CBC News Posted: Oct 29, 2014 11:06 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 11:07 AM PT
I think that all of us who live on the Big Island and the littler ones had better get used to this; not only is it a direct threat to the NIMBYs on the smaller islands who don’t like the big rise in ferry fares (none of us do, but it keeps my limited income on the Island, a good thing…) but the facts are that, though most of us never voted for them, the gLibs are here to stay and will do what they like…besides the mere threat of a bridge swiftly silences those who complain about ferry fares, and redirects the defense to the concept of a bridge…pretty good deflection by the ClarkCorp…you have to admit…
Anyone else remember Pat NcGeer’s SoCred fantasies about a bridge to Vancouver Island from the Lower Mainland? Not looking like so much science fiction, now..and with the way things are going, the last model I saw, a series of pontoon-type bridges that landed on, and drove through, several islands before coming to rest on Vancouver Island, may not be such a pipe dream anymore.
With one of their infamous PPPs (public/private partnerships) the corporate types who financed BC Liberals would be slavering for the chance to ding us further by big tolls, and the swift elimination of unions and headaches for the government vis a vis the fare increases and the constant need to repair the old ferries would stop, eventually…but will it happen?
CBC News Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:24 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 28, 2014 6:25 AM PT
The problem with so many of these ‘official’ looking sites is that there seems to be no easy way to report any of it..
I constantly get fake government or commercial email warnings, and it sometimes astounds me how creative they are..trouble is, they are always from companies I either never heard of or places I don’t do business with..
There should be a central scam report site for us to forward these emails to, and someone should be dealing with the inherent fraud..
As a possible answer to those who have been, and will continue to be scammed online, I can only offer my own solution…if any utility, bank, government stuff comes that seems even slightly off, don’t open it..go directly to the supposed source and ask…e.g. go to the actual banks website, or the government site, and find out if in fact you were sent such an email..even if you aren’t suspicious, do it anyway..
It never hurts to be cautious, but it always hurts to get burned.
You that never done nothin’
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it’s your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly.
-from “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan
I found Harper’s speech after the Ottawa incident revolting, not to mention the fact that it was plagiarizing Bush’s 911 speech to a great extent..
No matter all the international chatter, this was not jihad come to Ottawa, this was the lunatic action of a troubled man who had obviously sent out lots of signals that he was prepared to do something suicidal..since so many Canadian politicians, after the fact, are stating that they were ‘briefed’ that something would happen…that something, in my mind, was a reaction to Canada granting Malala honourary citizenship status, as they had for Mandela and the Dalai Lama..
Harper expropriated the rhetoric of other war mongers and seemed to almost preen with satisfaction at the events, since he thinks they bolster his fear-mongering, which in turn plays to his fewer and fewer supporters…
This was not Canada’s 911, but it was an example of what can happen in any country that agrees to aid and abet the Western mythologizing of war as a valid response to their corporate supporters’ fears. And sadly, a young man had to die….and three more in Quebec…never mind the so-called terrorists, don’t let Harper win.