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Dr. Stan MonteithOn the May 15, 2012 episode of Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith, he said (at 1:34):

I’m sure that they’ve infiltrated and neutralized Ron Paul’s political candidacy. One reason he isn’t getting money is cause I called on several occasions and said I’d like to donate — there was nobody there, nobody ever got back to me after I left my telephone number. I called at least 10 times and told them we had a radio network with over 70 stations — love to get you on. It was very obvious that the people who are working in Public Relations in Ron Paul’s campaign had no intention, of course, of allowing him onto a network where there’d be people who supported his candidacy, and would support him.

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I came across bloggingcanadians.ca in doing research for an article and am looking forward to having my blog added to their non-partisan blogs section.

I indicated that this site is a non-partisan alternative economics and political blog from a strong Canadian perspective.

As I wrote in my article, Fauxcapitalist.com reaches the 100,000 views milestone:

I also wanted to provide a home for alternative Canadian content with an international perspective that I felt wasn’t being adequately provided anywhere else, as I think Canada has an important story to tell the world in charting a prosperous way forward in our increasingly globalized world, in the face of many organized threats to liberty and prosperity.

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Thanks to my readers for making FauxCapitalist.com reach the 100,000 hits milestone since its inception in September 2008, which marked the start of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

While some alternative media content farms reach this level of views in a single week or a month, I decided to provide a real solutions-oriented alternative for economic and political issues, with 100% original content, all without a single penny of advertising revenue.

I also wanted to provide a home for alternative Canadian content with an international perspective that I felt wasn’t being adequately provided anywhere else, as I think Canada has an important story to tell the world in charting a prosperous way forward in our increasingly globalized world, in the face of many organized threats to liberty and prosperity.

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English: David Brown caterpillar tractor

On the January 8, 2012 episode of The Progressive News Hour with Stephen Lendman, Robert Abele mentioned Caterpillar employees in London, Ontario being locked out for refusing to take a wage cut from $35 an hour to $16 an hour, and how the union was allegedly selling out the workers.

About 90 minutes away, where I sit now, there was a company (Kitchener Frame) with workers who were members of the Canadian Auto Workers union, and the company offered them a wage cut like the one Caterpillar is offering their workers, and union rules prevented the workers from accepting *any* wage cut, even though the workers had a majority vote to accept the lower pay and keep their jobs. It was too late to decertify their union, and every one of them lost their job.

Therefore, I don’t see Robert’s point of the union selling out the workers in the case of Caterpillar, by proposing only a 30% wage cut instead of around 50%, since it’s still subject to a majority vote by the workers, and between the rotten trade deals, a higher Canadian dollar compared to 10 years ago, and intense competition from China and India, I think they are very likely to all be laid off if they don’t accept what the company is demanding.

I think there are larger issues at play in these cases that need to be tackled at a societal and political level.

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In my interview with Dr. Stan Monteith of Radio Liberty on November 2, 2011, I reported on the challenges facing Canadians, and of several Canadian success stories of political activism since my first interview with him on September 22, 2010.

I alluded to a dozen major developments, of which I mentioned the three major ones: the planned scrapping of the long-gun registry, the removal of fluoride from the municipal water supply in Waterloo and Calgary, and a majority of eligible B.C. voters voting to scrap the so-called Harmonized Sales Tax imposed upon them.

1) The long-gun registry is set to be scrapped now that the Conservatives have a majority and a bill has been introduced.
2) A sitting Canadian senator and Trilateral Commission member has called for a North American Parliament and a guaranteed minimum wage for all Canadians.
3) British Columbians in a historic referendum vote to scrap their government-imposed Harmonized Sales Tax (The first such vote in the English-speaking commonwealth).
4) Municipal water fluoridation voted down in Waterloo in 2010 and by Calgary city council in 2011.
5) A joint U.S.-Canadian unconstitutional plan to have law enforcement interoperability on the border by 2012.
6) Around a million Americans living in Canada being targeted by the IRS to file their taxes and report their bank account holdings going back several years.
7) Desperate for cash, the U.S. has imposed a new $5.50 entry fee on Canadian travelers.
8) Increasing economic freedom in Canada relative to the U.S., with Canada being rated the best country in the world to do business by Forbes.
9) Incandescent light bulb ban delay until 2014 in Canada.
10) Canadian combat operations in Afghanistan ended in July 2011, all troops scheduled to leave by Dec. 2011.
11) How the U.S. no-fly list became the Canadian no-fly list.
12) Toronto 2010 G20 fallout: Nearly 60% of charges dropped against 1100 arrested.

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It’s not easy being a politician these days. Polls show how little they are regarded. Perhaps that’s why Canadian taxpayers, in all their generosity, give individual political donors a 75% tax credit on annual donations up to $400, while only giving a 15 to 29% charitable donation tax credit for apparently less needy groups such as those that provide shelter for the homeless.

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