Christmas came early, but so did the grinches
To the Grinches trying to steal Christmas:
1. Thanks to Calgarians, Christmas came early for all of Canada. Nov. 13, they voted against hosting the Olympics. They did what no one else has had the guts to do! A few greedy local merchants were disappointed that many desperate promotions were ignored as they hoped to make millions while all of Canada paid for the party.
Billions of dollars pledged by our heavily indebted Liberal federal government were saved; as were Canadian taxpayers who would have been saddled with the debt.
The heavily-indebted Alberta NDP government also saved $780 million on their deficit.
Last, but not least, the citizens of Calgary saved $700 million. Since cost over-runs are the norm for every Olympics, billions more were also eliminated.
Only despot controlled countries like China and Russia can blow billions of dollars while millions of their people suffer, to hold the 10 day, cheaters’ contest. Why anyone else would get suckered in to the morass is beyond my comprehension. The Olympic Committee, gropingly desperate to exist, rigged the rules letting doped up Russians back onto the games to provide a semblance of a world competition. The end appears near as the world grows tired of their con games.
2. Alas, a tangible early Christmas gift to the world’s suffering. A much more efficient distribution of foreign aid using cash payments directly to the needy is on. Overhead expenses for dispersing aid, double dipping and corruption are dramatically reduced.
Eye scans are being introduced to make sure the cash goes to the right people. Just $30 per month has proven to be of great assistance.
I am sure myself and 72% of Canadians who balked at more foreign aid under the existing disaster, will likely approve of the new plan. It won’t work in total disasters where there is nothing to buy.
3. Yet another early Christmas gift to the world is the seizing of assets from despots causing the refugee crisis. The World Refugee Council will then unfreeze and redistribute billions of dollars to aid 68 million victims of crime and corruption.
4. And still another early Christmas gift. The Indonesian city of Surabaya allows for a two-hour bus trip for bus fare of 10 plastic cups or five plastic bottles. Given that the city generates 15% of 400 tonnes of waste a day as plastic this is a good start. After caps and labels are removed, the plastic is auctioned off to recyclers. That money goes to funding vehicles transporting the plastic and expanding green spaces.
5. Now enters the Christmas grinch. A recent study by the University of Guelph revealed that if the world was to eat the USDA recommended diet, there is not enough land to grow it.
Additional fertile land, about the size of Canada would be required. Shifting diets to more fruits, vegetables and plant based proteins and reducing waste could offset the problem, as would birth control.
6. A new grinch has popped up regarding climate control. Demand for Bitcoin is sapping huge amounts of energy. In 2017, Bitcoin mining generated 69 million tons of C02! Mining is the process of producing Bitcoins by solving mathematical equations using high powered computers which use huge amounts of electricity.
Experts project that increased mining in the next decade could generate 230 gigatonnes of carbon. Just one gigatonne alone equals one billion tons of carbon. I’m waiting to see what the tree huggers intend to do about that!
7. Federal Liberals win the grand Christmas grinch of the year award. Total inconceivable, deceitful, inefficacious, performance on pipelines to export oil costs Canadians $80 million a day, or $832 a year each; thanks to their inept failures.