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Pardon my ignorance, but who is Stephen Harper? What did he do?

megneato:

tainted-petals:

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zandergb:

Be sure to check out that link at the end, because you’ll see such gems as Stephen Harper replacing all the photos and paintings of former Prime Ministers in the parliament lobby with photos of himself, and renaming the government after himself.

those two facts (the paintings and renaming everything so it says “harper government) are my FAV CAUSE DON’T THEY SOUND ODDLY AKIN TO SOMETHING A DICTATOR WOULD DO. 

LOSE HIM IN THE WOODS I S2G 

Reblogging this because I just remembered reading something yesterday that also infuriated me regarding Harper.

He cut the census, to ‘save money’ which is bull so instead, he’s rolling out a new plan to have the doctors in Toronto (just Ontario because it’s a ‘new’ plan) hospitals ask intrusive, invasive questions to make up for the lack of a census.

The large-scale demographic data collection appears to be a first in Canadian hospitals, calling on patients to reveal whether they were born in Canada and what language they prefer to speak. Whether they have a mental illness or abuse alcohol and drugs. Whether they’re heterosexual, gay or consider themselves “two-spirit.” Whether they make less than $30,000 or more than $150,000, or somewhere in-between.”

These invasive questions are unveiled at the following hospitals.

 ”Toronto Public Health and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. ”

Because that’s what someone who’s going to a hospital needs to be forced to answer, what’s your sexual orientation and how much cash do you have in the back (awesome ideas for people going to a Centre for addiction and mental health)

They’re saying it’s “voluntary” but then you have various complaints such as this one:

shychemist:

He’s the Prime Minister (the equivalent of the President of the USA) of Canada. He’s been in power 8 years now.

He’s one the worst politicians that Canada has ever produced.

He blindly supports everything israel does (which is why he’s been nominated for a noble peace prize by a pro-israel group). He even actively blocked a request to treat Palestinian kids who were injured or dying in Canadian hospitals (the Ontario government and Toronto Hospitals all agreed to help).

He made Canada leave the Kyoto protocol; the only country in the world to do so.

Also under Harper’s control, environmental regulations have been slashed and the entire government’s focus seems to be on promoting the oil sands in Alberta; AKA one of the most energy and water intensive methods of oil extraction plus it is poisoning the environment and water supplies locally.

He doesn’t care about aboriginal rights in this country. He’s declined to do anything concrete about the epidemic of aboriginal women who continue to go missing or murdered in this country.

He is anti-science and muzzles government scientists from talking about their work. Most of this work is environmental in nature or related to climate change. The government has also been radically changing the National Research Council; now it only focuses on profitable science; no longer is basic research considered. Oh yeah and they defunded several world famous environmental research facilities in Canada.

The government is the only one in the entire british commonwealth’s history to be found to be in ‘contempt of parliament’. It has never happened anywhere in any of the former british colonies until Stephen Harper prorogued parliament to save face.

He’s been involved in numerous major scandals; including cheating during elections, allegations of robocalls to mislead voters and paying off canadian senators in a secret cover up.

I can’t even list all the terrible things he’s done, but here is a quick list of just what I could think of off the top of my head.

Here’s some more info on why Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada:

Why Not Harper?

One of Dr. Vincent’s patients has expressed displeasure. Sergio Pinho filled out the questionnaire on behalf of his mother, who speaks Portuguese and was having knee surgery at St. Joseph’s in April. His mother was uncomfortable with the personal questions. But when Mr. Pinho queried the hospital clerk, he said he was told to fill out the form. He left a voicemail of complaint with the hospital, but said he never heard back.

“I felt obligated to answer every question,” Mr. Pinho recalled. “I felt that she wasn’t going to be attended [to] if she didn’t answer the questions.”  (x)

Stephen Harper is literal human trash.

And Canada needs to fire him into the sun.

I sincerely wish we could. Unfortunately as long as idiots keep voting him in (or he continues to rig elections) it will never happen. I’m ashamed to say that some of my friends who vote for him (I know I should say CONSERVATIVES but let’s be realistic, it’s HIS government) are women, and artists, two categories of people that Harper is not particularly fond of.

There is also the problem of the fact that Canada is pretty much a three-party system and a party gets if they have the highest PERCENTAGE of votes of all the parties. So it’s not unusual for Conservatives to get say 31% of the vote, 28% to Liberals (“Democrats”), 15% to NDP (also Democrats), 5% to PQ with the remaining percentage being divvied up between small parties like Green.

So this is where the problem arises. Democratically-enclined people need to decide, at voting time, which is more important to them: getting the party they WANT or having a chance of locking out the Harper government. Sometimes this is the same party. But for example, I tend to be more NDP than Liberal, but I almost always VOTE Liberal because they have a better shot at taking out the Conservatives.

See the issue?
At one point there was a possibility of the parties joining forces (a coalition which would cause the Conservatives to lose seats and theoretically give power to a L/NDP team) but both agreed to stay seperate.

I wish we had the same leadership cap that the USA did.

Simon Kinberg Talks Wolverine's Claws; Teases 'Cable', 'Psylocke', More For X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

pangeasplits:

x-menfirstclasstrilogy:

Transcript from the Yahoo Q&A Video

Magneto and Charles’ relationship at the end of Days of Future Past”At the end of the movie [Magneto] flies away without his helmet, with the implication that he’ll go off and continue to be Magneto in some form, but not be able to hide it from Charles, who‘ll be able to read his mind and track him. There’s a truce of some kind between Charles and Magneto, but there’s a part of Magneto that will always be the Magneto we know from the comics.”

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How Wolverine will still get his adamantium claws, possibly offscreen
: “We don’t see it because he doesn’t pop his claws at the end of the movie [but like with elements of the story] perhaps how he got his claws is different. But he lands ultimately in the same destination.”How Mystique could still be Nightcrawler’s mother in this continuity: ”Since Azazel was killed, does this mean that Mystique gave birth to Nightcrawler in the time between ‘First Class’ and ‘DOFP’? All I will say is that ten years transpired between ‘First Class’ and ‘DOFP’, so anything is possible. She’s a young woman in her 20s going on 30s… and I will leave it at that.”Magneto is indeed Quicksilver’s father: ”Itis a fascinating relationship. Erik grew up without a family, it’s such a huge part of him, of his mission. So the idea of exploring what it means for Magneto to be a father and reconnect with a son many years after his birth, is fascinating and certainly something that would be interesting to explore in future films.”


The “future” characters from X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t return in X-Men: Apocalypse”‘Apocalypse’ really follows the stories of the ‘First Class’ mutants, so in future X-Men films, perhaps, but in ‘Apocalypse’, it’ll really be the younger generations.”

Whether an X-Men 4 will ever actually happen: "I’m entirely focused on ‘Apocalypse’ and hopefully the best film in the franchise [but] it would be lovely to work with the original actors again. Perhaps, but right now it’s all ‘Apocalypse’."

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Psylocke nearly made an appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past and may be in X-Men: Apocalypse: ”She’s a fan favourite, and also a favourite of mine. We have a small part that she plays in ‘Last Stand’, and we talked about including her in ‘DOFP’ quite seriously actually. There was a version of the script she was in and we even auditioned some actors in Montreal. But we didn’t feel there was enough of a part she would play in a movie that was already full of many, many mutants. She has a cool power. I know Bryan thinks she’s a neat character so there’s certainly a chance she’ll be in an ‘X-Men’ movie some day. Hopefully there’ll be a lot of ‘X-Men’ movies and there’s lot of mutants we’re yet to fully explore onscreen, even if they’ve had cameos before. Now we’re making more films there’s a chance to dig deeper.”

So might Scarlet Witch: ”When we made ‘DOFP’ there is a reference to her in the scene when they’re at Quicksilver’s house, but we ended up pulling it out because like a lot of things it had to be sacrificed for the main momentum of the film. It’s a character we all love, because everyone loves Quicksilver so much. The more we can do to explore his family, the better. So maybe.”

Oh, and thankfully, Cable too: ”We also talked about including him in ‘DOFP’. I will say, we love the character, we’d love to find a place for him in these movies, but I cannot confirm or deny which characters will actually be in ‘Apocalypse’ until I read some spoilers!”

Apocalypse will finish the ‘First Class’ trilogy: “The thrust of ‘Apocalypse’ is really to complete the trilogy we began with ‘First Class’ - to complete the stories of young Raven, young Hank, younger Charles and Erik. And complete this trilogy of four people who began the films sort of disparate and in different worlds…[and who] we’ve followed through the span of decades. So that’ll be the thrust. There will be familiar characters and new characters that we haven’t seen…ever…but it’ll be the completion of what we began in ‘First Class’.”

'Apocalypse will finish the 'First Class' trilogy' - knew it was coming, of course, but still SAD

Sad it has to end with Singer at the helm instead of Vaughn. I really would have loved to see a proper X-trilogy without Singer’s influence.

pangeasplits:

fassbender-fan:

#MichaelFassbender & #JamesMcAvoy en X-Men: Days Of Future Past Bloopers

via MichaelFassbenderFan.Net

just imagine charles and erik making these faces at each other on a regular basis. the x-men and the brotherhood find themselves facing off and everyone on either side are all like [intense battle-ready faces] and meanwhile charles and erik are making these faces like ‘aw man here we go again’

This 5 min blooper reel is better than the entire proper movie just sayin

brilcrist:

Deleted my previous entry and updating with this one: now we have Templar!James/Charles and comic panels~

I was making this for celebrating» Michael Fassbender on Assassin’s creed movie  But it seems this one turned into XMFC/McFassy x Assassin’s Creed crossover & yes: there’s rumor RDJ will join the movie cast as Leonardo Da Vinci:)

OH
MY
GAAAAAD

Rewatched (the best parts of) XMDOFP

And guys, I gotta say…

It is really not a good movie. It gets worse each time. The best scenes ARE good but they are few and far between and it is all I can do not to weep when Erik speaks in his terrible Sir Ian drawl (I love me some Fassy and I think he’s brilliant but can we all agree that accents are just not his forte and this one does no one any favors except Sir Ian himself) or when Erik, yknow, breaks character so that the movie can have a Villain.

I wish Vaughn was back to direct XM:A. It’s going to be a mess.

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