Oh, Canada...

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This is going to be one depressing thread, but let's kickstart it with a joke.

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Some news articles I found:

Expelled and arrested for going against insanity:
https://www.rebelnews.com/high_school_s ... speaks_out
High school student arrested after protesting males in female bathrooms speaks out
‘Identity doesn't trump biology,’ said 16-year-old Josh Alexander, a Grade 11 student at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario.
China rigging Canadian elections:
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/analy ... -election/
Analysis shows possible Chinese Communist Party meddling in Canada’s 2021 federal election
China-based social media apps reportedly were riddled with CCP disinformation about the Conservative Party.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/cana ... ign=canada
Canadian police failed to conduct criminal investigation of reported Chinese election meddling, official says
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's director of national intelligence testified before the House of Commons that there were no criminal investigations into the 2019 election.
That explains why Trudeau won again.
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https://www.thestar.com/politics/federa ... newsletter
Google blocks news content for some Canadians in response to online news bill
The tech giant recently launched a five-week test that will impact the way news results appear for a small percentage of users.
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By Raisa Patel - Ottawa Bureau
Wed., Feb. 22, 2023

OTTAWA — Google says it has started limiting what kinds of news content some Canadians see on its search engine as part of a test intended to inform the tech giant’s response to the federal government’s online news bill.

As first reported by The Canadian Press, the company confirmed to the Star late Wednesday that it is “briefly testing potential product responses” to the proposed legislation, affecting less than four per cent of Canadians who use the world’s most popular search engine.

At issue is Bill C-18, or the Online News Act, which would compel web giants like Facebook and Google to share some of the revenue they make from posting news content on their platforms with the media outlets that produce the stories.

But the company has long battled Ottawa over the bill, which was introduced last spring as a way to support a shrinking journalism industry that has seen tech titans dominate the digital advertising market.

“We’ve been fully transparent about our concern that C-18 is overly broad and, if unchanged, could impact products Canadians use and rely on every day. We remain committed to supporting a sustainable future for news in Canada and offering solutions that fix Bill C-18,” a statement from Google read.

The test, which began recently, a company source said, will run for approximately five weeks. Google would not discuss the exact changes made to the search engine for Canadians captured within the test.

The source, who spoke confidentially to discuss the test, confirmed that the test does impact the way Canadian and global news results appear to varying degrees. There are different streams within the test, meaning that the small portion of Canadians affected may see different results when searching for a news topic.

The company conducts “thousands” of such tests each year, none of which are publicly disclosed when they are launched. In fact, Google was not planning on making this particular test known to the public: it only did so after The Canadian Press queried the company about unusual search results. The majority of tests tend not to result in concrete changes to Google’s services.

It’s not the first time Google has launched an attack against other attempts to seek payment for news sharing on online platforms. The company once axed its Google News service in Spain for seven years after the country sought a monthly licensing fee for publishers whose content was linked on the platform. It also threatened to pull its search engine from Australia over that country’s News Media Bargaining Code, upon which Canada’s legislation is based.

Back in October, Meta threatened to block Canadians from sharing news on Facebook — a move it followed through within Australia — due to its own concerns with the bill.

Laura Scaffidi, a spokesperson for Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said it was “disappointing to hear that Google seems to be borrowing from Facebook’s playbook.”

“This didn’t work in Australia, and it won’t work here because Canadians won’t be intimidated. At the end of the day, all we’re asking the tech giants to do is compensate journalists when they use their work. Canadians need to have access to quality, fact-based news at the local and national levels, and that’s why we introduced the Online News Act. Tech giants need to be more transparent and accountable to Canadians,” the statement read.

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May. 19, 2022
For several months, Google has called for several amendments to the bill, including striking or limiting a section of the proposed legislation that would block platforms from giving “undue or unreasonable preference” to certain news content. Because the company ranks content based on its legitimacy, it has argued that this section could force the global search engine to treat serious news and misinformation equally.

Google is also looking for language changes that would make it more clear that online platforms would have to pay publishers only in cases where it displays the content of the news article — not simply linking to them.

Because the bill is currently being studied in the Senate, a federal source said Ottawa’s response to Google’s threat is to let senators do their jobs by debating the bill. The government remains open to continuing conversations with the tech giant, the source said.

Torstar, which publishes the Toronto Star, has lobbied Ottawa regarding the bill. In 2021, Torstar also struck a deal, along with a number of other publishers, to join Google’s News Showcase service, which helps direct traffic back to news websites.
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Google was already shit for news search results, that it has a left-wing slant, returns some generic journalist, or blocks certain results from popping up unless you use the exact wording of the name. Anyone who hasn't moved on in Canada should make the switch after this.

Dumb of them to copy Australia if the bill didn't work at all there, I'm not sure what they were expecting.
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Gastrick wrote: February 23rd, 2023, 06:10
Google was already shit for news search results, that it has a left-wing slant, returns some generic journalist, or blocks certain results from popping up unless you use the exact wording of the name. Anyone who hasn't moved on in Canada should make the switch after this.

Dumb of them to copy Australia if the bill didn't work at all there, I'm not sure what they were expecting.
I can't understand our politicians post 2016 either.
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https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-premier-aston ... -1.6296708

B.C. premier 'astonished' firm got Health Canada approval to make and sell cocaine

LOL
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Decriminalization of up to 2.5 grams of drugs, including cocaine, began in B.C. on Jan. 31, after the federal government approved the exemption as part of a plan to combat the overdose crisis that has killed thousands in the province.
Next up: free bullets for suicidal people to reduce suicide rates.
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rusty_shackleford wrote: March 4th, 2023, 12:27
Decriminalization of up to 2.5 grams of drugs, including cocaine, began in B.C. on Jan. 31, after the federal government approved the exemption as part of a plan to combat the overdose crisis that has killed thousands in the province.
Next up: free bullets for suicidal people to reduce suicide rates.
You thought Mexico was bad..?

Canada is just outright legalizing it.. Your wall is gonna need to do a loop and cross the north border too.. or your gonna have beaver cartels flooding michigan and chicago - aye.
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Shillitron wrote: March 4th, 2023, 16:16
You thought Mexico was bad..?

Canada is just outright legalizing it.. Your wall is gonna need to do a loop and cross the north border too.. or your gonna have beaver cartels flooding michigan and chicago - aye.
The CIA runs drugs into the US all the time to pay for their budget to avoid Congressional oversight. I thought everyone knew that.
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Already neighborhoods smell like shit and people can't drive properly because of marijuana being legalized; this is going to be that, but 100x worse.
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They seem to be biased towards substances that make people aggressive and/or retarded
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I wish I'd become a Canadian, I love them so much.
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I've known several real life Canadians and they were all obsessed with not being American. That's the entire schtick of being Canadian, that's the entire leaf identity aside from hockey.
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Tweed wrote: March 10th, 2023, 14:18
aside from hockey.
They aren't very good at this either.
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rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:27
Tweed wrote: March 10th, 2023, 14:18
aside from hockey.
They aren't very good at this either.

I googled "Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey"

First Link:
With 22 medals, including 13 gold, Canada is the most successful country in Olympic ice hockey.
By what rusty-cope metric is Canada bad at Hockey as a country? Just curious.
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Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:48
rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:27
Tweed wrote: March 10th, 2023, 14:18
aside from hockey.
They aren't very good at this either.

I googled "Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey"

First Link:
With 22 medals, including 13 gold, Canada is the most successful country in Olympic ice hockey.
By what rusty-cope metric is Canada bad at Hockey as a country? Just curious.
https://www.google.com/search?q=last ti ... tanley cup
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rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:49
Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:48
rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:27

They aren't very good at this either.

I googled "Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey"

First Link:
With 22 medals, including 13 gold, Canada is the most successful country in Olympic ice hockey.
By what rusty-cope metric is Canada bad at Hockey as a country? Just curious.
https://www.google.com/search?q=last ti ... tanley cup
Most American teams have Canadian players though..
(Who then play for their country team in the Olympics)

If you want to say Canadian teams suck because they can't afford good players.. ok.
But that doesn't mean the country is bad at the sport.
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Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:54
rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:49
Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:48



I googled "Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey"

First Link:



By what rusty-cope metric is Canada bad at Hockey as a country? Just curious.
https://www.google.com/search?q=last ti ... tanley cup
Most American teams have Canadian players though..
(Who then play for their country team in the Olympics)

If you want to say Canadian teams suck because they can't afford good players.. ok.
But that doesn't mean the country is bad at the sport.
Canada has won gold in hockey like twice in the past 50 years.
no, I don't count women's hockey(lol)
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rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:59
Canada has won gold in hockey like twice in the past 50 years.
no, I don't count women's hockey(lol)

"lololol They only came in first place in the olympics a few times in the past few years.. Literally sucks and terrible"

Lol k'
What's your definition of "Sucks at something" - if they consistently place 1st 2nd or 3rd - up against every country in the world.. that's what "sucks" ?

I asked for a rusty-cope and I wasn't disappointed.

Canada men's national ice hockey team Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Team
Gold medal – first place 1924 Chamonix Team
Gold medal – first place 1928 St. Moritz Team
Gold medal – first place 1932 Lake Placid Team
Gold medal – first place 1948 St. Moritz Team
Gold medal – first place 1952 Oslo Team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Team

Silver medal – second place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team
Silver medal – second place 1960 Squaw Valley Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Lillehammer Team
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Team
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Grenoble Team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang Team


(I don't even like hockey and Canada is a fucking shit show.. but this is a pure kwanz cope lol)
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Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:07
rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:59
Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 15:54


Most American teams have Canadian players though..
(Who then play for their country team in the Olympics)

If you want to say Canadian teams suck because they can't afford good players.. ok.
But that doesn't mean the country is bad at the sport.
Canada has won gold in hockey like twice in the past 50 years.
no, I don't count women's hockey(lol)

"lololol They only came in first place in the olympics a few times in the past few years.. Literally sucks and terrible"

Lol k'
What's your definition of "Sucks at something" - if they consistently place 1st 2nd or 3rd - up against every country in the world.. that's what "sucks" ?

I asked for a rusty-cope and I wasn't disappointed.

Canada men's national ice hockey team Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Team
Gold medal – first place 1924 Chamonix Team
Gold medal – first place 1928 St. Moritz Team
Gold medal – first place 1932 Lake Placid Team
Gold medal – first place 1948 St. Moritz Team
Gold medal – first place 1952 Oslo Team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Team

Silver medal – second place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team
Silver medal – second place 1960 Squaw Valley Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Lillehammer Team
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Team
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Grenoble Team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang Team
Yeah, that's sucks. It's supposed to be their national sport.

Here's how USA fairs in olympic Basketball, just one of the many sports USA excels at:
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rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:09
Yeah, that's sucks. It's supposed to be their national sport.

Here's how USA fairs in olympic Basketball, just one of the many sports USA excels at:
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"Muh national sport" invented by a fucking leaf.
Who Invented Basketball?
Dr. James Naismith was a Canadian physical education instructor who invented the game of basketball in 1891 while working at the YMCA Training School
But fair, you guys do dominate in Basketball - I guess being a kwanz nation has it's benefits. :smug:
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Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:13
"Muh national sport" invented by a fucking leaf.
You're right, it's not our national sport.

USA's national sport is shooting.
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rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:14
You're right, it's not our national sport.
USA's national sport is shooting.
That's not fair - in other cucked countries nobody is allowed to have guns.
Even Britain has lost their gold medal in "bread buttering" since knife licenses went up in price.
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Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:16
rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:14
You're right, it's not our national sport.
USA's national sport is shooting.
That's not fair - in other cucked countries nobody is allowed to have guns.
Even Britain has lost their gold medal in "bread buttering" since knife licenses went up in price.
What about swimming?

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You: Canada Sucks at Hockey
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: YEA but American teams littered with Canadian players Win the NHL
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: WELL THEY DONT WIN EVERY YEAR
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: WELL AMERICA WINS AT BASKETBALL <panics>
You: SHOOTING
You: SWIMMING
*Googles more Olympic sports America has won*

<We are here>

I'll just repeat: you said Canada sucks at hockey (Implying America is better because they win the NHL) - but Canada does win consistently at the Olympics.. and beat America at the Olympics..

Does America suck at Hockey then? :Inspector:
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Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:25
You: Canada Sucks at Hockey
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: YEA but American teams littered with Canadian players Win the NHL
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: WELL THEY DONT WIN EVERY YEAR
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: WELL AMERICA WINS AT BASKETBALL <panics>
You: SHOOTING
You: SWIMMING
*Googles more Olympic sports America has won*

<We are here>

I'll just repeat: you said Canada sucks at hockey (Implying America is better because they win the NHL) - but Canada does win consistently at the Olympics.. and beat America at the Olympics..

Does America suck at Hockey then? :Inspector:
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This has been another episode brought to you by rusty-cope productions.
Tune in same time- same day - next week. :eyebrows:
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rusty_shackleford wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:26
Shillitron wrote: March 10th, 2023, 16:25
You: Canada Sucks at Hockey
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: YEA but American teams littered with Canadian players Win the NHL
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: WELL THEY DONT WIN EVERY YEAR
Me: Ok.. but Canada wins pretty consistently at the olympics
You: WELL AMERICA WINS AT BASKETBALL <panics>
You: SHOOTING
You: SWIMMING
*Googles more Olympic sports America has won*

<We are here>

I'll just repeat: you said Canada sucks at hockey (Implying America is better because they win the NHL) - but Canada does win consistently at the Olympics.. and beat America at the Olympics..

Does America suck at Hockey then? :Inspector:
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He didn't even post the world Junior hockey results. Or point out that USA has 10x as many people but was almost regulated out of those recently.

Must be a Canadian given how nice he is being in this argument.
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