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BC Liberal Party website — They obviously put out a news release announcing their leadership debate, stating, as even their own website states, that you can stream it at their website. The Globe and Mail said so too, even. But go to their website, and nothing like an anticipatory video teaser is there. Like they're not even set up for it. Or don't care if you watch it. You can, they say, watch it on Facebook. But I won't support that crap. So heckofa job, Libbies.

Click to (not) watch it

 

Canadians love their cheap Chinese trinkets despite the moral question

Globe and Mail — Startling reports out of the Port of Vancouver indicate just how much Canadians care that communist China was (and still is) holding Canadian and American citizens illegally, steals intellectual property from everyone around the world, is a rogue racist state, an authoritarian and totalitarian dictatorship, which is bent on global communist domination, which enslaves and arguably eliminates ethnic groups, and which pollutes the entire globe to beat hell.

The Port of Vancouver is sending record numbers of empty shipping containers to Asia ... The reason so many shipping containers are going back to Asia filled with nothing but air has to do with a surge in consumer demand for Asian goods ...

...There were 597,443 TEUs of empty containers exported from Vancouver in the first eight months of this year, up 89 per cent from the same period in 2020. And 2020 was previously the record-high year for empty-container shipments from the port.

Almost half of all the containers that have left Vancouver so far this year have been empty.

In total, the Port of Vancouver has handled 2.55 million TEUs of both imports and exports during the first eight months of 2021, up 17 per cent from the same period in 2020.

China is the largest shipper into the Port of Vancouver of containerized merchandise, including consumer goods.

What happened to all that bellyaching about "sustainability?" It doesn't apply to the country of Canada itself? Trudeau? Liberals? Maybe lose the woke BS, lose the love and admiration for "that basic dictatorship" and labels that read "Fabrique en Chine," raise the Canadian flag that you've shamed from its now months-long half-mast detention, and show you give more of a crap about Canada and its real, actual issues.

Hey has China relaxed its restrictions on tourists from the west yet? Asking for literally nobody.

Wall Street Journal —Don't plan your next trip to China without writing your will and saying goodbye to loved ones. The WSJ's editorial board is not impressed - with China or with President Biden and his team of surrender monkeys.

China’s Hostage Triumph

The U.S. lets Huawei’s CFO off easy, and Beijing frees two Canadians.   
By The Editorial Board
Updated Sept. 27, 2021 7:56 am ET

Westerners working in China are officially on notice. You could be arrested on trumped up charges at any time and used as hostages to promote Communist Party interests. That’s the message from the humiliating U.S. surrender to China’s hostage diplomacy in the case of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

Canadian authorities arrested Ms. Meng in 2018 at the request of the U.S., which charged her with bank and wire fraud. Under a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) reached Friday, Ms. Meng was allowed to return to China without going to trial. She merely admitted to facts she had previously denied. Shortly thereafter, and right on cue, China released two Canadians it had arrested on phony charges not long after Ms. Meng’s arrest.

China’s immediate release of businessman Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig proves their arrest was a hostage-taking to pressure Canada and the U.S. over Ms. Meng. In China the law serves the Party. But in the U.S. the law is supposed to operate independent of political interests. ...

I'd no sooner visit China than I would North Korea, Iran, or Cuba.

“Health Reasons.” Fer sure, China.

Globe and Mail — It's not the Globe and Mail's fault. In this case, they're just reporting. And it — China — is just utterly insulting our intelligence and totally disrespecting us. I didn't even read the article because I don't take well to being insulted by communists or a-holes. But on the other hand, this one is all Globe and Mail. For me it's about the contrast between how they treated the last president's handling of the border crisis — a problem not of his own making; and how they are treating this president's handling of a far worse crisis of his and his comrades' own making. Media bias 101? Or them more simply utterly insulting our intelligence and totally disrespecting us?

Joe Oliver for leader? Alas no. But heed to his leadership.

Financial Post — Joe Oliver penned a good column today offering good conservative sense for Conservatives. So that's something different and worthwhile for you to read today in the papers increasingly filled with total bunk and muck — usually from lefties — about how the Conservatives need to go still further leftward to win. It's headlined "Conservatives must persuade the electorate, not pander to the left." And it's worth your read.

"...There is an economic and cultural route to broaden the appeal of Conservative values and policies: bring the public to you, rather than mimic the left-wing’s latest faddish ideals and retreaded socialist truths. That is what leadership is all about. ..."

Ronald Reagan believed in and practiced this philosophy very effectively, making wonderful speaches counseling his fellow conservatives to speak up — "in bold colors" — to convince the electorate to vote for the values — conservative values — which most of their fellow electorate actually already believed in. And he was one of the best and most popular presidents in US history. Joe Oliver wrote today about some of those Canadian conservative values, which, similarly, are actually Canadian values.
Joe Oliver isn't running to be the leader. He's 81 and is rightly enjoying retirement. But anybody who wants to follow in Ronald Regan's — or Joe Oliver's — footsteps is more than welcome to step up at this time, please.

Advice to GOP, which Canada’s CPC should heed: Just. Say. No.

Washington Post — From this surprising source  — the...

Lefty Mayor caught maskless but it’s ok: “I was feelin’ the spirit!”

National Review — Another article you won't read in 99% of the "news" media because, oh do I even have to say it?... she's a lefty mayor! (and we can well imagine the "news" media's faux outrage if she was a he and he was a Republican):

The mayor of San Francisco [London Breed] says that she shouldn’t be criticized for breaking her own COVID rules, because, and I quote, “I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.” CBS reports:

“We don’t need the fun police to come in and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing,” said Breed during an interview to address the controversy.

The city’s health order states attendees at live indoor performances must remain masked except when actively eating or drinking. Breed maintained that she was drinking at the time.

“My drink was sitting at the table,” said Breed. “I got up and started dancing because I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.”
As Charles C.W. Cooke points out, the hideousness doesn't stop just at her hypocrisy, her failure to take responsibility for her own actions, or her elitist rule-breaking, it's the fact that she laments the notion of "the fun police," when, in fact, as mayor and as the perpetrator of these asinine rules, she IS "the fun police."

Best post-election headline so far

Wall Street Journal — They get the headline just about right: Their opener:

The late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher counseled that in politics “standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous. You get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.” That’s the lesson delivered to Canada’s Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole in Monday’s national election.

I like that they added this because Canadian "news" media are loathed to mention it:

Yet while they again won the popular vote, they finished a distant second in seat count with about 119, two seats down from 2019. (By the way, the Tories have won the popular vote in five of the last six elections, which is a lesson for Americans who think this only happens because of the Electoral College.)

They see what I see. O'Toole: Speaking in pale pastels — largely pink — instead of bold colors. Lesson #596 for the Conservative Party of Canada. They'll learn someday. Maybe.
Read the WSJ take here. (Free link)

BC’s NDP gov and their “news” media divisions hiding stats and facts? Here’s one.

health-infobase.canada.ca For all the noise from the Canadian national "news" media, you'd think Ontario was the only province in the country, and that it's doing terribly with regard to the Wuhan Virus (which everybody still calls "COVID" on orders from the Communist Party of China). That's not news to anyone outside of Ontario. What might be news to people both outside and inside of Ontario is that BC's rate of death is nearly twice that of Ontario.
Don't worry lefties, even people in BC don't know that, because the "news" media in BC are actually cheerleaders for the NDP government of BC — much as the national news media is actually a division of the federal Liberal Party (well and the Ontario Liberal Party of course). Ontario is led by a party with the word "Conservative" in it, even though "Progressive" is the first and foremost word and concept in their party name and style of governance. But, you know, it's just deathn shit. Politics is way more important to the "news" media.
Facts. Get 'em anywhere you can, because you can't reliably get them from the "news" media.
See also:
And from liberalvision CTV: Secrecy over B.C.'s true number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

How are Canada and its provinces doing regarding the Wuhan Chinese Communist Coronavirus? Here’s some numbers I drew-up this morning, May 11 2020. These are in order of deaths per million:

Deaths Population
(millions)
Deaths Per Million
Quebec 2928 8.54 342.95
USA 79406 327.12 242.74
Canada 4906 37.89 129.46
Ontario 1669 14.71 113.45
Alberta 117 4.41 26.51
British Columbia 129 5.11 25.24
Newfoundland & Labrador 3 0.52 5.75
Saskatchewan 6 1.18 5.08
Manitoba 7 1.38 5.08

 

The U.S.A. has been deceptively held out by the news media and other lefties as a model of virus failure —largely because “Trump,” of course. If Barack Obama or Joe Biden were president, America would be held out as something completely different. The numbers are bad. Just not as comparatively bad as some people want to believe. And I won’t even go into the fact that America is the number one travel country in the world (both to and from) —travel inarguably being by far the chief culprit behind the virus numbers, aside from the many Democratic mayors and congress people encouraging people to go to bars and restaurants and to celebrate Chinese New Year; and the anti-Trump (or the trying to be Opposite-Trump) news media downplaying the virus as nothing more than the flu, etc., after Donald Trump shut the border to Chinese visitors, then being called a racist and xenophobe because it was supposedly all such an overreaction and so unnecessary…

Like Quebec is to Canada, death-numbers-wise, New York state’s numbers are to the U.S.A., only NY’s are even worse. They’re way, way out of whack — way more so than Quebec’s compared to Canada. New York’s death rate from the virus is about 1380 per million. If it weren’t for New York state (and add New Jersey right next door, which is about as bad), the USA’s death numbers would be dramatically lower per million. For example, in huge California, (same population as Canada), the death rate is only 70 per million (compared to 129 per million in Canada). Texas: 39 per million.

There are of course some explanations for New York’s numbers, including the fact that NY city-dwellers live, work, and commute so tightly packed together; and they have an idiot mayor, Bill de Blasio, who literally implored New Yorkers to go out to restaurants and enjoy life as usual well after the virus epidemic struck. New York is also an especially enormous travel hub (mostly to and from hard-hit Europe but also China). They were also woefully unprepared. This I can say for almost every government, everywhere. It’s a global basic massive failure of governments to do their most basic job.

For their part, Quebecers were encouraged to go and enjoy spring break all over the world, at the exact wrong time, and well before the time the Canadian government finally figured out that despite their hate of Trump and his correct, early decision to close borders, Canada, too, needed to close its borders (and not just fake it, as they did at first and until mid-April). Allowing the virus to spread across Quebec and Canada was a calculated political choice the Trudeau Liberals made. It was not based on science, evidence, logic, or reason. Trudeau and his government have blood on their hands, and this is one of the rare unfortunate times I can legitimately use that awful allegation.

America was hard-hit, but America’s numbers aren’t close to being as bad as some other countries. Belgium, at number one, is atrocious at double America’s. And here we thought Italy was the standard for “awful.” Spain, the U.K., and France, are not far behind Belgium, and are all way worse than the U.S. (but reserve a special slot in your mind for China, Russia, and other lying nations).

I’m taking a keen interest in Sweden (which has also done better than all those countries above), despite going in a completely different way than other countries —basically not shutting down its economy as everyone else did. There, they are going with the herd immunity idea and we’ll eventually see how that works out, much later. But this is the key; they will not suffer a “second wave” as we and everyone else will. (I would argue we never even had a first wave, since it was suppressed by all the measures we’ve take in closing down our countries. But I’ll go along with the terminology anyway. Sweden certainly did have their first, and one could argue, ONLY wave.) As a result, they will also not also suffer economically and in the myriad other ways that we will.

People who speak of Sweden failing are (A) wrong on the numbers just on the face of it, as  they’re doing better than several others, and (B) wrong because to compare any country with Sweden at this point is folly. Until well after the second and possibly third wave sweep our nations (but won’t seep Sweden), we can’t know the end results. As I said, even now, Sweden compares favorably to lots of other countries, but after this is all over, in a year or two, or whenever, Sweden might come out looking better than others, comparatively, and have a much, much more robust economy to boot; and far, far less human and business suffering and suffering in the myriad other ways we, here, will suffer for a generation or more.

Here are the other countries’ numbers (excluding China and North Korea and others, which cannot be taken seriously since Communist Party dictatorships are liars. I suspect many other countries’ numbers are complete nonsense as well. Russia, Venezuela, Mexico, and many others’ are much, much higher than even the hardest-hit legitimate countries’ reporting, I suspect).

Deaths Population
(millions)
Deaths Per Million
Belgium 8,656 11.42 757.83
Spain 26,621 46.72 569.75
Italy 30,560 60.43 505.7
United Kingdom 31,855 66.49 479.1
France 26,354 66.99 393.42
Sweden 3,225 10.18 316.7
Netherlands 5,440 17.23 315.71
Ireland 1,458 4.85 300.4
United States 79,406 327.17 242.71
Switzerland 1,833 8.52 215.23
Canada 4,991 37.06 134.68
Ecuador 2,127 17.08 124.5
Portugal 1,135 10.28 110.39
Germany 7,569 82.93 91.27
Denmark 529 5.8 91.25
Iran 6,640 81.8 81.17
Austria 618 8.85 69.85
Peru 1,889 31.99 59.05
Panama 244 4.18 58.42
Brazil 11,123 209.47 53.1
Romania 961 19.47 49.35
Slovenia 102 2.07 49.34
Finland 267 5.52 48.39
Moldova 169 3.55 47.66
Turkey 3,786 82.32 45.99
Estonia 60 1.32 45.42
North Macedonia 91 2.08 43.69
Hungary 421 9.77 43.1
Norway 219 5.31 41.21
Dominican Republic 388 10.63 36.51
Puerto Rico 111 3.2 34.74
Bosnia and Herzegovina 107 3.32 32.19
Serbia 215 6.98 30.79
Israel 252 8.88 28.37
Mexico 3,465 126.19 27.46
Czechia 280 10.63 26.35
Croatia 90 4.09 22.01
Poland 800 37.98 21.06
United Arab Emirates 198 9.63 20.56
Lithuania 50 2.79 17.92
Chile 312 18.73 16.66
Armenia 46 2.95 15.58
Kosovo 28 1.85 15.17
Greece 151 10.73 14.08
Kuwait 58 4.14 14.02
Belarus 131 9.49 13.81
Cyprus 16 1.19 13.45
Russia 1,915 144.48 13.25
Bulgaria 91 7.02 12.96
Algeria 502 42.23 11.89

 

Sources:

Canada deaths source:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Canada population source:
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1710000901

Global deaths per million with populations source:
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/

Provincial deaths source:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
and
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1107079/covid19-deaths-by-province-territory-canada/

State-by-state deaths source:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

 

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