court over this.

Simon H., Friday, 12 April 2019 16:20 (two months ago) Permalink

"Yeah, I guess BC is the exception there (if the QC Liberals count as Liberals, the BC Liberals probably should too)? "

They most certainly should not

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Friday, 12 April 2019 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink

For so many Canadians, Liberals are already 'the left'. Canada does not veer left after the liberals mess up because most Canadians don't care about the left.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Urgh

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 14 April 2019 19:27 (two months ago) Permalink

voting in the AB election is underway.

Simon H., Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:27 (two months ago) Permalink

not much drama in that race surely. good showing by ndp would be to come within, i dunno, 8 points of UCP?

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:32 (two months ago) Permalink

next, alberta turns off bc's oil

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:35 (two months ago) Permalink

It's another case where, while Notley has been a baffling disappointment to the left wrt the pipeline, I honestly don't know why she is so bad and hated vs the UCP for AB voters.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:09 (two months ago) Permalink

because they're albertans and she's a "left-wing" woman

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:16 (two months ago) Permalink

very anomalous situation ndp coming to power there purely due to conservative infighting. back to decades of conservative rule surely?

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:17 (two months ago) Permalink

welp

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:08 (two months ago) Permalink

The NDP are actually doing a little less badly than I expected but yeah, no. Are almost all of their seats in Edmonton?

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I mean, how could one not be impressed with Jason Kenney's tenure as minister of citizenship and immigration? I, too, would want my province to be run by a man who understands that most foreigners want nothing more than to 'cheapen' our Canadian values, as he so elegantly put it.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 09:49 (two months ago) Permalink

i'll never forget his fake citizenship ceremony: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-bureaucrats-pose-as-new-citizens-on-sun-news-1.1271079

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink

not much drama in that race surely. good showing by ndp would be to come within, i dunno, 8 points of UCP?

― findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:32 AM (yesterday) Bookmark

lol this was optimistic. 23 points or something in actuality

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:19 (two months ago) Permalink

PEI election results are definitely interesting: PC minority with Greens as Official Opposition. Genuinely curious to look into more of what the PEI Greens are about. I gather their PCs are in the Maritime Red Tory vein?

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Monday, 29 April 2019 14:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Still processing both of these (from a week ago):

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/ontario-library-service-funding-pc-doug-ford-1.5102406

http://shorttakes.canadianmusician.com/ford-government-budget-slashes-ontario-music-fund-by-more-than-half/

I like music. I like books.

― clemenza, Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:31 AM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Monday, 29 April 2019 14:12 (one month ago) Permalink

remember a while ago when I said things were deteriorating? I'm sticking to that.

Simon H., Monday, 29 April 2019 14:19 (one month ago) Permalink

The only protest I can find in Ottawa takes place when I am working this evening, which is probably part of the point of a general strike but I, uh, also don't get paid if I don't work and, strictly speaking, don't have an employer anyway.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:39 (one month ago) Permalink

The bloodbath continues (hyperlink to similar freeze in Otrawa at the end): https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/paramedics-funding-shortfall-1.5129154

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Although this is somewhat reassuring, wtf were these people anticipating when they elected a Ford-led PC government less than a year ago??: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/poll-suggests-support-for-pcs-has-collapsed-ford-now-less-popular-than-wynne-1.4435061?fbclid=IwAR2eeX8iQPjeIv2J8qmltIk9rmOThdcSmkkYEVbOSB_vd4OTpbaOK-8dLCY

The proposed changes to ODSP have been actually frightening to us: https://rnao.ca/policy/action-alerts/stop-changes-odsp-definition-disability?fbclid=IwAR0NWKmNF7zqDBCJac1YLBXgAuuCw2GazeVs6b9mhyrWWTuyspjmQN3djMQ

Also, less than a year after voters delivered the Ontario Liberals a bloody rout, they are the most popular party in the province now that they have an interim leader? (Quick: name him.)

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 24 May 2019 01:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ford is going to fuck everything up so hard. Ontario is doomed

flopson, Friday, 24 May 2019 01:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also, less than a year after voters delivered the Ontario Liberals a bloody rout, they are the most popular party in the province now that they have an interim leader? (Quick: name him.)

For more reasons why this seems insane, afaict, the NDP has been doing all the work of opposing the PC government, and often well. I honestly don't know what the Liberals (who were fine imo) have done to improve the public's opinion of them, other than not having a lesbian leader anymore.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 24 May 2019 02:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

why are the NDP so bad and hated (in Ontario)

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Friday, 24 May 2019 02:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ppl hated Bob Rae as premier because he uh... Idk what he did or didn't do. He created pd days for teachers? Dude like immediately joined the federal libs which doesn't exactly support the "ndp is its own thing" theory the ndp says sometimes

deus ex majima (Will M.), Friday, 24 May 2019 02:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Anyone itt familiar with the courage coalition?

deus ex majima (Will M.), Friday, 24 May 2019 02:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Tbf, Rae joined the LPC 11 years after his term as Premier ended! I'm usually a defender of his Premiership. Really, though, the ONDP's 74 seats from 1990-1995 were an anomaly. Their electoral success after that time has not been any worse than it was before that time.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 24 May 2019 03:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't have an exact answer to symsymsym's question. I will note, though, that I'm not sure that many NDP provincial governments of the past few decades have been much further to the left than the last Ontario Liberal government, which might be the point Will was getting at.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 24 May 2019 03:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah AFAICT NDP gvmnts have not been terribly bold for some time now

Simon H., Friday, 24 May 2019 03:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

wtf were these people anticipating when they elected a Ford-led PC government less than a year ago?

Canada is supposedly one of the most educated countries in the world. You'd think that would make a difference in terms of political literacy.

pomenitul, Friday, 24 May 2019 10:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

getting a masters degree in 1982 does not grant you media literacy in 2019. media literacy in 2019 is p much a full time job. education has nothing to do with the sophistication of global rightist propaganda.

and yeah re: bob rae i have no real opinion, i'm just saying what i vaguely remember people saying about it in retrospect. usually people during the mike harris reign being like "at least it isn't bob rae!" i did live in rural-ass ontario, and not the cool union-y type of rural either. the "half of em work for bruce A and the other half farm" type which = a lot of "i got mine"

deus ex majima (Will M.), Friday, 24 May 2019 15:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There was a nationwide recession as the ONDP came to power in 1990. They spent a lot on stimulus in their first budget (which became generally accepted as the correct response to a recession in the 00s). To reduce the deficit afterwards, they came up with the idea of the 'Social Contract', where all public employees would get 12 unpaid days off per year (the fabled 'Rae Days'), in order to spread the pain around harmlessly and avoid having to lay anyone off. The unions didn't agree to this, negotiations broke down, and the government went ahead with the plan anyway. Afaik, it actually worked as intended but the union leaders felt totally betrayed by this disregard for collective bargaining and abandoned the ONDP, who had previously been able to count on union support. The unions, and the rest of us, got to deal with Mike Harris's PCs instead. To listen to some people, you would think Ontario was plunged into famine and plague the instant Rae was sworn into office but I saw no evidence of that. I know I'm in the minority but this is mostly how I see it: https://www.tvo.org/article/bob-rae-was-right-but-before-his-time

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 24 May 2019 16:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(Not that I think collective bargaining principles should be disregarded but I don't think the Social Contract was a bad idea.)

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 24 May 2019 16:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

And here is our Premier Douglas Robert Ford (@fordnation).

I'm sorry but this sounds really threatening, I'm not clear what I've done that could constitute a threat since it's pretty demonstrable that there is something very corrupt in QP, none the less.https://t.co/culpbINhP5

— Michael Cole 🇨🇦 (@michaeljacole) May 24, 2019

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Saturday, 25 May 2019 03:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Where to begin…

pomenitul, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

canadian conservatism does it again

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

How much farmwork is he doing on Saturday nights?

jmm, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That’s what good farm kids do. They put down their books. They changed their clothes. They went to the barn, and they started getting the cattle ready for milking time.

You go to school to get a job. If you've got a job at 12, why continue going to school? QED.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is something: the CFS is taking the Ford to court over making student fees optional for activities it has deemed matters of 'student choice' (and which, in partisan emails, it has apparently described as 'crazy Marxist nonsense).

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-universities-optional-fees-1.5153201

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 20:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Anyone know anything about the legal grounds for this?

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The whole Bob Rae saga is somehow proof to me that leftists are harder on leftist politicians than right wingers are on right wing politicians. Or at least, they are more demanding.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 8 June 2019 20:56 (one week ago) Permalink

This is something else: 95yo LBP/PET-era Cabinet Minister Paul Hellyer discusses his apparently sincerely held views on UFOs, extraterrestrial life, and the deep state.

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/by7ipl/i_am_a_95_yo_former_canadian_minister_of_defense/

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 12:10 (six days ago) Permalink

Valiants Thor, the Benevolent Venusian with an IQ of 1200 lived in the pentagon for three or four years, offered us Earthlings a richer, healthier life in exchange for giving up our nuclear weapons. His offer was not accepted. (More on Thor, including his picture, in my latest book Hope Restored.)

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 12:42 (six days ago) Permalink


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