I was born into a very political family. Only it was my Mother Phyllis who carried the banner. She was a Progressive Conservative as am I. She worked for the local riding association off election years as well as during campaigns. She was also an election official in our poll. My Wife Evelyn and I built a house in Pickering [ 1960 ] and I joined the local PC organization. Leslie Frost was the Premier at the time, followed by John Robarts, then came Bill Davis. Our Party was in power from 1943 to 1985 [42 years ]. Why? Why? I know the answer. Do you? Those were the golden years for Ontario, when this Province was considered the economic engine of Canada. There was a reason for our standing, in the Country and in the world. And we Ontarians more than lived up to our potential with enlightened leadership [ Leslie Frost / John Robarts / Bill Davis ]. WE PCs PICKED OUR LEADERS WELL. AS STRANGE AS IT MIGHT SEEM, MY PARTY LISTENED TO THE VOTERS. I was a minor PC official in Pickering. I would talk to the constituents. Then I would meet with Bill Newman, the Minister of Agriculture among others. When I served as the Councillor for Ward 3 in the Township of Pickering my Party listened to me as it did the other PC district reps. Then in the 1980s my Party stopped listening to us. With Frank Miller, a new operating style emerged that was more Republican than Ontarian. The PCs lost power in 1985. And we deserved losing. It was caused by Miller’s gross incompetence. The Yankee approach didn’t work. The Yankee approach still doesn’t work. But when the Yankee approach yields results at the polls, it is base on cheating. In 1995 the PCs got another chance to form a Government under Mike Harris. I fully expected that my Party had learned its’ lessons and would return to the winning formula that kept the PCs in the driver’s seat for 42 years. Namely connecting with the people of all political stripes and putting reality before an abstract right wing ideology. No dice. Sociopaths do not learn from their mistakes. They suffer from UPC [ Undeveloped Prefrontal Cortex ]. I worked to elect Mike in 1995 but beyond that my 35 years of experience was ignored. Harris had surrounded himself with a machine made up of whiz kids who knew nothing other THAN right wing ideology. Harper’s boys are similar. The main force behind the PCs at that time was Bay St. money [ 1995 / 2003 ]. Harris was elected for a second term [ 1999 ] but with a much reduced majority. The warning signs went up for all to see but Mike paid no heed. My PC neighbours were getting irritated at the continual fight picking and divisive tactics by Harris but their voices remained unheard. This dissatisfaction was evident elsewhere in the Province but Harris’ right wing machine was stone deaf. Then Mike announced the sale of Ontario Hydro but that’s a story for later. Harris was and is a huge disappointment to me. We would have been spared McGuinty if Mike had measured up. But he didn’t. In the present day Andrea Horwath, Leader of the NDP has been spending time with the people. This from the time she attained her Leadership. The newspapers have been making fun of her. Listen to the people, how absurd says the $ media. It is little wonder that papers are going the way of the dodo bird. The press at one time had a very powerful influence on our society, this when they were defenders of the rights and interests of the citizenry. But then it became the dollar media that found they could play both sides of the street. By taking money from the great and greedy under the table to print false and misleading copy. But Ontarians did not catch on to this switch of allegiance right away. The $ media defection damaged the Province financially. We are still paying for it. Thus a combination of elites / big business, bought off politicians like Harris and McGuinty. The money hungry media loved it and went right along. The results of the deception of the press has brought Ontario to its’ economic knees. Andrea’s connecting with the people has obviously struck a chord with voters. For a democracy to survive it needs strong / wise leadership. But the leadership must in the end submit to the wishes of the voters. That has to be paramount. This is what the PCs did for 42 years and Ontario blossomed. Listening to the people makes a difference, no matter what your political stripe is. This is democracy at work. But this fact has gone right over the heads of the Libs and PCs and our dollar loving media, especially the newspapers. Most of the $ media is now in the hands of the ultraright, bought and paid for. So we now have a clear split. On one side are the right wing Liberals who now hold a minority in Ontario. They like having the keys to the vault. These Libs see every public project as a get- rich-quick scheme for their friends. Their Liberal MPPs are all sheep. Then there is the Liberal base that has yet to catch on to their Party’s switcheroonie to the rightie camp. Added to the Liberal right is the Ontario Fascist Party puppetted by Tim Hudak. I resent the use of the honored name Progressive Conservative by Hudak and his keepers. Like Harper calling his Federal Fascist Party Conservative. The Republicans have had a Fascist base since the 1920s and it has only gotten stronger. Just look at the Tea Party. THEIR AIM IS TO GAIN POWER BY NON ELECTORAL MEANS. IN OTHER WORDS CHEAT AND RIG ELECTIONS. To aid the Fascist takeover they needed the main stream press onside doing the rightie bidding. That process started in earnest in the USA, possibly 30 years ago. Once fully infiltrated the TV / press in the States aided and abetted George Bush Jr. in his dangerous attempt to gain control of the oil fields in Iraq to please his friends, the American oil monopoly. The $ media continued / continues to repeat his lies. Georgie was like, playing with tin soldiers in a fantasy world. But the $ media remained silent in return for CASH. Much of the US treasure was dissipated and thousands of the soldiers, drawn from the ranks of the common folk either were injured or killed. Bush Jr. himself was a draft dodger. Just like Tom Flanagan and Ted Morton of Calgary U. The University is the centre for regime change in Canada. George, Tom and Ted, these are all people we can look up to, right? Then the $ media marched hand in hand with Wall St. [ at George Jr's urging ] as they destroyed the value of real estate in the Country [ 2005 to 2009 ]. These stories have never been told the American people by the $ media. The last thing the media moguls are going to do is TELL THE TRUTH and bite the hand that pays them. The media here in Canada has now, also become the dollar loving media, a mirror image of the American situation. The right wing in North America is so easy to track. They are driven by an ideology which holds that their individual exceptionalism preordains them to rule the affairs of state without reference to the voters. Ayn Rand told them so. Just look at Lyin Steve, Pierre Poilievre and Rob Anders. These wimps just love Ayn. This arrangement, where all the benefits accrue to the few depends on whether the masses agreed with said arrangement or not. Stealing the wealth of a society by the few has never gone down well with the many. The many either put the few in jail early in the game or are forced to eventually take pitchforks into the street. The rightie creed is Sociopathic in nature. The question is, was the current Republican Party [ from 1920 on ] started by a group of Sociopaths? Or did the aims of the Repubs in the very beginning just act like a magnet for all the Sociopaths in the USA. In any event the actions and policies of the Republicans are all there in the Sociopathic Behaviour Chart. One can read that chart and place its’ template over any leading rightie. My favourite Sociopaths are Lyin Steve and the disgraced Conman Black. Sociopaths, lie, cheat, they say one thing and mean / do another, have no empathy for others, never admit to making a mistake, never learn from said mistakes, manipulate people, are intolerant of others, they having no insight and they believe in self and self dealing above all else. Of course such behaviours are not normally tolerated in a normal society if the press is doing its’ job. But the $ media is hugely paid not to do its’ job. So the little people [ as Lady Black would term us ] have been / are kept in the dark as regards major matters. This was a given for a long period of time, wherein the great and greedy completely controlled the flow of information. This happened up to about ten years ago [ just as Hitler did ]. Then the internet began messing things up for the powerful. No matter how many hundreds of millions the oilies / ultraright have spent buying the allegiance of the $ media in the past, that hold is now slipping. Paul Godfrey’s Post has gotten $ 150,000 in phony advertising from the Can. Association of Petroleum Producers [ the front for the American oil monopoly ] in the last 6 weeks. This, to make sure Claudia Cattaneo / Rex Murphy keep writing nice things about the Black Death [ Alberta Tar mixed with Benzine ]. In the US the control of the information flow has now been lost to the net. And in Canada we are at that tipping point right now. The $ media here continues to act as if it was still the king of the information castle but that is no longer the case. Over the last few months little has been seen / heard about Andrea Horwath in the press. Every now and then a newspaper piece would appear about Andrea and the NDP. It would not be Andrea’s actual voice however but just the right wing take her. This is not news reporting this is just propaganda from one political camp. Written in a sly manner just to mislead. Is this the place you want to get your information? In such cases the papers involved would interpret what Andrea is supposed to have said. Interspersed with this kind of false coverage have been articles saying something like, we never hear from Andrea Horwath. So the $ media wants to have it both ways. What she says is not covered in the first place and then she gets blamed for not saying anything. With this kind of constant negative coverage by the $ media [ in return for cash ] and the right you would think that the NDP would have been hammered at the polls. However this has not been the case. Since Oct. 2011 when a Liberal Minority Government was elected with 53 seats out of 107 seats in the Legislature Horwath’s NDP has stolen 4 seats in By-Elections. It would seem that the dishonest campaigns waged by the paid media on behalf of the Libs, PCs and the right against the NDP have backfired. In fact I think spinning the news in favour of the Libs. / PC / rightie payees has actually driven fair minded people away from the newspapers themselves. Do intelligent people want to waste time being led around by rings in their noses? So by taking money from the great and greedy [ John Honderich / Star, David Thomson / Globe, Paul Godfrey / Post and Pierre Peladeau / Sun ] to print the political / corporate versions of daily events readers of papers are being turned off and thus are turning to the net to get their news fix [ the truth ]. Newspapers can’t survive without those readers. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Ontario is like a Formula One race car with a lawn mower engine. 18 years of the Libs and PCs has been brought us to this bad place, first by Mike ” hi tail it out of here ” Harris and latterly by Dalt ” skedaddle off to Harvard ” McGuinty. Since 1995, the political machines of these two right wing parties have used this Province as their personal piggy bank. How did they get away with this theft. The Lib / PC MPPs you voted for are SHEEP, only capable of saying Ba Ba. You heard me right, the Libs and PCs are both right wing. As mentioned, righties consider themselves exceptional [ self graded ]. Because of said exceptionalism it follows that these exalteds are entitled to bigger slices of the pie than the rest of us. At least in THEIR MINDS THEY DO. We see it every day when the great and greedy are rewarded with huge pay cheques and bonuses even when they screw up. If they screw up very badly, they get canned. Then they’re rewarded by their friends in the Legislature with even more, please-go-away money. Why would anyone in their right mind do a project properly under such circumstances? And come in on time and on budget. The overrun and graft opportunities are endless. The St. Clair streetcar line is a good example. Estimated at $60 million, it came in over $ 100 million and the City Council just shrugged. Thus the people picked by the Libs / PCs to handle big projects are of necessity incompetent. Like Rob Prichard of Metrolinx. Rob’s main job is to funnel money to McGuinty’s friends. I kid you not. I believe Dalt still gets his cut. All involved in these scams must be able to play the grafters game, take the money, keep their mouths shut and not think for themselves. Look at the investigation into corruption in Quebec. Do your think that is the only place on earth where corruption goes on? Ontario is just waiting to have its’ can of worms opened. It will curl your hair, the abuse. Electricity would be a good place to start. I think we should give Andrea a mandate to look into this KW matter. The Liberal Party machine and the PC Party machine here are quaking in their boots. Wynne [ McGuinty lite ] is into buying votes, she is so desperate. Every dirty trick in the book will be used against the NDP now by the PCs. Richard Ciano, in President of the Ont. Fascist Party [ hiding behind the PC name ]. Richard recently arrived back from instructing the Harper Youth in Calgary. Along with his pal Nick Kouvalis they gave lessons on how to steal elections [ as done by Harper in 2011 ]. This training took place at the Preston Manning Institute [ a registered charity that Revenue Canada ignores, its' on Harper's no touchie list ]. The Manning Institute and Calgary U also launder American oil monopoly money. These institutions distribute the cash to those [ Ciano / Kouvalis / Carleton University ] involved with brainwashing impressionable young men. Shades of Nazism. The only thing Tim Hudak doesn’t have that his boss Harper has is an endless supply of oil monopoly money. But then, all things considered, Hudak is a mere puppet. It is Steve’s intention now to gain control of Ontario and Toronto through another stooge, John Tory. Nick ” Robo Calls ” Kouvalis is going to run Tory’s campaign. Could under the table oil money to Steve be another scandal Revenue Canada has purposely ignoring? In terms of the Liberal Party machine I won’t review all of the scandals that occurred on McGuinty’s watch. They have all been made quite public. Dalt’s criminal activities have gotten plenty of sharp coverage by the Toronto Sun that unquestioningly backs Hudak. Many of the insiders who worked for Mike Harris just moved over into McGuinty’s office. If Hudak wins in the next election the insiders will come right back to his aid. So what Ontarians are faced with is two right wing parties which have held power since 1995 and as a result things have gotten steadily worse. There are so many insiders and grafter at the trough right now. No wonder everything cost so much, especially KWs. The Liberals are right of center now and only do traditional Liberal things to mask their efforts from the voters. Wynne has been doing that by promising to give away everything including the kitchen sink just to keep her machine in control. The PCs are farther to right while kidding us Bill Davis is back. Ontarians themselves are in the middle of the political spectrum. Hudak can only win Government by cheating as Harper did in 2011. And Richard Ciano and Nick Kouvalis are perfectly situated to ensure that the next election in Ontario will be rigged. Kouvalis is the mastermind behind the Robo Call scandal in the 2011 Harper theft of the Canadian Parliament. Nick should be in jail. In Ontario we don’t need any more ideologies, we just need a fix for all the problems. The view that every such problem has to perceived by the elites as to how much money can they skim off the top. Such an approach is not going to pull Ontario out of the mire. Our electrical system, # 407, Toronto Gridlock [ with the resulting carbon monoxide poisoning ] and public transit are all just big machines. The way to fix any mechanism doesn’t involve an ideology. The questions are. How much, how long will it take and how long will the fix last? All things being considered, is it time to replace? Having the above problems explained in such a way puts the PEOPLE IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT. After all the people pay the bills. Would you pay in full for a fridge that has yet to be designed. Why give money to Wynne for pipe dreams. This is the last thing the great and the greedy want is to see, the PEOPLE armed with the necessary info and engaged in an honest debate. The dollar media is paid to mislead, misinform and confuse the public on every one of the issues as listed above. There are a lot of Progressive Conservative like me who now vote for the NDP. There are a lot more PCs who just stay home on election day. If Andrea Horwath puts her shoulder to the wheel and commits to fixing the above problems by approaching them simply as broken machines there are a lot of disgruntled PC votes to be harvested by her. And some Liberal votes are to be had as well. Cleaning up the electrical system, jailing the grafters and cutting the price of KWs in half would be far better than any kind of tax modification. If apartment dwellers sees their yearly hydro bill reduced to $ 750 from $ 1500 they immediately have a lot more jingle in their pocket. For seniors the same holds true. For cottagers / permanent residents, say in the Bancroft area, to only pay for the KWs used moves them from a struggle to live to having some joy in life. The dollar hungry media is mostly responsible for the above situation, especially John Honderich’s Toronto Star. KWs SHOULD BE HALF WHAT THEY ARE NOW. THE STAR HAS NEVER TOLD YOU THAT? RIGHT? TELLING YOU THAT YOU ARE PAYING DOUBLE FOR KWS MAKES NO MONEY FOR THE STAR. REMAINING MUM MAKES THE STAR MONEY, LOTS OF IT. THE STAR HAS NEVER TOLD YOU THAT ONTARIO HAS ENOUGH CLEAN, CHEAP HYDRO TO DO AWAY WITH ALL OF THE NUCLEAR, COAL AND GAS GENERATING PLANTS. RIGHT? KEEPING ONTARIO’S WATER POWER SECRET PUTS MONEY IN JOHN HONDERICH’S POCKET AND TAKES IT DIRECTY OUT OF YOUR POCKET. It is time to replace the sheep at Queen’s Park. It is time for the people to take back the Ontario Legislature and the hydro system.
But all of the Lib / PC lies, the gift giving and skullduggery slated for next election will add up to zero if one thing happens. If Andrea Horwath makes a promise to fix Ontario’s electrical system, she’ll be the next Premier, with a majority. At that moment in time this great Province will begin its’ journey back, to reclaim its’ former glory. The Liberals and Hudak’s Conservatives will be relegated to the ash can of history, where they belong. If Andrea’s Government then stays close to the people, something said by Queen Elizabeth I [ 1533 / 1603 ] the NDP could be in power for a long time. Elizabeth reigned for over forty years. Listening to the people does have its’ rewards. Listening to the people is something neither Wynne nor Hudak does now or will do in the future. Their machines won’t let them. Ignoring the people is exactly what the dollar media does too. An election that destroys the current Lib and PC Parties and deep sixes the Star, Globe, Post and Sun, now that is my dream Xmas present. Are Ontarians bold enough to take back the Province from the liars and grafters? Time will tell? The grandchildren of our grandchildren better hope the Ontarians use the ballots right this time by paying no attention whatsoever to Wynne, Hudak or the dollar hungry media.
Now back to Mike Harris announcing he was going to privatize Ontario Hydro in 2000. I have written many times about this betrayal by Harris. I blew a fuse. We didn’t know it at the time but Mike had run up a $ 3.5 billion [ some say it was more ] deficit behind the backs of the people. This, while his Fascist Party was bragging about its’ successful right wing philosophy. An ounce of addressing reality is worth 25 pounds of right wing theory in the abstract. The Fascists could not admit they had failed. So the answer was to sell Ontario Hydro and lease out Hwy # 407. There was a backlash against Harris, especially the sale of Hydro. My Pickering people were already fed up with Harris bashing the unions, cutting welfare and setting one group against another. Exactly like Herr Harper. The righties seem to think if the citizenry has to spend all its’ time scratching in the streets for food they won’t have time to make trouble for the tiny group of exceptionalists who think like Nietzsche. The sale of Hydro was not a vote winning strategy. It might have brought in some money to cover Mike’s ass but Harris was playing with fire. I had met Harris during the 1995 campaign, worked for him but never saw / heard from him again ever. Up to 1999 I communicated with his office as of old but Mike’s staff never had the courtesy to ever send me a reply. I was in contact with Janet Ecker my MPP on occasion. It was clear to me this was not my Party. In 1999 I again worked in the PC campaign but was a little more savvy. In 1995 Harris had 82 seats in a 130 seat Legislature [ 66 seats needed for a majority ]. In 1999 Harris got 59 seats in a 103 seat Legislature [ 52 for a majority ]. The percentage of the popular vote was down for Mike by 28%. My Party was obviously in big trouble. But the grass roots system of which I had been part, built up over 42 years was gone. Harris and his Bay St / Republican friends were oblivious to the strong negative feeling of PC supporters in Pickering and elsewhere. I was getting calls of complaint but my response was, Harris is not listening to me any more than you. This was bad enough but when Mike made public the sale of Ontario Hydro the poop fell very heavily upon the fan. I viewed it as a death sentence for our Party. I communicated with Janet Ecker and met with her a couple of times. I wrote to Harris saying, ” fix it don’t sell Hydro “. Mike ignored all of us. I then changed my tune after surveying the landscape. I said, ” promise to fix Hydro and you can win the next election. Sell it and the PCs are dead in the water “. I got no response from Harris and he blundered on. A couple of unions and citizen’s groups took Harris to Court over the sale. The Judge said the Government didn’t have the right to sell the utility. And to proceed with the sale new legislation had to be passed. The Government, in Majority at Queen’s Park can pretty much do anything. Such a situation can become dangerous when MPPs are chickenshits. As with the present Libs and PCs, who act like sheep and acquiesce to Party machine orders. That means private individuals who have never been elected get to run the Province in spite of what the majority of the people say. This is what the Republicans and the American oil monopoly did to California. The Repub Sociopaths [ suffering from UPC ] there, took away democracy replaced it with minority rule giving the righties and oilies a lock on the State. Since 1995 this Province has been ruled by special interests who show no concern for the needs of Ontarians. This why the pillars of our society are now atrembling. Electricity prices are going through the roof, Toronto traffic is gridlocked, the public transit in Southern Ontario is a mess and private control of # 407 is contributing to the early deaths of the old and young in the City. This by forcing all truck traffic onto # 401. The cost for them is too high. # 407 is a VIP highway for the rich who deduct the cost from their business tax. Taken together the public owns the problems and the great and greedy syphon off the money without solving anything. There is more dough to be made NOT, AS IN NOT, FIXING PROBLEMS. The Libs and the PCs are passed masters of emptying the Provincial Treasury. Wynne is now using these problems to grab more taxes. I like the NDP because they leave the selection of candidates to the local riding members. What you see is what you get. Tom Mulcair hasn’t done badly in Parliament with his motley NDP crew as Harper calls them. But at least the NDP MPs are plugged into their riding and are free the speak out. On the other hand Harperite and the Liberal MPs are like trained seals. They flap their flippers and do tricks with red balls on command. The Lib / PC MPPs in the Legislature are more like sheep that go BAAAA on command. When McGuinty resigned, did away with democracy in Ontario [ with the aid of LGC David Onley who acted the part of a stooge ] and then fled, his announcement was made in front of the Liberal Party machine. Liberal MPPs were not even invited. That tells you what the Libs are all about, the score in the game so far is, private insiders 25, Ontarians nothing. Tim Hudak has refused to sign the nomination papers of two possible MPP candidates. These PC patriots questioned Hudak’s union bashing. This is how Fascism works. It is called totalitarianism. Canada fought in two world Wars to stamp out Fascism and Communism. Now we have American Nazis right in our own midst. The scary part is, far too many Ontarians are not alive to this fact. As I have said many times, some people will not wake up to the danger of Fascism until they hear the clang of the concentration camp gate behind them.
Now to my story of Harris. In preparation to sell Ontario Hydro Mike split the Utility into 5 parts, all the better to sell them my dear. This was for one reason and one reason only. HE AS IN MIKE would get more money to COVER HIS AS IN HIS ASS. Mike was selling something owned by the people to cover his right wing mistakes. Also having 5 private different groups owning Hydro, goes the thinking, no one entity would control our electrical system. This was and is naïve. That is how the American oil monopoly has operated for 100 years. A number of supposed individual companies operating in lockstep. The US Government sanctioned this monopoly in the 1920 and is fully aware of the monopoly’s control of the US oil business. The monopoly can charge a high price for gas because there is no competition, this arrangement is actually against the law. Mike’s thinking was that when the private owners of our electrical system raised prices like the private operators do with # 407 the Government could beg off and plead poverty. ” There is nothing the we can do “, Mike’s Government would say. That is the same thing we hear to-day. Harris removed the nukie debt from Ontario Hydro and put it on the backs of Ontarians [ $ 20 billion worth of debt ]. The new owners would have Ont. Hydro debt free. Many of the Harris back room girls and boys and the Bay Streeters became lobbyists working for individuals who wanted a piece of the action, one of the 5 bits. ENRON and other energy companies paid these PC inside lobbyists big money to put their cases forward. This was a way of extracting money from a illegal sale of public property to swell the coffers of the PC Party machine and its’ members. This is how it’s done folks. You pay and pay and pay and the insiders stuff it in their pockets. Well the Courts cancelled Mike’s sale of Ontario Hydro. I had already abandon the Ontario Progressive Conservative by then which at its’ core had become Republican and Fascist. I gave the Party up for dead after Mike Harris folded his tent in the middle of the night and took a powder. Even from a distance you could see the yellow stripe down his back. I figured that the Tories would lose the next election in 2003 however Ontario Hydro would still be our’s. But little did I know that McGuinty was a dishonest as Harris. Then another shock, Ernie Eves who took over from Harris said he would bring forth Legislation to legally permit the sale of Ontario Hydro. It would seem that the knuckle heads running the PC machine had completely lost their senses. Ernie never got to carry through on his threat. During the election of Oct. 2003 the PCs were reduced to 24 seat. About 2 weeks before the election Janet Ecker started making Robo Calls to my answering machine asking for assistance. It was too little too late. Janet’s calls numbered 28 in that short period. The turfing of the PCs had its’ roots going back 8 years. Harris had ignored the expression, ” Stay close to the people “. In 2004 I wrote to Premier McGuinty advising him to fix Ontario Hydro. Although I was a PC I offered him my KW expertise. From the time of the Harris announcement to sell Ontario Hydro I had been doing research on the subject. By the time McGuinty took power I was pretty well up to speed on Ontario Hydro. Dalt ignored me. I wrote again just to be sure, McGuint ignored me. I wrote again saying the electrical system was the elephant in the room and that if he didn’t fix it the problems would drive him from office. Which did come true. Dalt ordered the coal plants closed. I disagreed. The nukies operated the coal plants as a backup in case a nuclear plant went down. Nuclear is notoriously unreliable. So Ontarians were forced to pay for coal plants to act as life preservers. As time went by new technology cut the emissions of coal plants so the expression clean coal technology came into the English language. The nukies refused to clean up the coal plants. I wrote to McGuinty urging the installation of clean coal technology and copied the letter to the Toronto Star. I was ignored. Dalt was able to use the closing of the coal plants to paint himself green [ buying votes again / but not looking after the ratepayers ]. Then McGuinty introduced gas fired generating plants to cover for the nukies asses as coal did earlier. In a letter I urged him to spool up of the 27,000 MWs of water power Ontario has [ installed or potential ]. It was copied to the Star. I was ignored. A phony energy conservation program was announced by Dalton. The nukies were forecasting increased KW usage. They needed increasing demand to justify more experimentation with new nuclear plants. So Dalton’s Conservation Program was no more than window dressing. I wrote to McGuinty again [ which is what we did back then]. The letter was copied to the Star. I was ignored. I wrote again to McGuinty, suggesting we convert to a Hydrogen Cycle instead of the outdated Demand Cycle. This letter was copied to the Star. I was ignored. Then came the Government Green Program with wind and solar. Green was and is cheap but the Preem made it very expensive so he could claim to be Green but the cost was beyond most Ontarians. Therefore he didn’t endanger the nukies with reduced consumption [ again playing both sides of the street ]. The nukies gave Dalt a house worth more than a million bucks here in Toronto so he would play ball and he did. One can kiss a lot of asses for a million. I wrote to McGuinty about his expensive Green and his expensive house. The letter was copied to the Toronto Star. I was ignored. Then Dalt started agitating for mini gas plants inside the City limits. McGuinty said NIMBYs were preventing him from running more hi tension lines into Toronto and so we would need these mini plants. Hogwash, modern, construction methods allow us to run underground hi voltage cables. McGuinty’s move to mini gas plants coincided with the move by TransNotCanada Pipelines to turn off Alberta natural gas and buy the cheap fracked nat. gas from Penn. / Mich. The beauty of this setup is that Russ Girling was /is able to sell cheap US fracked nat. gas to Ontario at inflated Alberta prices. I am sure McGuinty and Girling split the resulting profits. When Dalt Cancelled the two gas plants he gave away the bank to Russ Girling. I wonder what amount is on the TransNotCanada cheques with Dalt’s name affixed. By the way, Tim Hudak’s wife works for Russ Girling. I again wrote to McGuinty about this matter and copied same to the John Honderich’s Star. I was ignored as always. See how much the Toronto Star stands on guard for you and your family? During the 8 or nine years that I have been sending letters of protest to the Preem and the Star about the nukie abuse the Papers has gotten hundreds of thousands of dollars in phony advertising from the nuclear industry. There is a direct link. Honderich and the Star are for sale. Pay John enough and he will tell any lie you want. So since Mike Harris announce the sale of Ontario Hydro the voters and the ratepayers have been raped financially over and over again. And that rape goes on. We should install Andrea Horwath as Premier and give her a big broom to sweep out this nest of vipers who now control the Province’s electrical system. I see KWs prices being cut in half and a lot of insiders going to jail including Dalton McGuinty and Mike Harris. In earlier posts I offered to become the Electrical Tsar and clean up this mess. Ever day that goes by Ontario takes on more water. Shall a Titanic we be???
All of the 5000 words so far have zilch importance unless lessons are learned and our efforts are directed at an electrical system fix. I am beginning to sound like a broken record. I said to Mike Harris, ” fix it don’t sell it “. ” Then I said to him. ” if you persist in the sale of Ontario Hydro our PCs will lose the next election “. My PCs were humiliated. I said to Dalton McGuinty,” fix the electrical system or it will eat you “. Dalt got et. A year before the 2007 Prov. Election I said to John Tory,” fix the electrical system, you will be the next Premier and be able to write your own ticket “. Tory, who is a political twit went down the dead end street of funding faith based schools all the while sing the praises of the nukies. He too must be getting nukie cheques. In that election 2007, John Tory garnered only 26 seats, two more than Ernie Eves in 2003. Talk about losers. I stopped advising McGuinty about a KW fix. I watched the Preem get closer and closer to the edge of the cliff. I don’t think Dalt was prepared to listen to any good advice, he was programed to hit the wall. And when McGuinty went smack he jumped up and ran away as fast as his little legs would carry him. Dalt paused just a moment to close the Legislature. For about 3 months the lights in the people’s house of Assembly were dark. During that time the future of Ontario was in the hands of the Liberal Party political machine. The Lieutenant Governor, David Onley, froze, he stood by and raised not a finger to extract us from our predicament. The Individual Liberals seem to understand what they had wrought. A system of representative government had NO REPRESENTATIVES. When the new Government takes over Legislation should be passed which puts strict limits and rules on the ability of the Premier in the majority to hijack the House. Remember, McGuinty was in the minority and he did not have the authority to shutter the Assembly. The only way he was able to pull this closure off was David Onley fell for Dalt’s lies. We need a real Lieutenant Governor. One who will do his / her duty and protect our rights. Not the fool who listened to McGuinty. I note with interest the dollar media let this story pass. The day democracy died in Ontario was a non story. Not telling this story made the $ mdia a lot of money. If Canada becomes a totalitarian state, all of the savant journalists who have sold this Nation out for oilie money will find themselves behind the chain link fence with the rest of us. The righties won’t need THEM anymore. In 1934 Hitler had thousands of his supporters killed or carted off to concentration camps [ the night of the long knives ]. These were the people who had helped Adolph gain power. The Fuhrer didn’t want to share top spot with anyone. How is Herr Harper any different? Nigel Wright, Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau were all Harper stars until he no longer needed their services. What happened in Ottawa was the, ” night of the little knives “. If you think that the problems which face Canadians / Ontarians will go away without major political surgery you’re adreaming in technicolour. The curse of the Black Death [ Alberta Tar and Benzine ] stalks the land. A new Government is required in Ottawa to ban the transportation of this lethal tar / Benzine bomb mix any more than 150 miles from any tar sands mining area. This means that all oil and tar will be upgraded / refined in situ. What will come out of these refineries is crude oil [ which can be carried legally in DOT 111 tank cars ] which will allow its’ safe transported to refineries anywhere in Canada. There to be turned into finished petroleum products. What is needed is for the new Fed. Government to rejig the oil / natural gas industry wherein the profits / jobs from these natural resources are kept in Canada. And the price of petroleum products is set in Canada. The wealth of this Country is being drained by Harper’s employer, the American oil monopoly in two ways. And it has to be stopped. Both the oil / tar and the natural gas are being exported to the USA [ selling cheap means we lose ]. And we are importing gasoline / finished oil products and natural gas [ buying back at a high price means we lose again ]. Why are you not protesting in the streets??? In Ontario the nukies control our electrical system. The nukies were supported in this state sponsored theft for years by Mike Harris and Dalton McGuinty. They are both gone now. And the moment has come to right the wrongs. You have a choice. Kathleen Wynne and Tim Hudak, if put in control will continue the aforementioned abuse. The Liberal or PC Party machines will demand it of them. Too many of their insiders are now involved in syphoning off Ontario’s energy riches. They will never allow mere electeds like Kath and Tim to monkey with their lucrative endeavours. I am proceeding with this post on the assumption that Andrea Horwath will indeed make as her first priority the fixing of Ontario’s electrical system. I suggested this approach to Andrea in a post about 2 years ago. Wayne Gates, the new NDP MPP is quoted as telling the voters in Niagara Falls that his Party will lower KW prices. Wayne is right on the money. But I wonder if he realizes just how much the price of KWs can be reduced and what a monumental job it will be to turn the electrical system. A lot of toes will have to be tromped on and it won’t be pretty. Here’s how we can do it.
 1  Lower the price of a kilowatt to 10 cents per [ all in ], immediately. This means, whatever your meter reads each month multiply that number by 10 cents. If you use 800 KWs a month at the cottage the cost will be 80 bucks [ not a dime more ]. If you do not occupy your place all the time the bill will be a minimum, just to cover the infrastructure. We will have to determine what the cost of the wires represents if you do not use much juice. The ratepayers will decide such matters not the nukies. Once the price of KWs has dropped the population can get on with their lives. Electricity should just be something that is there to make your life better at the flick of a switch. Not a constant battle with private contractors. All bills and notices would be printed in black ink on plain white paper. No nukie propaganda. No more 5 colour brochures.
 2  Mike Harris broke Ontario Hydro up into 5 parts as mentioned earlier. This was done so he could sell the system for more money. So the fracturing had everything to do with Mike’s fire sale and had nothing to do with it being a business operation. If you cut a horse into 5 parts you may get more money for him but he won’t pull your plough. Once the Courts killed Mike’s sale our electrical system was cut adrift. Once McGuinty took over I urged him to put Ontario Hydro back together again for efficiency sake. He ignored me, so did the Star. However I realized the 5 bit concept allowed the McGuint to gradually privatize the utility behind our backs even though the Courts said no. But as you know Dalt wasn’t ever interested in taking my advice. Neither was John Honderich. If McGuinty had listened to me Ontario would now be humming along, the economic engine of the Nation once again. Our boy wouldn’t be now hiding in some dorm on Harvard’s back campus. And the Star would not see its circulation dropping like a stone. But Dalt found the 5 bit split operation arrangement suited his modus operandi. He could fill the utility up with bodies, all his friends. I wonder what kind of a cut the hundreds of insiders who now populate our electrical system have to kick back to McGuinty for their placement? How much does the Liberal Party machine take in? In any event that situation can be quickly remedied. Think about your grandchildren when you next vote.
 3  Immediately the management of the 5 chunks would be sent home with pay. Those who remain will only be the hands on level. Anyone who actually manages a task will stay. All of the expensive drones will have to prove themselves to get back in. And it has to be determines if any of them have had their hands in the cookie jar. All McGuinty’s friends better pack their bags now.
 4  The Legislature would create a new / old corporate structure, a New Ontario Hydro based on the same business model as the old Ontario Hydro. After all the old system operated successfully for 90 years. Harris trashed it because he was looking to rustle up some quick cash. I would be interest in figuring out how much Mike’s actions have cost Ontarians? But that will come in time. First we get the new system working then we begin the witch hunt. I’d bring in retirees from the old Ontario Hydro, you know the ones who were dumped on the street by the nukies because they were water oriented and knew too much. They could assist in creating the new business model and restoring the original generating foundation, namely hydro electricity to the mix. Ontario has more water power than Manitoba and Quebec put together. But Dalt allowed the nukies to keep that a secret and destroy Ontario’s economy with the help of the Star. The Paper was well paid to keep its’ trap shut. You and your family have paid dearly for John Honderich’s [ Star ] double dealing over the past dozen years. McGuinty, his friends, the nukies and the Star made money. You got screwed. And you will continue to be screwed until we create a New Ontario Hydro concept.
 5  I’d do an immediate audit of all of the holdings of the 5 bits. Property owned, property rented, equipment owned or leased? Do we need 5 board of directors, 5 board rooms, 5 switch boards, 5 executive dining rooms, 5 maître des, 5 Jaguar car pools, 5 travel advisors, 5 teams of lawyers, 5 groups of accountants and financial advisors, 5 different bank accounts etc, etc? The answer is  NOO . Everyone above hands-on would be interviewed to find out what they actually do. Each would be given a questionnaire. If they have been involved with shady dealings this they would have to be revealed. Most middle level employees are not usually in a position to question the instructions from higher ups. So they would not be held responsible for their actions. They’d have to return the money though. But knowing where the thefts and overcharging were taking place and where the rot lies it would speed the renewal process. An assessment would be made of management as to whether they fit in with the New Ontario Hydro. New divisions would be opened to expand hydro electric usage as the nuclear, coal and natural gas plants are phased out. There would be a new hydrogen division, a new public transportation division [ more later ] and a conservation division that really promotes conservation. The New Ontario Hydro would provide for thousands of new jobs, thus opening up slots for the young, University grads to trades apprentices. Union ties with the New Ontario Hydro would be strengthened and union leaders would be encouraged to have input, if not board seats. So a new corporate structure would be created. All of the assets and equipment would be reallocated to the areas where they can do the most good. I see the supervisors in the field as being able to best determine how the resources be should allocated.
 6  I can see the insiders rushing to get a lawyers to make claims on the process and the new Ontario Hydro. There is a lot of McGuinty deadwood in our electrical system. Each one of them will be thoroughly investigated as to their conduct. If one just steps back and looks at big business in Canada to-day it is plain to see that there is a large percentage of grafters [ UPC ] around and about. At the New Ontario Hydro dishonest practices will be eliminated. For those who have taken what doesn’t belong to them I would see the money being repaid and then the individual just resigning and going away. For crooked executives who want to play games by pressing claims, I would think the Courts would the best place to resolve such issues. Each such individual would be thoroughly investigated, by the police if necessary and the findings made public. I think that there is a whole nest of McGuinty insiders stealing Ontario blind. Once things begin to unravel we’ll be able to round them all up quickly and jail them. The Ornge situation gives us a glimpse of how Dalt operated. Wynne’s Government has shown no inclination to bring the Liberal grafters to justice. The overhaul of the electrical system will take a much different approach. Time for drastic surgery. Time to deal with the McGuinty cancer. Hudak has no intention of dealing with the cancer either. Tim wants the Liberal defeated so his insiders can get back to the Utility gravy trough again. After all Harris, his Fascists, including Hudak created this whole mess.
 7  All private companies doing business with our electrical system will be put on hold. No more will McGuinty’s friends be able to harass and double bill seniors, new Canadians and the vulnerable. Each private contract will be reviewed quickly. If a contract seems legit on the preliminary audit work, it will be allowed to proceed. Any questionable contracts will be revisited when time permits. Future contracts will be limited to sub contracting wherein equipment, material and services are provided to the New Ontario Hydro exclusively on specific projects. Private contractors will have no contact wit the New Ontario Hydro [ henceforth the people's utility in fact ]. Otherwise all work will be done in house by union staff.
 8  No private company or individual will be allowed to touch a single KW. How the electricity is generated and where it is sent will be determine by the new management of the New Ontario Hydro. The Utility will take direction from the new Government. Therefore you as a voter and a consumer of KWs will call the shots. Thus at this stage with a possible election in the spring you should look for a MPP who will take care OF YOUR INTERESTS VIS A VIS THE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY. MPPs [ sheep ] who are programmed to take direction from the Lib / PC Party machines are not interested in easing your pain. Your financial contribution without you protesting is the life blood of the political insiders. You can’t suck and blow at the same time. Either you buy KWs at a fair price or you get hosed. YOUR CALL. Let’s see how things go. I’ll get back to electricity again.
 9  In future if we are generating too much electricity we won’t shut down Niagara Fall and all those clean, cheap KWs. Or give electricity away to the US. We’ll shut down a nuclear plant. Maybe at Bruce. If demand goes up again we will take the hundred or so small hydro plants out of moth balls and get them fired up again. The nukies closed them down to kill competition. I complained to McGuinty about this travesty. But you know his response. Yes. Dalt ignored me. I copied these complaints to the Star. Same outcome. Honderich ignored me, his cheques from the nukies were more important than YOU. In the process of activating the hydro plants it would be a good idea to start setting up fleet stations for hydrogen fuel. All of the vehicles owned by the New Ontario Hydro will be fueled by hydrogen. Then all of Ontario’s school buses would be converted to use hydrogen. Then all of the taxis / FED EX / UPS / Canada Post vehicles would be converted to fleet hydrogen. Then all the Government vehicles, Ontario, Toronto and all the municipalities would be converted to hydrogen. Voila, the long sought after hydrogen society which the American oil monopoly has spent hundreds of million to stamp out. Of course the Star was paid to condemn hydrogen too. The hydrogen society allows EVERY KW to be converted into energy no matter when it is generated [ water / wind / sun ]. This means that every generator in the Province can run 24 hours a day and the KWs captured. There is enough juice to fuel a hydrogen society. This fact has been told the Star many times. Nothing. To Honderich YOU MEAN SWEET FUCK ALL. The use of hydrogen means the number of generators required goes down. So there will be no need for nuclear, coal or natural gas generating plants in an efficient hydrogen society in Ontario. This will allow a true consumer conservation program to be implemented. No need to inflate KW consumption figures to fund nukie experiment as McGuinty did. After all why wouldn’t Dalt give the nukies a free hand? They gave him a free million dollar house didn’t they? Dalt and his machine were in on the take. He’s gone, now let’s have rid of them.
 10  Toronto public transit is in a mess. Time for Queen’s Park to step in. The amalgamation of Toronto was put to a referendum by Mike Harris in 1997. Three quarters of the voters said NO. The Harris Fascists were never ones to listen to the PEOPLE. Amalgamation was imposed, just like the Nazis did it. The background to the 1998 amalgamation of Toronto was the widespread feeling by MPPs, both Liberal and PCs that the City, if it reached its’ potential would be tantamount to the Toronto tail waging the Ontario dog. So assistance WAS ALWAYS GIVEN TO THE CITY BUT ALWAYS SHORT OF THE REQUIREMENTS. Every now and then Queen’s Park would whack Toronto on the shin bone to make sure the City could not move too fast. So our great City, in recent years has always been crippled by the Legislature. With amalgamation Harris created a situation wherein nobody other than the Mayor is responsible for the City as a whole. This puts the Mayor in a position of having to hand out goodies to local Councillors and his / her friends to get them to support Toronto specific initiatives. What you see is what you get. David Miller and now Rob Ford are driving the City to bankruptcy under the Harris system. Mike promised economies and a streamlined system with amalgamation, as right wingers always do. It didn’t come to pass, Torontonians lost out again to the insiders. Rather Toronto, is totally disorganized and running out of money. Just like the Ontario Hydro and Hwy # 407 debacles, the amalgamation of the City is just another black mark on, ” runaway Mike’s record. Queen’s Park should increase City Council by six Super Councillors representing areas made up of 7 Wards each. These Councillors would represent various segments of Toronto and be focused on the entire City. Local Councillors could serve local interests and do a sort of apprenticeship. They could show their stuff before becoming a Super C. This would provide continuity. And eliminate homers like Adam Vaughan. Public transport now includes GO Transit connecting Toronto to far away fields and TTC within the City limits. This system is long passed its’ best before date. As with the city proper, if you create a bad business model it will creak along or fail. Don’t raise a finger, give Kathleen Wynne and John Tory more billions and you will get what you’ve got, chaos. 40 years ago 75% of area jobs were located in the Downtown core. Our public transit still caters to that model [ a xmas tree ]. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Now only 20 % of jobs are in the core and the xmas tree concept no longer works. People no longer want to go from the outskirts to Union Station. People in Scarborough want to go to Rexdale or to Pearson. We need the wagon wheel model now. The hub [ Union Station ], a rim running around the outside of the City and spokes radiating in all directions [ GO ]. The rim and inner spokes would consist of elevated electric trains built by Bombardier and manufacture in Downsview [ union jobs ]. This infrastructure would be installed and owned by the New Ontario Hydro which would supply the equipment and the power. A new transit authority would operate all of the elevated electric trains [ SkyLiners ] and GO. Eventually GO would go all electric. TTC would operate all of the streetcars, buses and subways within the City proper. But before all this wonderful stuff can take place the problem of Toronto Gridlock has to be solved. It will not be solved by giving Kathleen Wynne / John Tory more billions. She doesn’t know her ass from a hole in the ground as regards traffic. neither does Tory. City Council has said it would cost more than $ 300 million in consultant’s fees for starter, just to come up with a gridlock plan, pure bullshit. It shows how Neanderthal City Council is. Both Wynne and Council are using gridlock and transit to extract more taxes from Torontonians and Ontarians. Don’t give them a F–CKING cent. For 35 years we have had a car hating Council. The Councillors even endanger the lives of pedestrians and cyclists just to give vehicles a black eye. Every traffic impediment known to man and some not yet recognized have been installed on Toronto roads. My guess would be that there are at least 2500 major impediments to traffic. They all boost he carbon monoxide level a little higher. I had an appliance service business in Toronto for 30 years. I know the City like the back of my hand. 70% of Torontonians own cars. It is amazing to me that Councillors take tax money from drivers and then erect barriers to the impede their vehicles. Why don’t the drivers speak up? Daaaaaaaaaaaa? I blame the dollar media for taking cash to pull the wool over driver’s eyes. There is a lot of money in it for the $ media if Wynne and Tory get billions. There is no money for the $ media if the truth is told. Namely, that there are ways of fixing all this broken stuff at a reasonable cost. The longer it takes to deal with problems the more money the great and greedy, the grafters and the $ media make. Shouldn’t that dough stay in your pocket??? So, so, so, wouldn’t it be wiser just to remove those 2500 hurdles before spending a single dime. This dysfunctional City Council is not up to dealing with the gridlock problem, nor any other problem for that matter. Much thanks to Mike Harris. My study shows that there are 25 major north / south / east / west, 4 lane roads that hold the key to speeding up traffic. Toronto has more than 10,000 streets in total. The Province should take over the 25 key roads and put them under trusteeship. This, to streamline and speed their operation. IT CAN BE DONE TOMORROW IF YOU WISH,  I F Y O U W I S H . Did you get that? If Y O U wish. You can determine where this fair City heads in the future. Ignore the $ dollar hungry $ media. They helped to put you where you are now, right behind the 8 BALL. Educate yourself on the issues. There is a plan to eliminate Gridlock. Not Wynne’s. She doesn’t have one. Not Tory’s. He doesn’t have one. There is a plan for mass public transit. Not Wynne’s or Tory’s nor Metrolinx. Reducing Gridlock will in turn reduce the unsafe level of carbon monoxide now in the core that is poisoning this City. With Gridlock reduced the streetcar and bus service will speed up. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Better SkyLiner, streetcar and bus services means fewer cars in Toronto. If a person in Oshawa could take the GO to Scarborough, then take the SkyLiner from Scarborough to Pearson in 40 minutes, why would he or she drive??? Daaaaaaaaaaa. No matter what Ronald Reagan, Mike Harris and Tim Hudak say about evil government, governments can do what the private sector can’t or won’t do. If you elect MPPs who are free of unelected, right thinking keepers this kind of thing can get done. Elect the same old Party machine / herd of MPP sheep and what you see is what you will continue to get. Democracy begins with a wisely used ballot that’s in YOUR hand. Unwisely used it mean tyranny. Are you that stupid that you want to live in a dictatorship? The course ahead is so obvious, it makes me angry that I even have to ask this question.
The changes I have listed above will not actually cost that much. Solving gridlock may be a few million. In terms of the rest of these initiatives, eliminating the theft by McGuinty, his friends, insiders and Bay St. should pretty well cover the cost. The cancellation of the gas plants and an inside look at Ornge gives one an idea of how much money was / is being stolen. Let’s begin our investigation of corruption with the electrical system?
A campaign has been going on for some time to discourage young people from voting. There is a continuous drum beat of negativity from the righties and the dollar media. Just a note. The CBC is under constant attack by the Harperites. The reason, the Corporation won’t repeat Lyin Steve’s lies. Much is said in the $ media about why the young don’t vote and phony estimates of their numbers are given. This is purposely done to discourage and confusion young people. Why even Elections Canada will not be able to encourage the young under the new Fascist Putsch Elections Act. The great and greedy are afraid of the young. Over the centuries history tells us about the old guard not wanting to relinquish control until it is too late. It is too late once a rebellion starts. A rebellion, in the end does sweep away the old guard but it also takes the fabric of a society with it. Then the young are faced with a lifetime of rebuilding, it sometimes takes many lifetimes to rebuild. If ever? Remember, a stitch in time saves nine. That miracle stitch is dumping Harper. We are fortunate here in Canada to have a hard won democracy but it is now in peril. The great and greedy Republicans have some Fifth Column Canadians working to take away our rights. You see their faces [ like Rex Murphy ] in the newspapers every day. The USA was built on slavery and the need for low / no paid workers has never diminished. First it was the blacks, then the Mexicans and now Canadians. The great and greedy have destroyed America financially. For the one % to top up their bank accounts now they need to find some more suckers. The US great and greedy have their sights set on our Country. Herr Harper and his Fascist are obliging their employers and handing us over. I say again to the young, take YOUR Nation back now by ballot or YOU YOURSELF will pay the price in spades later. I have almost run my time clock out. If Canada becomes a land of concentration camps and secret police, it will not much bother me. If I was 35 again and was staring at 50 years of depravation as the young are now I’d be thinking it was time to get off my ass, spool myself up and vote responsibly. This means casting a ballot for MPs / MPPs who will respond the needs of the citizenry, not a political party machines. For the young in Ontario the target for tonight is fixing our electrical system. That fix is within our reach and it will not require a Queen’s ransom. And it can be done quickly. In fact it can be done as quickly AS YOU WISH. Same words as before. In a democracy the people call the shot. In a dictatorship the great and greedy call the shots. What is it to be? Even if you can’t get excited about politics, then let your actions be guide by self interest. There is no shame in that. Nothing wrong with looking after yourself. In fact to live life to the fullest you always have be number one on your hit parade. This then makes you whole. From such a position of strength you can then look after those around you, THOSE WHO NEED YOU. And right now your Country needs you and right now you need your Country although that may be difficult to see. As I got older I gained confidence. I knew that the seeds I planted would in time blossom. When you are young it is hard to see what is in the future. Well I will tell you at this time that fixing the electrical system will yield more in the way of bounty than any other seeds you could plant now. There are two things that we as humans are preprogrammed to do. MOST PEOPLE enjoy working together for the common good. In fact in many cases the old will work with the young on projects that they will never see. The other thing is most of us enjoy relationships. Having other people close and then working with other families for the common good is the cornerstone of democracy. Democracy is hard to win and easy to lose. The great and greedy like Steve Harper, Conrad Black, Mike Harris, Dalton McGuinty, Tim Hudak and others do not believe in having relationships and working together. They don’t want us to reach our potential. We have it in us to win gold. Those mentioned above want all the gold for themselves and their friends. In this regard the $ dollar hungry $ media is paid to convince us that we are not being screwed when we are really being royally screwed by the above. First cheap KWs and then we’ll deal with the other problems one by one. The population of Ontario at the end of 2013 was 13,500. Of that number 1.5 million are children under 14 year of age. Of the remaining number the famous one percent who hold 30% of the wealth of the Province number 120,000. Now it is reasonable to assume that the kids don’t add to our bottom line. It would also be reasonable to assume that the affluent one percent do not add to our bottom line either. They look after themselves exclusively and since the dollar hungry media looks after their interests exclusively we can’t look to the elites for any comfort even if some poor souls and their children go to bed hungry each night. So let’s discount the kids and the one percenters from this project. We are left with about 12 million in the general population. If we fused those 12 million brains together we could master every problem we put our mind to. Even ensuring the continuation of our democracy and our democratic institutions. To the right wing the prospect of seeing their enemy, the hated masses galvanized in such a way is the most terrifying thing going. United we progress. Divided and burdened with difficulties that our governments refuses to solve we face turmoil and unrest. So let’s set aside our differences about which governments and their handmaidens, the $ media remind us daily. And tackle the problems ourselves??? Without interference from the $ media educate yourself on the present pressing matters. Then in future elections [ possibly this year in Ont. ] you can go to the polls undeterred by Robo Calls and other dirty tricks being planned for us by the Fascists. And vote for a MP / MPP who will ANSWER TO YOUR INTERESTS. That’s when Ontario’s rockets will fire up.
In 1947 I began delivering Toronto Daily Stars in Forest Hill in the City. Joe Atkinson was still at the helm of the Paper which he founded in 1899. I had my route for 5 1/2 years, I learned to run a business and learned all about his philosophy. Atkinson grew up in poverty and never forgot where he came from. He used his Paper to fight for the underdog and Liberal causes. Joe’s Philosophy was as follows,  1  A strong, united and independent Canada.  2  Social justice.  3  Individual and civil liberties. 4  Community and civil engagement.  5  The rights of working people.  6  The necessary role of government. The Toronto Star .com on this date states that the above still define their commitment to the readers, City and Country. Horseshit. Up to the 1990s the Star remained true to these words from Joe. Then a slow decline set in wherein the paper changed from being committed to the underdog to chasing money and serving the interests of the great and greedy. For the last 10 years the Star has been paid to be the propaganda bulletin board for the nukies and the hollowing out of the wealth of Ontario. As stated I have complained bitterly and often but never a response from the Star. The nukie’s lies have just continued. And as a result of the nukie / McGuinty excesses Ontario is now bankrupt. Both of them are backed to the hilt by the Star. Over the years John Honderich has tried his hand at writing and he’s abysmal. During such forays John usually trotted out the 6 Atkinson Principles. Each time I felt like throwing up although I have a strong stomach. How two faced can John be? Bowing to old Joe, yet all the while his hand is behind his back taking money from the great and greedy. On one such occasion I had had enough and wrote John Honderich a nasty note. John’s father, Beland ran the Star for about 32 years. I was so angered at the bullshit and the fact that the Star was publishing endless nukie lies I closed with, ” John, if your name was Smith you’d still be in the mailroom “. Could that be the reason Honderich never responds to me? John Spears is a cub reporter who has been with the paper for many years. Spears is the one who writes most of the nice nukie propaganda wherein the skies are not cloudy all day. Every advantage of nuclear is highlighted and the costly difficulties are swept under the rug. Of course those huge costs are the ones we bear but they go unmentioned by Spears. He will never let it escape his pen that Ontario has enough water to do us until the cows come home. Just a couple of days ago Spears wrote about the repairs that are needed at the Darlington Nuclear Plant. The price tag is $ 10 billion, this will escalate to $ 13 billion with extra charges. If the nukies follow their normal course it will be over $ 20 billion before its’ done. However Tom Mitchell, CEO of OPG, promises this time it will be different. He is very sure that his nukies experiments will work this time. But the McGuinty Government doesn’t police Tom or OPG so who is going to make them come in on time and on budget. To help cover the cost of KWs Tom wants to raise our rates by another 30%. All of McGuinty’s friends at OPG deserve more cash perks. Mike Harris separated the $ 20 billion nukie debt at Ontario Hydro in anticipation of his fire sale. Mike put that debt on the backs of Ontarians. The accumulation of toxic nuclear waste is now in concrete drums in temporary storage at each plant. The cost of disposal is now pegged at over $ 20 billion. That cost is not calculated in the everyday price of KWs. Over the years I have pushed John Spears / the Star to tell the whole nuclear story. If you had known the real story way back when the nukie curse would have been excised and the healing started. But that is just the point. WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN’T HURT THE NUKIES. The McGuinty Government has withheld the info on the nukies just like it did / and is doing with the gas plants. The Toronto Star has never ever printed a single one of my comments or articles. I am sure Honderich will not now print the foregoing or any part thereof. It is a well known fact that parasites feed off a host. If the host dies the parasites die too. The Star is parasitic. Thus as Ontario dies a nukie death the Star is approaching death too. Well deserved I’d say.
Mike Harris ignored my suggestion to fix things and the brass ring eluded him. Dalton McGuinty ignored my pleas to fix the system and electricity destroyed him. John Tory ignored my advice that there was a KW fix. And that he should act. Tory didn’t and ended up in political oblivion [ where I hope he will forever abide ]. I await the response from Andrea Horwath and the under 35 crowd with much interest??? Will there be a bright future for Ontarians based on half price KWs [ 10 cents per ] or at the present price of 25 cents per KW/H will the Province face ever increasing debt, joblessness, financial ruin and darkness???
As I put the finishing touches to this post who do think appeared? Why John Spears had another Star article on electricity in which commercial power consumers [ AMPCO ] plead for lower KW rates. Good for them. What has always bothered me about Spear is his lack of outrage. He must have to sift through a lot of information to produce one of these articles. I have almost every article, editorial, guest column and pertinent Letters to the Editor that the Toronto Star has published over the past 9 years or so. I have communicated with the Star and particularly Spears about the nukie coverage, endless lies and false and misleading information. I can tell you that Spears has never learned a thing. He appears to be totally clueless. HE HAS TO BE. I can’t believe a person would be this dishonest just to get a pay cheque? In his piece John said Ontarians pay between 7.6 and 9.4 cents per KW/H. That is a bald face lie. Ratepayers pay on average 25 cents per KW/H once all the 12 extra charges are factored in. Gradually the extra charges were added by McGuinty so he could claim a much lower KW price [ a lie ]. I had a cottage [ 1956 ] and then added a house [ 1960 ]. My hydro bill stated the number of KWs used and the price, that’s it. Back then a KW was about 3.5 cents per that was when Ontario was all water. And those were Ontario’s golden years. The first nuke came on stream in my back yard, Pickering, in 1971. By 1990 the nukies had bankrupted the Province with most of our precious water being TURNED OFF. Quebec is NOW 5 cents per KW/H and Manitoba is 4 cents per KW/H. And we are paying 25 cents per KW/H. How the hell can we compete? No wonder we are losing jobs and ground. Ontario is in this KW hole because of a small group of despicable sharks, put in place by McGuinty. At this rate we might as well turn off the lights and move elsewhere. Or the alternative, throw the bums out. So John Spear / Star have taken money to lie once again on behalf of the nukies and the McGuinty Government. 7.6 to 9.4 cents per KW/H is outrageous in and of itself compared to other jurisdictions but 25 cents per, them’s revolutionary words. And Honderich just won’t tell the truth. He gets paid and has been paid big money to mislead YOU. Honderich hasn’t misled me in the least but my screaming hasn’t attracted anyone till now with me using the net. The nukies, the Ont. Energy Ministry, all the hanger-on and the dollar hungry Star are all going down the road of no return. When Ontario sinks beneath the wave where do they think they will be? They are all going with us. Not only did John Spears give us a phony price he has written and McGuinty has said many times that nuclear power supplies more the 50% of the Province’s electricity. The truth is that the actual generating capacity [ plant ] is divided up in thirds. One third coal / gas, one third nuclear and one third hydro power. The way McGuinty got this number is when demand is down water [ like Niagara Falls ] is shut down and then coal is turned off. The cheap KWs are switched off and we get the expensive KWs. So of course Dalt can claim the nukes provide more than 50%. Lies, lies and more lies from devious Dalt. But this 50% guff is meant to mislead Ontarians into thinking that nuclear is much more important than it is. Face it. You have been fooled once again. So the battle is now on. Will the McGuinty Government, the nukies, the nuclear industry and the dollar media, including the Star be able to continue to keep you in a semi vegetative state so they can continue their plunder. Or will you finally wake up and stand up for your family and your homeland? An election is only months away. It is decision time. Strike a blow for fiscal sanity or forever hold your tongue.
LAOCOON — Is the Trojan priest who tried to warn his people in vain against accepting the Wooden Horse as a present from the Greeks. He was executed for his efforts. Laocoon said, ” Trojans, do not trust the Horse. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even bearing gifts “. More than four years ago I picked this name specifically for my blog because of the betrayal of the Toronto Star on the matter of the nukie curse. Namely the ruination of this Province’s economic health. Over these years I have watched the majority of Ontarians acquiesce to the false nukie narrative of blue sky and apple pie. Due to being misled by the dollar hungry media, particularly the Star. Will Ontario go the way of the Trojans?????????????????????
Catch you next time — Ken http://www.ge-eman.com LAOCOON