Friday, September 20, 2019

A Very Timely Sign Of The Times


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.


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.


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)!


Friday, September 13, 2019

Nanaimo Family Fun Day On Victoria Crescent

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.


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.


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.


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???


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Credit Card Trap For Life

Minimum Payment Will Keep You In Debt Forever

An excellent article on 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.


Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Worth Remembering This October

Click image for Macleans Article


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.

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.


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.


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.


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Bathtub Weekend 2019 Street Fair Nanaimo

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!


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Another Nanaimo Bike Theft

The above is a screengrab from a Facebook group 'Stealing Nanaimo' posted on July 10. As stated in the post a couple visiting our fair city on their boat were shopping in our delightful downtown at Port Place. While there, adding those much sought after tourist dollars to our fair city they had their bikes stolen which were locked to a bike rack in broad daylight.

Welcome to Nanaimo ............... perhaps our local constabulary can get serious about relieving folk of their bolt cutters as clearly there is NO legitimate reason to have one on your person.

Perhaps our city council and health authority might make a concerted effort to do something to protect the average, law abiding citizen rather than making Nanaimo more and more accommodating to the criminals drawn to our ever growing drug culture.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Nanaimo Welcome Sign Proposal

The story recently of a couple visiting from Belgium having their $15,000 bike stolen from their motor home while visiting Colliery Dam Park prompted the above suggestion.

It should be posted at all City of Nanaimo highway entrances and in all city parks and facilities.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Nanaimo A Costly Place To Buy Gas

Nanaimo Drivers Must Be Idiots

At least the local gas cartel must think so based on their pricing policy. We usually are the highest price on Vancouver Island but this morning we were even higher than Vancouver.

The following comes from Gas Buddy, June 5 at 7:00 am:

Nanaimo 153.9
Vancouver 139.9
Calgary 100.9
Toronto 110.0

The GREENdp policy reflected at the pump.

Remember, that the NDP and Mr. Horgan did NOT win the last election and must pander to the Green's under Mr. Weaver if they wish to stay in power. So, we have this foolish obstruction of a major Canadian economic driver as they do everything they can to kill the pipeline.

One might think that the First United Church of the Green Screamers is a bigger threat to Canada than radical Islam ever could be.


D-Day June 6 1944 - 75 Years Ago

More than 14,000 Canadian forces landed or parachuted into France on D-Day. The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 warships and 10,000 sailors and the RCAF contributed 15 fighter and fighter-bomber squadrons to the assault.

Total Allied casualties numbered more than 10,000 on D-Day including 1074 Canadians of which 359 were killed in action.

The Normandy campaign which had been expected to last a few weeks ended up taking months and not concluding until August 21 1944. It was then that Canadian forces played an important role in the closing of the Falaise Gap. This finally contained the German forces and saw the capture of 150,000 German soldiers. It was now possible for the Allies to pursue the Germans into the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Among the Allied casualties in the Normandy campaign were more than 18,700 Canadians with 5,000 Canadians losing their lives.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Too Funny --

Came across this on Facebook couldn't see who put it together but thought it was actually quite an accurate depiction of our area.

I am sure all sorts of copyright is being infringed upon, but for now it is good for a chuckle.

I am sure if someone took the time they could find several other characters that represent Nanaimo quite well, especially our local politicos.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Canadian Gas Prices - Out of Control

That $1.25 Toronto gas price looks pretty good when you consider what we in British Columbia keep having to fork out for at the pumps.

Our fearless premier is striking some kind of task force to investigate the high cost of gasoline in this province. Perhaps there is some merit to the taxpayer group that are offering to send Mr. Horgan a mirror, to help him discover the reason for our high gas prices.

Mr. Horgan's logic does seem a bit sketchy when you consider he is suing to stop a pipeline on the one hand, and then threatening to sue if a pipeline doesn't supply BC.

Canadian political 'leadership' is perhaps one of the biggest crisis we have faced in our nation, since confederation.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Nanaimo Town Hall - Meet Your New Council

Screengrab from Facebook
Inventing New Ways To Increase Your Taxes!!

The previous city council could best be described as the gang that couldn't shoot straight. They were however able to hold the line on tax increases albeit in what could best be described as one huge gong show.

The city taxpayers had enough of that group of city clowncillors and so they kicked them out and brought in a whole bunch of fresh faces, with the exception of longtime Nanaimo politico Mr. Krog.

It is safe to say that CUPE was delighted to once again have a union-friendly group controlling the city purse strings and the quickly signed union agreement was proof of that fact.

City taxes are set to increase by a whopping 5% this year which of course is not the only tax increase taxpayers will have to choke down. Of course the Regional District, School District, NRGH and the library will all be coming looking for increases as well.

The 'Climate Emergency" recently declared by the Tax 'n Spend Specialists at city hall is just one more creative way of getting deeper into the local taxpayers pocket. Just a sign of the rarified air folk start breathing once they become members of city council. Now, they are going to address the climate emergency.  Anyone else notice they are having trouble keeping the garbage picked up on time lately??

This is just the first year for this bunch and they are just getting warmed up. Hang onto your wallets, it's going to be a tough four years.


Monday, April 29, 2019

The Recycling Delusion

Think You Are Saving The Planet???
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In the first of a three part series Global news examines the reality of the recycling industry in Canada and how much of it is merely a delusion.

"What once could be sold for profit now costs money to haul away, and the notion that Canadians are saving the planet by putting things in a blue bin is proving to be a delusion."

We here in Nanaimo totally rejected what is the best form of recycling which of course is a waste to energy plant, but the local green screamers of course shouted that down in favour of bowing to the god that recycling has become for many.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Different Governance Beginning To Show

 US Economic Growth
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The US economy has grown more than most economists expected in the first quarter of 2019 with a GDP growth of 3.2%

Meanwhile in Canada ........

 Canadian Economy
Click image for full article.

The Canadian economy practically came to a halt with a three month growth rate of only 0.1%. Falling oil prices had an impact but the slowdown extended well beyond the energy sector.

Is it possible that relentless tax increases and the effects of the green screamers in Canada are having the desired chilling effect on the Canadian economy? While we continue to import oil on the east coast (which exports Canadian wealth) our own BC government continues to obstruct the sale of our natural resources to the world market? Combine that with crippling tax grabs disguised as climate change taxes and never-ending hoops business has to jump through in Canada and you have the perfect storm which is resulting in a Federal deficit budget of $20 billion this year.
Remember our prime minister said the budget would be balanced in a few years? He also said it would take care of itself.
You might want to ask candidates in the local election how they plan to address our flailing economy. You don't need to ask local Liberal candidate, as her party is already demonstrating how they will deal with the economy, the results are plain for all to see.
The NDP candidate seems to think there is sufficient funds available to provide free meds to all, of course he is not very specific on what the plan will actually cost or where the money comes from. If you believe his 'talking points' you are one of the gullible that should have your voting rights suspended.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Easter Sunday

It is not about bunnies and chocolate eggs

It is about the salvation of OUR eternal souls

This image from Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' while more graphic than the sanitized Jesus on the Cross usually shown, still does not convey what was done to the only sinless man to ever walk.

While nearly completely ignored, what the Christ endured at the hands of vile, sinful men when he was scourged with 39 flesh-ripping lashes is all part of the crucifixion story. We are told in the book of Isaiah :

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Traditionally, Easter Sunday will see the biggest spike in Church attendance than any other time of year. It will be celebrating the Resurrection, but before that Glory came the whipping post, the humiliation, the mocking, the spitting upon, struggling to carry His Cross, being nailed naked to the most cruel means of death imagined and finally death and descent into Hell so that sinful man could be forgiven.

Those who hear the message and choose to ignore or mock it will be condemning themselves to eternal damnation from the presence of GOD. 

The Greatest Expression of Love
the world has ever seen

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to pay the price for the sins of all of mankind. That sin is what separates us from Him and our entrance to heaven. No sin can enter heaven and if ours is not forgiven we have denied ourselves entrance to eternal life in heaven.

We are told in the Holy Bible "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among people  by which we must be saved [for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation]." 

We are told how we may be saved and taken into heaven rather than into hell.
"Believe in the Lord Jesus [as your personal Saviour and entrust yourself to Him] and you will be saved, if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Amplified Bible
What must you do to be saved from eternal damnation?

It is not complicated; if prayed sincerely, simply say:

JESUS save me, a sinner ......... 


Sunday, April 07, 2019

Free Speech Under Assault In Canada

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A tribunal has found a man guilty and fined him $55,000. His 'crime' claiming that a biological male was in fact a biological male who chose to be identified as a female.

According to the article: “During the British Columbia elections in the spring of 2017, Christian activist Bill Whatcott passed out hundreds of flyers notifying people that one of the local candidates for Parliament, Morgane Oger — who claimed to be a woman and dressed as a woman — was actually a man named Ronan Oger. (In fact, up until five years ago, Oger lived relatively normally as a father with his wife and two children.)”
That was it. He simply reported the truth: Morgane was a biological male.
As a result the tribunal found: the Canadian tribunal, which issued a 104-page ruling, concluding that: 1) “Mr. Whatcott’s conduct was discrimination contrary to the Code” and that he must cease and desist from such action in the future; 2) he must “pay Ms. Oger $35,000 as compensation for injury to her dignity, feelings, and self‐respect; 3) he must “pay Ms. Oger $20,000 as costs for improper conduct”; and 4) he must pay Oger interest due. (The Code in question is the Human Rights Code, to my knowledge, related to but not identical to Bill C-16.)

Regardless what you think about Whatcott's religious views this finding should send a chill up the spine of anyone who embraces free speech as one of the most basic of rights we have in Canada. 

How the 'opinion' of one person can actually injure someone's dignity, feelings and self-respect is enough to blow your mind.  


Thursday, April 04, 2019

Gas Prices --- Ask Horgan to Explain

B.C. Residents Pay The Price

As of 4:00 pm April 4/19 Gas Buddy Prices

Calgary 113.9
Toronto 112.7
Ottawa 111.7
Vancouver 163.9
Nanaimo 153.9
Comox 149.9
Duncan 148.9

BC Carbon Tax over 9 cents per litre. Perhaps some inquiring reporter (it there are any will ask Premier Horgan to actually account for how every penny being collected to 'save the planet' is being spent and what proof there is it will accomplish anything??

Us old guys, know this is nothing but a tax grab clothed in a fable about saving the planet, and the 'new crop' is gullible enough to swallow it hook line and sinker.


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Canada could slip into recession --- without the USA

If you think that our country is being well run by the young Mr. Trudeau and his gender-balanced government, then like many Canadians you are living in a fantasy land of your own making.

A recent poll showed that nearly 50% of those surveyed were $200/mo. away from being insolvent.

This is critical year for Canada and the government we will select this fall, so do yourself and this country a favour and start to take a real look at what has been happening over the past three years under the 'leadership' of Mr. Trudeau.

Click image to read a recent article in Bloomberg that warns about just how serious the economic outlook is for Canada.


Taxes are the real issue ---- not housing costs

Governments at all levels will make much noise about the high cost of housing and how they are going to deal with it. The provincial government has introduced a typical socialist answer in the speculation tax grab. Arguably it will do nothing to impact the affordability of housing as all it will do is take some more money out of the marketplace and put it into the hands of government.

The carbon tax grab that the PM and others are so hot about is another example of just another tax that will do nothing to accomplish the excuse they are using to implement it.

As the following chart shows the real problem with affordable housing is not simply the market price of housing but the number of dollars governments are stealing from productive members of our society and taking away from our purchasing power on all levels.

The other reason housing is becoming unaffordable is because the Canadian economy is in such dire shape, it is not able to keep pace with rising costs on all fronts.

Don't expect to get anything but bafflegab from all the politicians running in the current provincial by-election as politicians of ALL stripes are only really interested in stealing and spending as much of YOUR money as you will let them get away with.


Tuesday, January 01, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR ............. 2019


It seems like only yesterday that the world held it's breath to see if Y2K was going to see the end of computer controlled civilization as we knew it. 2000 came and went with barely a whimper.

The past 20 years have seemingly come and gone with hardly a blink of the eye. Well, that at least is my perspective, perhaps time does accelerate as one gets older. 2019 for me will bring my 70th year and some childhood events seem like only yesterday.

The anticipated tumult of 2000 amounted to nothing other than a windfall profit for those in the computer industry, rewriting code to keep things running smoothly. 

The world today, is an entirely different place than it was in 2000 with upheavel of all type occuring on a global scale. The world's economic system is near the bursting point and nations are challenged to deal with the impact of 'natural' events such as wildfires, earthquakes, floods and storms on all fronts.

Our nation is seeing the results of what we have been sowing these past decades with our economic system pretty much unraveled relying on a system of smoke and mirrors and the exchange of paper backed only by faith. Once wealth producing resources being curtailed on many fronts and our once strong manufacturing sector a mere shadow of it's former self. 

Our once proud and blessed country is now reaping what we have sown during my lifetime. When I was a child place and honor was still given to God with the LORD'S Prayer being a part of opening each school day. The Bible was used as a teaching resource as well, even in PUBLIC schools if you can imagine. While few in my family darkened the door of a church among all, their was the knowing that God was and deserved honor. With few exceptions no retail was open on Sunday (it was called the LORDS Day). 

When Christmas came around it was about celebrating and giving honor to the birth of God's only begotten Son in Jesus the Christ. It is now a secular/pagan celebration giving honor to people and our appetites.

Some may know I am a professing Christian, although I don't 'preach' and believe that anyone living in North America has surely had the same opportunity to know the LORD as has been given me. That said, I do not discount the grace God has extended me in the faith to believe.

Those of you who know the LORD have the blessed assurance of your eternity and the confidence to face the soon coming chaos that will engulf the earth. Those who don't have that assurance I would urge to seek the LORD while He can be found as the day is soon coming when the only safe harbour is going to be in dwelling in Him.

The Gospel of salvation is what you have likely heard preached which in short says that Jesus came to earth, died, was resurrected and ascended into heaven. The salvation of our souls comes in repenting of our sin (of not giving God place) asking for the forgiveness that is provided in the LORDS death, recognizing we need His Blood to cover our sin so that the Holy Spirit of God may inhabit our spirits which brings the undeniable KNOWING that Jesus is exactly who the Bible says He is. You will know that heaven is your assured eternity and you will know that Jesus is in fact the ONLY way, all other paths lead to eternal destruction.

The Gospel of the Kingdom is all of the above with the addition that Jesus is once again coming into the earth, this time not as the Lamb meek and mild, but as the Lion of Judah and the Warrior King He is. He will set foot on the temple mount and establish His Kingdom which He will rule with a rod of iron. Before that terrible day the Bible declares that nearly 2/3's of all mankind will have died through one calamity or another.

That Day has been spoken of for about 2000 years and is now finally at the door. Only those that are found in the LORD will come through those days.

Today may be YOUR day of salvation ........ you have no guarantee of tomorrow. Seek Him while He can be found, your eternal soul depends upon it.

May 2019 usher in a Year of the LORD'S Blessing on you and all those in your house.