"Fear" I've been saying this for a long time, since well before COVID, since before the RW morphed into Nazis and rebranded as alt, since Harper used fear of the 'other' and more going back, I guess, 15 years now. Fear fed by a click hungry complicit irresponsible media.
The rallies, the protests and the opportunistic politicians are all manifestations of crafted fear. COVID is invisible to them, it's an unknown, a strange thing they can't punch or kick. They can't shoot it or run over it with their cars. They can't yell at it, threaten it or
force it leave them and their lives alone. It's a monster lurking in the background, in the shadows of uncomprehending minds. So they bury it deep. They join with other frightened liked minded people and demand it go away. They party as if it doesn't exist & is just a hoax or
The Q-nuts, #CPC have hooked up w/ RW nutjobs to form a common front against something they know little to nothing about. Those screaming about censorship/dictatorship, like the American owned Postmedia/SUN chain, step right over the Charter and the realties of a minority gov.
Here is the Charter Statement concerning that bill. It was released in November of 2020. Odd that it's become a searing emergency at the same moment prov & fed conservative parties are tanking in the polls. Just a coincidence I guess. Read or STFU.
As an aside: Could it be that the American owned Postmedia and SUN chains are seeing themselves in this bill? That they're afraid any new 'broadcast' licensing might end their interference in Canadian affairs? Or are they simply defending hate speech as a business model? 🤔
OK, I'd like a short word(s) with the nationalistic denizens of BC. I posted a heart felt tweet about feeling heart broken with what a COVID mess Canada is in. I've had several BCer 'we're better than everyone b/c we're not conservative so don't lump us into the 'west' barkers
Just for one sec, just one goddamned sec try to understand that it's not about you, you, you. I talked about Canada. Horgan is not as bad and the con premiers but he's mucked it up too. So stop with your "we're perfect" bullshit, you're not. #Factmatter
Nationalism takes on all forms and this me, me, me, me, me provincialism is just as ugly and divisive. I am a Canadian who comes from a province in Canada (live in many.) If you don't like that don't follow me, I have no patience for this parochial bullshit. Grow up.
Was just daydreaming about jumping on the motorcycle and driving across town to a bar called "The Flintstone Bar" That's the local bar where a couple of folks who went to Bangkok to party for a few days hangout. They didn't wear masks or social distance there or when they got
back there. About 10 days after their goodtime in Bangkok a cluster of 141 new infections were traced to that bar. The partiers infected an entire bar full of people who infected another bar full who infected... Since then, Apr 3, we've had a total of 1,583 new infections.
The provincial governor has ordered a near total lockdown again. Everything that had fully reopened Feb 1st is closed again. All b/c a couple of assholes wanted to party without a masks or distancing. I guess they showed us what's what.
JFC – I am so sick and f**king tired of this bloody place. An American CNN talking head, one who's been yelled at over his arrogant self-indulgent bullshit (his marketing hook) from all sources, who just got an earful from Canadians for supporting a misleading, distorted
'news' article has struck back by demeaning Canada's PM. Whether you like it or not, Trudeau is Canada's Prime Minister and the face of Canada. An American asshole has decided he will insult and demean Canada, treat the country as you would an unruly kid in the playground
at day-school b/c he got called out for his bullshit. That's to be expected from an American who has no idea what Canada is all about and who seems to be unaware of what a disgusting mess his own racist, bigoted, fascist, disease infested, shithole of a country he claims to be
Nearly everyday I'm called names, yelled at and demeaned by Trudeau haters. The gist of all of their BS is I'm too stupid to see how corrupt Trudeau is. They're not big on free speech. I check their TLs and the vast majority of it is retweets of the American owned Postmedia.
As a side note: I am not Justin Trudeau, not a Liberal but I am a progressive humanist who opposes the anger and hatred that is the Conservative's stock and trade. Not sure how yelling at me is going to change that but...
If I'm bored I might challenge them to teach me all about Trudeau's 'corruption.' So, instead of giving me their opinions they link to Postmedia/Post Millennial or hate propaganda from Ezra. I ask if they understand what the word 'corruption' means in relation to politics.
We have 24hr security guys here. During the day the older guy who's the security headman acst a little doormanish sometimes to fill in the boredom. So he had pushed the elevator button for a couple already there & me as I approached.
When the door open an asshole westerner who wasn't wearing a mask got off. Remember, elevators are tiny spaces with lousy ventilation. Anyway, he didn't blink at the maskless jerk but motioned to the 3 of us to wait. Quick as a bunny he grabbed his spay bottle of disinfectant.
He stepped into the elevator after a quick spritz or 2 into the air inside & he cleaned off the control panel, stepped out and held the door for the 3 of us to get on. Now I don't know if a spray in the air even in that small space would do any good but damn, I like that guy.
Peril sensitive glasses required beyond this point.
I'm sorry if your life is worse than mine but this is my TL & my whining rant. If you feel the need to point out how much worse off you are well, you have a TL, write your story.
For those wondering, after I posted a few pics and vids from my balcony in the place I chose to retire that it cost a lot more and in ways most might not have considered. I left Canada, in kind of a permanent way, b/c I simply cannot afford to live there with any dignity.
Like 1,000s of other older Canadians I've been priced out of life in Canada. The uncontrolled greed and manipulation in the real estate market has ended my life there. In Canada rent for a hovel, a small basement apt with a hotplate and ½ fridge would take 60% of my income.
Keep in mind folks, conservatives are spreading out over most SM continuing to lie about vaccine arrivals and does administered. They blame Trudeau for the incompetence of Conservative led provinces who have failed to do their jobs repeatedly.
#CPC f**k up royally (Liberals care more about Canadian jobs than their own) @samoosterhoff leads the charge against human rights -the right of a woman to choose what happens to her, O'Toole showing himself to be an epic fail so what do they do? They attack Margaret Trudeau.
Their tool of choice for this attack? Why it's the American hedge fund owned GOP connected Postmedia propaganda machine of course. Even a garbage rag like that can't come up with one policy statement from those swamp creatures. Just a bunch of howling republican wannabes.
Conservative are weak pointless leaderless bottom feeding junk. Hell the @CPC_HQ and their idiot comms team are the scum scum scrapes off the bottom of its shoes.
No policies, no direction, no vision, no plan for the future, just hate the other guy & his mother. Assholes.
So, youse guys know that @jkenney and his #UCP minions are not about swiping other people's stuff if they see political advantage. This whole childish braying about a kids movie by the war-room twigged a memory file. This whine is a knock off of a GOP whine.
Everyone who lives in rental units will agree that the entire rental process is one sided and sometimes, in this case, life threatening but, we all know, as renters, we are required to jump through a gazillion hoops to prove our worth, stability
and expose ourselves to intensive scrutiny by property 'managers' who care little about the legalities of the units they rent. They make their quick profit and give the tenant a 🖕when problems arise. Imagine being put in this situation and being told - tough luck loser.
This is, according to the Guardian is an "exclusive" therefore it has more value than other articles. It's a good read but there is nothing altruistic about the Guardian. It is, first and foremost, a business. 1/
" the malignant culture at the heart of financial capitalism"
"Should sex be up for sale? Should there be a market in the right to have children? Why not auction the right to opt out of military service?"
For an brilliant experienced man, he really is naive.
Those are already priced. If you live in a capitalist society, have no money, you may not have children, if you do, they'll could be taken away. Sex has been for sale since the beginning of time. Buying out of military service began right after the first sex act was sold.
It is so typical of Twitter and most SM that when a complex idea is tabled in anyway, it is met with a deluge of really stupid low info people who are not willing to do one iota of work to learn or understand, even at a rudimentary level, what they're barking and screaming at.
In today's episode of "How Stupid Can Twitter Get?" we have Universal Basic Income. There are hundreds of reports, 1,000s of news articles & records of debates that stretch back 100s of years & yet here we are with threads being dominated by people who have done zero research.
Full disclosure: I'm very much in favour of UBI and truly believe the entire world would be a better place if everyone on the planet was safe, secrue, housed, fed and healthy. Money is a construct created, like religion, to allow a handful of predators absolute power. 🖕them.
Never seen so much ill-informed and stupid packed into one place on Twitter before. Cons have virtually no idea how the Government of Canada works.
The Cabinet is the Government. Garneau is a Cabinet member therefore anytime he speaks in the HOC he speaks for the Government.
The mornic blathering continued using idiotic tweets like "What do they have to lose?" w/ the Cabinet abstaining. Have any of these fools heard of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor who are being held in China? Then there's the word 'Diplomacy' something cons do not understand.
You'll also note over the last few days #CPC and their media partners have used an identical tactic to force a trend on Twitter. They link to the same article or video over and over and over. Each link has a blathering info vacant bark howling about the evil Liberals. Assholes
One report from British Columbia and this is the entire basis of a decision on whether the 'poors' will be allowed out of poverty. Way to reach out. Here are 10 other reports you could read up on.
Many years ago there was a new sports reporter who wondered how he could be the go-to-guy on local TV. He knew he had to compete with the other MSM TV stations and the national talking heads. So, how to stand out? In an interview, a few years after he left the profession,
he told a story about meeting a long time sports anchor who told him to find a team the majority in his area hate, or want to hate. Don't worry about the rest, he was told. You're a reporter so the report sports news but, make sure everyone knows you hate the team they hate.
So, after looking at the local stats, he chose the Leafs as the team he would hate. He said, in his interview, that he had nothing against the Leafs (he was a Habs fan) but he was following the old timers advice. It worked. He constantly railed on the evil empire known as
I realize this thread will bring a swarm of low info, low intellectual conspiracy dimwits screaming about something they know nothing about but...I know where my block button is so - F**k off already. I'm not preaching to, or 'debating' with the stupid. 👇
Getting the sads over how incredibly stupid people can be sometimes. Reading the Great Reset trend where 1,000s of people are screaming in fear about something they don't understand even a little bit. The morons don't understand that the old system they are so desperately
trying to protect is the reason they have nothing. The idiotic notions they've picked up are pushing them into chaos are paid for by their oppressors to keep them marginalized.
"But, I saw a YouTube video that told me were all going to be turned into robots!" The exclaim!