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That hoax has been debunked numerous times. Here is one of them.

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Ah, the sub still attracts more assholes than it should.

Trudeau didn't do anything to get the west to east pipeline built. We import a lot of oil even though we have massive oil reserves. Trump actually helped out Alberta a lot by pushing through the Keystone pipeline.

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Huh? I think you need a fact check!

-4 points · 10 days ago

The main goal was to lessen Chinese influence in the region. But it didn’t address the main concern which is China, instead it tried to go around China and deal with the surrounding countries instead of confronting them.

We still treat China as if it is a developing country trade wise while they treat us as an adversary. Trump wants an even playing field with them. He’s been saying the same thing since they 80s. There’s multiple interviews from that time available on YouTube that you can see for yourself.

This isn’t some whim or off the cuff reaction. He’s been talking about this for 40 years.

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Wow, something that Trump’s been consistent about for 40 years? And he hasn’t contradicted himself on? Something’s fishy here.

What we created a across the Pacific trading alliance and jointly pressured China into being a better trading partner? I wonder what would be a good name for such an alliance?

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Trans-something? Trump would hate that.

I love the way the CBC insists theres still Natives opposed to the pipeline. I guess they can't let go the narrative.

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Yeah. I’m glad that one guy finally caved.

So many nothingburgers.

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It's the fucking golden arches of White House administrations. Over one billion served.

Hope he'll recover well. Sorry to the German tourist family, Canadians are typically nice but the media has definitely exaggerated a bit.

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Haha. This has nothing to do with Canadians, or being nice, or the media. This is (possibly) some nut job shooting at people because he doesn’t like the way they drive.

Lame. Don’t cancel and give them a poor review for even suggesting it.

1 point · 15 days ago

you may be thinking that company policies

No, I'm saying that these media companies tend to have leftist cultures that are intolerant of opposing viewpoints. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to come out as a conservative in such environments. And these are the people who you trust to pass information along to the people objectively and transparently? I don't trust them to, and I understand why Ford wouldn't either.

i’d genuinely like to see these studies.

Here's some.

https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/new-study-liberal-college-students-less-tolerant-than-conservative-hide-your-shock/

http://www.people-press.org/2017/07/20/since-trumps-election-increased-attention-to-politics-especially-among-women/

And it makes sense. Liberals tend to view conservatives as malicious, whereas conservatives tend to view liberals as just naive or ignorant. For example, if you support tax cuts, liberals tend to think you only care about the rich and not the poor, which is an attack on your character. Etc.

yeah, and they can and do do that in official announcements.

And not reach the same audience as they could through twitter.

you should ask chinese state media and middle eastern state media how transparent they are

That's because all other media is also controlled. Like I said, the problem is censorship of other viewpoints, not the government talking to its people.

while the cbc is state sponsored, it’s not actually run by the state

Naive thing to say. The entity that pays the bills always has control. Whether or not they abuse it is another story, but the opportunity is there just the same as it is here. It's just less obvious to you because the CBC is a bigger organization and not just a twitter account.

why they outright ban holocaust denial

That wasn't an interesting take. It was a very foolish take on it. How do you know that banning these ideas doesn't actually make them more common? Sure you prevent them from being expressed, but you also prevent them from being refuted. So the next time someone happens to come across the bad idea it looks more appealing to them as they are more ignorant than they would otherwise have been. Safe spaces tend to make people dull and stupid. Also this quote:

"light is barely an antidote when people are unable … to differentiate between arguments and blatant falsehoods"

is elitist and does in fact indicate that the problem is education. If society always censored ideas it knew were 100% wrong, many of the great revolutions for the better in this world would never have happened.

providing a platform for public repetition of awful shit is counterproductive

There is no evidence of that whatsoever. History suggests the opposite - as those societies that have tried to engage in such censorship have lagged considerably.

part of setting up your own news org is so that you can say all the rest are trash and only believe the Officialtm news org. then you can say whatever you want through it.

Yes it's called freedom of speech.

there’s no censorship of ford by denying a clearly bad faith news org from coming up

Uh... what? Yes this is censorship. You don't want him to be able to have a platform, and one that is totally voluntary opt-in at that. Give me a break. That is absolutely censorship. This is no different from the white house twitter handle or Trump's twitter account. They post whatever they want there all the time, even "propaganda" videos. So what? It fosters good discussion. That's a good thing. Stop thinking you are so much smarter than everyone else and we need to protect the idiots from getting bad ideas in their head. If you're a liberal I think you're the one who's wrong and uneducated, particularly on the subject of economics. Get over it. Let the man speak.

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“Liberals tend to view conservatives as malicious, whereas conservatives tend to view liberals as just naive or ignorant.” For fuck’s sake, dude. Have you ever stopped to listen to yourself?

1 point · 15 days ago

Sorry, what's wrong with that exactly? It's a well known generalization.

See this article by the Pulitzer Prize-wining author Charles Krauthammer for example.

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Did you just link an opinion piece? Except Krauthammer’s opinion doesn’t hold. Not anymore, with people like Alex Jones contending that Hillary Clinton "is an abject, psychopathic demon from hell that as soon as she gets into power is going to destroy the planet". No, sounds like Krauthammer’s dichotomy might have been true in the 80s or 90s but no longer. If we’re doing opinions, here’s mine: If you're a conservative and have interactions with people that you know are liberal, you also know they're generally not evil. And so, because their political positions are different from yours, you find other ways to explain their clearly erroneous thinking. I went back and read a few of your most recent comments and, while you seen to raise a decent point here or there, you just as soon dismiss people who hold an opposing view (probably liberal) as “crazy” or “five years old”. Why so tribalist, dude?

1 point · 15 days ago

"Long-term trends, meanwhile, suggest a decline in both professed racist views and racist acts. On a range of survey measures including reported discomfort about living next to someone of a different race, or opposition to inter-racial marriage, Americans appear far less racist than in the past. Only 4% of Americans supported inter-racial marriage in 1958. By 1997 that was 50%; today it is 87%. Inter-racial marriages climbed from 7 to 15 percent of all marriages between 1980 and 2010. And racially and ethnically motivated hate crimes reported to the FBI fell 48% between 1994 and 2015."

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Yeah. That’s great. I’m glad that racially and ethnically motivated hate crimes are on the decline. But that doesn’t mean that racist beliefs and attitudes aren’t still widespread, which the article you linked also stated, and which I pointed out to you. Then you just yelled “confirmation bias”. So here we are.

1 point · 15 days ago

What data did the article provide to back up the claim that racism is "widespread"? That doesn't mean it's a common factor today, it's a figure of speech to say that it's still a problem. 13% of Americans still don't support inter-racial marriage for example. You could call that whitespread until the number is close to 0, since even 1/100 people is "widespread".

But that doesn’t mean that racist beliefs and attitudes aren’t still widespread

I never said they weren't "widespread". I said they had significantly declined, and that decline inversely correlated with relative quality of life metrics for blacks. What part about this is so hard to understand? This clearly indicates that racism has not been the cause of the recent worsening of problems for blacks in America.

Thomas Sowell argues very well in literally volumes of text that bad government (usually liberal) policies are largely responsible.

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Thomas Sowell? The original Jordan Peterson? Nice. And you accuse me of confirmation bias?

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I’m becoming increasingly aware that any customer service they purport to provide is simply a means of deferring contact with aggrieved customers in the hope that they’ll become frustrated and drop the issue.

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As an Uber driver there are quite a few examples of orders that weren’t even close to ready when I got there so I just cancelled. We don’t get paid to wait and my time is valuable. This is one of the biggest problems with Eats in my opinion. Uber needs to address it if they want long-term sustainability.

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Original Poster3 points · 15 days ago

I hear ya. But if Uber expects its customers to trust them, then they should agree to a reasonable service level. Cancelling an order 70 minutes after it was placed is unreasonable and customer hostile. Knowing this, I will never order from them again.

I agree. I'm just providing some context for why this problem exists. Lots of drivers don't want to take Eats rides or even when they do, end up cancelling because the food isn't ready when they arrive. Those are the core issues that Uber needs to address if they want Eats to be reliable.

Also, maybe Eats should get its own surge. As it is right now, Eats falls into the same surge as UberX. So there may be plenty of drivers in the area, but not many who do Eats. If they weren't able to find a driver, they could've just offered a good surge and sent the ping to drivers nearby and almost certainly one of them would've taken it, but Uber doesn't want to pay that much, and I doubt customers do either.

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Original Poster1 point · 15 days ago

Thanks for the insights.

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We’ll follow your lead, show us how it’s done!

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Conservatives while America burns: “This is fine.”

Everything good, dude? Or do you think it’s time for an accounting of Trump and the GOP?

If something costs more than it saves then I think the burden of proof is on showing it is sustainable and not the other way around. I wish the study were kept going because I think we need more information on it but it's hard to miss why they wouldn't can the program

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They didn’t offer a reason, though. That’s why it’s difficult to understand. It is, as a result, impossible to understand.

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-4 points · 23 days ago

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You have uncovered a u/Minimum_Leg alt account. Prepare to read nothing of value.

Original Poster2 points · 17 days ago · edited 17 days ago

Thanks for your valuable contribution to the discussion.

If Nest sucks, why are you browsing r/nest?

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You have uncovered a u/Minimum_Leg alt account. Prepare to read nothing of value.

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-21 points · 16 days ago

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-3 points · 17 days ago

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Congratulations, you have uncovered a u/Minimum_Leg alt account! He has way too much free time.

Thanks for your valuable contribution to the discussion

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You’re the one with multiple accounts who keeps shitposting everywhere. Just trying to give everyone a heads up.

save yourself wasting time return the product get a refund

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Yes, it’s /u/Minimum_Leg everyone. This one time, a Nest Thermostat had consensual sex with one of his family members. It was all on the up and up, but he’s still pissed about it because the Nest Thermostat eventually died from all the high fives!

Thanks for your valuable contribution to the discussion

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That’s rich coming from you.

What a joke people put themselves through, i return these crap the second it act up I had all nest product all garbage returned.

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Congratulations, you have uncovered a u/Minimum_Leg alt account! How did this account come to be? Once, not too long ago, a Nest Thermostat had consensual sex with one of his family members. It was all on the up and up, but he’s still salty about it because the Nest Thermostat eventually died from all the high fives!

-3 points · 17 days ago

after conquering all barriers to discrimination

lol

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Thank god the gays figured it out!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts instead of just blindly downvoting.

Personally I think it is a waste of resources, I think it is selfish and I think that it would be both simpler and better to adopt, but I acknowledge that when you say: "Most people don't want to adopt strangers children.", it is probably fact - and I acknowledge that the drive to procreate is strong.

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This is an interesting point of view. Then aren’t we all a waste of resources? Why bother?

Original Poster16 points · 19 days ago

The "demented" tribes interpret the book differently from you and they believe their interpretation is the correct one.

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Sort of the same way you interpret truth differently from those with a liberal worldview and believe it to be more “correct”?

I am pro-throwing-assholes-in-fountains

The problem with this is that to an increasing amount of people anyone who disagrees with them, about even minor things, is an asshole. And that means you are basically saying it's okay to assault anyone who disagrees with you. Which, honestly, is pretty much where we are headed.

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Context matters. I would’ve pushed the guy into a fountain, too.

Except that’s the difference here, a Muslim shot these people. The media isn’t reporting the fact that he told another Muslim he saw and said “I’m not going to shoot you”. Or what about the fact that the statement from the family was written by some far left Muslim propagandist. So really if that was my daughter I’d be standing and holding the same sign to help stop Anti-Islamic beliefs from infiltrating our country.

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Fuck dude. You’re onto something. You’ve really opened my eyes. Not really, though. You’re an asshat guilty of trying to push a biased narrative while accusing the media of doing the self-same thing.

29€ isn't at all expensive. In Germany you have to pay 85€ per month for an unlimited data plan. That's insane.

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Hahaha. You can get about 10 gigs of data for 85€ in Canada.

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