Monday, October 22, 2007

 

Demockracy at it's finest

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/973791.html

"Head office steps in
Conservatives shunt officials aside in Casey’s riding, will pick party’s next candidate
By CATHY von KINTZEL Truro Bureau
Mon. Oct 22 - 5:26 AM

We’re appointing a management committee that will run the operations of the board until a point where we’re able to call an annual general meeting and elect a new board.’
DON PLETTTory national party president"

All politics are local until A national party gets elected then it's all Centrist.

Harper isn't governing he is politicking from the PM's office.

http://www.940news.com/nouvelles.php?cat=23&id=102150

"N.S. Tory riding association board refuses to resign over Casey's nomination at 19:19 on October 21, 2007, EDT.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

WENTWORTH, N.S. - A Conservative riding executive in northern Nova Scotia is refusing to resign over its contentious nomination of ousted MP Bill Casey and instead will seek a new mandate from local members.

The riding association wants to nominate Casey for the next federal campaign, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the party's national council have said Casey will not be allowed to run as a Tory.

Casey was kicked out of caucus earlier this year for voting against the federal budget, complaining that it made changes to a deal designed to protect Nova Scotia's offshore revenues.

Scott Armstrong, president of the Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley riding association, says national council president Don Plett told the board members today they could either choose a different candidate or resign.

But he says the board will do neither, and instead will hold an annual general meeting next month to let local members voice their opinion.

Armstrong says the board still wants Casey as the candidate, and he expects local party members will agree at next month's meeting. "

Saturday, October 20, 2007

 

Systemically flawed canadian federation

First off I don't support any National federal party because of our systemically flawed political system.

Secondly I don't consider the CRAP party to have legally won their minority govt due to all of their broken promises to the electorate and their money laundering scheme which they used to circumvent the election funding rules.

Having said that I don't understand the majority opposition parties reluctance to bring down the govt.

Polls are for sheeple. It is all in the question or the phrasing of the question. Or for that matter the demographics of those polled which generally only takes into consideration population and not the members of this federation so I guess polls to are systemically flawed and are playing along.

Anyway if there were a question in a poll that asked equally all of the provinces

"Who do you think would make the best leader of a national federal party in a minority government?"

What do you think the outcome would be for the leadership question?

All politics are local until any national federal party gets elected then they are they become centrist. In part quest to get re-elected and in part because the majority of the MP's draw the party line and in part because the bureaucracy is all centered in and for ON/QU.

Never do you hear any party say they are doing what's in the best interest of the majority of the members of this federation. Now that would be a party that is a true nation builder not self centered election -re-election catering to and preying on our systemically flawed political system.

So if you agree like me that it isn't the political parties nor is it the politicians that is the cause but rather a symptom how do we change a system that by it's very nature gives people a sense of involvement control and a feeling of hope but where the powers that be don't want to see it change?

By the powers that be I mean the people. Unfortunately the majority of those people are centred on 2% of the canadian federations land mass and in two provinces ON/QU.

The politicians in those provinces even if they weren't apart of a national federal party and ignored the dynamics of our systemically flawed federation wouldn't have a chance of getting elected if they were to campaign on changing our systemically flawed demockracy to give each of the members of this federation some form of equality.

They know all to well what happened to Peterson when he offered up just two senate seats he was re soundly defeated and run out of Ontario. So the true barrier to changing our systemically flawed political system are the people of ON and to a lesser degree Qu.

Now I think every one would agree that there has to be a place for majority of the population but it shouldn't be the end aall be all of our federation or we are doomed.

I could see something like a veto as a compromise. At least with a veto ON/QU would have to justify their cubageousness but as it stands it is a given that ON/QU get pandered to and built upon on the backs of the colonies.

It isn't necessarily Ontarians nor Quebecers fault because in large part it can be blamed on the system but where the people of ON/QU can really be blamed is when they refuse to accept change and feel they have a god given right to control this federation.

Into the belly of the beast campaign in ON/QU for systemic change towards equal representation for the members of this so called federation.

http://www.nlfirst.ca/

Friday, October 19, 2007

 

Health care sick parade

I don't know why our health care system doesn't do what the military does to fix the doctor shortage and wait times crisis.

While itmight not solve he wait time crisis for specialty doctors or surgeries it would definately go along way towards helping with the doctor shortage.

Sick parade is one hour every morning at a clinic when you get to see any doctor in that clinic.

Seeing as most people only go see a doctor for minor none concurring issues that generally speaking only requires a diagnosis and a prescription. Once diagnosed if you need follow ups or a further consultation you would make an appointment to go see your family doctor or if necessary a specialist.

It would basically be along the same lines as what the emergency rooms now have in place currently. Exception being the order of service would be first come first serve. By doing this it should also relieve the emergency rooms from alot of the minor ailments that people currently visit emergency rooms for.

It would also serve to increase work productivity in that people wouldn't necessarily need to take a whole day of just the hour in the morning or for that matter if there are enough clinics in a given area the sick time for the different clinics could be spread out over the day.

Now in order for this to be efficient patients medical files would all need to be digitized and available to the medical community for better history and diagnosis.

Fact of the matter is I'm amazed patient files aren't digitized yet.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

 

Capitalizing on the Death of our planet


Churchill port, rail line to see $68M in improvements
Last Updated: Friday, October 5, 2007 | 11:26 AM CT
CBC News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged Friday to spend millions to improve the Port of Churchill and the rail line leading to it.


http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/10/05/harper-churchill.html

Who put the Pyromaniac in charge of the Gas station? You did.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

 

Danny Williams Meets mark Critch LOL

http://www.cbc.ca/22minutes/

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

 

All the world is a proxy

October 14, 2007
Israel Struck Syrian Nuclear Project, Analysts Say
By DAVID E. SANGER and MARK MAZZETTI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 — Israel’s air attack on Syria last month was directed against a site that Israeli and American intelligence analysts judged was a partly constructed nuclear reactor, apparently modeled on one North Korea has used to create its stockpile of nuclear weapons fuel, according to American and foreign officials with access to the intelligence reports.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

 

Hydrogen Defense against Climate Change

Hydrogen Defense against Climate Change

Mark your calendars for Hydrogen Week in Canada's Capital Region!

WHEN: October 24, 2007

WHERE: Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel, Gatineau, Québec

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

 

Expanding International Appalachian Trail

Opening up the interior print this article
Expanding International Appalachian Trail is painstaking work, but the result is worth the effort

ALLAN BOCK
The Western Star

The interior of the Northern Peninsula is a broad expanse of ponds, mountains and wind-swept barrens.

It’s rugged, scenic and beautiful, yet few know of its special qualities because it’s relatively inaccessible.

A group is making strides in a bid to change that.

Without much fanfare, the provincial chapter of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) has been diligently planning the development of a trail network in the southern section of the peninsula.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

 

Fred Wilcox independant candidate for Virgin Waters

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Monday, October 01, 2007

 

To the earth's Mantle (NL) and back



Great expose and doc of a geological field trip to see the earth's mantle.

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