"Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed and bring about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in sacralized workings of the prevailing economic shyster. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting." Pope Francis from Facebook
A growing number of Canadians, perhaps people world wide, are now understanding that we need a real change - not a reform change. We think the pope would not dissagree. The present world system is terminally ill with no remedy. The dialogue is presently spreading, we urge any who read this to begin to dialogue on the issue of what system do we want. It beats war for peace. "Civilized people talk, they don't fight." Author unknown.
Friday, November 22, 2013
It is time for action if we want to save public transit. If you agree with the letter below let the BC Premier and NDP leader and Auditor General know you support it. for email here is a list - <firstname.lastname@example.org> , <adrian.dix@ leg.bc.ca> , <email@example.com>
Dear Premier,I am unable to find in my computer the following letter. It is copied here in case It did not go or get delivered. This letter does contain minor amendments. With apologies to all,John Beeching4715 Lanark StreetVancouver, BC V5N 3R9November 18, 2013Dear Premier Clark,Transportation in South Coast British Columbia is central to its industries and all business, small or large. It transports workers and employees to and from work. Without that, business would fail. It is imperative that all businesses in the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Act - TransLink operate so as to achieve this need of industry and business.. Presently it is a failure as transportation for the able bodied and disabled is in crisis due to limited income from government. TransLink announced a decade freeze to 2023 for HandyDART. A Taxi Pilot Program has been introduced.Media and internet reveal a growing opposition to all transit changes. Our personal experiences revealing safety concerns have been sent to The TransLink Board, CBC and the Auditor General. We believe the financial problem is a result of unfair government taxation policies favouring business thus limiting taxation income for the government.We therefore with respect call on you and the BC Legislature to initiate forthwith a public inquiry into all transit, able bodied and disabled for the South Coast British Columbia Transit.Cc is reserved by us.John BeechingElizabeth Beeching
Friday, November 8, 2013
THIS NOVEMBER 11 KEEP IN MIND THAT THE BEST REMEMBRANCE OF VETERANS WHO HAVE DIED IN PREVIOUS WARS IS TO ASSURE THEY DID NOT DIE IN VAIN.
HOW? JOIN THE STRUGGLE TO END ‘WARS FOR PEACE’. JOIN PEACE EFFORST TO STOP ILLEGAL WARS – WARS OF OCCUATION, WARS FOR MARKETS AND RAW MATERIALS, WARS FOR WORLD HEGEMONY.
John Beeching WW II veteran.