Unrelated, the Bare Naked Ladies song $1000000 mentions John Merrick.
“I’d buy you John Merrick’s remains”
Just read this story today about John Merrick. How strange I was at the Royal London Hospital just last week and discovered the Hospital Museum, where I took the photo attached in the comments: #coincidencehttps://t.co/1DddhikfcJ
Christopher Bird explains what it’s like to be a reasonable Canadian observing Canadian political struggles of the largest 2 parties in their efforts to govern:
I don’t particularly like Justin Trudeau – he showed some promise but has been a massive disappointment on multiple levels – but he is, when you get down to brass tacks, a bog-standard centrist politician. He’s a white dude with some policy chops who embodies the Liberal Party ethos of “we are the natural governing party,” which means A) they care about getting the policy right (for their value of “right” which, for example, doesn’t entirely coincide with mine) more often than not B) but it’s not out of any sense of altruism or compassion, but rather because doing government right means you stay in power and that’s where every Liberal believes they deserve to be.
That said: there is a massive ocean between my dislike of Justin and the Canadian right’s dislike of Justin, which is this weirdly *animated* thing. It is performative and it is active and it is virulent and it is spiteful in a way that honestly doesn’t come close to my dislike of, say, Doug Ford, because when someone asks me why I dislike Doug Ford I have an actual list of Bad Things Doug Ford Has Done; without the list he would just be another dumb, loud conservative, and there are simply too many of those to hate him for being one.
Doesn't it count under the "tortures people" square?
This is the actual spam message with the deceptive lie that people should fill tanks to get a lesser price before "Monday". If this was talking about the stock market, it would violate SEC rules probably too. pic.twitter.com/jnRB3oDs9e
I've heard that Liberals are announcing an EV rebate soon. Great! (3 years late, but better late than Conservative.) A few important points for them to consider: 1. #climatechange is real, which Liberals acknowledge, but they need to act with urgency to lower emissions.#cdnpolipic.twitter.com/LgsWrAXjdT
This means people who buy cars need to first of all NOT buy an EV to replace their gas burning commuter vehicle. “Whattt?” you’re saying. If everyone who has a car now continues to own an EV instead, we still won’t make it below our emissions target for 2030. What instead?
2. Invest in public transportation e.g. @VIA_Rail, @YQRTransit, #carsharing, and safe biking and walking infrastructure in our cities and even between our towns.
3. Encourage a switch to EVs, but also give financial incentives if people switch to the bus, or train, or ebikes. You could buy Canadians 3 ebikes for every $5000 spent on one automotive rebate.
4. If you rebate the purchase of new EVs, also offer it for used EVs. Adoption happens faster if a used $15000 LEAF is 33% less @ $10,000. A $37000 @NissanElectric for $32000 isn’t as affordable.
A rebate that applies to only new cars may be what automakers want, but we’re in this huge mess *because* politicians did what automakers wanted. Instead do what Canadians want and need, and make low-carbon transportation super affordable, please.
Canada has had some bad Ministers of Finance, but can you think of a stinkier one than Oliver in his time since being tossed? Just yesterday the odious Financial Post published a factually incorrect account of climate change, for the benefit of fossil fuel companies which Oliver serves.
The climate alarmists are keeping poor people in the dark — literally It is impossible to elevate people in dire need to a decent standard of living without inexpensive electricity
However, failed predictions about […] islands sinking into the sea and extreme weather events have seriously undermined their scare tactics and moral preening. The evidence simply does not substantiate the apocalyptic prophesies.
Islands don’t sink into the sea, that’s not the prediction, Joe. It’s rising sea levels. It may look as the same disastrous result, but science has never said that islands will literally sink as a result of climate change.
Also, about that supposed lack of climate disasters, how many years ago was it that downtown Calgary, and also downtown Toronto flooded?
2 weeks ago Elizabeth May was in Regina at the University and gave the following speech. In it she covered everything from our failed public transportation systems, to SNC-Lavalin’s punishment when they are convicted of corruption for their bribes regarding construction in Libya.