Old Country media thinks "Pharamacare" will save the federal Grits...the way Free Dental and Pharmacare brought victory to the Liberals and NDP in Ontario. Oh, wait...

Boy, are the left old country media outlets pushing Justin Trudeau and this whole “Pharmacare” gambit. The CBC and the Toronto Star act as if this was unprecedented in Canada…except it isn’t new, nor has it proven to be a winning strategy.

Kathleen Wynne tried a good version of it during the last provincial election for people under 25. She lost the election and official party status.

Andrea Horwath tried a very bad version of so-called free dental care. She didn’t win, either.

This bad version will not work because there aren’t enough numbers of voters who this platform will resonate with at all. People have insurance — private or through work. Seniors already have it, and many regions have it for low income Canadians — they way there are dental programs as well. In Ontario, there is the Trillium fund.

People who need it will have already decided to vote for the Grits because they are dependent on the government for their survival. That’s already a lock. People who don’t need it, and going to see the structure of this program is flawed, with make Big Pharma even richer, and actually put serious restrictions on who can get what medication, and will be turned off by it.

This is typical Limousine Liberal logic: they don’t know their own people and make big unfounded assumptions.

And all the NDP have to do is promise to up the ante — and the Grits hand over their votes to the more leftist party in the bargain the way Wynne did for Horwath. Once you radicalize a certain element by veering too far off your territory, you no longer have control of the situation.

Wynne played this card with Basic Income, and all sorts of other graft. None of it worked. You cannot claim Canada is economically strong and then have to pay for people’s medication. It is an incompatible message, and one the Grits keep spinning in.

It reeks of desperation, and it is a last minute ploy that they dropped all too soon. All the opposition has to do is drop some dirt of a corrupt pharmaceutical company or two who already jacked up prices — and the narrative shifts right back to SNC-Lavalin.

There are too many messes to clean up. The Grits are using all sorts of political propaganda to explain away their sins, but relying on old country media in a brash new world makes them sound out of tune and out of touch…

Fake news fear-mongering continues: no matter what's the journalistic narrative, they always leave out their own fake news.

The Toronto Star is blaming politicians and Big Tech for fake news.

They are not taking it seriously, according to them.

Uh-huh.

This is the newspaper that told us the fake dangers of Gardasil and pushed a fake cancer victim who was fake robbed on readers until people clued them in.

I wrote the book on journalism’s penchant on spewing fake news way back in 2005, long before it was a thing.

This omission is deliberate: they always try to position themselves as truth-tellers, which is a lie. They never bother to do basic research, and all sorts of vested interests push their agendas through them…which is itself fake news.

The narrative never changes, even if journalism collapsed and never managed to rise from the dead…

It's Undeniable: Sugarbaby Toronto Star shakes it just the way its sugardaddy likes it.

The Toronto Star is marching lockstep to the federal Liberals pseudo-environmental platform in its sad series Undeniable: all about the fear-mongering of climate change (once called Global Warning until things got colder).

This is pure propaganda that dovetails perfectly with an election strategy, not actual reality. The problem with the fear-mongering doomsday cult narrative is that the actual solutions proffered are not very good, and often pollute more than what is happening now.

The Liberals allowed shiploads of garbage to fester for years in a foreign country. “Recycling” in this country is a joke. The Wynne Liberals were all about the environment as they allowed the OLG to put out so much paper and huge lottery tickets — not to mention endless brochures and posters — that what they said was not truth.

And the Toronto Star uses paper mills which do major environmental damage. They are not ones to talk.

The Star are sugarbaby propagandists with have the nerve to ask whether their propaganda campaign of making “climate change” the “enemy” will unite Canadians who will brainlessly marching to the voting booths and vote for the Grits who will give more money to environmental polluting newspaper chains.

No, because their solutions are rubbish. The ideas are so simplistic and unrealistic that they are an insult to respond to with any seriousness. They are not environmental experts.

And the Star doesn’t do basic research, such as who funds these studies and how sound they are.

Because they are not a real journalism product.

This “series” has too perfect timing to take seriously. Newspapers have been bought by the federal regime. They are not empirical, and hence, unreliable.

They pollute the information stream for their own self-interest as the Grits make huge carbon footprints jet-setting in limos and airplanes.

It’s a scam. Yes, the environment needs cleaning, but the Grits are not the ones to do it. They have not done a single thing competently while in office — and this won’t be done competently, either.

Nice try, you little grifters, but you cannot stop me from using my mind to see the truth…

Hate groups still use Facebook? You don't say, Toronto Star!

I am not certain if the people at the Toronto Star have any connection to reality, but if this article is any indiction, the answer is a definite no.

Facebook cannot stop millions of people from spewing. The end. If not overtly, then covertly. The end. If no country has ever managed to stop rape and murder, then no one will stop another group from speaking what they believe is the truth. It doesn’t happen.

Facebook cannot “ban” these groups: they will find a way. People are resourceful. I remember talking to someone who had an ace home security system, and they were robbed. The policeman told them that if they could get into their house, then anybody could get into that house, too.

And that’s the reality you are facing. It’s a lunatic idea just is “gun control.” You are not going to stop guns because if a company can manufacture a gun, then anybody can make one. There is no easy solution as those Middle Class people keep believing.

If you want true progress and change, stop pandering to that demographic and enabling their delusions of grandeur. Life is not a 30 minute sitcom of the 1980s. It is not an episode of CSI.

Once that Truth gets through enough thick skulls, then perhaps we can have more realistic and productive action…

Toronto Star gets everything wrong...yet again.

The Toronto Star doesn’t get anything right. There is a silly little column about political pantywaist Sam Oosterhoff, and it is worth tearing apart because of its sheer ignorance to reality:

I am putting his name forward to be the first Canadian male anti-abortion politician to gestate a baby, the minute science effectively figures out how to do it. Apparently for a male to have a fertilized egg planted inside of his body and to gestate it until it’s ready for birth is life-threatening. Oh no!

This is a childish argument that completely ignores reality. Why are you pretending that men don’t have vulnerabilities when it comes to reproductive rights? They don’t need to get pregnant: they have sperm, and that’s good enough to put their own reproductive rights on the table.

Feminism keeps doing the same things and employing the same strategies, which is the reason why women’s rights are always precarious and never entrenched. You can’t keep using defensive strategies when your opponents keep using offensive ones. You have to learn to link their fortunes with yours: whatever happens to you will happen to them. You take away the rigs of barriers: they want women to lose their reproductive rights, then so do those who call for it. We take away men’s rights to choose when they can reproduce, if they can, with whom, how many times, and where.

If pregnant women are being framed as “host bodies”, frame men as “sperm gifters.” They gave away their sperm, they have no claim to it.

What you give to one, you must give to the other. You don’t make hypothetical arguments. You don’t justify yourself or allow yourself to be put on the table. You don’t fight to keep your rights — you go after the other side’s rights. Anything else is regression. This is a new war; ergo you use new strategies to ensure the other side knows that if they throw a grenade at you, you are chaining yourself to them first, meaning the explosion will hit them just as hard.

But women have this unnatural habit of justifying themselves to men and explaining and arguing. I once had a sexist male relative who kept trying to break me in for as long as I could remember. I could be dressed to the nines, and he’d say, “You have a pimple,” to which I replied, “And you have a huge glaring bald spot where hair used to be.” He lost the battle and then lost the war. You want to point out a real or perceived flaw on me, I upped the ante and struck where it hurt the most. Asshole, you don’t have the monopoly.

If it is all about reproduction, then start at the very beginning. If we are using biblical arguments about how God made man first, then his sperm is fair game. It’s God’s will and all that jazz. If women cannot be trusted, then neither can men.

When those misogynists are too busy fighting for the survival of their own rights, they have no time to meddle in other people’s rights. Feminists would be wise to throw away their old playbooks. They are obviously flawed. Bridging rights and entrenching that bridging puts the manipulators on notice that there are going to be heavy and painful consequences for their scamming — and anti-choice is a scam — it is a form of propaganda that uses fear-mongering to keep women in place so they do not succeed more than men. It creates a false pecking order and to indulge it is an admission that the pecking order is real and just.

And it is neither. Go after Oosterhoff’s reproductive rights. He is sheltered and insulated from reality and a nice big cold bucket of reality water would keep the little twerp and his ilk in their place.

The Toronto Star has no clue about reality, either. They puke 60s bullshit in a 2019 world. It’s no better and offers no solutions to how to create a real and lasting utopia…

More whitebread propaganda from the Hamilton Spectator and the Toronto Star

Canada is a country that fears change and standing on your own two feet. It is a nation with wobbly training wheels going around in circles day in and day out.

A pair of related articles in the Toronto Star and the Hamilton Spectator are rank propaganda, but they both suffer from the same cowardly confirmation bias that is short-sighted and doesn’t look at the real problems plaguing society: they are pandering to the chicken littles, nothing more.

Let’s start with the Toronto Star’s garbage first.

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Why are you protesting e-learning? What do you actually know about it?

Here is a simpler question: Have you ever heard of Bloom’s Taxonomy?

If you are a parent or student and you are griping about your “education” and you never heard this concept before, shut up.

I mean it. Do not get haughty and indignant about education if you do not know what system we are running and have been since the mid-1950s. Go do some basic research before opining about something you do not know anything about — but should.

And in the last decade or so, education has evolved and we now have a revision in the form of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy.

What this means is simple: e-learning has come a long way. A very long way. It is how I got certified in Higher Learning through Harvard University and upgrade my art theory through Oxford University. I use e-learning, and as an educator with a graduate degree, I know quality education. Get with the times, kids.

Because I don’t actually think most of you do your own homework, but your parents meddle and do a lot of it for you — and if they aren’t computer savvy or you have to go school to learn online, you don’t have people being able to prop up your work.

And this isn’t anything new. We used to have correspondent’s courses — and when I was fast-tracking in high school, I had to do two my credits that was in order to finish one year early. It is not a big deal. Stop throwing temper tantrums because things have to change. That’s life. Deal with it.

So you have reactionary teenaged geezers whining because things have to change. That’s called life, children.

But the Star’s obnoxious whitebread wallowing has nothing on the Hamilton Spectator with this piece of trash:

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Memo to the Hamilton Spectator: people lose their jobs every fucking day. The Spec is so immoral that they do not do the same thing to those on the streets or shelters, putting a “face” on those poor people who lost their jobs and now have no home to go to anymore.

Hamilton is a city littered with panhandlers — all those people had jobs, but we don’t seem to give flying fucks about poor people.

Teaching has been seen as a safe career: great pay, job security, and benefits with a strong union. The problem is Ontario is too public sector heavy: when people working for the government are doing far better than the private sector employees, sooner or later, you no longer can afford the system, and you have to cull the fold. You don’t get to bypass the dues paid by those in the private sector who get laid off or let go during economic downturns.

And private sector employees are the ones who bring fresh money into the tax base. People who work for the public sector are, in fact, recycling government money when they pay taxes, meaning they are always a deficit. They give some money back in taxes, but not enough, and when your tax base ends up being public sector employees, you are going to be in serious debt, which is what Ontario is in.

So the Spec’s lazy propaganda suffers from a severe confirmation bias on every imaginable level: it is not looking at why we have a province with too many civil servants, forty percent of private sector workers earning minimum wage, and how do we deal with those real problems.

You interview a few sulky people. Big deal. That’s emotional manipulation. It’s not news. News is asking why we have over 115,000 teachers in this province in the first place. Do the math on their salaries. Look at how many of those educators are on the Sunshine List. Look at how top heavy their administration is, and then go from there. You are not going to get people working minimum wage feeling sorry for these people. You are not going to get precariously employed people feeling sorry for them, let alone small business owners, or people working the private sector busting their tail hustling with a fraction of the pay and with no benefits feeling sorry for them.

Losing a job is life. Hamilton is a city where the majority of people who do well financially work for the government, in healthcare or in education. That’s a dangerous problem and one that came from myopic and shitty leadership. And Hamilton went NDP and we do not have a single cabinet minister — just a single rookie MPP who is in the outskirts of the town.

Hamilton cannot blame Doug Ford for any of its woes. These wounds were entirely avoidable and self-inflicted. The Spec is pure worthless garbage. Let’s have a pity fest seems to be their way of brainlessly waddling through life, and no wonder they are an empty shell.

No one seems to be thinking or using any skill you should have learned in school in the first place. This province needed to do things differently and change on its own before change was imposed on them, but that takes courage and proactive thinking, which doesn’t really speak well of anyone around here…

Whoppers from the field: J-Talks are self-serving narratives, nothing more.

Fallout from the Field? Nice try.

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Another bullshit J-Talk which is nothing more than journalistic propaganda spewed to try to save a dead profession. It is as honest as a US reporter’s “scoop” on Russiagate, though I doubt the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale is keeping a list of all the lies his fellow journalists told about that.

No chance of that happening.

Or of this talk being anything else but a self-aggrandizing farce.

This is not to say that journalists who covered wars before were more thespian than scribe. Daniel Pearl was a real war correspondent who died on the job. So did my favourite war photographer Dickey Chapelle.

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That’s her receiving last rites as she was fatally wounded on the job.

But slowly over time, that changed.

And the poseurs took over.

The PR firms hired to manage the optics in the civil was in the former Yugoslavia set up white tents and handed out press releases.

I seriously doubt that caused any PTSD.

And during the upheavals in Syria, one CBC journalist had the nerve to pretend her and her crew were under siege, all whispering “shh!” in the dark all while they had huge lights on them.

Yeah, the snipers are blind, but have super-hearing. Fuck you, you shitty fibbers. What’s up with that?

And you know this is a big bullshit story.

How so?

Have you noticed that none of these motherfuckers cover gang violence or human trafficking or the South American drug cartels.

So, you will cover the superlative dangerous wars, but not drugs, traffickers, or gangs?

Uh-huh.

It is a real knee-slapper because you know there are no public relations firms setting up white tents to hand out canned advertising disguised as news; so you know it’s a big, fat lie.

If you fall for any of it, you are a so naive...

Erosion of Trust? No, just corrupt governmental nincompoopity: The federal Liberal freak show gets more pathetic.

The Prime Minister is puking up a storm, spewing about “erosion of trust” in a sad attempt at deflection and spinning over their corruption in dealing with SNC-Lavalin and their mistreatment and fuckery of Jody Wilson-Raybould, but let’s review the facts here.

The CBC and the Toronto Star, loyal liberal lapdogs, are spinning nonsense about a fake “he said-she said” narrative, which is an out-and-out lie and misrepresentation of reality.

“He said-she said” applies when both parties can speak freely and put all of their cards on the table. It does not apply in this case.

Why?

As has been repeatedly said by Jody Wilson-Raybould, she is not allowed to speak freely about the matter. So all bets are off.

This is a rigged case of He-he-and-he (Trudeau, Gerald Butts, Michael Wernick) spin and She (Jody Wilson-Raybould) can only present a bit of the facts unless the Big He (Trudeau) allows her.

And if the board can be that rigged in favour of the Liberal regime, and they still fuck it up, you know there is more than just bad optics: we are talking about some serious illegal bullshit going down. An entire month of this scandal — that had it just been a wacky “misunderstanding” — would have been put to bed on Day One. That shipped sail far away, never to return because the ship is the Titanic.

But the journalist minions keep distorting the facts. The propaganda here is beyond pathetic.

The only person to offer evidence is Wilson-Raybould. The other three spin as they drag their feet.

This scandal is far worse than what it appears.

But as Canadian journalists are cowards to defer to authority, they do not have either the courage nor intelligence to find out…

Jody Wilson-Raybould won the war. There are no do-overs in a political joust.

Gerald Butts and Michael Wernick wasted their words today.

Because whatever bullshit story they puke, Jody Wilson-Raybould has more to say.

And, as she made public, that devastating testimony she gave before was merely a “detailed summery.”

A preface.

Wernick played the same game the last time, and Wilson-Raybould tore it to shreds. She can do it worse again.

The Prime Minister can call off his press conference tomorrow. He waited too long. It is done.

The Toronto Star can go fuck themselves, too: Yes, Ms. Wilson-Raybould is the hero of this entire sordid affair: she took control of the narrative first, she has given details, and she wasn’t the one dawdling for weeks. Anyone who says anything else is trying to spin propaganda.

What we heard today was pathetic excuses, and gaslighting the way abusive men try to pin their crimes on the women they abuse. It is textbook.

The entire world watched this episode and they have chosen sides: Wilson-Raybould’s. It is done. Both Butts and Wernick keep tweaking her nose, and she has said full force that she has far more to offer. Wernick is a patronizing asshole and his condescending bullshit is just prolonging the Grits’ well-earned agony. Not only are they corrupt, they are liars and pretenders who proclaim to be progressive, but when a single woman speaks out, they talk down to her.

Wernick, no one gives one flying fuck that you are “profoundly disappointed.” Get over yourself.

Because whatever feint or ruse you puke, the heroine of this story can trump you. She whipped your skinny ass last time, and she has the proof to do it even worse now. It is over.

The end.

As in, the end.

It is done.

Two of your own ministers have turned against the party.

That is all it takes.

The problem is the Grits are arrogant and are used to scamming and manipulating themselves out of a jam. They have made things even worse by blocking her from speaking again because they have cower in private and fill their diapers. This just makes them look guilty of treason at this point.

The problem is two-fold: Trudeau had pissed off several other nations, and this isn’t the worst thing they are trying to keep clamped down.

All it takes is one more scandal or revelation, and the Liberal brand will no longer be viable. The provincial counterparts lost the Ontario election and could not even muster enough seats to be official opposition.

They are hanging by a thread and Wilson-Raybould has all but said she can drop the nuclear bomb on them.

The bad guys lost.

The problem is that Trudeau and Butts thought they could fool all of the people all of the time, and always be seen as the heroes with smarmy little smirks on their lounge lizard faces.

But those jive turkeys weren’t the heroes. They never were…

Memo to the Toronto Star: Don't speculate who is going to replace the Prime Minister. He is still prime minister.

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Remember the love affair between Canadian journalists and Justin Trudeau?

Fuck that shit, it’s like, so over.

They dumped the cad and are throwing horse dung at him with reckless abandon.

Like this column from the Toronto Star that has got a jump on things, by speculating who could replace him:

Who will lead if the Liberals toss Trudeau?

How about Ester the Wonder Pig? She has a great reputation, lives in a progressive home, is a great mascot for cherishing flora and fauna — and beat cancer (go Ester!).

Her website has the motto “Peace. Love. Ester" and her security pillow says “Save the world.”

How could anyone go wrong with such a cutie?

No wait; she’s too successful to go down that dreadful path.

We need some sort of etiquette rule here that you have to wait until someone’s actual ouster before speculating who is going to replace them.

He hasn’t emptied his office yet, and there is a good chance he won’t have to do it unless he loses the election.

Until then, cool it, kids…you are making it sound like you are writing his obituary…

Journalism was never about being polite or comforting. It is about forcing the collective to face the truth: Why journalists would make horrible doctors.

Imagine you have cancer.

I don’t have to imagine it because I had it last year.

And you had a choice of two oncologists: one who told you to fucking grow up and face reality, and threw up on the operating table, gutted you, and then poisoned you with chemo as they warned you of the ugly consequences of being a wuss. They made you hurt, have your hair fall out and your fingers go numb as they showed you every ugly tumour in your body, and made you feel like shit as they put a PICC line in your arm, and made you drag around the poison that made you hate living as they put a cramp on your free time.

The other one was nice to you. They shielded you from unkind words and didn’t make you feel sick. No gutting, no poisoning. No having to go to scary places or see scary pictures of your innards. No treatment at all!

Which one is the morally superior physician?

It ain’t the one fellating your worthless ego, asshole.

To shield the patient causes irreparable harm.

What feels good isn’t what is good.

Or right.

But that never stopped the Toronto Star from virtue-signalling and trying to protect people who neither need protecting nor deserve it. This column take the cake:

In the wake of the resignation of Gerald Butts from his post as principle secretary in the office of the prime minister last Monday, a CTV reporter and photographer attempted to conduct and film a clearly unwelcome interview with his spouse, Jodi Butts, on the doorstep of her home.

The exchange was painfully uncomfortable to watch.

The reporter ignored any and all respectful social cues as Jodi Butts sternly, and somehow still politely, requested privacy out of concern for the safety of her children — a response that was remarkably patient and graceful considering the circumstances.

This is garbage logic and what propagandists bank on. Don’t pretend you are compassionate or moral. You’re just a tool.

Why?

If I did something sketchy and I, like a coward, don’t want to be forced to face the public, I can throw someone from my family at the front door, and then we can have pseudo-journalists feel “uncomfortable” with the exchange.

That is an old ruse, and if you were a genuine news-gatherer, you’d know it.

What a great excuse not to do a job.

It’s uncomfortable.

Yes, it is. It is uncomfortable and intrusive. And rude as hell. That is the reason it has to be done. What the middle class who have secrets of their own screech and babble on Twitter is unimportant. If we used their logic, cancer would be treated by ignoring it because surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are uncomfortable.

Of course the family will kvetch about “privacy.” They don’t want to be accountable; so they use a misdirection of morality to do it.

And Gerald Butts had no problem being in the public eye, particularly chest-thumping on Twitter.

Who said there is a “right to privacy”, especially if the government was playing in the sewer with a corrupt company?

When it came to pushing a questionable agenda, Butts had no problem strutting on the Troll Scroll, but when it came to him being called on the carpet for what went down, let’s get the wife to take the hits as she begs for “privacy.”

Really?

That nice house and lifestyle came with the public life and aiding and abetting a regime.

And taxpayer money funded that lifestyle. There is no privacy whatsoever. That’s the price you pay.

You are to be held accountable as you make yourself transparent.

People can try to build fortresses, but reality doesn’t care. You can say the family didn’t ask for the glare, but I didn’t ask for ovarian cancer, either. It was imposed on me, and I didn’t even know what hit me.

I had to deal with it, and I did.

She’s a big girl. She can say she is not in a position to answer the questions, but give her husband’s whereabouts — because he is a big boy who has to answer to the people.

And the sooner, the better.

The Toronto Star is a decrepit rag. Shame on them for trying to protect the federal regime yet again...

Toronto Star's Alternative Facts in recounting the press's role in the Smollett Hoax. Nice try.

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The mainstream media loves to take credit for things they didn’t do, but distance themselves from the bad things they did do, and the Toronto Star is no exception.

The Jussie Smollett Debacle is a scandal that hit left-wing and mainstream publications. The right-wing partisan ones didn’t buy it, and neither did Alexandra Kitty. I have recounted the episode here, complete with many screenshots of mainstream outlets that treated this hoax as if they were real.

No use of the words “alleged”, “purported”, or “according to.”

CNN has already tried to pretend it wasn’t a vector when the screenshots don’t lie.

The Toronto Star is playing a similar gambit with Rosie DiManno doing so with this column, inlcuding this knee-slapping passage:

Though it should be noted that mainstream media, with old-school reporting values, were the most carefully and cautiously qualified of the bunch over Smollett’s incendiary claims

They were the least qualified of the bunch. In their never-ending war with Donald Trump, they gleefully ran with it. Stop pretending that your pack of jackals are superior to everyone else.

Even the headline is an attempt to distance the press from their sins:

Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s attack allegation strained credulity all along

Nice try.

Because if it “strained credulity” and the press still spewed the yarn as if it were real, that has worse ramifications than if you all were just stupid.

That means you deliberately reported a lie as truth.

ABC News touted its “exclusive” complete with softball questions.

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This sentence is also instructive:

What damage this foolish, vain actor has caused. Gifted the haters with hee-haw ammunition to last . . . well, at least until the next social media driven hoo-hah comes along. But liberals will have to wear the humiliation.

Even now, DiManno finds it necessary to put down ideological rivals who were correct, and then throw the blame on Smollett and liberals — but not the press that spread the disinformation in the first place. The Chicago police chief didn’t exclude the press from his complaints.

And she does it again:

[T]hese are not glory days for the rush-to-judgment virtue-signalling brigade. A bad look for liberals, oxygen for the “liberal media bias’’ hordes.

That’s like saying DNA linking a killer to a crime gives “oxygen” for the anti-crime “hordes.” Just how stupid do you think people are?

No mea culpa. No owning up. No admission of a flawed mindset and structure, let alone method.

In other words, the same dysfunctional system stays in place and more propaganda gets reporting as news all the same…

Toronto Star nincompoopity continues. Children, grow up.

I am still laughing at this stupid article from the knuckle-draggers of the Toronto Star:

Why experts say Canada should follow Australia’s lead on China in wake of Huawei crisis

Yay, experts. They are never wrong, so you can’t question this bullshit. I like this attempt at shutting down debate:

Canada should not be afraid to follow Australia’s lead in standing up to Beijing in policy and practice, say experts who have analyzed foreign relations for decades.

Ottawa has long prioritized economic gain over national security, worrying over the state of its relationship with the global heavyweight rather than voicing and defending its interests, say analysts.

They have analyzed things for decades, so you can’t question the big gaping holes in this article.

Nice try, but there are so many things wrong with this bullshit story that I could write a book on it.

For starters, Canada is not Australia. We cannot just blindly follow someone else’s playbook and expect the same results. If a single “expert” is making that decree, take away their credentials. They are morons.

Australia has its own problems right now, and they stem from their unpopular policies at home and abroad. Canada doesn’t need more luggage.

And the worst of this article is its Middle Class mindset that it is all about tweaking the nose of other nations to “slap back” at them — and that everything will work out in the end.

You don’t know that, and neither do your experts.

For example, you do not know what dirt China has on the Canadian government or its players. You don’t know what China owns here or what the contracts say are penalties. Australia may be in a better position than Canada and can afford to do what they do.

And you do not know what’s actually going on between Australia and China — you do not know what backroom concessions the Aussies had to give in order to save face publicly. That is not something “experts” would know. That is something insiders would, however.

You keep quoting the arm’s lengths people, who cannot tell you anything that is useful — just the façade of it.

Canada has to solve its own problems actively and originally, not crib from other regimes. That requires being creative and not stealing playbooks from other countries and appealing to authority.

If governing were that easy, then we wouldn’t be having the big problems we are having now…

Okay, class, name twelve things Justin Trudeau did wrong: How not to handle a scandal.

This latest nightmare for the Prime Minister is still news in another work week. This should have been fluffed off by now.

The big tactical errors coming from the Jive Turkey are amateur errors. Do not say that a demoted minister is in agreement with you because she is still in cabinet because you have just given her a prime opportunity to upstage you by resigning. Don’t be a nerd.

And the long non-denial denials. Good gracious, if there was nothing amiss, you would have said it right away.

And now your Big Meany press conference trying to paint a wronged minister as a duplicitous villain. If the PM didn’t look guilty before, this last hot mess pretty much blares the opposite.

He is acting like a jilted boyfriend who pretends to be nice about it, until people find out why it happened, and then he gets nasty. How dare she?

She dared, all right, and not everyone is buying the excuses from the PM. She put up and shut up long enough. The trolls at the Toronto Star keep wondering why she didn’t resign or speak out, but it is not a stretch to say that you will endure a lot when you are the groundbreaker until you see the ground you are breaking is filled with toxic waste and you have to cut your losses and leave.

Like Jeff Bezos, the Prime Minister’s own narcissistic insistence of trying to control everything in the optics department is backfiring on him. This scandal has legs because he keeps walking it in circles. In the public eye you have various phases: the breakout honeymoon phase, the positive press phase, and then when you screw up, the give him the benefit of the doubt phase.

When you go one step more, you are entering negative territory. Mark Zuckerberg found this out the hard way. The script doesn’t deviate. The more goodwill you send, the faster you accelerate into negative territory. You will never go back to the honeymoon phase, and you cannot manipulate 7.4 billion people.

But arrogance compels former media darlings into trying to punish the naysayers. It doesn’t work. It is like kicking the car that you drove into a bad neighbourhood. Asshole, you drove it there yourself. Hitting the car won’t make it turn around.

You can take so many hits before you run out of goodwill.

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Goodwill is a precious resource and gift. You may have been conniving enough to take it from people, but once it is not appreciated, you are in serious trouble. You can always make a comeback, but that requires contrition, making serious concessions, admitting wrongdoing, and understanding the nature of the dynamic has changed.

Trudeau is stepping in so many piles of horse dung it truly is shocking. The sins keep piling up, and he has taken responsibility for none of them.

October should be a very interesting month, indeed…

Reading the melodrama of the immature...

The Toronto Star is a sheltered publication.

How else to explain this bizarre and childish column:

The National Enquirer faces nuclear annihilation and Jeff Bezos is the mushroom cloud

Don’t be a nerd.

What Jeff Bezos did was spin a narrative. What he calls “blackmail” isn’t. Journalists pull similar shit: if you don’t talk to us, we will write the story without your spin. Is that blackmail?

Not the illegal kind. It is not as if the Enquirer has a reputation of being virtuous angels. They deal in dirt and this will not impede them.

They have been sued and lost. Carol Burnett winning her suit still being the most high-profile example — and she is a beloved celebrity. It didn’t bury the Enquirer.

He is trying to save face, and in a world where the news cycles spin at warp speed, in a few days, something else about him or his companies overshadows what went on now he loses momentum.

And in a climate where we have people of questionable motives wanting to tax the rich out of existence, it is not as if sympathy is on his side. The Enquirer is not Gawker: they know what they are doing.

No one expects the dirt mongers to play nice or fair. Bezos has a huge black mark, and one social media entry isn’t going to change the outcome.

A crisis management team will have to school him on not blaming other people, accepting responsibility for his actions, a contrite demeanour, some generous donations to various groups, and then move on with some feel-good gestures that involve having some token gesture to employees.

This is not the end of Jeff Bezos. This is not the end of the Enquirer. No nuclear bombs. No annihilation. Just a spat, and the world spins merrily along…

You mean there is no difference between the federal Liberals and the Conservatives? You don't say, Toronto Star! Duh.

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I love this oh-so-serious headline from the goobers at The Toronto Star:

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No shit, Sherlock.

I can’t see a difference. Do you actually think there is a difference?

Because you have the same kind of people who made it using the same means and vying for the same job telling the same bullshit stories and you are going to try to snow Alexandra Kitty by saying they are, like, totally different?

Jebem li ti sunce zarko.

Give me a break.

It is no different than getting into a slap fight because you use Crest and someone else uses Colgate — and then you have some dumbass who gets plummy and slaps you both because he uses Rembrandt.

It’s fucking toothpaste. They are all the same. They are all owed by big companies, have to go through the same motions, strategies, and standards.

Politicians are just toothpaste.

Anyone who says otherwise is either a liar or a moron.

They are all slapping each other the way kids slap each other in musical chairs: they are clawing for power. Why people get excited about them in 2019 is a mystery.

It is the same old trick, people.

That’s why this new generation bitching for socialism are losers of epic proportions.

You motherfuckers haven’t read a single history book?

You are too stupid to see it is the same old confidence trick?

Are you really that worthless as a thinker?

You’d think you would have radical centrists and political atheists who didn’t degrade themselves in public with some garbage tantrum about this old system being better than that old system.

Jebem ti slavski kolac.

It’s fucking toothpaste.

You are willing to destroy people over something you know absolutely nothing about.

And the Toronto Star is no better, playing tattle tale.

Yeah, they are all alike.

They play the same games.

It’s the same old song with them — and the press.

Garbage in and garbage out…

Quite possibly, one of the worst Toronto Star articles ever written...

Dear lord, what is this piece of garbage doing in here?

Why legal cannabis growers can’t compete with the black market — yet

The article quotes an “expert” who obviously never had to hustle in the real world, and neither did the person who puked out this truly gullible article.

The laughable “conclusion” was that government cannot “keep up” with the blackmarket because the can’t produce the same amount.

How stupid and short-sighted can you be?

I am serious: that is like saying that all Sears Canada had to do was have more product on their shelves and people would have bought more.

Idiots.

I have written about this before months ago as to why the legal market cannot compete with the illegal one.

There is a lot more than just quantity. For one, the blackmarket can undercut the price every time. No tax, either.

Second, the legal sellers have to sell to an older crowd. The blackmarket hooks in kids and teens. They get first crack, and hence, loyalty.

Third, the demographic. The blackmarket grabs in a wider net. The legal market attracts jittery middle class nerds trying to be badass. Government casinos didn’t stop illegal gambling. It just gave pensioners on a fixed income a place to go to gamble a few pennies and then eat at the buffet. High stakes rollers aren’t stopping their games.

Finally, legal sellers just sell weed. The blackmarket sells everything.

The legal and blackmarket are apples to oranges. You cannot compare the two.

It is truly mystifying just how devoid of basic thinking one newspaper can be. No wonder no one reads them and they have to take their soiled underpants up to Ottawa to throw tantrums for pity money.

There is bad journalism, and there is brain dead journalism, and this article is a new low in stupid…

The "Majority" Feint: (Mis)using polling to built support as reliable as bought social media followers.

Polls once said Rob Ford would never be mayor of Toronto.

They also said Brexit would never happen, Donald Trump would lose the president race, and that Doug Ford would lose to Andrea Horwath.

Polls are not reliable, nor do they measure psychological nuances.

And yet, we have a constant barrage of polling propaganda, even when we have been shown time and again that polls to actually reflect anything.

Here is today’s sampling of such propaganda:

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Majority of Toronto residents want public waterfront access at Ontario Place — not a casino, poll finds

Forum Research poll shows many Torontonians disapprove of a casino at a revamped Ontario Place, but they are supportive of a landmark Ferris wheel.

So what do polls mean? What do they do?

They are a form of shepherding and corralling people into pushing an agenda on behest of a vested interest.

Public opinion has very little value in many regards: we don’t quiz people to see how much they actually know. We talk about minority rights, but always use majority rule and appeal to mob to strong arm people. Just people the majority disapprove, it doesn’t mean following them is the right thing to do.

So don’t take popular opinion to the bank, kids.

But there are other considerations to taking polls as anything else but myth creation.

Often, people know how to manipulate the optics: what loaded questions were asked, for instance? What were the options, if any? Who answered the survey? Does the survey measure what it proclaims to measure?

For instance, do you think people would opt to austerity measures if it meant getting through a difficult national crisis? No, they would be marching on the street, up in arms, bellyaching and wanting more, even if that more resulted in an economic collapse.

So should a government follow a poll, perhaps commissioned by someone who wants to force the government to collapse in order to build public resentment, or should they ignore the polls and do what is necessary for a long-term benefit?

And often, polls are a form of propaganda employed by a weaker side in order to get something that they didn’t exactly earn.

The first poll up there was published in the Toronto Star. Ontario Place is in Toronto, and it is closed because attendance was down, meaning no one was actually using it. It was a money loser. That is fact.

But here is another fact: Toronto shut itself out of provincial power because they switched their vote from Liberal to NDP who lost to the Conservatives. Toronto is shut out of cabinet, and out of power. People outside of Toronto and Hamilton voted for Doug Ford’s Tories. Toronto outsmarted itself and suddenly, can no longer dictate to the rest of the province how their lives will roll.

Worse, this is the city that went after Ford and his brother Rob with reckless abandon…and now are ruled by Ford and shut out of power.

So how to try to wrest some of the power back?

By manipulating polls and try to pressure the government to sway to their whims by some other means other than the democratic process.

Polls for public consumption have no empirical value. They are imprecise, based on folksy logic, and do not challenge the opinions of people to see what they know and why are they answering the way they are.

It is a feint and ruse for followers.

Hillary Clinton banked on the Majority Feint to psyche out her rival and make people believe her victory was a foregone conclusion.

That’s why you never trust polls. They are a ruse and misdirection. Private polling is a different matter, but the garbage used in news reports is strictly meant to coerce people into walking lockstep with a decree, and should be ignored and the stratagem that it is…

Toronto Star in denial about obvious recession...the Reality Deniers strike again.

It seems that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t campaigning against anyone except Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario.

I find Jive Turkey’s fear of Ford to be utterly fascinating.

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The Grits, contrary to trash talk, are more worried about Jagmeet Singh than they let on.

But Ford is the true spoiler to the Liberal plans. They fear him because he is uninhibited and unpredictable. They may paint him as some sort of rube oaf, but he isn’t. He took advantage of the Patrick Brown Circus, barrelled over Caroline Mulroney and Christine Elliott, and not only won the leadership race, he won a majority in the Ontario election, and then pushed through whatever he wanted, upstaging and outfoxing the Left who seem to think they own and control the government as their divine right.

This does not bode well for the federal Grits — they are elitist and arrogant, honestly believing they are smarter and more cunning because their daddies got them their jobs.

But the Star — the propaganda arm of the federal Liberal machine — is trying to lie outright by denying this whole recession thing won’t happen and that Ford is “blowing smoke”. His background is in running a business, and he knows the signs. Others are also pointing out that are there, and this time, the US isn’t having one.

But we are already in recession. People have too much debt, and that is evidence that we were in one all along, but covered it up through borrowing money we don’t have, making things worse in the long run.

Postponing the inevitable is not an economic strategy.

But the Star has a vested interest in all of this ridiculous spinning. If the Tories take over, goodbye to the newspaper slush fund. It’s gone. The Star, which has been using its own product to openly and relentlessly lobby the feds for money in lieu of improving their product, has a horse invested in this race.

Meaning their conflict of interest is blaring. This is a cardinal sin that makes their product utterly useless.

What this means is simple: you cannot trust the Star. Every assessment is suspect and self-serving. That means you also have no barometer of measuring anything positive or negative. When you have spin and propaganda, you truly have no way of knowing who or what to believe. You cannot just dismiss criticism as a knee-jerk reaction, but you cannot believe it, either.

These kind of games infect an information stream, and it is not a minor problem. We are in a recession. When you have too many people who are $200 away from insolvency, you have a crisis. A

And with oblivious people demanding Basic Income when that in itself can trigger a depression, you have no sensible electorate: just a childish and greedy one. A Zero-Risk Society in an neo-Victorian Age of Propaganda? Temper tantrums and death threats on the Troll Scroll as if you can have an ounce of respect for tyrannical and uninformed slacker divas who morally masturbate and issue royal decrees.

The Gimme-Gimme mantra comes from the super-rich to the super-poor with not a single one bothering to mention what active things they are doing to help society. Everyone is just sitting around with their wish lists, thinking some They owe them something.

And then flat-out lie in order to justify their tantrums.

The Star hasn’t made the changes to justify getting a dime from Canadians. People exercised their free will, and then they used the Federal Regime to steal money and then work as a propaganda arm of their sugar-daddy.

That is not democracy.

That is the definition of tyranny.

And that is a serious problem for a country already stumbling around in the dark moving in the wrong direction…

The Grits' Bullshit Saga of the Burnaby South By-election Continues.

Well, I guess the Federal Fiberals do want to win Burnaby South after all!

As they have replaced one chewed up and spat out candidate with someone who is qualified enough to be a contender.

Not even the Toronto Star bought the bullshit story of how the Grits weren’t all that concerned and they had some sort of brilliant master plan all along.

This is what it means to be in the federal Liberal Party:

And the stench of burning pants from their headquarters reeks way over here…