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040630-Oh Election Day, eh??!!! HAHAHAHAHA

Things that are so great about Canada -
Second place could be best - "...Escaping that politically expedient but high-risk relationship is just one of the advantages for the party that falls a few seats short. While its rival struggles to govern - an exercise that usually demands overtly flexible principles and quickly abandoned campaign promises - the runner-up can regroup while it conspires to defeat the government on a favourable issue...." - the context doesn't matter - what matters is that here in the excitement of the Big Election Day commentary we have a writer probably inadvertently starkly revealing the whole point of party politics in Canada - ruling. As opposed to, oh, something like taking care of the people of Canada who they are theoretically representing, which, as we all really know, doesn't matter diddly squat - getting POWER is what it's all about - and those perks that are due to you for the betrayal you are participating in. Even if the party in power was doing pretty good stuff overall (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA) - nonetheless, the first and main job of the opposition party would be seen as getting rid of THEM and getting US in power. Sort of like your basic street gang with three piece suits or skirts or whatever and big office and advertising budgets.

As opposed to - well - the idea that we have a bunch of representatives going to parliament from 308 ridings in Canada, each of whose FIRST responsibility is to the people who elected him or her!!!!!!!

Seriously - competetive team sports are ok as games, but when it comes to running the country, it's a bit more serious, and wouldn't it make a FUCK of a lot more sense to have a bunch of people in our National Government who were simply committed to working together to make our country as good as it could be for ALL of us?????


Speaking of "democracy" - election results

Liberals 135
"Conservatives" 99
Bloc 54
NDP 19

- now who would guess from looking at that those plain unembelished numbers that the NDP actully won about 25% more votes than the Bloc? No that ain't a misprint and it's in all the papers.


- and you wouldn't get the idea from reading the press anyway that anyone actually gives a shit about it. - well, there is the ODD story mentioning it, but never in very favorable terms (like, for instance, the amazing benefits to be gained from "free trade" treaties or lowertaxes lowertaxes LOWERTAXES!!!!!) - this crapola, for instance - Three parties squeezed in first-past-the-post system have chance to change it - "...Layton has fallen in line with the likes of the Green party, the Marijuana party and fringe groups...." (note the message - only "fringe groups" want this nonsense - like the NDP!!!" - or "...In this election, none of the major parties were seriously burned by the system... The Bloc won 17 per cent of the seats on roughly 12 per cent of the vote. The Tories get 32 per cent of the seats on 29 per cent of the vote. The Liberals get 44 per cent of the seats on the basis of 37 per cent of the votes...." - the fine, penetrating analysis we've come to expect from the Canadian media - note how "none of the "major" parties were effected" - obviously, the NDP is not a "major" party in this writer's view - even though they got more of the actual vote than the Bloc the writer is calling a major party, indicating more Canadians like them - for reasons unexplained, a "fringe" party from Quebec running candidates in only one province and getting 12% of the national vote is a "major" party though - and it's not quite fair to say they were "not affected" by the FPTP system - they were affected quite favorably, as they actually should have gotten something closer to 35 seats rather than over 50, so they pretty much benefitted - hard to see them wanting to change the system, anyway - those who benefit so well from something evil or nasty rarely want to change things - like you're not going to hear bankers clamoring to expose the National Debt scam anytime soon HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - and no, the "cons" aren't going to be in any hurry either - recall Mulroney and 88 - there would be no "free trade" if we'd had PR in those days. And no NAFTA (hard to imagine the NDP selling out as quickly as Chretien did on his own anyway ....)

Democracy sure don't mean the same to me as it evidently does to either the press folk (which I understand) as to mrmsjoeblow, which I DON'T understand so well - all the ideas I have that explain this phenomena are very uncomplimentary, and I am trying to be nicer. I can see it's going to be a struggle, as always - getting older and fucking grumpier anyway sure ain't helpin matters).


- ahhhh - getting too tied up with too many things to think straight - here's one I didn't think of (and you sure ain't gonna encounter in the corporate propaganda press hereabouts - Did photo-finish panic bust NDP breakthrough? - Pollsters have some explaining to do by Mel Watkins - "....Mostly, I got suckered by the pollsters. In truth, they've got some major explaining to do. Remember all those headlines at the end about a dead heat between the Liberals and Conservatives... One possibility, actually, is that all the predictions of a race too close to call caused voters to panic at the possibility of a Harper government and to abandon the NDP for the Liberals..." - mmmhmmm. if we were bettin folks, and could strap a few people down to a friendly surgical table and apply a wee shot of a harmless but effective drug (sodium pentathol sort of thing) and ask some folks a few questions - well - wouldn't that be just interesting???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - and by the by, Mel ain't yer average CT (conspiracy theorist) - he's right there on the "that darn Saddam buffaloed the whole US military machine from his little cave in Afghanistan" bandwagon for 911, and apparently thinks the National Debt is just the natural workings of the Canadian economy....

And another great, great thing about Canada we didn't hear much from either our Great Democratic Politicians or the Great Democratic Canadian Media during this "campaign" - secret trials - if we keep it up, sometime in the future they'll be writing great stuff about Canada - "Yep, grandson, back there in those terrible days when the world was getting ready for another great struggle against fascism, there was Canada right in the middle, joining the great fascist governments of the time, especially the US, in stopping those they called enemies in any way possible - such as the very infamous "secret trials" of the day, setting the precedent for expansion and justification of the evil to spread everywhere....." - Zundel trial won't hear from judge - the whole story is amazing, but "...Mr. Zundel's deportation was ordered under a rarely used security certificate, a process by which the Canadian Security Intelligence Service can provide information in secret sessions.... The Zundel defence team is not privy to the information, yet it must still convince Judge Blais that it is unreliable..." - are you catching the meaning of these words?!?!?!?! - in the Secret Trial, the defence is NOT being told what the charges are - but if they cannot refute those charges, their client is guilty!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA - I can just see ol Joe Stalin's little grin from here. He definitely approves.

On this "Canada Day" weekend - Oh Canada, I hang my head in shame at what has become of my home and native land....

Election? Did anyone anywhere anytime during this great opportunity of an election campaign to say what kind of Canada we want to live in express a bit of outrage at this shit in Canada????? Not that I heard..... about all you can figure from that is that everyone figures it's ok - I mean to say, in terms of importance, this trumps - or SHOULD - bigtime things like the "gun registry" or "gay marriage" or "inheritance tax" or most of the other "issues" people were blabbering about. Not a good sign. Let's not forget - about 90% of Germans thought Hitler was absolutely great during the runup period.....

Here's a good piece (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NO PUN A!!!!) - Friends come to aid of smeared journalist - Antonia is always worth reading, you can tell because she almost NEVER makes it to the opinion page of the online version of the Star, ya gotta go lookin - this is kind of an aside - but she notes at one place "....Some 200 friends and colleagues are hoping to raise enough money to ease Cameron's crushing "$117,000 and growing" legal burden as she fights to protect her reputation from further attack by the legal team representing Karlheinz Schreiber, the businessman now battling extradition to Germany, where he faces fraud charges...." - so let's have a hand here too for Canada's great wonderful legal system - "everyone is equal under the law" !!!!! - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA - that is to say, of course, those who can afford it - and if ya can't?? FUCK YA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! - sort of like running for parliament - open to everyone (with the bucks!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA)

- a bit later on, Antonia gets in a couple of GREAT digs at how things work in this country (the censors probably missed them, censors not being the sharpest knives in ANY drawer they're found in...) - "....Cameron continued digging into the story, eventually authoring The Last Amigo: Karlheinz Schreiber And The Anatomy Of A Scandal. Meanwhile, the RCMP, which had relied on Cameron's research in its, you should pardon the expression, "investigation," had, apparently without her knowledge, designated her a confidential informant — which many people saw as a breach of, you should pardon this one too, "journalistic ethics."..."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA - RIGHT ON ANTONIA!!!!! - sort of a rude lady there, in daring to say such things!!! - I suppose I better watch out - as soon as the new corporate owners find out what she's doing, she'll have to start a website or something - The Rude Greek!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - love ya kid!!!

- ahhh - another piece in the puzzle becomes more clear - Strategic voters critical - the usual, about how voters are "....Strategic voting involves supporting a candidate other than your first choice, perhaps to send a message to the party in power, to keep another party from winning or to bolster the parliamentary clout of a third party..." - now, I believed this shit for awhile, even sort of supported the idea a bit now and then, such as suggesting it be done at various times in the past - but I've been thinking about it a bit more and, as a guy who likes to probe around in dark corners looking for the REAL reasons things are working the way they are, it occurs to me that this "strategic voting" shit is getting oversold just a bit - and then BOINGO!!! or whatever, the light appears in the dark! - you see, what "strategic voting" was to me, was - when, for instance, the Libs and NDP are supporting the same policies against a strong in-power government (think the 1988 Free Trade Election) - then ONE of the parties withdraws a candidate in a particular riding where the other party's candidate is the best chance, and they combine their resources to defeat the dangerous guy, like Mulroney! - but nononono!!! - that never happened - my own grasshopperness showing itself, my own innocence and naivete, thinking other people actually mean what they say sometimes (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT I TOLD YA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!

But what it all is, is just another way to get people to keep voting for Bay St, and NOT turn to the natural People's Party, insofar as Canada has one, the NDP (they are NOT perfect, far from it - but at least they are mostly on our side, whereas the Libs and Republican-northers are most assuredly not). I mean that is to say, think about it - the normal thought process, it seems to me, would be something like - "Hmmmm - really fed up with the Libs, and no way I want somebody who wants to turn us into Americans officially running the country - maybe it's time to give that Layton guy a chance - he talks ok...." - but NOW - HAHAHAHAHA - we are supposed to believe the "natural" thought pattern is more like - "Well - don't really care for the way the Libs have been acting the last few years - and maybe I'd like to give the NDP people a chance - but golly gee them Harper Conservatives are SOOOOO darn scary, I guess I better vote for the Libs to make sure the Harperites don't get elected!!!"

Read that again. Make sense to you????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - let's ratio that in a legal sort of sense - "Hmmmm - I really dislike option A, and option B scares the shit out of me, and option C sounds pretty good - so the obviously best thing to do is vote for option A."

I mean - any shrink would want you put in a safe place where they could observe you for awhile with that kind of "thinking", right????

- but after months of reading about option A in the press and hearing it on the tv - and never ONCE reading or hearing about the natural option C - well, what's a person going to do, especially one who has been raised on tv, and raised to do what that talking box suggests over and over and over and over again - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA hey martha lets get off down to the mall there y'know, lots of great sales this weekend..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - and then add in the additional factor of suspicious polls a la Mel above.....

And the clincher - the writer of this piece feels that political commentators are writers are "artists" - "....Johnston said speculation by pundits and political scientists about strategic voting helped crystallize the concept among ordinary voters.... "There's a sense that life is imitating art," he said...." No shit. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA - this is right up there with the "jounalistic excellence" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA awards - these guys really love themselves!!!!!! - I guess that would be some pretty fertile ground for shrinks these days too - although, actually, come to think of it, shrinks would probably understand these guys pretty good too, since their job is pretty much the same - keeping the good guys with real brains and ethics from threatening the evil fucks running the place..... (yea yea they go after the odd psycho too - the psychos threaten the evil fucks like the ethically sound ones do...)

More of the propaganda matrix - Election results a freeze-frame in history by Chantal Hebert - in which she says "...In 1988, Canadians elected a majority Tory government...." !!!!!!!! - this is the current mythology - but Canadians did no such thing!!!! - the people who run the electoral process forced a majority government on us, even though a solid majority of Canadians actually voted to get rid of Mulroney and his so-called "free trade" treaty!!!! - but the constant barrage of propaganda we get from the corporate press tells us that we elected a majority government!

Maybe the real artists had it better - that old song by some Bonnie girl would fit at this time, and Canada under the neocons, pretty well, sorta like when you see your true love or one of your kids or something out in front of the bar with the lowlifes ....

It's a heartache, nothing but a heartache, nothing but a fool's game.....


- laugh or go crazy - like the Iraq "handover" the same day as the Canadian election - done in stealth and lies like everything else the US gets up to these days - but just think what an amazing force for GOOD in the world the US COULD be if they wanted to, if their country had anything whatsofuckingever to do with their consitution - a country like Iraq being a perfect example - march the troops of the greatest military power to the borders, and in if need be, not shooting or bombing, just the BIG guy coming around doing what he wanted, only this time for good - yea, if the "bad" guys start shooting they defend themselves, but only to the immediate provocation - and what they do, is they get the "good" guys in the country to start putting together a democratic government, with their protection - they say the people in the country have pretty much all the freedoms they need, with one exception - no violence will be tolerated from anyone - nobody can coerce others through violence in any way, and such violence will attract the wrath of the greatest military power history has ever seen - and let the wheels of democracy start rolling. A full and free press - if it needed financial support to get going, fine, but violence against the journalists would not be tolerated. All kinds of voices would be heard - you can't start censoring, you have to let those who will lie lie, and the citizens learn to separate the bullshit from the good stuff themselves - most people have the ability to do this, although not all use it, as Canada demonstrates so well. Over a couple of years a democracy would emerge, and the violence would subside - the "bad" guys wouldn't have much to go on - world opinion would be completely against them, and completely ON the side of those working to create a democracy.

Such a contrast to the complete farce going on there now, when most people in the world understand that what the US is doing is actually suppressing any attempt at a real democracy, so they can continue to control Iraq, both as an oil source and, more importantly, as a major base of operations in the middle east, which is very important strategically for anyone who has their eye on being a (or the) major world power, as do the PNAC people. (many good articles on this - a couple if you haven't run across any - Tuck Tail and Run, by William Rivers Pitt on Truthout, and The Handover: Restoration of Iraqi sovereignty - or Alice in Wonderland? by Robert Fisk)

We are SOOOOOO close to having a good world!!!! It is SOOOOO frustrating to see everyone behaving like children, and letting the bullies and psychotics and berserkers run the show! When are we gonna grow up?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


(And bite ma tongue martha! - as usual a step behind - here in the Star (where they do still try sometimes to do good stuff) - Putting a new face on voting - some good words about PR. Way to go Star. Don't stop now.


040624-Not with a bang...

Response needed to Klein's threat - so Ralph wants "... "more patient participation in financing health care" ..." - well, geez, somebody ought to stand right up and say out loud - "Hey, Ralphie! - I (that'd be Mr/Ms Average Canadian) - I paid over $20,000 bucks in taxes last year! (I base this on the very reliable Fraser Institute idea (nudgenudgewinkwink HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... sorry!!!!! - but, as they say, live by the sword die by the sword or whatever) that "tax free" day comes sometime in mid-June, and the average Canadian family income is around $50,000, according to most stats (mymymy that serendipity song again - here the next very day in the Star - Ontario Tax Freedom Day falls on June 27) - I thought I already WAS participating quite a bit!!!" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - but of course, nobody ever will - or maybe somebody MIGHT, but they would NEVER get a small box in any of the national media to do so. For some odd reason HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I wonder if we might consider asking the Canadian corporate sector who are still in the midst of laughing all the way to the banks HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH about the 100 Billion dollar tax break a couple years ago - or those banks and "investors" who are STILL raking in 50++BILLION per year in "service charges" on the National Debt Scam, for that matter) - if THEY might "participate" a bit more in maintaining the Canadian health care system rather than continually whining about lowertaxes lowertaxes lowertaxes etcetcetc blahhhhh - they are, after all, prime beneficiaries OF the Canadian health care system in that they don't have to provide very pricey medical insurance for their employees, as do most American firms, for instance .... oh well, nobody ever said that the same traits that allow one to accumulate great wealth (primarily a lack of morals or ethics and an attitude of "me first fuck you jack") had much to do with intelligent behaviour....


Vote-splitting could hurt in West, Tories say - "..."Independents typically don't have a voice in government," Mr. Komarnicki said. "Why would you gamble with an independent?"..." - and there ya got it in a nutshell - why "party politics" ought to be banned. Actually, the question that is a whole lot more relevant, it seems to me, and truthful - is why would you gamble with a "party" that you know to be controlled by Bay St and Big Business, which again you KNOW is going to pass laws favoring Bay St and fucking the rest of us??? The whole thing is getting out of hand, with Martin running around telling everyone a vote for the NDP is wasted at best or a vote FOR the Harper Repugnanticons - Dear Mr Martin sir I'll vote for who I fucking well please! - and insofar as it IS a "wasted vote" (which is to some extent what I have been saying lately about voting Green or CAP for instance - although an update on that below!!!) - Mr. Martin - would you tell us then why you BLOCKED an NDP motion last fall that was going to ask Canadians if they wanted to switch to a PR electoral system, under which, had you passed that motion and held off on this election for another year, EVERY vote would have counted for the party it was given to and resulted in much more real "representation" than we see with the corporate 25% majorities, and NOT been wasted at all???!!! - oh well, the word "hypocrisy" has never been anywhere near strong enough for the average Bay St big-time professional politician. Which is why they are held in such great esteem all across this great country of ours.

Liberal MP faces Layton, brimming with confidence and ignoring the polls - "....Barely a week after a national pollster said that New Democrat Leader Jack Layton should easily win this riding, the four-time Liberal incumbent is claiming he is the one with the stranglehold.... There is, he senses, the beginning of a backlash -- in metropolitan ridings, anyway -- against Stephen Harper's Conservatives...." - man I don't know if it's fun or a pain in the ass always asking questions about stuff like this - but I read stuff like this and thoughts just LEAP into my poor frazzled brain - I mean - really?!?!?!?! - HOW MANY PEOPLE are REALLY thinking shit like this?!?!? - "OHMYGOD!!! Harper might win I better vote Liberal!!!" - ????? Really?!?!?!?!! - is that something that would spring into YOUR mind without some prompting???? Why not ANOTHER sort of thought - that is to say, something like - oh - "Hey!!! The Libs are in trouble, and nobody likes Harper's New Repugnanticons - so let's get out them votes for the NDP and get them goldarn neocon country-wreckers and privateers and medicare-wreckers the hell out of here once and for all?!?!?!" - EHHHH???? - I mean hell, THAT thought has been running around my head for a long time now, and I know at least a few others think the same - odd isn't it that it would NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVERRRRRR occur to someone writing for the Great Free Demofartic Canadian media ?????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA


- an idea - if you're one of those few who pays attention to what's going on around you in Canada and the world - just see how many "backlash" sorts of stories you see this week (sort-of subtly telling you to vote Liberal instead of NDP if you don't like Harper - all house-edge stuff - nothing too obvious, but an undeniable, cumulative effect overall) ........ and think about who's pulling YOUR strings. You ok with that???? Why not vote for the person you think would best represent you?? Or if nobody suits - write in on your ballot NONE OF THE ABOVE!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAA - fuck it must be nice to be a simple-minded coincidence theorist and never worry about stuff like this - hey martha what's on tv tonight? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

Martin promises open health meeting - and here goes Paul again with the promises - "Hey!! Look at all the absolutely WONDERFUL things I'm gonna do if you suckers hahahahaha excuse me!!! good voters elect me again!!!" - hahahahaha indeed - he doesn't seem to understand how much most Canadians have been turned off by the incessant lies of pretty much ALL elected politicians the last few years. IF he was serious about anything, he would have waited for a year to call the elections - it's only been three and a half years since the last one - and used the last six months and the next year to SHOW people what he's going to do - and then looked back and said - "Look! I said I was going to do good stuff and I have!" - and then a few folks MIGHT trust him a bit more, if any of the stuff he did had been more useful than more huge tax breaks for the wealthy. Such as - he yaps again and again about health care - well, Paulie!! - lemme tell ya something!!! - a HUGE majority of Canadians said they really wanted the Romanov report implemented IN ITS ENTIRETY a couple of years ago - and it still sits on a shelf where you're all trying to ignore it for some odd reason - a REALLY good sign of your sincerity about helping all us poor folks would simply be to implement that!!!! - since that would really go a long, long ways towards restoring a working health care system in this country, the fact that you are NOT doing anything with this report, but run around saying you have great plans to fix the health care system, without telling us what they are beyond "it has to get better!" and "I'll have a meeting with some people about this" - well - you're not being very credible, my friend, not very credible at all - and on top of everything else that's been going on - well -

???? The Romanov report would cost a lot of money, you say???? Well - that little hundred billion dollar tax break awhile back was pretty expensive too!!! - bad message, there, Paulie, bad bad optics - you're willing, even anxious, to spend a very large sum of money on your corporate buds - but when it comes to money for we poor folk it's a little harder to come by????

Speaking of optics - NDP MP Robinson charged with theft - and less than a week before the election in which the NDP are looking better than the Libs and Cons every day that goes by - isn't that just the GOLDARNED-est coincidence that a story like this would come out now!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - OF COURSE IT IS YOU GOLDARNED CONSPIRACY THEORIST HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA (I checked out one of the originals - Auction accepts Svend's apology - in which the place he allegedly stole the ring from say they didn't think laying charges was necessary ...... as it points out in this story, this office that laid the charges was also responsible for the Glen Clark charges a few years ago, which was one of the more egregious and obvious cases of police corruption in Canada the last few years, with the RCMP acting VERRRRRRRYYYYYY suspiciously, not to mention the prosecutors, in their treatment of an NDP government - and here they are, still with their nice jobs, seeing how they can influence politics - seems to me there's laws against that sort of stuff - problem being, of course - if the cops and courts are corrupt - who's gonna charge em?!?!?!?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA - shouldn't laugh - it's one of the CENTRAL problems in the country today, and large parts of the world... (and don't start thinking silly thoughts like civil court or citizen's arrest and shit like that - great stuff in the movies to make you BELIEVE you can do that sort of stuff - but in actual fact, don't even CONSIDER it if you can't afford to spend several million bucks at least on it just to get started - with that figure rising as the level of corruption you want to expose rises..... I wrote the Judicial Oversight Committee of Canada or whatever they call themselves a few years back, suggesting that the corruption in the PEI courts was really, really bad - which it was and is - and a few days later got a letter back telling me that if the PEI court system required investigation for anything, the Canadian Judicial Committee was confident they would request one... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA - man ya gotta laugh or shoot yourself HAHAHAHAHAHAHA) - sort of like Fantino the Great investigating his own cops - better not start that one today!!!!

Too few med students pick family practice: Study - "...just one-fifth of students entering medical schools consider family practice as their first career choice — a continuation of a more than decade-long trend that is eroding Canadians' access to primary-care practitioners across the country, a new study suggests....." - and a bit further on - ".. In 1992, 44 per cent picked family medicine for their residency positions; by 2003, that proportion had dropped to 25 per cent — the lowest ever — leaving dozens of family practice residencies in hospitals unfilled this year, they said....." - now, the astute journalistic mind (or any other actual "mind" for that matter I guess) might put a couple of things together - the time period here is basically the same time period as Martin's reign as finance minister in Ottawa, when he cut health care funding and funding for universities and every other kind of funding except handouts to the rich (not to mention Harris's time in Ontario - same program) - and think to ask Mr. Martin if he might have any comment on all this (or Harper). One might also note that this is the time of neocon ascendency in the land (first moves in the 70s, growing power in the 80s, "WE WON FUCK YOU HAHAHAHAHA!!!!" in the 90s) - most "professional" people are in "the game" now, and that means that all that matters is making more and more and more money - I'm not saying that there aren't some good people out there still, sure there are - but as this story shows, the dedicated doctor who sees patients is giving way to the dedicated-to-money doctor who sees "consumers of a medical product" and figures they should be able to maximize their returns on their services or something like that. Not to ignore the influence either of grossly rising student debt, which is also undoubtedly a factor. More stuff to thank the neocons for.

As Canadians appear to be about to do!


FYI - Speaking of elections - a good piece by Joan Russaw, former leader of the Canadian Greens, now gone to the NDP - Greens vs. NDP: who's greener?

Honest to fuck!!!!!!! - this is one of the most pathetic pieces of propagandistic shit I've read in awhile - and that's saying a LOT!!!! - coming from a "Canadian" columnist - All the president's sin By Peter Worthington - although Worthington has made no secret for some time that he thinks America is great and Canada kind of pathetic - another of those whose continued presence in this country is a mystery - why would someone stay in a place they hate so much?!?!?! - I guess for the silver money, writing shit like this, full of lies. I won't even bother taking it apart - don't want to loose that much bile on my system and wreck the whole day.

NDP: high energy, high hopes and flat polls by Jeffrey Simpson - "...Green candidates are running in all 308 ridings... the Greens are undoubtedly draining support from the NDP. How much is difficult to say with precision, but a few percentage points in close races can spell the difference between NDP wins and losses..." - now Jeffrey's putting some facts on the paper, but sort of ignoring some of the first questions that would occur to an old "conspiracy theorist" - running candidates in 308 ridings is an expensive proposition, and it takes a lot of pre-preparation, it all doesn't just spring into life fully formed and ready to roll the day the election is called - ask the CAP, for instance, why they aren't doing the same??? (or think of the original Manning "Reform" party, with its backing of the oil people out west, the same type whose only use for government is to collect enough taxes from the small people to pay for the cops to protect the rich from them ....) - now just WHERE do you suppose all that money is coming from - money that has been there for awhile, to get the organisations into place .... ya gotta ask - cui bono or whatever the hell the phrase is?? - Who Benefits???? - in this kind of race, where the people are pissed at the Libs, and pretty untrustful of the Harper Republicans, and just MAYBE ready to turn to the WORST NIGHTMARE of the Bay St Boys, the NDP (in spite of the constant media barrage against them) - welllllll - although most of the media seems completely incapable of joining dots (look at either the 911 situation or the Great Canadian National Debt Scam for irrefutable evidence that the media is NOT going to figure anything out that Bay St doesn't TELL them to figure out...) - but MAYBE a few Canadians MIGHT figure it out - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA - yeayeayea, that'd be the 5% of us who already know what the fuck is going on, and who do NOT get printed anywhere in the Great Canadian Corporate Media (a few token lefties excepted - carefully screened lefties who have not broken through the brainwashing barrier about the Debt Scam yet, and are only vaguely, distantly starting to realise that just MAYBE George Bush wasn't telling the WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH when he said that Osama did 911, and Saddam helped him, and just MAYBE there really WAS a nefarious reason the whole entire greatest Air Force in the History of the World sat on the ground for two hours, in defiance of years of SOP and training exercises, while their country was being "attacked" around them - right next door for the Andrews AFB guys in Washington - etc and etc - check out the new link up top there and following - Michael Moore's new film looks like it might open a few eyes - has already, for that matter - an interesting column from a former Bushie here - AM-bushed - Turns out peaceniks were the real patriots all along by one Rick Bell in the Calgary Sun - sounding very much like a person who honestly believed somebody lying to them, and is now a bit pissed about it. Now as soon as a few million others start to wake up about this and some other stuff - maybe, just MAYbe we can start getting our countries and governments and lives and planet back. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - wonder if that's asking a bit much?!?!?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHAHA

For more on the 911 stuff, and the Moore film, check out

Dude, there's MORE to the story!!!
911 inquiry

Serious - if you still think Osama, with his HQ in a cave in the Afghanistan mountains, did the 911 stuff all by himself, and the US Air Force spent two hours running around in confusion with their heads up their asses just not knowing what to do that day, and the big towers all fall down go boom because of a few thousand litres of burning kerosene most of which was consumed in the first few minutes in the impact fireballs - maybe it's time you stepped out of the sandbox for awhile.

Geezus sidetracked again!!! - didn't finish with Simpson and the Green Party - don't lose sight of the original question - isn't it just a bit suspicious that the Green Party has so much money available right now, and are getting so much media attention, when they are drawing votes away from potential NDP supporters who don't even realise that the NEW Greens are sort of Harper-lite, just when the NDP MIGHT have been the place where voters completely pissed off at the Libs and still not liking the New North Republicans might have turned?!?!?!?!

OF COURSE IT IS!!!!!! - but Canadians aren't going to think about that if someone in the Sun or the Blob or the Star doesn't tell them to first, which, I can assure you, is NOT gonna happen anytime quick.

So sad.

Not with a bang, not with a bang, not with a bang - but a whimper.*

That will be on the RIP Canada stone in the Great Universal Graveyard for countries that had a chance to be great but decided to suicide themselves instead in the service of their corrupt masters. Or in fear thereof - don't much matter - same result - neither the stupid nor the fearful make good heroes - or role models for others.


*(yeayea - it's TS Elliot, a poem called, I think, The Hollow Men - but don't hold me to that - it's been a loooooong time!!!!)

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
– Justice Louis Brandeis

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglas

"The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed..." -Steven Biko

"I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth."
- Morpheus

- and insofar as this grasshopper understands it, so it is.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” - Dr Seuss - man he was smart....... I gotta read some of that stuff again ..... that's almost as good a play on words as the great old line about comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.....

George Orwell: During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” (Upton Sinclair - great writer - reading stuff like this helps understand how the problems of today are NOT new!!! - and is a clear indication of the truth of the old saying that he who does not know history is destined to repeat it, or whatever)

"Your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko." — John Loeffler

Write if ya want (ya gotta take the xxx off the front - I'm trying to reduce the intake from the spam assholes (oh yes you fucking are - it is NOT amusing - get a fucking life why don't you, instead of bothering people - how fucking stupid can you be?? If you were the last fucking product on earth I wouldn't buy anything from you!! Fuck.)).

What direct action did you take today to do something to get rid of corporate government in Canada besides deleting spam? Do you feel that it was enough, given the situation? Will you feel content telling that to your grandchildren, should they survive, and the country, and the planet?

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: With thanks to the Editors of the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Ch'town Guardian, Vancouver Sun, and others I cannot think of at the moment, for their refusal to print my letters over the last few years on various issues of national import - had I even a hope of being printed occasionally in these fora and my voice acknowledged in the national debate, I would undoubtedly not have bothered putting all this together. Cheers!

(for the legal-minded types - all this stuff not otherwise credited to some newspaper or something IS original, and thus copyright by Rude Macedon - I don't even have to say it - check it out - but given that, repost at will, with acknowledgement. Letting me know (remove the xx - see above HAHAHAA) would be nice too - and we do want to be nice people in a nice world, don't we? Isn't that why we are doing what we are doing, to get rid of the liars and crooks (NOT nice people) who are running things now?)

8,978,976,745 people (that'd be yer SCpoll, correct within 0.5 percentage points, 18 or 19 times out of 23, as long as it's Tuesday and the moon is full where you sit, and there hasn't been a special dispensation by Neptune cancelling those caveats under security code X37.25, and nobody was lying or trying to get off the phone quick because they were watching Survivor or Bangkok Ladies on Motorcycles) have visited this site in the last 13 or so hours, Paul Martin's our new PM and owes the Bay St. Boys 12 million worth of favors and George Bush is talking to ALLAH on his red phone, direct line, as you read. Which of those statements do you find the most unbelievable? Why? Do you know where Frodo and Gandalf went on that boat? Can we call them? Maybe the really nice elf lady too HAHAHA!!! And Smith - don't forget Smith ....