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September 7, 2009

Stephen Harper’and his Conservatives challenged

LOST-PC

Given the clearly pretentious state of Conservative public discourse, and the tendency of many elected Conservative officials to not want to upset the powerful corporate, personal, religious  interests that pay for their political campaigns, I too would be surprised if anything significant happens from the Conservatives except cheap words, false promises and more spin doctoring. We now see more and more news media spins and lies too from the Conservatives. In reality the Conservatives have not done much, have not done much good now too, only unacceptably  put more of their friends into good paying jobs. 

 

 

 

The final mathematics of a Conservative campaign based on FEAR MONGERING, SCARE TACTICS,  false speculations of of a FEDERAL post-election unholy alliance between separatists, socialists and the federal Liberals does not easily add up to a majority next still for them . A Conservative party analysis obtained by Le Devoir reveals that if an election had been held last month, the government could have expected to lose at least six of its 10 Quebec seats. THE BQ BOGEYMAN TACTIC WILL HAVE EVEN A MORE NEGATIVE EFFECT IN QUEBEC NEXT TOO. ” If he does take the road of a demonizing fear campaign to a majority, the Prime Minister will in essence be asking voters in the rest of Canada to reward him for taking a wrecking ball to his party’s bridges to the province of Quebec.” Chantal Hébert

 

 MONTREAL – Quebec doesn’t need anti-sovereigntist rhetoric from the federal government while it copes with the global economic crisis, Premier Jean Charest said late Wednesday after hearing Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s televised address to the nation. Charest’s reaction followed an earlier warning to federal politicians against attacking the Bloc Quebecois and engaging in Quebec bashing as they verbally slug it out in the political clash on Parliament Hill “We must respect the choice that was made democratically by all citizens and all Quebecers,” Charest said as he left a rally in Ste-Marie. “And there are, economically, things to settle. We should focus on that. It is the No. 1 priority. Quebec does not need political instability and rhetoric that divides people.”  .””I live in a society where people can be federalist or sovereigntist but they respect each other,” Charest said in Quebec City. “The same should be true in the federal Parliament.”Charest pointed out that 1.4 million Quebec voters had cast ballots for the Bloc in the Oct. 14 federal election and it has the political legitimacy to allow it to sit in Parliament.Charest said he found it regrettable that the opponents of the coalition had engaged in an argument tainted by “Quebec bashing.”  “There have been people who have fallen into this trap,” he said  noting the priority now should be the economy.”

Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois turned her fire on Harper Wednesday evening after the prime minister addressed Canadians on television. She accused him of embracing “unacceptable” Quebec bashing instead of reaching out to break the deadlock that grips the government. She said it was the end of so-called open federalism. “Tonight, the masks have fallen,” she said. “I believe that Quebecers are deeply disappointed by the attitude of Mr. Harper.”  http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/34210874.html

Harper’s 2008 election call to be challenged. The Federal Court of Canada is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday against the election call last fall by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Democracy Watch, a citizens’ group that monitors ethics in government, is to argue before the court in Ottawa that Harper violated his own legislation by calling the election before he’d served four years in office. This motion was filed last year immediately after the election was called, the court ruled it did not have sufficient time to circumvent the election process and therefore the arguments should be heard afterwards. This is not suddenly a random event trying to put a particular spin on things at the right time. Get your facts straight before you start using propaganda to bash on the left side of the aisle… And for the record, there is significant evidence that Harper did break his own election law through calling the election. Can’t blame the Liberals for this one!!!!http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/08/democracy-watch008.html

DEMOCRACY WATCH FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST  PRIME MINISTER, TREASURY BOARD MINISTER AND PMO STAFFER FOR BEING DISHONEST ABOUT BROKEN ELECTION PROMISES —  CONSERVATIVES PROPOSE TO CUT FEDERAL ETHICS RULE  THAT REQUIRES TOP POLITICIANS AND OFFICIALS TO BE HONEST  http://www.dwatch.ca/camp/RelsMay2506.html

Canada’s Big Banks can’t easily be held accountable!  For details, click here

Prime Minister Harper has claimed that it would be “dangerous” for the ruling party to initiate inquiries into past prime minister’s actions, but when they were in opposition Conservative MPs called for an inquiry into the Liberal government’s investigation into and settlement payment with Mr. Mulroney, and more recently the Conservatives did not find it at all dangerous: 

  • to appoint an Independent Advisor last April to review the federal Liberal government’s public opinion research practices between 1990 and March 31, 2003, and to promise in their election platform to follow-up with a judicial inquiry “if required”, and;
  • to promise in their election platform to create a more independent public prosecutions office and to “Give the Director of Public Prosecutions the mandate to review recent decisions on prosecutions in the sponsorship scandal and other matters which have been the subject of investigation by the Auditor General and the Ethics Counsellor or Commissioner.”

“Judicial inquiries into questionable past actions by politicians and government officials are not dangerous, they are very much needed to determine whether wrongdoing occurred and whether wrongdoers were effectively penalized,” said Duff Conacher, Coordinator of Democracy Watch.  “Any politician with integrity will continue to push for inquiries to be held into many questionable situations in federal politics in the past 15 years.”

Inquiries are needed into 16 questionable situations in federal Canadian politics from the past 15 years!  For details, click here

Report Card Reveals No Matter Which Party Wins, Ontario Government and Large Corporations Will Remain Largely Unaccountable for Dishonest, Unethical, Secretive, Unrepresentative and Wasteful Activities Because of Key Gaps in Main Provincial Parties’ “Good Government” Platforms. None of Ontario’s parties promised key democratic reforms in the 2007 provincial election!  For details, click here

“I, for one, will be THRILLED to vote for the Liberals come next election! :)”http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/06/liberal-ads-ignatieff.html

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives were re-elected with a minority government too, not a majority one, on the strength of his Conservative campaign that mostly denied the prospect, the existence of a any Recession itself. “They did much more than that –they totally misled the public — and were re-elected on that basis!” Since we all next have seen the reality of this lie of no recession lie even by the number of people who have lost their jobs, at least 500,000 and more, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives minority government now is also being challenged on their failure to even adequately deal with the needs of these unemployed persons. Why do some still in the news media always seem to be biased, want to favor the Con losers even though they know deep inside the Harper Cons are Incompetent, Inept and Wrong for the country? Cause some of the news do also media want to get more news reporting breaks with the PM and PMO. Spin doctors, liars with hidden agenda, the world is full of them. And so are some in the news media, who AS A REWARD next do hope to GET A SEAT IN SENATE, OR AN NICE CUSHY GOVERNMENT JOB. even as an ambassador, government general or what ever. That is why many rightfully do not believe every thing the news reporters or news editors write now too.

Canada’s economic  recovery is supposedly depended mostly on the economic recovery of Alberta which depends on the price of crude oil. World oil demand will fall by over 2m barrels-a-day this year, the sharpest fall since 1980, according to Shell.  This time last year, firms were riding high on the back of oil prices that peaked at $147 a barrel. But the global recession pushed prices almost down to $30 a barrel early in 2009. So in reality  Oil giant Shell now prepares to cut more jobs.  The report on company protest site royaldutchshellplc.com  said about 15% of jobs in the exploration and production unit will be lost and employees will be told early this week. ‘We simply don’t know when the global economy will recover, and we have to plan on the basis that this downturn could last quite some time,’ The drop off in demand, while predicted to happen, has come much sooner and is sharper than most economists expected.
 
“Someone should inform Duceppe that a Leader of the Federal Government in Canada has to look out for the interests of ALL Canadians and not just those of Quebec. Then again, what use does a separatist have for the rest of Canada?” He only selfishly cares about himself like many Albertans now too.   “I noticed that the Conservative attack ads started up again this morning.  I guess everybody is in election mode now.” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/08/gilles-duceppe.html
 
Unoriginal, unimaginative, rather incompetent Conservatives also do like to copy other people’s ideas so they use attack adds, cause they have been successfully used against them to keep them as a minority government.

VOTE ABC –  ANYTHING BUT CONSERVATIVE

“We can do better” – a very good slogan choice   “I, for one, will be THRILLED to vote for the Liberals come next election! :)” It’s about time we had some class in Canadian politics.    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/06/liberal-ads-ignatieff.html  

 

Hypocritical conservative Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan warned Wednesday that a federal election would jeopardize efforts by the Conservative government to get tough on crime. He does not need another unenforced Bill to start to get tough on Crime, for what has he done to start off now  in reality first about the much too many abusive, no good , immoral RCMP? Nothing again? Unacceptable.
 
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Harper was ‘dishonest’: Democracy Watch  Prime Minister Harper is a dishonest lawbreaker because he gave false reasons for calling the snap federal election last September in violation of his own fixed-election-date law,” Democracy Watch co-ordinator Duff Conacher said Tuesday.He did so despite passing changes to the Canada Elections Act in 2007 that set the next vote for Oct. 19, 2009, unless the government fell on a confidence matter first. Federal votes were to be held every four years after that.  Federal justice department lawyers, acting for Prime Minister Harper, told the court that the prime minister doesn’t call an election; rather the Governor General does. And nothing in the fixed election date law restricts the Governor General’s actions nor does it say anything about the advice the prime minister is allowed to give to others. Democracy Watch says Harper’s opportunistic move broke the spirit if not the letter of the legislation – The prime minister’s diversion to the Governor General is merely a distortion, another of the prime minister’s many lies. Harper still lies too often.  It’s now up to a judge to decide whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s snap election call a year ago was not just politically self-serving but also illegal.

Taiwanization or Borking

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“The Obama administration cannot demand accountability for serious violations in places like Sudan and Congo but let allies like Israel go free ” Sarah Leah Whitson, Human Rights Watch  
  

UN Finds Signs of War Crimes on Both Sides in Gaza New York Times –   A United Nations fact-finding mission investigating the three-week war in Gaza issued a lengthy, scathing report on Tuesday that concluded that both the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups “committed actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity.” …

  

**Jews, Israel for a start falsely, to try to get the support of others, even like to use the term anti Semite often, as a false diversion  even for a start,  as  they here supposedly want to say that they alone are not the objects of the hate, racial  attack but so are the others..  Although the term anti-Semitism has wide currency, it is regarded  as a misnomer, falsely now  implying discrimination against all Semites, including all Arabs and other peoples, who now firstly are not the clear targets of anti-Semitism today as it is usually the fact. It is not the past Jewish culture being attacked now too, but rather their presently specific now bad  personal acts, poor values associated with Israel, especially when they the Jews too often and  falsely, undeniably too now, the chosen ones,   tend to think they are now really superior to all other nations too and they can do what they want, for they can do no wrong. Rather this is not so in reality, they the Jews too can be held accountable for their too often now bad acts as well… even against the Palestinians. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/anti-jewish/
I do believe some persons are wrongfully deliberate racists and they should be punished for it. Many persons are unintentionally racists and often they see the false racist act of others and become accomplices rather in the matter by not speaking out against it. Some persecution in life is unavailable it seems. But nevertheless it is also true that if a person wants to have friend, they must work at it, they must show themselves friendly, and personal friendship costs some sacrifices too, friendship and respect are generally not automatic, they have to be earned it seems as well. But we must all have enforced human rights, the right to education, to live, to work, freedom to speak and to be heard, freedom of religion as well.
  
“The Taiwanization of Israel continues. A current contre temps at the Toronto International Film Festival (appropriately abbreviated TIFF) involves a filmmaker withdrawing his entry to protest festival organizers having invited filmmakers from “an apartheid regime” to exhibit theirs. The flick being pulled isn’t likely to set the world of cinema on fire, so in this sense the affair is a tempest in a teapot. However, the issue is tempestuous enough.”   http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/09/05/george-jonas-the-tortured-logic-of-israel-boycotters.aspx
 
and why would I have now even had expected anything different from this invalid distortion of the reality, truth from  the right winged National Post again?
 
Look who is coming to this year’s event anyway  http://www.cbc.ca/photogallery/arts/2520/
 
Toronto film festival accused of pushing Israeli propaganda. TORONTO — The filmmaker-led protest over the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tel Aviv spotlight is to include a press conference Sept. 10, on the festival’s opening day. A spokesman for about 50 filmmakers, academics and activists, including Jane Fonda and Danny Glover, who last week signed an open letter criticizing Toronto for selecting Tel Aviv for its inaugural city-to-city sidebar said details on the presser are being worked out. “Looking at modern, sophisticated Tel Aviv without also considering the city’s past and the realities of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza strip, would be like rhapsodizing about the beauty and elegant lifestyles in white-only Cape Town or Johannesburg during apartheid without acknowledging the corresponding black townships of Khayelitsha and Soweto.” The controversy started last week when Canadian filmmaker John Greyson withdrew his film from the festival in protest.
    
The far Right, Jews, even Arabs, fundamentalists, others itself often still coerces  others who do not go along with them by “Borking” them.   “Taiwanizing”  means calumniating, ostracizing, excluding and hopefully ultimately de-legitimizing a country. Doing the same thing to a person is called “Borking”. Borking  is “to attack a person’s reputation and views unfairly,” includes the concerted attack on the challenger’s  character, background and philosophy.. Example to fire an honest government official in an attempt to prevent embarrassment to and exposure of a dishonest government officeholder who has conspired to commit high crimes, the 1973 unacceptable firing, massacre of Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox by Solicitor General Robert Bork, orchestrated by both  Bork and President Richard Nixon .  Conservative activists have been making the same action over and over again in regard to the so called liberals, leftists, news media  reporters: The borked opponents aren’t debated but merely  shut  down, censored,  their free speech denied, and often next immediately they are forcibly removed, kicked out, never allowed to be discussed again too by anyone,  and hopefully insuring their person and his views being totally excluded from the rest of the local group, community. The fact this is too often practiced in too many evangelical churches of all places is astounding. The real Irony and hypocrisy is the right wing often claim they rather now are being Borked even while they are Borking the others. http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/get-real-now/
  
As a professional, University graduate I now  was always solely responsible for my work output, no one told me how to do it too, I had always worked on my own with minimum supervision. I step into a church, in many or most churches I am treated as if I am now in pre school generally, I am immediately given a whole bunch of rules, even as to where I can sit, what I can wear, how much money I should give to the church, what I can do and cannot do etc.. mostly a totally demonic, controlling, dominating environment, so much so that  I rightfully often think that  the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ themselves are not allowed to express themselves, not given freedom to manifest themselves too. If I dare to openly question anything I  am threatened with police action and immediate church dismissal too. Forget about being showed mutual respect in this caged circus rather. This is all just perversity and not freedom in Christ.  Thank God that not all churches now are like this.
 
       
More right winged Borking. Only Men can still wear offensive clothing. More hypocrisy, double standards too. While a Sudan woman is spared a flogging for wearing trousers.. Allah is great, and obviously hates trousers.  But it wasn’t that long ago women here in Canada had to deal with such nonsense too. Good thing they don’t impose these strict rules in WalMarts around the world for the people now wearing clearly offensive clothing. There would have to be a  really wide  ‘flogging aisle”. http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/09/07/sudan-trousers-flogging007.html 
 

Sudanese ‘trousers woman’ jailed    A Sudanese woman has been jailed for a month after refusing to pay a fine for “dressing indecently” by wearing trousers, her lawyers say. 

 

Sudanese woman jailed in trouser case freed Reuters –   KHARTOUM, Sept 8 (Reuters) – A Sudanese woman jailed for wearing trousers deemed indecent in a landmark court case was freed on Tuesday after the country’s journalists’ union paid a $200 fine on her behalf, the head of the media body … 

What Robert Bork the same person who Borked others himself next got Borked? Why should anyone next be surprised? Supposedly the Democrats savaged Ronald Reagan’s nominee, the Appeals Court judge Robert H. Bork,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bork  

Meanwhile in JERUSALEM — Israel officially approved the construction of hundreds of new homes in the West Bank, the Defense Ministry said Monday, deepening an already unprecedented rift with the U.S. over Israeli settlement expansion.  The construction is the first approved by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under heavy U.S. pressure to freeze all settlement activity on captured lands claimed by the Palestinians for a future state. Israel also plans to complete an additional 2,500 homes already under way. The bad way Israel treats Palestinians, kills others today is for  me in reality not much different over  the way the Jews  were treated by the Nazis. This is not loving your neighbour as yourself for sure.
 
 
All across Canada and in the United States, there is an organized campaign to suppress criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. http://intifada-palestine.com/2009/09/01/is-it-anti-semitic-to-defend-palestinian-human-rights/

Good Tips on Keeping your PC Clean and Pure, Safe, working…

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Good Tips on Keeping that New PC Clean and Pure, Safe, working… 
” Here is what you need to do before you do anything else.
First check your actual ISP speed http://www.acanac.ca/speedtest/

Lately supposedly  the reason many even Vista personal computers seem to freeze up  is that some people have not updated all of their software, especially their Adobe software,  that Microsoft explorer also uses such as http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ http://get.adobe.com/reader/   http://get.adobe.com/air/

see also   Basic computer troubleshooting http://www.computerhope.com/basic.htm

1: CHECK YOUR FIREWALL SETTINGS Do this before you even connect your computer to the Internet. Firewalls prevent certain unwanted traffic from reaching your computer, including worms that spread through network connections. New laptops and desktops with Windows Vista (and, come Oct. 22, the next version of the operating system, Windows 7) and netbooks using Windows XP SP2 or higher have a firewall that is built in and turned on by default. You can make sure all is well by going to the Windows Security Center, clicking Start, then Control Panel, then Security Center and Windows Firewall.

2: CONTINUALLY  UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE Even though you have a new machine, chances are that security fixes have been issued since the manufacturer loaded the software, so you will want to download those as soon as you get online.

Your new PC may prompt you to check for updates from Microsoft, but, if not, open Windows Update by clicking the Start button, then All Programs and then Windows Update. On the left pane, click “check for updates.” (For more information about Windows Security, see microsoft.com/protect.)

3: ADD SECURITY SOFTWARE Firewalls won’t help fend off viruses or Trojan horses that can come through e-mail messages, Web sites and pop-up ads. Given the frightening number of malicious programs that aim for Windows PCs, owners of these machines really need to use some security software. There are several free antivirus programs, like AVG 8.5 Free, Avast Antivirus and the forthcoming Microsoft Security Essentials, so even penniless students have no excuse to go without. Note that Vista comes with Windows Defender, which blocks spyware and pop-up ads, and that program can be downloaded free by Windows XP SP2 machines.

Since a lot of malicious programs now come through Web sites, you will also want to use one of the many free tools available to help you avoid malicious sites. Microsoft’s newest browser, Internet Explorer 8, will warn you if you try to visit sites it deems unsafe, deceptive or carriers of a common Web attack type called “cross-site scripting” attacks. Other browsers, including Chrome, Firefox and Safari, also warn users about potentially unsafe sites, using a blacklist kept by Google. There is also McAfee’s SiteAdvisor, a free add-on for the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers (the latter works on both Windows and Mac), that shows site reputation information within search results pages, including warnings about potentially dangerous sites.

4: AUTOMATIC UPDATES everything, download Secunia PSI, a free tool that will help you make sure that all the programs on your PC get security patches.

5 BE CAREFUL Speaking of that, always be careful about which software you install from the Internet, OR FROM OTHERS, whether you have a PC or a Mac. These programs can contain vulnerabilities, and pirated programs and random add-ons may be outright malicious. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/technology/personaltech/03basics.html?_r=1&em

6: BACK UP YOUR HARD DRIVE. External hard drives are cheap these days, about 100 dollars, so back up all, all of your computer on an external flash drive periodically… admit it or not, the chance of getting at least one had drive crash is a definite possibility for whatever reasons now too, and you will be glad you had your computer backed up.

Do see

Windows Computers – Backup  http://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/windows-computers-backup/ 

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/the-average-illiterate-computer-users-are-taking-a-great-risk/

http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/dealing-with-viruses-trojan-agents/

http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/trouble-shooting-my-windows-computer/

http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/dealing-effectively-with-computer-viruses/

http://mccainvrsobama.wordpress.com/2009/05/08/troubleshooting-computer/

Windows XP Tips  http://windowsxp.mvps.org/tips_page.htm

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