If Kerry wins, I have a suggestion to all the bushies. They could always move to a country where life meets their expectations: - Religion is everywhere (politics, schools, public life, etc); - They believe in a strong army, including possessing nuclear weapons; - They believe death penalty is a for...Jump to post
I've always said that Frontline is the best information program, at least in North America. It saw it last night and, once again, it was up to my expectation: excellent narrative, excellent point of view and excellent documentation. Rumsfell didn't help his cause by refusing to answer Frontline's qu...Jump to post
It's so nice to see yall guys making decision for women. I'm sure women should be very glad that you are there to make decision for them. After all, don't we all know that they are totally unable to make decision by themselves. Who would have believed that in 2004, some guys would still think like 1...Jump to post
<b>So you're saying that even if Kerry is wrong (which is very likely because there's no data supporting his claim) the bigger issue is how the GOP distorts his erroneous statements. Please. Why is Kerry's distortion of the truth any lesser an issue than the GOP's purported distortion of Kerry's unt...Jump to post
Just to make one point clear here. The origin of throwing cream pies in the face of pompous individuals (remember Bill Gates) is found in anarchist groups in Belgium. In other words, the guys who threw it to that fasco-bimbo are not liberals, unless you define "liberal" as anyone who's not a republi...Jump to post
<i>"We've got to make it sure that we - that we lose none of the close states that we won in 2000 - Florida or Ohio or Colorado or Nevada or New Hampshire, but - and you also gotta have a couple of surprises and we've got a couple of surprises that we intend to spring." - Karl Rove to Sean Hannity o...Jump to post
I read something about him two days ago, but I just can't remember well (now the loud sound that you're hearing, it's me banging my head on the wall). Anyway, US intelligence knows where he is: in the mountains of western Pakistan (the article I referred to even mention the name of that place). But ...Jump to post
<b>Genius, how can I prove that Kerry's supposition is wrong? If Kerry is making the statement shouldn't it be up to him to back it up? I've already said that the IRS website doesn't have 2003 figure up yet. I guess Senator Kerry looks into his magic ball and has access to the figures that are in qu...Jump to post
<b>I find your signature line very humerous - instead of providing fact, you support your position with suppositions.</b> I'm glad you find my signature humourous. If you could only understand it's irony, that would be even better. <b>There is no way to provide 2003 numbers because the IRS hasn't pu...Jump to post
N6376m, Sorry, but your case is far, very far, from being convincing. Not that the numbers you put up are innacurate. But it takes a comparison, say betwen 2001 and 2003, to contradict what I wrote. For instance, you should have posted something similar to this: 2001: <b>top 1 % of taxpayers earned ...Jump to post
<b>Recently, John Kerry gave a speech in which he claimed Americans are actually paying more taxes under Bush, despite the tax cuts. </b> This is typical, Republican fact twisting. What Kerry said actually is that middle-call Americans now pay a larger share of the entire tax burden than they used t...Jump to post
Been there twice, Varadero and Gardalavaca (keep the cow !) Nice place, beautiful people, good cigars, excellent rhum (although I've discovered that en enjoy my Montecristo #4 with a glass of brandy rather than with a glass of rhum). Beaches are superb, but forget the waves, at least the places I've...Jump to post
This thread is pathetic, there are no other words for it. It started with a very benign question, and it turned out to become a <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> and <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> bash fest...Jump to post
<b>does it seriously scare you</b> Not in the sense that I lose sleep at night. But it does take me aback sometimes, big time. A top aide to GWB recently confessed to a NY Times journalist that reality cannot be understood, as the USA, as an empire, creates its own reality (hence everything in Iraq ...Jump to post
<b>That makes Abu Ghraib the safest prison in the entire world. Think of it - only one rape!</b> So far. I sincerely hope it remains at that level, only one rape (of a juvenile man BTW, contrary to what's been written in reply #1). But I'm not that optimistic. I'm afraid many more crimes are yet to ...Jump to post
<b>But, even if I find the Creationists absolutely clueless, I'll defend their right to say what they please. But putting it in a national park bookstore is a little bit silly.</b> My thoughts exactly. But what's more silly, is that the presence of such books in a national park bookstore is protecte...Jump to post
<b> am not saying that it is that way, just that none of you can prove that any of the parties in this issue is completely correct.</b> To say this, when there is not enough the beginning of the shadow of the tail of a remotely acceptable proof in favor of Noah's flood creating the Grand Canyon, you...Jump to post
<b>I still do not see what the big deal is, so far no one have yet proved otherwise right ?</b> Quick lesson in scientific philosophy, or epistemology if you prefer. You don't disprove an hypothesis. The way science evolves is by demonstrating, with emperical evidences, an hypothesis, which then bec...Jump to post
I'd like to offer my thoughts on Canada as a whole. 1 - 1608, fundation of Quebec City by Champlain. It marked the willingness of France to colonize the northern part of North America. 2 - 1759, the Plains of Abraham Battle. It was discussed in another thread, also started by Falcon84. It marked the...Jump to post
In <A HREF = "http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/601129">this thread</a>, I reported that what took place at Abu Ghraib was apparently much worst than what was reported by the press in general. After a legal battle, the ACLU has finally obtained many new files from the Penta...Jump to post
No matter what the bushies say or think, with Russia's endorsement, Kyoto now becomes the law for the countries who signed it. These countries will have to adapt their economy consequently, making them more efficient and competitive. And with a barrel of oil at 50$ plus, it does make quite a lot of ...Jump to post
I'm glad to see that at least one member understands the full implication of this news.
To the others, well, I guess there is something in you as deep as the Grand Canyon, and I'm afraid it's neither your understanding of the issues, nor your intellectual capacities...
If you had any doubt that Bush and his administration are dangerous religious zealotes, what more will you need now ? <b>Washington, DC — The Bush Administration has decided that it will stand by its approval for a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah’s flood rather than by geologic fo...Jump to post
<i>Un Canadien errant Bani de ses foyers Parcourait en pleurant Un pays etranger</i> Famous French-Canadian folk song, written at a time when the French were <i>"Canadiens"</i> and the English were British, that tell the story of those who were exiled in Australia following the 1837-1838 Rebellion i...Jump to post
<b>So what you're implying is the US is the only nation able and or willing to sufficiently protect the world?</b> Maybe not the only one <u>willing</u>, but certainly one of them. And it has always been my feeling that the world does need a strong US leadership. Unfortunately, Bush is not up to tha...Jump to post
Short answer is no.
Also, I believe it would have been a lot of a heck easier for GWB to form a truely international coalition to enforce a dismantling of Iran's nuclear capacity.
But for now the US is bogged down in Iraq, which has no WMD...
Now back on topic. It took me a while, but <A HREF = "http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1098222610037&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724">here's</a> an article in English about that endorsement. I believe Iran likes Bush because...Jump to post
You should see the trees these days: all red, yellow, gold, brown and orange. No wonders even the Japaneses come to see that spectacle. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/672851/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/672851/...Jump to post
After Putin, it is now the Iranian ayatollahs who offer their support to Bush. Essentially, the ayatollahs justify their stand by saying that, historically, the Democrats have caused Iran more harm than the Republicans. Gee I'd like to add, but I'll refrain: needless to add insult to the injurie &nb...Jump to post
<b>Those who are worrying about a revived draft are in the same position as those who worried about a return to budget deficits four years ago, when President Bush began pushing through his program of tax cuts. Back then he insisted that he wouldn't drive the budget into deficit - but those who look...Jump to post
If Don Cherry is named greatest Canadian of all time, I think that would be one more good reason for Quebec to separate! Can you imagine the grateast Canadian being on a 7 second delay... Trudeau is the number 1 on my list of the most over rated Canadian of all time, topping even Eric Lindros and Pl...Jump to post
<b>Had you bothered actually paying attention to what was written... the posts were in reference to Russia and Israel; two nations I dare say face a hell of a lot more/intense Islamic terrorism than France and it's ilk</b> So did France and the UK a few years ago. And what about Spain, that has expe...Jump to post
Just when we learn that, after their drugs, many US senior citizens are now crossing the border north bound (yep, in "socialized" Canada) to get their flu shot...
For MattD and other ignorants of his kind, the flu is very dangerous for older people, with a very high incidence of mortality.
<b>Funny how the two countries facing Islamic terror bigtime are the ones who want Bush..............</b> Blatantly false. Many Europeans countries, especially France, were confronted to islamic terrorism way before the US. There were I don't know how many bomb attacks in Paris, Lyon and Marseille t...Jump to post
I think it's clear now that the large consensus is that most here don't hate the USA or Americans in general, but rather some policies, especially Bush's policies. Which is my view as well. And here are some new hard facts to demonstrate how some USA allies feel about Bush. Some newspapers around th...Jump to post
The whole concept of legitimate defense is to defend yourself in a manner that is reasonnable, considering the harm that is done, or about to be done, to you. If a guy slaps me in the face, I can slap him back, but I cannot kill him. In that case, killing him is not legitimate defense, as he was jus...Jump to post
<b>What I want to know is how best to enjoy it</b> You essentially have two options: 1 - Bring lots of books with you, or 2 - Hit highway 401 eastbound and come to Montréal, like any decent Torontonian who is looking to have fun does. <b>Are they any good night clubs ?</b> In Toronto? Short answer i...Jump to post
Just saw the little animation on how they're going to handle the A380. It doesn't make sense. In that animation, 2 B747s push back and 1 A380 takes the place. It defeats one of the main purpose of the A380, which is to get more pax through while using the same number of gates. The airspace is still ...Jump to post
<b>They just cut their heads off one by one. Oh, sorry, that must have been justified because Mr. Hersh, the good people of Berkeley and our Canadian friends have been silent on the subject.</b> Well, I just saw GWB, a few minutes ago, talked about bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq. Those whose...Jump to post