Random Quotations – Nov. 22nd, 2016

Seven items in total…

“In 2011 Australia become the first country to introduce a national carbon tax. The result was predictable: skyrocketing energy bills, subsidies to special interests and angry taxpayers… So, perhaps not surprisingly, in 2014, Australia also became the first country to repeal a national carbon tax.” – Copy-and-paste from a Canadian Taxpayers Federation email message received on Nov. 20th, 2016.

“Panicked EU chiefs have scurried to invite Donald Trump to discuss trade negotiations over fears he would rather deal directly with Britain… The move would be a hammer blow to Brussels, which is still reeling from the UK’s decision to leave Europe in June…” – Gareth Davies, “Panicked EU chiefs hurriedly invite Trump to discuss trade negotiations over fears America’s new president would rather deal with Britain” – Daily Mail, Nov. 9th, 2016.

“If you disrespect women before you are elected president, you will disrespect women when you’re in office… Imagine what you’ll do when you actually have the power to violate the Constitution along those lines.” – and – “If you disrespect the Constitution by threatening to shut down the press when it doesn’t say things you like or threaten to throw your opponent in jail or discriminate against people of different faiths – if you do that before you are elected, when what are you gonna do when you have actual power to do those things?” – President Barack Obama, quoted by Bob Unruh in “The 21 times Obama violated the Constitution” – WND, Nov. 3rd, 2016.

“Under the new rules, it will be police officers who are carded. When they stop someone, officers will have to hand over their identifying information with directions about how to launch a complaint against them.” – Joe Warmington, “Crime numbers unlikely to fall in 2017 thanks to new rules” – Toronto Sun, Nov. 21st, 2016.

“In Sweden… researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology are taking a hi-tech approach to the country’s aging infrastructure, with sensors that detect wear and tear on bridges – as it’s happening… The engineer behind the ongoing project, Raid Karoumi, a professor in the division of Structural Engineering and Bridges at KTH, says that while the internet connections aren’t a substitute for visual inspections, they do provide valuable information about how bridges are impacted by traffic, wind and temperature fluctuations.” – Science Daily, “Sensors monitor Sweden’s bridges, and even enable them to tweet” – Nov. 1st, 2016.

“Precious snowflakes can’t handle rejection at the ballot box or responsibilities in the marketplace. Appropriately enough, the new virtue signals of tantrum-throwing young leftists stirring up trouble are safety pins – to show ‘solidarity’ with groups supposedly endangered by Donald Trump… Safety pins are also handy – for holding up the government-manufactured diapers in which too many overgrown dependents are swaddled.” – Michelle Malkin, “Precious snowflakes can’t handle rejection” – Toronto Sun, Nov. 16th, 2016.

“High profile Green Party activists including a former Green Party president, candidate and campaign manager are calling on non-conservatives to join the Conservative Party to stop me from becoming leader. They don’t want a Conservative Party that is actually conservative. They prefer a more docile and less conservative leader.” – Kellie Leitch, copy-and-paste from an email mail-out.