Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Daily Digest June 12, 2012



The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ARCHIVED at http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/

OPINION AND INFORMATION
_____CANADA

As landscape shifts to the right, don't dismiss NDP-Liberal merger
History shows merger unlikely

Justin Trudeau is the best hope for Liberals – and Conservatives
Justin time for Liberal leadership

Justin Trudeau's best option may lie in the future
Premier Rae was ahead of his time

The opposition shares the blame for creating omnibus bill mess
Omnibus bill sidelines MPs

More debate needed on Tories' Bill C-38
Conservatives strike blow for freedom

Mulcair's Defence Policy: a delicate balancing act
Hypocrisy, thy name is Mulcair

Dutch disease infects think-tank report on oil boom
Magnotta beer brawl shows some companies still don't get social media

Who will preserve the past for future generations?
Trudeau says there's pressure on him to run in Liberal leadership race

Bob Rae's wait for Grit crown has been long, but does party prefer Justin Trudeau?
Federal budget 2012: More subterfuge hidden inside The Trojan Horse bill

Omnibus bill exposes 'pragmatic' Stephen Harper as a radical
The Conservatives' arrogance will come back to bite them

Bernier's maverick call for bilingualism reignites Tory push in Quebec
Tory pundit, local lawyer toss hats into ring for Calgary nomination

The Commons: Young Stephen Harper meets Last Year's Bob Rae
Again restricting debate, Tories set stage for final budget votes

Conservatives breaking record for stifling Commons debate: NDP
Budget bill set for shutdown as marathon vote looms

Ibbitson: Omnibus bill is a product of the democratic process
Bills the Tories are looking to pass, and those still on the back burner
14 bills to keep MPs burning the candle at both ends

Tories tried to limit RCMP's apology to Robert Pickton victims
MP Kent: 'Riel House is not closing'

Public will see F-35 cost estimates after independent analysis: Ambrose
Order paper answer sheds light on government's knowledge of F-35 cost

AG to release report into parliamentarians' spending
John Baird: The Next Minister of National Defence?

Justin time for Liberal leadership
Trudeau says no plan to run for Liberal's top job

L. Martin: Justin Trudeau is the best hope for Liberals – and Conservatives
Hébert:
Justin Trudeau's best option may lie in the future

Ottawa, Michigan reach deal on new bridge
Scott Brison's Income Inequality Motion M-315 Calls For Study Of Canada's Growing Gap

NS premier expects Ottawa to stick to shipbuilding deal
Time to 'cut steel' on shipbuilding contract, Canada's top soldier says

Parliament's Centre Block valued as office at $87.9M
Hiring outlook hits 2-year low

Ottawa plans to delay F-35 cost disclosure
Order paper answer sheds light on government's knowledge of F-35 cost

Voter-contact records show work not listed on Del Mastro election spending report: source
listed on his election spending report.
Omnibus bill is a product of the democratic process

Feds plan to limit debate twice on sweeping omnibus budget bill this week
Stage to be set today for marathon vote in the Commons over Tory budget bill

The tale of the budget omnibus
Tories divided over NDP bilingualism bill

PQ Leader Pauline Marois says byelection win starts march to sovereignty
Liberals retain Lafontaine, lose Argenteuil

Rona Ambrose Says She is Confident the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Will Be On Time and Budget
Budget cuts could mean less shipbuilding dollars

Defence, Public Works mum on any shipbuilding changes
Tory immigration bill passes in Commons

CBC execs pocket bonuses while workers laid off
Survey shows world peace improved in 2011; Canada at 4th place

Top soldier requested staff study Citizen article on soldier's suicide for errors, inquiry told
Equal pay, but there's no rush: court appeal by unions

Searching for answers after Red Deer's pipeline spill
Premier Clark seeking star candidates to add lustre to campaign

All-nighter for MHAs against access to information changes
Calgary rolling out 'Noise Snares' to catch loud vehicles

Halifax claims bagging rights: City won't follow Toronto's lead on plastic bag ban, Mayor says
Waiting for Flaherty: CPP IB Questions for the Minister of Finance

A Waterloo Moment: Bill C-38 Goes Before the House Read more...
Taking in the CPP Investment Board Public Hearing (Victoria) Read more...

Enbridge Ad Campaign Versus Stubborn Facts Read more...
Heading into third round of talks toward a free trade deal with Canada, Morocco's foreign minister's happy with the progress so far.Read More

_____FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Ronald Reagan's Raw Deal for America
Global Rebalancing: The U.S.-China Dimension

Southern China's Thin(ning) Green Line
A Capitalism for the People

Why Supervising the Financial Sector Really Matters
Lawmakers Pushing 20-Week Abortion Ban Block Painful Testimonies

FEATURE: On Assad - Stephen Eric Bronner
Nuclear Time Warp

FOCUS: Ayn Rand, Just Go Away
Monsanto's GM DroughtGard Failure


Supreme Court Rejects Case On Alleged Torture Of US Citizen6932-general-john-allen-afghanistan-060812.jpg
Afghan Government Warns US Over 'One-Sided' Airstrike That Killed 18

Israel and US Strategic Interests
War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way

Five "Indisputable Points" About Human Caused Climate Change
Leakers, Whistleblowers, and Obama's Intelligence Games: A Dagger Pointed at the Heart of American Democracy

Syria: Killings and Atrocities Committed by Foreign Mercenaries and Militia Armed and Supported by Western Military Alliance
Houla Massacre Committed by US-NATO Sponsored "Free Syrian Army"

Will Knowing the Truth of Syrian Massacres Matter?
Death from Above: Another Weekend in Gaza

Egypt's Answer To Glenn Beck – OpEd
Is There A Trade-Off Between Economic Growth And Equality? – OpEd

Sahel-Saharan States Take Aim At Security Threats
Serbia: Nikolic To Meet With EU Officials This Week

Afghanistan: Karzai Says Airstrikes In Civilian Areas 'Absolutely Banned'
Insurgents Named Responsible for Syrian Massacres

As Earth warms, forest floors add greenhouse gases to the air

Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables

RIO+20: Transforming Political Platitudes into Economic Realities
More Austerity Won't Solve European Crisis, U.N. Says

Q&A: "Today's Food System Is Failing Small Farmers"
MEXICO: Yearly Floods the New Reality for Rural Women

Agriculture Key to Liberia's Youth Unemployment Challenge
Dam Threatens Turkey’s Past and Future

Germany's Energy Revolution Hits Potholes
Fair Trade Alive and Well in Spain Despite Recession

World Bank Warns Euro Fears May Slow Global Growth
US National Security Leaks Roil Capitol Hill

Nancy Pelosi Confronted Over the NDAA Indefinite Detention of Americans
NATO Preparing Vast Disinformation Campaign

DHS Agencies to Buy Up to 7,000 New 5.56x45mm NATO Personal Defense Weapons"
Could Israel Attack Syria Based on Falsified Chemical Weapons Claims?

Agent Provocateur At Bilderberg 2012 Tried to Set Up Protesters With Fake Bomb Threat
Bilderberg 2012: Entering the Lions Den

Burma Declares State of Emergency
Implosion of The Houla Massacre Story Is Anyone Paying Attention?

NATO Vs. SCO – OpEd READ MORE
The System Is Failing Most of Us READ MORE

Leaking War: How Obama's Targeted Killings, Leaks and the Everything-Is-Classified State Have Fused
Read the Article
Here it comes: Another series of 'limited' air strikes and no-fly zones http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10976.html

Secrets of Body Language http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10965.html
Why the Shafilea Ahmed trial should be the final nail in the coffin of Multiculturalism
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/1303/why_the_shafilea_ahmed_trial_should_be_the_final_nail_in_the_coffin_of_multiculturalism

Reporter Detained/Arrested Investigating Mysterious Explosion That Rocked N. Michigan

Source 380 American Rebels Reported Killed In Michigan Battle
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MARDI 12 JUIN 2012
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22h22 -50e marche nocturne · Peu de manifestants sous la pluie
Environ 250 personnes ont fait fi du mauvais temps, mardi soir, pour participer à la 50e manifestation nocturne. Agence QMI
22h18 -Affiche controversée · Khadir veut poursuivre Le Journal
Amir Khadir a réitéré mardi que l'adaptation du tableau La liberté guidant le peuple d'Eugène Delacroix, qui a suscité la controverse, «n'est rien d'autre qu'une parodie». Agence QMI
21h54 -Salut nazi · Étudiants dénoncés
Une importante organisation juive estime que le salut nazi, utilisé par certains étudiants lors des manifestations, «souille la mémoire de l'Holocauste». Agence QMI
21h21 -Coût des F-35 · Un vérificateur indépendant à la rescousse
Libéraux et néo-démocrates estiment que le gouvernement de Stephen Harper ne fait plus confiance aux chiffres fournis par le ministère de la Défense. Agence QMI
19h30 -Affiche controversée · «On ne connaît pas Khadir», assure Mise en demeure
Le groupe qui a conçu la fameuse affiche sur laquelle un Jean Charest mort gît sous les pieds d'un Amir Khadir armé, assure ne pas connaitre le cochef de Québec solidaire. Agence QMI
03h47 -Manifestants · Des fouilles qui rapportent
Les policiers ont trouvé roches, briques et arme lors de leurs fouilles du week-end de la F-1. JDM
03h22 -Perquisition · Charest mort au pied de Khadir
Une surprenante affiche a été retrouvée chez le député de Mercier jeudi dernier. JDM
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LUNDI 11 JUIN 2012
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23h17 -CLASSE · Pas de vacances pour les fédérations étudiantes
La Coalition large pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (CLASSE) souhaite profiter de l'été pour engager un dialogue avec la population.
20h46 -Fouilles systématiques · La CLASSE réclame une enquête indépendante
L'association étudiante a dénoncé lundi les fouilles systématiques et les arrestations provisoires qui auraient été effectuées sur des personnes arborant le carré rouge. Agence QMI
20h40 -CBC/Radio-Canada · Primes généreuses et mises à pied
Alors que CBC/Radio-Canada continue à supprimer des emplois et à annuler des émissions dans le sillage de compressions budgétaires annoncées en mars, le grand manitou de l'organisation défend les grosses primes versées à des cadres supérieurs. Agence QMI
17h00 -Projet de loi C-38 · Il pourrait y avoir 159 votes aux Communes
Une grande bataille va s'engager cette semaine entre le gouvernement et les partis d'opposition au sujet du projet de loi C-38 de mise en œuvre du budget. Agence QMI
16h29 -Élections provinciales partielles · Des milliers d'électeurs votent ce lundi
Les électeurs d'Argenteuil et de LaFontaine, considérées comme des châteaux forts libéraux, ont jusqu'à 20 h pour exprimer leur choix.
05h56 -48e manif nocturne · Douze personnes ont été arrêtées
Peu de temps après le début de la marche, l'ambiance a tourné au vinaigre. Agence QMI
04h23 -Craintes de guerres de nourriture · Une école embauche des agents de sécurité
La fin de l'année scolaire ramène quelques débordements indésirables et plusieurs écoles secondaires tentent désespérément d'éviter les «food fight». Agence QMI
01h35 -Santé · Une formation sur les émotions
Des employés du ministère de la Santé ont notamment appris à se créer des trames sonores. JDM

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No comment from me on the passage of the Omnibus Budget Bill C-38 into law.

Take a few minutes from focus on internal affairs to familiarize yourself with what can lead to WW III

RUSSIAN WARNING SHOTS AS SYRIAN CONFLICT THREATENS TO DEGENERATE INTO WORLD WAR
http://syria360.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/russian-warning-shots-as-syrian-conflict-threatens-to-degenerate-into-world-war/
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The nature of the Syrian crisis has changed. The process of destabilization that was to open the path for legal military intervention by the Atlantic Alliance has failed. Removing its mask, the United States has publicly announced the possibility of attacking Syria without the approval of the Security Council, as it also did in Kosovo. Washington must be pretending not to have noticed that the Russia of Vladimir Putin is not that of Boris Yeltsin. After being assured of Chinese support, Moscow literally fired two warning shots in the direction of Washington. The continuing violations of international law by NATO and the GCC threaten to unleash a global conflict.

With Helicopter Allegation, US Raises Heat on Russia . . . Arab states arm rebels as UN talks of Syrian civil war
https://news.google.ca/news/story?ncl=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-12/russia-sending-attack-helicopters-to-syria-clinton-says.html&hl=en&geo=ca

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: A little humour.

The Afghan Quarterback

The coach had put together the perfect team for the Detroit Lions. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win.

Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in Afghanistan .. In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Afghan Muslim soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards away.

KABOOM!

He threw another hand-grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney.

KA-BLOOEY!

Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph.

BULLS-EYE!

"I've got to get this guy!" coach said to himself. "He has the perfect arm, eye and doesn't cave under pressure"

So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great game of football. And the Lions go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young Afghan is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.

"Mom," he says into the phone, "I just won the Super Bowl!"

"I don't want to talk to you," the old Afghan woman says. "You are not my son!"

"I don't think you understand, Mother," the young man pleads. "I've won the greatest sporting event in the world. I'm here among thousands of my adoring fans."

"No! Let me tell you!" his mother retorts. "At this very moment, there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn't get raped!" The old lady pauses, and then tearfully says, "I will never forgive you for making us move to Detroit !"

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From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Canada is a model that works, Harper tells Europe, Mark Kennedy, June 11, 2012

Re: Canada is a model that works, Harper tells Europe, Mark Kennedy, June 11, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Canada+model+that+works+Harper+tells+Europe/6764719/story.html

Harper's "fiscal discipline" is code for downsizing government services, firing government employees, restricting unemployment insurance, and weakening unions. Alas, these austerity measures demoralize workers, reduce aggregate demand, and send the economy into a long downward death spiral. The European elites have been implementing many of these so-called structural reforms for years and the only guaranteed growth is a huge increase in the manufacture of tear gas and riot gear.
Larry Kazdan,

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From: "Stephanie McDowall"
Subject: Was Houla Massacre OrderedBy Western Military?
http://www.rense.com/general95/houla.html

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From: "rory j. koopmans" <roryjkoopmans@hotmail.com>
Subject: Executive Dissertations: Inflationary Grade Pressures From Schools
Not Inflationary Measures From The Governor Of The Bank Of/De Canada
http://rjkoopmans.blogspot.ca/2012/06/inflationary-grade-pressures-from.html

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Subject: The Latest from Impolitical
From: Impolitical <impolitic@rogers.com>[]

C-38 Speaker's ruling reaction

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 01:56 PM PDT

Key point on Scheer's ruling and the ongoing discussion over C-38, the government's monstrous omnibus bill that jams unrelated and consequential bills into the budget process: "It's something that clearly means we're going to have to change the way Parliament does business," Rae said. "If we can't succeed in doing that under this government, we'll have to succeed in doing it under a government in the future."

This is not an inside the Queensway argument after all that should be diminished as something people don't care about. Good government is one of our constitutional hallmarks (section 91) that is frustratingly being trampled by Harper et al. Good government is about our values, who we are as a nation from the get-go. Good government leads to good decisions, based on merit, not focus group tested political self-interest.

It is good that it is being highlighted now and will be on an ongoing basis over the next few years. The contempt argument this afternoon builds on the prior contempt argument from spring 2011 as well. Who knows, any one of these days, the pressure raised from contemptuous proceedings could rot some brave Conservative souls to the core and they may decide to do something about it.

Also look forward to hearing a lot more about that from Liberal leadership candidates who care to make the case in the upcoming race.

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From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Canada's status as a first-tier nation becomes stronger every day, Matthew Fisher, June 11, 2012

Re: Canada's status as a first-tier nation becomes stronger every day, Matthew Fisher, June 11, 2012
http://www.canada.com/business/Fisher+Canada+status+first+tier+nation+becomes+stronger+every/6764314/story.html

First-tier countries respect their democratic processes, protect their natural environments, and promote economies that are balanced. Does this describe the Harper Conservatives - a government that muzzles or fires its scientists, inspectors, and statisticians to hide the truth from the public, and even from itself?
Larry Kazdan,

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: I would say it is a bad joke

Kotarski: Democracy is becoming a joke
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Kotarski+Democracy+becoming+joke/6761838/story.html

A race car driver, a newspaper columnist and a Scottish professor walk into a bar and begin to talk about democracy.
First, the race car driver. "We vote for people - and if you're not happy, then you vote for other people the next time around. And if you're not happy, you complain, they listen, and that's it."

That's Quebec-born, Monaco-raised former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve talking about representative democracy last Thursday as he criticized Quebec's student protesters for trying to disrupt a cocktail party kicking off Canadian Grand Prix festivities in Montreal.
"It's time for people to wake up and stop loafing about," Villeneuve added.

Next, the newspaper columnist. "Nobody gets killed for his beliefs in our democracy; nobody is jailed or beaten for speaking his mind. Nevertheless, there are moments when the curtain is pulled back, and we see the interplay of power and subordination in its rawest form - the humiliations, the lies, and most humiliating of all, the obligatory lie, the forced confession, in which some poor schmuck is dragged in front of the cameras and required to state that day is night, even when, especially when, the whole world knows that day is not night, and knows that he knows day is not night, but has been forced to say it anyway just to rub his nose in it, or rather, to rub our noses in it, to assert the primacy of power, not just over poor schmucks, but over truth itself. . . ."

That's Postmedia News's Andrew Coyne, who on May 30 commented on the absurdity of the Harper government's omnibus budget bill, "that 425-page ransom note demanding MPs approve amendments to more than 60 bills at once, or bring about the government's defeat." READ MORE

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Canada is a foreign controlled dictatorship.

A sad day for conservatism in Canada
by Connie Fournier » 06/ 12/ 12 12:48 pm
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In 1994, Stephen Harper said the following about a Liberal omnibus bill (that wasn't even a budget bill): "First, there is a lack of relevancy of these issues. The omnibus bills we have before us attempt to amend several different existing laws. Second, in the interest of democracy I ask: How can members represent their constituents on these various areas when they are forced to vote in a block on such legislation and on such concerns? We can agree with some of the measures but oppose others. How do we express our views and the views of our constituents when the matters are so diverse? Dividing the bill into several components would allow members to represent views of their constituents on each of the different components in the bill."

Now our own Conservative government has put together the biggest omnibus budget bill in history. A bill that will change approximately 70 laws. And, because it is a budget bill, our CPC Caucus is being whipped into voting for every single one of those changes. Two of those changes allow for US law enforcement to police Canadians on our own soil, and abolish all oversight of CSIS. ...(emphasis added)
[read the rest at link below]

http://www.freedominion.com.pa/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=155749
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From: Ron Thornton
Subject: Re: Daily Digest June 11, 2012 030

Howdy Joseph:

I share some concerns in regards to Bill C-38, as there is too much being slipped in under the covers of this single piece of legislation. However, I do not share the idea of marching naked down the streets of Edmonton in protest like the students in Quebec. Hey, if anything would prompt the use of fire hoses, that sure would. That said, the parliamentary channel might provide some interesting viewing this week.

Becky mentioned the air we breath, but smog is one thing the people in Edmonton very, very rarely have to deal with. I am also interested in how the oil spill is dealt with on the Red Deer River, as if they fail to impress us there they won't get much support dragging a line through British Columbia. I agree that they must demonstrate their responsibility and how prepared they deal with such events, as a "sorry" later just won't cut it. As for destroying the planet, we might kill a few plants and nuke a few critters, but we are not destroying our planet. Mind you, we mind be destroying some things that make it habitable for us, but the planet (like Venus and Neptune) is just fine.
<http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/broadcast.response.do?ea.url.id=92183&ea.campaigner.email=blWF6geYJWGhbujrbDbZhA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0>
Brian touched on our economy, and I am one who prefers the free market system. Of course, that only works with real competition and rules in place to prevent what are essentially monopolies springing up. If the only alternative to state run agencies are private monopolies, I would prefer the organization that gives me the opportunity to vote some bastards out, if need be.

Joseph would like to see proportional representation instituted in our governance. I understand as to why, but I've yet to see put forward a working model that beats the present system. Like it or not, majorities work better than minorities, and if you don't like what we have at present then work toward replacing the bums the next time at the polls. Still, if there are ways of doing things differently that doesn't turn Parliament into a dog's breakfast, then I would be interesting in looking at them.

The Natroses wonder why we don't process the raw bitumen in Alberta - instead of risking the world's environment by shipping it out in his raw form. Damn good question. I wonder the same thing. The answer is............?

As to the problems those living in remote areas have in being able to afford living there, the answer to their questions are quite simple. You live in a remote area. According to the info provided, apples in Nunavut go for $15 a bag. I wonder why this is? Maybe it is because apples don't grow there, traditionally have never been found there. People want to live on traditional but very remote lands, but under modern conditions. What was acceptable in 1862 is no longer acceptable in 2012, and those communities are no longer sustainable without being welfare cases. In the old days, you moved in order to find greener pastures, as so many did from Saskatchewan in the 1930's. Now we expect others to pay in order for us to live where we want, with the modern conveniences we want. Why should we expect that? My grandparents lived just 20 miles outside of Edmonton, but I remember when they first got power, when they received their first phone, and I never used anything other than an outhouse there when nature called, even at 40 below. They had to wait for modern conveniences to come to them...or move if they wanted them sooner than the technology of the time could deliver them in an affordable manner.

Meanwhile, students of Quebec have screwed an entire term of their studies by protesting against what would still be the lowest tuition in the nation. I guess they feel entitled to their entitlements. This fall, my sons go to post secondary and much of those costs will be paid for by the child allowances that they have received since they were born. We never spent a dime of that money, with all of it being set away for their post secondary education right from the start. Not bad for a one income family, and not a very rich income at that. My kids are entitled to higher education, and their parents made sure of it. Now, if the government would like to throw in some more, they are more than welcome to.

Ron Thornton
Edmonton, Ab.

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From: "Tom Brewer"

"It is MY way or the highway".... This is Stephen Harper's sense of sensibility, in my opinion!
The omnibus bill is horrendous! I'm positive the intention is to break any opposition! It is Harper's attempt to control Parliament... To make discussion something we knew!
We should know the Opposition is there to oppose and the government to rule the day! Obviously, the government assumes the right "they are right... And thus screw you", in my opinion. Gone are the days of coming to a concensus! Who looses here? We the people! The people who pay taxes in all of this. Maddening indeed!

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From: M Bregg
Subject: FW: Riel House closing down

Riel House closing down
Historic home falls victim to budget cuts
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/riel-house-closing-down-158399725.html
Historic Riel House, where Louis Riel lay in state after he was hanged, is closing its doors.
The national historic site, located in south St. Vital, will cease all interpretive services and
likely warehouse its historic artifacts after this summer.

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From: The Natroses

Geoffrey Laxton provides a link, an insightful paper, for all to read. Insightful, and illuminating to offer an explanation beyond the poppycock that is used to justified the local, national and international government policies and ideology, based on a very old form of racism according to social-economic status levels. Something that has plagued mankind from the beginning, and it is alive and well across the globe, in its many diverse forms, of the justification of subordination of peoples based on the social-economic status of people.

" Flanagan's expert-witness stints have not proved unrewarding, but friends insist he is driven not by money but ideology. "He's concerned the state should not adopt people as wards," says Allan Kornberg. "It eventually has a corrosive effect on the entire society." That libertarian loathing of special rights for any group is the philosophical underpinning of Flanagan's most provocative work, First Nations? Second Thoughts, which unleashed outrage not only in aboriginal circles, but in the usually restrained corridors of academe. "These aren't second thoughts," says Joyce Green, an associate professor at the University of Regina and a Metis herself. "They're the same old first thoughts that the colonizers came with from Europe. It's a celebration of the original arguments that supported the subordination of indigenous peoples."

What ignited the most fury was Flanagan's contention that aboriginals were simply conquered peoples who'd been bested by Europeans with a higher degree of "civilization," as he termed it. That argument, peppered with references to "savagery," hadn't been heard in polite company for decades. "There's a fundamental racism that underpins his view," says Radha Jhappan. "It's an amazingly selective reading of history and it's driven by a particular right-wing agenda that wants to undermine the claims of collectivity."
http://walrusmagazine.com/articles/the-man-behind-stephen-harper-tom-flanagan/4/

The above quote, the last sentence of of utmost importance and bears repeating - "There's a fundamental racism that underpins his view," says Radha Jhappan. "It's an amazingly selective reading of history and it's driven by a particular right-wing agenda that wants to undermine the claims of collectivity."

There are those among us, with the political and economic capital determined to remove the natural tendencies of human beings to care for one another, solve problems as a collective group, and share the wealth from their work, to where no one is at risk of perishing and the collective whole can survived for another day. After reading the article in the Walrus article, it brought back a memory - a conversation I had at a fancy barbecue, invited by a boyfriend, who I had no idea he came from a social sphere far removed from my social status of what is typical middle-class. Good thing, my mother taught her kids the Ps and Qs on how to behave and act without pretending that you are something else. One can maintain their principles and beliefs, without pretending that they are part of the crowd, as my mother use to say. I was very uncomfortable, because I look liked the poor cousin, where everyone in the crowd was definitely not wearing the 'Walmart' clothing brand. I soon learned, quite a few blue-bloods of the American crowd of the Mayflower were present, making my own pedigree questionable. Conversations centred around the settlers before America and Canada became nations, and the people working collectively together along with the indigenous peoples, to build a life, far removed from the cesspools of Europe, that was not based on the subordination of peoples. Europe still remains a cesspool of denying the claims of collectively, and still continues to practice the oldest form of racism, based on social-economic status on the pretence of civilized ideology - an idea of forcing civilized behaviour of a kind that is in lock step with government's ideologies/dogma, to have the peoples willingly to offer themselves in subordination of others.

Everything change after Canada and United States became countries, to where 2012 throughout the globe, the uprising of peoples that are no longer are willing to be in subordination of others, especially the likes of Flanagan, who pretends to be part of the blue-bloods. Flanagan, certainly brings my blood to the boiling point, but he is a prime example of this attitude running through all political lines and governments. The father knows best attitude, having others to define who we are, what we will do, to the point where all of us are operating under 'the every man for himself', and the hell with the other people. The other people have the labels of various adjectives - such as lazy, shiftless, savages, whiners, terrorist, and many more of various hues and colours.

Supporting evidence of this attitude is every where, and yes Flanagan represents it with all its corrosiveness that infects society today. "
Flanagan's expert-witness stints have not proved unrewarding, but friends insist he is driven not by money but ideology. "He's concerned the state should not adopt people as wards," says Allan Kornberg. "It eventually has a corrosive effect on the entire society." Flanagan even shares another trait that is common, taking credit for something he should not take credit for. On page 4 of the Walrus article, "Lorne goes fishing and catches a monster the first time, in less than an hour. You may well ask, Where is the Just Society? Anyway, I consider it partly 'my' fish because of the contributions described above. After Lorne sent me the picture, I had a friend take a shot of me with her digital camera and scan my head onto Lorne's body. That's why I look so relaxed, because I wasn't actually holding a slippery 36-pound fish! I'd love to simply publish the picture and thus complete my campaign of historical revisionism. But in fairness to Lorne, we have to ask his permission and promise to put in some kind of explanation."
http://walrusmagazine.com/articles/the-man-behind-stephen-harper-tom-flanagan/4/

Harper and the gang does not hold the exclusive rights to this attitude and ideology that subjugates others to their will, creating images of falsehoods that depicts themselves as the new 'gods' of mortality. In the comment section, the last one - " I can not believe there is people out there who think it is okay to steal, lie, take our spirituality, language and live off the means of poverty and still be racist. Poverty is a business and because of colonization and repeated abuse my First Nation People are worse than poverty. The businesses do not like our people in their establishments unless they want them to clean, paint or do odd jobs for a pack of smokes or cheap, cheap wages, then as soon as they leave they talk about them. They live off of our addictions and laugh."
Not just the First Nations and the Inuit, but everyone of the diverse collective groups found across society. At presently, it is the seasonal workers that are held up as being shiftless, lazy and are being targeted to pay the price in the form of reduce wages, working longer hours, by the very same politicians who practice the black arts of stealing, lying, and other disreputable immoral behaviours, that is now the new 'moral' behaviour for the 21st century.

Flanagan and Harper are two peas in a pod, sharing an ideology that has plagued mankind since man roamed Earth. They epitomized why humans gathered in communities, to protect themselves from the Flanagans' of the world, who wrapped themselves up as being the best civilized people under the auspices of economic and political power. Over 200 years ago, long before United States and Canada became nations, the settlers knew the most dangerous people among them, are the 'Flanagans' of the world, and not the savages that Flanagan describes in his book. Today, we are supposed to be afraid of everyone, except for the government and the big corporations, who supposedly have our best interests at heart.

Below, just taken out of today's DD - as the evidence of the corrosiveness of an old and ancient attitude that has plagued man, and is now here in the form of the new mortality and the henchmen who practice it, no matter how destructive it is - from genocides to secrecy and everything in between - the black art has been refined and retune from the days of Hitler.

IE changes

http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/105761-ei-reform-atlantic-premiers-may-have-to-fight

The European Crisis

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/08/dippers-fiddle-as-europe-burns

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/harper-applauds-spain-bailout-touts-canadian-approach-to-economy/article4249360/

The Federal job cuts

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/ndp-accuses-tories-of-contempt-over-refusal-to-detail-budget-cuts/article4248058/

Access to Information and privacy laws

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/06/12/nl-hoa-fillibuster-612.html

Security

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-11/data-on-canadian-officials-stolen-in-attack-on-stratfor.html

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Embarrassment%2Bgovernment%2Bconsidered%2Bsecurity%2Bthreat%2BToronto/6759816/story.html

The Big Three - Oil Mining and Energy

http://www.canada.com/technology/Energy+lobby+pulling+shale+fracking+Mulcair+says/6763517/story.html

Foreign Workers

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/201206/10/01-4533509-le-canada-accueille-toujours-des-effeuilleuses-etrangeres.php

Information of interest that should be front page news but is not.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1102.0212

http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/?page=Story&StoryID=1394

plus background information for the second link - infra sound is a real science

http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/environmental+science+%26+engineering/book/978-1-4020-9507-8

http://www.lowertheboom.org/trice/infrasound.htm

http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/Chem_Background/ExSumPdf/Infrasound.pdf

Prisons and Crime

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/09/south-etobicoke-jail-like-no-other

The billions of tax dollars being spent by governments, to defend and justified their policies

http://www.ombudsman.on.ca/Investigations/Investigation-Results.aspx?topic=Health

The replication of the new morality seeping into local levels of governments

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/uplift+city/6755174/story.html

Military expenditures

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1208436--walkom-is-stephen-harper-s-global-military-policy-delusional-or-just-plain-mad

A mish-mash of all the above categories

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/06/09/911-a-decade-later-a-whole-new-ballgame/

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_plans_to_build_small_nuclear_reactors_in_Saskatchewan_to_power_oil_extraction_from_the_Alberta_Tar_Sands_1/?tta

Joseph in his post - "Well we are going to do something, and something together because when the people are united, and the people lead. the government will follow. It is all that has ever really changed the world for the better."

The settlers of the first wave in what is Canada and United States, knew this as a truth, as Joseph has described. Harper and their ilk does not, and nor should they pretend they hail from the blue bloods of the first wave of settlers, who saw the British, French and others of political and economic power as what they truly are - seeking out the goal of the subordination of the peoples. The blue bloods did not eat turnip during the long hard Canadian winters of the 1700s, to build the foundation for others that came after, for the likes of the Harpers' to destroy, and insert policies that enslaves people under the yoke of subordination.

It has to be done together, a united front of diversity opinion and culture, and in the same way it was done in the first wave - the early settlers whose foundation built the nations Canada and United States - their sweat and tears as a collective and their refusal to be in subordination of others, who do not and have never had the best interests of others and the collective whole. It includes everyone, and more importantly the Aboriginals, who without them, the first wave of settlers would not have prospered as their have. Nor would the ones that came after Canada became a nation, to which most of the Harper gang hails from - a period in Canadian history that brought in the old attitudes of Europe, that began the long period of the black arts of subordination of its peoples.

Racism does not have to take shape in the form of skin colour. Racism comes in many hues and colours, and history of mankind, proves that racism is not just about skin colour. It is much than skin colour, and the first wave of settlers in Canada knew it very well, because they too, were escaping the many forms of racism of the 16th century Europe. The ironic part, well the ilk of the Flanagans' call the Aboriginals of North America, savages, they continue to wrapped themselves in the flag, the country, and its constitutions, voicing the nobleness of the emerging democracies. Funny thing though, while today they call the Aboriginals savages, the noble ideas of the constitutions, came from the Aboriginals, and their way of life.

Three videos - short in duration - on the Aboriginals of North America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOhpw8JrI9c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqPIh-267fg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8do5BVTkYfI&feature=related

Note - watch the commercial on the second video - too bad it is not on television - I am sure all of us would sit down and watch it. I do indeed wonder what is the number of dollars made in the legal profession - I am sure in billions of dollars - that would outstripped the dollar amounts being stripped away in the pensions for ordinary men and women - in fact, I would not be surprise that lawyers earnings would be 10 times the dollar amounts of the average pensions.

Time to gather people, because what has been happening to the Aboriginals of North America, is happening now to every average working stiff, to force them to enslave themselves or if not - look forward to an economic genocide that be personally coming to your door, and it won't be knocking. Just like the British soldiers, who never knock at the settlers' doors, and expected to be served dinner, and served first.



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