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2023.06.05 11:10 DONT_READ_THIS_OKAY THE NEW GLOBAL REALITY: YOU CAN DEFY THE WEST AND WIN
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Every adult alive now had become used to a world where the USA, UK and Europe ran things in their own interest. Not only that, they dealt with upstart individuals and nations successful to their advantage and with impunity. Especially with the collapse of the Soviet Union the western world’s leaders saw themselves as home free to the world of their dreams where everything they said goes. This was the unipolar moment, there was now unequivocally one pole of power. It had been this way across the nations that had been under the western elite thumb before this, but now the whole world being like putty in their hands excited the fervent imagination of the West.
Then 9/11 happened.
With 9/11 the political elites in the USA in combination with their allies saw that their delight in seeing off the Soviet Union now meant more than joy, it meant that they were now in a position within this new unipolar world to be even more forceful than ever in now decimating any and all enemies worldwide. What was to stop them? The Soviet Union was dead and gone. No nation stood in the way of them wiping the floor with all those nasty anti-American states that had enraged them for so many years. The way was open. War would be the mechanism to disintegrate their power.
No American-opposing entity was to stand after the 9/11 determination to wipe them out. They HAD to go for the sake of the security of the United States for all time to come. There was not to be an iota of resistance left once they had completed the mission before them. They were the singular mighty power on this planet now and the path was clear for them to do as they pleased to those they hated and rabidly wished gone. No moral or ethical barrier was to stand in their way. 9/11, for them gave them every authority they needed to act as they wished and were required to act to cleanse the entire world of opposition.
And all their allies agreed. Not only in the political fields but also across mainstream news media. They would all now go to war TOGETHER.
That was how it was supposed to be as Afghanistan quickly fell to them. There was talk of democratising Afghanistan and much more. However, Iraq called, the next target. Iraq was harder in terms of opposition but soon it to was “done”. On to Libya, again it was “done” quite quickly… though things were getting messy. Looking back at what was happening in both Afghanistan and Iraq the telltale signs of future failure were there. But anyway, on to Syria.
In Syria things were done differently. The change of tactics had begun in Libya with the emphasis on aerial attacks as opposed to boots on the ground. But in Syria things took yet another turn. This, it was decided, would be done through covert means and the use of allied nations with a stake in seeing regime change occur there. In addition so-called Moderate Rebels would be trained, equipped and financed. Then, the cherry on the top, an entity of heroic rescuers would be formed and given every PR man’s dream equipment to get the message out and effectively condition those sitting at home that right was only on one side, the West’s side. These were of course, ‘The White Helmets’.
It was all moving forward… or so it seemed. But the carefully facade was beginning to leak badly. The Taliban were not giving up in Afghanistan. In Iraq various anti-American forces were causing growing problems. In Libya there was no shining democratic dream emerging. One of the things re-emerging there was the slave trade.
Things had begun to go badly wrong for the post-9/11 project and it hadn’t got to Iran yet, next in line.
Two significant occurrences added to western woes along the path described above.
One was Vladimir Putin’s Munich speech in February 2007. The other was the exponential rise of China.
Vladimir Putin may or may not have been fully aware that he was waving a metaphorical red rag to a bull in Munich, but that was the effect of the speech he made that day. He went, in the period of an hour from an accepted member of the insiders to a complete outsider.
What was his crime?
Post 9/11 ALL individuals, groups, national leaders and governments HAD to now be subservient to the USA and its allies. This after all was what had been decided in those hyper-emotional hours after that fateful day. No one was to IN ANY WAY oppose the will of the United States or its allies. Weren’t they sworn to eliminate and replace ALL those who did?
Putin’s crime was to do exactly that. He stated quite clearly that Russia would NOT subordinate itself to any other nation or group of nations. He became public enemy number one for ALL western political elites and their mainstream media news from that day on.
Then there is the rise of China. A China quite clearly NOT in the control of the USA or its allies. And China was growing at a pace that meant it would become a peer competitor to the USA and its allies. A double crime. That made China an enemy also. Putin, his support base and the Chinese government. All now very firmly on the list of entities to be eliminated and replaced.
And in short, this is how things stand today.
Except for one thing.
In these last three to six months a cataclysmic political and economic change has occurred.
The previous support for the USA and its allies, based as it was on a recognition of their combined power and the potential threats they could bring to bear on them… began to erode as that power and those threats began to drain away. China must be given most credit for this as its vast wealth, economic power and willingness to engage began to appear MUCH more attractive than the threatening aggressiveness of the West. The relationship with the West had been a pragmatic one in the overwhelming majority of cases. It was not based on anything that could closely approximate to friendship. It was a relationship based on a certain usefulness along with a large dose of fear regarding what the western monster could do if you didn’t obey it.
Now there was this far friendlier panda offering to provide similar guarantees as the rather sharp-beaked eagle. A great many states, some of which had been pecked near to death by the American eagle pondered whether cuddling the panda might be a far better option.
Then along came Russia that demanded of the West that it stop surrounding it with NATO bases, that it be reasonable and work with Russia on a new security architecture that would work for all sides, including Russia. But… Russia was on the list of post-9/11 elimination and replacement. No deal. Russia asked that Ukraine not be made a NATO state and pointed to the West already MAKING it into a de facto NATO state. No deal. Russia was on the list. Russia had to be regime changed and have all its political systems undermined and rebuilt with all its present political elites gone. The post-9/11 plan demanded it.
It is not as yet known to be the case but pushing Russian into invading Ukraine could easily have been seen as the perfect way to achieve the post-9/11 plan. It was without doubt believed that the financial and economic sanctions that would hit Russia would make it crumple. The entire western world, indeed the WHOLE world would unite against Russia for such an act. Wouldn’t it.
Well no and no.
Neither did the Russian economy crack as was supposed, neither did the Russian people rise up and overthrow their leaders, most notably Vladimir Putin. And neither did the rest of the world outside the orbit of the West unite against Russia, these nations mostly being in Eurasia and the Global South. India did not. Neither did many others.
But an even greater shock was to come.
These same nations, many of whom had been under western sway began to flock to join Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in the BRICS Group. At the last count 19 nations are queueing up to join.
And what is even worse…
A growing number of nations are discussing the elimination of the US dollar as the default currency for all trades. More and more nations began agreeing that they would trade in their own local currencies. The US dollar, in the name of the Petrodollar of course is the mechanism by which the USA can threaten nations with sanctions. If they refuse to obey they can be broken economically through the mechanism of the Petrodollar.
But why the sudden change?
All due to Russia and China.
Russia showed that it was possible to oppose the United States, the UK and the eU and win out. These latter few were shown to be paper tigers. Russia said, look, we can do this. We can be free. We need no longer be under threat from the western bullies. Stand up to them. We will help you. We being Russia and China.
And so here we are.
De-dollarisation is underway across a growing number of nations. Russia’s economy is now rising, its inflation level dropping, its people becoming wealthier again with living standards rising. China similarly. While Germany goes into recession and inflation scars all other western nations including the USA. Russia has shown the world how to do it, how to escape western domination and thrive. Russia and China together are inviting any others that wish to, to joining their happy throng in BRICS. We have passed into a new geopolitical paradigm thanks to the resolute determination of two now rapidly rising nations in terms of prestige and power, Russia and China. The world will never be the same again.
The message now being given loud and strong?
There is a new global reality…
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2023.06.05 09:26 lulumeme We need to make a community-driven megathread explaining everything about this invasion and relations of ukraine and russia.
As Eastern European bordering russia, I(we) know russia very well, we know how to read its propaganda, we experienced occupation of soviet union, nazis, USSR again. What we (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Finland) have in common is a shared despise for russia, because of direct experience with it. You may call one group russophobic, other US puppet state(lol), but when every neighbor of Russia has shared violation of its sovereignity and freedom by russia, we jumped to support Ukraine from before even the invasion, because experience of Ukraine is relatable to us. We know what they go through, and when our support for Ukraine is dismissed as western propaganda it annoys us like hell, because we have direct experience, not retold stories, we despised russia before it was even cool(haha), our despise had nothing to do with US, and what I noticed is we get this way too often not from actual pro-russian russians, but..westerners.. Americans, western europe.
So I got this feeling over time that there is so much misunderstanding and misinformation about anything Ukraine related after this invasion, and there are so many westerners that love to be contrarians that there has to a more centralized place of information focused on explaining every question any westerner will have about ukraine over time. They will hear pro-russian narratives that seem to make sense and will want to hear alternative explanation of how correct it is or isnt.
When I(we) say something that's true, but if the position simply happens to allign with the pro-Ukrainian pro-western one or one that is spread by US, we get dismissed as western propaganda, even though these people just recently had zero understanding of invasions of ukraine. They feel as if being western/american makes them an expert on western propaganda. So pro western stances are assumed to be posted by american or westerner too and i guess their contrarian pro-russian anti-western rhetoric about ukraine is aimed at other americans/westerners who also have only recently learned about ukraine. its aimed at those pro-ukraine americans, which is also partially a way for them to argue and 'own" democrats/current admin/liberals. For some its the main reason - not because they're anti-ukrainian, but since in US the left/right political conflict is such a big part of their media that some of them adopt pro-russian anti-ukrainian rhetoric simply to bite back at the other side and current admin(biden).
So sometimes a pro-ukraine western position is assumed as indication of also supporting the west, the US, the current admin, democrats and believing their positions. The same people assume anti-russian rhetoric must mean being pro-ukraine, which (to them) means above said things.
Eastern Europe as a whole get tired of the "what about US, iraq, syria" comments when arguing about ukraine. We get assumed supporting US decision means we are american or support everything US does. It seems misplaced when we had governments that disagreed with invasion of iraq,syria,lybia, didnt participate in the invasions, and have no reason to defend. I guess its a 'gotcha' moment aimed at americans supporting ukraine as an anti-west argument. Eastern Eu and ukraine doesnt care about US but its shoved in to every conversation because they assume the pro-ukraine claim is made by american
this indicates that a lot of americans and westerners who naturally have only paid attention to ukraine-russia relations only after invasion, which is understandable but also means there will be a HUGE part of american/western population that find it hard to follow the overload of information coming from both sides, it makes it hard to learn all the history of russia-ukraine relations so fast, so some of them can unintentionally buy into or repeat pro-russian propaganda simply because it might seem to make sense, if you don't know the full picture and important details that debunk the claim. there are many on-the-fence people that simply need to be told the full picture and why the pro-russian argument just doesnt hold up to scrutiny
So starting from crimea, there needs to be some kind of interactive mega thread about all things invasion related where you can hover over a keyword and it will open up a more detailed information about that, which can also have certain keywords that cover some key details or events. Im not tech savvy enough to do this and have no idea how to even start. Because of how complicated this conflict is, there needs to be some kind of FAQ of most common questions about ukraine that especially westerners will have. The claims would have sources with arguments that support the claim.
there also should be a mega thread targeted at russian propaganda specifically, debunking the claims.
I would love to have one big thread that is aimed at explaining things exactly for the international/western audience, when they know details that are left out by prorussian side, they will be more confident and have what to respond with. Eastern europeans know all this, but westerners need to be explained, this will help understand certain ukrainian rhetorics as well as russian ones.
What is a good way to direct americans/westerners towards less biased information space, that draws information from both sides (ukraine/russia) and confirms claims that are made by ukraine or eastern eu countries? it seems like those pro-russian americans and westerners dont actually follow russian information space and their media, so they have no clue what is western propaganda and what is not. You make a claim supported by even the ultranationalist pro-war russians and some westerner claims its western propaganda. You argue against pro-russian claim that is supported by russians themselves and its also assumed as western ukrainian propaganda, because these westerners dont follow russian media and information space, so they dont know when they're wrong and when their claims are contradicted by the source itself. they dont know what russians are saying and thinking, so they support pro-russia rhetoric without understanding what it is they're supporting. Apparently everything outside of russia is "the west" ?if majority of the world alligns with ukraine, does that mean most of the world is "west"? what does west even mean then if eastern regions are bunched up with 'west'.
Another thing i noticed is that since these same westerners/americans have not experienced soviet occupation and how their propaganda works, they have never developed resilience to it, thats why they so easily fall into russian propaganda, they dont see the patterns that eastern europe sees, they havent had decades of time to witness propaganda machine at work during various periods. So when westerners started following this conflict and realized just how much russia lies, they assume everything russia does is a false flag, and part of some big grand masterplan. They begin to see even neutral minor events as some calculated masterplan to fool the west into thinking or doing something, and that everything happens for a reason, so they buy into this (actual western propaganda) about how smart and far-reaching russian propaganda and capabilities are, they think russia has the same capabilities as soviet union.
since russia is not USSR for a long time, it doesnt have the budget to do any of that, but it does have the budget for creating the impression and media that russia is just as much a superpower as ussr was.
Now actual western propaganda is the red lines and fear of escalation of russia or that all russians are poor victims of brutal regime and they would support democracy and be anti-war if there was no pressure and free will. western propaganda is the shooting self in the foot just to 'not be like them' and that you have to talk with russia and russians like with any other normal civilized country, that it would be liberal democracy if only they could, that we should turn the other cheek and not strike back because we dont want to escalate.
there a lot of not actual pro-russians but simply useful idiots, for example anything related to escalation, nukes and WW3. The lack of understanding about it makes one assume any strike to russian territory will result in nukes. actually, westerners even promoted the idea that once russia annexes the regions we shouldnt be able to hit them, because russia would be able to use nukes. hell, the same people said giving ukraine tanks will bring nuclear armageddon, because i guess russian media said so.
we cherish life so some of us might have promoted the idea that the lives lost in ukraine are the lesser evil compared to nuclear armageddon where everyone dies, these people really bought into the russian propaganda about its capabilities and its irrationality. These people havent looked into it enough to realize how unrealistic it is. Russian media exploited this exact lack of research and western cherish for life and happiness, repeating nuclear threats more than north korea. Its useful for russia to scare entitled westerners into paralyzing fear, trying to appear irrational madmen than would not care about using nukes and dying, even though the acting was so bad..
russian media also exploited the western concepts of referendums and highlighting the will of the people to create some kind of fake legitimacy for their referendums and annexation. it also exploits the fact that laws and constitution means more in the west, while russia has changed their constitution any time they wanted, the 'government' always accepted everything putin proposed, never rejected anything, not even have questions for anything, never propose anything that conflicts with putin. in russia also just because a law exists on paper doesnt mean anything, i mean, private military companies are illegal in russia, but it simply doesnt enforce it, who cares right. want to jail your opponent? just jail him for 'corruption' and financial fraud - its such a blank empty cause that its the default go-to for jailing people if what they do is not illegal. so just because a law is there or isnt there doesnt mean anything in russia.
it does in the west, thats why it was so loud about referendums, because how could you override will of the people? who cares that you didnt even ratify the referendum, who cares if the referendum is about an act that is nonconstitutional, who cares if its not in effect yet and cant be enforced, its russia. who cares about legal procedures of how referendum has to be done to be legit, as long as they say the magic word -referendum, westerners will immediately collapse mentally and buy into it.
only a westerner would be so unaware of how illegitimate russia is, hell, by even most basic level, there was wide coverage of the ballot stuffing in russia, and them being caught. the "supervisors" are there not to screen for violations of election procedures, but to give legitimacy to ballotstuffing commission that verifies everything, it always finds everything fine and perfect, no major legal battles against the commision. who cares that opponents get jailed for "tax fraud" and hmm lets add "extremism" and "trying to overthrow government" just for funsies. Oh there is not evidence of your crimes? well the judge disagrees, who are you to go against judges judgement? this video (thats obviously not even you) is clearly YOU and all your family(threatened with obstructing justice or whatever if they dont confirm) confirms that!. you criticize putins government? well obviously you want to overthrow the government, i mean its obvious, is it not? constitution doesnt allow for the same president 25 years in a row? who cares just change the damn constitution, its not like everyone on your payroll will not vote in your favor. does anyone disagree? well hes obviously "doesnt pay taxes" lets jail him.
any neighbour of russia is aware of how much bullshit of a country russia is on levels unimaginable for any western mind. Our neighbor gets attacked, we decide to help him, because we were harmed by the same bully before - get called US puppet states and that the only reason we all hate russia is because pentagon told us to - as per some republican american or indian who in 1 year became expert on 'the truth' and on evil west cia nato propaganda.
the same people also cant fathom that ukraine would fight for their country and that the only reason they do is because evil cia nato pentagon told them to, not because their hometown and friends are dying, who cares about that? pff its evil US, of course.
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2023.06.05 07:26 SiegfriedRosenberg 10 Fun Facts about the Union of the Golden Dawn / Ode to Joy: Revelation
The Union of the Golden Dawn, often simply called "Golden Dawn", "The Union", or "Arabia", is a nation that stretches from the Middle East to the western end of Africa. Founded by Azrael, a demigod and the only of his kind, the Golden Dawn defied the world, standing as the primary antagonist against the international community. All facts speak about the Union of the Golden Dawn as of 2055.
- Socialism: The Union embraces a libertarian form of socialism, heavily inspired by the works of Abdullah Öcalan. There is not a definite/official name of their ideology, though people refer to it as "Azraelism". Even though Azrael had little to do with the writing of the ideologies, other than giving a general idea.
- Democracy: Those who are knowledgeable about the political system of the Golden Dawn, would describe it as a military dictatorship. However, it may be the most liberal of its kind. There are elections and on a local level, they're almost entirely free. Much of the state's politics are controlled from the bottom up. Also the freedom of press and opinion is limited only by hatespeech laws.
- Military: The Armed Forces of the Golden Dawn are excessively large. Of course they have to be, for the nation is in a state of constant war. Be it against other countries, insurgents or terrorists, they have to be wary at all times. Their army counts around 3.000.000 servicemen, of which more than half are at active duty. In addition to this, it is said that there are around 12 million members of the People's Militia. A group serving as the Golden Dawn's police, but each of its members is granted with military-grade training and also counts as a reservist who could be mobilized when needed.
- Personality Cult: Azrael, the leader of the Golden Dawn, enjoys great popularity. He is revered as a god-like figure by many, as a hero and as messiah. Cults have established themselves in worship to him. However, there are no statues of him in the country, at least none commissioned by the government. Not a single media of state propaganda venerates him in particular.
- Religion: The majority of the Golden Dawn's population is in the confession of Islam. The state funds mosques to be built or maintained and Muslims around the world are guaranteed the right to visit Mecca during the Hajj. However, clerics have no political power in the country and due to the threat of Islamism, they are under supervision. Mosques that are underused or entirely abandoned, get turned into community centers or libraries, and the state does not promote religion. In addition to this, there is no call for prayer in cities other than Mecca and Medina.
- Capital: The Union of the Golden Dawn's capital is Cairo. The city was chosen due to it being particularly large. Azrael's residence is in the Aisha-Fahmy-Palace and the government of the Union repurposed the Egyptian parliament, albeit they plan to build a bigger building (A plan that has been in the waiting as it was expensive and there were more important issues). Until 2055, Cairo became one of the most clean cities on the world.
- Fear: Many enemies of the Golden Dawn, in particular the far-right, see Azrael as the Antichrist, or the Dajjal, or whatever such title. The Golden Dawn is thus seen as the "Empire of the Beast", or "Empire of Satan".
- Legions: The Golden Dawn divided its military into seven legions, each of varying size and importance. These legions are named after demons in Christian/Jewish mythology, an oddity in a majority Muslim country which however got accepted by the vast majority of people.
- Radical Warmongering: The Golden Dawn is a country of war. It was funded with the purpose to wage war against the world and this reflects on the country's foreign policy. While they do not see war as a first resort, it is also not the last for them. This is rooted in their revolutionary ideology, according to which the world must be freed before a communist society can be realized.
- Official Language: The Golden Dawn has no official language, though most official communication is done either in English or Arabic.
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2023.06.05 06:56 CADIUSBAN The World watches as the greatest player in the world awaits game 3
2023.06.05 06:53 South-West Best banking options for my son's small revenue business (Canada)
I currently own a medium sized business registered as a corporation in canada, and all of our transactions occur in Canadian dollars, all of my business and personal banking is done with TD, due to my fund, my accounts are done through TD custom solutions, thus, the bank does my banking. So I have no idea where to start here, regarding my Son.
He has shown an extreme interest in business development and I would love to help him out, but it has been so long since I have been in his shoes that the entire banking landscape and options have changed. He has developed a small business using his skills both in canada and internationally (think online consulting), he currently would have $5000 available in capital to dump into a business savings or chequing account, and it is looking like he would be on pace to gross around 40-50k this year in revenue.
I am looking for which institution offers the best services for business banking solutions that would fit his needs.
There is no brand loyalty for him when it comes to banks.
What we would be looking for is:
1: low, if not free monthly fees for a small business account
2: low, if not a free credit card in order to make purchases and easily keep track of expenditures come tax time. ($5000 credit limit would be more than enough)
- Since his income is coming from multiple different currencies, it would be great if the exchange rate into the account wasn't astronomical.
- Ability to visit a physical branch, we are located in western canada, so any of the big 4, regional banks, or credit unions are all options.
- Income comes in via wire transfers, e-transfers, paypal, cash, every which way. So a variety of deposit options would be nice.
- Only 1-5 transactions occur per month, so he would not need anything heavy on that end.
Just in my quick research with TD, they offer a basic business plan for $5 per month (includes 5 transactions and 5 deposits, regular exchange rate) and a basics cash-back credit card for $0 annual feed, but no real benefits.
So at the end of the day, has anyone else had experience with something like this and if so what route would you recommend? Does anyone else offer something better? RBC, National, Canadian Western, a credit union? TL;DR What is the best Canadian small business bank account and credit card.
Thank you so much for your help everyone.
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2023.06.05 06:44 Dan_Stainberg [Election]
[M]/Doing retro coz reddit has apparently locked my account before 2024 expired, and I just realised this hasn't been published /[M]
Canadian Federal Elections 101
Canada has inherited its political system from the United Kingdom, sticking to Westminster parliamentary system ever since. This means, that unlike in the United States, the outcome of Canadian elections are won by whichever party manages to elect the greatest number on Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada, allowing the leader of this party to assume the office of Prime Minister.
The Senate of Canada provides for a stark contrast, since despite being originally designed to ensure provincial representation, the upper house remains unelected and is largely subjected to the politics in the House of Commons.
When no party is able to secure more than 50 per cent of seats in the House, a leader of a political party that is able to command more than 50 per cent of MPs, for example through singing supply and confidence
or coalition agreements with other parties, becomes Prime Minister instead. Historically, however, the largest party in the House of Commons tends to form a monitory government, when it commands a plurality of MPs, rather than an outright majority. This allows the largest party to remain in power, but it has to rely on MPs from other political factions to pass crucial pieces of legislation, especially when it comes to votes that indicate parliamentary confidence, such as federal budgets. Losing those votes, would effectively mean that the current government has to either be completely re-staffed with new Cabinet Ministers, or call a snap election.
However, minority governments remained fairly uncommon in Canada, since the current voting system, called First-Past-the-Post (FPTP), allows for individual MPs to win their respective ridings - also known as constituencies - to be elected into the House of Commons with a simple plurality of votes. Thus, a political party can win most seats in the House of Commons through strategically placing their bets on ridings with very tight margins, where just one extra vote may allow their nominee to win a permanently seat, effectively making all votes for the opposition candidate in that riding meaningless.
For example, the Liberal Party of Canada has won the last two federal elections with a plurality of seats in the House of Commons, despite coming only 2nd to the Conservative Party of Canada during popular vote
. The Liberals, despite becoming the largest party in the House still fell short of winning the majority of seats, being forced to rely on the New Democratic Party, that represented are more progressive social democratic part of the electorate, for crucial votes. Later, the Government has called a snap election aiming to get their desired majority, but failed, and had to sign a formal Supply and Confidence Agreement with the NDP, that included a massive package of social programmes, such as the recently implemented national dental care and prescription drug insurance.
However, while enjoying a steady lead in polls vis-a-vis, the federal Conservatives during the pandemic, the Liberals had experienced persistent slump as post-pandemic recovered coupled with sticky inflation and rapidly deteriorating housing crisis. As the Federal Conservatives have moved to the right following the election of a new leader, they have utilised concurrent economic challenges and liberal economic policy, blaming the current government's pandemic related emergency spending coupled with expansion of social programs as the root cause for inflation into collapsing housing affordability.
As Canada had to respond to America's Inflation Reduction Act with a new public investment into green transition, conservative criticism of the Trudeau government has become ever more vocal, with fiscal deficits presumably exacerbating, concurrent inflationary pressures.
Liberal policies, especially introducing the federal backstop mechanism for carbon pricing, has also spurred
, vicious opposition, among Conservatives, especially those living in the Western Canada, that culminated in the razor-thin re-election of the United Conservatives in the oil-producing province of Alberta. The federal response to the freedom, convoy protest, as well as the general push, forever wider collective community during the pandemic, has created some fertile soil for the opposition, Conservatives to capitalise on, especially as the more moderate leader of the party had been ousted shortly after the convoy protest.
After more than eight years in government, the liberal party has also been embroiled in several corruption and ethics candles, including the SNC-Lavallin affair
, the pandemic-era ArriveCan App scandal
, and, most recently, the accusations of Chinese electoral interference, and Chinese police stations operating in Canada.
In fact, the situation for the current government has become so dire. It's a point, but more than 80% of forecasters projected a Conservative minority government has the most probable outcome for the next election. According to some polls, the Liberals would be unable to form a government, even with the support of the New Democratic Party. The liberal convention in late spring 2023, didn't provide much of a relief either, how's the party continued to lack a comprehensive platform to combat the issue of housing and affordability - something that steadily climbed the rate of priorities for many Canadians, to become the most pressing issue, when deciding who to vote for. If anything, the Conservative party has become the most popular political force, among younger Canadians, with their laser, sharp focus on the issue of inflation and housing affordability.
The issue of housing affordability has become central to the Conservative Convention, where the Party has committed to "restoring" home ownership across the country, through planning laws deregulation and "removing resections on the supply of housing". This would see the federal government to tie federal spending on housing to municipalities shortening approval times, waive HST/GST for housing, as well as allow landlords to re-invest their profits into new housing tax-free. The Conservative convention also proposed federal infrastructure funding to be linked to higher-density housing construction.
What did, however, play in favour of the current government, what is the time. Within Canadian Parliamentary system, the Prime Minister can call an election effectively anytime, so long their term doesn't exceed the four year threshold, that was approaching at Fall 2025, supported by the Supply and Confidence Agreement with New Democrats.
As inflation in North America has started slowly subsiding toreturn to the 2% target in early fall 2024
, Trudeau has managed to re-gain some the economic credibility his government has seemingly lost. The Liberals have also continued their tilt to make some inroads into the NDP camp, with the Federal Budget 2024 going heavily on Net Zero and Green Transition.
However, the Liberals also had to deal with a political deadline, whether to call and election before or after the Budget 2025 would've been published. The former might allow the LPC to avoid the criticism of "buying up votes" that the party received after calling the snap election shortly after introducing their Federal Budget in 2021. However, Trudeau also had a stake at deferring the election for long as possible, hoping that waiving inflationary pressure might open up more space for the Liberals to re-gain the economic ground over the Conservatives.
Federal Election 2025
After long deliberation, the federal Cabinet has opened to hold an election in late March 2025
, right at the time when a government would have normally tabled their budget. The election that both the Liberals and the Conservatives have approached after almost a year or neck-and-neck perforce in the polls, with Trudeau having a minuscule advantage in personal ratings.
The economy, especially housing affordability, have become two main issues during this election, closely followed by healthcare - namely access to family physicians and waiting times for selected procedures - and the issue of inflation still lingering at the back of the public debate.
Trudeau himself because a matter for the debate, with the Liberals banking on his personal likability, while Federal Conservatives continuously pressed with corruption and ethical scandals and corruption allegations, combined with the Liberal campaign continuously bringing up the "electability issue" of their opponents.
With the Tories enjoying slight lead on the matter of economic competence, the Liberals opted to treat the housing crisis as a matter of social policy, while banking heavily on personal popularity of Trudeau himself. From the policy-standpoint, LPC Election Platform has effectively copied the proposal originally voiced during the Conservative Convention. Namely, waiving GST/HST for housing construction, allowing landlords to re-invest their profits into constructing more units tax-free, as well as linking federal spending to new housing development and liberalising permitting process. The difference with the Conservatives was the focusing on new federal spending to combat housing affordability.
Liberal election promises involved the commitment for new federal housing construction to exceed population growth by the end of the first term, through the government directly contracting private developers to build more affordable housing, and task the Canada Infrastructure Development Corporation to provide funding to non-market housing in numbers meeting or exceeding population growth in larger metropolitan areas on Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and across Atlantic Canada.
Unlike the Tories, Trudeau also went further, promising the government would cover development charges for projects that included affordable housing. The Liberals have also committed to conducting of affordable rental housing, aimed at younger Canadians and those who are yet to start cloning the property ladder. Conservatives on the other hand emphasised Trudeau's poor track on housing affordability, combined focusing on making home ownership more affable through market-driven construction of new units for sale.
Both Team Blue and Team Red have committed to expediting the arrival of new skilled trades professionals, especially those working in the housing sector, including interest-free loans to have their qualifications recognised or to up-skill their existing credentials. Liberals however, took a step further, promising automatic Permanent Residency who has worked in residential construction after 1 year, as well issuing Open Work Permits - exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment - to anyone with construction work experience willing to come to Canada, so long they continue working in the construction sector for the majority of their time before obtaining permanent residency. The Tories on their part suggested granting PR automatically after they've worked in construction for at least 5 years.
On the matter of banning foreign buyers, both parties have committed to banning home purchases in Canada for those who do not hold Canadian citizenship or are not Permanent Residents of Canada, with Liberals maintaining existing exemptions, so long the person buying has invested an equivalent amount in affordable housing construction.
Rhetorically, the Liberals have echoed the National Housing Act 1938, suggesting their government would run fiscal deficits to finance nation-wide home construction, especially affordable rental units. CPC has openly accused Trudeau of "policy stealing" choosing to emphasis permitting deregulation, subsidies for new units, and investing more construction professionals.
Healthcare & Social Care
Federal Conservatives have focused their attack in increasing waiting times, as well as increasing shortage of medical professionals across the country. Liberals, however, aimed to conservative proposals to introduce more private providers into the system, while emphasising their expansion of public health insurance that now covers both dental care and prescription drugs. Both parties suggested increasing the immigration intake for doctors, nurses, medical researches, providing financial support to have their credentials recognised in Canada as well as to update their skills.
The Liberals have however suggested lowering tuition rates international students who come to study health, social care, and eduction, granted them access to domestic rates of tuition, as well as a designated pathway to Permanent Residency for health, eduction, and social care who have obtained at least 1560 hours of Canadian work experience, and received at least part of their eduction in Canada. This would come as a supplementary measure, with domestic students becoming eligible for federal student loan write off if they have accumulated at least 1 year of post-graduation work experience in health, social care, or education - so long their degree is in the same field.
The Liberals have also committed to covering a Royal Commission to introduce a national social care insurance programme for seniors and people with disabilities.
The Conservatives suggest introducing "full expensing" allowing companies to deduct up 120 per cent of their expenses on machinery, equipment, and non-residential property, akin to UK's Super Deduction
, to combat Canada's low investment levels. They also propose to introduce tax credits for Canadian companies to up-skill their workers, as well as increased federal funding to provinces to support job training and second career programmes and labour market integration.
The Liberals suggest increasing the minimum wage in federally-regulated institutions, linking as a proportion of executive pay. LPC also pledged to introduce at least 4 weeks of paid vacation after 1 year on employment, with additional increases in line with employee tenure, as outlined in their Convention 2023, while brining paid leave of up to 6 weeks a year, allowing recipients to tradition onto disability payments after that.
Both parties have committed to supporting Employee Ownership Trusts, as well as introduction of worker representation on corporate boards in federally-regulated industries. Team Red however to it a step further, suggesting they will employee ownership mandatory for large corporations , with the only exemption provided for profit-sharing schemes.
Both parties have also supported reforming Canada's Employment Insurance Program:
The Conservatives suggest introducing Individual EI Savings Accounts
that any Canadian can access whenever they are let go of their job or decide to quit. The proposed accounts would be funded through mandatory employer and employee contributions and could also be used to pay for labour training and re-skilling, with means-tested federal assistance available for those who's exhausted their accounts. Tories also suggest expanding current marginal earnings projection to apply to both individual and household income. The party also suggests waiving EI Premiums and provide rebates for C/QPP Contribution rebates to those not paying federal income tax, to guarantee every Canadian can earn at least $1000 a month free of payroll deductions.
Trudeau on the other hand suggested making EI coverage universal, and providing up to 90 per cent wage replacement in the first month of claim, while also introducing EI Benefit Floor, where every Canadian would be entitled to a minimum benefit equal to federal minimum wage regardless of their original earnings, for as long as they have enough insurable hours. The Liberal plan also introduces expands "working while on claim" provision, allowing people collecting EI benefits to have their wages supplemented through the program so their total paycheque reaches at least 90 per cent of their average 5-year earnings at all time
s, regardless whether the claimant is eligible for EI Regular Benefits. EI Parental Benefits are set to be fixed at at least 60 per cent of the family's income, subject o the benefit floor. Liberals suggest paying for the programme through waiving maximum insurable earnings to levy EI Premiums on all income of an individual, while introducing cap on benefits linked to median regional wages. However, the basic exemption shall be aligned to the federal income tax minimum threshold. Surpluses generated should be used to pay for expanded WWoC provisions and putting EI Operating Account back into surplus.
Both parties also committed to brining in a Canada Savers' Credit
that mirrors both the amounts and eligibly criteria of the GST/HST tax credit
, but is instead deposited in people's Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)
and automatically invested into corporate equity. Tories and Liberals also support introducing automatic enrolment for Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), Registered Eduction Savings Plans (RESPs), Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP), First Homebuyer Savings Accounts (FHSAs)
and TFSAs upon either birth of obtaining Canadian tax residency for eligible non-Canadians. While the Conservative proposal would new accounts automatically linked to existing financial institutions the individual already has an account in, the Liberals instant new accounts should be automatically assigned to a new independent crown corporation, so long the primary account holder haven't decided to the move their registered accounts to an eligible financial institution.
Both parties pitch the policy as a potential interim solution to address Canada's sky-high household debt
, through increased asset ownership and participation in stock markets.
When it comes to fiscal policy, the Liberal Government suggests they'll keep their "structural deficit" - as defined by tax revenues versus programme expedites - bellow the rate of economic growth over the 10 year period. LPC however is open they'll not restrain their spending on new housing construction, Ottawa set to absorb almost all the costs of housing under the liberal plan. The Conservatives on the other hand suggest introducing the $1 for $1 rule for federal expenditure, where every dollar of new spending has to be offset by a dollar in spending cuts or increased taxes, suggesting to balance the budget in their first 5 years in the office.
Somewhat comically, the Liberals seem to be attacking Conservative proposals on the grounds it may bring back the pain on the nighties - referring to the Chretien austerity era
- especially in Atlantic Canada and the Regions of Quebec where benefit dependency ratios have traditionally been elevated.
The Liberals have also committed to expand existing childcare agreements, to make childcare services and spare available to anyone, and drastically reduce wait times for subsidised spots.
Energy & Environment
The issue has surprisingly played a somewhat muted role during this election, as CPC has contained to opposed federal price on carbon, pressuring the idea of turning Canada into a "natural resource superpower". Liberals on the other hand boasted about their massive investment into Net Zero Transition, while also attacking the Tories one potential fiscal penalties that the government would assume after cancelling the carbon tax. Team Red had also opened to cling to previous commitments of the Conserve Leader to ban overseas oil, which Ontario, and Quebec, as well as Atlantic Canada remain fairly dependent on, due to lack of oil transportation infrastructure from western oil production facilities. Considering the fact Quebec has remained one of Liberal strongholds even at the lowest, as well as the party's perceived electability in the province, CPC would've had even harder to fight for the votes in Quebec.
Tipping the Scales
However, what truly decided this election, was something that may in the future divide the country even more, namely the issue of the French language. Something that has been present in Canadian politics for generations, but something that this time brought a party over the finish line, while completely tanking their opponents.
While both leaders fluent in French, having French Canadian roots, combined with an almost unchallenged dominance of the local Bloc Québécois, it seemed quite unlikely either party would be able to gain any meaningful advantage in Quebec, until both parties have revealed their election manifestos.
Here was the moment the Liberals played their cards best. Namely, the party has committed to supplying French language both within and outside Quebec, through drastically bolstering access to Francophone eduction across the country. The Liberals has committed to introducing a brand-new federal agency tasked with facilitating access to French eduction and integration services - Francisation Canada.
The agency was set to provide free-at-use eduction in French, while also providing up to $1000 a month in finical assistance to immigrants
who were willing to learn French. On top of that, the Liberals have committed to make existing Explore and Odyssey Programmes
more universal, integrating them into school curriculums across the country. The Party has also committed to negotiating bilateral agreements with all provinces to provide additional funding and guarantee access to services, including eduction in French across Canada, while making French a mandatory subject for Early Learning & Childcare, as well as in secondary education. LPC would also waive tuition fees for post-secondary eduction in French, and negotiate agreements with other francophone countries, to facilitate French-speaking immigration into Canada and Quebec.
Thus, on the night of the election, the sudden realisation waived through the country. The Liberal Party managed to protect their urban ridings, even in West, as their pledge to "spend whether it takes to make houses and rents affordable for everyone" managed to persuade swing urban voters across the country, combined with their massive investment in green transition. The Tories has also lost their lead in Atlantic Canada, where an idea of a massive EI expansion has resonated with voters much more than the concept of individual accounts. Massive subsidies in battery production have also helped the Liberals to protect their seats across Ontario, especially in former industrial towns. However, what actually brought Trudeau over the finish line, was Quebec. The Combination of absolutely massive investments into green tech, coupled with new social programs, and proposed childcare expansion, on top of the Liberal pledge to "protect and promote the French language from Coast to Coast to Coast" allowed the party to make some significant inroads across the province, despite loosing some suburban ridings, Central Canada gave Trudeau yet another chance to form yet another minority Liberal government.
|Party Name ||Popular Vote ||Number of Seats |
|Liberal Party of Canada (LPC_ ||33.8% ||158 |
|Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) ||35.8% ||140 |
|New Democratic Party (NDP) ||19% ||20 |
Bloc Québécois (BQ)6.2%21 People's Party of Canada1,5%0
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2023.06.05 06:08 Malcolm-Turntables THE DENVER NUGGETS WIN THEIR FIRST MORAL VICTORY AGAINST THE MIAMI HEAT GOING 1-1, THE LAKERS ARE NOW 4-1 AGAINST THE NUGGETS IN MORAL VICTORIES
2023.06.05 06:01 AutoModerator Weekly r/drones recommendation and discussion thread
Welcome to the weekly “what drone should I buy?” recommendation and discussion thread!
Some of the most commonly recommended drones on this sub (approximate retail prices in USD): $100-200: <$500:
- DJI Mavic Mini/SE (sub 250g)
- DJI Mini 2 (sub 250g) - Fly More Combo will put you over $500.
- Fimi X8SE 2022
- Hubsan Zino Mini Pro (sub 250g)
- DJI Mini 3 Pro (sub 250g) - Fly More Combo will put you very, very close to $1k and possibly over if you live in one of the 45 states with sales tax.
- DJI Mavic Air 2
- Autel EVO Nano/Nano+ (sub 250g)
- DJI Mavic Air 2S
- Autel EVO 2
- Autel EVO Lite/Lite+
- Skydio 2+ StarteSports/Cinema
(not really entry level at this price range, but why not?):
FPV (First Person View) drones:
- DJI Mavic 3/Mavic 3 Cine
- Skydio 2+ Pro
- DJI Phantom 4 Pro
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro
- DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise/Dual
- General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
This is an inherently much more complicated part of the hobby, so recommendations on price aren't easy. There are ready to fly drones out there and even beginner combos that come with pretty much everything you need to fly right out of the box, but it is recommended that you put together your gear separately if you can. It's a little intimidating at first, but there is a lot of great information and fantastic people out there ready to help.
Captain Drone has a very helpful FPV FOR BEGINNERS playlist here
. Start here. Joshua Bardwell's YT channel
is also a great source for information. He also put together a shopping list website here
Also check out our sister subs /Multicopter
If you are new to the hobby, please make sure you are also familiar with your local drone regulations: United States Canada European Union United Kingdom Australia
You can see previous weekly threads using this link
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2023.06.05 05:19 Comfortable_Hat5699 Blade Sharpening in Northern California
Hey everyone! Looking to find my long-term partnership with a sharpener. Right now I go to Avanta in Hayward
and I really like them! They've been great to me, but there are some mixed feelings from some of the coaches I work with. Right now I'm in Matrix Legacy Blades—I'm aware that there's a unique mount for them. I'm also considering the future where I'd invest in JW Gold Seals. Some other places I've heard of but haven't gone to yet:
- Ice Oasis in San Mateo, CA. I've spoken to Teri Ann a couple of times via email—she seems very knowledgeable and friendly.
- Warren Glass in Novato, CA. Somehow his reputation is seemingly a legend to me right now. It is a drive from me in San Joaquin County, but seeing I'd be getting a sharpening every 30ish hours, it might be worth it.
- ProSwizzles in San Jose, CA. Their website is down, but I've heard great things about him.
- Dublin Ice in Dublin, CA. This one is a bit of a mystery to me. I know someone from A&G Skate Shop in South SF makes a trip to Dublin Ice periodically, but where can I find this schedule to see them in Dublin?
- Skatetown Ice Arena in Roseville, CA. I know nothing of this place, but Coach Julia on Youtube speaks very highly of the pro shop in this rink.
Any other places or reviews would be greatly appreciated!
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2023.06.05 04:35 Carloakachowski Why would Jamal Murray miss that 3? Is he stupid?
2023.06.05 04:16 RayGun381937 English is by far the best language for rock/pop/rap music lyrics, as it’s the original
English is the native language of rock roll and pop music (et al). Rock and pop are virtually English language western folk music.
Other languages are not optimally suited to modern western English pop/rock/punk/ grunge/rap/c&w or whatever...
The creative versatility of (US, English, Irish, Australian) English for rock (etc) is unique and appropriate. The slang and colloquialisms of English and its ability to “bend” & adapt words as required gives it a huge lyrically and musical advantage.
Sure, some odd foreign pop songs might sound great (ca plan por moi/sukiyaki/ ti amo) but they are merely the rare novelty exceptions.
It’s just like Italian opera translated to or written in English isn’t as good....or any country’s folk songs sung in English just aren’t “right.” - Merely an appropriation, which is what pop and rock (etc) in languages other than English are... just pretend imitations.
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