Monday, March 17, 2008

Stephen Harper wants to put Canada on the map


Unfortunately this is not the map you want to be on. This particular map indicates (in red) the countries in the world where it is a criminal offense to criticize the government in power.

As for Canada's creeping inclusion on this map, one need only acknowledge Stephen Harper's penchant for threatening legal action to create chill amongst his opponents in the official opposition. he uses the same chill tactic with senors bureaucrats such as the Head of the Canadian Nuclear Regulatory Agency, the Canada Wheat Board or Elections Canada.

Stephen Harper is however his own worst enemy, since on the Cadman matter he issued his own unequivocal self incrimination, by stating:

"The insurance policy for a million dollars, do you know anything about that?" Zytaruk asks.

"I don't know the details. I know that there were discussions," Harper replies on the tape. "This is not for publication?"

"This will be for the book, not for the newspaper," answers Zytaruk, who works for a Surrey newspaper.

Harper goes on to explain on the tape that the offer to Cadman was "only to replace financial considerations he might lose due to an election." He adds that the offer was carried out by people who were "legitimately representing the party."

He also tells Zytaruk that he knew there was little chance Cadman would agree.

"They wanted to do it, but I told them they were wasting their time. I said Chuck had made up his mind," Harper said.



Here's more on the map that you actually don't want Canada to be on. The best way to avoid that outcome is to remove Harper from office:

How to use the map:

The purpose of this map is to raise awareness of the growing problem of government-imposed restrictions and sanctions that limit access to online information and restrict the free expression of opinions, beliefs, and ideas. The .pdf version of the map will be continually updated with notes to track specific incidents, country-by-country, as information becomes available.

Freedom of expression:

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
—Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN General Assembly, 1948
Data Source: Freedom in the World 2008, Freedom House

To learn more about this issue, visit the following sites: http://www.theseventhsun.com/freedom.htm

10 comments:

Dr Mike said...

When I click on the map over Ottawa there is a "black" sucking hole in that location that scares the hell out of me.

As with all "black" holes they are populated by a pointed singularity at the center that has sufficient mass & inward force that all is drawn towards the center.

Also, all "black" holes reach a critical mass at which an escape is possible.

Mr Harper is that pointed singularity which is sucking the life force out of this country--as with any black hole , this cannot continue forever & something has got to give.

Let us just hope that by the time this does occur it is not too late .

Dr Mike.

Oldschool said...

"A Million Dollar Insurance Policy" . . . . for a terminally ill person.
Where do you suppose one would buy such a policy? My first question . . . I would think that would be extremely difficult if not impossible . . . but some seem to think it makes sense. Having discussed this with a friend who managed a large cdn mutual co . . . he said he would sell such a policy for say $1.2 Million.
Now of course if you look at Canada's MSM . . . boy have we got a problem, from the CBC that make it up as they go to the print media . . . they are all singing from the same hymn book. They will say just about anything to get attention, like so many politicians, especially the "Progressives". So why not make them accountable "sue the clowns" . . . maybe they will get the facts before they flap their collective mouths.

Anonymous said...

Hey Old School:

Looking for an insurance policy for someone who is termninally. No problem, anybody can offer such a product. Afterall its just like any other contract with a contingent payement feature. Keep in mind that's what Harper learned it would take to have any hope of getting Cadman to vote with the CONs.

So Harper sent in the two best people in the party to "seal the deal". Harper left the details to others to work out, as per the following self admission of guilt:

“The insurance policy for a million dollars, do you know anything about that?" Zytaruk asks.

"I don't know the details. I know that there were discussions," Harper replies on the tape. "This is not for publication?"

"This will be for the book, not for the newspaper," answers Zytaruk, who works for a Surrey newspaper.

Harper goes on to explain on the tape that the offer to Cadman was "only to replace financial considerations he might lose due to an election." He adds that the offer was carried out by people who were "legitimately representing the party."

He also tells Zytaruk that he knew there was little chance Cadman would agree.

"They wanted to do it, but I told them they were wasting their time. I said Chuck had made up his mind," Harper said.

Dr Mike said...

Can`t wait to see Mr Harper testifying in court---ought to be a hoot & a half.

This is a case where one guy thinks he was defamed.

Old School , what do you think about a lawsuit for negligence & breach of contract from the 2.5 million income trust investors who were promised there would be no new tax .

We will include the other 30 million Canadians who have suffered tax losses as a result of gross negligence by a Finance Minister appointed by Mr Harper.

He hired him , he is responsible.

Your arguments are tired.

Set the court date & let`s see what gives.

Dr Mike.

Loraine Lamontagne said...

OK - enough with that "where would someone buy an insurance policy for a terminally-ill person" - hello bright lights out there...

As an MP, Mr. Cadman had an insurance policy which he could continue contributing to once he no longer was an MP, at a higher rate than he had paying as an MP, WITHOUT HAVING TO SUBMIT TO A MEDICAL. All the group life insurance policies that I am aware of have such a clause. As a matter of fact, as an administrator of group benefits, I am obliged to inform employees who leave our organization of their right to continue paying into their group life insurance policy WITHOUT HAVING TO UNDERGO A MEDICAL. Should I not inform them of that right my company could be sued.

The point is: One would not have had to buy a new policy for Mr. Cadman as he was already covered by one. He only had to extend it and cotinue paying his premiums, which because of his conditions, would have been only for a few more months.

Lots of people out there don't know their rights, seems to me. Check out your group insurance policy - or Sun Life website.

Mary the Golfer said...

Thanks Loraine for clearing this up.

Thank God for women & common sense.

Mary P.

Anonymous said...

HOTSPOT BACKBENCH NEWS
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Peter Goldplump, MP Admonton Northeast, announced today a private member bill to protect the dignity of the Office of the Prime Minister.

Anyone who, in thought or word or marking, causes incredulity on the person of the Prime Minister will be subject to a fine of not less than $1 million, payable by a paid-up insurance policy.

Anyone who so causes a breach of the Act and who quotes the Prime Minister in so causing the breach will pay a fine that is double -- $2.5 million.

For futher information, call Peter Goldplump's constituency office.

Robert Gibbs said...

"Mr Harper is that pointed singularity which is sucking the life force out of this country..."

Mike:

Resistance is futile.
You will be assimilated.

We are the CONS.

[Let us hope Stevie implodes.]

Robert Gibbs said...

Anonymous said:

"Peter Goldplump, MP Admonton Northeast, announced today a private member bill to protect the dignity of the Office of the Prime Minister."

I thought "this was not for publication."

Robert Gibbs said...

And what's that about - to an external observer - no information escapes a black hole - except perhaps 18 pages of blacked-out documents.