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Calgary’s Insane Bylaw

dwr.jpgTo North Americans that have kept their minds throughout 50 years of postmodernism, it’s become increasingly clear that many Californians have lost theirs. A couple of legislators in “going broke” California are proposing spending $15 million subsidizing so-called gender transitioning therapy and surgery.

Laura Perry is going to testify against the spending. About a decade ago she had a double mastectomy because she believed that she was a man trapped in a woman’s body. She thought it was going to change her life, but says she was devastated when she realized that her surgery actually hadn’t made her a man. She says that her suicidal thoughts and those of many in a similar situation, were actually worse after the so-called treatment.

Another person opposing the bill is Dr. Quentin L. Van Meter, a board-certified Pediatric Endocrinologist with 40 years of experience. He says: “Biological bedrock science proves that human beings are binary sexual beings with complementary anatomy that is intended to facilitate procreation.”

I’ve been saying the same thing, albeit slightly differently. “Human beings evolved, or were created, or were created by evolution, to mate heterosexually. That is not only the natural order of things in our species, but it is in every animal species, and even in many plant species. Sexual attraction or gender identification outside of that order, is disorder. In fact, children who believe that they’re not the gender with which they were born, are scientifically referred to as having GID, or Gender Identity Disorder. Likewise, those sexually attracted to the same sex have a sexual attraction disorder.”

That biological observation in no way suggests or excuses mistreatment or discrimination against people with those disorders. I believe that now, and I lived it nearly 60 years ago. Hanging out with a gay friend, now, is trendy. In Calgary in 1963, not so much.

 

Dr SohScience is based on facts, and as a Calgarian, I find it embarrassing that our City Counselors are traveling that same intellectually incoherent path through the postmodern wilderness as those California legislators. They’re pursuing a nanny-state bylaw that forbids individuals from receiving counseling that might help them leave a lifestyle that they are uncomfortable with. But those same individuals, and even little children, are encouraged to receive counseling that affirms them in living a life of sexual identity or attraction disorder. Quack surgeons in the LGBT movement are performing mastectomies on little girls as young as thirteen.

The assertion by radical activists in the LGBT community, that no one ever truly leaves the LGBT lifestyle, is a lie. I’ve been to several conferences where there were many individuals who testified that they had, and I’ve had personal conversations with them. Do some research and you’ll find thousands.

Here’s a reality check. I had a friend who lived a straight life until he was in his late forties, and then came out that he had spent his life feeling like he was a female trapped in a male body. So about 15 years ago he took the hormones. Then was legally mutilated by a surgeon who assured him that he was now a woman. Two years later he confided to me it had been a horrible mistake and that henceforth he would live as what he was, a man minus his genitals.

My friend’s story should make you cry, and it should make you angry. Because Calgary counselors are now saying that what happened to my friend was acceptable, but, that if he was now in the same situation and sought counseling to help him live by his DNA, his counselor could be fined, and jailed. Pardon me for being so blunt, but you have to have stepped across the border, into insanity, to believe that that is rational.

I’m Dave Reesor

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Calgary City Counselors. Every one of them has voted positively for the bylaw banning therapy. Let’s remember to vote to positively throw them all out at the next election.

City Council

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Michael Moore Bombs His Buddies

dwr.jpgAs you would expect, radical environmentalist, Michael Moore’s latest documentary, The Planet of the Humans is all over the news lately.

Actually, not so much, and here’s why.

Moore and his associate Jeff Gibbs are lifelong, left-wing environmental extremists of the ‘Human burning of fossil fuels is causing atmospheric CO2 levels to increase, and that’s causing the climate to warm up rapidly, and that’s leading to catastrophic climate change, and the only thing that will save us to abandon fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy’ variety.

Moore and GibbsAlmost everything about that statement is provably wrong. But, environmental icons, Moore and Gibbs have now released a jaw-dropping documentary which actually takes on those renewables, and proves that they’re a scam.  The people being scammed of course, are us; the taxpayers who’ve been subsidizing this racket from the start.

For decades, headlines in the mainstream media have been dominated by the promise of solar and wind, but in fact, they still make up a tiny fraction of so-called renewable energy production. Overwhelmingly, renewables mean biomass, which originally was supposed to come from wood waste, and certain grasses.

But there’s not even close to enough of those, and so massive tracts of forest are being run through chippers, and artificially being turned into wood waste, and then burned in furnaces that produce massive amounts of CO2. (That’s the only upside to all this because more atmospheric CO2 is good for plant growth.) In the tropics, forests are being bulldozed and turned into palm oil plantations, which permanently destroys biodiversity. The destruction is sickening, but by comparison, reforestation of mined-out oilsands sites at Fort McMurray actually increases biodiversity.

So why are billionaires investing in “renewables”? Well let’s just say that people like Al Gore, and Tom Stier, and the Rockefeller foundation and the other staggeringly wealthy, phony environmentalists, don’t come off looking too good in this documentary. Their motivation for being in the renewables racket is revealed as being pure, unadulterated, greed.

Look carefully at this graph of energy sources until 2015. Coal, natural gas, and oil currently supply about 80% of our energy needs, and the demand is rising. The almost invisible sliver at the bottom is wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass combined. Anyone that says that the top three, fossil fuels which make up over 80% of energy sources, are a dying industry, is quite literally, delusional. And for that delusion they destroyed Alberta’s economy.Energy sources

So, expect the mainstream media to ignore Moore’s documentary, or else come out with blaring headlines like this one from the reliably left wing, Manchester Guardian. “Climate experts call for ‘dangerous’ Michael Moore film to be taken down.” You know, like they’d do in China.

When it comes to climate, or green ideology, the Guardian has exactly the same level of credibility as the New York Times, Toronto Star, the CBC, or any other mainstream media, which is exactly zero.

I strongly urge you to watch the documentary, and Share it with everybody on your mailing list, and on social media. Just click on the link above.

DSC5610_2-removebgAs you know, we’re backing Leslyn Lewis for CPOC leader. She happens to have a Masters in environmental studies, and I believe she will take the Michael Moore/Jeff Gibbs documentary seriously. It’s the perfect opportunity for Conservatives to promote the position that we must rethink this mad rush to green energy before we spend any more money on it. At least, that’s what I’m hoping will happen.

I’m Dave Reesor

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Singaporeans sacrifice some freedoms for security

dwr.jpgWe really hope that you are all staying safe, and reasonably sane during this difficult time! We took the car out yesterday because we had something to drop off, on the doorstep, at a client’s home, and then we washed the car. When we got home, we joked that that was our road trip for the week, about 20 km. At our current rate we’re getting about three weeks to the gallon.

On the virus front, some good news is that we’re told that Alberta is, at the moment, testing about 4000 people per day, more per capita than anywhere else in the world. And by the end of May the target is 20,000 people per day! South Korea with 51 million people is currently testing 10,000 people per day, down from 20,000 at the height of their crisis.

But 27 South Korean companies are currently manufacturing 350,000 test kits per day, and that will increase to an eye-popping 1 million test kits per day within the next few weeks. Many of them will come to Alberta, and Canada. One Korean company has developed a testing kit that can check nasal discharge for the presence of the virus within 10 minutes. It is approximately 85% accurate, and the test can be taken at home.

Singapore has had some remarkable success in combating the virus because they have actually been preparing for the last 15 years, while most Western countries have been talking about preparing. In this current pandemic, the Canadian government, and others, went so far as to listen to the WHO which in turn got its information from the Chinese Communist Party, which we now know has lied repeatedly.

SingaporeAnyway, here’s a video discussion with one of the key people in Singapore’s success. It’s about 30 minutes, but it’s absolutely fascinating, informative, and thought-provoking. One caveat about the video; in passing it implies that the Lee family and their political party have been in power since 1965 because there is no opposition. In fact, there are several opposition parties, but the Lee governments have been so successful in creating a balance between somewhat limited freedom and corruption free, entrepreneurial government, that Singaporeans keep electing them. You might not agree with their approach.

If you have personal protocols that you’ve developed to keep yourself safe from the virus, please share them with us! And if you know of good local sources for masks, we’re looking for some, and we’re sure others on this mailing list are as well.

Stay safe!

Dave and Meritha

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Meeting the Corona Challenge

dwr.jpgDear friends

The world has changed. I believe much of the change will be permanent, and while it is tragic for those that lose loved ones from the virus, I believe that much of the change will be for the good. For us, one great thing is that our kids and grandkids have been delivering food to us while we’ve been under quarantine for the last two weeks after getting home from the US. Our oldest granddaughter was by again this afternoon with several grocery bags, the third or fourth time we’ve seen her in two weeks. She’s usually working, and full-time in university, so we’re just fine with this! For many of us, this will be a time to spend more time connecting with family and friends.

.jpegA geopolitical plus is that this virus has thrown a massive wrench into the gears of China’s expansionist ambitions. Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping and his gang have caused the Chinese people to lose face around the world, and they won’t like it. The virus is not their fault, and I think that Mr. Xi will pay a price for his lies and incompetence, and will look back on 2020 as his annus horribilus, as Queen Elizabeth once referred to a particularly bad year.

Best of all, I think that this pandemic will help us focus on the things that we can do, together, as individuals and families and communities. Yesterday I was working on a blog in which I used John Donne’s famous quote: “No man is an island”, etc.. But I modified it this way.

No person or family is an island entire of itself; every person or family is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;

if a clod be washed away by the sea, the continent is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were;

any person’s isolation or sickness or death diminishes me, because I am involved in humanity.

MTE5-john-donne-8Then today, from a friend in Ottawa, I serendipitously received the link to this well written article inspired by the poetry of John Donne. My friend identifies himself as an agnostic, and although the writer apparently is a Christian, this article will appeal to people of all faiths or no faith.

Stay safe, and look after each other!

Dave

 

 

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Oilsands Reclamation Reality

dwr.jpgBetter than before. That’s often the result of reclamation projects in Alberta’s oilsands. This link takes you to a series of photos, including some before and after shots, of what is happening.

I also included a letter I wrote to The Economist magazine regarding their abysmally unbalanced coverage of Canada’s oil industry, and particularly the oilsands.

Dear Editors

As a long-time subscriber to The Economist, I’ve been well aware of your unrelenting campaign against the Canadian oilsands. In your latest article on Saudi Arabia’s petroleum industry you rank the oilsands as one of the most polluting energy sources in the world.

I suspect you’re referring to CO2, or what you erroneously call Carbon, but you failed to mention that CO2 emissions from oilsands production have come down precipitously in the last 30 years. What you also have never mentioned, as far as I know, is the fact that as the oilsands mining is completed, the terrain is restored to the same, or an even higher level of biodiversity than existed before mining began. And an increasing area of the oilsands is now being exploited using an in-situ process which disturbs very little terrain.

I’ve included the link to an article with some beforesyncrude_mildred's_lake_reclamation and after oilsands mining photos. Would it be possible for you to send your North American correspondent to Fort McMurray to take an objective look at the mining operation, and to also explore the fact that the oilsands provide excellent employment to tens of thousands of people from around the world, and most importantly, to Canada’s natives that live in the area.Mildred_Lake_oil_sands_mine__Syncrude_Canada_Ltd.

Unlike in Saudi Arabia, Canada’s native employees get paid exactly the same as any other Albertan or Canadian or individual from overseas. Saudi Arabia treats its immigrant employees appallingly. Nigerian oil is produced in environmental squalor and corruption, as is much of the other oil from OPEC.

Canadian oil is, quite arguably, the most ethically produced oil in the world. In the interests of balance, could you do an article about that?

Yours sincerely

Dave W Reesor

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Attacked on all sides!

dwr.jpgHere’s an excellent article by Licia Corbella on why we need a public inquiry into the US billionaire funded attacks on Alberta. She starts off:

“Lies and smears have been spread around the world about how damaging Alberta’s oilsands are to the existence of our planet. The response over all of those years by the Alberta government and, worse yet, the energy industry? Silence. Crickets.”

Sadly, that’s the truth.

Corbella goes on: “Many major oil players in Alberta actually helped fund the smears against them by sending tens of thousands of dollars annually to the likes of the David Suzuki Foundation, the Pembina Institute and even Greenpeace, which has actually argued in court documents that using lies to further its agenda while damaging legitimate businesses should be allowed under its right to freedom of expression.”

So, Greenpeace lies, and they admit it, or at least they admit to not telling the truth. Follow the link and decide whether they’re lying or not.

Suzuki(The photo is of multimillionaire, multiple home owner, self-righteous environmental hypocrite David Suzuki signalling his opinion about anyone who questions him or his sainthood.)

Please do your research and think before you give a dime to any organization like Greenpeace, or the David Suzuki Foundation, or any other organization that portrays itself as fighting for the environment. In reality, nine out of 10 are nothing more than stunt companies looking for your help with the payroll.

CorbellaLicia Corbella does an excellent job in outlining why it is imperative that we officially look into, and stop, these enemies of Alberta and its families.

I’m Dave Reesor

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It’s All About World Government

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I subscribe to an online discussion forum called Quora, and recently a question was asked: “Do we really have 12 years to stop global warming?” To answer, David Leithauser who describes himself as a technical consultant, writer, and inventor, lays out the standard IPCC line that allowing global warming to go above 1.5 C would be very bad and above 2 C would be much worse. He goes on that we humans must decrease our greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 2010 levels by 2030, and you know, yada yada yada.

Leithauser concludes his answer by saying: “Reversing this and reducing omission levels by even 20% below 2010 levels would require a complete international cooperation and an immediate commitment to a massive restructuring of our power, transportation, and industrial systems.”

In other words, we’ll need a world government. Considering the appalling cockup most governments at all levels make of governing, you have to be a sado-masochist or a Marxist – redundant I know – to wish for that.

The problem is that not one significant prophecy made by the Church of Global Warming Alarmism over the past 40 years has come true. We’ve passed so many “tipping points” that we’ll soon have to begin numbering them. Climategate exposed the manipulation of data, and plots to silence scientists that do not subscribe to alarmism. Warming has stalled at about 1998 levels.

Polar BearsPolar bear numbers have increased to nuisance levels. And just out; Greenland’s major glacier has increased in mass for the past 2 years.

Except for the peninsula, Antarctica is adding billions of tons of ice mass each year.

(I think the bears are saying: “I hope she walks this way.”)

But there is reason for alarm. Many scientists are predicting a decades long return to colder temperatures like those experienced during the Little Ice Age which ended about 1850. In the 1700s, crops froze in July and winter shipping ended on the Thames River in London because it froze over repeatedly. As late as 1814 it froze thick enough to support a winter fair, including an elephant. If, as many credible scientists are predicting, we return to a Little Ice Age, food supplies will be severely impacted, because in addition to CO2, plants like warmth. That’s why greenhouse operators warm the air and increase CO2 levels to triple current atmospheric levels.

michael-mannThe Alarmism industry has had a good run. Many “scientists” such as Michael Mann (pictured), the manufacturer of an infamous hockey stick graph which somehow completely missed the Little Ice Age, have built their careers on dodgy computer modelling based on ignoring or manipulating data. Al Gore got rich enough to build another house and travel by private jet. And as you could predict, politicians have found many new and exciting ways to extract money from the citizenry.

But reality eventually bites, and in the next few decades it may present itself as frostbite. Let’s smarten up and prepare for whatever nature sends our way. Because when it comes to climate, there is little we can do about it.

Prior to the last Alberta election in 2015 I wrote a blog called: Socialism Remembered. It was about the 1945 to 2005 economic and demographic trajectories of Socialist Saskatchewan, and Market Economy Alberta. It struck a nerve and was viewed on the iwuz.me blogsite and Facebook nearly 250,000 times. Social media works, but only if you LIKE, and SHARE.

We’ve now had 4 years to observe, and live with, an NDP government’s approach to social/cultural issues, and, to economic issues. Before the election, we need to think carefully about what it has meant for parents, and their children. Next blog…. Leftwing/Socialist Culture Observed.

Dave Reesor

 

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The End of Sports?

dwrJust when I am absolutely convinced that transgender radicals have plumbed the deepest depths of absurdity, they prove me wrong. We’re now told, as Barbara Kay notes in the linked article, that rather than being observed at birth, a baby’s gender is “assigned” at birth.

I suppose that this means that even if a baby arrives with the appendage that would traditionally indicate that “It’s a boy!”, nowadays it ain’t necessarily so. A parent – or maybe we’ll need a specialist in these things – can with a straight face, declare the child is indeed a boy, but, just as plausibly that it’s a girl, or neither, or perhaps one of many dozens of other modern permutations and combinations of gender. Like maybe: “It’s a ZIE!”

Now I think a problem may arise when the child reaches 10 or 12 or 14 years old and decides otherwise. But of course, that’s 10 or 12 or 14 years down the road from now, and the gender bending, leading edge Progressivists will have moved on to the latest trendy but even more idiotic – is it possible? – fad. Or, dare we hope, we will soon reach the actual bottom and begin the long upward swim towards sanity.

indexBarbara KayIn any case, you should read the excellent accompanying article (link) by Barbara Kay which goes into some of the problems that are inevitably cropping up in sports. You know, when the 6 foot 5, 300 pound, trans “woman” competing against actual women in the shot put, wins every time. Bad news for bookmakers.

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/canadian-sports-experts-embrace-misogynist-practices-to-please-trans-activists%EF%BB%BF/

We evolved, or were created, or were created by evolution, to mate heterosexually. That’s not a religious or philosophical statement, it’s just a scientific observation.The craziness needs to end, and it will only end and help begin when we become brave and honest enough to admit that Gender Identity Disorder, and Transgenderism, and same sex attractions are disorders. The truth always sets you free; lies, even lies meant to be kind never do.

Will this cold never end!

Dave

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To the creators of wealth

dwr.jpgI had a different blog prepared for this week, but then a friend of mine sent me a link. It’s to a speech that Rex Murphy gave recently at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.

Now you’re all well aware that I am an admirer of Rex Murphy, and on social media I’ve often linked to his speeches saying: “Rex Murphy at his best.” Of course, a Rex Murphy speech given at his worst is better than most, and at his best is a better speech than anything that you’ll hear elsewhere in the English-speaking world.

But this speech is different. It is profoundly relevant to exactly where we are at this moment in Canadian history, particularly with Canada facing two critical elections this year.

rex murphyHere’s the link I don’t care where you live; how busy you; are or of what political persuasion, you need to watch this speech. If it’s listened to, and acted on it could go a long way towards mitigating our current, dangerous, Canadian disunity, and one day be recognized as one of the most important speeches in Canadian history.

And if it’s ignored? Well, we’ll see.

I’m Dave Reesor

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It’s Barack Obama, or Reality

dwr.jpgFor those who like to be informed, there are a couple of really big events coming up in the next few weeks in Calgary. The first event is the Things that Matter Conference, February 8 and 9 at the Best Western, Port O’ Call. Sponsored by the Essentials of Freedom organization, it has an incredible lineup of speakers. Here are a few.

Dr. John Robson is probably Canada’s leading expert on the freedoms that have been won in the 800 years since Magna Carta, and how quickly we are losing them in Canada.

Dr. Jack Mintz of the University of Calgary is one of the world’s most respected economists, who recognizes that, financially at least, Alberta would be better off as an independent country.

Dr. Ted Morton is Canada’s leading expert on the chaotic, and grossly unfair equalization formula, and how it must be fixed.

John Carpay LL.B. is founder of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom, JCCF, and Canada’s strongest fighter against the erosion of our fundamental freedoms, by governments at the provincial and federal level.

Dr. Patrick Moore was a co-founder of Greenpeace. In 1971 Moore’s co-founder, Bob Hunter wrote, “Moore was quickly accepted into the inner circle (of Greenpeace) on the basis of his scientific background, his reputation [as an environmental activist], and his ability to inject practical, no-nonsense insights into the discussions.”

I’m a big believer in no-nonsense. But now, Dr. Moore repudiates Greenpeace for its utter abandonment of science in favour of political advocacy. Sadly, Greenpeace has degenerated into an organization mostly known for its stunts.

I took the trouble to look up their Board of Directors, and I couldn’t find one scientist among them. Almost every board member of this bloated, $300 million a year, emotion peddling business, has a social activist background.

We’ve been to The Essentials of Freedom Conference since its inception and it’s gotten better every year. This year will be the best yet, and there will be guests from the US and all areas of Canada, from Québec to Vancouver Island.

The other upcoming big event is Barack Obama on March 5. Obama was a community organizer who became President of the United States from January 2009 to January 2017.

During his time as President, Barack Obama doubled the US national debt; ignored the rise of ISIS in the Middle East leading to one of the biggest humanitarian crises so far in the 21st century; foolishly declared that the Cold War was over and stood by while Vladimir Putin rolled his tanks over his neighbours; and, by constantly and prematurely injecting himself into domestic racial incidents, set back American race relations by two generations.

Meritha and I are already registered for one of these events, and you can guess which one it is. Hope to see you there!

Dave

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