Coal Phase Out Not Going to Help

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The Fraser Institute just put out a report that I hope but  doubt it, that Rachel Notley listens to.  The report states that phasing out coal is not going help with emissions or health. In fact it won’t make a lick bit of difference because there is no such thing as dirty coal anymore.  There have been new technology that has actually been around for about 20 years.

Joining News Talk 770’s Rob Breakenridge on Tuesday, Ken Green, an environmental scientist and senior director of natural resource studies at the Fraser Institute, said the concept of ‘dirty coal’ is out of date.

“The technologies to burn coal pretty much cleanly have existed for 20 years,” Green said.

“Scrubbers and electrostatic precipitators, and things like that, have really taken the ‘dirty’ out of dirty coal.”

With Premier Notley’s phase out, Hanna Alberta, a small town of a population of 2700, will be hit hard.  Nearly 200 jobs will be lost.

A government-appointed panel created last September is expected to visit towns affected by the phase-out before the spring, but local Wildrose MLA Rick Strankman wants the Alberta government to host a town hall in Hanna.

“Its important that the people have sense of closure to what the government is going to bring forward,” he said.

Strankman said a meeting would help the province understand the impact of the loss of nearly 200 coal-related jobs.

This coal phase out doesn’t need to be. All of this is unnecessary. Jobs don’t need to be lost.  It’s just about Premier Notley and her wrecking crew and their ideology.  All this phasing out of plenty, cheap and readily available to be replaced with renewables.  The renewables are not cost efficient and are unreliable. The technology is not there.  They have to be subsidized by the taxpayer and  drive up the cost of running business putting hardworking people out of work.  This is ruining our economy for what?  For nothing really!  Just to make us all poor.

How about we start phasing Notley and her crew out of office?

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My Advice to the Conservative Leadership Candidates

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The Conservative Party of Canada will choose their new leader in May.  They need to choose a good leader who will not only be able to defeat Justin Trudeau and his incompetent government, but also be able to clean the mess and bring some sanity back to the nation.  I have some advice for you candidates if you want to keep, grow the base and win.

Be a real small c conservative.  Adopting leftist policies will not work. You will alienate the base plus come the general election,the electorate will see you as Liberal lite and will vote for the real Liberals.  They’ll see no difference in the parties. Here is my list of what I would like to see you do to differentiate yourself from the Liberals and that’s basically freedom and liberty.

Encourage  free speech.  Everyone has the right to offend and be offended. 

Promote and make sure pipelines get built.

Get rid of the job killing taxes and regulations, including the Carbon tax.  Instead lower taxes, simplify the tax code and  bring back Income Splitting, maybe even bring in a Flat Tax.

Get rid of all the corporate welfare. No crony capitalism at all.

Don’t sell our sovereignty to the UN or bad trade deals.  Actually let’s get out of the UN entirely.  Bilateral trade deals are better instead of the multilateral ones. Get rid of the globalist agendas.

Kill all those climate change deals. They hurt our sovereignty as well as our economy plus the science is not really settled.

Kill Supply Management

Defund the CBC, privatize it.

Privatize Canada Post

Get rid of the CRTC

Go back to the Gold Standard

Scrap the Indian Act

Get rid of Equalization Program even if you have to open up the Constitution.

Get rid of the Canada Health Act and allow the provinces to offer at least some private healthcare. The current system isn’t working, to do something.

Allow more  gun freedom.

Strengthen our immigration laws by doing thorough vetting and allowing just those immigrants who have the skills we need to enhance our economy.  New immigrants must also integrate and be able to be functional in either official language.

Protect our unborn. Allow free debates on the issue.  We have more laws protecting animals than we our children.

We still need reform in the Senate. Even if you have to open up the Constitution we need an Elected, Effective and Equal senate. 

We need real strong justice system where the truly bad criminals stay in prison for a long time. Life should mean life.

Instead of bashing each other, focus on the real enemy, Justin Trudeau.

Go over the heads of the media filter and speak directly to the public.  Forget about trying to appease the mainstream media, they’re never going like you anyway. They’re never going to give you a fair hearing. Besides the regular media is starting to become irrelevant.   Don’t be afraid to call the media out when they need it. The internet is becoming an invaluable tool. Use it more. That’s where things are happening.  That’s where you’ll find a growing audience.  If you want to attract the youth, that’s where you’ll find them, on social media.

Quit trying to be politically correct.  Be honest and tell it like it is.  Everyday Canadians appreciate a politician, who is honest and  not mealy mouthed and being afraid that you’re going to offend somebody and tells it like it is. Voters feel more connected to someone like that, someone who speaks their language.  Don’t worry about offending someone because is always going to be offended regardless.

Just tell the truth and my goodness just be conservative!

Freedom and liberty are vital for a nation to be successful and thrive.  Remember these quotes from a couple of great men.

Canada is free and freedom is its nationality.”Sir Wilfrid Laurier

“I am a friend to liberty, but with me liberty does not mean license. A free people is not one without laws or checks; a free people is one among whom all the attributes, all the rights of the members of the State are clearly defined and determined and among whom there is no encroachment of one power upon another. That is the true liberty. Sir Wilfrid Laurier

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”Ronald Reagan

 

 

Depression Do Have A You Have a Choice, The Truth

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Do you have a choice when it comes to depression?  Here’s what I found out.  You do have a choice.  You make up your own mind  to be depressed or not.  You encounter a bad situation. A lot of those are just little things that get to you and allow it to fester until before you know it, it encompasses you.  It’s all you think about. Your whole life is consumed with it until sometimes you can barely function.

Depression can be the root of many illnesses.

Depression contributes to a wide array of physical problems that affect everything from your heart to your immune system.

From my own experience, I have had my bouts with depression before.  It wasn’t until the last bout over a year ago I discovered I had a choice in the matter.  Most depression is about how you react to a certain situation.   The beauty of it is most of the time you don’t need medication, or expensive therapies.  You can turn it around with one simple decision that you’re not going to be depressed anymore.

There  was something I remembered one day when I was out for a walk.  I remembered something that my mother had  always told us kids while we were growing up.  She said, “Life is what you make it.”  Mom was always right. So I was thinking to myself, “do I want really want to be like this, how do I want my life to be like?”  So right then and there I made a decision.  That’s when things then started to turn around for me.  I had tried all kinds of things before short of going to the doctor for some antidepressants and or therapy, nothing was working.  It was in the fall so I tried light therapy, I had read where St. John’s Wort was good for depression so I tried taking that for awhile.  That did not work.  Then it was like a light bulb went off in my head, a eureka moment. What my mother had said years ago that how you make your own life, I did not have to be depressed if I didn’t want to. At first I had to keep reminding myself of that even when I was feeling bad. It wasn’t easy.  The good news is my depression did eventually leave.  Even difficult sometimes, I know now how to deal with those issues that try to bring me down. I don’t allow those negative things to fester in my mind anymore.   I choose instead focus on those things I enjoy and make me happy.

I am a person of faith and even the Bible tells us that we have a choice about how we live our lives.

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”  Proverbs 23:7

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”  Deuteronomy 30:19

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”  Proverbs 18:21

Paul Joseph Watson  sums up the truth about depression quite nicely in this video:

What are you going to choose?  What’s it going to be?  I would recommend  you choose not to be depressed but rather to be happy, content and healthy.

 

Unicorns and Rainbows

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Just as former PM Harper had predicted.  told Anthony Furey from the Sun:

A couple of days before the last federal election, Stephen Harper told me the economic plan that Justin Trudeau was pitching to the electorate was “all unicorns and rainbows.”

Just his father Justin Trudeau is taking us into a dire fiscal crisis.  Guess the apple doesn’t fall far the tree. It’s like deja vu all over again,spiraling out of control debt and deficit. According to the Liberal government’s own document that was quietly released just before Christmas,hoping no one would notice, give a grim outlook into our future fiscal status and it does not look good.  It reminds me of when his dad was in power in the ’70’s who took us to the almost to the brink.  He was a tax and spend Liberal who left us with debt and deficits increasing to record highs.

•Returning to surplus

Trudeau’s campaign promise: 2019

Finance department’s forecast: 2055

•Reducing the debt ratio

Trudeau’s campaign promise: down to 27% by 2019

Finance department’s forecast: still up at 30.4% by 2021

•Still not balancing itself

“The commitment needs to be a commitment to grow the economy and the budget will balance itself.”

— Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, 2014

•Gloomy future

“I don’t think it’s going to end well.”

— Ian Lee, Carleton University

•Federal debt projections

-2017: $635 billion

-2021: $746 billion

-2030: $992 billion

-2045: $1.5 trillion

 

My kids are working hard trying pay off the debt Justin’s dad racked up.   Now my grandchildren will be burdened  with having to pay off Justin’s mess.

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It doesn’t have to be like this.  Nobody can say they weren’t forewarned.

Remember this?

We were in pretty good shape when  PM Harper left office.  Boy do I miss him!   All I can say is this current bunch needs to be fired.  They’re incompetent at best.   You can’t run the country from “the heart out” and with unicorns and rainbows.  Neither do “budgets balance themselves.”   This insanity has to stop!

 

Kellyanne Conway’s Trip to Canada Cancelled

 

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Kellyanne Conway a close aide and campaign manager to Donald Trump was supposed to make a trip to Canada this week has been cancelled.  She was to tour the oilsands and speak at a  sold out business leader’s fundraising dinner.  It’s not really clear as to why she cancelled. It is too bad. It would have been great to hear from her. She very smart and articulate and played a big part in Trump’s victory.  I’m sure the fact that PM Selfie Trudeau not attending the inauguration didn’t help instead he’s sent Gerald Butts and Katie Telford, a couple of his morons to smooth things over.

I hope she’s able to make it at a future date.