2.9 Billion loan rewrite off????

Chrysler Canada? no we are Fiat Chrysler a totally different corporation.


So if I change my name can the bank still make me pay my mortgage? Yes of course they can, and it I fail to pay up they can take my house. Can someone explain how Chrysler can change its name to Fiat Chrysler and the latter is not libel when it fails to repay a government loan. A loan made in 2009 for 1.4 billion, which today with interest is 2.9 billion. But hey that loan was made to Chrysler not Fiat Chrysler so we are not responsible for that old companies debts. Really! Then how come I still see the same Chrysler vehicles on the highways, in fact very few Fiats but lots of Chrysler’s. How can these major corporations continue to cheat and rob tax payers while our governments stands by with their fingers up their butts, If I could make it possible I would tell Canadians not to buy from Fiat Chrysler until they repay Canadian tax payers. I realize I can’t make that happen, but even if a few people decide not to buy Fiat Chrysler products this blog will have been worth it. Just in case some of my readers feel poor old Fiat Chrysler is struggling, think about this, they made a profit of 4 billion last year. Of course I understand how busy our Prime Minister is, he just doesn’t have the time to chase up all governments bad debts. He is too busy buying old pipelines from US corporations and at the same time fending off irate indigenous peoples who would dare to protest . Folks it is surely the time for an honest and open government, a government for the people not for big business.

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Legion Pretend Medals-Pretend Veterans

I’m re-running this post in the memory of a good friend who passed from this world a short time ago. Robby and I were comrades, veterans and friends, and he is greatly missed.. We agreed on much of what is wrong with the Royal Canadian Legion today. I would like to re-share Robby’s post from May of this year. We should note, he points out that Tom Eagles and his legion cohort while attending a Legion convention held in England and Scotland (Robby was in Scotland at the time) they did not wear their many legion medals?

One might wonder why, was it embarrassment, or did they recognise how silly and phoney they would look among real veterans. Whatever the reason, wearing these cracker jack tin medals is absolutely wrong and should be an embarrassment to the wearers. Now please read Robby’s post below.

Associate Members and their Cracker Jack Medals

Posted by Robby on 18th May 2018
2016 was a heavy year of Complaint(s) against the Royal Canadian Legion. The actions of certain branches before, during and after Remembrance day left many a jaw agape.
The actions of Dominion Command and their lack of interest in Veteran’s families wearing a loved ones medals on Remembrance day is …..to put it bluntly a DISRESPECTFUL way to pay honour to a Veteran on Remembrance day.
The article in Esprit de corps this issue says a lot about the mafia of Dominion Command. Far more interested in their salaries and tin pot medals and decorations for their Right Breast.
Even past Dominion Command President (who has never served a day in Uniform) Tom Eagles had the decency NOT to wear his chestful of Cracker Jack medals, while attending the Royal British Legion and Royal Scottish Legion’s conference. Why? was he ashamed to wear his collection of tinsel with actual Veterans in the room ?
Comment -: This is from a Vet in Wasaga Beach
Read the blog.. I agree with you whole heartily, I’m tired of seeing those civvy wearing their cheap medals and running the legions. They have turned the legion into nothing but watering holes for civies.

Comment from F.Ben Rodgers ret’d Royal Navy, RCN Reserve.
These are the Legion members that tell me to allow a widow to wear her late husband’s medals on her right breast, dilutes the value of the medals. One might ask which of the two photos here dilute real medals. Grandfather with grand daughter wearing great grandfathers WW1 medals. Or assoc member with approx six pretend medals on his right breast.

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Trafalgar Days (October 21st 2018)

Trafalgar Days 21st October.2018
Posted on October 21, 2018
by irishroverpei

Trafalgar Day

Trafalgar Day is the most important day in the calendar of HMS Victory, the oldest commissioned warship in the world.
Each year on 21 October a ceremony is held on board Victory marking the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, a battle which defined the Age of Sail and which sealed British dominion of the seas for a hundred years.
Britain’s wealth, prosperity and status as a nation on the world stage still owe much to the courage and skill of the crews of the British ships and their great leader, Admiral Lord Nelson, that momentous day off Cape Trafalgar.
But the ceremony on board Victory is an act of remembrance rather than just a celebration of victory, remembering the loss of the country’s greatest ever naval leader and the lives of men on both sides who perished in the fierce battle, or subsequently, from their injuries.
The day starts with the daily naval ceremony of ‘Colours’, as the White Ensign of the Royal Navy and the Union Jack are hauled up, followed shortly afterwards by the flag sequence indicating Nelson’s famous message to the Fleet that
“England expects that every man will do his duty”.
HMS Victory
Trafalgar DayEngland expects that every man will do his duty
Admiral Lord Nelson, 1805
Nelson’s final signal, as the mighty ships of the line of the Royal Navy and the combined Franco – Spanish Fleet clashed was “Engage the enemy more closely”.
Nelson’s tactical genius in splitting the line of enemy ships had already set the pre-conditions for victory, when only an hour into the Battle, Nelson was hit by a French sharpshooters’ musket ball as he paced Victory’s quarterdeck, directing the Battle.
He fell, fatally wounded, on a spot marked by a lovingly polished brass plaque, which forms the centrepiece of the Trafalgar Day Ceremony.
Taking place on board HMS Victory the commemorative event will be attended by senior Royal Navy personnel.
The modern Royal Navy still exists to protect the nation’s interests in an unpredictable world and its work extends far and wide across the globe providing security, preventing conflict and helping other nations by providing humanitarian assistance.
The Royal Navy’s men and women are drawn from every part of society and its sailors, aviators and marines are held in high regard for their professionalism and expertise around the world.
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The Royal Navy and Me

This is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest boy’s training establishment in England, if not the world, and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic games. This is a thoroughly amusing tale, tempered with dark moments of despair, as he visits islands in the South Pacific, tours Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, passes through the Suez Canal en-route to Malta and Gibraltar, helps to capture an Icelandic boarding party during the Cod Wars. He dives in a submarine to play cat and mouse with our Cold War adversaries, surfaces through the polar ice at the top of the world, feel the tension in the submarine as it sinks toward crush depth. Laugh at the antics of his fellow sailors and the strange situations they found themselves in. Learn the meaning of the acronym PASAHB, and sympathize with this naive young sailor as he falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book.
Whether a sailor or a dreamer of the sea, this is one voyage not to be missed.]

Review from the Editor of the Ganges Gazette

Review from the Ganges Gazette
Following on from ‘Lily & Me’ comes another ‘cracker’ from Fred’s pen, but this time covering his time in the Navy. Ganges, surface ships – Far East and Home Fleet. Girls, with Cupid active with his bow. Joining the Submarine Service with a very good description of life aboard diesel electric ’T’ and ‘A’ class boats. More girls and arrows everywhere, tricked into marriage, children, divorce and part of the 6th Canadian Submarine Squadron based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Dick Lloyd Editor-Gazette

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Land Purchase? Racism??

The original letter I sent to the editor on September 13th was never published. After re=reading it I’m guessing the paper would tell me they don’t publish rumours. I stated in my opening lines “if the story is factual” that would probably be considered rumour not fact. So here I go again with a few small alterations to my wording.

I recently read on social media some concerning issues regarding the Standing Committee Land Investigations.  In March 2018 a government committee was formed, (Standing Comittee investigating Land.) Among the land owners invited to attend was GEBIS (Buddhist monks).. MLA Allen Roach was a committee member who strenuously opposed GEBIS being included. He claimed to do so was racist, anti immigrant , an infringement of religious rights and completely inappropriate..he succeeded in blocking the monks from having to appear. There have been valid questions raised about the amount of land the monks are buying. It has been alleged they are purchasing land using other names, names that connect directly or indirectly to GEBIS.. I find it  very strange to connect the sale of land with racism, immigration or religious freedoms. Surely the transaction of the sale of land is purely business.

Shortly before this committee was formed I’m told Allen and Betty Roach sold their modest Montague area home for approximately 3/4 million dollars to Chin+Fang Chen and Chieh-Ju Chen, who are allegedly connected to GEBIS.  I’m quite sure the house transaction was legal.  Nevertheless, it does not appear to have raised any question in the house or by news media. One might have expected the opposition and or the media to be all over this.

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Remembrance Day and what has been Forgotten?

——The first World War—– Recently on Face Book there has been quite a lot of postings remembering the First World War. The Great War (war to end all wars) ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. However, very few people know much about the history of those times, much has been lost.  In no small measure this is due the Royal Canadian Legion. They remain adamant that the law preventing blood relatives from wearing loved ones medals on their right breast should stand.  By doing so they have deprived many younger generations of a very important part of our visual history.

How many citizens know about “Pip, Squeak and Wilfred”?  I would guess not too many. Pip Squeak and Wilfred were a Daily Mirror newspaper cartoon trio from that era. It was a standing joke among the veterans of the Great War referring to the three war medals. 

A citizen wishing to see these medals today would perhaps have two options, War museums or in some legion branch’s. Its sad to think that more than six million where awarded and yet today are so difficult to find.

Here is a very good reason why blood relatives should be encouraged to wear late loved ones medals 0n Remembrance Day
Look at the three WW1 medals the young girl is wearing belonging to her great grandfather while standing beside her grandfather a veteran of the Second World War.
Pip, Squeak and Wilfred nicknames given to three WWI campaign medals: the 1914-15 Star; the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. This set of 3 medals or a pair (BWM and Victory) are the most likely medals to be found among family heirlooms. The medals were automatically sent out; soldiers did not need to apply. When the recipient had been killed the medals were sent to the next-of-kin.

It should be noted the tradition of wearing late loved ones medals began just after the end of First World War. Across the Empire in cities towns and villages cenotaphs were being erected to the memory of the fallen. At the unveiling ceremonies mothers, wives and other family members attended wearing on their right breasts these medals. It was done as a sign of their great loss and to honour the memory of those men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The tradition continues to this day in most Commonwealth nations around the world. But here in Canada it is against the law, should an elderly person wear his/her late loved ones medals he/she is subject to arrest, fine and or jail.  One has to wonder why we need such a law, asking, most people they will probably say ” I doubt anyone would actually be arrested”. Which brings us back to the question of why the Royal Canadian Legion continues to support this archaic and unnecessary law?  It is even more puzzling while the legion defends this law but supports and authorizes their members to wear an array of legion issued medals. Note legion medals worn on right breast are not official medals sanctioned by the Monarch)

Now as our Second World War and Korean Veterans are aging we are seeing less and less of the medals from these wars. Will they soon become as rare a sight as Pip Squeak and Wilfred???

I believe it is time the Royal Canadian Legion moved to have section 419 of the criminal code amended to allow blood relatives to wear late loved ones medals on occasions as deemed suitable .

When asked, the legion response is to say this,” to allow a medal to be worn by anyone other than winner of said medal, dilutes the value of the medal???” However, to wear many legion issued medals, (some may actually be purchased) apparently doesn’t dilute the value and meaning of an actual medal? Hmm, I must be missing something here! This doesn’t make a lot of sense!

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Is Carbon Tax the answer?

California has some of the toughest pollution laws on this continent, Ontario has just ended vehicle emission pollution inspections. That sounds like a regressive step, perhaps it is, but it rid the province of old oil burning vehicles on its highways. Even today if you drive a polluter down the 401 hwy you are likely to be pulled over by the OPP. So why here on PEI do we have no checks on the many smoke polluting vehicles. Almost every time I’m on the roads I see an old truck pouring black smoke into the air. I see cars and trucks that clearly would not pass a motor vehicle safety check let alone an emissions check. Many farms run old heavy trucks that are not required to be licensed or inspected. They are in many cases not fit to be on our roads. Why not instead of a carbon tax we begin government operated vehicle emission inspection stations. A place to check vehicle emissions, where a vehicle must qualify before a license plate is issued . This would seem a fair way to pay for our carbon foot print rather than taxing everyone. Many drivers today, drive hybrids, or fuel efficient cars, we use heat pumps, ride bicycles or walk. The majority of islanders recycle, many clean the beaches and byways, people do care. However there will always be that element that don’t care, those are the ones who should pay the bulk of the taxes. Just my views on our island roads, who would agree?

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Name year make and model?

I thought it might be fun to test my blog followers knowledge of the British motoring world of old. Try and tell me the year make and model of the four cars and one motorcycle. That is my young daughter in her Brownie uniform, but what is the car behind her??? The handsome chap in the natty suit is me of course, unfortunately I’m only three years young than the car I’m standing beside. I owned all the vehicles in this quiz but it was a long time ago.  I’ll give you one clue, two of the vehicles are made by the same manufacturer. So folks have fun and enjoy trying to figure out these old mods of transport.

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What Gender is a Computer(A Little Sunday Humour)

> was explaining
> to her class that… in
> Spanish, unlike
> English,
> nouns are designated as either masculine ..or
> feminine.
> ‘House’ for instance, is feminine: ‘la
> casa.’
> ‘Pencil,’ however, is masculine: ‘el
> lapiz.’
> A student asked, ‘What gender is
> ‘computer’?’
> Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class
> into two groups, male and
> female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether
> computer’
> should be a masculine or a feminine
> noun.
> Each group was asked to give four reasons for its
> recommendation.
> The men’s group decided that ‘computer’ should
> definitely be of the feminine
> gender (‘la
> computadora’), because:
> 1. No one but their creator understands their internal
> logic;
> 2 The native language they use to communicate with other
> computers is incomprehensible
> to everyone else;
> 3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory
> for possible later retrieval;
> and
> 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find
> yourself
> spending half your paycheck on accessories for
> it.
> The women’s group, however, concluded that computers
> should be Masculine (‘el
> computador’), because:
> 1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them
> on;
> 2. They have a lot of data but still can’t think for
> themselves;
> 3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half
> the time they ARE the problem;
> and
> 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had
> waited a little longer, you
> could have got a better model.
> The women
> won.

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Supply Management

I’m the first to admit I know little about international trade agreements, but I would also venture I’m not alone in that respect. Watching the recent news coverage I see milk and dairy producers are not happy with the latest USMCA trade deal. On FB and other social media they is a cry to buy Canadian dairy products and shun those from the US. I have to think that is easier said than done. For most of us on fixed or minimum wage incomes, price is always the deciding factor. It’s good and indeed right to support local producers and our Canadian products. However, if there is a US milk carton on the store shelf next to a local one and the US one is cheaper? Which one do you think many shoppers will select? It’s not done out of disrespect or a couldn’t care less attitude, it’s out of necessity. The other factor in this is the price differences between provinces. Why do we pay approximately two dollars more for a four litre jug than in Nova Scotia? How can it cost so much more here on PEI than in other provinces. A lot of questions to be answered and understood by the general public. ‘From the point of view of many, what we pay for a product is determined by what it costs. This is the way supply management works for most of us local shoppers. That’s my interpretation, right or wrong! Oh Canada.

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