Tag Archives: economy

CBC Content Disabled: December 8, 2015

 

Negative interest rates an option in Canada, Stephen Poloz says

Central banker says Canada could follow the lead of other countries and put benchmark rate below zero

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stephen-poloz-monetary-policy-1.3355704

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Nice try. The “bail-in” regime (aka “negative interest rates”) was instituted as a “contingency” by Jim Flaherty (1 like)
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No more wars for The Apartheid State. Not in my name.

John Baird Hot Tub

 

(Remember: John Baird expresses his love for The Apartheid State:

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/11/20/john-baird-why-israel-holds-such-a-special-place-in-my-heart/

 

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

Ottawa, Ontario

K1A 0A6

Fax 1-613-996-9880

 

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.

 

I am done paying for your wars.

 

 

Answering Mr. Flaherty’s call: How to cut spending, balance the budget and bring back the economy (you know, kinda like how things were before 2006…)

Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty.
Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty.

 

November 27, 2013

Mr. James Flaherty, M.P.

House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario

K1A 0A5

Dear Mr. Flaherty

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.

Spending:

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.

Taxes:

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.

 

Dear Mr. Flaherty: Jump You (effers). (And yes, I know Jim has gone to the big vault in the sky by now)

Jump You Fuckers

Mr. James Flaherty, M.P.

Minister of Finance

House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario

K1A 0A5

March 14, 2014

Dear Mr. Flaherty:

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.

 

Submitted to CBC’s “feedback” page (synopsis: eff yoo, I’m done)

One of the CBC's thousands of
One of the CBC’s thousands of “moderators” ensures nothing offends their website readers’ fragile little minds.

(Maybe when I have the time, I’ll log back in to my account, copy and paste all my rejected comments—ltb)

http://www.icucmoderation.com/

http://viafoura.com/

I’m done with the C.B.C.

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.

Justin Trudeau, it’s time to stop dicking around

Canadian prime minister-in-waiting Justin Trudeau (right). Credit, Globe and Mail.
Canadian prime minister-in-waiting Justin Trudeau (right). Credit, Globe and Mail.

 

June 13, 2014 (original incorrectly dated at January 13)

Mr. Justin Trudeau, M.P.

House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario

K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Trudeau:

As a conservative-minded Canadian and former Conservative voter, I am writing to appeal to you and your party to get your (crap) together before the next election.

Here in Niagara Falls, we have a patriotic duty to our country to make sure our current member of parliament, Rob Nicholson, is not re-elected. He is a proponent of the police state and for that he needs to go. He should have been defeated in 2011. Unfortunately, your party chose to field an ineffective, incompetent candidate.

I would like to share with you a sampling of the intellectual heavyweight your provincial cousins chose to offer us, based on his purportedly self-written profile in the Niagara Falls Review newspaper of June 11, 2014:

Why I’m running/key issues: The focus of Lionel’s (sic) campaign has three elements: jobs, transportation and health care. I believes (sic) that I can bring jobs to Niagara, to reinvigorate and revive Niagara’s failing industrial sector. I am committed to bringing regular GO Transit service to Niagara so that Niagara will be connected to the rest of the province. I believes (sic) that all people of Niagara have a fundamental entitlement to quality accessible health care and that a hospital must be built sooner, rather than later, to address the needs of southern Niagara’s citizens.

—Lionel Tupman, age 26, lawyer

Mr. Tupman came in third place, 17,000 votes behind NDP incumbent Wayne Gates. Voters probably did this rich kid from Niagara-on-the-Lake a favour because on the first day of his campaign, he vowed to sue someone who had created a fake twitter account. If the boy doesn’t understand that dirty tricks and people saying mean things about you go hand-in-hand with politics, then the provincial riding association really screwed up with this one.

If your party expects my vote in the next federal election, you will field a candidate who will serve as a credible, engaging representative of the people. Hopefully somebody high-profile. Sticking us with whatever parasitic lawyer who is able to win the nomination will not cut it with me.

If the Liberal Party isn’t identifying ridings with current Conservative cabinet ministers and making those a high priority, then you are not doing your job as leader. In the case of Niagara Falls, it’s not just a matter of getting a winning candidate. It’s a national emergency. We have a member of parliament and cabinet minister who is an open opponent of the constitution. He advocates unlimited powers for police, supports the U.S. War of Terror, and is accelerating the policy of imprisoning Canadians for victimless offenses.

The only circumstances under which I would vote for your party is if both its leader and its party advocated a platform of a constitutional restoration, and a return to the fiscal sanity that Mr. Martin provided. I often express my regret for not voting (or at least supporting) your party when Paul Martin was leader and finance minister. He was the closest thing our country got to a true conservative leader.

You will also need to repudiate the policy of one-way free trade deals espoused by Messrs. Chretien and Martin. There are only two ways manufacturing will return and thus the depression will end: a) impose countervailing duties on goods manufactured by slaves with no labour, wage or environmental regulations or; b) Canadians must be willing to work for 25 cents per hour, 12 hours per day, seven days per week in factories with suicide nets. If Ontarians thought “b” was practical, Mr. Hudak would have won by a landslide last night.

While I could be persuaded to vote Liberal in the next federal election if that is what it takes to remove my current M.P. from office, if your party were to abandon its policies of gun-grabbing, blind obedience to Israel and implementing “carbon taxes” in the name of propagating the global warming hoax, I would gladly become a member as well.

For now, I am content to accept baby steps. End the “war on drugs” (and I don’t even smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol, by the way), stop supporting the War of Terror, and reign in the police state. That, and cut spending and reduce taxes.

Up until 2004, we had an excellent Member of Parliament here in Niagara Falls: Gary Pilleteri. Mr. Pilleteri was a throwback to the way M.P.s used to be. And should be now. When he wasn’t in Ottawa, he could be found at his winery in Niagara on the Lake. Occasionally, I used to drop by and chat with him in his back yard. If it wasn’t for the fact that the man is pushing 80, I would drop by his winery and plead with him to run again. Did I happen to mention that I am a conservative?

Who is Rob Nicholson? Other than on television or in my mailbox, I have never seen his face. I have never seen him while walking down the street, or riding the city bus, or shopping. And he sure hasn’t invited me to join him in his back yard. For the years I have lived here, I can’t remember him even holding a public event (“town hall meeting” or something along those lines.

He is completely ineffective as a member of parliament. And the fault is partially your parties for consistently failing to offer up a credible candidate.

It is called the House of Commons for a reason: the house of the common people. Not a club for lawyers and accountants. We need more people with real jobs and real life experience in Ottawa. I will never vote for a lawyer or an accountant because they are only there to perpetuate job security for their respective occupations.

Mr. Trudeau, this is our last chance to push back against fascism. As leader of the Liberal Party, you need to put the interests of Canadians ahead of your party if you care about the future of your children.

We can’t afford to fool around in the upcoming election. As the Harper Regime becomes more tyrannical and more fascist, this may be our last chance.

 

Rob Nicholson, please…just leave.

Rob Nicholson, MP (Con-Niagara Falls) in this undated photograph.
Rob Nicholson, MP (Con-Niagara Falls) in this undated photograph.

 

June 13, 2014

Mr. Robert Nicholson, M.P.

House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario

K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Nicholson:

I am writing again to respectfully request your immediate resignation. Or at least your assurance that, like many of your colleagues, you will not seek re-election.

As a conservative, I find the policies of the Harper Regime, and yours personally, to be abhorrent.

Your regime has increased our national debt by over $200-billion. Your regime brought back structural deficits which should have been a distant memory after Paul Martin left office. Worse than that, you have implemented an incremental police state under the guise of “bullying” and “child pornography.” Your regime has been an active participant in the fraudulent U.S. War of Terror and has attempt to deceive Canadians with false flags. You have been a cheerleader for war crimes and apartheid in the middle east and presumed to do so in my name.

As last night’s provincial election results showed, Ontarians are in no mood for corporate fascism. It is beyond belief that despite the corruption, incompetence, mismanagement and outright criminality of the provincial Liberal government, voters still found that to be a better alternative than the “Conservative” candidate offered us.

For the past two years, I have been calling on the provincial P.C. Party to replace Hudak with a qualified leader. My own preference would have been Mr. Hillier. Since the P.C. leadership chose to put the interests of its own executives (including its leader) above the best interests of the party and the province, a fascist from Wal-Mart was allowed to lead the party to disaster.

I would appeal to the Conservative Party of Canada to avoid a similar fate. The only way your Regime has a hope of being legitimately re-elected is for yourself and all of your cabinet colleagues, as well as Mr. Harper himself, to resign. Your party (and formerly my party as well) must then call an emergency convention and elect a new leader who can ditch the Harper baggage and begin engaging with Canadians.

As a lifelong conservative voter (excepting the past five years, in which I have voted independent), I cannot and will not vote for you or your regime. There is currently nothing conservative about the Conservative Party.

A decade after the fact, I very much regret: a) the fact that Paul Martin could not be elected with a majority government and; b) not voting for a Martin-led Liberal candidate. The Chretien / Martin Liberals were the only government that came close to giving me what I was looking for in a Conservative government. Unfortunately, I just didn’t know it at the time.

Should you choose to run in the next election, I can only hope, for the constitutional safety of the entire country, that the Liberal Party is capable of finding someone more capable than a rich-kid lawyer from Niagara-on-the-Lake to run against you.

P.S.: To answer your latest survey: “Who’s (sic) on the right track to support jobs, growth and long-term prosperity?” My answer: NONE OF THE ABOVE. When you repudiate the one-way trade deals with China, bring back countervailing duties and the factories re-open, get back to me. Until then, I don’t want to hear from you or anyone else. The current economic model is a fantasy.