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  1. Many Canadians fear third world war looms

    Originally posted by: Voar Tok Originally posted by: N_O_Body Originally posted by: patriots_1228 NOBody-what chaos? is rather calm right now quote> The whole of the United States of America is chaotic. A good example is the chicken little attitude displayed by the Senate in creating the Homeland Security outfit, thus completing the transition from a plutocratic oligarchy into a police state.quote> For what it's worth, the media really is a crappy way to come up with opinions on things. First off, several thousand people are dead because some guys found a security hole and exploited it. The lives of thousands more hung in the balance and would be decided by whether or not the towers fell over or collapsed on themselves. This actually shows some intelligent thinking here on behalf of the Senate. Something was obviously broken, so work was done to try to fix it. Granted, the Homeland Security Department will never be able to stop all terrorist attacks, but a plane full of people are alive today because Richard Reid never made it past security. I had to fly somewhere not that many weeks ago, and for what it's worth, they've actually taken the time to make getting through security a rather painless ordeal if you read the guidelines ahead of time. Not only that, but as was evidenced by a little flier and the semi-reorientation of my luggage, I know they checked that too. As for it being a police state, I've done lots of things over the year that would have had me stopped for questioning by now if the US was a police state, yet police officer after police officer has paid little more attention to me than to make sure they didn't hit me with the squad car or something. In a real police state, a teenager out on a school night after 11 PM in the middle of winter with three inches of snow on the ground would be something that they'd take a real interest in. To call the the US a police state couldn't be further from the truth. If your politicians are capable of knee-jerk reactions like that, I would call that chaos. Your senate is supposed to be a chamber of sober second thought, not a bunch of self-aggrandizing petty autocrats who really think only of keeping their job.quote> So if One Canadian Place was brought to the ground by a hijacked airplane, the Canadian parliament wouldn't have done anything? Everyone here knows that had it happened in a place like Canada, England, or any other EU country, there would have been investigations and the whole nine yards. However, investigations are meaningless if you don't do something about what they turn up. While we can argue over the processes by which they chose to remedy the problem, that's pretty meaningless when compared to the fact that 9/11 indicated that something needed to be done. The thing is, the logical deduction of what was said is that if this had happened in Canada, the Canadian Parliament would have avoided such "knee-jerk" reactions and done nothing. Electing justice officials is just about as chaotic. What reason would you have for such nonsense? This gives justice a bad name, in fact, in the United States she has become a prostitute to the election process. This isn't the way things should be.quote> First off, nonsense is an adjective backed by a state of an opinion on an issue, which means that the proper use of the adjective is subjective. Therefore, one man's nonsense may be another man's wisdom. Now, while I won't speak for all levels of government, federal judges are not elected. They are, traditionally, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, as detailed in the US Constitution. Here in Texas, judges are elected, but that is currently being reviewed for change. Even still, there isn't anything inherently wrong with electing a judge either. Whether you need a legislature, a governor, or a judicial system, you want people who are going to do their job correctly. It is, in my opinion, utter nonsense to assume that a person has the mental acuity to elect a governor or a legislative representative but not a justice. If you're not able to make a rational decision about a justice, odds are undeniably good that you aren't capable of making a rational decision on a legislative representative or a governor, so if that's the case, why the hell even bother electing people. So, why not return just return to a government who makes up all our rules for us? The answer is because THAT is a plutocratic oligarchy. While the US neither created nor perfect the election process, I fail to see how it has become "a prostitute to the election process." The statement can't be proved by the case for the election of judges as that is little more than subjective opinion. Off the top of my head, the biggest accusation I've heard about the US election system is the Electoral College. While I do not in the least purport to say that this is the grounds for the prostitution of the process charge, I do know that while it's different, it's just another take on the same general thing, which in the grand scheme of things isn't any more right or wrong that other versions of the common election system. Those are a couple of Canadian thoughts. And you wonder if we could ever join the U.S.? Hah!quote> Those are a few thoughts from an American. And personally, I'm glad that the US and Canada would never merge. There's a different mindset about the role of the government in the people's lives in each country. Neither way is inherently right or wrong - just different. If Americans feel that Canada's way of doing things is better, then as far as I'm concerned, they are free to move to Canada if they want and change their citizenship. If a Canadian feels that America's way of doing it is better and want to move, then all I have to say is that they should contact the INS and start filing paperwork. Also, while we all may play in the same global sand box, with the exception of extreme and rare circumstance or real and present danger to one's own well-being, it's not the right of anyone to mess around in the affairs of another country any more than it's my right to mess around in theirs. Most historians would tell someone that there never really has been a country in the world like the US before the US was born. This means that America is different. We still have to play in the same global sand box, which means there are things that the US should and shouldn't do (and I know that we have done things that we really shouldn't have and vice versa). However, on internal issues, there's no really compelling reason why an American owning a gun should bother a European nor should a European paying what an American would consider oppressive taxes be of any serious concern to the American. Neither system really affects others outside of the bounds of that country, and deriding a country for doing something different is nothing more than a narrow-minded approach to life that says that "my way is better." Truth be told, if Person A believed that Person B's way was better, Person A would join Person B. So, by mere observation of the fact that Person A hasn't joined Person B, it can be surmised that Person A doesn't agree with Person B's assessment, thereby meaning that Person B's method isn't universally better. One of the biggest problems in this world is people trying to force their ideas on others who don't like or want them. If I meet a Brit, he can argue that England is better because they have free health care. I can argue that America is better because we don't have to pay anywhere near the same tax rate. We're each right in our own minds because we each have different criteria on what we think qualifies as good. So, here's a thought. The next time anyone thinks that someone from a different country is doing it wrong, try going to that country and see if the public feels that they are doing it wrong. If the public doesn't feel that they are doing it wrong, and it doesn't really affect you, then in reality, it's wrong for you to tell them that they are doing it wrong, because what's actually happening is that they are doing what works for them. If it works for them, and it doesn't affect you, then it shouldn't be of any of your concern. Now, with that long-winded post over, here is your $14.97 for your time. quote> Thats probably the most intelligent reply ive read so far... and i honestly dont think anything more need be said.
  2. Many Canadians fear third world war looms

    Maybe instead of writing about something you don't know about you should focus on your own countries own problems such as you lagging economy, welfare and seperation.quote>