Liberals shut ‘er down !!! … NOPE !!! … We don’t need to hear from Jody again ! …

Liberal MPs used their majority on the House of Commons Justice committee to shut down an emergency meeting that was called Wednesday to consider hearing further testimony from former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould.

To cries of “ shame ”, “ despicable ” and “ cover-up ” , five Liberal MPs voted against the three Conservatives and one NDP member to adjourn the meeting , effectively shutting down a bid to have Ms. Wilson-Raybould appear before the committee on Thursday.

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre decried the Liberals tactic, accusing the government MPs of “ trying to silence the former attorney general. ”

The committee was in session for less than half an hour when Liberal MP Francois Drouin called for a vote to adjourn the committee.

Like this surprises … Who ?! …

 

Source: Liberals shut down SNC justice committee meeting, preventing vote on recalling Wilson-Raybould – The Globe and Mail

A New Grocery Store Is Opening Its Doors In Brampton …

I KNEW this was what I was going to read ! …

This Thursday , on March 14 , a new Chalo! FreshCo location will be opening its doors within the city.

Store manager John Kendrick will be making welcoming remarks around noon , on the day of the opening.

The grand opening of the grocery store will also be accompanied by live Bollywood music , dance and refreshments.

As for the address , the new location will be at 8405 Financial Drive, in the city.

With over 80 stores in Canada , FreshCO is a supermarket chain , with Chalo! FreshCo stores offering predominately south-Asian products.

There are currently two other Chalo! FreshCO stores in Brampton, with another being in Mississauga.

Brampton has long been lost … It was too close to the airport …

This is pure BULLSHIT !

Source: A New Grocery Store Is Opening Its Doors In Brampton | inbrampton.com

Ontario wants to ban phones in the classroom … Critics wonder how that will be enforced …

Some education experts have expressed concerns that Ontario’s plan to ban the use of cellphones in classrooms will be ineffective and nearly impossible to enforce.

The province , according to information released Tuesday by Education Minister Lisa Thompson , will ban the use of phones during instructional time across Ontario by the start of the coming school year.

Thompson said use of the devices ” distracts from learning ” and that a ban was supported by 97 per cent of respondents in a recent consultation conducted by the province.

However , some education experts and parents say the Progressive Conservative government is moving too quickly on the file , arguing that not enough evidence exists to support such a sweeping ban.

” Telling post-millennials to get rid of their cellphones is almost like telling them not to breathe ” said Charles Pascal , a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Charles Pascal , a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto

” It’s not going to work ” he told CBC News.

Well that’s a huge reason behind the fact that we’re herding a shitload of brain dead morons thru what’s left of our half assed education system !!! … We headed down the toilet decades ago when some asshole figured it was prudent to take calculators into a math exam !!! …

Unah Grieve , a former parent association president at Toronto’s Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute , said enforcing the ban will be challenging.

She imagines that school staff could be consumed with ” patrolling phones ” under the proposed rules , instead of doing work.

Well what’s the point of doing ‘ work ‘ when half your class is busy sendin’ the latest ‘ YouTube ha ha ‘ to his buddy two classrooms down the hall ?!!! …

” It’s just going to be incredibly hard to enforce ” she said. ” I just kind of see a lot of chaos.”

Sure Unah … So let’s just let the kiddies amuse themselves instead of learning responsibility and discipline … And they can watch Spell Check correct all their horrible spelling mistakes ! …

” By banning cellphone use that distracts from learning , we are helping students to focus on acquiring the foundational skills they need like reading , writing and math ” Lisa correctly point out …

Gettin’ back to Chucky … He says findings like those simply confirm what he calls the ” working assumption ” that phones are distracting , but that a true , rigorous study of the topic has yet to be conducted.

OH SHIT !!! … I thought I was crashin’ into another blast of ‘ robust ‘ in that statement !!! ( he used ‘ rigorous ‘ instead ) … But too many people LOVE ‘ studying ‘ things to death , swirling tax dollars down the loo , to come to the OBVIOUS conclusion ( if done so correctly ! ) that pissin’ around with your electronic zombifier means YOU AIN’T LISTENIN’ TO THE TEACHER !!! …

Mind you , if most of the ‘ teachers ‘ are like Chuck … What’s the point ? …

” It’s an intuitive , popular notion that cellphones are a distraction to learning. I just don’t know if that’s absolutely true “…

Hey teach !!! … Why dontcha just Google it and save yourself the strain of , you know … THINKING ?!!! …

Oh , by the way … How do you enforce it ? … Make the kiddies aware that when caught playin’ around with your phone a SECOND time … You get to watch a demonstration of how easily the device is rendered useless when coming into abrupt contact with an Estwing sheet metal hammer …

Source: Ontario wants to ban phones in the classroom. Critics wonder how that will be enforced | CBC News

Andrew Scheer’s LavScam fumble …

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Imagine you’re a politician.

Even better , you’re the leader of a political party. The leader of the main opposition party , even. And yet , most Canadians wouldn’t know you if they tripped over you in the tool aisle of the local Canadian Tire.

What to do ?

Especially when the Prime Minister ( your target ) is blessed with a famous name and the considerable advantages of incumbency. How do you shift his spotlight your way ?

Short of lighting yourself on fire or dancing nude in the streets ( or doing both together , I suppose ) there isn’t much any opposition leader can do to up their profile in between election cycles. No , the life of an opposition leader is an endless cycle of low-impact rubber chicken dinners , bingo hall grip and grins and sessions spent asking the Prime Minister questions he never ever answers.

So Andrew Scheer should count himself blessed that Justin Trudeau has lit himself on fire , an exquisitely engineered fire , over SNC-Lavalin. After all , it’s not every day a sitting Prime Minister cripples himself to the point where even Jagmeet Singh risks becoming competitive.

Looked at through a more practical lens : when Trudeau goes is not even Scheer’s call to make in a majority Parliament. Absent a revolt from the Liberal caucus , or perhaps some criminal charges , Trudeau will be Prime Minister come this fall’s federal election. And while Trudeau’s head would be a helluva trophy , it might be better for a severely tainted Trudeau to lead his troops into that fight. Scheer should focus on inflicting a thousand cuts , not trying to land the killer blow.

What the SNC situation now calls for is a calm and systematic destruction of Trudeau’s arguments , such as he’s made them. The people who don’t follow politics need to see a robust defence of Canada’s institutions and constitutional conventions , along with clear reminders of what will be lost should Trudeau be allowed to skate away from the mess he’s made. Thankfully , the federal court and the OECD are already helping on these fronts; there is no need for Conservatives to over-egg the pudding.

I too , thought that was a a political misstep on Scheer’s part … Jumping the gun too quickly … Make it known that ‘ could be where we’re heading ‘ … But project some leadership qualities by allowing all pertinent information come to the fore before making that assertion … The press and critics will toss those big bombs willingly anyway … Plus , if Junior weasels his way out of this , it just becomes fodder for him to fling at the opposition leader making ‘ hasty decisions ‘ …

And to Scheer’s credit , he’s showing signs of a recalibration. The Tories now appear ready to savour Trudeau’s pain like a fine wine , not like a beer in a frat house.

I rather like Andy’s analogy on that one !!! …

With the Prime Minister’s jobs claims now in dispute , the legal arguments for offering a DPA in tatters and his strategy now to stay quiet and suppress all further testimony from either Wilson-Raybould or his staff , Trudeau has painted himself into an ugly corner. Scheer must satisfy himself with keeping Trudeau in that corner and hemming him in even further , not pushing for an outcome he can’t deliver.

In short , Canadians need to look at Scheer and see a Prime Minister in waiting. Someone with their interests at heart and not his own , even if the two intersect.

Source: Andrew Scheer’s LavScam fumble – Macleans.ca

All parties are dead … Move on !!! …

As the issue of reparations for victims of slavery rages within the Democratic party, and on cable news stations, we encounter a common problem: virtually no one is addressing the specifics of how such a reparations effort would be administered.

Who would receive these reparations payments ? … Who would pay them ? … How would guilt and victimhood be determined ? …

As is usually the case with American policy debates , this ‘ debate ‘ offers little more than an opportunity for pundits and activists to grandstand on related issues such as poverty and race — while avoiding the central topic at hand Support or opposition then becomes nothing more than a matter of affirming one’s political loyalties. The actual issue of reparations — and how they’ll be paid out — is mostly ignored.

It is important to remember, however , that there is nothing necessarily problematic about the idea of paying reparations to the victims of a crime. In fact , the idea is essentially pro-private-property because it attempts to repay a victim for property stolen from him or her by another party.

After al l, any decent legal system would provide for a victim of kidnapping and forced labor to obtain repayment for the time and labor stolen from him by the kidnapper.

But here’s the rub : in order to do this with an eye toward justice, one must identify specific victims and specific perpetrators.

PRECISELY !!! … This is another one I’ve been statin’ the same thing about for decades !!! … Both the perpetrators and victims are ALL DEAD !!! …

Therefore , not only is there no one to ‘ pay restitution ‘ , there is no one that is under any obligation to ‘ apologize ‘ … As our daft PM has taken upon himself to tour Canada doing so …

An acknowledgement is a respectable gesture … Basically … ‘ Nuff said …

 

Source: What’s the Problem with ‘Reparations’? | Intellectual Takeout

Non-Stop Vacuous Ramblings …

Ocasio-Cortez also said during her interview that automation could allow for more time to focus on art , invention , the sciences and ” enjoying the world that we live in.”

” Not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage ” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez describes herself as a democratic socialist. She has urged the Democratic Party to consider progressive policies and proposed the Green New Deal resolution , which aims for zero carbon emissions in a decade. The resolution also seeks ” to create millions of good , high-wage jobs in the United States.”

What ? … Like Art and sitting around trying to ‘ invent ‘ something are things that millions of people can get paid high wages for ? … Who’s gonna pay ’em ? …

It’s a good thing she has such a large yap … Needs to be to ramble on mindlessly like that with both feet in it as well ! …

 

Source: Ocasio-Cortez: In US, ‘if you don’t have a job, you are left to die’ | TheHill