Wednesday 9th February 2022

Once again, this morning I watched the “ugly three” ministers on the Freedom Convoy 2022.  I do not man that they are facially ugly but their attitudes most definitely are.

Their common theme today was that all these demonstrations are breaking the law.   Ok, just which law has been enacted by the federal “government” to allow coercive mandates to be imposed in complete contradiction to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

BILL BLAIR, the Butcher of Toronto.  The man who controlled the most aggressively brutal police forces during the G20 meeting in Toronto. No one will ever forget that female enforcement officer’s feral look on her face as she battered a peaceful protester. Nor will we forget the sight of a small circle of Canadians sitting peacefully singing Oh Canada right before the tear gas was fired and the circle attacked viciously and dragged away to detention. How many protesters were assaulted by your glorious police sworn to serve and protect the people?  Thanks Bill.   Your attitude towards lawful actions speaks clearly in your past actions, and the look on your face today was clear that you haven’t forgotten and ……

MARCO MENDICINO:

Your ability to avoid answering the questions while repeating ad nauseum that the “unlawful” protests were under control is amazing.  Clearly the control belongs to the truckers, not the massed police forces.  You can increase the police and it will not alter that determination of the truckers to get back the FREEDOM taken away by illegal and coercive mandates. Perhaps it is time for you to acknowledge that the people of Canada mostly realise that FREEDOM is important and are beginning to understand that they have lost theirs.

“No one is above the law”   Really?  

The criminal code is not the law?

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms part of the Constitution Act 1982 is not the law?  

When the government of Canada recognizes that they too must abide by the law of the land instead of the law according to Trudeau they will have the right to claim that we are a democracy (that’s a joke now) with a rule of law.  Until then be careful what you say.

OMAR ALGHABRA:

Your mandates in the federally controlled sections in the transportation industry are the cause of this truckers FREEDOM Convoy.  My employer in the marine sector was obliged by you to attempt to coerce me into taking an untested, unapproved jab I did not and still do not want. They however recognized that I have the right to not accept this coercion but I must be tested before I perform shifts.  Being in BC I have to pay for all tests  (including the rapid tests being given away in other jurisdictions like boxes of candy on Halloween). 

The answer to this whole glorious absolutely Canadian mess is so simple but the three of you are so terrified of losing your cushy jobs by offending his pharmaceutical majesty Trudeau, that you will not acknowledge it.

Remove the illegal coercive mandates and within hours the problem will be solved.

By listening to the millions of supporters all over Canada for these truckers asking for FREEDOM from mandates that tell them ‘get jabbed or lose their job’, you will end the Canadian portion of this now worldwide protest.  Somehow, I believe you will find support from your Liberal comrades in your caucus.   By the way if you doubt what I say forget about massive foreign donations and realise that Canadians have raised more money in less time for these Truckers than the Liberal party could hope for this year.

What we all want is for the truck drivers to get back to work, for illegal coercive mandate to be done and gone, for Trudeau’s antifa to go back into hiding again, and for Canada to open up again and acknowledge that flu season is still upon us and we have survived them before and will again.

For Canada’s sake wake up and act for us all for a change.

Jeremy Arney

Victoria BC

250-216-5400

Ottawa’s state of emergency

From Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa, Ontario  Canada

“We will always defend the right of citizens to assemble in peaceful protest, but what we have seen over the past four days is indefensible…The catalogue of outrages is long, well-documented and, frankly, appalling: flying swastikas and confederate battle flags; desecrating memorials to our veterans and to national hero Terry Fox; stealing food from the homeless; and threatening local residents and businesses.

“Whatever legitimacy this ‘protest’ may have had has been squandered by these images being beamed out of Ottawa.”

Yes Mr. Mayor, but who is actually doing these things?  Could it be a small fringe of Trudeau’s Antifa mob of thugs?   I mean they have been known to do this sort of thing before; leaving a roll-on roll-off bin filled with rocks right among the trucks…clearly a move practiced before in BLM etc., events, and a ready supply of missiles for them to throw, but this time there were too many cameras pointed at them.  I am curious to know which police officer(s) allowed this bin to be placed there and which detachment (s)he (they) belonged to.  Most likely the RCMP, or perhaps the OPP.

As for stealing food from the homeless, wake up!!  there are tables, even flat bed trucks set up with food and it is being gladly given to the hungry and homeless ie  those from whom you accuse them of stealing.  Perhaps someone has misled you on the difference between stealing and donating, and perhaps there should not be any homeless and hungry in Canada’s national capital specially in a cold winter.

So then your other suggestions of misdoings fall under the same description of really?   You have proof it was truckers not Trudeau’s antifa buddies?   I know it sounds better if you can give these reasons for your declaration of an emergency but it looks very wishy-washy to me.

It really is time you watched yourself on some of these interviews you have given to CBC to see how ridiculous you appear to be.  Even the CBC could do nothing to clean up your image of a man out of his depth clearly wanting someone to step in and help him.

For instance, why did you leave it to a private citizen to get an injunction against the horns? Never thought of it eh?  I know I am not there but I have seen no images of any trucks flying either a swastika or confederate flag, perhaps you could point me to a site where I can see them?    I am sure if it was true it would have been all over Trudeau’s Covid Broadcasting Corporation’s news programs with appropriate condemnation, and yet I saw nothing there.

As you sleep in your nice warm bed do you give a thought to those who only want their freedom back sleeping in cold bunks in their trucks because you are stealing their diesel?   Thought not as you only want them gone and are not interested in setting up a meeting with anyone who can give them back what they want but that has been stolen….FREEDOM,  and really is that too much to ask for even in the fractured Canada of today?

Open letter to Omar Alghabra

To the current Minister of Transport for Canada and the Queen.

On 3rd November of last year, I wrote to you asking several questions about both The Constitution Act of 1982 and the repeal of that act; the criminal code re coercion into taking an unproven, not yet tested for long term effects toxic jab.

I am not surprised that I have not heard from you as silence is your best defense for illegal and irresponsible actions against a selective portion of the transportation industry.

Since your colleague the Minister of Labour is coming to your rescue with some overreaching regulations under Part 11 of the Labour Act, again aimed at specific targets within the federal jurisdiction but excluding some 200,00 federal employees according to the deputy PM,

“Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland Wednesday detailed a vaccination program for federal employees exempting over 200,000 workers without mandating immunization proof.”  CANADIAN NEWS Oct 7, 2021 

 I wrote to him on 4th January asking for clarification, and no I haven’t heard from him either.

But to the situation in which your federal ministry of transport now find itself regarding transportation and the supply chain.

For you information I have been involved with transportation sine 1973 in one form or another – mostly as an over the road long haul driver travelling between Canada and the USA.  I am acutely aware of the importance of moving products of all kinds to their destination safely and on time.  One of the main reasons I stopped was the increasing regulations making it very hard to conform to this ideal of safety and on time. Petty regulations and high fines were a reality I had no inclination to encounter.

Crossing the border has never been easy with all the paper work involved, but now you are demanding that all drivers be fully vaccinated or self-isolate between trips.   Perhaps you are not aware that most drivers are alone in their cabs for 20 hours a day, and only leave their cabs for necessary breaks and fuel.  Sitting a home for 10 days at the end of each trip not only reduces the movement of goods but also makes driving unaffordable. Each 5 day trip would require 10 days of sitting at home !!!  Perhaps you are not aware that there is already a shortage of drivers without you making 25% of those left sitting at home for no reasons other than sheer bloody mindedness!

But the overriding aspect that the CBC finally acknowledged today that this Freedom Convoy of truckers heading your way, is not about icy roads, (whoever heard of such nonsense – icy roads are a fact of Canadian winter) but about something that used to be really important to Canadians.  It is called Freedom.   This is not a word used in Ottawa anymore because your leader only believes in freedom for corporate profiteering.

I heard today that you claimed the truckers had been given plenty of warning about this yet another illegal mandate of yours so the fault lies with them and not you.  How can you sleep at night with this attitude? Who gave you the right to demand that anyone should hand over control of their body to you are anyone else? 

Your government will, I am sure, blame everyone but yourselves when the crunch comes and the grocery stores are almost empty, gas shortages are everyday events and unemployment skyrockets.  You will have no answers because you are bereft of ideas that do not originate with your heroes the Economic Forum, Fauci, Pfizer and Gates.

You have bought this upon yourself, and I feel no sympathy with anyone but the unwitting Canadians who were foolish enough to believe the Emperor’s new clothes scam.

Enjoy the convoy when it arrives and hopefully you will have the courage to meet with them.

Jeremy Arney

 

 

More dumb stuff from a Montreal school teacher

It is astonishing to me how far Canada has fallen under the evil spell of Fauci/Gates money and propaganda and the remarkable gullibility of one Trudeau 11.

The truth often evades being recognized due to its utter incredibility  Pericles?

We have a middle aged school teacher in the art of acting from a school in Montreal, professing to be a feminist and actually a practicing prostitute saying and doing things that no rational man would or even should say or do.

This farcical feminist freak from Montreal has the nerve to call me a racist, misogynistic, extremist who doesn’t believe in science based on the fact that I don’t want to have an untested, unapproved by any reputable body, toxic concoction injected into my body. I accept that others do not agree with me and they want to be part of this experiment for whatever reason and that is their right and I acknowledge and respect that. As far as real science is concerned it has always been open to interpretation, ie both sides of a scientific idea examine and maybe even argue all sides until a consensus is reached and theory proved or disproved – people didn’t fall off the flat earth so maybe it is not flat ! Science is not an economical proposal with enormous financial profits to specific sections (including the political leaders of the world) of a ludicrous idea with all opposition being violently squashed worldwide, and coercion the general practice of the day.  That, drama teacher, is not science; it is criminal acts against the people of the world, and you are in it up to your neck.  Don’t you dare make those accusations against me when you have no idea who or what I am, nor where I have been and are making those judgments, as you make almost all others, based not on real facts but for money in your pocket and at the demands of your puppet masters.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.   Marcus Aurelius

Right from the start of this propaganda circus this ‘actor’ has been there telling lies and preparing Canadians for a “Build Back Better” future; remember two weeks to flatten the curve?  How well did that work out? Then the introduction of a “lifesaving” injection which will end the problem immediately, again how well did that work out?   Here we are heading almost into the third year and I just had a positive test (mandated by this school teacher’s minions) for covid something or another when all I actually have is a common cold. Can anyone remember a time in history when a common cold was a reason for self-isolation. Good grief.

“If [fear of disease] justifies the suspension of liberties and the institution of an emergency state, then freedom and the rule of law will be permanently suspended.”    ACLU

There are two basic forms of con, financial (greed) or fear (loss of freedoms or even life)   This current world wide one is motivated by greed and based on fear and just like the old story of the Emperor’s new clothes the people of Canada ( and other nations too it must be said but I am not concerned with them particularly) were too scared to be thought idiots so they became idiots. Regretfully the kids who could see that the teacher was naked are either not in school, or punch drunk from being jabbed or kept busy on smartphones or tablets playing games which make them idiots too.  My son has told me that these are their new toys, but the toys of my day were at least thought provoking or manually challenging not button pressing dopamine releasers.

It is times like this when as an old man who does not fear dying, I am almost ready to do just that, but I have children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who are being affected by the actions of greedy, power-hungry men – and yes the odd woman in there too – without inhibitions or conscience.  Though I might be able to do little to stop them at least I will be able to say I tried to wake up those happily sleeping through a nightmare.

“When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.” – C.S. Lewis

Jeremy

What if

WHAT IF?

What if this covid thing really is a gigantic Hoax?

Dr Death Fauci has been here before with his mythical HIV hoax. That virus was never identified, and the real cause of deaths amongst gay men was attributed in reality to other causes than exchange of bodily fluids.  That main body fluid was semen and if that was the cause why are we still doing it safely to produce babies without causing HIV or aids. 

Records from the time show that the gay men of that era were malnourished, heavy drug users including toxic “poppers” to heighten their sexual experiences. Their premature deaths were inevitable. These are not superstitions but history.

Along comes Dr Death using a classic well-developed system of creating fear and panic and announced that there was a transmittable virus which he named HIV which led to AIDS and death.  This time he aimed his tactics at a relatively small group and it worked so well that when he introduced AZT as the “cure” it weas taken with no regard for the toxic contents and more gays died from AZT than AIDS.   Typical that the real cause of deaths was self-inflicted abuse of gay bodies not a mythical virus, but it did manage to spread around the globe’s gay communities and the big pharma’s AZT was the wealth causing answer, still prescribed today by the way for some advanced cancer patients..

But the experiment worked and as a trial it was, I suppose, successful.  Maybe if only to prove Goebel’s statement at Nuremberg but also to create the space for profit for some.

From the Nurnberg Trial; (1945) Herman Goering to the questions “How did you convince the German people to accept all this” he replied “ It was easy and had nothing to do with Nazism,. The only thing a government needs to turn people into slaves is fear. If you can find something to scare them you can make them do anything you want”

Sound familiar?

So, is this hoax #2?

To this day, I do not believe anyone, anywhere has managed to isolate and fully describe this so called Covid-19 virus.  Moving propaganda machinery into high gear was not hard because the media, particularly CBC here in Canada ( a so called public broadcaster surviving on corporate ads), was complicit, and still is every day, ad nauseum, in the promotion of fear and panic over a nonexistent virus and a vaccination that is not a vaccination.  Propaganda is their specialty now.  Deaths were and still are attributed to Covid19 being factually incorrect didn’t matter because that would not have the desired effect of creating panic. Every year flu kills thousands who have additional health problems and yet no big deal is made of it and the yearly flu shot is as useless as ever because flu itself only aggravates other conditions.   Strange how there have been zero flu deaths for 18 months or so.

But this time world governments, or most of them, bought the propaganda, fell into line and shut down the world’s economy by lockdowns, isolation and closure of almost all small private or family businesses.  Of course, Walmart, Amazon, Costco, Save on Foods etc., remained open for increased profits.

Next comes the modern version of the toxic AZT for HIV, a series of injections not fully tested for any short term or more especially long-term affects called” vaccinations”.

From the Canadian Oxford dictionary:

 vaccine:  an antigenic preparation used to stimulate the production of antibodies and procure immunity from one or more diseases”.

None of this current multitude of emergency approved jabs does this. They all say the jab receiver can still get this mythical virus as well as the variations Fauci has manufactured the same way.  Indeed, they are pushing a minimal of two jabs and now who knows how many boosters will be required in any given year.  If no immunity is acquired after one jab will 20 make any difference?

How many recipients of these jabs have asked the jabber what is actually in the jab and what it will do to and for them?   Not one person I have talked to has asked that question but simply rolled up their sleeve and accepted this chemical cocktail because their “truthful” politicians ,media, sold out healthcare systems, Dr Death Fauci and Bill Gates told them to do so.  (See Goering’s answer above)

OH boy ! 

We all know this but how do we square it with what we hear daily? 

What I do know is that as I refuse to be part of this untested medical experiment, trusting in my immune system to continue to protect me from colds and flu, I will no longer be welcome at family events as a risk to “compromised” members (when in reality they are more at risk from the jabbed than from I); my men’s team is split on when and if we can meet in person again for the same reason and I understand I will be classified eventually as a domestic terrorist, in fact that has already been floated in the USA.  In reality I am an old man in good health and sound enough of mind to question that which way too many seem to accept blindly, and my biggest fear is that before too long instead of being the oldest in my family I will be the youngest.

How will the world’s politicians square their actions when this whole thing backfires on them?  Oh, they will pass the buck for sure saying they were misled or some such nonsense, but they won’t care as they have already received their rewards as have the medical doctors and of course big pharma.

One other thing in Canada is becoming clearer by the day: our Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights and Freedoms are just scraps of useless paper now completely disregarded by those who are making the rules for big corporations.  Coercion is happening in political parties (Ford in Ontario), employers (City of Toronto) and soon how many others?  Actually today (20 August 2021) Trudeau even said that without being jabbed we can not fly or travel by train.

The winners in this whole thing are the rats, mice and guineapigs which did not have to take this toxic jab before humans which will no doubt open the door for their release. For the first time in history, humans can and are willingly acting as their own guineapigs.

“The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself” Robert Ingersoll

Are Peace and Health a possibility in Canada anymore?

Jeremy

What now Trudeau

          Is Justin Trudeau for the people of Canada or for the big corporations?

From Natural News

“Bill Gates admits that 700,000 people will be harmed or killed by his coronavirus vacines

 

Sunday, May 17, 2020 by: Ethan Huff

Bill Gates also says flu vaccines do not work for older people

During this same interview, Gates admitted something that we, too, have reported on: that influenza vaccines are pretty much useless in older people.

Though supposedly high-risk seniors are pushed to get their flu shots annually, Gates confessed to the fact that this yearly ritual does nothing to protect them against the flu.

“The efficacy of vaccines in older people is always a huge challenge,” Gates stated. “It turns out the flu vaccine isn’t that effective in elderly people.”

“And that actual decision of, ok, let’s go and give this vaccine to the entire world, governments will have to be involved because there will be some risk and indemnification needed.”

“The side effect of treason is lead poisoning or rope burn, but not usually both,” joked one Big League Politics commenter in reference to Bill Gates.

John the Baptist paved the way for Jesus,” wrote another. “Bill Gates is paving the way for the antichrist.”

And yet:

“Canada is sending nearly $800 million to an GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, an organization founded by Bill Gates that works with the WHO to provide universal access to vaccines, and the the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, an organization created by the WHO

According to a press release from the office of Canadian Minister of International Development Karina Gould, the money will come in one payment of $600 million, followed by a promised $47.5 million over the next four years.”

That is to say, $600 million now and almost $ 12 million a year for 4 years.  Is this a Prime Ministerial executive order in response to incessant lobbying or has it been voted on in our makeshift parliament?   In either case it is shutting the barn door after the horses are gone, and please tell me that this will not be financed by the Bank of Canada.

That is a lot of money that could be spent on Canadians such as the First Nations, Inuit and Metis reservations to give them drinkable water, or nationalizing seniors’ homes to provide first class care instead of the current scrimping and saving by private corporations trying to make an enormous profit on the cheap; or money for the CMHA to provide for the homeless, or hospital beds for the sick without enough insurance, or maybe there could be some tax relief for the working poor instead of massive cuts for the very wealthy and big business, thereby giving back to the taxpayers instead of pandering to the tax dodgers who thrive by using off shore tax havens.  It would be interesting to know just how much tax Gates’s companies Microsoft, Bayer (Monsanto) and his obvious interest in big pharma companies who produce these toxic vaccinations are paying into Canada’s treasury. Good luck in finding out!  Perhaps, and most likely, GAVI even claims charity status!

It is interesting that 80 years after it was created to help Canada out of the depression of the 1930s era, fully pay for our part in WW2, create the St Lawrence Seaway, our health program and old age pension among such things as roads, bridges, hospitals and schools, the Bank of Canada finally after 46 years in the wilderness simply as an inflation watchdog, has been resuscitated by the son of the man who switched it off.   But even then, there is a reason which is only partially to help Canada and its provinces and that reason is to help big corporations by purchasing their bonds! Where, I ask, in the Bank of Canada Act, or in its mandate does this get covered? Big corporations with their huge profits over the years and their ability to raise money through the stock markets, or borrowing from their friendly private banks, are now able to take advantage of the Bank of Canada’s lower rate of interest. If ever there was any further evidence needed that Canada is not a democracy but a corpocracy this must be it.  We, as Canadians, own the Bank of Canada, not the IMF, BIS or World bank and their member private central banks.   When will we see an end to the multitude of lobbyists who bargain for such advantages? And worst yet get them whilst you and I can’t even get a letter in response to our letters to Ministers or even most MPs.   Something is still very wrong and getting worse. If you have money for lobbyists to get almost anything you want while most Canadians are stricken by debt with less and less relief in sight, then we know something is way out of wack.  The choice of rent or food should never happen in a country such as Canada and yet for the vast majority of Canadians it does.   But we have to give largess to the fat “for-profit” corporations even in times such as these. I would like to think that the constant demand by the Canadian Action Party has had something to do with this, but I am aware enough to know it is strictly to pacify the big “for-profit” and any cost corporations.

The disaster called the conservative party of Canada is trying to find a leader and talk of Stephen Harper being called back seems as ridiculous as it sounds.  After all, he is already calling for smaller government when he increased the number of MPs by 30 and then tried very hard to take away the right of thousands of Canadians to vote! Surely we need that just as we need holes in our heads. By the way, the current crop seems to want a smaller deficit yet more money for their hard-hit constituents…Some things never change.

More than ever now is the time when Canada needs a hero and I see no sign of one on the horizon.  What I see instead is panic and pandemonium, ever-increasing national debt and ever-increasing anger, fear and distrust between Canadians.

Be safe…..

Jeremy

PS. Every year thousands of people die from complications with the regular old flu and I wonder how many of these “flu” deaths have been classified as COVID to help pad the figures.  If none, then I wonder how many more have died from the regular old flu and e simply not hearing about them?

Teck Mining and their Northern Alberta Pullout.

Much to my relief I heard that The CEO of Teck Mining had come to his senses and decided not to invest any more money in a huge proposed mine in Northern Alberta.

Never mind the environmental impact of such a mine two questions I have to ask of Jason Kenney if he would listen, but he will not as he is too angry with the Federal Government to be coherent.

  1. How long would it take for this mine to make a profit when the current price for bitumen is less than $20 per barrel and that does not take into consideration the cost of shipping to the USA.

“Condensate, a type of light oil often used to dilute bitumen, was selling for about US$63 per barrel in Edmonton on Thursday, which means the bitumen part of a WCS barrel composed of 30 to 40 per cent diluent was actually fetching between negative 11 cents US and negative 28 cents US per barrel”  .Jason Franson/The Canadian Press2

2 How will Teck get that DILBIT to market if the current and future pipelines will be plugged with the existing production? 

The upshot to me is that bitumen is already overpriced because of the cost of transportation and refining into a product that could loosely be called oil, and thus any company investing in such production really must be desparate to find tax write-offs or for federal and provincial handouts in order to profit.

In today’s climate of concern about the environment one has to wonder what goes on in the mind of anyone seriously considering such a venture and more importantly the mind of a political leader who banks on that craziness for his own success. Kenney has clearly shown that the laws do not apply to him as open blackmail of BC is in his pocket ready to be used, and it is everyone else’s fault that Alberta finds itself in the current financial predicament. It was not the NDP as much as the conservative governments since Peter Lougheed that have failed the people of Alberta, and blustering as Kenney does will not solve the problem.  Look at the people of Alberta; a resilient bunch of people who have been conned into thinking that oil and bitumen is all they have. 

 Really?

Not the Alberta I lived and worked in in the 70s And 80s.

Scheer’s statements in the House of Commons on the radical activists shutting down investment in Canada is of course typical Conservative smoke screen to hide the fact that Harper hamstrung Alberta and probably Saskatchewan as well with his “all eggs in one basket” approach to the economy for Canada. The fall in real oil prices did not help bitumen either and now there is so much interchange in our media calling bitumen oil (such a fictitious an untrue thing to do)

 

Jeremy

The state of justice in the USA

And a little now in Canada

Well, Friday 31st January 2020 confirmed what most of us think about the state of justice in the USA.

If you are black person specially or for that matter any person of colour (other than orange that is) and you are lucky enough not to be shot by the police simply because you are black and they feel it their duty to gun you down, you cannot expect a fair trial.  Your colour will always be a prejudice against you and you will most likely go to jail whether or not you are guilty of even a simple perceived traffic violation.

If on the other hand you are what Bill Maher described as an angry orangutan you will not even receive a proper trial; because in your case there will be no witnesses called at your trial and your obedient republican members of the senate – minus one –  (in spite of their oaths, which clearly meant nothing, to conduct a fair trial) will render a partisan verdict of not guilty.  The interest and support of the US constitution has been abandoned in favour of a man of prejudice, bigotry and white supremist beliefs who delighted in ordering and boasted about the killing of a man on a peace mission bringing us to the very brink of WW3. Peace in the middle east is not in the interest of either the USA (money) or Israel (lust for power and land), and so any real peace maker had to be gunned down.

Justice demands a fair trial because no man/woman should be above the law, and a fair trial must include witnesses from both sides. Since this was refused then one has to assume that this president of the USA is above the law (so much for their vaunted constitution), or that a fair trial could not and would not be held in this case to prevent impeachment of someone whose desire for personal success is paramount and everyone else is just a utensil.

The not guilty verdict unleashed a barrage of ugly tweets from a somewhat deranged person, followed last week with the presidential pardon of some serious criminals just like him.  I think it is a fairly safe bet that Roger Stone will only serve a few days in jail if at all.

The home of “the brave and free” is now blessed by a devilish reality show host, not some form of mythical god and unless the good people of the USA do something about it they will suffer for many years of agony.

Albert Einstein:

“The world is a dangerous place not because of evil people, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

Now regretfully there is an unhealthy discussion here in Canada too, what else can you expect from Canada’s version of the republican party, concerning “whiteman’s law” and the original peoples’ law long preceding the Magna Carta.  Some how we are arrogant enough to think our modern version is better.

What will it take to get us all to accept that we are all human beings regardless of our skin colour, religious beliefs, orientation, or desire to just live in peace; just let our national pride out when we play games against each other.  Would that be too much to ask?

Jeremy

Alberta and Saskatchewan unhappy again

“Wexit”  !

 

Alberta and Saskatchewan are talking about leaving confederation because they do not agree with social governments, preferring instead austerity for the people and handouts for the corporations which are destroying our earth. Ok, that is their choice as it was the choice of Canadians outside those two provinces to reject that notion.  They seem to feel a sense of alienation when could it be that what they are mad about is that Canadians as a whole don’t think like them; that is to say Alberta and Saskatchewan are the breadbaskets and lubrication provinces that hold the country together financially and should be bowed down to and given everything they desire. Really? Would that have happened under a Scheer government? Yeah, right!  His American side would be clearly in lockstep with Trumpian non-values.

What on the face of it seems like a spoiled brat or two crying and stamping their feet in order to get mommy’s attention actually shows how little Alberta and Saskatchewan have really thought this through.  Alberta is mad because that province has squandered what it had that was created by Peter Lougheed many years ago which was a model for Norway’s fantastic financial situation; and now after years of terrible conservative manipulation in that province, they are in essence broke and landlocked. Instead of reaping the rewards of careful husbandry of their main resource they are now “sans” the Heritage Fund advantage and stuck with a one market product they call oil, which is in fact bitumen.  As long as they call it oil their heads are stuck in the sand from which the bitumen is taken.  One market you ask? Well yes according to the FTA and then NAFTA we can increase our percentage of production of any petroleum export to the USA to 100% but we cannot reduce it at all. Article 605 of NAFTA.

We hear from media and politicians that there are new markets waiting for the bitumen but never are they described.  Notley, Kenney, Freeland, Trudeau, Carr to mention just a few have not been able to give me the name of even one refinery in any new destination country that is wanting this Alberta goop.  So naturally, the question arises: why the TMX expansion if not just another way to ship to the USA?  Meanwhile, Jay Inslee, the Governor of Washington State, is as concerned about the possibility of an accident in Georgie or Juan da Fuca straights and the resulting toxic gases release into the local winds as are we on southern Vancouver Island.

Incidentally in this as yet un-ratified USMCA investment deal there is a segment ( Article 32.10) on other investment (trade deals) entered into by one country without including the other two will make USMCA null and void.   How does the US talking a new trade deal with China fit with this? Yet our weak-kneed corporate government will ratify it anyway.

Is the assumption that BC will automatically leave Canada with an arch-enemy? After all, we are under legislated threat of having Alberta cut us off from oil and gas supply.  They want to destroy our interior with clumps of bitumen and toxic gases when the TMX  pipe ruptures and of course the Stampeders always beat up on the Lions, so are we really expected to roll over and join them in their foolishness.   BC, on the other hand, could leave Canada and be completely self-sustaining.  Actually, though, the problem is more complex when you consider the First Nations treaties with Canada, and BC having signed on to the UNDRIP makes it even more complicated.  For some reason, Alberta and Canada have not so signed, presumably because such a signature would hamper the ability to trample on First Nations’ rights.

But what would leaving Canada actually achieve? Both provinces would still be landlocked, and while they could still export grain, wheat, beef, pork etc., it would be through foreign ports, probably charging more with maybe even import/export duties charged, and what would happen to the people of those two provinces about the OAS and CPP, not to mention healthcare? The rest of Canada being the generous people they are would graciously honour the current recipients, but for the rest of you?  The youth of both provinces would not be happy about that now would they?

So back to the discontent within Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Granny used to say “put all your eggs in one basket and if you fall you most likely will not have any eggs”. Well you two, it seems you have fallen and now have not one representative in the federal government between you.  IF this country was a democracy that would not really matter much as your representatives (MPs) would have a voice, but much to the chagrin of many, many Canadians we are not a democracy and there is virtually no representation on behalf of the people in our House of Commons anyway.

The Alberta in which I lived and worked for many years was a relatively happy, friendly and welcoming place. Now after years of conservative rule both provincially and federally the whole picture has changed to where redneck, bigoted, anti-immigration, and yellow-vested supremacists are well represented by the likes of Kenney whose intended austerity measures (anticipated by me anyway) were held back in a budget not delivered until after the federal election. Anyone really surprised by that?

What Canada sorely lacks is love and compassion for each other no matter who or what.  Yes, there are some who have an abundance of both but ……

 

Jeremy

Canadian Election of October 2019

The day before Voting Day

What a boring, nasty election full of innuendos, accusations and falsehoods, and very little in the way of substantive ideas.  This was not about MPs so much as about the leader of the country. CBC, instead of promoting democracy, furthered the concept of a leader being elected in all 338 ridings. Only in Canada eh? pity.

The spectre of a coalition government has not appeared in Canadian political history until now and has been blown out of all proportion.

Yes the Liberals, NDP and Bloq foolishly announced that they would vote together to defeat Harper’s minority government in a non-confidence vote and form an alliance, not a coalition, to run government which resulted in Harper proroguing government to avoid that situation. An alliance is not a coalition. Remember what he said in the house, prior to proroguing, about what any alliance with a separatist party would do for constitutionality? Typically, he raised the idea again that a party interested almost entirely in what was/is good for Quebec had to be separatist, and that is typical of all western blockheads’ thinking.

Now we have his minion Andrew Sheer (another western blockhead) raising the spectre of a Liberal- NDP coalition because the NDP have flatly ruled out any chance of working with a conservative minority and even though the Liberals have not agreed to the Scheer proposed coalition accusation.  The NDP raised the possibility of a coalition with the Liberals and of course, Scheer jumped all over that as fact in another form of smear tactic against Trudeau.   Typical.

What we have here are two young males still in political short pants (so to speak), one of whom has made some serious mistakes in the last 4 years, and the other who was perhaps the worst Speaker in our History.   One tries to tell us what he has done well, and how he wants to do more, and the other ignores the climate and our aboriginal people, but pours scorn and hate on his rival.  Between them there is obviously no love and perhaps no respect.  One warns of the other and the usual conservative tactics of less tax for the wealthy corporations and more for the people along with service cuts, while the other slams, curses and personally attacks the other.   Children! Grow up damn it!

I listened to one speech, how typical I don’t know as I try to avoid most of them lately, in which Scheer raised the spectacle of Diefenbaker and Mulroney as two shining examples of Conservative PMs.  Wow.   Yes, the Deief gave us the Bill of Rights, but he also cancelled the Avro Arrow once the impossible was accomplished and how much money did we spend on that wonderful plane?   Not sure what the symbolism was meant to be here, maybe that our success is not acceptable south of the border and their discontent must be appeased; so, is that a clue about Scheer?  With Mulroney everything is much clearer.  He gave what was left of our sovereignty to the USA through FTA and blew the national debt up from approx. $93 billion to approx. $440 billion before he gave over power to Campbell.  Another shining example of a true Canadian?   Harper raised it again to just nudging under $1 trillion from approx. $515 billion to give himself a balanced operating budget. Hah!  So, the references Scheer was suggesting in relation to himself was?  

Does it appear that I have no time for Scheer? Well, that is correct. His action as Speaker over the Brad Butt affair still rankles with me and act as a guide to the man he really is as opposed to what he projects.

Does that mean that I support Trudeau? Only if that was the only alternative. His election promise being broken may well have come back to haunt him, and his actions re the first peoples are still seriously lacking.

Neither of these men has any clue what democracy might have been and will not practice it given the chance with a majority. So, the best outcome and the one that seems most likely now is a minority government with the balance of power split between three parties – if the Greens reach party status and I hope they do – and that could actually lead to better governance; that is if the lust for power can lower its ugly head for a while and if our elected representatives can actually work for both Canada and us for a change.

Oh, to be free of the corporate chains Canada.

 

Jeremy