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Heretic last won the day on February 23 2016

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  1. The Liberals lying and manipulating? No way! Letter: Burnaby MP Terry Beech's mailer an 'instant F' in my class A mailer sent out to Burnaby North-Seymour residents by LIberal MP Terry Beech. Screenshot reviousNext Editor: On Friday, (Burnaby North-Seymour Liberal MP) Terry Beech sent me a postcard. I'm a PhD candidate in physics at SFU and my research and teaching work involves some statistics and data analysis and so I looked into the data provided on the postcard through that lens. First, I have comment on the graph itself. When I mark lab reports, if I see a bar graph like Terry's graph, with the vertical axis starting at 15 and going to 30, it's an instant F. The only reason to set the axis that way is to manipulate the reader. Second, I looked at the data source It turns out this particular "data" uses no local polling information and is several weeks old. This is why the "data" has a party without a candidate, the Conservatives, in second place. Cherry-picking data to support your point, while ignoring other more recent and reliable data, is another manipulation that will get you an F. Third, the whole premise of this postcard is that we need to vote strategically. In 2015, Terry promised this would be the last election under first past the post. He lied. Instead of being accountable for his actions, now he's using his own failure to promote his re-election. These types of lies and manipulations are what turn people off politics. Rather than talk about policies and issues that matter to Burnaby-North Seymour residents, Terry has chosen to fear-monger about strategic voting because a party that can't win because it has no candidate, might win.
  2. Don't let the Government tell you that they need your tax dollars to do what they want to do - and not what you and I know should be done.
  3. So you understand my point of view - yes, one day I will change it, but there's no panic for me to do so now - just like there's no panic for Canada to be Zero Emissions right now - eventually it will happen - but no sense spending billions of dollars and taxing the snot out of hard working Canadians.
  4. I have a 2010 F150 with a 5.4L V8 engine - perfect truck for my little farm I have. Should I go into debt buying an $80,000 Electric F150 when I only put on about 10,000 km per year and my farm income is only about $30,000 a year?
  5. I didn't say that. What I am saying is, what we do in Canada isn't going to make a difference to the overall impact to the planet. So we don't need to be in a hurry nor spend billions of dollars doing it. We are changing - for the better - but Fear Mongering is NOT how we should lead.
  6. China says hi! Key results Between 2005 and 2014, global GHG emissions increased by 19.5%, from 38 273 to 45 741 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2 eq.) In 2014, the highest emitting country was China with 11 912 Mt CO2 eq., or 26.0% of global GHG emissions. Since 2005, emissions from China increased by 63.9% Canada's emissions in 2014 reached 745 Mt CO2 eq., which made up 1.6% of global GHG emissions Greenhouse gas emissions for the world and top 10 emitting countries and regions,Footnote1 2005 and 2014
  7. Heretic

    NFL thread

    Does it matter? Seriously, WTH difference does it make to you? The New England Patriots had two defensive touchdowns, three interceptions, one forced fumble and a blocked punt tonight - that's why they won. Yeah, Brady sucked, only threw for 334 yards on 31 out of 41 pass attempts, scored 2 TD.s, For the record, after 6 games, he has 3 picks. There were 20 other QB's with more prior to tonight.
  8. If they keep winning - they can wear pink uniforms for all I care!
  9. "a team like that " - I hope we clock them 10-2 next time!
  10. What I want most from this game is - to win the 50/50!
  11. 6 - 0 Kings!!!!!!!!!!! Just testing a theory! Go Canucks Go!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Justin Trudeau walks into a Bank to cash a cheque in front of me one day: As he approaches the cashier he says, "Good morning, Ma'am, could you please cash this cheque for me?” Cashier: "It would be my pleasure to do that sir. Could you please show me your ID?" Trudeau: "Truthfully, I didn't bring any "ID" with me as I didn't think there would be any reason, he says, I'm the leader of the Liberal Party, "I am the Prime minister of Canada.... Cashier: "Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the banks today because of all the impostors and forgers and requirements of the CIDC legislation, etc., I must insist on seeing your ID." Trudeau: "Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am." Cashier: "I am sorry, Mr. Trudeau, but these are the rules and I must follow them." Trudeau: I am urging you, please, cash this cheque." Cashier: "Look Mr. Trudeau , here is an example of what we can do. One day, Mike Weir came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Mike Weir he pulled out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a cup. With that shot we knew him to be Mike weir and cashed his cheque for him. Another time, Wayne Gretzky came in without ID. He pulled out his hockey stick and made a fabulous shot with a hockey puck it landed in an over turned trash can at the other end of the bank. With that shot we cashed his cheque. So, Mr. Trudeau, what can you do to prove that it is really you, and only you?" Trudeau stands there thinking, and thinking, and finally says, ummmm "Honestly, my mind is totally blank, I have absolutely no idea what to do, I don't have a clue." I really don't have a clue. Cashier: Says, Ok thanks Will that be large or small bills, Mr Trudeau?"
  13. Well, at least 1 of the 3 teams I cheer for is doing well.  

    1. SabreFan1


      Sabres are kicking rear-end and that makes me a happy camper!  They demolished New Jersey and their golden boy Jack Hughes earlier 7-2!


      Ristolainen has even started to play half-decent defensively!