Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mid-Week Post

A merry Thanksgiving to all y'all...

But they said that there would be peace in our time!

President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. 
“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter.

It gets better:




The insane plan to bring in 25,000 unvetted Syrians is just not workable?

You don't say!

The Liberal government revealed Tuesday that its promise to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees will take longer and cost more than originally planned.

Rather than bring that many people in by year's end, the resettlement process will now be split in two, with 10,000 to arrive by Dec. 31 and the remainder by the end of February.

But specific details of how that will be accomplished are unclear, with government officials unable to say when mass arrivals of refugees will begin, where they'll go after landing in Toronto or Montreal, whether the military will in fact be called upon to assist or the final cost.

The Liberals and their loudmouth lackeys banked on most voters being so utterly retarded that this stunt could go completely unnoticed until girls started getting raped at night, children were blown up at marathons and nights in gay Paris Montreal ended in bloodshed.

(Sidebar: what? Too soon?)

If it makes the corrupt Liberal masses feel any better, most voters now have long memories and won't forget this no matter how many unvetted voters blocks gradually trickle in.

Letting facts get in the way of total codswallop:

Statistics Canada published a report in 2011 titled Temperature Trends in Canada that gave an ominous warning. Over the period from 1948 to 2009 for Canada: “The linear trend indicates an increase in mean temperature of 1.4°C over the 62 years in the record.”

Since global temperature rise is not quite 1° C in 135 years, Canada’s warming rate is almost three times as great.

The report`s findings, surely, was enough to make Canadians shiver in their boots for fear, was it not? Well, if Canadians were shivering in their boots, it was more than likely from the winter temperatures because Canada remains a very cold country.

The major climate zones in Canada are polar, subpolar, humid continental and oceanic. Almost 90% of Canadians live within the humid continental zone since most Canadians live in the southern part of the nation no more than 200 miles from the American border. This climate zone is virtually the same as that experienced within the US north eastern states and northern midwest regions, plus northern and eastern Europe, and large areas of Russia.

Following the Koppen/Trewartha climate classification system, the humid continental climate has the following characteristics:

(1) distinct 4 seasons with a warm to hot summers, and a cold winters
(2) precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year
(3) mean temperature for the coldest month of the year is below freezing
(4) there should be from 4 to 7 months within the year that have a mean temperatures at or exceeding 10° C. ...

An obvious question arises. Given the accelerated warming that Canada seems to be experiencing and which is almost triple the global warming rate, how long would it take for real climate change to come to Toronto Canada?

The answer is simply a matter of basic arithmetic. If the overall temperature rise for Canada as a whole continues on its present rate of 1.4° C every 60 years, it will take about 218 years for Toronto to achieve the needed overall temperature rise of 5.1° C. Now supposing that the rate of temperature rise in Canada triples what it has been doing for the last 60 years and rises at a rate of 4.2° C every 60 years. Toronto will still have a long time to wait for its humid subtropical climate – at least another 73 years.

However, there is another factor to consider. For if you peruse the report mentioned above from Statistics Canada, Temperature Trends in Canada, there are some charts that the report links to. You will see that Toronto resides in the defined Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region, and that the temperature in this region has not been rising at the overall Canada rate of 1.4° C, but rather closer to 0.6 to 0.7° C within 60 years. Of course that puts a whole new perspective on things since such a rate is half of the national rate. See Chart 1 in the Report. So we have to “adjust” those time-frames wherein 218 years becomes now 436 years, and 73 years becomes 146 years, waiting for Toronto’s humid subtropical climate to finally come.

Canada's rate of warming is about twice the global rate, according to a climate change briefing presented to the country's premiers on Monday.

Read above, climate alarmist.

Some context:

"Canada isn't doing well right now because it's Albertans who control our community and socio-democratic agenda. It doesn't work," Trudeau said in French to interviewer Patrick Lagace on the Tele-Quebec program Les francs-tireurs (The Straight Shooters).

The scandal-plagued Senate has a cheerleader in Justin Trudeau after the Liberal leader said he wouldn't abolish the chamber because it's to Quebec's gain over other provinces to keep the lights on.

"We have 24 senators from Quebec and there are just six from Alberta and British Columbia. It's to our advantage," he told a French newspaper.

Gerald Butts has been friends with Trudeau since their McGill University days, and is said to be so close to him that he had a hand writing the eulogy Trudeau famously delivered at the funeral of his father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

The son of a Glace Bay, Cape Breton, coal miner, Butts was principal secretary to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and is the former president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada. ...

A scion of the Bronfman (Seagram's liquor) family and head of a private investment firm, Stephen Bronfman is credited with the Liberals' fundraising success. In 2013, the Liberal Party raised $11.6 million, up 42 per cent from the previous year. The Conservatives are still the leaders at $18.2 million, but increased their numbers by only five per cent.

The Bronfman and Trudeau families have been friends for years.

Now, Alexandre “Sacha” Trudeau, 38, is taking a break from globetrotting to act as a senior adviser in his brother Justin’s campaign for leader of the Liberal Party. It’s a move that may seem surprising coming from a man who, for years, insisted he was apolitical.

And now:

The government hasn’t yet decided whether it will rescind dozens of political appointments Stephen Harper made in advance of the federal election that some argue should now be cancelled.

“We are currently assessing the situation,” a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office told Yahoo Canada News on Tuesday.

“It is regrettable that, particularly over the last decade, government appointments have become synonymous with cynical backroom politics. This is not a reflection of individual appointees, but rather of the opaque nature of the process surrounding their selection,” Olivier Duchesneau said in an emailed statement.

Duchesneau said one thing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does plan to do is change the system.

Then PM Crappy Water can start by cleaning his own house, his own nepotistic, partisan, Islamist-supporting, well-funded, ROC-hating house.


Canada's post-secondary institutions are not producing enough graduates with the right skills to drive future economic growth, warns the head of one of the country's largest banks.

CIBC chief executive Victor Dodig told The Canadian Press in an interview Tuesday that much of the country's eventual economic success will be generated by entrepreneurs who commercialize new ideas and technologies.

And Dodig wasn't just talking about innovators focused on the high-tech sector. He pointed out that technological breakthroughs also key to the success of traditional industries like manufacturing and natural resources.

But while Dodig credits Canada with boasting a high overall participation rate in post-secondary education when compared to other industrialized countries, he says the system falls short in the disciplines that will really count down the road.

Canada, he added, lags its international peers in training graduates in areas geared for boosting innovation. Those fields include science, engineering and mathematics.

"We have gaps — we're not producing the types of skills that industries need," Dodig said Tuesday before raising the topic again in a speech to business leaders and policy-makers at the Canadian Club of Ottawa.

"A lot of people are overeducated and underqualified for the jobs that are needed."
Schools are puppy mills designed to make sure kids don't put forks into electrical sockets. They don't reward excellence and they certainly don't prepare students for university and the modern marketplace.

So Boko Haram's butchery is better than ISIS'?

Iraq is the world's most terrorised country followed by Afghanistan and Nigeria, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2015. The report said more than 32,000 people were killed by terrorism in 2014, with Boko Haram and the Islamic State (Isis) terror groups accounting for more than half of the deaths.

Oh, like Russia has never shot down planes!

The shooting down of a Russian jet by Turkey is a "stab in the back" committed by "accomplices of terrorists", Vladimir Putin has said.

The Sukhoi Su-24 was warned 10 times before being downed near the Syrian border by two Turkish F16 jets for violating the country's airspace, according to the Turkish military.

A Turkish official said two Russian planes approached the Turkish border and were warned before one of them was shot down, adding their information shows Turkish airspace was repeatedly violated.
NATO said the incursion into Turkish airspace lasted 17 seconds, but Moscow claims its plane was over Syria when it was shot down.

It has triggered a major diplomatic confrontation, with NATO calling an emergency meeting to discuss the incident.

Giving fair-trade chocolate a shot in the arm:

Swiss food giant Nestle vowed Tuesday to stamp out any forced labour used in its supply chain in Thailand, after a probe confirmed workers were toiling in slave-like conditions to catch and process fish for Nestle products.

And people say the Church is dwindling:

Pope Francis, beginning his first visit to Africa on Wednesday, is venturing into a minefield of dangerous issues, from sectarian violence and radical terrorism to anti-gay persecution and rising social inequality. But he knows Africa is crucial to the future of the Catholic Church.

Catholicism is growing faster in Africa than anywhere else on Earth. In 1980, only 7 per cent of the world’s Catholics were African. By 2012, the number had jumped to 16 per cent.

The number of Catholics on the continent is projected to double to 460 million over the next 25 years. Africa is also the fastest-growing source of Catholic priests and seminary students. If the Catholic Church hopes to continue growing, Africa must be at its heart.

A young man awakens after a nearly two hundred day long coma:

A student who spent 198 days in a coma has woken up after his mother refused to listen to medical advice and give up on him. 

Huo Ling sang and read to her 19-year-old son every day – despite doctors saying he would likely never wake up again. 

Yu Pinjia, a second-year university student, fell into a coma in March after suffering a sudden and severe cerebral haemorrhage.

After being rushed to hospital in Yichang, a city in China’s central Hubei Province, the student from the China Three Gorges University was declared comatose, with little chance of regaining consciousness. 
Yu’s mother, Huo Ling, refused to give up and had her son treated in three different hospitals with acupuncture and in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. 

Huo stayed by his bedside talking, reading, and singing to him every day. 

She would repeatedly say to him: “Dear son, you promised to take care of your father and me one day, and we are still waiting for that day." 

After almost 200 days, Yu, who had undergone a total of five surgeries, opened his eyes to the sight of his mother reading him a novel. 

Although he is yet to make a full recovery, doctors are delighted with his progress.

A pre-Christmas miracle:

Imagine the surprise of the custodian who happened to stumble upon the cries of a real life baby boy laying in the manger of the Holy Child Jesus Church’s nativity scene on Monday.

After returning from lunch, a custodian for the church found the newborn wrapped in towels laying in the manger, which prompted him to notify the police.

“A MIRACLE OF LIFE at Holy Child Jesus!” Bishop Octavio Cisneros posted on Facebook on Monday, “At noon time today our sacristan heard a baby crying in the empty manger that is being readied for Christmas, when he went to investigate he found a newborn baby, umbilical cord still attached.”

Cisneros posted that the baby is well and at a healthy 5.2 pounds, while extending his prayers for both the newborn and the mother who left the child.

The identity of the mother is still unknown by authorities, though detectives were in the process of speaking with who they believe may be the woman Tuesday afternoon, reports The New York Times.
The parish priest Rev. Christopher Ryan Heanue is calling this a Christmas miracle, and told The New York Times he thinks it’s beautiful the mother thought the church would be a safe place for her child to be taken care of.

(Merci beaucoup)

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