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Total BS: mainstream media fake tears over climate “emergency.” No tears in their AUTOS section.

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Writing beautifully about the racist and discriminatory plight of...

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.

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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.
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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.

The Article

It’s undeniably hypocritical and deceptive and nasty and greedy and a whole lot more. You scroll through the Toronto Star’s online edition today, and among all the other headings (“Top Stories,” etc.), they have one called “Undeniable.” Yes, of course, it’s an ever-so objective heading featuring stories about climate change, named and framed tendentiously as a nasty insult to those of us they deem to be evil “deniers” — those deplorables who refuse to be led around like idiots, and who have not found enough compelling evidence proving that we’re doomed as a people and a planet due to “man-made global warming.” Therefore, people like us are required, by rigorous journalistic standards, to be labelled with the most egregious moniker, meant to invoke the thought of Holocaust deniers. Akin to one of the worst things in history. Making us out like human garbage. Based on science. And journalism.

There are six stories there today, plus others in other sections, all designed to change your mind or reconfirm your belief in the man-made global warming ideology and its attendant left-wing politics including a total change of lifestyle, massive government policy shifts and government spending and government size increases, and of course much, much higher taxes, as the only solutions. There’s little “news” here, it’s a rehash, a retelling, over and over, of the same general story. This model of convincing is one favored by cults and propagandists, not scientists, or even journalists, but whatever. They’re the same stories we read at other mainstream news outlets. And it’s all the same claptrap our kids get fed at our public schools, and it’s what left-wing governments and politicians preach, and that which we hear from all the leftist activists, all presented in alarming fashion in the very useful mainstream news media, which the Canadian state will now fund, if they measure up to the state’s criteria. It’s as if they’re working together, which in almost every way, they are.

For now, anyway, they’re all privately-owned (except for the state-owned CBC of course), and it’s the Star’s right to be a left-wing newspaper, although I quibble with the term “newspaper” when it’s so obviously unobjective and so often propagandizing the left-wing gospel. (If West Bank wine producers can’t say “Made in Israel,” then the Star can’t call itself “an objective news media.” Left-wing logic has to apply to the left, too. That’s how fairness works). And it’s certainly their right to believe in what so many left-wing politicians and parties are also calling a “climate emergency.” Coincidences happen.

But then they can’t also have a whole news section on the excitement of cars and driving, right? Well no, you’d be wrong there. The rules apply to different people differently. They’re very excited about cars and driving at the Star.

He wants to take you for a top-speed ride around Mosport in an Infiniti Q50. Are you interested?”

“Is the Pope Catholic?” I replied.

That’s a line from one of their “AUTOS” section stories today, in which a reporter took a few laps around a track in a new Infinity Q50, which has a huge 3.0 liter, six-cylinder gasoline engine.

Their next story (“Special to the Star”), about the 2020 Corvette, tantalizes:

What’s not to like about the 2020 Corvette, unveiled last week in Tustin, Calif.?

The 6.2-litre small-block V8 with 495 horsepower (40 more than before)…

…And I can’t wait to drive it.

Bet you can’t either.

I agree. I’d love to drive one. I’m on his side. Undeniably. (Not to be a scold, but I do feel compelled to add that these muscle-car stories not only help “end the planet” in this time of “climate emergency,” they also feed that massive “toxic masculinity” problem, too. But that’s another fake news story.)

The other AUTOS article today deals with the giant, oversized, powerful new gas-powered SUV from Hyundai.

…aimed at career-oriented younger people who would rather wield a bigger, taller, thirstier vehicle around crowded city streets than a more agile, more fuel- and emissions-efficient and cheaper-to-run station wagon.

Which is just about everybody, these days. …

I wonder if Toronto Star writers love battery-powered cars too. I mean if that’s what the AUTOS section was all about, it might make more sense, at least to them. Here’s a line from another recent story:

…You all know as well as I (well, some of you less so) that battery-powered electric cars will never be more than bit players in the total vehicle market. …

Oops. Not so much into the battery-powered car thang.

So nope. Sorry, Star. Can’t have it both ways. In a “climate emergency,” you cannot also promote the excitement of 496-horsepower cars. Just for the money. You’re a media outlet touting (promoting, advocating for, propagandizing, pushing…) the “climate emergency” and all its attendant left-wing, sometimes outright socialist and lifestyle-changing policies. How does this overt hypocrisy — and what is obviously plain capitalist greed — jibe with that? That aint very sciency! Not demonstrative of any real concern for the “climate emergency.” Or liberal-left politics, for that matter. It’s taking advantage of the capitalist system to enjoy profits stemming from our usual way of life rather than the “climate emergency” style of life which, make no mistake, includes NOTHING like Corvettes, any SUVs, or sporty cars with 3.0 liter gas engines.

Nor the myriad ads for them.

They know full well that their “climate emergency” dictates they abandon their AUTOS section and lose that audience, and the income generated from all those car ads. And then they’d also have to nix the air travel ads. And cruises. And shipping. Hamburgers. And really, most everything. And they know they’d personally have to stop enjoying those “bad” lifestyle choices too, which they won’t.

“I can’t wait to drive it”? Yeah no, the Star is a whole lot less Catholic than the Pope.

They don’t really believe anything they say. They’re full of it. They’re on an ideological left-wing propaganda spree. You shouldn’t believe this “news” either. You probably don’t.

They can compare me to garbage humans all day long. But this garbage makes the Toronto Star a total garbage newspaper, and not a bit helpful to the environment — the natural environment or the political or cultural. The Star is in an unholy union with all the other mainstream media and lefty politicians, who do almost the exact same thing: squeezing out fake tears about climate change, yet enjoying to its fullest all the monetary and leisurely riches said (by them) to be associated with climate change.

It leads one to think we’re in a total BS emergency. Undeniably.

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