Saturday, 27 August 2011

BC Government corruption AND the RCMP?

Not only are some BC Government Liberals involved in the BC Rail scandal, but the RCMP officers actively investigaing the case being related to members of the Liberal government at the time are suspect too!
Is this why the present government is so anxious to sign a new 20 year deal with the RCMP for policing of our province without even seeing a Policing Report Study? Would signing a new deal guarantee the continuing silence of the RCMP investigators who are involved in BC Rail via a conflict of interest?

Are you such a Liberal apologist that you still scoff at the suggestion of our provincial politicians being involved in this obvious corruption? Do you still do the 'anything but the NDP' running the economy without wondering why we had to sell OUR railroad in the first place? Have you been ignoring the known connections between certain BC government people (Yes Christy Clark) and the Federal Liberals? 

Didn' t you think at the time that perhaps when Gary Collins was summoned to give evidence in the trial that he might have told Gordon Campbell and maybe Christy Clark that he wasn't going down to protect the Premier? If he went they went too? He might reveal everything? And THAT was why Gordon Campbell had the whole trial shut down overnight? Whatever damning evidence the prosecution had was now negated. Basi and Virk startlingly pled guilty the very morning Collins was to testify! 
Didn't you even twig that maybe the BC government actually interfered with a criminal trial in progress?

Has anyone ever had that inkling that perhaps many in the BC media are under the care and control of the BC Liberal party? Haven't you ever wondered why certain so called reporters from the Victoria Bureau never ask the obvious questions? And why certain talk show hosts shut down the caller dialogue when an embarrassment about BC Rail and Christy Clark begins to emerge? And even TV news stations refuse to follow up on revelations about the BC Rail characters?

Well Alex Tsakumis is relentless in his pursuit of the truth of the BC Rail sale. He keeps publishing information. Even from the transcripts of the trial! Testimony! In spite of emails and notes still disappearing! He seems to be the Champion of truth on behalf of British Columbians. And he is embarrassing the Liberals.

If you are a diehard Liberal supporter then move on, you don't want to see this. You'll have a hard time chanting your 'Fast ferries' mantra after it. But if you are a staunch British Columbian who is STILL festering because the government of Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark sold YOUR railroad, then read on, some of us won't forget and refuse to allow the Liberal rug pullers to cover up their nefarious past deeds.

If you care at all about your province and justice, you must read this -

It ain't over till the fat lady sings, and she's not even warming up her tonsils in the UK.


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Catch up time.

And I don't mean on your chips.I mean like your past catching up with you.
In the latest revelations of past doings going awry, the present BC Hydro chief questions the ability of the utility to support the IPPs and their high priced electricity. We have all suspected that these Independent Power Projects built on our rivers by foreigners would only siphon off dollars from BC Hydro. Those dollars of course belonging to you and me.

When Premier Gordon Campbell started these IPPs by handing out licences to entrepreneurs to build dams and power stations on our smaller rivers, many people questioned why BC Hyrdo didn't do it themselves if that power was needed. What would have been the reason to allow strangers into OUR environment to build high profit making power stations while ignoring other issues.
Some could only see the reason as personal gain.

Why would you sell off the production of power when we already had the crown jewel of public utilities in BC Hydro? Some of these IPPs paid a pittance for the licence. Well, at least on the surface. It was even suggested there might have been a secret side payment to those who could make these easy money schemes happen! If you were granted a licence to print money at the cost of the BC taxpayer, a million in cash slipped quietly as 'tip' money into an offshore bank account was little to pay when you would, in the future, be charging BC Hydro way above the going price for he power your IPP would be producing.
What a sweetheart deal!

Now even the CEO of BC Hydro is questioning those deals. Forced by the government to buy power at a premium price when BC Hydro doen't even need it, Putting our public corporation at the brink of bankruptcy because of it. What could be the next result of this grand scam? Perhaps the handing over of BC Hydro to foreign interests?

All that this deception on the BC taxpayers will result in is to dig deeper into our pockets while a certain few make billions on the scheme. And was that the plan all along when the BC Liberals, all quiet and looking the other way, allowed the premier of our once proud province to sell us out completely? Wasn't that the BC Rail result too? Are we on the same level as some hapless middle African country being exploited by a greedy dictatorial leader who runs off to the South of France with his unctuous money later. In this case the UK.
Seems that way.

Christy Clark will probably do her usual, "We don't like it but we can't do anything about it, they have contracts," rote comment.
Wasn't Mz Clark there when Gordon tore up legal union contracts?
Wouldn't it guarantee her re-election if she promised to expose the corruption in the BC Rail sale? And return it to its rightful owners? We the people of BC. Couldn't she tear up David Hahn's obscene contract and fire him too? Couldn`t she exproprate those IPPs operating with impunity on OUR rivers?

Yes, imagine the fallout. Lawsuits by the bushel. If I was premier I would simply say the sale of BC Rail was obtained through illegal means, therefore it is illegal and negated. I would challenge David Hahn to go after us in the courts, reminding him that he had a sunken BC Ferry on his watch, at the same time promising that he will be in for a 20 year ordeal. And those IPPs? I would suggest that the first one to come foreward with information of corruption on the part of anyone within the BC Government would get to keep their IPP, and make their profits. The rest would come under BC Hydro care and control.

But that's not going to happen. Is it? Simplistic. We can't. That's the operative word with BC Liberals. These current MLAs voted 84% to back Gordon Campbell the week before he stepped down in shame. How's that for an approval rating. Scoundrels backing a rogue. Circle the wagons, zip the lips.
Same old same old over there in Victoria, picking at the taxpayer's bones and what WE all owned as part of a thriving British Columbia.

One can only hope that this trail of corruption and disregard for the people of BC catches up with the perpetrators. Heavy on the word traitors.

No, that is not ketchup up on my chips, it's blood.


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Justice, Punishment, none of the above?

Didn't you see Mz Clark? Our Raggedy-Anne BC premier telling all who would listen that she would swiftly bring the perps of the Vancouver riot to justice and punish them for their deeds?
I thought that was what I heard. But that was the day after I think, she was working photo-op time while everyone was watching. Things have changed since then.
What happened next was the result of hundreds of uploads to YouTube and to the police; rioters breaking windows, smashing cars, setting fire to them and looting stores. The phone camera videos implicated hundreds. Welcome to 2011.

And complicated the issue. Like that boy who cried while admitting his crime, he was sorry, the Devil made him do it. His Doctor father and Doctor's wife mother crying along with him. He came forward as we watched him on video blatantly setting a car on fire (Alleged?) and admitted his misdeed. If that's not too soft a word for what he was doing.

In Vancouver, it is crown counsel who decides the charges and proceeds with the case against the perp. Not always the police. Chief Jim Chu seems almost relieved that he doesn't have to do it.
Ah, but this is where the complication is.

It seems to me that the lag in these proceedings might be caused because the crown lawyers are reluctant to prosecute doctors' children. And damn, why did he have to be the first!
The bad guys are supposed to be Downtown East Side kids all full of anger for being poor, not having opportunities for education, good jobs or secure futures.
This complicates everything and goes against all those talking heads who keep telling us how bad things are among the less fortunate.
The most fortunate weren't supposed to be the rioters. My gawd they have no reason to be pissed off with their position. The bad guys are not supposed to be doctors' kids who have pool tables and pools at home. They have everything going for them.
But here we are. A dilemma with horns. Professionals facing professionals!
That kid had to come first, or they might have been able to lose him in the crowd. And now the British are throwing a wrench into the works by sentencing harshly. Four YEARS for INCITING via social networks! 
Before this the judges might have been able to do their usual 'be a good boy now and run along' sentence.
This is trouble, even political trouble. How much cash do doctors plow into Liberal re-election coffers? And those private clinics that ignore the health system and cater to the rich? The Campbell/Clark Liberals let them start up all over the place. And now we're supposed to go after Liberal doctors kids? No way, Dr. Jose.
Isn't there a way out of this? Is Christy Clark asking that? What can be done, just wait and we'll see how we can get this to be gone.

Just wait. The public forgets easily. We'll work something out.

Just wait.

We are.