Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Sale of BC Rail by the BC Liberals will NEVER be told!

Recall.   Recall comes in many forms, but after reading the story on the Chief of Staff to Christy Clark, without a Trace... Recall the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey.  Recall that she won with just under 700 ...... 463 (RossK tally) votes based on her Popularity (although it could be said that it was the GOING of Campbell that was more POPULAR, why not a repeat).  Recall when she was pure as the driven snow.  Recall that she had No baggage of her own.  Now she does.  Recall!  Why wait till May 13, 2013 when Recall would cut the arrogant BC Liberals down to size.

We left this comment over at The Gazetteer yesterday under Title of "was the Dobell doctrine followed".    The part that we focused on was the WHY, that Christy couldn't answer the question when queried by the Press.  She couldn't say one word, because her handlers, her advisors, her staff in the Premier's Office, her lawyers (paid for by Taxpayers), her Government Lawyers (paid for by Taxpayers), Chief of Public Service Agency, all took the Lowest of Low Roads, the one well used by Gordon Campbell's Government.

Shall we stop "reading" here and just click and listen to this link I found two days ago? You'll hear, see, the stammering answer of the Leader of the BC Liberal Party.

"I cannot answer any of the questions, I just can't do it." - Christy Clark duly recorded by the Province via a VIDEO!

The BC Rail fiasco has been documented in the same fashion by the BC Liberals, liberals too scared to face the music, the ire of the Public, for stupid, stupid, stupid actions of those that the Public put their trust in.   The BC Liberals started out with a landslide victory in 2001 which should have been a new beginning, a NEW ERA, but what it has been from the get-go, is one massive rip-off by the BC Liberals to their insiders  ... Corporations and friends, or maybe it was friends only, who just happen to control the Corporations.

A man, a chief of staff, to the premier of British Columbia, no less, crosses the line, in a Victoria bar with someone that deserves to be respected, in the working place or during leisure times.   When it's found out... no record, When the Premier finds record,   When the Press finds record, When the Public finds record...... there is enough though, that there is the You Tube recording up top that clearly shows a Premier of the Province of BC using her GCPE aka PAB to the hilt, in high gear, destroying evidence, all evidence, as Vaughn Palmer wrote today in the Vancouver Sun

Handling of Boessenkool resignation signals a new level of secrecy 
Departure of premier's chief of staff leaves nary a hint of a paper trail
By Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun October 31, 2012

The B.C. Liberals provided a telling insight into their secretive ways Monday, with the response to an access-to-information request on the forced departure of Ken Boessenkool, chief of staff to Premier Christy Clark. recap what the Liberals have put on the public record, the complaint against the chief of staff came to the premier's office not long after the Sept. 7 incident happened. The premier herself was advised of it in short order.
Despite the severity of the allegation, she allowed Boessenkool to remain at his post while the investigation was delegated to the Public Service Agency.

The agency head handled the investigation herself, conducting the interviews, making the necessary inquiries, drawing all the conclusions. She then reported back to the premier, who concluded Boessenkool had to go, a verdict with which he himself (judging from his letter of resignation and the absence of any severance package) concurred.

All those events unfolded over the space of two weeks without anyone generating a single, solitary scrap of paper. Not even a memo that could have been redacted by the Liberals under the many options available to them in the access-to-information law, which is riddled with loopholes.

Incredible. Just incredible.

A Royal Commission into the demise of  BC Rail, is doomed, because the BC Liberals learned early (Dobell) to not allow a single scrap of paper, a single thought retained.  One only needs to remember a STAR witness at the BC Rail Trial, the Chief of Staff to Campbell who couldn't remember a single thing after swearing to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, who then turns around and writes a best selling book, in detail, about what HE would advise the BC Liberals should do if they want to win the election in 2013, based on his observations.   The truth, nothing but the truth, between the Covers!
So here we have a Premier, just like her predecessor, standing before the cameras, and not telling Public the truth.
How many employers, confronted with these circumstances involving one of the senior officials in their organization, would neglect to put the key findings in writing, just in case either the complainant or the target of the complaint were to seek legal recourse?- VP

What the Public is left with is, finding, learning, of who the complainant is, or has she/he been bought off with taxpayer's money just to save the sorry ass of the bc liberals, Christy at the helm?

We didn't believe it when We were told that the Chief of Staffs are considered to be Excluded Employees when there is Harassment in the Workplace..... the Chief of Staff's Workplace.

 Christy had Lynda Tarras, head of the Public Service Agency, the government personnel arm to handle the complaint. Tarras handled the matter personally and reported back directly to the premier. which goes against this protocol:

Appointment of Adjudicator

The Employer will appoint an Adjudicator within 10 working days of receiving the written notice of referral for adjudication. The Adjudicator will either be appointed from a mutually agreed upon list, or will be someone who is agreeable to both the Employer and the Bargaining Agent.

  The written complaint will specify the details of the allegation including:
  • name, title and ministry of the respondent;
  • a description of the action, conduct, events or circumstances involved in the complaint;
  • the specific remedy sought to satisfy the complaint;
  • dates of incidents;
  • names of witnesses (if any); and
  • prior attempts to resolve (if any).
The Deputy Minister will provide a copy of the complaint to the respondent. The Deputy Minister will acknowledge, in writing, receipt of the written complaint, have the matter investigated and take such steps as may be required to resolve the matter.
The employee and association representative, if applicable, will be advised in writing of the proposed resolution within 30 days from the date the Deputy Minister received the written complaint or a later mutually agreed upon date.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Has Nelson "Galvania" iron fertilization off Haida Gwaii broken the "padlocks" on the tetonic plates of the Pacific North West?

"Did the ocean iron fertilization in Haida Gwaii islands a couple of weeks ago, cause the earthquake  yesterday?   Just a thought."     - From a BBC concerned citizen
UPDATE: September 4, 2013   Oceanus Magazine:


Will Ocean Iron Fertilization Work?
Getting carbon into the ocean is one thing. Keeping it there is another.


As tectonic plates go, the Pacific one is slowly slipping beneath the North America plate.

What holds them together are the "padlocks" of lithosphere, which has a higher strength and lower density than the underlying asthenosphere.

Iron fertilization, with Nelson Skalbania's involvement, has "rusted" those "padlocks".

How Iron fertilization is suppose to work:

Wikipedia: "Iron is a trace element necessary for photosynthesis in all plants."

If you've forgotten about photosynthesis:  

"....Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert the light energy captured from the sun into chemical energy that can be used to fuel the organism's activities. ..."

In 2007, Planktos Corp. tossed 45 tons of iron filings overboard near the Galapagos Islands:

Planktos Corp. has made headlines in newspapers around the globe, including the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph, on account of its plan to toss 45 tons of iron filings into the South Pacific Ocean near the Galapagos Islands. The theory is that this will stimulate plankton growth, which will promote the absorption of carbon dioxide and impede global warming.

The idea, the Times noted, is similar to planting forests full of carbon-inhaling trees, which is what Planktos is also doing in Hungary.

So how will Planktos make money from these ventures?

In both projects, environmentally conscious corporations and individuals will have the opportunity to offset the carbon dioxide they emit by paying Planktos a few dollars for every ton of carbon dioxide their projects absorb from the atmosphere. - The Vancouver Sun June 23, 2007  

You may be about to laugh at our logic here at the BBC, but to hear a proponent say that the process of  photosynthesis turned the tide to favour "Galvania" theorists near the Galapagos Island, therefore it will work off of Haida Gwaii as well, ..... isn't quite true when it comes to the god called "Sunlight".

Galapagos Islands Temperatures range from 69°-84°F / 21°-30°C
 People living on the Equator, experience only Two Seasons.

Haida Gwaii  Temperature range   32°-64.4°F  /  0°-18°C
 Haida Gwaii has .... Four Seasons

Key Points to Understand

• Slanted light does not heat objects as quickly as direct light.

• Because the Earth is nearly round, the equator receives direct light, and the poles receive slanted light, with a gradation in between.

• Due to the differential heating of the Earth’s surface (unequal heating of all regions), it is always warmer at the equator than at the poles.

Background Information

Temperatures at the equator are, on average, the hottest on the planet. It is a common misunderstanding that it is hotter at the equator because the equator is closer to the sun. Its location at the center of the Earth is what makes its average temperature warmer than any other place on Earth, because the equator always receives direct sunlight, whether it is summer or winter. Because of the Earth’s spherical shape, sunlight hits the equator directly year-round, unlike the North and South Poles. ........

Source:  Grade 6 to 8


Daylight to Night, Summer to Fall and back to Summer,at the Equator (Galapagos), is an almost even split of 12 hours on, 12 hours off

Daylight to Night, at Haida Gwaii, in the Winter .... :

Being as far north as we are (above 54 deg N), the Winter daylight is very short with the Sun (if we see it at all) after 8:30AM local, and Setting shortly after 3:00 PM. The sun doesn't Rise more than about 20 degrees above the horizon.   Six and half Hours!
..... the middle of summer, the Sun rises before 5:00am with Sunset not until after 10:00pm.  Seventeen Hours!     DX is ham radio shorthand for "distance"

There are some similarities between Haida Gwaii and the Galapagos:

The diverse geography and landscape of the Islands is reflected in its biological diversity. There are a large number of plant and animal species and sub-species that are only found on the archipelago. This is one reason why the Islands are often referred to as “the Galapagos of the North.”

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Off shore oil patch around Haida Gwaii Region struck by 7.7 Earthquake

Update: October 30, 2012  List of Historic Tsunamis WORLD WIDE
1700:  Vancouver Island               1700 Cascadia earthquake

The CBC has it here.

As much as Enbridge, China and Harper wants to extract our liquid resources, over the objection of protesters, whether it's the Northern Gateway Pipeline, or Coal mined by Chinese miners or the Conservative Party of Canada selling out Canadians for 31 years.... 2043,..... Mother Nature does have a way of saying WHOA!!!!!

Hypothetically, based upon facts of having seen the Japanese devastation in March of 2011, the Public's concern is not so much about One oil tanker being caught up in the middle of a 7.7 Earthquake, it's the compounding factor or the 10 Projects slated for Kitimat which will increase the  marine tanker traffic by a factor of 10.  Tonight's warning says that the Tsunamis will cover and area from Alaska to California.   The Kitimat area has already had it's share of TWO Tsunamis in 1974 and 1975, detailed by a Geomorphologist, which caused the whole marine terminal to slip "downhill" under water!

Now we know, maybe, that the Earthquake here wasn't caused by all the Fracturing that Alberta has been doing, but it was only two years ago that we the destruction that was caused in the Gulf of Mexico because of a broken underwater oil gusher........ and now there's talk here in British Columbia where the BC Liberals want to lift the Moratorium on our off-shore oil fields.

Think Gulf of Mexico.   The Nestucca that was punctured by it's own tug started leaking oil near the shores of Oregon and that oil got as far north as Long Beach and more.

Think again.  One floundering Oil Tanker???   Ten Oil Tankers in Open Water???? Ten Oil Tankers in the confined space of Douglas Channel????

Could it be that the Japanese Tsunami generated flotsam and jetsam will be finding it's way back to Japan, because of OUR Tsunami?   And is the Ring of Fire somehow connected?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Chinanization of Canadianization Oil and Gas Industry

The NEP, which some of our critics have described as socialistic, will turn out to be one of the most  powerful spurs to Canadian capitalist endeavors in the history of this country.

Canadian Energy Minister
Marc Lalonde
Financial Post, Feb. 7, 1981

Just so you know, we don't make up the titles for our Posts here at the BBC, on a random basis.  There is a scientific, method to our madness.   What better way to get your attention than mentioning Chinanization over Canadianization?

The deal that the Conservatives have signed with China is DONE.  No recourse for the next 40 years and that Northern Gateway Pipeline will be boosted up to twice the size that is currently being proposed.   China will bleed Canada DRY, with the help of Harper's Conservatives.

Google Search Criteria:   Canadianization of oil and gas industry

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The principal object of our enquiry will be the second of these aims - the Liberal program for Canadianizing the oil and gas industries. Although. Canadianization ...

B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman can't possibly have one foot firmly planted in the Robson Court and the other in the Main Street Court, however.....

Yesterday B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman did the impossible, he was able to firmly stamp his Right-eous foot down in his Vancouver Law Court House on the topic of lessening the tension that the Police have imposed on the upper classes, gangsters included ........ to then totally ignore that his Left-ist foot was standing knee deep in the Shit called Vancouver Court Services at 222 Main Street.   Bauman was quoted by the Press of what he told the security forces to do: "avoid being blatantly and oppressively present."

"About one year ago, concerns were expressed in various quarters that the highly visible attendance by Gang Task Force officers in the hallways of the courthouse in Vancouver was giving the impression that the courthouse was an armed camp," Bauman said.

"That is not the profile the courthouse(s) should project. It should reflect openness - a calm and reflective atmosphere in which critical judicial proceedings can proceed impartially and where the public is free so far as is reasonable to come and go and witness the proceedings unfold."  Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun

Meanwhile, at the same time as the "Last year" that Bauman speaks of, the Main Street Court House was experiencing a piranha like Press feeding frenzy.  The Press' prey, being two men who were to discover The Honourable Judge J Galati decisions, comparing past offences of others, to the two men who stood before him.  Galati then proceeded to lay down the consequences of violations that took place in the 2009 Election for the Riding of Vancouver-Kingsway.

For all the Press, For all the Security provided at 222 Main Street, there was, without question, a "blatant and oppressive presence".  The Public who were few, started to look for the second coming of a Lee Harvey Oswald secondly the man who was intent on revenge, a man wielding a gun, Jack Ruby.

 To bring you up to speed, from a BBC Post last year:
For those readers who have NEVER been to Court, but have seen highlights of the BC Rail Trial, that one took place back at  800 Smithe Street.   The two locations, Smithe and Main, are like night and day, both in surroundings, and security.    800 Smithe Street has FOUR Starbucks nearby, 222 Main Street has NONE.  800 Smithe Street has TWO Sheriffs.  222 Main Street had 6 guarding the entrance way to the building and doing double duty of searching all bags, persons and a scanner that you have to walk through to get to the other side where another Sheriff, not counted already, runs a wand all around your body... then he asks you to turn around for another sweep, this time for the "junk".

 The "person" in front of me was from legal aid.   Her briefcase was chock-a-block full of papers and the Sheriff kept asking her if she needed all of the paperwork...... couldn't you leave some of it here with us.......for safekeeping.   Hmmmmm   I could see where I was headed, but it wasn't clear what.

I had to surrender my backpack for scanning, it was tagged, I received a similar numbered tag and ushered on through, with NO explanation of what was happening to my back pack.   Now consider this, at NO time was I ever treated in the same fashion at 800 Smithe Street, before, during, or after the BC Rail Trial.


Going UP in the Elevator was a piece of cake.... going DOWN reminded me of a movie from the 1960s where the hotel had a history of failures.  I stepped in, The Crown Prosecutor stepped in, A Defense Counsel stepped in, another Defense Counsel stepped in, then..... Sall.    Between floors 2 and M the elevator skidded to a halt...... all quiet in that metal box.....on a Friday afternoon....and then Sall said, which can't be repeated here, started to answer ............when suddenly the the elevator continued to M.    Note to the AG, more money for the Elevators please.


As I was leaving the Court House circus called 222 Main Street, I went to take possession of my backpack, but I was instructed to LEAVE it, inside the building.   A Sheriff, this time squirreled away inside a vault like office wicket, behind bullet proof glass, said:
"Just go outside through these two doors which says "EXIT", then GO BACK INSIDE... and get your bag by surrendering your numbered stub".
Second NOTE to AG: We, the Public have been informed by the Press of the Premier's call for a review of Justice system in BC.  Take note of Bauman's concern regarding Police/Sheriff presence: "avoid being blatantly and oppressively present."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

British Columbia: Cobweb covered RCMP Reports kept safe and sound by the Legislative Library for 33 Years

The saddest part about British Columbia is that neither the Legislative Library nor the RCMP , have a clue as to what's in their respective "collections" of tales and Reports and even more Reports......, the public included.

The BC Legislature Library can't even put a number on just how many documents they have, no matter which medium they are created on.  The Legislative Librarians see their collection as a still expanding universe, especially with the advent of higher and larger quality photo copying machines.  .......keeping Librarian personal documents from being mixed in with government scanned documents would help keep the numbers down. ....   There is a downside for the Library, their Budget.

Although the BC Liberal's cut the Libraries budget by $420,000 this year, there is a silver lining for the shelving department.   A fellow employee has promised to add a Codicil to his Will in ten months time, donating $500,000, less taxes paid... upon his demise.  Let's pray shall we, ...............Oh God, may he live long enough for the Codicil to be written, signed, sealed and delivered, eventually.   But really, the destination for the donation should be received by the Treasury of BC, not the Legislative Library..... for it was the Treasury that the money came out of, not the Budget for the Legislative Library.

The RCMP appears to have turned a blind eye on past Reports ordered by the Attorney General of British Columbia, specifically the one published in March of 1979.

Is there any Commanding Officer in Division E of the RCMP in British Columbia who can remember reading the Report from March of 1979?   Probably not, otherwise changes would have been made, the public educated on the Do's and Don'ts of hitchhiking, lives would have been saved, cases closed, instead, the RCMP waited for someone to die in prison, in the USA.  While other serial killers are still walking Free.

The Report was made available to all Officers in 1979, even the most impressionable younger ones like the officer who has become the focal point for CBC's: what an Officer should wear, WITH his boots, on.

Another RCMP officer has been relegated to a rural part of BC, somewhere, anywhere, to keep him out of the limelight, because he crossed the line in another Province when it came to not respecting another officer's personal space.   No guarantee that there won't be a second encounter in either instance, or new cases added for other infractions.

.... 33 years ago, ten years after the Highway of Tears started to happen in 1969, The Report was published, centering on RAPE in British Columbia, involving mostly young women, some men.

The BC Legislative Library recently scanned their copy of the original Report for a "Patron" of the Library.   Was it for the Press, the Police, or the Public to peruse?   Was it only requested because of a death of that inmate in a prison in the United States of America?  The prisoner's DNA matched the DNA found on victims, but why did it take so long?

The "Report" that the Attorney General of BC          (Garde Gardom 22 Dec. 1975 - 24 Nov. 1979) received in March of 1979, is titled, "Rape in British Columbia", written by Nancy Goldsberry.  The document is available in the BC Legislative Library.


Gone are the days of books like Tropic of Cancer (1934) to keep officials awake who partake in stonewalling debates and/or interrogations, necessary evils, to accommodate long hours of work that when the times comes offenders will be held accountable to our Courts, Laws of the Land enacted by Legislatures, enforced by Police officers and prosecutors alike, all done in the best interest of the Public, supposedly.

In today's world it's necessary for some people, RCMP officers included, to carry pocket size knife devices, flash drives, which contain graphic images of crime scenes and as it turns out, more importantly, personal scenes as well.  How's one to tell which is which?  Trust an RCMP officer's Judgement to be discreet, and not mix his fantasies of being a dominant role player  ...... while interrogating a person who has just been Raped?  Trust their life saving decision calls to their Judgement, their professional Training?


"Sado-masochism,"   ....... a word gleaned from the CBC story above, was used to search the Legislative Library.  There is one result, one copy, one source.  Why?

Why have this novel kept under lock and key of the Legislative Library and restricted for Assembly Users ONLY?

Endless knot [electronic resource] : a spiritual odyssey through sado-masochism / by Mathew Styranka.
by Styranka, Mathew, 1964-
Toronto [Ont.] : Insomniac Press, c2001.

  • Canadian electronic library. Books collection.
  • URL: 
    An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view
    159 p. ; 22 cm.
    Electronic document. Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Gibson Library Connections, 2008. Canadian electronic library. Books collection.
    Local Notes: 
    Licensed resource. Access for Assembly users only.
    1894663101 (pbk.) :

    So too, another novel using the word "sadist" called Free Form Jazz   with the same restrictions   Access for Assembly users only.   How many more are stored in the Legislative Library, and Why?


    As to the Report to the Ministry of the Attorney General of BC (1979) "Rape in British Columbia":

    Pages 45

    " .... Rapists tend to fall along a continuum. At one end of the continuum is the man who makes no attempt to disguise his behaviour, and who does not see it as wrong because he does not believe that his victim's wishes are of any relevance whatsoever. Rape is a meaningless concept to him, because he does not see women as self-determining individuals. 
    At the other end of the continuum is the rapist who will try to avoid seeing his actions as rape. He recognizes that his victim has (at least theoretically) the right to refuse intercourse, and will therefore attempt to deny the coerciveness of the act and to characterize it, instead, as a "date" or a "seduction".

    Nicholas Groth defines rape as the sensual expression of needs that are not primarily sexual. Groth has identified three types of rape from cases assessed at a psychiatric clinic: anger rape, sadistic rape and power rape. Anger, power and sadism operated in all rapes according to this theory, to different degrees. ......"

    Page 48:   ......hitchhikers....    1979

    "....The theory behind victim-precipitation is often used to explain why women should not hitchhike. Women who get into the cars of strange men:

    1. should know better, and

    2. are "asking for it".

    So it is that "The morals of the female hitchhiker are viewed by certain elements of society as similar to those of a tramp".

    The authors of this study on hitchhike rape comment further, "the offenders are not responding to any abnormal pathology, but view their victims as persons to be sexually exploited in the same manner as prostitutes. ....."

    Page 50

     In reality, it is clear that some men who pick up hitchhikers may have very different motives than the rider who wants to get from point A to point B.

    43 years after the killings started, the Province newspaper published another article, as recent as September 12,  2012, on the Highway(s) of Tears.   Thirty-Three years after the Report in 1979, the RCMP admitted that they were unaware of hitchhiking problems in Northern British Columbia! 

     Some cases date to 1969, all remain unsolved with the victims linked to hitchhiking near Highways 16, 97 or 5.

    "We were really unaware of just how prevalent the hitchhiking problems are within these communities," said RCMP North District Staff-Sgt. Gord Flewelling.

    North District RCMP have decided to work with the University of Northern B.C. to put together a study to better understand hitch-hiking, based on data collected from officers' conversations with hitchhikers and an online survey from the university. ...... SNIP

    Obviously the RCMP, the current bunch, have NEVER seen the Report from 1979!   Now they might!

    Coincidentally, or specifically, the reason that Willie Pickton rained down so much grief on those who lived in Vancouver's downtown eastside, was because of RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department failed to read historical documents that would have stopped the killings a long time ago.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Earthquake Scientists found guilty of Manslaughter for not prediciting correctly.... could it happen here in BC?

     Italian court finds seismologists guilty of manslaughter
    The verdict was based on how they assessed and communicated risk before the earthquake that hit the city of L'Aquila on 6 April 2009, killing 309 people (see 'Scientists on trial: At Fault?').


    The Court's decision could be applied by our Court's here in  ..... British Columbia, and Alberta, to force them to be accountable in the petroleum Hydraulic Fracking industry.  The provinces, so to the Federal government of Canada are receiving Royalties, revenue from the petroleum industry therefore they are part and parcel of the schemes to extract our resources for the lowest cost.

    A decision like this could even, well actually it won't because the Harper government has fired our environment scientists who were, once upon a time, were working on Enbridge's Northern Gateway project..... but it could be applied to the Board Rooms of Energy corporations.

    What's in the best interest of the public in Italy, is good enough for British Columbians, seeing as how there have been numerous reports of earthquake tremors in and around Fracking sites in BC. 

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    As of today, October 19, 2012, David Basi and Bobby Virk, are free men

    They've paid their dues, the penalties imposed by the BC Supreme Court of BC, and that other pesky matter of an Indemnity clause that broke all rules of common sense, but was imposed anyway to save the BC Liberal Government money.

    A former Attorney General has argued that there was no inducement offered (The Gazetteer) by the Crown to the Defendants.  The claim is that the Defendants came to their senses, after fighting the system for seven long years.  We'll never know who blinked first, the Crown Prosecutor or the Defense team for the three accused.... which included Aneal Basi.

    Somehow that Defendants, those that pleaded guilty, managed to walk out of a locked closet with nothing more than the value of a car payment loan looming over their heads, to complain about.

    We won't even be informed if it was the Government of Gordon Campbell who blinked, shirked his responsibilities as Premier to act in an honourable matter that was before the Courts, one which was hidden behind the common plea of Sub Judice anytime the Opposition, or the Public raised the issue.

    The only good thing to come out of this whole mess was that within one month of the trial ending, Premier Gordon Muir Campbell announced that it was his time to retire from the top job because he had become the focus of the public rather than leaving him to his peace.

    Christy Clark took over within four months with the BC Liberals seeking a fourth term and now, now they haven't a chance of a snowball in hell from walking out with their head held high, which has been furthered compounded by the fact the premier won't take her team to the Legislature, to debate, to answer what the Government is doing.... during Question Period.  Her Minister's claim that they new Ministers are rookies, that they aren't up to speed smacks all other previous politicians on getting up to steam as quickly as  Within 90 days the miracle on Government Street, Victoria entered a New Era of Corruption on the sell off resources.  Looks like Christy is going for gold as well.

    Won't be long before more instances of Breach of Trust will be laid by the police, if they can be trusted.

    Today the two men are Free to travel, no more electronic shackles to wear on their ankles, no restriction to keep to the home abode which David Basi managed to keep via the Indemnity Claus-et.

    No half-way house to go through, all they are required to do now is attend to their bi-yearly reporting to their probation officers, which in all likelihood will be done electronically, to keep the costs down on two individuals who will never be trusted, ever.

    The politicians, as far at the police are concerned, this is one particular case where the independent police watchdog should have investigated the RCMP and Victoria police.

    Seven years, as the clock was running not just the Defendants, but also on those who were the silent entities, never having a finger pointed towards them.  Co-incidentally, Seven Years also covers Statue of Limitations.

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    BC Speaker missed the boat on the topic of "Conduct of Strangers"

     UPDATE:  October 15, 2012   At bottom of page:

    Chapter XI - Offer of Money to Members; Bribery in Elections
    A high crime.


    Perhaps you've noticed, whether in Person at the BC Legislature, or watching on the Television, or the Internet, that each time a Sitting takes place, various MLA's rise to make introductions of those persons who are sitting in the Gallery, or if there are too many Visitors present, they will be interspersed on the Floor (with chairs) with the MLAs.

    In a rather singular marked occurrence earlier this year, the Speaker broke with tradition and refused to allow the MLAs to give recognition to the public's attendance based on the "fact" that there was a shortage of time, in which the Minister of Finance would be able to introduce his speech on financial matters.... eg. The Budget.

    What did raise eyebrows, even further that day, during the proceedings, was provided by a guest of the BC Liberal Party which caught the Speaker off guard, so too the Public at large.   There was the presence of a Stranger in their midst.   But then again, wasn't there a gaggle of Strangers on that fateful day because they weren't introduced, to be made welcome?

    There is a Standing Order on the topic of Strangers.......

    House may be cleared.
    23. If any Member takes notice that strangers are present, the Speaker or the Chairperson (as the case may be) shall forthwith put the question "That strangers be ordered to withdraw" without permitting any debate or amendment: provided that the Speaker, or the Chairperson, may, whenever he or she thinks proper, order the withdrawal of strangers.
    Conduct of strangers in House, Committees or galleries.
    24. Any strangers admitted to any part of the House, Committees of the House or galleries who misconduct themselves, or who do not withdraw when directed to do so, shall be taken into custody by the Sergeant-at-Arms, and no person so taken into custody shall be discharged without special order of the House, or of the Speaker if the House be recessed or adjourned.

    A bit obscure, the word "misconduct", just what would be the Speaker's determination, if he were asked to make a ruling on "misconduct" of a Stranger?

    There were two MLAs who noted the guest, and took action by bringing their concerns to the Speaker.

    There's been plenty of Rules, Standing Orders, on that which is proper when it comes to an MLA's behaviour towards other Members, who have the floor, granted to them by the Speaker.  The Public has heard the heckling going on, but one may only hope that the next time the Government decides to face the music, that the Speaker takes a more serious approach towards anyone who comes across as a boom-box or a foghorn.

    Conduct of Members
    Decorum in the House.
    17. (1) When the Speaker is putting a question, no Member shall walk out of or cross the House, or make any noise or disturbance.
    (2) When a Member is speaking, no Member shall pass between the Member and the Chair, nor interrupt the Member, except to raise a point of order.
    (3) No Member may pass between the Chair and the Table, nor between the Chair and the Mace, when the Mace has been taken off the Table by the Sergeant-at-Arms.

    But then again, the Speaker has allowed MLAs to interrupt other Members who are speaking, and they, the boom-boxers and FogHorns, have done it without raising a Point of Order.   Seems perfectly clear, DON'T interrupt, otherwise the Sittings could go on forever, with repetitive statements, and the Speaker, after saying "Members, Members ........ Member (the one who has the Floor), Member, Take your Seat please"   And then the heckling continues, the Speaker sits, and waits.... "Memberrrrrrs"..........  "Continue Member".


    This Post started out by our having gone looking for the basis of the BC Liberal refusal to have a Fall Session/Sitting and we ended up looking for the Parliamentary Calendar of BC....

    If you missed this in the above link, it's well worth reading... because it shows that Elections BC is NOT the be all that ends all.   Delivering of sandwiches to Scrutineers comes to mind, so too the production of brochures, only in Chinese, to sway one portion of society during a provincial election.... in 2009.

    Chapter XI - Offer of Money to Members; Bribery in Elections
    A high crime.
    89. The offer of any money or other advantage to any Member of this House, for the promoting of any matter whatsoever depending or to be transacted in the House, is a high crime and misdemeanour, and tends to the subversion of the Constitution.
    Proceedings in case of bribery.
    90. If it shall appear that any person has been elected and returned a Member of this House, or endeavoured so to be, by bribery, or any other corrupt practices, this House will proceed with the utmost severity against all such persons as shall have been wilfully concerned in such bribery or other corrupt practice.

     At the Federal Level ...and quite possible the Provincial Level as well, journalists and members of the General Public could be excluded from the House of Commons and/or the BC Legislature...but wait.... Christy Clark has done it in Reverse, by eliminating a Fall Sitting for 2012!  The BC Liberals have become Strangers in the Public's eyes.

    House of Commons Procedure and Practice

    Second Edition, 2009


    “Stranger” is a term of long-time use in the procedural lexicon; it refers to anyone who is not a Member or an official of the House of Commons (for example, Senators, diplomats, government officials, journalists or members of the general public). It underlines the distinction between 

    Members and non‑Members and gives emphasis to the fact that strangers or outsiders may be present in the galleries or within the House precincts only under the authority of the House.[76] Strangers are not permitted on the floor of the House of Commons when the House is sitting.[77] The right of the House to conduct its proceedings in private—that is, without strangers present—is centuries old. 

    Until 1845 in the British House, sessional orders excluded strangers from every part of its premises (while in practice the presence of strangers came to be tolerated in areas not appropriated to the exclusive use of Members).[78] In Canada, at Confederation, the House adopted a rule giving individual Members the power to order the galleries to be cleared.[79] In 1876, the rule was substantially amended to allow Members only to move a motion “that strangers be ordered to withdraw”; this non‑debatable and non‑amendable motion was then left for the House to decide.[80] 

    Since 1994, in addition to Members being allowed to move the motion, the Speaker has had the authority to order the withdrawal of strangers without putting the question to the House.[81] In practice such occurrences are not frequent and strangers are welcome so long as there is space to accommodate them and proper decorum is observed.

    WoodChuckers are treated differently by the Courts in Surrey and Dawson Creek. Is it because the oil and gas industry can't afford hefty fines?

     How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

    Or putting it a slightly different way:

    In Surrey, a woodchuck chucked wood illegally and was penalized $175,000.

    In Dawson Creek, a woodchuck chucked wood illegally too and was penalized $575.  

    The 1st Quarterly Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Summary for 2012 outlines 4 Orders, 43 Administrative Sanctions, 266 Tickets and 7 Court Convictions for a combined total of more than $77,000 in fines.

    Notable highlights this Quarter:


    ......Windward Resources Ltd. was found guilty of violations under the Water Act . The Dawson Creek Provincial Court fined the company $575 and ordered them to pay a further $10,000 in creative sentencing to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. Workers for the company had cut away a large section (2 meters high by 20 meters long) of the Pine River bank to be used to access water withdrawal equipment associated with the oil and gas industry. The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation will invest the $10,000 towards projects that maintain and enhance the health and biological diversity of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, and habitats so that people can use, enjoy, and benefit from these resources.
    Page 2 of 18

    Source:  Ministry of Environment  Quarterly Compliance and Enforcement Summary 

    Castlegar The Source for more information

    Saturday, October 13, 2012

    Gizmo, MISSING, recent of Los Angeles' North Hollywood, please come home

    It only takes one encounter with an animal to realize that once its gone its gone, but please God, not Gizmos.

    Friendly, outgoing, loves tops of cars to relax and groom upon

    Well Fed.

    Well loved, by the neighbourhood.

    If you know of Gizmo's whereabouts.......

    Christy Clark's shipment of cherries to China must be rotten to the core! Gordon Campbell sent the same ones off Six years!!!

    We've all seen how many photos that the BC Liberals use to make themselves look great..... but.... but the same photo that Gordon's PAB used in 2005, is now being used by Christy's GCPE to show just how much she is doing for the orchardists in BC by shipping cherries off to China...... because of her trip to China in November 2011!

    Got news for you Premier, Gordon beat you to it... but that's what you've been doing lately, announcing achievements that you never did, never conceived.

    On August 7th, 2005, Christy had already resigned not to be an MLA any longer.   Gordon Campbell sat down and drafted a memo that his 2005 Cherries were destined for China the same year.   Just hold your cursor over the flickr cherry photo on-line, and it says: "B.C. cherries getting ready to fly to China" (August 7th, 2005)

    The photo below is from GCPE.   Use your imagination here.  Imagine you can see her run for the election in 2013, shoveling cherries our tax dollars off the back of the truck, wearing the same high heeled shoes that she used to clean up the streets of downtown Vancouver, one square of pavement, 3 feet by 3 feet, the day after, the Vancouver Riot, just to get publicity.

    VICTORIA - Okanagan cherries are one step closer to being on the shelves of luxury food markets in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, as co-operative efforts between the governments of British Columbia and Canada continue to make progress in accessing the Chinese marketplace.
    An agreement signed between the governments of Canada and China in Beijing today commits the two countries to work on access for a number of specific Canadian foods, including cherries. British Columbia produced 94 per cent of Canada's sweet cherries in 2010, with top export markets including Taiwan and Hong Kong.
    The Province is focusing on building export markets for B.C. food as part of the BC Jobs Plan, as international consumers look to B.C. for high-quality and trusted foods. Premier Christy Clark discussed opportunities for B.C. food producers while leading the Province's largest ever jobs and trade mission to Asia in November, 2011.


    Where's the Press release from Gordon, and did he HAVE to go to China to strike a deal, or did he just pick up the phone and got it done?

    On the bright side, it's clear that from the moment of the cherry conception, by Gordon, it's taken SEVEN years for it to be implemented.... which goes a long way to explaining why the BC Liberals have decided that the new Massey Tunnel will take a further ten years to build, and be tolled.  Twenty years all told since they took office in 2001.

    Why now, why only now are they starting to think about the tunnel when it should have been considered FIRST!

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Campbell's landslide government of 2001 has turned into Clark's washout

    Ever since May of 2009, or was it before Gordon Campbell started down his slippery slope of the HST, and with it, the BC Liberals refusing to face the wrath of the pubic, it appears as though they have steadily been reducing their time sitting in the legislature.   New Acts, once open to scrutiny by the opposition, the press and the public, are being replaced by secretive Regulations and Rules by the BC Liberals!

    How many Sittings have been cancelled?   How many Sessions have been cancelled?

    The Public should have known this would happen under Christy Clark's watch, because she started it when she REFUSED to debate against David Eby and other Candidates in their run to be a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).   Don't talk, Don't Debate, that's been Clark's mantra ever since her "win" by delivering sandwiches to her tired and weary Scrutineers.  She's delivered only once, that is she would deliver sandwiches within 100 Metres of a Voting Place/ Voting Booth, on the day of the by-election.   Gordon Campbell called the shot when he announced his intention to resign in November 2010 as Premier then quickly announce his intention to resign as an MLA, thereby clearing the way for Christy Clark.

    The BC Legislative Library keeps track via a spreadsheet, but only as a TEST, which is quickly deleted for some strange reason.  There is though, Stevie Harper's government that keeps track of everything.

    They, the Federal Government, keeps their eyes on all the Provinces and the Territories, on a variety of topics like this.

    Sitting Days of the BC Legislature

    If you go to this link, of the Premiers, it tells just how Christy Clark is running scared.   Photo ops and more photo ops, whereas her..... opponent, the recently elected Premier of Alberta, simply has a photo of her self, no supporting cast for Alison Redford.

    Escalating BC Ferries fares are related to......the Port Mann Bridge?

    One of the stranger outcomes of the Coquihalla highway saga is the way its runaway cost seems to have contributed to the recent fare increase on the B.C. ferries.   - Vaughn Palmer August 28, 1987 Vancouver Sun

    Could it be possible that the Port Mann Bridge could be causing the New Era issue of the BC Ferries Service to fall prey to another government ploy, of shifting funds, from one area to please another sector of the public?

    The Coquihalla, compared to the Port Mann Bridge II, was built for a small clientele base and those that it served were threatening to haul one MLA out of the Legislature if he didn't stop the sell off of the Coq for 50 years to a Concessionaire.    Remember the promise made by Bill Bennett, the Premier, in 1986?  In twenty years the traffic volume via Tolls, would have paid for the highway, and what did the BC Liberals want to do...... sell it!

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    "Politics and the Rule of Law" in British Columbia

    Energy Minister Coleman paid out $30 million even though a public servant wanted to do his duty, but was told to ignore an application....... from a mining company.

    To put things in perspective, to the above, by relating it to an earlier policy written (October 2000) for the BC Ministry of Forestry, at least two copies are available on the internet, one via Google, the other in the BC Government's own Library:

     Google version of
        Politics and the Rule of Law:  Where does the Forest Service's Duty Lie?

    No pun intended here, but don't you find it strange that the title would close with a "Lie"?

    BC Government version:

    Politics and the Rule of Law: Where Does the Forest Service's Duty ...
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
    Politics and the Rule of Law: Where does the Forest Service's Duty Lie? 2. © Ministry of Forests – Compliance and Enforcement Branch. • Broad public policy ...

     Politics and the Rule of Law:
    Where Does the Forest Service’s
    Duty Lie?


    Page 7 of 191
    Executive Summary

    Like other public servants, Forest Service employees owe a duty of loyalty and obedience to the duly elected government, their minister, their ministry executive, and the senior managers to whom they report. However, all public servants are also bound by the following democratic norms:
    • The constitutional principles established under the rule of law, namely that “every act of governmental power … must have a strictly legal pedigree”;1 and
    • the duty of every public servant to act in an impartial, apolitical and non-partisan manner in making decisions affecting the public.

    In essence, the rule of law ensures that ours is “a government of laws and not of men.” No one is above the law, and no one in government (no matter how highly they may be placed) can affect the rights, duties or liberties of any person unless the power to do so has been expressly conferred on them by law. In particular, the acts of politicians and public servants alike must be authorized by law, and exercised in strict accordance with the law.

    Page 9 of 191.... is the Carrier case, which is kind of coincidental because the Minister of Energy stood up during Question Period this year, this Spring, not this Fall, to defend his Ministry by invoking the Carrier incident as a reminder as to why the BC Liberals are not the same as the BC NDP.

    But, But, But...... it says in the Executive Summary above that all public servants are also bound by the following democratic norms:

    • The constitutional principles established under the rule of law, namely that “every act of governmental power… must have a strictly legal pedigree”; and
    • the duty of every public servant to act in an impartial, apolitical and non-partisan manner in making decisions affecting the public.

    If the Minister of Energy for the BC Liberals still doesn't get it, can't find it, about why his Government can't do what the BC NDP did, it, turn to page  Page 11 and start reading.  On Page 17 the scrambling BC Government GCPE and PAB OIC employees will find this, which is very similar in nature to what is said about how Justice must be seen, by the public.

    Forest Service officials must not only abide by the highest standards of conduct, they must also be seen to abide by these standards.

    Politics and the Rule of Law: Where Does the Forest Service’s Duty Lie?

    We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right. - Magna Carta

    1. Introduction

    Since its inception in 1912, the Forest Service has stood for the highest standards of public service. Over its 88-year history, it assumed without question that Forest Service employees understood and accepted the following core public service values:

    • political neutrality;
    • integrity and adherence to the rule of law; and
    • transparency (openness to public scrutiny).

    However, on July 29, 1999, the Forest Service’s confidence in itself was severely shaken when the B.C. Supreme Court passed judgment in the Carrier case.  The scathing criticism contained in that judgment raised fundamental questions about the Forest Service as it entered the 21st Century. The purpose of this paper is to explore these questions, and to describe the steps that the author believes the Forest Service needs to take in order to retain the public’s trust.

    It may be helpful to begin by reviewing the history of the Carrier case.  ........


     "This is an attempt to deflect what is obvious in the court records. They ordered public servants not to follow the law, and that's a serious mistake."   -  Adrian Dix

    Surely the BC Liberal government must have seen that their decision to ignore an application, would affect the public.

    Which Came first: The Egg or the Chicken; Insurance companies or Microsoft

    So you  have a new computer, Microsoft Operating System, Windows 7.   The old system was XP or ...oh NO.... you didn't have ..... Vista, did you?

    It's a new world out there.  Sure Windows 7 has been around for three years or more now, but with all of Microsoft's tweaking, their updates, their notices of CRITICAL importance, something has happened that is driving computer owners wild.

    Computing has evolved, from the OLD Desktop to the NEW Laptop to a NEW Desktop/OLDER Laptop.

    Funnily, this problem we're having HAD is not happening to Lap Top owners who happen to also have the Desktop variety.   And we are not alone!

    Microsoft's Windows 7, is saying that if you are having problems deleting files that were once readily removed, there is a simple matter of having the Administrator sign off.  The Troubled Souls, having looked at their computers, KNOW that they are the Administrator, so what's the problem?

    Here's what Microsoft says:
    If you don't have the proper rights (or permissions) for a file or folder, you can't delete it. If you didn't create the file, you might not be able to delete it, even if it is stored in the Public folder. If that's the case, you need to ask the owner of the file to delete it. To learn more about permissions, see What are permissions?

    Which means, to some, that if a photo was created on someone else's camera, then that might be the reason that a photo file can't be deleted ......... on your computer.......    Dumb reasoning, on our part, in our case..... but we were at the panic stage.   Three Day Long Weekend and its ONLY SUNDAY!!!!

    Every Tom, Dick and Harry, are falling over one another, on Forums, who are all trying to solve the problem of not being able to delete files.   What they are failing to do, we were failing to do, is to really understand, haven't considered, ALL possibilities.

    All includes Microsoft as well.  They could be at fault.... ARE at fault here.

    A Google Search Criteria of     problem deleting files in Windows 7 asking for Administrator  gives you exactly 19,400,000 possible cures.   But it all comes down to Balancing ACTs, or balancing ACTIONS.

    At first it would appear as though Microsoft is the "Heavy" guy, knows all, sees all, has an answer for everything related to their Operating Systems.  At the other end of the scale, there's the little guy, overwhelmed with all that Microsoft can throw at them, especially if it's something NEW that makes the little guy, BLUE.    As you can see from the image above....... everything does balance out, it just comes down to where you are sitting.

    In reality, this is how we interact with each other, one on one.  Forget the Forum.  One mind helping another like-minded person.   Maybe the problem of solving an impasse, overcoming an obstacle, is that assumptions have been made..... which invariably makes and ASS ... you know the rest. 

    The title of this Post?   We now know which came first, and to the second part, INSURANCE companies came first because they're the ones who have to pay-out if your computer is stolen, so it makes sense, to us, that Microsoft would be encouraged, by the Insurance Companies, to write something into their various programs that would do more than one operation, foremost would be to STOP nefarious software from maliciously destroying your computer, and secondly to stop those who want to physically steal your computer for the data it contains.

    The problem as we found out, thought about, "outside the box" was to guess that Microsoft and the owner of the computer were definitely not on the same page.  There was a page missing, the missing link, missing by not being included in any literature that Microsoft has ever written on the topic of Administrator, missing because the Computer Owner decided that because they are the OWNER, they WERE the Administrator.

    There's an old saying regarding Computers   Garbage in Garbage out.  Or to put it another way, an early story of a person who having purchased a computer, just couldn't get it to work.  In frustration they phoned the manufacturer for help.   You've probably heard about this so we'll cut to the chase.  

    The Technician took this person through every step, even had the person look out the window to ensure that the street lights were on..... (why is it that most computer problems show up at night???? after store hours????) ......  the street lights were on.  The Techy, then made a wild guess, after having eliminated all other possibilities..... and this scenario was done Looooooong before, Laptops came into existence.   The Techy asked if the Computer was plugged into the wall outlet....

    It wasn't.

    Sort of reminds us of a fellow parent in 1991, who heard we had a genealogy software program.  We were asked if we could trace the lineage of her family, from the 1600's!!!!!   The parent didn't have a clue.   We put it bluntly to the parent.

    We were inputting our ancestral Garbage in and the only Garbage that could possibly come out, was OUR Family history.   The information still didn't explain why their family history wouldn't be in our computer as well.

    To explain it in a simpler form, we thought,     on a 20 megabyte hard drive AND the population of the WHOLE WIDE WORLD...... in 1991, was close to 3 BILLION, which means, of course, to go back to 1600 would require covering nine generations of the human population in the WWW, or as Christy Clark likes to count when it comes to British Columbia's petroleum output over the next 30 years ....... a Trillion, get the picture.

    Going back to Microsoft's helping hand, let's just change it a tad by adding one paragraph:

    If you don't have the proper rights (or permissions) for a file or folder, you can't delete it. If you didn't create the file, you might not be able to delete it, even if it is stored in the Public folder. If that's the case, you need to ask the owner of the file to delete it. To learn more about permissions, see What are permissions?

    Two shields above, are blocking Delete and Rename

    Accordingly to Microsoft's out-of-sight out-of-mind definition table for an Administrator...... You are not the "Administrator", simply because you purchased a new computer.  You are the Administrator, "with proper rights (or permissions) for a file or folder that you can delete" ONLY WHEN you have created a PASSWORD in YOUR administrator account like this, at the Control Panel:

    Hence forth, on a Long Weekend, while doing your computer House Cleaning by deleting multiple copies of photos of Aunt Martha from the Internal Terabyte Hard Drive and one or two External Hard Drives, Microsoft Security steps in because it thinks that there is a nefarious, malicious bug, in the system.

    If a security emblem shows up, beside the file that you are trying to delete, it will ask the question Do You Want To Continue?   As a verified Administrator, just CLICK on CONTINUE.

    Oh, and if you have a choice of deleting similar files, click on the first one to delete, because you won't be asked CONTINUE?

    We're getting a little ahead of ourselves here.....  To be verified, you need to SIGN in with your password each time you Boot up your computer.   You can blame the Insurance Companies, and Microsoft for that Glitch, because in the rush to act in your best interests they forgot to tell you where to read their  FINE PRINT.