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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Man Who Destroyed the BC Liberals

Fascinating to say the least, the Cheshire cat and his army, remember that saying, "Revenge is a dish best served cold"

Bill Vanderzalm not only spearheaded the HST tax revolt but he also drove Gordon Campbell out of the Province, albeit to a cushy gig in London, and the more I think of it he actually did much much more than that, and for that we all owe Bill Vanderzalm a debt of gratitude.

What might I be talking about?......Bill Vanderzalm has destroyed the BC Liberal party, the HST, the referendum, the results, the threats and ultimately the consequences, for now teachers get zero pay increases(even though they rank 5th in Canada by province in pay) because the HST was voted down and that goes for all public servants including paramedics, and the HST will be the Governments excuse for cutting services.....

Bill Vanderzalm has threatened to mobilize his army if the PST isn`t reinstated much quicker than the 19 months to March 1st/2013...

And I would like you all to remember this quote from the Friday press conference in regard to the HST defeat.....Both Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon stated and I quote...

"The public has spoken, the HST was defeated, it`s time to move on" snip

But George Abbott just stated today that teachers get zippo for pay increases because the HST is gone.


Maybe you are wondering why I enlarged and put in bold the word gone, that answer is simple, the HST isn`t gone, theorectically the HST could be here for another almost 2 years, so how on earth can the BC Liberals use the HST defeat in 2011 as an excuse for shitting on everyone when the tax is here until 2013?

The Christy Clark caretaker Government is prepared to collect the HST for almost 2 more years and almost 3 years in total for a cash grab of roughly $ 1.8 billion dollars over that time frame and that`s not counting the $2 billion  dollars per year business will be getting(Big business)......The extra cash in this grab is more than enough to return the Feds the bribe money(our money).....

Harper will sacrifice many seats in BC if he doesn`t concede on forgiving the money, Harper also believes his gains in Ontario will make up for his ultimate seat losses in BC

Let`s examine the dynamics and remember that Friday quote from cluck cluck Clark...

"It`s time to put the HST behind us and move on"

Harper has been pushed into a corner by Bill Vanderzalm...Campbell is gone and the Christy Clark caretaker Government is blaming every shortfall in money, every wage negotiation, every healthcare disaster and every damn thing that Gordon Campbell put his hands on is also going wrong and bankrupting the Province and all Christy clucking Clark and her sinisters(typo error intended) can do is blame the HST.

The HST is like "stink on a monkey"...It ain`t going anywhere, the BC Liberals can`t get out of their funk until the HST is gone and the PST returned, it will linger on and on and drag the Liberals into extinction, the more they use the HST as a crutch the more their support will wane and as a result of Gordon Campbell pollinating our crown corporations they will continue to bleed money out of BC, it`s a no win situation that gets worse and worse over time and I haven`t even got to the fun part yet.

The truth be known is that the BC Liberals haven`t given up on the HST yet, Harper is steadfast to keep the HST and is pressuring the BC Liberals to keep the HST........ and if need be to fall on their swords with the BC electorate, Stephen Harper doesn`t care if the BC Liberals flame out and get decimated over the HST....The tax is that important to Harper`s big business buddies, his corporate friends carry more clout with him than does Christy clucking Clark......And there is one more thing Harper has calculated that will keep his steadfast support and defence of the HST .....Harper has calculated that the BC Liberals will lose the next election anyway so just ram the tax down British Columbia`s throat and be done with it, that is the message from Ottawa to Christy Clark, Harper will not speed up that time line for the sole purpose of putting pressure on the BC Liberals to keep the tax....This is really getting entertaining and there is so much more.


The Province itself, next year, the year 2012 will be a very slow economic year with the HST hanging around, $ million dollar homes in Vancouver, all vacation property, all big private sales on boats and vehicles, services, renos, the broke and already in debt average British Columbian will wait to save large cash, there is no doubt about that, even restaurants won`t recover fully until the HST is gone, we are talking about turning the province of British Columbia into the basket case of Canada, we were dead last in Canada in economic growth over the last year with the HST, I guarantee that we will be dead last again and again until the HST is gone, the whole of the province will suffer as a result of the tax fiasco and that "stink on a monkey" will remain for The Christy Clark caretaker Government until we are extricated from this tax uncertainty, also, it won`t just be the people screaming at the Government, business will suffer and they too will be asking, demanding a faster transition to a tax system, either PST/GST or by crook the HST....The business of BC can`t wait 19 months.

That $billion dollar smile of Bill the BC Liberal Terminator Vanderzalm could light up BC Place by itself, my hats off to you Mr. Bill Vanderzalm.

"revenge is a dish best served cold"

Bill Vanderzalm, the man with ice in his veins!


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Monday, August 29, 2011

We Are Not Alone/ We are 6 Billion Strong and Growing

We as a collective group have reached the crossroads of change, Greece, the UK, the middle east and yes, British Columbia......

For far too long facist leaders have been spinning their voodoo economics, I admire  and greatly appreciate the perspective of a Mr Ed Deak , he talks about wealth transfers and wealth theft from the masses, the man has lived under the tyranny of brutal facist leaders, today in the west we don`t call them facists, we call them Republicans and Conservatives, the title might be different but their goal is the same, WW I and WW II were waged on foreign soil, WW III will be waged everywhere, including here in Canada.....

I was listening to Sean Leslie(filling in for John Macolm) this afternoon, Bill Vanderzalm is threatening to mobilize his army if the PST isn`t restored much faster than the 2 year time-line...Sean Leslie asked for listeners to call in and express their views on a speedier demise of the HST and....And I was shocked with what the staged callers had to say, one woman called in and said..."The Government should stall and delay and collect as much tax as possible".....Another caller said that there will be a short term boom as business spends money but in 4 years BC will crash and die...And then there was the most interesting and disturbing call...

A man called in and said...."I was on holidays when the referendum results were announced and was horrified by the outcome"....He went on to say that his wife is a public servant feeding off the public trough and he was far from finished, then the man said that his short term, medium term and long term business plans are screwed with the demise of the HST, and this bozo was just getting started....For what he said next almost floored me, he said as a result of the HST being voted down, and I quote....

  "I laid off an employee and another position is tenuous"

Let`s examine this phony caller and dissect it....

The first thing this Chamber of Commerce stooge said was...."He just returned from holidays"....Well, he obviously isn`t suffering, how many fixed income seniors and minimum wage workers can even afford holidays...And then the man called his wife a trough sucking public servant with COPE, does that sound realistic to you?...How much of his wife`s public money has gone into his so-called business, who knows....Now let`s really rip this SOB and get to the guts of the matter....The vote went down on Friday, we thrashed the HST and won handily, but, but the Jim Dinning group and Birdbrain Falcon have stated that the HST will be here until March 1/2013...A whole 19 months away, so think about this kind, caring thoughtful employer, he said he laid off an employee because the HST was rejected yet the HST is still here, and possibly here for 19 more months, and he is threatening another so-called employee(slave) and stated that his job is "tenuous" .....What a kind caring employer is this, he returns from holidays and whacks an employee with the excuse it`s because the HST was voted down, ....If it doesn`t make sense it isn`t true, it was a staged call from the Public Affairs Bureau, and a very poorly thought out staged call at that, these cry babies just don`t quit...

This is a very common occurrence with CKNW and with Ben Meisner`s radio show, phony PAB callers pretending to be real people.

Class warfare, that is what`s going on, Harper is scared, the Republicans are scared, Facist Governments around the world are scared but those fearing the new reality the most are the elitists, the rich, the spoonfed members of society....There wasn`t one media outfit in Canada that didn`t by a wide margin endorse the HST, not one, so where did the public get their information?

From us, the internet, the blogosphere, it`s absolutely ironic that the corporations built the devices that will ultimately bring them down, the modern Trojan horse, the Ipad, tablets and computers, that genie will not go back in the bottle.

Can you imagine where we would be today if the internet never existed, I do, we would be in the dark, left to rely on a corrupted media controlled by the same corporations, we would be helpless, blind and naive, there is a backroom push going on right now as I write this, a push to end internet news being reported by freelance writers, a group in Quebec is attempting to give accreditation to only those special enough to be club members, this group wants these special journalists to have sole access to Government stories and anyone who hasn`t been given the two thumbs up by this group are to be labeled as kooks.

And if you think I`m crazy, if you recall, last year Stephen Harper`s Government tried to pass legislation that would allow TV news personalities, Radio voices  and newsprint writers to spin, distort and lie without any consequences, the legislation went too far, infact there was a provision in the legislation that said....If a news broadcaster lied and was proven to have lied would face no penalty unless...Unless the public was harmed, and just how is "Harm" to be measured....You can lie about taxation, you can lie about anything on air with that legislation, the bar was set so high that ethics and morality in journalism would have vanished, a news broadcaster would have had to have told people to jump off the Lions Gate bridge and tell them no harm would come to them.....

Thank goodness Harper couldn`t ram that legislation through but....But now he has a majority and....

A source from back east has told me a new version of this draconian legislation is being worked on as we speak, Harper controls the media in Canada, the mainstream media, the last threat to Harper`s agenda is  internet news, Al Jazerra, the Tyee, BC Mary, Ross K and even The straight Goods..

World war III won`t be tanks and bombs it will be food, water and your ability to purchase these items, the BC Liberals 0 0 0 mandate for all employees is just the start, that mandate was here before the HST was defeated, remember our paramedics, now Falcon and PAB spinners are claiming it`s because of the HST defeat nobody gets anything and there is another stealth taxation assault being planned as we speak, perhaps you heard of the municipal auditor general, the BC Liberals are going forward on this and you might ask what is the purpose, that answer is simple....Shifting the property tax burden from corporations to the homeowners, Powell river, Port Alberni, Campbell river have already made concessions but it`s not enough, and the reason I say this is.....

As it stands now municipal Governments are not allowed to run deficits and they are already audited every year and that information is made public, so what other possible purpose could there be for a municipal auditor general?...

Think about the timing of this proposal, the Government knew when the first HST referendum ballots came in( Early July) that the HST was being voted out, this is a backdoor maneuver to give authority to a BC Liberal appointed auditor General that trumps taxation decisions of local Governments....

Salvo after salvo of stealth attacks against a not-so naive anymore public, we are but in the first leg of this battle, it`s going to be ugly and at times we will feel helpless and alone but as a group, an interconnected worldwide group of information distillers we will prevail....

Anyway, cue up the CKNW audio vault and listen to this staged call from the public affairs bureau, it`s good for a laugh....The segment is between 4: 35 pm and 4:53 pm(August 29th)....the staged caller I highlighted starts at exactly, 4:47 pm, I urge you to listen to these fake calls organized by the BC Liberals.

I`m not sure if I will have anymore posts until next week as I am getting ready for a road trip to Vancouver island.


Anyway,  I would like to thank all of you for the kind words and ask you to bear with me through this personal emotionally trying time.....War we will wage, we`ll use words, ballots and if it comes to it......pitchforks


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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cutting the Gordian Knot


 The politicians, the Bill Goods, the investment class, the silver spoonfed elitists, they don`t understand and never will accept the new reality of factual information finding its way to the masses...

I listened to Money Talks this morning, I was expecting a poutfest from Michael Campbell but apparently he has flown to London to conspire with the Gordian nut, with bodyguards in tow.

These BC Liberals, they don`t quit, after every scandal, after every bad story rather than coming clean they launch a new phony spin, for example, yesterday when liver lips Clark was having a press conference rather than show any contrition she tried to turn it into a partisan attack against the NDP, in fact she stated yesterday...

"Adrian Dix was the architect of Glen Clark`s economic plans in the 90s"

Really?...A lowly young member of Glen Clark`s office staff was actually the Premier of BC, who knew!...Also, in Crusty Clark`s press conference when asked about the riding by riding results and the socio-economic class split on the HST she said.

"West Vancouver has always voted for free enterprise parties".....Christy Clark can`t use the name Liberal anymore, infact the BC Liberal party brass has advised all their MLAs to avoid the name BC Liberal at all cost..

Global, CTV, Canwest, Black press, CKNW, Vancouver Sun, the Province, the disgusting Opinion 250, lackeys Baldrey, Palmer, Felcher(Fletcher), Bill Good, Gord MacDonald, Philip Til, Sean Leslie, Chris Galais, you name the name in media and they all with very few exceptions lied and pimped for the BC Liberals and the result....

We didn`t listen, we beat the big media in a slam dunk, $100 million dollars minimum was spent by the elites to save the HST and they never even came close, and that friends has put the fear of God in their minds, we made history, the story went national, it went around the world, our efforts prevailed, you all made me proud, I don`t know how many HST fact stories I wrote, perhaps 30 or more, I and 5000 others canvassed names, no money, a grass roots volunteer movement, no we aren`t Taliban, we aren`t Tea party, we are Canadian, we are proud, we would rather die than bend over for Gordon Campbell or Michael campbell....

What we have in Canada and many other places in the world is a corrupt media, they lie on air, their cousins and wives and family members are employed by the Government all in the name of currying favour, Sean Leslie`s wife works for PAB..Pamela Martin for Christy, Rebbecca Scott, Stephen Smart, Baldrey`s wife works for the Liberals, and there are no less than 2 dozen members of PAB that have direct ties to the family of media, it stinks, the Government put a stop to retailers scamming the lottery games and actually prevent them from playing the games in their own store, shouldn`t the media have the same criteria when covering stories, Government stories, I think so, so does Harvey Oberfeld.

The media failed us, not one big media ever asked these questions about the HST..How come it took the Jim Dinning independent panel that studied the HST to tell us that the HST was not revenue neutral but a $600 million dollar tax grab(not counting the $2 billion dollar yearly tax shift)...Where was the entire Ministry of finance, why do we have a ministry of finance when we need a three person independent panel to reveal facts, not one person in media asked that question and the Jim Dinning panel games are continuing after the HST died...For example, Kevin Falcon has cited the Dinning panel`s number of 18 months to 2 years to untangle the HST, my question to the Fraser institute led editorial board of the Vancouver Sun is this...

Why do we need a minister of finance or ministry when the only one with any answers is Jim Dinning and his two cohorts?

Why indeed, why hasn`t it been mentioned that the bribe money from Ottawa($1.6 billion) was money the Federal Government borrowed from the taxpayer to give us, let me put it this way, put BC`s $1.6 billion dollar bribe onto that tally sheet(The bottom of that sheet) and when Ottawa pays off the $700 billion dollar debt preceding our little tidbit then we will pay off the bribe, for Canada like the USA will never pay off the national debt.


The Gordian Nut, now bear with me, Gordon and Michael Campbell increased BC`s debt by $40 billion dollars in 10 years not counting future obligations, the BC Liberals are running huge deficits, what Government in their right mind  while running huge deficits would take $3 billion dollars yearly from taxpayers to give to Big business?

If the province wants to give more tax breaks to the corporate world they can, but they can only do it when they have a surplus, until then hit the bricks!....Natural Gas, several years ago when the gas was trading for about $12 per BTU the BC Government was reaping about $1.7 billion dollars in royalties, natural gas has tanked, the price is well under $4 dollars, the Government take on natural gas after offering royalty relief is about $200 million dollars per year...That market price will come back in time, in the meantime until the price goes up there is no rush to giveaway a finite resource, when it`s gone its gone...

The big business cry babies, the mining outfits are mad, they claim they aren`t competitive without the HST, well, I tell you what, when gold drops to $1000 per ounce and copper falls to under $1 dollar per pound we will give you tax breaks, right now commodity prices are at record highs and if these companies need help now well,....Well what a load of bullshit....The head of Forestry council called the HST defeat "Catastrophic"...He claims business will flee to Ontario for the HST...Really, let`s see, does Ontario have any dirt cheap pine beetle infested trees for sale?..No they don`t, how much money to ship trees from Ontario to BC for further transport to Asia?....It wouldn`t be feasible would it....How about our coal exporters, will they move to Ontario, the trans-Canada shipping costs dwarf any HST savings...Nobody is going anywhere...The movie industry in BC has flourished, they flourished when the Canadian dollar was 65 cents compared to the greenback, we have been at par or near par for years and years, they survived, Ontario 3 years ago trumped our movie tax credits with an even bigger tax credit to the movie industry, they cried and howled that the sky is falling and the BC Liberals caved and matched Ontario`s race to the bottom number, now the HST and the movie boys are hamming it up for more sop....

They shot a movie once, in my home town, everyone was in it, for miles around, including me, it was filmed partially in Garden bay, it was called Vipers, it was about mean old deadly snakes, the movie company paid us extras a whopping $8 dollars per hour, minimum wage, BC`s minimum wage is and has been lower than Ontario`s minimum wage for years, the movie business had that advantage too...Go ahead, leave, take your effing studios and go film in Saskatchewan, or Bangladesh, the movie boys can make oceans and rain forests, majestic mountains and stunning scenery in their studios,....The movie business can cut their own costs, perhaps Johnny Depp and Tom Cruz could appear for $30 million a picture rather than $60 million, have any movie prices dropped anywhere after any of the financial gifts?...Not a chance..


And it all falls back to the corporate scum that caused the current world economic collapse, and the bought and paid for media that reports the propaganda as news!

The Christy Clark jobs agenda, that`s all I hear, well that and families first(the first to get screwed)...Has the media asked any questions about this so-called trade mission to India and China?....Can anyone tell me what we can sell to Asian or Indian people`s?...We don`t make cell phone, we have no manufacturing, we can`t compete with slave labour in the manufacturing of clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture, we don`t make one damn thing that those countries would buy so this trade mission means promoting more destruction of the land, selling more coal, more wood, more farmed fish, there is zero job creation going down that route, existing coal mines either ramp up or down production, is Christy Clark`s job plan to open up 100 new coal mines for producing coal for export, for even if 100 coal mines opened up it would create but a few thousand jobs, and the hypocrisy, carbon tax this you scoundrels, no carbon tax on millions of tonnes of coal but charge your own school boards and hospitals for turning on the hydro powered lights....You can`t make this stuff up....And the failure of the media, well that game is over, for billions of words were foisted on the public from the media in support of the HST and we, we the people and the new real news media online trumped them, and we`re just getting started!


Anyway, I nominate Jim Dinning as new BC Finance minister and if we hire his two panel associates we can eliminate the entire ministry of finance, after all, we don`t need a second ministry of finance echoing Jim Dinning on all matters related to finance.

Politics in BC have changed forever, the BC Liberals are dead, the Baldrey`s and Palmers and Goods are dead to the masses and if Jim Beatty or Stephen Smart want to fill the void of honest journalism they better start now, for if not I and my fellow writers will blow you away..



"Turn him to any cause of policy,
The Gordian Knot of it he will unloose,
Familiar as his garter"...Shakespeare

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Friday, August 26, 2011

WE WON!...The Day the HST Removal Begins

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it Michael Campbell...Mike Jagger...Christy Clark..and Sam.....


Thanks everyone, thanks Dad for keeping the faith and giving me courage to speak..

Thanks Bill T..Bill Vanderzalm..Thanks Cherylb..Chris Delaney...Thank you British Columbia voters..

Falcon has stated that March1st/2013 the PST will return to its former self....That just happens to be 2 months before the next scheduled election...

That tells me that Christy Clark will hang on by her fake fingernails for 2 years with no mandate...If that is her plan, good, the BC Liberals will go the way of the Whigs, who?

And anyone needing any comic relief, tune in tomorrow and listen to Michael Campbell squeal like the pig he is on Money Talks...Saturday morning(8:30 am to 10:00 am)




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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

With Renewal Comes Removal/ Christy Clark Swan Song

It`s almost pleasing in a way, in a sad sort of way, look at the pure optics of the BIG British Columbia picture, here we have Gordon Campbell getting positive press and airtime, in fact James Moore was praising Gordon Campbell today on CKNW and the irony, the oh so glaring irony is that BC is falling apart at the seams with BC Hydro now financially cooked, BC Ferries going tits up and falling behind on their credit card rate interest payments and....

Dave Cobb of BC Hydro has clearly stated that IPP contract power that the Campbell Government forced BC Hydro to buy is the reason for their financial woes.....BC Ferries would save tens of $millions per year on their debt if they were a crown corporation, nothing but wasted money for the sake of maintaining Gordon Campbell`s fiscal illusions, even the $million dollar David Hahn can no longer hide the numbers at BC ferries, BC Ferries is a disaster, the HST is a nightmare, BC has been the laggard province of Canada since the HST was rammed down our throat, non existent job growth, no prices fell, a ill-fated gaming expansion when gaming reached saturation in 2007 and will continue to fall, all of these presents Gordon Campbell left BCers and the BC Liberal party.....Sheesh, I never even mentioned the theft of BC Rail from the people and crimes against the environment....

Jane Thorthwaite...Donna Barnett...Kash Heed...Pat Pimm.....None of these people will be running for Christy Clark...Barry Penner and today Ian Black quit the party, those last two names Penner and Black are young, very young indeed, both in their prime, both are the most partisan NDP haters the Liberal party has, there will be several more retiree/ defectors before the year is out...The writing is on the wall for Christy Clark, election defeat, radio gig dead, a political has-been, when allstar players in their prime quit the BC Liberal party nothing more need be said, the BC Liberal party is dead, perhaps nobody has told Christy Clark that yet, the Liberals are now polling on the provincial election, a company called probe-it or probit....They called last night, the BC Liberals are toasted and the polling will only confirm it, but for me, the funny sad part for both we the people and Christy Clark is everything that is going wrong in BC is stuff Gordon and Michael Campbell laid their hands on! Christy Clark`s has no defence against the financial tsunami approaching BC, a tsunami that was spawned by the Campbell brothers! ..

The BC Hydro disaster...Translink disaster...BC Ferries disaster..BC Rail crimes.....BC Justice/corrections/...Education...HST...Fish farms...on and on, everything Gordon Campbell touched is going bankrupt and raping the public, all these wealth transfers from the public to the private sector, the Gordon/Michael Campbell led BC Liberals killed not only British Columbia but themselves, can`t you see the glaring irony....Gordon Campbell collecting his BC pension plus another $1/4 million per year as High Ambassador to the UK, a chef, a driver, security, a lifetime gig living as a lord in posh London while British Columbia gets buried by his deals, his theft, his crimes, a corrupt Government that stole countless $billions from Joe Average, the Campbell`s locked us in these contract thefts for decades and the very same rats who followed like mindless sheep and abetted the Campbell brother`s crimes against British Columbia are now fleeing the ship, deserting and I can`t blame them, even the 200 person PAB can`t put out the fires, Christy Clark will never win an election, in a way I almost feel sorry for her, yes she was a brutal education minister, yes she voted lockstep with the criminal Campbell but who could of imagined the depth and scale of the Campbell brother`s betrayal of British Columbia...

I`m reminded of something my dad used to say when we watched the legislature, ...

"These MLAs, these Liberals, how can they vote in lockstep with a madman liar, don`t they have souls, children, family, how can they stand up and lie and then vote against the public good"

And if you think about it, how many BC Liberals truly believed these IPP contracts at 6 times the spot market rate locked in for decades were a good deal....How many BC Liberals thought screwing around with BC Ferries, stealing BC Rail...The HST....All those mindless sheep BC Liberal MLAs and cabinet ministers followed Gordon Campbell down the road to hell when anyone with half a brain could see that they were not in the public interest...

With renewal comes removal, we as a Province can`t move forward until the BC Liberals are removed from office, and with the legacy of financial time-bombs Gordon and Michael Campbell left BC will continue to explode, poor old Christy Clucking Clark, her last two press conferences, she returned from holidays and appeared on radio friendly CKNW`s Sean Leslie show,  and what was the big announcement...Well she announced Maybe a fall session, maybe a fall election and her big announcement was....Drum roll please....A jobs trade mission to Asia on a unspecified date in the future...Holy Guacamole Batman!...A future trade mission to Asia, hmmm, didn`t Canada just Diss South Korea with some lame excuse why we can`t attend Expo2012!.....Only two countries in the G20 are not having a presence at Expo 2012 in South Korea, Greece and Canada....Sheesh, you can`t script it better than that, Canada claims it can`t afford a booth in South Korea but yet Canada can afford to send a bunch of politicos to Asia!..Now that`s funny....And today Christy Clark faced the media again with another presser, this one was to explain why Ian Black is bailing, ...And drum roll please...Clark stated that Ian Black got an offer he couldn`t refuse, that line from the Godfather criminal gang movies is oh so fitting for BC Liberals......He will now be working at the Vancouver board of Trade, hmmm, didn`t Phil Hocstein just get a $60K gig with the Vancouver board of trade too?, Well, it was the Metro port of Vancouver where Hocstein was rewarded, a wasteland for disgruntled Liberals ... Oh Indeed , and, there has yet to be a release of Ian Black`s board of trade renumeration numbers, in other words how much will he be making, you think that number would have been released to justify his desertion.

So what do you have left, the disgraced John Les, the pitiful Colin Hansen, the desperate Bill Bennett, the sad weak Blair Leckstrom, the deranged Don Mcrae, Mcdiarmid, Mcneil, and a few old tired horses ready for the pasture, scandal, corruption, wealth transfers from public to private, theft, mismanagement, and the picture that lingers in this musing mind is...

A chauffeur opening the car door for Lord Campbell, a doorman greeting Lord Campbell at his posh residence and his chef serving Lara and Lord Campbell martinis and appys.....If it wasn`t so sad it would almost be funny...

Christy Who?

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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Final Frontier

Anger, frustration, love, jealousy, followed by guilt, fear and finally loneliness........

I left humor out for that is the one secret that Dad and I shared exclusively, never cry, never tell, never show your weakness and when all else fails make people laugh, today my laughter rolls down my cheeks in the form of wet salty tears....

My postings have been down because of medical issues, trip after trip to the big smoke where my humour and presence was required, as the only son in the family and mirror image of my father it was of the utmost importance that I show strength, humour and wisdom,.......

The clock, the dreaded clock and pendulum that never stops, middle age malaise, my friend Neil in Maple Ridge battles too, his battle is different but as emotionally challenging as any, Neil cares for his 80 year old mother, an 80 year old mother who is physically healthy as a horse but lives in full blown dementia, she eats lots, her voice is strong, her arm strength and legs are that of a young woman yet her mind is mush, Mavis(Neil`s mom) has about 5 stories she runs, at times she believes she is a little girl looking for her mom, at times she is a bitter angry spinster spewing threats, her favorite story is...She packs up her purse, gets dressed with outside working clothes and states that she is off to the mill to go to work, but only half the time when she plays out that scenario does she put on her pants, hers shoes are on, a heavy coat that hangs down to her knees but absent are her pants, ...So between visiting the hospital in Burnaby all day and returning to Maple Ridge to stay at Neil`s place my mind has been abuzz with too many thoughts about questions with no answers....Mavis, with her English accent is also enamoured with my car, not that it`s fancy or expensive but where I park at Neil`s place his mom can see it from the kitchen window, Mavis several times per day says..."Whose car is that, it`s lovely"...Neil will respond for the hundreth plus time that it`s Grant`s car.....So Saturday past about 12.00 pm midnight Mavis got on her outside working clothes including the long overcoat(absent of pants or underwear) and asked me to drive her to the mill, Neil of course told her for the zillionth time that the mill is closed and she doesn`t work there anymore, Mavis put her back up and was quite firm that I drive her to the mill....It was a perfect spot for some humour, I piped up, .."Mavis, we aren`t going anywhere until you get some pants on, can you imagine, what if I got pulled over at midnight driving around Maple Ridge with my friends 80 year old mother with no pants on, I would probably be jailed".....With that Neil, Lane and Mavis broke out in laughter and we got Mavis to go back to bed.....

A single loose stick or branch is very weak, easily broken, and that`s family, for on our own we are weak, vulnerable but when single branches, even tiny little branches are bundled together the strength is intensified, for as family we can`t survive as lone twigs but together, bundled, connected, as a group the weakest branches become part of the strongest force imaginable, Family....

Several years ago when Neil`s Mother Mavis was entering the world of dementia one of Neil`s brothers through guile(and without any other family members knowing) stole power of attorney from Mavis and quickly proceeded with getting a loan against the house, a line of credit account worth as much as the loan, to this day not one payment was made, the equal line of credit was used to make the payments, now that the line of credit is exhausted nothing but monthly interest is paid on the line of credit, Neil now lives two nightmares, watching a beautiful woman lose her mind while his brother has screwed every family member for his own financial gain, the evil brother never visits, he is merely waiting for Mavis to die to (Legally?) take the rest....For Neil and his family, I don`t believe the single sticks will ever be bundled into a unifying force....

My Dad(with mom at his side) called me from the hospital last week, his message to me was short and oh so sweet, dad said to me...."I`m proud of your writing son, keep your pen to paper, I love you son, goodbye"

Dad was in a lot of pain, I have one sister who couldn`t stop crying, her love for dad is unmatched, another sister was itching for a family fight, a third sister is stuck in the 80s and won`t let spilt milk be cleaned, a fourth sister wants to be mom, she has always played the moderator, and me.... I try to bundle the loose sticks into a unifying force.

I wept after dad said goodbye.

Sunday morning mom(who never left dad`s bedside for days and days, 24/7) called me from dad`s room and said it was close, the end is near, and as I drove to Burnaby hospital again, tears ran from my eyes, twice I had to pull over to wipe my eyes and clear my vision, thoughts, memories, anger, fear and finally loneliness occupied my mind, and then suddenly..... I realized that strength and calm clarity were required not emotions...

I walked into dad`s room, mom was there, dad laying in bed, he was gone, my mom wasn`t crying, she was strong, my mom showed me more courage than I`d thought possible, she made me stronger, my sisters were there, there was no anger in dad`s room, no spilt milk, no ancient history, there was a power of unity that I hadn`t seen for years, my dad was still laying in his bed, what a beautiful sight, he wasn`t in pain anymore, he was his handsome self at rest, for someone aged and gone he was beautiful, I saw every sister and grandchild in my dad, I saw the love and respect, and as my tears stopped a peaceful warm feeling filled my soul, I can`t explain it, for 2 hours in that room there was only love....

And when I left the Burnaby hospital to head home to Garden Bay the strangest thing happened, at a red light at Sunset street and Boundary road, a car pulled up in the left lane, it was a young family of four, the husband driving, two very young kids in the back seat and the wife in the front passenger seat, they had bikes and firewood tied to the roof of their little inexpensive car, the wife in the passenger seat wound her window down and wanted to talk....I obliged, she asked how the bikes and wood were doing on the roof of their car,... I said ...everything looks good...the woman then stated that they were heading to Alice lake for camping and they were so excited....And just before the light changed the sweet woman said to me,....

"Are you ok? you appear to be almost glowing"......I smiled and said...I`m fine, that`s my dad leading me home! The light changed and I drove off....What an odd thing for a complete stranger to say I thought to myself, odd enough that a stranger talks to you at a red light but add in what she said and it was utterly supernatural..... it made me smile...And on this particular Sunday afternoon heading for Horseshoe bay I caught every light green, I drove straight on the ferry with no wait and was parked in the strangest part of a half empty ferry, on a weird angle right next to the elevator, they could never park someone like that unless the ferry was half empty, again it made me smile, the remainder of my trip home was filled with smiling strangers and nice people, Dad definitely gave me his aura to lead me safely home.

Families are like sticks, as individual branches and twigs we are weak and vulnerable...But bundled together we are a life-force, powerful, as one bundled group of branches we return to what we always were....



Family!


Goodbye Dad, see ya soon


P.S....God bless Jack Layton and family too

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Oh Black Betty Bam A Lam

I have been shell-shocked by the recent developments, it`s not that I didn`t know it was coming but even I was amazed at the speed and depth of this latest corporate takeover....

Curious. or more aptly put would be selective memory and the purging of the facts, the global economic recession, we are told daily that the "economic recovery is fragile" and the new reality is here, medi care cuts a coming, wages frozen, Government promised pensions are unsustainable, the entitlement class will have to look elsewhere for freebies.....Yet absent from this debate is the truth, $3 trillion dollars spent on Bush`s oil war, that number doesn`t exist on any economist`s ledger, what else is missing from the debate is,  this last economic recession as well as the great depression in the 30s was caused not by the people but by bankers and the investment class, there was no economic recession in 2008, what happened was massive fraud and ponzi schemes perpetrated by the banks and investment firms, how is that the fraud and corruption gets purged from the story?

When the triple AAA securities, credit default swaps and derivative plays all went bust for the bankers they threatened the world, "pay us $trillions of dollars or life will get worse, much worse for mainstream America"...That is what we were told, so Canada in lockstep with the Americans, the Brits and the European union ponied up $7 trillion dollars to ease the pain the bankers were feeling, millions of American people, Canadians and the world`s people stood up and said a loud NO, don`t bail out the thieves, our Governments ignored us little people and emptied the treasury in the name of saving the rich elite from a hard landing.....

$7 trillion dollars in bail out money, $3 trillion dollars on useless wars that accomplished nothing, and now today the enemy of the spin doctors is no other than You, you dirty little health care users, the nasty seniors receiving Canada pension, around the world the theft from the middle class peoples is rampant and radio stations like CKNW and rightwing Fraser institute pigs like Michael Campbell extol the virtues of Ronald Reagan and Maggie Thatcher, the problem with that is....Those two individuals have no virtue and their economic ideology have led us to today, the return of slavery!

$7 trillion dollars, I want you to remember that number.....Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, a human disaster, here was a chance to show the world that classes didn`t exist, a chance to prove that colour and classes are no longer treated differently, $7 trillion dollars to bail out the banks and a mere $70 billion dollars over many many years for the rebuild of New Orleans and Louisiana, the black people who had their world flooded and poisoned were given nothing, the big insurance players State Farm and others fought tooth and nail and denied, delayed and defended and refused to pay insurance claims and the one`s they did pay were whittled down to zippo....

I can`t imagine having to sit on the back of the bus or be denied use of a water fountain, Selma, Alabama, the supreme court Justices, equal rights legislated by law but when the shit hit the fan and the water rose black America again realized that they were and still are second class citizens, America had a chance to rebuild the flooded city and state, a Manhattan project was needed but instead a few measly dollars were handed out to whitey organizations where the dollars vanished.....

When Florida gets hit, when white America gets hit the dollars flow, when black America gets hit the excuses flow.

The Haiti earthquake and human disaster, $billions were pledged for renewal and rebuild but to this day a mere few hundred million dollars have arrived, even less money has actually hit the ground, for a price of about $5 billion dollars Haiti could have been transformed into a new country.

For the price of a few $billion dollars Haiti could have been transformed into a new world, a new society, Haiti and New Orleans could have been turned into a young flower garden, seeds could have been sewn, bulbs planted and new hope, new respect, new direction, new world building was on the fingertips of man but instead of creating life the bankers and elites looked the other way, the black man is not equal, paper laws may say different but paper money is where the truth lies and paper money has said loud and clear that black people don`t matter to banks.

So Governments and treasuries departments around the world in 2008-2009 gave the criminals $7 trillion dollars in bail-outs and that brings us to today, austerity measures(service cuts), benefits cut, pensions slashed, for today Government is broke and their hands are reaching into the pockets of the new black man, you, the middleclass, the new reality is ......

There are only three pockets in the world left with any money in them, the corporations are now sitting on $trillions of dollars in cash yet refuse to employ, and a handful of families, the top 1% of society also possess $trillions  in cash, and the third pocket that contains $trillions in limited wealth is the vanishing middleclass, but the difference is, the middleclass that possesses $trillions in wealth is dived among billions of people, in other words the money individual middleclass possess is very small, yet Government...Government had a choice after the failed bail-out of the criminal bankers to choose a new path, they could have chose to claw-back money from the wealthy individuals, they could have chose to rein in the corporate greed but they chose to assault the middleclass....

The economists, let me see if I have this right, it`s the consumer that buys the goods, you can`t slash, cut, and deny monies or services to the middleclass and expect a robust economy, the stagnation and money concentration will continue until capitalism devours itself....Corporation who outsourced for decades to the cheapest labour markets in Asia, tax loop holes, offshore tax free havens, the Governments of the world in a mass conspiracy have started in 2011 a class war all in an effort to enslave us, yes we are the new black slaves, whitey slaves chained to wall street, I don`t like sitting at the back of the bus and damn it I will drink from any water fountain I want, and if we have to advocate violence to make a point then so be it! Nothing else will work, we the people have no lobbyists, we don`t donate $millions to parties, we don`t run TV ads and there is no Fraser institute for people, for average people, the majority, it`s coming, people are ready to snap........ You know folks, I had a lot of trouble writing that, but what else, for when the disgraced, the criminals and the proven liars are rewarded for their misdeeds what are we left with,...How can one who stole $billions of dollars from BCers be rewarded a sweet gig and more money, an adulterous lying rat rewarded for life, his bonus for stealing, where is the real justice.

I have been listening Roy Green, Charles Adler, Michael Campbell, Gord MacDonald, Philip Til, ...All of them, all the rightwing rabid trained dogs at CKNW have been injecting flawed reasons for the UK riots, ..They claim it`s the entitlement class causing the ruckus, lazy youth, children with bad upbringing, lazy youthful thugs that are bored are the reasons for the riots when the truth is....

When the truth is.....Austerity measures concurrent with $60 billion pounds being spent on a two week sporting event(2012 Olympics)...Youth unemployment at 25%...Jobs that won`t pay the rent and at the same time the British Government is slashing benefits, healthcare, pensions, the talk is about more and more austerity measures and more cutbacks, the gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening and this second leg of the great banking fraud and theft is targeting those same middleclassers whose income and standard of living has been stagnant at best for decades, that is the reason for the anger, millions of educated wise people warned of bailing out the banks for $trillions of dollars were proven right, the bail-outs failed and now they`re back with their hands open asking for more, Governments have no more of your money to pledge, so now they they will take everything that we fought for, all those things that were fought for tooth and nail, health care, social security, livable pensions, working conditions, our Governments in 2011 had a choice to make, target the 5 families that control the world, target the wealth hoarding corporations or rein in the greedy banks and shut down their derivative ponzi schemes and the Governments chose the only other option.....Assault the workers, seniors, retirees, children, students, the gutless corporate controlled Governments have made their decision and now we are the new black slaves.....

When they came to the jungle for slaves no one cared, when they gathered up the Jews no one cared, when Katrina victims were left swamped with water no one cared, when Haiti was destroyed no one cared, millions can starve in Somalia and no one cares, Egypt, Syria, Libya, the Congo, Peru, rioting, protesting...

"Giving one`s life to save your children`s future is not anarchy" Grant G August 15th/2011

We have entered the world of technocracy, today 5% of the work force can produce everything the world needs, we don`t need thousands of engineer graduates anymore, everything can be inputted into a computer, stress loads, tensile strength, we don`t need thousands of new lawyers, every law, every precedent is recorded, in other words there are no future job for the masses, old factory closes and new factory fully automated opens, 1000 jobs turn to 20, big mines no longer employ thousands but hundreds, big trucks larger than houses replace 10 trucks and drivers, the push to transform the entire education system is on, no more teachers, no schools, just large auditoriums where thousands are trained on mass with a computer screen, no teachers, no professors, nothing but bodyguards guarding the auditorium, the future is very bleak for today`s youth, if I was in the UK I would be side by side with the rioters, if we don`t make our stand now against the rightwing Fraser institute, if we don`t put the fear of death in the heads of the Michael and Gordon Campbell`s of the world we`ll all be sitting at the back of the bus, or worse!

Battle lines have been drawn, Gordon Campbell was officially named High commissioner today(the Federal announcement)...The gall of airing that story on am radio today when we, when we the damn taxpayers learn officially in the BC Hydro review that.....IPPs supply 16% of BCs power but consume 50% of the ratepayers revenue.....Smart meters were implemented for time of use billing....the break up the transmission division was an expensive mistake...IPPS are being paid 4 times the spot market electric rate....Gordon Campbell`s and cabinet`s self sufficiency order in council directive they gave to BC Hydro to be self sufficient by 2016, plus they had to have an insurance buffer of power even if it didn`t rain the entire year, a one in 75 year drought event, a direct order Gordon Campbell gave in that order in council to BC Hydro the day after he announced his resignation, with a deadline of 2016

 Gordon Campbell deliberately screwed every British Columbian resident over, deals inked for decades, the man created direct wealth transfer from public to private IPPS that will cost $50 billion dollars, he lied on the HST and the Liberals are still lying because and I repeat, they will never remove the HST, they, the stooges and PAB are spinning hard with their...18 months maybe 2 years to untangle the HST, ...The BC Liberal, the Campbell brothers messed up our education system, they assaulted the lowest paid workers in the HEU illegally, they created a monster in Translink where oversight was deliberately left out, they bankrupted BC Hydro, they are costing families $billions extra in hydro rates, $billions with the HST, carbon taxes, now more gas taxes, BC Ferries are debt ridden and expensive and barely making interest payments on their debt,everything that that Gordon Campbell and his brother did was deliberate wealth transfer from public to private, all failures, the HST sell out, Jim Flaherty telling us were stuck with the secret deal until 2015, the Campbell Liberals stole our profitable railway, they corrupted  the judicial system, the blatant cronyism, feeding at the trough with huge monies to friends for nothing, Ken Dobell, Patrick Kinsella, Paul Taylor, corruption corruption corruption with bread trails leading the media there and still, and still the passive press plays dead.....And still Michael Campbell is on air preaching his rightwing gospel and the habitual lying criminal Gordon Campbell gets the best Federal gig in town, a chef, a driver, a goddaaaaammm Lord Gordon Campbell ....They don`t even care about the optics anymore, our Prime Minister Stevie Harper had Bruce Carson 5 time convicted felon as his chief of staff and all I hear on the news is how over entitled we all are, all the ills of the world caused by people needing and receiving healthcare and pensions, battle lines are here friends, for when the third to last pocket of money is gone(middleclass pocket) you will be left with what, corporations and elites with everything, the time has come to sharpen the pitchforks.

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Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Send in the Clowns......(updated at bottom)

The world is not flat, Thomas Freidman was wrong, nothing but a corporate mouthpiece, Ronald Reagan was clueless about economics and his policies set the stage for the slaughter of the middle class, Gordon Campbell and Michael Campbell are demented criminal liars....

BCLC year over year gambling revenue declined, the New Westminster hospital lottery draw lost money, even with the addition of BCLC`s online casino gambling revenue fell, the saturation point to BC gaming arrived 2 years ago, there is no more money to be siphoned off in BC, the public is broke, any new casinos or additional gambling games will merely feed off each other rather than add to the pool of money.....

Lou Dobbs, the one-time CNN personality, despite the fact that Dobbs was some-what of a American Redneck he was bang-on on most of his assertions, Dobbs for years complained about the Government allowing corporate America to outsource jobs to the cheapest labour market, year after year of shipping manufacturing jobs out of country has finally come home to roost....Yes indeed folks, I can remember very well, George Bush and Dick Cheney telling the American public how they are going to be ..."A service based economy"....What the hell does that mean, burger flippers, dry cleaners, what service, call centers?...Call centers go to India, maybe George W Bush and the Republicans thought every American will be a short-seller on Wall Street or perhaps financial advisors, gawd knows we need more "Economists".....

What we are witnessing today is the deliberate take-down of the middle class societies, I listened again to the Michael Campbell money talks show this last Saturday and I can tell you the Michael Campbell is a rude liar, he cuts off callers and refuses to listen to anyone but fellow members of the CKNW LIARS CLUB....Ozzie Zurock(peddler of fraud)...Michael Levy(spokesperson for the Fraser institute)..Michael Campbell(wannabe member of the Bilderberg group)...every week it`s the same group of hacks patting each other on the back for spewing the same lies week in and week out...

Michael Campbell is filling the time slot of the soon to be departed Michael Smyth, and I find it hilarious, any caller who calls in and refutes the HST fraud Michael Campbell cuts them off, talks over the caller and ends up calling them stupid....The Yes vote to extinguish has won the day big time, it wasn`t even close yet every CKNW radio host claimed on air to vote to KEEP the HST....Not one legitimate reason was given, Sean Leslie used these lame excuses..."Governments need money, the PST exemptions won`t come back, we have to payback Ottawa"....Not one of the reasons are accurate or acceptable, CKNW has decided to snub to public of BC and call us stupid and naive....What really has turned Michael Campbell into a hateful angry man is the fact that the "economists" and paid liars couldn`t convince Joe average that the HST is good for you.....In fact on Michael Campbell`s Friday show at 2:30 pm Michael Campbell had a segment on the HST where he described the HST debate as....And I quote...

"The stupidest political argument ever"....Michael the Liar Campbell(and I can prove it you are a liar you brother of an asshole, so bring it on) was saying on Friday that.....

"In the last 2 years of the HST debate no facts were presented, no discussion on the pro-HST, it was all negative and political"

What a load of crap, Opinion 250 in Prince George pimped the HST, the Vancouver Sun was relentless with Don Cayo spewing lies, John Ferry, Fazi Mihlar and the Fraser institute led editorial board of the Vancouver Sun pimped the HST with lies, Global News cheery picked HST stories, even Ian Tostenson of the restaurant association surgically removed his own balls and placed a picture of Gordon Campbell where his balls once resided....And then there is CKNW...Michael Campbell claims the HST wasn`t debated on air....How many times was John Winters on the air on CKNW, tax lawyers, accountants, representatives from mining, from forestry, from the natural gas drillers, from the movie industry,....All those hacks, hundreds and hundreds of them on air promoting the regressive HST...All of those "Clowns" telling to stupid public how the HST evens the playing field and makes it fair to all businesses, no pitting exemption-less companies against those who have exemptions.....Yet that there is the biggest fallacy in the whole debate....The movie industry wants the HST input credits and all their labour tax credits, the oil n gas industry want their royalty relief, the banks want the minimum bank tax permanently removed, and Ian Tostenson is asking the BC Government for labour tax credits for restaurants, all these big businesses wagging their tails asking for assistance from a bankrupt public......

In the Spring of 2008 the "economists" told us to buy, buy houses, stocks, the world was booming, triple AAA securities, really funny, the same economists and rating agencies gave Lehman Brothers a triple AAA rating 2 weeks before they went bust, the same rating agencies and economists gave Bernie Madoff and Enron a two thumbs up too..And we should believe them now?

So the whole world melts, the bankers get bailed out to the tune of $5 trillion dollars by Governments, the bankers and economist stated if we didn`t bail out the big boys things will get worse, much worse....9 $trillion dollars later and now it`s the Governments that are broke, Greece is no longer a country but a subsidiary of the bank....Here in Canada we had the bold-faced liars Stephen Harper and Flaherty in 2008 claiming there would be no recession in Canada, after that election it was revealed Canada was running a huge hundred plus $billion dollar deficit, Gordon Campbell and ALL the BC Liberals in 2009 pre-election told BCers the same thing, no recession in BC, a tiny little $495 million dollar deficit....They were lying, Harper, a bold faced liar, Flaherty, a liar, Gordon and Michael Campbell are sick demented habitual liars for within days of our 2009 BC election we were told that the deficit was 5 $billion dollars, revenue sources crashed, corporate tax revenue has crashed and the only way to save BC was to bring in the HST...Lies lies heaped upon more lies.

And now here we in 2011, the people are broke, Governments are broke and corporations are sitting on $trillions of dollars in cash yet they won`t hire, not today, not tomorrow not ever, the stock markets lost $4trillion dollars in value in the last 3 days, tomorrow will be another blood bath on the markets, and guess what, when the stock market crashed in 2008 all those corporations with paper losses paid ZERO corporate tax, they wrote it off and that`s going to happen again, all those taxes Governments thought they would receive from big business are gone again, that means more multi-billion dollar deficits for BC, which means that the HST won`t be lowered to 11% next year let alone 10% in 2014....Besides, the vote Yes to Kill the HST won in a landslide....

Meawhile, the people are under attack from Government and greed mongers.... and Hacks like Baldrey, Palmer, Sean Leslie and even Harvey Oberfeld are all salivating and drooling over a temporary federal NDP leader who has ties to the Bloc....Get a damn life Harvey and company....The right-wing Charles Adler and Roy Green and Fox news of the north have got nothing effing better to do then look for smear when people`s retirement funds are decimated, no jobs, food inflation, gas inflation, a stagnant broke public struggling to pay their mortgage and clowns like the above mentioned are worried that the ....

Temporary leader of the NDP Federal opposition party will work through guile to tear Canada apart, a federal opposition (nobody) that will subvert national pride and split Canada up....Time to cut down on the meds Harvey....Canada has no more national pride....

Harper gave away our nuclear assets for free, the Harper Government just slashed  1/3 of all Federal employees working in the environmental assessments, scientists are muzzled, scientists monitoring water and garbage, fish and effluent are given the big heavo ho and Harvey Oberfeld is worried about Canada`s greatest threat!...A temporary fill in the Federal opposition party....Go crawl back under your rock Harvey(dinosaur) ...Stick to referring to bike lanes as Nazism, it`s more your style of quality journalism!(sarcasm intended) ...

And lastly folks.....British Columbian`s hold the most debt of all Canadians, a record debt per household that dwarfs the average American household debt, a debt being serviced at record low interest rates, the interest rates will rise, the BC economy will stagnate even more then now, tourism is at record lows, cross border shopping is at record highs.....Something has to give, the Republican owned S&P will destroy the US economy to bring down Obama, the Republicans are forcing Obama to slash medi care and social security on his watch...Obama won`t do it, the Republicans in a world-wide effort to destroy the middle class will destroy themselves, the entire economic structure is broken, wages, real wages for average workers have fallen for 20 years, look what happens every time the stock market rallies, oil surges in price thus hammering Joe Average, think about it, average joe would benefit so much from $20 dollar a barrel oil, remember that price, it was 2001, just before the Iraq invasion, the oil producers made money at that price and now?

The economists have it ass backwards, here in BC with the HST, business, the economists are making the assumption that the public has extra cash, they assume people will purchase the same amount of goods and services regardless of extra taxes, that premise is wrong.....Ever go grocery shopping, the shelf with the sale item is empty...

Remember a few short years ago, we were told,.....

"don`t worry about the $1 billion dollar Olympic security bill,  the benefits to tourism and investment in British Columbia will be a boon for years"......And our reward for paying for the Olympic spectacle is carbon taxes that go nowhere, HST taxes of $2 billion per year, increased ICBC rates, skyrocketing hydro rates, eco fees, outrageous ferry fees, shadow tolls, MSP increases, road tolls, property tax increases, bridge tolls while politicians like Campbell and his cronies David Hahn, Pamela Martin, Paul Taylor, Craig James sponge $millions from the taxpayers...

Time after time these economists stand up, make speeches, predict the future and never are they right, all these economists have but one common denominator, every recommendation they made for the last 30 years have benefited but one side...Big Corporation...They conned us in giving them $trillions in bail outs in 2008 to save the world, now they want $trillions in cuts to service and benefits, all in the name of saving the economy, and when that fails what`s left....Nothing!....No more effing economists, I would rather listen to clowns.

$trillions on war, on arms, Haliburton, Goerge W Bush, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair, Stephen Harper, Gordon Campbell, Michael Campbell, all bold-faced liars, yet they claim all the strife and financial ruin was caused by....

People seeking and receiving health care!
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Updated here....I keep telling you people that these "economists are effing idiots, here is some smoking gun proof of just that....Today(Monday August 8th) on CKNW, in the 8:30 am segment to 9:00 am segment ..Michael Smyth had on an economist named Jeffery Sandler....Jeffery was talking markets, but then around 8:44 am JHeffery opened his mouth and let the idiot out....Jeffery Sandler said, on air and I quote....

"The US deficit can be wiped out by charging each American a one time charge of about $120 dollars" snip

I did a little math, there are roughly 300 million Americans, if you charge them all $10 dollars it totals  $3 billion per year...If you charge them all $100 dollars per year more in taxes or a one time charge it totals $30 billion per year....The USA is running $trillion dollar deficits...Even if you charged each American(300 million of them) $1000 per year it only totals $300 billion per year...And of the 300 million Americans how many are broke, seniors, children, etc etc..There is not 300 million American taxpayers, to create $900 billion dollars in new tax revenue each of 300 million Americans would have to pay $3000 dollars more each year in taxes...Jeffery Sandler is an idiot, and I suspect a bold-faced liar used to not being confronted with facts!.....

Jeffery Sandler, Michael Smyth`s first guest on his show was a bold-faced lying economist who doesn`t know his ass from his mouth, the man failed on the simplest math!

$1  Xs 300 million =  $300 million dollars

$10 Xs 300 million = $3 billion dollars

$100 Xs 300 million = $30 billion dollars

$1000 Xs 300 million = $300 billion dollars

$3000 Xs 300 million = $900 billion dollars.......My question to you Jeffery Sandler is this....How on earth can you say a one-time charge of $120 dollars per American taxpayer solves their deficit problem? Hmmm


...My advice, if Jeffery Sandler is your financial advisor, RUN AWAY FAST, DUMP HIM!

This is exactly what I have been talking about....Never trust or believe any economist, especially ones that CKNW promotes!

"Send in the Economists"

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