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- Unlike Canadians at large, NDP takes interim leader's separatist links in stride
- Take the cultural elitist test
- A coal-fired plant and the lie of the land
- Top questions for Ontario voters
- Crime laws and our deteriorating prisons
- Voters clearly support reform.
- Warren Jeffs' Canadian connection
- Bilateral bonding: fuelling the Canada-Brazil relationship
- The lessons of Britain's rainbow riots
- The new openness? Journos given PM's cell number
- Harper reopens free-trade with Costa Rica, offers security aid
- Scott Brison lends a helping hand in Colombia free trade deal
- Liberals see dollar signs in NDP debacle
- Hillier shoots down rumours of N.L. Grit leadership bid
- Wanted: Motivated individual. Thick skin essential. Apply to Liberals
- Long-term decline of a great party
- Put coal plants on standby, keep cars one metre from bikes: Ontario NDP
- PM in Costa Rica for trade talks, hockey meet-and-greet
- Rethink decision to keep remainder of Tommy Douglas dossier secret: court
- Judge makes rules on punctuality then breaks them all
- Stephen Harper plans China trip to strengthen ties
- Harper strengthens trade ties in Costa Rica
- Liberal Rae works to match Tories
- Galipeau sticks with military support decals
- Finance minister satisfied B.C. will honour HST deal, repay $1.6 B if tax scrapped
- MacKay visit fuels trade centre speculation
- Farmers voice CWB frustration
- Our 'Humpty Dumpty' medicine
- Federal government says oilsands strategy also targeted provincial climate plans
- Ottawa: Greenhouse goals far from reach
- In Ontario, gloomy skies for solar power
- Fight for the spotlight
- Alberta Tory leader hopeful claims he was a victim of a cyber attack
- PEI PC Leader stands by candidate with links to adult sites on his Facebook page
- Cement company seeks $275M in compensation over scuttled quarry
- Pilots' retirement battle left up in the air by ruling
- Canada's wolves saving a U.S. ecosystem
- U.S. softwood challenge 'frivolous'
- GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS OF MORE THAN $1.36 MILLION IN CÉGEP DE VICTORIAVILLE
- Canada spent $1M to lobby American lawmakers on carbon capture and storage
- Government data shows Canada's greenhouse targets long way off
- Israel to build thousands of new housing units in East Jerusalem
- UN calls on Israel not to build new settlements in East Jerusalem
- Canadian College Media Joins Boycott Divestment Sanction Campaign Against Israeli Apartheid
- European Corporate R&D Investors Set To Increase Innovation Efforts By 5% A Year
- 'Recently I Was Someone, Now I'm Nobody' OpEd
- The Tent Protests In Israel OpEd
- Claims IAAF 'Stifling Religion At Games'
- Beckhams' Baby Defended As Benefit To Humanity
- US Reiterates 'Strong Support' For Georgia
- The Delusional 'Thinking' That Is Destroying Britain OpEd
- How Can Anyone Not Be Outraged? OpEd
- United, We Won In Wisconsin OpEd
- Washington's Silk Road Dream Analysis
- Tunisia: Protesters Demand Judicial Reform
- Media And Power Play In China Analysis
- IMF Says China To Outpace US By 2016
- France's Sarkozy Fails To Reassure Markets
- Asian Stocks Claw Back From From Opening Bell Panic
- South China Sea: Reducing The China-Vietnam Tension Analysis
- South China Sea Dispute: Why China Takes Pragmatic Stance Analysis
- Too Big To Fail? The US Debt Crisis And Its Implications Analysis
- The Failed Dogma Of The ECB OpEd
- 50 Years Of Agent Orange OpEd
- KLA Commander Geci Sentenced For War Crimes
- The Turbulent Age Of Austerity OpEd
- Six More Years Of Obama OpEd
- Ron Paul: Super Congress Easy Prey For The Military-Industrial Complex OpEd
- Switzerland: Last Ditch Defence Of Franc Intensifies
- EU Funds Project To Respond To Unexpected Epidemic Threats Such As E.coli
- Forecasting Oil Prices In A Volatile Market Analysis
- The Ongoing Costs Of The Iraq War OpEd
- The Bahrain Crack-Up OpEd
- Iran: President Ahmadinejad Warns Against "Social Explosion In The West"
- OP-ED: The Missing Truth in the BP Oil Disaster
- Ukraine's ex-PM Tymoshenko arrested
- NATO plans campaign in Syria, tightens noose around Iran
- U.S. Interferes with Georgia and Russia Again
- Putin: Russia-Belarus Merger 'Possible' And 'Desirable'
- Russia and China, said will oppose UN meet on Syria
JEUDI 11 AOÛT 2011
JEUDI 11 AOÛT 2011
- 21h49 - Jeunes libéraux · Le projet de loi sur les accommodements élargi?
- 21h35 - Ministère des Finances · Renaud n'occupera plus «un poste de confiance»
- 21h29 - Finances du Québec · Bachand rassure
- 21h09 - Unité nationale · Le NPD ne joue pas franc jeu, dénonce Stéphane Dion
- 20h02 - Économie · Une once qui vaut son pesant d'or
- 19h12 - Environnement · Réduction des gaz à effet de serre: une tâche ardue
- 18h22 - Politique étrangère · Stephen Harper condamne la répression en Syrie
- 16h40 - Immigration · Un troisième criminel de guerre présumé expulsé
- 15h47 - Indonésie · Une Québécoise prisonnière pendant six jours
- 15h06 - Costa Rica · M. Harper rencontre une équipe de hockey
From: Henry Atkinson
Subject: Fwd: Powerful Address by a Muslim Cancer Survivor Living in Canada - You'll be More Than a Bit Shocked at His Message!!!
From: Vern Bretin
Subject: RE: Who ought to decide Canadian Wheat Board's future: Grain farmers or Agricultural Minister?
Hi Joe: Welcome back, missed your contribution to current event knowledge. The Red Deer Express, Wednesday, Aug 3/2011 had an interesting LTE re the CWB, page 9, as offered by Cathy Holtslander, Director of Research & Policy, National Farmers Union. If you can access this, it might help to enlighten how companies like Cargill just wait out their time while getting politicians to do their bidding. Sad the way it seems to work for the megabuck corp's. Regards, Vern
Found this article by Cathy Holtstlander in another paper http://www.nipawinjournal.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3251185 and a few others for them that might have an interest.
CWB Hosts Meeting In Oak Bluff
CWB Criticizes Wheat Growers' Price Comparisons
Paper Examines Impact Of CWB Monopoly Removal
Open Market Outperformed CWB Again: Wheat Growers
Open Market Outperformed CWB Again: Wheat Growers
End Of Single Desk Forces CWB To Change Programs
From: The Natroses
Subject: Re: Who ought to decide Canadian Wheat Board's future: Grain farmers or Agricultural Minister?
Joe, you have to see this video, and watch it all to the end, for the surprised ending. Next time listening to the news, it could be all lies brought and paid by the corporate entities.
- The farmers Joe, but it will be a hard fight considering who owns the supply lines, the big processing guys, the big corporate farms, and the all the rest of the profit interests vying for the cheapest wheat possible. The public should be very aware of CWB because it does impact the rest of us in a big way - the price of bread. Plus all the rest of the grain products, the loaf of bread at least stays a steady price, without the wild swings that are happening in other countries. However if CWB goes the way of the do-do bird, or it becomes a voluntary board, either way the price of a loaf of bread will swing up to the highest price the market can bare. Than there is the quality changes that have been made in the last two years or so, which will come into play into a major way. As the price goes up, there will be different breads with different quality grains, and it is happening already, but not in a big way. As my youngest states, it tastes like plastic, when on occasion I have purchased a cheap loaf of brown bread. The public should care very much, because it will hurt their pocketbook and where bread becomes a luxury in some households, in other households an item that will be stretched, and for other households, they be able to pay for the $5.00 whole grain loaf at the local bakery.
- A PDF file -
- Benefits and Costs of a
- Voluntary Wheat Board for the
- Province of Alberta http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/18090/1/mr02ma01.pdf
- In it - "There is concern that Western Canada is missing opportunities to add value to wheat
- and barley. The term value adding has become short form for anything that enhances
- the raw commodity so that end users pay more for it. In the case of wheat and barley,
- this may mean traditional primary processing such as flour milling, malting or ethanol
- generation. It may mean traditional secondary processing such as bakery products,
- breakfast cereal or pasta, or it may also mean newer ideas in secondary processing
- such as frozen dough and prepared foods such as pizza, calzone and the like. Or it
- may mean totally new and different concepts such as nutriceuticals, industrial products,
- and other chemical extractions.
- However one defines value adding, there is a strong perception in Alberta, and among
- others in the prairies, that there is far too little of it in Western Canada and that the
- CWB is at least a part of the cause. That part of the problem is attributed to the CWB
- results from its actual or attempted domination of nearly everything associated with the
- grain trade. This includes (most obviously) grain marketing and grain pricing, but the
- Board also influences the transportation system and transportation policy, grain variety
- licencing, and the regulations administered by the Canadian Grain Commission."
- It will become clear who is behind the changes to CWB, but this has been on the go for over 15 years now, and if the CWB goes, or even become voluntary, wheat farming will go the same way as the fruit industry did, and as the fishery has which is still under going the change. There is quite a bit of information from the think tanks, industry experts, economists, and all other interested parties, trying to force the change down the throats of the farmers. And remember the free trade agreements as well, which has help to destroy the livelihoods of the small independents across all sectors of industry. And than came the regulatory regime.............
- A PDF file -
From: Terry Fletcher
Feds will spend up to $1 million on audit of wheat board assets | iPolitics
From: Robert Ede
Subject: Oh My ... more currency manipulation .... but the Swiss too?
Swiss Franc Falls as Swiss National Bank Sees Possible Euro Peg
Subject: Internet American Election initiative (on Colbert Show Wed night)
From: Anthony Silvestro
Subject: Letter to the editor - RE - Turmel separates herself from Bloc; says it's the economy, stupid
- Letter to the editor RE - Turmel separates herself from Bloc; says it's the economy, stupid
The simple facts are as more francophone's get hired for all government positions less and less English speakers are working for their own governments across the country. Don't believe me; Go check the stats for yourself. Francophone's are over-represented in all levels of government including hospitals, law, policing...etc. No fairness, no representation by population. They call it bilingualism, yet the term is never defined on purpose and believe me it doesn't mean fluency in 2 languages in Canada, at least to the French it doesn't. No political party will speak for the English speaking majority in this province and country. Practical bilingualism, where numbers warrant is never defined on purpose. In Ontario, NB it now means segregation. The French (they are actually metis, a mixed race, not french) are demanding French only facilities all over the province, not bilingual, French only. $ Bilingualism is really nothing more then a hiring quota for francophone's and that is a fact just ask yourself, why are francophone's over-represented in all government jobs and how come more and more positions are being designated bilingual all the time? And just as important, how come they are NOT fluently bilingual? Some can barely speak English!
Go learn our proud, real BNA and UEL history. These were the builders of our country since 1763, not this phony, revisionist lie, spin, nonsense, this bilingual, multicultural,2 founding nations, linguistic duality lie, spin, propaganda that we've been living with since Trudeau and Kebec (original spelling) forced this upon the nation. We've been part of the British Empire since 1763 and officially and English speaking country for over 200 years, again just the facts...We were never a bilingual country. This is one big expensive lie/fraud that's been going on for over 5 decades now. Yes 5 decades of changing our history, changing the names of towns, bodies of water , street names all over the country, not just Kebec any more. They are revising, falsifying our real BNA, UEL history. Wake up people!
So while Quebec bans the English language (bill 22, bill 178, bill 101 ), wipes out its real BNA, UEL history, while ethnic language cleansing is going on in Quebec, the rest of the country is forced to fund whatever the French (metis) demand. This is going on in every province. Go check.
See what's really going on? What are they really up to? - "First Quebec, then we take over the rest of the country, one step at a time through bilingualism " PT, "How to take over a country through bilingualism " SD. How? First comes the right to communicate with gov't in a minority language (ie French),then comes bilingualism, then comes the right to work in the language of choice(ie French), then comes a bilingual boss,(ie French) then comes a exclusively French department and on it goes until its all French. Its happening all over the country, Ontario, New Brunswick Go check the stats for yourself.
See what's really going in Canada? It's a real mess that no one in public office will deal with.
Where do we turn?
From: "Brian D. Marlatt"
Subject: For DD. PC and BC reactions to BCLocalNews.com - Hiebert, Uppal pledges Senate reform
Among those critical was Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party candidate in the previous three federal elections.
Marlatt, who served as a policy advisor on a regional and national level for the Progressive Conservative party, said what the current Conservative government is proposing amounts to breaking campaign promises by "opening up the Canadian Constitution."
An elected senate driven by provincial interests, he said, would politicize what was always intended as a sober court of second opinion.
"I wonder if this is not inverting the Canadian federal principle. The BNA Act created Canada federally as one dominion," Marlatt said after the meeting. "The key principle here is that we're members of one family not the United States of Canada."
White Rock resident Roderick Louis also questioned the effectiveness of such town-hall meetings in addressing the issue, adding he favours the formation of a Royal Commission on Senate Reform.
"This is a shotgun approach being taken by the federal government in terms of informing the public," he said. "We had around 40 people here out of a 1.5 million population in the Lower Mainland.
"Now Mr. Uppal will go back to Ottawa to report on public views of Senate reform after talking to 40 people."
From: Mahmood Elahi
To: "Neil Reynolds" <email@example.com>
Subject: Act like Clinton
The Globe and Mail
Copy to: Mr. Neil Reynolds, columnist for the Globe and Mail: It was Clinton, not Reagan, who balanced the budget. It may be pointed out that the United States is also divided on racial and ethnic lines. Most blacks, who are about 14% of the population, will not vote for any Republican candidate opposing Obama. Hispanic voters, who are 17% of the population, will also not vote for any Republican candidate. Rest 65% are whites and about 20% of them consider themselves as liberals and will never vote for a Republican candidate. As as such, Mr. Onbama will be re- elected if he doesn't alienate liberal voters.
Act like Clinton
Re "How Obama can get re-elected: Act like Reagan," by Neil Reynolds (Report on Business, Aug. 10).
It may be pointed out that Reagan left behind a huge budget deficit because of his massive peace-time defence spending. U.S. President Barack Obama may be well advised not to follow him. He has a better choice: President Bill Clinton who balanced the budget by raising taxes on wealthy Americans.
It may be recalled that when Mr. Clinton entered the White House, his first act was to raise taxes on wealth Americans (earning more than $250,000 a year) to stem a runaway budget deficit left behind by earlier admistrations. Clinton's tax-hike on the rich, denounced by Republicans as "a passport to recession," balanced the budget, produced a surplus and triggered the longest economic boom in recent history. His successor President George W. Bush squandered the surplus by his massive $1.67 trillion tax cut, producing a deficit of $400 billion. Mr. Obama should follow in the footsteps of Mr. Clinton and roll back Bush's tax cut for the wealthy. He must realize that wealthy Americans are seating on a pile of dollars and they can easily bail out their government by agreeing to pay a higher rate of taxes. But Tea Party zealots will not let them do so.
From: The Natroses
Well Joe, while the London riots are easing the blame game begins showing all the 'isms' in sync - The kind of 'isms' that always direct the blame and ultimately the responsibility to the ones whose freedoms and rights have been whittled down to the bare basics. But at the same time are made responsible for their actions and behaviour on the rules and regulations that are imposed by others, including the State. It is the struggle to maintain the high moral ground against the backdrop of those who have seen fit to imposed their best interests on the majority of the population. "But occupying the moral high ground is tricky in a country where some lawmakers and senior policemen have succumbed to material greed with expenses and bribery scandals, expecting to get away with it, and top bankers have taken huge bonuses even as the taxpayer has had to bail out financial institutions." http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/08/11/you-will-pay-for-what-you-have-done-cameron/
""This is not about poverty, it's about culture. A culture that glorifies violence, shows disrespect to authority, and says everything about rights but nothing about responsibilities," Cameron said." A typical statement from a politician no matter what stripe it is. Culture being used as scapegoat once more, to avoid the painful realization that government policies is the root cause that inflicts the government's culture of goals and aims unto the populace, to protect the best interests of others, including the government.
Here is the type that has its rose-coloured blinders on, who believes the statements and stats of any government, rather than the reality in front of his eyes. "But what liberty is being denied to those in England? Nothing. They can seek employment. They have access to education. They have freedom of expression, of the press and of religion. The only pressure placed on the unemployed youths stealing LCD TVs is the suggestion that able-bodied adults should follow a basic economic rule: that you have to work for a living. That's what's so worrisome about today's madding crowd. They have very little to be mad about." http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/08/09/the-london-riots-could-happen-here
From another Canadian reporter, who thinks it just a matter of putting the genie back in the bottle - "Indeed, there is a broad underclass in the U.K. that lives with little hope for the future. Candidate Barack Obama's books talked of "dreams" and "hope." For the Brits who are rioting, there's little of either. They have short time horizons with little invested in their futures. They have little to look forward to. They worry about today while tomorrow is the long run. Next week is irrelevant. Their future is bleak and, like those in war zones, they live for today. Today means the trainers in the store window." http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/britains-unentitled-riot-at-the-loss-of-their-future/article2124408/ The comments are more telling on the root causes. "In post-modern nations, scapegoatism has been downshifted from ethnic minorities to the impoverished. Time after time, the rich shatter the economy then force the poor to pay for the greed and incompetence of the rich. Economic terrorism." He omitted the middle-class, which is paying the greater share and a steeper price in maintaining their basic living and shelter conditions, where jobs are not at all plentiful. But another poster hits it on the nail, "People with no hope or nothing to lose will hit the streets in greater numbers as the divide between the rich and poor widens. Stay tuned for similar riots in the U.S. where income disparity is the highest in the western world. Fortunately in Canada the income disparity is a lot lower than the UK or US."
"Decades of individualism, competition and state-encouraged selfishness combined with a systematic crushing of unions and the ever-increasing criminalisation of dissent have made Britain one of the most unequal countries in the developed world.
Images of burning buildings, cars aflame and stripped-out shops may provide spectacular fodder for a restless media, ever hungry for new stories and fresh groups to demonise, but we will understand nothing of these events if we ignore the history and the context in which they occur." http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Opinion+++Analysis/Social+problems+are+root+causes+of+London+riots+/-/539548/1216124/-/g32b4kz/-/index.html As I wrote, on the television, a pundit has claim it is a lack of morals, and not a lack of money, which is rather ironic when the London rioters were displaying their morals, the very same morals that are being taught in their public education system, and on display by the governments of the day.
The NP Letters to the Editors - "U.K. rioters lack morality" http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/08/11/todays-letters-u-k-rioters-lack-morality/
On Sky News, which I believe are the root causes are the economic factors. The same economic factors impacting all countries, but are ignore for the most part because of the heavy use of dogma, idealogy, and the heavy use of a regulatory regime, along with legal legislative tools, to control the social unrest.
"There's no one root cause for the riots across the country, but a range of economic indicators often associated with social unrest have been on the rise for some time." http://news.sky.com/home/business/article/16046645
Otherwise, not mention is private land ownership and who holds the majority of land in the world. It should be included, because it imposes parameters on our pocketbooks, which in turn imposes parameters on other basic neccesarities, that makes for hard choices when one's wages have only gone up by 3 % since 1980. The London riots, is all about the economic austerity being imposed on the populace, with all the ideology, dogma, and legisliative laws attached to it, without considering the basic needs of their citizens. Can one live without good water? Apparently so, if one cares to look at the stats of government. It is where inequalities blossoms, and social unrest results from the inequalities. But governments no matter where, seems to think they can control it, by giving out the crumbs here and there.........................
From: Rebecca Gingrich
After reading the DD this morning it is more than obvious that the entire planet has gone insane. We are bombing innocent Libyans because their leader supposedly tried to protect them from rebels. Then we read that the USI killed 3000 Americans on purpose on 9/11(more if you count those who have become ill and died from the fall-out of the asbestos dust etc). Now they are after our blood!
The riots in England will be used as a way for governments to control all our communication with each other and monitor everything we say. Sadly, the government could have gotten another lesson from this. The idea that instead of swanning around the world they could talk electronically and save the taxpayers of every country the cost of the government's entitlements to free travel. I have to wonder if the riots in Britain were encouraged by government stooges to allow the government there and around the world to use this as an excuse to tighten the noose around our necks. They have no problem with the rebels in Libya using electronic means to communicate!
As for the CWB--they are a tool of Monsanto and Cargill--it is false that they are there for the farmers--they are there for the corporate control of our food. They will be the downfall of all small farmers and the total control of everything we can eat. As for moving the grain --Alberta years ago shut down many rail lines to give the CWB more iron control for shipping grain.
I could go on and on but don't want the government to have to work too hard to monitor my messages!
Subject: Is this happening in Canada under the 'Security' Act? We know they monitor facebook already
Big Brother Has Arrived
Subject: and in Canada Harper wants to get rid of food safety inspectors? Of course, these same 'inspectors' can then be used to enforce C36?
New evidence emerged today that proves the USDA knew that ground turkey produced by Cargill was widely contaminated with salmonella, but it remained silent and waited for someone to die before taking action and forcing a recall. This is an incredible betrayal of food safety (and an inexcusable double standard in light of recent raw milk raids.)
What we're witnessing here is evidence that the USDA wanted to see a food safety fatality because in the aftermath of such an event, it can beat the drum for more food safety funding and authority (just like the FDA). Read the details on this breaking story, which was originally covered by the Wall Street Journal:
Subject: Leaflets ordering the people to stop supporting Gadhaffi--now that is democracy? How much longer can we support this in our name?
NATO Butchers Bomb Zlitan - Leonor & Ahmed In Libya
Subject: [How long before these rebels in Ottawa become 'terrorists'? If we only had honest reporting in our msm, rather than what the controllers want
us to believe
Patrick Cockburn: Libya's ragtag rebels are dubious allies
Subject: we are evil
Imperial Plans For Libya Post-Gaddafi
Disagree. "we" ought to have been "they"