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The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Dec 21st, 2017, 11:20 am
by Glacier

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Dec 23rd, 2017, 6:24 pm
by fvkasm2x
I don't know who the woman is, but the guy is a real tool

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Dec 25th, 2017, 4:50 pm
by d0nb
He made room for Trump, but Omar Khadr and JT didn't make Bob's list. Shocking. :200:

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Jan 1st, 2018, 10:19 pm
by motokelowna1
The biggest loser is the Human side of legalized pot. In 20 yrs time with an brain dead society and no one to blame this is progress HA ...

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Jan 1st, 2018, 10:26 pm
by The Green Barbarian
fvkasm2x wrote:I don't know who the woman is, but the guy is a real tool


The person on the left is Lindsay Shepherd, the TA who showed a Jordan Peterson video to her students and was hauled in by the Thought Police leftist scum at Wilfred Laurier university and told that it wasn't "safe" to show such videos. She said that universities are supposed to be about free speech. Luckily she recorded the entire conversation with the total losers that were reprimanding her, and they were shamed into making an apology. Good for her, though I doubt this did much to change the PC Marxist anti-free speech policies at any university anywhere. Still the same - supposedly universities are about ideas, but only ideas that are ok'd by the Big Brother apparatuses at these universities are allowed to be discussed.

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/her ... rson-video

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 9:43 am
by fvkasm2x
The Green Barbarian wrote:The person on the left is Lindsay Shepherd, the TA who showed a Jordan Peterson video to her students and was hauled in by the Thought Police leftist scum at Wilfred Laurier university and told that it wasn't "safe" to show such videos.


Oh thanks. I had actually not heard of that. Probably a good thing, as it might have angered me into a stroke lol

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 9:55 am
by the truth
fvkasm2x wrote:
The Green Barbarian wrote:The person on the left is Lindsay Shepherd, the TA who showed a Jordan Peterson video to her students and was hauled in by the Thought Police leftist scum at Wilfred Laurier university and told that it wasn't "safe" to show such videos.


Oh thanks. I had actually not heard of that. Probably a good thing, as it might have angered me into a stroke lol



yup. left wingers do as i say,not as i do, you people make me want to puke

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 11:07 am
by bob vernon
Winners: the wealthy. The top 1% had their earnings go up about 8% last year.

Losers: The middle class and the poor. Middle class wages increased less than 1%, combined with inflation meaning their earnings actually went down. The poor even lost more than the middle class.

This was the trend during the Harper years, and is now the trend in the Trudeau years. Does it matter which of those two parties we elect?

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 12:34 pm
by The Green Barbarian
bob vernon wrote:Winners: the wealthy. The top 1% had their earnings go up about 8% last year.

Losers: The middle class and the poor. Middle class wages increased less than 1%, combined with inflation meaning their earnings actually went down. The poor even lost more than the middle class.

This was the trend during the Harper years, and is now the trend in the Trudeau years. Does it matter which of those two parties we elect?


Actually, the trend has been for losers and whiners to quote fake statistics in a lame effort to try and pump up the gross and disgusting NDP. Let me guess, either you made up these stats, or they were manufactured within the confines of the union-funded CCPA or the horrible Broadbent Institute. Either way, pure crap.

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 1:20 pm
by Ka-El
bob vernon wrote:Winners: the wealthy. The top 1% had their earnings go up about 8% last year.

Losers: The middle class and the poor. Middle class wages increased less than 1%, combined with inflation meaning their earnings actually went down. The poor even lost more than the middle class.

You’re absolutely correct bob, and the trend has always been for the right-wing partisans to ignore and deny any evidence (“fake statistics” – LOLOL) that contradicts their preconceived notions - dismissing evidence from any and all source that is not a Twitter feed from Trump or YouTube video by Milo. But why not? Most don’t even think this is an issue, nor understand (or deliberately choose to deny) the impact the growing income gap has on everyone and everything. It is simply not sustainable, and without deliberate intervention it could ultimately bring our entire system down.

Personally, I believe our capitalist system, despite all its drawbacks, is the best available, but it does need to be regulated, and systems need to be in place to help those who get displaced due to its inherent unfairness. Even professional sports leagues, based on a structure of competition, recognize the need for a system to try and maintain some parity (so their leagues don’t fail). This is why teams that finish last during a season have first picks in their drafts.

Thus, our so-called “mixed economy” that considers ideas from both the right and left side of the political spectrum. What is needed is intelligent discussion with both sides willing to objectively consider the others points without dismissing them as “disgusting nonsense”. Not the best way to engage in intelligent adult discussion – which is too bad. For everyone else though, …
Wealth gap widens in Canada as richest see faster rise in net worth

The wealth gap between the richest Canadian households and the country’s poorest has widened since 1999, new data released Wednesday shows, with the net worth of wealthy households comfortably outpacing gains made by lower-income households.

https://globalnews.ca/news/2033927/weal ... net-worth/

Canada's income gap among fastest growing in the OECD

OTTAWA -- Canada is among the worst countries in the developed world in terms of the widening income gap between top earners and others in society, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/canada- ... -1.1799525

Income inequality rising quickly in Canada

The gap between the rich and the rest is growing ever wider -- with the chasm increasing at a faster pace in Canada than in the United States.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report- ... cle618311/


http://behindthenumbers.ca/2017/10/27/p ... y-remains/

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/detai ... eSupport=1

Academics, researchers, university and even high school students are all able to read the data, but the one thing the right hates is evidence from research (unless, of course, it supports their argument). But what are we going to do? How can we even have a conversation about it when the alt-right partisans can’t get past their childish level of argument? Most don’t even understand why the issue even matters (trying instead to frame it as a left vs right matter), and try as we might to enter into a productive dialogue; we just have to accept anything not coming off Trump’s Twitter feed must be fake news. We certainly can’t trust the Conference Board of Canada as a source.

What is income inequality and why does it matter?

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/hot-t ... ality.aspx

Economic inequality, the uneven distribution of income and wealth, is one of the critical challenges of our time.

This inequitable situation translates into less opportunity and social mobility for everyone, and is having a corrosive effect on everything from health outcomes to social cohesion and the functioning of our democracy. To reverse the growing gap and create a more fair and just society, progressives must demand public policies that focus on shared prosperity and equitable wealth distribution for all.

http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/income_inequality

Re: The biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 (in Canada)

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 7:15 pm
by ferri
:200: :topic: