The streets of Hell are paved with good intentions — God helps those who help themselves. Says Les Leyne in the Victoria Times Colonist: “One thing the campers at Victoria’s tent city have accomplished is a sharp increase in the
number of shelter beds made available for the homeless .. ” The Victoria Establishment do-gooded aplenty but gained nothing. The people themselves helped themselves and won places to sleep in.
Even the B.C. tory government’s Constable Action, Rich Coleman, has accomplished nothing. (Action’s dynamic career has included: Joining the RCMP as a constable and leaving as a constable; failing to make B.C. the Continue reading
Stalin, Mao, Roosevelt and W.A.C. Bennett loved giant hydro dams. Politicians and bureaucrats — not given to pesky details — can actually see a hydro dam — can’t see concepts like guaranteed annual income and income inequality. Though stilling surging water just doesn’t have sex appeal these days, B.C.’s petit-tory Premier Gordon Campbell loved the “Site C” Dam project along the Peace River Continue reading
May 10, 2016 – Today, In an Ontario Court, Jian Ghomeshii apologized. For what? The prosecutor said Ghomeshi hadn’t committed an offense!!! In fact, they’d both committed the offenses of “double think” and “cover your backside“. Continue reading
Victoria’s organic sewage disposal system
In 1966, the local governments of Victoria, B.C. had hired Associated Engineering and a team ofinternational scientists and engineers to build a sewage treatment plant for $175 million. Associated finished the plant in 1982, on time and on budget. The plant functions perfectly.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PANAMA CITY
Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker
May 19, 2016 – Canada’s tax accountants lobbied high Federal tax auditors at a green eyeshade whoop-up at Ottawa’s Rideau Club some time ago. Might have been exciting but both refused to fess up with the details. Continue reading
UPDATE — June 9, 2016 — Hillary claims she is over the top. Sanders says she is not. Obama endorses Hillary.
UPDATE — May 19, 2016 –NPR’s Tamara Keith wonders why Hillary Clinton has changed so many of her positions — e.g. gays, trade, crime has it been to change with the times or to get more votes. Continue reading