ACORN Ottawa Hurting The Most Desperate

Acorn Ottawa picketed in front of Money Mart’s in the east end to protest the density of agencies that provide temporary loans.  They say these agencies corner citizens and trap them like animals leaving them in an endless loop of poverty.

So what are they asking for?  A minimum distance between agencies and higher licensing fees.

Let’s take these two items and look at them.

Minimum distances between agencies to be mandated.

This will reduce the number of agencies in the area giving the patrons fewer options.  It also means that should a patron want to compare prices they would have to travel further to determine which location or outlet is offering the best deal.  So in effect, this request would make it harder on patrons to do what is best for them and leave them at the whim of their closest outlet.

This also reduces the supply of services which, if we pay attention to microeconomic supply and demand curves, will drive up prices further hurting the patrons of these businesses.

Higher License Fees to Operate a Money Loan Establishment

Higher license fees to operate the business means one of three things.

  1. The people who work in the outlet will get paid less because the business will have to absorb the costs, or
  2. Prices for the services they offer will have to go up to compensate for the added cost, or
  3. The businesses will eventually go under leaving those with poor credit and the need for money nowhere to go in emergency situations.  This is the most dangerous as those advance loans often go towards buying food for the patrons family.

All of these options hurt the local community.

So what does this all add up to?  ACORN is actually hurting those it is most out to help because it does not understand the simple concepts of supply and demand.  Shame on ACORN.  You are OfficiallyScrewing over Ottawa residents with your antics.

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Liberals Promise More on Environment But Fail – Commit to Same Numbers Conservatives Had Committed To

Canada will not go to the Paris climate change talks with a new target, or a concrete framework to reduce carbon emissions, according to Catherine McKenna, the minister for the environment and climate change.

What?? You snivelling neanderthal knuckle dragging anti environmental, climate change denying, selling out of the future of our children, ruining the planet, ice cap melting, atmosphere polluting conservat…….oh wait……She’s a Liberal. Nevermind…Nothing to see here.

ADDENDUM:

CBC changed the headline from the original, probably to protect the Environment Minister.  Seems softer now not connecting her to Harper’s targets.

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Liberals OK 8 Billion Litre Raw Sewage Dump Into River. Largest Oil Spill Ever was 1.3 Billion Liters.

How bad is this?

Well let’s do the math.  By comparison, the worst oil spill in history was during the Gulf War in Kuwait and it was 240 to 336 MILLION Gallons.  At 3.78 Liters per Gallon the worst case scenario for the oil spill was just shy of 1.3 BILLION Litres.

So Oil Spill of 1.3Billion Liters is bad.  But Raw Sewage spill of 8 Billion Litres is ok.

Well done Minister for the Environment, Catherine McKenna.  Your first week on the job and you are already making a massive impact on the environment.  Too bad it’s in the wrong direction.

Talk about being OfficiallyScrewed!!!

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From My Inbox

More late breaking news, Trudeau very quick to react on infrastructure promises.

First step fix all the POT holes………………………Apparently it will be a JOINT project with the Green party!!!

Trudeau to fill potholes with infrastructure money

Trudeau to fill potholes with infrastructure money

 

h/t to Ron B.

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OfficiallyScrewed Can Read Your Mind and Predict Your Favourite Movie

Wat​ch yo​ur math – it is important to get the right answer.

This is amazing, well worth a try

This math exercise will only take you about ten seconds.  Amazingly, it really works and will reveal your all-time favourite movie.

DO NOT cheat. DO YOUR math, THEN compare the results to the list of movies at the bottom You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is.

1. Pick a number from 1-9.
2. Multiply that number by 3.
3. Add 3.
4. Multiply by 3 again.
5. Your total will be a two digit number. Add the first and second digits together to find your favourite movie (of all time) in the list of 17 movies below:

Movie List:

1. Gone With the Wind
2. E.T.
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Kathleen Wynne Farewell Speech
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubtfir​e​

 

 

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Bette Midler Quote

“I haven’t left my house in days. I watch the news channels incessantly. All the news stories are about the election; all the commercials are Viagra and Cialis.  Election, erection, election, erection!

Either way we’re screwed!”

Nice.

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Flashback: Eve Adams

I enjoy saying I told you so.  In this case it’s about Eve Adams.

No support from her new party Leader Justin.  No nomination.  No job.  No pension.

 

 

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