Friday, 27 March 2015

Actual Ballot

So here it is, finally, the ballot you've all been hearing so much about. The ballot that the Mayor's council is promoting for your Yes vote. The one that they have every breathing person they can solicit talking about. 
Just look at the wording and see if you agree with me that it is totally vague! And what is on this ballot that wouldn't be considered as the normal way of the corporations and government entities to do the people's business?  

It is as if they were so afraid to actually tell you what they wanted to do that they are now trying desperately to HIDE what they will do. It is to me, like they all got together and said, whoa, wait a minute, if we really make it clear they'll vote no! We need to discombobulate the public. They'll want closer inspection of that 7.7 Billion if we are too detailed. Better to generalize the whole thing and then get our shills to generate their own concept of what will happen, whether it is true or not!

Read for yourself - - - 

Do you see anything on there that wouldn't be on a progressive transit plan anyway? Did we need all that 6 million dollars of YOUR money for TV advertising and constant radio spots? Did we need to denigrate Jim Pattison's respectible reputation just to explain it all? Do we need every TransLink and BC Government insider to pimp this document? 

Are you any wiser? Except to know that this a plan that should have been in place WITHOUT a single additional penny from the taxpayer? Do you now know who this mysterious secretive Board of Directors are from TransLink? Do you know their names? Are you smart enough to know why we need TWO CEOs for TRansLink?  Do you now know who forms Jim Pattison's committee? Do you know their names? And do you believe that the present TransLink Management Carnival would even reveal to the Mayors how the spending is going so far?

Do you agree that the BC Liberals have totally NO control over what rightfully belongs to the people of BC? 

Add bus service? Maintain roads? Annual independent audits? There's a joke, how many audits have been hidden by this government in the past? Build a new Patullo bridge? Okay, let's do it, but how much is it going to cost everyone living south of the Fraser? 7.7 Billion? How about a price on that bridge alone? Yet more tolls by a government that has us already trillions in debt? We know now that the old Port Mann Bridge cost more to tear down than build it!
Build rapid transit along Broadway? What to where? One more bus to Arbutus Street? 
Make more bicycle lanes? Close Burrard Bridge completely so kids can meander on their tricycles? Where is the clarity?

If you think this hazy 'plan' is worth 7.7 BILLION dollars, you need to vote your mind. Clouded though it is. And we all know that by the time we face cost over-runs and politicians fondling that warm money it will likely be 14 billion before it ends. 35 cents a day? Try 35 dollars a day!

But if you are wondering how often and for how much you can be spun into paying more and more to these vagaries then you NEED to vote NO. Not a single one of those who are lined up to sway you mystically while sneaking their slender fingers into your pockets are deserved of getting this tax.
They all need to go back into a locked room and not allowed exit until they come up with something the public can trust. This looks like maybe 1.1 billion to me for this whole plan and the rest simply disappears. As usual. Is that okay with you?

I don't trust this incompetent lot with the wherewithall to think of a plan for BC's future transit, whether we expect a two million more imigrants or not. I guess they should be forewarned that it might be more crowded here than wherever they are coming from. This is perfection of government tricks. The BC Liberals can simply say, YOU voted for this, don't blame us. Even Jim Pattison can say, my job was to make sure TRansLink got that money, not how they spent it! Perhaps it is time for we taxpayers to demand due dilligence when spending OUR money.

Take back your government folks, send a harsh message to the yes screamers and let them ask for your vote next time. What really counts is YOU!

Vote Now and Vote NO! 

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Now for the NO vote?

So they scammed Jim Pattison to be involved in TransLink's business. Strictly an image trick to get a yes vote?

Well there can be only more questions in his involvement ....
Can Jim Pattison have input on how the 7.5 billion is spent on the so called Mayor's Transit thingy multi-projects, otherwise known as the TransLink Transgression?
NO is that answer. Pattison's involvement is only to guarantee that this BILLIONS of taxpayer's  dollars (yours) once collected, doesn't go into that cesspool of the Provincial Government called 'General Revenue'.  He has virtually NO SAY in how or what it is spent on.
(considered with great respect to the man who brings us so much good food)

Say you give TransLink 7 billion of those dollars, and they say they are going to buy old Ferris Wheel carriages as the new seats for Skytrain, Pattison's only input is to make sure TransLink actually gets that money and not Christy Clark, or Todd Stone or Bill Bennett or Rich Coleman or any of those other Cabinet toadys with extra large inside pockets and lust in their eyes.

What they can say to Jimmy, is 'Okay Jim, thanks for your service, now take a hike, we have TWO CEO salaries to pay so butt out!' And those salaries alone take nearly a million a year right there, and CEO number two is only interim, we might need a third CEO by next year! This is like a Charlie Chaplin movie!

You will get your mail-in vote package soon. There are many other items to think about before you send in your reply/vote. For instance; If the original proposal was to have a tunnel under Broadway for the Skytrain, and now it has been changed to what they are calling only 'more transit', along Broadway, then how does that influence the total cost?
Would it be sane and rational to figure out the basic costs of that tunnel that is now off the table and DEDUCT those costs from the whole project? Does TransLink expect to say, they need all that money anyway? Wha?
Keep in mind of course, that everyone wants a quick route to UBC and it seemed to imply that was what they were thinking, at first, but then along comes the info that it was only going to Arbutus Street anyway. Who planned this? Who proposed that and why weren't they questioned on what was going on in those luxurious board rooms? Did TransLink hire these Board of Director people away from a carnival?
And we are not even sure how many boards of directors there are and who they are! Or what their pay actually is?

7.6 BILLION! Did you know the new wider Panama Canal joining the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean is only going to cost 8 billion?  Are those tears of sadness or laughter?  Can we really connect two oceans for the same price as improved bike lanes?

If you think Jim Pattison is going to save everything think again.

Not to mention that this whole proposal is based on the future influx of more millions of people. They want YOU to make their arrival comfortable by paying everything for them now!
But their idea is all or nothing at all. We will punish you children if you don't give us what we want to play with.
Of course we want a new Patullo Bridge. Sure we want transport all the way out to Langley.  And more buses and Sea Buses running longer into the night. And Tap cards to work and fare gates that work.
So we have Jimmy as Captain Canada who will settle all your fears.  Or not. I thought he was smarter than to be blatantly used. Xena might have been better and she's fictional!  But maybe someone would listen when a banshee screams at them, they are not listening to the taxpayers!

What is fearful is that Todd Stone admits he can do nothing about BC Ferries and their excesses. We expect nothing more with TransLink. Or should that be nothing less? That is we expect nothing. We see that the BC Liberals are skulking away from this in the darkness of their own minds.

Are we going to fritter away 7.5 billion dollars on a few more buses, better empty bike lanes and mysterious transits from where to where? The public in British Columbia had their say in the HST fight, it is now time to rise again, and make our elected people AND our unelected people pay attention to what WE want.  We are tired of people who never faced a vote telling us to F.O.

If you ARE going to vote NO, then tell all your friends too. There is no need to trust people who have taken for their own gain in the past or to trust incompetents with that much money. They can easily go back to the drawing boards and decide exactly WHAT infrastructure project we need immediately and then force them to come to us and tell us what that one project would cost. ONE dollar at a time if need be.

Maybe we could start telling those millions or people planning to come here that they should shelter in place until this storm is over. It won't be long now.
The only thing remaining in this world of deception and distrust we call BC politics, is whether we will believe the vote count. Will we be sending our packets into oblivion? The only way to counter that suspicion, is to vote NO in overwhelming numbers.

This is important. Send in your NO vote.




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