November 26, 2015

Alberta bureaucrat on Bill 6 concerns: Farmers' "whining reminded me of that Gone With the Wind kind of pining for slavery"

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

A former Alberta government occupational health and safety officer attacked farmers and ranchers for being as bad as slave owners in an email to the CBC.

On the CBC radio show called Calgary Eye Opener, Shandele Battle, a rancher from Delia Alberta went on to explain why she was opposed to the NDPs massive overreach in their new farm safety legislation, Bill 6. In an email to CBC Eye Opener, a former occupational Health and Safety Advisor for Alberta Health Services Debby Devlin said she was disgusted by Shandele Battle's remark on the show.

Devlin wrote of Shandele that "her whining reminded me of that gone with the wind kind of pining for slavery. As in, how will we ever keep our wonderful way of life if we have to care about someone else?"

Did you get that, farmers? You're whiny slaveholders.

These are the government bureaucrats that would be monitoring farms every day. They don’t like farmers. They think farmers are as bad as slaveholders and they don’t care about anyone. I guess that means farmers don’t love their kids.

And she called farmers whiners. Someone like Devlin, who had a comfortable taxpayer funded salary of around $79 000 per year has no right to call the people who work in the rain and cold, who forgo income security to feed us all and who pay her salary "whiners".

Make no mistake. This is what the safety bureaucracy thinks of farmers and ranchers. This woman and her resentful and elitist attitude is why we have to stop the NDPs Bill 6.

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commented 2015-11-28 13:04:15 -0500
FOR SALE: Tractor; No seat or steering wheel.
For farmers who lost their ass and don’t know which way to turn
commented 2015-11-28 00:24:07 -0500
( NISA ) National Income Stabilization Account——- With certain qualifications farmer could contribute the allowable amount whether $1,000 ,10,000 .100,000 or1,000,000. This was matched immediately by the taxpayer and was paid an interest rate of 5 or 6% above prime. So, if a farmer put in $50,000 at the end of 1 year he had at least $105,000 guaranteed. Not a bad return .
This was money that was supposed to be saved for a ‘rainy day’. That is what the program was designed for
—but— farmers being farmers and addicted to victimization -they took the money and spent it—secure in the knowledge that they would be bailed out-once again.
The really big mega farms pocketed many millions——
The program was cancelled because of the abuse. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/ppe1094
commented 2015-11-27 23:19:46 -0500
Rae, you keep blabbering ytour mouth off at everyone that the farmers get all sorts of subsidies and half their insurance coverage paid for, but you provide nothing other that the puke that vomits from your mouth. Put up or shut up.
commented 2015-11-27 23:17:58 -0500
Rae said, “Peter— Do you actually believe what you just posted ? 1) the taxpayer is funding at least 50% . 2) Not enough return on investment—- Until you need it. 3) Ever hear of tornado insurance ?”

Do you believe the crap you just posted? Prove that the tax payer pays 50% of the insurance a rancher takes out on his herd of shove your bullshit. Obviously you are too stupid to know how insurance works. Prove you bull, Rae.
commented 2015-11-27 22:58:22 -0500
Ok. I know some of you are mad at me. I was just attempting to make a point. There are multiple Gov’t programs designed to help the farmer – all subsidised by the taxpayer. True.

The problem is that they are cost prohibitive for the small or even the average farmer. These programs were designed to put you out of business. They are a veritable gold mine for the huge farm mega Corporations.
You god-damn farmers have been used as Free propaganda for decades to promote Gov’t programs that you can’t even begin to take advantage of. Just compare if your farm was 100 times bigger—- Do the math.
So-cry me a river about no taxpayer help. There is lots of it.
If you really want to do some good for yourselves then put a CAP on whom deserves taxpayer largess.
Nobody minds supporting you
—- We just don’t want to support the guy that buys you out.
commented 2015-11-27 21:33:35 -0500
The CWB made a lot of farmers turn away, Harper changed that and now the NDP want to do worse. The NDP garbage is what will lead to slavery, ask some old Ukrainians how that worked out.
commented 2015-11-27 20:57:43 -0500
No shit —Dominic . Farmers are now, just beginning to reap the bad times from the seeds that they so embraced. You wanted Gov’t involvement and Protection --Now you have it. You just didn’t realize that along with the good times of Socialism—-You must also accept the BAD. March to the drums of your new Masters.
commented 2015-11-27 20:30:15 -0500
Peter— Do you actually believe what you just posted ? 1) the taxpayer is funding at least 50% . 2) Not enough return on investment—- Until you need it. 3) Ever hear of tornado insurance ?
commented 2015-11-27 20:28:23 -0500
“That an government would allow a third party organization or bureau to oversee the control of labour on Alberta farms is a form of collectivization.

Farms are family-run enterprises. Unionization of farms means the government and unions will dictate internal family relationships and internal private family decision making. This strips families of their right to freedom of thought, communication, cultural identity, and association and could be a Canadian Charter of Rights as well as a UN Human Rights violation."
commented 2015-11-27 19:49:12 -0500
Rae, from what little I have heard ranchers speak of insurance was that 1) it is prohibitively expensive, 2) did not return a high enough value per head lost, and 3) did not cover BSE unless added to the coverage and that made it even more expensive.
commented 2015-11-27 19:39:15 -0500
Glenn Craig—- 10 Billion dollars a year is spent to support farmers and you actually believe that no BODY but farmers should have a say as to how this money is spent ?
Should ONLY Natives have a say as to how the 10 BILLION that we give them is spent ? Big Chiefs and Big Farms.
commented 2015-11-27 19:22:00 -0500
I was Not calling Bravo a liar in the sense that you imply . I was simply saying that farmers have many different sources of Protection funded by the taxpayer. Some farmers don’t take advantage of them because they gamble . It is like not paying for your fire insurance Do you remember NISA ? That was a REALLY sweet deal .
commented 2015-11-27 19:22:00 -0500
I was Not calling Bravo a liar in the sense that you imply . I was simply saying that farmers have many different sources of Protection funded by the taxpayer. Some farmers don’t take advantage of them because they gamble . It is like not paying for your fire insurance Do you remember NISA ? That was a REALLY sweet deal .
commented 2015-11-27 18:59:50 -0500
Rae said, “Nice . Peter . , I am an asshole for not agreeing with you.”

No, Rae, you are an asshole for calling Bravo a liar. I know I do not need to defend Bravo as he does a better job at that than I do, but it annoys me when people call others a liar when they recount their personal experiences. When did you call Bravo a liar? Here: "You lost all your cattle and only received $126 from the Gov’t . I simply don’t believe you. "

Rae asked, “Do you consider farmers to be entrepreneurs or Gov’t employees?”

If they are not the supply management system, like most in Alberta are not, and all that are cattle ranchers are not, then they are entrepreneurs. When the BSE scare came in I know of a few that lost everything even though they had no cattle that were infected. Thousands of head of cattle were destroyed with little or no compensation from any level of government. Poof! Gone.
commented 2015-11-27 18:48:02 -0500
I am not angry—Scott . Just disgusted. I am talking about Agriculture and you automatically switch to Socialism. Why is that ? Do you see a correlation?
commented 2015-11-27 18:48:02 -0500
I am not angry—Scott . Just disgusted. I am talking about Agriculture and you automatically switch to Socialism. Why is that ? Do you see a correlation?
commented 2015-11-27 18:14:18 -0500
I am trolling commies on cbc news page about the protests.if you really need to understand the mentality of the enemy you should read some of the lefties stupid remarks
commented 2015-11-27 17:49:11 -0500
rae I know where you sentiment is coming from but your anger is misdirected. don’t blame the farmer for taking every advantage especially when internationally there competitors are more government supported.blame goes to the ever present creep of socialism that began in the 60’s with trudeau and loughead and stanfield .we we too innocent the pervasive socialists that crept into our governments and beaurecrats and universities.big government is the real enemy and the one we must band together to fight now
commented 2015-11-27 16:54:45 -0500
Nice . Peter . , I am an asshole for not agreeing with you. Fine . Whatever turns your crank. Do you consider farmers to be entrepreneurs or Gov’t employees? There is an old saying- " Farmers vote Right but live Left" . Which is it? Or do you want it Both ways ? Reap the Profits in the good times and buy more land ,so that you don’t have to pay income tax and then whine in the bad times because you never bothered to Save any money and expect the beleaguered taxpayer to bail you out.
commented 2015-11-27 16:54:45 -0500
Nice . Peter . , I am an asshole for not agreeing with you. Fine . Whatever turns your crank. Do you consider farmers to be entrepreneurs or Gov’t employees? There is an old saying- " Farmers vote Right but live Left" . Which is it? Or do you want it Both ways ? Reap the Profits in the good times and buy more land ,so that you don’t have to pay income tax and then whine in the bad times because you never bothered to Save any money and expect the beleaguered taxpayer to bail you out.
commented 2015-11-27 16:08:45 -0500
Hang on fellow rebels. It’s going to be a very rough ride, but hopefully common sense will prevail.
commented 2015-11-27 15:52:55 -0500
As a young man from Atlantic Canada…I was caught up in the cycle of being compelled to go to Ontario to seek work in its’ factories and steel mills until there was a lay off….then going home to the maritimes….where there was no danger of being employed…until the next boom cycle……I became a militant trade unionist….I saw far too much blood and abuse in Ontario’s industries…..then I broke the habitual pattern.

It is now a source of embarassment to me to have ANY association with the union movement. They are nothing but a bunch of Marxist ideologues bound and determined to crush western civilization as some sort of exercise in punitive vengence….

Each time I came home from those factories…I tried my damndest to “get off the grid”…to “get back to the land”….to divorce the"system"…..if such things were possible to do….I would have found a way.

The only ones among my like minded friends who ever managed to do so…..or pretend to do so…..were trust fund brats….except for one….who was an artist who just put up with the poverty.

That there are now political parties that pretend it is possible to do so just makes me……never mind…

Nobody in Canada is obliged to work on a farm…..they do so because they want to….there are Rand formula sweatshops available….opportunity is simply a matter of doing what others would rather not….for the university graduate….bureaucracies are Rand formula as well……….

LEAVE THE FUCKING FARMS ALONE!!!! Anyone who would not put up with shit on their shoes should have no say in the matter.
commented 2015-11-27 14:23:28 -0500
It would do ms. Devlin to remember who she works for. While she is a loudmouth blowhole now she is only adding to the backlash that is coming against bureaucrats. She is ensuring with her own words that when the day of reckoning comes she will be one of the first out on her ass clutching her union card
commented 2015-11-27 13:13:14 -0500
Well it seems we’re all going down this dystopian Marxist road whether we want to or not, everywhere in the West, not just western Canada. There doesn’t seem to be very much we are able to do to actually stem the tide, and we are being backed into a corner…
OK.
So you’ve got your hob-nailed jackboots on our throats – for now, but things can change, and quickly…
…rural areas have many hazards both natural and man made and can be very dangerous, especially the areas between farms and ranches. If, or when some of these so-called inspectors and other useless-chaff-government-teat parasites are maimed or killed in strange accidents or otherwise just go missing in the performance of their ‘duties’ – this will give pause to the commissars…
I’m not condoning this self defensive, guerilla-action of the oppressed citizen, I’m merely pointing out what will likely happen when you push some people into a corner…especially the disenfranchised rural minority!
Of course one also has to accept the idea that this may very well be the Notleyshevic’s and fellow travelers agenda – rile up the good folks with injustice and persecution, then take them down when they do the right thing by fighting back…
commented 2015-11-27 11:23:32 -0500
I can pretty well guarantee you that the same thing is happening to Alberta farmers that is happening to their Ontario brethren: their farm organizations are slowly and incrementally selling them down the river. And, just like in Ontario, most farmers know what is happening – but they piss, moan and grumble instead of taking the initiative, jumping on their tractors and plugging downtown Edmonton until the government backs off.
commented 2015-11-27 09:44:56 -0500
Just when I thought Alberta was RAT free a bunch get in from MB. and Ont. with the help of the C.B.C.