Allison Redford has a problem. Between mayor Mandel unleashing his fury on her government and the University of Alberta’s rage at the province’s letters of expectation progressives across the province are finally coming to see that Redford is simply not on their side. For the Liberals who saw that supporting the Progressive Conservatives preferable to [...]
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows – Bob Dylan
C’mon, tell us how you voted for Tremblay again and again and how much you thought he was a good mayor – Neath Turcot
Union Montréal manager was on engineering firm’s payroll CBC News Posted: Mar 12, 2013 2:52 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 12, 2013 3:11 PM ET
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Christian Ouellet told the Charbonneau commission that his role with a engineering firm that he maintained while he worked for Union Montréal was minimal. (Charbonneau commission ) Full coverage of the Quebec . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Corruption Probe Just Keeps Scoring
When we talk about complexity, resources and economic decline, it seems we’ve learned nothing from history.
In his talk in Barcelona, [Joseph] Tainter gave the example of the Roman Empire during the 3rd century A.D. At that time the empire faced a serious military crisis: invasions of foreign peoples and internal civil wars. The crisis was solved by Diocletian by doubling the size of the army, increasing taxes and enlarging bureaucracy; overall it was a considerable increase in complexity. Transforming the Roman Empire into sort of an early version of the Soviet Union was a solution – of a
. . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Bagel on a string: Collapse and the case for simplicity
This is where we come from and what we are doing. It’s not nice, it is mindboggingly stupid. Maybe it all just boils down to brain chemistry, one insanely little microscopic flaw that prevents us from really seeing anything at all…
While I enjoy reading the works of James Howard Kunstler, I’m always hesitant to talk or write about them. His low-tech vision of the future seems too far out there…his predictions too cynical, his outlook too pessimistic. And then a news story will grab my attention and make me wonder if he is, in fact, bang-on. This week it was a Stephen Leahy article entitled, Experts fear the collapse of global civilization. You know you’re in trouble when the really smart, normally cautious people—like University Professors—start freaking out.
Escalating climate disruption, ocean acidification, oceanic dead zones, depletion of
. . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Book Review: Too Much Magic
It seems like a lot of people are going to extremes with regards to the Mayan predictions – and I mean the skeptics as well as the fanatics. Some are dismissive of the Mayans altogether, while others are taking a very literal and grossly overly simplistic view, and thinking the world will end on a [...]
The Clown Apocalypse was not universally grim, unless you were coulrophobe with a debilitating fear of clowns. Apart from the moments of hilarity you’d sometimes get when you saw someone who was previously uncoordinated juggling while riding a unicycle, or … Continue reading →
Today we saw another Progressive Conservative choose to throw Ms. Redford and the PC campaign under the bus: this time, for the opposite reason Ms. Kennedy-Glans did yesterday. A MLA of four terms wanted Ms. Redford to defend him and the MLAs of the PC caucus rather than flip flop on her earlier position, of [...]
I knew there had to be a logical explanation, other than the depressing one provided by Jared Diamond in his book, Collapse. It was a societal Pez addiction. Alltop likes the chalky flavoured Pez. Wait…
Well it would appear that China has finally found a spot to park it’s unwanted USD. That would be here in good old Canada and all it cost them was leasing us two Pandas. What a deal! Back in 2011 I wrote a quick post about why Canada’s economy is good, bad and bullshit. A key portion of this post was that China was dumping the USD – but one year later with multiple countries such as Russia, India, and Iran writing off the USD as well one has to wonder, who exactly is taking it? Well it would appear
. . . → Read More: Hellberta: February mid-month round-up: Greece burns, Alberta gambles & Canada trades soul for Pandas
In chapter 1 of what now may be considered the beginnings of a World-War III we discussed what was then the active military action against Libya. We covered economic hitmen and the typical approach taken by western nations to overthrow or at least get nations to play along with their game.
Of course there are many other skirmishes going on, such as Syria but for me it is Iran which gets a “chapter 2″ due to the clear escalation it represents. Back in 2005 Michael Ruppert described exactly the scene we are seeing play out with Iran today:
I know it is
. . . → Read More: Hellberta: The Great Oil War [Chapter 2] : Iran
The Occupy movement is dead. Seriously. In it’s place however is the new American revolution. They look similar, and the new American revolution is still calling itself Occupy, but they are very different.
I’ll point out this difference for you in a very simple contrast of thought:1) Occupy: When it first started people asked how long it could possibly go on for.2) The revolution: People are asking how it can possibly end.
This difference may seem insignificant, but I assure you it is THE difference that makes this now a non-violent revolution. Whether you agree or don’t agree
. . . → Read More: Hellberta: November mid-month round-up: Occupy dies, the New World Order is born, the revolution begins
Move your money now – put it into gold, silver, and if you can, more importantly, a piece of land that can feed your family, tools for self-reliance such as solar and wind energy, seeds and garden tools, a trailer, teepee, yurt or cottage, in cas… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: BBC speechless as trader tells truth: “Collapse is coming… and Goldman Sachs rules the world”
I’m happy to say that since my last post Occupy Edmonton is doing very well. Edmonton (and the whole world) showed tremendous support tonight. I dare say Occupy Edmonton is nearing the amount of critical mass it needs to carry forward as a major movement. But where to?
All around the world it seems this is becoming the next big question: What is next for the Occupy movement? Will they start political parties? Will they make demands? I’ve been thinking about it for sometime from a theoretical point-of-view.
Some of the people who I talked with might remember me saying
. . . → Read More: Hellberta: Occupy: Out with the old, in with the new
“We Will Lead Every Revolution Against Us” — Theodor Herzl
It’s unfortunate I have to write this post as I have been an avid supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement before it even began in the United States. During the first week there was a media blackout at which point I told many people that “there is an occupation of Wall Street going on right now”. “Yea right”, they said “I would have heard about it on the news.”. Before Occupy Wall Street even started I have been writing about it abstractly. So before you assume I am
. . . → Read More: Hellberta: Reflections on Occupy / My experience with Occupy Edmonton
It’s 3:45am. For the past week I’ve had a churning in my stomach I can’t shake, and with it I can’t sleep. So much is on my mind, but so much is always on my mind — why should this week be any different? So I’m going to just sit here, and write in my little space on the internet. I don’t know yet even what I’m going to write about.
I can almost sense that the moment of just utter economic panic is closing in now. Since 9/11 who could have believed what we’ve seen? What we’ve witnessed? The
. . . → Read More: Hellberta: Another sleepless night
Update* Forbes is sourcing bogus stuff. I have contacted the author to either verify or correct.
Update2* I’ve contacted the author, and he was not aware the source was bogus. Bloomberg has not made this announcement, at least not yet. I still recommend giving these videos a watch though.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE ===========================================================In the wake of hurricane Irene Forbes is reporting that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has warned looters they will be put in internment camps if caught. This is a shocking development, and leads me to believe that the United State’s (and Canada’s?) network of internment camps is now
. . . → Read More: Hellberta: Forbes openly admits to internment camps in the U.S.A.
I don’t usually repost other people’s writings, but this article is too hard-hitting and important to pass up. If we want to understand better what is wrong with the economy and politics, this sheds more than a little light, and confirms th… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Why isn’t Wall St. in jail? And come to think of it, why isn’t Obama?
Peacenik watched the Superbowl and was appalled, amused, and entertained by all the hoopla. Like the U.S. has no problems. All is well with the world. What a celebration. WOW. War criminal George Bush was in the owner’s box, along with a whole bunch of other “celebrities/criminals”. What other country celebrates the worst of their society? (Btw George Bush had to cancel a trip to Switzerland to avoid getting arrested for war crimes.) What other country celebrates the worst of their society? Take a look at the list of dictatorial regimes the U.S. supports below. And every (Read more…)