Sandra Finley

Aug 142020
 

(Organization Name) does NOT FACTOR THE ROLE OF CORRUPTION into its campaigns.

You can bleat all you want, nothing changes if corruption is not addressed. See below, a list of compelling statements by seven “thinkers of the day”. A hundred more examples could be added.

The “research” on vaccines that is done in Canadian universities and other institutions, that is “government funded” is done through public-private-partnerships, through collaboration agreements. Researchers are affected. The age-old adage applies: he who pays the piper calls the tune. If you believe it’s not the case, I’d say you are naive; read the statements by the seven thinkers, below.

I recently emailed CBC Radio, The House, unapologetic promoters of mandatory covid vaccination (you can’t call it journalism).

I will be joining those who do not sign up for a covid vaccination.
I have followed the vaccine question for at least 15 years.

It has been announced that Canada has signed up with Pfizer and Moderna. Are you afraid to ask the Minister of Public Procurement, or the medical authorities, about contracting with a company that has a decades-long public record of big-time corruption?

Let me tell ONE Pfizer story to make the point:

In 2007 the news of the criminal charges against Pfizer was little heard in western countries. It was eclipsed by a same-day scare-story about tuberculosis – – the Globe & Mail carried the latter, for example. Not the former.

(INSERT, my venting!  Manipulation of the media by the unethical (“communications specialists” / propagandists) is often done this way – bury the corporate name and the unsavory real story with a sometimes-fraudulent press release that diverts attention and sets off another round of fear-driven behavior.  Some media and their followers, irrational flocks of sheep, embrace the reassurances offered and the products – –  Without Questioning the conflicts-of-interest, the universities that are in bed with big pharma, the experts spawned in a very conflicted “educational” environment, the long-standing, well-known public record of a very corrupt and corrupt-ING industry.  The mantra trust us is for sheep and lemmings.  . . .  Continuing with the email!)

In 2009 there was an out-of-court settlement:
PFIZER TO PAY £50m ($75 million) AFTER DEATHS OF NIGERIAN CHILDREN IN DRUG TRIAL EXPERIMENT.

Out-of-court settlements come with a gag order. Convenient? But not for the public record.

The book and movie, “The Constant Gardener”, is based on what PFIZER did to the Nigerian children, during the chaos and confusion of a meningitis outbreak. Pfizer tested their new “blockbuster” drug Travon on human guinea pigs. Illegally, using trickery; deadly. In a different context it would be called manslaughter.

Pfizer is ruthless in the pursuit of money. You will know the long list of outrages brought by the pharmaceutical industry. They are now in the white-washing business, “partnering” with organizations and institutions to sanitize their image. But everyone makes money.  The public purse is generous to the courtier class.

The corruption in the vaccine (pharmaceutical) industry appears to be immune to media scrutiny.

But good news (potentially):

The earlier talk of mandatory vaccination against covid SEEMS to have lessened. I suspect polling results play a role: the numbers of people who will not comply is too high.

You may remember what happened not too long ago when the Government of New Brunswick was going forward with a mandatory vaccine schedule for children, desired by Big Pharma. When confronted by the evidence of the dangers, risks, and inefficacies involved, the Legislature did not pass the legislation.

There are very good reasons for not making a potential covid vaccination mandatory.

What we can now expect is a “communications” plan to convince Canadians of the safety and efficacy of vaccines. The “new”. The campaign is already underway.

If it doesn’t work, scare tactics will be employed. Not science.

There is plenty of good science to guide us. It is not heard because of the “unholy alliances“.

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PROBLEM:  THE (NAME of ORGANIZATION) DOES NOT FACTOR IN THE ROLE OF CORRUPTION.

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THINKERS OF THE DAY

on the UNHOLY ALLIANCES between Government (public institutions) and Industry.

The statements are applicable to public institutions in general, not just “Government”.

(1) From John Kenneth Galbraith’s “The Economics of Innocent FraudTruth for our Time“, published in 2004

“… As the corporate interest moves to power in what was the public sector, it serves, predictably, the corporate interest. That is its purpose. …One obvious result has been well-justified doubt as to the quality of much present regulatory (and educational / research) effort. There is no question but that corporate influence extends to the regulators. … Needed is independent, honest, professionally competent regulation (persons) … This last must be recognized and countered. There is no alternative to effective supervision. …”

(2) John Ralston Saul, “Health Care at the End of the Twentieth Century”, 1999

“The Panel identified… serious concerns about the undermining of the scientific basis for risk regulation in Canada due to… the conflict of interest created by giving to regulatory (and training) agencies the mandates both to promote the development of agricultural technologies and to regulate it…”

Note: the ONLY people who get a job in the regulatory agencies are those who get trained by the University.

(3)  President Dwight Eisenhower’s prescient Words of Wisdom     

(http://sandrafinley.ca/blog/?p=980 

Right down to the involvement of the university, Eisenhower predicted the road ahead. His words motivate us to find our better selves.

EXCERPT:

Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion,   the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present

  • and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite.

It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system — ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.

(4) We have Justice Krever, Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada, 1996

“Industry can’t be regulated by government – and for environmental and health reasons they must be – if that government is in bed with them.”

(5) George Soros, “Open Society [Reforming Global Capitalism]”, 2000, publisher PublicAffairs. p. xi,

“… the greatest threat to freedom and democracy in the world today comes from the formation of unholy alliances between government (insert: public institutions) and business.”

(6) Jane Jacobs’ “Systems of Survival, the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics” sets forth a framework for understanding that the system of governance will succumb to corruption if we fail to appreciate the functional roles of two separately evolved sets of ethics, one for the commercial function in a society and the other for governance (guardianship). But,

“Societies need both commercial and guardian work … the two types are prone to corruption if they stray across either their functional or moral barriers.”

(7) Mae-Wan Ho, “Genetic engineering – Dream or Nightmare?”, 1998

You may not like this one, but it rings absolutely true for the me that worked with others to open up the debate on genetically-modified organisms. There are many postings about GMOs on my blog. There is important information collected by this network, still valid today, that documents some of the propaganda used by educated people, refuted by common sense about the real world and nature, that most people would understand.

To reassure us, they lie to us, and then treat us as idiots by insisting on things we all know are untrue. Not only does this prevent a reasonable debate from taking place, but it also creates a very unhealthy relationship between citizens and their elected representatives”. (and the “intellectuals” who train the regulators)

Aug 092020
 

– July 8, 2020

bill gates

Bill Gates is regretting things left undone. Gates is sorry he hasn’t done “more to call attention to the danger” of a pandemic.” In an interview, Gates said, “I feel terrible. The whole point of talking about it was that we could take action and minimize the damage.”

For his critics, rather than minimizing the damage, Gates has done too much to set a course of action having disastrous unanticipated consequences. Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, has become a supervillain.

Since April, over 500,000 people have signed a petition at whitehouse.gov calling for an investigation of the Gates Foundation for “medical malpractice and crimes against humanity.”

Admirers of Gates blame “anti-vaccine activists and conspiracy-minded posters” for spreading “misinformation” damaging to Bill Gates’s reputation. In May, one essay claimed to debunk the assertion that Gates plans to make South Africans early test subjects for a COVID-19 vaccine. A month later, the “myth” was revealed to be true. 

Gates has taken up the cause of global warming too. He is funding a mad geoengineering scheme at Harvard to partially block sunlight. Imagine setting in motion a “solution” that has the potential to destroy all life on earth. Gates’s hubris seems boundless.

You don’t need a conspiracy theory to explain Bill Gates’s transformation from entrepreneur to supervillain. Gates has always been a ruthless zealot. Yet when he was at Microsoft, his worst character flaws were held in check by the demands of running a competitive business and the necessity of meeting the needs of consumers. As a philanthropist, he is not disciplined by forces of the marketplace. Empowered by government coercion, there is nothing to keep him or us from his worst instincts.

Good Intentions Don’t Matter

Gates is ready to give away most of his vast fortune, in his words, to “coordinated global action” to prevent disease. You might give Gates high marks for his good intentions.

History is full of reasons why we should not trust those with good intentions. A common trope in movies and comics is the supervillain who is ready to sacrifice the well-being of many people to further a warped pursuit they see as noble.

In his book Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman explained why “concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.” Friedman pointed to internal threats to freedom that are far more difficult to see than external threats:

“It is the internal threat coming from men of good intentions and good will who wish to reform us. Impatient with the slowness of persuasion and example to achieve the great social changes they envision, they are anxious to use the power of the state to achieve their ends and confident of their own ability to do so.”

When Gates the entrepreneur was wrong, he was held accountable by consumers and competitive forces. When Gates the philanthropist is wrong, politicians and academics will evaluate him by different criteria.

Gates at Microsoft

When Gates co-founded Microsoft with the late Paul Allen, he didn’t build Microsoft on good intentions. Paul Allen described “ruthlessness” as a character flaw of Gates. Gates routinely browbeat and denigrated those he disagreed with. Allen saw himself as the real innovator but valued Gates as a “sanity check” on his ideas. Allen and Gates needed each other to build Microsoft.

Others confirm Allen’s view of Gates. Ed Roberts has been called the father of the personal computer. James Wallace and Jim Erickson interviewed Roberts for their book Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire. Roberts recalls Gates being unyielding: “We got so we didn’t even invite him to meetings where we were trying to come up with a new software approach or something like that because he was impossible to deal with.”

Roberts believed, “Paul Allen was much more creative than Bill. Bill spent his whole time trying to be argumentative and not trying to come up with solutions. Paul was exactly the opposite.”

A Financial Review essay describes Allen “as an intuitive thinker who had a sixth sense about new products” while Gates “was the driven, clear-headed partner who turned Allen’s sometimes random ideas into successful products.”

Synergies between Gates’s and Allen’s differing leadership styles made for success. “Gates was explosive and confrontational while Allen…was thoughtful and empathetic.” Fights were typical: “The two argued frequently, often screaming at each other in front of employees. But the fights, colleagues said, frequently resulted in good business decisions.”

Why did the fights result in good decisions? On some level, Gates and Allen were willing to be led by consumer needs.

In his seminal leadership book Good to Great, Jim Collins found that the most successful leaders blended extraordinary “personal humility and professional will.” Gates lacked humility and may have been a miserable failure without Allen’s partnership.

The late Harold Geneen was CEO of ITT. In his instructive book, Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday quotes Geneen who compared egoism to alcoholism: “The egotist does not stumble about, knocking things off his desk. He does not stammer or drool. No, instead, he becomes more and more arrogant, and some people, not knowing what is underneath such an attitude, mistake his arrogance for a sense of power and self confidence.”

A leader with an unbridled ego is a danger, Geneen explained:

“Whether in middle management or top management, unbridled personal egotism blinds a man to the realities around him; more and more he comes to live in a world of his own imagination; and because he sincerely believes he can do no wrong, he becomes a menace to the men and women who have to work under his direction.”

Holiday adds, “If ego is the voice that tells us we’re better than we really are, we can say ego inhibits true success by preventing a direct and honest connection to the world around us.”

Market forces reward businesses that maintain an ongoing “direct and honest connection” to the needs of consumers. Ludwig von Mises explained why consumers are the real “bosses:”

“[Consumers], by their buying and by their abstention from buying, decide who should own the capital and run the plants. They determine what should be produced and in what quantity and quality. Their attitudes result either in profit or in loss for the enterpriser. They make poor men rich and rich men poor.

The consumers are merciless. They never buy in order to benefit a less efficient producer and to protect him against the consequences of his failure to manage better. They want to be served as well as possible. And the working of the capitalist system forces the entrepreneur to obey the orders issued by the consumers.”

Gates the Philanthropist

Neil Ferguson of the Imperial College London had inordinate influence “advising national governments on pathogen outbreaks.” Ferguson listens to Gates, as his center receives “tens of millions of dollars in annual funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”

The model Ferguson used to advise draconian lockdowns in response to COVID-19 has been thoroughly discredited both on theoretical and empirical grounds. To err is to be human, but this was not Ferguson’s first disastrous prediction. As AIER president Edward Peter Stringham points out, “Ferguson rose to fame in 2005 when he predicted that up to 200 million people could be killed from the bird flu.” The actual number of deaths was 50.

Gates, the businessman, would have long ago cut off Ferguson. No successful entrepreneur insists on partnering with a dismal failure. Yet for Gates, Ferguson’s performance as an epidemiologist didn’t seem to matter. What matters to Gates is that Ferguson’s view of the world is aligned with his own. Both support quarantining healthy people without regard to the human and economic cost.

Bill Gates has enjoyed a partnership with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Of course, it is natural to partner with those who share your worldview. Problems arise when a partnership leads to the use of the coercive arm of government to implement what you believe is your superior vision.

In his April blog post on COVID-19 vaccine development, Gate explains how a new rushed to market COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be a RNA vaccine. With an RNA vaccine, “rather than injecting a pathogen’s antigen into your body, you instead give the body the genetic code needed to produce that antigen itself.” Gates admits the process is risky. “It’s a bit like building your computer system and your first piece of software at the same time.”

Rushed vaccines have unique safety concerns, and RNA vaccines deserve heightened scrutiny. Gates admits the vaccine may not be both safe and effective:

 “If we were designing the perfect vaccine, we’d want it to be completely safe and 100 percent effective. It should be a single dose that gives you lifelong protection, and it should be easy to store and transport. I hope the COVID-19 vaccine has all of those qualities, but given the timeline we’re on, it may not.”

Heightening potential risks, vaccines are shielded from liability when they turn out to be unsafe. Nobody is held accountable for the consequences of taking shortcuts in the development process.

A COVID-19 vaccine has not even arrived and already some doctors are advocating for compulsory vaccination. Gates himself says, “We need to manufacture and distribute at least 7 billion doses of the vaccine.” With polls showing only 50% of the population planning on taking a COVID-19 vaccine, presumably, Gates and vaccine manufactures are banking on the government making the vaccine mandatory.

Gates is now actively stoking the fires of fear. He warns that this fall “COVID-19 will be back in big numbers, if we don’t restrain our behavior more than it looks like we are right at the moment.” He complained that we’re not tough enough “on contact tracing or enforcing quarantine.” In short, obey Gates and his favored “experts” or doom will befall us all.

Gates insists normalcy cannot return until “we have an almost perfect drug to treat COVID-19, or when almost every person on the planet has been vaccinated against coronavirus.” Yet, death rates from the COVID-19 virus are falling. Without a deadly virus it is hard to sell a potentially dangerous vaccine.

Nobel laureate Michael Levitt repeatedly warned that the doomsday exponential models, such as Ferguson’s, were wrong. Instead of examining Levitt’s analysis, Levitt received only “abuse” from other scientists. You need to “stop talking like that,” he was told. Another Nobel laureate, Saul Perlmutter, observed the “tendency to circle the wagons and hide all the conversations that need to happen.”

Entrepreneurs don’t hide conversations that need to happen; it’s bad for business. Those with a one-track agenda seek to maintain control by suppressing conversation of divergent viewpoints.

I will leave it to others to parse Gates’ philanthropic motives. His good intentions don’t matter. What matters is that Gates has access to world leaders who have coercive power. Gates, undisciplined by consumers or business partners, will make errors. Given his character flaws, Gates is likely to ignore and not learn from his mistakes.

Supervillains coerce and harm. Successful entrepreneurs serve and enrich humanity. Gates should return to his entrepreneurial roots.

Barry Brownstein

Barry Brownstein

Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is senior contributor at Intellectual Takeout and the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership.

Aug 092020
 

From: Sandra Finley
Sent: August 8, 2020
To: The House at CBC.CA radio
Subject: Will I be joining those who don’t sign up for a covid vaccination?

Dear Chris Hall (host of The House),

I will be joining those who do not sign up for a covid vaccination.

I have followed the vaccine question for at least 15 years.

It has been announced that Canada has signed up with Pfizer and Moderna.  Are you afraid to ask the Minister of Public Procurement, or the medical authorities, about contracting with a company that has a decades-long public record of big-time corruption?

One Pfizer story to make the point:  In 2007 the news of the criminal charges against Pfizer was little heard in western countries.  It was eclipsed by a same-day scare-story about tuberculosis – – the Globe & Mail carried the latter, for example.  Not the former.

The criminal charges against Pfizer were initiated by the Government of Nigeria.

In 2009 there was an out-of-court settlement.

PFIZER TO PAY £50m ($75 million) AFTER DEATHS OF NIGERIAN CHILDREN IN DRUG TRIAL EXPERIMENT,  2009-04-06  The Independent (UK newspaper) headline.

Out-of-court settlements come with a gag order.  Convenient?  Absolutely.  But not for the public record; it leaves no disclosure.

The book and movie, “The Constant Gardener”, is based on what Pfizer did to the Nigerian children, during the chaos and confusion of a meningitis outbreak.  Pfizer tested their new “blockbuster” drug Travon, on human guinea pigs.  Illegally, using trickery; deadly.  In a different context it would be called manslaughter or murder.

Pfizer is ruthless in the pursuit of money.  You will know the long list of outrages brought by the pharmaceutical industry.  They are now in the white-washing business, “partnering” with organizations and institutions to sanitize their image.

The corruption in the vaccine (pharmaceutical) industry appears to be immune to media scrutiny.   But good news (potentially).

The earlier talk of mandatory vaccination against covid has been dropped.  I suspect polling results played a role:  the numbers of people who will not comply is too high to attempt forced vaccination.

You may remember what happened not too long ago when the Government of New Brunswick was going forward with a mandatory vaccine schedule for children, desired by Big Pharma.  When confronted by the evidence of the dangers, risks, and inefficacies involved, the Legislature did not pass the legislation.

There are very good reasons for not making a potential covid vaccination mandatory.

What we can now expect is a “communications” plan to convince Canadians of the safety and efficacy of vaccines.  The “new”.   The campaign is already underway.

If it doesn’t work, scare tactics will be employed.

Sincerely,

Sandra Finley    (contact info)

UPDATE:  the changed communications strategy is to address “vaccine hesitancy”  (there was no success using phrases such as “anti-vaxers”;   “vaccine choice” which is the position put forward is not acknowledged.

So now the arguments address why, in childish ignorance, people may be “hesitant” about vaccines.

Jesus!  What we need is honest discourse, an effective assault on the corruption, and Governments that will do the job assigned to them:  protect the public interest.  Educate (which is different from Communications Specialists and propaganda).  REGULATE and see that regulations are ENFORCED. . .    I have to laugh, sorry! It seems funny because the basics seem kind of easy.)

 

Jul 042020
 

I like to be healthy;  I believe that what I eat affects the health of my body.

I made some ginger molasses cookies that I did not like;  I wanted something more like a “ginger snap”, so bought some, without paying attention to where (not local) and what they were made from.

The outcome of which was the following note to the owner of the food store:

The “GLUTEN FREE” banner is replacing the “organic” on food products.

It distracts consumers from what the product is made with.

MI-DEL Ginger Snaps (Panos Brands, New Jersey).

Canola oil.   . . .  The first GMO crop, Monsanto seed, engineered so it can survive spraying by Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup.  Other chemical companies followed with their versions of same.  Patented seed.  Vast prairie acreages, blanket spraying of crops.  Monoculture.  Lots of cancer.

Decades of resistance, the March Against Monsanto started by young mothers who wanted alternatives for their children, court cases,  the selling off of Monsanto products to Bayer (Germany) because of public opposition to all that the name “Monsanto” represents.

What’s the market for canola oil?   A large part is as a cheap oil for making french fries – – fast food restaurants, etc.    Basically high volume, industrial food production.

MI-DEL cookies might be “GLUTEN FREE” (the only choice of a ginger snap on the shelf) and in a natural foods grocery store.  They are made with GMO canola oil (have a look – – the canola oil is not labeled “organic” and it would not be – – over 90% of the canola grown in the U.S. is GMO (Canadian figures will be as high, or higher).  And the non-GMO canola seed is heavily contaminated with the GMO stuff – – you cannot visually distinguish between the two.

GMO crop production means heavy chemical applications, in addition to GMO status.  We cannot continue to poison the planet, as we are doing.   Let not “GLUTEN FREE” distract people from what’s in the food they are eating.

 

 

Jul 032020
 

This is serious enough to post and share.

I am okay running the risk that I might be wrong.  The cost of being right and keeping my mouth shut is too high.

RE:  Revisions to Copyright Laws, simultaneously in a number of western countries, June 2019:  

The conundrum, without the detail:

Reference:  One year of EU copyright reformIs the Internet still working?,   20-04-2020

Comments:

Stefan G (European) says:

20/04/2020 at 17:30

I still have no idea how anyone could implement this (amended Copyright Law) into national law without building a massive surveillance structure. If every upload has to be checked for copyright BEFORE it becomes public then we need an automatic central service that checks everything that someone uploads or writes anywhere on the internet. And a structure like this will be abused for political reasons eventually. Just imagine what Orban could do with a system like this.

And who will offer the services to check the content?   Until now only the big American companies have good content detection software, Google invested billions in this technology. . . .

Perhaps the difficulties in posting to website, I am experiencing today in North America (details below), are the maturity of what is possible under revised Canadian Copyright Legislation and with Google’s technology.

Difficulties on-going.

I think the censorship is serious.  And probably legal under the Copyright reforms of 2019.

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ELABORATION,  Jun 24, 2020 (message to person in USA):

Last year,  Copyright Laws in Canada, Germany, the EU and other places were amended.  Maybe in the U.S., too.   In Europe there were large protests.

Today I continued problem-solving the difficulties in posting to my website – – trying to unravel what’s happening,  I came across this:

Canadian Revised Copyright Laws

anything that is deemed to maybe have a copyright connection can be blocked.

An attempt to post the link to the Canadian Govt page on Copyright Law uploads, but is not accessible to the public – – it goes to “Error, page not found”.  Same as anything related to RFK.   In the past,  always,  the posting of a link to a Government website, at the very least, has not been a problem.

INSERT:

2020-06-23: I can post this;  you can view it.  There are no URL’s in it.

Between June and September I continue problem-solving. Experiment. Successes and failures. Worst is when NO new postings are accessible, those with and without URL’s.  And regardless of content, even garbage isn’t accessible.

Back-end always works fine.  And I can edit existing postings.

Then success with innocuous content and innocuous URL’s.  Tip-toe along, don’t want to throw the trigger that puts all new postings into category “Error, page not found” (inaccessible to public viewing).

Work with Technical Support.

2020-09-11:  The posting of  Canadian Govt page on Copyright Law with URL’s  STILL goes to “Error, page not found.” You cannot view it.

Continuing with June 23rd:

So, I can’t make public a posting for the Govt of Canada Copyright Laws? (Small irony!)

What does the attempted posting contain?

  • the URL  (can’t put it here in this posting, or you won’t be able to access the posting – you’ll get an error message!  I rightly or wrongly conclude that the screening algorithms for copyright (anything that is deemed to maybe have a copyright connection can be blocked)  includes some combination of criteria that includes URL plus subject matter.  They appear to have developed  an invisible trigger that is inserted in copied information like the title of the article or a short quote.  The infected posting appears fine to me, on the back-end.  But any attempt to view the posting from the front-side is taken immediately to “Error, page not found.” )
  • the Title of the Act was on the posting –  Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)
  • there was this line of  information –  Act current to 2020-06-02 and last amended on 2019-06-17
  • also links (URL’s) to the text of the Act (can’t put those here either, or this posting will go to “Error”. )

The above were all copied from the Gov of Canada website.   There was nothing more in the posting.  As I say,  posted like that a viewer is immediately taken to “Error, page not found”, a page external to my website.  If I provide the same information but without usable URL’s,  AND  text not copied (I type it up), you can access the posting.

Surveillance capacity has increased dramatically since 2003 when Canadians, including myself, lodged the first complaints about the contracting-out to the American military of work done by Statistics Canada (census and surveys, the creation of detailed files on Canadians).  Because of the information we shared through the years,  Edward Snowden’s revelations were no surprise;  he confirmed what we had been telling anyone who would listen.

It seems to me a short step from blocking the upload of the posting with the usable URL’s + certain subject matter, to blocking unwanted commentary based on subject matter alone.

Continuing with details . . .

RFK expressed frustration over getting information onto mainstream media.  Similar has been expressed by Barbara Lowe, one example.  I experience a lot of difficulty on my blog, now, with information such as from you, or re Julian Assange, or re journalists in Latin America who challenge American hegemony.   It uploads, but is not accessible for public viewing — “Error, page not found”.  Blocked.  By technology. 

Not all URL’s are blocked;  some upload just fine, as always.

Journalism in Latin America is much stronger today than it was.  People like Glen Greenwald who came to the aid of Edward Snowden have partnered with other journalists for independent media in Central, South America, and the Caribbean.   I used to distribute relevant and selected material from them, with full acknowledgement of source, as has always been my practice.  Not a slam-dunk today.

It is looking as though even the URL for a Government website is deemed to maybe have a copyright connection and can be blocked.

I wonder whether the Error, page not found capability that blocks access to postings related to Big Pharma, Julian Assange, Robert F Kennedy, Canada’s Copyright Law for Gods’ sake, and so on, is a consequence of Google’s investment of billions of dollars referred to in the Comments on the European article (One year of EU copyright reformIs the Internet still working?,   20-04-2020)?

It is as though – following the enactment of the Legislation in 2019, as Google moved forward with what was now legal, the problems were not obvious.   It was the early days.  A year later, with the barn doors wide open, we need help from the neighbours.

/Sandra

Also, a new development.  Email addresses that are @icloud.com (Apple, I think) – – I code the person’s NAME in my address book as usual so I know which of my distribution lists they are on.  It does not affect the email address to which the email is sent.  I’ve been doing that for 20 years.   Today, done that way with @icloud email address, the person does not receive the email.  If I remove my coding, the person receives the email.  I assume it makes it easier for them – – algorithms for storing emails don’t know whether it’s a “same person”.

BUT the egregious part:  I receive no notification that the email has NOT been delivered.  I don’t find out that the person didn’t receive the email, and they have no way of knowing that there is information they should have received, but did not.  Every single other person on the distribution list receives the emails.  And if not I get a message to inform me.   There happen to be friends on the distribution list who look out for each other, the only way the difficulty came to light.

/Sandra

Comments:

Stefan G says:

20/04/2020 at 17:30

I still have no idea how anyone could implement this (amended Copyright Law) into national law without building a massive surveillance structure. If every upload has to be checked for copyright BEFORE it becomes public then we need an automatic central service that checks everything that someone uploads or writes anywhere on the internet. And a structure like this will be abused for political reasons eventually. Just imagine what Orban could do with a system like this.

And who will offer the services to check the content?   Until now only the big American companies have good content detection software, Google invested billions in this technology. . . .

Jul 032020
 

NOTE:

  1.   This is 2016.  I keep copy for my own purposes – – documentation of the b.s. from StatsCan and response.
  2.    Since then, as documented in another posting,  the Statistics Act DID undergo some changes.

Hi again Christine,

I had the conversation with the knowledgeable person about whether the Statistics Act has been changed, as was told to you by StatsCan.

The conclusion is that it remains the same;  no changes have been made.

Also,  from the Govt website:

(Note:  remove the XX’s and spaces, and then do copy and paste of the URL.  If I leave a Govt URL in a posting,  you will not be able to access this posting.  It will go to “Error.  Page not found.“)

http://   XX laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/ XXeng/acts/s-19/fulltext.html

Statistics Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. S-19)

Act current to 2016-11-09 and last amended on 2005-12-12

For my own purposes I double-checked (yet again!) wording in the Act, using the above Govt copy of the Act.  Notes are appended.   But it basically just reinforces:  nothing has changed.

Best wishes,

Sandra

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APPENDED

Section 8 is titled Voluntary Surveys.   It says that the Minister may authorize the obtaining of information OTHER THAN information for censuses – – see the highlighted text  – – – BUT  Section 31 (the penalties) do not apply if there is a refusal to supply the info:

Voluntary surveys   

8 The Minister may, by order, authorize the obtaining, for a particular purpose, of information, other than information for a census of population or agriculture, on a voluntary basis, but where such information is requested section 31 does not apply in respect of a refusal or neglect to furnish the information.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 47, s. 41.

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Then there is Section 22 which lists the information that StatsCan is authorized to collect in censuses and surveys – –  it specifically says  that Section 22 cannot affect the powers of StatsCan that may otherwise be authorized under the Act.  Which is to say that Section 22 is not allowed to affect Section 8;  and Section 8 effectively says that surveys are voluntary (Section 31 does not apply if people refuse):

  • General statistics
  • 22 Without limiting the duties of Statistics Canada under section 3 or affecting any of its powers or duties in respect of any specific statistics that may otherwise be authorized or required under this Act, the Chief Statistician shall, under the direction of the Minister, collect, compile, analyse, abstract and publish statistics in relation to all or any of the following matters in Canada: . . . .  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

And here is Section 31 that sets out the penalties for refusal to comply.   Section 8 says specifically that Section 31 does not apply to surveys:

False or unlawful information

31 Every person who, without lawful excuse,

  • (a) refuses or neglects to answer, or wilfully answers falsely, any question requisite for obtaining any information sought in respect of the objects of this Act or pertinent thereto that has been asked of him by any person employed or deemed to be employed under this Act, or
  • (b) refuses or neglects to furnish any information or to fill in to the best of his knowledge and belief any schedule or form that the person has been required to fill in, and to return the same when and as required of him pursuant to this Act, or knowingly gives false or misleading information or practises any other deception thereunder

is, for every refusal or neglect, or false answer or deception, guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 15, s. 29.

So once again,   the answer is the same.   Surveys are not mandatory.

From: Christine

Sent: November 24, 2016

Subject: RE: Fruits & Vegetables Survey

No problem Sandra,

I’m leaving tomorrow to go on holidays for 2 weeks. I’d be interested to find out what the person will find. I’m also interested to hear what will happen, what affect, or what can be done, with stats Canada wanting more power.

Christine

From: Sandra

Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2016

To: Christine

Subject: RE: Fruits & Vegetables Survey

Your input is very helpful Christine.

I will be seeing a person on Monday coming up (Nov 28) who will research and confirm whether what you have been told is true – – that the Statistics Act has been changed.

I am skeptical that Parliament has amended the Act without it attracting any public attention.  But you never know, so it warrants being checked out by someone who knows the system very thoroughly and how to confirm whether there has actually been a change..

I will get back to you, but it won’t be until Wed or Thur next week.

Thanks again.

And thanks to good old George Orwell for writing that little book “Animal Farm”!   I would not see how it happens (your observation: then sometimes it’s too late)  if I had not read it.  His characters are the different creatures in the barnyard, a better way of telling the tale than using human characters.

Talk with you later,

Sandra

On Thu, 24 Nov 2016, Christine wrote:

Thanks Sandra.

> It all gets so confusing. She kept telling me that the Labour Force Survey and agricultural surveys were made mandatory. After I told her that the Statistics Act says that surveys were voluntary and I’m not participating, she finally said that she was going to write me up. After hanging up the phone I looked up their site and read that they had made them mandatory, so it gets confusing. I’m beginning to understand the difference between the Statistics Act and Statistics Canada. Where does one check to see where government changes the acts?

> Thanks again for all your help. We really need to stand up for our rights. Unfortunately, not until we are faced with a situation do we address the problem, and then sometimes it’s too late.

> Christine

> —–Original Message—–

> From: Sandra

> Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

> To: Christine

> Subject: Fruits & Vegetables Survey

> Hi Christine,

> You did not receive a Census of Agriculture.

> You received a Fruits & Vegetables Survey.>

> A Survey is not the same thing as a Census.>

> A Survey is a Survey and is not mandatory.>

> You have explained your position adequately.

> If they continue to contact you, it becomes harassment.>

> You are on secure ground.>

> Keep your cool; don’t get angry. Do as you wish. If you don’t have call display you can hang up when you know it’s them, or select a mantra: “Please do not call me again” “I do not wish to participate” and hang up. Or “I have an appointment with my lawyer to discuss bringing charges against StatsCan. Please do not call me again.” Do not stay on the line to hear their response. You have already done that. I trust you received my previous email: the Law is on your side.>

> Good luck with it!

>> /Sandra

Jul 012020
 
“When the mechanic has to mend a watch he lets the wheels run out; but the living watchworks of the state have to be repaired while they act, and a wheel has to be exchanged for another during its revolutions.”
Friedrich Schiller, On the Aesthetic Education of Man
  • I feel an army in my fist.
Jun 302020
 

Monsanto explains how it works, and its fields of endeavor.  Note:  2016

Scholarship winners bring the future of farm and food together

Monsanto Canada Inc. 10/13/2016

Like many young Canadians, Louis Ditner found his passion while working a part time job during high school. He has worked alongside the chef at Elmira, Ontario’s Never Enough Thyme catering for the past three years, where he demonstrated a real love for and knowledge of food. This year he is taking the next step in his journey to becoming a chef at Niagara College with the financial boost of a $1,500 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship.

Ditner is one of six students pursuing a career in nutrition or the culinary arts who join 61 agriculture students as recipients of the 2016 Opportunity Scholarships. To celebrate 25 years of the program and embrace the link between agriculture and food, the Monsanto Fund opened its scholarship criteria this year to include students raised on the farm or off, who have chosen to pursue post-secondary education in agriculture or food-related fields. According to his mentor, Ditner is a great candidate as someone who understands not only how to prepare delicious food but also appreciates how that food is produced.

“Louis Ditner has a passion for food in all its forms,” Acheson, chef/owner of Never Enough Thyme, wrote in his reference letter. “The understanding of growing vegetables, making cheese, raising animals. From farm to table Louis respects and understands food unlike any young student or some chefs, for that matter.”

Thousands of deserving students have received a total of more than $1.8 million since the program launched using corporate funds in 1991. Transition to the Monsanto Fund in 2012 has enabled more students to win scholarships due to consistent funding for the program.

“Our program is still primarily aimed at encouraging young people to pursue careers in agriculture,” said Kelly Funke, public affairs manager with Monsanto Canada. “But we see food as an extension of agriculture. When the world is faced with the challenge of feeding an ever-growing population, it will take solutions from all parts of the ag and food sectors to do it. Maybe some of those ideas will come from these 67 amazing students.”

All applications were reviewed by an independent judging panel comprised of: Robert Adamson, consultant and program director with Pembina Trails School Division; Sue Clayton, Executive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc.; John Morriss, journalist, Farm Business Communications; Crystal Jorgenson, Communications Specialist for the Faculty of Agriculture and Food at the University of Manitoba; Ellen Pruden, Education and Promotion Manager for the Manitoba Canola Growers Association; and Brigitte Burgoyne, Communications and Digital Media Specialist, Richardson International.

Administered on behalf of the Monsanto Fund by Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc. (AITC-M), the scholarship program received 157 applications from across Canada this year.

“Helping to choose these scholarship winners is a gratifying experience,” said Sue Clayton, executive director of AITC-M. “As someone who is focused on agriculture education, I see farm and food intersecting all the time, and these young people are definitely making the connection.”

Contact us for information on the stories of scholarship winners near you. Details on the launch of the 2017 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program will be released in February 2017 and will also be available online at www.monsanto.ca.

About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org

About Monsanto Canada

Headquartered in Winnipeg, MB, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto Company. Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops – such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton – that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

To learn more about Monsanto, please visit: www.monsanto.ca or follow us on Twitter @MonsantoCda.

NOTE: The complete list of 2016 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship winners, by province, is included below.

For further information, please contact:

Kelly Funke
Monsanto Canada
(204) 985-1035

2016 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Winners
BRITISH COLUMBIA ALBERTA
Burl Piper Dawson Creek, BC Erik Anderson Scandia, AB
Mattias Crooymans Bow Island, AB
Paytten Fankhanel New Norway, AB
Thomas Gabrielson Rivercourse, AB
Emily Gross Bow Island, AB
Hannah Hendrickson Red Deer County, AB
Jenna Hodnefield Bashaw, AB
David MacTaggart Lacombe, AB
Megan McGlynn Pincher Creek, AB
Erica Nelson Rumsey, AB
Tracy Niggli Milk River, AB
Megan Wanchuk Milk River, AB
Kaitlyn Mills Taber, AB
SASKATCHEWAN Sydelle Zukowski Blackfields, AB
William Berry Carievale, SK MANITOBA
Brooklyn Braun Beechy, SK Chantal Boonstra Marquette, MB
Amy Carruthers Frenchman Butte, SK Noah de Rocquigny St. Claude, MB
Sheldon Daniel Avonlea, SK Bailey Gitzel Graysville, MB
Chelsey Fitzsimmons Colonsay, SK Lina Gordon Franklin, MB
Allison Karstens Wilkie, SK Kevin Grenier St. Léon, MB
Kaitlyn Kitzan Theodore, SK Hendrik Jonk Bruxelles, MB
Ryan Krupski Lemberg, SK Jessica Mayes Pierson, MB
Autumn Lawson Rose Valley, SK Mackenzie Miller Oakville, MB
Michala Linklater Redvers, SK Mikayla Rouire St. Claude, MB
Lacey Malone Shaunavon, SK Stephanie Stinson Treherne, MB
Collin Montgrand La Loche, SK Emily Upgang Poplar Point, MB
Mariah Nattress Marsden, SK Carter Watkins Swan River, MB
Payton Wiebe Osler, SK Randi Wright Portage la Prairie, MB
Coral Willness Naicam, SK Rebecca Zimmer Russell, MB

 

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Jacob Baelde Brinston, ON Matthew Elliot Howick, QC
Thomas Bowman Thornloe, ON Marie-Pier Lachapelle Malartic, QC
Pauline Cotter Fort Erie, ON Nicolas Marquis St-Jean de Dieu, QC
Louis Ditner Elmira, ON
Jenna Hedden Beachburg, ON
Lauren Horst St. Jacobs, ON  
Elaine Jeffs Campbellford, ON MARITIMES
Emily Kyle Drumbo, ON David Cooper Great Village, NS
Zachary Lapointe Embrun, ON Hannah Facey New Glasgow, NS
Casey McGee Port Lambton, ON Ella Lentz Mt. Uniacke, NS
Rebecca Redner Warkworth, ON Meagan MacDiarmid Napan, NB
Whitney Small Wallacetown, ON Therese McCurdy Beaver Brook, NS
Michael Sullivan Kinburn, ON
Timothy Vanderlinde Camlachie, ON
Quinn Wilson Harriston, ON
Jun 142020
 

‘Shameful’ Collateral Murder footage shows Apache helicopter mowing down 11 civilians – including two Reuters journalists – in Baghdad

by Paul Daley,  @ppdaley

 

(Photo)   A still from Collateral Murder, the WikiLeaks video showing an Apache helicopter gunning down a group of Iraqi civilians. US prosecutors have failed to mention the shocking footage in their indictment against Julian Assange.

US prosecutors have failed to include one of WikiLeaks’ most shocking video revelations in the indictment against Julian Assange, a move that has brought accusations the US doesn’t want its “war crimes” exposed in public.

Assange, an Australian citizen, is remanded and in ill health in London’s Belmarsh prison while the US tries to extradite him to face 18 charges – 17 under its Espionage Act – for conspiracy to receive, obtain and disclose classified information.

The charges relate largely to the US conduct of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including Assange’s publication of the US rules of engagement in Iraq.

The prosecution case alleges Assange risked American lives by releasing hundreds of thousands of US intelligence documents.

One of the most famous of the WikiLeaks releases was a video – filmed from a US Apache helicopter, Crazy Horse 1-8, as it mowed down 11 people on 12 July 2007 in Iraq. The video starkly highlights the lax rules of engagement that allowed the killing of men who were neither engaged with nor threatening US forces.

Two of those Crazy Horse 1-8 killed in east Baghdad that day were the Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and a driver/fixer, Saeed Chmagh, 40.

Their Baghdad bureau chief at the time, Dean Yates, said the US military had repeatedly lied to him – and the world – about what happened, and it was only when Assange released the video (which WikiLeaks posted with the title Collateral Murder) in April 2010 that the full brutal truth of the killings was exposed.

“What he did was 100% an act of truth-telling, exposing to the world what the war in Iraq looks like and how the US military lied … The US knows how embarrassing Collateral Murder is, how shameful it is to the military – they know that there’s potential war crimes on that tape,” Yates said.

The Australian barrister Greg Barns is legal adviser to the Australian Assange Campaign, which works closely with Assange’s UK representatives, including his legal team. The campaign lobbies Australia’s federal government to both press its closest ally, the US, to withdraw the charges and to push Britain to ensure Assange’s safety.

He said while the US indictment against Assange did not “explicitly mention Collateral Murder … it is very much part of the broader prosecution case [because of what it illustrates about the US rules of engagement] and it is one of the many reasons to oppose what is happening to Assange”.

“Collateral Murder shows unlawful killing by Australia’s closest ally,” Barns said. “It is something we deserve to know about. Its publication was, and remains, clearly in the public interest.”

The Tasmanian Greens senator Peter Whish Wilson, a founding member of the multi-party Parliamentary Friends of the Bring Julian Assange Home Group, said: “The omission of the leaked Collateral Murder footage from the indictment surprised me, but on reflection of course it’s not in the US Government’s interests to highlight their own injustices, deceit and war crimes.

“The US prosecution’s case is focused on indicting and extraditing Julian for putting US or Coalition lives at risk, but what about the many lives they put at risk through their supposed rules of engagement?

“Collateral Murder exposed the loss of innocent lives at the hands of the US military, and the coverups, lies and deceit that refused to acknowledge this fact.”

Jun 102020
 

“Normal” got us to where we are today.   What sane person would want to return to normal?

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  • A link inside the UN Security Council posting below, related to the integration of the Canadian and U.S. military, and therefore Canada’s attractiveness as a candidate for the UN Security Council, has registered 17,000 hits without being circulated.
  • The more recent posting Mixing up Effect and Cause has had more than 1,900 hits without being circulated.

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RE:  This posting, June 11th, For your selection

Be clear:   I am not opposed to vaccinations.    I am adamant and clear that people should have choice.

  1.      A mix-up of cause and effect? Bingo for corruption!     http://sandrafinley.ca/blog/?p=24998

People who can’t distinguish effect from cause should not be in the credentialed community advising Governments, teaching children and young people, on such topics as whether we are all going to receive mandatory vaccinations, under coercion and threat of law.  With no choice in the matter.

I use an arbitrary article from the covid context.  To illustrate a general point, one I seize on in whatever context – – a common mistake, our inability to get at ROOT causes because we so often identify EFFECT as CAUSE.

Canadians will still remember what happened last year (April 2019).  It’s perfect for illustrating the high cost of thinking that effect is cause.

UPDATE:  Derek’s “Comment”:

Cause and effect are an endless chain. Any one cause creates a result which is the cause of the next result.. Difficult to say which comes first.

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2.   Why would other countries vote for Norway or Ireland, NOT Canada?  (Seat on UN Security Council)   (http://sandrafinley.ca/blog/?p=25023)

The media do not ask the question.  They should.

Current upheavals in the U.S. focus on the internal, as well as external, brutality of the American Empire.

What if Canada is seen by many other countries as merely a puppet?   What if the facts of the Canada-U.S. Troop Exchange Agreement are known?   (the 17,000 hits without being circulated.)

Mainstream Canadian media never remind us of the large presence of American military and corporate interests in Canada.  Nor of the killing done to ensure the profits of Canadian Mining companies in other countries, for example.

The surprise of Canadians should be that countries would vote for us.  The U.S. has one vote on the Security Council.  Why should they have ours, too?   The history of Norway, for example, would give me a lot more confidence that my interests, which are the interests of the planet, would be better represented by Norway than Canada.

We have (1) people who often enough can’t distinguish between effect and cause doing the advising, and  (2) military and corporates who operate outside the Rule of law, in secrecy (read the posting)     PLUS . . .  read on.

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3.  If I put the link  to an Interview in May of RFK – –  in a posting, the posting gets hi-jacked — “Error: page cannot be found”.

If you copy and paste the following into a browser, then remove the 4 “XYZs”, you can get to the Interview.  (I can send the link to you by email, the way I received it, but that doesn’t help people who use the blog.)

ht XYZtps://www.facebook XYZ.com/ Patrick XYZ BetDavid.Valuetainment/videos/67 XYZ 46836 XYZ 39773378/

The interview is documentary-length, recent and wide-ranging.   It takes a minute for the interviewer and Kennedy to get into the flow of things.   (It’s unfortunate that Kennedy has a dystonia that affects only the voice box.   He was diagnosed more than 10 years ago.)

 

Now we have (1) people who don’t always distinguish between effect and cause doing the advising, and  (2) military and corporates who operate outside the Rule of law, in secrecy  PLUS  (3)  (censorship of anything that questions the conventional wisdom on vaccinations.

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4.    If I am making a choice about a vaccine, I want to know this.

About Attenuation and Adjuvants.

To my way of thinking, if you don’t have an elementary understanding of attenuation and adjuvants, there is no way you are qualified to make a decision about vaccines.

The equation is  now

  1. (advisors who often don’t distinguish effect from cause) +
  2. (military/corporates who are above the Rule of law, in secrecy) +
  3. (censorship of anything that questions the conventional wisdom on vaccinations.) +
  4.  Doctors proclaim that the only way we will be safe from covid is after a vaccine is developed and we are all vaccinated, with no choice in the matter.   THEY don’t know how the vaccines are made.  Nor do they acknowledge the widespread corruption in the systems. . . .

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5.    2020-04-23 Collection of personal data:  to Canadian Civil Liberties (CCLA) and the CBC   http://sandrafinley.ca/blog/?p=25046

Can a public advocacy group like the CCLA be effective if they will never raise the question of Canadians’ Charter Right to Privacy of Personal Information?  I ask that they tell me the error in the logic I present to them.   I mailed the letter, hoping to improve the chance of reply.  Didn’t work.  I sometimes send money to the BC Civil Liberties Assoc.  The BC group does not answer the question either.

Is it an unimportant question?   The doctor advisors proclaim that we can only be safe after the vaccine is developed and we are all vaccinated.  Mandatory means by law.   You have no choice.

The equation:

  1.  (advisors who often don’t distinguish effect from cause) +
  2.  (corporates/military who are above the Rule of law, in secrecy) +
  3.  (censorship of anything that questions the conventional wisdom on vaccinations.) +
  4.  (Doctors with imperfect understanding proclaim that the only way we will be safe from covid is after a vaccine is developed and we are all vaccinated, with no choice in the matter.  They do not acknowledge the widespread corruption in the systems.
  5.   Canadians learned what happens to democracy under corporate/military globalization at the 2012 G20 Summit in Toronto.  Brutal.  Not to mention that Canadians got hosed:  we paid close to a billion dollars to host the Summits.   The graft was not investigated and prosecuted.  No one said sorry about any of what happened.)

(Ref.  2012-06-10  G-20 Summit, Toronto. And kettling, a tactic of police;     http://sandrafinley.ca/blog/?p=5811)

Consider the shaky ground we are on, the surveillance state we are in.  Statistics Canada is now under one-person rule, and under the “steerage” of Lockheed Martin Corp.

What defences do Canadians have?   Thank goodness we’re in the streets and protesting.  We also have Charter Rights, even if the Government and Courts do not uphold them.   The Charter Right to Privacy of Personal Information is extremely important.  You can understand that when doctors start proclaiming that THE ONLY WAY to beat this virus is through mandated vaccination of everyone.

Stated with eloquence in the case law associated with Section 8 of the Charter (protection against undue “search and seizure”)  R. v. Plant, [1993] 3 S.C.R. 281:

In fostering the underlying values of dignity, integrity and autonomy, it is fitting that s. 8 of the Charter should seek to protect a biographical core of personal information which individuals in a free and democratic society would wish to maintain and control from dissemination to the state.”

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TO GENERATE A LIST OF THE 10 MOST RECENT POSTINGS ON THE BLOG:

Click on www.sandrafinley.ca.  You get a list of the 10 recent postings with the opening lines.  If you want to read further, click on the title of the posting.

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THE LAST EMAIL I SENT INTO NETWORK:    May 20, 2019  http://sandrafinley.ca/blog/?p=24460  (hope that the California court cases decided against Monsanto would start a reversal in the poisoning of the planet.)

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I am happy that we are resourceful, resilient, thinking and strong as we can be!

Cheers,

Sandra