Archive for February 22, 2022

Wolf Democracy In Canada

Posted: February 22, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

There are a lot of depressing things coming out of Canada lately. The most depressing was the vote yesterday where the lower house of Parliament allowed Trudeau to extend their emergency powers.

This was particularly depressing because he has a minority government and he needed the help of other parties to get what he wanted and he got that help from the NDP party. But even that wasn’t the most depressing thing.

The most depressing thing was this speech in support of this measure by the NDP leader:

In his statement pledging support for the Trudeau government’s invocation of the Emergencies ActNDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stated that while he was happy for these extraordinary powers to be used against the truckers protesting in Ottawa, they must never be used against “Indigenous land defenders, climate change activists, workers fighting for fairness.”

You see he’s not against slavery or tyranny, as long as he’s gets to say who gets whipped.

This is the classic tale of two wolves and a sheep democratically voting on what they will have for dinner and its disgraceful.

That being said if Canadians want to vote themselves into tyranny they can do so, I suspect they will find it a lot harder to vote themselves out of it.

Joe vs. Vlad

Posted: February 22, 2022 by chrisharper in Uncomfortable Truths
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By Christopher Harper 

If you want someone to blame for the current crisis in Ukraine, look no further than the White House. 

In his continuing bid to rank among the worst presidents in history, Joe Biden waived any roadblocks for a Russian pipeline, Nord Stream 2 AG, to provide natural gas to Germany. Later, he battled GOP-sponsored legislation to halt the pipeline.

Under Donald Trump, the United States stopped the massive pipeline because of the stranglehold it would have on European energy supplies.

It’s hardly a giant leap to argue that Biden sent a message to Vladimir Putin that he could do almost whatever he wanted in Eastern Europe.

That’s what has led to the current crisis in Ukraine, which opposed the pipeline.

Ukraine is the largest county in Europe, occupying more than 200,000 square miles, or roughly the size of Texas. 

Even so, Ukraine’s fellow Europeans don’t seem that interested in supporting its eastern brother. 

For example, Germany, arguably the most important power in Europe, sent 5,000 helmets in military aid to Ukraine. That’s right! Five thousand helmets. That’s it! 

In an article published by German newspaper Bild, the mayor of Kyiv, Vitaly Klitschko, decried “the non-assistance and betrayal of friends in a dramatic situation.” 

There’s a lot at stake. Here’s Putin’s shopping list:

–The United States should agree to block further NATO expansion–a step that would keep Ukraine, Finland, and Sweden out of the alliance if they wanted to join. 

–NATO forces should pull out of countries that joined NATO after 1997—which includes all those once in the Soviet orbit.

–U.S. nuclear weapons must be withdrawn from Europe. 

“The United States and NATO have begun the shameless development of the territory of Ukraine as a theater of military operations,” Putin said yesterday in a speech. “Ukraine for us is not just a neighboring country; it is an integral part of our own history, culture, and spiritual space.” 

As Yogi Berra put it: It’s déjà vu all over again. 

Unfortunately, the Biden Bunch aren’t exactly the group I’d like to see going toe to toe with Vlad’s Crew.