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Off the Record / Re: [Canada] Canadian Politics...
Last post by crazy canuck - Today at 05:43:15 PM
Quote from: Josephus on Today at 03:08:16 PMI don't think anybody is condemning him. [We don't know his role in the war so presumption of innocence applies. Just that, as others have said, honoring him with a standing O at Parliament was extremely poor judgment. Not only because of the Waffen SS but also because he's got nothing to do with the current war that's going on. He didn't fight against Putin's Russia but against a different enemy all together.

There are plenty of Canadians who were victimized by Nazi Germany and this is obviously an insult to them.

It was silly, and stupid, and I'm glad the speaker is resigning over this.



The folks at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre are.  They are the ones who identified this as an issue. 
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Off the Record / Re: [Canada] Canadian Politics...
Last post by crazy canuck - Today at 05:41:24 PM
Quote from: HVC on Today at 12:00:45 PMWhen you're stuck between a rock and a hard place sometimes you pick the rock. Not laudable, but can somewhat be understandable.

But this guy not only picked the rock, he also said those were some of this happiest days - according to the Simon Wiesenthal Centre.



 

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Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Duque de Bragan├ža - Today at 05:37:05 PM
Quote from: HVC on Today at 11:59:20 AMApparently Portugals larger towns and cities have gotten much more expensive. Still cheap by foreign standards but when min wage in 10k euros a year people are starting to grumble. Probably just "normal" inflation, but a lot of people are blaming in the influx of expats on golden visas and digital nomads.

French pensioners have been blamed for skyrocketing prices in the Greater Lisbon area for some time now.  :P
With optic fiber now reaching not just big cities, I can see why digital nomads start to show up.
#4
Off the Record / Re: POLOT - President of Langu...
Last post by Caliga - Today at 04:26:36 PM
Well there's that, but also you don't want the post.  This means you might actually be good at it.  Politicians who desperately want power should be kept away from it.

I'm the President-elect of the Kentucky-southern Indiana chapter of the PMI (basically, professional organization for project managers) and I truly didn't want the position, but nobody good was standing up for election and so I ran because I wanted to make sure some idiot who would screw up didn't get elected.  Seriously. :sleep:
#5
Off the Record / Re: POLOT - President of Langu...
Last post by garbon - Today at 04:24:05 PM
Quote from: Caliga on Today at 04:22:38 PM
Quote from: garbon on Today at 04:21:24 PMFuck all this noise.
I also nominate you.
It's about time we get some minority representation.
#6
Off the Record / Re: POLOT - President of Langu...
Last post by Caliga - Today at 04:22:38 PM
Quote from: garbon on Today at 04:21:24 PMFuck all this noise.
I also nominate you.
#7
Off the Record / Re: Armenia-Azerbaijan War
Last post by Caliga - Today at 04:21:47 PM
Quote from: Razgovory on September 25, 2023, 06:58:04 PMThe Turks are happy.  They are pleased to see what absolutely didn't happen in 1915 not happing again NK.
The other weird thing I learned about Turco-Armenian relations recently was that not only do the Turks continue to deny the genocide, but they also violently despise Armenians in general.  I guess maybe that shouldn't be surprising but somehow it surprised me?  Like I was reading about a Turkish dude who found out he was actually an Armenian by ethnicity--apparently Turkey contains a lot of 'crypto-Armenians'--and when he decided to write a book about it, his other fake-Turk Armenian relatives threatened to kill him if he went ahead and published it, so great their shame would be for being exposed as Armenians. :wacko:
#8
Off the Record / Re: POLOT - President of Langu...
Last post by garbon - Today at 04:21:24 PM
Fuck all this noise.
#9
Off the Record / Re: POLOT - President of Langu...
Last post by Zoupa - Today at 04:20:28 PM
I nominate myself. Down with the tyranny of the Beeb.
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Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Caliga - Today at 04:17:25 PM
Quote from: FunkMonk on September 22, 2023, 03:52:31 PM
Quote from: crazy canuck on September 22, 2023, 09:54:40 AM
Quote from: Caliga on September 22, 2023, 08:24:17 AM
Quote from: FunkMonk on September 21, 2023, 08:46:52 AMYeah I don't really know who maps directly onto the Succession characters, I just kind of wanted Ken to win  :cry:  :lol:
Why?  He was a fucking whackjob.

And the others?

 :D
I wanted that weird kid Greg to win.