Monday, May 16, 2022

Letter to NATO, UK and EU Member States as You hand Your Sovereignty to America

Fellow members of these organizations thank you for breaking every promise you made to future generations after World War II.*

You agreed to the following from the United Nations Charter

WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED*

to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.

AND FOR THESE ENDS

to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples.

Article 1


To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;

For your homework please read and memorize all of the articles in the UN Charter as opposed to the US Constitution. Although, since you are no longer a sovereign nation perhaps you should memorize the US Constitution too, while you shred your own Constitutions and Charters.

Continuation of the UN Charter

US Constitution

How did you feel about the war in Afghanistan? The American led war ended in a humiliating defeat after twenty years. You walked lock step by placing sanctions on the Taliban winners. Every women in Afghanistan thanks you for their brief encounter with being able to go to school. You are a part of the defeat with all your weapons turning cities into rubble.

How about that great adventure in Iraq? You must have enjoyed watching Shock 'n Awe as the bombs sucked the oxygen out of the Iraqi people. Another American and NATO loss killing a million while leaving Iraq in ruins. Since the end of World War II America along with it's NATO partners have not won any war. The great lie about Iraq showed the world how you can brow beat the public in a few countries.

 America does not want the democratically elected leader of Syria in office and off to war they go again with NATO countries in tow. When American-led NATO finally gets the message it will be, as it is now, another loss. 

Shall we mention what US-NATO did to Libya? Don't count on any oil coming to your rescue from any of your former friends in the middle-east. They are finally getting pay-back watching NATO and EU drown in massive inflation along with out of this world debt.

Where are the Peace Negotiators?

Over 2400 years ago Plato wrote his thoughts about democracy in the Republic. He said: democracy tenders it conducive to mass ignorance, hysteria, and ultimately tyranny.  What is tyranny? Is this why you leaders of NATO countries the EU and UK gave up your sovereignty to the United States?

Make no mistake about how most of the world's population despises war including the one in Ukraine. Why did Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France agree to a ceasefire under the Minsk Agreements and not follow up to ensure they were being enforced? Did the President of America bully you, as they always do, that they are the greatest democracy in the world? Ask the people of ancient Palestine, Yemen, Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela and Yugoslavia about American style democracy. Vietnam was an early warning sign about spreading American style democracy.

Negotiations that use tariffs and sanctions are not negotiations resulting in a win-win situation. Sanctions are an act of war though America never declares a war even as the bombs begin to explode.

Sanctions starve people far away from the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Do you need a map of the world's less fortunate countries? They are the same ones where you stole resources, deforested the land, found your slaves to build the United States and left the rivers and lakes polluted. 

American Leadership is Jealous of what the Russian People have Done

Nazi Germany left thirty million dead in Soviet Russia, (the U.S.S.R) and the surrounding states after World War II. As the walls went up in ancient Palestine the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. Anyone could see there was virtually no construction in east Berlin. The soviet style buildings could be found from one side of Russia to the other even though it was rich in renewable and non-renewable resources. Today Russia has a new look after twenty years of construction, low unemployment and resource money being used to rebuild the country. 

Your People are Paying the Higher Price

The world was beginning to pick up a little steam since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses were starting to open up again with people going to work or in search of finding work. Industries had disappeared while smaller ones began to open the doors. Many of the jobs were low paying leaving tens of millions unable to catch up with their debts.  

Who will pay for the cost of LNG at ten times the cost of Russian gas, shipped from America to Europe further polluting the Atlantic Ocean? The cost of goods is being artificially inflated by the United States printing money for wars. With an additional $39 Billion dollars for weapons to kill being sent to Ukraine are any countries within NATO, UK and EU willing to stop the bloodshed?

Where is the peace you promised when you signed the UN Charter in the years after World War II?

Respectfully Yours

A Canadian who wants to see you keep your promise.

Dennis Cambly

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Edmonton City Council will knowingly destroy West Jasper Place with the LRT for Wealthy Property Developers

 by Dennis Cambly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I see it as the most racist and discriminatory move as a part of the West Valley Line through the neighborhooods in West Jasper Place. The LRT or trolley car aka Bus on Rails will plough down Stony Plain Road effectively killing every small business. It was very easy to walk from home down Stony Pl Rd to the Bank, Pharmacy, Post Office, Grocery stores while stopping into a corner store. Now people will need to drive to further west or make their way to Meadowlark Mall. We don't expect it will be easy to drive to Meadowlark when construction begins on 156 Street.

 The X on the map shows where TD and Safeway have already closed their doors. Edmonton council who have likely never visited the area easily voted to wipe out existing businesses. The long red arrow shows the area where buildings have been demolished and will be demolished. Same thoughtless procedure is underway on the south side of Stony Plain Road.

I found it amazing to hear a city councilor say the area only had sex shops, prostitutes and pawn shows. He must have missed the hundreds of other businesses including No Frills, Shoppers, dozens of neighborhood restaurants serving foods from multiple countries, along with London Drugs, Starbucks, Dollarama, Safeway and other big brand stores. Small businesses run by people who came to this country and built up a business have been and are being shut down. It has a lot to do with the area being populated by those people who will no longer be a problem. 

For those who commute to work by a vehicle coming into the city via Highway 16A are in for a surprise. (You can expand the top diagram by clicking on it) Considering it took 4 years to construct a small bridge across the river there will be years of construction at the corner of Stony Plain Road and 156 Street including 100 Avenue. Traffic on 100 Avenue averages 25,000 vehiciles per hour during the morning and evening commute. I am guessing the same would be true of Stony Plain Road. 

It is odd the company doing the survey prior to construction did not find the concrete block in the river. They could have asked me or 1000s of other Edmontonians about it since we knew it was laying on the river bed. We pulled a fellow who had too much to drink out of the river near the old bridge. He was very lucky since a small piece of that concrete held him up enough not to drown. It must be better to spent millions of dollars than be honest with the voters.

Take a real close look at the diagram above and please let me know where in the world a train can make a 90 degree turn. When I attended one of the many meetings I asked one of the engineers what they had in mind with the 90 degree turn and he looked rather dumbfounded. The train tracks will need to go behind the former Grant MacEwan Campus to make the corner and stop at the station. You will no longer be able to use Stony Plain Road as you travel east or west. As far as 100th Avenue goes two trains parked at the station, or moving like a snail, should make for an interesting wait time east or west.

It also means the businesses from 156 Street to 167 Street will be cut off from traffic due to councilors and city planners who never traveled the area. The big X is what the developers are eagerly waiting to build 12 to 14 floor condos. Both sides of Stony Plain Road from 142 Street to 156 Street will also be lined with up to 12 floor condos. They are the wood framed floor condos Edmonton city council approved of for the developers. I am sure the Fire Department is thrilled about them as they are about how they will respond to a fire in the area. The Fire Station is located north of 156 Street and Stony Plain Road. Good luck getting to a house or apartment fire with trains blocking the intersection. Those trolley cars sure do move slow especially when they hit a 90 degree turn. Perhaps the entire intersection will rotate.

The train then heads south on 156 Street to 89 Avenue where it makes another 90 degree turn on it's way to West Edmonton Mall then to Lewis Housing district. 

It is very sad what the city is doing about the former Grant MacEwan Campus. City council said in one of their 100s of reports they wanted to reposition the campus as a hub for the community. They put their imaginations together and came up with the name Orange Hub. 

The building sat vacant for almost four years since the last students used it. Twenty non-profit organizations met with the city committee that invited them to discuss a community based plan. All of the groups work with the Food Bank, housing, community based events, work with everyone regardless of race, creed, color etc. Disclosure: (I volunteer with one of the groups). At present every one of the community organizations have locations scattered around West Jasper Place. 

All twenty were turned down by city council. The current mayor and council decided to stay away from community based groups and jump into the Canada Council trough. It'snot what you know when it comes to Canada Council it's all about who you blow. Alberta Arts council jumped in with $25 million and a non-profit company gathered up the money to take over Grant MacEwan campus aka Orange Hub along with another pig at the trough.

A few non-profits from West Jasper Place were kicked out of the building by city council. In the brochure Building a City around the LRT it reads; Establish land uses around LRT stations to
reflect the characteristics of its surrounding areas and each station’s role in the LRT network. An integrated community system with an emphasis on housing, shopping, pedestrians and bicycles with reduced car use.

I have big news for mayor and council we had all of that before you bulldozed and bullied your way into our community with a train. We do not need your train tracks nor your lies about how you would create your perfect community. As white as you are you would have been welcome to dine out in one of our restaurants owned and operated by a family from Pakistan. Unfortunately they were given a 30 day notice to vacate the building they operated out of for three decades. Nice white folks paid too much to recklessly spend our money.

 

Published by Dennis Cambly who has no relationship with a company who stole my ancestral surname dating back to Jacques Cartier and then to an area where Julius Caesar camped his armies in Italy. The company was started by an ex-Google employee with an investor from India. In my conversations with them I was told the name was simply an abstract object. If surnames are objects why didn't they use their own surnames? It's appauling that a corporation is allowed to use someone's surname and confuse later generations as to the ancestry of the name.

 

 



Wednesday, October 6, 2021

What the People of Edmonton Should Know about the Cost of the LRT at Election Time

by Dennis Cambly

As we move towards the Edmonton municipal election I could not help notice how the media coverage has been next to none. There is never any talk about the ecomic side or as we may call it how much does the Mayor and Council spend each year. What projects get the majority of the money and others such as roads get very little. We still drive cars in Edmonton regardless of the $100 million spent on bike lanes used six months of the year. Many of our main roads are in horrible condition. Ask any driver if you are unaware of the road conditions. The city in the meantime have hit us will slogan after slogan: The Greening of Edmonton, Touch the Water, Build for Two Million, Smart City, Ribbon of Green, Edmonton River Valley Ice Strategy and One Million More. 

Those are a few otherwise I would go on for another page of wonderful window dressing on the cost we pay. It doesn't matter which way you look at it we pay from Federal Payments, Provincial Payment and City Taxes it all comes down to one taxpayer at a time. The city of Edmonton uses some of the sneakiest ways to get our money of them all.

First due to name changes by city council this line goes downtown along Stony Plain Road, 104 Avenue, to West Edmonton Mall. It is commonly called Valley Line West and is expected to take five to six years to complete beginning in 2021. Construction has begun near West Edmonton Mall so you won't notice the traffic problems and destruction in between.

In order to assist you and ensure you don't get too confused the next diagram is the West LRT aka Bus on Rails I am writing for you information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the massive impact I find it best to provide you with the most recent diagrams of the route with its 16 stations/stops from downtown. The train will move onto 104th Avenue at 107 Street.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now we travel along 104th Avenue and the first traffic snag we hit is 109th Street and 104 Avenue. There is one lane of traffic east and west along 104 with the train I mean LRT or Long Rail Trolley moving slow in both directions. 

During construction this major intersection will detour you somewhere far from your destination. Getting into and out of any businesses up to 116 Street will be difficult at any time. Pity the business on both sides of 104 Avenue after being hard hit by a pandemic followed by years of contruction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we come 116th Steet intersection once again under construction. 116th Street is another major road for those moving north and south as is 109 Street. You can expect this part to be under construction for two or three years. I am basing this on the amount of time the beautifcation and narrowing of Jasper Avenue is taking. 

Jasper construction should hit 116 Street about the same time as 116 Street and 104 Avenue. Bike lanes are a top priority in our northern city, so you can leave your vehicle at home, and take a bike. Great planning deserves praise for the 100 people riding a bike during our mild six months of winter. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a tight squeeze along 104 Avenue at the best of times so prepare yourself for an even tighter squeeze. At some point along the section from 116 to another busy interesection at 124 Street there will be little to no room for any vehicles during and after construction. 

The train will be at ground level since the city never looked at what Vancouver did with their Sky Train. At least Vancouver calls it a train. It does not run at street level causing massive traffic jams nor cause problems with bikes and pedestrians. The weather in Vancouver is in deep contrast to the Edmonton freeze-up starting in October through to April. When it is +10c in Vancouver it can easily be -36c with bitter cold winds in Edmonton from December to February. Council in Edmonton starting with Mandel decided the design should be at street level. They appear to believe this is Palm Springs.

This is the SkyTrain in Vancouver running on Renewable Electricity

124th Street will be a fascinating crash landing for vehicles north and south bound. Most buildings will be knocked down and all trees through to West Jasper Place will disappear as we move along 104th Street now called Stony Plain Road. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recent updates say there will be vehicles allowed from 124 Street to the next big intersection 142 Street and Stony Plain Rd. This is where 102 Avenue meets 104 Avenue with a kind of twist turn into 142 Street. Should be fun deciding who goes first in which direction with two trains stuck at ground level along with 8 lanes of traffic north/south and east/west. There are two train tracks the same system used over 75 years ago with trolley cars.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the LRT in Edmonton Environmentaly Friendly?

Mayor and Council tell us the LRT will be environmentaly friendly while every part of it is depleting the planet of non-renewable resources to build and maintain. To top it off this recent chart shows where we get our electricity. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is that what we want to call enviromentaly friendly?

Mayor and Council did not listen to what the people of Edmonton told them. They only listen to the big developers eager to sell this obsolete system to you. It's an expensive experiment with the cost nearing $20,000,000,000.00 and rising. Council does not release costs to the media or anyone who wants to know.

However, some of us, have a extended background in economics and know where to look and how to read numbers. Example: The original estimate for the short train line from city hall to NAIT was $256 million, but, the almost final cost $2,540,000,000.00. 

Articles will be released as early as they can be written so you have a chance to decide who you will vote for in the municipal election. Think what $20 billion dollars could have done rather than build an obsolete trolley train? 

Why the media are avoiding this topic during a municpal election makes me wonder what's in it for them. (more to come)


Published by Dennis Cambly who has no relationship with a company who stole my ancestral surname dating back to Jacques Cartier and then to an area where Julius Caesar camped his armies in Italy. The company was started by an ex-Google employee with an investor from India. In my conversations with them I was told the name was simply an abstract object. My rebuttal was a simplier. If surnames are objects why didn't they use their own surnames? It's appauling that a corporation is allowed to use someone's surname and confuse later generations as to the ancestry of the name.



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Edmonton Pride Week after 1400 Years of Gay and Lesbian Persecution


Pride Week began organizing when a few Gay men and Lesbians met in 1975

The story about a group called Shades of Color (SoC) protested at the opening of the Pride Week Parade in 2018 was a sad day. (link) After decades of being attacked during every Pride Parade by evangelical pastors and their followers I felt sick. SoC was not satisfied when four of its' members were invited to meet with the Edmonton Pride Festival Society (EPFS). When they arrived at the meeting thirty of their membership arrived and again attacked the Pride committee. The police were called or more physical violence would have taken place.  Here is an article filled with errors by one of the people who chose to attack the gay and lesbian Pride Parade.

Long before 2003 there was a healthy and inclusive incorporated Pride society in Edmonton. When a new group took over in 2003 they ditched the original society and eliminated the words gay and lesbian from Pride Week.

Originally we included everyone who wanted to volunteer in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. The committee operated on a $20,000.00 budget for all of the Pride Week activities. You will never find that information, on the world's worst website, Wikipedia used too often as a reference. Wikipedia is for dummies who either do not know how to read or most likely never read a book.

SOC Made the Following Demands of Edmonton Pride Week

Here are some of the highlights from the demand notice. None of the wording was altered in any way to enable you to see the original wording by SoC found on this media website. The struggle for freedom began under torture and death by religious authoritarian theocracy circa 500 CE. SoC is attempting to rewrite and hijack history by using personal problems as a facade.

1. Open Pride with a protest lead by QTIBPOC, trans folx and their allies. 

2. Pride in the Park. Included in this would be musical performances by QTIBPOC artists
This protest will be in place of the parade, and anyone who joins must have beliefs that are in line with the message of the protest.

3. Shades of Colour Community and RaricaNow will assess via email who applies to partake in the protest and ensure the applicants adhere to a set of criteria based on the values and principles of the protest.

4. These workshops and resources should take up the most space and be at the centre of Pride in the Park

5. Pride in the Park needs to end with a vigil to honour the lives lost due to numerous forms of oppression transphobia, racism, colonization, queerphobia, capitalism, classism, ableism, Islamophobia, homophobia, etc.

6. QTIBPOC+ and trans folx will lead this vigil, followed by white allies and supports.
Applicants will acknowledge that whiteness is pervasive in mainstream LGBTQ+ communities.

7. We need to fight to defend this land at all costs against all threats, including government-sanctioned invading pipelines.

8. Write a public accountability  (ed; apology) Statement outlining the harm the EPFS has caused the QTIBPOC community and a public commitment to rectifying this harm.

Sorting the Facts from Fiction

Why were charges under Canadian Law not made by the Edmonton Pride Committee against the violent nature of SoC? The demands placed on gays and lesbians are both diabolical and a form of extortion against a highly discriminated minority group.

We have been dealt a serious blow for almost 1400 years by mythical words put into the vocabulary by religious groups. If you need proof look at the clergy of Iran where gay men face execution. They too have a reliable source given to them by a young man who hooked up with a very wealthy older woman. It was a small known world at the time and Iran keeps it that way in the 21st century. There are a few other countries where the death penalty remains in place for homosexuals. Bringing religion into a celebration of freedom is mixing oil and water.

Here is a quote from the trial brought before the Supreme Court of Canada caused by discrimination by the government of Alberta. (Factum of the Intervener in favour)*

Historically, Jews and gay persons have frequently been the targets of discrimination at the same time and from the same sources. In Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1980).

Do You want more Evidence?

As a target of racism and a victim of the Holocaust, the Jewish community uniquely appreciates the importance of being vigilant in the fight against racism and all forms of discrimination. Canadian Jewish Congress views the issues raised in this case not only as issues pertaining to gays and lesbians, but also as human rights issues relevant to all minorities and all Canadians. Congress understands that tolerance of diversity must be a goal for all Canadians. Congress recognizes that it has an obligation to object wherever discrimination exists. (Factum of the Intervener)

According to the Jewish Holocaust Museum over 30,000 gays had their lives ended in the Nazi concentration camps or by hideous torture (or both). After years of research, another 900,000 mostly gay men and lesbians, disappeared between 1933 to 1945 during the Nazi purge of gay men and women. In the 1930s and 1940s, both governments, Hitler’s and Stalin’s, presented homosexuality as the enemy’s aberration and deviance.

The same laws which oppressed Jews oppressed gay people; the same groups bent on eliminating Jews tried to wipe out homosexuality; the same periods of European History which could not make room for Jewish distinctiveness reacted violently against sexual nonconformity; the same countries which insisted on religious uniformity imposed majority standards of sexual conduct; and even the same methods of propaganda were used against Jews and gay people, picturing them as animals bent on the destruction of the children of the majority. (Factum of the Intervener)

This isn't Russia where being a homosexual is no longer a criminal act, but, everything you do is gay propaganda. Therefore it is normal in Russia to be beaten or murdered by Nazi-like gangs who prowl the streets of Moscow. They are free do so because Heir Putin did not put a remedy in place for discrimination based on sexual orientation. The law is a typical example of political homophobia.

Putin did however ensure spreading gay propaganda, a open assault on a minority group, giving his Nazi-like thugs freedom to bash gays. Who are the men in dresses from a millennium ago who dictate how Russia is governed in this century? One of the strictest regimes from a 1,000 years ago, the Russian Orthodox Church, made Russia a religious state. Russia is not a democracy as they claim to the world. It's a state-backed oligarchy for those who adhere to the Russian Orthodox Church rules and laws written centuries ago. The idea of human rights is lost to religious and often fascist non-taxable organizations.




















Possibilities for Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

Pride month and pride week must look to it's roots of persecution dating to the creation of authoritarian states with religion as its code of death. Let those who want to live by rules made up by angry old men, most of them non-white, stay in the 6th century. Pride can happily celebrate in the 21st century and let the mythical texts fade away into dust.

Bring the Pride Parade back to Jasper Avenue where 200,000 people enjoyed a great time on a Saturday. People of Edmonton flooded the sidewalks and Jasper Avenue taking a break from home life or working in their offices. The parade stretched from 112 Street to 103 Street creating an exciting time for everyone.












Allow the words gay and lesbian to be used as a reminder we are here.












Find people who live in Edmonton and understand our history, to volunteer without payment, to act as board members and advisors. Offer pepper spray to those in front of the parade and have an ample supply of officers of the law on hand. (Only to be used should any radical group get in our way)












As for the violent group Shades of Colour and RaricaNow they can hold their own protest rally. In their list of demands, it appears your choice, is their way or the highway.

For me I dread violence and people who make abusive threats while wearing a masquerade.

Dennis Cambly

*Appellant Vriend the right to pursue his human rights complaint.
May 1997 Ronald A. Sorokin Lyle S.R. Kanee Witten Binder Chivers Greckol and Kanee Counsel Canadian Jewish Congress