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January 19, 2016

The crime that is repeated in every Canadian city

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The first revelation of all crooked politicians comes from follow the Money trail.. does he or she abuse the tax payer’s money..

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/what-happened-in-alberta-is-no-surprise-to-the-honest-decent-folks-socialists-elected-in-canadas-oil-patch/

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Over a two-year period, the City of Montreal spent nearly $120,000 on travel for support staff, on top of the $200,000 spent on trips by the mayor and elected councilors. Employees such as the mayor’s chief-of-staff, press attachés and advisors accompanied either the mayor or other city councillors on 64 separate trips in 2014 and 2015. Earlier this month, CBC reported the city’s elected officials spent $200,000 on 86 trips over two years. This comes to a total of $320,000 for travel since November 2013. Staffers went as far as Argentina, Italy, South Korea, Japan, China, Haiti, Tunisia, and India.

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The crime that is repeated in every Canadian city, the non essential out of town trips, joy rides, vacations . We know or should know about the too common grotesque abuse of the taxpayers in all governments.  where even the supervisors now can be part of the abuse.. and we need to continually be vigilant here. It was recently revealed in Alberta that the man who was hired, ironically, to keep a watch on the  expenses and costs of others, was living high on the hog with taxpayers’ money   Follow the money.. include the bad employees severance pay, costs of  re-hiring and pension payouts. Fire all those persons who have or do approve any outrageous expense claims, like lavish meals, gasoline, car allowance, car washes, car insurance, a new  windshield for his Mercedes and some six packs of beer for “meals at home.” .

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Undeniably still too many cops, civil and public servants, employees of crown corporations, politicians and their aides, wives as well, do still  like to make unnecessary out of town trips, eat fine food, stay in nice hotels all wrongfully paid for at the taxpayer’s expense and none, none of it is acceptable. This is still a criminal act of theft.
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The general public also sees much of the so called employee  incentive programs as a matter of theft, tax evasion, not just a flagrant waste on the part of mismanaged civil and public servants too. Many persons now also have paid  taxes toward a federal, provincial Pension Plan that might not be fully available when they  retire because much of the money has been abused by the federal, provincial, municipal governments.
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Sadly the Tax payers are still to often abused. And here I am not just talking about the long costly almost daily entertainment lunches with Wine and Beverages, and  those too often out of town, even out of the country mostly personal trips charged to the taxpayers. Or the city hall employee who while on paid services goes to the airport to pick up his mother in law, or the employee who takes the cultivated flowers from city hall for his own use in his own yard.  We need to call into question the sick spending practices of current  and former and the current   service executives, managers, supervisors civil servants, cops too. Even the posting of all   expense records for all, board members, executive members, is not enough for the  Posting of the expenses of direct reports to all of executives is also now very important, since without that, some unscrupulous executives could ask their assistants to pick up the tab to be approved by them later.  Critics are calling for tighter oversight on how cabinet ministers submit their  expenses, saying they should at least be held to the same standards as MPs. The system in place for ministers is too lax, they say, and allows for  too many questionable expenses to slip through.” We’ve had a number of  spending scandals with ministers, so you’d expect the red flag to be raised and  have some measure of accountability,” But it seems to go on and on and on.” ” it sometimes seems as if minister’s expense sheets receive the rubber stamp. A taxpayer watchdog group says MPs should be forced to publish spending details online .Current rules outlined by the House of Commons Board of Internal Economy enable MPs to spend 3% of their budgets, or up to $10,734, on hospitality. Details of MP spending is not publicly available.

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A former Canada Revenue Agency auditor has been sentenced to  only a 20-month prison term for trying to extort a bribe from the owner of a restaurant he was auditing.   http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/former-canada-revenue-agency-auditor-sentenced-to-20-months-in-bribery-case

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The city of Montreal hired d a friend of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre to work as a $670-a-day labour negotiation consultant during the same week in late November that he hired a former underling to work for the city as an $1,800-a-day refugee coordinator.  The city was to be billed $22,827 by Robert Bouvier, who was until last year the national president of the Teamsters Canada union and a previous contributor to Coderre’s campaigns while Coderre was a Liberal MP in Ottawa. The pay was for “participating in negotiating sessions” as the employer’s representative across from the union representing Montreal police officers.  Bouvier’s contract from the city for that work,   took effect in late November and expired a month later, on Dec. 31. The contract paid up to $24,999 to represent the city in negotiations with the Montreal Police Brotherhood. Bouvier’s fees were payable at a half-day rate of $335, and up to $670 per day. Quebec law allows municipalities to award consulting contracts worth up to $24,999.99 through one-on-one negotiation with a supplier. Above that amount, a municipality has to invite bids from at least two suppliers.  Because Bouvier’s contract is under $25,000, it didn’t have to go to the city executive committee for approval, where it would have been easy to detect on its meeting agenda .  http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/coderre-hired-pal-at-dollar670-a-day-to-work-for-city/ar

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This is not the first time the Mayor has hired Liberal  friends. It’s immoral  with public dollars to hire people who are close to the Mayor  to do a job that we have scores of people (at the city)  who could do that.

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Now we already do know from the past Liberal sponsorship they like to give taxpayer s money to their friends.  The sponsorship scandal, “AdScam” or Sponsorgate, is a scandal that came as a result of a  Liberal    Canadian federal governmentsponsorship program” in the province of Quebec and involving the Liberal Party of Canada, which was in power from 1993 to 2006. The Liberal program was originally established as an effort to raise awareness of the Government of Canada‘s contributions to Quebec industries and other activities in order to counter the actions of the Parti Québécois government of the province that worked to promote Quebec independence. The Liberal program ran from 1996 until 2004, when broad corruption was discovered in its operations and the program was discontinued. Illicit and even illegal activities within the administration of the program were revealed, involving misuse and misdirection of public funds intended for government advertising in Quebec. Such misdirections included sponsorship money awarded to Liberal Party-linked ad firms in return for little or no work, in which firms maintained Liberal organizers or fundraisers on their payrolls or donated back part of the money to the Liberal Party. The resulting investigations and scandal affected the Liberal Party of Canada and the then-Liberal government of Prime Minister Paul Martin.

It was an ongoing affair for years, but rose to national prominence in early 2004 after the program was examined by Sheila Fraser, the federal auditor general.    Martin and the Liberals were adversely affected by a report from Auditor General Sheila Fraser on February 9, 2004, indicating that sponsorship contracts designed to increase the federal government’s status in Quebec resulted in little to no work done. Many of the agencies had Liberal ties, and roughly $100 million of the $250 million in program spending went missing. Two weeks after Fraser’s report was released, Martin suspended the heads of three Crown corporations: Michel Vennat, president of the Business Development Bank of Canada, Via Rail president Marc LeFran�ois and Canada Post president André Ouellet.All three men would eventually be fired.  The scandal hurt Martin’s popularity, especially in Quebec, where Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe even accused Martin of planning to widen the St. Lawrence seaway to benefit his own Canada Steamship Lines.

The scandal also cast skepticism on Liberal Paul Martin’s recommendations for Cabinet appointments, prompting speculation Martin was simply ridding the government of Chrétien’s supporters to distance the Liberals from the scandal.  The sponsorship scandal tainted members of the Liberal Party and politics in Quebec. In its aftermath, there have sadly been a few convictions and in Parliament, there came a call for the politicians to find ways to govern with accountability.  The same the issue dogged the Liberals, costing them a majority government when Martin eked out a minority in the 2004 election before losing to Stephen Harper’s Conservatives in 2006.

It is an undeniable fact that the New Conservatives had said elect us and we will next show you an honest government, accountable, transparent as well but as we all tend to know next that was a big lie now too.. They clearly were not part of the  solutions to the much too many corruptions ongoing in Canada but clearly rather a part of the problem in that they and the RCMP for sure have failed to properly address the much too many  corruptions..

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau   to respond to an onslaught of bad economic news with a bad plan to spur job creation and long-term productivity growth. Trudeau and his key ministers are holding fast to their claim that the Liberal platform — and its pledge of $60 billion in new infrastructure spending over 10 years — but how much of that money will the citizens benefit with?  The infrastructure investment — a major Liberal campaign promise touted as a fiscal jump-starter. Trudeau described investing in infrastructure as “the key” to helping lift Canada out of a slumping economy .  The infrastructure investments that the  politicians are counting on are a problem   that Canada has been facing before, corruptions. Can we trust the Lieberals as to who will get  the money again?

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Hypocritical Police  want more policing over the Canadian citizens, the same persons who wrongfully firstly do not want to give us a detailed list, copy of all of their own expense accounts  and do note that too. Let the police rightfully start with the rightful better policing of themselves  and next deal  first with  our too often stealing, crooked, lying politicians, civil and public servants who also do steal  and now first also go after all the alcoholics who abuse their spouses, drive impaired … the cops included..  deal first with all all of  of   the persons who abuse any seniors.. and we now do need more cops rather in the hospitals arresting also all of  the bad Health Ministers, bad  doctors and bad nurses who fail to provide adequate medical aid to seniors, others etc.  While a few hundred persons die from car accidents Meanwhile thousands of persons die from medical errors, hospital acquired sicknesses but no  police give the medical personnel any tickets ehh

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FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL,  ALL OF THE QUEBEC CORRUPTION MESS IS STILL JUST THE TIP OF A BIG ICEBERG TOO.. AND CORRUPTION EXISTS IN OTHER PLACES, OTHER CITIES  SUCH AS IN THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENTS, AND WHAT HAS ALSO BEEN JUST AS DEPRESSING IS HOW LITTLE THE LAST 50 YEARS NOW TOO THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS, THE POLICE, THE RCMP THEY ALL MOSTLY STILL  DID NOTHING GOOD ABOUT IT ALL TOO.. THEY ALL SEEM TO HAVE THEIR SHARE OF CORRUPTIONS , EXPENSE ACCOUNTS ABUSES.

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Majority of Quebecers now are still good persons. Corruption in Quebec is often  no worse over the corruptions being allowed in many other provinces, places, even like Alberta, but the Quebec politicians, bad cops  have for decades even now gone out of their way not to do much good about it. Obviously they profited from the corruptions?

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No one can deny it now: Quebec is still facing a corruption crisis.. The “Rapport de la Commission d’enquête sur l’octroi et la gestion des contrats publics dans l’industrie de la construction” (“Report of the commission of inquiry on the granting and managing of public contracts in the construction industry”),  cast an unblinking gaze on Quebec’s demonstrably corrupt political culture.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/the-last-50-years-quebec-is-falsely-soft-on-white-collared-crimminals/

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La  Presse reported on Oct. 1 that police are investigating whether SNC-Lavalin  made an irregular payment of $22.5 million to get the contract in 2010;   the head of the  MUHC

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RCMP’s poor handling of PAST file calls into question clearly whether it can be trusted on bigger issues – including the current Senate investigation of improper expense claims    

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Mean while   receiving hundreds of millions of federal dollars for infrastructure since 2006, southern Alberta’s flood-battered communities focused on building highways, leisure centres and event facilities rather than flood protection.

The oppressive police enforcement of revenue generating speeding tickets enforcement is still  basically economically beneficial   to a very small, isolated segment of society, the related cops, judges, lawyers, and it is false  job security approach for them even in Alberta. While the government of Alberta fails to often still to  deal with the still much too many bad managers, bad civil and public servants abusing tax payers money, even stealing,  not doing their jobs properly, unnecessarily taking out of town trips and charging it to the job still, Alberta today  is putting 15 new sheriffs on the road in Alberta. Alberta for decades, and the police  has been falsely preoccupied with putting every person in jail in Calgary, and Edmonton, all of  Alberta for speeding,  it seems and was another main reasons they spent so much money on building new court facilities in Alberta too… this is even all being done while statistics, experiences confirms that speeding does not kill, or cause the majority of accidents, but only drunk or drug impaired drivers, bad drivers, and road rage cause the majority of the accidents the government still wants to purse now mostly  the speeders more aggressively in Alberta.  Police often do calls for tougher rules on others but not upon themselves. Such real hypocrites now still too. .  So how many cops are arrested for drunk driving, speeding?  
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Do what I say over do what I do is part of the hypocrisy now existing too often too at all levels, federal, provincial, municipal, in cops as well and not just in many preacher’s lives now as well..
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After all ALL THOSE PEOPLE LIVING HIGH ON THE HOG AT THE CITY HALLS ARE NOT ABOUT TO GIVE UP THEIR EMPIRE BUILDING, LAVISH LIFESTYLES, EXOTIC BENEFITS, MOSTLY UNNECESSARY OUT OFF TOWN TRIPS.. and we have seen this already being carried out in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now in Montreal.
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Imagine this that you a proven liar, criminal can steal over one hundred thousand dollars, and as long as the amount likley equals the cost of keeping you in jail, if you are a politician , you can rather be freed. and not do your time. Now what kind of exemplary punishment is this, and so also do the police, civil servants   will get equally special treatment over the ordinary citizens, criminals. No restitution of stolen funds is  included here too?
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Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.
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For decades I too  have rightfully opposed to all  the extravagant, wasteful spending of the city’s , tax payers money by civil, public servants because it is next the programs to the poor people that are cut first when financial problems occur…
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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.
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January 2004 was the start of my recent rash of my written correspondences mainly on the unacceptable  tax payers money abuses, injustices at the federal, provincial municipal levels too, as well, and it all  has specifically initially started because I had strongly, rightfully objected to anyone in the province of BC being kicked of social welfare, even if they are alcoholics, drug users… I still do rightfully and loudly  object to anyone being kicked of social welfare even in BC or elsewhere and this is still never acceptable.
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The Civil and public servants, politicians, need to be regularly supervised too. That is why we need and have the auditors, News media, Opposition parties, concerned citizens to do this too.. and it still generally is not enough as we can see.
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TWO OF MY PAST NEIGHBORS, MANAGERS,  WHO WORKED FOR CITY HALL OPENLY BOASTED TO ME, AND DEMONSTRATED TO ME FOR YEARS THE COMMON CORRUPTION IN THE LOCAL CITY HALL, DONE BY THEM AND MANY OF THEIR COLLEAGUES. This included their unnecessary out of town trips, their taking stuff, computer accessories,  home from the office for their own personal use, boasted of  their lavish expense accounts, of their doing personal work at the office, and much more. Why did they think that me a tax payer would approve any of such wrong doings was their error. I reported their wrong doings rightfully rather. OTHER MANAGERS OF CROWN CORPORATIONS HAD ALSO OFTEN BOASTED TO ME OF THEM DOING SIMILAR THEFTS  AS WELL..
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The fish stinks from the head but many cut the tail of first..  Reducing, cutting of the programs to the poor and needy persons for  that seems how the governments wrongfully still do wrongfully  respond to budget cut backs,  deficits, and to the poor and needy people too now, rather than dealing still firstly with the major crooks, tax payer’s money abusers too in the government and elsewhere.
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How many people in reality even in the civil, public services governments now  have been arrested all together  for tax evasions and tax payers money abuse now last year? How many? Anyone care to answer the question? And speaking of the related  federal review as well, who are the high spenders last year in the federal government.. who ate at the best restaurants, traveled the most at the tax payers restaurants.. who were the drunks now too..  Politicians, and civil and public servants now included too..
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(Luke 6:43 KJV)  For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
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see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/we-all-do-know-it-is-merely-the-tip-of-a-large-iceberg/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/they-often-do-steal-the-designated-monies/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/quebec-liberals-seem-to-be-trying-to-coverup-the-past-corruptions-again/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/more-hidden-cash-grabs-higher-taxes/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/is-nothing-sacred-any-more-and-when-will-it-all-end/

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April 16, 2010

How about 10 -20 years in prison

  
 

 

Now we know already that Canada has a two tiered justice system too often, wrongfully, one set of justice for the ordinary citizen where they like to throw the whole law book on them, and there also is another set of justice for the professionals, such as bad cops, where they falsely do try to make justifications, excuses for their clearly still inescapable, immoral behaviour too. Ever notice how the judges hesitate wrongfully to find an alcoholic cop guilty of drunk driving, DUI!

 

Calgary cop cleared of drunk-driving charge after judge tosses breathalyzer results A Calgary police officer has been acquitted of impaired driving — the third criminal charge he’s faced in as many years National PostApr 17 1:38 PM 

Yes  there are in Canada much too many crooked professionals, cops, priests, lawyers, accountants, doctors, nurses, etc. too often their wrong doings get overlooked because having a title as a Professional now what makes them a God? and makes them perfect, unaccountable? Dream on! Mainly because self regulation is often mere masturbation and it is not the real thing ..
 
And there is also still much too many spin doctors, the lying spin doctors.. for example as soon as some real, negative truth is posted out there about the reality of a major political party, the spin doctors now go to work trying to destroy, tarnish the truth, and we have seen loads of this crap not just in Politics, but also now done by the RCMP, the local police too .
  
Now I  have personally met a lot, much too many   crooked pastors, crooked Realtors and bad cops too and  not just bad politicians and their bad subordinates, bad civil and public servants  in Canada.
 
Just another tip of the iceberg field too… Beaconsfield Quebec civil servant was charged with breach of trust and municipal corruption Thursday when he gave himself up to Sûreté du Québec officers who arrived at his St. Lazare home with an arrest warrant in hand. A search of the home was one among several conducted since September, when task force Operation Hammer was set up to look into collusion and corruption in the Quebec construction industry. SQ Sgt. Martine Isabelle said Mario Villeneuve, 49, allegedly accepted bribes in 2007 and 2008 when he worked for the municipality. Villeneuve, as public works foreman from May 31, 2004, to Feb. 9, 2007, was in charge of maintenance of municipal buildings. 
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Civil+servant+surrenders+after+home+search/2939101/story.html
   
Speaking of crap did you still not notice that on weekends, evenings and nights they put the worst caliber of nurse, medical workers in hospitals, nursing homes generally still too.. This is also unsuitable as well.

Former Alberta bureaucrat Lloyd Carr was sentenced Friday in Edmonton to 3½ years in prison for defrauding the provincial government of $634000.

Lloyd Carr, a former executive director in charge of anti-tobacco and anti-gambling programs at the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, a fraudster had  funnelled almost $634,000 of government money into personal bank accounts from 2003-06.   His ridiculous  lawyer now had suggested Carr should receive a two-year conditional sentence to be served in the community, along with 240 hours of community service because meanwhile he had become a Christian.  Crown prosecutor Greg Lepp argued that Carr should be incarcerated for three to five years. The aggravating factors in the case include the enormous sum of money, the fact the crime took extensive planning and deliberation, that Carr tried to pin the blame for the fraud on an innocent colleague during a civil case, and that there was a breach of trust, Lepp said. How about 10 -20 years and this should discourage also  the too many crooks we still do have in the civil and public services..   

Canadian families spend more than two-fifths of their total income on taxes. The Fraser Institute says its annual Canadian Consumer Tax Index calculated that taxes ate up 41.7 per cent of the average family’s income in 2009.  That’s up from 1981 when taxes accounted for 40.8 per cent of a family’s income, or 33.5 per cent in 1961 when the Fraser Institute first compiled the index. And we all mostly tend to be still very critical of government spending policies for we have noticed we now even get worse police, governmental and medical services now too.. and now we have more hidden governmental taxes too…

 Now also even  asking more money for the CBC, Doctors, Nurses, RCMP civil and public servants,  etc., Putting more money into pails full of holes is absurdity..  Our governments and the courts clearly are firstly very slow to enforce prosecutions of the really clearly bad persons such as the bad cops, bad civil and public servants, too many tax evaders, thieves, tax payer’s money abusers

Further more it is a sad estimated fact that less than 1/3 of medical workers do actually a full day’s pay of real, valid work. Doctors and Nurses, Hospital workers, cops, civil and public servants are too often left unsupervised still

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/about-time-that-a-life-sentence-in-jail-meant-a-a-life-time-in-jail/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/now-there-are-good-and-bad-laws-too/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/the-way-normal-business-is-supposedly-being-carried-in-canada/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/and-canadas-poorly-managed-abusive-police-fiascos-hopsitals-too-go-on/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/canadas-too-often-bad-justice-ministers/

 

 
Let’s face it there is a lot of unacceptable crap that I too now do not have to accept that firstly gets circulated as supposedly valid justice, or acceptable reality even in our courts or in the news media.
 

September 30, 2009

another gross act of immorality

 
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Government resources, those resources of taxpayers, of the agencies, boards and commissions of the government are not to be used for political fundraising. That practice is wrong, it is totally unacceptable, it is totally inappropriate and that has been communicated in no uncertain terms,” Transport Minister John Baird, but who in realty  actually ENFORCES it now? The Conservative federal government clearly also has a double standard when it comes to holding their own, cabinet ministers included, accountable for breaking the rules.  

 OTTAWA–Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt was under fire Thursday in the House of Commons in light of a Star story about a political fundraiser for her that was organized out of the Toronto Port Authority, a federal agency she once ran. Critics called for an investigation by ethics commissioner Mary Dawson over whether Raitt breached the rules when the Sept. 24 $250-a-head Toronto fundraiser was run out of the office of the president of the port authority. New Democrat MP Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina) said: “I’m sure you will agree that this story raised real concerns about the conduct of the minister involved as well as the impartiality of the TPA’s board, management and staff.” Janet MacDonald, executive assistant to acting president Alan Paul, sent an invitation to the fundraiser on port authority email. MacDonald was formerly Raitt’s assistant at the agency. Registered lobbyist Michael Sweeney, vice-president industry affairs of the Cement Association of Canada, was also involved in helping organizing the event. His association lobbied the government eight times from March to August, including Raitt and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “This is a severe breach of ethics by Minister Raitt,” Liberal MP Paul Szabo, chair of the parliamentary ethics committee also said .

 OTTAWA — The Conservative government now is flatly denying any involvement in a new Olympic apparel logo that bears an uncanny resemblance to the party’s own moniker. Liberal MP Hedy Fry had suggested Thursday that “crass politics” was behind the striking similarity to the governing party, calling it “embarrassing” in the House of Commons. “Canada’s Olympic Games belong to all Canadians. While it is clear that the Conservative government’s multi-million dollar infrastructure campaign is crassly partisan, can the Prime Minister at least stop trying to politicize the Canadian Winter Olympics?” she had fumed. NDP MP Charlie Angus also weighed in, accusing PM Stephen Harper of peddling political logos “on the backs of our athletes.” Now it does bear a resemblance the Conservative party logo,and there is “No such thing as a coincidence”. You can’t though trust any Conservaves to tell the truth here too.

 Ontario’s Auditor General Jim McCarter will release a report next week on his investigation into the untendered contracts and expense abuses at eHealth Ontario.  At issue is a $30 million untendered contract given to IBM for a new computer system at eHealth Ontario that was approved by a   committee of the Liberal cabinet. Even the Ontario Liberals clearly do not want to see any cabinet ministers held accountable for breaking the rules. “The government was ready to turn a blind eye to some of these breaches of policies and procedures and they only say they’re sorry when they are found out and then the change the policies,” “They just don’t care about the use of taxpayers’ money.”

Ontario health minister resigns ahead of report on eHealth spending abusesTORONTO – Ontario’s health minister bowed to months of opposition pressure and tendered his resignation Tuesday on the eve of a report into how the province spent $1 billion over 10 years to create electronic health records.

Quebec trust fund boss Vincent Lacroix sentenced to 13 years in prison MONTREAL – Ex-Norbourg boss Vincent Lacroix was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday for bilking clients out of more than $100 million.

“The Alberta premier Stelmach is talking about fiscal restraint and telling others to tighten their belts, but it doesn’t apply to select people in his government. … How can you tell seniors to pay more for prescriptions, force Albertans to wait longer for health care and claw back money from school boards and allow these bonuses to be paid out? “The provincial government paid out nearly $44 million in controversial “achievement bonuses” earlier this year, with Alberta Justice, Service Alberta and Employment and Immigration leading the way. Justice handed out more than $6.7 million in bonuses to civil servants, a figure equal to roughly 1.2 per cent of its total expenses for 2008-9. Service Alberta was second, doling out $2.8 million in bonuses, followed by Employment and Immigration with $2.6 million. The provincial Executive Council gave out $1.4 million and the Treasury Board handed out $2.1 million –amounts equal to about five per cent of their total annual expenses. On average, departments gave out $1.9 million, equal to about 0.7 per cent of their total expenses for the year. Bonuses went to roughly 6,000 civil servants and ranged from zero to 30 per cent of each recipient’s salary. “Taxpayers must be astonished that in this difficult time the government still sees fit to continue with this lavish bonus program,” Liberal finance critic Hugh MacDonald. Alberta Justice spokesman David Dear said  “We are the second-largest department in government with over 3,000 people–the only one larger is the Solicitor General–and perhaps more importantly, a very large percentage of our staff are lawyers,  .” “It’s easy to understand the reaction that some people might have when they look at the number. It is worth noting (that) … every time a rapist is sent to jail, or a drunk driver is sent to prison is because of a lot of hard work by prosecutors and support staff,” he said. The department of the Solicitor General and Public Security gave out $2 million in bonuses, an amount equal to 0.1 per cent of its annual expenses. It is not the rapists, drunk drivers that mostly  fill the courts calendars, docks it is mostly the revenue generating traffic tickets..

EDMONTON – Senior executives of now-dismantled Alberta health boards collected excessive salaries, pensions and bonuses with little oversight, provincial auditor general Fred Dunn said in a report Friday. Thirty executives shared $18 million in severance,, the auditor’s report suggests widespread incompetence within Alberta’s Tory government. “This is another example of pork-barrelling, handing out payments and perks to friends of the Tories,” A former deputy minister who helped create Alberta Health Services, then ran part of it for nine months, walked away from the cash-strapped department with a $257,500 bonus as part of her severance package. The severance deal for Paddy Meade, whose position with Alberta Health Services ended after about nine months, included two years’ worth of salary (about $1 million), and a $257,500 bonus, the maximum amount possible in her contract. “Taxpayers should be outraged,”

  WE HAVE CONTINUAL NEWS REVELATIONS OF CORRUPTIONS, TAX PAYER’S MONEY ABUSES BY ONTARIO GOVERNMENT WORKERS, FEDERAL WORKERS, CITY OF TORONTO WORKERS, CITY OF MONTREAL WORKERS, CLERGY, TEACHERS, OTHERS AND THE POLICE AS WELL. 

 
Justice – Crooks, liars, thieves, abusers, slanderers, now I have often wondered how, even how some relatives of mine now too, had become so crooked.. some people say it is in the gene, sin is hereditary, everyone has got this gene.. but I am more convinced more than ever it is mainly a personal choice.. no one basically forced them to do something they basically did not want to do, and often their main motive was the love of money, trying to get rich at any costs.. and that is why we continue to see corruptions in the governments even by too many of the civil and public servants. All it takes for evil to prosper is for the good people to do nothing about it, to take an ostrich approach.
 
Corruptions, it goes beyond that to a practice that has been common place.. even because the supervisors themselves are likely corrupt
 
Starting rightfully first at the top public exposure and prosecution of the unrepentant guilty persons serves everyone best interest.. but also taking away the rewards received by the immoral acts, restitution included. But taking all the criminal proceeds and giving it to the police is mainly another gross act of immorality too.
 
A relative of mine did not start to be a big criminal, he started small by lying, stealing on his expense account. This seems to be the starting point of of many of our civil and public servants now as well and is a real good reasons why the expense accounts need to be monitored as well.. he next went on to major tax evasion now as well, handing out bribes, unfair and restrictive trade business practices too,  and went next into much more corruptions too, lies, abuses, cover-ups..
  
Bad persons, bad clergy, bad  pastors, bad elders, bad cops, bad politicians  continue to exist  cause likely their supporters are  bad too.  (Jer 5:31 KJV)  The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?  
 
 
Former N.S. bishop charged with possession of child porn.  Raymond Lahey, the former bishop of the diocese of Antigonish, is known as the man who oversaw a $15-million settlement with people who said they had been sexually abused by priests in the diocese dating back to 1950. He was arrested at the Ottawa Airport last week after members of the Canada Border Services Agency performed a random check of his laptop computer. Lahey has been charged with distributing and selling child pornography.  On Saturday, Lahey, 69, announced his resignation as bishop of the Antigonish diocese. In a letter to parishioners, he said he needed time for “personal renewal.” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/09/30/ns-bishop-charged.html    Roman Catholic bishop  Raymond Lahey computer was seized in September at the Ottawa airport after the former priest got off a flight from Britain. The images recovered from the laptop allegedly include lewd sexual pictures of children. A warrant for Lahey’s arrest had been issued by Ottawa police. He was in Ottawa court, where  the justice of the peace  granted his release on $9,000 cash bail and imposed several strict conditions. Under his conditions, Lahey may not possess pornographic material and may not possess or use a computer or any device that can access the Internet, such as cellphones with browsing capabilities. He is barred from Internet cafés or anywhere that Internet services can be obtained for a fee or free of charge.Lahey is prohibited from using or possessing a web cam or external hard drive, and may not use any online chat lines, including MSN and Twitter, or file transferring services and e-mail. He cannot possess any software that would allow data to be hidden or erased, or any items that can store digital media, such as thumb drives.Lahey was ordered not to attend any public park, library or place that may be frequented by people under age 18. He must not be alone with anyone younger than 18 unless the young person’s parent is present. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Images+focus+investigation/2055707/story.html 
               
Former N.L. politician Wally Andersen gets 15 months for expenses fraud ST. JOHN’S – A former Newfoundland politician has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for his role in the province’s legislature expenses scandal. Is that all? Wally Andersen has admitted to forging $59,000 in expense claims and filing excess claims for another $30,000 while he was Liberal member for Torngat Mountains. Is that all he got now too?
  
 Toronto man charged in connection with online child-porn ring Globe and Mail –   A 28-year-old Toronto man convicted four years ago of possessing child pornography is back before the courts again on similar charges, this time in connection with what police describe as an international online child-porn exchange ring. 
 

Bishop says church, police may have failed man who alleged priest had porn  HALIFAX, N.S. – The archbishop of St. John’s says police and the Roman Catholic Church may have failed a Newfoundland man who alleged two decades ago that he found pornographic images of children in the house of a priest who later became a bishop and now faces child pornography charges in Ottawa.

 

Ex-NHLer Theo Fleury says he was sexually abused by junior hockey coach The Canadian Press –  EDMONTON – Former NHL star Theo Fleury says he was sexually abused by his junior hockey coach, Graham James.

 

A Peruvian court has sentenced former President Alberto Fujimori to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to authorizing wiretaps and bribes to politicians, journalists and businessmen. “ And just think, all our ex-prime ministers – Mulroney, Chretien, etc. – are all still runing around scott free! No such thing as justice in Canada– at least, not as far as our politicians are concerned. Polls clearly indicate that half of those birds should be in jail and the other half deported to Bangladesh on the eve of its next cyclone ”   http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/09/30/peru-fujimori-bribe-wiretap-sentence.html 
   
 Lying, thieving, alcoholic, abusive persons,  priests, pastors, Ministers who cannot even change themselves for the good are of no use to anyone as well. I do not have to accept any of those lying hypocrites who say to me you cannot judge me for I am a good person .. dream on.. I can. Clearly to me a preacher. Minister  whose lifestyle does not match his preaching words to others he rightfully cannot be trusted at all.. he is a false preacher himself.. some how most of them now wrongfully are like that too. Wrongful inactions, Cover ups, False denial of bad politicians, bad cops, bad persons, false pastors, false priests are much too common but nevertheless they do get exposed, revealed to all as to what they are often now like  too, and get what they deserve, and not the first or last time.
 
Former customs agent found guilty of taking bribes from drug smugglers Wed Sep 30, MONTREAL – A former customs agent at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport has been found guilty of taking bribes from a drug-smuggling ring.
 
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board spent tax dollars in a lavish style. WSIB chair Steven Mahoney alleged to have billed $140,000 in expenses . “The position of WSIB chair is supposed to be a part-time position with a per diem of $550 per day,”  “Mahoney has somehow managed to bill the taxpayer for $141,328.79 in 2008. Based on the WSIB per diem — this means that the ‘part-time’ WSIB chair collected 257 per diems — more per diems, in fact, than there are working days in the year.” ”another example of the rot in the [Premier Dalton] McGuinty [Liberal] government.” ”[He filed expenses for ] Meals where he had no meetings, and travel to China, Australia, Hong Kong and elsewhere. He travelled so much, he got lost in Myrtle Beach, where he billed four days for one day of meetings, and then expensed a GPS system,”  This is disgusting.   Another day, another political scandal. I wish that all levels of government were more accountable to the public that elects them and is forced to put trust in them.  Everytime I read one of these stories, the anger inside me swells;knowing that my taxes and expenses keep increasing while these irresponsible public servants take advantage of their position. Legal Robbery! Enough is ENOUGH! Criminal charges should be laid!    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/10/01/wsib-expenses.html
          
Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty still serves as a rightful deterrent example to all and is still one of the best approaches on how to deal with the evil persons. Even the Bible records openly the unrepentant sins of many persons and their real  negative consequences.  
 
FOR WE ALL TEND TO KNOW THAT THEY THE CROOKS, ABUSERS TOO,  NOW ARE NOT ABOUT TO STOP THEIR WRONG DOINGS. RATHER THEY WILL NEXT EVEN ESCALATE, CONTINUE IN THEM. AND THAT IS ANOTHER VALID REASON  THEY DO NEED TO BE EXPOSED, PROSECUTED AND STOPPED. EVEN FOR THE GOOD OF US ALL. 
 
And once exposed most people do not accept, support  a crook, even if it is a Minister now too.
 
Most people still rightfully do blame the governments, politicians, bad cops and bad judges, for the existence of much too many crooked civil and public servants, crooked business persons, crooked persons in Canada.  More Laws that are unenforced also tend to be still mostly useless too. Let’s simply just agree the whole system is often corrupt, eh?
 
We need better Policing and “Tougher penalties for sure!” You will get a longer jail sentence for robbing a convenience store of $50 than fleecing consumers,  investors for millions (billions) or stealing any of the tax payer’s money.    Put all of the criminals in jail, and their bad supervisors now too,  where they belong, and always do  take way from them all that they have stolen now as well..  Restitution of all items stolen should be in the criminal sentencing now as well..  Until people start getting fired and criminal charges are laid, the bad acts of theirs will continue. And do amend the criminal code to include a mandatory 5 year minimum jail sentence and a fine not less than 10 times the money involved, for breach of public trust. This amendment would cover all forms of corruption from conflict of interest to false accounting. By the time the first dozen or so of these crooks have been banged up – the rest won’t find a bad public office so attractive once they know they can’t abuse,  fleece the citizens, consumers, taxpayer.
 
 
David Letterman admits to affairs with employees – “Sinning with Bathsheba”.. Now if he Letterman was a politician that would be something else.. “It may seem a bit apples-and-oranges to compare Letterman with politicians, who are vulnerable because there is a moral high ground inherent in their position as government officials, particularly if they are conservatives who have espoused family values but now if Letterman again  goes after others who have sinned when we know the same of him, his humor will smack of hypocrisy. David Letterman affair is no joke for the talk show host’s revelation that he had relationships with female employees has already sparked many  impassioned discussion about his hypocrisy and sex in the workplace. After years of mocking other public figures for their sexual indiscretions, Letterman, 62, is facing scrutiny for behavior that is verboten in many workplaces. Many observers were taken aback by the casual tone Letterman used to describe his sexual relationships with female employees. Letterman  did not express any contrition for cheating on his wife, Regina Lasko, whom he dated for 23 years before their marriage in March.  He was married earlier this year to his long-term partner and is father to six-year-old Harry; Conservative critics, in particular, expressed disgust with the comedian, whose frequent potshots at former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin — including a crude joke he made in June about her daughter — have infuriated many on the right. ” He seemed ignorant of the issue of sexual harassment. These women worked for him.” Nor too concerned as to how many others now will ridicule him in reality  and the negative effect it will have also on him.. Still, one false move now still risks even more personal ruin. Letterman’s extended run-in with Sarah Palin over the summer over some ill-conceived japes at her daughter’s expense indicated he can be a bit tone deaf as to how he is being perceived. “  Nevertheless he Letterman  now faces being scorned by others for a bad reputation…     If you live by the sword, you die by the sword. Certainly that adage has proved true for the beleaguered talkshow host David Letterman this weekend as he faced a barrage of mockery from his acid-tongued rivals.The sharp-witted late-night TV star, who regularly skewers the foibles of other celebrities, found himself on the end of the same treatment after being at the centre of a bizarre blackmail plot over the sexual affairs he had with younger female staff members.  The ribbing and jibing will be a bitter experience for Letterman. Though he announced the news of his affairs and the blackmail plot on his own show – and has joked about it himself – the news has stunned America.  Now he finds himself at the centre of a media storm that  has made him the butt of water-cooler jokes and gossip across the nation. What a bad reputation to live down too. Too many will see the latest episode as some sort of karmic revenge for Letterman’s often merciless take on the moral lapses of others.http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/oct/04/david-letterman-affairs-blackmail-jokes

Toronto teacher faces child-sex charges CBC.ca –  A Grade 10 teacher at Toronto’s Jarvis Collegiate high school has been charged with trying to allegedly  initiate sexual contact with two teenaged boys. David Dewees, 32, was arrested and charged Thursday with two counts of invitation to sexual touching, as well as two counts of luring, Toronto police said. Dewees is accused of making “inappropriate contact” with the boys online. Dewees is alleged to have committed those offences at the Ontario Pioneer Camp in Port Sydney, Ont., between July 2008 and July 2009. He’s been a volunteer counsellor at the Christian camp since 1997. David Dewees  the high school teacher and former day camp counsellor charged with sexual offences involving boys under 16 killed himself at High Park subway station next. Toronto Police sources confirmed Jarvis Collegiate teacher David Dewees apparently lay down on the tracks as a Metro train approached around 8 a.m. as horrified witnesses watched.

(Prov 22:1 KJV)  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. (Eccl 7:1 KJV)  A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.  (Prov 22:14 KJV)  The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
 
WHEN DEALING WITH A BAD POLITICIAN I OFTEN DO FIRST START TO LOOK FOR THE MAIN THINGS THAT SOCIETY AS A WHOLE WILL STILL NOT ACCEPT – SUCH AS:
1: Stealing money, abusing their expense account
2: Adultery, extra marital affairs
3: Alcoholism, bad drugs usage, indication of loss of self control
4: The false, always unacceptable Physical, verbal abuses, Bullying  of others ( SUCH AS DONE OFTEN NOW BY BELL THE BULLY, LIAR TOO)
5: Other serious MORAL wrong doings
 
While  most people do not practice morality but they still do think it is important values to have in our leaders now too..
 
A brother of mine had written to me some interesting comments about the need to deal with hireling type preachers and it should include their restitutions as well.. Would be nice if everyone practiced it now too. The persons emphasizing restitution too.
 
Funny some people claim they are God inspired when they continually do point out the sins of other pastors, but when I also next do  point out their own unacceptable, unrepentant of sins, hypocrisy they next often falsely say I myself am merely being bitter.. how doubled standard they personally now are as well.  Now to me what I hear from them it is still often just mere hypocrisy, coming from them.  I would be lying to you if I thought they now were actually honest and believable, for the last many decades now too sadly.. Really sorry too  but in sincerity for me now sadly still  I do not believe most of what they do  say is even being done in real truth, in real Christian love,  not even about the need of Christian restitution.. ..Rather sadly these critics or rather bashers, I have also often seen firsthand how some of these critics have lied to me, others, to themselves, and distorted the truths for  hidden personal agendas, hopeful  personal gains.. I also have seen  how they do  bully, abuse others, lie about them too, me included, to me they just always wanted to become someone important, to make themselves   more  important over others,  they are still the  false slave driver, and they are not important at all.. To me they are still the kettle calling the pot black.. and for me anyone it seems even you can be a so called Christian critic too these days and even claim to be God inspired, a prophet of the Lord too. For they often for sure are not Christians.. they are still trying to serve self and God at the same time..  it cannot be done. I measure how genuine they firstly are in the real evidence of their love too..
 
(Gal 6:1 KJV)  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.  LK 17:3 “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. if he repents, seems we do not see that firstly even from most governmental criminals these days too never mind the rest..
 

 From decades of experience I too have learned that there is no such thing as a little bit pregnant, and perverse people unchecked, unstopped  tend to go to extreme next as well.. they are immoral in many other areas and thus often resort to lying, stealing, tax evasion, abuse of others..
 
see also
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/conservative-pm-stephen-harpers-false-power-play/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/the-hypocritical-new-conservatives-in-canada/

 

July 6, 2008

Bell, BCE, Sympatico. iPhone

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Bell bites back with poor-man’s iPhone Globe and Mail – 3 Jul 2008 BCE Inc.’s lengthy struggle to privatize may have left management distracted and Bell Canada’s brand reliant on a couple of aging beavers, but the phone company is still managing to strike back at its more nimble rivals.
Bell to offer smartphone with unlimited data plan CBC.ca
Can You Avoid The iPhone Data Plans From Rogers? Yes, But It Will CTV.ca
E Canada Now – Marketnews.ca – The Gate – Canada NewsWire (press release)

Ever wonder besides viruses that as time goes by you notice that   your computer net is slower, and slower, well it is no secret Bell, Rogers, and others cannot handle the continually increasing demands caused by computers and iphones now too. So their systems break down too often, have too many failures often, are over used, in over capacity mode.. and these carriers seem to  have been to cheap to rectify the problem, update, modernize their communication equipment..    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/buyer-beware-beware/

The stastics on my own sites do show that MY MANY POSTS ABOUT MY UNDENIABLE EXPERIENCE WITH BAD BELL SYMPATICO ARE STILL ON THE TOP 3 MOST POPULAR READINGS OF ALL OF MY VARIOUS TOPICS THAT I HAVE POSTED ON MANY SITES OF MINE.

I had already written months ago  even here that Bell was capping the Sympatico downloads EVEN cause it was making way for their iphone business and Bell will definitely abuse it’s phone customers the next same way it has undeniably now too  abused many of it’s ISP customers. Sad and unaccepatable.
 
    
Message from youth: Don’t charge us for incoming texts
Canoe.ca –  SUN MEDIA A decision by telecom giants Bell and Telus to charge customers for receiving text messages as well as sending them isn’t sitting well with youth who use the service more than any other group.
Bell/Telus Text Messaging Cash Grab Makes No Economic Sense Teleclick.ca
Text-fee plan flayed Winnipeg Sun
Prepaid Reviews – Canada.com – CBC.ca – Canoe.ca
all 109 news articles »
 

 

consumer groups and opposition politicians are alarmed, since cellphone users have no control over who messages them. The groups see the new charges as a cash-grab, and want the federal government to regulate how telecommunications firms set fees. 
 

  

 see also
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/bell-sympatico/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/dealing-effectively-with-complaints-problems-bad-service-isp-provider/

 http://mywebpage.netscape.com/CtznK287/bell.htm

   

July 5, 2008

Too Many major ISP suppliers are unacceptably guilty of

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Too Many major ISP suppliers are unacceptably guilty of initial and subsequent false misleading advertising practices, and an immoral  “Bait and switch” business   practice as well.
 
Here is the undeniable reality.. Many bad ISP corporations beforehand do not disclose the amount of capping that they do to their customers., or after wards, or lie as to much they supposedly cap. For example I have a Bell Sympatico connection or I can use a second party proxy connection, and next I get twice the download speeds with the proxy over the Bell’s capped services even  during the non peak hours as well, such as all day Saturday.. not just  evenings  4.0 pm to 2. am when Bell admits it caps their lines. Now that is a fact any potential bell customer should know now too.
 
“AP  Sun Jun 15, 9:45 AM ET  At one time, the word “unlimited” meant unlimited.
 
Sprint’s mobile broadband service is the latest to abandon the term and the principle in favor of a monthly cap designed to keep their heaviest users from overwhelming their network.
 
But Sprint isn’t alone: its two 3G competitors also cap usage, and two wireline broadband operators are testing explicit caps as well. In the earliest days of broadband, service was either heavily capped, with ridiculously low limits–I recall DSL plans that had 1 GB monthly downstream limits for business-grade offerings–or totally uncapped. 
 
 Now, the idea of capped service with metered rates, stern warnings, or cancellations above a monthly limit are fully in fashion. For the last few years, companies like Comcast and Verizon’s wired broadband division have warned users about excessive downloads, degraded their service, or canceled their accounts, often with little recourse, and sometimes denying it all the while. Enough states’ attorneys general and FCC staff and commissioners have been involved that what was implicit has become explicit, but with the related effect that caps have become much lower than what they were in the ad hoc days before these changes. Driving all this is not scarcity, because there’s plenty of headroom out there on the Internet, but two interrelated issues: service providers always dramatically oversell their service, and some users are actually abusers. ( But really how can one be an absuer when he pays for and uses what was advertised now?
 
 On the first issue, if an ISP has 500 people connected to a central office DSLAM (a DSL aggregator) with a total downstream bandwidth of 2 Gbps, there’s no universe in which a phone company makes available 2 Gbps to that location. Rather, they allot a fraction of that, which works when traffic is bursty, not continuous. Many people downloading or streaming a lot impact everyone in the same grouping. (I’ve seen this at home when I complained about my 3 Mbps DSL dropping to 500 Kbps at night. A Qwest technician explained I was lumped with heavy users, and with about 20 minutes of waiting on the phone, regrouped my line to another, less used pod of users, and my service has been fine since. The nice part is that was a logical change; no one had to walk over to a cage and move my wires around.)
 
The second issue has provoked a lot of debate. But without explicitly labeling the limits on a service, a subscriber can’t technically abuse it. If you know when you sign up for Comcast that they limit your use to 10 GB and provide tools to monitor as well as an understanding of what that bandwidth would allow you to “consume” each month, it’s a very different matter than “all you can eat. “
 
Verizon had long promised unlimited Broadband Access for their 3G EVDO mobile broadband service. But it was well documented that unlimited had fairly strict limits. After an investigation by the New York attorney general’s office, Verizon agreed to change its disclosures, pay some costs to the state, and refund money to some subscribers. The company now fully discloses its 5 GB per month limit for combined upstream and downstream data. Verizon charges you 49 cents per MB ($490 per GB) when you cross that limit, and the company says that they use email, SMS, and a live data usage display in their connection manager to keep you apprised. Note that a single high-definition movie download might consume nearly 5 GB.AT&T, likewise, has a 5 GB cap each month on LaptopConnect, its 3G cell data offering, with unspecified behavior when you top that amount–additional charges may apply, but clarity would be helpful. They note in their PDF-only terms and conditions: “The parties agree that AT&T has the right to impose additional charges if you use more than 5 B in a month. Prior to the imposition of any additional charges, AT&T shall provide you with notice and you shall have the right to terminate your service.”Sprint has joined this club with first the leaked news and then official confirmation that starting July 13, 2008, its 3G service would also have a 5 GB cap. A spokesperson told me that off-network roaming–ostensibly with Verizon or Alltel, the only other major providers of 3G in the US using the EVDO flavor–is capped at 300 MB per month. Now these are all 3G providers, who have limited spectrum over which they have to make sure all contending users in each cell get approximately the same kind of experience. They can’t afford one user sucking down all bandwidth. However, we’re seeing the same kinds of limits start to be tested for cable-based broadband.

Comcast is testing delaying traffic–slowing down packet transmission to throttle the bandwidth rate–in two Eastern cities they cover for the heaviest users of their service. This is an effective cap, rather than a cutoff. (Comcast has been delaying BitTorrent P2P traffic for all its users prior to this; this change affects all traffic, not just BitTorrent, and is being announced, instead of sub rosa.) In a town in Texas, Time Warner Cable is experimenting with offering different speed packages each of which is coupled with a monthly limit on usage. The lowest-priced package offers a ridiculous 768 Kbps downstream and 1 GB per month for $30 per month; the highest-priced is 15 Mbps downstream with a more reasonable 40 GB per month limit. Charges are $1 per GB above that. With cable companies traditionally and telephone companies newly offering television programming, premium channels, and on-demand video, the caps are another tool to prevent competition from over-the-Internet sources of things to watch. In a situation in which a few carriers control all the pieces, it’s unclear whether rate caps can stick. If both telcos and cable companies decide to impose such limits and restructure their networks, who do you turn to? People with broadband are unlikely to cancel it. In a monopoly or duopoly market, you can’t switch brands. There has to be a happy middle–a role that the FCC may help to negotiate. A 40 GB cap switched to 400 GB might serve precisely the right purpose without penalizing average users who have no other market choice. With Time Warner Cable charging a buck a gigabyte above their monthly limits in their test market, but with Amazon’s S3 service delivering it retail for as little as a tenth that, it’s not hard to see that carriers are looking to caps to solve network problems and make a little scratch on the side.”  http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080615/tc_pcworld/146752

 http://mywebpage.netscape.com/CtznK287/bell.htm
 
Beware always of men and women, bullies, tormentors, control freaks,  persons, civil and public servants,  politicians, pastors, leaders, elders, Corporations, governments who falsely do, will try to enslave you, oppress you, exploit you even while they claim they are proclaiming the truth, democracy, trying to help you, etc.,
 
Is 51:23 ..your tormentors {and} oppressors, those who said to you, Bow down, that we may ride {or} tread over you; and you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over.

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