Friday, January 13, 2017

For a Friday

Oh, heavens to Betsy...

Justin Trudeau's "Hey! Remember Me?! You Voted For My Hair" tour is not turning out so well:

I will ask this if no one else will: who did she vote for? Because it's not like Trudeau or the Liberals care about the staggering hydro bills Canadians have to pay, the carbon taxes that they will soon have to pay or how mothers of children with autism feel. None of those things was ever a secret or not at all unexpected.

As for Trudeau, he is typically an uncaring little sh--. He is as unfeeling as he is corrupt.

He is not done ruining Canada yet:

Asked at a town hall event in Ontario about the federal government’s recent approval of expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, Trudeau reiterated his remarks that he is attempting to balance economic and environmental concerns.

“We can’t shut down the oilsands tomorrow. We need to phase them out. We need to manage the transition off of our dependence on fossil fuels but it’s going to take time and in the meantime we have to manage that transition,” he said in Peterborough.

Canadians voted for this.

The Americans voted for this guy:

It is called the Border Adjusted Tax (or BAT). It would mean American companies could no longer write-off the cost of imported goods. Only the costs of American-produced goods would be deductible. To simplify, a gift store in Maine buys a bottle of Quebec maple syrup for $1 and sells it for $3. Under the status quo, the store can write off the dollar spent buying the Canadian product, so it would pay business tax only on the remaining $2 in profit. Under the BAT, the company could not write-off goods from abroad, so it would pay corporate tax on all $3, even though it only made a profit of $2.
If the retailer bought the maple syrup from an American sugar bush, on the other hand, it could deduct the cost. For the cabane à sucre in Quebec to compete, it would need to sell its syrup at a big enough discount to compensate for the tax advantage its American competitors would enjoy. All other things equal, that discount would be around 15 per cent, because that is the business tax rate Trump says he will establish.

Unfortunately, we are not just talking about maple syrup. Canada exported almost $400 billion in goods to the U.S. in 2015, which works out to almost a fifth of our gross domestic product. ...
But it gets worse. The BAT would eliminate all U.S. corporate taxes on export income, so earnings from sales into Canada would be tax-free for American companies. Meanwhile, Canadian companies selling goods at home will continue to pay roughly 26 per cent in corporate tax, giving American businesses an advantage in our home market.

We're being ruined on all sides.

If one has already allowed Soylent Green laws, why would these murders be especially upsetting? After all, if Canada follows the route of the Netherlands, killing the elderly without their permission is nothing at all.

One would have to assign value to human life.

We've thrown that away:

A former Ontario nurse accused of killing eight seniors in her care shuffled into a courtroom Friday to face six more charges, as friends and family members of the alleged victims sat quietly — some stifling tears.

Wearing a green prison sweatshirt and pants, Elizabeth Wettlaufer made her way to the prisoner's box — the only sound in the courtroom coming from the shackles clamped around her ankles.

The 49-year-old from Woodstock, Ont., faces a total of 14 charges, including eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Court documents allege Wettlaufer injected the six new alleged victims with insulin.

Police allege the crimes took place over the last decade in three Ontario long-term care facilities, where Wettlaufer worked as a registered nurse, and a private home.

Oh, the burn:


Major League Baseball star Matt Garza just pitched an idea to Jessica Chastain: Try abstinence if you’re worried about affordable birth control.



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