Monday, February 1, 2016

Blogroll of Political Stories

Political Satire

“New Light” Enforcement

Rap, rap, rap!" I was jolted from a sound sleep by a sharp knocking on our door.
My husband jumped up and rubbed his eyes, "Did you hear some knocking?"
Sleepily, I replied, "It's probably just some religious cult." It was Saturday morning and I wanted to sleep in. I rolled over and closed my eyes again. Read more…

 

 

Politics (More Underworld Stories)

Foreign Interests Have Taken Over Our Province
In order to see my doctor, I used to be able to hop the SkyTrain and be there in a half an hour. But that has changed now. My doctor has moved her office out of Burnaby and into Coquitlam. Now it takes a Skytrain ride, a 20-minute bus transfer, plus a 15-minute walk to consult with my family doctor. Read more…
 

The Hollowing Out of Canada by Guest Blogger

In capitalism, there are buyers and sellers. When one company's owners agree to sell out to another company's owners, a bigger fish is eating a smaller one. Read more…
 

Videos – Oil Spills Around the World

The Canadian Government is pushing ahead with the development of the tarsands, with or without the permission of the native people, animals, and fauna involved. First Nations Communities down river from Fort McMurray in Alberta are feeling the effects of the polluted waters from agreements made forty years ago with the oil industry. Read more…
 

Oil Company Puppets Aplenty

Tom Fletcher sounds like "just another Big Oil Puppet." He writes government propaganda for the Burnaby Newsleader. His comments are not new. They echo Harper's Conservative spin doctors, all bought and paid for with Enbridge's "Ethical Oil" money. No longer do they think what is good for the planet, the country, or families. Read more…
 

Conscience or Lack Thereof in Canadian Leadership

Nothing to see here. Just another radical environmentalist mulling over the events of the past weeks. My latest radical quest has led me to summarize the New Canada and get a handle on what to do next. Read more...
 

Saving Democracy

Occupy Vancouver has been shut down by the 1%. The Tent City is gone. Except I wouldn't be too sure it is the end of the 99% — those who are awakening to the injustices of society. As the rich become richer and the poor are going into greater debt each month, the level of awareness grows. Read more…
 

Vancouver Hockey Riot

It was pre-meditated. I have been reading opinion after opinion about why the Vancouver hockey riot happened, who is to blame, and how to prevent such an event from recurring. Did it ever occur to anyone else that the riot was pre-meditated? I ask the obvious question because who of us has a sporting event checklist that reads like this: Read more…
 

911 Call for Justice

The atrocity so insidious that no answers will satisfy. The disaster so evil that any plausible answers result in even more questions. Here we are ten years later — since 911 — and the mystery has still not been solved. There was not even an investigation. That feels suspiciously like a cover-up by the powers that be. Read more…
 

Sharia Law in Canada

While one might think now that Muslims/Islamists live in Canada, they would be happy to learn to live in a more “moderate” way. Well, you’d be wrong. Not everyone wants freedom. Many people do not know what to do with such freedom. And some people cannot even define freedom such as we have in Canada. Read more…
 

Religion is Manipulative

Secular authorities appear to know little about how religions operate. Aayan Hirsi Ali, political scientist, spoke a universal truth when she said “government seems to feel they must enshrine cultural religions and hold [them] as sacred, no matter how dysfunctional these people act.” (____, p.__). She has seen religious dysfunction in her life experiences as a Muslim in Africa, Saudi Arabia, Holland and the United States; and I can testify about my experiences with the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Canada. Read more...
 

Bullying in the Name of God

I read with great interest the article in the Burnaby NewsLeader called "Anti-homophobia debate packs school board meeting" (April 29). My first thoughts were, "Can anyone believe there could be a debate on this issue?" and "What is there to debate?" Read more…
 

Policy on Anti-Bullying in BC High Schools

While the bullying in Burnaby High Schools continues...a writer responded to a letter to the Burnaby NOW editor that was written by a retired teacher/Vancouver School Board Administrator, Ben Seebaran called New Policy has Weaknesses. Read more...
 

Anti-Bullying in BC High Schools

Here is the third letter to the editor written in response to the anti-bullying policy, now passed by school administrators... Read more…
 

GST/PST vs HST Tax Referendum

Interesting. For almost a year we have had the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in British Columbia. Now we are asked if we want it, by referendum. I am one of those people who signed the petition to ax the tax. Why would anyone vote for more tax? I figured. We were already paying the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of seven percent and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of five percent. We were already paying too much tax, to my way of thinking. Read more...
 

Chevron Won’t Remove Contaminated Soil

The above was the title of a news item reported on the Wednesday, January 12, 2011 edition of the Burnaby Now. The article proceeds to say, "While Chevron is legally obligated to stop the oil that's been seeping downhill from the North Burnaby refinery since last spring, the company has no plans for remediation of the onsite soil, and the provincial Environment Ministry isn't going to force them..." Read more…
 

Public Masturbation Goes Mainstream

Public Transit ignored a young woman on the local rapid transit when she reported an incident of a man sitting across from her in the early morning hours of January 12, 2011 and openly masturbating, while gazing at her. The security official reprimanded her for stopping the rapid transit to lodge a complaint. Read more…
 

Wild Beast

I am guessing that many public figures fear for their lives these days, after the Arizona shooting of the congresswoman, Gabrielle Gifford and others. The killer could be a crazy person, a religious zealot, or a political gun-totin' wack-job — or any combination of the three. Read more…
 

British Petroleum Sponsors Arizona Funeral Coverage

Yesterday I was horrified when, trying to watch the funeral coverage of the nine-year-old shooting victim in Arizona, that British Petroleum posted ads claiming responsibility for a successful cleanup of the oil spill that they caused on the Gulf of Mexico. They situated themselves as some kind of "messiah" or "hero" and thanks to them, the waters are safe, tourism is great, and fishing is wonderful.  Read more…
 

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