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u/woodenboatguy · 2 pointsr/metacanada

I know why everyone is so excited. There's only a couple of copies available at the Guelph library.

For your convenience, here is where you can get your own copy - and at a great price! Published May, 2016. Thanks dead-guy author for coming back to bring us the new adventures of the man in the yellow hat!

>It's the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Then, George helps make gift baskets to donate to the needy, and watches for the crescent moon with the man in the yellow hat. Finally George joins in the Eid festivities to mark the end of his very first Ramadan.

Lovely book to share with the kids while fasting!

u/Numero34 · 2 pointsr/metacanada

>If a four year old decides one day that they're a "Demi-gender Transmission-fluid Omni-Xoy", and the parents try to straighten the kid out, the state will take the kid away from the parents?

I just started reading this book A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

and the author mentions that the Boomers upbringing was different than previous generations with the use of permissive parenting, which was encouraged by Dr. Spock

From his wiki

>Addressing the connection between pediatrics and political activism, Spock responded in 1992:

>>People have said, "You've turned your back on pediatrics." I said, "No. It took me until I was in my 60s to realize that politics was a part of pediatrics."

Sound familiar.


>The Common Sense Book treated every imaginable topic, but its core injunctions were always the same: that parents rely on their own instincts and accommodate children’s needs wherever reasonable. In a radical departure, the Common Sense Book even strove to comprehend a child’s worldview from the perspective of the child himself, a task conservatives viewed with apprehension. In the preface, Spock stated that his “main purpose in writing [his] book was to help parents get along and understand what their children’s drives are.”6 Older traditions could not have cared less about understanding a child’s motivations.


>Part of Spock’s relative leniency came from his radically optimistic views on human nature, his belief that children would grow up well so long as their parents provided a good example. Spock wrote that “discipline, good behavior and pleasant manner… You can’t drill these into a child from the outside in a hundred years. The desire to get along with other people happily and considerately develops within [the child] as part of the unfolding of his nature, provided he grows up with loving, self-respecting parents.”7 Two thousand years of parenting experts would have disagreed; parents most definitely could drill habits into a child, with the notion of relying on a child’s good nature to achieve the desired results being the very definition of insanity.

u/kayjewlers · 1 pointr/metacanada

Canadians might not have an identity now but that has not always been the case. Before 1971 Canada, of course, had two main groups Anglos and Quebecois.

Quebecois to this day have a strong identity because they are a largely a distinct ethnic group. While the original Quebecois did emigrate from France, the women who colonized Quebec had a huge birthrate of 5.6. With little immigration after the 1760 "The population of New France ... was almost wholly a native born population and distinctly Canadian." SOURCE

The English speaking population of Canada, while more reliant on immigration is still defined by common ancestry. Nearly all of the non-francophone immigrants came from the British Isles or the British colonies in America. In fact the largest non-British immigrant group from 1760-1815 was Germans with a measly 1500. SOURCE

You are correct that I have no right to choose the credentials that determine who is what nationality. However, Nations are and have always been defined by heritage, by DNA. I hope my assumption, that you support cultural nationalism by rejection of heritage, is correct and I will continue as if that is the case.

Lets assume that only culture defines a nation and that everyone who behaves Canadian is Canadian. Certainly is uncontroversial to assert that a person's personality influences their behavior. Well behavior is, in no small part heritable SOURCE. At the very least I hope you can see that ethnicity, nationality, DNA have an impact on culture. If you take into account that the environment a child is raised in is chosen by their parents, then the effect of DNA on culture compounds.

If you insist that only culture defines nations please answer this: If Nations are defined by culture and values, what values should Justin Bieber adopt to become Chinese?

u/BigSnicker · 1 pointr/metacanada

> You just confirmed your attitude that you are in the right before you even begin.

That's how debate works. You have to start with a position. Sure, I always do it confidently and clearly sourced... but honestly a home run is when I find someone smarter than I am who can teach me things about the subject that I didn't know. It happens and it's happened here.

> This schtick is getting pretty old don't you think?

Long as I'm still learning, it'll stay fresh for me... and the only place you can really learn is outside the echo chambers.

The people who stick to echo chamber circle jerks just get their biases and blind spots reinforced until they disappear into a post-factual world (not coincidentally, almost the name of the interesting book I'm just starting). Not my thing.

u/thefukizamatterwithu · 0 pointsr/metacanada

read The Image by Daniel Boorstin. It's been like this for quite a while...

u/Redfel · 9 pointsr/metacanada

My opinion is these little slimeballs need to face physical consequences. We live in a civil society where cucks like Craig Damian Smith can advocate flooding my country with barbarian rapefugees with virtually no real pushback. Conservatives as a group are usually too civilized to resort to political violence, but it's about time they did. If I lived in Toronto, I would smash this dweeb in the face.


u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/metacanada

2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the dreaded concentration camp Auschwitz.

You needed to be Lucky to have survived the camp.

You do the math.

u/OrzBlueFog · 4 pointsr/metacanada

> I want the government and our national security teams to be worried about ISIS.

What makes you believe they aren't taking the domestic threat seriously?

> Your continuing to pretend that maybe this shooter wasn't inspired by Islam and ISIS is hilarious.

Even when I've said repeatedly it's a distinct possibility? There's a dozen different narratives out there, from pundits to self-interested politicians to family members. I have no proof personally so it's too early for me to say.

You mock people for not jumping to conclusions even though not all the facts are available. It's just not a rational way of thinking. I suspect if facts come in that do contradict your preferred take on the world you'll dismiss them. Perhaps I can suggest [a book to help you] (

Best of luck on the road back to rationality.

u/vigorous · 1 pointr/metacanada

A number of years ago, I read Daniel Patrick Moynihan's book, Secrecy: The American Experience

That told me all I needed to know about the ways the US organizes its security forces; a Hodge-podge of conflicting, overlapping bureaucracies in which clever manipulators can thrive and become awesomely powerful. I pity the poor politician who becomes the enemy of the deep state.

u/CastleOfTears · 0 pointsr/metacanada

You can't get an official hat in Canada (there may be an exception for Clinton hats through the Clinton foundation), but there are lots of imitations available online, such as at The people getting upset at you for wearing it are not going to notice that it's not the genuine article.

Here's an example:
Mysuntown Trump Hat on

u/BcTsarIvan · 3 pointsr/metacanada

There are plenty on amazon or you can get them from the Donald Trump website but those only ship to to the USA so I'm guessing you will have a problem with that.

u/StartedGivingBlood · 1 pointr/metacanada

A kids book? Why do they all look middle eastern?

What about this:

Remember the outrage about that one?

u/Mongolian_Colonizer · 2 pointsr/metacanada

Oh, absolutely no worries. You've put it together better than I could have.

I will stick up for Layton, partly because I may or may not have voted for an NDP MP in the last election (out of respect for said MP's actual efforts, disgust at the incredibly disrespectful parachute candidates, and some very very odd zoning laws) and partly because most of the party literature for that particular election does mention specific bills, stances, and campaigns he worked with rather than larger and larger glossier and glossier photos.

Someday (probably once I'm paralyzed with an internet connection) I will make a Red Book of your longer arguments...

EDIT And for that matter, the constant chatter of "a different way of doing politics" that has amounted extremely shallow out-of-season campaign that looks like most other losing-party campaigns. It was telling that the LPC did try something similar with Ignatieff as well; especially sweeping a lot of his interventionist positions he had publicly taken under the rug in favour of a "Bad Harper; We Fix Things Soon" message.

EDIT 2 While I was looking for Ignatieff's most toxic book on Amazon (it was about prisons and the industrial revolution, and how bad we are for punishing people in the first place), I stumbled upon this particular piece of Butthurt.

u/SuperCharged2000 · 1 pointr/metacanada

We're told that the old crop of government agents were trying hard enough. Or that they didn't have the right intentions. While it's true that there are plenty of incompetent and ill-intentioned people in government, we can't always blame the people involved. Often, the likelihood of failure is simply built in to the institution of government itself. In other words, politicians and bureaucrats don't succeed because they can't succeed. The very nature of government administration is weighted against success.

Here are ten reasons why:

I. Knowledge

Government policies suffer from the pretense of knowledge . In order to perform a successful market intervention, politicians need to know more than they can. Market knowledge is not centralized, systematic, organized and general, but dispersed, heterogeneous, specific, and individual. Different from a market economy where there are many operators and a constant process of trial and error, the correction of government errors is limited because the government is a monopoly. For the politician, to admit an error is often worse than sticking with a wrong decision - even against own insight.

II. Information Asymmetries

While there are also information asymmetries in the market, for example between the insurer and the insured, or between the seller of a used car and its buyer, the information asymmetry is more profound in the public sector than in the private economy. While there are, for example, several insurance companies and many car dealers, there is only one government. The politicians as the representatives of the state have no skin in the game and because they are not stakeholders, they will not spend much efforts to investigate and avoid information asymmetries. On the contrary, politicians are typically eager to provide funds not to those who need them most but to those who are most relevant in the political power game.

III. Crowding out of the Private Sector

Government intervention does not eliminate what seem market deficiencies but creates them by crowding outthe private supply. If there were not a public dominance in the areas of schooling and social assistance, private supply and private charity would fill the gap as it was the case before government usurped these activities. Crowding-out of the private sector through government policies is constantly at work because politicians can get votes by offering additional public services although the public administration will not improve but deteriorate the matter.

IV. Time Lags

Government policies suffer from extended lags between diagnosis and effect. The governmental process is concerned with power and has its antenna captures those signals that are relevant for the power game. Only when an issue is sufficiently politicized will it find the attention of the government. After the lag, until an issue finds attention and gets diagnosed, another lag emerges until the authorities have found a consensus on how to tackle the political problem. From there it takes a further time span until the appropriate political means have found the necessary political support. After the measures get implemented, a further time elapses until they show their effects. The lapse of time between the articulation of a problem and the effect is so long that the nature of the problem and its context have changed - often fundamentally. It comes as no surprise that results of state interventions, including monetary policy , do not only deviate from the original goal but may produce the opposite of the intentions.

V. Rent Seeking and Rent Creation

Government intervention attracts rent-seekers. Rent seeking is the endeavor of gaining privileges through government policies. In a voter democracy, there is a constant pressure to add new rents to the existing rents in order to gain support and votes. This rent creation expands the number of rent-seekers and over time the distinction between corruption and a decent and legal conduct gets blurred. The more a government gives in to rent-seeking and rent creation, the more the country will fall victim to clientelism, corruption, and the misallocation of resources.