‘Oak Bay democracy can still be clean, easy and free’, says Gregory Hartnell; ‘Rockland Outsider’ didn’t spend a cent on paperless sign-free Campaign for Oak Bay Liberty

I am pleased to report something that I am sure that all my cousins the Turnbulls, and all my long-dead Glaswegian ancestors on my mother’s side, would certainly appreciate.

I didn’t spend a red cent, not one devalued Canadian penny, not one single unit of the Bankster’s fiat currency in spreading the bulletproof ideas of Liberty to the good people of Oak Bay in last week’s election.

I analysed the basics of Dr. Ron Paul’s erudition and wisdom, integrating the most applicable economic principles into my own non partisan ten point plan for Oak Bay economic recovery, incorporating Austrian School of Economics ideas as I understand them from studying Dr. Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty.

So it is quite possible to come from Victoria with a commendation and a warning, to stand for election in a neighbouring jurisdiction, to spread timeless revolutionary anti-corporatist ideas, to not spend a cent, and to have about 569 souls vote for those sorts of pro-Life, pro-Liberty, pro low tax ideas.

Thanks to all my Pro-Life, Pro-Liberty, Pro-Peace, Pro-Market, Pro-Sound Money Concerned Citizens and other new friends in Oak Bay.

Remember folks, this campaign was essentially a one man operation, run by face to face contact with Oak Bay residents, telephone calls, emails and blogs.

Imagine what you can do with a gang of peaceful Liberty revolutionaries who are more computer savvy than your humble servant, and not hung up on Scottish frugality.

I didn’t use any so-called social media at all.

No facebook ‘friends’, no myspace, no linkedin, no twittering…

NADA de estas cosas estupidas!

MUCHAS GRACIAS, AMIGOS!

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell

‘Goyo de la Rosa’

CCC

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HARTNELL’S OAK BAY TAX LIBERTY PLAN: “I will honour existing contracts between Oak Bay and the unions, but will not raise residential or commercial property taxes in the first year of the term, nor will I raise the tax rate at the expense of the residential sector, but will maintain a fair balance in the ratio between the two sectors.” Point #2 of ‘Rockland Outsider’ Gregory Hartnell’s 10 point Oak Bay Campaign for Tax Liberty

Gregory Hartnell’s new 10 point, 3 year Oak Bay Recovery Plan: independent non-partisan fiscal conservative PRO-LIFE candidate for Oak Bay Council wants to shrink borrowing, government, hiring, spending, residential and commercial property taxes.

OCTOBER 12, 2011 BY 

Gregory Hartnell
Gregory Hartnell, PRO-LIFE Artist-Historian
President, Concerned Citizens’ Coalition
1357 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada, V8S 1V7
Tel. 250 382 97 67
Official Campaign Website:
GREGORY PAUL MICHAEL HARTNELL:
gregoryhartnell.wordpress.com
Email: gregoryhartnell@yahoo.ca
I am pleased to announce that I am standing as an independent non-partisan candidate for Oak Bay Council in the November 19 election.
SHEILA MARY MARGARET HARTNELL (NEE TURNBULL)
HOLDING GREGORY PAUL HARTNELL
I was born in Victoria in Saint Joseph’s Hospital on October 24, 1952, am a Canadian citizen, have no party membership, nor membership in any Globalist organizations, and have lived in Greater Victoria most of my life, including addresses on Milton, Yale, Hampshire and Beach Drive in beautiful Oak Bay.
Inspired by Dr. Ron Paul, American Presidential Candidate for 2012, I am primarily a small government advocate, emphasizing the need for radically lower residential and commercial property taxes.
Here is my 10 point plan of Tax Liberty, Economic Recovery and Restoration of Accountability for Oak Bay:
1. I will not vote to give myself a raise in salary in the three year term, but will donate the entirety of my three year salary to Victoria Hospice.
2. I will honour existing contracts between Oak Bay and the unions, but will not raise residential or commercial property taxes in the first year of the term, nor will I raise the tax rate at the expense of the residential sector, but will maintain a fair balance in the ratio between the two sectors.
3. I will look at the best ways to repeat the contract-honouring, tax-cutting restraint programme each subsequent year of the term, guided by principles of prudent fiscal justice for the greater good of the economy of Oak Bay, not pandering to special interest groups of the right or the left.
4. I am opposed to the grandiose sewage and LRT plans of the non-elected, non-accountable CRD; I favour free bus passes for the disabled, homeless and poor, and look for science-based marine-based sewage and storm drain solutions as advocated by Responsible Sewage Treatment Victoria.
5. I will not vote for any new hiring, and will not vote to expand any bureaucratic spending in any department of Oak Bay, including police, in the three year term.
6. I will stop all salary raises for management for the whole three year term, and will actually work to reduce their present salaries.
7. I am in favour of a legally binding ‘chem trail’ geo-engineering ban in Oak Bay, leading to a similar ban with legal force in the whole CRD.
8. I support the current Council in their opposition to so-called ‘smart meters’, will vote to stop further installation of these radiation-emitting devices in Oak Bay, favouring instead removal of wireless meters, and installation of non-radiating wired meters, if there is no other way to avoid the smart grid mania.
9. I favour a four storey height restriction for all new building proposals, including the controversial Garry Oak Village proposal of Baptist Housing.
10. All development approvals in Oak Bay should be subject to a prudent development approval process, including bona fide loan guarantees to protect the District of Oak Bay from improperly financed applications, to avoid a repeat of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel fiasco.
Further information about my Campaign for Tax Liberty in Oak Bay is found at the link below, or at my official campaign weblog:
GREGORY PAUL MICHAEL HARTNELL (formerly ‘Concerned Citizens’ Coalition Weblog’), gregoryhartnell.wordpress.com.
Although I am still President of the Concerned Citizens’ Coalition, the CCC does not formally endorse my campaign, which is strictly independent.
I am a completely independent candidate, and receive no support from any bank, corporation, political party, union, or any other electors’ organization of any kind.
THE YOUNG SCHOLAR AT SAINT ANNE’S, CIRCA 1957 – 1958
On November 19, 2011
Please Vote:
Gregory Hartnell
for Oak Bay Council
PEACE

Gordon Chang on ‘the inevitable harbingers of a coming collapse in China due to excessive stimulus policies the government undertook starting in 2009.’ … chrismartenson.com via zerohedge.com

The Reasons For China’s Imminent Bust

The Coming Collapse of China

Guest Post via ChrisMartenson.com

The global dominant narrative about China is wrong, claims Gordon Chang. Don’t expect it to be the ‘pocketbook of last resort’ that will rescue world markets from their current malaise.

And don’t expect its remarkable economic growth to continue. In fact, expect a “hard landing” for China – and soon.

Forbes.com columnist and international lawyer Gordon Chang has spent much of his time since the early 1980s working and living in China. His primary knowledge of the country and his relationships there give him a superior understanding to how its economy is actually faring than many analysts based in the West. And what he sees today doesn’t inspire confidence.

We are seeing the first real signs of slowdown in China’s economic growth looking at the year-over-year numbers for the past several months. Car sales have decreased nearly 5% since last year, and property values are beginning to plummet in key markets (30% in October alone in Shanghai).

Gordon sees these as the inevitable harbingers of a coming collapse in China due to excessive stimulus policies the government undertook starting in 2009. The bubbles and malinvestment created by this stimulus have not been addressed, and increasing weakness and transitions inside the political system are making it less likely they will be before market forces intervene.

On The Repercussions of Excessive Stimulus

Inefficiency eventually catches up with every economy. They have a semi-closed system so that they are not necessarily subject to the principles of economics in the same way that we are, but they can only delay the inevitable. They cannot prevent it entirely, and that is really going to be their problem. Because they have done a lot which just does not make economic sense. I mean it might make sense in terms of rapid buildup of an economy, but they have to pay a price. And they have not paid their price yet.

The one thing that people say is “These Chinese leaders are so great at economic management because they got through 2008-2009 and they had enormous double-digit growth while the rest of us were suffering.” Well yes, they did that but they did that at great cost.

And so for instance in 2009, the first full year of their stimulus plan, they dumped something like $1.1 trillion into a then $4.3 trillion economy. And so did they create growth? Yes, they did, but they also created a stock market bubble, a property market bubble, and inflation. And they have yet to deal with the property market and the inflation problems. Those are dislocations that they do not have the answers to. I would rather have our economic problems than theirs any day of the week.

 On Growing Political & Social Instability

Starting at the end of next year, the Communist party is going to change the officers of their Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of political power in China. We are going to have a new General Party Secretary. And then in the early part of 2013, the government officers change. And sometime after that, the all-important Central Military Commission has a revamp of membership. And so at this time of political transition, the important economic decisions are not being made. But it is even worse than that, because corruption indeed is engulfing the political system. It is causing so much friction in society. The Communist Party is not able to mediate conflict and its only answer is to increase coercion.

And that is why you have survey after survey of the rich and the super-rich, they talk about leaving China. It is not the poor who are going, which we have seen in many waves throughout the last couple hundred years, now the rich are thinking of getting out. They are getting passports, they are putting their families offshore, and this is of concern because this is a leading indicator.

If you go about 25 miles south of where I live, and go to Princeton, New Jersey, you will see a lot of beautiful homes. I mean, they are all paid for, they have got a wife there, they have kids, and they have one or two Mercedes in the driveway. It is the perfect American family, except one thing is missing, and that is Dad. Dad is a senior official in Beijing and he is stealing as much money as he can. And at maybe not the first sign of trouble, but perhaps the second sign of trouble, he is on the United flight to New York, because he is not going to stay to defend a regime that is shaking. And that is one of the reasons why I think we have to be concerned about the way the Chinese economy is going, because the Chinese rich are starting to see the signs and are beginning to bail out.

We are talking about the people who have benefited the most from this system. And they can see the problems at the top of society. We have now a weak General Party Secretary, Hu Jintao, and he is going to be followed by probably by someone who is just as weak, especially in his beginning years, Xi Jinping. This is a political system that will not be able to make the decisions and to implement them that everyone knows have to be made. And that is why, for instance, we have not seen much in the way of reform over the last five years. In fact, we have seen a reversal of reform. And most of the conditions that have given rise to China’s extraordinary growth either no longer exist or are disappearing fast. And so this is an economy in trouble.

On The Popping of China’s Real-Esate Bubble

There was just too much money in the economy and so people then poured money into apartments. And China has gone on a tear building ghost cities and all the rest of it. And now the progression that you talked about — skyrocketing prices and then stable prices, selling volume, and then property price declines — is what we are seeing in China.

In October, last month, prices in places like Shanghai declined 30%, as we saw developers start to offer these enormous discounts. And by the way, these discounts were so big that people who bought at earlier stages in these same developments, where these discounts were being offered have now taken to the streets complaining if you are giving 30% discounts to these other guys, then give it to me as well. And so we have not got a little bit of social unrest because of falling property prices.

In Wenzhou, which is in prosperous Zhejiang Province, which was perhaps the most prosperous province up to about a year ago, developers are, one developer is now offering BMWs to the first 150 buyers of apartments. And this is just a sign that property prices have not only softened, but they are starting to fall quickly.

You know, every market has to go to equilibrium. There are too many apartments in China and not enough buyers and occupiers. And it was going to go to equilibrium in some fashion. What is really surprising observers is that the rapidity at which we see this move to equilibrium. Last year there were, in about I guess it was April or May, the state grid in China reported there were 64.5 million apartments that showed no electricity usage for six consecutive months. That is enough housing for 200 million people, but yet Beijing was decreeing the building of 30 to 50 million more apartment units….

But at the end of the day, there has got to be a correction. And what goes up fast comes down fast. And what we are seeing is the down phase. The only issue is whether Beijing can stop the down phase by administrative measures. But so far the Chinese leaders, Premier Wen Jiabao, last Sunday said “nope, we are going to stay with these tightening measures.” And that has really created great pessimism in the Chinese property market…

And so really what we have is a government now that is really trying to bring the property market down. And of course it wants to do so gradually, you know, orderly. But as you say, it is a bubble, there is a pin and the problem is that Chinese leaders cannot manage the process of bringing the property market down to equilibrium….

When China’s elite analysts start talking about prices being 50% of where they are this year that means that they are probably privately thinking that no, prices will not halve: they might go down even further than that. And that is really a problem because that mentality, once it gets embedded in people’s minds in China really means that, Chinese leaders then have very few tools in which to prop up the property market.

Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Gordon Chang (runtime 40m:55s):

[A LINK CAN ALSO BE FOUND IN THE COMMENTS]

Rockland Outsider’s Oak Bay Low Tax Pro-Liberty Recovery Plan 2011: ‘I will not vote to give myself a raise in salary in the three year term, but will donate the entirety of my three year salary to Victoria Hospice….Point No. 1 of Gregory Hartnell’s Oak Bay Tax Liberty 10 point plan

Gregory Hartnell’s new 10 point, 3 year Oak Bay Recovery Plan: independent non-partisan fiscal conservative PRO-LIFE candidate for Oak Bay Council wants to shrink borrowing, government, hiring, spending, residential and commercial property taxes.

OCTOBER 12, 2011 BY 

Gregory Hartnell
Gregory Hartnell, PRO-LIFE Artist-Historian
President, Concerned Citizens’ Coalition
1357 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada, V8S 1V7
Tel. 250 382 97 67
Official Campaign Website:
GREGORY PAUL MICHAEL HARTNELL:
gregoryhartnell.wordpress.com
Email: gregoryhartnell@yahoo.ca
I am pleased to announce that I am standing as an independent non-partisan candidate for Oak Bay Council in the November 19 election.
SHEILA MARY MARGARET HARTNELL (NEE TURNBULL)
HOLDING GREGORY PAUL HARTNELL
I was born in Victoria in Saint Joseph’s Hospital on October 24, 1952, am a Canadian citizen, have no party membership, nor membership in any Globalist organizations, and have lived in Greater Victoria most of my life, including addresses on Milton, Yale, Hampshire and Beach Drive in beautiful Oak Bay.
Inspired by Dr. Ron Paul, American Presidential Candidate for 2012, I am primarily a small government advocate, emphasizing the need for radically lower residential and commercial property taxes.
Here is my 10 point plan of Tax Liberty, Economic Recovery and Restoration of Accountability for Oak Bay:
1. I will not vote to give myself a raise in salary in the three year term, but will donate the entirety of my three year salary to Victoria Hospice.
2. I will honour existing contracts between Oak Bay and the unions, but will not raise residential or commercial property taxes in the first year of the term, nor will I raise the tax rate at the expense of the residential sector, but will maintain a fair balance in the ratio between the two sectors.
3. I will look at the best ways to repeat the contract-honouring, tax-cutting restraint programme each subsequent year of the term, guided by principles of prudent fiscal justice for the greater good of the economy of Oak Bay, not pandering to special interest groups of the right or the left.
4. I am opposed to the grandiose sewage and LRT plans of the non-elected, non-accountable CRD; I favour free bus passes for the disabled, homeless and poor, and look for science-based marine-based sewage and storm drain solutions as advocated by Responsible Sewage Treatment Victoria.
5. I will not vote for any new hiring, and will not vote to expand any bureaucratic spending in any department of Oak Bay, including police, in the three year term.
6. I will stop all salary raises for management for the whole three year term, and will actually work to reduce their present salaries.
7. I am in favour of a legally binding ‘chem trail’ geo-engineering ban in Oak Bay, leading to a similar ban with legal force in the whole CRD.
8. I support the current Council in their opposition to so-called ‘smart meters’, will vote to stop further installation of these radiation-emitting devices in Oak Bay, favouring instead removal of wireless meters, and installation of non-radiating wired meters, if there is no other way to avoid the smart grid mania.
9. I favour a four storey height restriction for all new building proposals, including the controversial Garry Oak Village proposal of Baptist Housing.
10. All development approvals in Oak Bay should be subject to a prudent development approval process, including bona fide loan guarantees to protect the District of Oak Bay from improperly financed applications, to avoid a repeat of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel fiasco.
Further information about my Campaign for Tax Liberty in Oak Bay is found at the link below, or at my official campaign weblog:
GREGORY PAUL MICHAEL HARTNELL (formerly ‘Concerned Citizens’ Coalition Weblog’), gregoryhartnell.wordpress.com.
Although I am still President of the Concerned Citizens’ Coalition, the CCC does not formally endorse my campaign, which is strictly independent.
I am a completely independent candidate, and receive no support from any bank, corporation, political party, union, or any other electors’ organization of any kind.
THE YOUNG SCHOLAR AT SAINT ANNE’S, CIRCA 1957 – 1958
On November 19, 2011
Please Vote:
Gregory Hartnell
for Oak Bay Council
PEACE

VICTORIA ELECTION 2011: Gregory Hartnell’s final critical political analysis, with a handful of tepid endorsements… Union contracts ratified by City of Victoria during 2011 Election Campaign: 2% per year, for next three years; CRD water bills going up… as we head into a Globalist-designed Depression …

Instead of doing the decent thing, which would have been to inform the Victoria electorate as to the current status of the contract talks prior to the writ being dropped (and then suspend them pending the outcome of the election), thus making the negociations with the unions a campaign issue, the City of Victoria, under Globalist Socialist Mayor Dean Fortin, cut a deal with them behind closed doors, and then announced that finalized deal… right in the middle of the 2011 Election campaign!

That seemed to make the new three year contract seem like a fait accompli, something that was a ‘done deal’ and which therefor could not now be mulled over by the good people of Victoria.

It was a sneaky end run around any truly fiscal conservative candidates (if there are any) who might have wanted to make the issue hot in the campaign.

These latter individuals and all the rest of us for that matter were deliberately kept out of the loop by the secrecy of the City of Victoria’s contract negociations with the public sector unions.

To increase public participation in these municipal elections in Victoria (and not further aggravate cynicism and non-participation), there must be a better way to protect the fragile public interest.

First step would be to encourage more public participation by making it easier for people to vote, by scheduling elections in a more temperate time of year, and not now, when we have snow and ice on the streets.

That would be an assertion of civic autonomy that would allow the City of Victoria to schedule elections outside of the provincially-mandated election dates.

Another good reform would be to bring in a bylaw which would ensure that the campaign dates of the Victoria election would always happen before ratification of any contracts whether with unions or management, so that the negociations and their outcome always become an issue which the people could weigh prior to endorsing and voting for candidates that would take various different positions on them.

No one wants to say that they would nullify contracts with the unions that have just been signed, so all the talk about ‘accountability’ seems meaningless at this point.

Now, I don’t believe for one minute that Victoria Mayoral Candidate and Open Victoria leader Paul Brown and his personality cultists are actually advancing a ‘fiscal conservative’ agenda, notwithstanding the fact that our best former fiscal conservative Mayor Peter Pollen just endorsed Mr. Brown, thus inadvertently giving that false impression.

Mr. Brown’s campaign language is very ambiguous sophisticated technocratese and could be construed as being fiscally prudent by non-discerning listeners or readers, but let’s not forget that he is just as likely to refer to a fictive $500,000,000 ‘infrastructure deficit’ pushed by the City of Victoria’s Planning Department bureaucrats as does his wildly ambitious stimulus-addicted counterpart.

Should Mr. Pollen’s endorsement of him hold any sway, and Mr. Brown slide into power representing the corporatist interests of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, it would only be because Steve Filipovic dug into Dino’s left wing monopoly sufficiently to effectively cancel himself and Dino out, thus allowing the mysterious Mr. Brown to win with a minority of eligible Victoria voters exercising the franchise.

The analogy at the federal level is how the so-called ‘Conservatives’ moved to the centre to co-opt right wing Liberal policies, and the NDP moved to the centre to take down the left wing of that now moribund and once great Canadian party.

That strategy by the late leader of the Globalist NDP meant that the ‘Canadian Liberals’ are now reduced to a laughing stock, and the Globalist Socialists are now dominated by complacent part-time Quebecois separatists.

The unprincipled Globalist ‘Tories’ have now become the Banksters’ ‘Canadian’ party that likes to do business with the Commies in China, a position that the sold-out Globalist ‘Liberals’ once monopolized, and they are about to give lip service once again to the junk science of ‘climate change’ in yet another wasteful international conference.

Just like the Death Culture Liberals before them, the Globalist Tories are happy to abort untold hundreds of thousands of Canadian babies every year (most of them girls, as in India and China), and yet they continue Liberal immigration policies that import 250,000 new immigrants into this multi-culti country every year… but I digress.

My main point here is to emphasize that what is left of decadent Globalist ‘Democracy’ is seriously endangered all around the world these days, with Italy and Greece prime examples of how Bankster technocrats who pretend that they are not politicians come in to supposedly save the people from out-of-control Globalist Fascist or Globalist Socialist regimes.

No-one should be surprised when strange characters like Mr. Brown come out of nowhere with grandiose regionalist plans to supposedly save us from ourselves.

Are we about to see a coup of the Bankster technocrats in Victoria?

I hate to use relativistic arguments, and may the Lord forgive me if I lead anyone astray, but I can’t take Mr. Brown seriously.

Ditto for Dino and his so-called ‘team’.

I have already given a somewhat tepid endorsement for Steve Filipovic and I now wonder if that was wise?

I have to admit that I am frankly alarmed at his list of preferred candidates as published on page 9 of the November 17 number of Monday Mag.

Read it and weep, my friends:

Monday Mag: What is the one thing the voting public does not know about you yet?

Steve Filipovic: My top eight councillors list:

Ben Isitt, for being the working man’s hero,

Rose Henry, for advocating for the well being of all people,

Lisa Helps, for getting great things done,

Shellie Gudgeon, I have heard so many terrific things,

John Turner, committed, creative and resourceful,

Linda McGrew, excitingly entrepreneurial and forward-thinking,

Philippe Lucas, for how he stands on the issues and,

 last but by no means least,

Geoff Young, for his genuine integrity and sensible perspective.

My Dream Council: help me make it come true.

For a man who positions himself with the Occupiers (‘Occupy City Hall’ say his modified old Green Party signs), Victoria Mayoral Candidate Steve Filipovic‘s Dream Council list is a motley crew, with a trio of Establishment characters (former Globalist NDP Victoria Mayoral Candidate ‘harm reductionist’ Ben Isitt, Globalist Green Party ‘harm reductionist’ Philippe Lucas, and CRD arch-bioregionalist ‘climate change’ fanatic Geoff Young, all three insider grey men of varying political orientations, the latter two incumbents), a publican ‘harm reductionist’ (Shellie Gudgeon), a racist feminist ‘harm reductionist’ (Rose Henry), an unknown newcomer ‘harm reductionist’ with a lot of purple signs (Lisa Helps), another feminist ‘harm reductionist’ in Mr. Brown’s Open Victoria slate, endorsed by the Green Party  (Linda McGrew), and an earnest communitarian utopian who is the classic underdog (John Turner).

No incumbents on the current philistine reckless spendthrift Victoria City Council should be returned.

That means that I am warning Victoria voters not to vote for the following: Marianne Alto, Chris Coleman, Dean Fortin, Lynn Hunter, Philippe Lucas, John Luton, Pamela Madoff, Charlayne Thornton-Joe, Geoff Young.

This is the most difficult Victoria election I have ever confronted, and I have very little stomach, frankly, for what is left of Decadent Democracy in Victoria.

Can I really still endorse Steve Filipovic, I keep asking myself, knowing that the perfectly weird characters in this Dream Council of his are the sort of people he wants to help him?

Yes, but only with very grave reservations.

As for Mr. Filipovic’s ‘Dream Council’, I predict that Geoff Young and Philippe Lucas will be returned (alas), and perhaps Linda McGrew (the Mandarin-speaking Open Victoria Candidate who lived in mainland China for three years) might get in to replace Sonya Chandler, the Globalist Green who abandoned politics to study in Europe.

I might just vote for John Turner too, but only because he has no real hope of being elected, and I sympathize with a person in that predicament.

Jon Valentine also falls into that well-intentioned underdog category.

He is also in favour of ‘harm reduction’ but after talking with him at Oaklands the other night, he came around to acknowledging to me that those failed programmes ‘don’t work for everyone and so other options for treatment should be available.’

That’s a move in the right direction, Jon… you are half-way to enjoying the light of Liberty, and understanding the great freedom of recovery.

I admit I have probably confused some of my faithful readers by also suggesting that Victorians should vote for Mr. Brown’s Open Victoria Candidate Sukhi Lalli, but only because he is the ultimate ‘harm reductionist’ who already has been giving addicts Methadone and needles since 1999.

Why do I think he should be elected, you may well ask?

Because he is already in a conflict of interest by making money from such nefarious Death Culture activities at his pharmacy, although he denies it, of course.

He would have to recuse himself every time these issues came up, and his insider knowledge of how the Death Culture’s eugenicist enabling system really works would be invaluable in educating people as to how their tax dollars are being wasted on bad social health policy that actually keeps addicts stuck forever in a zombified existence of complete dependency on the Globalist Province of BC’s eugenicist ‘soft kill’ programmes.

The only Open Victoria Candidate that should still be considered by prudent Victoria voters is Aaron Hall, whose common sense tells him that ‘harm reduction’ enables addicts to stay stuck in their addictions, and hence he used the word ‘abominable’ to describe these very suspect policies that the other three Open Victoria Candidates advocate.

PLEASE VOTE FOR GREGORY HARTNELL FOR OAK BAY COUNCIL

PRO-LIFE, PRO-LIBERTY, PRO-PEACE, PRO-MARKET

Pat Buchanan on Iran, Ron Paul versus War Party: ‘Are we being lied and stampeded into yet another war by the same propagandists who gave us the yellow-cake-from-Niger forgeries?’

PAT BUCHANAN ON IRAN, THE GOP AND RON PAUL

Ron Paul 2012

Pat Buchanan writes:

Is a vote for the Republican Party in 2012 a vote for war?

Is a vote for Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich a vote for yet another unfunded war of choice, this time with a nation, Iran, three times as large and populous as Iraq?

Mitt says that if elected he will move carriers into the Persian Gulf and “prepare for war.” Newt is even more hawkish. America should continue “taking out” Iran’s nuclear scientists — i.e., assassinating them — but military action will probably be needed.

Newt is talking up uber-hawk John Bolton for secretary of state…

And where is the hard evidence Iran is acquiring nukes?

The U.S. intelligence community declared in December 2007, with “high confidence,” that Iran was no longer seeking nuclear weapons. It has never rescinded that declaration.

And there is no conclusive evidence in that media-hyped report last week from the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran is for certain building nuclear weapons. Indeed, that report was exposed as the work of incompetents within hours…

Are we being lied and stampeded into yet another war by the same propagandists who gave us the yellow-cake-from-Niger forgeries?

Ahmadinejad is a lame duck with less than two years left in his term… Told that the IAEA said Iran was actively pursuing nuclear weapons, Ahmadinejad laughed: “The Iranian nation is wise. It won’t build two bombs against 20,000 (nuclear) bombs you (Americans) have.”

Does he not have a point? How would an Iranian bomb secure Iran, when Israel’s nuclear arsenal would be put on a hair trigger, and Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt would then rush to get their own bombs?

In that South Carolina debate, Ron Paul, the one person there proven right on Iraq, was given less than 90 seconds to speak.

Under the Constitution, said Paul, no president has the right to launch an unprovoked attack on Iran without congressional authorization.

Before America goes to war with Iran, let Congress, whose members are forever expressing their love for the Constitution, follow it, and vote on war with Iran.

And before we go to the polls in 2012, let’s find out if the GOP is becoming again the same old War Party that bankrupted the nation.

Dr. Ron Paul on Waco and other crimes of the state, George McGovern on abolishing DHS, TSA @ LewRockwell.com November 18, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ron Paul on Waco
And other crimes of the State. Interview by Alberto Mingardi and Carlo Stagnaro.
Abolish the TSA, and the DHS, Too
Bob Wenzel on the Democratic peace candidate against Nixon, George McGovern.
Continue To Accumulate Gold
The skyrocketing phase lies ahead, says Richard Russell.
Public Schools Ban Handwriting
Linda Taylor on literacy’s last hurrah.
Another Centralized Monster?
Jim Davies on the bankster conspiracy for a United States of Europe.
Want To Bug the Corporate State
And do yourself some good? Occupy a garden, says Jason Akers.
Can You See the Financial Gorilla in the Room?
Few people can, says Simon Black.
The Police State vs. Occupy
This is not going to end well.
Where Do We Go To Escape?
Jamie Douglas on the US’s metastasizing military-police state.
Best Bedfellows: Feds and Insiders
Talk about contagion! Bill Bonner on the whole sickening system.