(And no, I never did get a response. Not that it would have made a difference anyway).
May 15, 2013
Loblaw Companies Limited
Customer Relations Department
1 President’s Choice Circle
Dear Sir or Madam:
Two items regarding your company were in my local news today. First, your C.E.O. Gaelan Weston has pledged to compensate workers and their families in Bangladesh who were injured and killed in a factory collapse; the same factory that produced clothing for your company. The other item had to do with your company pledging to not source pork from farms which keeps in stalls.
So, just to be clear, your corporate standards for how pigs are kept are higher than the factories in which your goods are produced?
I have the highest regard for companies that insist on human treatment for its livestock. However, I have a better idea regarding your clothing line: bring those jobs back to Canada (the U.S. will do, as well). I, as a consumer, am seeing ZERO benefit from being FORCED to buy crap made in China or the worst third-world countries. I understand Nike’s labour component on a $200 pair of sneakers is about $3.
This is the same message I have conveyed to other retailers (the late Zellers, Wal-Mart, etc): I, AS A CONSUMER, DEMAND YOU MAKE AVAILABLE CANADIAN- OR U.S.-MADE PRODUCTS. From socks to garbage cans to computers and televisions. And everything in between. We are in a depression that will NEVER end until our manufacturing base returns. No amount of bankster games will change that one simple fact. Even the late Sam Walton understood that. That’s why he insisted that his stores be stocked with exclusively American-made merchandise.
I routinely make similar demands of corporations who force me to speak with somebody in a third-world country when I call “them.”
I can assure you Mr. Weston will enjoy the public relations goodwill from opening a new factory in Canada a lot more than having to apologize for a factory collapse killing a few thousand 12-year-old girls in the employ of Kathy Lee Gifford. As a celebrity C.E.0. with the best advisers money can buy, Mr. Weston cannot possibly be unaware of this fact.
If corporations such as your believe you can continue sucking up every last nickel from consumers while at the same time pulling out the carpet from beneath us forever, you are sadly mistaken.
For the record, I don’t shop at Loblaw’s or any of your subsidiary stores. I am insulted when I spend hundreds of dollars on groceries and then your clerk hits me up for a nickel for each bag. I live two hundred feet from Niagara Falls, New York. My two “local” supermarkets there (Top’s and Wegman’s) sell milk, bread and butter as loss leaders. They practically give these products away to get me into the store. I assure you it works. As a bonus, many products sold in American supermarkets are made in Canada.
When your company demands your suppliers bring manufacturing jobs back to Canada, when you don’t charge me for shopping bags, and when your prices for milk, butter and bread are about half of what they are now, I will happy to be your customer.
(I can’t flippin’ believe Tom Long is still allowed on P.C. property. Eves. Tory. Now Hudak. How many chances does this guy get to screw things up?)
August 16, 2013
Mr. Randy Hiller, M.P.P.
Room 207, North Wing
Main Legislative Building
Dear Mr. Hiller:
To put it succinctly, as a former P.C. Ontario party member, I’m asking you to take the bull by the horns and put an end to this nonsense.
I voted for my local P.C. candidate in whatever part of the province I happened to reside from 1990 through 2011. When I lived in Orangeville, I voted for Ernie Eves and John Tory. In the 2011 election, I decided I had enough. I voted for a young man running under the Libertarian banner here in Niagara Falls.
If your party ever wishes to have my vote again, it will field an acceptable leader and an acceptable local candidate. Last election, it did neither. By acceptable local candidate, I would exclude anybody who is a lawyer or an accountant. And by acceptable leader, I mean you.
Tim Hudak has proved himself to be even more incompetent than John Tory. And after the 2007 election, I wouldn’t have thought it possible. Hudak managed to lose to a known pathological liar. The people of Ontario cannot afford another four years of the Liberal Party. Premiers Wynne and McGuinty make Bob Rae look like Mike Harris in comparison.
According to Elections Ontario, voter turnout in 1995 was 63% and dropped to 58% in 1999. It has continued to drop through the 2003 and 2007 elections. In 2011, it was a whopping 48%. It is not unreasonable to suggest that conservative voters stayed home rather than hold their noses and vote for a party led by Eves, Tory and Hudak. Had my choices only been P.C., Liberal or N.D.P. in the last election, I would have stayed home as well. Unfortunately, most people have become convinced that if they vote for a “fringe” party, they are throwing their vote away.
There has to be an intervention with Tim Hudak as well as Tom Long, Leslie Noble and whoever else is in his entourage (it wouldn’t surprise me to find Jamie Watt hanging on as well). It has to be made clear to Hudak he won’t be around to lead the next election. And his hangers-on have to understand they’ve had a good run since the Harris days, but it’s time for them to go as well.
This has nothing to do with rules or procedures. The party made a mistake and it must correct it as soon as possible. In 1983, Joe Clark realized that, even though he won a clear majority of his leadership review, he could not win the next election. Not that I’m suggesting that Brian Mulroney was a particularly good choice, either. But Mulroney did deliver a crushing landslide in 1984.
Mr. Hiller, you have considerable street cred amongst libertarian conservatives such as myself. I was impressed with your grand jury legislation. My only criticism is that it doesn’t go far enough. Should you ever be premier, or at least in a position of power, returning a citizen grand jury (one that is free from interference from politicians, judges and prosecutors) would be a major blow for freedom for Ontarians.
I hope the London convention will change the name of the party to the Conservative Party. Of course, I also hope the new Conservative Party actually governs under conservative principles which, unfortunately, are absent from the federal party.
Should you find yourself in a leadership position in the P.C. Party, I would be delighted to purchase a new membership. However, if my alternative is joining other conservatives and withholding my support, I am willing to sacrifice yet another Liberal term if that is what it takes to rebuild this party.
(In this letter, I discounted the possibility of parliament actually surviving long enough before Harper had to prorogue it again; it never occurred to me that MacKay and Harper would piss off the Supreme Court so much that ANY government legislation would be D.O.A.)
August 17, 2013
Mr. Peter MacKay, M.P.
House of Commons
Dear Mr. MacKay:
An interesting story appeared in today’s National Post: “Peter MacKay insists Conservatives (sic) are not moving Canada toward U.S-style justice.” When a news story quotes a politician, it is important to remind oneself that the politician intends to do the exact opposite of what he is claiming.
Buried way down towards the bottom of the story: “MacKay said he also won’t be intimidated or deterred from considering new lawful access provisions despite privacy concerns that ultimately led to the death of previous bills. “
You can consider lawful access provisions all you want. You’re still not going to get them. As criminality in the senate continues to be exposed on a wider and wider scale every day, and as more scandals emerge, Mr. Harper will continue to resort to his old trick of proroguing parliament (i.e. going back to 24 Sussex and hiding until the thing blows over). That means your bill will die with it. Again and again.
And if, by some miracle you do get your warantless wiretapping bill through parliament and the disgraced senate, the Supreme Court will strike it down before it ever goes into effect. And, unfortunately for you, you won’t be able to “reform” the court in time to stop that from happening.
Conservatives such as myself are counting down the days until the next election. After your party suffers an apocalypse not seen since 1993, we can take the party back and rebuild it with the true libertarian conservative ideals that our founder, Preston Manning intended (yes, yes, I know you came from the Joe Clark / Brian Mulroney side; they wouldn’t even have done what Harper has done).
Canadians will not accept the police state that has incrementally taken over our American friends. Thanks to Edward Snowden, Big Media is now discussing topics once relegated to overnight talk radio shows and shows originating from Austin, Texas.
As I told your predecessor and Mr. Toews, if you dare to propose warrantless wiretapping (or lawful access, as you prefer to call it) I want the right as a Canadian citizen to drop by your office or your home and see what is in your computer. I want to record your telephone calls. I want to attach a GPS tracking device underneath your car and see where you go at night. And I want the same right to inspect every police department employee.
I assure you sir, you are seriously underestimating the mood of the Canadian people if you think we are going to let you get away with this.
Before you consider such legislation, I respectfully suggest you canvass your colleagues in caucus. Make sure none of them have downloaded any videos from the internet. That none of them have ever gone driving around looking for company at night (female or otherwise). And you absolutely want to be certain nobody has ever – or will ever – seek out recreational pharmaceuticals. Because people more enterprising than myself will find out.
As I have repeatedly told my M.P., your police state stops at the Niagara River. Canadians are not going to put up with it. I thought we made that clear the last time Mr. Toews tried this. Yet “your” government keeps scheming.
In closing, I do support your intention to toughen impaired driving / drugged driving penalties,. I would even go so far as to suggest a name for it: Rahim’s Law. Perhaps on the day it goes into effect, you can hop into an F-18, land in front of the Orangeville court house and hold a photo-op.
Just in case the Dean Steacy (“Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value… It’s not my job to give value to an American concept.”) or the other thought police over at Section Thirteen get hold of this)
Mr. John Baird, M.P.
House of Commons
August 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Baird:
With regard to the recent Big Media “revelations” about chemical weapons in Syria, I respectfully request you inform your friends at the United Nations as well as your lords and masters in Israel that the world remembers that whopper about “Saddam’s Nukular Bombs” and will not be suckered into yet another war for the government of Israel.
However, if Your Government believes sending more of our young people up against the armies of China and Russia, who will most certainly intervene and who really do have WMD’, then I suggest Prime Minister Harper, Finance Minister Flaherty and every member of Your Government who have sons of military age send them over to the front lines first. Even the queen of England’s sons and grandsons put on the pretence of fighting for their country.
I am old enough to remember Nayirah al-Sabah’s tearful testimony (given to the U.S. Congress on October 10, 1990) about Kuwaiti babies being thrown out of incubators.
Your days of lying to us are long past us. Politicians who sell us wars with the help of Hill and Knowlton can be expect to brought to future war crimes tribunals.
It has come to my attention that you have been inviting suggestion from the Opposition and Canadians regarding means of eliminating your structural deficit without increasing taxes. I thank you for the opportunity to comment.
Start by leading by example. Return parliament to its Westminster roots. Eliminate M.P. salaries, return parliament to meeting once per year, after which M.P.s go back to their (your) real jobs. Wind-up the M.P. pension scheme, return all past contributions with interest (based on the Bank of Canada rate, of course) and repudiate all future obligations. Similarly eliminate all Senate obligations. I am aware of nowhere in the British North America Act which states how much taxpayers have to pay these people.
Initiate a constitutional review of all laws, and repeal those which have the effect of encouraging an authoritarian police state. In particular, I would concentrate on laws enforcing the failed “war on drugs.” This would allow Your Government to fire thousands of employees at the R.C.M.P., Correctional Services, the Department of Justice and Canada Border Services Agency.
Pardon all those serving federal sentences for victimless crimes, including the aforementioned “war on drugs.”
Shut down the Communication Security Establishment and any other federal department charged with spying on Canadians. Cease contracting with other countries to do your dirty work.
Comply with the demands of the COMER lawsuit and return the Bank of Canada to its role as an interest-free credit-creation instrument for the Canadian government and people. This does not mean blindly printing money. At least., not for a fiscally disciplined government.
Immediately end all Canadian foreign military adventures (including “training missions” and “exercises”).
Close Canada’s embassy in Israel, recall our ambassador and other diplomatic staff and expel theirs. Refuse to accept their meddling and manipulation of our domestic and foreign policy. Decline to assist in prosecuting any more of their wars. Enshrine in law the expectation that public officers are expected to be loyal to Canada first, second and third.
Cut foreign aid to zero.
Wind down the Canada Pension Plan over a period of decades. Pay obligations to Canadians currently enrolled and current retirees. Expect future generations to plan and invest for their own retirement. As a means of accomplishing this, encourage a truly free stock market by outlawing derivatives, bail-outs (or bail-ins, to use your vernacular) and other government intervention. Prosecute white collar crime tomorrow as enthusiastically as you prosecute simple possession today. Institute strict limits on fractional reserve banking and abandon your goal of replacing 9:1 with unlimited.
I would hesitantly advocate returning the Canadian dollar to a value-based instrument instead of its current status as a debt-based fiat note. However we have seen what has happened to countries which attempted to do this (see Libya). You might compromise, though, by ordering the Mint to stop passing off their steel slugs as money, and return to using nickel (for nickels) and silver for all other coins.
End all Canadian participation in the U.N., the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and expel their officers and staff from Canada.
End state-mandated bilingualism. There is not a single Canadian outside the province of Quebec who speaks French but cannot speak English.
Forbid non-citizens from receiving federal entitlements.
Sell or close down the C.B.C.
Reduce the G.S.T. to zero.
Reduce the income tax rate its original six percent, with the first $50,000 exempt. Aim to eliminate it entirely.
Return to funding the government through excise taxes and duties. Reinstate countervailing duties on goods coming from countries which have no environmental, wage or labour legislation and ban the importation of goods manufactured by prison labour or slaves. This would have the beneficial side-effect of Your Government being able to fire tens of thousands of revenuers.
Repudiate Your Government’s participation in the global warming hoax and outlaw any future “carbon taxes.”
It is truly regrettable that, since taking office in 2006, The Harper Government has increased the public debt by over $150-billion and put “us” on track towards a $1-trillion public debt once Your Government loses control of interest rates.
It is also ironic that the closest thing we ever saw to a Preston Manning Reform Party government was a Liberal government with Paul Martin as Finance Minister and later Prime Minister.
The record of Your Government fills me with regret that Mr. Martin was not able to stay in office. Having voted Conservative in every election up to and including 2008 (I now only vote for independent candidates at every level) I share a certain degree of responsibility.
I initially voted for the newly-amalgamated Conservative Party. I saw candidates such as yourself and Mr. Clement and I was under mistaken impression I would voting for something like the Mike Harris Common Sense Revolution at the federal level. Add to that Stephen “Steve” Harper was being passed off as a right-wing extremist.
I was had. I will not be voting for your party or any “establishment” party again. It will have to be rebuilt from the ground up in the image of Mr. Manning before I will ever vote Conservative. However in the meantime, you might as well do something useful before your well-deserved electoral apocalypse (see Kim Campbell) in less than two years.
When the rebuilding happens, I’ll come back and lend a hand.
(p.s.: I’ve been writing to Moore since 2007 trying to get an answer to who pays for his trips to the Trilateral Commission; never heard back, strangely enough. I don’t think he likes me).
Mr. James Moore, M.P.
House of Commons
Dear Mr. Moore:
If there was anyone who was begging to be wiped out at the next election, it is you. I see it as the patriotic duty of your constituents to eject you from office. When it comes to my own purported member of parliament, I have a similar obligation to the country.
It is absolutely astounding that somebody such as yourself, who has never held a real job in his lifetime, who engages in treason at the Trilateral Commission, who hangs out with war criminals such as Henry Kissinger, who lives off the public trough and will continue to do so for the rest of his unnatural life (provided a future government doesn’t repudiate “our” parliamentary pension “obligation.”) would attack needy families, of all things. At Christmas. You’re a real manly man, aren’t you, Jim?
One could argue there is a nugget of truth in your assertion that “your” government is not responsible for hungry children. That is of course if you weren’t spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually on matters of which you have no constitutional authority.
Every two weeks, “your” government confiscates about one-third of my paycheque. Were this money used for the betterment of the country, I would not have a problem with it. Instead, that money is sucked up by a government of corrupt Israel-Firsters to fund war crimes around the planet. It is sucked up by a privately-owned central bank loaning us our own currency at interest. It is sucked up by sleazebag feather-bedding politicians like Michael “Mike” Duffy, Pamela Wallen, Patrick Brazeau, Mac Harb, Irving Gerstein, Bev Oda and so many more that I cannot even keep track. I could probably add every single member of parliament from every party to the list.
If “your” government is so confident of its moral authority to govern, how about ending withholding-at-source? I wonder how much of us would write a cheque to Ottawa every April 30th when we are witness to such outrageous waste, corruption, criminality and incompetence.
It must be nice to have an exorbitant salary, generous expense account, a platinum “pension” scheme, job security, a car and driver (what, you can’t even drive? You’re too good for the city bus? Even the minister of finance used to be seen on the GO train in Toronto). Business-class and first-class air travel (the least you could do is ask David Rockefeller to pick up your Trilateral expenses). G.M.O.-free food at the parliamentary dining room.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys had a groom of the stool as well.
Have you been in Ottawa so long that you think everybody lives like you do?
You claim unemployment is down and the economy is prospering. What planet are you living on? I am aware that our country is still in the midst of a housing bubble, and that Vancouver will likely be the last to pop. But over-valued real estate is by no means a measure of the health of the country. The real estate market is no more representative of the health of the Canadian economy than the stock market is of the United States. And in the case of the latter, when the “federal” “reserve” stops printing a minimum of $85-billion per month (on the books), not including its daily transfers to the President’s Working Group on Capital Markets (aka Plunge Protection Team) to keep the Dow up every day, it’s over. When that day happens, the best thing you and your colleagues could do is leave. Go to the Caymans, Switzerland, City of London, Israel, anywhere. Just leave.
I am not going to tell you what I do for a living or where as I am not prepared to hold myself up to harassment. However, I will tell you that I make good coin where I work and I am still having a difficult time. In my family, my brother has suffered the most; he works for General Motors on the line in Osahwa (in other words, real productive work). He was on layoff for nearly three years before being recalled full-time. I have been helping him out as best I can, as well as assisting my mother.
Since 2006, “your” government has continued the Liberal policy of going around the world and signing one-way trade agreements with every third-world country on the planet. People went along with this at first because “we” suddenly saw cheap swag at Wal-Mart. Who cares if a bunch of autoworkers in Oshawa, Windsor or Oakville lose their jobs. So what about those steelworkers in Hamilton. Bunch of lazy overpaid oafs anyway. Right, Jim? Hey, I can get a flat-screen TV at China-Mart for two hundred bucks. So what if it was manufactured by slaves, prisoners and children. Countervailing duties and import quotas? Only commies talk like that.
For the record, the computer I am typing this letter on was manufactured in Oakville, Ontario.
The very people you mock and revile very likely had jobs when their children were born. In the intervening time, “your” government pulled the rug out from underneath them. See, Jim: here in the real world, our jobs don’t run in four-year increments. We can lose them at any time.
As one of the early Ontario members of the Reform Party in Ontario (signed up by turncoat Deborah Grey, no less, in 1990) , an enthusiastic for my local candidate in 1993 and 1997, and a loyal Reform, Alliance and Conservative voter up until 2008, there are no words for the degree of my disgust with your Conservative party.
Not only does your party need to suffer a humiliating electoral apocalypse in order to force a re-building, the entire cabinet (and prime minister) need be brought to justice for corruption, gross violations of the constitution, and even war crimes. And for the Trilateralists, C.F.R.s, Bilderbergers and other Israel-Firsters amongst: Treason. I cannot think of one single Conservative member of parliament who is worthy of redemption.
And yes, I know your Liberal (or god forbid) N.D.P. successors will become just as corrupt and just as psychotic as you Conservatives are now. At least, those who are not already. However, it will be one more stop in an eventual constitutional restoration by Canadians. I anticipate this happening around the same time our armed American friends enforce their own restoration.
As your god is my witness, I swear I will live to see every single one of you brought to trial.
P.S. When the U.S. Dollar collapses and takes our fiat garbage with it, all those promises made for your retirement will be utterly worthless. “We” might as well be paying you in Zimbabwe dollars. Keep that in mind, Jim.
(this letter is written to a member of parliament – who is also a physician – who volunteers at an Ottawa children’s hospital. Never did get a response from her office.)
December 27, 2013
Dr. Kellie Leitch, M.P.
House of Commons
Dear Dr. Leitch:
I was impressed by Julie van Dusen’s article about you which was posted on www.cbc.ca on December 25, 2013.
Even if you are only practising enough hours to maintain your medical license, the fact that you do not take a salary from C.H.E.O. Is a truly magnanimous gesture on your part.
I would respectfully submit, however, that the whole system is backwards. Up until the early part of the last century, our parliament was made up of citizen legislators. Members met for a month or so every year, performed the nation’s business and went home to their real jobs. The House had some lawyers, but was not made up almost exclusively of lawyers and accountants.
These members were held accountable by their constituents.
The former member of parliament here in Niagara Falls was Gary Pilliteri, a vintner. He owns a vineyard and winery north of here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. When he wasn’t in Ottawa, I used to be able to find him at his winery on Highway 55. I was actually able to sit with him on his patio behind the store. This is what our M.P.s are expected to do. You are expected to be accessible, honest, and a contributing member of society. This is why it is called the House of Commons. As opposed to the ruling class, who inhabit The Other Place.
In the United States, many state Houses still operate under the citizen legislator system. I once met a man on an Amtrak train who was a state senator in Arkansas. However, he was quick to point out his real job was a teacher.
If anything, you should be taking your salary from Children’s Hospital and your parliamentary duties should come secondary. I do not believe members of parliament or senators should be full-time positions. They (i.e.you ) should be part-time, paid on per-diem (as was the case in the British parliament until just over a century ago). Serving should be an honour. They should have real jobs in which they should continue, and have available to go back to when their term ends.
I maintain that a government made up of citizen representatives would result in government working in the best interest of Canadians. As it is now, the only entities government (any government) is interested in advancing is globalists, corporation, banksters and Israel (see John Baird and Jason Kenney). And its own interests, of course (warrantless wiretapping and an oppressive police state).
We would have a lot fewer M.P.s jetting around the country in CF-18s and drinking $17 glasses of orange juice in the finest hotels in the world if they were expected to work at real occupations and, more importantly, we knew where to find them and give them a piece of our mind when such behaviour happened. To say nothing of the high taxes imposed upon us, the corresponding waste and the corruption which is sadly considered par-for-the-course these days.
Given the fact your government so quickly turned its back on its Reform / Alliance base, I am under no illusions this will happen save for a popular constitutional restoration in this country. I thought I would be getting Preston Manning’s New Canada platform when I voted Reform, Alliance and Conservative for the past two decades. I regret I was mislead.
It is particularly galling for “your” government to expect Canadians to expect an even greater expansion of the police state when your enforcers can’t even secure a room. Even the vaunted, all-mighty United States Secret Service and every other intelligence agency in the world wasn’t able to prevent a psychopath masquerading as a sign-language interpreter from getting withing feet of world “leaders” at Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa. One would have thought the man’s US$85 fee would have been the first clue.
“In the wake of 9/11” has been the excuse for the stripping of civil liberties and even the most basic human rights of formerly-free people worldwide. Air travelers are interrogated, groped and subjected to cancer-causing naked body scanners. In the United States, the gangbangers and child molesters at the T.S.A. have expanded beyond the airports to Amtrak, Greyhound, and even the local city bus. The U.S. government is spending trillions annually on its spy grid and we don’t have a clue what is going on at the C.S.E, C.S.I.S., the R.C.M.P. And god knows how many other alphabet agencies here in Canada.
And you expect us to let you pass even more laws? No, sir. .Not just, “no.” Hell, no! Just in the past six months, billions of people worldwide have woken up to big government (I’ve been “awake” for years now).
No amount of inept security, false flag attacks or government breaking up its own plots is going to convince people to consent to increase government tyranny.
Please do not try and con Canadians with the notion you are trying to “keep us safe.” You are doing nothing of the sort. .Government’s only interest is keeping government safe.
If the billions of dollars the government of Canada spends on the National Security State were indeed intended for the betterment of Canadians, I would not get one single Viagara ad in my private e-mail, I would not get e-mails purporting to be from U.P.S. informing me of a package delivery gone wrong or a bank or a Nigerian telling me I’ve got a fortune waiting if I only send them all my personal details.
All this money spent on spying, yet the R.C.M.P. (let alone an American agency) has yet to shut down a single Crypto-locker scheme.
To be honest, I don’t know why the global warming types and associated liberals, socialists and communists are mad at “your” government in the first place. Since 2006, The Harper Regime should have been giving N.D.P.ers nocturnal emissions on a nightly basis. You have run up the national debt by over $150-billion. You have exploded the civil service. You have raised taxes. The police state has never been happier. And you still enable the global warming hoaxers by failing to call them out on their fraud.
You want to talk about impersonation? Up until the past election, when I decided I would never vote for an establishment party again, I was certain I was voting for a small-government, starve-the-beast, libertarian platform when I voted Conservative, Alliance and Reform (going back to 1993). As an enthusiastic Mike Harris booster, I thought sending guys like my own (then) M.P. David Tilson, as well as John Baird, Jim Flaherty and Tony Clement to Ottawa would bring the Common Sense Revolution to a national level.
Instead of a Preston Manning-inspred New Canada government, we ended with a Bob-Rae-on-steroids government with more Israel-Firsters than the Knesset.
If I had known then what I know now, I would have voted for a Paul Martin-led Liberal government. He’s the closest thing we’ve ever had to true conservative government.
I am 44 years old. As your god is my witness, I swear I will live long enough to see a constitutional restoration in my country and worldwide. And when that happens, its first action will be to abolish that trough of yours. Its second will be to repudiate Canadians’ purported obligations to your pension.
I am going to make the same plea to you that I have made to many of your fellow trough-dwellers up there in Ottawa. Would you please just leave. I don’t care where you go. Have Peter MacKay round up the as many of the nicest C.R.J.s he can find at Uplands, load one of them up with as many $100 bills as the Bank of Canada can print up. Fill the other ones up with as many politicians as you can find, take off for Switzerland, the Caymans, the City of London, Tel Aviv…anywhere. Just leave and let Canadians who truly care about the future of our country, our children and most importantly our freedom undo everything “your” government has done to Canadians. Don’t forget to take Peter van Loan with you.
There have been reports of suicides and deaths under mysterious circumstances among the financial community. The Financial Post of March 13, 2014 ran the following headline: New York financial worker jumps in front of train. Why are traders (literally) killing themselves? In the most recent example, a bankster threw himself in front of a New York City subway train. I’m sure you will agree that this is an unspeakable tragedy; one in which the subway driver will have to live with for the rest of his life.
I don’t know the exact number of banksters who have chosen to off themselves, however I would submit that it is not nearly enough. Russia Today recently reported the number to be eleven, including a female “bitcoin executive” who performed Seppuku in Singapore.
I would further submit that many, many more banksters will have to shuffle off their mortal coils before our planet sees legitimate economic recovery and our children know the freedom that you and I grew up in. Eleven is but a good start. But even one million deceased financial services workers is not enough. Personally, I don’t think any number less than six will suffice.
As a conservative, I believe your party could actually unite the left and the right if it embraced the environmental movement. Banksters are known for consuming the Earth’s resources at a rate far higher than their proportion of the population. While the average worker might drive around in a small car or pick-up truck (if he or she is really lucky), or rides the city bus, our bankster friends tend to favour high-powered sports cars. Wall Street executives have their own jets. I ride Amtrak. Who do you think is doing more damage to mother Earth?
As you know, the most prosperous of the banking community lean towards Bugattis and Rollers. This is not an environmentally unsustainable lifestyle.
As you may be aware, our country has been especially ravaged by global warming this winter. What better way to combat toxic greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide by removing millions of CO2 emitters all at once?
As one of the chief promoters of cap-and-trade as well as carbon credit exchanges, I believe a mass die-off among banksters is a program Goldman Sachs could get behind. What better example could Lloyd Blankfein set for mankind than for he and his most trusted colleagues to throw themselves from the 44th floor of the Goldman Sachs Tower in New York City? As a bonus, God could personally express his gratitude to Mr. Blankfein for having selflessly carried out His work on this planet.
Sir, for the good of humanity, I beg you to contact every single one of your acquaintances in the banking community around the world and for them, in turn, to spread the word to their subordinates. Their planet needs them to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Failing that, may I suggest that a joint meeting of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group be held, and that – in keeping with the Charter House penchant for secrecy and seclusion – it be held in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Preliminary rounds may be necessary. I would suggest they be held in Baghdad, followed by Tripoli. After all, who other than Pakistan, has benefited from the humanitarianism and generosity of the banking community more than Iraq and Libya?
Actually, a round of meetings in Detroit might not hurt, either.
I have left literally thousands of comments on hundreds of news stories. I am sick and tired of expecting a fifty – fifty chance of my comments seeing the light of day. I was always diligent about making sure my remarks conformed to your “community guidelines.” I didn’t make slanderous remarks. I didn’t cuss. I stayed on topic. I rarely even used capital letters. Unless of course I was talking about the CBC. In which case, I wrote it as C.B.C.
At first, it was obvious that my comments were being “disabled” for no other reason than they offended the political sensibilities of your censor. And yes, they are censors. Then I looked into Viafoura. And then I.C.U.C. I learned how I.C.U.C., in particular, was in the business of the “management” of their clients’ reputations on-line.
For comments involving mass-shootings, I would ask what medications the shooter might have been on. I would “talk” about S.S.R.I.s. I would refer to the possibility that the shooter may have been using products which are advertised on evening newscasts in the United States. Such comments, or mere references, were always deleted. I guess I.C.U.C. must count pharmaceutical companies amongst their clients.
Comments about Israel? Citizens of Israel? Members of the financial industry? Oh, you bet. Gone. Expressing my disdain for people who behave like Nazis? “Content disabled.”
Complaining about the manipulation of the stock market, or the over-representation of Goldman Sachs alumni in governments around the world were also magnets for “content disabled.”
Using the words “Peter Mansbridge?” Content disabled.
When somebody would respond to a comment making some reference to my wearing a tin-foil hat (isn’t that a violation of your community guidelines right there?) I would point out how many of the things Big Media talks about now were the domain of “conspiracy kooks” only a year ago. Such responses are routinely blocked.
So somebody can use your comments section to call me a tin-foil hat wearer. But I can’t say that maybe it’s time for the CBC to head down to Austin, Texas and interview Alex Jones. Again. Which you did, by the way.
Mentioning that Pamela Wallen and Mike Duffy used to be CBC employees? As did fellow high-flyers Michaelle Jean and Adrienne Clarkson? Zap! You people are such control freaks that I can’t even mention your former colleagues?
So when a story has 500 or 1,000 comments (or more), what is the actual number? And how many of those comments were “disabled” in order to deceive readers into believing something that isn’t true?
Upon further research, I read a Bloomberg News article about Viafoura and how my comments would end up on some laptop computer in any given far-off country. Whether it would be “approved” is at the whim of some college student in Mexico, the Philippines or Israel.
I would not be as upset if every other news outlet operated in the same way. But they don’t. I will concede that the comments section of the Toronto Sun is well suited to their readership. But the fact is the Globe and Mail and National Post have just as many challenges regarding language, libel, bullying, etc, as you do. But they don’t resort to pre-censoring comments. And they still manage to have lively debates and intelligent discourse. As an aside, I used to participate in the Sun’s comments section, but I became confused over whether I was a right-wing lunatic or a left-tard lieberal so I left them.
I’m not going to waste my time on you people any longer. I went into my PCTools setting and set up cbc.ca as a banned website in my house. While perusing Google news, this will prevent any of us from clicking on one of your stories by mistake. We do not have cable, so we’re not funding you. Of course, you still have a direct – albeit diminishing – pipeline into my paycheque. But hopefully that will change soon.
We don’t have cable so you’re not getting my money that way.
When the next round of cuts is announced, you’d better not count on people like me to rally to your support. At this point, the CBC can rot for all I care. If I can’t even leave a comment on your website that questions what medication a dead criminal is on or point out war atrocities in the middle east, you are no better than Fox News.
I have a brain so I don’t believe most of what is reported anyway. And I wasn’t afraid to express such skepticism in your comments section. Every once in a while, such sentiments actually made it past your censors.
I sure am happy Russia Today makes itself available on-line, free of charge. And they have an uncensored comments site.
The question I have to ask as a taxpayer is this: How much money is the C.B.C. spending on censoring its comments section. And how, exactly, do you think that is helping matters any? I mean, it’s not as if such information isn’t readily available elsewhere.
I’ve wasted as much time with you people as I care to. I’m done. I’m out. Good luck on the next round of lay-offs.