Sunday, March 26, 2017

Earth Hour 2017 - the many reasons to abhor it.

Earth Hour came and went again last night and I completely missed it. I only realized it today going over WUWT where Anthony had posted Ross McKitrick's classic compendium of reason's to abhor it.

I don't know if Bill Gates celebrated it or not but one of his recent tweets highlighted the amazing human progress over the last 200 years, much of it due to the availability of cheap fossil fuel:

As long as we ignore the purveyors of Earth Hour that progress will continue. Otherwise, not so much!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"Goodbye Sweden, Hello Swedistan" - Sweden's cultural suicide

The Liberal "Islamophobia" motion M103 controversy brought to mind Pat Condell's video of a few years ago on "the cultural suicide of Sweden".  Comparatively speaking we're no where near Swedish levels of progressive insanity, yet, but this seems to be the direction the Trudeau Liberals are pointing the country:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

President Ivanka Trump

Today's National Post, in it's ongoing Trump slurring mode, featured a front page column taking Ivanka Trump to task.  The piece read like a snotty tabloid gossip column.  It's heading and sub-heading read:

Ivanka Trump doesn't know her place    

Hint: It's not in the president's chair

Many readers of the Post online publication, unlike the column's author, picked up on the most obvious symbolism behind that photo:

A future President Ivanka Trump (circa 2025, say)

Is this a picture of Mohamed?

Jordan B. Peterson offers some  thoughts about anti-Islamophobia Parliamentary motion M-103:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Questionable media narrative in the Quebec mosque killings

"... the mainstream media ...  obsessed with a new narrative based on a few 'likes' on [the alleged killer] Bissonnette’s Facebook page.
The discovery that Bissonnette liked two of the most popular politicians on earth (US President Donald Trump and France’s Marine Le Pen) quickly transformed the narrative into a story about a young right-wing extremist committing a terrorist act, even if no terror charges have been laid.
Bissonnette's Facebook "likes': on Canada’s leftist NDP Party page, as well as that of their former leader Jack Layton, have attracted far less media attention. ... "

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BC trade school reverses bigoted anti-Israeli policy

The Island School of Building Arts (ISBA) is a trade school established on Gabriola Island, BC as a "Training Provider for the Log and Timber Frame Construction Industry".

Who knew that BDS bigotry would have, like termites, infested a woodworking trade school in the backwoods of BC?  I certainly wouldn't have but for the Jerusalem Post and the Canadian Centre for Israeli and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

From this morning's JPost:
A Canadian trade school reportedly turned down an Israeli student applicant simply for being Israeli.
[The school, foolishly assuming the moral high ground,] wrote ... that "It is sad that decisions being made halfway around the world impact us here as we have had a number of students from Israel attend the school in the past." The email continued: "This is a question of staying in line with our moral compass, which will always be important to us. We are still inclusive and cannot support that which is not inclusive. 
Following the CIJA's intervention later today they were able to report :
"We are pleased to announce that the ISBA has reversed its decision."
That was fast work! Good show, CIJA.

FWIW, the incident garnered a fair bit of attention on Twitter.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Media hype about "fake news" is fake news being used to promote government subsidies for corporate media

Graeme Gordon recently penned two very compelling articles that shed light on "fake news" and how it's being misrepresented and incestuously abused by the Liberals and the MSM:

1) Hype over rise in fake news is fake news [behind Loonie Politics paywall], and

2)  "‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media ..."
On Thursday the Public Policy Forum (PPF) released its government-commissioned report, “The Shattered Mirror”,  which depicted today’s world as a “post-truth” dystopian nightmare.
... the report–GASP!–asks the reader to “imagine a world without news: how atomized and dysfunctional it would be.”  Of course the premise is absurd in the information age, where information is more accessible than ever before ...
... The report uses this fake premise of fake news influencing large majorities of the populace as a major reason why the government should step in to fund the legacy media