Thursday, August 30, 2012

Changing My Bookmarks

Demonstrations in general are not so much for those who wish to learn as for those who wish to dispute.
Arthur Schopenhauer, The World As Will And Idea, Volume I, p. 89

Well dear readers, it has been a very relaxing summer, so far. The Thinking About Thinking project has hit a very rich vein. The Oracle of Ottawa has been pursuing it with all his vigor. But computer administration calls for a round of slight attention. It was in the deepest dog days of summer that it was announced by Bell Media that the "pay wall" to the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper was going up! It appears that they no longer like being the most visited news site in Canada!

Another brand pissed away by Bell...

Now, anyone that knows about such things, can readily tell you that the Globe and Mail is still 85% owned by the Thompson family and 15% owned by Bell. Why these people are so rich that they could bar all advertising on the web site and the hard copy newspaper and give it away as a free daily and still make a ton of money from it! Influence is all rather priceless isn't it? Yes indeed.

Enough is enough. The Oracle of Ottawa is damned if he is going to pay to read the news on the internet! A substitute for the daily spot that the Globe and Mail held in my daily rotation was very easy to fill.Yes, dear reader,  the Oracle of Ottawa has substituted in the main news page of Canada's "state broadcaster" the good old CBC! There will never be a pay wall at the good old "state broadcaster" and I must say, they have certainly been trying harder with the use of my tax dollars and their site is a whole lot better in every respect than the tired Globe and Mail. And, of course,  the pleasure of fucking Bell one more time is rather, well, priceless! And the Thompson family should remember the good advice of old Roy or Lord Thompson of Fleet; you must be really really careful who you hang out with....

It is the Oracle of Ottawa's fondest wish and hope that all my fellow Canadians do the same! And while we are at it, let us help the good old CBC make up the recent 'Harper Government' budget cuts by making sure that upon each and every free visit to the CBC news site that you click on all the ads! At least once! And unlike the ads at the Globe and Mail they will not load malware and spybots into your computer,(it was all so bad, that adblock plus had be permanently deployed...) and your browser will not crash! Happy surfing!

Can you say bye-bye?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

'Harper Government' - Dissing Germany

But life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.
Arthur Schopenhauer, The World As Will And Idea, Volume I, p. xv

For all you people of the Federal Republic of Germany  who are scouring the blogs to really find out what the hell was going on in Canada on August 15, 2012 on the arrival of your Chancellor, Angela Merkel and the utter shit storm of controversy it caused, especially in Canada, well, you arrived at the right blog. The Oracle of Ottawa was determined to give all this gonzo reporting a break this summer, it was all going so well until I saw the coverage, or rather the deplorable lack of it on the local television networks.

Angela Merkel - Uber Frau

If you German people ever wonder what Germany looks like to someone outside Germany and outside the European Union, let the Oracle of Ottawa give you his view. You guys simply have one of the most competent and able leaders of any democracy on the planet Earth today. The Oracle of Ottawa really likes Angela Merkel! The Oracle of Ottawa really believes the world view that she is the defacto leader of the European Union. Believe me you could do a lot we are right now at this point in our history.

Canada is a nation of the Western world. Our history and descent is that of Western Civilization. People of German descent make up over ten percent of Canada's present population! You can check that here. Therefore, if the Oracle of Ottawa was Canadian Prime Minister, your leader would have had not only the Mounties in the red surge, but a full military honour guard and an excellent band playing your national anthem as your duly elected leader descended from her plane! If she would have declined, her aircraft would have been taxied into a private hanger, and there would not have been any coverage at all! As you can see from the clip of the arrival it was all a hell of a disgrace! The Oracle of Ottawa was appalled and utterly disgusted.

It seems that the present 'Harper Government' is more intent, for what ever reason, to emulate Bejing instead of Berlin! And you believe the Oracle of Ottawa, there are a whole lot of Canadians who do not go along with this at all! The Oracle of Ottawa has been hoping for closer ties with the European Union since its full inception. Canada has pissed away a wonderful opportunity to be aligned with the biggest economy and hegemon on the Earth today!  The Oracle of Ottawa would rather be European in outlook and fortune than to be Chinese or Asian in any degree! (Damn peasants!)

People in Europe must be wondering why the 'Harper Government' is so hell bent on sucking up, at every opportunity to the Peoples Republic of China. Well let the Oracle of Ottawa fill you in on that. The Chinese government, through many and deep and complex entrapment's, all but "owns" the 'Harper Government', if you follow my drift. The Chinese embassy in Ottawa knows how to exploit the old white guys "ricer" fantasies! It is blatant, nasty, lewd and visceral. The Oracle of Ottawa has seen it in action himself in Ottawa! Less than 1000 metres from CSIS headquarters!

And of course, when had by the short hairs, the hearts and minds of those owned follow, don't they? Can I be any more frank than that? I think not. The Oracle of Ottawa imagines what these talks could have led to...Imagine traveling from the West Coast of Canada to the edge of the old Soviet Union on just one passport! Imagine the European Union with Canada in it! The Oracle of Ottawa gets an incredible erection just thinking about the hordes of high dollar European Union tourists that would surely be the result! But it seems that the 'Harper Government' prefers the certain superiority over hordes of loud, coarse, low dollar,Chinese peasants in their unending lines of tour buses... As is commonly known in the best places in Europe, there really is no accounting for taste, is there?

How disgusting is this? There will be no trade agreement of any kind with the European Union. The Peoples Republic of China simply will not allow it!