“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”
~~ Thomas Watson
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Many would say that she has true conservative bona-fides, but then if that's the case, why is she a BC Liberal? She ran as a BC Liberal leadership candidate. ... she lost as a BC LIBERAL leadership candidate ... and BC Conservatives should not even think of considering her.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
When they are all gone and long forgotten, Barrett will still be remembered by many as a legend in this province and in Canada
|Two giants in their own right. NDP leader Dave |
Barrett being interviewed by Jack Webster
He had been fired from his job, by the provincial government in 1959, after it became known that he was running for a CCF nomination. He had to fight for reinstatement, as at the time civil servants were barred from running for office
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Retired provincial court Judge Wallace Gilby Craig, "The Four Pillars have been reduced to a single toothpick"
I would also point out that this is not a matter of democracy. It is a matter of government at all levels carrying out their implied duties to maintain peace and good order in our community
The Four Pillars are supposed to include prevention, treatment, enforcement and harm reduction. A vast array of supportive statistics usually accompany the promotion of these pillars but actual experience and observation by police and the judiciary show another side of the argument.
Prior to his retirement, Judge Craig spent twenty-five years hearing cases in the provincial court facility at 312 Main Street, in the heart of Vancouver's skid road. He sat on hundreds, maybe even thousands, of drug cases.
“Proponents of the ideology of harm reduction – with their strident claims that reducing harm will bring drug addiction and related crime under control – are nothing more than self-serving propagandists,” Judge Craig stated in a column published in the North Shore News.
He continued that the mantra-like repetitive use of the words 'harm reduction' is intended to make truth out of their illusion that addiction is a manageable illness.
“It is cunning nonsense,” Judge Craig added.
Harm reduction has resulted in the promotion of unmanageable needle exchange programs, frequently unsafe injection sites and open-ended drug maintenance programs using methadone, Judge Craig added.
Kamloops mayor wants fewer needles handed out to addicts
In my own experience in Maple Ridge, the needle exchange program has resulted in the pollution of private and public property with discarded needles and used condoms, creating a public health risk at huge cost to the city and province.
Al Arsenault, a retired Vancouver City Police constable, told Judge Craig, “Needle exchange programs do not steer addicts away from drug use, nor, does the program serve to promote abstinence.
“Here's your needle, now don't do drugs, is a lousy way to persuade addicts to begin recovery."
Monday, January 29, 2018
THE OLD GUY said it best; "The public should not be required to subsidize any party, or individual candidate"
Very late Saturday evening ... well actually it was VERY EARLY Sunday morning, I decided to pen the piece, "He was right ... he still is ... and yet the BC Liberals choose to take this money anyway. I hope they choke on it".
It has generated several comments, sadly some come as personal only, and the individual writing them cannot be identified for reasons it could cause them problems. Regardless, here is an interesting dialogue I've had over the past day and a half, with one of my acquaintances in BC politics
|BC Legislature in Victoria (image from BC Liberal caucus)|
The Liberals were grossly abusing the old system but the transition to a new one is iffy and now (Todd) Stone says he won't take the taxpayers money anyway if he wins so it's a mess.
Let me be clear, if you have not been aware of this previously ...