What Moe said about the origin of the convoy was a lie too. It was orgnaized by far right hate groups as an insurrection, and they sucked anti-waxxers in for extra goons and cover. Moe gives them cover.
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Minister of SaskPower, Duncan, Should Resign
I don’t think I’ve ever called for a Minister to resign before, while on the radio, but Duncan should definitely quit screwing up Saskatchewan, SaskPower, and our environment.
CBC, Change the Debate
CBC has a history of providing a substandard democracy experience for its owners, the Canadian public. Over a decade ago I organized a Regina protest in front of CBC Saskatchewan to object to the broadcasting corporation’s exclusion of Elizabeth May from the leaders debate. Years later she managed to win a seat anyway, and now the Greens are polling nationally about even with the NDP. Excluding her was obviously a partisan choice by the public broadcaster.
Yesterday, people across Canada gathered, including in Regina, to protest CBC’s lack of interest in hosting a Leaders Debate on the climate emergency that Parliament has declared. Several parties have a plan for a Green New Deal, and the public would benefit from hearing a structured debate from the leaders of those parties explain how they envision the Canadian economy will change to meet the pressing need the world is feeling to meet this crisis.
You might also want to read these from the past of media corruption.
It’s clear the CBC is willing to put more effort into sensationalizing a murder investigation, than into the most life threatening political issue of our time.
Speaking The Truth
CBC and other media need to recognize the following as true if we’re going to advance as a society. It’s likely to make them, and you, uncomfortable. Growth isn’t automatic and easy.
– Canada has committed genocide against First Nations people.
– Climate change has become a crisis.
– We won’t survive as a civilization this century without significant, yet still possible, changes to our daily lives. That means changes to our economy.
– The American President should not be quoted in headlines because more often than not he’s lying to manipulate people.
– Billionaires have too much power, and far too much money and need to return it to governments for massive investment in social programs like healthcare for Americans without any.
“all these billionaires and this 9 year old has to pay off his schoolmates’ lunch [debt]”
Jeet Heer (Retweeted Waleed Shahid):
“The Koch Brothers understand, and other billionaires do too, that centrist Dems are a crucial line of defense in stopping social democracy.”
– Canadian Conservative politicians have no feasible plan to deal with pollution, and their party leadership opposes real action to reduce pollution on time.
– Conservative Premiers put their federal party’s electoral wishes ahead of national unity and cooperation.
– Regina lacks the transportation infrastructure to meet its 100% renewable by 2050 target.
– The 2050 target is insufficient to meet our objective to survive the climate crisis.
If Money Buys Things and Minds
You can find no shortage of angry Conservatives who are absolutely livid with the Prime Minister or Rachel Notley for not yet expanding a pipeline to the BC coast from Alberta. Why did they get so mad, and who paid for them to think this way?
There’s a BC “researcher” who claims it was because of a few million dollars gifted to Canadian charities from outside of Canada that swayed public opinion against new pipelines just enough to delay them. That might be possible, if money changes minds, and I think money absolutely can change minds.
So if you accept that money changes minds, how do you explain the minds changed by this money:
Remember, a billion dollars is a 1000 times more than a million. A trillion is a thousand times more than a billion.
If media is spreading this sort of public opinion, then who has the facts upon which we can make good, rational decisions? CBC?
Mansbridge, Murphy, Mesley, Cherry
What do they have in common?
What else? They’ve all either supported climate change Denialism, or outright subscribe to that and have used their massive platforms to push it onto unwitting Canadians.
Who do I turn to for rational analysis of energy and economy news? CBC (surprising eh?), National Observer, Walking Eagle News. I threw that last one in there to see if you’re paying attention. Where do I not look? Financial Post (Postmedia), Sun (Postmedia), Leader-Post (Postmedia)… are you seeing a trend here?
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.”
Not the #BPocalypse: The Biggest Spill You Never Heard Of
A year ago, during the #PriceOfOil news bonanza about Big Oil corruption and harm in Canada (and Saskatchewan), a few prominent journalists including a couple at @CBCSask got very snippy with me. They insisted they do all they can to bring us those stories.
Have you heard of the Taylor Energy spill, the (soon to be) biggest in the Gulf of Mexico? Google doesn’t have anything about CBC Sask talking about it only 14 years ago (and still going today). The #BPocalypse blowout in the Gulf had a Hollywood movie made about it.
Our news media simply isn’t set up to properly inform Canadians, and warn them of long-term disasters like oil spills that will go on for 100 years, and have been spilling for 14 years. With this information, Canadians would oppose off-shore drilling (in the Arctic).
Instead, we hear them covering the Premier as if he’s sincere about reducing emissions with his own “plan”, while his party is funded by oil companies. His track record as Environment Minister was to raise emissions in Saskatchewan.
#skpoli is Petrostate politics, without the politically ordered assassinations of dissidents. We should stop the control of Big Oil over our political processes before it comes to that point, and that means voting out the Sask Party, and ending corporate donations to parties.
That is even harder to do when journalists don’t find ways to present the climate crisis and related stories in context of today’s important, but fleeting news. Do I have the solution right now to offer them? Maybe not, but they sure as heck haven’t found it, or have had bosses that allowed them to implement it. And it’s their job to find a way.
Cross Country Checkup Climate Change
A show once hosted by climate change denier Rex Murphy, was asking some okay questions of callers, while other questionable questions were called out by callers.
The last caller said rightly people shouldn’t be asked any more if they think climate change is happening, since scientists have long determined that it is. We don’t ask people if they think Lawn Darts are dangerous or if we should wear seat belts, anymore.
Hire Organ Donor Transplant Doctors
Saskatchewan has a big problem in our health care system. The last Premier, Wall, promised to do something about this, but nothing got fixed. Premier Moe may be too busy picking a fight with B.C. to ask his Health Minister(s) to hire a small team of doctors to ensure donor organs are collected and given to people waiting on donor lists so they can be healthy and rejoin the workforce and have full lives again.
“SaskAdvantage” is on the sign driving into the Regina Bypass highway tangle east of the capital city. If you’re sick on an organ donor waiting list in Saskatchewan, you’re at a definite SaskDisadvantage because our Health Minister isn’t getting the job done for you.
Don’t Make It Sound Like There’s More Than One Thing
“recognize its own climate change efforts, such as carbon capture and storage. ”
Effort, not “efforts”. There’s only been one effort made, and arguably the CCS project increases emissions since it’s an Enhanced Oil Recovery project that enables Cenovus to extract more oil which will be burned. Whether the net CO2 from CCS is a reduction or an increase has not been officially confirmed, probably because it is an increase in pollution overall.
The federal Ministry of the Environment sent Manitoba a letter in December giving it until the end of February to sign on, or else lose its share of a $1.4-billion clean energy fund.
The fund is only available to provinces that ratified the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, which Manitoba and Saskatchewan refused to sign in December 2016.
The Premier and Environment Ministers are arrogant, stubborn, anti-science mutton heads. How else can anyone sum it up better than that?