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The Saudis are coming! The Saudis are coming!

Aug. 7, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/saudi-arabian-group-apologizes-for-posting-image-appearing-to-threaten-canada-with-9-11-style-attack-1.4775509

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Aug. 7, 2018, 7 p.m.
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Did the Saudis suspend all trade, or just the trade not related to receiving our military equipment and weapons?

Aug. 7, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
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Dumb ass. We stopped Harper!!!  No more evil is happening.

Aug. 7, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
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I don't think they want our wheat either. Can't we get all of our oil from Alberta?

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
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No. 

We can only give $5,000,000,000 to a foreign company headed by ex-Enron executives who just want to continue sheparding our raw resources to Washington to refine to sell us gas at the highest markup in all of North America.

Praise Trudeau.

Aug. 8, 2018, 4:25 a.m.
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like Trudeau has anything to do with it, its way over his head.

Aug. 8, 2018, 7:54 a.m.
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Posted by: FLATCH

like Trudeau has anything to do with it, its way over his head.

No doubt.  He's only allowed to pick which Pride events to go to.

Aug. 8, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
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Trudeau, selfie, Pride Parade.. bla bla.  These backward fucktards just threatened us 911 style, maybe we could all back Canada for 5 minutes.  MBS is a world-class douchebag and I think we should send him a countrywide middle finger.

Aug. 8, 2018, 3:22 p.m.
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Sure thing buddy.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/21/justin-trudeau-defends-canada-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia

Aug. 9, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
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Thanks bro, but I read that in March back when it was still news.  I think you have even mentioned it here once or twice or thrice.  Either way, SA threatened us and is pulling a global hissy fit and I would think a bunch of intelligent people could come up with more to say than the usual Trudeau bashing memes.  If anything this could lead to canceling contracts and could be the start of Canada untangling itself from SA, so there is a silver lining, but there can be no doubt that MBS was emboldened to do this because he knows Cheetoh Benito doesn't have our back.  It really shows how scared countries still are of upsetting SA as most of our allies are silent.  This isn't just a Trudeau thing.

Aug. 9, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
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So you are of the impression Justin spearheaded the purchase of an aging pipeline at a one hundred times it’s proper price in order to protect the environment?

Aug. 9, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

So you are of the impression Justin spearheaded the purchase of an aging pipeline at a one hundred times it’s proper price in order to protect the environment?

No, of course not.  Are you suggesting this is retaliation for sending tar sands oil to the US?

Aug. 9, 2018, 8:18 p.m.
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MBS is simply unhinged because his countries riches will soon be worthless and everthing he done so far to change SA's future fucked up.

Good thing the Saudis don't got no nukes...........do they?


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Aug. 9, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
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I think a more critical issue that this little shitshow brings up is that of foreign students and our universities reliance on the dollars that foreign students bring in. In particular I find the number of foreign students in our medical programs to be an issue. Canada faces a shortage of doctors, yet many of these seats are being taken up by foreign students. Does it make sense to train foreign students in our medical system only to have them leave after? Shouldn't we focus on filling these placements with Canadian students or at a minimum people who plan to make lives here after their training is finished? 

It's estimated that there are about 800 Saudi doctors in training who will be leaving. Interestingly, they're here as part of a visa program where the Saudi govt' pays $100,000 per student who trains here. How fucked up is that?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadian-teaching-hospitals-scrambling-to-resolve-how-saudi-student/

Aug. 9, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: ReductiMat

So you are of the impression Justin spearheaded the purchase of an aging pipeline at a one hundred times it’s proper price in order to protect the environment?

No, of course not.  Are you suggesting this is retaliation for sending tar sands oil to the US?

Not in the slightest.  What set this latest firestorm off was my reply to the question, "Can't we get all of our oil from Alberta".

I do not think Justin Trudeau is Canada's top dog.  And that bothers me.

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