Written by Grant G
This time of year, festivities, food, blissful blessings, giving thanks for what he have while $dollaring our way to soothing our troubled souls, yes it is that simple, fooling one`s own mind with platitudes and plankton..
Nothing to read this time of year, care nothing of the fate of the millionaires Vancouver Canuck hockey team, won`t bow to the perceived greatness of hockey, a child`s game stolen by corporations, media`s at the ready distraction, look over there the Canucks won again, lost again, dominated the front pages again and again to the point of nausea, change the player serial or uniform number and it could be any year, 1980...1997 or unfortunately, 2030...
Stories of the year, vote away, select, choose or raise your hand the story(s) have already been chosen, volunteering a mouse click keeps your membership and chains connected to the hamster wheel...
2014`s story(s) of the year, the Ottawa shooting, yea, sure it is, because Stephen Harper and the Corporate media wanted it to be.
That was the one and only happening in 2014 that gave Stephen Harper any bump in the polls, yet so many others stories flew under the radar, mystery stories, everyday someone in Canada just vanishes, never to be seen again, young white males, aboriginals and even bloggers, one day here then gone, without a trace, hundreds of Canadians just vanish from the face of the earth every year, ever wonder where they went?
For The Straight Goods and me personally there were two stories that mattered plus the end of privacy as we know it, the latter story directly connected to the first, the first is the missing plane(s)...A Boeing 777 with all the bells n whistles, GPS, black boxes, satellite links, engines that pulsed out real-time data and location every 15 minutes just vanishes, like our missing Canadians, without a trace.
I read a story
Not that story linked above.
British officials say hackers in 2015 will be able to and are planning to take complete control of your car`s computers, they`ll have the ability to cause mayhem and havoc galore and that got me to thinking, the missing Boeing 777...That`s what happened, it was hacked into and that`s the big secret airlines and Governments don`t want the public to know about, it could literally destroy the aviation industry..
Sony hacked, Target was hacked, big banks hacked, cell phones hacked, cyber attacks everywhere, how much security in a car`s computer system..Canadian Government`s computers hacked, that Boeing 777, and several other new airplanes that just vanished, I couldn`t put me finger on it as to what the industry was hiding...I believe these plane`s systems were hacked....And the industry is playing Russian Roulette by not informing the public...
Because of spying and complicit compliance by social media I....
Recently closed my Facebook page, not that I used it to socialize or find a friend(Say hello to Emma Regier, Sisters) Facebook for me was a means to post comments and place links under posted articles in the newspaper, Vancouver Sun..The Province and many other newspapers use Facebook for their comment boards..
A not so funny thing has been happening recently when on Facebook, it followed you everywhere, if you visited a website for say back pain, or appliance repairs within a day or two emails would appear, emails that promoted pain relief for sore-backs and or appliance sales, coincidences over and over again, that was bad enough, Facebook was data mining and tracking your every move....
It went further, Facebook and almost all social media sites, plus service providers caved into federal governments in the USA and Canada, they freely handed over any and all information asked of them, well, not doing anything illegal I put up with this invasion of privacy until....Until invasion of privacy turned into these social media entities silencing those who the powers at be didn`t want to be heard, at the whim of those who govern and regulate and police, and by requests of corporations.
Let me clarify, ...CKNW, a rightwing hack radio station...For years and years I battled the likes of Bill Good, Sean Leslie and other radio voices, a regular and well-known caller, in fact Bill Good at one-time described me as an all-star caller, ...Always had very pertinent and usually damaging to the BC Government information to report...4 months before the 2009 provincial election and the 2013 provincial election CKNW banned my phone calls, for political reasons, because the governing BC Liberals who spent plentiful $$$ on advertising, on CKNW, those governing BC Liberals didn`t want me to report damaging to Government information...CKNW obliged, the mighty $dollar and power trumped freedom of speech..
Over time I learned, as many others have learned that depending on what you are saying and who your words may harm freedom of speech is anything but..Persecution, prosecution, denial and SLAAP law suits follow...
Facebook comment boards, to my surprise because of me inserting links to Straight Good`s articles, links to Tyee articles, Norm Farrel articles, links to reports of oil spills, tanker spills, links to devastating articles that harm the powers at be, those powers being Governments and big oil corporations, also known as advertisers, like Kinder Morgan, CAPP, Enbridge, Suncor ....
To my surprise my Facebook comments were now blocked....Never ever said anything libelous or slanderous, never linked to holocaust denial stories or Luke Magnotta videos....My links slammed energy company`s claims, Government claims, ...So effective and damning my articles and other writer`s words be that the controlling powers asked for and received silence, muting of those truth tellers..Therefore I had no choice but to deactivate my Facebook page....
And that my friends IS the story of the year, the internet is now an open domain, Governments, police, security agencies, hackers, corporations, almost everyone is now watching and monitoring your every online move, what websites, what hours, when, how often, privacy online is fiction, ancient lore, like Dodo birds and Sabertooth tigers privacy is long-gone..
Oh how everything goes full circle, thinking back, old movies where operators physically patched you through to the other party, one phone call at a time, those operators could listen in on any call if they wished, today it is no different, the Government is listening in, their over-arching goal is not security, per se, the security Governments are concerned with protecting is their own political security, stop anyone or anything that can end their grip on power.
I mentioned two stories of the year, internet privacy, gone, now so is innocent interaction between the sexes.
In Garden Bay I cut the cablevision , in Burnaby mom still watches the propagandacasts(cablevision),....Gian Ghomeshi was an animal and deserves a severe beatdown, with luck his prison buddies will oblige, Bill Cosby, the good television doctor and the voice of Fat Albert, both with more money than god, both with ladies offering themselves in full, both deviants, both deserving hardtime behind bars, in Bill Cosby`s case he is too old and can`t spend enough time incarcerated to atone for his sins..
As a strong male presence, don`t know how to address girls anymore, can you say nice dress, like your hair cut, those with legs that don`t end, busting out on top, dresses designed to attract men`s eyes, I`m left with merely giving the other fairer sex a brief smile..
I mentioned television, the station that was airing tonight, ads for Trojan condoms, special condoms, lubrication on the inside for him and different lube on the outside for her(?)...And another real sleazy ad..This ad has a young pretty blonde girl(?)...She talks about how she may look young but she`s actually real experienced, ..Then she says..."Were 18, call us up and come play with us"....A very distasteful ad, using too young girls to entice too old men, money knows no moral high ground, I worry about saying you look nice to smartly dressed ladies while sleazy television pimps still promote heavy breathing and telephone masturbation, money knows no morality...
2014 will go down as the year we lost the last of our innocence....Because of sexual freaks like Bill Cosby and Gian Ghomeshi men like me can`t compliment beautiful ladies for all the hard work they put into to making themselves glitter and shine...We are left with generic you look nice compliments..
And as for the internet, Facebook, Twitter, all service providers have already caved into to powers that be, none of you have any online privacy anymore, your every move is tracked, every website you visit recorded, your emails read, we all are victims of data mining..
"While it is true that Bill C-13 contains several new warrants that require court approval (albeit with a lower evidentiary standard), what the government fails to acknowledge is that telecom companies and Internet providers already hand over subscriber data hundreds of times every day without court oversight. In fact, newly released data suggests that the companies have established special databases that grant law enforcement quick access to subscriber information without a warrant"
2014....Chivalry gone...innocence no more, privacy a thing of the past, all that`s left is a number and category, deeming you either friend or foe..
Fighting internet privacy bills, stopping legislation giving police or government more access..
That horse left the barn long ago, internet and spying legislation being drafted is merely legalizing what Government and corporations are already doing....Call it After-The-Fact-Legislation..
To all you gorgeous ladies out there, I might not be saying anything but I`m still thinking it, thank you for being beautifully there...And..
Stephen Harper and his Conman Party, Christy Clark and her gang of grifters...May you lying thieving corporate controlled bastards and bitches rot in hell..
The Straight Goods
Cheers Eyes Wide Open