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Karma is a Bitch – Ft. McMurray

5 May

This week’s fire in Ft McMurray, tragic as it is, provides some real insight into the gulf that divides the productive and non-productive parts of Canadian society.

The productive part of Canada are the oil workers, farmers, construction workers and private sector who do all of the working and paying in this country. The unproductive part is the left – the public sector, SJWs, Climate Alarmists – supporters of Elizabeth May, Rachel Notley and Justin Trudeau, who do all the spending, bitching and little of the work.

The euphoria of the schadenfreude the left exhibits over the loss of property and livelihoods of the people of Ft. McMurray, a place that represents everything about Canada they hate, is on full display.  From former NDP candidate Tom Moffat, suggesting the disaster is “Karma” for the evil oilsands business on Twitter, to the deranged comments by Elizabeth May that the fire is a result of climate change – these leftist seem to see the Ft. McMurray fire as a win for their side.

While the productive part of society raises money for the victims, gets ready to rebuild and takes care of the housing and feeding of the evacuees, doing the things the left talk about – May, Moffat and rest of the left – which, for the past 20 years, has been almost entirely on oilsands related economic activity to fund their destructive pursuits – wallow in a sea of self righteous hubris with a “told you so” attitude that has no basis in fact or science

Ft. McMurray will rebuild – and as the reality of the world’s need for fossil fuels becomes clear – prosper – No thanks to left, or frankly our various government agencies who have proven to be next to useless.

Karma is a bitch – as the left will discover in time.

For those who think Ft. McMurray is Gaia’s way of punishing oilsands workers, here’s some science..

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/video/13565

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Rent Seekers Gonna Seek Rent

2 May

“In order to keep growing, however, they need money.”

Faced with a collapsing economy in 2013, almost entirely as a result of government subsidizing “Green Energy” from production to the end user, Spain was forced to abandon it’s ill conceived wind and solar strategy – forcing nearly all of the companies engaged in the “industry”, who could only operate if the subsidies remained, into receivership or bankruptcy.

In the wake of the so-called “Paris Agreement”, the investment bank vultures have swept in to pick over the bones, in the hope the subsidy gravy train will once again come rolling down the track.

In the universe of the Progressive, eco-facsist media – this is a “boom”..

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-frenzy-spain-renewable-energy-sector.html

Buy low, get tax payer subsidies, get out…

 

Another Thing You Won’t See on CBC…

13 Nov

Statement from the Government of Canada regarding the repeal of (Australian) carbon tax

Our government knows that carbon taxes raise the price of everything, including gas, groceries, and electricity. Prime Minister Abbott has said that, in Australia, the repeal of the carbon tax will reduce the average household’s cost of living by (in Australian dollars) $550 a year, take $200 off household power bills and $70 off gas bills.

“Our government has reduced greenhouse gas emissions while protecting and creating Canadians jobs – greenhouse gas emissions are down since 2006, and we’ve created 1 million net new jobs since the recession – and we have done this without penalising Canadian families with a carbon tax.”

Now if we just fix BC…

via Michael Smith

 

America’s Youth – Getting What They Voted For

12 Nov

Good and Hard…

…insurance costs are soaring for the young. In 45 states and Washington, D.C., young adults will find that their premiums have risen since Obamacare’s implementation, according to an October study by the conservative Heritage Foundation. And in most states, we’re not talking about the kind of slight increases that could be offset by forgoing a couple of lattes a month. Instead, these increases are enough to make young adults squeeze in another roommate — or maybe even move back in with Mom and Dad.

Obamacare requires better coverage than in the past, which also explains the higher premium. But young adults don’t need the added costs. In Arizona, the average monthly premium for a 27-year-old is expected to soar to $261.87 a month, up from $102. It’s the same story in other states, including Georgia (where monthly premiums are increasing by $165), Illinois ($133), Michigan ($138) and Vermont ($216).

Yes We Can…

USA Today

Gayness used to be pretty awesome…

6 Nov

Best Daily Caller column in some time….

Stalinists wouldn’t know Freddie Mercury if he jizzed on their Wesleyan College Speech Codes.

The progressives hosed all of that activity down. The progressives have filled the back-alley glory holes with MoveOn.org petitions. They have condemned clubs named “The Toilet” and erected phone-banking operations for Media Matters. They have taken away your leather costumes and dressed you in Obama-Biden T-shirts. They have taken away your poppers and your molly and handed you $14 apple martinis.

And, most egregiously of all, they call you, the gays, members of the “LGBTQIA community.” I had to look it up, but this is what it stands for: “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual.” Asexual!

If you want to put on a mesh shirt and take on two dudes at once, you’re the same as an “Asexual” librarian. If you’re blue-balling your teenage lover by merely “Questioning” and not committing, you’re the same as guys who have been walking around holding hands on sidewalks since the Carter years. If you’re a regular, normal, everyday gay guy in a healthy relationship, you get lumped into the same group with people who were born with two different sets of genitalia.

We see a proud subculture reduced to a series of self-important Twitter hashtags employed by stupid college-aged women.

Time to man up…

 

Daily Caller

 

 

America Getting What it Voted For (Twice…)

5 Nov

Hope and Change You Can Believe In…

The American Homeownership Dream is officially dead. Long live the New Normal American Dream: Renting.” What happened since then is that the American Dream briefly became a full-blown nightmare when in Q3 mortgage rates exploded, pummeling the affordability of housing, and ground any new mortgage-funded transactions to a complete halt (don’t believe us – just ask the tens of thousands of mortgage brokers let go by the TBTF banks in the past 6 months). Which is why it was not at all surprising to find that the just updated Q3 homeownership rate has remained stuck at 65.1%: the lowest since 1995.

https://i2.wp.com/www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/11/Homeownership%20Rate%20Q3.jpg

 

Meanwhile – Who’s gonna pay for Obamacare?

https://i0.wp.com/www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2013/07/20130727_income.jpg

Three More Years!

Zero Hedge

“Savages in suits, barbarians with iPads”

3 Nov

Government is Magic

Our technocracy is detached from competence. It’s not the technocracy of engineers, but of “thinkers” who read Malcolm Gladwell and Thomas Friedman and watch TED talks and savor the flavor of competence, without ever imbibing its substance…

…The Navy had to be cut to the bone and the Benghazi mission had to make do without security so that a Canadian company which began employing a classmate of Michelle Obama’s could score over half a billion to build a broken website. Obama mocked Mitt Romney’s criticism of his Navy cuts by telling him that we don’t fight with bayonets and horses anymore. Bayonets and horses are outdated. In our glorious modernity, we spend fortunes to build websites that don’t work instead.
…Competence is the real modernity and it has very little to do with the empty trappings of design that surround it. In some ways the America of a few generations ago was a far more modern place because it was a more competent place. For all our nice toys, we look like primitive savages compared to men who could build skyscrapers and fleets within a year… and build them well.
Progressive…

…Until You Run Out of Other People’s Money…

1 Nov

Which Apparently Happened Today…

Today, one of America’s best-known welfare programs with 47.6 million participants or 15% of the total population, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as “foodstamps” or EBT, is due for a substantial haircut: beginning Friday, there will be a phased in $5 billion reduction (6% of the program) for the 12 month period starting November 1st 2013. So what happens next?

Food Riots?

 

Zero Hedge

QOTD…Useful Idiots…

1 Nov

Socialism is Our Future…

“How are youth supposed to get to their probation officers if there is no bus?”

How Indeed…

Coquitlam Now

“… American exceptionalism the world could do without”

11 Sep

The World Turns

Tony Abbott will become Australia’s Prime Minister. I’d like to second John O’Sullivan’s wise words on Mr Abbott’s conservatism: we’re not talking about a Cameronesque trimmer and opportunist here.

…it’s worth noting that Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Britain now all have prime ministers to the right of the US president…

 

NRO via Steyn online

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