“We recently had an event with a hundred small bankers here, and 85 percent of them said they can’t challenge the regulation because of the potential retribution. That’s a terrible thing, okay? This is not the Soviet Union — this is the United States of America. That’s what I remember. Guess what?” he asked with a raised voice, “It’s a free. F**king. Country.”
The problem of course is that Jamie got exactly what he paid for...
The Blaze, Open Secrets
…. after her son’s soccer team was barred from tournaments because they have too many nonIndo-Canadian players.
The Surrey mom said her son and his U13 teammates from the BC Tigers Sports Club have been sidelined from competing in the United Summer Soccer Association because of a controversial rule from the Indo-Canadian Soccer Association.
Rule 32 states that a maximum of four imports – players who aren’t Indo-Canadian – are allowed in all boys U13 and U14 divisions. Christiansen’s team has seven imports, but they went through the registration process in April and competed in numerous games without any problems, until recently.
Does anyone else find it offensive that white kids are “imports” in a purportedly Canadian sports league?
What would the reaction be to a ‘White-Canadian Soccer Association“…..
Vancouver Sun, Blazing Cat Fur
Trudeau can flip us the bird, Chretien can choke a man in public and Layton can visit an Oriental whorehouse and we get crickets from the media – but Ford not breaking the law is a “Breaking Story” in the Socialist Media
More at BC Blue…
Globe and Mail
If you’re an Anglophone in Quebec and the Parti Québécois wins the Sept. 4 election, your life is destined to become a little more difficult.
PQ leader Pauline Marois has announced that, if elected, her party would adopt a tougher language law within a hundred days of taking office….
“The message has to be clear: in Quebec we live in French, we work in French, we communicate in French,” Marois said during a campaign stop in Montreal on Sunday.
When Quebec has another referendum to leave Canada, can the rest of us vote?
Apparently in mid-town Manhattan, Paul Ryan is unqualified to lead…
Fortunately most Americans live a long way from New York…
Ryan, 42, still lives in his home town of Janesville, Wis., with his wife, Janna, and their three children, and he sleeps in his congressional office on weeknights. In his private life, Ryan pursues the hobbies of an everyman with an overachiever’s zeal. He sweats through grueling “P90x” workouts in the House gym. He beats other legislators in contests to recite the most lines from “Fletch.” And he fishes for catfish — with his bare hands.
Flake remembered once calling Ryan’s cellphone on a weekend: Ryan answered in a whisper. Flake talked for five minutes about the farm bill before Ryan cut him off: “Can I call you back? I’m in a deer stand.”
Ryan is clearly more palatable to most Americans than the current “Pussy in Chief” and his “idiot VP”
WaPo, Daily Beast
(how’s that working out….)
But don’t talk about how the bondholders and non-union employees were screwed by the bailout….
The three companies have transformed their U.S. labour agreements so that workers no longer receive annual wage increases. Any pay beyond basic hourly wages is now based on profits the companies generate and comes in the form of bonuses.
The other key variable is the rise in the value of the Canadian dollar, which has sent hourly labour costs soaring in Canada when compared with the costs the companies face in their U.S. plants.
That is turning Canada into one of the highest-cost auto making jurisdictions in the world for General Motors Co., said one person familiar with the situation.
…(The Companies) have the nerve to say Canada is a terrible place to invest,” Canadian Auto workers president Ken Lewenza…
…it’s not Canada Ken, it’s your union run company…
Globe and Mail
The Department of Labor Statistics (BLS) has been “adjusting” the employment statistics for nearly 60 weeks in an effort to prop up Obama’s re-election effort. Now the Census Bureau is playing the same game with monthly sales stats - A nice big ‘Seasonal Adjustment” on retail sales stats will lift the market, and give Obama some good news for his swing state bus tour…at least for today.
retail sales data in July actually declined by 0.9% from $405.8 to $402 billion…
…with the July seasonal adjustment factor routinely subtracting a substantial amount from the NSA number, averaging at -$5.2 billion, in 2012, for the first time this decade, the seasonal adjustment not only did not subtract, but in fact added “value” to the NSA number, resulting in a seasonally adjusted number that was $1.9 billion higher than the NSA number at $403.9 billion.
The government still holds 500 million shares of GM stock and needs to sell them for about $53 each to recover its entire $49.5 billion bailout. At the current price, the Treasury would lose more than $16 billion on its GM bailout.
Now Obama wants to weave his magic across the economy….
“I said, I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.
He’s already started saving the coal industry..
Romney/Ryan – 2012… please…