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4 hours ago, Wolfhunter said:

 

Canada's intelligence community will have to grapple with the growing influence of anti-democratic forces in the United States — including the threat posed by conservative media outlets like Fox News — says a new report from a task force of intelligence experts.

 

Doesn't that sound just a trifle anti-democratic?

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25 minutes ago, GDR said:

Doesn't that sound just a trifle anti-democratic?

When you see alignment of the trinity it always is.

I hate to sound absolute about that, but, if there's a single example of good outcomes when government, media, and national security forces (police, military, intelligence etc) are aligned in such a manner to qualify as agents of policy, then I can't name it.

 

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Gun control isn't the issue here... propaganda techniques are.

The gun control issue is a perfect example, nothing provides better proof of its existence or a better case study in the deployment and weaponization of state created propaganda and media cooperation.

If you say the same thing over and over again, aided and abetted by cooperative media outlets, you can turn a simple semiautomatic rifle with a 5 round box magazine into a military assault rifle.

Freeland defends Liberals' move to ban military-style assault guns

The question they will never answer is on par with asking a greenie what they want cut to hit accord targets. How did a semi-automatic rifle (without selective fire) morph into an assault rifle and is there any military in the world who uses the AR-15 and a 5 round magazine as a issued battle rifle?

We know the answer here... right?

Those who disagree may be interested in the 15 year old 3/4 ton truck (regular cab) I have for sale. It's a bit pricy though because the racing stripes I added have morphed it into a Ferrari. It's now a Ferrari-style racing truck.

Now, consider the headlines if this "racing truck" was purchased by a deranged individual and employed as a weapon at a Canada Day gathering. Would people support a ban on Ferrari-style racing trucks because they are the weapon of choice for evil doers?  

The only difference between the issues here is that a clear majority of people are familiar enough with pickup trucks to recognize the lie, see the absurdity in it and call BS. 

No amount of repetition, false equivalency or racing stripes is going to improve the 0-60 time of the truck, so in the ad I'll just describe the acceleration to be "as expected for a vehicle of this caliber." ( sorry, best I could do at a pun)

 

 

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And Marco Mendocino will be full of misinformation and lies as he brings in more restrictions on handguns using the Texas shootings as a pretence to “keep Canadians safe”…Quebec is on board, and with the backing of the NDP, and the bloc to support the libs.

Ford has said he is not interested in more laws against law abiding citizens….just get tough on criminals.

We’ll see but I’m not optimistic.

Meanwhile, the gangs and druggies will still carry as a sign of power and the shootings will continue.

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A timely if not lengthy record of the “mass grave” story:

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One of the most totemic images from the turbulent summer of 2021 depicted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holding a teddy bear, kneeling at a little flag marking the site of a grave near the former Marieval residential school on the Cowessess reserve in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley.
 

Except it wasn’t a just-discovered residential school burial ground. The graveyard where Trudeau knelt was a Catholic cemetery, a community cemetery. Children and adults, Indigenous and settler, were buried there, going back generations. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the successor to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, lists nine students who died at Marieval in the century between the school’s opening and its closing in 1997.

 

The “discovery” of unmarked graves at the Marieval cemetery was one of the most dramatic front-page sensations that circled the world last summer. The June 24 headline in the Washington Post was typical: Hundreds of Graves Found at Former Residential School for Indigenous Children in Canada. The number of graves reportedly discovered: 751.

Except that’s not what happened.

The Cowessess people noted from the outset that they didn’t discover any graves; the crosses and headstones had gone missing under disputed circumstances decades earlier, and ground-penetrating radar had been brought in to enumerate and pinpoint the location of each burial. Cowesses Chief Cadmus Delorme told CBC News : “This is a Roman Catholic grave site. It’s not a residential school grave site.”

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/the-year-of-the-graves-how-the-worlds-media-got-it-wrong-on-residential-school-graves

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First Reading is a daily newsletter keeping you posted on the travails of Canadian politicos, all curated by the National Post's own Tristin Hopper. Published Monday to Thursday at 6 p.m. Eastern Time (and 9 a.m. on Saturdays). Sign up your friends here. 

 

 

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc announcing the results of a ground penetrating radar survey that had turned up 215 underground anomalies they suspected were the unmarked graves of students who had died while attending Kamloops Indian Residential School.

 

Tk’emlúps leadership might have believed they were merely releasing an update on a fact that was already well-known within the Indigenous community: Thousands of children did not come home from residential school, and were almost always buried on site, usually as a cost-saving measure.

 

But this one announcement kicked off one of Canada’s most seismic reckonings with the traumas of the Indian Residential School system. Canada Day was effectively cancelled, historic churches fell to arson and flags were kept at half mast for five months – the longest in the history of the Commonwealth. Ground radar surveys across Canada were soon adding hundreds of new suspected graves to the initial 215 tally.

 

Except that so much of the media and political narrative that summer was false. There were no “mass graves.” There was no evidence of mass murder. There is no evidence the graves were deliberately concealed. And in several cases, First Nations explicitly stressed that radar surveys were likely turning up graves without any links whatsoever to nearby residential schools.

 

In a comprehensive feature for the National Post, veteran writer Terry Glavin delved into how the national narrative on unmarked graves spun so quickly off the rails – and how the story was largely hijacked by non-Indigenous voices.

 

As Glavin wrote on his Substack, “what happened last summer wasn’t about Indigenous people telling lies or grifting the government. It would be more accurate to say it was the other way around.”

 

Below, we rounded up the bullet points on what is true – and what isn’t – about what you heard in last summer’s reporting about residential school graves.

 

(Before we get started, a quick reminder that the following points on unmarked graves do very little to absolve a system that still stands starkly as one of Canada’s greatest national wrongs: Indian Residential Schools persistently suffered appalling rates of child death that were well out of proportion to non-Indigenous schools. Physical abuse for transgressions such as wetting the bed or speaking one’s own language was routine, and many former students recall experiencing a near-constant state of hunger. Above all, attendance was mandatory; families who tried to pull their children from the schools faced arrest or the denial of food rations.) 

 

It was never a secret that mass student death was endemic at Indian Residential Schools

 

Implicit in much of the political and international reactions to the discoveries of suspected residential school graves was that these were children whose deaths had somehow been concealed. While it’s likely true that most Canadians hadn’t been previously aware of the sheer scale of the mortality at Indian Residential Schools (some of which saw death rates as high as 20 per cent in the late 19th century), this was a fact that would have been easily known even to the generations of Canadians who endorsed the continuance of the Indian Residential School system.

 

Indigenous people were always well aware that residential schools had onsite burials of children, and First Nations leaders last summer were quick to say that the discovery in Kamloops was not a surprise. As for everyone else, Glavin has noted previously that there are actually multiple instances in Canadian history of the country facing a national reckoning over the horrific conditions at residential schools – only for the moment to be promptly forgotten. The first such instance actually occurred exactly 100 years ago, when the Department of Indian Affairs’ chief medical inspector publicly resigned in protest over staggeringly high rates of tuberculosis deaths at residential schools.

 

Not one First Nation claims to have found a mass grave

 

The New York Times was one of the first publications to refer to the discovery in Kamloops as a “mass grave,” and the phrase was instrumental in helping to make the grave discoveries an international story. But of the four First Nations who announced discoveries of unmarked graves last summer, none claimed that these were anything but individual marked graves that – for whatever reason – had seen their locations forgotten overtime.

 

These same First Nations were also uniformly cautious about outlining the limits of ground-penetrating radar. The surveys could identify soil disturbances that were likely to be caused by human burials, but until any excavation was conducted, they wouldn’t be able to explicitly confirm gravesites or who was in them. To date, no such excavations have been completed.

 

“The local Indigenous leaders most directly involved in last summer’s ’discoveries’ tended to be the most cautious of all the various participants in the rancorous public debates,” wrote Glavin. “In some cases, those local leaders had never even intended to draw any public attention to the ‘ground truth’ work they were overseeing at the residential school sites that ended up the subject of all those shocking headlines.”

 

Many of the rediscovered graves were in known cemeteries (and some were found to have minimal connection to nearby residential schools)

 

One of the more widely circulated images from last summer was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kneeling at the suspected site of more than 751 unmarked graves located near the former site of Marieval Indian Residential School. What wasn’t immediately apparent from the photo, however, was that Trudeau was kneeling in a clearing that was quite obviously within a larger cemetery of mostly marked graves.

 

In announcing the 751 suspected graves, the Cowessess First Nation was pretty explicit about noting that these were graves with a Roman Catholic cemetery whose markers had been lost, and that it wasn’t entirely clear whether they contained Indigenous people, much less residential school students. As one former Marieval student later told CBC, “We’ve always known these were there.… It’s just the fact that the media picked up on unmarked graves, and the story actually created itself from there because that’s how it happens.”

 

Glavin found it was a similar story with 182 suspected graves announced outside Cranbrook, B.C. and 160 at B.C.'s Penelakut Island. In the latter case, the 160 figure circulated by Canadian media seems to have come from a single memo that could well have been referring to ancient remains. 

 

 

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The first page of the May 27, 2021 press release that started it all. (Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc)

 

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https://www.foxnews.com/media/media-darling-rebekah-jones-florida-covid-data

Remember this girl and the breathless news coverage... all bogus. Remember breaking news, and my favourite, "the noose tightens"... all bogus.

Right up there with Trump's a Russian agent... all bogus.

Two years is the magic number, after that, nobody cares that they were lied to anymore, it's why propaganda and manipulation works. You just have to repeat it over and over again.  

 

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Read the headline, then the story and then ask "did wages of men keep up with inflation?

Some how the story does not do a comparison  hmmmmm

Women's wage increases are not keeping up with inflation: report

A woman walks through Toronto's financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)A woman walks through Toronto's financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
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Published May 31, 2022 4:55 p.m. MDT
OTTAWA - 

Canadian women’s wages grew in February, but not on par with the rising cost of living, according to new data, underscoring the disproportionate impacts faced by women amid the pandemic.

On average, women’s wages grew by 2.2 per cent in February, as the cost of living rose when inflation hit 5.7 per cent, a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) found.

The report released Tuesday is part of a multi-year project tracking women’s progress through COVID-19-related disruptions. It found that women in essential occupations such as nursing, child care, and social and community service all experienced income losses after inflation was factored in.

“Although some women have recovered from pandemic labour market disruptions, the recovery so far has been bumpy and uneven — particularly for low-wage and essential workers who are still on an economic roller coaster,” said report author and CCPA Senior Researcher Katherine Scott in a news release.

In an interview with CTVNews.ca, Scott said that inequalities in wage increases are related to factors such as income background, immigration status and disabilities, and as such, can impact men too.

But, disproportionately low wage increases were found notably in sectors such as the care economy and service sector, which are mostly comprised of women, she said.

“Gender was a really important cross-cutting factor. … The labour market is pretty segregated that way in terms of where women are located, and it happens this time around, unlike previous recessions, where services that were hugely impacted, (led to) women disproportionately experiencing the largest job losses and had the most troubled sort of bouncing back,” she said.

Another major factor, Scott said, was that many women decided to take a step back from work to take care of their children as schools shut down, and often it was low-income workers who had to do this the most.

Women accounted for 60 per cent of job losses in vulnerable sectors between December 2019 and December 2021, including 57 per cent of losses in food and accommodation and 95 per cent of losses in personal services, the CCPA report noted.

Levels of employment are still down by 11 per cent in these sectors compared to pre-pandemic levels.

The new federal Early Learning and Child Care Plan to create a universal and affordable system of child care across the country could be a turning point, the report said.

The deal is promised to result in an average cost of $10 per day for child care by September 2025, but the report noted that “it isn’t clear whether the agreements that have been struck with provincial and territorial governments will deliver improvements for workers.”

The report also found that in a number of high and mid-paying industries, including technology, real estate, professional services, some groups of women are benefiting from current job prospects and income increases. 

But various studies have concluded that even in those fields, women generally make less than men. For example, women executives earned about 56 per cent less on average than their male counterparts, with an ever further pay gap for racialized women, who earned about 32 per cent less than non-visible minority women, according to a Statistics Canada study from 2021.

To increase earnings, more women have left low-wage employment in food and accommodation services and sought out better-paying work elsewhere, including professional services, Scott noted.

“These wage gains have helped to propel some women up the earnings ladder and to narrow the wage gap — from 88.1 per cent to 88.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021,” the study said.

But women still make up the majority of hard-hit fields with minimal wage increases.

Nurses' earnings climbed by 3.5 per cent between the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2021, childcare workers' wages increased by 4.8 per cent, while social and community service employees' pay increased by 1.7 per cent.

“Taking inflation into account, all these workers experienced real income losses,” the study said.

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Quote of the day from Bill.

Even though some liberals are now on to the ill effects of the unholy trinity, it's too late. The starter has cut out, the igniters are off and the flame is self sustaining. It's now a function of how much fuel is in the tank and since there's no fuel gauge, you get to guess the time, place (meaning terrain) at the time of flame out. 

That likely makes most pilots nervous... 70 percenters, not so much.

"The New York Times buried this," Maher said. "If this had been a liberal Supreme Court justice that someone came to kill, it would have been on the front page."

"And that's what's so disappointing about a paper like The New York Times because they just wear their bias on their sleeves, and if it's not part of something that feeds our narrative, f--- it, we bury it," Maher added. 

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/idaho-police-arrest-dozens-suspicion-conspiracy-riot-gay-pride-event

Good.. serves em right.

The problem here is that if the situation was reversed, these thugs would be allowed through and labelled counter protesters. And never mind conspiracy to riot either, they would have burnt the entire street down under the guise of peaceful protest and the media would support the narrative.

Still, good work... now, just do it faster, more often, and with a degree of balance that doesn't slap reasonable people in the face with the hypocrisy of it all.

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On 6/12/2022 at 10:20 AM, Wolfhunter said:

Still, good work... now, just do it faster, more often, and with a degree of balance that doesn't slap reasonable people in the face with the hypocrisy of it all.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/idaho-police-identify-more-than-30-men-arrested-u-haul-patriot-front

Now, lets treat ANTIFA members bent on burning the entire town to ashes in exactly the same manner. How is it the police can never seem to identify them?

Is this report a one of a kind policing and journalistic miracle? During the entire year of BLM riots and arson events, did you see a single example of media reporting like this? 

If this was an effort to turn over a new leaf I'd say great... it isn't though. It's the unholy trinity of government, media and security forces on full display in a narrative driven scenario.

Keep in mind this was conspiracy to riot and that no riot actually took place.

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https://toronto.citynews.ca/2022/06/15/toronto-police-chief-james-ramer-race-based-data-black-people/

This doesn't compute to any sensible person IMO.

There are only two possibilities here: either ethnic minorities are committing high volumes of crime, or there is a leadership failure in the police service. If the former, we should be looking at why and if the latter there should be a history of disciplinary measures and firings.

If systemic racism is really the issue here, then the label itself is misleading, over used, and patently false as an excuse. If it exists on the scale for which he is apologizing, it can only be due to systemic leadership failure and he should apologize for HIS failure and resign. 

Where is the media in all of this and why are they incapable of asking the simplest of questions? Let's stop snowing the Snow Queen.

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Political correctness and woke society dictate that obvious questions are not asked….just suscribe to the Sun newspaper.

Heres todays latest offering:

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/peel-cops-probing-homicide-at-brampton-home

https://torontosun.com/news/crime/two-arrests-made-in-two-separate-toronto-carjackings

 

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Kevin Laing, 34, was charged on June 16 with robbery with offensive weapon,
disguise with intent and aggravated assault following a March 21 carjacking at Don Mills Road and Sheppard Avenue East Area.

 

Could it be the same Kevin Laing?? From last June:

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One man produced a gun and pointed it at the owner, then he and his accomplice fled the area but crashed the car a short time later.

Kevin Laing, 34, of Toronto, is wanted for pointing a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, theft over $5,000 and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. He is described as 5-foot-5, 149 pounds, with brown eyes, and has a tattoo on his left forearm that reads “2 DA 5TH.”


Probably just a one off random occurrence ….. or what Toronto Leo are dealing with on a daily basis.  Or what Bill Blair would attest to, a statistical pattern.

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Just wondering why CNN reports the vote as 5-4 on Roe vs Wade whereas everyone else including even the CBC has it as 6-3.

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https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/justice-canada-mum-as-n-s-shooting-inquiry-seeks-explanation-for-withheld-pages

We know this stuff happened, it was obvious after the first ten days of the investigation.

Where was the media then? Where was the Conservative part of Canada? Absolutely, totally, completely, and unforgivably absent... that's where they were. Anyone remember media reports of government lawyers in court seeking to suppress warrant information after the warrants were executed? No, you likely don't... why is that? 

We know full well there was collusion between members of the trinity... obvious to the point that talking about it now (after it no longer matters) is simply an academic pursuit.

This is a deflection from questions of substance. Examining the obvious in minute detail, especially when it can (a better word is will) be attributed to a systemic cause, a systemic failure, with promises for systemic corrections is a propaganda technique. It's as much a technique as the original sin was a technique.  

It's exactly what I would be doing, and it's exactly the way I would do it. You fix this by purging the unholy trinity, not by firing a few people, changing office names, and ordering new stationary. After the requisite two years, people no longer care about the truth and no longer remember details of substance. At that point, systemic cause factors can easily replace deliberate manipulation.

This is that IMO.

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8 hours ago, GDR said:

Just wondering why CNN reports the vote as 5-4 on Roe vs Wade whereas everyone else including even the CBC has it as 6-3.

I think it is in the fine print in the reporting. Two decisions, 6-3 to overturn Mississippi abortion case; 5-4 to overturn Roe vs Wade

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