Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Greek Peoples Odious, Enormous and Unsustainable Debt.





The IMF, World Bank and ECB must immediately recognize and understand that Greece, like other poor countries or developing ones that have enormous unsustainable odious debts, has very little capacity to repay such a debt.

Further it is morally and economically appropriate for Greece to refuse and question or recognize the legitimacy of this odious debt forced upon the Greek people and their economy.

Greece its government and citizens must not be held in this position of having to borrow more  just to service a debt. And no longer be asked to service such a debt when it has little to no trade surpluses on an annually basis.

The only way for Greece to get out from under its debt is similar to that of how Germany got out of its debts after World War 2

The current Greek repayable amount must be reduced by 50% and stretched out over 35 years. Also such a new agreement must state that repayments on this reduced loan are due only when Greece has a trade surplus and that repayments be limited to 5% of export earnings.  


This would give the E U countries, the EU central bank and all creditors a powerful incentive to import Greek goods and thus greatly assisting Greece's new reconstruction. 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Radical Imams Preaching Extremism and Religious Hatred Do Not Represent Islam.







They are criminal jihadists misfits and thugs or self professed radical extremist Imams and guilty of Islamic blasphemy equal to or greater than their followers of barbaric radical and criminal jihads.

That today around the globe, represent one of the major problems facing all civilized societies, democracies and religions throughout the universe.

They are just as radical and barbaric as their jihads criminal killers of men women and children. They are the ones who daily propagandize their own warped and criminal interpretation of Islam.

By preaching racial and religious hatreds toward all civil societies and call for or support the cowardly barbaric assignations, killings, terror, be-headings and suicide bombings in the name of Islam against men, woman and children be they Muslim or non Muslim.

Such extremist radical Imams ignore the basic penal laws of Islam and criminally misinterpret the writings of Islam. Islamic law and teachings forbids terrorism. Terrorism is above all murder. 

Murder is strictly forbidden in the Qur’an. Qur’an 6:151 says, “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” (i.e. murder is forbidden but the death penalty imposed by the state for a crime is permitted 5:53).

If the motive for terrorism is religious, it is impermissible under Islamic law. It is forbidden to attempt to impose Islam on other people. The Qur’an says, “There is no compulsion in religion. The right way has become distinct from error.”

In the Islamic law of war, not just any civil engineer (Imam) can declare or launch a war. It is the prerogative of the duly constituted leader of the Muslim community that engages in the war. Nowadays that would be the president or prime minister or the elected head of state, as advised by the mufti or national experts (judges) of law. Not an Imam.

A true Muslim believer and follower of Islam is moderate, not an extremist, is truthful not dishonest, is humble not arrogant, is dignified and decent not graceless. Where are these Imams and Muslims today?   

As the vast majority of the so called moderate Muslims who daily attend mosque are closing their eyes and not dealing with these imams and the radicalization happening right in front of them on a daily basis. It is not enough that these so called moderate Muslims express regret and while complaining about racial profiling by law enforcement.

Who is monitoring these radical Imams in North America, Europe, and the Middle East or throughout the world? Not Muslim communities or a majority of any of the moderate Muslims often mention by the press.

Why it is that law enforcement is barred from investigating in mosques in order to prevent this radicalization by extremist Imams before it goes too far?



Friday, January 9, 2015

One of the Problems for All Civilized Societies Today is...........












The barbaric jihadist criminal interpretation of Islam by self professed extremist radical Imams!

The number one problem that must be confronted openly, decisively and rapidly by all civilized societies around the globe has become abundantly clear.

It is the barbaric jihadist criminality and their interpretation of Islam. These Muslim misfits and thugs are the number one problem that must be confronted openly, decisively and rapidly by all civilized societies around the globe. 

There cowardly and barbaric assassinations, be-headings, suicide bombings of men, women and children around the world represent is clear cut assault on individual freedoms of choice, thought, speech and religious tolerances within democratic civil societies.

The barbaric assassination of 12 individuals recently in Paris that included two Muslims, one a policeman and the other a cartoonist, highlights to all civilized societies and peaceful religions the absurdity and contradictions of Islam as interpreted by these barbaric criminal Muslim jihadists and their propagandized interpretation of Islam that represents and call for the oppression and collective totalitarianism of all free peoples and civilized societies throughout the world. 

A sleeping world has been awakened, by the barbaric radical criminal jihadist gunmen in Paris, to the fact that fascist radical Imams and their followers are against the most fundamental freedoms of all democratic and civilizes societies, the freedoms of right to life, liberty, security of person, free speech, choice and religious believes without persecution.

These self professed spiritual Imam leaders of these barbaric radical jihads are just as radical and barbaric as their jihads criminal killers of men women and children as they are the ones who daily propagandize their own warped and criminal interpretation of Islam and preach hatred toward all civil societies and call for supporting killings and terror against men, women and children.

Such extremist radical Imams ignore the basic penal laws of Islam and criminally misinterpret the writings of Islam.

Who is monitoring these radical Imams in North America, Europe and the Middle East?

As the vast majority of the so called moderate Muslims who daily attend mosque are closing their eyes and not dealing with these imams and the radicalization happening right in front of them on a daily basis. It is not enough that these so called moderate Muslims express regret and while complaining about racial profiling by law enforcement.

Why it is that law enforcement is barred from investigating in mosques in order to prevent this radicalization before it goes too far?




http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/charlie-hebdo-cartoon-i-knew-i-had-to-express-defiance-because-i-wanted-to-be-true-to-the-spirit-of-the-magazine-9965467.html

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Are provincial governments with their political party politics really necessary?








Perhaps another idea rather than the entry of the divisiveness of partisan party politics at the municipal level would be to move in another direction completely.

And consider eliminating provincial governments and have the federal government take over education, healthcare, and other public welfare benefits and goods that citizens consider to be entitlements from birth to grave.

With the administrative duties transferred to the municipal levels of government which would further reduce repetative representative and political overlap and the never ending divisiveness of party politics. 

Provincial taxes could be eliminated and replaced with slightly increased federal tax rates with the added efficiency of removing the provincial level of government and if handled correctly would translate into an overall savings for taxpayers.

Provinces already exist financially because of our current system of transfer payments from the federal government paying for the greatest portion of education, healthcare, debt payments, and other entitlement programs, as our federal government largely gets to set the mandate under which they are delivered anyway, no matter what provincial leaders advocate, on the behalf of their citizens, ultimately the national interest usually gets the final say.

Political food for thought!


2. @  http://www.torontosun.com/2014/04/11/all-levels-of-canadian-government-debt-total-41-trillion









Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Art of Double Dipping by Career Politicians





It has become apparent that recent retiring 30 year federal and provincial elected representative of specific political party’s i.e. liberal, conservative or NDP have come up with their own definition of new revenue sources for personal use.

The greed for power or supplementing their overly generous government pensions after representing a political party’s loyal members at either the federal or provincial government levels is becoming the new form of political double dipping in Ontario and Canadian politics.

I am referring to the recent retirement or quitting from federal politics by one Jim Karygiannis after having represented the liberal political party and its local constituent supporters at the federal level for more than 30 years of continued elected service.

This career politician and parliamentarian recently thanked all his fellow members of the liberal federal political party and now starts to collect his annual pension and benefits which he earned from representing his party’s taxpaying supporters.

Problem is this political party member now wants to represent these same political party constituent supporters at the municipal government level on City Council, which unlike federal and provincial levels of governments, currently does not have the open system of party politics for campaign funding, advertising and worker support.

For decades Canadian citizens at the Toronto and municipal government election levels have and overwhelmingly continue to prefer that their local councillors be independent and represent their constituents rather than representing party politics at the municipal levels of government.

As there is already an abundance of party politics at the provincial or federal level. Further it is grossly unfair and unethical for retired MPP or MP of 30 years to then seek political office at the municipal levels and be backed financially or otherwise by their political party affiliations while receiving a taxpayer funded pension for having served these same party supporters at the federal or provincial levels of government.

Such political party condoned or supported pork barrelling and double dipping by this or other elected parliamentarians upon retiring is unethical and shows no respect for voters within our One City Community of Toronto.

Toronto City council, in my perhaps biased opinion, does not at this time or any time in the near future require the introduction of political party politics and the divisiveness it encourages within communities, cities and municipalities.

It is time the leaders of the Liberal, Conservative and NDP political parties all immediately establish a no double dipping rule. 

This rule would clearly prohibits all previously elected and retiring political party parliamentarians that have served their party and constituents supporters for 30 years or longer from seeking another position of elected office at the municipal government level for up to ten years from the date of retirement from either their federal or provincial elected government service.

What is needed to stop such double dipping is a Five-Year Post-Employment Ban for Designated Public Office Holders & retiring or quitting MPs or MPPs.

The five year period would start from the time the member (MP or MPP) ceases to carry out his or her functions with the political party he/she was elected to represent or the time the member resigned or quit as an MP or MPP. Those who contravene this provision would be committing an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $150,000.

The prohibition would apply equally to all elected members of the federal parliament and or a provincial legislature.   

More food for thought: 
Are provincial governments with their political party politics really necessary?


Perhaps another idea rather than the entry of the divisiveness of party politics at the municipal level would be to move in another direction.

And consider eliminating the provincial governments and have the federal government take over education, healthcare, and other public welfare benefits and goods that citizens consider to be entitlements from birth to grave.

With administrative duties being transferred to municipal levels of government which would further reduce representative and political overlap. 

Provincial taxes could be eliminated replaced with slightly increased federal tax rates with the added efficiency of removing a level of government if handled correctly would translate into an overall savings for taxpayers.

Provinces already exist financially because of our current system of transfer payments from the federal government paying for the greatest portion of education, healthcare, debt payments, and other entitlement programs, as our federal government largely gets to set the mandate under which they are delivered anyway, no matter what provincial leaders advocate, on the behalf of their citizens, ultimately the national interest usually gets the final say.






 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Value of services versus the need for new taxes.






It seems that most editorials from the for profit main stream media organizations are continually left leaning and slanted in favour of new revenue sources (new taxes) and increased taxes on individuals in their never ending support for services that are vote getting valued and put forward by political parties of all stripes.  

As they never seem to support favouring or editorialize a need for any increases or new taxes on corporations or special interest group’s even though corporate tax rates at both the provincial and federal levels remain at an all-time low rate.

First we citizens must recognize and remember the fact that political parties of all stripes i.e. liberals, conservatives, new democrats, greens etc. all have less than ONE per cent of eligible voters who are actual card carrying or dues paying members of their specific political party.

Further the main stream media would like us all to believe that a healthy middle class income is that of $60,000 to $100,000 per year.

Yet our municipal, provincial and federal politicians all take home a base annual salary and benefits in excess $130,000 of which 1/3 is tax free while 47% of Toronto residential property tax paying citizens have an annual household income of under $53,000 and the medium income for a one person household is under $46,000 in Toronto alone.  

Other than the media, political parties and the political corporate elite through editorials, who has agreed that the current tax payer funded non entitlement services that governments continually give voters are the services realistically wanted by a majority of citizens or by those having that middle class annual income of $60,000 to $100,000 per year or of our citizens that currently have a medium one person household income of under $46,000.

In place of the so called solution of increasing taxes on individuals as presented by the Stars editorial a more democratic course might be one of making sure that the majority of voting citizens have the government services that they as a majority of citizens actually want. And then, without ever having been asked, have to fund unsustainable programs for services put forth by the various political parties whom represent at best a mere One Percent of all eligible citizen voters.    

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Star's Editorial Insults All Canadian Heterosexuals.








This editorial “outing” of the Star's HETEROPHOBIC attitude itself is an insult to all Canadians in my humble opinion.

To insinuate that individuals who do not support the life styles of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex ,Queer/Questioning and 2 Spirited are utterly unfit for public office is asinine and contrary to the Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

It is also a reverse form of bullying and method of discrimination.

I hold the strong position and belief that individual’s within our Canadian society must be allowed to decide for themselves what is best for them as an individual and not be chastised by the media or special interest groups for holding an opposite viewpoint from those of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transsexual, Transgender or Queer/Questioning.

Let’s ALL respect the simple fact that All people as individuals have lives, relationships and families have the constitutional right and freedoms to reject or accept social trends and have that basic human right and freedom to make their own choices?  


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http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/about/mission