Love The Idiot Taxes, Eh!

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The Frantics

Watch This First:
—> Idiot Tax – The Frantics <—

—> Why Do Canadians Pay So Much More Than Americans?

—> Canadian Complacency: Trudeau in the Trump Era

—> Canadians pay more than Americans for Canadian-made vehicles

—> 2008 (Equal US-Can Dollar) Canadians still pay more despite loonie: BMO

—> Canadians pay much more than Americans for hockey tickets

—> Average Canadians pay 42.5 per cent of their income in taxes: report

—> Why Canadians are paying more and more for groceries

—> The Real Reason Canadians Pay Higher Prices Than Americans For the Same Products

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~ O CANADA.. the land of the clueless and exploitable. We’re fierce in wars in other places.. fighting for ourselves, or at home? Not so much.

We’re the land of peace and good government, of Do What You’re Told unless you want to be in trouble– where we signal at 3AM traffic stops and apologize when people step on our toes. No, really.

Except.. it makes us suckers. Canadians pay more than they should for almost everything– even if it’s produced here, and shipped and sold cheaper elsewhere. Idiot taxes & not-paying-attention-taxes apply.

What’s NOT More Costly?

Books, cars (even cars made here, 10-15%+.. Americans in Hawaii still pay less than Canadians), consumer electronics, cell phones, taxes (42%), prescriptions, food, bus & airfares, clothing, gasoline, tools, hockey tickets, healthcare, internet access & phone plans, alcohol.. we hardly ever ask questions why– even with a 70% Trudeau dollar– things can still be cheaper for us on Amazon, eBay, or with cross-border shopping. If you try and cross-border car-shop? The dealers have been told to chase you away, and the paper-work and fees are crushing.

The grey-market is growing, but boy-oh-boy do Canadians feel dirty and guilty for avoiding taxes and tariffs.

How bad is it under the tax-loving deficit-spending Trudeau 2.0 regime? The middle class now pays more on taxes than we do on food, clothes, and shelter. The TOTAL tax & hidden expenses burden on Canadians is over 70%. How delightful!

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Too-Easy Answers

And no, it’s not just the price of doing business in Canada… although many Trudeau 1.0 era (and earlier) tariffs and product-supply “management” on staples such as milk & eggs & wheat & poultry? All adds up to 150-300% prices on such items… we did this to ourselves, as part of protecting our markets from the U.S. behemoth. Plus, it’s a nice monopoly for our own producers, against the public– just like our airline monopoly. Government– 3 times the cost, and 1/3 the service!

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Our infamous socialist “Free health care”? Depending on your income, it costs about $12-35K per person. Since the Chretien “balanced budgets” of the early ’90s, when he downloaded healthcare costs to people and provinces as federal “savings”, it’s not even that good, fast, or effective any more. Innovation? Rationing.. and people who can’t even get a doctor aside from the ER.

Screw Us Over! We Love It!

The insane cost of electricity in Ontario? Because the progressives in the Liberal government don’t know how to science, math, or government very well.

Gas prices in Nova Scotia, an oil & gas producing province? Sky-high, because governments are stupid and, again, the Chretien-era agreements basically make us a pipeline to the U.S., with minuscule benefits for the general populace, local economy or workforce or gas-prices. Maybe 2% lower fuel prices, or a cut in provincial gas-taxes? A pay-down on the provincial debt? A provincial rainy-day fund? It is to laugh. AMERICA benefits from OUR exported lower-priced oil and gas.

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We just accept it. We’re used to being screwed over on prices by governments & taxation, Canadian retailers & producers, and some American retailers. Everybody, basically.

Why do we pay sop much more? Idiot tax. Not Paying Attention Tax. Thoughtless compliance with unjust authority, worst practices, corruption, and outdated money-grabbing policies. Shrug & cough up.

So our economy and tax-burden and debt and deficits and future for our kids is circling the shitter… never mind.. as long as we can get a cool picture with Prince Selfie, we’re awesome!

So saith,

Teh Binks

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ER & Fun With Owwies

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–> Canadian emergency rooms plagued by overcrowding; Canada ranked last among OECD countries in health care wait times

–> ‘We felt like screaming’: Wife says crowded hospital failed her dying husband

–> Horror stories from overcrowded hospitals creating new breed of patient activist

–> Death-Care? Canada’s vulnerability to the culture of death is exacerbated by Canada’s single-payer, i.e. state-funded and state-run, health care system

 

 

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~ TEH BINKS, he comes from a solidly medical family (on one side): my Dad was a pathologist like his Scots-Canadian Dad before him; Dad’s Mom trained as a nurse (RN); my Mom trained as an Occupational Therapist; my Dad’s brother is a surgeon, his sister a nurse & nursing professor (both volunteered to aid victims after the Haiti Earthquake), my aunt a dental nurse (RN). I was supposed to be a pathologist, too, but you can’t do that with math-dyslexia, it turns out.

Thus, I respect what doctors are & can do, but I also know what they aren’t and can’t do… and sometimes, medicos are simply and utterly underwhelming. That, plus an overworked medical and nursing profession, health cutbacks, and too much bureaucracy & government rationing = special fun.

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Binks Has The Crud

After the six hour sweaty dizzy painy weaky stint in the ER, Dr. Snitty McNoBedside *should* have said: “Sir, I’m glad to say it’s not acute or flagrant appendicitis yet, according to the tests.. however, you clearly are in pain, and your body is possibly reacting to some kind of intestinal inflammation and infection. Given your immune-issues, I strongly suggest you see your GP first thing tomorrow, and see if he recommends some antibiotics or other treatment.”

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What was said to me from the above? Nada. I might as well have been a malingering street-bum looking for a mercy-hit of opioids– “You have nothing that we can treat here.” You effing loon.

Off To Another Doc

This morning? Still sweaty dizzy painy weaky. Not well. My amazing GP gave me antibiotics, for an obvious bout of intestinal/ diverticular inflammation-infection. Like I tried to tell them in the ER.

Thing is, I’m a pro-active patient, attentive to my health because I have to be. I have a medically aware mind, if not training, and I’m willing to speak up and ask questions, because doctors have not descended on a ray of light from a higher plane.

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What about the quiet patient? The fearful & overly-respectful? Someone without an advocate (like She-Binks & I have in each other)? Someone with actual or serious disease which does not fit the diagnostic model? Someone with a crappy doctor? Really serious medical problems? Semi-compis mentis?

Even as we waited yesterday, the loudspeaker squeaked some code-message: I asked the nurse what it was about– the ER was officially too full. No room left. At 6pm.

Multi-Tier Treatment

We’ve had a mild debate in this country about “two-tier” health care. The bitter truth is, we have many-tier health care– all depending on rich/ poor; outspoken or quiet; rural or urban;  bitchy or over-patient; informed or uninformed.

And we’re burying more people than we should– at $12-30K per person for our “free” health care, because of ER and surgical wait-times, doctor-shortages, and wait-times to see specialists. Here in NS, there are still several hundred thousand people with no family doctor.. who end up in the ER for ordinary medical issues, prescriptions and the like. Nationally, 15% of the public have no GP. It’s become euthanasia by waiting-list.. the silent killer.

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Meanwhile, no doubt Glorious Leader & saviour SelfieMan Justin in Ottawa will send countless billions overseas to improve ER wait-times in some other land than his own, you know, the one he has a duty and responsibility for, in law and by God. It is to weep.

I’m really starting to think that– just like Obama and America, Mr. Trudeau & his bosses & minions &the bureaucracy don’t give a flying f*ck about ordinary people, or the suffering and death of Canadians on their watch. It’s not about you, schmuck.

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Finally, In Concussion

From what I recall of yesterday afternoon & evening of the intake staff, nurses, and the intern doc? Superb. Dr. Snitty McNoBedside? Considering registering an official complaint.

Having a super-crappy day. Love you all, anyway. Prayers, please.

Teh Binks

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Lo, The Hyper Fraudulentism

~ ITEM: Mark Steyn: One-Party Statelets; plus Welcome to After America; and How the GOP earned its date with destiny.

~ ITEM: Just Go Read Everything

~ ITEM: Voter Fraud Out Of Control

~ ITEM: A Liberal Defends Allen West vs. Fraud

~ AS THE UPPITY NEGRO patriot Allen West fights the Obama machine in Florida (there is no dirty trick so dirty that the dirty tricksters will not try), the recent hyper-fraudulent Obama victory— where some areas report 140% returns, and a national 103% voter response– is a new high in low. And it’s all across the United States, if you look even a little under the shiny hopey glitter-slime.

It is despicable; it is a knife to the body politic and the future of America; it is a blatant dare and provocation to the American establishment and the ordinary voter: Obama is saying “I fuck* you all. Come and get me, if you dare!” It is the national TSA-moment, where everyone is going to get the nastiest strip-search possible, forever.

We’ve all known of the proverbial army of dead Democratic voters, the ballot-stuffing, the fakery of past elections across America over the last 50 years and more. Thing is, now everybody– including electoral observers from the EU– are getting it. The joke is not so funny any more; the theft of elections in critical times a life-and-death matter; and whether it’s the POTUS, his backers, or all of them combined, the buck stops at the Oval Office.. if he can tear himself away from Golf, ESPN, movie-nights, celebrity parties, or vacays to fancy places around the world with Moochelle and his band of happy carpet-baggers and grifters and utopian master-planners.

And all it takes is a few key regions in a few key states, let alone across the board monkey-business, to sway an election. Looks like that’s what happened.. makes you wonder about 2008, doesn’t it?

Dark Troubles Are Here

America is like a soul and body possessed by demonic evil after November 6th, 2012. Jesus said of some stubborn evil spirits that “Howbeit this kind goeth nor out but by prayer and fasting” [ Mt. 17:21 ]– we must be changed and ready & worthy inwardly, by God’s grace, to confront evil– unless we would fail, or become evil ourselves.

What To Do?

Consider the 2012 Election still on. Support Col. Allen West & other true American patriots in this time of Constitutional & electoral crisis. Impeach Obama now. Watergate him, for his many and various crimes. You may have to step over the RINO squishes who love power over truth and fairness and freedom, but they were never true friends of the American idea anyway, just big money and big politics pushing pawns around, and lying out of both sides of their mouths.

If your local or state votes seem even a little iffy, demand and require a proper judicial recount, until “We The People”– under God the true source of authority & the last word in the American republic– expose the stink; don’t shut up; spread the word, make sure the thieves running the radicalized Democrat Party know that This Shite* Will Not Stand.

Sad to say, but movie sound-tracks & special effects telegraphing “This Is The Crucial Moment” dull us to those actual real moments in the actual world– just like the evil characters are made obvious and clear. This is America’s moment of crisis– more than 1776, or 1812, or 1861, or 1919, or 1941 or 1991, or even 2001 & 9-11.

Calling All Heroes

Real heroes don’t come with capes and powers and exciting music– most heroes are people doing their best, their duty, their yeoman’s work, speaking truth and seeking virtue, and standing up in big and little ways as needed. Allen West? hero. Anybody willing to recognize the true character of their times and act on it with discernment and not counting the cost? Hero.

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The house is on fire; the alarm bell is ringing; the barbarians are in the city; act; pray; prepare for the trouble ahead, no matter if Obama is brought down as he deserves or not– for on the other side of the current electoral crimes, and even without O and the wreckers, America is sick and broke and needs bitterly painful surgery and terribly wracking medicine to survive another generation as a power for good, and a first-world nation.

Oh, and actual America-loving Democrats? This is your moment, too, but in a different way. Everything Mussolini and Stalin and Hitler did was technically ‘legal’; most of the media backed him; almost everybody looked the other way; everybody hushed each other not to get in trouble, and to let the revolution continue, for the good it might do, the end justifying all means.

Ridiculously obvious voter-fraud? Transparent lies? The politics of slogan and distraction and implied threat & violence? Is that what you really stand for? Will you allow them to do whatever they want, and in your name? If you will not speak out now, then you too bear responsibility for what Obama and his puppeteers are doing to the United States, and through it, to the world.

In the most serious way I can mean it, ITYS. ~

* Used advisedly. As I tell the Binklings, profanity is for serious use, to express in crackingly strong Anglo-Saxon the angry ugly truth as needed. Dropped a spoon? No. Smashed a thumb with the hammer? Yes. Laughably evil and obvious chicanery? Mhmm.


Them With Perfect Heads

A FaceBook friend recently chose bald, via razor. I wrote:

Welcome to the bald hair club for men. (1) Your scalp acclimatizes; (2) don’t use shaving cream, just wet your scalp down for a minute with warmish water in a facecloth, then Gillette Fusion away; (3) if it gets longish, cut it down with a shaver on ‘0’, then soak as above & shave. (4) Shave in strips from front to back, then forwards against the grain to catch the strays.. try not to go over and over an area more than 3-4 times, or you get rashy. (5) If rashy, a little aloe vera handcream will do the trick, and less screamy than alcohol or aftershave. (7) Once your scalp gets toughened up, you can in fact get a super-smooth shave and not stubbly. Wear a hat in the Summer sun, since melanoma and scalp-burn isn’t as cool as baldness. (8) The vibrating Gillette Fusion is a little easier on the scalp. (9) Get spousal unit or friend to make sure you’ve not missed any patches.

There you are, and there you go. And as Teh Binks says, don’t forget to do bald in Winter, if you live in such climes: any old wimp can do it in Summer. ~


Ready Steady

~ ITEM: Ferfal: Surviving In Argentina

~ ITEM: Supermarkets Being Looted In Spain, Sept. 2012

~ IN THE SPATE of apocalyptic TV & movies out there, only some of them get it right. Too many writers seem to think that (say) people surviving the end of electricity or a zombie plague would be doofing around like newbies months or years later. Sure, it makes for gore and screaming and drama, but really?

In the new show Revolution, one of the opening scenes after The Lights Go Out is a armoured & armed-to-the-teeth buncha militia toughs riding into a small hamlet of survivor-folks. Where to begin?

(1) No lookouts? Really? No dogs outside the walls or on the road? Not even some holy geeses, as in ancient Rome, to sound the warning of sneaky invaders? No traps, nothing? FAIL.

(2) The wooden gate, wide open. No smaller door, no moat, ditch, or even pointy sticks. FAIL.

(3) No apparent emergency plan, protected vantage points for firing arrows or guns, and when battle does break out, all the hamlet folks just run into the open. Bloody hilarity ensues. Heck, one archer protected from inside brick walls could take out 20 guys in a minute. FAIL.

Believe me, I could go on.. and that’s only 15 minutes into the pilot. #Facepalm.

The Walking Dead asks us to believe the same thing– that two cops, plus a baker’s dozen of other survivors would walk into every zombie encounter like it was the first time ever, and blunder about in a highway full of stranded cars wondering where to get supplies and gas.

People that clueless in reality won’t make it months or years. Period.

The Lights All Went Out

I’m not a survivalist type, but when the power went out here for four days a few years ago (ice-storm, and cold out), the She-Binks and I were ready, because we generally are.

BBQ, with propane. Airtight woodstove (not pellet-stove), with kindling, logs, and fire-lighting. Candles, flashlights, batteries. Car kept above half-tank, if not full. A stash of small bills, for buying (no credit or debit cards, right?). Water cooler, with 2 back-up tanks (though we really are thinking of a few of these tub-liner tanks). Weapons of many & various sorts for dangerous animals, however many legs.

No Cannibalisms!

Through the whole thing, the heat in the house never went below 63F or so.. we ate well (freezers had to be cleared out, unfortunately.. we’ve no generator yet), rose with the sun and didn’t stay up very late, gathered an elderly relative to our refuge, kept an eye on neighbours, and bought what we could at stores which were open for business.

It was exhausting. It was very very dark at night. The Binkses abided.

Survivor: Burb

Why? Because after an emergency comes, no amount of wishing will make you ready after the fact. During the big outage, I saw people at the local Gas Mart who were literally shocked that their plastic was not going to work, as if everything they’ve always taken for granted would always be so, even when a moment of paying logical attention would show them otherwise.

No, there is no honking big bunker loaded with years of food and firearms and all that heavy-duty survival stuff, because in time of trouble or serious breakdowns of society, I would rather bug IN (stay at home with others nearby) than bug OUT to some expensive hideaway, as the predominant U.S. survivalist mindset would have it. Check out Ferfal’s book & blog to see how bugging in during hard times works best.

Why? because I’m a Hubby, and a Dad, and a sheepdog, and so bear care & responsibility towards my family, to my neighbours, and the wider community to be resonably prepared for emergencies. The government cannot replace my basic readiness needs, and people who live day to day with the assumption that someone else will make it all better even in minor situations like an extended blackout are in for needless surprise, pain, disappointment, stress and fear.

Am I huddling under a rock because of Mayans, asteroids, aliens, or the latest apocalyptic fears? No. Yet nobody should assume that the next decade and more in the West will be years of peace, plenty, and mindless careless same old same old. Sometimes the apocalypse is a small one, and you will have to choose to survive.

Free Advice, Worth Every Penny

A little preparedness will help you and yours; a little spent now will save trouble later; a little planning and imagining the worst (yet hoping for the best) will see you ready come storm or sunshine.

Everybody Who’d Like To Bear Up With The Coming Fiscal Tsunami: read Ferfal, and get his book, and pass the word. If it all works out anyway, you’ll be ready for emergencies; if not, you will be ready to survive hyper-inflation, social unrest & chaos, rampant crime, authoritarian government, degradation of all goods & services & all the rest which lies ahead for the EU, and America, and everybody who depends on the current bankrupt financial system.

Be a man. Be a woman. Stand up, and look after your business now. ~


How 2 Gear Up Now

~ YOU NEED WATER, food, shelter, warmth, light, protection. You need to have your car ready to provide such things, and your home/ cottage too.

The general rule of having stuff is: one is none, and two is one. A single flashlight or knife or survival tool or lighter is next to zero– you lose it, and a crucial part of your kit and future is gone. Double up, and keep things in various places.

Details, Details

Food: most important for the long-term, though water is crucial for the shorter-term. There are MRE-style ready-meals; power bars; canned foods including vegetables, soups and stews; a woodstove or propane BBQ or camp stove can allow for cooking, boiling water, and sterilization of various items including cutlery, or surgical tools. Make sure to have salt, some kind of sugar, instant coffee & tea.

Water: filling your bathtub doesn’t work, except for providing “grey water” for dishes, toilet-flushing, laundry-tubs and the like. If you want to use the tub, buy a WaterBob or equivalent tank-liner, for a month of clean water for four people (sparingly used). For travel, water tablets or a filter-straw.

Lights: candles, lanterns (plus fuel), flashlights & lots of batteries. A Petzl-style headlamp is very useful for task-oriented work, and hands-free travel and walking around in the dark. You can sometimes get cheaper versions from dollar stores. Matches, firesteel, and other means of making flame is invaluable. Triple-up.

Shelter: house, cottage, portable tent, tarp, paracord & string & rope, learn how to make basic shelters out of branches and leaves and all that. Being out of the wind and cold and weather is important to surviving, and keeping your family or dependents safe. Lots of online resources here, and there may be local schools or weekend workshops you and your kids can enjoy. Again, lots of resources on the internets.

Warmth: Proper clothing, outdoor with polartec fleece & GoreTex Windstopper, the full kit. Multiple layers, flannel shirts, long underwear, hats. Rainproof clothing. A woodstove, solar heat collector, whetever you need to make cheap heat for your shelter or home.

Tools: a couple of multi-tools, portable wrench system, hammer/ hatchet. Small hatchet, wood-axe, folding saw/ pocket chainsaw. A Really Serious & Serviceable Working Knife.

Protection 1: We should all have a penknife, a rescue knife, a hunting knife, and machete — buy them now for each family member, as appropriate. A cane & walking stick, and baseball bat. A tomahawk or three. And backups. Learn how to cut & baton wood & kindling. Learn how to use a knife to protect yourself. Find a blade-nerd & online sites, and get wise.

Protection 2: Guns are tools, not toys. Learn to use one, buy a .22 rifle & .308 Remington rifle & a shotgun, and a small and larger handgun, as local law & certification allows. Gun safety is mostly common-sense, and you can learn to use a gun in a few days– weeks for real skill development. Find a gun-nerd, and gun-nerd sites online, and learn up.

Finally, & Conclusorially Speaking

This is only a starter-guide; not complete, nor the last word– some ideas culled from my own preparations. Heck, don’t take my word for it– watch gear-reviews via YouTube to build up your own sense of proper gear, and what’s right for you, and your sitch.

Preparedness is not only the gear, it’s a mindset, a take-care and provide attitude, a choice to be a sheepdog instead of a predating wolf, or a helpless sheep. ~


David Cameron: Getting It?

Enstrangling By Serpents

~ ITEM: David Cameron’s* Munich speech – an end to multiculturalism and an end to Islamic extremism

~ ITEM: Dr. Roy: Failed Multiculturalism

“Any expansion of Sharia law in the UK would undermine society and alienate other communities. We cannot permit two codes of law to work side-by-side: one must give way to the other. We cannot have different laws for different communities: all citizens must be equal before the law, under the ultimate jurisdiction of English (or Scottish) law.”

~ IN ENGLAND, where the fatal ‘blood & group’ logic of secular Multiculturalism is strangling democracy and individual freedom, the other serpent of Islamism is doing the same, but from the opposite direction of a false religiosity. Two absolutes, crushing the 1500 year tradition of “liberty under law and God” that is English tradition & gift to the world.

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January 13th, AD2011

BINKS COMMANDS IT – Please DONATE to the 2011 Kaffir Kanuck Coffee Club “Buy a Soldier a Coffee” Campaign! Let’s beat the $760.00 raised last time, and show our forces a little love …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)

A Message From A Canucki Blogger

~ SAITH a recuperating Andrew Lawton: “Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers. It’s been humbling to see all of your cards and messages and I look forward to getting out of here and seeing you all again!” …. (strictlyright)


Via E-Mail From A Trusted Correspondent

Maybe you heard about the Assises Contre l’islamisation that were held in Paris on December 18, 2010. One of the guest speakers was Tom Trento, director of the Florida Security Council. You can listen to his speech here.

Tom is one of the authors of the Team B 11 Report on Sharia, the threat to America.

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A Big Event: Cartoonist Incoming

Philadelphia: Thursday, September 30th
Ottawa: Saturday, October 2nd
Toronto: Sunday, October 3rd
Boston: Monday, October 4th

Go here for details.


Fight For The Little Guy


~ THE JAWORSKI FAMILY— Help a small, libertarian family business fight City Hall; Janet Neilson: “A bummer for Liberty Summer”; Orono Weekly Times: “Seminar fallout gives Clarington a bad rap” …. (fivefeetoffury, willowpond.ca)

THIS JUST IN: Sign The Petition!

PLUS: If you would like to make a contribution to the Marta and Lech legal defence fund, please visit here.


Right Network

~ RIGHTNETWORK launches– here it is …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ SAITH TEH BINKS— Please DONATE to the Kaffir Kanuck Coffee Club “Buy a Soldier a Coffee” Campaign …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)

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On Such A Day As This…

~ LET’S REMEMBER what we’re talking about, here.

9/11– when the world witnessed evil live and in colour.

Nine years ago today, Jihadist Islam struck a blow for world domination.

September 11th Twin Towers – Falling Man

More here

That war is ever unfolding, within a collaborationist White House and State Department, and on the local level world-wide by triumphalist militants and their supporters. The radicals may be 10% of the Muslim populations, but that ‘s still 100 million people, with many more sympathizers.

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