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Old 10-02-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Born in a prison camp in North Korea, and believed to be one of the only prisoner to have escaped, Shin Dong-hyuk recounted his experiences with almost no expression on his face (60 minutes CBS). He said that generations of a family are incarcerated if one family member is considered disloyal - and that's how he ended up in prison. The part of the interview that haunts you forever is where Shin Dong-hyuk talks about his parents being killed in front of him because of his complaint to the warden. He did it because he didn't know any better - he does not understand concepts like "love and loyalty". He was born and bred to display no emotions!

Welcome to North Korea - a police state.

Sorry, I digress. Did you say Quebec was becoming a police state?
And then he wonders why I sometimes don't answer his questions directly.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:51 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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North Korea is an extreme example. A less extreme example would be Malaysia. A police state nonetheless.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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North Korea is an extreme example. A less extreme example would be Malaysia. A police state nonetheless.
I don't think I know a lot about Malaysian political system, but I visited the country a few years ago. I am not sure why you would call it a "police state". But then again, some people call the U.S. a police state. I guess you are free to throw the word around as you please ....
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:43 AM
 
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I wouldnt go as far as saying Quebec is anywhere near the same level of police state as North Korea, but there are certain undeniable elements in Quebec society that fit the police state description.
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a country in which the activities of the people are strictly controlled by the government with the help of a police force,(read OQLF)
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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Heh, heh, heh -- Parizeau thinks they've gone too far. Now THAT'S amusing. Heh, heh, heh!

Jacques Parizeau wants PQ to pull back scope of Charter of Quebec Values

Jacques Parizeau rips PQ values charter

PQ stung by Jacques Parizeau’s rebuke of values charter: Hébert

Jacques Parizeau says values charter goes too far

Jonathan Kay: Jacques Parizeau, voice of reason (Yes, you read that right)

Editorial: Some helpful comments from Jacques Parizeau

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Old 10-03-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Heh, heh, heh -- Parizeau thinks they've gone too far. Now THAT'S amusing. Heh, heh, heh!

Jacques Parizeau wants PQ to pull back scope of Charter of Quebec Values

This cracked me up as well. The man must be attempting to assuage the guilt left from his stupid outburst after losing the vote "it was those damned ethnics". Haaar. Overstuffed pompous azz!
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Thanks for posting that. I'll be very interested in seeing what he actually says.

ETA I didn't see the link that led to his comments before my post.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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This just keeps getting better and better.

Bernard Landry joins Bouchard, Parizeau in charter critique
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:48 AM
 
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I've been here in Florida for the past couple of weeks and friends and family have been getting bits and pieces of the Quebec story so they are asking me to clarify the situation in Quebec, after explaining The ideas of a separatist government and some of the linguistic rules and regulations people are expected to legally abide by and explaining the whole idea of language police and Quebecs need to potentially double down on those rules with bill 14 and now explaining the proposed Charter of values the usual response is wow, jim how can you accept living in such a place? As the USA espouses much in the ideals of freedom my friends conclusions toward Quebec arent flattering,..
It used to be some time ago that i was proud to say i was from Quebec, now? its just an embarrassment to have to say i live in a place where i have to put up with all this insane bs from the government just because i'm stuck here.

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Old 10-05-2013, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I've been here in Florida for the past couple of weeks and friends and family have been getting bits and pieces of the Quebec story so they are asking me to clarify the situation in Quebec, after explaining The ideas of a separatist government and some of the linguistic rules and regulations people are expected to legally abide by and explaining the whole idea of language police and Quebecs need to potentially double down on those rules with bill 14 and now explaining the proposed Charter of values the usual response is wow, jim how can you accept living in such a place? As the USA espouses much in the ideals of freedom my friends conclusions toward Quebec arent flattering,..
It used to be some time ago that i was proud to say i was from Quebec, now? its just an embarrassment to have to say i live in a place where i have to put up with all this insane bs from the government just because i'm stuck here.
Yes I am sure you are giving them a balanced view of everyday life here in Quebec.

What you don't realize is by going over the top so much in your portrayal they either end up thinking you are crazy for staying here, and also make them unsympathetic to your cause.
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