As the bureaucracy turns

What did the Global Affairs Canada bureaucrat say to the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada bureaucrat about China’s treatment of Canadians after the arrest of the Huawei executive?

“Gall-lee, like, maybe we shouldn’t have sold Nexen (part of Canada’s family farm) to CNOOC!”

 

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Climate truth

The late Dr. Reid Bryson, father of modern climatology said,

  • “the mean surface temperature of the earth during the Cretaceous period was FOUR DEGREES HIGHER THAN IT IS NOW.
  • He confirmed that even TODAY (that’s TODAY), the ice in Greenland covers old VIKING farms.

Regarding the hysterical claims that the glaciers in the alps are retreating he said, it has all happened before.  (Did you catch that?)

  • “The glaciers in the alps have RETREATED BEFORE.
  • What did they find when the ice sheets in the alps receded?
  • A silver mine.
  • The workers had stacked up their tools ready for their return in the spring to mine more silver, but they never returned because the snow and ice came and didn’t leave.
  • There use to be LESS ice than today!
  • It’s just now getting back to normal.”

Isn’t the truth refreshing?  Want more?  Read Dr. Michael Savage’s:

 

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No replacement needed for LHINs et al

Nothing needs to replace LHINs, CCAC, Hospital Navigator or whatever other iteration exists of this wasteful layer of government bureaucracy.

A family physician, gerontologist or an assessment centre (e.g., Centre for Healthy Aging, St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON) are quite capable, as they’ve always been, of helping a person access specialized care, e.g., helping an elder person receive appropriate in-home care.

http://www.hhsc.ca/body.cfm?id=2652

This is another example of outrageous duplication that government loves because it’s self-aggrandizing.  Congratulations to Ontario’s new government for putting an end to this waste of taxpayers’ dollars.

 

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“The most dangerous premier?”

Correction Mr. Warren (Smokey) Thomas:  The “most dangerous” person in Ontario and “the biggest problem facing Ontario” is the public sector union member whose militant attitude dictates that no demand is too extreme or a betrayal of the public trust.

https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/lilley-union-boss-calls-ford-most-dangerous-premier

 

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Propagandist newstainment media

Did you notice the subtle and not so subtle nattering about climate change, climate change and more climate change over the holidays.  Given the newstainment media’s on cue desperate voices and the holodeck-like green screen (shiny bauble extraordinaire), you know that award season is upon us.

Ooh, don’t eat meat red meat.

Ooh, don’t burn fossil fuels.

Ooh, don’t support pipelines.

Ooh, don’t object to Trudeau’s carbon tax; oh, excuse us—”carbon-pricing-system.”

For the cold, hard non-fiction listen to the late Prof. Reid Bryson (link below), atmospheric scientist and father of modern climatology.  The interview is from CNBC, which shows that the newstainment media can curb its propagandist ways.

Q: Is the earth warming?

RB: It’s been warming for at least 300 years because we are coming out of a little ice age.

Q: Is human-kind causing the warming?

RB: For 300 years, no.  Maybe some effect now; back in 1968 I suggested that perhaps man could have some small effect on the climate and I was laughed off the stage.

Q: Is carbon dioxide (CO2) the main cause of global warming?

RB: I don’t think so.  The effect that you calculate depends on what kind of constants you stick into your model.  You can make it do anything you want to.  I have done enough climate modeling to know that I can make anything be the main thing. I don’t think its CO2 because the effect of CO2 is actually very very smalla few hundredths of a percent of what water vapour does.

Q: How did we get to this point where policy makers, corporations and 2500 scientists have reached a consensus that the earth is warming and its due to human activities related to greenhouse gas emissions?

RB: How did we get to the point of thinking that consensus is the way we get at science?  Copernicus was in the minority when he said the earth revolved around the sun, instead of the sun revolving around the earth.

If we still believed the consensus then, we would still believe the sun revolved around the earth.  Consensus has nothing to do with scientific truth.  If everyone agreed on everything we would never have progress or new ideas.

Q: For humans to look at the age of the earth through the prism of one’s own life isn’t that absurd right from the start?  You have made the case that if we look at the last hundreds of thousands of years we may be entering a cooling phase where we are headed toward an ice agenot New York being swamped by a tidal wave.

RB: In the last couple of billion years (that’s a pretty good sample) we’ve been through a number of ice ages.  They come at predictable intervals.  My calculations show that we will be in the next ice age, with maximum ice, in about 8000 years.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzYfJP-HWcQ

Editor’s note:  Our apologies for the unapoplectic prose and unalluring graphics.

 

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Wisdom of citizens

“… our nation is on the horns of a dilemma: exorbitant and unsustainable government spending is met by never-ending demands that the state do even more to meet the needs of its citizens.” – Werner Broschinski

https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/opinion/letters/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place

 

“Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development studies show that a mixed economy with a 25- to 35-per-cent government component is sustainable; 40 per cent is not.” –  John Purkiss

https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/opinion/letters/too-much-government

 

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“Community living’s” quality assurance?

How do “community living” (a euphemism for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities) agencies assure quality of life when professionalism is eroded due to an over reliance on part-time staff?

How do “community living” agencies assure quality of life when there too many group home staff changes in too short a time?  If you had a developmental disability, how would you like to get use to as many as seven new caregivers in three months?

 

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Loonie logic, huard logique

It’s okay for all types of fuel tankers, including crude-oil, to ply the waters off the southern coast of British Columbia, Canada.

It’s okay for liquified-natural-gas tankers to ply the northern coast of British Columbia.

It’s okay to build a $40-Billion liquified-natural-gas pipeline to feed the terminal at Kitimat port on the northern coast of British Columbia.

It’s not okay for crude-oil tankers to ply the northern coast of British Columbia.

It’s not okay for Enbridge to build the Northern Gateway pipeline to connect Alberta’s oilpatch to Kitimat port on the northern coast of British Columbia.

 

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The earth is warming! The earth is warming!

A hen was picking at a stack of hot pea-straw when a hot pea fell on her head, and she thought the earth was warming. And she thought she would go and tell the queen about it. And she went, and went, and went, and she met a cock.

And he said, “Where are you going this day, Henny-Penny?”

And she says, “I’m going to tell the queen the earth is warming.”

And he says, “I’ll go with you, Henny-Penny.”

And they went, and they went, and they went. And they met a duck. And the duck says, “Where are you going this day, Cocky-Justin, Henny-Penny?”

“We’re going to tell the queen the earth is warming.”

“I’ll go with you, Cocky-Justin, Henny-Penny.”

“Then come along, Ducky-Catherine.”

And they went, and they went, and they went.  And they met a goose. And the goose says, “Where are you going this day, Ducky- Catherine, Cocky- Justin, Henny-Penny?”

“We’re going to tell the queen the earth is warming.”

And he says, “I’ll go with you, Ducky- Catherine, Cocky- Justin, Henny-Penny.”

“Then come along, Goosie-Andrea,” said they.

And they went, and they went, and they went,till they came to a wood, and there they met a fox. And the fox says,”Where are you going this day, Goosie-Andrea, Ducky- Catherine, Cocky-Justin, Henny-Penny?”

“We’re going to tell the queen the earth is warming.”

And he says, “Come along, and I’ll show you the road, Goosie-Andrea, Ducky- Catherine, Cocky- Justin, Henny-Penny.”

And they went, and they went, and they went, till they came to the fox’s hole. And he shoved them all in, and he and his young ones ate them all up, and they never got to tell the queen the earth is warming.

Based on:  Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, Hønasom skulle till Dovre forat ikke allverden skulle forgå, translated by George Webbe Dasent in Popular Tales from the Norse (Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1888), pp. 353-356.  Translation revised by D. L. Ashliman. ©1999.  All rights reserved.

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Has the dust from the municipal election settled?

That depends on how responsible a voter you were.

Did you vote?  Did you vote for a new candidate where the incumbent had served three terms or more?  Did the need for change compel you to vote for BOTH a new mayor and (a) new councillor(s)?  Was your vote based on the abilities and convictions of the candidate?  Was your vote NOT based on name recognition?

If you answered yes to all the above, congratulations!  You’re a smart voter.  If for you the opposite is true, you have a bit of time because Ontario is in its infancy.

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