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Friday, July 30, 2010

Razing Arizona


If anyone isn`t outraged with what`s going on in the world they must be blind or stunned.

A massive wave of oil is heading north towards Florida, the oil is down 4000 feet, despite what BP claims that disaster is not even in the 1st inning, it breaks my heart, it makes me angry, over 1billion litres of oil was dumped in the Yellow river in China, the scenes on TV are horrific, their using hand shovels to scoop up the oil, and the fine folks at Enbridge have dumped 3.8 million liters of oil in the Kalmazoo river, the state has declared a national disater, Syncrude has appealed the fines levied against them in Alberta, they were fined a petty amount of cash for slaughtering thousands of ducks that landed on one of their toxic tailing lakes, they don`t even have enough courage to take their lumps, earlier this year the executives ...........were finally found guilty for killing villagers in the bophal gas disaster, it`s laughable, these executives can still appeal and this event happened 25 years ago, the executives are in their late 70s and 80s, they will never see a jail cell.

Exxon Valdez disaster is still in the courts, the oil is still in the rocks, the wildlife, the birds, do a little digging at low tide and there is oil everywhere, and yet Enbridge still thinks there is going to be a Northern gateway pipeline from the TAR SANDS to Kitimat, I am so proud of the people that occupied Enbridge`s Vancouver office, it really inspired me, they will have to kill me to put the Enbridge pipeline through to Kitimat, I have drawn a line in the sand, no more, if they want to move oil the can use the Kinder Morgan pipeline and have more Super tankers in Vancouver, the water and wildlife in the big smoke is almost sterile compared to Haida Gwaii, in fact the fine folk in Point Grey who kept voting for a criminal bastard named Gordon Campbell can watch the super tankers go by their beaches.

I hear idiots like Bill Good and Gord MacDonald promoting Enbridge, talking about all the jobs, I would like to punch them both in the mouth and make them eat their words, there are no jobs, the Enbridge pipeline would cost the north jobs, tourism jobs, outfitters, guides, the 12 full time jobs after the pipeline is built is nothing, how many times must I say this, they talk about mitigation efforts if there was a spill, you can`t undo a spill, Haida Gwaii and the inside passage is not ours to risk, you can`t bring back the Orca when their gone, you can`t gamble with what isn`t ours, the Exxon Valdez was a tiny spill, a tiny Super tanker compared to the big ones, the Valdez spill ranks 36th in the world, a fraction of the size of the large spills.(read about how Enbridge has spilled oil, killed wildlife and poisoned wetlands all over North America here, a good read, be prepared to be shocked and angry)

Tony Hayward is still with BP, they merely moved him to a subsidiary of BP, Halliburton has moved their office to Dubai, the reason for that is under Dubai law corporations only have to keep records for a year, Halliburton through George Bush and Dick Cheney have stolen 1/2 a trillion dollars from the American public.......Bh Bilton and Rio Tinto over threw the Australian Government over a new mining tax, the replacement Prime minister backed off on the tax, both of those companies make billions per year, how dare Australia ask them to pay a little more , it also has recently been revealed that hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani civillians have been killed in these illegal wars, and the Karzai Government have stolen and shipped out of Afghanistan billions of dollars, thousands of plane loads of physical money flown to offshore banks and into the middle east, what the hell are we doing, I don`t like to see Canadian(dupe) soldiers killed in Afghanistan but, it`s not a war, it`s an illegal occupation that will never end, 10 times as many people are being slaughtered in Northern Mexico every year than what get killed in the illegal Afghani war, the war on drugs, I hope California legalizes drugs, all drugs and maybe the bloodshed will stop.

Gooldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, AIG, wall street stole 2 trillion dollars from the American people, they stole, they gambled, they lost, they begged the corrupt Republican party for bailouts, they begged Obama for bailouts, and even during the darkest hour of the economic ponzi scheme Wallstreet paid themselves $10 billion dollar in bonuses out of bailout money, the Republicans, Wallstreet, the corporation, Stephen Harper, eveyone of those bastards will scorch the earth and sell us down the river.

Here in B.C. since the HST 2 mills have closed, unemployment is rising, business is suffering, the consumer has pulled back, the carbon tax, fuel is 40 cents a litre cheaper in Alberta and Washington, truckers are filling up south and east, the businesses along the Alberta border are going bankrupt, eveything we predicted because of the HST is coming true, companies haven`t lowered prices, their not hiring, even CKNW........

The cutting ledge today, the most popular show on CKNW.....From 9:00 am to 10:00 am cknw ran but 3 ads for the hour!!!!!.....Do you get it now Bill Good?.....1 ad in the first half of the show and 2 ads in the second half...1 ad from Speedy glass...1 ad from American express and 1 ad from Molson Canadian.....National companies........

As for Gordon Campbell and the minions, their dead folks, done like dinner, Dianne Watts is out, Carole Taylor is out, the entire BC Liberal party is out, there will be no recovery, in fact today on the cutting ledge even Keith Baldrey conceded that Gordon Campbell is dead, the only one left rooting for Gordon Campbell was Bill Good.........

Maybe Bill Good might understand this........The other reason besides the economy why their ads are down is because the listeners are tuning out , we can`t stand Bill Good pimping Campbell, the whiny squeal from Gord Macdonald, the cackling Christy Clark.

Listen up CKNW...Your advertising will continue to deteriorate, Michael Campbell (Gordos brother) is a hated man, a racist, in fact CKNW is racist, economic racists, political racists, liars, you can either switch sides or fade away, you`re like the Republicans, your base is gone, all you have left are hater and kooks, bitter racist callers.

There will be a double dip recession, unemployment is rising again in the USA, economic activity and GDP has been downgraded to flat, the markets will drop at least another 30%...Or more, the American dream has been shattered, housing prices are still falling, there were more foreclosures in the first 6 months of this year than last year, the ugly Americans are showing their teeth, it`s human nature, the Tea party movement, and Arizona, when things get tough, when people get desperate, the Americans are looking for someone or something to blame, the economic disaster must be Barack Obama`s fault for giving heath care to Americans, or maybe........Or maybe the American woes were caused by Mexican workers, how dare those illegal aliens clean toilets, work the fields, it must be the fault of those dirty illegals, it couldn`t have been say......

Wallstreet, KPMG, arther Anderson, Enron, George Bush, Halliburton, AIG, or the trillions spent on illegal wars, as you know Arizona had a radical new law that Barack Obama struck down, Arizona wanted their police to terrorize, question, to ask for papers and documents from anyone they suspected as possibly illegal, so if you have brown skin and were walking down the street the police could demand paper and IDs for no other reason than the colour of your skin and if you don`t produce the goods it`s straight to jail,......Thank goodness Barack struck it down, the Government of Arizona is appealing to the 9th circuit court of appeal, Arizona has asked for the appeal be fast tracked, the protests have been raging since the law was struck down by Obama, the haters, the racists, the anger is thicker than pea soup fog........

Meanwhile the haters adore the football players making $25 million per year, the movie star making $30 million per movie, they love Wallmart, they love all the outsourcing corporations that shipped their jobs to Asia, why pay $5 dollars per hour for a Mexican worker when you can get an Asian slave for $5 dollars per pay!

Here in BC the mindless drones will cheer a hockey player making $8 million to not stop the puck, subject themselves to search and seizure to watch fireworks, get frisked to watch sports, get a fine for smoking outside, a corrupt Government, banning salt, smoking bans in your own home, carbon taxes, schools and hospitals having to buy carbon credits, students not allowed to pay tuition with credit cards, HST, $6 dollar an hour minimum wage, bit by bit, slowly our freedoms are being eroded while the Corporation scorches BC and the planet.

There is no more time friends, we either make a stand now or there will be nothing left for future generations.

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gordon Campbell`s Propaganda Continues!


Sometimes you don`t have to go digging for a story, having Eyes Wide Open and a photographic memory is a big help, breaking news on CKNW..........

Gordon Campbell stated today at a photo-op that.....

"The Port Mann bridge will not only be ready a year ahead of schedule but also it will be on time and on budget"

Ok friends, are you ready for a belly buster?.........I am laughing my face off and shocked at the same time.....Gordon Campbell must be so desperate or he really has lost his mind, when I heard this announcement today (July 22/2010) about the miraculous 1 year ahead of schedule Port Mann bridge and highway upgrade.......It sounded familiar, where did I hear that before?

First off......The part about the Port Mann bridge being on time and on budget, as you will remember, the MaQuarie group was supposed to finance the bridge and run the tolls, the MaQuarie group couldn`t raise the money, even though the MaQuarie group is milking a $100 million dollar cash cow every year for maintenance on the Sea to Sky highway, despite that cash infusion of tax dollars the MaQuarie couldn`t raise any money for the P3 Port Mann bridge project, so out of the blue Gordon Campbell announced that the Province(the taxpayers)....Would be borrowing billions of dollars and pay for a design build on the bridge, all costs and risks would be borne by the taxpayers and the monies will get paid back in tolls.....

That in itself was shocking, tear down a perfectly good bridge at a cost of $400 million dollars only to replace it with a hurtful toll, the whole exercise is about wealth transfer, .......

Today`s press release...Let`s break it down!

  1. The project originally was going to be paid with private money and paid back with tolls.
  2. The project`s financing was changed from private P3 money to all BC taxpayer money, and again to be paid back in tolls.
  3. When the Province took over financing the project the scope of the project was changed to a design build formula.....What that is ......The company bids a price, the Province agrees to the price, any cost over-runs would be the responsibility of the builders.

On February 4/2009 ......Gordon Campbell announces the start of construction on the New 10 lane,pay both ways Port Mann bridge.......Read that announcement here

So here`s the deal, on February 4/2009 Gordon Campbell announces the start of construction, he has the prices quoted for this "design build" .....A grand total of $3.3 billion for this project...

Could somebody please tell me how a design build project .....As was announced today(July22/2010)....With a price tag in the billions could be A WHOLE YEAR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.........And the price remains the same?....1 years worth of no labour, no cranes, labour costs being one of the biggest factors in large projects, a whole year being cut off the build time and the price doesn`t budge!....

Who is screwing who?...Either the builders conned the Province or the taxpayers are being conned by the Province, take your pick.

How can the price remain the same?

How can Gordon Campbell claim today......July 22/2010 and I quote...

"The port Mann bridge will be ready in 2012, a whole year early and the project on time and on budget" snip

Let`s look at the timeline....On Fegbruary 4/2009 Gordon Campbell announced the construction of the Port Mann Bridge was starting, Gordon Campbell in that February 4/2009 press release also announced the price.........

So perhaps one of my astute contributors could explain to me how on July 22/2010 the project is a year ahead of schedule, on time and on budget?..........

Now perhaps you are wondering why I am hammering on the July 22/2010 date....Well...

On February 4/2009 the Campbell Government announced construction to start on the Port Mann......Let`s cut to the chase.....

Because like I said, sometimes the stories seek me out....Because where did we hear this before, where did we hear today`s July 22/2010 announcement before?...HMMM...

Well April 17/2009 comes to mind......

Because on April 17/2009 there was another Gordon Campbell press conference and photo-op on the Port Mann bridge............

A mere 6 weeks after the start of construction(March 4/2009)......A mere 6 weeks after the construction started a press conference was held under the old Port Mann bridge....And what did Gordon Campbell say on April 17/2009?

He said the exact same thing as today`s July 22/2010 photo-op/press release/slash propaganda....

What Gordon Campbell said...1 month before the 2009 election on April 17/2009.....

"The Port Mann bridge is 1 year ahead of schedule and it`s on time and on budget" snip

We had the same, identical recycled press release brought out and re-ran for the public today, July 22/2010......

You can read the same press release as today`s here....Although this re-ran press release was April 17/2009.

Let`s wrap this up....The identical photo-op and press release happened today, identical to the on April 17/2009, but the questions remain....

  1. How could Kiewit and sons and Flat iron start construction and 1 month after starting construction lop off 25% of the time, the labour, the expenses?
  2. How can the price not have changed, the cost was $2.46 billion for a 4 year build and the price for a 3 year build is the same $2.46 billion.
  3. How can Gordon Campbell hold the identical press release/photo-op ....On July 22/2010 and the April 17/2009 .....They were identical, 15 months apart....Certainly the media can`t be that stupid, can people`s memory be that blind!

So that`s the deal friends, explain how within days of the first shovel going in the ground on the Port Mann project 25% of the time was loped off but the price didn`t change, what if the project went the other way, there is something wrong with the pre-bid.....The admitting it`s going to be a year ahead of time means we got ripped off because....If Kiewet and sons bid on a project of 4 years, they would have placed 4 years of costs in their bid, now it`s gone down to 3 years, but the price didn`t change, WE HAVE BEEN SCAMMED!

And how on earth can Gordon Campbell fake out the media with today`s press release. .....Did not one media say.....Hey, didn`t you say the same thing last year on April 17/2009?....Where are the questions...

I suggest the media starts with how come 25% of the costs like labour/cranes/mangers/trucks/fuel, even the PST was loped off the project and the price remained the same?

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

I try really hard to tell you what I see, and story after story we at the Straight Goods have been ahead of the curve, I don`t even want to talk about the latest scandal, you know, the scandal about the B.C. Government money laundering, all I can say is......What the hell took you so long, a couple of little blogs had the story a year ago, including us.......

I will leave you links from our archives here and here.......... I have been thinking about FINTRAC and the charges against the BC Government, over 1000 charges of money laundering, all in the last year, nothing to do with the on-line BC Casino that was compromised, thinking outside of the box.........

The time line, the charges levied against BCLC occurred shortly before Coleman announced BC`s intention of going into a $9999 dollar weekly on line casino........Think about that for a moment, no other Government in the world has gone down to the gutter for this revenue, at least directly, but back to that time line......

Was that the motivation to set up an arm`s length on line money laundering site, was the motivation for opening this site caused by Fintrac cracking down on a money laundering BC Government?

I think it was, within days of Fintrac filing over 1000 charges against BCLC out of the blue Coleman announces the on line money laundering site......

How it works, it`s quite simple, you put $9999 in your on line account, splash a few chips around then cash out.....Dirty money in, tax free gambling dollars out, even Poker Stars on line poker only allows a $600 dollar deposit maximum......But that number $9999 dollars, 1 dollar short of the reporting requirement, any transaction over $10,000 must be reported, Gordon Campbell set up this on line site to maximize money laundering.

It is my opinion that after Fintrac levied 1000s of money laundering fines against BCLC that Gordon Campbell opted for the big high limit on line casino that would make money laundering so easy that even a "caveman" could do it.......The time line folks, follow the time line, BCLC has never, ever had money laundering charges against it, decades of BCLC being free of criminal charges and a year ago 1000s of money laundering charges levied against them and within days of those charges being levied the B.C. Government announces their on line money laundering service, coincidence, I don`t think so!

"Organized crime has breached the highest offices of the B.C. Provincial Government"

This has Gordon Campbell and Patrick Kinsella written all over it!

A criminally insane Gordon Campbell is scorching the province on his way out, and yes, Campbell is gone, another knife was stuck in his back yesterday by no other than Dianne Watts, the so-called saviour of the BC Liberals....NOT.....

In an interview with the Province newspaper she was asked about running for the Liberals, Dianne stuck the knife deep in Campbell`s back, Watts announced that she is happy with being mayor of Surrey, she said she has more to accomplish as mayor and has completely ruled out a run for premier and she committed to running for mayor again, the next Surrey mayoral race is in 2011......In other words, she`s out!......Read the article here

So again, Alex Tsakumis was beaten down by Grant G.......I argued with Tsakumis that Watts would never take over a sunk Liberal ship, AGT called me delusional, a pill popper, a drunk, the only one who is drunk is Tsakumis, drunk on his bloated ego!

The same Tsakumis has given John Les a free pass and declared John Les a honest and upstanding Cabinet member and MLA....Again, only we at the Straight Goods had the facts laid out correctly....Read about it here

And still on Alex Tsakumis, fat little frog AGT has also praised no other that Kootney MLA Bill Bennett, AGT has called Bill Bennett an upstanding member of the BC Liberals, perhaps he`s right, perhaps Bill Bennett the rude mouth is one of the better BC Liberals, Bill Bennett who offered to buy young people beer in a pub and teach them how to vote, the same Bill Bennett who has cursed and name called constituents, the same Bill Bennett who is a racist against First Nations, the same Bill Bennett who just last week called environmentalists "Eco-Facists"......Read about Bennett being a racist here

And read about Bill Bennett`s latest foul mouth here

Perhaps AGT has consumed too many "Heavy Metals"......It appears that racists, developers, and foul-mouthed little haters, like birds of a feather, flock together!

So one by one the pied piper Gordon Campbell leads each and every MLA over the cliff, so now that Dianne Watts is out! (which was reported here ages ago)....That leaves but one one name left, Carole Taylor.......

I will go through this one more time for Hacks like AGT and the mainstream media, maybe this time they will get it!

Carole Taylor will be almost 70 years old in 2013, she`s dainty, she glides across a room, she speaks with a soft non-confrontational voice, but......She will be 70, she also has a $300K a year gig with the TD bank, she has no need for more money, she has hundreds of millions already, Carole Taylor gifted the banks $50 million per year from the B.C. Coffers before she left, putting that aside for a moment, what would she run on, she is completely against the HST, she vowed never to bring one in, the bottom line folks.........

Gordon Campbell got in Carole Taylor`s face when she was finance minister, she told Campbell to back off and get lost or she will bring the BC Liberals down, Carole Taylor, a woman of class vowed to herself to get the hell away from Gordon Campbell, she did, and despite Carole Taylor not being a fan of the NDP (who can with Carole James at the helm)......

Carole Taylor is quietly laughing at Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals and is enjoying watching Campbell destroy the party, she will not be saving the Liberals, Carole is out, and from one of my sources, there was a touching of wine glasses and a toast at a high end function .......The toast was...."To the death of the BC Liberals"..

"Hell have no fury like a woman scorned"

A clink of glasses, bottoms up and........A smile gleaned across my face.

It`s not a matter of ......If the BC Liberals die, it`s a matter of.......Will anyone show up at the funeral!

Meanwhile you faithful contributors will continue to get the Straight Goods and I will continue to be.......

"The boy Who Cried Wolf"

"Here`s to the Death of the BC Liberals" ..........Bottoms up!


The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open




Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Going Home


Like buffalo stampeding over a cliff or pilot whales by the hundreds who beach themselves and die, I can`t help but see the same inevitable fate happening with the B.C. Liberals.

Who knows why the herd acts as one, group think, I suppose at times there are advantages being part of the herd, but what happens when the leader of the herd becomes unstable or loses his or her way, is that why buffalo will stampede over a cliff, certainly the ones at the back can see the leaders vanish, pilot whales, sometimes with a little human help the whales can be prodded on the right course but more often then not they all will perish!

My posting has been down a little lately, I really ramped it up leading into the HST, fighting tooth and nail and now.........I needed to feel the pulse of the people, time to talk to real people..........And despite the really slow news cycle, there has been a real push by the media to be silent on any news to upset an irate public, in other words the news has been stifled.............

There is something so fundamentally wrong with the B.C. Government paying a king`s ransom to advertise it`s clean energy act and HST propaganda on Canwest global/CTV/CBC/CKNW/Shaw/ and every other media, how can a news media take this loot and retain the ability to criticize or slam the policy, it can`t........I have been paying special attention to the advertising on CKNW and all I can say is wow!

Their number 1 advertiser is the B.C. Government, advertising lotteries, super max, the HST, the clean energy act, by far their biggest advertiser is the Campbell Government, followed closely by the False Creek private clinic, in fact at least 2 private health clinics advertise there, the remainder of ads are from financial institutions, real estate, roofing and restaurants, but the largest contributor to CKNW`s coffers is the B.C. government and private health clinics, of course, as you know the Liberals foisted private health care on us....

How on earth can any "News" media retain any integrity, do any harsh assessments, any beating of the drum would result in advertising dollars yanked, where was I...........

Back to the people, whenever in doubt about the mood of the masses one merely needs to ask, this latest non-news cycle was preceded with a slow media propaganda campaign, that campaign being....:The public will get used to the HST, it`s only a few cents on a cup of coffee, people won`t notice, prices will come down:....

And on CKNW, particularly Bill Good, fat boy Good started his own campaign, I call Bill Good`s campaign promoting his friend Gordon Campbell the.....

"The knee pad strategy"

What that means is this....Billy boy Good dons the knee pads and gets on all four, he chirps, he praises, he spins....A multi layered attack...

  1. The NDP won`t remove the tax so we might as well keep the BC Liberals.
  2. If the NDP were in power other taxes would be higher.
  3. The Government needs revenue for health and education.
  4. What services would the NDP cut to make-up the $1.6 billion dollar transition money.
  5. The HST will help the economy and create jobs.
And Bill Goods finishes up claiming Gordon Campbell is the greatest manager in BC`s history and we never want to return to the dark days of the 90s..........At this point Gordon Campbell is riding Bill Good and beating him like a rented mule....

Billy butt Boy Good finishes off his knee pad campaign by saying, so Gordon Campbell has lied repeatedly, broke his promises, committed election fraud but all that is acceptable because I don`t like the NDP!......

And last week Bill Good had callers phone in and ask his guest about fancy restaurants and patios, and every caller who called in and mentioned a nice food joint Bill Good said...:Oh, I was there yesterday, or last week, on Monday, I like the blue tuna, on and on this segment went with Billy boy talking of his dining agenda.......To end off his show he had a brief radio appearance by no other than Pamela Martin.....A new weekly segment about BCers and what their up to....

So Pamela Martin and Billy boy`s CTV sidekick chatted, and Good said to Pamela....( Why don`t you and you husband bring your yacht to Smitty`s oyster bar in Gibsons harbour for appys, I love it there)

How on earth can these mouth pieces have the gall to tell us to accept the HST, except tolls, except skyrocketing hydro fees, parking taxes, carbon taxes, Translink fees and on and on.

They, yes they, us versus them, class warfare, these pushers of the Fraser institute propaganda, the privateers have expense accounts, free meals, wining and dining while writing it off, hundreds of thousands if not millions per year and.............And they have no idea what it means to be hungry, wanting for new shoes, putting off dental work or medical treatment for lack of money, only buying food and groceries with yellow no name labels or day old sales....I pay special attention when I buy groceries, if it`s not on sale I won`t buy it, no name pop, and it`s not just me it is everyone, if there is a real good sale price on bread or eggs or juice, soup, the shelf is empty, who can afford $4dollars for a loaf of bread?

So back to the people, that pulse rate is high, the public is getting angrier, prices are up, $10 dollars here, $90 dollars there, 50 cents, a dime, the carbon tax, the hydro bill, Translink on property taxes, liquor, smokes, ferries, parking it goes on and on and Damn it friends! ..... The people are....

Not getting used to it, their pulling back, every business I have talked to is down in sales, down in volume, I have been reading opinion pieces from all ends of the Province, also there has been some recent polls, including the last Angus reid poll, the BC Liberals have but 7% support on Vancouver island, it doesn`t get any lower than that, 93 people out of every 100 on Vancouver island would like to wrap their hands around Gordon Campbell`s throat and squeeze and for the life of me.......

Those pilot whales beaching themselves and dying, buffalo stampeding off a cliff to their death, is it a lack of intelligence in the pack, in looking at the BC Liberals they are destined to follow Gordon Campbell to hell, wiped off the map, the party won`t even be a threat come the next election, in fact I could see the party dismantling, you can`t recover from those polling numbers if you don`t change directions radically, and Campbell isn`t budging and the intelligence in the Liberal party????????

Who? Have you noticed the BC Liberal team are made up of dummies....Look at Kash Heed, no brains there, John Les, Mike De Jong(Mr. Ape)...Shirley Bond?...Richard Lee?..Yip? McDiarmid?...Abbot?????...Hansen???....The only one in the entire BC Liberal caucus with half a brain is Kevin Falcon yet his intelligence is that of a Dr. Evil, Falcon is sly, dirty, but so tainted that he could never be elected as leader, it appears that the members of the BC Liberals were chosen because they could never threaten Gordon Campbell in a battle of brains! Hand picked followers, no back bone, no morals, weak, like one of those cults where members follow blindly , that my friends is the BC Liberal party, they are gone, all of them are gone, I don`t think they could elect more than 5 MLAs....And it doesn`t matter who they bring in to lead the zombies.

You can`t judge public opinion from Bill Good`s spin, from chambers of commerce, at board of trade meetings, you can`t possibly know how 90% of BCers live if you`re wining, dining and slurping down oysters at Smitty`s patio bar.

Time to return to the basics, time to rid our Province of the red scourge, time to watch Gordon Campbell lead his trained pilot whales to death on the dunes...

Time for me to be going home to my roots.

The Straight goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gordon Campbell,a 3 dressed up as a 9

According to legislative staff in the Victoria Legislature Gordon Campbell is showing signs of insanity, dimentia, a premier who as of late has been muttering to himself, no longer is the Premier on his game, bursts of anger are the daily norm, slamming doors, avoidance, sneaking out the back door to avoid the press, only to either hunker down in his office to plot revenge on his self-perceived enemies or to be shuttled off to a friendly per-arranged photo-op for another dose of self gratification!

People in the background have quietly become alarmed over an unstable Gordon Campbell, the rumours of madness and full blown insanity are the water cooler talk that dominates Victoria............

I myself realized early on in 2001 that Gordon Campbell wasn`t mentally stable, but now, even Cabinet ministers and MLAs are seriously concerned that their leader Gordon Campbell has gone off the deep end, early on in Campbell`s Government agenda he seemed to have a plan, 2001 announced income tax cuts that turned a $1.6 billion dollar NDP surplus into a $2 billion dollar deficit, followed by a massive deficit in 2002/2003/2004......Massive deficits early on only to have......

  1. The Federal Government restore Provincial transfer payments
  2. Commodity prices shot through the roof, including natural gas rising to over $12 per BTU...(Present price $4.39 per BTU)...Bringing in an extra $2 billion dollars in Provincial coffers each year
  3. Copper, Gold and lumber prices all skyrocket
  4. Capital spending on Olympic projects helps fuel the building boom.

So with fiscal help of Federal cash transfers, the money from lying and selling of BC Rail, to the $600 million dollar sale of BC Ferries to German banking consortium, with all those things happening Gordon Campbell finally ran his first budget surplus in 2005.......he also ran a surplus in 2006/ 2007/2008.....Only to again return to deficits in 2009/2010/ and big deficits projected for 2011/2012/2013.....Only to return to balanced budgets by 2014......

Despite clawing back gaming grants, despite the slashing of the education budget, despite inflicting as mush harm as possible, despite a $1.6 billion dollar bribe from Ottawa to give up our sovereignty, despite the theft of $760 million from ICBC.....Despite all these cash infusions from selling assets and our soul, despite all new infrastructure being put on our credit card in the form of P3s, despite Gordon Campbell not funding anything anymore through general revenue(Ministry of Transportation).......

Despite all the asset sales, the bribes, the theft of monies, BC finds itself in a fiscal nightmare not knowing when or if it will ever wake!

9 years of propaganda, 12 years if you count the Glen Clark term......9 years of the press touting Gordon Campbell as a good money manager, a fiscal genius, a hard nosed bargainer, a visionary when in reality nothing could be further from the truth.....

Even during the 3 years of surpluses (surrounded by 9 years of deficit) something wasn`t right, the smoke, the mirrors, minimum wage remained at $6 dollars per hour when the rest of Canada is over $10 dollars per hour, even during the brief surplus period under the demented one, 70 mills closed, the heartlands(Now known as the Hurtlands) were bleeding jobs.
During one of the most expansive periods of the 21st century BC was bleeding jobs, mortgage paying jobs, generational jobs, but all the underlying evidence that something wasn`t right during the BC bubble was ignored, as long as Natural gas revenue kept Campbell`s budget full nothing was or would be said.......

Everything thing Gordon Campbell has pollinated has died, his failed aquaculture industry that has almost decimated wild salmon, his failed sale of BC Ferries, the theft and crimes of BC Rail, the gutting of BC Hydro, Gordon Campbell`s failed power sales, his IPP giveaway, the days of BC Hydro making any money are long gone, California won`t buy any of this power for anywhere near what we pay for it, quietly behind the scenes all new IPPs doing Run of River have been cancelled, no one will buy it, of course Campbell being deranged and stubborn is still pushing windmill power, but again, wind mill power is all but useless except for those who build it and rape the taxpayer.

Is it any wonder that the reports of Gordon Campbell slamming doors, closing his ears, muttering to himself, threatening legislative staff if they talk, what legacy, is there one item Gordon Campbell can point to and say hey.."I did that"......Failed forestry, failed fishery, natural gas prices flat for the next decade over a massive world glut, P3s and power purchase agreements gobbling up the Provincial treasury........How come the NDP didn`t have to toll the best highway in B.C.? ...The Island highway, the best BC union made highway in the Province, 110KM or better masterpiece, no tolls for the Millennium skytrain, the 200 shcools built in the 90s by the NDP, the Federal Government had cut transfer payments to the Province, commodity prices were low, triple the interest rate of today, even for Government, yet through all that the NDP didn`t use P3s(putting a bigger bill off til the future)..They weren`t speculating away the future on power purchase agreements, the NDP despit the rhetoric paid their way, by far, by miles, by any accounting system practiced the BC Liberals are the worst of the worst of any Government in B.C. history............

No wonder Gordon Campbell is walking with shadows in an empty hallway.

Before the last election, a calm Gordon Campbell had resigned himself to his fate, his lies, his spin, nobody was buying it, Gordon Campbell knew at that time that his Premiership was tainted, he had gone down to the gutter and lied about debt, deficit, the state of the books, Gordon Campbell knew that his budget numbers were the biggest lie ever, certainly one news media, one honest news media would have called him on his shame......So the demented failure knew he was done......... Except????....Except the fat lazy Bill Good who wines and dines with Campbell weekly, a regular guest at the Bill Good estate, except the Vancouver Sun editorial board who gave Campbell a fiscal 2 thumbs up, except David Suzuki,Tzeporah Berman who killed off salmon, rivers, the entire BC eco-system for a revenue neutral carbon tax, except Carole James and her pathetic campaign that even brought up raising the price of beer if elected, I blame all of the above for helping, for pimping, for lying, for their ineptitude in placing back in power a meek man who was not then and is not now mentally fit to run a lemonade stand,..........And even with that, Bill Good, Canwest Global, CKNW .....The enemies of the people are saying so what, Campbell lied, he cheated, what`s done is done....I shake my head in disgust, out of pure ideologue these media would rather promote a mentally deranged lying con man.........

There must be a swing to the left, big business, corporations, lobbyists, backroom players, a rigged game, the public, the masses are decimated, we must push-back, wages, benefits, medical, education, arts, gaming grants, we can`t give anymore, the whole BC economy is on the verge of tanking, and big media watches the masses and the economy swirl the toilet bowl, how dare anyone promote and endorse a mentally deranged man to run the Province?

And I wondered to myself, can`t they see that Gordon Campbell is lying his face off, can`t they read the budget numbers, can`t they see the plight of low wage earners, of seniors, can`t the masses see the brick by brick, suture by suture dismantling of public education and health care, everything in B.C. was smoke, mist, an illusion of wealth and prosperity, almost every senior and middle class homeowner heading to the bank to refinance their lives, the masses giving away their equity in their homes to put groceries on the table and now.....

And now they held their nose and voted for a Premier who they knew in their heart was lying, they wanted to believe, for to not believe was to resign their fate as doomed, within weeks of the election the deficit was re-tabled, it was not $495 million deficit maximum that Campbell swore up and down on, no, the new deficit was over $3 billion dollars, the HST which Campbell and Hansen promised not to do was rammed down our throats, education had over $100 million dollars slashed from the budget, health care was cut Province wide, Kevin Falcon dipped his toes into the Canada health act in a attempt to sell our public health care to Americans, he of course was slapped back!

Everyone who didn`t trust Campbell, everyone who was worried about the truth, everyone who closed their eyes and prayed and voted for Gordon Campbell got what they feared.....

It is no wonder the BC Liberal caucus is in hiding, they have a demented insane man running the ship and they are powerless to stop him, no, they are not powerless they are gutless......Oh Ida Chong, you better go relax over some comfort food, have a lobster claw on me, wash it down with a little white wine!!!....Bottoms up eh Jane Thornthwaite!

I could clearly see that Gordon Campbell already had a mental breakdown pre-election, that vacant stare, those eyes full of lies, the premier`s family in hiding, and then the election was over and.....A massive deficit, deficits for years to come, a new massive tax grab, ICBC cash grab, hydro rates jacked up, useless carbon tax rising, cuts to the poor, the sick, new parking fees, higher MSP fees, rising tolls, jobs lost left,right and center and......

Cue the Olympics, a desperate demented adulterer Premier....."The last act of a desperate scoundrel is to wrap themselves in the flag".........A red mitten wearing, National anthem screaming embarrassment .........Look at me, look at me, I have red mittens, I have the biggest flag, I have the sorest throat because I LOVE CANADA.........No you don`t Gordon Campbell, you love yourself, you love money, you love screwing staff members, you love watching the death of democracy under your watch!

You Gordon Campbell are a complete failure, you were elected to run health care, run education, to guide and prod the economy one way or another, you did not invent heath care(The NDP did) you did not invent education, you had but one job, to protect and keep our health and education running smoothly and you failed miserably!

All that is left in the Premiers office is a shell of a (Man?) ....Out of ideas, controlled by the corporation who knows who and where your out of wedlock children reside, birth certificates, a white-haired prevaricator who sits in his office doing nothing but banging the desk, talking to himself, gulping diet Pepsi by the caseload, a man who now has resigned himself to plotting revenge and attacks as his last unresolved business before he is thrown from power.

A premier who has nothing but revenge left, school funding will shortly be returned to block funding(the reason, enrollment starts to rise next year).....Health....Who needs eye doctors, anyone can give prescription medicine advice, medical specialist on speed dial...Press 1 if you are having a heart attack....Press 2 if you have brain cancer....Press 3 if you have type 2 diabetes....Press 4 if you are having black outs...Press 5 to repeat the first 4 options....Press 6 if you would like to talk to someone who knows a family doctor......Press 7 for eye examination....Press 8 if you are considering suicide, if numbers rings busy please call back later, we are receiving heavy volume of calls at this time, call may be monitored for quality assurance!

Everyone in B.C. including Lara Dauphinee know that Gordon Campbell is a 3 dressed up as a 9! Hey BC Liberals, time to enter the premier`s office with Straight Jacket in hand!

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

Sunday, July 11, 2010

To Kill A Mockingbird

The dog days of summer are upon us, a chance to reflect on a world spiralling out of control.

The worlds a stage and we are the audience, I watch in amazement and wonder am I unique, cannot others see what is happening, global, national, regional, no where can I look without shaking my head in disgust, the last climate summit at Copenhagen, the world watched, the world`s people pleaded for answers, a change of direction, yet all we got was speeches rhetoric and awards handed out, in fact Tzeporah Berman placed a Gordallion around Gordon Campbell`s neck, something more fibrous would have been in order!

Let me be clear, a global warming fanatic I am not but........Water destruction must stop, fish and animal habitat must be protected, eco systems and pristine areas must be kept that way, the best and cleanest technology must be used in industry, but what have we seen, a useless BC carbon tax, an award given to Gordon Campbell, an award to a man that is destroying rivers, killing wild salmon, hiding documents on sea lice, on air quality in Prince George, a premier who has gutted the environmental assessment, a man who would destroy Fish lake and the surrounding Fraser river watershed, a sick demented man who paid Tzeporah Berman to put a Gordallion around his neck for taking money from the motoring public while he pushes the Enbridge pipeline through, the Gulf of Mexico is awash in oil, thousands of miles of coastal marshes, crab and bird sanctuary destroyed for decades........

And meanwhile a green wash premier has the temerity to stand up and accept an award as an environmental visionary, what are we missing people, the Federal environmental assessment has gutted the Prosperity mine at Fish Lake and now the future of the (Gold Trinket watershed destroying project) lies in the hands of the Federal Cabinet, what am I missing, what does Stephen Harper, John Baird, Flaherty, Prentice know about watersheds, know about salmon, acid rock leaching, toxic tailing mines, a backroom decision being made by politicians, the unmitigated gall to change the waters act as a tool to destroy eco-systems, that feeling of being mocked again, I am tired of being conned on carbon offsets, carbon taxes, HSTs, damn the trickle down effect, we the people have been getting trickled on for years and it ain`t rain, give more and more to the corporation on promises of jobs, prosperity when the exact opposite is occuring, I can take anymore Government lies, the spin and utter bullshit from Hansen and Campbell has become embarrassing, stop it already, say nothing, no, they will be spending millions of our money advertising lies and spin!

And here in B.C.....Ground zero for stage plays, the most open and accountable Government, open cabinet meetings, ........And what have we received, torn up contracts, freedom of information office gutted, our Railway sold, our BC Ferries sold, wild salmon assaulted, gag laws ruled illegal brought back pre-election, John Les, Kash Heed, Jane Thornthwaite, Gordon Campbell, law breaking criminals........"I won`t tear up contracts, I won`t sell BC Rail, I won`t privatize BC Hydro or BC Ferries, we won`t expand gambling"......

Even before the last election, "no HST, $495 million dollar deficit,maximum" ......More lies, more debt, more con, more mocking of the public..........

BC Rail trial, let`s look how we got here, a broken 2001 election promise by Gordon Campbell..."I won`t sell BC Rail".......

A pre-determined deal between Gordon Campbell and David Maclean, believe me folks, as soon as Gordon Campbell won the 2001 B.C. Election BC Rail was gone.....The phony lies spread about BC Rail not being profitable, the skewed economic numbers, (Start the stage play).........
Gordon Campbell,Gary Collins, Martyn Brown,Judith Reid Christy Clark, Shirley Bond, Falcon, Bennett, Coleman, Les, Pat Bell....All of them, Basi,Basi, Virk....All of them were playing the game, all the public was being played the fool...The raid on the legislature...Hurrah Hurrah, Hurrah...or was it ....

Or was it a last shot fired by an honest police force now long since gone and corrupted, organized crime, that what the headline said folks, Organized crime had reached the highest level of the B.C. Government.......And then it happened........

The last honest BC Police force was neutered, Gordon Campbell and Cabinet were prewarned and prepared for the raid on the legislature, documents stashed, hidden, tens of thousands of email and correspondence on hard drives vaporized, no storage problems, a large TV box could have stored billions of these electronic files, but that didn`t happen, they were shredded, 6 years of wrangling, legal motions, appeals, secret witnesses for what........

For a mock trial, how can a BC Rail trial take a summer vacation?...There is no trial going on folks, it`s a stage play, an acting school, there is no law in the B.C. Supreme court....Judges come, judges go, 6 years of motions and wrangling, a 2 month trial, a jury, a jury who was prepared for a 2 month trial, then informed that the stage play would last a year,........A summer break!!! Are you kidding me, September 13/2010 is when this shakespearean theatrical display resumes, this jury will not survive the 4 years of trial(stage play)....A prosecutors father approaches the jury for conversation, a prosecutors father who has been at every hearing for years, a different prosecutors daughter is at every hearing for years, these in the know "Observers" dismissed from further hearings!!!!

5 months into the never ending soap-opera.....One witness of 40 through the gate, one witness who will be called back to testify for months more, September 13/2010....And then it`s the winter holiday break, followed by the spring break and next summers 3 month break, and with still 37 witnesses to go, maybe, maybe by 2014 the trial will end, except folks, the jury, the stage play plug will be pulled , hundreds of millions of dollars for a stage play that won`t see the light of day, a jury that will want their life back.....A jury that will crash and burn, for even if convicted all three defendents will get but a slap on the wrist, no jail time, no house arrest,remember, these jurors aren`t judging a Government, these jurors aren`t convicting physco killers or perverts, these jurors are being asked to give up their lives over low-level operatives, how many jurors will survive the summer, fall in love, fall out of love, get sick, a family tragedy, 5 months of stage play, 1 witness, 2 assaults upon the jury, from 2 months to a year, prosecutor`s father jury tampering......This trial will last years at this rate, the jurors will never last.

And has the meda paid any attention to "Amnesia Man" ...Martyn brown?....Who?...

Justice delayed is justice denied, a decision before the next election, not a chance, and through all of this I think about the dozens of lies, broken promises, blacked out documents, missing evidence, concentrated hidden power transferred to the Premier, the gutting of oversight, the Environmental assessments, the BCUC, the law, the courts, the judges, the media, am I the only one who can see the darkness, complete failure by Gordon Campbell, he failed education, He failed seniors, Gordon Campbell has deliberately attacked children, the poor, $6 dollar per hour minimum wage, $2 dollars per hour less than it was 10 years ago, a skyrocketing debt, forestry industry wiped off the map, wild salmon on the brink of elimination, sea lice epidemics, criminal energy purchase agreements, failed outsourcing, a once proud Province sputtering, a premier who has ruined, harmed, assaulted, screwed everything he has ever touched, including his staff members like Lara Dauphinee.

And the Vancouver Sun, The Province, CKNW, Global, CTV, the fat lazy Bill Good, Kirk Lapointe,Keith Baldrey, Crusty Clark, Chris Galis, Gary Mason, Les Leyne, Don Cayo....The editorial boards, everyone of those Tokyo Rose`s will look you in the face and con you, LIE into the microphone, deliberately look into the camera and lie to your face,

"There is no longer a legal requirement for truth or investigative integrity in journalism"

Canwest Global will willingly repeat Government press releases word for word, lie for lie, faith-based propaganda, Canwest Global believes that it can treat the information fed to them from Government as the Gospel truth, no need to verify the simplest of facts, and if it`s a lie which it is 90% of the time, their perceived defence seems to be.....

"Ignorange is Bliss"

No retractions, no clarification, just another salvo of mis-information from the Public-Affairs-Bureau freely wafting through the Canwest/CTV/Corus airwaves

and I find myself being drawn deeper and deeper into the dark side, actually the dark side is what the masses are absorbing everyday, why would the truth be considered the dark side, every hour of everyday the airwaves are full of poisonous lies, remember that old sci-fi TV series :The Prisoner:

The depth of conspiracy, the emails of mystery that come my way, shadow people seeking me out for help, (freeman), Winston Shrout, and their passion or madness, the stories, maybe we have been stolen, maybe these others shadows can see more then I, for I too was once blind, the media, manipulation, the subtle day in day out pre-progamming people`s thoughts, these shadows that seek me out are looking bright, how deep, how far, how long, a mock trial, a mock Government, a mocking media, I don`t know that I will ever be back from the world I have descended into.......I am looking for answers, for truth, my holy Grail.....I am looking for ways to......

"To Kill a Mocking Bird"

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

HST Can`t Save Mill......What were you saying Pat Bell?


A direct quote below from the Conference board of Canada(November 2009)


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British Columbia’s economy is expected to decline by two per cent in 2009, but a recovery is expected to begin in the second half of the year. Real gross domestic product (GDP) is forecast to grow by 4.2 per cent in 2010, due to a comeback in the construction sector, recoveries in forestry and manufacturing, and hosting the Winter Olympic Games.
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I wonder if Pat Bell and the conference board of Canada missed this story here

Because .........It never amazes me, the Conference board of Canada was talking up B.C. in their forecast, you see what they say above....I can tell you for fact they can`t give rooms away at Whistler......May and June have been brutal for housing sales, but the part that bugs me, they talk about a recovery in forestry, well guess what ? Elk falls is closing, hundreds of jobs caput, finished, Catalyst claims because of high taxes, high labour costs, and low commodity prices they can`t run the mill......So today, the first day of BC Taxpayer dollar funded HST ads on all the radio and TV stations


And what Catalyst is saying is true, because of Canadian taxes and Canadian wages they can`t compete with slave labour from China,.......B.C> mills that have closed in recent years haven`t really closed, whenever a BC Mill closes an Asian mill opens to replace it, Catalyst doesn`t care about B.C. workers and community,
All that is true, but so is something else, this mill and operation is being wooed to re-open in China, a promise of low taxes and dirt cheap labour! That`s right folks, for every mill closing in B.C. one or more mill is opening in China....Can you say raw logs going to China, Raw logs and cheap Cants being shipped to China where they are milled and sent back, by milling raw BC logs and cants give the Chinese a supply of pulp!

So much for the recovery, big business cares about profit, BC towns could lower the tax rate in half, the workers could cut their wages in half and still we couldn`t compete with the slave labour traders! Today there is a big problem in China with labour, the peasents have had a taste of money, they like it, slowly there has been "wage creep" in China, the big manufacturers are in a race to automate their factories, robotics, pnematics, completely computerized robotic factories, these corporate goons will look for any edge they can get to cut costs........A lot of companies in China and companies thinking about setting up manufacturing in China are now thinking about Vietnam....In many industries cheap labour will be cheaper than robotics, man is flexible, but can you imagine, the corporate elite will move from $5 dollar a day labour and relocate to $1 dollar a day country in Veitnam.

And how ironic, the day Colin Hansen and Gordon Campbell start spending our tax dollars trying to explain to us dumbasses who don`t understand the tax.....The hypocrisy, how many times has Colin Hansen,Gordon Campbell and Pat Bell said that the HST will save forestry jobs? Too many times too count! Oh indeed..."A boon to forestry"

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Of course we here at the Straight Goods have written many times how lumber prices, pulp prices fluctuate by hundreds of dollars year over year, the HST means nothing to Catalyst, that`s why they are closing up Elk Falls and moving operations to China, cheaper taxes and pitiful wages and human rights. read about China automating their factories and companies looking to Veitnam here.

And I have been watching Australia very closely, BHP and Rio Tinto(Alcan) have launched a $100 million dollar ad campaign against the Australian Government, they have caused one Prime minister to resign, now the replacement is being lambasted by the big mining outfits, Rio Tinto is demanding more capital write-offs and a slashing of a new proposed super profits tax, look folks in Australia the miners have essentially over thrown the Government , a classic coup....this new tax proposed by Australia on mining is only on high profit returns, think about it, Rio Tinto and BHP will still make a fortune, they just don`t want to pay their share, we are not talking high tech, Australia owns the resource, all Rio Tinto and BHP have to do is extract it!......Nothing but greed.Read about the big miners who have taken control of Australia here

What about the HST, how can Catalyst shut down and relocate in China or Veitnam.....Wasn`t the HST supposed to save forestry jobs?

Perhaps Colin Hansen can fly into Elks Fall and explain to all the unemployed mill workers how the HST saved their jobs and improved the economy!

There is another story which makes no sense, the evergreen line, according to Gordon Campbell construction of the Evergreen transit line in Port moody/Coquitlam is on schedule, how can he say it`s on time when they are now saying they will announce who the winning bidder is in the summer of 2011....With completion by 2014....Only a Habitual lying Gordon Campbell would claim it`s on schedule, it was supposed to start in 2002...2003..2004..2006..2007..2009...2010.....But it`s on time....But what I don`t understand, does anyone still believe that Gordon Campbell has $400 million dollars, Harper has $400 million dollars and Translink has almost $400 million dollars and as soon as Translink finds the remaing $300 million they will start building it!!!!....Read about the Nevergreen line here

What bullshit, I mean really, Gordon Campbell went $500 million over budget on the convention center, $1 billion over budget on the Canada line, $400 million over budget on the Golden ears bridge, building a new bigger Port Mann bridge that we don`t need the Campbell Goverment came up with over $2 billion dollars overnight when the MacQuarie group couldn`t raise a dime for the project, so explain why .....

$1.2 billion dollars are just sitting for the Evergreen line.... There waiting for the last dime, how much interest is gathering, how much are we losing to inflation, how much is the new price for the evergreen line when you add in all the HST tax?...Labour,Concrete, Steel, services, every bit of that job is HST able.......So tell me what the new price of the Evergreen line is...or tell me how much the price is going down because of the HST....Personally speaking, the evergreen money has long since been plundered by both levels of Government, or someone show me the money and the interest it`s collecting!

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open