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How much is Canada involved in this charade?

My answer to Becky's question is too much
This view generated over 67 comments on a
face book site, of which my last major one is
posted below. This will be debated in the 
Commons so prepare by visiting this site

Canadians Advocating Political Participation
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_375870667783

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject:  How much is Canada involved in this charade?

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Globalist Spin and the Syrian Unrest
Cartoonish propaganda punctuates the last leg of the "Arab Spring."
http://www.activistpost.com/2011/06/globalist-spin-and-syrian-unrest.html

Bangkok, Thailand June 9, 2011 - In January 2011, the unrest in Tunisia and Egypt took many by surprise. Amidst the confusion, the global elite and their nefarious networks of NGOs, civil society organizations, and foreign-funded, trained, and armed opposition groups were able to dislodge the governments in both nations. As similar gambits were being simultaneously triggered in Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Algeria, and Libya, the alternative press as well as networks like PressTV and Russia Today began airing the possibility that these were in fact engineered events rather than "spontaneous" uprisings.

Now half a year into the contrived "Arab Spring," entire nation-states including China are openly accusing the West of engineering unrest across the Arab world, in Pakistan, and even on Beijing's own doorstep. With Russia, India, Brazil, and China tacitly condemning the West's imperialist war against Libya, it is hardly appropriate to call the escalating mayhem an act of the "international community."

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From: John Kruithof
Subject: F-35 for Canada?

Joe,
On June 11th, I happened to be watching BBC News Dateline London where panel of commentators appeared to almost unanimously agree that reason rich Arab countries buy sophisticated, expensive weaponry is not for actually using them externally, or internally, but for "commissions" involved in transactions.  This makes it all the more important that Canada doesn't get sucked in for possibly the same reason.

John Kruithof
Ottawa South
 
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Marie Hooey
Power and Politics

This week while watching Power and Politics I couldn't resist sending off a
few emails in response to the question of the day and other comments made by
Evan Solomon.  I have been finding   over the last year that Evan's show is
like watching pulp. He trots out Tom Flanagan constantly for his far,
right-slanted, neo-con jiberrish.

There was one good moment during the election coverage when Mr. Flanagan
appeared with a RED shirt on and Evan jokingly commented on him wearing
Liberal colours.  During the commercial break Mr. Flanagan had managed to
grab a BLUE jacket to cover up with. That is about as tough as it gets on
that program or any other CBC programs.

I suppose most everyone at the CBC are afraid that if they get tough or do
any hard hitting journalism that they will lose their funding and their
jobs.  So be it.  They don't do much to educate the Canadian public that I
can see.

The controversy and question of the day was, "should Mr. Harper be going to
the hockey game in Boston."  Wow! My email on that one - "Sure Harper should
go to the game.  Hopefully he can sit with the 'green men' who are being
provided security for the game (save our dime) due to the Boston supporters
mean spirited behavious and actions perpetrated on Canuck fans during and
following game four. Hope he takes Stanley (the cat) with him."

 I later read that Harper wanted to meet the infamous 'green men'.  Maybe we
could enlist the services of the 'green men' in the legislature to stand
beside the speaker and hold up their taunting signs and cut outs. Its OK for
King Steve when the green men taunt at hockey games but not when others who
care about what is happening to their country do so.  Good on you Brigette
DePape.  You have my deepest R-E-S-P-E-C-T.  (Thanks for your post Geoffrey)

Next, Solomon went to a commercial stating the question, "are Tories
conservative enough?" Huh? I wrote in the following: "The Conservatives are
not Tories.  Most Tories would find that question very upsetting. Your
question should have asked, 'are the Alliance/Reform conservative enough?
That would have been more fitting for the following interview/discussion you
had with Preston Manning."  I did notice that Mr. Solomon did say the word
"Alliance" the next day on his show.

The last one was a discussion on Conservative values. I wrote, "Conservative
values?  The Conservatives have NO values.  They only thirst for power,
control and corporatism."

A new mission - calling them out (the CBC) every day for their spineless
punditry.

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From: Rebecca Gingrich <r.gingrich@sympatico.ca>
Subject: Another way to tax us for living and shipping water to  the Americans???

Alberta can manage scarce water resources, says expert
http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20110608/WHE0801/306089970/-1/whe/alberta-can-manage-scarce-water-resources-says-expert
Okotoks: Lessons can be learned from California's experience
Jun 08, 2011 01:28 pm | By Don Patterson | Okotoks Western Wheel

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From: "Glenn Harewood"

Joe:
 S Booiman wrote:
" We don't live in the 19th century
"...  In a country claiming freedom of speech
and choice putting any one on a pedestal is the wrong way to go, does not matter what history was,
knowing history tells one that some choices that were made may not fit future generations. This is
the 21st century, not the 17 or 18th century. today many English speaking Canadians are denied
employments in this country because of failing to be bilingual, meaning being fluent in French, the
language of 17% of mixed culture and heritage speaking French. The common French speaking is
well aware that speaking English gives a larger opportunity for employment.  That is why it
was expected from Census 2011 to have the language question, so that the French speaking
claim can be enlarged. no matter where they came from or the reason one moved forward to
learn another language. Than not even speaking about the cost mentally and financially...."
 
RESPONSE:"
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To forget the past is to deny the present.
  To remember the past is to learn from the present, and chart wisely the future."
 
It is because of the historical struggles for freedom in those Centuries which preceded the 21st Century,  [the 1215 Magna Carta; the 1648 Peace of  Westphalia -- religious freedom; the 1688 English Bill of Rights; the 1789 French Declaration of The Rights of Man and the Citizen; the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights; the 1791 United States Bill of Rights and accompanying Amendments; the 1948 UN Declaration of Rights and Freedoms; the UN 1999 Declaration of the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Social groups, and Organizations] that we, including S. Booiman have, today,  the freedom of speech, and of expression [ Vide the 20th Century (1948) UN Charter of  Rights and Freedoms: Articles 18 and 19] to say and write whatever he chooses to express -- even though expressed very  poorly, and therefore hard to follow his trend of thought.

 At least, if one is going to eschew the historical legacy of the Plains of Abraham and the legitimacy of the freedom of Quebeckers (minority or majority) to speak and express themselves in one of the two official languages of Canada, then one should be able to express oneself clearly in the other official language.
 
In Canada, we live in a multi-lingual society, and although  two official languages are recognized, the more languages one can speak and write, the better. It should  not mean that one should be able to communicate in one language to the exclusion of the other.

In today's 21 Century where it is much easier to learn a second or third language, to believe that the only language of  communication must be English is backward thinking. In countries like Singapore and Switzerland, it is common to have as many as four languages as the standard means of communication.
 
However, S. Booiman, that freedom to think and say whatever you choose cannot be disputed.
 
Glenn Harewood

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: the real 'anti-semites' on the internet are the jews themselves.
  But it helps control our free speech!!!

"Proxy Buster" Software Exposes False Flag Antisemite
http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/sullivan/proxy-buster-software-exposes-false-flag-antisemite

An unclassified version of the software used by the FBI has allowed Veterans Today to track the IP addresses of a group of, what appeared to be, hate mongers and racists whose rhetoric borders on terrorist extremism. What we found was astounding. In one case, an individual using the email address "youdirtyfXXXingjew@XXXmail.com" was traced to the computer of the head the largest Jewish "defense" organization.
Others, reposting copyright materials without permission on extremist sites or posting comments filled with racist threats were traced to homes and public buildings in Tel Aviv or to members of Washington lobbying groups tied to Israel. Most noticeable, though the message is primitive, the syntax is flawless and often elegant. Spelling and punctuation are "spot on."
Veterans Today editor, Jim W. Dean said;

We spend hours each week, time we could spend helping veterans, cleaning this garbage off our website. All of it is blatant and amateurish. A good friend who works for the Anti-Defamation League, an organization headed by Abe Foxman, told me that hundreds have been recruited, here in the US and more in Israel, whose job it is to seed Antisemitic material into websites that are critical of Israel's apartheid policies. They openly joke around there how the Nazi and White Supremacist websites have been "theirs" for years.

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From: The Natroses

Hi Joe,  Had a good laugh at Stratos line of thinking........."
At last, history catches up to Karl Marx. The West has grown from anarchy (pre-Roman times); empire (Romans); anarchy again then empire then feudalism (the Frankish Empire); then centralized monarchy (c. Louis 13 in France); then evolution/revolution starting with American independence and the French Revolution.
 
Summarily: war chiefs have been neutralized; then emperors; then landed nobility; then kings, lords, and squires; and recently the proles. NOW what's next … the POOR rising up? WHEN will this END?!?"
Remember the book of 1984?
WAR IS PEACE ~ FREEDOM IS SLAVERY ~ IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
And the people shall rise up and put an end to the lies of those who keep us in chains of lies.
The next link is all about Orwell and how eerily his words are becoming reality. And Stratos, I know not your age, but when I was a teenager it was the only book that was read from the beginning to the end.
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/1984.htm
 
And there is tons of articles comparing 1984 to the governments of the world. Below is one such comparison.
"Orwell Quote: "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
* Obama Administration: Shortly after coming into power, the Obama administration decided to change the language when describing Islamic terrorism. His administration went on a journey to purge Bush era terms like "war on terrorism,"  "radical Islam," "jihadist," and Islamic terrorism" from all government publications, speeches, testimonies, etc. For example, rather than talk about "Islamic terrorism," the administration wants everyone to talk about "violent extremism."

Thus, it appears that Obama is trying to do the same word games that the government did in "1984." By controling language, you can control the situation. The problem with such an approach is while it may give those in power more control over the debate of a specific issue, it obscures the true reality of the situation. If you do not understand the reality of an issue, the chances of successfully solving that issue are minimized. How can you argue against war if it has the same meaning as peace? How can you solve the problem of Islamic terrorism if you deny that it exists? Obama's attempt to control the language will put us further away from understanding the root cause of the Islamic fanaticism and how to defend against it.
Read more: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/385007_the-obama-administration-2010-vs-george-orwell-1984#ixzz1P6qAbpQD
 
And the above is pointed at Jim, who maybe actually believes that the latest crop of Conservatives that are in power in Canada, stands and represents the people of Canada. Even though that bunch up in Ottawa, is all for War is peace, Freedom is slavery, and Ignorance is strength. If Becky was a character in 1984, it would not be too long before Big Brother shuts her down, just like Jim wants Becky shut down for voicing her objections to the Canadian government. As in her latest post, " I guess this is how you install democracy??  Can't have the people of Canada believing they should get a payment from the oil produced here, now can we?"  http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/06/08/natos-alternate-universe-in-libya.html

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      • Sunday evenings there is a two hour or so meeting I chair that took precedence tonight as it does with other matters and has for the last going on eight years.
      • One of my fellows tonight stated he's arrived at this conclusion. There ought to be a United Nations Military Force (UNMF) of such magnitude that should civil strife develop to the point that killing occurs the UNMF will come in, take weapons from those using them and say in effect "Settle your differences now, without use of force." A noble thought were it practicable - which it is not at present.
      • In 1648 after years of negotiation The Thirty Years War in Europe was ended by The Treaty of Westphalia which "guaranteed that the internal affairs of a sovereign country were none of the international community's business, so long as it did not violate any treaties or threaten another nation-state."
      • This has been accepted practice since then.
      • This doctrine recently developed: "The RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT ("RtoP" or "R2P") is a new international security and human rights norm to address the international community's failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity."
      • To protect Libyan civilians from military force being used against them led to the sanctioning of a no fly zone to be imposed in Libya by NATO.
      • This has developed to the point where NATO countries are now arming and training former civilians, bombing not only planes and airfields but all government facilities - and declaring the aim to be ""to rid Libya of the Qadhafi regime".
      • Canada is participating in invasion of a sovereign state that has violated no treaties or threatened other nation-states now for the avowed reason of regime change.
      • The more than 300 year accepted pattern of action is being violated enabling other actions of like nature to be taken under the new "norm".
      • Except that it is not a norm for Syria and Israel are both shooting unarmed civilians and nothing is done. http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/syrian-slaughter-and-israeli-restraint-1.366703
      • Preventing the use of force is the ideal as my friend said tonight.
      • Taking a UN Resolution and turning it into regime change that may end up being little better is not. And civilians dying as collateral damage of NATO bombs are just as dead.
      • As for the G20 events someone ordered the police to refrain from acting against vandals and then to arrest and incarcerate hundreds who were not threatening anyone - indeed charging a group when they finished singing our National Anthem. A new low norm was set some may accept but which I can and will not.