Sunday, January 31st, 2016 -( +1˚C / +34˚F — Cloudy with about a centimeter of fuzzy new snow coating everything and the sun’s trying to come out in Atlantic Canada @ 8:45 am )-
— Okay, so once again I spent the whole night fixing things on computers. Trying to get things to work that wanted to be left alone –
— Google’s Chrome browser informed me that it will no longer support any mac versions hosted on computers with ‘obsolete’ operating systems. – Like OS X versions 10.6 and 10.7 – Somebody needs to take them down a peg – or maybe throw them off the top of a pyramid in Central America and watch them bounce all the way down – Grrrr.
— Oh dangit, I’m trying to remain positive here.
— Jesse Ventura tweeted a schnarr photo of D. Trump and said he feels kind of good about Trump destroying the GOP the way he is. 🙂
— Um, that’s probably enough for now, Haben Sie einen guten Tag.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 -( +5˚C / +41˚F — Grey skies & damp in Atlantic Canada @ 8:00 am )-
— Economic Warfare —
— The oil and gas industries received $34 Billion dollars per year in taxpayer-funded subsidies? Mid-priced Electric cars cost about $31,000.00 Canadian Dollars. They figure there are 9 million families in Canada?
— The Province of New Brunswick, crying poverty, has told the people of New Brunswick that their ‘duly elected government’ is trying to decide how to institute tolls on New Brunswick’s highways to raise money because they’re not bringing in enough tax revenues? ***Why don’t they raise taxes on the corporations that have been getting away with downsizing, knocking hardworking people from their ability to pay those taxes, which may be fraudulently reported to the media which, in turn, ‘report’ those fraudulent figures to the news-consuming public.
— Walter Burien of cafr1.com [ (CAFR+the number 1) dot com ] is an investment counselor who has been trying to explain that virtually every level of Federal, State or Provincial, County, and municipal government has more income streams than they admit to, that tax revenues amount to one third of their actual income, and if they’re not receiving two thirds of their income from non-tax revenues, well then, shame on them for being incredibly stupid – Mr. Burien has been trying to explain this for years, has been politely screaming at seemingly sleeping citizens who, apparently, would much rather plug their ears than listen to him.
— The proposed Eastern Pipeline upgrade would bring oil from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick, not to be refined here, an operation which would create Canadian jobs, but to be loaded on ships and carried off to refineries in the USA, where US citizens would have job security that is lacking in Canada?
— Meanwhile, Facking has been shown to create earthquakes. Earthquakes endanger pipelines. Oil pipelines that split open poison groundwater. Poisoned groundwater forces humans to pay for water that isn’t poisoned, and it kills animals. Animals that die from poisoned water include farm animals that people eat, and pets, and wild animals, like the Beluga whales in the Saint Lawrence River/Seaway.
— When the Mayor of Montreal cried out against the pipeline, he was first accused of being selfish, then accused of trying to divide Canadians along East Versus West, or even Anglophones versus Francophones lines. Then, after a talk with Justin Trudeau, the Mayor of Montreal clarified that his stance against the pipeline was not against economic opportunities, but against the shoddy inability of watchdogs to insure that the pipelines would be properly built, properly inspected, and properly maintained. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for his part, has announced that he is not a cheerleader for this pipeline project, or any other pipeline project. First Nations/Native Americans – the people whose country was stolen out from under them by Europeans who claimed they were saving the aboriginal citizens of the ‘Americas’ from ignorance and poverty, have been fighting pipelines both in the east and in the west. They have also been fighting against the practice of ‘Fracking’, which threatens their drinking water and the stability of their lands.
— Canadian ‘Law’ sees mineral rights as belonging to the ‘Crown’, land owners have been shocked and dismayed to discover that their property has been invaded by somebody who dug a hole, searching for possible minerals or other exploitable resources, & left the ‘exploratory’ holes open and dangerous to children and other living things. And then the property owners discovered that (1) they are powerless to stop this sort of thing, (2) if anything valuable was discovered on or under their property, they would not benefit from that discovery, or its exploitation or development – at all, and (3) they just might have to pay the cost of filling any dangerous holes left in their own property.
— First Nations people have been fighting for centuries to keep their land and mineral rights, citing the fact that they never did sign away their mineral rights. Miners want to be able to walk onto Tribal lands and poison and ruin the area, grab whatever minerals and ores they find there, cart the valuable substances away and gesture obscenely as they ‘laugh all the way to the bank’ and capitalize on what they’ve stolen.
— Corporations have also been getting away with not paying their fair share of taxes in the United Kingdom. Google, which ‘mines’ information from the browsers of anybody connecting to their ‘services’ has recently been slapped on the wrist and asked to pay a pittance to cover back taxes while taxpayers in the UK have been discovering that they are being charged unbelievably ridiculous new taxes that sound more like a Monty Python routine than anything like a real tax that any government in the Western ‘Free World’ would have the gall to suggest.
— & On the Ethics front: In France, the Justice Minister resigned her post in protest over the new French law that strips citizenship from those accused of terrorism. So human beings with their humanity and moral values intact actually still do exist as of today, the 27th day of January/janvier, 2016. Of course, the newscast that announced this brave and ethical act went on to tell us that the Justice Minister who resigned had already been replaced by a schnarr ice-hole of an Elitist shill who was firmly in favour of advancing himself without regard for ethical behaviour or the health and well-being of anybody else.
— And so, sadly, tragically, that is a snapshot of this morning’s schnarr from Atlantic Canada.
Monday, January 25th, 2016 -( -13˚C / +9˚F with clear blue skies & bright sun after the just-past-full moon set maybe two hours ago and the temperature dropped two degrees Celcius in Atlantic Canada & now it’s 9:34 am )- Today is Ed Ferko’s Birthday.
— Um, I keep finding more things that irritate me about facebook. The Elitists’ spy agencies favourite site? Schnarr-
— & Duh- I’m feeling like my mind is on hold right now, input challenged?
— Somebody tweeted that Fracking in Wales has been delayed for at least ten years because of the drop in oil prices. Fracking should be outlawed everywhere due to the fact that it poisons ground water, causes earthquakes, and can not be made safe for any reasonable length of time no matter what the pro-fracking liars tell you.
— Yeah, the fact that positive information is withheld is depressing shouldn’t be all that surprising.
— We survived the mega blizzard – Didn’t see a single flake – Farther south, – in Nova Scotia they received as much as ten to 12 inches in the far southwest with Halifax not getting much. -What? maybe 5 inches?
Friday, January 22, 2016 -( -12˚C / +10˚F — Sunny & bright in Atlantic Canada @ 10:30 am )- Today would be my cousin, Kathy Conroy’s, birthday –
— The East Coast of the U.S.A. and expecially the Washington D.C. area is bracing for a scary winter storm that is threatening to dump 60 centimeters / 2 feet of snow during a 36 to 40 hour storm duration.
— Up here in New Brunswick, Canada, we had a couple killer storms that dumped almost that much snow more than once in the last two years.
— But Washington D.C. is facing the possibility that the area might be completely paralized.
— And I’m feeling kind of world-weary/punch drunk (?) from a barrage of news that I could swear was calculated to suck the optimism out of everybody silly enough to pay attention.
— So I’ll leave you with something positive and uplifting.
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 -( -10˚C / +14˚F with clear blue skies ahead in Atlantic Canada @ 7:00 am )-
— Once again I suffered through another round of propaganda in the news this morning. New Brunswick, crying poverty, has their spokes ‘people’ out explaining their options RE: three models of imposing tolls on New Brunswick highways.
— The ‘Social Pyramid’ is a total fabrication, People who believe they are ‘the top of the social food chain’ – can only maintain that illusion if those they have convinced are ‘beneath them’ continue to believe that lie. — Every Economy on this Planet is Based on Deceit and Manipulation by the ‘Banksters’ — The U.S. Revolutionary War was fought against the Bank Of England’s demand that the colonies pay taxes in Bank of England’s bank notes, which were nearly impossible to obtain in the colonies and thus inflated their tax rates beyond anything that reasonable men [ in those days, sadly, it was only men who held the power ] believed they should have to pay. —
— Meanwhile, too many young friends up here need all the nurturing and empowerment they can get.
— There are a series of ads on television up here describing how when Unions were strongest, the economy was also at its strongest. And when the anti-union propagandists convinced enough people that unions were wrecking their economy, in the early 2000’s, the Elitists began ransacking local economies all around the world, lying about all governments’ income streams, fraudulently claiming that they couldn’t afford the Federal, Regional, County and Municipal services they’d been supplying and raising taxes all around.
— I remember when I was covering the Town Council Meetings in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada. We were told that the Provincial government was forcing all municipalities to charge taxes they’d never needed before and informing those municipalities that if they did not comply with this they would would no longer receive their share of Provincial matching funds for any pre-approved projects and/or highway upkeep, and all those ‘revenue sharing’ programs like Health Care and Welfare.
— I think it was my friend, Doug Otterson, who first said, “All economics are Voodoo Economics.” after replays of George Bush The first’s anti Ronald Reagan speech were broadcast by Anti George Bush forces while I was living in the Ithaca, New York area. And that was before a lot of people began to point out that ‘Banksters’ are creating imaginary money every time anybody uses one of their credit cards, and Banksters are the ones who ‘create’ the economic atmosphere, and pull the plug whenever they want to manipulate those they have conned into accepting their deceptive practices into believing they are in financial difficulty so the Banksters can try to convince everybody that we should accept their vision of economic slavery.
— But, We are much stronger than ‘They’ want us to believe. And at least one Scientific Futurist whose methods have proved to be extraordinarily accurate has forecast that in the year 2019 – the last Banksters will meet a horrible death at the hands of those they tried to control and beat down all these years.
— I just wish there was somebody like Gandhi who could guide us through a quick and easy, relatively painless process to get us to the Heaven On Earth we all deserve without going through the hell and suffering that is probably going to force us to wake up and seize control of our own lives.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 -( -13˚C / +9˚F With Wind Chill around -26˚C/ -16˚F — Greyish and cold in Atlantic Canada @ 7:16 am )-
— There are weather warnings out there this morning. Wind Chills below -20˚C — which would translate to -4˚F — But – The latest possible Nor’Easter that is worrying meteorologists in New England and Nova Scotia will probably remain far enough south so Most of New Brunswick might get a repeat of Last Sunday’s storm here. — Nova Scotia got 40 centimeters / 16 inches of snow while we only got maybe two inches / 5 cm?
— One candidate has declared himself in the running for Fredericton’s Mayoral position. Apparently the sitting mayor has not clearly announced whether he wants to be the Mayor for another term or run for a seat on the City Council. One thing the mayor said about labour negotiations between the bus company and its drivers might either bite him or win him points with voters (or both – earn him some votes from some voters and earn his oppositions candidates voters from pro union voters. When bus drivers said they wanted their pay to be equal with what drivers in Moncton get, the current mayor said, “If they want to get paid what Moncton drivers are paid – they should move to Moncton.”
— Local / municipal, county and Provincial governments all around Canada ( and the rest of the ‘Western world’ for that matter ) have been crying poverty and claiming they have to cut back on programs and cut down on the number of people they employ because they just don’t have the money. I have been asking reporters and other newsy types to investigate the claims of CAFR1.com for a couple of years now – since I heard Walter Burien, an investment counselor, explain that virtually every level of government in the USA and almost all of the USA’s allies follow a model developed by the Rockefellers, in which all levels of government have several income streams but only let the public know about what they get from taxes. Mr Burien claims that all levels of government in the west here could stop collecting taxes and provide more and better services than they do now. And the message seems to be, “If these governments are not following this model, well then shame on them.” If this is true, and I do not have the resources or expertise to properly investigate this, myself, then all levels of governments here in the ‘free world’ are engaged in a monumental fraud. And, if this is true, it lends a lot of credibility to the claims of many Conspiracy Researchers that Elitists, who are trying their darndest to manipulate and control everybody and everything, are using “Need to Know” information with-holding as one of their ‘tools’ to deceive the rest of us, the 99% of us that the 1%-ers want to control. Their other tactics include using Intelligence Gathering Operations like the C.I.A. and MI-6 to recruit, train and secretly control ‘Terrorists’ like Al-Qaeda and ISIS – in order to maintain an atmosphere of fear and anxiety because fearful and anxious populations can be convinced to surrender their rights and freedoms in favor of promises of safety and security. The fact that governments use Anti-Terrorist legislation to turn their guns on their own citizens does not become immediately apparent. Police disguised as rioters have been ‘outed’ in areas where G-20 meetings supposedly drew a lot of civil unrest and lots of peaceful demonstrators were arrested and later had charges against them dropped. This happened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada a couple years ago. And it’s happened in too many other cities around the world.
— “Governments have killed more of their own civilian populations than all the Wars in the Last Century.” —
— In other, possibly more hopeful news, Anti-Terrorist Laws in the UK have been found to violate fundamental rights by failing to protect the rights of journalists and labeling journalists who criticize their governments as terrorists. I haven’t seen anything in the mainstream media about this here in Atlantic Canada, but the “Tweet-Us-Sphere” has been buzzing.
— Another thing I’d like to research today is a job opportunity here :
— Okay, I’ve probably done more than enough damage here today – Think Positive – We are evolving, The bad guys will kill each other off in their insane power struggles and leave the rest of us free to discover what the “New Heaven – New Earth” might be like.
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 -( -1˚C / +30˚F — Sunny & bright @12:34 pm in Atlantic Canada )-
— Mercury is retrograde and has been since the 5th. During the last couple of Merc-Retch stretches I felt moved to do more work on novels and other stories that had become bogged down in semi problematic philosophical swamps. These last couple days have been more like pins and needles in my cranium, with me wondering if anything I’m trying to create might generate more heat than light. My ‘inner editor’ is constantly working overtime, playing with plot twists and encountering didactics and messing around with inner dialogs and realistic slings and arrows of outrageous social pressures and stuff like that there.
— Thousands of channels and nothing worth watching, so I tuned in to ‘On Demand’ and watched Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ for I think the second time in my life and sat there wondering what the overall message of that film actually was. Was it designed to fire up our will to resist the evils of ‘modern society’? Or did it leave us all shell-shocked and resigned to giving up and submitting to a near-future dystopia? & How prophetic might it have been? Cops and jack-booted black uniformed fascists beating up on unarmed citizens? disenfranchised unarmed kids and members of the general public with nothing to lose resorting to rioting and smashing institutionalized symbols of mind-numbing lowest common denominator schooling and then they symbols of ‘consumerism’? Does anybody out there remember when Spiro T Agnew spouted that the youth in the 1960’s were protesting their own lack of creativity? That was before he got caught stealing from the taxation nation’s cookie jar and had to resign in disgrace.
— Yet I still believe we will come through all this and slowly create a better world than the mess we inherited.
— Sigh, but then again WordPress is doing another round of automatic updates today.
— So I guess that maybe if our own governments (who have killed more of their own citizens than all the wars in the last century did-) don’t butcher us – then maybe they’re hoping we’ll be frustrated to the point where we don’t have the strength so resist their insane attempts to turn us into good little zombies who march happily down the conveyor belt and dive into the meat grinders and turn ourselves into hamburger?
— Shudder –,
— Gee, I wish I had a more positive vision to elucidate today.
— I did appreciate the company of my hundred and twenty-five pound – four-legged Labrador buddy while the second viewing of ‘The Wall’ was more disappointing than the first.
— Give me something positively inspiring to fill my mind and life, never mind North Koreans with supposed H-bombs and Manchurian Candidate ‘Terrorists’ around ever corner.
— God, You did give me that vision of the world splitting into two separate dimensions, with the positive people waking up in a healthier, happier place — and the not-so-positive types waking up in a continuation of this nightmare, thinking they won – for a reason, right?
— Don’t let them wear us down to utter despair – Help us find the optimism to go on and keep trying–,
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 -( -7˚C / +19˚F with bright sun shining in Atlantic Canada @ 11:18 am )- Today is my friend Kay’s birthday, & Yesterday was Paramahansa Yogananda’s Birthday.
— I was updating my prayer lists and feeling bad because I couldn’t remember the names of some friends I haven’t seen in a while. I can see their faces and hear their voices and feel their senses of humor, but their names are just beyond my reach at the moment. (sigh, maybe I’m trying too hard.)
— It’s chilly out there in the real world and I didn’t believe I had a lot to say that was worth broadcasting/sharing with anybody – I had a wicked headache yesterday and took some aspirin to deal with that.
— So I checked facebook and one of my friends posted something about not wanting to read any negative rants about the world coming to an end – I took that to mean that she didn’t want to read anything expounding on the terrorist-boogie men who replaced the communist boogie men that too many of us used to believe were hiding under our beds.
— And I tried to remember the lyrics to a song from what? the 50’s? “Forget about the killin and the dyin and the lyin and the cryin and the fella with the switch blade knife – Just think about livin, and think about life.” and it worried me that I wasn’t a thousand percent sure that I had the lyrics right.
Monday, January 4th, 2016 -( -8˚C / +18˚F with light snow falling @ 12:12 pm in Atlantic Canada )-
— I sat down to watch the news after Cathi went to work, her first day back after her Christmas Holidays. I drifted in and out and began seriously waking myself up while CBC News casters were talking about a ‘domino effect’ from a 7% drop in China’s stock market. The Chinese closed their market down to halt the downward slide. I thought the news casters might have been saying that the downward slide in China caused a domino effect and was causing a bit of a world-wide panic / market sell-off. Then I wondered if somebody was trying to say that the fact that the Chinese closed down their market caused the problem.
— I was in and out of sleep / ‘wakefulness’ and ‘heard’:
“The market manipulators are making their move
– Smug in their belief that their tactics
have worked so well in the past
– But something has changed –
– Their efforts will fail
And their failure will be ‘Ultimate’ -“
— I’m not entirely sure exactly what that means, or whether it popped up through my imagination all by itself, or might have been the thoughts of someone in China or somewhere else on this planet, or what. (?) The phrasing didn’t come out in any patterns I usually think in – and when I tried to edit my thoughts to make the last phrase : “Their efforts will ultimately fail.” I felt like some kind of authority figure disapproved of that wording. While I felt that I thought I was ‘seeing’ an image of a stern Chinese teacher who was looking down at me with almost no emotion visible, but his posture conveyed a strong feeling that I did not want to incur his anger by getting that wrong.
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 -( -1˚C / +30˚F & Sunny @ 11:11 am here in Atlantic Canada )-
— On Thursday Morning, December 31st, CBC News reported that an Earthquake measured at 4.3 by Canadian Standards & 4.8 or 4.9 by US Geological Survey people, had shaken several people awake in Victoria, British Columbia. The quake was centred just off the coast of Vancouver Island, between islands in that area. They also reported that the quake happened at about 42 kilometers deep underground where plates were moving under one another. The Canadian earthquake measuring people later adjusted their estimate and reported they believed the quake weighed in around 4.7. The US Geological Survey also reported that they believed the epicentre had occurred at more like 52.5 km deep.
— On New Year’s Day, Friday, There was a four point something quake reported in Nicaragua.
— Saturday morning, January 2nd, CBC started off reporting a 5.3 quake in Afghanistan and then reported 4.3 quake off the coast of California. Afghanistan had previously reported a 6.3 quake on Christmas Day.
— And Nicaragua is back in the news this morning with a 4.5 quake while Attu Station in Alaska had one that measured 4.7 and Fiji felt one that measured 5.0.
— Oklahoma had a cluster of at least 7 smallish quakes that have been blamed on Hydraulic Fracking.
— Looks like 2016 is off a start that could be summed up in early Rock And Roll lyrics as “Shake, Rattle and Roll”.