Glop & Pail Redefining Moral Leader

Instead of picking a moral leader like Elizabeth May to feature, the wretched folks editing Canada’s worst newspaper that isn’t Postmedia, thought to abuse our language with this:

Moral? It’s offensive that they characterize the leader of the #CPCracists in this way.
He:
-opposes action on #climatechange, which will kill millions.
-opposes safe abortion, which will kill women.
-gives comfort to racists who would kill people they hate.

Elsewhere in their paper they even mention he’s no plan to deal with climate change.

And here is Scheer looking to cut journalism.

#SaveSTC: Does Saskatchewan Have a Developed Economy Still?

The gov’t was totally negligent, not even doing as much to ensure people could get to their medical appointments as some guy in Regina could do with less than an hour of effort. If they had, they might have realized Greyhound was considering closure, & STC would corner market. And Hargrave and Carr have remained recklessly partisan and heartless as Saskatchewan people and cross-Canada travelers alike are left without mainstream inter-city/province/country bus service. It leaves people questioning if we’re even a developed economy anymore.

If you’re driving across Canada, and your car breaks down in Regina, you can’t leave it by train, bus, or by hitchhiking (not legally). The government only just barely authorized ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft.

The train station is a casino only, the bus depot is a cop shop & vacant building, and the airport can’t be reached by bus/bike/walking. There are plenty of friendly and sympathetic people who’ll give you a ride if you ask, but for some demographics that’s too dangerous to contemplate.

Gone John Himpe

John Himpe was a radio and blogging wizard. Now he’s gone, at a young 38 years of age.

Here’s his account of first getting on the Internet:

Because there were only so many hours of Internet for the year, I was always mindful of the clock.  Many days, spending an entire hour online seemed like an eternity.  Today, that can pass in the blink of an eye.

The Internet of 1994 was a distinctly different experience from today.  Web pages were primarily coded by hand – not generated by databases.  Dropping an e-mail to whoever was responsible for a website usually ended up netting you a new friend in the process.  And, admiration – not SEO – was the motive for linking to another’s online creation.  It was a very different time, and the content reflected that.

In my circle of friends, I was that kid – one of the first on the block to get Internet access.  When people would come over to hang out, the Internet was a mild distraction – but one that wouldn’t last for long before we’d head off to watch TV or otherwise get in trouble.

UPDATE: He passed away from a brain aneurysm. Unfun fact: a young woman died of that only meters from my desk at work, less than 2 years ago.

CBC Picks Up Attack On Environment

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Krause and her decade long Astroturf campaign against NGOs doing environmental work in Canada.

Classic dirty tricks.
“If Krause were seeking a fair answer, she’d quickly learn that both investment dollars and philanthropic dollars cross borders all the time. There isn’t anything special or surprising about environmental groups receiving funding from U.S. foundations that share their goals — especially when the increasingly global nature of environmental challenges, particularly climate change, is taken into consideration.”

P.S. Someone in 2013 was getting documents from CBC:
A-2013-00115 “Provide copies of all documents, including e-mails, memos, media lines, analysis, reports, contracts, correspondence, etc. regarding the Tides Foundation or Tides Canada since January 1, 2013. Clarification Jan. 24/14 Please limit search to the English news networks in Toronto, Ottawa, B.C. and Alberta.”

Skunk In The Stinky FP

The FP published a ridiculous op-ed by Brad Wall.
business.financialpost .com/opinion/ brad-wall-canada-could-impact-emissions-were-ottawa-not-so-obsessed-with-carbon-taxes

“So, in Paris we were — without intention — a few prairie skunks at this low-carbon garden party.”

His intention was to stink. Wall has remained a skunk throughout his public life.

Remember a decade ago when he promised a Green Tech Fund to develop technologies to reduce emissions, instead of a price on carbon pollution? No? Perhaps because he never delivered it. His sole mission, that he shares with the odious (climate change Denial org) Heritage Foundation when he delivers his speeches in the USA, is to delay climate action.

I know most people reading the Financial Flop Post won’t agree with me, but his ideas are terrible, and are causing global damage.

The reason CCS is even close to making economic sense from his perspective is because it’s for Enhanced Oil Recovery. So the net pollution CCS reduces is offset by some unknown amount of oil burned for every unit of carbon dioxide re-sequestered underground.

Accepting, Avoiding, and Talking About Collapse

Our best hope for survival is ‘too drastic‘. “The climate system is not stopping you [hitting the Paris talks target], global society is stopping you.”

That’s why the Alberta Premier gets away with saying the right thing here, but does the exact opposite in practice. $23M spent badmouthing BC environmentalists and scientists who want an end to new pipelines.

We’re undergoing a collapse of insects and life support systems of our planet. There’s one good newspaper in Canada talking about this news, and drawing the connections.

“When insects disappear, so do other animals. The population of one dazzling green bird that eats almost nothing but insects, the Puerto Rican tody, dropped by 90%.”