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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: 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.

Just when I thought folks had stopped poking me with their pointy sticks about my politics and the name of my site called “ProudToBeCanadian”…

I guess he’d seen where I criticized Canada, or something, in one video or another. Possibly the one where I show how Bill O’Reilly niggled the stupid state-owned CBC Politics show for billing itself as the one politics show on television wherein “the spin stops here.”  That was amusing but possibly annoying to liberals on at least two levels:  (1)  that very commercial “no spin zone” bit of salesmanship has been Bill O’Reilly’s commercial “trademark” line from the beginning of time; and I pointed that out;  and (2) the state-owned and supposedly non-commercial, socialism-reliant CBC is the very epitome of an anti-conservative, pro-left-wing/progressive spin zone which spins faster than another state-sponsored ballerina or CBC reporter/political opinion columnist; and I’m clearly against that concept.  But somehow, I would, you see, therefore, rather be “a Yank”, possibly, if I understand him correctly.  If I don’t like their vision, as stated more plainly in other iterations of this “proud to be Canadian” complaint, then I should move out — help them to cleanse the nation of the likes of me, and be “a Yank” instead.  Usually a Texan.  Don’t worry: this makes sense to a liberal, so it must be you who doesn’t understand.

Possibly it’s because in my YouTube channel I feature a lot of clips from Fox News Channel instead of, say, clips from the state-owned CBC (and as a result, Fox News Channel has enjoyed the free advertising resulting from the millions of views my videos have enjoyed).  Possibly he doesn’t know that the lawyers from the state-owned media once sent state-owned postal express dispatchers to me and my wife’s home with legal documents threatening to sue me to kingdom come (“kingdom come” are not the legal terms they used, they’re my words, but the state media’s lawyers surely agree that if I didn’t relent, they would ruin me and my wife’s lives, financially, forever more) for using tiny seconds-long clips from the state-owned CBC in my YouTube videos critical of… the state-owned CBC, years ago.  They made me agreed not to use them any more.

That sure made me proud.

Possibly he’s another knee-jerk liberal ass who doesn’t get that the name of the web site isn’t a statement in and of itself, but rather a question which raises other questions about the extent to which one might be “proud to be Canadian.”  He doesn’t see (or want to admit) that it’s not conservatives, like me, who want to fundamentally transform Canada (the Canada they nonetheless claim to “love” and which they are irreducibly “proud of”) from its foundational Judeo-Christian roots in which a deeply ingrained personal and family responsibility-driven spirit (rather than a government-driven one) prevailed and then built our nation.  Or transform from one where our rights were derived from God, not government, and in which we believed in the supremacy of God rather then the supremacy of government (pace our current constitution in which it states that we do in fact believe in the supremacy of God).  Or from a country where private ownership and where an entrepreneurial, free-market, capitalism-based economy was the vision.  Or from one in which government was to be somewhat limited in size and scope to that of maintaining mere “peace” and “order”, rather than grown and nurtured until it’s all encompassing and totalitarian and into something much more, shall we say, Russian.  It’s liberals and socialists — progressives writ large — who want to do that to the country they nonetheless “love” and are so damn “proud of.” 

He should remember that it was a conservative who started a web site called “ProudToBeCanadian” and registered that domain name with the internet registry, and then spent years working on it at his own personal expense for years on end — not liberals, who didn’t even bother, but who rather spent all that time bashing the very concept —incongruous to them — that one could be at once a conservative, economically, socially, politically, and be “proud to be Canadian”.  The fact is that it —the site and its name — are so pernicious to them because it’s all incongruous to them.  They say they love something and are proud of something that they want to fundamentally transform.  And they don’t tolerate the concept, or even the minority truly conservative faction of Canadians themselves— which calls itself really Canadian and happy with the foundational tenets of the country.  This liberal stance is itself an anti-Canadian tenet, even to a liberal.  But it’s not limited to this.  The conflicts inherent in their “principles” abound.

And possibly he is like a racist.  I say “like” a racist because of course Americans are our sisters and brothers and cousins and not of a different race.  But let’s say they were of a different race.  To speak of Americans the way most liberals and progressives do, would clearly make them abject racists.  So they’re pretty lucky that way.  As it is, all we can safely call them is ugly xenophobes, to the extent of being horribly (and usually openly) anti-American, selectively.  Not anti-East Indian or Somalian or Indonesian —just anti-American.  No let’s just go ahead and call them racists and intolerants, because they actually are.

And we are to take all that as being a “good” Canadian, apparently.  Another source of “pride,” as triangulated by or professed by another genius anti-conservative — a liberal or socialist — another progressive

But in fact if you visit more than once, you’re bound to see the sub-head in the lower-right of the PTBC banner which auto-rotates between “It’s a Question”  and “Your Right”, and has done so exactly like that for years.  For those liberals who don’t understand, that means “Are you proud to be Canadian? Then prove it.  And if you aren’t, it’s certainly your right to be, damn it.  So tell us all what it would take.  Etcetera.”  But to them it just means I’ve stolen their line and as a conservative, I’m obviously misusing it. 

And as always, I’ll have none of it.  But to answer the question, and for the record (write this down, liberals!), I’m proud as I can be, to be Canadian, and so I seek to conserve it rather than fundamentally transform it.  I’d be as proud to be “a Yank.”  I’m not so sure progressives who want to fundamentally transform their country could say the same of their Canadian or American citizenship.

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