Monday, September 24, 2007

I said what I said

I've experienced this too, but to a much lesser extent. Thanks to my buddy Gerry for showing me this one.

CBC bias - today's Stats Canada Income story

Further to the Stats Canada post below, I found it interesting to hear the midstream media's interpretation. Were they concerned that our economy is not producing prosperity at anywhere near the level of our nearest neighbors? Well, at least they mentioned it.

Tax-payer funded CBC predictably made the most about who pays what taxes. Apparently it's Nationally newsworthy that somewhere in Canada, in the 2.8 Million Plus range, there were about 100 people who's business losses or other expenses exceeded their incomes, and they paid no tax.

Oh My GAwd. What a disaster.

On CBC Radio One the news story at the top of the 6 oclock hour emphasized how much richer than the rest of the taxpayers the top 5% are, and that the top 1 percent nearly doubled their incomes over last year. The 95-percenters apparently barely made any gains. I could hear the triumphant emotion in his voice as the CBC reporter hit what he thought was the high point of this story: that the rich are paying a larger precentage of taxes than they were a few years ago.

Top 5% of income

Pity the poor Canadians.
Not poor- as in broke. Poor because their economy labors under the bloated burden of a high-tax regime needed to support it's struggling welfare state. That's a mouthful eh?
Well Statistics Canada just released figures showing that the top 5% of earners here, lag way way way behind the top 5% in the United States.
In Canada, get this, you're officially rich if you make more than $89,000 per year. Gimme a break.
By comparison, in the more lightly tax-burdened U.S., the top 5% starts at $165,000.

Don't expect any huge improvement in that comparison in the years to come either. As I've remarked earlier, Canadians have been thoroughly brainwashed into thinking of Government as the Mother of All Solutions. If the voters don't catch on to this whole 'cause and effect' thing, the nation will end up taxing itself into penury trying to pay for new and better government solutions to whatever ails us.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Random News

Two news stories caught my attention this morning; the first wasn't really news but the 2nd made me laugh.

1st, the Sun Newspapers thought it was news when bureaucrats in the Federal Government released a paper proving the last Liberal Government knew the Kyoto accord would not be implementable. This is news?????? Shit. Tomorrow they'll probably announce the discovery of Mars.

2nd, RCMP have arrested a 36 year old Nigerian refugee in Winnipeg for conning a Senior Citizen out of $30,000 with the Nigerian Inheritance Email Con. Not only does Winnipeg suck, (it has the highest sales records in 2006 for 7-Eleven Slurpys) but it's also the home of one of the only people in North America who hadn't heard about the Nigerian Email scam.
Toluwalade Alonge Owolabi of Toronto was arrested in Winnipeg when he went to the victim's house to pick up more money. The victim, who has remained unnamed, had already wired $30,000 to a Bank in Ghana. The money was supposed to help pay for the release of a 1.5 million dollar inheritance.
Guess what?
No inheritance and no refunds. Ghanan officials refuse to cooperate in the return of the victims money. No kidding. This is Africa, it's probably already been stolen by the aforementioned officials.
Will Owolabi be convicted? Will he actually serve time? Will his refugee claim be denied? Will he be deported? Frankly it's too much to hope that some Magoo Judge in the Canadian Injustice system won't let this dickhead go on his own recognizance.
It's also pollyannish to hope this is the only guy behind all the Nigerian email scams.

Do us a favour if you will; Should you see Toluwalade Alonge Owolabi wandering the streets please kick him in the nuts and tell him to emigrate to China for the good of our society, hmmm?

Today's New Car Joke. Thx Roger.

Found this at Roger's site. What a neat playground he's got.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Bill and I bought a new car and returned to the dealer the next day because we couldn't get the radio to work. The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated. "Nelson," the salesman said to the radio. The radio replied, "Ricky or Willie?" "Willie!" he continued and "On The Road Again" came from the speakers. Then he said, "Ray Charles!", and in an instant "Georgia On My Mind" replaced Willie Nelson. We drove away happily, and for the next few days, every time we'd say, "Beethoven," We'd get beautiful classical music, and if we said, "Beatles," we'd get one of their awesome songs. Yesterday, a couple ran a red light and nearly creamed our car but we swerved in time to avoid them, yelling, "Ass Holes!" Immediately the French National Anthem began to play, sung by Hillary and Bill Clinton, backed up by Michael Moore & The Dixie Chicks, with Nancy Pelosi on drums.