Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Victoria ousts 'Prime Minister' Macdonald. Where is Vancouver City Council on B.C.’s first lieutenant-governor, Sir Joseph William "Trutch Street"?

The First Nation people of Vancouver have long sought out Vancouver City Council to remove the Trutch Street sign.

A Post from 2013:  "Trutch" we never Trusted. How about Truce, Christy?  


A BC Liberal Government Website likes to hang onto the old names database, by listing off their "Alias", like it was a crime, a fraud and to a large degree, they were.   If Grandpa called the best fishing hole in British Columbia "Rum Cache", don't look for it on the map, the name is now Cicuta Lake, south-west of Vanderhoof, well before you reach the Nechako Reservoir.

92% of 100% Reserve land was put aside for the 1% like Trutch,    by Trutch,    for Trutch!

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Land policy under Colonial B.C. 1850 - 1871

The first Indian (First Nation Land) Reserves were created in this period.  These reserves were located on southern Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, the Fraser Canyon, Kamloops, the Nicola Valley, the Okanagan,  and the Shuswap Lake areas.  Most of these were set up by Sir James Douglas in the early 1860's.

Douglas' reserve policy generally allowed Indians to select as much land as they wanted.  In 1861 Douglas directed the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, who had responsibility for laying out these early reserves, to "take measures to .... for marking out distinctly, the Indian Reserves throughout the Colony".  He added that "the extent that the Indian Reserves to be defined" was to be "as they may be pointed out by the native themselves".

This policy was dramatically reversed in 1864 - 1865 by Joseph Trutch.  As head of the colonial Department of Lands and Works, Trutch initiated a policy of reduction of the Douglas' reserves, of reluctance to allot additional reserves, and of non-recognition of the Indian's aboriginal claim  (native title).

An example of Trutch's policy of reduction can be seen along the Thompson River.  The Indians of Kamloops, Neskainlith and Shuswap Lake originally held a reserve along the north bank of the South Thompson River from Kamloops to Shuswap Lake.  This included Little Shuswap Lake and areas around Adams Lake.  In 1866 these reserves were "adjusted" by Trutch by reducing them to approximately their present size.

This policy was extended to the Fraser Valley in 1867.  It is difficult to get precise information on the location and size of the present reserves in the Fraser Valley are only remnants of the original reserves.

To learn more about these early "cut-offs" and other land grievances in the 1850 -1871 period, see the article, "Joseph Trutch and Indian Land Policy"  in B.C. Studies  (1971 - 72) by Robin Fisher.


CBC Lede: Sticker campaign targets Trutch Street signs

..... He (Trutch) also made sure Indian reserves were small, quickly overturning the generous and inclusive decisions of his colonial predecessor, Governor James Douglas.
"He reduced the reserves that Douglas had allowed for by 92% and changed the laws so that a Sto:lo family could only occupy about 10 acres of land," says Kluckner.
Trutch went on to be the first lieutenant-governor of B.C. in 1871, when the province decided to join Confederation.

"His policies and the policies of the government of the time were perfectly in keeping with serving the needs of the British government,” says documentary filmmaker Vince Hemingson.  .......

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Air Quality Index Kelowna (186) vs Vancouver (24) August 13, 2018 Action needed immediately to protect peaches

Notes Training Air Raid Wardens 1941 British Columbia

Effect of the weather in gas attacks  (Page 3 of 59)

The danger from gas is increased or decreased according to the weather.

Calm Mild Weather (with or without fog).  Gas evaporates slowly.  It hangs about in strong concentration and may penetrate buildings if these are imperfectly protected.

Warm Weather.  Gas is given off more readily and mixes more easily with the surrounding air.

Cold Weather.  Gas does not rise so quickly.

Frosty Weather.  Has little effect on non-persistent gas, but may cause the liquid of mustard gas to freeze, which remains a danger if touched.  It will give off vapour again when the thaw sets in.

Rain.  Has little effect on any gas if light in character, but if heavy rain occurs it will remove the gas from the air and also wash away the liquid from the ground.

Wind.  A high wind will soon carry away the gas, as well as the vapour arising from the liquid on the ground, etc.  The rate at which this happens depends largely on the force and direction of the wind.  The gas rarely rises to more than 20 feet.

I always believed that my Grandfather died in France, close to home and the Wingate coal mines.

Recently, I came across a letter that my Mother wrote.  'Dad was MIA  Dardanelles!!!'

Not France???

He was 'recovering' from the effects of the coal dust with not a bright future ahead of him, or the family, health wise on all fronts.   With his last gasp he volunteered to go overseas. 

The death benefit pension provided by the British Government created  the means for the widower with three children to travel to Vancouver and start a new life............

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Mueller III vs Trump; Trump vs Eisenhower or Kennedy or Washington


Military Service of United States Presidents

George Washington

1775–1783 – Continental Army 
1798–1799 – United States Army
Rank Major 1752–1754
 Lieutenant Colonel 1754–1755
 Colonel 1755–1758
 General 1775–1783
 Lieutenant General 1798–1799
General of the Armies of the United States 1976–present (posthumous)
Commands heldColonel, Virginia Regiment
General and Commander-in-chief, Continental Army
Commander-in-chief, United States Army


Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dates of rank[edit]

Source - Official Register of Commissioned Officers of the United States Army, 1946. pg. 205.
No pin insignia in 1915Second LieutenantRegular Army: June 12, 1915
US-O2 insignia.svgFirst Lieutenant, Regular Army: July 1, 1916
US-O3 insignia.svgCaptain, Regular Army: May 15, 1917
US-O4 insignia.svgMajorNational Army: June 17, 1918
US-O5 insignia.svgLieutenant Colonel, National Army: October 14, 1918
US-O3 insignia.svgCaptain, Regular Army (reverted to permanent rank): June 30, 1920
US-O4 insignia.svgMajor, Regular Army: July 2, 1920
US-O3 insignia.svgCaptain, Regular Army (discharged and reappointed): November 4, 1922
US-O4 insignia.svgMajor, Regular Army: August 26, 1924
US-O5 insignia.svgLieutenant Colonel, Regular Army: July 1, 1936
US-O6 insignia.svgColonel, Army of the United States: March 11, 1941
US-O7 insignia.svgBrigadier General, Army of the United States: September 29, 1941
US-O8 insignia.svgMajor General, Army of the United States: March 27, 1942
US-O9 insignia.svgLieutenant General, Army of the United States: July 7, 1942
US-O10 insignia.svgGeneral, Army of the United States: February 11, 1943
US-O8 insignia.svgMajor General, Regular Army: August 30, 1943
US-O11 insignia.svgGeneral of the Army, Army of the United States: December 20, 1944
US-O10 insignia.svgGeneral, Regular Army: November 19, 1945
US-O11 insignia.svgGeneral of the Army, Regular Army: April 11, 1946
Note - Eisenhower retired from the Army on May 31, 1952 and resigned his commission on July 18, 1952 to run for President. He was restored to active duty on March 30, 1961.[24]

Orders, Decorations and Medals[edit]

United States[edit]

Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters (1920, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1952)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svgNavy Distinguished Service Medal (1947)
Legion of Merit ribbon.svgLegion of Merit (1943)
Mexican Border Service Medal ribbon.svgMexican Border Service Medal (1918)
World War I Victory Medal ribbon.svgWorld War I Victory Medal (1920)
Bronze star
American Defense Service Medal with "Foreign Service" clasp (1942)
Silver star
Bronze star
Bronze star
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one silver and two bronze service stars (1942)
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svgWorld War II Victory Medal (1946)
Army of Occupation ribbon.svgArmy of Occupation Medal with "Germany" clasp (1947)
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one star (1953, 1966)

John F. Kennedy

Kennedy's military decorations and awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Medal; Purple Heart Medal; American Defense Service MedalAmerican Campaign MedalAsiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three 316" bronze stars; and the World War II Victory Medal.[1]
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy and Marine Corps MedalPurple HeartAmerican Defense Service Medal
American Campaign MedalAsiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
with three stars
World War II Victory Medal


Donald Trump

Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Organization honors and awards[edit]

A ceremony in which Trump receiving the 2015 Marine Corps–Law Enforcement Foundation's annual Commandant's Leadership Award. Four men are standing, all wearing black suits; Trump is second from the right. The two center men (Trump and another man) are holding the award.
Trump receiving the 2015 Marine Corps–Law Enforcement Foundation's annual Commandant's Leadership Award in recognition of his contributions to American military education programs

State or government honors and awards[edit]