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Have You Had Enough ! Robin - The Maxim Bernier Affair - Part Deux
Discussion on:  The resignation of the Honourable Maxime Bernier from the Foreign Affairs portfolio and how Gilles Duceppe learned about the Hells Angels connection. .

Asking the people in this great nation of ours:

- Why were Harper and the Con.’s stonewalling any questions about security, despite how legitimate they are; 

- Why did Harper choose Bernier anyway;

- Why are they so resistant to an independent investigation into the whole affair; and, 

- ”Have you had enough”



Holy Obscuration and Obstruction, Batman ! No.2 - CAIRS and Access to Information
Previously (episode 18) Batman and Robin were discussing the Harper regressive, conservative right wing ideology of "Obscure and Obstruct" in the curtailment of access to information and its impact on our civil and human rights;

and, the suggestion that Stephane Dion pick up the torch of ‘freedom of information’.

However, shocking information has just reached them regarding new, extreme measures implemented by Harper and the Conservatives to further curtain transparency in government and the free flow of information.


Holy 'Good Con, Bad Con' , Batman !
Discussion on the Conservative Party In-Out election finance scheme and, on how Harper ran on clarity and things are becoming much clearer; as well as, asking the question “is this the type of government we want for this great nation of ours”;


Great Covens of Right Wing Idealogues, Batman ! (Continued) - 9 January, 2008
Discussion on the Stephen Harper tax cuts and their impact on Canada's ability to fight Global Warming and what they mean to the social fabric of Canada as a nation..


Holy Bizzaro World, Batman! - April 27, 2007
Discussion on the possible decline and fall of the Harper empire based on recent events regarding Harper's handling of the Afghanistan issues as well as the Environmental issue.


Holy Witch Hunt, Batman! - April 12, 2007
Commentary on the appointment by the Harper Government of the Independent Advisor to investigate government practices in using public opinion research from 1990 until 2003.


Holy Machiavellianism, Batman! Part 1: Strange uncharted political constellation - March 17, 2007
Commentary on the election call and a strategy where Dion and the Liberal Party ask Elizabeth May to assume Minister of Environment if the Liberals win and make the announcement at the beginning of the election, or even sooner.


Holy breach of trust, Batman!: When is it Fair to be Unfair? - February 01, 2007
remake: Commentary on the Harper's broken promise by taxing Income Trusts and its unfairness


Liberal Convention Quebec as a Nation Motion - November 21, 2006

My suggestion for the Quebec as a Nation motion to be considered at the upcoming Federal (Canada) Liberal Convention in Montreal.


Liberal Convention Rallying Cry - December 02, 2006

I WANT MY CANADA BACK
(Ken Dryden, Liberal Convention '06)

IT'S THE GREEN ECONOMY, STUPID
(Scott Brison, Liberal Convention '06)

Comments of some of the speeches at the Liberal Leadership Convention


Great Balls of Fear Mongering, Batman - Canadian Election

Discussion on: the Canadian Election including the Speech by Danny Williams, Harper extremist right wing, conservative Hidden Agenda, the In-and-out election financing scheme and the Harper strategy of addressing important issues with insults.


Holy “ Have You Had Enough ”, Robin - The Maxim Bernier Affair - 28 May, 2008

Discussion on: The resignation of the Honourable Maxime Bernier from the Foreign Affairs portfolio and whether there is some kind of cover-up.

Asking the people in this great nation of ours:

- Why were Harper and the Con.’s stonewalling any questions about security, despite how legitimate they are;

- Why did Harper choose Bernier anyway;

- Why are they so resistant to an independent investigation into the whole affair; and,

- "Have you had enough”


Sun Tsu says fight, Robin ! - April 28, 2008
Discussion on: Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party not being founded on the "Rule of Law" and what can be done to thwart there actions;
on how Harper ran on clarity and things are becoming much clearer.


Holy Obscuration and Obstruction, Batman ! - January 18, 2008
Discussion on the Harper regressive, conservative right wing ideology of "Obscure and Obstruct" in the curtailment of access to information and its impact on our civil and human rights; and, the suggestion that Stephane Dion pick up the torch of ‘freedom of information’, incorporating its entrenchment amongst our fundamental rights and freedoms as a central principle of the Liberal Party. And, an update on "Great Covens of Right Wing Idealogues".


Great Covens of Right Wing Idealogues, Batman! - December 7, 2007
Discussion on the Stephen Harper tax cuts and what they mean to the social fabric of Canada as a nation. As well as, similarities between Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty and their policies with Mike Harris, Preston Manning and the current Republican Regime in the United States as lead by G.W. Bush.


Holy Hypocricy, Batman! - April 16, 2007
Commentary on Harper and Layton criticizing Stephane Dion and Elizabeth May on their recently announced agreement to co-operate in their efforts to defeat Harper and promote the environment and the timing of the upcoming election in Canada.


Holy Machiavellianism, Batman! Part 2: Strange uncharted political constellation - March 25, 2007
Commentary on the election call and a strategy where Dion and the Liberal Party ask Elizabeth May to assume Minister of Environment if the Liberals win and make the announcement at the beginning of the election, or even sooner.


Holy Twisted Logic, Batman!: Next Episode: When is it Fair to be Unfair? - February 08, 2007
Remake: continuation of Commentary on the Harper's broken campaign promise and the upcoming election


Holy Flip-Flops Batman! - When is a Promise not a Promise - January 27, 2007
Commentary on statements made by Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, on campaign promises made in the 2006 election campaign regarding a new equalization formula with the Provinces.


Chinese New Year Celebration, 17 February, 2007 - Schedule of Events



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The function of the government of any modern, free, diverse and tolerant Western Democracy is the protect those that need protection and help those that need help. Any ideologically based government, by its very definition favours only a part of the people to the exclusion of the rest. The more extreme the ideology the smaller the group it favours and the larger it excludes and the more restricted is the nature of its actions, to the extent that it acts as if those in power own the country and not serve at the people’s pleasure.

Any action taken by the government must be based on the particular issue at hand and all its relevant circumstance must be weighed in an objective, detached and dispassionate fashion, taking into consideration the opinions from all sides. It must operate in an open, transparent fashion based on the free flow of information, unobstructed and unaltered so that the people may know, understand and formulate their opinions. To the reasonable person this is only fair and just, enlightened. To the extremist it is weakness, indecisiveness, in the vernacular, ‘dithering’.

Power and authority must flow from the people and not vise-versa. The basic law does not grant rights and freedoms to the people, but is based on their rights and freedoms and allots to the government the powers and privileges to impinge on their rights and freedom only to the extent necessary to carry out its function. 


P ∝ S x W

The Potential of a nation varies directly with the Skill Level and Work Ethic of its people.

Power is the ability to get people to do things. Hence, the higher the level of education, all else being equal, the greater the potential to do things. Similarly, the more the people who are willing to get things done, again, all else being equal,
the greater the potential to do things.

A corollary is that a nation with a large population who are willing to work has a big potential; and, nations with small populations can compensate through high education provided they have the willingness to work.

I invite you to apply the above analysis to China, India, Russia, US and Canada



 

Life is the process commencing with the first vibrations of the elementary particles formed in the creation of the Universe up to our present state.  These elemental vibrations of the Universe induce soul into the bag of chemicals generated by the union of gametes. 


Judging others is the root of evil


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Outside this boundary is 
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If dogs were so smart 
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If you're not prepared to walk away - they own you.


Lest We Forget

When I see photos and video of the First and Second World Wars all I can say is "Thank God, I grew up in a time of no wars." Lloyd MacIlquham

“If you had seen one day of war, you would pray to God that you would never see another.” The Duke of Wellington
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If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war.”
Pentagon official explaining why the U.S. military censored graphic footage from the Gulf War
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People have not been horrified by war to a sufficient extent... War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today. 
John F. Kennedy

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” Dwight D. Eisenhower 
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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. 
Sun Tzu 

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution. 
John F. Kennedy


 


Query:  "Respect cannot be demanded it must be earned. Respect is earned only by giving it away."

Like so many so called "truisms" its acceptance is based on sounding nice but, in reality, is simply not true:

Every human being, by the very nature of their existence, is entitled to basic, fundamental respect. Whether this flows from being God's creations and everyone equal in his eyes or, whether simply because we are all the same and "in it together", it is an inalienable right that lies at the very heart of human rights and the dignity of mankind. This fundamental respect need not be earned and may not be lost. However, it can be denied by others at their own peril of doing irreparable harm to the dignity not to those being subjected but to their inner souls and their own self-respect. Also, it is not a question of giving it away but it flows automatically and freely by simply "doing onto other as you would have the do onto you".

Most human abuse and certainly wars, repression by those ruling countries, and the like, is sourced in denying others this basic, fundamental respect. Most animosity between individuals can be traced to originating from one person denying this basic, fundamental respect. When one denies another this basic, fundamental respect, the other has a right to demand otherwise and a duty to so do. By not standing up to such tyranny on a grand scale, or bullying on a personal level, one is abdicating the special place in nature we all have been granted and leaving future generations just that much closer to the law of the jungle.

A philosophy of "Respect cannot be demanded it must be earned. Respect is earned only by giving it away" makes human relations and interaction into a "zero sum game". It converts "respect" into the currency of exchange, used to manipulate, coerce and extort. But much worse, as with all such things, it is relied upon for the foundation of rationalizing one's actions and treatment of other thus obscures truth, blurring reality and killing the soul, one cut at a time.


For any open, free and tolerant society:
The Purpose is:
to build a nation where everyone can attain their potential
and join together to help those that need help and protect those that need protection;
through:
informed, open and transparent discussion leading to a truly democratic solution for the good of all.


Liberal and comprehensive rights to access information, 
available to all
unobstructed and vigilantly exercised,
is a cornerstone of modern, open and free, democracy,
protecting all from a closed, secretive government 
intent on using the powers entrusted to them
for their self interest and interests contrary to the will of the people.

Access to information affords the stuff whereby the individual
may forge both sword and shield to uphold human rights,
without which no amount legislation can guaranty these rights
and so, should therefore stand on the same footing.


Good leadership in a modern, democratic, economically developed society
is not one person imposing his/her will on all the rest.
Good leadership refers to the whole and not one part.  It entails delegation of responsibilities and powers and choosing the right people in which these may be vested.


There is always a thousand reasons not to pursue a dream
And only one to pursue it.


It's too much only if it's successful


If our theories and instrumentation flow from our intellect
how can we say that the stars don’t.


Fossils are not evidence supporting evolution.

They can amount to no more than a lack of evidence towards the refutation
of the hypotheses underlying the theory of evolution. Internal
consistency of a physical theory does not make it real.

They can be ‘dated’ no further back into the past than their recent discovery
and exhumation. Their provenance can be established no further.

That they can be attributed to some hypothetical animal that gave up the ghost
millions of years ago is based on the same assumptions upon which
is based the theory of evolution.  If you believe in this, then
you may very well believe in fossils.








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