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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday's Ride - Forza Motorsport 4 - Bertone Mantide 2010 - Test Drive Gameplay (HD) [10...

There is more to do than just carbon taxes

"'All the noisy, divisive attention lavished on carbon taxes drives Mark Jaccard up the wall. It’s not that the Simon Fraser University professor doesn’t think they can work. Jaccard, 63, even helped design British Columbia’s widely praised carbon tax, brought in by then-premier Gordon Campbell in 2008. It’s often held up internationally as proof carbon taxes can cut emissions without crimping economic growth.
"But Jaccard emphasizes that Campbell’s far less celebrated regulations on generating electricity delivered three times the emissions cuts of his carbon tax. And that former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty’s phase-out of coal generation delivered Canada’s biggest cuts to date. And that California is leading the way with regulations that require more zero-emissions vehicles and more renewable power."

The climate crisis: These are Canada’s worst-case scenarios

What will it take for popular opinion to catch up with the terrifying science? We talk to Canada’s top climate change experts.

Both the Gripon and Typhoon are viable alternatives to the F-35

Per Alriksson of Saab Aeronautics said the Gripen is designed specifically for operations in the Arctic, giving it a leg up on other planes. “Sweden has air force bases in what you call the far North,” he added. “We operate there daily. (The Gripen) has Arctic DNA built into it.”

In pursuit of $19B contract, Sweden's Saab offers to build fleet of fighter jets in Canada

Saab's offer further ups the ante on the competition that will see the federal government purchase 88 new aircraft

A Swedish aerospace firm that hopes to supply Canada’s new fleet of fighter jets says it could build the aircraft in this country, making maximum use of the expertise of domestic firms and creating high-tech jobs.
Saab’s pitch to build its Gripen E fighter jet in Canada further ups the ante on the $19-billion competition that will see the federal government purchase 88 new aircraft.
The Liberal government has been emphasizing the transfer of new technology and expertise to Canadian aerospace firms as well as the creation of high-tech jobs as among its key goals for the fighter jet program.
Another European firm, Airbus, has hinted it could also build its Typhoon fighters in Canada, but Saab said if the federal government wants the planes built on a domestic production line its commitment is solid.
For the Canadian program, Saab is hoping to follow the same process that helped it win a recent fighter jet competition in Brazil. The first batch of Gripen E fighter jets are being built in Sweden but the technology is then being transferred to Brazilian firms so they can assemble the remaining aircraft.


In 1959, police were called to a segregated library when a 9yr-old Ronald Mcnair refused to leave. He later got a PhD in Physics from MIT, and died in 1986, one of the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Challenger. The library that refused to lend him books is now named after him.

Harper doesn't speak for Canada he's a danger to World peace

Final pose

Alphabet prayer

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday's Ride - 1960 Austin Healey Sprite

As long as Andrew Scheer and the CPC find these groups useful to advance their cause they will grow bolder

Here's What Canada Can Learn From Hamilton, Ont.'s Far-Right Problem

When fascists believe a city and its police are on their side, they feel emboldened to act more aggressively.

Hamilton, Ont. has become fertile ground for right-wing extremists, and city leaders have so far demonstrated themselves to be profoundly ill-equipped to respond effectively. A cascade of policy failures and glaring missteps have exposed a rift between the city and its most vulnerable constituents. 
The dynamics playing out here are symptomatic of a broader movement across Canada insinuating itself into politics at every level. We cannot afford to ignore the danger of fascist movements, and recent events in Hamilton offer a poignant case study for all Canadian cities in how not to respond to the growing threat.

Big ass grill

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday's Ride - The Bizzarrini GT 5300 | Drive it!

Stephen Harper: Undermining Canada for corporate gain - perhaps it is time for CSIS to investigate the CPC and Stephen Harper

"Former prime minister Stephen Harper condemned Canadians who promote Sikh separatism and predicted close ties with a controversial Indian government if the Conservatives win back power, underscoring in a recent speech the role south-Asian politics could play in the run-up to October’s election."

Harper condemns Sikh separatists, predicts close Modi-Scheer ties in pro-India speech

Harper's comments raised questions about whether his party is moving closer to New Delhi on an issue that has long roiled the Indo-Canadian community

And then there is this -

OTTAWA -- Some of the federal government's top bureaucrats have been warned that China and India might try to use their respective migrant communities in Canada to advance their own interests.
The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy ministers attending a retreat on national security last year that also flagged the challenge in preventing foreign countries from launching "hostile actions" against Canada.

Officials warned China, India could use communities in Canada to advance agendas

Justin Trudeau's visit to India last April was the best thing that ever happened, to Andrew Scheer.

For the Cons with the help of our shabby Con media were able to mock Trudeau's traditional Indian garb, and claim that he had been shunned by the Indian government  for having invited a convicted Sikh extremist to a reception in New Delhi.

Trudeau's national security adviser, Daniel Jean, claimed it was a setup by the Indian government.

But the Cons and their bought media wouldn't believe him. Trudeau lost five points in the polls, and Scheer began to dream of becoming Prime Minister.

So now he's trying to recover some of that lost magic, by travelling to India himself.

Harper Government's "How to Obstruct Parliament Manual"

A history lesson on Stephen Harper's economic incompetence

6 charts show Stephen Harper has the worst economic record of any Prime Minister since World War II

1. Stephen Harper has steered Canada’s economy to its lowest levels of growth in 69 years

2. Harper has the worst job creation record of any Prime Minister since 1946

3. Harper is the first Prime Minister since the 1950s to oversee a decline in the employment rate

4. Stephen Harper is kind of a lousy salesman

5. It has been good times for Canada’s richest 1% under Stephen Harper

The Green Party isn't green: It is a misconception and other things you thought you knew

Philip Cross: How Elizabeth May taught conservatives never to trust green activists

Two recent books call into question the seriousness that anyone should accord to the Green party and its leader, Elizabeth May, writes Philip Cross

Released last year, the book The Canadian Federal Election of 2015 (edited by Carleton University professors Jon H. Pammett and Christopher Dornan) devotes a chapter to the total flop that was the Green party’s campaign. The Greens set out with the lofty goals of winning 12 seats and achieving official party status, to hold the balance of power in a divided Parliament. Instead, the Greens again returned with only May as a their sole MP. Just one Green candidate finished in second place, and only nine candidates managed to get the minimum 10-per-cent of the vote required to be reimbursed for campaign expenses (six of them were in B.C.). In total, the popular support for the Green party plunged from nearly one million votes in 2011 to 600,000 in 2015 despite a seven-percentage-point increase in voter turnout.
In conservative circles, green is the new red
Nor should anyone be fooled into thinking the Greens are a legitimately national party by its sham of fielding 336 candidates across Canada. As the chapter’s author, Susan Harada, also of Carleton, notes, one in five Green candidates was merely a “paper” candidate, including May’s own daughter and her two campaign co-managers who were listed as candidates in Quebec. The party runs these paper candidates to buttress its self-styled image as a national party deserving of being invited to televised leaders’ debates and worthy of media attention.