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Canada – Reality Check

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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

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.

Written by Ken McGregor

December 16, 2016 at 4:17 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.

Written by Ken McGregor

September 1, 2016 at 8:16 am

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.

Written by Ken McGregor

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