is the cowardly pedo bob really gone?
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#99 Mar 2, 2013
Rush wrote:
I have never been to Canada. Is there a spot that dont have trees? Being from Nebraska, all we have out west is the sandhills, and theres not a tree for miles! Not kidding either. The eastern end is really pretty nice, and Omaha has that big small town feel, if you know what I mean by that.
We have vast prairies north of you and many of those are sparse of trees. Possibly Omaha has similar feel as Halifax (wannabe but not there yet)- then again- I would think the Oracle and his BH HQ must provide some pretty exciting atmosphere. Pretty awesome citizen- liken him to Sam Walton for Arkansas(or maybe Clinton)
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#100 Mar 2, 2013
MM: I think Trudeau gets more respect now from opposition than he did serving his record time as PM. It may be Justin is going to be like the Edsel car though(assume he gets leadership). I do think in today's world the US/Cndn. relationship would be even more stressed if Trudeau were in power- actually it would be guaranteed. Can U imagine Reagan or either Bush dealing with Trudeau ? Methinks Uncle Sam's patience would have turned quite threatening....
MaltaMon

Philadelphia, PA

#102 Mar 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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NAFTA did some good for Canada and the USA!
Trudeau once said to an interviewer that Reagan was pleasant to be with, and was,a good raconteur of stories and anecdotes. "But," he continued, "for a serious discussion over policy? No, never." Trudeau was,a brilliant man whose American counterparts,,witg the ecception of Jimmy Carter, failed to understand him. And none possessed his razor-sharp wit, sense of irony, or deciciveness. From, "Watch me!", when asked on Parliament Hill in 1970 if he was really going to send troops into Montreal after Pierre LaPorte was kidnappedkidnapped (he later would be found dead in thevtrunk of a car), to pihouetting behind Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace, to "I would only say that I've been called worse things by better people" when the White House tape transcripts revealed that Pres Nixon had referred to Trudeau,as "that asshole" , to his flipping the bird from his train window to a hostile crowd gathered outside his train in Alberta during his failed 1979 campaign , to telling reporters when Levesque refused to sign the 1982 Constitution on Quebec's behalf, "I couldn't care less". My favorite, hiwever, was in declaring victory in the Feb 1980 election, defeating his short-lived successor Joe Clark: "My fellow Canadians-Mes chers amis canadiens..(pause), Welcome tovthe Eighties!"
MaltaMon

Philadelphia, PA

#104 Mar 2, 2013
Trudeau is one of the great national leaders of Canada. As important as Diefenbaker and Laurier--and prrhaps moreso to that nation's unity, modern stature in the world, and its current prosperity. He has long been one of my heroes. I have read his writings as,a journalist and world explorer (for lack of a better term) all the way through his Globe and Mail columns about the Meech Lake Accords after his retirement. He beat Nixon to opening Communist China; he normalized relations with Cuba forty years ago; he accorded French equal status in the federal government with English; he prevented through effective persuasion and respect of the voters, rather than by force, the secession of Quebec and the decimation of Canada; he patriated Canada's constitution, ending forever the tacit control over Canadian citizens by the British parliament through the 1867 BNA. A great statesman, politician, leader, writer, and intellectual. One of my favorite possessions is a copy of his last book, which Justin, who was a student of one of my longtime Canadian friends who teaches at McGill, had his father inscribe to me... Although I never met Justin personally, I am forever in his debt.
MaltaMon

Philadelphia, PA

#105 Mar 2, 2013
The book he inscribed personally to me, "With Best Wishes, PE Trudeau" is called, Againstvthe Current. It's a good collection of his writing from a young man through his last published opinions. I treasure it. It is,sad that he ended with dementia, as Reagan did, but in Reagan's case, I tbink it took many years for those closest to him to even notice.
MaltaMon

Philadelphia, PA

#107 Mar 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Are you a republican, or a democrat then?
I am a Democrat, but today's Republican party is so far to the right that it seems headed toward irrelevance. Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford and even Bush Sr would all be outcasts among today's Republicans. Too liberal. Ronald Reagan set the party down this road thirty years ago, and I think he was a terribly destructive figure, but even he might want to switch parties if he were around today.
Rush

Columbus, NE

#108 Mar 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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City kids are always spoilt, perhaps that is why you used the rod, thinking it would sort out your kids bad behavior, when you can't even correct your own mistakes. Fools in the city always have spoilt brats like yours!
Great theory, idiot, I dont live in Omaha. Did you spoil your kids? Oh thats right, you dont have any, so there is no reason to listen to your advice on how to properly raise them. If poping a kid on the rump maybe 2 times in their lives is abuse, then come get me and put me in jail. It must have really messed them up, cause they are both here now, reading this as im typing it and laughing at you. Oh yeah, it helps that I showed them Ratchet and clank, and your sick obsession with them.As a matter of fact, I asked them if I totaly messed up their lives by the brutal spankings they recived, and after we stopped laughing about it, they said they honestly dont remember getting spanked. Well as always, it has been a pleasure, but we are gonna grill some steaks, and then go do some 4-wheelin, as a family, and have a great time. Enjoy your time being a bitter, lonely, old man, that wishes people were killing themselves, or being raped. I wonder who is going to have a more fullfilling time, me or you.
coyote

Berwick, Canada

#111 Mar 2, 2013
Large- we do not presently have a president- it (the position) is listed in most dailies throughout the world- a problem is language requirement- U C many applicants from Bejing are bi-lingual as they speak chinese and english or french but we require french and english. Folks from Somalia who apply have the same prob. However; methinks a rascally Lord(made so by no less than the Queen) Conrad Black will be the people's choice--keep u posted !! Oh, who is president of UK ?
Rush

Columbus, NE

#113 Mar 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Do you mean your grand kids?
They are here too. My poor wife has to put up with all of us guys tonight, as the boys wives are at work.
coyote

Berwick, Canada

#116 Mar 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Britains leader is not called the president, he a called a Prime minister. His name is david cameron.
Thank-you---is he appointed by Her Majesty and does he carry out her commands? In Canada we are looking hard at the US model of elections etc. for leaders but it seems soooo expensive and people are never happy with who wins. Although a lot of developing nations seem to be leaning towards elections to get leaders--- the Vatican may be a great example of this happening as we type....
coyote

Berwick, Canada

#117 Mar 2, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
<quoted text> I am a Democrat, but today's Republican party is so far to the right that it seems headed toward irrelevance. Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford and even Bush Sr would all be outcasts among today's Republicans. Too liberal. Ronald Reagan set the party down this road thirty years ago, and I think he was a terribly destructive figure, but even he might want to switch parties if he were around today.
Could you categorize P. Trudeau and/or Harper as past repub... or present...- ahem !!
MaltaMon

Thorofare, NJ

#118 Mar 2, 2013
Trudeau would never have fit the mold of the Republican Party at any time after Teddy Roosevelt (in fact, he has a lot in common with TR, who, though an icon of the GOP, would have become a Democrat had he lived to see his party assume the White House under Harding,,Coolidge, and Hoover. Indeed, he broke ranks in 1912 when he ran as a third-party candidate against his hand-picked,Repiblican successor, William Howard Taft. And he split the GOP vote, coming in second, ahead of the president, and,allowing,Wilson to win the election..Stephen Harper? Less easy to compare, but I still couldn't see him as,a Republican. Check out the 2012 campaign, the primary candidates, Romney's candidacy, read the Republican Party's 2012 platform. Check out the so-called Tea Party wing of the GOP. Few Canadians could find a home there, I suspect.
MaltaMon

Cressona, PA

#119 Mar 2, 2013
coyote wrote:
<quoted text> Thank-you---is he appointed by Her Majesty and does he carry out her commands? In Canada we are looking hard at the US model of elections etc. for leaders but it seems soooo expensive and people are never happy with who wins. Although a lot of developing nations seem to be leaning towards elections to get leaders--- the Vatican may be a great example of this happening as we type....
You would have to change your constitution. Ours is not a parliamentary system. The chief executive of the government, who in Canada is the Prime Minister, is also the head of state, who in Canada is the British monarch (through the Governor General). The President is both AND can never be a member of the legislature, or Congress, simultaneously. The Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch are entirely separate and co-equal. The only link is ceremonial: the Vice President is the presiding officer of the Senate (although since Truman, Vice Presidents rarely perform that function; rather, it's the President Pro Tempore of the Senate who does...) and he is able to cast a vote only in case of a tie. A;art from that, there is no overlap. No member of the Congress may serve simultaneously in any post in the Executive Branch. And the President may not appear on the floor to address either House of Congress without having been formally invited by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Why would you want or need that sort of system in Canada? It is terribly slow. It may offset the possibility of dramatic lurches to the left or right, but look at the gridlock it has caused over the course of Barack Obama's presidency, with a Republican opposition that refuses on political grounds to cooperate with him. Nothing gets accomplished. We lurch from one manufactured crisis to the next. You guys are better off in both Britain and Canada.
MaltaMon

Cressona, PA

#120 Mar 2, 2013
At least in France, if the President runs into legislative standoff of the sort that Obama has faced year in and year out, he, the French President, can dissolve the Chamber of Deputies (the elected French legislative branch, the lower house of the parliament.. comparable to your House of Commons) and call for new elections as often as once each year. Ours cannot do that. The most power he has over the legislature is (1) to veto legislation (which the Congress can override with a vote of 2/3 of each house if it wants) and (2) It can call Congress into session during periods when it normally would be in recess... as he did after the election last fall and again between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Bob

Dorval, Canada

#121 Mar 2, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
We have arrested and incarcerated more paedophiles in this part of the United States than just about anywhere else on earth in recent years..Just a few days ago, in the Philadelphia suburbs in New Jersey, dozen men, aged 21 to 68, were arrested in an online "sting" operation to identify those who access child pornography sites. I participated in the search as a member of a volunteer organization that specializes in assisting police and the FBI in online vigilance. So we are very active here in not only getting rid of child pornographers, but of their intended audience, too. The laws equate possession of child porn with creating and trafficking in it. Very strict. It's great. And I'm counting on the strictness of newer Canadian statutes, too, of course.
But surely someone who has actually raped a child, and whose location is known to the police would be arrested immediately!
But of course MaltaMon would have you believe that such a person is being tracked, but the police want to see how many more times he posts under a fake name in favor of bare-bottom spanking before they move in for the kill.
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#123 Mar 3, 2013
then- why is she the Queen and Cameron not the King ? very confusing- in UK history the kings and queens sure had the power to even have people beheaded- so now does Cameron have that power ?
MaltaMon

Oaklyn, NJ

#124 Mar 3, 2013
The Queen is the unelected head of state. She is Canada's, too. Canada's federal government operates just as the UK's does, especially now with some national power having devolved to the provincial parliaments of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Canadians, Australians, and msny other Commonweath nations maintain a parliamentary system based on Britain's with the Queen as head of state. Normally, a Canadian would understand far more readily than any American how Britain's works.
MaltaMon

Oaklyn, NJ

#125 Mar 3, 2013
Normally. But Tinkerbell isn't a normal Canadian, is he?
MaltaMon

Oaklyn, NJ

#128 Mar 25, 2013
No more f****t pronouncements from the Quarantined Queer Canadians. At last.
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#129 Mar 25, 2013
MaltaMon wrote:
No more f****t pronouncements from the Quarantined Queer Canadians. At last.
Justin tweets-"MM- I am personally wounded by your zinger !" Guess he thought you were a nice Molly....jest sayin'...

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