Thursday, May 05, 2011

An Inconvenient Truth...Not Dead Enough!

Believe it or not, schools are still showing this piece of discredited garbage to kids. My son watched it in religion class today. Why religion and not science class? Interesting that it is part of a religion class, could it be that worshiping "global warming" has morphed into a religion? Seems so.

My son was amazed that the kids in his class clapped when the show was over, as if they were in a movie theater. He has also confronted his teacher about why only one side of the issue is being presented. She was stunned that anyone would challenge her views. He is having fun being a "global warming" rebel. He comes home and asks me why the movie is wrong, I supply him with questions for his teacher, and he gets presented with both sides, not just one. Maybe his teacher should read this posting:

In order for the film to be shown, the Government must first amend their Guidance Notes to Teachers to make clear that 1.) The Film is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument. 2.) If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination. 3.) Eleven inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.
Too bad that is in the UK, still he is going to school tomorrow with a printout of the 11 inaccuracies in hand. It would be funny, except they are still indoctrinating our kids. 

Okay, now that I have that out of my system, I have one more burr in my bonnet. Bell Canada. I wish that I had ever had any business with them, but they are not real big out here in the west. If I had any of their services, I would love to call 1-888-sky-dish to cancel those services and switch to Shaw Direct satellite. I still have Sun News, and I watch it every night. Obviously, Bell is scared because Sun News is already more popular than CTV News. 

The fledgling Sun News Network has been keeping up with - and in some cases beating - its competition during its first eight days on the air, contrary to what some of the news channel's critics have reported.
Around 37,000 viewers across Canada tuned in to watch the fledgling news channel when it launched on April 18, beating the 24-hour CTV News Channel by around 20,000 viewers and the Business News Network by about 10,000, according to rough numbers from BBM Canada, a not-for-profit consumer-behaviour analyst.
Bell is losing viewers of their CTV News network so they don't want to carry Sun News? This should go to the CRTC, but who has faith in them anymore. The best way to get Sun News is to call them and tell them you want Sun News! What shocks me is that only 17,000 people are watching CTV News! Think about the costs of all the production managers, camera people, news anchors, etc, all that for less than 20,000 viewers? It has to be losing money. Maybe that's why they don't want to carry Sun News.  Competition is a good thing, that's why we have a competition act in Canada, maybe they can look into this, or are they too busy checking into the latest collusion of oil prices by energy companies.

If you want Sun News, either contact your company to get it, or switch to Shaw Direct. We are really happy with the service we get from them, my husband especially loves the football package that gives him every game being played in the NFL!

7 comments:

Southern Quebec said...

I understand 2,000 people watched Ezra last week. Awesome!

Alberta Girl said...

SQ- maybe you should tell some of the kids you guys elected to watch him - they might learn a thing or two. Goodness knows, they won't get a balanced view of Canadian politics watching the others.

See ya in 4 years SQ!

GRM said...

I was a joy to watch the election on SunTv, although I probably missed Craig Oliver have an on air break down (like in2008) when his beloved Liberals tanked. Bell subscribers, check out Shaw's website, they have some awesome incentives for new customers. I watch SunTv exclusively for my news, etc. Good riddance CBC & CTV.

Eskimo said...

For those of us in the Edmonton and northern Alberta area, think of the new NDP caucus as "Popcorn Playhouse". Jack Layton is "Klondike Eric" and the studio audience is the newly elected snot noses from Quebec!

MONSTER said...

Eskimo, and if they had became the goverment they wouldnt have panned for the gold themselves, they just would have taken it from us. Who gets to be Muskeg the Moose?

MONSTER said...

While we are on cultural references "In the mean time and between times".

bertie said...

Southern Quebec take a 4 year break and come back when you have something to say.Don,t just run in plant your BS and run like a typical Liberal.Your NDP masters are waiting for you ..They will get you everything you want..NOT..Where are they all anyway,we can't find them..Are they still in class???