Thursday, December 26, 2019

The New Economy???

8 Year Old Makes $26 million this year!!

Eight year old Ryan Kaji started a You tube channel where he would open toys and give his review of them. He now boasts 23 million subscribers to his channel which has morphed into a full blown children's channel.

He is listed as You Tube's top money earner, raking in a whopping $26 million this year.


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What A True Leader Sound Like

Click Image To Listen To Entire Address

It was refreshing to listen to Queen Elizabeth address her Parliament with a clear, concise summary of the goals and objectives that she expects of her ministers.

I contrast that with the empty headed platitudes you will hear coming from our leaders, either locally, provincially or federally. The Queen actually sounds like she knows what she is talking about and that her depth greatly exceeds anything our system has produced thus far.

It is sad, that she really does not exercise any real authority over Ottawa as we are desperately lacking of any true leadership. We, the people really are not intelligent enough to govern ourselves.

God save the Queen.


Nanaimo Christmas Lights


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Greatest Gift Of All ...................

The Real Meaning of Christmas
Not what you think it is .........

Christmas is not about 'us' and the retailers bottom line which sadly in our generation is what it has been reduced to. We have taken the greatest happening in all history and reduced it to a commercial, self-serving, self-indulgent event.

Over two thousand years ago God Himself took on the form of a man, just like any of us. Born of a virgin in a lowly stable, God Himself came into this earthly realm and as the angels declared He set in place peace on the earth. That peace spoken of by the angels was not man to man or nation to nation but between God and man. That is the peace God's only begotten Son had come to declare and accomplish.

He accomplished this not by His life but by His death. His sacrificial death paid the price that righteousness demands for our sin against God. Our sin separates us from knowing the only true God, unless we accept the sacrifice provided for us by the death of God's only begotten Son we can not know God or enter His kingdom. Sin cannot enter heaven, and only the cleansing blood of Christ can wash away our sin, paying the price for our entrance into heaven itself.

Canada, as a nation has experienced the blessing that came with honoring God's only Son and sadly now, is experiencing the consequence of no longer giving Him place in our nation. We have followed the course of man like so many others that have gone before. 

The Gospel of Salvation

The Gospel of Salvation is the one that anyone living in North America has surely heard many times over. That Gospel declares that Jesus the Christ paid the price of our sin against God and that belief in Him gives us entrance into His kingdom. That is the only way, as He declared that no man comes to God except through Him. How we come through Him?? We repent of our sin and ask His forgiveness. As simple as that. He is the Way the Truth and the Life.

The Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven

For the past few thousand years the Gospel of Salvation is what has been preached which points the way for man to come back into right relationship with God through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son.

Now is the time that the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven is going forth which declares that Jesus the Christ is once again coming into the earth to forever establish His kingdom on the earth.

Unlike His lowly, meek and humble entrance on that first Christmas day, this time He will be coming in a blaze of glory that will shake the heavens as scripture proclaims:
"the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day." 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

That day is rapidly approaching as we get ever closer to our total destruction at our own hands. If the LORD were not to return, there would be no life left on this earth as we are told two thirds of all people will perish in the days that are coming.

Today may be the day of YOUR salvation, you will never know how many days you will draw breath. Today, while it is called today, call upon the only Name by which any of us can be saved, ask His forgiveness of your sin and receive eternal life that only comes through Him.

That is the real meaning of Christmas, it is not about melting credit cards, emptying bank accounts or stuffing ourselves on a holiday that has become anything but a holy-day.


Friday, December 20, 2019

Just How Despicable ICBC & Lawyers Can Be

Claim Sarah Beckett Was To Blame

CTV reported: In ICBC’s statement of facts in the case, the insurance corporation accused Beckett of "failing to keep a proper or any lookout," "failing to see the Defendant's motor vehicle at a reasonable time," "failing to give warning by sounding the horn," and 11 other allegations of neglect.

"The deceased, Const. Sarah Beckett, had a duty of care to the Defendant, Kenneth Jacob Fenton, and to others using the highway," ICBC initially said in its response to the claim. "The act of colliding with the vehicle operated by the Defendant, Kenneth Jacob Fenton, and owned by the Defendant, Kenneth Jacob Fenton, was a breach of that duty."
For those reasons, ICBC argued that it should not have to pay for Beckett's damaged Ford Crown Victoria. By early December, Fenton, the co-defendant in the civil claim, had not yet filed a response to the lawsuit.
ICBC only apologized and reversed their claim after CTV outed them  in a news report. This shows just how contemptible ICBC and their legal team are in their handling of insurance claims. It would make you wonder just how slimy they are when it comes to dealing with the average joe citizen claim?


Canadian Credit Card Debt $79 Billion

Canadian Illusion Keeps Growing

This article reveals Canadians growing debt: "Canadian credit card debt reached a new record high, and there’s few signs it’ll stop soon. The outstanding balance of credit card debt reached $79.17 billion in September, up 0.57% from the month before. Compared to the same month last year, this represents a 4.07% increase. It may not seem like much, but it’s an exceptionally fast growing segment of debt in Canada right now."


Monday, December 16, 2019

Canadian 'Prosperity' Just An Illusion??

Canadians Have Become SLAVES
and think it is just normal!!!

Following excerpt from the above linked article should cause all thinking Canadians to give their heads a good shake.

On top of this massive personal debt load our nation is running a massive debt and the current government intends to add at least another $100 billion to the debt over the next four years.

Consider: who benefits from all of that interest we have to earn money to pay for the cost of maintaining this illusion? It isn't common folk who have put their money into savings accounts over the years. So, who are we really slaves to??

Of course this whole article will just fly over the heads of most Canadians who can only focus on the fluff and stuff they are usually being fed.

Canadian households are racking up a lot of debt, but it’s the interest that should be in focus. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows a new record amount of interest was paid in Q3 2019. The mountain of interest paid every quarter is rising, and almost half of it is on consumer loans. When this much interest is being paid, it’s hard not to put a drag on the economy.

Canadians Paid Over $104 Billion In Interest In Q3

Canadian households borrowers paid an astronomical amount of interest to service debt. Interest payments reached $104.96 billion in Q3 2019, up 2.24% from the previous quarter. The total for the quarter works out to 11.02% higher than the same quarter last year. To give it a sense of scale, over the past year Caanadians have spent $405.32 billion on interest payments. That’s bigger than the GDP of Alberta, and a little under Quebec’s. If the interest paid by households was a province’s GDP, it would be the third largest in Canada.


Monday, December 09, 2019

Canadian Recession in 2020??

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In fact, like it or lump it, good relations with the U.S. is one of Canada’s two most important assets. The other is the country’s spectacular resource endowment. And Trudeau has degraded the value of both these assets to the detriment of all Canadians. This will all prove to be very expensive as the country heads into a recession due to a worldwide slowdown combined with the damage inflicted on the country’s oil industry.

Canadians currently owe about $2.2. trillion in total debt, up by nearly a trillion dollars in just the last decade, Rosenberg said. “This drag on debt service, just for the household sector is going to drain GDP next year.


Friday, December 06, 2019

Canadian Economy Showing It's Weaknesses

While our Prime Minister fiddles ........
Click image for Bloomberg article

Not to worry though, we do have a balanced cabinet based on gender, rather than merit. That was the same type of cabinet we had for the past four Liberal years whose biggest accomplishment was adding another $100 billion to the debt.

In BC we lost another 25,800 jobs in November which now means in 5 of the last 6 months, BC has been losing jobs, across all sectors.

According to Better Dwelling  Statistics Canada (Stat Can) released gross domestic product numbers for Q3 2019. The numbers show healthy growth for the economy – until you dive into them. A single-industry represented more than half of quarterly growth – real estate transactions.

Meanwhile to the south, that despised Trump and his policies just seem to keep adding to their economic job growth by leaps and bounds. It is reported the US economy added nearly 300,000 jobs in the month of November.


Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Answer To High Cost First Home Ownership

All it takes is some political willpower
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49 Fully serviced homes on 5 acres

This is a project to provide housing to US veterans who are finding themselves either homeless or in danger of being homeless. Hats off to a group of veterans who felt government simply wasn't doing enough for those who have serviced their country. Canada could take a lesson.

While this project is to aid veterans it is a model that could easily provide low cost, first time home ownership to people just getting started. It could also provide affordable housing for seniors trying to fit housing into a limited fixed income. Seniors with equity in their family home could sell that home and move into this type of housing and then not have to decide between taxes, heat or food. This project not only puts 49 houses on 5 acres but it includes a large community center which houses medical services among other amenities.

It could be done if those in 'leadership' were to simply make the necessary zoning changes to allow for this type of development. All it takes is a little bit of common sense and very little bureaucratic interference ................... I must be dreaming.