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Out of how many, total? And how likely are any of those to affect you?
Do you really believe any other group comes close to the number of terrorist acts committed in the name of Islam? This is an everyday occurrence. Look at what is happening in Europe right now (France in particular):

French Kicking Down Doors, Closing Mosques, Finding A LOT of 'War-Grade' Weapons

http://www.dailywire.com/news/1749/french-kicking-down-doors-closing-down-mosques-james-barrett

We weren't arguing about what will affect us as Canadians, so why bring that up? Since you did; there was The Toronto 18, the 2013 Via Rail Terrorism Plot.
 

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Do you really believe any other group comes close to the number of terrorist acts committed in the name of Islam? This is an everyday occurrence. Look at what is happening in Europe right now (France in particular):
http://www.dailywire.com/news/1749/french-kicking-down-doors-closing-down-mosques-james-barrett
French Kicking Down Doors, Closing Mosques, Finding A LOT of 'War-Grade' Weapons

http://www.dailywire.com/news/1749/french-kicking-down-doors-closing-down-mosques-james-barrett

We weren't arguing about what will affect us as Canadians, so why bring that up? Since you did; there was The Toronto 18, the 2013 Via Rail Terrorism Plot.
Can the two of you please take this to another thread or offline? Maybe fisticuffs on a suburban street corner?
 

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Scarborough transit rethink a lesson for all of us: James
Ten lessons to take away from the recent changes to SmartTrack and the Scarborough subway.
One. Tory’s signature SmartTrack transit plan, sold as a transformative idea, was a gross oversell that was not clearly costed, considered and conceived. We should be careful about accepting his future great ideas at face value.
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Three. Notwithstanding the above two lessons, Tory benefits greatly from his transit misdemeanours. Wrong as he was on key aspects of his transit platform, it was a winning election strategy. In fact, it could be argued that Tory is mayor today precisely because he sold the city something he should have known he could not deliver.
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Five. Citizens should be extremely skeptical of transit plans hatched during an election. Ditto for any proposal politicians dream up, without exhaustive research and documentation and data to support it. That’s an old lesson. The people keep forgetting it.
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Eight. When we leave transit matters to the transit planners, we open up an avenue that is infinitely more rewarding than one instructed by a political agenda.
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The problem with SmartTrack East has always been that it was too close to the planned Scarborough Subway to make sense. To fix that, the mayor’s office pushed the subway east to McCowan. That didn’t solve the problem. So, the chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat found a solution:

Reduce the subway to one stop — the only one that could, maybe, possibly, make sense — at the Scarborough Town Centre. Save more than $1 billion and use that money to extend the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Kennedy and Eglinton east to Kingston Rd., and north to the U of T Scarborough campus at Morningside near 401. And, turn the Stouffville GO line into a local commuter service with stops at Ellesmere and Lawrence for a total of eight stations between Unionville and Kennedy.

The compromise works on several fronts. Scarborough politicians deliver on their subway promise. Tory gets SmartTrack. Scarborough residents actually get better transit than the subway-only plan. Keesmaat doesn’t have to stand up in council and slag SmartTrack and the subway cannibalizing each other.
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...sit-rethink-a-lesson-for-all-of-us-james.html
 

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Do you really believe any other group comes close to the number of terrorist acts committed in the name of Islam? This is an everyday occurrence. Look at what is happening in Europe right now (France in particular):

French Kicking Down Doors, Closing Mosques, Finding A LOT of 'War-Grade' Weapons

http://www.dailywire.com/news/1749/french-kicking-down-doors-closing-down-mosques-james-barrett

We weren't arguing about what will affect us as Canadians, so why bring that up? Since you did; there was The Toronto 18, the 2013 Via Rail Terrorism Plot.
A lot of terrorist acts aren't recorded as such and a lot that is supposedly committed in the name of one religion or another is more politically motivated. Again, please provide an indication of the proportion associated with radical Islam/jihadism vs the total, then we can talk about what constitutes the majority. So far, nothing but conjecture.

Also, yes, we were talking about what will affect us as Canadians, since Goldkind is stoking fear about 'is this what we want coming here?', particularly regarding the refugees who are coming here precisely to escape that sort of thing. Levant is even worse in this.
 

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I don't think Ari was asking people to prove the validity of their religious convictions. He was just saying that they ought to make it known that they don't condone acts of terrorism in the name of their religion.
By buying something that insults their religion? We're done here.
 

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It feels like 'Smart Track' means something different every day and Tory is inching towards accepting some things he previously worked against, as long as he gets to put the name on it.
 

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Former police board chair files complaint against Chief Saunders, police board
The former Toronto police board chair is alleging Toronto police chief Mark Saunders has “violated his oath of office as Chief of Police” in a complaint made to the province’s police watchdog Wednesday.

It is the latest sign of turmoil within the Toronto police force, now in the midst of a heated dispute between reformers and those accused of being resistant to change.
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2...aint-against-chief-saunders-police-board.html
 

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It feels like 'Smart Track' means something different every day and Tory is inching towards accepting some things he previously worked against, as long as he gets to put the name on it.
IMO it's better than shouting edicts, taking accolades for someone else's work or finding a scapegoat if things go south.
 

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