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Friday, December 30, 2011

Theatre of the Mind

If you could read my mind, what a story my thoughts could tell.......


Christmas with Mom,, just the two of us, it couldn`t have been better, a turkey big enough for family, big enough for a large family, great pleasure and peace combined with tears of memory, tears of days gone by, several siblings have suggested Mom needs grief counseling and it`s caused a rather unsettling separation of what I once thought was a tightly bundled groups of branches....

As individual sticks we are easily broken, daggers, barbs and collusion shrouded in opaque light, grief counseling logic meant to soothe one`s own shortcomings, for why, for who, for what purpose, for how long should one grieve, a day, a week, a lifetime, for what timeframe is acceptable....

Cancer, hideous cancer, time, my mortal enemy time, fire, revenge, justice, memories, sadness and finally peace, I attempted to explain grief to my now stoic siblings, mom will never stop grieving, nor will I, and why should we, the day one stops shedding tears is the day life itself stops.

We had a good cry on Christmas day, Mom and I visited 96 year old Grandma Ann, she was recently placed in a care home, she broke her hip 6 months ago and is fighting to get out, fighting to get back to her apartment and cat, she`s walking again, not like before but she`s trying, she is well aware that her current abode is nothing but temporary wharehousing, nothing but waiting to die, nothing but walls with ticking clocks and I`m helpless to stop it, all she needs is a little homecare or permanent company and no one will step up to the plate, my offer of caretaker and clock destroyer has been rebuffed, words of qualification and suitability are bandied around, thinly veiled smirks and poo-fooedness is directed towards my wide eyed senses, my offer of bucking the easy way out was dismissed as not normal....

Not normal, I pondered this moral platitude, not normal, the status quo resists change, the powers that be don`t want home care, a system of wharehousing living memories while wall-mounted clocks suck the very last breath out of each and everyone of them, tears, sadness, memories and smiles will always be part of Mom and no amount of grief counseling will change her, nor should it,.....

I was telling mother about this moral dilemma, to grieve or not to grieve, the greatest gift one has is internal. I explained to mom that anytime she wants she can think of dad, her mind, she can travel back decades in time and place her husband in her arms, or in bed next to her, Dad holding little babies or teaching his Son how to fish, think and most importantly how to dream.......

With that mom started shedding tears, so did I, how far her mind traveled back I don`t know, but wherever she went the tears were happy, my mind was thinking about Dad fighting a big wild Chinook Salmon, a long thin rod with a screaming reel, it was as though we both traveled back to serenity.

All of you, your children, ancestors, each and everyone of you have a theatre of mind....


Anytime we can remember the past, play a movie in our minds, sisters, brother, trials and tribulations, to grieve is to be human, to care, for without tears we wilt and die.....




 And now I believe it`s movie time.....


Happy New Year

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open




Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christy Clark Christmas, BC Liberal Edition

Now let`s put it all together, my Christmas carol, starring Gordon Campbell and a slew of villians, losers, liars, drunks and useless Caretakers....


On the First Day of Christmas the BC Liberals Gave to B.C.....

Theeeeee   HST.......Kevin Falcon loves it and it`s here to stay, on the second day of Christmas Christy Clark gave to We.....increases at ICBC....



On the Third Day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C.

Cash bonuses for issuing Eviction notices to developmentally disabled members of our community...

On the fourth day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C....

$18 million dollars for Virk and David Basi`s legal fees...

On the 5th Day of Christmas the Liberals Gave to B.C.

Five Golden severance packages and double dip pensions....

On the 6th day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C....


A Golden Ears bridge that loses $millions   and millions   annually...

On the 7th Day of Christmas the Liberals Gave to B.C.

A solicitor General involved in multiple land fraud controversies.....

On the 8th day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to BC....



A Liberal MLA  Jane  Thorthwaite who admitted drunk driving but was let free by a special Liberal appointeeeeeeeee.....


On the 9th Day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C...




A Speedy John Von Dongen who endangered the  public driving like a monkeeeee.


On the 10th day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C.....



Kash Heed and Barinder Sall who committed election fraud but were freed by another Liberal Appointeeeeee...

On the 11th Day of Christmas (Gordon Campbell lied and sold BC Rail(From my archives, this archived story was all about David Mclean, the BC Rail sale started in 1996)

  On the 11th Day of Christmas Gordon Campbell gave BC Rail to David Mclean..


 The below article was written several years ago......One more Christmas day to go...# Number 12 still to come
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Well well well, Gordon Campbell not only lied to every British Columbian when HE sold BC Rail but, Gordon Campbell put money, lucrative real-estate, contracts and jobs in his friend`s hands, 6 years later and everyone is still getting paid, any money BC received for BC Rail is long gone, yet BC Rail insiders are still receiving BC taxpayer money by the truckload!

I don`t know where to start, well, how about Gordon Campbell is a corrupt bastard, have you ever heard of David Mclean? This name should be familiar with everyone, why, because that is where the whole thing started, David Mclean played the lead role in privatizing CN Rail in 1994....And, the following IPO was the largest in Canadian history at that time.....
Shortly after David Mclean pulled strings and privatized CN Rail he was appointed to CN Rail`s board of directors, and, from what I understand David Mclean wheeled and dealed, yes indeed, David Mclean a short time later was appointed to Chairman of the board of directors of CN Rail...Hmmm, how did he move up so quickly? Well the answer is simple,CN Rail wanted BC Rail, the only way CN Rail could obtain BC Rail was if the province of BC privatized BC Rail and sold it to CN Rail, but, the government of the day (The NDP) were not interested in selling BC Rail, it was far too important an asset to sell, or, Give Away.......
So what was David Mclean to do, the man was smart, he knew what to do, David Mclean went out and bought himself a politician, and what politician might that have been, well, no other than Gordon Campbell,but, in 1994 Gordon Campbell wasn`t premier of the province,he was mayor of Vancouver, well no point in getting caught up with niggling details, David Mclean`s first order of business was to donate large sums of money to the BC Liberals and Gordon Campbell, that`s right folks, David Mclean pushed and financed Gordon Campbell`s 1996 provincial election campaign, and for that all David Mclean wanted was.....BC Rail, that`s right folks, David Mclean funded Gordon Campbell`s 1996 campaign and in return he wanted BC Rail.....
And as you know in 1996 Gordon Campbell ran on that platform, Campbell spun and twisted and campaigned on selling BC Rail,well, it didn`t go over too well, the people in the interior and in rail towns said "No bloody way, leave our BC railway alone"......So Gordon Campbell lost the 1996 election and BC Rail was still ours, the trains,the massive tracts of property, the thousands of kilometers of track,all of it was still in the hands of BCers, the only north /south railway in the province of BC, this crucial transportation line was still in BC`s family....
Well, this didn`t sit well with David M, he paid the BC Liberal party, he was the largest financier of Gordon Campbell and he had nothing! Well, patience the premier said...There is another election in 2001, meanwhile David Mclean is still donating and financing Gordon Campbell, so along comes the run-up to the 2001 BC provincial election, Campbell and Mclean had to play it smarter, Gordon Campbell couldn`t tell the public what his true intentions were, David Mclean had to get his hands on BC Rail, so Gordon Campbell told the voting public " I won`t sell BC Rail" but he was lying, Gordon Campbell belongs in the liars hall of fame, no politician has ever lied more than Gordon Campbell, and, Gordon Campbell had to make good on giving BC Rail away, after all, David Mclean paid literally $millions to elect Gordon Campbell .
So Gordon Campbell wins the 2001 BC provincial election and proceeds in breaking almost every promise he made, Campbell did keep his personal promise to David Mclean and gave our railway away, Gordon Campbell ripped up contracts and raised the PST, doubled MSP payments and laid the boots to the poor and middle class all the while he gave away billions in tax cuts to his rich friends.

Yes indeed, Gordon Campbell and his cabinet went wild, Gordon Campbell`s friend Peter Armstrong got gifts, his cabinet ministers got in on the action, political appointees held cover, Judith Reid, Gary Collins, Martyn Brown, Bruce Clark, Christy Clark, everyone in government was aware that CN Rail was getting BC Rail and they all knew the bidding process was rigged, of course word flew around the province and omni-trax, CP and everyone  else knew the game was rigged, BC Rail going to CN, it was a done deal, after all, David Mclean had made sure of that years earlier, meanwhile, stories emerged of organized crime, drug dealers infiltrating the BC Government,  a government gone wild and rumours and stories got back to the police, particularly the Victoria police, Paul Battershill arranged to raid the legislature, wow, what a site to see, police hauling out computers and boxes of documents,nwhat an embarrassment to all BCers, Gordon Campbell getting drunk in Hawaii, getting charged and convicted of drunk driving was bad enough, his adulterous affair with Lara Daphinee and their (Possible love child) was another embarrassment.....
Well surely heads would roll, and they did, it appears David Mclean has lots of clout from coast to coast, the heads that have rolled are the ex-police chief from Victoria and a couple of low-end ministerial aides, that`s it, almost everyone in Government knew what the hell was going on, but Gordon Campbell with his 77 to 2 majority in the legislature didn`t give a rats ass about us, about the law and certainly Democracy, his high powered friends will cover his ass!

Meanwhile one voice of reason and sanity came forth, Paul Nettleton was outraged and complained, a week later Gordon Campbell expelled Paul Nettleton caucus, that`s right,.

Paul Battershill and Paul Nettleton got hammered by the corrupt Gordon Campbell and his high powered friends and both were sent to the woodshed......

Meanwhile, this so-called billion dollars we got for BC Rail is all gone plus more, you see folks everyone had to get paid off, Patrick Kinsella got paid off, (Campbell`s campaign manager) he was getting paid from BC Rail and CN Rail,  for years getting paid, the BC rail executives knew what was going on,they knew Kinsella was a backroom Liberal with clout, so the BC Rail executives had the dirt, that`s why 6 years later and BC Rail has no trains these executives have been paid millions of dollars to play golf, that`s right play golf, the province bought them golf memberships and to this day they are still on the pay role....

And where did the rest of money go, well where do we start, CN Rail, part of the deal for being GIVEN BC Rail was that they would get tax breaks worth roughly 500 $million dollars(tax write offs).....And those weren`t federal tax write-offs but provincial tax write offs.

So CN Rail gives the province money for BC Rail and Gordon Campbell gives most of it back in tax write offs...And it gets better, lawyer fees, I estimate the trial, or should I say the endless hearings has cost more than 40 $million dollars....

$500 million in tax breaks, 120 $million in lawyer fees, Patrick Kinsella fees, BC Rail executives being paid for years, paid to play tiddly-winks....Cost to government for searching for documents, tech searches, transcription fees, Public affairs for years, years of spinning, twisting and corruption.

Meanwhile, 1 billion dollars,the money is gone, gobbled up in tax write offs, wages, pay offs, executive salaries, golf memberships, lawyer fees, government fees, our railway is gone, the guilty are everywhere, including the guilty BC Liberals, the connections, the tentacles are everywhere, this whole BC Rail trial/investigation/ show Trial was nothing nothing but a cruel joke played on all,  Gordon Campbell, and of course Leonard Asper and the Defunct Canwest Global promoted this theft, the big media looked the other way, failed to report, it wasn`t Vaughn Palmer or Michael Smyth or that useless Keith Baldrey , Bill Good, Les Leyne, Tom Fletcher or Sean Leslie or any of them that even tried to uncover facts, they uncovered nothing, in fact everyone mentioned did more, they deflected and spun, they provided cover for corruption....... and they know deep in their hearts and souls what they did, they`ll have to live with that.

Big bought media and paid stooges
(here are a couple of links) http://mcleangroup.com/staff/david.html.......

And this link here http://www.straight.com/article-242882/gabriel-yiu-bc-rail-sale-case-bcs-biggest-political-scandal

Mary, BC Mary, Robin Mathews, Citizen Reporters, Bill Teileman, Ross K....Those are the real heroes, they kept this alive, they reported everything we know today.




Meanwhile our corrupt premier played some silly game about BC Rail not being sold, a sad story about a 999 year lease, a lease not a sale.

Gordon Campbell is such a gutless coward that even his lies are lies.


Bias, one way reporting, a demoralized news team,  a bunch of muzzled newsmen, everyone of those stooges aided and abetted BC Liberal crimes.


On the 12th Day of Christmas....

On the 12th day of Christmas......It didn`t take me long to decide on what to finish with, Stephen Harper, yes indeed,  Mr. Stephen Harper and no he`s not alone, Bill Barisoff and all BC Liberals, but Bill Barisoff is a special case, BC`s speaker of the House, the one elected member who in theory is supposed to be neutral, non partisan, a stickler for rules role played by a bias thespian whose legitimacy got lost on Campbell`s casting couch , well you know how it goes,

Stephen Harper gifted Gordon Campbell a $200, 000.00 per year cushy gig that includes a residence, a chef, a driver, an expense account plus Gordon Campbell will be collecting his Gold-plated BC Government pension, the same Golden pension Campbell campaigned on removing, just another rung in Gordon Campbell`s ladder of lies....

Over $300,000.00 dollars per year for Campbell, a chef, someone to drive him  around, a residence for entertaining his many suitors...

Mr. Harper rewarded Gordon Campbell for ramming the HST down our throats and....And for this largesse all Gordo has to do is promote tar sands pollution, lobby for dirty fuels in transportation and fight any and all legislation that might cut into big oil`s profits.

So now not only did Stephen Harper reward Gordon Campbell for foisting Harper`s corporate tax sell out upon the masses in a dirty back-handed lying manner but he also revealed what we knew all along, what any sane person knew, how come David Suzuki and Tzeporah Berman didn`t know....

Stephen Harper exposed the true Gordon Campbell, the BC shame stream media portrayed Campbell as the pollution fighter, the green man, the green crusader, Tzeporah and David Suzuki lauded Campbell, Mz Berman flew to Copenhagen to personally place a medal of climate fighting honour around Gord`s neck...

Speeches in 2008 and 2009, speeches leading into the 2009 election where the climate change fighter spoke of climate change being the battle of our lives,

"we must fight climate change for the sake of future generations"

Speech after speech made by Gordon Campbell on how his carbon tax will save the planet, he talked electric cars and green technology, he talked cap n trade, enviros groups attacked the NDP for not supporting Gord of the Green, Carole James wanted to target industrial emissions, gas flaring, big oil, big gas, no matter what the left proposed Campbell`s allies spoke against them, Marc Jaccard lambasted the NDP`s  plan to charge big oil n gas for flaring, as Jaccard put it....

"We would lose 60,000 jobs"

Stephen Harper exposed Gordon Campbell for lying to every British Columbian on climate change, phony speeches meant to cash in on green concerns and David Suzuki and Tzeporah Berman went along with it for only reasons they know because behind the scenes watersheds were being destroyed, Salmon runs killed off, pristine eco systems were altered in a massive green scam, in fact run of river salmon water diversion power plants are not green, it never was about being green it was about transferring money from public hands to private...

And now Gordon Campbell is Canada`s most important and influential Tar Sand Oil Lobbyist in all of Europe, Canada`s man to fight against cleaner fuel, lower emission fuel, the hypocrisy is astounding..

 Bill Barisoff, every-time  he took overnight or extended time to make a ruling on procedure or protocol there wasn`t one time he ruled in the opposition`s favour, every single time Bill Barisoff ruled in favour(no comment it`s before the courts) of Campbell`s Government, and as we know Bill Barisoff and Gordon Campbell were room-mates on the island when the house was sitting, well guess what, NO conflict of interest Bill Barisoff broke the application rules around Gordon Campbell`s nomination for the Order of British Columbia..

Bill Barisoff broke the rules for Gordon Campbell, this was done because Gordon Campbell as Canada`s number one ambassador needed to be an Order of BC winner too...

On the 12th Day of Christmas Stephen Harper, Bill Barisoff and the Liberals gave to B.C.....

The biggest personal slap in our illustrious history,  $300,000.00 dollars a year, a chef, a driver, Golden pensions for life, B.C. s highest award of honour, the Order of British Columbia through dubious and completely inappropriate means to a man who....

Was an a habitual liar, a man who broke laws, a man who fired 9000 female workers illegally, as stated by the Supreme Court...A leader who gagged its citizens, closed hundreds of schools, broke law after law while special prosecutor after special prosecutor, while political appointees and media sell-outs provided cover for and justified the theft of assets, a fifth Estate that not only failed but profigated propaganda and criminal Government messaging, they too will eventually have to answer to their own moral sanctuary..

Yes, the 12th and final straw, rewarding a man who has failed seniors and led the Nation for a decade, led in child poverty, led in freezing the lowest paid worker`s wages, a man who fought only for wealthy corporate party donors while the weakest among us were secretly persecuted, a legacy of cronyism and public debt, a man, a premier driven from office for lies, the 4 largest deficits, 8 deficits in 12 years, deception shrouded in debt, malice of forethought, a leader with but a 9% approval rating, a man, a father, a husband who cheated morality with long ongoing adulterous affairs, a sham marriage and cardboard wife....

On the 12th Day of Christmas our insidious heathen Leaders Gave to B.C...


The Truth Behind the Mask

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year




The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Saturday, December 24, 2011

An Enbridge Christmas,(Breaking News, Enbridge Lies Again)

Haida Nation blasts Enbridge about “deliberately misleading” info in Northern Gateway filing




Posted by:
Scott Simpson
Haida Nation President Guujaaw is making some serious allegations about “deliberately misleading and false information” 

 in Enbridge Northern Gateway 
documents provided to the federal Joint Review Panel which will soon commence hearings on the controversial oils sands pipeline project.


Specifically, Guujaaw rejects Enbridge’s claim that the Haida are in the process of “relationship building” with the Calgary-based company which is seeking to build an oil transmission pipeline from Alberta to the BC coast at Kitimat.


Haida have an interest in the project because oil tankers will carry oil sands crude past Haida Gwaii, 

which includes a national park and designated UNESCO world heritage site.


It hasn’t been a good week for Enbridge. Earlier, a majority of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs renounced a much-trumpted profit-sharing deal with Enbridge.


Here’s an email to the Panel, which was cc’d to me on Friday by Guujaaw.
From: guujaaw [mailto:guujaaw@haidanation.net]
Sent:
 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:46 PM
Subject:
 Enbridge
December 20, 2011
Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
Joint Review Panel
444 7th Avenue S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8
Attention: Secretary to the Joint Review Panel
Re: statement contained in Volume 5A: Aboriginal Engagement, Appendix D: National and Regional Aboriginal Organizations.
To whom it may concern;


Enbridge has provided deliberately misleading and false information contained in their Section 52 Application claiming that the applicant has built relationships with the Haida Fisheries Program, Haida Development Corporation (sic, presumably Haida Enterprise Corporation)  and Haida Child and Family Services.


Haida Gwaii Community Futures is not an ‘Aboriginal Organization’ and has no idea how they got on the list.


Representatives of the above organizations are in no way engaged with nor have they given any reason to believe they are “relationship building” with Enbridge. 

We would like to have all of these names stricken from Enbridge’s filed documents as it is libellous bringing these organizations into disrepute, not only with their own constituents, but also the many First Nations, organizations and people who are committed to the health of this planet.
Respectfully,

Guujaaw
President of the Haida Nation


Read more here

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Of course we already had the Straight Goods on Enbridge`s lies, propaganda and crimes, in this post...And Here, and especially here.

Sorry Enbridge, your sins won`t get past the Powell River Persuader, you are a $multi billion dollar organization whom is presently engaged in criminal activities, you are making a Grave error Enbridge,

you have no Gitxsan support, you lied, you have no Haida support, you lied, you can`t satisfy the moratorium, Haida Gwaii is a protected area, The Northern Enbridge Pipeline is Illegal.



The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Friday, December 23, 2011

On the 11th Day of Christmas (Gordon Campbell lied and sold BC Rail(From my archives, this archived story was all about David Mclean, the BC Rail sale started in 1996)

  On the 11th Day of Christmas Gordon Campbell gave BC Rail to David Mclean..

 The below article was written several years ago......One more Christmas day to go...# Number 12 still to come
______________________________________________

Well well well, Gordon Campbell not only lied to every British Columbian when HE sold BC Rail but, Gordon Campbell put money, lucrative real-estate, contracts and jobs in his friend`s hands, 6 years later and everyone is still getting paid, any money BC received for BC Rail is long gone, yet BC Rail insiders are still receiving BC taxpayer money by the truckload!

I don`t know where to start, well, how about Gordon Campbell is a corrupt bastard, have you ever heard of David Mclean? This name should be familiar with everyone, why, because that is where the whole thing started, David Mclean played the lead role in privatizing CN Rail in 1994....And, the following IPO was the largest in Canadian history at that time.....
Shortly after David Mclean pulled strings and privatized CN Rail he was appointed to CN Rail`s board of directors, and, from what I understand David Mclean wheeled and dealed, yes indeed, David Mclean a short time later was appointed to Chairman of the board of directors of CN Rail...Hmmm, how did he move up so quickly? Well the answer is simple,CN Rail wanted BC Rail, the only way CN Rail could obtain BC Rail was if the province of BC privatized BC Rail and sold it to CN Rail, but, the government of the day (The NDP) were not interested in selling BC Rail, it was far too important an asset to sell, or, Give Away.......
So what was David Mclean to do, the man was smart, he knew what to do, David Mclean went out and bought himself a politician, and what politician might that have been, well, no other than Gordon Campbell,but, in 1994 Gordon Campbell wasn`t premier of the province,he was mayor of Vancouver, well no point in getting caught up with niggling details, David Mclean`s first order of business was to donate large sums of money to the BC Liberals and Gordon Campbell, that`s right folks, David Mclean pushed and financed Gordon Campbell`s 1996 provincial election campaign, and for that all David Mclean wanted was.....BC Rail, that`s right folks, David Mclean funded Gordon Campbell`s 1996 campaign and in return he wanted BC Rail.....
And as you know in 1996 Gordon Campbell ran on that platform, Campbell spun and twisted and campaigned on selling BC Rail,well, it didn`t go over too well, the people in the interior and in rail towns said "No bloody way, leave our BC railway alone"......So Gordon Campbell lost the 1996 election and BC Rail was still ours, the trains,the massive tracts of property, the thousands of kilometers of track,all of it was still in the hands of BCers, the only north /south railway in the province of BC, this crucial transportation line was still in BC`s family....
Well, this didn`t sit well with David M, he paid the BC Liberal party, he was the largest financier of Gordon Campbell and he had nothing! Well, patience the premier said...There is another election in 2001, meanwhile David Mclean is still donating and financing Gordon Campbell, so along comes the run-up to the 2001 BC provincial election, Campbell and Mclean had to play it smarter, Gordon Campbell couldn`t tell the public what his true intentions were, David Mclean had to get his hands on BC Rail, so Gordon Campbell told the voting public " I won`t sell BC Rail" but he was lying, Gordon Campbell belongs in the liars hall of fame, no politician has ever lied more than Gordon Campbell, and, Gordon Campbell had to make good on giving BC Rail away, after all, David Mclean paid literally $millions to elect Gordon Campbell .
So Gordon Campbell wins the 2001 BC provincial election and proceeds in breaking almost every promise he made, Campbell did keep his personal promise to David Mclean and gave our railway away, Gordon Campbell ripped up contracts and raised the PST, doubled MSP payments and laid the boots to the poor and middle class all the while he gave away billions in tax cuts to his rich friends.

Yes indeed, Gordon Campbell and his cabinet went wild, Gordon Campbell`s friend Peter Armstrong got gifts, his cabinet ministers got in on the action, political appointees held cover, Judith Reid, Gary Collins, Martyn Brown, Bruce Clark, Christy Clark, everyone in government was aware that CN Rail was getting BC Rail and they all knew the bidding process was rigged, of course word flew around the province and omni-trax, CP and everyone  else knew the game was rigged, BC Rail going to CN, it was a done deal, after all, David Mclean had made sure of that years earlier, meanwhile, stories emerged of organized crime, drug dealers infiltrating the BC Government,  a government gone wild and rumours and stories got back to the police, particularly the Victoria police, Paul Battershill arranged to raid the legislature, wow, what a site to see, police hauling out computers and boxes of documents,nwhat an embarrassment to all BCers, Gordon Campbell getting drunk in Hawaii, getting charged and convicted of drunk driving was bad enough, his adulterous affair with Lara Daphinee and their (Possible love child) was another embarrassment.....
Well surely heads would roll, and they did, it appears David Mclean has lots of clout from coast to coast, the heads that have rolled are the ex-police chief from Victoria and a couple of low-end ministerial aides, that`s it, almost everyone in Government knew what the hell was going on, but Gordon Campbell with his 77 to 2 majority in the legislature didn`t give a rats ass about us, about the law and certainly Democracy, his high powered friends will cover his ass!

Meanwhile one voice of reason and sanity came forth, Paul Nettleton was outraged and complained, a week later Gordon Campbell expelled Paul Nettleton caucus, that`s right,.

Paul Battershill and Paul Nettleton got hammered by the corrupt Gordon Campbell and his high powered friends and both were sent to the woodshed......

Meanwhile, this so-called billion dollars we got for BC Rail is all gone plus more, you see folks everyone had to get paid off, Patrick Kinsella got paid off, (Campbell`s campaign manager) he was getting paid from BC Rail and CN Rail,  for years getting paid, the BC rail executives knew what was going on,they knew Kinsella was a backroom Liberal with clout, so the BC Rail executives had the dirt, that`s why 6 years later and BC Rail has no trains these executives have been paid millions of dollars to play golf, that`s right play golf, the province bought them golf memberships and to this day they are still on the pay role....

And where did the rest of money go, well where do we start, CN Rail, part of the deal for being GIVEN BC Rail was that they would get tax breaks worth roughly 500 $million dollars(tax write offs).....And those weren`t federal tax write-offs but provincial tax write offs.

So CN Rail gives the province money for BC Rail and Gordon Campbell gives most of it back in tax write offs...And it gets better, lawyer fees, I estimate the trial, or should I say the endless hearings has cost more than 40 $million dollars....

$500 million in tax breaks, 120 $million in lawyer fees, Patrick Kinsella fees, BC Rail executives being paid for years, paid to play tiddly-winks....Cost to government for searching for documents, tech searches, transcription fees, Public affairs for years, years of spinning, twisting and corruption.

Meanwhile, 1 billion dollars,the money is gone, gobbled up in tax write offs, wages, pay offs, executive salaries, golf memberships, lawyer fees, government fees, our railway is gone, the guilty are everywhere, including the guilty BC Liberals, the connections, the tentacles are everywhere, this whole BC Rail trial/investigation/ show Trial was nothing nothing but a cruel joke played on all,  Gordon Campbell, and of course Leonard Asper and the Defunct Canwest Global promoted this theft, the big media looked the other way, failed to report, it wasn`t Vaughn Palmer or Michael Smyth or that useless Keith Baldrey , Bill Good, Les Leyne, Tom Fletcher or Sean Leslie or any of them that even tried to uncover facts, they uncovered nothing, in fact everyone mentioned did more, they deflected and spun, they provided cover for corruption....... and they know deep in their hearts and souls what they did, they`ll have to live with that.

Big bought media and paid stooges
(here are a couple of links) http://mcleangroup.com/staff/david.html.......

And this link here http://www.straight.com/article-242882/gabriel-yiu-bc-rail-sale-case-bcs-biggest-political-scandal

Mary, BC Mary, Robin Mathews, Citizen Reporters, Bill Teileman, Ross K....Those are the real heroes, they kept this alive, they reported everything we know today.


Meanwhile our corrupt premier played some silly game about BC Rail not being sold, a sad story about a 999 year lease, a lease not a sale.

Gordon Campbell is such a gutless coward that even his lies are lies.


Bias, one way reporting, a demoralized news team,  a bunch of muzzled newsmen, everyone of those stooges aided and abetted BC Liberal crimes.


The Straight Goods


Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

Inside the numbers, NRG Research Edition


 Another phony poll released today, this one from NRG research......

Here are the results.BC NDP 36%..BC Liberal 32%..John Cummins 19%


Also to note, this company doesn`t say who commissioned the poll.


They ask but one question in this poll, now for what I know about polling this type of question tends to skew the results.....

Here is the one question they ask...


"If an election for your provincial MLA were held tomorrow, would you vote for Christy Clark`s BC Liberal candidate, Adrian Dix`s BC NDP candidate or John Cummins` BC Conservative candidate?"

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So there`s the question and up top are the (over-all % numbers) for the Province...

But if we look into the results from different parts of the province you soon realize the poll is bunk...

Overall----BC NDP 36%..BC Liberal 32%..BC Cons 19%...Undecided 13%.

Island and North coast---BC NDP 39%..BC Liberals 31%...John Cummins 19%...Undecided 11%.

Interior---BC NDP 42%...BC Liberal 28%...John Cummins 20%...Undecided 11%.

Check out those numbers, first off, John Cummins is stuck at 20% in all areas, that`s consistent with most other polling outfits, did you notice how the BC NDP have a rather hefty lead on Vancouver island and the North Coast, that is expected, but those numbers for the Island, the NDP`s stronghold, is below their historic, below their NORMAL numbers for that area, even in the last 2009 election the BC NDP blew away the number this polling firm has posted(39%) for the island.

That number sounds ridiculously low for the NDP stronghold, ...

And here`s the proof that the number is wrong....Check out the interior numbers...

BC NDP at 42%...BC Liberals at 28%..BC Con John Cummins at 20%...


So are you telling me the NDP are stronger in the interior than the Isalnd?, the BC NDP have never faired well in the interior, it`s usually riding specific, but here in this poll in the land of Conservatism including many many Alberta retirees is where the NRG poll gives the NDP its largest lead...


Full stop!!!!.....If indeed the NDP have 42% support in the interior, they surely must have 57 to 60% support on the island and North Coast.


There is one area of the province left, the lower mainland, look at those above numbers, how could the NDP be at 36% overall and the BC Liberals be at 32% overall when in those 2 areas the BC NDP have a ....14% lead in one(BC Liberal stronghold) and a  mere 8% percentage point lead in the other(BC NDP stronghold)

The numbers don`t add up do they?...Unless, unless the lower mainland numbers are breaking big for the BC Liberals....

Here is the final set of numbers..

Lower Mainland--BC Liberals 36%....BC NDP 33%...John Cummins 18%..Undecided 14%..


So there you have it, according to these clowns(NRG), they would have you believe that the NDP have dropped support in their island strongholds but gained support in BC Liberal stronghold land, Alberta retiree land, it`s laughable to believe that the NDP are stronger in the interior than they are on Vancouver island...

And for NRG to think that Christy Clark has a lead in the Lower Mainland is equally absurd...

Back to the question...No where does the polling outfit say they rotated the question, meaning Christy Clark`s name was mentioned first everytime..

Also, who is Christy Clark?...Answer..Photo-op Queen, her name is on every newspaper headline, every radio report and fluff n puff photo-op...

I`m talking about NRG using name recognition to affect and deliver a different result..."Christy  Clark`s BC Liberal candidate,"


The question should be ....Would you vote for a BC Liberal candidate...A BC NDP candidate...or a BC CONSERVATiVE candidate

Here`s the NRG poll.

I suggest the NDP support is indeed at 42% in the interior.... 55% on Vancouver island....44% in the lower mainland....

BC NDP, overall....48%


BC Liberals, overall....25%

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Is Illegal, it Violates Federal Law.


Hecate Strait

Marine Forecast

Winds

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 December 2011
Tonight and Friday Storm warning in effect.
Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots diminishing to south 35 early this evening and to southwest 25 before morning. Wind increasing to southeast 40 early Friday afternoon then diminishing to southwest 25 Friday evening.

Waves

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 December 2011
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 3 near midnight and to 2 Friday evening.

Waves

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 December 2011
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 8 metres subsiding to 6 late this evening and to 5 early Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 December 2011
Saturday Wind southeast 40 knots diminishing to south 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 25 knots becoming northwest 25.
Monday Wind southeast 30 knots increasing to 50.

Weather & Visibility

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 December 2011
Tonight and Friday Rain

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Storm tosses B.C. ferry passengers


Waves up to 10 metres hit ship, say passengers


Passengers describe a chaotic scene aboard the Northern Adventure as it was tossed in the rough waters of Hecate Strait, with people thrown out of their chairs as cafeteria dishes flew through the air.
There were no serious injuries to passengers, but the crew turned the ferry around and returned to Prince Rupert, a port on the northern mainland about 1,000 kilometres north of Vancouver


90 km/h winds in forecast

 

"It just started to rock about one o'clock," coach Debbie Lockland said. "Things were flying, you couldn't walk, the cafeteria was upside down, the gift shop cash register hanging."
Environment Canada weather forecasts were calling for southeasterly winds of 90 kilometres per hour during the voyage.
Passenger Tara Sjolund wondered why the ship sailed into such rough weather.


"I would say absolutely, lives were in danger," Sjolund said. "We were listing so badly from side to side. The captain got himself caught in that storm we never, ever should have been out on. "
Fisherman Wilson Brown said he wasn't sure he'd make it out alive.
"I've spent the last 37 years fishing crab out on the Hecate Strait," said Wilson. "Smart people don't go out in that kind of weather."


Crew aware of storm before sailing

BC Ferries says the crew was aware of the storm before leaving Prince Rupert.

"But it did come in faster than what was predicted, and worse than what was predicted," said Marshall

read whole story here.

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Very interesting don`t you think, straight line winds, flash storms, fog, traffic, human error, terrorism, intoxication, bad judgement, inexperience, pressure, mental disorder, health emergency, mechanical, electrical, act of god.


Submarines sink, oil rigs, ferries, oil tankers, every sailing vessel ever built by man has sank. I wonder what Wikipedia has to say about our Northern coast....


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Hecate Strait


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hecate Strait, BC -c.jpg

Hecate Strait as delineated by BCGNIS, along with Queen Charlotte Sound and Dixon Entrance. Red dots indicate capes and points, gray text indicates island names. The international boundary between Canada and the United States follows Portland Canal to "Point B", thence to Cape Muzon. The "A-B Line" portion of the boundary is disputed.
Hecate Strait (/ˈhɛkɪt/) (Haida language: K̲andaliig̲wii[1], also siigaay which means simply "ocean") is a wide but shallow strait between the Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands) and the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It merges with Queen Charlotte Sound to the south and Dixon Entrance to the north. About 87 miles (140 km) wide at its southern end, Hecate Strait narrows in the north to about 30 miles (48 km)[2] It is about 160 miles (260 km) in length.[3]
According to the BCGNIS, the southern boundary of Hecate Strait is defined as a line running from the southernmost point of Price Island to Cape St James on Kunghit Island, the southernmost point of Haida Gwaii. The northern boundary is a line from Rose Point, the northeastern tip of Graham Island, to Hooper Point at the north end of Stephens Island off the mainland.[2]
Hecate Strait was named by Captain George Henry Richards in 1861 or 1862 after his surveying vessel, the HMS Hecate.[2]

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 History

Hecate Strait, because it is so shallow, is especially susceptible to storms and violent weather. The Haida crossed the Hecate Strait to the mainland to plunder coastal villages to take slaves and booty. Only the Haida knew the real nature of the Strait's workings, and so could not be followed by the tribes of the mainland. Hecate Strait, therefore, was one of the main defenses of the Haida people from attack.[citation needed]

Geology

During the last Ice Age, the seafloor in this area was a wide coastal plain stretching south to the Olympic Peninsula and including what is now Queen Charlotte Sound.[4]

Flora and fauna

The strait once contained strong salmon and halibut fisheries.
Hecate Strait is one of the few locations in the world with species from the Glass Sponge class of fauna. Regions with these sponge are currently protected from damage by commercial fishing.[5]


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And this site here has a great deal of information on Hecate Strait, plus a real big map...




Remember the Queen of the North BC Ferry sinking, it too was recently equipped with the most modern navigation devices.......Nothing is risk free, nothing, here are a few scary facts about the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, from a shocking 2003 report....


250,000 dead seabirds....2,800 sea otters...250 eagles...22 killer whales(Orca)....Billions of salmon and herring eggs, and the oil is still there.....check out page 6 of the below link for even more ugly details of the Exxon Valdez spill



But you know what, in reading the PDF file below, it talks about the offshore oil and gas drilling moratorium around the Queen Charlotte islands, "Now known as HAIDA GWAII"....The way I read this report from 2003, the reason for the moratorium was risk, blowouts, oil spills, under the moratorium the same risk exists, therefor the Enbridge pipeline to Kitimat would be illegal, as there would be no way to move the oil....




But there`s more, not only can`t Enbridge proceed on the Environmental risk alone, but there`s a bigger 800lb gorilla in the room, the PDF file specifically states as per the moratorium, ownership of the offshore area was not firmly established by any party, Federal, Provincial, First Nation Aboriginal......



Well isn`t that interesting, because I recall something that Gordon Muir Campbell did not too long ago....


First Check out this PDF file here........Because I believe it`s game set and match for enbridge`s pipeline.
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Queen Charlotte Islands renamed Haida Gwaii in historic deal


B.C.'s agreement with Haida Nation includes land use, economic development

 B.C.'s Queen Charlotte Islands have officially been renamed Haida Gwaii as part of a historic reconciliation agreement between the province and the Haida Nation, Premier Gordon Campbell announced Friday in Vancouver.

The modern native name for the group of more than 150 rugged islands off the province's north coast will appear on revised provincial maps and all other official provincial documents and presentations, the premier said.

Deal spells big changes

While the name change will mean maps will have to be updated, the reconciliation agreement is expected to have more far reaching consequences for the First Nation, which has never signed a treaty with the Crown.
"After 100 years of conflict, we have set the ground for a more productive era of peace," said Haida Nation president Guujaaw in a statement released after the protocol was signed.

The agreement builds on the success of the Strategic Land Use Agreement signed between B.C. and the Haida in 2007.

It also includes $10 million for the Haida to buy out forest tenures on the islands and revenue-sharing on future resource development in the region.
The pristine islands are in the centre of B.C.'s vast offshore oil and gas fields, but development of those reserves remains under a federal moratorium.

The deal is the second such agreement announced in as many days that establishes shared decision-making on land use and economic development opportunities between the province and B.C.'s First Nations.
On Thursday, the province signed a similar reconciliation deal with six other coastal First Nations.

 Read more  here .


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Well, the way I read that file, the offshore oil n gas exploration moratorium reads in in such a way that supertankers full of crude would violate the moratorium, and the biggy, not only did the Province sign a deal with the Haida Nation, the Haida had their land put in their name, ....Haida Gwaii....


Possession is 9/10`s of the law, not to mention having it re-named after you, including very recent map name changes....


That`s ownership of the land, plus the moratorium.....

Think about this, Enbridge is in a process of securing support, easement, permissions, Enbridge is working the wrong end, the opposite end of the process,  it`s completely dishonest if not illegal to secure private approval when they can`t satisfy the most basic hurdles..

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Nuclear sub narrowly avoids collision with freighter off B.C. coast: report

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Look, there`s a near collision with a nuclear submarine, Enbridge can`t get past the moratorium, First Nations and money backed enviro groups should file an injunction on that ground alone, for it really is that simple, Enbridge can`t satisfy the moratorium, the very basics, risk versus disaster.....Therefore the courts can shut down this project now.

Let me put it another way, .........a builder sells 300 condos on spec, the builders arranges and signs contracts to buy labour, wood, cement, contractors, carpets. window washers, the builder arranges garbage pick up, water service, electrical connection to the grid, the builder arranges everything but...


But the land is not suitable and zoning would never happen, that`s exactly what Enbridge is doing.


The project itself including the Federal Environmental review can`t be allowed to go forward, it violates the law.


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On the 7th Day of Christmas the Liberals Gave to B.C.

On the 7th day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C.........

A solicitor General involved in multiple land fraud controversies.....

On the 8th day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to BC....



A Liberal MLA  Jane  Thorthwaite who admitted drunk driving but was let free by a special Liberal appointeeeeeeeee.....


On the 9th Day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C...




A Speedy John Von Dongen who endangered the  public driving like a monkeeeee.


On the 10th day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C.....



Kash Heed and Barinder Sall who committed election fraud but were freed by another Liberal Appointeeeeee...


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On the 5th Day of Christmas the Liberals Gave to B.C.

On the 5th day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C........

Five Golden severance packages and double dip pensions....

On the 6th day of Christmas the BC Liberals gave to B.C....


A Golden Ears bridge that loses $millions   and millions   annually...


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No to Enbridge, Christmas Baby Edition

Boy oh boy, I feel`s like a birthday-Christmas combined, the story speaks for itself..

_This is British Columbia, sends the picture(below link) to the world, BC could generate  $billions in tourism dollars, all the spin-off money, when the world`s rivers, streams and coastlines are poisoned where will the wealthy nature loving tourists go, they`ll come to Super Natural British Columbia, if the new BC tourism board was on their game they would be advertising BC`s nature, like the birth of number 89.......

Where Enbridge would deliver BC next to nothing, $131 million over 15 years....$14.4 million dollars a year for rolling the dice.
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New baby whale joins pod off Pacific coast



"We are really pleased to have another calf in the population," said administration wildlife biologist Brad Hanson.
"The numbers are slowly creeping up, but they're still a concern. They can drop back down just by losing a couple of animals."

The new calf is the third born in 2011 and brings the population in the three pods, which cruise the coast of southern Vancouver Island and Washington State, to 89 animals.

However, mortality rates for calves can be up to 50 per cent, so everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that the J-Pod calf, known as J-48, will make it through the winter

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/baby+whale+joins+Pacific+coast/5895565/story.html#ixzz1hFF1DO3t
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89 Orca whales in the Southern pod, that`s it, not 6000 , not 1500 hundred, 89 Orca.....How`s that for a margin of error, one big mistake and it`s over, these whales are already short of food, a more and more stressed environment, what will it take, how much money, how much would you pay to bring them back when they vanish...


How dare any oil company, Province or Nation even ask British Columbia to risk our coast.

And in thinking about something Mr. K recently mentioned, there really is no point in arguing with Enbridge, no argument would suffice, you could put a 1000 studies with the opinion of a 1000 scientists, biologists,and fishery marine specialists all citing the inevitable ecological disaster and Enbridge would still swear on a bible that they were wrong...


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Tar Sand Devils, Christmas Edition

 Well this story sure was a welcome surprise, Stephen Harper and his Oil Mafia have been pushing real hard......

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"Breaking` Secret report from  Environment Canada"





http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Secret+Environment+Canada+presentation+warns+oilsands+impact+habitat/5894992/story.html
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The Story is a must read, I mentioned how hard the oil whores have been pushing pipelines and tankers and I`m sure you`ve noticed that we`ve  been pushing back hard too...

I hope you realize the importance of this "Secret" report.......I`m thrilled,  I,   No, make that we have been busting our asses kicking back and it seemed for every story we enviros wrote on the tar sand habitat destruction at least  five pro-oil Government spin jobs were fired back at us...

Environment Canada, this damning report won`t stop Alberta and the battle is early but it might get them to pause, although I do have grave worries about Environment Canada, Stephen Harper was coming at them with a sharp knife and was preparing to neuter them and I suspect this "secret report" was leaked before the Haperites buried it in the dust bin of denial....

Vengeance is thee and I fear with Stephen Harper Environment Canada will bleed..

But for now I`m grateful some still possess courage...


Enjoy your candy canes and turkey dinner, watch the children play and laugh, take a picture don`t be shy, say cheese and remember to smile no matter what your wife thinks is your style, a tip of good cheer,  spend time with good company and friends you hold dear....

My gift was just delivered by Environment Canada and I just put it under the Christmas tree.


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