Off The Wall

I’ll give it to you off the bounce

‘Cause I am not able to make the rounds.

Tarry and hear, tarry and hear,

The wall has ears, the wall has ears.

You’ll rue the tears, in all those years,

The day you forgot what big ears it’s got.

wizard1a

 

 

Huawei Still Under Test

I have already given some hints of what this test is all about.

And sad to say, Canada’s marks are sliding.

The situation is getting out of hand.

Canada’s position is untenable.

Canada’s rule of law is unenforceable in China.

China has its own rule of law.

It is enforceable because it applies to China, within China.

Chinese justice is as fast as judge Roy Bean’s.

Canada’s  lady justice procrastinates.

Blindfolded  she may be, but she lets the scale hang on a hook

because she is too lazy to hold it up.

I have provided here before

 two suggestions as to how to de-escalate the situation.

This is the third suggestion

and it may appeal to the oriental heart,

First, unshackle Meng Wanzhou of all restraints and alerts.

Next, deliver her lock, stock and barrel

to the Chinese Ambassador to Canada.

Then, return her passport and provide her with a plane ticket to Beijing.

Have the Chinese Ambassador vouch for her return to Canada

to face the extradition trial.

It will still be the responsibility of Canada

to abide by the extradition treaty with the US.

And not to worry, Meng Wanzhou will be back to face trial.

I will bet my pair*  that she will.

She is, in fact, of the wealthy class.

By the way,

the rule of War on Drugs is followed to the letter by the Chinese.

They actually went to war against opium exports to China.

Remember the Opium War?

Schellenberg’s  punishment  of 15  years  in prison

was actually too light if only to follow the Chinese rule of law

and was laid down as a boon to the country of Canada.

but now, no more boons.

(*pair of striped shorts)

 

National Emergency?

Declaring a national emergency

from a situation of his own making 

would be the most spectacular goof Trump would ever make.

It would be a media-cre effort to correct things.

I agree that the Border Wall is essential

but not so much as that the lack of it would be

tantamount to danger to national security.

This phrase “national security” has been used by Trump

to scare the Americans that what he dictates should be the law.

Well, it did not work when he declared that Canadians are a

risk to the national security of the United States.

HAH!

Anyway, without the Border Wall, the Mexicans

and the other latinos do not constitute aggressors.

Neither is there an impending invasion.

Sneaking through the border is plain and simple TRESPASSING..

What he could have done now to remedy the situation

is to accept what the Congress offers now

on the condition that Congress considers the wall

to be essential and that he be allowed to raise more money

from somewhere else.

And then he can use his astounding ingenuity to raise money.

That is, after he reopens the government services (drat it!)

Indigenous Nuisance

In all the time I have lived in Canada

I have seen and heard about the indigenous peoples of this country

disrupt the government and business processes

by protests, roadblocks, and rallies.

These events happen with astounding regularity

and woeful consequences

so much so that the sympathy that they received

has been turned to adverse criticism of these peoples.

Now before you start ganging up on me

think of it this way—-

These Indians, bless their survivor efforts,

do spend a lot of time organizing and participating in these

disruptive events to give the implication that they

actually do not work for a living.

The more ugly implication is that they complain about something

when in truth they are asking for something else. 

The point I would like to make is that these Indians

should give something back to Canada

as gratitude for the heavy handouts that they

have received from the working peoples of Canada.

Laws, Treaties, Agreements, Constitution and all that such

do not actually apply to this situation.

Even Human Rights are negated if this is pitted by one group against another.

The rights of Indigenous Peoples is nothing

against the Rights of those

that are responsible for the existence of the country.

What we have here is a conflict between INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS .

One’s rights should be pitted against another.

And as in the case of Indigenous Peoples,

their rights as a group should not be pitted against the majority.

One’s individual  rights supersede any law, treaty or agreement.

A non-indigenous individual’s rights should therefore be pitted

against one indigenous person’s rights.

Not one group against another.

(Confusing, EH?

Not so if you think of YOUR  rights!)

The Huawei Test case Continues

And so the Meng Wanzhou case continues

with explicable consequences

like a new intelligence gathering by abductions.

Canada detains Meng without possession of

valid American extradition papers,

China detains two Canadian citizens,

and Russia enters the scene by abducting Whalen.

These abductions would be more pleasant

should they intend to use vodka, or rice wine, or cognac

instead of water for boarding; in which case the confessions

would be more sufferable and confounded merely

by a few hiccups here and there.

But all kidding aside, this is a test of

how effective the much-vaunted American sanctions can go.

now, it thus appear that American sanctions are effective only

if the countries cooperate in ganging up on the sanctioned party.

Otherwise, like in this instance, only Canada will cooperate in applying

American sanctions.

This is but natural for Canada to cooperate because this is one

country that keeps its word as regards agreements

and treaties which someone we know just breaks with a whim.

American sanctions are not punishable by detentions

and the rest of the world know this.

it is , however, open season for Canadian citizens for abductions.

Sad it is but this is true.

This country knows no enemies.

As a consequence, it has now become a whipping boy

for the rest of the world.

The ugly part of it is that Canada does not fight back.

It has even deferred itself from building

military grade weapons for its own defense.

But iof Canada really wants to end this test case

it should force the Americans to provide papers

to start the extradition trial of Meng Wangzhou.

Remember also that the more the extradition trial is delayed

the more money the lawyers concerned earn in fees

and this for just doing nothing but wait on their haunches.

How much more problems will the Justice Ministry

subject the country to?

Even the Federal Courts are troublesome!

And grandstanding, too.

I give you my first quotable quip—

You take-a my toy top,

I take-a your toy yoyo.

You give me back my toy top,

I think of giving your toy yoyo.

 

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia

This is the comedy show

that Netflix was forced to take off the air.

Saudi Arabia

The Wall Street Facade

The Wall Street Enterprise

is about to hit a wall.

Stubbornly, it has survived a lot of these crashes.

Credit is to be given its facade of false charts

which are convincingly put up to rise from

impending doom.

Like the Phoenix.

But there will always be a Wall street

for as long as there is a lust

for the Easy Street.

The Retreat

Erdogan pauses from his trumpeting call

to the world to investigate

Mohammed Bs for

 dismembering  Khashoggi.

Trump recalls his troops from Syria.

Mattis quits.

Turkey moves troops towards Syria.

The Kurds feel abandoned.

Russia starts military maneuvers.

Syria is relieved of foreign mercenaries

supplied and funded by the United States.

Assad prepares to repatriate Syrians.

And pay them for coming back.

Wait till Trump changes his mind!

Montezuma’s Revenge

They call it “Caravan”

I call it Montezuma’s Revenge.

Two kids died acroos the border.

The President  shuts  down   the  government.

Not enough money to build the Wall.

And maybe not enough money

to pay for the government workers.

Congress asks why $5  billion

and not $1.3 billion.

Maybe the American Government is strapped for Cash.

But the Federal reserve can always print money

or that kind which Europe is trying to discard

and which China has a hoard.

I was right again—

when I said America is retreating into a cocoon

by its own doing.

It will still be great, though,

but will be ignored

like the next door bully

with a caravan availing of its outhouses.

(A horse, a horse

my kingdom for a horse!)

 

 

Third Canadian Detained By China

(This post is a new twist

and should twist your minds,

although I assure you that it did not come from a twisted mind!)

Chinese intelligence detains a third Canadian.

Her cell phone number must have been reflected

in any or both of the phones of the other two.

Either this, or she must have been taking pictures

of some sensitive storage sites.

It would be detrimental to the plight of those

now under detention

for the Americans to intervene

because by doing so may remove doubts that

the prisoners are actually working for the

US Intelligence.

The best thing that the Americans could do

is to cancel the request for extradition.

That is, if the Chinese National Security

has not yet been seriously compromised.

In any case, the success of the

US – North Korea Agreement is included in the ante.

(It should not take a great deal of intelligence

to figure out how Intelligence Departments work!)

(EH?)

Ottawa hands out Ice cream To Alberta

Ottawa announced that it is going to help Alberta

to ease out the oil crisis.

Ottawa must think that Albertans were born yesterday

and that an ice cream cone would appease the Albertans.

The “help’ that it announced were actually

due Alberta several months before the crisis,

and even so, it would do little to solve the oil problem.

The amount which is grossly exaggerated is $1.6B,

only $500 million of which may be used sparingly to appease Albertans.

Ottawa should remember that Alberta must have transferred to Ottawa

about 200 times that much over the oil years

And this amount is just a share of the oil resources.

Also, the rhetoric that accompanied the humiliating announcement

just about ensured this government

will not retain its office

come next election.

Alberta is not asking for a handout

nor for more loans that have to be repaid,

it is just asking to be freed from

the federal blockages to its oil industry.

China Keeps Its Heavy Word

China does not issue idle threats.

It only trumpets a heavy word.

And now it has kept it.

A warning was first issued

after Meng Wangzhou was detained in what apeears to be

an arrest without evidence to warrant that arrest,

only confidence that the requesting party

has its wown proof to warrant the arrest.

Kovrig  who once worked fore the Canadian government

was detained by Chinese authorities without a warrant with

but the reason that his employer was not registered.

Afterwards, Spavor who  is mostly connected with North Korea,

was detained with no possible charge but

a national security risk .

An announcement is then made by the Chinese authorities

that  these arrests are  not connected  to

the impending extradition of Meng Wangzhou.

Clearly the Chinese have something heavier than extraditions.

Something that is not commercial, financial,

cultural, political, or whatever.

This would be something that is related to information

regarding the extent of the relationship between the countries

of China and North Korea.

For China now,

I believe that Kovrig and Spavor

are in a very,very serious situation

and the complete release of Meng Wanzhou

will not affect it nonetheless.

Where are these two now?

They are in a Chinese prison,

a close inference of which may be spelled as

L-I-M-B-O

 

Freeland on Extradition.mp4

 

The Big Goof-Up

We Canadians have seen much of foreign journalists srew up

on the news that they actually report askewdly.

(if there is such a word as askewdly, but you know what I mean)

Sad it is to say that Canadians are goofing off right now

in reporting about Meng Wanzhou, and China relatively.

And I will say it outright, the CBC NEWS hosts are too much engrossed

in Canada being a Country of Laws.

I agree, of course, and that is the veritable truth:

Canadians are a nation of Laws.

But then again CBC NEWS ought to know what they are talking about.

This whole Wangzhou affair

has got the Chinese rapping wood on their rafters.

For good reason, nobody is sent to prison there

if one did  not  do  anything  wrong.

Meng  was  sent  to  prison  just  like  that.

And EXTRADITION is new to the Chinese law books.

It is therefore justifiable, for the Chinese

to stick this Canadian guy to prison

without any charges laid

 which we expect to be drummed up soon.

Anyhow, it is a tooth for a tooth, an eye for en eye,

and a jail for a jail with no charges laid.

But let us now see how much CBC NEWS know 

about the Rule of Law in Canada.

For the charge violating the sanctions against Iran,

Canada cannot extradite Meng because

it is America that has the sanctions against Iran.

Canada does not have sanctions against Iran.

For Meng to be extradited, her offense against America

must also be considered an offense in Canada.

This would be the first item that Meng’s defense lawyers would put up.

This is one prime article in the Extradition Treaty between Us and Canada.

And talking about this Extradition treaty,

the US would have only one charge

that may have a slim chance of sticking–

that of Annexes 12 and 16 (specifically annex 16)

which would be the charge of

“Fraud by a banker, agent, or by a director or officer of any company”

But then again, if this happened in Iran

this still will not stick because Canada

does not have any sanctions on Iran.

Canada may take into consideration

that this type of fraud (whatever it is)

may also constitute an offense in Canada,

in which case extradition may be considered.

But then again, it did not happen in Canada

so there.

The question is: will that guy being imprisoned in China

be able to afford a $10 million bail

as an eye for an eye?

 

(to CBC news, read first before you jump)

The Battle of Chosin

The American intrusion across the Yalu River

brought upon their heads

a swarm of Chinese troops about 8 division strong.

And thus started the tragic and most terrible retreat

of the UN police force in North Korea.

The Battle of Chosin.mp4

 

The Huawei Test Case

 

Comes now the biggest and most significant test case

of the much-vaunted American Sanction.

Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Huawei,

and daughter to the founder of this

 very promising electronics company,

was taken into custody by the Canadian Justice Department

in preparation for extradition to the US.

Meng is charged by the US of

violating the US sanctions on Iran.

IMO, since when has it been that the US sanction,

or any sanction by any country,

is enforceable as a criminal offense and as such

deserve imprisonment by the sanctioning country?

By any dictionary which one might use,

the definition of SANCION is simply

the  REMOVAL OF CONSENT, a RESTRAINT,

DISAPPROVAL, or Deem UNAUTHORIZED

those procedures or actions as may be specified.

SANCTION is not a BLOCKADE

 that is legally enforceable with troops or police.

Violating sanctions is not a crime.

The rights of Meng Wanzhou have been violated

when she was taken into custody.

SANCTION may be enforced by economic or political means

but not thru the courts of law or by weapons.

Clearly the Americans are testing how the world

may treat the US sanctions on any country or person.

Also under test is the extradition treaty

between Canada and the US.

(who is paying for the Canadian prosecutors and how much?)

Another Smokescreen

Red-flushed on the face with the CIA

contradicting his conclusions regarding

the murder of Khashoggi,

the Secretary of State starts another diversion

involving Russia, and naturally involving Russia.

He has given Russia 30 days to comply

with some treaty that nobody cares about.

Of course the US will back down from the treaty

even if Russia complies with it.

Reminds us of all the treaties that the US has negated.

Nobody believes in the Us now?

And who cares if nobody believes in the US now?

This new diversion won’t work.

The world is smarter .

and can now see thru smokescreens

without glasses.

BC Climate Plan

BC should have this climate plan

not due to the carbon emissions,

though,

Johanna could raise the temperature 2 degrees anywhere.

I could not understand what she was saying on this video.

I was focused on the map.

Only the map.

BC Climate Plan.mp4

 

Morneau Knocks Alberta

The Canadian Minister of Finance,

(rue the day it was Morneau)

knocks Alberta and reminds everybody

that it was the Canadian Government

which bought the The Trans Mountain Pipeline

without a cent coming from Alberta.

Well he can keep the pipeline.

The Finance minister is unable to install it anyway.

Alberta will sell its oil eventually

without Federal funding.

The Albertans by themselves will contribute

capital, labor, and resolve.

Ottawa should remember that

the  revenue transfers from Alberta to the government

depends upon the profits from Alberta oil.

(these federal court judges, how much do they spend for their holidays?)

Lucy Marcelo’s Xmas Wreath

 

Merry Christmas To You…OOOOO!!!!

Askewed Comments

 

When I suggested to receive your comments

I did not mean to ask for your suggestions

on how I should run this blog.

I do not need that kind of help, thank you.

There are 6,194 posts before this, FYI,

making it the most internationally visited blog

ringing up 375,850 successful hits per week,

When I said ‘comments’, I meant your opinion on

the subject matter of the posts,

that is, if you read the posts.

and, if I might add, if I decide to post your comments here,

it shall be without mentioning the url of your own website.

Also, The readers would like it better if you show that

you are smart enough to put out your own opinion

without echoing somebody else’s.

Thanks, anyway.

Unbridled Truth in All These

 

In all the news obtaining

here is the unbridled truth.

If Crimea is Russian

then the waters from its shore

is Russian territory

and therefore the Ukrainian ships

were violating international law

and Russia was correct in using force,

which again makes the West gang up on it.

There is no need to declare martial law in Ukraine.

This incident is not internal

and there is no internal trouble in Ukraine

to make martial law necessary.

Somebody is grandstanding again to attract attention.

General Motors  shuts down several auto assembly plants.

If this is a business decision

there is nothing much that can be done about it.

Unless the company gets a huge bailout

which is what the owners were banking on

when the shutdown was made so sudden.

Khashoggi  was  simply  advocating  different priorities

for the industrialization of Saudi Arabia.

The economic development of Saudi Arabia would be screwed

should it again come out with the deplorable state

of it not being able to produce its own food.

At Issue : Journalists For Rent

Under the guise of giving “support” fot journalists

the Liberals are basically hiring the opinion

of the journalists that will cover their campaign.

At Issue.mp4

 

(the Liberals are not only weak-kneed, they are also sneaky)

Subduing Khashoggi

They say that it took four people to bring down Khashoggi.

I say it needed Five.

One guy to clamp his arm around Khashoggi’s neck

and force him to bend backwards.

A second guy to pin the left arm.

A third guy to pin the right arm.

A fourth guy to bind his struggling legs.

A fifth guy to stick the needle on to the only area that is open—-

THE  NECK.

 

Have-Not Crisis

 

Alberta reduces the price for its oil

to an excessively low rate,

prodding the Canadian government to declare

that Alberta is in a crisis.

Far from it!

The Albertans are not complaining about the low price.

On the contrary,

they like it,

what with the price of gas that low

and the exports are higher.

That ‘crisis” is actually a blessing for Albertans.

IT, however, presents a crisis of all sorts

for the Canadian government who presently initiated a

a massive financial support for almost everybody in the private sectors.

(coming mostly from the have-not provinces)

The crisis comes when they realize that the usual revenues

coming from the oil profits are drying up.

The excessively low price of oil that is now obtaining excessively reduces

the revenues of the government, and funding this financial support

has instead got the government holding an empty bag.

And all because some grandstanding judge

threw a wrench on the pipeline schedule.

 

(Reducing the price of oil is the most brilliant move that Premier Notley has made)

The Her-Again Movement

 

dancing ants1a

Ant on the left to ant on the right :  “Goodness, Harriet, how ever did you get

                                                                      that feeler so straight?

                                                                     Are you using a spray?”

Ant on the right to ant on the left :   “No Greta, I just hang from my hind legs

                                                                     When I sleep.”

 

Ant on the left to ant on the right :    “Have you heard, we are again moving

                                                                       To another colony?”

 Ant on the right to ant on the left  :    “yes. And if you ask me, that queen of ours

                                                                        is getting all the sex around here.”

 

 

 

 

Canada Pays For RCMP Abuses?

The RCMP has publicly announced that it will seek

money from the Canadian government to investigate

and/or compensate the victims of the sexual abuses

of the RCMP officers.

REALLY?

Does the RCMP really want the public to pay

for the private sexcursions of its officers?

The public is not responsible for these.

The public has nothing to do with these.

Let the abusive officers pay for it.

And blame the women

for spreading their legs.

Let the public provide more money instead

to the outfit that is more deserving——-

The CANADA POST.

They use their legs to deliver mail.