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OPINION AND INFORMATION
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OPINION AND INFORMATION
Political focus on the middle class a product of mythical economic thought
Don't Blame Trudeau for Being Popular
Justin Trudeau bashes National Energy Program in Calgary
Justin, Justin and more Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau is our new best friend
Destiny's child? Just watch him
Canada's foreign investment review process: a layman's guide
Northern Gateway being attacked from all sides
Will consumers save Canada's beef industry this time?
Move to free trade with U.S. ensured our future
How Canada can change the world
Justin Trudeau: Canadians not satisfied with Tory government
NDP tries shaming Tory backbenchers into giving up partisan trash talk
The Commons: Playing 20 questions with Gerry Ritz
XL Foods takes 'full responsibility' for meat recalled for E. coli
Senate calls for agriculture minister to make regular food safety audits
Canada's newest Supreme Court judge reveals personal side at committee
Russian explorer proposes meeting at North Pole between Stephe.
Federal NDP opposes Nexen takeover bid
Google cache reveals major rewrite of DFAIT backgrounder on eve of Tanzanian presidential visit
Justin Trudeau's Record Suggests He Has Few Answers Of His Own
Little Mosque star Zaib Shaikh on why he's backing Justin Trudeau
Ivison: Conservatives fear Justin Trudeau's drawing power could create Obama-like surge
Tories on defensive over planned DND cuts; tout record of investing in health
Food-safety questions point to delays in passing information
Beef scare resurrects talk of national E. coli vaccine for cattle
Italian prosecutors say Canada too lax on Mafia
Tory cabinet ministers contradict record on Port of Montreal controversy
Free trade with China still a decade away, Mulroney says
Feds unimpressed with teacher union's Northern Gateway lesson plans
Federal Court upholds contested hate-speech law despite pending repeal
Bill could exile 'thousands' of permanent residents for minor crimes
B.C.'s 'Swirly Face' child-sex offender released from custody
Tell Us Which Websites Improperly Share Private Info
Victoria group starts legal fund ahead of pipeline protest
New BC lieutenant governor donated to BC Liberals
Furlong Publishes 'Final Statement' on Story He Calls a 'Disgrace'
'Sussex Drive': A Very Canadian Coup
RCMP in 'holding pattern' on data allegations, waiting on BC health ministry
Shell oil sands project violates treaty rights, First Nation argues
Northern Gateway: A Pipeline Without a Seatbelt
The Andre Williams Blame Game
The Real News Network:
The Debate: A Masterful Liar Defeats a Man Without Conviction
US Elections: Pick Your Poison Hardliners,
Faced with Police Violence, Thousands return to Spanish Parliament
Shadow Banking and Conventional Banking Depend on Government Support
Shadow Banking Still an Unregulated Threat
Financialization and the World Economy
Iran, Oil and U.S. Electoral Politics
Human Back-Up Systems
Today's Middle East: 1848 Redux?
Reforming Global Finance
Ten Steps to Run the Economy as if the Future Matters
iNFORMATIOM CLEARING HOUSE:
Ex-defense Chief Says Attack On Iran Would Be Disastrous
Estimating the human toll of airstrikes
The Currency War on Iran
China To Challenge US Dollar Reserve Currency Status
Appeals Panel Undermines Free Speech Victory Over NDAA
The U.S. government is still allowed to lock up American citizens
indefinitely inside military facilities, thanks to a ruling this week
by a panel of three 2nd-circuit appeals judges.
Intelligence Effort Named Citizens, Not Terrorists
Voting for Death
America's Duopoly of Money in Politics and Manipulation of Public Opinion
Expanding the Debate Exclusive:Third Party Candidates Break the Sound Barrier As Obama-Romney Spar
The Secret GOP-Dem Effort to Shut Out Third Parties
Why the US Demonises Venezuela's Democracy
Emergency Call for a United Front Against Austerity
15 armed Taliban killed in Kandahar:
30 killed in Wardak Raid: Isaf:
US war on Afghanistan militants will not succeed, President Hamid Karzai says:
21 Republican Guards killed in Syria blast:
Syrian soldiers killed by Turkish fire near border:
Syria apologizes for civilian deaths in Turkey:
Turkey's Parliament Approves Further Military Action Against Syria:
NATO backs Turkey but unlikely to do more over Syria:
Turkey snubs Iraq's call for troop pullout:
5 killed, 13 wounded in Baghdad comb explosion:
Yemen's capital plunged into darkness after tribesmen blow up electricity pylons:
A Rare Occurrence In The Saudi Currency Market Tells You That Trouble Is Brewing In The Middle East:
Hyperinflation Hits Iran; Monthly 70% Inflation Rate; Reflections on Economic Warfare:
Iranians Abandon Meat for Bread as Rial Drop Fires Protests: ppers to stockpile goods.
Sanctioning society: From Iraq to Iran: Op-Ed
In a world gone crazy: US court orders Iran, others to pay $6 b for 9/11 terror attack:
Three policemen killed in Libya coastal town: medic, police:
Protesters storm Libyan parliament:
Two reportedly held in Istanbul over US ambassador's killing in Libya:
Four Russian policemen killed in Ingushetia ambush: -
How has Venezuela changed since Hugo Chavez took power?:
UK: Workers are £1,600 a year poorer because of state of economy, study finds:
In a world gone crazy: Exclusive: Banks Fire Warning Over Fines:
Iceland's Economy now growing faster than the U.S. and EU after arresting corrupt bankers:
Six Biggest U.S. Banks Earn $63 Billion:
US, Allies Wage Economic War On Iran
Syria, The Story Thus Far
Are You A Terrorist? Army Says 'Social Network' Use Is a Sign of Radicalism
Whatever Happened to Civil Liberties?
The Plot Against Occupy
Fighting For Justice When Your Skin's Black
Obama's Other Race Speech? Video
One in Seven US Seniors Live in Poverty Video
'The American Dream Has Become a Myth'
To Vote Or Not To Vote? Wake the F*ck Up!
London: 7/7 Bombings: Conspiracy Road Trip
Libya: U.S. targets militants for reprisal:
Engineering Consent For An Attack Mali:
US: Military Effort Needed to Oust Mali Islamists:
White House secret meetings examine al-Qaeda threat in North Africa:
British soldiers are dying in Afghanistan to win the war of Whitehall:
Time to name all the dead in Afghanistan: how many civilians have been killed?:
'Drone attacks in violation of international laws':
Mitt Romney says he would indict Ahmadinejad for genocide incitement - video -
Netanyahu and Romney share ideology - and donors:
The government has made an "absolute mockery" of Bradley Manning's right to a speedy trial:
Police stakeout bill for Assange tops £1m :
Court Says Obama Administration Can Still Detain Anybody Indefinitely:
New software uses smartphone camera for spying:
Worst app ever? Malware lets phone spy on you:
Warrentless monitoring of social media on the rise:
Univision uncovers more deadly Fast and Furious details:
Video - Univision Special On Fast & Furious' Connection To Massacre Of Mexican Teens:
Video shows that Obama ordered operation Fast and Furious in March 2009,
Top 1% Got 93% of Income Growth as Rich-Poor Gap Widened:
The European Union Times:
Europeans must fight against global banking cartel: Analyst Source
- Spain reluctant to accept EU cure
- Eurozone to blow up any time when unable to roll over credits
- Spain's public Debt soars to Record High
- Greece Receives Billions of Euros in Bailout from the EU
- China pledges to buy more EU bonds as crisis deepens
- US Ambassador to Libya killed in attack, Obama vows Revenge
- U.S. imposes sanctions on Libyan government, UN may follow
- Obama Turns Against The Muslim Brotherhood After US Ambassador Dies in Libya
- Obama condemns Libyan violence, calls for international response
- Israel Provides "Intelligence" That May Prompt US to Join Iranian Strike
- Zimbabwe: Farm Invasions Continue Across Country
- End Near for Zimbabwe's Last White Farmers
- Zimbabwe's white farmers face new violent surge
- "We torched your farm and we'll come back to eat your children"
- Mugabe's Militants Invade White Farms in Zimbabwe
- Spanish unemployment rate reaches record high of 24.63%
- Portuguese protesters hold anti-austerity rally in Lisbon
- Will Portugal pull out from Eurozone?
- Greek jobless rate record high in May
- Eurozone unemployment rate at record high in May
- Netanyahu and the US envoy to Israel clash over Iran
- Israeli president rules out strike on Iran without US support
- France prepares for evacuation of its nationals living In Israel
- Israelis protest against possible military strike on Iran
- Elderly woman set herself on fire in Israel
>>>>>>>>>>INFOS <<<<<<<<<<21h34 - Ontario · Le corps du deuxième homme soupçonné aurait été trouvé
LES NOUVELLES D'AUJOURD'HUI
LES NOUVELLES D'AUJOURD'HUI
21h21 - CSST · Un forcené force l'évacuation des bureaux
18h03 - Gentilly-2 · Le PQ lance une pub erronée
16h47 - Tanzanie · Les investisseurs canadiens seront protégés
16h05 - Laval · Perquisitions chez le maire Vaillancourt
15h46 - Montréal · «Die-in» pour une imposition plus juste
15h29 - Casino | Niagara Falls · Il croyait avoir gagné le gros lot
14h39 - Santé · XL Foods est toujours fermée
14h29 - Politique · Le NPD s'oppose à la vente de Nexen à la société d'État chinoise CNOOC
14h26 - Mafia en Ontario · McGuinty rejette la thèse d'une épidémie
14h21 - Gentilly-2 · Bécancour n'abandonne pas
13h47 - Katia Hadouchi · Funérailles et hommage protocolaire
13h16 - États-Unis · Obama accuse Romney d'avoir menti pendant le débat
12h47 - Homophobie · Familiprix retire sa publicité
12h00 - Espagne · Une tuerie évitée à l'Université des Baléares
09h08 - Intervention militaire en Syrie · Feu vert du Parlement turc
08h23 - Changements climatiques · Une réalité pour l'opinion publique
08h03 - Débat présidentiel · Mitt Romney marque des points
07h53 - Montréal · Une plantation est trouvée dans un immeuble commercial
07h35 - Couronne nord | Entreprises d'Accurso · Les perquisitions se sont terminées dans la nuit
03h15 - Retour de Vito Rizzuto · En milieu hostile
03h11 - Familiprix · Pub homophobe?
03h01 - Le Québec · Paradis de l'alcool au volant
02h53 - Sondage · Démission de Tremblay réclamée
From: "Stephanie McDowall"
Subject: The right to purchase herbs and vitamins ends feb.4, 2013
Only 4 months away.
When we consider all the allowed toxins in our food & various other products we regularly use, the chem trails that we are all exposed to every day and night except when it is windy and which our media and our elected Members of Parliament say is just water vapour, and now this, I can only surmise that we have a government that wishes us to knock off sooner rather than later. What's just as bad is that our Opposition Members are pretty blase about all of this. Our media is a lost cause.
We have a Government that has stood in the Legislature for the past week addressing the E coli contamination of meat saying how they always put the Canadian Consumer first. Like hell they do !!
> ----- Original Message -----
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 4:11 PM
> Subject: Case in point
>> Case in point. On Feb. 4, 2013, Canadians will lose their right to
>> purchase many herbs and vitamins when UPLAR (Natural Health Products
>> Unprocessed Product Licence Applications Regulations) goes into effect.
>> Under Bill C-38, Health Canada (Canada's FDA) will have legal authority to
>> pull unlicensed herbs and vitamins off the shelves, with jail time and
>> fines against the sellers. Vitamins currently available in health food
>> stores will be replaced with low-dosage, inferior products made by
>> pharmaceutical companies. Health Canada alone will determine whether a
>> product is safe or effective.
>> An ill-informed government agency has no role in deciding what we use as
>> medicine, or the natural, unadulterated foods we choose to consume.
>> The current Conservative Government is failing the health and safety of
>> Canadians by refusing to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) found
>> in our food, and by gutting Canada's stringent environmental laws to
>> favour mining and oil interests above the common good, such as fisheries.
>> Its push to approve the controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline Project at
>> all costs will devastate our pristine coastlines and coastal communities
>> Our elected officials need to start thinking less about their six-figure
>> pensions and ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and focus on the long-term
>> well-being of the people they represent.
>> You can't become the fittest people on earth when the food and water
>> you're consuming is making you sick, and our farms and rivers are turning
>> into wastelands for fracking residue and tailings ponds.
>> If our MPs are serious about reducing our country's health care costs,
>> they need to place their neo-conservative ideology aside and reinstate the
>> hundreds of jobs cut by the Harper government at the Canadian Food
>> Inspection Agency, so that the recent E. coli disaster doesn't repeat
>> itself. That's what happens when governments allow corporations to self
>> Pina Belperio
>> Whistler, BC
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Reverse Onus clause violates the Constitutional Rights of Violent
Offenders, but is okay for law-abiding gun owners? DD
City of Hamilton - Public Health Services
The Van/Harm Reduction Program
Joe--our governments will decide which behaviour is acceptable in Canada?? Last time I checked illegal drug use was a crime but now the taxpayer will supply the needles and the access to clean needles to support this behaviour. While legal gun owners are fair game for any control the government decides to impose?? Governments don't want thinking people, they want controlled people so they can instigate any nefarious rules they want.
I heard on the radio today that a Hamilton councillor is whining because there are not automatic door openers on their renovated government building. He feels locked out!!
Now they know how we feel in our entire country.
BTW--gun control means using both hands!!!
Subject: FW: Anti-Empire Report, October 2, 2012
Joe--just as in Canada--it doesn't matter who we vote for--they are all the same.
From: "Glenn HAREWOOD"
A Controversial link which I recently received.
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 12:39 AM
From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Changes to federal health spending will hit provincial governments hard, budget officer says, Jason Fekete September 27, 2012
- Re:Changes to federal health spending will hit provincial governments hard, budget officer says,
- Jason Fekete September 27, 2012
From: rjkoopmans <email@example.com>
Subject: Executive Dissertations:The Little Dutch Girl That Could
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From: Mahmood Elahi
Subject: Exhausted by Bush's two long wars, U.S. suffers from "terminal combat fatigue syndrome"
Copy to: Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and Professor in Global Business and Economy, Stanford University:
Before criticizing President Obama for not showing leadership in the Middle East, you must realize that under your and President Bush's watch, the United States got embroiled in two bloody wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. You invaded Iraq to dismantle its nonexistent weapons of mass destruction and now the country is embroiled in a never-ending bloodletting between the Sunnis and the Shiites. In Afghanistan, the American-installed Karzai regime resembles the Soviet-installed corrupt Najibullah regime. The Taliban continue to slaughter the American troops in the same way Mujahedeen slaughtered the Russian troops. With little to show in Afghanistan, you must realize that democracy cannot be imposed at gunpoint. It must grow from inside and without outside interference. President Obama has rightly decided to withdraw the troops to end this meaningless loss of American lives.
You seem also not to realize that China's challenge to America is economic and not military. Last year, I spent a month visiting Shanghai, Beijing and other cities of China. With its Maglev (magnetically-levitated) trains running at an incredible speed of 430 kilometers per hour, Shanghai looks like a city of the future. I saw China's industrial might while visiting Shanghai's huge container port -- the world's largest. As far as the eye can see, ships of all sizes were loading and unloading containers with robotic precision. By 2010, China has achieved many important milestones: it has overtaken Japan as the world's second largest economy, it has overtaken the United States as Japan's biggest trading partner, it has overtaken Japan as South Korea's biggest trading partner and it has overtaken the United States as the world's greatest trading nation. In fact, China is now bankrolling America's trillion-dollar budget deficit.
China is also on the way to bypass America in research and development. While the United States, facing a financial crunch, is winding down its once touted space program, China is expanding its own. China has already sent astronauts into space and is now gearing up for robotic and manned missions to the moon and beyond. Dr. Jing Naihe, director of Shanghai's Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, said "our top stem cell labs are among the world's best" and "in ten years, we should be at the top."
The United States, facing an enormous budget deficit, cannot compete with a growing China enjoying a huge surplus of $3 trillion. And it was President Bush's staggering $1.67 trillion tax cut for the rich -- squandering a huge left behind by President Clinton-- that made America dependent on China's largess. President Obama is trying to roll back Bush's tax cut for the rich. But Republican-controlled House will not let him to do so. Let's hope, he will be successful in his second term as the Republicans are likely to lose their majority in Congress.
Exhausted by Bush's two long wars, U.S. suffers from "terminal combat fatigue syndrome"
Re: "In search of some backbone in U.S. foreign affairs," by David Van Praag (Sept. 22).
David Van Praag writes: "Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice offered the kind of rhetoric required of Romney: 'Chaos or China will prevail,' if the United States does not lead as the exceptional nation in the drive for global democracy." Both Dr. Condoleezza Rice and David Van Praag may be reminded that it was under Ms. Rice's watch, the United States became embroiled in two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and now, exhausted by two bloody conflicts, most Americans are suffering from what can be called: the Terminal Combat Fatigue Syndrome (TCFS): The unwillingness to shed more American blood in far of lands. This explains why most Americans are opposed to any preemptive strike against Iran.
In fact, combat fatigue was evident even during Bush's tenure. During his tenure, Mr. Bush kept on declaring that Iran must not be permitted to get the atomic bomb and he kept on warning that "military option" was on the table as a last resort. In a speech at West Point in 2002, he asserted: "If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long." But at the time, the United States had invaded Afghanistan and was in the process of invading Iraq and Mr. Bush had no intention to become involved in a third war with Iran. So, he did nothing. Mr. Obama has correctly refused to be drawn into a new war with Iran and is trying to stop Iran through sanction and other non-military means.
Dr. Rice and Mr. Praag may be reminded that China's challenge to America is economic and not military. With China bankrolling America's trillion-dollar budget deficit, Ms Rice should know it better. And after failed attempt to bring democracy in Afghanistan, Dr. Rice must also realize that democracy cannot be imposed at gunpoint --- it must come from within without any foreign intervention.
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From: "S Booiman"
To: "Harper Stephen Calgary Southwest" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
All week I have been waiting for a serious response from Ottawa about
Marois and the Canadian Flag, not a sound, guess it does not bother
the Cons.Government, whom are going down my ladder every day more,
with the unfortunate that there is no alternative. Listening/viewing
SUN TV there were two back benchers, not ever having a chance for
promotion, commented, SUN TV said,but very little comments anywhere
else. And the tax-payer from across the Nation are funding Quebec.
Why are we paying MPs to be shadows???
From: Rene Moreau <email@example.com>
Subject: Fwd: Something you might find very interesting.
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The link below is for an interview on Democracynow.org that is very
very very informative. Thought you might appreciate it.
"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
~Juan Ramon Jimenez
From: "Brian D. Marlatt"
Subject: China, Nexan, the CPC positions and a few off-the-cuff comments posted to Facebook, in reply to commentary, which may be helpful.
- Brian Marlatt I think they have been caught by the contradictions of their own philosophy and policy priorities. They have declared "Canada is open for business" to the world, urged foreign "investment" in Canadian natural resources, called for sovereign treatment equality in business relationships, lobbied China hard as an emerging likely replacement for the US, urged the Northern Gateway pipeline and related proposals to serve the Chinese need for energy as an alternative to Keystone XL because the environment is a greater concern to the Obama administration than it is to their ideological fellow-travellers in the neocon dominated US Republicans who see science as an inconvenience. Now they have been caught by their own positions - to the discomfort, it is reported, to many in their caucus. The stated owned corporate entity proposing to "invest" in the tar sands (oil sands is today's "clean energy" rhetorical preferred term) and to buy Nexan and other similar companies and to buy oil reserves is in essence the government of the People's Republic of China. China is buying the oil and energy resources it needs and wants to the exclusion of all other considerations, including the environment and Canadian sovereign interest. The Alberta oil patch is in danger of being bought up like Manhatten Island for a string of beads and the Alberta-first neocon "free marketers", laissez-faire capitalist corporatists are allowing it to happen on their watch. They are doing so because they are caught up by the contradictions of their positions. Like the model of multi-culturalism which sees communities as colonies of immigrants (and their are other models, but that is a fair way of describing what we have) the neocons are allowing economic colonialism through their free market capitalist model which gives the government of China the right to pursue Chinese sovereign state interest: in effect, gospel, glory, and gold, id est colonialism.
From: The Natroses
Been working on a working hypothesis - perhaps a developing theory on the neoconservatism that is evident across the globe. What makes them tick? Could it be the same optics working beneath the cover of politics and leadership at play in the early 20th century? Optics? What do I mean by optics? The working ideologies and belief systems of people who have the economic, social and political capital, to justified the political and economic policies of the day, and in fact the present, where the globe is undergoing systematically, the removal and suppression of rights, freedoms and human rights. To be replaced by a set of rules/regulations under a heavy regulatory regime, and which would be the eventual goal of the economic and political powers, no matter the political beliefs. Left or right - it is all about moving the extremes of the polar left and right to the center, to justified the belief systems, along with the personal belief systems of those who hold political and economic powers to be imprinted as the new norm.
What got be going was this - " Mr. Harper had long made it clear that he did not support Mr. Woodworth's private member's motion, and Conservative Whip Gordon O'Connor delivered a speech in the House opposing it. But some of the party's highest ranking MPs voted in favour of the motion anyway, including Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose and House Leader Peter Van Loan.
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Peter Penashue, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino, National Revenue Minister Gail Shea, International Trade Minister Ed Fast, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong and Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Diane Ablonczy also voted for the motion.
Labour Minister Lisa Raitt, who voted against the motion, tried to play down some of her colleagues' votes in its favour. "It's time to move on," she said. "We voted in a free vote, but the reality is that my constituents knew and understood that this was something that government was not going to be opening up." http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/motion-on-rights-of-the-fetus-fails-but-finds-cabinet-supporters/article4569871/?utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_source=The%20Globe%20and%20Mail&utm_type=text&utm_content=TheGlobeandMail&utm_campaign=98040184
What were the underlying beliefs systems of the above MPs, considering their actions and behaviours of the past, and the present. Present, pick any story being played out, and the same cabinet ministers are justifying their policies, even if it mean lying to their citizens. One thought popped up in my head. No, but can it be? No, it can't be eugenics and its ideology at play? It turned out, from my initial exploration, I am not the only one to make the connections, of the belief systems that are held by the political and economic powers. Superiority over other lesser human beings? Sure feels like it, when injured veterans are told to take a hike and live on less than what was promised by the government and armed forces recruiters. Where peaceful protesters are fined and described by, "Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, who described some of the protesters last year as "extremists," declined to comment on the specifics of the court ruling, but said through a spokesman that "controversial projects should be evaluated through comprehensive and independent scientific evaluations, not simply on political criteria."
Much like Nazi Germany, where ideologies and belief systems of both the political and economic powers and by extension the globe, deemed those who dare to opposed the Nazi regime, not with fines, but with death sentences. A reminder, of a BBC broadcast, announcing the death of Hitler. Can you imagine what it was like for anyone of average means, watching the broadcast, trying to make sense in their minds, the contradictions, former beliefs systems being challenged, based on what was told to them by the politicians and economic powers and the cognitive dissonance at play? "Cognitive dissonance is the term used in modern psychology to describe the state of holding two or more conflicting cognitions (e.g.,ideas, beliefs, values, emotional reactions) simultaneously. In a state of dissonance, people may sometimes feel surprise, dread, guilt, anger, or embarrassment.  " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance
At the 5 minute mark - connect the dots to my working hypothesis.
It would make anyone think, why leading industrialized developed countries - the political and economic powers had policies up and running after WWII, that marked prosperity for one and all and the building up of the social net. Government pensions, health care, income support, and high employment but more importantly the means to covered the basic necessities of food, shelter and transportation , plus a little bit left over to put into the savings for a rainy day. Today? It is disappearing. Headlines such as, "Three tons of food looted from grocery stores in Spain, as millions struggle" http://www.eutimes.net/2012/09/3-tons-of-food-looted-from-grocery-stores-in-spain-as-millions-struggle/
So much for austerity policies, and very much like the policies of early 20th century governments.
The headline in today's NP - "Vulgar Keynesianism at the root of Justin Trudeau's embrace of the middle class" http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/10/03/andrew-coyne-political-focus-on-the-middle-class-a-product-of-mythical-economic-thought/
The story above, is just another one in the media, repeating the messages that workers are paid too much, and especially for the low-skilled workers. "
In a round about way, the journalist is putting out the message, the middle-class is entirely composed of professionals. No oil-rig worker or fish harvester is on his list, nor the lowly farmer or the assembly-line worker. This set or group now becomes the costs of production, and justifies the economic policies of the 21st century, where all people below the professional, are receiving government benefits. and ergo, can be paid less. The same type of economic policies in the early 1900s are at played, and can be dated back to the 1870s. Just take a look on newspaper accounts of the time period between 1870 to the beginning of WWII, and compared the stories to the 21st century newspaper accounts. Belief systems are intact - the kind that serves the purpose of superiority over other lesser human beings, to justified the policies of the political and economic powers.
Social Conservatism - " Social conservatism is a political ideology that focuses on the preservation of what are seen as traditional values. The accepted goals and ideologies related to preserving traditions and morality often varies from group to group within social conservatism. Thus, there are really no policies or positions that could be considered universal among social conservatives. There are however a number of general principles to which at least a majority of social conservatives adhere, such as support for puritanical morality and traditional family values, often based on a specific understanding of Abrahamist values, and opposition to sexual permissiveness."
As I read in the annuals of essays, treatises and other literature, an emerging definition, of what a modern 21st century social conservatism would look like. In its infancy stage, it is being formed based on class structure, and of maintaining the class structures based on the outdated belief systems that has its origins rooted in the 17th century. Where science and technology was alchemy - black magic, controlled by the political and economic powers, falling in line with the values and belief systems of the people who had the political and economic powers in their hands that so happen that maintain values of superiority over other human beings. Where white slavery of the bonded indenture servant kind, was very much part of the economic policies in North America in the era of settlements of the 1600s to the early 1800s. Some of it still operating in the last half of the 20th century, in programs such as the British Home Children. "THE BRITISH CHILD EMIGRATION SCHEME TO CANADA (1870-1957) - 100,000 British Home Children (alleged orphans) were sent to Canada by over 50 British Child Care organizations. These 4-15 year old children worked as indentured farm labourers and domestic servants until they were 18 years old. The organizations professed a dominant motive of providing these children with a better life than they would have had in Britain, but they had other ignoble and pecuniary motives." http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~britishhomechildren/
Today, the Harper Conservative government, of the extreme right are still practicing other policies based on the same belief systems as the British Home Children policies, and motivated by the same reasons, to maintained the class structure and divisions, where ordinary people become the political and economic causalities of policies and the blame for every ill in the world. The Harper government is a very good example of inflicting their moral superiority and belief systems. The latest being, "Under a proposed new law, thousands of permanent residents could lose their status and be deported for minor convictions, from shoplifting to traffic and drug offences, warn Canada's top immigration lawyers.
"These are young children brought to Canada at a young age as permanent residents, raised and schooled in Canada . . . (but) never took out citizenship," lawyer Guidy Mamann told a news conference Thursday.
"It is unconscionable that a country like Canada, which has always allowed for second chances, to now embark on a new 'one strike you're out' approach."
It would not take too long, to put the Conservatives of the Harper government, into a closet, with a bare light shining upon them, to ascertained that their belief systems and values are of the same kind that Hitler and Nazi Germany employed, and of the same kind being employed as we speak across the globe. More more sophisticated methods, compared to the crude methods of Nazi Germany, the early 20th century methods of factory owners and mistreatment of labour, or even the latest justification and pathetic excuses of the Harper government, on the current e-coli meant scandal, that should have never materialized in the first place, if the Conservatives did not hold belief systems in the first place, that allows the conditions to form and mature, where food recall becomes the new norm. Often wonder why, the many justifications being made by the federal conservatives, and not one concern or a pause, if any of them consumed the beef products in question, or is it because they eat their beef, very well done, on the texture of leather and chewing of cow hide, to eliminate all possibilities of e-coli germs. Will that be the new expenditure of television ads, on telling Canadian citizens the virtues of eating well-done beef, on the consistently of chewing cow leather, rather than the expenditures of reading the riot act to beef producers, and laying down the food safety laws to the beef processing facilities? That is, if the food safety laws have not been removed, by sleight of hand, beneath the noses of Canadians, and to which I would see it as regular operating procedures , of a government that does not give one whit on the outcomes of the ordinary citizens of average means.
"Believing in eugenics does not imply a political position beyond itself. Put more succintly, you can be a eugenicist no matter where you are on the political spectrum: anarchist, fascist, socialist, national socialist, white nationalist, black nationalist, syndicalist, libertarian, liberal, centrist, etc. Most belief systems can include eugenics seamlessly; the two exceptions I can think of are 1) the idiocy that calls itself "progressive liberalism" these days, and 2) Islam."
"The philosopher Leo Strauss was perhaps best known for the view that great philosophical worksespecially those produced in times when persecution for heretical views was commonplaceoften concealed an "esoteric" message, intended only for an elite of truly "philosophical" readers, that was different from, and often quite at odds with, the surface meaning of the text. A somewhat cruder version of that view has often been associated with neoconservativesmany of whom count themselves admirers of Strauss. This was perhaps most clearly expressed by the late neocon grand don Irving Kristol in an interview on the subject of religious belief:
- There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy."