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More reasons not to vote for Donald Trump

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian -JG.

Here we go again! Several parts of this lengthy column seem speculative, and there are no references, but Mihael is certainly entitled to his opinions… JG.

Trump and Taxes

Many Republicans, while claiming they are upset by and disagree with some of the things Trump has said, still support him because they say that other issues are of greater importance. One of these is the economy, which they believe he, as a “successful businessman,” is in the best position to address. However, as everyone is aware, while Trump has managed to amass considerable wealth, he has often done this at the expense of others, his partners in businesses that have gone bankrupt, the banks which held the loans and small contractors and employees who were not paid what was owed. In one instance, he told his contractors to take a fraction of what he owed them or fight his lawyers in court for years.

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Reasons not to vote for Donald Trump

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian -JG.

I wasn’t even able to finish reading this pro-Hillary Clinton tirade by contributor Mihael Willman. However, I never argue with the excellent material Mihael provides regarding Chinese inroads into Canada and the threats posed to us by the Red colossus, so I will reproduce this astonishing (and in my opinion very disturbing) tirade with just one further comment:

As I said earlier this year, “And as for him being President, I would rather see a foul-mouthed, aggravating and insulting leader of the Free World – one who who will secure the borders and restore America’s respect and strength in the world – than a politically-correct commie-socialist degenerate (Hillary Clinton, Bernie Saunders) who will flood White America with unwanted Third Worlders, and drive the U.S. economy straight into the ground through deficit spending and funding Israel’s imperialistic ambitions in the Middle East.”

And here we go:

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Doing business the Donald Trump way

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian -JG.

by Mihael Willman

“From the moment the wind farm was approved, Trump has carried on a raging feud with the Scottish government. His actions certainly don’t back up the claim that his business record is of benefit on the world stage. Unfortunately, because it is an issue which directly affects Scotland, probably very few Americans are even aware of what is going on and how Trump is behaving.”

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Donald J. Trump – as viewed by Mihael Willman

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Immediately below this entry are two “guest columns” by Mihael Willman regarding Donald Trump and his run for the U.S. Presidency.

While I agree that Trump’s way of expressing himself and addressing others may leave much to be desired, the fact remains that, loud and ignorant though he may be, “The Donald” has shaken up U.S. political debate, and has brought many subjects previously censored for being “politically incorrect” into mainstream debate, where they can now be discussed freely and without fear.

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Trump – rhetoric versus reality

Monday, February 8th, 2016

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

by Mihael Willman

“Despite being happy with Sarah Palin’s endorsement, his plastic smile looked even more forced than usual, making him look as if he had just swallowed something nasty. Or could it be that he was upset that Palin’s high school cheerleader imitation and long speech was taking the spotlight off him?”

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Trump is a bully, not America’s saviour

Monday, February 8th, 2016

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

by Mihael Willman

“Trump also has a rather inflated opinion of his “sex appeal,” claiming in his book that all the women who appeared on The Apprentice “flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.” Can’t imagine which self-respecting woman would want to wake up next to the road-kill that masquerades as his “iconic” hairdo. From his behavior I’d say it’s his money, not his “personality” that these women are interested in.”

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Selling ‘Hydro One’ a bad decision

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

by Mihael Willman

Call me cynical, jaded or whatever, but Canadian politicians in recent decades have shown a total disregard for what is in the best interests of Canadians. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is proudly walking in those footsteps with her recent decisions. Following the incredibly wasteful spending of her predecessor Dalton McGuinty, whose government wasted billions on eHealth, ORNGE, and the cancelled power plants, she is going one step further and preparing to sell off parts of Ontario’s Hydro system to get much needed funds for infrastructure projects. If McGuinty had shown greater fiscal responsibility while in government, there would not be this desperate need for more funds.

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Election 2015 – A case of the lesser of three evils?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

by Mihael Willman

“And while Justin Trudeau is proud of his father’s legacy, does he ever consider the fact that it was his father who started Canada down the long, long road to deficit spending? It was the elder Trudeau who took the surplus he inherited and turned it into a massive deficit and ever-growing debt. Sorry, Justin, but Canada has had one Prime Minister Trudeau too many.”

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Eastern European border closings reasonable and necessary

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

by Mihael Willman

It’s interesting listening to western journalists, politicians and ordinary citizens pontificating about how unwelcoming some countries in Eastern Europe are to the enormous flood of migrants arriving at their borders. Note that they always refer to them as migrants or refugees, never as illegal immigrants. Whether Syrians or Iraqis escaping war in their respective countries, or Bangladeshis, Pakistanis or other African migrants “seeking a better life,” the attitude seems to be that Europe should simply throw open its borders and accept anyone and everyone who wants to come there…

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Public service or private gain?

Friday, September 4th, 2015

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

by Mihael Willman

When former Toronto police chief Bill Blair announced earlier this year that he was going to seek the nomination for the federal Liberal Party, because he wanted to remain in public service, I nearly choked. Sorry, but anyone earning $367,719, as well as $3,006 in benefits a year as a police chief, amounting to over $3 million during his ten year term, and in line to receive an equally extravagant pension, has a lot of gall referring to his career as “public service.” And let’s not forget his generous severance package which amounted to a full year’s salary.

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