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    New Ontario Government 2018

    OK, it was 31 Div not 13 Div. :D :D But this is what I mean: there is a community-centric problem. How can anybody in their right mind say there isn't? This is not new, at all, just worse. The question that needs to be answered, IMHO, is why that community is so over represented in violent...
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    Conservatism needs work 2.0

    It will, if the Tories want to get in again. I would vote for that in a heartbeat.
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    Conservatism needs work 2.0

    I see your point of frustration that posters don't always (or maybe, ever...) behave in a civil manner. Yes-they do the stuff you refer to (I may be one of those sinners), but that doesn't discount the fact that most behave themselves. Nor does it (in my opinion) mean that we should give up on...
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    Conservatism needs work 2.0

    Here is a very good piece by Harper's former Comms director. It goes back to a point I tried to make earlier on these pages about the need for moderate conservatives to be careful who they share a trench with, and why accuracy, truthfulness and avoiding Twitter mudslinging will gain the moral...
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    New Ontario Government 2018

    Makes sense to me. I think that would be a very narrow-minded response by people. For example, in my neighbourhood in west Kingston, I hardly ever see a cruiser unless it's called. But I know very well that Kingston has other neighbourhoods where there are calls every day and night, and a much...
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    SCC and Trinity Western University

    But who else is better than a person who has been schooled in the law and its underpinnings, practices it regularly and has a strong working understanding of how it has been historically applied? By way of analogy, do you want complex engineering decisions, or medical decisions, made by people...
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    Chariots on Fire by Maj Cole Petersen

    Rommel talks about doing something very much like this, in his book "Infantry Attacks". He describes his experiences in a Jager regiment in WWI. In particular, he relates an assault on a very strong Italian alpine position at Cimolais, which he achieved with his battalion against a dug-in and...
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    Chariots on Fire by Maj Cole Petersen

    You might want to ask the Canadians who fought in Italy about that one. The Germans taught them all about the deadly effects of plunging HMG fire, from guns which were very difficult to spot because they were dug down in defilade. 25mm falling on unprotected troops, HQ or CSS units, or gunners...
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    SCC and Trinity Western University

    That is a good and important question. I used to be 100% pro-abortion, no questions. Now, I'm not so sure any more. To me, I guess the issue is for the mother (or mother and father) to ask themselves if they can live with the knowledge of ending a life.I don't agree with forcing women to have...
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    SCC and Trinity Western University

    But what if you're pro-science but anti-abortion? You know, one of those inconvenient people who don't fit stereotypes? :whistle: If you're referring to this paragraph: what that seems to say (as far as I can tell), is that full conception occurs later than what some pro-life laws assume.
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    New Ontario Government 2018

    OK, I got the Div number wrong. But my point remains: the Jane-Finch problem is an old one, and seems to have gotten worse.
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    New Ontario Government 2018

    Yes: I looked at that TPS map before I posted. Maybe 13 Div boundaries are different now than they were in 1974. In any case, he was definitely speaking about the problem in Jane and Finch.
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    SCC and Trinity Western University

    I've never been comfortable with the idea of the politicization of the judiciary, (Left or Right), which is what we seem to get from having political parties and their funders get involved in the process. To me it seems to go totally against the idea of a truly independent judiciary, since their...
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    New Ontario Government 2018

    Quite apart from this vest business, is the evident truth of what he actually said in the House. I watched his initial comments and then his refusal to climb down in the face of self-righteous howling by the opposite benches. So, here I go, sailing close to the wind... I don't know the Minister...
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    Need to Evacuate the White Helmets From Syria

    Yes, true. But then, compared to the Middle East, China is a paragon of human rights.
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