The non conformer's Canadian Weblog

June 3, 2009

CORRUPTED

   
  eHEALTH
 
 
 
 
TORONTO — A former aide to Premier Dalton McGuinty is among the highly paid consultants who benefited from an untendered contract with eHealth Ontario, a provincial agency mired in a spending scandal. Billing records show that Karli Farrow, a former adviser to McGuinty who works for the Courtyard Group, was paid $10,646 for 32.5 hours of work in January as a consultant to eHealth.  Her tasks included corresponding about eHealth “priorities” with Don Guy, the premier’s former chief of staff who is now president and CEO of polling firm Pollara. Guy told the Toronto Star that neither he nor his firm did any work for eHeath, and while he received a letter from Farrow, he received no compensation for his advice. http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090611/aide_ehealth_090611/20090611/?hub=TorontoNewHome
  
and the Ontario Liberals sink deeper and deeper into the cess pool.. and lower and lower in the public opinion polls too  FOR ALL KINDS OF REASONS NOW TOO..
 
 eHealth spending mess deepens Toronto Star – Vince Talotta –  Sarah Kramer received a bonus of $114000 five months after starting her job as eHealth CEO. EHealth Ontario awarded $11 million more in untendered contracts than previously revealed, new documents show.
  
 
 GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS THESE DAYS, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANTS, RCMP, MINISTERS TOO  IT SEEMS , SEEM TO BE ANOTHER WORD FOR MISFITS, OR  LIARS, OR THIEVES, CROOKS. 
 
 
AN ALBERTA  GOVERNMENT SCREWS UP AND IT LIKE THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT WANTS NEXT MORE MONEY TOO?  FIRE THE BAD MINISTERS, CIVIL SERVANTS FIRST, ALL OF THEM.
 
Alberta asks Ottawa for stabilization funding Alberta Finance Minister Iris Evans said officials in her department … believes it’s important Alberta lobby Ottawa on health funding.  

 EX ALBERTAN HEALTH MINISTER  Mr. Gary Marr, who is now posted as Alberta’s Minister-Counsellor   in Washington DC. Mr. Marr has held many positions in Alberta’s cabinet including heath minister, environment minister and education minister. Mr. Gary Marr now HAD  RESIGNED AS HEALTH MINISTER CAUSE WHILE HE TOOK HIS PAY FOR BEING A HEALTH MINISTER HE HAD ALSO HIRED AT AN EXTRA  PAY A  CONSULTANT TO DO THE ACTUAL WORK, TO DO THE WORK THAT HE WAS BEING PAID FOR. AND  WE ALL KNOW WHAT A MESS ALBERTA’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS IN EVEN NOW. SO AS A REWARD BAD BAD MARR NOW HAS A GOVERNMENT PAYING JOB IN WASHIBGTON DC. UNBELIVEABLE.  

When the Alberta government    dropped “The Alberta Advantage” as the provincial motto after 15 years of service, replacing it with the more lyrical, if wordier, “Freedom to create, spirit to achieve,” IT WAS ALSO DUE TO THE VERY  BAD MINISTERS IN ALBERTA LIKE GARY MARR. ALBERTA NOW IS Facing plans for more than $10.3-billion in deficits over four years, AND IS PONDERING TAX INCREASES.  ONTARIO NOW AS WELL FOR ONTARIO ALSO HAS  BAD MINISTERS, A BAD  MINISTER OF HEALTH TOO ..
  
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TORONTO — At least one eHealth Ontario consultant has paid back questionable expenses to the agency in a spending uproar that has Premier Dalton McGuinty ordering an across-the-board review of how private sector contractors get paid for public work. “To the best of my knowledge, the rules that are in place have not been broken but I think what it calls for is maybe a revamping of those rules that control private-sector spending of public dollars,” McGuinty said. “I think we’ve done a fairly good job through the government itself … to be very careful when it comes to spending public money. But now we’ve got to take it a step further — we’ve got to ensure that when we retain the private sector to spend public money that they’re just as careful as we have been in the public sector.” PC Leader Bob Runciman said his members will call today for Health Minister David Caplan and eHealth Ontario chairman Dr. Alan Hudson to appear before a government committee to explain the expenditures. “Spending $27,000 for a cocktail party in Quebec City — I mean, it’s just outrageous,” Runciman said of one eHealth expense. “David Dingwall (former Royal Canadian Mint boss) would be proud of the way this government is operating and its agencies are operating. They clearly believe they’re entitled to their entitlements, taxpayer be damned.”  Runciman has repeatedly raised the issue of cocktails billed by one high-priced consultant at eHealth.  Allaudin Merali, an Alberta consultant who charges eHealth $2,700 a day for his services and receives a $75 per diem to cover his daily out-of-pocket costs, initially hit taxpayers for a nightly class of wine during a stay at the Royal York last November.  A spokesman for eHealth Ontario said yesterday Merali, who is the senior vice-president of corporate services with the agency, repaid the booze bill in April. Merali reduced his May invoice by $1,000 as a precautionary measure, the spokesman said.  Opposition parties have mounted a furious attack over eHeath’s spending, demanding the resignations of both CEO Sarah Kramer and Caplan.  Kramer was brought in after the Liberal government demolished Smart Systems for Health Agency, which had made little headway in building an electronic health record system despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars.  The government has been pleased with the progress Kramer has made on the file since she started in November 2008 but Caplan said yesterday that is now being overshadowed by revelations about the expense accounts.  Caplan said he’s asked the auditor general to speed up his investigation of eHealth and SSHA, originally due in December and has also ordered auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers to look into how eHealth is running itself. That’s something PWC already did in January, finding nothing wrong. This time, though, a health ministry auditor will oversee the work. 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/06/03/9659861-sun.html
 
  YES I DO TRUST THE EXECUTIVES OF PriceWaterhouseCoopers especially after two accounting executives in Calgary had asked for  2 free computers to be delivered to their homes to facilitate more computer purchases  as I  had witnessed firsthand..
 
FOR A DECADE TOO I HAVE MADE IT VERY CLEAR RIGHTFULLY TO ALL NEWS EDITORS, ELECTED POLITICIANS AT THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, MUNICIPAL LEVEL THAT NOT ONE CENT OF TAXPAYER’S MONEY SHOULD BE USED TO BUY ALCOHOL ENTERTAINMENT, EVEN BECAUSE 45 PERCENT OF ALL VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY  ALCOHOL, DRUNK DRIVERS, 65 PERCENT OF ALL CRIMES, DOMESTIC ABUSES NOW TOO.. ADDING TO THE OVERALL HEALTH CARE COSTS TOO. 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/the-time-has-come-to-end-glamourising-alcohol-sponsorship/
  
Personal ties exposed in eHealth’s untendered contracts CBC.ca – Executives at two companies awarded untendered contracts from eHealth Ontario had close personal connections to the CEO and board chairman, CBC News has learned.   
 
and  speaking of patronage hiring, hiring  friends like Stephen Harper often does..    I had often already written about that before too.. bad practice for you cannot fire easily  incompetent friends still generally  most managers are racists too and they  will not hire a person with a non Canadian name, or a French Canadian  name in the West,,  or an English name in Quebec.. Most managers hire friends or friends of friends, and will not tend to hire a new, unknown person in reality too. So if you are looking for a job and have no friends? good luck.. Oriental guys like to hire pretty white chicks though.   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/harpers-patronage-hirings-alcoholics/

 
eHealth chiefs gave $2M deals to associates Toronto Star –  Sarah Kramer is head of eHealth Ontario, which was established in 2008 to develop electronic health records for the province. (March 4, 2009) At least $2 million in untendered contracts were awarded by eHealth Ontario to long-time associates of agency …
 
Critics lash out at government over eHealth spending CTV.ca
Tories, NDP say heads must roll at eHealth Ontario over untendered … The Canadian Press
CBC.ca – Welland Tribune – Toronto Sun
 
I WROTE OFTEN ABOUT THIS BEFORE, COMPUTER PURCHASE PRACTICES ARE ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPTED RIDDEN PRACTICES.. AND I WAS ALSO STILL SURPRISED MORE SUCH REVELATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN FORTHCOMING IN THE LAST 3 DECADES NOW TOO.. OR IN FACT ABOUT THE REST OF THE CORRUPTED HOSPITAL PROCUREMENT PRACTICE IN ALL PROVINCES..
 
WE ALL ALREADY KNOW THE RCMP IS TOO INCOMPETENT TO HANDLE SUCH REVIEWS, FOR THEY ARE VERY LIKELY CORRUPTED THEMSELVES EVEN IN THESE MATTERS TOO..
 
Consultants nickel-and-dimed taxpayers Toronto Star – Muffin, $1.39: One of the items billed by eHealth Ontario senior vice-president Donna Strating, according to documents obtained by the Progressive Conservative party through freedom of information.    

 EHealth Ontario hires consultants to review hiring of consultants The Canadian Press     FUNNY THIS IS FUNNY
TORONTO – An outside review of spending habits and expense abuses at the Ontario agency tasked with creating electronic health records is “a joke,” the opposition parties charged Tuesday as they again demanded Health Minister David Caplan’s resignation. The Liberal government set up eHealth Ontario last fall after the first agency appointed to create electronic health records spent about $650 million and failed to produce anything of substance.  EHealth has come under fire for doling out $5 million in untendered contracts in just a few months and for hiring consultants at up to $300 an hour. Some billed taxpayers extra for such things as a cup of tea or a biscuit at Tim Hortons.  PriceWaterhouseCoopers was paid $27,000 in January for a report on eHealth, which found the agency’s spending practices were appropriate. Caplan has announced the same firm will now do another review of procurement and expenses at the provincial agency. “Appointing a firm of consultants to decide if consultants are being paid the right amount is laughable at best and a very sad state of where we are at,” said NDP critic France Gelinas. “It makes no sense to have an outside consultant decide how much consultants should be paid.” The Progressive Conservatives said the latest PriceWaterhouseCoopers review is “a sham” aimed at hiding what’s really happening at eHealth Ontario.  “This review is nothing more than a punch-line for a terrible joke,” said interim Opposition Leader Bob Runciman. “It’s designed to detract attention from the fact that the McGuinty Liberals have looked the other way while eHealth continues to ignore, bend and twist the rules on the taxpayer’s dime.” Caplan admitted he was concerned about some of the reports coming out about eHealth, but said the agency’s work is too important to let it be derailed by concerns over spending habits and expense abuses.  He vowed the scope of the second review would be more in depth, and would be backed up by an investigation by Ontario auditor general Jim McCarter. “It is much broader than anything they have looked at before,” Caplan told reporters. “We’ve asked them to look at the management practices and at the financial controls.” 
 

Another untendered contract surfaces at embattled eHealth Ontario CBC.ca –   The list of untendered contracts awarded by eHealth Ontario continues to grow, with information received by CBC News revealing yet another contract that was never open to competitive bids. Since eHealth arose from the ashes of the embattled Smart Systems for Health Agency last September, the new level of senior VP has been added to the organizational structure. Two individuals recently hired to senior vice-president posts are earning more than $700,000 a year, putting them among some of the highest paid civil servants in Ontario. 3 consultants exit

CBC News has also learned that three high-priced consultants have left eHealth since the controversy broke last Wednesday. They were given notice last Friday that their services were no longer needed, eHealth spokeswoman Deanna Allen said.

The consultants were:

An executive assistant from Courtyard Group who was earning about $1,700 a day;

Donna Kline, a consultant who earned about $192,000 in a five-month period and was working as senior vice-president of communications.

Chris Dingman, whose company Strategy Works Inc., received a $162,000 untendered contract from the agency to “provide leadership for organizational change.”

This latest information comes on the heels of news revealed by CBC News of personal connections between top eHealth officials and executives at two companies awarded more than $3.3 million in untendered contracts.

When applying for the eHealth CEO post, Kramer’s resume listed an Accenture Inc. executive, whose wife was a childhood friend, as a personal reference. 

Accenture was awarded three sole-sourced contracts worth $1.3 million, two when Kramer was not yet hired but advising the board of directors and the third a couple months after she took office on Nov. 3, 2008.

Also in question are ties between the board of directors chairman Dr. Alan Hudson and a consulting firm that was granted about $2 million in untendered contracts.

Sources describe Hudson as an old colleague and mentor to Courtyard Group’s founding partner Michael Guerriere. Courtyard received contracts from Cancer Care Ontario when Hudson was head of that agency.

Courtyard was awarded a $915,000 untendered contract in October 2008 when the board, with Hudson at its helm, apparently held the agency’s purse strings, and later got $1 million in contracts under Kramer. 

Another $14M emerges in untendered eHealth contracts Canada.com – TORONTO – The spending scandal at eHealth Ontario widened Wednesday, as new documents emerged showing the value of untendered consulting contracts – some of them to friends and associates of senior agency officials – is close to $19 million, … 

 

Former eHealth Ontario CEO, board members travel in style on … The Canadian Press –  TORONTO – The ousted CEO of scandal-plagued eHealth Ontario liked to travel in style on the taxpayers’ dime, billing repeatedly for limousine rides, while members of the agency’s board were reimbursed for flights from as far away as Florida to attend … 

New details emerge on eHealth consultant spending CTV.ca

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Liberals change tune on eHealth bonus Toronto Star – ‎Jun 6, 2009‎ The fate of embattled eHealth Ontario CEO Sarah Kramer is unclear after new revelations about her six-figure bonus were heaped atop days of controversy over rich consultancy fees, executive perks and untendered contracts. EHealth was established in 2008 to develop electronic health records for all Ontarians by 2015. Smart Systems for Health, spent about $650 million but failed to produce anything of value before it was quietly shut down. This week the Star reported: eHealth Ontario paid a consultant who submitted an invoice for eight hours of work in which she said she consulted herself, then followed up with questions for herself. Agency spokeswoman Deanna Allen said the bill contained a typo and that the consultant had consulted and followed up with a colleague, but acknowledged the invoice had been paid as filed.

At least $2 million in untendered contracts were awarded by eHealth to long-time associates of agency chair Dr. Alan Hudson and CEO Kramer, according to Progressive Conservative MPPs. Allen said the eHealth board, not Hudson, awarded contracts before Kramer’s arrival.

An eHealth consultant billed for tea and a dessert square while earning $2,700 a day.

Another consultant being paid $2,750 a day collected $75 a day for expenses. He has flown home to Edmonton 31 times in five months at a cost of nearly $21,000.

Another untendered contract surfaces at embattled eHealth Ontario CBC.ca

all 133 news articles »
   
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eHealth head fired amid contract controversy    The government of Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Sunday, June 7, 2009 that it was revoking Sarah Kramer’s appointment as president of eHealth Ontario, a provincial agency  …   eHealth Ontario president and CEO Sarah Kramer — who made headlines last week when the progressive Conservative opposition raised allegations of gross overspending at the provincial agency — was fired Sunday by David Caplan, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Caplan’s decision to fire Kramer has done little to assuage the opposition. “A so-called resignation on a Sunday afternoon that is clearly designed to avoid public scrutiny is simply not acceptable,” said Opposition Leader Bob Runciman in a statement on Sunday.  Last week, information obtained from a Freedom of Information request by Conservative researchers revealed eHealth spent $5 million in untendered contracts in only four months, from its inception in late September 2008 to January 2009. The contracts revealed a tangle of relationships between many senior eHealth officials, including Kramer, Hudson and their former colleagues and associates.  “The culture of entitlement within the leadership of eHealth, it’s something I’ve never seen in health care before,” said New Democrat France Gelinas last week.

eHealth CEO dumped Toronto Sun

President of eHealth Steps Down 580 CFRA Radio

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Give the people control of online health records Ottawa Citizen –   June 12, 2009Comments (1) Privacy issues, not untendered contracts should be the greatest worry for Ontarians when it comes to eHealth.

Dumb and dumber Toronto Sun

 
 
“I think in fairness to Dr. Hudson, who is a medical expert and understands how to drive change within the health care system, we should have had more oversight in place,” McGuinty said. “We should have had a greater understanding of what was happening on the ground and providing ongoing advice even though this was an arms-length agency.”  http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/06/11/9759611-sun.html
 
 
Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
 
Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
 
 Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
 

Now as I was reflecting about my many past posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

APPROPRIATE  PUBLIC EXPOSURE AND THE APPROPRIATE PROSECUTION OF THE GUILTY SERVES EVERYONE’S BEST INTEREST
  
FOR A GOOD NAME IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN ANY AMOUNT OF SILVER OR GOLD AND A TARNISHED ONE IS WORTHLESS.
   
Alan Hudson out as eHealth chair after spending scandal reaches premier’s office Wed Jun 17, 8:10 PM  TORONTO – Another top official at eHealth Ontario is out.
 
Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
 
Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
 
 Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
 
Now as I was reflecting about my many ast posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
APPROPRIATE  PUBLIC EXPOSURE AND THE APPROPRIATE PROSECUTION OF THE GUILTY SERVES EVERYONE’S BEST INTEREST
  
FOR A GOOD NAME IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN ANY AMOUNT OF SILVER OR GOLD AND A TARNISHED ONE IS WORTHLESS.
  
Alan Hudson out as eHealth chair after spending scandal reaches premier’s office Wed Jun 17, 8:10 PM  TORONTO – Another top official at eHealth Ontario is out.
 
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LOTTO 649 RIGGED OR RANDOM results?
 
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So you really want me to believe that IN HALF OF THE random LOTTO 649 Draws I would now GET CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS? OR in reality mostly UNSEQUENTIAL ONES    
 
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT IN 8 DRAWS PER MONTH OF LOTTO 649 THAT THE DRAWS WOULD YIELD 4 RESULTS OF TWO CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS, AND ONE RESULT OF 2 PAIR OF CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS  OVER  NOW GETTING ALL NON CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS.
 
AND ALSO WHAT ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF NUMBERS? DOES LOTTO 649 REMOVE NUMBERS FOR A DRAW? 
 
IF YOU BUY ONE TICKET YOU WILL NOT NOTICE  IT, IF YOU BUY SIX TICKETS AND INSURE THAT THE NUMBERS 1 TO 49 ARE INCLUDED YOU WILL SEE THE MISSING NUMBERS AS I HAVE 4 TIMES IN THE LAST MONTH GENERAL TEN NUMBERS.  
 
REALITY: THERE ARE TOO MANY CROOKS IN THIS WORLD
  
 LOTTO 649 CAN TELL THE COMPUTER TO PICK CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD NOT PICK A PAIR OF CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS THUS DECREASING ANYONE’S  CHANCE OF WINNING AND EXPLAINS WHY NO ONE WON THE LAST DRAW DUE TO THIS.
 
– MOST PEOPLE that I had talked too IN FACT   AGREE WITH ME THAT THIS IS REALLY UNFAIR OF LOTTO 649

 

Lotto 649 just stole 12 million dollars  for their draws are not random but rigged? the latest draw has 2 pairs of consecutive numbers, 05, 06 and 38,39 which is statistically unlikley, or improbable?  to build up the jack pot, and all this is not a first time but a regular occurrence.. all done  to steal more money hopingly next and the perverse consumer affairs ministers allow it, why? clearly  their government likely steal from others as well.. http://diffusion.loto-quebec.com/sw3/res/asp/index.asp?l=1
 
 
I HAD USED A COMPUTER PROGRAM TO SELECT THE NUMBERS AND IT NEXT    ON MANY TRIES IT DID NOT GIVE ME CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS IN FACT
 
IT IS CAUSE I HAVE ALSO FOUND ANOTHER  COMPUTER PROGRAM ON THE NET THAT SELECTS NUMBERS AND GIVES YOU AN OPTION TO REMOVE CERTAIN NUMBERS AND TO CHOOSE Specifically CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS
 
 
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Harper’s patronage hirings, Alcoholics

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty joined   brewery manager Colin O’Brien, and supply director Paul Armstrong at the Guinness brew house. http://www.canada.com/Stephen+Harper+Irish+adventures/8532787/story.html

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Did you check out the serious very large amount of alcohol consumption that was, is being carried out at the Montreal city hall too.
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We need to also stop electing liars and alcoholics too.. be for certain there is no such thing as a little bit pregnant, and that there is a direct correlation between the people who are heavy alcohol users.. that they are the same persons who will also take bad drugs… and they will also be the same persons who also now do cheat , lie, steal, commit tax evasions.. as they have no solid morality
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(Gal 5:19 KJV) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
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Politicans, civil and Public servants Pigging out, living high on the hog, or getting drunk and patronistic hiring practices, are clearly an unacceptable abuse.
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If you drink 2 martinis at lunch time or supper time  for a start  you are definitely an alcoholic.
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Now also the Provincial Governments, tend to not want to  reduce gambling or alcohol consumption for it is a great money maker for them, and too many Canadian politicians and cops do like to booze.. The problem with the Police or Politicians consuming too much alcohol, is that alcohol not only makes you a mental retard cause it does now kills your brain cell, alcohol also kills your emotions of compassion, and reasoning ability now as well.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/drink-alcohol-and-die/
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Personal ties exposed in eHealth’s untendered contracts CBC.ca – Executives at two companies awarded untendered contracts from eHealth Ontario had close personal connections to the CEO and board chairman, CBC News has learned.
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and  speaking of patronage hiring, hiring  friends like Stephen Harper often does..I had often already written about that before too.. bad practice for you cannot fire easily  incompetent friends still generally  most managers are racists too and they  will not hire a person with a non Canadian name, or a French Canadian  name in the West,,  or an English name in Quebec.. Most managers hire friends or friends of friends, and will not tend to hire a new, unknown person in reality too. So if you are looking for a job and have no friends? good luck.. Oriental guys like to hire pretty white chicks though.
 
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PM Stephen Harper’s province…
Booze, gambling revenues now worth more than gas royalties to Stelmach government
http://ourcanadiancontent.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/booze-gambling-revenues-now-worth-more-than-gas-royalties-to-stelmach-government  
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Harper has been invoking a long term war, campaign, and he has systematically hired, placed in the government key Conservative party supporters, organizers paid for by the Canadian taxpayers and RIGHTFULLY they must be all fired, removed, or at least take away all work from them and give them an empty desk, and you can ALSO  rightfully start with Preston Manning now as well.
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Most of us seem to have a really bad habit of electing  the bad alcoholics, or the liars, electing the lying people who tell us what we want to hear, AND MANY OF THEM ARE LIARS WHO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK WE WANT TO HEAR SO THEY CAN BE ELECTED.Pigging out, living high on the hog, or patronistic hiring practices, getting drunk  are clearly an unacceptable abuse.OTTAWA – A clearly perverted  Ontario Court of Justice,  judge acquitted former privacy commissioner George Radwanski of fraud and breach of trust in an expense scandal that dates back more than five years of  Lavish dining on the taxpayer’s dime saying falsely that  George Radwanski  may have fallen from favour, but that doesn’t make George Radwanski acts a criminal offence.  George Radwanski  rang up more than $24,000 in hospitality expenses during his less than three years in the privacy job, before a damning audit, a political storm and criminal charges drove him to quit in disgrace in 2003. ” Radwanski’s culinary extravagance made him the poster boy for charges of rot in the former Liberal government of Jean Chretien. “Radwanski was “clearly negligent” in accounting for his expenses, wrote the judge. He lacked frugality in his use of taxpayer dollars and but  there was “no allegation of any fabrication or falsification,” said the judgment.  “   “The court finding is a far cry from that of Auditor General Sheila Fraser, whose incendiary 2003 report on the privacy commissioner’s office led to an RCMP investigation and charges.  At the time, Fraser flatly asserted there was an “abuse of public funds by the former commissioner and some senior executives, for their personal benefit.”  She added that top executives “turned a blind eye to breaches of law and policy.”  It’s worth noting that business dried up at several high-end restaurants in the national capital region after the Radwanski affair and at least one went out of business.  “Now rightfully fire, get rid of the judge and the prosecutors now  too.Let us all be clear about it too, pigging out, living high on the hog, or patronistic hiring practices is clearly an unacceptable  abuse, theft of the tax payer s money for certainty, taxpayer’s money were never, never even intended out for this mater.

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Radwanski’s expenses negligent but not criminal, judge declares Fri Feb 13, 3:49 PM  OTTAWA – Lavish dining on the taxpayer’s dime – once a given in Ottawa – has fallen from favour, but that doesn’t make it a criminal offence.

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A professing Canadian Christian, of the bad Christian Missionary Alliance church, ( Stephen Harper)  lied to us, he next did not keep his promises of full transparency, or full accountability, and even that he would stop the perverse patronage hiring system, deal adequately with a bad lobbying system, and what else?

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Yes  Stephen Harper the Prime Minister he too now has showed us all he really was a liar, no better than the rest, and he has continued wrongfully too to hire more of his conservative friends into good government jobs.. so now do rightfully fire him.
http://thenonconformer.blogspot.com/2008/01/canadian-citizens-point-of-view.html

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 ” Healthy opposition parties are absolutely essential to democracy. Whether or not they are effective in opposition should not depend on whether they can fundraise from private interests, a prospect which is much more difficult for opposition parties than the governing party for obvious reasons,” the governing party’s influence peddling and patronistic hiring included.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/
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“The senate. Senate choices are revolting,  Harper handing Liberals more ammunition by his patronage appointment of senators. There are those like me who think the Upper House is nothing more than a high-priced retirement home for political hacks. it will cost hard-pressed Canadian taxpayers a fortune. Each senator makes $134,000 a year, or far, far more than the average person who toils at a real job. But wait that is just the beginning, add on their paid overseas  trips, expense accounts, etc. This was more about saving his government supporters than anything else.  Harper would have had a lot more credibility if he’d left the positions open and kept pushing for reform. “
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“let us call the Senate what it is: a reward for the party faithful; an occasional arbiter of legislative common sense; and a supreme seat of patronage that looks like a violation of democratic principle to most Canadians, and like its epitome to those who rest their backsides in its cushy red chairs.   ( jmeek@herald.ca)  http://thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/1097828.html
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Harper’s own recent appointment of senators indicates clearly still that Harper  cannot be trusted to work with the opposition parties as a minority government. Harper had once sold himself to Canadians as a different kind of politician, one who’d refrain from using patronage appointments to the Senate. A man who could be trusted to keep that and other promises.. Instead, Harper has fast become the kind of governing politician he once professed to abhor — one who routinely breaks his word.  “Other examples include the $300-million fall election call, which broke Harper’s promise to stick to his own fixed election law and failed to deliver the majority he’d gambled on; Harper also reneged on his pledge not to impose new taxes on income trusts and his vow to exclude nonrenewable natural resources like oil and natural gas from the equalization formula — a decision critics say has cost Saskatchewan $800 million a year. All Canadians saw again now was  yet another prime minister rewarding mostly partisan party loyalists with a plum $130,000-a-year job and lavish perks.
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The loser, the Prime Minister Stephen Harper did next again what he said he would not do before, he appointed 18 Conservatives to the Senate on Monday… Two television journalists, an Olympic hero and a covey of Conservative partisans were named to the Senate in Stephen Harper’s biggest volley of patronage since he became prime minister.  Appointees will receive a $130,400 annual salary indexed to inflation until they retire or reach age 75, followed by a very comfortable pension – and both are indexed to inflation.    Most of those appointed to the Senate   18 Conservatives   were not household names, but well-connected Tories such as defeated candidates, campaign organizers and party fundraisers.  Harper’s timing, just before Christmas when most Canadians are preoccupied with holiday cheer rather than politics, suggests the government wasn’t anxious to showcase the appointments. A common Harper occurance.  Opposition parties questioned whether Harper has the political legitimacy for a patronage spree, having averted the defeat of his minority government only by suspending Parliament until the new year.   They also questioned the timing of the announcement – given the dire state of the economy and public finances. They said filling those 18 seats will cost taxpayers $6 million a year. “This business of stuffing the Senate possibly on his way out the door, it’s obscene. It’s the only word. It’s just obscene.”
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After insisting he would never appoint people to an un-elected Senate, the prime minister sent a staggering 18 curly-tailed snorters to the Red Room, confirming his election pledges aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.  Harper talks a good talk when it comes to populace issues like balancing the books, Senate reform and fixed election dates.  But when it comes time to stand up and defend those principles in the real world of governing, Harper turns into a mashed potato.
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Also the same lying no good Conservatives clearly do  lie about another important issue that  of the public financing of political parties which as been legitimately and democratically  necessitated because of the past undeniable  tarnished image of all of the  past political parties,  the result of a long tradition,  of the political parties being unduly influenced by private financing and patronage the lying Conservatives now have characterized this falsely as private vested interests illegitimately dipping into the public purse. Which was not the case.
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/tag/bq/
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“Patronage compromising safety StarPhoenix, Canada – Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made much of the fact that Linda Keen, the head of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) was appointed by a Liberal government, as if this somehow explained why she demanded that Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. should fulfil the conditions of its operating licence. The government seemed not at all concerned that AECL had long since dropped the ball on making the needed changes to its nuclear reactor at Chalk River. As far as Harper was concerned, the shortage of medical isotopes was all a function of Keen’s intransigence. Emergency legislation was passed that superseded the CNSC’s authority and the reactor was restarted. “
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“Every government hires its friends, of course, but what makes these appointments so inappropriate is because they affect nuclear safety. We’re not talking about the normal kinds of patronage posts, where people confer citizenship papers or make decisions about milk quotas. We’re talking about nuclear reactors and radiation limits. It would be nice to think that the people making these kinds of calls actually know something about the nuclear industry.”
http://thenonconformer.blogspot.com/2007/12/real-life.html
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FOR A DECADE TOO I HAVE MADE IT VERY CLEAR RIGHTFULLY TO ALL NEWS EDITORS, ELECTED POLITICIANS AT THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, MUNICIPAL LEVEL THAT NOT ONE CENT OF TAXPAYER’S MONEY SHOULD BE USED TO BUY ALCOHOL ENTERTAINMENT, EVEN BECAUSE 45 PERCENT OF ALL VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY  ALCOHOL, DRUNK DRIVERS, 65 PERCENT OF ALL CRIMES, DOMESTIC ABUSES NOW TOO.. ADDING TO THE OVERALL HEALTH CARE COSTS TOO. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/the-time-has-come-to-end-glamourising-alcohol-sponsorship/
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It seems that 70 percent of the adults drink alcohol in Canada too but 100  percent of them claim to be non alcoholics? civil and public servants included, and where do all of the many drunk  drivers, alcoholics  come from now too? For the civil and public servants all you have to do is look at their expenses accounts, see how much they charged us for booze and that will quickly show us all whether they really are alcoholics or not for a start.  Few alcoholics will admit they are alcoholics just as few persons will admit they practice tax evasion as well. Drunk drivers still cause most of the car accidents but the police prefer to go after speeding tickets, it is easier to to get the speeders.. and very profitable, sadly it also ties up our courts with the mostly unnecessary cases too. If you drink 2 martinis at lunch time or supper time  for a start  you are definitely an alcoholic.. andf if you are an alcoholic you should be fired from your job as well.
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Drinking alcohol cause permanent brain damage, it also causes a significant deterioration of one’s mental capabilities, deterioration of one’s inter personal relationship skills, it also causes more car accidents than speeding or not having adequate winter tires, it also reduces significantly one’s work productivity as well undeniably too.  So  tell us all now:
– How much money did the Prime Minister, the Premiers themselves now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year,
– How Much money did the federal, provincial cabinet ministers now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year
– How much money did the civil and public servants now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year
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I trust you all can readily supply us all with the answers. The continual mismanagement, budget deficit, tax payer money abuses and has there been even any changes in all this really? We all  really still do need still a full  review of the waste, fraud, and abuse that has plagued governmental efforts. What is also needed is a enforced, real program to remove public officials from office that take our money and abuse it, spend it on their own false pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need. You also did notice the cops do too often still  not  practice what they preach to others they themselves still do like to speed, and how many like to drink and drive still too?
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Even in our governments, history tends to repeat itself, including thefts, waste and mismanagement, deficits, and they tend not to rather get better and why? There are also plenty of places to try to save the tax payer’s money but starting to save the tax payer’s money at the expense of the poor people and their welfare programs is not the best  way to do this, not at all the way to do it!   The governments firstly should though clearly manage better it’s civil and public servants.. and the capital expenditures. Why? Well I do also know from real  experiences that it is also the services to the poor and needy persons, those who can afford it the least, that are wrongfully cut to make up for the past budget mismanagement by Ministers, managers of the civil and public servants too in Canada’s Provinces, Municipalities too. Rather than cutting back on the governmental aid, programs to  the poor and needy persons even next  because of the government’s own unacceptable past mismanagement we all do now too need to really take another continual look at how effective our tax dollars are always all of being used by the civil and public servants, and their managers, politicians now too. Cutting back on the Corporate welfare also is what the government still does also needs to deal with and not cutting firstly the Social welfare. The Corporations got what Billions  in social welfare from the tax payers? and we do not have money for the poor people? or for proper medical care, or for proper Justice, police, consumer protection  too? It never surprises me anymore when the superiors, Managers even  at City hall as well can also still  find money for new furniture, more staff, larger personal expense accounts but cannot find  the money to help the ordinary, poor and needy people during the good and bad times now too. Unacceptable.

.The past “Sponsorship manager suffered from alcoholism, inquiry told   Jim Brown Canadian Press   October 19, 2004   OTTAWA — The role of a key player in the federal sponsorship program has been called into question with the disclosure that he suffered from alcoholism.  Pierre Tremblay served as chief of staff to former public works minister Alfonso Gagliano in the early years of the program. He later moved to the civil service where he took charge of bureaucratic operations related to sponsorship projects.  But colleague Isabelle Roy confirmed at a public inquiry Tuesday that, through it all, Tremblay had a serious drinking problem and often couldn’t function after lunch. ” and how many more are there unacceptably like him still, alcoholics  in the government, MP’s Cabinet Ministers, managers, civil and public servants too?

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By now you too should have found out too the New Conservatives are mostly just as disgusting as the bad Liberals they had replaced..
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Again ““Dr. Daniel Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has written an article in favor of the famous Resolution #5 (Resolution calling for total opposition to alcohol). Alcohol is the number one drug problem among teenagers. (1 Cor. 8:13; 9:19-22; 10:32-33). Because I am an example to others, I will make certain no one ever walks the road of sorrow called alcoholism because they saw me take a drink and assumed, “if it is alright for him it is alright for me.” No, I will choose to set an uncompromising example of abstinence because I love them. I will seek my joy and filling in the Spirit not in alcohol. I love the Phillips translation of Ephesians 5:18 which reads, “Don’t get your stimulus from wine (for there is always the danger of excessive drinking), but let the Spirit stimulate your souls.” Psalm 4:7-8 adds, “You [O Lord] have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” There is no record that Jesus drank strong drink, As a pastor or church leader, would I demand abstinence for leadership? Absolutely! The principle of Proverbs 31:4-5 is appropriately applied here, “It is not for Kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.” “

(1 Cor 11:28 KJV) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

(Prov 3:33 KJV) The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

Jesus himself had said that professing to be a Christian is not enough,

Matt 3:8 Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];

Gal 5:23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].

Matt 7:16 You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?17 Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit. 18 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration]. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. 20 Therefore, you will fully know them by their fruits.

The Bible’s suggestions on electing rulers.. good managers

(Deu 1:13 KJV) Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
(Deu 1:14 KJV) And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
(Deu 1:15 KJV) So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
(Deu 1:16 KJV) And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
(Deu 1:17 KJV) Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
(Deu 1:18 KJV) And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.

(1 Tim 3:1 KJV) This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
(1 Tim 3:2 KJV) A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
(1 Tim 3:3 KJV) Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
(1 Tim 3:4 KJV) One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
(1 Tim 3:5 KJV) (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
(1 Tim 3:6 KJV) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
(1 Tim 3:7 KJV) Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Tim 3:2 Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation {but} must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect {and} temperate {and} self-controlled ( Sober) ; [he must be] sensible {and} well behaved {and} dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable {and} qualified teacher,

Alcoholics, wine drinkers, smokers, drug users too they all tend to have evidentially lost their self control..

” There is absolutely no excuse for anyone driving drunk, be they Police officers or not. We are all aware of the fact that it is illegal and should all be held to the same standard. As to lighter sentencing, police generally get booted off the force after conviction.  “ if the matter is firstly  ever disclosed, prosecuted.. police tend to falsely cover-up for their own..
 All alcoholics should be fired anywhere..
 
Now in reality too often even a professing Christian Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper buys alcohol for others to elicit their support. Will he  also give out playboy too now?
 

Undeniably whether you are also a leader or not getting drunk is still an unacceptable sin as well. And all true Christians consider this still a sinful act

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Then there is the manner of the selection of the police officers, the justices of the police, and the judges themselves now too, definitely political and partisanship influenced, hiring personal friends is a common practice in Canada still too, and it seems that bad people can be appointed, serve as  cops, lawyers, judges etc., still too.   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/misapplications-of-the-laws-in-canada/

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see now
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/alcoholic/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/drunk-driving-arrests-jump/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/known-alcoholics-on-the-job/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/politics-political-corruptions-inducements-christians-alcoholics/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/24/the-canadian-christmas-message/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/it-is-still-canadas-prime-minister-stephen-harper-who-is-undemocratic/
 

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/no-rcmp-alcoholics-it-seems/

Harper’s own recent appointment of senators indicates clearly still that Harper  cannot be trusted to work with the opposition parties as a minority government. Harper had once sold himself to Canadians as a different kind of politician, one who’d refrain from using patronage appointments to the Senate. A man who could be trusted to keep that and other promises.. Instead, Harper has fast become the kind of governing politician he once professed to abhor — one who routinely breaks his word.  “Other examples include the $300-million fall election call, which broke Harper’s promise to stick to his own fixed election law and failed to deliver the majority he’d gambled on; Harper also reneged on his pledge not to impose new taxes on income trusts and his vow to exclude nonrenewable natural resources like oil and natural gas from the equalization formula — a decision critics say has cost Saskatchewan $800 million a year. All Canadians saw again now was  yet another prime minister rewarding mostly partisan party loyalists with a plum $130,000-a-year job and lavish perks.
 

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