Friday, December 16, 2011

Daily Digest December 15, 2011





MacKay spent $1,450 a night while staff settled for $275 hotel rooms
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is accusing Defence Minister Peter MacKay
of living like a king while attending conferences in Europe.


Indefinite detention bill passes in Senate
         Indefinite Military Detention Measure Passes On Bill of Rights Day 15 Dec 2011
White House OKs indefinite military detention of terrorism suspects 14 Dec 2011
"By signing this defense spending bill, President Obama will go down in history
as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in U.S. law,"

said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.
         Anonymous targets indefinite detention bill

>>>>>>>>>>INFOS <<<<<<<<<<
21h16 - Conservateurs · Mulcair critique leur «manque de respect»
21h01 - Santé · Attention aux bijoux en plomb et cadmium pour enfants
19h32 - Projets de loi adoptés à la vapeur · Une mesure efficace, justifie M. Van Loan
19h09 - Évasion fiscale · Plus de 400 millions $ dans les poches des fraudeurs
18h58 - Émission des GES · Les règles pour les entreprises se resserrent
18h45 - Pour les mineurs · Un député conservateur veut interdire les salons de bronzage
18h29 - Forces spéciales en Afghanistan · Rien à se reprocher, conclut une enquête
18h08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue · Les Algonquins s'opposent aux demandes du chef Whiteduck
17h09 - Crise du logement · Attawapiskat: Duncan et Spence discutent
15h27 - Nouvelle controverse · Frais d'hôtel du ministre MacKay: 1450 $ la nuit à Munich
14h49 - Opposition officielle à Ottawa · Le NPD très satisfait de sa performance
09h35 - Affaires étrangères · Le Canada compte évacuer ses ressortissants de Syrie


Normal parts of politics in this country

Do you consider either or both of the following practices "a normal part of politics in this country" ?

Frankly not much else to say except that in my active involvement beginning in 1965 in Blind River neither has been practiced.

They have never been, until now, considered the norm we all are at liberty to employ.


"Mr. Van Loan has defended the action, arguing against Mr. Cotler's point of privilege on Nov. 29: "What he is asking you, Mr. Speaker, to do here is prevent people from being able to speak the truth. When they were asked, 'Why are you making this call?', 'There are rumours that there might be a byelection,' was the true answer." Mr. Van Loan said it comes down to "freedom of speech" and "the fact is that this has been going on as long as politics in this country. It is a normal part of politics in this country and it is not a kind of speech that should begin to be chilled at this point." Top Conservative avoids being called to House committee after Grit MP Cotler's point of privilege dismissed

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says his party "respects the vote" of farmers who back the single desk and suggested there won't be any attempt to impose dual marketing on the Canadian Wheat Board unless a majority of producers vote for it.
"Until farmers make that change, I'm not prepared to work arbitrarily," said Ritz. "They are absolutely right to believe in democracy. I do, too."
Ritz Says He Won't Scrap Single Desk Unless Majority Of Farmers Vote For It

From: John Feldsted
Subject: Tax Incentives for Charitable Donations

Tax Incentives for Charitable Donations
Ottawa, December 15, 2011 -
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance announced today that a study of charitable giving in Canada will be launched when Parliament returns in 2012.
"I am pleased that the Committee will be undertaking this important study," said Mr. James Rajotte, chair of the Committee. "The Committee hears about charitable giving each year during its pre-budget consultations. This study is consistent with the unanimous support in the House of Commons for a March 2011 motion by Mr. Braid, the Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, a related motion adopted by this Committee in the fall of 2011 and the recommendation for a study of charitable giving by the Committee in the 2011 budget."
In particular, the study will examine, in respect of both individuals and corporations, current and proposed tax measures to encourage charitable giving. The examination will include the charitable tax credit amount and the possible extension of the capital gains exemption to donations of private company shares and real estate. The study will also focus on the feasibility and cost of changes to existing tax measures as well as the implementation of new tax incentives.
Those who wish to submit a brief to the Committee on the topic of tax incentives for charitable giving should do so no later than noon on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Briefs should be no longer than five pages in length and may be published by the House of Commons on the Committee's Web site.

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From: "Cpl (ret) Sylvain Chartrand CD ResF"
Subject: CF Veterans are eligible for the baggage fee exemption with WestJet
 (French Version)

CF Veterans are eligible for the baggage fee exemption with WestJet provided that they have their NDI 75 or CF 75 - Record of Service Card with them and present it to the WestJet agent at check in. This will enable them to check in a second bag without having to pay the $20 fee to do so. Please note that overweight fees will apply if their bags are over 50 lbs and any additional bags (3rd bag or more) would be subject to fees as well.

A CF 75 card, now known as an NDI 75 card, shall be issued to any member of the CF who has completed 10 or more years of service in any component of the CF or who, at time of release, was entitled to an annuity. People may apply to the Director Military Careers Administration and Resource Management 3-2.
Les Vétérans des FC ont droit à une exemption de l'honoraire de bagages avec West.Jet pourvu qu'ils ont en leur possession leur ND1 75 ou FC 75 (Fiche de Service) avec eux et présentent celle-ci à l'agent de West.Jet, à l'enregistrement. Ceci leur permettra d'enregistrer un deuxième bagage sans avoir à payer l'honoraire de 20.00 $. Veuillez prendre note que les honoraires d'excédent de poids s'appliqueront encore si leurs bagages pèsent plus de 50lbs, et tous bagages additionnels (3ième bagage ou plus) seraient aussi soumis à des honoraires.

Une Carte FC-75, maintenant connue comme une Carte NDI 75 sera émise à tout membre des FC qui a servi 10 ans ou plus dans n'importe quel composant des FC, ou qui, à la libération, avait droit à une rente. Les intéressés peuvent faire demande au: Directeur Administration des Carrières militaires et Gestions des Ressources 3-2.
 We, the veterans, are here to support the soldiers of today and the veterans of tomorrow. Everything we do now, or don't do will affect these young men and women when they eventually do remove the uniform. Their well-being is paramount. This is the duty of the veteran.
The Canadian Forces cannot have one standard for all military members when it comes to risking your life but different standards of care for those that are injured serving their country.
actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea
On Ne Passe Pas
Definition of a veteran: Whether active duty, retired, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his/her life, signed a blank check made payable to "The People of Canada", for an amount "up to and including my life." Whatever it takes. Wherever it takes us. We stand united.
Cpl (Ret) Sylvain Chartrand CD ResF
UNFICYP 90 Roto 54
UNPROFOR 93 Roto 1

Please pass on the information to veterans you know.
From: "Rory J. Koopmans"
Subject: Executive Dissertations: Niagara-On-The-Lake

To: "Sandra Finley" <>
Subject: (A Christmas gift for GrandParents) Dr. Sherri Tenpenny:  Vaccine's Safety, A Crime Against Humanity. . .  So what are we going to do about it?

Posted on-line at 
This one will rot your socks. 
YouTube, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny,  click on  
·        EVERYONE should see it.   It may single-handedly make the argument.   Need more convincing?  see  Heavy metals in vaccinations, Mercury in dental amalgams,   
As Dr. Tenpenny says, it IS a crime against humanity. 
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NEWCOMERS:  Many vaccines contain mercury (thimerasol) and other poisons.  The safety of vaccines is highly connected to the safely of dental amalgams (50% mercury).
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-        Spread the word.  Informed people at least have a chance. 
HOWEVER!  There's more!~
-         Wonderful people!   . . .  Two members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) have agreed to come to Saskatoon.  
It will be information PLUS click on  (   Citizens' Assembly,  How are we going to get rid of dental amalgams (mercury)?  March 30-31, Saskatoon.  (This is about dental amalgams, but as I say, highly connected to vaccinations.)
-        The Government regulators and the University are obstacles, unfortunately.  But the human cost of their blinkers is simply too high and inhumane to ignore any longer. For a couple of years I have been sending periodic updates to the Dean of Medicine (William Albritton) and to the CEO of the Health District (Maura Davies) without reply.  And as you will see in the postings below, the Government declines to take action.
-        It is insane to simultaneously ban products that contain mercury (EXTREMELY poisonous), THEN inject it directly into the body  AND put it directly into mouths in the form of dental amalgam.  Especially in light of all the evidence on mercury, known to be one of the most toxic and deadly substances on the planet.
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RECENTLY POSTED, RELATED MATERIAL,  NOT CIRCULATED BY EMAIL   (trying to avoid overloading you).  2011-12-01  UPDATE: Autism - vaccination, Jenny McCarthy, youtube.   2011-11-30  It's the biggest medical scandal in U.S. history and it hasn't even happened yet!  (Vaccination for anthrax.)  2011-11-27   Mercury in dental amalgams, my letter to the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)  (which led to the March 30-31 Citizens' Assembly)  2011-11-27   Mercury in dental amalgams,  International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) submission to Environment Canada's public consultations on getting rid of products that contain mercury.   2011-11-19   Mercury in dental amalgams, excerpts from Environment Canada's Response to public input  (Amalgams are going to be EXEMPTED FROM THE REGULATIONS.)   2011-11-18  Mercury in dental amalgams: Environment Canada issues its report.  Email thread through to IAOMT.  Includes:
-         2011-11-20   DENIED:  Request to Environment Canada for a copy of the IAOMT submission to the consultation process.   2009-07-27 This is all about the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech corporations, and their collaborators in government. All at the expense of our interest in health. Some of it is heart-breaking. Autism, Kennedy, Psych Ward Story
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Email from Sandra Finley
Saskatoon  Saskatchewan 
From: Mahmood Elahi
To: <>
Subject: To reduce its extreme dependence on debt-ridden US, Canada should look to booming China

The Editor
Financial Post
Copy to: Mr. Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Ottawa.
To reduce extreme dependence on debt-ridden US, Canada should look to booming China
Re: "It isn't about trade," by Brian Lee Crowley (Dec. 14).
Although as a next-door neighbour and the world's largest economy, the United States will always remain Canada's biggest economic and trading partner, Canada must reduce its extreme dependence on America at a time when it is facing  near financial collapse. To diversify its international economic relations, Canada must look to booming China which is bankrolling America's budget deficits.
A few month's ago, I returned from a month-long visit to Shanghai, Beijing and other cities of China. During my stay, I was curious to know why China is booming while the United States and other Western nations are facing a financial crisis of epic proportions. With its German-designed Maglev (magnetically-levitated) trains running at a breakneck speed of 430 kilometres per hour, Shanghai looks like a city of the future. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who attended the inauguration of the train in 2002, was asked how that train produced by the German company Siemens, came to be built in China rather than in Germany. "Because in Germany," he answered, "there would have been infinite disputes, first about prices, then who would pay for it, and so on. In China, the government does things. The train was necessary and so they did it."
China's highways and expressways are filled with late-model cars and China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest market for cars. And all this has happened at a speed never seen in the history of mankind. As Maurice Ohana, CEO of Ohanasia, the French trading company in Shanghai, remarked: "In 1998, we didn't even have Coca-Cola here. Everyone got around on bikes. Today we're buying more cars than the Americans. In ten years we have built 30,000 kilometres of highways and all the big cities have an extensive and efficient subway system."
I witnessed China's industrial might while visiting Shanghai's huge container port --- the world's largest. As far as the eye can see,  forests of huge cranes were loading and unloading containers with robotic precision. It was an intimidating display of China's industrial clout. In 2010, China has also overtaken the United States as the world's greatest trading nation. In fact, China is now bankrolling America's trillion-dollar budget deficit. While Washington wrangles over its debt and deficit and the European Union struggles to deal with its own debt burden, China is sitting on the world's largest foreign exchange holdings. China is now the largest holder of U.S. debt and America's entire financial health depends on the Chinese largess. As Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf noted: "The West's reputation for financial and economic competence is in tatters, while that of China has soared."
Interestingly, while bankrupt U.S. is cutting taxes, booming China has raised corporate taxes. As of Dec. 1, 2010, it began to charge foreign firms higher taxes to help finance local city maintenance, construction and schools. Earlier, the government put into place an array of policies, including hefty tax breaks, to attract foreign investment and foreign firms were charged 15 per cent, while domestic businesses paid 33 per cent. Now both will pay the higher rate. Despite tax hikes, foreign firms say they would invest more in China.
"At any rate, we cannot resist the temptation of China, because it is such a strong economy with relatively cheaper labour costs and huge markets, while few other countries have such advantages," said Takeshi Uragami, general manager of Japan's Panasonic Corporation in China.
With the United States facing a debt and deficit crisis and government gridlock, it is imperative that Canada must reduce its extreme dependence on it. And China offers the bright light for Canada's economic growth. In fact, China has already replaced the United States as the biggest market for Canada's lumber. Canada must diversify to reduce its almost parasitic dependence on a debt and deficit-ridden United States. Canada has escaped the financial meltdown by not getting involved in the subprime mortgage scandal of the U.S. financial institutions. This lesson must guide Canada in its relations with the giant and ailing neighbour.

From: "Anthony Silvestro"
Subject:  Letter - Re - More seats in the House of Commons

Letter to the editor -

Re – More seats in the House of Commons

No one and I repeat no one in this country wants more seats added to Parliament. This will cost the taxpayers an extra 14 million dollars a year and of course this will rise every year.

Quebec has been over represented for decades and now even they get 3 more seats in this latest proposal. What the hell is going on here?

We can not afford 30 more seats and if anyone on the Hill had a brain they would admit this. Our debt is approaching 600 billion dollars, not to mention how heavily in debt the provinces are. When is this going to be paid off? Do you not care about all this debt you are leaving your children, your grandchildren?

This under representation for Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia can easily be resolved without costing the taxpayers a fortune. How you might ask? Reduce the seats in the provinces that are now over represented such as Kebec (proper native spelling). Bring in representation by population without adding more seats. All it would take is an amendment by parliament to make this happen. Amendments have been made to constitutions for centuries now. Yes it is that easy. Look into it, this can be done.

Wake up politicians. We simple can't afford this nonsense any longer.

Anthony Silvestro
Ottawa, Ont

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: more UN 'humanitarian aid'?????

Syria: open warfare has begun
The latest condemnation of Syria by the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner reflects in its wording the trauma of a country descending into open warfare.

Syria Coverage Update: BBC Reporter was detained & Prevented from Covering US-NATO- Syrian Operations in Turkey!
                                   US Media Remains Mute on 'Already-Confirmed' Operations
Subject:  troops are also being sent to the border of Syria etc for the imminent attack on Iran.  We know the controllers like to strike on 'holy' days so this attack should be sometime during hannakah?

The US Farce of the Drone
by Jack D. Douglas
A perfect example is the big front page article in the San Diego Union-Tribune today marking the "withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq" about whether invading Iraq and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people over the past eight years was "worth" it. How stupid can you get? No intelligent person in touch with the world would imagine that this vast disaster and evil slaughter could possibly be worth it to anyone other than a sadistic fool. ...
[read full article at link below]

Will Canada be at war again ?  If so I question why, what are your thoughts?