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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #ERRE Electoral Reform Committee in Regina

First Expert guests I watched presenting to the committee were unable to understand French question fired at them because they were not equipped with translation headphones. Nathan Cullen leaped up and got the headsets for them. CLC points out they are a political org and that is why they are interested in this subject of […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #ERRE Electoral Reform Committee in Regina

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #RoboCon: Revisiting the 2008 Election Fraud

In light of this news from Elizabeth May, it may be worth re-reading these blog entries from 2012 and 2009. Duffy’s trial raised some damning information about the first infamous robocalls used to steal an election for the Conservatives in B.C. And read Alison’s more recent recap. I certainly think that Duffy’s testimony should be […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #RoboCon: Revisiting the 2008 Election Fraud

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau on Forest Fire Tragedy

The Prime Minister spoke about forest fires’ connection to climate change at a community affected by a massive evacuation due in part to climate change. “The reality of climate change is that we’re going to see more and more extreme weather events and we need to make sure that as a country we’re properly equipped […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau on Forest Fire Tragedy

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Imagine if Martin Luther King Jr., Tommy Douglas and Tony Benn were President of the US, and Prime Ministers of Canada and Britain, respectively. The world would certainly be a far better, more just, freer, more peaceful, and safer place. But we do not. In all three of these “leading” nations we have neoliberal corporate . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Imagine if Martin Luther King Jr., Tommy Douglas and Tony Benn were President of the US, and Prime Ministers of Canada and Britain, respectively. The world would certainly be a far better, more just, freer, more peaceful, and safer place. But we do not. In all three of these “leading” nations we have neoliberal corporate . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Canadians were so eager to get rid of Stephen Harper, they forgot they weren’t served very well by a mainstream party holding a majority on power the last 4 years.

*uncharacteristically crumples plan paper up into a ball and throws it in the garbage* Me yesterday:

October 19, 2015 at 1:35 PM:

The alternate universe . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Canadians were so eager to get rid of Stephen Harper, they forgot they weren’t served very well by a mainstream party holding a majority on power the last 4 years.

*uncharacteristically crumples plan paper up into a ball and throws it in the garbage* Me yesterday:

October 19, 2015 at 1:35 PM:

The alternate universe . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CBC Wrecks Another Debate #elxn42

I’ve long called for More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters, and CBC again disappoints.

Not much watchdog press left in Canada. No wonder people reject mainstream journalism for real reporting online.#cbc https://t.co/cWMUdIm5s3

— John MacDougall (@coircomann) October 2, 2015

Despite efforts by the major TV broadcasters, NDP have refused to participate . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: CBC Wrecks Another Debate #elxn42

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Glop And Pail Leaves Greens Out of Debate

The Globe and Mail, Google Canada, and Munk Debates all ought to be ashamed of their brands.

In both cases, the organizers say they chose to invite leaders whose parties have official status in the House of Commons, which requires at least 12 seats. The Green party, Bloc Quebecois and Forces et Democratie each have . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Glop And Pail Leaves Greens Out of Debate

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Just Not Ready To Debate

Who's not ready??? #cdnpoli #GPC pic.twitter.com/Beuw1DUacQ

— Elizabeth May MP (@ElizabethMay) May 29, 2015

*Zing

Also, Goodbye Peter MacKay:

Good news everyone! Peter MacKay or Conservative polling indicated that MacKay wouldn’t have held his seat! And/Or he’s got a cushy private job lined up with a bank.

And I wish . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Just Not Ready To Debate

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Take Their Debate Ball and Hide In A Closet

After so much effort from the Greens to ensure all Canadians can hear an inclusive debate, what the Conservatives are doing now is absurd and frustrating. So the Cons are behaving typically. Will the media let them get off? Yes, history shows.

Of course, the less the Prime Minister says, the less he gets in . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Take Their Debate Ball and Hide In A Closet

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Oh My

Monday morning CBC news with David Common led with the story of Elizabeth May’s failed PPG skit on Saturday. How’s that for perspective? These are the people who until last month had been considering not even letting the Green Party leader speak at the televised leaders’ debates, and now she’s a top story two days . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Oh My

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Opposed to Coalition?

Yesterday’s news:

.@davidcommon Odd report by @ElliottLouise about @JustinTrudeau & @ThomasMulcair #coalition didn't mention @ElizabethMay & @CanadianGreens.

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) April 15, 2015

Today’s news: Most Canadians are opposed to a coalition government. Presently the only party with the word “coalition” in its founding documents is the Conservative Party of Canada, and yes . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Opposed to Coalition?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters

The unethical fools at the Broadcast Consortium will probably gladly keep Elizabeth May away from the debates this year too. Especially amusing is the Conservative spokes-tool saying more participants would make it a gong show. Mulcair wanting a debate focused on women, while angling to keep the only female leader out of the room, is . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: May was never contacted about #elxnfraud complaint in #RoboCon

“If the Commissioner of Canada Elections is prepared to ignore the findings of two judges, I think that will speak very poorly of the powers of investigations we have in this country to explore electoral fraud.”

Côté has not yet responded to May’s complaint.

It’s absolutely unacceptable that Elections Canada failed to contact the leader . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: May was never contacted about #elxnfraud complaint in #RoboCon

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail (aka Conor’s Back Yard) May 2014

After a long tough winter followed by some high waters along the St John River it is nice to be able to  again walk Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail, barely a minute’s walk from our home.  Best of all, the bird life is active again, very active on the North Riverfront Trail. 

. . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton’s North Riverfront Trail (aka Conor’s Back Yard) May 2014

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Oil Putting Food on Families

Pardon the Bushism. The CPC’s spin regarding the oil crowding out grain shipments by rail must be inspired by Dubya.

@saskboy @LHubich That's an odd argument. Isn't grain literally the food?— Stefani Langenegger (@SLangeneggerCBC) March 07, 2014

Elizabeth May provides some sanity on the issue.

“The current rail cars used for shipping hazardous materials are . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Oil Putting Food on Families

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Greens: Conservatives Ordered Illegal Destruction of Canadian Records

Elizabeth May on Harper government's library closures: Book burning doesn't remind me of this century #CDNpoli— Mike De Souza (@mikedesouza) January 27, 2014

A worrying subset of the Canadian population seems content settling for a Conservative Party that willingly destroys Canadian heritage and property. How can Canadians peacefully stop the looting and burning of our . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Greens: Conservatives Ordered Illegal Destruction of Canadian Records

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Greens Catch Harper in a New $100M+ Lie

The Canadian government is spending our tax money on Enbridge’s impossibly risky scheme that will ruin BC’s coast.

“Documents obtained from Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans reveal that at a time when core science is being cut across the Government of Canada, tax dollars are being spent to do Enbridge’s homework . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Greens Catch Harper in a New $100M+ Lie

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Rathgerber Out of the Strong, Stable, National, Majority, Conservative Government

Who could forget Harper’s “strong, stable” majority comment during his victory speech in 2011 after his party swept to surprise power on a wave of election fraud supporting his party? Two years later, the Cons have lost disgraced Minister Penashue to a campaign overspending (and illegal contribution) crime for which he resigned (has not be . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Rathgerber Out of the Strong, Stable, National, Majority, Conservative Government

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: End Point

If we pass the point of no return, we will have runaway global warming and the end point is human extinction. I don’t think people quite get that yet.

I know many who don’t take the issue of civilization’s survivability very seriously. Most of my peers have grown up hearing that climate change is happening, . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: End Point

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Women In Short Pants Run Around, Bullying MPs

It’s always good to hear Elizabeth May speak in the House. Today was no disappointment, as she took the Prime Minster’s Office to task for being a totally unaccountable creation of the unwritten constitution, where $10,000,000 goes each year to die.

May: The guys in short pants who run around bullying MPs, muzzling scientists . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Women In Short Pants Run Around, Bullying MPs

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wright Quits, Wallin & Duffy Half-Quit, May Lashes the PM #cdnpoli

What dirt does Duffy have on the Prime Minister, that would have had him order his Chief of Staff to cut Mike Duffy a cheque for more than $90,000?

Mike #Duffy and Nancy Greene, #senators raising money for CPC. Corruption and sponsorship #cdnpoli #revolting. en: youtu.be/FJUCugE8ZZQ— Susan (@SusanFelicity) May 19, 2013

It’s not this video . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Wright Quits, Wallin & Duffy Half-Quit, May Lashes the PM #cdnpoli

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Garlic: Interview With Carbon Dioxide

The Onion hasn’t lived up to its journalistic standards of fake news, so I’m writing a piece for The Garlic, and interviewing Carbon Dioxide to get its thoughts on surpassing the dangerous 400 parts per million mark.

John Klein (JK): So, Carbon Dioxide, do you mind if I call you Carbon for short?

Carbon Dioxide . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: The Garlic: Interview With Carbon Dioxide

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Stopped Conserving

It’s frustrating to be a Canadian, with such terrifically stupid and dishonest political representation. Sure, our insecure ‘strong’ leaders don’t send the police to your door (unless you’ve written them a mean letter), but that mildly redeeming trait isn’t enough. They have to stop denying that climate change isn’t killing people, and they must stop . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Stopped Conserving