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Sean in Ottawa

Rev Pesky wrote:

From Sean in Ottawa:

You take words out of their context

Pardon me, I put them in their context. In fact it is specifically their context that gives them the meaning they have. Now, if you think 'enforcement' has some other meaning than physical force, I suggest you walk across the border into the USA without stopping in at the USA CPB office. You will find out exactly what 'enforcement' means within the context of 'borders' (which is the context upon which I was commenting).

Sorry but I think you are clueless about what context means. You frequently argue with people using completely different contexts to argue against meanings that are well-established in the context of the word.

You look to impose meanings that are based on word origin over accepted and understood meaning.

You are also a frequent employer of extremely faulty logic as you are doing in this example --

Here is an example of enforcement that means physical (potentially violent) force so that means all enforcement means this kind of force. This is a good example as to why your arguments are so irritating.


Cambridge dictionary: "the process of making sure that people obey something such as a law or rule"

So this can include social pressure and many means other than physical force.

Webster says:

Definition of enforce

transitive verb

1 :  to give force to :  strengthen

2 :  to urge with energy enforce arguments

3constrain, compel enforce obedience

4 obsolete :  to effect or gain by force

5 :  to carry out effectively enforce laws

Clearly much more here than the limited definition you are going for.




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Support from all sides building in Kanesatake fight to stop Oka housing development

On Saturday, more than 100 people gathered on the Mohawk Territory of Kanesatake demanding that a housing project on disputed land be stopped.

The development outside the sacred pines was approved by the Town council of Oka that sits down the road from Kanesatake.

Momentum is building to stop this development.

But this time, support is coming from all sides.

“I do respect their territory,” said Oka resident Alexandre Boivin. “It is something that should be respected towards them again just like the 90’s we are going towards a war… that will be a disgrace for both our communities.”


The rally even drew federal politicians.

NDP MP Romeo Saganash joined the march.

But did not want to comment on the dispute between the Mohawks, Oka and the federal government.

Kanesatake Mohawk land protector Ellen Gabriel had plenty to say.

She says she’s fighting the development and she doesn’t recognize her own Indian Act band council.

“The system of the band Council is not empowering it is really the government who decides at the end of the day,” said Gabriel. “A lot of people are saying enough now it is not personal there are good people in there but it is a system that is made for the benefit of Canada.”

John Harding wishes his band council was more transparent.

“As a community member as a resident I am a little shocked and alarmed by the fact that we were told by the Grand Chief that the negotiations are confidential,” he said.

“Because ultimately we are the beneficiaries.