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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.
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.

By purposely — and let’s be accurate here, I think the better word is purposefully — not fully detailing the backgrounds of the two individuals featured in their glowing “news” story, the Vancouver Sun is practicing journalistic malpractice, I believe. The two individuals featured in the story are what most people would call far-leftists or even radical political activists. Socialists. Some say Marxists. They call themselves that, it seems to me. It’s what they do. It’s their whole lives. The Vancouver Sun is doing a disservice to its readers, to journalism, and to democracy.

Indeed, the word “left” does not even appear in the story —a story about two extreme left-wing agitprops.

Naomi Klein and her husband Avi Lewis are Canadian far-leftists. This is not merely my opinion, they are known in most political circles as just that. For being far-left agitators. Anti-capitalists. They certainly call themselves socialists, but as I’ve pointed out many times, many of those who call themselves socialists (even those who insist on wagging their finger at you and saying emphatically, “I’m a DEMOCRATIC socialist!” —which always makes me laugh), are in fact full-on communists. Marxists. And I feel that way about these two. I’m pretty sure even they would agree that they’re useful idiots to communist regimes.

Not too long ago, Naomi Klein retweeted an article praising the communist dictator Hugo Chavez, in which the author wrote, and I’m quoting precisely, “I’m what they call a useful idiot when it comes to Hugo Chávez…”.

But none of that or the easily accessible material available to any first-year UBC student (or any person over the age of eight with internet smarts, or with any inclination to find and report the truth whatsoever) even remotely comes up in this dishonest, misleading, misinforming news story, the key point about which is the hiring — by a publicly-funded university, to teach our kids(!) — of two radical leftists who might quite possibly be full-on Marxists. And whose goal in chief is, I figure, to bring up a new generation of Marxists. Does the Sun share this goal? Does the university?

Here’s a tiny, fairly recent example from among the countless examples I could choose from, regarding Naomi Klein, who, while the United Auto Workers were on strike in 2019, suggested that the federal government take over General Motors and manufacture cars as a government operation. To “kickstart a #GreenNewDeal.” She directed this to the three left-wing leaders (none of which were left-wing enough for her, apparently, because none of them went with this as far as I know.)

I’ve been following the careers of these two people — a married couple, which is also not mentioned in the article (instead, referring to them as “a duo” for some reason having to do with making it more acceptable or something) — for years. Back in 2007, I wrote about them and their cabal of leftists and full-on communists in Canada’s institutions:

…For reference, Avi Lewis is the son of the former you’ve got to be kidding party’s Stephen Lewis, who sounds very much like a communist to me. Stephen Lewis is the son of Federal NDP Leader David Lewis, who similarly sounds very much like a communist to me. Stephen Lewis is married to Michele Landsberg, a feminist activist and former writer for the leftist Toronto Star, which is perhaps the most left-wing mainstream newspaper in North America, and the liberals’ Globe and Mail. She sounds very much like a communist to me. Not to be outdone, young Avi Lewis is married to far-left-wing feminist activist and Bush-hater Naomi Klein, daughter of an American draft dodger; and her brother is a director of the far left-wing Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (the “alternative” they speak of being global socialism and an end to capitalism as we know it, which sounds very much like communism to me). Naomi Klein was also a Toronto Star writer. She sounds very much like a communist to me…

Lest you think I’m simply a right-wing hack, which I very much might be, trust me, I’m not alone about these two and/or their comrades. The liberals’ very own Maclean’s magazine has also published opinions about the cabal, writing (and please do follow the links):

…To wit: In 2004, Linda McQuaig glowed in her picture with and praise for Chavez. Arguing he redirected “vast sums of national wealth to the swollen ranks of Venezuela’s poor,” McQuaig mourned his passing in 2013. She called it a “sad milestone.” Likewise, Naomi Klein approvingly re-tweeted the claim that Chavez left behind “the most democratic country in the Western hemisphere.” (No surprise there: Klein long demonstrated support for Latin America’s interventionist left. She was thrilled with the “pink tide” that swept Latin America in the early 2000s; in 2004, Klein added her name to an online petition whose signatories wrote “We would vote for Hugo Chavez.”) One current Alberta NDP MLA, Rod Loyola, pre-politics, praised Chavez. And in 2013, Loyola was listed by the Marxist Leninist Daily as the media contact for an Edmonton “tribute to Chavez”. …

My point — the importance of properly explaining their full backgrounds — their far-left history — is so obvious, I don’t understand how it got by the editorial staff at a major newspaper. Unless they did it on purpose. For some reason.

In describing Klein they write only that Naomi Klein “critiques” global capitalism, and that that’s what she’s best know for. No. That is incorrect. She is best known to me and most other informed political followers for her abject hatred of capitalism, and for pushing her hardest, as her life goal, to end it and replace it with global socialism or communism. And like so many leftists, she is using “climate change” as yet another tool — just the latest, as some use it or “systemic racism” — to help achieve that nefarious end.

The newspapers across Canada and the U.S have an obligation to explain to people who don’t already know, that all universities need — UBC chief among them —  some diversity of thought, because an egregious lack of diversity of thought has now reached epidemic, crisis proportions in our major institutions. Our nation’s universities are now inarguably little more than left-wing indoctrination centers, and propaganda and political activism centers. And this UBC hiring is the clear opposite of diversity, or improvement. It obviously exacerbates the problem. It doubles down on it —literally! It’s progressive, by which I mean purely politically. It’s actually horribly regressive, as it makes the existential problem much worse. And it helps obliterate any notion of balance and objective learning —at a public institution yet — thereby further reducing our already eroding trust in our institutions ever further, and it’s already at a historic low. It is knowingly piling on more leftist radicals and activists on top of a faculty and an institution already replete with them. Again, for some reason.

Instead of hiring more left-wing radical activists they — obviously — need to start hiring some conservatives, a great many of them, and those who are dedicated less to political activism and more to the art of educating and inspiring minds; and, so, hiring those interested not in the creation of radical political activists for the far-left and ultimately their goal of a one-party socialist state, but in creating educated and open and creative and inspired minds.

What the paper wrote in this news story misses the point, on purpose, and was little more than apologetic left-wing-appeasing tripe that normalizes the hiring of Marxists (—to teach our kids in publicly-funded universities!), written by and edited by apparent activists rather than by reporters and those interested in presenting the information we need to make informed decisions. With our tax dollars, yet.

So aside from new leadership at our universities, what we also need are newspapers that aren’t Marxist apologists like the Vancouver Sun and Postmedia, which hire left-wing activists posing as reporters and editors.

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