#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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LHIN & CCAC Navigation gross waste of taxpayers’ dollars

Who do you want making decisions about your health care:  therapists, nurses, doctors or paper-shufflers?

That’s the question Ontarians should be asking.  Bill 41 isn’t even a year old and we’re seeing its effect.  Paper shufflers at Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) can have the final say when it comes to your health care.

The words of Dr. Nadia Alam should be put up on every fridge in Ontario (see link below):

“Under Bill 41, bureaucrats will set medical standards. It took me over a decade to train as a family doctor-anesthesiologist; sub-specialists rack up 15-20 years of training. Each year, doctors spend thousands of dollars on conferences and seminars to update their skills and knowledge. And all that expertise will be overruled by a random paper-shuffler behind some far-away desk — someone without medical knowledge who does not have to look a single patient in the eye.”

What makes Bill 41 even more unacceptable is the gross waste of taxpayers’ dollars.  Instead of taxpayers’ dollars going directly to hiring therpists, nurses, doctors and the purchase of equipment; the bureaucracy of the LHINs will expand to control public health, home care/Community Care Access Centres (CCAC), primary care clinics and hospices.

Dr. Alam reports:

“Insiders say that many CCAC administrators are bringing their expertise to LHIN offices.

CCAC administrators received special mention in the auditor general’s scathing report. She criticized them for extraordinary waste and mismanagement. Instead of allocating 92% of funding on the workers providing face-to-face patient care, CCAC admin spent only 60%. The rest disappeared into astronomical administrative costs — including CEO bonuses.”

If you don’t sleep well tonight, maybe its time you wrote to your MPP.

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/10/07/bill-41-would-flood-your-health-care-with-bureaucracy

 

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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 3

Powerline Road & Hwy. 24, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Powerline Road & Hwy. 24, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

The maintenance of this portion of Powerline Road at Hwy. 24 was the responsiblity of the County of Brant in Ontario.  With the approval of the much vaunted purchase of 6719 acres, as per the Brantford-Brant County Boundary Adjustment Agreement, it is now part of the laundry list of roads in Brantford that require TLC.

Given the length of time Powerline Road has been in this condition, is it a bad omen for the deal of the century?

 

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Schools don’t need A/C when they have fake grass

Well, well, some precious teachers and students (notice who comes first here) found it a bit warm in the classroom during the recent heat wave in Ontario.

Not so in the case of those who took to the multi-million dollar artificial turf sport fields (with all that super cool synthetic stuff under foot) that adorn some schools.  When you drove by you noticed them frolicking … er … “attending class” on the fake grass and in the direct sunshine during the hottest point of the day.

Hmm, must be mind over matter, which is much cheaper than schools adding and operating A/C in electricity crippled Ontario.

 

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Cats and carts

What do you make of your neighbour who lets their cat roam the neighbourhood?

What do you make of your fellow Costco shopper who thinks their shopping cart is a crowd control device designed to bump you out of the way?

Oh, but we think we are sooooooo advanced as a species with all our gadgets (and pets).

Think again.

 

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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 2

Brantford, Ontario is (make that the taxpayers of Brantford are) purchasing 6719 acres because of The Brantford-Brant County Boundary Adjustment Agreement.

Park Road N, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Park Road N, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Park Road N, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Park Road N, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Will the city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix Park Road North?

 

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Mainstream, aka newstainment, media: receiver beware

Are you told you are too young?

Are you told you are too old?

Ageism is nothing new.  “Why You are Washed up at 40” and other media stories are popular “not because they represent true facts, but because they appeal to many worried minds looking for an excuse.”

Dr. David J. Schwartz’s words remind us to take with a grain of salt or ignore the product of mainstream, aka newstainment, media.  Their scripts contain information THEY think you need to know, not what YOU need to know.  (But, oh, they care—ahem—deeply for you because they’ll go to bat for you if your new driveway is installed by a charlatan.)

Here are excerpts from their other heavily edited scripts:

“Trump, a lame duck”

“the racist despot next door”

“Trump presidency to die death of a thousand cuts”

“Matt turns attention to Jason in a Big Brother Fight for the Ages”

“Is Trump a Psychopath”

“crumbling White House”

“despotic scam artist”

“Toddler Trump”

“a boor”

 

Oh my Toto, I don’t think we are safe anymore!!

There, there take a deep breath and read what YOU need to know about President Trump’s first six months in office (WARNING:  this feed may be interrupted by—what really matters—the latest bombshell from the Big Brother House):

  1. US Debt has decreased
  2. A projected 1,027,000 jobs added
  3. Unemployment rate decreased from 4.8% to 4.4%
  4. US inflation rate decreased to an eight month low in June to 1.6%
  5. Nearly twice as many US housing sales in the past couple of months as there were under President Obama in 2009 during the same period
  6. The “2 for 1 executive order” mandates that for every new regulation, two regulations must be revoked
  7. The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high
  8. NATO allies increase spending by 10 Billion
  9. Illegal immigration is down almost 70% (guess where they’re going, eh)

For a complete list of Trump’s accomplishments see the following link:

HERE IT IS=> Complete List of President Trump’s Major Accomplishments in His First Six Months #MAGA

As a sage once said: “When you don’t read, watch or listen to the news you are uninformed; when you read, watch or listen to the news you are misinformed.”

 

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