Saturday, May 05, 2012

Daily Digest May 4, 2012 030


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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OPINION AND INFORMATION
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Robocalls IP address same as one used by Conservative candidate campaign worker, Elections Canada alleges
The IP address used to send misleading robocalls to Guelph voters on election day was the same address used by a worker
from the campaign office of local Conservative candidate Marty Burke, Elections Canada investigators believe.
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THE 5th DIMENSION - Aquarius & Let The Sun Shine In - 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piq15q3s24Q&feature=related

Was chatting with the ITs in our hospital, when someone mentioned this. I said, "John Denver, Country Roads!"
These were people half my age. I grew up with this song:
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From: "S Booiman"
Subject: The Canadian Take-Over

Thought you'd like to see what happens when Canada takes over the USA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFGArNnpa6Q
Interesting Reaction.
N'est pas?

Cheers,
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Subject: CANADA

Reading again the dialogue what Canada is and what it will be, am afraid
that it will be endless, still for years to come as those that have the power
for change live in fear to do so, not to offend one heritage that live by self
preservation at the cost of others,
What three Quebecois can do in 1982, while their own head of the Harper
State, Levesque. called it a dark night and did not sign.
The claim that the Nation can and should go back the to the 1867 Constitution
is a positive belief but there it is and will stay.
The idea of decentralization sounds so encouraging but if those that can arrange
it being democratically elected, are deaf and blind it will go nowhere.
Many books will tell you the value Canada represents, sadly it talks largely about
Central Canada, a country which in principal is a dictatorship under the cover of
democracy, a left leaning democracy, enshrined by patronage even under the
present Conservative government, which is directed by left leaning, a movement
that stands for "we want more for less".
My view.
Suan

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From: Mahmood Elahi
To: <comment@globeandmail.com>
Subject: Fw: To stem tyranny of the majority and extreme partisanship, let's have our own Athens Council

Comment Editor
The Globe and Mail
Copy to: Mr. John Ibbitson: You seem to have forgotten that less than a decade ago, the Liberals led by Chretien-Martin duo seem to be invincible and many columnists like you were talking about a permanet Liberal majority. Today, the Liberals are an endangered species without chance of revival.
To stem tyranny of the majority and extreme partisanship, let's have our own Athens Council
In his front-page catching Op-Ed, "Harper unbound," (April 28), John Ibbitson argued that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's conservative rule is transforming the country. His analysis brings to mind that only a decade ago, many columnists were predicting a permanent Liberal majority. They were also trying to explain how Prime Minister Jean Chretien is transforming the country in his liberal image. He seems to be missing that Harper's majority may be no more long-lasting as Chretein's majority. And it must be pointed out democracy is not a tyranny of the majority.
After winning a contrived majority government despite winning only 40 per cent of votes, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is claiming that he has the mandate of the majority to shape the country in the way he likes. But he seems to have forgotten that democracy is not a tyranny of the majority and minority voices must also be taken into consideration. To stem any concentration of power, it is time to take a look at inventors of democracy -- the ancient Athenians -- as how to stem such concentration of power in the office of the prime minister and the governing party.
Democracy was invented by the ancient Athenians who believed that aristocrats and oligarchs didn't have any divine right to rule and ordinary citizens must have a say in the governing as it touches their own lives. So they invented a system of government involving ordinary citizens and called it Demokratia -- government by the people.
Democracy is a brilliant idea and like all brilliant ideas, it has some apparent contradictions and the most seductive one is majority rule. But this is not democracy, only government by the majority. The Athenians learnt the lesson the hard way. When they allowed the majority to rule, the poor majority imposed heavy taxes on the rich minority who conspired to bring down democracy. After several bouts of civil wars, the Athenians took practical steps to bring everyone into governing and make democracy work for all citizens.
Central to this was the Athens Council, composed of 500 citizens, chosen through lottery to represent a cross-section of the society. All social groups were equally represented. The Athens Council had the power to overrule any decision that ignored the legitimate concerns of the minority. The Athenian democracy wished to avoid tyranny more than anything. This is why it did not define itself as majority rule, although it put to vote most policy issues. The essential features of the Athenian democracy were freedom from tyranny and the inclusion of all citizens in the governance. Any kind of tyranny -- including majority rule -- keeps some citizens out of government. The Athens Council provided the checks against any tyranny of the majority.
Ancient Athenians had shown us that democracy is not a utopian ideal, because it takes human limitations into account better than any other form of government. The inventors of democracy knew that even the best of people could be distracted by ambition. They knew how easily success could lead to pride, and pride to arrogance.
Democracy was born out of the awareness of human limitations, and it was designed to prevent leaders or groups from having unchecked power that could lead the wisest of them to arrogance and blunder.
Although the Athenian system of direct democracy may not be praticable in our complex world, the idea of stemming the tyranny of the majority still remains germane. Without some checks and balances, political parties can become a tool for ambitious political leaders to promote their own personal powers.
Thanks to our first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system, Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a contrived majority, despite winning only 40 per cent of votes and he is already claiming that he has the mandate of the majority. He has appointed Senators who failed to win the election. Now he controls both the House of Commons and the Senate. All the elements for a tyranny of the majority are now in place.
To counter a single party or a powerful leader from monopolizing power, a modified form of Athens Council may be in order. This can be done by turning our patronage-driven Senate into a non-partisan body. Instead of the Prime Minister appointing the Senators on partiswan basis, all Senators should be appointed by an all-party committee on a non-partisan basis. Or, they can be elected on a non-partisan basis in the same way municipal councillors are elected on a non-partisan basis. Freed from ties with political parties, non-partisan Senators would be able to provide necessary checks and balances to the governing majority. Like the Athens Council, they will have power to override any decision that ingnores the legitimate concern of the minority. As a non-partisan body, the Senate will not create any partisan gridlock as evident in the partisan U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The non-partisan Senate will oversee the work of the parliament and become a true chamber of "sober, second thought."
The inventors of democracy had shown us the way how avoid any tyranny of the majority. As Prof. Paul Woodruff, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, writes in his path-breaking study First Democracy; The Challenge of an Ancient Idea: "We have permitted governments we call democracies to develop so much internal momentum that fewer and fewer people feel they have any reason to vote. ... The idea of democracy was subject to intense challenge in the ancient world. The resulting debate brought the ideas of democracy into clear focus. Understanding the ancient debate, we can clear the clouds and cobwebs away from the ideas we are trying to express in democracy today."
MAHMOOD ELAHI

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Subject: The Latest from Impolitical
From: Impolitical <impolitic@rogers.com>
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Something missing all around

Posted: 03 May 2012 03:45 AM PDT
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Impolitical

So I watched this 8 minute video version of Harper's speech to caucus yesterday. It was, as many reports have recounted, packed with a consistent economic focus. Of course. He really doesn't seem to enjoy talking about anything else and that's the turf they want everyone focused on.

But the economy is not the sum total of a nation, so there's always so much missing when he gives a speech like this.

The closest he gets to his vision is the stuff about Canadians giving his government a "mandate to secure their prosperity." He repeated that twice. It's not that rousing. It's also devoid in caring. What should prosperous nations do? Guard their prosperity, is that it? A nation of hoarders and me-firsters? Or should they be concerned about the least among us and around the world, for example. Where's the moral fibre in Harper's speech? But, I digress...

The line that stood out in the speech for me was this: "We are the only party in this country with a serious, workable economic plan." That seems to me to be the big challenge in defeating these Harper led Conservatives.

So what's their plan? They talk a lot about having one, for starters. And they have framed the economic debate pretty thoroughly with the Economic Action Plan branding and the low tax lingo. Then there's the part of the plan that sees us as hewers and drawers of our natural resources. There is also the pushing of free trade deals around the world.

Now what are the elements of the economic plan or vision that challenges the Conservative one? Anything coming to mind? What is the alternative to the Harper economic agenda?

Challenging how the government is spending dollars is fine and needs to be done. What the larger plan is as an alternative that is clearly identifiable and credible and resonates with people...that seems to be missing. That's a common critique around the world.

I'm hoping that during the Liberal leadership race there's going to be a fresh and credible challenge on economic grounds to Harper's staking out of this territory. That there is some new thinking that challenges the economic orthodoxy that the nation is being fed. Mulcair and the NDP, for their part, are going to have a high hill to climb in terms of being trusted on economic issues.

There is an opportunity to elbow into the space that Harper is occupying. He's not really doing that well despite newspaper editorials telling you how dreamy he is. Canada is ripe for and is owed an alternative.

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To: <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: International "Ark" Project launched

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From: "Al Gullon"
Subject: best laugh I've had in a month of Sundays

'lo Joe,
Maybe this is something for the Daily Digest.
THE HAIRCUT

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.'
The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop.
The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you ' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there
were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.
And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

BOTH POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON!

Sincerely,
     Al

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
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Subject: Your response to Ian Berg--DD
http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=717

Joe--thanks so much for your response to Ian Berg. We exterminated Libyans because Gadhaffi was protecting his people from mossad/NATO backed rebels. But when israel murdered Palestinian civilians with banned weapons and continues to do that to this day our PM states he 'stands with israel' What more proof do we need that the planet is controlled by the zionists? Christian Churches and cemeteries are defaced in Canada and it is not considered a hate crime but oy vey if a jewish building or cemetery is defaced. Canada Park in israel is built on three demolished Palestinian villages but this is not a crime?
Thousands of Palestinians are held in jail without charge or trial but this is ok? More obvious that the zionists control the USI--the same thing has been legislated to be done there.
My response to any one that calls me anti-semitic is that I have nothing against Arabs. The so called 'jews' are Khazars that converted to judiaism and have nothing to do with israel or anything else jewish.

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/khazars.html
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Subject: student tuition in Quebec  DD

Joe--Libya had government paid education for all Libyans who wanted an education, whether in Libya or abroad.  And we destroyed Libya.  Gadhaffi saw the importance of education and made sure all those that wanted an education could get one.  He did not over tax his people for this but managed the banks and the resources to help the people rather than the elite.  Sadly our governments believe that the people should be held accountable for everything and governments/corporations/banksters should be held accountable for nothing.  Will raising tuition give the students a better education??  Not a chance--it will jsut put more money into the hands of the elite while more and more people will stay away form bettering themselves because of massive debt. 
becky

Education doesn't only better those receiving it . . . It's capital invested for our future as a people, at least some of us think so.
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Subject: Are Politicians Signing Away National Sovereignty? By Stephen J. Gray
http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/

"The integration of North America's economies would best be achieved through an "incremental" approach, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable. The cable, released through the WikiLeaks website and apparently written Jan. 28, 2005, discusses some of the obstacles surrounding the merger of the economies of Canada, the United States and Mexico in a fashion similar to the European Union." (emphasis added) (National Post, June 2, 2011.) [1]

The European Union (EU) is a disaster that has resulted in a loss of national sovereignty and democracy for the countries concerned. Some countries are now ruled by unelected "technocrats," and austerity is being imposed on some by the unelected International Monetary Fund (IMF). There are those in this world and North America who are working to form a North American Union (NAU) similar to the E.U.

The Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper has proposed a Free Trade deal with the EU. The Montreal Gazette of April 28, 2012 had the headline, "Tories pitch EU free-trade deal online…text of pact remains hidden from public" The article went on to state: "The deal is not just about free trade, which eliminates tariffs at the border, but greater economic integration with the EU." [2] (emphasis added)

Journalist Andrew Coyne writing in the National Post of May 3, 2012, stated:
"Even the [Harper] government's most ambitious plans, such as the simultaneous negotiation of free trade treaties with virtually every major trade bloc in the world, or its top-to-bottom reform of immigration policy, are presented as faits accomplis, unveiled in rapid succession without much opportunity for consultation — or for opposition to form." [3] (emphasis added)

There was not much "opportunity" for "opposition to form" to the E.U.
Some of the countries in the undemocratic E.U. were "integrated" without the consent of their citizens. Are we going to see the same thing happening with the proposed North American Union (NAU). This union started off being called the Security and Prosperity Partnership(SPP). That name died after some of the public woke up and started questioning the motives. I believe it has since been resurrected as "The North American Leaders Summit" another name for it is "Beyond Borders." Of course, the politicians tell us it's all about creating jobs and security, (they always tell us that) and who could be against that, even if your national sovereignty is signed away? Let's face it do we really believe the politicians dreamed up all these "deals" on their own? Are there powerful forces behind the scenes pushing the agenda and hiding out of sight? For instance, our own P.M Harper scurried over to Davos – where the elites meet – to announce changes to Old Age Security (OAS). One would have thought he would have done this in Parliament first? But, no he did not. Surely, the elites of the world are not pulling his strings? Still, there were other Liberal politicians before him involved with a NAU. Is he just carrying on where the liberals left off? [See A and B in other info]

One of the most influential business writers, Peter F. Drucker, wrote in his book, Post-Capitalist Society, that "The economic integration of the three countries into one region is proceeding so fast that it will make little difference whether the marriage is sanctified legally or not."
Note: The "three countries" were Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.

Some questions about all these "deals:"
Do we wish to lose our sovereignty?

Are there shadowy figures behind these agendas?

Are these people, dangerous, devious and determined?

Are the politicians doing their bidding?

Do we want to be like the EU, prisoners of an imposed undemocratic system?

Should all these so-called "free trade" and "NAU" deals be debated in parliament?

Should there be a referendum on any proposed NAU?

Are we seeing political treachery?

Are Constitutions being undermined?

Are Parliaments and Congress being bypassed?

Is all this part of The New World Order (NWO)?

A "…former military intelligence and civilian police officer Mike Snopes."
Said this:
"I'm no conspiracy theorist, but this latest summit smacks of something more sinister than we've seen in the past," Snopes said. [4]

There is a large amount of info on the agendas mentioned in this article. I have given some links for those interested below. If we care about our country's independence, future, and sovereignty; I believe we should start questioning our politicians and demand referendums before any deals are authorized. After all it is our country.

Stephen J. Gray
May 4, 2012.

Endnotes:

[1] http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/02/leaked-u-s-cable-lays-out-north-american-%E2%80%98integration%E2%80%99-strategy/

[2] http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Tories+pitch+free+trade+deal+online/6533402/story.html

[3] http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/05/02/andrew-coyne-a-year-into-his-majority-harper-is-still-playing-the-minority-game/

[4] http://www.examiner.com/article/americans-suspicious-of-plans-for-north-american-union
More Info at links below:
http://www.infowars.com/new-obama-executive-order-pushes-us-closer-to-a-north-american-union-and-a-one-world-economic-system/

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/zombie-time-dead-north-american-union-revived/

Meet Robert Pastor: Father of the North American Union
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=16189

In your considered view is this more conspiracy theory or an in reality concern for those favouring a sovereign Dominion of Canada?

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