Sunday, May 29, 2016

THE MAJOR MALAISE OF CLIMATOLOGY

Dr. Tim Ball:  Scientists lost the scientific script somewhere in the 20th century. The major loss involved the fact that correlation is not cause and effect.  Day by day the public is fed a steady diet of correlations linking an endless series of unsubstantiated events. Many of them trigger policy, political or financial opportunism, and a multitude of regulations giving control of people to politicians and faceless bureaucrats.
 
 

OBAMA'S APOLOGY TOUR OF HIROSHIMA

And I want the President to get on Air Force One right now and fly to Pearl Harbor, stand over that monument where the bridge — the bridge of the Arizona is. Admiral Kidd is still down there. Nine-hundred men are still in the Arizona entombed 75 years afterwards, and he has the audacity to go to Hiroshima and apologize.
 
 

COURIC REGRETS GETTING CAUGHT......ERR, UM, THE PAUSE

The pause — inserted to delay responses to Couric’s background check question — gave the impression that pro-gun individuals were stumped or unsure how to respond to the topic of gun control.  The apology?....."This was an unnecessary mistake."
 

CLINTON CAMPAIGN IMPLODING

Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide.  But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating.





THE USELESS UN

All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia have been removed from a United Nations report.
 
 

SOLIDARITY AMONG PIGS AT THE TROUGH

If there were any justice in the entitled world of the Senate, retired Liberal Senator Mac Harb, and Tory Senator Pamela Wallin, would be cutting cheques to Mike Duffy to put towards his legal fees.
 
 

SELF-AGGRANDIZING ONTARIO MPPS

But there’s a broader point here for provincial politicians who purport to be experts on world affairs. For all their ambitions and pretensions to play armchair experts on Israeli-Palestinian affairs or Sinhalese-Tamil conflicts, that’s not in their job description. They’re not federal parliamentarians tasked with foreign affairs.
 

WYNNE'S PRIORITIES

Ontario's premier isn't making any firm promises, but says if she shuffles her cabinet, she hopes to achieve gender parity.
 
 

CRA FAILS SHRED AND DELETE STANDARDS

Canadians are repeatedly asked to abandon paper forms and send their income-tax files electronically, but it turns out the tax agency is stubbornly holding on to its own mountain of paper.
A government report card on the Canada Revenue Agency's progress in disposing of its warehouses of paper files gives the department a score of … zero per cent.  The briefing note says the Treasury Board gave CRA another zero per cent for its progress in wiping out electronic records that are no longer needed. 
 

THE CLASSY BOB RAE

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered rare praise Saturday for Conservative predecessor Stephen Harper but at least one Liberal elder statesman found it a bit hard to swallow.
Bob Rae was caught on video sticking two fingers in his mouth, pretending to gag.
 
 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

PUT UP OR SHUT UP, MCCABE

McCabe, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture finds little comfort in the Wynne Liberal government assurances it won't ban the use of natural gas in Ontario. "Letters and words no longer meet anyone's idea of where the future is.  We all require action on the ground and not words."
So, Mr. McCabe, what ACTION will you be taking?
The same as the rest of Ontario's farming organizations? 
 

LEAP MANIFESTO COMES TO ONTARIO

The Ontario Liberal government possesses no credibility, whatsoever, on the energy file. One statement alone from the province’s auditor general is enough to establish that proposition. Under its green impulses, the government has mangled the market, and cost Ontarians “an overpayment of $37 billion between 2006 and 2014.” And is expected to reach an over cost of $133 billion by 2032
 

WYNNE'S $1BILLION BRIBE TO HAMILTON

Pressure is building on Hamilton council to formally accept or reject the province's $1-billion offer to build LRT in the city — but don't expect it to happen anytime soon.
 
 

OBAMA & DOJ DEFENDING HILLARY

If there was any doubt, or suspense on which side of the Hillary email scandal the "impartial" Department of Justice stands, the suspense was lifted and all was revealed yesterday when as The Hill reported, the Obama administration stepped into the ongoing Judicial Watch lawsuit and is fighting to prevent former SecState Hillary Clinton from being deposed
 
 

EMERGENCY STAY SLAPPED DOWN BY THE COURT

Documents from last week were quite damning in their illustration that Maibach and Shukla not only used their position at George Mason University to pursue and ask for punishment of climate skeptics and corporations, they were trying to cover it up late in the game by asking to switch to private emails once they started getting some serious public blowback.
 
 

ONTARIO LIBERALS' BALANCED BUDGET SPIN

Furthermore, the report shows Ontario is on track to rack up considerable debt. In fact, it projects Ontario will acquire approximately $50 billion in new debt between now and 2020/21—this on top of the mountain of debt the province has already acquired in recent years, bringing the province’s net debt load (a measure of debt that adjusts to financial assets) to a record high of $350 billion. That’s about $25,000 for every Ontarian.
 

ALARMING ALBERTA NDP GOV'T RESPONSE

While Alberta’s economy is going through a rough patch, it’s not the economic apocalypse one hears in popular discussion—yet. However, there is one reason why Albertans should be concerned about their economic future and that is their provincial government’s economic policy response to the downturn.
 
 

ALBERTA'S OFFICIAL OPPOSITION UNDERGOES GENDER CHANGE...

...from Wildrose to Wilting Pansy.
Brian Jean suspends MLA for telling the truth.

NOTLEY SWAYED BY A BRAGGING WYNNE

There is nothing Alberta needs less right now in the middle of a recession than closer eco-ties with the Ontario Liberals. For nearly eight years — first under Dalton McGuinty and now Wynne, and with the blessing of David Suzuki — the Ontario government has beggared its provincial economy in the name of saving the planet.
 
 

THE POLITICS OF INCOME REDISTRIBUTION

“Fair share” is a phrase that seems to have political resonance these days. It’s been at the heart of the recent presidential contest in the United States and formed the backbone of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s budget here in Canada.  The politics of income redistribution seem to be on the ascendancy.
 

RUSSIAN SUBMARINES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC

Last fall’s surge by Russia comes as American and NATO military leaders are sounding the alarm about heightened levels of activity by the Russian submarine fleet that boast new capabilities and more proficient crews.
The commander of U.S. naval forces in Europe told CNN last month that Russia is deploying its submarines in numbers not seen in decades
 

MLA SUSPENDED FOR TELLING THE TRUTH

EDMONTON — A brouhaha over comments made about Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the Alberta legislature continued to escalate Friday with the Opposition Wildrose party suspending the MLA who made them.  Earlier Friday, Wildrose house leader Nathan Cooper had said the party didn't regret calling Ontario a needy fiscal basket case, but did regret it was said to her face.
 

DEAR COLLEGE GRADS....

...despite what everyone tells you, you're not that smart.
Thomas Sowell takes a shot at the public service/grad alliance.

Friday, May 27, 2016

NO MORE GUNS AND BULLETS FOR RCRs and PPCLI

"Conflict Prevention" the key - says Canada's own thoroughly Modern Major-General


In fact, when I know what is meant by "mamelon" and "ravelin",
When I can tell at sight a Mauser rifle from a Javelin,
When such affairs as sorties and surprises I'm more wary at,
And when I know precisely what is meant by "commissariat"
When I have learnt what progress has been made in modern gunnery,
When I know more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery
In short, when I've a smattering of elemental strategy
You'll say a better Major-General has never sat a gee.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

AWW SHUCKS, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT

After all, what's another quarter billion...besides, you b'ys in Sin Jan's deserves it!

TIME TO CHECK THE CBC'S PRIVILEGE

Already costing taxpayers $1.04 billion in 2015 and facing rising competition, the CBC's fiscal burden is set to jump by $75 million in 2016 and $150 million in 2017. Regarding the higher price tag of the state broadcaster, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has deflected by saying that “believing in innovation is also believing in the talent and in the creativity of Canadians.” Apologists further contend this is necessary to save the CBC from "extinction."
 

LIBERALS APPEASING UNIONS

The federal Liberals say they'll roll back changes to public-sector bargaining brought in by the previous Conservative government.
 

NOTLEY'S INVASIVE CARBON TAX BILL

Bill 20, introduced Tuesday, is designed to give Notley’s government the legal power to hike taxes on heating bills and gas at the pumps to fund its new multibillion-dollar carbon levy, starting in 2017.
 

STARVING VENEZUELANS

A mob of starved Venezuelan residents in central Carabobo state stopped a truck full of powdered milk Monday night, looting its contents and setting parts of the truck on fire. Incidents like this, many caught on video, are occurring on a daily basis in the socialist nation as the government struggles to subdue protesters.

H CLINTON VIOLATED EMAIL RULES

In a detailed internal audit released Wednesday, the State Department watchdog found that Hillary Clinton disregarded federal records rules and cybersecurity guidelines by using a private email account and server.
State's inspector general found that Clinton compromised national security by flouting these rules, resulting in at least two attacks on her unsecured server.
 

THE USELESS UN

Fake world leader Ban Ki-moon is upset that real world leaders are busy.
 
 

STEEL WARS

Corrosion-resistant steel from China will face final U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties of up to 450 percent under the U.S. Commerce Department's latest clampdown on a glut of steel imports, the agency said on Wednesday.
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

QUEEN SOPHIE VISITS JAPAN

Are Canadian taxpayers paying for Sophie Gregoire Trudeau's designer clothes and accessories as well as the salary and expenses of "stylist" friend Jessica Mulroney?

WYNNE'S GREEN ENERGY FIASCO

The Liberal record on green energy has been a financial train wreck, as documented by the non-partisan Ontario auditor general.  The impact on electricity rates has been devastating, rising 80% between 2004 and 2014, with no end in sight.
 

MIGRANT CRIME WAVE IN GERMANY

A massive, migrant crime wave is surging across Germany according to figures buried in a new report released by the country’s Interior Ministry. The data reveals that without migrants considered, crime rates in Germany would have remained roughly static since 2014. But, in fact, the country recorded an extra 402,741 crimes committed by migrants
 

INVESTIGATING CLINTON CASH

Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation
 
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FIRE & HEALTH INSPECTIONS FOR FORT MCMURRAY

A mandatory evacuation order has been rescinded for the remaining oilsands camps in the Fort McMurray area that were evacuated last week.  Workers won't be able to return, however, until Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Health Services complete fire and health inspections to ensure occupant safety.
 
 

LISTEN UP JUNIOR

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is about to get an earful from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on what is by far the most vexing issue in Asia — China’s notorious Nine-Dash line and island building projects in the South China Sea and its other claims in the East China Sea.
 

KEEP THE PEACE AND BE OF GOOD BEHAVIOUR

The Canada Border Services Agency is looking into tracking detainees electronically, rather than keeping them in custody.  The CBSA has the oft-criticized — and largely unchecked — power to hold non-Canadians  in migrant detention centres indefinitely. There are usually about 600 “clients” in custody, according to the tender.
 

Monday, May 23, 2016

COUNTERING CHINA'S AGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR

President Obama lifted the decades-long U.S. arms embargo against Vietnam on Monday in an apparent effort to shore up the communist country's defenses against an increasingly aggressive China – though he faced criticism that the move takes away U.S. leverage to press for human rights freedoms.
 

SMOKE CLEARS OVER FORT MCMURRAY WILDFIRE

Rain and cooler temperatures have allowed firefighters to better assess the size of the Fort McMurray wildfire, and it’s bigger than previous estimates suggested.
The latest estimates peg the wildfire at 522,894 hectares on the Alberta side, and 2,496 hectares across the border into Saskatchewan,
 

SEEKING $330 MILLION FROM RUSSIA

The U.S. aviation lawyer who won compensation for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing and is now seeking $330 million from Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in 2014, says Russian President Vladimir Putin must be held responsible.
 
 

BRITAIN COULD LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Geert Wilders:  Britain voting to leave the European Union next month could trigger a wave of similar freedom movements across Europe and effectively “liberate” the continent.
 

BEYOND BOONDOGGLE: CALIFORNIA'S HIGH SPEED RAIL

California's high-speed rail project has seen its share of setbacks since President Obama included more than $2 billion in the stimulus bill for its construction.
But most of the delays have been the result of bureaucratic incompetence. And now, without having laid a single foot of track, the project has been delayed again.
 

SAMSUNG DEAL SHOULD HAVE BEEN TERMINATED

Newly unearthed documents suggest Ontario’s Liberal government could have saved hydro customers $1.5 billion by terminating an agreement with Samsung, but decided against it.
 
 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

WANTED: A CANADIAN WILLING TO WORK

Greg Foster used to hire locals for his 500-acre North Gower vegetable operation. But 11 years ago, he wanted to expand to bring his son Mel into the business and knew he wouldn’t be able to fill all the jobs on the farm.
“It was getting increasingly difficult to recruit and hire local people who wanted to work,” even when he paid as much as $18 per hour to pick beans four years ago, he said.
 

WYNNE'S HYPOCRACY

Parents at a Toronto school who had a big problem with Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum have been placated. So what’s special about this particular school?  It has to be big because the re-jigging of the sex-ed curriculum makes for a staggering retreat by the previously defiant Wynne Liberals who vowed they’d never back down to anyone who had problems with their new-and-improved sex-ed program.
 

POPE FRANCIS'S GRIP ON REALITY

The Pope has hailed the election of Sadiq Khan as “Muslim” mayor of London, claimed mass Muslim migration is “necessary” for Europe, and blamed Paris and Brussels for the attacks on European soil.
 

PROTECTING THE AMERICAN STEEL INDUSTRY

U.S. and European steel producers claim China is disrupting the global market and dumping its excess steel supply abroad.

CALLING BS ON SEA LEVEL RISE ALARMISM

Dr. Tim Ball:  Sea level rise and threats to small Pacific islands are back in the news, like the recent concern about five Pacific islands. Part of the alarmist strategy is that as the global warming claim loses traction, they resurrect stories that were successful in the past.
 

FENTANYL OVERTAKES HEROIN IN VANCOUVER

As government data tracks a spike of fentanyl across Canada, people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside say there is virtually no heroin left on the street after it has been pushed out by the cheaper and more potent fentanyl.

 

KISS YOUR GAS GOODBYE

The ambitious climate change initiative proposed by Liberal Environment Minister Glen Murray and exposed by the Globe and Mail is bound to come with a hefty bill, critics caution.
 

JUSTIN'S CHOICE

Justin Trudeau is perilously close to facing his first pipeline conundrum.  The federal Liberal government will have to decide which bloc of voters it wants to offend.
 
 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

LEARNING OUR CANADIAN LAWS

But on average, at least one Syrian woman a week is disclosing to them they are a victim of domestic violence.   
 
 

DOJ DIVERTS MILLIONS TO ACTIVISTS GROUPS

Hundreds of millions of dollars being funneled to political allies should be illegal and unconstitutional.  It is certainly unethical.  When executive departments can make up their own rules and use money received outside the appropriations process in any way they choose, we have a government that's out of control
 

MUSEUM OPENS; NOTHING INSIDE

The Palestinian Museum had been in the works since 1998, but has no exhibits. The museum cost $24 million. All it has to show for it are a few low sloping sandy buildings indistinguishable from the dirt and a “garden” of scraggly bushes and shrubs. The Palestinian Museum is open, but there’s nothing inside.
 
 

FAILURE OF SHAREHOLDER CLIMATE ACTIVISM

Prominent climate activist Bill McKibben is unhappy that fund managers seem to be putting profits ahead of action to curb climate change. 
 

B CLINTON'S FOOT IN HIS MOUTH

It is the Clinton campaign that has said something so outrageous that the prime minister of a faithful ally is demanding an apology, as is the foreign minister of another, and two domestic ethnic voting blocs are up in arms. Former US President Bill Clinton said that Poland and Hungary “have now decided Democracy is too much trouble, therefore “they want Putin-like leadership."
 

BEAR PROBLEM IN FORT MCMURRAY

“They’re just gluttons, really, they’re not savage beasts eating people; they’re after the rotten pizza in your freezer,” Lee Foote, a conservation biology professor at the University of Alberta, said Thursday. “They’re not after your children. You just don’t want to get in between them and that pizza.”
 

TRUDEAU STILL WILLING TO BANKROLL BOMBARDIER

There is little chance Canada will walk away from talks on offering aid to aircraft maker Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) because the government needs to secure good quality aerospace jobs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.  While Bombardier is no longer desperate for cash after a Quebec pension fund investment, it would like a cushion for operations next year as it burns through money while ramping up production.
 

MCCALLUM'S POLITICS OF DIVISION

Odd, then, that Liberal Immigration Minister John McCallum’s comment at a Senate committee hearing Wednesday that a “cultural element” may explain many Syrian refugees lining up at food banks attracted so little attention
 
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Friday, May 20, 2016

MONSEF'S DISPLAY OF INANITY

Liberal Minister of Democratic Institutions  Maryam Monsef’s point, if I understand it correctly, is that because a government 100 years ago expanded the political franchise without holding a prior vote, the Liberal government of today is justified in using its majority — earned by way of system of voting we are now to accept is deeply flawed — to steer the ship on a totally unrelated matter, because Parliament should work together.
 

LIBERALS DROP CONTROVERSIAL MOTION

The motion, if passed, would have taken away the right of all but Liberal cabinet ministers and parliamentary secretaries to decide when the House of Commons could wrap up for the day — or for the summer.
"I'm not going to forget it because it makes me uneasy to think they were willing to go that far, so quickly, merely because they came up against some opposition," Ambrose said.  "That's not in the spirit of collaboration."
 
 

NEB GIVES APPROVAL FOR TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION

The National Energy Board says the contentious $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in Canada's best interests, despite increased greenhouse gas emissions and threats to killer whales off British Columbia's coast.
 

LIBERALS REFUSE TO COMMENT ON THE POLL

The poll, conducted exclusively for Global News by Ipsos Public Affairs, found 73 per cent of respondents “agree” (37 per cent strongly/36 per cent somewhat) that the Liberals shouldn’t make any changes to the country’s voting system without a national referendum first.
 

INFILTRATION, BRIBERY, EXTORTION & TERROR

Islam and the Four Horses of the Apocalypse
 
 

ORDERING ETHICS CLASSES FOR LAWYERS

A federal judge has ordered Obama administration lawyers to undergo ethics training after they knowingly and repeatedly misrepresented the implementation dates for executive amnesty in both oral and written offerings to the court.
 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

TRUDEAU NEEDS ANGER MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

What would we be charged with had we acted like PM Trudeau?  Video reviews of the PM's temper tantrum in the House of Commons.

HIGH TIME FOR RURAL ONTARIANS TO GET OFF THEIR ARSES

Wynne's Liberal Ontario government plans to phase out natural gas for home heating conflicts with their promise for rural gas infrastructure expansion.  You can't have it both ways.  The proposition was spelled out in a document on the government's proposed Climate Change Action Plan that was leaked earlier this week.  Speculation has it the information may have been leaked as a guage of people's reaction - a trial balloon.  It's time for Ontario's farmers and rural residents to get out the ack-ack guns.  It's  time for all the farm organizations to finally acknowledge that this Liberal government holds rural Ontario in absolute contempt.  Get off your arses and fight for your own existence. 
 

STIFLING DEMOCRACY THE LIBERAL WAY

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals said they’d do politics differently. Looks like they were true to their words... they’re doing it worse than before. And they need to back down.
“Even Conservatives on their worst days never tried to stifle democracy the way the Liberals are doing today,” NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said in the House of Commons Wednesday, responding to the government’s changes to procedural rules around debates.
 

UNITE THE RIGHT IN ALBERTA

Alberta NDP strategists will be rubbing their hands in delight. Their party must still be considered a longshot to win re-election in 2019. But in the last month, their chances of winning a second term have probably doubled. This is partly because of things the Notley government has done, but mostly because Alberta’s two right-of-centre parties are too boned-headed to merge.
 
 

DRAMA IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

And it is this bit of pageantry that led the prime minister to be accused on Wednesday night of manhandling a fellow MP and elbowing another in the chest.
 

WYNNE'S GREEN INSANITY AFFECTING ALBERTA'S NG MARKET

At first, it feels like another nail in the coffin for Alberta natural gas producers. Ontario, with its pending climate change plan, looks set to turn away from natural gas for home heating.
 

FOREST FIRES STILL BURNING NEAR FORT MCMURRAY

The Fort McMurray wildfire in northern Alberta is carving a new path of destruction, destroying an oilsands camp while racing eastward toward more industry sites.  The fire, which has become known as "the beast," has grown by a staggering 57,000 hectares in the last 24 hours, consuming 423,000 hectares of boreal forest as of Wednesday morning.
 

PREMIER CLARK WANTS LNG APPROVAL

So it's clear where Clark's pitch to federal officials is heading, even if she denies there's linkage between pipeline approvals, LNG and interprovincial hydro sales.
 

BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE

Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the head of the country's property insurance industry group said on Wednesday.
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LIBERALS GIVE $80MILLION TO TEACHERS' UNIONS

Ontario's auditor general says the Liberal government has given teachers' unions more than $80 million since 2000, about a quarter of that with "no strings attached."

PATRICK BROWN'S PRIORITIES

Next week in Vancouver, Patrick Brown, the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, will speak to a group of gay, lesbian and transgender Tories about equality and how it doesn’t matter who you love.  The very next day, he will speak to another group, telling them that climate change is a threat, man-made, and he’s got a solution to combat it.
 
 

PROTECTING ENDANGERED SPECIES

When David Parker returned home from vacation with his wife this month, he discovered a new upstairs neighbour making a heck of racket — and a mess — in his attic.
What’s worse, the terrible tenant won’t pay rent, won’t talk and, most frustratingly, can’t even be evicted.
 
 

WHEN GOV'T WANTS TO ACQUIRE YOUR LAND

A landowners’ group came out swinging Tuesday against Alberta’s transportation minister over his claims the provincial government has already entered negotiations to acquire properties west of Calgary to make way for a 2,400-hectare dry reservoir in Springbank. 
 

WYNNE INCAPABLE OF LEARNING FROM MISTAKES

What this really is, is central planning run amok by a government that has shown through its multi-billion-dollar wind and solar boondoggle, billion-dollar-smart meters fiasco and $1.1 billion cancelled gas plants scandal, that it has no idea of what it’s doing on the energy file.
 

SELF-INFLICTED PROBLEMS AT THE TSA

“The TSA has a high turnover rate for their screeners, which is not good for morale and is not good for security.”  But perhaps even worse is TSA’s penchant for directing its ever-increasing budget into the wrong areas.
 
 

ENFORCING QUOTAS LOWERS ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Have we finally come to the emperor-has-no-clothes moment when it comes to quotas, or as they are euphemistically known, “affirmative action”?  There are grounds for hope, as the chancellor of Oxford University, on everyone’s list of the most prestigious universities in the world, speaks truth to PC power,
 
 

PROTECTING THE CORE RIGHT OF SELF-DEFENCE

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that Washington D.C.'s restrictive conceal carry rules are "probably" unconstitutional and ordered District police to stop enforcing the rule that requires an applicant to show "good reason" for needing to conceal a firearm.
 
 

EXPOSING IRAN

No matter how much spin the Obama administration attempts to place on the merits of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and no matter how much it attempts to cover its tracks, it cannot hide the fact that the Islamic Republic is a pernicious regime that cannot be trusted and represents a malignancy that sooner or later will have to be confronted.
 

JUSTICE AGAINST SPONSORS OF TERRORISM ACT

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.
 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SOROS BUYING INTO BARRICK GOLD

Billionaire George Soros cut his firm’s investments in U.S. stocks by more than a third in the first quarter and bought a $264 million stake in the world’s biggest bullion producer Barrick Gold Corp.
 

CENSORING HUMOUR

Ward, a comedian famous for having been targeted by the Quebec Human Rights Commission for once daring to tell a joke, was set to perform at the Le Gala les Olivier comedy awards on May 15.  He was to act in a brief sketch mocking “political correctness and censorship”, but inadvertently found himself being censored
 
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BEATING UNION BULLIES

Just imagine if we had some people with little to do who could help pick up that litter and take part in civic beautification programs like graffiti-removal? Oh, wait. We do!
 

HURLING ONTARIANS INTO ENERGY POVERTY

Now, Wynne’s strategy is to have businesses and homeowners replace relatively inexpensive natural gas heat with exorbitantly expensive electrical heat, generated by an electricity system that will increasingly have to rely on more natural gas to produce the increased amount of electricity required
 

SANITIZING CHIARELLI

When editors at Hansard scratched the word “pees” from a question period transcript earlier this month, they raised concerns about how far should the service go in cleansing what MPPs say.
 
 

MOCKING STUPIDITY

As Canada’s Environment Minister pushes forward plans to dramatically cut carbon emissions, she is lashing out at “gender climate deniers” who fail to acknowledge that in a warming world, women fare worse.
Such people are a “grouchy subcategory” of climate deniers, Catherine McKenna said after hearing from outraged critics on social media who mocked the notion that “climate change is sexist.”
 

LIBERALS SENT SCRAMBLING

And Andrew Scheer, the Conservative House leader, said the lack of Liberals in Parliament suggests a lack of respect for the House. “I think we already know they’re looking to get rid of Fridays. Now we see they don’t even take Monday mornings very seriously either,” he said.
 

WYNNE'S GREEN INSANITY

Ontario’s energy and auto industries say they were surprised by the province’s ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gases, warning that it will drive up home heating costs by as much as $3,000 for homeowners, and that auto makers will not produce enough electric cars to meet its targets.
 
 

Monday, May 16, 2016

US-CANADA LUMBER WARS

By mid-October, the U.S. Lumber Coalition — a.k.a. The Coalition to those who have spent their lives in the trenches of softwood lumber battles — will be able to file new anti-dumping and countervailing duty complaints against Canadian softwood lumber exports
 
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CANADA'S OWN CONE OF SILENCE

In order to review, monitor and scrutinize the activities of the country’s most secret national security organizations including CSIS, the RCMP, the CSE, and the CBSA, Parliament’s first all-party National Security Oversight Committee will require dedicated secure facilities that match the “top secret RCMP signals-intelligence standards” to hold meetings, transmit, and store information
 

WYNNE'S $7BILLION CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

The Ontario government will spend more than $7-billion over four years on a sweeping climate change plan that will affect every aspect of life – from what people drive to how they heat their homes and workplaces – in a bid to slash the province’s carbon footprint.
 
 

WYNNE'S CLIMATE CULT

Liberals ignore reason, logic and even warnings from allies that their cap-and-trade bill is a disaster
 
 

FIGHTING FOR ACADEMIC SANITY

Students complained about the course content on a Facebook page called UAlberta Confessions which has hundreds of comments about Education 211, (Aboriginal Educational Context Engagement), mostly negative.
Students complained about instructor’s suggesting white people can’t be marginalized, can’t experience racism and that aboriginals are incapable of being racist.
 

I SEE NO SCIENCE IN YOUR BACKGROUND

The dodgy scientists who wrote to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that RICO laws be used to prosecute climate skeptics just got even more badly screwed.
 

VENEZUELA: SOCIALISM'S TOXICITY

There is a real possibility of starvation, horrendous political violence, and mass suffering in a nation that holds the world’s largest oil reserves.  Socialism’s toxicity has never been more tellingly demonstrated than in Venezuela, which is rich in natural resources, but falling apart, threatening to become another North Korea, all in the name of socialism.
 
 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

IN ONTARIO, ALL THE POOR FOLK ARE SINGING...

♫ Oh where, oh where, has Paddy Brown gone?
    Oh where, oh where, could he be?
    While our hydro bills soar
    And our jobs disappear
    Oh where, oh where, could he be? ♫

TRUDEAU'S REFUGEE RUSH FAILS YAZIDIS

Since the beginning of Trudeau’s refugee rush, we’ve been lied to repeatedly about many aspects of this flawed plan. At an immigration committee meeting we heard some shocking details of the most egregious failure of all. 
 

MAKING KATHLEEN'S DREAMS COME TRUE

Hamilton councillors who are having second thoughts on spending $1billion on the light-rail transit project are talking about using the provincial funding for other transit and infrastructure needs for the city. But the Ontario Ministry of Transportation is saying Hamilton has to use the money on the LRT.
 
 

CANADA DOES NOT NEED CITIZENS OF CONVENIENCE

Three of the Liberals’ amendments cause the former citizenship judge the most concern. They are: reducing the amount of time spent in Canada before applying for citizenship; limiting the requirement to speak one of the two official languages; and, eliminating the “intent to reside” provision.
 

CHANGING THE RULES WHEN YOU'RE IN CHARGE

Winning political parties talk a far better game about encouraging grassroots democracy than they play.  Just ask Wynne.

THE ELECTRIC CIRCUIT

A subsidiary of Hydro Quebec was selected by the Government of Ontario to set up  public charging infrastructure (14 stations) for electric cars along Hwy# 401, 416, 417 and 17, plus 8 charging stations in Ottawa, by 2017.

AMERICAN FARMLAND VALUES

Plunge most in 30 years.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

HOW YA LIKE THOSE LIBERAL'S NOW URBAN ONTARIO


Liberal Minister for Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray  to eliminate natural gas as a fuel in Ontario.  Industry officials estimate that switching homes from natural gas to electric heat will cost each Ontario household $3,000 more each year.  Approximately 62 per cent of Ontario homes use natural gas for heating.

ASSESSING THE TRADE-OFF IN CONSUMER BARGAINS

Somehow, helping these overseas workers displays social responsibility but shunning $15.00 shirts made in rural Alabama in favor of the $5.00 version from China is celebrated by economists as marketplace “sophistication.” 
 

VENEZUELA COLLAPSING

Venezuela saw a new wave of looting this week that resulted in at least two deaths, countless wounded, and millions of dollars in losses and damages. According to Panampost, on Wednesday morning, a crowd sacked the Maracay Wholesale Market in the central region.  
 

PM FLUFF TRUDEAU STRUGGLES WITH THE SERIOUS

We’re six months into the Trudeau era and the world — bless it — is still wetting itself over Justin Trudeau. The latest hosannah came from the political masterminds at Marie Claire UK, who last month branded Trudeau “Mr. Hotsticks.”  Early attempts at Trudeau statesmanship in times of trouble have fallen a bit flat.
 

PROJECTED FEDERAL DEFICIT OF $200B BY 2021

Given the government’s rapidly evolving deficit and debt targets, the study, Moving Targets: Re-estimating Federal Deficits and Debt-to-GDP through 2020/21, spotlights the federal government five-year budget plan and raises questions about the government’s fiscal targets.
 

BOMBARDIER THINKS IT CONTROLS NEGOTIATIONS

The Canadian government is pushing Bombardier Inc.’s founding family to loosen control of the aerospace company and issue $1 billion in new stock, triggering a standstill in talks over a federal aid package, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
 

ONTARIO GOV'T TO EXPAND GREENBELT OF GTA & HAMILTON

Greenbelt expansion is a very costly way to address road congestion, infrastructure needs, or climate change. To support Greater Toronto’s growth, policymakers should carefully select infrastructure investments, control operating costs, and institute user fees and more efficient taxation wherever possible.
 

CLINTON CASH

Eye-popping speaking fees for Bill -- $250,000, $500,000, even $750,000 a pop -- and millions upon millions directed to the Clinton Foundation and its offshoots. Where was the money coming from? Did they actually find his "wisdom" that valuable?
 
 

Friday, May 13, 2016

ENFORCING GREEN ENERGY IN ONTARIO

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet is set to thrash out the Ontario government’s sweeping Climate Change Action Plan amid tensions between several ministers over how far the plan should go.
 

ANOTHER WYNNE NOSE STRETCHER

Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario government policy has never been influenced by wealthy donors who paid up to $10,000 to attend intimate dinners and cocktail receptions with herself and various members of cabinet.
 

WYNNE'S PRIORITIES

In recent weeks following the devastating news to parents of severely autistic kids — namely that highly effective Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBI) would no longer be funded past the age of five — the province continued to heap largesse at a variety of causes, some well beyond Ontario’s jurisdiction.
 

CANADIAN NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY IN PERIL

Postmedia Network CEO Paul Godfrey warned MPs Thursday that the newspaper industry in Canada is in peril and urgently needs some form of government help.
 
 

THE POLITICS OF GDP GROWTH

Looking at the just released GDP scorecard for the provinces, a healthy economy is no guarantee that an incumbent politician will find favour with voters.
 
 
 

SUPPORTING YOUR OWN DESTRUCTION

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is urging the provincial government to delay the implementation of its cap-and-trade plan for one year, saying key questions remain unanswered.
"We are supportive of this climate change initiative, we just need to be mindful of what it's going to actually take to implement," O'Dette said.
 
 

ONTARIO TEACHERS' MATH FAIL

Teachers' math phobia, which faculties of education across North America view as a "huge problem," are seen as one factor in Ontario's falling student math scores, especially in grade school, where most teachers have a liberal-arts background and have not studied math since high school.
 

JUDGE AWARDS ONTARIO INMATES

An Ontario judge has awarded $85,000 to two inmates after ruling their Charter rights were violated by staffing-related lockdowns at a Milton jail — a move lawyers say could open the door to a class-action lawsuit against the province.
 

ANTI-AMERICANISM IS THE FOREIGN POLICY OF FOOLS

Democratic foreign policy is animated by political careerism and the conviction that American power is the problem. Beyond that lies a deep and abiding ignorance of the actual conflicts and issues abroad.
 

ISRAEL'S SUCCESS

The Israel Defense Forces uncovered and destroyed nearly three-dozen terror tunnels, some of which extended deep into Israel. These tunnels were designed for ghoulish mega attacks aimed at killing and capturing as many civilians as possible and at least one tunnel was found lurking beneath an Israeli kindergarten.
 

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IGNORING THE LAW

A federal district court held Thursday that the Obama administration’s payments to insurance companies under Obamacare are unconstitutional, since Congress has declined to pass spending bills funding those payments.
 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY UPDATE

Workers for one of the largest oil sands companies affected by a wildfire in northern Canada will begin returning to the shuttered facilities on Thursday, a union official said, the latest indication the key petroleum production area was slowly coming back online.
 
 

ONTARIO LIBERALS THUMBING THEIR NOSES AT ELECTORATE

In short, Matthews is saying the government can kick an elected official from office and when you ask for evidence to support that action, the response is “There, there. Don’t worry your pretty head. The grown-ups are talking.”
 

THE ARROGANT EGOTISTICAL SUZUKI

But now, Patrick Moore says, Suzuki "is the geneticist who's against genetics, because he is against all the genetic sciences we've developed to improve our food and medicine."
 

IS ISLAMOPHOBIA ACCELERATING GLOBAL WARMING?

Prof. Hage, of the University of Melbourne, apparently presented a lecture today at MIT, which explored the links between Islamophobia and Global Warming. The U of M is making quite a name for itself, exploring unusual climate related themes, such as a 2014 attack on democracy, which discussed why Democratic freedom paralyses efforts to combat climate change, and how to restructure government, to maintain the flow of green subsidies when climate skeptics win elections.
 
 

FREE REIN TO SPEW LIES

The greatest exporters of Islamic terrorism moralize at the Munich Security Conference.
 
 

SOPHIE'S STRUGGLES

The Prime Minister’s Office is exploring various options – including hiring a second staffer – after Sophie GrĂ©goire Trudeau publicly complained she is struggling to deal with the workload that comes with her duties.
 

PLANNED FAILURE OF NEW VOTING SYSTEM

If only based on the calendar, there is no time to both bring a new voting system to a referendum and put it in place for the next federal election.
 

ONTARIO PLANS TO CONTROL SUBURBAN SPRAWL

Skyrocketing GTA home prices are the result of supply failing to meet demand, and the province’s proposed new measures to curb sprawl by imposing zoning and land use requirements on municipalities will make things even worse.
 

$475M CLAIM OVER OFF-SHORE WINDFARMS

Canadian taxpayers are facing a $475-million free-trade claim from an American company that alleges the Ontario government invented scientific pretexts to stop wind farms in the Great Lakes.
 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WHITE HOUSE SPIN

The willingness of the media to consume and disseminate the inaccurate information given them has long been known, but the full extent to which the media was spun has now been revealed.  
 

REJECTIING THE HIJAB AT MILITARY SCHOOL

“The standardization of cadets in apparel, overall appearance, actions and privileges is essential to the learning goals and objectives of the college,” said Citadel president Lt. Gen. John Rosa, as reported by Fox Carolina. “This process reflects an initial relinquishing of self during which cadets learn the value of teamwork to function as a single unit.”
 

OBAMA: SUCCESS DUE TO LUCK

In his commencement speech to the graduating class at Howard University last weekend, President Obama excused crime in the African American community as something fostered by an “unfair and unjust” system.  He also said successful people were “just lucky” and hinted they didn’t make their success; “It wasn’t nothin’ you did,” he insisted.  Guess that applies to him as well.
 

ANOTHER BLOW FOR FORT MAC?

Groveling Green Oil Execs meet with Notley.
"Albertans voted for change and we are prepared to work with the new government to explore and embrace the best change possible," CAPP president Tim McMillan said in a news release.
and...
"...representatives from Suncor, Shell, Cenovus and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. spoke in support of the (carbon tax) plan..."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

THE WIND GODS MUST BE ANGRY

$32 million in contractor liens levied against wind turbine leaseholders
"One Superior Court Certificate, dated June 5, 2015, names the wind turbine sub-contractor as plaintiff and 21 property owners as defendants. Also the general contractor, four wind turbine companies, one national bank, two credit unions, Farm Credit Canada and Farm Credit Corporation are included on the list as defendants. These actions could present significant financial risk to the landowners involved. "

Now, let's hope there are a few solar panel sub-contractors who get the same idea....

MORE DISAPPEARED EMAILS

The State Department says that emails from Bryan Pagliano, the man who set up Hillary Clinton's private email server and who served as Clinton's IT expert while she was secretary of State, have gone missing. They say they are continuing to look for them.
 

FACEBOOK CENSORING CONSERVATIVE NEWS

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project.
 

Monday, May 9, 2016

PANAMA PAPERS EXPOSES SHADOWY NETWORK

A sprawling industry of tax avoidance professionals — lawyers, financial planners, bankers and accountants — make a living advising the rich how and where to find places to lighten, or even eliminate, their tax responsibilities in Canada.
 
 

LOSS OF FORT MCMURRAY OIL PRODUCTION

Oil rose on Monday after Canada's most destructive wildfire in recent memory knocked out over a million barrels in daily production capacity, but caution among investors prevented a return to late April's 2016 price highs.
 

FORT MCMURRAY

Photos of the fire ravaged Alberta city.
 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

FROM RUSSIA

With love.

HILLARY'S LIES

An amazing 13 minute compilation of Hillary Clinton’s lies in public offers us the opportunity to examine in detail her “tells” when she lies.
 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

Staff at the Edmonton International Airport scrambled to accommodate more than 300 unscheduled flights from north of Fort McMurray this week in what must be the largest emergency airlift in Alberta history.
 

THOSE GENEROUS AMERICAN TAXPAYERS

The US Government is concerned that huge taxpayer underwritten loan guarantees for renewable energy projects aren’t producing the results they want, so they have decided to step up the effort to give away money, by offering free cash and work space to projects which are too “high risk” to attract investment from venture capitalists, or qualify for other green funding schemes
 
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BEGGING FOR FUNDS ON MOTHERS' DAY

This Mother’s Day, make a gift of just $2 to Climate Reality and help us share powerful stories of climate hope and solutions with people everywhere. These are the stories that inspire action. The stories that move millions and ultimately change the way the world thinks about and acts to solve climate change.
 

RATES OF RETURN FOR CPP

The Fraser Institute: Based on the model employed in this paper (which assumes workers retire at age 65), the real rates of return enjoyed by Canadian workers from their CPP retirement benefits ranged from an incredible 45.5 percent in 1969 to just 3.6 percent in 2015.
 

RACIST TREES

Finney claims that Theodore Roosevelt’s vision of preserving beautiful natural landscapes was rooted in “privilege”. Or as Fearn put it, “Preserving wild places is a white concept, going back to Rome.”
 

PRESIDENT FAILURE'S CATASTROPHIC DIPLOMACY

Bill Whittle is back with another Firewall video. From the petty -- such as the President's buttinsky remarks regarding Britain and the EU -- to the tragic -- his failure to support the 2009 Iranian revolution -- Barack Obama and his "Smart Diplomacy" have been an absolute catastrophe for the United States and her allies, and a huge boon to those countries that wish us harm. 
 

FORT MCMURRAY UPDATE

The fire that has already prompted the evacuation of 88,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray was on its way to doubling in size on Saturday, the seventh day of what is expected to be the costliest natural disaster in Canada's history.
 

INSTRUCTIONS ON DEMOCRACY FROM A SAUDI PRINCE

A Saudi prince has urged Americans not to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming general election. Turki al-Faisal, who served as Saudia Arabia’s ambassador to the US from 2005 to 2007, spoke against the presumptive Republican nominee during a foreign policy dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday.
 

ELOQUENT POLITICIANS

Polibabble consists of three categories; deceit, confusion, and plain stupidity.
Master them and you’ll always find a place for yourself in Parliament, legislatures, city councils and school boards.
 

FORCING WYNNE'S CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORMS

I suppose the most appropriate response to Kathleen Wynne’s package of campaign finance reforms is: better late than never.   Still, lax as these reforms may be, they are the purest spring water next to the stewing cesspool that is British Columbia’s campaign finances. Like Wynne, Premier Christy Clark has been discovered lately taking thousands of dollars from well-heeled donors at private fundraisers.
 

WYNNE POINTS THE FINGER

 Craitor claimed that the allegations were "unfounded and unsubstantiated."
"They were not true. The sexual harassment complaints took me completely by surprise and caught me off guard and shocked me,"
 

Friday, May 6, 2016

FROM THE HALLS OF HALLOWED HYPOCRITES...

Tell ya what el Papa...I'll match your Vatican intake one for one...
Francis, the Buck Nun in Chief, lectures European Leaders to "tear down migrant fences"...
h/t Manitouwadge

Thursday, May 5, 2016

JUST ANOTHER OPP INVESTIGATION RE LIBERALS

The legislature was seized by the news that the Ontario Liberal government is facing another investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police into the alleged deletions of documents about cancelling a big electricity deal, this time for an offshore wind farm in Lake Ontario near Kingston.
 
 

WYNNE'S DOUBLE STANDARDS

Kathleen Wynne won’t budge on naming Liberal MPPs in sex harassment incidents
 
 

THE COMPASSION OF ELIZABETH MAY

Instead of trying to help, the Green Party is blaming the Fort McMurray fire on climate change.
 
 

HELPING FORT MCMURRAY

The Rebel is raising $100,000 to help rebuild Fort McMurray after devastating wild fires
 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CO2 EMISSIONS FAIL IN EU DESPITE BILLIONS SPENT

According to the Institute of German Business (IW) the cost of Germany’s once highly touted “Energiewende” (transition to green energy) will soar to a whopping €31 billion ($35 billion) in 2016 alone, thus further burdening the already ailing German consumer The Energiewende is morphing into a central planning folly of the scale matched only by the Venezuelan Chavez communists
 
 

FEEDING THE PIGS AT THE TROUGH

Organizations looking for a great return on investment should consider donating to the Ontario Liberal Party. The province’s teachers unions, which have donated nearly $800,000 to the Liberals directly and millions more in partisan attack ads through the Working Families coalition, can speak to the benefits of such an investment.
 

Q: WHAT DO YOU CALL A DOZEN CITIZENSHIP REVOCATIONS?

A:  A pretty pathetic start, that's what.  From the files of The Blindingly Obvious, this:
Immigration officials are looking at revoking the Canadian citizenship of about a dozen people after the auditor general found the government isn't doing enough to root out fraud in the citizenship system.

CANADA'S DEBT MAP

If Canadians really understood the scale of Canada's public debt they would be hoarding their money in anticipation of future tax hikes,
 

TORIES STUCK ON THIS "BALANCED BUDGET THING"

Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his weasel words, telling us the Liberals are making this country better for our children and grandchildren.
 

FORT MCMURRAY EVACUATION

Fort McMurray’s more than 80,000 residents have been ordered to flee the oilsands city after a massive wildfire, fuelled by soaring temperatures and tinder-dry forest, broached the city limits.
 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

EUROPE UNRAVELS

France

Germany 

Turkey

German Media

A LAISSEZ-FAIRE ATTITUDE WON'T DO

In France, the Muslim owner of a Bordeaux grocery store has just been given a fine and a two-month jail sentence for having posted a notice on his shop window assigning different shopping days for men and women. Should we feel satisfied with this outcome?
 

418% INCREASE IN ONARIO HYDRO RATES WITH LIBERALS IN CHARGE

Since learning of Wynne’s big push for electric cars and seeing a news story in the Globe & Mail about a confidential Liberal plan to create a giant new bureaucracy that will change the way Ontarians use energy, the hydro rip-off is all starting to make sense
 

THE TOTAL GALL OF BOMBARDIER

“Chutzpah” — Bombardier says Liberals’ bailout offer not good enough.
 
 

FAILING GRADE TO CITIZENSHIP GRANTING PROCESS

People with serious criminal records and others using potentially phoney addresses are among those who managed to secure Canadian citizenship, thanks to a system that doesn't do enough to root out fraud, the auditor general has found.