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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.

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Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media — 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, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
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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.

We won’t “get thru this together,” any more, boyfriend.

Globe and Mail — The Liberals' Globe and Mail division sounded off today on none other than their hero, liberalism's fancy-socked neo-liberal, The Right Woke Justin Trudeau. Seems the marriage is off.
"...We will never find comfort in the Liberal Leader’s corrupted line that we will “get through this together.” He doesn’t mean it. Only certain people matter to Mr. Trudeau – the ones he uses to prosecute identity politics for the singular purpose of furthering his destiny. ..."
The G&M, in a historic fashion reminiscent of the Maclean's revelation of two years ago, suddenly wakes up to discover that the Emperor wears no clothes; or at least those he does wear are just butt-ugly, overly showy, and of poor — possibly Fabrique en Chine —quality. He is, in fact, Right Woke, as I've been saying. And thus, the G&M finally seems to have woken up. Good morning.

After a great morning at the shooting range, me, my wife (shown above shooting an AR-15 style rifle), and our ex-military and now lawyer friend were on our way home and naturally, as always, the subject of the left’s obsession with gun control came up. They want to take our guns away, but we’re not criminals, we don’t kill people, not even accidentally, because we’re good, innocent citizens who have followed all the rules and will likely continue to. We never think of ourselves as victims but we would be excused for feeling a little persecuted — and persecuted just to allow some self-anointed elitists who think they know better than us tell us how to live and what to do and what we need or don’t need, and score political points and gain power over us, and control us.

Their idiocy wouldn’t make Canada and Canadians safer, but less safe. Far less safe. Reasonable people — normal people — know this.

The “conversation” (lefties love that word) that leftists make around the gun issue is built almost entirely on lies and on our ride home we all had experiences that proved the point. Emotions, virtue-signaling, ignorance, fear, politics and power. A total scam. And we’re all as a society being duped into playing along.

The left’s arguments are not informed arguments, and much of the time they betray that they don’t even understand the basics of the issue: what the laws surrounding gun use are, or what is required of us good, innocent people to get a gun in the first place, nor what the mandatory safety courses involve, nor the stringent requirements that must be followed by gun owners, nor even the basics of how guns work.

A great case in point is what an “assault rifle” is and isn’t. That is a good one because it demonstrates the point very well: they are utterly clueless about the wildly or maybe even most popular rifle, called an AR-15, thinking that “AR” stands for “Assault Rifle” — which me and my friends used to laugh about because you know, they’re so dumb. It seems to us that if you demand an “assault weapons” ban, you ought to at least know what the heck an assault weapon is. And what an AR-15 is and isn’t. That way, you wouldn’t be banning what is arguably North America’s most popular gun type, and you wouldn’t risk being called a total idiot.

But we don’t laugh about their dumbassery anymore, because their arguments, “their truth,” no matter how ignorant, deceitful or deceptive, is now being used to craft actual laws. Powerful laws based on complete fallacies; misunderstandings, lack of knowledge, ignorance, arrogance, even lies. As I’ve said about other subjects, there is no “your truth” and “my truth,” there is only the truth. And they aren’t speaking the truth.

Or worse, they actually know the truth, which we suspect is the case in many instances, and they just flat out lie to your face. Some of this stuff is well-known or easily Googleable, and yet people who should have expertise on this are blatantly saying blatantly untrue things. So you tell me what they’re doing.

I said about guns that the left’s arguments are simply not informed arguments, but other times, they just don’t care what the facts are. The parallel between the gun “conversation” and other big issues is no accident. It’s purposeful. It’s a style. A method. It’s formulaic.

That style of argument is being made by leftists on the climate file, where “science” and facts and the moral high ground has all been ditched by leftists in favor of total nonsense, fear-mongering, faulty data often misrepresented on purpose; and even more so, a total, absolutely immoral, hypocrisy by the alarmists who get driven around in an SUV or flown around the globe on jets, while shaming us lowlifes for driving our kids to soccer practice, using a plastic shopping bag or straw, or mowing our lawn.

The recent plastics ban fetish follows the same formula. Science and vast experience has shown that plastic bags, straws, and other single-use plastics, properly handled as they are in first world nations, are vastly more environmentally friendly than the alternatives (read a recent article on the Trudeau Liberals’ ridiculous plastic ban here). They don’t care.

Abortion? Same method. Science is out the window with these people, since they know full well what we’re dealing with is a real, live, innocent human being in the womb. A boy, or a girl (and no, nothing else). They try to fake us out by calling the human life, the baby, “a clump of tissue” or “a clump of cells;” and referring to the procedure, the killing of the child, the crushing of the skull and the dead baby being sucked out of the womb and thrown into the trash, as “reproductive choice.” Or “women’s healthcare.” They refuse to acknowledge the life of the baby or its value. Bugs and birds and fish they care about protecting. Babies? Not so much. The hypocrisy is astounding.

They refuse to allow others to think differently than they do. You like guns? You’re a redneck racist deplorable ass and you are the cause of mass shootings and random killings of people who may or may not be women in particular. Being a skeptic or unbeliever — or realist — regarding what they originally dubbed “man-made global warming” means you’re a “denier.” As a government they deny funding for summer employment programs unless employers succumb to their thought control, and sign an agreement to embrace abortion. Public depictions or descriptions of the abortion process are forbidden because they know just how fraught they are — how convincing the facts — the science. They hate ultrasounds because they literally, scientifically, show the beating heart and an actual, identifiable baby to the mother and father. It’s all getting Orwellian.

These conversations are increasingly total garbage conversations. It’s like arguing with a brick — if bricks could lie to your face and be hypocritical.

So, yeah, on the way back from the crowded gun range, we saw how the gun control conversation that takes place in this country and elsewhere is a lot like other conversations with liberals and leftists these days — they’re based not on science or evidence, as they would have us believe (so even that’s a lie), but instead they’re formulaic: they’re based on emotion, fear, power-seeking, elitism, lies, ignorance, hypocrisy, virtue-signaling, and well, total bull. Just like my shooting skills, I’m right on target on that one.


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