I did a stupid thing the other day. But I was honestly confused. Momentarily. So I typed into the Google machine "Why do Republicans want Keystone XL". I had momentarily forgotten that oil money bankrolls half their campaigns and was honestly curious as to why they were killing themselves to allow Canadian oil production to expand. And it took me here. This is a terrible place that makes me fear for the United States. Pretty much every comment contains a reference to "American Exceptionalism, suggestion that Obama is a secret muslim or born in Kenya, and support for the idea that Obama hates America and is trying to destroy it. There is no hope for these people.
Steve continues to be a hard man against Russia. With tough talk in the handshake line of a summit.
Somebody better than me has taken a plunge into the ridiculous Conservative bill names. Great stuff. Man. So pumped on this!
Canada's reputation is terrible in countries where our mining companies are destroying things.
The US and China seem to have agreed to some real emissions targets. Will Canada follow suit?
CSEC gets a $385 Million budget increase. The watchdog gets a budget cut.
This is interesting. A detailed evaluation with a simple money shot. $1 Billion in public spending cuts eliminates 18,000 direct and indirect jobs and sucks $2 Billion out of the economy. $1 Billion in corporate tax cuts generates 6,000 jobs and adds $1.3 Billion to the economy. Which is a net loss, if you need to do the math. I would imagine that this analysis breaks down at some point, but it is telling. Right now, every time we cut corporate taxes to starve the public sector we're harming the economy. i.e. Stimulus spending works. Throw declining oil revenues into the mix, and we might be fucked.
The Americans insist that we've made a secret deal to purchase 4 F-35's in a fighter jet trojan horse deal. The Cons insist that we haven't.
Interesting take. According to Conservatives, the science is crystal clear that marijuana is harmful. But there isn't enough science to support medical marijuana. I guess you could have different science. Nobody seems to be fans of the new anti-pot ads.
An American story on Rehtaeh Parsons and how Canadian journalists can no longer speak her name. This is so fucked up, all the way around.
The Cons are going to erect monuments of Light Armoured Vehicles across the country as tribute to Afghan war veterans. This is the funniest thing. How can you ignore a group of people while erecting a monument to celebrate them? Angry Veterans against Harper is gaining some momentum.
The Cons seem to be trumpeting their "surplus" loud and hard. Even though it hasn't happened yet. And has been seriously eroded.
The Parliament Hill shooter did reconn the week before his attack. Which seems like some pretty great information to rile people up about shutting down Parliament Hill to the public.
Access to Information is out of reach of the average Canadian. Thousands of dollars. Weeks of effort.
The Cons promised to follow the court ruling to offer health care to all refugees. But they might not actually be doing so?