Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Secret Law explained.

This article show how secret interpretations of laws allow gov'ts to justify torturing prisoners, spying on all citizens, and starting wars without legislative approval.  It's the modern modus operandi, and avoids all that pesky public discussion that so often hinders dictators.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Posting New Secret Trade Docs, Wikileaks Further Exposes Corporate Plot

The ongoing effort to turn our democracy over to the control of corporations is clearly explained in this article:

Posting New Secret Trade Docs, Wikileaks Further Exposes Corporate Plot

Unfortunately, we place to much trust in the glib pretty faces of our politicians to be able to do much about it.  Our elections are never about the important ideas, they are always about trivial crap and red herrings placed into the corporate-controlled media to to make sure our attention never focuses on, indeed, never even notices, the behind the scenes deals that are in all these so-called trade deals.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Here are the values you espouse when you "support the troops"

A thoughtful dissertation on the implications of our worship of the military

The ubiquitous presence of the military does not speak well for our values.  It just indicates that we are violent bullies at heart.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Deep State explained

Here is a good explanation of the real governing force in our so-called democracy.

If your vote is important, why don't we ever get to vote on the important stuff? 

The Whistleblower's Ethic

Here is a good discussion of  secrecy, information leaks, government suppression and persecution, rule by the elite few, and the duty of citizens to their democracy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This really captures what life has become in our North America since 9/11

Truly worth a read:

The definition of self-serving hypocrisy

The one thing that the US really fears is LAWFARE.  The double standard at work again.

Would that the congress had the balls to override a presidential veto.  The world just might improve.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A fascinating list to consider

A great compendium of the US's efforts to install the 'right' government in various countries can be found here:

I didn't realize that there were so many governments that needed to be replaced.

Yet another 9/11 inspired summary of our descent into tryanny

Some 9/11 consequences that are worth considering

This article reminds us how far from freedom our society has been taken by the savages conducting the war on terror.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Here is one way people can regain control over their country's money

This could be the start of a great trend for the world's people (not corporations)

Canada could also do the same, particularly if the lawsuit described in my posting  of Apr 9, 2015 is successful.  Check this out:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

What has become of our values and the rule of law?

This article discusses how our governments are regularly engaging in murder, with predictable and horrible consequences domestically:

The war crime that still is in progress

Everything that the US has done in the middle east following 9/11 has been a war crime and no legal entity in the US will do anything about it.

There has never been, nor is there now, any justifiable reason for the Iraq/Syria/Libya/ISIS wars.

Why does Canada support these criminals?  Why will our government not indict the perpetrators for the war crimes they have committed?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

NAFTA allows corporations to sue for potential profit

A Canadian company feels that the US denial of the Keystone pipeline might cause it to be less profitable.  It is therefore suing the US for $billions.  Here's the what, why and how:

The ability to sue for the loss of potential profits is at the heart of ALL of the so-called free trade agreements.  Effectively foreign companies can override the wishes of governments, which can have immense negative effects on environmental, health and safety regulations.  The TPP et al turns over to the corporations the traditional powers of governments, but saddles them with none of the responsibilities of government towards the citizenry.  Cute.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A good look at "us"

Sometimes it is worth thinking about how others perceive us:

Makes you wonder who the bad guys really are, doesn't it? 

The war on terrorism has been a war against freedoms

Here's what has actually happened since 9/11:

Net result?  More terrorism everywhere, more authoritarianism at home and no privacy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It's been BS from square one ...

The "war on terror" that is.

It really is time to stop our governments and get back to reality.  We are not in danger from external threats!  The military/industrial/corporate crap is what we need to fear.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

NATO is a threat to Canada's security

NATO no longer serves any valid defensive purpose for Canada.  It 's time to extricate our country from this expensive messy contract which only serves to keep generals busy inventing imaginary 'enemies', like Syria.  The UN could serve the our defensive treaty needs just as well.

Here's a detailed summary of the situation:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

We should close down NATO before it kills us

Here is a reasoned discussion of NATO's latest ploys.  It is scary.

There is no reason for NATO to exist anymore.  All it does is start stupid wars which Canada is expected to jump into and waste our scant military resources for nothing but dead soldiers and wasted weapons in return.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Another attempt to destroy an idea with bombs

Once again, stupid American congressmen attempt to deal with the problems created by their wars, by starting another war.

The definition of insanity involves expecting a different result when one repeats the same actions.  I think this could be the real meaning of American Exceptionalism.

Ron Paul still knows what's happening

Here he points out that the only gov't response to the Orlando shootings has been to allow more warrant-less spying on the population based upon prejudice, racism and mindless fear.

Every disaster is used as an excuse to turn the country into an Orwellian dictatorship.   Oh ... wait ... that's already happened.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How the primary system works to defeat democracy

Here is a text book on how to avoid responding to the will of the majority of voters:

The expediency offered by political parties seems to have given us a system wherein the individual voter's preferences are subservient to those of the party.

This is not a good system.

Some truth about the terrorism prevention industry

Vested interests created by governments are often the primary/root cause of terrorist incidents.  Check out this summary of recent events:

I don't understand why the agents who controls these informants and provide them with arms, explosives, technical training, transport, support, etc. are not charged with aiding and abetting terrorism.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Here the real scoop about the bank of Canada

The people of Canada own this bank, and are entitled to share in its profits.  The government of Canada is supposed to borrow money from the Bank of Canada.  Thus, a federal deficit becomes an investment, not a liability for the people of Canada.

Given the availability of the Bank Of Canada as a source of funds, would someone please explain why Canada borrows from charter banks?

Here's and detailed description of the issues:

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

We need to Redefine the Middle East wars

Every so often someone comes up with a good suggestion;

Why are all the political leaders so afraid of re-justifying the fighting in the Middle  East?  What really do they expect from all of the blood, guts, and hardware being destroyed over there?  Is it really only about continuing to produce weapons so that corporations can get rich?  I think that must be the answer.

If it was just oil, we could simply buy it for much less than is being spent on munitions.  Hence, the main purpose seems to be keeping the gunmakers happy.  Nothing else makes sense.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"Terror" is a phony problem

A useful analysis of how propaganda has stilted the ability of people to see the truth in their own world.  BS is accepted as the norm.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Why they hate us - Mideast version

A good summary of the actions of western corporations and governments in the Mideast over the last bunch of years.

No wonder they do not like the west.

How can anyone like these actions?

The Euripean Trade deal has been accepted by the gov"t

So just what are they details of the European Trade deal that the Liberal gov't just approved?

I look forward to seeing the text.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The pot calling the kettle black, or

...Hypocrisy???  What Hypocrisy???

I am forced to suggest that ours stinks as bad as theirs.

How conservative policies bankrupted a province

All the Conservative party supporters should be forced to come up with answers to rebut the FACTS presented in this little article about Alberta's woes:

One of the hallmarks of intelligent people is their ability to recognize when they are wrong when faced with facts. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The truth about western nations' interventions "in support of democracy"

Read this and decide if the west can still be considered the good guys in geopolitical discussions:

 For many parts of the world, the US and its supporters are the terrorists, and have been since the WWII fire- and atomic- bombing of major cities that did nothing but kill and incinerate civilians.

Monday, November 16, 2015

An alternate approach to dealing with ISIS

This article examines another way of dealing with the mess in the middle east that has been created by western interventions:

I am starting to think that the real purpose of the suicide bombings and terrorist attacks launched by ISIS types is to demonstrate to western populations the conditions under which millions of Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians, Yemenis and assorted other arab people live on a daily basis.  These are conditions which have resulted from western interventions, regime changes, and anti-terrorist drone bombings over the last 15 years or so.  To the best of their ability they are exporting shock and awe back to the western states that have been interfering in the middle east for decades.