Sex War a misnomer

Updated 2019 03 12

You’ve got to break a few eggs when making omelets. (1) 
The revolution devours its own children. (2)

Lately I noticed that some discussions are turning to the revival of the topic of the so-called “sex war” (a.k.a. gender war). It is curious why anyone should wish to make the attempt.

Sex War vs Gender War — Interest over Time, Worldwide

It will be difficult to revive interest in the topic, given that the public appears to have tired of it, but should it be a growing concern?

“Sex war” or “Gender War” are not only inexact terms, they are far from close enough to be accurate or even appropriate. “Sex war” or “Gender War” implies that:  there was a formal declaration of war; the two sides make at least an attempt to conquer one another; there are clear dividing lines between the warring parties, and other things. One is that there is an aggressor and a defender, another that there is a reasonable expectation of cessation of hostilities, when an armistice is declared, after one party is victorious, the conquered party admits defeat and tries to negotiate terms of surrender, and both parties either agree to fight, so as to settle their differences, or perhaps settle for peace and keep it.

None of that is true or even in sight, in relation to the so-called “sex war.”

It would therefore be more accurate to consider that the “sex war” is something quite different from a war. The evidence strongly suggests that the conflict between the sexes is a consequence of an escalating campaign of totalitarian oppression that targets all men but primarily husbands and fathers, a campaign of totalitarian oppression that targets fathers within or without families, while not sparing families with fathers.

Therefore, it stands to reason that women and children in families with fathers as well become victims of the campaign of totalitarian oppression that is without a doubt aimed at penalizing and punishing all who dare to yearn being members of families with fathers. 

That is a reasonable explanation of why women and the children with them who are in fatherless families are without a doubt the victims of collateral damage.  After all, how can there be so many women and children who are victims of the “sex war,” when it ostensibly makes all women the winners? Consider:

It’s Official: The Experiment Has Failed

For the best part of thirty years [50 years as of 2019 – Walter] we have been conducting a vast experiment with the family, and now the results are in : the decline of the two-parent, married-couple family has resulted in poverty, ill-health, educational failure, unhappiness, anti-social behaviour, isolation and social exclusion for thousands of women, men and children. — Rebecca O’Neill

Experiments in Living: The Fatherless Family 
by Rebecca O’Neill; Sept. 2002, CIVITAS

Surely, a war that, instead of providing all women with the spoils of war turns vast numbers of them into victims requiring assistance from Father State, is far more likely a hoax gone terribly wrong.

Ten thousand years of a successful symbiosis of families and civilization that made civilization great cannot have been all wrong.  As shown in this example (it is one of many), it was not. It had made civilization thrive and an ever-increasing number of people prosper:

Humanity Unbound: How Fossil Fuels Saved Humanity from Nature and Nature from Humanity

Policy Analysis, No. 715, Cato Institute, Washington, DC
36 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2012 Last revised: 27 Feb 2013
By Indur M. Goklany, Independent

The liberation from mankind’s dependency on the slavery of muscle power is without a doubt due to the efforts of many men who gave their lives to search for, explore and develop alternative sources of energy.  Should there be any doubt that humanity owes men a great debt of gratitude?  Why, instead, would anyone feel compelled to vilify men and the families they love and who love them in return?


Sources of the introductory quotes

  1. You’ve got to break a few eggs when making omelets.

“François de Charette was one of the leaders of a Royalist counter-revolt in the Vendée region of France during the French Revolution. The War in the Vendée, as it’s now known, lasted several years and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands. In March of 1796, Charette was captured by republican forces and put on trial, during which, according to Walker’s account:

It was remarked to him that he had caused the death of a great many persons. Yes, he replied, omlets are not made without breaking eggs.

Charette, you’ll be shocked to learn, was soon after executed by firing squad. As for the metaphor—especially tasteless in his rendering since the broken “eggs” were dead human beings—it originated in French (on ne saurait faire d’omelette sans casser des œufs) as early as the 1740s and made its way from there into English. But it seems Charette was onto something. A scan of the OED’s later citations suggests that the expression has an unfortunate fondness for body counts….” (More)

  1. The revolution devours its own children.

from bartleby.com:

QUOTATION: Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children.
ATTRIBUTION: Georg Büchner (1813–1837), German dramatist, revolutionary.
Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton’s Death, act I (1835).
In the original German: die Revolution ist wie Saturn, sie frißt ihre eignen Kinder.
The phrase is usually translated using devour.


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International Men’s Day vs International Women’s Day

Updated 2019 03 07 6:23 pm: Appended Google Trends Compare: IMD vs IWD, Breakdown by Region.

“Woman’s work is never done,” man’s work ignored.

It appears that the celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), taking place annually on March 8th, usually runs on for about a week, after which the celebrations of Marxist identity politics that favor women will gradually taper off, to settle at a somewhat higher level than they were at before the promotion of IWD was raised to a fever pitch. The annual cycle can be observed in the following graph.

IMD vs IWD, US comparison of interest

United States, Interest in IMD vs IWD, Comparison, Google Searches, 2004 to 2019

Notice that, in the United States, interest in IMD outranked interest in IWD for the first time in any month and year in November 2018, 3 : 2, respectively. 

See also: Worldwide – Compared breakdown by region

The annual changes in the extent of the level of interest in IWD are most likely a reflection of the extent of funding available for promoting women’s issues.  Funding out of tax revenues and private sources, to address an ever-increasing number of women’s issues, is substantial.  The more of it is provided, the more of an effort is being made to advertise the fact that, although women live ever longer, more comfortable lives than men, women nevertheless experience ever escalating levels of oppression by men.

“International Women’s Day (IWD), day (March 8) honouring the achievements of women and promoting women’s rights. A national holiday in numerous countries, it has been sponsored by the United Nations (UN) since 1975.” —Encyclopaedia Britannica

IWD has strong socialist roots, came into existence early in the 20th Century and, as the Encyclopaedia Britannica article explains, is celebrated on March 8 each year to commemorate the role a women’s strike played in the Bolshevik Revolution.

“March 8 (February 24, Old Style), 1917, women in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), Russia, marked the day by staging a strike to protest food shortages, poor living conditions, and World War I. This strike for “bread and peace” helped give rise to the Russian Revolution of 1917, which led to the abdication of Nicholas II on March 15 (March 2). In 1921 the date of the IWD was officially changed to March 8.” —Encyclopaedia Britannica

For the record, International Men’s Day (IMD) is officially and predominantly celebrated each year on November 19, but don’t look for it in the graph. People, apparently not even men, don’t have much interest in it. Keep in mind, things that can be taken safely for granted need no promotion.

It appears that the only time of the year people become interested in IMD is to look for it on the Internet when IWD gets celebrated, to determine whether there is such a thing as an IMD.

Encyclopaedia Britannica does not appear to have an entry for International Men’s Day, but Wikipedia does.

International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated every year on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1992 on February 7th by Thomas Oaster,[1] the project of International Men’s Day was conceived one year earlier on 8 February 1991.[2] The project was re-initialised in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago.[3] The longest running celebration of International Men’s Day is Malta, where events have occurred since 7 February 1994.[4] —Wikipedia

It remains to be seen whether November 19 will remain fixed as the day on which all people in the world will remember that men have rights, too. A universal, international consensus has not yet been firmly established.  Still, as it befits them, men’s rights are a distant second to, a close century behind, women’s rights in the progress of international social evolution. As of now, the social tradition defined four centuries ago is not that easily overcome:

“It is an amazing thing to see in our city the wife of a shoemaker, or a butcher, or a porter dressed in silk with chains of gold at the throat, with pearls and rings of good value….and then in contrast to see her husband cutting the meat, all smeared with cow’s blood, poorly dressed…. but whosoever considers this carefully will find it reasonable, because it is necessary that the lady, even if low born and humble, be draped with such clothes for her natural excellence and dignity, and the man [be] less adorned as if a slave, or a little ass, born to her service.”

— Lucrezia Marinella, Venice, Italy, 1600
The Nobility and Excellence of Women Together
With the Defects and Deficiencies of Men

Quoted on page 22 of
If Men Have All the Power How Come Women Make the Rules

Google Trends Compare: IMD vs IWD,
Worldwide Breakdown by Region

The worldwide comparison breakdown by region is remarkable on account of that, in general,

  1. In the countries of the former USSR, the interest in IMD is substantially greater than in the allegedly capitalist nations of the so-called free West, while,
  2. In the allegedly capitalist nations of the so-called free West the interest in IWD is substantially greater than in formerly or presently socialist nations.

Well, that is too bad.  That is a fine example of censorship by Google.  Perhaps I managed to find a truth that hit a nerve, and Google does not want anyone else to be able to see it for what it is.  It makes one wonder why Google Trends goes through the trouble of identifying a string of code that is helpful in seeing a new truth, and then refuses to make the connection required to display it.

Google Trends quite clearly urges visitors to its page to “Paste this into any HTML page:” (followed by the script that would, if Google so wishes, produce an interactive preview of the page).  Maybe Google should add a proviso: “If you are a men’s rights activist, don’t bother doing it, because we will refuse to make the required connection.”

Curiously, when I look at the display of the preview that Google Trend refuses to connect to on my wife’s smart phone, the embedded code for the preview works just fine, and a smarth-phone version of it is displayed. The following graphic will have to do for laptops and desk-top computers.  It is linked.  At least theoretically it should lead to the interactive screen that Google Trends had offered to make available for display at HTML web pages.

To make a long story short, 

Source: Google Trends — Source 1 (2006), Source 2 (2019)

It remains to be decided whether socialism promotes women’s rights or women’s right promote socialism.  Perhaps, when it comes to activists promoting either, they are one and the same.


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The correct temperature for Bruderheim please stand up

Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada, has no official weather station. As far as I know, it does not even have an unofficial weather station that provides temperature readings that any published temperature values for Bruderheim are based on. Temperature values published by any single weather app on offer are derived from extrapolations made from surrounding weather stations.

Of course, the problems with widely varying temperature readings or calculated values may not exist where you live.  Still, it would be a good idea if you were to go through an exercize such as the one that I describe in this.  This is not the first time I tried to do it for Bruderheim.  The outcome always showed widely varying results. 

Does anyone feel assured through such an exercize, that the climate predictions or projections so loved by climate alarmists are accurate?  I don’t, and neither does anyone else who uses even a bit of common sense.

The closest official weather station (operated by Environment and Climate Change Canada) is at nearby Elk Island National Park (10km from here, as the crow flies).

Which temperature declaration for Bruderheim is the correct one?

What is the infamous consensus of climate scientists for the end of the century based on? Were the right pick and the right calculations made? The evidence indicates on first glance that they were not,

The weather app (The Weather Channel) for my cell phone says it presently is -26°C in Bruderheim. It also says that the temperature “now” is -32°C in Bruderheim.

The weather app (The Weather Network) for my lap top asserts -28°C in Bruderheim.

Bruderheim temperature as per The Weather Network

The only nearby official weather station (operated by Environment and Climate Change Canada, about 10km from here, as the crow flies, in Elk Island National Park) maintains that it is presently -27°C.

Temperature measurement at Elk Island National Park

Temperature measurement at Elk Island National Park

Our thermometer in our backyard in Bruderheim reads -24.5°C.

Climate predictions are based on projections made from temperature trends that are calculated from averages of temperature measurements in specific locations.

If temperature measurements and estimates of current temperatures for a specific location disagree, then the average current temperature for that location is incorrect and not worth a hill of beans.

If average temperature estimates are wrong, then average temperature trends are wrong.

If average temperature trends are wrong, then temperature predictions or projections are wrong.

Temperature predictions or projections based on inaccurate temperature measurements or estimates of current temperatures for specific locations are the more wrong for any time in the future and locations, the farther into the future and distance they extend.

What should we bet our money and our personal and national welfare on, or should we?

Tim Ball, an eminent, Canadian climate scientist, has some thoughts about that and expressed them in this:

“Time For Skeptics To Expose National Weather Offices: Canada, A Case Study With National And Global Implications.”

BY DR. TIM BALL · JUNE 10, 2015

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Cold Winters in Edmonton and Surroundings

Update 2019 02 27: Added information by Alberta Climate Information Service (ACIS).

We don’t live in Edmonton but in nearby Bruderheim, Alberta, about 50km NE from Edmonton. It generally gets to be a bit colder here than in the big city. We don’t have the benefit of a large Urban Heat Island effect. That effect is quite substantial, but even Bruderheim, a town of about 1,300 residents, has a bit of an Urban Heat Island effect, compared to surrounding ruralities.

It was -31°C in town, this morning, while one of our friends stated that it was -37°C, this morning, ten miles to the NE, and another friend, living just outside the fence at Elk Island National Park, saw that his thermometer read -44°C last night.

Cold Winters in History compared to now

The current winter is a darned cold one, week after week.

The weather permits to set all sort of records. One must make sure to pick the right selection criteria for that. The TV weathermen are really good at it. They pick them right and produce a record temperature (high or low) for a lot of days.

‘Longest winter of my life’: Edmonton breaks record with historic cold stretch
CTV News | April 14, 2018 1:19PM EDT

Temperature of -46C in Edmonton area makes it coldest in Canada
The Canadian Press | Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:25 UTC

Edmonton shatters cold record
EDMONTONJOURNAL.COM | 12.14.2009

That was not in Edmonton. The article states: “Environment Canada recorded a frigid minus 46.1 C, or minus 58.4 C with the wind chill, at the Edmonton International Airport at 5 a.m., said meteorologist Pierre Lessard.”  The Edmonton International Airport was then (and still is, as far as I know) outside the Edmonton city limits.

See also a temperature record of the Edmonton winter 2009/2010

The Edmonton Journal article mentions the year with the previous coldest winter: “The city’s longest cold snap was in 1969 when the temperature never got warmer than -20 C for 26 consecutive days. The Journal handed out certificates to survivors.”

 Well, I had the year wrong (I was off by a year), when I was looking for information on that, but the Edmonton Journal, I am fairly sure, has the temperature wrong. I am quite certain that the criterion was -10°F (-23.3°C). Still, it is not the first or only time I’ve been wrong. I was also wrong about the number of weeks. It was that cold only for 26 days. I had thought that it had been that cold for about 6 weeks in a row. So much for the accuracy of my memory.

I could not obtain a detailed record for the winter 1968/69, but check this one, for the Edmonton temperature record of the winter 1975/76.

During the winter of 1975/76 even Edmonton had a day when the temperature went as low as -46°C.

My long-range prediction, going by the seat of my pants? I’ll be considerably warmer in June, with only a slight chance of frost on any given day. Yes, I have seen it snow even in June, once or twice during the last 55 years or so. It does not even have to be below freezing for that to happen, but we rarely get a lot of snow in this part of the world, especially not during June.

It was cold last night, but tomorrow it is supposed to warm up to -4°C, and then we are in for another week or so of much colder, unseasonably cold weather.

What about Climate Change? Are things warming up or getting colder? 

You decide whether things are warming up or getting colder, with regard to the climate trend.  The following is a graph of temperature measurements and their daily averages (T = (Tmax + Tmin) / 2), for Elk Island Park National Park, the closest and only nearby official weather station operated by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Weather and climate change information for the interval from 2017 02 27 to 2019 02 27

See glossary of terms.

For anyone who wishes to get an idea of whether growing conditions are changing  in Alberta, as time goes by, here are links to a viewer that shows growing conditions near Elk Island National Park for the years 1961 to 2017, in terms of:


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Men-only military draft ruled unconstitutional

Updated 2019 05 09, to add link to related articles.

Men-only military draft ruled unconstitutional.  That is a huge advance for true gender equality in the United States, perhaps for world peace as well.  We have to thank the NCFM (National Coalition for Men), per the 2019 02 23 NCFM press release:

Men-only military draft ruled unconstitutional

NCFM PRESS RELEASE: NCFM wins Selective Service System case requiring women to register!
February 23, 2019  | By NCFM

The MSM noticed, e. g.:

That does not mean I agree that it is a good idea to have affirmative action principles applied in training women for combat.  Still, even if affirmative action principles do not apply (the lowering of standards for women until they are able to pass them), women must not serve in combat.

Not even if only the strongest and hardiest women (those that can measure up to the standards used to select men for combat) are chosen for combat, women serving in combat is a bad idea.

Much and enough has been said about it over the years, about the pros and cons of having women being conscripted into the military. It is not necessary to be repeat it here.  You may wish to look it up, if you are undecided.

Start with reading the decision:

Men-only military draft ruled unconstitutional

Is military service by women a good idea?

One consequence of women in combat is that we may see fewer ads by Google.  Google ad policies prevent them from displaying their ads on web pages that display or describe violence.  Perhaps that will help to bring about world peace.  That would be a good thing.

Think of the effect violence in military actions in foreign nations will have on American voters.  The journalistic principle of “If it bleeds, it leads” will apply when women have the privilege of making the exhilarating experiences described in this article:

A Grand Adventure. Except It Isn’t

Posted on September 18, 2005 by Fred Reed

A friend recently asked me what I would tell a young man thinking about enlisting in the military. (He had in mind his son.) I would tell him this, which I wish someone had told me: ….(more)

Google had told Fred Reed that they took offence to that article. See what Fred Reed’s reaction to that was:

Googled, Gobbled, and Throttled: The Road to Samizdat

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Fred Reed

Cometh the censor. Sort of.

My site, Fredoneverything.org, has, or had until a few minutes ago, several Google ads, which served to bring in a modest amount of money, perhaps $200 a month….(more)

World peace will thrive, when such consequences of the privilege of being involved in combat make it out of the confines of Fredoneverything.org and into the mainstream media. It will, most certainly!

Nothing will serve better to do it than when women do that sort of bleeding. No matter how much Google wishes to censor it, when women do the bleeding, their bleeding will do the leading. That may then help to put the leash on spending for the military/industrial complex.

Service that excludes combat

I presented the NCFM’s court victory in a Facebook discussion thread.  Paul Neubauer commented:

“Service could mean something other than military duty. The point is that only those who are willing to be responsible and subject to demands for their sacrifice should be permitted to vote.” —Paul

Yes, that is possible.  A number of countries permit draftees of a pacifist persuasion to serve in a non-military capacity, in non-military positions or activities. Curiously, only nine countries in the world have conscription for women (now add the U.S to that for an even ten). I am not sure whether women who are conscripted may serve in either a military or pacifist capacity, and whether they will even be doing any combat duties. (See the following links.)

  • “Norway becomes first NATO country to draft women into military”
    Reuters
  • “China, Eritrea, Israel, Libya, Malaysia, North Korea, Peru and Taiwan draft women into the army. In 2002, Sweden also considered female conscription on the grounds that excluding them goes against the ideology of equality.” Source: “Women in the military — international” —CBC

    Well, Sweden does not appear to have the draft for women, but how nobel of the Swedes to have considered (in 2002) making women equal to men.

So far, primarily men do and die, legally, while women are exempt, regardless of whether that is while doing military or pacifist duties.

We’ll have to wait and see whether the U.S. Texas [District] Court ruling will lead into a direction that will treat men and women as equals with respect to serving.  There will be appeals.

Conscription in Israel

Israel is one of the few countries that have conscription for women, and conscription and serving by no means treats men and women as being equal. That may be an eye-opener for those who believe that the Israeli Valkyries do everything that men must do.

The Israeli Valkyries that the feminists put on parade are a hoax.  It cannot be pulled on those who aren’t forced to live there.

“First of all, EVERY man is obligated to do military service of 3 years active service (at age 18) + minimum of [one] month every year till age 58. It’s mean that men are property of the military MOST of their lives, while their life-expectancy is MUCH LOWER then women’s.

In the same time, women do military service of hardly 2 years (1 year and 8 monthes), it’s NOT an obligation and they can get away from it VERY easily by writting a letter while men need to see MANY committees that hardly ever agree to listen and [are] VERY hard to get [to].”

Israel – the REAL Israel

That is by someone who does not like to experience discrimination in Israel.  He calls Israel “a democracy for women only”. (More)

Conclusion

It is far from certain that U.S. women will be truly equal to men, as far as conscription and serving in the military goes, no matter what the law may say.  As the saying goes, “There’s many ways of skinning a cat.” The complaining Israeli would say, “There are many easy ways by which women (and rarely men) can avoid military service.”


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More Guns Less Crime

Update 2019 02 22: Added link to What do all school shooters have in common?

More guns less crime is, at first glance, a non sequitur.  John Stossel produced and published a video that debunks the myth that mass shootings are far more common in the United States than they are anywhere else in the world.  He identifies that more guns will in fact reduce crime.

(The link to the video that is supposed to be displayed here may take some time to load.  Refreshing the page may make it load faster the second time. If you are impatient, click on this link to an alternative copy of the YouTube video: “Media Hype Questionable Gun Control Study)

The reaction by some who welcome those news is predictable.  For example,

“Another brilliant exposure of the deviant agenda by people who hate America.”

That is an overreaction.  At least to some extent, Occam’s Razor (the problem-solving principle that essentially states that “simpler solutions are more likely to be correct than complex ones”) must be applied.  Don’t assume a conspiracy when simple stupidity will suffice to explain why a screw-up happened.

The study by University of Alabama Professor Adam Lankford that started it all is a product of shoddy research (the evidence of which he is naturally not voluntarily disclosing).  That is not necessarily due to ill will but more likely due to laziness.  Still, it makes the study report as false as a deliberate lie would have.  Now to the second part of the story.

Media Bias and Fake News

Lies always take on a life of their own, a lively one when they deliver what people expect or wish to hear.  None of the individuals who propagate the lies need to do it out of ill will, but those endowed with ill will propagate the lies as eagerly as anyone else, out of greed for attention or simply to raise circulation numbers to increase advertising revenues.

Nevertheless, all who promote the lies neglected to check the veracity of the false claims, either deliberately or out of laziness.

Half of the blame lies with all those who bought into the lie that the United States outrank every other country, with respect to mass shootings.  They are as guilty as the originator and those who simply passed it on without questioning it.  Unfortunately, given that there is essentially nothing in place to hold journalists accountable, the media will more readily produce what their audience is inclined to want to hear than do the work required to give their audience the uncomfortable truth, namely that the disclosure is not as horrible as many wish it to be.

That is the nature of media bias.  Call it media prostitution if you want.  Still, it makes the media the most prolific producers of fake news. 

At least Donald Trump has the common sense to see it for what it is.  He expressed it in terms that the common man can understand, to paraphrase:  “Fake news.  I don’t want to hear from you.  You media guys produce fake news, nothing but fake news.”  He is right, not necessarily in absolute terms but generally.  The MSM hate him for it.

Most fake news appear to come from the mainstream media (MSM).  At the very least, they reach a large sector of the potential audience.  The social media now give the MSM a run for their money.  The reach of fake news produced by the MSM is shrinking, while that of fake news produced by the social media is growing, which has the MSM worried.  Don’t fall for any of it.

Here are some tips on how to avoid falling for fake news.

What do all school shooters have in Common?

h/t Paul Neubauer


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Dictatorial power of the Canadian Prime Minister

The SNC Lavalin scandal and the role of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, in obfuscating an objective examination of that scandal are wending their way through the judiciary and Canada’s Parliament, respectively.

Paraphrasing,

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he’s [said he was] hopeful an opposition motion to call a public inquiry into the SNC Lavalin controversy will pass.

The NDP introduced the motion Tuesday in the House of Commons. The Conservatives say they will [said they would] support it.

But with a Liberal majority in the House, the motion can be [was] easily defeated.

More

Yesterday, 2019 02 20, Andrew Scheer’s hopes were dashed in a vote in the House of Commons, with 124 votes for and 160 against the motion.  The debate leading up to it was instructive. Maclean’s has more on the affair:

Let me ‘speak my truth’ says Wilson-Raybould

Politics Insider for February 21: Trudeau’s tries the apology route, Wilson-Raybould gets a standing O from the opposition and a budget promise that sounds familiar
by Maclean’s | Feb 21, 2019

There is no remedy, no silver bullet.  Our Prime Minister is untouchable, his power far too great, not that he is above reproach, but here is a bit more about the powers of our Prime Minister.

As long as he is power, his power is greater than those of many of the most absolute monarchs in history.   His power is in the order of the power of, for example, the Roman emperors, with an important difference. 

Much like the power of our prime ministers, the power of the Roman emperors depended on how well they were liked by the

  • Aristocracy (use your imagination on what the equivalent of that is in Canada, but SNC Lavalin is just one example of many); 
  • Legions (the Canadian equivalent is our Armed Forces);
  • Praetorian Guards (that would be the RCMP, right?);
  • Senate (the Canadian Senate has some but far less of the power of the Roman Senate). and the
  • People (our voters).

Another agency must be added to that list in Canada, the media. The latter is close to 100 percent liberal and largely under control of, and most definitely favorable to Liberal prime ministers. Even Maclean’s, a supposedly conservative magazine (the only one in Canada), gets a $1.5 million annual publication grant from the federal government. (The Report Newsmagazine could have had one of $250,000 a year but declined, to maintain its independence.)

The Canadian equivalents of most of those agencies (except the Armed Forces and the Senate) are more powerful than their equivalent agencies were in Ancient Rome.

There is a very grave difference between then and now.  A large number of Roman Emperors ruled only for a short time, and only relatively few died a natural death, with arguably the majority of them having been either assassinated, murdered or motivated to commit suicide (as otherwise they would have been executed).  In 69 AD, for example, there was a succession of four emperors following the suicide of Nero.  The latter had been declared hostis publicus (enemy of the people) by the Senate and was slated for execution in “the ancient manner,” that is, to be stripped naked, having his head clamped in a wooden fork, his body flogged with sticks and then thrown off a cliff.

That may happen to Trump but cannot possibly happen to our glorious leader, notwithstanding that Trump is being vilified far more unjustly than Nero ever was, even though Trump is a far more benign and benevolent ruler with far fewer powers than Nero had and Justin Trudeau does have.  Regardless of the unlikely event that St. Justin will ever be considered by a majority of the people to be an enemy of the people (he’s got far too much power and influence for that to happen), there are no powers in Canada that will replace him, unless the people will come to their senses and vote him out of office.  How likely is that to happen?  The next Canadian federal election (see summary of polls), which is scheduled for October 21, 2019, will tell.

So, we have what the Romans did not have, a democracy in which people can vote.  A lot of good that is doing us, but it certainly is tailored to keep Liberal prime ministers in power and immune from investigation, let alone have the current PM deliver on his election promise of providing a transparent government.

Feb 20, 2019, 1:50 PM

I couldn’t do sheers job. It would drive me nuts asking what time it is and getting a recipe for chicken soup as a reply

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Dads and Things Blog Postings

It is hoped that this running inventory of notifications posted to the FB page Dads & Things : Blog Postings will help to overcome the problems that FB appears to have in keeping friends of fathers, of families and of men informed of notifications by Dads & Things that go missing on Facebook. (See also Note 1)

This web page serves to keep track of the notifications were posted to a FB page that serves to inform friends of fathers, families and men of any postings that were made and of other items that were thought will be of special interest to them and therefore worth sharing.

No attempts have been made to keep track of those notifications before 2019 02 17.  It now appears necessary to do that, given that an item I thought would be of particular interest and that I informed my FB friends about on the afternoon of 2019 02 16 had disappeared for no discernible reason a few hours later, by the morning of 2019 02 17. 

The items shown below are listed in order of the most recent on top of the list.  Items that may have vanished from Dads & Things : Blog Postings before 2019 02 16 are not indicated in the list.   It will be attempted to indicate any observed disappearances of notifications from Dads & Things : Blog Postings, whenever disappearances are noticed.

Posting to Dads & Things : Blog Postings (D&T BP)

  1. International Men’s Day vs International Women’s Day
    Posted on March 7, 2019 11:16 to D&T BP
  2. Judge rules men-only military draft unconstitutional
    Posted on February 24, 2019 to D&T BP
  3. Notification that Humane Society for the Unborn had vanished from D&T BP
    Posted 2019 02 17 8:55 am
  4. Humane Society for the Unborn
    Posted 2019 02 16 pm to  D&T BP and D&T TL
    Vanished from D&T BP by 2019 02 17 8:00 am
    Vanished from D&T TL by 2019 02 17 8:00 am
  5. Feminism and families are as old as civilization
    Posted February 15, 2019 at 8:04 PM to D&T BP
  6. Men are worthless — pity mothers
    Posted February 13 at 8:54 AMto D&T BP
  7. Debunking of misrepresentation of how a 73-year-old man dealt with a 24-year-old intruder
    Posted January 30, 2019 at 5:48 PM to D&T BP
  8. Men: Do not marry, do not have children!
    Posted January 28, 2019 at 6:04 PM to D&T BP
  9. The Manipulated Man
    Posted January 27, 2019 at 8:52 AM to D&T BP
  10. Abortion, by any other name, still is…
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 9:30 AM to D&T BP
  11. You know there is something wrong with our healthcare system when it costs extra to hold your newborn baby
    Posted January 24, 2019 at 1:18 AM to D&T BP
  12. United States – Missing Persons
    Posted January 22 at 4:18 PM to D&T BP
  13. My father had 300 children
    Posted January 21, 2019 at 4:08 PM to D&T BP
  14. A history of the decline and fall of the family
    Posted January 19, 2019 at 4:41 PM to D&T BP
  15. Atheist ethics and the difference between good and evil
    Posted January 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM to D&T BP
  16. Socialism begets Slavery
    Posted January 17, 2019 at 5:45 PM to D&T BP
  17. The Hate Mongers – Hatred spread through propaganda
    Posted January 17, 2019 to D&T BP
  18. Misattributed paternity in non-contested paternity cases
    Posted January 16, 2019 to D&T BP
  19. 21 Reasons Why Gender Matters
    Posted January 16, 2019 to D&T BP
  20. Woman poisoned husband with Visine
    Posted January 13, 2019 to D&T BP
  21. Many elderly – too few children to care for them
    Posted January 12, 2019 to D&T BP
  22. Single-gender classes
    Posted January 11, 2019 to D&T BP
  23. Wife bites hubby’s willy to avoid sex!
    Posted January 10, 2019 to D&T BP
  24. Family court to men : Just shut up and pay
    Posted January 9, 2019 to D&T BP
  25. Why have any men at all?
    Posted January 9, 2019 to D&T BP
  26. Marriage symbol approved — Facilitating consumer spending
    Posted January 8, 2019 to D&T BP
  27. Woman jailed — she tried to set boyfriend on fire
    Posted January 8, 2019 to D&T BP
  28. Peace on Earth – Good Will to Men
    Posted January 2, 2019 to D&T BP
  29. Capital offences proliferate under political correctness
    Posted January 1, 2019 to D&T BP
  30. 39-year-old mother accused of having sex with teen boys
    Posted December 30, 2018 to D&T BP
  31. Fall asleep in democracy – Wake up in dictatorship
    Posted December 29, 2018 to D&T BP
  32. Announcement of FB page Dads & Things : Blog Postings
    Posted December 29, 2018 to D&T BP

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Notes:

  1. Google will downrank this web page, because it considers it to be a link factory.  The downranking of the web page will affect the website ranking of the blog, Dads & Things, as well as the affiliated website, Fathers for Life.  That is not of great concern. 

    Very little website traffic is directed through search engines at the blog and website.  The vast majority of the traffic (75%) comes through direct links (bookmarks, links identified in e-mail messages, links entered or pasted into the location fields of browsers, etc.).  Only about 3% of the traffic originates through search engines, and less than one percent of it comes through social media, with only a fraction of that less-than-one-percent coming from FB.

    Only three percent of traffic coming from search engines is very low, abnormally low, far lower than average for a website.  It has a good side, a very good side!

    The average visitor to Dads & Things looks at 16 web pages and spends more than 37 minutes doing that, enough time to read them all.  There are not many websites in the world that have such a high quality of visitors, let alone at a high volume.

    Just for the record, Dads & Things has a current rate of 1.4 million page views a year.  That makes me happy.  It means that I am not wasting my time.  That means a lot to me.

    Many thanks to all who help to make me feel happy and appreciated.

    —Walter


#Censorship

See also:

  • The Dads & Things blog category Censorship identifies more articles recounting various experiences with censorship by a number of agencies in relation to Dads & Things.
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Humane Society for Unborn – None, but there are for pets

Updated 2019 05 16: Appended Addendum

A humane society for the unborn is virtually unheard of, instead, we are obsessed with pets to the point of worshiping them. 

(What happened in Alabama, 2019 05 14, is therefore astounding.  Alabama’s Governor signed into law a near-total ban on abortions.)

If we have gotten to the point in our desperate culture in which we feel obligated to kill children, regardless of why or of what color, then we do not deserve to survive and probably won’t.

— William Faulkner

I don’t know when William Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) stated that, but it was before our society became obsessed with legalizing the killing of children at all stages of their development.  Had he lived to see that happen, he would quite possibly have stated “regardless of why or of what color or stage of development” we feel obligated to kill children.

This morning I thought that I would check to see where our priorities are in relation to that.  Different search engines provided similar results for “humane society”, and the results were revealing.  Google, for instance, helped me out with that:

There is an overabundance of humane societies for

  • Dogs (37,900,000 results)
  • Cats (22,900,000 results)
  • Pets (27,500,000 results), even for
  • Horses (8,570,000 results)

Sadly, there is a great dearth of humane societies for

  • Humans (13,200,000 results)
  • People (64,600,000 results)
  • Homeless (6,940,000 results)
  • Children (39,900,000 results)
  • Babies (24,500,000 results), and for the
  • Unborn (430,000 results)

Although the large numbers of search results give the impression that people and organizations have at least as much concern for the humane treatment of all sorts of people as they have for pets, that is misleading.  On closer examination, the links point to efforts for connecting people with all kind of pets, to have people adopt animals, to find a market for pets.  It appears that humans need not apply for compassion and humane treatment.  Humans appear to worship pets but do not revere human life.

Realistic statistics — Concerns for humans vs pets

Enclosing the search strings with quotation marks narrows the searches down.  That gives a better indication of how great the love of people is for the humane treatment of people.  These are the results:

The vast majority of even those relatively few search results deals with providing comfort for and the protecting of the lives of cats, dogs, pets and horses.  Nevertheless, the very last of those searches finally led to the proper conclusion:

No humane society for the unborn?

Addendum 2019 02 17 8:59

A notification about the preceding article was posted yesterday afternoon (2019 02 16), to my FB page Dads and Things : Blog Postings and to my FB timeline.
The article has had a fairly large number of views since then and before midnight last night, but it is no longer listed at my FB page as the last posting made there. The link to the article had vanished by this morning. No one told me that the article called “Humane Society for the Unborn” violates any sort of community standards. It would be unfathomable to contemplate why the article would be censored. Some sort of glitch must have happened that caused the notification about the link to the article to drop from sight. Therefore I will post the link again.
Surely, no one can find fault with the fact that, at least in the anglosphere, humanity – world-wide – suffers from a very serious, essentially total lack of compassion for the welfare of humans and the lives of the unborn.

Addendum 2019 05 16

Who needs a Humane Society for the Unborn when there is a near-total abortion ban?

What happens next with Alabama’s near-total abortion ban

By Meg Wagner, Eric Levenson, Amanda Wills, Brian Ries and Veronica Rocha, CNN

2:12 a.m. ET, May 16, 2019

What we covered here

  • Alabama’s anti-abortion bill: Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. The Alabama Senate passed the bill last night.
  • What’s in the bill: Under the legislation, doctors could face up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion. Democrats had re-introduced an amendment to exempt rape and incest victims, but the motion failed.
  • What happens next: The bill will not take effect until six months after becoming law.

More….


#Abortion

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A day with FB shadow banning

Shadow banning by social media is not as big of a problem as some people believe it to be, but it is an issue that concerns some.

Facebook has quite a reputation as a promoter of shadow banning.  Shadow banning never had much impact on the volume of traffic received by dads&things.  The traffic from all social media to dads&things amounts to no more than about 0.1 percent of all visits to dads&things, and that is after I tried for years to mention various articles as much as possible at social media to drive  traffic to dads&things.  It was a waste of time and effort to try doing that. 

Not even Google thinks that its version of the social media, Google+, has much of a future, which is why I had to remove all mention of it from dads&things.  Notices kept popping up, when I was doing anything with WordPress, telling me that Google was pulling the plug on Google+, notices such as this:

Google+ is on the way out

Google+ is on the way out

I have more than 1,300 FB friends, and sometime I wonder whether Facebook forgot to inform the world that it is pulling the plug on the life support of non-paying clients of FB.  Consider that when I post a new article to dads&things, it usually receives some views (mind you, comments are closed at dads&things, which is too bad but a necessity).  However, consider also that when I post or share something at my FB wall or timeline, whatever the item may deal with, it receives no or virtually no likes. 

That is not because people don’t like what I post.  It is because they don’t see that I posted anything.  What they don’t see, they can’t like or react to in any other fashion.  The converse is true.  I don’t see what my FB friends post, for which reason I can’t like or react to what I don’t see, although, when I check, I see that the FB friends who seem to have stopped posting anything were in reality busy posting a lot of interesting things, of which I saw absolutely nothing.  Consider these last few posts I had made on FB and the lack of likes that makes them shine:

There you go.  The four posts I made to my FB Timeline during the past 24 hours did not receive a single like, not even any sort of reaction.  You think that is bad?  No, it isn’t.  I did not have a chance to see many of the postings my 1,300+ FB friends made during the past 24 hours, hardly any, and I had not a single chance to declare that I liked any I saw – none that mattered, that is, postings that my FB friends thought I should see.  Sorry, I did not see any of those and saw no notifications that any of them had been made.

During the past 24 hours, I received a total of 18 notifications that told me that  some of my 1,311 FB friends had posted something they wished me to see.  Do you think that it is quite possible that in about 999 out of a 1000 cases where someone posted something that he wanted me to see, Facebook decided that I should not be able to see it?  I think so.  You check what your FB friends posted during the last day or so, compare that to the number of FB notifications you received, and you’ll think so, too.

Blogs have big advantages over social media.  Nothing that you are supposed to see on a blog is hidden from your view.  It is entirely up to you and to no one else what of it you will read or look at in detail.


#Censorship

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