02.26.2021 04:10 PM

Three feet by four feet.

New one. Among other things, paint is hard to find in a pandemic.


  1. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    And because of ever rising inflation at the register and for manufacturers as regards input costs, I would hate to know what you paid for those paint tubes.

    But no worries. After all, The Fed tells us day in and day out that there’s no measurable inflation in the economy. Right.

    Here’s a thought: maybe I should take a crack at trying to sell Jerome Powell the Brooklyn Bridge!

    • Terence says:

      On an aggregate basis there is no inflation. There is too much private debt. Federal debt denominated in Canadian dollars is not an issue and has no direct bearing on inflation.

    • Robert White says:

      Good rant, but you could have characterized Macroeconomics as ‘the dismal science’ with BofC Governor Tiff Macklam dancing on the head of a pin at 25 basis points of lateral degrees of freedom.

      Keynesian Economics was instituted via Richard Nixon when he closed the gold window in 71 to usher in Petrodollar supremacy before USD crashed outright via sound money policy.

      Nobody wants sound money policy anymore because of debt-to-GDP which is as historically high as it has ever been.

      Lastly, theory is tentative until it becomes dogmatic and then it becomes obvious we have to start all over again back at square one.

      Canada’s BofC is merely a branch plant of NYC Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

      Keynes theories worked wonders until 08 and the Late Stage Ponzi Capitalism phase of hyperspeculation via Wall Street investment houses like Bear Stearns & Lehman Brothers who leveraged 44:1 on subprime CMBS & RMBS.


      • Robert White says:

        I’m a leftie Marxist, and much more left than Trudeau’s Liberals. I’m also as honest as they get and I have Enhanced Reliability Status under RCMP security clearance for purposes of employment with the Government of Canada.

        Never have I lied, stolen anything, become a traitor, or weakling. Cowardice is not in my makeup. I’m just an honest Liberal leftie that can throw down with the best of the best IMHO.

        Would I follow our host if I actually fit any of the above criterion for the ‘lefties’ you characterize negatively as pushovers & intellectual wimps?

        Conflict Theorists like Professor Emeritus Karl Marx are spot on vis-a-vis prognostications. Mandelbrot, Marx, and Minsky understood Late Stage Ponzi Capitalism for what it was.

        Collectivist theories are wholly valid IMHO.


  2. Terence says:

    And yet, the Conservative Party has no policies worth a damn. They plan to shrink the economy (that’s what balancing the budget of a country with a sovereign currency does) and social conservatives have hijacked the party out from under sensible people because Mr. O’Toole sold his soul to the devil. Trudeau has nothing to worry about

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:


      I’m confused. Are you saying that Chr├ętien and Martin were wrong to balance the budget and that you disapproved of that at the time? If you did, you really surprise me.

      I don’t know about you, but the social media posts I’ve seen from SCs are not those of happy campers. Some are planning to leave and join the PPC. Is that what people already in control of a political party normally do? I don’t think so. You really need to get up to speed on this file. Nice try though.

  3. Robert White says:

    Second hand stores like Value Village have tonnes of acrylic paints in the tube that artists of yesteryear used and then donated to the used markets for sale at pennies on the dollar plus minimal tax.

    Right now I could buy enough acrylic artists paint to last for a number of years for under $12.00 CDN.

    Used Thrift stores often have good stuff cheap. I got a nice cigar box from some old ship captain for $5.00 CDN. Works perfect too.


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