Achtung! 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:
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.
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
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.
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?