Won’t Get Flued Again

Uh oh, it’s magic!

In the playpen of a recent Eugyppius post about how not everything is fake I posed this question about the magical disappearing flu of 2021:

When you OD on snark and satire, nobody thinks you’re sincere.


It’s a problem.


It appears those questions answer themselves, but I was actually quite sincere.


Eugyppius bless his Bavarian soul gave me his best:


how this happened, I don’t know. i’ve tried to explore a few options here. it’s possible that hope-simpson is right, and that viral transmission doesn’t happen person-to-person, but depends upon a two-phase process, whereby some people recover, become carriers, and infect others; and that this process was somehow disrupted by a new pandemic virus.

There’s only so much space for competing illnesses and the newer one said to the older one, “Get outta my way. But just for this year. Pilfer and Mode-RNA wants me starting quarterback this season.

You can have the limelight again next year old man.”


And the old one replied, “Okay Covid kid. Here’s looking at you.”


I thanked our Bavarian brother and posed a few more questions, but he left me hanging:

My sincere curiosity has not abated.


Has there been a scientifically-backed explanation for why Influenza just magically disappeared the entire winter of 2020-2021 the exact year of mass experimental vaccination on the global population?


I’d drop my sinister cynical black pilled facade instantly and happily read it with an open mind to the extent that my limited one could understand the virologic minutiae, assuming it’s science and not “The Science”, not that I could readily tell the difference without following the money, but damn it, I’d try!


(Leave your theories in the comments below in a way that a five-year-old child could understand it, or say a golden retriever.)


I went digging laboriously across all the permissible tools for digital searching and as usual was left with tremendous, displeasure. The kind only the corporate state propaganda machine can deliver.


In April of this year the San Jose Mercury News ran this headline:

Magic! The flu is back again! But we won’t explain anywhere how it disappeared. You’ll just have to believe it for the same reasons we “journalists” do because the experts say so.


It opens with: “Cold and flu germs, which nearly vanished for two years, are roaring back, according to doctors and federal disease trackers.”


Federal disease trackers? Presumably working full-time at the Kardashian lingerie closets.


What do these federal disease trackers, actually track?


A quick visit to the CDC website reveals the flu went missing somehow at the exact time of mass experimental vaccination.


Presto!

2017 — Positive Specimens 4500 per week

2018 — Positive Specimens 3500 per week

2019 — Positive Specimens 3500 per week

2021 — Uh oh, it’s Magic!

Then I went digging through all the impermissible “disinformation” tools of digital discovery and found some interesting and plausible explanations, though one stood out more than all the others.

No shit?

It all starts making sense in a way that, after the past two years, really makes sense.

Anthony Fauci explains that bringing a new, untested kind of vaccine like an mRNA vaccine, would take at least a decade (“if everything goes perfectly”) to go through proper trials and be approved by the FDA.

They just come right out and say everything before they get down in the dirt and hope there will be no receipts from their Korean dry cleaners.


Agenda 2030 couldn’t wait.


They had to get that mRNA into bodies in a hurry and they found a way.


The Flu wasn’t cutting the pharmakeia delivery mustard anymore, so they rebranded it, disappeared it, combined it with another scarier virus through PCR sorcery, dropped in heavy on the fear, planted some hysterical psyop material everywhere, invented a language, created a cult, added a dash of people collapsing in the streets of China, and voila, the dish was ready to be served a la piqûre de poison.


That’s about as scientific as things are going to get around here.


Flu me once, shame on me.


Flu me twice, shame on you.


Flu me three times…we won’t get flued again!

I see you under the midnight

All shackles and bows

The high shoes with the cleats a-clickin’

A temperamental glow


I’ve got a hold on you

I’ve got a hold on you tonight

Oh, I got a hold on you

I got a hold on you

(I got a hold on you)

That’s right

It’s Time Boxcar Bobby Rolled on Down the Line

It’s Time Boxcar Bobby Rolled on Down the Line

By
Arthur Topham
Publisher/Editor
CaribooSentinel.ca

The following article will be a compilation of a number of articles, editorials, letters, etc. that have appeared both on my former website QuesnelCaribooSentinel.com and this current site. The primary purpose is to make voters aware of all the shenanigans surrounding both Mayor Bob Simpson and the bulk of his city councillors who have proven over and over that they’re little more than lackeys of the mayor and incapable of independent thought and feeling.

It’s critical for the city of Quesnel to get rid of Bob Simpson so it can move ahead in the coming years and regain all the ground (and freedoms) that it has lost during Simpson’s tenure. It’s hoped that voters in the city have witnessed (and suffered) in enough ways over the past three years that they’ll realize that some serious changes have to take place in order to restore some semblance of harmony and stability in the community.

The one key event that took place back in the summer of 2020, while the Scamdemic, the mandates, masks and jabs were beginning to permeate the minds of everyone, was the theft by Mayor Bob Simpson and the majority of city councillors of the iconic Quesnel Gold Pan City sign that once stood atop the mound at the junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 26.

In an earlier article on this issue which I had published back on July 23, 2020 titled, “Like a Thief in the Night: Quesnel Mayor Simpson Removes Controversial Gold Pan City Sign on Stormy Night”, which is no longer available on the net, I had stated, “In the midst of one of the more dramatic lightning and thunder storms to pass over the City of Quesnel this year, Mayor Bob Simpson, late in the day, on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 sent out a city work crew that, like a thief in the night, furtively removed the controversial Quesnel Gold Pan City sign from its original location at the intersection of Hwy 97 and the Barkerville Hwy and set it up next to the train station downtown. Such audacity on the part of the city, given all the recent public discussions, petitions, heated arguments, poll results, intimidation toward city councillors opposed to the move, letters to the editor and even a public Protest Rally to boot, begs the question as to what Quesnel’s Mayor and Council were thinking when they pulled off this sly and unnecessary stunt.” 


The sign had stood there since 1987 and was actually a result of the efforts by current city Councillor Ron Paull now running for the Mayor’s seat on October 15th (tomorrow).

And so the gold pan sign has been sitting for the past two years plus along the train tracks. The city managed to finally clean it up and repaint it but that didn’t seem to help matters much and so in order to spend more of the taxpayer’s money the city decided to repaint the sign a second time! That project entailed setting up a complete scaffold and netting around the whole structure (a second time).

At the time I remarked in an Editorial titled “Welcome to Bobville”, “Will Mayor Bob Simpson change the name of Quesnel to Bobville in order to celebrate the legendary civic leader who has been behind all these frivolous, ego-bound, money-wasting endeavours over the past couple of years? God only knows but by the look of things it shouldn’t be too long before we witness the mayor’s next brain wave for the Gold Pan City.”

The thing that really irked local citizens was not only the manner in which the sign was removed but the ugliness of the place where it was relocated as is quite evident from the image below.

Train station across from LeBourdais Park, Quesnel, B.C.

The controversy continued and one result was the meme that I created based upon an album cover of singer/songwriter Boxcar Willie. Willie now morphed into Boxcar Bobbie.

It wasn’t bad enough that Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson and the bulk of his gang of sycophantic city councillors had the audacity to steal the Gold Pan City sign off the intersection of Hwy 97 and Hwy 26 (Barkerville Hwy) back in 2020. Finding little else to do besides drain the taxpayer’s pocket books with one ridiculous initiative after another now the Mayor has decided to go on full attack against the citizens of Quesnel who are opposed to all the brutal and deadly decisions being implemented by the BC NDP government in response to the greatest scam the world has ever experienced in recorded history – the covertly manufactured Covid-19 deception of 2020.


In Quesnel’s City Council News for September 21, 2021 Mayor Simpson has penned one of his more scathing and deceptive diatribes, aimed at discrediting all the good efforts of intelligent, conscientious people in and around the city who’ve come to fully realize – after over a year and a half of government fear, misinformation, unnecessary lockdowns, mandated mask wearing, social distancing and, of late, forced jabs of untested, rat killing, experimental “vaccinations” now being manipulated in a myriad number of ways by all the political parties in the province and the mainstream in order to reduced everyone to a mental state akin to that of a genetically-modified turnip and thus more easily enslaved to the New World Order’s agenda for planet – that their governments at every level are no longer acting in the best interests of the people. The deluded, myopic and misinformed Mayor titled his attack “Responsible Freedom” when it truth he ought to have called it “IRRESPONSIBLE SLAVERY FOR THE MASSES!”


Of course the erudite-challenged social delinquent who scribbled out this poison-pen proclamation to the proletariats of Quesnel immediately dredged up the usual weaponized terms that every would-be dictator enlists in order to denigrate, disparage, slander and malign whomever they wish to destroy. “Anarchy”, “mob rule”, “might is right” all immediately spring forth from the fickle fingertips of Mayor Simpson in order to set the tone for his first gut shot wherein he states:


“That’s why these so-called ‘freedom rallies’ make no sense, especially in the middle of a global pandemic. The “freedom” that this minority is calling for is the freedom of anarchy: the freedom to make up their own rules independent of science, common sense, and good government.”


He then goes on to say, “The irony today is that the anti-vax and anti-passport protesters have nothing to fear from the government they are trying to get us all to be afraid of, because their freedom to protest is protected by law.”


It is at this juncture in Mayor Simpson’s litany of lies and sophistry that I have to stop and say to Bolshevik Bob, in a vernacular that most people in the Cariboo are very familiar with, “Bullshit!”. Your audacity to try and tell others that the protesters are “protected by law” is as simple-minded, false and absurd as it is to tell Canadians that their right to freedom of speech is also “protected by law”. Nothing could be further from the truth. The msm and all levels of government from the federal down to the provincial, municipal and regional are ALL guilty of carry out a witch-hunt against the normal people and have been doing so ever since they started down their dead-end road to mass inoculation of the whole human race. Incitement comes to mind and we see it every time some lousy, pin-head politician has the chutzpah to attack those who want to retain their God-given rights and sovereignty over their own bodies. And you Mayor Simpson are a prime example of what I’m talking about.


Further to the above fatuous frothings you carry on like a good foot soldier for the Fauci/Gates/WHO/CNC criminal cartel by pouring out more of your puerile, petrol-soaked lies and ongoing fear-mongering and hate-generating vilification, all designed to exacerbate what you’ve already attempted to cover up and deny – the Inquisitional attitude toward the “‘freedom’ protesters” who you claim are, “creating unnecessary confusion and disharmony at a time when we all need to be more trusting of our democratically elected government and its public health officers.” Nothing like a good bonfire to get rid of all those heretical protesters eh Bob?


Having betrayed the local citizens who are attempting to alert a dumbed-down public and judged them as being nothing but uninformed conspiracy theorists you conclude your hit piece with the same old worn-out status quo rhetoric in one last gesture of obeisance to your misinformed masters who you appear willing to collude with. 


Follow all the rules and mandates that have proven ineffective and remember to remember:


“That the significant spike in severe cases of COVID currently threatening our health care system and most vulnerable citizens is made up of primarily unvaccinated people should be sufficient evidence that the vaccinations are providing protection against this virus. We just need more people vaccinated.”


Yet another fabricated LIE Bob meant to deceive the public when in truth it’s primarily those who have been taking the jab who are still getting the annual flu (now magically having morphed into Covid-19) and proving itself to be ineffective. But of course we can’t have the general public realize this and so you do your damnedest to convince Quesnel residents to accept that it’s those terrible “anarchist” anti-vaxers and “unvaccinated” people who are responsible for it all and that we should “trust” government and trust the pseudo-science that emanates forth from un-doctors Gates & Fauci and the CDC and the 3-stooges in our own provincial NDP government – Horgan and Henry and Hix.


To conclude, what can one say about Mayor Bob Simpson’s hate-filled rant against the freedom rally folks of Quesnel that hasn’t already been said about Preparation-H? Not much.

I have been saying this for decades and it still holds true that those politicians who would rather indenture their cities and their taxpaying citizens to the bankers than face the realities of the times are, I suggest, not the ones who we need at the helm of our civic ships of state as we attempt to sail on through these trying, tempestuous waters we’re now in the midst of.

We need men and women of foresight and practicality; leaders who understand that not everyone has the ability to always pay, pay, pay for whatever little or big “service” that the Mayor and Council may deem of importance to the city.

That is why we need a new Mayor who we can count on to oversee spending and there’s only one choice when it comes to that and the person to elect on October 15th, 2022 is Ron Paull.

We need people in all levels of government who have a firm grasp of the political realities of the day and who will, when required, have the intestinal fortitude to admit when they have either overstepped the bounds of common sense or, should they realize and understand that previous decisions of council, taken during brighter periods of economic stability, are now no longer tenable or advisable, have the courage to speak up and do their best to alter the city’s course for the betterment and security of all its members.

But… (and there’s always a ‘but’ when it comes to the process we call democracy) we cannot, and should not, ever take for granted that the political leaders themselves are the sole recipients of the power that we, the people, bestow upon them every three years. While it may be comforting to think that we can download our personal responsibilities on to those we elect to lead us and then, should they not meet our expectations, rise up in indignation and outrage there is another component of the process that must be stressed again and again. That is the responsibility of all capable members of a community to fulfill their duty first and foremost and that means exercising their responsibility to get out of their armchairs and VOTE!

While it is the duty of the media to try and present as much information on the issues as possible and while it is the duty of those who wish to represent their fellow citizens to be honest and forthright in their campaign promises, the ultimate duty rests on the voters to do their due diligence and show up at the voting booth.

The next four years for Quesnel are in all likelihood going to be more of the same when it comes to facing the critical problems that municipalities everywhere are being challenged to address: deteriorating infrastructure; faltering and undependable sources of revenue be they corporate or those often coming from provincial and federal sources; the growing disparity between the rich and the impoverished; diminishing finite resources; the cancerous growth and systemic dangers posed by government bureaucracy that tends to increase with each passing year and make decision making at all levels more onerous, dictatorial, frustrating and complex; environmental challenges that tax both our individual and collective survival yet never seem to addressed and resolved; and last but not least the problems posed by the growing mass of homeless people and all the attendant issues that arise from this including the illicit drug trade now killing so many of our youth.

How we deal with these concerns depends upon how seriously we take them and our hard-earned franchise and whether or not we are willing to get off our collective ass and show up at the polling stations to register our personal mandates for resolution to these demanding issues. The ball is now in the court of the people. May the best people for the job be successful and good luck to all who have had the willingness to offer themselves for civic duty. Saturday, October 15th, 2022 is the day. Get out and Vote!

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Vote Debra McKelvie for Quesnel City Council!

History really does repeat itself and seeing my long time friend and associate Debra McKelvie back in the running for Quesnel City Council in 2022 makes my heart soar like a hawk.

I still recall vividly interviewed Debra in my former newspaper The Radical back in 1999 when she first set out on the political highway. It was Quesnel Civic Election ’99 and Debra’s aspirations for her home city remain as true today as they did 23 years ago. Her slogan at the time was “There are no small issues and all the people deserve to be heard.”

“There are no small issues and

all the people deserve to be heard.”

– Debra McKelvie

Back in 2020 when mayor Bob Simpson and the bulk of Quesnel’s city councillors (with the exception of Ron Paull) decided, in their infinite ignorance and arrogance, to relocate the giant Quesnel Gold Pan City sign from its original location at the intersection of Hwy 97 and the Barkerville Hwy (#26) it was Debra McKelvie who took the pro-active approach of organizing a protest rally at the site where the sign was removed in the night.

It was at that rally where then Councillor Ron Paull spoke out about the issue and afterwards was severely attacked by mayor Bob Simpson (a subject I will be covering in another upcoming article).

Today’s campaigning largely takes place on Social Media and it’s there on that digital soapbox that I found Debra’s pre-Thanksgiving FB platform which I present to readers today.


Debra McKelvie’s pre-Thanksgiving FB Platform

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my heart is heavy yet hopeful.

Woke up this morning grateful that I did but also with an uneasy feeling in my gut on the state of our community. So much work to do…so much. (Granted, we have much to be thankful for and Quesnel has the kind of community spirit, commitment and determination that can and will overcome our troubles. It’s not all gloom and doom.)

Wanting a seat on Quesnel City Council brings with it one hell of a rollercoaster ride. Most of my adult life has been spent raising a family, working and playing here. I’ve lived through all of the local governments and their decisions whether negative or positive and how those decisions have affected “we the people”.

Not ever in our local history have we witnessed the kind of transition that has been quite frankly, insulting over the last 8 years. It’s as though every Council that came before 2014 knew absolutely nothing about strong leadership and how to manage a vibrant City. Modernization does not necessarily mean replacing, eradicating or destroying everything that was before.

Change with progress is inevitable. Promoting the growth of our community and having the people embrace that growth is a delicate balance that requires infinite finesse. Leaders require a strong understanding and respect for the people who remain, who relocate and for ALL those who pioneered the heritage and history of this City.

The ability to put egos and agendas aside when our electorate oppose our leadership decisions are qualities currently lacking. Are we having enough fun yet? How much fun can we afford? Society has become so politically correct and easily offended that common sense has become unfashionable and left the building. Revisiting and correcting the odd bad decision shows strength and promotes confidence within the whole community. We have two ears and one mouth for a reason.

Quesnel boasts 8 tent cities. The most visual and problematic being the tent city beside the river walk on Front Street. Tent cities have morphed in our communities because we as a collective society at all levels have allowed it. Blame can be shared locally and with our provincial and federal governments.

Where are Environment Health Services? (Not operational due to staff shortages apparently.) I see that Conservation was down there last weekend with a trap as the accumulating garbage stench is attracting the bears. Our bylaws are not being enforced and who can blame them? These officers are not trained to cope or deal with these issues that could escalate into violence and bodily harm. The building codes are not being enforced. Our frustrated RCMP are watching and standing down. The justice system and the courts are enabling the opiate/mental health crime issue with their bleeding heart policies and revolving door justice.

We all ignore it because we don’t know how to fix it and we are terrified this might creep into our own our back yard and neighborhoods.

People certainly deserve creative control over their lives but there must be accountability for all of us, no matter what our circumstances. Embracing and implementing new methods, models and ideas is threatening to communities where there isn’t nearly enough funding, outreach and give a damns to begin with.

Twenty years of “harm reduction” should tell us that it is NOT working and causing more harm than reduction. All we need to do is recall Quesnel 5 years ago.

Bring the warriors to the table who work in the trenches for viable solutions. Those of us who have been there and can offer the proven viable solutions. Ivory tower bureaucrats know little about the realities of trauma, PTSD, and the suffering that can cause addiction and homelessness. And even less on how to resolve it or where the money needs to go.

Resources is the bottom line. How do we attain and apply the money within a new model to our homeless, mentally ill and addicted population? We lobby. We reinvent the wheel. We work with our MLA, our CRD directors our MP. We go places we have been afraid to go. We start admitting that the old model is clunking along like the broken machine it is. We begin taking responsibility for ourselves and our communities at the local level.

This is the most important election in our history to date. Think carefully how you cast your votes. Examine the behaviour of incumbents who were silent and went along with the status quo to avoid humiliation and the wrath of “innovative leadership”.

In closing I want to extend a sincere wish to you and your families to enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving. Huge love to all of Quesnel angels and organizations who work tirelessly to provide for our marginalized community.

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37 B.C. mayors win by acclamation after standing unopposed

https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/37-bc-mayors-win-by-acclamation/wcm/a5b60217-5470-4bf6-8a8b-f6fbd11ac2fc

I find it quite disturbing at this time in B.C.’s political landscape to find that 37 of B.C.’s mayors will be returning to office because no one ran against them. The following mayors (taken from the Province article above) have all won by acclamation:

“B.C. mayors who won by acclamation this year include: Dennis A Buchanan, Alert Bay; Joe Craner, Armstrong; Barbara H Roden, Ashcroft; Ward Stamer, Barriere; Mike Hurley, Burnaby; Ryan Windsor, Central Saanich; Ruth Hoyte, Coldstream; Nicole B. Minions, Comox; Michelle P. Staples, Duncan; Sarrah A Storey, Fraser Lake; Steve J Morissette, Fruitvale; Linda J McGuire, Granisle; Ken Williams, Highlands; Shane Brienen, Houston; Allen Miller, Invermere; Maureen Pinkney, 100 Mile House; Sylvia Pranger, Kent; Don McCormick, Kimberley; Phil Germuth, Kitimat; Aaron Stone, Ladysmith; Sheri A Disney, Masset; Alan Raine, Mountain Resort Municipality; Tom Zeleznik, Nakusp; Kevin Murdoch, Oak Bay; Martin Johansen, Oliver; Nicole MacDonald, Pitt Meadows; Scott Cabianca, Port Clements; Brad West, Port Coquitlam; Mark Baker, Sayward; Cliff McNeil-Smith, Sidney; Colin Ferguson, Silverton; Christine A Fraser, Spallumcheen; Sean Bujtas, Terrace; Dan B. Law, Tofino; Owen M. Torgerson, Valemount; Ed Coleman, Wells; Julie Colborne, Zeballos.”

My consternation with this stems from the fact that ever since the Covid-19 scandemic of 2020 B.C. and every other province and territory in the country has basically been under the rule of politicians at every level of government who have NEVER stood up to all the draconian, unconstitutional, inhumane mandates and restrictions that were imposed upon their provinces.

Here in the Cariboo we have two locations (Wells and 100 Mile House) where the local citizenry doesn’t appear to be concerned about the loss of freedoms and the horrendous repercussions that have resulted from all the forced vaccinations and the false mask mandates, etc.

Coupled with this disturbing issue is the fact that back in the 2018 civic elections held on October 22nd out of an estimated total of 7, 500 people entitled to vote in the City of Quesnel only 1,909 ballots were cast which, when translated into a percentage, meant that around 74% of voters were too apathetic to get off their butt that day and do their democratic duty for what was still (at the time) QUESNEL – Gold Pan City.

For those voters who’ve endured the slings and arrows of outrageous mismanagement and misfeasance by the previous Mayor and the majority of City Councillors it’s now clearly imperative that action is necessary to challenge the old regime and to light a fire under the 75% of potential voters who let their lines go slack back in 2018.

It’s time for the people to rise up and replace the old guard and elect those who are willing to stand up to all the feigned ‘authority’ that we’ve witnessed over the past 4 years and the best place to begin will be to support former City Councillor Ron Paull in his bid to be Quesnel’s next Mayor.

Full Text of Vladimir Putin’s September 30th, 2022 Speech

Published by the Kremlin’s official website

Citizens of Russia, citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, deputies of the State Duma, senators of the Russian Federation,


As you know, referendums have been held in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The ballots have been counted and the results have been announced. The people have made their unequivocal choice.


Today we will sign treaties on the accession of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Lugansk People’s Republic, Zaporozhye Region and Kherson Region to the Russian Federation. I have no doubt that the Federal Assembly will support the constitutional laws on the accession to Russia and the establishment of four new regions, our new constituent entities of the Russian Federation, because this is the will of millions of people.


It is undoubtedly their right, an inherent right sealed in Article 1 of the UN Charter, which directly states the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.


I repeat, it is an inherent right of the people. It is based on our historical affinity, and it is that right that led generations of our predecessors, those who built and defended Russia for centuries since the period of Ancient Rus, to victory.


Here in Novorossiya, [Pyotr] Rumyantsev, [Alexander] Suvorov and [Fyodor] Ushakov fought their battles, and Catherine the Great and [Grigory] Potemkin founded new cities. Our grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought here to the bitter end during the Great Patriotic War.


We will always remember the heroes of the Russian Spring, those who refused to accept the neo-Nazi coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014, all those who died for the right to speak their native language, to preserve their culture, traditions and religion, and for the very right to live. We remember the soldiers of Donbass, the martyrs of the “Odessa Khatyn,” the victims of inhuman terrorist attacks carried out by the Kiev regime. We commemorate volunteers and militiamen, civilians, children, women, senior citizens, Russians, Ukrainians, people of various nationalities; popular leader of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko; military commanders Arsen Pavlov and Vladimir Zhoga, Olga Kochura and Alexei Mozgovoy; prosecutor of the Lugansk Republic Sergei Gorenko; paratrooper Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov and all our soldiers and officers who died a hero’s death during the special military operation. They are heroes. Heroes of great Russia. Please join me in a minute of silence to honour their memory.


Behind the choice of millions of residents in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, is our common destiny and thousand-year history. People have passed this spiritual connection on to their children and grandchildren. Despite all the trials they endured, they carried the love for Russia through the years. This is something no one can destroy. That is why both older generations and young people – those who were born after the tragic collapse of the Soviet Union – have voted for our unity, for our common future.


In 1991 in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, representatives of the party elite of that time made a decision to terminate the Soviet Union, without asking ordinary citizens what they wanted, and people suddenly found themselves cut off from their homeland. This tore apart and dismembered our national community and triggered a national catastrophe. Just like the government quietly demarcated the borders of Soviet republics, acting behind the scenes after the 1917 revolution, the last leaders of the Soviet Union, contrary to the direct expression of the will of the majority of people in the referendum of 1991, destroyed our great country, and simply made the people in the former republics face this as an accomplished fact.


I can admit that they didn’t even know what they were doing and what consequences their actions would have in the end. But it doesn’t matter now. There is no Soviet Union anymore; we cannot return to the past. Actually, Russia no longer needs it today; this isn’t our ambition. But there is nothing stronger than the determination of millions of people who, by their culture, religion, traditions, and language, consider themselves part of Russia, whose ancestors lived in a single country for centuries. There is nothing stronger than their determination to return to their true historical homeland.


For eight long years, people in Donbass were subjected to genocide, shelling and blockades; in Kherson and Zaporozhye, a criminal policy was pursued to cultivate hatred for Russia, for everything Russian. Now too, during the referendums, the Kiev regime threatened schoolteachers, women who worked in election commissions with reprisals and death. Kiev threatened millions of people who came to express their will with repression. But the people of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson weren’t broken, and they had their say.


I want the Kiev authorities and their true handlers in the West to hear me now, and I want everyone to remember this: the people living in Lugansk and Donetsk, in Kherson and Zaporozhye have become our citizens, forever.


We call on the Kiev regime to immediately cease fire and all hostilities; to end the war it unleashed back in 2014 and return to the negotiating table. We are ready for this, as we have said more than once. But the choice of the people in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson will not be discussed. The decision has been made, and Russia will not betray it. Kiev’s current authorities should respect this free expression of the people’s will; there is no other way. This is the only way to peace.


We will defend our land with all the forces and resources we have, and we will do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people. This is the great liberating mission of our nation.


We will definitely rebuild the destroyed cities and towns, the residential buildings, schools, hospitals, theatres and museums. We will restore and develop industrial enterprises, factories, infrastructure, as well as the social security, pension, healthcare and education systems.


We will certainly work to improve the level of security. Together we will make sure that citizens in the new regions can feel the support of all the people of Russia, of the entire nation, all the republics, territories and regions of our vast Motherland.


Friends, colleagues.


Today I would like to address our soldiers and officers who are taking part in the special military operation, the fighters of Donbass and Novorossiya, those who went to military recruitment offices after receiving a call-up paper under the executive order on partial mobilisation, and those who did this voluntarily, answering the call of their hearts. I would like to address their parents, wives and children, to tell them what our people are fighting for, what kind of enemy we are up against, and who is pushing the world into new wars and crises and deriving blood-stained benefits from this tragedy.


Our compatriots, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are part of our united people have seen with their own eyes what the ruling class of the so-called West have prepared for humanity as a whole. They have dropped their masks and shown what they are really made of.


When the Soviet Union collapsed, the West decided that the world and all of us would permanently accede to its dictates. In 1991, the West thought that Russia would never rise after such shocks and would fall to pieces on its own. This almost happened. We remember the horrible 1990s, hungry, cold and hopeless. But Russia remained standing, came alive, grew stronger and occupied its rightful place in the world.


Meanwhile, the West continued and continues looking for another chance to strike a blow at us, to weaken and break up Russia, which they have always dreamed about, to divide our state and set our peoples against each other, and to condemn them to poverty and extinction. They cannot rest easy knowing that there is such a great country with this huge territory in the world, with its natural wealth, resources and people who cannot and will not do someone else’s bidding.


The West is ready to cross every line to preserve the neo-colonial system which allows it to live off the world, to plunder it thanks to the domination of the dollar and technology, to collect an actual tribute from humanity, to extract its primary source of unearned prosperity, the rent paid to the hegemon. The preservation of this annuity is their main, real and absolutely self-serving motivation. This is why total de-sovereignisation is in their interest. This explains their aggression towards independent states, traditional values and authentic cultures, their attempts to undermine international and integration processes, new global currencies and technological development centres they cannot control. It is critically important for them to force all countries to surrender their sovereignty to the United States.
In certain countries, the ruling elites voluntarily agree to do this, voluntarily agree to become vassals; others are bribed or intimidated. And if this does not work, they destroy entire states, leaving behind humanitarian disasters, devastation, ruins, millions of wrecked and mangled human lives, terrorist enclaves, social disaster zones, protectorates, colonies and semi-colonies. They don’t care. All they care about is their own benefit.


I want to underscore again that their insatiability and determination to preserve their unfettered dominance are the real causes of the hybrid war that the collective West is waging against Russia. They do not want us to be free; they want us to be a colony. They do not want equal cooperation; they want to loot. They do not want to see us a free society, but a mass of soulless slaves.


They see our thought and our philosophy as a direct threat. That is why they target our philosophers for assassination. Our culture and art present a danger to them, so they are trying to ban them. Our development and prosperity are also a threat to them because competition is growing. They do not want or need Russia, but we do.


I would like to remind you that in the past, ambitions of world domination have repeatedly shattered against the courage and resilience of our people. Russia will always be Russia. We will continue to defend our values and our Motherland.


The West is counting on impunity, on being able to get away with anything. As a matter of fact, this was actually the case until recently. Strategic security agreements have been trashed; agreements reached at the highest political level have been declared tall tales; firm promises not to expand NATO to the east gave way to dirty deception as soon as our former leaders bought into them; missile defence, intermediate-range and shorter-range missile treaties have been unilaterally dismantled under far-fetched pretexts.


And all we hear is, the West is insisting on a rules-based order. Where did that come from anyway? Who has ever seen these rules? Who agreed or approved them? Listen, this is just a lot of nonsense, utter deceit, double standards, or even triple standards! They must think we’re stupid.


Russia is a great thousand-year-old power, a whole civilization, and it is not going to live by such makeshift, false rules.


It was the so-called West that trampled on the principle of the inviolability of borders, and now it is deciding, at its own discretion, who has the right to self-determination and who does not, who is unworthy of it. It is unclear what their decisions are based on or who gave them the right to decide in the first place. They just assumed it.


That is why the choice of the people in Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson makes them so furiously angry. The West does not have any moral right to weigh in, or even utter a word about freedom of democracy. It does not and it never did.


Western elites not only deny national sovereignty and international law. Their hegemony has pronounced features of totalitarianism, despotism and apartheid. They brazenly divide the world into their vassals – the so-called civilized countries – and all the rest, who, according to the designs of today’s Western racists, should be added to the list of barbarians and savages. False labels like “rogue country” or “authoritarian regime” are already available, and are used to stigmatize entire nations and states, which is nothing new. There is nothing new in this: deep down, the Western elites have remained the same colonizers. They discriminate and divide peoples into the top tier and the rest.


We have never agreed to and will never agree to such political nationalism and racism. What else, if not racism, is the Russophobia being spread around the world? What, if not racism, is the West’s dogmatic conviction that its civilization and neoliberal culture is an indisputable model for the entire world to follow? “You’re either with us or against us.” It even sounds strange.


Western elites are even shifting repentance for their own historical crimes on everyone else, demanding that the citizens of their countries and other peoples confess to things they have nothing to do with at all, for example, the period of colonial conquests.


It is worth reminding the West that it began its colonial policy back in the Middle Ages, followed by the worldwide slave trade, the genocide of Indian tribes in America, the plunder of India and Africa, the wars of England and France against China, as a result of which it was forced to open its ports to the opium trade. What they did was get entire nations hooked on drugs and purposefully exterminated entire ethnic groups for the sake of grabbing land and resources, hunting people like animals. This is contrary to human nature, truth, freedom and justice.


While we – we are proud that in the 20th century our country led the anti-colonial movement, which opened up opportunities for many peoples around the world to make progress, reduce poverty and inequality, and defeat hunger and disease.


To emphasize, one of the reasons for the centuries-old Russophobia, the Western elites’ unconcealed animosity toward Russia is precisely the fact that we did not allow them to rob us during the period of colonial conquests and forced the Europeans to trade with us on mutually beneficial terms. This was achieved by creating a strong centralized state in Russia, which grew and got stronger based on the great moral values of Orthodox Christianity, Islam, [censored] and Buddhism, as well as Russian culture and the Russian word that were open to all.


There were numerous plans to invade Russia. Such attempts were made during the Time of Troubles in the 17th century and in the period of ordeals after the 1917 revolution. All of them failed. The West managed to grab hold of Russia’s wealth only in the late 20th century, when the state had been destroyed. They called us friends and partners, but they treated us like a colony, using various schemes to pump trillions of dollars out of the country. We remember. We have not forgotten anything.
A few days ago, people in Donetsk and Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye declared their support for restoring our historical unity. Thank you!


Western countries have been saying for centuries that they bring freedom and democracy to other nations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead of bringing democracy they suppressed and exploited, and instead of giving freedom they enslaved and oppressed. The unipolar world is inherently anti-democratic and unfree; it is false and hypocritical through and through.


The United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons twice, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. And they created a precedent.


Recall that during WWII the United States and Britain reduced Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne and many other German cities to rubble, without the least military necessity. It was done ostentatiously and, to repeat, without any military necessity. They had only one goal, as with the nuclear bombing of Japanese cities: to intimidate our country and the rest of the world.


The United States left a deep scar in the memory of the people of Korea and Vietnam with their carpet bombings and use of napalm and chemical weapons.


It actually continues to occupy Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea and other countries, which they cynically refer to as equals and allies. Look now, what kind of alliance is that? The whole world knows that the top officials in these countries are being spied on and that their offices and homes are bugged. It is a disgrace, a disgrace for those who do this and for those who, like slaves, silently and meekly swallow this arrogant behaviour.


They call the orders and threats they make to their vassals Euro-Atlantic solidarity, and the creation of biological weapons and the use of human test subjects, including in Ukraine, noble medical research.


It is their destructive policies, wars and plunder that have unleashed today’s massive wave of migrants. Millions of people endure hardships and humiliation or die by the thousands trying to reach Europe.


They are exporting grain from Ukraine now. Where are they taking it under the guise of ensuring the food security of the poorest countries? Where is it going? They are taking it to the self-same European countries. Only five percent has been delivered to the poorest countries. More cheating and naked deception again.


In effect, the American elite is using the tragedy of these people to weaken its rivals, to destroy nation states. This goes for Europe and for the identities of France, Italy, Spain and other countries with centuries-long histories.


Washington demands more and more sanctions against Russia and the majority of European politicians obediently go along with it. They clearly understand that by pressuring the EU to completely give up Russian energy and other resources, the United States is practically pushing Europe toward deindustrialization in a bid to get its hands on the entire European market. These European elites understand everything – they do, but they prefer to serve the interests of others. This is no longer servility but direct betrayal of their own peoples. God bless, it is up to them.


But the Anglo-Saxons believe sanctions are no longer enough and now they have turned to subversion. It seems incredible but it is a fact – by causing explosions on Nord Stream’s international gas pipelines passing along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, they have actually embarked on the destruction of Europe’s entire energy infrastructure. It is clear to everyone who stands to gain. Those who benefit are responsible, of course.


The dictates of the US are backed up by crude force, on the law of the fist. Sometimes it is beautifully wrapped sometimes there is no wrapping at all but the gist is the same – the law of the fist. Hence, the deployment and maintenance of hundreds of military bases in all corners of the world, NATO expansion, and attempts to cobble together new military alliances, such as AUKUS and the like. Much is being done to create a Washington-Seoul-Tokyo military-political chain. All states that possess or aspire to genuine strategic sovereignty and are capable of challenging Western hegemony, are automatically declared enemies.


These are the principles that underlie US and NATO military doctrines that require total domination. Western elites are presenting their neocolonialist plans with the same hypocrisy, claiming peaceful intentions, talking about some kind of deterrence. This evasive word migrates from one strategy to another but really only means one thing – undermining any and all sovereign centres of power.


We have already heard about the deterrence of Russia, China and Iran. I believe next in line are other countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, as well as current US partners and allies. After all, we know that when they are displeased, they introduce sanctions against their allies as well – against this or that bank or company. This is their practice and they will expand it. They have everything in their sights, including our next-door neighbours – the CIS countries.


At the same time, the West has clearly been engaged in wishful thinking for a long time. In launching the sanctions blitzkrieg against Russia, for example, they thought that they could once again line up the whole world at their command. As it turns out, however, such a bright prospect does not excite everyone – other than complete political masochists and admirers of other unconventional forms of international relations. Most states refuse to ”snap a salute“ and instead choose the sensible path of cooperation with Russia.


The West clearly did not expect such insubordination. They simply got used to acting according to a template, to grab whatever they please, by blackmail, bribery, intimidation, and convinced themselves that these methods would work forever, as if they had fossilized in the past.


Such self-confidence is a direct product not only of the notorious concept of exceptionalism – although it never ceases to amaze – but also of the real “information hunger” in the West. The truth has been drowned in an ocean of myths, illusions and fakes, using extremely aggressive propaganda and lying. The more unbelievable the lie, the quicker people will believe it – that is how they operate, according to this principle.


But people cannot be fed with printed dollars and euros. You can’t feed them with those pieces of paper, and the virtual, inflated capitalization of western social media companies can’t heat their homes. Everything I am saying is important. And what I just said is no less so: you can’t feed anyone with paper – you need food; and you can’t heat anyone’s home with these inflated capitalizations – you need energy.


That is why politicians in Europe have to convince their fellow citizens to eat less, take a shower less often and dress warmer at home. And those who start asking fair questions like “Why is that, in fact?” are immediately declared enemies, extremists and radicals. They point back at Russia and say: that is the source of all your troubles. More lies.


I want to make special note of the fact that there is every reason to believe that the Western elites are not going to look for constructive ways out of the global food and energy crisis that they and they alone are to blame for, as a result of their long-term policy, dating back long before our special military operation in Ukraine, in Donbass. They have no intention of solving the problems of injustice and inequality. I am afraid they would rather use other formulas they are more comfortable with.


And here it is important to recall that the West bailed itself out of its early 20th century challenges with World War I. Profits from World War II helped the United States finally overcome the Great Depression and become the largest economy in the world, and to impose on the planet the power of the dollar as a global reserve currency. And the 1980s crisis – things came to a head in the 1980s again – the West emerged from it unscathed largely by appropriating the inheritance and resources of the collapsed and defunct Soviet Union. That’s a fact.


Now, in order to free itself from the latest web of challenges, they need to dismantle Russia as well as other states that choose a sovereign path of development, at all costs, to be able to further plunder other nations’ wealth and use it to patch their own holes. If this does not happen, I cannot rule out that they will try to trigger a collapse of the entire system, and blame everything on that, or, God forbid, decide to use the old formula of economic growth through war.


Russia is aware of its responsibility to the international community and will make every effort to ensure that cooler heads prevail.


The current neocolonial model is ultimately doomed; this much is obvious. But I repeat that its real masters will cling to it to the end. They simply have nothing to offer the world except to maintain the same system of plundering and racketeering.


They do not give a damn about the natural right of billions of people, the majority of humanity, to freedom and justice, the right to determine their own future. They have already moved on to the radical denial of moral, religious, and family values.


Let’s answer some very simple questions for ourselves. Now I would like to return to what I said and want to address also all citizens of the country – not just the colleagues that are in the hall – but all citizens of Russia: do we want to have here, in our country, in Russia,“parent number one, parent number two and parent number three” (they have completely lost it!) instead of mother and father? Do we want our schools to impose on our children, from their earliest days in school, perversions that lead to degradation and extinction? Do we want to drum into their heads the ideas that certain other genders exist along with women and men and to offer them gender reassignment surgery? Is that what we want for our country and our children? This is all unacceptable to us. We have a different future of our own.


Let me repeat that the dictatorship of the Western elites targets all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves. This is a challenge to all. This complete renunciation of what it means to be human, the overthrow of faith and traditional values, and the suppression of freedom are coming to resemble a “religion in reverse” – pure Satanism. Exposing false messiahs, Jesus Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” These poisonous fruits are already obvious to people, and not only in our country but also in all countries, including many people in the West itself.


The world has entered a period of a fundamental, revolutionary transformation. New centres of power are emerging. They represent the majority – the majority! – of the international community. They are ready not only to declare their interests but also to protect them. They see in multipolarity an opportunity to strengthen their sovereignty, which means gaining genuine freedom, historical prospects, and the right to their own independent, creative and distinctive forms of development, to a harmonious process.


As I have already said, we have many like-minded people in Europe and the United States, and we feel and see their support. An essentially emancipatory, anti-colonial movement against unipolar hegemony is taking shape in the most diverse countries and societies. Its power will only grow with time. It is this force that will determine our future geopolitical reality.


Friends,


Today, we are fighting for a just and free path, first of all for ourselves, for Russia, in order to leave dictate and despotism in the past. I am convinced that countries and peoples understand that a policy based on the exceptionalism of whoever it may be and the suppression of other cultures and peoples is inherently criminal, and that we must close this shameful chapter. The ongoing collapse of Western hegemony is irreversible. And I repeat: things will never be the same.


The battlefield to which destiny and history have called us is a battlefield for our people, for the great historical Russia. For the great historical Russia, for future generations, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We must protect them against enslavement and monstrous experiments that are designed to cripple their minds and souls.


Today, we are fighting so that it would never occur to anyone that Russia, our people, our language, or our culture can be erased from history. Today, we need a consolidated society, and this consolidation can only be based on sovereignty, freedom, creation, and justice. Our values are humanity, mercy and compassion.


And I want to close with the words of a true patriot Ivan Ilyin: “If I consider Russia my Motherland, that means that I love as a Russian, contemplate and think, sing and speak as a Russian; that I believe in the spiritual strength of the Russian people. Its spirit is my spirit; its destiny is my destiny; its suffering is my grief; and its prosperity is my joy.”


Behind these words stands a glorious spiritual choice, which, for more than a thousand years of Russian statehood, was followed by many generations of our ancestors. Today, we are making this choice; the citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and the residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have made this choice. They made the choice to be with their people, to be with their Motherland, to share in its destiny, and to be victorious together with it.


The truth is with us, and behind us is Russia!

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Alberta commands RCMP to ignore Ottawa’s firearms confiscation orders

By

Rachel Emmanuel

September 26, 2022

The Alberta government will intervene in ongoing challenges of the Trudeau government’s firearms bans and take action to prevent Ottawa from conscripting Alberta RCMP officers to collect those firearms, Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro announced Monday. 


Shandro said federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino asked the province to help confiscate 30,000 newly-restricted firearms beginning this fall.

Those firearms were purchased legally and the province will not aid the federal government in confiscating them, Shandro said. The province will also go a step further and seek to intervene in six ongoing judicial review applications challenging the constitutionality of the federal firearm prohibition legislation, he said.


 “As intervenors, we would be able to offer the Court arguments based on the specific challenges that the federal legislation has created for Alberta’s law abiding firearms community and advanced legal arguments that the federal government has overreached with its plan to ban 1500 models of firearms,” the minister said.


In May 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he was banning more than 1,500 models of firearms, including AR-15s. Owners of these guns would have a two-year amnesty period to come into compliance with the prohibition, he said at the time.


The Liberals said they plan on spending up to $250 million buying back the guns. 

In March, the federal government extended the amnesty period for 2,015 banned firearms — a move the industry says it expected due to the “staggering costs and enormous manpower” Ottawa requires to confiscate the property. 


The Liberal government said the order, set to expire in April, would be extended until October 2023.


Shandro said the province also learned the federal government intends to conscript provincial RCMP officers to act as confiscation agents as part of its “buyback program.”


“Alberta taxpayers pay over $750 million per year for the RCMP and we will not tolerate taking officers off the streets, in order to confiscate the property of law-abiding firearms owners,” Shandro said.


In response, Shandro said he used authorities under the Provincial Police Service Agreement — the agreement Alberta has with the federal government to contract provincial policing. 

The Minister said he wrote to the commanding officer of the RCMP in Alberta to formally identify the confiscation program as an activity that is not “objective priority or goal of the province or the Provincial Police Service” and that the use of RCMP resources would be contrary to the effective and efficient delivery of police services. 


“Consequently, the RCMP should refuse to participate,” Shandro said.


If the federal government still directs RCMP to serve as confiscation agents, Alberta will formally dispute any attempt to do so by invoking the dispute resolution clause in Article 23 of the Provincial Police Service Agreement, Shandro said.


Shandro said Ottawa’s confiscation is politically-motivated and will do nothing to make Alberta a safer place or to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms. Ottawa’s move to label firearms as “assault” weapons is a label “designed to scare Canadians who are unfamiliar with firearms,” Shandro said. 


“In the description based purely on their appearance, and not on any unusual danger that they pose or mechanical capability that they possess,” he said.

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No Retreat, No Surrender! Quesnel Civic Elections 2022

Quesnel Civic Elections:
A Return to Normal and a Time for Healing

The last three years on planet Earth were a precursor to what will be coming down the track for humanity as a whole if things generally don’t take a radical turn back to square one, i.e. 2019.

This is not to suggest that everything was hunky dory then but, by comparison to today, it was a virtual paradise.

When the global power elite decided to go on an open attack with their Covid-1984 card they’d had up their serpentine sleeve for some years – a brutal bushwhack encompassing every nation in the world – the pre-meditated ambush took the general population by surprise and the resulting destruction to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has not abated since.

The Cariboo region of central British Columbia, along with every level of government within it, was no exception and any effort today to try and ‘mask’ the matter and the negative effects upon the way of life that we previously enjoyed won’t serve the greater good of local citizens or mitigate the problems that it has created in our lives. The time for radical change is NOW! Another four years of this madness is unacceptable for anyone who respects and wishes to retain their sovereignty and their safety.

That said it’s imperative those now running for office in the upcoming civil elections address this issue during the campaigning and not try to side-line it with all sorts of minor issues like pot-holes in the streets, housing problems, by-passes that have been on the back burner for the past 50 years and numerous other local concerns that any intelligent tax-paying person would assume ought to be addressed.

Quesnel needs a Mayor and Councillors who are truly hipped to what the hell’s been going on world-wide and, should they gain the confidence of the voting public, won’t turn a blind eye to the threat that these past three years have subtlety imposed upon the city.

The health and well-being of the citizens (mentally/physically and economically), must take priority over all these other non-critical issues. To neglect this will only continue to weaken and disenfranchise the citizenry and perpetuate the growing fear and anxiety that so many people now feel when it comes to political matters and the retention of our collective sovereignty.

Above all else though the current Mayor of Quesnel, Bob Simpson, MUST GO!

It’s beyond high time that we elect a new Captain to pilot the Gold Pan City’s ship over the troubled waters that Quesnel has been through over the past three years and will continue to face in the years ahead. The last thing we need at this point in Quesnel’s civic life is an arrogant, kowtowing, ass-kissing, ego-bound, tyrannical commissar who’s unwilling to listen to the voice of the common folks. We should have realized this when the issue of his theft of the Gold Pan City sign at the intersection of Hwy. 97 and Hwy. 26 (Barkerville Hwy) occurred back in ???

The manner in which Bob Simpson and the majority of his lackey Councillors harassed and intimidated Councillor Ron Paull over the theft of the Gold Pan City sign and it’s relocation to the rail yard in downtown Quesnel was a prime example of the ‘arrogance of power’ that currently possesses the majority of today’s City Council. This is an issue that has to addressed and rectified if the city is to move ahead in a harmonious way in the times ahead.

Judging from what the corporate media (Black Press) is saying and what is appearing on social media it looks like there will be a number of new candidates running for office this election. That is a good thing provided that their platforms offer the citizens viable alternatives to what the current crew of burgher brains have offered up over the past three years and longer.

As Editor and Publisher of the Cariboo Sentinel I would extend a hearty welcome to them all and if anyone wishes to present their platform online via this site the invitation stands. I am willing to do interviews and advertising gratis. Just contact me at the following email address: editorcs@nym.hush.com

Action4Canada: Legal Action Update May 31st, 2022

Tanya Gaw, founder of Action4Canada, gives an update after the court proceeding addressed the Motion to Strike set forth by the defendants named in Action4Canada’s Statement of Claim. 

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Thank you to everyone who attended in person at the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver. The court was filled to capacity (78 seats) plus there were another 50-70 people outside of the court room.

The court proceeding addressed the Motion to Strike set forth by the defendants named in Action4Canada’s Statement of Claim. Justice Alan Ross presided.

It was an amazing day in court watching Rocco Galati in action. Rocco was brilliant as he argued the merits of the case in opposition to the Motion to Strike. 

Rocco pointed out that this is not a straightforward case such as a truck hitting a bicycle, but rather one of extreme complexity and huge public interest.

Rocco meticulously provided case law, both Canadian and International, to defend our position as well as facts supported by evidence, to counter the defense’s accusation that the case was founded on “conspiracy theories.” Mr. Galati advised Justice Ross that the case is not based on conspiracy theories but rather facts, and that he can provide the evidence proving that Bill Gates funds GAVI and the WHO; Bonnie Henry has ties to Bill Gates and the WHO; Teresa Tam is tied to the WHO; Justin Trudeau paid a billion dollars to Bill Gates; and many more important points.

The proceedings began at 10:00am PST and there were ‘seven’ lawyers representing the defendants.

Mr. Witten, the lead counsel for John Horgan, Bonnie Henry and the other provincial crown defendants, was the first to speak and provided a very weak submission. Mr. Witten provided no evidence to support his vague allegations and argument that the Statement of Claim was “replete with groundless conspiracy theories, deficient in substance, frivolous, convoluted, scandalous, irrelevant, costly, an embarrassment and an abuse of the court’s process.” Mr. Witten made further claims that the Notices of Liability were threatening and intimidating to those who received them and that the delivery of said documents was harassment.

Mr. Witten spoke for more than hour and covered several sections of the Statement of Claim (SOC) in great detail. It was impressive to hear the merits of the case being spoken by the defense and at times it became difficult to know if he was representing the defendants or the plaintiffs. As Mr. Witten read through the details of the Statement of Claim it only legitimized our position that the government has indeed violated the Constitutional rights of Canadians, caused irreparable harm and over-stepped their authority.

The lawyers representing the additional defendants named in the SOC provided their submissions and it was clear that they also had no argument or evidence to support their reasons for the Motion to Strike.

There was a break for lunch and upon returning to the court at 1:30pm PST Rocco began his response. As mentioned above it was nothing less than brilliant and something to behold.

Mr. Galati not only challenged Mr. Witten for referring to the case as a conspiracy theory but also for making the absurd statement that it would be too much work and too costly to proceed with this case. Mr. Galati called out the provincial governments and the Prime Minister for spending an accumulative 1.2 trillion dollars on COVID-19 measures and that by comparison, the cost for the case would be inconsequential.

Rocco brought to the attention of the court Mr. Witten’s lame and offensive efforts to discredit him by reporting that Rocco had 10 cases which were dismissed due to Motions to Strike, but conveniently failed to point out Rocco’s nearly 600 reported cases that were won. None of his wins were revealed by Witten. Rocco pointed these facts out to remind the court that previous wins and losses are irrelevant. The Case at hand is the only issue.

Mr. Witten further failed to mention the thousands of cases that Rocco has argued in his 34 year career and the many wins he has achieved. Justice Ross thanked Mr. Galati for the information and it rightfully elevated the level of respect due to Rocco.

In closing, Rocco stood on the merits of the case and that it is a matter of public interest and should not be dismissed. Rocco added, “the Constitution does not kneel, bend nor kiss the feet of public health officers, or any public officials, including the legislatures.”

There is so much more to report but these are some of the highlights. Live updates were posted during the proceedings.

The defense lawyers were then given the opportunity to reply but ZERO replied! None of them had a rebuttal! This is because they could not respond to Rocco’s correction of the defendant’s counsel’s embarrassing mis-statement and ignorance of Constitutional law and rights pleaded.

We now await Justice Ross’ decision which may take up to 30 days. We will make an announcement once the information is made available to us.

To access the Court docs visit the Legal Action Page.

Remember: Freedom of speech, thought, belief and the right to life, liberty and security of the person are guaranteed. We do not need to beg, barter or ask for them…they are ours for the taking.

Please consider becoming a monthly donor and help Action4Canada continue to bring solutions and hope to the nation!

God bless you and God bless Canada!

The Team @
Action4Canada

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Update from the Editor

Greetings Readers. It’s been a rather inordinate length of time since I last posted to the site, so much so that I feel it’s necessary to provide an explanation.

On January 25th of 2022 my wife and I received word that our youngest son, Shashone Topham, had suddenly died while on a short trip to Kamloops, B.C. It was totally unexpected and for obvious reasons threw a monkey wrench into our lives, one that is still causing us untold grief, pain and anguish.

The world of course continues on in its petty pace toward God only knows what.

I will do my best to resume publishing articles of interest but I’m also very busy at this time dealing with our son’s estate. He didn’t leave a Will and that has created immense problems which must be dealt with.

I have created a GoGetFunding site in order to help defray the costs associated with all the legal aspects. If anyone is so inclined and can help out please feel free to go to it here.

Sincerely,

Arthur Topham

Editor/Publisher

Ellen Brown: The Coming Global Financial Revolution: Russia Is Following the American Playbook

The Coming Global Financial Revolution:

Russia Is Following the American Playbook

By Ellen Brown

Foreign critics have long chafed at the “exorbitant privilege” of the U.S. dollar as global reserve currency. The U.S. can issue this currency backed by nothing but the “full faith and credit of the United States.” Foreign governments, needing dollars, not only accept them in trade but buy U.S. securities with them, effectively funding the U.S. government and its foreign wars. But no government has been powerful enough to break that arrangement – until now. How did that happen and what will it mean for the U.S. and global economies?

The Rise and Fall of the PetroDollar 

First, some history: The U.S. dollar was adopted as the global reserve currency at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, when the dollar was still backed by gold on global markets. The agreement was that gold and the dollar would be accepted interchangeably as global reserves, the dollars to be redeemable in gold on demand at $35 an ounce. Exchange rates of other currencies were fixed against the dollar. 

But that deal was broken after President Lyndon Johnson’s “guns and butter” policy exhausted the U.S. kitty by funding war in Vietnam along with his “Great Society” social programs at home. French President Charles de Gaulle, suspecting the U.S. was running out of money, cashed in a major portion of France’s dollars for gold and threatened to cash in the rest; and other countries followed suit or threatened to. 

In 1971, President Richard Nixon ended the convertibility of the dollar to gold internationally (known as “closing the gold window”), in order to avoid draining U.S. gold reserves. The value of the dollar then plummeted relative to other currencies on global exchanges. To prop it up, Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made a deal with Saudi Arabia and the OPEC countries that OPEC would sell oil only in dollars, and that the dollars would be deposited in Wall Street and City of London banks. In return, the U.S. would defend the OPEC countries militarily. Economic researcher William Engdahl also presents evidence of a promise that the price of oil would be quadrupled. An oil crisis triggered by a brief Middle Eastern war did cause the price of oil to quadruple, and the OPEC agreement was finalized in 1974.

The deal held firm until 2000, when Saddam Hussein broke it by selling Iraqi oil in euros. Libyan president Omar Qaddafi followed suit. Both presidents wound up assassinated, and their countries were decimated in war with the United States. Canadian researcher Matthew Ehret observes:

“We should not forget that the Sudan-Libya-Egypt alliance under the combined leadership of Mubarak, Qadhafi and Bashir, had moved to establish a new gold-backed financial system outside of the IMF/World Bank to fund large scale development in Africa. Had this program not been undermined by a NATO-led destruction of Libya, the carving up of Sudan and regime change in Egypt, then the world would have seen the emergence of a major regional block of African states shaping their own destinies outside of the rigged game of Anglo-American controlled finance for the first time in history.”

The Rise of the PetroRuble

The first challenge by a major power to what became known as the petrodollar has come in 2022. In the month after the Ukraine conflict began, the U.S. and its European allies imposed heavy financial sanctions on Russia in response to the illegal military invasion. The Western measures included freezing nearly half of the Russian central bank’s 640 billion U.S. dollars in financial reserves, expelling several of Russia’s largest banks from the SWIFT global payment system, imposing export controls aimed at limiting Russia’s access to advanced technologies, closing down their airspace and ports to Russian planes and ships, and instituting personal sanctions against senior Russian officials and high-profile tycoons. Worried Russians rushed to withdraw rubles from their banks, and the value of the ruble plunged on global markets just as the U.S. dollar had in the early 1970s. 

The trust placed in the U.S. dollar as global reserve currency, backed by “the full faith and credit of the United States,” had finally been fully broken. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a speech on March 16 that the U.S. and EU had defaulted on their obligations, and that freezing Russia’s reserves marks the end of the reliability of so-called first class assets. On March 23, Putin announced that Russia’s natural gas would be sold to “unfriendly countries” only in Russian rubles, rather than the euros or dollars currently used. Forty-eight nations are counted by Russia as “unfriendly,” including the United States, Britain, Ukraine, Switzerland, South Korea, Singapore, Norway, Canada and Japan. 

Putin noted that more than half the global population remains “friendly” to Russia. Countries not voting to support the sanctions include two major powers – China and India – along with major oil producer Venezuela, Turkey, and other countries in the “Global South.” “Friendly” countries, said Putin, could now buy from Russia in various currencies.

On March 24, Russian lawmaker Pavel Zavalny said at a news conference that gas could be sold to the West for rubles or gold, and to “friendly” countries for either national currency or bitcoin.

Energy ministers from the G7 nations rejected Putin’s demand, claiming it violated gas contract terms requiring sale in euros or dollars. But on March 28, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia was “not engaged in charity” and won’t supply gas to Europe for free (which it would be doing if sales were in euros or dollars it cannot currently use in trade). Sanctions themselves are a breach of the agreement to honour the currencies on global markets. 

Bloomberg reports that on March 30, Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower Russian house of parliament, suggested in a Telegram post that Russia may expand the list of commodities for which it demands payment from the West in rubles (or gold) to include grain, oil, metals and more. Russia’s economy is much smaller than that of the U.S. and the European Union, but Russia is a major global supplier of key commodities – including not just oil, natural gas and grains, but timber, fertilizers, nickel, titanium, palladium, coal, nitrogen, and rare earth metals used in the production of computer chips, electric vehicles and airplanes. 

On April 2, Russian gas giant Gazprom officially halted all deliveries to Europe via the Yamal-Europe pipeline, a critical artery for European energy supplies.

U.K. professor of economics Richard Werner calls the Russian move a clever one – a replay of what the U.S. did in the 1970s. To get Russian commodities, “unfriendly” countries will have to buy rubles, driving up the value of the ruble on global exchanges just as the need for petrodollars propped up the U.S. dollar after 1973. Indeed, by March 30, the ruble had already risen to where it was a month earlier. 

A Page Out of the “American System” Playbook

Russia is following the U.S. not just in hitching its national currency to sales of a critical commodity but in an earlier protocol – what 19th century American leaders called the “American System” of sovereign money and credit. Its three pillars were (a) federal subsidies for internal improvements and to nurture the nation’s fledgling industries, (b) tariffs to protect those industries, and (c) easy credit issued by a national bank.

Michael Hudson,  a research professor of economics and author of “Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire” among many other books, notes that the sanctions are forcing Russia to do what it has been reluctant to do itself – cut reliance on imports and develop its own industries and infrastructure. The effect, he says, is equivalent to that of protective tariffs. In an article titled “The American Empire Self-destructs,” Hudson writes of the Russian sanctions (which actually date back to 2014): 

“Russia had remained too enthralled by free-market ideology to take steps to protect its own agriculture or industry. The United States provided the help that was needed by imposing domestic self-reliance on Russia (via sanctions). When the Baltic states lost the Russian market for cheese and other farm products, Russia quickly created its own cheese and dairy sector – while becoming the world’s leading grain exporter.

Russia is discovering (or is on the verge of discovering) that it does not need U.S. dollars as backing for the ruble’s exchange rate. Its central bank can create the rubles needed to pay domestic wages and finance capital formation. The U.S. confiscations thus may finally lead Russia to end neoliberal monetary philosophy, as Sergei Glaziev has long been advocating in favour of MMT [Modern Monetary Theory]. …

What foreign countries have not done for themselves – replacing the IMF, World Bank and other arms of U.S. diplomacy – American politicians are forcing them to do. Instead of European, Near Eastern and Global South countries breaking away out of their own calculation of their long-term economic interests, America is driving them away, as it has done with Russia and China.”

Glazyev and the Eurasian Reset

Sergei Glazyev, mentioned by Hudson above, is a former adviser to President Vladimir Putin and the Minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasia Economic Commission, the regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). He has proposed using tools similar to those of the “American System,” including converting the Central Bank of Russia to a “national bank” issuing Russia’s own currency and credit for internal development. On February 25, Glazyev published an analysis of U.S. sanctions titled “Sanctions and Sovereignty,” in which he stated:

“[T]he damage caused by US financial sanctions is inextricably linked to the monetary policy of the Bank of Russia  …. Its essence boils down to a tight binding of the ruble issue to export earnings, and the ruble exchange rate to the dollar. In fact, an artificial shortage of money is being created in the economy, and the strict policy of the Central Bank leads to an increase in the cost of lending, which kills business activity and hinders the development of infrastructure in the country.”

Glazyev said that if the central bank replaced the loans withdrawn by its Western partners with its own loans, Russian credit capacity would greatly increase, preventing a decline in economic activity without creating inflation.  

Russia has agreed to sell oil to India in India’s own sovereign currency, the rupee; to China in yuan; and to Turkey in lira. These national currencies can then be spent on the goods and services sold by those countries. Arguably, every country should be able to trade in global markets in its own sovereign currency; that is what a fiat currency is – a medium of exchange backed by the agreement of the people to accept it at value for their goods and services, backed by the “full faith and credit” of the nation. 

But that sort of global barter system would break down just as local barter systems do, if one party to the trade did not want the goods or services of the other party. In that case, some intermediate reserve currency would be necessary to serve as a medium of exchange. Glazyev and his counterparts are working on that. In a translated interview posted on The Saker, Glazyev stated:

“We are currently working on a draft international agreement on the introduction of a new world settlement currency, pegged to the national currencies of the participating countries and to exchange-traded goods that determine real values. We won’t need American and European banks. A new payment system based on modern digital technologies with a blockchain is developing in the world, where banks are losing their importance.” 

Russia and China have both developed alternatives to the SWIFT messaging system from which certain Russian banks have been blocked. London-based commentator Alexander Mercouris makes the interesting observation that going outside SWIFT means Western banks cannot track Russian and Chinese trades.

Geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar sums up the plans for a Eurasian/China financial reset in an article titled “Say Hello to Russian God and Chinese Petroyuan.” He writes:

“It was a long time coming, but finally some key lineaments of the multipolar world’s new foundations are being revealed.

On Friday [March 11], after a videoconference meeting, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China agreed to design the mechanism for an independent international monetary and financial system. The EAEU consists of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Armenia, is establishing free trade deals with other Eurasian nations, and is progressively interconnecting with the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

For all practical purposes, the idea comes from Sergei Glazyev, Russia’s foremost independent economist ….

Quite diplomatically, Glazyev attributed the fruition of the idea to “the common challenges and risks associated with the global economic slowdown and restrictive measures against the EAEU states and China.” 

Translation: as China is as much a Eurasian power as Russia, they need to coordinate their strategies to bypass the US unipolar system.

The Eurasian system will be based on “a new international currency,” most probably with the yuan as reference, calculated as an index of the national currencies of the participating countries, as well as commodity prices. … 

The Eurasian system is bound to become a serious alternative to the US dollar, as the EAEU may attract not only nations that have joined BRI … but also the leading players in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as well as ASEAN. West Asian actors – Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon – will be inevitably interested.”

Exorbitant Privilege or Exorbitant Burden?

If that system succeeds, what will the effect be on the U.S. economy? Investment strategist Lynn Alden writes in a detailed analysis titled “The Fraying of the US Global Currency Reserve System” that there will be short-term pain, but, in the long run, it will benefit the U.S. economy. The subject is complicated, but the bottom line is that reserve currency dominance has resulted in the destruction of our manufacturing base and the buildup of a massive federal debt. Sharing the reserve currency load would have the effect that sanctions are having on the Russian economy – nurturing domestic industries as a tariff would, allowing the American manufacturing base to be rebuilt. 

Other commentators also say that being the sole global reserve currency is less an exorbitant privilege than an exorbitant burden. Losing that status would not end the importance of the U.S. dollar, which is too heavily embedded in global finance to be dislodged. But it could well mean the end of the petrodollar as sole global reserve currency, and the end of the devastating petroleum wars it has funded to maintain its dominance. 

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