Feb 162018
 

The article below is about our sovereignty.    There is so much more on the table than money CLOSELY RELATED:  About Summits. Cost, # Police, # Protesters, # Arrests  &  WHY?   Tearing up NAFTA? Please start with Chapter 11  https://ipolitics.ca/2018/02/15/tear-nafta-lets-start-chapter-11/ By Michael Harris. Canada has been sued 41 times under the investment provisions in NAFTA, […]

Feb 132018
 

The G7 Summit is in Charlevoix, Quebec, June 8-9, 2018.  https://g7.gc.ca/en/ Canada tops the list with the Toronto G20 Summit, 2010.  Canadians coughed up $1.1 billion dollars to pay for happenings in Toronto and Huntsville, June 25 to 27. Canadians are so hospitable.   Do you know how much each one of us contributed?   And we’ve […]

Jan 292018
 

Many thanks to Janet E for her continuing updates. A NAFTA tribunal held Canada liable for rejecting a bid by Bilcon (an American company) to build a gravel quarry in the ecologically sensitive coastal area of Digby Neck, N.S.  It is estimated that Canada would have to pay more than $500 million, just for protecting […]

Jan 222018
 

From Al: Please sign the petition and send Duff  $10.00. It surely is time that the Conflict of Interest and the Ethics Commission should have air tight rules and the power to enforce them and strict, large fines that will stop eliminate the present shenanigans for a long, long time. Thanks. Take care Al ================================================================================== […]

Jan 202018
 

NOTE 1:  Many of you know Joyce Nelson from her book, “Beyond Banksters“.   Put “Joyce” into the search button on this blog (upper right corner) for more of her work. NOTE 2:   2018-01-15   Input to Govt: How can the Criminal Justice system be changed to better suit Canadians?    (Thanks to Janet E for making the […]

Jan 202018
 

To maintain my calm and good nature (ha ha!),  I wrote after listening to  – – – (CBC, The House)   Montreal NAFTA talks could signal beginning of the end    (9 minutes) RELATED POSTINGS: 2017-11-01   NZ joins the trend for countries to say no to ISDS (NAFTA and other trade deals) 2017-07-28    A monster payday in […]

Jan 152018
 
2014-04-30    Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis, NY Times Magazine

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/magazine/only-one-top-banker-jail-financial-crisis.html  By JESSE EISINGER (INSERT:  Eisinger is an investigative business reporter with ProPublica. He shared a Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that led to the financial crisis.  Eisinger was interviewed in July 2017 on U.S. National Public Radio.  I posted a couple of excerpts from that interview at   […]

Dec 212017
 
2017-12-19   Green candidate Jill Stein asked to hand over documents in Russia investigation, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/19/jill-stein-trump-russia-investigation-documents Stein says she’s cooperating with investigation into Russian interference 2016 presidential hopeful attended 2015 dinner with Putin sponsored by RT Jill Stein ran against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the candidate of the Green party and received about 1% of the vote. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters The Senate intelligence committee has asked for documents […]

Dec 112017
 

The Minerva Initiative  (American Dept of Defence (DoD)). My original source of information,  an American Dept of Defence (DoD) URL, no longer valid. (for the record – http://minerva.dtic.mil/overview.html) But keep reading.  Minerva was re-branded, it has a new website.   From the old one: The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science […]

Dec 112017
 
2014-06-12  Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown,  The Guardian    (The Minerva Research Initiative, DoD funding of research in the Social Sciences at Universities)

RELATED:   The Minerva Initiative   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/12/pentagon-mass-civil-breakdown Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of “social contagions” that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS Nafeez Ahmed A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme […]