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June 6, 2009

Buy an MP

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I ADMIT BECAUSE HE PM STEPHEN HARPER TOO PROFESSES TO BE A REAL CHRISTIAN I DO ALSO HOLD HIM TO HOLDING NOW IN REAITY THE CHRISTIAN VALUES , AND SO SHOULD WE ALL NOW TOO… BUT THE LOSS OF CREDIBILITY, A TARNISHED REPUTATION  WELL THE CONSERVATIVES  OVERALL HAVE BEEN THE LEADERS IN THIS FIELD SINCE THEY TOOK OFFICE.

Remembers the lies, the election promises about more transparency and accountability by the new Conservatives.. we already know they are big big lies..  

 

Stamp it ‘Secret’ and you’re safe   By GREG WESTON  The day after CTV News broadcast its scoops from Lisa Raitt’s misplaced confidential government documents, some of our readers wondered why the Mounties didn’t bust the network for spilling state secrets. It certainly wasn’t because the Conservatives are soft on leakers. Two years ago, the RCMP hauled a 27-year-old temporary clerk out of his government cubicle in handcuffs for supposedly leaking fluff from an environmental plan.  This time, CTV broadcast information from Raitt’s binder full of ministerial memos on the broken-down medical isotope reactor at Chalk River, and the federal agency that runs it. Each page was stamped with a big “SECRET.”  Yet, the network’s disclosure of so much supposedly hyper-sensitive material didn’t bring a single Horseman galloping to the scene of the crime.  All CTV got was a whine from the PM’s message police, arguing they hadn’t been given a chance to proffer their usual denials and spin. Raitt’s office even sent a junior to retrieve the binder.  Truth is, no one got excited about a breach of official secrets because there were none in the documents. The misplaced binder was a briefing book full of mainly background information and talking points for the minister to spew to media.  No question, it contained plenty of revealing information the government would have preferred to keep secret from the public — the staggering $1.7 billion taxpayers have poured into AECL for not much over the past three years, for example. The Harper government kept that information hidden even in the last federal budget.  Most of those documents contained information nowhere near a high level of sensitivity. The designation does, however, thwart reporters and other Canadians who might try to obtain government documents under the Access to Information Act.  The public’s right to know, be damned. Canada Post, for example, recently rejected an  access-to-information request to disclose the cost of posties’ uniforms, claiming the information is “trade secrets.” Welcome to Steve’s World, an Orwellian realm of promised government openness and transparency that is decidedly neither.  Last week, Canada’s watchdog of government secrecy once again bit hard into the Harper government for allowing “pervasive neglect and the attrition of a fundamental democratic right.” In his annual report, Information Commissioner Robert Marleau paints a picture of a “transparency- averse culture” in government that goes to extremes to prevent release of information. For instance, the Access to Information Act demands that departments make every effort to fulfil requests for information with 30 days. It is to laugh — Marleau reports that in the past year, fewer than half of all requests for information were met within 30 days, and a third were beyond even the most extended timelines allowed by law. The record is held by the PM’s own department that has been in court almost 10 years fighting a 1999 request for Jean Chretien’s daily agendas. Some departments try to charge massive fees for access to information in a deliberate attempt to scare off requests. Others simply dunk documents in Wite-Out and invite requesters to complain to the information commissioner if they don’t like it. Marleau says his office had over 2,500 outstanding complaints as of March — a rise of almost 80% since the Conservatives’ first year in office. Marleau’s list of the worst offenders is no surprise — the RCMP, Foreign Affairs, National Defence — all the departments that view government openness with fear and loathing. “There are few incentives to comply with the act’s requirements, and even fewer consequences.”  The Harper government finds it a lot easier just to stamp everything ‘secret.’   http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1601841&auth=GREG WESTON

 

  It’s anyone’s guess what accountability and transparency meant to the Conservatives during the 2006 election campaign, when they pledged to improve these things. When they took office, then Treasury Board president John Baird said the government was working “to regain and rebuild public trust.”  Three years on, there is little indication accountability and transparency have been improved — all you need to do is look at how the government deals with access to information requests. 

And it’s not just Toews who needs to show leadership.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs to remember — or learn — what accountability and transparency mean. http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1601825 

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here is more crookedness by many others too.. clearly one can buy an MP by going through the riding association.. NO TAXES PAID ON THIS INCOME TOO?  

‘OTTAWA – Members of Parliament have exempted the cash and benefits they receive from political parties and riding associations from restrictions and public disclosure under the House of Commons conflict-of-interest code.  The move was unanimously approved without a vote in the Commons after a series of committee hearings conducted entirely in secret.  The closed-door decision counters a trend to more accountability in government and should have come under public scrutiny, a democracy advocate says.  The change also could erode the independence of backbench MPs and make them more beholden to party bosses instead of voters, adds Democracy Watch chief Duff Conacher.  All four parties in the Commons approved the change last Thursday after a House rules committee and one of its subcommittees held eight meetings on the topic that were closed to the public.  The watchdog over conflict of interest for MPs and public office holders, Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, gave evidence and advice at four of the closed-door meetings.  But her comments will remain a secret, along with all statements and comments MPs made about the topic during the in-camera hearings.  Conacher – who says he gave an invited opinion at one of the meetings on condition that portion remain open to the public and then answered questions in camera – criticized Dawson for taking part in the secret deliberations.  “She’s a watchdog,” he said. “A watchdog does not meet behind closed doors with the people they watch.”  A committee report on the change says Dawson advised MPs to replace a blanket prohibition on gifts related to their positions, other than those they receive as a normal expression of courtesy or protocol, with a more relaxed test that nonetheless is aimed at preventing improper influence.  The code requires MPs to disclose all gifts and benefits valued at more than $500. 

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The MPs expanded the change to specifically exclude money that is not repayable and property and services obtained from a political party or riding association from the definition of “benefit” in the code.  The amendment means there is no limit on money or goods and services MPs may receive in that context, and no obligation to report it on a public registry maintained by the ethics commissioner.  “Political parties and riding associations oftentimes pay, or reimburse, registration fees, travel expenses and hospitality to members for their participation at political events,” the committee report says.  “These benefits cannot, under any circumstances, be seen to compromise their personal judgment or integrity, and, therefore, should be excluded from the definition of ‘benefit.”‘  Conacher argues the change means MPs might be able to build up campaign war chests under the radar between elections – a practice Parliament itself ended several years ago with the elimination of blind trusts in riding associations.  He says the change could also lead to the kind of MP expense abuse that has rocked the British Parliament.   “If you look at the whole scandal of what happened in Britain, this will allow parties to give all those kinds of gifts, those were gifts of services and money, to MPs in secret,” he said.  “It will allow the parties to buy off MPs in secret and make it much more likely that they will toe the party line instead of representing voter concerns.”  Conacher also noted between 30 and 60 per cent of the coffers of federal political parties come from taxpayers through tax deductions for contributions, election reimbursements or public allowances from Elections Canada.  Dawson did not respond directly to the criticism that she took part in closed-door hearings to amend the code, but confirmed she earlier raised concerns with MPs about difficulties interpreting the previous ban on gifts.  “This committee decided to hold in-camera meetings to consider the provisions of the code that relate to gifts,” Dawson’s communications officer, Jocelyne Brisebois, said in an email.  “The commissioner was pleased to work with the subcommittee.”  While MPs exempted the monetary and other benefits from their own conflict-of-interest code, an Elections Canada spokesperson said the transactions must be disclosed if they occur during an election campaign.   “If the benefit given to a candidate by a party or a registered association is given to the candidate personally and not for the use of his campaign, it is a gift and the candidate will be required to report it under the Canada Elections Act if the value exceeds $500,” said Maureen Keenan.  “The cost of the gift would eventually be reported by the party or a registered association in its financial reports.  “If the benefit is used to directly promote the candidate during an election period, it constitutes either a monetary or non-monetary transfer and will be required to be reported both by the candidate and by the political entity that made the transfer.”  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090606/national/parl_secret_meetings

 

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.

 

 

“about the liars, thieves, ABUSERS, bullies, thugs, proud oppressors, war mongers “
 
THERE IS A  VERY BASIC COMMON MISCONCEPTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY PERCEIVED EVEN INJUSTICES, ABUSES, ANYWHERE, IN THE CHURCH AS WELL, BESIDES IMMEDIATELY CALLING THE LOCAL  POLICE..
 
THE NEW TESTAMENT IS CLEAR HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.. COMMUNICATION – AND YOU DON’T FIRST POST IT ALL ON THE NET.
 
First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and  detail  proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others.
 
Next God also is now fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too..
 
I SIMPLY SEND AN EMAIL, I PUT IT INTO CLEARLY WRITING, SO THE GUILTY PARTY CANNOT SAY I DID NOT ASK HIM OR HER TO REPENT.
 
WHETHER THEY ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT TO GOD DOES NOT MATTER.
 
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.
  

 

 

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Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that generally most people still are not to be trusted, they always do need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.  
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Here is what I know for sure in Canada that the nred for a proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, in our 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.
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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, pastors now as well.
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You can fool most of the people most of the time, some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all the time.. nevertheless a good name is worth more than any silver or gold you acquire, and a bad name is disrespected even after the person’s death.
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One of the most surprising things to me in real life was to witness, experience. and many times now too,  that  the real bad, immoral con men, liars, thieves, fakers, imposters, pretenders do often like to be associated with a Christian Church .. and can  hold positions as Pastors, elders now too.. rather still wolves in sheep clothing
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One of many real life examples, from my  childhood days in my local  Church I had now encountered a fellow evangelical church attendee, who next years later was eventually arrested for possession of stolen property and for a time went to prison for it.  It now next was of course a shock to hear next that this same person years later when he left prison had became an ordained evangelical Pastor. A shock cause there was no real evidence in fact that he had even changed.. Now decades later the same person now claimed to be a chaplain, visiting sailors on ships, and was supposedly conducting church services. The same person had become the owner of various store buildings and apartments, and he also owned and ran an antique shop as well. I next happened to rent one of the apartments from him as well. Upon which I clearly had discovered, often had witnessed that he still was a fake, for he now also was involved in tax evasions, welfare fraud as well. He used his position as a Montreal Church chaplain to buy medals, uniform, war souvenirs  from visiting port sailors and next to resell them in his antique store for cash even. He in fact had not changed at all, he was still a crook.. As a chaplain he sold his van to a sailor on a Russian ship, who took it to Russia, next the chaplain reported it stolen  and made money twice on the van . So excuse me when now someone claims to me that such and such a person is now a really good person. In reality I rightfully next  tend to first check it out firsthand, for rightfully I no longer believe what most people tell  me.  .
 
One evangelical says the PM Stephen Harper is a good evangelical Christian, and another one says he is not? so who are we really to believe now too? Real Evangelicals do not drink alcohol but Harper does.
 
Attack on Harper out of line – Winnipeg Free Press –  Apart from knowing he was raised a Presbyterian and now attends a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with his family, we, the public, know nothing about what he personally believes. author: Email: dhaskell@wlu.ca  “David Haskell”    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/attack-on-harper-out-of-line-65930672.html
 
 Still now why anyone would now absurdly try to deny that PM STEPHEN  HARPER IS A fundamental evangelical  .  But since I too  have attended his Christian and Missionary Alliance Church ( actually a Corporation) I am not surprised they also are far from perfect, they also do do have a lot of non Christian  practices like Harper does too, such as they do also lie, despise poor people, also natives, immigrants, discriminate  and are racists, bigots, show false partiality, like to give good jobs to their friends as well.. They too are a Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde now.   Transparency, accountability, openness are more of Stephen Harper ONGOING  LIES NOW TOO.
 
 THE CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY ALLIANCE a Church  that despises the poor  and needy persons, also racists, also despises natives not just  new immigrants.. and this is no ordinary fundamental Christian church, for it is not accepted by the majority of Christians, who in fact do not tend to know that this so called church even exists or what they basically believes, so the majority of Christians, fundamental evangelical Christians too, they   do not really believe  the Alliance Church  as having their similar Christian values now as well even..  The Alliance Church, Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Deliverer,  Healer, Coming King, really does not have a main doctrinal statement now of helping the poor people (Gal 2:10 KJV)  Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.   Never the less also  he Harper is a Liberal when it comes to alcohol, lying, abusing others,   money matters, or dealing with his own wrong doings or that of his supporter  ..
 
NOW EVANGELICAL PRIME MINISTER  Stephen Harper of  Canada, you the Prime Minister are also now  reputed to have a keen knowledge of rock music, do  Love  rye (or beer).    George W. Bush  is on record as Harper saying if you don’t drink Canadian beer you’re a pansy . 
 
” Everybody?” Many of us are basically cynical now about the  politicians and the political games they play. For example, they always promise not to play games and promise to keep all of their promises too . They all tend to be liars.  
 
(Mat 5:13 KJV)  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
 
(Luke 6:43 KJV)  For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44   For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
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see also
https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/immoral-judges-lawyers-politicians-persons/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/they-say-anything-to-get-elected-lies-too/
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