February 14, 2014 · By Charles Anthony
Whether Scotland is independent from the United Kingdom or not, nobody can stop the Scots from using the Pound Sterling as a currency or as a competing currency.
Canadians dealt with these fears long ago. Scottish separatists would be wise to study Jacques Parizeau’s post-political speaking tour.
February 3, 2014 · By Charles Anthony
Half of minimum wage earners in Ontario work for large corporations.
Raising minimum wage could rescue the economy — CBC
As I was rooting through Rabble, a tiny gem of wisdom twinkled from way at the bottom of a comment by a character called fortunate: “Again, may not be a huge deal for a large company, but for a mom and pop convenience store running 24/7, it will add up, and mom and pop will be staffing the front counter more hours per week, and sending the employee home with less hours per week.”
He gets it.
Large corporations love minimum wage increases because they will always be able to survive the economy. Small businesses operating at the margin get bought by large corporations or go under.
Minimum wage increase legislation is an astonishing socio-economic phenomenon because it plays on the stupidity and selfishness of the common socialists to gain popular support but the effect is the exact nightmare feared by socialists: ever increasing concentrations of property ownership in the hands of a rich elite.
January 1, 2014 · By Charles Anthony
The year 1984 has come but unfortunately has obviously never gone away. I am writing this post for the love of all sisters.
How I wish I had been unborn
Wish I was unliving here
I never understood what a sex crime was long ago when a pair of my favorite pop stars created the soundtrack to the George Orwell movie. Now, for the love of Big Brother, I would like to discuss criminalizing sex and the horrors of criminal sex which oddly seem to be systemic weapons.
Legalization of Prostitution in Canada
First, let me get a few of my relevant biases out of the way:
Prostitutes are predominantly victims. Very few prostitutes freely choose to sell themselves for money or drugs. Most of them are first coerced into becoming drug dependent and then coerced to pay for drug debts.
All laws related to the sex industry must be repealed. It should not be illegal for prostitutes to sell nor should it be illegal for customers to buy.
When seemingly “conservative” folks feel obligated to enforce morality, I feel a need to throw cream pies in their faces. I never understood the haphazard arguments from the Real Women crowd. It does not make sense for them to steer the debate away from personal responsibility and keep it controlled by forces outside of the family. The only sense I can make out of the prudish conservative opposition to liberal prostitution laws is that it is neurotic blow-back from their own prudish culture: spouses who do not put out and do not want to admit it. If the market for prostitution was unrestricted, the value of a “home-maker” could be more accurately assessed. Follow the money, I say.
Rape and Genital Mutilation
I am lumping these two horrors together because I do not see an interesting difference between them. Here are some more relevant biases of mine: I believe in God and He made us in His image. I can not prove that belief nor do I care to prove it. It is an article of faith for me. I am Catholic too, by the way.
Rape and genital mutilation convince me of the existence of Satan.
Most systemic genital mutilation throughout the world is perpetrated by men against women. All of this evil behavior must stop. It is time for all men throughout the world to stamp these demonic practices out. I want to quickly get male circumcision out of the way. As I said, I am Catholic — I come from a tradition that seems infected with secret homosexual child abusers at all levels of the oppressive hierarchy under the guise of a disciplined chaste patriarchy. I believe most of the priesthood is filled with virtuous men but nobody can tell them apart.
Like a secret covenant, I believe male circumcision is a relic of bizarre forms of enforcing social cohesion in religious hierarchies. In the context of genital mutilation, I believe the essential motivation behind male circumcision is the same as with female circumcision: sexual and social control. However, female mutilation is far worse of a sexual assault to a woman than cutting off a foreskin is to a man.
Teen Dies in Hospital
The issue flared up in the media over the summer after 13-year-old Suhair al Bata’a died undergoing the surgery in a hospital northeast of Cairo. The family’s lawyer said a health report showed the teen died of “a sharp drop in blood pressure resulting from shock trauma.”
Anti-Female Genital Mutilation campaigners mark progress in Egypt
This happened in a hospital! I would go into shock too if somebody held me down and cut off precious parts of my genitalia.
Female genital mutilation is categorically evil in action and intention. Out in the wild, it usually consists of searing off the girl’s clitoris with a hot metal or coal. In many cultures, the aim is to remove any loose genitalia as well. The mutilation is clearly perpetrated to make it darn near impossible for a woman to enjoy sex the way God intended. This is disturbed and evil patriarchy. I am trying to think of what type of woman would deserve such a life-long imposition and so far, the woman who pulled at her son’s testicles until she tore them off is the first to come to mind. Cheaters, cold-fishers and refusers come to mind too but sadly, they are with us to stay.
That is right, guys. A woman pulled her son’s balls off. Who the hell was she trying to punish?? I am trying to imagine the physical strength needed to rip off the flesh —- that alone gives me nightmares. It certainly was not quick and dirty. How this woman assaulted her own child is singularly the most horrible non-lethal assault a man could fear. If ever there could be a scientifically objective definition of the minimum threshold of evil perpetrated by a woman upon a man, the actions of this mother would fit the bill. Since this assault was perpetrated by a woman, the analysis is far more curious than the is/ought divide will ever be because no woman can feel the nauseating pain perpetrated by this woman in how she crippled her own male child. I am convinced this reciprocal, extreme and absolute ignorance between the sexes is part of God’s intelligent design. It is no accident that a woman does not know what it is like to get kicked in the balls nor that a man has no idea how menstrual, labor or child-birthing pains feel.
The best reason is obviously to lead the male to protect his reproductive ability. As far as perpetuating the species is concerned, there is no other part of his body that is more important and a man needs to be able to trust a woman on that. However, the other obvious reason is to protect women. Kicking a guy in the balls gives a woman a chance to defend herself from a male whom God designed to be stronger. A woman in such a position needs as much of an advantage as possible and God gave it to her. I doubt you women see it as such a magically powerful attack but you should. There is no other non-lethal blow that can stop a man in his tracks or scare him to death. Try to think of the exact opposite of unique pleasure of orgasm. You do not even have to kick him. It takes very little force to exert extreme pain. God made us to feel extreme pain with less force than it takes to spin a coin on a table.
No man can appreciate the pains of child-birth and other things endured by women. He has to trust her about them. With this reciprocal sexual ignorance in mind, I posit that the actions of this woman are worse than rape. I want to analyze this offense as coldly as it was perpetrated and as forcefully as it should be judged.
Put aside the horrifying pain inflicted upon her child for the time being. I will address that later. For the time being, let us assume her son was anaesthetized and did not feel her assault. The actions of this woman result in making it impossible for her son to:
1) have sex
2) have children
I ask women: What actions could a man do to a woman if he had the same goals (make her sterile and make it impossible for her to have sex) in mind? How might a man do this to a woman WITHOUT inflicting pain upon her? What category of criminal would you describe such motivation?
In my opinion, either one of those above motives is enough to equate her with a child-rapist, murder, torturer and worse-than-the-worst bad baby-eating demon. Yet, she did both and more to her own child. From a purely scientific basis, the actions of this mother were extinctual. She destroyed her family in one of the most slowly and painful ways possible with a life-time of physical and emotional suffering for her own child of only 6 years old —- if he is lucky! Imagine the Indian monsters who raped a Delhi woman with an iron rod among other things and the Kenyan dogs who raped and paralyzed a girl being a group of fathers raping their daughters.
Now, I want to return to the horrifying pain inflicted upon her child.
Women, you may not know the pain felt by such an assault. I am here to give you some semblance of understanding about how bad it is. If you try to test a man this way, the kindest justice you deserve is to be banished from civilization. I do not believe you would deserve the privileges of a civilized retaliation — much less so if you did this to a man’s son. I challenge any man to disagree with me on this one.
Who the hell is “Chelsea” Manning???????
Bradley Manning does not want a sex change. The “Chelsea” persona is not his creation. “Chelsea” is an evil twisted story sold to a gullible public by his captors.
Bradley Manning, a gay man, had the biggest balls in the military and the brass had to cut them off. Shame on everybody who was so happy to hear about a successful sex-change-made-possible and ignored the American hero’s individuality and ignored the obvious control of the media and ignored that he did not even have a fair trial.
Manning was locked up naked and cold for a year in solitary confinement. Why?
Manning was constantly watched in this state. Who?
Manning was sexually humiliated repeatedly until…. his hair grew long enough to parade him outside as a woman to a stupid gullible public. By the way, there is only 1 photograph out there of the “Chelsea” fabrication. No video…. yet. Any ideas why??? Hmmm??
Bradley Manning is being turned into a woman against his will as a sick punishment and an example. There is a movie about this sort of thing called Victim(2010) which leads the audience to believe the supposed “victim” is no victim at all and deserves this punishment — unlike Bradley Manning’s situation. How convenient.
1984 — the music
There is a deliberate typographical error in the title of this post. Does anybody know or understand why the Eurythmics titled their piece by creating one single concatenated word — i.e., sexcrime — as opposed to keeping the two words separate?
October 20, 2013 · By Jonathan McLeod
I have, at times, been rather critical of Stephen Harper and the Conservative government. Their record has been spotty, even on economic matters (supposedly his area of wonk-y strength). However, under Harper, the Conservatives have remained consistently strong in one area, trade. The current deal (in principle) with the E.U. is no exception.
The trade deal is strong from top to bottom, almost. It will significantly increase access to the vast European market, and, better still, will allow Canadians the freedom to buy a lot more European goods. Unfortunately, there are a few drawbacks.
Canada had to concede to the repressive intellectual property regulations that Europe has on prescription drugs. This will actually hurt all Canadians, as individuals and provinces will, eventually, be spending more on drugs.
In addition to the IP issue, the trade deal reinforces Canada’s supply management system for dairy, eggs and poultry. Sure, the noose of supply management has been loosened a bit – allowing a little more European cheese into the Canadian market – but it’s still around our collective neck.
Mr. Harper’s government has appeared open, at times, to eliminating supply management. One can only hope that this trade deal isn’t indicative of continuing special privilege that certain farmers will receive. It might be the case that Mr. Harper is working incrementally towards the elimination of supply management, and the increased cheese quota is just a first step.
I have further thoughts on the trade deal at the Commons.
August 29, 2013 · By Charles Anthony
From the recent Fair For Canada website:
Will American companies say no to requests from U.S. government agencies, for customers’ personal data?
Stephen Harper must provide a legally-binding answer with consequences on how to deal with a breach of Canadian privacy BEFORE any responsible Canadian should trust this intrusion by a U.S. corporation.
What a God-damned shame for Canadian media. Nobody is talking about privacy, safety and security issues. Everybody is talking about dreams and fantasies of increasing competition by giving privileges to Verizon in the Canadian wireless telephone market. Have we not drank enough neo-con cool-aid already?? Nobody mentions what Verizon has been doing for years to its American customer base.
As far as I am concerned, there is no honest reason for Canadians to trust Verizon, a defacto arm of the U.S. under-cover government.
This additional $275.00 fee – applications previously were a one time fee of $150.00, and now total $425 per band member – is required to be paid by talent buyers in Canada when aiming to host an international touring artist. This will inevitably cripple small music venues and small business talent buyers.
is ridiculous! It seems to me that the Harper government is intent on destroying Canadian sovereignty in the entertainment business as well.
Harper supposedly has a degree in economics. What is his excuse?
General Paul Hellyer accuses the government of treason and warns Canadians against the federal government selling out Canada to the “international banking cartel, the greediest, most ruthless cabal in history” taking over our country.
The New World Order is coming, folks. The conspiracy theorists were right all along. What a shame.
UPDATE (October 7th, 2013): Transparency, my ass!
A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper would neither confirm nor deny the allegations when asked to respond to the report late Sunday night.
The “CSEC does not comment on its specific foreign intelligence activities or capabilities,” said Harper’s communications director Jason MaDdonald.
Brazilian Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao told Globo that “Canada has interests in Brazil, above all in the mining sector. I can’t say if the spying served corporate interests or other groups.”
UPDATE (October 9th, 2013):
“There is a huge amount of stuff about Canada in these archives because Canada works so closely with the NSA,” Mr. Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, told The Globe and Mail in an interview on Monday.
UPDATE (November 25th, 2013):
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told the committee last week that the clause is necessary to preserve Canada’s unique military relationship with the U.S., which includes giving senior Canadian officers access to high-level exchange programs.
UPDATE (November 27th, 2013): The street violence and cop-car burning were the works of agent provocateurs.
The federal government let an American spy agency conduct surveillance in Canada during the G8 and G20 summits in 2010, the CBC reports.
UPDATE (December 4th, 2013):
Perhaps more relevant is CETA, which apparently contains border provisions consistent with Bill C-8. The problem is that the government has not released the CETA text so there is no way of knowing precisely what is required under that treaty and whether there is room for changes to Bill C-8. The bill may be consistent with CETA, but without the text we can’t know if alterations to the bill might still fall within the treaty requirements.
There is also the possibility – some say likelihood – of border measures provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership, which is still under negotiation.
June 12, 2013 · By Charles Anthony
Who is Edward Snowden?
Nobody really knows but his identity does not really matter —- anymore. Neither does anybody else’s identity matter anymore.
“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.”
Well, I have lots of things to hide starting with my credit card and my date of birth. I would expect most clever people to be of like mind.
Surveillance is not much of a problem in and of itself, in my opinion. The real problem I see is that the integrity and objectivity of all information on the internet is now contaminated — as it has been for some time with the main stream media.
The PRISM guards have the power to impersonate anybody and anything.
When Snowden had the job of system administrator, he possessed enough security privileges to access data remotely, browse it freely, as well as take it off its home servers and copy it onto portable drives. According to Alexander, this is how the information was leaked.
Russian Times — Aug 24th, 2013 – emphasis mine
UPDATE: My guess/logical conclusion was right from the start. Who gets to throw out the dismissive “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” slogan now?
Edward Snowden accessed some secret national security documents by assuming the electronic identities of top NSA officials, said intelligence sources.
UPDATE: Robert Holmes, gone; father of Aurora murders scape-goat
Robert Holmes was preparing to testify in the Libor scandal but that was stopped by his son being drugged, hair-dyed and set up for the Batman murders he never committed.
According to his LinkedIn profile, James Holmes’s father, Dr. Robert Holmes, who received a PhD in Statistics in 1981 from the University of California at Berkeley, worked for San Diego-based HNC Software, Inc. from 2000 to 2002. HNC, known as a “neural network” company, and DARPA, beginning in 1998, have worked on developing “cortronic neural networks,” which would allow machines to interpret aural and visual stimuli to think like humans.
My point is that the identify of both the father, Robert Holmes and his son, James Homes have been usurped and misrepresented publicly and in the world wide internet record. You can find the personal website of Dr. Robert Holmes, PhD has been re-routed to a foul porn site. That is more than enough evidence of identity tampering on the internet.
June 8, 2013 · By Charles Anthony
It is funny how Reality Television gets such a bad rap in a world where 99% of media broadcasts lies all dressed up as the truth and the most heinous public figures are awarded medals of honor.
May 30, 2013 · By Charles Anthony
I am getting tired of hearing abortionists blame churches for everything.
The pro-abortionists are petitioning the Pope so that a woman can get an abortion. Uh…. hello??
Saying that her right to life is being denied is hysterical and a distortion of reality.
I do not mean to dismiss the dismal plight of Beatriz but it seems the pro-abortionists who want to help Beatriz are clearly lazy. Can any of them put their money (or brains) where their mouth is?
How difficult and expensive would it be for all of the abortionists to pass a hat around, collect money and send this woman out of the country for 9 months? I just pulled that idea out of my own hat right now — despite the fact that I think abortion is abhorrent. I can not possibly be the first person to suggest that, can I?
May 26, 2013 · By Charles Anthony
Concerning whether this attack should be categorized as “terrorism”, I explained precisely why it’s vital to ask that question: because the term bears such great significance legally, politically, culturally, and emotionally and yet has no clear or consistently applied definition, and is thus used as a propaganda tool to glorify violence and other conduct by western states while rendering inherently illegitimate all violence directed at those states.
Amazingly, as his reader pointed out, Sullivan – a mere ten days ago – himself sought to defend President Obama (his life’s mission) in the Benghazi controversy by posting an article in the American Prospect arguing as follows:
Benghazi was not a terrorist act. Or an act of terror. Or an act of terrorism . . . . So why wasn’t Benghazi terrorism? Because the people targeted weren’t civilians.”
That’s exactly the argument I raised about the London attack that sent Sullivan into spasms of moral denunciation.
May 23, 2013 · By Charles Anthony
“The U.S. is paying the salaries of Somali agents. That it is officially run by the Somalis but that U.S. agents are able to openly interrogate them. “