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Message 1144371 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 23:11:34 UTC
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Layton

So long Jack We may not see your likes again
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Message 1144463 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 6:10:36 UTC

Thanks for this CT.
I'm still in a state of shock. Jack was a once in a generation type of politician.
He leaves behind a powerful legacy of striving to improve the lot of common working people and I truly feel the fates have robbed Canadians of a golden opportunity.

I just don't see anyone waiting in the wings who is capable of holding the torch quite as high as Jack Layton did.
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Message 1144572 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 14:47:43 UTC - in response to Message 1144463.  

I agree with you, It is at times like this when you could hope for the reincarnation of Tommy Douglas. Regardless, male or female, I hope there is someone out there who can take this wonderful opportunity to build on the recent successes of the movement.
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Message 1144576 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 15:08:38 UTC - in response to Message 1144463.  
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Thanks for this CT.
I'm still in a state of shock. Jack was a once in a generation type of politician.
He leaves behind a powerful legacy of striving to improve the lot of common working people and I truly feel the fates have robbed Canadians of a golden opportunity.

I just don't see anyone waiting in the wings who is capable of holding the torch quite as high as Jack Layton did.


Wot's it matter?
Your plan, "Between these oblivions" is to "drink beer, go fishing and get **** as often as the situation presents itself. :)"
Oh, wait, was Layton protecting this? (Doubt it!)
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Message 1144581 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 15:20:23 UTC - in response to Message 1144576.  
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Ok, I'll bite.......
When talking about Canadian politics it helps if you understand Canadian politics. Honest, it helps.
Edit: I don't drink beer!
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Message 1144633 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 18:08:01 UTC - in response to Message 1144576.  



Wot's it matter?
Your plan, "Between these oblivions" is to "drink beer, go fishing and get **** as often as the situation presents itself. :)"


You are quite correct Sarge, in that after I die nothing will matter to me.
What we all should be striving toward is the betterment of life for those coming after us.
While you may believe that this quote you've pulled from another thread is a complete explaination of my existence on this Earth, you may rest assured that I also find time to take part in many aspects of life which promote the improvement of living conditions for working people.

Between the few worldly pleasures listed in that other thread, I've been very active in the union movement for almost all of my working life.

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I fight them because they are fascists.
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Message 1145123 - Posted: 25 Aug 2011, 20:30:31 UTC

Debate starting around the cost of his funeral.

While not a huge Layton fan, (even tho I voted NDP lat time around) I know a lot of people loved him so he deserves a proper send off.
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Message 1145549 - Posted: 26 Aug 2011, 21:11:23 UTC - in response to Message 1145123.  

No, let's just send him off with out all the hubbub.
I will miss him.
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Message 1145871 - Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 16:19:49 UTC - in response to Message 1145549.  

The service starts at 11:00 A.M. Alberta time.

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Message 1145904 - Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 17:01:15 UTC

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton
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Message 1146530 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 2:42:51 UTC - in response to Message 1145904.  

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton


Can any of us imagine Dick Cheney speaking this way?

I hope these words inspire some of our youth to seek political office for the right reasons.


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I fight them because they are fascists.
Chris Hedges

A riot is the language of the unheard. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Message 1149623 - Posted: 7 Sep 2011, 3:22:17 UTC - in response to Message 1146530.  

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton


Can any of us imagine Dick Cheney speaking this way?

I hope these words inspire some of our youth to seek political office for the right reasons.



Amen.


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