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    Conservatives revoke 1351 memberships after investigating O'Leary's claims of fraud

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    OTTAWA — The federal Conservative party removed more than 1,300 people from its membership rolls Friday following a review triggered by leadership hopeful Kevin O'Leary's accusation that one of his rivals has been engaging in widespread fraud and vote-rigging.

    The party's announcement capped a day in which O'Leary's allegations were attacked or mocked by a number of his leadership rivals, most particularly by Maxime Bernier who bluntly dismissed the celebrity businessman as a sore loser.

    Yet the party's findings backed up O'Leary's assertion, levelled late Thursday, that unnamed backroom organizers were trying to buy the leadership race by using untraceable, pre-paid credit cards to sign up fake members.

    Over the last six months, the party said it has received 1,233 pre-paid credit card transactions through its website, roughly half of which have been traced to the two IP addresses.

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cons...tion-1.4030828

    "Upon an expedited review, we found 1,351 memberships purchased through two IP addresses which were not purchased by those members. Those purchases were made anonymously through the Conservative Party of Canada website," said Cory Hann, director of communications for the party, in an email to CBC.*

    "The memberships purchased in contradiction to the published rules have been removed from our membership list, and are no longer eligible to vote."

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    roughly half of which have been traced to the two IP addresses.
    No doubt belonging to the lieberal party and the CBC.
    Know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin command here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Teach View Post
    No doubt belonging to the lieberal party and the CBC.
    You have no idea how badly I wish that could be proven. I can see it now; picture the scene, question period, Rona Ambrose stands up:

    Ambrose: Mr. Speaker, the CPC would like to ask Mr. Trudeau precisely why the Liberal Party and the CBC were attempting to manipulate the CPC Leadership race. Is this how they run a country, is this how they got them selves elected? Lies, deceit and underhanded tactics?

    Little Potato: "ummm, errr, ahhh,, ummm" *pees his pants* "MOMMY!!!!!"
    I'd rather make a difference than a dollar.

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    Ok...so the purchases were made from two IP addresses....IP addresses are traceable. WHAT WERE THEY ???? WHERE WERE THEY ??!?!?!? WHO WERE THEY !?!??!?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    Ok...so the purchases were made from two IP addresses....IP addresses are traceable. WHAT WERE THEY ???? WHERE WERE THEY ??!?!?!? WHO WERE THEY !?!??!?!?!
    And HOW did O'Leary find out about this?

    Someone on the inside feeding him and only him info?

    Did HE set this whole thing up thinking the CPC would poo-poo his claims then he would have an excuse for why he lost?

    Ar those two IP addresses out of Boston and Florida by any chance?

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    Would love to know more. Maybe a letter to the candidates is in order...

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    Apparently, good for O'Leary. Well done O'Leary.

    If it wasn't his own malfeasance -- Milo Yiannopoulos style (see below) -- then his ability to detect it is good, and his ability to use it politically and to defend against it politically is good.

    [sarcasm] At $18,495 ($15 * 1,233 pre-paid credit cards) who could afford such a dastardly plot? [/sarcasm]


    Milo Yiannopoulos

    We encouraged protests at colleges by sending outraged emails to various activist groups and clubs on campuses where the movie was being screened. We sent fake tips to Gawker, which dutifully ate them up. We created a boycott group on Facebook that acquired thousands of members. We made deliberately offensive ads and ran them on websites where they would be written about by controversy-loving reporters. After I began vandalizing some of our own billboards in Los Angeles, the trend spread across the country, with parties of feminists roving the streets of New York to deface them (with the Village Voice in tow).

    But my favorite was the campaign in Chicago—the only major city where we could afford transit advertising. After placing a series of offensive ads on buses and the metro, from my office I alternated between calling in angry complaints to the Chicago CTA and sending angry emails to city officials with reporters cc’d, until ‘under pressure,’ they announced that they would be banning our advertisements and returning our money. Then we put out a press release denouncing this cowardly decision.

    I’ve never seen so much publicity. It was madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootemup604 View Post
    Would love to know more.

    Starship Troopers (1997)

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    This was going around facebook a few weeks ago. Make you want to puke. This article is encouraging voter fraud by trying to convince liberal voters to join the conservative party so they can choose the most "progressive" candidate - Michael Chong. Is there anything we can do to stop this?

    original article at:
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    Progressive Canadian millennials can stop the Alt-Right in 3 steps.
    Will you help?

    There’s a growing movement of socially progressive millennials who are working together to halt the spread of alt-right politics in Canada.
    Emerging as a populist movement that harnesses anger borne from growing wealth inequality and stagnating quality of life, alt-right idealogues stoke fear and hate against already marginalized groups. In Canada, and around the world, this is manifesting as hostility and violence against Muslims, refugees, and immigrants.

    The Alt-Right is alive and well in Canada. (Photo Credit: CP)
    Rather than allow this ideology to define the future of a major Canadian political party, we hope to prevent any candidate that aligns themselves with the alt-right from becoming leader of the Conservative Party by throwing our support behind the only progressive candidate in the race- Michael Chong (bio below). You can join this movement by taking a few simple steps to participate in the democratic process.
    What Can We Do?
    The Conservative Party of Canada is in the midst of its 2017 Leadership Race and progressive millennials have a major opportunity to steer the direction of the race.
    The Leadership election weights equally every federal riding, whether it’s a Conservative stronghold like Calgary or a riding with minimal conservative presence like Toronto’s Trinity-Fort York. So while the party (and most candidates) continue to focus on ridings with a heavy conservative presence like those in rural Alberta, progressive urban regions have a major opportunity to weigh in.

    Torontonians could swing the race for a progressive. (Photo Credit: Aseem S Johri)
    In ridings like Trinity-Fort York, the low volume of Conservative Party members means that it would only take about 100 people to decisively swing the riding for a progressive candidate. More importantly though, it would demonstrate to influential party leaders that a progressive candidate is able to put left-leaning and downtown ridings into play. That momentum could be a deciding factor in a race that will determine the future of Canadian politics.
    Who is Michael Chong?
    The Conservative Party Leadership Race poses a stark choice between 13 social conservatives who all embrace, to varying degrees, Trump’s pseudo-populist alt-right politics and a single, principled progressive candidate: Michael Chong.
    As Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, Michael Chong has distinguished himself as a moral and principled leader in contrast with the increasingly xenophobic and bigoted rhetoric coming from other leadership candidates. As the only Conservative MP to publicly support anti-Islamophobia motion M-103, he was also the only candidate to publicly condemn the other candidates for opposing the motion.

    (Photo Credit: Keith Beaty, Toronto Star)
    Former Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Privy Council, Michael Chong publicly quit his Cabinet position in 2006 in protest of Harper Government legislation that embraced notions of ethnic nationalism in Quebec. It was a thoughtful moral stance that foresaw today’s alarming emergence of white nationalism and Islamophobia across Canada. In 2015, Michael figured prominently in the fight against Bill C-51. Introduced by Harper’s government and supported by the Liberal Party, it broadened the definition of national security threats and severely curtailed the legal primacy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As the only Conservative MP to publicly oppose the bill, Chong has consistently demonstrated a commitment to his constituents and to the core Canadian values of freedom and respect.
    From Democratic Reform to recognizing the urgency of climate change and supporting a significant carbon tax, Michael Chong’s platform is bold, pragmatic, and progressive while maintaining a conservative approach to governance, making him a broadly appealing and viable figure to unite the party under a new, progressive conservative direction. To read his full platform, see- www.chong.ca

    But does he really have a chance of winning?
    Yes! Michael Chong is currently placing 2nd in national polls, close behind Kevin O’Leary, aspiring TV star and Trump-wannabe.

    **** you, Kevin. (Photo Credit: Justin Tang, Canadian Press)
    At this critical moment in the race, The Chong campaign must build momentum and demonstrate viability in order to secure support as other candidates drop out and the field becomes more focused. We can provide that momentum.
    What you can do:
    Sign up as a member of the Conservative Party on Michael Chong’s website BEFORE MARCH 28. It costs $15. Your membership will be attributed to his campaign and contribute to his riding-based points allotment.
    Have 10 friends do the same, and encourage them to share the article using #10friends. This is a grassroots movement and it’s up to you to help it grow!
    After you’ve signed up at chong.ca, cast your leadership vote on or before May 27.
    And in the 2019 general election you can still vote for whoever you want.
    FAQ
    But I don’t want to give $15 to the Conservative Party?!
    Unlike the Liberal Party, which made its leadership race vote open to all Canadians, the Conservative Party still requires a $15 membership purchase to participate. This is designed to keep YOU out of the political process. Michael Chong has committed to matching the Liberal’s recent move by making party membership free.
    And remember- by signing up, you’re not endorsing the party or its policies, you’re participating in the process and changing the party itself, which is how democracy is supposed to work!
    If you can’t afford $15, help the movement by sharing with your friends & family!
    I’m not a Conservative, why should I become a member?
    This isn’t about supporting the Conservative Party. This is about supporting our fellow Canadians, our environment, and future generations by standing up, speaking out, and effecting real change. Rather than let the Conservative Party veer dangerously towards the alt-right, it’s our job to take the helm of Canadian conservatism and steer the party back in line with fundamental Canadian values of multiculturalism, environmental protection, and respect for all people. Having a membership gives you a seat at the table.
    Wait, I still don’t understand. Are you really seriously asking me to join the Conservative Party (the one that gave us Stephen Harper?)
    Yes. And **** Harper. Do you really want to see someone even worse come along to lead the party? Let’s do something about it.
    I don’t live in a progressive urban riding, can my support still be useful?
    Yes, of course! A broad national base of support will be crucial for his win.
    What if I keep wretching while signing up for a Conservative Party membership?
    It’s okay, that’s natural!
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