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Questions for Don Drummond

Don Drummond is attending my university, so I have the opportunity to grill him with questions. Anyone have any good ideas for questions to ask? I wish we could just mic check him...

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Free screening of 'Debtocracy'

Dec 8, 2012
Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St. E
Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 16.338" N, 79° 19' 37.6824" W
CA
If you are in the 416 this Friday night come and check out a free screening of the new documentary Debtocracy.
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2012 Federal NDP Socialist Caucus Convention

Dec 1, 2012
OISE (Ontario Institute of Studies in Education)
252 Bloor Street West, Room 2-212
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
The NDP Socialist Caucus (SC) was founded in 1998 at Toronto, Ontario by NDP activists who were concerned about the right-wing drift of the party leadership.
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Should there be an Official Babble Economics section?

Now I know that there is a Rabble economics section and you can tag babble posts under an Economics issues page, but should it not be given more priority for babble discussion? If I go to the babble page, there is no category section I can see with this heading.

Second, why I'm asking is because I do have some questions, and I would like to just read through a bunch of good points by other people in one neat little category section I can go to.

Okay so those are my general questions and I would like some feedback on that.

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Energy Boom In US: The Socio-Economic Boosts That Follow

The US economy is set to receive a big crucial boost by the end of 2020. This is because of the increased oil production in its own shores. The amount of production expected in the coming decade will exceed that of Saudi Arabia, making it the biggest oil producing country in the world. Due to this fact, Saudi Arabia may have to cede the top position to US as a leading fuel supplier of the world.

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World Stage 2013

Feb 7, 2013 to May 27, 2013
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto
Canada
43° 38' 20.8248" N, 79° 22' 58.4076" W
CA
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Bring Your Boomers # 3: Power and Energy Connecting the Dots

Dec 11, 2012 to Dec 12, 2012
The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway (and Commercial Drive)
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 44.5896" N, 123° 4' 11.1648" W
British Columbia CA
Bring Your Boomers combines intergenerational dialogue with music, film, visual art, storytelling and dance to provide a culturally driven entry point to discuss social transformation.
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Harper's tax increase that, can be as much as 10% and targets unionized workers

Now you would think I am making this up because the media is not discussing it. I am not making it up. I will provide the links and information below since so you don't have to take my word for it:

The media is covering how many hidden things are in the budget but are missing this one:

22 changes in the budget bill fine print 457-page omnibus budget implementation bill amends 64 different Acts or regulations

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/19/pol-list-2nd-omnibus-bi...

But no mention of a tax increase there.

This tax increase is the decision to make extended group health contributions taxable by the employees as they never were before.

This is how it is today:

From the CRA Employer tax guide:

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Socialism or Barbarism? The future after capitalism

Nov 8, 2012
Langara College, room A346
100 W. 49th Ave.
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 13' 29.6544" N, 123° 6' 30.4164" W
British Columbia CA
Join us for a talk and discussion about the possibility of replacing capitalism with a world based on human needs not the destruction necessary to create profit.
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Ed Broadbent in Toronto - Action Agenda for Equality

Sep 27, 2012
Steelworker's Hall
25 Cecil Street (One block southwest of College and Beverley Streets)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 23.1192" N, 79° 23' 45.96" W
Ontario CA
Please join us to hear Ed Broadbent speak about an action agenda to create a more equal society in Canada.
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GMI Question

If a GMI scheme was ever introduced, what's stopping landlords or producers from raising prices on everything, particularly rent? Would the government also have to introduce some sort of system of price controls if GMI were ever introduced?

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Uruguay to sell marijuana to its people

Uruguay considers putting government in charge of selling marijuana to take money from dealers

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Peaceful Uruguay is planning a novel approach to fighting rising crime: having its government sell marijuana to take drug profits out of the hands of dealers.

Under the plan backed by President Jose Mujica’s leftist administration, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana and only to adults who register on a government database, letting officials keep track of their purchases over time. Profits would reportedly go toward rehabilitating drug addicts.

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Screening: 2 Revolución

Jun 21, 2012
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2692" N, 79° 24' 44.622" W
Ontario CA
Screening of 2 Revolución: Free Trade, Mexico and North America, directed by Paul Bocking, produced by Tabacalera Films.

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