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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

You have to wonder if these folks have actually read "A Christmas Carol" or spent any time pondering what Scrooge actually says and does. Because if you do, you come to realize that Scrooge more closely resembles a modern liberal than a conservative.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Hillier, who used to be a corporal in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, is a volunteer with the 1st North American Expeditionary Force, a private organization that is providing aid to anyone who wants to help the Kurds in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS or simply Islamic State.

Hillier, who grew up in Carleton Place and is the son of Progressive Conservative MPP Randy Hillier, said he accomplished more good in 20 hours at Tel al-Ward than he did in the past 26 years of his life. read more


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

David Masciotra, Salon: Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as "heroes." The rhetorical sloppiness and intellectual shallowness of affixing such a reverent label to everyone in the military or law enforcement betrays a frightening cultural streak of nationalism, chauvinism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, but it also makes honest and serious conversations necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of a fragile democracy nearly impossible. read more


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"Capitalism created hundreds of millions of poor people until they organized into unions and took their grievances to the street at risk of their lives."

Really?

So these people weren't poor before capitalism?

And were they ever poorer than those in the communist sphere of influence? Don't think so.

In fact capitalism, and by capitalism I mean free markets, have created the largest middle class ever seen in the history of the planet. There are now more middle class people on earth than not. And free markets put them there. That's not really even a point that can be debated.

"The anti union war began after WWII with the Taft-Hartley Act, which restricts the activities and power of labor unions. The act is still effective, yet most people pretend we live in a free market society."

What T-H did was force Unions to operate on their own merit, as opposed to having some semi-legal authority to control industry by manipulating labor. I wonder if you would have been equally in favor of a system where employers had the right to dictate to workers where they would work and what their pay would be, without them having a say.

"Class warfare continues with free trade agreements, shifting of tax burdens off the rich and onto the middle class and even the poor."

What the frick???

There are less people now on planet earth than any point previously in history. In due largely to free trade agreements.

The expanding global middle class??? Wouldn't have happened without free trade. It would have continued to be a wealthy west and a dirt poor third world. We don't call it the third world anymore. Mow it's the developing world. They're going somewhere. You can thank the free market for that.

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