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@VA...The current consensus is you either hate Harper or you loathe him.

Where as Pandora and some of her friends has had many nice things to say about an old elected official named Jack something-or-other (Lawton maybe?) who recently died, there were an equal number of people that thought he was a complete Tool.

he same could be said about Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Some people think he's brilliant, others think he's a dip shit. It's pretty evenly split with every race, gender, and social status.

However, every single one of those people who I spoke to above thinks Harper is a douche.

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In my opinion....

Justin Trudeau is riding 100% on charm and his name. He's been alternating his look lately between Matthew McConaughey and Trent Reznor, doing and saying outrageous things and getting away with it, just like dear old Dad, because he can. Would this guy have a prayer of a career in politics if his name wasn't Trudeau and women didn't think he was hot?!? (en.wikipedia.o rg/wiki/File:Trudeaujpg.jpg for the curious ladies)

I haven't been paying enough attention to Canadian politics in general to comment on Harper's government without ignorance, so I'm afraid I cannot. The biggest source of "information" I get is from Mrs. VA's family, who universally hate Harper. It's a little hard to take them seriously though, because their hatred is so intense I cannot believe they are being fair and thus I can't discern the accuracy in what they say.

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Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder. What unites us is far greater than what divides us. JFK on U.S.-Canada relations. ....

Thanks for the history lesson, Va. Justin Trudeau is now emerging as leader of the Liberal party and he seems to get rock-star treatment from middle aged women everywhere he goes. Will be interesting to see if he can unseat the powerful and effective Harper machine.

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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You're welcome.

My parents were on vacation in Montreal when things began to deteriorate in late 1970. They had to submit to a search of their hotel room by military police in the middle of the night as the whole hotel was turned upside down in the desperate search for those who had kidnapped a British diplomat. Arrest without charge or legal rights was the norm.

This whole thing has faded from the memories of most people under 40, which is a shame. Most young people have no idea that Canada had an intense problem with domestic terrorism in the late 1960s, which as I said literally escalated into a police state being imposed, with Fidel Castro granting safe passage for those involved to escape to Cuba. Asshole.

As for who was considered the "winner" - at the time, the Prime Minister was widely considered the winner. The country was in a situation of bombings, kidnappings of government ministers and even foreign diplomats that had been escalating for a few years. People were scared, and, well, Trudeau did what he felt he had to do and had broad public support for doing so. Thing is, some were worried he would not give up his near dictatorial powers when the situation subsided. Thankfully, he did.

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I've been reading up and researching a lot of Canadian history (I heard it was on the test ;) ). I hadn't made it that far back yet but it was on the most recent list. I'm still trying to figure out how all the "parties" of the government mesh together into a governing body.

There's a youtube video of the exchange and it's pretty amusing to watch the banter of someone who obviously doesn't understand what it's like to be on the outside looking in. Trudeau doesn't understand why anyone wouldn't want constant protection from harm as he's someone watching him since he took office, and the reporter doesn't understand that Trudeau can't think the same way as the common everyman the reporter is trying to stand up for.

It's an interesting exchange that can't possibly be resolved with anyone coming out a clear winner. A Mexican standoff held waaaaaaay north of the border.

Either way, I'm better for having seen it. Thanks VA!

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p.s. Pierre Elliot Trudeau was known at the time as a "swinger", although the term meant something a little different then. He was more like a playboy. He became Prime Minister as a bachelor at age 49, knocked up and then married a 19 year old, and divorced her 8 years later - all while in office. His wife has affairs with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and US Senator Ted Kennedy (!!)

An interesting guy, for sure. Prime Minister (with a brief interruption) from 1968-1984. Nixon privately referred to him as "that asshole", to which Trudeau responded with the now often repeated quote of "I've been called worse things by better people."

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"Trudeau, was he not a socialist and in support of banning guns? "

He was a lot of things. The quote in particular was in reference to how far he would go in crushing a Marxist insurgency, which had so far been involved in many high profile kidnappings, bombings, and other terrorist actions. A few days later, the Canadian army imposed what was practically martial law in parts of Quebec and Ontario and the country became a de facto police state.

The situation lasted a couple of months. But it was a defining moment. All of the terrorist masterminds who committed those bombings and murders are now free men. There aren't a lot of things in Canadian history that are really interesting, but the "October Crisis" of 1970 sure was.

Here is the context in which it happened. He was being confronted by a reporter who was unhappy about soldiers in the streets.

Trudeau: Yes, well there are a lot of bleeding hearts around who just don't like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is, go on and bleed, but it is more important to keep law and order in this society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don't like the looks of a soldier's helmet.

Reporter: At any cost? How far would you go with that? How far would you extend that?

Trudeau: Well, just watch me.

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*if I have an erecition for more then 4 hours I an't calling no doctor.I'am calling every woman I known for the last 20 years,and telling them to bring all there friends because I need help.*

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"Mario, a white man trapped in a BBS." - Sed

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