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Let’s Be Realistic

Let’s call a spade a spade and be realistic. Donald Trump was not responsible for the slaughter of Jews in synagogue last Shabbat nor is he a white supremacist, nor does he hate the Jews. Yes, his rhetoric, as well as that of Hillary, Eric Holder, Maxine Waters, all the late-night talk show hosts and others, fed into the fray. But the bottom line reason for the massacre is that anti-semitism is alive and well, going back well before Trump. In fact it goes back millennia.

The unsavory rhetoric in the United States has many causes. Trump could be more subtle. But it doesn’t help that every night-time talk show host in the US goes after him in a sarcastic, disgusting manner. It doesn’t matter what he does, they find a reason to use language that is inflammatory and derogatory.

What they are doing is undermining the office of the President of the United States. Last we looked, late night talk show hosts were not put on the air to be political commentators. If they want that job, they should apply to one of the news networks.

Here are a few things to chew on: …All Jews know that even though we represent the most minute percentage of the world’s population, the world is obsessed with us, often in a negative way. …Jewish doctors and nurses took care of the murderer in the Allegeny Hospital in Pittsburgh …The shooter hated Jews and Trump equally. …Many people do not like, to put it mildly, that Trump is so openly supportive of Israel. …Wisely, Bernie Sanders did not blame Trump for the synagogue slaughter as last year, a democrat shot republican senators while they were practicing for a baseball game.

Blanche, whatever happened to Jamal Khashoggi? Let’s rephrase that. We know what happened to Khashoggi, but his story is no longer in any newsfeeds. If and when it does come back, it will be old news. Looks to us like if the news media cannot pin his murder on Trump, or that he supported it,  then it’s no longer newsworthy.

Does anyone care that there are rotating Canada Post strikes all over the country? What exactly do we get in the mail these days? Flyers, donation letters and the odd useful piece of mail.

We would venture a guess that the postmen don’t want a strike. They know that when people realize how little they need the post office, this strike may the beginning of the end for their jobs.

We ordered something from Amazon recently. There is a disclaimer on the top of their Canadian website that states you cannot pick up your parcel from any post offices located in stores etc. Here’s a headline: We don’t want to pick up our parcels. We want them delivered right to our door, which Amazon manages to do very well.

The leader of the postal union is not thinking more than five minutes ahead. He can’t be very smart.

Yet another Justin Trudeau blunder at the expense of your privacy. Trudeau is standing by Statistics Canada‘s push to gain access to the bank accounts of hundreds of thousands of Canadians. The agency plans to gather information like financial transaction, bank balances and income history from a random selection of 500,000 Canadians each year to build a “new institutional personal information bank.” Why? Because response rates to traditional surveys are so low, and falling.

Why is Trudeau defending Stats Canada intrusion? Simple. “High quality and timely data are critical to ensuring that government programs remain relevant and effective for Canadians.  “Spare us.

500,000 ‘randomly’ chosen Canadians, will be exposed. Everything from bill payments to cash withdrawals from ATMs to credit card payments and even account balances. Trudeau is saying this will all remain anonymous. Right. Until it’s not anonymous. Remember this when you go to vote in October.

Also remember the $10million he gave Omar Khadr,  his trip to India where he became an international embarrassment and totally screwing up the NAFTA talks. The list keeps getting longer, but this latest fiasco will directly affect many people.

We’ll talk…

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