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The Smokeless Gun of Flagrant Election Fixing

Without a Trace: The Smokeless Gun of Flagrant Election Fixing
by Chris Floyd     
The idea of "victimless crimes" has been around for a long time, but the ultra-modern 21st century has given us a bold new concept: perpetratorless crimes.

This is by now a familiar dynamic: Outright, undeniable crimes are committed, often very heinous ones -- mass murder, military aggression, torture, vast financial corruption and fraud, warrantless spying, egregious violations of the Constitution -- but somehow, no one is actually responsible for them. They just sort of, you know, happened, all by themselves.

The most we can possibly do about these crimes is to conduct a non-binding "investigation" -- preferably by a committee of "serious" Establishment figures -- who will then offer suggestions on how to avoid such unseemly situations in the future. 
 
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Stephen Harper Wants Your Vote (enough to try steal it?)

Stephen Harper Wants Your Vote (enough to try steal it?)
by C. L. Cook
In 2006, Stephen Harper's Conservatives brought in Bill C-31, an instrument designed, among other things, to making democracy more safe for...Stephen Harper's Conservatives.
 
Taking a page from Karl Rove's electioneering playbook, the Conservatives adopted provisions of the notorious Help America Vote Act (HAVA) that make voting more difficult for people not generally found among the conservative voting base of either America or Canada: the poor, indigent, seniors living in care facilities, immigrants, and young, first-time voters.
 
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Harper Fiddles While Canadian Pension Plan Bleeds Billions

CPP Loss at $25 Billion
by David Schreck
It will be February before we know how much the Canada Pension Plan recently lost on the stock market, but a fair guess is $25 billion disappeared between the end of the first quarter on June 30th and October 8th.
 
Canadian Prime Minister and Calgary School-trained economist advises: "Buy stock."
 
On June 30th the CPP had $127.7 billion in assets, $79.2 billion of which was in equities. On June 30th the TSX composite index was 14,467; on October 8th it was 10,056, a drop of 30.5%.
 
Of course, CPP's third quarter doesn't end until December 31st, so it will be February before we see a report to the end of the third quarter. We can all hope that the index is above 10,056 by then, but it could be even lower.
 
What is happening to the CPP is also happening to pension plans, RRSPs, RRIPs and investment accounts. That is why it is irresponsible for Prime Minister Harper to dismiss the stock market as something that always goes up and down, and to say that it probably presents good buying opportunities today. Mr. Harper isn't showing the kind of empathy that Canadians expect and deserve.
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The Temper Mental Mr. McCain

The Temper Mental Mr. McCain 
by Brave New Films 
 
 
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Pushback: ICE Immigration Raids Meet Resistance

ICE Raids on Immigrants Meet Quick Resistance
by Monica Hill
Has La Migra gone berserk! Renamed Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, it is on the warpath, terrorizing as many immigrant workers and their families as possible. Why?
 
Stop the Checkpoint march Sept. 20, 2008 in Port Angeles, WA.
 
 
They are not terrorists or human traffickers. They are workers. U.S. Congress and companies want to force immigrants into guest-worker programs where they become “guests” in the U.S. and are entirely dependent upon their employer.

Raids and roadblocks are exploding everywhere, especially in small towns where there are fewer people to raise the alarm and counter-organize. But outraged community activists, unions and civil liberty groups are putting the federal government’s feet to the fire anyway. Here are just a few of the stories.
 
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Fish Farm Domino Effect: Salmon Stock Collapse Threatens B.C. Coastal Ecosystems

Video on Collapse of Salmon From Fish Farms, Glendale Grizzlies
In the Absence of Salmon
by Save Our Rivers Society
SORS is pleased to present a new film by POWERPLAY producer Damien Gillis, teaming with Save Our Rivers official spokesperson and longtime wild salmon advocate Rafe Mair.
 
The film, "Glendale Grizzlies: In the Absence of Salmon" is a preview of a forthcoming series, S.O.S.: The State of Our Salmon, that will discuss the importance of salmon for our environment, economy, and cultures - as well as examining historic impacts on our wild salmon, culminating in fish farm devastation on the coast, and new threats on the horizon, including the pine beetle and private river power projects on potentially hundreds of our rivers and streams. 
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Attack of the Attackers
by Mickey Z.
I've given some talks this year...talks that could accurately be described as "challenging" to those not part of a minute militant minority (see below link).
 
One of the most predictable responses from the more mainstream of my listeners—whether during Q&A or in follow-up conversations and e-mails—is that some audience members feel attacked (by yours truly) for their lifestyle.

 
Attacked?


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War Hitting the Wall

The Iraq war hits Wall Street
At almost $1 trillion, and counting, the Wall Street bailout will cost taxpayers as much as the Iraq war.
 
 
 
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As Economic War Threatens, It's Time to Fight Back

The Edge of the ABYSS: As Economic War Threatens, It's Time to Fight Back
by Danny Schechter
The other day as I was out promoting my book Plunder with a talk at a New York bookstore on the day the market dropped precipitously. It was a day that I led my blog with a quote from financial analyst fearing we are on the edge of the abyss.

I was introduced by Steve Fraser, a scholar,  who wrote a major study on Wall Street and the American dream. As we chatted, I asked if he had expected the intensity of the crisis we are now experiencing.

“Yes,” he said,  “I always knew this was possible, even likely but I am in a state of shock by the severity and seriousness of the crash. Honestly, I thought they would avoid it.”
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Afghanistan: Vet Claims Canada Using White Phosphorus as Weapon

Afghanistan: 'Vet' Claims Canada Using White Phosphorus as Weapon
by C. L. Cook
In a letter to the editor of the Toronto Star newspaper, Corporal Paul Demetrick, a man claiming to be a Canadian veteran in the reserves, charged Canadian Forces with using White Phosphorus munitions as a weapon against "enemy-occupied" vineyards in Afghanistan.
 
Whiskey Pete, as it's colloquially known in the U.S. military, has such a gruesome impact on human physiology, (some of those horrors famously recorded during and after the second Battle of Falluja in 2005) its use is "restricted" to "illumination" and providing "smokescreen" cover for troops.
 
In Falluja, the U.S. military finally admitted it had deployed White Phoshorus into the city with predictable effect to the population there.  
 
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Harper Dodging Investigation with Election Call?

Harper Dodging Investigation with Election Call?
by C. L. Cook
After the 2006 Canadian election, the head of the emerging minority government, prime minister Stephen Harper did something unprecedented. Bucking the tradition begun in England's parliamentary democracy and adopted at Canada's confederation in 1867, Harper changed the way elections are called, dictating Canada would now move to a system of fixed election dates similar to that used in the republic of the United States of America.
 
Until then, calling an election was at the discretion of the prime minister, within a maximum five year term. That is, the election call is the PM's prerogative in the case of a majority government, wherein the ruling party has a clear majority of seats and votes in the House of Commons, something Harper has yet to experience; or, in the case of Harper's minority Conservatives a vote of no, or non-confidence can force an election should the House reject the government's continuance.

Stephen Harper tried mightily in 2008 to force just such a vote; tabling legislation that clearly went against the policy grain of the official opposition Liberals. Harper even took to the airwaves, taunting Liberal leader, Stephane Dion and daring him to bring down the government. Dion refused to take the bait.
 
Why Harper would want to bring down his own government, if he really did want it, is an open question.
 
 
Update: A forensic audio expert reports  the tapes corroborating the late MP Chuck Cadman's contention Stephen Harper's Conservatives made an improper overture to the independent for his vote in a non-confidence vote against the then governing Liberal party undoctored.
 
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