Sunday, November 29, 2009

When did our traditional Media, oppositon parties lose their Moral Compass?

"Let me just say this: living as we do, in a time when some in the political arena do not hesitate before throwing the most serious of allegations at our men and women in uniform, based on the most flimsy of evidence, remember that Canadians from coast to coast to coast are proud of you and stand behind you, and I am proud of you, and I stand beside you."-PM Stephen Harper

Red Cross rebukes diplomat over Afghan torture allegations

The opposition MP's, MSM, pushed hysteria over H1N1 and have repeated their smears trying to score cheap shots against the government and have smeared three retired generals, an ambassador. Now the Red Cross backs up the Canadian Government narrative.
“This has not happened in Afghanistan because we have a constructive dialogue with all the relevant parties, including Canada. This constructive relationship is not one-sided. It is as good with ISAF-Eloi Fillion, deputy director of the International Committee of the Red Cross
in Afghanistan, where it has a staff of 120 foreigners and 1,500 locals.
Canada’s top soldier in Afghanistan says he’s confident the current Canadian process for holding and transferring detainees has enough checks and balances to ensure they are treated properly by Afghan authorities.

Is the Golden Temple all real gold, asked Canadian PM

Alhuwalia, who moved to Canada more than 25 years ago, said, "There were thousands and thousands of people to see the Canadian prime minister. Seeing this welcome in my hometown, I told his executive assistant (Jeremy Hunt) that the PM is more popular here than the fifth Beatle. There was so much response and energy.''
And this overwhelming welcome for the Canadian prime minister in Amritsar was reported back as "chaos' by the Canadian journalists accompanying Harper.
"From the viewpoint of the Canadian media, it was chaos, but it was excitement and energy generated by the prime minister's visit,'' added another entourage member and biggest Indo-Canadian landlord Bob Dhillon.
"When the PM came to the Golden Temple, he was treated like a rock star. There were 100,000 people and the energy was overwhelming. The amount of respect the prime minister got there surpassed anything I have seen in my whole life,'' the self-made multi-millionaire said.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Climategate: AGW Propagandists vs AGW skeptics, why is the MSM silent?

It should be known as "climategate" and should be a front-page story in every newspaper worth the name and the lead item on television and radio news throughout the world.
Instead it has generally been ignored and often deliberately covered up.
The story is, quite simply, extraordinary.
In brief, it concerns the admittedly illegal but startlingly important hacking of the e-mail system of one of the world's leading climate research units at Britain's University of East Anglia.-Michael Coren Hot Air November 28,2009

Climate email hackers had access for more than a month

The university declined to answer questions about the setup and security of the computers used by CRU scientists, but security experts say there are only three tenable explanations for how the server was hacked: a determined break-in by an external hacker; that one of the CRU or university systems was accidentally "compromised" by a computer virus or other "malware"; or it was an "inside job" by a disaffected member of university staff. The latter is viewed as the least likely
An online poster called Crompton wrote the following:
Let me see, there is prima facie evidence in these e-mails of:
1. Manipulation of data to make the late 20th Century temperaturese seem unusually higher than the previous millenium;
2. That the CRU was trying to deny access to its data and was prepared to destroy it rather than give it to McIntyre.
3. That Prof. Jones exhorted people to destroy emails which would be part of an FOI request;
4. That Prof Jones and Kevin (presumably Trenberth) were prepared to change the peer review process rather than let contrarian papers be submitted to the IPCC;
5. That Dr. Mann and Prof Jones were complicit in getting the editor of a scientific journal sacked for publishing contrarian science;
6. That they tried to silence different views in the media by using their relationships with Richard Black of the BBC, successfully from what I can see, and Andy Revkin of the NYT.
And the response from warmists:
"The hackers evidently put in a lot of effort for utterly trivial results."
"No comments? Looks like even the most paranoid deniers have give up on Climategate. All smoke and no gun."
"storm in a tea cup"
"Sadly not so trivial, since the reckless deniers and feckless sceptics now think their case is proved and so does the "man in the street" (always easily persuaded that what he wants to be is so)."
And my favorite, a perfect example of the warmists approach to truth and science:
"Heard "fatty" Lawson on Radio 4 this week claiming he wasn't a global warming skeptic; he's right, he 'isn't a skeptic, he's a denier."

An online poster called Crompton wrote the following:
You seem convinced, I'm not, not by the way because I don't believe that CO2 isn't a GHG, nor do I deny that humans have been pumping CO2 in the atmosphere they have. My problem lies with the clear historical data that shows that temperature and CO2 have no clear relationship other than CO2 rising around 800 to 1200 years after a rise in temperature. Do you have any literature that shows a definitive explainable relationship between CO2 and temperature. The only relationship I can find is the Stefan-Boltzmann black box equation that gives a 0.5 to 1.2 rise in temperature for a doubling of the CO2 in the atmosphere.
Realclimae is political not a scientific site, which ruthlessly censors the posts, so what you're reading there is what they want you to read. Not a good source.
The MBH98 hockeystick was comprehensively rubbished by Dr. Wegman from the NAS, both in terms of the use of unpublished and non-peer reviewed statistical methods, and the use a network of peer reviewers who had previously written papers together. I can't see how you could deny this.
The most current hockeysticks we now know were proxy data mixed with instrumental data because the proxy data showed a downtick in temperature after 1960. It is fair to use the actual measured temperatures for sure, but the doubt cast on the proxies by the downtick should have made the scientists use the early proxies with great care, or preferably not at all because they are clearly not reliable. Either way not putting this vital piece of information in the literarure smacks of obfuscation at best.
A word to the wise Dr. Mann is inching away from the hockey stick, he now says that there was a MWP and that it may have been warmer than today, but that the Pacific was cool.
Dr Mann is nobody's fool, he sees that should the UAE emails get investigated there will be repurcussions because there's little doubt they are highly suspicious activities. The other hero of the greens, George Monbiot can also see the possible fall of the house of cards if these e-mails are investigated and has called for Phil Jones' head, presumably hoping the sacrifice of Prof. Jones will put an end to the matter.
We shall see.

Intro Part on Canadian Television ignored by the large news outlets (CTV, CBC, Global TV)

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Friday, November 27, 2009

Liberals adopt New Green Plan

Rider Nation Sparks Watermelon Frenzy


Dear friends,
I am pleased to announce today that the Liberal Party of Canada will host a special conference in Montreal, March 26 to 28, 2010, “Canada at 150: Rising to the Challenge”.

A fear from locals in Montreal is a run on tin-foil is expected.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Opposition have become their own props in the lastest attempt at a fake scandal.

Not only will this be worse than a wardrobe malfunction, this latest smear will drive the Liberals below 20% at the next Official Poll.  The federal Liberal Party is using the Afghan torture allegations as a fundraising tool. Michael Ignatieff posed this question: “What kind of government, what kind of Canadian government does nothing to prevent torture?” Mr. Ignatieff stood for his second question. “Mr. Speaker, reports of torture reached the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s own national security advisor,” he said. “For 18 months, the government knew about torture in Afghan jails. For 18 months, it did not investigate. For 18 months, it did not stop it and it has covered it up ever since. Why?

"How ludicrous a statement is that from any one single individual who really has no knowledge to be able to say something like that, and we didn't see any substantive evidence to indicate it was that way," Hillier said.
 Gauthier also denied he had heard any allegation of torture in 2006.
"To be clear and precise about this, last week’s evidence states categorically that the very high risk of torture in Afghan prisons was first made known to senior members of the Canadian Forces in May of 2006 and repeatedly thereafter," Gauthier said.
"In actual fact, I and others received such warnings in a substantial way for the first time more than a year later than that."
Gauthier also said that Colvin's 2006 reports from May to September never mentioned the risk of torture or suspected torture. He said the word torture does appear in a Dec. 4 report, december but could be "reasonably interpreted to be a warning of torture."
"I can very safely say there is nothing in any of these 2006 reports that caused any of the subject matter experts on my staff nor by extension me to be alerted to either the fact of torture or a very high risk of torture. Nothing," Gauthier said.

With due respect, a Commons committee is probably one of the worst forums to deal with the matter of prisoner abuse and potential Canadian complicity. Names of highly respected individuals have been dragged through the mud with no chance to defend themselves. Statements made by witnesses, including Mr. Colvin, are accepted by some and rejected by others, and the opinions of committee members are entirely predictable, depending on their political affiliation.-Lewis MacKenzie
A public inquiry would be a colossal waste of taxpayers' money. The government should put the file back into the MPCC's lap and direct all players to co-operate. The commission has the highly qualified staff necessary to get to the truth of the matter in the most cost-effective manner

Harper also has a more solid grip on Parliament than at any other time since he took office.

Shooting themselves in the feet-Ms. Krieber wrote on Facebook that the party was headed for the "trashcan of history" under the cocktail circuit leadership of Mr. Ignatieff and his coterie among the Toronto elite. It is a new mess that even the Liberals are having a hard time cleaning up and certainly a gift to the Conservatives.


Checking Canada's Moral Compass


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some in the MSM are ignoring the Truth: Bloggers filling the Gap on Biggest Fraud

AL GORE continues to ask for Billions for his "Financial Interests" on CTV

AL GORE vs Republican Joe Barton
Climate Fraud exposed

The "science is settled", the leaked emails were stolen and are ten years old. Does CTV expose the cooking the books by some in the science community?

Now for the Real News

Stpehen Taylor email conversation on his blog.

Ross McKtrick As time goes by the specific legal issues will become clearer, especially regarding deletion of emails subject to FOI requests and whether there was an intent to deceive governments and the public. The overriding issue right now is that we have more than sufficient evidence to establish that the reports produced by this group of people: Jones, Mann, Overpeck, Schneider, Solomon etc.; are tainted. They did not follow the assessment and review procedures they claimed to be following, they doctored graphs, deleted or hid contrary evidence, and worked to a set of foregone conclusions even though in private they admitted far more serious uncertainties and discrepancies than were communicated in the final IPCC reports

Climate change champion and sceptic both call for inquiry into leaked emails

Both sides of climate change debate urge investigation as Met Office dismisses 'shallow attempt to discredit robust science'
Prominent voices on both sides of the climate change debate today called for an independent inquiry into claims of collusion between climate scientists after it emerged last week that hundreds of their emails and documents had been leaked that allegedly manipulated data and destroyed evidence for Freedom of Information Act requests.
Writing in the Times, Lord Lawson, the former Conservative chancellor and long-time climate change sceptic, said: "The integrity of the scientific evidence on which not merely the British government, but other countries, too, through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, claim to base far-reaching and hugely expensive policy decisions, has been called into question. And the reputation of British science has been seriously tarnished. A high-level independent inquiry must be set up without delay."

Climate Experts "cooked the books"

The cliff of political oblivion: Laws based on fraud

As news races around the blog world and the tip of the iceberg breaks into the mainstream media,  people are waking up to the scam. Australia is in the extraordinary position of passing legislation that is known to be based on fraudulent science. True, it’s only been days since the news broke, but our politicians have Blackberries. It only takes seconds for the information to reach the palm of their hands. It only takes seconds for the information to reach the palm of their hands. But it may take years for the meaning to filter through flawed neural software.


New ‘catastrophe’ climate report authored by discredited scientists

It couldn't have been a better case of worst timing – a long anticipated climate change scare report designed to boost public support for Copenhagen has been released amid a scandal that has destroyed its credibility before it even hit reporters' desks worldwide.
Thomas, waving any kind of "summary" produced by members of "The Team" or their hangers on at the top echelons of climate science will, from now on, only get you laughed at I'm afraid.
None of these men have credibility, and their "peer reviewed" work is now officially suspect.
Sorry, them's the breaks.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Canada's 150: Thinking and what went wrong.

Michael Ignatieff's letter: 
I am pleased to announce today that the Liberal Party of Canada will host a special conference in Montreal, March 26 to 28, 2010, “Canada at 150: Rising to the Challenge”.

Read more:

What should the Liberals try to win back the female voter?


Failed Scandals smears by Liberals September - November 2009

H1N1, Bodybags, Racist Government, Novelty Cheques, Expensive Signs, EAP Advertising, Canadians are war criminals we are guilty in the torture of farmers and innocent Taliban transferred to their own prisons.

"The problem is all inside your head", she said to me
The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover

She said it's really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued
But I'll repeat myself, at the risk of being crude
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
Fifty ways to leave your lover

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

Ooo slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

She said it grieves me so to see you in such pain
I wish there was something I could do to make you smile again
I said I appreciate that and would you please explain
About the fifty ways

She said why don't we both just sleep on it tonight
And I believe in the morning you'll begin to see the light
And then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
Fifty ways to leave your lover

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
and get yourself free

Slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free
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AL Gore, Michael Ignatieff Oil Sands Who do you believe?

This man has a mission, and it is to be prime minister, even if he has to sacrifice a few pawns to do it

“National Geographic is not going to teach me any lessons about the oilsands,” he said.
“This is a huge industry. It employs Canadians from coast to coast. We have oil reserves that are going to last for the whole of the 21st century. We are where we are. We’ve got to clean it up, and we’ve got make it a sustainable place to work and live.”

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The Double Standard by the Media and the Big Red Machine

The last time we had the MSM make this newsworthy, the CPC began a campaign of TV introducing Television ADS using quotes from the new leader.

Just Visiting Ads.

The MSM jumped in, rolled out their pundits and experts highlighting the negative sentiment and lack of success of this style of politics used by the CPC. The Liberals at the time claimed the information and statements were taken out of context.

Michael Ignatieff: Arrogant Bastard The Conservatives were presented with a complex and challenging opponent in Michael Ignatieff. He's clearly more articulate and polished than his predecessor, so attempts to attack his ability would prove problematic.-Andrew Steele May 13,2009 Globe & Mail.

The LPOC failed to mount ANY credible campaign, in fact the CBC came to their AID and aired the LPOC internet spots with the AT Issue Panel 'informing us' how the Just Visiting Ads would not work.

A few less biased experts and media pundits came out and reminded us everyone uses them to great effect.

In modern Canadian politics, the Liberals have been the masters of negative campaigning. In 1988, they ran ads almost accusing Brian Mulroney of treason, of selling out Canada to the United States through the free-trade agreement. In 1991, Sheila Copps compared Preston Manning to David Duke, the former Louisiana Ku Klux Klan leader. In 2000, Warren Kinsella went on television to ridicule Stockwell Day's alleged (never demonstrated) belief in Young Earth creationism.
In 2004, the Liberals eked out a minority victory with wave after wave of negative ads about Stephen Harper's supposed “secret agenda” - hard to refute publicly because it was secret by definition. Showing the preternatural gift of prophecy, the Liberals also ran ads about the “$50-billion black hole” in the Conservative budget projections. There was no evidence for it in 2004, but it came true in 2009!
Late in the 2006 campaign, the desperate Liberals released a suite of negative ads that backfired against them. Like every other tactic in politics, negative advertising is only effective if it is well executed. These ads were so far over the top that they were parodied by the late-lamented Frank magazine: “Is Stephen Harper the Antichrist? We just don't know. He refuses to talk about it. Now why would he do that?” -Tom Flanagan July 10, 2009 Globe & Mail.

Dion Get flustered and Fails to Answer -How he would do anything differently than Stephen Harper

"It is not my Job"-Michael Ignatieff. In January the Liberals REFUSE to help craft the budget- largest in Canadian History. Just like Dion, the next Liberal leader refused to provide ANY concrete ideas or policies to help Canadians through the worst global economic recession in fifty years.

Eleven months later: not a single alternative policy introduced into the House of Commons by the Liberals.

Now in November 2009 the MSM have again decided to highlight a specific flyer that is used to depict the FACTS about the Liberals and their positions regarding Israel.

The last 100 Jews in the Liberal Party -  Ezra Levant

This list is a sign of weakness, not strength. I'm surprised it was even released, given its lack of success in recruiting any big names. Severely normal Jews who see the list will say: "uh, who are they?" And political insiders will look at the list and answer, "low-level Liberal functionaries, plus a few retired politicians".

Inside the HOC the MP's are protected from lawsuits for statements. In an attempt to stop the Just Visiting Ads the LPOC sent lawyers to an American Broadcaster PBS to get them involved to sue over "copyright" for use of his interviews to highlight his statements.

The LPOC are free to seek legal redress if the ads or flyers contained factual errors. The LPOC allege a "crisis" every single time an ad or 10% is sent out from the CPC including when they are not the subject or the target.

We are told the latest flyers sent from the government allege anti-semitic charges against the Liberals. In eleven months have the Liberals introduced flyers and apologized for exploiting H1N1 using Aboriginals as props regarding a mistake by a nurse who ordered a few extra body bags the deaths from H1N1? How many days did the Liberals spend alleging the Federal Government of racism and uncaring towards our own citizens?

History is repeating itself. The Liberals are unable to stop the bleeding and loss of support.
They put on a great show of outrage.

Ignatieff attack ads and Liberals' error

At long last Harper has started his campaign for the next election with a series of ads portraying Ignatieff as an absentee Canadian, a carpetbagger returning to the north expecting the plum of the prime ministership to fall into his lap, a man with multiple nationalities, and an out of touch elitist writer and speaker with a deft touch for capturing in words a misguided, Americanized philosophy.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Absence of the Liberal leader from Ottawa is explained: In search of new believers

Researchers exploring the deep ocean have discovered hundreds of species unknown to science, including strange worms, crustaceans and other creatures that live beyond the reach of the sun’s rays.
Michael Ignatieff isn't a Tim Horton's kind of guy - and that suits his new chief of staff just fine
Donolo has been warning Liberals not to expect a quick turnaround, to keep in mind that they're "playing the long game" and it will take some months to pay off.
When Ignatieff and his team threw the grass roots democratically elected leader under the Bus they were talking about a January election and the need for the Liberals to have a new leader in place. They also were prepared to shut down the leadership race suggesting the timelines were too short for the January budget vote. The Liberal executives informed Bob Rae of the math and the lack of resources available to ask the grassroots to pick the next leader.
Democratic Safeguards are eliminated for sake of  "URGENCY"
In less than 72 hours as HOC is porogued on Dec 4, until January 27, 2009 the Liberal caucus executive strike fast to eliminate any democratic grassroots race.
Were German tactics deployed in removing the democratic safeguards at the LPOC?
Blitzkrieg was based on speed, co-ordination and movement. It was designed to hit hard and move on instantly. Its aim was to create panic amongst the civilian population. A civil population on the move can be absolute havoc for a defending army trying to get its forces to the war front. Doubt, confusion and rumour were sure to paralyse both the government and the defending military. 

The Grassroots and the supporters of Bob Rae were unprepared to defend from the coordinated strategy from the Liberal caucus executive. The time-lines and inability of two leadership candidates, their supporters appeared paralysed and confused and were unable to marshal their forces including the grassroots.
  • December 7, 2008 - Liberal caucus executive meets and decides to recommend an accelerated two-stage leadership selection process.
  • December 8, 2008 - Liberal Party national executive meets to decide upon an expedited process for choosing a leader. They agree to a process that will choose an interim leader by December 17 and involve the caucus, riding association presidents, club and party commission presidents and defeated candidates.
  • December 9, 2008 - Bob Rae withdraws from race, leaving Michael Ignatieff as the presumptive winner by default.

That Krieber manifesto, short version I believe the Liberal Party of Canada is destined to become a miserable component of ephemeral coalitions, like the liberal parties in Europe, because it refused to submerge its identity in an ephemeral coalition, the way the liberal parties in Europe did.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Public support for Stephen Harper remains steady in Canada, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 34 per cent of respondents approve of the prime minister’s performance.
Only 12 per cent of respondents approve of the way of Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, is doing his job, and 24 per cent are satisfied with the performance of New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton.
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Global Warming Fraud being exposed on MSM, will the Left give up their Fascist Agenda?

Curry: On the credibility of climate research
by Steve McIntyre on November 22nd, 2009

Judy Curry writes in as follows:

Having been riveted for the last few days by posts in the blogosphere on the HADCRU hack and the increasing attention being given to this by the mainstream media, I would like to provide an “external but insider” assessment and perspective. My perspective is as a climate researcher that is not involved directly in any of the controversies and issues in the purloined HADCRU emails, but as one that is familiar with this research, the surrounding controversies, and many of the individuals who sent these emails. While the blogosphere has identified many emails that allegedly indicate malfeasance, clarifications especially from Gavin Schmidt have been very helpful in providing explanations and the appropriate context for these emails. However, even if the hacked emails from HADCRU end up to be much ado about nothing in the context of any actual misfeasance that impacts the climate data records, the damage to the public credibility of climate research is likely to be significant. In my opinion, there are two broader issues raised by these emails that are impeding the public credibility of climate research: lack of transparency in climate data, and “tribalism” in some segments of the climate research community that is impeding peer review and the assessment process.

Why we should not follow the American on AGW

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mission Impossible: Turn around a Party who refuses an adult conversation.


In 2004 LPOC tried and won on scary Harper Hidden Agenda, 2006 Choose Your Canada -Army in the cities failed.

Canadians have chosen their Canada, in October 2008 the LPOC suffered the WORST defeat in Canadian history. One year later they are polling even lower.

The LPOC won't level with Canadians on H1N1, Afghanistan, HST, their Environment Plan Alternative, Plan to reduce the Deficit Alternative, Economic Action Plan Alternative.

Clearly the "government in waiting" is clearly not interested in holding any "adult" conversations regarding any serious matters they prefer to cry and whine about the advertising expense of $ 150 million by the government. The LPOC is interested in repeating the CPC are "mean" and "uncaring" for another year or until the Polls improve.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Exclusive Video of Liberals reacting to the recent Polls

Liberals are very upset. They just can't seem to catch  a break after declaring Harper's Time is UP!

Here is a video highlighting the reaction of many Liberals to the recent Polls showing 23%, Liberals MP voting against keeping C-24 their own LG registry, Ten Per Centers highlighting their positions on Israel.

The important part is the "crying" is saved for the cameras.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mental Health Warning Signs for Liberals and Partisans

Since 2006 the Liberals have been swept out of power by Canadians. Since 2000 the number of people who voted and supported the Liberals have dropped from 40% to 26.3% in October 2008.

The majority of  "unofficial "Polls in the past few months, the by-elections in November 2009 re-inforce the Liberals are trending to repeat and suffer their worst defeat in history.

For some "hardcore loyalists" their political party's inability to return to power is a serious problem. In the spirit of empathy and concern for their Mental Health I have provided some links they might need to access.

Timing: Holidays are approaching and can be a very stressful time for lonely or angry people including those who are very upset about the demise of their political party.

Public Service
When we are confronted by bloggers we think are acting irrationally we should offer them free advice and links that might be helpful.

We all get angry from time to time. Indeed, anger is helpful because if deal with it in a healthy way, it helps us realize that something may be wrong and that perhaps something needs to change. But if our anger gets too severe, and we deal with it in an unhealthy way that causes problems at home, work or school, then it may be time to get some help in dealing with it.

Anger management refers to a set of strategies to deal with anger and reduce the stresses or triggers that cause anger - it is about making sure that you are in control of the anger, rather than having the anger be in control of you.

Getting Help
  • Talk to a trusted friend, spouse/partner or family member
  • See a family physician or pediatrician, in order to ensure that there aren't medical problems contributing to the anger. The family physician or pediatrician can also recommend other places to get help.
  • See a professional if the problems aren't going away on their own.



Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Media are SUCKERS for Headlines

Why the Mainstream Media can't be trusted to Report the News. Here is an example:

Food bank visits soar as jobs disappear 

More Canadians than ever before are turning to food banks to make ends meet in recession-ravaged households, Food Banks Canada reports.

Since 1997, food bank use has increased by 8.4%.  According to information from Food Bank press release between 2006-2008 nearly 6% less children are using the Foodbank? (Note and links below) Since 1997 Canada has grown by nearly 3.9 million or 10%

Since 1997 the population of Canada has increased from 29.9 million to 33.8 million has the growth of the Food banks been related to the population growth of Canada? 

Since 1997 have the number and locations of Food banks grown to keep pace with the population growth?

Will the Media do any fact checking regarding the Press Release or will they just Repeat talking points on a Press Release?

March 2008 704,414 people – 37% of them children – were assisted by a community food
Number of people assisted by a food bank in March 2007: 720,231
March 2006, over 753,000 different people accessed food banks, 41 % are children.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jai Ho: Prime Minister Stephen Harper!

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is tapping into "Bollywood"
Tapping into his retail politics of targeting the visible minority vote. Job well done!

It is no secret Jason Kenney has been working for years helping transform and win the ethnic vote. This is simply another example of working and building on the coalition of many groups towards a majority in 2010-2011.

Harper towers over Obama on cover of Chinese national paper the place of honour, however, is a “big” picture of Stephen Harper chatting to Chinese President Hu Jintao

Is this a slight to Obama depicted below the fold?
Compare this to the Liberals Ruby Dhalla tries to block sales of a DVD. What are they doing to court the ethnic communities?

Political Landscape Sea Change: Premiers have picked their "Winner" for 2010

"For the many Canadians who doubt that Stephen Harper has the potential to bring about trans-formative change to the country's fabric, it should be required reading." - Chantal Herbert Toronto Star November 16, 2009 The Good Bad and Ugly (on the New Citizenship Guide)


In 1993 some predicted Kim Campbell would lead the PC party to victory and the Liberals under Jean Chretien would fail. Many of us for various reasons left their traditional bases and voted for the Liberals or stayed home.

Many in Western Canada and rural ridings refused to continue to support the PC party and created their own political movement to take power back from Ottawa.

The result from 1993-2000 the Liberal Party was able to benefit and exploit the problems in the opposition parties to their political advantage. In 2000 the signs of dominance for the Liberal Party started a series of events beyond their control or understanding.


The sea change has already taken place, many from the opposition can't comprehend that reality. They will keep moving chess pieces and pretend they are still in the game. The next federal election will be just another reminder for some stuck in the 1990's during the Liberal's decade of power.

The By-elections on November 9, 2009 was a tactical display that showed whose party had a REAL ground game and was effective in getting their BASE to show up. The Liberals lost ground two riding in Quebec and BC. The only riding they saw an uptick in support was the riding held by Bill Casey. Some will like to blame Denis Coderre, but those two ridings in Quebec were both Bloc seats and the NDP and the CPC both made gains as the alternative.  The "fairytale" spun by friends of the Liberals becoming the federal alternative outside their island is now officially DEAD.

Reality Check:
The currentl Liberal Premier and the PM are working closely on helping Ontario through this global economic recession. Manufacturing in Ontario was hit as exports to the US fell dramatically.

The introduction of the HST, reductions in Corporate and Business Tax by the Provincial Liberals appear to be inline with the Federal Government of creating an improved investment conditions for outside investment.

The single regulator, additional 23 seats in the HOC, focused regional investments appears to have helped the Provincial Liberals in choosing the current government led by PM Stephen Harper.

It is realistic to imagine with a good campaign and ground game a pick up of 10-20 more seats in Ontario.

Reality Check:

Jean Charest a Liberal Premier has been vocal and supportive of EAP, unhappy about the single regulator, will be unhappy about QC losing to Ontario

Stephen Harper now has two huge assets in Quebec: He made peace with the Mulroney clan, and he restored good relations with Premier Jean Charest's Liberals (who worked for Mr. Généreux, a Liberal himself).- Lysianne Gagnon Liberals' faint hope is that Tories slip. Globe & Mail November 13, 2009.

It is realistic to imagine with a good campaign and ground game of a pick up of 2-6  rural seats in Quebec. (Charest/Mulroney giving permission for their political machine help again)

Reality Check:

Danny Williams has realized his ABC strategy of  had consequences. Why did the Federal Liberal MP's and NDP MP's fail to secure funding and projects for NFLD?

“If the Prime Minister reached out,” Williams told The Globe and Mail, “we would accept any kind of an olive branch.”
The feisty Premier is, however, still simmering over federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's stimulus budget. “While he was stimulating every other jurisdiction in the country,” Williams says, “he took away $1-billion to $1.5-billion. We got cooked. We got $140-million.”

But, he says, it's time to change. “I'm trying to get away from that anti-Harper mentality,” he says.
“I am saying we are here to work with the federal government at any point in time.” - Roy MacGregor Globe & Mail Peace Down East, November 15, 2009

It is realistic to imagine with a good campaign and ground game of a pick up of 1-2 seats in Newfoundland. 

Those three provinces alone can give the CPC a large majority if the voters decide to show up and cast their ballots.

'We need immigrants'

"That's why we made it a confidence motion … and we appreciate the support of the Liberals," Harper added. Bill C-50- CBC News Opposition parties target Tories on immigration tactics March 31, 2008

Canada - Parties get sophisticated in bid for immigrant vote. Pundit's Guide on Jason Kenney efforts and here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Forrest Gump Politics: Canada 2000-2008 Federal Scene

The Politics in Canadian Landscape has changed and many still can't comprehend the results. In 2000 prior to the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada joining, many believed the natural governing party were destined to govern without interruption. A loss of fourteen percent of looks like this below.
That interruption became known as Stephen Harper and his success in bringing together two political parties to form the CPC. Most people at the time believed the uniting of the two parties would have done little to change the fortune of the Liberal Party of Canada. Today within the Ottawa bubble some believe the "shift" has been minor and can be undone with a new leader.
Many in the Ottawa bubble would like to cite a few reasons why the Liberal Party of Canada has lost power and have been unable to reverse the slide.
Today we are faced with a political party that has dropped from 40% of the percentage of vote to 26.3% in eight years. The trend and direction of the slide in "official" Polls have been steady and only negative.
Since 2000 the Liberals have had Jean Chretien, Paul Martin, Stephane Dion and Michael Ignatieff lead the party. Paul Martin left the party after losing power to CPC led by Stephen Harper.
Stephen Harper has led a minority government since 2006 when the Liberals hit 30.3%. In October 2008 the CPC won another minority government with the Liberals hitting a historic low of 26.3%.
November 2009, the Liberals are now "unofficially" back to their historic lows after some unofficial polls this summer showing a four percent gain from the October 2008 results.  A very small group in Ottawa and the MSM believe the Liberals are a serious threat and present articles in their defence on a regular basis. The official opposition has not been able to stop the gradual erosion of support since 2000. Today the Liberal Party has been weakened from presenting any serious or substantive issues prior to five days before an "official" campaign.
Nik Nanos Latest Poll on Best PM includes all the H1N1, faux scandals, HST torch relay criticisms from the opposition and the friends of the opposition in the Media.  The biggest drop in support is again the Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.
Are Canadians tired of the Spin and lack of substance from the Liberals and their friends in the media to provide an alternative?
Are Canadians paying attention to Ottawa's opposition parties criticism's to make a difference in support at the ballot box? Did Canadians lose interest in their traditional choices in federal politics?
Below are Websites, Reports, Publications that give greater detail.
A recommended Website that gathers information is Mapleleafweb. Another great site is Pundits Guide.
What is the turnout participation rates since 2000-2008 for Federal Politics?
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