Cowichan Conversations: Monsanto is Winning this year’s “Nobel Prize of Agriculture”

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   This message was sent to me along with a petition. (Thanks Tom) Please take a few minutes to read and then forward this along to your friends and mailing lists. If The Nobel Prize folks expect credibility respect then they will yank this bought and paid for award immediately. Push back is ...

The Disaffected Lib: Harper’s Dodgy Deal with Blackwater

From 2006 to 2008 the Harper government maintained an apparently illegal contract with Blackwater for the training of special forces troops and police officers.   Blackwater was supposed to disclose the deal and seek U.S. State Department approvals which it didn’t. Blackwater, now known as Academi LLC, is trying to fend off prosecution for illegally arming ...

The Disaffected Lib: Blackwater Buys Time

Academi LLC, better known by its earlier name, Blackwater, has forked over $7.5-million to buy a “Deferred Prosecution Agreement” from the U.S. government. The case focuses on allegations that Blackwater misled the U.S. government about arming and training foreign governments. The company isn’t off the hook.  Blackwater Academi has bought a 36-month reprieve during which ...

The Equivocator: Vigilantes and Mercenaries: The Harper Government and the Abdication of Responsibility

With the revelation that Minister Peter MacKay failed to ask many of the obvious/necessary questions when working on the F-35 procurement, the subject of basic ministerial/government responsibility has been weighing heavily on my mind as of late. When I listen to/discuss politics with my friends who are more libertarian-leaning conservatives, they argue that the government ...

April Reign: Blackwater Still Profiting From Death

April Reign Blackwater (Xe Services) is releasing a video game; “The video game is a fictional action first-person shooter, without any political agenda, and is being published to let gamers experience the challenging missions Blackwater operatives have experienced.” Of course it has no political agenda mercenaries don’t care who they fight for or who they ...