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There are three major types of economic systems in society today; Capitalism, Communism and Murtonism. Capitalism stands for the greatest standard of living for the largest number of nations in the free world. Communism stands for the socioeconomic slavery of the vast majority of it’s people to further then ends of a select few bureaucrats. Murtonism is the intentional deception against abused victims for the sole financial gain of one single person, in this case Paul Murton treats everybody else as a personal ATM machine.

Paul, a failure as an entrepreneur; suffering from severe bouts of financial insolvency does more then just name-drop successful business owners and a way to inflate his own sense of importance… he goes as far as stealing the identity of the entire corporation!

Case in point, Kriminal Records. A local record label and talent promoting agency attracting talent here in East Toronto and the GTA. Kriminal Records (as a sister organization to the Beaches Blues & Danforth Music Festival) was created to offer exposure and guidance to musicians and bands for their future success. Paul Murton was hired for a brief time to duplicate audio CDs as he owned a small, cheep, over-the-counter CD duplicator and offered his overpriced services. When it was discovered that one artist had a crowd of upset music lovers due to most of the CDs Murton *claimed* to have duplicated were blank, just after grabbing hundreds of dollars for the job… suffice to say his services were no longer required.

Not only was this artist defrauded with blank CDs that could literally be purchased for a few pennies, Murton used illegal bait-and-switch tactics before closing the sale. Murton’s company “DBSduplication” advertises pressed CDs, with full colour inserts, a tray card and jewel case for $1.30 per CD. This was the expectation of his customers, yet this is flagrant false advertising as the true cost is closer to $3 – $4 per CD… assuming Paul Murton is even bothered to actually *duplicate* anything rather then rip people off. No wonder DBSduplication has an “F-” rating with the Better Business Bureau, the LOWEST rating even the most corrupt scammer can get! The “F-” rating stands for FRAUD!

When Paul Murton realized his days with Kriminal Records were finished, he did not take any mind. You see from day one Murton cultivated a cunning plan to steal Kriminal Records’ identity. Just as he did with countless corporations before, and as he is doing to this vary day – he claims ownership of almost any organization that uses his so called services. A look on DBSduplication’s website shows Paul Murton as the owner of the Danforth Music Festival, the Beaches Blues Fest and Kriminal Records, even though he was only employed minimally by these organizations and fired over one year ago! No, you can not contact the real owner of Kriminal Records on Paul Murton’s sites… you can ONLY call Paul or email Paul, so Paul can convince you he is more then the proverbial ex-janitor as a way to royally rip you off and milk you dry. Do not be fooled by his little beady eyes and deviously malicious gleam!

Section 380(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada states “everyone who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means defrauds the public or any person, of any property, money or valuable security is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fourteen years”.

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By Mr. David Nesbitt. In light of recent international events: THE DISASTER Don’t forget Wednesday, 24 April, 2013. That very day, the world got a profound lesson about unexpected consequences of globalization. It was collapse of a multi-storey building that housed several light-industries in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 900 workers were apprehensive about safety of the place. Then came sudden terror, fortunately brief, as they fell with all around them to their deaths. The lucky ones perished instantly. Three weeks later, many remain in the ruins, only as nauseous stench of rotting flesh. Many temporary survivors await their ends. The families and friends of all will be lifetime casualties. THE “PERPS” The expected accusations of greed, corruption, and revenge already begin to outnumber the cries of sympathy. Many of the latter might be only hollow tokens to be cast upon the altar of unwarranted self-justifications, possibly by some yet unidentified contributors to the disaster. THEIR EXPLOITATION (?) Casual attention to our news media might persuade us to suppose that those workers have been virtually slave-labour. What else would we think of 16 cents an hour? Among us here, how many see that to be a close match of our minimum wage of about $11 per hour? This insight was imparted by a Bangladeshi immigrant who says that $1 CDN buys in Dhaka what we would spend $70 CDN to buy in Canada. In Dhaka, about 25% of any daily wage is discretionary income, compared to about 16% here. Out of it, in Toronto we pay for telephone and T.T.C. to keep us in the loop of employment. In Dhaka, work is a walk away, and it is 12 hours a day, fulltime. Here, our shifts are eight hours in fulltime work. But, not all of our working-poor are fortunate enough to work fulltime. How much better-off are they than in Dhaka? Maybe this observation could purge some of us out of our belief that we are a superb example of equality, justice, and all the other “good stuff”. OUR EXPLOITED At YWN we have, for years been pounding our heads on our proverbial Wailing Wall, about casual dismissal of our own working poor. Letters to our Editor do not indicate that we have been convincing. We recommend and appeal to our readers to urge our governments and their agencies to take initial steps in this matter. The need is for escalation of incomes and training into earned prosperity with sustainable Canadian careers.

by Bruce Ryan. Hysterical media articles about medical cannabis “grow-ops” being over their approved numbers of plants paint a picture of ‘illegal’ activities. Oh my god, plants! Quick, someone call the cops before they run. I must say…. with the disaster engineered by Health Canada, someone has to pick up the slack. Most medical patients won’t buy the poor quality “marihuana” the government grows in that copper mine in Manitoba. At $5 per gram, this stuff is worse than outdoor Mexican biker weed. So, let me get this straight, indoors it costs about $1 per gram to grow commercially and the government can’t make any money? As a result, in their infinite wisdom, they are cancelling the medical patients (and their growers) right to grow their own herb. A medical grower can produce a truly excellent product, a simple plant, for about 30 cents a gram. Outdoors it is cheaper yet. Who are the people the government giving the business to? We have no real idea. Sounds like large commercial growers. Someone with a whole lot of money. Someone with millions to invest. Maybe the same people who brought us Monsanto or Big Tobacco. Perhaps Molson’s would like to convert another brewery? The stated reason is that it cost Health Canada too much money to run the mess of the program they have built (and defended in court) over the past 12 long years. How can the largest pot dealer in Canada not be making any money? Health Canada should be raking in huge amounts of money day after day. Considering a captive market of 26,000 patients, this works out to about $141,180,000 (141 MILLION) per year. They don’t make any money: because they produce “medical grade” “marihuana” that is a complete fraud. Cancer patients return this stuff, refuse to pay the bill and switch to growing their own. Some people have invested lots of time and money to make sure that growing their garden is safe, clean, up to standards and secure. Yes, it is possible to get a little carried away. Plants are easy to grow if you have a green thumb. Seeds sprout quickly. Cannabis can be quite enthusiastic. That’s one of the reasons we call it “weed”. Quite often little cuttings are taken from one big plant to share with others. Certainly not a “plant” yet (no roots)…. but we are to somehow believe the cops that this tiny 2″ cutting is worth $1,000? Sounds impressive. Sounds like magical thinking. How much are you willing to pay for a little basil herb plant? Two bucks. The only polite term here is horsefeathers. The entire program, the entire war on drugs, is an expensive, abject failure. Our own Senate called this agenda a “failure of good governance” with serious Charter violations over ten years ago. We all know who pays for this disastrous “failure of good governance”. We do. Through our taxes. Billions upon billions wasted year after year, decade after decade. The Auditor General reported that over $30 million was “un-accounted for” in the Medical Marihuana Access ‘program’. All paid for – compliments of the citizens. Thanks! Certainly not at the expense of the politicians or the police. Far more to their benefit…. for all the “results” achieved. Canada has wasted countless billions on this corrupt policy. Suckers! We are wasting more resources and taxes on an agenda that has proven not to work. Cannabis is still easy to find. Medical patients are still walking a minefield. We are still putting people in prison for a plant, a god-given herb. The only sanity I see is the Liberal’s Policy Paper on Cannabis issued in January, 2013. I was relieved to see the new Liberal Leader adopt the official party policy and call for legalization. We all know that the Senate concluded in 2002 that “decriminalization” is just a further waste of money, resources and creates corruption at all levels of government. After the party passed the resolution in 2012 with a wide margin, it is obvious that the Liberals see a reduction in costs and an increase in revenues through an enlightened policy. At a Federal level, this policy would reduce a wide variety of costs and implies a re-direction of funds for various programs, research, education and other enlightened purposes. After all, I love hearing a politician call for “more studies” when the government has not approved any research licenses nor funded a single study during the past 10 years. Give it a try. Ask Health Canada for a research license to find out, for example, if criminal prosecutions for cannabis affect young people. Lets fund a study (again) regarding cannabis and driving. How about a study to find out if cannabis is actually “dangerous” according to toxicology indicators? We could conceive of a study to track the effects of prohibition on “a vulnerable segment of the population”. The greatest study might be to prove that cannabis cures cancer, or epilepsy, or Alzheimer’s. Sorry, was three studies or just one? There are over a thousand studies published over the past ten years. Just none of them done here. Smells a little fishy. The Liberal Legalization Policy Paper outlines a comprehensive legal production program with licensed producers and outlets across the country. Restrictions on sales to minors and cross-border trafficking are put in place. Savings in police, courts, jails and associated programs are realized. Resources are devoted to real crime, research & education instead of useless enforcement. Citizens working in the industry are able to come into the light, hire workers, build the economy and assist a “new growth industry”. ALL without creating a new level of “sin taxes” or new levels of bureaucracy. The existing model proposed by Health Canada for production covers all the bases to provide clean, organic, high-grade cannabis with suitable controls for social consumption. In fact, Health Canada is transferring administration of the program to the “Office of Controlled Substances – Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate”. How’s that for a fancy 1984-like title? (psst, it gets better). The proposed model also calls for licenses to ship cannabis across borders. Which makes me wonder: do we get to supply Washington and Colorado now? After all, it is just a plant. We have a fine reputation in the industry. Kind of like grapes. In fact, with a little effort and a green thumb you can make fine wine. The government, of course, would like a cut of the deal if you want to sell wine to all your friends, people, admirer’s and supporters. Kind of makes sense to regulate cannabis like grapes. It would be a fine Canadian tradition to engage in bootlegging as the insanity of prohibition finally winds down.

Save Queen Street

May 15, 2013

Hi LeRoy: Regarding the article by J.J. in the recent issue under the subtitled “Purpose: To protect the views of the Fire Hal and pretend that it matters. I am a little disappointed that your publication does not seem to think that views of the Fire Hall matter – it is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Beach. I also hope that you do not consider me to be one of the “helpful citizens” that are sarcastically mentioned. Unfortunately, the matter before Council was only the “guidelines” dealing with the shape and appearance of future buildings, and putting some of those guidelines into the zoning bylaw. So, issues about flooding, or even traffic and parking, have been left out. This is because the whole “Visioning Study” process that the Councillor launched didn’t include a full study of ALL the issues that relate to development on Queen Street . We could have had proper study of geology, hydrology and everything else, if McMahon had done the right thing: pass an Interim Control Bylaw and have the City pay independent consultants to do either a full Avenue Study or Secondary Plan Study with full input from the community. Judging from the submissions made last fall to the study facilitator and Council, most people feel that the guidelines go too far. Yet, the GBNA says that these guidelines are the result of a “community consensus” which was clearly not true. Even worse, the guidelines do not offer the full protection of a “Secondary Plan” or an “Area Specific Policy” (both of which go right into the Official Plan itself). The latter is what Mike Layton is getting for Ossington. I fought for improvements to be made to the guidelines – to ensure that it is harder for Council or the Committee of adjustment to ignore the partly changes that we are getting. Council did not even stop to ask one question about the specific changes or problems shown in my presentation. You are not the only “lone voice” out there – but what is an issue is that some of the so-called “neighbourhood” groups out there that pretend to speak for the community but unwilling to challenge McMahon and other members of Council to do far better than what the sloppy work that the Planning Department feeds them. Brian Graff Hi Brian, I understand you ran in to my ace investigative reporter J.J. at Tuesday evening’s meeting regarding the Carmelina Condominiums. He reported that he met you before at City Hall and says you are quite amiable. Of course you are… You’re a Beacher! I guess some residents aren’t thrilled at having a huge crane swinging over their properties and occasionally dropping concrete. That crane is mammoth! About your letter: We also love the view of the fire hall tower as it is part of the backdrop that VISUALLY greets visitors to the Beach. I do believe that it “over-shadowed” some issues regarding the safety of Beach denizens and your e-mail strongly indicates that you also have concerns about the lack of geological/hydrological information. We at Ward 32 News have concentrated on the issues that can’t be seen by the human eye. No one else seemed to care at all. That is why J.J. referred to us as the “lone voice” when it comes to the safety of our fellow Beachers. I think we can both agree that our local councilor has been less than adequate on all issues regarding construction in our beloved Beach. We certainly appreciate your involvement in the Queen Street issue as you fought for improvements to the guidelines. As you stated in your e-mail, Council didn’t stop to ask you one question about your presentation. Upon returning to the office after the City Hall meeting, J.J. said he was stunned at the lack of interest shown by the councilors. I can assure you that we appreciate your involvement because apathy in general has seemed to taken hold of the public. As far as publishing some of your articles, we thought your opinions were worthy of exposure to the public. After all, I have taken a more radical position and kept attacking like a pit bull. Your ‘take’ on the subject helped ‘tone down’ our publication. As far as I am concerned, the fight to save Queen Street is far from over as it is not in my personality to give in when I know I’m right. We are now trying to think of a way to FORCE a complete hydrological study. If you have any ideas that will help us do that, please share them with us as your input will be taken more seriously by us than it was by our local politicians. LeRoy

By Sherri Lange, CEO Founding Director, Toronto Wind Action Executive Director, Canada, Great Lakes Wind Truth VP Canada, Save the Eagles International The word is in: wind is out. Even the CEO of Vestas recently admitted that the wind industry currently is suffering from “credibility issues.” But the new “kid” on the block, Bluffs Advocate and it’s G.M. Robert Spencer, is still a wind pusher it seems… The Advocate’s second edition has caused a few raised eyebrows and curled a few tongues with a feature article: “Windpower and Nuclear Power Compete for Our Energy Future.” Distributed to Bluffs and Beaches, this is especially quixotic and whimsical, given the hard won offshore moratorium, and the obvious furor of shore line folks who lined up at meetings and went door to door with flyers, and generally shared their knowledge about wind power in the Lakes, successfully. (This article is a bit like visiting your grandma’s house, when she’s been gone a year already.) The mere puff of the idea that wind can compete with any baseload power such as nuclear, coal, gas, or hydro, is simply grandstanding of a true wind pusher who has not been reading the papers lately. How valid are the environmental claims against wind in the Great Lakes, this author asks? Jane Rogers has done hundreds of hours of research and once reading her material, you would never again even think of the ridiculousness of industrializing the Lakes, 20% of the world’s remaining fresh water reserves. Her points: don’t disturb the heavily contaminated lakebed; migration routes, and some anseriformes nesting during winter 3-4 km out; habitat fragmentation; shipping lanes; infrasound and LFN that hits the jet stream and bounces off the water attenuated about 1% over a mile….hence virtually not at all; mechanical failure and chemical discharges; mixing of contaminants (92 billion tons of raw sewage still find their way into the Lakes each year); and every chemical known to man continues to plague the health of the Lakes, i.e., don’t stir this up on the lakebed; “Adverse effects on embryo development due to electro-magnetic changes, air pressure changes and general ‘soundscape’ or infrasound level changes for both ‘animals’ and ‘humans’ (Pierpont, 2009) (that) has only recently become known or studied. Due diligence is extremely necessary in further study in this important animal/human, health-related areas. Electro-magnetic changes within surrounding waters could also affect the overall ‘micro health’ of the surrounding water near offshore IWTs”; but most importantly, the Great Lakes is not a massive resource grab. The author goes on to cite cancer rates, purportedly, near nuclear stations. (In fairness, he does mention that these clusters of cancers do not appear to be necessarily related to nuclear stations.) We must assume he believes that this argument has some validity in his comparison with wind power. We assume he understands that one of these power sources works, and the other doesn’t. He must know that nuclear continues to provide baseload power, while wind turbines provide intermittent and ultimately useless power, and that many countries have to export excess power during the peaks when wind IS performing a wee bit, only to have other neighboring countries building energy damns to protect from power disruptions and unenviable surges. He must know that Germany is now building 26 more coal fired plants, because wind and solar didn’t cut the mustard. WHAT IS UP IN FRANCE WITH 4,500 TURBINES? A note from France yesterday: news release from EPAW (European Platform Against Wind Power): At noon yesterday, May 7th, France with 4,500 wind turbines, produced .5% of its power. The cost to build and maintain and subsidize those turbines, 11 BILLION EUROS. The author went on to explain that in order for wind to provide meaningful power to France yesterday at noon, it would be requiring 900,000 wind turbines. This is the lunacy we are presenting when we promote wind power.. WIND POWER CANNOT COMPETE WHATSOEVER WHENEVER: In the long run, the main theme of the article in the Advocate, a lovely leftie rag masquerading as reasonableness, is that wind power can compete with baseload power: we assure you, it cannot, it will not, and it never will. Not in this generation, nor the next few. Much like pushing buggy whips for the modern age. Yes, buggy whip or two to compete with baseload power. The problem with all this industrial junk that doesn’t do anything meaningful is it takes up our useful resources, clogs our garbage dumps, and inhibits meaningful conservation and enjoyment. Just try to get rid of those rare earth elements from China and the carbon fibre blades that can’t be recycled. Premier McWynnty promises now to be more collegial with Ontario and let us choose where we want those nasty turbines that make people ill, destroy prime farm land, wetlands, recreation areas, important bird areas, and reduce property values to nilch…new word. Over 92 communities have told the Premier in no uncertain terms that they are NOT willing hosts. I wonder where she will put the new ones then. There’s a new phrase now: Community consultation and Community vibrancy funds. That means that they will make the paper work look like they are listening, and then offer you a new baseball diamond, or $25,000 per year for community projects that are bribes, and decided upon by a small group, who will control the funds. My bet: if you don’t like turbines, you are not getting that vibrancy thing! Once more for those who missed it: DENMARK: PROTOTYPE FOR NATURAL DESTRUCTION Here’s a little thought for you: fresh from today’s world news: this time from Denmark: home to Vestas, and your favorite turbine builder. Remember how they sold us the bill of goods? Turns out Denmark has 186 anti-wind groups and one hell of a corrupt mess, too. 1 Wind power doesn’t work. With 140,000 turbines worldwide, we only receive less than ½ of one percent, net zero of our power. 2 Wind power is not green. It is comprised of hundreds of moving parts, up to and more than 1,000 gallons of oil and lubricants, which leak, and must be replaced, is transported using oil and gas, again, and mired in tons of cement. It also contains rare earth elements from China in the magnets, and uses massive amounts of water in the mining. 3 Wind turbines do not translate to jobs. Most jobs are overseas, and a few job teams during construction, preferred workers, are temporarily employed; for every so called green job, jobs are lost due to the high cost of power. Spain has lost 2.2 jobs, UK FOUR. 4 Turbines do not contribute to saving the planet. The hockey stick graph got us all confused for a bit, but we are over that now. Clearly debunked. And CO2 actually increases with turbines because of the life cycle costs and strains on the environment (if this is your measure). 5 Turbines are devastating for birds, bats and wildlife: there are massive cover-ups about the actual numbers, but we know that some species will, WILL become extinct. Habitat fragmentation also ensures that species have trouble finding homes, mating, and otherwise surviving. BIG PROBLEM. For every turbine, six acres of land are cleared, and another 35- 40 are cleared, consumed if you will, for transmission, and substations. A network of destruction: energy sprawl.

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

May 15, 2013

by Linda Pinizzotto, Sales Representative LindaPinizzotto.com Sunshine at last and the Toronto Maple Leafs made it to the playoffs. A few days back I was showing downtown Toronto condos and what a madhouse, the energy was fantastic, I loved it! I have to admit I am a Vancouver Canuck Fan because my youngest son, Steve Pinizzotto plays for the Vancouver Canucks so all you hockey fans please keep an eye on him on your big screen TV and if you want a great tip, the NHL app is fabulous. Getting back to my thoughts…. The world of technology has taken over our lives. I can’t even comprehend not having cell phones, iPads, computers etc. Think back when we had to pick up a book to read, sit back without an interruption or just watch a movie. It’s well over a decade ago. In fact, I think we would all hyperventilate if we were to leave home without out cell phones, I know I would but then again it’s my business lifeline. I am not complaining, I can’t imagine not having my cell phone but I just want to reflect on how different we now think. We use to take time to stroll the malls to shop and look at the stores with the big SALE signs. Now we go online and look for time limited discount coupons. A client sent me the name of a website for designer clothing. Talk about shocking, aside from the fact that you better know what size you wear and can shop without trying the clothing on, the discounts are unbelievable and it doesn’t stop there. This site has jewellery, watches, shoes and bedding plus household needs. My client swears by it and literally doesn’t enter a department store anymore and has been hitting this site for over a year now. She says the quality is great and the sizing is perfect. These two things seem to make me shake my head because I think quality is very hard to determine when you only look at something on a website even though it may have a designer label but her theory is that if the price is cheap enough it is worth the gamble. I use to think grocery shopping was such a pain and of course so are the newspaper flyers that come out religiously every Friday because their new sale starts for the week and ends on Thursday night. Do you ever look through No Frills, Food Basic, Sobeys, Metro and Price Chopper even IDA and Shoppers? Well along comes Wal-Mart and their grocery area. Flash Bulletin!! You can do all your shopping at Walmart: drugs, groceries, clothing and the kitchen sink and you can use the discount coupons from all of these stores I mentioned. Did you know that Walmart honours competitive coupons! Now that’s shopping! At the price of gas that last thing you need to do is drive around from Store to Store trying to save some cash when your gas is going to burn it all up. Realistically speaking, doesn’t it feel great when you saved some money although you most likely will just buy something else with your savings? On the other side, sometimes we will just do something because it feels good. Maybe it’s not the best choice or the right answer. Every now and then we just want to treat ourselves and we should because we deserve to be happy and of course between discounts, sale signs and internet shopping we have all sorts of choices. Just don’t put buying real estate in that category. Real estate decisions and properties need expert advice, understanding and important knowledge. They say that when the tulips go up, so do the For Sale signs and whoever started that say is absolutely correct! Everyone seems to be commenting about the market, the interest rates, the economy and the budget. Let’s not forget about the condo market which seems to be the ongoing hot topic in real estate. I have a Radio Show called the “Condo Xpert” but I also talk a lot about real estate and mortgages. You can go into my website http://www.LindaPinizzotto.com and my radio show link is at the top. My clients know they can always call me for advice no matter what they need to know and that’s very important! I have been representing buyers and sellers for over 33 years and there has been a tremendous amount of fantastic changes. In today’s market you can shop for a home on line, through newspaper ads and on TV. You can see photos, room size measurements, lot size and a full description of the property and of course address and general location. How many of you just call the Real Estate Agent whose name appears on the listing or maybe an advertisement? Did you know that in some way you are also shopping for a Real Estate Agent? A lot of people figure they can buy a home cheaper if they deal with the Real Estate Agent who has the house listed for sale but what the public doesn’t realize is that Real Estate Agents can advertise houses that other Real Estate Agents have listed for sale. We all try to work together so many times when we list a house we click off the box that allows other agents to advertise. Choosing a Realtor to work with is very important because it is about trust and good service. No matter how strong technology becomes and no matter how many websites are out there with listings of detached homes, semi-detach homes, townhomes or condominiums you will still need to see the home and that means you should be contacting me. Life is all about opportunities. I always figure we meet or cross paths with one another for a reason. When I began my real estate career in 1979, it was important for me to have a flexible career. I loved real estate, negotiations and helping family’s so the fit was perfect. I met people through my 3 son’s hockey teams, baseball, church, school functions and word of mouth referrals spread like wildfire. It was fantastic and the beginning of lifelong friendships not just clients. At times I would bring my sons and they played with my clients children. Today I am selling homes to their children and their children’s friends. Strangers became clients – clients became friends – friends are like family and that is how I have continued to be a successful Real Estate Agent for over 33 years. If you are thinking about buying or selling your home I would love to hear from you Linda@LindaPinizzotto.com Direct 416-561-7373