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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Market Rally Continues [View article]
    BlueOkie - It says much about the U.S. that there are those who believe that "no private sector job experience" is a disqualifying characteristic for elective office. I never had previously thought of General Dwight Eisenhower's short stint as President of Columbia University as a means of demonstrating his ability to live off of the public teat.
    Dec 21, 2014. 10:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Buckoux, Economic Analyst - - Canada has long had the apparent availability of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Neither the Right who fear a growth in welfare candidates nor the Left who fear inadvertent cultural assimilation problems ( we've screwed up the First Nations "problem"), have been positive so far.

    Perhaps, with tongue held tightly in cheek, we should consider an area just NORTH of Windsor, Ontario, whose present rulers consider it a vast and costly wasteland. Being an area that was part of Canadian history even before the British conquest, Détroit would fit quite well into Canada.

    How does the takeover of other countries' territory sound when expressed about territory going the other way?
    Dec 20, 2014. 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Wyostocks - There is nothing humorous about a comment so delusional as to compare North Korea to Quebec. I really hope that I was being subjected to the usual out of the blue obsessive Quebec attack (this is hardly the first). As for my sense of humor, I did refer to Bowser and Blue, who I find sublime. Despite their British origins, much of their humor is so involved with Quebec and Canadian politics that it generally is inaccessible except for those "in the know" and bi-lingual as well.
    Dec 20, 2014. 02:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Buckoux - You don't have a clue!. We had an election a few months ago where the Parti Québécois were handed a ticket to political oblivion (short term at least) after attempting to run on a xenophobic Charter of Québec values. I suggest you look up Bowser and Blue on You Tube. In particular their satirical song blasting the Québec separatist movement for all problems under the sun being blamed on the Federal government. It would not have passed muster in even a highly diluted form of what passes for government in North Korea. Among other problems, "If you have a large prostate", according to the song, °C'est la faute du fédéral.°

    Any similarity between North Korea and Québec , I really hope, are total figments of your imagination rather than opinions rendered after considered judgment.
    Dec 20, 2014. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    TAS - What I remember of her appearance on these pages is that commentary against her was personal and even sexist rather than addressing the issues she brought forth. Perhaps she lacked the credentials that you were looking for, but the doctorate she did have demonstrated that the elementary cordiality she would have expected in any Age, was not to be found here.
    Dec 19, 2014. 01:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    BlueOkie - Banning a movie in North Korea unfavorable to its dictator makes as much sense as banning a book or a cartoon unfavorable to Mohammad from Muslim countries. Expect dictators to have as much tolerance for any criticism of themselves, as leaders of theocracies have to criticism of God or His messenger.
    Dec 19, 2014. 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    James -The Hollywood types who made the decision to pull the film are "the suits", those corporate types who value principal above principle, if the latter was ever a consideration. They calculated that short term loss of principal was preferable to what might happen long term, including personal danger to themselves and their entourage.
    Dec 19, 2014. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    rndog - A few days ago, Quebec came to the same conclusion. Both major political parties had been for fracking, but changed their mind following studies, public opposition, and perhaps economic reality following the recent decline in petroleum prices.
    Dec 19, 2014. 10:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Wyostocks - Read up on Cuba under Batista as compared to Castro. Your prejudices are coloring your world black and white with no room for nuance. Of course, suggesting that Obama would put Cuban kids on food stamps and Obamacare sidesteps nuance and goes straight to delusion.
    Dec 19, 2014. 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    2harddrive - Cuban rum and sex trade seems more like pre-Castro Cuba. Orthodox Communist regimes tend to be rather puritanical.
    Dec 18, 2014. 06:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    BlueOkie - What was stupid, as you put it (I prefer ignorant), was the lack of adequate fiscal stimulus. Thus, monetary stimulus was all that was left.
    Dec 16, 2014. 10:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Repsol To Buy Talisman Energy For $13B [View article]
    BlueOkie - Though I am originally from Holyoke, Mass., I have lived in Quebec since 1969.
    Dec 16, 2014. 10:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Repsol To Buy Talisman Energy For $13B [View article]
    Wyostocks - Your attack on LBJ should be accompanied by something special to distinguish it from any ordinary gratuitous cheap shot. Being from Wyoming, I assume, chauvinism should have led you to Teapot Dome, as I proudly could proclaim the skullduggery of Elbridge Gerry, governor of Massachusetts, my home state, whose name will forever disgrace the concept of government by the People.

    Moreover, Teapot Dome was committed during the term of Warren Harding, a Presidential lowlight if there ever was one, and who shares a distinction with Richard Nixon, in having a Cabinet member sent to jail. Your thoughtless throwaway line was a missed opportunity for Wyoming.
    Dec 16, 2014. 03:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Buckoux - You never know who your enemies are going to be. William Smith Clark, an early President of my alma mater UMass, then Mass. Agricultural College, helped found Sapporo Agricultural College, now Hokkaido University, back in the 1870's.
    Dec 15, 2014. 03:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    a64hoo - I don't know what accommodation is presently offered as a right presently for languages other than English, French, and various native languages where numbers warrant. Certainly, the market will provide services where there is money to be made. Hockey Night in Canada is presently available in Punjabi.

    As for official inroads, Canada is trying its best to furnish services in both English and French. Education is a provincial responsibility. Knowledge of both languages is increasingly assumed of the elite in this country. With the possible exception of British Columbia, I doubt that Mandarin will become a popular option as a third language. I do know that in the official International program in Quebec, Spanish is the third language option.

    Unlike Montreal Pete, I disagree that Mandarin will receive any kind of political status. Conservatives like good optics. Actually favoring a particular ethnic group over another would cause jealousy among the ethnic groups and more importantly alienate the Conservative base.
    Dec 15, 2014. 01:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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