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Canadian Politics

Gnats and Camels

When you ride the Skytrain in Vancouver, a vending machine gives you a timestamped receipt you are supposed to keep to show later if challenged. Adrian Dix, the leader of the opposition, could not present a sufficiently recent receipt when he was challenged. Christy Clark, the premier, bragged she had been balancing the budget and was on track to making the province debt-free when in actuality she had increased the debt at all-time record levels. Guess which story dominated the air waves. The public can understand a Sky Train ticket, but they roll their eyes at multi-billions of dollars.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69) source

Discussing Delusions

People feel no guilt at discussing insanities and delusions held by politicians, e.g. that there is a giant conspiracy of all the world’s scientists and the governments of all non-American countries to trick Americans into reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a delusion held without any evidence whatsoever. However, they consider religiously-inspired delusions off-limits, e.g. a rejection of biology and geology on the matter of how the earth and its lifeforms came to be, or a belief in the infallibility of commands given by disembodied voices that claim to be Jesus or a god.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69)

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