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      01-23-2019, 04:55 PM   #265
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Whats the over/under on her being extradited to the US? Asking for a friend.
I don't think I'd want to bet on it now that the elfin' Canadian ambassador to China has shit the bed all over the place.
Just saw that as well.
Really unnecessary "kowtowing" on part of the Canadian Ambassador...

Why give Ms. Meng ammo when you're not part of her legal counsel?
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Just saw that as well.
Really unnecessary "kowtowing" on part of the Canadian Ambassador...

Why give Ms. Meng ammo when you're not part of her legal counsel?
This is the kind of amateur hour stuff that is hurting Canada's image on the world stage. Frankly it's embarrassing.
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This is the kind of amateur hour stuff that is hurting Canada's image on the world stage. Frankly it's embarrassing.
Reminds of Justin's trip to China where he tried to push a 'progressive' trade agenda and was laughed out of the country.
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Reminds of Justin's trip to China where he tried to push a 'progressive' trade agenda and was laughed out of the country.
It is common knowledge and has been reported at length that the Chinese refer to Trudeau as "the little potato"......

https://globalnews.ca/news/2923202/j...trip-to-china/
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      01-26-2019, 05:10 PM   #269
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Canadian Ambassador to China resigns......

...or was shit canned depending on what media you care to check. So McCallum has been a Member of Parliament and held Cabinet positions in previous liberal governments. He has had extensive media training and decades of experience dealing with media.

There is no way he made these remarks without Trudeau's blessing or more likely instruction. This was a clumsy attempt to manage the Chinese and it blew up in the Canadian Governments face badly.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...ut-huawei-case
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Trudeau fires Canada's ambassador to China amid Huawei controversy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47015700
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nonsense...

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...or was shit canned depending on what media you care to check. So McCallum has been a Member of Parliament and held Cabinet positions in previous liberal governments. He has had extensive media training and decades of experience dealing with media.

There is no way he made these remarks without Trudeau's blessing or more likely instruction. This was a clumsy attempt to manage the Chinese and it blew up in the Canadian Governments face badly.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...ut-huawei-case
McCallum has a reputation for speaking his mind.
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McCallum has a reputation for speaking his mind.
I get the sense he has a reputation for tipping a glass too, but my sources and experience tell me that he wouldn't have shot his mouth off on something this high profile without some direction.

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your sources?

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I get the sense he has a reputation for dipping a glass too, but my sources and experience tell me that he wouldn't have shot his mouth off on something this high profile without some direction.
Good grief you're a blowhard.
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Good grief you're a blowhard.
Why the name calling?
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      01-27-2019, 11:51 AM   #275
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here is our greatest blowhard...

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Why the name calling?
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex...riendly-script

He is saying something similar. Even Rex however, is wise enough to suggest unnamed PMO influences and doesn't refer to "his sources" (Even though he might actually have some.).

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https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex...riendly-script

He is saying something similar. Even Rex however, is wise enough to suggest unnamed PMO influences and doesn't refer to "his sources" (Even though he might actually have some.).
you don't know me and I don't know you, my question was why the name calling....it's so easy to sit behind a keyboard and use strong language, I'd like to think and try to treat people the same way as if I was in the same room as them. If you disagree with me fine, say so and say why but calling me blowhard or some of the other stuff I've been called on this forum isn't on.
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https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex...riendly-script

He is saying something similar. Even Rex however, is wise enough to suggest unnamed PMO influences and doesn't refer to "his sources" (Even though he might actually have some.).
So a couple of things....you don't know who my sources are or what my experience have been.
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Another Canadian arrested in China

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...es-local-media

Un-named Canadian arrested for fraud in China, unrelated business as usual or is China turning up the volume on Canada after McCallum turfed?
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Well Grumpy...

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you don't know me and I don't know you, my question was why the name calling....it's so easy to sit behind a keyboard and use strong language, I'd like to think and try to treat people the same way as if I was in the same room as them. If you disagree with me fine, say so and say why but calling me blowhard or some of the other stuff I've been called on this forum isn't on.
We live close enough together that I'd be happy to call you some names to your face. But I suspect you've been called worse than anything I would come up with, and you likely aren't so thin-skinned in person.
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We live close enough together that I'd be happy to call you some names to your face. But I suspect you've been called worse than anything I would come up with, and you likely aren't so thin-skinned in person.
I'm not thin skinned, I just don't see the need for it. I've not been disrespectful to you.
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well...

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I'm not thin skinned, I just don't see the need for it. I've not been disrespectful to you.
If calling out your nonsense as nonsense is disrespectful, then so be it.
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If calling out your nonsense as nonsense is disrespectful, then so be it.
It's clear you don't get it. Have a nice weekend.
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The real reasons for all these issues between China and America are not really just about tariffs..

http://time.com/5514378/trump-warn-e...anctions-iran/

And more here..

https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-e...n-us-dollar-an
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McCallum actually did Trudeau a favour. He made public some statements that were on the minds of many Canadians. His firing allowed us to keep the peace with the US. McCallum statements along with his replacement will pave the way for Canada to reset the relationship with China. It almost seems planned.
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McCallum actually did Trudeau a favour. He made public some statements that were on the minds of many Canadians. His firing allowed us to keep the peace with the US. McCallum statements along with his replacement will pave the way for Canada to reset the relationship with China. It almost seems planned.
I quite certain it was planned, he is a seasoned vet with politics and media and he would've been briefed before he did the interviews. I think it was an error on the governments part in dealing with a big ugly international issue. I'm not sure it will make things better but time will tell.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politi...a-critics-warn
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McCallum actually did Trudeau a favour. He made public some statements that were on the minds of many Canadians. His firing allowed us to keep the peace with the US. McCallum statements along with his replacement will pave the way for Canada to reset the relationship with China. It almost seems planned.
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I quite certain it was planned, I'm not sure it will make things better but time will tell.
Agreed, I hardly think this is something McCallum just came up with all on his own...I do think it was planned.

Given that this sentiment is shared by a lot more people than just us...if this was all scripted then wouldn't the players see through this for what it is? And if so, why would that help?
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