“All thy SONS command,” sing it loud & proud

Why?  To send a message to the political class that seeks to change the lyrics of the Canadian National Anthem:

a Canadian does not dishonour the SONS who died horrific deaths on the front lines of WWI

a Canadian does not support revisionist wacko thinking; note:  Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister, and Halifax founder Lieutenant General Edward Cornwallis earned their place in history (warts and all) whether we are fond of them or not

a Canadian does not support government’s lack of focus on the priorities of today, e.g., bureaucratic bloat

 

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Me chooses

Me chooses to go to a bar or to a party.

Me chooses to accept flirting directed at Me.

Me chooses to go to a friend’s, associate’s or boss’ home.

Me chooses to consume mind-altering substances.

Me chooses to get drunk.

Me chooses to go on a tour of the home.

Me chooses to enter the bedroom.

Me chooses to stay in the bedroom after the door is closed.

Me chooses to stay in the bedroom while sexual advances are made to Me.

Me chooses to leave the bedroom after a while.

 

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Culpability

I work as a senior member of an organization.

I am instructed by the leadership of the organization.

I carry out the leadership’s direction.

I adhere to the leadership’s goals.

I am accused and found guilty of wrong doing in my work for the organization.

The leadership of the organization is culpable given their instruction, direction and goals.

 

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Great Hijab Hoax, President Trump’s doctor

Mr. Mark Steyn in his inimitable style gives you (linked below) all you need to know about Hijab Hoax and the results of President Trump’s physical.

We’re amazed that you can find this non-mainstream media coverage on Global News, aka Global Liberal Opinions.  Thank you Mr. Oakley.

https://www.steynonline.com/8392/the-media-get-waisted

 

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In 2018, “go placidly amid the noise & haste”

 

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

 

Desiderata, Copyright © 1927 Max Ehrmann.  All Rights Reserved

 

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Bested your word per second time yet?

Is it our sole purpose in life to increase the delivery speed of spoken language?

What’s your word per second rate? Don’t know. Well, well time to get with the times, er …


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#NotMe may take over #MeToo

100 prominent French women, including Catherine Deneuve, signed an open letter to Le Monde denouncing puritanical wave of #MeToo.

“Insistent or awkward come-ons aren’t a crime,” the letter said. “This fever for sending ‘pigs’ to the abattoir, far from helping empower women, in reality serves the interests of the enemies of sexual liberation.”

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-2018-catherine-deneuve-among-100-french-women-1515695041-htmlstory.html

 

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Me, me, me …

My oh my, the Me ego is going into overdrive.

Me doesn’t take a scintilla of responsibility for the circumstances Me finds itself in.

Me has never contributed to, or propped up, the system behind the circumstances Me finds itself in.

Me knows a circumstance is suspect, but enters anyway.

Me doesn’t stop and think if Me has other choices.

Me will use a person for its gain without regard for that person’s interests.

Me sees zero alternatives to the circumstances Me finds itself in.

Me comes first when it talks about a group Me is part of.

Me speaks truth to power when its opportune for Me.

Me, me, me …

 

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Happy Yellow Belly New Year

As we start 2018, the nanny state is alive and well with the cancellation of many outdoor New Year celebrations.  Before Canada’s half baked switch from imperial to metric, people didn’t think twice about venturing out in subzero weather—truly cold temperatures.

Over the course of the holiday cold snap did you notice people with open coats, no gloves or mits, no hat, no boots of their choosing?

Guess what?  It’s NOT cold!

Come on people, we’re Canadians, embrace the winter and dress for it.

 

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Why do you exclude a woman by calling her a GUY?

Here we are six weeks after International Day of the Girl and how many times has a girl or a woman been called a GUY?

How many platitudes did you hear, particularly in the newstainment media, on 11 October about how we must:

  • empower girls
  • empower women
  • empower organizations that empower girls
  • empower organizations that empower women

Then, many of these platitude providers went on to call girls and women GUYS, some in the same breath of graveling about empowerment.  The hypocrisy is stunning.  If we simply respected girls and women with proper words and actions, this incessant empowerment talk would not be necessary.  Neither would we need the International Day of the Girl.

The deer-in-the-headlights harassment allegations against Mr. Harvey Weinstein and others provide a timely background to this.  The newstainment industry finds itself having to delivery the hollow tsk-tsks knowing full well they rely on, given the reach of corporate tentacles, these entertainment/sport industry golden boys for their existence.

Mr. Michael Jascz of the Huffington Post says:

“Using ‘guys’ is part of a larger structure of exclusion that women face. In many fields of work, there is still a long ways to go in terms of equitable gender distribution (Tech, Science, Sports coverage, etc.). It’s like death by 1000 cuts. As a female software engineer described her experience in the Tech industry, “even the tiniest little things add up to something big – sometimes it’s really death by 1000 paper cuts.

‘Guys’ is one tiny cut but sliced over and over again and combined with the axe of unnatural beauty ideals, the blade of the wage gap, and the guillotine of domestic violence. It is a paper cut that eventually turns into a scar.”

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-jascz/why-we-should-stop-callin_b_8091436.html

 

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