I would guess that many of you who are reading this discussion know that retired P. M. Stephen Harper sent out a New Years Greeting last week to members of the Conservative Party. Subject: Happy New Year! I did reply to Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper's message: ....Dennis Tate .... January 8, 2017 Dear Mr. Harper: Dear Mr. Jamie Baillie: I have met somebody online who claims that while they were a teenager they wrote SAT and were found to have an IQ of .... He claims to have been courted by the CIA - NSA and his replies on so many subjects are so off the scale brilliant that I personally tend to believe him. I don't lightly squabble with this man..... .but I suspect he is like a university professor who will make a statement, knowing full well that there is an error in his assertion and he is hoping that one of the students within hearing range of him will begin to respectfully argue with what he said. This man was totally in agreement with you on the subject of the F-35 being the best fighter jet for Canada's airforce Sir. Could P. M. Stephen Harper be correct abt the F-35 being the best for our air force? ...... Mr. Harper, it was your courage and chutzpah at the G-8 meetings in 2011 that made it very difficult for me to remain as a member of Canada's Liberal Party. I believe that you and N. S. Progressive Conservative Leader Mr. Jamie Baillie will find the following discussion interesting. I do not support a carbon tax, I have been promoting the financing of large scale desalination of ocean water in Israel, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia and other nations in North Africa and all around the world where people would benefit if deserts were turned green. Thank you for your consideration of these ideas. Dennis Tate p. s. From the Facebook group: Toronto United with Israel (TUWI) The nation of ISRAEL has experienced COOLING in its climate since the 1950's. On a per capita basis they led the world in planting trees and in large scale desalination of ocean water for agriculture, reforestation projects as well as for towns. Israel has given us hope that my obviously well informed online friend may well NOT be correct!