A News Whip at Mid-Week…

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

While we were on involuntary hiatus for a couple of weeks, I missed offering a few words about the below list…with one new story from today. But before I get to that…we have some cleaning up to do. Friday, I will give you the definitive word on ‘The Politics of Death in Surrey-Newton’, and explain to you how all the hysteria is being fomented by (some, even willful) instruments of the BC Liberals, including an often controversial Surrey developer, who is a close friend of Rich Coleman’s; a former Liberal MP and close friend to the Premier; and, as well, a willing... [Continue reading]

What an Ordeal!!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oh…where to begin… The year started off well enough. And then the crash heard round the web. To tell you that I’m really sorry would be to understate the case considerably. I realize the power of this blog and would never misuse it. I also appreciate the very fine emails, calls and letters from literally thousands of people, some of whom even went so far as to call friends, relatives and other bloggers wondering what was going on. Warmest thanks in particular to Harvey Oberfeld and Bob Mackin for fielding a few panic-stricken readers! It’s really simple: In the process... [Continue reading]

(UPDATED) Blogus Interruptus

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I have happened upon something that needs significant research with respect to the politics of death in Newton. As it turns out, someone has been caught in a major deception. And you’ll read about all that here, but I need to speak to two more people prior to publishing anything. Therefore, I will not be able to post anything until tomorrow. I apologize for the delay–but it’s well worth it. In addition, the second part of the paramedics story needs more work as well. That one I have to bump to next week. Stay tuned. In the meantime,  makes you wonder if Chuck Strahl knows the... [Continue reading]

Free for All Weekend!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year, again! I’m back on Tuesday with a piece on the politics of death in Surrey (and the shameless politicians and community activists that have been fanning the flames of hysteria). Later on in the week,  I’ll be giving you the ‘Part II’ with respect to the made-in-BC by the BC Liberals paramedics crisis. In the mean time, any topic or comment or question…to your heart’s content. Polite and concise, please. Automatic deletions for any infraction in effect. Be well. [Translate]  Continue reading →

Tsakumis’ Newsmakers of the Year 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

I usually do a whole slew of stories, and we debate their merits on how newsworthy they really are. So, for this year, I’m going to simply provide honourable mention to a few stories and some public figures, after, I give you my ‘Newsmakers of the Year’ locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Here goes… Vancouver’s ‘Newsmaker of the Year’ is…Mayor Gregor Robertson. Far from feeling any heat from a badly divided, arrogant and feckless opposition, Robertson has come into his own. Knowing full well that he lied when saying Justin Trudeau... [Continue reading]

One Loose Siren: British Columbia’s Ambulance Service is on Life-Support

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Our beleaguered BC ambulance paramedics…surely you remember them? The ones whose grave concerns about service issues were dismissed by Kevin Falcon during the BC Liberal leadership contest in the late Winter of 2011. The ones that were completely ignored by the eventual winner of that contest. Daily, they cradle our sick and injured.  Sometimes our dead, too. There is no crisis from which they will shy away. Many have lost their lives in the line of duty. Considering their sacrifices, the word ‘hero’ seems to fall quite short. For years, the BC Liberal government has starved... [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas 2013 from alexgtsakumis.com!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

On behalf of my entire family, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest wishes for the holidays to you and yours. In particular I want to thank all those who for several years have been trying to kill Christmas, with their incessant bitching and politically correct codswallop. The blowback has been fantastic to watch, and the rebound utterly wonderful. There are more people saying it in the same wondrous spirit of Christ’s birth than ever: Glowingly and meaningfully. MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all!!! God bless your families and loved ones near and far. Be well. [Translate]  Continue reading →

BASI-VIRK INDEMNITY REDUX: Everything the Auditor-General Needed to Know and More

Monday, December 23, 2013

For those still incredulous at my charge that Wally Oppal was instrumental in sealing the settlement with Dave Basi and Bob Virk, I want to offer this quick link below, to show you, that I had the story in its entirety by mid-November 2011. Yes, that’s 2011. And not one member of the mainstream press bothered to follow up. Not one. Oppal has never returned my calls, neither has anyone else dared comment on the record.  However, off the record FOUR key players from the trial all swear that the Hon. Wally Oppal, QC was the man whose “clear interest it was in keeping this matter out... [Continue reading]

Redefining Legality: The Basi-Virk Indemnity Agreement Review Draws Not a Single Sniff of Intellectual Curiosity from British Columbia’s Mainstream Press

Thursday, December 19, 2013

By definition, laws are to be followed. They are our governing rules. They define how much of a just society we really are. At least, they’re supposed to. This morning, twenty four hours after the penultimate coffin nail was hammered into the casket lid of the real story behind the corrupt sale of BC Rail coming out, you cannot find a single writer or broadcaster to put into perspective the curious and conflicting report released yesterday by the Auditor General, declaring that Dave Basi and Bob Virk signed off on a “legal” agreement. I note, with considerable regret, the inanities... [Continue reading]

(UPDATE) ‘EXCLUSIVE’ BREAKING NEWS: The Curious Case of John Furlong’s Absentee “Vigorous Pursuit” of His Accusers

Monday, December 16, 2013

Last week, on his personal website, John Furlong declared that he had been “exonerated” by this unusual letter. Please read it very carefully, if you haven’t already clicked on the link. I refer to it as unusual because it is. For two reasons. Firstly, the language used by RCMP Cpl. Quinton Mackie is not, in any form, an exoneration–of any kind. Under British Columbia law, unless there is a substantial likelihood of conviction charges are not typically laid (unless your name is Glen Clark, Bill VanderZalm, Dave Basi or Bob Virk). Sometimes, despite considerable evidence,... [Continue reading]