Subsequent to the October 27, 2014 Ontario municipal election, I wanted to offer my list of the good and bad of the Waterloo Region municipal election results, with a focus on my community of Waterloo.
- Dave Jaworsky, the candidate elected as Waterloo mayor really worked hard for the job, knocking on over 20,000 doors.
- Waterloo mayoral candidate Erika Traub had a strong second-place showing in her first-ever political campaign, with her own high level of commitment and care for the citizens of the community.
- That being a regional weatherman for over 40 years shouldn’t automatically make you the top candidate or get you elected, especially by refusing most interviews and not campaigning much during the summer, which ultimately resulted in a third place finish.
- The candidate who ran for Waterloo councillor because he was “bored” came in last place.
- The former Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo who suddenly declared for Waterloo regional councilor just before the deadline and didn’t get to or choose to participate in any media and voter vetting exercises besides a Rogers debate didn’t get elected.
- The number one challenger to Ken Seiling for Regional Chair, Jay Aissa, didn’t get elected after discrediting the anti-LRT (light rail transit) movement with his various antics, such as his failed court challenge with a shell organization consisting only of himself, unauthorized emails from anti-LRT petition signers to regional councillors, obnoxious robocalls, misleading flyers, a false debt projection claim, a legal threat for some Facebook posts and allegations of sign interference.
- The return of both incumbent Waterloo regional councillors, Sean Strickland and Jane Mitchell.
- In 2010, Sean Strickland had said a 9% tax increase proposal was too high for light rail transit, only to support a 12.9% tax increase after the election.
- Prior to the 2010 election, Jane Mitchell had said she was against raising property taxes to pay for the light rail transit plan at the time, only to also support a 12.9% tax increase after the election.
- Not a single anti-LRT candidate elected, but understandable given some of the points mentioned above in the good section.
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On a special 37-minute broadcast of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I gave my candid take on the October 27, 2014 Waterloo Region election.
1) Regional candidates list
2) Waterloo Region Record’s mayoral debate
3) My September 30 interview with Waterloo mayoral candididate, Erika Traub.
4) A time capsule show to be opened on 2017 about Light Rail Transit in Waterloo Region.
5) Waterloo regional councillor Jane Mitchell’s site before the 2014 election.
6) Waterloo Chronicle article quoting Waterloo regional councillor Sean Strickland saying a 9% tax increase plan for the LRT was too expensive, only to later approve a 12.9% tax increase.
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On a special October 16, 2014 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism, I interviewed Arthur Topham, who has been charged as a political thought criminal for allegedly violating Canada’s Criminal Code provisions for “willfully promoting hatred,” for his writings at his site, RadicalPress.com.
In this interview, the issues we discussed included:
- The Ontario Civil Liberties Association supporting his case and calling for a repeal of all “hate crime” provisions in the Criminal Code and circulating a petition calling for the B.C. Attorney General to revoke her consent for the prosecution of Arthur Topham.
– He was charged with a crime after the Human Rights Commission was no longer to hear so-called hate cases in 2012.
– The tight control of the media and the blackout on mass media coverage of his case ever since November 2012 with a single National Post article.
– The phony media, with so-called liberal newspapers like the Toronto Star not making counter-point arguments to the supposed right-wing National Post newspaper on their article.
– The inconsistencies in the charge and with his prosecution.
– The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees those charged “to be tried within a reasonable time,” yet he was charged in 2012, and his trial has finally been scheduled for October 2015.
– The political nature of the crime, with the Attorney General of the province having to sign off on it.
– The selective application of the law, with others not prosecuted, despite doing similar or more things than Arthur Topham did.
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The speakers’ list has been released for the third annual Liberty Now event in Toronto, November 1, 2014, which includes speakers from the Canadian Constitution Foundation and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Adult tickets are available online for $30, $20 for students and $40 at the door.
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I have spoken out against Wikipedia’s lack of adherence to its neutral point of view policy, but it is great to get recognition by others in linking to an article on this site in order to provide documentable and accurate evidence in support of serious Wikipedia articles, like this one on the Bank of Montreal, where they linked to my article, Big Five Canadian banks: Consistently paying dividends since the 1800s.
“The company has not missed a dividend payment since 1829, paying dividends consistently though major world crises such as WWI, The Great Depression, WWII, and the 2008 Financial Crisis, this makes Bank of Montreal’s dividend payment history one of the longest in the world.”
“ “Big Five Canadian banks: Consistently paying dividends since the 1800s”. Faux Capitalism. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2014-09-19.“
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An excerpt from an email to my Member of Parliament on October 10, 2014, on what every Canadian Member of Parliament should be aware of in lieu of Parliament’s vote to support air strikes against ISIS. Consider passing on this information to your Member of Parliament, and as things escalate according to plan, some may begin to raise questions behind closed doors and consider whether these military interventions are truly in the Canadian national interest.
“I wanted to draw your attention to the remarks of former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Wesley Clark, that indicate these latest events may all be part of a bigger plan being played out by others who have no Canadian national interest, as he appeared on the program Democracy Now! in 2007 (transcript here) and described his meeting with a General at the Pentagon in 2001 after the start of bombing in Afghanistan, and he was told “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
The timeline hasn’t held up, but since then, Iraq was invaded in 2003, Sudan was broken up in 2005 with South Sudan proclaiming independence in 2011, Lebanon’s former Prime Minister was assassinated in 2005, the U.S. has been continuing air strikes against Somalia to this day, Libya was taken over in 2011, the U.S. has since officially been providing military support to rebels against Assad in Syria, and Israel has repeatedly been saying that it will not hesitate to respond militarily to Iran’s ongoing nuclear program regardless of the international process through the IAEA.“
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There are still courageous scientists, doctors, journalists and publishers out there exposing the 30-year-old HIV/AIDS scam, and Patricia Goodson of Texas A&M University and the Frontiers peer-reviewed journal are the latest to aid in this regard.
Check out her September 23, 2014 article, “Questioning the HIV-AIDS hypothesis: 30 years of dissent,” for a synopsis of this ongoing saga, tragedy, crime and scam.
This article is particularly relevant with the current Ebola scare, to illustrate the tactics, institutions and individuals involved with the current health scare control grid in the United States.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged AIDS, AIDS scam, ebola, health scare, HIV, hypothesis, journal, Patricia Goodson, Texas A&M University, United States | Leave a Comment »