Major issues: Harper SELL-OUT of Canada

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©2015 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee

 

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The Harper SELL-OUT of Canada Continues

NOT AGAIN?   YES, AGAIN!    The question must be asked,  “Is there some kind of “Destroy Canada as quickly as Possible  chapter written in invisible ink  in Stephen’s  top- secret “Hurry Up with the Sell-Out of Canada ”  book?  Are the opposition Liberal and New Democratic parties doing anything about it?  Are Canadians fully aware of what is being done to them?  You jest. Let’s see…

The Canadian Wheat Board Sell-out 

Canadians are AGAIN being sold out by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s majority Conservative government with an announcement that Saudi-Arabia -owned Global Grain Group is being allowed to  purchase  controlling interest of the CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD for a mere $250 Million dollars.  Should “loss of control of the sale of Canadian wheat ” NOT be a question?

The controversial deal privatizes the Canadian Wheat Board and will be consummated in June, just in time—of course! Before the Federal Election, we may add,  so Stephen & Co. can run around happily like giggling children with $250 Million,   opportunistically buying votes  in electoral ridings where  his favourite voters, less than stellar Senators, groupies and friends reside, in  a desperate attempt to remain in power. 

Harper Enabled Oil Sands Sell-OUT of Canadian  Energy to Communist China

Remember?  Our readers with long memories will recall that in a controversial and sudden deal, CNOOC,  the Chinese STATE-controlled Petroleum giant,  was allowed by the Harper government to purchase NEXXEN, another petroleum giant —which ‘conveniently’  controlled  approximately one-quarter of the Alberta Oil Sands.  It’s a no-brainer —the NEXXEN sale to CNOOC sale sold out Canadian sovereignty of Canadian energy to the highest  bidder.

With that outrageous sell-out of Canada and loss of sovereignty in the energy sector, it immediately became apparent that:

  •  Stephen Harper and his Conservatives will EXPORT Alberta crude to China at ANY  environmental cost, having gutted Canadian environmental regulations governing the tar sands operation and allowing unlimited expansion;
  • With secret deals, also negotiated by Harper, China holds legislative power greater in some areas than the Canadian legislature, and China can sue Canadian governments for losses incurred if they are not allowed to do as they please with the oil sands;
  • Stephen Harper will force the construction of the Northern Gateway Pipeline to the pristine BC coast, across salmon rivers,  and increase west-coast tanker traffic exponentially putting the whole west coast at risk including unique wildlife habitat, the fisheries, vital salmon spawning rivers and the Spirit Bear forest;
  • Stephen Harper is arrogantly pushing the USA  to accept the Keystone XL  pipeline down to the Gulf to enable export of Albera crude oil, even though the President has vetoed the approval of the pipeline, it is well known that Harper favours Republicans who will eventually have it approved;
  • Stephen Harper will attempt to force Trans-Canada’s ill-devised  “Energy East pipeline* across Northern Ontario through re-purposed, already failing, rusty 40-year-old natural gas pipes  at a rate of more than a MILLION  barrels of diluted, dirty crude each DAY, crossing more than 1,000 sensitive  waterways, creeks, rivers, and marshes,  including the Great Lakes watershed  area. 

*As a special aside for Canadians,  the Energy East Pipeline project will put  Lake Superior at risk, which provides drinking water to millions of people. This ill-conceived project is worse than foolish, it is criminal.  The uninformed public actually “BELIEVE” Petroleum industry lies and propaganda that declares serious oil spills which may contaminate  thousand of hectares can be magically “cleaned up”  hundreds of miles away from ‘civilization’  via helicopter—which is totally false, unlikely, and virtually impossible. The truth is, ” remote, out of sight, out of mind” comes into play.  Of course the imaginary cleanup effort  will be claimed to be “perfect” if  crude oil is  in a location “visible to the public”  flowing downstream toward Lake Superior. 

We do wish Mr Harper  and Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario lots of luck, however, with that first multi-million barrel disaster  as they  don trendy white  teddy-bear Hazmat suits for the Photo-Op at many potential environmental disasters  and “pretend” cleanups.  Worth noting, this project is NOT for the benefit of Canadians, but for EXPORT to China and Asia.

 Harper Proceeds with the  Sell-out of Canada in the Automotive Sector

Everyone should be delighted to know the great automotive sector the Canadian taxpayer bailed out in the manipulated global crash has been successful and profitable enough to begin moving operations to Mexico.

Canadian taxpayers were further rewarded by the Harper government and ever-clever Finance Minister Joe Oliver with the sell-off of GM shares at a loss of  “only”  some $2.3 BILLION —just in time to help tired old Joe “balance the federal budget” coming on April 23rd.  Isn’t that encouraging?

Eh, what? You ask?    Yes, a $2.3 Billion dollar loss for Canadian taxpayers, “We got good value for Canadians” according to the Harper Conservatives. By any standard other than the Harper& Co delusional  measuring stick ,  the accomplished “financial guru” responsible for that loss would have been fired for total incompetence, —but Stephen Harper, in hurrying the sell-out of Canada prior to his coming loss at the polls, cares not; —for he is all too well aware  the automotive sector is destined for Mexico.  Sombreros, Siestas,  Nachos.  Cheap labour. No matter.Good-bye, Toyota Corolla, the first of many. That corporate move has already been announced. Imagine that., Mr. Harper.

 Mr. Harper does not seem to recognize a problem with the sell-off of Canada.

 Perhaps Stephen should retire to Mexico, or as soon as possible, and appoint himself  to the Senate, where  more “Good value for Canadians” can be garnered in the Senate self-entitlement hog trough  with every-day  “Senator-get-rich” rules;  “at the discretion of the Senator until you get caught”  is standard practice and currently  being discussed extensively at the  “Crooked Senator Mike Duffy” trial.

In the Senate, “Sell-out-Stephen“, like  Duffy et al —could happily  pretend to “earn” an obscene, fat salary and retirement pension 10 times larger than any normal, hard-working, honest and retired Canadian senior living or dead  can ever expect.

Mr. Harper would enjoy the added bonus of  the  sleazy company of  less-than-honest Senators like Duffy, Brazeau, Wallin,  and many others under investigation—people  he himself appointed  after promising Canadians he would ABOLISH (oh, remember that?) the wasteful, dishonest, self-entitled, useless  ‘house of second sober thought’ Senate which has been suffering from orchestrated theft systemic rot.  Have Canadians forgotten his promises and  lies? No.

“Good value” and “democratic governance”  and a ‘hard on crime’ agenda  (think Senators, again, shall we laugh raucously now?)  are lies Canadians are being asked to swallow as Harper proceeds further with his personal agenda—and sells uranium— nuclear materials —to India,  a country which previously, and dishonestly, built a nuclear arsenal.

Additionally,  in this election year, —according to our suddenly  warm and fuzzy  Modi-hosting- Harper, India will now suddenly  be a “great trading partner”.   Really. With the tradition of the Harper sell-off of Canada, we can hardly wait to see the additional outsourcing of Canadian jobs about to occur, more exploitation of the poor in India,  and hidden sweet-deal sell-off deals for more Canadian resources to India— including oil.

And..er….Canadians, in return,  will  receive… just…what…exactly?

We shall leave that very difficult list to the astute reader to ponder, but corporate access to cheap labour, importation of Hindu-Sikh  tribal  and religious warfare, poverty, slums, the caste system, less than stellar Indian justice, misogyny, suttee,  barbaric forced marriage, illiteracy, human rights issues and other “barbaric traditions” all come to mind. Take your pick.

Canadians with genuinely-founded concerns and traditional Canadian values are not impressed, Mr. Harper;  your endless sell-out of Canada and betrayal of Canadians  is  questionable, stained, unacceptable leadership on any level.

You have earned the loss of our trust and  loss of our  votes.  

What will the “honourable”  opposition do about it?  “The same abuses and betrayal of Canadians under a different political banner” come to mind. Are we skeptical? The bell tolls….Canadians are not asleep. Think about it.

P.S.       Which part of  “The abuse and corruption of political ideology and tradition is the downfall of Nations”  do Canadian politicians not understand?

 

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Major Issues: Brit Oil Madness

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Brit Oil Madness Reaches a Frenzy with a New Major Strike

Yes, another one. Another great deposit of crude oil.  No kidding. Opportunistic  pip-pip-pippers, politicos and oil  industry moguls  in England must be ecstatic, particularly the  oil exploration group  UKOG,  UK Oil & Gas Investments  which  announced the tentative discovery of yet another great deposit of the dirty black stuff. Brit oil madness and opportunism reached a new high as a deposit with a  potential of up to 100 Billion-barrels was recently announced… England is floating upon a great, deep deposit of crude oil, close to Gatwick,  —if one is to believe UKOG.

Oil madness suggests Brits and England will soon be floating in Oil

Geologically, it would hardly be surprising if a major oil discovery actually has been made next to the great Gatwick airport in England considering the size and scope of the historical  North Sea deposits.

Should Oil in New Discoveries be Extracted?

Assuming the new deposit estimates are valid, should it be extracted?  Everyone knows oil floats, but the Southern end of Great Britain  is already known to be sinking. The Northern end, attached firmly to the Great Haggis, Nessie and inflated bagpipes, is happily rising.  Go figure. Oil is king, let us pump out the old girl.  Damn the sinking, we shall blame the Great  Sinking  of Big Ben on the ice age too, they say, as they tipple away in Ye Olde Boy’s Oil Club. Regardless, with low oil prices and a world glut of oil, should new discoveries be extracted? Logically, we think not.

If Brit oil madness is warranted and  the deposit is confirmed, ever more oil madness is virtually guaranteed, just as there is little doubt Ye Olde England will continue to sink further.   Logic dictates the discovery will be exploited by greedy corporate interests allowed to run out of control by self-entitled, bobble-headed politicians, no matter what the environmental cost.  Alas, Brits will  soon coated in more nice dirty crude oil far above their peculiar Wellingtons.

Will the well-intended stiff-upper-lip Brit then be tempted to forgo the wonderful potential of green energy and revert to archaic oil madness, praising  fossil fuels in order to justify the extraction, exploitation and profit offered by a new world-class deposit?

Of course.  Pip-pip, old chap, recognize the shimmering possibilities offered by 100 billion barrels of stinky crude.  Swimming pools, movie stars, and exporting to the Chinese, to further enable their suffocation in industrial smog. Wake up and smell the burning gas flares roses. Pipelines. Oil disasters.  Let us suffer oil madness just like  the USA, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and many others, but especially worthy of note, Canada.

Really? Canada? Back to the question;  Is it ethical to consider extracting another hundred billion barrels of oil, further endangering a global environment which is already teetering on the edge of total destruction?  What is oil madness?

 Ask Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper —who gutted environmental legislation to enable unlimited strip-mining and expansion of Alberta’s oil sands—exacerbating and expanding what is  possibly the most horrific, potentially-disastrous environmental assault on earth today—so he can leave a legacy of oil madness to his own grandchildren —and ours.

We do hope the Brits are at least smart enough to  think about it.  Pip-pip…

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