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Monday, May 30, 2005

Should'a gone to the polls

There is a long stri.. thread here. Everyone agrees that Alberta should separate.

I thought Albertans were tough. You want to throw in the towel on Canada because Ottawa and the Libs have been fleecing you for years?

Better think this one through. Canada will be on your borders and Ottawa could isolate and squeeze. The Alberta border, like most borders, may become your worst nightmare.

You don't mind looking at this side of the argument do you? Just for the sake of debate now. I'm on Vancouver Island, so leave the rifle in the closet.

This is a pretty venerable time for the Libs. It may be wiser to join forces and crush them at this opportune time and go for local aims, like separation later.

Recent research has shown that the action meter for Quebec separation is way down since Levesque's time. Citizens of Quebec are more worldly now. They were screwed over by the Catholic Church and I lived in Montreal during those times.

Many now see separation's big picture. The questions of the St. Lawrence Seaway, paid for by all of Canada, not just Quebec, and a lifeline for American commerce as well.

Sticky questions about other massive assets like Quebec and Labrador power. Paid for by all of Canada and the lifeblood of the Eastern U.S.A.

The French Quebec official is smooth, charming and often gifted with wit and great humour. As much as I do love these 'French Guys', they are human and have traits as we all do. One of those traits is a love for red tape, tariffs, delays, permits, favours and 'other arrangements'.

Borders around Quebec would have us tearing out our hair, would destroy 'cross Canada trucking, would isolate the Maritimes and give cause for the CIA to certify Hydro Power delivery and Great Lakes shipping security through Quebec.

Borders, borders, what a can of worms. Our one mutual border with the U.S. is enough for now. It does come in handy for detecting drug shippers and the odd terrorist, but the budget for it is wild for both Canada and the US.`

Speaking of budgets. Whistle-Blower law with real TEETH is required to protect our national revenues from being pilfered.
Allan Cutler blew the whistle on Guite over ten years ago. There was WB law of sorts, but it was a laugh. Cutler got sacked and we lost Millions for over ten years that otherwise may have been saved.

This kind of law secures our tax paid wealth regardless of who has power in the commons.

Martin promised individual Ministry and departmental Account and Audit System during his grovel speech on CBCTV. Paul's an expert on how to protect our wealth from theft. I was just lucky to be paying close attention at the time. Most listeners had glazed over by that time and missed it.`

These laws will go a long way to returning integrity to Government. They protect revenues as part of the system.

I was all for a snap election. We should have cleaned house in June. Ok it's not a popular choice, but we have to do it anyway and the cost is higher in the slush and snow. Fewer people get to vote too.

This delay is only allowing Federal grants by blackmail, so that's costing us far more than a prompt election ever would.

So shoot me if you must, you guys, but if Canada is eventually governed properly, and it may well be when laws to fortify ethics are in place, we should be better off.

After all this public revenue theft, there is bound to be a pendulum swing towards revenues safeguards and better ethics.

There is something to that 'united we stand divided we fall', saying too.

73s TonyGuitar

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Misspell the name - Prevent Action

What?.. No Journalism?

So Reddon got a legal opinion that states no law is broken. As usual, the stuffy official misses the point.

The point is Journalism is a vastly worthwhile and a popular choice for students. Worthwhile, because it teaches good and concise communication. An essential requirement whether you end up a journalist or not.

Popular because with the maturing of blogdom, there is a growing number of self professed journalists and many have followings you would not believe.

When bloggers learn how to gather under one umbrella for a cause. They will be a force for positive change.

The MSM has not yet harnessed that power, but some Main Stream Media are now placing small info / follow-up bars at the end of articles that provide contact email and post addresses.

This allows motivated readers to make demands of authority while the motivation is strong and the iron is hot. ‘People Power’

No journalism? Please sir, remove the knots from thine knickers.

Respectfully, TonyGuitar

No, no, I don't profess to be a journalist. I don't see why exact spelling is all that important anyway. As long as the idea is clear. English grammer is a science I know little about. After reading Charles Dickens and Tales of Mariposa by Stephen Leacock, I thought the foundation was now adequate er suffi... solid.

More Focus

Focus - Email - Legislate

Very interesting, Full of intangibles and nuance.
Let's see if this 9th grade drop-out can get some of the Gist. Whereas we used to have these simple clubs, the Conservatives and the Liberals, known as the left and right. The Liberals used to spend too much money, so we turfed them and elected the Conservatives to get the books back in line. Now both clubs have muddied things by trying to cover the other's territory. The Liberals have developed Corporate conservative facets and the Conservatives promise not to be too Fraser institute like. Oh the confusion.

Here in British Columbia, Gordon's Liberals are really bottom line worshippers. More right than the Social Credit ever were. It's too bad because while I applaud getting accounts under control, being cruel to the poor and disabled is not smart politically and will come back with a nasty bite. I was quite surprised the NDP didn't lead this time. They did rebound from two members to thirty-four though. Close.

So nationally it may no longer be so important to elect a certain party as it will be to get legislation enacted that will return integrity to government. Legislation like Whistle-Blower Protection law that protect revenues from wholesale theft.

Individual Ministry and departmental Account and Audit control as our honest leader Paul promised in his CBCTV grovel speech. He is an expert and his suggestion will make a difference. Now if we can only figure out how to get Sheila's audit alarms acted upon promptly, we may begin to see light at the end of the tunnel, no matter who holds sway in the commons.

Holding Paul's feet to the fire is required to see anything worthy enacted. That requires focus. How do we focus and agree on a priority demand? Once chosen, letters and email with a FOCUS can sway a government where votes are life and death.

If blogger power ever harnesses focus, something the MSM can't seem to do, we could exert some real direction on whichever party happens to occupy Ottawa at the time.
73s TonyGuitar

Friday, May 27, 2005

An Idea out of SDA

An Idea out of SDA May 27th 2005


So Average Conservative has us both with, 'Look for blogs to have a huge effect on next election' A germ of an idea.

You mention stapling some pertinent blog pages together and leaving them in Doctor/Dentist offices. Right out of my own thinking. Shower the country with Western Standard magazines.

The real tool for effectiveness is FOCUS. Even the MSM with all it's power fails to capitalize on the power of focus.

These musings are the germ of an excellent approach and with focus, could be truely effective.

First choose a priority. One that would help everyone and be easy to agree to. Say Whistle-Blower Law with neutrality and great penalty. The thrust is to FOCUS on enacting law to get one thing done.

Bloggers united could swing that.

Priority two; [Paul White Idea], Individual Ministry Account & Audit. This was actually promised by Paul Martin himself, during the CBCTV Grovel speech. However, as you know it takes a blizzard of postmail and email pointedly (focused), demanding the same thing for the government to enact that thing.

If the MSM were to provide little contact info bars at the end of articles, people would likely write demands of government in the heat of the moment. A dormant power.

More papers in the states are doing just that now.

So what do you think? Champion a cause that saves us our National Wealth.

PDFs from Johnwilliams.ca/wastereport.htm and provide the suggested cure. 'The Demand' with the correct house of commons addresses to hit.

If numbers are large and the demand focused
then votes, being larger than money, will lead to enactment of legislation.

We talk about everything. Let's do something about something.


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