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o canada

o canada

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Canadian Real Estate

Few children of the 70’s can forget Lex Luthor’s brilliant plot to enrich himself, given in Superman.  Here is a description from Wikipedia.

Luthor plots to divert a nuclear missile into hitting the San Andreas fault, causing California to sink into the ocean, thereby turning its neighboring states into prime beach front property.

The insane genius of this plot involving real estate speculation is coming to life.  Canadians can make a bundle selling tar sands to the U.S. and China, and then make an even bigger bundle by turning the maple-country into the most valuable piece of real estate on earth.  This is the same as Luthor planning to get rich buying wasteland that would suddenly be turned to beach front property in a nuclear explosion.  As the tar sands accelerate global warming causing the ocean’s waves to sweep over Florida and crash against the 3rd floor of Manhattan’s skyscrapers, Albertans will be growing lemons and avocados in their backyards.  As the U.S. becomes a malarial swamp or a scorching desert, Canada will only be rivaled by Siberia for its prime real estate.  But is it a plot?

Here are some links (here and here ) that hint at the plot.  Check this image out (and it can be seen in the link to the Calgary Herald article), and ask yourself if Canadian’s aren’t channeling Lex Luthor.


Quoting from the link:

The ruling Conservative government knows how important the energy sector is and has firmly backed oil sands expansion as a driver of economic growth, despite critics who say that Canada has contributed to, rather than slowed, the escalation of global warming, underscored by Canada’s rejection of the Kyoto Protocol in 2011.

The Prime Minister of Canada is starting to look a lot like this:


If you want to do something for your grandchildren, buy them land in Northern Alberta.

Hippie Spit

To hear Hannity style conservatives describe it, the welcome home for Vietnam vets was a shower of acid-laced, hippie-loogies.  Well whose spitting now?  Bowe Bergdahl is being treated to quite a homecoming by Conservative USA.  Makes me wonder if maybe it was sneering Conservative USA that was doing the worst sneering and spitting during the Vietnam homecomings.

Thanks to Digby for posting the following images amd quotes:


Makes sense that the myth of Hippie Spitters was promulgated in a G.I. Joe comic book.  This is a powerful quote Digby uses in the above linked post.

They were the kind of veterans who – Gerald Nicosia tells the story in his history of Vietnam Veterans Against the War – greeted the antiwar veterans who had marched 86 miles from Morristown, New Jersey to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, just like George Washington’s army in 1877. The World War II veterans heckled them:

“Why don’t you go to Hanoi?”

“We won our war, they didn’t, and from the looks of them, they couldn’t.”

A Vietnam vets hobbled by on crutches. One of the old men wondered whether he had been “shot with marijuana or shot in battle.”

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