Friday, November 01, 2019

NDP Economic Philosophy In Action

Premier Horgan explains socialist economic philosophy to trick or treaters. He takes all their candy for redistribution, and gives each one 30% back.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

British Columbia Families Hosed At The Pump

Canadian Gas Prices Oct. 31/19

Calgary .90/l
Toronto 1.09/l
Nanaimo 1.47/l

Prices have been rounded up to reflect a whole number for comparison.

Put simply, every 100 litres of gasoline you buy in beautiful British Columbia will cost you a whopping $57.00 more than it would in Alberta. It will also cost you $38.00 more than it would in Toronto.

Do the math ...... if you buy 200 litres of fuel each month you will have $114.00 less in your pocket in B.C. than in Alberta, and $76.00 less than if you lived in Toronto.

How many families living in B.C. would notice a big difference if they had an extra $100.00 or so to spend each month??

Ask your local NDP MLA how much of the pump price is directly related to government taxes and policy. 

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Canadian Gun Law Logic Explained

[Shitpost] The two Bobs inquire about gun control from r/canadaguns

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Terrible Price Was Paid Yesterday

For what we so casually handle today

It is the veteran, not the preacher who has given us freedom of religion. 
It is the veteran, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press. 
It is the veteran, not the poet who has given us freedom of speech. 
It is the veteran, not the campus organizer who has given us freedom to assemble. 
It is the veteran, not the lawyer who has given us the right to a fair trial. 
It is the veteran, not the politician who has given us the right to vote. 
It is the veteran who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag and whose coffin will be draped by the flag.

While we all enjoy the blessings that have come to our country we seem blind to the gradual erosion of those freedoms once held dear, once paid for with the blood of the brave.

Perhaps it is the fact the current generations have paid nothing for these freedoms they are handled so lightly. No longer honoring and giving place to the God who has kept our land and freedom is another cause behind our current decay.

I wonder if those in Flanders Field are resting, in light of what we have done with the freedoms they so dearly paid for??

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Identity Theft Scam Via Canada Post

Official looking Revenue Canada Form

A friend of mine got the above package in the mail, looking very much like an official Revenue Canada document.

It came partially filled out with name and address and a request for some 'missing information' which includes SIN and birth date. It also comes with a handy self addressed and stamped return envelope.

These type of phishing documents are pretty common via email, but I don't think they are as common via Canada Post. So, beware!



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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

What Qualifies ANY of These Folk To Lead Canada??


Now that the election is behind us
can anyone explain why ANY of these people
were qualified to lead our country?

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Liberals Promise another $93.9 Billion Debt

Promise to run Canadians another $93,900,000,000.00 in debt over next four years

That is a campaign PROMISE which means it might be on the low side, but not the high side.

As reported in the National Post
The Liberals released their costed platform on Sunday, and it comes with big promises — and big spending. The party plans to run a $27.4 billion deficit in 2020-21, and then follow it up with deficits of $23.7 billion, $21.8 billion, and $21 billion in the following years. The Liberals do not have a plan to balance the budget;

Cost of Debt

As reported in the Financial Post
In 2016/17, interest payments on the federal debt will total $25 billion, which is more than what Ottawa plans to spend on transfers to Canadian families in the form of children benefits ($22 billion). It’s also equivalent to the federal government’s planned budgetary deficit ($25 billion). Put differently, in the absence of federal interest payments, Ottawa could wipe out its deficit this year, despite its marked increase in program spending.

Enslaving future generations

Perhaps Canadians have been blinded to the long term evil of deficit financing, as most households couldn't run without their credit. Credit actually makes slaves of us all and the debt we are running up will be an anchor around the neck of our great grandchildren.

With all the focus on the boogieman of climate change, the slight of hand artists wanting to run Canada are being allowed to steal from future generations.

Using credit cards to make credit card payment???

How long would you be able to use one credit card to borrow money to make the monthly payment on another card?? Sooner or later you will go broke.

There is no difference with national debt. This Liberal government plans on running deficit of $27.3 billion in their first year. The interest on the national debt is $25 billion. You don't need to be a finance wizard to realize that we are now paying interest by borrowing more money.

It is a fool's game.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

NDP Vote Means Justin Trudeau PM


If you want another four more years of the Liberals then a vote for the NDP will insure that happens.

Sadly, during this election the Canadian voter has little real choice for change. If you are concerned about the spiraling deficits under the Liberals (past four years $20 billion/yr deficits) and four more years of planned deficits, you are faced with very little real choice. A vote for the NDP will just insure another four years of Liberal deficits and the only clear way to avoid that is to vote in a Conservative majority, which is highly unlikely in Canada.

I am old enough now, that I believe I am seeing the end of any semblance of true democracy in this country. On the upside, I won't have to endure it for that many more years. As governments rely more and more on voters who actually believe campaign promises and are now eyeing the 16 year old vote, unfortunately it would appear that Canada will be getting exactly the kind of government we deserve. 

God have mercy.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Climate Change Lies You Likely Believe


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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

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IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS

Image: Sher Falls DragonFlyDreams88

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Making British Columbia Number ONE

Photo credit: cbc.ca

GREENdp Leaders make BC #1
Highest Gasoline Prices in the Nation

Halifax NS 107.2
Ottawa Ont. 106.9
Toronto Ont. 104.9
Calgary Ab. 93.9
Vancouver BC 140.9
Duncan BC 144.9
Comox BC 139.9
Nanaimo BC 133.9

They did however spend some tax dollars on a bogus study of why we lead the nation in gasoline prices. Does anyone remember the conclusions or recommendations that came from that non-study??

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Satire ...... Makes A Valid Point

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Monday, October 07, 2019

Global Warming/Climate Change/ Climate Crisis

What's really behind the climate change crisis HYSTERIA??
 Images play an important role
Responsible Adults Should Be Ashamed

What is actually behind the whole Global Warming / Climate Change / Climate Crisis hysteria that is gripping the youth of the world can be summed up this way:

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

All governments embrace a narrative that will allow them to keep increasing taxes with virtually no push back from the poor old goose. After all, how can you possibly be opposed to saving the planet?


It is not surprising this can be sold to the impressionable youth who form opinions from tweets and other in depth forms of communication. It is also a noble cause to embrace by a generation that pretty much has no real compass or purpose for life.

Shameful Adult Driven Hysteria

Those adults who pretend to be leaders should hang their heads for the hysteria they are allowing to be whipped up in this youthful generation. People who are supposed to be leaders screaming an end to the planet in six to twelve years should be ashamed of themselves. They are acting totally irresponsibly for personal gain in the political arena.

Is the climate changing? It is always changing and has been since the ice age. Governments using this narrative to support increasing taxes offer no real plan that will reduce the consumption of fossil fuels which produce CO2 (which is NOT a pollutant), increased taxes at the pumps won't reduce consumption nor will it cause people to quit heating their homes. It will however give governments more and more tax dollars they can figure out how to spend.

At the same time keeping us distracted from how poorly we are actually being governed. Imagine a country as wealthy as Canada with a central government spending $355,000,000,000.00 annually and we still have pensioners making a choice between heat and food? More and more young people being lost to drugs and alcohol. A poorer and poorer working class that can't survive without a credit card and line of credit with the bank, and a car loan, and a first and sometimes second mortgage ............... why is that possible in such a wealthy land??

Never mind that, let's just focus on the climate boogeyman and people won't address the real issues facing Canadians.

It is an old fashioned notion we Canadians have relegated to the dust bin, but consulting with the One that created this place in the first place and giving Him place will solve all of the perils confronting mankind in this present hour.

Rather than resorting to that absurdity we will sooner consume Gore's KoolAid and wring our hands and whip up a hopeless youth with fear of impending doom.

It bears repeating:

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.


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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Nanaimo Crime Stats September 2019

Image Crime Map City of Nanaimo website

The above screengrab from the City of Nanaimo Crime Map for the period Sept. 1 - Oct. 3 2019 would seem to indicate that crime is well distributed across the city. This image shows the area generally considered to be the downtown district bounded by Comox Rd., Pine St., Nicol St. and Front Street.

Click on the above image to visit the Crime Map to see what type of crime may be occurring in your neighbourhood.

By the numbers

Break and Enter 61 incidents
Theft 108 incidents
Theft from vehicle 276
Theft of vehicle 22
Mischief 249
Shoplifiting 65

These are city wide incidents totalling 781 for the period.

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Canadian Media Rebranded

Is Liberal $600,000,000.00 media bailout
paying off in non-coverage of real issues?

Some appropriate logo redesigns?

When was the last time 'reporters' asked any real questions of this Prime Minister? His four year fiscal record is being eclipsed by his proposed deficits over the next four years if re-elected.

He is refusing to engage in any meaningful televised debates and is engaged in the age-old practice of promising goodies for everyone, of course he doesn't care that our great grandchildren are being robbed without any input.

That said, the other parties are engaged in the same tactic of promising the moon and stars if they are elected. Of course the boogeyman of climate change has been used effectively to stir everyone up over an emotional issue, no one can control. All the while no one has to deal with tough issues like the Canadian economy and out of control federal spending, landlocked natural resources, foreign investment leaving our country in droves and arguably a disastrous four years of incompetent government.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Port Alberni Mini Vacation

Stamp Falls
Bear Looking For Dinner
MV Frances Barkely
Early Morning On The Canal
Bamfield Coast Guard Station
Humpback Show Time

Port Alberni Mini Stacation

If you are looking for something to do in October might I suggest a short stay with our friends in Port Alberni. 

The Lady Rose Marine is offering a half price sale on their sailings to Bamfield for the month of October. For $40 you can enjoy a day long return trip from Port Alberni to Bamfield. This offers west coast scenery at it's finest and the MV Fances Barkely provides a comfortable trip regardless of weather. The galley onboard puts up reasonably priced good eats from breakfast through lunch fare. You can also buy beer and wine onboard.

The trip from Port Alberni to Bamfield offers a variety of wildlife from eagles, bears, sea lions and humback whales to name a few.

STAMP FALLS

A visit to Stamp Falls Park is always enjoyable where you can watch migrating salmon battle up the falls in their final quest to provide the next generation. The fish ladder provides and 'easier' path for those that find it.

Further up river from the falls we were treated to the site of Mama bear fishing to feed herself and her set of triplets, all of which could be seen at one time. A lone male was also spotted further up the river also trying his luck as an angler. While we observed neither bear were successful in their quest for a salmon dinner.

It is a good way to spend a couple of days and I'm sure a little input into the local economy would be appreciated as currently the big payroll in town is still behind a picket line.

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Why Is Trudeau Ducking Public Debates???

Are selfies and photo ops 
all it takes to be elected in Canada????
This National Post article chronicles the number of public 'events' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participated in back in 2016 when riding the crest of his public approvals.

Now after demonstrating his leadership these past four years, it begs the question of why he is ducking meaningful public debates, which are down from 5 during the last election to 2 or 3 (with one in French) where he could be held accountable based on his track record.

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National Post article claims the Canadian public is being denied the opportunity to see Justin Trudeau defend his foreign policy record in a forum that provides substantive and sustained fashion.

Buying Votes With More Deficit Funding
This National Post article shows the cost of the Liberals promises which include running deficits in excess of $20 billion in each of the following four years. This seems to have abandoned the last election promise to balance the budget by 2019.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Youth Hold Pro-Life Rally???


The above image accompanied an article in the Nanaimo Bulletin. While I did not read the story, I was encouraged to think the youth are finally standing up for the life of all children.

Now I will happily carry on with my day knowing there is hope for the next generation who understands the evil of killing the most vulnerable among us.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Canada Gun Violence - False Narratives??

Promises to ban 'assault' style weapons .....
Valid point or just election talking point??

Recently Justin Trudeau promised to give cities the option of banning handguns and on a national level would ban all assault style military weapons. Other party leaders I am sure will offer similar promises as one more blank in their platform.

It would seem to make sense if the homicide rates in Canada could be linked to the possession of AR 15 style firearms. 

Do the facts support the narrative??

These numbers all come from Statistics Canada for the year 2017.

Total homicides = 666
By shooting 267
By stabbing 203
By beating 108
By strangulation 27
By other means 61

Of all homicides 163 were gang related which means 25% of all homicides are gang related.

During this same time period nearly 4,000 people died by suicide.

Type of firearm used and number of deaths

Handguns 130, rifle or shotgun 50, sawed off shotgun 13, other types 30. The last category can include nail guns, flare guns and pellet guns.

The facts simply do not support the notion that we need to ban AR15 style firearms which in the hands of law abiding citizens are an effective means of self defense. In Canada high capacity magazines are illegal and in fact an AR15 style firearm can only hold five rounds unlike the 40 rounds you hear about in the USA.

Handgun use is already pretty much banned

As for banning handguns, the fact is they are pretty much banned in the way they can be legally used now. In Canada you can not even legally carry a handgun if you are out walking in the bush in bear country, a fact few people know. The only legal place you can discharge a handgun in Canada is on a range at a gun club. Effectively handguns might as well be banned given the highly restrictive regulations governing their use.

False sense of security??

With politicians at all levels calling for more gun controls there is the sense that will somehow make us safer. Fact or false security?? The stats clearly show that you are more likely to be stabbed or beaten to death than you are to be shot. You have nearly a zero percent chance of being shot with an 'assault' (AR15) style rifle, yet that is where all the focus is with political talking points. Assault rifles just sound more dangerous so banning them sounds as if you are really doing something to protect the public.

If you are one of the 666 homicide victims there is a 40% chance you will have been shot a 30% chance you have been stabbed and a 16% chance you will have been beaten to death. Put another way 46% of homicides are from stabbing and beating, while 40% are from firearms.

You are also fifteen times more likely to commit suicide than you are to be killed by a firearm.

Street checking
a real crime deterrent
 carding
Image Toronto Sun Article


Back in 2013, when the controversial practice known as carding was increasingly coming under fire over racial profiling concerns, Toronto Police conducted 196,907 street checks — a year that saw 22 gun murders.

In the five years that followed, street checks dropped precipitously — first to 17,001 in 2014 and virtually none in subsequent years.

The city’s cops simply all but stopped doing street checks.

The short version of the Toronto Sun article (I would encourage you to read) after a dramatic rise in murder in 2005 the Toronto police started a serious crackdown on guns and gangs. They used street checks to keep an eye on known trouble makers.

Within a few years the murder rates dropped to levels not seen in decades. The intelligence gathered during these checks was very effective at deterring and solving crime. To the point senior commanders ordered more of these checks which peaked in 2013 with nearly 200,000 checks being done in the year.

The following year members of marginalized communities and Black Lives Matter were successful in getting the media onside and eventually the program was scrapped.

The increase in crime, since is undeniable.

Police Association
says banning handguns pointless


Conclusion

Banning handguns in some cities will make criminals out of law abiding citizens who have handguns for the sport, and personal protection in their homes. The laws in place already covering handguns makes them all but banned already. The gang members on the street did not acquire their weapons through legal channels in the first place and will continue to be armed regardless of laws.

Banning AR type firearms will have absolutely zero impact on crime rates as they are not being used now in crimes.

Proactive policing is proven effective and should be encouraged if there is any real desire to make society safer from the ever increasing criminal element in our midst.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Todays Most Insidious Addiction - INFORMATION


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Media today more interested in being first whether it is true or not!

Are you using your device
or is your device using you?

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed,"
"If you do read it you are misinformed."

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Friday, September 20, 2019

A Very Timely Sign Of The Times



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Understanding the Bank of Canada


Few Canadians have any idea how their governments finance their ever growing debts. The Bank of Canada could finance all government debts with INTEREST FREE loans if there was the political appetite to do so. Instead much of Canadian debt is held by foreign interests (25%+/-) which means Canadians are paying interest they should not have to pay, to the tune of over $33 Billion annually for the federal debt alone.

Click the above image for a very thorough examination of why the Bank of Canada should be restored to it's originally intended purpose. That is not going to happen without a lot of resistance from the whole central banking system which keeps nations in bondage regardless of who is elected.

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Canadian Deficts - Out of Control???



Note: For 2016 & 17 the bold figures are the actual figures, the light numbers are the budgeted figures. For the years 2018 & 19 the only figures available are the budgeted amounts.

Deficits are not used to fund capital infrastructure expenses like airports, roads, bridges etc. but rather the day to day cost of running the government, which includes giving funds to other countries etc. Deficits are funded from borrowing funds on which interest must be paid, currently the annual interest cost to fund the accumulated Canadian deficits is in excess of $33,000,000,000.00 each year.
  
Over simplified this means that about 10% of every dollar the government takes in in taxes goes to pay the interest on our debt resulting from continually spending more money than what is coming in. Put another way, your income taxes could be reduced by 10% if it were not for the debts government has run up on your behalf.

Sadly in Canada that is also the way many of our households are being run as well. We use mortgages, reverse mortgages, consumer loans, lines of credit, student loans etc. etc. to fund things we simply can't afford based on our income levels. 

Put another way, the deficits we keep running up are as is we are giving our grand children the bill for the steak dinner we are eating today.

One of the big differences in political philosophies is the fact that conservatives used to think balanced budgets were a good thing, while all other parties don't mind spending your grand children's money to pay for the promises of today to get themselves elected.

And the Canadian electorate seem to think that is OK.

  
Canada's Federal Debt 1840 - 2011
  Source: Stats Canada Table 385-0010

The actual federal debt is now $700,000,000,000.00 which puts that red line at the very top of the above graph.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Asian Hornet Nest In Nanaimo

Near Robbins Park Harewood, Nanaimo

Screenshot and following report appeared on Facebook, Sept.19/19
The post appears on the 'I Love Harewood' public group on Facebook.

John Holubeshen

Moufida and I found a Giant Asian Hornets nest in the Robin's Park area in Nanaimo last night. This is in the area of all the confirmed Vancouver Island sightings.

Conrad Berube, Peter Lange, Moufida Holubeshen and I went back after dark and eradicated the colony (Conrad did most of the work, with the rest of us merely supporting him).

I took one sting to the chest and Conrad took four to his legs - these stings are very painful!

Hopefully we caught this before any new queens were released and hopefully this was the only nest on Vancouver Island (or in BC)!


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Friday, September 13, 2019

Nanaimo Family Fun Day On Victoria Crescent


CRESCENT DAY STREET FAIR 
ON VICTORIA CRESCENT  
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come - have fun - and celebrate the first weekend of Fall with the FREE Victoria Crescent Street Fair in downtown Nanaimo the last weekend of this month.

On Sunday, September 29, there will be a giant slide for the kids, bouncy castle, a big blow-up dart board, basketball hoops, slap-shot hockey, a 60-foot obstacle course to swerve, climb and maneuver through and much, much more. Children can play games, colour or get animal-shaped balloons.

The circus troupe Vesta Fire will be on hand to entertain with their juggling, stilt walking and hoola-hooping - and it's all FREE.

So come-on down to Victoria Crescent Day in downtown Nanaimo, Sunday, September 29. The fun starts at 10 am.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

NDP ALR The Rusty Rake Closure


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The recent forced closure of a small business in Nanoose points to the lunacy that permeates our bureaucracy these days. Overpaid folk with a degree that have no idea about the benefits of small business making lofty decisions that are killing this country.

The fact the ALR has dealt so harshly with this small family business is enough to turn your stomach. You will notice it is the 'ALR' that makes the decision, instead of the actual faceless, nameless bureaucrats that have an exaggerated sense of their own importance.

Make no mistake, this decision did not have to go the way it did and as the above video clearly demonstrates it shows the hypocrisy of our government. If you are upset let your local MLA know about it.

Wouldn't it be lovely if enough people cared about this issue to demonstrate on the lawn of the legislature and call out the nameless, faceless ones who can change this decision.

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Monday, September 02, 2019

British Columbia Gas Prices Highest In Canada

Recent Gas Price Study Proved Nothing
Hamstrung by GreeNDP's Horgan & Weaver

Prices from Gas Buddy Sept. 2/19

It is hard to imagine that the average price for gasoline is cheaper in the Northwest Territories than in the province of British Columbia.

The recent study of gas prices in BC was just another GreeNDP bit of flim flamery as they try to explain why BC enjoys the highest gas prices in all of North America. 

The investigators were not allowed to consider what impact government taxes and government policy has on the cost of fuel at the pumps in BC.

Gas Prices in the USA
Average $.90 CAD per litre
 (adjusted for US gal. & currency exchange)

On Sept. 2 2019 according the AAA the average price in the USA was $2.57 per US gallon.

To compare with Canadian prices takes a bit of head scratching. At $2.57 US per US gallon (3.785 litres) and an exchange rate of $0.752 it would cost $3.42 CAD to purchase one US gallon at today's rate. In other words in the US $3.42 CAD would purchase 3.785 litres of gasoline for a per litre cost of $.90.


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Friday, August 23, 2019

Canadian Law Is An Ass???

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This is not the kind of story the liberal press in Canada usually gives much ink to but should be troubling to Canadians.

A father in Alberta asked a prospective babysitter for his children their age and gender. The father, did not end up hiring anyone as his need for a sitter changed. That did not stop the disgruntled applicant from filing a human rights complaint in 2017.

The fact the Human Rights Commission in Alberta has not dismissed the claim of course puts legal financial pressure on the father.

Only in Canada you say???

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

What ANTIFA Terrorists Look Like In Action

Portland Oregon Past Weekend

If you want to see what a left-wing mob looks like, this is an example of what happens when they get together. Time for ANTIFA to be declared a domestic terrorist group. 

Not in Canada yet? Maybe not, but likely only because those on the right are too spineless to stand up and be heard.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Climate Change - Some Common Sense Input

No Hype
No Hysteria
No Sky is falling sound-bites .........


A sensible approach to the 'sky is falling' hyperbole the left and green screamers keep grabbing headlines with every other day. Governments are only too happy to continue the fear mongering as they see an endless supply of cash filling their coffers via carbon taxes.

City Councillors with an exaggerated sense of their own importance have jumped on the climate emergency bandwagon. This is the same institution that can't keep the garbage trucks running on time.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cost of using your credit cards as credit

Cost of borrowing using a credit card

The above table appears on the back of a credit card statement showing the actual cost of using a credit card to finance purchases.

Depending on the interest rate your credit card charges carrying a balance of $2,000 on your card will cost you $33.17 to $48.00 per month for the privilege of essentially "buying" something today you really can't afford.

According to this CBC article (2017) Trans Union reported there were over 43,000,000 active credit cards in Canada and the average balance per user was nearly $4100. The total outstanding balance on credit cards was over $91 billion.

It is an over simplification to say that all credit card users carry a $4100 balance as this is an average with some exceeding this amount and some carrying lesser balances, if any at all. That said depending on the rate of interest being charged an average balance of $4100 would equate to an interest payment of $69.00 to $100.80 per month. To put this into simple terms, instead of putting the $4100 on plastic, you opened your wallet and took out 41 $100 bills to buy your stuff, you would in fact have $4200 at your disposal.

If we really need to rely on credit cards to finance our lifestyle we need to rethink our lifestyle. I know it is an old fashioned notion to only buy something when you can afford to pay for it and Canadian consumers and Canadian governments have become slaves to the masters they are borrowing from.

In addition to the cost of carrying consumer debt the average Canadian family of four needs to come up with another $7000 per year just to service the national debt. That figure is based on 2016 data which clearly is outdated and the current cost is considerably higher given the Liberal governments policy of spending more and more money we don't have.

In the end, no good will come from being enslaved by the current banking system that makes serfs of us all in one fashion or another. Anyone who thinks the current system can be maintained indefinitely is deluding themselves and not facing the reality that is the Canadian economy currently. If you took away Canadian's credit cards we would suddenly realize we have been living a lie for decades.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Socialist World View


While this article comes from the political landscape of our neighbours to the south the basic socialist thinking can be applied to our Canadian socialist parties. At the top of that list of course you have the NDP followed a close second by the federal Liberals. As for the Green Party I don't really know what camp they fit into, they just seem to like hugging trees a lot and keep telling us the sky is falling. Of course the other parties are all climbing onto the climate emergency bandwagon as they recognize a good way to pluck the goose even more with lesser hissing. Even our local city council is buying into that narrative so as to extract more tax dollars from a gullible public.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

British Columbia Gas Prices


Premier Horgan and company can investigate the reason for high gas prices but seem unwilling to isolate the reason BC gas prices are so inexplicably high. They are not being open and transparent when it comes to the role government policy and taxes impact the price we all pay at the pump.

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Credit Card Trap For Life

Minimum Payment Will Keep You In Debt Forever

An excellent article on Vice.com sheds light on the trap many Canadians find themselves in over their lifetime. That minimum payment on your credit card debt is designed to keep you trapped in debt for your entire lifetime.

The province of Quebec has introduced legislation that requires a minimum monthly payment of at least 2% of the balance which will increase to 5% by 2025. While this still is far from ideal it is an improvement on the current system which insures you will be a slave to the bank for your lifetime.

The Canadian 'lifestyle' is really one of smoke and mirrors which will evaporate the moment our credit cards and low interest mortgages become a thing of the past. Our federal government is running us into debt at a dangerous pace that will insure future generations will be slaves to the debt for their entire lifetime.

It is something this generation of Canadians thinks is the norm - taking possession of what we 'want' today and paying for it tomorrow. Of course, we are finding out that tomorrow never comes.

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Worth Remembering This October

Click image for Macleans Article

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Free Fun Family Event Aug 10

Maffeo Sutton Park This Saturday

Oceanside church is hosting their annual 'Love your City' event this Saturday in Maffeo Sutton Park from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.

EVERYONE WELCOME
All of Nanaimo is welcome to come and enjoy this FREE fun event the church has been hosting for the past twenty years.

Live music, bouncy castles, jousting matches, face painting, puppet shows, a bouncy obstacle course and more to enjoy.

Free hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy ..... and did we say it is ALL FREE.



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Thursday, August 01, 2019

More Threatening Than Global Warming?


Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.


From our rivers and streams to our grocery shelves, this menace is hiding in plain site, yet none of our politicians or activists are sounding the alarm. Why not? This is a peril facing mankind that exceeds the threat of global warming or even climate change.



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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Safe Injection Site Or Shooting Gallery




Safe Injection Sites Point To Island Health Failure

The above video explores the reality of Vancouver's 'safe' injection site and the kind of neighbourhood it creates. The fact the Health Authorities are promoting these as their way of dealing with the addiction epidemic clearly exposes their total inadequacy to provide treatment. Instead, they continue to enable those poor souls caught in the grips of addiction.

Nanaimo will soon add at least one of these sites which likely will only make the problem worse rather than providing a proper treatment regimen to help free these souls from their own personal hell.

Our society seems incapable of dealing with the plague of drug addiction and the crime that follows to support this disease. It is long past time to introduce mandatory drug treatment for those with the disease, and mandatory jail time for the criminals that thrive as parasites on the backs of the victims.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Bathtub Weekend 2019 Street Fair Nanaimo


VICTORIA CRESCENT STREET FAIR
 BATHTUB WEEKEND 
SAT. JULY 20/19 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come - have fun - and enjoy the FREE Victoria Crescent Street Fair in downtown Nanaimo Bathtub Weekend.

On Saturday, July 20 there will be a giant slide for the kids, bouncy castles, a big blow-up dart board, basketball hoops, a 60-foot obstacle course to swerve, climb and manoeuvre through. Children can have their faces painted, play games and take part in the Watermelon Eating and Egg Running competitions.

Adults can marvel at the dozens-and-dozens of classical, hot rod and weird and wacky vehicles. Nanaimo Search and Rescue will be on-scene to show off their equipment, so too Nanaimo Fire-Rescue, the RCMP and B.C. Sheriff Service.

On Crescent Stage, listen to the Nanaimo Fiddle Society or watch martial arts demonstrations.

You won't want to miss the famous Server's Race - a Bathtub Weekend tradition - right in front of the Queen's Hotel. Bar Staff from throughout the city will compete for the coveted trophy - balancing their drink trays, trying not to spill a drop, while they run from table-to-table.

It's all at the Victoria Crescent Street Fair, Bathtub Weekend in downtown Nanaimo, Saturday, July 20. 
Where Everything is Free!

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