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It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

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This is it folks. Now is the time. We cannot afford to wait for some future theoretical Election to happen, where the outcome will do nothing to change the trajectory of turning Canada into a kleptocracy.

Let’s face some facts here. Even if the country, at least the 70% of the . . . → Read More: It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

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I shouldn’t have to open this post with I’m sorry for Flaherty’s family’s loss. That is a given.  In fact, I can empathize. I have lost people recently.  I really hope Flaherty’s family finds the strength to continue with their lives.  It’s one reason why I haven’t really spoken of it on Thursday . . . → Read More: Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

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Well, boys n girls, one week before the election. Advanced polling starts today. After the sparring on Facebook and Twitter with other Quebec Anglos who are progressive as to why the Quebec Liberal Party doesn’t deserve our votes and that yes, there is indeed a choice in voting.  Yup, I’ve heard all the . . . → Read More: Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

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I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.

First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice?  Perhaps where they all basically agreed with each . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

“Water, Water Everywhere…

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…and not a drop to drink.”

Update at bottom of post

 

I live in a rural area of the Capital Region.  Residents are not serviced with water here, you have to figure it out for yourself.  I am also a renter, or lessee, thus, not in a position to finance a . . . → Read More: “Water, Water Everywhere…

Exxon CEO Just Loves Fracking So Much, He Pulls a NIMBY

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I know what you’re thinking boys n girls (assuming you haven’t caught yesterday’s news, naturally),  what do we have here?  You read right, Exxon Mobil (company big on tracking for shale gas) CEO, Rex Tillerson just pulled, well,  to steal my friend, Bina’s description, Shit You Couldn’t Make up if You Tried.   . . . → Read More: Exxon CEO Just Loves Fracking So Much, He Pulls a NIMBY

Haters Gonna Hate…

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Seems to be the new buzzword these days.  It sounds like an excuse to me…

 

This morning I was talking to a friend who is an immigrant from the UK and has spent 2/3′s of her life in Canada.  This person is fully engaged in Canadian life, issues, politics.  She is a . . . → Read More: Haters Gonna Hate…

Sell Out. End Game Edition.

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Under the convenient cover of Rob Ford’s very public downward spiral this week, our governments, Provincial and Federal, have been busy dismantling our Public Trust.

 

First comes the news that Christie Clark has miraculously come to an agreement with her pre-election nemisis Alison Redford on pipelines through BC.  Even though none of . . . → Read More: Sell Out. End Game Edition.

Dear Corporate Apologists and Harpercon Cheerleaders…

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Dear Apologists and cheerleaders,

You all keep saying “Let’s see what the Investigation turns up on the Lac-Megantic disaster” or “Before we do anything, or  add new regulations, the investigation isn’t over!” Or my personal favourite “Blame the Fire fighters!” Or blame the lone conductor!! Off to the fainting couches with you!!

While . . . → Read More: Dear Corporate Apologists and Harpercon Cheerleaders…

Environment Canada On GeoEngineering

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Recently I wrote a post about Chemtrails.  It was arguably the least read, shared, commented on post I have ever published here.  No wonder, to contemplate such evil is right up there with 911 conspiracy theory or alien reptilians, right?

 

Today, I came upon a blogpost by DesmogBlog that contained Freedom of . . . → Read More: Environment Canada On GeoEngineering

Chemtrails, Contrails, Pollution and the 100 Mile Diet

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Hey.  Have you looked up lately?  Seen persistant contrails polluting your sky?  Do you have one of those friends on your facebook newsfeed that goes on about chemtrails, weather modification and HAARP?

 

If you have heard of these “conspiracy theories” and researched them, then you probably know they are true.  So I . . . → Read More: Chemtrails, Contrails, Pollution and the 100 Mile Diet

Lies and Spin, BC Liberal Style (Not on the Radar)

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Christy Clark (or rather, her lackey Terry Lake) declared yesterday that the BC Government does not support the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline at this time.  Immediately, this news was plastered over all the media.  Environmental Orgs from Dogwood Initiative to Greenpeace trumpeted the news.  The War is Over!  We won!

 

Well, before . . . → Read More: Lies and Spin, BC Liberal Style (Not on the Radar)

The Language of Oppression

Tweet Muzzled.      Our Scientists.  Civil Servants.  Librarians and Archivists (?  Yes, you read that correctly, Librarians and Archivists).  Our Members of Parliament.  Journalists.  Activists.  Charitable and Environmental Orgs.  Have I missed anyone? I have a problem with the way muzzled gets used these days.  In this Governments actions and in the casual way . . . → Read More: The Language of Oppression

Kill Bill

Tweet As the sun sets on the BC Liberal Party and the decade long theft of our assets, the fire sale intensifies. As Harper sells off Kits Coast Guard Station, Christy Clark seems intent on privatising our commons, our forests.  Lungs of the planet, pride of the west coast, our cultural identity. Bill 8 . . . → Read More: Kill Bill

FIPA

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I signed this letter designed by LeadNow today and added my comments (in italics).

 

Dear Honourable Christy Clark, I am concerned about the impacts of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) on British Columbians.

If the Canada-China FIPA passes, China’s companies could sue Canada if any Canadian government – including our . . . → Read More: FIPA

Who Audits the Auditor, and why it’s not news…

Tweet Deloitte and Touche. Auditors of Attawapiskat. It turns out, for one of the 4 largest Auditing Firms on the planet, this firm has faced alot of critisism, charges and fines.  After the 2006 election, they were forced to retract their audit of the Conservative Party of Canada.  From the Ottawa Citizen

“The Conservative . . . → Read More: Who Audits the Auditor, and why it’s not news…

A Crisis in Canada, an open letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Tweet To Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA Your Majesty;      The situation with Parliamentary Democracy in Canada is at a crisis.  I’m sure you are well apprised of the allegations against the current Government, led by Stephen Harper.  Proroguing Parliament to avoid questions of Confidence.  Twice.  Contempt of . . . → Read More: A Crisis in Canada, an open letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Harper’s Problem

Tweet Stephen Harper has a little problem. Her name is Theresa Spence.  She is Chief of the Attawapiskat Nation and she is tired of being bullied.  In fact, she is not going to take it anymore.  On December 11, 2012 this leader started a hunger strike.  Her demand is simple.  She wants the Prime . . . → Read More: Harper’s Problem

Yay! We’re Number 58!!!

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No! Wait, you mean, we’re not #61?  Damn! Stevie spiteful must be telling ol’ Petey Kent, “Try harder! people at the other side of the world are beating us to the bottom!

H/T Pogge

Oh, Ritzy Ritz! You Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do!

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Quelle Surprise!

It appears that CFIA inspectors were ordered to turn a blind eye on carcass inspections.

Read and weep, boys ‘n’ girls.

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Paging Ritzy . . . → Read More: Oh, Ritzy Ritz! You Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do!