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lightning 
there are no good guys in politics NONE ......... NONE

The rich are not like you and me. They have numbered companies, offshore tax havens and pricey lawyers to help them hide their money – not that there's anything wrong with that. Some of them are awfully close to the Prime Minister. Nothing wrong or new about that either. The coziness of plutocrats and politicians goes back for decades, even in high-minded, purer-than-the-Americans Canada.

But when you've styled yourself a champion of the little guy, as Justin Trudeau has done, these things can get awkward. It's awkward when your chief bagman happens to be a guy named Bronfman, whose family, we now know, parks a big chunk of its fortune in balmy offshore tax havens. We know this because of the Paradise Papers, a giant trove of leaked documents that spills the beans on the financial secrets of everyone from Russian oligarchs and hedge-fund founders to the Queen and Bono.

"It is absolutely unacceptable that there be people not paying their fair share of taxes," Mr. Trudeau said in March. It turns out he did not mean people with offshore numbered companies. Instead, he meant farmers, doctors and other members of the petite bourgeoisie. His war on their relatively petty loopholes backfired spectacularly. Then his wealthy finance minister got bogged down in a messy conflict-of-interest scandal involving his not-so-petty holdings in his business. And now we find out that that Mr. Trudeau is chummy with billionaires who have fortunes stashed offshore. It's not a good look. Middle-class Canadians are muttering, "These guys are just a bunch of shameless hypocrites."

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/opinion...e36897375/

i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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Scream1




i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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#3
'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'

-George Orwell.
When life knocks you flat on your face roll over and look at the stars.
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Facepalm at least the conservatives hid it better.... they didnt rub our noses in it.

i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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holy shyt ....i cannot believe this ..... this actually looks like trudeau !!


i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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(11-11-2017, 01:00 AM)Blue Wrote: [Image: 7bh4ANI.jpg]

Chuckle We don't waste much energy being dramatic.
When life knocks you flat on your face roll over and look at the stars.
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#8
this explains EVERYTHING ..... LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY .........




i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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(11-11-2017, 12:50 AM)great-grandfather Wrote: Facepalm  at least the conservatives hid it better.... they didnt rub our noses in it.

True. Gordon Campbell got busted DUI in Hawaii, calls to resign were ignored.
When life knocks you flat on your face roll over and look at the stars.
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#10
right up to regina herself !!




i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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