It's been a while since we checked in on those lovable scamps over at "The Politic." One wonders what they're waxing ignorant over these days.
Canadian Arctic Sovereignty
August 18, 2009 · By Charles Anthony
... I would like to hear somebody ask the Prime Minister (or any politician for that matter) simple economics question concerning this matter. Such as: “Who in their right mind would wrestle “control” over the arctic from Canadians? Taking control over the arctic would mean accepting the burden of subsidizing all of the industry and lifestyles of the people up there. Currently, in our global economy, the rest of the world gets to buy our resources at prices that are subsidized by Canadian tax-payers! Why, oh, why would any foreigner take that burden?!?”
I'd lay a beating on Charles but it appears his commenters have already done that, the operative phrase being "natural resources."
This has been your occasional public spanking of "The Politic," whose mandate is:
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Curiously, the phrase "breathtaking douchebaggery" doesn't appear anywhere there, but I'm sure that's just an oversight.