The Canadian Canary

imageAchtung!  We have a new government next door to us and if you want to get a sense of what’s ahead, try Goodbye F-35s, hello marijuana: What the Liberals are likely to do first in the National Post.

Some would call that left.  Others would call it sane.

The Canadian mantra that seems to have worked is “Real Change Now.”  If either of the sold-out corporate bought-off parties in “Mercia had half a brain, they would hijack the RealChangeNow mantra and roll with it here.

As luck would have it, though, there isn’t have a brain even with both parties so the risk of having to actually vote for RealChangeNow here is non-existent.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Canada doesn’t have the same problem with political party suppression that we suffer from in the Colonies.  According to the Toronto Star, some of the parties in Monday’s voting included the Maxist-Leninist Party, the Rhinoceros Party, and there was even a Bridge Party candidate.

Even better, the Pirate Party fielded five candidates.

Argh…speak like a Canadian Day, eh hoser?

Data:  The one thing that Canadians do have in common with Colonists is that they (like we) have a curious way of electing a ruling aristocracy.  Because Justin Trudeau’s dad is Pierre Trudeau who was elected chief ‘oser in 1968, eh.

Hillary Clinton ought to be delirious with these returns from next door…and that should be easy for her.  Bernie, too.

As one Canadian expert, who has been trying for 70 years to figure his country out tells us:

Liberals were elected in Canada’s nation election last night – Liberals are the similar to Democrats.  Left wing parties with power tend to disregard the rights and freedoms of the individual and pass laws that encompass groups of people within a society resulting in loss of individual freedom. They also tend to not worry about overspending, leaving a country with a large debt when they are removed.

Data du Jour:  Housing Starts

In our “Don’t crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers” department, we now turn to the morning requiem for housing.  This liturgy from the Census Bureau is found in this morning’s Church of the Almighty Basis Point bulletin:

BUILDING PERMITS
Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,103,000.  This is 5.0 percent (±1.4%) below the revised August rate of 1,161,000, but is 4.7 percent (±2.0%) above the September 2014 estimate of 1,053,000.
Single-family authorizations in September were at a rate of 697,000; this is 0.3 percent (±1.9%)* below the revised August figure of 699,000.  Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 369,000 in September.

HOUSING STARTS Privately-owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,206,000.  This is 6.5 percent (±16.4%)* above the revised August estimate of 1,132,000 and is 17.5 percent (±18.0%)* above the September 2014 rate of 1,026,000.
Single-family housing starts in September were at a rate of 740,000; this is 0.3 percent (±9.6%)* above the revised August figure of 738,000.  The September rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 454,000.

HOUSING COMPLETIONS Privately-owned housing completions in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,028,000.  This is 7.5 percent (±13.6%)* above the revised August estimate of 956,000 and is 8.4 percent (±18.7%)* above the September 2014 rate of 948,000.
Single-family housing completions in September were at a rate of 643,000; this is 1.8 percent (±9.9%)* below the revised August rate of 655,000.  The September rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 378,000.

OMG!   Do you see it?  37% of the housing completions were 5 units and more – APARTMENTS!  We are moving more and more into no equity lifestyles at every turn.  Where in the independence in that?  Answer:  Ain’t none (sic).  We are becoming a nation of “life-renters” which makes us totally pliable to the whims of Big Corps and Gubmint.

Doesn’t it just make you proud to live in a country where homeless is still one of the few things that’s truly affordable?

Market likes it:  only down a fraction in the re-open.  Owning a nation of coop-dwellers?  What could be sweeter:  Tax ‘em and make ‘em pay rent…yeah, nothing to hate about that if you’re a one percenter.  Easy strings to pull….

Madness on Bordering

Germany is moving toward doing what Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and the sad cast of clowns in the District of Corruption haven’t been able to solve:  The Germans are likely  to seal up their borders.

Excessive immigration (of the illegal sort) is becoming recognized in Germany as a Merkel Jerk.

Z’er an iCar Coming?

Maybe…or maybe not.  But if you were the head of Apple, why would you bore the press by making comments about how “massive change will be coming to the auto industry” if you didn’t have something up your sleeve?

Maybe he’s only talking CarPlay – available in some autos  – or maybe he’s got more going on.  We shall see.

Meantime, the Apple TV is coming…but pardon moi, that’s just a TV when all’s said and done.

Tatt Attack

Be careful what you needle yourself with:  An Indian Mob Threatened to Skin an Australian Man for His Hindu Goddess Tattoo.

For those paying attention, I have to wonder if the tattoo rage is the “mark of the beast” gong around?

By the way, if you are planning to needle yourself, the Skin Cancer Foundation suggests over here that you keep the design away from moles.  We assume other small rodents, too.

Racism and It’s Reverse

Here’s something for you to ponder:  Is the new Star Wars movie anti-white agitprop?

Quake in the Wings

San Ramon – east Bay area – about across from Hunter’s point on the mainland side – has been experiencing a swarm of earthquakes.

Three competing possibilities here:  1) it’s just a normal Cali swarm – which happen from time to time.  2) It could be due to the dry weather which sucked down water levels underground and maybe that’s settling.  3) It could be that it’s a warm-up to San Gomorrah Sodom to the west getting ready to fall into the sea.  You pick.

Half-Medicine

A familiar rant around our house is how the medical community doesn’t do impact studies very well.  You remember?  Like Thalidomide…fluoride…and I suspect even the statins will be found over time to be bad science.

Here’s another potential nominee found in this morning’s NY Times:  Seems researchers have found that “talk therapy” helps to reduce schizophrenia.

The “half-medicine” part?  I have to wonder about the long-term impacts of formerly sane (or mostly so) people who are going to have to listen to them talking for what?  Years and years and…at some point, wouldn’t that make some people crazy?

Hello walls…Faron Young, wasn’t it?

Comments

The Canadian Canary — 12 Comments

  1. Canadian election process would cause brain failure in USA Democrats. To vote you must show two pieces of picture ID which also includes your proven mail address. I caused a minor burp when my voter registration card (provided by the election process) showed my Township, not the town itself. Even with my SEVEN other pieces of official ID it still took them 15 minutes to make a correction in their records. Not only that you have to affirm you are not also voting an another poll station.
    Also, we do not vote directly for Prime Minister. We vote for the local Party Member. The Party then votes for its leaders.

  2. Why would apartment housing starts surprise anyone George? Where are your vice grips?
    – it follows UN Agenda 21 right back to the money trail housing
    bubble burst and foreclosures. Get ’em all out of the rural
    and into urban corrals, its easier to herd the peeps.
    – Money? What is that? Vice Grip time-BIG time.How many peeps
    actually realize that when they LABOR for a dime IF they can
    find a job to labor, that the carrot at the end of the stick
    called a paycheck ISN’T real.
    – Recall Greece. Recall the Frank Dodd Act. Now take a moment
    to wonder why the Fed Rsv arm of collection called the IRS
    isn’t terribly worried about dwindling tax rolls due to
    no one having assets to deduct from. How is it still
    operating and with what capital?
    – Default. Lets talk student loan default that kids now have
    the choice to flip burgers to pay off until the grave or
    have SSA deductions by U S Treasury/DOE to pay it off to.
    That has priority over ‘rent’/ housing payments and food.
    NO ONE gets to DEFAULT !!! except government and BIG Corps.

    Now for the truth-

    DIRECT DEPOSIT = extortion. Anyone lucky enough to have a job
    is forced into direct deposit these days. WHO sees actual money in hand?
    Get this- you work to give it to the bank !!
    They now own the money YOU labored to earn. Its not YOURS !!!! You ‘loan’ it to them as a creditor.
    When banks DEFAULT, oops- there goes the money you thought you were entitled to take out and use for yourself.
    Oops again, it is a loan remember?
    They only make you think it is yours by allowing dribbles of withdrawals on occasion and only enough to keep the ILLUSION intact.
    When it all grinds to a halt, and the music stops, who is sitting in the chair and who is left standing?

    the answer is a rhetorical one.

  3. If I had to guess I would say your Canadian commentator was older, western and probably suburban or rural… The who caused the most debt is a game we all love to play here. My problem is I find it preferable to waste our money on schools, roads, healthcare then on prisons, useless jets drug wars and bombing people in foreign lands. I chose my poison and am OK with it today

  4. Star Wars as anti-white, huh? Well, sometimes a spoon is a spoon and sometimes it’s a spork. But in the end, you still use it to stick something in your mouth.

    The new Star Wars is just a fictional movie. The only real agenda is to entice the masses to sink their money into watching it at godawful expensive theaters. Abbrams wants to go down in movie history as a superior director (writer, yada-yada), and that’s fine by me. This movie story has enthralled people since 1977 because it’s so different than our own world. As for social-political issues, race agenda, etc… I’m not buying it. I see it as modern tall tales that the much of the global community wants to hear purely for entertainment value.

  5. Something else to keep in mind…
    Seven billion (+) people in this world, most with a cell phone number and we are coming up to the end of the interglacial period.

  6. The Canadian liberal explanation was good, it’s almost like that here too, the facts however tell us that the biggest debt left behind comes from Republicans like Reagan & Bush..

    “Life-renters”? We already rent our homes, if you don’t pay the government see how long your home is yours!
    The big difference is the govt does not care about pictures on the wall or the color of the rooms inside.

  7. When it comes to Politicians Mark Twain said it best. “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”

  8. The Canadian campaign lasted a reported 11 WEEKS and 68% of the voters cast a ballot. It’s a far cry from what we see here in Murica.