Crystal comes from an island no-one can find on a map. She writes primarily about politics.

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Crystal Vase

Fierce defender of freedom.











"In a rare moment of candor, major news outlets admit ending tabloids ruined straight news."

I bet you assume more people are killed by police a year than the other way around. Of course police are people, too. They are victims of crime like anyone else.

Articles and stories related to the uniquely Canadian experience.

So I told him he is NOT a visible minority. I'm having dinner with my East Indian immigrant friend, Navel, and the topic of visible minorities comes up.

Socialism is tricky. It often wears the cloths of another animal to fool its prey. The proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing. Even in Star Trek people get replicators confused with capital production. Printing a book isn't the same as writing it.

It's all about gaining power through victim-hood. Anxiety needs to go somewhere. Self loathing breeds hate and conspiracy.

Some basic guidelines for interpreting politicians and their activity in public life. Get used to washing your hands routinely.

Federal gun control will always be too expensive and blunt to solve the problem. I don't even have to tell you what the problem is do I? We all know... Do we manage gun access which inevitably means managing individuals directly with tax dollars. Dangerous.

In a primitive society there is no significant personal wealth or power. No individual freedom. A tyrant owns everything and takes everything you make. You have no name.

Be warned this is a serious and heavy read. It will take the constitution of a saint and it may not sit well with you. Disturbing facts can be unsettling.

Or is it still just a proxy power for an absent King running on auto-pilot while Ottawa's bureaucratic class pull the strings? The West feeds the East and the East taxes the West. Families farm and the regulations direct the product to Eastern well-to-dos.

Honest and direct. The great Thomas Sowell has helped transform the conservative movement from fringe novelty to clearly delineated political philosophy.

Here's the parodical argument... computers should be banned 'cause the hard drives are called slave devices connected to their master controllers.

Think about every serious issue in the news today. Crime, race, poverty. America's full potential forever beyond reach because so many issues remain unresolved.

Kanye standing with Austin Powers forgets about Colin Powell. Chasing bad bitches suicidal. Pressure driving him to the bottle. Struggles with ego. They follow where he goes. Brought low by the first black President.

It was NOT built by immigrants. It's an important distinction that apparently most have trouble with. Let's really spell it out then.

Every single day there's a title on social media promoting the universal tragedy. It could happen to any of us. Broken hearts and endless variations of cat pics.

Being an RCMP officer is about being part of a practical and effective national police force. It's for local police to optimize for culture, not national police.

There are several perspectives one can bring to bear on a subject. Often the most controversial ideas are so nuanced they can be described in ways completely alien to anyone outside their familiar order.

Thanks to time; everything has a cost, even in-action. The invisible causality is unavoidable. So when faced with a difficult situation there is little point in avoiding responsibility.

There are so many strange moments in the life of an entrepreneur. Endless seemingly unavoidable obstacles abound where choices spin opportunity and one way or the other the show must go on.

The automobile certainly changed the world. In 1913 Henry Ford organizes the first major U.S. assembly line for car production.

Often the greatest evils are simply a small mutation of something quite wonderful. Thus is the tragic story of Socialism.

No, really. Or is it because she's rich, and many wonder why she should suck off the state when she can afford her own extra assistance if she needs it.

And we all need to do our part. Where are all our Indians at? And I'm not talking about India. I'm talking First Nations, the prairie walkers, the old wanderers, the wise people of the north.

As more and more Atheists come out in Canada to express their lack of belief openly still most under-reporting demographic yet estimated at 25% and growing.

I often hear people discuss governing concerns as though they are the extended interests of specific ideas dominant in one school of politics or the other. As though there are only two ways to look at it.

Believe it or not the violence we see coming out of the Islamic world can be explained without claiming the Koran says any particular thing.

When news broke that Facebook has a narrative bias was anyone really surprised? Oh, they don't have a policy to suppress illiberal posts per se... Never trust a company that doesn't pay content creators.

We've all been brainwashed into believing we need certain things to be happy. Maybe it's a nice car or a nice house.

The temptation to virtue signal is strong in a society full of judgmental fools with poor education and even worse skills. It's a sex starved teen mentality.

Those who have no moral compass, no internal sense of direction go where the wind blows. They crave the sweet smell of baked bread, or the lullaby of the siren as they lead those stupid enough to follow along with themselves to inevitable destruction.

Society has no rights; a person has rights. A corporation has no rights; the owners and employees have rights.

Everyone imagines that experts would do a better job at something. It's the assumption of experience. It's a lie; returns depends on practice not theory.

A country is like a book. Once written you can't just take away chapters. It's like burning a book and in a similar fashion separation is burning a country.

Politics is personal when you're colorless. [Colourless in Canada.] In a colourless world you deserve it because you earn it; it's your name on the pay cheque.

In today's pseudo-socialist Canada, Jesus would quickly find himself in jail for medical malpractice.

Through political overreach the distribution of film in Canada was heavily regulated in favour of American interests.

Did you know that hard work is not the same as Production. One can work very hard, almost endlessly wasting resources and time while accomplishing nothing.

Careers are the key to a better life. Yet, not all share my appreciation of the professional experience.

We quickly find the incompetent excelling and the conditions for excellence diminished. Canada hasn't been in a positive debt situation since before WW2.

Given all progress requires both opportunity and capacity there are two places to expect attack from those focused on ruining your quality of life.

The average Canadian is held beyond the levers of power usually afforded free citizens in a democracy. But we aren't average citizens are we?

For years the elites have made an extraordinary claim. That they can run the world on the behalf of regular people in such a way that benefits everyone.

The Liberals and Liberalism is once again in danger of being consumed to feed a socialist machine. Corporate greed and identity politics. A deadly combination.

A business can often adapt, a builder can move their project, but a teacher has only one option when administrators won't or can't fix a failing school.



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