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Joe Ingino

THE BROKEN BLUE MACHINE
The Conservatives will follow Andrew Scheer into the 2019
election, after the young Saskatchewan MP won an upset victory at the party’s leadership convention in Toronto Saturday night. So read the headlines of most newspapers…
Andrew WHO!!!
Really!!! Who is this Andrew Scheer? Who ever heard of him? You got to recognize when you are beaten and left for dead… The Liberal Party in my opinion got it right. During the last Federal election. They had no one in their stable of possible candidates that stood any chance of winning. So what did the Liberals do… revive a dead horse. The Trudeau brand was once again brought to the Canadian political spot light.
The Liberals put their bets on a dead horse written by a pretty boy with no real experience at anything. Just that his last name was Trudeau.
And much like Trump won the U.S. election on name recognition. Trudeau was crowned King of Canada.
A man that lived as the prince of Canada for years in the shadows of his father Pierre Trudeau. A man that revolutionized Canadian politics and gave the Liberal party a point of reference.
A point of reference that made his brand stand out as the champion of the people.
Like really… Who is doing the thinking for the conservatives? Do you really think that this Andrew Scheer has a chance?
Really…. Do you not think that Jagmeet Singh the upcoming NDP candidate could win? With the huge population of South/East and Central Asia population in Canada? Do you not think that this is the trojan horse awaiting on the side lines to truly change the face of Canadian
politics?
Really, nose bleed Andrew who… Poster boy for Wonder Bread is going to take out King Trudeau or stand a chance against the huge East/South Asian population in Canada?
Really… First question.
Who does Andrew appeal to? The conservative party? What party?
The conservative following? Where were they during the last election?
If I was at the helm of the conservative party I would have brought back Preston Manning to resurrect the conservative party. There is a candidate with a solid name and one that truly worked for the betterment of Canadians at large. A man that built a party from grass roots only to be taken out by the conservatives greed. Ernest Preston Manning, PC CC AOE is a conservative Canadian politician. He was the only leader of the Reform Party of Canada, a Canadian federal political party that evolved into the Canadian Alliance.
Sad to see this exceptional candidate not recognized for his true potential and shun out for being a one man show.
Something Canada truly needs. We do not need the NDP to strong arm us into the possible acceptance of Sharia law. We can’t afford to keep spending money we don’t have through the Liberals sponsorship of refugees and foreign aid to save the globe.
Come on people. We need true leadership. We need someone that is not about the party but about the hard working Canadian that struggles to pay his/her bills. To the Canadian that can’t afford the simplest of necessities. To the middle class families that work like modern day slaves to give their children an adequate way of life.
The best the conservatives could come up with is this “YES” man Andrew. Are you kidding me? Maybe Trump is right. The system is broken and the swamp of greed and pathetic politics needs to be exposed. Much as he is doing in the U.S. Go Trump Go. Invade Canada please before we are invaded from within.

Logic By Joe Ingino b.a. Editor/Publisher

8.13.16

Logic
By Joe Ingino b.a.
Editor/Publisher

“I live a dream in a nightmare world”

Exposing Democracy

The Soviet Union fell and if in The United States things don’t change fast you could see the fall of it soon. From the corrupt systems that govern us to the social changes that are being forced upon us. The writing is on the wall telling us that it is about to crumble and we must change now or else face the consequence of an antiquated ideology that must be either upheld or completely overhauled.
No matter who you support. America is in trouble. On the Democratic side you have a candidate that is the epitomy of everything that is wrong with America.
Hillary Clinton a careered politician. A member of the upper class. Has served in some of the highest offices of the land and has proven to have changed nothing. If anything proven to be a good soldier in maintaining the status quo. A status quo that is made up of cronies. With the mentality that if we all take a cut we are all in support of whatever agenda any of them can come up with. From trust funds to elaborate foreign agreements and deals. It appears that it is not about the people of the land but about the individuals in power assuring they fill their pockets while in office. I can’t understand how someone like Hillary can stand at her rallies and spew that she champions the lower and middle class. Yet, during her terms in office all she has truly pulled for is the preservation of the ‘CLINTON’ name and reputation. A name that for her is a ticket to the white house. The way I see it. She is a hypocrite… She has not failed the people of America. The people of America are failing to see through her deception.
The Democratic party much like the Republicans have become entrenched in their ways. The so called parties have institutionalized to such a degree that they have lost their original philosophical purpose and are out only to serve their financial best interests.
This can be seen on both sides of the political spectrum. As Trump has said many times. ‘The system is broken’. America does need to be made great again. A complete overhaul is needed in order to preserve and in part save the integrity of DEMOCRACY across the planet.
As per definition: “Democracy is a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections”.
How can this stand to be true when modern day democracy is highly based on money and power. Candidacy is reserved for those with substantial wealth and closed to those that democracy was set forth to empower, primarily the middle class and poor.
The only choice that the common person has is to conform and fight their way up a bias and corrupt system or allow the influence of power sway their opinion to vote one way or another. Is this real democracy or a fabricated tool to control the masses under the disguise of a political ideology and social fairness?
I say corrupt and bias system because unless you know someone or have some super talent that is needed by someone your chances of moving up the social latter are pretty slim.
In today’s world education is not enough to get you in office. It is not what you know but who you know and this is wrong.
Look at the embarrassment of the Republican party in the United States. Donald Trump an outsider from the social system. Never truly accepted as one of the elites. A self made man. All of a sudden using the raw principles of Democracy and single handed rocked the Democratic establishment, exposing them for the greedy self riteous pompous asses they are.
Trumps success is something to be admired. He has accomplished to truly represent the core values of Democrats and bring back the democratic hope to the common folk. Trump has said many times that he is not a politician. Instead he is in part the champion of the people. A living testament that the American dream is alive. For that you have to give him the respect he deserves.
Democrats and some Republicans are quick to point out the harshness in Trump’s approach towards running America. To how un-political he is. That is his strength. That is his appeal to the voters and that is the charisma that is making unbeatable.
No matter what he says or does. The people recognize themselves in him and the support only grows stronger.
Look at the list that is circulating of non Trump supporters from within the Republican party itself. That should be a testament to the realities that the party is nothing but a very exclusive club where you do as your told. Act as expected or else. In the Trump phenomena, the Republican party has been caught with their pants down. Instead of showing the true colors of the party and no matter who the candidate is unite.
No, instead they choose to divide and further prove that the Republican party has lost it’s way. It has lost it’s purpose and it has forgotten who they represent.
A party in principle must be united and respectful of their leadership. They must not be judgmental and or immature over the fact that they do not approve of who is leading them. In a democracy, we may not support all action taken but we must respect the fact that the majority have had a chance to speak and they made a choice.
The fact that some top Republicans will not be voting Trump is hypocritical to their party and their membership. Something that needs to be addressed by the removal of any party member that chooses to insult the good name and purpose of the Republican party.
They are nothing but traitors within the ranks.
The change that Trump is bringing is one that will deal with this type of hypocrisy. This type of behavior is the core problem with America. People only supporting other if it serves their own purpose. If is within the agenda that they want to achieve. This is wrong.
When America was great. Everyone no matter race, color, gender all pulled for a common goal.
There were no treason within the ranks. When WWI and WWII the sons of Americans were sacrificed they did it with dignity and honor. We need to bring back America back to American’s. Americans that have made up a silent majority for to long and allowed a very voice minority to change the democratic integrity of what is to be an American.

Joe Ingino 7.30.16

7.30.16
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By Joe Ingino b.a.
Editor/Publisher
 
“I live a dream in a nightmare world”
BIG STAPLES TO ASK THIS FROM
OUR COMMUNITY
On the occasion I get emails that I feel I must share. Here is one of those gems:
Staples School Supply Drive begins in Oshawa in support of Woodcrest Public School Oshawa
With a goal to raise $1.7 million for students in need, the Staples School Supply Drive is in full swing at Staples locations across Canada. From now until September 13, customers can rally together to help students in need go back-to-school with essential school supplies by making a monetary or product donation at their local Staples store.
Does anyone see the disgusting corporate problem with this so generous and on the surface admirable cause?
On the surface and to the average monkey it would seem as STAPLES CANADA is going to be doing this great thing for ‘Woodcrest Public School’. I guess in part it is great as they could do as all other corporate entities and do nothing… To me this is nothing more than an insult to STAPLES customers.
Nothing bothers me more than going in to shop at a multi billion dollar company and at the register have the cashier ask if I want to donate something towards a cause corporate is supporting. If corporate supports it so much why don’t they open their wallets?
No instead they turn to their clients and ask for donations. I personally do not shop at any store that hold this policy.
It is not bad enough I am paying retail at these billion dollar companies but now I have to support their cause. Has corporate lost all of their common sense?
Well, I guess it is sensible to the STAPLES of the world as they want to make money not give it away…and what better way to make it look like they are giving back then by soliciting from their client base.
I ran for office in 2014 with the intent to rebuild our city and stop this rape and pilladge by corporations.
One of my objectives was to have corporate pay for our infrastructure. For our social services and most important for the creation of jobs. I wanted to impose a large box store tax of 5% off all sales of any store with over 25,000 sq.ft. These monies would go to support our local programs and municipal needs. I proposed to approach GM and demand a 50 million dollar a year tax for their reluctance to maintain jobs in Oshawa and slowly erode the quality of life in Oshawa.
GM has their name on our sports white elephant. Everyone thinks that GM owns the building and in reality we the tax payers that are on the hook thanks to former mayor Gray to the tune of 50 million dollars with a 1 million maintenance fee.
Yet, voters opted out for the status quo. Change will not come to us. We have to go to change.
What have we had for the last 3 years?
Finally the downtown Holiday Inn is finished. Across from the court house we have a 12 storey building being erected. For the life of me I can’t understand who is doing the thinking. 12 storey?
This is one of the biggest problems with Oshawa. We have an economic development department that has no clue on what they are doing and no real direction or leadership. We need to look at 20 years ahead. We need to look at market trends and population flow. We need to start building 30-50 storey building. Look at North York, Mississauga. We need to go out and create opportunity and change. The status quo must go.

JOE INGINO 7.21.16

Logic
By Joe Ingino b.a.
Editor/Publisher

“I live a dream in a nightmare world”

WHAT IS IT WITH PEOPLE IN DURHAM?
WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT IS TO LATE… We live in a community that sits dormant.
Take for the example how our municipal government operate under radar.
Things happen and the majority of the population have no clue on the decisions being made on their behalf. Decisions that at times could cost them thousands of dollars on their tax bill.
I think the worst municipality has to be Oshawa. We have great events come and go and no one seems to know about it…. those that organize these events have little or no real marketing knowledge. Some are so enclosed in their ways that they rather have unsuccessful event over going into the community and involving everyone.
Fiesta came and went… The Peony festival cometh and gone… Two great opportunities for the City to really shine… Did you see any ads, promotions for these events…. and these are just to of many that go on and no one knows any thing about.
Look at the fiasco going on at the Lake. The Feds gave the city two huge parcels of land at the mouth of Lakeview park. What has the city done… Nothing except put out a Mickey mouse ‘request for expression of interest (RFEOI).” Where did they post it. Who seen the posting?
I can tell you. I surely did not see it any place. I was the proponent of bringing a 1.2 Billion dollar project to our water front… The city out of spite has yet to approach me on the particulars.
Instead the netted two local small timers to show some interest. One Blockhouse Bay Management Company. A corporate leach that is only interested on the bottom line and their own pockets… outright told the city they do not have the money… but they surely filled the city’s ears with dreams of rainbows and unicorns.
According to the City the RFEOI also attracted another small timer, John Mackey owner and operator of Port Perry Marina….
You got to wonder who is doing the thinking? Do we have an economic development department? DO THEY HAVE A CLUE ON WHAT THEY ARE DOING?
To put out a RFEOI and only attract a friend of a friend in my opinion is pathetic. If I was the mayor I be looking to replace a few jobs.
You mean to tell me that with all the technology we have at our finger tips we can’t source international developers…. at the least approach a man that has gone public announcing that he had 1.2 billion dollars secured for a multi use water front project.
What excuse can they have to overseen such an opportunity only five blocks from City hall?
There is no excuse other then that the City plays politics. The go through the motions and really do not give a crap about the betterment of our city.
I will make this public. There can be a 1.2 Billion dollar project coming to Oshawa. But only if Oshawa is going to want it. I have waited ever since 2014 election for our beloved leaders to approach me on it. Still waiting….. But wait. After all the excuses and pathetic attempts are exhausted. The City will be facing a 7 million dollar fine by the Fed for reluctance to do anything with these lands… and guess where that money is going to come from. Yes. your pockets. Your taxes will go up again. But wait, did you hear the silence and shroud of secrecy our assets are being sold off. The OPUC is about to be sold/over taken. Given away. Once again poor judgement. Poor management and lack of leadership. Guess who is going to end up paying for that. You the tax payers. Much like Gray left us with the ultimate GM center white elephant. And Nancy with the Mary street parking garage. We the people of Oshawa are left with the hefty bills to pay.
And you wonder why our taxes go up… oh yes.. i forgot… we must all pay the 200 million dollar debt to the region also. 2018 is just around the corner. Can you afford to make the same mistake again?
1.2 Billion dollar water front project is awaiting anyone from the city to approach and show any interest. HEEEELLOOOOOOO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT… WAAAAKEE UPPPP

7.16.16 WHAT IS IT WITH PEOPLE IN DURHAM?

7.16.16

Logic
By Joe Ingino b.a.
Editor/Publisher

“I live a dream in a nightmare world”

WHAT IS IT WITH PEOPLE IN DURHAM?
WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT IS TO LATE… We live in a community that sits dormant.
Take for the example how our municipal government operate under radar.
Things happen and the majority of the population have no clue on the decisions being made on their behalf. Decisions that at times could cost them thousands of dollars on their tax bill.
I think the worst municipality has to be Oshawa. We have great events come and go and no one seems to know about it…. those that organize these events have little or no real marketing knowledge. Some are so enclosed in their ways that they rather have unsuccessful event over going into the community and involving everyone.
Fiesta came and went… The Peony festival cometh and gone… Two great opportunities for the City to really shine… Did you see any ads, promotions for these events…. and these are just to of many that go on and no one knows any thing about.
Look at the fiasco going on at the Lake. The Feds gave the city two huge parcels of land at the mouth of Lakeview park. What has the city done… Nothing except put out a Mickey mouse ‘request for expression of interest (RFEOI).” Where did they post it. Who seen the posting?
I can tell you. I surely did not see it any place. I was the proponent of bringing a 1.2 Billion dollar project to our water front… The city out of spite has yet to approach me on the particulars.
Instead the netted two local small timers to show some interest. One Blockhouse Bay Management Company. A corporate leach that is only interested on the bottom line and their own pockets… outright told the city they do not have the money… but they surely filled the city’s ears with dreams of rainbows and unicorns.
According to the City the RFEOI also attracted another small timer, John Mackey owner and operator of Port Perry Marina….
You got to wonder who is doing the thinking? Do we have an economic development department? DO THEY HAVE A CLUE ON WHAT THEY ARE DOING?
To put out a RFEOI and only attract a friend of a friend in my opinion is pathetic. If I was the mayor I be looking to replace a few jobs.
You mean to tell me that with all the technology we have at our finger tips we can’t source international developers…. at the least approach a man that has gone public announcing that he had 1.2 billion dollars secured for a multi use water front project.
What excuse can they have to overseen such an opportunity only five blocks from City hall?
There is no excuse other then that the City plays politics. The go through the motions and really do not give a crap about the betterment of our city.
I will make this public. There can be a 1.2 Billion dollar project coming to Oshawa. But only if Oshawa is going to want it. I have waited ever since 2014 election for our beloved leaders to approach me on it. Still waiting….. But wait. After all the excuses and pathetic attempts are exhausted. The City will be facing a 7 million dollar fine by the Fed for reluctance to do anything with these lands… and guess where that money is going to come from. Yes. your pockets. Your taxes will go up again. But wait, did you hear the silence and shroud of secrecy our assets are being sold off. The OPUC is about to be sold/over taken. Given away. Once again poor judgement. Poor management and lack of leadership. Guess who is going to end up paying for that. You the tax payers. Much like Gray left us with the ultimate GM center white elephant. And Nancy with the Mary street parking garage. We the people of Oshawa are left with the hefty bills to pay.
And you wonder why our taxes go up… oh yes.. i forgot… we must all pay the 200 million dollar debt to the region also. 2018 is just around the corner. Can you afford to make the same mistake again?
1.2 Billion dollar water front project is awaiting anyone from the city to approach and show any interest. HEEEELLOOOOOOO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT… WAAAAKEE UPPPP.

JOE INGINO

Logic  3.21.16
By Joe Ingino b.a.
Editor/Publisher

“I live a dream in a nightmare world”
GLOBAL WARMING
MY TAX
No matter what it is.. it appears that government always finds a way to tax us. Ever since the Americans came up with the whole Global warming scheme.
The world has bend over backwards in a state of hysteria that has caught on like a wild fire. Our own Prime Minister is going around the world championing the phantom phenomena.
I say this because many of the so called scientist that are ringing bells over the fact that the earth is getting warmer are the same scientist that are heavily funded by government.
I think before we go ringing any bells and tax people for carbon issues. We should first study and closely look at world weather history.

Let’s look at the patterns and then study the effects of our population boom in the last 100 years.

Sure the planet is getting warmer. You don’t have to be a scientist to figure this out… as the increase in human population alone would tell you that the over all temperature of the planet is affected…. does this justify passing reform to penalize industry?

I understand the emission issues with big industry and how technology plays a factor. I also understand the importance of industry and manufacturing in the success of any nation.
My question is. Why is it that the government should sanction penalties in the form of monetary gain?

After all if we are so hung up over our environment would it not make sense for the government to invest in our industrial sector to cut back emission? Would it not make more sense to invest than to tax?

No instead the government opts out to waste money on research and penalize industry. As our Prime minister tours the world and witnesses some of the real violators of environmental pollutants… Maybe our Prime minister should impose hefty duty for any and all products coming into our country from these countries that pollute?

I think in North America we need an overhaul on how we deal with global issues as personally I believe that due to our good nature and rich countries. We are being taken advantage and we are not benefiting from the many trade deals we make with foreign countries.
I have been following what is taking place in the United States Presidential election. Even though Trump appears to be the favorite on more than one front. Trump has the right idea when it comes to how we should re-write our foreign policy.

In my interpretation of his presentations. It appears that Trump wants to bring America back to what it was. A great powerful nation.
In part I support that for Canada also. Unfortunately we do not have the leadership with the vision to do the same.

Trump will set many new standards and will change the way the world sees North America. We must stop all this political correctness. We must stop feeling compassion towards nations that have proven to have no compassion for our efforts.
In an interview he was asked how he felt about helping nations for their natural resources. Donald Trump smiles and told it like it should be. “We will help those that we can benefit from. You decide what that means.”

I am an immigrant to this country I am proud to call home. I have made a living here and I like to think that I contributed to this great nation. It breaks my heart to see immigrants coming in to our country and not respecting our culture. Our traditions and our way of life.
I am sympathetic to others culture but only when they respect mine. I am compassionate to others plea and needs as long as they are willing to contribute and share.
The other day I was at a market in Scarborough. I could not believe my eyes. Eight different people walking around in the traditional Islamic wear.
With respectful eyes. I appreciated their ignorance and their culture. At the same time my heart was tore. I remember when I came to this country. How hard I tried to fit in. How important it was to pronounce the language correctly. How I would feel if my outfit was not one of approval by my peers.

There I sat in a market and witness this outright sign of disrespect and flaunting of non-cultural compliance for this great country we call Canada.
What has happened to our country?
You speak out they call you islamaphobic, homophobic and all the other cliche. Yet, we the people that made this country great can be insulted and witness open social disobedience and or compliance and we get labeled.

FOR THIS REASON. I SAY GO TRUMP GO… Maybe it will catch up in Canada.
Instead we have a Prime Minster that is bringing in 25,000 so called refugees into our country with little or no background checks.

A Prime Minister that rather go to Paris for environmental summits only to come back and threaten to penalize a sector of our economy that is responsible for the creation of jobs and prosperity.

Global warming, pollution, over population are very serious issues. Issues that if not controlled will eventually be something that can rid us extinct.

Is taxing industry the answer? What next the government will pass a tax program against having large families?

Today it is global warming tomorrow population control. Where do we draw the line?

JOE INGINO

IN CONVERSATION
The other day in conversation with a young person I was asked for life advise. He wanted to know how long it would take for him to become successful. Apparently he was tired of school work, confused on the career path he wanted to take.
I looked at him and explained, There is no magic potion. There are no gold paved road. Life is a series of tests, trials and tribulations how we handle them determines our destiny. From a very young age we are rewarded for making the right choices and punished for doing wrong. This type of thinking is what determines how we handle the many obstacles that life throws at us. Through the years we become pigeon holed into categories and ranking according to our choices, abilities and efforts. These outcomes compounded with social pressure and uncertainty either assist us to make the right choice or further condemns us into social damnation of sort. Some deem this success and failure.
I see it as a test from the God’s to see if you really want something more than the obvious defeat. Quitting and failure is the easy choice. Failure through effort and attempt is part of growth. Without it we could never appreciate success.
This kid looks at me and smiled and said, “I can understand that, but where do you get the energy to keep going and not give up?” I smiled. It is not energy that you need to keep going. What you need is to stop worrying about the outcome and work on making the outcome happen. Worry creates doubt and leaves things to chance. Effort and hard work towards your goal creates opportunity and eliminates any chance of doubt.
I remember at the University a professor saying to me. “You can’t figure out the answer to that problem because you are not looking for an answer but focusing on the problem. Don’t look at a problem as a problem but instead a simple solution.” This has carried with me for years and every time I am faced with a challenge that appears impossible to happen. I take a step back and look for the key factor that is the problem and use that as my solution. Simplicity is the hardest problem to solve as it takes away all our preconceptions of complexity.
Success comes to those who plan for it and take chances. There is nothing that the mind can’t achieve. Only perceived obstacles cloud judgment that impede people from making the right choice in life therefore setting them further from their goals to such a point that they loose sight and become disencouraged.
Much like I put on my by-line. “I LIVE A DREAM IN A NIGHTMARE WORLD”. Open your eyes. Live life large and don’t be afraid to fail. As success is the by-product of failure and the reluctance to fail will prevent you from finding success.

JOE INGINO

2.16.16
Logic
By Joe Ingino b.a.
Editor/Publisher

“I live a dream in a nightmare world”
Oshawa Is Doomed
Well folks it is official the SS OSHAWA is sunk. I say this because we the people have no voice at City Hall and those in charge have bailed ship leaving us to fend for ourselves.
After talks of 3% increases in property taxes the dust has settled and the incompetent elected officials are attempting to makes us believe that their hard work and effort has cut the increase to only 2.52. I say bull. These scoundrels are wasting our tax dollars on projects that are hit and miss. The Depot for example. A very elaborate scheme for the City manager at that time. Roger Bouma and the Mayor to swindle 2 million dollars in a land transfer deal that went bad. For that one we have to thank Amy McQuade England as if it was not for blewing the whistle on the deal. Bouma and Henry would have retired millionaires. Councillor England also known as the flip flop outcast councillor. A councillor that stands on a soap box championing morality yet I bring to question her moral fiber. From her exposing her breast during council to feed her new born child. To the attacking local business that did not support her questionable behavior at social functions. This out of touch with reality councillor during a delegation before council. She asked an irrelevant question attacking the presenter on moral grounds. This is the same person that has had numerous call put against by citizens to Children Aid Society.
It seems like every month she has a different hair color. Could this be just another example of how confused she truly is…. after all many citizens have raised the question that if Amy did not have a make over on a TV show, would she have been elected to office…. Questioning her mental state as her inflated ego clearly shows some sort of psychological deficiency. Just recently she has added her husbands last name to hers… What gives? Did her husband finally grow in a pair of balls? Her attacks and rants clearly show some sort of complex when it comes to dealing with issues. One further question… What has she done for Oshawa in her two terms in office? This type of council representation is why no serious investor or developer comes to Oshawa.
This week I received this letter from the City of Oshawa:
Re: Budget 2016 – Request for Amendment to the City’s Advertising Policy
This is in response to your correspondence of January 8 and February 1, 2016 and your delegation to Oshawa City Council on January 25, 2016 concerning the above-referenced matter.
At its meeting of January 25, 2016 Oshawa City Council adopted the following motion concerning your correspondence of January 8, 2016:
“That Correspondence Request Item 2 from The Oshawa/Durham Central Newspaper requesting to be included in the City’s advertising budget, be received for information.”
At its meeting of February 5, 2016 Oshawa City Council adopted the following motion concerning your correspondence of February 1, 2016:
“That Correspondence Item 1 from Joe Ingino, Editor/Publisher, Central Newspapers requesting inclusion in the 2016 advertising budget be received for information.”
Later, in the same meeting on February 5, 2016, Council approved the City’s 2016 Budget with the following resolution: “That the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets be approved as amended and the associated Departmental Annual Business Plans be received for information and the Advisory Committees of Council Work Plans be endorsed.”
Oshawa Council’s decision results in a 2.52% tax levy increase on the Oshawa portion of the 2016 tax bill. ‘RECEIVED FOR INFORMATION’ is a clever way of giving you the middle finger. Through the years I have submitted endless documents. Many with some great proposals only to have them be ignored by the city and filed as ‘RECEIVED FOR INFORMATION’.
This is why no serious developer comes to Oshawa. I predicted that in 2017 we will be faced with a 7% tax increase. It is coming. We are facing as it stands the resolution of various legal challenges against the city. We are facing a possible 5 million dollar pay out to the Feds for not using the harbor lands. We are looking at the ongoing loss with the GM center and in my prediction the Region’s debt will climb to over 200 million dollars.
Where does this leave us the average JOE? Well, we will have two choices. Bare the 2.5% increase this year and another 7% next year or finally surrender to the Region and wipe out the debt. Did you know what we have the worst credit rating out of all the Durham region municipalities? Did you know that we have the highest property tax rates out of all the Region?
Mismanagement, poor leadership and incompetents elected. Now you can’t blame those elected as they are riding a FREE ride off our hide. We must stop voting in people that have little or no business experience to manage and work the city as the corporation that it is….closed-for-business

JOE INGINO

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Logic
By Joe Ingino b.a.
Editor/Publisher

“I live a dream in a nightmare world”
Human Pigeons
We all awaken every day to face a new day. Our routines are all pretty much similar. We go to work. We return only to repeat again. Until what we deem the weekend gives us two days to basically attend a different routine only to be returned back to our regular routine for another week. This goes on month after month, year after year.
Most of us live in the same house for most of our lives. We shop at the same stores. We give our business to the same local merchants Our existence is nothing more than a series of repetitive actions that we call life or some a pattern an uncontrollable habit.
I remember when the book 1984 by George Orwell came out. How this book transformed the way we think about society. The fear that it put in everyone’s conscious, “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING”. How for the first time in human history privacy took center stage in most philosophical discussions pertaining to issues such as democracy, freedom of speech and choice. For those not aware of the book. 1984 is a dystopia novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism under the control of a privileged elite of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as “thoughtcrime”
The tyranny is epitomised by Big Brother, the Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality but who may not even exist.
I remember interviewing the Minister of privacy commissioner. During the interview he turns to me and says, “In reality there is very little that is private about Canadians”. He then continued to explain that even though there are laws that protect privacy as for example the way records are kept and the way we process documents.
Information about just anyone is easily accessed. Police/Intelligent agencies/government services for years contravene many aspect of the act but no one prosecutes due to the fact that the information is used internally.
With the introduction of high tech gadgets and technology exposing people to platforms that without them knowing forces them to surrender their identity. In today’s world nothing is private. Governments much like in George Orwell’s book use this information for all kinds of purposes. The internet for years now has been criticized as the ultimate medium to control public opinion and public thought. The spread of rumor, fear and misinformation uses the internet to manipulate people’s actions and opinions.
Just recently a famous British comedian was quoted – John Cleese: Political Correctness Can Lead to an Orwellian Nightmare. The essence of comedy is being critical, says Cleese, and that means causing offense… Political Correctness the ultimate modern social taboo.
Censorship without laws is now possible. Controlling public opinion can be done at the stroke of keyboard in seconds. During many of the middle east conflicts. Political upheaval was controlled via cell phone technology and the internet. Organizers would utilize this technology to not only influence supporters behavior but monitor and control the media coverage.
According to the last book in the Bible, 666 is the number, or name, of the wild beast with seven heads and ten horns that comes out of the sea. Could this mythical monster come alive?
As The Encyclopedia of Religion states: “Nationalism has become a dominant form of religion in the modern world.” *
How is the mark of the beast placed on someone’s right hand or forehead? (Revelation 13:16) Regarding his commands to the nation of Israel, God said: “Bind them as a reminder on your hand, and they should be like a headband on your forehead.” (Deuteronomy 11:18) This meant, not that the Israelites were to mark their literal hands and foreheads, but that God’s words would guide all their actions and thoughts. Likewise, rather than being something literal such as a 666 tattoo, the mark of the beast symbolically identifies those who let the political system rule their lives. Those with the mark of the beast place themselves in opposition to God.—Revelation 14:9, 10; 19:19-21. – Are not most of us right handed?
If this stand true or remotely possible. Through the development of technology are we not marked by IP, telephone, cell phones, social security, licenses, credit card numbers. Can we assume that the literal meaning of three sixes has a different form? Interesting questions as we live our lives in our habitual pigeon holes allowing our thoughts to be influenced by technology that we do not understand but trust to be true. Could this explain why our social values, society instead of getting better is slowly eroding to an ironic anarchy?pigeon-in-city

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Logic 01.16.16
By Joe Ingino b.a.
Editor/Publisher
 
“I live a dream in a nightmare world”
the end is near…
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms clearly was influenced and inspired by international human rights documents, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For example, like the Declaration, the Charter protects the right to life, liberty and security of the person, the right not to be subject to arbitrary detention, to equality before the law, and to freedom of religion.
The Charter of Rights protects those basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians that are considered essential to preserving Canada as a free and democratic country. It applies to all governments – federal, provincial and territorial – and includes protection of the following:
fundamental freedoms, democratic rights, the right to live and seek employment anywhere in Canada, legal rights: the right to life, liberty and personal security, equality rights for all, the official languages of Canada, minority language education rights, Canada’s multicultural heritage, and Aboriginal peoples’ rights. With this said, it is understandable that under Section 2 – Fundamental Freedoms. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association.
The Charter guarantees certain freedoms for everyone in Canada. Canadian traditions and laws have reflected the freedoms set out in section 2 for many years. Since 1982, the Charter has given these freedoms constitutional protection.
Canada as most of the world today is undergoing major social changes. Due to primarily technology, education and the sciences. The world has become a global village and oppression is being fought tooth and nail. This giving rise to a new world order. One based on political and religious interests rooted in military power by an underlying force that has no human decency and or respect for human life shrouded by a religion that appeals the basic human psychological elements as defined by Freud. Perhaps Freud’s single most enduring and important idea was that the human psyche (personality) has more than one aspect. Freud (1923) saw the psyche structured into three parts (i.e. tripartite), the id, ego and superego, all developing at different stages in our lives. Society has stripped us of our ego, our superego is being oppressed by political correctness and economics… and this old religions appeals to the ID in a way that is mesmerizing. To the point that it’s preaching are followed without rational thought and or challenge at times violating all of the Charters doctrines
In North America, primarily in Canada under the guise of multiculturalism we have changed for ever as a society. The ‘POLITICALLY CORRECTNESS’ cancer is slowly eating away at what made this country great and turning us against each other. Those that have opinion are quickly labeled with a phobia or some sort of social neurosis and those demanding change and acceptance with a clear deviance from traditional values are deemed normal and the norm.
People with thought and opinion sit oppressed by a society that is bankrupt of morality. We as society are led to accept out of fear of reprisal. Something that is counter productive and or anti Charter stipulations as set forth by our forefathers to safeguard against such oppression.
Under section 2 of the Charter , Canadians are free to follow the religion of their choice. In addition, they are guaranteed freedom of thought, belief and expression. Since the media are an important means for communicating thoughts and ideas, the Charter also protects the right of the press and other media to speak out. Our right to gather and act in peaceful groups is also protected, as is our right to belong to an association such as a trade union.
These freedoms are set out in the Charter to ensure that Canadians are free to create and to express their ideas, gather to discuss them and communicate them widely to other people. These activities are basic forms of individual liberty. They are also important to the success of a democratic society like Canada. In a democracy, people must be free to discuss matters of public policy, criticize governments and offer their own solutions to social problems.
Even though these freedoms are very important, governments can sometimes limit them. For example, laws against pornography and hate propaganda are reasonable limits on freedom of expression because they prevent harm to individuals and groups.
The rights and freedoms in the Charter are not absolute. They can be limited in order to protect other rights or important national values. For example, freedom of expression may be limited by laws against hate propaganda or pornography. With this said one has to look at how this section opens the door for religious agenda to be pushed manipulating our own Charter. Under the umbrella of freedom, society is being manipulated to accept the obviously unacceptable. This is been demonstrated world wide. In the Republican race this issue has surfaced and has taken center stage. How are we to uphold our freedoms if our Charter is being manipulated. Trumps claim to put a freeze on Islamic immigration and or the investigating of Muslim churches, groups is not at all racist as many deemed him… but more like most are praising him as a reasonable avenue to take as per the charter under section 2 stipulates. “The rights and freedoms in the Charter are not absolute. They can be limited in order to protect other rights or important national values.”
Section 1 of the Charter says that Charter rights can be limited by other laws so long as those limits can be shown to be reasonable in a free and democratic society.
The Supreme Court of Canada has stated that a limit on Charter rights is acceptable if:
-the limit deals with a pressing and substantial social problem, and -the government’s response to the problem is reasonable and demonstrably justified.
The prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status; The right to life; The right to liberty and security; The right not to be submitted to slavery, servitude, forced labor or bonded labor; The right not to be subjected to torture and/or cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment or punishment; The right to be free from gendered violence; The right to freedom of association; The right to freedom of movement; The right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; The right to just and favorable conditions of work; The right to an adequate standard of living; The right to social security; and The right of children to special protection. There are a variety of human rights, including:
Civil rights (such as the rights to life, liberty and security),
Political rights (like rights to the protection of the law and equality before the law),
Economic rights (including rights to work, to own property and to receive equal pay),
Social rights (like rights to education and consenting marriages),
Cultural rights (including the right to freely participate in their cultural community), and
Collective rights (like the right to self-determination).
The liberties we hold as individuals, however, cannot be absolute. Because we live in a society, there may be times when individual rights have to be limited. Section 1 of the Charter recognizes this and states that our guaranteed rights and freedoms are subject only to such “reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society”.
With all these rights it appears that an exclusion has been left out. This being discrimination based on CHARACTER, PERSONAL BIASES BASED ON REPUTATION. Just this past week a college student was expelled from a University in Europe for her posting on FB. What right does the University have in expelling based on her right to post in a public forum? What right does an employee/group have to not hire someone because they do not approve of their fashion, hair length, family orientation, political involvement, a persons weight, hair color, hygiene and or profession.
Interesting questions only showing that society is far from perfect but clearly confused. The safeguards we have carefully tailored to protect now is being manipulated and used against us. From the feminist movement demanding equality to the gay movement and now to this new religious threat. Our Charter needs to be revised. As it includes and it also excludes and in part in today’s society it is much like our legal system left open for interpretation. We must include those that are being oppressed by fear of social reprisal. The reality of it is that there is no ideal world. Utopia does not exist. We live in a fragile world with rules and laws that keep us from our primal instincts. Some more advanced, civilized countries employ more elaborate systems to assure each citizen peace within their borders. A system to co-exist without fear. We call this society. Unfortunately and as many social scientist have been predicting for years. Due to the population growth. This safety, these rights we have enjoyed by everyone playing by the rules and upholding morality will fall aside. Due to economic, broken educational systems, the decline of the role of the church in peoples lives and not to mention the compromise in the family institution. Society is slowly eroding. External threats are only quickining a process that is inevitable to end up in social unrest and chaos. Who will come to our aid. Who will liberate us? The writings are on the wall. Police services are under the legal, public pressure gun. It appears that not a week can go a long when someone is reporting another shooting of a civilian and the unrest it brings. The church has lost its purpose. Our educational system has become bureaucratized and corrupt. Our economies are failing. It’s a matter of time. I am not very religious… but as those that preach that the end is near…they may have something…
You decide.

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