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  1. Agree, however I don't know why you would be just concerned about Roxam Road with an estimated 80 people going ONE way, when you have over a thousand people daily going BOTH ways between Canada (mostly YVR) and the place where this started...China.
  2. Justin Trudeau: Canada’s National Disaster Very few countries have been spared the COVID-19 catastrophe. Thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s late and inadequate response to the threat, Canada’s number of infected grows daily. Much like Obama’s delayed response to the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, no decisive action was taken to combat the coronavirus until this week, two and a half months after it was blatantly obvious we had a highly contagious new virus loose in the world. As of this writing, our borders have finally been closed to non-Canadian citizens—but with exceptions: permanent residents, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens. “Family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents will also be allowed to come home,” said Trudeau. One can readily see where the loophole is that vitiates Trudeau’s pronouncements. The Vancouver Sun reports that over 40 percent of Metro Vancouver residents are of Asian heritage, of whom approximately half are of Chinese origin. They are free until further restrictions to travel from China to Canada. There are cheap, direct flights from Beijing and Hong Kong to Vancouver, Canada’s western portal to the orient. Clearly, Vancouver, where my wife and I have recently moved, is waiting to explode with the disease, as did Milan, which hosts the largest Chinese community in Italy—the administrative region of northern Lombardy was the source of the Italian infection. As Time reports on the Italian situation, “The first case of local transmission was a 38-year-old man who is believed to have become infected after meeting regularly with someone who had recently been to China…His wife subsequently tested positive as did someone who came into contact with the man while engaging in recreational activities.” Patients include “a Chinese couple from Wuhan and an Italian citizen who was recently repatriated from Wuhan.” None of this is surprising. Vancouver may well be a city on the way to becoming Milan, and the province of British Columbia a Lombardy in the wings. Just today, as I write, 83 new cases have been reported. Trudeau, a virtue-signaler from the egg, will not move a finger if it offends the Canadian left and exposes him to the false charge of racism. Travel from China should be immediately prohibited for all our sakes—and indeed, should have been banned months ago, as did Trump as far back as January. There is no question of sinophobia here, despite the profusion of Chinese bots protesting the term “China virus” and the political correctness of the collaborating left, but merely of an initiative to save Canadian lives, regardless of race or creed or gender. Nonetheless, Chinese, as well as non-Chinese citizens and residents traveling from China, are currently exempt from the ban. But there is more to the issue than the Chinese connection. Illegal migrants continue to pour across the Quebec border at the infamous Roxham Road crossing. As the CBC informs us, we are witnessing “families and single travelers from Pakistan, Turkey, Yemen, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Eritrea, as well as a Palestinian family…Some arrived with what appeared to be fresh baggage tags from overseas flights into New York. Others had made their way north from Mexico, South and Central America.” We can only guess at the nature and extent of the infectious diseases that are crossing the border with them, including the coronavirus. Trudeau’s all-are-welcome syndrome only serves to disguise his lack of political sobriety, insight, and mental acumen. Obviously, from the standpoint of our progressivist prime minister, it would be an act of outright bigotry and discrimination to shut the crossing to the needy and deprived streaming illegally into the country—after all, as he likes to parrot that ludicrous bromide, “diversity is Canada’s strength.” Whatever Canadian citizens may suffer from the congestion—sickness, overcrowded hospitals, vandalism, a strain on the economy—is of little consequence. Like a sanctuary state, we are the world’s asylum. Apparently, we owe our compassionate prime minister a vote of gratitude for his farsighted tenderheartedness. In any event, the good news is that the pandemic will eventually peak, decline and disappear. The bad news is that Justin Trudeau will still be with us.
  3. Mike Smith from the WetCoast's Province newspaper had a pretty good article on the subject... Opinion: Would the blockaders really have the nerve to look pro-pipeline First Nations in the eye and tell them to cancel a project that has brought them hope for a better life? The angry mob that surrounded the B.C. legislature on Tuesday had a plan to “shut down the government” as a way to show their displeasure with the Coastal GasLink pipeline. They did not succeed, although they did manage to rough a few people up, spit on at least one legislature staffer, temporarily block the media from doing their jobs, and generally annoy and inconvenience everyone they confronted. Many of the protesters didn’t even appear to know what the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute is about. Several told me they would keep fighting against the Alberta oilsands. Just a few problems there: The pipeline is being built to move natural gas, not oil. And the gas comes from B.C., not Alberta. It’s a critical point, since a key reason the project has attracted so much Indigenous support is because many First Nations are more comfortable with natural gas, which would evaporate into the atmosphere in case of a spill or rupture. But such distinctions seemed lost on a crowd of protesters who claimed to be standing in solidarity the Wet’suwet’en people in their pipeline fight. Some problems there, too: The elected band council of the Wet’suwet’en support the pipeline and signed a benefit-sharing agreement with the company. So has every other First Nation along the pipeline route. The protesters have chosen to side with five hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs who oppose the project in their traditional territory. But why anti-pipeline protesters think they can defeat this project by blocking roads, bridges, highways, ports, railway tracks and public buildings is a failure of strategic logic and common sense. First of all, you don’t get public support by angering the public. All you manage to do is turn the public against you. And if the protesters think these tactics will force governments to cancel the project, they are sorely mistaken. If anything, the protests will spur the federal and provincial governments to keep building a pipeline that is popular with the public and the First Nations directly impacted by it. As I watched the protesters verbally abuse people just trying to go to work on Monday, I wondered whether any of them would have the guts to do the same thing to impoverished Indigenous people seeking a way out of poverty. The 20 First Nations backing the pipeline represent 13,000 Indigenous British Columbians, many of them working on the project. The pipeline company has awarded $620 million in contracts to Indigenous businesses. One of the most inspiring is a 700-worker accommodation facility built in partnership with the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation on the site of a former residential school. Building a new project that will bring the community income and jobs on a site that caused so much pain in the past was hailed as a “symbolic turning point” when the development opened last month. Would the blockaders really have the nerve to look those people in the eye and tell them to cancel a project that has brought them hope for a better life? Not a chance. Much easier to curse and insult a bunch of city dwellers who have nothing to do with a pipeline project that won’t be stopped.
  4. That’s ridiculous. Everyone knows that if Trump was to sell a state, it would be California.
  5. Dems in despair. Chris Bedford nails it. Scroll through to 10:53 for Bedford...although everything prior is relative as well.
  6. 11,000 SCIENTISTS? JUST KIDDING Earlier this week, the world’s news media reported breathlessly that 11,000 scientists had issued a report contending that the Earth faces a “climate emergency.” NBC News, to cite just one example, described a “study” produced by an “international consortium of more than 11,000 scientists.” This screen shot of a Google search illustrates the coverage: Actually, there was no study, there was just a press release. And it wasn’t 11,000 scientists, it was 11,000 random people who put their names on a web page. But today’s reporters are so biased and so incompetent that when it comes to “climate change,” they will swallow anything. This video by Canada’s Ezra Levant is a little long, but it makes the point very well. Another day, another global warming fraud:
  7. An argument can be made for MORE carbon in the atmosphere. Great video from Patrick Moore:
  8. Great video, sums it up rather well imho. JUNK CLIMATE SCIENCE This twelve-minute video by Tony Heller of Real Climate Science, released just yesterday, does a great job of exposing the deceptive use of data on which climate alarmism depends. Heller begins with the National Climate Assessment that recently went out to journalists and policymakers. It included a set of charts and graphs that superficially seemed to support the claim that we are experiencing alarming changes in the Earth’s climate, as summed up in this graphic. Click to enlarge: One funny thing, though: One of these graphs begins in 1960, another in 1979, another in 1983, and so on. If you are trying to show the effects of “climate change” in a scientific way, shouldn’t you use the same starting point for all of the phenomena (arctic sea ice, wildfires, heat waves, etc.) you are attributing to “climate change”? Well, sure. Unless you are committing fraud. One of the things I learned in my many years of evaluating data for professional purposes was that what a line graph “proves” depends largely on where you choose to begin it. Here is the video. You will find it eye-opening:
  9. Rex Murphy weighs in... If Stephen Harper had boot-blacked his face on any day of his life, once discovered the very next morning he’d find himself on a flimsy raft off Patagonia. In his perilous wake would be a school of sharks hired by the Liberal party to hunt him down for lunch, and the respectable elements of the Canadian media offering GPS support, and hourly updates on his location, to the sharks. >>>>> Greatest mystery comment on the whole affair: I read yesterday that one “expert” on blackface offered as prima facie fact that “blackface is as Canadian as hockey.” A tad overzealous in the cause perhaps? Hockey’s cultural primacy gave us Tim Hortons. So if blackface is as Canadian as hockey, where are the “blackface” coffee shops? Pure nonsense and special pleading on tottering stilts.
  11. On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.
  12. Global Warming Update: The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922. As reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post — 88 years ago!