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Canada Day follies.

Looks like it may shape up here on the Wet Coast, but I will not hold my breath.
Across Canada the weather has been off by a lot from what we remember eh? Floods and fires, heat.....Here where I live we have termed the month that just finished as June-uary.

But just wait until next winter, when Canadians living in the official town of Denial Canada will poke their heads out their doors and proclaim that they see snow! So this climate change stuff is all a conspiracy to take away their SUV's.

And guns, it always involves their guns.

Del Mastro and The Peterboroughan campaign fund Scheme

The latest Conservative scandal reminded me of another scam that has been around for a very long time. I wonder if there were badly spelled emails going around about it? Usually when it comes to the Cons, fraud and scandals are not a one off.

DEAREST ONE,

HELLO, MY NAME IS EBENEEZER DELTRO AND I AM OF THE CANDIAN NATIONALITY.
I HOPE TO FIND YOU IN GOOD SPIRITS, AND PRAY THAT YOU ARE WELL AND GOD AND ENJOYING YOUR FAMILY.
I HAVE A PROPOSAL TO MAKE FOR YOU THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO US BOTH.
BECAUSE OF LAWS IN CANADA WHICH RENDER ME UNABLE TO SPEND MY OWN MONEY ON THE POLITICAL PARTY OF MY CHOICE, I WOULD ASK YOU TO CONSIDER HELPING ME IN THIS REGARDS.
IF YOU TRANSFER THE SUM OF $1000.00 CAD TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA, I CAN IMMEDIATELY ISSUE YOU A CHEQUE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1050.00 UPON PROVE THAT A PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.

Told ya so.

 

How many years were many of us warning that Harper and Company were not here for the well being of Canadians?

 

Some insisted that Harper is a moderate, he wouldn't dismantle Canada if he got a mahjoritay. Nah, many of them said. He wouldn't dare! We shall vote him out then!

Y'all are over the edge! they said.

Now we see the great omnibus bill that will dismantle this great country and turn it into a third world sewer.

And as an aside, I really think that he doesn't care about another election. If they move fast enough, they will get every corporate loving, anti Canadian, pro corporatocracy, fascist item on their list checked off.

I, and many others have also been saying for years that the reason the cons have gotten so far is the fact that they consolidated all the different factions into one giant voting block, and that the NDP and the Libs, as far off as they are on many things are just vote splitting.

Wisconsin.

 

 

Today is the day.

The recall election of one of the anti union, anti woman, pro corporate Koch brothers flunky governors.

Scott Walker supporters are phoning those who signed the recall petition to tell them that they really don't need to get out and vote, it's already been counted.

*blink*
Gee, robocalls misdirecting and lying to voters. Sounds familiar eh?

They cannot win honestly. They need to cheat lie and steal the rights of all away in order to "win".
Now that's some democracy.

See ya later. Blackoutspeakout.

We will return to our regularly scheduled site tomorrow.

Lowest common denominators, and how to reach rock bottom.

The plan:

Steal errrrr.....confiscate the $55 Billion that has accumulated in the EI surplus, leaving a small percentage. Just before a worldwide economic meltdown.

Then, bring in thousands of temporary workers from foreign countries. Pay them lower wages, and apply lower employment standards. Chain them to employers that may or not be abusive in many ways, tie the continued stay of the temporary foreign workers to how accepting and docile they are to those conditions.

21st century indentured slaves.

I do not blame these people for coming here to take whatever they can get. I blame the government and those who support them for creating these circumstances. Greedy businesses, Corporatist Governments and voters who cannot see past their own noses.

The Coniving party of Canada.

How far would $57 Billion dollars have taken EI here during this corporate/bank created debacle known as a "recession"?

According to the NDP, the Tories eroded a $57-billion surplus in EI by putting it into general revenue in 2008, then created a new EI account which was only endowed $2 billion.
Citing a report by parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, Mulcair said: "The Conservatives will have no choice but to provide for the highest increase allowed under the law for EI premiums ... because they've so seriously underfunded (the EI account)."

EI isn't tax money. It is money deducted from the paycheques of hard working Canadians and also paid by their employers to help workers in the event of a corporate/bank created debacle.

Like this one.

WIN! Scambaiting the Nigerian bank scammers.


From the description under the youtube video:

This is a video created by a Nigerian email scammer. You know the type. We've all received their emails. They usually start with "Dear Sir, I am the President of Nigeria's financial advisor and I would like to transfer 18 million dollars into your account...."

A site called 419 eaters collects stories of people having some fun with scammer/spammers.

#FlahertyJobs

It is always hard to see how Harpercon policies will be actualized. I am supplying an artists rendering for demonstrative purposes.

Delicious!

 

 
 

 

Flaherty is so full of shit.

Hey Diamond Jim thinks that people are just too "picky" and are refusing to take ANY job, because....They are picky.

Would you work for minimum wage at a shit job that doesn't even pay the rent and food?

I doubt that Diamond Jim has an inkling of what things cost today. He cannot even use a calculator. 

Daycare is another consideration. I know, we are all supposed to be so fucking grateful for the $100 slap in the face that the Harpercons delivered to us when they killed an actual national childcare program.
Daycare is still hard to find, and very expensive. It can take half or more of a paycheque.

He also thinks we need to all move if the jobs are not nearby.
Right. Sell the house, leave the family behind.
I mean, houses are not selling but hey?

Pay for two houses!
Live in the car? Oh! How about just getting a cardboard box and setting up in the park?

Happy May Day

 

 

The Occupy movement is busy all over the world today.

Standing up for your rights and the rights of all those that will come after, even if you think they are a bunch of socialist pinko commies for doing so.

Odd isn't it? Our forebearers fought so hard for living wages, better working hours and an end to child labour. They created a time in the 20th century which for so many was so lucrative. We had a fairly good standard of living, a thriving middle class, and were moving forward.  Poverty was something we talked about wiping out, now the Government wants to sink us further into it. In fact many of the public support that very thing. 

Mas-debating in the media. RANT MODE. ON.

If you say mas-debating out loud, that is exactly what Coyne is doing today.

"Libertarian" Andrew Coyne.

He always strikes me as a status quo kinda dude however. And today's fest of hearing hisself talk is no exception.
His premise is that Canada's lack of abortion laws are an item that has been left behind, and NOT the last word. He is suggesting that we may need to regulate and decide when it's ok, and not ok for a woman to make decisions regarding her own body.

He thinks it's OK to a certain gestational landmark? Then he is having squirmies about it?

So he wants to "debate" although this little circle jerk of Woodworth's has him a tad nervous....

Here's how this idea would work out:

If you build it, they will come.

 

 

We have been working on a technical project for a couple weeks now. It's coming along nicely. We still have a wishlist of things to resolve, but we are hopeful that we will get more time to put towards this in the next days. And just to say very strongly, this is a massive GROUP project. I and L'hommevert, are just the techie geek wannabes that are trying to make the mechanism for it possible.

In the meanwhile, where do you find the best real progressive bloggers all on one page? People who may think as you do:

Hey Ho. LETS GO!

A version of Blitzkrieg Bop from 1976.


We want the airwaves....

Just in that kinda mood.

Conservative english 5.0

 

When the Harper conservatives tell you something, one should always look at the complete opposite for the meaning.

"As you know, we have proactively reached out to Elections Canada and offered to assist them in any way we can," party spokesman Fred DeLorey said Monday night. "That includes handing over any documents or records that may assist them."

But only the records they think are safe for them to release. Of course.

Nearly a year after the investigation began, the agency is trying to determine why database records provided by the party appear to be missing entries that could help identify who downloaded the phone numbers used to make fraudulent robocalls, according to a source familiar with the probe.

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