War Bucks Update…

Museum homage to arms dealer’s contribution to keeping the economy humming with public dollars

MARCH 23/2022 post

the Evergreen industry of warfare…

https://allanhardingmackay.ca/courtpainter/?p=19129(opens in a new tab)

War Bucks UPDATE on Evergreen Industry of Warfare

Global News source: February 25,2023

Canada will be purchasing additional tanks to replace the ones being sent to Ukraine , Defence Minister Anita Anand said. Canada’s contributions to Ukraine’s war effort have come amid concerns about the Canadian Armed Forces’ capacities here at home.“I am always concerned to make sure that the Canadian Armed Forces have what they need to serve and protect this incredible country,” Anand said,

“What that means is we are going to be purchasing additional tanks for the Canadian Armed Forces.”

SIPRI for the media

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Arms sales of SIPRI Top 100 arms companies grow despite supply chain challenges

5 December 2022

(Stockholm, 5 December 2022) Sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest companies in the industry reached $592 billion in 2021, a 1.9 per cent increase compared with 2020 in real terms. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The increase marked the seventh consecutive year of rising global arms sales. However, while the rate of growth in 2020–21 was higher than in 2019–20 (1.1 per cent), it was still below the average for the four years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic (3.7 per cent).

Animals continue to be major causalities of war

Supply chain issues seen in 2021 likely to worsen due to Ukraine war 

US companies dominate the Top 100, but sales decline

Europe: Aerospace sales fall, shipbuilding rises

Chinese companies drive rapid growth in Asian arms sales

Other notable developments 

  • Six Russian companies are included in the Top 100 for 2021. Their arms sales totalled $17.8 billion—an increase of only 0.4 per cent over 2020. There were signs that stagnation was widespread across the Russian arms industry.
  • The five Top 100 companies based in the Middle East generated $15.0 billion in arms sales in 2021. This was a 6.5 per cent increase compared with 2020, the fastest pace of growth of all regions represented in the Top 100. 
  • The aggregated arms sales of the four Top 100 companies based in Japan was $9.0 billion, a decline of 1.4 per cent compared with 2020.
  • This is the first year in which a Taiwanese firm appears in the Top 100. NCSIST (ranked 60th), which specializes in missiles and military electronics, recorded arms sales of $2.0 billion in 2021.
  • Private equity companies are becoming more active in the arms industry, particularly in the USA. This could affect the transparency of arms sales data, due to less stringent financial reporting requirements compared with public companies.

revelatory AI ChatGPT insights…

The Court Painter studio has been witness to internal feuding between the artistic master and his hired help,Press Attache A Hardon MacKay. To help sort out the conflict a free therapist has been hired off the internet who goes by the moniker ChatGPT.

Press Attache AHM & Court Painter pretending to be fisherfolk

Generated response from Artificial Intelligence ChatGPT app.

Reflect upon origins of conflict between Court Painter and press attache A Hardon MacKay

As an AI language model, I do not have access to specific information or context about a particular conflict between a Court Painter and a press attache named A Hardon MacKay. However, I can provide some general insights into the origins of conflicts that may arise between individuals in positions of power or authority, as well as some factors that may contribute to interpersonal conflicts.

One possible source of conflict between a Court Painter and a press attache could be a difference in their respective roles and responsibilities. The Court Painter may be focused on creating art and may have a specific vision or perspective that they want to convey through their work. Meanwhile, the press attache may be focused on promoting the interests of the organization or individual they represent through media relations and public outreach. These different priorities and goals could potentially lead to conflicts over the best way to present an image or message to the public.

Another potential source of conflict could be differences in communication styles or expectations. The Court Painter may be more focused on expressing themselves through their art and may not be as comfortable or skilled at communicating with others in a professional or corporate setting. Meanwhile, the press attache may be more accustomed to navigating the demands and pressures of the media and may have a different set of expectations for how communication should be handled in a professional context. These different styles and expectations could lead to misunderstandings or frustrations that could escalate into conflicts.

Finally, interpersonal factors such as personality clashes, power struggles, or differences in values or beliefs could also contribute to conflicts between a Court Painter and a press attache. These types of conflicts can be more difficult to manage or resolve, as they may be rooted in deeper issues that are not directly related to the specific roles or responsibilities of the individuals involved.

In any case, conflicts between individuals in positions of power or authority can be complex and difficult to navigate. Effective communication, conflict resolution skills, and a willingness to listen and understand the perspectives of others can be helpful in mitigating conflicts and finding solutions that are mutually acceptable.

Court Painter & Press Attache AHM agreed to head to Tim Hortons, shake hands and forget about their feuding after the intervention by noted therapist and wordsmith ChatGPT.

The following images are meant to illustrate the possible irritants that continue to be denied but could prove explosive in future.

AHM auctions off CP self portrait for less than starting bid
AHM dining out with celebrities on CP expense account
Court Painter wearing heels in public
AHM attending fashionable shows looking rediculous!
Court Painter undertaking commissions on his own without AHM introductions

Rerun …

Updated March 1/24 from February 22/23 post


In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism — an event largely forgotten from U.S. history. A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States. Directed by Marshall Curry

Donald Trump is once again running for US president. He and his MAGA supporters undoubtedly yearn for a redux of the 1939 Madison Square Garden rally, consistent with the Neo-Nazi/authoritarian sentiment that has taken hold within much of the Republican Party …all in hopes of securing a President-King victory!


National Gallery of Canada spent more than $2-million on severance over period of 2 ½ years

The National Gallery of Canada spent more than $2-million on severance payments over a period of two and a half years, not including payments to four senior staff members let go in the fall, as it parted ways with employees during a push to reorient itself around a new inclusion-focused mission.

Former Director  Sasha Suda



Court Painter strums a tune in the Great Hall of the National Gallery

altering the way that we exist in time…

Eleanor Catton New Zealand novelist in 2013 became at 28, the youngest writer to be awarded the Booker prize.She continues to write.

Comments of interest on the digital world of communication from a recent Guardian interview.

“It seems to me that morality has always depended on there being a difference between saying something and doing it: saying I am a good person and then doing a good action,” she says. This distinction, she believes, has been eroded in our digital world, where you are what you tweet. Five years ago she quit all social media and hasn’t looked back. “I think that it is distorting human nature,” she says. “It’s altering the way that we think. It’s altering the way that we exist in time.”

She compares tweeting to “throwing a paper dart into the void” with no idea who that dart will hit or any obligation to follow up. “There’s no engagement with all of the more human emotional considerations that would come into an actual debate. It’s no wonder that these things become so poisonous and so polarized and so insoluble.”

Also check this out…hot off the YOUTUBE thingy…

Feb 17, 2023 #TheDailyShow The New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author discusses how Big Tech companies profit off our emotions on social media

Jia Tolentino – Breaking The Emotional Cycle of Social Media | The Daily Show


dilemma drama…

Mayor John Tory works the advice line while reading the crystal.

Toronto Mayor John Tory should stay on despite resignation, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says

Premier Doug Ford drops by for tea & Tarot with Mayor Tory

Court Painter displays two recent works.

hot air sales on the rise…

Court Painter has retooled his entire studio production facility to meet the unprecedented demand for paintings that include…you guessed it…balloons!

In a quickly assembled press availability Court Painter and his Press Attache A Hardon MacKay revealed in order to keep up with Court Painter’s rapid production it became necessary to hire more unpaid studio interns to process orders and hire a skilled retooling expert AB, originally from Lethbridge to modernize the studio workshop to meet the accelerated canvas & stretcher output needs. His specialized knowledge of the flywheel is crucial since a flywheel used in an art studio application is two wheels spinning in opposite directions close together, and, when the ball goes in between them, it launches the ball. In a 7:1 gear ratio, for every one rotation of the first gear, the last gear in the sequence turns seven times. Flywheels can be oriented in two main directions and are fundamental to equipping a forward looking and efficient balloon painting studio.

Questions of who the customers are was answered in clipped tones identifying intelligence personnel from both sides of the 49th parallel plus bureaucrats, politicians, celebrities, helmet salesfolks, long care home residents and Chicken Little.

Double down …

Paraphrasing from the article:

It is a strange and singular amalgam, this novel coalition which is not — both authors swear — a coalition. What are we to make of the current circumstances of Canadian journalism?

The National Post features two of the shining stars of vainglorious verisimilitudinous verbosity ,Rex & Jordan in one co authored arrangement of letters made up of subjects, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions & symbols used to separate and clarify the meaning of sentences and written elements. Being busy with other things Court Painter hasn’t read the two headed screed however he guesses it includes declarative sentences (which are statements), interrogative sentences (which are questions), and imperative sentences (which are orders) stewed in the juices of resentment, moralizing, ,nostalgia, freedom signalling horn honking, fear mongering…. predictably long winded ,full of bad advice and run off at the mouth sentences! Whew!

Before you scurry off to the National Post site in pursuit of this speechifying article to witness the verbal slaying of the noble yet slightly flawed NDP leader Jagmeet Singh perhaps you could remember this quote by our favourite bard…

He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

  1. NP Comment
  2. Jordan Peterson and Rex Murphy: Jagmeet Singh is an empty suit, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma 

The NDP leader is sacrificing what his party stands for in order to keep Justin Trudeau in power 

Author of the article: Jordan Peterson,  Rex Murphy

Published Feb 10, 2023  

FRIDA & Frida…

Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute has a new artist-in-residence.

FRIDA, a robotic arm with a paintbrush taped to it, uses artificial intelligence to collaborate with humans on works of art. Ask FRIDA to paint a picture, and it gets to work putting brush to canvas.

FRIDA, named after Frida Kahlo, stands for Framework and Robotics Initiative for Developing Arts. The project is led by Schaldenbrand with RI faculty members Jean Oh and Jim McCann has attracted students and researchers across CMU.


Court Painter is an admirer of the original flesh & blood Frida and has created in her honour Self Portraits as Frida in his analog studio .Court Painter does not allow demonstration videos of his studio activities because the light is unflattering and ages him by 10 years.

Also Court Painter challenges FRIDA to a paint off with Court Painter having one arm tied behind his back!