Tuesday, December 23, 2008

PM had 'no choice' but to appoint senators: Greene Raine

lets see what happens in 8 years.... Pr

PM had 'no choice' but to appoint senators: Greene Raine: "In a release, Harper said all incoming senators had promised to support eight-year term limits and other Senate-reform legislation. Harper said he made the appointments at this time to prevent a potential Liberal-NDP coalition government from getting the opportunity to fill the seats."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

speaking outon faceook

Chatham Daily News - Ontario, CA: "Spinning wheels on laws
Posted By SUN MEDIA
Posted 2 mins ago


The politics of protest works just fine in Ontario, especially if it's done over a keyboard.
After the announcement backing off on some restrictions planned for young drivers, we now know which way the Ontario Liberals will go when there are political tradeoffs to be made.
The decision by Transportation Minister Jim Bradley to back off on some restrictions proposed for young drivers was based on backlash, not on the merits of driver safety, which, ostensibly, was the reason for making the changes in the first place.
Not that young protesters didn't have a point, but the province didn't exactly blink on this one -- it withered."

Monday, December 15, 2008

Home values seen losing over $2 trillion during 2008 - Yahoo! News

Home values seen losing over $2 trillion during 2008 - Yahoo! News: "NEW YORK (Reuters) – Homes in the United States have lost trillions of dollars in value during 2008, with nearly 11.7 million American households now owing more on their mortgage than their homes are worth, real estate website Zillow.com said on Monday.
U.S. homes are set to lose well over $2 trillion in value during 2008, according to an analysis of recent Zillow Real Estate Market Reports."

What next hyper deflation? Wake up people-the getting more for doing less as illustrated by " protected" interest groups in all sectors of the economy is over. Perform or pay the consequences - merit and economic supply and demand rules will once again rule - Pr

Business News - Southern auto workers resent bailout - ArcaMax Publishing

Business News - Southern auto workers resent bailout - ArcaMax Publishing: "Southern auto workers resent bailout
SMYRNA, Tenn. (UPI) -- Efforts to provide a federal bailout to U.S. automakers in Detroit have stirred resentment among non-union autoworkers in the U.S. South, observers say.

The Bush administration has indicated it may dip into the $700 billion financial industry bailout funds appropriated by the U.S. Congress to help Detroit's 'Big 3' automakers after Republican senators, mainly from the South, killed a separate, $14 billion auto industry bailout bill.

The GOP senators, led by Bob Corker of Tennessee, demanded unionized Detroit autoworkers take pay cuts to level their wages with those earned by non-union counterparts in Southern plants owned by Japanese automakers Nissan, Honda and Toyota. That position has strong support among the workers at those plants, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

'Over here, we're taking days off without pay to keep the company going, but the unions for the Big Three aren't willing to do that,' Kathy Ward, 54, who has worked 27 years at the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn., told the newspaper. 'Everyone has to give a little in times like these.'

Union opponents 'use the phrase, 'You don't want the Yankees telling you what to do,'' a Southern organizer told the Post."

reportonbusiness.com: Working for nothing, but getting something

reportonbusiness.com: Working for nothing, but getting something: "Working for nothing, but getting something"

use talent that is available-real people doing real things with their time

Monday, December 08, 2008

Dion leaves gracefully?

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/12/08/dion-replace.html?ref=rss


Dion will bow out early to clear way for successor
Last Updated: Monday, December 8, 2008 4:55 PM ET
CBC News
Embattled Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion announced Monday he will step down earlier than planned, leaving his potential successors to battle over who will steer the party ahead of a possible election.Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion, seen at a news conference on Oct. 20, said Monday he would step down earlier than planned. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
Dion originally planned to stay on as a caretaker leader after the party's dismal election results until his successor was chosen in early May. But he has faced growing pressure from his party to leave due to his handling of the recent political crisis and his widespread unpopularity among voters.
"I have decided to step aside as leader of the Liberal party effective as soon as my successor is duly chosen," Dion said in a release. He did not specify a date.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Canadians-lets help the Governor general

Another negative first for Canada that can be avoided? We have a situation where the Bloc or separatists are the king makers to Canada's political rule. It is ironic that Canadians paid the way for this situation to happen. Without our public subsidy-and left to there own fund raising efforts from their own Quebec constituents- they would never have been able to reach this level of ccntrol or influence. Dion ,the champion of clarity -"do you want to separate"-under the Liberal Chretein government is now beholden to the Bloc to capture and maintain power from the elected conservative government.

Tragically-when the Conservatives called for economic restraint in these acknowledged hard times - cutting special interest subsidies to poitical parties - the knives came out. The hypocrasy is blatant. The proposed political hyjacking of parliament by the coalition ,Liberals,NDP and Bloc Quebeois is a potential reality that needs the Governor General's approval. The stakes are high. We are now potentially forced to be governed by a unelected special interest group of people with questionable skills to weather the economic storm.

Governer General -Why not ask the Canadian people-in the form of a plebicsite what they wish you to do? In the public interest , a plebicsite could add clarity and direct democratic credibiity to the situation.

help the Governor general

Another negative first for Canada? We have a situation where the Bloc or separatists are the king makers to Canada's political rule. It is ironic that Canadians paid the way for this situation to happen. Without our public subsidy-and left to there own fund raising efforts from their own Quebec constituents- they would never have been able to reach this level of ccntro; or influence. Dion the champion of clarity -do you want to separate-under the Liberal Chretein government is now beholden to the Bloc to capture and maintain power from the elected conservative government.

Tragically-when the Conservatives called for economic restraint in these acknowledged hard time - cutting special interest subsidies to poitical parties - the knives came out. The hypocrasy is blatant. We are now potentially forced to be governed by unelected special interest people with questionable skills to weather the economic storm.

Governer General -Why not ask the Canadian people-in the form of a plebicsite what they wish you to do? In the public interest , a plebicsite could add clarity and democratic credibiity to the situation.