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Monday, October 16, 2017

Bob Mackin, Canadian Glen....and yours truly for 2 must listen to hours, Blogtalk Radio, Wednesday October 18th, 6:00 pm..pst

( updated October 19th...Blogcast archive is up...

https://www.theviewuphere.ca/     the archive is up....  https://t.co/Z0e8lg1QUI    hope you enjoy the chat...)


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen/2017/10/19/season-7-of-tvuh-kicks-off-with-a-bc-roundup-of-the-sad-crazy-new-drab-fab


I've been silent as of late....giving Horgan a chance to govern, a day to day grading will not be my purview....at least not now..

Under the radar, known by few, ....maybe that's best, ....when I started this website/blog....never did it for reward, or fame, was never promised anything, by any side.

My goal was to remove the corrupt BC Liberal party...success, with my own fingerprints knuckle deep in Horgan's surprise victory..

I get to live with that my entire life, hell fury shoes laid at the feet of Christy Clark, a personal touch delivered cold, for once worn, The Straight Goods shoemaker guaranteed Clark was walking away, defeated....reward enough..

This Wednesday, October 18th...6:00 pm(out here on the west coast  PST)..

Site C.....yup, decision time is coming for John Horgan...recent developments on Site C...we learned it's not "on time and on budget"...it's already chasing a $billion dollars over, with less than 25% of the prep work done...with major structural problems rearng up...this boondoggle was already an economic loser at $8 billion...with costs soaring, this project could reach $12, or $15 billion...at that price, BC Hydro will go bankrupt, or ratepayers will...no business case, no buyers of electricity lined up, no LNG and even a wave of electric cars, Elon Musk guarantees future cars will be powered by solar...Alberta won't buy it...LNG in BC is dead..electricity demand is falling....

We will delve into this on the show..

We are going to discuss marijuana legalization...it's coming, but, as of now it's a gong show out there...BC Pot shops are operating a free for all money tree, a tree with endless tax-free leaves...

I sat in a Vancouver pot-shop in recent days...in 2 hours I saw $3k spent on buds..sweet juicy buds(just a general observation)...I have no problem with people selling pot, buying pot..however, we needs bills, receipts, cash registers, we need sales tax paid, and more importantly, we need pot shop employees to be paid proper wages, with EI contributions, Canada pension contributions, income tax, and we need owners to pay income tax on profits..

as it stands right now, it's a free-money, no records, no receipts, a license to print money...this needs to be worked out by Horgan and company, and believe me, the current pot shop operators are going to howl..they will see a dark market, with no controls become regulated, they won't make as much money...doesn't matter, running a proper business, with records, receipts, quality control...there is still room to make good money....

we will also discuss the 8..or is that 7 contenders for BC Liberal leadership...what a mess, all lousy choices, ...

BC Liberals are in big trouble...they won't see power for a long long time, and here's why....

Marijuana is coming,..whoever is in power, or wants to remain in power must cater to that crowd..a huge pot crowd...when I checked out Vancouver pot shops..their customers aren't kids..not yoyng adults..the majority of their customers are in their 40s..50,s..60,s...yes there are younger people too..however..pot is mainstream and voters light up doobies...(as I observed)..

Problem for BC Liberals, they arConservatives, BC Conservatives and federal Conservatives, and..a huge segment of Conservatives are anti-pot...at least in public...BC Liberals promoting pot will lose votes to the upstart(again) BC Conservative party....

Ryan Warawa is a good man, despite his political leanings...

https://twitter.com/warawa

What else...BC Liberal wannabe leaders going to run on no bridge tolls....daycare..more teachers...LNG..yes, many of the BC Liberals are still flogging LNG and they're are backing Kinder Morgan pipeline.....yea, I guess these BC Liberal leader hopefuls are listening..listening to their corporate bosses...sigh....welcome to the long wilderness BC Liberal/Cons...

And we are going to pay tribute to 2 individuals who struck cords, many chords, so many chords were struck it turned into a province wide symphony...

Merv Adey....he had an ability to listen, to disagree with you, without scorn, or mock...he pitched his beliefs and defended them, to the death...

Rafe Mare....what can one say...one word sums up Rafe....it changed his entire life, he abandoned his Social Credit roots, he gave away big dollars by not kowtowing to the corporate sector, when cknw gave Rafe the ultimatum...toe(tow) the line or be fired...Rafe Mare....that one word...

Rafe gave up everything for Salmon, for BC wild salmon..he recognized, he saw the beauty, spirit, he saw B.C. wild salmon for what they are, what they represent, clean water, pollution free rivers, the life cycle, from river eggs to fighting giants, feeding orca, bears, eagles along their way...feeding First Nations forever....Rafe saw the salmon as sacred......

He was right....Salmon blood flows in this persuader's veins too...

We'll have lots more to discuss and you never know who might show up...


My pleasure talking the talk, and walking the walk with friends Bob Mackin and our illustrious host Canadian Glen..

Join us here, linked below, Wednesday night, 6:00 pm....

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Ears Wide Open



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

RCMP, Stephen Harper, False Flag Operation...Will Justin Trudeau clean house, or will the bulge beneath the rug continue to grow?




Gleichshaltung in Canada


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, [Justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca] (and through him all members of the federal Liberal Party Caucus), federal Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould,  [Jody.Wilson-Raybould@parl.gc.ca], B.C. Premier John Horgan [john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca] (and through him all members of the B.C. NDP Caucus), B.C. Minister of Justice David Eby [david.eby.mla@leg.bc.ca](and, following, copies to Canadians).

(cc. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness [Ralph.Goodale@parl.gc.ca])

Dear Mr. Trudeau, Ms. Wilson-Raybould, Mr. Horgan, Mr. Eby – and Canadians contacted:

This (Open) letter concerns the alleged RCMP Criminal Conspiracy and Criminal Breach of Trust in the matter of the False Flag organization and entrapment of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody preparing for, and executing, the July 1, 2013 wholly false “Islamic Terrorist Event” at the Victoria, British Columbia Legislature grounds. This letter requires a reply.

I am obliged as a responsible Canadian to report to you that I have received [July 19, 2017] a letter from The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, in which he gives every evidence of offering support for organized criminal activity by the RCMP – and for the RCMP as an active criminal organization.

I will quote to you here only the first sentence of the first paragraph of Ralph Goodale’s letter, the paragraphs of his letter following it constituting propaganda in favour (I believe any reasonable and prudent Canadian would conclude) on behalf of RCMP criminal activity: “the RCMP must use all tools at its disposal”, etc.

That position, taken – I allege – by Ralph Goodale might well make him an accessory to the crime, after the fact … and, therefore, also criminally responsible.

My letter on the matter to the Prime Minister and others in cabinet asked for a Public Inquiry into the whole matter of the RCMP’s (very probably) highly organized, long-running, criminal construction of the July 1, 2013, Victoria, B.C. faked Islamic Terrorist Event … including the entrapment, subsequent harassment, persistent targetting, and lengthy incarceration of two innocent Canadians unable to confront the massively organized behaviour of the RCMP.

The judgement of RCMP activity was not – as with most False Flag analyses – undertaken by a citizen interest group working (however expertly) with material it gathers independently.  The judgement of the RCMP was made by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce after presiding over a long trial in which the Crown (for the RCMP) presented a large body of evidence which was met by the two Defence lawyers on behalf of the accused.  The lawyers for the Defence applied to Madam Justice Bruce to have the jury conviction erased.  And the result was the 217 page finding (July, 2016) by Justice Bruce which forcefully places all responsibility for the False Flag incident and for the entrapment of two socially impaired converts to Islam squarely upon the shoulders of the RCMP.

Appeal of the finding by Madam Justice Catherine Bruce is scheduled for January 18, 2018.  Canadians will watch with sharp interest to see what preparations the Crown (acting for the RCMP) will have made. 

Canadians must take careful and special notice of the fact that the Canadian State – while declaring its active opposition to persecution on the basis of Identity Politics – has (before and since) the Liberal election to government in 2015, supported what appears to be a U.S.-incited False Flag action used with the purpose of vilifying, demeaning, and making hate-objects of those belonging to the religion of Islam.

The first sentence of Mr. Goodale’s letter to me is as follows:
“Thank you for your correspondence regarding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) use of the major crime technique.” [“the major crime technique”]. Reasonable Canadians would, I believe, take that sentence to mean that Ralph Goodale considers major RCMP crime intended to entrap the innocent and to criminalize them and to mislead all Canadians into believing falsehoods (in this case about the Muslim Faith) is perfectly acceptable RCMP behaviour.

I believe the Prime Minister should ask for the resignation of  Ralph Goodale from the cabinet. His position as a Member of Parliament lies in the hands of the voters in his constituency.

The seriousness of this matter is compounded by the fact that a central organization related to the Victoria False Flag Event is the INSET-E committee at RCMP headquarters in Ottawa.  It brings together CSIS, RCMP, border services agencies, and other police forces. One may assume that other forces than the RCMP were informed about the wholly fraudulent undertaking by the RCMP.

At the present time The Security and Intelligence Review Committee has issued a decision about CSIS spying (wholly illegitimately, it is alleged) on Canadians engaged in peaceful activity related to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project – but the Committee has declared its findings secret. [See the B.C. Civil Liberties website].  The action of the Security and Intelligence Review Agency Committee may well be seen to be the action of a budding fascist organization – for it is saying that a wrongful action by one of its arms may be kept beyond the knowledge of democratic forces in the society, meaning that legality is a function of power, not of law, and that CSIS is not responsible to the normal functions of democratic processes in Canada.

That (and the RCMP behaviour in the Victoria False Flag activity) are a part of what - in the growth of Nazi power in Germany in the 1930s - was called Gleichshaltung. It was the fitting into the legal structures of Germany the criminal (often brutal) activities of the SS and parallel organizations so that Germany, being radically transformed, would appear to be continuing under the rule of law. The parallels with Canada at the present are too obvious to need comment.

From all that can be concluded after my contact with the federal Liberal cabinet concerning the false Islamic terror event in Victoria, the Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau appears to be declaring itself a colonial appendage of U.S. Imperial Globalization, willingly in support of active, organized criminal activity to pursue the ends of the U.S. “deep state” – whatever brutal indignities that support imposes on innocent Canadians. Let the Canadian cabinet prove that conclusion false.

This letter is also addressed to the Premier and the Attorney General of British Columbia – and through them to all the members of the B.C. NDP Caucus.

The present government in British Columbia cannot give assent to criminal RCMP behaviour in the province.  I ask Premier Horgan and Attorney General Eby to discuss this matter in full Caucus and reply to me (and openly to British Columbians) about action they will take on the matter of the RCMP’s (almost certain) highly organized, intricately executed criminal behaviour discussed above.

British Columbians deserve a full-scale, wide-open Public Inquiry into RCMP behaviour in the Victoria False Flag of 2013 and … where relevant … into all other (presently) less visible criminalities of the RCMP that the Inquiry unveils.

I am, respectfully,

Robin Mathews


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The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Monday, September 25, 2017

Laurie Throness and Daryll Plecas-The Sickness and The Sanity and "A Political Masterstroke"




Written by Grant G


What a fascinating last 6 months, a never ending election, missteps, bad political advice and toxic rot that infected the entire BC Liberal Party

Lots of nasty chatter in regards to Daryll Plecas taking the position of Speaker of the House, Liberal party huffed and puffed and now have tossed Daryll out of the party, constituents who voted for Plecas under a Liberal banner are shouting recall recall recall...words like betrayal, traitor and worse...

Fascinating, hypocrisy, revisionist history, and.....and time for a dose of The Straight Goods..

BC Liberal braintrust....seems to me, Liberal Party members believed they could trust the backroom brains of those chosen to lead and direct the party to another glorious election victory, but unfortunately a lack of brains and bad political advice led to hubris rising from the shadows to decimate the BC Liberal Party...

Who is the real traitor...Patrick Kinsella who guaranteed to deliver 6 Surrey ridings...Shane Mills who drove around in a nasty rental truck, stalking John Horgan like a deranged paparazzi...

Emile Shceffell who tweeted a raging defense of Christy Clark's fake hacking of the BC Liberal party website accusation she made against the NDP...when he knew, when Clark knew, when the entire BC Liberal Party knew no such hacking event happened..

There was also the real Christy Clark on display when she blew off  "I am Linda" and accused a regular voter of being an NDP plant...

BC Liberal braintrust, now there's an oxymoron....Sharon White....Mike MacDonald...Brad Zubyk...Shane Mills...these wizards felt no shame and didn't hesitate to bring in Laura Miller, a BC Liberal braniac who is under criminal charges for deleting government emails and documents in Ontario, criminal charges and BC Liberal braintrust welcomed Laura Miller to the team......and in thinking about it...Laura Miller epitomizes the sickness that has inflicted the Liberal party..

Before Daryll Plecas accepted the position of speaker, Laurie Throness put on a display his inner most desires for British Columbia, ideas that include selling $70 billion dollars worth of crown land to pay the provincial debt, including shipping low-income British Columbians to the boonies of our province to find cheaper housing, and a plan to build monuments, entire mountains carved into statues and the like, a claim that tourists would flock here to stare at a carved mountain, and stay in fancy new resorts directly below the carved beast....

Laurie Throness had many more ideas......Sickness was on full display in Throness's British Columbia vision..

Daryll Plecas, a smart educated man, a criminologist by trade, fascinating, a criminologist as a member of a governing party that in my opinion engaged in crimes against the public..

Rich Coleman scoffed when asked if BC's wildwest of political donations would be a factor in the election....Coleman told BCers that we don't care....Sickness had spread..

Christy Clark, the $trillion dollar LNG fable, a fable that fell, no LNG, no money, no prosperity fund, nothing but tax dollars spent on nothing...Christy Clark's appointment of "well known trougher" Gordon Wilson, a sponge now suing the province(taxpayers) $5 million dollars for...for what, no LNG company was going to hire a tired 70 year old trough-sucking retired flip-flopping politician...Sickness inflicted Gordon Wilson(long ago)...

Christy Clark also appointed boy toy Brad Bennett to the chair of BC Hydro after her fluke 2013 election victory....Brad Bennett who showed the public that he too was inflicted, taking time off from his appointed job to campaign for the woman who appointed him, turning crown corporation BC Hydro into a political football..

The public noticed, thinking people of British Columbia could see and smell the BC Liberal rot..

Daryll Plecas a "traitor"...a "backstabber"...."unethical"....hardly......Sanity drove Daryll Plecas to make the proper decision..

Christy Clark and the BC Liberal hierarchy presented a throne speech....Throne speech number 1..Then the election came, she didn't win,,

After the recounts, after Andrew Weaver chose to side with John Horgan.....

6 days before Christy Clark's throne speech number 2....Christy Clark was asked by our Mainstream media if the upcoming throne speech was going to deviate from her first 2017 throne speech...Clark answered "no".."no changes"...

A week later Christy Clark....after devising a new scheme with BC Liberal braintrust(?) presented a new throne speech, now dubbed "the clone speech"....Christy Clark and her handlers threw out everything the BC Liberals campaigned on and stole, offered, copied and plagiarized everything in the NDP and Green Party platforms...

A desperate attempt to cling to power....Clark dared, taunted and mused in the legislature to the Green and NDP members that if they didn't support her throne speech BC was going to be thrust into a summer election and the public will take their wrath out on Greens and NDPers....it went further, BC Liberal party operatives a day before Clark's second throne speech was defeated..(clone speech number 2) threatened Andrew Weaver...They told him that he and his Green party would be decimated in the soon-to-be-new election if he didn't vote in favour of Clark's flip-flop throne speech....Andrew Weaver being an educated man, free from BC Liberal sickness scoffed at their threats...

And after a week of one-sided clone speech debate....The sanity in our legislature threw Christy Clark to the curb....

And what came next is one for the comedic history books....

Christy Clark pouted to Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, Clark begged Guichon to give her a new election, Clark blustered that the legislature was unworkable, can't work...it was a pathetic display, the "sickness" was oozing from Clark...For Judith Guichon does not live in a cave, Guichon had to read the stolen throne speech, she witnessed Clark's political games, Guichon heard Clark's not so subtle threats to opposition members..

Guichon told Christy Clark in not so many words to..."hit the bricks"

Christy Clark also told the media, and it was mentioned multiple times in Clone speech number 2 that the people of BC want parties to cooperate and work together.....well..

Daryll Plecase did just that, he took the role of speaker, Plecas decided a functioning legislature is more important than remaining in lockstep with the afflicted, sick, lost their way BC Liberal political party....

Who was, who is the real traitor...with Christy Clark and the BC Liberals defeated second throne speech,...near everything the BC Liberals presented in throne speech 2 is now...water under the bridge, Liberals will oppose all those NDP and Green ideas...proving once again, that Christy Clark and the BC Liberal braintrust was doing nothing but lying and game-playing in a feeble attempt to cling to power...

The Sickness and the sanity....

Hubris..and that old saying....."revenge is a dish best served cold"

Andrew Weaver has been dubbed "the kingmaker" by choosing John Horgan over siding with, and keeping the corrupt BC Liberals in power....Andrew Weaver had no choice, he's educated and he recognized the sickness that had inflicted BC Liberals from top to bottom, he had no choice but to choose Horgan and the NDP....However, someone had to get Horgan in a position to be chosen...

And.....The real "kingmaker" is yours truly......Hubris is on display, visionary, and.."revenge is a dish best served cold"..

I wrote in 2009....Before John Horgan was on anyone's radar, before he was NDP leader, before the NDP even needed a new leader...I wrote this..

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https://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2014/04/john-horgan-british-columbias-next.html

"Anyway, I`m not easily won over but I`ll tell you what, I was so impressed with John Horgan years ago and he has gotten stronger, better, sharper, he so impressed me I wrote this story in January 2009, a full year before the NDP cleansing, Carole was still in charge, the NDP were united, I wrote a hypothetical story about John Horgan becoming the new NDP leader and I find it a bit of a coincidence, I dated my hypothetical story (authored by Vawn Pawmer).March/15/2010...I was only out a year, I also wrote this story as well, it was called, "Born to Lead" and again that was well before any NDP infighting, that story was dated March 11/2010...A year before the squabbling.

Maybe I knew something then, like a vision, John Horgan emailed me at the time about those two stories I wrote last year, he thanked me for them, he was very gracious but he told me over and over again,"

"The job is filled and Carole James is our leader"

I respected his solid support of Carole James especially since at that time I was very critical of Carole James but I remember like it was yesterday, in our email conversation, I told the Honourable John Horgan....
You were born to lead, you have a rare quality that can`t be manufactured, it`s a gift, use it, you have a unique karma, you don`t know it yet but you will be premier of British Columbia.
And the man has answered all my questions I`ve asked of him ever since, he`s not in my riding but he still answered all my requests and promptly, not just automated responses but thorough responses with clear details, Horgan does not hide, he`s a straight shooter and I fully endorse him and I hope all you fellow NDP members will support John Too!"

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So...The Straight Goods....Grant G...Brian G recognized the talent and future potential of John Horgan...

I did mention hubris

Beside me creating this site..The Straight Goods....for many years, before I had this website...I was a political hawk..a regular caller to cknw radio....Friday show Cutting Edge of the Ledge with Bill good, Keith Baldrey and Vaughn Palmer....Bitter Brian was a regular all-star caller, I challenged those three closet BC Liberals, warned of run of river, warned of the bankrupting of BC Hydro and warned of almost everything the BC Liberals were doing...I called in regularly on Sean Leslie's Sunday cknw show....indeed, BC Liberals hated me for my scathing radio rebukes, still do..in 2005, and the run up to 2009..and the run up to 2013 election, without fail cknw barred my phone calls, ....BC Liberals ordered me radio silent, and cknw was complicit....

Hubris is coming fast folks...

Merv Adey, one man made a difference, my friend, my ally, my kind hearted digitial warrior near single-handed stopped the BC Liberal government's false LNG ads...Merv complained to the CBSC (Canadian Broadcast standards council)..and Merv won...Merv Adey got the ads pulled..

Bigtime Hubris..

I also made formal complaints...I complained to the conflicted conflict of interest commissioner Paul Fraser over Brad Bennett, Christy Clark's BC Hydro appointed chairman when he took time off his BC Hydro duties to join with Christy Clark(on the bus) and campaign, including campaigning for Site C...it was inappropriate, and wrong....Paul Fraser....he's conflicted, my complaint went nowhere..

But there was another complaint made by Grant G...to the CBSC..My complaint was against Christy Clark when she was on radio, on CKNW...

I mentioned my website....Early on, I wrote about BC Ferries, the dismal economics, the debenture, I wrote how BC Ferries, loaded with debt, debt they acquired to funnel money to the BC Budget($500 million dollars)..so Gordon Campbell could claim a balanced budget...Gordon Campbell shielded BC ferries from prying eyes by turning BC Ferries into a quasi private company....

Nevertheless...I scoured BC Ferries audited fiscal statements, wrote many articles about...then, along came David Hahn, Gordon Campbell's BC Ferry appointed CEO..The million dollar man...

When the public found out that Hahn was making a $million per year the public raged...

And guess who came to David Hahn's rescue(tried to come to Hahn's rescue)..Christy Clark, on cknw radio...

Christy Clark started her segment by saying...."under David Hahn BC Ferries was bringing in $500 million in profit per year.... "...Clark rambled on, propping up the notorious David Hahn...but, everything Christy Clark said on CKNW radio during that David Hahn segment was a lie...and I could prove it!..

More Hubris....

I immediately called into Christy Clark's show, I was first caller up(Bitter Brian from garden bay)..

I told Christy Clark, on air that...BC Ferries isn't making any profit, in fact BC Ferries isn't bringing in enough revenue to cover their operating costs and interest payments on their debt....

What happened next was, as it turned out to be,..PRICELESS...Christy Clark, on air scoffed at me, blew me off, called me wrong and hung up...

Well, not one to be deterred...I emailed Christy at her cknw email address..I sent link after link on BC Ferry documents proving they were broke, and that no profit was there at all, let alone $500 million per year...

I told Christy Clark in those emails that she had to retract her BC Ferry and David Hahn claims...Clark ignored me and...

and I complained to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council about what Clark said...I won my complaint, Christy Clark was forced to retract on air..

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2010/12/christy-clark-spins-and-lies-on-her.html


Hubris...bigtime hubris acometh...So is the Straight Goods....

So, Christy Clark had to retract, on air......the Bitter Brian/Grant G saga with Christy Clark doesn't end there...

The date of this next Hubris inciting event was...late in 2009....the lead up to our 2010 Winter Olympics, and, cknw,  like most radio stations, they give away prizes to phone callers...well, listening(from garden Bay)to cknw...The Christy Clark show...Nick, Christy Clark's cknw phone guy...he announced on air....caller number 8 wins 2 tickets for Olympic opening night at Molson Hockey House...

I counted down...5..4..3..2...1....and dialed, it rang...Nick answered and said..

"congratulations, you are caller number 8, you win, can I get your name please"..

When I said...Brian G(Grant G) from Garden Bay....Nick interrupted me and said, "you can't win, you are Brian from garden Bay... "   and I swear, Christy Clark heard what Nick said to me on the phone and she started screaming, ..."hang up on him, he gets nothing"...and Nick did just that..he hung up..

I was furious...I called cknw station manager Tom Pasteras and told him what happened...he assured me I would get my Olympic prize...

The clock was ticking, a week went by, no tickets..another week, no tickets, I phoned and asked where my prize was, I was delayed again but assured I would get my tickets...I invited a close friend to join me at this one of a kind Olympic event...The clock kept ticking...3 days before opening night I received a call from a cknw staffer...I wasn't getting Olympic tickets, I was getting a substitute prize...

2 tickets to see Don Rickles at the Riverrock casino in Richmond at a much later date and a Whitespot food coupon...I was pissed...I gave those tickets away to a family member, not a fan of Rickles and wasn't interested in going to the Riverrock casino.....I had to disappoint my friend and inform him that we weren't going to any Olympic event....Christy Clark was exacting a childish form of revenge, because I made her retract on air...(for lying)

I heard through the grapevine that Christy Clark insisted that CKNW not give me a prize..to appease Clark and not to totally fyck me over cknw offered up the substitute prize...

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2010/02/christy-clark-and-cknw-rigged-radio.html


I mentioned Hubris and "revenge is a dish best served cold"

Vaughn Palmer called Jogn Horgan's toll elimination promise during the election a "A Political Masterstroke"


"They cancelled tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges, thereby keeping the promise that upstaged the Liberals at the outset of the campaign and helped switch several seats in Metro Vancouver.
A political masterstroke"  Vaughn Palmer...September 7th/2017
Mike Smyth in print said Horgan won power by promising to dump the tolls..
Keith Baldrey said the same thing....Toll elimination won Horgan power...Here is part of what Baldrey said..
"First came the official confirmation by the auditor-general that the last fiscal year ran up a huge $2.7 billion surplus. That’s right: “billion.”
Then came the NDP government making good on a key – perhaps “the” key – election promise by scrapping the tolls on two Metro Vancouver bridges by the end of this month.".....Keith Baldrey August 28th/2017
A political masterstroke and hubris on full display...
Who is the architect of that political masterstroke.....Grant G and The Straight Goods..
I've had many a conversation with John Horgan, I've given Horgan a ton of election advice and on March 6th'2017 I wrote this to John Horgan...the first letter in a series of letters as to how to win the election...Toll elimination, the initial letter was followed up by many more, ..letters were followed up with phone calls to Horgan and his constituency assistant...
Here is that first letter on toll elimination, dated March 6th/2017....and ...I NAILED IT PEOPLE!
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To: john.horgan.mla <john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca>
Sent: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 8:38 am
Subject: winning the election

To:john.horgan.mla Details 
Hello John...Brian G here...The Straight Goods...Do you want to win the election? Need a game changer? 


"Daily traffic on the Port Mann varied in 2016, from a low of an average of 103,000 drivers last January to a high of 140,400 in August. The old Port Mann Bridge averaged 127,000 drivers daily. At three per cent annual growth, the amount of vehicle traffic would more than double by 2050.

The B.C. government’s optimism for the future stands in stark contrast to the Port Mann’s current, sobering, financial statements. The bridge earned $145 million in toll revenue last year, which was quickly eaten up by $142 million in interest costs on the debt, $38 million in operating expenses and $53 million in depreciation, leaving an $88 million net loss"






Do you see that......Port Mann brought in 145 million in toll revenue...Golden Ears bridge brought in a fraction of that...all totaled, tolls brought in roughly $200 million dollars(Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges)



That is a drop in the bucket.....just imagine if the tolls were eliminated?...BC Guv would have to pony up the $200 million, maybe $300 million and actually start paying down debt...But think what would happen if the tolls were eliminated....First off, traffic flows would revert to back, toll jumpers/toll evaders would take the more efficient traffic route...traffic on Pattulo bridge would fall, likewise on the Alex Fraser..congestion in the tunnel would be ease too..



But more importantly, traffic would flow better.....even better, those paying thousands of $dollars each year would spend that money on food, restaurants, new TVs, etc etc etc....All that toll money would flow into the economy, that would create jobs, it would also create fairness, those who are tolled against those who aren't..(no toll on Sea to Sky highway)....



It would also drive more potential homebuyers to the valley, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Chilliwack.....

The BC Government can afford to eat the loss of toll money...

Also, a small fortune would be saved by eliminating the Port Mann corporation, the collecting toll infrastructure, cameras and counters..

Times 2...another set of toll collecting infrastructure for Golden Ears bridge....Translink pays the Golden Ears bridge tolls...Translink would realize savings too...

Removing the tolls would reduce red tape(port mann corporation and golden ears bridge..Treo).....Removing tolls would ease traffic everywhere....removing tolls would help the overall economy, that money spent on tolls will flow into the economy...removing tolls will bring a sense of fairness back to road driving, and fairness as to where one lives....

Lastly....Removing the tolls will win you Maple Ridge riding.....Mission riding...and a few more Surrey ridings....it will garner votes in Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver....a win win win.....Making John Horgan Premier of B.C....

Yes, the BC Liberals will squeak and scream about the cost to government..so what, the tolling experiment has been a failure..

Counter the argument with..growing the economy, restoring traffic flows to historic norms, reducing traffic on the free crossing, ..creating jobs, creating fairness...

$300 million is nothing John Horgan..if you want to find a way to pay for this election promise(I don't recommend paying for it with new fee)...how about a 1 cent per litre tax on on fuel, a dedicated fund for bridges and bridge replacement?...

Personally I would not add a cost.....run on fairness, on reducing traffic on free crossings...on putting more money into the economy..run on people buying homes south of the Fraser who work in Vancouver....., John, you will be puting over $2000.00 back in the pockets of those ply those toll bridges, or more....

Call me......cell phone...

This is a winner idea John Horgan....And the present tolling structure is an unfair loser...

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(The above letter, for the sake of privacy I removed my email address and my telephone numbers, and put the lettering in italics). also in that above letter, I linked, and cut and pasted a snippet from a Province Newspaper article on tolls..

There it is folks....Everything I promised would happen with toll elimination did happen...That letter was followed up with other letters, as in how to sell it, how to counter the arguments BC Liberals will make....it actually scares me on just how accurate it was....

I couldn't post anything on toll elimination until John Horgan pulled the trigger and announced it..Horgan kept toll elimination promise out of the NDP election platform...We were both worried BC Liberals would poach our toll strategy ..although, I knew BC Liberals couldn't match toll elimination without admitting their tolling policy was unfair....think of the anger drivers would feel, the ones that have been paying $thousands per year if all of a sudden, to hold power Clark and her Liberal team eliminated tolls....Liberals were boxed in....

I mentioned Hubris....

Grant G..Brian G...literally the first to recognize Horgan's talent, first to call John Horgan premier to be, before he was even leader of the party, before the party even had a leadership race to replace Carole James..

And the part that is absolutely delicious....

Being the one who first called Horgan ..Premier to be...in 2009.... the one who made Christy Clark retract on air for lying, and the one who's rightfully won Olympic prize was taken away by Christy Clark, her petty vindictiveness of full display.......

and being the architect of the toll elimination writ period election winner that brought down Christy Clark and ended the 16 year BC Liberal dynasty...

Hubris....indeed..

"Revenge is a dish best served cold"



Christy Clark....BC Liberals

You've been......Thunderstruck!




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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Where is John Horgan?...Affordability in Canada, Seniors Living in Poverty, Provincial Clawbacks and Medical Necessities




Written by Grant G

I received an email from a regular reader of The Straight Goods....

The man, a senior in a residential government run carehome emailed me...asking me to talk to John Horgan about an issue that affects many low income seniors....The man's frustration was on two fronts...the first being, clawbacks....there are many seniors in British Columbia who are on, classified as disabled,.....those on provincial disability receive about $1100 provincial dollars per month...

These disabled seniors, many if not most also receive old age Canada pension, OAS pension pays approximately, if eligible for all the federal benefits is approximately $1600  .....the problem is...every single dollar of Federal money is clawed back by the province.....not $1 extra dollar is handed out by British Columbia....I am aware that many seniors receive less money...the point being..if a seniors has been labeled disabled by the province,.... receive approximately $1100 dollars...if same senior is entitled to $1200...$1400... $1600 per-month of Federal money...That $1100 is clawed back, all of it..

Leaving these seniors, without one extra dollar...and in expensive British Columbia...$1600 per month...$1400...$1200 per month is he poverty level...

Also troubling Mr. Hearn.....

He attempted to contact many in the new John Horgan NDP government...only to receive automated responses, multiple attempts over months and all he received back was a cold automated response...

That's why Mr. Hearn asked for my help...wanting me to talk to Premier Horgan..

Affordability in B.C......$1600 dollars all in monthly income in British Columbia is well under the poverty level...those in government seniors facilities surrender the bulk of their monies

Mr. Hearn is wondering why 100% of his OAS is clawed back....why can't a single dime of extra money go to these poor seniors....Mr Hearn does not care if there's a means test...meaning, if some seniors have other incomes, or a large financial portfolio or cash coming in from business, investments or other sources of income....they don't need the extra income...

But as Mr. Hearn explained to me....where he's at...besides being a month to month pauper, living on the margins, he's not alone..

Mr. Hearn is wondering why John Horgan, who campaigned on making life more affordable for struggling BCers....is not only silent on this issue, but even refuses to engage one on one...

I have to agree with Mr. Hearn, on both counts and more....

Mr. Horgan.....Why can't seniors of little means keep some of the disability money...$100 per month...$200..$300 per month...something? Anything?

There's another issue involving seniors......those seniors that have no income except Federal pension money or Provincial disability money...have no taxable income..

My mom(who has no taxable income)...for my mom to stay in her home, ...a stairlift was required...a adjustable hospital bed...hand rails...CPAP...lift chair.....

All of those items...totaling over $10,000.00......those items are tax deductible.

The problem is....if the senior(s) have no taxable income.....there is no ability to write off, or deduct from taxes owed...in other words...poor seniors who need medical equipment to stay alive, or stay in the home have to pay the full shot, out of savings or borrow the money..

While wealthy seniors with taxable income can write off those medical necessities, poor seniors get nothing...nothing but the bill...

In my opinion, this is wrong...wealthy seniors theoretically get these items free.....poor seniors with no taxable income have to pay, or leave their home....

Mr Hearn is wondering.....wondering why John Horgan, who campaigned on making life more affordable is ignoring this burning issue among poor seniors....Mr. Hearn is also wondering why the John Horgan government is ignoring him....emails to many members of the Horgan government....emails ignored, no human response back..just a cold automated response that the email was received..

I phoned Mr. Hearn .....we had a lengthy conversation....we discussed the issue...seniors in government care homes with a mere $200 per month left over..no money for CPAP machines, or in some cases, functional wheelchairs, or powerchairs

Is that the best British Columbia can do...the best Canada can do...

It's always the case, those with wealth can access all the rebates, tax deductions and more, while the poor have to pay..and those seniors who can't afford to pay...they have to do without...

My questions to you premier Horgan......are you prepared to allow poor seniors to keep a little bit of their provincial disability money and stop the 100% clawback..

and lastly....Premier Horgan...are you prepared to offer cash credits to poor seniors who have no taxable income, cash credits for medically needed devices purchased....items like wheelchairs...hospital beds..CPAP...stairlifts...etc etc etc...

Premier Horgan.....you have Mr. Hearn's phone number..and you have all his emails, not one answered...

Are you prepared to make the simple, easy changes to make life more affordable for poor seniors with no taxable income...

Or will you merely punt the issue to the federal government and do what the BC Liberals have done over the last 16 years...ignore the problem..

Mr. Hearn came to me because he believes I have the ear of the premier....well, I do when it comes to getting Horgan elected....we'll see if that ear extends to issues that affect regular British Columbians...

You talk the talk John Horgan.....

Time has come for Premier John Horgan to.....Walk the walk..

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

LNG, A Bridge Fuel Too Far

LNG - A Bridge Fuel Too Far with Grant G

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We are back on the BC Series with Grant G (@Realmediavoices) returning with more of The Straight Goods. The fantasy world of LNG being the saviour of British Columbia, and the Clark government, has never been further from reality. But you would never know that listening to the hype coming from Victoria and the corporate media.
First it was Japan being the customer to be fleeced after the Fukushima disaster. Premier Clark boasted of being able to gouge them for all they could. Then Shinzo Abe was elected, Japan is back to nuclear power and that market is gone. Then it was China, the emerging energy market of the world. Surely they would line up to be taken advantage of. China is the world's largest producer of renewable energy, has 25 nuclear power facilities under construction and has built or is building 5000 plants that can use natural gas or coal. Both of which, due to fracking, they have in ample supply. Let's try India then. Well, it turns out that BC LNG is about the most distant energy source as you can get, is overpriced for India, and competitors have BC beat before they even start.
The global glut for LNG is expected to last until 2025 at the earliest and prices reflect that. And that's for operational suppliers, which BC is not. Expecting billions of investment for a dirt cheap commodity? Think again Christy. Minister of Fantasy Rich Coleman has no more tales to spin. The BCLiberals are out of markets, investors and time. Projects with controversial approval will likely never happen, Some principals are trying to sell them off before even being built.
The trillion dollar saviour is a dime store novel. BC energy resource revenue has dropped like a stone. Hiking ICBC rates ain't gonna cut it. The time for change has come and not a moment too soon.
get some background at Grant's site http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/
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