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Catchfire
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Fidel, I removed your last post. The Hall of Fame is not the place for vendettas.


Fidel
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Catchfire wrote:

Fidel, I removed your last post. The Hall of Fame is not the place for vendettas.

That was no vendetta believe me.  Personal attacks against me are a given and nothing new for me here on babble nor do I expect them to cease anytime soon.

But someone posting about Ontario's first and last NDP government that hasn't been in power for 18 years? That is what's known as a feuding vendetta specialist. Smile


Catchfire
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Take it to rabble reactions, Fidel.


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arborman waxes about babble of old, anonymity online and personal growth:

arborman wrote:
While anonymity allows some people to be arseholes, the solution is not to stifle our freedom to engage in political or other speech and discussion.  There are many reasons to retain our anonymity, and few reasons to give it up.  A right to be free of arseholes seems a bit too difficult to enforce.  And there is no way I would submit any kind of 'request for anonymity' to anyone in hopes of being allowed to remain anonymous - by default that would tell at least one person who I am.


Lard Tunderin Jeezus
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lagatta, speaking for us all:

 "I utterly loathe Stephen Harper, but I don't wish him dead - just out of office, and facing any relevant charges."


Catchfire
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Slumberjack, responding to Chavez-baiters without taking the bait:

Slumberjack wrote:
If we say that Capitalism spends an inordinate amount of other people's money around the world on security and surveillance to protect it's investments, in every facet of life that we can imagine because it feels besieged by enemies, then capitalism can only work in an atmosphere of ever expanding contingencies against whatever social objections and actions that the system gives rise to.  Capitalism makes it clear everyday through public broadcasts in it's media organizations that it feels besieged and threatened by enemies, even amongst general populations that it says it is working on behalf of.  Enemies are even created from those nations who mind their own business within their own countries, and who do not have the capacity to threaten other nations.  Merely the presence of a desire for a different economic system is insult enough for capitalists.  Similarly, Venezuelan socialism is beset by enemies who cannot tolerate people working toward a successful, socialist society that rejects capitalist models for itself.  Wherever socialism emerges, it is usually ringed by enemies and infiltrated in extremely violent ways, and when socialist governments spend too much time reacting, and less resources are put at the disposal of the masses, this is described by capitalists as failure even as they're the initiators of the situation.  Usually the capitalist scumbags and their supporters don't find it curious at all that 1000s of arrests and beatings of protesters in Capitalist nations, under-reported and misrepresented as they are in the capitalist media, is never seen as the system not working out so well.  Suppression of dissent is seen as the success and triumph of law and order, which as we're told is an integral part of capitalist societies.  Dissenters are seen, even among some nominal leftists, as criminals and terrorists who at the very least are placed on lists, presumably for currently unspecified attention in the event that capitalism deems such attention necessary.  We can never be sure when this might be determined, but we can be quite sure that everything is being watched and recorded toward purposes that they're not letting on.  To say socialism doesn't work is to neglect how beautifully it works around the world for capitalist industry and the financial sector, which is a statement consistent with myopic ignorance if you ask me.  It's when somebody else comes up with the idea of expanding socialism to the masses, and after all manner of violence and subterfuge are thrown against it, that socialism is depicted as a failure.


laine lowe
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Bravo, Slumberjack!

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Similarly, Venezuelan socialism is beset by enemies who cannot tolerate people working toward a successful, socialist society that rejects capitalist models for itself.  Wherever socialism emerges, it is usually ringed by enemies and infiltrated in extremely violent ways, and when socialist governments spend too much time reacting, and less resources are put at the disposal of the masses, this is described by capitalists as failure even as they're the initiators of the situation.

When you consider it in this context, Cuba has done a remarkable job in surviving against US retribution.


Unionist
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..in 2008 i decided to go on a trip. i was mostly retired and didn’t have the cash so got a job as a security guard. it was a sweet gig as i patrolled an empty city building on the dtes. i was locked inside. along the outside of the building were these small alcoves where homeless people would come at night and sleep. i befriended one fellow who said he had been sleeping there for more than 2 years. it was a safe place.

..across the street they had just completed a high rise and people were moving in. a part of the gentrification program. one evening i was outside getting some fresh air when one of the new tenants came across to talk to me. he asked me to remove the guy that had been there for 2 years. i tried to dissuade him nicely from his mission but he insisted. and when i refused he threatened to tell my boss. i gave him the number and told him to fuck off.

By epaulo13 in the Spike Lee on gentrification thread.


bagkitty
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Rokossovksy, on mistaking labels for, you know, something else:

Rokossovsky wrote:

My friend, it is highly doubful that the provincial Liberals are "liberals" -- we are talking about political world view, not lapel pins.

ETA: I don't think it overly presumptuous to suggest that "doubtful" was intended, rather than "doubful".

 

In "Mayor Tory the Tory"


RevolutionPlease
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Good, no doubt, pretty sad state of affairs.


Unionist
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In response to the opening of thread no. 5,000,000 about the upcoming 2015 election, Justin Trudeau, etc., JKR intoned as follows:

JKR wrote:

Here are some other non-loaded questions you can "ask" us on many many more of your numerous engaging threads on Babble before the 2015 election:

 

Is Trudeau going to lose his own seat in the 2015 election?

Will the Trudeau Liberals win any seats in the 2015 election?

When will the pollsters, who are all on the payroll of the Liberals, show us that the vast majority of Canadians think Trudeau is a loser?

Has Trudeau ever read a book in his life?

Does Trudeau secretly admire Harper more than his dad?

Will Sacha Trudeau have to replace Justin before the 2015 election?

Is Trudeau going to replace Ben Mulroney as the host of that entertainment show before or after losing the 2015 election?

Can Trudeau avoid electoral Armagedon during the 2015 election debates without the use of a teleprompter?

Is Trudeau just visiting?

What does Trudeau's I.Q. indicate, that he's a moron, an imbecile, or an idiot?

I was inspired to weakly add:

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Was Justin Trudeau actually born in Kenya?

Not saying he was. Just asking.


bagkitty
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Jacob Two-Two (in the Last Drops of Orange Crush thread... although the placement is not important, the sentiment is) responding to those who seek to "strike a balance" between rights and freedoms and security panics.

Jacob Two-Two wrote:

There is no "correct balance". The correct position on rights and freedoms is standing up for them and denouncing those who would erode them in the strongest terms. [...]


quizzical
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6079_Smith_W wrote:
I'd love to see the list of people whose thought patterns you don't think are clouded by something or other you don't agree with.

 

 


Slumberjack
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piss off you fucking troll.


quizzical
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wth slumberjack. you have issues and better get them in check ffs.


MegB
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Really? Both of you stow it. Quizzical, I'm getting complaints about you so, like, dial it back.


ikosmos
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kropotkin1951 wrote:
Freedom of the press allowed the reporter to ask the question however it seems the barking class in the MSM just can't take it when someone throws their shit back at them. Given that everyone in Canada including foreign visitors are covered by the rights in the Charter it comes down to if you want to be an asshole then don't complain when someone says you are a biased jerk.

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The whole context is from a question addressed to Canadian Minister Dion attacking the Chinese government (whose representative was next to Dion in the same meeting). The full quote is as follows ...

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The Ambassador's letter highlights why he is the diplomat. It covered it all and was polite.

Asking a negatively phrased question of Dion to get him to talk about the reporters' list of "concerns" was third rate journalism and the fact that it was supposedly a joint question from various MSM outlets highlights just how low Canadian journalistic standards are. If the reporter had asked the Foriegn Minsiter of China about those incidents directly then that would have been good journalism but instead he wanted to presume the truth of his statement in a question to the Canadian Minister. 

Seems to me that if you ask a rudely worded question of a third party while the person being gored is in the room then one should expect to get a snarky response from the person you are trying to embarrass. Freedom of the press allowed the reporter to ask the question however it seems the barking class in the MSM just can't take it when someone throws their shit back at them. Given that everyone in Canada including foreign visitors are covered by the rights in the Charter it comes down to if you want to be an asshole then don't complain when someone says you are a biased jerk.


permanent link is here


Mr. Magoo
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[old man voice]

Do you remember when the Hall of Fame was reserved for especially witty, or insightful, or thought-provoking posts?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

[/omv]


mark_alfred
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I need to create a sock puppet so I can get some of my posts in this Hall of Fame. 

alfred_mark wrote:
Here's another fabulous post by that great guy mark_alfred ....


bagkitty
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Josh, commenting on the potential demise of CETA.

Josh wrote:

It will only die when a stake is driven through its heart.  It was easier to kill Rasputin than it is to kill these so-called trade deals.

 

ETA: whoops, I had intened to provide a link


Unionist
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Noops, commenting on Obama's legacy:

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I'll always remember him fondly as the one who nuked that slimeball tear-a-wrist Obama Bin Laden in his bed.

God, I wish I had said that! Thanks, Noops.

 


6079_Smith_W
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Just saw this:

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November 8, 2016 - 6:38pm #449

Such negativity on such a beautiful evening! 

https://scontent.fyqr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15284153_101047380146976...

Not a jab at you, NR. I expect a few were surprised.


Unionist
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I asked babblers for help picking a new smartphone, and radiorahim weighed in with great advice as always, but somewhat focused on his prime interest - free non-proprietary stuff and the ability to re-purpose the device.

Magoo somewhat irreverently paraphrased as follows. I'm still laughing. Respectfully, rr!

Mr. Magoo wrote:

babbler:  "Hey, radiorahim, I'm in the market for a decent used car... what do you suggest?  I'm an (occasional) city driver, so I want something that represents good value, has decent fuel efficiency and low emissions.  With a family of five, ample seating and a roomy trunk would be a definite bonus!"

radiorahim:  "You can't go wrong with a 2002 Ford Taurus.  The manifold bolts are very accessible, which comes in handy when you decide to rebore your cylinders.  You'll want to replace the factory windshield wipers, but you can find superior replacements on eBay for a few bucks.  And the hose clamps are held on with plain hex bolts, not proprietary Phillips screws!"

 


ikosmos
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We have a winner.

kropotkin1951 - Hits of 2016

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What I love about you is that you rightly claim that you are immune to US propaganda and still somehow independently arrive at the same conclusions 99% of the time.

Some Honourable Babblers: Hear, hear! (stormy, prolonged, tumultuous applause).


6079_Smith_W
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Catchfire wrote:

The Hall of Fame is not the place for vendettas.

Hey, I found a nice little blast from the past.


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