My Good Friend Digger

Digger was put to sleep on February 13th this year. That’s just a little over six months ago, but I haven’t felt able to write about it until now.
On December 27th a couple of guys came over to take a big, wooden work bench which I was giving to a neighbour who lives just up the street. On the bench was a heavy safe, around 2 x 2 x 2 feet, weighing at least 200 pounds. I cautioned the guys that the safe was extremely heavy, and that I wanted it put on a table a few feet away. Bad mistake on my part; they pulled it straight off the bench and it instantly dropped, landing on a corner on the floor making an extremely loud noise and causing the house to shake.
Digger was just a few feet away behind a closed door, where I had put him to keep him out of the way.

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Random Quotations – Islam – August 25th, 2019

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“Those people are the same ones who came here many years ago. And we accepted them. We are the original people in this land. We accepted them, we opened the doors for them, and they push us to be minorities in our land, then refugees in our land. And this will be with you if you don’t wake up.” – Metropolitan Nicodemus, quoted by Giulio Meotti in “The extinction of Christians in the Middle East” – Gatestone Institute, August 18th, 2019.

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Black Crime – Greater Toronto Area – August 25th, 2019

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There seems to be no shortage of Black crime in the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Sometimes it is gangs of Black kids threatening White kids to steal their cell-phones and cash, other times it is home-invasions, and armed bank robberies and store robberies. Predatory crimes of this nature were considerably fewer when I got here in 1966, and very often the race of the perpetrators is witheld by the police or the press whenever such crimes are reported…

“Toronto man charged in alleged choking of woman” – here.

“Human trafficking investigation nets five arrests” – here.

“Woman sexually assaulted in downtown condo” – here.

“Teen robbed at gunpoint near Oshawa Centre” – here.

“Armed suspect robs Whitby gas station” – here.

“Man with large knife robs Whitby Circle K store” – here.

“Image of suspect in Oshawa diamond theft released” – here.

“Road rage at Pickering Walmart leads to stabbing: Police” – here.

Random Quotations – August 17th, 2019

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“Under Beijing’s civil-military fusion strategy, the PLA is sponsoring research on gene editing, human performance enhancement, and more… We may be on the verge of a brave new world indeed. Today’s advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering have exciting applications in medicine – yet also alarming implications, including for military affairs. China’s national strategy of military-civil fusion has highlighted biology as a priority, and the People’s Liberation Army could be at the forefront of expanding and exploiting this knowledge.” – Defense One, “Weaponizing biotech: How China’s military is preparing for a new domain of warfare” – August 14th, 2019.

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Random Quotations – Progressivism – August 17th, 2019

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“Political correctness didn’t just happen; it has been carefully crafted over time. Radical liberals long ago realized that their emotion-based dogma could not withstand logical examination. The only solution for protecting radical liberalism until it undergoes its full evolution to totalitarianism was to snuff any contrary thought and speech. This being the case, the liberal cabal of coastal elites, academia, and victimhood profit centers, supported by the always faithful mainstream media, employed well honed weapons such as indoctrination of children, mass shaming, and shouting down dissent while playing on conservative apathy to firmly root political correctness in the mass psyche.” – Dave Ball, “Political correctness: Tool of totalitarianism” – American Thinker, August 1st, 2019.

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Max Bernier Debate Petition

The following is a partial copy-and-paste from the most recent People’s Party of Canada email message, spaces removed.

“It’s a farce, really.
I received a letter this week from the Leaders’ Debates Commission saying I did not yet qualify for an invitation.
We have 310 candidates, while the Liberals have only 238 and are scrambling to nominate more.
The NDP has even fewer candidates.
The Greens have barely achieved in 35 years what the PPC did in 10 months.
And yet, they were all invited.
And wait for this.
The Bloc Québécois too!
Their separatist leader will be at the English debate, even though they have no candidates outside Quebec.
In what kind of BIZARRO WORLD do we live?!!
The elites in this country have gone crazy.
I need your help to bring back common sense to Canadian politics.
Please sign our petition asking the Commission to let me participate, and send it to everyone you know.”

You can sign the petition here.

Jeff Goodall.

Maxime Bernier / PPC Press Release

Media Release – Maxime Bernier reacts to the Leaders’ Debates Commission decision – August 12th, 2019.

“The Commission seems to have relied solely on polls, and did not consider the recent political context… The PPC represents a unique perspective, and is the only party that offers distinct policy positions on several topics that are at the heart of political debates, including immigration, climate change, freedom of expression, corporate welfare, foreign aid, supply management, and many other topics. The PPC’s positions are similar to those of a large minority, or even a majority of Canadians, on these issues. Canadians have the right to hear views that differ from those of established parties.” – Maxime Bernier.

You can read the entire press release here.

Note that the Leaders’ Debates Commission is a creature of the Trudeau government – “On October 30, 2018, the Government of Canada announced that it will establish an independent commission to organize leaders’ debates” – see here.

In my opinion, any properly-registered party should be invited to participate.

Jeff Goodall.

Maxime Bernier & the People’s Party of Canada

The following is a copy-and-paste from the latest email subscription update from the PPC, with the spaces removed and asterisks inserted.

  • A nation must be based on a sense of belonging, of participating in a common national project, and sharing the same values. It’s only when these sentiments are widely shared that we can develop the trust and common understanding necessary for our society and institutions to function.
  • In the past, immigrants who came to Canada gradually integrated into our society. They did of course keep some aspects of the culture of their country of origin. They became Canadian, but with a distinct flavour. This is a type of multiculturalism that enriches our society.
  • However, over the past decades, the government of Canada has pursued a policy of official multiculturalism that encourages immigrants to keep the values and culture they left behind instead of integrating into Canadian society and adopting Canadian values and culture.
  • With his cult of diversity, Justin Trudeau has pushed this ideology even further into a form of extreme multiculturalism. He described Canada as the first post-national state, with no core identity.
  • In a free society, immigrants have the right to cherish and maintain their cultural heritage. However, that doesn’t mean we have any obligation to help them preserve it, with government programs and taxpayers’ money. The vast majority of Canadians rightly expect them to learn about our history and culture, master one of our official languages, and adopt widely shared Canadian values.

Jeff Goodall.

Random Quotations – August 10th, 2019

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“Are we going to continue to think for ourselves or are we just going to let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?” – Suspended senior Google engineer Greg Coppola, quoted by Graeme Gordon in “Google employee claims he was put on leave for speaking out against tech giant’s politics” – Toronto Sun, August 5th, 2019.

“The strongest immigrants were the first to arrive, at a time when there still was a frontier to be conquered and a lot of hard and dangerous work to be done. After the frontier was won and life had become much easier, the weaker, less independent immigrants were willing to try life in America, and things have gone downhill ever since.” – Chris Rossetti, “Media-driven law” – National Vanguard, August 4th, 2019.

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Random Quotations – Racial Issues – August 10th, 2019

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“The primary aim of Canada’s immigration policy should be to economically benefit Canadians and Canada as a whole. It should not be used to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of our country. And it should not put excessive financial burdens on the shoulders of Canadians in the pursuit of humanitarian goals… Despite Canada already accepting more immigrants that (sic) almost any other country, both the Liberals and Conservatives support an unsustainable increase in the annual immigration intake, and are using mass immigration as a political tool to buy votes among immigrant communities.” – Copy-and-paste from People’s Party of Canada email “Immigration: Reducing overall levels and prioritizing skilled immigrants issue” – August 7th, 2019.

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