Archive for February 13th, 2012

What on earth do Rihanna and Elton John have to do with CBC’s mandate?

- February 13th, 2012

CBC is facing budget cuts and was off bitching about it to The Mop and Pail which dutifully printed their worries while simultaneously promoting CBC’s new music service.

Well with great fanfare CBC launched a 40 channel online radio service. Intially we thought they might be trying to compete with iTunes, which would have been foolish, but instead they are simply competing with private broadcasters using your tax dollars which is wrong.

Can anyone tell me what Kelly Clarkson, Aerosmith or Meatloaf have to do with CBC mandate?

This is not a Canadian music service, as you might think from reading the Canadian Press story on the service.

No, CBC is using tax dollars to build a service which competes with private radio stations as well as online services such as Iceberg Radio or Rdio.

Take a look at the screen capture below, this was taken just after 7pm Monday. The artists include Spice Girls, Rhianna and Elton John, who has pretty much shown up every time I’ve checked out the site today.

When the 10% cut comes to CBC’s budget and they start complaining about having to cut vital services, remember that they chose to put their money into this rather than a bureau in Beruit or an increased presence in an underserved part of Canada.

Hubert Lacroix wants to build a media empire that goes far beyond what Parliament asks of him. If he wants to run that kind of empire he should ask the government to sell CBC so that he can take it private.

 

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VIDEO: White House advisor says Obama supports global minimum tax

- February 13th, 2012

Try and tell people that the globalists are out to run the world according to their whims and do away with national sovereignty and you will be labelled a conspiracy nutjob. It doesn’t help that there are realy conspiracy folks out there.

Neither does it help that there are real globalists in high places.

Listen to what Gene Sperling says about President Barack Obama. Sperling, the Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, says that Obama supports a global minimum tax.

This goes well with the push for a global tax to fund Kyoto and the call for a global bank tax.