Thursday, December 17, 2009
Alec Bruce - The Bruce Report
December 16th, 2009
It’s an article of faith in Canadian economic circles that exports drive the national economy. Without them, the argument insists, we would languish as second-raters on the world stage, forever doomed to understudy the globe’s more driven headliners.
One Response to “The truth about exports?”
1. Dan Fitzgerald Says:
December 17th, 2009 at 5:30 pm
“… has International Monetary Fund propaganda made dupes of our policy wonks and politicians?”
More like partners in crime.
Just look at their bank accounts before and after leaving office.
When Her Majesty’s police selectively catch one in the act, they always end up getting paid out one way of the other (see Mulroney).
Would that the former employees of the international firms taking over and operating previously successful companies with funny money got the same. Lifelong workers had their retirements and positions slashed, while our representatives loaded up and made sure they were set - in the dead of night - behind everyone’s back.
Some of them say openly that they never lose the opportunity in a crisis - but it seems the opportunity for our business and political class has been to rob the public coffers blind and knife us in our backs.
Monday, December 7, 2009
John Leroux - Telegraph Journal
December 5th, 2009
Irving Oil's proposed new headquarters is no small endeavour. Designed by world-leading architect Robert A.M. Stern, if completed it could be the most significant building constructed in our region in more than a century.
Dan Fitzgerald wrote:
Does this mean the Bermudans are going to stop threatening to pack up and move their operations?
With them owning every MLA in government, I guess that particular threat seems more like a charade with every passing year.
Still, those empty threats gave NB's kleptocrats their excuse to hand out loans, grants and free boilers at public expense. Now that this wharf takeover is complete, I wonder what the taxpayers of New Brunswick are going to end up spending and what the warped rationale will be?
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Cooling off period
It's the Economy, Stupid - David Campbell
November 28th, 2009
Folks, I will be refraining from posting here for a week or two to clear my head and get my bearings. I am just a guy who is trying to positively influence change in this province by working with economic development organizations and writing columns and this blog. Once in a while I do work with corporations but almost always on economic development-related issues. I never felt it was right to talk about any of my clients here unless the work I did for them went into the public domain. I have talked about the importance of competitive energy costs as an economic development driver for five years and now people want to question my integrity and professional ethics because that belief dovetails with the interests of some very important companies in this province.
So upon reflection I will be withdrawing from this debate. You know where I stand and you can draw your own conclusions.
Dan Fitzgerald wrote:
November 29th, 2009
Your comment is awaiting moderation.
What is this, an economics blog or a soap opera?
Speaking about ethics in this new-world economy is like talking about animal husbandry in an automated slaughter house. The amount of double-think necessary to promote this Bermudan plan for NB must be extraordinary.
Take a few days off and get back to us on why this latest bit of PPP Piracy will benefit us for generations to come.
Expected comment location
Campbell must be loosing it - this is a post he retracted right before announcing his little holiday:
from It's The Economy, Stupid by David Campbell
Jacques Poitras is threatening to reveal my clients and state that I am in a conflict of interest because I support the NB Power deal. I don’t usually talk about my clients on this blog - I let them publish any work that I do for them and I have no business discussing my client list in public.
But anyone who has read this blog knows I have worked for the NB Biz Council in the past - because they published my work for them - and I can tell you that I am doing some presentation work for them on energy and its importance to economic development. And I am glad to do so - it is consistent with my belief that this deal with Hydro-Quebec is supportive of economic development.
I have never been paid to write a column (other than the money I get paid to write columns) or write anything on this blog. I have spend hundreds of hours trying to stimulate a debate about economic development and never received a dime. Even the revenue from the advertisments on the right column of the blog go to the hosting company.
I stated clearly and will state again that the CBC has a right and should be covering the stories they are covering. But they should also be covering both sides of the deal and I will stick by that assertion no matter who threatens me.
Original post (now removed) in: It's The Economy, Stupid
Friday, November 20, 2009
Image Source: Charles Leblanc
In Response to somment on the Bruce Report - Graham to Williams: Butt out!
# Alec Says: November 19th, 2009
Okay, Dan. You go with that. More “power” to you my friend. Looking forward to meeting you on the bread lines when this deal doesn’t go through. After all if, as you imply, my interests are feathered, I should be rich. I’m not.
As for Williams, a little history might serve.
The fantastic premier of NF/LA was never willing to “lease” the transmission lines. In fact, he was willing to cut a deal for transmission of Churchill power through New Brunswick — not unlike the one the Graham government has just (tentatively) signed with Hydro-Quebec.
Split the hairs any way you want, but NB Power is, has been, always will be an asset in play. Williams lost to his nemesis (Quebec). Again!
That’s it. That’s all she wrote.
And, BTW, how can a gargantuan liability also be “one of our best assets”? That’s a little like saying if my grandmother had a mustache, he’d be my grandfather.
This underpaid, entirely underappreciated “puppet” still says: Good for you Graham. Well done!
(Comment on Graham to Williams: Butt out!)
# Dan Fitzgerald Says:
Fair enough - I guess you'll be able to say 'I told you so'.
The only feathering on your part I've seen is some occasional fluff in Irving's papers. It was still pretty good considering your constraints. On this power deal though, I'm not so sure.
That NB's Bermudan overlords get major cutbacks on the few taxes they deign to pay, discount loans, free generators, bloated contracts and drastically lowered power rates while Shawn Graham or Bilderberg McKenna play Pinocchio with their noses clipped is undeniable.
Forgive me if I get the impression that the corporate / establishment leaning and funded NB bloggers (i.e. David Campbell, Philip Lee) are also playing the half-hearted approval / disinterested part rather poorly. If you're going to support the deal, do it with some heart - if it's really what you think, please try to convince us earnestly.
You used to seem pretty angry back in the day when tax rates were lowered for those who didn't need it, banks were bailed out while home 'owners' were turned under water - and the globalist corporations got everything they could ever want while the people get nothing (see repeated pledges for NB welfare reform). Is freezing your power rate temporarily really enough to get you on board for this?
Furthermore, you talk as if this NB Power give-away was right on the tip of everyone's tongue for years and you've thoroughly weighed the decision. I'd argue strongly that the former is untrue while the latter is impossible. The tendrils of a power company run through every part of our community and economy, the long-term ramifications of this sale are enormous.
My gut and head say this is a bad deal (and I'd give you a break if the opposite seemed true on your part), it was certainly conducted in the shadiest of manner. No public consultation occured prior to a signed 'MOU' (sounds like what cows do) to sell it all (just consider the massive stretches of land) to Quebec and the banksters.
Like throwing a baby (NB Power) out with the bathwater (fake fiat debt) - your argument is the baby is so messed up from a possessed ex-wife (NB Government) that we should hand it over to a white slaver (TD Bank/Quebec), who promise to take good care of it and cover most of your baby expenses.
I don't know about you, Alec - but I don't want my baby being a slave for the rest of its wretched life just to personally get out from under a difficult but entirely self-inflicted situation.
The pro-sell out crowd keep asking for alternatives - so here's one: How about we throw McKenna's bunch out and transfer our debts to the people's bank of New Brunswick?
We bail out our power plant with some funny money (maybe NFLD could help us out with initial reserves) and we lease the lines to Quebec and give Williams his corridor at the same time? Everyone is happy, except the banksters.
Seriously though, the only good argument I see for selling it now is that nobody could be worse at running it into the ground. The Irving puppets (of both parties) who have fiddled about while the dams were literally cracking certainly don't show any inclination to try and fix or even address the problems.
Lastly, that the notorious Bermudan-NB mafia dropped our new nuclear turbines in the ocean right before this bombshell announcement makes me certain there is little on the up and up with any of this story - it's a scam, pure and simple. It'll definitely be interesting to see what songs and dances go on before the people finally and firmly reject this shady deal.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Frank McKenna - Irving's Telegraph Journal
November 12th, 2009
The announcement by Premiers Shawn Graham and Jean Charest represents a bold, courageous act of economic nation-building, and warrants the applause it is getting across Canada. However, New Brunswickers will properly wish to focus on the benefits for our province, and the questions they have will require answers.
Nice try Bilderberg McKenna,
The people of NB know by now when they're getting the shaft.
Thanks greatly to your former 'work' this deal will most certainly lose in the court of public opinion.
Whether our junior kleptocrats will succeed in ramming it through will determine whether NB is to be a democratic state or remain an oligarchy ruled by foreign interests.
So, crank up those crony advertising companies again - see if the people can be swayed to accept their indentured serfdom.
Daniel Fitzgerald, Nijmegen
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
What’s the alternative?
Philip Lee - The Mysterious East
November 11, 2009
David Campbell explores the alternatives to the NB Power to Hydro Quebec sale. This seems to me to be a key question: if we are going to reject the deal with Hydro Quebec, what is the alternative? Is there a better deal out there? Or is this an opportunity that we better not pass up?
Dan Fitzgerald wrote:
The alternative is for the party who ran on a 'we won't sell NB power' platform to call a new election and let democracy work.
The alternative, as excruciating as it may seem for Irving bloggers and Twittering frantics, is NOT TO SELL the power corporation to another province.
If Quebec is willing to go into hock to buy the thing up - it's gotta be worth more than they're paying. The result of the buyout will certainly be detrimental to our infrastructure (hint: they're buying it so we can't do a deal with NFLD).
What kind of a government would try to pull this obviously crooked deal in the midst of a world-wide crisis?
Oh yeah - the kind who doubles their own pensions in the middle of a flood, with the cameras off. NB media are either all owned or blocked (see Charles Leblanc) to keep this and other charades going.
Luckily the public are not swayed by the lies anymore - and no multimillion advertising blitz is likely to change things - call it the rice-and-beans / political skepticism phenomenon, and I for one welcome it back not a minute too soon.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
In response to "N.B. unveils new emergency fuel supplement" - CBC News Oct 7, 2009
We borrow money to feed a bloated and corrupt 'crown corporation' whose controllers seem less like the people and more like the dukes and kings of old?
Where does NB Power get off charging the rates they do giving the CEO huge, retroactive bonuses while Pt. Lepreau sits idle for an extra 18 months?
Oh right - these 'hands off' crown corps (and Private-Public Piracy) just take their cues from the kleptocrats of both parties - voting themselves massive pension hikes in the middle of a giant flood with the leg. cameras turned off.
A government that votes in the dark will soon leave its citizens in the same condition.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"Two days left to vote!!! Will you take a Vaccine to fight the Swine Flu???"on the Charles Leblanc blog
Magos wrote: Does anyone know the source of this ingredient list?
All I find are blogs linked to other sites without any links to the primary source. Unless I can verify the ingredient list from something linking to the primary source then I have no idea what is credible.
Dan F said...
I found some interesting tidbits going over the package inserts for one of the swine-flu vaccines approved by the FDA (http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM182401.pdf)
1. They have zero evidence that it or a similar vaccine work to prevent the flu "There have been no controlled clinical studies demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with AFLURIA"
2. "Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is added as a preservative; each 0.5 mL dose contains 24.5 mcg of mercury"
3. It is being tested for adverse reactions against a placebo also containing mercury.
4. The drug maker's list of possible adverse reactions totally belies the soothing propaganda we've seen about this (unnecessary) vaccine in the media. I guess they've got their asses covered if it turns out disastrously:
- "Serious allergic reactions, including anaphylactic shock, have been observed during postmarketing surveillance in individuals receiving AFLURIA.
- The following adverse reactions also include those identified during postapproval use of AFLURIA outside the US since 1985.
Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Transient thrombocytopenia
Immune system disorders
Allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock and serum sickness
Nervous system disorders: Neuralgia, paresthesia, and convulsions; encephalopathy, neuritis or neuropathy, transverse myelitis, and GBS
Vascular disorders: Vasculitis with transient renal involvement
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Pruritus, urticaria, and rash
General disorders and administration site conditions: Influenza-like illness (e.g., pyrexia, chills, headache, malaise, myalgia), injection-site inflammation (e.g., pain, erythema, swelling, warmth), and induration
Neurological disorders temporally associated with influenza vaccination, such as encephalopathy, optic neuritis/neuropathy, partial facial paralysis, and brachial plexus neuropathy, have been reported.
Microscopic polyangiitis (vasculitis) has been reported temporally associated with influenza vaccination.
There are no data to assess the concomitant administration of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine with other vaccines.
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or AFLURIA. It is also not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity.
Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated in children. Safety and effectiveness in the pediatric population have not been established.
Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or for impairment of fertility."
Yeah - that all sounds real safe for a vaccine against a virus that is by all accounts far less deadly than the common flu.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Democracy 101 - First Topic!
September 21st, 2009
FIRST DISCUSSION TOPIC: BUDGET PRIORITIES
Tax Cuts vs. Social Spending
The biggest challenge in any budget is making sure that people see their priorities are reflected when they look at a budget’s priorities. This isn’t always easy, because there is no one priority everyone agrees upon.
Dan F said...
"Is it more important to reduce taxes, or ask people to pay for social spending?"
How about asking the biggest company in the picture province to pitch in?
At least don't fold to every demand the Bermudans make and splash out the public financing - mill upgrades, liquor stores put in their dilapidated buildings, constant advertising in their propaganda rags - if they're not going to be contributing anything*.
At least don't make it so obvious or ridiculous when favored companies are given the taxpayer's hard-earned money (loan guarantees to build bridges to nowhere, bank / golf-course bailouts) - and whatever you do, don't vote yourselves massive pension hikes during the middle of a giant flood when the legislature cameras are out...
* Other than secret financing and backing during elections and political constant interference after the vote.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Historic N.B. train station gets new lease on life as a liquor store
Anonymous - The Canadian Press
September 18th, 2009
FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government says Fredericton's York Street train station will become a liquor store, ending years of controversy about the future of the building.
The vacant and run-down structure was placed on the Heritage Canada Foundation's list of the 10 most threatened heritage sites in the country in 2006.
The building sits on land owned by J.D. Irving Ltd., and its exterior will be restored by the company.
Daniel Fitzgerald, Nijmegen wrote:
Way to go Irving, foist another one of your 'liabilities' onto the taxpayer.
Selling the railway ties for years in your propaganda rags, no coverage of the rapidly disintegrating historical monument - making untold millions on gassing up the truckers who took over the freight.
Now in order to not let the former crack-den / fire-trap fall to the ground, we've got to move our most profitable industry under your control?
That Nieuwe Braunschweiggers will cheer as the biggest public menace finally clears up its mess (on our dollar, in effect) is a tribute to the continued success of big-buck, corporate-controlled media.
It's pretty impressive how these Bermudans continue to get away with it.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Back in black… so to speak
April 21st, 2009
In response to Anonymous:
“be polite and respectful, or you get the hell out.”
How quaint, and how 1960’s. The musings of someone who has been vilified the most, for his biased unfounded weird views, would want censorship. We know that.
You neglect to mention what started this? Besides the ongoing simmering of posters who post with inaccurate information and who get set straight by my ability with google aided by the number of books I have read. Well believe me, when someone accuses you,out of the blue, for what I already mention several times slipping in one ear and out the other like the numb sensitive bunch you always been, you won’t like it too good. But I knew what this guy was like when I first hit this blog. Someone so without it that even mckenna left him behind.
Well the die been cast, by specious innuendos, by someone to cowardly to retract so I will step up my insults to anyone who tries to post bull, when the correct information is easily accessible.
Again, your opinion, or vote has no value, when there can be no action to take. Again its because your knowledge of computers and internet is as limited as any other subject you venture into. I am just thankful that I am not in that category.
Dan Fitzgerald wrote:
Sounds like a lot of nothing about nothing.
I enjoy commenting on Charles' blog because he's got about a dozen topics per day and a fairly active readership.
Mr. Campbell's obvious yet seemingly unconscious corporate lackey spin makes commenting on his posts pretty tempting... Had his policy on comments been more lenient back in the day (see links), I might have been commenting more here, the above rhetoric by the anonymous coward is way less cogent and much more degrading than what I was saying here:
When did you stop censoring?
Monday, April 20, 2009
In comments, Dan F said:
I believe this is the only tangible copy of Kleptocrats discussing their pay / pension boost (combined discussion of bills 53 and 54 at around 53 minutes into this recording): http://myginch.com/QSLS/media/qpupload/NB-legislature-300408latenight.mp3
More from my liveblog of that day: http://qslspolitics.blogspot.com/2008/04/nb-tenancy-securities-act.html.
Recall, according to the CBC, the video equipment was 'taken out' by floodwaters the day before - what a bunch of hogwash - the cameras were out that day for the same reason Charles is banned from the building: Kleptocrats can't handle scrutiny of their devious actions.
Bill 53 - An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act
(a) by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the
25(1) Commencing April 1, 2008, each member of the Legislative Assembly shall be paid an indemnity at the rate of $85,000 per year.
Since they were on camera for this other bill - they barely mentioned what this law was doing, more salary / pension raises apparently:
Bill 54 - An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:
1 Section 5 of the Executive Council Act, chapter E-12 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended
(a) in subsection (1) by striking out “twenty thousand dollars” and substituting “$52,614”;
(b) in subsection (2) by striking out “thirty thousand dollars” and substituting “$79,000".
2 Section 6 of the Act is amended by striking out “fifteen thousand dollars” and substituting “$39,500”.
3 Subsection 6.1(2) of the Act is amended in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out “January 1,
4 This Act shall be deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2008.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
"Worse than that, the general public might become aware that a nondescript apartment building was also a drug den where underage drinking, dope smoking and other unmentionables were happening on a regular basis."on the Burton Front - April 15th, 2009 (1)
Dan F said:
How's your love-affair going with the US these days Anselm?
Guess that's what you get when you have several druggies as presidents in a row, eh?
Too bad their puppeteers can't do us all a favour and go get high on grass.
Just about anything would be better than their constant self-enrichment in generating Armageddon and endless wars at everyone else's expense.
Do you think Jesus would take money from arms dealers before he'd smoke a joint?
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Stephen Porter - Always Learning
March 21, 2009
It is when someone gets thoughts and ideas that are harmful to others peace of mind and are not stopped that problems are created for those people and they have to learn to defend themselves against the unseen forces of gossip, manipulation and lies that their antagonists create and send through others. This grows and grows until mistrust is everywhere in our thoughts and even known truth is not accepted.
Censurer General wrote:
"It is when someone gets thoughts and ideas that are harmful to others peace of mind and are not stopped that problems are created"
This is how a creationist winds up heading Kanada's science ministry, or priest rapes are allowed to continue for decades, I suppose.
While putting down dissent and rational inquiry through brutality, lies and propaganda of all sort has become de rigueur of late, the truth will always win (however much a pyrrhic victory it must be).
Unfortunately, those the truth threatens have a tendency to spin the words and actions of prophets, philosophers and messiahs alike for their own purposes and personal gain.
Time and time again, we are fooled to the brink of destruction, all to have the same forces raise up again once their calamities have passed.
Monday, March 9, 2009
You don't give up with the conspiracy theories do you Dan?
Dan F said...
Not when they're right.
Why else the conspicuous shift to opposing Irving media of late?
We'll see when the chips are down whose interests you serve, Spinks.
Irving hasn't even demanded a new loan yet this winter, that I'm aware of.
But of course, with their hundreds of shell companies, how would one know?
That the above question sounds like conspiracy theory to 90% of my fellow Nieuw Braunschweiggers makes no difference to its relevance vis-a-vis your blog or the politico-economic condition of NB.
Who says science is boring?
Alec Bruce - March 3rd, 2009
Let me get this straight. . .
A contingent of two from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) sits opposite Minister of Science and Technology Gary Goodyear, his policy advisor and one other civil servant, there to receive an earful on subject of ingratitude.
“You are lying,” Goodyear reportedly thunders, evidently enraged by CAUT’s interpretation of the government’s policies on funding basic research.
Censurer General Says:
March 9th, 2009 at 3:58 pm
Science boring? Not in these ‘interesting’ times.
The psychiatric medication scam of the early 21st century, when it fully comes out, might even overshadow the collective horror 9/11 truth will cause one day.
We’ve got engineered bio-weapons being used to kill liberty in the NAU, Norad troops practicing for more of the same.
Even cconomics and accounting take on mythical proportions when international crime rings have stolen all the money.
Here’s hoping that all the ’sciences’ get out of the business of sustaining kleptocracies, and for an end to screaming headlines based on oft-rigged, unreplicated research protocols.
Or at least doesn’t destroy us all a la LHC, GMO ‘food’ or other insane dual-use technology.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
"In order to avoid defeat – the sunniest possible outcome, different from actually “winning” – the West will have to add more troops and invest heavily in the region"
Censurer General Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
Umm... there's a difference between avoiding defeat and prolonging it.
To avoid defeat, the first step is to be very certain that the goals and rationale for a war are concrete and objective respectively.
Regarding the disgusting War of Terror - the shill media has, in large part, been willfully duped for the last 8 years, why would anybody, including Adolf Harper listen to what you have to say on the matter now?
As long as you try to pretend this war was about catching a former western intelligence asset in the caves of Afghanistan, everything that follows is tainted and useless.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Dan F said...
In response to Babar - "New Brunswick blogosphere, RIP."
If the potential demise of one Irving blogger rings the death knell of blogging in Nieuw Braunschweig then it wasn't exactly very vibrant to begin with (in your estimation) - was it?
While the post-election collapse of partisan blogging in NB is indeed remarkable, the overall number of political NB bloggers whom you can't pin a party color upon has been steadily growing over the last few years.
However, as the world's economy continues to crumble and the Bermudans forge ahead with reducing pesky things like pensions for their traditional propagandists, I suspect you'll see more fresh-faced shill internet rapporteurs pop online to give you their folksy spin on the 'news' of the day.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
When comedy is not funny
Alec Bruce - The Bruce Report
February 4th, 2009
Contrary to popular belief, Canada’s biggest export to the United States is not oil, or steel, or even softwood; it’s comedy writers who appreciate, better than most, the richly ironic nature of American politics.Article Continues
And so, the Canucks who work for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report must be observing the Congressional $819-billion stimulus package, which seeks to raise trade barriers against the Great White North, with a gathering sense of mordant amusement.
For his part, Barack Obama also gets the joke and, fortunately for we denizens of the Great White North, finds it about as funny as a heart attack.
Censurer General wrote:
I doubt we'll find it funny when the debt slaves lose everything except their cable fun box.
While the Russians threaten to give us our own Afghanistan, the banks are printing paper to the sky - someone is going to have to pay for the post-9/11 thievery.
Speaking of which - how come the media can talk at ends about the effects of 9/11, but to talk about anything before then is verboten / engaging in UFO conspiracy theory?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
In responses to “The $64-billion question”
Andrew Krystal - Rogers Radio Internet
January 27th, 2008
You wanted deficit financing and he gave it to you. It’s going to be interesting to see what Liberal finance critic Scott Brison has to say about it tomorrow.
The issue of Harper spending too much during his tenure is now a moot point. Everyone is spending. Furthermore, the fact that Harper blew the Liberal contingency fund, the rainy day cash that we now need and cut the GST, doesn’t matter anymore. We would still be going into deficit.
And a lot of what occurs in Ottawa is “shovel ready.” It has been since 1867. We are used to it.
The fact that the Conservatives under Harper have these wild swings and ideological oscillations (income trusts, the Senate, budget deficits, etc.) makes me wonder what they are, who they are, and what they stand for.
For their part, the Liberals, as a centrist party, have always “borrowed” (stolen) ideas from the NDP and the Conservatives. In Canada, this is considered integrity.
1. Censurer General Says: (comment is awaiting moderation)
You forgot about the 75 billion for the banks.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Michael Spinks - Spink About it (CanadaEast blog)
January 6, 2009
When I heard this morning that Saint John Mayor Ivan Court had cancelled his Telegraph Journal subscription and was now refusing to do interviews with anyone from the T.J. short of debating publisher Jamie Irving, my first thought was here’s another politician upset about media coverage and choosing to shoot the messenger.
Dan F said:
Why do you keep referring to the 'T.J.' as if it is a separate entity from it's parent organization, Irving Inc., of Bermuda?
Of course a monopoly media empire run by outsiders, who just happen to own everything else in the province is not going to be impartial in their reporting.
The situation with commercial newspapers in New Brunswick seems a lot like the dismantling of CN rail: Irving destroys the most natural obstacle to total domination, whether it be transportation or information - total control seems to be the objective, wrapped in the false cloak of environmentalism and green logos.
Now that they've practically got things in hand, will the people wake up and smell the sulfur? Judging by the number of anti-LNG signs I saw around the province last summer, Mr. Court is not the only gadfly our Bermudan overlords are having difficulties swatting.
P.S. Spinks, this half-hearted attempt to distance yourself philosophically from the CanadaEast conglomerate, while amusing to watch, will be as futile as Irving Inc.'s information war against non-shill politicians.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Damn Swanny, if you had put half the effort into hockey as you did into compiling that reading list we'd have won provincials
Censurer General said...
Maybe if you weren't so busy trying to hoe the middle ground, you'd have to take a moral stance - it might do you some good.
I don't know where the golden mean would be on these terror wars - certainly you don't support the Palestinians getting a turn bombing Canadian hospitals with F-16s, do you?
Look - the UN calls this a war crime, whomever doesn't agree with that and refuses to review their position has taken a fundamentally immoral stance, in my opinion.
I'm certain that fluoride and CNN have a lot to do with it, but that doesn't make amends for taking wanton pleasure in ones ignorance.
Perhaps in time that will change for some, but until then, kids and UN workers will be spilling the blood for us all.
Oops, the UN just pulled out, I guess this one rests with the diminishing next generation of Gazans. In my book, that's genocide.
To repeatedly suggest that I must somehow prefer the ethnic roles were reversed here is of the most cowardly and darstardly behaviors I've ever seen on this particular site.
Nevertheless, I am prepared to keep it civil here unless further comments need to be harshly rebutted.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Harold L Doherty - Autism in NB - January 4th, 2008
Are the epidemiological studies relied upon by public authorities to refute assertions that the mercury based vaccine preservative thimerosal is responsible for some or all autism cases reliable?
Dan F said...
The mercury is still there. Like aspartame in pop and fluoride in (some people's) water, once too many people get it, it's hard to take out without direct proof - too many people would need to assume liability, risk loses (financial, to the egos of experts) to expect institutional problem solving on this and other questionable substances that have been essentially forced on the general public (see derivatives and the myths of our financial bubbles for non-medical examples).
The absolute paucity of good evidence showing the safety of these older product for neurotoxicity should have alone been a major red flag, especially when being administered to vulnerable populations.
Whether it causes autism or not, let's stop injecting mercury and other proven-harmful substances into young children's blood streams as soon as possible.
Maybe before it gets banned for and more tightly controlled for environmental reasons (although that would be nice too)?
Unfortunately, our institutions and industries seem to care more about rivers and ponds these days than young children's brains (unless it's to sell them the aspartame drinks, fluoride and methyl medications, or anything else we don't need).
I'm not arguing that vaccinations or modern-day child psychiatry are 100% wrong, or evil - but the practices that go unquestioned due to prior fraud and current duplicity can never be successfully built upon in a positive manner until they are fully vetted and honestly retested in the bright light of day.
And even then, science may not provide the miracles we've been raised to expect.
Heck - the Chinese had 'scientists' looking out for their milk supply too - it wasn't the scientific method that lead to the dumping of industrial plastic into baby formula.
It sure wasn't university research or well-funded research labs that led to it being removed.