*Go Where The Jobs Are
I have to admit that at times my wife and I have considered moving out of Alberta. Not because we don’t like it here, but because the economy here is so dire. We have had concerns about her job, as thousands have been purged since the oil price drop. More than a thousand are gone from her office. She has managed to keep her job… for now. So, it wasn’t/isn’t unreasonable to consider moving if needed.
What’s not reasonable? Your government suggesting you leave and come back later. An MLA actually said the following.
- Certainly there are always talks of about mobility of jobs between provinces so maybe they can go work in BC until it gets better and come back home, there’s things like that, that’s always been kind of ongoing but I think the training part is really important and that’s one we’re pushing.” • Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd
It’s evident the Alberta NDP are not capable of running this province. It doesn’t give me much hope.
Have a business in Alberta? Worried about retaining skilled labour? Your government has a plan for you. https://t.co/WT64MIHRen
— Michelle Rempel, MP (@MichelleRempel) December 4, 2015
And then there’s Bill 6. Which has farmer’s hopping mad in Alberta. Without getting too specific, Bill 6 will add additional legislation to farms and pave the way for unions in the farm sector. The NDP and unions… who woulda thunk it?
But what is Bill 6 really about? If this following tweet is true it’s about personal property rights and rising energy costs in Alberta. Chilling.
— Russ Bosch (@RussBosch) December 4, 2015
But not if the possible perp looks Arab, middle eastern or Muslim. It’s vigilance with footnotes.
I know this has been reported, but I wonder what effect another recent story had on this Islamic terrorism in San Bernardino?
- It looked like a bomb, after all. (And under Texas law, it’s illegal to carry a hoax bomb.)
- Yet, the teacher’s very responsible reporting of this incident almost broke social media.
- ISLAMOPHOBIA, they cried.
- The teacher — who no doubt makes a very small salary – had to sit back and watch as her student got an invitation to the White House and ultimately decided to sue the city for $15 million.
- America noticed.
- When the California workers saw a group of Middle Eastern men acting suspiciously, they were worried — even so much to discuss it over lunch.
- But, they learned the lesson of Clock Boy and kept their mouths closed.
Is political correctness killing Americans? Probably… and so is terrorism denial.
Words from the wise:
- “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” • Sun Tzu, The Art of War
I love Christmas music and movies. Yesterday I was Watching Home Alone 2 and the following scene came on. Watching it had an unusual effect on me. It was rather creepy.
Sorry for the crappy quality… it’s the best I could find.
Today on Deep Cuts and Lost Classics… Mel Torme co-wrote the song, so we should play his excellent version of the Christmas classic. It’s quintessential Christmas written on a hot day.