18th Sep 2014

Election time business + Prayers, please!

Sorry for my recent absences. I’ve been hard at work on the election we’re having here in New Brunswick. Monday is when we head to the polls and it seems so far and so close at the same time!

Please keep the Progressive Conservative local candidates in your prayers as we hope for a swift victory over the Liberal and Socialist parties.

Our province is a very impoverished one, and this election is literally a life or death situation for the 50-60% of our people who have struggled without a job, with no education, without proper healthcare access, with parents or children that have had to travel for work, and with very little hope for the future.

Love you all!

13th Sep 2014
Google.ca celebrates Canadian War of 1812 heroine, Laura Secord.
Secord walked 20 dangerous miles after spying on American troops to warn the British of an impending American attack. She was instrumental in helping the British force the Americans back over the border.
Go to Google.com — Nothing.
I think Google is playing  a very dangerous game, selectively buddying up with different countries’ homepages.

Google.ca celebrates Canadian War of 1812 heroine, Laura Secord.

Secord walked 20 dangerous miles after spying on American troops to warn the British of an impending American attack. She was instrumental in helping the British force the Americans back over the border.

Go to Google.com — Nothing.

I think Google is playing  a very dangerous game, selectively buddying up with different countries’ homepages.

12th Sep 2014

Sign the petition: End Imprisonment of Impoverished Mothers of Truant Students

kramerllama:

Hey everyone, I know I may not have the most followers, but I wanted to share this petition with those I do have.  This petition is to change policy on truancy, not only in Berks County, but also the state of PA as well.

Eileen Dinino was sentenced to 48 hours in prison for failing to pay the heavy truancy fines collected from her sons missing school.  While in prison, she passed away within the first 24 hours.  The petition, is bring an end to the imprisonment of parents who cannot pay truancy fines, while substituting other alternatives as a penalty.

You don’t have to be from Berks County to sign, but it would help a lot.

Great Cause!

The state should have no right to imprison parents, usually of an impoverished background, because their children suffer from the symptoms of poverty and single provider homes, of which truancy is a huge one.

More and more the state is crawling into the houses of the nation, and simultaneously keeping people dependant and unable to lift themselves from poverty, while providing very few alternative options for those in need to walk the fine line they have been afforded.

I understand the need to deter truancy, and I also understand how important getting a good education is — Especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. But the state is so inefficient at dealing with anything that does not fit outside a rubric, that sending parents to prison at a cost of $100-200 per day is somehow a more common option than in-house cleaning that would target serially truant students and their parents with the options for counselling, after school programs, or student-directed learning at  significantly reduced expense.

12th Sep 2014
theheritagefoundation:

How ISIS Finances Its Terror Operations
read more…

Yet another reason to support Canadian ethical oil and LNG development, especially major projects like Keystone XL.
The time to end our reliance on the oil that finances Saudi human rights violations and Islamic terror is NOW!

theheritagefoundation:

How ISIS Finances Its Terror Operations

read more…


Yet another reason to support Canadian ethical oil and LNG development, especially major projects like Keystone XL.

The time to end our reliance on the oil that finances Saudi human rights violations and Islamic terror is NOW!

10th Sep 2014

Remembering 9/11 

I was just 11 years old when the WTC fell that symbolic day in 2001.

I remember exactly where I lived, what I was doing, what I was wearing. Heck, I even remember the color of our carpet.

It was beige. And I cringed thinking it would stain horribly when I saw my mom drop her coffee cup on the floor from where she was standing by the couch. 

I had been sitting a few feet from the TV with our new kitten, Sylvester, and my mother was watching the devestating news developing out of the US. She immediately went and called one of her co-workers and started chatting away about it on the phone. She was sad, and I just felt confused.

I was 11 — I didn’t even really think I knew what was happening! What will resonate with me forever, though, is when I heard the reporters talking about how a bunch of people were throwing themselves out of a building to avoid burning to death. I remember them saying that they would have heart attacks before they even hit the ground.

That night I had terrible nightmares.

Even if I didn’t understand it fully, a deep place in my mind sure did, and I had dreams of fire and burning.

All this fire, just blazing and smoking — Nothing else. 

I woke up scared and breathless and ran to my mom’s room, where she was sitting awake listening to a priest pray on the radio. She told me to come into the bed and listen, thinking maybe it would help. I fell asleep there, listening, and the nightmare didn’t come back.

I think we all remember where we were when the towers fell, and reminiscing on it brings sorrow to my heart. So many lives lost, yet so great of a misinterpreted legacy.

We must cherish the memory of the feelings that came with first hearing of 9/11, because they are ones we would feel all the time without the dedicated service of both our men and women in uniform, and the first responders that protect our communities every day.

The pictures above show people contemplating jumping out of the towers.

Human beings knowing their lives were over, but just trying to figure out how they wanted to die.

We’ll never forget you.

9th Sep 2014
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9th Sep 2014

Autistic Boy Has Urine, Feces Dumped On Him In Sickening Ice Bucket 'Prank'

militarymom:

Here’s the video

Horrifying.

We have to work as a community to protect persons with mental or physical vulnerabilities. Am praying that the young man and his family get justice from this terrible abuse.

3rd Sep 2014

Anonymous said: I saw your post about fox news female anchors and I agree with you, though i'm curious if all the women you mentioned are so educated, which they are, why do they work for such a biased news station that loses a lot of credibility because of its blatant biases.

Because they believe in it.

Though not all of them are explicitly conservative, many started with Fox because they wanted to be part of the conservative dialogue in America. Fox doesn’t do everything right all of the time, but it succeeds in counterbalancing the left bias in most all other media.

The credibility aspect only comes in to play if applied universally. Do they only lose credibility because their bias is a conservative one? What about all of those folks at MSNBC and CNN who very obviously hold liberal biases? Do they lose credibility too?

I don’t really think that ideology and the presence of it should be automatic cause for the loss of credibility, no matter the ideology in question

Would I like to see an unbiased media that presented all arguments carefully? Absolutely! But that’s very likely not going to happen in our current political climate, and so long as the left dominates media and information distribution, I will always support counter-outlets like Fox and Sun News.

3rd Sep 2014
I am really sick of hearing the misogynistic drivel leftists spit about Fox News and it’s female anchors and contributors. Just today I overheard a conversation between two liberals discussing how all of the women at Fox were just ‘blonde, white, bimbos’.
You’d think feminists would have a problem with these people being classified as sexual objects undeserving of their jobs and success simply because they are women, but interestingly enough, it’s often the feminists making the comments to begin with.
So in response, here’s a sample list of some of the women of Fox, and why they are so extraordinary.
Brenda Buttner — Harvard Honours Graduate.
Uma Pemmaraju — First Indian-American woman to appear as a regular news presenter in the USA, 7-time Emmy Winner, Big Sisters of America ‘Woman of Achievement’ Award Recipient.
Gretchen Carlson — Stanford Graduate, Chamber Music Soloist
Jamie Colby — Lawyer, was admitted to University at 14.
Kimberly Guilfoyle — Former Assistant District Attorney, Children’s Rights Advocate.
Susan Estrich — First Female Campaign Manager of a Presidential Campaign, Lawyer, Sexual Assault Survivor and Victim’s Advocate.
Megyn Kelly — One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Lawyer, Former Law Review Editor.  (The woman in the photo above being mocked)
Anna Kooiman — Ran a fitness and care instruction to financially disadvantaged inner-city kids.
Kate Obenshain — First woman to serve as Chair of the Republican Party.
Christine Clayburg — Iraq War Veteran, Air Force Pilot.
Judith Miller — Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist and Author, while working at the New York Times, spent 85 days in Jail to defend a reporter’s right to protect confidential sources. Received a ‘First Amendment Award’ for this effort.
Dana Perino — Former White House Press Secretary, Global Maternal Health Advocate, PTSD advocate.
Hon. Jeanine Pirro — Judge, Attorney General Candidate, Founded the first ever Domestic Violence Unit in a Prosecutor’s office.
Michelle Malkin — Earned a full scholarship to Oxford, Economist.
Kathleen McFarland — National Defense and Nuclear Weapons Specialist.
Julie Banderas — Emmy Award winning Anchor.
Maria Bartiromo — Former Professor, Founder of The National Italian American Foundation, revolutionized Economics reporting.
Jedediah Bila — Valedictorian of the Wagner College.
Shannon Bream — Lawyer, became the first female commencement speaker at Liberty University.
Linda Chavez — Hispanic Politics Pioneer, named a ‘Living Legend’ by The Library of Congress.
Jennifer Griffin — Harvard University Graduate, Cancer Survivor and Advocate.
Lea Gabrielle — Fighter Pilot, Combat-Deployed Intelligence Operator.
Greta Van Susteren — Lawyer, one of Forbe’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Multi-Award and Honorary Degree Recipient, Professor.
Like I said, this is just a sample… But it paints a picture of phenomenal women who possess beauty, brains, and morals.
While writing this, however, I ended up looking in to some different figures on diversity in Media that proved very interesting.
As it turns out, in terms of overall diversity, CNN and Fox are near matched in many respects, while the overtly-liberal MSNBC lagged behind in many measures, such as proportional gender representation.
FAIR.org also weighed in on this issue, and found that the least ethnically diverse news program was in fact The Rachel Maddow Show, where 94% of the guests were white. FAIR also found that the lowest representation for women was on CNN’s OutFront where 81% of guests were men, and the highest gender representation was on Fox’s O’Reily Factor, which FAIR reports had a 64/36 gender split, but MediaMatters said was split equally. Fox also had the highest representation of Latino persons.

(Charts from MediaMatters) 
Oh, and for the record, yes I think there needs to be more diversity in broadcasting.
Do I think quality should take a backseat to meeting quotas? No. 
I am all for having folks from all life experiences and perspectives participating in media — That’s the way it should be, really. But I am more than a little bit sick of people bashing good anchors and people because they feel morally and ideologically superior because they believe in those simple aforementioned principles.

I am really sick of hearing the misogynistic drivel leftists spit about Fox News and it’s female anchors and contributors. Just today I overheard a conversation between two liberals discussing how all of the women at Fox were just ‘blonde, white, bimbos’.

You’d think feminists would have a problem with these people being classified as sexual objects undeserving of their jobs and success simply because they are women, but interestingly enough, it’s often the feminists making the comments to begin with.

So in response, here’s a sample list of some of the women of Fox, and why they are so extraordinary.

  • Brenda Buttner — Harvard Honours Graduate.
  • Uma Pemmaraju — First Indian-American woman to appear as a regular news presenter in the USA, 7-time Emmy Winner, Big Sisters of America ‘Woman of Achievement’ Award Recipient.
  • Gretchen Carlson — Stanford Graduate, Chamber Music Soloist
  • Jamie Colby — Lawyer, was admitted to University at 14.
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle — Former Assistant District Attorney, Children’s Rights Advocate.
  • Susan Estrich — First Female Campaign Manager of a Presidential Campaign, Lawyer, Sexual Assault Survivor and Victim’s Advocate.
  • Megyn Kelly — One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Lawyer, Former Law Review Editor.  (The woman in the photo above being mocked)
  • Anna Kooiman — Ran a fitness and care instruction to financially disadvantaged inner-city kids.
  • Kate Obenshain — First woman to serve as Chair of the Republican Party.
  • Christine Clayburg — Iraq War Veteran, Air Force Pilot.
  • Judith Miller — Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist and Author, while working at the New York Times, spent 85 days in Jail to defend a reporter’s right to protect confidential sources. Received a ‘First Amendment Award’ for this effort.
  • Dana Perino — Former White House Press Secretary, Global Maternal Health Advocate, PTSD advocate.
  • Hon. Jeanine Pirro — Judge, Attorney General Candidate, Founded the first ever Domestic Violence Unit in a Prosecutor’s office.
  • Michelle Malkin — Earned a full scholarship to Oxford, Economist.
  • Kathleen McFarland — National Defense and Nuclear Weapons Specialist.
  • Julie Banderas — Emmy Award winning Anchor.
  • Maria Bartiromo — Former Professor, Founder of The National Italian American Foundation, revolutionized Economics reporting.
  • Jedediah Bila — Valedictorian of the Wagner College.
  • Shannon Bream — Lawyer, became the first female commencement speaker at Liberty University.
  • Linda Chavez — Hispanic Politics Pioneer, named a ‘Living Legend’ by The Library of Congress.
  • Jennifer Griffin — Harvard University Graduate, Cancer Survivor and Advocate.
  • Lea Gabrielle — Fighter Pilot, Combat-Deployed Intelligence Operator.
  • Greta Van Susteren — Lawyer, one of Forbe’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Multi-Award and Honorary Degree Recipient, Professor.

Like I said, this is just a sample… But it paints a picture of phenomenal women who possess beauty, brains, and morals.

While writing this, however, I ended up looking in to some different figures on diversity in Media that proved very interesting.

As it turns out, in terms of overall diversity, CNN and Fox are near matched in many respects, while the overtly-liberal MSNBC lagged behind in many measures, such as proportional gender representation.

FAIR.org also weighed in on this issue, and found that the least ethnically diverse news program was in fact The Rachel Maddow Show, where 94% of the guests were white. FAIR also found that the lowest representation for women was on CNN’s OutFront where 81% of guests were men, and the highest gender representation was on Fox’s O’Reily Factor, which FAIR reports had a 64/36 gender split, but MediaMatters said was split equally. Fox also had the highest representation of Latino persons.

Gender by network graph

Ethnicity by network graph(Charts from MediaMatters) 

Oh, and for the record, yes I think there needs to be more diversity in broadcasting.

Do I think quality should take a backseat to meeting quotas? No. 

I am all for having folks from all life experiences and perspectives participating in media — That’s the way it should be, really. But I am more than a little bit sick of people bashing good anchors and people because they feel morally and ideologically superior because they believe in those simple aforementioned principles.

31st Aug 2014

wertheyouth:

This is Pakistan’s first anti-homophobia children’s book, and it is beautiful, buzzfeedlgbt


Love it!

I think we are long past due on addressing the issues of overwhelming homophobia and women’s rights violations in Islamic nations.

You go Chaca and Uncle Faheem!

28th Aug 2014
libertascanada:

poorrichardsnews:

We have a dynamic system where tax rates matter. Unfortunately, many companies lack the resources to do anything about the American corporate tax rate of nearly 40%. Burger King, however, does. Who can blame them for moving?

Lower tax rates improve trade and attract capital, and these make life better for Canadians of all classes.

libertascanada:

poorrichardsnews:

We have a dynamic system where tax rates matter. Unfortunately, many companies lack the resources to do anything about the American corporate tax rate of nearly 40%. Burger King, however, does. Who can blame them for moving?

Lower tax rates improve trade and attract capital, and these make life better for Canadians of all classes.

23rd Aug 2014
Where are the social justice warriors now?
I can’t help but be entertained and slightly sickened by the lack of non-right outrage over Richard Dawkins’ horrific comments on his idea about the best way to ‘deal’ with unborn children with Down Syndrome.
On one hand, the SJW movement preaches inclusion and acceptance, refuting even the most minute perceived slight against anyone who is ‘different’, and yet they support policies and attitudes which infinitely decrease the collective value of human life.
All people are beautiful and worthy of life, no matter their circumstance. To Suggest that children with Down are less worthy of being born, or that their uniqueness is so terrible that it is immoral for them to be brought into the world is disgusting.
Because that really is at the crux of Dawkins argument… You shouldn’t bring anyone into the world that can not produce at the capacity he has decided a human being ought to produce. If they are going to be a drain on their parents, on their health system, on their communities, etc… Then why bother with them? ‘Try again’, as Dawkins so aptly put it.
I just wonder where it ends in Dawkins’ mind?
Who else is too much of a ‘drain’ to bother existing? Shall we abort anyone who is predisposed to illnesses like cancer? What about those who are statistically inclined to live a life of crime or social assistance dependency? The common argument there would be, 'well, we don't really know whether or not they will end up doing those things'…. But then again, the very same thing could be said about those with Downs. Do we know for sure if their life will be one of ‘suffering’? How can we know that they will be unhappy with their lives, live unfulfilling ones, or be a ‘drain’ on others?
Where does it end? When does it become heinous when the measure of being worthy of life is determined by your value to others… And not even those who immediately surround you! No, your value to people who have never met you, who don’t know you, and who just see you in terms of cost analysis. 
One thing I can say for sure is that most all persons with Downs produce a hell of a lot more than Richard Dawkins, who makes his living driveling on about who he thinks is worthy of life. 
Several times a week I see the special needs adults going on their escorted walk through the mall, and they light up everyone’s day with their bright attitudes.
One young man goes out of his way to give me a high five, especially when he thinks I am upset or feeling blue, and I couldn’t imagine getting through the day without him! To me and every one else whose lives they touch, they have amazing value.
I don’t expect Dawkins to understand.

Where are the social justice warriors now?

I can’t help but be entertained and slightly sickened by the lack of non-right outrage over Richard Dawkins’ horrific comments on his idea about the best way to ‘deal’ with unborn children with Down Syndrome.

On one hand, the SJW movement preaches inclusion and acceptance, refuting even the most minute perceived slight against anyone who is ‘different’, and yet they support policies and attitudes which infinitely decrease the collective value of human life.

All people are beautiful and worthy of life, no matter their circumstance. To Suggest that children with Down are less worthy of being born, or that their uniqueness is so terrible that it is immoral for them to be brought into the world is disgusting.

Because that really is at the crux of Dawkins argument… You shouldn’t bring anyone into the world that can not produce at the capacity he has decided a human being ought to produce. If they are going to be a drain on their parents, on their health system, on their communities, etc… Then why bother with them? ‘Try again’, as Dawkins so aptly put it.

I just wonder where it ends in Dawkins’ mind?

Who else is too much of a ‘drain’ to bother existing? Shall we abort anyone who is predisposed to illnesses like cancer? What about those who are statistically inclined to live a life of crime or social assistance dependency? The common argument there would be, 'well, we don't really know whether or not they will end up doing those things'…. But then again, the very same thing could be said about those with Downs. Do we know for sure if their life will be one of ‘suffering’? How can we know that they will be unhappy with their lives, live unfulfilling ones, or be a ‘drain’ on others?

Where does it end? When does it become heinous when the measure of being worthy of life is determined by your value to others… And not even those who immediately surround you! No, your value to people who have never met you, who don’t know you, and who just see you in terms of cost analysis. 

One thing I can say for sure is that most all persons with Downs produce a hell of a lot more than Richard Dawkins, who makes his living driveling on about who he thinks is worthy of life. 

Several times a week I see the special needs adults going on their escorted walk through the mall, and they light up everyone’s day with their bright attitudes.

One young man goes out of his way to give me a high five, especially when he thinks I am upset or feeling blue, and I couldn’t imagine getting through the day without him! To me and every one else whose lives they touch, they have amazing value.

I don’t expect Dawkins to understand.

22nd Aug 2014

thecrankyconservative

theturningpointusa

If you could label your political/economic philosophy in at most two words, how would you label it?

Hella liberty.
22nd Aug 2014
theturningpointusa:

College degrees are being given out at a greater rate than jobs requiring college degrees are being created.
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theturningpointusa:

College degrees are being given out at a greater rate than jobs requiring college degrees are being created.

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19th Aug 2014

Anonymous said: How do I know if I'm a conservative or not?

If you believe that the freedom of individuals is of paramount importance, and that people and organizations function better and more efficiently without Government tampering, then you are definitely rolling down the calm wave of conservatism, buddy. 

Really, conservatism is defined by a series of basic canons, and different factions of conservatism just branch off of those tenants in different ways. I will refer to Russell Kirk’s version of the canon, because I believe it is the most clear. I included some definitions where necessary.

  1. A belief in a transcendent order (does not have to be God or some version of God — Can be any kind of power that you see as larger than yourself. Important not for spiritual reasons, but because there has to be something larger than Government that gives human beings their value);
  2. An affection for the variety and mystery of human life (that people are awesome, diverse, and unique. But despite all of this, they are still human, and deserve to be treated as such);
  3. A belief in societal order;
  4. A belief that property and freedom are closely linked (Government should not be able to help itself to your property. With your own possessions and rights to those possessions comes many other rights);
  5. Faith in convention (if it aint broke, don’t fix it, and if it’s fixed, don’t break it!);
  6. An understanding that innovation must be tied to existing traditions (no social experimentation, or social products with unknown results. See number 5!)

All this being said, I certainly hope you are considering exploring conservative culture! It is an exciting, diverse political ideology that welcomes all and puts value on continuous learning and development.

Thank you so much for your question!

TCC