Saturday, December 21, 2013

Global Warming - So Much For All That...

In the mythical mode this central or episodic product is the oracle. The oracle develops a number of subsidiary forms, notably the commandment, the parable, the aphorism, and the prophecy.
Northrop Frye, Anatomy Of Criticism, p. 56

When the Oracle of Ottawa was a young child growing up in North Eastern Ontario in the 1960's you knew it was winter when you couldn't see over the seven foot high snowbanks on the way to school. This invariably always happened way before Christmas, every year, without exception.Sort of like Siberia West. After New Years, you could count on at least one stretch of 20 below Fahrenheit cold that would last for only about four weeks, if it was a mild year.

Global warming in Ottawa ? - Not exactly...
When the Oracle finally made it to high school in the early 1970's, all you constantly heard about was that Club of Rome report that firmly stated that there was no chance that the Oracle of Ottawa was going to be around in the year 2013 writing something called a blog. Now if the Club of Rome report happened to be wrong, we were told that we were all going to buy it in the 'end times', Hal Lindsay said so. It was all in the Bible. Well, needless to say, all the deadlines came and went. The Oracle spent his youth flopping about the planet Earth in Her Majesty's service.

Sometime in the 1980's the Oracle of Ottawa got a grip and got his ass to college and a posh McJob in one of the very many levels of government in Ottawa Ontario. Then the next threat started, global warming, this is the one that was sure to get us, once and for all. The Oracle of Ottawa was all pretty skeptical at first. Then after a few near green Christmas holidays in Ottawa, the Oracle of Ottawa was sure that in his lifetime that palm trees would surely be growing on both sides of Saint Laurent Boulevard, just like on the Sunset Strip in California! And certainly if that happened, it would not be to long before the rising sea levels would allow the Oracle to enjoy the smell of the Ocean from his Ottawa South Bunker! Woo Hoo! Sign me up!

Then there is the actual reality. Reality is some fucking ignorant ain't it? It was on Wednesday last that the Oracle woke up to the Weather Channel stating that it was about -27 degrees C.! Oh and that wind chill was only -39 degrees C. or very nearly forty below Fahrenheit! And snow? It has snowed damn near every day it seems here in Ottawa. The Oracle couldn't even get regular gas for the Chevy on Thursday last. The local Petro-Can gas station in the urban core of Ottawa, the capital city of Canada ran out of gas. The Oracle of Ottawa got his palm tree seedlings to a warmer spot in the bunker and has put away the surf board.    

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

'Harper Government' - Just Can't Deliver

The painful but necessary duty was accordingly laid on some poor devil, some social outcast, some wretch with whom the world had gone hard, who readily agreed to throw away his life at the end of a few days if only he might have his fling in the meantime. 
Sir James George Frazer, The Golden Bough, p. 665

For any literate Canadian that has ever read the works of Charles Dickens through to the works of as late as Sir John Maynard Keynes, knows that even in the days of tooth and claw capitalism you not only got your mail delivered once a day right to your door, but in most areas of the Royal Post, you got your mail delivered two or more times a day! And you didn't have to go to a mail box to post a letter! The carriers also did pick ups!

Canada Post will thrive under the next Trudeau Governemnt

So the Oracle of Ottawa thought it all very strange when he heard the ambush announcement on his lunch time news today that Canada Post is no longer going to deliver the mail to Canadians in cities! There was the usual song and dance that due to the digital age that mail delivery has dropped by some astronomical number. What Canada Post and the scum at the 'Harper Government' Bund does not tell you is that for every piece of mail that they are no longer carrying, has been replaced by three rich profit margin parcels from the likes of!

The Oracle of Ottawa does not know where Canada Post gets its figures, but there is no less mail in the Oracle of Ottawas mail box! And when there is no mail there is always that stinking junk mail that Canada Post does not count as mail, but makes a freakin fortune delivering for the corporate whores of Canada assorted. And if it is going so hard and rough at Canada Post how do you explain those custom made Ford Utility trucks that every postman now drives around in? Why it was only a few decades ago that Canada Post used to drive each and every vehicle till the wheels fall off. Now that they aren't making any money (!) they have given every mailman his own brand new, custom made, inner city Ford van!!  

The Oracle of Ottawa is fairly certain that he will not be collecting his mail like a peasant at a community mail box any time soon, or ever, as a matter of fact. Now the Oracle of Ottawa knows that the 'Harper Government' is campaigning for Justin Trudeau, but this will certainly put the icing on the cake for the next election. Most of the people that will be affected by this crap live in riding's that the conservatives won by a margin of less than one percent.

The Oracle of Ottawa does not know why Canada Post cannot make a go of it. Do you think that people in Germany that are well served by Deutsche Bundespost  have to demean themselves by going to a community mail box like some peasant? I think not! How is it that the so called social engineered Nanny States in the European Union are better served then we are in Canada by the scum sucking brand of conservative capitalism? Or could it really be true that the secret agenda of the 'Harper Government' is really true, in that it has every intention of reducing Canada to a third world country. Taking out the mail system is a good start down this path.

All this is about Dear Reader, is that the scum in the Bund at the Prime Ministers Office knows that it is all in and done as far as a three peat goes. So they are taking the last cheap shots at you and I while they still can. If you watch the Canada Post Prime Minister Office approved propaganda you will soon figure it all out for your self that it is all a lie. What government body and or entity releases a video on social media and will not allow comments or ratings? They of course did that to show how much they truly care about you and your feedback! Right??

At the last session of Question Period yesterday, the scum of the 'Harper Government' cabinet in the form of Tony 'Two Tier' Clement and 'Pizza' Paul Calandra went on about how they are guarding your tax dollars, only to vote themselves an extended Christmas break, of about over six weeks! Yeah I know, you just can't make this stuff up....

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sheeple - You Gotta Love Them

The Bible invariably uses the sheep as the typical apocalyptic or ideal animal. I suggested in one of my books that the reason for that is that sheep societies are perhaps more like human societies than those of any other animal: because the sheep is gregarious, stupid, and easily stampeded.
Northrop Frye, Symbolism In The Bible, Lecture 4, p. 47

Well Dear Reader, it is that time of year again in the Western World. The coming end of the year holidays known as Christmas And New Years. This used to be the time of the year that the Sheeple used to drive the Oracle of Ottawa just crazy. You know the standard aggravations. Joe the Chinese peasant that tries to back into his parking spot at the mall and takes the doors and mirrors off your brand new car. Or some pathetic trot that whips out a debit card to buy a newspaper and a pack of gum. The Oracle of Ottawa could go on and on, but he won't.

Sheeple - Learn to love them....
It was just recently that the Oracle of Ottawa has had another bit of profit from his ongoing thinking about thinking project, and that is that you must come to learn to love the Sheeple. There is simply no percentage in getting all Agent Smith with them. Yes they are a disease, a virus, and they do have a lingering odor, that can really get on your nerves. But the Sheeple at the end of the day have many very important qualities. The most important of them is that Sheeple constantly want things, and there is no way to reason with them is there?

Sheeple - Wallyus Simplicus

And if you are a very smart and shrewd person, you will learn to be very interested in what the Sheeple as a herd want next. Especially if you own a ton of common stocks. When the herd of Sheeple move as a group, shit, they can really move a stock, even a once sure as hell soon to be dead and gone stock. Just ask anyone that works for Apple! Now the Sheeple don't know why they want certain things, all they know is that they want what the other Sheeple want, and they will darn near do anything to be good Sheeple to have exactly what the other guy Sheeple wants and / or already has.

The thing that the Oracle of Ottawa has learned is that the Sheeple can make you really stinking rich. You just have to be able to guess somewhat closely what you think they might possibly want in the near future. This means that you must always have a nice inventory of common stocks that in any way could be possibly affected by the Sheeples herd mentality. Just remember that once one of those stocks goes off and turns a ten to fifteen bagger, be smart enough to get rid of it right away to some other sucker, preferably one of the Sheeple who thinks that he is smarter then you.  

Now the average Sheeple come in four common varieties. The Preps, The Wally's, The Trots, and the most common and dangerous, the skidmarks. Now the Preps are at the appex, the Wallys just like the Dilbert cartoon character fills up over 85% of all corporate cubicals at the time of this writing. The Trots are like specs in a Brownian motion, they just smile and hope to get along, somehow.  The skidmarks are the largest, most powerful and certainly the most dangerous of all the Sheeple. They seem to come from all levels of society. There is no understanding them on an individual basis, mostly because most of them don't even know they are alive. And if you investigate into the situation, they really couldn't care less. But when they want something, look out, they can move stock markets around the world, and just as quickly forget about it when they stray on to something more desirable that they had no idea that they wanted....