April 2017 - Special #4

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard questions gas-attack allegations

Keeps her cool as Dem. so-called left, gang up on her

as she opposes counter-productive regime-change war

(CNN) A pair of veteran leaders on the left, former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, called on Hawaiians to vote Rep. Tulsi Gabbard out of office after the Democrat questioned whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for last week's chemical attack. (For video click HERE)

Editor's Notes

A failure's clarion call:

'Never accept responsibility for anything, find

someone to blame: so Russia is the clear target'

True North Perspective exposes the real Russian meddlers

Obama and Kerry vainly tried to warn critical Americans

as U.S. millions turned to RT from lies on corporate media

[If you can't find RT on your television set go to RT.com on your computer. You be the judge of whether it is delivering news and analysis or propaganda.] (More)

Trump's saving grace fades as he's slow

to shake loose of the Obama war legacy

By Carl Dow, Editor
True North Perspective

During preparations for the Republican National Convention last summer, Donald Trump overruled a position-paper group. The group had written that in case of armed conflict in the Ukraine the U.S. would rush-in lethal arms in support of the Kiev regime. Trump had that promise removed saying that he had no intention as president of starting World War III over Ukraine.

A Gold Star for that one.

Many times during the campaign he said that in the Middle East the enemy was ISIS not Russia. (More Gold Stars.) This, while under Obama hundreds of tanks were being sent to the Russian European border on the phony excuse that the deployment was necessary to counter Russian aggression.

As an inveterate optimist, now that Bernie Sanders was out of the running, I concluded that Trump was my man. Clinton, was well-proven as a willing tool of the war machine and would grease the skids toward World War III.

Trump has seriously stumbled on the road to a peaceful understanding with Russia, thanks in large part to the witch-hunting prowess of the Democrats and the Republicans in the Washington elite.

And so we see that almost the same number of lives were lost in carpet bombing Mosul in one week than in the whole of the Aleppo campaign next door in Syria. To still give Trump a glimmer of credit, that bombing was definitely in the spirit of the Obama/Clinton criminal obsession.

However, it could be that in Mosul, Obama's last gambit, could ruin Trump. (More)

Smarten up Trump. You're being set up by the war machine. By all logic the allegation that Assad used chemical weapons against innocent children, women, and men, doesn't make sense. He's winning the fight against ISIS. Experience shows that it's the head-chopping ISIS gang who commit this kind of horror.

Chinese Communist Party Membership is voluntary

There are 80 million of them

Beijing female 25-year-old translator is not interested

50-year-old man, a proud member, waves his cell phone

'This our democracy. There are no secrets in China now.'

Media reports by visitors to China are too often filled with bombast. Here we offer a Canadian non-journalist's quiet, modest report that leads to the heart and soul of an awakened giant trying to find its place in a troubled world. Travel with Gabriel Endicott Keresztesi, of Sudbury, Ontario. Gabriel is the great-grandson of United Church Minister James Gareth Endicott, a missionary in China before, during, and after World War ll. Reverend Endicott became involved in the hot conflict between China and Japan, and between the Nationalists and the Communists until 1949 when the Communists drove the Nationalists off the mainland. Gabriel explains why he was given an invitation to attend a special ceremony in Beijing, what it was like to be in the company of the world's most powerful leaders, and reveals telling insights gleaned from on-the-ground conversations.

'Much of this century will hang on the resolution of the political battles within China.'GJEK. Be sure to read the summary toward the end of the article. (More)

Former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom

says 'Fifth Column marching strong' against Trump

'Obama handed Trump a basketful of hand grenades with the pins pulled.'

Sunday 26 March 2017 A former assistant FBI director during the President Bill Clinton administration lashed out on the felonious intelligence community leaks, saying it is "disgusting" and "disgraceful" a "fifth column" is embedded working against President Donald Trump.

"From time to time there's been leaks, but nothing like today," James Kallstrom told Sunday's "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. "We have a fifth column that's marching strong against our president, marching strong against our culture and the American way.

Kallstrom said the surveillance of President Trump's campaign – whether it was lawful or not – should have been "shut down" when it incidentally captured American citizens, but "(Clinton) political appointments at high levels" have worked to discredit President Trump.

"I hope there is an investigation, and I hope we get to the bottom of it," Kallstrom told host John Catsimatidis. (More)

Hello America!

Ohio Congressman Kucinich provides proof

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Will Luis Almagro, Chief of Washington-funded

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Under Trump, Pentagon seizing

more control over fighting wars


Nobody's stooge: Le Pen meets Putin

Shows 'French desire for détente with Russia


Terrorist front group 'White Helmets' raises false flag

over gas attack in Idlib; Syria entirely without motive

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Editor's Notes

A failure's clarion call:

'Never accept responsibility for anything, find

someone to blame: so Russia is the clear target'

True North Perspective exposes the real Russian meddlers

Obama and Kerry vainly tried to warn critical Americans

as U.S. millions turned to RT from lies on corporate media

[If you can't find RT on your television set go to RT.com on your computer. You be the judge of whether it is delivering news and analysis or propaganda.]

Image: True North Perspective Editor and Publisher Carl Dow. Photo by the Phantom Phographer.

For years now we have been hearing the panicked cries of American and European officials, journalists and media executives about Russia “winning the information war” thanks to the virtually endless stream of financing that flows from the bottomless pockets of the Russian government to RT, and to a slightly lesser extent, Rossiya Segodnya/Sputnik, Russia’s new information agency and radio service. The way the mainstream media tells it, cash-strapped Western outlets simply cannot compete with Russia’s well-funded “propaganda machine.”

At least twice, on separate occasions, both U.S. president Obama and secretary of state Kerry tried but failed to warn Americans against RT (Russia Today) propaganda.
They had good reason to be concerned. RT was inspired by Russian president Putin who said why do we allow the Western corporate media to dominate international news? So he assigned 25-year-old Margarita Simonyan as Editor-in-Chief and Alexey Nikolov as Managing Director of RT, to get the job done.

Under Ms. Simonyan’s helm, RT, became the only Russian TV network to garner three International Emmy nominations for news coverage, took gold at a Monte-Carlo TV Festival, as well as dozens of other media awards and accolades. RT also took the lead place on YouTube, where it is the #1 TV news network with more than 3 billion views. (More)

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The Binkley Report

Alex Binkley is a foremost political and economic analyst, whose website is www.alexbinkley.com. Readers will be aware that his columns in True North Perspective have foreseen political and economic developments in Canada. In this edition ...

Agrifood receives plenty of attention in the federal budget

By Alex Binkley
True North Perspective

The moment Ron Bonnett read in the federal budget that the government wants to boost agrifood exports to $75 billion by 2025, he knew his sector was finally about to receive some serious attention in Ottawa.

“It told me the door was open to talking to government departments about the factors holding back our sector’s growth,” says the President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. They include labour shortages, government regulation and more support for innovation.

“The Finance Minister identified agrifood as a key to boosting the economy,” Bonnett said. One area that needs plenty of attention to hit the $75 billion target is value-added food processing. (More)

From the Desk of Dennis Carr, LEED® AP. Sustainable Development Editor

Liberal subsidies to liquid natural gas, oil

and gas firms, will cost taxpayers billions

By Emma Gilchrist
Desmog Canada
Emma Gilchrist is executive director of DeSmog Canada, where this story first appeared.
Tuesday 28 March — The B.C. government is subsidizing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars and British Columbians are going to pay the price, according to a new report by Sierra Club B.C.

The report, Hydro Bill Madness: The BC Government Goes For Broke With Your Money, lays out the impact of tax breaks, subsidies and reduced electricity rates negotiated by industry.

“Power subsidies to even just two or three of the proposed LNG plants could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars per year,” says a press release accompanying the report.

Two LNG export terminals have been approved in B.C. — Petronas’ Pacific Northwest LNG project on Lelu Island near Prince Rupert and the Woodfibre LNG plant in Howe Sound near Squamish. Another 18 are proposed.

Both companies have been major donors to the BC Liberal Party, which has ruled the province for 16 years and faces an election on May 9. (More)

ParkTales Classic

Spring in my neighbourhood

By Frances Sedgwick
True North Perspective

Frances Sedgwick's keen eye and ear for the human condition reveals the heart and soul of Parkdale in southwest Toronto, one of the country's most turbulent urban areas where the best traditions of human kindness prevail against powerful forces that would grind them down. True North Perspective proudly presents a column by writer Frances Sedgwick. Her critical observation combined with a tender sense of humour will provide you with something to think about ... and something to talk about. This item originally appeared in True North Perspective's May 28, 2010 edition.

It's been years now since my husband Paul had a stroke.

When I was looking after him at home I used to take him for walks in the neighbourhood and we would end up sitting on a bench in front of Parkdale Collegiate, and enjoy watching and talking with the children.

Many students remembered Paul as the man who had helped save their school. (More)

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Comment from the U.S. political right

Will Russiagate Backfire on the Left?

A Commentary by Patrick J. Buchanan

Tuesday 21 March 2017

The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale.

In Monday's Intelligence Committee hearings, James Comey did confirm that his FBI has found nothing to support President Trump's tweet that President Obama ordered him wiretapped. Not unexpected, but undeniably an embarrassment for the tweeter-in-chief.

Yet longer-term damage may have been done to the left. For Monday's hearing showed that its rendering of the campaign of 2016 may be a product of fiction and a fevered imagination.

After eight months investigating the hacking and leaking of the emails of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta and the DNC, there is apparently no evidence yet of Trump collusion with Russia.

Former Director of National Intelligence Gen. James Clapper has said that, as of his departure day, Jan. 20, he had seen no evidence of a Russia-Trump collusion.

Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell also made that clear this month: "On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. ... There's no little campfire, there's no little candle, there's no spark. And there's a lot of people looking for it." Morell was a surrogate for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

But while the FBI is still searching for a Trump connection, real crimes have been unearthed -- committed by anti-Trump bureaucrats colluding with mainstream media -- to damage Trump's presidency.

There is hard evidence of collusion between the intel community and The New York Times and The Washington Post, both beneficiaries of illegal leaks -- felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

While the howls have been endless that Trump accused Obama of a "felony," the one provable felony here was the leak of a transcript of an intercepted conversation between Gen. Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador.

That leak ended Flynn's career as national security adviser. And Director Comey would neither confirm nor deny that President Obama was aware of the existence of the Flynn transcript.

So where do we stand after yesterday's hearing and eight-month FBI investigation? The Russians did hack Podesta's email account and the DNC, and while the FBI has found no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with the Russians, it is still looking.

However, the known unknowns seem more significant.

How could DNI Director Clapper and CIA Director Morell say that no connection had been established between Trump's campaign and the Russians, without there having been an investigation? And how could such an investigation be conclusive in exonerating Trump's associates -- without some use of electronic surveillance?

Did the FBI fly to Moscow and question Putin's cyberwarfare team? (More

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There can be no life without laughter

A child asked his father, "How were people born?" So his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on." The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now." The child ran back to his father and said, "You lied to me!" His father replied, "No, your mom was talking about her side of the family."


Teacher: "If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and another 2, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven."
Teacher: "No, listen carefully... If I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven."
Teacher: "Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Six."
Teacher: "Good. Now if I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven!"
Teacher: "Johnny, where in the heck do you get seven from?!"
Johnny: "Because I've already got a freaking cat!"

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Add Orgasm to the To-Do List: One-a-Day might

not be such a simple promise to make to yourself

By Erin Coulehan

The Pleasure Pledge assumes an orgasm is more important than a nap, maybe women's priorities aren't all aligned.

I recently wrote about a study that found employees perform better and are happier at work if they had sex at home the night before. The study interested me because it seemed to suggest that it’s not only okay to express oneself sexually, but professionally beneficial. On one hand, it’s encouraging and motivating, but also has alarming implications. To some degree it felt like the suggestion is that we need permission to have sex because our work lives have become so entangled in our personal lives that it feels wrong to put down a work device to go on a date after hours. And it’s nice that certain benefits occur post-coitus but it’s deeply unsexy to think about how something so primal, intimate and personal will affect someone’s work productivity. Thinking about sex in such structured terms does away with much of the romance, and some companies are seeking to increase women’s orgasms by regulating the frequency of sex. (More)


Oxfam is alarmed that tax havens for big multinationals

is ‘robbery of population’ creating a neo-feudal society

Tuesday 28 March 2017 (RT) It’s alarming that big European banks, unlike ordinary people are not paying their fair share of taxes, says Oxfam policy advisor Aurore Chardonnet. Tax dodging is a crime against the people, a robbery of the population, adds business consultant Gerald Celente.

Europe’s 20 largest banks are involved in tax avoidance schemes, according to the latest Oxfam report entitled Opening the Vaults. The banks registered over a quarter of their multi-billion euro profits offshore. The report says in some cases the companies didn't pay any tax profit of €383 million. They made almost €630 million in countries where they had no employees at all.

Oxfam policy advisor Aurore Chardonnet explained what is happening and why the situation is alarming. (More)

Pablo Escobar's hitman who killed some 300

will march with Uribe, Colombia's far right

March will see opponents of peace, narcotraffickers, and

paramilitaries, protest the current Colombian government

Friday 31 March 2017 — One of Colombia’s most notorious drug traffickers is set to join in an anti-government march against corruption tomorrow with far-right former President Alvaro Uribe.

John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, more commonly known as “Popeye,” was a former hitman for infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his Medellin cartel. Uribe, a staunch critic of President Juan Manuel Santos’ government peace deal with the FARC rebel group, is a key figure in the planned march along with his Democratic Center Party. Other far-right figures, including former Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez, are supporting the demonstration.

During his time working for Escobar, Velasquez is estimated to have killed about 300 people and oversaw countless more murders against rival gang members, journalists, judges, activists, police and paramilitaries. (More)

Cuba, China agree to strengthen military cooperation

Friday 31 March 2017 — China's defense minister said he placed great value on relations between the two countries and pledged to support the growth of Cuba's military.

During an official state visit to Beijing this week, senior military officials from Cuba and China agreed to deepen military cooperation.

China's defense minister, Chang Wanquan, met with Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed forces head Leopoldo Cintra Frias on Wednesday, saying his country placed great value on bilateral relations and will continue to support the growth of Cuba’s military, according to Xinhua.

For his part, Cintra reiterated that Cuba "cherishes" its traditional friendship with China and hopes to bring military cooperation to a new level.

This week's visit comes after last September's historic visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Cuba.

During that visit — the first ever by a Chinese prime minister — the two countries signed more than 30 agreements on economic cooperation, strengthening the relationship between the two socialist countries. (More)

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