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Chretien Speaks

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien opines

about the present Canadian government policies.

Chretien.mp4

Missing Kashoggi

The consensus is

that Journalist Kshoggi

has been assassinated inside

the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Turkey

by 15 Saudi hitmen.

Missing Kashoggi.mp4

Kashoggi wrote about the imprisonment

of women activists in Saudi Arabia.

This caused a diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

As a consequence, much of the Saudi Arabian students and

migrants to Canada have been forcefully recalled.

I guess that Kashoggi is about to report

of an impending mutiny in this kingdom.

Kashoggi’s  mistake  is that he did not

go to the Turkish Embassy first

before going to the Saudi Arabian Consulate.

That is, if he were fleeing

or asking for refugee status.

It is also possible that Kashoggi never realized

that the driver of the vehicle

is part of the plot.

It is also possible that his body

was flown back to Saudi Arabia

in 15 suitcases.

Trump has to realize that he not only induced

a spoiled brat in Salman,

 Trump has actually created a monster.

Missing Interpol President

Meng Hongwei

Missing Interpol.mp4

(this one, Wagstaffe, is not missing, mind you)

FBI To Investigate

The Senate Judiciary Committee Pauses

to provide leeway 

for the FBI to investigate Dr. Ford’s allegations.

This should do it!

Kavanaugh’s goose is cooked.

And we ain’t even close to Thanksgiving yet.

I did foresee the hang-up being imposed on the committee.

But I never thought about Senator Flake

advancing the motion of a week’s pause

and the FBI to investigate.

What I actually saw

was some Republicans abstaining from voting

putting the votes on a draw.

Well, anyway the effect is the same.

The FBI will investigate.

It would be best for Trump to start selection

for his alternate Brown-shirted nominee for the Supreme Court,

one who would also uphold the powers of the President

over the Articles of the US Constitution

as Kavanaugh would.

Democrat Boycott?

It appears that the Democrat members

of the Senate judiciary Committee

will boycott the voting for the Kavanaugh nomination.

The Democrats have now maintained that the

present proceedings are against the rule of law.

It appears that they are forcing the committee

to have the FBI investigation first.

And it appears that I was right.

Republican Senator Flake appears to have

a change of heart

regarding the matter.

Chrystia Freeland =Pain In The Neck

Trump has now singled out Freeland

as difficult to negotiate with.

Holy Smokes!

The little lady is now famous

in that she has got into Trump’s goat!

(Damn the torpedoes,

slow down a bit

Yehey)

(applause, applause)

Whatever it is that Trump secretly wants,

Canada will never allow any private corporation

excepting that which is owned primarily

by Canadians.

(thumb on the nose)

The China Collusion

From all that is happening now

I will not be surprised if the over-acting Trump

compels Rosenstein to appoint

another Special Counsel

to investigate the China Collusion.

This would be about

diverting the sale of Soya beans

to Iran.

Kavanaugh Chickens Out

Asked several times by the Senate Committee Democrats

to ask the President to have himself

investigated by the FBI,

Kavanaugh settles himself with all

the standard excuses why he should not.

He is afraid that the FBI will find witnesses

to0 corroborate Dr. Ford’s testimony.

Either that, or the FBI will uncover

his personal bias towards the wealthy

and the contributors to the Republican Party.

Worse, he may have a mistake of leaning a decision towards

a private corporation in return for money.

Whatever the reasons are—

whether they be political, or revenge, or financial

the bottom line is to determine whether

Dr. Ford’s allegations are true.

For this purpose Kavanaugh chose to smear his reputation

and become the only judge to refuse

an FBI background  check.

And thusly will the Republican

supporters start to move away.

(While it is true that FBI investigations do not make conclusions,

it is also true that these investigations yield results in facts, evidence, and further witnesses.)

Kavanaugh’s Sexual Escapade

This happens, this happens!

Commonly, too

although nobody talks about it

except Me Too.

About this, men are guilty

I know, I am too,

primarily because we make the women

feel exploited.

Men lack the aftercare,

the concern for the women after the encounter.

As a result, women feel used

and discarded after the event.

From this I reiterate what I keep saying before—-

that women should say no.

(Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is telling the truth! She only has to prove that Kavanaugh was present!)

One Downright Yankee Liar

This week,

and from what he says publicly

in the UN and the media,

Donald Trump has now proven to the world

without  a doubt

that he is

 a downright Yankee liar.*

(and thus validates the reasons why he should be ignored)

Trump Wants Another Denuclearization Meeting

As North Korea and South Korea whirls

in their Reunification celebrations

the US wants another denuclearization meeting with Kim

as if it does not want to be left out from the celebrations.

And then, out of the blue

comes the agreement between Kim and Moon.

Or that Agreement which does not need

Trump’s signature.

As this goes on, the Korean Peninsula

will realize that it does not actually need the US

to intrude.

As for the complete ‘denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’

it will be ensured that international inspectors

to validate this condition

will be completely satisfied.

Yep—carve this on stone!

Oct 1Deadline

Trump wants to have a Nafta Deal by October 1.

Fat chance.

  If he wants a deal by Oct 1.

He should call it a deal as it is.

After all, Canada is not in a bind.

He is.

And we Canadians

have read his book 

and developed our own book called,

The Art of the Smarter Deal.

And hey, we have all winter to wait, eh?

Go try El Mejico!

After all, you started this!

 

Stupid Nafta Demands

There is no such thing as a free trade agreement

which is laced with tariffs!

Canadians will  never agree to a trade mediation

presided by American judges only.

Canadians will never agree with

the intimidating end-the-agreement clause

at any time the US wants to.

Canadians will never agree to be a dumping ground

of goods that the US has to throw away as waste.

Canadians will never get its Canada First Policy

behind the America First Policy.

Tariffs will never supplant America’s lost revenues.

If America wants to have the trade deal with Mexico,

then it should.

If America believes that Nafta is stalled because of  Canada,

hey, Nafta was going great before America started

tweaking it for more money.

If America believes that Canada is stalling,

hey, Canada would rather wait for another

less bullying American government,

EH?

(So, lay on MacDough, er, MacDuff!)

The Resistance

From the way this piece is written

and the words used,

I may be able to deduce

and determine the identity.

But I would rather not.

This is an amazing piece of work

and I never could have done any better.

Somehow this essay warms my heart

against this cold Canadian winter

which is about to start.

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
Sept. 5, 2018
(The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.)
President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.
It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.
The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
I would know. I am one of them.
To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.
But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.
That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.
The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.
Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.
In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.
Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.
But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.
From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.
Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.
“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier.
The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.
It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.
The result is a two-track presidency.
Take foreign policy: In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.
Astute observers have noted, though, that the rest of the administration is operating on another track, one where countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly, and where allies around the world are engaged as peers rather than ridiculed as rivals.
On Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better — such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable.
This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.
Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.
The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.
Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.
We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.
There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. But the real difference will be made by everyday citizens rising above politics, reaching across the aisle and resolving to shed the labels in favor of a single one: Americans.
The writer is a senior official in the Trump administration.
The Anonymous Senior Administration Official Sept. 6, 2018

The Same Trick…

And so the US changes its tune again…

instead of issuing a warning not to attack IDLIB,

(presumably to prevent the discovery

of the huge munitions cache

and the stockpile of chemical weapons

that the foreign mercenaries use

regularly in Syria to put the blame on Assad),

the US now warns against the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Now the chemical weapons is on the rebel side, remember?

Now how can the Syrian army use this.

Besides, has anybody ever realized that the Syrian army is winning?

Why would they use chemical weapons and have the world

blame them on this.

But as I said, Trump telegraphs his punches

and broadcasts his low blows

This is another of this low blows.

I surmise that there will be a report

of another chemical attack as the Syrian army

gets closer to the city.

And then of course the Syrian army will be blamed for it.

You know,

just like the Buk missile bringing down the MH17

so as to have the Ukrainians blamed for it?

Those foreign mercenaries are really crafty.

(street-to-street fighting only with snipers used against tow missile gunners)

The WMD Cache

Trump issues a warning

not to attack the last Syrian rebel stronghold

of IDLIB,  stating humanitarian reasons why.

This is contrary to what he would caution

his Saudi Arabian lackeys to do

against the towns of Yemen.

If I read him correctly,

since he is one to telegraph his punches

and broadcast his low blows,

the downfall of IDLIB would spell grave consequences

against the American enterprise.

A determined envelopment of the town would yield

a huge cache of munitions

and THE STOCKPILE

of chemical weapons,

plus the complement of top rebel leaders

and their mercenary advisers.

Thusly the town’s fall would initiate

the last of American regional influence

outside of Israel.

(Strafe outside defenses only, don’t use bombs)

Nafter

New trade agreements with Mexico

and/or Canada,

 may be named Nafter,

or Nafta after Trump.

It is his obsession to have his name

in all agreements involving the US.

The truth is, the American coffers are empty.

Efforts to fill it up with arms sales, sanctions and tariffs

are not getting the expected results.

America’s infrastructure is in a rut,

er, rot,

and US dollars are getting printed

as fast as the ink holds out.

Wall street stock values are up not because

of the progress of the corporations

but simply because people buy their stocks.

If people sell their stocks,

see how fast the share values go down.

Nafta is  not a rip-off

as Trump says.

 On the contrary  it is the only means

that the US can dump

products to Mexico and Canada.

The excess by which milk is produced in the US

is enough to fill a lake.

And Trump blames Canada for not accepting this excess.

Canada is less populated and produces milk

just enough for consumption.

Canada is also shifting interest to foreign made cars,

like the Mini Cooper.

The US is not that important a trading partner

if Canada starts to look to Cuba

and Venezuela

and Syria

and Russia for trade.

Canada should also consider building oil tankers.

It should also beware of what Trump promises now.

A NAFTER sunset review

is similar to an intimidating

sanction clause.

Any deal with the US should take into consideration

that Trump cannot remain in office

for the next 7 years,

and that there will be less demand

for the USD currency after this.

A business hint would be :

SYRIA will be needing

heavy equipment operators.

(I would rather that Canada terminate NAFTA and let the buyers and sellers do their thing and thereby establishing their own level of business)

COLLUSION

Nomi Prins

has three books on her name :

Collusion,

It Takes a Pillage,

and

All The Presidents’ Bankers

all in which she brings out

in a style as straightforward

as the manner in which she writes her name,

the attempt to dominate the financial world

by hook

and mostly by crook.

This American enterprise has come under a new motto:

 America First.

Nomi Prins

Collusion.mp4

Such revelations as Nomi provide

cause more flurries of smokescreens

that the US and the UK drum up

to hide their real intent

of world financial domination

by causing enough furor to divert the attention

from the shenanigans.

The WMD scare, the Novichok,

the Russian meddling, the tariffs,

Iranian nuclear testing,

North Korean missile launchings

Isis, Isil, Taliban, Yemen,

all these divert attention from what has been

the secret operation—–

PAX AMERICANA !

In this world situation when achieved

nobody, not one,

will be able to do anything without American  permission.

To top it all

not even those involved in this project

really know what they are aiming for.

Well, the jig is up

and the rigging is exposed.

And almost everybody is

shying away from using the

American dollar!

See what happens next.

(think about it, Washington does not need a Special Counsel, it needs a Special Auditor, instead)

Hard On The Budget

Definitely,

portly-tively,

overdue for sanctioning.

The Message

The Saudis bombed a school bus

killing children.

They are putting out a message

or messages.

They are giving a warning for the young people

to come home when the king says so.

Also that the Saudis have the bravado

and are not actually homosexuals,

and that they are not pedophiles

who would abuse children sexually

but instead slay them wantonly.

Such an act of killing children

makes the Saudis worst than

the terrorists that they support.

Such a king like this one

is portrayed in fairy tales,

only thing is they are called ogres.

Slip Of The Tongue

In their glaring anger against Canadian “interference”,

a valid Saudi in a high position

declared that Canada should be cautious

lest it suffer the fate of the twin Towers.

SO—

it is not a suspicion not no more—

that,

from a slip of the tongue,

Saudi nationals caused the September 11  debacles

on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon building.

Afterwards, the same official withdrew

his statement!

What have the Saudis got against women, anyway?

Didn’t they come from a women’s wombs?

INGRATES!

Saudis are Women Haters

It has been confirmed what has been suspected for a time.

The Saudis are women haters.

  Such a condition so rampantly propagated

may mean only one more thing====

the Saudis are homosexuals.

Such a tendency to hate women

brings with it a tendency to love men instead.

And so it goes

for gay people.

Yup, their violent reaction to what was a valid

human rights call to free women activists

as a prerogative to gender freedom

may also mean the reason for the unusual reaction

is caused by other things

such as the Saudis are losing the conflict

to subdue the Yemenis.

If they actually lose the battle,

they will not be able to fulfill the Saudi intention

to give Trump the gift of Port,

which is Hodeiddah.

This would be a big  US Naval Base

(mainly for Polaris subs)

that would compensate for the loss

of that port at Crimea

and would oversee oil tankers

and gas pipelines within the region.

The Saudis are now in a tantrum presumably

blaming the Canadians for all their homosexual troubles.

And the Saudis presently in Canada,

for their own valid reasons,

have now started to sift their thoughts

to consider what their country

of Saudi Arabia

really stands for.

Yep, the Saudis have started to elbow in on stage

and out of the wallflower scene.

(again I say, the women must say no)

The New Scourge of God

Comes now from the broken horizon

is the new Scourge of God.

Formed from the binding of

Israelis and Saudis,

this Scourge will attempt

to undermine the divinely established

base of the Roman Catholic Religion.

As if this attempt will provide diversion

from what appears to be losing enterprises

against Yemen and Gaza.

Even with their combined might

and a powerful sponsor

this attempt will be futile

because the rest of the world

are not really impressed.

Besides,

It is written,

attacks on the Priests

will be started every year,

and will end before the next year.

Mark my words!

These attacks will do little

to bury the Church.

This Scourge will actually ravage itself.

(Is it not true that God will not choose a Scourge to ravage His own Establishment?)

 

The Priest’s Vestments

Those that inherit the mantle of

the Disciples of Jesus

are called Priests.

Bishops and Archbishops are also priests.

The Pontiff is also a priest.

They all undergo extensive training

to learn how to teach

the Words of God.

And to withstand the assaults

against the Sacraments of God.

The Roman Catholics are well aware

that priests are also human beings

and being so they may fall into

the temptations of the flesh.

More so because Priests are celibates.

These abuses done by Priests are ignored by

Catholics because the focus of respect

falls on their vestments, their work of delivering

God’s Sacraments to the faithful.

Indeed God’s Sacraments is to be worshipped;

not the Priests,

but their vestments.

Priests are holy

when they perform the functions

delegated to them By God.

Benedicta tu

in nominee Domine.

(stand your ground, people, the wind will blow harder)

Extra Wins

I see that my recent posts have attracted

a different section of the viewers—-

which are those  that try to make their fortunes

by getting ahead of luck—-

the Lottery Bettors.

HAH!

Wait till we get to the US Powerball.

Only thing about this US lottery

is that there are no on-point terminals

that sell Powerball tickets in Canada.

Besides my programs for it require

legal-size paper to print the 69 numbers.

One advice the bettors should take from me would be :

don’t bet the bread money on lotteries!

No win will come out from this enterprise,

 not even the EXTRA win.

What extra win you say?

Extra wins are those offered by lottery admins

to spread more of the extra money collected

from the lotteries in those cases where

the jackpot is not won,

What spread the money you say?

Observe the prize breakdowns on the

lottery sites.

Not much off the millions have been spread around.

Note also that the more populated provinces get

most of the spread.

Ontario wins 17 times, Quebec 11,

British Columbia 7.

Edmonton, Calgary,

and Saskatoon each get one winner.

Notice also that the eastern have-not provinces

do not show the city wherein the winners lie.

Probably because it would be highly likely

that some town like Scrampton

will show a string of high-prize wins

in succession.

Either that, or it is not known where the terminal is,

or that there is no such terminal.

BTW, in the Canadian National 649

extra wins are selected according to the

specific terminal and the specific

combination printed on the ticket, i.e.,

39266889-01  Edmonton

won #2o00 for the first combination

printed on this ticket.

The ticket number 55312130-09 Ontario

is probably bought by subscription

since only six combinations

are printed on every ticket.

In the Canadian Lottomax, however,

the extra wins are drawn from the same machine

and are combination numbers which

naturally assumes the same mathematical

probabilities as the jackpot numbers

even for the meager prizes

that are awarded.

Incidentally, the Aug 3  Lottomax draw was won

the first time around so no extra wins on the next draw,

The numbers drawn were –

9,11,23,33,35,36,42, +6 B

which are exactly eight of the 15 numbers

that make my final choice for the National 649 lottery.

Goodness!

I’ve been betting my numbers

on the wrong lottery!