The G20 scandal just got broader. Besides Canadian police massively violating protester’s rights, the NSA appears to have been assisted by CSEC to illegally spy on Canadians in Ontario for the G20.
Canada Defence Min declines to answer question from NDP about CBC report on NSA/G20 surveillance— Paul Vieira (@paulvieira) November 28, 2013
Nicholson won't comment on foreign intelligence activities. He says CSEC prohibited from spying on Cdns.. won't say if they did or didn't.— Michael Den Tandt (@mdentandt) November 28, 2013
Remember the Fake Lake? Maybe it was a giant cover for an underwater spy base? No, of (Read more…)
It’s worth remembering that marketers should not drive scientific research. Cigarettes are dangerous? We’d better make them appear less dangerous so they will still sell. I know, let’s filter the smoke. This fibre seems to do some filtering, or at least we can convince people of that. Wait, what’s the fibre? Asbestos.
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What Saskatchewan and Canada should do with oil wealth.
Something other than oil would be nice.
SK Climate Hearings talked about some of these solutions.
Andrew Coyne: Stephen Harper’s story — and reputation — still hanging on by a thread
Look, it’s still possible for the MSM to cling to the narrative that the PM didn’t know about the illegal activity going on in his office (that he gave the “go ahead” to, according to Wright in an email). What’s wrong with Coyne and the NatPo giving the PM a fair shake you might ask?
Consider their presentation of the choices: Knowing about the crime vs. authorizing the crime vs. being so dumb as to not realize there was a crime? “What’s the truth?” (Read more…)
Take 15 minutes, and listen to the last 5 years of Canadian politics be summed up off the top of my head.
What’s the PM’s next lie? Pretend he was on Crack, or in a Drunken Stupor when he gave Nigel Wright the go ahead to bribe Duffy?
The perfect graphic to illustrate Harper's involvement. #SenCA #Oshawa RT @ValckeNDP: #CTV nails it! #cdnpoli http://t.co/fXIKfeGtkf— Oshawa NDP (@OshawaNDP) November 21, 2013
Is it not obstruction of justice to knowingly give false answers to police? Asking for a senator.— Andrew Coyne (@acoyne) November 21, 2013
RCMP: (Read more…)
CBC was reporting that RCMP are calling the payment between Wright and Duffy a “bribe” and “breach of trust”. No charges yet. How come there are no charges from the Crown prosecutor?! The justice system shouldn’t wait until there is an angry protest 24/7 outside of the PMO before they enforce the law once they’ve discovered evidence of serious crime.
READING INTERNAL PMO EMAILS RENDERS ME A LITTLE GODDAMNED CYNICAL, YOU GUYS— Cranky Kady (@crankykady) November 20, 2013
Listen to a Harper Minister clearly state that Ministers are responsible for the actions of their staff.
Wright bribed Duffy, and Harper (Read more…)
Andrew Prescott got instructions from Jenni Byrne to avoid Elections Canada until she could consult a lawyer. Prescott’s work on the Guelph Conservative campaign in 2011 earned him notoriety for having a computer used also by Pierre Poutine. Some would conclude he’s at the very least met Poutine, but has managed to dodge being compelled to testify in court as to that. Poutine at the very least managed to pick the same robocall company Prescott used to make legitimate robocalls for the Conservative CPC campaign.
A list of some of the witnesses, one or two proved liars by Sona’s travel (Read more…)
If some Conservatives were lying about when they supposedly spoke to Michael Sona about a robocall scheme, how dependable are similar stories from other Conservatives egged on by the party’s lawyer, Arthur Hamilton?
Some of the most damaging testimony, according to a sworn statement by Elections Canada investigator Allan Mathews, comes from Rebecca Dockstaeder, who worked for CPC MP Chris Warkentin.
According to the Mathews document, Sona allegedly came by her office and that of another Warkentin staffer, John Schudlo, and boasted of his robocalls work “a week to 10 days” after the May 2, 2011 election. That would mean (Read more…)
One of the not-so-solemn duties of the blogosphere is to hold the Main Stream Media in check when they go a little astray. I’m not sure if I should hold Andrew Coyne’s hand as I walk him back to where he was a week ago, or if I should slap it for being caught in the Conservatives’ propagand acookie jar. Mmmm, raisins.
Here’s where Coyne was last week:
.@acoyne: We’ve grown used to seeing prime ministers sealed inside an impenetrable bubble, but a whole party? ow.ly/qs0nR #CPC13— canada.com (@thecanadacom) November 04, 2013
Here he was (Read more…)
Old, but important in understanding that PM Harper’s corrupt team isn’t new at it.
At this point, I really don’t give a damn if Toronto Mayor Rob Ford did drugs. If he did it certainly hasn’t impaired his performance as a politician. What I do care about are the following:
Ford obviously has major issues. Be they mental or substance, or both, he needs to deal with them before someone really gets hurt. His city has an excellent benefits package that includes
Postmedia reports “Sen. Mike Duffy told a spellbound upper chamber Monday that the prime minister’s former chief of staff, who paid him $90,000 to cover his housing expenses, had also arranged a second cheque to pay his legal bills.” And:
A court document filed by RCMP Cpl. Greg Horton says that Wright’s lawyers told the RCMP that the March 26 payment from Wright to Duffy was a CIBC bank draft sent to Duffy’s lawyer, Janice Payne.
The source says that the transfer was handled by Cassels Brock, where Hamilton works.
Wright’s lawyers told the RCMP that the party had (Read more…)
Nigel Wright has resigned as PM Harper's chief of staff. This is a real loss to the people & good government of Canada.— (@davidfrum) May 19, 2013
Nigel Wright has resigned as PMSH's chief of staff.— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) May 19, 2013
Well, that's one way to start a Sunday: Nigel Wright has just resigned as the PM's chief of staff. #hw— kady o'malley (@kady) May 19, 2013
Well Duffy left caucus, Wright resigned, and all's well that ends well, right?— (@FakeSteveHarper) May 19, 2013
Today, @TonyClementCPC announced a new mandatory system for (Read more…)
It’s very important to Canada’s economy that we send a resource (we can’t use without killing the planet) to Communist China so their economy can continue to pollute at record pace as they ship unneeded goods to the United States and Canada so we can bury them in our landfills when we aren’t burning them to create electricity to power our other throw-away devices.
I’ve predicted for a year or so that the power brokers in Ottawa will soon sense that Harper isn’t their meal ticket any longer and jump bandwagons to Trudeau because they are not (Read more…)
More claims from the accused in the Prime Minister’s Office vs. Senator Mike Duffy, came to light today.
The PMO claimed the money from Nigel Wright was part of “compassion and friendship” toward Duffy. Duffy said it was part of an extortion deal where he’d take hush money for improperly claiming Senate per-diem money while campaigning for the Conservative Prime Minister. If he talked, he was to lose his seat as a Senator.
Duffy has gone from one of the Conservative Party's 'greatest assets' to one of its 'greatest liabilities,' says Bayne. #hw— kady o'malley (@kady) October 21, (Read more…)
The latest leak from Snowden reveals the shocking aim of Canada’s signals intelligence. Now that the global ware on terrorism is apparently won, the prodigious number of analysts apparently are tasked with corporate espionage for the benefit of Enbridge. That’s a heck of a big, Made In Canada problem the Harper Conservatives had better solve right away.
Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who aided in publishing reports that allege Canada spied on Brazil’s Energy and Mines Ministry, testified in front of a Senate committee in that country on Wednesday.
The columnist with the Guardian newspaper was asked by the congressional (Read more…)
It’s super embarrassing to have these sorts of puppet, lying people in office, when it’s so critically important for Canada to be making REAL, FACTUAL efforts against climate change.
.@leonaaglukkaq You must seriously not understand the words coming out of your fingers. It's embarrassing. #coal #cdnpoli #FromTheFuture?— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) September 27, 2013
Yep, SaskPower’s coal plants are still there. Sorry Lying Leona, your “fact” is a lie. Are you from the future or something? If so, you should be more careful to make temporally accurate fact claims.
Her comment is really so stupid, there’s no way to (Read more…)
Dean Del Mastro charged nationalnewswatch.com/2013/09/26/new… #cdnpoli— Will (@natnewswatch) September 26, 2013
.@torontodan @stribe39 Leaving the question, when will #Penashue be charged for overspending and illegal contributions? #elxnfraud #cdnpoli— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) September 26, 2013
The Prime Minister’s former point man for the Robocalls scandal (known as RoboCon around my blog and other fine reading establishments), has finally been charged for submitting false documents to Elections Canada along with his campaign buddy Richard McCarthy:
Commissioner of Canada Elections Announces the Laying of Canada Elections Act Charges Ottawa, September 26, 2013
Pursuant to a decision by the (Read more…)
Good old visitor logs, shining light on the hogs.
These are also the only times that the names of Tkachuk, then chairman of the Senate’s internal economy committee, and Gerstein, who heads the Conservative Fund of Canada, appear in the February visitor logs for the Langevin building, which is across the street from Parliament Hill. Outside of the two days in February, none of the three men appear as visitors to the Prime Minister’s Office in the visitor logs on any other days from January to April.
A spokesman for Harper said the prime minister “did not participate in (Read more…)
I noticed another person with a CIBC 2-factor authentication fob on their key chain last week. It displays a seemingly random number that actually only a special server knows, so if a password is stolen, so too must the fob containing the random number code that changes every minute. Without both the password, and the fob, a thief is unable to log into a stolen account.
Passwords make the Web work, so we can have ‘our’ stuff, and keep unwanted and very unwelcome people from viewing it and changing our own information. So a title like “Kill the Password: (Read more…)
With the Robocalls trial under way, some newer information is becoming public. That’s no thanks to the judge who has imposed a partial publication ban on investigative documents.
One person with a legitimate account to make robocalls at RackNine, was Andrew Prescott. On Thursday he wrote me to bring to my attention a new detail other than Rogers’ IP mistake brought up in court. Apparently Matt Meier of RackNine made an error initially in linking Prescott’s RackNine robocall account to a proxy server in Saskatchewan. The same proxy server was used by Pierre Poutine to order illegal robocalls for Guelph’s (Read more…)
The trial of maybe the only Conservative stooge to face a judge for illegal robocalls during the last federal election, is underway.
Sona is a stooge, and I think an election criminal. He was from the get-go when he burst onto the scene in 2011 as the thug who tried to snatch a ballot box in Guelph. Did he access thousands of phone numbers in CIMS for which he didn’t have authorization for from CPC HQ? Nope. He’s a player in a conspiracy that robocalled the Conservatives to victory last time. There’s a cover up in Ottawa which the RCMP (Read more…)
Did I just dream about the blackmail and corruption in the #PMO and Senate that CTV reported last night? #Duffy #cdnpoli— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) August 27, 2013
Two senators were named last night in a Bob Fife report, after he saw an incriminating email where the seators threatened fellow senator Mike Duffy with expulsion from the Senate if he didn’t accept Wright’s $90,000 pay-off. Could this be why Duffy said he wanted a full airing of the circumstances under which he agreed to go along with the scheme to cover up his bogus residency expense claims?
.@natnewswatch @ (Read more…)
There was a time in Canadian history when it was possible to elect a politician who wasn’t an alcohol drinker (Gardiner, for example). Now it may still be possible to elect someone who doesn’t drink coffee.
.@RealMattHopkins @margaretresin How DARE the Liberal leader NOT abuse a widely accepted drug! #Caffeine— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) August 22, 2013
It’s time to end prohibition on marijuana. This isn’t said to support the Liberals, it’s to support what will create the best society for Canada. The Drug War is an American political invention, boosted by Reagan, and it’s a social (Read more…)
I was thinking of getting a BLE sticker for my bike to be able to track it remotely if it was stolen, but Tile might work much better. It’ll create a lost&found spy network to make theft of property much more challenging for idiots who still try stealing tracking devices like iPhones these days.
Thoughts on #TileApp? Genius in its simplicity. Frightening in its stalkability. thetileapp.com— Marc with a C (@p0stmarc) August 20, 2013
@packetwire @JohnKleinRegina @BikeRegina Just checked…very cool and very useful for just about everything in my life!— Regina Police (@reginapolice) August 21, 2013
Is he just really bad at figuring out where his legal primary residence is? Is Duffy a victim of Harper PMO corruption? Seems like a willing victim until just recently.