Monday, July 16, 2012

Daily Digest July 15-16, 2012 030



Tory tactics on Senate reforms may be shifting, says senator
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's own senators remain divided on the government's plans for Senate reform,
but the Tories in the Commons may be angling to avoid a confrontation with Tories in the Senate.
PM keeps Tories together, but observers predict trouble once Harper leaves
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's ability to keep the muted factions of his majority-governing party tightly together is part of his "genius" as a political leader,
but some political observers say whenever Mr. Harper leaves, there could be trouble for the party.

Organized labour is now a Super PAC
This is the summer of Harper's content

Tale of Canada's Constitution: the alternate version
Right sees red over feds' funding

Does Bizarre Bethune brouhaha signal ideological rift within Harper Conservatives?
Liberals should focus on the message, not the messiah

CIDA Difficile or CIDA Simple?
Good for homeowners – and the economy

Many Islamist men don't understand imperative of consent
Keystone Kops report about present danger, not future threat

Gordon Campbell's hospitality tab tops other diplomats
Charest loses Education Minister as election campaign gears up

Quebec election rumours keep swirling as two ministers announce they won't run
Marois accused of buying Facebook fans - Number of "likes" spiked for a week-and-a-half in June

Environment Canada and the snow that wasn't there
B.C. premier continues tough talk on Northern Gateway, but still no position

Tim Hortons double-double growth stalling? Goldman Sachs downgrades to sell
Harper's new friend in France
Bob Rae's sensible oil sands rhetoric a sign of Liberals' woes

Canadian home sales: The 'start of the big sleep'?
Scrappy Tory MP Del Mastro should take a more polished, lawyerly response to Elections Canada investigation, says Tory pundit

Canadian political parties want to appear macho
Unscrupulous campaign players could be 'gaming' election system, says Duffy

Edmonton teen wants to debate federal immigration minister
Teen arrested for heckling Immigration Minister Jason Kenney

PS layoffs seen as first big test for new definition of job merit
Banks will win, customers lose under Flaherty's new spat-resolution rules

Quebec's next election winner may surprise
Charest's summer election gambit fraught with risks

Paradis asked civil servants to meet with companies from his riding
Relationship between feds and First Nations at a 'tipping point'

Native leaders risk missing their moment of greatest influence
Canadian Special Forces To Get New Boats

End of the line: Potential immigrants who have lost their place in the queue tell their stories
Politicians warned of Iranian Embassy 'call to arms' weeks ago

Stampede draws record crowds, despite tragedy
Testimony expected today from man who complained about judge in explicit photos

Rob Ford lands backing of top Bay Street political fundraiser
Muslim street cleric wants to protect Canadian women from sex assault by forcing them to cover up


It's time for Harper to call off the NDP attack-ad dogs
Crossing to the dark side

Copyright rulings: High court gets it right
New plastic Canadian bills can't take the heat

Tim Hudak holds his own Tory focus group
Politicians warned of Iranian Embassy 'call to arms' weeks ago

Edmonton teen wants to debate federal immigration minister
Teen gets removed while asking immigration minister a question during Tory BBQ

Thomas Mulcair's journey from paper boy to leader of the opposition
Canadians get key posts in huge joint military exercise

Wonky parliamentary rules keep MPs blind to government spending: report
Guelph : Frank Valeriote, Liberal MP, Fights Marijuana Party Candidate Kornelis Klevering's Attempt To Annul Election Results

How to make an entrance: new NDP boss Tom Mulcair tops Stampede fashion list
Rae seeks middle ground on oilsands development

Adrian Dix should avoid an easy choice for speaker and get his MLAs to appreciate the arts
Economy down, prices and rates steady

Canada's shrinking navy still valued by allies, analysts say
Canada's Afghan legacy: Shoddy school buildings and sagging morale

Animal rights activists mostly ignored by Stampede-goers
Omar Khadr wants quick decision on return to Canada

Obesity is an emerging risk factor in crashes, study finds
  Several injured after lightning hits Ontario festival

Libor scandal probed for possible Canadian connection
Heat, lack of rain threaten crops in Central, Eastern Canada

Syria conflict now a civil war, Red Cross says
Teen removed while asking MP a question during BBQ

Calgarians have highest quality-of-life satisfaction, poll finds
Canada's top medal hopes for Olympics

Wonky rules keep MPs blind to gov't spending: report
Syria conflict now considered a civil war: Red Cross

Protest targets treatment of Stampede animals
Elections Canada further discredited


"Blaming Capitalism for Corporatism"

North Korean mentor to Kim Jong-un dismissed

Egyptians pelt Hillary Clinton's motorcade
Banksters Take Us to the Brink READ MORE

FOCUS: Ayn Randroids and Libertarians Join Forces READ MORE
Former Monsanto Employee Exposes Fraud READ MORE

The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama  READ MORE
Carl Gibson | Time for a Maximum Wage READ MORE

Timothy Karr | Freedom = Censorship? READ MORE
Mitt Romney, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice and Other Scary Stories READ MORE

Obama Unrelenting on Bashing Romney's Job Record READ MORE
Marian Wright Edelman | The Politics of Power and the Precious Right to Vote READ MORE

Vast Effort by FDA Spied on E-Mails of Its Own Scientists READ MORE
Jonathan Chait | What Romney Means by 'Free Stuff' READ MORE

Republicans Block Tax Break for Small Businesses READ MORE
Forces Loyal to Assad 'Shot Anything Moving' READ MORE

The 9 Most Loathsome Lobbyists in Washington READ MORE
The Selling of American Democracy READ MORE

Texas Launches Modern Day Poll Tax READ MORE
States Close In on Citizens United READ MORE

Leaked Docs Reveal 'Off the Charts' Damage at US Nuke Plant READ MORE
Chalk Protests at Downtown LA's ArtWalk Draw a Defiant New Line READ MORE

Naomi Wolf | This Global Financial Fraud and Its Gatekeepers READ MORE
Juan Cole | From Atrocity (Syria) to CEO (Romney) READ MORE

The Romney 'Fact-Checking' Scandal READ MORE
Will Durst | The Could Care Less Party READ MORE

US Is Building Criminal Cases in Rate-Fixing READ MORE
That's No Phone. That's My Tracker. READ MORE

Springsteen Storms Through London Marathon READ MORE
Policy and the Personal READ MORE

Unions in Peril  READ MORE
Free Omar Khadr Guantánamo! Please Support Senator Roméo Dallaire's Campaign Read more...

LIBOR, Baltimore, and the Big Banks Conspiracy
Lilies of the Battlefield: America's Dangerous New Way of War Read more...

The LIBORmen: FED on the Inside of the Rates-Fixing Fraud Read more...
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16h52 - Retour d'Omar Kadr · Ottawa ne veut pas prendre de décision précipitée
        Le ministre de la Sécurité publique, Vic Toews, estime que la sécurité l'emporte sur la rapidité, en ce qui concerne le retour  d'Omar Khadr au Canada.  Agence QMI

Paradis a ordonné à son ministère de rencontrer des firmes de son comté

         Un individu est expulsé d'une fête conservatrice
Printemps arabe: Ottawa a gelé des milliards en avoirs
         Les travailleurs migrants menacés par le projet de loi C-38

Le 100e Stampede de Calgary attire une foule record

         Pamela Anderson s'en prend au Stampede de Calgary
La canicule prendra fin mardi avec des orages
         Mandat de grève dans d'autres hôtels syndiqués à la CSN

L'Actuel descend dans la rue

         Le salon de bronzage aussi nocif que l'amiante, selon Yves Bolduc
Incidents dans le système de santé: 123 morts en six mois
         Chirurgie: un pionnier de la pratique privée radié pour un mois

La CLASSE se tiendra loin des partis

         Loi 78: les associations étudiantes font appel du jugement
La CLASSE élabore sa stratégie automnale
         Élections: le DGE a les étudiants à l'oeil

Crise dans le monde arabe

         Syrie: l'ONU face à l'impasse

Tuerie de Toulouse: Merah avait «un but précis»
         Obama s'en prend à Romney sur sa politique fiscale
Échange de tirs à la frontière entre le Liban et la Syrie


From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject:  and so the 'war' begins???
US Navy Fires on Ship in Persian Gulf, One Dead

No Becky,
Timings not right yet - too far
away from the election time.

Persian Gulf Shooting - US vessel fires on boat off UAE coast, killing 1 16 Jul 2012 A US vessel has opened fire on a boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf, killing at least one person and injuring three others. The victims are reported to be Indian fishermen. It was not immediately clear why the USNS Rappahannock attacked a small motor boat near the Dubai port of Jebel Ali on Monday. [Right, watch any episode of 'Criminal Minds' and see why Hotch and team have the same problem - trying to figure out why sociopaths kill who they kill and do what they do. --LRP]

One dead, three hurt after US fires on UAE fishing boat 16 Jul 2012 A U.S. Navy vessel fired on an approaching fishing boat off the United Arab Emirates on Monday, killing an Indian national and seriously injuring three others, the UAE's state news agency (WAM) said. "The firing has led to the death of one Indian national and serious injury of three Indian nationals," Tarek al-Hedan, an aide to the foreign minister for political affairs, told WAM. He said that authorities in the UAE are investigating the matter.

Subject: Compilation - July 15, 2012
From: Steve Campbell <>

Disclaimer:  I post this material because I think the words here expressed as ideas and such are at least thought-provoking.  Each individual has a unique perspective and thus interpretation and levels of agreement/disagreement with the author/speaker's work will be somewhat different.  That's the nature of individualism and the complexity and/or simplicity of truth at any given moment. - sc

From Brasscheck TV:

It's seems like I just posted a similar story in California.
Now, an Arizona man has received a 60 day jail sentence for hosting
Bible studies in his home.

What are they going to go after next?
Tupperware parties?

Are your kids allowed to have friends over to play video games, or
will they call that an illegal arcade?


Zen Gardner - Meet the Ruling Faces of Evil

The Road to Totalitarianism
 by Henry Hazlitt - written in 1956

Dr. David Duke Video - Trayvon Martin Real Racism and the ZioMedia

Anthony Silvestro
Subject: Letter to the editor – Re - Don't dismiss Quebec ­ or its fighter premier

Poor Kebec, what a racist, anti-English language dump it has become.

Quebec, where the English, Scottish, Irish, United Empire Loyalists… built up the province of Kebec (original native spelling) since 1763. Yes, the same province of Kebec where the Union Jack and Red Ensign flew until 1950. Kebec where the English language and culture are being wiped out a la bill 22, 178, 101…Racism, bigotry, ethic language cleansing and human rights violations presently going on in Quebec…wake up, its going on all over the country.
What's it really about? "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. This IS going on in every province, wake up people, you have NO idea what these people are up to, the proof is all around us. Again, just the facts…This lie, this hoax, this revisionist nonsense that Quebec is a French province and that Canada is bilingual is just that, an outright lie. Fact: We have been part of the British Empire since 1763.We were officially an English speaking country for over 200 years, again just the facts. Almost 1 million people have been forced out of the province of Kebec due to this type of hatred/lie/spin/intolerance… While all this is going on in Quebec they are forcing the French language outside Quebec in every province. Everything and anything the French demand they are getting across this entire country. They call it bilingualism (another lie never clearly defined on purpose). 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. That's what's really going on. Wake up, people! Ask yourself a simple question. Why are we not teaching our real BNA history? Why are we not teaching our proud UEL history in our schools any longer?
50 years of spin...thats what we have gotten.

They (government frenchies…) are changing the names of towns, streets, counties, bodies of water, riding names…and I'm not taking about kebec any longer. It's now going on all over the country; it's a mess in Ottawa and NB… where they name things after anti-English language bigots and racists all the time. They are slowly wiping out our English, Scottish, Irish, United empire loyalists history. Just like they've been doing in Quebec for the last 5 decades…This is one of the main reasons we are not teaching any history from 1760 to 1982 in our schools any longer. These racist people control government, the curriculum, our money…we get a daily dose of spin, lies and propaganda. Wake up... They run everything in Ottawa, they funnel the money where they want, spin, lies, propaganda, revisionist BS …
In that there is constant pressure to rewrite our history - to pacify the cranky Province of Quebec and the "french "outside Quebec - the reason we lost the Red Ensign in the first place - we must do what we can to protect and preserve our history. A history that is under constant attack. Very few Canadians are aware that we now have portraits in our parliament of French Kings - who had nothing to do with the building of Canada- the statue of General James Wolfe no longer overlooks the Plains of Abraham, the only statue in Quebec City is of the losing General, Montcalm. There are statues of three French generals but no statues of the victorious generals at the Valiant's memorial in Ottawa. That's right, no General Wolfe, no General Amherst, no Gen Murray… This historical revisionism is going on right under the noses of the Governments we elect - and they remain silent!

"Loyal She Began, Loyal She Remains." Go learn our proud, real BNA and UEL history. These were the builders of our country since 1763. Not this phony, revisionist lie, this bilingual, multicultural, 2 founding nations, linguistic duality lie, propaganda, spin that we've been living with since Trudeau, and kebec forced this upon the nation. We've been part of the British Empire since 1763 and officially an English speaking country for over 200 years…just a fact.

Wake up people, your country is in deep trouble and NO English speaking politician is telling you the truth, is exposing what is really going on. Not one politician has the decency, the honesty to expose the truth, to speak the truth, how pathetic. Poor Canada, what a mess.
As for Kebec, well buy a swastika fleur dy lees, get ready to burn it, piss on it, film it…anything to piss them off and maybe they might finally vote to leave…This province should be kicked out of Canada once and for all. They are bankrupting and destroying the entire nation…Re – The charter, bilingualism, multiculturalism…all courtesy of Trudeau and his gang of bigots from Kebec. Oh and take that clown Kinsella with you as well.
Anthony Silvestro

From: Gord Elliott
Subject: Canada is alive and well, thank you
By Monte Solberg ,QMI Agency, First posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 06:00 PM MDT

Recently I received an e-mail from someone who informed me that Stephen Harper had destroyed Canada.

This was news to me because, even as I read his e-mail, I was sitting in Canada, which didn't look like it had been destroyed. Being a nice summer day, Canada looked especially lovely dressed in greens against a backdrop of blue sky. Nevertheless, I sensed my virtual friend was angry and I suppose it was his opinion that Stephen Harper had made Canada a less attractive place to live.

I really don't want to be contrary, but based on all the indicators Canada really is an excellent place to live, even if you don't like the current occupant of 24 Sussex Drive. Don't take my word for it, check out the UN Human Development Index, which placed Canada sixth in 2011. For some perspective, France was 20th, which must be upsetting to French citizens like Thomas Mulcair. Consider that for a moment. Canada, with our oilsands and pipelines and with a Conservative in the prime minister's office, still ended up in sixth place on a UN index!

Anyway, let's forget about all of that stuff. The people at the UN are not the most credible folks given their habit of putting countries like Iran, North Korea and Syria on committees that influence international arms agreements and human rights. The UN is a kind of Narnia for people with lots of academic qualifications but without the sense that God gave a goose.

But back to poor old Canada, who according to rumour has been murdered by her own prime minister. The latest evidence the government's critics point to is Budget 2012. Yes, in this game of Clue, the prime minister allegedly bludgeoned Canada to death in the House of Commons with the 450-page Budget Implementation Act.

But here's the thing, Canada is actually alive and well. Jobs are being created. The country's finances are improving and investment is flowing in. Well yes, say critics, but what about the environment? Actually the Conservatives even addressed environmental issues the Liberals only talked about. They imposed tough new limits on GHG emissions from transportation and electricity generation.

But wait, say other critics, the changes to the Fisheries Act contained in the budget show the government is intent upon selling the environment down some stinking, pollution-choked river. But just last week the government announced plans to clamp down on municipalities that still spew 150 billion litres of sewage a year into Canada's lakes, rivers and oceans.

The Conservatives are also putting in place a new National Conservation Plan to protect biodiversity.

Yes, the Conservatives are cutting scientific and environmental programming in some areas, but they are undertaking important new scientific and environmental initiatives in others. That doesn't seem to fit the theory the government is either anti-environment or anti-science.

My point is only that sometimes critics create caricatures of the government that are then contradicted by things like, well, evidence.

No, Canada is not perfect, but the evidence shows that in many important ways it's getting better.

Gord Elliott

Alberta Member Representative
National Council
Conservative Party of Canada

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: The dangers of defying democracy DD

Sadly all governments realize that there is nothing they can't do to 'win' in our 'democracy'. The CPC is not the first party to rig an election and they won't be the last. Remember the 'found ballot box' that won (LIB)McLellan the election? Remember all the dead people registered to vote?

We are the ones being used and abused here. Why does a vote make us a democracy? I know that today democracy is defined as the power being in the hands of the people OR BY THEIR ELECTED AGENTS--but no mention of the people having the power over their elected agents to direct the affairs of the country. We know once one is elected(by whatever means) that the people no longer matter until the next 'election'. A vote does not a democracy make.


government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
political or social equality; democratic spirit.
the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power.
Example Sentences
  • Its system of democracy ensures that people have a direct say in the country's affairs.
  • In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people.
  • If any votes aren't counted, the will of the people is not realized and our democracy is diminished.
Subject: Are Canada's current government's policies based on realities or following the directions of those it most values? DD

Joe--Canada's policies are what is dictated to us by the US, the Saudis, Turkey, and mostly israel. It has nothing to do with reality but that will not stop us from again destroying a country that has done us no harm and never intended to. If Baird would shut his drooling mouth and look at Libya and the devastation that continues there after our 'humanitarian aid' he might, just might wake up. But that won't happen. Our 'democracy' is in the hands of puppets who obey without question and hundreds of thousands of innocent people die.

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: music videos] Free Ireland: Bailout and Recession songs and Dear Bankers...

  Sadly this is the truth and we are doomed.  The banksters control our governments and our governments are stealing from us and allowing the banksters to steal from us without a second thought. 

The Irish people voted against the EU but that was ignored and now they are in trouble--through no fault of their own, but, as I said in an LTE last week that we are supposed to shut up, obey and pay--that is what  democracy has become.
Bailout and Recession Songs
Dear Bankers….
Check out my blog:
Subject: not surprising
Was the petrol price rigged too?
Motorists may have been paying too much for their petrol because banks and other traders are likely to have tried to manipulate oil prices in the same way they rigged interest rates, an official report has warned.

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Subject: [On-Guard] We know they are liars so why do we keep playing the game and
 calling it 'democracy'???  

Unscrupulous campaign players could be 'gaming' election system, says Duffy

From: The Natroses

Submarines ⭏ citizenship ⭏ sun-flu virus – part one

Just a few lines of:
The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
But leaves the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from off the goose.

The latest explanation for the mysterious object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea is an anti-submarine net device. LOL They really should come up with a better explanation than that one. “According to Autellus, the object could be the base of a device the Nazis developed as part of the war effort. Autellus said the Nazis built anti-submarine device using wire mesh to confuse submarine radar and lead the enemy craft to crash.
Autellus explains that the "UFO" structure could be an anchor or base of one of the German Nazi military devices for blocking British and Russian submarines in the area. Read more:Â

Ha Ha! Nor do I believe it is an UFO.

" The diving team is very excited about their find, but others are a little cynical. Some believe this explanation is simply a cover-up for a UFO discovery.

Some of the questions being asked include "If this is a Nazi base, why did it take them so long to come to this conclusion?”, “Why are the rock samples found above the space ship from the ice age if it's only 70 years old? and "the object is placed right in the middle of the sea. How did it get there?"

What do you think? Is this a UFO cover-up or a significant WWII historical find?

Just like a u-boat, this story is resplendent on not telling the reader all of the facts. The biggest fact, a common tactic – that is anti-submarine nets were used by one and all in WWII. Newfoundland is still cleaning up the nets, and one can still see the remnants of the nets. "It protected St. John's harbour from U-boat attacks during the Second World War and now it just might be in a massive, tangly pile in the city's east end.

What looks like an anti-submarine net used to stifle offences by Nazi subs sits rusting in the White Hills, between a developed trail and the foundation of the radio tower the U.S. Army once operated."

I said just like a u-boat because a u-boat can remained hidden, until the u-boat rises to the surface, in the same way as media reports surfaces well in advance to set the conditions to protect the agendas. Whatever the agendas are, more than likely it has nothing to do with UFOs but has everything to do with political and economic interests of the 21st century keeping their secrets hidden from the public.

Lots of stories on the go, that I would described as submarine tactics. Nobody pays too much attention to some and others a great deal of attention is paid to. Both shares a common trait, that the stories eventually becomes part of the big picture and agendas of the political and economical powers in the future.

First example – Enbridge putting out false stories in the media, claiming support when there was no support. No retractions, no oops sorry or we spoke out of turn. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. And nothing from the media where it should be front page news but buried in the back pages and is very short live.

Two false stories within the last two months and just before the U.S. Panel ream Enbridge for their poor response to the tar oil spill in one of Michigan’s rivers.

" On Tuesday, Enbridge announced it had signed agreements with 60 per cent of the aboriginal communities on the route, saying that’s proof there’s more support for the pipeline than opponents would suggest."

Read more

" Then, on Saturday, when one lone member of the Gitxsan Nation allowed his name to be associated with a story promoted by Enbridge that the Gitxsan Nation would take the Enbridge bribe of $7 million to support the pipeline -- a story that turns out to be completely false according to a statement from the Gitxsan people later that day (see below), who say no such deal has been completed, that the community had not been consulted, and that they are "outraged" by this premature and false announcement-- the Vancouver Sun ran a full, 5-column banner headline declaring: "Gitxsan support Enbridge pipeline"

The second example is after the fact as well. You know the new rules and regulations that our esteemed politicians no matter what level of government it is say common sense will be employed? The time has passed for common sense, and now it is all about collecting fines and even jailing them. Three examples, including one of the many hailing from the United States. You see, United States is at a more advance stage than Canada. Rarely do the stories get in the Canadian media.....

Randy Hillier has been charged under the Smoke Free Ontario Act and will appear in court on July 24................."He found a case of empties in a corner behind a fridge," Hillier said, "and there was a cigarette butt in one of the empty bottles. They said that the beer bottle was a potential ash tray and it is prohibited to have ashtrays in public buildings, so they charged me."

Hillier will be challenging the charge.

"It is just ridiculous to say a beer bottle is an ashtray. Anybody who buys beer can be seen as defying the Act."

Municipalities can put a 911 call answer levy on the landlines. We've had that in place for quite some time, as have other municipalities. The notion is cellphones outnumber landlines. So Nanaimo took a creative way of charging cellphones but they weren't successful."

The 75 cents charged on landlines is close to the cap allowed, he said. Most of the expense for 911 service is covered by general taxation. Thompson-Nicola Regional District residents are charged, too, but only through taxation.”

A county judge in Alabama
has had enough of a private probation company that passes on fees for its work to people convicted of crimes and then imprisons them when they can't pay.  Read more:Â

" For that driving offense, Ms. Ray has been locked up three times for a total of 40 days and owes $3,170, much of it to the probation company. Her story, in hardscrabble, rural Alabama, where Krispy Kreme promises that "two can dine for $5.99" is not about innocence.

It is, rather, about the mushrooming of fines and fees levied by money-starved towns across the country and the for-profit businesses that administer the system. The result is that growing numbers of poor people, like Ms. Ray, are ending up jailed and in debt for minor infractions."

    I can think of lots of containers that would fit the bill for ashtrays, starting off with a candy dish. But imagine going into Conservative Mps offices, dropping off a few cigarette butts off here and there and than call in the public health unit? Or for that matter anyone that you don't particular like?
    Now where is a tax not a tax? Only when the government says so, and especially when the government can create new revenue streams, and nobody to stopped them until it is challenge.
    Soon to come to Canada a form of taxing but more like a tariff charging people a daily fine for not paying the original fine. Better than adding interest, and a great way to keep the private prison gatekeepers rolling in the dough and the jails full.
    A quote - "
    "The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. "But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. "The country behind this propaganda is the US . . ." - Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook"

On that note - Robin Cook died from mysterious circumstances and the words above are in dispute. Some point to this article - "Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden's organisation would turn its attention to the west.

The danger now is that the west's current response to the terrorist threat compounds that original error. So long as the struggle against terrorism is conceived as a war that can be won by military means, it is doomed to fail. The more the west emphasises confrontation, the more it silences moderate voices in the Muslim world who want to speak up for cooperation. Success will only come from isolating the terrorists and denying them support, funds and recruits, which means focusing more on our common ground with the Muslim world than on what divides us."

While others say it was this guy

Interesting guy this Pierre guy is -Â

Still Living but not poor Robin!

And to end a citizen - a video called Hey Steve

Time to raise the submarines of the Harper government to the surface. Too many to count, but having a big time problem in polluting the truth and the realities of 2012.

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
But leaves the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from off the goose."

Time is coming for the Harper government to exit, before they truly steal the commons called Canada.

Monte Solberg   most certainly differs in perspective., doesn't he.