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#1
This makes me sick, how about everyone else?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbCtHQsOXe8&feature=player_embedded

Here is a short article briefly explaining part of it:

http://www.news1130.com/news/national/article/58287--harper-government-monitoring-online-chats-about-politics

Edit: I don't think some people are grasping what this conveys. In principal a good government should not be over stepping their role into being a regulator of opinion. And that is exactly what the Canadian government is doing, basically a weak form of propaganda.

Plus isn't this a waste of tax payer money, everyone knows to ignore/flame trolls.
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#3
So?

We have ministers of "new media" like Twitter and people paid to maintain MP's facebook pages in the UK.
#5
Ok...wtf is the "Harper" government? I call troll on this video and the accompanying article. All jokes aside, it's not like Socialism hasn't tried this before. And guess what? The Canadians asked for this when they choose socialized medicine.


Oh, wait, sir...you didn't want your leg chopped off? Well, that's all the government allows to fix a broken leg. I'm sorry; go sue the government.
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#8
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Steven Harper is the Prime Minister of Canada. Thus "Harper Government".

Hence the joke...
#9
Apparently I live in one of the most oppressive regimes in the Western World
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#10
Eh, nothing new to me. Our government does shit like that quite often, they even sometimes get people to sign up to newsites under fake names and post comments on whatever story they see fit in attempts to promotes their own party on slander others. Our politics kind of suck.
#13
This is pretty despicable. I begrudgingly accepted it happening in regard to movies (folk employed to post nice things on IMDb), but this is... evil.


OT - Gotta' love Alex Jones.

I just want one as a pet. Have him shout at postmen about how they're a tool of the NWO.
#14
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lol Canada.

Because there is no bias of the news in America...

Yeah, it's terrible. But you have no right to laugh at us when you are even worse.
#15
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It's not like Socialism hasn't tried this before. And guess what? The Canadians asked for this when they choose socialized medicine.


Oh, wait, sir...you didn't want your leg chopped off? Well, that's all the government allows to fix a broken leg. I'm sorry; go sue the government.
That was by far the dumbest thing I've read this week on UG. If you have a life threatening or serious injury such as a broken leg or cancer, the government gets you healthcare asap. It's only if you have something like arthritis that you're going to have to wait a few months for because it's not a serious illness or injury.
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#16
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OT - Gotta' love Alex Jones.

I just want one as a pet. Have him shout at postmen about how they're a tool of the NWO.


Me too he is so obnoxious it is just plain hilarious.
#19
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That was by far the dumbest thing I've read this week on UG. If you have a life threatening or serious injury such as a broken leg, the government gets you healthcare asap. It's only if you have something like arthritis that you're going to have to wait a few months for because it's not a serious illness or injury.


No man you don't get it. It was just another joke. He's not a totally ignorant moron at all. That's part of the joke.
#20
that is pretty low

but compared to ignatieff and layton we are doing just fine.
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#22
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No man you don't get it. It was just another joke. He's not a totally ignorant moron at all. That's part of the joke.
Well he's not very good at conveying sarcasm. He's worse than that xMarkx guy.
#23
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lol at this Canadian being butt hurt over sarcasm.

Yeah, text displays sarcasm brilliantly, right?
#27
Quote by red157
Probably not. You'd be limited to having only one stance on a subject.


What does the word 'stance' mean.....I'm a non-native English speaker. I don't know this word...
#28
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Because there is no bias of the news in America...

Yeah, it's terrible. But you have no right to laugh at us when you are even worse.


It's not any different than other countries calling Americans fat when their obesity problems are burgeoning just as quickly.

This is pretty ridiculous though. The internet is the last true place we have to speak our minds without fear of reprisal. Taking that away is almost Orwellian. I never imagined 1984 could occur in Canada, but hopefully since this has been exposed it will be ended quickly.

Fassa: having a stance on something means taking a position or opinion about an issue.
#30
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#32
^ he doesnt need to, having ignatieff and layton as opponents make people like him.
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#33
careful what you say, or harper and his lego hair may prorogue parliament again
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#35
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Eh, if it makes the Canadians sick as well at least they've got free healthcare to get em better.



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#36
Guys guys guys, you've got it all wrong. This is just misinformation being spewn by those filthy American dogs. Canada is a great place to live, and we'r-... they're not oppressive or regime-like at all
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#37
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^ he doesnt need to, having ignatieff and layton as opponents make people like him.

Then why's he afraid of facing controversies and risk an election, if people like him the most?
#38
I don't know, I think that the seal hunt is ok and you are all terrible for assuming otherwise.

There is no propaganda or online watchings.


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#40
For a second, I thought you were talking about them paying people speak giberish, not shower, and run around with people payed to be goblins. But, the type you're talking about seems more comfortable. It's terrible to have a government moniter people on the internet who aren't doing and never have done anything illegal that concerns it.
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