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  1. Yet another school shooting.

    Maybe the US is actually meant to be two separate nations. As it is now, there's zero chance of any meaningful change to existing gun laws. There are groups with too much money and influence in favour of the status quo. Politicians don't have the backbone to make any changes, even though there are numerous examples of other countries with no mass shootings who have banned automatic weapons.
  2. Yet another school shooting.

    The NRA, the gun lobby is very powerful and very persuasive in the US. That's one of the main obstacles to any kind of gun control. However, there are NRA members who can see the value of some kind of gun control but they're not loud enough and they're seldom heard. You obviously don't watch CNN or you would know that they rarely mention the shooter by name. That's one of their mandates, speak about the victims and their families but don't mention the killer's name. They have named him and they've shown his photo, but for the most part, they don't do that. So it's not a 24/7 story about the shooter, that's ridiculous. "the media fueling the fire" The news media's job is to report the news. Watch it or don't watch it, very simple.
  3. "in all of us command"

    It's pretty sad when we need a government department to force parents to take responsibility for their own children. Adults should act like adults, but of course, many never do.
  4. Yet another school shooting.

    I think it's time that blame for these never ending mass shootings is actually placed where it belongs. CNN is obviously at fault and should be banned from the airwaves. They do nothing but stir up shit by stating actual facts on tv, and expect to get away with it. Imagine life without the left leaning, liberal, obviously biased media. Wouldn't it be great?
  5. R. v. Millard & Smich - Part Deux

    I think this person, Millard should be taken out the back and beaten over the head with a crow bar but obviously that can't happen. When it comes to questioning a relative of a murder victim, in this case the father, Millard should be required to submit written questions to the judge who would then read them out in court. The father would be required to answer only once and the judge would read the next question. When it comes to asking questions of a a police officer or paramedic or whatever, he (Millard) can do so verbally. I think that would be fair since he has the option of a real, court appointed lawyer too.
  6. Another Canadian wanting to come home

    I didn't ignore anything and I did use the words "Italian immigration", but that wasn't the subject of the thread. But who gives a shit, right? Let's forget the whole thing.
  7. Another Canadian wanting to come home

    Please read the title of this thread, then ask yourself how anything you wrote in your post applies.
  8. Another Canadian wanting to come home

    Oh, I see. This was Sharpy playing devil's advocate or else Sharpy actually = Justin. The topic of the thread is, a dual citizen, Canadian / Brit who spent time in Syria and may or may not have joined ISIS, was captured by the Kurds and now wants to come back to Canada. The video is Justin defending Muslim immigration to Canada, by comparing it to Italian immigration from the past, totally avoiding the question from the audience. If I'm not mistaken, you're saying that a politician listens to a serious question and then deflects by answering a different, less troublesome question. Or doesn't answer it at all. I think you're right but that's not really much of a revelation. What do you think about this man who just wants to get out of isolation and be returned to Canada? Should Canadians make every effort to help him?
  9. Another Canadian wanting to come home

    It's not like that at all. Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian immigrants came here for a better life for themselves, not to convert anyone to Islam or spread any message. This young man has dual British / Canadian citizenship and wishes to return to Canada after being held by the Kurdish YPG militia in solitary confinement, and who can blame him? There doesn't seem to be any proof that he actually joined ISIS or participated in any violence while in Syria. He says he was only there because he spoke Arabic and wanted to help Muslims. It seems the Brits aren't interested in helping so maybe Canada should do something to bring him here. He must have been very naive and stupid to go to Syria in the first place, but he's 22 years old and should be forgiven for that if he hasn't participated in any terrorist activities.
  10. "in all of us command"

    Thanks Cal, I did not know that. I should have Googled our anthem ahead of time. Actually, if it didn't sound so ancient and stuffy, a return to those lyrics wouldn't be a horrible idea. At least it might minimize the likelihood of anyone getting their nose out of joint by the words. I'm starting to realize that "True patriot love, in all of us command" does sort of make grammatical sense. But I doubt there were many women who woke up in the morning and thought about how offended they were by our national anthem. Anyway, it's done and time for our gov't to move on.
  11. Dmen Targets? And Johnny T?

    That would be most of our prospects gone and since we don't trade first round picks anymore, this sounds unlikely. And Tyson Barrie? Are we really going to overpay like that for Tyson Barrie? Karlsson is a different story if Ottawa would even consider trading him to us.
  12. You're all Cuckaloos

    If Don Cherry and Donald Trump say there's no global warming or climate change, that it's all fake news, it's all bullshit, that's good enough for me. Fire up that beautiful clean coal.
  13. It's Obama's fault anyway.
  14. "in all of us command"

    I agree that we have other, more important issues to concern ourselves with, but I always stand and take my hat off for the anthem too. There's no reason not to and it's something my father felt strongly about. But "In all of us command" ? Is that grammatically correct? It sounds stupid and I'll never use that line, but I don't usually sing the anthem anyway (but I do stand). And I don't believe women were offended by the original lyrics. And if there are some who were offended, I think they've been dreaming up things to be offended about.
  15. Seabrook thought he'd been screwed by the non call on the icing, which lead to the Leaf goal and berated the linesman mercilessly. So, even though any normal person would jerk their head back, away from Marner's stick like Seabrook did, his dramatic plunge to the ice was so ridiculous and such bad acting, that any seeing person could tell it was phony. He deserved a diving penalty but I'm convinced that the ref didn't call it because of Seabrook's previous disapproval.