Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dutch Pass Net Neutrality Law. Where’s Ours?

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The Dutch government recently introduced legislation that would ensure Net Neutrality for Dutch users.  Chalk another one up to cool Dutch people 🙂

So … where’s Canada when it comes to Net Neutrality?  Well, it’s likely this will never materialize in the form of something positive.  In fact, it’s more than likely that we’ll be seeing something more like a push towards tighter regulations, more surveillance (this has already been admitted the Harper regime) and more punishment for those who break the rules.

Anything to suck up to our monopoly media companies!

The only way to avoid this:  we have to put our progressive heads together and figure out how to launch our own network.  Since there’s 60% of us that didn’t vote for Harper (and the media companies that are backing him up), and a good chunk of those people want serious change, that should work out to several million people who could be tapped to fund such a project.

So … how do we get things started?

I Want My CREDO Mobile Service

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Credo

CREDO is a service in the US that gives mobile subscribers an opportunity to break away from mainstream carriers that are supporting Tea Partiers, Climate Change debunkers and other media clowns that are contributing to the decline of society.

Alternet has a package available with CREDO and it begs the question:  why can’t I get something like this in Canada?

Right now, there are three options:

  • Bell
  • Rogers
  • Telus

All of the others are either partners or subsidiaries of said companies.  The mainstream players are impossible to avoid in Canada, unless you’re willing to settle for Wind Mobile, the same company that helped fund Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak for the last couple of decades.

Anyways, if anyone knows of a tangible and practical approach to mobile in Canada, I’m all ears.  I’m dying to cancel my Rogers account because I’m sick of having them steal from me.

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The Business of Cancer

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Every year, millions of people around the world run, jog, swim, roller blade, pogo hop and do all matter of other efforts to draw attention to the need to fund cancer research.

Well, the game is over.

Cancer is a racket.

No … cancer is an industry.

The first 30 minutes or so of this video about treatment by Dr. Burzynski are critical watching, but the whole thing merits the investment of your time to show clearly that the last several decades of cancer research are designed to lift money from the pockets of Canadians and people who care around the world and funnel cash into the pockets of pharmaceuticals and overpaid researchers.

Sounds harsh, right?  Well, what would you say if I told you I was going to manipulate your daughter’s image when she was raped by someone in order to get people to support capital punishment?  To me, it’s the same thing and we’ve got to wake up to the horrendous manipulation that’s taking place in this world.

We’re being shown images of children and elderly almost as threats if we don’t spend billions of dollars on an industry that has proven to be extremely ineffective at finding a cure for cancer.

If any of this video is true, the reality is this:  as people become more aware of the abuses they willingly subject themselves to in exchange for hope, they will drop the more harsh treatments like a 500 pound stone.

How Canada Can Cut About $3 Billion – The Easy Way

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That’s right … as the ‘age of austerity’ hits Canadians like a sledgehammer rather than a feather with Tony Clement in charge of cutting at the Treasury Board (can we say Walkerton or maybe Maple Leaf?), here’s a suggestion for something that we should REALLY cut:  funding to the IMF.

These financial demagogues that shove their way into the economic affairs of every country on the planet – particularly those that aren’t abusing their general public with similar austerity programs that we’re about to see in Canada – do not deserve a single penny from us.

The IMF and simliar institutions (eg. World Bank) are nothing but bullies.  They give everyone in the world enough rope to hang themselves and when they do, these ‘prestigious’ organizations come in like two-bit thugs breaking thumbs and chopping off limbs to get their money back.

It’s the greatest form of ecoonomic immorality that we’ve ever created.

And they’re getting paid by us to do the dirty work that our politicians are too cowardly to do.

Here’s a sample of their funding in 2010:

chart-imf-donors

Apparently, it’s OK to give $3 billion per year to these ammoral institutions, but we can’t even fund day care for our kids.

What’s wrong with us?

A Proposal for a Canadian National Hockey League (CNHL)

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I post these thoughts as I wait in an airport watching everyone gear up for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup.

I’m not a hockey fan.

I think I’m one of those very few Canadians that openly admit this.

I really don’t like the idea of spending millions on watching a bunch of goons kick the crap out of each other and there’s not a chance in hell that my son will ever play with my permission.

Anyways, there’s a remote possibility that I could be converted and, sigh, become a ‘true’ Canadian.

All I need is someone like Jim Balsillie to flip the bird to arses like Gary Bettman and fund a unique, Canada-only hockey league.

A professional Canadian National Hockey League.

(Sorry Canadian Hockey League).

It would be the start of a powerful and important message from all of Canada:  the NHL can go f*** itself.

Conditions?  You’re damn right there’d be conditions:

  1. It would be a professional league
  2. Any city with a population greater than X (let’s agree on a population size or stadium size and make it happen) would be eligible to support a team
  3. While international investors would be welcome, majority ownership would remain in Canada.  I would prefer a co-op model where all Canadians could become owners of the new league
  4. Existing Canadian NHL teams would be welcome to convert to the CNHL, but if they opt out, they wouldn’t be forced to close shop.  See if you can compete against a REAL league.
  5. The rules would change.  Anyone that hits another player and puts him out of any games (including ice time during an existing game if it’s a minor wound) would be removed from play as long as the other player is removed from play.  They would be banned from playing after a three-strike rule.  Unnecessary and obvious violence simply won’t be tolerated.
  6. Equipment would change.  The armour that the NHLers wear today is obscene and unnecessary.

So … Canada.  What do you think?  Isn’t it time we were a part of something we could all be proud of?

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