Its embarrassing enough to have a radical right wing, religious nut for a leader but Harpers continued ignorance over climate change should be criminal. He is covering for his oil sand cronies in Alberta and is using Canadas good image internationally to sabotage efforts to lower pollution levels and make business accountable.
Part of a series of ads being posted in Copenhagen include Stephen Harper, in the future, apologising for screwing things up so badly, several other world leaders are also used in similar ads.
The sooner Harper is gone the better it will be, not just for Canada, but the world.
This article should be a “no-brainer” for anyone paying attention but I cant seem to go a month without someone complaining in some way about unions.
With all the talk about our shrinking middle class, with wages stagnant and not keeping up with the cost of living and with jobs more scarce then ever it amazes me that so many people believe that unions aren’t worth having, it seems to me that things are already much worse then they would be if unions were implemented more widely.
In Europe unions are even part of government, businesses don’t get away with spreading lies to the middle class. In the U.S. businesses have convinced the public that having better conditions and good wages is something extraordinary, something they shouldnt expect, its sad and hopefully with this massive recession the people will wake up and fight for something better.
Union members in low-wage occupations on average earn a great deal more than nonunion workers in the same occupations, often lifting their earnings above the official poverty level. For example, union cashiers in 2006 earned an average of $11.87—46 percent more than nonunion workers in the same occupation. Over a year’s time, having a union card could translate into more than $7,800 in additional pay for such a low wage worker. While the nonunion cashier’s earnings, on average, leaves a worker $3,746 below the poverty line for a family of four, the union cashier’s earnings, on average, brings the worker $4,075 above the poverty line for a family of four.
I have never seen more lies told about single payer care than by conservative Americans.
I have heard Americans say that Canadians cant chose our doctors, that Canadians wait years for treatment, all nonsense and I suppose it shouldn’t be a suprise, industry in the U.S. has been spending a lot of money to spread those lies.
What can I say? I feel bad for Americans and with Obamas slipping popularity it seems the lies are being accepted by the public.
Washington, D.C. – A campaign finance watchdog’s analysis of insurance and HMO political contributions and lobbying expenses found the industries spent $126,430,438 over the first half of 2009 and $585,725,712 over the past two and a half years to influence public policy and elected officials. The group, Public Campaign Action Fund, found that in the first part of 2009, the industries were spending money at nearly a $700,000 a day clip to influence the political process and that the monthly pace of political spending this year has increased by nearly $400,000 over the average spent per month in the previous two years.
In addition to PAC contributions to our “public servants,” that’s funding 875 registered lobbyists for the insurance industry, and 920 for the HMOs. Which really is hardly a drop in the bucket for the industry, when you take into consideration their CEO compensation, which ranges from $3 million to $24 million.
Nice to know what our premiums are paying for, huh? We could cut out the middleman here. We could start giving all the money we’re spending on premiums directly to our representative and Senators. Maybe then they’d listen to us, the people who hired them, when it comes to vote.
So Vancouver cracks down on the poor and homeless, doesnt do anything to help the renoviction problem and now they are hoping to corral protesters into a small space to control them.
We are turning into the U.S. every day and I cant help but wonder what the point of our country is anymore. Time to move to South America or Europe? Its getting worse and worse here.
From the article:
The head of security for the 2010 Games, RCMP assistant commissioner Bud Mercer, told Vancouver city council on Tuesday, however, that protesters will not be required to limit their activities to the areas.
You’re free to use them, if you like, but anywhere you participate in lawful protest is legal and lawful in Canada. It doesn’t have to be in a free speech area,” said Mercer.
Well we all should know that cops are capable of many deceitful and sleazy tactics, this is one of the latest and while it chills me to be reminded how disgusting our so called peace officers can be I have to say I smiled happily to realize that these three assholes were caught.
Now I am just waiting for people to recognize the faces of these pieces of shit so we can expose them as cops in front of the entire country.
What a shameful act by our enforcement agency.
Here is a picture of the face of one of the cops from the video clip.
Lets try to get some internet power behind this, pass this image on to friends and friends of friends, lets see if we cant figure out who exactly these guys are.