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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:

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.

The Article

Hi liberals and socialists and the other CBC news channel watcher!CBC - 'know more, know now?' Hahahaha Sorry, but in case you thought I stopped watching the state-owned, taxpayer-funded CBC “news” channel (number 502 on my dial), and that I now just get fully-informed watching the normal TV news at Fox News Channel, well you’re wrong. Since the state-owned left-wing crap-channel warned me years ago that they’ll be “monitoring” this web site, I thought I better keep watching them, writing stuff, and giving them something to “monitor!”

Here’s just an infinitesimal couple of fun things I noticed in the past five minutes of watching that dreadful socialism-reliant, anti-conservative propaganda division of the Canadian progressives: It’s a story about a fantastic new “green energy” and pollution-cleaning technology being developed by a couple of (private!) Canadian tech companies (but as this is Canada, they now join the rest of corporate and individual Canadians, and are being subsidized with a form of welfare  —  corporate in this case  —  from the federal government, which is obviously why the CBC even bothered to cover the story at all). The technology will be used in Alberta at their fabulous (my word  — duh!) oil sands projects.

It sounds great. Would reduce oil sands emissions by 30%. Yay. This is a good news story. For Canada, for business, for everyone.

CBC “news” channel anchor Reshmi Nair is on it with reporter Margo McDiarmid from the enormous CBC HQ edifice. McDiarmid sets about explaining the bio/business story.

But hmm. Damn! This couldn’t just be “good!” There’s gotta be an angle to this somewhere, Margo!  Therefore, the “news” anchor, Reshmi Nair, half-way through the story, asked reporter Margo McDiarmid more about the science of it.

“It sounds good, but how much of this project is just a PR stunt for the Conservatives?” asked Nair.

Golly she’s ever so inquisitive, businesses-minded, and all about the science; and she has that investigative journalist’s curiosity about facts! But seriously, at least that wasn’t at all a politically-motivated and tendentious question! No but seriously. Oh who am I kidding? This is the CBC.

Reshmi NairAnd to be fair, maybe Nair is more interested in political science and bashing Conservatives than actual science and business and, you know, news. Ya think that could be possible at the CBC?

Well thanks for asking, Reshmi! That gives me a convenient chance to remind viewers, using the second half of my report on this erstwhile good news tech and business story, that… as it turns out, McDiarmid ever so earnestly explains, “critics” have indeed “roundly criticized” the Conservatives for not spending (sorry  — investing!) enough taxpayer cash in green enviro projects exactly like this, so this is actually* (see below regarding “actually”) a sort of* (see below regarding”sort of”) a good idea. You see, even though the Conservatives are providing corporate welfare to these companies and “investing” taxpayer cash in enviro greenie projects, they should “actually” be spending (sorry again  — investing!) “two or three times more” than they are now, so it’s actually* only a good news story, sort of*!

Over to you, Reshmi!

Even when the Conservatives do move toward what it is the left and the CBC obliquely demand of them, they find a nefarious angle to it somewhere  —  or they just make one up. Thanks CBC! You’re worth it! And by golly, it’s a wonder we conservatives could possibly interpret the CBC as being left-wing and anti-conservative! Nothing the enviros do, the Liberals, the NDP, communists, the CBC’s David Suzuki  —  nothing anybody else ever does is “a PR stunt”. It’s only when it’s a Conservative or a conservative doing it that it becomes highly questionable and could possibly be a “stunt” (and then it’s also most definitely a “hidden agenda!”  —  and not “sort” of, either).

Margo McDiarmid

So please don’t forget, Canadians, this could very well be nothing but a bit of PR bullcrap, whereupon the conservatives are using your taxpayer cash to boost their own PR. And don’t call it “stimulus” cash in this case either!

Thanks Margo and Reshmi.

And then the CBC went on to the CBC’s “business” segment, which always makes me laugh, on account of the fact that the CBC is socialism-reliant and state-owned, and yet they presume to explain business to us.


* I noticed McDiarmid used the word “actually” over and over, a little like the way failed liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin used to say “in fact” a hundred times per hour, or the way failed liberal Obama says “um,” and “millionaires and billionaires,” and “pay their fair share,” (and shouts “SQUIRREL!” whenever Benghazi or the Kermit Gosnell trial is mentioned), a hundred times per day.

So naturally, I rewound the recording from my vast right-wing CBC-recording industrial complex, and counted: the word “actually” was used twelve times in that brief story. Actually, that includes the word “actual,” once.

She also said “sort of” five times. As in, this is “sort of” a good news story, Reshmi!

Actually, state-owned media should be sort of banned in this country. No actually, not just sort of.


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