Sunday, January 25, 2009


Media in terrible trouble ... bad as they are, what will we do without them?

Could CanWest go bankrupt?
By Duncan Hood
Maclean's Magazine - December 22, 2008


[Canwest] was once arguably Canada's leading media company, was kicked off the country's main market index in September [2008] and is now a struggling penny stock.

They "own" ... Vancouver Sun, The Province, Victoria Times Colonist ... Canwest is Canada’s largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio stations and networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Maclean's Magazine: The Destruction of a Canadian Institution
By Robin Mathews
Vive le Canada - January 25, 2009


Maclean’s Magazine, except as an empty, posturing parody of its former self, is finished. Many of us grew up with it and subscribed for decades because – though open to criticism, of course – it managed to capture Canada and report on its condition in a way that was, overall, fair ...


Granted that the Canadian media has become weak, biased, disloyal and faulty. But can the nation survive without any media whatever?

I think not.
I am sure we can't sustain a free, democratic society without a healthy free press. What to do?

- BC Mary.


A note in the Vancouver Sun's Saturday edition was that Vaughn Palmer would be back on Wednesday..... as if he was on another vacation.. having only been back to work for two weeks.

Is he looking for another job? or is he retiring?
But can the nation survive without any media whatever?
Thomas Pynchon addressed the above this way, ' If you can get them asking the wrong questions, You don't have to worry about the answers'
This BLOG is media and a better job of it than MSM.
Have Goethe’s cautions been so lost to us?
"There are none so enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free."
- Goethe
c.1290, from O.Fr. sustenir "hold up, endure," from L. sustinere "hold up, support, endure," from sub "up from below" + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Sustainable growth is recorded from 1965.

free (adj.)
O.E. freo "free, exempt from, not in bondage

1574, from M.Fr. democratie, from M.L. democratia (13c.), from Gk. demokratia, from demos "common people," originally "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy). Democratic for one of the two major U.S. political parties is 1829, though members of the Democratic-Republican (formerly Anti-Federal) party had been called Democrats since 1798; though colloquial abbrev. Demo dates to 1793.

Right now, in these times, there is a belief, a false belief built upon several fictions of law pointed out quite accurately by Goethe.

Canadians are held in bondage to the state that has captured them due to their lack of knowledge of law.
This fact cannot be argued once one has studied the laws now in place.
There is a belief of ignorance (lack of knowledge) which holds, quite falsely, that the common people hold power when in fact power has been usurped by the lawyer/ politico class via Roman law,

The ecclesiastical courts of the Church, administering the canon law, ... The contest between the Roman law and the English common law

also see
and to bring this to close,
[juris ignorantia est cum jus nostrum ignoramus] it is ignorance of the law when we do not know our own rights.
Ignorance of the law is no defense (One of the first maxims of law)
It is we who are required to learn the rules of the game: law
Baravo, bravo, Anonymous January 25, 2009 10:53 PM

Now, will you decipher what the hell you said.
[Chuckling ...]


In the land where Obfuscation has become an art form, British Columbia and "The Law" harbours those who trade in dark thoughts.

I usually delete them without comment. Thanks for handling it so elegantly (and no, that's said without the slightest trace of irony).

Onward ... and UPward, pilgrims!

Obfuscation is the concealment of meaning in communication, making communication confusing, intentionally ambiguous, and more difficult to interpret.

That's correct BC Mary in more simple terms, bullsh!t.
I would further suggest to say that, if he is attempting to impress someone, maybe he should head over to the judges-lawyers blog, they excel in jargon.
**** you still my hero BC Mary***
Yours truly "woody"
paul said...

Baravo, bravo, Anonymous January 25, 2009 10:53 PM

Now, will you decipher what the hell you said.
Me: Thank you for your question paul
what must be grasped here is the law societies have created their own language which requires the study of law through the use of law dictionaries.
Paul:Obfuscation is the concealment of meaning in communication, making communication confusing, intentionally ambiguous, and more difficult to interpret.
paul calls "bullshit" when in fact the truth of the matter is Law has meanings requiring a law dictionary to interpret.
Those with out knowledge of law are at the mercy of the courts and the Bar
Theirs is a private club, if you will, and the 'club' is used to collect their fee;-)

I have read some of the law dictionaries
some of Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries of the Laws of England
Not easy going,, that stuff and worth the time
Anonymous-January 26, 2009 2:31 PM
Message received, Thank You.
Thanks paul.

I am on the downside of my life(69) as of Jan 25 and with little formal education and yet I see the reason and value of the learning of law

eg to the law when asked to a defendant
"Do you understand..." what they mean is "Do you stand UNDER the the law"
or in layman's terms when one is "under" the law the law now "owns" you
I could go on but I respech BC Mary's space
thank you for reading
annoying mouse ;-)
Anonymous January 27, 2009 12:51 PM
Happy belated Birthday.
When you state"what they mean is"
Your referring to that special hyperbole, the language of the Judiciary or as I referred to it the day Bullsh!t,correct.
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