Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Harper Government's International Behavior

I would like to simply make a comment on your enclosure on the Harper Government’s international behavior.

You will recall that the war in Libya was a NATO war that was not led by the USA; it was led by Canada and its political and military establishment. During that war, Mr. Harper and the Department of National Defence determined it would be an “air war”, and Khadafy’s police state was to be destroyed.  Since there was no planning or follow-up by the Harper Government and National Defence, large quantities of weapons, ammunition, and other war materials unlocked by the Canadian bombing, was freed up for use by Islamist terrorists. They promptly moved much of this war materiel to Syria where they began terrorizing local civilian Arab populations with mass murder, beheadings, and other barbarous acts.

Now we see the Harper Government planning attacks against their former terrorist allies in Libya, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.

Today, Turkey, a NATO ally, is awaiting some kind of “strategic co-ordination” regarding the humanitarian situation, the Harper Government is deploying more war planes to Kuwait, while at home, Mr. Harper’s appointee to the RCMP is asking for more arbitrary powers over “terrorists” even going so far as to opine his view that “radicalization” is not the same as “mental illness”.  A decade of federal and provincial neglect of mental health, including this current new dimension, is now being glossed over as “something new” - the “lone terrorist”.

It seems to me that our real problem is inept and incompetent government that have appointed inept and incompetent senior civil servants that are cutting all kinds of corners and are using Big Lies to cover up their own gross mistakes, such as the current crisis where Canadian military and political leadership has armed ISIS and where it has now metastasized throughout the Middle East.

Am I alone in this view? I would like to hear from anyone who has an opinion on these issues.

Joe Green P.Eng. M.Eng.

Monday, October 20, 2014

DK Ford Leduc and Ford Motor's phantom private market place.

DK Ford Leduc and Ford Motor Company have what may be the best organized scam going in the car business.   Some unnamed identity collects suitable cars for resale.  These can possibly be from flooded areas but most likely out of province where they have been run on gravel.

Then an auction is held, Ford dealer membership only and the collection of cars are sold to the likes of DK Ford and others.

While in the hands of this unnamed centralization some detailing is obviously done but there is no accountability.

In my case a very low KM Ford I purchased had a crack develop from the middle of the windshield moving upwards from below the 2" bottom moulding.

Cracks like this happen when an installer puts a window in that has a chip or nick on the edge of the glass.  That nick will produce a vertical crack if it is on the bottom or horizontal crack if it is on one edge or the other.

When taken back to DK for service replacement it was noticed a tiny rock chip 10 inches from the bottom of the glass centered on the crack that had started from below.  Nope! Can't help you was their response.

What this means is in their (Ford Dealers) centralization they can buy and insert culled windows; windows which have noticed to have a chip on the edge not suitable for direct sales seems to be okay to install in unsuspecting used car buyer vehicles.

The after the fact rock chip had nothing to do with anything that was the problem.  If choices were mine we would not have been dealing at DK Ford or Ford motor company for that matter.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Alberta Conservatives changing journalism usage.

Using the New Leadership campaign as an Election Campaign they are posting articles rather than press releases.  As such there is no comments allowed.

Buried in all of these articles is a paragraph or two about the inclusion of revenue from royalties!

Alberta is collecting no royalty at all!  Zero!  It's Alberta taxpayers who pay for everything; welcome to the Conservative world.

Also; they are now spending hundreds of millions of dollars on community projects with stipulation they must be complete before the election.

These are much needed projects but to leave them shelved for years pending an election is just wrong!

If you are a community that missed funding on their dream project; get on their case!

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