Saturday, April 14, 2018

Canadians Would be Wise to Understand Canada rather than Listen to US

Where do you find out about Canada on any of our media? The CBC might hand out some snooze news from time to time once they get passed their bias coverage. What's the point of having another panel of those dreaded experts when they work for another media source? Give a group of us former broadcasters a 1.6 billion dollar budget from the federal government and we will show you what the media can do for Canada.

CBC radio has now invented a group of experts to speak about marijuana. They openly admitted none of them have ever smoked pot or ate a pot brownie or cookie. More than likely there is money from a federal handout behind their expert advice.

Canada has an open border with the US broadcasting 24/7 the same kind of experts into this country. It becomes a problem when Canadian get confused between what the US does and what we do. This country was not built on the backs of black slaves nor do we spend trillions of dollars to run around the world murdering millions of people. All the countries on this little planet do not spend as much on military spending than the United States does every year. The US is not a democracy - it is a Republic created by slave owners.

The United States is Interfering with Canada

Why are Yankees getting involved with discussions Canadians are having in forums via the Internet?

You know it's a Yankee when:

- they knock our universal healthcare system because no one in Canada goes bankrupt visiting a Doctor.

- they knock the Alberta oil sands project while they forget to mention they have ones 15x bigger

- they encourage Canadians to hate one another rather than have open conversations.

- they will never tell you 90,000,000 million Yankees didn't vote thus giving the office of President and administration to their wealthiest oligarchs.

- they blame Russia for everything including the weather never looking at their fault ridden voting system.

- they are sly until you are wise enough to nail them to the wall with basic fundamental truth.

- they quote US policy via Twitter including threats of nuclear war to other nations. Canada is also a target of those quotes you get from every form of media.

- they will never talk about the nuclear waste dump planned for northwestern Ontario because they will use it for their nuclear waste.

 - another noticeable way to know if it's a Yankee is their use of a grade 6-8 level English. 

- everything in the United States is the biggest, best, top of word, best in the universe, most watched, most viewed and most abusive.

- they call themselves Americans as though no one else lives in North and South America.

- they attack and murder millions of people so they can steal the resources by using the only military tactic they know - divide and conquer.  I am waiting for the US to find those weapons of mass destruction the UK said Iraq had in 2002. They are still searching for Libya's 400 tonnes of gold.

Canadians must have Discussions without Interference

Debating any topic is a common trait all Canadians have in common. Long debates took place everywhere in Canada for our Flag, our healthcare, First Nations along with our Rights and Freedoms. We win when we have talks about our environment including our wealthiest resource - water. In the long run we will win by creating an environment less reliant on fossil fuels including coal. Fossil fuels are a non-renewable resource making it useless for the future of our country and the planet.

Let us be reasonable about our demands today because Canadians do use a lot of non-renewable fuel. We are beginning to move forward contrary to all the expert opinions in the media. Believe in yourself and your fellow Canadians while believing 1% of what the talking heads have to say or write. Have they told you the discussions and rules for the Trans-Mountain pipeline started in 2008?

One news-like paper did publish an article about Lionel Twins, and the Louis Bull first nations forging ahead, with a solar system. The 16 page tabloid manages to squeeze a few stories between a clutter of advertising.

In closing please let me show you an ancient secret about the Internet. (sarcasm) When doing a search what is really happening in Canadian make use of the operands while they still exist.

Canadian news -CBC is one of my favourites.  Put a - (minus) sign before CBC or any others to exclude them from your search. Those top spots in every search engine are paid for with your money.




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Bureaucratic Shuffle in Canada

"the plan is overly bureaucratic and complex"

We are fooled into believing our elected officials operate the government. You should know it is far from the truth. Every form of government, everywhere, runs the show from behind the scenes. Do you pay taxes to multiple government run agencies?

You have heard or read the "government will spend 20 million dollars to launch a new program". (example)

Do ever hear how much of the money will be spent on the bureaucracy to set up and make the program available?

To show you who operates the government here is one example. You can do the same for your town, city, county, province or country. An additional massive bureaucracy is scattered across the country on behalf of both Provincial and Federal governments. Total number of public sector employees from every level of government totaled 3.7 million in 2017.

How Many Dollars are Spent on The Bureaucracy?


Cost for corporate administration, general,  municipal and other total of $356,800.000.00 of the 2.6 billion dollars in revenue (2015). Employee benefits run an additional $127,000,000.00 per year for a grand total of $483,800,000.00. And you thought the 18 million in traffic tickets was a lot of money.

List of an endless Empire of Bureaucrats

Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions

Policies and Procedures Governing Boards


Projects and Plans

Edmonton City Government


Edmonton Metro Region Board




Capital Region Housing Corporation of Edmonton offers a small subsidy with a waiting list of up to 7 years. (before you apply get rid of your vehicle, television, computer, cell phone and shoot yourself in the foot) This elite group apparently reports to no one. All talk no action by highly paid bureaucrats.

Electricity cost Per Month for a 450 sq. ft. run down single suite apartment. Front and back doors do not lock properly etc. The place is more suitable for mice. Electricity used $27.72, with taxes on electricity $34.19 for a total of $61.91. 

People living in poverty do pay taxes. If you believe it isn't so you are listening to the wealthy talk about poverty. Although Canada has not defined poverty look at the cost of paying rent, cost of food and purchases of small items. Taxes are included or added via GST/HST. Mature Canadians (seniors) get nailed every way possible to pay the nameless, faceless bureaucracy. Contributions were made during an entire working life into pension plans. Their single minded purpose it to stay wealthy while ensuring the bureaucracy pays them an over-inflated pension.

“You will understand bureaucracies when you understand procedure is everything and people are nothing.” Thomas Sowell

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Rachel Notely tell Albertans what the Conservatives Did to Alberta

Let the people know about the environmental disaster you and the NDP government inherited from the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta. A name change let's them pretentiously forget the damage done by their policies. 

It is a bloody shame there are Albertans making comments way out of line as you work on cleaning up the mess. I watched the Conservatives since Peter Lougheed ran from door-to-door. If they only had 1% of his courage I might give them some leeway when they fail the one percent test.

Northern Alberta is known to the world as one of the biggest polluters on the planet. Those Conservatives after Lougheed call it the cost of progress. It’s actually an ugly scare on planet earth visible from space.

Progress of that type is not acceptable if we want to live on the planet for a bit longer. The word progress would mean we have a method of cleaning the giant ponds filled with toxic waste water. Conservatives pander to the friend(s) who will bring them cash without any responsibility attached to it.  None of it represents a democracy. Democracy only happens when the project is detailed from the start to the finish. Many within the Conservative Party must have known the finish line was left out  of the equation when agreements were signed.

I know the technology exists, to clean all of the tailing ponds to the point, fresh drinkable water would go into the Athabasca River.

How did they toss away hundreds of billions over the forty years and leave Edmonton building the cheapest possible LRT? All of the new and proposed LRT lines should be going underground for a multitude of reasons. Will our children’s, children’s children see us as an intelligent group who put some thought towards a brighter future? An underground LRT shelters people from the cold and Albertans know the meaning of freezing cold. 

When I heard someone say it was +3c today, in January, I wondered why my fingers were cold.

Show Albertans how the Conservatives gave away the most beautiful wilderness park in Alberta. It was a back country park meant for people to get away from the noise of phones, television, city streets and anything electronic. The Whitehorse Wildland Park in the Rocky Mountains, was never meant for anyone driving a home on wheels to a serviced stall, in a crowded environment. You walk and climb throughout the day and set up a tent for a night (or more). When forestry operated in the park there were no fees or paved roads as it should be for those who enjoy back country camping.

The Conservatives sold an entire section of the Rocky Mountains, along with the forests, wildlife, rivers and streams for a few million dollars.

It’s not funny to arrive in the park and find the mountains are gone. Forests have been removed and it will take the mind of a genius to get them to grow there again. We can no longer dip a metal cup into an ice cold river and drink the water. The water in the few remaining creeks is lukewarm and tastes bitter. The groundwater for the North Saskatchewan River sits below the area where the mountains once protected it and kept it clean.

A sign in one place reads - Water is Not fit for Human Consumption.

Those in the coal industry must stop all coal mining the Whitehorse Wildland Park, between Banff and Jasper. People in all the towns and cities east of the area are wiping coal dust off their floors, windows and walls. Simply wet a cloth with warm water and wipe an area you may not have cleaned recently. There is a difference between how coal dust and toxic exhaust from vehicles (air pollution) clings to the surface. I will set aside the methane gas emissions from coal for another article.

Although the media and environmental groups have been contacted all of them remain silent. They appear to be saying - Does anyone care that mountain range(s) are missing along with forests and rivers?

Although the photo below is from the oil sands it also represents what coal mining is doing on Alberta's eastern slops.



Conservatives had forty years to say something honest to Albertans. Their entire platform was based on blaming Ottawa over oil and gas prices. Most Albertans know oil and gas pricing is set by world-wide consortiums and not the government of Alberta or Canada. It is time to face the truth, reveal the facts and reach conclusions, on how we can begin the process, of repairing most of the damage. Those who have and are taking the greater share of the profits can pay the cost.

Alberta is on the cutting edge of creating a new industry for this province and the world.

Perhaps the people need to be reminded of the consequences of playing hardball with nature. The Calgary flood in 2013 is a recent example. 

More photos before the destruction started and what it is today can be found here.