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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vaughn Palmer`s Crediblity is All But Gone, Period!

Everyone in the Province is in disgust over the blatant and obvious corruption involved in the BCRail Corruption trial, specifically over the forgiveness of the $6 million dollar legal fees for Basi and Virk.

According to.......

Financial Administration Act:

Guarantees and indemnities

And there is a regulation that governs how this can be done:

Approval for indemnities on behalf of government

1 An indemnity may only be given by or on behalf of the government if
(a) prior written approval has been given by the Minister of Finance, or
(b) the director of the Risk Management Branch of the Ministry of Finance, or a person specified by the director for the purpose of this section, has given prior written assurance that the proposal for the indemnity has been reviewed and accepted by the Risk Management Branch.

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Any debt forgiveness to the B.C. Government over $100K has to be approved by cabinet(Gordon Campbell).....So how is it that Basi and Virk`s legal fees which were over 60 times that amount were forgiven by the recommendation of David Loukidelis, an appointed deputy minister, a deputy who hasn`t even been working in the Attorney General`s office for 1 year? .........

What we have going on today is Vaughn Palmer trying to cover up(and looking foolish doing so) the Campbell government`s royal screw up...

You see folks, this is where the "real media" , the bloggers have thrown a monkey wrench into the BC Liberal LIES.....After the "criminals plead guilty" on Monday on corruption charges, the question of legal fees arose, of course everyone in the province knows that there WAS political interference in this case at every step, but when the question of who pays for the convicted criminal`s legal fees came up the Government had to come up with some excuse and spin.....

So what the BC Liberal government did was punt that question over to Whitmarsh and Loukidelis, according to Mike De jong`s first rendition of "the story" Whitmarsh and the newly appointed Loukidelis made the decision of forgiving the "convicted criminals" legal fees........Of course nobody is buying that bunk excuse from Mike De Jong,...... but that was the BC Liberal`s story and they were sticking to it......

Until......Until Ian Reid over at The Real Story posted the act and section that clearly states that any Government debt over $100K cannot be forgiven by anyone except Gordon Campbell and or his complicit cabinet....

That disclosure by Ian Reid sent shockwaves through the BC Liberal Government, again the BC Liberals and Mike De Jong were caught in lies, Mike De Jong has changed "the fable" more often than one would change a baby`s diaper!

(without internet bloggers and the real media the MSM would never divulge these facts, we owe Mr. Reid and all the real honest bloggers a debt of gratitude, thank you Mr. Reid)

So what were the BC Liberals to do to squash this bad news revelation?....Well, we have many complicit stooges working for cknw and the Vancouver Sun.....

The award for Jackass stooge of the day goes to no other than Vaughn the Pawn Palmer for his bafflegab and non-believable excuse making dog ate my home work column.....

My Gawd friends, the pure gibberish Vaughn Palmer wrote today reaches far and beyond the level of bought and paid for diversion, Vaughn reached a new high water mark for garbage writing, a level of comedic writing fit for vaudeville or the funny papers......

It really is sad to see a once respected journalist surrender a life time`s worth of credibilty, to see Vaughn Palmer give up his reputation and surrender his brain cells to appease his masters at the Vancouver Sun....It`s either that or he was handed his marching orders by the BC Liberals....

One or the other, it matters not which one, Vaughn Palmer reached a level of garbage writing that few media if any have ever reached before and that my friends truly is sad and pathetic, I wonder what Vaughn`s relatives or offspring think of Vaughn`s fall from grace to match the level of excuse making equal too..."The HST was not on our radar" or "We didn`t sell BC Rail"..or "The 911 attacks were arranged by George Bush".....Yes friends, the excuse making of Vaughn Palmer has reached a level so low he could walk under a slug or ride  under the slug sitting on the back of AGT!.....

Here are the money lines from Vaughn Pawn Palmer(his words)

(The amount forgiven here exceeded that threshold by a factor of 60. But no cabinet order was forthcoming because the amount was not, technically, a debt. It could have been, if the accused had been convicted and the Crown had proceeded to try to recover the legal fees.



But when the decision was made, the outstanding legal bills were only a contingent liability, advanced by way of indemnity, and cancellable by the deputy minister of finance under his standing authority under the act. Whitmarsh, acting on the recommendation of Loukidelis, signed off on all the paper work)





But when the decision was made, the outstanding legal bills were only a contingent liability, advanced by way of indemnity, and cancellable by the deputy minister of finance under his standing authority under the act. Whitmarsh, acting on the recommendation of Loukidelis, signed off on all the paper work)

(Here are Vaughn Palmer1s words translated into plain speak english)


(Here are Vaughn Palmer`s words translated into plain speak english!)....








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Here are Vaughn Palmer`s words translated into plain speak english!)


Yes it`s true, if the defendents Basi and Virk were convicted of criminal acts they would be responsible for their legal fees, and the answer is yes to the question of..... Any debt owed to Government over $100K can only be forgiven by cabinet or Gordon Campbell ......Yes it`s true that government employees lose any indemnity and have to pay their legal fees if they are convicted of crimes, technically that is true but in this case the defendents(convicted criminals) were NOT CONVICTED OF CRIMES THEY PLEAD GUILTY TO CRIMES THEREFORE THE ACT WHERE IT STATES THAT CONVICTED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES LOSE THEIR INDEMNITY AND THE PART OF THE ACT THAT STATES ANY DEBT OWED TO GOVERNMENT OVER $100k CAN ONLY BE FORGIVEN BY CABINET DOES NOT APPLY BECAUSE THE DEFENDENTS WERE NOT FOUND GUILTY THEY PLEAD GUILTY!......(Read Vaughn Palmer`s garbage dog ate my homework fictitious story here)

V
aughn Palmer....Tsk tsk tsk.....You have now surpassed Keith Baldrey and have almost matched Bill Good in the BC Liberal/Gordon Campbell apologist department....

Do you have no shame Vaughn Palmer?.....Never mind.

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

didn't gordo himself call them convicted criminals? and why is the pawn splitting hairs, liars always have to change their stories, this is about the 5th explanation, we've had enough already in the world of reality when leis are not told all you need to do is speak the truth and not change your stories every day,what the hell man all I've been hearing all week is no that's not the way it was ,it was this way,oh just a second we didn't mean that it went like that it actually like this and now their splitting hairs on the law,do they realize how stupid they look?

Elwood said...

Grant, this is an excellent expose of Scambell the fawn Palmer. People get sucked into his BS. As a matter of fact, I'm going to post this link over at his blog so he can have a cold shower and wake up to reality!

Anonymous said...

Good God. In all my many years. I have never seen the rot of corruption as deep as Campbell's and, his motley crew. The crap, the BC Liberals are trying to feed us, is laughable. The crap from the media, is disgusting. Never again will I believe any of their newsprint. Good honest journalism, is no more. BC citizens, can no longer trust our newspapers, nor, TV media. For them to sell their souls for, a skunk like Campbell. That will turn around and bite them in the ass.

Tapped-Out and Wiped-out Middleclass said...

I agree with the 3:07 posting. The way the Liberal Crime Family change their story 3 or 4 times a day concerning the B.C. Rail Corruption Trial pretty well proves that they are a batch of liars and crooks and should actually be in prison for the irreparable harm they've done to B.C.( actually I was trying to think of any positive things that the Liberals have accomplished or contributed to in any way for the betterment of British Columbians and I for one am at a loss to find one thing and if you really look at it's the exact opposite.) and their MSM toadies should be embarrassed to call themselves journalists and reporters.

Anonymous said...

Why is it, we never hear anything from the NDP? They should be all over this corruption. The BC Conservative Party and the Greens, have nothing to say either. Seems the BC citizens plight, is totally ignored. We are on our own. None of them will get a vote out of me. Alberta has the best idea, the western provinces, should separate from the east. BC's HST goes directly to Campbell's buddy Harper. All our tax dollars would be kept in the west. The east wastes our taxes, on a stupid artificial lake. I am sick of the east dictating to the west. The best part is, we could kick Campbell so hard in the ass, he would go to the moon, via a loggers boot. Anything is better than, Campbell's corrupt crap.

Anonymous said...

The Campbell government corruption effects the justice system of BC. Your cannot expect a fair decision from judges that cannot be trusted.The cover up of financial supporters of Campbell government makes it impossible for the victim to present the case. Most of the lawyers in BC work for this scums and it makes it impossible to fight for your rights. The violators do violate every rule of acts in BC and laugh at the victims knowing the results of judges decision.Is it something we ignored being busy paying our taxes and scums took advantage of the situation. Wonder where is opposition or they are satisfied as they get good financial package and benefits.SHAME BC

Anonymous said...

Is BC a fascist province? Moussolini said that, "fascism is the merging of corporations and the State". If one considers the BC Rail sale, you have a Premier that lied about selling the asset and then turned round and sold it to a corporation who was one of his biggest supporters. Now, we have a full court press of spin by the corporate media, who want us to forget the whole issue.
While this is happening you have Kevin Falcon working for private health corporations toward the privatization of BC's healthcare system.
Plus, we had the sell off of BC Rivers, BC Ferries, the crown forests etc..
I think BC is a fascist province, as our government has merged with corporations.
Campbell and his media backers are simply quislings for the largest money interests on the planet, which is witnessed by Campbells invitation to the Bilderberg conference.
The corporate sellout is worldwide and at least in Europe and Latin America the people have the courage to fight fascism.
Here in BC we have simply rolled over for a pack of weasels, who without corporate money, couldn't find their own asses with both hands.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for keeping me up to date. I have never nor intend to read any article printed by the 3 stooges mentioned above. I have never picked up a Province or Sun paper and my life is quite fine. I spent over 15 years in the media and the moment my employer chose the almighty advertiser over my credible story, well I never looked back. Hats off to the many bloggers like yourself Grant.

Guy in Victoria

BC Mary said...

I tell you ... BLOGGERS RULE!

There's terrific research and analysis flowing from all the old familiar sites: Pacific Gazette, The Real Story, Northern Perspectives, Laila Yuile, Galloping Beaver, House of Infamy, Straight Goods, The Legislature Raids, and more ...

And we've made a difference!
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Tapped out and Wiped-Out Middleclass said...

After listening to all the bovine scathology that comes from the MSM toadies I've come to the conclusion that we in B.C. are in need of some real investigative reporters that are akin to the mythical Sherlock Holmes whom can shed some light on the dastardly deeds of Professor Moriarty (The Liberal Crime Family). The closest thing we have to Sherlock Holmes for now are Blogs like yours and a few others in the Media that aren't controlled by The Liberal Crime Family Corporate Backers. It's an uphill battle for sure, Moriarty has a lot of friends in high places and he is proficient at using them all.

Paul said...

"Mike De Jong has changed "the fable" more often than one would change a baby`s diaper!"

And both of them for the same reason.