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  1. More like a Political Circus . ” The Trudeau government spent nearly $120,000 on tickets to events, concerts and galas in only six months time during 2019. Nearly $10,000 (roughly $247 each) was spent on bringing 35 foreign investors to see the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, as well as tickets for Bryan Adams concert tickets for the Canadian ambassador to Serbia. The Liberals tallied up a total of $118,700 on tickets for fundraisers, film festivals, and Roughriders games, according to a new breakdown released following a Conservative Party order paper submitted. Global Affairs Canada calls the bills spending put towards “cultural diplomacy.”
  2. The very first thing our man child Trudeau did in 2016 was to bend over with a bar of soap in his hands as he repealed the accountability act towards Native spending. They have been washing regularly ever since. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/first-nations-fiscal-accountability-dropped-after-liberals-cut-enforcement-measure-at-end-of-2015
  3. Donald Trump Jr. Democrats are becoming increasingly deranged and violent. Just this week: - A violent Democrat leftist attacked a 15-year-old kid who was a Trump supporter. That young man's name is Nate. I met Nate when I was in New Hampshire (see pic) and he seems like a great guy. - Another radical Democrat drives his car through a group of Trump supporters registering voters. - A man wearing a red hat is beaten and sent to the hospital because the attacker thought it was a MAGA hat... it wasn’t, it just looked like one. When will anyone in the main stream media say anything? Where are all the “journalists?" Do they condone this type of behavior? Are they simply complicit because it’s against Trump supporters and conservatives? Their silence on all of this is very telling. If the story were reversed and it was conservatives doing this to peaceful left wing supporters, it would be the biggest story in America right now. CNN, MSNBC etc would have this all over the airwaves all the time. they’d make every comparison they could and have anyone on who would be willing to talk poorly about the Right on-air making sure the sick attacker is grouped in with all other conservatives. Yet no one has even heard about the above attacks. The establishment media is a total disgrace and embarrassment to what was once a noble profession.
  4. The epidemic “Ring-a-ring o' roses / A pocket full of posies / A-tishoo! A-tishoo! / We all fall down.” Some folk attribute this old nursery rhyme to the plague in England of 1665. But it seems singularly appropriate for coronavirus or COVID-19, about which, as yet, we know little. Its origin is, allegedly, a mutation of a virus from a snake, bat or pangolin. Alternatively, one school of thought believes it escaped from a biological warfare laboratory in Hunan. At the time of writing, officially, the ratio of reported deaths to reported recovered is about 23%, which has been declining as time progresses. While the fatality rate is expected by Western analysts to level out at about 3.5-4% of those infected, its spread is probably much more serious than admitted, with the Chinese being accused of playing the crisis down. To be fair, it will have been hard for the authorities to keep up with its rapid spread. Coming during the Chinese New Year holiday when most factories have closed anyway, there is some confusion about the economic impact. Officially, the public holiday ended on 30 January, but nearly all factories were still closed a week later, and their reopening will be gradual at best. Not only do Chinese factories supply the world with consumer goods, but they are integral to global supply chains. Hyundai in South Korea has already been forced to close all its factories due to lack of Chinese components and other car makers around the world have expressed similar difficulties. For all intents and purposes, China is shut, and therefore its economy is not functioning. And the longer this goes on it is increasingly difficult to see when, if ever, past normality will return. China’s experience threatens to be repeated elsewhere, in which case the world, with closed factories and people severely restricted in their human interactions, faces the deepest global economic slump since medieval times, when the plague ravished Europe. Ring-a-ring o' roses indeed. Meanwhile, financial assets stand close to all-time highs. This is undoubtedly due to money and credit being pumped into financial markets at a quickening pace, and while bond yields are suppressed by freely available money, it seems economic actors prefer not to hold bank deposits relative to the risk of holding equities. Just when this viral epidemic materialised, the financial system was already on life support and at its weakest. The credit cycle is due to turn down, and the dynamics behind it suggest it could be worse than the Lehman crisis, which was broadly contained to financial entities and residential property prices. This time the banks have accumulated worrying levels of junk debt directly and indirectly through collateralised loan obligations. Money markets are badly stretched with liquidity having miraculously disappeared. Central banks are flooding them with new money even before the periodic banking and systemic crisis has occurred. But all this extra central bank money achieves is to drive financial asset values even higher. It will be a mistake to blame the financial and economic events that follow on the coronavirus, but inevitably this is what those who have relied on a failing monetary system will do. As to the course of the coronavirus epidemic, only time will tell. With financial markets already teetering on the edge of a systemic and economic crisis, the timing of its emergence could pull the trigger on a global financial and economic collapse. https://www.goldmoney.com/research/goldmoney-insights/coronavirus-and-credit-a-perfect-storm#.XkZ6Qezf6VI.twitter
  5. Costs of the carbon tax to Canadians are much higher than Ottawa is letting on If you count the loss of jobs and income growth, the costs swamp the reported net gains to households The PBO says most Canadian households will receive more in rebates than they are paying in carbon taxes. But that’s not really the case, argues Matthew Lau. Last week, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) furnished the Liberal government with the confirmation bias it was looking for in order to be able to claim its carbon tax system would enrich most Canadians. According to the report the PBO released, “most households will receive higher transfers than amounts paid in fuel charges. They will therefore be better off on a net basis because the rebate exceeds the household carbon cost.” One of the charts in the report purports to show that almost all households in Alberta are enriched by the carbon tax — and that the higher the tax rate, the higher the net benefits. Most readers will find that hard to believe. And with good reason: the PBO report arrives at its conclusion that the federal rebate exceeds the cost of the carbon tax only by excluding much of the cost. The cost of any tax is much higher than simply the flow of dollars it produces for the government levying it. For example, in the case of provincial personal income taxes, a recent study by tax economists Bev Dahlby and Ergete Ferede found that the marginal cost of public funds — that is, the cost to the private economy, including lost economic activity, from raising an additional $1 in government revenues — ranged from $1.77 in Alberta to $6.76 in Ontario The cost to households of raising $1 in carbon tax revenues is also much higher than $1. A carbon tax functions like a tax on labour and capital but is actually more distortionary since it is applied to the narrower base of carbon-intensive activities. As with taxes on personal and corporate income, the effect of a carbon tax is to cut capital investment, eliminate productive jobs, and reduce income growth — costs that, if they had been included in the PBO report, would have swamped the reported net gains to households. By excluding these costs, the PBO report naturally describes an outcome in which most households benefit from the carbon tax-and-rebate system. Using the PBO’s methodology the most harmful and absurd taxes could be justified as creating net benefits for most households. Imagine, in an example adapted from economist Robert P. Murphy, that in order to discourage caffeine addiction the federal government imposes a $350,000 tax on each cup of coffee consumed. To make the policy revenue-neutral, every dollar collected in coffee taxes is distributed back to households in rebates. The result is that almost nobody in the country would buy coffee. But suppose one rich individual, perhaps as a marketing stunt, does purchase one cup of coffee and pays the $350,000 tax. If so, the revenues would be distributed back to the rest of the population at a rate of — dividing $350,000 by the 35 million of us — $0.01 per person (though no doubt the government would eat up a good part of the $350K collecting and redistributing the revenue). If you look only at cash flows, you might well conclude such a tax enriches almost all Canadians. After all, every household in the country but one receives more from the coffee tax rebate than it pays in coffee taxes. But, of course, by depriving Canadians of coffee, the tax makes coffee-drinkers — of whom there are many! — worse off, some much worse off. So it is with the carbon tax, except that instead of depriving Canadians of coffee, it deprives many of them of jobs and income growth. Carbon-taxers would argue that, even if the tax is not financially beneficial to Canadians, the financial losses are at least offset by the environmental benefits of reducing carbon emissions. Yet even this much weaker claim is questionable. In a study published last month in the journal Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Kevin Dayaratna, Ross McKitrick and Patrick J. Michaels produced estimates of the social cost of carbon (the present value of damages caused by future climate change due to emissions today) by updating the FUND climate model, which is co-developed by academics David Anthoff and Richard Tol, with the latest — mainstream — estimates of the effects of greenhouse gases on plant growth and climate. This latest evidence suggests the climate is less sensitive, and plant growth (which is a good thing) more sensitive, to the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than originally thought. As a result, the marginal damages of carbon emissions are, as McKitrick puts it, “basically zero through the mid-21st century. In other words even if you accept mainstream climate science it still doesn’t justify costly policy measures.” Indeed, the study found that by improving plant growth and crop harvests, carbon emissions might actually yield net benefits — over the next 30 years, at least. The federal carbon tax, on the other hand, does no such thing. https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/matthew-lau-costs-of-the-carbon-tax-to-canadians-are-much-higher-than-ottawa-is-letting-on?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1581680642
  6. The laughable part about this article is that people think our child king would actually care about the majority. !!! Canada is turning into a mob city while Trudeau remains silent Somebody in Ottawa should be pointing out that along with the right to protest there are certain responsibilities to allow other people to go about their business Canada is slowly turning from democracy to mobocracy, as the rule of law is tested from coast to coast. From blocked intersections in downtown Toronto, to journalists and legislators being barred entry to the B.C. legislature; from an obstructed CN line affecting rail traffic out of the port of Prince Rupert, to the barricades impeding Via Rail’s service between Toronto and Montreal, Canada is slowly being choked into submission. The protests are in solidarity with the opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. by hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. But a considerable number of “outsiders” are using the dispute as an excuse for mischief. It’s impossible to know how many anarchists are at work. The U.S. website, It’s Going Down, has been actively calling for its followers to “shut down the ability of capitalist civilization to function” and has been promoting a campaign to #shutdowncanada. Eco-warriors like Rising Tide Toronto are calling on its activists to fight actors in that city that “benefit from mega-extraction and colonialism”. The mob is winning. CN has temporarily closed down part of its network and warned of threats to the transportation of food, grain, de-icing fluid for airports and propane for Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In the face of this declaration of disorder, our politicians have been supine. Justin Trudeau is overseas, campaigning for a UN Security Council seat but encouraged all parties to use dialogue to resolve the problem. A large protest took over Dundas Street as it left Wellington on the way to the RCMP offices on Talbot Street in London, Ont. They were protesting in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation who are blockading the Coastal GasLink pipeline in BC Photograph taken on Tuesday February 11, 2020. Mike Hensen/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network The beleaguered Transport Minister Marc Garneau noted that it is illegal to blockade a rail line under the Railway Safety Act but said it is up to the provinces, not the federal government, to sort it out. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-ivison-canada-is-turning-into-a-mob-city-while-trudeau-remains-silent
  7. She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?' The old seller replied, '$.25 an egg, Madam.' She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.' The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.' She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her $45.00 She gave $50.00 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change. This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller. The point is, Why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity? I once read somewhere: 'My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”
  8. Looks like Hollywood won’t be satisfied until there’s blood on the streets.. Controversial film ‘The Hunt’ is coming to theaters after backlash Remember how ‘The Hunt’ was taken out of theaters? Well, it’s back The 2019 horror-thriller film “The Hunt” will hit theaters months after it received heavy backlash from President Donald Trump. What is the movie ‘The Hunt’ about? The film will follow 12 strangers who are stuck on an island where they have to kill each other to survive, according to Variety. What was ‘The Hunt’ controversy about? “The Hunt” made headlines back in late summer 2019. It was originally slated to hit theaters on Sept. 27. Universal pulled the film and its marketing materials after a pair of mass shootings hit El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in August, as I wrote for the Deseret News. The Hollywood Reporter explained the screenplay included one character saying they will slaughter “a dozen deplorables” — a reference that Hillary Clinton made popular when references supporters of President Trump. Universal and Blumhouse canceled the release of the film. When is it coming to theaters? Blumhouse founder Jason Blum and “The Hunt” co-writer Damon Lindelof said the film will hit theaters on March 13 — seven months after the original scheduled release date, according to Entertainment Weekly. What did President Trump say about ‘The Hunt’? Trump criticized the film: “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate!” wrote the president. “They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!” https://www.deseret.com/entertainment/2020/2/11/21133322/the-hunt-2019-deplorables-movie-dangerous-game-cancelled-damon-lindelof
  9. Sudden 33% spike in infections in China in two days .. ....this can’t be good !!
  10. Very much like Canada’s Liberals, but after watching Canadians re-elect Trudeau in ANY capacity, I now rule out nothing when it comes to sane choices by Canadian voters.
  11. Rule of law no longer exists...It is now knows as “The Rule of Trudeau”
  12. An absolute MUST WATCH.....video in the link. This is how normal Canadians will describe Trudeaus Legacy !! Omar Khadr Convicted Terrorist Madness Canadian combat veteran rightfully upset Islamist terrorist road side bomb maker and soldier killer glorified at Dalhousie University Feb. 10 2020 . https://vimeopro.com/user1536463/omar-khadr-convicted-terrorist-madness/video/390641382
  13. “ What a chaotic week for US democracy last week was. An “epic fiasco” – as The New York Times termed it – of an Iowa caucus on Monday. A shredded State of the Union address on Tuesday. A presidential impeachment trial acquittal on Wednesday. Democrats cheering for a Republican senator they loathe on Thursday. And, on Friday, a debate among seven candidates whose salient campaign message is that they’re not Donald Trump. Oh, and that they’ll give you the money they take from rich people. You’d think American democracy is on its last legs if you read the US press. The largely liberal media hate the man in the White House more than anyone since Richard Nixon. Well, OK, since the last Republican president. But they really hate this guy.“
  14. I totally agree. Instead of stopping, the engineer should have blown his whistle loud and clear a few times giving them ample opportunity to GTF off the tracks, and then proceeded to “give-it-to-er” and plow through. I bet there would never be another protest on a rail line in the future..
  15. It gets worse. I watched a video yesterday of a road block some where out west. Protesters had blocked off a main highway with junk. Some guy stops his car and peacefully starts removing the blockages. An RCMP officer walks over and asks him to stop. He refuses and continues to clear the road so he could get through. In a “normal” country, the would allow the citizen to have some rights of passage down a road he pays taxes to keep open, but nope this is Canada...THE COP ARRESTS HIM, and allows the protesters to continue blocking traffic.