Monday, November 28, 2022

Taxi Drivers are Mining for Coal

Taxi drivers are now mining coal! I wonder if Uber will come up with an app for that?

"Some coal storage facilities have had to shop from supermarkets."

People are resorting to burning garbage.

And, of course, by-law enforcement is now involved,

"The city, meanwhile, is sending patrols to check on the places they know are popular with miners." (will Uber miners be exempt?)

"We are also spending more money on the sand we use to fill in the holes."

If this were just another Monty Python skit, it would be piss-pants funny, but it's the reality of what happens when governments create crises to "prevent" crises. JUST like they did with COVID.

It's all just another example of the unintended consequences of expecting politicians to come up with "solutions."

And now this:

Washington Post Tells Americans To EAT BUGS As They Can No Longer Afford Traditional Seasonal Dinners

Friday, November 25, 2022

Pay With Cash

At first, I embedded this video at the bottom of this rant. Then I decided, it's so good that it belongs at the top. Brand used to irritate me, but lately, he has been bang on.

From before.

I noticed that the Russell Brand clip was, inexplicably, spliced out of the Tucker stream, so I googled it and found his rant from three weeks ago. This might be the one.

Maybe it was because I was in the cab business that I could see what was coming so easily. It started around 25 years ago when the credit card companies prevented me from buying good-tasting American cigarettes from Switzerland. I had read about how the U.S. government was strong-arming credit card companies to stop processing internet tobacco sales. When it happened to me, I knew why.

It started with tobacco, but how much of a fool do you have to be to have thought it would end there? Now it's plastic bags, meat, and road space. Oh! And I almost forgot about the lockdowns, masks, and vaccinations. 

All were incremental steps toward transferring, even the most basic human choices, to government officials.

They even prescribed the number of guests you could have over for Christmas. Do you remember that? Or has it gone down the same memory hole that has been replaced by, "No one ever said that the vaccines would stop infections and prevent transmission!" Like pre-2020 vaccines did.

Then there was the push toward computerizing taxicab dispatch, along with GPS tracking. Followed by the mandatory cameras. I felt each turn of the screw.

It's like assembling a jig-saw puzzle. A very easy one. The final picture is crystal clear.  Add a dash of authoritarian collectivism, our dominant political fashion, and you don't even have to do any work. The pieces all fall nicely into place.

Then there was the problem I had getting a sticker when I bought an ex taxi Crown Vic, because my insurance policy was not showing up on the IBC COMPUTER! Even though I had bona fide coverage AND a fucking pink slip.

The IBC link is gone? I wonder what that is about? Try this one.

I argued with the girl behind the counter and even got angry with her, until she pointed out that she had no control of the situation. Until the policy showed up in the database, the printer would NOT spit out the permit.

At which point, I envisioned myself arguing with the order taker at a McDonald's restaurant, trying to explain to me that there was no way she could process my order for a quarter pounder with cheese combo, because I had already exceeded my monthly beef quota. "It's to save the planet," she would cheerfully remind me.

I'm hearing that a lot lately when I ask for a bag in the grocery checkout line.

Finally, there was the freezing of the GoFundMe account for the trucker convoy. I had not made a donation, but when the devious fuckers froze the trucker's account, I searched for another platform and found GiveSendGo. I sent them $10 U.S.

That too was frozen, and as of today, it still hasn't been refunded.

And, yes, that sleazy c*nt of a liberal leftist "thought influencer," Dean Blundell, published the hacked list of all the GiveSendGo donors on his website.

His sleazy act, which he deleted a short while later, did not displease me. It was a gift. It was a public demonstration of just how low these leftists will go to crush those who oppose them. And since the Dean Blundells of the world are now deeply entrenched in all of the power centers, do you still think Biden won the 2020 election?

Keep in mind the fact that most voters don't know what the fuck they are doing, and that the political machinery know this, and uses it, to frame its message.

So, yes, Central Bank Digital Currencies represent a grave threat to that remnant of the population who still value their privacy, and their freedom.


Other stuff.


One thing I am also finding strange, is how Statistics Canada seems to be dragging their feet now in presenting the charts for all-cause mortality in Canada. Their charts have not been updated since July, 2022. I don't recall them being so slow in the past. I have been particiularly interested in the mortality stats, since the COVID response, for people in the 0 to 44 year age bracket.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Died Suddenly

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Child labour banned, except when mandated by government

Government is evil.

October 5, 2009

It doesn't matter anymore where you choose to look. As government grows, its true nature becomes easier and easier to see.

In addition to their warm embrace of formerly illegal numbers rackets, our governments are engaged in wholesale theft, deceit, extortion, blackmail, kidnapping, intimidation, expropriation, property destruction and murder.

Whenever a private citizen engages in any of the above, we call him a criminal.

But if any of the above are committed by legislators, cops, judges, jailers, by-law inspectors, children's aid workers, revenue agents, bomber pilots or, now, high school principals, we don't bat an eye.

Why is that, I wonder?

More to the point, how does a nation, or an entire civilization, of, for the most part, decent and peaceful people, who would not think of engaging in theft, intimidation or murder, come to accept the day-to-day application of these methods by the institution they have been led to believe works for them?

If you are not Michael Moore, let me ask you this:

Between the evil institution of capitalism (exchange) and the touchy, feely, warm and cuddly institution of government (coercion,) if you had to err on the side of caution, who in your mind would most closely be associated with the following traits:

"Theft, deceit, extortion, blackmail, kidnapping, intimidation, expropriation, property destruction and murder."

Walmart? Canadian Tire? Exxon? Or government?

Well, the first question I would ask is who, generally, has the guns?

One gets in your face with advertising and shelves full of products you can choose, or choose not, to buy, at prices which seem, perhaps surprisingly, to fluctuate. The other gets in your face, and whether you like it or not, you pay, or else. And prices that never fluctuate. They just keep going up.

Now. To another aspect of the symptoms of government cancer.

The Ontario Ministry of Education and Training is now blackmailing our children into involuntary servitude.

Community Involvement Activities As part of the diploma requirements, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities. These activities may be completed at any time during their years in the secondary school program.

Ministry of Education and Training

The state, through its education monopoly, is mandating compassion. "Be kind, or else we'll try to ruin your life!" That makes me feel all touchy and feely. Does it do the same for you?

I found this on the Midland, Ontario, Secondary School site.

Italics mine.

Community Involvement—Diploma Requirements

Student's must complete 40 hours of community involvement. This requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and the role they can play in their communities. Wear a mask. Get vaccinated. Trust the "science."

Well, who could object to that? What could possibly be wrong with the government education monopoly taking an interest in the kid's civic responsibilities and the role they can play? Especially when it comes to brainwashing them into believing that a government monopoly in education is a good thing.

Students, in collaboration with their parent(s)/guardian(s), (the parents are to be co-opted into this scheme!, are responsible for selecting volunteer activities from the "Eligible Activity List".

Eligible Activity List? That means anything that reflects the official government line? Could there be a political or organized labour stink to "eligible activities? See below.

Students, their parent(s)/guardian(s) have the responsibility for completing the "Completion of Community Involvement Activities" form and handing these in to the school as required. They are also to ensure that the corresponding, total number of hours is recorded correctly on the student’s report card.

Yeah, just another mutation of the income tax form. Students and their parents have the responsibility blah, blah, and the total numbers *must* be recorded correctly. Or what? Or else. More government stink.

Community Involvement Eligible Activity List

This should be good.

Eligible activities must be without pay, outside class time, and not part of a course requirement, such as job shadowing, co-op or work experience. However, an acceptable activity that takes place during a student’s lunch break or spare periods is acceptable.

"Acceptable activity," reminds me of Ayn Rand, "Acceptable to whom and for what?" Without pay? Is work done without pay "acceptable," to the slave?

The SCDSB in consultation with School Councils, the Special Education Advisory Committee and Ontario School Board’s Insurance Exchange (OSBIE) approve the activities listed below:

Whew! All of those councils, committees and exchanges. Isn't it comforting to know we have all of these strangers, who most of us have never even heard of, that have so much influence on whether our children shall be *permitted* to graduate?

And now, drumroll to the list!

Assistance to seniors;

I like this one. Seniors—I am almost (now) one myself. Seniors are a class of citizen in our welfare state system who has been granted a form of political status. They are people who have been lucky enough to live long enough to become seniors. Those of us who are lesser citizens must now bow down to them and hope we shall be blessed with a lifelong enough to allow us to indulge in a similar state of mandated privileges.

Personally, if and when I reach that magic age, I won't be the one asking the hapless and starving cab driver for my legally mandated "seniors discount."

Well, maybe some day we will become so advanced that we will be able to identify those among us who won't live long enough to be seniors and they will be able to benefit from some mandatory "service," or handout.

Personally, if my kids have to submit to this insulting mandate in order to graduate I will do everything I can to find an "acceptable," activity which subtly, or not, drives home to them the fact that they have a right to be here, and the right to learn, regardless of whether their curiosity leads them in a direction "acceptable," to some anonymous group of committees.

I know! For the seniors part of the program, I will ask my kids to escort senior smokers outside of their government regulated nursing homes and to make sure they don't slip on ice and die of exposure to the second hand elements of nature.

Environmental projects;

Environmental projects? Would an essay on the Global Warming scam qualify as an "Acceptable Activity?"

Working with charitable and service organizations;

Like ACORN? Antifa? BLM? They could learn to smash windows, burn cars, and beat the shit out of people.

Community sports and recreation activities;

Is this the way out for them? Just join a basketball team or something?

Specific school-related activities;

None were specified. Though, after viewing some recent You-Tube videos, perhaps this activities might include writing a prayer to Obama.

Community activities;

This one seems pretty open. If my kids attend a Tea Party demonstration, would that count?

Working in health facilities.

My choice here would be to get them into some kind of program where they help people to start smoking. After all, it is well known that smokers, despite their cost to society, tend to die off faster and save tons of money in the form of old age pensions and chronic care.

Yep, it sure makes me feel good that I am being progressively relieved of the burden of making decisions.

What Was I Saying in 2009?

We are about to be skewered

November 5, 2009

Al Gore and his allies become fabulously rich on the global warming hoax.

The carbon trading scam is no different from the taxi licensing scam at work in Hamilton and most other cities.

In Hamilton, if you want to operate your own cab, you have to either purchase a license for upwards of $200,000 or lease one for what has just gone up to $14,000 a year. Greed is good. In a free market. It gets downright ugly where there is a large government footprint that isn't subject to the discipline of laissez-faire competition.

Whatever happened to the "right" to earn a living?

I own one of these licenses. I know how this system works. It's a government sponsored scam to rip off the public and to rip off the poor drivers. I would like to see this system reformed, but not in such a way that those who made a huge investment of time and/or money in the existing regime are wiped out overnight. I.E. people like me. Sorry, Ejaz, but I am too old to start over again.

The damage done locally by restrictive taxi licensing is nothing but a ripple compared to the damage that will be done by Cap and Trade. Cap and Trade is an international taxi licensing scam with this difference; instead of buying or leasing a taxi "plate," you will have to buy carbon credits to run just about any business you can think of.

Imagine you want to sell burgers out of a trailer? Well, burgers contribute to global warming. You will have to buy credits. You might even get a "plate" you can attach to your trailer with a sticker showing your quota of carbon credits, along with an expiry date.

A trailer burger operation is about all you will be thinking about because carbon intense industrial activities will go to someplace where they don't have to buy "carbon credits," like India or China.

Duh! Who'd've thunk?

Western labour unions have already made China the largest steel producer in the world! Who could not have seen that coming? Don't you just love how much unions have done to help "working people?" In China! Now, the working people our unions have "helped," are serving burgers and fries to customers who have borrowed the money from the Chinese.

Comic Interlude

Brought to you by none other than the famous Blueline cab driver, Spaceman.

"How do the monkeys in Africa fight each other?

"They use Gorilla warfare."

Second Comic Interlude
Don't you just love how much unions have done to help "working people?" In China. Now the working people our unions have "helped," are serving burgers and fries to customers who have borrowed the money from the Chinese.

Who will you be buying these carbon credits from?

People like Al Gore and Goldman Sachs. Enron wanted some of this action too.

Gore is the one whose movie has been brainwashing your children with the help of the public education system, to scare the hell out of your kids and butter them up for unquestioning acceptance of what is coming straight at them; a big green bulldozer. Public education has a very large government footprint. They will be telling their grandkids stories like, "Yep, when I was knee high to a grasshopper, we were actually allowed to keep our lights on past eight o'clock!" Those young eyes will be glowing with disbelief.

One in eight or so American kids reportedly have been traumatized by Gore's advertising campaign. They think the world is going to end. If global warming *is* a grand hoax to make certain people rich, do not forget how it's promoters chose to exploit and frighten our children to further their agenda. How low will they go? Are we looking into the face of evil? Or am I just crazy?

Man, this is so hilarious. An entire civilization committing mass suicide. I must be crazy.

There are other goodies in Cap and Trade too. Don't forget, Dalton is bringing this abominable scheme to Ontario. We will have enforcement officers in every city with the power to come into your home an make sure it has a low carbon footprint. How do you like that idea?

And if they find anything that is substandard they will have the power to compel you to spend the money to fix it. And if you DON'T fix it within the prescribed time, you will be deemed to be occupying your own home illegally.

Smart meters anyone?

How about computer chips in your garbage cans as in the UK?


Are you angry yet????

Friday, November 11, 2022

Who'd've thunk?

July 20, 2009

"Perhaps the biggest impact on the Earth's climate over time has been the sun."

Duh? Who'd've thunk?!

I just want to emphasize a few quotes from the article that has since disappeared from the web,

"But without government action on climate change, some business analysts say green companies backed by KPCB are either unlikely to be profitable or that their growth will be slow."

"Companies in the KPCB portfolio, as start-up companies, might be in greater need of a helping hand from government policy changes, but the larger, more established firms in the GIM portfolio also could benefit if the government manipulates the current market by mandating alternative fuels or imposing a cap and trade system."

"It would be very helpful if you have government initiative. Without it, it will take longer for these to be economically viable,"

"Wind power, solar and biofuels all operate on tax subsidies or purchase requirements," Ely told Cybercast News Service. "The government stimulates demand. The most notorious subsidy is the 51 cent gas credit for ethanol."

(italics mine)

Yep, the Government stimulates demand. Even our local government has got into the game of "stimulating demand," by forcing all licensed cab drivers to take a ridiculous "Skills and Service Training Program," for cab drivers which, has already forced 1400 cab drivers to waste at least $130 and at least 11,200 hours on this legislated "stimulus."

The school teaches nothing of value to experienced cab drivers. Even new rookie drivers will walk out of this program with almost no practical knowledge of the job they are about to perform. (Ok, drivers will have been advised to be nice to their customers and immigrants will have been advised of making "eye contact." - is that worth 8 hours and $130?)

Based on those numbers, the school has already earned 1,400 X $130 = $182,000 from just the first module of the course. After all three modules have been completed, the school will have grossed about $546,000, all of which shall have been sucked from the pockets of people, most of whom, earn about half the Ontario minimum wage.

Yep, and if we could stimulate the prosthetics industry by cutting off people's hands or gouging out their eyes, maybe KPCB could make some money from that too.

One of the wonderful things about capitalism is that it forces business to expend its efforts on providing goods and services desired by consumers who vote with their dollars.

As government cancer continues to spread, the value of those consumer dollar votes continues to shrink (in more ways than one,) as business reorients itself to being politically driven rather than consumer driven.

We, the people, are being seriously ripped off.

But if the sun shuts down, we've got a problem. It is the sun, not the Earth, that's hanging in the balance.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

My Theory

July 13, 2009

It's a simple theory. Capitalism, for one reason or another, comes to be the prevailing economic order.

It results in unprecedented wealth creation.

The wealth created is not equally distributed.

My knowledge of history is spotty at best but tell me something, back in say the tenth century, would there have been much discussion about socialized medicine, public housing, government pensions, "free" education and so on?

I kinda doubt it.

Well, once material wealth abounds, so do socialists. They see their role instead as making use of their social conscience. The coercive power of the state is the only way their social conscience can be realized. So the socialists get into politics and try to reallocate wealth along the lines of their own deep compassion.

And then you get democracy. Mob rule. Two wolves and a sheep voting on the dinner menu, not realizing they are all cooked now.

Anyway, enough of my feeble ranting. I am getting too old for this shit. Here is the content of an email I got from a friend. The title is "TOMBSTONE---A MUST SEE." An image of a tombstone with the inscription:

United States of America
Born: July 4, 1776
Died: Nov 4, 2008

and here is the text

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election:

  • Number of States won by: Democrats:19 Republicans: 29
  • Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000
  • Population of counties won by: Democrats:127 million Republicans: 143 million
  • Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals, and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

the message goes on to say,

If you are in favour of this, then by all means, delete this message.

If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

I think this message is very much half true. The part I don't like is the way it suggests the Republican Party is the way out of this mess. They have had their chances and failed repeatedly.

Nor do I believe the Libertarian party would have made a difference.

The only thing that will make a real difference is an intellectual revolution. And that ain't going to happen. Too many people have been through government controlled education. They might not know how to read or write, but their faith in the State is unshakable.

Want to see the future of America? Well, just take a look at California.

Taxi Drivers are Mining for Coal

Taxi drivers are now mining coal! I wonder if Uber will come up with an app for that? "Some coal storage facilities have had to shop...