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Topic: clay?
Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:52:52 AM
Maybe what TFD says? : Clay - the human body, esp. as distinguished from the spirit or soul.




The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: French government considers state of emergency over ‘gilets jaunes’ protests
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 11:26:42 AM
From BBC News this morning, it appears it was not just the fuel tax and other climate change measures. It says Macron is going to look into some ways to help the struggling with the inflation costs. An example could be as I mentioned Canada is doing in January with cheque rebates.

It was also that the French are angry that the new tax plans are not helping the poor as much as the wealthy and middle class. I'm actually surprised we didn't hear about riots in the US when their tax plans were revealed.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46437904

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: French government considers state of emergency over ‘gilets jaunes’ protests
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2018 7:59:29 PM
Perhaps Macron should have (or has?) done more than hike fossil fuel prices.

Cap and trade has been described as the policy that works the best. It was working in Ontario that was cooperating with Quebec and California. Investors came, there were several projects on the go, 12 major ones I think, emissions were down, coal fired plants were closed, the air is clean again.

Then because electricity cost more (like the gas issue in France) the people went against the Liberals and the Conservative govt got in under Doug Ford. At least they used their vote - no protests or violence. Ford in six months has done everything in his power to undo all that the Liberals achieved in 12 years (remind you of anyone?). He cancelled cap and trade, is losing the acquisition of an electricity plant in the States, cancelled 12 half-finished green energy projects and passed a law that those with the signed contracts cannot sue. It is costing billions because he lost $1.9B revenue from the cap and trade by doing so, plus any costs with pulling out. Also, investors are leaving, including GM that is going green, with a loss of 2500 Oshawa jobs. Who is going to do business where a signed contract is not honoured? Especially if you are a company that sees the future and is moving to green initiatives in a non green government location.

Now he is suing the federal government at a cost of $30M to get out of the second best method which is a pollution tax on companies that pollute for profit and don't clean up their own messes - as we learned to do in kindergarten. If a province does not have a climate policy in place, it must follow the federal rules.

Of course these companies will raise their prices. To cover the public, the money collected from the polluters will go directly in cheques to the people because Trudeau has promised to give it directly to the people rather than trust it will make it into their hands if he gives it to a provincial govt.

Ford has instead adopted a failed Australia reverse cap and trade policy where taxpayer money will be paid to encourage the polluters to stop polluting. Welfare for his corporate buddies but don't get me started on that. And it is so weak that it will achieve nothing.

However, as the article from 2015 on the following link discusses, there ARE ways that effective mitigation policies can be adopted without hurting those living from paycheque to paycheque. I know what that is like, but violence on the streets is never condoned.


https://www.cbpp.org/research/policy-basics-climate-change-legislation-and-low-income-consumers

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs. It is supported primarily by foundation grants. Located in Washington, D.C.




The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: to land (in a "black book")
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:35:02 PM
Romany wrote:

Ah but Hope, if your bum's in the butter you slide right past all your problems!!


Ah so!

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: "Nationalism"?
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:26:30 PM
Coop - just quoting. I know nothing about the situation except what I read and what you say.

I don't support anybody - don't know enough to have an opinion. So you can stop the accusatory tone about "the way of thinking for all of you who are open-minded, well-cultured and high-educated in the Western countries and in the US?" when you don't know what you are talking about. That attitude is how tension that can lead to worse starts.

All I have is compassion for victims of ANY war and wish the aholes who keep fighting over the world would grow up and learn how to be civilized to achieve their goals. Too many selfish people wanting to take from others.

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: Man at yogurt shop doing his job asked to leave for being black.
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:18:54 PM
And the way to help these misfits is money for social programs to give kids a sense of purpose and a better and diverse group to belong to such as sports and arts. They won't need to join gangs of nazis and use drugs/guns. As adults they will teach their children better and race will hopefully disappear - may take generations, though. Exposure to individuals of different groups helps with tolerance. When humans don't have to worry about food or healthcare, it is amazing how their outlook changes. They do not become hopeless. In spite of all that the problem often becomes intractable but it is all we have to change attitudes.

This is a general statement - not just USA. Problem is, everybody wants everything for themselves for nothing. Nobody wants to pay taxes and when there's an advantage for them they are entitled or it's social progress. When it helps someone else, it is socialism.

The other problem is often how parents treat - mistreat - their children. What is the answer to that? Education? They grow up angry.

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: Oops...heh,heh,heh
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:29:26 PM
Saw this tonight, Will. Sums up the satire fairly well.




The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: Oops...heh,heh,heh
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 6:28:06 PM
Will,

Regarding response to the satire of those who can't accept reality - Faulty logic, from assuming the future death rate will be the same as the past when the climate is changing, not taking into account all the reasons why deaths may have declined and may no longer work, to whataboutism.

"Part of the answer is a deep-seated bias against humankind’s quest to tame and overcome the limits from nature, the latest manifestation being climate alarmism."

This statement doesn't even make sense. Climate scientists are against humankind trying to overcome nature's limits? That's exactly what scientists DO, fgs.

They say they know the Onion piece is satire, but they either have no idea what satire us, what the point of the satire was, or they are deliberately lying to mislead. I go with the last one. Critical thinkers would be able to see that.

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: to land (in a "black book")
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 1:18:28 PM
That's a new one for me, Rom. Not sure I'd like my bum in butter.

We would say "came up smelling like roses".

There's a similar one with a different nuance - "fell into a barrel of s**t and came up smelling like a rose. It's probably where the shortened phrase came from.

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Topic: carry his name
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:55:55 PM
Seems to me that phrase is in the Bible. Just a vague recollection.

Edited - carry also means bear.

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau

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