Saturday, July 21, 2018

If you still have doubts about the Cons (CRA Party)

CRAP is the new acronym for the Con Parties!  Conservative Republican Association Party.

Sealed by Harper, Canada's worst Prime Minister in his press release telling Canada to capitulate to Trump in the NAFT Agreement!  As if this turkey still can give a Release!  He is a Republican first and a Canadian second.  This is the man who said he would change Canada to a point we would not recognize it.

The Mexican President past said it best; "We (Canada and Mexico) are sending highly trained and skilled people, specialists in their field into the NAFTA talks.  The US has picked people (of unrelated backgrounds instead) being picked by their poliltcal stripe."

And, we all know the people we are asked to deal with in thoes talks have nothing at all to say about the agreement.  Everything is taken back to Trump for a yes or no and no discussion.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Are you ready to throw away Canada?

The purpose of this essay is to show the Conservative lies and misdirection over the past 20 years or more in regards to Climate change and the urgency of it.

You are correct if you think there have been other instances on record of the oceans rising. I draw on the very informative book of Gavin Menzies in which he follows the old Chinese maps which in turn, show sea levels to be 6 foot higher than they are now. Greenland was circumnavigated as the Chinese Treasure ships tried to get under the north pole to better measure the constellations.

They left their maps with every civilization they came upon to show these same countries the way back to China so they could pay homage. The Maps still exist.  The Chinese Mandarins (First Conservatives) took over and the Treasure ships were left to rot at anchor and books and star charts and other maps were destroyed.  Statues ripped down.

The Paris Agreement talked about put the heads of state and their science at the same table. The charts produced showed the introduction of coal, a 19th-century technology, and the rise in carbon dioxide levels matched perfectly. It was decided to stop the use of Coal as a corrective measure. Not a cure.

The earth orbit as measured by the same constellations the Chinese used in 1423 shows us the Earth is in an elliptical but concentric orbit. Concentric because we are knocked out of the loop by Jupiter’s gravitation. The last time we were in a circular orbit was 65 years ago! Year 0 in a 10,000-year journey.

The bottom line is: We have been moving away from the sun for 65 years in a cooling off period and, we are still heating up. If this continues unabated, we will not; NOT survive as a civilization!

The Conservatives continue to ignore, deny and put out false information on Climate Change. If allowed to continue they will be the end of us.

The Conservatives knew all about climate change before 2006.  Here is an exert from a post, Letter to Ralph Klein October 22, 2004
Friday, October 22, 2004
The Occupation of Alberta by Ralph Klein
https://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/search?q=climate+change
Honorable Ralph Klein,
August 26, 2003
Room 307 Legislative Building,
Edmonton, AB T4K 2C6
Re:- The occupation of Alberta by Ralph Klein.Dear Premier:
The compelling information you have regarding climate change is near catastrophic and puts Alberta on the course of a climate very similar to Southern Iraq or Turkey more probably on the short term rather than the long.

Extremes in weather and unpredictable weather such as storms, hurricanes, drought and flood are parts of the scenario. Ongoing drought and forest fires are going to be the norm rather than the exception. Forest fires and unprecedented pestilence are but symptoms of the climate change rapidly coming upon us.

Lakes will become mud holes and rivers will dry up. (The Prince George area has massive beetle infestation because the temperatures haven’t dropped to the -40 that is required to kill them off; All in the last 5 years!) The extending drought has already caused the earth to move away from house foundations around Alberta causing them to crack. I would think any one who has built in the last 6 years has recourse on the Government because of a lack of proper building standards to account for these known changes.

When your Environment department confirmed the above they also said studies were being made on how to use the unusable (un-potable) rivers of water from the Viking aquifer. Considering the oil companies have been accessing this "bad" water for year’s further studies would only be for the purpose of stalling for time.

Oil companies site only the added expense, by comparison to surface water, as being the only real draw back! I recall people in Parkland County complaining their water wells went dry after seismic went through their region. They speculated the seismic had damaged the upper water aquifer. Your response was less than caring. "Prove it" you said.

Knowing what you know about the weather change and dwindling water resource it is irresponsible for you to allow oil companies to use any drinkable water for injection into the wells for oil recovery! Your water plan amounts to a charge on Alberta residences for the water taken by oil companies and pumped down hole.When do the oil companies start paying for the damages they have done and the water they have already ruined or wasted?

It seems to be your plan to stall full public disclosure of information on climate change until the oil is gone, the drinking water is gone and the oil companies have moved on?

The Canadian History.
As a one time Conservative Riding secretary and of an age greater than 90% of Canadians I offer this glimpse into our past. More directly the Conservatives have known of climate change for more than 20 years.  Instead of putting in a cure they embarked on a major course of misinformation.

The Liberals built Canada with little interruption to their base until 1919 to 1937 in which case the American Republicans working through the Morman Church, helped them establish "The United Farmers of Alberta"  This party morphed itself into the Veterans and Active force, 1944 to 1948, again the US Republicans were fully involved.  This morphed into the Conservatives which found a hard landing after Diefenbaker and the Avro-Arrow. (You now know the reason Diefenbaker scrapped the Arrow in Canada allowing the US to take up the design) and, Harper sold off the Canadian Wheat Board to US interest in leaving office.  Related:
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They again morphed into the Progressive Conservatives. This party was started by Peter Lougheed and company.  Peter broke away from the Republicans, in fact, took on US oil interests in Alberta in the much-maligned NATIONAL ENERGY PROGRAM.  Peter became the most popular Premier not only of Alberta but, all of Canada.

When Klein took over he doubled down with the US Republicans.  All this happening while the Wild Rose Party kept the original foundation going with the Church.  Now we had two political parties which could appear as opposition, one extreme and one tame by comparison.  Doing what they do best, played both ends against the middle.

Notably, Klein started the bleed on the Heritage Savings and Trust by freezing the fund at 5% profit taking all above into General Revenue to support his 10% flat tax.  The loss to Albertans 760 billion dollars most of which went directly back to US parent companies.  Norway over the same period banked over 1 trillion dollars.

Take a look at The Huffington Post" to see the teamwork us/Canadian and the treatment you get if you enter an opinion on US politics.

In a final analysis, I see the US is in a position to take over our country!  By putting in a Conservative Government again will facilitate the end of our Dairy Marketing board and any other institutions that may hinder this process.

As if in confirmation of the above post
Jason Kenny backed the running of a Trump campaign worker in the Alberta by-election.
For any of you doubting the Canadian History   Devin Dreeshen, newly elected in Innisfail by-election as PUC was a campaign worker for Donald Trump.  Kelly calls it a good experience.

“In November 2016, Dreeshen and another conservative political activist penned a lengthy article in the Hill Times in Ottawa chronicling their work on Trump’s campaign.”
Also posted on Ipolitic/WordPress

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

The Conservative's score with Harper.

This post courtesy of IPolitic  

I’m aware of Trudeau’s failings, but he’s a piker compared to the nightmare that was Harper. There’s way, way, too much to list from those awful years. Here’s a small sampling: (very small)

~ Against court order, refusal to share budget Info.
~ Conservative Cabinet Staffers Granted Immunity from Testimony
~ Conservatives Falsify Reports and Documents
~ Repeated Duplicity on Costing of F-35 Fighter Jets
~ Harper Minister Lies, Blames Statistics Canada for Killing Long Form Census
~ Conservatives Engage in Abuse of Process with Omnibus Bills on a scale never before seen.
~ Conservatives Engage in Abuse of Process with parliamentary committees. Top Conservatives prepared a handbook instructing Conservative committee chairpersons on how to obstruct and sabotage proceedings.
~ Access to Information System Impeded
~ Loyalty Oaths Imposed on Public Servants
~ Suppression of Research
~ Like Never Before, Limits Placed on Media Access
~ Conservatives Block Accreditation for Opposition MPs
~ Clampdown on Freedom of Speech of Diplomatic Corps
~ Aquatic Science Libraries Decimated for no reason other than to destroy valuable environmental information.
~ Illegitimate Prorogation of Parliament, Twice
~ Undue Interference with Independent Agencies
~ Billions Borrowed without Parliament’s Permission
~ Lapdogs Appointed as Watchdogs
~ Undermining Statistics Canada, Killing Data
~ Government Muzzles Science Community
~ Cons’ Elections Bill Strips Power from Elections Canada
~ Harper Minister Smears Head of Elections Canada
~ Conservative Convicted on Robocalls Scam
~ Harper undercuts EC and tries to suppress vote with unfair elections act.
~ Conservative Bill Rewrites History to Protect Mounties from Potential Criminal Charges
~ Harper Government Sued by Justice Department Whistleblower
~ Time and again the Harper government proposed bills that ended up being shot down by the courts, prompting critics to say such legislation was more about making political statements than lasting policy.
~ Tactic Borrowed from North Korea. Ostensibly neutral public servants were used as stooges, falsely posing as new citizens in a staged Citizenship Renewal public relations exercise by the Immigration Department
~ UN Blasted Canada’s Treatment of Immigrants. Changes made to Canada’s immigration and refugee system under Harper were investigated by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, whose report blasted how thousands of migrants were detained indefinitely without due process, many for over a year or more, as well as poor mental health support for those incarcerated.
~ The ‘Harper Government’ Labelling Deception. Public servants were told to use “Harper Government” instead of “Government of Canada” in publicity releases. The Conservatives denied it was happening — until internal memos revealed by the Canadian Press revealed the denial to be without basis.
~ Conservatives Place Party Logos on Government of Canada Cheques
~ Record Amounts of Partisan Political Advertising, on the Public Purse
~ Conservatives Stack Their Own Ridings with Infrastructure Funds
~ Revenue Canada set loose to Attack Charities that weren’t ideologically in line with Harper’s beliefs, including environmental, animal welfare, etc…
~ Conservatives Use Unheard of Tactic to Force through Anti-Union Bill
~ Harper Smears Liberal Sikh MP, Insinuating Tie to Terrorism. He was completely wrong yet wouldn’t apologize.
~ Citizens Ejected from Conservative Rallies simply because they weren’t screened and vetted beforehand as being Conservative party members. If they were spotted, they were gone. Unbelievably, during election campaigns.
~ Conservatives Make Campaign Event Attendees Sign Gag Order


Sunday, July 01, 2018

Ontario and Doug Ford's scrore card.


When Doug Ford was campaigning, he knew very well the Wynn Government was doing a great job under the very adverse circumstance.  His job was to push the Conservative envelope!  So, there was no sense explaining his position on finance there was none.

He made a big deal about cap and trade in Ontario.  This was unlike the Conservatives version it worked.   Having made so much noise about it he proceeded immediatly to cut it out and replace it with nothing!  Global warming is now allowed, even encouraged in Ontario!

What he didn't tell the people of Ontario was he also kissed off 2 million dollars (perhaps a great deal more) when he cancelled that deal.  This figure was being used by Wynn to expand her green program. Now? Nothing!  And the population is expected to make up the 2 million in taxes.

As I predicted, the first target for cuts was health care.  The Conservatives have got rid of co-pay in Ontario.  Co-pay is what is set up in Pharmacies to handle the billing split between your prime insurance (private or company coverage) and your provincial (universal) coverage.  Many prescriptions until now have a zero balance when you pick them up. Not anymore!

Typically your company medical insurance will pay 80% of the prescription leaving 20% for provincial.  

That means an employer is going to ignore the extra cost to you or if inclined will work out with their insurers how much more they have to pay for total coverage.

 In turn, this interprets to one more total premium for every five employees!  In some cases, this overhead will be too much.   On iPolitic's website, the Ontario Government has it's trolls up most of the time.  In answer to the above statement, they responded: "That will be a good deal for insurance companies".   Enter private medicine.


Friday, June 22, 2018

HEALTH The 3 Reasons the U.S. Health-Care System Is the Worst

Courtesy of The Atlantic:
The biggest reason is the Republicans and Canadian Conservatives are against any kind of Universal Health care regardless of costs or savings.  This is what you vote for.  This is what Ontario is in for.
The head of the Commonwealth Fund, which compares the health systems of developed nations, pinpoints why America’s is so expensive and inefficient.
According to the Commonwealth Fund, which regularly ranks the health systems of a handful of developed countries, the best countries for health care are the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Australia.
The lowest performer? The United States, even though it spends the most. “And this is consistent across 20 years,” said the Commonwealth Fund’s president, David Blumenthal, on Friday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic.
Blumenthal laid out three reasons why the United States lags behind its peers so consistently. It all comes down to:
  1. A lack of insurance coverage. A common talking point on the right is that health care and health insurance are not equivalent—that getting more people insured will not necessarily improve health outcomes. But according to Blumenthal: “The literature on insurance demonstrates that having insurance lowers mortality. It is equivalent to a public-health intervention.” More than 27 million people in the United States were uninsured in 2016—nearly a tenth of the population—often because they can’t afford coverage, live in a state that didn’t expand Medicaid, or are undocumented. Those aren’t problems that people in places like the United Kingdom have to worry about.
  2. Administrative inefficiency. “We waste a lot of money on administration,” Blumenthal said. According to the Commonwealth Fund’s most recent report, in the United States, “doctors and patients [report] wasting time on billing and insurance claims. Other countries that rely on private health insurers, like the Netherlands, minimize some of these problems by standardizing basic benefit packages, which can both reduce administrative burden for providers and ensure that patients face predictable copayments.” In other words, while insurance coverage in general is great, it’s not ideal that different insurance plans cover different treatments and procedures, forcing doctors to spend precious hours coordinating with insurance companies to provide care.
  3. Underperforming primary care. “We have a very disorganized, fragmented, inefficient and under-resourced primary care system,” Blumenthal added. As I wrote at the time, in 2014 the Commonwealth Fund found that “many primary-care physicians struggle to receive relevant clinical information from specialists and hospitals, complicating efforts to provide seamless, coordinated care.” On top of a lack of investment in primary care, “we don’t invest in social services, which are important determinants of health” Blumenthal said. Things like home visiting, better housing, and subsidized healthy food could extend the work of doctors and do a lot to improve chronic disease outcomes.
Together, these reasons help explain why U.S. life expectancy has, for the first time since the 1960s, recently gone down for two years in a row.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Why Canada's play as a country is so important: The world is not in Great shape yet; the contrary.

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The GDP of the Following Countries
USA GDP% improve 2.9%
The G7 Group 2.4%
The European Union 2.5%
Canada 2.1%

Our markets are flat!  Together is the only way
we can make it!

The Trans Canada Pipeline

Canadians Receive A Wide Range of Benefits from the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, Including 15,000 Jobs and $46.7 Billion in Tax Revenue!  

BC is allowing BC produced oil to be loaded on their shores while blocking Alberta.  This is criminal

Monday, June 11, 2018

Alberta Advantage Party - the New Republican assault on Canadian politics!

I had the opportunity to talk with the AAP party reps.  Their membership push came at me.  I said, "I've had my fill of you guys, the WRP is run by the US Republicans." to which he replied, "Yes, that is true but we are different!"

Small talk' I took his brochure and left.

From the AAP flyer:

APP:  The right to recall your elected official.
WRP: Exact same thing.

Education:
If elected AAP will revise the Alberta Education Curriculum so that our students will receive the highest levels of academic and practical skills that are offered on the planet.
Wow!  They have no idea how such lofty ideals will cost individuals and money.  Think here of private schools,  Available if you can afford them.  They are the new Republican push to Morph still another party.

We will eliminate the mandatory gay-straight alliance clubs in Alberta schools and eliminate the NDP directive that parents must not be told about their child's sexual behaviours.  Not the WRP "Homosexuals will burn in the fires of hell" but, the next thing to it.

The NDP GAVE NO SUCH DIRECTION! The NDP did say that joining such an organization will be kept private.  The alternative is to turn back the clock, adopt a program of exclusion and do away with anything that suggests inclusion.  Do away with safety and endorse one of risk!

And finally, We will uphold and support the ability of parents to have their children educated in the manner they think best for their child, through a public, Catholic, private or charter or homeschool program.  We will not amalgamate the Catholic and public-school systems.

What they do not say, looking south of our border, they will cut funding to public schools giving the majority of funding to the private school.  There will be two distinct levels of education! Not just high school vis University.

The way it is now, the majority of the population make up the stripe of the school.  St. Albert, for instance, is Catholic Public and Protestant private.

Policing:
Rural Crime is at pandemic levels.
The AAP, if elected, would train and elevate sheriffs to the standard of Police forces such as Edmonton and Calgary Police Services.

Rural Crime is high, but not Pandemic!  The Sheriffs are fully trained for the duties they perform and have the full support and are in the communication with the Local Police forces.

As a member patrolling with the Citizens on Patrol group, I can tell you we are always in contact with local police and do not go at risk anyplace!

Equalization:
The people of Alberta know what equalization payments are.  We know that the taxes we pay are sent to Ottawa and we get nothing back in equalization. Transfers.

Straight out of the WRP/Republican playbook!

Alberta received equalization payments from its concept to 1954.  It was not called "equalization" at these times.  More recently we received money, a great deal of it, from Ottawa when this last recession hit.

If elected to government, the AAP will not sign an agreement with Ottawa that keeps us subjugated or maintains the status quo.
At the heart of the Conservative movement is such extremes which will very quickly break up this country which is their final solution.

Secondly, there is no pile of money sitting in Alberta waiting to go to Ottawa!
Any monies paid anywhere in Canada come from the taxes paid by you and I and like people and corporations!  It is out of the Federal Tax Base!

The AAP Will work to free Albertans from being Canada's tax slaves.
 What a bunch of extreme separatism crap!  Another thing that will help to break up  Canada.

Health Care: We will put an end to the separating of our elderly couples in their final years.

Getting old is not a lot of fun at times.  Palliative care in the past has taken up many of the Active Beds in the prototypical hospitals around Alberta.  An active bed costs the system 3000.00 per day,  a palliative bed costs several hundred.  That is the economies of dying in Canada, not just Alberta.

We will make a commitment to research, specifically immunology.
And what, do they think is happening now?  Simply playing on fears of the elderly with no real changes available to them.

Alberta's Place in Canada:
Albertans want greater autonomy from Ottawa.

This is playing to the Southern Alberta WRP group and is a political play first used by the United Farmers of Alberta in 1919! It was needed then and very effective and was the start of the family driven dynasties in Western Canada"

The AAP will demand Alberta's right to select our own immigrants, in the same way, that Quebec does.

They fail to say that all provinces can do this now to a large extent.  So what they are saying is they will set up to sort wants by colour and race.  So typical of the Republicans.  Manitoba for years has been trying to import German Mechanics! And, have little success.

The AAP would halt the process of sending Alberta's portion of income tax to Ottawa.  The AAP would set up an Alberta Revenue Service to collect the Alberta portion of our taxes.

Think here of the underlying task of separation they want.
Even if they got close, it would take 6 provinces to agree on such a change in the constitution.

Marilyn Burns, a lawyer.   Giver her my regards while asking her background and origins.

Contact  

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Canadian Politcal History.

As a one time Conservative Riding secretary and of an age greater than 90% of Canadians I offer this glimpse into our past.

The Liberals built Canada with little interruption to their base until 1919 to 1937 in which case the American Republicans working through the Morman Church, helped them establish "The United Farmers of Alberta"  This party morphed itself into the Veterans and Active force, 1944 to 1948, again the US Republicans were fully involved.  This morphed into the Conservatives which found a hard landing after Diefenbaker and the Avro-Arrow. (You now know the reason Diefenbaker scrapped the Arrow in Canada allowing the US to take up the design and ordered the only prototype of the Aero destroyed.) and, Harper sold off the Canadian Wheat Board to US interest in leaving office.  Related:
Related:
They again morphed into the Progressive Conservatives. This party was started by Peter Lougheed and company.  Peter broke away from the Republicans, in fact, took on US oil interests in Alberta in the much-maligned NATIONAL ENERGY PROGRAM.  Peter became the most popular Premier not only of Alberta but, all of Canada.

When Klein took over he doubled down with the US Republicans.  All this happening while the Wild Rose Party kept the original foundation going with the Church.  Now we had two political parties which could appear as opposition, one extreme and one tame by comparison.  Doing what they do best, played both ends against the middle.

Notably, Klein started the bleed on the Heritage Savings and Trust by freezing the fund at 5% profit taking all above into General Revenue to support his 10% flat tax.  The loss to Albertans 760 billion dollars most of which went directly back to US parent companies.  Norway over the same period banked over 1 trillion dollars.

Take a look at The Huffington Post" to see the teamwork us/Canadian and the treatment you get if you enter an opinion on US politics.

In a final analysis I see the US is in a position to take over our country!  By putting in a Conservative Government again will facilitate the end of our Dairy Marketing board and any other institutions that may hinder this process.

Google will not include my posts in their news feeds anymore.  Copy and email to a friend.

The UCP is on its' last legs! Kenny plummeting!

I say this because the Edmonton Sun scalped me for 100 dollars for a  years posting on their epaper.

Now they have changed my subscription so I have to sign in every article I read and then, it won't allow me to post.   THE EDMONTON SUN IS IN TOTAL PROTECTIVE MODE FOR THE UCP; the UPC cannot handle any questions about their flakey platform.

Right-wing media has lined up against the Liberals.  We have little or no journalism left in Canada.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

The Difference between Conservative and Liberal Governments.

As a one time secretary to a Conservative Riding association, I have insights that can be verified.

First off; the @Liberal Party is the one that built Canada.  They have been in office the majority of the time since Confederation.  The #Conservatives were started by the US Republicans in Southern Alberta and blossomed under the United Farmers Party of the day.

This party became the Conservative Party and very little has changed.  The Liberals prefer a pay as you go Government and continuing struggle to get into a surplus position to cover the crisis.  They have been paying down the deficits of every Conservative Government ever put in office!

This worldwide recession we have barely passed has left Canada, the USA, and the rest of the world with the single exception of Luxembourg on a deficit financing plan.

Conservatives say they will reduce the taxes for everyone.  This is the standard fare.  Consider who gets the most significant breaks; you, or the 10 million dollar company who probably pays the same amount of taxes you do.  Like the 10% tax, it downloads costs onto the lower and middle incomes.

Klein started robbing the Heritage Savings and Trust fund by limiting it's profits to 5% per year.  Everything above 5% went into General Revenues to be used as taxes.   All this time telling Albertans we were getting 30% royalties. This is where the money came from to run 10% taxes.

 Norway who has 1/2 the output that Alberta does has over a Trillion dollars in the bank.  How much is a Trillion?  A trillion seconds back in time we would be with the Dinosaurs!

They are also against the social nature of the Canadian makeup at different times citing the CPP as being a subsidy and contrary to the welfare of the private industries.  It should be privatized.  They do not mention the Canadian CPP is the envy of the world.

Health care is still another they keep beating on it should be private practice and private practice only!  Ralph Klein, the Alberta Premier called it "the third rail" referring to the third power track on electric railroads.  He then put us on to total privatization by changing health care so it matched the Oregon model.

Most of this country is younger than I am.  I thought a lesson in our history would be useful.
   

PNWER and Conservatives.

Recent experiences on the Huffington Post caused me to realize that PNWER is alive and well.   When you vote Conservative; know what you are voting for!   This post is in context and copied from a post I made in 2013 hence the dated names.


This organization, chartered in the US where they do not have to divulge anything under Canadian Law is the tool that Harper will use to "Change Canada so that even the Liberals will not recognize it" and by extension nor will any of us.

BC was up in arms saying no, this is not the case; we are Liberals.  Yet, Mr. Harper took the time to thank Gordon Campbell for his help in pushing the Conservative envelope forward.

The mission statement for the group is "Leverage regional influence in Ottawa and Washington D.C."

Harper's recent moves to lay off any number of Federal Employees is the setup for the total privatization of many Federal Departments and/or the licensing aspects of those same departments.

Take a look at the roster for this group and you will see at a glance just how Harper plans on changing Canada and, most of us won't like it.

If Harper gets in again we are in for a totally mean and lean Republican Government.

PNWER FOUNDATION 

The articles of ratification were passed in 1991 by similar statutes in the four states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Alaska passed these same articles by the action of its legislative council. British Columbia adopted them by ministerial action, and Alberta passed them by government resolution. Amendments were passed in 1994, adding the governors and premiers, and updating other positions of the statutes.

Direct Link : http://www.pnwer.org/


Mission Statement and Goals: http://www.pnwer.org/AboutUs/Background.aspx

Alberta
George Groeneveld, MLA
Hon. Rob Renner
David Coutts, MLA (Ret.)


British Columbia
Hon. Barry Penner
John van Dongen, MLA

Saskatchewan
Michael Chisholm, MLA

British Columbia
Premier Gordon Campbell
John van Dongen, MLA

 Yukon
Premier Dennis Fentie
Glen Hart, MLA
Hon. Jim Kenyon
Steve Nordick, MLA

Northwest Territories
Premier Floyd Roland
Hon. Bob McLeod
David Ramsay, MLA

Saskatchewan
 
Premier Brad Wall
Michael Chisholm, MLA                     
Hon. Bill Boyd
Dustin Duncan, MLA
Lyle Stewart, MLA

Private sector Partners/Sponsors

·  Agrium
·  AltaLink
·  BC Hydro
·  BP
·  Canadian Natural (CNRL)
·  Capital Power
·  ConocoPhillips
·  Denali - The Alaska Gas Pipeline
·  Enbridge
·  Enmax
·  ExxonMobil
·  Fleishman-Hillard
·  IHS - Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)
·  Lilly
·  Marathon
·  Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP)
·  Microsoft
·  Nexen
·  NOVA Chemicals
·  PEMCO
·  Premera Blue Cross blue shield of Alaska
·  Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
·  Safeway
·  SAP
·  Sea Breeze Power Corporation
·  Shell
·  Spectra Energy
·  Teck
·  TransAlta
·  TransCanada
·  United Way of King County

Other Government Partners

·  Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA)
·  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) part of the USDA
·  Argonne National Laboratory
·  Consulate General Canada-Seattle
·  Flathead County Montana Office of Emergency Management
·  Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
·  Idaho National Laboratories (INL)
·  King County Office of Emergency Management
·  King County Office of Emergency Management
·  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
·  US Department of Energy
·  US Department of Homeland Security
·  Washington Economic Development Commission
·  Washington State Department of Commerce
·  Washington State Fusion Center

Statutory Member Jurisdictions
·  Government of the Northwest Territories
·  Province of Alberta
·  Province of British Columbia
·  Province of Saskatchewan
·  State of Alaska
·  State of Idaho
·  State of Montana
·  State of Oregon
·  State of Washington
·  The Yukon Territory

Partner Non-Profit/Associations/Foundations.
·  American Chamber of Commerce in Canada - Western Chapter
·  Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC)
·  Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Alberta (APEGGA)
·  Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
·  Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
·  Cascadia Center for Regional Development
·  Institute of Health Economics
·  Northwest & Canada Cruise Association
·  Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA)
·  Northwest Power and Conservation Council
·  Pacific Northwest Border Health Alliance
·  Professional Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (APEGBC)
·  Washington State Public Utilities Districts Association






Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The extreme right in the UCP has declared itself!

The #Brian Gene, Danielle Smith segment of the UCP has declared itself as Homophobic tyrants it stands against Gay rights and inclusion.  These knuckle-dragging backwater Mormons from southern Alberta make up the majority of Kenny's crowds.  Without them, he would be talking to empty halls.

#Danielle Smith started the party off with "cancel transfer payments" leading people to think there was a massive pile of money sitting in Alberta waiting to be transferred from Alberta.  No such fund exists.  Transfer payments are paid from the Federal Tax chest.

Brian Gene continued with this BS and #Jason Kenny bought into it and pushed the idea until I busted them on a Calgary Sun rant.

The party platform that Danielle Smith presented included a statement on Gay people.  "They will burn in the fires of hell"  Great politics eh?  Gene carried this forward.

Lastly (and the Mormons still believe this; Canada did nothing for Alberta in the beginning years.  It was the Chase Manhattan Bank that saved Alberta.    This BS flew, believe it!  It was a play on words.  Canada had received money from Ottawa from conception forward for half a century but, it wasn't called Transfer payments at that time.

I take the time to write this bit of history as this makes the rank and file of the Conservative following appear as they should.   That and funds donated by corporations who are looking forward to tax brakes, not realizing we are competitive with the world at large.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Jason Kenny lays it a bare.


This article from Red Deer says a lot.   Kenny sees a way to usher in a carbon tax; says absolutely nothing about what it will be spent on other than bringing back in the 10% Income Tax!

The 10% tax is a rip off for the general, individual taxpayer; the nebulous middle class.  Ralph Klein was able to do it by Robbing the Heritage Trust fund blind.  No cash left in it now to rob, Jason Kenny is going to introduce his own, open-ended carbon tax!

Whereas Notley's Government has a large refund thing on one hand, a constant into innovations that reduce energy use and improvements to life in general.

It is the Conservative dream to privatize health care, do away with any social program that he can identify as being in conflict with private industry.  This isn't guesswork; it is the Conservative agenda and has been for 30 years or more.

Albertan's stuck on Conservative are stuck on dumb!

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

BC doesn't give dam about environment - its all politics.

BC has an inflow of raw sewage, into the currents that salmon and fish farms thrive in.  Raw sewage is discharged from Victoria and Port Alberni.  If your West Coast Salmon tastes a little off, you know why.


Bloom'n Bucket Greenhouse

Small business in Albert has a new, very exciting member; Shirley Howard's Greenhouse.  Official opening this Friday, May 4th but, I was lucky enough to get a tour.  Beyond a myriad of plants and flowers, there is an array of made up planters and fixtures that add the extraordinary character that is the Greenhouse.


Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Trump and the Nobel Peace Prize NO!

Kim came to the table after being chided by China.  China has a real concern about Korean immigrants flooding them.

Trump's warmongering did nothing at all for the situation other than escalating it!  China, on the other hand, did all the heavy lifting.

Kim didn't have a choice on the shutdown.
China news' most recent publication points to an epicentre for earthquakes being the site of the Korean test site. In effect, the big test of last September blew a chimney through the top of the mountain which was promptly filled with rubble.  Some radiation was picked up in China!

Earlier reports citing the same mountain said the slips in an old fault line were recorded.  They continued to say if another test of any size took place at that site it could cause catastrophic failure which would be felt globally.
This is the reason Kim came to the table and Trump hungry for a little bright spot in his otherwise dismal political career,  felt it necessary to claim his fame as being "the man" which in itself is more Trump BS.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Don't buy US made pesticides or skin comforts!

The EPA under Trumps guiding scientific hand has or in the process of dropping a number of tests and test pieces of information.  If it hasn't got a Canadian or  EU approval on it don't buy!

Years ago Diazinon, an effective bug eradicator was banned from the market after it was proven it contributed to Altzheimers Disease.   This proof came about by tracing generations of people out of a district in Quebec who were heavily using Diazinon for many years, even generations.  And they compared the tests to another area in Quebec which had little-known use of the stuff.

This proof was accepted universally that Diazinon was the culprit. 

Under new EPA rules, this decision could be set aside and this chemical, a systemic could be sold until new proof are put forward.   The implications are extensive.

I don't know how bad and far-reaching his rules will go but, it is for sure, we should stay away from their products.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Syria - poison what the video shown tells us.

The gases dropped are heavier than air so go to the lowest part of the bombed out homes. Horrific.  I'm on side with Trump on this one.

The foaming at the mouth seen on children's corpses is a solid indicator of a cholinesterase inhibitor or organophosphates, simply referred to as "coline inhibitors" with receptors between nerve segments turned off, the saliva continues to build resulting in the foaming.  Seen in some types of snake bites too.

This is the same chemical S C Johnson uses in its spray pesticide for home use.  As a matter of history, this same company put out their first batch and it was seen to kill caterpillars too quickly.  Strictly from a marketing point, they changed the formulation so it took longer to kill the pest.  Now we could watch the caterpillars wiggle longer.  Sales of the chemical spray went up.

The suffocation would be as a result of the chlorine segment of the bombs. Also, a horrible way to meet your demise.

Says a lot about technology and of the human condition.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Where Trump is off base on Trade.

Mexico for years was after the US to stop or help stop the import of automatic weapons and guns in general into Mexico.  At the time they named gun dealers in Oklahoma who were principals in this action. 

As usual, the presidents of the day chose to ignore as the NRA ramped up its rhetoric loud and long enough to block out Mexico from the US media who for some reason are also afraid of the NRA.

Trump is worried about people coming into the USA but will not give attention to the massive exports of firearms into Mexico from the USA.

China, who incidentally were the original settlers of what is now called the  USA.   They left settlements in Sacramento and further south the full length of the coastlines.  The tribes along that route and into Peru have Chinese DNA from the province that supplied the sailors and concubines for the famous treasure fleets that circumnavigated and mapped the globe by 1420  (Gavin Menzies book 1421)  Trumps fight is with the Chinese stealing intellectual properties from the US.

What he doesn't talk about is Texas who will steal everything you send to them for a trial.  Their laws are structured such that this is all legal!

The point is, Trump should clean up his own backyard before he takes the world on because he can't excite the Americans into their own production increases.

Of course; that 's just me.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Boushie death in Saskatchewan; Justice according to really bad media coverage.



The Bell Media Group are practicing US style Journalism.   Hours of video; not one showing the evidence.   The National Post article did nothing but look at the evidence; to their credit.   The NDP leader 
Jagmeet Singh didn't look at the evidence at all; Showing his regular terrible judgement; he opted to throw out the Canadian Law which can only be expected.  The Conservatives for a change came up on the right side of it.  A pickup of drunken adventurers terrorized two farms before settling on the third where they managed to ruin Stanley's lives. 
And,  off subject, there are far more white girls missing, cases unsolved than natives something to keep in mind as you watch the news.
The picture of the spent casing showed a barrel-shaped cylinder that would not fit into a firearm hence, the hang-fire judgement.
On the strength of the butchered news release, these characters were able to run a successful "Fund Me" page that brought them more than 200.000 dollars!

BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old white farmer, shot Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man, on Stanley's property near Biggar, Sask., in the early evening of Aug. 9, 2016. Boushie died instantly from a single bullet to the back of the head as he sat in the driver's seat of an SUV. A jury without any visibly Indigenous members acquitted Stanley last week of second-degree murder, which sparked angry protests alleging racism.
Here's a look at the evidence at trial:
Boushie's friends:
Boushie, from the Red Pheasant First Nation, had spent most of the day with Eric Meechance, Cassidy Cross, Kiora Wuttunee and Belinda Jackson. An autopsy report showed Boushie had a blood- alcohol level more than three times the legal driving limit when he died.
Meechance testified the group had been drinking and swimming in the South Saskatchewan River. They were in Wuttunee's SUV, a grey Ford Escape, and heading back to the reserve when they got a leak in a tire. They stopped at a farm about 15 kilometres from Stanley's property.
Cross initially told police that the group was checking out a truck on the farm, but told the court they were actually there to steal. He testified he used a rifle to break into the truck and, during the break-in, the stock of the gun broke off. The group left and Cross drove to Stanley's farm. He said the group wanted to ask for help with the flat tire.
Meechance testified that he and Cross were on an all-terrain vehicle in Stanley's yard, but ran when someone started yelling. Back in their SUV, Meechance said Cross drove into a parked vehicle and a man then smashed their windshield. He and Cross got out and started running.
Jackson testified that an older man came around to the passenger side of the SUV where Boushie was sitting and shot him twice in the head. She previously told police she thought a woman shot Boushie. Boushie was shot once and was seated in the driver's seat.
Wuttunee did not testify. Court heard she was sleeping in the SUV.
Stanley’s son:
Sheldon Stanley testified he was working on a fence with his father when they heard the ATV start and thought it was being stolen. They ran toward the SUV. He threw a hammer at the windshield, then ran into the house to grab his truck keys.
He said he heard two shots while he was inside and a third shot as he came out. His father was holding a gun in one hand and a magazine in the other and told him “it just went off.”
The son said two women in the back seat got out and started yelling. They pulled Boushie out of the SUV and a gun missing its stock fell out of the vehicle with the body. He said the women began hitting his mother, who had been mowing the lawn.
He said he told the women to get back in the SUV and they did. He called 911

Stanley’s son:
Sheldon Stanley testified he was working on a fence with his father when they heard the ATV start and thought it was being stolen. They ran toward the SUV. He threw a hammer at the windshield, then ran into the house to grab his truck keys.
He said he heard two shots while he was inside and a third shot as he came out. His father was holding a gun in one hand and a magazine in the other and told him “it just went off.”
The son said two women in the back seat got out and started yelling. They pulled Boushie out of the SUV and a gun missing its stock fell out of the vehicle with the body. He said the women began hitting his mother, who had been mowing the lawn.
He said he told the women to get back in the SUV and they did. He called 911

Gerald Stanley:
Stanley told the jury the shooting was an accident.
He testified that after he heard the ATV start, he and his son ran to the SUV. He kicked at a tail light, then grabbed a handgun normally used to scare off wildlife. He said he loaded the gun with two bullets and fired two shots in the air to scare the group away. He said he pulled the trigger several more times to make sure the gun was empty, then popped out the cartridge.
Stanley said he next ran to the driver’s side of the SUV because he couldn’t see his wife and was concerned she had been run over. He reached inside to take the keys out of the ignition. He was still holding the gun with his other hand. “And — boom — this thing just went off.”
He said he waited for police inside the house with his family. They drank coffee at their dining-room table.

Gun evidence:
Defence lawyer Scott Spencer argued the deadly shot was the result of a so-called hang fire, an unexpected delay between when a trigger is pulled and the discharge. Experts testified a hang fire could explain an unusual bulge found in the gun’s cartridge and that a hang fire is more likely to occur with old ammunition.
Stanley testified the bullets he used were more than 60 years old and had been stored in an unheated shed.
The experts also told court that hangfires are rare and usually last less than a second.

The judge:
Chief Justice Martel Popescul told jurors they had three choices. If they found beyond a reasonable doubt that Stanley intended to shoot Boushie, he was guilty of second-degree murder.
If Stanley did not mean to shoot Boushie but his actions were careless — and he ought to have known someone could be hurt – he should be found guilty of the lesser, included offence of manslaughter.
If Stanley’s actions were reasonable, the judge said, he must be acquitted.


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