Wednesday, December 31, 2014

FROM BULLETS TO BLANKETS AND MARCHING TO MINCING

Matthew Fisher posits that in a Trudeaupian Canada, our Armed Forces likely wouldn't have much to do with either arms or force.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

WYNNE'S WINNING WAYS

No more money for teachers, Wynne says. There's no money for public sector wage and benefit hikes.

SPREADING THE MANURE

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company “has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts. And the facts of climate change are not in question anymore.


2014 SCIENTIFIC NOSE STRETCHERS

This year, stories about scientific retractions were dominated by big numbers—120 at once in one case, as well as the eyebrow-raising practice of researchers submitting fake peer reviews.
 h/t SDA

SELF-ABSORBED POTUS

In his six years in office, he hasn’t been much of a friend to Canada.  We're on a long list of countries in a similar position.

PRESERVING THE SHREDS OF RUSSIAN INFLUENCE

Putin couldn't make Russia a great power, so he made it a geopolitical racketeer.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

HOW MANY DAMN OSAMA BIN LADENS WERE IN THAT COMPOUND ANYWAYS?

Because 3 different guys are supposed to have fired the killing shots.
O’Neill insists that he was the shooter. Fellow Seal Matt Bissonnette also claims to have shot bin Laden. But others say a still-unidentified man likely fired the round that caused a lethal head wound.

WEATHER WATCHERS' SPECIAL

Environment Canada’s top 10 weather stories of 2014.

LIBERAL GENEROSITY

TORONTO - The Ontario Liberal Party has decided to reimburse taxpayers the $10,000 that Peter Faist was allegedly paid to wipe government computers.

THE INVITATION IS IN THE MAIL. OR NOT.

  Ontario Premier Wynne has been seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Harper for several months now to discuss common interests such as infrastructure support for the provincial economy.

THE TWO FACES OF WYNNE

Wynne’s majority means she no longer, in their words, “has to play nice” with the opposition to get things done.  Remember her vows of “new and different” and “open and transparent.”? 

MAXIMUM SECURITY'S NEW CENTERFOLD

Sure hope it doesn't end up like Dorothy.  Right?



NATURE'S BEAUTY IN ALBERTA

 Photographer Brett Abernethy snapped a photo of Mt. Rundle near Banff, capturing a fiery meteor plunging through the earth's atmosphere.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

"'That is, the Liberals, first under Dalton McGuinty, now under Kathleen Wynne, have wasted billions of our dollars because they rushed into green energy without knowing what they were doing."

BEARS, BAGPIPES,CORRUPTION & IMPOVERISHMENT

Kelly McParland: The truth about Big Oil. No one controls it, it has no friends and it can’t be relied on

TRY SWALLOWING THESE FACTS

Even though average beer prices in Ontario and Quebec are similar, the Ontario government commodity tax on a case of 24 cans is more than double the Quebec beer tax.


BIRD WHACKERS PLEAD GUILTY

"Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming."

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FREE THE BEER!


High on the list of Wynne's priorities in Ontario is " a rethink of the government’s deal with the foreign-owned Beer Store."

HIDING A MOUNTAIN OF LIES


McGuinty and company have their talents revealed in e-mails from computers seized by the OPP.  Included is this gem of a quote:  “Introducing a new reason now will make us sound like we are slipping and sliding.”

Friday, December 19, 2014

RED INK RISING


TORONTO - The Province of Ontario's credit rating has been downgraded over rising deficits and doubts the government can balance the books as promised by 2017/18.

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE


The Green Climate Fund, (GCF) a United Nations-affiliated piggy-bank  intended to finance climate change projects around the world, is determined to win sweeping U.N.-style immunities from prosecutions for its global operations.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

UP & DOWN IN THE OILPATCH


Calgary producers chop billions more from budgets.

BURYING THE EVIDENCE


TORONTO – Newly released police documents allege the partner of an aide for Dalton McGuinty was paid $10,000 to wipe personal data from the hard drives of computers in the premier’s office...

Monday, December 15, 2014

YES, YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

Presenting the sad story of Broadacre Farms, which, despite all the catchy phrases (economies of scale, new partnerships, risk management, sustainability, mission, etc.)  on its website.... flew like a pig.
Please dispense your much-needed advice to save further flocks from fleecing.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

ALTERNATIVE TREE DECORATION

Dead, hanging coyote stirs controversy in Montana. Let the howling begin.

LIBERALS FLUSHING

TORONTO - "There just aren't enough hours in the day to report on all the Liberal spending scandals around Queen's Park. I worry if I blink, I may miss another billion dollars getting flushed down the toilet."  Christina Blizzard: One boondoggle after another at Queen's Park.


IGNORING THE SURVEY

Time for the UN to get out of climate change, Canadian prof, Tim Ball, says.   Tom Harris, the head of the Canadian chapter of ICSC, also came down hard on the UN.



ANOTHER GREEN FLOP

WELLAND, Ont. — This southern Ontario city’s $50-million biodiesel plant — which was once heralded as the future of the clean fuel industry — has gone into receivership and will be sold to the highest bidder.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A REALISTIC TARGET


Last week, a UN report revealed up to US$650 billion had been invested in climate related initiatives around the world between 2010-2012.  This week the UN’s chief climate official Christiana Figueres suggested $90 trillion would be a more realistic target.

CUTTING THE PROPAGANDA HOURS


CBC will shorten all local supper-hour newscasts to 30 or 60 minutes.
CEO Hubert Lacroix announced in June that the broadcaster was planning to cut down local newscasts...  The broadcaster plans to cut up to 1,500 jobs over the next five years, as it struggles with federal budget cuts and advertising shortfalls.



Thursday, December 11, 2014

NO TURBINE ZONE


A victory for the informed: awareness and education played a large part in the campaign against the wind turbine project in this Perth-Welling community.   Wind Concerns Ontario executive member Warren Howard said the project’s cancellation comes as a victory for the Elma-Mornington Concerned Citizens group that has co-ordinated an effort against the project and how it would impact the rural community.  

THE PATRONIZING KNOW-IT-ALL


ON Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli noted that the energy sector was “very complex, is very difficult to understand.”   So difficult, apparently, that Ontario's Auditor General, does not comprehend it.  Disregard the fact that she spent 10 years at Manitoba Hydro.  Oh Bob, your arrogance knows no bounds.




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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

EDUCATING FARMERS


An online survey of 250 farmers who had taken a soil and crop workshop found that 57 per cent of them said they would feel "pleased," "proud," or "lucky," to find a species at risk on their property.

Friday, December 5, 2014

HEY, MAYOR WEBER!

Just wave your Crown Letter Patent, and they'll all run away!  Well, maybe not right away....

"COMPETITIVE " ONT HYDRO RATES

The Standing Committee on Estimates continues with Committee Lead MPP Randy Hillier questioning Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli over the uncompetitive and rising energy rates in Ontario.  In the video Hillier does not accept Chiarelli's  obfuscation.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

YUP. OIL INDUSTRY HAS NO BALLS EITHER

Energy East Pipeline: TransCanada standing down on further work in Quebec

Announcement comes after a federal government committee concludes beluga whales are endangered

Note to TransCanada: I own undeveloped St. Lawrence Seaway waterfront! Let's make a deal! Oh wait. The local Conservation Authority will kick up a fuss; and... you have no balls. Damn. So much for that idea.

MERCI JEAN


Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Jean BĂ©liveau dies

THEY SAY A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS...

Snopes says the photo was altered. True enough.
However, the altered photo is closer to the truth in this matter.
Come to think of it, here's another: NO MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TO FEAR FOR HER SON'S LIFE... WHEN HE RUNS AT AN ARMED POLICE OFFICER AND STARTS LANDING PUNCHES
Okay folks! It's your turn!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

CHALLENGING THE OSPCA

In a sworn affidavit to support a constitutional challenge of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Act, a former veterinarian states, "Over the past approximately 25 years, instead of using resources to help people, the OSPCA have practised a more ‘dictatorial’ approach." 

BIG PHARMA SNICKERS

Marketed in the late 1950's as a safe treatment for morning sickness thalidomide resulted in birth defects.
Yesterday, Dec. 1st,  the Canadian government (with all party support) agreed on a compensation package for the victims of this drug.
I feel for the victims...but why is the Canadian taxpayer paying for what should be totally Big Pharma's financial responsibility?

Monday, December 1, 2014