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Liberals staying in Big Gov Resort: so much government, so many regs, we need a “concierge”

It actually made me laugh. The big government stupidity, the big government solution, the glib nature of the big government presenting the supposed solution to it — all of it.

Even the media’s delivery of this news — in the National Post’s Financial Post section (ostensibly its business section) struck me as funny because it’s really a story about extreme government run amok — it’s not really about business. But cut them a break — they have no “Socialist Post” section.

“Ottawa to create one-stop hub for
international investment with $218 million price tag”

…During the Liberal government’s first year in office, Freeland [Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, who also makes me laugh on her best days] said several investors have complained that it is too difficult to deal with multiple levels of government on different points of regulation or policy….

So there’s now so much government; so many levels and layers and so much regulation and policy nonsense, that the government needs another layer — another bureaucracy — a freaking “concierge” — just to help business people from abroad to sort through the muck that already exists? THAT’S the solution?

I suspect they’re only too well aware of the future they imagine, and are paving the way for even more layers of government, more regulations, more government writ large. They’re liberals.

Note that we the taxpayers will of course pay the (so-called) $218 MILLION price tag — which I guarantee you will rise to $650 MILLION in no time flat.

“What they have told us, is that it is quite hard to navigate the spaghetti of different federal government ministries, of what provinces and territories are doing, and what cities are doing,” Freeland said.

So the “concierge” is a spaghetti-eater or something. But comparing the myriad regulations and layers of government to “spaghetti” is like comparing horse shit to thin mints.

“What companies were looking for is a single-window approach. When I say concierge services, I mean someone who could guide them through all the things that are attractive about investing in Canada.”

Now it’s a “single window,” through which will be the bright shiny face of a handy spaghetti-eating “concierge.” But if mixed metaphors are the way to talk about this, then let’s just call it what it is: this idea is actually like “horse shit.”

The government wants to hire a CEO and to have the new federal agency up and running within one year. Besides hiring staff, the government still needs to work out how the new agency will work alongside existing foreign investment promotion operations set up by provinces and municipalities.

A CEO, and obviously other officers, staff — tons of staff — offices, pension plans, and all those other things that go with another layer of government; another bureaucracy; another expansion of government; another taxpayer bill to be paid.

And the story goes on, reading every bit like something in Pravda out of the old Soviet Union.

How about just reducing the complexity of this country for businesses, such that they don’t need a “concierge” just to sort through the crap? What? That’s too obvious? Too cost-effective? Too government-reducing? Too regulation-reducing? Too conservative? Yeah. Too bad. Because now we all have to pay another $218 MILLION (or more like $650 MILLION) to get them out of their crap pile.

It’s because they’re liberals, and it’s liberals’ ideology to grow government instead of reducing it. Growing government is obviously at least as important to them as growing business. And businesses will check out of that resort right quick.

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Canadian TV’s All-American Ratings for Dec 1 2016: Where’s the State-Owned CBC?

I used to present these charts or lists all the time, but I haven’t for a long time. It’s English Canada’s TV viewing habits in a snapshot.

This is the Canadian (english-language) viewership ranked from number 1 to 30 for the week of November 14 to November 20, 2016.*

1 BIG BANG THEORY – CTV
2 BULL – Global
3 NCIS – Global
4 SURV:MILLEN VS GEN X – Global
4 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – CTV
6 CRIMINAL MINDS – CTV
7 LUCIFER – CTV
8 GREY’S ANATOMY – CTV
9 HAWAII FIVE-O – Global
10 HNIC PRIME EAST – CBC
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES – Global
12 THIS IS US – CTV
13 CTV EVENING NEWS – CTV
14 MACGYVER – Global
15 AMER. MUSIC AWARDS – CTV
16 BLUE BLOODS – CTV
17 MURDOCH MYSTERIES – CBC
18 CHICAGO PD – Global
19 THE FLASH – CTV
20 CHICAGO FIRE – Global
21 MADAM SECRETARY – Global
22 BLINDSPOT – CTV
23 CONVICTION – CTV
24 TIMELESS – Global
25 HOW TO GET AWAY/MURD – CTV
26 CTV EVENING NEWS WKD – CTV
27 GOTHAM – CTV
28 BIG BANG THEORY(RERUNS) – CTV
29 DAVID BLAINE – CTV
30 CFL PLAYOFFS – TSN+

As you can see, the state-owned media is almost utterly ignored by most Canadians. Just why it is that so many Canadians insist on paying for it anyway — is beyond me. Logic flies out the window on this one.

The CBC pops up on line number 10 but it’s a hockey game. You can make your own mind up as to whether we need to provide $1.5 BILLION per year to the state-owned CBC in order to broadcast hockey games. Others can do it just as well or better I think.

If there were no hockey game, the CBC would have to wait until you got down to line 17 with MURDOCH MYSTERIES. That’s a show which started on Rogers’ CITY channels, and was later picked up by the state-owned CBC to run in competition against citizen-owned CTV, Global and the others. The CBC did not create this show, they merely pay for the right to broadcast it, just as the other Canadian channels all routinely do — and did — to get onto this ranking list. But of course the private companies did it with their own money rather than with taxpayer cash.

So also note that almost every single show on the list is an American-based and American-created show, which Canadian channels buy. Canadian news does rank in the top 30, and the CFL playoffs sneaked in at number 30. Apparently I was right when at age 14 I figured out that the state cannot social-engineer a state-sanctioned “Canadian culture,” and that it’s actually something that evolves organically — and among the people individually, rather than from the government down to the masses.

It’s not that there aren’t Canadian shows out there. There are. It’s just that nobody watches them. Here’s a personal anecdotal tidbit: Corner Gas (CTV) was a good show until the star, Brent Butt, who I used to think was funny, started seriously slamming religion — all religion generally — on Twitter, in light of the radical Islamist jihadist terrorist attacks in Kenya. He used the hashtag “#yayreligion”. Brent Butt tars Christians with the exact same brush as radical Islamic terrorists, so I stopped watching his show. His show is cancelled now but is in reruns still. I won’t watch it. I watched Corner Gas and those sorts of shows — like NFL football (Go Seahawks!… unless you go all “Black Lives Matter” on me before every game), to get away from left-wing politics. I think a lot of people do, which might help explain the CBC’s dismal ratings.

Finally, note that the CBC News is not on the list. Canadians prefer the privately-owned CTV News by a huge margin. I call CTV “Liberalvision.” The CBC is even further left. I think I’ll call them “Alt-Left.” I think that may be why nobody watches CBC News. I’m surprised Global doesn’t show any news presence here. Global might want to try a conservative-tolerant model, which seems to appeal to Americans — if Fox News Channel’s #1 ratings are any indication and I think it is. For years, FNC almost constantly beats CNN and the far-left MSNBC by double their numbers – combined. Sometimes, they have ranked as the number one cable channel period — not just cable news, all of cable.

The list goes as far as 30 and CBC News is obviously somewhere below that rank. It could be number 31 or 81 — I don’t know. But if they can’t ever crack the top 30, it seems quitting the news business might be the best option for the state-owned media, strictly from a financial standpoint, as the network news business is extremely expensive, and they’ve obviously utterly failed after all these many years and countless billions in taxpayer dollars. I guess you could and should say the same for the rest of their network. They’ve clearly failed. And there are other reasons aside from the purely financial for the state to remove itself from news and politics and entertainment which always skew left or far left — “Alt-Left” as I now call it. For example, the state shouldn’t compete against its own citizens in business for profit and their livelihood and that of their family. There are other examples.

* Information courtesy of Numeris

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Forget “Fake News”: State-owned CBC with a Trudeau face-licking BS News item

What do we call this? Corruption? Tyranny? Have we lost control? Light up your holidays with a 'Trudeau-scented' candle https://t.co/MS5SRwVlbR pic.twitter.com/GLrhssSX2W — CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) December 2, 2016 This was all could say without losing my Twitter account:

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The CBC explained, for you wretches and cranks.

So much CBC nuttery. The Globe & Mail’s guy who sits on the couch all day and watches TV — mostly CBC, if we are to take him at his word about the importance of it to humankind, preaches the same old CBC line. Yes it’s a repeat. It’s time for another episode of  “Canadians […]

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Globe & Mail columnist suddenly realizes that CBC is an existential threat to his employer… and him. Then goes back to sleep.

Hey remember that state-owned, socialism-reliant CBC that I’ve been writing negatively about for a decade and a half, here? And remember how I repeatedly write that the CBC is literally the state competing against its own citizens? Well don’t worry, the Globe & Mail’s on the case today. After 65 years. They should call themselves […]

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Liberal media: state-owned “corporations” are good!

Perhaps they’re just lamenting (what I call) the delightful passing of socialist dictator Fidel Castro, but I think Postmedia’s Vancouver Sun newspaper has gone full Castro on us. Here’s how their big weekend editorial begins: There is nothing inherently wrong with a Crown corporation, the Insurance Corp. of British Columbia, having a monopoly on providing […]

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Fidel Castro is dead! Trump/Trudeau: a contrast between the Real, and the Farce.

First let me express my deep delight that the evil, murderous, socialist dictator Fidel Castro is dead. Most sensible people feel the same way — all around the world. Not here at home though. Our leader, the Liberal-leftist Justin Trudeau, has made a mockery of us. Rather that deep delight, he feels “deep sorrow.” “It […]

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There’s “fake news” and there’s this: liberal media takes a poll for fake reasons.

I’ve said this roughly 8,000 times, but like liberals everywhere in Canada, the very liberal Liberal government in Victoria BC loves state-owned, state-run “businesses.” They won’t pay attention to this media poll or any poll that tells them the people think differently. The news radio station is asking because there’s reports of the state-owned car insurer, […]

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State-owned CBC NEWS tips readers to virulently anti-Trump OPINION piece — at their NEWS site. (Again).

  CBC News (@CBCNewsBC) tweeted this out, this morning: How 'common sense' came to mean its opposite under Donald Trumphttps://t.co/Ehdu42T9Br pic.twitter.com/HwFX6pwOhP — CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) November 25, 2016 Note that it was CBC News (@CBCnewsBC) that tweeted the link to their article. The article began like this: Donald Trump’s victory was the most dramatic […]

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Crooked Hillary move over: Trudeau Liberals sound like the corrupt Clintons; and our media love them all the same

I’ll give the Globe and Mail credit for at least breaking from their Donald Trump smearing obsession for five minutes today, to mention one of our nation’s biggest stories (and one that’s true, too!). They’re suggesting today what could be massive political corruption, in our country, associated with the Trudeau Liberal Party. Yes, them, again. […]

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Globe & Mail’s liberal smugfest for Monday Nov 21 2016

Some of the featured headlines on the liberals’ Globe and Mail division just scream “I’m a liberal and you should be too, and here’s why.” Actually, most of them do. And most of them aren’t even “news,” they’re opinions (they’re not even remotely described as opinions pieces, but they absolutely are), or they’re dubbed as […]

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“CBC in Cuba”. We can only hope they love it and stay

“CBC IN CUBA: Cuban activist thinks Trudeau visit will help chip away at state control.” Yeah…. I’m not so sure Trudeau is your man to “chip away at state control.” Especially as reported by the state-owned, and Trudeau backed, CBC. In fact I’m sure of it. And if I’m honest, while I’m sure the Cubans […]

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Gov gets in way of gov, which gets in the way of people, progress, and sanity

Here’s a Sunday headline from the the liberals’ left-wing Postmedia (Vancouver) division this morning: Vancouver council urged to provide more electric-vehicle charging stations. It’s another example of their daily liberal-left affirmation program. The whole paper — The Province — is like this. Note that the “urging” for charging stations comes not from the folks, or companies, […]

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A media Hell bent on not reading things right

Last night the financial market elites (not individual folks) freaked out when they figured out their media got it all wrong, and Donald Trump was going to win. The cool kids were anti-Trump, because they watch CNN (or worse). The stock market futures markets were tanking. The liberal news media reported the crap out of […]

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Morning in America

Good morning — or as one of the 8000 liberal media pundits put it, “When the Apocalypse came at midnight, I called my conservative brother to see what was going on.” First, I’m impressed by the fact that when the apocalypse came (it didn’t), that particular liberal (yes of course, it’s a new York York […]

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