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Take a Hint, Canada.

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.

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.

The Article

As the first Brits, Americans, and now even a few Canadians begin getting vaccinated against the Covid virus, this look back at stupid non-science-based nonsense, starting with a PBS article from April 9, 2020: (At least the BS part of PBS turns out to be accurate.)

“TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday Canadians will need to stay at home and practice physical distancing for months as the first wave of COVID-19 cases in the country won’t end until the summer and Canada won’t return to normal until there is a vaccine — which could take a year and a half.” [My bolding.]

That would make it October 2021.

Based on that bit of grand, scary, if obviously baseless, unscientific and ridiculous Trudeau soothsaying which I’m sure he laid out for purely altruistic reasons having nothing to do with setting us up for his quest for more government power, deployment of more of his liberal-left-progressive-government-control ideology, and of course your tax cash, they further took the opportunity to quote The Wise One: “It’s important that people understand that we will have to be vigilant for a year or year and half.”

This, as reports of the first Americans, Canadians, and Brits get vaccinated with one of the many new vaccines that are or will be approved, and which are available today (December 14 2020) with more to come in the coming days and weeks. Of the year 2020. Not 2021.

Justin Trudeau is not alone in making such non-science-based, or what were actually completely baseless, without evidence, predictions about this vaccine — and the whole pandemic writ large. But it should be noted that news media never did phrase any of their headlines about Trudeau’s science and evidence-free predictions with the tendentious “without evidence” proviso that they constantly use with a Trump headline (but only Trump), as in, “Trump claims, without evidence, that… [fill in the blank]“.

It might have been useful with most of Trudeau’s statements. Though to be fair, fortune cookies never say “You will be rich… which we claim without evidence” either. Not to worry: most people treat what they read or hear in their news news media, or from most politicians, with as much deference as their fortune cookies. (I say this without any specific evidence aside from my incontrovertible wisdom.)

It shouldn’t surprise you that most of the vaccine naysayers have been, like Trudeau, from the Trump-hating, government-control-loving left. For example, a story from Fox News Channel today snickers at NBC News for their previously-made, dour vaccine predictions, which were, like Trudeau’s, all apparently based on ether. Air. Nothing more than their politics, their anti-Trump hatred, and their dour hopes and dreams, rather than reason or science or belief in the American history of free-market innovation. Fox News wrote, “NBC News was blistered on social media Monday for its past claim that a “medical miracle” would have to occur to fulfill President Trump’s hopes of a functional coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020… A widely shared May 15 NBC News “fact check” said Trump’s prediction of having a vaccine by the end of the year was likely a pipe dream.”

Fox News added, “As the world watched two New York health care workers receive doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Monday [December 14, 2020], some wondered how a “fact check” of Trump’s prediction was possible in the first place.” Indeed. Scientifically “fact-checking” a prediction is only possible — only done — when it’s expedient, if I understand “news” and “science” correctly, in this post-Trump and soon-to-be post Covid world. Like if it’s a political opponent’s prediction, then that erstwhile ever-so important, sacred, holy, science and evidence that the left touts all day long for other things, is summarily thrown out the window as completely unimportant bothersome nonsense, just for the moment. And only after they’re assured they know the “fact-check” conclusion will be exactly what they have already decided amongst themselves in the back room or editing room that it will be. For example, they plainly don’t “fact-check” Trudeau’s brazen and inherently stupid predictions. Science is weird you guys.

If Trump had said a vaccine was years away, Trudeau — and NBC News, et al — would have said “TRUMP PESSIMISTIC! — Scientific authorities predict a vaccine could be possible within weeks, or at least by year’s end!” That’s how ideology, demagoguery, political emotions, group-think clouding one’s judgment, Trump Derangement Syndrome, fake news, propaganda, a yearning to divide, among other things, all work. Which is to say they don’t work.

Back to the PBS/Trudeau misinformation: this doozy, as we pass 13,500 deaths today in Canada: “Trudeau’s starkest comments to date about the pandemic came as Canada’s top public health officer predicted it could cost at least 4,500 lives…”  That starkly wrong forecast was made by the same top public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, who warned us in January 2020 about “racism,” rather than the emerging Coronavirus. She also told us not to wear masks, and closing borders was useless or worse, among other rather important stuff that turned out to be complete and utterly deadly bunk. Science? Political science? Yes.

We’d all be better off reading fortune cookies.

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