Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Conservative cut the most vulnerable first!

#Cancer *building first thing on their cut off list!

Alberta's History on Conservative Political Parties.

The Alberta Conservatives have been in power for 40 years.  They cannot be investigated by the RCMP unless given permission to do so by the Attorney General of Alberta!  Because of this they dip into whatever funds are in their control at will.

Municipal and Union Pensions are used for finance purpose but, no details are given out as to what the lending rates are; if any.  Conservatives have long thought and often alluded to the fact the Provincial Pensions are too fat (not for the elected officials, just the rank and file workers)  I would bet money on the pension funds being underpaid by cheap lending!  This is why they will not allow a Federal Securities Presence in Alberta.

There is no accountability, they work completely beyond the law!  If there happens to be money left over they find a way to shuttle it into the pockets of the oil companies.  Your kids and your futures are not their problem or concern.

Their score board:

Heritage Savings and Trust shorted of 700 billion dollars by freezing profits at 5% taking everything above and putting it into General Revenues to be spent as taxes while bragging the cheapest taxes in North America.  This is money that could have saved your homes.  Think of that when the massive layoff comes after the election.

Changing the electricity to their "Market" model.  The divesting of the power lines from the power companies was done by an instrument named Power Purchase Agreements and worked under the acronym of "PPA"  The initial cost to Alberta Taxpayers was 7 billion dollars in material loss. 

The Government asked for public bids on the PPAs and bidding was done.  Who bid what was never divulged.  It is reported the PPAs were flipped as many as three times while insides picked up millions in money handoffs all this adding to the price of electricity.

Some generation was not as popular as others  The high price of gas making the difference so the insiders didn't want this.  They were picked up the Power Corporation, the principal  company of Great West Life, ushred by Don Mazankowski, insider. http://www.powercorporation.com/en/about/organization-chart/

How much the Power Corporation was paid for buying up these unwanted PPAs and sitting on them has never been divulged.   Mark down the inside number of 7 billion dollars.

These past 5 years nothing has been collected for royalty. Loss to Alberta on that I would place at 5 million dollars inside.

Oil Discounts 30% going back 10 years. Going though the door the price was set at either WTI or BRENT which ever was lowest less 30%   That is mind boggling!  I place it at 3 trillion dollars a year or 30,000,000,000,000  (30 Trillion)
 (What is missing from the Alberta Treasury: 700,000,000,000 Heritage Trust (700 billion)
         5,000,000,000 Lost royalty (5 million)
30,000,000,000,000 Oil Discounts (not because of competition but Conservative policy)30 trillion)
         1,000,000,000 Power bill increases. Who gets the money? (1 billion inside could go to 10 easily)
         6,000,000,000 Originally stolen from the #AIMCO (6 billion to create a make work program for illegal immigrants (mostly American) working in the oil patch while Albertans were unemployed and running out of EI.  I alerted the unions. Conservatives denied everything finally making a settlement of some kind with the Unions.

This is all money if handled by a Government who looked after the population rather than the oil companies would have pulled us through this crisis 10 times over!   

Add to this the Taxes collected through indirect taxation.  That would be the utilities turned over to the cities to charge for as they like.  Which brings me to the new power lines being built so the Tar Sands can export their surplus power to the US yet, you and I pay for them on our utility bills!

#AESO is not prone to error! They said our power bills were going up initially by 20.00 per month times 1.5 million meters  is 30 million dollars a month 3,600,000 per year and in a very few  years will go up to 30.00 per month or 4,500,000 dollars a year X 20 years is a billion dollars!  Who is going to get this billion dollars plus and why all the costs are down!

Public Education has been trashed.  To pass all your kids need is a good attendance record. No grades considered.  In the coming layoffs these same young people will be poorly positioned to find employment. Kids from any other province will be able to take jobs from them because they have a real senior matriculation; your kids have a grade 10 equivalent.   Your kids future will probably be with the criminal element if you don't change this Government!  It would take them years of upgrading before they would be accepted into university; that's how bad it is!  

The Conservatives parachuted Raj Sherman into the Liberal Party with the soul purpose of wrecking it.  This history of the Liberal Party will be handled in a Separate post.

You have a choice now of voting,  yes, that simple and get rid of the Conservatives and put this province on a paying scale.  Or you can continue to coast letting the Conservatives sell your kids into a second class life while private schools which you cannot afford pick up most of the funding which, has just increased.  Alberta has the highest level of working poor in Canada!

We compare Alberta to Norway.  Norway has hundreds of billions in the Bank and are Europe's Bankers  They promise and deliver a university education to their adults; free.  Having the smartest population in Europe, they turn out 70% of their population for every vote!  They keep their Governments Honest.

Ahead of us we have the bulk export of water to the US.  With the Conservatives, as with the oil you will pay for all the construction and the companies holding the export permits (royal bank example) will pick up the profits. You won't be able to live here because you can't afford it.  Alberta already has the largest percentage of working poor in Canada!   You can change this with a vote!

Alberta Liberals a history of deceit.(additional Info)

Alberta's first provincial election was called for November 9, 1905, with A.C. Rutherford's Liberal Party winning 23 of the 25 seats. On March 15, 1906, Lieutenant Governor George Bulyea addressed a crowd of 4,000 at Edmonton's Thistle Curling Rink, officially beginning Alberta's first session of the Legislative Assembly. As part of the business for the day, Charles Fisher, MLA for Cochrane, was elected Speaker.

Soon after theelection, Arthur Sifton resigned to become a Member of the Union Government in Ottawa, and Charles Stewart took over the leadership of the Liberal Party. Falling grain prices and the inability to finance all the proposed irrigation projects in southern Alberta resulted in waning support for the Liberals. By 1921, farmers were looking for someone who would better represent their interests.  #Sounds a lot like what is going on today doesn't it?

Time moved forward a century and we come upon #Kevin Taft and his #wife who jointly ran the Liberal party in Alberta some say his wife ran it and he followed.  The Liberal party ended up with 700 million dollars in 
debt. During his last election, Stelmach was his opponent #Taft made a deal with the Devil!   #The 700  million in debt magically disappeared!   

In return at the 11th hour Taft appeared to try to change the agenda of the very popular lack of royalty debates into some nonsense that had nothing to do with the election.   The only companies in Alberta at that time who could put up that amount of coin was the #oil companies.  #It is safe to assume they sold their soul at the point in time.

The Alberta NDP gained rapidly in popularity.  So much so it is apparent now that it caused the Conservatives parachute Raj Sherman into the Alberta Liberals were he took over leadership which can only be seen now as pre arranged.  The oil were busy setting up the Wild Rose Party and the Alberta Party simultaneously.  #Wild rose were to play the #ugly sister to #Redford thereby securing the Conservative Government giving false hope for change to a #frustrated and #largely uninformed #Albertan.  #The Alberta Party were to split the vote on the left #making sure there was no chance for an anti Conservative Government.  Will they evolve, stand on their own two feet and join with the NDP?  Time will tell.

Now, mostly due to my efforts I'm ashamed to say, the #Liberals were in a position the pick up the #new votes in Alberta, possibly putting them into Government instead of a comfortable opposition for the Conservatives.

So at the 11th hour, supposedly too late to change anything, Raj did his swan song leaving the Liberals leaderless and his riding wins immediately fall away to the #Federal Liberals.  I have to wonder it #Trudeau knows what he is getting in bed with!  

#Blakeman is coasting with her head down.  I'm suggesting she is a #wasted vote.  If she is really true to her ideals she will join the #Alberta NDP.  The #Liberal manipulations go way beyond what trust can handle.  Its really too late for them now.

We #compare Alberta to Norway.  Norway has hundreds of billions in the Bank and are Europe's Bankers  Every cent of this money was put there by #Socialist Governments. Not the marching boots the Conservatives would have you believe.

They promise and deliver a university education to their adults; free.  That is socialism!  Having the smartest population in Europe, they turn out 70% of their population for every vote!  They keep their #Governments Honest.

#Ahead of us we have the bulk export of water to the US.  With the Conservatives, as with the oil #you will pay for all the construction and the companies holding the export permits (royal bank example) will pick up the profits. You won't be able to live here because you can't afford it.  Alberta already has the largest percentage of working poor in Canada!   You can change this with a vote!

Vote rules have changed to favor the Conservatives
Make sure you are on a voters list then, your life depends on it, vote!
And, if you want a change for the better; vote NDP!

Some History:
Email sent to the Alberta Liberals 3/20/2013
Subject Not so small crisis! Personal attention of Raj Sherman.
When Mr Taft deliberately threw that election with 3 days left to go; the Alberta Liberals were some 700 thousand dollars in debt.   After he threw the election you were debt free.

It doesn't take a genius to point out you were bought off by the oil people!

It has now crossed my mind that It is your party, as much as the Alberta Party who are  in place to split the vote to the left.

Now, If I am wrong please tell me.  Your actions or non actions would show that I am very correct in this
No response given,

Email sent 3/27/2012
It appears you guys are going down the same tube you went down the last couple of elections!

There is no policy statement out.
Candidates might as well be from another planet!

It appears to have Taft’s stamp on the muddle again and if that is the case; get out of it!

At some point there will be candidates meetings.  From what I see your people have no idea how to face off in that arena.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and tell you to send me email links or private emails to your candidates and let me coach them.  I have 10 years of public speaking in my background and I have a knowledge of this province second to none.

It is with more than casual alarm I write this note!
John Clark

Response requested.  (none received)

Subject an update please.

Dr. Sherman told rank and file the Liberal Party would not run in the next election.

Since then, there has been very little exposure of the Liberals in the media.

It is my opinion the Liberals screwed away the past two elections following Mr. Taft’s ideals of staying to the “high ground” and  being  overly
Concerned with protecting the honor of the office and prestige of the politic.

I’m told by respected people within the Liberal Caucus that the party is being run, hands on, by Mr. Taft and his wife.  

The way it is looking now, is that the Conservatives have very much taken over the Alberta Liberals with the insertion of Dr. Sherman.  Also, it appears  you are having trouble getting people to run for you now.  I take that as meaning the populace doesn’t know where you are at or where you are going.  This, because of a lack of straight and candid conversation.

People in Alberta are going to vote for a change this time around.  With the obvious absence of the Liberal party on the scene, it seems the WRP will gain ground even though I trash them regularly .

My blog, http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/ is doing very well mostly because of my national and international postings.  I now use the blog for full articles on the news where comment only allow a very short response.  I target Conservative/Republican  papers and organizations.  It is surprising what a bit of reason will do.

In brief;  What in hell is going on?  Some straight answers please otherwise, I  will be supporting the NDP.

Again, no response.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Weatherford Project detailed.

First Published SUNDAY, APRIL 01, 2012  

Weatherford Project the start of a gigantic transfer of water to the US. The whole program is adequately explained here: NAWAPA  (Credit to Richard Weatherhill)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERq86OlS-_k  This video is a US concept shown in its best light bought into whole heartedly by the Harper and Prentice Conservatives.

The *Conservative Government has a fully mechanically  engineered project sitting on their shelf from the 1980s.  It is as valid today as when it was paid for. Harper has removed the Navigable water protection from the River making it all possible.  It's in play now!

This is the Weatherford project, the design being to move up to 2/3rds of the flow of the Peace River into the USA! 

#The project has 8 large electrical lift stations in it, each one using the power of a large city.  This is immense and under a Conservative Government taxpayers will pay for the infrastructure and private companies will take home the profits.

Under a "good" Liberal Government the price of construction would be carried by those who need the water, not those who supply it.  Think here of our present electricity debacle!

Government's direction will be handled by private industry and paid for by the Alberta Taxpayers.

For those of  you in southern Alberta; the St. Mary's system and involved in the Western Irrigation District; Did you sign up for this?  Many of you were kicked off the board while others with cash were able to buy rock pile so they could claim adjoining property thereby being put on the board.

Mike Cardinal reworked the Western Irrigation board while he was selling off Crown Grazing Lands on the East Slope of the Rockies to the Agra Food Industry.  Rules of water ownership run First in Line, First in Time and these properties are where all of our ground water used for drinking originates!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Alberta Hooped by Obama!

The #Conservatives both Federal and Provincial are so strident in their views harbouring a near hatred for the US Democrats, in their arrogance and stupidity failed to make sufficient inroads to the present US Government to even get the courtesy of an advance notice.

While the #Conservatives were beating on #Republican doors in the US to put the Keystone pipeline in place, #Obama quietly inked a #deal with Mexico.

In this rather wonderful or awful deal depending on which end of the continent you are on Mexico can now #ship its heavy crude into the #Gulf refineries in quantity.  Disclosure of prices were not put forward.

In return #Obama allowed for the first time in US history for condensate to be exported.  In Mexico's deal the condensate will be imported and used to upgrade their crude to gasoline, diesel etc. for domestic use and for export.

This effectively kills the #Keystone pipeline project and the #Republicans didn't help at all.  There may be some traffic into Oklahoma and a trickle of product into the old smokers on the east coast of the US  I don't think there will be enough to pay for a Keystone! Its game over.  These accumulated screw ups amount to a total disaster that will hurt us all.

There will be layoffs across the board. Thousands!  This is why Prentice is rushing for a Spring Election, before the big layoffs hit.

These are the same guys that stole 700 billion plus from our Heritage Trust Fund.  These are the guys that didn't collect the royalty we were entitled to for so many years and what did it get us when the crunch came?   Nada! Nothing!  Lost revenues from this over the years would run above a Trillion dollars!

Then again there is the 30% discount on oil sales take off either BRENT or WTI whichever was the lowest.  This would work in the area of 2 trillion dollars that never hit our coffers to which we were entitled.

To change this and stop it from happening all over again in the water exports and the Electricity exports you have to vote.   Make the calls, find out if you are on the voters list.  If not get onto it and turn out to vote.

I want a strong leader and a future.  I don't want to loose my home.  I'm supporting the #Alberta Liberals; Raj Sherman and his team.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

How long is this recession going to last?

Oil shipping countries around the world are leasing ships to store oil in.  Leases are running 1 to 2 years.  You could take that as a benchmark for time.

Alberta is part of this world community of oil producers.  They claim they are increasing production but, I doubt it really.  Oil they produce is going into rail cars which are subject to demurrage.  You have to ask "How long can the producers hold out with all this overhead and no market place for return cash"

The answer I think, lays in Prentice want for an early spring election!  I think oil has given him that long without massive layoffs. They do this to protect a Conservative Government and the outlandish benefits they get from that same Government.

They pay no royalty at all - the only place and government in the world that gives their oil away.
The Conservatives sell the oil at either the BRENT price or the WTI and it can change daily. They go with the one that pays the least!  And, for a kicker they discount the oil 30% going though the door.

More and more press releases are be paid for by the Government in  cash rather than free.  For this the "story" is published but no public input is allowed; no comments allowed!

If he wins a early spring election there will be layoffs enmasse!  A slaughterhouse as far as employment is concerned.  That is the reality we are working with.

I am going to continue to support the Alberta and Federal Liberals!  I want a future!  I don't want to loose my home.  I want a strong leader because strength is going to be required to break up the old boy's club set up over the years by the Conservatives.

There is much work to do.
We have to start getting a return for our resource!  We  have to get market price for our resource (presently discounted 30% per Canada's high Commissioner and computed in Canadian Funds not US$ as does the rest of the planet)

BC has started their Dam C.  This is the sump for the Weatherford project to move 2/3 of the Peace River south to the US  The Royal Bank and others have been given export permits already from the Harper Government.


If it is the Conservatives to put this project in, there will be nothing paid to us for the water exported. Like the oil. we will pay the bills for the build and collect nothing in royalty of any kind.

In the chaos coming people overextended in credit on homes and boys toys will loose it all.  There will be no buyers to pull them out  Katz will undoubtedly pick up properties.  Some things can be mitigated but not by the Conservatives.

Feel free to contact me if you have further question.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Canada Immigration-Conservative style.

Alberta's #Redford was taking heat for having so many #illegal immigrants working in the oil patch; #not paying taxes on either side of the border. They were put into these jobs by the oil companies who took #workers out of the depressed areas of #Oklahoma and #Texas, sticking them into jobs here, telling them to keep quiet about where they are from. Of course, this means they didn't have #EI coverage either.
On one hand the Conservatives put on a make work program for the oil patch which would allow a worker about 3 days work a week. This, in place of EI which they couldn't collect.
The program lasted 2 years and #Redford advised Albertans it had cost the taxpayers 6 billion dollars but didn't tell them why it was necessary.
#Alberta was broke so getting cash for the program, they reached into #AIMCO the so called arms length company that looked after #municipal and #Government #pensions.
At the same time she declared it had cost #Taxpayers *6 billion, AIMCO published their year end sheets. They declared a loss of *7 billion dollars explaining it was due to bad investments.
The #unions were made aware of this situation and #AUPE went after the Alberta Government for their money back into the *pensions. This met with *denials from the Government until court was threatened and a settlement was reached. How much? When? I don't know. Confidentiality rules supreme.
Still taking heat, Redford did a day trip to #Ottawa to talk with #Harper and #Kenny. The results of this trip were the #new immigration policy tailored to the needs of the #delinquent oil industry and put in effect across Canada.
If an #illegal was employed the employer could sign the #citizenship application and it would mean instant Canadian Citizenship. If a new #immigrant prospect had opportunity of a job; they could pick up #citizenship papers at the Canadian Airport and take it to their #prospective employer who in turn would sign it for instant Canadian citizenship. #No limits were placed on the number of employees or prospective employees. #No back ground checks or vetting of any kind was done.
A #TV interview took place in #McMurray where drugs remain a big problem and suggested the Russian Mob as being behind it. The interview took place with a Roofing Contractor who said he has brought more than a dozen people in to work for him and, they had since left to work elsewhere; he didn't know where; people move around.
Now we have the #police bouncing #Mexican Gangs in Canada. You can bet #organized crime being *organized took advantage of this #immigration chute put in place by Kenny and the Federal Conservative to help their Sister in Alberta.
I will be supporting the #Alberta Liberals. I want a future. I will put my lot in with Raj Sherman and his team. I want an #honest leader and a representative party.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Norway vis Alberta; how and why.

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    #Norway for the first time in its history has a #minority Conservative Government. It is the Socialist Governments of the years past that put the money in the bank.
    In addition every citizen is guaranteed a University education - free and health care coverage that is second to none.

    The Conservatives determined the #Heritage fund actually belonged to the oil companies as they put the money into it. On this philosophy they limited the growth of the fund to 5% taking everything above, putting it into General Revenues to be used in place of taxes, the oil being the biggest benefactor.

    #Norway keeps its *hundreds of billions of dollars off shore the purpose to allow small business and ordinary business to function. It is however an economies of scale. A hamburger would cost 50.00, the person behind the counter makes over 100,000 and Mac Donald's makes it all work as do other industries.

    It is very wrong for you to imply that a Conservative Government had anything to do with their wealth.

    Norway has the highest educated people in the world on average due to the opportunities in education made by the socialist Governments.  
    Norwegians do not want to live on mountain tops so a great many live around the world; some in Canada.  The World is their Oyster!

    Norwegians turn out 70% of their population for every vote there by keeping their Governments honest. Unlike Alberta who put a Conservative majority in place with only 22% of the popular vote.'

    Its time for Albertans to lose their inherent fear of so called Socialist Governments. Looking after the people is what socialism is. It is not the marching armies of the movies. #Universities take hard hits, yes. It is safe politically because statistically, Universities do not vote. Could say they get what they deserve.

    People living in #apartments are not considered in the stats; they are identified and taken out actually. Why? Because they don't count; they don't statistically vote.

    This takes me to the #flat tax under which the workers and their families, the middle and lower earning brackets pays the majority of the taxes!

    I want to see that changed to a normal progressive tax system again.

    I don't care who you vote for but its time to straighten out your life and go to the polls!

    I personally will support the Alberta Liberals.

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