Every years, in early November I get angry at society at large but especially at good-willed but unfailingly ignorant politicians and the media and, especially, at the Royal Canadian Legion because they all want to transform a simple Act of Remembrance into a tribute to veterans. "It's not about the bloody vets, you blithering bloody … Continue reading Let’s have our own Veterans’ Day
Back in early June of 2016 the Prime Minister Trudeau said that the F-35 Lightning II is "a plane that “does not work." Well, this week, Defence News reported that "Lockheed Martin’s F-35 has seen combat for the first time ... [and] ... The Israel Defense Forces announced on its Twitter account that the Israeli … Continue reading Just not ready?
The Daily Mail reports that "The missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago was fired by a Russian military unit, investigators declared today." This probably isn't much of a surprise to anyone except a tiny handful of people who still believe the Moscow party line on almost anything. "Flight MH17 was … Continue reading Some truth, at last
So, relative to North Korea, again, now, it appears, according to the media, that "US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un on Thursday, citing the leader’s “open hostility” towards the US just hours after Pyongyang claimed to have destroyed a key nuclear testing site." There were, as I … Continue reading Dumber than dumb
An article in the Washington Post explains that "President Trump acknowledged Tuesday that there is a “substantial chance” a scheduled summit with Kim Jong Un could be canceled, as top aides prepared to travel to Singapore for a crucial planning meeting this weekend with North Korean officials ... [but] ... Their trip comes less than two … Continue reading Preparing for disappointment
There is an article in the Financial Times that ties into my thoughts on our government's pathetic response to the illegal migrant problem. Nigerian migrants, detained in a camp in Bavaria are rioting as they seek freedom. "“We are tired of living in camps,” the sign said. “Please, we need transfer.” These words were held … Continue reading The German model … and some questions.
Not many people remember the great "pipeline debate" of 1956. It has been, accurately I think, described as "one of the most famous confrontations in Canadian parliamentary history." It led, I believe, almost directly to the defeat of the very competent, very successful government of Prime Minister Louis St Laurent and the emergence of John … Continue reading Democracy in peril