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Canadians facing the same problems as the U.S.

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Read full News Release here:

http://www.dwatch.ca/camp/RelsSep1208.html

Canada Holds 40th Undemocratic Federal Election — Canadians Will Elect Yet Another Undemocratic and Unaccountable Federal Government

Friday, September 12, 2008

OTTAWA – Today, Democracy Watch highlighted the many loopholes and flaws in Canada’s federal  election system that make the current election, Canada’s 40th federal election, though better than in the past, unfortunately still undemocratic.  Democracy Watch also highlighted the 90 undemocratic and accountability loopholes in the federal government system that ensure no matter what political party wins, the next federal government will be undemocratic and unaccountable in key ways.
   
“It is very insulting to voters that federal political parties have left a dozen undemocratic loopholes and flaws in Canada’s federal election system for the past 141 years, and as a result we are now holding Canada’s 40th undemocratic federal election,” said Duff Conacher, Coordinator of Democracy Watch.

In addition to the election call very likely being illegal (given the new fixed election date law), the following undemocratic loopholes and flaws in Canada’s federal election system continue to undermine the legitimacy of elections:

  • candidates are allowed to lie to voters with no penalty (perversely, it is illegal to make a false statement about a candidate, but legal for candidates to make false statements) — For details, click here;
  • party leaders are still allowed to dictate who their local candidate will be (even though the federal Conservatives promised in the last election to prohibit such appointments), and as a result some MPs are controlled by party leaders, instead of by voters;
  • it is unclear (because of negligent ethics rules enforcement, and an ongoing court case appeal) whether it is legal for lobbyists to help candidate and party campaigns;
  • voters still do not have a clear, well-promoted right to vote for “none of the above” if there is no candidate in their riding that they support;
  • a cartel of broadcasting companies, who rent the airwaves that are owned by the public, decides on arbitrary grounds which party leaders are allowed to participate in the debates and when they will be held (instead of Elections Canada making merit-based decisions);
  • unlimited, secret donations of money, property and services are still legal to nomination race candidates (as long as they don’t use the donations for their campaign) — For details on money in politics loopholes, click here;
  • unlimited loans to candidates and parties are still legal, and loans and donations do not have to be disclosed until several months after voting day (violating the right of voters to know who is bankrolling candidates and parties before they vote);
  • donations of volunteer labour are not required to be tracked or disclosed (which makes it very easy for corporations and other organizations to pay their employees to “volunteer” for parties and candidates);
  • parties are allowed to provide all the money their local candidates need to run their campaigns (which results in MPs with no local support who owe party headquarters);
  • it is unclear (because an ongoing court case has not been completed) how party headquarters and local candidates can split or share their spending on advertising;
  • the media are not required to disclose all survey numbers (and, as a result, the key percentage of undecided voters is usually not reported), and;
  • last but not certainly not least, the voting system does not produce a Parliament that accurately reflects the voter support each party has received.;

As a result of the following undemocratic and accountability loopholes and flaws in Canada’s federal government, everyone in the federal government is still effectively allowed to act dishonestly, unethically, secretively, unrepresentatively and wastefully (To see the list of the 90 loopholes, click here):

Representative decision-making loopholes (For details, click here)

DNA collection….Why do they want it?

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I wrote recently concerning the collection of newborn DNA that has been going on virtually under the radar for the last ten years.  The article produced a major response from parents from all over the country who had no idea that they had signed anything agreeing to the testing.  The research for that article produced some other information that should be of interest.  Marti

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The Military Lawyer

Headquarters: Department of the Army

Excerpted page 1:

 

As of December 2002, the Repository, now known as the “Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples for the Identification of Remains,”6 contained the DNA of approximately 3.2 million service members.7   According to a recent DOD directive, the “provision of specimen samples by military members shall be mandatory.”8 The direction to a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine to contribute a DNA sample is a lawful order which, if disobeyed, subjects the service member to prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).9 If convicted at court-martial for the offense of violating a lawful general order, the service member carries the lifelong stigma of a federal felony conviction, and faces a maximum punishment of a dishonorable discharge, confinement for two years, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction to the lowest enlisted grade.1

http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/07-08-2003.pdf

 

I can understand the concept that this database could be used for battlefield identification, but knowing our history of leaving our dead and prisoners of war behind to facilitate the appeasement of other interests I do wonder why the Pentagon is keeping the DNA stored in a database for 75 years.  As the excerpt above shows, the DNA samples are not voluntary and there is no right to have the samples destroyed when military service ends.    

 

This database of 3.2 million military members is routinely accessed and shared with law enforcement among other entities.  This is the CODIS database that is the result of linking unrelated databases.  Military DNA data is merged with criminal data, medical data, genealogical data, newborn DNA data, insurance data, and multiple other applications crossing state and international lines.  And yes, Virginia, this information is shared with foreign governments.

 

The DNA of individuals arrested is now collected routinely, even on misdemeanor cases and merged with collected databases from the military and then merged with international databases.

 

Ownership of the military DNA repository contents resides with the government.  This means they can use it for whatever purpose they deem appropriate.  The combination of surveillance, biometrics, and video camera’s along with facial recognition are now combined with DNA databases to form an identifiable file on almost anyone and everyone. The representative of the repository sites the new found ability to implement routine mass surveillance of large segments of the population without the need for warrants or formal investigations.   

 

 

It would seem that since so many of us are repelled by the idea of being forced to comply with invasive RFID chips, or other biometric identifiers, the government has found some really innovative ways to ID and spy on us at will, and at the same time to collect body tissues and samples that identify not only who we are, but whom we came from.  Entire families can now be identified going forward and backward for generations. Why would our government, or any government for that matter find this necessary?

 

As it turns out, the same government that has denounced stem cell research and refuses to fund it, is at the same time allowing and funding fetal tissue research through the Department of Defense.   It is the same government that is conducting bio-weapons development with an eye on targeting specific DNA traits that include ethnicity.  It is the same government that has established bio labs across the country including in many of our universities, engaging in the development of ever more lethal strains of weaponized diseases including pandemic producing viruses.    

 

The newborn database is only part of a larger scheme to assemble a multi-national DNA database that will encompass every individual, not only in our country, but in every country in the world. 

 

One has to wonder what the end objective is.  DNA is so specific to the individual, that this information should not be shared or contributed unless specifically looking for disease markers, or in other specific instances.  The idea that it is being actively collected, with no real explanation being given for the true purpose, is at best, unsettling. 

 

If anyone out there has any conclusive evidence that would indicate that there is a legitimate objective in this collection of DNA, other than identifying dead military personnel, I would like to see it.  As it is, I can’t find anything other than what relates to government sponsored surveillance and spying.

 

Anyone??

 

© 2008 Marti Oakley

 

Now that they have nearly total immunity: Vaccines and Medications: Why wouldn’t your doctor want to answer your questions?

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by: Marti Oakley (C)copyright 2010

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 In light of the recent attempts to revive the H1N1 pandemic fraud, and the vaccines intended to be made mandatory via the healthcare takeover by the federal government, we need to carefully assess what we are about to subject ourselves to.  The media will spin the numbers any way they are told to. 

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I was reading the tagline on CNN on August 22, and noticed a small tag that said a measles outbreak had occurred, and that almost half of those reported cases were from patients who had not been vaccinated.  Now here’s the real news:   More than half of those cases reported had been vaccinated.

 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gave this information to TIME/CNN:

 

Of this year’s total, 122 were unvaccinated or had unknown vaccination status. Some were unvaccinated because the children were under age 1, making them too young to get their first measles shot.

 

In 63 of those cases — almost all of them 19 or younger — the patient or their parents refused vaccination, the CDC reported.(1)

 

As of July 31, 2008 a total of 138 cases had been reported.  The CDC reports that these all seem to be coming from foreign countries….like Italy, Israel and Switzerland.  And some could have but I think it highly more likely that these outbreaks are the result of illegal immigration from south of the border as each area that the outbreaks have occurred have dense populations of illegal immigrants such as Illinois and Arizona.  More

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