I was looking through some of my computer photo albums from 2014-15 this morning, which was a time before I got the camera I now use. Since Vancouver is presently sitting in somewhat of a cold-snap, I decided to stay in, and use a few of those old pictures I was looking at to make a new post. (I also find that I’m somewhat irritated with the mainstream press as they help their more corrupt Democrat candidates, try to convince the world that Jill Stein from the Green Party is now a Russian agent. I happen to both like, and respect Dr. Stein.) So since posting pictures is something that I find to be quite soothing to my soul, and because I was quite happy to see that the pictures from back then actually do a good job of holding their own against those that I now take with the much better equipment, I picked out a few to show you. Then I realized that the similarity in the quality of the pictures from then, and those from now, might also just mean that my photography skills are not improving at all. Thus, before I completely depress myself, I think I’ll just post these darn pictures, and wish you folks all a Merry Christmas.
Heading Back Home
Canada Place From Crab Park
Container Movers Port-side At Crab Park
Crab Park Harbor 1
The Landing Pad At Crab Park
Helicopter Headed For The Landing Pad At Crab Park
Alright, this is just not my day! I got all the way down to here, before I discovered why the old pictures look almost as good as the new…they were taken with the same camera. That’s why I’m using red ink, it matches my face. It seems I got this camera further back then I thought I did, but as soon as I clicked on one of the pictures where it appeared on my page after publication, it showed up in the larger form, along with all the details about what camera was used, as well as the other settings. Oh well, I’ve done dumber things, I just can’t remember when. So just ignore everything I said above the pictures, except for the fact that I still think Jill Stein is awesome. And while we’re here, you can add a great big Happy New Year to that Merry Christmas I wished you earlier. Take care and stay safe.
I just wanted to add a little addendum to my previous article about Dr. Jill Stein. I mentioned yesterday that I was worried you might think I had become a conspiracy fan, and I assured you I hadn’t. Well, since then, I learned that a few days before my post even, Dr.Stein was allowed the privilege of being interviewed on PBS. Now even though PBS, as we all know, stands for Public Broadcasting Station, this is not entirely the case anymore, since like almost everything else these days, even PBS takes some Federal funds. When I researched it, I discovered it was a seemingly smaller amount (18% of the current operating budget), but that things were run so tightly, that that smaller amount was still a CRITICAL amount, and apparently the PBS was under constant threat of defunding, if their Federal partners felt they weren’t having enough input into things.
In any case Jill, of course, gratefully accepted the opportunity to be interviewed, and the interview was also live-streamed on a You-Tube channel that some people got to see. The Interviewer’s last question to Jill is an attempt to put her on the spot by pointing out that Dr. Stein has said in the past that neither Donald Trump, nor Hillary Clinton would make a great President, The reporter then says something to the effect of, “So are you saying that Hillary Clinton is every bit as terrible a person as Donald Trump is?”
When Dr. Stein answers, she gives a very articulate reply, beginning with, “I wouldn’t say they’re the same, but the differences aren’t enough to save your job…” She then goes on to explain that with Hillary’s pick of Ken Salazar as her Transitional Chief, and his love of fracking and the TPP, she now has just as many problems with Hillary as with Trump. She goes into detail on these important points about where Hillary has already done a complete 180 on what she promised Senator Sanders, and his followers, when she was trying to swing them to her cause. And she’s not even in office yet. And this is where we get back to what I was saying yesterday.
When PBS put this same interview up on the main channels later, where it would get it’s main viewership, they had cut everything Dr. Stein said that was negative about Hillary, and it was done smoothly enough that no one would notice the cut. Unfortunately for them, one thoughtful young man who had caught the live version, and taped it, published it on his Facebook feed in it’s original form, with all the parts that they cut out in the censored version added as sub-titles in red so everyone could see exactly what the Hillary camp wanted hidden. His copy of it went viral (and this is exactly what I meant yesterday when I said Hillary has the backing of the major corporations as well as the media) until Facebook took it down with no explanation. (I believe they did eventually put it back up, but by then they would have accomplished what they were after…breaking the video’s momentum.)
So I really do hope you people see that your Democracy is truly under attack. It’s bad enough when the 2 major Parties won’t allow anyone to raise a voice against them, but when they also control so much of the media you rely on for your information, then that’s probably more of a reason to be fearful then any of the nonsense you read about in the papers. I remember after I watched Tienanmen Square take place on the Internet. I had Chinese friends here in Vancouver who were so flustered because they could not convince their relatives who lived in China that it had actually happened. Those people thought it was just something the West made up to make them look bad. After all, their State-run Press told them it never happened, and so did their nightly news, and their government-controlled Internet.
If you would like to see how it’s done for yourself, the following link will take you to The Jimmy Dore Show, to the segment he did where I heard about this. Jimmy’s a great guy, with a great show. He might shock the local Preacher once or twice, but you can trust what he says.
Boy do I feel like an idiot, I write that whole article thinking I’m just going to give you a link at the end of it, and here it automatically brings the whole thing here on it’s own. I don’t even know how my own site works any more. Seriously Jimmy, I didn’t try to steal anything, when did links start doing this? I give up. Sue me Mr. Dore (but I have no money, just good looks).
I read a Reuters article today that gave me pause. Even though I’m Canadian, I’ve been following the American Presidential Election Cycle this past year with all its ups and downs, ins and outs, coverups and exposes’. Thus the article today was of great interest to me.
Without getting too deep into my own views on the shenanigans that went on with the Primary Election on the Democratic side, as clearly revealed by the e-mail leaks (which I am still working my way through quite religiously, and I can assure you, they really should be ashamed of themselves), let’s just say I was at least hanging on to my assurance that at least the General Election was just too complicated for anyone to manage to effectively rig. Thus, despite the fact that I could never bring myself to believe that Ms. Clinton had any right being the Democratic Nominee (after the emails confirmed the process was rigged), I consoled myself with the fact that if Bernie Sanders wasn’t going to complain about it, why should I? And even if the lady didn’t deserve to still be in the race for the White House at that point, at least from this point on, we would see things continue on at least a SLIGHTLY more level playing field. Not even close.
Since this is a Blog Post and not a novel, let’s just ignore the entire Donald Trump thing altogether. If we were of a mind to, we could probably still be talking about that part of this saga after the NEXT election. But not tonight. Tonight, I need to explain the title I chose for this piece. You see, I too was hoping (and still am) to see the first woman President of the US chosen in this cycle, but it just isn’t Hillary Clinton. The lady I have in mind really would be a fine example for every little girl to look up to, and every young woman, and every adult in the US, male and female, and all others alike. This is a woman who worked hard all her life, and grew up to become someone who now works hard every day helping others. I’m talking about a lady named Dr. Jill Stein, and Dr. Stein is the Presidential candidate for the Green Party.
So why do I say she’s the most frightening woman in the world? Well, if you stick with me just a bit, I’m pretty sure I can satisfy your curiosity as to that point. I have to tell you, however, that even though I’ve been a fan of Jill’s ever since I began studying her policy positions, it wasn’t until just today that I discovered, quite to my amazement, exactly how frightening, this rather delicate looking, and very soft-spoken woman, must actually be. And this is how all this knowledge came to me.
It started when I saw an Internet article by Reuters detailing a White House Press conference in which it was explained that the FBI had determined that it was Russia who had hacked the voter roles in Arizona, and one other State. The first thing about the article that worried me was that it made it sound so definite, unlike the usual articles that like to “hint” at these type of things (of course Russia has already denied the accusations). The next unusual thing was that Mr. Obama was now apparently reading minds because not only did he know the Russians did it, but he also seemed to know it was so they could rig the upcoming General Election. NOW…he had my full attention, and I knew Russians had nothing to do with it. It only took the President’s Press Secretary a couple more sentences to convince me I was correct in my concern.
You most likely already know that the reason it is an accepted theory that a General Election cannot be successfully rigged (unlike the Democratic side of this years Primary, which between the email leaks, and the multiple other voter irregularities still being investigated, seems almost certainly to have been totally rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton), is because the General takes place all at once, in so many places, under the direction of so many different State bodies. Trying to organize and rig a system so spread out and complex would be all but impossible. This holds true not just for any nefarious actors within the United States, but yes, Mr. President, it would be just as impossible for the Russians.
But that’s not what the White House says. Mr. Obama (who just happens to be the head of the same party that we already know rigged the Primary election), has decided the threat from the evil Russians is so great that he needs to act. His proposed solution is to declare all the individual voting machines in the United States, as “critical infrastructure”. What that means is that he will then have the power to appoint “overseers” who will be tasked with making sure all the results from all the machines are what they should be, thus KEEPING AMERICA SAFE.
By taking away the security that is built in by the very complexity of having all those different bodies, in different states looking after things, such a large number of unconnected people that it’s impossible to organize them all into one joint effort, illegal or otherwise, you will now have only one large body of overseers, with the keys to all the machines, who will answer to no one but the President who is himself the very head of the same Party that just got done rigging their Primary. It is a very bad idea! A very good idea would be to go back to using paper ballots. Another good idea would be to take all the easily-hackable machines 10-years old or older, and up-grade them to the new very hard or nearly impossible-to-hack machines with solid paper trails. But putting one agency in a position of power over everyone else is simply a very bad idea. In the case of a General Election, a certain amount of confusion can actually help to keep things legit.
Anyway, I bet you thought I forgot why I was here. Lol. I didn’t. You see, I discovered that Dr. Jill Stein was the most frightening woman in the world, but only to Hillary Clinton, and the rest of the DNC. I discovered that when I tried to write Dr. Stein an email to alert her to the Reuters article. This wonderful woman has approximately 8-9 web-sites where she could usually be contacted by email. But since she got up to around 4-5% in the polls, Hillary has had her blacked out quite effectively, and no matter how often I’ve tried, I can’t get through on any of Jill’s pages. Now I know some of you will think that’s one of those conspiracy things. It isn’t, and I’ll show you how much sway Hillary has with the Internet bigwigs. Just take a look at the picture below. It’s a comparative screenshot of what happens when you type “Hillary Clinton is” into either Bing search, where Hillary’s pull isn’t as great as she would like, or when you type the same thing in Google search, where they think Hillary is awesome. The two things you are seeing compared are what each of these sites expect you to believe are the top ten things people that day are searching for that begin with the phrase I typed in “Hillary Clinton is”.
So as you can see, it’s quite a difference, all the way down to the fact that Google wants me to believe these are the top ten search results beginning with “Hillary Clinton is”, yet out of 10 results, the word “is” appears once, and “Hillary” appears 5 times. As one of my favorite news sources put it, “Google has all the information in the world at it’s disposal, and all it knows about Hillary Clinton is, ‘she’s awesome'”.
But that’s not the only reason I say how powerful Hillary’s influence is with the Internet. As you know, many of us get most of our news these days from the Internet, and by news, I’m also including, for those of you who still watch it, the Main-stream News. A lot of people probably haven’t even realized that it’s been something like 250 days or so since Hillary has given a Press Conference, yet Donald Trump has given something like 47 in the same amount of time, roughly one every 6-7 days. Why? Because you get Hillary’s Press Conferences every time you read an editorial, or an opinion piece, or anything like that, in virtually any of the Main-Stream Press. Don’t believe me? Check out this list.
-CNN President Virginia Mosely is married to Hillary Clinton Secretary Tom Nides.
-CBS President Dave Rhodes is top Obama official Ben Rhode’s brother.
-ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.
-ABC Executive Producer Ian Cameron is married to Obama National Security adviser, Susan Rice.
-ABC News and Univision Reporter, Matthew Jaffee, is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.
-CNN Department Assignment Manager, Joe Lockhart, is Hillary Clinton’s Press Secretary
-CBS Vice-President of Communication, Lisa Caputo, was Hillary Clinton’s Secretary, when Hillary was First Lady.
So you see, this is the type of influence that I’m talking about. And you would think with all of this in her corner, and all her billionaire donors (not to mention the Clinton Foundation), Hillary would fear nothing, and no one. But my point stands. Neither myself, nor anyone I know can manage to get on any of Dr. Stein’s sites, because the black-out on this woman is that effective. There is no way Hillary Clinton wants even one more person than already has, hearing the message of hope and prosperity this wonderful lady has put forward. I know it doesn’t affect me in a substantial way since I’m Canadian, but I thought the least I could do, since I can’t even get through to her these days, is let at least a few more Americans know she exists.
So ladies and gentlemen, without any further ado, allow me to introduce to you, the most frightening woman in the entire world…but only to Hillary Clinton and the rest of the DNC. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Dr. Jill Stein.