2000 Days

Congratulations PM Harper on your 2000th day in office. Contrary to what the screaming leftists claimed would happen if the Conservatives were to be ever elected (The Campaign of Fear™ ), Canada is in good shape and leading the way.

PM Harper is currently in 10th place on the list of longest serving PM's, with the next Federal Election scheduled for October 19, 2015. 

Don't Let Our Triple A Rating Fool You

Just as Canada maintains our AAA credit rating, Moody's is threatening to downgrade the US's credit rating.
I wouldn't celebrate.. Even though it seems we're doing OK right now, there are some things we should be aware of.  The feds and most provinces still have a deficit and debt. We  have record household debt  in which one economist says could possibly be the undoing of our economy.

We have an aging population and unfunded liabilities(health care,pensions) and we don't have the money to pay for them.

We are not an island.Depending on what happens,things could change over night. What seems to be a fairly stable economy here in Canada could change in a heart beat. The debt crisis in the US,they could default in four days.They are our largest trading partner and they are in trouble.  As the US economy is slowing  lawmakers can't seem to come to an agreement on the debt ceiling.

No wonder PM Harper says the situation is "very bad."

Update:Why did Canada’s economy shrink? What economists say
               Canada’s economy shrinks in May
              The Numbers That Show How Bad the Economy Really Is

The Latest "Cancer Faker" - Breanne McGuire


Today we hear that yet another young woman has been found to have faked having cancer, receiving sympathy and financial support as she pretended to be going through treatment for her alleged disease.

My own father was diagnosed with cancer this past year, and after surgery and chemo and radiation treatment - watching him struggle with the results of this insidious disease, as you might expect my response to this woman's charade is disgust and revulsion.  Far from seeking sympathy, my father's dignity and pride insisted on avoiding expressions of sympathy.  He actively sought out being treated as if everything was fine.  He avoided discussions of his illness - not because he was in denial, but because he was keenly aware that life is potentially short, and time spent being sad is time wasted.  So we talk about hockey and camping and, well, living.

On the other hand - we see this this new "cancer faker".  She truly is a piece of human garbage that deserves to spend time in jail, and who deserves to be shunned by any decent members of society.

She wanted attention?  So give her none.  I would hope anyone who was a friend is no longer a friend.  I would hope that as she sits down at a table - any other right thinking people leave that table - and treat her as the rotting piece of humanity that she is.

She was charged last year - however, her conduct was not made public.  Why?  According to police:
Investigators stayed quiet about charging a Cambridge teacher with fraud out of concern for how the publicity might damage her.
“They didn’t want to do the media release for fear of her well-being,” said Insp. Greg Lamport of Waterloo Regional Police.

I'm sure this isn't any special treatment.  I'm sure they don't release the names of those accused of murder or sexual assault do they?  Of course they do.  And does anyone doubt that releasing the name of an accused child molester might impact on their "well-being"? 

But in this case - she gets special treatment.  Isn't that nice.  We wouldn't want to hurt her feelings or have her opened up to public ridicule and scorn - I mean, all she did was to demean the true suffering and struggles of millions of people who actually battle cancer.


And here's just a curious thought.

She is the third person discovered to have engaged in this type of reprehensible charade in the past year.

The others?

Ashley Kirilow and Jessica Leeder.

And what do they have in common?  Well, they are all women.  And they are all from Ontario.

Coincidence?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

As I've said before, more and more our broader society is creating a culture of entitlement.  Nobody is supposed to struggle or do without everything that they want.

So - then - my theory is that expectation, that sense of "entitlement" is so strong that when people aren't getting what they want, whether it's enough money or enough attention or enought "love", well, they will lie and steal that money and that attention.

And who would be most likely to have those expectations?  Well, one imagines, it would be the people that society has been spending the most time building those expectations in.

People, to begin with, living in broadly "liberal" areas where the state has most clearly announced, "You should have everything you want."  In Canada - that would be Ontario.  Or maybe certain areas of the lower mainland in Vancouver. 

And which of THOSE people are most likely to have developed expectations of being "served" their desires.


Maybe women.

Reading the leading family law decisions, particularly from our Supreme Court in the last couple decades, the message sent out is clearly that:

a) Acquiring a marriage certificiate is not only equal to 7 or 8 years of University, paydowns of tens of thousands of student loans and struggling for years to establish a business or professional practice - in fact it is superior.  While the husband is expected to continue to go to work, day in and day out AFTER a separation - the Wife has no such expectation in order for her to be entitled to between 40 and 50 per cent of his income for an indeterminate time thereafter.  The theory is that her work (which is not required in any sense to be proven) in the home is an equal contribution to the effort and expense to acquire a practice or business.  However - as the husband is required to work for his money after the wife is no longer providing him any sort of service or assistance - the implied assumption is that her contribution was much greater - such that while he has to work for his share of the post-separatrion income - she has no such requirement.  There was, at one point, what was reffered to as a "trilogy" of Supreme Court of Canada decisions (Pelech, Caron, Richardson) which put great emphasis on the Wife's obligation to do her best to support herself - however, with the changes in the Court - those decisions were effectively gutted completely in a piece of legal alchemy where the Court basically held in Mogue that "we didn't say what you say we said". 

b) Lawyers, who wish to be paid to help the woman acquire  those "entitlements" for their clients are greedy and self-interested and should be doing that work for little or no compensation - at least according to our Supreme Court's Chief Justice;

c) If the Courts can't shame the lawyers into working for free, well, then - the state should pay the shot for the woman to acquire those "entitlements".

(P.S. for an example of the system at work - see my blog earlier this week: here.)



Is it any suprise at all that when a woman in Ontario isn't having all of her needs met, she feels free to engage in the worst sort of fraud to get what she wants?

Maybe it's time for a greater dose of "you make your bed, you lie in it".

Maybe it's time to tone down the message that "You CAN always get what you want."

And a good start would be sending these sorts of people to jail - and when they get out - never, ever, giving them a hand again.  Looking for a job?  Sorry, we don't hire scumbags.


And if you walk into a McDonalds or Tim Hortons and you happen to see Breanne McGuire, Ashley Kirilow or Jessica Leader behind the til - walk out.  And send a letter saying, "I don't provide business to people hiring scumbags."

To assist you in your effort to send the message - here are the current Ontario members of the scumbag club:

Breanne McGuire

Ashley Kirilow

Jessica Leeder

Right wing Christian fundamentalist arrested planning another bomb attack ...

Oops - not so fast. MSNBC is reporting that an AWOL U.S. soldier has been arrested while planning a bomb attack on Fort Hood, Texas:
Killeen, Texas, police arrested Pfc. Naser J. Abdo, 21, of Garland, Texas, on Wednesday at a motel near Fort Hood, police said. The Austin American-Statesman reported that Abdo, an infantryman with the 1st Brigade Combat Team (Rear Provisional) of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested at an America's Best Value Inn on South Fort Hood Road.

U.S. officials told NBC News that police went to Abdo's motel room on a tip from a gun dealer who said Abdo was asking suspicious questions about smokeless powder, a component often used in pipe bombs. Explosives were found in the room and in a backpack, the officials said.

A U.S. military official said Abdo was overheard saying he wanted to attack Fort Hood and that he repeated the statement after he was in custody. Authorities said it was not clear whether his alleged intended targets were soldiers in general or specific individuals on the base.
What could his motivation be? Probably reading Mark Steyn and Bruce Bawer:
Abdo was arrested on a child pornography warrant, police said. He had been wanted since he went AWOL earlier this month after he was recommended for a court-martial in a child pornography investigation at Fort Campbell.

Abdo sought conscientious objector status last year, arguing that his Muslim beliefs prohibited military service. The Army approved his application in May, then, two days later, it charged him with possession of child pornography, which put his discharge on hold, he said on a Facebook page.


Abdo's campaign to leave the Army got considerable coverage beginning in August, when he gave several televised interviews.

"As my time came near to deployment, I started asking the question more seriously whether God would accept what I was doing and whether I was really meant to go to war, as opposed to the peace that Islam preaches," he said in an August interview with Headline News. He made similar comments in interviews with al-Jazeera.
As recently as June, Abdo was pursuing his battle on the Facebook page, where he describes himself as "engaged in a struggle against religious discrimination and for freedom of conscience in the US Army."
Right - got it. Struggling against religious discrimination, Islam preaches peace, blah blah blah.

Global Warming Scientist Under Investigation

Well,well,well, this must make Al Gore, David Suziki, Lizzy May and other global warming alarmists upset.  The scam continues to fall apart.

Well, now Alaska scientist,Charles Monnett who wrote an article that reported polar bears in the Arctic were drowning and dying is on leave and under investigation for guess what?  Yup, for scientific misconduct and integrity issues. (h/t)The Blaze
JUNEAU, Alaska (The Blaze/AP) — A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article.
The fact is the polar bear is NOT been dying. (h/t) Whattsupwiththat?

Remember one of the pivotal points for the push for global warming in Al Gore's "Inconvient Truth" movie was the demise poor polar bear?  Lord Christopher Monckton apptly debunked.that theory.
Gore says a scientific study shows that polar bears are being killed swimming long distances to find ice that has melted away because of “global warming.” They are not. The study, by Monnett & Gleason (2005), mentioned just four dead bears. They had died in an exceptional storm, with high winds and waves in the Beaufort Sea. The amount of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea has grown over the past 30 years. A report for the World Wide Fund for Nature shows that polar bears, which are warm-blooded, have grown in numbers where temperature has increased, and have become fewer where temperature has fallen. Polar bears evolved from brown bears 200,000 years ago, and survived the last interglacial period, when global temperature was 5 degrees Celsius warmer than the present and there was probably no Arctic ice-cap at all. The real threat to polar bears is not “global warming” but hunting. In 1940, there were just 5,000 polar bears worldwide. Now that hunting is controlled, there are 25,000.

Ms. Kreider says sea-ice “was the lowest ever measured for minimum extent in 2007.” She does not say that the measurements, which are done by satellite, go back only 29 years. She does not say that the North-West Passage, a good proxy for Arctic sea
-ice extent, was open to shipping in 1945, or that Amundsen passed through in a sailing vessel in 1903.
Related: New Study of NASA Data May Debunk Global Warming Predictions (h/t) The Blaze