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DAVID SHEBIB FOR MAYOR OF VICTORIA 2014: Arrest, charge, try, convict Fortin for corruption… Quit after 40 days…

Published November 15, 2014 by goyodelarosa



“There is nothing safe about ‘safe injection sites’ … ‘they are hell holes of despair…'” said David Shebib on Facebook.

In memory of my dear brother Jerome Henry Hartnell, who died at age 18 from a morphine and alcohol overdose, I express my gratitude to David Shebib.

Although I disagree with almost everything else that he advocates, I hereby endorse David Shebib for Mayor of Victoria only, but certainly not of the whole CRD, as that might actually encourage him to become a bio-regionalist dictator, and we don’t really want that, do we, Geoff Young?

Victoria is crazy enough as it is under Dino Pinocchio Fortino. I don’t see how David Shebib could make it any worse for 40 days or so, after which he plans to quit anyway, in the unlikely event that he should win.

That 40 day period of investigation, centred on demonstrating the tyranny of the Masonic English Protestant Queen and her so-called ‘Crown’ Globalist powers over us, would be just enough time to investigate, try, convict and imprison current NDP Globalist Mayor of Victoria Dean Fortin for crimes of corruption with Mayor Fang Fang and his other creepy buddies in Communist China against the long-suffering, chemtrailed, overtaxed and underemployed citizens, taxpayers, and the almost completely alienated skeptical majority of eligible voters of Victoria.

Those that don’t vote are in the majority, and the decadent status quo Globalist Establishment at Victoria City Hall should stop this pretence that what they are doing to us is Democracy, as clearly, the Silent Majority is always prudent, right and wise, and basically, they know there has got to be a better way than Dino’s.

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell

District of Oak Bay: Shebib, David — Mayor candidate


CANADA’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER WAS A MASONIC ORANGEMAN: ‘Very Worshipful Brother’ Sir John A. Macdonald, Ancient Free Accepted Masons, St. John’s Lodge No. 5, 1844.

Published November 9, 2014 by goyodelarosa


Very Worshipful Brother Sir John A. Macdonald was initiated into the order of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at St. John’s Lodge No. 5 in 1844. [5]Following Confederation he affilliated with Civil Service Lodge No. 148 in Ottawa on May 11, 1869. He was later appointed to the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Provice of Ontario as Grand Senior Warden. [6] His masonic regalia is currently on display at the Masonic Temple in Kingston, Ontario.

I don’t question it. But there is nothing exceptional about a Canadian PM belonging to the Masons or another fraternal organization. Given the length of the article, is it really necessary to mention it?–Wehwalt (talk) 15:46, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

I wouldn’t think so. His masonic regalia is on display because Sir John is a notable figure, not because it is notable that he was a Mason. I do not think it needs mentioning. —Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:14, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes it is worth mentioning, particularly his role in the Orange Order, largely shapped his early political carear. The Orange Order was a very powerful force in early canadian politics and is definately worth mentioning. Creighton did so in his first volume used as a source in this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:08, 28 October 2012 (UTC)


‘Ebola vaccines use aborted fetal cell lines, but moral options exist,’ + Children of God for Life: COG FOR LIFE

Published November 6, 2014 by goyodelarosa

Action Alert! Developing Ebola vaccines use aborted fetal cell lines, moral options exist

“It is completely irresponsible of this Administration to put these problem vaccines on fast-track for approval and ignore the fact that a massive number of people may very well refuse them.”  Full story


‘Am I a Dummy for Believing in God?’ +++ Tom Woods Jr. explains why belief in God is in fact eminently rational @ Tom Woods Show + LA ROSA

Published November 6, 2014 by goyodelarosa


Am I a Dummy for Believing in God? – October 27, 2014
Tom explains why belief in God is in fact eminently rational. (He recommends the book The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism.)

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WHO IS PINOCCHIO? From Wikipedia, free encyclopedia @ LA ROSA

Published November 5, 2014 by goyodelarosa


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the original Carlo Collodi fictional character. For other uses, see Pinocchio (disambiguation).

 (/pɪˈnki/;[1] Italian: [piˈnɔkkjo]) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), by the Italian writer Carlo Collodi.

Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamed of becoming a real boy.
He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons.[2]
The story has appeared in many adaptations in other media.
Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture, and one of the most reimagined characters in the pantheon of children’s literature.[3]

The Adventures of Pinocchio character

Original art by Enrico Mazzanti
First appearance The Adventures of Pinocchio
Created by Italy Carlo Collodi
Species Puppet/Human
Gender Male
Family Mister Geppetto (father)
The Fairy with Turquoise Hair(mother)
Nationality Italian

Fictional character biography[edit]

Pinocchio, by Carlo Chiostri (1901)

Aspects of Pinocchio’s character vary depending on the interpretation, although basic aspects such as his creation as a puppet by Geppetto and the size of his nose changing due to his lies or stress remain present across the various formats.[4]

Pinocchio is known for having a short nose that becomes longer when he is under stress (chapter 3), especially while lying. His clothes are made of flowered paper, his shoes are made of wood and his hat is made of bread (page 16 of Collodi’s Le Avventure di Pinocchio). In this, the original tale, Pinocchio exhibits obnoxious, bratty, and selfish traits.

Literary analysis[edit]

Some literary analysts have described Pinocchio as an epic hero.[5] Like other Western literacy heroes, such as Gilgameshand Odysseus, Pinocchio descends into hell. Pinocchio also experiences rebirth through metamorphosis, a motif found in fantasy or speculative literatures.

Popular culture[edit]

Pinocchio as seen in Walt Disney‘sPinocchio.

Disney version[edit]

When Walt Disney Productions was developing the story for the film Pinocchio (1940) they intended to keep the more obnoxious traits from the original story, but Walt Disney himself felt that this made the character too unlikable and so alterations were made to incorporate traits of innocence to make Pinocchio more likable. Pinocchio was voiced by Dickie Jones. Today the film is considered among the finest Disney features ever made, and one of the greatest animated films of all time, with a rare 100% rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes. This incarnation later appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit voiced by Peter Westy, Disney’s House of Mouse voiced by Michael Welch, and Kingdom Hearts voiced by Seth AdkinsElijah Wood portrayed the real-boy version of Pinocchio in the live-action segments for the updated Jiminy Cricket educational serials “I’m No Fool” and “You” in addition to the new shorts of “I’m No Fool” in the early 1990s. Pinocchio makes a cameo appearances in Teacher’s Pet and Tangled.[6]

Other media[edit]

  • Mel Blanc voiced Pinocchio in a 1953 radio adaptation of the story. This is the second adaptation of Pinocchio with Mel Blanc involved, as Mel voiced Gideon the Cat in the 1940 Disney film until all of his lines were deleted, save for three hiccups.
  • He was portrayed by Sandy Duncan in a 1976 television musical film.

“Una probabile morte di Pinocchio”,Walther Jervolino, oil on canvas

  • In the paintings series “La morte di Pinocchio”, Walther Jervolino, an Italian painter and engraver, shows Pinocchio being executed with arrows or decapitated, thus presenting an alternative story ending.
  • In the manga series MÄR, there is a knight of the chess pieces named Pinocchio who was created by Diana.
  • In the web series RWBY, the character Penny is inspired by Pinocchio.
  • He appeared in Once Upon a Time, played by Eion Bailey. He appears in Storybrooke in the form of a mysterious man named August Wayne Booth. In the Enchanted Forest, his younger self is played by Jakob Davies. Following his near death by Tamara, the Mother Superior restored Pinocchio to his child self.
  • Pinocchio appeared in GEICO commercial’s bad motivational speaker 2014 and 1991’s clay animation Halloween by Sheldon the Snail.
  • In Russia there is an analogue Pinocchio are Буратино
  • In the shōnen series One Piece, Usopp of the Strawhat Pirates is modeled after Pinocchio, with his long nose and frequent exaggerations.

See also[edit]


  1. Jump up^ British English and American English:
  2. Jump up^ Reardon, Sara (2013-06-07). “Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio: Why is the original Pinocchio subjected to such sadistic treatment?”. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  3. Jump up^ Children’s Literature Review, “Pinocchio: Calro Collodi,” 2007., Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  4. Jump up^ Italian, It’s All Greek to Me: Everything You Don’t Know About Italian … – Linda Falcone. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  5. Jump up^ Morrissey, Thomas J., and Richard Wunderlich. “Death and Rebirth in Pinocchio.” Children’s Literature 11 (1983): 64-75.
  6. Jump up^

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BAMBI WEAPONIZED WITH LYME DISEASE IN CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT: UN AGENDA 21 EUGENICIST HUMAN CULL? “Areas with dense deer populations are often lyme disease hotspots,” states Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, John Phillips, letter TIMES COLONIST + LA ROSA

Published October 31, 2014 by goyodelarosa

If not a deer cull, then what method?


OCTOBER 31, 2014 03:56 PM

 Re: “Facts to consider in the cull debate,” letter, Oct. 28.

The assertion that research has shown that “deer culls do not work” puzzles me. It would seem that culls do work, as there are many examples of animals being hunted to extinction.

So, if not a cull, how would you suggest the deer population in Victoria be reduced, and by what method? The incidence of conflicts between deer and humans continues to increase. Insurance Corp. of B.C. statistics regarding the increasing number of accidents involving deer and vehicles are not inconclusive, as suggested. They are well documented. The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation states: “Areas with dense deer populations are often lyme disease hotspots.”

The reference to distracted drivers is off topic and has no place in the deer-cull debate.

John Phillips


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GEOFF YOUNG’S COURAGE: ONLY CANDIDATE TO OPPOSE so-called ‘supervised drug consumption site’… Alto: consumption site reality in city already underway…Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist, Oct. 17, 2014, excerpt…+ Young’s official bio @ LA ROSA

Published October 18, 2014 by goyodelarosa

David Shebib, who is running for mayor in 13 capital region municipalities, stormed out midway through.

“This is crazy,” Shebib said. “If you think this process is going to solve anything, you all have lost it.”

When an audience member shouted at Shebib about a “mouldy vehicle,” Godron started yelling about the seriousness of people sleeping in their cars.

Craigie managed to regain control, wish Shebib well as he left, and calm Godron down with the reassurance that it was an emotional situation and candidates should be able to agree to disagree.

Andrew distinguished himself from the field when he said it was time to “rethink the way we are dealing with people with mental health [issues] and addiction on the streets.”

“We need to intervene and we need to intervene on a regular basis and get them into, first of all, acute care … and then take them into the situation where we can get them into recovery,” he said.

“I think if we introduce the recovery model, we will see better results at the end of the day,” he said to applause.

Candidates were later asked to stand if they supported a supervised drug consumption site in the city. Only Geoff Young, who is running for re-election as a councillor, remained sitting.

In response to another question, Coun. Marianne Alto said the process of making a consumption site a reality in the city is already underway.

“I think we’re going to be ready to actually put that application in in about six months, and then I think we’ll have a year of advocacy and organization with all your help,” Alto said.

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Geoff Young

Geoff YoungCouncillor Geoff Young
c/o 1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
Phone: 250.361.0220 (City Hall)
Phone: 250.388.7875 (home)
Phone: 250.384.5451 (work)
Cell: 250.217.9237

Neighbourhood Liaison:


Committee/Regional Appointments:

  • CRD – Board of Directors
  • Capital Regional Emergency Services Telecommunications Inc. (CREST) – Board of Directors
  • CRD Hospital District Board
  • CRD Water Supply Commission – Alternate
  • City of Victoria Community Development, Environment & Infrastructure Standing Committee


Geoff Young earned a B.A. in Economics at UBC and a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard. He has lectured in economics at the University of Victoria and the University of Alberta, and has worked for the British Columbia Ministry of Finance, where he provided budget evaluation and monitoring for the economic development ministries, advised and made recommendations on existing and proposed expenditure programs including capital projects, and carried out research in various areas, including Provincial and local taxation and financial effects of proposed legislation.

Prior to being re-elected to Council in 2005, Geoff served on City Council from 1983 to 1999. He is currently serving on the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board of Directors, and has served on several local boards and commissions including the Greater Victoria Water District Board, the Greater Victoria Library Board, the CRD Parks and Environment Committees. Within City government he has been at various times Chair of the Finance, Engineering and Public Works, Traffic and Parking, Parks and Recreation, Fire Safety and Personnel committees of council.

He has also served on the British Columbia Financial Institutions Commission and on the Victoria Airport Authority board.

For many years Dr. Young has been a partner in Discovery Economic Consulting. He has appeared many times in B.C. courts as an expert witness in economics. He lives in Fairfield with his family.


Thomas E. Woods Jr.’s first book in nearly four years: REAL DISSENT, or How to Shred the Index Card of Allowable Opinion @ + LA ROSA

Published October 16, 2014 by goyodelarosa

How to Shred the Index Card of Allowable Opinion

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I think most people know what I mean when I speak of the gatekeepers of permissible discussion.

On the left, sites like ThinkProgress and Media Matters smear and attack those uppity peons who stray from the ideological plantation that the Washington Post and the New York Times oversee.

On the right it’s neoconservative sites like the Free Beacon, who have built a nice little cabin on that plantation, and who rat out anyone who tries to run away.

Why, we don’t hold any of the dangerous views of those libertarians, good Mr. New York Times reporter, sir!

We are nice and respectable, and we’ll be sure to keep a close eye on those awful subversives who, probably because of some mental defect, are unsatisfied with the Hillary-to-Romney spectrum to which we have been urged to confine ourselves.

The respectables of left and right do not deign to show where we’re wrong, of course.

The very fact that we’ve strayed from the approved spectrum is refutation enough. That’s why I’ve called these people the thought controllers, the commissars, or the enforcers of approved opinion.

Let me modify that: once in a while they do try to show where we’re wrong, but they can almost never manage even to state our position correctly, much less muster an effective argument against it.

These purpose of these alleged replies is not to shed light, but to demonize libertarians in the public mind.

In Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion – my first book in nearly four years – I take aim at these critics and their arguments.

Part I covers foreign policy and war. The regime has fostered more confusion among the public over these issues than any other. Conservatives, of all people, wind up supporting courses of action that (1) expand the power of the state over civil society; (2) are justified on the basis of propaganda they’d laugh at if it came from the mouths of Saddam Hussein or Nikita Khrushchev; and (3) violate the absolute standards of morality that conservatives never tire of telling us are under assault. The antiwar reputation of left-liberals, meanwhile, is almost entirely undeserved; the mainstream left supported every major U.S. war of the twentieth century.

Conservatives no doubt consider themselves cheeky and anti-establishment for supporting U.S. military interventions, yet virtually all major U.S. newspapers supported the two wars in Iraq and have called for a belligerent posture against Iran. If conservatives think they’re sticking it to the New York Times by supporting the federal government’s wars, they are deceiving themselves. It was the New York Times’ Judith Miller, for instance, who later became notorious for her uncritical acceptance of war propaganda. Hillary Clinton and John Kerry were every bit as belligerent as George W. Bush – Kerry even said in 2004 that he would be less likely than Bush to withdraw troops from Iraq, and proposed sending an additional 40,000.

Against this bipartisan consensus, anyone advocating a consistent policy of nonintervention abroad – the correct libertarian and conservative position, if you ask me – can expect to be marginalized and ignored. Meanwhile, the interventions of the past dozen years have backfired spectacularly, as Ron Paul and other noninterventionists predicted they would.

I put this part of the book front and center because I myself have so much penance to do. As a younger man I was a Rush Limbaugh listener and a garden-variety neoconservative. I cheered on every government intervention abroad, I accepted all the official rationales, and I demonized opponents and skeptics as America haters. I then realized I was just the flipside of a typical left-liberal, who cheered on every government intervention at home, accepted all the official rationales, and demonized opponents and skeptics as haters of the poor.

With both left and right cheering on the state in one capacity or another, the prospects for scaling it back are dim. The whole package, the whole tissue of lies, needs to be confronted.

Part II is a defense of the free-market economy against some of the most common arguments. Here my opponents don’t necessarily fall into the thought-control category. But many of the arguments I’m replying to are of the only-an-ideologue-could-disagree-with-me variety. Why, “monopolies” would dominate if you libertarians had your way! Everyone would earn ten cents an hour! Advertisers would manipulate consumers!

Those arguments and many others are the first to go.

Part III takes on some of the attacks on libertarianism launched by mainstream outlets over the past several years. It seems a week hardly goes by without one. I never get more feedback than when I take on critics like these and send them home crying to their mothers. This part of the book collects a bunch of these replies.

In Part IV I assess the significance of the Ron Paul phenomenon. Ron was everything the establishment fears: a plain-spoken truth-teller, a man without pretense, a fearless slayer of sacred cows. He refused to fit into any of the stultifying categories into which our opinion-molders try to pigeonhole anyone and everything. He was anti-state and antiwar – the very epitome of consistency, though most conservatives (and liberals, for that matter) found this an inexplicable contradiction.

(Ron himself contributed a generous foreword to Real Dissent, I’m happy to note.)

The Federal Reserve is the subject of Part V. Talk about outside allowable opinion: opposition to the Fed was nowhere to be found within mainstream American political life for nearly one hundred years after the central bank’s creation at the end of 1913. Today, enlightened opinion is appalled at having to acknowledge the existence of critics who question the wisdom of the wise custodians of their monetary system. But given the Fed’s track record, the naïve confidence that mainstream left and right expect us to repose in the Federal Reserve would be misplaced.

Part VI corrects the historical record on topics ranging from labor unions to presidential war powers to state nullification. Here you’ll find my much-discussed confrontation with radio host Mark Levin, whose idea of a debate is to call his opponent an idiot and not let his supporters read for themselves what that person has written. By contrast, I was more than happy to link my readers to Levin’s responses, especially since I was certain I had won our debate.

In Part VII, a short section, I gently correct certain libertarians who spend their time assuring respectable opinion that they are altogether different from those extreme libertarians like Woods, and that they’re really quite obedient and observant when it comes to issues Americans have been instructed not to discuss.

There are three more parts, but you get the idea. Of my twelve books, I think this one is the most enjoyable to read, and I’ve filled it with arguments you can use in debates of your own.

The appropriate response to the index card of allowable opinion to which the political and media classes expect us to confine ourselves is to set it on fire. This book is a match.

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BEN ISITT, VICTORIA CITY COUNCILLOR ‘FAILS ON CHEMTRAILS,’ says Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, Rockland artist-historian, in Letter to Editor, Victoria News + LA ROSA, October 15, 2014

Published October 15, 2014 by goyodelarosa

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, artist-historian
1357 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia
Tel. 250 382 97 67
New email:

Re: Tom Fletcher fails to do his homework (LETTERS, OCT. 1)

Victoria City Councillor Ben Isitt claims that ‘the people of Victoria have asked me to… advocate to the provincial and federal governments on issues they care about that impact our community.’

Coun. Isitt was our designated ‘neighbourhood liaison’ for Fairfield-Rockland last year when I wrote him a number of emails expressing grave concern about atmospheric geo-engineering (popularly called ‘chemtrails’) over the skies of Victoria and the CRD.

As a Victoria-born classically trained artist and historian, I assured the councillor that the strange shapes and lurid sunset colours of the skies in Victoria and the Capital Regional District are ahistorical and unnatural.

I asked Councillor Ben Isitt, therefor, to pay more attention to this alarming aerial spraying activity, to study the science and governance of it, to request research aid from City Hall’s ‘sustainability strategy planners’ if need be, to then report back to the Council and the CRD on this alarming assault on our health, to determine what, if anything, the Council and CRD can do to stop it.

I waited a whole season and got no real answers from the busy Councillor.

I then publicly addressed the whole Council on the matter in the fall last year for the allotted five minutes, after having found his research capabilities and his disinterest in public health severely deficient.

I am still waiting for answers about the science and governance of ‘chemtrails’ geo-engineering from Councillor Ben Isitt, the City of Victoria and the Capital Regional District, and I am quite sure I am not the only one.

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell



Amity Shlaes + Tom Woods discuss life, policies of President Calvin Coolidge @ Tom Woods Show: + LA ROSA.

Published October 12, 2014 by goyodelarosa
Calvin Coolidge: An Overview – October 07, 2014
Amity Shlaes, author of (among other books) the New York Times bestsellers The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression and Coolidge, discusses the life and policies of President Calvin Coolidge.

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