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Do you really want politicians directing the BOC ? Interest rates would be permanently negative........let the good times roll.

The bottom line of politicians.......they care a lot more about maintaining low interest rates than the debt.
 

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Politicians are directing BOC.
And real interest rates are negative and have been for a long time.
With inflation at 7.7% the interest rates are 1.75%.
That's -5.95% real interest rate. Lowest it has been in history!

And the reason? - Because politicians are directing BOC.
Changing mandate to subjective terms instead of just inflation target is the point when politicians started interfering in BOC
 

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Funny how Trump's few days of complete arrogance and ego-driven sh*t show has nullified any chances to win 2024. Good riddance agent Adderall.
I agree......but here is the thing.

I listened to a panel of political commentators from all political views and there was one thing they agreed on.......which was scary.

Trump is the leading candidate for the Republican Party in the 2024 Presidential election.

If he wins the nomination, the pundit content it won't matter if he wins the election because either way the losing side won't accept the results.

Either way.......win or lose, after what will be a bitterly contested campaign, the right and left will go to civil war against each other.

Given all that we observe in the US, I have little doubt they are right.
 

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Some say there needs to be another conservative party created to "split" to vote and prevent Trump from winning the general election, but as posted above.......Trump winning or losing may not even matter. America is heading towards another civil war.

Law enforcement in the US are warning and preparing for widespread civil insurrection.
 

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Politicians are directing BOC.
And real interest rates are negative and have been for a long time.
With inflation at 7.7% the interest rates are 1.75%.
That's -5.95% real interest rate. Lowest it has been in history!

And the reason? - Because politicians are directing BOC.
Changing mandate to subjective terms instead of just inflation target is the point when politicians started interfering in BOC
Interest rates are too blunt an instrument to for an interest rate versus inflation relationship to be considered seriously.

As Chairman Powell said today....he can raise or lower interest rates, but he can't control the price of oil or food.
 

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So are today's events, blocking of the Senate and Supreme Court insurrection, domestic terrorism, riots, or peaceful protesters?

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a Saturday afternoon statement that protesters attempted to "breach the doors of the Arizona Senate and force their way into the building" on Friday night, following the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.

The statement says that an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 people came to the Arizona State Capitol Complex in Phoenix, Arizona following the Supreme Court decision.

As the night went on, what began as "peaceful protest" eventually "evolved into anarchical and criminal actions by masses of splinter groups," and people attempted to enter the Arizona Senate.

"As groups realized the state legislature was in session, they attempted to breach the doors of the Arizona Senate and force their way into the building. The violence of their efforts literally shook the building and terrified citizens and law makers who occupied the building. As the glass doors bowed from attempts of forced entry, the occupants of the building were instructed to move to secure locations," the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.
 

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So are today's events, blocking of the Senate and Supreme Court insurrection, domestic terrorism, riots, or peaceful protesters?
Yes to all of them.
There are attempted insurrections, there has been some domestic terrorism, there have been crimes, riots, and peaceful protests.
All but the last are unacceptable.

Also it's important to note that some of these illegal activities, have been explicitly directed by some members of government.
I hope they pursue these acts of insurrection and domestic terrorism as aggressively as those on Jan 6.
 

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Cal it whatever you want, the quiet majority are no longer going to peacefully accept the right wing ideologues attacking and mauling their liberty.

"A military man can scarcely pride himself on having 'smitten a sleeping enemy'; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack."

Japanese Fleet Commander Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.
 

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So January 6 is fine? As long as you like the side committing insurrection?

The 'ideologues' as you call it from supreme court simply stated that lawmakers control abortion. And congress, senate, and president are all democrats. If abortion is illegal anywhere in United States next week, it is because democrats chose not to make it legal.

All supreme court did is say that they are sticking to legal matters and let lawmakers - make laws. Exactly the way it is supposed to be. You just don't seem to have capability of logical thinking (or you are simply ideologue and turn your brain off) so for some reason can't comprehend it
 

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Also it's important to note that some of these illegal activities, have been explicitly directed by some members of government.
I hope they pursue these acts of insurrection and domestic terrorism as aggressively as those on Jan 6.
You know they won't. BLM and Antifa rioters get bail the next day. Kamala Harris even promoted a fund to bail them out. Jan 6 trespassers are rotting in jail.

The US government is doing exactly what dictators around the world do...they punish their political opponents and let their thugs go free.
 

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I wouldn't call them trespassers.
They broke the same laws that Antifa rioters did - they should be treated exactly the same.
Those laws included, but weren't limited to trespassing.
Stopping official proceeding is a crime as well, like they did in January 6 and like rioters did in Arizona today
 

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Nope......neither is fine. I say don't be naive enough to believe the left are too weak to respond in a violent way.

US history proves that assumption would be wrong. The US is sharply divided and determined to destroy itself in a civil war.

What Canada can learn from it is how the US got to this point and the steps we could take to avoid a similar outcome.
 

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And they need to get prosecuted in the same way, no matter which 'side' you assign them to.

In order for Canada to avoid this, they need to prosecute corruption from PM and Emergencies Act based on lies from Public Safety minister - otherwise we are heading in exactly same direction
 

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The complaints from the conservatives, right or wrong, don't come anywhere close to the level of evidence required to prosecute for corruption.

Our judicial system is based on the concepts of evidence, and proving beyond a reasonable doubt all elements of a crime were committed by the accused.

We don't prosecute people simply because we don't like their political decisions after they are elected to make decisions.

The full resources of the government versus an individual is a powerful mismatch in power.

That is why it is absolutely necessary for the burden of proof to fall on the prosecution, and to only charge people for criminal offenses when there is sufficient evidence a crime was committed that prosecutors believe a guilty verdict can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Reasonable doubt is a much higher threshold than...think they did it, might have done it, probably did it, possibly did it, could have done it.

It is a high bar to prove the guilt of the accused for good reasons.
 

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Colbert and a few of his staff were "arrested" for his orchestrated and premeditated entry into a Capital building.

Anyone want to guess how long they'll stay in jail? 18 months like some non-violent trespassers from Jan 6 or out in a couple days with a token fine? Or are they out already?
You mean a small camera crew filming a comedy bit on invitation of legislators was briefly detained and released?


Only a liar would equate that to a violent mob smashing windows, assaulting officers, smearing feces on walls, destroying property, storming the Senate chamber and congressional offices, stealing documents and other property.
 

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NPR is a far left
You mean a small camera crew filming a comedy bit on invitation of legislators was briefly detained and released?


Only a liar would equate that to a violent mob smashing windows, assaulting officers, smearing feces on walls, destroying property, storming the Senate chamber and congressional offices, stealing documents and other property.
Colbert's people breached the Capital building. Just like many of the Jan 6 people who walked in and took selfies. I'm not referring to those who smashed windows or committed other offences.

So, will Colbert's people get the same treatment as the trespassers? They did exactly the same thing.
 
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