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I was just talking yesterday with someone about some interesting provisions in the Canada’s Criminal Code, included from a bygone era, where the purpose of criminal law was really appreciated and codified, of fundamentally protecting individual freedom, versus making the state supreme.

One of them I was aware of going all the way back to 2009, from the work of Robert Menard, and it turns out that it had actually been repealed in 2012.

Here it was before repeal, in Section 39:

Defence with claim of right

39 (1) Every one who is in peaceable possession of personal property under a claim of right, and every one acting under his authority, is protected from criminal responsibility for defending that possession, even against a person entitled by law to possession of it, if he uses no more force than is necessary.

Defence without claim of right

(2) Every one who is in peaceable possession of personal property, but does not claim it as of right or does not act under the authority of a person who claims it as of right, is not justified or protected from criminal responsibility for defending his possession against a person who is entitled by law to possession of it.

And here is what the 2012 repeal legislation said:

39 [Repealed, 2012, c. 9, s. 2]

More on the significance and other interesting current and former provisions in a future post.

I was listening to this 3-hour uninterrupted 2005 interview of Dr. Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, and just near the end, I recognized the late Eustace Mullins calling in!

It’s great when you know of certain people, recognizing their voice, and hear them on shows from years ago.

Eustace Mullins is known to many readers of this site as the author of the Secrets of the Federal Reserve, which G. Edward Griffin, acting as a hired hand for the John Birch Society, heavily borrowed from, topically, but repackaged, to conceal the problem of usury.

From the June 2, 2016 episode of TVO’s the Agenda with Steve Paikin, the guest, claimed, 2 minutes in, that a report on mental health costs said that the annual cost due to lost productivity in Canada was $51 billion, and is projected to go into the trillions in 30 years. Given that Canada has a current GDP (PPP) of $1.6 trillion, that would be 3% of the economy in annual costs today, yet it’s supposed to go up to at least $1 trillion, when, in 30 years, the GDP will be $2.9 trillion (given a highly generous growth estimate of 2% annually), and the cost will be at least 34% of GDP?

The host had every reason to shocked by the claim. And, folks, just because it’s on a serious television program, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t immediately spot the claim as patently bogus.

With the news that the great boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, has passed away, here’s a 1971 BBC interview that the mass media won’t be airing any excerpts of, and you will soon see why!

During the 2015 Canadian federal election campaign, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, now Prime Minister, promised to borrow money (at interest) to pay for $60 billion in new infrastructure investments, as opposed to the NDP’s plan to balance the budget in their first year.

It was, and remains, a false frame of having to stay in a deficit and grow the debt by borrowing at interest for infrastructure investments when the government of Canada, all its provinces, and its municipalities, have the statutory authorization under the Bank of Canada Act to borrow money, effectively, or, in actuality, interest-free.

For instance, money can be borrowed effectively interest-free when the Bank of Canada issues bonds that are held by the government, and when it buys its own bonds, as the government of Canada is the sole shareholder of the bank, and all profits, after expenses, will go back to the government.

But even better, the federal government can borrow money, interest-free, by requesting interest-free money, to borrow for infrastructure investments today.

So, despite Trudeau seemingly one-upping the NDP in saying that he would invest in critical infrastructure by borrowing today, as opposed to putting off such investments in favour of immediately balancing the budget, he bought into the typical false frame that we have to borrow the money at interest as opposed to borrowing it interest-free.

2015 in review

WordPress.com prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Here are the Top 10 all-time articles at FauxCapitalist.com by the end of 2015:

1) Dr. Stan Monteith, a 35-year orthopedic surgeon on Jeff Bauman’s leg amputations: “I believe that this young man was an actor” (2013)
2) I’m blowing the whistle on World Bank whistleblower Karen Hudes (2014)
3) Australia has $15 an hour minimum wage and is ranked more economically free than the U.S. (2010)
4) Joel Skousen’s critique of World Bank whistleblower Karen Hudes (2014)
5) The U.S. Constitution doesn’t say money should be gold or silver coin (2011)
6) The United States isn’t a federal corporation (2011)
7) Who is behind enenews.com? (2011)
8) No evidence that your birth certificate is traded on any exchange (2011)
9) Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker laughs at the great increase in wealth disparity over the past 10 to 15 years, and at Americans for not speaking out more forcibly against it (2011)
10) More evidence that Fritz Springmeier is a phony: A New World Order colony on Mars (2012)

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