Letter to the editor – The counting of votes in Penticton municipal elections

Statistics say that Penticton voters no longer care who runs their city. In 1990 there were 16,657 eligible electors. 48.83% voted. In 1993 42.93% of 17,600 voters voted. No percentage was available for 1996.

Limited stats for 1999 the first year vote tabulating machines were used in Penticton show 17,819 eligible voters. The 9019 votes for the mayor indicate that approximately 49.39% of electors chose to vote the first year of automated counting.

After the established use of vote counting machines elector votes fell sharply never to rise to the above percentages again.

2008: 33.6% of eligible electors voted.

2011: 33.5% of eligible electors voted.

2014: despite record number of 1456 new registrants at the polls only 31.4 % of electors voted.

Before the vote tabulating machines were in regular use in Penticton and during its first use just under 43 to 49% of electors chose to exercise their right to vote. Voter interest in particular election issues could account for the percentage swing. Stats would indicate that there has been no voter interest on any local issues for the past three elections.

In the 2013 provincial election 52.74% of electors in Penticton chose to vote. (2017 stats are not yet available) Why the difference between provincial elections and municipal elections? Why the steep decline in electors choosing to vote between up to and including 1999 the first year of the vote tabulating machines and later elections? What accounts for the steep decline in electors choosing not to vote?

These stats in my opinion are revealing.

Provincial elections have manual controls and many regulations ensuring accurate counting of votes.

Prior to the use of vote counting machines in Penticton votes were counted by hand by many people and this in itself ensured accurate counts.

In the 2014 local election during the advance polling the vote tabulating machine broke down. Those votes had to be run through the vote tabulating machine again by staff. There is no security of the ballet box. That combined with the decline in votes since the regular use of vote tabulating machines leaves too many unanswered questions.

The most important duty of any elected government is to ensure that voters are comfortable that the election system is accurate and their wishes are respected. That is not happening in Penticton and in my opinion has not happened for the past three civic elections.

Elvena Slump



Locals Supporting Locals- Okanagan/West boundary Chapters
Press Release
Re:March Against Monsanto Penticton 2017

Hello All

We at Locals Supporting Locals are very proud to have organized Penticton’s Marches Against Monsanto for the past 4 years. We would like to thank Tami Canal and Brent Hill for all their hard work and our shared commitment to clean, natural foods.

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Due to recent understandings we will no longer be organising the march. We have decided that we would like to spend our time and resources working towards solutions, not protesting the problem.

A shift is happening.
People are walking up and are aware of the problems we face now more than ever.  Our place in this fight is at a local level. Supporting local community farmers, producers and providers.

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We have narrowed our focus. Not just promoting a healthy lifestyle, but to continue building a network of like minded people who are committed to action and real change. We have started a group  Meeting of the Minds – Local Dialogue on Global Issues – Okanagan/Boundary) and host monthly meet ups to discuss these solutions. Please feel free to join our Fb group page and attend our Meeting of the Minds.

We want a Natural Okanagan. We have started the web page for it naturalokanagan.ca  but still needs a lot of work so if you have skills you wish to offer to help form this group please contact us.

For those of you who want to participate in this year’s march there is one being held in Kelowna on Saturday. March Against Monsanto Kelowna 11am Parkinson Rec. BEE THERE.

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Thank you again for your support!

Kevin Proteau

Creator/founder of Locals Supporting Locals


Whats Really Happening in the Middle East Now and the Next Predictions of what’s to come

Published on 17 May 2017

In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange interviews Mimi Al Laham Partisan Girl about what she thinks is really happening now with all the latest breaking news and her predictions for the future. We go over our analysis of Donald Trumps moves and how it will impact the future.

Donald Trumps latest controversial move. We go over the greater ramifications and bigger truths behind this latest breaking news.

Find more from Mimi Here, https://www.youtube.com/user/SyrianGi…

Meikle passes from cancer – Castanet

Meikle passes from cancer

Nelson Meikle, a man who made his name fighting against the city on a controversial waterslide project in Penticton, has passed away, according to a close friend.

Meikle passed away Tuesday morning, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to fellow activist Kevin Proteau, who wasn’t clear on how long Meikle had been fighting with the cancer.

Proteau called Meikle “truly a man that was for the community,” a lesson he says he hoped to impart on others in Penticton.

“That’s what he was trying to teach a lot of us in our community is how to, when you don’t like something, how to stand up for yourself and take on the system,” Proteau said. “He was doing that with Skaha Park, and at the end of the day, I think a lot of people realize that kind of had nothing to do with the waterslide.”

Meikle’s fight on a proposed Skaha Lake Park waterslide project helped to dismantle that part of the project, but Proteau says that was more about holding the city to account and holding it to the law than it was about the waterslide.

“He was determined to make things right, so he’s going to be sadly missed here.”

Meikle’s lawsuit against the City of Penticton continued after the waterslide failed, while another lawsuit from another group was dropped, with Meikle fighting what he saw as a wrongful deal with Trio Marine Group to develop the Skaha marina in the first place.

With Meikle’s passing, Proteau says his group, Penticton Citizens First, isn’t going away, and the fight will continue.

“With Nelson gone, that just means that there’s more to do,” Proteau said, adding that he and Citizens First will be “stepping up to the plate.”

“They’re not going anywhere, but we’re going to learn from what we did with Nelson and continue.”

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Penticton has lost a great man – Nelson Meikle gone but not forgotten

Many hearts are sad!

It was a great honor for me to have known and worked with this little-in-stature, but great-in-spirit man!  He lived and worked by the motto TRUTH, TRANSPARENCY AND PROOF.

He was unlike any other person I have ever personally met, dedicated to making this community a better place to live in, with no goals of getting fame or riches for himself.

His vision and work will not be in vain.  It is not over!
Hannah Hyland, with Penticton Citizens First

Connecticut Heading For BANKRUPTCY Following Collapse In Hedge Fund Revenue!

Published on 14 May 2017
Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about the recent development out of Connecticut as the state capital prepares for bankruptcy amid collapse in hedge fund revenue.
As John says, why are governments mixed up in hedge funds? Hedge funds are meant to screw people over… Oh wait, now it makes sense.

New figures show tax revenue from the state’s top 100 highest-paying taxpayers declined 45% from 2015 to 2016.

As Zero Hedge reports,

“the Hartford Courant reports that city leaders in the state’s capital have taken a step toward bankruptcy, soliciting proposals from law firms that specialize in Chapter 9…
Facing a $65 million deficit next year and a $14 million shortfall this year, Mayor Luke Bronin has hinted for months that Hartford could file for bankruptcy, and said during his budget release in April that he was “not in a position to rule anything out.””

Canadians Want A Globalist Cashless Society! – WHAT you need to know

Published on 14 May 2017

Josh Sigurdson sits down with author and economic analyst John Sneisen to talk about the insane push for a cashless society, something that according to The Huffington Post, Canadians are “ready” for.
The concern of course is a centrally planned cashless society. This is an incredibly dangerous move towards a much larger control complex constructed by a globalist monetary system that’s already a massive debt pyramid.
If your money’s in the bank, it’s not yours, it’s the bank’s. If your money always goes through the banks via digital transaction and you never hold it in your hand, it’s never yours, it’s ALWAYS the bank’s.

Why Guaranteed Minimum Income Simply Doesn’t Work!

Published on 12 May 2017

Josh Sigurdson sits down with author and economic analyst John Sneisen to talk about the failure of “guaranteed minimum income” and why it simply doesn’t work.
As countries and towns throughout the world push trial runs of GMI, it’s important to break down what this will indeed lead to.
It’s quite simple really. When you extort tax payers, the hardest working people to give equal benefit to those who do not work, you cause there to lack any reason to actually innovate, it’s the “don’t feed the bears” notion in a nutshell.

LSL-Heartbeat of the Okanagan talk show- Interview w/Brian Theisen

Published on 7 May 2017

Locals Supporting Locals The Heartbeat of the Okanagan’ Media with our first talk show with special guest Brian Theisen who is running for MLA in West Kelowna as an Independent.

The first show was recorded during our 2nd event with ” The Meeting of the Minds – Local dialogue on global issues ” at the Wild Scallion Restaurant located in Penticton.
You can join our FB group page – The Meeting of the Minds – Local dialogue on global issues https://www.facebook.com/groups/12663…
Subscribe to our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIH…
and our website – https://localssupportinglocals.wordpr…
We have more video’s coming up from the event including presentations from Ryan Foster founder of Food
Forrest Penticton and Dylan Smeaton from Being Wellness on ” The Brain in your gut”

Home School Excellence – Logic & Analysis

Home School Excellence – Logic & Analysis

by Jon Rappoport
May 5, 2017
Let’s face it.  We are living in a world where the notion of individual freedom and power are under attack.  Sustaining that freedom involves knowing how to deal with propaganda designed to make us into confused collectivists.  When young people possess the know-how and the confidence to see through these shams, they are equipped to succeed.

I have been a supporter of home schooling for many years.  There is one overriding reason: the quality of the education can exceed, in many cases, what is offered in public or private schools.

There are, of course, other reasons.  For example, parents who are dedicated to educating their own children will take part in a great adventure.  Although the experience will present many challenges and struggles, the potential rewards are enormous on several levels.

With all this in mind, I offer an advanced Logic & Analysis course to home-schooling parents and to parents who provide extra tutoring after the regular school day.

These well-shaped courses will present vital material on the art and skill of LOGIC.

In most schools, the subject of logic has been lost.  Therefore, the ability to analyze written and spoken material has faded into obscurity.

During my 30 years as a reporter, I’ve run into hundreds and hundreds of claims in which evidence has been lacking.  I’m talking about vague, partial, and fragmentary evidence being accepted as complete.

To put it another way, people argue for a particular position, and in support of that position, they offer proof which isn’t really proof.

When you understand and can apply logic, you see through this false proof quickly.

Once upon a time, there were textbooks which listed 15 or 20 traditional logical fallacies, and students were taught how to spot those fallacies in any argument or presentation.  Such students became very confident in their own analytical skills.

However, as public education descended into a stagnant pool of political correctness, fraudulent graduation rates, and “new values,” logic was diluted and discarded.  It was considered an enemy of preferred group-think.

In addition to this disintegration, many bright students (more than ever) were being drawn into law schools, where they learned that any side of any issue could be compellingly argued-by the practice of twisting logic into knots.

When I was a college student, I was lucky to study under a professor who taught very rigorous courses in logic.  I found myself in possession of tools I could use in any course.

I’ve now developed materials that are effective for teaching logic and analysis.  These courses do not challenge faith or personal conviction.  They are designed to enable a bright student to take apart a written text, an argument, a visual presentation-and discover whether it is valid, whether it truly makes sense, whether it has holes in it.

These courses teach the traditional logical fallacies, offer many sample passages and exercises, quizzes, tests, and simple teacher’s manuals and daily lesson plans.

The Logic & Analysis course is included in my Matrix Revealed collection. I have seen other people offering school courses that are amazingly expensive.  I undercut those levels by a wide margin.

Let’s face it.  We are living in a world where the notion of individual freedom and power are under attack.  Sustaining that freedom involves knowing how to deal with propaganda designed to make us into confused collectivists.  When young people possess the know-how and the confidence to see through these shams, they are equipped to succeed.

The Matrix Revealed by Jon Rappoport
Here are the contents of The Matrix Revealed:

* 250 megabytes of information.

* Over 1100 pages of text.

* Ten and a half hours of audio.

The 2 bonuses alone are rather extraordinary:

* My complete 18-lesson course, LOGIC AND ANALYSIS, which includes the teacher’s manual and audio to guide you. I was previously selling the course for $375. This is a new way to teach logic, the subject that has been missing from schools for decades.

* The complete text (331 pages) of AIDS INC., the book that exposed a conspiracy of scientific fraud deep within the medical research establishment. The book has become a sought-after item, since its publication in 1988. It contains material about viruses, medical testing, and the invention of disease that is, now and in the future, vital to our understanding of phony epidemics arising in our midst. I assure you, the revelations in the book will surprise you; they cut much deeper and are more subtle than “virus made in a lab” scenarios.

The heart and soul of this product are the text interviews I conducted with Matrix-insiders, who have first-hand knowledge of how the major illusions of our world are put together:

* ELLIS MEDAVOY, master of PR, propaganda, and deception, who worked for key controllers in the medical and political arenas. 28 interviews, 290 pages.

* JACK TRUE, the most creative hypnotherapist on the face of the planet. Jack’s anti-Matrix understanding of the mind and how to liberate it is unparalleled. His insights are unique, staggering. 43 interviews, 320 pages.

* RICHARD BELL, financial analyst and trader, whose profound grasp of market manipulation and economic-rigging is formidable, to say the least. 16 interviews, 132 pages.

Also included:

* Several more interviews with brilliant analysts of the Matrix. 53 pages.

* The ten and a half hours of mp3 audio are my solo presentation, based on these interviews and my own research. Title: The Multi-Dimensional Planetary Chessboard—The Matrix vs. the Un-Conditioning of the Individual.

(All the material is digital.  Upon ordering it, you’ll receive an email with a link to it.)

Understanding Matrix is also understanding your capacity and power, and that is the way to approach this subject.  Because liberation is the goal.  And liberation has no limit.

I invite you to a new exploration and a great adventure.

Use this link to order Jon’s Matrix Collections.
Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.
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