"Idle no More" concerns

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Steve G., Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    +1 Nicely said Lyle :thumb
  2. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    We're not so much paying for past promises, but finishing an incomplete process from the founding days of this country - at least in BC anyways. In most of Canada treaties were negotiated with the First Nations as the first white settlers moved in. In BC the process was also happening, but with the steady influx of American settlers into our territory with the gold rush of the mid 1800's, the treaty process got put onto the back burner as we tried to stem the American tidal wave. So we lost Oregon and Washington state but we managed to keep BC British. However the treaty process was never completed and this is what they're trying to do now. Supposedly the only other jurisdiction where the treaty process didn't get finished was Florida.

    So today we have the First Nations using our own British Common Law system to prove that their rights to this territory pre-date our own arrival. If I was First Nations, I'd be doing the same thing. They never negotiated the handover of this territory and that is why we are paying a heavy price today for actions of our ancestors.
  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Personally, I'm more concerned about fat bastards, drunks and smokers running up the costs to our health care systems.

    Let's cut them off the health care gravy trains we're all paying for.


    :1drink
  4. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Not to worry. I recall a study that was published around 15 years ago that suggested that all these groups that you identify actually wind up living for a much shorter period than those who practice healthier lifestyles. The net result is that they pay into the system for all their working years but draw very little from it in the long run, because they die sooner. I was at work when I read this and I thanked all the smokers in the room for helping the system work. They were not impressed.
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Encouraging news.

    :norton
  6. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    But how many of them have jobs?
  7. the kaz

    the kaz has become "FERAL"

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    They will get jobs when they realize that they need to work to get money to pay for all the drugs and gas and alcohol :D
  8. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Healthy people cost the system way more than the fat smoking bastards of which you speak. They're in it for the long haul!
    Lyle
  9. WildAnCrazymtl

    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    Well there you have it, some very interesting thoughts and some, not so much!
  10. Aces & Eights

    Aces & Eights GearHead

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    What's FN mean ???

    Is that like FYYFFN:rofl
  11. the kaz

    the kaz has become "FERAL"

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    I would comment but I am tired of getting banned :eek1
  12. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    WORK is their "F" word.