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Where in the World is Christy Clark?

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BC is burning.

There is no end in sight.

Where the hell is Christy Clark?

Where is our “media”, asking this question?

What would Nenshi do?

Can we trade Christy for Nenshi?

We sure could use some leadership right now,

but we can’t find our leader.

Can you help?

Universal Health Care

Tweet After spending this winter in agony and anticipating the worst of outcomes, I finally went to my Doctor and have bloodwork, chemistry, and all the tests done.

Why did I wait so long?  Fear of not being able to afford the treatment.  Yes, because Health care is not universal, at least not . . . → Read More: Universal Health Care

Dear Angus Reid Forum

Tweet How come you never invite me to surveys anymore?  Is it because of my demographic?  Female, over 45, under $30,000?

Legerweb, same questions for you.  Are you just not that into me?

I haven’t been polled by online pollsters that I belong to, telephone surveys, mail ins…nothing.  Nobody wants to know what . . . → Read More: Dear Angus Reid Forum

Stun News Can Stun No More — Some Thoughts and Questions

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Boys n girls, we have learned of the demise of Stun News. Permanently as of 5AM tomorrow.

How will Ezzy Levant ever pay for his recent law suit he lost?  Something tells the his law suit hit parade would likely continue.

What about Brian Lilley and his chipmunk voice? Would he be . . . → Read More: Stun News Can Stun No More — Some Thoughts and Questions

Be Careful What You Wish For, Justin, Evie & Dimitri Are Not Nice People

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Boys n girls, as I am sure you’ve all heard by now, Evie Adams has defected to the Liberals.  At first, when I read the releases about this, I thought, not really a big deal. I posted an article on my facebook page with my usual quick snarky remarks.  Overall, though, not . . . → Read More: Be Careful What You Wish For, Justin, Evie & Dimitri Are Not Nice People

Eight Year Old Boy Arrested In France For Allegedly Supporting “Terrorism” — Seriously?

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Well boys n girls, my first political post in a long time is here and it may get me into trouble, especially after the Harpercons pass that insanely draconian “security anti-terrorist” Bill C-51 which definitely requires our attention.  As of last Friday, it’s in 2nd reading.  I seriously hope that the opposition . . . → Read More: Eight Year Old Boy Arrested In France For Allegedly Supporting “Terrorism” — Seriously?

The Bell Let’s Talk Campaign: Exploitation, Branding Feel Good Event or Altruistic?

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Boys n girls, the bitch is on her way back, I hope.

Here we are, after 5 years, yet another Bell Let’s Talk Day. A day of Mental Health Awareness. Encouraging people to tell their own stories in order to end the stygma; the taboo.  I had always thought it was a . . . → Read More: The Bell Let’s Talk Campaign: Exploitation, Branding Feel Good Event or Altruistic?

the shift

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Society

needs a fundamental shift

from linear

patriarichal

individual

sectarianism.

 

Towards a lateral

matrilineal

egalitarian

agrarian

-ism.

😉

 

PSA, Life Hacks

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Hi,

 

I generally post about politics, but today, I’d like to share with you what has become known as a “life hack”.  That’s like a shortcut, for all you old codgers out there, who probably already know this.

 

I am of a certain age, as they say.  I like to . . . → Read More: PSA, Life Hacks

Well, it’s finally 2015, Ten Questions for my Candidates

Tweet I have some questions I will put to every candidate in my riding.

1)Will you commit to Election reform?  FPTP is not working.

2)Will you commit to restoring and enhancing the independence of Elections Canada and the Commissioner of Elections to compel witnesses and pursue fraudulent activities in our Elections, independent of . . . → Read More: Well, it’s finally 2015, Ten Questions for my Candidates

Harper’s Year End Message, (with added context).

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Full text of Harper’s Christmas message:

This Christmas, we Canadians have many reasons to celebrate (fear for our children’s future).

We live in a beautiful country, a compassionate (war mongering) country, a prosperous country (hollowed out petro state).

Despite the difficulties elsewhere in the world, Canada’s economy is getting ever stronger (weaker) and . . . → Read More: Harper’s Year End Message, (with added context).

Poverty

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     I woke up this morning thinking about food banks. They are advertising now. Food banks are a relatively new phenomenon. I think they meant well. I think what ended up happening though is that food banks allowed the government to ignore poverty.

     Food bank use in Canada has escalated by . . . → Read More: Poverty

Some of the Things I learned at Home.

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When I was a child, I used to love to make my dad’s lunch. He was a logger. I would line his lunchbox with a paper towel and write a message on it. “I love you”, “have a great day”. I would make him a couple of sandwiches, wrapped neatly in wax . . . → Read More: Some of the Things I learned at Home.

Not Yet a Comeback — The Bitch Ain’t Back, Yet

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Well, boys n girls, I think this is the longest I’ve been away from blogging. Other than the occasional tweet or Facebook posting of an article or picture of interest, and only recently, back to commenting on a few like minded blogs, I haven’t really written or done anything of substance. I . . . → Read More: Not Yet a Comeback — The Bitch Ain’t Back, Yet

Mount Polley, BC Environment Min goes all DEFCON-1

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Apparently, the BC Environment Minister has noticed that her complete lack of action on the Mount Polley tailings disaster is not sitting well with British Columbians.

The Mothercorp reports today a stern sounding rebuke from the Ministry to Imperial Metals to “stop, I say STOP” releasing effluent down what used to be . . . → Read More: Mount Polley, BC Environment Min goes all DEFCON-1

We Had This Place

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There was this place in the world, where we were home.

For a decade, we occupied this place. We brought in topsoil. Slate. Beautiful flatrock. At the time, I worked at a nursery, and I brought in plants, shrubs, trees. Dave made art out of stumps and logs and burls. We stewarded . . . → Read More: We Had This Place

Peace

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Instead of hating, let’s find common ground. What are you for? I am for peace. I feel that peace can easily be achieved by equality. Equality (for me) would be obtained by making a global constitution that included water, food and shelter as human rights. What are you for?

Mt Polley. Where is the Government?

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Oh, that fickle news cycle! Bestie of Christy Clark, Bill Bennett, Mary Polak.

Where the fuck is the Federal Government, namely, Gail Shea, Minister Responsible for Fisheries and Oceans? Yes, Ms Shea, wild salmon spend a considerable portion of their time in our lakes and rivers. Why are you not out . . . → Read More: Mt Polley. Where is the Government?

Mount Polley Update

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Thanks to Laila Yuile, here.

This brings us the first glimpse into life on the ground in Likely, BC. The initial report is here.

Gary E. over at How Bad is the Record also has some thoughts on this, here.

We will not forgive. We will not forget.

Expect us.

Mining, Mount Polley and Ministerial Responsibility

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Two days ago I sent this email to Christy Clark, cc’ed John Horgan, Mary Polak, Gail Shea and Leona Aglukkaq. I have had no reply.

Dear Premier Clark.

You have been absent lately, and the people of BC need leadership right now.

We have a still unfolding huge scale environmental disaster at . . . → Read More: Mining, Mount Polley and Ministerial Responsibility