Mr. Kerry Diotte, teacher of broadsheet copy and paste scribes, hero of print was pointing out the other week how Edmonton’s Mayor likes to play the 3 shell blame game on why Edmonton has the highest taxes in the Solar system, galaxy and possibly the entire Universe!
Yes indeed, Edmonton’s Mayor, leader of the yearly budget, is of course a saying how the highest in the world tax rate isn’t because of his lack of leadership, but is due to civic employees who table the budget to council for voting.
Oh my, oh goodness, the pirate at the helm of the ship is a saying how he isn’t at the helm of the ship, while he is at the helm of the ship, steering it to the first deficit this millenium.
In a show of fiscal irresponsiblity, the irresponsible Mayor tax and spend of Edmonton, is trying to CONvince everyone that Mayor Tax and spend of Edmonton has no input into the budget. Memories of ENRON are dragged up by this claim of his. Similar to a “salted” claim that CONned many a poor overtaxed gold seeker into the grave.
According to Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton, all Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton does, is wear his blindfold and Vote however his corporate sponsers tell him to vote! Apperantly he can not even change the small change numbers on one small line of the overtaxing, always increasing, City of Edmonton budget.
11% hike for councils office budgets, almost 2/10ths of a million for replacing garbage cans, and that is just the tip of the dino bone named overtaxing. Then there is the $100 million plus art gallery, which when done will have the MOST EXPENSIVE price on realestate per square foot of gallery space. Add to that the 1/3 of a $ Billion intersection on 23 ave and Calgary trail, more expensive than any 3 bridges across the river in Edmonton. And that is just two of many squandering 3 eyed parrots wonders that Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton is wasting tax dollers on.
Also, according to Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton, since a bit over 10 poorcent of the people voted for Mayor Tax and spend to be Mayor Tax and Spend, Mayor Tax and Spend has a clear Mandate to Tax and Spend.
Don’t worry , there will probably be a nother tax increase next year too! After all that is what Mayor tax and spend does, tax and spend. . . . . After all, it isn’t the worker that tells the corporate boss how to do the budget, its the corporate boss that tells the worker how the budget whould be.
Mayor tax and spends fictional story on how the tax increases are all the civic employees fault is just that; a story and not the Truth.
The Truth is: With tax increase after tax increase, after tax increase, Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton has truely earned his title of: Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton.
1.1The purpose of this Act is to maintain and encourage competition in Canada in order to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy, in order to expand opportunities for Canadian participation in world markets while at the same time recognizing the role of foreign competition in Canada, in order to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises have an equitable opportunity to participate in the Canadian economy and in order to provide consumers with competitive prices and product choices. “
Even though the competition act is written righty into the Canadian law, under its own act, the Competition act, which says people of Canada are allowed to have choices in the market place, the University of Alberta, has decided that monopolies are all righty, and that on Campus the U of a will decide what you choose.
Yes indeed, in contradiction to everything the free market system stands for, in total contradiction of the competition act, the Big Brotherly University of Alberta has thrown the democractic concept of free market competition out the window, and embraced the totalitarian dictatorship of the monopoly, which the competition act is there to anull.
Indeed, at the University of Alberta, cocaine cola, the breadbasket of greed is the only sugary diabetic inducing soft drink allowed on campus!
In a slap to the face of all pepsi-cola drinkers, and freedom of choice everywhere, the University of Alberta has said choice is something not allowed for students. In the quest of greed, freemarket competition is gone to the highest bidder. just as it was in the days where there were serfs, and no universities.
The Competition Act ignoring, University of Alberta, has decided that students do not need choices in life, such a decision clearly shows how the monopoly supporting University of Alberta spits upon the charter of rights and freedoms which says choices are a freedom or right.
The Monopoly supporting, University of Alberta, has decided that; teaching students to sell out to the highest bidder is the thing to do. The University of Alberta has also decided that teaching students to spit upon the competition act is great! As long as greed stuffs ones pockets, its allrighty to stiffle the competition is a free market system and country says the University of Alberta with its monopoly for cocaine greed cola.
some of the latest long standing jokes on campus according to the University of Alberta studets rumor mongering mill are:
1 I’ll be right back, I’m just gonna go get a pepsi!
2 Could you go get me a pepsi? ( replaces “please go, your boring”)
3 Monopoly? Thats a bord game cocaine greed cola won!
All this thwarting of the competition act by the University of Alberta in the name of greedy pocket stuffing, makes one wonder a few things like: does ones grades go down at the University of Alberta if one is seen drinking pepsi? Or is one declared a terrorist for drinking pepsi? Is a person banned from campus if caught drinking a pepsi? And of course whats next?
Will there soon be just one type of food one can get on campus at the university of Alberta? aND WILL THERE BE JUST ONE CAR ADVERTISED ON THE CAMPUS RADIO, the hummer perhaps? Will students at the University of Alberta be forced to shop at only One Store, buy only one brand and one size of underwear?
Monopolies are wrong, they contravine everything the competition act is there for. For a University to be wiping thier dirty rear end with the competition act is beyond wrong, for they are the ones that are there to teach students ABOUT stuff like the competition act and free trade, and how monopolies are wrong. Instead:
one must ask: “U of A, what are they teaching there?”
Avast, yee corporate media pirates, and gather ’round, yar sirfurs, but stuff yar wee ones ears, for there be words here, not fit fare tham to har, that would shiver thar timbers, down to the wee little boots upon thier feet!
By the six toed boots of the inbred dead mens electrified, wur it sworn that this har tale be truest as the gleam in the eye of a pirate while grasping a easy swaggered penny from a newborns piggy bank. Arrrr! thust them sword weildin’ grog carrying babysitters, righty out the window, and trust them not, or your piggy banks will be emptyied and gone! Gone just like the parrots, when the crackers come out!
Now it be rumored that the Krakens grancestor had once hauled silk from Asia threw a hole in the ground deep enough to reach to Asia, but those just be rumors of the Krakens roars.
It also be rumored by the three eyed parrots rumormongering mill that the Kraken is a land creature! and those rumors be double true. Tripley true is the Victory of the Kraken over the Captin of the pirate ship that cursed the citizens everywhere with the burden of monies pillages for ill gotten grog spilt, in a 3 rounds no holds barred contest of who, who could talk the truest. The Kraken won, no contest what so ever.
That ill gotten grog spilt: Was spilt down the never ending greedy gullet of the guilty as a slumlord pirate captin, whose only quest it seams was to fleece the overtaxed voters pockets for as much ill gotten gain as possible. Year after year the pirate captin grabbed more ill gotten gain. The ill gotten gain gained, grew by great greedy percentages every year. ten poorcent one year, 13 poorcent the next year, and on and on it went.
For with a wonderous big and tasty sea carrot and a prickley and very knobby shallow ocean tree branch, the pirate captin arrrred and ARRRed the first and second swabs into doing what the pirate captin told them to do. Polish the Pirate Captins Urinals, swab the pirate captins art collection, and with thier own toothbrushes, polish to a gleaming almost golden hue, the pirate captins most expensive beyond belief, southern cloverleaf, made from the liquified bones of white elephants imported from lala land. And swab the first and second mates did, for they liked tales of feastin’ upon big and tasty sea carrots, and did not like rumormongerings of prickley and very knobby shallow ocean tree branches beating them up forevermore until they faded into obscurity.
For with a swabbed to the hilt pirate ship, the pirate captin was able to pillage more and more from the overtaxed voters pockets year after year. so swab the first and second swabs did and do, like pros teachin’ fourth mates how to steal from the kiddies piggy banks while pretending to be the babysitter!.
Far easier to stoop over and swab and pillage as ordered than to stand up and turn a pirate ship into a cargo carrier or a cruise liner, for that would be real work, and pillagin and swabbin’ is far easier. If in doubt, just ask winkey the 3 eyed parrot, wonder of the pirate realm everywhere!
And then the Kraken ROARS, a loud ROAR, so loud, it was heard from shore to shore to shore! Upon all three of the overtaxed oceans, and all 8 of the pirate polluted seas, was the Krakens roars, herd, so loud it was. And long was the Roar of the Kraken, so long was the Krakens roar, that the Roar of the kraken bellowed out for month upon month long. Some sayth the roar was heard for years, other say the roar was so loud it chased winter away from some areas. Others sathy it was so long and so loud it must be God farting upon the great toliet in the sky! And some say the roar was so loud and long that it sent shivers threw the stars in the night skies, by which most knowledgeable pirates steer by.
Indeed, the Kraken roars sent shivers up many a swaggering swilling pirates yellow bellied spine.
It was way back . . . way back when in the decade of the noughties, and naughty they had been indeed. With 1/2 million dollar campaign budgets, 13% wage increases, increases in office budgets, increases in property taxes, and increases in the amount of time ice covered the streets, and increaces in the amount of Scamdels that happened, like 13 million spent on a park of concrete! Yes it way back then in history, that the pirate Captin was a groging down at a certain ovetime establishment of grog serving that the pirate captin first heard of the KRAKEN OF THE DEEP the most dreaded meteorlogical phenomina of the eight seas. The pirate captin then was just a second deck swab, underworked and overpaid as most pirates are, when he heard from the person codenamed deepthoughts about the the most dreaded meteorlogical phenomina of the eight seas, the KRAKEN OF THE DEEP!
In half whispers, in a darkened corner over a table covered in grog stains, the futire pirate captin heard how the most dreaded meteorlogical phenomina of the eight seas, the KRAKEN OF THE DEEP was a land critter! A land critter that walked on two legs! Rumor mongering had it that the the most dreaded meteorlogical phenomina of the eight seas, the KRAKEN OF THE DEEP
was fourty feet tall! The rumor mongering mill also had it that the most dreaded meteorlogical phenomina of the eight seas, the KRAKEN OF THE DEEP had two arms! Two arms the size of mountain ranges through which freight trains run! and with just its bellow, the most dreaded meteorlogical phenomina of the eight seas, the KRAKEN OF THE DEEP was rumored to cause ships to sink, mountains to quake and pirates to fall down and loose thier sea legs( the ability to walk on a ship pitching to and fro in a storm churned sea.)
The most dreaded meteorlogical phenomina of the eight seas, the KRAKEN OF THE DEEP, according to the established pirate rumor mongering mill, could walk on water! Eat hot coals for breakfast, comsume lava for lunch! Breath smoke that burned! and shoot flaming balls of fire from its arse hole that burned entire forests and towns down to ashes that drifted away on the winds!
The most dreaded meteorlogical phenomina of the eight seas, the KRAKEN OF THE DEEP acording to the rumormongering mill could eat seventy seven pirates at one meal! And it was rumor mongered to be able to pull miracles from its two nostrils, like a sick pirate blowing snot from his beak.
But The Pirate Captin in his ship of pillagin’ did more than shiver, that pirate captin, as he shivered, shook and cringed in defeat, knew the doom was comin’ once again. For the Pirate captin had been there before. Had heard the roar. . before. And had felt the full effect of such a Kraken roar. for the Pirate captin, have suffered ignoble defeat before, by the bellows of the Krakens Roar.
“3 rounds in the ring
No holds barred
Looser wears a clown suit.”
All wealth, every drop of it, is created by a worker working. UNfortuantly, most workers do not own the means of production, Usually it is rich capitalists that own the means of production.
Example, a slum landlord owns a trailer park near sherwood park, near Edmonton , in the excellent Nation of Alberta. The Capital assest, the means of production is the trailer park , falling apart so much, that the garbage trucks will not enter it, the roads are so bad. By charging excessive rent, and exhourbant fees, the slum landlord reaps vast amounts of profit, while the tenats live in 4th world conditions. (Even in the third world, people haul the garbage away.) If the tenants owned the property, it would probably be in better condition and never deteriorate to the point where the garbage trucks refuse to enter.
The slum landlord continues to do such,until the tenants are almost in revolt, and articles are appearing in the newspapers and media about the conditions in slumville. Then at this point the slumlandlord usually gets fined, hauled into court, again and again, and either spends pennies to fix things up, or looses the property. and the slumlandlords profits go down!
the same thing happens on a world scale. Business pillages the worker working until there is almost a revolt and profits dip.
The only way out of such a cycle of boom and bust is to get off the planet. for the make work projects of the last century only continued the boom-bust economic cycle, for most of those make work projects were not real projects worthy of that named intelligent sentient beings.
a co-ordinated effort by all countires, where 200 to 1000 space ports are built, and a million people per year are put into space, on the moon, in the astroid belt on mars, on the moons of the gas giants, and at stations inbetween them all is the only way out of the economic cycle of boom and bust.
If we were to do so in the most environmentally friendly ways possible, with things like railguns and such other non-polluting methods of launching people into space, to do so would be even more labour intensive to build, and create work for centuries.
Governments could easily print vast sums of monies to give to the banks so they can loan it out to the corporations to build the equipment needed. Those corporations would be needing so many workers working ther would be labour shortages for the next 300 years.
Wages would go up, the quality of life would improve, Education would improve, and there would be no boom or bust cycles for hundreds of years if not thousands of years. It would be nothing but boom forevermore it would seam.
Look at how Europe and indeed the rest of the world profited from the age of exploration. So too would the entire world from such a venture today. And they did not profit for just a day, it was hundreds of years!
Yes indeed, far tastier is a real Mammoth steak cloned from frozen in the permafrost thousands of years ago Mammoth, than a white elephant steak one can only see in the controversial headlines in the Corporate Media.
How the Mayor Tax & Spend of Edmonton is peeved at butts. It’s not coffee cups, nor car pollution, which would involve air quality, nor is it what gets poured into the river, that has Mayor Tax And Spend peeved. Nope its cigarette butts. . . .
This clown of Edmonton in the Mayors chair, should have started ragging on how Edmonton water has 140 parts per milion of god knows what, or he should have been promoting the City buying non-polluting vehicles.
But no, this Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton instead has a problem of a discriminating nature with butts. Probably after a meeting with former councilor Phair, is where the Mayors problems started. . . .
8 long years ago when he was just a rookie councilor, Discriminating MayorTax and Spend then, could have insisted that Edmonton put ashtrays around the city. Now though , Mayor Tax and Spend wants the province to heap more discrimination upon smokers to up the tobacco taxes, and then Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton wants all that money and more. Probably so he can declare smokers terrorists and rendition them to a foreign country where thier rights and freedoms can be abused, so that his morals are not so offended by the new terrorists of pollution!
The discriminating against smokers Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton would rather have the entire police force out in thier gas guzzling 8 cylinder cars double taxing people for driving and smoking , rather than actually fight real pollution or real crime.
Crime like the cost overruns on the art gallery, or those police should be investigating why the 23 ave and QE II interssection is costing almost 1/2 of a billion dollars!
For 1/2 of a billion , the police could have been picking up all those butts in Edmonton and getting some real work done. Double taxing drivers on thier way to work, by the thousands in a day, is not real police work, it’s the pretend kind. . . .like blaming pollution on butts, while driving to work in the gas guzzler. . .
Yes indeed, having those police babysit everyones children at daycares would be better work thandouble taxing drivers in some pretend kind of work. And the citizens of Edmonton would probably be happy if the police were doing real work and babysitting everyones childrens in the various daycares around town.
Butt, Mayor Tax and Spend would not have those extra millions upon millions from the over ticketed drivers pockets to waste on white elephant projects, if the police were doing real work and babysitting instead of doing the pretend kind of police work and acting as Mayor tax and Spends double taxation teams.
The real butt doing the damage is not the ones lying on the streets, its the one sitting in the Mayor of Edmonton chair, saying leadership is double taxing whomever they can. . . .
Advocates for the legalization of cannabis say Monday’s historic ruling on medical marijuana may soon lead to a total decriminalization of the drug.The Ontario Court of Appeals ruled that Canada’s current law prohibiting the possession of marijuana is unconstitutional.
The ruling says that if the federal government doesn’t put a new law on the books within 12 months, it will cease to be a crime to grow or smoke marijuana in Ontario.
The Ontario ruling says that Canada must have a marijuana law that allows people who have a legitimate medical need — like Terry Parker, who took his case to court — to smoke the drug, or have no law at all. . . . ”
That was 8 long stinking years ago, that the justices of Ontario ruled that parliment MUST WRITE NEW LAWS, when it comes to marijuana.
A ministeerial order that can be changed at the whim of the minister, anytime is not a law debated, and passed by parliment to the senate who gives it to the govenor general so it can be signed into existance, then and only then is it a “Law of parliment,” that can be contested in the courts to make sure it is a VALID law that DOES NOT conflict with our rights and freedoms as guarenteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
the De jure of it all is: Since parliment has not made new marijuana laws, even though they have had 8 long smoking years to write new laws, there isn’t any. Marijuana possesion is a charge “unknown to law, ” here in Canada.
the de Facto of it all is: Justices, crown persicutors, and RCMP and all the various police forces are all breaking the law, when they try to charge someone with a charge “unknown to law”