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Alberta Oil- Cloudy Days Ahead

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Alberta is still hoping for the good old days and hitching its wagon on pumping up oil production in the hope it can get its oil to tide waters to sell to International market. Even if by some chance Alberta does get its tidewater Pipeline, will the international market be there to sell too?

Within the next 20-25 years oil being used for gasoline will be a thing of the past with the emerging electric car. Presently gasoline represents about 47% of all oil production. With the electric car moving into the market place this share of the oil market will inevitability shrink. For those that don’t believe that electric cars can compete with the gasoline automobiles, better think again. The folks that didn’t believe the horse and buggy could be replaced by the gasoline driven car were sadly mistaken and devistated when their industry disappeared. Ironically the buggy loyalists were using many of the same reasons the horse and buggy couldn’t be replaced as todays naysayers are using against the electric car.

In 2018, Americans used about 143 billion gallons of motor gasoline‚ÄĒor about 391 million gallons per day. Ninty Two Percent (92%) of of all gasoline consumed in the US was from Light-duty vehicles (cars, sport utility vehicles, and small trucks) which are now being converted to electric. Forty seven percent (47%) of all oil production is going to be replaced by electric. Today just drive down the street and see how many cars are 20 years or older. Not many. In 20 years you will drive down the street and see just a few gasoline driven vehicles. The major car companies are all jumping on the bandwagon. Even diesel 18 wheelers are being tested using electric engines. The transition to electric will take a big bite out of oil producers world wide, not just Alberta.

With electric cars getting GOOD milage, between 300-480 kilometres on a full charge and QUICK charging within 30 minutes the transition is underway. In 2020 there is going to be at least 11 new models coming to market. Fords company’s CEO Mark Fields said that he wants 40% of Ford’s nameplates to have an electrified version by 2020. There is no turning back.

We are now at the stage the Ford model T was when it was first introduced. It was too expensive for the average person to buy. 15 years later it was everywhere thanks to the invention of the assembly line. The horse and buggy disappeared within 20 years along with all the industries that supported it.

Today is not the first time the world has transitioned into a new more efficient energy. Today’s s change has very little to with climate change (global warming) and everything to do with efficiency and profit. The public and business can charge their own vehicles plus no expensive engine work. All the cons of electric car ownership are disappearing.

With electric transportation moving its way up the S curve , the seventy percent (70%) of a barrel of oil going to produce gasoline and diesel will be cut back drastically. This shift is going to have a very negative future impact on Alberta and Albertans especially if your under 40 years old. We will still be producing oil but a lot less. Every other oil producing country has the same problem. Alberta will have some very tough competition just to keep some of the US market that we have enjoyed over the years. Trying to be the new kid on the block in an international marketplace desperate to sell their product will be all but impossible.

Alberta has to stop its fixation on pipelines and oil and start thinking how we can jump on board this new energy wave. If we don’t we will take our place in history beside the horse and buggy manufactures. Not a pleasant thought.

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August 23, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Canada – ON THE BRINK!

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Socialism in Venezuela is causing death, destruction, suffering and chaos. No food, no order, no hope! Facing no hope for the future, the People of Venezuela will now accept or be forced to accept their new dictator! Unfortunately whats happening in Venezuela is shaping up in Canada and  America! High taxes, high energy prices, class warfare, MSM propaganda to cause chaos. We are on the brink of loosing many of our our freedoms as the population sleeps.

David Rockefeller Quote:

‚ÄúWe are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years……It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The super national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination (self determination) practiced in past centuries.‚ÄĚ

China plans to rank all its citizens based on their “social credit” by 2020.

The problem I have with Rockefeller and his UN world Government isn’t that he’s necessarily totally wrong, it’s that he’s building a new elitist socialist (communist) based world government on deceit, deception and manufactured media lies that is destabilizing our country making it ripe for taking over . This is a recipe for disaster for us little people. We will have no meaningful input into who’s going to rule us. Very scary.

As Canadians we have been sidetracked from the real issue like the never ending health care debate ,gay rights, adoration, pipelines, gender issues, political correctness , fake racism while Trudeau is steaming ahead with Rockefeller’s ‘plan’ to denationalize Canada and join the new world government. As Trudeau said himself just after he won the election “CANADA IS THE FIRST POST NATIONAL COUNTRY”.

So what is the plan in a nutshell? As Rockefeller put it , an authoritative elite (communism) would be the preferred rulers. These rulers with unlimited power would make sure all citizens are equal. Those with affluence would be taxed to the point they would have vey little money left over to invest and become wealthy. Inequality would no longer be tolerated . Like Germany today we would become more reliant on the government. The bottom line, the only people to benefit from capitalism are the ones that govern. The rest of us would have no chance to reach for the stars because we are being taxed and bullied into submission by our rulers.

George Bush Sr. in 1990 mention’s New world order

Stifling peoples dreams and self determination isn’t the way to the future. It’s taken centuries to shake off the shackles of our oppressors. The great Pharaoh’s, the Roman Empire the monarchy’s, Hitler all faded away but the people all marched forward for their freedom. Today the Rockefeller plan is just another grab for power that Im hopeful will be recognized before it sweeps us backwards into the hands of our oppressors.

Before you cast your vote in the upcoming Canadian election ,you may want to know what side you are voting for. The Rockefeller Plan or self determination . These are the only two issues that really count today. All other issues are just political fluff.

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July 16, 2019 at 1:14 pm

Alberta – They Limited Oil Production Now Its Meat!

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July 1, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Alberta – Think Forward not Separation

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Horse and buggy 1901

Progress moves very swift. In 1900 the horse and buggy was the transportation of the day . Within 13 years the model T was being mass produced bringing the price within the working class budget ending the horse and buggy era for good along with all those businesses supporting it. Those who didn’t heed the new technology were wiped out. It’s time Alberta learn a lesson and start thinking forward .

Norton Greene, a U.S. historian ‚ÄúPeople lose not from some fault of their own, but because they are in the wrong place in history.‚ÄĚ

Investing in pipelines is like the buggy makers in 1905 making plans to expand their manufacturing capacity just as cars were about to take over the transportation industry in 10 years. There were 10,000 buggy makers now there is only a handful. I’ll bet they wished they had geared up for the new transportation revolution. According to Bloomberg, by 2040, 54 percent of all new car sales will be for EVs. Maybe sooner.

Alberta‚Äôs obsession with pipelines is blinding Albertans from perusing or even discussing opportunities needed for the future . The billions earmarked for pipelines could be used in Alberta for new industries that could supply jobs and prosperity for decades. Why invest billions into the oil industry when it‚Äôs become obvious that the federal government and foreign forces are blocking any attempts to reach a shipping port. Yesterday the US Democrats we‚Äôre blocking the Keystone Pipeline,today China is blocking all Canadian meat products over a diplomatic row. Its become obvious China and countries like them are not a stable client for Alberta oil unless we concede to their every whim. I wouldn’t want to bet my future on this type of erratic client.

Approximately 25% of oil productions  is used for transportation. With electric vehicle production gaining steam (just like the gasoline powered car did with the buggy) less gasoline will be needed. It only took 25 years for the main source of ground transportation in early 1900 (HORSE AND BUGGY) to all but disappear. Today we are in the midst of moving from the combustion engine to the electric engine.

The same arguments for not using cars over the horse and buggy are being used today against electric vehicles.

  • Cars won’t work in the snow and cold. Only a horse is reliable.
  • Can only fill your car up in the city. No gas stations.
  • Car is to expensive for the average family.
  • repairs too costly.

Of course all these problems were worked out and by 1928 Ford sold 15 million model T’s. The horse and buggy was history

Again like the model T in its time, an Israeli start-up has claimed an electric plane it is building will revolutionize commuter travel and will be set to test in 2019. There is no question we are in the midst of another industrial revolution.

I think Albertans have to stop playing into Trudeau’s divide and conquer. Let Jason Kenny fight the battle with the federal liberals.  While Kenny does his part Albertans would be wise to think less about about the good old glory days in the past and separation and start a conversation on what can carry Albertans into the future while we still have oil revenue incoming in.

The future is not the horse and buggy.

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June 26, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Is Bernier The Conservative Benedict Arnold?

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Is Maxine Bernier sabotaging The Conservative party of Canada or has he just got a case of really bad political judgement?

Just prior to the Conservative 2018 convention in Halifax Bernier launched a tirade of tweets and speeches to do away with supply management. By calling Ontario dairy farmers ‘Fake Conservatives ‘ and not telling the whole story about Canadian milk prices he portrayed¬† the dairy farmers out to be unscrupulous millionaires. Many of these farmers have been conservatives for decades and here is Bernier kicking them in the face right when the conservatives are having their big convention with all eyes on them. Is this just poor political judgement or is Bernier purposely sabotaging Andrew Scheer the leader of the conservative party?

Supply management may or may not be good for Canada, but it most certainly is not an issue the conservatives what to own going into an election. Since few people in Canada understand the issue, the Liberals with the media friends can easily define it to their own benefit leaving the conservatives on the defensive¬†, especially in vote rich Ontario. I can’t believe that Bernier didn’t know this.

The wiser position for the conservative party to take, rather than trying to explain supply management , is to make Trudeau defend his policies which most Canadians already understand and the media is stuck with since they have been promoting them. It will be a lot easier for Scheer to let Trudeau defend the un-defendable Carbon tax, Illegal immigration, lack of building pipelines, stifling free speech to mention a few. Since an election is short, voters have to quickly understand the issues. Supply management isn’t an issue most voters are going to understand easily. Again, I can’t believe that Bernier didn’t know.

This isn’t the first time that Bernier embarrassed the conservative party and had to leave. As¬†Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2008 under the Harper government Bernier¬†lost classified foreign affairs documents at his girlfriend’s¬†home putting PM Harper’s judgement into serious¬†question. To make matters worse, Bernier girlfriend, Julie Couillard, had links to the criminal underworld. He didn’t even run any security check on her. This is mind boggling how a foreign affairs minister could have let this fiasco take place. I was skeptical it was just bad judgement than just as I am skeptical of the timing of Bernier’s departure from the conservative party now.

Today Bernier continues to embarrass and accuse the federal Conservatives of abandoning its core conservative principles and to start his own party that could split the conservative vote. Just the idea that Bernier, who calls himself a conservative, would knowingly allow the Trudeau liberals an opportunity to win the 2019 election is bizarre to say the least. Again is this just a case of bad judgement?

Andrew Scheer has just come off a big win in Quebec. He has also got Trudeau in a position where he will have to go on the defensive and explain all the liberal policies on illegal immigration , carbon tax to a public that doesn’t want either. A winning strategy.

So! Does Bernier want Andrew Scheer to win or Justin Trudeau to win? His actions against the conservative party is making him look like the Benedict Arnold of the conservative party.

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August 25, 2018 at 7:19 pm

Alberta Oil Sands – Environmentalist Gone Mad

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Alberta Oil Sands – Environmentalist gone Mad

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October 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm

The Liberal War on Nationalism

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“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it”¬† – Milton Friedman
I haven’t bothered to blog over the past few months simply because not much new has happened. Its been the same old Trump bashing, BLM, Islam brainwashing ,fake news day after day. You can turn off the news and come back 2 weeks later and the Main Stream Media is still pushing the same stories. But after listening to PM Trudeau omit (not forget) Alberta in is July 1 speech and the outrages 10 million dollar Kahdar payout I thought I would pen a few words outlining the agenda.

The battle between the globalist (liberals/Multi nationals) ¬†and the nationalist (conservatives) on ‘Global Redesign’ has become obvious and down right nasty especially in the US. Trudeau and Obama have repeatedly down played nationalism with Trudeau calling Canada post national and Obama just this July 4th 2017 preaching that US citizens should be less patriotic. Both arguing that individual countries are no longer dominant as per the World Economic Form report.

Quote from the World Economic Forum:

The World Economic Forum‚Äôs report on the future of global governance, ‚ÄúGlobal Redesign,‚ÄĚ posits that a globalized world is best-managed by a coalition of multi national corporations, nation-states (including through the UN system) and select civil society organizations. The report argues that states no longer are ‚Äúthe overwhelmingly dominant actors on the world stage and that ‚Äúthe time has come for a new stakeholder paradigm of inter¬†national governance”.

If you’re a liberal you are probably cheering for the new stakeholder paradigm of inter-national governance. But if you’re a nationalist like me, that believe in global free trade, this global Redesign is a disaster. I’m proud to be a Canadian and want to be governed by Canadians, not some world corporate organization that was formed to push for a new form of global governance.

Until now the globalist ‘Redesign’ Liberals have been winning the battle. But the nationalist have begun a comeback¬† with the election of Trump and the evolving of the fiscally conservative¬†Generation Z. Yes, Generation Z could be the lifeline the nationalist like myself have been looking for.

Generation Z is pegged to be born between 1995 to 2010. The group is estimated to be over 1.9 billion worldwide, about 27% of the population. In Canada its estimated around 7.3 million or 22% of the Canadian population. It’s also estimated that 84% identified as a fiscal conservative. That’s¬†huge. In the next 11 years they will all be of voting age.

Generation Z, unlike their millennial parents, will be a competitive, hard-working, mobile generation that will act more like their grandparents and great grandparents due to the recessions and tough job situation they have both been brought up in. Like their great grand parents they will put a high priority on saving money. This sounds like conservative values to me.

Regardless of what Trudeau or Obama think, I can’t imagine Canada being run by a global governance similar in fashion to the European Union where big decisions are made out of a central government in Brussels, Belgium with very little public input. The EU is a financial nightmare. We can make our own decisions and negotiate our own global trade deals like Alberta oil without the likes of a fascist¬†World Economic Forum engineering our future. This liberal/corporate movement is¬†trying to¬† destroy¬†nationalism, suppress opposition and control industry and commerce.¬†

I think the tide is turning. With more information getting out to the public and Generation Z coming up to voting age , ‘Global Redesign’ is going to have some heavy¬†¬†opposition. Conservatism will win the day.

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July 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm

Canada – Radical Islam

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Islamic terrorists are out in full force around the world. The Palm Sunday bombing killing 43 innocent souls at a Coptic church in Egypt, the Westminster bridge killing in London, the Saint Petersburg train attack killing 10 and injuring dozens are just a few of the most recent. The world has been plagued with terrorist attacks around the world. The good news is most of the Muslims are peaceful and do not support terror. The bad news is 15-25% of the 1.6 billion Muslims can be classified an Extreme Islamic Muslim¬†. That’s¬†a minimum of 150 million extremist shouting¬†‘Death for the sake of Allah’ are ready to fight for Islam. The worst part is they are not centralized in one area. These extremist are positioned all over the globe making it impossible to wage a successful traditional¬†attack. This is really a screwed up position for the western world to be in. The questions are how did we get in this terrifying position and whats being done to ease the tension?

There is probably many reasons for why the Islamic terrorist threat grew so fast. One reason is that ISIS was able to recruit immigrants that were not being allowed into any of the 55 Muslim countries. Being country less, no money and no place to go these immigrants were glad to have an offer to be a citizen of the new caliphate. It didn’t matter that the Qur’an was being interpreted in a very selective way and that Islam was hijacked by extremists. When your down and out and only one person offers you a hand up you take it. The Arab would failed.

Not listening to the radicals have also put us behind the eight ball. The Islamic extremist have in the past blamed western foreign policy for all their problems. We (the people) believed if we eliminate these problems we would have peace. The grievances were just rhetoric, secondary to the real reason they hate us which is because we are infidels. They will  hate us until we all believe n Allah. The west simply failed to recognize this.

As Joe bieden said “you never let a good crisis go to waste”. In this case the Liberal left has used the Muslim immigration problem to their advantage. The Muslim migration crisis¬†is a fit for the liberal ‘culture war’ that is being waged on western countries to destabilize their economies so they can be ushered into the boarderless society or the New World Order as some call it.

While the main street media the likes of CNN and CBC is spouting ¬†out propaganda in the west, the Muslim countries are also deep in the propaganda war. They are telling their people it’s an act of self-defence to fight America. America wants to destroy us and is the cause of all our problems. It’s always the Wests fault. This is how the extreme¬†Islamic leaders persuaded their followers to go and fight. By demonizing the West they are indoctrinating followers to their radical interpretations of the Qur’an and inciting hate to produce todays terrorist.

I’m sure you have heard that radical Islam only encompasses a small part of the 1.6 billion Muslims world-wide. Since there is no standard of measuring what percentage of the extremists are part of the 1.6 billion (Pew Research) I’m using 15% to 25% according to all the intelligence services around the world .¬†¬†This could mean we are looking at up to 300 million people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization. It’s really hard to wrap your head around the problem.

In 1938, just before world war 2, the British PM Neville Chamberlin thought he could have peace with Hitler. Through his appeasement foreign policy, Chamberlin conceded the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Hitler. The PM went back to Britain proclaiming a war had been averted and there was peace. Just a few months later Hitler attacked Poland and WW2¬†started. Chamberlin didn’t understand how radical Hitler was and gave him a huge advantage. History appears to be repeating itself. Radical Islam is demonizing the west like Hitler demonized the jews. Appeasement doesn’t work of radicals.

There is only one argument we can put forward to try to stem the forward momentum of these radical Islamists. We have to get the 75% liberal Muslim’s on our side, giving them safety from the crazies and a voice to counter the hate. We can’t lump them into the same boat as the extremist. If we do, that’s where they will end up. If they do side with the extremist we will have a catastrophic problem that will be impossible to solve.

Interesting video; Islam religion needs a review

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April 10, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Trudeau’s Immigrants

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Met a few friends in the mall a few days ago. Being conservative the conversation quickly turned to Trudeau’s pro Muslim immigration policies. During our lambasting of Trudeau I mention the Roman Empire was brought down because they didn’t accept the barbarian refugees. Maybe that was why the liberals were so pro Muslim. They didn’t want history to repeat itself. ¬†The moment I said that I realized that’s wasn’t the case.

It’s true that the Romans couldn’t stand the barbarian’s and left them to starve with no food or land giving them no alternative but to attack Rome. But, unlike Islam the barbarian’s wanted to assimilate into the Roman culture. They wanted to be part of the good life. On the other hand many of the Islam faith want us to assimilate in their culture. Big difference.

Unfortunately the Romans lacked the foresight ¬†to allow the barbarian’s to be apart of their society, so they got sacked ,putting them on the path to ruin.¬†The Roman’s terrible treatment of immigrants is a good lesson to be learned of what not to do, but doesn’t ¬†explain why the Liberals tolerate Islam immigration which can be intolerant to everything that isn’t Islam such as Christianity. Trudeau definitely seems to favours islamic immigrants. ¬†A faith that many do not want to assimilate into the western culture. Why?

It seems to me the liberals distrain for Christianity and not other religions goes dates¬†back ¬†to the early 16th century. Since Liberalism was secular trapped inside an all-powerful Christian society, the liberals blamed Christianity for not being able to advance their ideas. Other religions like Islam, Buddhism etc. weren’t holding them back, so they tolerated them. Like¬†Machiavelli,¬†they didn’t believe that an ‘imaginary’ ideal society was a model which should be followed. The fact is, the Liberals have had a dislike for christians for centuries which might explain their reluctance to open the immigrations gates to them.

As far as Muslims go, I don’t¬† think that Liberals actually defend or favour Islam, but they are taking advantage of the crisis to further their political agenda especially against all things Christian (ex: Cadbury drops Easter from egg hunt). They acknowledge that there are many different Muslims who can have very different ideas about ‚ÄúIslam‚ÄĚ. Unfortunately I think they have their heads in the fog.¬†It‚Äôs as if they feel there could never be any problem with Muslim immigration. It’s as if ¬†Trudeau thinks that a growing Muslim population can practise their faith in our ¬†free society while effortlessly blending into our Canadian society. In many cases around the world it¬†has been shown that it’s not so, especially in Britain.

Personally I believe Western values and laws are superior and must be thoroughly defended throughout our country and want Trudeau and his Liberal government to make sure all immigrants are willing to abide by OUR laws. I don’t want Sharia law Canada and don’t want religion in government.

Finally, we learned from the Romans that we must allow legitimate immigration into Canada. ¬†I wouldn’t want to set up a situation where we paint all muslim’s with the same brush and exclude them from Canada. This could set up a situation where Muslims who interpret the Koran in a more peaceful meaning to pick sides. The estimated number of radicals are between 15-25% [of the Muslim population] according to all intelligence services around the world. ¬†We don’t want¬†to to isolate 75% of the Muslims that don’t advocate violence. We need them on our side.

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April 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Canada – Reality Check

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roman-empire

Roman Empire

The path that Canadians are on can be described by a quote by Alexander Tyler,¬†(15 October 1747 ‚Äď 5 January 1813) who was a Scottish advocate, judge, professor and writer. His quote coins the major problem with being able to sustain a democracy. I doubt any Canadian, if they looked around at todays going on, wouldn’t be able to relate to his quote. The following is what he had this to say about the falling of the Athenian Republic some 2000 years ago.

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.¬†A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.” “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

REALITY CHECK 

In my opinion Canada is in complacency phase not far behind Europe that is obviously in the dependence on government state stage. If we want to stop the destructive direction we are headed for and keep any form of democracy we are going have to be very careful on who we vote into government.

Today the Trudeau Liberals have taken the reins of power. Trudeau promised many goodies to voters.¬†Tax breaks for middle-class Canadians was the centre of Trudeau‚Äôs promises. Who wouldn’t want a tax break? He also promised a new, tax-free child benefit, allowing Canadians to dip into their RRSPs more, to buy a home, and to reduce EI premiums. Again more goodies for the voters.¬†legalize marijuana right away, was another incentive for all the pot heads to come out to vote. Trudeau also promised to break with Ottawa‚Äôs decades-long obsession with balanced budgets and spend more on infrastructure. With all these promises Trudeau got the majority of the house seats because, voters always vote of the candidate who promise the most benefits.

But with all the promises comes the next stage of loose fiscal policy as per ‘Tylers’ quote.¬†Trudeau originally¬†said the deficit would be $9.9 billion in 2016-17, $9.5 billion in 2017-18, $5.7 billion in 2018-2019 and a surplus of $1 billion in 2019-2020. Its going to far from it. Now its evolved to¬†a¬†projected 2016-17 deficit of $29.4 billion, followed by $29 billion in 2017-18, $22.8 billion in 2018-19, $17.7 billion in 2019-20 and $14.3 billion in 2020-21. A fiscal Liberal $90 billion fantasy in the first term.

‘Rome was a greater power than we ever were, but when free bread and circuses became more important to the people than hard work and patriotism, Rome was invaded and looted by the tougher Vandals’.

I imagine back in Rome when anyone tried to warn of the danger ahead they just got scoffed at. No one wanted to hear it. To much free stuff, and they forgot what glued them together, patriotism. Just like Canada today.

Written by Ken McGregor

January 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Trump Stuns Liberal Globalist

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David Rockefeller – All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.

Every time I think about what the liberal movement is trying to achieve I think about the¬†February 17, 1950, James Warburg’s appearance before the¬†U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations when he said,

“We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest.”

Warburg was referring the inevitability of an increasing number of international multilateral business having a greater reliance on international law and on an increasingly globalized economy. If the Liberals viewed these forces as inevitable then they would be accurate to say that we will have a world government whether we like it or not.

When Warburg said by “consent or by conquest” he was referring to the ongoing struggles with global communism which was hell-bent on dominating the world by brutal force. In other words, he was saying we can be unified under savage global communism, or we can be unified by inevitable historical forces of international law and global economic realities. The bottom line is, the world would be unified.

Originally this may have been the thinking for both the Conservatives and the liberal movements, but something must have happened since 1950 that is leading to the dismantling of our western culture and values. We are being forced to accept mass immigration with cultures that are not compatible with ours. Our economy is being abused. Our MEDIA is spewing more propaganda than facts. We are hostage to a global warming hoax to strip more tax dollars from us. Race baiting is running amuck. This is all beginning to seem more like a savage communist takeover than world trade cooperation and international prosperity by consent.

When the US primaries started and Trump (a political outsider) entered the race for Potus, the everyday people who had been left without a voice to speak for them, finally found someone they could rally behind. These millions of Americans ¬†knew all wasn’t well and their country was falling apart. Their voice wasn’t being heard by either the Democrats or Republicans. Both parties seemed to be marching in the same destructive¬†direction toward George Soros global dream by extreme social engineering.

I’m hoping Trumps win changes the globalist hideous dream of forced unity and puts America back on track for a world government by consent rather than by force and deceit as was with Obama’s administration and friends.¬†Obama and his buddy’s, like globalist George Soros, has left America in shambles. With 108.616 million people either unemployed, underemployed or not in the labor force (45.5% of eligible workers) , trillion in debt, moral decay throughout the American society, Trump has his work cut out.

As we have witnessed since Trumps win, the left is not giving up. They have been pulling every dirty trick they can think of to derail Trumps inauguration on January 20,2017. Amazingly, we are also witnessing Trump giving back as hard as he gets, stunning the MSM like CNN and critic’s. It looks like we finally have a leader that will stand up to these liberal globalist bullies. If he accomplishes nothing else in his term but crush todays globalist movement, it would be a victory and an example for the rest of the world.

Canadians have the same battle with the¬†Trudeau government. We are following the same destructive path that Obama took the Americans down. Bullying,lies and media propaganda. Unfortunately, as of yet, ¬†I don’t see any hero stepping forward to challenge the Trudeau liberal flakes to make Canada great again.

Written by Ken McGregor

January 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm

2017 – Taking Action

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un-tourismWhen environmental radicals like Alberta’s Primer Notley say we should shut down the coal industries and restrict oil , most stood around and watch them do it EFFECTIVE January 1,2017. ¬†When our governments build up huge un-payable debt, like Ontario, we just watch and did nothing. Now Trudeau tell us we need a National CO2 Tax, we barely¬† even question, just watch. The federal liberals are allowing Muslim immigration with little or no security checks, we close a blind eye and let it happen. Little outrage , few got out to protest.

My hope for 2017 is that it will be different. With a new President that respects western values at the helm of the free world , its time to stop watching and start taking action to save our way of life and freedoms, and tell these environmental radicals, globalist and terrorists hacks to take a hike.

For years the media (the biggest losers in 2016) has focused our minds on the usual everyday issues like health care, global warming, the local economy, political personalities/correctness etc., purposely avoiding the huge issues that will affect our future freedoms and traditional way of life. Issues like UN agendas on sustainability , Agenda 21 and 2030 . Issues like why the liberals world-wide are promoting Muslim immigration and Islam so hard. Issues like why the left is so hell-bent on building up huge debt like Obama. On the big concerns, the Main Stream Media is failing to fully inform the public. Because of the horrible/fake news coverage, 2017 is a good time for Canadians to start finding alternative news sources and talking and debating these topics before the day comes when they wake up and find they have little say in shaping their future.

Here are a few events to watch in 2017 that the media might not fully report.

  • United Nations has declared that 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development described under section¬†130 of the UN’s ‘The Future We Want’. ¬†Actually the future you had no say in. ¬†A future most likely VERY FEW ¬†know anything about. It calls¬†for enhanced support for sustainable tourism activities and relevant capacity-building in ‘developing countries’ . The UN believes we are consuming too much¬†and so quickly, that we are already living far beyond the earth‚Äôs capacity to support us. So they have devised a plan for you. Not much said about it in the media. So if you want to know where your future and the future of your kids is headed , you might want to inform yourself on the UN’s sustainability program.
  • There are to many liberals who want to flood the West with muslim immigrants and refugees in the Immigration Jihad. Why is this? The liberal seem to believe that the remedy for Islamic Fundamentalism is being friendly and giving them a good dose of free trade with the west. This of course is ridiculous. ¬†The Arab states already trade with the western nations and have plenty of cash, but still are the main sponsors of terrorism. ¬†I’ll be watching President Trump to protect western values. Hopefully he is successful in restricting immigrants that have no intention of letting go of their ancient backwards islamic beliefs and want to destroy the west success. His success will be a model for the free world.
  • It’s interesting to note that in 2000 ,2008,just before the next US president took office there was a financial collapse. the Dotcom bubble in 2000 and the housing crises in 2008. Each bubble seemed to follow the same pattern. lowering of interest rates, everyone jumps in, prices go up, financial gurus say all is ok just before the collapse. ¬†A similar pattern seems to have emerged in the 2016 election. The possible bubble this time could be the $552 trillion derivative market as the bubble¬†. Something to keep your eye on.

I’m sure there is a lot more going in the world that affects us that the media/government will glosses over in 2017. ¬†We need to make sure we hold there feet to the fire so we get the full story. I’m looking forward to a very eventful year.

Have a happy New Year.

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Written by Ken McGregor

January 2, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Fake news and Lefty’s

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fake-news-2During the US presidential election it has become glaringly evident that the main stream media and the left have gone into overdrive with outrages claims against anybody or thing they felt as a threat to them. Having Wikileaks leak Clinton’s emails, the muslim immigration and open border policies exposed to the public just made the left and their media pals go nuts. All their dirty lies and scheming were exposed for all to see. ¬†We now know we have been socially engineered by the many politicians, media and special interest groups financed by billionaires like George Soros for years. Unfortunately, even today, the vast majority of Canadians and Americans still have no idea what globalism is or how the UN agendas are eroding their way of life and freedoms. The big media and politicians just avoid talking about their real agenda leaving us in the dark with no say in our future.

It’s really nothing new that the media and politicians try to manipulate the public. They have been doing it for decades. Its only recently been noticeable¬†that a concentration of news media is now run by liberal thinking corporations and executives that control about 90% of the information flowing to the public. Back in 1798 the US government of the day passed the Alien and Sedition Act criminalizing false statement against the government. If you disagreed with the government and spoke up you were screwed. Today, like in 1798, we hear calls from media tor jailing people criticizing liberal ideas like global warming and Muslim immigration. In France you can be jailed for disagreeing or¬†criticizing¬†abortion. As far back as 1861 Abraham Lincoln accused the news papers of bias and ordered many closed. It’s not that bias hasn’t been around brainwashing the public one way or another for decades, the problem is that far to many media has fallen under control of the liberal influence. The conservative group seems to have fallen asleep and just let it happen. The consequences of lazy conservatives¬†is the public is getting a heavy dose of liberalism. The left thinking¬†juggernaut positioned themselves very well over the years by snapping up media companies allowing them to fake the news, if necessary, to suit their narrative. The gullible public just soaks it up.

Today, editors and reporters with similar views that agree with the corporate liberal elite are hired. Anyone that doesn’t toe the line has a good chance of being fired or shuffled to the sidelines. Sort of a self censorship. Bottom line, the media has become a left leaning monopoly because no one bothered to stop them. Even newer companies like Facebook and Twitter are censoring fake news, meaning conservatives that don’t fit their Liberal narrative.

I think its critical that the public has some balance in the news they are receiving. The consolidation of the news media has only given us an illusion of choice. Even if we have two opposing bias sides (which is most likely the only option) spewing their own rhetoric like the olden days , it’s better than the one¬†sidedness¬†we have today. At least we can start a real discussion. Conservatives have to wake up and start supporting conservative media with their viewership and dollars if were ever going to get a balance in the news we are receiving.

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December 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm

A Canadian Eye Opener

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Washington Times :George Soros Funded Ferguson Protests

Ever wonder why the new liberal left is piling on the debt. ¬†Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario debt has skyrocketed from $200 billion in 2010 to over $300 billion, and now Trudeau’s liberals are on a spending binge, Alberta’s Notley can’t keep her hand out of the cookie jar and Obama is now called the $20 trillion man. We were told all this spending was for growth and the debt will be paid down as the economies improve. If this was just one or two countries accumulating massive debt I wouldn’t think much about it . But it’s not. Governments around the world are knowingly ¬†living beyond their means by introducing unsustainable¬†pensions, wages, health benefits. The total world sovereign debt has jumped to a massive $60 trillion. Why aren’t the advanced ¬†governments controlling their spending and drowning in debt? Are they all just incompetent or are they following a plan?

The few governments that tried to control their debt like Canada’s Steven Harper are few and far between. Most first world governments are left leaning and adhere to the George Soros doctrine of Global governance that is following a path to what he calls an open society. The path to his open society ¬†means¬†curtailing sovereignty of the wealthy nations like Canada and the US. By diminishing these wealthier countries, Soros and his liberal followers can drain the wealth and power from these sovereign countries to UN world bodies like the IMF and the world bank just to mention a few. Until the recent 2016 US election and the Trumps win, they were well on their way . The astonishing thing about their plan ,was very few citizens knew¬†what was happening to their country. Luckily there were¬†enough voters that felt something was very wrong and has given all of us freedom lovers a bit of a reprieve.

Breaking down existing societies of the wealthier nations is key to intervening to bring in new rules and regulations. Bankrupting the economy, agitating races to turn on each other, eco terrorism , muslin immigration are all part of destabilizing countries . When the chaos gets out of hand and people are demanding a fix, the new global governance is ushered in.

All this is now going on in Canada. The newer Trudeau liberal government has started down the same plan of destabilization as Obama. First on their agenda is the wild spending and social disorder like the fellow liberals have done in Ontario. Ontario already has a good head start bankrupting their province with a whopping debt of over $300 billion when Canada’s total net debt is only around $650 billion thanks to the previous Conservative government. The saving grace Canada might have is the Trump effect rubbing off on us. Otherwise Canada is going down a path of giving up our sovereignty.

The US election has definitely given many Canadians an eye opener on how left bias the main stream media is and how they can control the news narrative your receiving. The negative tone in the democratic primary against Bernie Saunders was never-ending like it was with Trump and in Canada against Steven Harper. The are on the side of global governance.

Hopefully the tables can be turned on George Soros global dream so we can continue enjoying are hard fought freedom and sovereignty. Unfortunately the fight is just getting underway. The chaos is just starting. The liberals aren’t going quietly.

Written by Ken McGregor

November 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Alberta – Pipline Fantasy

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Mackenzie Valley Pipeline still not built

Remember the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline? This project was first proposed in the early 1970s when demand ¬†for natural gas was increasing and peaked to $15.38 ¬†MMBtu. It was finally approval in 2011 after prices tumbled to $4.57¬†MMBtu¬†low. Today in 2016 it’s still not built . 46 years and waiting. How about the twin gateway pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat BC proposed in 2006 to run bitumen to the west and wet gas eastward. Today Alberta premier Notley has completely abandoned the project. And let’s not forget about phase 4 of the Keystone pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska¬†that was under discussion since 2011 which was rejected by Obama in 2015. We can’t forget about the latest Trudeau debacle¬†with the Pacific NorthWest LNG ¬†pipeline approval with 190 conditions. And lastly, how about the new Kinder Morgan expansion pipeline from Alberta to Vancouver? Well, It’s stalled.

Yes,¬†strong opposition from civic governments, First Nations, environmentally concerned citizens, and others have put the kibosh on all of these projects. Billions of dollars in investment and thousands of jobs halted. All the optimism and cheerleading from our political leaders didn’t amount to a hill of beans. Our politicians are either living in a fantasy land or are simply not serious on helping Alberta get out oil to market.

What I find interesting about Alberta’s landlocked situation and declining revenue is how this will affect the rest of Canada in the long run. While Notley is crossing her fingers that oil prices rise and her government has enough revenue to continue with their wild spending without approving any new oil projects or expanding markets, Ontario’s premier Wynne has all her hopes on a lower dollar propelling Ontario’s ¬†economy. Quebec isn’t any better off with its disappointing slow growth. ¬†To date no eastern premier has a winning hand and is going to be looking for more handouts. Maybe this going to be the perfect storm to force oil opponents to get Alberta pipelines to a sea port? They going to need the petro dollars.

With Ontario on track to rack up $50 billion in new debt between now and 2020-21, the province‚Äôs net debt is on track to escalate to a whopping $350 billion. Ben Eisen of the Fraser Institute said “the condition of Ontario‚Äôs economy is much less rosy than the government suggests. The fact Ontario now outpaces the national average is partly a function of weakness elsewhere”. The fact is , the high petro dollar that Premier Wynne blamed for Ontario’s problems isn’t the problem with Ontario. It’s Wynne’s management.

Between 2000 and 2014 , Alberta‚Äôs individual and corporate taxpayers shipped an estimated $200 billion plus to the federal government. This isn’t chicken feed and is going to be missed. The idea the low Canadian dollar propelling Ontario to great riches isn’t going to be Canada’s saviour as hoped for by the Ontario and federal liberals . As embarrassing as it is they need Alberta’s oil wealth.

I wouldn’t be surprised in the near future , behind closed-door and out of the media, these environmental, holier than thou, ¬†NDP and Liberal governments do a 180 degree reversal and become oil and pipeline friendly. Cash is king. And without cash these left wingers aren’t going to be kings. They need money to spend and Alberta can supply. All Alberta needs is new overseas markets.

Today the politicians are once again tooting up another pipeline. Canada’s Energy East Pipeline Project. ¬†A pipeline from West to East. A 4,600- kilometre pipeline that can carry 1.1-million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in eastern Canada.

I truly hope this isn’t another political fantasy and the need for cash will make it happen.

Written by Ken McGregor

October 3, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Alberta – No Kenney No PC Party

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Fiscal Conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt, arguing that a government does not have the right to run up large debts and then throw the burden on the taxpayer.

I haven’t seen the PC party follow this course since the Ralph Kline days. In fact during the Ed Stelmack days , Alberta’s debt ¬†skyrocketed. They took an $8.9 billion and a $4.6 billion surplus and ¬†turned it into largest deficit in Alberta’s history in just a few years blaming it all on recession. Then came Alison Redford’s PC government with their wild spending and culture of entitlement just like Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Redford ran up a debt of $8.7 billion with a projected debt of 17 billion by 2016 not to mention the string of scandals from the $2.6 million personal penthouse sky palace to the $45000 flight to Mandela’s funeral in Africa.

Now, after years of disrespecting the taxpayer and wallowing at the trough, the Alberta PC’s want to make a comeback and are asking for your vote to stop the NDP from winning in 2019. As of today, those progressive moochers¬†won’t get my vote. Many old party members that supported Stelmack and Redford would have to be kicked to the curb and replaced with fiscally minded candidates before they get my ‘X’ on the ballot.

Jason Kenney, federal MP, could change my mind. Mr. Kenny is presently stumping around Alberta in a bid to gain support for the Alberta PC leadership and to unite the right under one banner. If he wins and cleans house, I’m in. It’s going to be a tough road to travel, but Mr. Kenney has ample experience and time to get the job done. Regardless of the party brass passing a motion that the PC party efforts be centered on rebuilding the Progressive Conservative brand, rather than uniting with another party, I think Kenneys unit the right campaign to bring Albertans together is going to be the winning ticket to get Alberta back on track. There is simply no one in the PC party that has the instant recognizability, known capability and backing necessary to raise the money¬†needed to win an election. The PC bigwigs are delusional if they think otherwise.

Penthouse apartment that Alison Redford ordered be built For herself

When you look at some of the possible leadership candidates like Donna Kennedy-Glans , Jansen, McIver, Lukaszuk, Starke¬†, there all old faces from the scandal ridden Redford days. None of them have a hope of winning a provincial election let alone raising funds to run an election campaign . The way I see it, Kenney’s the only hope the PC’s have to survive. No Kenney no PC party after the 2019 election. if the PC’s show that they are discriminating or making it diffulcult for Kenney to run, they run the risk ticking off many voters who what Kenney.

Even if Kenney only manages to win the PC leadership and cleans house, I think it’s going to be enough to win Albertans over to gain at least a minority government and rid us of the NDP government. If Kenney looses his leadership bid or is pushed out, I’m willing to bet Brian Jeans Wild Rose Party will be the big winner and squeak a minority ending the PC party. Either way I doubt the NDP will luck out in 2019. Most Albertans realize the terrible mistake they made and will make sure anybody but NDP is elected.

I hope that Kenney does get the PC leadership and unites both the Wild Rose and the PC party. This will give Albertans a strong united front with premier Brad Wall and Manitoba’s Brian Pallister to fight the real battle, the federal liberals.

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September 1, 2016 at 8:16 am

Alberta – What happened to Our Champions?

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imageIt’s been over a year since Notley and the NDP have taken the reins of Alberta power. In this short period of time the NDP has scared investment out of the oil sands, approved a new business killer carbon tax, cancelled cheap electricity by phasing out coal-fired power plants eliminating hundreds jobs and managed to take Alberta to the highest unemployment in decades.¬†Over the past year, 104,000 full-time jobs were lost in Alberta with Calgary leading the pack with the worst unemployment rate of 33 municipalities.¬†Very scary indeed. ¬†Obama said it all when he stated ‘we have enough’,meaning it‚Äôs time for nations of less to take over the lead. The provincial NDP and the federal Liberals seem to be following his lead by devaluing our way of life by slowing our growth, high taxes and running up debt. I would have thought by now the leaders of the conservative minded opposition parties¬†would be out in force organizing mass protest to stop this Liberal/NDP madness. But there not.

With the UN Agenda 21 moving along at full speed and its federal counterpart UN agenda 2030 that just got underway in 2015 (with hardly any media coverage), Canada and the world is in the final innings to having an organization similar to the EU legal structure that was  formed December 2009 by the Lisbon Treaty with its base in Brussels. The EU community has extended powers ( The 3 Pillars) over its members (community affairs, security,police etc.) that I would expect the UN would have over us.

I’m sure we are all aware, the EU is in shambles.¬†For all the hype building up the EU in 1993, this experiment in just 23 years has been a dismal failure with extremist immigration and bankrupt countries topping the list. This failed experiment I don’t want to see coming to Canada, ¬†but with the liberal and NDP governments we have governing Canada it appears we are on a fast track to join the party , following the EU example.

I can’t remember how many time I’ve heard people ask why environmentalist are singling out Alberta oil sands and pipelines and leaving other country’s unscathed. We only have to look at the UN 2030 agreement 7.2 for the reason.image

The UN Goal 7 ensures access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. ¬†A ¬†commendable goal. However, 7.2 of this goal increases the share of renewable energy into the global mix mostly at the expense of fossil fuels. It’s now become obvious the share of renewables is at the expense of the Alberta oil sands. Alberta’s the looser.

What galls me is this was being discussed several years before it was agreed to in 2015. At the very least the PC government could have done was give Albertans heads up that the oil sands and coastal pipelines were in conflict with the UN agenda on energy. Useful information when you’re planing your careers.

UN Goal 7  
7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology
7.b By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support.

 

So, where are our champions? Why aren’t our Alberta politicians bringing this discussion to Albertans? Most likely many are to afraid of being called right-wing conspiracy theorists to explain how the UN policies will affect our living standards in the future. With few Alberta’s having heard of the UN Agenda’s it’s very hard to have a dialogue. This lack of public education falls on the head of the Alberta PC party who held power in Alberta for 40 years. They did nothing to educate the public. So here we stand, shocked, that Alberta is landlocked, not able to ship our oil over seas.

Today we have the Alberta politicians talking about uniting the right, unemployment, taxes etc. The usual stuff. I want more. I want our politicians to tell us what the plan is for Alberta to fit in to our new worldly environment. Albertans need this information to plan their futures.

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August 13, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Alberta – NDP’s Dishonest Tax

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imageWhen I was a kid I was told we were entering into another ice age. Time magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, just to mention a few, hammered us on global cooling. As the years passed the scare seemed to fade away until the 1990’s when new computer models started telling us the facts are in and the earth is warming, not cooling. Man made CO2 was the biggest culprit and had to be controlled. Today I ¬†just read that scientists are now considering the climate ‘Science’ evidence is pointing to global cooling. After being assured for years that the science for global warming was indisputable and CO2 was causing global warming, and humans were the culprits, here we are back to thinking about global cooling. Well, I’ve had enough of this man-made climate clap trap. It’s obvious that the science of climate change hasn’t been settled. I think man has very little to do with the changing climate and the climate change rhetoric¬†is just a clever government scheme to introduce a carbon tax to transfer wealth.

It’s interesting to note humans contribute only ¬†3.4% to the total atmospheric CO2 levels which stands at just 0.04% of imagethe total atmosphere. The fact is, ¬†99% of the atmosphere is made up of nitrogen and oxygen. Man made CO2 only contributes approximately 0.0037% of the total atmospheric CO2 ¬†levels. This is such a small amount I find it highly unlikely and laughable that any scientist is suggesting this additional man-made CO2 absorbs enough heat to raise the planets temperature. ¬†There is simply no way man contributes enough CO2 for it to absorb enough escaping heat to affect our planet whether it’s cooling or warming. ¬†Climates models are simply out of sink with real observations.¬†Earth’s climate is far too complex to make an accurate guess at how it works. The sun has far more effect on our planet than any CO2 man contributes.

If it wasn’t for the economic damage this CO2 fallacy is causing I wouldn’t really care what people believe. Unfortunately where I live in Alberta Canada, we have a left-wing¬†environmental government (NDP) bringing in a carbon tax that will affect all business and industry.¬†The carbon levy on man-made carbon ( approximate 0.0037% of the earths atmosphere) will be included in the price of all fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted. These include transportation and heating fuels such as diesel, gasoline, natural gas and propane. The Alberta carbon tax will suck $6 billion out of ¬†taxpayer pocket and put into the governments pocket so they can divide it up to their pet projects. Ironically¬†by the government‚Äôs own admission, their climate tax plan will not lead to significant greenhouse gas reductions if any. I can understand if we were going to be taxed because the government wants more money for infrastructure, but pretending they are saving the planet by reducing CO2 is just dishonest.

imageThe only saving grace Alberta might have is a change in government in 2019 to a conservative minded government. Since Alberta has one conservative (Wild Rose) and a progressive Conservative party splitting the vote allowing the socialist NDP to gain a majority , it’s anybody’s guess who will form the next government. In the mean time Albertans are going have to suffer in the name of climate change.

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August 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Alberta – No Outrage

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Alberta coal  phase out will begin by 2018

Albertans seem to be following a trend of passiveness. It doesn’t seem to matter what the NDP come out with , Albertans barely give it a thought then move on with their day. I would have thought that after a year with the NDP at the helm vilifying our natural resources , shutting down coal-fired generators and introducing new taxes in a time of hardship for many, would have stirred up Albertans to be out in mass protesting . But it isn’t the case. No¬†indignation! No outrage. The Alberta masses seem to be asleep.

There has been some energetic groups and individuals like the ones that sponsored the protest against TIm Horton’s¬†for not supporting the Alberta Oil Sands. Even¬†though Tim’s¬†enjoys taking our money, they publicly slam our major oil industry that creates thousands of jobs for Albertans. Albertans should have been, and still should be outraged and shown up in mass at the organized protest. Instead only around 50 showed up in Calgary. In fact Calgarians walked right past the protesters into Tim’s for their caffeine fix. The same happened for boycotting Chiquita banna, Lush bath products. Albertans kept right on buying. ¬†With 4 millions Albertans there should be massive turnouts to protect our jobs. Albertans don’t seem to really care. No solidarity to protect Alberta jobs and industry .

How about the billions in lost oil projects in large part due to the Alberta NDP’s derogatory views on oil. Usually when Alberta has a downturn in oil price the projects keep us afloat until prices recover. Billions in lost oil projects that virtually went unprotested by the public. Over 100,000 jobs wiped out and the masses just shrugged it off. Even though Alberta produces less that 1/10th of the world’s co2, and cutting our industry back will do nothing to save the planet, the Alberta NDP keep devastating Alberta jobs by shutting ¬†down our coal-fired generating plants, halting oil sands projects and burdening ¬†industry with a new carbon tax. We are being beaten down by NDP, and Albertans seem indifferent.

All but a few politicians and business leaders are standing up to stop the NDP madness. We get a few weak speeches about our health care or budget woes. A little outrage over transgender bathrooms, but no real leadership and passion to make Alberta shine again. It’s like they have all capitulated to the liberal globalization dream. Very disappointing.

By the number of petitions I get sent to me , it appears this is the new protest tool being used to voice dissatisfaction. Although petitions have their place with small companies, it’s not enough to sway today’s NDP. If Albertans want their ¬†prosperity back , they will have to voice their outrage in mass public protests. Actually get out to the rallies. The NDP only laugh at petitions and small protests.

Conservatives are targets of a coordinated campaign by the left to push them out of the political debate. They mock conservatives by calling them racist, bigots, far right radicals. They get away with this because we let them. The left successfully organize mass protests demonizing conservative’s while conservative’s just sit back and do nothing. No outrage!

The next time a protest is organized to protest the Alberta NDP’s failure, get out and show your support and outrage. Your job might be on the block next.

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Written by Ken McGregor

July 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Alberta – No BC Support for Oil Pipeline

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imageSo Calgary Mayor Nenshi is trading barbs with Vancouver Mayor Gregor over oil pipelines. I’m sure they both know there isn’t a chance that Alberta oil is going to increase output through BC to a sea port. The idea of Alberta selling more oil and getting wealthy goes against the progressive political ¬†philosophy that we consume to much¬†and have to lower our standards of living. Less energy, less food , less goods. This is no¬†joke. Limiting the oil sands production has nothing to do with global warming and producing CO2, but everything to do with limiting our wealth and our consumption habits. Since all of Canada produces less than¬†2% of the¬†world’s CO2, it’s ridiculous to say Alberta needs an environmental carbon tax because of our oil. The fact is , oil gives us a standard of living not acceptable under UN standards which over 180 countries have signed on to. Section 4.3 and ¬†4.5 in chapter 4 gives a brief snippet of what our municipal, provincial ¬†and federal governments are following.

UN Agenda 21 Chapter 4 Changing Consumption Patterns 

4.3. Poverty and environmental degradation are closely interrelated. While poverty results in certain kinds of environmental stress, the major cause of the continued deterioration of the global environment is the unsustainable pattern of consumption and production, particularly in industrialized countries, which is a matter of grave concern, aggravating poverty and imbalances.

( This is way so many groups are picking on wealthy Alberta).

4.5 – Special attention should be paid to the demand for natural resources generated by unsustainable consumption and to the efficient use of those resources consistent with the goal of minimizing depletion and reducing pollution. Although consumption patterns are very high in certain parts of the world, the basic consumer needs of a large section of humanity are not being met. This results in excessive demands and unsustainable lifestyles among the richer segments, which place immense stress on the environment. The poorer segments, meanwhile, are unable to meet food, health care, shelter and educational needs. Changing consumption patterns will require a multi-pronged strategy focusing on demand, meeting the basic needs of the poor, and reducing wastage and the use of finite resources in the production process.

(Alberta is considered to have  an unsustainable  lifestyle)

imageUnfortunately Alberta has been picked as the poster child for everything that’s wrong with developed nations according to the UN. Excess in consumption leading to an opulent unsustainable lifestyle. Also, the UN thinks there is a planned destruction and domestication of Canada‚Äôs boreal forest by vast and widespread timber mining (it isn‚Äôt forestry) and oil, gas, and oil sand extraction making it one of the most important conservation issues in the world. Rewinding has become a hot topic.

For years, no Alberta politician has bothered to tell us what the real driving ¬†force is behind all the Alberta bashing. There has been no mention or debate in any elections on how the UN’s position is affecting Albertans.. Our political parties have left us in the dark to wonder why we can’t developed new markets for our oil overseas, giving us false hope like Obama did with the Keystone pipeline.

Albertans need to have a real discussion as to the outside influences that are affecting our jobs and prosperity. Discussing balanced budgets, more dollars ¬†for health care ¬†and education at election time seems small potatoes when our standard of living and jobs are being eroded by UN policy that most haven’t heard of. Albertans need this discussion so we can plan for the future.

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Written by Ken McGregor

June 8, 2016 at 8:03 am

Alberta Oil ,Windmills and Fishing boots

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oil12There’s no questions that Alberta’s going to take a beating with low oil prices. With oil sands¬†trading as low as $13.75, close to a 50% discount from West Texas, the¬†Alberta treasury¬†is going to take a serious hit on synthetic crude oil and bitumen royalty. Crude oil and bitumen royalty accounted for about¬†55% of the ¬†non-renewable resource revenue or roughly $4 billion. And to make matters worse there’s talk of the price of oil falling as low as $10US PB¬†in 2017.

Oil sands investment¬†has been¬†Alberta’s backbone for years. From 1999 to 2013 there was $201 billion invested in the oil sands industry creating thousand of jobs not only in Alberta but throughout Canada. In 2013 alone the oil sands investment reached a record breaking $32.7 billion up from 27.2 billion in 2012. The mining, oil and gas extraction industry accounted for Alberta’s entire $2 billion R&D budget. What a difference a few years makes. In 2016 its estimated that investment in Alberta oil sands will drop billions putting in doubt at least 14 already approved¬† projects.

It’s no wonder that Alberta has plummeted to¬†38th most attractive place to invest out of 126 jurisdictions, down 22 points. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s can take some of the blame. Damaging fiscal plans like fiddling with oil royalties, hiking taxes and¬†bad mouthing Albert oil by calling us the”embarrassing cousin”¬†didn’t help. Notley¬†is assisting in¬†putting¬†the final nails in the oil sands coffin for long payback projects in Alberta. All the¬†while Saskatchewan¬†is still flying high at number 8th most attractive jurisdiction to invest in even surpassing BC.

Even with all of todays doom and gloom there can be a silver lining if¬†Notleys NDP government and Trudeau’s Liberals decide to get serious about Alberta’s oil resource and stop making it difficult for investors. This slowdown is a good time to get an Eastern pipeline to tidewater getting ready to supply foreign markets and to supply eastern Canadians.¬†¬†The southern US refineries will also be under the gun as ever more Mexican ,Venezuela crude oil is diverted to China.¬†Presently they supply¬†the US¬†with approximately 20% of their crude . This could be a great opportunity for Canada to fill the void if only we had a pipeline.

Petroleum is not just used for fuel. Every day I hear people and environmentalists say that the days of fossil fuel is over. Wind power and solar is in. The thing is ,oil haters¬†are comparing power generating technologies to fishing boots and footballs.¬†Petroleum creates a lot more than just power. Thousands of every day products that we depend on come from oil. Everything from artificial limbs, toilet seats, bandages, cameras, cell phones, even golf balls.¬†This is why it’s very hard to understand why Premier Notley , PM Trudeau/Gerald Butts¬†and some eastern Canadian mayors are anti Alberta oil. Wind and solar don’t create the personal products we need.

Personally I’m a booster of wind and solar power. I love new innovative technologist. If I could afford a shiny new electric TESLA car I would buy one. But if I need an artificial heart valve I’m going to turn to a petroleum product.

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US Data – A major growing market for Canadian exports

All the signs are there suggesting Alberta could still have a bright future with oil. A large younger world population demographics (millennial)  demanding goods (made from petroleum) is growing. At the very least Alberta can replace the Saudi oil coming into eastern Canada, plus we can supply the US refineries growing future demand.  Another wild card in the short-term mix, is that oil could shoot up to $250 plus if conflict breaks out between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The fact is , demand for oil is not going to disappear.

The only thing holding Alberta back from taking continued advantage of expanding the oil sands and reaping the rewards of long-term jobs and wealth is a collection of dismissive ill-informed environmental groups and politicians like Montreal Mayor Dennis Coderre and friends.

Its time to tell these anti-oil creeps and bums to back off before they ruin Alberta and Canada.

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January 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Alberta – Investment Vaporizing

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oil2016Alberta has had low oil prices before. The thing is, ¬†we always had the confidence that a few years later it will bounce back. Today it’s different. Our governments don’t want our oil resource to expand. They have made It clear they want Alberta to go green. Premier Rachel Notley actually called Alberta the ‘Embarrassing Cousin’. Unfortunately their anti oil attitude has changed the game forever leaving tens of thousands of Albertans jobless and ¬†questioning their future.¬†Its become evident that the NDP has never had a game plan¬†on what would¬†replace oil revenue or jobs. With billions in new investment being cancelled or fleeing Alberta, the cushion that Albertans relied on in the bad time to keep them going is fast eroding. Low oil prices and dwindling investment has made this downturn an almost lethal blow to Alberta. For the first time I’m¬†concerned about Alberta’s future.

Who To Blame?

Under the circumstances, It’s hard to imagine investors looking to invest in new oil technology, future upgrades and expansions¬† in Alberta unless it’s partially government-funded. Even when oil prices go up billions in private investment will not return unless governments¬†guarantee access to market.¬† Alberta corporation have lost confidence and with the lost confidence their investment is vaporizing quickly. Badly needed investment to help Albertans get trough the down times. The NDP oil bashing is clearly to blame¬†for the fleeing investment. To exacerbate Alberta’s problem,¬†Trudeau campaigned throughout Quebec against the west east oil pipeline and outright came out against any chance of a west coast pipeline. The liberals anti oil pipeline stance has told investors that Alberta is closed for business. Nether governments thought through the cost of their actions on Albertans. Listening to Notley I doubt¬†they care.

More Gas On The Fire? baltic dry

Looking at Bloomburgs oil chart, oil could slide to new lows of $20 not rebounding until 2022. This will have a huge impact on the Alberta oil sands. Again without the usual billions in investment propping Alberta up throughout this bad time Alberta will be in for a rough ride.

The world outlook isn’t helping Albertans either.¬†The continued collapse of The Baltic Dry Index (¬†Index of moving major raw materials by sea) is collapsing. ¬†Factories aren‚Äôt buying and retailers aren‚Äôt stocking. Even the WTO is cutting its forecasts for world trade growth. All this plus the collapse of the Canadian dollar is going to negatively affect Albertans in the wallet.

There is no question that the Alberta NDP are looking like a bunch of amatures. Bashing oil has devastated investment in Alberta. They have lost the confidence of investors and will shortly lose the confidence of Albertans. What industry do the Liberal and the NDP have in mind that could possibly replace Alberta oil and gas? Windmills!

Here’s to Hope

I’ve listened to MPs rant about diversification since 1972.¬†So far¬†little has happened. I doubt very much it’s going to happen in the near future outside of a few token government-funded infrastructure projects.¬†If we haven’t been able to diversify out of an oil and gas economy in the past 45 years I doubt there is going to be much investor interest under a socialist NDP government.

I am hoping that the liberals and NDP come to their senses and realize their mistake, and show the investment industry that they are on board with the east west pipeline by convincing  their liberal friends in Quebec and Montreal to OK the pipeline. Hopefully this will convince investors that Alberta is still open for business.

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January 17, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Loony Political Stories for 2015

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Since 2015 is over I thought I would recap a few of the looniest political stories I’ve read throughout the year. As loony as they seem these ideas are actually being given serious consideration or being implemented.

Chinese Sesame App

sesemeThere’s a new China app to score all Chinese citizens online and offline for data to generate credit scores. Everybody is measured by a score between 350 and 950, which is linked to their national identity card. Your score depends on a few factors like what you purchase online, how you pay your bills, your personal information and how many friends join the system.¬†Higher scores receive benefits like easy access to travel visas and other rewards.

At first this app seemed a little intrusive but harmless¬†until a government directive¬†called for the establishment of a ‚Äúsocial credit system” merging¬† politics and finance.¬†This merger makes it¬†possible for the government at some point to alter one‚Äôs credit rating based on their ‚Äúmorality‚ÄĚ or social status. In other words, while the credit system today doesn’t care what you buy and is involuntary, the government has announced that it will be mandatory by 2020. The government will then have the ability to alter your score depending on your finances and political views. The bottom line¬†is this¬†app will intimidate and stop any citizen from speaking out against the government in fear their score will be lowered affecting their social life,¬†chances of good jobs, travel ability plus of host of other benefits.

I’m not sure whether this is loony¬†or just scary. Since world government have turned more left and the¬†UN has adopted the Chinese 1995 policy on women in their “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” , It is possible¬†the UN¬†or other nations¬†could also adopt this app.

Lettice /Bacon and CO2

meat 3Yes its true, Lettuce produces more Greenhouse Gas Emissions than bacon does ,or so says a¬†press release for this study from Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. In fact the study says lettuce is more than 3 times worse in co2 than bacon. Good news for bacon lovers and a good excuses for those who don’t like salad not to eat it.

Personally I think someone or scientist got their wires crossed.  Since a pig consumes around 8 lbs of feed a day and 6 pounds of that feed converts into only 1 pound of pig, and lettuce can be grown in all most anything next to the consumer, this study sounds a little dubious like so many other c02 scientific studies.

This is completely loony. On one hand were told not to eat beef (meat) because of the co2 impact on the atmosphere, and on the other had we shouldn’t eat lettuce (plant) because of the co2 impact.¬†What’s left? Bugs!

It’s hard to take any of these studies seriously. If we were to switch our diets to fall in line with the American Agriculture Department‚Äôs 2010 dietary recommendations, it would result in a 38 percent increase in energy use, 10 percent bump in water use and a 6 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions . Taking this into¬†consideration I’m going to eat what I damn well like.

Global Warming now Global Cooling (huh!)

time 02Burning fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global¬†COOLING a new NASA study has found. Of course NASA is still clinging on to the theory that co2 causes global warming, but to explain the hiatus from warming for the past 19 years they have conveniently found that aerosols given off by burning fossil fuels actually cool the environment. Kate Marvel, a climatologist at GISS and the paper‚Äôs lead author, said the results showed the “complexity” of estimating future global temperatures. Marvel is right. Climate is too complex to begin to understand, and the models being used just don’t have all the facts. The so-called overwhelming consensus on global warming is now in¬†doubt.

How can anyone possibly believe these NASA types again. In the 1970’s it was global cooling. In the 2000’s it was global warming. Today just take your pick.

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Written by Ken McGregor

January 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Conservative’s – Too Much Tax Talk

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givingWhy do the Conservatives keep campaigning on lower tax when 1/2 of the Canadian wage earners pay little or no tax and the other 1/2 that pay taxes don’t mind paying more for a cleaner environment, better health care and education, and to support people in need? Its small wonder why the conservatives can barely muster 30% of the Canadian vote. Canadians are looking for more than just lining their pocket-book with tax breaks, something the conservatives haven’t seemed to notice. They are being snookered by the collective Left (NDP and Liberals) who have clearly aligned themselves with a world movement to cleanup the environment and stop world poverty, a powerful message Canadians are willing to hear. So, when parliament reconvened last week, I found it disappointing that Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose went down the same old tired path telling Canadians conservatives will stand up for taxpayers and support lower taxes. This tax rhetoric alone isn’t going to move the Conservative ball to the goal line in 2019. 70% of Canadian voters aren’t buying the CPC  tax line. They want more from their govenment.

Food donation tax incentive food
Instead of just shouting out tax breaks why don’t the conservatives get behind and support the food tax incentive to support the National Zero Waste Council’s food waste reduction proposal by urging the federal government to implement tax incentives for food producers and suppliers to donate unsold edible food. The proposal intends to reduce unnecessary food waste, decrease disposal costs to municipalities, reduce the environmental impact of food waste and alleviate hunger and poverty. This is an issue the conservatives could get out in front of to help align themselves with Canadian thinking before the Liberals bring in a mandatory law like the French, obliging supermarkets to hand over unused food to charity and not destroy leftover products. The French mandatory approach will probably lead to retailers bringing in less food products causing food shortages.  Controlling food waste is in the UN Agenda 2030, the liberal bible. I have no doubt the Liberals will introduce the issue since it is backed by many municipalities like Calgary , Toronto and Vancouver. Conservatives could be the first to devise a plan good for all parties and maybe win some brownie points with the voters.

Canadian Farmers

farm 01Alberta farmers were caught up in a fight with the NDP bill 6, the ‘Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act’.  Bill 6 will force 43,000 Alberta farms and ranches to abide by basic occupational health and safety standards and secure Workers‚Äô Compensation Board coverage for ALL  farm workers, even though farmers already had their own insurance covers that covered workers 24 hours a day. The problem arose when this bill was just sprung on farmers and was being rammed down their throat without any consultation to be implemented January 1, 2016. If it hadn’t been for the farmers getting out to protest this bill it would have been passed as is. Due to their diligence there were a few amendments made to exempt their families.

Alberta farmers need on going help to protect their family farms from big government bullies like the NDP and Liberals.  I think the fight to regulate family farms across Canada is just starting, particularly with ranchers and a CO2 tax on beef. This is another area the Conservative governments could be cultivating to show reducing taxes isn’t their only song.

Maybe the Conservatives can come up with a plan to reform the welfare system and create a ‘Guaranteed Minimum Income’. This was something economist Milton Friedman fancied. What ever the federal Conservatives do to present themselves to Canadians, I hope they mold their party to attract all Canadian concerns. Presently if you ask a Canadian what a Conservative is, they think big business and tax breaks. Though there is nothing wrong with tax breaks and balancing budgets, Conservatives really have to break out of this mold if they hope to attract the newer generations.

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Written by Ken McGregor

December 13, 2015 at 8:38 am

Canada’s Infrastructure Debacle

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info2When PM Justin Trudeau said the Liberal government will not balance the books for three straight years opting to invest heavily in infrastructure to jump-start economic growth, there appears a good reason for this.  Looking at the world bank report gives some incite to their thinking. $5 trillion per year in global infrastructure is needed. I think all parties in election 2015 forgot to tell the public the true nature of the problem and failed miserably with any long term solutions. There is simply no way taxpayers can foot the Canadian infrastructure bill estimated somewhere between $350-400 billion dollars ( Municipal , provincial and federal). No way.

2012 World Bank report – “About US$ 5 trillion in global infrastructure investment is required per year to 2030 in various sectors; this investment must be greened to secure future growth.¬† A 2012¬† report highlighted that the planet is on track for a global average temperature rise of at least 4¬įC beyond pre-industrial levels, which would bring impacts detrimental to growth, including unprecedented heat waves, severe droughts and major floods”

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Statistics Canada, Survey of Capital and Repair Expenditures. Core Public Infrastructure (Water, wastewater, recreation, culture, transit, roads etc.

Today municipalities own over 60% of the country’s infrastructure but collect just eight cents of every tax dollar paid in Canada, with the other 92 cents going to federal, provincial and territorial governments. Trudeau’s¬†is going to have to get serious¬†about finding the billions needed for our infrastructure shortfall, and pass It down the pipe to the municipalities. Mayors in Alberta, especially Edmonton and Calgary¬†are counting on it. In a medium-growth scenario, the Canadian population would grow from¬†35.2¬†million people in¬†2013¬†to¬†51.0¬†million people by¬†2063. Alberta’s population is estimated to¬†go from 4 million to¬†7.3 million by 2040 (25 years) with 75% residing in Edmonton and Calgary.¬† This is why the 2 mayors in Alberta¬†and other Canadian city mayors¬†need money to cover¬†the whopping billion dollar¬†infrastructure deficit.

Can we Raise The Cash?

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Intergovernmental Transfer Payments, % of GDP, 1961- 2011. Conservative Government started increase in 2005 after a long decline starting end of Mulroney term and all through the Chretien and Martins years.

 

Hardly. Where are the 3 levels of government going to come up with $350-$500 billion? The federal infrastructure plan that was already in place under the previous government is a 10 year infrastructure plan that totals a measly $53 billion:

  • over $32¬†billion specifically available for municipalities through the renewed Gas Tax Fund and the incremental Goods and Services Tax Rebate for municipalities;
  • a $14-billion New Building Canada Fund, which will have $10¬†billion for provinces and territories, with $1¬†billion of that reserved for local projects in small communities of less than 100,000¬†people, and $4¬†billion for nationally-significant projects; and
  • $1.25¬†billion in new funding available through the P3 Canada Fund.
  • Existing programs will continue to provide another $6 Billion

Trudeau 2015 Campaign Plan promise is for meager $10 billion per year for the next 3 years paid for by running a deficit for a total infrastructure package of $125 billion over the next decade. This barely makes a dent.

Canada obviously needs a partner.¬†Wage earners¬†are already overburdened paying the 3 levels of government over 44% of their hard earned wages to tax. With prices rising on energy, food etc.¬†there is simply no money left to give in taxes.¬†Just taxing the rich¬†more¬†isn’t going to solve this infrastructure debacle. We need private investors.

One such private investor is Canada’s life and health insurance companies. They have over $5oo billion in long term assets that can be invested in Canadian infrastructure. Our government has to start talking to them on financing (public, private partnerships or P3s) smaller projects in cities where the infrastructure is need the most. We really have to get out of the box thinking that Government is better than private investors. We need private investment.

Infrastructure¬†isn’t the only Canadian debacle we have. Health care and education has also run amuck. Until we come to the realization that private funding is necessary our way of life is just going to deteriorate. We simply can’t fund everything by taxing.

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December 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Crises – Believe Them or Not?

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1969 – Get ready for Global Cooling. A fake crisis that never happened. Not to be believed.

A while back I heard Joe Biden quoting “never let a good crisis go to waste” in a political context. He was most likely referring to Obama’s 2008 Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said:

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before”.

Global warming, Syrian war, Economic downturn, oil shortage are just some of the crises that are going on in the world today that give Obama and friends the opportunity they need to gently sway the public to get on board with their UN agenda 2030 and COP21 programs. Its becoming increasingly suspicious that many of todays crises might be manufactured just to heard the public in a predetermined political direction .

The Syrian civil war is a crises that has been going on for almost 4 years. In all this time, all the world armies for some reason couldn’t muster enough force to take control of Syria and help the civilian population out of this horrifying war by creating¬†a safe territory. Masses are being forced to flee their homes and country as the world¬†has stood¬†by and done little.¬†It only took the US¬†and allies 3 weeks¬†to secure Iraq in 2003, so why is the Syrian war after 4 years still raging? Something’s very wrong with this picture. The excuse that Bush and allies used to invade Iraq was to drum up a crises to¬†disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction which turned out to be bogus. ISIS is the main reasons¬†the public¬†is given for¬†the Syrian war escalating. This¬†is most likely as false as the Iraq excuses.¬†The most reasonable assumption for¬†Obama and friends¬†to continue this Syrian crisis and fear mongering is to keep power and promote¬†their National Security State, slowly striping away individual freedoms. lets not let a good crises go to waste.

Regardless of the many players on the chessboard and their reasons, there is no excuses for the world standing by and not taking control of Syria and stopping the atrocities and mass migration. I feel many Canadians through their ‘lets not get involved attitude’,¬†have contributed to the¬†thousands of deaths (¬†SOHR estimates in April 2015¬†250,000 –¬†310,000) not to mention the ethnic cleansing of Christians, Alawites, Shiite, Druze and other minorities and torture . Now Trudeau is going to do even less. His answer is to bring 25,000 refugees to Canada, refugees that wouldn’t be if we helped them save their home in the first place. As a Canadian I find this shameful were playing political games with Syrian lives and homes.

The Global Warming crises is another vehicle being used to make the global population panic and look to the government for answers. Using CO2 emissions as the villain allows governments world-wide to tax and regulate almost everything from manufacturing to farming. Again, is this crises really about global warming or is global warming being used as a tool to transform society. Looking at the UN Agenda 21 and 2030 the global warming crises is not about the environment but about putting controls on the way we live from what we eat to what type of home we live in. The powers to be are giving us their choices to choice from without letting us have a say. People around the globe have become conditioned, allowing governments to pretty much do as they please.

Invasion by Martians October 30, 1938 - In this famous photo, New Jersey farmer Bill Dock prepares to fight off the invading Martians. The image was actually posed by a Life Magazine photographer a few days after the panic

Invasion by Martians October 30, 1938 – In this famous photo, New Jersey farmer Bill Dock prepares to fight off the invading Martians. The image was actually posed by a Life Magazine photographer a few days after the panic

In 1894, the Times of London estimated that by 1950 every street in the city would be buried nine feet deep in horse manure. Just a few short years ago, October 30, 1938, ¬†people in the US thought they were being invaded¬†by Martians. In 1969 ‘Science and Mechanics’ and ‘Time magazine’ were telling us there was an ice age crises coming. All believable at the time¬†and found laughable later in the future. Unfortunately this time¬†when the crises are found to¬†be false and made up¬†it’s going to be too late for the thousands of homeless refugees being displaced in Syria and for¬†massive unemployment¬†being created by climate change extremists.

No ones going to be laughing!

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November 21, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Climate Changing for Alberta Beef

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beef1The idea of decreasing¬†meat consumption to reduce CO2 has been around for many years. Well, the WTO (World Trade Organization), with strong ties to the UN,¬†has finally come out and fired the first official shot across the bow to discredit eating Ham, sausage and other processed meats that can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers, and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too.¬† Apparently, 22 scientists from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France evaluated more than 800 studies from several continents about meat and cancer. These whisper campaign’s start¬†as just a crazy sounding statement, then a few years later become a factual consensus to be taxed so heavily few can buy the product or banned. There are more than 480,000 tobacco related deaths annually (including deaths from second-hand smoke) but no front page headlines from the news media. But¬†WHO estimated¬†34,000 cancer deaths per year¬†WORLDWIDE are attributed to¬†diets that are high in processed meat, and¬†this is front page news.

Very few took seriously that The Alberta Oil Sands would be in dire straights 10 years ago or that climate change would turn into a cult following changing the way we live. It just snuck up on us until it was too late to challenge. Today it’s happening again, this time with our food. There is a very serious crowd that believes meat consumption causes a world CO2¬†output equivalent to cars and is a hazard to the worlds atmosphere, land and¬†water. Sound crazy! yup, just as crazy as global warming sounded 10 years ago.

This¬†controversy on meat¬†got underway in a 2006 report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) when¬† Chief of FAO‚Äôs Livestock Information and Policy,Henning Steinfeld,¬†said ‚ÄúLivestock are one of the most significant contributors to today‚Äôs most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation`. The report also went on to¬†warn¬† ‚ÄúThe environmental costs per unit of livestock production must be cut by one half, just to avoid the level of damage worsening beyond its present level,‚ÄĚ .¬†¬†Just this past September 25, 2015 (9 years¬†later) the UN 2030 agenda (12.3)¬†agreed one of their priority goals was to reduce food waste by half by 2030, just 15 years from now. The worst thing about¬†these events is¬†Canadians have little to no say. In fact, most Canadians don’t have a clue¬†organizations like the `UN` `WHO` and `FAO` are controlling their food supply. The drive to control the world meat supply is steam rolling ahead just like global warming did.

Unfortunately we can’t stop the momentum of global warming or the¬†slowing of the Alberta oil sands, but it’s not to late to strike back and have a say in the way Canada produces its meat products, especially beef. Ranching and agriculture employ¬†hundreds of thousands of people in Canada.

Canada only produces 1.57% of the world’s CO2. Because of this, I think it`s unfair that Canadians should have to reduce¬†their consumption of beef or be subject to the scare tactic of `WHO` or regulated by the UN. Unless Canadians start getting involved and demanding a say in the way their food is regulated, these organizations will just tell you what to¬†eat in the near future. You won’t have a choice.

Alberta is just learning its lesson on how environmentalists working with the UN has land locked our oil sands limiting our share of production allowing other less wealthy nations to produce more.

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November 6, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Alberta – Renew The Economy or Bust

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energy 01Developing countries are seriously¬†starting to plan their future¬†with renewable energy ¬†infrastructure (solar etc.) instead of oil and gas, and not following down the same path as developed¬†countries that now use¬† an outdated energy. There are many¬†still saying¬†that solar is just a boondoggle or a money pit, but the technology is moving so fast it won’t be long before it becomes cheaper than conventional petroleum products.¬†¬†The TLSC or transparent solar cell could make every window and screen a power source. Imagine¬†millions of glass windows¬†being converted to solar cells from a high rise window to your cell phone. Ubiquitous Energy and SolarWindows coatings¬†are two¬†getting close to the goal.

Countries that continue on the path of just using¬†oil and gas to power their cities will find¬†themselves less competitive with their neighbours and developing countries¬†that are already building their nations on new¬†renewable technology. These new¬†alternative energy¬†economies will surpass¬†Alberta if we are slow to take the challenge. The Bank of America’s Karmali said the United Nations “COP21″ climate summit in Paris in December is likely to¬†put an end to many parts of the¬†fossil industry. Christiana Figueres, the UN‚Äôs top climate official¬†said ‚ÄúIt’s unstoppable. No amount of lobbying at this point is going to change the direction,. Over 155 countries have already put forward plans”. I think it’s quite clear that Alberta take warning . No country of any importance is supporting fossil fuels at COP21.

Whether global warming¬† is bogus or not , oil ,gas and coal companies will face the mounting risk of legal damages in the billions similar to the tobacco companies for polluting and causing damage to property once COP21 is ratified. Its going to be all but impossible to get insurance. It has¬†come to a point where it’s become too risky and unpopular to fund new billion dollar projects. Alberta has counted on billion dollar oil sands projects in the past for employment and revenue. With companies like Shell and Cenovus already pulling out there is very little chance of a growing petro industry. With COP21 looking for zero net emissions later this century Albertans have to come to the realization that much of the¬†Alberta Oil Sands¬†will never be used. Pipeline or not, there isn’t going to be a lot more Alberta¬†oil flowing out of¬†North America than there is now¬†to other parts of the world.

Ouarzazate is a city in the completely landlocked desert region of Morocco, To become biggest soar plant in the world.

Ouarzazate, a city that is a completely landlocked desert region of Morocco, to become biggest soar plant in the world. Alberta has sun.

Dependence on a single fuel with a history of price volatility isn’t wise. Developing countries that have no or little¬†¬†sources of energy have a better chance of energy independence with renewables like solar that they can control. Renewables can be¬†installed quicker in cities to get developing country up and running and lift the standard of life for many who do not have electricity or access to it. Just being able to plug-in a computer and have access to the world¬†to compete, selling their products, will lift many of these underdeveloped countries out of poverty. Alberta, like many first world countries are going to have to compete with millions of new people entering the world market.

Oil is going to be around for a long time to come in one form or another. But, regardless what the oil companies say about future output growing (not to panic stock holders) I think they know the writing is on the wall.

The Alberta NDP government is going to have to come up with a long-term plan to grow Alberta and create jobs if we are going to continue having superior standard of life that we have been use to. I can’t say their October/2015 budget¬†gave me much confidence. A big disappointment.

It looks like the NDP hopes for the economy is pined on oil and their plan for the future is planning for the next election. The Alberta oil tap is starting to close. Why hasn’t the NDP told Albertans what their¬†plan is for alternative jobs? I think its a fair question that the NDP should already have an answer to since our premier Notley has lobbied against the oil sands for years.

Important Note: COP21 draft Climate package.  Trudeau is going to Paris December 2015 to negotiate for us. If you want a say in your future, you better say it now, http://unfccc.int/meetings/bonn_oct_2015/session/9195.php

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October 31, 2015 at 6:59 am

Alberta – The Next 10-15 Years

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alberta oilNow that the federal election is over¬†and we have our new left leaning government’s in place,¬†Alberta over the next 10-15 years will have a dramatic change in the way we live¬†due¬†to our NDP government and Canada’s¬†new Trudeau Liberal governments¬†eagerness to implement¬†the 2015 UN 2030 Agenda. This document¬†will cover all aspects of¬†our lives.¬†For those of you that haven’t ¬†heard of the Agenda the¬†preamble reads as follows:

Preamble

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet:

In the UN 2030 Agenda document signed on September 25, 2015, ¬†there are 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets all to be implemented by 2030. In their document they say “The Goals and targets are the result of over two years of intensive public consultation and engagement”. This I highly doubt. Over the last 2 years in Alberta I have never heard any Provincial, municipal or federal government¬†mention it. Throughout¬†the Canadian Election held on Oct. 19, 2015 none of this document was mentioned by any political party. A document that will transform Albertan lives in a very short period of time was ignored.

DECLARATION

Personally I agree with the intention of the UN agenda. It’s obvious that it’s no longer sustainable financially for cities¬†to keep growing outward or for world poverty, youth unemployment, hunger, slavery etc. not to be addressed.¬†¬†The objections I have is the stealth way¬†this program is being¬†implemented with no formal discussion. All this¬†planning has been done without any input from Albertans.¬†In fact, every¬†Albertan I’ve talked to had no idea this UN Agenda 2030 existed. They seemed completely disengaged¬†from the topic.

Well, regardless if you have heard of it or not,¬†Albertan’s are going to live the UN¬†life starting 1 January 2016¬†. Here are¬† few¬†points (quotes)¬†to expect in the next 10 –¬†15 years? I only covered a few out of 59. You can read the whole document yourself at Transforming our world : UN 2030 Agenda .

  • A world in which consumption and production patterns and use of all natural resources from air to land, from rivers, lakes and aquifers to oceans and seas¬† are sustainable. Alberta oil and gas will be effected.
  • Sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth is essential for prosperity. This will only be possible if wealth is shared.
  • Adopting policies which increase productive capacities, productivity and productive employment; financial inclusion; (For Alberta Farming) sustainable agriculture, pastoralist and fisheries development; sustainable industrial development; (For Alberta oil and gas) universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services; sustainable transport systems; and quality and resilient infrastructure.
  • Changes in the way that our societies produce and consume goods within 10 years – Sustainable Consumption¬†. Albertans deserve a discussion on how we are expected to consume goods (food etc.)
  • ¬†UNFCCC is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change. In other words the COP21 conference in Paris in December , will work out a climate agreement for Albertans.

Since Alberta depends on our natural resources and agriculture for a major part of our income and jobs, we are going to go through a huge change in a very short time with little input on shaping out future. It’s hard to understand why Albertans haven’t been engaged in this important issue.

Sustainable Development Goals

There are 17 sustainable lofty goals to meet in the declaration that the UN is striving¬†to achieve¬†within the next 10-15 years. ¬†There are several questionable goals¬†I’ve¬†already mentioned in my previous blog, but¬†in this blog I¬†just want to mention a few additional goals¬†that will affect Alberta.

  • Goal 10.1 – “By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average“.¬†The Declines in unionization rates, stagnating minimum wage rates, deregulation, and national policies that favour the wealthy are being blamed for rising inequality.¬†Before we start to make it tougher on Alberta business (especially small business –¬†minimum wage etc.) Albertans needs a say. We don’t want to regulate business out of business or out of Alberta.
  • Goal 7.2 By 2030, “increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix”. This is a lofty goal, unfortunately for Alberta¬†it means less oil and gas¬†use. This only give Alberta 15 years to diversify into¬†other sustainable industries. Its going to be difficult for Albert to grow with a declining oil industry.
  • Goal 12c “Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities”. The leaders of the Group of Twenty (G-20) countries agreed in September 2009 to phase-out inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies over the medium term. ¬†The thing is, Alberta without subsidies will¬†give us¬†less exploration, less risky projects (refineries) being built,¬†¬†and with low oil prices oil production could come to a slowdown. Hopefully Alberta¬†treads slowly.

Its going to interesting to see how Alberta¬†weathers¬†the UN issues under Notley and Trudeau. I would like to see more Albertans get involved in their future by asking these government the tough questions. The UN plan affects our big resources –¬†oil, gas and agriculture. Oil and gas isn’t going to end any time soon but the billions of dollars in new oil sands projects that employ thousands of Albertans could be in jeopardy. You will have to plan your future accordingly.

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October 20, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Election 42 – Trudeau’s Change- Transforming Canada

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un 2030Since Canadians are in the mist of a federal election bickering about who made the latest gaff or who represents the middle class the best, I thought I would outline a few points in the latest UN draft that came out this September 25,2015 called ‘Transforming our world – 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.¬†Since Canada is a member of the¬†of the UN, this document and the government we elect¬†to implement it¬†becomes¬†very important. Canadians will need a very able government to navigate the UN wishes through to 2030 and beyond. It’s surprising to me that¬†a major transformation of our way of life will take place starting January 2016, and is¬†it’s not being discussed, ¬†especially when it is Trudeau’s main goal.

At first glance this new updated UN document seems like a glories progression for humanity. More equality, woman rights, end world poverty, end hunger, education for all etc.. But at second glance it has some shocking ¬†and costly realities for Canadians. Basically the UN¬† is proposing a world-wide master plan for all countries. I haven’t read the whole document yet, but have a few points of interest to share to those of you that will¬† not¬†have a chance to preview the document prior to the election date.

Goal 5, Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, was the first goal that caught my attention. I almost missed 5.6 until I saw the words Beijing Platform for action.

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences 

Why in the world would Canadians want to go along with the UN to empower woman and girls under a communist ‘Chinese platform of action’. We don’t have to think too hard to remember the implications of the one child policy China¬†implemented ¬†and what it did to girls. Section 29 of this platform of action was to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. What hog wash. Under their one child policy girls were just tossed¬†into orphanages. This is an important issue¬†for Canadians. Our next government is going to implement UN Agenda 2030 with this Chinese plan of action for women and girls. It obviously didn’t work for China then, so why will it work in Canada today.

Skipping down a few sections I noticed 12.3. The UN wants to cut food waste by 1/2. My first question is how are they going to do this. I think¬†it’s a fair question to ask in this election.

12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses

2030 is only a few short years away. How is it possible to cut food waste by 1/2 without controlling the amount food that we are able to buy. Is the UN actually suggesting Canadians let the government control the food supplies to the retail stores or are consumers going to get food stamps? Or both? I want to know the answers and the view of all parties before I vote in the October election.

Section 16.9 is another eye-opening revelation. World wide I.D. cards. Seriously, I’m not making this up.

16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration

By 2030 you will be given a¬† standard identity card and become a world citizen. There is nothing to explain about this. What is happening to just being Canadian. I’ll bet the Quebec citizens have no idea their French culture is in jeopardy by 2030. And the big issue in Quebec is the niqab.

The last section I want to share is 11.3. I left it until last because you can most likely see it happening in your city now. Notice the wording ‘Human Settlements’ like were all just a commodity. These are the huge stack and pack buildings clustered around transportation hubs. Just the idea of a single family home with land will be unattainable (or considered unsustainable)¬†for the families of 2030 if they can even afford any home.

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

If you have kids or will be looking for a home around 2030 it would be well advised to check out and take this into consideration. Check your city sustainable housing plans. If you don’t like what you see go to the council meetings¬†to voice your opposition before its too late.

This is what the Canadian election is really about. Who’s best suited to lead us into the UN future. Alberta made a huge mistake by voting¬† NDP. They are ¬†in such a rush to meet the UN targets, thousands have lost their jobs permanently. Billions in oil sand investment’s are gone forever. Who would invest in Alberta knowing our government is anti oil. Alberta wanted change and we got it. Its change for the worse. Canadians say they want change. Unfortunately, like Albertans they are¬†not looking at the real picture. The Liberals and the NDP are going to rush into this UN agenda 2030 starting January 2016. Canadians need to slow this down. PM Harper is the only one that will.

 

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Written by Ken McGregor

September 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Liberal/NDP Playbook – The Cloward-Piven Theory – Bankrupt America

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harperOn May 2, 1966, two Columbia University sociologists, Professor of Social Work, Richard Cloward and his research associate Frances Piven, wrote an article strategizing how¬†to end poverty. Their idea was to push the US capitalist system to the breaking point until it collapsed from bankruptcy. When America was bankrupt, the strategy would be to turn the US into a socialist state, blaming the rich and capitalism. Is this Obama’s and friends endgame? If so ,how can it be stopped.
One of Obama’s influences was Saul David Alinsky,who, like Obama, was a community organizer, and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book ‘Rules for Radicals’, from where the idea came to tax the rich. In Alinsky book his heading reads:
“What follows is for those who want to change the world from what is to what they believe it should be. Rules for Radicals is written for the have-nots on how to take it away”.
¬†Alinsky goal was to take back the country from capitalism. The tactic is to bring to light an issue that would stir up conflict, point at a specific ‚Äúvillain‚ÄĚ to confront to make direct action easier to implement. He thought this tactic is faster and easier than going through the bureaucrats.
‘Rules for Radicals’ (see link below) seems to be the playbook that Obama is following to implement The Cloward-Piven Theory¬†. At the¬†very least there is a lot of similarities to his todays actions. This could also be¬†the playbook that Justin Trudeau, his Liberals and the unions¬†are following. Does Harper being the villain ring a bell. A classic, right out of the playbook. Even the CBC is villainizing Harper to get public sympathy for its left-wing media.
One tel-tale sign¬†Obama is on¬†Alinsky’s¬†path to implement The Cloward-Piven Theory, is his insistence of running up the national debt, creating a crises. Presently the US government debt is over¬†18 trillion. Impossible to ever pay off. In fact, if the debt had to be paid off at a 5% interest rate, the payment would¬†be close to¬†all the personal tax collected. And the debt is still climbing with Obama telling main street, no problem. I remember when VP Biden said “never waste a good crisis”. The Democrats are manufacturing an economic¬†crises that¬†they already have a solution for. Socialism. Is Ontario Liberal’s doing the same?
Another page out of ‘Rules for Radicals’ that Obama is using is
Rule #5: ‚ÄúRidicule is man‚Äôs most potent weapon.‚ÄĚ There is no defense. It‚Äôs irrational. It‚Äôs infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
Obama continually ridicules all opposition. Today he is ridiculing the senate and congress¬†for any of their ideas. He just vetoed the Keystone Pipeline for no real reason. He also went after¬†the Israeli PM when he came to the US¬† to make a speech outlining Iran’s involvement in terrorism.¬†Obama has used Rule #5 since he started campaigning.
Underestimating¬†Obama, thinking he is a goof is a mistake. He’s a man with a mission. The Keystone pipeline is a good example on how he is helping make things difficult for Harper. The Liberals are telling voters its all Harper’s fault the pipeline is not passed, frustrating Canadians on his leadership on the issue. The veto of the Keystone is being used as a tactic to help the Liberals get rid of the conservative government. There is really no other reason. Obama’s excuse of no jobs being created for Americans and the Canadian oil is all going to be shipped through the US then out of the country with no benefit to the US is laughable. Nope, it’s all from the ‘Rules for Radicals’. Obama and the Democrat have a strategy that¬†Trudeau and Liberals are following.
The most frightening thing for the Liberals is that Harper has done quite well. There fear is that more main street will go to the right, making it hard to achieve their goal. This is going to make for a bitter 2015 election.
Understanding where the rules ,tactic’s¬† and what the end game is¬†for the NDP, unions and Liberals, will help the voters weed out the propaganda and stop their trek to socialism.¬†We can and should¬†take many of the NDP ¬†union and liberal attacks on Harper with a grain of salt. Check your facts before voting. The European model to spread the wealth doesn’t work. Just look at Greece.
Rules for Radicals
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Trudeau – Wrong Side Of The Fence

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ISIS 2According to a L√©ger poll published this week in Le Devoir, 62% of Quebecers now support the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and 74% agree with the new Conservative anti-terror bill. This is good news for the federal Conservative’s and bad news for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals since they have been catering heavily¬†for the Muslim vote. After the attack of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Trudeau has found himself on the wrong side of the political fence. The attack in France has hit close to home and opened Quebecor’s eyes.¬†

Just a few month ago our previous liberal PM Chr√©tien said, “Harper did not understand that history in the Iraq 2003 war , and he does not understand it today.” and agreed with Justin Trudeau that Canada should¬†immediately take 50,000 refugees fleeing the Islamic State and allocate $100 million for the World Food Program to help feed refugees facing a harsh winter.¬†Back in 2003¬†Stephen Harper criticized Chretien for his decision to keep Canada out of the Iraq war.¬†Well, here we are 14 years later and the war still rages. Trudeau, like Chretien¬†is wrong in the idea, that¬†sending some humanitarian aid, warm blankets etc., is going to solve this ISIS savage brutality that is now sweeping across Libya. When Obama pulled out of Iraq, President Bush predicted the US would be back within 5 years. He was right and so was Harper.

Now, Justin Trudeau says Harper’s pandering to fears about Muslims, unworthy of a PM, just when 21 Coptic Christians have been beheaded¬†by ISIS in Libya the past weekend. Trudeau either has no idea on how fast this ISIS disease is spreading or just can’t help himself from pandering for the Muslim vote for the 2015 election.¬†Personally, I can’t imagine the Trudeau and the Liberal party being¬†that stupid they don’t understand the threat ISIS poses.¬†But maybe they are. Maybe they really think all Canada should do is dish out warm blankets and a hot meals. Maybe they really think Canada should let someone else protect our freedom. What ever the reason, Quebecers don’t support the Liberal soft on ISIS view.

Now we have Trudeau doing a flip-flop of sorts. After months of criticising the Conservatives on joining the war in Iraq, and accusing Harper of pandering to fears about Muslim’s, he’s decided to back the Conservatives anti-terror bill. Just by backing the bill, I would think he is acknowledging there is a real threat of terrorism.¬†I can almost bet a toonie his position is based on the fact more than four in five Canadians, 82% , back the new legislation to expand the powers of intelligence agencies and police.¬†A position based on how many votes he will lose if he doesn’t vote for the bill, not conviction like Mulcair’s NDP who will vote against the bill.¬†Harper is the only leader that has consistently argued there is big trouble in the middle east that must be stopped.

The ISIS problem is growing daily and is not going to go away. This is going to be a very big election issue in which Trudeau has been on the wrong side of the fence for to long. It’s just to late for the Liberals to crawl back, especially in Quebec. This ISIS issue could very well help Harper make in roads into Quebec for another¬†majority.¬†Not even the Mile Duffy scandal will help the liberals¬†on this one.

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Written by Ken McGregor

February 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Get Ready For Anti-Government Protest 2015

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Protest QuebecWell, election protests are coming right on cue.¬†It appears students are organizing¬†a Canadian wide¬†strikes¬†for 2015 to shine the light on austerity and the 1% ers.¬† Their vision¬†is to show¬†resistance and civil unrest to austerity by uniting students, workers (unions), and society as a whole¬†across Canada¬†similar to¬†what’s happening in Italy today.¬†The protesters¬†want to stop governments¬†from¬†what they feel are financial¬†attacks on the population (housing, arts and culture, union right’s etc.).¬†They seem to take the position that¬†most Canadians are hard done by and only a few are benefiting, and that wealth should be fairly redistributed amongst all. But, looking at some of the facts I find it difficult to support their extreme position , especially after¬†Canada has just successfully¬†navigated through one of the worst recession in Canadian history.

In Quebec over 10,000 Halloween costumed students and public sector employees (Anti-Austerity Protesters) marched in Montreal several weeks ago to protest austerity measures imposed by the Quebec government. They feel that the cuts in programs and public services are only for the 99% of the population¬†and are made¬†just to give the 1% rich and¬†privileged big tax breaks. In 2015 printemps2015.org is organizing a national strike¬†to close schools, offices, and cities until each and every one of them¬†receives “what they are collectively owed”. Since the protesters are protesting the government’s (provincial and federal) to spend more money and stop the austerity, they must feel the government either has extra money or can get it. Since they are talking for the 99% they must be talking¬†of a tax¬† on the so-called rich (the 1% ers).

However, looking at a¬†poll done for¬†Canadian Business¬†by Forum Research , it shows the average top 10% of the¬†richest households in Canada only have $774,000 in liquid assets (stocks, bonds, etc.), own approximately¬†$800,000 in real estate and carry¬†about $225,000 in debt.¬† Even if the top 10% of the Canadian rich gave away all there assets ($2 trillion), giving each individual Canadian¬†¬†a wonderful one time gift of¬†approximately $58,000, this would leave¬†business crippled and broke since¬†a large part¬†of their assets are invested creating jobs. Clearly, the students and unions blaming the rich for Canada’s woe’s¬†are misguided.¬†Applying a special tax to¬†the top 10% won’t solve the inequality of the bottom 30%. Letting the wealthy use their funds to build wealth will.

Another interesting fact that Forum Research uncovered is 50% of the population controls 80% of the Canadian wealth not 1% which protestors like to suggest. Forum also uncovered  that the bottom 10% of the population has an average net worth of just under $57,000 and carries $36,000 in debt. Not great, but not exactly destitute in world standards.

Aside from the Forum research,¬†I¬†think that the protester’s¬†may have some legitimate beef. The Broadbent Institute¬†did find¬†the top 10% of Canadians accounted for almost half (47.9%) of all Canadian wealth in 2012. The bottom 30% of Canadians accounted for less than 1% of all wealth.¬†¬†Broadbent also noted¬†that Canada has 1,138,000 millionaires in 2012 who account for 3 per cent of the top 1 per cent of global wealth holders. These figures¬†do show we may¬†have a growing wealth inequality in Canada (like a game of monopoly where one player eventually win’s all the money)¬†that has to be kept in check.

The Harper government¬†is going to have to¬†address¬†these issues (student programs,¬†lower 30% ¬†etc.) in¬†the 2015 election if¬†they hope to ward of these protests and get re-elected.¬†If they don’t, the unions and student demonstrations¬†could gain steam and set the election agenda, pitching their¬†own¬†political slant to sway the public its time for a change.

When you look at the¬†real numbers and take out the union and student protestors propaganda slogan of the 99%,¬†the¬†vast majority of¬†Canadians¬†can make ends meet. Maybe its time for Canadians to¬†take a few moments out of their busy schedule¬†to¬†check out how well Canada has been doing under the Conservative’s,¬†before being swayed into left-wing¬†extream options by theses protestors and unions who are demanding¬†an unrealistic nit-picking wish list from Government. We have to let business do the job they are supposed to, create good paying jobs and wealth for Canadians and let government create opportunities. By doing this wealth will come.

As far as the protestors and unions, these 2015 marches, shutdowns and show of civil disobedience are more about their personal agenda and to undermine Harper and  gain influence in an election year. Not much more.

Written by Ken McGregor

November 14, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Is It To Late? Is The Battle Lost For Fiscal Responsibility?

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The benefit train left the station years  ago and is now picking up a real head of steam. Not only do the generations of today want great jobs and benefit packages, they are demanding it whether they earn it or not. The problem is they are no longer affordable. With never-ending increases in costs and benefit expenses , companies can no longer compete and the dwindling number of taxpayers can no longer subsidize them. In Alberta the top 50% of the earners pay 97% of the personal tax bill while over 40% of their wage is already taken towards taxes and fees. Yet, Albertans are crying out for more money for health care and education when 65% of the provincial budget  already goes to these 2 items.

Even though Greece has already gone down the path of social spending and has ended up in ruins ,¬†The majority of Canadians¬†can’t understand they are on the same path. 60% of Canadians vote for a left leaning social party rather than a fiscal Conservative¬†party.¬†they are hooked on¬†free¬†social programs. But like Greece Canada is¬†in debt by over¬†one trillion¬†dollars and climbing. We are borrowing money for these so-called free programs with no real plan to pay down the debt. We borrow in the good times and borrow even more in the bad. The Canadian Government debt for 2012-2013 is projected to balloon to $605 billion. The gravy train is on a roll.

A Greece election is now scheduled to be held on 17 June 2012 after a coalition government was unable to be formed following the May election. After¬†increasing taxes and cuts to benefits¬†,Greeks¬†turned to the streets with violet demonstrations. They just can’t understand they are broke and are poised to vote in a new government to start the spending. They actually think that Germany¬†will bail them out indefinitely. Completely delusional thinking but after decades of lavish benefits¬†they feel entitled and want someone to pay for them. If any government¬†tries to stop the entitlement train they will voted them out.

We are now seeing signs of this Greek style entitlement in Canada. With rioting students in Quebec and a dysfunctional Liberal government voted back in, in Ontario, Canadian voters are showing signs of tossing good fiscal management for never-ending free social benefits that the NDP offer. Our governments are caving in from the federal to the municipal. No politician would now dare go against the tidal wave of social entitlement and hope to get voted in.

I would think the next federal election will be the turning point. Do Canadians go Left and continue piling on social benefits and debt, pillaging the last remaining dollars of the top 50% earners and corporations to subsidize their follies like many of todays European countries or stay with a center right conservative government and continue the battle to create prosperity through education, hard work and paying down our debt .  Looking at Ontario and Quebec it might be too late for the fiscal right and Canada. We can only continue to educate the entitled thinkers and point them to the European disasters that await them if they vote in an NDP or Liberal government, and hope they wake up.

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Seriously! Notley’s Alberta‚Äôs Pipeline Champion

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The push to get a seaport for Alberta oil has all but disappeared. Less than a few years ago Alberta and Canada was ¬†optimistically debating the need to¬†ship Alberta oil to the east or west so we could sell our oil internationally and get top dollar instead of discounting our product traveling to the US. Today there are only a handful of diehards still pushing for a Gateway or the Energy East Pipeline. Politician are now shifting¬†our attention to yet another pipeline project, the twinning of Kinder Morgan‚Äôs Trans Mountain Pipeline that presently supply’s BC ,Washington and the new upgrade at Westridge Marine Terminal to overseas.¬†The Project will increase the system’s capacity from 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000 ¬†and allow us to enter new international markets that could result in Canada earning approximately $3.7 billion more per year and breaking the stronghold the US has on our oil.

Yes! That’s Notley on the side protesting Alberta oil and pipelines

Just like the Gateway and Energy East, the Trans Mountain  pipeline debacle has become laughable  . We now have two socialist NDP parties, Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley’s and BC’s Premier John Horgan’s who both don’t want a Pipeline, going to WAR on new, already federally approved, Trans Mountain pipeline should proceed from Alberta through BC to Burnaby. Notley, an anti pipeline protester, has now become Alberta’s champion . It’s absurd!

It‚Äôs become obvious there are very powerful forces that don‚Äôt want Alberta heavy oil to get to a sea port via pipeline. ¬†Ironically shipping oil by train and truck doesn’t seem to grab the harsh headlines as does oil pipelines. Also it‚Äôs very strange that over the past few years a new addition to the Westridge Marine terminal on the west coast has been approved and is under construction to handle more oil tankers (filled by pipe or train) with little protest except for the ‚ÄėTrudeau Brigade‚Äô. This a protest group who hangs on PM Trudeau’s encouraging¬†words “that the people have the final say” not the federal¬†government¬†.

So Whats with the hyperbole of a trade war between Alberta and BC?

New BC Westridge Marine Terminal to Overseas.

Power for one. The federation of Canada is being challenged on its authority¬†. if the federal government doesn’t have the power to make national decisions in the public interest we end up with a country that is destabilized. The only group that would benefit from this would be socialist who can showcase how ineffective our system is. The trade war isn’t about a pipeline, it’s about power and control. Alberta oil is¬†going to flow. Bills have to be paid.

The fact is premier¬†Notley, Horgan,PM Trudeau and federal NDP leader¬†Jagmeet Sing are all on board with the trade war chaos.¬†This is why I think ‚Ä™an Alberta trade war with BC is all smoke and mirrors! I think Alberta will be sucked down the well. Real champions like UPC Leader Kenny and all conservatives¬† have to come up with a better way than a trade war to enforce jurisdictions, ¬†save Alberta’s oil industry and save the Canadian free enterprises¬†way. Cutting off oil ,wine etc to BC might get Alberta politicians¬†votes in the short-term but won‚Äôt solve anything. Alberta needs a long-term plan. A plan that Notley can‚Äôt steal from UCP Jason Kenney come election time. In the meantime using train to transport oil is the option.

Navigating the Crash

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Here is a good video outlining why we are having some of the troubling problems and global turmoil in the world today. Many countries today have already lost their sovereignty by giving up their ability to print money. Instead of printing their own money and saving the interest, they borrow money from the Bank of International Settlements based in Switzerland and pay back the loan at a compound interest rate. This scheme has sucked the money out of countries and put into the hands of the banking cartel leaving each country like Canada and the US paying billions to interest, pushing many countries into bankruptcy and reducing the lifestyle of its citizens . Little wonder why people around the world are getting angry.

As we move through the climate cycles we are repeating history moving into troubling times.

 

 

Written by Ken McGregor

November 15, 2017 at 7:57 pm