The United States now knows who the candidates of the two major political parties are. One of these two will most likely become president of the United States in January. As usual, each candidate and their partisans are predicting total catastrophe if the other wins. There are also claims that there has never been an election like this in history. As is normally the case, the candidate of the party out of power is claiming that the United States has reached a catastrophic point because of the current government. The other candidate is saying that the country is not collapsing but that it will collapse if the opposition’s candidate is elected.
This is the first semi reasonable pathway to Martial Law I’ve heard.
Let’s say Donald Trump wins the election. And let’s say Democrats believe everything they say about him – that he’s the next Hitler. Wouldn’t President Obama be obligated to declare martial law and remain in power?
Yes we need term limits.
They ran a photo of Toronto Councillor Pam McConnell with my column about bike lanes Tuesday, which reminded me, and several readers:
Our leaders are lo-o-o-o-o-ng overdue for term limits.
Scott’s right on this one. Why do you think auto recalls actually help business?
By analogy, restaurant owners know that the most loyal customers are the ones who had a complaint that got resolved to their satisfaction. People are usually more invested in the fix than the complaint. If a restaurant gets the fix right, the customer bonds for life. Trump got it wrong with abortion penalties, but his fix was swift and unambiguous. Voters notice the fix. And they bond to it.
… And has 662 bases around the world.
Who says the US is not the new Roman Empire?
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Where’s Rockefeller on the list? Did they lose their money?
11 RICHEST FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATESIn life you may be able to pick your friends, pick your college, and pick your career but you will never be able to pick the family that you were born into. This can be a good thing and a bad thing depending on where you ended up. For the following 11 families on this list we bet that they were ecstatic to be born into their specific bloodline. Wealth can be generational, they say, and these families put the concept to the test. We are about to dig into the luxurious lives of some of America’s wealthiest families and just reading about their worth will make you want to run to your savings accounts and put everything you have in them. Without further deliberation: Listed below are 11 of the wealthiest families in the United States!
Rob Ford was quickly UN-liked by many. Some didn’t even like him from the start.
ROB FORD, THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH-I’m torn between the impulse to massage the memory of the man into something soothing and palatable, and the impulse to tell the truth: that Ford could be a terrible, terrible person.
If I have to alight on one incident of surpassing significance amidst the mayhem of Rob Ford’s mayoralty, I find myself bypassing the chaos of the scrums outside his office, the humiliations of the trials, the self-destructive behaviour, and the endless examples of how this curious man coarsened Toronto’s civic discourse.
Rob Ford is dead. The former Toronto mayor died of cancer this morning, at 46 years old. According to news reports and social media, we are in mourning, as always, expected to politely and respectfully honour men when they pass, even if they were bad men.
Rob Ford was a bad man.
The founders of the United States designed a system in which voters elected smart people and those smart people ran the country. They called it a republic.Over time, money corrupted the system. Rich people became the real power. The rich controlled the media, and that was enough to control the minds of voters. Let’s call that system a type of “economic fascism.” By that I mean the real power is the top 1% (as opposed to one dictator) and the rest of the country has no real power.