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I remember the moment, my wife and I were visiting a small 19th century town near Toronto, on a perfect Southern Ontario summer day. We were enjoying the town’s coffee shop culture outside on the sidewalk, when five or six, probably Harley Davidson motorcycles drove down the narrow main street with near open mufflers. It was ear splitting, beyond the threshold of pain. It served no purpose other than to make the middle aged, middle class male riders finally feel cool.

I knew at that time that the government gave cash rebates to people who needed hearing aids and here I saw that the government was also allowing a practice that made hearing aids a little more necessary. It was then that I first spoke the words, “If I were King”.

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VDH: When normality becomes abnormal [amgreatness.com]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 17, 2019:
It's a little bit naive but on the whole accurate. Good on Trump!
Government has 3 Jobs. 1. Protect Life 2. Protect Liberty 3. Protect Property
ScottforKing comments on Jun 16, 2019:
You mean had three jobs. Today it's 5,693,213 jobs.
Hello.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 16, 2019:
What are the signs?
How ignorance of American history feeds demagogues who hate the Constitution... [thefederalist.com]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 16, 2019:
It is best to remember that when we have forgotten what we have forgotten, dark ages will follow.
I came across the following statement in someone's article: "The basic driving force behind all ...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 16, 2019:
I think the basic driving force behind all leftist thinking is envy. Furthermore I question how intelligent a person is if they can not critique there own thoughts and ideas and those of others. Too often they may be articulate but their arguments are mostly narrow minded and short sighted.
5 Disturbing Reasons Americans Need To PAY ATTENTION TO EBOLA… - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on Jun 16, 2019:
There is no doubt that ebola is a real threat to the World today. In my opinion your message would be much better if you left out words such as: would, could, should, might, perhaps and maybe.
You can't do that...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 15, 2019:
The best humor always has a bit of truth in it.
US Army Laser and Hypersonic programs [wearethemighty.com]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Just when one might think the West is falling behind. I wonder what the military minds are really working on now that we just don't know anything about?
Is THIS The END Of YouTube? - Surviving The Adpocalypse - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Is this the end of YouTube? Only if they don't offer what the market wants. It looks as though there is a shift in the consciousness of the average citizen as evident by the rise of this and other sites and Fox News on cable. YouTube will either change or fail.
I'm losing count on how many times I've posed this question.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 14, 2019:
"Hell yeah!" he said back, "That's why we came up with the idea of legalizing weed. We believe that we will get the "I'm a-gonna vote Democrate next time" vote."
Ho, That's why...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 14, 2019:
The story may have been different had Death enrolled in horticulture school instead of following Dad in his.
Donald Trump and his imaginary accordian - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on Jun 14, 2019:
I laughed until my eyes watered. How come the people on the left can't laugh at their leaders like we can with ours?
What men want is...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 14, 2019:
The man on the right looks like he spends hours each day keeping up his "look". The man on the left looks like he spends a lot less. As a man, I vote for less work.
Do you believe in God?
ScottforKing comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Do I believe in God, where do you think everything came from, Amazon? Many years ago I read that Buddha taught that there are four great truths in life. The first is, that life is difficult. Once one accepts that, life is no longer difficult. I have discovered that most people go about their lives, expecting that life should be easy and resenting that it's not.
Just. caughtt a 30 day FB “Hate Speech” ban for calling British politicians stupid.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 13, 2019:
This begs the question, are they stupid?
Snowflakes? [thetimes.co.uk]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 13, 2019:
At this rate the insane lefties will win.
RELIGION OF PEACE .. MY ASS!!! [jihadwatch.org]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 13, 2019:
It's a religion of piece, a piece of you here and a piece of you there when the bomb goes off.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan was in Iran trying to defuse tensions in the area.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 13, 2019:
And what point was the nation of peace trying to present?
Breaking News Supersonic speeds could cause big problems for the F-35′s stealth coating ...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 13, 2019:
As a technology nerd I find this interesting. Thanks for this.
Bill Maher Gets It Right (gasp!) Gun Control Agenda Hurts Dems [sofmag.com]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Bill gets it right, however, it is likely the Dems will get it wrong again.
Legislation is currently being pushed through parliament to disarm private security companies in ...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 11, 2019:
What the legislation indicates is obviously to disarm the minority citizens. I would expect that soon the only weapons allowed will be bean bag guns.
Legal Pot Won't Stop the Opioid Epidemic [nationalreview.com]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Whoever wrote this piece doesn't understand addiction. Drugs or alcohol is not the problem, it is the failed solution to an inability to deal with life on life's terms. Yes people can have debilitating temporary pain, such as after a surgery, and may have difficulty giving up the medication, however, few will become addicted.
National Review: Elites Above the Law [nationalreview.com]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 11, 2019:
This is a really good concise account of what happened and asks some good questions. I am waiting, like many others, to find out why.
Why did the party of “tax the rich!” propose a tax bill that benefits the top 1% of earners ...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Maybe they are very very confused. 😱
If the "Left" labels anyone who's right-of-"Left" a member of the "far right", what could do wrong?
ScottforKing comments on Jun 11, 2019:
What works for me is to remain calm and keep asking questions about the other person's thoughts - or lack of - and usually they are unable to continue the discussion, make some attempt to insult me and walk away laughing to themselves thinking they have won something. I find it is best to keep in mind that in order to insult me, I must first value the others opinion.
Massive Explosion in Sweden. - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on Jun 10, 2019:
I am the son of a policeman, born in 1953, in a different world. One of the things I learned about policing is that it continues to be more and more influenced by politics. What is the Swedish Government saying?
NASA picks 3 companies to try moon landings in 2020 and 2021 [arstechnica.com]
ScottforKing comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Does the lander come in any colour I want?
Satanic Temple Insists Properly Disposing Of Aborted Human Remains Is "Insulting" And Violates Their...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 8, 2019:
This is so sick and twisted, I just don't know what to say.
Another bombing in Sweden, police are working on "many theories"! Hmmm?
ScottforKing comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Gas leak? Lightning strike? Them who can't be named?
The social media giants are becoming censorious.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 7, 2019:
Good on ya Tucker for raising this point for all of us.
Glacier National Park quietly removes signs that say glaciers will be all gone by 2020 (Link from ...
ScottforKing comments on Jun 7, 2019:
Perhaps the global warming, oops I mean climate change crowd's argument is melting away.
Trump winning by making Mexico police its own borders.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 7, 2019:
This shows Trump's creativity. I'll bet even Trump never envisioned this method a couple of years ago..
This has got to stop! Sea Turns Red With Blood After 150 Dolphins and Whales Slaughtered
ScottforKing comments on Jun 6, 2019:
At the rate of raping the seven seas, the slaughter will only stop when the sea animals are extinct or man is.
Is this real, American folks? Sounds crazy.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 5, 2019:
This video is nonsense. They keep referring to "they" and "them", and act as though the law has been passed and the world is going to end. Hardly what I call news worthy.
LIVE! Trump protests held in London during U.S. president's state visit | LIVE - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on Jun 3, 2019:
The protesters are likely unemployed, welfare seeking "citizens" - at least they are in my country Canada - who show up to mingle with each other, have a chat, a cup of tea and likely smoke a lot of weed. It gives them something to do besides watch the television. It's all good.
Russia withdraws support for Venezuelan weapons systems.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 3, 2019:
This may be good news. I hope for the sake of the Venezuelan citizens.
[nytimes.
ScottforKing comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I live in the province of Ontario, in a mostly socialist country. My Conservative Provincial government is trying to dig itself out of socialist debt accrued by investing on behalf of all of us in our collective future. Rent control in Ontario has been a disaster. It has contributed to a lack of rental unites, more homelessness and new industries like non profit housing and subsidized housing. Why would anyone else think this was a good idea to do again?
Jordan Peterson and the Unbearable Task | Esther O’Reilly
ScottforKing comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Didn't the Roman Emperor Constantine do the same thing in the early fourth century, except then he made Christianity the state religion. If you can't beat them use them, at least as long as you can.
Tucker Carlson 5/30/19 - Democrat party pushing ahead with impeechment process of President Trump - ...
ScottforKing comments on May 31, 2019:
The Democrats are suffering from impeachment turrets syndrome.
Islamic-Canadian Organizations Demand Special Privileges For Muslim Students | Cultural Action Party...
ScottforKing comments on May 31, 2019:
As I read though the quote I thought it sounded rather Roman. The more it changes, the more it stays the same.
Sea level data ALTERED by scientists to create false impression of rising oceans
ScottforKing comments on May 31, 2019:
That the movement to government action was predicated on manipulated computer algorithms which were meant to prove that the planet’s climate was changing faster than what is does not trouble me so much. Nor that some scientists who were leading the cause to action, had an obvious political agenda. Or that some politicians have enriched themselves investing early in industries that can only survive because of government money and support. It does not trouble me so much that politicians have come to agree that, what was once called global warming, had not happened as predicted and subsequently the theory was renamed: climate change; a much more vague idea that can be used to explain any extremes within the normal cycle of climate. It is not so troubling to me that politicians have seized upon what they named an immediate threat, even though it has been admitted by the “climate scientists” that the numbers were in some cases were fabricated to favour their argument. Nor is it troubling that governments subsequently decided that the issue is carbon and that “we” must control it. “We” must tax it and “we” must subsidize “green” energy; and support a “green” economy, all the while carbon emissions continue to rise. That the political class, again on our behalf, continues to invest enormous amounts of our money and resources into industries and education that have so far produced only expensive “free” electricity, is not so troubling. It does not trouble me so much that, so far, there has not been any scientist who can or will state even approximately how much effect man has had on climate change. What really troubles me, however, is that all of the above issues and more would be resolved if science and engineering were to aim at developing an efficient storage system for all the free energy that could run an average house at 45 degrees latitude. Instead government “invests” my tax dollars into what only they believe is good for jobs and growth in the economy.
Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez find common ground against lawmakers turned lobbyist I tend to think the ...
ScottforKing comments on May 31, 2019:
Don't pop the Champagne corks just yet, even a blind squirrel can trip over an acorn.
Mueller just another Soft Coup Conspirator
ScottforKing comments on May 30, 2019:
PBS had a documentary years ago describing how the US tries to effect other countries elections. Russian doing the same, duh. There is **some** truth in the charges, however, did Trump participate, no, says Muller sorta kinda. This is a non story that will not go away. Could spell the end of the Democrats in the next election.
Uber To Start Banning Passengers With Low Ratings WOW! Shades and slippery slopes of China’s ...
ScottforKing comments on May 30, 2019:
The big difference is that in China there is no competition, at least for now, there is lots. Don't like Uber, use another company.
Bilderberg Group Agenda 2019, Montreux (Thursday to Sunday this week) Key topics 1.
ScottforKing comments on May 29, 2019:
It has been my experience that people who are afraid of the future try to control people, places and things. Their attempts mostly fail which causes them to double their efforts and leads to unhappy results for everyone.
Steven Pinker - 'Is the World Getting Better?' [youtu.be]
ScottforKing comments on May 27, 2019:
The speaker neglects to mention that socialism is the dominate ideology - and we all know what happens with that kind of thinking - or the enormous debt that everyone has today. What does it say about what we have become when we think nothing of putting a generation of unborn people into economic slavery so we can enjoy our entitlements now. That is reprehensible both morally and ethically.
Great points. Is anti-racism the new religion. [youtu.be]
ScottforKing comments on May 27, 2019:
If you believe, not proof is necessary. If you don't, no proof is possible. Religion works sometimes for the wrong reasons.
Aloha Atheists of IDW.
ScottforKing comments on May 27, 2019:
Hi, I am atheist curious to know what you do think about stuff. Do you have an answer for where the universe came from?
"I'm a far-left Christian activist - like Jesus Christ.
ScottforKing comments on May 27, 2019:
Perhaps you are a confused conservative.
Does anyone know how to share this page with others?
ScottforKing comments on May 27, 2019:
Personally, I won't suggest the IDW unless I believe that the person I'm talking with would really like to be here. If you make a mistake, don't worry, silly becomes bored with this place quickly.
'Murder after birth' Bill in Virginia - YouTube [youtu.be]
ScottforKing comments on May 23, 2019:
Good for you! Thanks for doing this.
You can't intentionally, peacefully depolarize - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on May 23, 2019:
She makes some excellent points to think about, the problem is one must be capable of thinking, which the left appears to not be able to do. I think that only hope we conservatives have to re-balance is to take charge of the language again and define what a conservative goal is, what our purpose is. Shine a light on the fact that the leftists can not or will not define what they are aiming at having all of us do on their behalf; it does not look like a place where any thinking person wants to go.
Since the Christchurch mosque attack I've had two visits from armed police for my political views.
ScottforKing comments on May 23, 2019:
Good for you mate, you have great courage to do this.
I joined this group for one reason.
ScottforKing comments on May 23, 2019:
Welcome to IDW. I am working on solutions to problems that are facing all of us whether we are aware of them all or not, instead of just complaining, let me know if you have any ideas for what is the next best thing to do. Cheers
I wish the Wussy Dems would vote to impeach already.
ScottforKing comments on May 22, 2019:
They are not weak or afraid, they're very very busy!
Incredible that they now want people to pay a licence fee to use their own solar panels or to use a ...
ScottforKing comments on May 22, 2019:
The government needs more money! How else to keep affording to give free stuff away? Tax anyone who has anything!
Why can't everyone be as intelligent and well spoken as Ben Shapiro???
ScottforKing comments on May 20, 2019:
Why can't Ben Shapiro play in the NBA? Maybe he's not perfect after all.
China stop screwing us
ScottforKing comments on May 17, 2019:
The unfortunate side of the trade war is that we import inflation, however, the jobs that are created ought to make up for the difference.
Tucker to author: Why's Trump's wall a symbol of hate? - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on May 17, 2019:
W.T.F is she talking about? She probably also believes that we need to fix global warming, oops, climate change because man, oops, people are creating climate change a lot.
[youtu.
ScottforKing comments on May 17, 2019:
Sounds like the Democrats have apology Turrets syndrome.
[pjmedia.com]
ScottforKing comments on May 16, 2019:
You raise an important point about the authors of content not being here to debate and clarify their points. The answer to me is obvious, they would have no time to do anything else. The bonus is that we less notables can discuss amongst ourselves and hopefully fine tune our skills of debate to be used outside the IDW.
[youtube.com] Dr. Jordan Peterson Explains the Meaning of Life for Men – Animation
ScottforKing comments on May 14, 2019:
Peterson's depiction of society reminds me of a quote from Dostoyevsky: Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence: they go stark, raving mad..
Ben Shapiro gets DESTROYED by conservative BBC journalist Andrew Neil - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on May 12, 2019:
I don't think that Ben got destroyed in the interview. I think that RemiDellair has a point (see other comments), that the style of interviewing is the same as that where Peterson's "gotcha" was heard around the world. It appears that that is what their audience wants to hear and is no doubt successful for them, hopefully not for much longer.
What fresh lies will the Legacy Press report today?
ScottforKing comments on May 11, 2019:
Never underestimate the limits to creativity of any man, especially when put in a desperate place. Have you seen the rating of CNN?
Lets get this party started! Have you read the PPC policy yet?
ScottforKing comments on May 11, 2019:
I just read the part about health care. Maxime starts out by discussing issues and how he would deal with the issues, nowhere does he talk about the problem with health care, that there are too many sick people, or what he would do about it.
Lets get this party started! Have you read the PPC policy yet?
ScottforKing comments on May 11, 2019:
I just read the part about equalization payments to provinces, I got a few questions. The document mentions reducing payments to provinces, does the party aim to reduce payments to zero? If so, over how many years?
This seems important. Freedom of Speech. Maxime responds to Trudeau.. [youtu.be]
ScottforKing comments on May 11, 2019:
I have heard Maxime talk and it seems to me that Maxime is guilty of what I have been accused of: thinking out loud a lot. It's not surprising because many who are trying to get traction on moving the cultural thinking away from suicide, are working from scratch and need to think out loud. What used to be common sense, has been replaced with centrally controlled common practice bit by bit until we forgot why we need to always keep in our hearts the wisdom of the old. I think the PPC needs a purpose based on a goal that is at least thirty years ahead. It would help them focus their thoughts and energies.
Can Maxime Bernier appeal to Western Canada and not so much Quebec?
ScottforKing comments on May 11, 2019:
Maxime could appeal to anyone who wishes to be treated with equality, unlike the current government. Some people who think that they are special and require special treatment will not like it so much.
PPC CREATED A POLL: [facebook.com]
ScottforKing comments on May 11, 2019:
The Peoples Party of Canada need a goal, a way to focus their thoughts and actions in a moral and ethical way in order to improve their lives and the lives of others at the same time. A goal helps us guide our efforts towards fulfilling a purpose, a purpose that by the classic definition can never be a materialistic endeavor. My suggestion for a goal is greater freedom and liberty. Any action or proposed legislation would have to first pass the test of giving greater freedom and liberty to citizens.
Is Maxime Bernier on an impossible quest?
ScottforKing comments on May 11, 2019:
An impossible quest? The Peoples Party of Canada needs a goal, a way to focus their thoughts and actions in a moral and ethical way in order to improve their lives and the lives of others at the same time. Goals help us guide our efforts towards fulfilling a life purpose, a purpose that by the classic definition can never be a materialistic endeavor. My suggestion is greater freedom and liberty. Any action or proposed legislation would have to first pass the test of giving greater freedom to citizens. It would also make the motives of the party more transparent.
What do you think Maxime's goal should be?
ScottforKing comments on May 11, 2019:
I believe that what Canadians and citizens of most of the Western countries have generally lost over the last fifty years is freedom and liberty. If those two things were the goal, the purpose, of creating a new party in Canada would be self evident. It would make Maxime look transparent. However, it is not so easy to explain to people who don't want to deal with problems, who are focused on immediate resolution of issues.
Jordan Peterson reacts to Saatchi Gallery's decision to cover up controversial artworks.
ScottforKing comments on May 9, 2019:
Same answer to all questions: If the complaining visitors represent the majority of the population. I didn’t understand the controversy, I didn’t know where the Saatchi Art Gallery was located, I just Googled it, now it all makes sense.
This Video Will Shock You To Your Core! Watch Then Share ASAP! - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on May 9, 2019:
I am blown away by the passion and sincerity in this man, he makes the skeptic in me want to know more. I am mostly ignorant of what the facts really are, however, I am learning more as I have been wandering around on the dark web and beyond.
Learning how to deal with verbal abuse, we must first understand what it is and why some people do ...
ScottforKing comments on May 4, 2019:
I noticed no pictures of women or mothers playing the abusive role.
TARANTULAS | Jordan Peterson, Friedrich Nietzsche - YouTube
ScottforKing comments on May 4, 2019:
A bit long winded by he was being a poet. He does get the message across. Good one.
What will it take for the silent-majority of common sense Americans to become a vocal-majority?
ScottforKing comments on May 3, 2019:
If history is any judge, it will take the loss of everything including liberty and freedom.
I have an experiment I am going to attempt.
ScottforKing comments on May 2, 2019:
You are brave to do this, good for you. I for one would like to read more of your thoughts as the week progresses. Can you keep a written journal and smuggle it to a friend on the outside to publish daily?
Colorado Joins 11 States Agreeing to Ditch Electoral College for Popular Vote.
ScottforKing comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I am a Canadian, not even close to understanding what was going through the minds of the men like Jefferson, where did they received the creativity that caused them to create the United States of America? I humbly offer my outside view: I believe the founders were different than others, they had a purpose because they had a goal, Adams hoped their goal of freedom and liberty would last for 150 years. There has been a lot of mission creep over the last hundred years or more in the land of liberty and freedom, to a land where the family has become nationalized. Don’t feel lonely, my country is in many ways worse. You ask if it’s worth the fight? When is it not time to fight for freedom and liberty? Can we convince enough people that our best chance is to try more of what has always worked throughout history, instead of the latest great idea generated by socialist thinking to insure the creation of yet more jobs and growth in the economy. Just say’n.
Why have I not heard anyone compare The Green New Deal to The Great Leap Forward?
ScottforKing comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Instead of defining the energy consumption of a refrigerator to include it’s entire life cycle, beginning to end, it is limited only to, it’s electrical energy consumption, how many watts it consumes per year. To maintain the energy consumption rules set by government on our behalf, the motors are smaller and burn out sooner. Socialist thinking has caused major appliances in our homes ending up lasting ten years on average, a third as long as they did thirty years ago. That this allows the selling of three times the number of washing machines, cardboard boxes and delivery truck jobs, not to forget financing, is great if you are a socialist, it’s all good. Promised jobs and growth in the economy. The new green deal is the same as the old one.
Are you truly free enough to consider another point of view and argue against your most deeply held ...
ScottforKing comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I try to do that by seeking out people with different points of view, to challenge mine. So far inside this community I find a lot of agreement, I should be cautious.
Jordan Peterson regularly claims that nobody buys books, and very few people read, especially men.
ScottforKing comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Careful, a survey of one does not make a trend.
Stop Assuming The Intellectual Dark Web Is A Political Movement.
ScottforKing comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Terrific article, thanks for sharing it.
Order & Chaos
ScottforKing comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Finally a real explanation of order and chaos, I love it.
Questioning Capitalism An undercurrent of questioning of the benefits of capitalism is beginning...
ScottforKing comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Why do the leftists, like Khanna, believe that they can speak for what all the people want? For what it's worth, I think that most people want opportunity to improve their lot in life, they want more freedom to determine their future, therefore, less government. I see the struggle as between socialism and freedom.
Admin - I do take seriously your post and your concerns about maintaining a standard of decorum here...
ScottforKing comments on Apr 23, 2019:
A trip down memory lane, Thanks.
I've gotten a lot of backlash for the truths I have said about Trump.
ScottforKing comments on Apr 22, 2019:
You sound like many people I have met, not happy about the direction things are going, but do not have a viable alternative that others would follow. Unfortunately most of us kinda sorta don't really want change unless it's the change they want. Got any clear concise ideas for a different direction?
History: Between 1530 and 1780 there were almost certainly 1 million and quite possibly as many as ...
ScottforKing comments on Apr 21, 2019:
It appears that real history or anything to do with the white race will only happen after they stop with the self loathing.
Rule of Law.... where is it ?
ScottforKing comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Wow, that's a lot of questions! What happened to the rule of law is big enough to start with; how many today really know what the rule implies? It surprises many when they learn that under the rule of law, law makers can not give anyone or any one group more power over any other. Therefore everyone is equal before the law, the race card can no longer be played. No wonder the leftist thinkers circumvent the law every time they can.
I can't remember who said this.
ScottforKing comments on Apr 18, 2019:
I think that economists are like psychics, brilliant at predicting the past. Unfortunately both use their clairvoyance to predict the future for money.
How true is this? It's not left verses right. It's Deep state verses AMERICA!
ScottforKing comments on Apr 18, 2019:
They have a different aim, different objectives, different goal.

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