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Monday, March 21, 2011

The New Sensation

Where does one start, this damn keyboard dares me, taunts me and challenges me to write something worth reading and while the world is ripe with stories my mind is quiet and I apologize for no posts but the time required to write means being selfish with family, this time they needed all my attention but with Dad now feeling better he demanded I post something and stop brooding.....

Well well well, brooding?......I couldn`t help but notice Michael Smyth again is not on the air on CKNW, that`s what, 6 of the last 7 weeks with no Michael Smyth on CKNW, nothing like extended holidays during the school season and at the start of a so-called new radio career, never mind I`m just musing to myself, I can`t help but think of the people of Japan, the human tragedy, entire villages wiped off the map and 20,000 plus dead, staggering numbers but the thing that sticks in my head is property values and radiation, can you imagine, who would want to live within even 200 miles of those permanently damaged reactors, the winds blow all directions and who would want to rebuild anywhere near that zone, already radiation is showing up in cows milk and in the grasses, how much radiation will reach the water table, I am no nuclear scientist(Maybe our good friend Seth can enlighten us) but I do know human nature, I wouldn`t move to Japan, I wouldn`t take land near the reactor even if it was free, the truth is folks, this disaster has probably permanently spoiled and radiated 1000s of square miles, more farm land gone, another assault on the world`s food supply, will the Japanese Government buy out the residents at pre-meltdown prices, I doubt it.....The Kalamazoo river was killed by Enbridge pipeline, the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf states are still reeling from the BP oil spill, can you imagine the damage to a giant Enbridge pipeline if we had a massive shaker, Enbridge`s proposed pipeline that would traverse thousands of rivers and streams, a pipeline going through mountain ranges in a active earthquake zone....Forgetaboutit Enbridge, blood will flow to stop such a project.....

Haiti, New Zealand, Japan, B.C.?.....Our turn is coming for the big one and I haven`t heard anything from Christy Clark about fast tracking all the earthquake proofing of our schools, we can`t afford to wait, forget about the BC Legislature I wouldn`t shed a single tear if politicians got squished like bugs on a highway during a big shake, besides, the odds that the BC legislature is even open during an earthquake is slim to none, how many days have our Elected(?) officials sat in the house in the last 2 years....A couple of months of sitting days at most in 2 years....However our students do attend school and if we have an earthquake of even 8 on the richter scale entire communities of kids will be killed, the thought of every child in some towns flattened by bricks and mortar is too much to bear, Gordon Campbell utterly failed in his seismic upgrading plan, another Gordon Campbell 2005 photo-op promising to earthquake proof our schools by 2016 and here we are in 2011 and a mere 15% of schools have been retro-fitted, at the BC Liberal pace of progress it will never be done.....

Christy Clark, if she really cares about families will announce that the entirety of her her $1 billion dollar slush fund will be spent on earthquake proofing schools and building new needed schools in Surrey, everyday a child attends class in an old not earthquake retrofitted school the Government is rolling the dice, I don`t want to hear about casinos, roofs and or rising health care costs, in fact friends if I was a parent of a child who went to a school that could collapse and kill it`s inhabitants during an earthquake I wouldn`t let them attend, I personally don`t think the risk is worth it, we as a human species didn`t have all this knowledge on earthquakes in the 40s, 50s, 60,s, 70,s, 90s when we built schools....You notice I left out the 80s and 2000s...Socreds and BC Liberals never built schools, they burnt them down and shuttered their windows....

Nobody is talking about this issue, well folks, we are........I would also like to touch on Christy Clark`s first couple of weeks in office.....The minimum wage being increased, it`s about time but nothing has been done YET on minimum wage, already the big business lobby is screaming and yelling and pulling their hair out over these first meager steps....Minimum wage to go up 75cents per hour in May/2011.....10 months later until the second increase of 75 more cents and finally in May of 2012 to reach $10.25 per hour....So here we have to wait 15 months to have our BC minimum wage rise the middle of the pack, I can almost guarantee that increase number two and three never happen, the Fraser institute, BC Chamber of Commerce, BC Business council, the Food and Restaurant association,oh the humanity of raising our minimum wage to the back of the pack over 18 odd months in the most expensive Province in Canada....The minimum wage had to rise, it took no hero to raise the minimum from the lowest to.....Oh yea, we are STILL the lowest, two months to wait until BC raises the minimum wage to the LOWEST MINIMUM WAGE in CANADA....That`s right people, even with the first increase we will still be dead last, and as for the other increases, so far off and no guarantee that they will go through, I`ll hold off on that one handed clap.....

Cluck Cluck met with Stephen Harper last week, the media asked what they talked about and Cluck Cluck Clark said she talked about reversing the Prosperity mine Fish Lake destruction project decision and said nothing about the HST fraud being perpetrated on BCers, not one word on when we vote down the HST, that friends is very troubling, Tesako mine is completely changing the scope of the fish lake prosperity mine and will be resubmitting a brand new less destructive plan and Christy Clark rather than dealing with the Federal Government on the looming vote removing our HST has chose to waste time on Fish lake project and leave the HST in place......Also Christy Clark is having the new Minister of energy Rich Coleman look at the rate increases and the $2 billion dollar smart meter fraud with BC Hydro executives....This is nothing but a con job, Christy Clark will not stop any of these Crown Corporation crimes from being perpetrated on BCers, it`s all smoke and mirrors and stalls......

And it also exposes all the BC Liberal MLAs as hypocrites, Ian Black the last two years citing Neils Veldhuis of the Fraser institute on how minimum wage will cost 111,000 jobs, it shows the mindless sheep Liberals who accepted the clean energy act that was rammed through the house without debate through closure, it shows how Blair Leckstrom and Bill Bennett, Hansen, Falcon, all of them voted to neuter the BCUC(British Columbia Utilities Commission) and strip away any oversight they had, where are those BC Liberals now standing up in defence of the clean energy act.....Gutless, spineless sheep, Bill Bennett comes groveling back begging Christy to take him back, Blair Leckstrom has come back to the BC Liberal tit to suckle and then there is the Cluckster herself, Cluck Cluck places Dr.Stiwell in the backbenches, McDiarmid gets back benched, any female with talent was shuffled into the bleachers, Mary Polak rises, the molly maid trained civil servant stays in cabinet while a true doctor gets short shrifted, obviously Christy Clark doesn`t want to surround herself with any other women with brains.....

Lastly friends, oh, and before I start...(@BC Mary,,,Mary, John Horgan was on the air last Friday with Simi Sara on CKNW between 2:00PM and 2:30PM and Horgan was asked about BC Rail and Horgan stated on air that he will call for a complete BC Rail inquiry into the sale, the players, the lobbyists and the indemnity policy)

Last Friday on the cutting ledge, the three stooges, Balderdash, Baldrey and Palmer, every caller was wanting a inquiry into BC Rail, despite the pathetic offering from Christy Clark, Palmer and Good and Balderdash were drinking the Christy Kool Aid....Let me get this Straight, Christy Clark under pressure announced that there would be a limited inquiry into the Government employee legal fee indemnity policy but....But none of the past pay-outs or cases will be looked at, the inquiry will simply look into the policy without Basi/Virk or any defendent guilty or innocent looked upon....ARE YOU KIDDING ME......Palmer/Badrey/Good/ those damn stooges think this review is appropriate, are they on drugs, let me put it this way, remember the insider rigged auctions at ICBC when Campbell`s buddy Paul Taylor was in charge, imagine looking into the policy on auctions at ICBC without looking at the fraud!....Imagine looking at radar speeding traps where cops are letting other cops go without examining those cases, imagine examining the operations on the bridges of BC Ferry boats without looking at the sinking of the Queen of the North...

The point I am getting at is this...Where the hell is the media, you can`t look a t the Government employee indemnity policy without examining the cases that went deliberately wrong.....Let me explain, if you are a BC Government employee and you are told to cut a cheque, deny a cheque, you are told  to deny benefits, order a review, or whatever, in the course of your Government employ you do what you are told and for whatever reasons someone sues you, individually or through class action as a dutiful employee you follow orders and get sued you should and must have your legal fees paid for, the policy is fine, let me put it this way, as a Government employee, you follow orders, get sued and lose everything for following orders, does that seem right, every Province has a Government legal fee indemnity policy for workers, the deals is....If you are guilty the legal fee indemnity is gone, you forfeit that right, a real simple policy......

But here`s the deal folks, Dave Basi and Bobby Virk knew how the indemnity policy worked, it was 100% explained to them and the proof is out there, the proof is staring BC`s stooge media in their face, the proof is staring at the BC Liberals, the proof is.....

Early on in the BC Rail corruption trial both Dave Basi and Bobby Virk handed over the deeds to their proprty, the BC Government was holding the properties, so very early on the policy was explained to Bobby Virk and David Basi and the BC Government grabbed a hold of the deeds to their property, if Basi and Virk were proven guilty they would lose everything, if they were innocent they would lose nothing......

So how is it the BC Government who had gained legal possession of Basi`s and Virk`s properties decided to let it go for a surprise guilty plea?

Whitmarsh and Loukedalis were ordered to make the decision of forgiving every legal bill and to release the properties of Basi and Virk which the BC Government already had, they had signed papers, the properties were gone, if the BC Government wanted the properties they had them, the newly appointed deputies in the ministry of the Attorney General Whitmarsh and Loukedalis did the dirty deed of returning the properties to Basi and Virk and forgiving all legal fees for a guilty plea and stay at home card...

The BC Liberals, the ministry of the Attorney General is lying, they say it would have cost too much money to chase down Basi and Virk assets, that is a bold-faced lie, the BC Liberal Government had those properties in their possession for years.....So to do any kind of a review into the legal fee indemnity policy is a joke, the policy is fine, to do a review without examining the one`s that went wrong is a farce..

If the three stooges and BC Media can`t see how pathetic it is to do a review without examining any of the past cases and decisions is an insult to anyone with even half a brain!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"obviously Christy Clark doesn`t want to surround herself with any other woman with brains....."


She only likes the type that crushes beer cans. Jebus what a joke of a leader we have at the moment. It cannot last - Canadians have more dignity than this.

Anonymous said...

"Where the hell is the media"


It is bought and sold.


Thank you for you hard work - you are a patriot serving us and generations to follow by getting the truth out.



Grant maybe don't print this next part


because I think it is a good idea that the right would seize. In fact I'm going to try to do it. Please pass it on to individuals that might be able to do it (or do it yourself!)

What we need (on the left) in BC is a "Huffington Post" type website. That is a location that gathers and organizes stories is a coherent and easily accessible way.

Because we need some way to network the series of individual voices into a force to be reckoned with!

A new newspaper - with actual researchers - from the point of view of people.

Grant G said...

The war is here...Get educated, it`s our only defense..

The last great war is here...Freedom against the Corporation(Enslavers)

Anonymous said...

What about the fracking courtesy of Encana and others. You always here that water is so precious. So in many places in NA they are contaminating the ground water. Where is the CBC on this issue.The CBC owes a duty to the people of Canada to balance the news since the rest of the media is owned by a chosen few. Yet on many stories thet sound just like the others(using the other media as experts). Some governments have already banned the practice. Ironic they are celebrating the new Surrey Hospital for the 2nd time yet they closed 4 rural hospitals and the one in New Westminster.Who is paying for the #1 Highway construction. I thought it was for the Olympics and that was 3 years ago.

kootcoot said...

"Ian Black the last two years citing Neils Veldhuis of the Fraser institute on how minimum wage will cost 111,000 jobs"

These clowns certainly depend on their ongoing assault on education to guarantee that most BCers can't do math. Repeatedly Crusty and others have maintained that minimum wage isn't relevant as hardly anybody actually works for the minimum wage, the mighty "free market" forcing employers to pay more, and apparently according to them the average wage in BC is more like $22-$25 per hour. (Well I guess when you average in Lara Dauphinee, Admiral Hahn, overpaid MLAs and other associates of the Campbell Crime Family it more than balances out those making the minimum, or sub-minimum.

Let's do the math now - Christy said the other day that only 3% of employees actually make minimum wage (and don't forget that if one dispenses booze minimum only rises to NINE dollars per hour). So according to the quote above (111,000 who will loose their jobs when their wages have to be raised) we must have just shy of 3,700,000 people earning higher wages already - in other words almost everyone in BC except those still nursing at their momma't breast, those in comas and those completely unable to work. 111,000 is 3% of 3,699,996. BTW, just what is the population of British Columbia?

As to "obviously Christy Clark doesn`t want to surround herself with any <scratch> other</scratch> women with brains.."

Scratch the word "other" from the above, as that would suggest that Crusty herself is in the cohort considered to possess functioning brains.

Grant, Grant, now if the government had taken possession of Basi and Virk's homes, as they were entitled to do, where would the "criminals" (quote from Herr Campbell) do their "hard time?"

Good to see you back typing. I didn't know your dad was having problems, but I'm happy he is doing better.

Anonymous said...

The back door was left open on the Prosperity Mine expansion, the expansion could be reapplied for, Hawes said so. So, Christy saying she was going to tackle Harper on this issue, is a joke. It's already in the works Christy, sorry you won't get the glory, of fighting for jobs for BC citizens. Harper and Campbell had already set it all up. Sounds like Gordo is still directing, from the back bench. He actually said, he may stick around as an adviser to the BC Liberals. So, he still governs. Christy is merely his mouthpiece.

And, what's with this deal, Christy has a Conservative strategist working for her? BC people have known, Campbell works for Harper, they have a very close relationship. This has to mean, we have two Conservative party's in BC. We have the BC Liberals and the BC Conservatives, one and the same party?

I have written off Jack Layton. He capitulated to Harper's lowering corporate taxes, AGAIN. Now Harper is asking to meet separately with, the opposing party's, regarding the budget. No doubt Jack Layton will capitulate again to Harper's demand. The Bloc will support the budget if, Quebec gets, $2.5 Billion for their HST. They also want a new arena. Ignatieff says, Harper s spending money, like a drunken sailor. However, I expect Ignatieff will capitulate too. Harper's plan of, Global Governance for Canada, must march on. Harper said, Global Governance has been worked on, since 1945. As we all know, we citizens are thieved from, to give to big business, such as the HST and huge tax reductions. We notice they call all the shots and get all the good breaks. Huge wealthy corporations, will be the Global Governance. We see, food costs, gasoline, prices on the cost of living are going sky high. And the citizens worth, is rock bottom. We just don't count, except to rip off for taxes, that go to the wealthiest outfits in the world.

Anonymous said...

I remember the days, whenever the media caught politician or government corruption, they stomped all over them and exposed it. Now they are against the people, and perpetuate the BC government and politicians corruption, and support their thieving. Not only that, the world knows about Campbell and the BC Liberals corruption and thefts. I read about that on a British site. BC for sure, is the butt end of every joke in Canada. The BC Liberal government, is an embarrassment, and bring shame to the people of BC. The BC Liberals are the most corrupt and worst government in Canadian history.

jaydee said...

Anon. 3:05 PM

Please keep us posted re your 'Huffington Post' type website. It is a great idea so please let me/us know if there is anything we could do to help.

Thanks