Violations of Rights

An imbroglio in Canada’s House of Commons developed recently over a “summer jobs program” funded by the government. Well, not so much the program, which all parties seem to agree is a good thing. In fact, the article refers to it as a “normally feel-good program.” The trouble started when Mr. Trudeau’s government introduced a condition for funding applications this year. It is the requirement that applicants must sign an attestation that their organization’s “core mandate” respects the notion of “reproductive rights.” Otherwise, their applications would be rejected. Over 1500 have been rejected so far with just over 100 at … Continue reading Violations of Rights

Anarchists For “Climate Change”

If you’ve not heard, Kinder Morgan, a pipeline construction company has suspended all but “necessary expenditures” in the construction of a massive project involving an energy pipeline installation from Alberta through British Columbia to the Pacific coast. The company has taken this action in light of a major political dispute between the governments of the two provinces aforementioned. Briefly, Alberta wants the project to move forward with haste. The government depends on the energy loot from taxation and needs to be seen as addressing a high unemployment situation in the province. The government of British Columbia on the other hand … Continue reading Anarchists For “Climate Change”


The vague concept of “sustainability” is spreading as a cancer around the globe. The term has entered the social lexicon and permeates politics and economics. On some level it sounds positive, but where did it come from and what does it really mean? Sustainability Equals Environmentalism Those who have marched under the banner of “environmentalism” have not given up after several decades of failure to force entire populations to “get back to nature”. The weak intellectual support for a worldwide “green” dictatorship is now taking a new tack. The environmentalists and other Statists have found a more appealing banner in … Continue reading Sustainability

Eruptions in the News

Volcano The volcano in Iceland that belched enough concentrated emissions over Europe to ground air travel to a degree not seen since September 11, 2001 must be the envy of climate-change prognosticator Al Gore. His own eructations about carbon emissions have not enjoyed such an impact for a while. Of course, with the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change record for fraud and data manipulation, how long will it be before human intervention in Iceland is blamed for this natural occurrence? Opening Salvo The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Goldman Sachs & Company of defrauding … Continue reading Eruptions in the News

The “Aught” Knot

The decade of the “aught”—as the years 2000 to 2009 have been referred to by many Canadian journalists—has invited much comment, ranging from the banality of various “top ten” lists to more serious analysis by such luminaries as Conrad Black, who derogates the aforementioned years as that “rather dismal decade”. I think the “aught” decade may be even more seriously characterized by a fundamental political sea change, particularly in the West, which sets an ominous trend for the remainder of the twenty-first century. I am an advocate of rights and individual liberty. In historical terms, these values have been under … Continue reading The “Aught” Knot

Infamous Dates

Every so often an event occurs on the world stage that has the potential to affect the course of history. One such event could be the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference commencing December 7, 2009, when the elite members of political royalty and environmental activism will descend upon Copenhagen, Denmark. At its root, the motivation driving many of these people and others who willingly associate themselves with the “climate change” agenda is the emotion of fear. They fear some human-caused catastrophe comparable to Armageddon, a picture quite literally portrayed for them in the cartoon film “An Inconvenient Truth,” by that over-inflated advocate … Continue reading Infamous Dates

Not So Noble Causes

Recent media reports of disagreement among scientists and others over whether the Earth is warming or cooling serves to illustrate what should be obvious: the debate is NOT over. To date, advocates of the theory of anthropomorphically caused global warming have selectively chosen evidentiary indicators to support what they see as an urgent political solution: international restrictions on carbon emissions. The vanguard for the cause is the film “An Inconvenient Truth,” produced by former United States Vice President Al Gore. Mr. Gore was honoured with awards from Hollywood and Oslo for his efforts. Now, along comes the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) … Continue reading Not So Noble Causes

Wrong, Just Wrong

While I personally think Al Gore is more than just wrong about the content of his award-winning film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” the producers of “Not Evil Just Wrong” have taken a supposedly higher plane, at least in naming their movie. Phelim McAleer, a self-described former liberal journalist, is the man whose line of questioning to Al Gore about factual errors in “An Inconvenient Truth” was effectively censored by his own “free press” comrades in Wisconsin. The Society of Environmental Journalists (what the hell is that?) held a conference where former Vice President Al Gore took questions from journalists. McAleer, who … Continue reading Wrong, Just Wrong

Dress Appropriately

On Climate “Since Al Gore released his feature-length cartoon, “An Inconvenient Truth,” in 2006, the Earth has cooled about 0.74 degree Fahrenheit, almost the same amount that the U.N.’s climate panel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims was gained in the entire 20th century.”–Investor’s Business Daily Editorial, ‘Nuts’ to Copenhagen, September 30, 2009 It should be noted that this relatively rapid cooling since 2006 occurred even as the economies of those countries signing on to the Kyoto Accord were severely impaired (e.g. Spain’s), and that man-made carbon emissions continued apace without any apparent negative impact on the environment … Continue reading Dress Appropriately

“Dummies” List Adds Clayton Ruby

Regarding my earlier post on Lucy the elephant it would appear this non-story is getting “legs“. Notwithstanding the uncommon sense of the folks at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, those who differ on grounds apparently involving their emotions, would rather take the populist route and risk the death of Lucy prematurely. Bob Barker, who “admits he doesn’t know much about elephants” is nevertheless prepared to continue to fight the “free Lucy” campaign. The involvement of criminal-defence lawyer Clayton Ruby, who has been retained by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is a sure sign that the circus is not … Continue reading “Dummies” List Adds Clayton Ruby