In token news…

Note to potential deep pocket investors: All Court Painter images accompanying this post could be yours and yours alone for a handsome sum.To make it even more special Court Painter insisted on being in each full colour digital asset.Couldn’t get any more enticing than that!

Court Painter Enterprises has just launched a new type of digital art asset – known as a non-fungible token (NFT) – that has exploded in popularity during the plague as enthusiasts and art investors scramble to spend enormous sums of money on items that only exist online.

Blockchain technology allows selected Court Painter masterworks to be publicly authenticated as one-of-a-kind, unlike his traditional online objects which can be endlessly reproduced.

Court Painter’s Press Attache & Marketing guru AHM explained,“You can come into the studio and take a picture of a Court Painter masterwork but it doesn’t have any value because it doesn’t have the provenance or the history of the NFT (non-fungible token) digital art asset all locked up in blockchain, authenticated with a digital signature to certify ,” said AHM , proudly showing off his agility with the language of the new sales initiative.

Also the reality here is that this is very, very valuable because Court Painter believes it is and AHM backs him up.

AHM went on to further elucidate,“Non-fungible” refers to items that cannot be exchanged on a like-for-like basis, as each one is unique – in contrast to “fungible” assets like dollars, stocks or bars of gold.

Each Court Painter collectible has a unique serial number with guaranteed scarcity and protected ownership guaranteed by blockchain”, AHM says. “When you own a legendary Court Painter NFT subject, you’re the only person in the world who does.”

AHM and Court Painter are confident that his digital works will retain their value and that NFTs represent the future of digital art ownership, paving the way for a world in which people live, love, laugh and be happy and make money in virtual environments.

Court Painter chimed in,“When not churning out hand rendered commissions, I spend a lot of my time digitally, always online, always plugged in. It makes sense to now add property rights to the mix and suddenly we have the emergence of the metaverse.”

AHM noted that Court Painter doesn’t really know what that means and went on to explain,The Metaverse is a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space,[1] including the sum of all virtual worldsaugmented reality, and the Internet.

Blank stare…

Blank canvas staring affects Court Painter’s brain

Court Painter averages 3.6 hours a day staring into space at a blank canvas 

Disclaimer: Rumour on the innernet has spread that AHM Press Attache & Commission Procurement Officer for Court Painter has fallen down on the job and has failed to procure new commissions because of time being diverted to opening a Dance Club.In denial he commented," My eye is always on the blank canvas of procurement while simultaneously twisting the night away!"

Court Painter spends more than three hours a day staring at a blank canvas, a new analysis of studio activity levels finds. The downside of the condition enhances memories of the good old days, salty language , production loss and sales anxiety.

The findings, published  by a reputable research firm, bolsters concerns that heavy use of staring at a blank canvas can hurt a growing mind. However because the study captures a single snapshot in time, it’s still not known whether too much staring blankly at a blank canvas can actually harm artistic brain development and minimize those fabled eureka moments, the unidentified expert cautioned.

Researchers used data gleaned from the Court Painter analysis on his daily staring blankly into the empty space of a blank canvas as part of a larger effort called the Artist Blank Staring into Blank Space Brain Cognitive Development Study.(ABSIBSBCDS) As a benchmark for the new study, the researchers used expert guidelines set back in the mists of time however their recommendations came up blank.

In spite of that, the study coauthor maintains the results are concerning, “This raises a white flag that must be saluted.”

same ole…same ole…

Canada’s big six banks : Toronto-Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, National Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Sc0tia, Bank of Montreal & Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, raked up a total $13.9 billion in profit in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended Jan. 31, up some 14 per cent from the same period a year earlier, before pandemic lockdowns had begun.

Each of the Big Six saw their profits rise, led by CIBC (up 34 per cent) and Bank of Montreal (up 27 per cent).

Much of that increase came from trading ― thanks to a booming stock market ― and from much lower provisions for loan losses. Retail banking ― the part of banks’ business that deals with regular consumersshowed little growth over the year.

Opposition goes Stand Up…

In a LAFF YOUR ASS OFF laff off ,both opposition parties took to the stage to poke fun at the ruling Liberals.The results were laughable or laffable as they say in the business.

Court Painter, not wishing to be a spoiler, refuses to explain the jokes and will leave it to everyone to waste their precious time scouring the news items to strike that comedy gold explanation!

Shhh!…

Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 41 Issue 3 Autumn 2020

According to Canada’s 2019 Exports of Military Goods report, last year Canada exported weapons worth almost $4-billion—the highest value on public record. Saudi Arabia, which received 76 per cent of those weapons, is now almost certainly Canada’s prime customer, unseating the United States.

In 2019, most Canadian arms went to countries engaged in violent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, even though these customers were repeatedly implicated in serious violations of international humanitarian law (IHL). Such exports continued despite Canada’s 2019 accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which regulates the trade and transfer of weapons.

Although the report indicates that Canada took some steps toward transparency, problems persisted. Canadian officials continued to publish general and unclear data. Weapons exports to the United States, crucial to the Canadian arms trade, remained off the record.

T Rex comes clean…

T Rex Murphy: As Texas winter storm shows, hurling public money at renewable energy is pure genius 

MEA CULPA

It is time that my brand of anti environmentalism that travels under the cloak of anti global warming apocalypse drops its halo. Anti Environmentalism, the brand, Anti Global Warming the banner, is pure fossil fuel politics and a flight on wax covered wings from reality. Anti Global Warming partisans like me are as hard and as cynical and as manipulative as the most corroded politicians.

Global Warming is not about what I say it’s about. I am playing hardball against the world that most reasonable people appreciate. I fib in describing Global Warming as a sly hard-nosed anti-Western ideology wrapped up in a camouflage coat of “we love Nature.” I care nothing about the working class. I care less about the most poverty ridden nations of the world, or their people.

I have been exhaling my failed and failing predictions, howling my dire warnings, and harassing everyone from dedicated National Post readers to school children to government officials for the near 30 years since the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In every Global Warming news opinion piece I have written, I have absorbed and advanced my furious alarmist narrative. I have, fed on thin gruel, become a dodgy dogma attack dog against all progressives in the Great Dominion.

For this I am truly sorry!… Sorta….

controlled demolition…

February 17,2021

Former President Trump on Wednesday broke the media silence he’s held since leaving office to call into Fox News and reflect on his relationship with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh who died at the age of 70.

Former President Trump praised the talk show host as a “legend.”

“He was a very unique guy. And he had tremendous insight. He got it. He really got it,” Trump said on Wednesday.

Former Vice President Mike Pence also weighed in on Limbaugh’s death, praising the host’s legacy.

“Rush Limbaugh gave voice to the ideals and values that made this country great, he inspired a generation of American conservatives, and he will be deeply missed. Rush Limbaugh made Conservatives proud and he made Conservatism fun,” 

Void # 45…

Court Painter, in an unprecedented gesture of cancellation, undertook the voiding of the face of an individual patron hereby identified as # 45. The reason given was the accumulation over the years of unpaid invoices for commissions undertaken and completed of individual # 45.

The unusual circumstance that all commissions bearing the face of #45 were still in studio storage, came about because of Court Painter’s strict rule to not release paintings to patrons unless there was a 10% chance of getting paid.

Because #45’s commissions took up most of the basement, root cellar and broom closet of storage , Court Painter can only share a few of the Void Series completed at this time. Be patient!

When asked for s statement Court Painter blurted-out “The chickens have come home to roost.

(for those who struggle with the expression here is an Urban Dictionary definition.) This expression is similar to “what goes around, comes around” and basically means that the consequences of one’s evil actions catch up in a negative way. The idea that a wrongful curse comes back to the one who curses as a “bird returns to its nest” dates back to the days of antiquity. However, it wasn’t until the 19th Century that Robert Southey wrote that “curses are like a young chicken: they always come home to roost .” Since then, the idea of evil men creating returns to their own door has been encapsulated in this expression.

open pits & water…

Take water for example. It is a scarce and precious commodity in southern Alberta, and shortages will get scarier with climate change.

The region’s water security is primarily protected by the integrity of the eastern slopes of the Rockies, which hold and filter clean water for the plains below. 

And it is governed by a specific allocation order allowing water to be assigned to towns, farmers and ranchers, industry and other users.

But Australian coal miners in the Crowsnest Pass don’t have enough water for their proposed open-pit mines and have lobbied the government for help.

Benga Mining and Atrum Coal both got what they asked for.

Without public consultation (a persistent theme here), the Kenney government has put forward a plan to take up to eight billion litres from the Oldman River dam reservoir, reserves that had been set aside for drought and other environmental conditions and emergencies.

Did the Kenney government do any specific studies on the impact of coal mining on water scarcity, climate and selenium pollution in the eastern slopes before giving away this water? No. 

Meanwhile southern Albertans are appalled that the government is proposing to change water allocation rules for Australian companies and undermine the existing market.

Just last week, the municipal districts of Pincher Creek and Ranchland sent off a blistering letter to their local MLA, Roger Reid, about the Kenney government’s glaring Australian bias in overriding the water allocation order.

“It is deeply troubling to see that this Order appears to be in the process of being dismantled, effectively with no consultation. What appears to be passing for consultation, is a rapid ‘drive-by’ where provincial officials appear to be merely giving notice as to what is going to happen, as opposed to seeking meaningful input from the residents and jurisdictions impacted.”

The battle to protect the water security of two million Albertans and their economies has just begun.  [Tyee]

Excerpted from : Don’t Be Fooled: Alberta Is Still Playing the Coal Game:Reinstating the Coal Policy does little to protect the Rockies or already scarce water resources relied on by two million people.

 Andrew Nikiforuk February 10| The Tyee.ca

Court Painter with finished painting of Premier Kenney & Minister of Energy Savage