A Special Relationship:NASA- Media

“NASA astronaut says we need a shield around the world, before it’s too late”

This warning came from the UK’s Daily Star. None of the current NASA stories I checked said anything that the NASA astronaut said. I guess anyone could have said it.

Another header from the same UK Daily Star says something about NASA’ s altering ISS food supplies when UFOS appear.

“US government ‘forces NASA to cut ISS feed when UFOs appear for national security'”

But NASA says they stopped watching UFOS some years ago.

The article about UFOS and food includes a mention of the belief that government has been hiding the discovery of extra terrestrials. I guess that’s why there are MEN IN BLACK keeping them in line.

Change, Robots, and a more affordable Labour Pool

I keep hearing that people lose jobs because of advances in technology: shiny metal robots are replacing working class muscle and female allure. Change is everywhere so rapid that humans can’t keep up and pretty girls fall to the wayside; North American auto makers like GM lose market share to makers from Japan and  Korea. Piano builders move to China in a big factory where other people make all North America’s big name grands, like Canada’s Heinztman , that you still can buy here if you wait for it to be shipped to BC from where it’s manufactured in China.

And where is that steel made that the US wants to tariff since Canada and the US closed their mills decades ago?

And everyone knows where the US’ Apple, at one time the largest capitalised company in America, makes its products.

And has anyone ever seen those electronic products we used to think they made only here like televisions and stereo equipment. All those jobs were shipped to Asia before a lot of people were born.

Political Parties

When I was growing up everyone hated communists. We used to have a CCF (Canada Comonwealth Federaration) sign on our front lawn during elections, the only one I’d see walking to school and back between Ossington and Dufferin. Maybe there were more CCF supporters than my father; a working man member of the CCF, the working man’s party as he saw it back then. But when I was a kid I thought everyone else was a Liberal or a Progressive Conservative, even though no one seemed middle class like doctors and lawyers. Anyone who might have sympathized with CCF ideas back then likely kept it to themselves for fear of being called a communist like me.

Now with everyone being middle class the CCF’s descendents, the NDP (New Democrat Party)and its supporters, have become middle class; in fact working class as my father and our family saw themselves has become an embarrassment like “the deplorables” down in the states. No, today everyone wants to be middle class answering the phone, telemarketing, unseen behind partitioned cubicles.

Just a lot of “hot air”

Looking online for the source of a August 20 television announcement that Canada’s Prime Minister was getting back into NAFTA negotiations I got this weeks old rallying cry heading a June 20, 2018 Toronto Star article:

“Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute”.

 

I have always tried to buy things produced in Canada; but things for sale in stores come from anywhere but Canada. Encouraging people to buy Canadian makes sense only to recent arrivals who don’t understand that since before they were born Canada’s elite have been selling Canadian retailers and manufactures to investors with  American CEO’s like Steve Williams of Suncor (Sun Oil subsidiary) who replaced that other US CEO who in 2009 bought Crown Corporation Petro Canada from Mr Harper  conditioned on its selling gas under the Petro Canada sign.

And more recently Tim Hortons, named after a Toronto Maple Leaf defenceman was bought by investors down in Brazil, And then there’s that old Hudson’s Bay story ( Canada’s? oldest retailer, but no longer Canadian owned and managed

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Canada’s Globally Owned Steel Industry

Despite Canada’s formidable reserves of iron ore, the steel industry in recent decades has shrunk significantly as industrial markets have become increasingly globalized. Today, every remaining steel mill in the country is owned by foreign investors and Canada is a net importer of the manufactured product. (Canadian Encyclopaedia)

Steel imported into the U.S.A. from Canada is about to be taxed not iron ore. Since steel is imported into Canada, any steel made in Canada is done under the control of foreign owners and their CEO’s. The Canadian people have nothing to do with the production of steel. Canada’s steel industry was sold off some time before the 2009 sale of the crown corporation Petro Canada.