Sunday, December 18, 2016

From December 15, 2006 ... Gerry Lukaniuk’s Story

Gerry Lukaniuk’s Story
   Greenwood resident Gerry Lukaniuk strongly believes the city wronged him and he is actively seeking to have the matter corrected. “I was reading in the paper what I cost the city so far. Actually it is the city’s stupidity that has cost the citizens $20,000.”
   Mr. Lukaniuk states that all the land dealings he entered into with the City of Greenwood were allowed and were done as outlined under the community charter. “That is a given,” Mr. Lukaniuk says. “A deposit was made within the agreed upon time frame. We made a deal. They reneged, and now they are going to have to deal with the ramifications.”
   Mr. Lukaniuk’s legal counsel has stated, “Under the basic foundation of the law of contract, you cannot enter into a valid agreement and then arbitrarily revoke that agreement after there has been an offer, acceptance and consideration. Once an offer has been embarked on, it is too late to revoke.”
   “In December of ‘05 they overturned the previous council’s decision to sell me the land”, says Mr. Lukaniuk.  “There are five excuses the city puts up as to why they couldn’t sell the land. They won’t stand up in court.”
   “My litigation against the city is based on facts, law and the community charter. We entered into a legally binding agreement.”
   He further adds, “After I made the agreement of purchase on that property, I entered into an agreement with a group from Kelowna to purchase a portion of it off me once I had finished developing it. My loss on that sale alone is $75,000. The judge will determine what is fair in this matter.”
   This issue has been proceeding through the court registry in Rossland since autumn and appears like it will end with a trial in April, 2007.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?

Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?: Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities...but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically warm? Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world's leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016


Recently, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said, “Democratically elected people should not be confronted with threats of being jailed.”

That is wrong, Ms. Notley. Anyone who commits a crime should be confronted with jail if the crime warrants it.

You don’t get a free pass because you are democratically elected. You don’t get special privilege.

The Canadian Charter starts off with the words: “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.”

Democratically elected officials are not above that no matter how much they think they are. If they commit a crime, the public has every right to sing out loudly “lock ‘er up!”

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Non-Critical Media

Obama's a hero for talking to dictators, but it’s a controversy if Trump talks to Taiwan.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016


The state of Texas will soon require abortion providers to pay for the cremation or burial of fetal remains, rather than dispose of them as biological medical waste.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

When We Are Told Lies

Is this how the Canadian Liberal National Mindset and Media work?

"We will tell you what's true and what is correct to think, and then tell you what to believe and what real Canadian values are. Any deviation from our thinking is a threat and must be discredited, marginalized or suppressed."

From Dec 1, 2006 (2)

From Dec 1, 2006

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Debunking White Privilege: The Economic Reality

B.C. mom fights First Nation ceremony in school

A mother in Port Alberni, B.C., wants the courts to stop her local school district from allowing religious exercises in public schools.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Remembering A Little Past

Re: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - he was against deficits before he was for them.

In April, 2015, as reported by Sun Media Parliamentary Bureau Chief David Akin, Trudeau said: “Our platform will be fully costed, fiscally responsible and a balanced budget.”

In July, 2015, Trudeau said: “I’ve committed to continuing to run balanced budgets.”

The election came and Trudeau changed his mind.

“We will run modest short-term deficits of less than $10 billion in each of the next two fiscal years,” Trudeau’s platform stated.

“After (that), the deficit will decline and our investment plan will return Canada to a balanced budget in 2019.”

Trudeau said the deficit would be $9.9 billion in 2016-17, $9.5 billion in 2017-18, $5.7 billion in 2018-2019 and a surplus of $1 billion in 2019-2020.

Following his victory in the October election, Trudeau re-iterated his commitment to balancing the budget in four years.

Asked by reporters in December whether his promise was cast in stone, Trudeau replied, “very ... I think one of the things that Canadians expect is a level of fiscal responsibility that we’ve been able to demonstrate in the past and we're certainly going to demonstrate it in the future.”

Then came February: Trudeau backed away from his commitment to balance the budget in four years.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau pegged the new Liberal deficits at $18.4 billion in 2016-2017 and $15.5 billion in 2017-2018, without factoring in paying for Liberal campaign promises.

During the election, Stephen Harper mocked Trudeau’s “modest deficits” announcement and accurately predicted what would happen post election.

“He'll run, he says, a modest deficit, a tiny deficit, so small you can hardly see the deficit,” Harper joked before a crowd of Conservative supporters while squeezing his fingers together. “And only for three years, three deficits, three modest little deficits."

Harper warned Trudeau would in fact run up the federal debt and deficits post-election.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

This is Worth Re-telling

I know a woman who smoked and tried to stop, but she couldn’t. Finally, she gave up the effort and said to the Lord, “OK God, I can’t stop smoking. So from now on whenever I smoke, I will smoke to Your glory.” She then put her newly opened carton of cigarettes in the cupboard.

Three weeks later, her husband said, “Congratulations, hun.”

“For what?” she asked.

He replied, “For not smoking for three weeks; that’s what!”

She had never noticed. She checked the cupboard and there was her carton, exactly how she had left it.

She sat down amazed. She had remembered telling the Lord three weeks earlier that she would smoke to His glory from then on, but was totally unaware that she had stopped smoking entirely. She has never since either!

She wanted and was willing to give Him glory in her own small way, but He honoured that with something far greater!

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OCT. 9, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

That Was An Attention Getter

I have been in a couple/few earthquakes in my time, but that one really rocked me. Not knowing what it was, when I looked out the window I expected to see that a whole slice of mountain had fallen off.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Willy Longbeard from Nov 15, 2006

Outer View
by Old Willy Longbeard
   It was just one of those days. At least it started that way. I should have known it was happening when I dropped the glass coffee carafe into the metal sink. Oh my!
   It didn’t break, though. It just bounced a whole lot. My eyes kept waiting for it to bust but it didn’t.
   I was so happy about that that I didn’t pay close attention to what I was doing and promptly knocked the pancake batter off the counter onto the floor. But it didn’t go to the floor directly, you understand. No, it didn’t. First it went down my shirt and pants, and then it plopped on the floor. Was a gravity-directed operation all the way, no doubt about that.
   Wouldn’t you know that was just when someone knocked on my side door? What kind of coincidence is that? So I splashed over to the door real quick like and flung it open.
   Well, it wasn’t a someone. No it wasn’t! It was a black bear.
   He hadn’t knocked exactly; he had just bumped into it hard while he was rooting through my garden box next to the door.
   I guess he never seen anyone all covered in pancake mix before because he took one look at me and took off faster than a squirrel.
   I didn’t react right away, no I didn’t. I just stood there looking for a moment and then I noticed I was shaking. Bears can make ya do that, did ya know?
   Who woulda thought the phone would ring right about then, too? Well, it did. So I splashed over there too and found it was a telemarketer wanting to know how my septic tank was doing. Well, I tell ya I wanted to say some words to him from my septic tank but I don’t talk like that so I didn’t. I just told him I was too old to use the bathroom anymore but thanks and good-bye.
   Finally, when I got everything all cleaned up, I sat myself down to listen to the radio news. They had a story on there about this man who had a sex-change operation and was now a woman. He had become a she. And now she had gone to the courts with a lawsuit. Seems she had applied for work as a bunny in a Playboy club and got turned down. She said it was discrimination.
   I guess I am just getting old, but things just don’t make sense to me any more, no they don’t.
   But later that day a little two year-old girl came by and she put everything in a right perspective. She had just seen her first butterfly ever and the way she told it, it was about the most marvellous thing anyone anywhere could ever possibly see. A hundred times over, even.
   I think she is right too. It’s all in how you see things isn’t it?

   ‘Til next time. Farewell.

From Nov 15, 2006

Monday, August 22, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From Oct 15, 2006

From Sept 1, 2006

Just A Coincidence?

The Conservatives tried to tighten the penalties for crime over the years they were the government. The Liberals and NDP fought them all the way.

Now the Liberals are the government and they began to roll back the penalty structure.

Statistics Canada now reports a whopping increase in violent crime.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Clintons: The Movie

Was Bill Clinton’s meeting with the Attorney General really a coincidence?

Shortly after, the long-delayed FBI-Hillary Clinton interview suddenly magically happened?

 Then almost immediately, the FBI announced there would be no charges against Hillary. All a coincidence?

 Sounds like the same movie as before: One Law For The Clintons; Another Law For Everyone Else, starring Bill and Hillary Clinton.

No Free Trade Within Canada

Monday, July 4, 2016

On Postal Shut-Down

Canada Post Expresses Disappointment with Response from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

CUPW Tables $1 Billion in Demands

Canada Post News Release
OTTAWA – Canada Post is extremely disappointed with the response from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) at the bargaining tables. Late Friday evening, CUPW tabled offers that would add at least $1 Billion in new costs over the term of a new collective agreement while rejecting the Corporation’s approach to address the long-term issues with the employee pension plan.
On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Canada Post tabled offers designed to help bring a quick resolution to the negotiations and end the uncertainty that is negatively impacting our customers and our employees. They included modest and manageable wage increases for all employees and no changes to the pension for all employees in the plan. To do that, the Corporation made it clear it required a new pension approach for new hires. Two other unions at Canada Post have already agreed to this approach to help address the long term challenges of the pension plan, which is facing a $6.2 Billion solvency deficit.
In response, CUPW returned to the table six days later with counter offers which completely ignore the pension issue, as well as the other significant challenges faced by the postal service. In their offer, the union rejected any changes to the pension, more than tripled the Corporation’s proposed wage increases and demanded the immediate reinstatement of several changes agreed to in the last round of negotiations in 2012.
While the parcel business has been improving in the last few years, the corporation continues to face the impact of a decade of decline in Lettermail which continues today. Last year alone, the Corporation delivered 1.6 Billion fewer pieces of mail than it did in 2006. We need to work together to address these challenges and grow the parcel business, not saddle our customers with more than a $1 Billion in new costs. Canada Post continues to remain at the table to negotiate an agreement that is reasonable and affordable.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks a big game about evidence-based decision making.

But when it comes to key decisions, Trudeau more often governs based on platitudes and emotion rather than facts and data.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

From September 1, 2006

Outer View
By Old Willy Longbeard
   There are no chickens. That’s the trouble. There are no chickens.
   The children don’t hear them in the morning saying a new day has begun.
   That’s regularity.
   They don’t hear them clucking around the yard all day.
   That’s company.
   They don’t see them eat all the left over food.
   That’s efficiency.
   They don’t see them sometimes deliver a hard peck on the cat’s head.
   That’s justice.
   The children don’t see them mating.
   That’s the birds and the bees.
   They don’t see that it takes a male and a female.
   That’s natural.
   They don’t see the eggs laid.
   That’s provision.
   They don’t see them squawking and warning and running when the hawks come sweeping down.
   That’s survival.
   They don’t see their heads chopped off and see them skinned and ovenized.
   That’s reality.
   Instead they get MTV and computer screens. That sure isn’t the same thing.
   Most towns have outlawed chickens. Health and noise concerns they say.
   But cars are OK. No problem having cars. Ha! Cars can’t produce eggs or poultry. Fowl, I say.
   Authorities know there are pot houses but they continue operating. They know there are crystal meth houses but they can’t seem to touch them. But if you got chickens you have to pay a fine. It is all chicken poop if you ask me. But you didn’t ask me so never mind.
   ‘Til next time. Farewell.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Obama Keeps Denying

1972.04.14USANew York, NY13Ten members of a local mosque phone in a false alarm and then ambush responding officers, killing one.
1973.01.19USABrooklyn, NY11Muslim extremists rob a sporting goods store for weapons, gunning down a police officer who responds to the alarm.
1973.07.01USABethesda, MD10An Israeli diplomat is gunned down in his driveway by Palestinian terrorists.
1973.07.18USAWashington, DC82Nation of Islam members shoot seven members of a family to death in cold blood, including four children. A defendant in the case is later murdered in prison on orders from Elijah Muhammad.
1973.10.19USAOakland, CA11Nation of Islam terrorists kidnap a couple and nearly decapitate the man, while raping and leaving the woman for dead.
1973.10.29USABerkeley, CA10A woman is shot repeatedly in the face by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1973.11.25USAOakland, CA10A grocer is killed in his store by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1973.12.11USAOakland, CA10A man is killed by Nation of Islam terrorists while using a phone booth.
1973.12.13USAOakland, CA10A woman is shot to death on the sidewalk by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1973.12.20USAOakland, CA10Nation of Islam terrorists gun down an 81-year-old janitor.
1973.12.22USAOakland, CA20Nation of Islam terrorist kills two people in separate attacks on the same day.
1973.12.24USAOakland, CA10A man is kidnapped, tortured and decapitated by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1974.01.24USAOakland, CA41Five vicious shooting attacks by Nation of Islam terrorists leave three people dead and one paralyzed for life. Three of the victims were women.
1974.04.01USAOakland, CA11A Nation of Islam terrorist shoots at two Salvation Army members, killing a man and injuring a woman.
1974.04.16USAIngleside, CA10A man is killed while helping a friend move by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1977.03.09USAWashington, DC11Hanifi Muslims storm three buildings including a B'nai B'rith to hold 134 people hostage. At least two innocents were shot and one died.
1980.07.22USABethesda, MD10A political dissident is shot and killed in front of his home by an Iranian agent who was an American convert to Islam.
1980.08.31USASavou, IL20An Iranian student guns down his next-door neighbors, a husband and wife.
1989.11.06USASt. Louis, MO10A 17-year-old girl is stabbed to death by her parents for bringing 'dishonor' to their family by dating an 'infidel' African-American.
1990.01.31USATuscon, AZ10A Sunni cleric is assassinated in front of a Tuscon mosque after declaring that two verses of the Qur'an were invalid.
1990.11.05USANew York City, NY10An Israeli rabbi is shot to death by a Muslim attacker at a hotel.
1993.01.25USALangley, VA23A Pakistani with Mujahideen ties guns down two CIA agents outside of the headquarters.
1993.02.26USANew York, NY61040Islamic terrorists detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers.
1994.03.01USABrooklyn, NY10A Muslim gunman targets a van packed with Jewish boys, killing a 16-year-old.
1997.03.23USANew York, NY16A Palestinian leaves an anti-Jewish suicide note behind and travels to the top of the Empire State building where he shoot seven people in a Fedayeen attack.
1997.04.03USALompoc, CA10A prison guard is stabbed to death by a radical Muslim.
2000.03.17USAAtlanta, GA11A local imam and Muslim spiritual leader guns down a deputy sheriff and injures his partner.
2001.09.11USANew York, NY2752251Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured.
2001.09.11USAWashington, DC18453Nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon.
2001.09.11USAShanksville, PA400Forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building.
2002.03.19USATuscon, AZ10A 60-year-old man is gunned down by Muslim snipers on a golf course.
2002.05.27USADenton, TX10Muslim snipers kill a man as he works in his yard.
2002.07.04USALos Angeles, CA20Muslim man pulls out a gun at the counter of an Israeli airline and kills two people.
2002.09.21USAAtlanta, GA10Muslim terrorists gun down an employee at a liquor store.
2002.09.21USAMontgomery, AL11Muslim snipers shoot two women, killing one.
2002.09.23USABaton Rouge, LA10A Korean mother is shot in the back by Muslim snipers.
2002.10.02USAWheaton, MD10Muslim snipers gun down a program analyst in a store parking lot.
2002.10.03USAMontgomery County, MD50Muslim snipers kill three men and two women in separate attacks over a 15-hour period.
2002.10.09USAManassas, VA11A man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas two days after a 13-year-old is wounded by the same team.
2002.10.11USAFredericksburg, VA10Another man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas.
2002.10.14USAArlington, VA10A woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot.
2002.10.22USAAspen Hill, MD10A bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers.
2003.08.06USAHouston, TX10After undergoing a 'religious revival', a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4" butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man.
2004.04.15USAScottsville, NY12In an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
2006.06.16USABaltimore, MD10A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim medical student in an unprovoked terror attack.
2006.06.25USADenver, CO15Saying that it was 'Allah's choice', a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.
2006.07.28USASeattle, WA15An 'angry' Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
2008.01.01USAIrving, TX20A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their 'Western' lifestyle.
2008.07.06USAJonesboro, GA10A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.
2009.02.12USABuffalo, NY10The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.
2009.04.12USAPhoenix, AZ20A man shoots his brother-in-law and another man to death after finding out that they visited a strip club, in contradiction to Islamic values.
2009.06.01USALittle Rock, AR11A Muslim shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center explicitly in the name of Allah.
2009.11.02USAGlendale, AZ11A woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too 'Westernized.' (10-20-09)
2009.11.05USAFt. Hood, TX1331A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.
2009.12.04USABinghamton, NY10A non-Muslim Islamic studies professor is stabbed to death by a Muslim grad student in revenge for 'persecuted' Muslims.
2010.04.14USAMarquette Park, IL52After quarrelling with his wife over Islamic dress, a Muslim convert shoots his family members to 'take them back to Allah' and out of the 'world of sinners'.
2011.04.30USAWarren, MI10A 20-year-old woman is shot in the head by her stepfather for not adhering to Islamic practices.
2011.09.11USAWaltham, MA30Three Jewish men have their throats slashed by Muslim terrorists.
2012.01.15USAHouston, TX10A 30-year-old Christian convert is shot to death by a devout Muslim for helping to convert his daughter.
2012.11.12USAHouston, TX10A 28-year-old American man is shot to death by a conservative Muslim over an alleged role in converting a woman to Christianity.
2013.02.07USABuena Vista, NJ20A Muslim targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.
2013.03.24USAAshtabula, OH10A Muslim convert walks into a church service with a Quran and guns down his Christian father while praising Allah.
2013.04.15USABoston, MA3264Foreign-born Muslims describing themselves as 'very religious' detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing several more to lose limbs.
2013.04.19USABoston, MA11Jihadists gun down a university police officer sitting in his car.
2013.08.04USARichmond, CA10A convert "on a mission from Allah" stabs a store clerk to death.
2014.03.06USAPort Bolivar, TX20A Muslim man shoots his lesbian daughter and her lover to death and leaves a copy of the Quran open to a page condemning homosexuality.
2014.04.27USASkyway, WA10A 30-year-old man is murdered by a Muslim fanatic.
2014.06.01USASeattle, WA20Two homosexuals are murdered by an Islamic extremist.
2014.06.25USAWest Orange, NJ10A 19-year-old college student is shot to death 'in revenge' for Muslim deaths overseas.
2014.09.25USAMoore, OK11A Sharia advocate beheads a woman after calling for Islamic terror and posting an Islamist beheading photo.
2014.12.18USAMorganton, NC10A 74-year-old man is shot several times in the head by a 'radicalized' ISIS supporter.
2015.07.16USAChattanooga, TN52A 'devout Muslim' stages a suicide attack on a recruiting center at a strip mall and a naval center which leaves five dead.
2015.12.02USASan Bernardino, CA1417A 'very religious' Muslim shoots up a Christmas party with his wife, leaving fourteen dead.
2016.06.13USAOrlando, FL4953An Islamic extremist massacres forty-nine people at a gay nightclub.