One of the most important graphs and the two most important posts, you will ever read about BC’s coming debt load.

Source: http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/PT/dmb/ref/netDebt.pdf Our good friends over at Blog Borg Collective has a very important post up this morning that clearly show the amount of debt the province is carrying - without including crown corps etc. The chart  above is from one he has embedded in his post today..... and all I can say is a … Continue reading One of the most important graphs and the two most important posts, you will ever read about BC’s coming debt load.

“Official truths are often powerful illusions” ~ John Pilger

" Hi Laila...Remember the Principle of Parsimony, aka Occam’s Razor that says: “simpler explanations are, other things being equal, generally better than more complex ones.”  The illusion of a fixed price contract is great optics even though its an illusion.  As you quite rightly point out there are escape clauses in the agreement that do in fact provide … Continue reading “Official truths are often powerful illusions” ~ John Pilger

Falcon’s “dire” financial estimates of HST reversal misleading – but “more effective if one were looking to lay the blame for provincial fiscal challenges onto the referendum results.”

I'm playing catch-up this weekend and next week after some new information came forward on an old story Friday, taking my attention away from more current news. However, before I leave you this morning, I wanted you to take a look at something I think is very important for British Columbians to read, and consider, … Continue reading Falcon’s “dire” financial estimates of HST reversal misleading – but “more effective if one were looking to lay the blame for provincial fiscal challenges onto the referendum results.”

A message from Christy Clark to her supporters: ” I have a Great Job Plan, Dix is evil, please give me money!”

Ok, ok, so I paraphrase, but this is essentially what Christy Clark told her supporters via an email update this evening, here for your reading pleasure after making its way to me from a former supporter. Please ensure you do not take a drink as you read this, or you risk spitting all over your … Continue reading A message from Christy Clark to her supporters: ” I have a Great Job Plan, Dix is evil, please give me money!”

Incongruity of HST fallout and “repercussions” signal new low for BC Liberals and media messengers alike.

Yes, I am still on vacation- some lovely photos on the way - but two things happened in the last 24 hours that made the bile rise in my throat, and I can no longer contain myself. First bile raising incident: I had a brief discussion yesterday with someone who mentioned this whole HST thing was a big … Continue reading Incongruity of HST fallout and “repercussions” signal new low for BC Liberals and media messengers alike.

Surely this must be a violation of the Elections Act…

Forwarded Message ----- From: Kevin Falcon <k.falcon@bcliberals.com> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:37:04 PM Subject: Down to the wire   Down to the wire Dear Friends:As we enter the final days before voting ends on the HST referendum I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the status of our effort on the … Continue reading Surely this must be a violation of the Elections Act…

For those of you who don’t read the Globe and Mail… you should.

And here are a  just a few reasons why- you won't read any of this in the Sun or Province. Just like you won't read about Dianne Watts lawsuit there either. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-politics/firms-with-bc-liberal-ties-awarded-secret-contracts-in-pro-hst-campaign/article2109375/ ( and here is a beta form of those contracts for very easy reference, courtesy of NVG) http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01301/HST_campaign_contr_1301857a.pdf  Wow... National Public relations... who … Continue reading For those of you who don’t read the Globe and Mail… you should.

Letter from a new reader

 " Message: Hi: I listened to you on John McComb's program yesterday....after studying all the reports on the HST, we determined that if all the economists suggested it was good for the province, we should put our personal feelings against Christy Clark and the Liberals aside.  We voted to keep the HST.  After listening to … Continue reading Letter from a new reader

Kevin Falcon admits with HST, not everyone is coming out on top

ON CBC tonight: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/BC/1258521056/ID=2022903172 What gives? Falcon openly admits HST hurts some, not everyone is coming out on top but tells business owners " we should overlook that for the overall benefits" Sniff.. sniff... what's that I smell?  Victory? In the offing... Take note Falcon, Jagger, Winters and Clark. You can't control democracy.

10% instead of 12% HST is goooood…. right? Not So Fast!!! Reality check from a reader.

Via email: The Liberals are SPINNING! With 2 or more kids it's not hard to spend $1000 for back to school. This summer when you shop for school supplies, computer items, clothes & shoes* ( based on purchases for kids under 16, in adult sizes, which are taxed ) consider what you used to pay … Continue reading 10% instead of 12% HST is goooood…. right? Not So Fast!!! Reality check from a reader.