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Yahoo News — Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis.
Too bad Canada doesn't have a Parliament. Or a news media.

Canada Excluded From International China Security Pact

Globe and Mail Dismissed by Justin Trudeau as merely a crass American salesman's move to pawn off the latest high-tech US-built nuclear subs to what we have to therefore assume he thinks are the total idiot Aussies, the three-nation deal didn't even include Canada in the talks leading up to the historic pact. And after Trudeau's comments on the matter (and the aforementioned attitude toward the Aussies), you can understand why.
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday played down Canada’s exclusion from the Indo-Pacific security deal, saying it is merely a way for the U.S. to sell nuclear submarines to Australia ... “This is a deal for nuclear submarines, which Canada is not currently or any time soon in the market for. Australia is.”"
In a clear indication that even Trudeau's political bro Joe Biden doesn't actually take him or Canada seriously anymore (forcing one to wonder if his high-fivin' bro Barack Obama doesn't also come off as a bit two-faced after Obama gave Trudeau a campaign "endorsement" this week), even Canadian officials were left in the dark. Almost like Canada can't even be trusted anymore on any level.

"Three officials, representing Canada’s foreign affairs, intelligence and defence departments, told The Globe and Mail that Ottawa was not consulted about the pact, and had no idea the trilateral security announcement was coming until it was made on Wednesday by U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison."

Trudeau, in contrast, delayed Canada's Wuhan Virus immunization program by signing a deal not with the Americans or Brits, but with... CHINA, for vaccines, in what turned out to be a total failure with countless Canadian lives lost as a result. What is going on here?

And the science SAYSSS…

National Post —Move over Donald Trump. In their NP Platformed email available to subscribers, columnist Sabrina Maddeaux calmly explains that Justin Trudeau's recent uncontrolled angry outbursts — one at a citizen who was rude, and one at a reporter who dared challenge him with actual reporter-like questions — provides a clue as to his baser instincts. And if you saw these outbursts, you'd agree, it isn't a good look for him or any normal human. But moreover, it's a terrible look for anyone claiming the title of Prime Minister. But it's this new line of anti-science, pure crass political campaign bullshit that has me riled:
"...At a weekend rally in Oakville, Ont., Trudeau revealed his hand when he claimed that, “If you want this pandemic to end, go out and vote Liberal.” He repeated the message again, even turning it up a notch, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, saying, “If you want this pandemic to end for good, go out and vote Liberal!”
"This is the ultimate false promise by a politician who’s become infamous for making false promises. No one can guarantee he will be able to end the pandemic. In fact, the expert consensus seems to be that there will be no real end to it: the virus will become endemic and we will be forced to live with it, albeit hopefully more normally. ..."
So it's "follow the science," and "the science says... to vote Liberal”? Many, especially the media, would dismiss "bible belt" politicians who insinuated that "God wants you to vote [whatever way].  This blowhard — and his disciples — should be treated no differently.

Two NDP humans resign their candidacy for alleged racist tropes

The National Post headline reads, "Two federal NDP candidates...

Inflation races higher in Canada — another new emergent threat to any economic recovery

Globe and Mail — They're reporting that Canada’s inflation rate jumps to 4.1%, fastest pace since 2003, sending shockwaves to almost nobody in the news media ahead of the stupid election. For example, the state-owned CBC "news media" division of the Trudeau Liberals reports it as their news item number seven or eight from the top. The G&M, as if explaining it to the CBC, wrote:
"The Statscan report arrives just five days before a federal election that’s seen affordability emerge as a key theme on the campaign trail, with all major parties pitching ideas to rein in a variety of costs, including for housing, child care and wireless plans..."
The cost of "wireless plans" is something like priority number 18,539 for me and 99% of the country, but Jagmeet Singh and the NDP — and therefore their loyal media at every opportunity — make out like it's more important than... I don't know.... inflation at 4% and Canada falling out of the economic freedom top ten... to say nothing of trillion-dollar debts and out-of-control budgets, and that thing about the end of our freedom of speech 'n junk like that. But ma wireless plan!!%#

Not “election news,” apparently: Canada drops out of top 10 countries in annual economic freedom report

Fraser Institute — In a sane land with actual journalism, this would be front-page news, one week ahead of an election. "In this year’s report, Canada ranks 14th based on 2019 data, the most recent comprehensive data, part of a downward trend since 2016. (Last year, Canada initially ranked 8th, although data revisions later lowered its rank to 13th.)"
“Due to higher taxes and increased regulation in Ottawa and the provinces, Canadians are less economically free, which means slower economic growth and less investment in Canada,” said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom at the Fraser Institute.
Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government [Canada: 111th], legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

Why isn’t this the biggest story in Canada?

National Review — "Why Isn’t the Attack on Larry Elder the Biggest Story in America?"  Their sub-head put it exactly right:
"A white woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of our largest state, and the media shrug."
And they begin their story much as I have over the years: "Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on the New York Times site either..." — only replace those outfits with CBC, CTV, Global, Globe & Mail, etc.
In case you're stupid, let me fill you in: Larry Elder is a black man, but moreover, and in fact almost entirely over, he is a conservative man of considerable intellect and conscience. A Republican.
Indeed, in Canada, wherein they talk endlessly about evvvvvvery instance of "racism" in America in their activist effort to have it spill over into Canada and create divisions here to help fulfill their political ends, they utterly ignored this overt racism doozy. Why? Because they're hypocritical, dishonest, ideological, political... anything but journalists. They should all be ashamed of themselves. But I bet they aren't.
And yet they are so self-assured and arrogant that despite their obvious corruption, which they don't even care if you notice, they continue to demand and accept YOUR taxpayer handouts.

WE: The liberals’, the Liberals’, and Trudeau’s shame —documented in 4-part podcast

The Podcastosphere — I've listened to four parts of the well-done series titled "The White Saviors," narrated by Olusola Adeogun. There will be one more episode. The series documents the "cult" — yes, cult is the word used by an interviewee who worked for them — that is the liberals' own WE organization. I always thought of this WE group as cult-y, and corrupt, and as phony as a Liberal or NDP campaign promise, and as a leftist brainwashing center of bullshittery, but now, more so. Including, or especially because of, Justin Trudeau's participation in it. And the news media's love of it. And Big Public Education's embrace of it. And all of that combined.
The podcast is well described as "the exclusive story of a charity that did well when it was supposed to be doing good."
Produced by Canadaland, which has been on it for years, and arguably broke the story of WE and Liberal Party corruption in 2020.

Click and learn: https://play.acast.com/s/the-white-saviors

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media

RealClearPolitics.com — I bring you the numbers because the others won't. The "news" media only bring you the news they want you to know, filtered through their very special way of telling it to you — because as you know, they're not really a "news media" at all. Therefore, Biden being increasingly underwater, as demonstrated by the scientific data that the news media studiously refuses to follow at RealClearPolitics.com, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
Click to see chart
Read a well-reasoned explanation of Biden's declining poll numbers by Rich Lowry, at Politico, but not at any of the "news media" outlets that couldn't stop reporting on Trump's declining poll numbers.

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I mean are these people even paying attention?

A Canadian-based mining firm is in a battle to keep the Chinese Communist dictatorship from literally nationalizing their company —”nationalizing” being a polite term for what socialists and communists — whether in China or here in Canada — seek to do as a matter of policy insofar as resource industries, and most other industries, too.

Hey here’s a quote!: “Therefore Be It Resolved that the NDP actively campaign for nationalization of the major auto companies, to be operated under workers’ and community control…” (Also all banks and insurance companies in Canada, and…) — NDP socialist caucus resolutions, January 7, 2021. Actual quote.)

But as usual, we’re to ignore all that left-wing stuff — in Canada.

Meanwhile, Robert Fife has the story of Chinese nationalization lament, because for some reason the Globe and Mail lets him do China stories like this and bandy about terms like “state-owned” without the slightest air of irony.

“[President and CEO] Ms. Chong said Dynasty’s minority partners [the Communists] are trying to steal the company away from her with help from Chinese courts.”

Now, this publicly-trading ostensibly Canadian mining company is already in a dual-ownership arrangement with the Chinese communists (by choice, we’re to understand). And they are operating in China, and in fact in an area known to harbor (well, imprison, and reportedly torture, actually) Chinese Uighur Muslim slaves, and force them into political re-education and indoctrination camps and such, so that’s a massive caveat in case you’re making the mistake of being sympathetic toward this company.

Personally, I’m find it hard to even summon the shit to give, but that’s me.

So, given the geography they chose to operate, and whatnot, I’m not really in the mood to help them, but when a government nationalizes your company, yeah, that sucks on account of the authoritarian and socialist evil inherent within. I’ll give her that.

““They simply took our mine. Our partner is the Chinese government in Xinjiang and so we have been asking for Canadian government help for the last while but we have not got any,” Ms. Chong said.”

Where did Canadians get the idea that doing business with a communist Chinese dictatorships was a good idea (or voting NDP, for that matter)?

Maclean’s, in November 1994, couldn’t contain the enthusiasm these boosters all shared. By all, I mean all of the Canadian news media and the Liberal government (in this case), and all its corporate partners, working in perfect harmony in concert with each other in exact unison and on the same page together in synch as buddies and bros or like they’re married to each other and sharing a bed or are in fact all the same person with the same brain.

Globalists just loved — LOVED — all those “Team Canada” junkets to China with the corporate class (who were also, by pure coincidence, often their own political funders, and the employers of various politicians and government employees too). They would literally go over there together, on a government chartered jet, and bow to the Chinese together and, again literally, make deals with the devil, exactly and precisely like this Dynasty one. The Chretien government got so excited they jumped the shark, and sold them on two Candu nuclear reactors, to be built by SNC-Lavalin no less, and we even financed the deal! Justin Trudeau has more recently said of all the political concepts in the world, he most “admires” China’s “basic dictatorship.”

So I have a pretty good idea where they got the idea.

Sure, now that you’ve gotten yourself into a sticky bit of corporate shit, ask me and my countrymen for help, because you have no shame, and the media will write it up of course, but this actually sounds like a you problem to me. A Chong, Trudeau, Liberal, progressive, greedyfolk, globalist problem. A problem brought on by a political ideology and at least some measure of greed. Has utterly nothing to do with me, and in fact, quite the contrary.

Read this bit and see if it doesn’t sound familiar to those of you who are trying to start or run an ongoing business in Canada in competition with your own state; and those of you who have followed this site for the past twenty years:

““I have been trying to tell them [Canadian embassy in China] we are a small Canadian company that is up against a state-owned company, controlled by the Chinese government, and they have the backings of their courts that are not independent,” she said. “Our government needs to stand up and protect Canadian interests.””

The difference being that it’s China’s government, not Canada’s. And that’s the only difference.

I have sympathy for Canadians in Canada going up against their own government in Canada with whom they have to compete; and against their own courts which the Trudeau Liberals and successive years of other Liberals have stacked from top to bottom with liberals and sundry progressives, and tarnished in other SNC-Lavalin-ish ways, and whose independence has thus been called into doubt.

So no, I’m gonna have to give your call for help from me a giant pass. You took a stupid risk. You might have made a billion dollars, but it didn’t work out, now suck it up. That’s how the free market works, unlike in socialist states like the one the NDP socialists envision, and in full-on communist states —which if you’ve been paying attention, all have a stated policy of doing exactly what they are doing.

Meanwhile, Dynasty stock hasn’t been doing great. They claim it’s worth a billion dollars U.S. By my calculation its market value is about 4½ or 5 million dollars Canadian. If the Chinese communists want this one, imagine how much they’d want Apple or Tesla! Here’s a chart which I swear I haven’t Photoshopped:

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