Liberals – Irvings – Holding Ponds!!!

The five liberal members in the legislature all voted against the moratorium on holding ponds. I would suggest this is why there are only five liberals in the legislature. They are either joined at the hip with Robert Irving or just plain dumb! I suppose one could say to that question, the answer is both. We have had science up to our ears from both the Ghiz and MacLauchlan governments over the last 15 years. Never any real action to control the water rights. We have had a Water Act or talk of one over that same 15 years. Alway the same excuse, we are waiting for the science. I’m certain I’m not the only person that sees these massive holding ponds as just another of the Irving corps ways of getting around the law. Finally I can’t finish this without commenting on Bloyce Thompson, he voted with liberals and he is supposedly the Minister of Agriculture. Is he joined at the hip with Irving’s too???

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Seniors are the Greediest

This is an older post, but thought it was worth a rerun. I’d like to point out I’m one of those greedy seniors at 81, I served my country and worked hard all my life. Never once Appling for EI.

Quebec Senator, Jeff Smith!
This is the statement Jeff Smith, Senator, made……gee, and we actually pay these senators huge salaries, benefits and of course we all know of their annually $22,000.00 housing benefits!!
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Jeff Smith, the Senator from Quebec made a statement calling senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with over a million teats.

Here’s a response from an Ontario citizen … I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is! Oh so true!

“Hey Jeff, let’s get a few things straight!!!!!

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS.
2. I have been paying CPP (Canada Pension Plan) & OHIP (Health Insur) for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3. My Canada Pension payments, and those of millions of other Canadians, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and “your ilk” pulled the proverbial football away from millions of Canadian seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your “shill commission” are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Canadians, have been paying into OHIP & CPP from Day One, and now “you morons” propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because “you idiots” mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from OHIP & CCP to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Canadians, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you “incompetent bastards” spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the Canadian taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.

To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” to your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU:

1. How much money have you earned from the Canadian taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the Canadian taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Parliament who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted the Canadian Pension, OHIP and stolen the Canadian dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.

And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed, leech.

That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted our benefits for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic, political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch. NO, I didn’t stutter.

P.S. And stop calling CPP & OHIP “entitlements”. WHAT AN INSULT!!!!

I have been paying in to the CPP system for 45 years “It’s my money”- give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks.
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Boy that is really telling that Good ole boy senator Smith!!! Bravo.

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The root cause of the Travesty.

David Weale makes lots of sense when talking about the travesty of the island and of rural areas in particular. I can imagine most of us read and agree with David’s statements. We also know that something must be done to stop the rape of the land. What is the something we must do?? This is always the tough question facing us regardless of the particular issue. Unfortunately I have no answer, and it seems so many others are in the same boat, but what do we do. We blame the Irving’s, the Monks, Vanco, Asian money, PNPs and the list goes on. It’s unlikely we will take to the streets in the thousands to protest. Perhaps that is what needs to happen, if thousands of islanders descended on the legislature we might make them listen. It’s wishful thinking though, I’m not about to join a huge protest nor are many others. So how do we get our elected politicians to do our will? We need some form of recall, perhaps if each electoral district could demand the MLA attend meetings with the electorate to discuss the government policies. If we could put them on the hot seat, question their failed promises, make them listen to us and not the party line. If this could be done once every few months, I believe enough islanders would attend to have their concerns heard. It could become a very uncomfortable routine for the elected member. Presently, we complain about the government and get only weak responses to our concerns, to the politicians it is mostly just water under the bridge.  If they had to face us to explain their actions or inactions, things might begin to change. I don’t know if it would work, it’s just an idea. At the moment the Premier and his government do as they pleases, and we have no effective way to object. . Let me give you an example.,

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The following is a statement made by Dennis King during the election campaign in 2019: “…water is the issue that islanders all want to talk about…This might be a case that since we don’t know the impacts of what we are allowing them to do now with the holding ponds, the effects might actually be worse than the effect of the high capacity wells…A government led by me will recognize that and we will make sure the processes are in place, that the regulations are there to make sure our water is protected.”
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Yes, a moratorium has been passed to put a stop to holding ponds, but it has not yet been enacted into law. In the meantime they are still digging. Wouldn’t it be nice if King could be brought before the public to explain himself and why the election promise he made has not been fulfilled.???????? 
 
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Two subjects to discuss.

(1) How could an American student fly into Halifax International Air Port and pass through without being checked or ordered to quarantine for fourteen days. Then to be picked up by a friend and driven all the way,  passing through New Brunswick, to the PEI Confederation Bridge. Only then to be correctly stopped and refused entry. Bravo to the PEI border control team. Because of this, the US student infected his friend who picked him up, he then passed it on to four more Islanders. After weeks of being covid free we now have five new cases. This just goes to show no one can let their guard down at border entry points.

(2) Cyclists on PEI. Is it only me or do others see the many cyclists wearing dark clothing and no helmets riding the roads and streets? Almost every time Linda are out on the roads we see these seemingly uneducated in cycle safety riding out and about. You may assume they are kids ignoring the safety rules. You would be wrong, they are mostly adults and some are seniors. People we should expect to know better. Granted it’s not all cyclists, but one is too many. 

Anyway that’s my moan for the day, the sad thing is this, neither of the two above mentioned subjects need or should be occurring.

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They call themselves Honorable?????

Please read this and for those of you that voted for the King government you need to to take note. What he promised you for your vote, its not what he intends to deliver
 
This is a quote from the Dennis King during his election campaign
The following is a statement made by Dennis King during the election campaign in 2019: “…water is the issue that islanders all want to talk about…This might be a case that since we don’t know the impacts of what we are allowing them to do now with the holding ponds, the effects might actually be worse than the effect of the high capacity wells…A government led by me will recognize that and we will make sure the processes are in place, that the regulations are there to make sure our water is protected.”
 
This presents your clear commitment to the Water Act’s underlying principles. To allow further delay on its enactment and not supporting a temporary moratorium on these holding ponds show you reneging on this commitment. Your support of this moratorium is a matter of public trust and whether you continue to deserve it.
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 The Premier in his lengthy monologues talks endlessly about the bubble. How he is taking advice from Doctor Morrison. Naturally people are listening , it’s what we want to hear. Once more able to travel within the Atlantic region, to visit loved ones, and dare I say, visit Costco! This is all good news offering a much needed release from our long confinement and necessary health restrictions. However, while most of us are focused on this much talked about bubble, other more sinister and shady things are happening. Islanders have been lulled into a false sense of security as more secretive issues are going on behind the scenes. It appears few people are concerned about Royalty Oaks or the bridge over the Trout River. The big one being missed right now is the loop hole around deep water wells. Most have forgotten the illegal land purchase in Bedeque by the Irving Corporation. We have certainly all but forgotten the PNP, Geo Sweep, E Gaming, Souris aqua farms and more. The endless corruption over the last ten to fifteen years of government schemes and scandals. The unprecedented rush to clear cut our precious woodlands to feed the biomass fuels for schools. The list goes on and even I have trouble remembering the many issues that hurt this Province. We are being manipulated and ruled by greed, the offers of wealth to line politicians pockets. Meanwhile we are being lured by this magic bubble. It’s already past the time when we should burst it. Burst it before these corrupt, oops! I mean, “Honorable” politicians sell off our precious water and prime farm land to the Irving’s and mysterious Asian entities carrying suitcases full of cash. It is impossibly difficult to keep up with what these honorable politicians promise to do, and what they actually do!!!

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A Little Weekend Humour

 

Seen This?
I had trouble with the idea of turning 30 and was oversensitive to any signs of advancing age. When I found a prominent gray hair in my bangs, I pointed to my forehead and asked my husband, “Oh no, have you seen this?”
“What?” he asked. “The wrinkles?”

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School Counselor
Sandy began a job as an elementary school counselor and she was eager to help. One day during recess she noticed a girl standing by herself on one side of a playing field while the rest of the kids enjoyed a game of soccer at the other.

Sandy approached and asked if she was all right. The girl said she was.
A little while later, however, Sandy noticed the girl was in the same spot, still by herself.
Approaching again, Sandy offered, “Would you like me to be your friend?”
The girl hesitated, then said, “Okay,” looking at the woman suspiciously. Feeling she was making progress, Sandy then asked, “Why are you standing here all alone?”
“Because,” the little girl said with great exasperation, “I’m the goalie!”

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Pet Shop and the Butcher

One afternoon, a butcher went into a pet shop. The butcher had visited that same pet shop every day for a week straight. It seems that he had fallen in love with one of the seagulls in the shop.
Alas, he had no money to spend, but the pet shop owner agreed to give him the bird in exchange for some of the delicious German sausage from the butcher’s store.
And so, the deal was made. It seems that he took a tern for the wurst.

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The beginning of a Chinese takeover ???

Taking Over maybe wasn’t a catchy enough caption on Monday’s blog. I’m not sure this one will be either. Hardly anyone read the blog and have missed what I believe is extremely important warnings of what is happening on PEI. Please take a few minutes to read and digest the message. Look how China is forcing its military will on the people of Hong Kong, over 300 arrested just yesterday.

Taking Over?

The latest land purchase down East should make islanders sit up and take notice. The Monks now own thousands of acres, plus the many more owned by a variety of other Asians. Some may of course just be families wishing to make a life here. However, there is something ominous about the Monks and their unexplained source of wealth. Are we slowly and insidiously being taken over by China? Far fetched you say! Maybe but let’s look at the trend right across North America. The USA no longer is the Worlds major producer, Canada likewise and many other Western nations also. We eagerly rush to places like Walmart to buy the cheap products of clothing, appliances, televisions and pretty much everything else. If the toaster/ coffee maker stops working we throw it out and buy another. We have become a consumer nations, no longer producing, repairing or reusing anything. As a boy growing up in the UK I remember all the utensils were stamped “Made in Sheffield” bicycles, all steel made in England. The variety of automobiles all British. Here in Canada/USA where once the roads were ruled by Chevy-Ford-Chrysler, are now Japanese and Korean. Even the domestic produced cars and motorcycles most parts come from China. Once we were the greatest ship building countries of the world, today our shipyards are empty. The once huge skilled work force gone forever. Western nations or many of them are now running huge deficits, Canada included. It’s becoming a serious issue, if we are not producing goods how do we maintain a cash flow? The Asian nations/China are raking in cash from us, the consumers. One might argue we produce a large portion of the Worlds foods, and we have strong tourist incomes. But is that enough to keep the standard of living we have become accustomed to ticking along? Going shopping today we would be hard pressed to find an item made in Canada. There are many cries of buy local and that is good. However, there are very little locally produced goods that have a high demand. Local food markets don’t sell everyday clothing, appliances etc. So for the majority it’s back to Walmart. Huge container ships arrive daily filled with goods from Asia, they return to Asia mostly empty! How much longer we can continue along this road is becoming a serious question. If the Western World is to survive we had better get back the work ethic from our long history. Failing that, it might be the time to start learning Chinese? Sorry not a pleasant way to start another Week, God Bless and keep reading.

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Our Beloved Friend and Companion

We became family for Yoda in the spring of 2008 and what a bundle of fur and fun he was! Born on 29th February 2008 a leap year boy Yoda was the runt of the litter. He was a nervous nelly on the way home from Sussex NB. However, it didn’t take long for him to settle into his new home where he quickly established his authority. For the next twelve years Yoda was a big part of the family. He gave us many laughs and memorable moments. He sadly left us on the 9th May 2020 just two months beyond his twelfth birthday. We still miss him so very much. Today I completed a plaque to add to the plant we put in our front yard in his  memory. The Yoda Bush. I have added a few photos of our beautiful little man. Sorry Rosie just had to sneak into the photo.

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Happy Canada Day

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Canada Day. If you are not Canadian or live in another land, then happy day to you

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Taking Over???

The latest land purchase down East should make islanders sit up and take notice. The Monks now own thousands of acres, plus the many more owned by a variety of other asians. Some may of course just be families wishing to make a life here. However, there is something ominous about the Monks and their unexplained source of wealth. Are we slowly and insidiously being taken over by China? Far fetched you say! Maybe but let’s look at the trend right across North America. The USA no longer is the Worlds major producer, Canada likewise and many other Western nations also. We eagerly rush to places like Walmart to buy the cheap products of clothing, appliances, televisions and pretty much everything else. If the toaster/ coffee maker stops working we throw it out and buy another. We have become a consumer nations, no longer producing, repairing or reusing anything. As a boy growing up in the UK I remember all the utensils were stamped “Made in Sheffield” bicycles, all steel made in England. The variety of automobiles all British. Here in Canada/USA where once the roads were ruled by Chevy-Ford-Chrysler, are now Japanese and Korean. Even the domestic produced cars and motorcycles most parts come from China. Once we were the greatest ship building countries of the world, today our shipyards are empty. The once huge skilled work force gone forever. Western nations or many of them are now running huge deficits, Canada included. It’s becoming a serious issue, if we are not producing goods how do we maintain a cash flow? The Asian nations/China are raking in cash from us, the consumers. One might argue we produce a large portion of the Worlds foods, and we have strong tourist incomes. But is that enough to keep the standard of living we have become accustomed to ticking along? Going shopping today we would be hard pressed to find an item made in Canada. There are many cries of buy local and that is good. However, there are very little locally produced goods that have a high demand. Local food markets don’t sell everyday clothing, appliances etc. So for the majority it’s back to Walmart. Huge container ships arrive daily filled with goods from Asia, they return to Asia mostly empty! How much longer we can continue along this road is becoming a serious question. If the Western World is to survive we had better get back the work ethic from our long history. Failing that, it might be the time to start learning Chinese? Sorry not a pleasant way to start another Week, but Happy Canada anyway!!! God Bless and keep reading.

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