For all my friends who place spelling and grammar above all else;
Can you read these right the first time?
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"
You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UPthe kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so............ Time to shut UP.....!
Oh...one more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U-P
Welcome to Kamloops Bullshit webpage, I started this site in the summer of 2008 after lobbying and interviewing governments for several years before, (both city and provincial) as to their practices and effectives in their service to citizens and the environment. Yet at every turn and attempt I was met with excuse's and ignorance, I found a form of corporate dictatorship as corporations were the ones that had their needs met, dictating to the governments what was going to be put in the environment and where the tax dollars would be spent. Evidence was at every public meeting; government agents defended corporation and met their demands.
You see, my son was born in1998, 99% healthy with the exception of allergies, asthma and eczema, so since then I have been reading food labels, watching air quality and researching causes of out breaks. I shocks me to learned that in the last 20 years the number of children being born with health problems has sky rocketed, such as asthma; 1 in 8 children in BC is born with similar symptoms....I inquired at the time and found 1 in 5 @ his school on the Northshore suffering. Imagine not being able to breath, as a parent, helpless as they gasp for air.
Well this woke the hell raiser in me up and all hell has broken loose since then....the deeper I get in politics the more shocking the bullshit. It wasn't just the air quality and the food additives, but the waste of tax dollars, the pollution spewed with out regard or common sense, increase of fee's and taxes, and the move ever so closer to a "police state" of government on all levels. It's what these bureaucrats are capable of getting away with, the power they wield without accountability. Every level of government is guilty, It is out of necessity, because of our children getting sick, of our seniors who can't afford taxes, of growing laws against us, that we the people challenge government on all levels to be accountable to all citizens health, welfare, sustainability and affordability of life, liberty, and freedom as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Nobody seems to care, not the media (bought and bribed), not the government agencies such as Ministry of Environment or Interior Health who are suppose to be protecting citizens, nor the citizens themselves because 99% of us have our noses kept to the grindstone, paying bills and taxes, raising family. To many of us take for granted government is capable of looking out for our best interests, I too was guilty till my sons sickness forced me to wake up. In truth it is hard to see, we are cash cows, sheep to be herded and kept in line, they say what we don't know won't hurt us....and by incrementally increasing the control with bylaws, regulations, taxes, levies and fee's the majority of citizens have little choice but to be herded with the others, to take the path of least resistance....many of us can do little more than keep food on the table and heating bill paid. Cost of living has grown off the scale, out of reach for more and more each day. Still others are only concerned with "me and mine" funny how history repeats its self......
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me--
but there was no one left to speak out for me.
Fast forward to 2013;
Apathy as a natural mathematical equation: peoples vote + government betrayal = Apathy
"Democracy is nothing more than two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for dinner"
Pirate Parking Rates Proves Punitive Persecution;
From a tax payers point of view, it seems we are being punitively punished for not blindly accepting CITY OF KAMLOOPS parkade-in-the-park propaganda. Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to remember the propaganda not long ago coming from this very same corporation, said that the parkade was going to pay for its self very quickly with an annual income of $328,236, which would keep up on the $8 million mortgage payments and then some. Indeed if it weren't for the painfully publicly spawned referendum the "person" know as the city of KAMLOOPS, would most likely be breaking ground this very day.
One year later KAMLOOPS has the gall to double parking rates, increase fines and borrow millions, not to build a parkade somewhere else more suitable, but to put in digital parking meters in a time when people can least afford it and business is all ready cringing! Lets not even consider the fact that the old meters have lasted decades with lil maintenance; while in contrast electronic crap is constantly breaking down, so double what is projected for costs. Instead, focus on the gay foolers who have the audacity to say its to "help attract new business, and fill the office space", which to a normal individual seems simply psychotic to charge more in hopes of attracting already cash strapped shoppers. Notice the common characteristics of their crimes; no shortage of corporate cronies backing the crime as a good idea no matter how insane as if to make it all legal and legitimate via perceived public tacit consent.
The city said its looking into private public partnerships for parkades, though in my mind they missed the boat with both the Landsdown shopping mall redesign/butchering, and the Hotel that removed 300 public parking stalls from the community; then was waved the law that obligated the hotel to provide enough parking even for their own customers, putting the onus on public parking to provide for a private hotel's profit. Its more evidence that back room deals are afoot when they assumed the "sure thing parkade in the park" was destined, and it legally was, if not for the passionate public. Its a shame there isn't likely any other major developments down town as the economy tanks yet again under stern-psychotic NWO governance.
All in all, Strange behaviors from a "person" who was so gung ho not long ago to build a parkade "my way". Perhaps they need a psych evaluation, no?
Corruption crack down hits city hall!
It was music to my ears, I couldn't believe it when I heard "Quebec corruption crackdown hits Montreal city hall"... after years of being battered with "you can't fight city hall" [which is slang for; the city can get away with anything], the city of Montreal is finally admitting there is indeed corruption at city hall, including evidence of embezzling contractors, politicians-bureaucrats and even Mafia. I asked myself; could there be light at the end of the tunnel after all?
Montreal needs to be give more credit, although the Quebec government's incompetence is seemingly infinite, more so than the average municipality as evidenced by its share of Federal debt, though the people seem to be immune to whatever crap "they" are putting in the food/water/air and in media that makes the masses so apathetic. Indeed 2012 was a year of awakening in Quebec; between the student/pots and pans movement and the crack down on corruption at city hall, Montreal is becoming quite a poster child for action.
To many of us, the government corruption is so obvious, you don't need to be a certified accountant to figure out that prices municipalities dole out taxpayers cash for goods and services are criminal. But its been that way since the inception of the corporate soul municipality scheme; the high jacking of a community by bureaucrats "for the good of the people". make no doubt...it is a scheme, and like all schemes, the house always wins.
Most people don't realize the difference between a community and a municipality, its not something they teach in government schools. Understand a community is a group of people, united for the common good; each man is 100% responsible for his or her actions. As a result people are more aware of themselves and others in the community; the people come together, working to solve problems, dealing with issues, plan social events and deciding how to spend resources within the community. The biggest motivation in a community is love and concern for each other much like a family, focusing on those most in need as a team without ego, without bragging, without personal gain.
In contrast a municipality is a corporation, it in it's self; legally is a person, just like you and me for all intents and purposes even though the municipality is obviously a fiction, [man made corporate soul]. Just like any flesh and blood person, the municipality, [in theory] is responsible for its actions as well. But instead of the body of a corporate person being made up of one single flesh and bone man, the artificial corporate person is made up of the flesh and bone of many people who act under limited liability, protected, allowing them not to be "personably" accountable for their actions; think of it of as a giant Frankenstein-Godzilla.
An example is the child who was tazered by RCMP after Government child services failed him, actually putting him in a nightmare where the child was literally tortured for years because of policy incompetence; incompetence of the people who are so called professionals that we trust to mold our society, yet are not held accountable, which begs the question; who is really above the law?
Everyone who works for the municipality becomes part of the corporate body of the fictional Frankenstein person stitched together. Different classes of people make up different parts of corporate person's body. The vital organs [heart, liver, kidneys, brain] of the corporate body are made up of people acting as CEO.s, administrators, executive directors and the like. The officers/bullies who enforce unconstitutional legislation using fear under threat and duress represent the muscle of the body, strung out on steroids. The colon proudly represented by the politicians; full of gas and BS, while the corporate dick, [lacking morals] represents the lawyers and bureaucrats who screw everyone for pure pleasure and self gratification as the entire body explodes in orgasm and ego when a "plan comes together" and they get their way.
We mustn't forget the lowly citizen, he too makes up part of this corporate soul person municipality, believe it or not, every single living flesh and blood natural "person" [man/wombman] who lives within the geographical area, is claimed by the municipality as part of the corporate body person.
Your ignorance is not your fault, the system is intentionally designed to keep mortal people preoccupied with life and material crap; so much so that the average "person" is plagued by apathy like a disease; removing the initiative to fight the Godzilla-Frankenstein monster. At the same time, they keep drilling it into you; "you can't fight city hall, you can't fight government"
Reality; you are registered to pay taxes if you own property within the municipal region; you submit to their by-laws, building codes...or else. Taxpayers make up the heel and the back of the municipal body, including the anus as taxpayers constantly get screwed with high taxes and dwindling services. When the municipality has a wish list, your taxes [life energy] are the ones that get raised, you are the one they tread on to provide the means for the municipality's/person's desires and addictions such as "the tournament capital" theme park. Who wouldn't like to wake up in Disney land everyday...but can you afford the inflated costs, what are the priorities of a sane individual? Is it not your back, and your spouse's back that have to get up at 6 am, your heels trudging to a mindless job just to survive in reality? The lowly "citizen" could also be described as the blood/life-force, for it is your energy that provides the life-force for the rest of the corporate body, without your taxes, indeed the corporate body would shrivel and die. You don't' even realize, you are acting in a play...in a fiction...in a nightmare! Oh buts its no nightmare if you are one of the lucky vital organs of the body...just living off the fat of citizens taxes.
Just look at all that money flowing into the hands of the municipal person, mmm, millions; and the power that come with it. Lord Acton stated, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." So when one "person" holds all the power such as a municipality, Stalinization creates a superiority complex that in their mind, can do no wrong, or make no mistakes. Its natural for men of flesh and blood to make mistakes, we admit we are not perfect; yet a person of fictional proportions such as a municipality is infallible in its own mind, in every way, because it is a fiction. Fictions pretend everything is great; fairytales always have a happy ending. To admit to a mistake would be a Municipality's Achilles' Heel, for a corporate soul can not ever admit to a mistake, fore to admit a mistake would bring the whole scheme down, leaving it liable.
Why is it private individuals can get the same work done at a fraction of the costs of public, you or I couldn't justify those kind of inflated costs. Locally, taxpayers are getting screwed by government spending 3 million on a brand new Hotel to create the gaudy Emerald House, 100 meters of bike path costing tax payers 6 million, and $43 000 spent on replacing bus schedules that, in six months, will be flawed themselves. As a man who grew up poor I feel to spend $250 000 to bring a tennis court surface up to Olympic standards is crazy. I would love to have a $100 000 sports car, I have the assets, though is it wise to invest that much priority into such a trivial trinket when I can take one fifth of that budget to accomplish the same thing?
Truly, if a corporation were a natural "person", it would be diagnosed as a psychopath; the incapacity to experience guilt or remorse, lacking morals, the failure to conform to social norms, and can not admit wrong doing or respect the [true] law/oath. Callous disregard for the feelings of other people, no allegiance to anyone or thing other than its own purpose/profit, reckless disregard for the safety of others, deceitfulness (continual lying to deceive for profit/personal gain).....A Corporations only defense; not criminally responsible, [insanity].
Perhaps the question taxpayers should be asking at these fluffy public propaganda budget meetings is; where is an exact accounting of every penny spent? After all, an inflamed back or heel produces much pain and discomfort for the rest of the body, though it is going to take more than a few cells to complain people.
Unfortunately I don't hold my breath corruption investigations will go any further than Montreal anytime soon; the actions in Montreal are only a result of cause and effect, similar if you put your finger on a hot stove, you would instinctively remove it; Something had to be done after bridges and buildings started falling down and killing people all over the city. Self evident, not only did the criminals inflate the prices of goods and services, but they also skimped out on materials so much that it lead to several incidences of collapsing structures. Indeed, every municipality has the same infestation of vermin; locally the Halston bride is an example; every year since is was built, sections need to be torn up and re-welded so it too doesn't fall into the river, a bridge that was suppose to cost 5 million has now cost taxpayers 10 million...and counting.
Somewhere I read: that every person is equal under the law, that government is created by the people for the people, and that government is accountable to the people, though there's very little evidence of that today. In fact corporate government acts the opposite, as if they were god. And critics wonder why people all over the world are peacefully revolting, refusing to comply with corruption. . .. Ignorant to the fact that it is our duty; our forefathers did not get slaughtered for an idea of freedom and liberty only to have such subrogated. "I swear to protect our nation from enemies. . .both foreign and DOMESTIC!"
Honor: primitive guiding principle
"The concept of honor appears to have declined in importance in the modern West. It has been replaced by conscience or faith in the individual context, and by the rule of law and the rights and duties defined therein in a social context" wikipedia
Where is the honor in today's society? Society is defined by its erosion of honor day by day; crimes rampant, homeless numbers grow, broken dysfunctional families, drugs and gangs dominate the streets so much so its not safe to walk the streets in Kamloops: seems every week someone is assaulted, robed, stabbed, or murdered in Kamloops, subsequently each year the crimes get worse, though RCMP pacified the public with excuses and comparisons to other communities problems only because they themselves are at a loss as crimes develop in our region into US style. RCMP pride themselves on car thefts, seat belt infractions and petty crime rates dropping, trying to convince the people we live in a great society as the strong arm of the law ensures our safety....every thing RCMP do is in the name of safety, though day by day the streets of Kamloops grow less and less safe, because here in reality, local crime has shifted to more serious assaults as result of society eroding; graduating to the next level of criminals; graduate into a more serious states of dysfunctional (stealing cars and break-ins are done by individuals, those individuals enter gangs, graduating to more serious crimes). Furthermore domestic violence has shot through the roof as a result of the stress of high cost of living, government pulling licenses for minor infractions, and taxing the hell out of people; keeping people living in a state of fear. Though each day the propaganda preaches success and prosperity of what a wonderful society we living in, though the reality is all to real.
Recognize that crime it's self is a beast; what feeds the beast is contempt, contempt of poverty, dysfunctional families, contempt of honor as the basis of society when they replaced honor with "law" it created a beast known as organized crime; Ying can not exist with out Yang. Every day they create new laws, consider if there is a law there must be breech of that law or it wouldn't be worth making , more laws equals more breeches. Crime is nothing more than a beast of cause and effect, gangs are a result as the crimes progress in seriousness in Kamloops is a result of the environment created (either out of ignorance or in contempt), in our society...and who controls our society for the past hundred years?? The government, directing the RCMP, and municipalities, as the saying goes; " da chickens dun cum home to roost" So is the answer more laws, even stricter laws?
In BC there is one thing that draws crime, we are world renowned for it, and I heard some one describe it as our billion dollar a year business. Alberta has their billion dollar a year business: oil, whereas BC has a billion dollar business as well, only thing different is, our's is illegal, and the billion dollars a year goes to the gangs and organized crime. This is why we see gang wars in BC, in Kamloops, though the RCMP's main goal seems to be stopping seat belt and speeding infractions?? Meanwhile families across BC and Canada are falling victim to US style of crimes, drugs, weapons, family members killing family members, neighbors killing neighbors, children going missing in the night, shoot outs in the streets, people going missing...this is the natural progression of the society they have created with their "laws" The natural progression of crime as a result of not legalizing pot; pot is what draws the gangs, assimilation of US gangs as a result of the "war on drugs" and the criminals out of necessity needing to evolve to assimilate into the system...we can thank the USA for that and Harpers assimilation of US policies (war on drugs and terrorism)...essentially the war on drugs is a lost battle; the self evidence is obvious in the growing seriousness of the crimes in every community in Canada....truth be known the war on drugs is set up to fail by the elite to induce more stricter control over the people.
It's growing more apparent that this erosion of honor was done on purpose, because when we act in dishonor, it gives them power to police you..."they" have transformed the honor system into the law system. Understand honor requires people to think for themselves, but "they" don't want us thinking for ourselves, so they converted it to a system of thousands of complicated codes and statutes that, are not exactly laws, but only fool people into consenting to them being laws through deception and lack of disclosure called "colour of law". Sure there was a time when we accepted the codes as law, though as time goes on, less and less as we witness government acting above the law, and as we witness corporations acting above the law as well. The result is it is nolonger a free society, but an subrogated democracy called Oligarchy in which a powerful few rule from a position above the law create a society based on fear. As a result we now have a programmed society that no longer thinks for its self, distinguishes right from wrong, instead we now rely on codes and statutes to tells what's right and wrong.
It has gotten so bad that people can't even cross a street in honor; people cross slowly, selfishly, with out looking or making eye contact, music jammed in their ears; taking for granted the law will protect them. The laws are powerful only in your mind, in reality laws are not powerful enough to protect you from a 2000lb car that didn't see you, indeed each year many people in Kamloops are killed or seriously injured because no one has taught them how to cross a street using honor....you see in honor it is customary to look people in the eyes and to act accordingly...such as crossing the street requires; to make eye contact, to look at the needs of both yourself and the driver, (waiving the driver on so he doesn't have to stop if their is only one car) and hustle your ass quickly to cross the street as quickly as possible. Consider weather conditions; check to see if its safe for the driver to stop, most importantly is to make eye contact with each driver as you pass to make sure they are paying attention...we take for granted the law that says a car must stop, or that the cross walk says I can walk...its sad to see the memorials around the city, I think of the life lost because they took for granted the law would protect them. If only we went back to a honor system where we were taught to be responsible for ourselves under the code of honor many of these accidents wouldn't happen. Believe it or not (most of you will refuse to believe)the honor system did rule not long ago, it was called "Natural Law": legal description; "Common Law"
Cause and Effect; no honor with in the system equates to no honor in society; how can we expect individuals to act in honor if the system and people within the system are not honorable in their actions? Honor exists today only in certain individuals who have experienced honor. Today's norm is to rely on codes and statutes to dictate our actions, very few people recognize the propaganda and think for themselves simply because up until recently it wasn't a necessity. However there are many of us who still recognize honor, and it is through honorable action that we can create that environment that is healthy and true to what is right and will lead to solving the many of the problems and challenges we face.
The problem lies in the unbalanced of power of those who are honorable compared to those who have little or no honor, yielding to profit or corporate responsibility instead of the duty each of us has to humanity. It seems many of us have been swayed by outside pressures and influences, greed...again it is not our fault as we have been conditioned into conforming and accepting "their" wishes...simply take measure of each of our existences, ask ourselves the tough question that need to be asked; am I an asset or a detriment to my community, to the environment, to the future, to my family?
SUSTAINABLE: "the capacity to endure
A word we hear almost every day now, a favorite of government agencies, and until a friend pointed it out to me, a word seemingly innocent....that is until one realizes the significance of the word sustainable and how its being used in today's political environment. Sustainable has been adopted as the poster child of politicians and bureaucrats as an excuse to force their policies and regulations in Canada and most of the world thanks to the United Nations, who spawned Agenda 21, Kamloops being no exception, indeed the word "sustainable" is used as the leading force of local authority. When I hear that word used by politicians and bureaucrats it sends as shiver down my back because I recognize its as part of the deception.
Every time we hear government use the word "sustainable" try to ask them these questions?
Is the growing demands on the foodbanks sustainable?
Is the growing costs of housing(rent/mortgage, taxes, insurance, heat electricity, up keep) sustainable?
Are the new drinking/driving, cell phone, over 40K laws along with the growing tyranny sustainable in society?
Is the manifestation of criminal activity into US/Mexico style of gangs and guns sustainable for a safe community?
Is the growing costs of food sustainable for average families?
Is the deforestation, dyeing oceans and pollution spewed into the environment sustainable and healthy for future generations?
Is the current political mayhem and unaccountability sustainable even for our generation???
These are the questions we need to ask ourselves, ask of our politicians and bureaucrats to determine what action needs to be taken; obviously the actions they have been taking in the last 100 years are not the right ones.
A few good quotes :) “Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work” Albert Einstein
“In any bureaucracy, paper work increases as you spend more and more time reporting on the less and less you are doing" unknown
"Join in the new game that's sweeping the country. It's called "Bureaucracy" Everybody stands in a circle. The first person to do anything loses.” unknown but my fav
"You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.” Thomas Sowell This quote defines what RCMP have become; bureaucrats
Recently in Kamloops this holiday season a young driver with a N was the only attendant of a Christmas party who did not have a single sip of alcohol, many attendees had one or two drinks over the evening at the party, (most likely fine to drive but knew road checks were out and a zero tolerance to drinking was being enforced.) Thus this individual proceeded to make trips with four others, then returning to the party to give rides to the others who feared driving. Upon leaving the area they quickly ran into a RCMP roadcheck, having a N on the graduating licensing the individual is only by "law" allowed to have one other passenger. Explaining to the officer that she was the only one who did not have even one sip of alcohol, the taxis were over run because of new strict laws scaring people not to risk losing the right to drive, and as a result was the only means for anyone to get home, so as such was driving the entire party home, even though she was by "law" not suppose to have anymore than one passenger. The officer at the time understood the significance and waved them through. Upon returning to get more party goers home, once again having to go through the RCMP road check, this time two different officers were attending, not knowing the circumstances, took one look at the N on the back of the car, and counting the heads in the car, stopped the car and without consideration at all for the circumstances gave a smart remark of "your record is screwed now" knowing that the slightest infraction under the code requires suspension of new drivers license who are under strict probation to follow the "law". The insensitivity of the officers was defended by the supervisors who stated "insurance requires, if they had gotten into an accident we're liable" ...you see no commonsense, no honor, two people had to get out and walk home in the middle of winter, maybe even drunk, who would be liable if a drunk fell in a ditch and froze to death after being forced to walk home?
Renaissance:~ "De hominis dignitate"
(Oration on the Dignity of Man, 1486) which consists of a series of theses on philosophy, natural thought, faith and magic defended against any opponent on the grounds of reason.
The Air We Breathe:
You've all heard that saying, "you are what you eat", well it is equally true for what you breathe as well. Of those of us who have been around for at least a few decades, we remember bright blue sky's as children, today I have had to make it a habit to watch the sky and air because I have to watch for my son not to have a major asthma attack. Besides having to watch local pollution, I have taken to watching through media, pollution coverage all over the world. One thing is common, no more blue sky's, instead it has been replaced by gray soup. Air that use to be clear and clean is now blue and chokes at your lungs...some people can't breath hardly at all, increasingly more infants now born not able to breath. What effect does this have on all living things within the environment that forced to breathe toxins?
However to the unsuspecting people it is considered normal because it has been incrementally getting worse, blue sky slowly fading, giving way to gray, for so many years now...first the odd day, then the odd week, then seasonal, now 24/7/365. Kamloops particularly has gotten so bad, that often you can smell and even taste the pollution, so thick it often fills up whole valleys, or blocks out mountains on the horizon. Air is blue and gray for the majority of the year, yet the wise guys at Interior Health rely on one machine located deep in a valley bottom. One Machine to tell them on a scale of 1 to 10 how bad it thinks the air is in that specific location. The machine and technology is so out dated it may as well came from the stone age as it only measures particulates 2.5 to .10 (may as well be measuring golf balls for all the good it does), while the rest of the world measures .025, (1/4) similar to you going to a grocery store to purchase 1lb of produce, but the scale measured in tons, or the police who were meant to protect us, only protected us from shop lifters while ignoring the murders, and rapists.
Hear In Kamloops Mayor and council has been vigilant against individual private citizens, banning all back yard fires with out any referendum, banning smoking in public places such as buss stops and parks,banned out door wood or pellet boilers with out instigating emission standards, and looked several times at banning woodstoves for residential use regardless of how many people can't afford corporate costs of heating their homes. Then the ignorant bastards grant corporation after corporation rights to pollute based on some bullshit the MOE call "best available technology" which means nothing....if one pollutes they all get to pollute so they use this as their excuse.
In the last couple of months mayor and council approved Domtars application to extend its permit to pollute much more in the future, allowing them to spew even more in the low lying areas for the next five years minimum....and in a couple of years, Domtar will ask for another extension...currently they are on their third extension in the last 10 years.
Mayor and council also approved another corporation, Firemaster, to build a pellet mill in the east part of Kamloops, the questioning of locating another mill close to city center was not their concern as promises were made by Ralph "the Mouth" Adams from Ministry of Environment Morons.
They were about to approve another corporation, a corporation that intends to incinerate railway ties in the center of the city. If not for the foresight of a local grassroots activist group who paid to have a professor come to town, along with 150 protestors, were able to convince council to NOT approve the incinerator. Professor Paul Connett from NewYork, who has some experience and knows the facts of railway tie incinerators did a presentation to council, educating them in the science of nano toxin, the poisons that you can't see.
HOW I LOST MY FAITH IN MOE:
You may think of me as being to harsh on poor Ralphy boy and MOE...at first glance it would appear, I use to give them the benefit of doubt too....until I had a meeting with Ralph. He enlighten me on the ins and outs of MOE and the legal accountability of MOE and the corporations they govern. Every thing they do, they look at it from a legal point...if they can get away with something they will until some one stops them or changes are made to the legal system...like a court battle over throwing them. He gave me an example, the mill fire that happened on the Indian reserve back in 07, the owner was found by a court to be liable and was fined a measly $50 000. ( I say measly $50 000 because private citizens can face $100 000) The thing was that the person who owned the corporation did not have to pay the fine and still has not to this day, apparently he can change his corporation name and continue to operate some where else in BC, practically with MOE's blessing. " we can't force them" says Ralphy.
I asked him how MOE lets corporations pollute to which his reply was "best available technology, they have the right, if one company is allowed to pollute we have to let them all pollute. We don't have the mandate or enough agents to police them all so we don't even bother unless there are complaints". To which my jaw dropped and my emotions started to loose faith, how can a government agency that citizens put faith in to protect us be so FUBAR ??
My meeting with Ralph and MOE was back in 07 when I was doing research for "airburners", machines that burns waste wood five times faster than slash burning with out any smoke or particulates. This was also when pine beetle was overwhelming the forests around the city, city union was slash burning to beat crazy making the air thick with blue smoke. I later did a presentation to mayor and council to try and get the city to clean up the air quality as we had to make several trips to emergency that year due to asthma attacks. Parks and rec director McDorckle insisted we couldn't afford to clean up the air. I was looking for backing on the technology from the MOE, ( that was the main reason for my meeting with Ralph) but to my surprise Ralph was totally against the machines...my jaw dropped a second time, (I'm surprised I didn't fracture my jaw)...how could the heads of MOE in charge of our region not support the technology of a machine that cold burn wood much faster with zero emissions??? ...and this is how I lost my faith in MOE :(
I then scheduled a meeting with Interior Health head honcho, Ken Christian, to see what Interior Health 's view was.
I asked him what Interior Health is responsible for, to which his reply was all the food out lets, grocery stores, venues, air and water quality, hospital and seniors housing, commercial discharge into both air and water....the list seem to go on and on. Interior Health's regional office located in Kamloops is responsible for the whole Thompson valley region, the scary thing is there is only something like 100 inspectors including himself, and he sits on his ass most of the time in the office doing double duty collecting two pay checks as a school trustee.
I was getting the impression that the Provincial government is spending as little as possible on Interior Health, for instance the building its self is a portable trailer, located behind some buildings with paid parking. MOE is the opposite, they have an apartment size beautiful building with 50 parking spaces. It crossed my mind that the government needs MOE to push through corporate business deals for the politicians....come to think of it, MOE has been defending corporations at every public meeting.
I am starting to wonder about Interior Health being on the side of the corporations too, recently they supported a unproven railway tie incinerator from a corporation. There's a major concern, evidence shows nano toxins, (poison) will be released into the air. “Overall it’s a relatively small discharge,” Christian said. However Christian himself, nor the IHA haven't any experts to base their claims on...only speculation....they "think" every thing will be fine.
One of the alarms raised by Professor Connett, an environmental chemistry professor expert from New York State, was potential for dioxins and furans, long lasting, cancer-causing residuals that he said will be created through gasification of creosote soaked ties. Professor Connett gave overwhelming evidence and facts of railway tie incinerators emitting dioxins, nano toxins so small current MOE doesn't measure them. the smallest MOE measures is .10...nano toxins are .025 and smaller going straight into the blood stream of every living thing that breaths...including the plants and animals we consume.
Fact is railway ties should not be incinerated ANY WHERE on the face of the planet! The best thing to do with them is burry them in a dry desert where no moisture can penetrate it causing toxins to leach into the water table or soil base.
Railway ties coated in creosote should not be used any more period!...however they use them because they are cheep and it creates an economy in the forest industry...cement ties are used in many parts of the world and last ten times as long.
How ever MOE and IHA ignored professor Connett and the evidence, and as a result will allow a corporation to gasify several hundred thousand railway ties a year, even though one railway tie has enough poison in it to kill you.
The plain truth is our air is already over taxed with pollution, just look at the video below, this is without the pellet plant going in next spring, and obviously with out the railway incinerator as it was just approved and will also be up and running in the near future.
2010 Review: it was an interesting year as we the people battled off ACC corporation who was given full permission to grind and incinerate thousands of toxic contaminated railway ties. However grass roots organizers demanded a public meeting with the developer by holding a protest in front of city hall, and marching down to our useless MLA Terry Lake's office and threatening to toss him out on his ars if he didn't get us a public meeting; originally ACC and the government tried to get away with not having a public meeting; they were hoping to sneak the incinerator into Kamloops the way they do so many other polluters into Kamloops in a effort to boost economy numbers. So the people got their meeting; ACC owner, a flunky from Europe that is paid to paint toxic incinerators as clean and green, and defending them both is MOE Ralph "the mouth" Adams, a man collecting a paycheck paid by the taxpayer is defending the science with the quote " duh...it will pollute less than one woodstove" ONE WOODSTOVE????
As a certified woodstove salesman let me tell you the emissions of one woodstove is regulated to no more than 8grams per hour of particulate, most models today when used properly produce as little as 1-2grms hr, though advertised at 4grms hr...that includes the start up; the only time woodstoves smoke is on start up and reload. Low emissions are a result of reburn technology....compared to 100 000 000 railway ties; produce nothing but particulate when they are grinded. Then as they are burnt; the particulate on start up is measured in tons, not grams, that's not even considering the nano toxins that are released as vapor (no weight). Residential use is limited to 3-4 months a year, whereas corporation pollution if year round.
Though the people were so pissed off that all the kings men couldn't convince the people toxic crap was good for Kamloops, as a result the owner turned tail as the people demanded, but not before grinding 100 000 or so railway ties under a permit mayor Milobar insisted he knew nothing about.
The sad thing is ACC was aloud to keep it permit and transfer it down the valley, move to a low key place, bribe some bureaucrats to tell their people its a Gold mine when in reality; railway ties are cancer and disease weighting to happen and its a sell out for a few bucks :(
And of course what would KBS be without the usual BS;