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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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My wife and I were talking about how conservatives never learn. The specific individual in this conversation was not exactly a conservative, it was Jordan Peterson, but the point was the same.

Dr. Peterson recently granted yet another interview with yet another dishonest news media hack. Once again, for Peterson, who is unique in this category inasmuch as he has the mental capacity to intellectually destroy any idiot who foolishly attempts to out-brain him, it worked out OK. In fact he then wrote about how he’s conflicted as to whether these media foul-ups actually help his cause by exposing the louts for what they are, or hurts him.

But it rattled him enough write this blog entry:

Why I (stupidly (?)) agreed to an interview request from the Sunday Times

It’s a good read (and listen to his tape of the whole unedited interview for the actual truth!). But do note that you should not try this at home.

The lesson here is that even someone with Jordan Peterson’s smarts can slip-up and make this mistake (and then smack his own forehead); but while Peterson can then muse about whether it helps him or hurts him in the end, few if any other non-left-wing thinker, speaker, podcast host, columnist, or politician, can entertain such a conflict. There is no conflict. You simply don’t likely have the same ability to deal with news media hacks as Jordan Peterson does, and history shows it will not likely work out well for you.

But nothing seems to stop small and capital C conservatives (here and in America) from plunging into shark-infested waters and, over and over again, losing limb after limb. And election after election. To say nothing of the culture.

Anytime I see a Republican on CNN or MSNBC I cringe, waiting for all those barely semi-polite welcomes and clearly forced niceties to end, and the partisan daggers (and sneers, and smirks, and eye-rolls…) to come out and — bonk — metaphorically smash him or her over the head with some inane premise or hideously biased, leading question. Same in Canada as another hapless Conservative MP or candidate earnestly agrees to an interview on CTV, Global, or CBC, or with the Globe and Mail or whatever —and I sit there waiting for the smug, passive-aggressive, personal and political diminishment and sometimes total destruction to inevitably begin.

In almost every case on TV, it’s an all-too polite conservative up against three or more well-practiced, and well-informed left-wing hot-take ‘n bumper-sticker pros — plus the obviously left-wing host or anchor — which is an arrangement the media think is fair (and who could blame them?). Other times the questioner has the gotchas all quietly prepared, ready to pounce on the unsuspecting and almost always ill-prepared, meek conservative. Too often, the question is one already posed 900 times in the recent past (abortion, are you a racist, immigration, gender choice, hidden agenda, abortion, climate, Trump, gender equity, abortion, racist…) and even still, possibly rattled and feeling bullied and outnumbered — and that quixotic, dare I say idiotic need to appear polite — the defensive-sounding conservative fumbles despite a solid answer being readily available.

Left-wing media are piranha tanks where people on the Right are made out to be pariahs. That’s the game. They are not designed to be fair, there is no equity, no justice, no search for truth, no good faith, no good will; And the conservative loses by design. This may have started as the media’s hidden agenda (hey!) but the bias, bigotry — and apparent hatred in some cases (hi CNN) — is now so obvious that you don’t have to do the Jordan Peterson smack yourself on the forehead thing, the system smacks you in advance, saving you the trouble.

Given what has transpired over the last couple of months (and back over the years now, when we think about it honestly), why do so many conservatives still fully engage on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube? Despite what we all know about these censorious companies — notably the now undeniable fact that they want you silenced, conservatives act as though they are magically immune to this left-wing virus. The truth is you are not vaccinated. You are not wearing a mask. You are not physically distancing. You don’t have an open window. And yet you walk into these rooms stuffed full of lefties you know to be infected. You’re doing everything wrong.

Just this week I got emails from the Conservative Party (“Who is Erin O’Toole?” — well if ya have to ask…), the National Citizen’s Coalition (“Click to watch “Feeling Stuck, Canada?”), and others, pointing to their newest ads or videos or articles which they posted on…. Facebook. And Twitter. Forget them smacking their foreheads — they seem to be waiting for Facebook to bonk them on their heads for them! The best explanation is they’re waiting to get banned so they can make a stink… in the news media! Maybe they’re hoping to get deplatformed completely, thus enabling a cleaner and more victim-y break from those hellholes (which will then be utterly mocked by the media; rinse and repeat).

Various Liberals have appeared in thousands of interviews and appearances and articles on TV, radio and newspapers, blathering on (most often lying, obfuscating, deflecting, refusing to answer, rambling on about gender equity, etc.) about all manner of things of their choosing, or ever-so kindly asked of them. With all of the Trudeau Liberals’ corruption, scandals, and its numerous total failures, rendering Trudeau and his government among the worst in memory, the polling appears to show Canadians think the Trudeau Liberals are doing a pretty OK job and if an election were held today, the Liberals would win.

Bonk.

You can’t win this game when the game is so clearly rigged against you. The answer to this is not clear to me right now. Maybe it will be. But sometimes we just know what the answer isn’t, and in this case, it isn’t doing the same thing over and over again. I could vacation in China right now, but that, too, sounds insane to me.

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