Friday, March 02, 2007
Who are these people anyway? Very good question if you asked moi?
I first came across Tim Porter when I landed in the Capital in 2003.
I noticed every instance, I chatted with Bernard Lord or the Ministers? He would be always be around and interfering by telling the MLA I was chatting with to move along.
At the end, I would always tell him to back off once I began a conversation with an elected official.
At first, I didn’t know who he was?
I was told that he worked for Communication.
I said- Ok.....Why is he always around our elected officials?
Chisholm Pothier was sometime in the area but he had a good attitude.
I recall Chisholm once told me - Charles? You don't know what my job is do you???
You know what? He was right on because of the way Tim was going on? I didn't know what was his job???
I was confuse!! < Not the first time!!!! >...lol
Now? Where I had grave concerns of this Tim Porter guy is when Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to the Capital.
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I wasn’t amuse. What’s Tim’s job? Security or Communication?
Then came the time Bernard Lord walked into the Lieutenant Governor building to announce the election.
All the media ran up the stairs to take a good shot. I was also looking for a good picture until Tim Porter ordered me off the steps. < I was at the bottom >
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The election was over and I will admit that I was a little upset when I noticed Tim Porter walking beside Premier Shawn Graham.
Then I came face to face with the Father - Gordon Porter.
He took the place of Alama Palmer < Am I spelling her name right? > who was the chairperson of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission.
Alama was outspoken on different issues so therefore the bureaucrats had to take over!!!
Gordon Porter told me that the issue of Roomers and Boarders will be address and I expected a media release but it never happen!!!
Gordon Porter went further by going around the Province promoting the rights of the poor.
He made certain that the locations chosen where to far from the poor population to attend.
I might add that he was right on because nobody showed up!!!
It was a disgrace!!!
So? I have to asked the Question?
Who are the Porter’s anyway?
How can the Porter Family name be so powerful within the Bureaucratic systems?
Do they come from a Royal Family bureaucratic Tradition?
I am new in this City and I really don’t know what’s going on?
The Porter’s are no friends of the poor.
That’s for sure!!!!
I believe the Porter’s should be granted a position somewhere in a small office.
Out of sight and out of mind.
But then again? Maybe they’re so powerful that they can do whatever they wish?
Maybe the Family name of Porter goes back 300 years in Fredericton?
Who truly knows????
Thursday, March 01, 2007
The Right of Free Passage http://ellsworthmaine.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6749&Itemid=46
The Canadian government’s assertion that it will refuse to permit liquefied natural gas tankers to pass through Head Harbor Passage has implications that go far beyond whether any of three proposed LNG import facilities in Washington County will ever become reality. Earlier this month, Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that his government would use domestic legal means to prevent such passage from occurring.
State Senator Kevin L. Raye (R-Washington County) says the move by Canada is an “unwarranted intrusion” into the Washington County LNG debate and “a serious challenge to U.S. sovereignty.” Regardless of one’s views on the merits of the LNG projects, said Raye, “every American should be concerned about the dangerous precedent it would establish for a foreign county to control access to our ports.”
Raye believes Canada acted in response to pressure from political leaders and corporate interests, including the powerful Irving group of companies in New Brunswick. “An examination of Canada’s position is revealing,” he said. “While Canada purports to have concerns about the environmental and safety aspects of LNG on our side of the border, this claim rings hollow given that they have no similar qualms about aggressively pursuing development of LNG import facilities on their side of the border.” Raye said the Canadian government gave its blessing to a Canaport LNG facility in St. John, N.B., and the Bear Head LNG facility in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia.
The Maine senator observed that the Irving group owns every English-language daily newspaper in New Brunswick and wields enormous influence in shaping public opinion in the province. It’s hardly coincidental that Irving is building its own Canaport LNG terminal in St. John. Raye also observed when Stephen Harper was elected as Canada’s prime minister, the Irving-owned Telegraph Journal in St. John called on him to assert Canada’s “sovereignty” over access to Passamaquoddy Bay.
Raye also noted that, when the shoe was on the other foot, Canada showed “utter disregard” for the concerns of U.S. border communities over the nearby Point Lepreau nuclear power plant and a controversial quarry and crushed stone operation at Bayside on the Canadian side of Passamaquoddy Bay.
As for the safety concerns raised by Canada, said Raye, “the Canadian government has no objection to ships carrying dangerous cargoes such as ammonium nitrate and dynamite routinely entering the bay and sailing past Maine and New Brunswick communities en route to Bayside.”
He also noted that vessels almost as long as, and with greater draft than, LNG tankers have entered Head Harbor passage en route to Eastport more than 150 times. And the Canadian government does not even require a pilot — let alone a licensed pilot — to accompany ships through Head Harbor, added Raye. “Surely if Canada believed this to be a hazardous route to navigate, they would have imposed this basic requirement long ago,” he said.
Dean Girdis, president of Downeast LNG, whose project is now under review by FERC, said the company has no intention to modify or withdraw its permit applications. “This issue is not about LNG anymore,” said Girdis. “It is about the right of innocent passage and freedom of navigation.”
The permitting process may disclose good reasons to modify or deny the Washington County LNG proposals. It is entirely appropriate to ensure that any such project complies with all U.S. safety, environmental and other standards.
But we agree with Raye when he declares that “each of the Washington County LNG proposals should rise or fall on its own merits, not on the unwarranted intrusion of Canada’s government and corporate power brokers.”
Maine Governor John Baldacci and New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham “agreed to disagree” over the LNG controversy when they met together last week. FERC will have the final say in the matter, they indicated.
But we hope, as does Raye, that if Canada persists in its efforts to deny Head Harbor passage, the U.S. State Department will respond with “immediate and commensurate consequences.” Canada simply cannot be allowed to block access to U.S. ports.
I was out last night for a few hours. I walked around the two bridges and it was beautiful.
Not that cold, no winds and almost a full moon with many stars shining.
Was it the calm before the Storm? Time will tell.......
Jesus Said, "WHOEVER DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN
HEAVEN IS MY BROTHER AND SISTER AND MOTHER."
( MATTHEW 12:50 *NIV )
Now it is written that; YOU ARE ALL SONS OF GOD
THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, FOR ALL OF YOU WHO
WERE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE CLOTHED YOUR--
SELVES WITH CHRIST. THERE IS NEITHER JEW NOR
GREEK, SLAVE NOR FREE, MALE NOR FEMALE, FOR YOU
ARE ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS. ( GALATIANS 3:26-28 )
Further Charles; BECAUSE YOU ARE SONS, GOD
SENT THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON INTO OUR HEARTS, THE
SPIRIT CALLS OUT, "ABBA, FATHER." SO YOU ARE NO
LONGER A SLAVE, BUT A SON; AND SINCE YOU ARE A
SON, GOD HAS MADE YOU ALSO AN HEIR.
( GALATIANS 4:6-7 )
CONSEQUENTLY, YOU ARE NO LONGER FOREIGNERS
AND ALIENS, BUT FELLOW CITIZENS WITH GOD'S PEOPLE
AND MEMBERS OF GOD'S HOUSEHOLD, BUILT ON THE
FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS, WITH
JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF AS THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.
( EPHESIANS 2:19-20 )
So; DEAR FRIENDS, NOW WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD,
AND WHAT WE WILL BE HAS NOT YET BEEN MADE
KNOWN. BUT WE KNOW THAT WHEN HE APPEARS, WE
SHALL BE LIKE HIM, FOR WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS.
( 1 JOHN 3:2 )
So Charles, when ever you are feeling down and depressed, just
think about who you are, an heir of your Heavenly Father! That
fact should cheer you up indeed! Amen!
Now I hope you enjoyed this heaping helping of Daily Bread
my friend! Now go out there and give 'um Heaven!
With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
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I must have listened to this one more than 20 times.
I believe it’s very funny but what do I know?
I was interviewing James Kerr < on the left > at the Fredericton Soup Kitchen.
He’s a nice guy so I decided to ask him a few questions?
Well little did anyone know? Someone was watching and decided to butt in. < in a friendly way >
This woman < we won’t mention any name > doesn’t care too much about my views.
She’s has been a volunteer for many years and you would never guess what was her beef????
THE DAVID SUZUKI EVENT!!!!!
Many of you wrote angry comments about the way I took pictures in the Church.
Well, I feel safe to say that she spoke for many of you.
Click below and go at Charles gets razzed by a heckler!
I decided to play along and I believe it’s really funny.
Click below for a good laugh----