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Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Moment in Time

I hope you all have big plans for this long weekend, time to celebrate, despite all the BC Liberal lies and deceptions we have reason to hold our heads high....

I really needed a respite, a short holiday, the time was right for gathering wood for this winter, no time like the present,....And yes I have been listening to CKNW, I happened to catch Laila Yuile on the dial...The blonde bomber still has it.....After all that has been written on the HST it never fails to amaze how radio voices can spew deliberate lies on air without challenge....Last Saturday on Money Talks.(A Canada-wide syndicated show) hosted by Michael Campbell....Michael Campbell stated and I quote....

"The BC Government is sending everyone in the Province a $175 transition cheque" Snip

Perhaps Gordo`s brother Michael Campbell would like to retract....For if he doesn`t the CBSC will force him to do so(The complaint has been filed)....For only low-income seniors and families with dependent children under 18 years of age receive any such transition payment, the thing is ......Michael Campbell knew he was lying and when the first caller griped about the HST Michael talked over him and cut him off.....And then there is Billy blue pill woodless Good and his gobbily goop....Before I get there, Today, Thursday July 28th Michael Smyth was given the official heave ho from CKNW....

Now I know what bullshit AGT said and wrote about the story, how Michael Smyth is entrenched in Victoria, Biily Good said the same thing today, can you imagine how twisted Michael Smyth is, first off they treat him like garbage for pointing out Liberal crimes, then they hijack his show and hand it over to Michael Campbell for an HST liefest, then today....Billy nasty boy Good went out of his way to advertise his 10:00 am to 10:30 am segment, they advertised Billy Boy making a big announcement at 10:06 am...And he did(I was hoping he was retiring)..Billy Good announced that Simi Sara was taking over the Michael Smyth show...Talk about low class, Billy Good invites Simi Sara on his show and shazzaam...Michael Smyth was now only a temporary fill-in, both Simi and Billy Boy acted like Smyth was an also-ran!....What it was...It was Christy Clark laying down the law of advertising dollars to a complicit CKNW...And as for Billy Good stating that Michael Smyth is "Entrenched in Victoria and with his column" snip...What a load of crapolla, first off his columns are short and researchless drivel(for the most part) and....The Legislature has sat but a few weeks in the last 18 months, the only thing Michael Smyth will gather up in the Victoria Legislature is cobwebs!

The Province newspaper loved the fact that Smyth was on air and able to promote his column and the paper, that is worth more to The Province newspaper than having Smyth cover a non sitting  legislature, and Sean Leslie has had no problem broadcasting from the radio room in Victoria, any talk about "complications" and "too hard to organize" is just bullshit spin from a egotistical jealous blogger sponge...The Michael Smyth saga started early this year, Smyth refused to bend over for management, the only thing that saved Michael Smyth (for a while) was me jumping the story and embarrassing CKNW , everything else is bullshit..."If it doesn`t make sense it isn`t true"  Judge Judy

Anyway, So last week Billy Good had on a tax lawyer to talk HST, and she too lied.....She was asked a direct question from a caller....The caller asked her...

"Personally speaking, you as an individual, are you better off under the HST or PST/GST "Snip

I though to myself, that was a real good question, the radio went momentarily silent, she paused, she wasn`t sure but then she blurted out a bold-faced lie....She said and I quote....

"With the corresponding tax cuts that Gordon Campbell brought in with the HST made the difference, I believe I`m ahead under the HST"snip

That was a bold-faced lie, for Gordon Campbell brought in ZERO tax cuts with the HST....Yes Gordon Campbell went on TV in the fall of 2008 and announced a small income tax cut starting in 2009, he also announced on the that same broadcast a small business tax rate dropping to 0 in in 2012, and he also announced doubling the fee small business was paid to collect the PST, the HST did not exist in BC in the fall of 2008....So for this two-bit tax lawyer to connect those tax cuts to the HST is a lie, a bold-faced lie...And let`s look at what happened to those fall of 2008 tax cut announcements...The small business tax cut is gone, removed, rescinded!....The fee for collecting the PST is gone, a $2400 dollar yearly hit on small business.......And Gordon Campbell wasn`t finished with his televised tax cut announcements...For in the fall of 2010 Gordo announced another tax cut on TV and announced........A 15% tax cut, and how long did that tax cut last....About 1 week....So for this so-called tax lawyer to make up lies out of whole cloth is pathetic and so typically Billy Good, my suggestion, if you need a tax lawyer avoid hiring that one....Oh indeed, yes there was great pleasure in Bill Good`s voice today when he personally announced the demise of Michael Smyth.....

Michael Smyth showed a lot of class, personally speaking, I would have put Billy Boy into a temporary slumber, my fatal flaw aways comes back to haunt me, violence is not beyond me, it was a classless act, there was no Michael Smyth send-off....Smyth doesn`t exist anymore.....

So we have CKNW radio stooges lying their faces off, we have the Jim Dinning report now tainted with scandal and more, great coverage on the stinky connections by Sean Holman..Laila Yuile..Norman Farrell...and Ross K...

Now normally I might lose my top over the deliberate radio lies except this time....This time it matters not, for despite the Smart Tax Alliance, despite Billy Good, despite CKNW, despite $50 million dollars of false advertising and intimidation, despite all of that a little birdie flew by my window and informed me that the mail in vote isn`t even close, we are talking about a Yes Yes Yes super majority to extinguish the HST...

I can`t name names......But I can tell you, perhaps Craig James should have been more careful in who he fired, perhaps, just perhaps allegiance and respect still stand for something...

Have a listen, cue up the CKNW audio vault, 8:30 am to 10:00 am July 23rd(the first half hour is where the lies are 8:30 to 8:45) listen the Michael Campbell lie his face off....

Meanwhile, enjoy the sun, celebrate, hug your children, call your parents,  we are about to make history,....Talk to ya after the weekend.

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

BC Election Act is now Null and Void! ..An Open Letter to the BC Supreme Court and Elections BC(reposted and updated)

 (Updated at the bottom)

Dear Supreme court justices, as a member of the public I have become very disillusioned by many recent rulings and findings made by both the courts and special prosecutors.......

Robin Mcfee and his terrible decision not to lay charges against John Les in the Chilliwak land zoning scandal, yes and I am aware that the John Les decision has left the barn, too late to turn over the John Les decision, Berandino was illegally appointed to be the special prosecutor in the BC Rail Sale corruption trial, both Berandino`s firm and Berandino himself had direct connections and ties with upper echelon members of the BC Liberal party, that decision made by Berandino and Deputies Whitmarsh and Loukedalis was a mockery of justice, both in appearance and reality, also the decision of the BC Liberals to appoint these special prosecutors has to be examined.

The BC Rail tragedy in all likelihood will be all but ignored and shielded from any meaningful review until the Honourable John Horgan calls for one when he leads the NDP to power.

Terrence Robertson (special prosecutor) recently cleared Kash Heed of any charges in the Fraserview election scam, later on through Robertson`s review of Kash Heed, Barinder Sall, Satpol Johl  Mr. Robertson all but cleared Kash Heed and then the public finds out that Terrence Robertson firm donated not just to the BC Liberal party but they contributed directly to the Kash Heed campaign, a blatant conflict of interest, it took a more senior member of that law firm to tell Terrence Robertson that he was in conflict of interest, Robertson ultimately excused himself from the case and the Government appointed a new oh so special prosecutor, Peter Wilson the new special prosecutor has echoed Terrence Robertson`s findings, however we as public have seen this play before, doctors don`t criticize other doctors, media outlets and personalities never criticize their fellow club members and the same clubsy lawyers associations never critique each other outside of the courtroom.

The Kash Heed affair is very disturbing, Terrence Robertson admits that Kash Heed gave Barinder Sall a cheque for $4000 dollars and a cheque for $2000 dollars went to Dinesh Khanna well after the Fraserview riding election had ended, Peter Wilson, just like Terrence Robertson states that the cheques Heed gave to his campaign workers could have been birthday presents, Christmas gifts, but considering Kash Heed`s entire campaign team are being charged with breaking BC Election  laws, fraud charges, lying to police charges, lying to Elections BC charges, obstruction of justice charges, the individuals are criminals and liars, soon the courts will prove those charges against Kash Heed`s campaign workers....

Kash Heed was the only beneficiary of the election fraud, Barinder Sall and Dinesh Khanna benefited  somewhat from these cheques Kash Heed issued out of taxpayer monies but Kash Heed benefited to the tune of over $110 thousand dollars per year, even more if you count bonuses and committee pay and or a cabinet post, the stakes were high for Kash Heed.

Peter Wilson and Terrence Robertson made critical errors in their submissions, these errors appear too me to be on purposes, not accidents, these oh so special prosecutors are taking the word of liars, obstructionists and fraud artists, Barinder Sall and Dinesh Khanna are being charged with lying, fraud, obstruction of justice and more yet Robertson and Wilson claim that the word of these individuals is enough to clear Kash Heed, that makes no sense at all, once you are deemed a liar everything that person says can no longer be accepted as the truth.

Heeds brother Gerry Heed worked with Barinder Sall, Heed`s brother was involved and worked hand in hand with Barinder Sall and Dinesh Khanna, Heed`s name is on many cheques including the one to the print shop, the man who paid for the illegal flyers was on stage with Kash Heed on election night arm in arm with Kash Heed...

There is so much evidence against Kash Heed that he must be charged, the only way the special prosecutors could clear Kash Heed would be if they deemed Kash Heed blind, deaf, dumb and or mentally challenged and considering Kash Heed was a police chief of West Vancouver before his failed election bid, in Heed`s role in the police he has filled in tens of thousands of documents, paperwork ignorance can`t be used as an excuse in this case...

Kash Heed must be tried and let an honest judge or jury decide if he is guilty!

Kash Heed is refusing to resign on his own accord but Kash Heed has a date with a BC Supreme court where Heed is asking for relief and shielding from Elections BC and election rules.

Hello Supreme court, Kash Heed must not be allowed or granted any relief from Elections BC, there is a fundamental reason this must not come to pass, Kash Heed through the supreme court is attempting to nullify all of our BC Election laws, relief must be denied, Elections BC must strip Kash Heed of his MLA seat in Fraserview, there is a very important reason for this....

Kash Heed`s campaign team overspent, they mailed hateful false propaganda, they lied to the police, they lied to Elections BC, they obstructed the investigation, a multitude of charges, Kash Heed is playing the role of Tommy in the pinball wizard movie,(a deaf dumb and blind boy sure plays a mean pinball) or if you like sergeant Shultz routine.."I see nothing, I hear nothing"....

Kash Heed is attempting to make new law by throwing out all of the existing Election laws, Kash Heed got caught after the election, if the BC Supreme court or Elections BC grants Kash Heed relief and allows him to remain in office that will be tragic and precedent setting, for now new law would be written, for now any campaign team could spend unlimited amounts of cash, they could send out dirty fliers, death threats, they could blackmail or bribe voters and as long as the fraud wasn`t caught until after the election the candidate would keep his seat and face no charges, the candidate merely plays the role of "Tommy or Sergeant Shultz" and claims the Bambi defense,....

The media, Vancouver Sun and Johnathon Fowlie might want to soft sell the Peter Wilson decision, Bill good and Vaughn Palmer may give Kash Heed a clean bill of health but the courts and the law must not.

Kash Heed is a gutless mouse, he`s hiding from his constituents, he`s hiding from the last of the legitimate press, he`s hiding from the truth, the decision Elections BC makes, the decision the BC Supreme court is the most important decision it has probably ever had to make, Heed wants all elections laws removed and gutted, if the Supreme court grants Kash Heed`s request and shields him from our Election laws and election officials British Columbia will no longer be a place or land of Democracy and law!

The ball is in your court Supreme Justices.
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UPDATED HERE(July/12th/2011)....As you have heard already, the new acting Chief Electoral officer has allowed Kash Heed to remain an MLA....I could care less about that aspect of this case...However, the BC Election Act is now null and void, for the chief electoral officer has made new law, set a "precedent"....Barinder Sall(Kash Heed`s campaign manager), has 10 charges against him, election fraud, obstruction of justice, lying to the police, Dinesh Khanna also is being charged...Barinder Sall arranged illegal flyers, Barinder Sall overspent on the HEED campaign, Barinder Sall broke the law and the only beneficiary was Kash Heed!...

So what you have is Kash Heed claiming innocence, the bambi defence, Kash Heed has claimed..... To the press that he was too stupid to understand the election act, Heed claims he relied solely on Barinder Sall to run his campaign.....

Well, isn`t that special.....The new BC Election law....The "precedent"....For now if any MLA or wannabe MLA who runs for office the sky`s the limit, no spending rules, no rules on advertisements, no laws regarding slander and false advertising, for now all one has to do when running for office who runs into problems, illegal problems is blame the campaign manager....

There is no law in BC..Kash Heed walks, Jane Thorthwaite walks, the criminal John Les walk, Basi and Virk walk away scott free, Gordon Campbell walked, Pat Pimm the wife beater will walk too...

BC Liberals, corrupt, criminals, .....Christy Clark is dead in the water, I have been informed by Murray Coell`s team that he isn`t running in the next election and according to internal BC Liberal polling the BC Liberals are polling at 25%...And, Christy Clark won`t be calling an election this fall or this spring....Christy Clark will ride until May 2013....Or will she....There is another rumour floating around that the backroom brass of the BC Liberal party are planning on getting Christy Clark out of the premiers chair very soon....It appears that Christy Clark is headed for a medically needed retirement.....And...It was no other than Gordon Campbell himself that set Christy Clark up for this historic fall from Grace....

Gordon Campbell was expendable, the BC Liberal party is expendable, Christy Clark is expended and expendable and  gone....The HST means more to the backroom players than the party itself.....Let`s go to the polls.



The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

Sunday, July 10, 2011

HST in British Columbia Causes 12,000 More Full Time Jobs to Vanish in June

I was hoping that someone else was going to write about it, in particular I was prodding David Schreck to post something on the matter, however.......

Here it  is Sunday, July 10th and I still haven`t listened to Friday`s cutting ledge show on CKNW, it`s the first time in ages I haven`t listened to the show, lately the stooges have been so bad and partisan that even I had to change the channel, I heard the promo for the show and it sounded like they were going teacher bashing, what else is new!

Sometimes there is no need to go looking for a story, they just arrive, for here it was, a couple of days ago I was listening to the news, radio news, I always have the radio on as background noise and occasionally you hear items in the news that spawn a story, only sometimes it`s not what they say it`s what they don`t say is where the real story hides, CKNW and the BC Liberals PAB are so used to jumping on any good news and spinning, all political all the time, any report, any study, any tidbit of good news that the BC Liberal Public Affairs Bureau division can spin will be spun...All in an effort to shore up a lame duck Christy Clark and tired caucus....

So anyway, I hear a blurb about Stats Canada June jobs report on CKNW.... CKNW reported that Canada added 28,000 jobs in June,..So my ears perk up, after all, here we are in the middle of the HST referendum, jobs numbers should be front and center in this debate, in particular how many jobs has BC gained or lost since the implementation of the HST on July 1st/2010.....My ears perked up because I was waiting for CKNW to report on the BC numbers in the latest Stats Canada jobs report...But none were forthcoming.....So, I said to myself.....There must be something more to that story, surely if BC had gained any jobs the BC Liberal PABLUM machine would be sending out press releases left right and center but again, another jobs report from Stats Canada and the silence from PAB was deafening......So I went to the source.(Stats Canada)

The Jim Dinning report on the HST...Well first off, Jack Mintz for 12K$ wrote that BC would gain by 2020 an extra 130,000 jobs by implementing the HST, the Mintz report was debunked and tossed, then the Jim Dinning report came out claiming the HST by 2020 BC would add an extra 23,000 jobs to BC`s  economy, ....The latest BC Liberal spin coming out from rightwing mouth piece Alise Mills is...."The HST is about saving jobs in BC"......Hilarious, the BC Liberals are now flip-flopping on the job numbers, for now it`s not about creating jobs but about keeping jobs in the resource sector, that`s how pathetic this HST argument has become.......Back to the Jim Dinning job numbers, what is so pathetic about about that number(23,000 jobs by 2020) is....It`s puny, a number so small that even smaller provinces like Alberta can add that many jobs month over month...Saskatchewan, Alberta, these smaller provinces can add that many jobs or more in a month and it happens all the time, bigger provinces like Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia can add jobs by 20..30...40 thousand new jobs month over month so when Jim Dinning comes out with a number of 23,000 thousand new jobs by 2020 it`s laughable....Which brings me to the latest Stats Canada jobs report.....

But before I get there, I reported that BC lost full time jobs in the last Stats Canada jobs report(May Jobs report) but they were mostly offset by temporary workers who were hired through out the province during the Canuck playoff run, restaurants, bar servers, liquor stores and various other retailers hired staff for the Canuck run, the net result was a Stats Canada (May) jobs report that was for the most part flat, no gain, no loss, but that was then and this is now for the June Stats Canada jobs report is out and British Columbia has lost a staggering....Drum roll please..

12,000 Full time jobs....BC lost another 12,000 thousand full time jobs, there were 2000 part time jobs added for a net total of 10,000 fewer jobs in BC month over month....At a time of traditional summer jobs and youth hiring BC continues to bleed jobs.....Here are some highlights from the latest Stats Canada jobs report.

Ontario gains 30,000 jobs in June.....Alberta gains 27,000 jobs in June...British Columbia loses 10,000 jobs in June.

Doesn`t that number just glare, Jim Dinning`s group is claiming 23,000 additional new jobs by 2020...When Alberta can beat that number in 1 month....And there is no HST in Alberta!

Well well well, pretty bad numbers folks, BC is a summer tourist hub, well it was at one time, we lost more jobs, exactly what Jack Mintz originally predicted  would happen is indeed happening, you see folks, in Jack Mintz`s original report to CD Howe(2008) on the HST(now deleted from CD Howe`s archives)..."The HST would result in job losses for the first several years"snip....


The Stats Canada jobs report....It`s even worse than you imagine, for Governments do a new thing with unemployment numbers, for now when your EI runs out, even if you haven`t got a job yet you are now considered....."No longer looking for work" and no longer on the unemployment list.....For in the latest Stats Canada jobs report....

BC`s labour force shrunk by over 24,000 persons, in other words, month over month BC`s labour force shrunk by 24,000 workers, we lost 12,000 full time jobs while adding 2000 part-time jobs...In a nutshell, 24,000 people had their unemployment insurance run out, plus another 12,000 workers lost full time jobs....You can look at the Stats Canada jobs report details here...

Perhaps Alise Mills or Mike Jagger of the Smart Tax Alliance or even the shill David Robertson would like to explain the latest Stats Canada jobs report....

The Art of Distraction......Canada gains 28,000 jobs in June,.....But hiding behind that curtain  British Columbia is bleeding jobs, another 12,000 full time jobs gone, the story behind the story, no one reported the BC job numbers, how come, if BC gained jobs the BC Liberal media buzzards would be all over it, perhaps Adrian Dix noticed .....Perhaps Chris Delaney and his group might want to make this known, perhaps I`m the only one paying attention.

The Silence from the Pro-HST spinners Mike Jagger and the Smart Tax Alliance on this latest Stats Canada jobs report is..

Deafening!

The Straight Goods
 

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Little Contrition

Well, sometimes I get a little testy, my fatal flaw......Never-the-less, the Michael Smyth story, his removal from the airwaves, I wrote about it several times, early on on CKNW Michael Smyth was yanked from the airwaves and was substituted, these radio removal events seemed to coincide with hot scandalous BC Liberal stories, ..The Liberal  leadership race, BC Rail and now that the HST is front and center poof...Smyth is gone, time after time Smyth was pulled from the air and replaced with BC Liberal lovers, it was then that rumours circulated about Smyth`s job security...Michael  Smyth was prodded to avoid the HST by CKNW brass.....Last week to add insult to injury CKNW ran a HST special....But it wasn`t hosted by Michael Smyth(staunch HST hater)..it was his time slot but the brass at CKNW had no other than Michael Campbell host the show, Gordon Campbell`s brother and Pro-HST booster club member, in fact during the week leading up to his HST special his morning talk on money segment was all HST all the time, that being all FOR the HST,... The selection of Michael Campbell to host that 3 hour HST promotional was a personal slap aimed at Smyth!......

Well after the Michael Campbell segment that was slanted big time for the pro-HST side, a 3 hour special promoting the HST, Smyth`s issue, hijacked, a 3 hour special that was advertised ahead of time....It appears that Michael Smyth wasn`t going to play the game anymore....CKNW has the idiot Gord MacDonald... They have Bill Good, Gordo`s neighbour and personal friend and the biggest BC Liberal stooge on the air....Now remember who Smyth was replacing?...Christy Clucking Clark, a teacher hating, NDP hating, loud mouth blow hard who touted the BC Liberal platform on air, an ex BC Liberal.....If anyone couldn`t see that he would never survive on CKNW if he went after the Liberal Government wasn`t thinking clearly....Nw`s track record for sending commonsense or slightly left radio voices into purgatory is well known....The days of Rafe Mare, Pat Burns, Berner and Bannerman are long gone.....

The bigger story is this, another anti-HST voice has been drowned out by corporate media,.....Take Bill Good, the man is the biggest phony on air, it`s so laughable when he claims he`s neutral on the HST, how many people out there can see what I see, or should I say hear....I see/hear an old man whose game is gone, a tired old boot that no one believes but is humoured, ....There there, leave Billy Good alone, he`s old and senile, just humour the old boy.....And I love this, Billy Boy has been spouting this line on air for the last week...and I quote..

"I don`t want to hear from politicians on the HST, I want to hear from economists, accountants and tax lawyers"snip

You see folks, that line above says it all, what happened to the voice of the little guy.....A tax lawyer deals with usually bigger customers who are hiding as much income as possible, that`s his job, these tax lawyers make pretty good cash.....Accountants,..If you ask any accountant what system of taxation is more efficient, the answer will be the HST...But if you asked further questions about taxation, like for example...Would the elimination of all sales tax and switching to straight income tax be even more efficient?.....The answer again would YES from an accountant....And as for economists, how many economists predicted the Wall Street fraud, the US real estate bubble and worthless triple AAA assets backed securities, didn`t Harper in 2008 say Canada was immune to the economic funk, Colin Hansen, Gordon Campbell cited economists before the 2009 election, we were told that there would be no recession in BC, a tiny deficit, no HST, we were told that BC was the best jurisdiction in the world and almost immune from the affects of the Wall Street fraud, the BC Progress board echoed this sentiment as did the handful of economists the BC Liberals dragged out to spin the party line pre-2009 election......And what happened?

We had an election, we were told the debt is now $4 billion dollars, we were informed of the HST, we saw gaming grant cuts, cuts to the autistic children, charities, literally over night we went from the best place in the world to a Province that can`t survive without the HST, big business, the corporations, the bridge and road builders, the miners, the exporters, all these industries that scored big through the last decade have all come out in favour of the HST, we see their ads, the robo-calls, and now on CKNW Bill Good and company don`t want even one real voice on air on the side of the people and against the HST....And do we hear any contrition from the "economists" for their blunders and errors, no, we hear nothing but ...Listen to us, were economists!

How about an HST special with nothing but voices of dissent, the home owner who replaced his roof, the senior whose $40 dollars he had left over each month is now gone,  the person that eats fast food everyday  and the family that canceled a summer trip because the kid`s team sports and household expenses have risen to the point giving up little luxuries!....When will these voices get heard.....For people with empty pockets can`t buy goods.

Here is what we do know...Atlantic Canada has had the HST since 1996, 15 years, how come Atlantic Canada has had the highest unemployment numbers in Canada every year, how come no corporate headquarters or manufacturing hubs have opened up there, explain that one, if the HST is such a boon why haven`t they flocked to New Foundland...

We are also being told that almost every country in the world has an HST/VAT tax and we must adapt....Well, isn`t that comforting, Canada is in the best fiscal shape of almost every country in the world and we are told to adopt the same taxation formula as Greece, Portugal and Ireland!....Greece is about to default and bring down down a dozen big banks and were told we must follow Greece`s taxation system.....Well that`s rich, Are You Kidding Me!

So the HST provinces in Canada lead with unemployment numbers...Countries that are going bankrupt have HST taxation..

How did BC industries survive the Canadian dollar rising from 65 cents American to over $1.05 ...A 50% swing in currency value literally overnight with our biggest trading partner....Oil has gone from $25 dollars a barrel in 2001 to as high as $150 dollars a barrel in 2008 now hovering around $96 dollars a barrel...How do businesses adapt, how do consumers adapt, those swings in currencies and commodities prices make the HST look like nothing!...

We are being bombarded with ads by big exporting businesses who claim  the world will come to a sudden end if the HST goes, how did they manage to survive before July 1st 2011, how did EnCana gas and Teck Cominco make $billions and $billions every year before the HST, how did the banks survive pre-HST, how on earth did the BC Construction industry survive before the HST, the road builders, coal exporters, gas drillers, miners, on and on, just how did they survive before the HST and oh my Gawd, how on earth did the Tax lawyers, accountants and economists survive before the HST was imposed....Oh the humanity..

There is anger brewing folks, the HST is going down unless the vote is cheated....I have done a random poll with strangers, 18 voting yes to remove the HST and 2 for keeping the HST...

Lastly, sorry about letting my anger get through, I don`t ask for much, AGT should have at least acknowledged that I nailed the story on Michael Smyth 4 months ago..Blogger etiquette and class you know!

The HST  vote is the people`s referendum and it`s about time the media let us be heard....

And the above post, it`s not about Michael Smyth, it`s about the media silencing your voices.

Vote Yes to Kill the HST


The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Michael Smyth to be removed from CKNW(Updated July 7th/2011) Tsakumis dives into the sewer!

(originally posted March 4th/2011)

A working story in progress folks....My source tells me that tensions between CKNW and Michael Smyth is growing by leaps and bounds..

My source also tells me that CKNW will remove Michael Smyth from the airwaves shortly....The main reason is Smyth`s opposition to the HST and his aggressive interviews with BC Liberals....

Early names being bandied around for his replacement are Simi Sara and or Alise Mills....

That`s folks rings true...For Michael Smyth was kept off the air in the week leading to the BC Liberal leader convention vote and replaced with a week of Michael Campbell(Gordon Campbell`s brother, who ranted all week against unions, health care, pensions, teachers, public servants, entitlements), and he has been told to stay home on other BC Liberal bad news days...

My source tells me that when the HST referendum gets ramped up that Michael Smyth is gone...

I have no confirmation yet...

And if you think I am kidding...Slow news day or what, what else is in the news right now, police shootings, Old driver gets no jail time for killing a flagperson, and what has been the lead item on CKNW newscast all afternoon....


Haven`t you heard, the latest massive intriguing story....The NDP brass want Nicholas Simon`s pass words to  social media sites he visits....Yes friends Simons should say no but......Are you kidding me!....The lead story on CKNW newscast`s all afternoon!

Stay tuned.

UPDATED HERE(July/7th/2011)...AGT has confirmed the story without attributing my March 4th scoop(low class)...A story I wrote months ago, 4 months ago! I could care less but I do care about fawning commenters on certain sites who laud AGT for breaking stories....Hogwash...I wrote months ago that Michael Smyth was to be removed for the reasons listed, his hard interviews of the BC Liberals...His opposition to the HST and the fact that Michael Smyth would not go to the sewer and promote lying BC Liberals...Billy Vanilla Good or Crusty Clucking Clark have no such shame....

Credit due where credit is due....Christ sakes Alex G Tsakumis....You are bordering on slap tickle and obfuscating posts....You posted months ago trying to debunk my Michael Smyth story...You were wrong then and you are wrong today...And you have no class as to admit that it was the Powell River Persuader, Grant G who broke the story...Next!....Heck, I even named Michael Smyth`s replacement Simi Sara, 4 months ago(March 4th/2011)!....Desperate days eh AGT?...In fact AGT wrote this story as a direct attack on this post on March 7th/20...Who`s laughing now Tsakumis!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Smart Tax Alliance...LIARS LIARS LIARS

Well well well, The Smart Tax Alliance has had to take down Jim Stanford`s email and retract from saying the CAW endorsed the HST in Ontario or BC....Boy oh boys are those guys desperate, I also received a robo call from the Smart Tax Alliance last night, it was about a 90 seconds long, it didn`t ask how I voted ....In fact all they did was promote a 10% HST without mentioning July 1st 2012 or July 1st 2014...It was shameful, the robo call also used statements from both Jack Mintz and Jim Dinning, the Smart Tax Alliance LIARS(YES LIARS) quoted the Dinning numbers about families being ahead $120 dollars under a 10% HST and....And they used Jack Mintz`s numbers for investment by 2020....They didn`t use the Dinning numbers of $2.3 billion dollars of additional new investment by 2020  but they used the Disgraced Jack Mintz numbers of $12 billion in additional investment by 2020....Gawd are they desperate, they are grasping at anything that moves....The Smart Tax Alliance LIARS are now using a combination of statements from Jim Dinning, Jack Mintz, Cristy Clark and Santa Clause on robo-calls......

I visited 6 different seniors over the last week, way out in the sticks, I casually mentioned the HST and asked how they were voting, boy did I get an earful, an earful about how the BC Liberals are lying on their ads, it brought a big grin to my face, it`s still there, 6 seniors asked and 6 seniors were furious about the HST and even angrier about being lied to in false ads!..They are all voting against the HST......

So anyway, I had no idea that the Smart Tax Alliance had illegally posted Jim Stanford`s email and attributed it too the CAW until reading both the Tyee and listening to the man himself, JIM STANFORD.....

Bill Good had his 9:30 am segment completely backfire on him, .....Billy boy brought on Jim Stanford to explain his and the CAW union position on the HST....Bill Good thought that Jim Stanford was pro HST...But the fine Mr. Stanford made Billy Boy look like the fool, Jim Stanford told the radio listeners that the SMART TAX ALLIANCE was made to TAKE DOWN HIS(Jim Stanford`s) PRIVATE PERSONAL E MAIL AND RETRACT ANY ASSOCIATION TO THE CAW UNION, ........And Mr. Stanford didn`t stop there, he further said that the Smart Tax Alliance are desperate and grasping at straws....My robo-call confirms that....

So...Billy Good was still trying to raise his jaw .....Bill Good then asked Mr. Stanford what his position and stance on the HST....And what Mr. Stanford said floored Billy Boy.....Jim Stanford said....


The HST hasn`t helped the auto industry in Ontario....The HST has many drawbacks, there are many pros and cons.....the HST is more helpful in a manufacturing Province like Ontario... the British Columbia HST has many drawbacks.....The HST means nothing to an exporting province.....

At this point Billy Good realizes he`s been set up and deep fried.....Billy Good tries to pin Jim Stanford down on the HST and asks Jim Stanford...

"But you ARE in favour of the HST are you not"

Jim Stanford said ......

No, the HST is a regressive tax, it costs middle income and low income earners more of a percentage of income......I`m in favour of no sales tax,  income tax from workers and corporations for all social services and the running of government.


At this point Billy Good is just twisted with the segment, not only did Mr. Stanford slam the Smart Tax Alliance Liars, not only did he debunk any notion that the HST helps an export province but he also stated that....

Economic forecasts and predictions are useless, these economists run their theories and pray, any economic forecasts should be taken with a grain of salt.....Billy Good quickly ended the segment....

So what we had was the Smart Tax Alliance taking a copy of a 2009 scanned email ....They posted Jim Stanford`s personal email and attributed it too the CAW....Jim Stanford called the Smart Tax Alliance sleazy....And he forced them to take it down and retract....

Oh...One more thing...Jim Stanford on AIR categorically denied that the CAW union is supporting the HST....The CAW has remained neutral on the HST....Anyway, the Smart Tax Alliance are sleazy lying bastards...And Jim Stanford was honest on the radio today...Jim Stanford said ...In a nutshell..The HST is regressive, other world factors affect business way more than the HST, countries or Provinces that are MANUFACTURING hubs benefit more from the HST than resource export provinces....

That makes perfect sense, that`s why the Atlantic Provinces who had had the HST since 1996 are year after year leading the country in unemployment, that explains why no corporations have set and manufacturing or head offices in Atlantic Canada...The East Coast, like the West coast is an exporter...The HST is nothing but a massive tax grab and Federal sellout....

I recommend that you all cue-up the CKNW audio vault...July 6th .. Cue up 9:00 am...fast forward to 9:30 am...The segment runs from 9:30 am to 10:00 am..

Over at the Tyee....Jim Sinclair has a story up(check out the comments from David Robertson and Cool Hand, after you listen to the CKNW audio vault)...A David Robertson from the smart tax alliance and Cool Hand Luke are putting up quite a fuss...They are making up facts out of whole cloth, many many lies, in fact a Mr. Robertson and Cool Hand are talking like fools....These clowns are so stupid.....Cool Hand Luke and David Robertson(smart Tax Alliance) are talking like.....

They are talking like they never heard Jim Stanford on the radio dispute and embarrass the Smart Tax Alliance...Those Trolls are talking like....Like no one informed them that the ....

The Smart Tax Alliance had to remove the Jim Stanford Email and retract the statement that the CAW in anyway is promoting the HST

The Ontario Hst is a very different animal...Dalton McGuinty will lose the election in November over the HST...McGuinty announced the HST in the middle of his term, not days after an election where you promised many groups that THERE WILL BE NO HST...McGuinty also gave away almost $1000 dollars to EVERY Family BEFORE the HST even came into affect....McGuinty put up an accurate list of what was going up in price...McGuinty debated the HST in their legislative house for 3 sittings...2 spring sessions and one fall session....Here in BC the legislature was shut down, debate cut short, the fewest sitting days in BC History...

All is good folks...The HST anger as reemerged, the lying ads, the blatant abusive calls from the Liars at The Smart Tax Alliance.....The BC Liberals made a huge mistake...Their phony ad campaign...It might have worked if...

If they flooded the airwaves, newsprint, TV, radio with phony ads and has a one-day vote like a regular election maybe the trickery would have worked...For now the BC Liberals and The Smart Tax Alliance tricked the voters, the pulled a ruse, a sting, a scam, false advertising, misleading quotes, no time-lines and using PAST TENSE when referring to a 10% HST...

One older woman I talked today, she was happy when she heard the ads from the Smart Tax Alliance(last week) and then when her friend and husband explained to her  that the HST will be at 12% until next July and no 10% HST until July 1st 2014(if you believe a BC Liberal)....She blew her top and was even angrier about another deception....Made me Smile Again!

The tide is ebbing folks, the Anti-HST forces are rolling again, the deliberate advertising deceptions and ballot question trickery has re-angered our friends.

Lastly....If you won the HST referendum by hook and crook Cristy Clucking Clark.....Your fate would be sealed, you would lose the election in a landslide...Reduced to a handful of seats...

Time for me too clue you in Crusty....You are a sacrificial lamb....Your job is by crook to ram the HST tax through and both you and the BC Liberal Government are expendable!

Enjoy the Audio Vault.....You are nothing but a lying cheat Mr. Jagger....And in my opinion...You are a PST tax cheat who made a deal with the BC tax department for your support on the HST.....Bring it on!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hey, the Royals are here, what Vancouver Riot?


How does it feel, how does it feel to be Canadian, how happy with Harper are you, I wrote just after the Conservative victory about heading into the long dark tunnel, I don`t have much to say on the matter, I`ll leave that to you, but I would like to highlight a few items of interest....


What strikes me the most is how easily Harper disrespects the office of the Prime minister, after the election 2 failed candidates were given lifetime Senate appointments,.... It was discovered $50 million was literally stolen and placed with no paper trail into Tony Clements riding,......Harper interfered with the private company Air Canada, an assault on future generations, on future workers, Harper locked out the postal workers and forced a lesser contract down their throats, a contract inferior than the last offer from Canada post management....Have you had enough yet....Then we had Harper appointing a disgraced BC Premier who is embroiled in adultery, scandals, a man who resigned as the most hated politician in Canadian history...Harper gifts Campbell a posh London residence, a chef, a driver, $200,000.00 per year plus an expense account......And just in time for the arrival of the Royals, while all the media and headlines are focused on a couple of youngsters a Mr. Stephen Harper gave away all of Canada`s nuclear assets, ...That`s right folks he gave it away to one of the BC Liberals favorite companies ...SNC Lavalin!....

So now all our nuclear assets are gone, medical isotopes will be controlled by a private company, we are in trouble people, big trouble, look at Greece, Portugal, look what`s going on in the United Kingdom, in Wisconsin, Indiana, in Canada, assaults on teachers, janitors, health care workers, the big media said nothing about $trillions of dollars to save banks, investment companies and mortgage brokers, there was no media outrage in bailing out the Wall Street criminals and now there is almost unanimous agreement among big media to play up the austerity measures/cutting wages, cutting pensions, raising taxes and reneging on every promise Government made as a good and needed measures, there is no big media doing any critical economic reporting from the side of the people!....

What we have is corporate controlled media`s public presentation and bias following lockstep with the Governments position, why, is it advertising, for the sake of public tax dollars funneled into media`s mitts we get skewed news, bias reporting, one-sided facts, look at Iceland, back when the banks were all getting bailed out, the Icelandic banks were in trouble, they demanded $billions and $billions in bail out money or....The Icelandic banks claimed without all the bail out money things will get worse, much worse, ....Well, in Iceland they held a referendum, they let the people decide if the big banks were to be bailed out...The people voted, the people said a LOUD no and guess what..

Iceland is doing just fine thank you, the people, the brave frontier people of Iceland said no!...We will not pay off the private bank`s gambling debt, and they didn`t, this story too has been swept under the media publication ban rug.

Which brings me to the point of this post, the Greece experiment, what we are witnessing is a continuation of the banking bail outs, this has nothing to do with workers, Greece, a cesspool of Government corruption, Greece who only a few short years ago were celebrating the summer Olympics,  $billions vanished, tourism faltered, their Vat tax was raised and raised and the more they raised their HST/VAT tax the more of the economy went underground, the Greek officials lined their pockets and increased their pensions with impunity....Here in BC it`s the same thing, how is it Obama`s chief of staff makes $197k per year while we have guys like David Hahn making over $1 million dollars and our own Craig James/flunky making more than Obama`s chief of staff!, these politicians and hired mouth pieces don`t live in the real world, deciding whether to fill up the gas tank or eat...Enough is enough..

Greece is being forced by the money lenders to sell all public assets and privatize everything, basically Greece will be run by the corporation, pensions plans will be sold next, they will all default and every Greek Government promise to the public will be reneged upon, Iceland refused the lenders, the Greek Government caved and what you are witnessing is a prelude to the future, a future where CEO`s and shareholders run the world, a  Gordon Campbell included Bilderberg society, Greece will never pay their debt, youth unemployment is at 40%...Their VAT tax is over 20%..23% on food, teachers have  not had a raise in a decade, average wage  for a senior teacher is $800 Ueros per month, ....New user fees are being imposed, services cut and workers have to work longer before retiring, thus adding to the unemployment numbers......GDP will continue to fall, leading to more unemployment, more underground economy resulting in taxes having to be raised again and ultimately leading to Greece`s bankruptcy.....There is no other route this will go, the people of Greece, the lowly workers are lab rats in an experiment, pain, poverty and a mental attack on their very souls, the future being taken away from Greece, a corporate country run by shareholders and banks where the human factor is altered and transformed into a corporate cog.....Huge companies can go bankrupt and re-emerge as a new entity, they can claim bankruptcy and start anew, giant company after giant company can go bankrupt and leave $billions in poison and clean up costs, pump and dump promoters can bilk $millions and when caught pay a fine, .....Greece will go bankrupt anyway, and when they emerge there will be no more Greece, the assets, the public service, the bridges, the water, the air, the streets, everything within the borders of Greece will be owned by the money lenders, including the Blood. of Freedom Fighters!

"When you fear your own Government the time for change has long passed"



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