4/11/2015

Message for Minister Moore

"I think it's highly inappropriate for any politician to start pointing fingers and trying to score political points, and taking jabs at other levels of government, without knowing all the facts, while the cleanup is still ongoing," in my opinion the "jabs" you speak of are completely justified.

That statement of yours actually identifies the problem. It is the fault of the Federal Government, in particular the Conservatives that this spill is turning into a disaster. All the deflection in the world cannot take away the fact that your government is irresponsible. And the main problem here is that your government does not have a plan in place to immediately identify the problem and immediately contact the levels of government that you so readily blame for singling you out. In my opinion the "jabs" of which you speak by the "other levels of government" are completely justified.

You can tell Ritford that the criticism from the west coast is completely justified.  

It boggles the mind why you shut down Kitsalano base. A place that is mere feet from this spill. You were warned of this when you arbitrarily shut the base down For christ sakes man, you live in the province. Take a walk along the beaches in English Bay. Have a look at what your governments misguided policies have brought to the most beautiful city in the world and its' pristine beaches  by the arbitrary closure of Kits Base.

Your world class spill response so far is a god damn farce. Your government has been dragging their ass on this. And you know it. All the bullshit in the world from your government can't detract from what is happening out here. What you should be telling us is that you don't have a clue.


3/05/2015

Oil Companies Are Ripping Us Off! What Are You Prepared To Do?

     There is a Federal Election on the horizon. Possibly sooner than we think.

     For years we have known that the oil companies have been ripping us off. And no sitting government in the country has been remotely interested in doing anything about it.

     Why? Because if they attempt to control  the prices of fuel (especially at the pump) they will lose billions in tax revenue. Pure and simple.

     Recently, the price at the well head took a huge dive and the oil barons were reluctant to lower the prices. Why? Because they had to keep showing a profit to the investors in order to keep them.

     So, how did they get around this? They artificially inflated the retail price to gouge the shit out of us. And to top it off they truly think we are morons and won't do anything about it.

      The wellhead price for cruse is still hovering around (just below) $50 per barrel.The price managed to drop a bit. But not exponentially. They still kept ripping us off. And then what did they do? They came up with some lame excuse as to why they had to re-inflate the artificial price at the pump.

     Jesus Christ these people are making us out like lame asshole. They actually think we aren't going to do anything about it. And for years we kept boycotting various gas companies. We all know that didn't work.

     Ever since the Feds gave Petrocan to private investors any control that we had over prices went out the window.

     I allege that there is collusion in the oil industry in Canada. That collusion includes all the oil and gas producers as well as the Federal and Provincial governments.

     It has been with great restraint that I have refrained from using my customary language in this post. And believe me this pisses me off more than the Recall.

So here is what I propose: I, and I hope many of you will be asking all candidates what they intend to do about this ripoff. The first candidate that proves to me that they are doing something about this ripoff will be getting my vote. And I don't mean any sitting candidate that is paying lip service. I want parties to make it part of their platform. I want guarantees. I want independats to speak out loudly. I would like to see this the number one issue in the upcoming Federal Election. I could give a rats ass about "what  do you want, liberty or security" that's a no brainer. With liberty we have security.

Harper dfoesn't want us to be liberated. Why. So he can continue to openly patronize the oil companies. The FedCons do not have my vote because they are openly supporting this ripoff. They had their chance.

Screw em.

10/31/2014

Natural Gas Pipeline Leak In 100 MIle House Area?

I have just returned from town doing my month end business and noticed quite a lot of pipeline trucks and employees in the area. I thought this was pretty unusual and began to wonder if something was up. Like maybe surveying to add another line to the existing two we already have.

I happened to mention this to an aquaintence and to my surprise they told me that they heard there was a leak in the line in this area and it was being kept very quiet.They said a lot of people were worried.

Now, my source is very reliable and they are actually worried about this.

Being the weekend and all I may not be able to get any info until Monday. If at all. But let me assure you If this information proves to be true the shit is going to hit the fan. Can you hear me squirrel cheeks?

9/03/2014

Where Is The $40 Coming From

Teachers in BC are in a Strike/Lockout situation in this Province.

Contract talks are going nowhere and the government appears to be sitting on their hands waiting for courts decision(s). Why? Do they think the 3rd time is lucky? I have news for those who think they will win. You only win when you are right.

Twice now the BC supreme court has shot down the Governments attempts at trampleing on the constitution.. Twice.

I don't know about you but once was enough for me. Christ, I don't know who is advising the government on these matters but if it's lawyers there should be a wholesale exodus from government. Or is it that the government just isn't listening to them.

I allege that this whole mess is being controlled by Christy. She's pulling the strings. Why? You ask. Well it was under Christies watch that this whole mess was perpetuated. That's right. Back in 2002 she and Herr Campbell decided they didn't like the education system and since then have been systematically changing it to suit their needs. And again I allege Christy is following up to save face. That's right. It appears to be her way or the highway.

Government keeps yelling about "no money". Are you ready for this. They're lying.
They have offered parents $40 per day.per child under 13.

So lets just say the class sizes are 30 students. That's $1200 per class per day.
Now there's approximately 20 School days per month. That's $24000 peer month per class.
There are 558985 students at $40 per day. That's 22,359,400
Multiply that by 20 and the government will spend 447,188,000

AND THEY DON"T HAVE ANY MONEY

We haven't even talked about how much they are paying the suits to fight the losing battle in court.

What I would like to add is: whose idea was it to insert that ridiculous clause about the teachers dropping greivences? Do they not understand what that procedure is about? If not then they have no business at the bargaining table.

It sure looks  to me that the government (Christy Clark) is attempting  to save face on a wrong she created herself.

8/29/2014

Mount Polley: Something's Bothering Me

The second thing I saw after the Dyke breached was a photo of what appears to be a D9 dozer sitting on top of the dyke a very short distance from the breach.



Now I know many of you live in or near cities and have never had the experience of being near one of these monsters, especially when it is running.

When I was younger I worked on a construction project that use a tiny JD350 dozer. When It was running, parked near very soft groun two things occurred. First was a sight I will never forget being a sport fisherman. The vibration of the machine brought literally thousands of dew worms to the serface. The second was that the macine started to sink into the ground.
 I mentioned this because I wanted you to know what these machines are capable of. And this was a small machine.

Later in life I worked in the mines and got up close and personal with some of the biggest machinery I ever worked around.

Now, if you were to stand next to something as large, or larger than a D9, there is a definate Shaking of the ground and a very loud noise from the engine.

When you build an earth dyke, two things should take place.
1. The base fill should consist of very large boulsers and;
2. There should be a membrane in place that lays on the bottom and against the dyke.
There are various reasons for this but the main ones are for stability and to prevent seepage.
After looking at still photos of the Dozer sitting very close to the breach (Ican't find any to download right now) two things appear to be evident.
1. There appears to be no membrane.
2. There appear to be  no boulders.

From all this I can only conclude that the dozer had been working on the dyke (evidenced by how close to the breached it sits abandoned) and the vibration turned the mix beneath it to soup, the water seeped through weakening the dyke which inevitably burst sending millions of gallons of dirty water through the breach. Some of it made a immediate right turn and went down a small creek into Quesnel Lake. The rest went basically left pushing the slag to one end of Polley Lake.

It's going to be real interesting to see what the panel says, how long of a delay the government puts on publishing the report so they can spin its' content, and just what will happen about the cleanup.ie: who will pay for it. The cleanup I mean.