Well after freezing at 12C in July now in August we are broiling. The last 2 days have been at 41C it is unpleasant and you cannot escape the heat even at the beaches all around us, the sand is so hot it is like broiling as you lie down. So get into the water quick and stay there.
For our two little Dachshunds all they want to do is drink water and sleep in a drafty area. They do not want to go out or walk, we still have to go but we make it quick for their sake.
What is troubling is the number of people driving around in joy rides with huge motorcycles or their big F-150 trucks making noise and playing loud music. After the report of this week on Climate change and the dire predictions, the flooding and forest fires around the world and numerous other problems like crop failures here in Canada due to the drought the worse ever in our history and other disaster, many people seem uncomprehending and have not changed their behaviours. I may see what is going to happen in 20 years but I would rather not. As for the people who think this is just a phase well I feel sorry for their children who will have at best a blighted future.
The news from Afghanistan is terrible tonight, the Taliban are 70 miles outside Kabul encircling the City. There is no hope and reports are already emerging of wholesale massacre of those who surrendered. Their victory will be a blood bath and now China is their supporter, arming them and helping them achieve this victory. Why would China do this? Because it uses Afghanistan as a proxy in its conflict with India. Some 40% of the Taliban fighters are mercenaries from Pakistan and Northern India. This is all part of the plan of Communist China to control Asia and impose its will. Chinese Troops are massing on the border in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese army is also with the help of Pakistan in the pakistani occupied portion of Kashmir, which is of great concern to India. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan has met with the Chinese Foreign Minister a few days ago in Chengdu to forge a military alliance. China believes that by playing nice with the Taliban they will avoid problems in their province of Xinjiang Uyghur with a majority muslim population of Turkic origin. I tell you diplomacy is fun and complicated.
The Canadian Plan to evacuate people who worked for us is not going well and there is little to no time left, the Government of Canada announced it would take 20,000 Afghans. The other problem is that Sunday, the Prime Minister will most probably visit the Governor General H.E. Mary Simon and ask for Parliament to be dissolved so we can go into a General Election with voting day on 20 September. It is important to note that in Canada, during the election campaign Justin Trudeau continues to be Prime Minister until after voting day when the results are known. It would appear now that he will win a majority or 170 Seats in the House of Commons. However despite what the media loves to say, we vote for our Member of Parliament where we live and not for the Prime Minister. We do not elect Prime Minister’s in Canada. We elect 338 Members of Parliament individually. I already know who I will be voting for in my riding. You get to be Prime Minister because the Governor General offers you the job believing that you can hold the confidence of the House.