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  1. Investigating Clinton and finding nothing is an American pasttime at this point. What's it been, 30 years of Clinton investigations finding zilch? Some people need to put down the kool-aid and realize that if all these lawyers and prosecutors and justice departments all can't find anything then maybe, juuuuuuust maybe, ya'll need to stop making a fool out of yourselves and take the loss. Like damn, if I accused my brother of stealing my phone and hired 10 different private investigators over the next 20 years to find out if he did it and they all came back to me telling me there's nothing there, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't think my brother was the one who stole my phone anymore lol (probably would just believe the first or second PI). As usual though, conversing with clam is like bashing your head against a really dumb post.
  2. Kind of nitpicky no? 1) Highest net gain in jobs since 1979. 2) 70+% of new jobs were full-time 3) Lowest employment rate since StatCan started measuring in 1976. 4) Hourly wage increased 3.4%, best since 2007, and heavily outpaces inflation. 2019: More jobs and better quality jobs at higher pay. Canada did really good here.
  3. Sutter has been a big boost to the 4th line. Schaller-Beagle-Motte had been getting caved in for months and Sutter helps to prevent the 4th line from just hanging on every game and actually contributing at an NHL level.
  4. Shameful of the police and the councillors that guide their actions to turn a blind eye. Failed their sworn duty and innocents pay for their lack of action.
  5. Whoever it is needs to get a handle on this guy: Secret Document Exposes Doug Ford’s Plan To Replace Human Teachers With Cheap Computers https://pressprogress.ca/secret-document-exposes-doug-fords-plan-to-replace-human-teachers-with-cheap-computers/ Documents obtained by the Toronto Star show Doug Ford’s government is planning successive cuts to Ontario school boards into 2023. Notably, the documents show Ford’s government wants to replace human teachers with computers, suggesting Ontario will be “progressively increasing” e-learning enrolment targets for “cost saving and revenue generation.” The document also outlines one idea to let teenagers obtain high school diplomas “entirely online” by 2024. The Star reports the plan calls for $34.8 million less funding for school boards starting September 2020, $55.8 million in 2021, $56.7 million in 2022 and $57.4 million in 2023-2024. Following that, it projects “continued cost saving of $57.4 million annually with full catalogue of online ‘gold standard’ courses.” It further reads: “School boards will be required to meet progressively increasing minimum targets for student enrolment in online learning courses.” To generate revenue, the Star reports, the document suggests the province “market” the opposed online Ontario curriculum to out of province students and examine the feasibility of “selling licensing rights.” Ford’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce has defended the move by noting several Republican-held US states already have mandatory e-learning. Lecce has pointed to “Alabama” and “Arkansas” as good examples of the education model he wants to import to Ontario. According to a 2018 report by the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, the pass rate for students in online courses in Michigan was as low as 60%. The pass rate among students from low-income households was even lower, dropping to 48%. “Michigan … has done a lot of research on its e-learning program, and it’s been shown to be a failure year after year,” Farhadi explained. Nothing screams elite education like Alabama and Arkansas .
  6. https://www.businessinsider.com/lev-parnas-maddow-interview-trump-giuliani-ukraine-2020-1 Giuliani associate Lev Parnas threw Trump under the bus in a new interview, saying the president 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine the whole time Haha Parnas really took that "I barely even know him" hard. He's spilling all sorts of beans.
  7. “Can’t believe Trumo hasn’t fired this bitch. I’ll get right in that,” Hyde texted Parnas in March 2019, after Parnashe sent him press coverage about Yovanovitch. “She under heavy protection outside Kiev,” Hyde wrote later that day. “I know crazy $&!#,” Parnas responded. “My guy thinks maybe FSB..?” Hyde said, apparently referring to the Russian spy agency. The men continued messaging each other on WhatsApp. Two days later, Hyde sent Parnas a series of texts about Yovanovitch’s supposed movements. “The guys over they asked me what I would like to do and what is in it for them,” Hyde said. “They will let me know when she’s on the move,” he later said. “Perfect,” Parnas replied. “They are willing to help if we/you would like a price. Guess you can do anything in the Ukraine with money... what I was told,” Hyde said. “Lol,” Parnas responded. Texts between Parnas and Hyde. Looks like she was being followed. Also seemed to have bugged her laptop/phone (shown in other text messages). Ms. Yovanovitch was on a flight shortly thereafter back to the states as she received word that her safety couldn't be guaranteed. Trump's no knowledge defense contradicted with this letter: "with his knowledge and consent".
  8. No luck today, Canucks could have 5 goals today. Helly has been great but we have like 3 open nets missed as well.
  9. That could mean Parnas is called to testify as well and then we might get a semblance of a real trial. There is still very little chance Trump is convicted in the Senate but nothing is for sure in politics. https://www.forexlive.com/news/!/house-will-vote-to-send-impeachment-to-senate-tomorrow-but-theres-a-caveat-20200114 Speaking of investigations, the DOJ quietly wrapped up their Hilary Clinton investigation. To no surprise, they found absolutely nothing, yet again, for the umpteenth time. Undeterred, Republican voters continue to think she's a pizza lizard. Until the next Clinton sham investigation!
  10. Players shoud've been punished as well, and the title win no longer official.
  11. This is the literal polar opposite of reality. Before Obamacare, the individual health-care market was dominated by a practice called medical underwriting, in which insurers would sell plans to people based on their expected cost. A person with a healthy history could buy a pretty cheap plan, but somebody with a history of expensive medical needs would have to pay a lot more — sometimes, insurers would refuse to cover any treatment for preexisting conditions. One of the main accomplishments in Obamacare was to regulate the individual market, so that insurers could no longer charge different rates to customers based on their medical status. The 2017 Republican plan severely weakened those regulatory protections by allowing states to permit insurers to charge lower rates to healthy customers and higher rates to sicker ones. That is the plan Trump celebrated when it passed the House, and has continued to lament when it died in the Senate (after John McCain’s famous thumbs-down). Having failed in Congress, Trump has instead turned to the courts. His lawyers are currently supporting a lawsuit to overturn Obamacare, including its protections against discrimination on preexisting conditions. So, Democrats created protections for people with preexisting conditions, and Trump’s ongoing legislative and legal strategy is to eliminate those protections. Yet he claims just the opposite — that he created the protections, and Democrats are trying to undo them. The question of why Trump would be willing to lie about this is obviously uninteresting. (He is a gigantic liar.) The more interesting question is why he has to lie about this. Trump obviously recognizes that protections for preexisting conditions are popular, and the attacks on his position are potent. So why is he forced to lie so blatantly, instead of simply abandoning his highly unpopular stance? The answer is that the logic of Republican health-care policy demands it. The party declared Obamacare to be a socialist monstrosity bound to collapse. The once-fanatical passion Republicans attached to their hatred for Obamacare has subsided, but the party has never revisited its eliminationist dogma. The party’s formal legislative and legal stance remains wedded to overturning protections for people with preexisting conditions. Republicans still want to let insurers charge astronomical rates to people with preexisting conditions, however unpopular that stance would be, because to them anything is better than admitting Obama was right. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/trump-preexisting-conditions-lie-health-care-obamacare.html Republicans and Trump only recourse's is to lie and pretend that Democrat policy is their own policy because they understand how overwhelmingly popular it is. But since they've cast Obamacare as the devil and need to rid the US of everything Obama accomplished, they plow forward to try an eliminate a program that would better the lives of its citizens. Sad.
  12. Nearly as fast as olympic speed skaters while using hockey skates.