Harpergov – Do as we say, not as we do, especially where China is concerned.

If we needed further proof of just how ethically bankrupt and law breaking that the current government is (and we shouldn’t) we need look no further than how two cases regarding the nuclear non-proliferation treaty were handled by our glorious leader and his band of trained seals.

  1. Lee Specialties Inc. of Red Deer who were fined $90k by the Government of Canada for accidentally shipping $15 worth of rubber rings to Iran. Apparently these rings can be used in part of a process in enriching uranium. The company issued a mea culpa but it did them no good in terms of being hammered by the court.
  2. The Government of Canada changes and weakens rules to circumvent the nuclear proliferation treaty that it is bound by, in order to allow a mining company to export uranium to China.

So a small company gets dinged by the Government for inadvertently sending some stuff to Iran that may have uses in creating nuclear weapons; but uranium which is actually used in creating nuclear weapons is okayed for export to China while ignoring our treaty obligations and with no safeguards.

Do I have that right? And if I do, what kind of messed up justice is that?

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The Rob Anders fiasco continues – Misleading phone calls… a case of monkey see, monkey do??

Oh dear it appears Robbie has been pulling out all the stops in the nomination battle for Calgary Signal Hill.

“I think this is a serious, serious breach, not only of the Canada Elections Act, but of the Criminal Code of Canada and so we’ve asked to have it investigated and we’ll see what the results are.┬áBut again, it shows the kind of underhandedness that this guy typically resorts to and we aren’t going to let him get away with it.”

I guess he learned at the feet of the master.

How much do you want to bet that the Party gets to the bottom of these alleged violations of the Elections Act quicker than they helped Elections Canada get to the bottom of those at the last election?

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Nadon – Broken oaths or abuse of privilege, someone lied

Harper got up in the House and made a statement that declared that ALL parties involved in the committee deliberations for the selection of Nadon agreed that the next SCC appointee would be from Quebec. These discussions are are supposed to be kept secret even from the Prime Minister, so:

  1. Someone broke their oath of secrecy and therefore lied, or
  2. Harper lied when he made that statement in the House.

So the list of possible liars in this case is narrowed down to 6 people:

Harper

Boivin

LeBlanc

Glover

Gourde

Goguen.

I know where I’d place my money.

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Rob Anders – Jim Flaherty’s unfortunate passing is really all about MEEEEE!

At a time when everyone put politics aside and just after a pretty nasty day in the House of Commons we can leave it to an unmitigated douche-bag like Rob Anders to insist that – yeah Jim’s death is sad and all, but he did help me save each of you $3k.

I’ll leave it there.

Tip NatNewsWatch

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Mary Lou Ambrogio on DDT – Just how wrong can one person be and still get published?

Jim Dandy put me onto this wee gem of a publication that is expelled out of a printing press in London Ont. It’s the usual collection of luvvies and oddballs doing their thing in a community rag but one piece stood out in particular – well JimD’s tweet helped it stand out.

Some ill-informed person by the name of Mary Lou Ambrogio decided to try and take the Greens out behind the woodshed for their involvement in a bed-bug epidemic and also the millions who suffer through malaria every year. But in doing so she only highlights her own ignorance in these matters – I should have guessed that she would after her opening statement

It seems fitting that in an increasingly socialist world….

Yup I should have known that what was about to come was not really going to be based in reality but rather in the febrile imagination of a born again wingnut, and so it proved to be.

While a resurgence of bedbugs may be annoying, the resurgence of malaria in some parts of the world thanks to environmentalists who caused the banning of DDT, has been deadly to millions of pregnant women and children in the developing world.

Apart from the exclusionist language that seems to either not care about the men who die or think that they somehow don’t die of malaria, this statement is wrong. Not just a little bit wrong, but wrong in its entirety.

The Stockholm Convention grants DDT an exemption for use in public health and that exemption will remain as long as there are no alternative insecticides that are as effective and as cheap as DDT. Given the lack of investment from both public and private sources for new public health insecticides, this situation is likely to persist for many years.

And believe it or not it is still used widely to fight malaria. However the stupid and widespread use of DDT in agriculture did lead to other problems such as resistance developing in vector insects, thereby negating the effectiveness of DDT. In fact resistance is still an issue that has to be accounted for (WHO page 9). If its use hadn’t been restricted then DDT would be probably useless by now. But hey don’t let that impinge on your rant Mary Lou after all it’s all the Greens fault… right?

Oh and don’t let the facts that areas with malaria had a lot of their anti-malarial programmes disrupted via civil unrest, poor leadership, under funding etc. The involvement of global capitalism, the arms trade and political interference by world powers had nothing to do with that either did it? Nope just the Greens.

All in all your first sentence told me everything I needed to know about your intelligence and veracity and both are lacking. A terrible piece that is based on prejudice, imagination, ignorance and no facts what so ever.

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A question for Rob Ford on gravy and wasting taxpayers money.

Given this

How the hell is pimping off your niece and getting the tax payers to pay $225 a head to do it stopping the gravy train from returning?

Apart from the fact that it can’t return if it’s already there, that is?

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Mulcair is starting to flail a bit now – Trudeau’s personal insight into working class issues are not that different to his.

The problem is, Justin Trudeau will never know what ‘middle class’ means,” Mulcair told the NDP’s Federal Council in Ottawa Sunday. “He just doesn’t understand the real challenges families are facing.”

Q: And pray tell me Mr Mulcair, how do you know what working class means and how do you understand those challenges in any greater depth than he?

A: Well it appears our working class hero once had a paper round and hails from a family of 10.

Now I am a bit of a cynical old git, but I’m not sure that a man who has worked in public service since those halcyon times and qualified as a lawyer can actually hold up a paper round fifty years ago as relevant qualifications to show how “at one” he is with the great unwashed. Not exactly spent much time “at mill or down t’pit” have we?

As for being one of ten that really only shows that your folks liked their nookie but were slaves to a religion that forbid the use of contraception – a lot of working class folk use contraception, so I’m not sure even that fact helps your cause.

Nah this ridiculous reaching and playing the class card just illustrates that Harper isn’t the only tool who is worried about Trudeau and who doesn’t know how to handle him; it looks like the ex-Liberal is out of his depth on this too.

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