Saturday, 9 February 2019

Homelessness


When faced with the specter of the poor and homeless Scrooge asked ‘are there no work-houses; are there no prisons?’

Of course our modern society hasn’t deteriorated to the sordid state of affairs that ‘Dickens’ wrote about. Yet!
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Predicated on the modern penchant of escalating the cost of keeping a roof over the Citizen’s head, at multiples of the rate of inflation, we are faced with an ever increasing number of homelessness.
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Never in this writer’s considerable lifetime has there been such a number of Canadian Citizens (Quarter Million) sleeping in the streets!
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No Mr. Scrooge, we don’t have work houses or debtor’s prisons. We have bus shelters! 
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Our modern society offers warming centers when the Canadian outdoor temperature dips below zero! 
We offer sleeping bags in place of a roof and tuques for exposed heads!

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. It must be true because the lack of affordable housing has caused the invention of thermal paneled tents no doubt to heat water for the tent's shower!
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We can’t grow prosperity but we can grow government, whose members of ‘good intentions’ turn into squalid equity thieves determined to cover up the cost of their ‘good intentions’.
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Sorry Ebenezer but we have come a long way since the time of Dickens!
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Still, if we continue to form autonomous, unaccountable and expensive agencies to do what we were hired and elected to do; if we add layers of ever growing government; discover and invent new ways to squander our resources; make millionaires of public servants; add a dose of inadequacy and a lethal level of corruption then we will, with mathematical certainty, eventually compete with the worst of the worst, present and historic, regimes including the time of Dickens.

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” Winston Churhill





Sunday, 27 January 2019

Government Subterfuge


Following the Niagara Regional Council Meeting of January 17, 2019, ‘News Alert Niagara’ posted an article titled ‘License to Loot’ outlining government theft of Canadian Family equity in their private property. Only a commerce-killing socialist would champion a greenspace law of equity-theft without redress and then complain about Bill 66 not having redress!
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During that same council meeting we witness several presentations regarding the ‘Clean Water Act’.
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What jumped out at us was the deliberate use, misuse and prevarication of the 2000 Walkerton poison water scandal as if that decades old tragedy was an excuse to repeatedly ignore the years of serious water contamination. The bi-partisan presenter’s foresight seems somewhat lacking and out of date by nearly two (2) decades!
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News Alert Niagara has been warning of water contamination since 2012 as can be substantiated by the post at the top right-hand side of every one of our articles.

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News Alert Niagara posted several articles regarding the toxic mountain rising in Welland, Ontario leaching into the Welland River immediately upstream from our drinking water intake!
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News Alert Niagara Railed against the attempt to rain toxic airborne pollutants over our pristine growing garden of Niagara.

The fact is that, it is government that is responsible for the greater preponderance of water pollution leaving us to speculate that the so-called ‘Clean Water Act’ is just subterfuge as a misleading croc of bovine waste designed to bamboozle the Canadian Citizen!








Thursday, 24 January 2019

Dear Hamilton Councilors

Predicated on comments made by your Stewart Beattie I am sending you this 'Study in Corruption'. https://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/2018/11/a-study-in-elected-corruption-update-8.html

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The Comments made by your Stewart Beattie do have merit since our Niagara Regional Council fully participated in the Corruption going on at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation (corruption) Authority as did every other level of government and government agencies!
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However your Stewart Beattie sat like an owl on a post representing Hamilton throughout every disgusting thing the NPCA did to our Citizens and then HE has the unmitigated gall to talk down others!
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No authority involved with the NPCA can claim innocence or ignorance as to NPCA corruption!
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Fortunately the electorate put a stop to the NPCA reign of terror and are standing by to make future corrections.
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Respectfully.
News Alert Niagara



Sunday, 20 January 2019

License to Loot


The agony of sitting at the media desk at Niagara Regional Council listening to repeated presentations regarding ‘The Greenbelt’.
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First up was NDP MPP Jeff Burch inadvertently advising Council to “beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing”.
Second presenter, Mr. Brody Longmeer a citizen with obvious political aspirations expanded his concerns with a well thought out and highly informative Message regarding the corruption of government.
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The discussion related to the government theft of private and personal property through the passing of rules primarily concocted to give the government legal authority to steal a family's equity by taking control of their private possessions.
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Money hungry governments are attacking private property equity on all fronts predicated on their inability to properly husband resources!
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Click Link to watch the Region in action:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/VXFUXz1nNxA?rel=0&autoplay=1 
Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff clarified, with his assurances that the Ford Government “is not touching the Greenbelt. Bill 66 will not impact the Greenbelt. It does not touch the Clean Water Act. Oosterhoff stressed that his government was trying to create prosperity and good jobs by bringing the 7-year logjam down to 1-year for development approvals.
Throughout all the back and forth of questions and answers, one phrase stood out loud and clear and that was the arrogant statement that “First of all we must do no harm”
However, ‘do no harm’ is currently doing harm to many families by Government Agencies and municipal governments using and abusing rules and regulations to steal a family’s equity.
The honourable and moral remedy  husbanding greenspace is to determine the value of the built-up equity  and compensate the Family for the so-called ‘Common Good’.
Compensation is accorded expropriation for such thing as expanding highways etc.; yet it is somehow deemed appropriate to steal a family’s equity. Steal the built-up equity from a man’s children, grandchildren and following generations.
Everyone wants pristine green space but how many would like to be offered compensation of only that which they paid for their house and property and not the current value on the basis that the loss of equity is for the ‘Common Good’?
Not one person in the council chamber spoke on behalf of the families suffering for the ‘Common Good’!
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Apparently it's okay to pass laws that abuse as long as they abuse someone else!


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Monday, 14 January 2019

A Better Niagara Carries On



On Sunday January 13, 2019 the Citizen’s group known as ABetter Niagara (ABN)’ pulled together about three Dozen motivted Citizens to strategize the continuing of their successful political overview of a corrupted situation in our Niagara Region. https://www.facebook.com/betterniagara/#

The information session at the beginning of the seminar spelled out there aims, objectives, and
philosophy of non-partisanship.

Participants at the four separate roundtable brainstorming groups included four Niagara Politicians, President and Secretary of the Niagara Landowners Association, environmentalists, property owners and Taxpaying Voters all.


Predicated on covering the inaugural meeting of the ABN ‘News Alert Niagara (NAN)’ recognized that this was an organization to support. Our 5K Facebook friends received three strategically timed shares of each ABN posting.

Much of ABN’s efforts dovetail nicely into our NAN articles railing against the growing corruption taking hold in Niagara.

Hopefully, with several involved interest groups now operating in Niagara and hundreds of similar groups making themselves heard nationally via the internet, corruption can be held in check.
https://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/ (A blog topping 316 thousand page views)   




Saturday, 12 January 2019

An Evening at Henry of Pelham: Journalism

Our very own nationally renowned investigative journalist Grant LeFleche teamed up with the Toronto Star ‘Public Editor’ Kathy English to enlighten about 50 members of the public just what being an investigative journalist entail.
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Grant spoke of the diminution of news-rooms and the extraordinary effort put forth to validate each story.
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Kathy English explained her role in moderating what the Toronto Star’s reporters write. 
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She clarified the inherent element of bias predicated on one’s private philosophy.
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Both speakers stated their concerns regarding social media with its lack of accountability on the basis that some postings come from anonymous sources.
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The only negative appeared when the Liberal-Socialist in the audience participated in singling out the U.S president for ridicule as if they never heard of the devastation Kathleen Wynne caused, which destroyed the Ontario Liberal Party to non-party status.
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Still the questions from the audience were interesting, informative and well thought out. The answers from the presenters were also informative and candid.


NOTE: All comments and presentations on Social Media from News Alert Niagara are properly identified and all articles have a comment section attached.





Thursday, 3 January 2019

Under Government Control

What do you call it when Government controls the Citizen’s right to be heard?
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What do you call it when Government creates specific rules to stifle Citizen’s ability to present their concerns to their Council?
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What do you call it when your government uses their rules to prevent dissent from ever reaching the public through televised council meetings?
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How often does this happen? Hard to tell since citizen dissent is prevented by the government!
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We are aware of a inexcusable case where Major Ed Smith was prevented from making a valid presentation to the Niagara Regional Council for over a year, which in the end cost most of the regional councilors their job simply by not hearing dissent!
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Or the disgrace when the Council sent the Niagara Landowners Association back to their NPCA abusers.
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Polishing political image by denying freedom of speech worked well when no one was paying attention, but those days are over. Practitioners of disgraceful deceit must never again be allowed to be in a position of government authority.
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News Alert Niagara’ would like you to know that this spurious policy is still in place and is currently being used against Niagara Citizens.
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Here’s how it works: To make a presentation to Council you must make application, in writing, to speak to an item on the AGENDA by 09:00 AM on the Friday before the Thursday Council meeting. Your first problem lies in the fact that the AGENDA is not posted until the Monday following your application!
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In 2010 'News Alert Niagara' exposed the Niagara Regional Government when they tried to ban the Public from the Citizen’s public forum by publishing two unbelievable articles titled ‘Inventing Darkness’ followed by ‘Perpetuating Darkness’! 

http://www.niagarawinnerscircle.com/Inventing-Darkness.html

Equally as important as Citizens having the right to be heard is the fact that Niagara Citizens want to hear what is going on with their government as evidenced by the results of the 2018 election!
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By definition; a government that will not hear dissent delivers ignorance!

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