Thursday, June 30, 2011

How about those Canucks eh!

Well, I received my mail in HST ballot in the mail today, filled it out, sealed it up and mailed it back, it`s real easy, tear the ballot along the perforation, mark a big X in the yes circle, place your ballot in the security envelope, put your date of birth and signature on the registration envelope, place the security envelope in the registration envelope, seal it shut, ...finally, place the registration envelope(which contains the security envelope) in the yellow envelope, postage is pre-paid, ....real easy, just make sure you sign and put your date of birth on the registration envelope...

How many of you are sick n tired of the Vancouver riot story, will it ever end, please let it end, all the back n forth and finger pointing, I could rip each and everyone of them, Chief Chewy, juice boy, Susan Blab Anton, Christy Clark, councilors and supply companies, by supply companies meaning...Like the Super Save group, one might want to check out their porta john rental and fencing divisions.....They sure love Chief Chewy and the boys in their radio ads, hmmm, I wonder who decides who gets the city contracts, hmmm, less police but more fence rentals, bigger crowds and even more fencing....Never mind, I was just musing....

As you know I didn`t jump on the riot story, the reason was simple, it was a non story, in a nutshell both the city of Vancouver and the Province rolled the dice and cheaped out on policing costs and failed to adequately secure large crowds....It really is that simple, on the bright side no one was killed, ....As for the financial costs and losses to local business, again the answer is simple, the City of Vancouver and the Province failed to properly police the gatherings, the amount of money saved by the city and the Province by not funding proper police numbers is more than enough to pay the damages...For if the City and Province had sufficient police numbers through out the Canuck playoff run they would have spent at least $5 million more dollars...Both the city and Province,especially the Province made tens of $millions on booze sales....Pony up some cash and let`s move on...

The people in charge were idiots, think about this scenario for game 7.....

Transit, buses, the city, the Province allowed drinking youths to flood the city while intoxicated game after game, ...And then when we get to the final game 7 in Vancouver, you invite everyone for a party, you shut down all the near-by liquor stores at 4:00pm....So here`s the deal, the youth did several things, they know police were dumping out 1000s of drinks...The youth know the liquor stores are shutting down at 4:00pm....So as a youth what do you do?....

Well, two things, number 1 is 1000s got plastered before they got into Vancouver.....Others brought booze, not a case of beer that you can`t hide but bottles of hard booze......The kids know the game....So now you have thousands of drunks, thousands of drunks who get their booze poured out!!!!, 1000s of drunks who had their booze poured out and now there is no liquor store to buy more!....I can`t think of anything more likely to set off a riot then by allowing 10s of 1000s of kids to show up drunk, confiscate their booze and cut off the supply....Yikes.

 It really is that simple, the city/town/province fostered a culture of boozy Canuck parties,  Vancouver city should have been an alcohol free zone, but business, the Province, the city wanted the cash receipts and booze pays, they rolled the dice, all of them, if the police screamed loud they could have got more resources, .....

Everyone gets blamed.....Brainiacs, invite 150,000 young people for a booze up, take their booze, tell them your going to take the booze, tell them the liquor stores are closed, sheesh, everyone and their dog had a bottle, what do you do with an angry half-drunk male after you dump out his half-empty jug of tequila? ....You watch him smash windows and light fires....

I found the Pamela Martin hiring as "outreach" interesting, no so much the blatant patronage appointment but how the media dealt with it....

Last Friday evening Gord MacDonald on CKNW... Gord Did a rant on Pamela Martin, it went something like this...I`m paraphrasing.... 

She`s a tele-prompter reader, $130 K for outreach, what about the hundreds of public affair employees, what about Christy Clark being honest, answer questions, stop hiding public reports, forget wasting money on another patronage appointment...

Gord MacDonald`s  rant went something like that, no big deal but....But on Monday following Bill Good did his morning editorial, ...There is a so-called code in journalism and media, you never criticize your own, CTV doesn`t slag Global, the Province newspaper doesn`t bad mouth the Vancouver Sun, and individual celebs never criticize each other, especially at the same station....Bill Good broke that rule on Monday when he ripped Gord MacDonald from end to end over his mild critique of Pamela Martin........Bill Good is so far gone, he went for long lunches with Pamela Martin several times before last week`s Gord MacDonald rant, and guess what.....

Today on the Bill Good show he did a segment on CCTV in Vancouver, how you get filmed everywhere you go, is this a good thing or bad, is getting filmed in public without your knowledge acceptable, so anyway, Billy Boy takes some calls and...


A caller says....I`m paraphrasing again....Mr. Good, these cameras film everything, even famous people getting caught doing things in private by these cameras, sometimes these films can be worth money.......


To which Bill Good responded, .."Yea, I went for lunch with Pamela Martin yesterday"snip


Don`t get me wrong, Bill Good was disturbed by the call, it also goes right to the heart of Bill Good`s deceptions, Bill Good is a Sunshine coast neighbor and friend of Gordon Campbell, his bias is plain to see, but now he`s criticizing fellow employees for their point of view about his friend Pamela Martin...Friends, Bill Good responded like a man defending his girlfriend or lover,...It`s a little rich how he promotes Pamela Martin on air, both pre-Christy Clark and post Christy Clark....If Bill Good can`t even act with a little journalistic integrity he should be removed from the air, it`s so wrong, like Sean Leslie`s wife making over $100 K per year working for Christy Clark at the BC PAB....I guess Bill Good`s wife is still overseas


The point I`m trying to make is priorities, in Greece teachers make less than a $1000 euros per month, they have had no raise in a decade, pensions are being slashed, youth unemployment is a staggering 40%...Their VAT tax is being raised on everything, on food it`s rising from 15% to 23%....Workers are having everything stripped away, millions in the United Kingdom are striking against the same draconian cuts, ....Do you know....The Greek national debt works out to....$44 thousand dollars for every man/woman and child....In the USA ... The American national debt works out to $46 thousand dollars in debt for every man/woman and child.....There are 11 million Greeks and over 300 million Americans...Neither will ever pay their debt but who decides whose worthless paper gets honoured and whose doesn`t!....For the sake of $44 K per person debt the Greek Government sold them out for nothing, The Greeks will still default on their debt...You can`t slash wages, take away small pensions, cut services and expect anyone will have any money to propel their economy forward...It`s a recipe for disaster.


In India, one of our trading partners is displacing millions of people from the farmlands in a state-run land acquisition scam, generations of farmers are having their land stolen for a standard $6 dollars per acre, the land is being expropriated for manufacturing and endless strip malls, the land acquisition act is being used as a hammer, similar to the USA`s "eminent Domain" act....Taking private land for the public good, in India the public good is the corporations, it`s a total unreported human tragedy that has roots right here in BC

Meanwhile three reactors in Japan are in full meltdown hot fleas have been consumed by everyone on the west coast of North America, billions of gallons of water have been turned into super heated radioactive steam ...That steam went into the west flowing jet stream and tradewinds, 1000s of square miles are dead forever, more farmland gone....There will be cascading cancers of all types in the future, this Fukushima disaster is 10 times worse than Chernobyl in Russia....But nobody is talking about it, everyone is too busy talking about the Vancouver drunkfest lame riot....

Stephen Harper and the assault against labour unions, Canada post, Air Canada, BC teachers, BC Paramedics, austerity measures, Governments of all stripes are waging war on the masses because the bankers and investors gambled away $trillions of dollars, these Government bail outs, $14 trillion dollars in bail out programs ....Your future, your children`s future has been sold out....We have a chance right now to say no the the HST.....Wages are going down, teachers, police, fire, paramedics, mailmen/woman, air flight staff, seniors care staff, all these workers and more are under attack, vilified, between right wing Governments, Jack Mintz, the Fraser institute these people have been marginalized...


Meanwhile, I`m gonna keep talking about issues that matter, corruption, taxation, human tragedy, the Vancouver riot is over...The Auditor General John Doyle has been granted documents on the Basi/Virk BC Rail sandal.....The BC Hydro review is complete, let`s here the bad news and just how big the proposed rate increases are....

The Province isn`t even going to talk too the teachers until the end of August, thus guaranteeing a strike, a Government imposed strike, the Province should be addressing class sizes, ...The Supreme court slammed the BC Liberals over what they imposed in 2002 while Christy Clark was education minister...

We are in a class war folks, we must launch the first attack, we start with the HST, then we change Government...

Tell the media, we don`t want anymore riot, no more hockey, no more families first slogans, no more stickmen ads...

Tell them we want The Straight Goods


Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bare Bones

Well here we are, Christmas eve, for me it is, before I get started I`d like to say ........It`s not easy, the stories along with opinionated editorial narration, I have really tried to stay tame as of late, in the past I probably would have flung expletives every which way, half full glasses and mild criticism are difficult for me, life isn`t that way and the human factor trumps all.....Adrian Dix went too far with his lauding comments on the Gordon Campbell patronage appointment, a simple All the best and no more would have sufficed, however, time to move on...

Thousands of HST ballots are going to show up on BCers doorsteps tomorrow, the buck stops here, .....

Let`s be pragmatic, lets examine what we know so far, the BC Liberals lied before the last election, they lied about the debt, they campaigned on a "$495 million dollar deficit max" ....It was a lie....The debt was about $4billion dollars, .....The BC Liberals in writing told several large groups IN WRITING  that "The HST isn`t on our radar" and then this

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During the campaign, the Liberal Party was asked in a questionnaire from the association: "Will your party oppose harmonizing GST with PST in British Columbia?"
In its official response, the party said, "a harmonized GST is not something that is contemplated in the B.C. Liberal platform, but we are committed to improving the tax system."
But according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, high-ranking bureaucrats in B.C. and Ottawa were discussing the HST before the last election and had prepared briefing notes on the tax for the finance minister....more here
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And what did former finance minister Carole Taylor have to say about the HST..

The NDP has taunted the B.C. Liberals over the upcoming harmonized sales tax by highlighting comments made by former B.C. finance minister Carole Taylor on CTV.
NDP energy critic John Horgan raised the issue yesterday (April 26) during the legislature's question period.
“Let’s move to another powerful person, the former minister of finance, who said not only did the government mislead the public during the election, she said the following: 'This particular tax takes the tax off businesses. It takes $1.8 billion off of businesses and puts it onto consumers. So that shift is a shift that is ideological as well as factual'," Horgan said, quoting Taylor...Read here

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Isn`t that great, the BC Liberals lied about the deficit, lied about the HST, lied about planning the HST, ...The so-called Calgary economist Jack Mintz wrote in CD Howe in 2007 that the HST would cause job losses and lower wages for a decade, and raise the price of consumer goods,....Right after the 2009 election that sleazeball Campbell along with his henchman Colin Hansen announced the HST, a revenue neutral tax shift, remember that lie,

And these HST lies haven`t stopped, we were told going into that same election that we had the best jurisdiction and the lowest corporate tax levels in the G8, ....Then they dragged in Jack flip flop Mintz again, for a whole $12 thousands dollars Jack mintz claimed the HST would result in 131,000 additional new jobs by 2020...$11 billion in new investment.....Mintz`s 12 page skinny report with big letters, no tables, no data, a speculative crystal ball, well his $12 k report was quickly debunked, ......Then we were told all this tax upon tax would stop and consumer prices would go down, ...Fuel is up, didn`t oil just drop $10 dollars a barrel?..What about gold, lumber, what about food prices, cable, phone, has anything dropped in price, ....How come when we have had an at par Canadian dollar with the US greenback for over a year and still prices are way lower across the line, how come, ......There is no HST across the line and our prices are still higher, .....And the $1.6 billion dollar bribe Gordon Campbell took for selling us out to the feds didn`t stop him from raiding ICBC for nearly $1billion dollars this year did it!

So then the Government forms a new panel to report on the HST, the Dinning group, these people report that the HST is not revenue neutral but a $850 million dollar tax grab, .....And Falcon and the Liberal ministry of finance have yet to table any real budget numbers but concede to the Dinning report, so now they are admitting that the HST is a huge tax grab for the Government, another lie admitted to.....The Dinning report also claimed that families are out about $350 dollars a year on "Regular purchases" ....That means no big ticket items like roof repairs and used cars and more, the Dinning group to arrive at that number have also claimed that businesses have already passed on 90% of their savings, .....That too must be a lie, what prices have fallen, the miners, lumber, gas, all our export industries sell at world prices and any savings passed on would have to be lower prices for foreign corporations..That is...If you think they lowered prices, for as you know commodities sell at set prices that rise and fall, for example, .....Falcon and the Smart tax alliance have been claiming that our export industries and movie business need the HST to be competitive, ...Well, lets debunk that myth....Lumber in 2005 was selling for over $800 dollars a 1000 board feet...Today the price is about $350 dollars a 100 board feet......A 300% swing in price, what can the HST mean in that type of a market...look at gold prices, look at natural gas, 5 years ago it was over $11 dollars now it`s barely $4 dollars....Again nearly a 300% swing, ....Meanwhile copper and gold, and all the metals are high.....And remember this.....The movie industry competed in BC when the Canadian dollar was a mere 67 cents to the American buck, BC in 2009 matched Ontario`s aggressive movie tax credits....The tax credits and the rise and fall of the Canadian loonie is far more troublesome then having NO HST.....Back on the Dinning report, David Schreck not only completely shreds the Dinning findings but lays out by ...


By going back to our old PST/GST would not only save consumers $billions of dollars every year but balance the budget 2 years earlier

So what have we got, the liberals lied about the debt, lied about the HST, lied about being revenue neutral, lied about prices falling, what about the jobs, that too...BC has lost roughly 30,000 thousand full times jobs since the HST came in last year, exactly what Flip Flop Jack Mintz initially forecast, you can read more here.....

So now the Dinning report claims the Government was wrong about revenue neutral, and wrong about jobs, they laugh at Jack Mintz and now claim that the HST might create 23 thousand jobs by 2020....A number so small it would be hard to prove either way....

So whatta we got, we got lying Liberals, lied about debt, deficits, lied about the HST, lied pre-election, lied about job forecasts, lied about revenue neutral, and now the Liberals are lying in their ads, well damn close anyway, we have had a bombardment of push polling outfits calling BCers and telling them the HST has been lowered to 10%...We have the Smart Tax Alliance using the same deceptive past tense ads, claiming a 10% HST tax, claiming families will save $120 dollars per year.....When that is false, the HST is 12% today, not !0%, not 11%, ...It`s 12% period....Families are spending $1000s for years.....When the truth is Christy Clark has flip flopped like charlie the tuna, Clark said she wouldn`t try and bribe the voter by promising to lower the HST, or sending cheques, or launching a massive campaign, ...All broken promises, and what`s even funnier, ...Christy Clark`s so called fix, ...She has done nothing but follow the original deal, for the HST deal Campbell and Hansen inked with Ottawa allowed for a 1% percentage drop on July 1st 2012 and a further drop of a point to 10% in 2014 if Ottawa agrees......In other words, Christy Clark`s HST fix is nothing, she`s selling the same deal.......And who can believe long term tax promises when short term tax promises can be taken away in a blink!,,,,,Gordon Campbell went on TV and announced a tax cut, 2 weeks later it was gone, as for Christy Clark`s 10% percent HST promise for 2014....It`s worth nothing, in fact it has got the BC Government in hot water in the bond market....Even Keith Baldrey calls Christy Clark`s 10% HST "NOT DOABLE".....

Kevin Falcon had to go to New York to calm the money lenders, there are problems, you can`t blow off the money lenders, so the question is this, the money lenders also see that BC under a 10% HST is in structural deficit, so how did Falcon get out of that, did he confide in private that there never will be a 10% HST...For if not, he would have to explain how BC is going to pay its debts, oh to be a fly on the wall in that meeting!.....

So here we are, Gordon Campbell has received his gift from Stephen Harper for the HST sell out, Christy Clark has already lied and flipped and flopped, we have been insulted with phony ads that never mention July 1st/2014, or July 1st/2012 for that matter, .....I have written dozens of stories on the HST......Here is what we know, the Government had a year to sell the HST before it even came into affect, their story has changed a dozen times, the entire finance ministry have different numbers than that a 4 person appointed panel, doesn`t that give you pause, who`s right, the Dinning group or the BC ministry of Finance, we were lied to about debt, deficits, about job numbers, we have lost nearly 30,000 full time jobs since the HST arrived, prices are up on everything, I don`t need any anecdotal evidence, my wallet goes bare faster than before.....

Lastly, we lose our sovereignty to Ottawa with the HST, they would call all the shots, any 10% HST is gone with a simple cabinet in order document, the same one they are advertising as a new Federal law now, it`s a cabinet in order scribble!....

This is our last chance to stand up for Democracy, if we as a people concede to a corrupt group of liars and legitimize them by accepting this tax we will only have ourselves to blame, we have a chance to make Canadian history, world history, we can say to the corporate elites of the world...

We are British Columbia, home of Democracy, hard workers clean air, the Orca, wild salmon runs, lush forests, a diverse group of European, Indian, Asian and First Nations peoples, as Blondie would say, We Are Canadian, we are civilized, peaceful,  our Province is a precious jewel and vital to life on earth......And that will cost you a little more to do business here!

Vote YES  to Kill the Hst....


The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Saturday, June 25, 2011

"He might be an idiot, but he`s our idiot"

I have followed politics for some time now, even American politics, which by the way, never ends, the presidential campaign literally starts the day the new president takes the oath, Barack Obama, I had such high hopes for this man, unfortunately the hand Bush Jr the lesser dealt Obama was a full house, but a full house doesn`t trump a straight flush of brutal economic realities.....

George Bush won the 2000 election with an assist going to the Republican Jebonites of Florida, maybe things would have turned out different had 911 hadn`t happened, the phony fake campaign that the Americans foisted on the world, the UN meetings, the reports, the video, false facts made up out of whole cloth, the weapons of mass destruction, the fear-mongering on how Saddam Hussein is going to blow up the world, it pains me to even talk about that time in history, the build up, followed by an invasion only to find nothing, a depleted army, a pathetic military decades away from any nukes, but the tangled web of lies and blame that followed all in an attempt to justify a completely fraudulent and illegal act against Iraq was the biggest crime....

The world soon realized that they got guzzled by the Bush/Cons, most countries, most citizens knew before the Iraq invasion that Colin Powell and Bush hadn`t made the case, it didn`t matter, the invasion was on regardless, I remember the lead up to the 2004 US presidential campaign, John Kerry against the Bush...By this time the world not only knew the Americans lied, cheated, conned and bullied the world but they also knew that George dubbya Bush was braindead, no intelligence, a soggy perhaps booze stained brain, I remember reading stories from newspapers around the world, countries of all political stripes and the headlines were basically ..Dump Bush, Vote Kerry, there were stories calling Bush Junior mentally challenged, a proven liar and worse,.....

Surely I thought the Americans could see how they erred with electing a second bush and wouldn`t elect a second Bush a third time in 2004...I watched it all, read it all, at that time in my life I was almost dead from injuries, a year in a wheel chair and more, so I had a chance to watch the proceedings 24/7...I followed all of it very closely, but then something happened and the only way I can explain it is...Well maybe this headline from early 2004 will help..

"He may be an idiot but he`s our idiot" snip

And after the 2004 election there was another headline that I believe came out of Australia..

"How could the Americans be so stupid".....The headline was referring to the re-election of George Bush the lesser(courtesy da house/Kootcoot), and at that time, I had no idea of the real meaning and importance of those headlines.

Have you ever had a friend, boy or girl, a friend with relation problems, a friend with a wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend problems, maybe they were adulterers, druggies, boozoholics, angry people or suffering from many other moral shortfalls, have any of you weighed in or gave personal advice only to regret interfering, the human ego is a funny animal and I always go back to that headline about George Bush junior...

"He may be an idiot but he`s our idiot"

The Dumbed down Americans voted for George Bush in part because the world hated him! 

A direct quote from an article in the Times Paper.... (Mr. Jenkins ) ......


"Mr Bush's election will give the rest of the world a collective heart attack. It expected a Kerry win. At the very least it expected Americans to somehow rein in a man it sees as na├»ve and dangerously belligerent. … Americans declined to rein him in. They legitimized him. The rest of the world has been roundly snubbed"


A lot of people voted for Stephen Harper in British Columbia, a lot of people who despise Gordon Campbell voted for Stephen Harper and anger has erupted over Harper`s appointment of the disgraced Gordon Campbell, the image in people`s mind, an habitual liar, an habitual adulterer, an habitual abuser in fancy digs in a posh London area with a chef, a driver, expense account plus a salary of about $200 thousand dollars per year plus his gold plated BC Government indexed pension, it has so angered the BC public....

Meanwhile there are many angry people who of all things are furious with the Provincial NDP over the Federal Conservative appointment of a BC Liberal stealth con, does that make any sense, Carole James announced she`s running again in Beacon Hill, Billy Good interviewed Carole James at 9:30 am last Friday(yesterday) on CKNW..Billy Boy asked Carole James about the Campbell appointment, ...Carole James was respectful, not lauding of the appointment but respectful, she wished Campbell well and figured he would do fine in his DUTIES as commissioner,...What those duties are is to hob nob with elites and help Canadians abroad, and he probably will do a good job, .....I personally can`t stand Gordo, if he was in front of me now I would probably end up being jailed for life over my actions, ...Perhaps you remember the last election, the media attacks on Carole James for her and the party going negative on Campbell and the Liberals, negative on child poverty, education, school closures, BC Rail corruption, ...Negative on everything, remember the infamous Bill Good radio pause trick CKNW pulled on Carole James when she was asked about going negative in the radio leaders debate...I do...Bill Good set her up...So Friday, the day after Campbell`s appointment was announced, the same day Carole announced she was running again for the NDP was the same day Campbell`s appointment was announced, ...

Bill Good did the short Carole James interview on Friday morning and the last thing Carole wanted was to come across as a vindictive shrew....Am I making excuses for the BC NDP...No I am not....For I understand what the BC Liberals tactics are in goading Adrian Dix....Christy Clark and her slimy Liberals have come out swinging at Adrian Dix with tired old rhetoric, in the past under Carole James ...Carole would screech away in the legislature, sometimes like a screaming banshee, ...Adrian so far hasn`t taken the bait, when Cluck cluck or Falcon or any Liberal stooge comes out with the oh so 90`s tired rhetoric against Dix....

Dix responds with calm, cool and bang on facts, no emotion, cold calculated facts, his formula is working, he`s frustrating the Liberals to no end, they can`t rattle him, he`s not pulling out his hair over anything, .....

Adrian Dix is running a cold calculated fact based fully costed platform, he`s not slinging mud with verbal diarrhea, he`s slinging mud with facts, data, numbers and personal testimonials from the public....

If Adrian Dix had slammed Harper and threw mud, created a federal enemy, if that had happened, Adrian and the NDP would be spending the next month talking about Campbell in London, not the HST, not schools, education, seniors, carbon tax, ship building, children, for if Adrian Dix started a pissing contest the art of distraction would go on and on, there are issues, an election will come very soon, there is plenty of time to rip Campbell during the writ period...and...

And the longer I study politics and it`s unique nuances the more I learn, sometimes you need to let people be and let them come to their own conclusions....For once you start bashing the other team, even if they deserve bashing, start laughing, giving personal advice, warning people about their spouse, warning about booze, drugs, anger, possessiveness,  people will put their backs up, some call it using reverse psychology....

Some call it the human factor.....And I keep going back to those headlines after George Bush Junior won his second term...."How could Americans be so stupid"...And..."He might be an idiot but he`s our idiot"

It`s also reminds me of a Seinfeld episode where Elaine, George and Jerry make the mistake of telling Kramer to break up with his nasty girlfriend, they made the mistake of not letting Kramer reach his own conclusion and before you know Kramer was wanting his girlfriend back

Reverse psychology, call it what you will, parents don`t like strangers bashing their kids, they`ll put their backs up, or criticizing someone`s wife, their job, their home sports team, and yes it extends to one`s political party, with Gordon Campbell resigning with a 9% approval rating means almost everyone in the Province is outraged.

However, if it makes you feel better to bash Dix, Carole James, Horgan, go ahead, tear them down, to what end...

One must come to their own conclusions, I think it was smart for Dix not to piss on the Conservatives and bash the other teams....It`s called being a professional leader, and I truly believe that this plum gift from Harper to Campbell will finally connect the dots between the HST and the BC Liberals, those who were on the ropes, the undecided on the HST, the 15% to 20% that are still undecided according to the polls, the anti-HST forces were just handed a gift, the Federal Cons just reignited the anger towards Gordon Campbell and the HST on the eve of Stephen Harper`s destroy Democracy agenda, you should have your ballot in the mail tomorrow!.....I`ll let you come to your own conclusions.




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Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Art of Distraction (volume II)

The art of distraction, a curious course of action, Governments, strategists, spin doctors, Gordon Campbell was an expert at creating an issue out of whole cloth and you bet our lame stream media played along.....

I am of course referring to BC Rail....The strategy developed by Campbell, send out spin doctors and lobbyists to claim that BC Rail is a debt ridden burden on the Province, we know that wasn`t true, it was a manufactured con, same thing with BC Ferries and David Hahn....Take Hahn`s wage, over $1 million bucks per year, BC Ferries are unchanged, same routes, same schedule, new defective German ferries, ...How come the CEO of Canada Post who has 50,000 employees under him gets paid a mere $497,000 thousand dollars per year, that CEO has to run air mail, food mail, post offices, a national mail service...BCers should be outraged(and we are)....

The art of distraction, the BC Government knew Canada post was going on strike and deliberately put our HST referendum smack dab in the middle of it, my own postal station lady told me 3 months the strike was a given...If she knew, the BC Liberals knew....It`s a big non-story, ...We had the Canucks distracting BCers for 2 months, a media driven hockey frenzy designed to keep a flustered public thinking about nothing...The lame/tame Vancouver riot has had a similar result of continuing to distract from real issues...Pamela Martin, Chris Olsen, Rebbecca Scott, Stephen Smart plus the usual stooges Good/Baldrey and Palmer...

Take today`s cutting ledge show, what did they talk about, Pamela Martin, Gordon Campbell, Carole James...Nothing on John Doyle and his demands for BC Rail trial documents, all the documents, nothing on the HST, nothing on the BC Hydro review due to be released within a month, nothing on the BC Ferry review, all these REAL issues have had a media distraction blanket thrown over them...Not one caller bothered to mention Baldrey`s June  15th Burnaby Now column where he called Christy Clark`s 10% HST fix..."Not Doable" snip....

I understand the raging anger BCers have towards Harper over the Campbell appointment, but it wouldn`t matter what Dix said about Campbell to Stephen Harper,...Harper could care less what Dix would say and wouldn`t back down regardless...All that would do is create a Federal enemy, and believe me, I`m fine with a Danny Williams style premier, a gutsy take no prisoners approach, but...One must occupy the big chair first, the only way the NDP and Adrian Dix can make a difference is if they are in power...

Stephen Harper made a huge political mistake, he has outraged British Columbians, outraged BC voters who voted for the Federal Liberals, the Federal NDP and the Federal Conservatives....Harper won`t be running again after his term is up, (not unless his sellout of Canada isn`t complete)...And I doubt he could even get elected again, the Canada post hammer he`s using, Air Canada, appointing losing candidates to the Senate, backtracking on balance budgets, asbestos being labeled safe, and his unholy alliance with Alberta crude tar...Harper is digging his own grave..

What has been on the news all month, any real issues?...Nothing but hockey, now hockey riots, now Pamela Martin, Gordon Campbell....Meanwhile BC Hydro is waiting to rip taxpayers once the next election is over, Translink is ready to dig deep into your pockets too..And BC Ferries...And what are some us blathering about???...Adrian Dix not pulling his hair out over Pammy Martin and Campbell, to what end?.....Adrian was in Vernon yesterday having an anti-HST rally, on the news he talked about the HST and the sad state of affairs at Vernon Jubilee hospital...Isn`t that more important than getting in a pissing contest with Stephen Harper?...Is Harper not gunning against unions, collective bargaining, will not BC teachers and health care workers soon be targets too...Dix must gain power, if not basic workers will be toast in BC...The Art of Distraction, look at the NDP leadership challenge, the media, the spinners, the wrath of Kwan, the bakers dozens, Baldrey,Good and Palmer only referred to them as dissidents for months, they still do...Can`t you people see that BC Liberals and Conservatives want these petty non-issues dominating the headlines while BC Hydro rape, ferry rape, Translink raping of the public`s pockets flies under the radar, what about Surrey Schools, what about operating rooms, what about Enbridge, Fish Lake, what about the real issues....What about the really big picture....Your children, your precious children....

New Zealand had big destructive earthquakes, Haiti, Japan has had big crackers, and last night, an under reported story that sent chills through my entire body, there were two..7.2 earthquakes 30 seconds apart off Alaska in the Aleutian Islands....These earthquakes are all in the Pacific ring of fire earthquake zone, and guess what, we are in the same zone and over due, well at least due for a big earthquake....Let me lay out the big picture...The Art of Distraction....

Gordon Campbell, the BC Liberals, the BC Government has failed on seismic upgrades to our old aging schools, the funding isn`t there, at the pace of the upgrades it will take 50 years to complete! If we have a 7.5 earthquake in BC during school hours your children, thousands of your children would be dead!...You hear me folks..

Would I have preferred Farnsworth and Dix say nothing about the Campbell appointment, yes....But I didn`t hear anyone from the rightwing neo-cons complaining about Gary Doer being appointed by Harper, let Harper hang himself, the Brits will figure Campbell out, Harper is making Canada look like freaks, that too will come back to bite him, meanwhile some are raging and sniping at me, at Dix, others are vowing to vote independent because Dix didn`t attack Harper...Harper has the big club, Dix doesn`t even have a fly swatter at this time....In fact I even read one comment that said..."I will never vote for the Federal Conservatives again after the Campbell appointment" snip...And another commenter commented on that comment...The other commenter said...I`m paraphrasing..

"You mean it took Harper appointing Campbell to figure out Harper was despicable".....In other words, The Art of Distraction...Whatever it takes, I wrote yesterday how it was a political gaffe by Harper appointing Campbell, and consider this scenario, Stephen Harper responds to British Columbian`s outrage over Campbell`s appointment, he changes his mind and gives the position to Rick Hansen, Harper`s popularity surges in B.C.!...Can`t any of you see the positive in Harper exposing himself for what he is? ....And I also wrote in a past post..

 "If I was a parent of children who were attending school in a old brick and mortar building waiting for seismic repairs I would pull them out!" snip

Those are the issues that are flying under the radar, some of the issues, meanwhile some of you are prepared to spoil ballots and elect the BC Liberals again out of anger towards Stephen Harper.....And that`s exactly what the media wants from you.

I`ll pray for your children, please let our earthquake happen on a Sunday night at 1:00am...


The Art of Distraction


The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Harper by Appointing Gordon Campbell Sealed Christy Clucking Clark`s Coffin Shut!



A short post...You are all aware of Stephen Harper giving BC traitor Gordon Campbell a cushy gig as high ambassador to Britain...Well, Just like I explained in a previous post, it was a stupid move by Harper..It will hurt his Federal party and bring new support to both the Federal and Provincial NDP....Now I am no fan of the Vancouver Sun paper, ...

Well, the Vancouver Sun ran the story complete with comments, none are mine, the CBC ran the story complete with comments and....

 And both comment sections are loaded with furious anger towards both Harper and Campbell....Well, I guess with Harper it doesn`t matter, he has his majority and won`t run again(Unless his sellout of Canada isn`t complete)...

But it will hurt his Federal party badly....CKNW`s Gord MacDonald took calls on Campbell`s patronage appointment and every caller ripped Campbell and were genuinely disgusted....Now remember, CKNW is a BC Liberal shill radio station.....But the CBC website is a more social oriented site, more lefties hang there than corporate righties, the CBC comments are like 90% angered at both Harper and Campbell....But the Vancouver Sun...A right wing corporate BC Liberal rag tag paper....Well blow me down, the comments are just ripping Gordon Campbell and Harper and Crusty Clark....I thought Harper was smarter than that...Anyway, this is all good news for the BC NDP...A disgraced drunken premier who resigned in a nasty fit...A premier who was at 9% support, the lowest ranking for any politician in Canadian history....Really dumb Harper but this persuader is smiling away, you just put the final nail in Christy Clark`s coffin....Read the Vancouver Sun comments here

And you can read the CBC comments here

You can hear the radio calls here....Cue up 4:00pm June 23....Fast forward to about 4:40 pm to 4:50pm

HST anger is boiling over and  Harper appointing the most hated man? in BC to that cushy gig complete with a chef, a residence, driver and big pay package is the final straw, the HST battle ended today....  The public have now clued into part of the biggest public betrayal in Canadian history....The HST special on CKNW, they couldn`t find anyone to phone in to support the HST, the Vancouver Sun readers, the CBC...Yes folks, you can read the tea leaves too...

Harper would have been smarter to wait until after the HST referendum, but I`m glad he did it, thanks for the help Harper....You just gave the people the final push....Bye Bye HST....Bye Bye Crispy Clark...Pleasant dreams !

The BC Liberal tide has receded, there is nothing left but a stinking rotting smell....

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

NEW HST ADVERTISEMENT, Courtesy of CTV 6:00 PM NEWS..





More good news, the public hates the HST...Businesses, MOST BUSINESSES HATE the HST....Need more proof, watch this

The Straight Goods

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Carole James, A Political Masterstroke and the FINAL NAIL In the BC Liberal`s Coffin

Yes indeed, Carole James has shown her brave spirit once again,  in her announcement that she IS running again for the NDP in Beacon Hill.... That announcement proves that Carole James is a true leader and team player, a woman of the highest caliber who wants to and will make a difference in Government....

I take my hat off and congratulate you Carole James, yes, no one was a bigger critic of Carole James than The Straight Goods.....But this move by Carole and the NDP is liquid gold, seriously, no bull, here are some of the dynamics, the leader of the BC Green party Jane Sterk had counted on Carole James resigning from politics and not running, last month Jane Sterk announced she would be running in Beacon Hill(she was pulling an Elizabeth May)..Sterk figured she could capitalize on Carole`s departure, well...So much for that idea Jane!...Jane Sterk will be running elsewhere, Carole James has that riding in the bag....But, that is only a small detail on the political scene....The biggest problem with Carole James staying on and running is not with the NDP, it affects the hapless BC Liberals like you wouldn`t believe....

Christy cluck cluck Clark in the few question periods she attended in the legislature(this year)...Attacked the NDP in partisan statements, Clark attacked the NDP with cries about the big bad NDP boys dumping a FEMALE leader, that argument is gone! period, for I do have access to internal polling numbers and Carole James is a shoe-in for Cabinet minister once the NDP take power, Carole James has a real chance of making a difference, and...And if Carole James wasn`t positive the NDP could form Government she would have resigned with her full pension...Carole James wants to be a cabinet minister, Carole James deserves to be a cabinet minister...The BC Liberals are freaking out!...And I mean really freaking out, Christy Crunch Clark is running around like a chicken with its head cut off...

Clark doesn`t know what to do, she is going to lose the HST referendum, the budget numbers are bleeding red ink, job losses continue to mount in BC...John Cummins is gaining strength as is Adrian Dix and the NDP..And...

And with Carole James putting on a united face will bring back Carole James fans and the few disgruntled NDP voters who felt betrayed... On stage, united, a solid winning team,....There will be John Horgan, Adrian Dix and Carole James, Energy minister, Premier and Minister of Education standing together united and as Government...

The BC Liberal campaign planners had an entire scheme planned to paint the NDP as woman haters and a male-based party, they had already counted on Carole James hanging up her political career, it is very rare indeed that any leader that got removed from power stays on, this exception to the rule was a political masterstroke, Christy Clark`s election campaign strategy/plan is now gone, caput, .....It was a Carole James/NDP political masterstroke and another Christy Crunch Clark death nail, her coffin is almost sealed shut....And the problems for the BC Liberals have only just begun, besides the HST loss, besides John Cummins, besides a Government that no one trusts, besides the fact that the Liberal brand is toxic across Canada...Clark has MLA and Cabinent minister problems...People like Terry Lake are toast in an early election, Don Mcrae of Comox valley is done, Ida Chong is done, Murray Coell is done, as is Thorthwaite, Kash Heed and Donna Barnett...But these players and more, they don`t want an election, many haven`t earned any pensions(YET) and theoretically those newbies could collect pay cheques until May 2013....Christy Clark is risking their future on her ego....Clark doesn`t live in the real world, she is shielded from the public and has surrounded herself with a motley crew of washed up personalities and amateur card readers....Christy Clark is clueless to the real anger out there, and everyday that goes by more and more people are turned off by Clark, even horn-dog males after seeing the pre-plastic surgery photos of Clark are turning away...And her biggest problem is with female voters, they see right through bimbo Clark and ..

And females aren`t too thrilled that their males partners would vote with their penis....The dynamics are incredible, Crispy Crunch Clark is in a race with the clock, only one problem with that, the numbers right now have a big NDP majority, as budget numbers come out, hydro increases, ferry increases, not honouring the HST referendum, cuts to education, more health care cuts, gaming revenue down, employment down and no friends in Ottawa...The Shipbuilding contracts are going to Quebec, Newfoundland and Ontario ...That is where Harper needs support and....

As I reported before, "How many Gordon Campbell loyalists are there, or more importantly how many Christy Clark loyalists are there"snip....With what Baldrey wrote in the Burnaby now, now the auditor General gunning after BC Rail, her snubbing of Gordon Campbell, Gordo a vindictive man who would take great pleasure in seeing Christy Clark fail, ....There is no BC Liberal unity...Barry Penner refuses to listen and take orders, Blair Leckstrom and his Boston Bruins are leaving for greener pastures, Leckstrom is a lock for the BC Conservatives in the Peace river riding, and he`s not alone....

Yes indeed, Carole James has just changed the entire dynamic of the next BC general election...And there is so much more, Christy Clark`s Ontario Liberal team are gone, they WILL be voted out of office, it has nothing to do with Hudak and the Ontario Conservative party, Dalton McGuinty is going down over the HST and HIS GREEN ENERGY ACT...Ontario people are bleeding badly from skyrocketing hydro rates...McGuinty is done...

There is a time and place for everything, including the HST, if the BC Government brought the tax in when the world was booming as was Canada...But that was then and this is now, for everyone knows who caused the world meltdown, not teachers or cops, not nurses and bus drivers, Wall Street crooks, crooked bankers, crooked rating agencies, the rich multi-millionaire banks and corporations through fraudulent securities and derivatives robbed the world, and when their ponzi scheme fell apart, Governments around the world buckled to their clout and forfeited future generations to bail out the thieves, ....Oil companies keep recording record profits as do banks, meanwhile wages are flat, stealth taxation everywhere, Canadians drowning in debt, and then the BC LIBERAL Government pre-election lied about our massive deficits, lied about revenue forecasts, lied about new taxation, lied about  the HST, they cut, they slashed and hid behind corrupt courts, hid behind hired mouth pieces, hid from the truth and to this day the lies haven`t stopped....

Timing is everything and the HST ain`t gonna be bought by BCers, and when the HST is defeated in the referendum, if Kevin Falcon and Clark remove the PST exemptions anyway, or threaten to remove exemptions...Well, can you say 2001 election in reverse, 83 NDPers, independents and Conservatives...  And 2  lonely BC Liberal MLAs...

Good luck Christy Clucking Clark, maybe you can use your Federal Liberal clout to advance your career?....Never mind!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Michael Campbell to Take Over CKNW`s Airwaves for Marathon HST BC Liberal Promotional




Well what a week, the Pro-HST forces are freaking out, they have gone negative, the Smart Tax Alliance have lodged complaints against Bill Vanderzalm`s ads, Bill has countered with complaints against the big business shills, also my dear friend Laila Yuile has exposed Mr. Jagger, the head of the Smart Tax Alliance only a short time ago had a huge PST tax problem with the BC Government, from everything I read it appears that the BC Government made a deal, a forgiveness of a tax debt for assistance in selling the HST fraud upon the public, Mr. Jagger has dirty hands on taxes, in my own personal opinion, he`s a tax cheat!...

Here`s the deal, all the polling outfits no matter how they try and skew the numbers and give the Liberals hope for keeping the tax in the referendum they don`t add up, it also appears that the big fancy ads have back-fired, yes there was an initial surge for the pro-HST side after the 10% HST was announced, but now that the voters realize it`s a vague promise from an habitual lying Government that doesn`t take affect for nearly 4 years from now...That ruse has come back to bite them, in a last ditch effort the business shills have resorted to fear mongering, well, that`s ok, there ain`t enough straw on which to grasp!

And I find it interesting, the Michael Smyth CKNW battle, the fact that I exposed CKNW when they were about to remove Mike Smyth, they backed off, however, whenever things get juicy and ugly Michael Smyth gets yanked from the airwaves and room is made for the BC Liberal Government, ...Or perhaps you think Michael Smyth is taking his 8th week of holidays in his first half year at CKNW?....

This week on CKNW it has been bash Gregor Robertson, .....Good luck with that, until anyone besides Susan Anton throws her hat in the ring you are stuck with juiceboy....So the Smart Tax Alliance has fallen flat, $millions and millions of advertising dollars spent only to come across a brick wall of resistance, we mere peasants with no money, a grassroots people power tax revolt are winning... And the numbers are huge for VOTE YES to KILL the HST....And guess what, ....CKNW this Wednesday(tomorrow, June 22/12:30 pm to 3:00pm) as a special favour for their biggest advertiser(The BC Liberal Government)..CKNW are running a PRO HST special....

Michael Smyth has been removed from the airwaves and his radio spot will used for a 3 hour special , the entirety of Smyth`s show will be a pro-HST show hosted by no other than......Gordon Campbell....Oops....I meant to say Michael Campbell, Gordon Campbell`s brother and financial advisor, the person Gordo got all his advice from is hosting on CKNW,  a 3 hour pro-hst show, CKNW removes Michael Smyth and brings in the Disgraced premier`s brother Michael Campbell to promote the very lie/deficit/tax grab stab in the back that the BC Liberals foisted upon us victims!.....

First off, I hope you faithful will light up the radio board and call out CKNW, the phone number is...Toll free from anywhere in the Province....1-877-399-9898..Make sure you disguise what your comment is, whoever answers the phone, tell them you are for the tax, make up a short comment, once on the air say different, ask about HST on ALL vacation property, HST on used cars, on big labour, on dental work, vetenary services, funerals, tell them how prices haven`t budged, tell Michael Campbell how we lost 30,000 jobs in BC since the HST came in, remind Campbell that the Liberals lied about the tax, lied about revenue neutral, lied about the deficit, remind him how Carole Taylor rejected the HST......Remind Michael Campbell about a BC Liberal Government that is spending $700 million on a roof, cost overruns on everything, Ferry fares, Hydro increases, road tolls coming, Translink taxes, property taxes, user fees, tell Michael Campbell and his Fraser institute buddies to stuff the HST up their asses....And if Michael Campbell mentions Atlantic Canada remind him the they reduced the PST in Atlantic Canada by 4%percentage points at the same time in 1996 when they harmonized, and still prices rose rose on services and housing while consumer goods stayed the same, ....The BC HST is a completely different animal, the BC HST is a $2 billion dollar yearly tax hit on consumers!

If the head brass at CKNW can`t see how unethical it is to have the brother of a disgraced premier who lied his face off about debt and taxes, deficits and budgets, a premier who has led Canada with child poverty and homelessness for 8 straight years, for CKNW to promote the premier`s brother(Michael Campbell) who advised Gordon Campbell to adopt the HST from the very beginning is a fraud, a deliberate fraud and failure on so many levels!

Michael Campbell who believes in private health care, private education and is a member of the Fraser institute, Michael Campbell who has been railing against unions, the public servants, teachers, a man who believes in eliminating all corporate taxes and going to straight consumer taxes....For CKNW to use that man to promote the HST and Liberal Government is a crime, a crime against ethical broadcasting, a step into the sewer, ......CKNW has lost all their credibility....I can tell you that I don`t know who the line up is on the HST promotional marathon.. but I can guess what stooges will rear their ugly heads....

Michael Levy will make an appearance, Chris Thompson, the so-called simple student and now headliner for the Smart tax alliance will appear, the caller SAM will call in and call us all stupid for not understanding the HST....Jack Mintz`s name will be mentioned, as well as Jim Dinning, Kesselman too....You will hear the phrase, "all the reputable economists"...."All the accountants"......Michael Campbell will talk about the importance of corporations having record profits because you may own some of it in your RRSP or pension plans, Mr Winters will appear, in fact if we are really lucky we will get Phil Hocstein, ......Michael Campbell will talk about the $3 billion dollar budget hole if the HST is removed, he will talk about having to pay back Ottawa....He will also tell you that the corporations have returned all their new largesse, he will tell you tax savings have been passed on in lower prices, he will say that "Global competition" will force corporations to pass on savings....


Like who,,,,The banks...How about the oil companies, any food prices been lowered, telephone, cablevision, internet, healthfoods, services, can anyone name one item that has gone down in price?

Desperate times, big business can`t con enough fools to accept a tax gouge, CKNW is prepared to not only abuse Michael Smyth, but for receipt of advertising dollars from the Liberal Government are prepared to surrender any moral authority and broadcasting ethics they may have once had, it truly is a sad day when BC`s number 1 radio station promotes a disgraced lying Government that was led by a vicious deceitful lying Gordon Campbell and use the very brother and economic advisor of the Liberals on air and call it anything but a "BC Liberal stage play"

Enjoy CKNW Liberal Shill Day...."BC Liberals only cheat when they can`t win"

P.S......Keep up the good work "Jurganator"....And Walter, thanks for the natural bee honey and candles, ....And thanks for the hugs Jean....(Who woulda thought the Powell River Persuader could get any sweeter)...Kidding!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Ears Wide Open

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Vancouver Rioters to be Punished to the "Full Extent of the Law"

In the shining light of Thursday morning amongst a throng of Christy Clark paparazzi`s and PAB media spinners our premier spoke in terms of tough on crime, sparing no expense in the prosecution of rioting hooligans, ...Christy Clark went on to say...

"we will spare no expense in the prosecutions of these criminals, we won`t surrender our streets to thugs and criminals, the province will use every avenue to ensure these criminals see jail, we will use video footage to find everyone who was involved in the riot"........And Christy didn`t stop there, Clark went on to say, ....

"We will expose the families of the rioters, we will expose the employers of the criminals"....

Now before we get rolling, that last above statement by Christy Clucking Clark....Tough talk, tough talk from an uneducated buffoon, she can`t stop herself from blurting out the stupidest things without thinking, that`s the way she ran her radio show, loose lips flapping about subjects she`s clueless on, ....Tough talk alright, what does the sister or the brother of a rioter/ thug have to do with this, you can`t go around exposing families, not unless you want your asses sued off....And "exposing their employer"....If some punk works at a gas station, 7/11 or hair salon or whatever, you can`t willy nilly implicate any employer or any family member with a rioter`s action without investigations and sting operations that result in a finding that said business or said family organized the mayhem and or persuaded/forced the rioter`s action......That statement proves once again that Christy Clark is absolutely clueless and is still unable to think on her feet.......Now don`t get me wrong, the actions of Wednesday night were sick, childish, desperate and expected, cars burning, smashed bottles, looting, fires, ho hum, .....The city and Province rolled the dice on policing numbers THROUGH OUT the Canuck playoff run, all in the name of saving money, can you say...."SNAKE EYES"...

We have a thing called law, law for the guilty and law for the innocent, we have laws Governing both the crown and defense, laws on evidence gathering, laws on proving guilt, each aspect of every prosecution must follow legal procedures, the Government or police can`t simply take a picture and brand those in the pictures criminals, each and every suspect must be tried individually, with witness, with testimony, with a legal defense fighting for the defendant, that folks is the law, or at least it was the law at one time, .....Shocking behaviour, if I was at the riot I would have been jailed for incapacitating criminal suspects the old fashioned way or shot trying, however, I wasn`t there and we can`t turn back the clock and.....And it has nothing to do with this post, I`m talking about a clueless Christy Clark who beaks off before she thinks......

Where has Christy been, Gordon Campbell in his first term with Christy as his deputy premier closed down 9 prisons and 25 courthouses and fired 300 correction officers and the justice system has never recovered, our remaining provincial prisons are all over capacity, several are filled to 300% of maximum capacity, .....Trials are being scheduled 2 and 3 years out for petty crimes, murder trials and assaults take years to go through the courts if they don`t get thrown out for lack of court sheriffs or unreasonable delays..."Justice delayed is justice denied"....

Tough talk eh Christy Clark, where is the jail space, where is the manned courtrooms with an open schedule, where, where are the sheriffs, tough talk by a dimwitted premier who is oblivious to the extreme cuts and dismantlement of BC`s entire justice system, ....Christy Clark was a member of Gordon Campbell`s cabinet when 25 courthouses and 9 prisons were shuttered closed, we are short judges, short sheriffs, short jail space, short on prosecutors, there isn`t one aspect of BC Law and justice that isn`t woefully underfunded.


"We will punish the criminals to the full extent of the law"....Christy Clark June/16th/2011........There is something in law called a PRECEDENCE.....Tough talk, .....Lawyers use the precedence of past decisions and convictions of other defendants as a BASE for sentencing and or for legal rulings in current cases...

Ian Bush was shot in police custody in the back of the head and the police officer involved received a free walk as the family of the victim received no answers from the police, no answers from investigators, the Bush family received zero justice

Monty Robinson who was one of the officers who tasered Dziekanski at the airport, a police cover up, lies, obfuscation, a botched  takedown of a distraught traveler, if not for a citizen journalist who secretly filmed the whole incident the case would have vanished, Monty Robinson was one of those officers, ...But Monty`s trouble were just beginning, as you know Monte Robinson a short time later was involved in a fatal hit and run with a motor cycle driver, the bike rider was killed, Monty Robinson, a cop, a cop who knows the law, fled the scene, claims to have went home and THEN started consuming alcohol, ...Thus when other police eventually caught up with Monty Robinson and arrested him, they were unable to PROVE BEYOND a SHADOW of a DOUBT that Monty Robinson was drunk when he struck the bike rider...Basically Monty walked away with nothing, two dead men by the hands of Monty Robinson yet he remains jail free, Robinson knew the law and took full advantage of the situation, he fled the accident scene and went home, claimed drinking at home which resulted in a successful effort in avoiding the law, ...So much for punishing to the "full extent of the law.......Maybe it`s only cops who walk away free, a corrupt court system that protects their own, .....Who doesn`t remember the drunken cops who while on a big booze up in Vancouver last year, one of the rioting rampaging drunken cops shit kicked an early morning defenseless newspaper delivery man, .....A trained police officer while under the influence of large amounts of alcohol beat the hell out of a innocent man trying to earn a few bucks, the goon cop had to be pulled off the victim by his fellow drinking officer buddies, certainly the precedence of this cop`s conviction and sentencing could be used as a barometer for the sentencing of the hockey rioters....Both drunk, both acting like savages, well, this cop too received no justice and no jailtime

"Punish to the full extent of the law".....The Precedence of past legal decisions, .....So exactly what punishment would any rioters or looters receive, all those damaged buildings, all that stolen loot, it`s a good thing those big retailers and businesses are fully insured and ALL their loses will be reimbursed, we wouldn`t want to cause any business to lose their store or go bankrupt over the actions of others, a democratic British Columbia Government wouldn`t allow businesses or a business to go bankrupt by the actions of criminals or liars, or would they.....How much justice did Susan Heyes and the Cambie street merchants receive....Translink`s builders when building the Canada line said, in their bid they said the  transit line would be built using a method called  "bored tunnel"...In other words it would be business as usual with but a few minor interruptions, but then the builder in an effort to save money went to a new construction method called "cut n cover".....The builder then told the affected businesses around cambie that this construction method at most would result in disruptions in front of their stores for a couple of months at most, the builder told bold faced lies to the business, the result was dozens of businesses lost fortunes and many went bankrupt, people`s livelihood taken away,,there was a construction nightmare and customer barricades for years ....Susan Heyes fought the builder, she won in the supreme court, the big bad friend of the BC Liberals...A corporate beast runs roughshot over a small business owner, a brave Susan Heyes fights back and wins, only to have the corporation appeal the ruling and drag the case to the supreme court of Canada, a moneyless /lawyerless Susan Heyes had her win stripped, where is her justice, where was the BC Government to fight for  Susan Heyes and those other affected businesses, I guess it`s ok for the Government and their friends to stomp on Democracy and the law, tough talk,  ..."Punish to the full extent of the law"......Well Christy Clark, what past case, past sentence, past Judgements and case law precedents will you use to punish the Vancouver mob.....

Perhaps you think my case comparisons and legal decisions are not the same, comparing apples to oranges rather than apples to apples, well maybe a case like this as a comparison would be more apt...

A relative of a business owner who.....The business is in financial difficulty, the relative on behalf of the business  sneaks into the building with a large container of gasoline, he then spreads fuel around and is going to torch the business for the insurance, the arsonists/relative is an amateur, the plan goes awry, there`s an explosion, hundreds of windows are blown out, the building is almost destroyed, surrounding buildings are damaged, $5 million dollars in property damage, the potential to kill dozens of nearby residents was real, the risk to firefighters, emergency response teams.....Fortunately no innocent people were hurt, only the arsonist was hurt....Severe burns and a month in the hospital for the arsonist and insurance fraudster, ....But there`s more, two weeks after the planned explosion the wife of the business owner apparently committed suicide and jumped off a cliff in Lions Bay.

So let`s examine that "PRECEDENT" setting case....An arsonist, the relative of a in financial difficulty business owner, a planned arson and insurance fraud, blew up several buildings, got severely injured and cost our health authorities $tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs, self inflicted injuries received while engaging in fraud, arson, terrorism, an arsonist who endangered the public, endangered firefighters, paramedics and all emergency response groups, an arsonist whose actions led directly to a suspicious suicide(maybe murder)....An arsonist, a bomber, a terrorist who set off a bomb, blew up buildings, risked public safety on a planned crime, alone, not egged on by thousands of onlookers, a criminal who caused $5 million dollars in property damage, a suicide, costs on our health authority, $ tens of thousands of dollars in costs to emergency response team budgets, not to mention court costs and court space in a woefully underfunded legal system.....Certainly this case compares and the finding of guilty on this criminal and his subsequent sentencing and punishment is a perfect example of a precedence to use on the sentencing of the Vancouver rioters and criminals......

Like example, how much restitution did the guilty arsonist have to pay back, how much of the damages is he on the hook for, how many years were added to his sentence for contributing to a suicide or worse?....How many years would a sick twisted arsonist/terrorist and endangerer of public life have to serve, $millions in damage, health dollars, a massive explosion, expensive trial, a tough court system, tough sentencing....


"We will punish those responsible to the full extent of the law"snip......Certainly we have precedents in sentencing in which we can apply to the Vancouver riot thugs.....

And that precedence and punishment for that apples to apples comparison is....

Kamalijera Singh Josan received NO JAIL, NO RESTITUTION.....He was sentenced to 2 years house arrest in which he can watch TV and play house with his lovely young wife and children, he can take limited outdoor trips, ....

Oh the humanity!, the harsh jail time, the financial costs, ......Cops walk, extreme killers stay home, Basi and Virk stay home, $6 million dollar Basi/Virk legal fee, $24 million dollar prosecution legal fee and house arrest, Susan Heyes has her business destroyed and the Government doesn`t care......

Christy Clark vows to punish the criminals "To the full extent of the law" snip

Perhaps Christy Clark hasn`t been paying attention.....To all you Vancouver riot thugs, I hope you are all shaking in your boots over your possible house arrest, locked in a house with your Play stations/Facebook and texting....

Oh the humanity!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Keith Baldrey Slams Christy Clark`s HST Fix and Calls it "NOT DOABLE"!


Well, this will be a short post folks, I`m busy and traveling today, I have a special treat for you, we all know that Keith Baldrey is the BC Liberals loudest and proudest cheerleader and pom pom boy, well, maybe that is changing...

For today, Keith Baldrey in his column in the Burnaby Now paper has laughed and scoffed at Christy Clark, he claims like David Shreck and I have....Christy Clark`s HST fix is not doable and will blow a yearly $1 billion dollar whole in the budget, and that is taking into consideration the cancellation of the small business tax decrease and the raising of corporate tax...I will let Keith Baldrey do the talking...

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"Politicians are rightly doubted when it comes to tax promises, so it's understandable why there is considerable skepticism over the B.C. Liberal government's promise to cut the HST to 10 per cent by 2014.
After all, our political landscape is littered with all kinds of broken promises over taxation. And no political party has clean hands when it comes to sticking to its positions on taxes.
So why should Premier Christy Clark's government be any different than its predecessors?
After all, financial and political considerations end up shaping our tax policies, no matter who is running government. And circumstances can change so quickly that they can have an immediate impact on taxes, since that is a government's main source of revenues.
This is how we ended up with the HST, remember. The worldwide economic recession blew a huge hole in the B.C. government's revenues almost overnight, and so when Ottawa came calling with a $1.6-billion "incentive" to implement the HST, the Campbell government lunged at the cash.


Clark's proposed two-point cut in the HST will cost her government about $1.6 billion in lost revenue when it is implemented in 2014. That will be somewhat offset by more than $600 million in corporate tax hikes or deferred tax reductions for small businesses.
But it still works out to about a $1-billion hit, effectively wiping out a projected budget surplus in 2014.
On the other side of the ledger, her government is insisting it can keep spending increases to less than two per cent a year.
Oh, really?
In the four years before the 2008 recession, the annual spending increase in the government budget was 5.7 per cent. In the two years since then, spending increased an average of 3.5 per cent annually, but this was after all kinds of cuts to programs and services.
So to get spending down even further will presumably require more cuts (and it will also mean no wage hikes for public sector workers, including teachers). When one factors in the insatiable health-care system - which gobbles money at a rate of almost five per cent more each year - the challenge to stick to budget projections becomes even tougher.
Add it all up, and it seems that a cut of one point next July seems doable but a further cut of another point in 2014 seems wishful thinking at best. NDP leader Adrian Dix is perfectly correct to be dubious about the tax cuts actually occurring"

Read more: http://www.burnabynow.com/business/Libs+first+play+with/4950106/story.html#ixzz1PJXv6uKR


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Well folks, when Keith Baldrey is laughing at Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon`s budget, you know it ain`t worth a hill of beans, I have said over and over again, the only blogger to critically examine the Christy Clark budget and HST fix, the numbers didn`t add up, there will be no 10% HST, ...Not without slashing and cutting or digging into your other pockets.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BC Liberals are Imploding on Themselves!(updated at bottom)

From my sources.....Donna Barnett will not be granted the nomination for the Caribou riding, besides winning her riding by less than 100 votes, Donna Barnett`s name is toxic, as a MLA she was a failure, her speeches are weak, her appearance is ragged, Donna Barnett is being shown the door...

Jane Thorthwaite, the shameful drunk driving Jane Thorthwaite is being tossed from the party as well, Thorthwaite not only admitted being drunk while driving, she not only apologized to her constituents for risking the public`s safety by driving pissed during the Olympics, but then she plead not guilty after admitting her guilt, a typical lying BC Liberal....Jane Thorthwaite has been told to look for employment elsewhere....

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Cut n pasted from Les Leyne`s latest column on Christy Clark`s schedule, Les Leyne requested an itinerary of Clark`s daily meetings.....Check out who has access....Enemies of Democracy!


Her first day in office on March 14 was spent mostly in the public eye. But it included a 15-minute meeting with the deputy premiers council - deputy ministers from across government - after the swearing-in.
The next day she had a meeting with Liberal caucus chair Ron Cantelon before attending her first caucus meeting, a three-hour session.
Clark spent three-and-a-half consecutive hours making "protocol phone calls" on her fourth day in office, and followed those telephone calls with a half-hour private session with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Phil Hochstein and Kurt Krampl, of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association, got a private half-hour meeting with the premier in her second week in office.
There was also a 90-minute session with the First Nations Leadership Council that week, along with a twohour health briefing with some senior civil servants.
Clark also had 15 minutes with business leader Brad Bennett. Three weeks later, at the Liberal convention in Penticton, Bennett was introduced as a member of the party's election readiness committee.
Clark's schedule for Monday, April 4, is fairly typical.
She had an hour-long cabinet committee meeting, via "telepresence."
Then Clark recorded a video for the Premier's Excellence Awards with Counterpoint Communications for an hour.
After lunch, she had a 15-minute meeting with Liberal MLAs Jane Thornthwaite and Mike Macdonald, a 15-minute interview with a Ming Pao reporter, an unspecified briefing and then a meeting with Liberal MLA Donna Barnett

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/Leyne+peek+into+Christy+Clark+work/4942173/story.html#ixzz1PEL4nhNn


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Phil Hocstein, that meeting with Hocstein was a strategy meeting on how to keep the HST and how to funnel advertising dollars from the BC Liberals to Hocstein`s group


And then there is Kash Heed, a mouse of a man who along with his entire campaign team cheated the last election, Kash Heed is still hiding behind the BC Supreme court, Elections BC is suing Kash Heed, Elections BC would have stripped Heed`s MLAship, but Kash Heed is hiding from the courts....

These are three BC Liberals who are losers, corrupt, liars and useless, none of these three MLAs will receive the BC Liberal nomination in the next general election...

Those are not the only problems for the Liberals....If  the Boston Bruins win the Stanley cup Blair Leckstrom will have a problem, already considered a party rebel and individualist, Blair already quit the party once before the Stanley cup,  the initial Christy Clark/Blair Leckstrom showdown over the Yale treaty, Leckstrom folded like a cheap suit, Leckstrom`s balls shriveled up as he turned tail and ran, rumours are rampant that Blair Leckstrom will be running for the John Cummins BC Conservative party, ...Leckstrom also has his eyes on the Federal Conservative party.

Bill Bennett has turned into a whimpering fool, Bill Bennett won`t go anywhere or to any other party because, because nobody wants him, Bill Bennett the racist is hoping that if he paints nail polish on Christy`s toe nails, rubs enough lavender on Christy`s feet he will be granted a reprieve....Good luck with that Billy Bennett.

Barry Penner is also contemplating running for the Federal Conservatives if a spot opens up, Barry Penner, despite his lack of brains, Barrty Penner isn`t making phony excuses for the lack of court sheriffs and security in our justice system, Barry Penner has been honest by saying...

"There is no money for more sheriffs, the Province is in deficit, the province is running massive deficits"

Not your typical obfuscation from a sitting politician....Barry Penner has irked Crusty Clark to no end.

Even today, Ben Meisner who is aware of how low the BC Liberals are polling, is aware of the impending HST defeat in the referendum has come out with a stark warning to Christy Clark in his latest opinion piece,

"Don`t call a fall election, wait until the next scheduled in 2013"

So not only is the Province of BC broke, not only have the voters seen the BC Liberals for what they are, LIARS...But, the party is not united, the George Abbot side of the party can`t stand Christy Clark, Mike De Jong has no respect for Christy clark, there are more defections coming to the BC Liberals, the party is in disarray, you will notice that Crusty Clark won`t even use the name Gordon Campbell, ...Gordon Campbell is no longer the former premier, Campbell is now only Crusty Clark`s "Predecessor"......Crusty can`t say Gordon Campbell`s name anymore, in fact I have a personal challenge for you faithful readers, ...Let me know if you ever hear Christy clucking Clark use the name Gordon Campbell either in speech or print....

And not only that, Christy doesn`t even use the name Liberal anymore, she now refers to the party as a..

"free enterprise party"

Right now, the BC Christy Gordon Campbell Clark Liberals are polling very low, they are at a measly 35% support..Their core voters.....

Don`t expect an election call anytime soon, Christy Clucking Clark is now hated by most women in the Province, some men may still be voting with their penis but even that number is shrinking, Crusty Clark is like that one episode on Jerry Seinfeld show about "Two-face"....Gerry Seinfeld`s one time girlfriend who looks downright scary under certain lights, ....Christy Clark is BC`s two-face, without her large make-up crew she is one scary looking B....Gawd help anyone waking up to that egotistical mouthpiece.

(UPDATED HERE)     Exactly what I said about deep divisions in the Liberal party and Clark`s running away from  Gordon Campbell`s appalling legacy, I`m sure the NDP will capitilize on what Christy Clark says in Vaughn Palmer`s column, you can read the whole article, I recommend it, but here is a little teaser and a little advice to the NDP...Christy clark is on the record as saying..."Gordon Campbell made a mess of our Province"....Use it, so much for Alise Mills and Falcon/Bond/Bell/ and most other Liberals who gave Gordon Campbell praise and voted lockstep with Campbell`s draconian policies.....What is it Christy Clark, was Gordon Campbell a monster, a brutal leader, an economy killer or was he your "predecessor".....You can`t have it both ways Chrity Clark, praise Gordon Campbell or besmirch him, well what is your answer cluck cluck?.....How many Campbell loyalists are there, but more importantly, how many Christy Clark loyalists are there?...Below is a little cut n paste from Vaughn Palmer`s latest column(Tuesday night late), although your friendly Powell River Persuader had the story first..

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For Clark’s unwillingness to cosy up to Campbell at a charity event is illustrative of the soured relations between the current and past B.C. Liberal leaders.
Distance-taking is standard operating procedure for leadership changes within unpopular parties. But Clark and Campbell have taken it beyond matters of policy and style, veering into the realm of the personal and the petty.
He recently passed on a golf fundraiser where she was to be in attendance, much to the relief of the organizers.
Then there was that grotesque spectacle at the Liberal convention in Penticton, when the party aired a commemorative video to its former leader and premier without the man himself being there.
Why did Campbell skip his own tribute? Some suspect he didn’t want to see her, some that she didn’t want to see him. I’d guess the feeling was mutual.
Campbell didn’t disguise his preference for Kevin Falcon as a successor. He’s probably stung, too, about some of the moves Clark’s made, like instantly reversing his long-standing refusal to raise the minimum wage.
Clark has let it be known that she regards him as having left things in a mess for her to clean up. Nor has she disguised the satisfaction she takes in abandoning parts of his legacy

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Column+Christy+Clark+turns+down+photo+with+Gordon+Campbell/4947122/story.html#ixzz1PHMUBe00

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The election won`t be called this year, Christy Clucking Clark will never achieve her mandate from the people, she will go down in history as BC`s longest serving unelected premier!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Christy Clark Shuts Down BC Courts and Operating Rooms(updated at bottom)

These stories never stop, the complete and total incompetence of both Christy Clark and the BC Liberals, there are two ongoing shocking stories that again reared their ugly heads today...

4 courts rooms on Main street in Vancouver have been shut down again because of no court sheriffs, as you know Barry Penner, our useless Attorney General has laid off the equivalent of 34 sheriff positions because his ministry has no money, the Province just trained these sheriffs and already their jobs are gone, the Judge on the news today scolded the Provincial Government and lashed out with a harsh rebuke, the judge said and I quote...



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Another frustrating day in provincial court in Vancouver, due to short staffing.


Case after case is being stood down with at least four courtrooms closed at 222 Main Street. As well, the courtrooms that are still open are waiting for court files to show up. It's all because the Sheriff's service is short staffed.

Judge Greg Rideout, clearly frustrated by the situation, told his courtroom the situation is unsustainable right now and for the next few days. He also says the situation demands attention from the Attorney General.

For the time being, cases involving people in custody are being given top priority

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Court rooms all over the Province are shutting down with judges throwing up their arms in disgust, criminals are walking away scott free because the BC Liberals have gutted the court system, short sighted budgeting, incompetence on a grand scale, we have $7 million dollars for stick man ads but no money for sheriffs, there was $800 million dollars for a retractable roof but criminals walk free, .....4 court rooms closed, Barry Penner made the ridiculous statement on radio last week that....

"We now having roaming sheriffs that will move from court to court if needed" snip

And BC`s Chief Justice has had enough of these pathetic cuts amidst wasteful Liberal spending on roofs and Stickman ads

Well it appears like those roaming sheriffs got lost and couldn`t find their way to downtown Vancouver, how much are we $spending on flying and or driving sheriffs around the Province, are they buying carbon offset too from Pacific carbon trust...I think not, only our schools and hospitals have to pay those, not Encana gas or Lafarge cement, the incompetence is staggering and speaking of total disregard for the public`s safety and health...

Also on the news today,  anesthesiologists are screaming foul, there is a new out patient and operating center that has opened in Surrey, the Jimmy Pattison out patient and operating center, the facility has 2 operating rooms running, but...The Fraser health authority has no money to staff the new facility, so what this corrupt BC Liberal Government has done is....


Close down 2 operating rooms in the old Surrey memorial hospital and take that staff and open up 2 operating rooms in the new facility, another case of robbing Peter to pay Paul....The Surrey doctors and staff have called this BC Liberal move a..

"Shell Game"....

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A group representing some BC anesthesiologists is slamming the provincial government, after the closure of more operating rooms at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Roland Orfaly says the decision to spend 237 million dollars on the new Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre is a sickening waste of money because Fraser Health Authority doesn't have the cash to recruit additional anesthesioligsts to work there. That  means two anethesiologists from Surrey Memorial need to be transfered to the new facility, effectively shutting down two OR's.

"So, in effect...there's no more operating rooms open in Surrey." Orfaly calls the move a charade, designed to make it look like the province is adding new OR's when it's n
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The game of spin and distortion never stop with these BC Liberals, so under Christy Clark we are closing badly needed operating rooms in Surrey and our courts have grind to a halt...So we have criminals being let go, cases being backed up  to the point that hundreds of cases are being thrown out from delays...

"Justice delayed is justice denied"

And this isn`t the first time the judges freaked out over this idiocy...The below was a story from last week

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A judge on Wednesday slammed the provincial government for imposing cutbacks to the sheriffs service and suspended the trial of a man accused of a home invasion.
Following a decision by the government to slash the equivalent of 35 sheriff jobs, not all criminal trials have a sheriff present at all times.
B.C. Supreme Court Madam Justice Elizabeth Arnold-Bailey said that she was advised that judges and lawyers now have to decide whether to ask whether a sheriff should attend court.
“This is the first day in these courts when sheriffs are not available to be in court to ensure the safety and security of all participants in the trial and members of the public,” she said.
“There have been many instances when the sheriffs have acted quickly to preserve the decorum of the court and to deal with unexpected security problems.
“Their presence does much to diffuse tensions and helps to create an atmosphere of safety in which the trial then effectively runs often without any or further interruption.”
The judge said she found the situation “particularly ironic” given that she was hearing a trial in courtroom 67 at the Vancouver Law Courts — one of the most modern and expensive high-security courtrooms in the province.
She said it is inappropriate for judges and lawyers to play a role in determining security requirements because it creates a “reasonable apprehension of bias.”
“It is simply not appropriate for a judge to receive that information either on or off the record.”
She added: “In my respectful view the cutbacks to the sheriff’s service is short-sighted. It is also completely misguided and wrong in principle.”
The judge suspended the trial of Duck Yoon, who is accused of committing a home invasion in North Vancouver

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Trial+suspended+after+judge+slams+misguided+cuts+sheriff+service/4914171/story.html#ixzz1P8Za65qC

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So now we have court rooms closing around the Province, and we now have 5 closed operating rooms at Surrey Memorial hospital, today a group of Surrey Doctors called what the BC Government is doing a ..."Charade"

They also say opening up the new facility, the Jimmy Patterson outpatient and operating center a..

"Complete waste of money".....And I agree, how can this Government look themselves in the face, they`re playing games with courts, any new facility(as rare as they are) are being staffed by moving and robbing staff from existing facilities.

So much for Christy Clucking Clark`s "family first" platform....As long as families don`t need justice or surgeries, education or fair taxation...

Christy Gordon Campbell Clark, the pasted smile leader of the most incompetent Government in the history of British Columbia!

(Updated here ...Another trial has been suspended, a murder trial, and can someone tell me why a man who blew up buildings and caused $5 million dollars in damage received house arrest?)

We shall never surrender, we will TRIUMPH
(The triumph youtube video is dedicated to..Bob and Sue, old friends who went to the US Festival)


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