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  1. Oh FFS.. here, how about every military loving Albertan, like Strome, can pretend like a bigger share of their equal federal tax burden goes to support the Canadian military. They get less in terms of "macroscopic extent", but more in military. As they say, let them pay for it. Now enough of this nonsense. A country only works if we all work together. Not all areas of the country can be equally competitive, and no country in the world works where more money isn't spent where it's needed, but where it's collected. And finally, Canada wouldn't be Canada without either Alberta or Quebec. And neither one would get very far without the rest of us. So if everyone could kindly STFU about leaving, that would be great.
  2. In a general sense, there is nothing wrong with having differing beliefs. When it comes to the specific beliefs, however, there can be plenty wrong. Do you really think it is normal to believe one half of the human population can't be alone with the other? Are women so untrustworthy in your opinion that any one of them could be waiting for her chance to take advantage of the poor, helpless, males? Eff off.
  3. Phew! What a ride the last few pages were. It's becoming more clear every day reading this thread and forum that the conservatives don't argue in good faith, or are rather dim individuals who actually believe that Trudeau wants terrorists back, admires China, and hates Canada. I can think of only one left on CDC that this doesn't apply to, bless his heart. Anyway, Scheer stepped in it pretty good politicizing Canada's new Food Guide. The dairy lobby wasn't allowed to lobby Health Canada and the Conservatives see a problem with that. Because what Canada needs is more lobbyist input. I meant to highlight the best bits, but it was practically all of it. The short of it? Scheer is a sellout and an idiot. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-health-experts-denounce-scheers-comments-on-canadas-food-guide-as/ Health experts denounce Scheer’s comments on Canada’s Food Guide as ‘irresponsible’ and ‘disingenuous’ Health experts are denouncing Andrew Scheer’s comments on Canada’s Food Guide as “irresponsible” and “disingenuous,” accusing the Conservative Party Leader of ignoring scientific evidence in an attempt to win favour from the dairy industry. At a meeting with the Dairy Farmers of Canada earlier this week, Mr. Scheer criticized the new Canada’s Food Guide, and pledged that, if elected, he would review recent changes including the reduced emphasis on meat and dairy. “[The guide] seems to be ideologically driven by people who have a philosophical perspective and a bias against certain types of healthy food products,” he told the group of farmers and producers in Saskatoon. His comments echo the dairy lobby’s arguments, including a statement this week that the new guide “does not fully reflect the most recent and mounting scientific evidence.” Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor responded immediately to Mr. Scheer on Wednesday, accusing him of “spreading lies.” And by Thursday, some of Canada’s leading experts on nutrition and health policy – many of whom had helped shape the new guide – also condemned Mr. Scheer’s remarks. “It’s irresponsible of him,” said Mary L’Abbé, director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Nutrition Policy for Chronic Disease Prevention. “This was done based on the huge body of evidence that’s clearly well-documented,” said Dr. L’Abbé, who is also a professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Toronto. “What does he want it based on? Not evidence? Lobbying?” The new Canada’s Food Guide, released in January, represented the first major changes to the influential document since 2007. Since the 1970s, Canada’s food guides had been organized around four food groups, with one of those groups focused on dairy. As a result, Canadians for decades have been told to consume milk and milk products (or dairy alternatives) every day. The new guide eschews food groups in favour of looser guidelines, such as “have plenty of vegetables and fruits." Dairy products such as yogurt and plain milk are still included as components of a healthy diet, but gone is the explicit advice to consume a specific portion of them. Another change was Health Canada’s refusal to meet privately with food industry groups during the development process. This was in response to criticisms that previous guides included too much input from the food industry. On Wednesday, Mr. Scheer echoed the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s complaint of being “shut out” of the process. “The process was flawed – complete lack of consultation,” Mr. Scheer said. Health Canada conducted nearly two years of consultations leading up to the guide. Although private meetings with lobbyists were banned, the food industry was invited to attend stakeholder round tables, and to participate in public consultations. But the comment from Mr. Scheer that raised the most eyebrows was his claim that “chocolate milk saved my son’s life.” He explained that his son was a picky eater at a young age and refused to consume most other foods. “The idea that these types of products we’ve been drinking and eating as human beings for millennia, that now, all of a sudden, they’re unhealthy? It’s ridiculous,” he said. Dr. L’Abbé called Mr. Scheer’s comment about chocolate milk “disingenuous.” One 500 mL container of chocolate milk contains 50 grams of sugar. Of that, she said 28 grams is added sugar – nearly as much sugar as a Mars bar. Yoni Freedhoff, an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa and director of the Bariatric Medical Institute, described the chocolate milk comment as “terrifying." “It really is a disconcerting thing to see these comments made by a potential future prime minister of Canada, on a national stage,” he said. When asked to respond to the criticisms of his comments, Mr. Scheer’s office said Canadians know that meat and dairy products are an important part of a balanced diet. Spokesperson Simon Jefferies questioned why the government, if confident in its science, refused to meet with farmers and hear their concerns and evidence. “This is yet another example of the Trudeau Government’s assault on Canada’s farmers who work hard every single day to put food on our tables,” he said. In addition to his pledge to review the food guide, Mr. Scheer promised to scrap the Liberal plan to make front-of-package labels mandatory for foods high in sugar, salt and saturated fat. In his statement, Dairy Farmers of Canada president Pierre Lampron said that milk is an important source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. "[Mr. Scheer’s] comments reflected concerns that many nutritious dairy products would inadvertently be mischaracterized as ‘unhealthy’ ... in spite of their many nutritional and health benefits.”
  4. I kinda get where Boeserker is coming from... Dammit Trudeau. Science or magic, pick one!
  5. The American College of Pediatricians Is an Anti-LGBT Group A small but clever anti-LGBT group created a legit-sounding name. Did you read this headline and think I was accusing The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) of opposing the LGBT community? That’s the problem. A small anti-LGBT group called the “American College of Pediatricians (ACP)” created a name that is easily confused with the AAP, the largest pediatrics organization in the country. It is disturbing that news organizations and physicians are citing the "ACP" as a reputable source. The ACP is a small group of physicians that left the AAP after the AAP released a 2002 policy statement explaining that gay parents pose no risk to adopted children. The Southern Poverty Law Center has repeatedly labeled the ACP as an anti-LGBT hate group that promotes false claims and misleading scientific reports. Chillingly, the group has moved beyond its online reports, deeper into the political arena. They have gone as far as filing amicus briefs to U.S. courts for major cases concerning LGBT rights. Their reports have gained traction, despite clear criticism from expert physicians in the field. When asked about the ACP, Dr. Scott Leibowitz, medical director of the THRIVE program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and chair of the sexual orientation and gender identity issues committee for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, did not parse his words, "It can hardly be a credible medical organization when it consistently chooses to ignore science and the growing evidence base that clearly demonstrates the benefits of affirmative care with LGBT youth across all ages." https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/political-minds/201705/the-american-college-pediatricians-is-anti-lgbt-group Stir the pot by posting a bigot talking out of her ass? GTFO with this bigoted crap.
  6. I find the worst part about the Trump presidency, besides all the sexual assaults, climate change denials, nepotism, tax breaks that solely benefited the rich, kids being separated, abused, and dying in concentration camps, the never ending lying, the childish behavior unbecoming a president, the anti-immigration/pro-whitey attitude, etc. etc. ad nauseam, is how he has emboldened stupid, ignorant people to strut around their stupid, ignorant opinion. It's like the degenerates got one of their own into power, and now they want to rub everyone's face it in.
  7. If it wasn't for CDC, I would never know how oppressed I am as a white male in his mid-30's. I think you need a safe space for men. I'm sure there's an incel community nearby who'd be delighted to have you as a new member.
  8. Not at all. It was all in good fun and clearly worth it. One of us! One of us!
  9. Sharpshooter isn't here, but I'm sure he would agree when I say I'm proud of you.
  10. We're not a democracy if we don't have tyranny of the majority? Well clearly we're not a democracy according to you. Respectfully, I can't be bothered with such nonsense.