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Pointy Pondering Poinsettia Points

December 30, 2015
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Pointy Pondering Poinsettia Points

Pointy Pondering Points Is Our Downtown’s HWY 97 a, Highway through Hell, Heaven or Hindrance? Is Our Town’s “crime spree” under control, out of control or uncontrollable? Is Our being BC’s Prison Capital, a Capital Idea, Gain or Capital Punishment? Is Our desire for a National Park being misrepresented by misinformation, misconception or miscreants?...

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Red Hovanian Herrings Abound

August 3, 2015
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Red Hovanian Herrings Abound

“I truly believe we’re not unlike all other small communities in the Province” states Oliver’s Mayor Hovanes and “next September I will meet with the Ministry of Justice to discuss barring released prisoners from making Oliver their home”. Oliver Ironical Readers smell an overflowing creel of Red Herrings. Oliver is nothing like all other...

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Much Ado About Nothing Bylaws

May 28, 2015
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Much Ado About Nothing Bylaws

Oliver’s elected & appointed “leaders” have mouthed ad infinitum and in concert that no legal reason exists that could compel them to enforce any or all of their Bylaws. At no time since Oliver became a Town have any of the elected & appointed been sufficiently genuine with the Public so as to inform...

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Profitable Private Societies Pilfer Public’s Purse

October 13, 2014
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Profitable Private Societies Pilfer Public’s Purse

Most if not All Religious-Fraternal, Charitable and Special Interest Groups organize themselves as Non Profit Private Societies to which any and all citizens might belong and contribute financially on a volunteer basis.    Non-Profit Private Societies and the Society Act were formed and formatted on the foundation that 100% of any Society’s funding would come...

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Historic to Prehistoric in a Quarter Century

February 5, 2014
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Historic to Prehistoric in a Quarter Century

Oliver’s Second Biggest Mistake Public Pays Patton’s Pricey Price In Oliver Divide And Rule Runs Rampant Force Fed Fish Farm Feces Flow Far & Fast Free Financial Facts From Formulated Figures Baton Patton Picks A Predictable Pack Of Planners (APC) Oliver’s Visionary Feasibility Studies, Strategies And Reviews Micro-Managing Mandarins Make Oliver & Area “C”...

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Talking the Walk

January 21, 2014
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Talking the Walk

Is pretending that an unknown, unlit & unmarked major highway pedestrian crossing is perpetually safe . . . by walking one way once, during daylight hours with best weather conditions possible and the least to the max traffic time of the year, tantamount to . . .  1) A Walk of Shame or of...

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No Written Inventory = No Stock

January 19, 2014
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No Written Inventory = No Stock

The compulsion to make resolutions during the week either side of the December 31st banality and the results are both predictable because . . . almost always missed throughout the resolution/goal setting process is correctly estimating the amount of time required to make the change(s) sought because . . . most resolvers reject change...

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Is The Status Quo The Way To Go?

July 11, 2013
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Is The Status Quo The Way To Go?

In Oliver, in each election there are (7) seats available (Mayor + 6 Council). Since 1990 there have been (8) Civic elections x (7) seats = 56 possible political positions. Of those (56) possible political positions spanning 23 years, (9) have been held by (9) single term politicians. Of those (56) possible political positions...

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Oliver’s Voter Apathy Reigns Supreme

May 19, 2013
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Oliver’s Voter Apathy Reigns Supreme

Not since the last century did Oliver’s percentage of eligible municipal election voters – voting . .  exceed 49%. Signs of the Times or Discerned Futility or  Free Financial Facts From Formulated Figures “Next year in Jerusalem”  –  Next year in Oliver the Ironical Oracle sees  . . .  . . . . 69%  

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Oliver’s Obscure, Obtuse & Obvious Officious Ongoings

April 21, 2013
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Oliver’s Obscure, Obtuse & Obvious Officious Ongoings

Citing the highest bidder’s strong knowledge of the Town, the Town’s bylaws and the Town’s Manager, “the Town” awards the obvious officious bylaw enforcement contract to the highest bidder. *************************************** With much doublespeak such as, “the councilor does not recall making the points in a single statement”, the Manager’s Mayor & Council officiously attempt...

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