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NUTS: Some of This Week’s Tidbits

The week of Sept 11 at least thus far:

♦ This Globe and Mail comedy bit (it IS supposed to be comedy, right?) caused a “whoooboy THAT’S nuts” and an “oh yeah, that’s JUST what we need” — by me:

I didn’t read it, because I already got enough comedy and dumb-assery from the Washington Post this morning; and after laughing at that risible and obsequious G&M headline, reading this article would be just too much dumbassery for one day.


♦ Not nutty, just about the nutty left: another excellent explainer from Dennis Prager (a former columnist here!):
Leftism Is Not Liberalism. Here Are the Differences.


♦ Nutty Alert: The Globe & Mail rarely fails to deliver a daily smattering of leftist-inspired nonsense, not just in their reporting but in the form of right-wing-hating, America-hating, Christian-hating, and capitalism-hating opinions. This day is no exception. This example, a sort of book review by from their reliable smug leftist Lawrence Martin, is nothing new — it’s super dumb:

[Author] Mr. Andersen is selective in building his thesis [that America is full of loons — like Donald Trump! SHOCKA! — and Americans writ large are nutcases], piling all the unorthodoxies atop one another to give his narrative a convincing thrust. An author could well make the opposite case, selectively choosing all the fine examples of rationality running through American history that made the country a dominant global force. You won’t find many leaders more rational and judicious than Barack Obama. The American population elected him twice and, if he was allowed to run again, would probably have done so a third time. …

Barack Obama, aside from causing a historic racial divide, acting on pure left-wing ideology, was serially unjudicious, bypassing congress and issuing nonstop executive orders as if an emperor, shirking and outright contravening the Constitution countless times (which Lawrence Martin nonetheless calls “judicious!”). He will also go down in history largely as the president whose butt was most-kissed by a sycophantic left-wing media, as exemplified in Martin’s article here. This is utterly irrational in every way. Note Martin is a Canadian. A nutty one, but Canadian nonetheless. Dumbassery is evidently not confined to the ever-so nutty United States.


♦ Speaking of nuts: British Columbia elected a socialist NDP government this spring — actually let me start again. BC actually didn’t elect a socialist NDP government. The Liberals won the popular vote and the most seats, but the two even further leftist parties joined forces to oust the lesser leftists. So the socialist cabal have come up with an interim budget; or to put it more truthfully, they’ve come up with their first of many massive tax and spend gobbledegook screeds which will certainly wreck BC again — just like they did the last time BC had an NDP government. How’s that going over amongst the peeps?

Vancouver Sun, Sept 14 2017

Not a good start. Honeymoon over. But as Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer ever-so gently and deferentially writes (this incessant uncritical-of-the-NDP writing — is what helped get us here):

… [Finance Minister] James will need to rustle up more dollars to cover the cost of $10 child care ($855 million for the first three years alone) and $1 billion plus to complete the phase out of Medical Service Plan premiums, to mention just two of the not fully funded promises in Monday’s update.

On that basis, I would brace for additional tax increases, particularly if the economy flattens out more than she already projects.

Among the myriad unsaid: The NDP has literally lowered official economic expectations — GDP guidance — dramatically, and probably not even enough, to somewhat account for some of their upcoming socialist policies.

Let that sink in.

Brace for a lot more than just “additional tax increases,” BC. And Canada for that matter.

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The NDP’s #FakeGrassroots

The you’ve got to be kidding party has got to get the word “grassroots” straight in their heads.

Or maybe they think astroturf is organic. Or maybe they’re just full of it.

I’d love to be a fly on the wall wherein the hired (so, paid) organizers set up (or “grow”) what is clearly a fake “movement,” created by political marketing hacks, about one fake narrative or another (whichever one polls the best), and see how they dupe Canadians and the media into believing all their fakery as if it’s actual news rather than fake news.

Then again they call themselves “progressives” instead of socialists.

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Hillary of the North?

The left-wing millionaire mayor of Vancouver, also known as Mayor Moonbeam, and as the mayor whose primary legacy after three terms in office (and actually the only thing I can think of that he’s done at all) is creating annoying, traffic-jamming bike lanes in downtown Vancouver — is losing his chief of staff.

We don’t care that Mike Magee is leaving his job, but it brought about interesting reminders about who we’re dealing with here, and how eerily similar the theme is to Hillary Clinton and her quagmire of email deletions, questionable use of her office for personal or political gain, cozy relationships with certain individuals and groups, among other things (I make no allegations here — just pontificating based on news reports).

Magee is going back to the business he founded, Convergence Strategies, which is a left-wing hub of, well, something, but it’s unclear to me what. I think it’s designed that way, as most far-left organizations are. Every time I have to sort out these left-wing groups, I wind up in a morass of cross-pollinating socialists, with the same left-wing individuals and group names popping up almost every time, each name and group itself being a morass of other intermingling socialists. Then I have to shower.

This, from a report written up in Business in Vancouver last week (Oct 21, 2016) about the departure of Magee:

…At his 2008 swearing-in, Robertson vowed: “I will not let you down on making city hall more open and accountable,” yet the Vision Vancouver city hall still has no lobbyist registry, was slammed for cosy relations with developers and found to have repeatedly broken freedom of information laws.

Magee admitted to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in early 2015 that he mass-deletes his email. An OIPC investigation released last June found city hall delayed information inappropriately, deliberately missed deadlines, lost documentation, released incomplete responses and discriminated against reporters who sought public information.

A judge turned down a 2014-filed B.C. Supreme Court petition that alleged Robertson was in conflict of interest over the lease of a civic building to Hootsuite. But the case included evidence that Magee used his Convergence email account for communicating with Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes while the deal was under negotiation. The OIPC has said that public workers are not allowed to use private email accounts to subvert FOI laws.

Note that the article and its pretty scathing information was printed just last week, three terms after Robertson was first elected. I imagine CNN and the Washington Post and NBC the rest of them will similarly take-up the news flash about Clinton’s 30 years of corruption shortly after she’s elected again in 2020.

Mike Magee reportedly orchestrated Robertson’s rise to power under the new left-wing “Vision” civic party banner, first by helping break apart the then-dominating left-wing civic political party COPE, which, as I’ve documented here over the years, is a party associated with the NDP and was associated with the more full-on communists. “[A]ctivists from the British Columbia New Democratic Party and the Communist Party of British Columbia is how Wikipedia airily describes COPE’s roots. Robertson was erstwhile a member of the BC legislature (under the NDP banner, as if I had to tell you).

Convergence Strategies’ services reportedly include “strategic finance and philanthropy, campaign and communications planning, branding and focus groups.” In other words, what? Luckily I speak Socialist Buzzword so I have an idea of what they do. I think it’s funding and organizing groups with an unnamed but ardently left-wing political agenda. For example, a previous version of Convergence’s still “under construction” website says, “The Convergence team serves diverse groups and individuals committed to a vision of positive social and environmental change.” And “committed to unleashing the power and wisdom of social change leaders, philanthropists, investors, organizations, and movements. We offer a range of services to clients across Canada and the U.S….”.

Dog whistle alert.

A quick scan of the clients reveals the far-left pedigree:

The website listed more that [sic] 50 clients, including Tides Canada and Renewal Partners, several American foundations, BC Hydro, EcoJustice, various First Nations groups and “several anonymous donors and investors.”

Most of us on the right know about Tides and other far-left groups which share radical-left agendas. (Gregor Robertson was also a Tides Canada director from 2002 -2004). The groups Magee is involved with appear to be a whole grab-bag of these far-left polemicists and rabble rousers. Those groups’ own backers are in turn other far-left agitators and financiers — including George Soros, for example, who finances much of the far-left political activity and adjunct organizations in the U.S. and globally —  and also including Hillary Clinton and the Clinton industrial complex. Here’s a screengrab of a recent Washington Times article:


This is all rather ironic if you recall left-wing career politician and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her infamous whine du jour — illegitimate and deceptive though it was — about the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” which (along with Monica Lewinski and scads of other allegedly raped and abused women) was supposedly keeping her and her man and their leftist vision down. In fact for the Clintons and their machine the reality is that to this very day, the vastly left-wing news media and Hollywood and academia and historians and authors and their political hacks continue to, um, vastly cooperate in every which way to slay the conservative right (in the U.S. and in Canada); and continue to rescue The Clintons and protect them, and continue to promote the crap out of them with their vast resources, all day long.

So apparently these far-left organizations and players are not just marching America toward their dream of a socialist and eco-left sanctuary but Canada too. Their lefty tentacles touch each other across borders (national borders is itself a concept they deplore) and across the business/personal/government line too. (Vivian Krause is your go-to for tons of extremely useful insight into the U.S./Canada ties amongst politicians and groups, doing her own reporting and boldly, publicly, asking key people Fair Questions on Twitter.)

The similarities between leftist politicians here and leftist politicians like Hillary Clinton with her disdain for huge swaths of the “deplorable” American electorate continues: Like the lefties in the U.S. caught in the Wikileaks’ transparency-a-palooza, Robertson and his associates were caught on a “hot mic” badmouthing Canadian citizens who opposed him too. He and his comrades all laughed at and mocked the citizens after some dared to speak in a public forum in council chambers against his government’s plans. Gregor Robertson: “Who are all these fucking…who are these hacks, man?” (Hot mic action starts at the 1:55 mark, man):

Hillary didn’t call Trump’s supporters “Fucking” deplorables — just “a basket of deplorables,” but comparisons between what’s going on in the U.S. and in Canada abound. Vancouver is often called “Hollywood North” — a moniker which makes me gag for several good reasons — but it could also be called “Hillary North” — which is even more gag-worthy.

And then there’s Ontario.


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Alberta’s new socialist gov CAN’T raise the wage…until economy picks up. Huh?

And here we were told by the fact, evidence, and science-based economists of the Alberta NDP that if the government forces employers to raise the minimum wage to exactly $15 per hour, it will actually fix the economy, make it grow, create jobs, and whiten teeth, etc. So how could this be?


Actual quotes from the article, which, notwithstanding the hilarity, is written as a serious article:

…the government indicated the move would create more jobs and ensure workers in the province receive a living wage.

In an interview Wednesday, Notley said her government will examine the minimum wage issue as Alberta grapples with low oil prices and the economic downturn. …

… An internal government document prepared last June showed the province can’t currently evaluate the impact of its plan to hike Alberta’s minimum wage to $15 per hour and that “significant job loss” could be a “realistic possibility.” Prepared for Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson, the note was obtained by CFIB through a freedom of information request. …

Maybe if they raise the wage to $45 per hour, it will fix the Alberta economy. Well either that or resign and call an election.

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Socialist NDP HATES those state-owned monopolies – which they created

British Columbia has a state-owned and state-run car insurance monopoly, which is of course completely unnecessary, purely ideological, and universally hated  – by all sensible people except its creators, the socialist NDP (circa 1973). Or… maybe by them too?

The reason it is hated starts largely with the fact that it utterly sucks, to use the proper economics terminology.

Sun_re_ICBC-2015-11-10_0758Today it was announced that “the corporation” (yeah, “the corporation”) was going to stop allowing monthly payments for insurance premiums to be paid by credit card (because you know, what business accepts credit cards these days?!). And yes, “corporation” is what a sycophantic liberal media like the Vancouver Sun calls a state-owned, state-run politbureau when they want to whitewash the socialism; and yes they also call Apple a corporation as if it is exactly the same kind of thing.

Anyway that announcement prompted Adrian Dix, the leader of the opposition socialist NDP, to say this, and we kid you not, this is an exact quote:

The change will be a major inconvenience to some customers, and is the kind of thing ICBC can get away with only because the Crown agency has a monopoly on basic insurance and drivers can’t take their business elsewhere, said NDP critic Adrian Dix.

“What they are doing is making things harder for their customers and clearly, given what they say the fees are, a lot of their customers were using this method of payment,” Dix said.

Of course the “they” that Dix refers to is his own party’s state-owned, state-run monopoly behemoth, which he calls a “Crown agency”perhaps because “state-owned and state-run” sounds too North Korean; and it is one which, according to himself, “makes things harder for customers.”

But if you’re waiting for the part where the Vancouver Sun reporter, Rob Shaw, laughed out loud and demanded in Karl_Marx_thought-bubble-no-competition!disbelief that the socialist leader revisit what the frick he just said about it being a government operation and there being no competition in the marketplace, you’ll be waiting a long time. No such questions were asked by the reporter. No remark about it whatsoever. Apparently it was all good. Perfectly acceptable.

Unbelievable. It should have been the feature part of the article. There should be a 2-page investigative analysis about the BS that is the NDP (and their own shoddy reporting, but yeah…).  This kind of reporting, this kind of intellectual dishonesty, and lying, and lying by omission, is why low-information Sun_re_ICBC-2015-11-10_075713voters vote for the NDP or Liberals, so why would the Left ever start to do things any differently?

While we’re on this left-wing politician/media cabal-fest, note how the liberal-left’s media division, like the socialist NDP itself, absolutely forbid the use of the proper terminology, which is “state-owned” and/or “state-run,” to describe the left-wing monstrosity in question. Aside from “corporation” and “Crown agency,” they also whitewash it with crap like “the public auto insurer.”

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Left-wing government news today: “It’s not looking good.”

Thanks to liberals/leftists worldwide, it really isn’t looking good.  We start from the left coast and this Globe & Mail article, and, well, actually we just keep moving left.


…“The count came in at the average that we’ve seen over the last 10 years,” Mr. Affleck told reporters. “The mayor made a commitment, a promise in 2008 to end homelessness. Clearly, he’s failed at that promise.” He said the consistent numbers on homelessness underlie the failings of the mayor’s Vision Vancouver party on the file. “It’s very disappointing.” …

Another article said it straight up:

…[homeless numbers are] still higher than they were back in 2008, when the mayor first promised to end homelessness in this city.

Gregor Robertson and city council have now reviewed a 34-page report breaking down the latest data, and it’s not looking good. …

And over in the newly far-left NDP-led Albertistan, they naturally raised corporate taxes, because that’s what left-wing governments all over the world do (and then turn into Greece). And what do you know? Their corporate cash cows like Westjet – which has dared to succeed and have the gall to actually make a profit – start to bleed.




And then there’s Greece, as led by a communist/socialist government.

And China and its state-controlled economy and state-controlled stock market, plunging.

No, it is not looking good for the world when liberals and leftists take the reins of power.


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It happened while I was eating a sandwich. I’ll remember what I was doing at the time.

So what happened? Where to begin….

It’s a tradition. The only one leftists love. I think it’s also in the constitution. Plus the geniuses at that UN “man-made global warming” department have written a big report signed by 8 cajillion teachers and lawyers, thus ending the debate as the science on this thing is settled. Also, the smart-set, led by the scientist David Suzuki at the state-owned CBC, all embrace it:  Spending promises, and more spending promises, and promises of new government programs, and more government programs, and then also more government “services,” requiring even more public servants.

It hurts my brain.

As a normal, alert and informed Canadian and a conservative who isn’t high on crack, I’ve always mused at the possibility of a politician actually having the balls run on a platform of spending less. And then of course I cry myself to sleep.

220px-Tim_Hudak_(cropped)And then whatdoyaknow, Tim Hudak of the province of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party (ugh  —  the “Progressive” part hurts my very soul) surprised me as he laid this one on us today:

“I’m not going to be the leader that promises you more and more spending,” Hudak said Friday. “There’s no compassion in borrowing money on your credit card and handing it over to you. I’m actually promising less spending.”
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Needless to say I put down my sandwich.

While he was at it, he promised to cut 100,000 public service jobs. And freeze public service wages for two years.

What a nut. Spending less taxpayer cash. Reducing the size of the pathologically bloated government. Freezing their own often exuberant wages.  Working toward eliminating a $12.5 BILLION deficit ASAP. It’s like he’s high on sound economics or common sense or just met Ted Cruz or something.

I also read this:

The Tory leader has already said that teachers will be targeted. He also vowed to eliminate agencies like the Ontario Power Authority, Local Health Integration Networks and the College of Trades.

Flo_now_thats_progressiveHe had me at teachers.

Of course the even more progressive parties are against this platform. The socialists of both the Ontario Liberals and the NDP castigated it. Mocked it. The news media helped them mock it by providing them copious face time on TV to renounce this blasphemy against the progressive state.

The progressives all think government is not too big  —  in fact they promise more government, so they think government is too small right now. They think you can never reduce the size of government, no, you can’t cut even one government job. I think that’s also in the constitution, etc  —  at least it’s obviously in their respective political manifestos. If you’re a left-winger, you can only grow government bigger. Now that’s progressive, as Flo might say if she were a socialist running to be premier of Ontario.

For the fanatical public-sector union loving Liberal Party and the NDP, a funny thing happened on the way to their hypocrisy: This:


Funny how that works, isn’t it? The left’s hypocrisy, I mean.

I don’t have much faith in a party which calls itself “Progressive” anything, even if the other word is Conservative. But this promise is the most refreshing and intelligent thing I’ve heard in this country, in too long.

I’m going to finish my sandwich now, and remember this promise  —  and the caterwauling from the far-left and further-left about it.



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NDP MP links 9/11 truthers with the supposed shameful “climate deniers,” and “anti-choicers”

You know how they say it’s the coverup, rather than the crime, that get politicians into trouble? Here’s a twist on that.

NDP MP Megan Leslie allowed her official NDP web page’s events calendar to be used for a promotion for a 9/11 truther event. If you can stomach it, cast aside the repugnance of the 9/11 truther conspiracy idiocy, and even the fact that a sitting MP would allow that kind of promotion on her official NDP web site. And even try to tolerate the fact that she has decided to keep that promotion in place, even after she’s been made aware of it. Try to forget all the 9/11 victims and their families, and all the soldiers who fought terrorists in Afghanistan and were killed or maimed (and to that last point, I still wear red on Fridays).

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In this case, it’s not the crime  —  I don’t have a clue if Megan Leslie is a 9/11 truther or not  —  nor her making the patently stupid mistake of allowing 9/11 truthers to promote that disgracefully insulting and insensitive nonsense on her official NDP web site; and then leaving it there seemingly to prove her arrogance and stupidity.  It’s her response that irks me.

Here’s a Canadian NDP MP’s defense of herself after allowing her taxpayer-subsidized NDP web site’s events calendar be used to drum-up support for a 9/11 truther event, and being called on it (with my highlighting):

Megan Leslie
meganleslie_webHi Facebook friends,

Yesterday I got attacked by a Conservative MP for my events calendar on my website. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know that it is full of all kinds of events from the community. This MP raised the fact that there is a 9/11 Truther event on the site. Partisan trolls on Twitter got all excited, and all of a sudden, it was a story.

I keep this aspect of my site as a service to the community. I’m proud of how many people use it, and the way it supports our community. I won’t post anything that is illegal, and I won’t post events about hate, but otherwise, I don’t judge what goes up. If there were a climate denier rally or an anti-choice talk, I would post them. I have a process for dealing with complaints from the community. There is also a disclaimer on the site saying they events may not reflect my views or the views of the NDP.

What do you think? Where is the line? I’ve been accused of showing poor judgement, and damaging my good name by associating with groups like this. But I don’t just represent people I agree with. Would you judge the posts? Would you not post at all? I’d be interested in hearing what you would do.

Condescending much?

First, if you are concerned by this and call her on it, you’re “attacking” her and you are a “partisan troll.” But you gotta love how Megan Leslie, MP, puts “climate deniers” and “anti-choice” people (using purposely derogatory terms) in with the same lot as megan leslie_partisan-trolls9/11 truthers. She will now also put me in the “attacker” camp along with the other “trolls,” as she calls people who criticize her, in addition to the “climate denier” camp, and the “anti-choice” slot.

But don’t worry, she’s not “partisan.” And she doesn’t “judge.”

She has quite the mentality for a Member of Parliament. People who don’t agree with her free abortion stance, and her “man-made global megan leslie_i-dont-judgewarming” theories, are cast as the ills of society akin to the disgraceful 9/11 truthers, and marked by her with her derogatory, bromidic labels. Yet she “represents” you and all, she says.

You and all definitely pay her salary. This is a Canadian MP calling other Canadians who pay her exorbitant $160,200.00++ salary, “trolls,” and who attempts to reduce earnest ideological opponents into tendentious categories of supposed shame: “climate deniers,” and “anti-choice.”

She makes the passive-aggressive claim that in order to be absolutely fair, and balanced, and open, and “I don’t judge,” she allows event postings by radicals like 9/11 truthers  —  because she also represents people she doesn’t agree with.  Like “deniers” and those “anti-choice” dictators, I presume.

This is all emblematic of the inconsistent application of principles, and the peculiar hypocritical style of “tolerance” that is the left and far-left, particularly the far-left NDP.

She as an MP thinks a 9/11 truther event is a “service to the community?” Apparently she’s utterly tone-deaf and incapable of perspective. Or she really advocates it. I cannot begin to explain how someone who pretends to be full of compassion has absolutely no comprehension of how insulting and disrespectful that kind of thing is, to so many people, particularly those involved  —  which include many Canadians. And there is no rationalizing how she thinks it is appropriate to lump those 9/11 truthers in with good, honest people who have studied the climate science and simply don’t agree with the failing theories of “man-made global warming;” and lump those 9/11 nutters in with those who are simply pro-life and against free, limitless abortions.

Yeah. And yet, we’re the “trolls.”

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What’s Zulu for “complete government bullcrap?”

OK watch out for an air-quote festival, I’m addressing another government waste-a-thon. So you understand.

Without even fully delving into the obvious, gross misuse of taxpayer funds that is self-important government “officials” taking their spouses on “business” trips, why did government “officials” even have to go to a “parliamentary” conference in South Africa at all, last year? Why go to almost any of these elaborate conferences, for that matter, which are held in exotic places on exactly the opposite end of the world, with amazing regularity?

They are absolutely a waste of time and money. Some more than others. This one belongs in the “more,” or even “most” category.Parliamentary_Conference-03

Naturally (a word I use advisedly), the annual prize goes to those so-called “environmental” conferences, wherein politicians from all over the globe travel first by limousine, to their various global airports (mostly named after politicians), then by jet aircraft, first class, or even by national military aircraft which are designed for national security, to exotic locations on the other side of the planet. Then into another limo, to a luxury resort hotel. And various outings and dinners and shows and cocktail parties, to which they are shuttled by luxurious limos or coaches, not bikes. In the exquisite conference halls, they meet other big government “officials” (and some of their spouses), all dressed to the nines, in luxurious surroundings over cocktails and fine wine and shrimp foo-foos (but don’t worry, they’re “organic!”). There, they yap with each other, through multiple translations, about their plans to impose their big-government “green” laws, and restrictions and new taxes supposedly designed to reduce “carbon emissions,” and more programs to further re-social-engineer and re-regulate to control the bad behavior of… evil and very misbehaved and utterly stupid non-government minion citizens, and the little useful idiots people, whom they think of as their “subjects,” back home.

The arrogance and hypocrisy is almost as breathtaking as the asininity of people like us allowing them to get away with this elitist idiocy.

The conference in South Africa, of all places, that Liberal Speaker Linda Reid now infamously attended with her husband, as well as assistant deputy Speaker NDP MLA Raj Chouhan and his wife, was the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. Try as I might, I cannot determine what, exactly, the point of it was. Besides wasting time and money.

Here’s the pitch from their website:

“Global political issues and developments in the parliamentary system are analyzed in conference debates among leading Parliamentarians representing Parliaments and Legislatures throughout the Commonwealth.”

Wow. Sounds official. Also, it sounds like complete bullcrap.  Good thing nobody has to attend, because…

“A summary of the main views expressed in conference debates is sent to Members, Commonwealth governments and international agencies.”

So in other words, “we’ll email ya, so you really don’t need to be here. And if you came, well shit, we sure got you good  —  well you and the people who pay you, sucka.”

I watched a YouTube video to try to garner more understanding of its worthiness. I came away knowing only that it sounded like the biggest waste of time and money I can remember, at least since the advent of Obamacare or “man-made global warming” or “stimulus spending.”  So I watched another and another. It just got worse. Confirmed it.

I’ve never heard of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, which suckers taxpayers into sending self-important government “officials” to their annual chin-wag.  You’d think with all the big-government self-anointed poo-bahs in attendance every year, at least one tiny bit of news would come of it. But no. Nothing. Do any media even attend? I bet not. I gave up searching for just one news media report after page four of my Google search.

I’m actually quite sure it’s about as close to a scam as you can get without actually calling it that.

It’s quite telling that the official web site of the “CPA” indicates that the next conference will be held in Kenya. Yeah but that’s in 2010. I’m not making this up.  If I were to shop around online for something or someplace to travel and I saw this…

(“The conference will be held in Kenya in 2010.”)

…I’d keep shopping. So perhaps the conference is more than mere complete bullcrap — it’s actually more like well-composted manure at this point three or four years later  — a product which would actually be more useful to taxpayers.

Raj Chouhan-NDP

Raj Chouhan-NDP

I’d like to see a lengthy written summary, from BC Liberal Speaker Linda Reid and the assistant deputy Speaker NDP MLA Raj Chouhan.  Report back to us about exactly how taxpayers were served by their all being there, and why it was even remotely a good use of thousands of dollars of taxpayers’ funds, and the loss of work time for which we simultaneously pay them exorbitantly. Reid gets $152,788.50 plus expenses and a Cadillac benefits plan and pension plan…; Chouhan gets $137,509.65 ++.  And of course we have to pay for their spouses to go on elaborate trips with them whenever they want. We’ll read the report and decide if they should be fired. My reflex reaction is Trump-like. “You’re fired.”

Linda Reid-BC Liberal Speaker of the House

Linda Reid-BC Liberal Speaker of the House

And moving forward, if I were premier, I’d ban all further travel to any conference at all, ever again.

Actually, I’m more powerful than them. I’m a citizen and a taxpayer. Those people are servants of the people and work for me and us.  So I ban it. I demand an end to this disgraceful and immoral waste of my taxpayer cash, and the ripping off of taxpayers. You should too. I know you understand the parliamentary system of democracies, even without a fancy elitist conference.

I’ll bet neither Speaker Reid nor assistant deputy Speaker Chouhan learned how to speak the phrase “complete government bullcrap” in Zulu  —  or in any other language, including English. I, at least, did some semi-useful work: the translation from “complete government manure” to Zulu is “kuqediwe kahulumeni umquba,” according to a translator. My report would thus be more worthwhile reading.



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What we got here are nefarious ties to untruthiness, Tom

Politicians like the socialist NDP’s leader Tom Mulcair make the pedantic and excruciatingly boring claim that they need to be elected because they’re so, so honest, and the guy who’s in power now is so corrupt. Join me in a mass yawn. And so it’s weird to keep finding such blatant dishonesty in their ridiculous daily (or more) NDP mail-outs, in which they plead for money… presumably so that they can get scads of money and a “huge campaign war chest,” so they can buy their way to victory.


So Stephen Harper’s war chest is “courtesy of his friends with ties to big oil and other corporate interests”?  That’s not true. And by the way, what’s wrong with people in the oil business? Are they bad Canadians? Do the NDP hate them? Are the NDP conducting a war against oil, and a war against the good Canadians who work in the oil industry? Do they hate some Canadians, like those “corporate interests?” Are the NDP at war with business?  What the hell is the matter with these people, who are always dividing people in Canada and trying to set one sector off against another?

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Thomas Mulcair, ever so honest leader

The fact is, the Conservatives have gotten to be the biggest fund-raisers by far, by appealing to the average guy. It’s also how they got elected. Time and again.  They get most of their cash from smaller donors  —   many more than any other party  —  and four times as many as the NDP. Like 100,000 people, per year. Those are Harper’s evil “friends.” This fact is readily available for the checking. The numbers are public, so you can go look yourself.

And this is to say nothing of the fact that corporations are in fact banned from donating to political parties, despite the insinuation by the NDP in their deceptive smear-mail. Corporations have been banned for donating to political parties in Canada since 2004, not that there isn’t organized corporate support anyway. But it’s the Liberals who have been, at least in modern Canadian and U.S. history, the bigger beneficiaries of that corporate support. Not the right.

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Nathan Rotman, NDP Director and emailer

But at least we know those massive labor unions don’t support the NDP, right? Well that’s a joke of course. The Liberals get most of the corporate support, and the NDP get all the union support, and not just in cash  —  in numerous other ways too. It’s the Conservatives who are up against it, and still come out ahead anyway.

One last fib: “…it’s the well-connected that really win”. Are they implying that those horrible people who they want you to join them in hating  —  “friends with ties to big oil and other corporate interests”  —  give the Conservatives campaign money, and then massive government corruption ensues, like in some socialist countries, Putin’s Russia, or like in Canada’s Liberal Party Sponsorship Scandal? That’s quite a charge of corruption, and it’s one that they obviously can’t make honestly, so they churlishly make it dishonestly. And in so doing, they knowingly smear Conservatives, including all of those 100,000-plus good Canadians who have contributed to that party.


Nice and honest.

Vote NDP.

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Progressive Humongousitis

Jumpin’ Jehosafats. What the heck just took over my entire, hayuge computer screen?  Why it’s the leader of the you’ve got to be kidding party, Tom Mulcair! Hi Tom! Look how huge you are! I can see your skin pores! They’re very egalitarian!  Ya got some good “facial justice” going on there, Tom!

Can you see him? Look hard! He’s that ginormous guy right there dominating half your personal space.


I did what any normal, free human being would do, and quickly clicked something  —  anything   —  to get that hugenormous mug off my eye balls. And I got this on page two:


Dear God. Or in this case, Dear Leader! What is this  —  the state-owned CBC?  Get this largeosophus face outta my peepers! This enormity is actually not desirous for me as a common working man. Together, let’s build a smaller mug of “Tom.” I’d even be OK with it if their Canada Post division did the artwork and then used it for a national stamp honoring Tom and socialism. Well OK I wouldn’t like that at all, but maybe one of those taxpayer-subsidized “artists” from the National Film Board could do it for under a hundred grand! After it’s all organized, they could call it a “grassroots” project!

Anyway, so duh, I took an axe to my computer.

When I got a new computer with what was left of my after-tax dollars, I exercised my free market rights and went over to the central planning and revenue redistribution site, and saw red. Mao red.


I hoped, and worked hard, but all I got was this huge picture! I imagine there will soon be a new  —  even bigger  —  Imax-screen-sized pic to accommodate their newly larger-by-one family. Hint to the Liberal politburo (or the CBC): make the pic a smidge smaller, instead! Possibly balance the rest out with pics of doobies! It really doesn’t matter, for hope and hard work will allow for a magical web site that will balance itself!

I’m a sucker for kids and lots of ’em, and besides, the site put me in the mind of Chinese food for supper tonight, so I resisted the temptation to plop my new computer out the window of my once extravagant ProudToBeCanadian World Headquarters office window and risking hitting my middle-class car, below.  I simply surfed over to the Unicorns-‘n-Rainbows website, and holy shnikies….


In Your Face, DeniersHi Liz! I can literally see your greenies in your shnoz on account of your noggin-shot being so elephantine! This, again, is surely not the desired outcome. At least not without a Kleenex (or wad of grass, or whatever you earthers use instead of Kleenex these days). The Unicorns-‘n-Rainbows collective should really form a committee and make a smaller May. It might make for a smaller carbon footprint, ‘n junk. Possibly garner the financial support of some American-based “environmental” activists for your new front page! Get Suzuki on the horn!

I then checked out the less liberal but still progressive site. Surely it’d be more “conservative” than progressively enormous. Alas, more of the same ginormous huge-facious syndrome, albeit with lots of white space, obviously reflecting their racist tendencies  —  am I right, liberals and other folks who are patently full of crap?! Hey maybe the white space is a freakin’ “hidden agenda!”

It is generally smaller, more conservative than the others, yes. But yowza, baby! Just. Plain. Big.


For all of them, I might suggest a photo of, say, Canada, or Canadian families and Canadians and their businesses, instead of a gigantic mug of a political personality. This isn’t Stalin-era Soviet Union or Maoist China, tho I know some of you sneaky devils would just as soon it were! You know who you are, Justin! (One would hope.)

This idea of smaller pictures of a political figure might help indicate to us tiny minions who actually own this country that you acknowledge our lives don’t revolve around, and aren’t all about a big government boss, you know, like Stalin or Justin’s guy, Xi Jinping; but rather it’s about our country Canada. Us. Not government. Maybe they don’t acknowledge that. And that is problematic for us.

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I call bullcrap on NDP’s “National Day of Action”.

Since I’ve been talking about Obama lying over there at the world of truth and goodness, I thought I’d poke around to find some of the pictures and articles about the NDP’s much ballyhooed (only by them) “National Day of Action” that they supposedly had last weekend. It’s Tuesday, so there’s lots of photos and articles by now. Surely. But I can find almost nothing, anywhere, on the interwebs.

Today, the NDP central planning committee sent me an update regarding their supposed “National Day of Action.” They say “The numbers say it all,” but I guess I’m a “denier” (or possibly a “racist.”)  To me, the numbers say “bull.”



2,172 grassroots activists in 141 communities hit the doorsteps for our first National Day of Action on Saturday.

First-time volunteers got a taste of organizing on the ground and essential training ahead of next year’s election. Supporters braved the cold temperatures in Edmonton and the snow in Surrey.

And all that hard work paid off. Check out these numbers:

  • 141 teams across the country knocked on 112,453 doors to share the NDP’s practical plan to make life more affordable.
  • Hundreds more shared content online to reach as many Canadians as possible.
  • In one day alone, 28,298 new supporters joined our affordability campaign.

That’s an impressive start, and a strong sign of what’s possible when we organize neighbour-to-neighbour. That’s why we’re planning four more National Days of Action in 2014.

It’s days like Saturday, when thousands of New Democrats take action together, that will make all the difference in 2015.

But this kind of organizing requires a steady stream of resources – for clipboards, walk-sheets, pens, leaflets, coffee, and lunch for hungry canvassers. It’s going to take all of us pitching in what we can.

Donate now, or forward this email to five friends, and ask them to join the NDP:



Thanks again for making the first National Day of Action a great success. Whether you shared content online or knocked on your neighbour’s door, you’re part of the movement that will elect the first ever NDP government.



Nathan Rotman
National Director
Canada’s New Democrats

P.S. As our movement grows, so does the need for resources on the ground. Our team leaders and volunteers will need a new supply of materials for the next National Day of Action. Help out with a donation today:

First of all, your organization’s massive marketing campaign cannot, as I said in another article, “create” “grassroots activists.” That’s an oxymoron. See this brief but supremely good article.

Second, if you really had 2,172 “grassroots activists” out there all across the country on a Saturday, surely there would be more than three pictures featuring maybe six people posted on the entire world wide internets. There would be hundreds or thousands of pictures. Mostly selfies of course. But there aren’t more than about three pictures posted, per my Google search. Virtually nothing, from a group of excited young “activists” who normally upload pictures of themselves all day long. Those numbers say, well, a lot.NDP_photo-gigantus-3(300px)

And there would be tons of press reports. But there is… only one. And that one includes one of the pictures I mentioned earlier. I searched. (I found one other on a left-wing web site, but they were bashing the effort as stupid and useless, in advance.)

Well surely, then, at the big  —  their central left-wing activist planning politburo  —  there would be tons of pictures and videos, right? But there’s just dozens of humungous pictures of leader “Tom” Mulcair (and I do mean humungous). There’s nothing there about this “National Day of Action,” at all. No press releases, no photos on their photo (of Mulcair) page, nothing in their videos (of Mulcair) page, no nothing, anywhere.

As a last resort, I checked the progressive-left’s division. The CBC would feature a huge report on this event even if there were just nine “grassroots activists,” and then have a six-part expose on their “Passionate Eye” program. But again, there’s nothing about it except this one notable entry, fourth from the top of the results page:


I was leery from the get-go. At their urging in an email last week, (and in search of truth and honesty) I tried to sign up (another supremely good article!) for their “National Day of Action,” but I was stymied by nothing but ongoing quests for my cash. All roads led to their donation page.

“And make no mistake: disguised, as it is, as a big event which they want you to participate in, NDP_photo-gigantus-2014-02-26_102902(300px)called the “National Day of Action” (what, like ‘Arab Spring?’ or more like ‘Occupy Canada?’), it’s actually a call for your cash,” I wrote.

Even their update email today contains a push with links to their donation page for more cash  —  for “a steady stream of resources – for clipboards, walk-sheets, pens, leaflets, coffee, and lunch for hungry canvassers.” (What? “Grassroots activists” can’t supply their own pens and paper, coffee and lunch?)

Last week I documented how I gave them my email addy as instructed but never got anything emailed to me instructing me of anything  —  not where to meet or at what time, nor any instructions on just how exactly I should act if I were actually a totally genuine, organic “grassroots activist” who just came out of nowhere to support the NDP, instead of an organized cabal, also known as “Astroturf activists.”  Nothing. I got no marching orders! What kind of leadership is that? NDP leadership?

So maybe when they claim thay had 2,172 “grassroots activists” out there, they really meant that 2,172 dopes like me (well, probably a whole lot less conservative than me) signed-up for the big activist event. That’s kind of like using “Facebook Likes” as your gauge to boast about the popularity of smoking pot.

Or maybe they’re just lying.


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Oxymoron alert for NDP: “Grassroots” “teams” cannot be “built.”

Latest email from the NDP has arrived! Always a good source of bunk, and as always, I’m forced by my own sense of humor to remind you that this example of an NDP oxymoron comes with a heavy emphasis on the moron.


You cannot “build” a “grassroots” “team.” But this is what happens when a tired political PR minion gets so mired in the rhetoric and buzzwords of the day, that they lose all sense of meaning.

Anyway, apparently our state-owned, state-run public school system is failing. So let’s do some learnin’.  A “grassroots” bunch of people are created organically, without a massive political behemoth or big institutional power structures, like the union-owned NDP, manufacturing it with their professional big-union organizers and teachers from the public schools, and the CBC.

Look at the Wikipedia entry.


Take as a good lesson this contradistinction provided by Wikipedia, because it’s what you’re actually doing, NDP:


The tea party movement (go tea party!) is the best political example of a true grassroots movement that I can think of, and seems to be that which the socialist NDP are (perhaps jealously) trying to emulate (only with the absolute opposite of tea party’s goals of small government, lower taxation, and freedom, and adherence to the constitution). They’re failing, as usual. But again, be as “hard at work” as they might, you can’t “organize” that kind of organic outrage and movement for change. It emanates from the grassroots! No, the grassroots are not unionized, so maybe that’s the disconnect.

But another good example is the uprisings in Venezuela, where the people are trying to regain their freedom from the horrible failed socialist dictatorship created by Hugo Chavez (I warned you about that socialist nutbar!), and in Ukraine, where the people are trying to regain power from the socialists there. Yup: in light of those real grassroots struggles against socialism, it’s sort of oxymoronic that the socialist NDP are trying to manufacture outrage here against… our freedom from government, and free markets.

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Canada’s far-left calls for “A National Day Of Action!” Yeah actually, just a call for your cash.

Got my latest breathless NDP quest to gain material wealth in the form of cash with which they feel they can improve their lot and make meaningful advances!


“What are you doing this Saturday?!”  Well I haven’t been asked on a date in ages, so I played along. I certainly couldn’t write them back at that reply-to email address:, because I figure it may not be very well tended.

And make no mistake: disguised, as it is, as a big event which they want you to participate in, called the “National Day of Action” (what, like “Arab Spring?” or more like “Occupy Canada?”), it’s actually a call for your cash. Watch. I bit the bait.

First, here’s the email:


Friend, picture this:

Thousands of New Democrats out in their communities, talking with neighbours and friends on their doorsteps – and online.

That’s what things will look like this Saturday, on our first ever National Day of Action.

The NDP has a practical plan to make life more affordable for Canadian families, and on February 22nd, we’re taking our campaign nationwide. New Democrats from St. John’s to Victoria will be knocking on doors and sharing content online.

Get involved today. Sign on right now to take part from wherever you are in Canada:

Between paying outrageous ATM fees, skyrocketing gas prices and credit card interest rates, it can be really tough just to make ends meet.

It’s no wonder over 15,000 Canadians have already joined our campaign to make life more affordable. Within days of the launch, my inbox was full of emails from people who wanted to know how they could do even more to help.

This Saturday, they’re joining NDP MPs, organizers and volunteers across the country as part of our National Day of Action.

Sign up right now to take part. You’ll be joining thousands of Canadians taking action across the country.

Say you’re in.


Roari Richardson
Associate Director, Organization
Canada’s New Democrats

Since I’m not a total idiot, and as a conservative, I say to myself: I need to know about this “plan” they have, before I agree to join the big protest mob on Saturday.  After all, spending Saturday protesting isn’t all that practical, especially since I have actual, meaningful, positive and really practical stuff to do. They claim to have a “practical” plan! “The NDP has a practical plan”!  See? But when you click on one of several links for info on that plan, you get… no info. All links lead to the same thing. A page where they want you to simply sign up, for, um, something, but we don’t even know what.


So I did submit my postal code. For the purposes of this blog article, I have to pretend I am as stupid as they obviously think their followers are. Being a progressive is hard.

Once you give them your postal code, you’re still not given any info. Instead, they want more info from you. Your first and last name, phone number, and of course your email address. So I played along. I’m bored now.


Even after you submit that info, you still get… exactly no information about “the plan.” Instead, you get to… a donation form.

The page is even entitled “NDP | donation”. No, not “NDP | The Plan.”



“The NDP has a practical plan” I was promised!  This is decidedly not practical, at all. And you’d think they’d see the importance of learning about their grand “plan” before I would agree to do something so decidedly impractical, like holding up some dopey, angry, left-wing sign, and protesting with a mob right in my own community. And before I hand over my hard-earned, after tax cash to them.

Clearly, I’m not going to donate to the socialist party no matter what.  So while I took the bait (hoping for a date), I did not fall for the switch. Others won’t be so wise.

NDP leader Mulcair with clenched fist.

NDP leader Mulcair with clenched fist.

What if you find out about the plan after the protest, and the plan stinks? Like, say, the plan is for state price controls and more state control over the business of Canadians? A Soviet-style planned economy? You know, an NDP-type plan? Clearly, as a sane, free person, you’d be against that. Will they give you a refund?

I imagine the NDP must be feeling some heat these days. After all, the fact is, the biggest “days of action” taking place in the world today are against the Venezuelan socialist government and against the socialists running Ukraine. Socialists here are seemingly calling for a “Day Of Action” against free markets and freedom seems kind of ass-backward, but it’s all they got.

But then as I alluded, these things aren’t meant to appeal to me  —  the smart and sensible, busy conservative. They’re meant to appeal to their voter base.

I guarantee you I will not be at their “National Day of Action.” But I also guarantee the state-owned, left-wing-promoting CBC will be. By way of example, yesterday I wrote that the CBC featured a story on their web site’s front page which was about how socialist Olivia Chow said that the Toronto election is still “pretty far away!”  From now until the next election in Toronto or Canada, all socialists will band together for “action,” even if it is premised on pure bunk.

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NDP bigotry, lies, on display in latest fundraising email

Bigotry? Yes. And more. The NDP are liars. And if they’re liars, they’re probably thieves, and unethical, and immoral, and they obviously can’t be trusted.

Don’t take my word for it  —  that’s how they revealed themselves in their own email to me.

They can’t be too smart.

The socialists’ latest festive holiday of seasonal values and multicultural greeting (or whatever their political correctness squad demand they replace “Christmas” with this week), was hideous, as usual. They plead for money from me because they suggest that money will buy them power. They won’t allow you to spend your own money on your own health care, but to buy them the power they seek over you and your family and engineer your whole life —  priceless.

Their festive greeting includes this line:

Stephen Harper has already raised millions this year from his Conservative base – a wealthy group of big oil and gas executives.

Well wah wah.

But let’s see. They think it just stinks that Harper and the Conservatives raised all that cash, yet the NDP  —  the socialists  —  want to get even more of that awful cash, for their own campaign. Weird. So cash is bad, but it’s cool if they get the cash… to fundamentally transform Canada into a socialist state.  How honest. How socialist. How progressive. But hey thanks for exemplifying the progressive mindset.

NDP_LIESBut here’s more: “Stephen Harper has raised millions… from a wealthy group of big oil and gas executives.” At $1200 a pop —  the legal limit?  Let do math! No no don’t run away, socialists  —  math ain’t that bad once you grow up and need to use it!

The Conservatives do raise millions. They do an excellent job of raising cash with which to fight off the socialists hordes. They do way better than the left-wing parties. But assuming by “millions” of dollars the NDP mean at least two million, well, at $1200 per person, that amounts to 1,666 people donating the maximum legal amount. Corporations aren’t allowed to donate anything at all.

Are there even 1,666 big, rich, fat-cat executives of any kind in Canada, let alone “big oil and gas executives” in Canada? I really doubt it. Sixteen? Sure. But a hundred times that number? Nope.

But for the sake of science (again  — stay with me, socialists  —  you’ll learn to love real science too!), let’s be more liberal (spit) with their language. Since the Conservatives will probably raise something close to $18 million this year, let’s assume by “millions” the NDP meant just five million dollars. That would be 4,167 “big oil and gas executives.” Let’s go right to the extent of their lie: at $18 million, that would mean 15,000 “big oil and gas executives.” Science is fun! Lies are not.

But this garbage email stinks-up the place in another way. Notice how the NDP display their utter contempt for oil and gas executives (whoever they are)? They used that phrase “a wealthy group of big oil and gas executives” as a term of derision. A derogatory term. A smear of oil and gas executives and Conservatives. It is meant to demean. They think it’s an insult! They are using it as an insult! They are using a group of perfectly nice Canadians as an insult  —  as a weapon  —  in their fundraising junk mail.

Why would a federal party, which hopes to govern the whole country, try to segregate and demean those whom even the NDP contend is a huge number of Canadians?

Why? Because they’re awful. They’re trying to divide our country. They are divisive people.

They’re actually trying to create a hate-on against a lawful segment of our own society  —  an important segment, and a successful one.  Omar Khadr they love  —  but successful, lawful Canadians? Hate ’em! What a bizarre construct.

It’s a hate-on against people they don’t even know, much less understand. It’s a display of intolerance. They want you to despise these Canadians. Despise them because they’re successful bigotry-2013-12-23_095240people who have made good choices in their lives. Furthermore, by innuendo, they seek to have you join them in hating these nefarious “rich” “oil and gas” people in general, and those awful Canadians who work in that industry  —  an industry which they appear to hate in general. So they’re evangelizing, as left-wing fundamentalists.

They are clearly intolerant. And so they are also liars in this regard, because all day long they portray themselves as the tolerant ones. The compassionate ones. The inclusive ones. The ones who love the diversity. Lies, lies, lies.

They’re jealous. They’re envious. They’re hypocrites, and they’re liars. Actually, as I’ve just explained, they’re bigots.

More on that “base” lie: the Conservatives’ base is obviously not “oil and gas executives.” Again, math science shows there’s not enough of them to make for any kind of a political “base.”  They don’t understand science or math, but they do know they are lying. What they’re trying to do here is make you hate Conservatives, by linking them with a group they’ve deemed despicable  —  the oil and gas industry employees. They want you to hate Conservatives, using people they hate as bait, because Conservatives’ ideology differs from their own.

They’re like children. They’re really just seething at the science  —  which is that three or four times as many Canadians support the Conservatives, compared to the lying NDP. Maybe that’s because Canadians know the NDP lie all day long. But lying about the facts, as the NDP is blatantly doing, hoping you’re so stupid you won’t ever find out about their lies, won’t change things. You’d think they’d know this by now and make actual progress.

So yeah, vote NDP! Good, positive things are sure to come of that.


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