Looking in from the outside I see The Bay and Sears two large outlets selling basically the same type of merchandise. This is where the similarities stop.
In this new market it is online shopping that all the outlets want a share of and to get that share they need to build a whole new customer base. This customer base wants to pick up the key board place an order and wait for it to arrive at their door.
Amazon is a prime example of an outlet that got it right, lots of product and lots of delivery and return options. Sears is an example of an outlet that doesn’t have a hope of success, primarily because they do not offer outlet to home delivery. The Bay however is getting better at it and is improving every year and taking market share from Sears.
In my community if I want to order a vacuum cleaner online from The Bay I place the order and in a very few days it is at my door. When I order the same product from sears Canada I place the order and then need to drive up to forty five minutes to pick it up. It matters not if I need to drive or use the public transit I still need to lug this thing from the drop off to my home.
When Sears Canada began closing down stores and mail order outlets they should have used these savings to build a better distribution system with a goal of exceeding what The Bay has in place.
Sears Canada is operating much like some governments they are selling off areas that make money such as credit card accounts and property to satisfy debt but then realize the money coming in from these areas is no longer coming in. What do you do then except degrade your service to match the lack of funds then the downward spiral begins and soon you are no more.
Come on Sears Canada get with the times so we have some competition for The Bay because when you fail The Bay will their way us.
This what Heidi sees what about you.
So here we have it, on more than one occasion the President of the United States of America gave his priorities and they are to change the government in Syria as number one and then get rid of ISIS (dash). Seems to Heidi that this should not be the order of things.
Now Heidi can understand why the President put things in this order since it is his government that is financing the Syrian rebels in an effort to again try to force the American way of life on another country. Since a lot of the arms supplied to the rebels have been taken over by ISIS it would be better if the president didn’t need to keep rearming them only to have ISIS take them from the rebels .
As to changing governments the United States has a real poor record when it comes to choosing sides. Remember a guy named Pinochet, or Noriega or Osama bin Laden, or the Arab spring bunch and what about the puppet governments set up in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even further back in time they backed Batista who turned Cuba into Vegas south.
Heidi would like to talk about this ISIS bunch (dash). Just what are they, some say they are radical Muslims that have taken their holy book out of context others believe they are just a bunch of thugs looking for power much like the street gangs in any large city. Heidi has come to believe they are what we used to call the missing link. They have taken on human form and in some cases have human traits but they have not evolved enough to be called human and yet have left the animal kingdom.
Caught mid-way between animal and human, must be a frustrating place to be, walking upright but with no regard for human life no regard for world history and no regard for the female gender. Even some animals mate for life and respect one another even if they still walk on all fours.
Heidi wonders just what this heard of part animal part humans would be doing if the west had not provided arms and training much like you train a dog to do your bidding as a protector only to find it has come in contact with rabies and is turning on you. This takes us back to the beginning with the American government supplying training and munitions to the Afghan rebels only to get thanks through 911. Now these same missing links are attacking the heart of France and for some reason the western leaders do not know why.
Heidi believes the why is that again the west believes that they can turn this part of the world into an image of themselves and control it through puppet governments. Guess what it doesn’t work. Romans, Greeks, Spanish, British even the Russians have all tried it over the years and have failed.
Heidi says leave the rest of the world to fend for itself and make the west a better place live. What do you think?
Well it has come to this, thousands of refugees marching across the EU in search of a place they can call home. Heidi wants to try and figure out why they lost the home they had.
Quick answer would be Assad and ISIS have driven them out of the homes they had, taken away the peaceful lives they lead. Sorry mister Harper but Heidi wants to look at the root cause
Heidi wants to dig a little deeper into what it was that caused this mess. First thing that comes to mind is that we had several North African countries under the thumb of dictators perhaps some would call them dick heads but for Heidi the Canadian that hits a little too close to home . So for now we will say dictator.
Yes these dictators kept a lot of public funds for their selves but unemployment was low, the economy was not in recession people raised families and for the most part went out in the morning and came back at night.
Then along came the Arab spring supported by the west (for some reason the west saw true democracy with the Arab spring). What did come along with the Arab spring was ethnic cleansing, tons of military weapons and a religious based war with no end in sight. Heidi says religious based because Heidi believes the top dogs are in it for the glory and the cash.
Root cause, the west dreaming that they could turn over thousands of years of the way countries are governed during the term they have in office.
So Mr. PM Mr. President Ms. Chancellor you created this mess so don’t shrug off your duty when it comes to looking after these displaced persons. It was your nose in the affairs of others to get some votes back home that cased this humanitarian disaster.
That is what Heidi thinks what about you. Don’t like the way it is vote the fools out before things get worse.
Here we are well into the election campaign and the PMO is looking for veterans to help out. Amazing since any veteran with a ounce of pride would decline the offer and the PMO knows this but is out there looking to find those who would work against their brothers and sisters.
Every brotherhood has those who would stray , this time if some of the veterans stray I hope the rest shun them every possible moment because of the way the PMO has treated them in the past.
Heidi has learned that a member of Veterans Affairs Ministry is on leave and has joined the campaign to reelect Harper. her roll so far is to find these so called loyal to the party Veterans and get them on stage for a photo OP with Harper. Question is , are Veterans Affairs data bases or other resources being used on this quest and does being on leave mean off with out pay or benefits or are the Canadian Tax payers footing the bill for this staff member to be on leave with pay and benefits to serve the party.
Just a question Heidi can’t find an answer to .
Heidi has just completed reading two books ,both of which are about our Canadian government and how it is managed.
One titled Irresponsible Government deals with the history or evolution of the Canadian system of government from day one to the year two thousand and fourteen . This book is very detailed in the historical facts and how the Canadian way of governing has peaked in its usefulness and how it has now slipped into the ditch and is heading to a hybrid United States style of government .Example , things like an omnibus bill is the same tactic used in the United States to ram unpopular legislation through the process by attaching it to more popular bits of legislation .
All in all Irresponsible Government would be a good read for anyone interested in the history of Canada or anyone undecided as to who to vote for in the upcoming election.
Next book on the list is titled Party of One. Again this book deals with the history of Canadian politics but just a small time period and deals primarily with the climb to power of our present Prime Minister. Based on historical fact , news stories interviews and just plain hard research we relive the path that the present Prime Minister has followed to achieve what he has done . It allows us ,much like Irresponsible Government , to conclude if Canada has an accountable Prime Minister or not .
Party of One would be a good read for anyone that needs to understand or cares to understand which direction Canada is going . I must say I picked up on one saying the international community has used and that is our PM is like a skunk at a garden party, don’t know if it is the international press or diplomats that have said this but it is a saying that one just can’t forget .
So here we have it two recent publishing’s of politically motivated books one written by a sitting member of parliament and the other by a journalist and accomplished author , both are known to dig deep to get the facts.
If you are not sure who not to vote for then either of these books may help you in the decision making process .
Heidi is not going to tell you who to vote for but will say :
IF YOU DO NOT VOTE YOU CAN NOT COMPLAIN
Today we learned that the Canadian Wheat Board will be given , yes given , to an American multinational. There will be zero cost to the multinational and even less compensation given to the Canadians that have invested in it.
The same government that campaigned to have this boards power removed and then got a slap after the farmers had their crops stranded because they all of a sudden realized they could not go it alone. Instead of eating a little crow this government has decided to simply remove the embarrassment and move on.
Heidi is afraid there may be a pattern here when it comes to giving away Canadian know how.
First we learn that the same company we gave the CANDU to , for free, now has some top management under investigation for illegal Canadian political donations . Next we learn that on the board of directors of the multinational is a previous Conservative Prime Minister. For those who remember it was a Conservative Prime Minister that scuttled the Arrow project, guess what all the R and D that was developed in Canada by Canadians paid for by Canadians was sent off to NASA, Boeing and the Concorde for free.
So here you have it Heidi doesn’t know if Heidi is more confused about the current brand of government or has become more enlightened as to how this government brand really operates.
What do you think
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Well folks here we have it proof positive the world is governed by a bunch of schoolyard bullies with maybe a brain cell between them.
Heidi has noted that during the G20 meeting in Brisbane the world leaders sent the Russian president to Coventry ( in other words totally alienated him ). Prime Minister Harper even barked at him during the handshake. Putin even had to eat lunch by himself. Putin left the G20 early saying he needed to catch up on his sleep , could be his way of saying he was tired of the childish behavior demonstrated by his fellow world leaders.
Heidi believes anyone with an eye and a butt hole would have taken this opportunity to sit with Putin , perhaps at lunch, and shared a bottle of that great Australian wine while discussing a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine situation . Now Heidi knows that someone would not be Harper as he has too many western Canadian Ukrainians to suck up to in an effort to get their 2015 vote. However there were leaders at the G20 that have not commented on the Ukraine situation in public ,that could have worked with Putin and come up with some sort of solution or at least opened the door for one.
Heidi thinks that the fear of losing out on a trade deal or maybe an invite to the white house for lunch scared off any potential mediator .
Heidi believes that if the world leaders cannot find time at a meeting of world leaders to work on solidifying peace then there is no hope for financial stability and there is no hope to improve the lot of the average person . What do you think.
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