2016-04-29

No Mr. Morneau, You Do Not Speak For Small Business

The Liberals make a lot of noises about being pro small business but they're nothing of the sort. Which doesn't surprise me. Prior to the election I didn't think a party led by Justin Trudeau would be. Hence why did not vote for them and likely never will again.

The proof is in the pudding as the liberals broke several promises in the Federal budget.

As per the CFIB:

-The corporate tax rate will remain 10.5%. By 2019, it is estimated it will cost small businesses $900 million. Well, someone had to help pay for the Liberal party's wild spending budget, no? Projected to be $29 billion with no concrete plan to pay it back while heading into a lethargic economy.
-The government reneged on introducing an Employment insurance holiday for workers between 18-24 between 2016 and 2018.
-They will expand CPP/QPP. This one bothers me to no end. I just don't see how they can square wanting growth - which small businesses help contribute to - while taxing them further. Right, infrastructure programs will more than offset this because apparently more jobs and money or something.

None of this is attractive to me nor do I subscribe much to the liberal 'tax and spend' philosophy at this point.

So I wish Mr. Morneau could knock it off pretending yapping on about being for small business. I'm a small business owner and so far color me unimpressed.




2016-04-25

Heroes! Kawartha Police Show Why We Need To Be Vigilant With Our Rights

Enjoy this story.

Sounds like Mark Donaldson and Janette Drew are a couple of incompetent lying, cowardly, tress passing thugs who happen to have state sanctioned badges who could have not only taken a person's right to earn a living (the victim is a model) but outright taken her life.

In this case (and many like it), it's easy to wonder if there's a difference between gang members and these two delinquents if the story went down as it did- and quite frankly I wouldn't be surprised it did given the immense amount of police abuse stories in North America I've been gathering.

Serve and protecting you for your own good!



Oh. Who is this criminal Mark Donaldson?

"Const. Mark Donaldson, of nearby Dunsford, Ont., was charged this week with fraud over $5,000, laundering proceeds of crime, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Police are still probing whether his status as a police officer played a role in his alleged involvement.
City of Kawartha Lakes Police said Donaldson will keep his job, but be kept off investigative duties, as the case proceeds."

Isn't that quaint and special? A piece of shit like that shouldn't have 'Constable' attached to his name.

The charges were dropped with no explanation.

Fuck you, that's why.





2016-04-22

Earth Day; Stupid Day. What's The Difference?


1. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner in the Earth Day issue of the scholarly journal Environment.

3. The day after the first Earth Day, the New York Times editorial page warned, “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”

4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich confidently declared in the April 1970 Mademoiselle. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

5. “Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born,” wrote Paul Ehrlich in a 1969 essay titled “Eco-Catastrophe! “By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”

6. Ehrlich sketched out his most alarmist scenario for the 1970 Earth Day issue of The 
Progressive, assuring readers that between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would perish in the “Great Die-Off.”

7. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” declared Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for Earth Day, in the Spring 1970 issue of The Living Wilderness.

8. Peter Gunter, a North Texas State University professor, wrote in 1970, “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”

9. In January 1970, Life reported, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”

10. Ecologist Kenneth Watt told Time that, “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”

11. Barry Commoner predicted that decaying organic pollutants would use up all of the oxygen in America’s rivers, causing freshwater fish to suffocate.

12. Paul Ehrlich chimed in, predicting in his 1970 that “air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” Ehrlich sketched a scenario in which 200,000 Americans would die in 1973 during “smog disasters” in New York and Los Angeles.

13. Paul Ehrlich warned in the May 1970 issue of Audubon that DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbons “may have substantially reduced the life expectancy of people born since 1945.” Ehrlich warned that Americans born since 1946…now had a life expectancy of only 49 years, and he predicted that if current patterns continued this expectancy would reach 42 years by 1980, when it might level out.

14. Ecologist Kenneth Watt declared, “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.'”

15. Harrison Brown, a scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, published a chart in Scientific American that looked at metal reserves and estimated the humanity would totally run out of copper shortly after 2000. Lead, zinc, tin, gold, and silver would be gone before 1990.

16. Sen. Gaylord Nelson wrote in Look that, “Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”

17. In 1975, Paul Ehrlich predicted that “since more than nine-tenths of the original tropical rainforests will be removed in most areas within the next 30 years or so, it is expected that half of the organisms in these areas will vanish with it.”

18. Kenneth Watt warned about a pending Ice Age in a speech. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

Any questions?

2016-04-21

ESPN Is Dead To Me

What is this nonsense of ESPN carrying the fricken SJW torch?

I haven't visited ESPN and pretty much have cut them out of my sports in-take diet. I don't need to be lectured or watch them fire people left, right and center for opinions that, heaven forbid, offend the SJW psychos.

I don't miss it.

D.C. Enourages Snitching Among Citizens

Muslims In Italy Say The Darndest Things



I'm having a little trouble understanding their logic.

Let me see if I get these clowns straight.  Women are respected because they're covered. The second they're exposed being 'provocative' they earn the right to be raped because Muslim men can't control their impulses? Aren't they admitting they're weak of mind and flesh?

Sounds as though these pervs are seriously repressed and found ways to justify their backward views on women.


Dangerous Narratives

As far as I can tell, defenders of the minimum wage act have a shallow if not dubious understanding on how business works.

Actually, I've argued they have no clue because the majority of people don't know what it is to run a business.

The breathtaking stupidity sweeping the United States and spreading across the continent of paying a 'living wage' is bound to end in failure wallowing in unintended consequences that, I believe, will hurt a whole bunch of people - mostly low income employees and youths looking to enter the labor force.

It's funny how the left just loves to pick and choose parts of the Scandinavian model to push their agenda. For example, Sweden and Denmark don't have minimum wage laws.

Politicians who decree - without much thought it appears - go forth and pay $15 /hr. are living in a dream world. You can't tell a business with a certain cost structure and margins to just pay employees what they think they're worth.

It just doesn't work that way and one is a fool to not expect serious consequences.

Of course, to the simpleton mind with no regard for business owners (I mean, they're swimming in cash right?) the premise (a faulty one of course) is they have the "profits" to pass on and if they don't that means they shouldn't be in business. Or they would 'gladly pay more' if it meant a 'living wage'. Highly doubtful and in any event those who irrationally think this way are a tiny precious few (just like the number of people with families working in a minimum wage job represent an insignificant fraction of the labor force) to have any meaningful impact.

Tell you what, you keep that track and people with capital willing to invest won't come. Which leads to another absurd piece of logic: Where stores close, someone else will take its place.

Never mind the cost to a community in the meant time when someone has to shut down because of government intervention. It's one thing to close down voluntarily (poor sales, death etc.) but quite another when a business is healthy. There's no reason to damage people in this way.

We are where we are in our evolutionary progress where capitalism is concerned.

We've never been more efficient, intelligent, wealthier, healthier and exact in our abilities.

This is a fact.

Tinker with it and you're engaging in deception.

2016-04-19

When Celebrities Mobilize: Cirque In On North Carolina Act

I find it interesting that Cirque du Soleil got in on the celebrity act - excuse the pun - of boycotting North Carolina for two reasons.

One, it performs in the Arab world and is owned in part by a company in Dubai.

Two, Cirque is originally from Quebec. A place that has its own discriminatory practices where language is concerned not to mention Bill 101 prevents its own citizens from choosing where they can send to school as well as forbidding new immigrants from doing so as well.

And they're gonna talk about liberty?

That's a mighty spicey bull shit!

Like I said, there's no shortage of breath taking hypocrisy and stupidity at work here.

2016-04-18

We're All Authoritarian Populists Now

Sooo, questioning authority now is considered 'authoritarian populist' in the UK?

Well the UK can go screw itself because questioning authority is the healthiest thing a free people can engage in. 



 And let's get one thing clear. There is ONE group of people who are authoritarian populists: Progressives.

"They conclude: "The analysis shows that there is a coherent set of beliefs, held by a surprisingly large proportion of the UK electorate, which can reasonably be described as authoritarian populist."
But Anthony Wells from YouGov stressed the study did not reveal half the population were certain to vote for a Leave vote at the referendum.

Not all of those classed as authoritarian populists said they opposed the EU.
Mr Wells said: "The majority of people have views that can be categorised as authoritarian but within that there are degrees.

"This isn't half the country are dyed in the wool Ukippers who want to pull out of Europe straight away, who want to stop immigration."

Recall, Elizabeth Warren wants to threaten companies who lobby against government policies that affect their business or industry. Fake scienticians like Bill Nye want to imprison 'skeptics' of climate change. College campuses are filled with intolerant assholes and cowardly deans.

One day this blog will get in trouble for making fun of Obama and Trudeau or pissing on Sanders and his idiot ideas supported by his idiot base or Trump because he's the type or calling out Hillary for the - ahem - *criminal* she is. And so on.

Yeh. Laugh. You know it's coming.

Remind me who are the reactionaries and authoritarians again?