Monday, May 28, 2007

Bush sets himself up as would be dictator!

George Bush has set himself up as a dictator by subverting all rules and restraints that may affect a president! As with most things the US do, the key is not restricted to events in the USA!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Hearings over and we loose again!

Well, the hearings on royalties are all over and, as you would expect the ministers are thanking the oil companies for their contributions to the hearings in Calgary. Who would have guessed?

The story is being peddled the royalties must stay the same as they are because of the higher costs involved. Also, the Minister is saying there must be a grand father clause to make sure any that are producing are not caught in any hike.

Liars, cheats and thieves; all of them.

The cost of oil sands plants to build are carried entirely by the taxpayers of this province! Until they are paid for through a royalty hold back scheme, no revenue is taken by the taxpayer. All costs are paid!

The oil sands companies, Syncrude and Suncore in particular have said within the last year that the costs of production has dropped to a point where they can make a profit on 17.00 a barrel sell price. What does that tell you?

There are a bunch of adventurers who have their names in for new production plants. And, that is all; only put their names in!

This leaves room for them to pull their names off the table and we can count on this Government telling us what a bad deal that is and all because we wanted something close to a fair share. In truth it is a act of many plays and players; A theatre for the general public.

Off topic and in answer to many questions. Yes this crew plans on stealing the hertitage saving and trust fund. First, capture it into a crown corporation then, privatize the crown corporation. If Maz doesn’t get it then Aon will to be handed off later. The Heritage trust fund will be mixed with any other revenues.

We will likely be asked to buy shares in this new outfit. The Heritage Trust fund will disappear as did the parks and the telephone lines.

John Clark

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Haper setting up to export our water!

Harper and the US dominated Fraser institute have made their declaration to include bulk water export into the NAFTA agreement!

39th Parliament, 1st Session

The Standing Committee on International Trade has the honour to present its


All aspects of bulk water export are not included in the NAFTA agreement by either Canada, US or Mexico!

Dissenting opinion from the Conservative Party

The Government members of the Standing Committee on International Trade, for reasons previously stated by our members which appear in the evidence, along with the documents provided by the Library of Parliament entitled 'Bulk Water Removals: Water Exports and the NAFTA' and 'Bulk Water Removals: Canadian Legislation' appended to the Evidence of the meeting on May 15, 2007, choose to dissent respectfully from the Ninth Report.

Comment by J Clark.
The Alberta Conservatives are on side with this view. I suspect they are leading the parade.
If Albertans would get out and vote this crew out of office we could change the political map of Canada and probably the USA. I for one am sick of the rule by corporation we now experience.

The pertinent documents and decision are absent from Meetings 63 and 64. However, copies of original document available by email upon request.

John Clark

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Oil royality hearings (1)

The hearings have brought forward the magic 5% number to play with; more of that later.

The royalty hearings have been attended by a number of citizens. Mostly they have shown the absolute shambles the mismanagement of this government has left this province in. As usual the seniors long term care facilities are at the brunt of it, one person citing residents forced to sit in their own filth and squalor for over eight hours at a time because the homes cannot get help to do the job properly.

It is also pointed out that the majority of this province is not touched by the oil wealth and are living pay cheque to pay cheque and not making it meet as cost spiral out of control.

The young people who came to this province in an attempt to get one of the fat jobs offered by the oil companies find themselves mired down in poverty.

They arrive in Alberta and need a place to live and food to eat. They must come up with a months rent in advance and a damage deposit for the place to live. To do this they take “temporary” employment with agencies. Being paid every day allows them to eat while they sleep in parks or ditches someplace. Meanwhile the prices spiral and they cannot break out of this mold! All bright, many young and well motivated trapped into an exploitive poverty cycle by the mismanagement of this government.

Chevron did an outstanding presentation in Calgary at the meetings. Their representative dropped the 5% carrot as far as what would be in their mind, a good increase in royalties.

It is worth while to note that Mr. Stelmach recently told the Journal the conventional crude oil is dropping from 25% to 20 % royalty and much has all ready be reduced to 20%. Because this government hides its dealing with the oil companies and guards them as official secrets it is hard to say how many companies have been reduced to 20%.

The reductions have been far reaching; this we know.

If Stelmach accepts the Chevron 5% increase suggested, it means only that Stelmach has given the oil companies further windfall profits of 5% while he sets up the hearings game. It will mean he cut the royality rates ahead of time so as there would be no change when he "put them up"

Also at the hearings one lady asked what happened to the Syncrude Firestorm project!

She points out Syncrude were going to sue the Government to get their additional Firestorm plant at the 1% royalty rate. The Government let it be known this was not a good thing as other companies may want to do the same thing. At the crux of this is the project a continuance of the original 1% deal or is it a new process not so covered by the 1%.

While this was going on Mr. Klein went fishing with the boys who were going to sue the Government and all the conversation of Firestorm dropped from the papers. The taxpayer has never been told what has happened. This deal is much bigger stinks worse than anything you have heard about the Liberals in Ottawa and yet, we do nothing.

The royalty regime is set up based on the B.T.U. capability of the fuel being sold. All the oil products are treated the same. It follows the oil royalties are the lowest in the world and they are the same basis as all the other royalties then the royalties are all low balled to a point we are being robbed, even while the supplies run out.

A 40% royalty is the bottom line for fair and at 40% it is still the lowest in the world.

John Clark
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