Curious how the state broadcaster would disable comments on a story as innocuous as the weather.
Then, you get to the good part and you see why…
The state broadcaster disabled comments because those two paragraphs would rightly cause hundreds, even thousands of people, to question how the province of British Columbia (whose government has made billions of dollars off of the global warming hoax thanks to its carbon tax) and the government of Canada, which stands to benefit with carbon taxes of its own, presumes to tell us we need to “stop global warming” (by way of taxation of course) because the temperature will increase by two degrees in one hundred years. Yet they can’t even differentiate between a rain event and a snow event just a few hours ahead of time.
Unfortunately, none of the CBC stories regarding the snow and the cold in Vancouver included quotes from David Suzuki, Canada’s beloved environmental whacko and global warming nazi who has called for all those who disagree with him to be arrested.
Our friends at CTV (the Canadian Television Network) News are reporting on several mysterious “racist” incidents in which swastikas have shown up in the most unlikely of places: synagogues, a church, a mosque and the home of a jew.
According to CTV:
The Ottawa Police Hate Crimes Unit is involved and is still investigating the incidents. Police believe all five are related.
“There’s no question that (with) the type, the frequency and the condensed timeframe… that there’s a link there,” Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau told CTV Ottawa.
Yes. we’re sure the Ottawa Police Department is right on it.
Garnett Genuis, the Deputy Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, added: “Acts of hatred against one group of Canadians is an attack on us all.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said hate crimes must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
“These events have occurred in Canada and they are unacceptable in Canada,” Goodale told CTV News.
Unfortunately, CTV does not reveal whether the Ottawa Police will include the possibility of a hoax or hoaxes in their investigation.
Perhaps these victims in Ottawa and Toronto can retain Richard Warman as their attorney.
When he’s not busy posing as a white supremacist and posting “hate” messages, of course. In the Northern Alliance decision (Canadian Human Rights Tribunal), Warman presented himself as an expert on jew self-hate “crimes.” And provacateuring.
Because Warman was found to have posted the very hate messages he was complaining to the tribunal about, he did not get his customary piece of the action (i.e. the C$10,000) fine. But the Tribunal found Northern Alliance guilty anyway for posting Warman’s messages.
Ya know, it almost makes you wonder what else they’ve been lying about throughout history…
…In comparison, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has received twice as many donations from Fortune100 execs than President Obama did in 2012, according to the Journal. Just last month, Clinton received checks for $2,700 from Apple’sTim Cook, American Airlines’Doug Parker, and Nike’s Mark Parker. Individuals are capped at donating $5,400 to a candidate The Journal reports that the 11 CEOs that back Clinton have donated more than $30,000 to her campaign. The financial loss for Trump’s campaign is modest, but garnering support from top executives is often a goal for candidates, as it gives off the impression to voters that the candidate is competent, especially on economic issues, according to the Journal.
The Corporate Media just doesn’t get it. This is an endorsement for Donald Trump!
Apple. Nike. The same outfits that have shipped thousands of jobs overseas to have their products made by sweatshop workers making a few dollars a day while they sell their products back home for hundreds of dollars. Even American Airlines is not excluded from this illustrious list (http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11/airplane-maintenance-disturbing-truth, Vanity Fair, December, 2015). Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard is opposed to Trump. Another corporate off-shorer. A company whose products used to be top-of-the-line, but now manufactures garbage.
Jeffrey Immelt, CEO OF General Electric, doesn’t like Trump either. Immelt purportedly bases his concerns on Trump’s “Muslims and immigrants” remarks. But it is more plausible that he fears his company, which received nearly $140-billion from the “federal” “reserve,” is likely to have the bailout candy taken away in a Trump administration. And despite all that free money, printed at no cost by the fed, shoved over to G.E. and signed on to as debt by unwilling American taxpayers, General Electric continues to ship its jobs overseas.
The establishment corporate media still haven’t figured it out. Every time they pile on Trump and tell our American friends how horrible he is, how many politicians, banksters and other economic parasites, movie stars, jewish financiers and the like are opposed to Trump and warn of the disaster should he be elected president, they merely solidify and strengthen his base!
These anti-Trump corporate robber barons fall under the same category of the 50 “Republican” national security “experts” who signed a letter opposing his accession to office.
The national security “experts,” just as the CEOs, are the same people who screwed things up in the first place. Trump recognizes it, and American voters recognize it.
For the most part, neocon talk radio has fallen into line with Trump, albeit kicking and screaming. The two major hold-outs for the surrender Republicans, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck are paying the price for their opposition to Trump. In Beck’s case, his documented instability doesn’t help, either.
IHeartRadio (formerly ClearChannel) is $20 billion in debt and is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. IHeart / ClearChannel has been the voice of the “establishment” anti-Trump Republicans. And now they are paying the price.
Fortune Magazine is owned by Time-Warner, who also own CNN (aka the Clinton News Network). So their opinion of Trump, the Republican Party and American conservatism overall is altogether irrelevant. Donald Trump is not perfect, but he does represent American mainstream conservatism taking back their party, whether corporate America and the israel-Firsters like it or not (and they most certainly do not).
Corporate Media, the Republican establishment, surrender Republicans like Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John McCain, etc., dare not utter this phrase during the current campaign: Reagan Democrats. Barring voter fraud on a massive scale, Donald Trump will pick up the support of what’s left of industrial working America and the Bernie Sanders supporters in addition to the entrenched Trump movement. He doesn’t need the old-guard failed Republican establishment.
As for Hillary Clinton, does anybody in the Democratic Party really believe that old hag’s body will actually hold out long enough to even see inauguration in January (should Diebold actually manage to pull it off for you folks)? LettersToTheBeast recommends our Democrat friends look up Weekend at Bernies on Netflix. Or, if you don’t have the time, the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode, The Magnificent Ferengi.
LettersToTheBeast continues to pray for the well-being of Mr. Trump. Please stay out of small aircraft, open-top convertibles and hotel kitchens.
Corporatists, banksters, israel-Firsters, surrender caucus and the rest of the dinosaur Republicans-In-Name Only: Your time is over.
In the interest of disclosure, your humble correspondent is a Canadian and therefore cannot vote in this election. However, Mrs. LettersToTheBeast is a proud American and looks forward to casting her vote for him.
Our good friends at the Pew Center for Journalism and Media (Numbers, facts and trends shaping your world, they claim) paint a distressing picture of corporate media. Distressing, at least, if you work in corporate media. Actually, Messrs. Pew Center, it’s not our world you are shaping. Rather it is the reality you are trying to shape. And your reality came crashing down around the same time the internet became commercially widespread and allowed billions of people to fact-check your claims in a matter of seconds.
According to Pew, corporate newspaper circulation saw single-digit crops in circulation continue throughout 2015 while advertising revenue plummeted. One-quarter of ad revenue now comes from “digital advertising” (i.e. those pop-up ads to take over your cell phone for 30 seconds, or the forced video ads that slow down websites like CBC, CNN, the Washington Post, etc until they are absolutely useless crap). And those revenues are down a modest two per cent. Over the past two decades, over 20,000 jobs have disappeared in the newspaper industry.
Pew’s numbers do not differentiate between paid circulation (i.e. people actually paying for a newspaper) and newspapers being distributed for free in larger metropolitan areas (mainly universities and public transport stations).
Paywalls – once the great saviour of corporate media – are crumbling down. It’s one thing for us to know we are being lied to and being had. It’s quite another thing altogether to actually pay for that privilege.
Up until the past two decades, suggestions that the murder of John F. Kennedy was anything other than what was reported were dismissed, ridiculed and even condemned. Even after the public release of the Zapruder film proved Dan Rather to be a liar. Now, only a fool believes the “magic bullet” theory.
The stuff that doesn’t make sense, the contradictions, the propaganda and outright lies have caught up to Corporate Media and they don’t have a clue what to do about it. Nobody owns newspapers to make money. Corporations and billionaires own newspapers to try and shape public opinion to suit their own needs (see Jeff Bezos, Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffet). Don’t forget George Soros hiding in the background. Watching politicians and their corporate media allies squirm when questioned about how the “Earth can be warming” (as if that is a bad thing) even after record cold winter weather is like watching a Sunday school teacher try to explain away how the Earth is 5,000 years old when children know dinosaurs lived at least 150-million years ago.
To this day, even with the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Big Media continues to push the global warming hoax. It shamelessly covers up israeli war crimes in the middle east and around the world. And those israeli crimes it can’t cover up, it justifies and enables. The corporate media has spent the past year-and-a-half ridiculing and dismissing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. First in the Republican primaries, and now as the Republican candidate. Corporate Media assured it’s readers Trump’s campaign was a joke and a distraction. He was never supposed to get as far as he has now.
At the same time, big media has been the protector of Hillary Clinton.
Corporate Media tried to stamp out any suggestion that there was criminality with regards to Mrs. Clinton’s private e-mail server. They continue to run interference as the next logical question emerges: Was Hillary using the Clinton Foundation as a pay-for-play front for the State Department? And even worse, was her inexcusably lax security on her home servers the means for conducting an espionage operation?
Corporate Media’s inexcusable conduct continues to this day regarding any suggestion that Mrs. Clinton might be ill. Even as she was carried limp by secret service agents into her van, Corporate Media assured their readers and viewers everything was just fine. Not unlike their Soviet Bremya or Pravda counterparts from three decades ago.
As long as readers’ and viewers’ legitimate questions about the world around us continues to be dismissed as “conspiracy theories” Corporate Media will continue circling down the toilet until the inevitable. As long as Corporate Media continues to respond to our questions and our challenges with insults, nothing will change.
On the other hand, if Corporate Media were to apologize, own up to or at the very least express regret for for its past conduct and start telling us the truth and asking real questions on our behalf, we would gladly pay for those paywalls, newspapers would sell so many papers there would be a shortage of trees, and advertising rate cards on the evening network newscasts would be competitive with the Super Bowl. There would be a waiting list for would-be advertisers on those newspaper websites. Assuming their technical garbage was corrected, of course.
Unfortunately, big media shows no signs of apologizing for the millions of people it has gotten killed since The Gulf of Tonkin, Babies and Incubators and Saddam’s Nukular Bombs. It is not about to expose the global warming hoax any time soon. Hillary could have a state funeral in the District of Criminals and Corporate Media would still tell us she’s just fine. The BBC has so far refused to tell us how they knew World Trade Center Building Seven had collapsed, half-an-hour before it did indeed collapse, while the building stood erect and intact live outside the window of Jane Standley’s make-shift studio.
Why did all those “mass-shootings” take place in “gun-free zones?” Was Sandy Hook a real, operating school? Why do all those same people show up at different events (i.e. Mason Wells)? Is there something to the “crisis actors?” Where is the surveillance video from The Pulse? Why did NORAD stand down on 9/11? Why was Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab walked around security at Schiphol Airport (one of the most secure in the world)? What happened to Libya’s 99-tons of gold after its glorious “liberation?” Why was John McCain in Syria and why did he meet with Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi? And is Mr. al-Baghdadi really Simon Eliot? And how has al-Baghdadi managed to come back to life so many times? What is Rita Katz’s role in the “beheading movies” she “discovers” on “Muslim websites?” What role does the federal reserve play in propping up the stock market every afternoon? Where does that “money” come from? Where is the gold? How much does israel (including its government, its agents and its citizens worldwide) influence our public institutions including our government, universities and, yes, media?
These are a few very basic questions real people have. An until Corporate Media starts addressing those questions on our behalf, rather than belittling, insulting and marginalizing us, its decline and irrelevance will continue.
After all, Jeff, Sheldon, Warren and the rest of the billionaires only have so much money to go around. It’s got to run out some time. Even George Soros will not allow himself and his progeny to be impoverished to keep funding these public relations scams.
Now be careful, Corporate Media. Be very, very careful. Because we are at the point where more people than you feel comfortable admitting are starting to go all the way back to the 1930s and 1940s and ask questions about the various historical narratives back then, too.
Recently, a Vancouver-area citizens group known as “Creep Catchers,” whose aim is to snare child predators, reeled in a Royal Canadian Mounted Police employee. The RCMP arrested the worker, though they won’t tell us his name. Curiously, the Vancouver Sun told us what his name is not, however. The police worker’s name is not Constable Dan Johnson.
In a press conference held on September 9, Surrey RCMP acting commanding officer Brenda Butterworth-Carr said,”Last night as the investigation progressed, the suspected officer was arrested and taken into custody where he remains today…If these allegations are substantiated, we will be taking immediate steps to separate ourselves from this individual.”
“These allegations are egregious and not in keeping with what we expect from our employees.”
Damn straight, Mrs. Butterworth. He’s not an “officer” any longer. He’s an employee of a police department. For now. Unfortunately, even as Mrs. Butterworth switched over to the use of “individual” and “employee” after acknowledging the “officer’s” arrest, Corporate Media continued referring to the anonymous federal civil servant as an “officer.”
While stating the fed was suspended, media reports failed to clarify whether that was with or without pay. This being Canada, it is probably fair to say the pervert-in-red is on paid vacation. Canadian police workers who go rogue – and get caught – tend to draw out their vacation for years. It took four years to fire Monty Robinson, the fed who ordered the murder of stapler-wielding Robert Dziekansky at the Vancouver Aiport. And Robinson was only fired after mowing down Orion Hutchinson in a drunken stupor. The local police declined to charge Robinson with drunk driving. Delta Police threw the public a bone and charged him with obstructing justice. Robinson was fined C$1,000 and ordered to write Mr. Hutchinson’s survivors a letter saying he was sorry (again, this is Canada we’re talking about).
In a syrupy soliloquy that had the press conference attendees blowing their noses with pancakes, Mrs. Butteworth scorned Creep Catchers for their “vigilantism” and for naming the wrong police department employee (which, to reiterate, is not Dan Johnson). Mrs. Butterworth laid it on thick as she spoke of the stress caused to Dan and his family.
Mrs. Butterworth is absolutely right. Can’t go around naming the wrong people. That could cause them undue stress and make them feel bad.
With regard to the charge of “vigilantism,” it’s simple. If you want something done right, you do it yourself. The Mounties were probably too busy making criminals out of people (see John Nuttall / Amanda Korody) who were too stupid to be criminals, so somebody had to step in and fill the void left by competent law enforcement. Enter, Creep Catchers.
On a sweeter note, LettersToTheBeast wishes Missus Butterworth all the best in her new position as the de-facto spokesthingy for the RCMP in metropolitan Vancouver. We certainly hope she has better career success than former spokesman Tim Shields…
…And we certainly wish her better than Pierre Lemaitre, who was spokesman for the RCMP after the Dziekanski murder. Pierre lied about the circumstances surrounding Robert Dziekansi death. He didn’t know it at the time. And when he found out, he was mad. He demanded his superiors correct the information. They refused.
Pierre Lemaitre was suicided on July 29, 2013. He was hanged in his Abbotsford home. He was 55 years old.
Pierre LeMaitre was a good cop. Watch your back, Mrs. Butterworth. The RCMP doesn’t tolerate good cops. Of course, you’ve been there long enough to know that, haven’t you?
LettersToTheBeast reminds our regular readers: Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen and Gordon Pinsent were never actually, really, Mounties.
Oh, by the way, speaking of Tim Shields, I have a great idea for CreepCatchers’ next assignment…
LettersToTheBeast has learned some sad, sad news about the queen of Canada’s loony left, Wendy “Kook” Cukier (okay, okay, she pronounces it “sook-yay”),
Cukier made her career by being in the same building, the ecole-polytechnique (The Polytechnical School) in Montreal where Marc Lepine went on a shooting rampage, wounding 28 and killing 14. Before killing himself, Lepine, 25, said he was hunting feminists. Sadly, this event happened in a) Canada and b)a school. Thus nobody was carrying and Lepine was able to carry out his killing spree unimpeded. And since that time, Cukier has made it her mission that no Canadian – woman or man – will ever have the right to self-defense recognized.
The ecole-polytechnique massacre happened on December 6, 1989. In 1989, a series of rapes in suburban Toronto perpetrated by a man known then only as “the Scarborough Rapist” had continued unsolved for two years. They would continue for another year before Paul Bernardo and his wife Karla Homolka would go on to kill three girls, including Homolka’s own sister, Tammy (whom Karla had offered to Paul as a “present”). Bernardo and Homolka were from Cukier’s home town, St. Catharines, Ontario. Cukier and her ilk become irrationally irate at the suggestion that had just one of those women who were raped by Bernardo been carrying, Tammy Homolka, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French (the girls killed by Bernado and Homolka) would be alive today. To say nothing of the misery endured by all of Bernardo’s rape victims in Toronto.
Since 1989, Canada’s militant feminist movement has prospered with Marc Lepine as its favoured fund-raising tool. Similary, Marc Lepine also managed to put Cukier’s career on the fast track. She became a professor at Toronto’s Ryerson Institute (now Ryerson University), colloquially known as Rye High. Currently Ryerson’s vice-president of research and innovation, Dr. Wendy Cukier, Phd, had a chance to move on to bigger and better things back at St. Catharines’ Brock Univeristy. Cukier accepted an appointment to be Brock’s president. She accepted the offer in December, 2015 and the position would have started September 1, 2016.
According to Ryerson, Mrs. Cukier has an MA (social and cultural history), MBA (marketing and information systems), PhD (“management science”), two honourary doctorates of law, and a master of science. Apparently, she is the author of 200 papers on research and technological innovation. Yet the woman has never held a real job in her entire life. Her life’s work has been to dine off of Marc Lepine, present herself as a victim of the “Montreal Massacre” even though Lepine never even entered the classroom she was cowering in, and made it her business to make sure no Canadian woman is ever able to defend herself. And for that life experience, students go into debt tens of thousands of dollars and their parents sacrifice everything.
Curiously, Ryerson’s bio of Cukier makes no mention of exactly what degree she ended up getting from ecole-polytechnique. She did go to an engineering school, so one would have thought she at least started out in life wanting to do something useful for society.
Regrettably, news of Cukier’s abrasive personality made its way down to St. Catharines from Toronto. The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that Cukier’s department “was a ‘toxic work environment’ where lower-level employees were fearful for their jobs.” Subordinates complained of having to work overtime and weekend without pay.
One complainant e-mailed, “When you complete … tasks and assignments, you are critiqued and your work is often torn apart…No one should ever have to experience open ridicule in front of colleagues, fear and intimidation, and trickle down bullying. Far too many employees over the years have complained to HR and the union, yet little has been done to assist employees in this department…No one should ever have to experience open ridicule in front of colleagues, fear and intimidation, and trickle down bullying. Far too many employees over the years have complained to HR and the union, yet little has been done to assist employees in this department.”
While not wishing to defend Canada’s gun-grabber extraordinaire, LettersToTheBeast would respectfully welcome this anonymous complainant to the real world.
The Globe and Mail sought comment from Ryerson and Cukier but was apparently unsuccessful. An uncharacteristic stance from a woman who has been running towards every microphone and camera in sight for the past 25 years.
Describing her outlook on Canadian technological innovation as “glass half-full, glass half-empty”, Prof. Cukier fears that this country may have lost some of its edge. Like gun control or gender equality, she says, innovation is a continuous process that calls for integrated strategies. “If you’re not continually moving forward, you’re going to be surpassed by other nations which are.”
The reason other countries (particularly China, Japan, South Korea and now even India) are cleaning our clocks is they are not wasting their students’ time and money dealing with nonsense like “diversity,” bathrooms for confused folk, safe spaces and the like. Their universities don’t put up with that crap. In fact, even their elementary schools focus on educating their pupils for the real world. If an elementary school headmaster – to say nothing of a dean of students 0 dared distract his students with crap like gender-neutral bathrooms, same sex relationships and “safe spaces,” one can be assured the parents would break his legs with their baseball bats (these are gun-free countries, after all).
Nobody said Cukier is an idiot and there is some good news. Wendy must have been taking notes when Steven Salaita‘s job offer as a professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was withdrawn after Salaita had resigned his position of Virginia Tech and after it had come to light that he had said some mean things about our lords and masters in tel aviv, thus leaving Mr. Salaita unemployed. Wendy is currently on sabbatical from Rye High and will be returning in September, 2017 as a “faculty member” in the Ted Rogers School of Business.
It is unclear how Mrs.Cukier is managing to meet her obligations for the next year. Rumours that Cukier would be heading up Ryerson’s Safe Space program upon her return were unsubstantiated.
Brock students – and your parents – take a big sigh of relief now.
Our friends at CTV (the Canadian Television Network), by way of the Associated Press are back on the Assad-gassed-his-own-people train again. Oh, boy. This is getting very tiresome. And, frankly, insulting. All right. Deep breath. Let’s take this apart one-by-one. And use it as a template for the carbon-copy Bullshit Corporate Media stories (again, “story” being the operative word here). We shouldn’t be mad at CTV as much as the author of this nonsense, Associated Press. Having seen its viewership plummet since the internet made it possible to fact check its claim in a matter of seconds, CTV has laid off its newsroom staff less than skeleton levels. That means they will pick up any story that fills space on its website or time in its newscast. Not unlike how small town weekly rags will be filled with wedding announcements and press releases from politicians and local businesses masquerading as news.
Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons
Michael Astor, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:25PM EDT
Pressure is building for the United Nations to condemn Syria over the use of chemical weapons as the Security Council prepares to discuss a report by weapons inspectors that found the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons on at least two occasions and is suspected of deploying them in at least three other instances.
“Pressure?” Pressure from whom? “Suspected?” “At least?” Seriously?
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on the Security Council to impose sanctions on the Syrian government over the chemical weapons’ use and to refer the case to the International Criminal Court. The report also found that the Islamic State group, which is already under U.N. sanctions, was behind at least one chemical attack.
Human Rights Watch. Ohhh, George Soros. Well, why didn’t you just say so in the first place? And I see we’re back to using “The Islamic State” again. I’m all for bringing them to the International Criminal Court. But somehow, I don’t think John McCain, the Arizona senator who had numerous selfies taken with “ISIS” types (including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi / Simon Eliot) is going to go quietly. Neither is former Canadian foreign minister and current member of parliament Robert “Rob” Nicholson (CON-Niagara Falls). Nicholson, of course, was foreign minister when Mohammed al-Rashad, a Canadian Security Intelligence agent, was arrested in Turkey while trying to smuggle three teen British girls into Syria to fight for this ISIS outfit.
“We think ISIS – that outfit we air-dropped the food and guns and ammo and sent the Toyota pick ip trucks to – did one attack. Maybe. But we’re really, really sure Assad did the rest. Trust us.”
“This has been a political minefield for five and a half years but we have something different, we have a U.N.-backed mechanism with a report,” said Louis Charbonneau, U.N. director at Human Rights Watch. “We have it in black and white that the Syrian Government and ISIS are responsible for using chemical weapons, it’s a crime and the Security Council has many tools it can use, so we expect them to use them all.”
“We have it in black and white…” Funny you should use those words, Louise. Remember those black and white satellite photos that Colin Powell represented as “clear and convincing” proof of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction? And isn’t that a great title Louise has? “U.N. Director?” The woman has absolutely nothing to do with the United Nations. She used to, but not any longer. But she gives herself the title “U.N. Director” as if associating herself (once gain) with the United Nations gives her some credibility. And of course, the A.P.’s typist (with the willing consent of CTV’s editors) lap it up. Orwelling newspeak and doublespeak.
Hint: Satellite photos don’t come in black and white. They come in colour. Oh, and, just a reminder, that “decontamination vehicle” turned out to be one of these things…
The 95-page report compiled by an international team of inspectors and released last week, found that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in 2014 and 2015 and blamed the government for using chlorine gas in two attacks and Islamic State fighters for using mustard gas in one attack.
No kidding. Any luck on tracking down who was responsible for the chemical weapons attack which took place in Waco, Texas on April 19, 1993? “They” used o-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile dissolved in methelyine chloride. And “international inspectors…” You don’t say…
The inspectors investigated nine cases in seven towns and determined responsibility in three cases. They said three more attacks pointed toward government involvement but weren’t conclusive, and described three others as inconclusive.
“described three others as inconclusive.” What, you couldn’t even make up a convincing lie for those ones?
When the report was released, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said the inspectors’ findings mirrored “numerous other confirmed cases of chemical weapons use across Syria, and countless other allegations of such use, including as recently as several weeks ago.”
Ah, yes. Our old friend Samantha Powers. Where Sam goes, the Third World War follows.
Seriously, honey. Ya gotta lay off the smack, okay? This is for your own good. And Barry, too. Forget about drug testing the truck drivers and the bus drivers. Hell, start making the politicians and bureaucrats piss in a jar before they take office.
Inspectors said that between December 2015 and August 2016 they received more than 130 new allegations from U.N. member states of the use of chemical weapons or toxic chemicals as weapons in Syria. They said the attacks involved sarin, mustard gas, VX nerve gas, chlorine, and 61 other toxic chemicals.
In September 2013, Syria accepted a Russian proposal to relinquish its chemical weapons stockpile and join the Chemical Weapons Convention. That averted a U.S. military strike in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta.
No, what averted a U.S. military strike was China’s threat (with prodding from Russia) to cut off Uncle Sucker’s credit card if they crossed that line in the sand. China and Russia are happy to see the U.S. government once again get mired down in an endless war against brown people. But all out invasion of Syria and Iran are off the table.
“One thing that we have here is that there is a treaty. Syria is a party to this treaty, they violated it. This is clear. The report shows that you can’t just let them walk away violating the treaty without there being some kind of consequences, otherwise what value is the treaty?” Charbonneau said.
How many countries has Syria attacked, invaded or otherwise launched hostilities against in the past, oh, say 30 years?
Still, it was unclear if Russia, Syria’s close ally with the power to veto Security Council resolutions, would support sanctions.
Is the Space Pope reptilian?
Last week, Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the findings needed to be studied by experts and he sidestepped questions about the team’s conclusion that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in two attacks, adding that the report is “very technical,” “quite complicated” and needs study.
Does anybody see the tragedy here? Even if what Associated Press, CTV and the rest of the Bullshit Corporate Media were one hundred per cent factual and true, people will always go back to Saddam’s Nukular Bombs and Weapons of Mass Destruction. And since it was the United States government (with help from israel) that told us those lies, not Russia and not China, the world (even the American people themselves) are deferring to Russia and China.
But since the Corporate Media does continue to tell us tales about fake terrorists, global warming, our ever-fragile economic recovery while covering up The Clintons’ criminal past AND present, Bill’s drug use, Hillary’s fried brain and many other things, what they are reporting about Syria and the War of Terror are not true. They are demonstrably false. And the George Soros / New World Order types don’t have a clue what the hell to do about it.
And just a friendly reminder: When Bullshit Corporate Media tells us about the “war against ISIS (or whatever alternate name they use, ISIL, IS, Daesh, etc) remember it was Turkey, acting for NATO and the U.S. government who shot down a Russian bomber just as it had completed a bombing mission against real ISIS targets. Russia had just destroyed the ISIS infrastructure that made it possible for Bilal Erdogan, the Turkish president’s son, to continue traficking in stolen Syrian oil. Bilal Erdogan owns ship that carry that stolen oil.
The city is trying to get on top of an ongoing rat problem in the community.
“We’re looking at each case that we have. We’re getting public health involved as far as distributing literature,” said city clerk Dean Iorfida.
“We’re baiting sewers. If there is a property nearby that may be suspect, we are inspecting those.”
Iorfida said the city has been doing a lot of research about the issue this summer, which is not necessarily the fault of anybody.
“(It was a) warmer winter, which meant that the rats were able to populate — they were able to breed, so there’s more of them,” he said. “It’s not necessarily your neighbour down the street causing the rats.”
Mayor Jim Diodati said it’s a region-wide issue, with a seemingly different animal problem each year.
“One year it might be a certain kind of moth, and right now it’s rats. It’s around the region, it’s not unique to us.”
Iorfida said staff hope to come back with a protocol this fall.
“What we’ve wanted to do is try to engage experts — to find the root problem as far as why they’re there,” he said.
Iorfida said sometimes rats are present in an area because their habitat was disrupted by construction, causing rats to move to a different location.
Yeah, that’s the problem with rats. No matter how hard we try, they just keep moving on and we can’t quite exterminate them.
Like Iraq in 2003, North Korea is an absolutely miserable place to live. And Iraq in 2016 is even worse. For all his bluster, Kim Jong-un isn’t going to nuke anybody. He can’t even feed his own people.
The U.S. government (not to be confused with the good American people) need a war. Any war. The U.S. dollar needs a good war. It always has, ever since Nixon took it off the gold standard.
George W. Bush may be a long-forgotten memory, but the neocons who gave the world the humanitarian nightmares in Afghanistan and Iraq are still in charge behind the scenes. They are pulling Obama’s strings while he plays golf. And they are desperate to get Hillary Clinton in the White House to keep the scam going. Because if Trump is elected, all is lost. And a lot of them will end up in prison. The people understood to be dyed-in-the-wool, unquestioned Republicans are now pushing Missus Clinton. Krystol. Krauthammer. The Kochs. Bush. Cheney. Because, at the very minimum those that don’t end up in Leavenworth or The Hague will at the very least end up being unemployed if Donald Trump takes office.
And second, if the U.S. government decides it would be a good idea to march in and take over Pyongyang, there is no way China and Russia will let that happen. But they will not stop the D.C. troops with men and guns and bombs. They (the Chinese, in particular) will stop D.C. with a phone call. And the U.S. dollar will collapse overnight.
Our American friends need to turn themselves away from millionaires in tights, Justin Beaver, missing young people, bathrooms for confused folk, the latest news out of Hollywood and whatever else the corporate media is spoon-feeding you people for a moment. Just a moment: For the past decade, China – both the government and the people – have been the world’s largest buyers of gold. Not the paper stuff. Not even the tungsten cores they keep in Kentucky. Real, pure, physical gold. The Russian government, despite the crippling sanctions against the people, have been coming in at a close second buying gold by the ton every month.
It is the mere threat of cancelling Uncle Sucker’s credit card that has kept D.C. from waging all-out war in Syria and Iran. Russia and China are happy to let the U.S. impoverish itself as it mires itself in the Middle East. But full-blown invasion and takeover are just not going to happen. This isn’t anti-Americanism. It’s reality. That’s what happens when your country (theoretically) owes over $20-trillion, going by strictly legitimate numbers. When you have to rely on the people you refer to as your enemy to continue loaning you that money, you will have to make some compromises.
The unfortunate fact is that if and when D.C. decides to launch a full-out invasion of North Korea – or Syria or Iran for that matter – New York City and Los Angeles will be as impoverished as Detroit and Flint. Overnight.
And neither Russia nor China will need to fire a single shot or launch a single missile.
And just a friendly reminder. When Corporate Media tells you about ISIS, remember this guy:
John McCain went to Syria. He met with ISIS. He met personally with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (aka Simon Eliot). There’s just no explaining it away.
As for the suffering people of North Korea and other despot dictatorships, nobody disagrees that they live under deplorable conditions. And when they are ready, they will take their countries back from their rulers. When the poverty becomes insufferable and the lies insulting, revolution will result. It happened in 1989 in Romania, East Germany, the other Soviet block countries and finally the Soviet Union itself.
And to our friends over at Fox News, if you want Iran to stop “capturing more Americans” thus generating more ransom payments, tell Bill Krystol to tell his people to stop sending CIA agents masquerading as hikers in the first place. Nobody with two living brain cells to rub together is going to vacation in Iran. And those Americans weren’t captured in Omaha.
In the face of declining print advertising revenue, the Toronto Star’s parent company announced Tuesday it plans to lay off more than 50 people, most of them from the Star newsroom and tablet edition.
Translation: “Our blue chip advertisers (Proctor and Gamble, the automakers, the pharmaceutical manufacturers, the public relations agencies, Monsanto, Wal-Mart, etc) have seriously begun questioning whether spending advertising money on any corporate medium is effective given the results of Brexit and, most recently, the phenomenal rise of Donald Trump. If Big Media can’t even tell the people whom to vote for any longer, how can we possibly convince readers and viewers to buy the products and services available for sale in our space and time?”
David Holland, Torstar’s acting president and publisher, said in a staff memo that 22 employees would be let go, including 19 full-time journalists and editors in the Star newsroom. An additional 26 temporary staff, most who work on the Toronto Star Touch tablet app, will also depart the newsroom over the next two months.
Translation: That thing that loads up with unwanted video crap, Google Analytics, Facebook data capturing, Shockwave, adware and worse, pop-ups and surprise hidden mouse-overs taking two or three minutes until you can actually read the story (“story being the operative word here) just isn’t catching on. And we have to have those ads because our pay-wall was a monumental failure. People wouldn’t pay to be lied to. Now the damn sheep won’t even watch our stinking ads so we can lie to them!”
Star spokesman Bob Hepburn said an additional four positions are being eliminated at Torstar’s Metro newspaper chain.
Yup. Surely as night follows day, the folks in the free department are going to be the first to go. I guess Metro’s worldwide New World Order agenda just isn’t catching on here in Canada.
The announcement comes amid slower-than-expected tablet growth for the Star and sagging ad revenue in print media across the country.
Yeah, Bob. We’re into, what, the fifth DECADE of “slower than expected growth?” I think it probably started around the same time your industry told us about Lee Harvey Oswald’s magic bullet. It picked up after tales about babies and incubators in Kuwait. And went into overdrive when the internet became commercially available to the public and, suddenly, we had the means to independently verify all of your claims.
“In the face of this change, we are committed to continuing to adapt our operations, while at the same time making the necessary investments to position ourselves as a multi-platform and increasingly digitally-focused organization,” Holland wrote.
“Along with these staff reductions, the Star newsroom is also evolving its structure to place greater emphasis on key content areas such as breaking news, investigations and special projects.”
Translation: “We are committed to continuing to adapt our operations. But if you think we’re going to, ahem, adapt, to the point where we start asking how that homosexual U.S. government security contractor down in Mickey Mouse Land managed to shoot up that nightclub, killing 49 of his fellow kind, all while making phone calls, doing Facebook, reloading, etc, you’re crazy. And there’s no way we’re going to start talking about the Clinton Body Count or drug running between Central America and Arkansas in the 1980s and 1990s. And if you think for one second we’re gong to start demanding answers on behalf of more than fifty per cent of our American friends about the inconsistencies about the popular narrative of September 11, 2001, you’re out of your goddamn skull. And no way, never, ever in a million years will we ever let bad things be said about our masters over in Tel Aviv. You vill read our crap und like eet, sig heil, sig heil!”
Editor Michael Cooke stressed the difficulty of the decision, “hardest of course on those whose jobs are being eliminated, and it is those people who are first in our thoughts.
“On every level — professional and human — the loss of these people hurts,” Cooke said in a staff email.
The head of the union representing newsroom employees at the Star called the job cuts a “heavy blow.”
Translation: The gig is up. Everybody knows the gig is up. And it’s only a matter of time before The Toronto Star goes the way of the Toronto Telegram, the Buffalo Courier Express and the Rocky Mountain News. But we hold out faint hope that Justin Trudeau will be our sugar daddy and look after us. Just like’s he’s looking after the CBC folk. We worked hard to get him elected. He owes us.”
“This is a very difficult day for many exceptional people at the Toronto Star who deliver extraordinary journalism daily, in print, through the tablet, and on the web,” Paul Morse, president of Unifor Local 87-M, said in an email.
Actually, Paul, I don’t think anybody who delivers “extraordinary journalism” was affected. Because no such people work at the Toronto Star or any other corporate media. They haven’t in quite some time. Sharyl Attkisson, the reporter who broke the story about the U.S. government shipping (actually, walking) drugs down to Mexico and opening a corridor for drugs to be returned north in return, was harassed out of her job at CBS News. There was a time when the prospect of a Sixty Minutes news crew (led by Mike Wallace) showing up at the door, office or car of a political or corporate no-goodnik would scare such malefactors shitless. Now you guys would set up an appointment with the p.r. agency and have a nice sit-down interview over a couple of cups of coffee and maybe some beers, a blunt and a little blow afterwards.
Torstar endured a 17 per cent drop in ad revenue in the second quarter of 2016. That came alongside a $23.9-million loss in revenue for its second quarter.
Maybe Justin and Kathleen can pick up the slack. Otherwise, there’s plenty more cash to be dumped where that came from, boys.
Earlier this year, Torstar outsourced printing of the Toronto Star to Transcontinental and eliminated positions in circulation, IT and other departments.
I guess that billion-dollar printing plant they built up in Vaughan Township two decades turned out to be a boondoggle. Talk about bad timing.
The Star’s digital revenues, however, are on the rise, with a newly launched mobile site doubling its audience.
Translation: “Yes! We have 12, count’em twelve paying customers now! More video crap, more Google adsense, more endless loops! Bigger and better!”
“While the old warhorse of print continues to provide the largest portion of our revenue — this is true of every newspaper I know — digital is clearly our future, and our newsroom will continue to reshape and reorganize around that future,” Cooke wrote.
Translation: You know how we’ve spent the last 15 years laughing at the likes of Drudge, Infowars, WhatReallyHappened, Breitbart and all those conspiracy kook websites that seem to have been proven right about everything since the U.S State Department cancelled Edward Snowden’s passport in Moscow? Well, folks…if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!”
The announcement Tuesday, which will leave the Star with about 200 contract and full-time employees in the newsroom, is just the latest sign that Canada’s print media industry is in distress.
You good people remaining at The Red Star might want to take a quick look at universe around you. Take a drive out to the post offices, the dairy home delivery depots, the train stations and the blacksmith shops. Remember those London Life Freedom 55 commercials? That’s you.
Postmedia, Canada’s largest newspaper chain, slashed about 90 jobs in January and merged newsrooms in four cities as a cost-saving measure.
Even the neo-con israel-first media is feeling the pain. Amazing. Not even Conrad Black’s money (before he went to prison for fraud, of course), was enough to save the National Post.
The situation has become dire enough that some media industry executives have called for interventions from federal government, possibly through subsidies — an idea that would have been anathema until recently.
Yeah, Star. You go ahead and hold your hand out to the federal government. And make sure everybody knows it. Because then everybody will know that what you are “reporting” pure, U.S.D.A. choice bovine excrement (apologies to WhatReallyHappened.com‘s Michael Rivero).
Corporate Media, when you are done with the global warming hoax, the fraudelent War of Terror, Justin Beaver, fawning, page-six-style, nonsense coverage of Justin Trudeau and The Clintons, Pokemon Go, celebrity worship and fake polls, get back to us. Get back to us when you are ready to tell us why John McCain was in Syria and what he was doing hanging out with Abu Bakhr Al Baghdadi (aka Simon Eliot). Get back to us when you’re ready to explain all the “inconsistencies” regarding the “mass shooting” in the U.S. and worldwide. Get back to us when you are done ridiculing and margimalizing everybody who asks questions as “conspiracy theorists.” When you are ready to ask questions about who that man was that Seal Team Six dispatched in Pakistan, what happened to The Pentagon’s missing $6-trillion recently, or the other $3-trillion that Donald Rumsfeld admitted “misplacing” on September 10th, 2001, we’d love to hear from you.
But until then, it sureashell looks like your lies, propaganda and distractions have reached enough people that we don’t want to hear from you. There is only one business model that can ensure your return to profitability. And you’re not going to like it: The Truth. And an apology. Many, many, many apologies.