Monday, May 01, 2017

Monday Post


For the merry month of May ...

May just wouldn't be May if it didn't begin with a workers' parade attended by lazy activists who admire one of the most murderous regimes in human history.

May Day precedes a good example of that.

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There was no parade for these people.
Speaking of communism:

In a disturbing comment, Trudeau government Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says there must be a “true redefinition” of Canada’s media.

The statement comes as the Trudeau government considers how they can “support” the establishment media – which likely means restrictive new laws and more taxpayer money being sent to the millionaire owners of elitist media institutions.

According to the Toronto Star, the government is reportedly considering plans to create a “fund” (potentially costing taxpayers $100 million) to support journalism, increased taxes on media subscriptions from outside Canada (including online), and taxation of digital ads from companies that “don’t spend enough money on news reporting in Canada.”

And who would decide what that means? The government.

And how would this pan out, Miss Joly? You already have the CBC in your pocket and, thanks to Motion 103, every comment deemed Islamophobic (concept not defined) is recorded and catalogued.

Also in "people voted for this corruption. Can you believe that?" news:

So the package of Parliamentary reforms the Liberals were preparing to ram through over opposition objections will no longer include measures to automatically curtail debate on government bills or limit speeches in committee or shutter Parliament on Fridays. Instead, House Leader Bardish Chagger informs us, the government will simply invoke “time allocation” — curtailing debate, not automatically and across the board, but one bill at a time — more often. ...

Rather than give the government sole power to decide when to prorogue the House, it would make such decisions subject to a vote of the Commons, with a supermajority required to ensure bipartisan support. (The current proposal is merely that the government should be required to declare its reasons.) A similar constraint might be imposed on its power to dissolve the House. We might also place limits on the confidence convention, under which the government can designate any bill it likes as a confidence measure — the gun at the head by which governments ultimately ensure compliance.

I say government, but of course I mean the prime minister, whose control over any government is near absolute. So a genuine reform plan would also reduce some of his personal prerogatives, beginning with the number and range of offices that are his sole purview to appoint, to be doled out as rewards for obedience: notably, it would halve the size of the cabinet, and with it the number of parliamentary secretaries assigned to each minister.


Chief among those changes is a proposal to have Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answer all questions during one question period each week — something Trudeau has already begun doing unofficially.

The allegedly most transparent government in Canadian history is removing the puppet leader from the seat of accountability and ramming through whatever it wishes.

This is why Trudeau doesn't have to explain his curry-favouring with a wealthy donor, why his defense minister can lie about being an "architect" of an offensive the objective of which was to control a section of Kandahar province, or why Trudeau can remove virtually the vetting obstacles of migrants flooding into the country before the next election.

Who among the electorate is holding any part of this corrupt banana republic to account?

It is not the Canadian way to let the government railroad the people (Red River rebellion, anyone?). either Canadians can get off of their @$$es or live on their knees, surrendering their dignity to velvet-gloved despots and crooks.

Holy exploding vaults, Batman!

The Financial District was rocked to the sound of multiple explosions during the Monday evening rush hour.

Heavy brown smoke was seen billowing from a grate on King St. W., close to Bay St., near the Scotia Plaza building around 5 p.m. after an underground hydro vault exploded while police herded crowds away from the scene.
 That's it, really.

An earthquake in Alaska has measured 6.2 on the Richter scale:

The Yukon government is taking stock of the damage from a couple of earthquakes that shook the territory early Monday morning. At least two buildings — a school and a Whitehorse office building — will remain closed Tuesday.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Yukon and Alaska at about 5:30 a.m. local time Monday, causing power outages, damaging buildings and shaking people awake.

Then another larger quake, magnitude 6.3, hit less than two hours later, about 7:20 a.m. PT. There were also a series of aftershocks.

The first quake hit in British Columbia's far northwest, near the B.C.-Yukon border, about 85 kilometres northwest of Skagway, Alaska, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, while the second hit about 80 kilometres west of Skagway.

Oh, I'm sure they are:

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday dropped its longstanding call for Israel's destruction, but said it still rejected the country's right to exist and backs "armed struggle" against it.

Is that progress?

Has Trump gone mad?

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday opened the door to meeting North Korea's Kim Jong Un, saying he would be honored to meet the young leader under the right circumstances, even as Pyongyang suggested it would continue its nuclear weapons tests.

There is no negotiating with Kim Jong-Un just as there is no negotiating with his mad predecessors.

And now, smart dog:

(Paws up)

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