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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gordon Campbell and BC Liberals, Democracy Killers or Worse?

There is some very disturbing things happening in British Columbia at present, actually it`s far beyond disturbing it`s downright terrifying.....

As you know David Loukedalis at one time worked in the Freedom of Information office, he was very effective, in fact he was continually at odds with BC`s attorney General ministry, they clashed swords time and time again and the BC Liberal response to Loukedalis was to cut funding, delay in responding to legitimate requests and create enormous fees for access, in other words the department got completely neutered and what happened next sent shock waves through the minds of the people who still believe in Democracy...

Loukedalis was suddenly out of the freedom of information office and entered the hallways of BC`s attorney General`s office, Loukedalis switched sides and was promoted to deputy Attorney General, Loukedalis was now working for the same people he railed against and it gets worse, his first act as Deputy minster was to make the decision to forgive Basi and Virk`s legal fees and end the BC Rail/BC Liberal corruption trial, you can`t make this stuff up, a brand new hire making the most controversial decision a public servant has ever made in B.C....And Loukedalis has never made a public statement, the De Jong used Loukedalis`s once reputation as a straight shooter and fighter for the people to justify the decision, to this day the stench and wishy washy explanation from the BC Liberals has not been answered to anyone`s satisfaction....

We have also seen a two-bit hack judge in Wally Oppal not only endorse an illegal Gag law imposed by Gordon Campbell but he staunchly defended the decision even though he knew the gag law would never survive a court challenge, Wally was complicit with trying to silence any voices of dissent, ultimately the gag law was removed but not until after the 2009 election was over, the BC supreme court struck down the gag law but that wasn`t sufficient, the Liberals went to the appeals court where once again the gag law was struck down, no doubt the gag law will return once again when we get close to another BC election....The gag law was a advertising ban that covered not only the 28-day election campaign, meaning it would now cover a total period of 88 days.

And who doesn`t remember this classic buffoonery statement made by Wally Oppal after the Supreme court struck down his law.

Oppal admitted the original proposal might have been too restrictive and it touched off a "vigorous debate."

"I think we ran something up the flagpole and it didn't fly like we thought it would," the attorney general told reporters

That is so sad, can you imagine a judge talking about Democratic rights killing law as being a flag hoisted up a flag pole, the hypocrisy is stunning, the lack of  judgment and professionalism for an old experienced bench sitting judge is shocking, the only answer is...Oppal was following orders from Gordon Campbell and to hell with law or Democracy.

As you know my Dad has been ill but he`s a fighter, he is fighting cancer, a wonky heart but strong mind however, however events over the last few weeks have confirmed my worse fears, BC is the home to subtle death squads, as I sit here writing this article I am listening to Gordon Campbell`s brother Michael Campbell on his Saturday show on CKNW rail away about all the seniors in Canada, he claims health care for the baby boomers is unsustainable, the silver tsunami nightmare is here and it can`t be accommodated by health Canada and who can forget Kevin Falcon wanting to outsource our hospitals to medical tourism, Falcon made this sick statement...

"We can use the money we make on medical tourism to help pay for medical procedures for BCers"

Just think, Falcon wanted to fill up our hospitals with foreigners for cash and offer BCers  piece meal scraps of health care, what Gordon Campbell and Kevin Falcon were attempting to do was illegal, contrary to the Canada Health Act, the legal challenges were mounting and they backed down, or have they?

The gall of all BC Liberals wanting to use our hospitals and facilities for medical tourism...Hospitals that got built with BCers tax dollars, Dr. Mengele would be proud of these Bilderbergers.

My dad was in Lion`s gate hospital three weeks ago, my Mom is elderly but sharp as a tack, my Dad was all wired up, we were visiting, I mentioned to my mom that the monitor showing his vital signs, particularly the blood oxygen level was fluctuating between 97% and 50%....Your blood oxygen level should never drop below 95%, I know all about blood oxygen level being a sleep aptnea sufferer and CPAP user(a breathing device used while sleeping, not oxygen but forced air, I have used my machine for 5 years now)...I mentioned to my mom, ask the nurse to give Dad oxygen when she returns, where my dad was at Lion`s Gate hospital there is a nursing station right next to his room and there was also a security guard stationed directly in front of my Dad`s room(nothing to do with my Dad, there was a violent patient in the next room)....Never the less I had to leave but reminded my Mom to ask the nurse to give Dad air....Well well well..

I left, the story from my Mom the next day was shocking and criminal....According to my mom, when the nurse returned she asked the nurse to give Dad air, the nurse waffled, my Mom was persistent, eventually the nurse put a little nose oxygen blower in his nose, the nurse then left, according to my mom the blood oxygen reading(That is measured by a little clothepeg type device squeezing a finger)...The reading on the monitor jumped to 99% and stayed there, however the nose air blower device wouldn`t stay in, it was too loose, and according to Mom when the device fell out the reading went back to fluctuating from the low 90%s to 50%s,  the nurse returned and my mom asked the nurse if she could add a little tape to the air blower to keep it from falling out......

Now remember folks, the security guard is directly in front of my Dad`s open room, the nurse said to my mom...

"It really doesn`t matter about the air"

My mom told the nurse that his reading on the monitor stayed at 99% with the device in his nose and dropped off when it fell out....Well, what the nurse said next was shocking, ....Now remember where my mom was sitting she was facing the security guard, the nurse was facing away from the security dude, the nurse said to my mom..

"There there dear, those numbers on the monitor aren`t really accurate they always fluctuate"

My mom who was facing the security guard( the nurse wasn`t facing the guard but my mom was)..My mom said to me that the security guard did a major eye roll in shock over what the nurse said...My mom not being stupid or gullible then questioned the nurse with...Are you saying the heart rate reading is wrong, the pulse rate is wrong, if the readings aren`t accurate why is he hooked up

The nurse said again, there there dear lady the numbers aren`t important and it was at this time the security guard starred at my mom and shook his head side to side....!

Knowing the importance of good air, when my dad was released from the hospital to die, they all wrote him off, I put him on my air machine, I put him on a natural  tumor shrinking diet, the skin on his hands and feet that almost all fell off from the cancer pills they were giving dad has come back, he has energy, he has a rosy glow, yet when we tried to get him his own machine we were told by the sleep clinic that he needed a prescription from a doctor, we were thwarted by the doctors, they said no need, don`t bother(we were not asking BC medical to buy the $1400.00 device)...His family doctor balked, my mom then asked for a referral for my Dad to see my Dad`s heart doctor whom he hadn`t seen since last July, my Dad`s doctor receptionist said my dad really didn`t need to see him at this time, well...I drove my Mom to Dad`s heart doctor and his office was EMPTY..My mom tried to book an appointment but was told she needed a referral, we still haven`t got a referral from his family doctor....

I through hook and crook got an overnight oximeter device that my dad wore through that night(at home)..The device gently squeezes the finger and is connected to a device that records his blood oxygen level through the night....Then you take the device the next day to..........Where they download the information and chart his blood oxygen and according to this graph my Dad desperately needed this device....About low blood oxygen levels, if you don`t get enough air at night your body beats up the heart, the less oxygen you gets the hearts beats faster and faster demanding more and more oxygen that isn`t there, low oxygen causes fatigue, it hurts every part of your body, in a young person it`s not as noticeable but older people need quality recovery sleep....Well according to the data my Dad`s average blood oxygen level(without the CPAP machine)was about 86%...Way too low, but there were spikes of 1% oxygen, the pulse rates during these oxygen events went from 23 to 240 ..240 is full blown Arrhythmia.....The data readers(not BC medical people) said that Dad desperately needs the machine and told me and Mom that low blood oxygen hurts everything in the body and hurts the heart every night while sleeping, he emphasized how much he would improve with the device....

My mom called Dad`s doctor office, she faxed the data to the doctors office, a week later they still haven`t responded to the fax or multiple phone calls, meanwhile my dad was getting better and better using my machine and our natural tumor shrinking foods and therapy(Mind you I was now sleep deprived because I get no recovery sleep without my machine)...My dad is walking, playing jeopardy again, he has a rosy glow, he danced a little jig last week....So by hook and crook I bought another CPAP machine, a brand new one with mask and gave it too dad, we couldn`t wait for BC`s medical system.....Finally through relentless pressure my Dad`s doctor looked at the data from the oximeter and confirmed his need for the device....However the stalls and delays continue, he needs an ultra sound on his stomach and it appears we will again have to go to a private clinic to get it done unless we are prepared to wait who knows how long....

We have eliminated most of these toxic pills BC`s doctors unloaded on Dad, yet every unsuspecting senior is being pilled to death, they still won`t give him a referral to his heart doctor, my mom asked my Dad`s family doctor if they are being pressured by the health authorities to not recommend procedures to older patients because of shortages and under funding, his doctor said..NO....But as I listen to Michael Campbell, Gordon Campbell`s brother rail on and on about unsustainable health care, Kevin Falcon trying to break the Canada health act and bring in medical tourism...

Meanwhile, as you know I had some medical issues and had a preliminary poke in the butt, the Doctor who looked at me in November 2010 just happens to be in the same building as my Dad`s doctor, ....When I got poked in the butt I was told by this doctor I would get the camera work done some time in 2011....My mom, always thinking stopped into reception to ask on my behalf why 5 months later no one has called her son(me) about the camera work...The receptionist told my mom that the backlog is over a year, the system is overwhelmed....And folks, that backlog is for middle aged people.....

So it is my opinion that doctors are being pressured to let old people die, prescribe some pills and shoo them away, Gordon Campbell has so messed up BC`s health system that it can`t even service middle aged people what are the odds that the medical community will fight to extend life by a year or three for our senior citizens?....I guess you only get good care if you are an ex premier or a fat lazy hog boy Bill Good who has had I believe two hip replacements yet I can`t get a picture and my Dad can`t get a CPAP machine without a giant fight!....

Freedom of information gutted, David Loukedalis switches sides and makes the Basi Virk decision(not really, the decision has Loukedalis`s name on it but Gordon Campbell made the call)...Wally Oppal with hoisting gag laws up a flag pole to see how they fly....We have BC Rail stolen from us, BC Ferries taken away, contracts torn up, not one new bed for seniors, Campbell promised 5000 new acute care beds in 2001 and 10 years later there are less acute care beds today then there was in 2001 and simple demographics told everyone that seniors were coming, it`s no accident it`s an on purpose..

Craig James, a two bit flunkee holding the position of chief electoral officer when he shouldn`t be there, the legislature must be recalled and a bi-partisan new chief electoral officer must be placed in that position BEFORE the HST mail out ballot because BC Liberals have proven themselves that they can`t be trusted..They have interfered with the Auditor General, every independent watchdog group has been assaulted by the BC Liberals and or corrupted....

And then when I read this story today, BC`s chief coroner has quit over Government interference, according to this professional Coroner the independence and decision making is being dictated by the BC Government, reviews and public statements, everything being orchestrated by the BC Liberal Government, funding for the coroners office has been slashed, the power of decision making taken away...The job of the coroner is to investigate suspicious deaths, deaths of children in Government care, deaths of people in custody(RCMP), .deaths in hospitals, deaths on native reserves, in schools, all suspicious death is what the chief coroner investigates, friends, this is not a glamorous job, why would these professionals lash out at the BC Government and quit over Government interference and funding shortfalls if it wasn`t true....

Are BC Liberal death squads here, they may not be pulling the trigger but the BC Liberals through health authorities and funding pressure have made it perfectly clear to doctors and hospitals....Death Squads through neglect and under funding, refuse referrals, deny life saving devices, load seniors up with pills, load them up with so many pain killers and let patients kill themselves, and of course we can`t have a fully funded independent coroners department be allowed to bring these deaths to the light of public scrutiny!

Control the media, control the courts, control the police, neuter all the watchdog groups, there are people still alive that saw this picture before, it was in the 1940`s and it played out in Hitler`s Nazi Germany, who would of figured the story would be remade and played out again in British Columbia.

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

6 comments:

JonH said...

Grant ,I personally have gone through much of the same experiences you describe when dealing with the medical system in BC. One can only come to the conclusion that it is being designed to fail so it can be sold off to friends of the BC Liberals so they can cut the medical system to the bone and eliminate unions thereby reaping tremendous profits (we've seen this plan before with BC Rail and now BC Hydro). As far as that the other scumbag Campbell preaching about how unsustainable healthcare is, what do you expect from a government that takes more revenue in by robbing students for education tuitions than it takes from corporations in taxes as these corporations make record profits, Like I said before, this Province is looking sicker every day these scumbag Liberals are running it.

Anonymous said...

Grant ,I was at the Done With Dalton rally in Maple Ridge today and a woman was relating a similar story about her friends father.I didn't recall what brought on his condition but a lack of monitoring nearly cost him his life. He is in St. Joes now after having a kidney removed. His family is refusing to leave his side and are in his room 24/7 to protect him from neglect.

Anonymous said...

Same thing happened to a relative of mine. We tried over and over to stop the abuse by the doctors, they didn't like it, and then we were threatened they'd have our relative commmitted to a psych hospital almost a day trip away if we didn't back off. Her family doctor wouldn't interfere although he knew what was going on. (We have a letter.) Pills, more pills, lack of care, shortage of care, shortage of qualified care, private home. It is a much larger story, but I won't go on. Just to say, be very leery of care homes and their hired doctors (they work in the public system too). I too am of the opinion, depending on capacity of the person in care, they will try and starve them and OD them. A staff member warned us especially of the drugs. Unfortunately we could not look after our family member at home because of the condition. We couldn't afford renos to the home, the personal care that was needed. We lost our family member, but you know, under the circumstances it was a blessing for our family member.

Grant G said...

@ 6:35 AM...I agree that sometimes death is a blessing, but not in this case, it`s been a comedy of errors...

The doctors have thrown nothing but pills at the problems, the 10 plus different pills a day caused more problems then they solved..

My dad still wants to go fishing, play jeopardy and fix electronics that no on else can..

My Dad wants to die like his Dad did, with dignity, his Dad, my Granddad still in his own home, living with Grandma went to bed one night(he was 89 years old) and never woke up..

He was flown up to the twinkling stars in the wee hours of the morning to watch over the rest of us...

There is a right way and a wrong way...And lies from the health authority serve no one.

Anonymous said...

Grant, agreed, the authorities are nothing but a bloated layer of bureaucracy not needed. Just take a look at how many are in the non patient/resident care. Shocking. Privatization has only made matters worse and it's costing us all a fortune. Is it worth it? NO, we have not saved a penny.

Anonymous said...

http://northerninsights.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-things-work-when-they-dont-work.html#comments

And where is the media on this one? Shame on anyone who goes along with the treatment of humans this way and even more shame for those who treat our elderly this way!! Shame on the media, talk about paid political hacks. Pass this around to everyone you know. It should be out in the public being us the "mainstream media" won't report it.