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Left Over: You Can Handle the Truth…..

Jewish Voice for Peace   This is an excellent introduction for those who do not understand the issue..should be required viewing in every high school in Europe and North America (USA and Canada) so that over time education does what … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: You Can Handle the Truth…..

Left Over: Composure Under Pressure…..

I am trying with great difficulty to ignore the current campaign for a new Parliament and, if there is any justice, a new PM. I have been also trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to stop comparing and contrasting (thanks so much to all my Uni profs. who beat that concept into my head….) my own reality with . . . → Read More: Left Over: Composure Under Pressure…..

Left Over: Composure Under Pressure…..

I am trying with great difficulty to ignore the current campaign for a new Parliament and, if there is any justice, a new PM. I have been also trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to stop comparing and contrasting (thanks so much to all my Uni profs. who beat that concept into my head….) my own reality with . . . → Read More: Left Over: Composure Under Pressure…..

Left Over: Take a Propaganda at this Ridiculous Headline….

Spin Cycle: Is the NDP’s proposed corporate tax hike a ‘job killer’? Liberals, Conservatives decry NDP plan to raise corporate tax rate to 17% from 15%

By Ira Basen, CBC News Posted: Sep 17, 2015 3:22 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015 3:32 PM ET

Who wrote that headline, . . . → Read More: Left Over: Take a Propaganda at this Ridiculous Headline….

Left Over: Take a Propaganda at this Ridiculous Headline….

Spin Cycle: Is the NDP’s proposed corporate tax hike a ‘job killer’? Liberals, Conservatives decry NDP plan to raise corporate tax rate to 17% from 15%

By Ira Basen, CBC News Posted: Sep 17, 2015 3:22 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015 3:32 PM ET

Who wrote that headline, . . . → Read More: Left Over: Take a Propaganda at this Ridiculous Headline….

Left Over: Powerful Boys Caught With Illicit Toys….

Today (August 24, 2015) no referring back to any specific media stuff…only some thoughts on something in the news that makes me crazy…and no, this time, it isn’t Stephen Harper…

I am listening to the news while on the computer, and the story about the Ashley Madison hack is being trumpeted as the possible cause . . . → Read More: Left Over: Powerful Boys Caught With Illicit Toys….

Left Over: Powerful Boys Caught With Illicit Toys….

Today (August 24, 2015) no referring back to any specific media stuff…only some thoughts on something in the news that makes me crazy…and no, this time, it isn’t Stephen Harper…

I am listening to the news while on the computer, and the story about the Ashley Madison hack is being trumpeted as the possible cause . . . → Read More: Left Over: Powerful Boys Caught With Illicit Toys….

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Clearest Alternative Globe & Mail Is Loathe To Admit

The G&M must be loathe to report stories like this. But the NDP are so much in the lead and seen as the party of clear change, that they have no choice. But, that doesn’t stop them from trying to tilt the story in the Conservatives favour. Let’s take a look at where the . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Clearest Alternative Globe & Mail Is Loathe To Admit

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Clearest Alternative, Globe & Mail Is Loathe To Admit

The G&M must be loathe to report stories like this. But the NDP are so much in the lead and seen as the party of clear change, that they have no choice. But, that doesn’t stop them from trying to tilt the story in the Conservatives favour. Let’s take a look at where the G&M has problems writing a news story:

Canadians will be asked to choose between political stability and renewal – G&M states here that we currently have political stability. Funny, since when do these mean political stability?:
– subverting democracy (Bill C-51, Bill C-377, Bill C-23 among many others, cheating in elections)
– racking up the most debt of a Canadian government ever,
– running a deficit for most of their time
– balancing a budget only by looting from the EI fund
– ignoring the urgent issue of Climate Change
– focusing our economy on the oil extraction industry to the great detriment to the manufacturing industry.
–  corruption and cronyism
– warmongering instead of peacekeeping
– and the list goes on.
A more accurate line would be:
Canadians will be asked to choose between gross fiscal mismanagement & the brink of fascism, and stability & democracy.

Pollster Nik Nanos said the NDP has staked out the clearest policy positions in opposition to the Conservative Party, while the Liberals have a more nuanced approach.
– Okay, these were probably Nik Nanos’ words but using “nuanced” here is a nice way of saying that the Liberal policy positions are mainly just like the Conservatives, except for when they try to copy some of the NDP policies to try to steal their support. History shows that time and again, the Liberals, whose policies mirror (especially more recently) those of the Conservatives, always campaign on the left only to toss these left leaning policies to the wind if they win the election.

The NDP has been working hard to reassure Canadians its economic policies would be largely in line with those of the current government. The biggest change proposed by the NDP is to increase corporate taxes, although party officials said the planned rate, to be revealed in coming months, would be “reasonable.”
–  Actually, the NDP has been working hard to show Canadians that its economic policies would NOT be in line with those of the current government. The NDP plans to NOT waste money on more and bigger prisons (not needed as the crime rate has been steadily dropping), unnecessary/problematic/costly jets, corporate welfare, unaccountable missing $3.1 billion, and many other porky Conservative pies. NDP governments, on average, have a much better fiscal record than Conservatives.

Party officials said the NDP is looking for candidates with an economic background who could serve as ministers of finance or industry. The recent upswing in the polls could make that easier.
– It may well be that the NDP is looking for more candidates with economic backgrounds, but they already have a number of MPs with economic backgrounds. And unmentioned here is Erin Weir, who has been suggested as a potential Finance Minister.

While both parties want to replace the Conservatives, their partisans have been at one another’s throats. Last week, the Liberals suggested Mr. Mulcair’s flirtation with the Conservatives in 2007 undermined the NDP’s promises to clean up the environment.
– The G&M fails to mention that this has been debunked a number of times, including recently by some high-up Conservatives.
– And “undermined the NDP’s promises to clean up the environment”? The facts on this story actually result in boosting the NDP’s seriousness about cleaning up the environment. 

I’ll leave you with a few choice comments made after the G&M news item (these are all in the top ten most liked comments, and from the G&M readers no less!):

Mr Leblanc’s first paragraph is flawed, or the poll was flawed. The choice is not between “change” and “stability.” It is between “change” and “no change.” I certainly would neither call what our economy had gone through in the last year as anything approaching stability, nor would I call the government actions in domestic and foreign policy as stabilizing.



My wife and I are in the over 65 age group and for the first time ever will be voting NDP as we have seen never ending corruption with the Libs and Cons for way too many years. Many of our friends have also decided to vote NDP as it is clearly time to send a big message to all elected officials, the voters are fed up and will not take it anymore and you will be forced to understand this come the election.



choose between political stability and renewal,……….
Nope……It’s choosing between getting a country back to sanity…or carrying on with the most corrupt, crooked, manipulative crew of PROVEN liars and cheats This country has ever been controlled by …..A government rife with contempt, disrespect…..There have never been so many from a political party involved in fraud, lies, election irregularities…legal proceedings, and criminal investigations…ever…..
Duffy, Wallin, Brazeau, Porter, Grestein, Stewart/Olsen, Wright, LeBreton, PMO staff
A LONG list of crooks……
It’s about voting OUT crooks and taking the nation back from the brink of fascism!!


the first sentence claims there is a choice between change and political stability. Huh? If the government loses an election in Canada, that does not mean there is less stability.
By the Globe’s definition of that term..I guess North Korea has the most political stability of all. . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Clearest Alternative, Globe & Mail Is Loathe To Admit

Left Over: Why Would the Opposition Take Debate?

Federal election 2015: Conservative move on election debates raises questions Forget philosophical battles over free-market democracy – how, exactly, is this going to work?

By Kady O’Malley, Janyce McGregor, CBC News Posted: May 17, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 17, 2015 5:00 AM ET

 

Big whoop..no one watches anyway, . . . → Read More: Left Over: Why Would the Opposition Take Debate?

drive-by planet: Obama’s Estonia claim that ‘Russia trying to reclaim lands lost in the 19th century’ funny and wrong

Since the crisis in Ukraine made the headlines Russia has been cast as the villain with predictable stereotypes and misconceptions about things Russian showing up on MSM. From a Russian perspective a lot of it must seem clueless, tiresome or outright offensive but such “insights” add to a tabloid narrative that gets very little . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Obama’s Estonia claim that ‘Russia trying to reclaim lands lost in the 19th century’ funny and wrong

drive-by planet: Pro-Kiev radicals linked to lethal attack on Trade Unions House in Odessa: MSM avoids placing blame

Top: Molotov cocktail being thrown at Trade Unions building Odessa Bottom left: A ‘jumper’ tries to escape the inferno

The forty-six people who died in the fire that engulfed the Trade Unions House in Odessa on Friday were victims of an assault on the building by pro-Kiev radicals, a number of whom lobbed Molotov . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Pro-Kiev radicals linked to lethal attack on Trade Unions House in Odessa: MSM avoids placing blame

Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

This article in the Toronto Star points to the voters as those solely to blame for Rob Ford being elected.I disagree. The voters are partially to blame, but there were other major factors.1) The MediaThe Media is very much to blame for the election of … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

This article in the Toronto Star points to the voters as those solely to blame for Rob Ford being elected.

I disagree. The voters are partially to blame, but there were other major factors.

1) The MediaThe Media is very much to blame for the election of Rob Ford. During the election campaign they, pretty . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

Cowichan Conversations: Canadian Taxpayer Federation Exposed! In running for ‘Turfy Award’

 

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

You have to hand it to the ‘Right Wing Nuts.’ when. The smallest gaggle of true believers seem able to attracting funding and dispense their gospel broadly throughout the MSM without a murmur of questioning, measuring or guaging its’ accuracy or value.

In Canada we are home to a number . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Canadian Taxpayer Federation Exposed! In running for ‘Turfy Award’

Cowichan Conversations: The Canadian Conversation is Not One Dimensional-But The MSM Is! *Updated*

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The concentrated ownership of the corporate media has created predictable, dull and unreliable sources of news and information. Canadians have seen their once diverse ‘Mainstream Media’ devolve into a homogeneous blur too often failing to reflect the texture or variation of views that exist in our towns, cities, homes, workplaces . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Canadian Conversation is Not One Dimensional-But The MSM Is! *Updated*

Cowichan Conversations: MSM all over a nothing defection to the BC Liberals!

So, John Martin, a right wing criminologist who ran third in a recent election in one of the most conservative constituences in BC left the sinking Conservative ship and swam over to another sinking ship.

Hello, I know that your bosses want the corporate accomodating BC Liberals to stay in office but really this is . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: MSM all over a nothing defection to the BC Liberals!

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Conservatives and Their Media

Earlier today a friend and I were discussing how the Conservatives get away with telling lies all the time. My answer was this: The Conservatives have confidence in the mainstream media and their ability to help pull the wool over the eyes of so many Canadians. The fact that we have a majority Conservative . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Conservatives and Their Media

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Oh Noes! The Grope & Fail To Become A Pay Site

Over the past few years the news reporting and columns in the G&M have really gone down hill, IMHO. I used to read a lot of the G&M as part of my daily news reads. But lately, I read maybe a few articles per month now. So, for me, no big loss.

The Globe & . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Oh Noes! The Grope & Fail To Become A Pay Site

bastard.logic: Priorities. They Can Has.

by matttbastard

Noted w/o comment:

Time Magazine covers – December 5, 2011

h/t

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They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": Last Word On The Turmel Fiasco

To the MSM, give your collective heads a shake. You have been played. You chased after the shiny rather than using your heads (or whatever the hell Rob Silver uses for thinking). You have now said to soft nationalists that they have no right to change … . . . → Read More: They Call Me “Mr. Sinister”: Last Word On The Turmel Fiasco

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": Yup

Turmell is much more fun than that boring old economy. . . . → Read More: They Call Me “Mr. Sinister”: Yup

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": While The MSM Is Having Fun

Chasing the “important” Nycole Turmel story, the government is gutting Environment Canada. It is good to see our intrepid press has its priorities straight. Fun, fun, fun. Don’t worry folks, look at the shiny. . . . → Read More: They Call Me “Mr. Sinister”: While The MSM Is Having Fun

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": And So It Begins

The panic that is. There shouldn’t be much time for our MSM to engage in frivolity over the next several years. Never fear though, they will find a way. The destruction of our economy is just so damn boring compared to inside the Queensway tittle tattl… . . . → Read More: They Call Me “Mr. Sinister”: And So It Begins

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": Tomorrow’s Headline

Right wing media, “Shocked! Shocked!”, to be thought of as right wing. . . . → Read More: They Call Me “Mr. Sinister”: Tomorrow’s Headline