A Father is What a Father Should Be 

A Father is What a Father Should Be
This weekend is Father’s Day, so I would like to say a Father means more then just being a Father figure of the family. 

It also means : 

1. Each Father has a responsibility to looking after the well-being of his family, loving his children and hopefully teaching them to become responsible adults, where they too, show carrying love towards their children.  

2. The Father shares the responsibility with his loving wife or partner, working hard throughout their lives, ensuring their children receive unconditional love ❤️, warm shelter, food, the right education, clothing and protection from harms way.

3. A Father’s responsibility doesn’t end when his children grow up but continues giving advice towards the well being of his children, helping them out as much as he possibly can. The only difference, it’s up to the kids to make their own judgment, striving towards a responsible adult. At first your kids don’t understand your advice, but later on (with life experiences) come to you and say,” Now I understand what you were trying to say Dad.”  

4. A Father is a Dad. A Dad is one that will teach you new beginnings, such as riding your first bike or tying your shoes. He will also take you on a journey, exploring what the earth has to offer, from hiking to the top of a mountain to camping ⛺️ within our amazing provincial parks.  

5. A Dad will show you how important education really is, by introducing you to the science pavilions across Canada 🇨🇦 , or where he may reside. He may help you discover a new science experiment or take you gold panning, learning the science of geology. 

6. A DAD is a loving DAD who cares for his children and wife or partner. 

7. A LOVING DAD hopes his children take the right path in the future, to look after themselves and their new family. 

8. A LOVING DAD sometimes will bite his tongue, knowing you may have made some wrong choices, but realizes you will figure out in the end, either by your own experiences or life’s roadblocks.

In the end, a LOVING DAD will always love ❤️ his family. 

Life is a journey and you’re sure to make mistakes along the way.  

BUT – 

What’s really important in life, is your FAMILY. A LOVING FATHER/DAD will teach you, FAMILY is everything. If you can’t trust your family, you’ve lost everything in life. FAMILY means trust, love and even forgiveness.  

AND – 

If your MOM and DAD taught you right, you know when’s it’s time to step-up-to-the-plate and help your mom and dad. It’s the cycle of life.  

SO – 

I hope I’ve been a good DAD teaching my kids right from wrong, leading them towards kind loving adults, expecting nothing in return. I also hope that they respect me who I am and understand I only want the best in their welfare, loving them forever. 
As I head towards retirement, my wife and I will now take this time to enjoy the fruits of our labour, seeing our grandchildren grow into responsible adults to continue on the cycle of life. I hope for the best in my children and their partners, as they continue on into a brighter future. My love to my family.

Love DAD 

By Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller plus Scifi Art Gallery from Canada 🇨🇦 

552 words ( writers count)

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150 Years Canada – O Canada ! 


Welcome to Canada 🇨🇦! 
Happy 150 years Canada, as we take this year ( 2017) to celebrate the birth of the Canadian Confederation by our founding fathers of Federation. 

It all started on July 1 1867, when just four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) formed the new Dominion of Canada.  

  • A time when Upper and Lower Canada was the heart of Canada 🇨🇦 
  • A time ruled by the French and the English. 
  • A time when NWT (the Northwest Territories) filled Western Canada. 
  • A time when the Hudson Bay Company ruled the fur trade. 
  • A time when the Dominion Police formed (1868), quickly transforming itself into the bigger picture for Canada, the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP) founded in 1873. 
  • A time when King Edward VII ruled. 
  • A time when the population of Canada was only 3,463,000. 

150 YEARS LATER 

Today Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Our honourable Prime Minister is Justin Trudeau. Today we are protected by the RCMP. Today we have a population of over 36 million, ten times that of 1867. 

Our identity is Canadian. 

Our love for Canada is the vastness of this beautiful rugged country, from our National Parks (such as Banff and Jasper) to each Provincial regional parks, holding fast to its everlasting beauty.  

O Canada —–> 

O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Ô Canada!

Terre de nos aïeux,

Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!

Car ton bras sait porter l’épée,

Il sait porter la croix!

Ton histoire est une épopée

Des plus brillants exploits.

Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

I’m proud to be Canadian. I am proud to live in a country that allows us the freedom of choice. O Canada 🇨🇦 Strong and Free ! 

Happy 150 YEAR Anniversary Canada!

by Bari Demers

The photo above I captured while boating on Kalamaka Lake, Vernon, B.C. in the sunny Okanagan Valley.

Welcome to Canada 

Welcome to Canada
Due to the election and the possibility that Donald Trump may become President of United States, the Canadian government has released (for the very first time in Canadian history), the option for Americans to live in Canada as long as they know Canadian friends.

NOTE : Read important message way down below after you read this amazing offer.

The new government program is called “Free Americans from Donald Trump” 
For a Limited Time Offer : 

  1. Any American coming from the United States will get refugee status and the government of Canada will supply each American with a place to stay for up to three years.
  2. They will also be offered work in relationship to their profession. If they like, they can start a business of their choice, with start-up costs provided by the Government of Canada.
  3. All Americans can keep their American status and are allowed the option to get dual citizenship, if they are pleased to do so. (We Canadians wish to please).
  4. All Americans are allowed to pick the province they choose to live. But just so you know, the Okanagan Valley in the southern part of a British Columbia is indeed the most wonderful place to live. 
  5. Those with celebrity status (such as Cher) have the option of becoming an American ambassador in Canada, receiving free health care, free coffee at Tim Horton, each and every year they stay in Canada. On top of that, they will have the option to live in the beautiful Okanagan or Vancouver Island area, living in an estate mansion of their choice, subsidized by the Canadian government. In return, they must promote “Free Americans from Donald Trump”. They may choose any province of Canada they so wish to live, but must supply their own mansion.  
  6. Anyone with professions, such as Doctor, Lawyer, Architect and Engineer, will get supplemental BONUS income, just for coming to live in Canada 🇨🇦. 
  7. Any past or present NASA employees are encouraged to work for The Canadian Space Agency, working together towards a goal, planning for a mission to Mars and the Moon, in order to colonize them. They may also start their own company with start-up costs provided by the Government of Canada. 
  8. The Canadian government encourages all Americans to fly their flag as proud American citizens, if they choose to do so. 
  9. If you would like to stay with your Canadian friends, the Canadian government will allow Canadians to move into a five bedroom house at half the cost of your typical condo. That’s approximately $300,000 for a five bedroom home (usual cost is approximately $650,000 – $1,400,595 depending which province your staying at). 
  10. All Americans arriving before March 20 2017 will also receive free Passes to all Canadian National Parks for two years. And, if deemed so, they can fly Drones within the Parks, under supervised care of a professionally Educator, such as our Ambassador Of Flight, Romeo Durscher.  
  11. Last but NOT Least : Once a year, we will have ONE BIG 5 Day Party in Las Vegas, paid for by the Government of Canada. 

The above is a limited time offer and it’s best you come before the snow flies up here in the Great White North. Sign the waiver document below before Oct 31 2016 and YOU will also receive an additional FREE Expedition Parka Fusion valued at $1000 US. Canada Goose extreme weather outerwear is made in Canada since 1957. Canada Goose provides Parkas, coats, shells, jackets, bibs, pants, gloves, mittens and toque (Tuk or otherwise known as a bloody warm hat) for the whole family. 

The Canadian government and the Canadian people will welcome all Americans in a celebration resembling the Fourth of July – Independence Day. Every year we will celebrate “Independence Day in Canada” waving both American and Canadian flags. 
It’s our commitment to help our friendly American neighbours in times of uncertainty and make them feel at home in Canada. 

Home away from Home, sort-of-speak. 

Don’t worry, we will teach you how to say,” Eh?” at the end of each sentence. Pretty soon you’ll be saying these very words,” I’m American and I’m living in Canada as an American citizen. That’s pretty good…eh?” At first the term “eh” will be hard to get use to, but after a year it will become part of your vocabulary…eh?  It quite possible Canada may be the new WESTWORLD

We welcome our American friends to Canada! Bonjour America! 

Mission Hill Winery Photo Credit : Bari Demers
BEFORE YOU READ AND SIGN THE BELOW WAIVER, PLEASE REFER TO VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE AT THE BOTTOM of this page. 

The above photo is within the heart of Kelowna by Bari Demers 

Fine Print Wavier – Release of Liability

Read carefully – This will affect your legal rights, but don’t worry, eh?

In exchange for participation in the activities within Canada and/ or its properties of the Canadian Government, including its facilities and services of the Canadian Governments and its citizens of Canada, I agree for myself and ( if applicable) for the members of my family, to the following: 

  • I agree to observe and obey all laws and posted rules, including warnings, and further agree any oral instructions or directions given by the Canadian Government of Canada and its citizens , including employees, representatives and/or agents of the Canadian Government of 🇨🇦. 
  • I recognize that there are contain inherent risks associated with the above described activities and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and ( if applicable) my family members including costs related with buyers remorse. We further release the Canadian Government of Canada for injury, loss or damages arising out of my or families use of or presence upon the Government of Canada and its Canadian citizens, weather caused by the fault of myself, my families or the Government of Canada and/or it’s Canadian citizens or any third parties. 
  • I agree to indemnify and defend the Canadian Government and/or Canadian citizens and/or its third parties against all claims, causes of damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may, in any way arise from myself or my families use of the Canadian Government of Canada and/or its Canadian citizens including any third parties involved.
  • I agree to pay for all damages to the Canadian Government of Canada caused by myself or my families negligent, reckless or willful actions.
  • Any legal or equitable clam that may arise from the above participation will be immediately resolved under the laws of the Canadian Government. 

I have read carefully this legal document carefully and totally understand it. Further more I agree to include into my vocabulary “eh” as part of the agreement above.  
I further understand that by signing this legal document and release waiver, I voluntarily surrender certain legal rights, as outlined in this legal document. 
Dated ________ of 2017 
Signature_______________________________________________
Address of Participates and/or Participants and any Third Parties. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Sign on this day ______ of the month of _________ of the year_______. 


The above photo is of Kalamaka Lake ( lake of many colours) in Vernon, BC – Photo  Credit : Bari Demers 

READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Welcome to Canada! 🇨🇦

We hope our American friends enjoy living in Canada, as we deem our friends of America as our friendly neighbours and we hope you do come and visit CANADA on a regular basis.  

We also like to THANK YOU for all the fun we’ve had in Vegas, Nevada Arizona, California, Montana and Hawaii – we Canadians truly appreciate your patronage and warm welcome into the United States. 

BUT – the offer above is humour, as I don’t believe our Prime Minister would allow it. 

Please read :

FIRST and foremost, Canadian’s already know Americans rarely think of Canada or even care. But, we do care what happens south of us. As a business relationship, our countries trade back and forth one billion dollars, each and every day. That in itself means something. Everything United States does, effects Canada, in one way or another. 

But to most Canadians, it not only about business, it’s friendships. We want the best for Americans to. And when there’s an upset in your election, we listen. We really listen. 

The newly elect Donald Trump may be what your hoping for, but it worries us greatly. We wonder if the Electoral College system works properly ? Does it really work for the people? 

With the recent protests and young Americans placing up signs, saying,” All Power to All the People” we begin to worry. Is the Electoral College system working like it should? 

Does each vote count? 

And that’s the problem. We have the similar problem here in Canada, where each Province is counted in relationship to the population. In other words, you would need the votes of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to all agree, in order to beat the eastern Canadian population, as in Ontario and Quebec. Unfortunately Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, all have a hard time for their vote to be counted. 

What this means, in Federal Elections in Canada 🇨🇦 Ontario and Quebec dictate the outcome of the election. Mind you, in this last Federal Election, the west and east agreed with the liberal election of our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  

An overwhelmingly majority. 

Luckily for us, Prime Minister Trudeau has worked out for all Canadians. The only thing I wish – stop spending money. 

But, as for the Electoral College and our system in Canada, it doesn’t seem to be in the favour of a true democracy. A democracy where all the people are heard, all the time. 


I believe the sign in the NY protest says it all : 

Women Power

Black Power

Gay Power

Student Power

All Power to All the People 

It will be interesting to see what happens in the next six months.  

AND – 

The Trump University court cases ? Three of them involve serious lawsuits, involving Trump and his companies in allegations of fraud and racketeering. As he settles into the White House, and it just so happens he gets charged in just one of these allegations, he will be impeached like President Nixon was in August 1974, during the Watergate scandal. 

The definition of Impeachment: a formal accusation of wrongdoing against a public official. According to the United States Constitution, the House of Representatives can vote to impeach an official, but the Senate actually tries the case.
The moral of this story ? 

All Power to All of the People all of the time.

After a year long election, everyone just wants to get back to the normality of living. But I don’t think things will be normal in the United States for the next four years.  

As far as Canada is concerned, Trump may start up the pipeline extension across the United States 🇺🇸. This will surely evoke protests and unrest, but for the Province of Alberta, it will mean prosperity. 

Four years – what will it mean to Canada 🇨🇦 and United States 🇺🇸? 

We Canadians (I do mean anyone with a brain) real do understand the importance of what happens to our Americans friends. And I do say friends, because we respect your opinion, even though we may not agree with some of them ( example: gun control). We can agree to disagree. 

And yes, it’s true, we know Americans don’t even think of Canada. Period. 

We understand a true friendship takes time to grow and we will wait, ready to welcome you into Canada, as a friend. A friend where we share the same values of freedom, lifestyle and goals for our children and grandchildren. 

And – if you’re happy with the newly elect Donald Trump, that is your right. We can only hope for the best in America, and hope for Americans to successful understanding the hopes and dreams for Canadians too. 

That’s all we can hope for. 

On that note, I would like to mention, I wrote this piece on our Freedom and what it really means. Please read it and you’ll understand a little of Canada and how we think of our freedom as you do. Thank you for listening and I truly welcome my friendly American neighbours, of which I have many. 

Cheers from Canada 🇨🇦! 

BTW – Canadians love Vegas – a lot! So much so I operate a fun Facebook Page called Vegas Reviews – come join in the FUN of Las Vegas ! 

By  Bari Demersscreenwriter and freelance writer

The Heroes and the Courage

The Heroes and the Courage

Photo coutesy of Fort McMurry Resident


The Heroes, The Courage, The Frustration – We are Canadians, We Stand Strong together.  

As these courageous Fire Fighters  battle this monstrous wildfire, the winds have picked up considerably, making this fire even more dangerous then ever before. It has taken on its own entity, a living creature consuming everything in its path. 

It’s now over 150,000 hectares and heading over the Saskatchewan border.

The towering flames are now 30 feet high as the high velocity winds keep feeding this ferocious uncontrollably wildfire.  I can hear the winds outside my door, howling like a wolf at night, knowing all too well, this wildfire is impossible to control. 

It may be the largest wildfire in Canadian history and quite possibly in North America. 

Photo Courtesy of The Canadian Armed Forces


Over 80,000 Fort McMurray residence were forced to flee as this fire consumed the city in the past week.   With very little notice, a gridlock of vehicles tried to head south, as the heat and flames towered the only road.  Some even resorted to riding out of the wildfire with their horses in tow.  

Unknown Photographer


After over ten gruelling hours on the road to Edmonton and neighbouring communities, Fort McMurray residence are now safe.   A Fort McMurray kindergarten evacuee joined up with a classroom in Edmonton, she said,”Hi! My name is Hanna and My World is on Fire!”Just heartbreaking to hear from our children.
Canadians throughout Canada are offering their homes, food and comfort as are the communities and cities.

Be safe to the Fire Fighters, the RCMP and those daring pilots, who are all taking their lives at risk to battle natures deadliest wildfire. 

#AlbertaStrong – See the latest changes.

by Bari Demers – Canadian screenwriter and freelance writer 

Canada vs America – The secret love affair

  
What do Canadians think of the American election

 Interesting headline, but realistically no one cares what us Canadians think. With a Canadian population of over 35 million (according to the 2015 census) and the Americans around 320 million, it’s understandable the American giant has little patients for Canada, right? 

Or do they? 

Basically, if we keep our nose clean, play hockey and spend our money in United States, then everything should be kosher, right? 

Well, believe it or not, it doesn’t work that way.  

Americans and Canadians are both effected by the overall economics, if we like it or not. We are both glued-to-the-hip because of the valuable resources on both sides of the border (and if you can’t see it ) our cultures closely mimic each other. 

And, so far (thank god) the-powers to-be know that!

Water, electricity, lumber, gold, oil and livestock are constantly being sent south to keep the American country in check. As a matter of fact, an American owned meat processing plant, known as Cargill, in High River, Alberta employees over 2000 people while harvesting 4000 beef cattle per day ! All the cattle are shipped locally to Cargill from our Canadian ranchers throughout the year, to be processed, with 45 percent of the harvest heading back to the United States. Twenty percent heads to Japan while the rest is marketed here in Canada. 
 

You do realize it’s quite a challenge to feed, cloth and shelter 320 million people, right? 

It’s an agreed partnership understood by both countries.  
As agreed : “Under the MOU, Canada and the United States plan to cooperate on initiatives, including: sharing of knowledge, technical information and research plans to improve environmental practices in conventional and unconventional oil and gas development; enhancing the reliability and security of the North American energy infrastructure; supporting the advancement of an efficient and clean electric grid; enhancing coordination on energy efficiency standards; facilitating increased use of natural gas in the transportation sector; collaborating to reduce the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS); and engaging in regional and multilateral dialogues on energy and environmental issues to advance shared.”

It’s also agreed, we will keep the power, water and fuel flowing across the border, to sustain the quality of life for Americans. It’s important we work together. Otherwise, both economies will begin to crumble like a set of dominoes. Everyday, hundreds of millions of goods and resources are quietly exported across each border. 

The American Flag at Bellagio, Las Vegas Photo Credit : Bari Demers

Both countries understand the commitment to each other.  

Could United States take over Canada by force ? Of course they can. Our small ill-equipped armed forces aren’t any match for the Americans. But, we all know that would never happen. It wouldn’t be in anyone’s best interest, worldwide.

Is Canada and United States worried who gets elected? 

Damn rights they do! It will effect over 375 million people across North America. Any change to the balance of our economics will have dreadful consequences to everyone concerned. So, if Donald Trump becomes President of the United States, it will make a big impact on everyone.   Just like the Americans, Canadians too are scared in loosing their way of life.  

Will our new young Prime Minister make an impression ? 

The warm welcome of the United States of America by President Obama, inviting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family to the White House state dinner, is without a doubt, an honour. Obviously, the President of United States must be impressed by our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to roll out the red carpet. 

Look. I’m very proud to be Canadian and happy we have such good neighbours. 

But, even though you have a few rednecks on each side of the border, ranting how terrible each other is, most Americans and Canadians work well together. We always refer our American counterparts, as our friendly neighbours, as they do the same to us. I personally have some great American friends who value Canadians as close partners, doing business on a daily basis.  

 

But, as a Canadian, I’m always hurt when someone puts down our country.  Then I realize where it’s coming from. Uneducated and the uninformed will sound off, without checking the facts. They feel so powerful behind their little computer, trying their best to disrupt and lash out on others. 

It’s a sad state of affairs. 

Truly their lives must be empty and constantly filled with hate. There’s usually two things that drive people to do things they would not normally do in public. It’s either power or a lack of judgement, fuelled by the lack of education. Unfortunately, the media enjoys hearing people rip each other apart with their social rants, only for better ratings.

Most of us Canadians are a friendly bunch who are willing to give the coat off our backs, to help others. Sure, we love our beer and the favourite sport is hockey and sometimes it’s damn cold in the Great White North, but it doesn’t mean our hearts are. In the most part we are a peaceful country, loving the great outdoors and (if rich enough) enjoy our winters in Arizona or Hawaii.  

As far as hockey is concerned, you must realize, most of the hockey players (stars) come from Canada, right? And most of the football players in the CFL are American players, right ?  

It’s important to look at all the facts and make a rational decision. Because each decision effects the way we live, our safety and the future of our children. 

Canada verses America – it’s the secret love affair.

So, if Americans want to come up here to Canada for a longer stay, you are most welcomed. Its Canadian nature to help out others, when in trouble. That’s what Canada is about. That’s who we are. We were brought up to respect and treat others, as we would like to be treated and respected.  Canadians, like the people of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia were there welcoming stranded American travellers on September 11,2001 into their homes. The community of Cape Breton and the rest of Canada will always welcome Americans, be it a visit or stranded.  You’ll always have a home to go to.

As a Canadian, we also want to be welcomed. And Americans have welcomed us so many times before, from the fun city of Las Vegas to the warm states of Florida, Arizona and Hawaii.  We thank you all for your warm hospitality, it’s very much appreciated.   

Photo Credit: Adam Pass

The only thing I wish for in Canada?  

It’s important our historical culture of the French and English influence stay as it is. It’s our history and way of life and we can’t see it disappear.  Along with First Nations People, it’s important to respect their heritage.  After all, they were the first to welcome us all.  So, but away your difference and grow together.

Also, we must all be proud Canadians FIRST with heritage coming in second. If not, we will become nothing more then a mix-match country with no direction and complete chaos. The group of people breeding the most will dictate the laws of our country.  

And that’s just plain dangerous.  

As well, religions should never dictate or infringe on others way of life. That just leads to power, controlling the masses. With a majority in ones religion, they too can enforce their law, just by becoming a member of parliament. With enough support, the radical group can be elected as a Prime Minister. From there, it’s just a matter of time, their laws control the very freedom our ancestors so dearly fought for. 

If you’re going to live in Canada and be Canadian, then you must love our country and be damn proud YOU are Canadian.

We are Canadian, strong and free.  For now. 

By Bari Demers 

Fat Cats 

 

From screenplay, BLACK ANGELS by Bari Demers

 
Oil in Alberta is the topic everyone is talking about, from activists to the folks who rely on the industry, enabling to feed their families. I’m not talking about the ‘Fat Cats’ where their interest is only in the tumbling shares. It’s important to understand what really is going on in our Canadian economy.  

How it’s going to effect our way of life? 

Very important to weight in on all the facts, from realizing oil isn’t just about the gas at the pumps to feed your car, but it’s about everything you see in your home and community.

To generalize, it’s plastic.  

But let’s forget the fact that our TV’s, cars, fridges and stoves, counters and floors, buildings and roads are made from petroleum. Let’s take a closer look at the political gain in the east.  According to George Brookman of West Canadian : Did you know Saudi Arabia ships their oil to New Brunswick, refines it and then sells it back to Canadians?  

Say what ?! Is our world turning up side down ? So, let me get this straight.   

Activists are complaining about our oil in Alberta, but the east are buying it from Saudi Arabia who could care less about our environment. In fact, an oil spill to them is no big deal. Just another day doing business. Look what Dubai did to their own coastal waters, digging and destroying the coral reef and the sustainable fisheries, making way for luxury man-made islands and five star hotels. 

Seriously, they don’t care.

It’s all about money. And, without a doubt, our oil industry is about making money too, but it’s also the very backbone of our Canadian economy. Without oil, Canadians are going to suffer more then they thought possible. Everything will collapse, like dominoes, crashing our infrastructure and most importantly our way of life. Taxes will rises at an unbelievable rate, while our federal and provincial governments are scrambling to find income to sustain our dying economy. Our social system, we take for granted, will collapse before our very eyes, as health care quietly dissolves into money-making private healthcare systems. 

And yes, it’s high-time our oil industry does take our environment into serious consideration. The ‘Oil Sands’ of Alberta is the elephant in the room. Sure, go ahead and produce oil, but not at the cost of our environment. Clean up your act. For example, stop using ‘fracking’ methods for extracting oil or gas.  

The definition of fracking : ‘the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.’ 

And, to make it worse, they’re using our fresh water to extract it!  This process not only depletes our fresh water supply, it’s causing environmental damage from man-made earthquakes to unusable soil, which grows our food while killing our wildlife. So, yes. It’s high-time our Oil Industries begin looking at cleaner viable solutions to extract our oil. And, it’s very important to begin producing other sources of clean energy to run our vehicles and to produce heat and power to our homes.

But I say this to all those activists, ” Next time you want to complain about our oil, think about how’s it effects your life. Hollywood activists are the worse, because they fly up here in their Lear Jets, get into their fancy vehicles,(both made with 50 percent of plastics) burning high octane gas all the way, and then make a big speech what global warming and our oil industry is doing to our environment. Not to mention the fact, a natural weather pattern, called a ‘Chinook’ terrifies them to hell! 

Definition of a Chinook : sudden gusts of warm coastal air mixed through the Rocky Mountains, leaving a trail of melting snow. Within a day, you can have a ton of snow melt before your eyes. 

This is nature. Not an environmental disaster. 

Look. I really enjoy actors, like Leonardo DiCaprio. Very professional and without a doubt, a ‘for sure’ Oscar winner for his performance in the latest movie, The Revenant, filmed here in Alberta, within our majestic Canadian Rockies Mountains in 2014. But, please, learn all the facts about our environment and stop the BS propaganda tactics.  

The facts are clear.  Oil is still an important resource, but so is our forest industry, fisheries and natural gas. Did you know, Canada is one of the largest producers of natural gas? 

So, let’s take a hard look at our future. It will surely effect your way of living. The high and mighty ‘Fat Cats’ of our Oil Industries can no longer rape society by greed or political gain. It’s time to get down to business and begin the process of cleaning-up-your-act. Produce oil, but not at the cost of destroying our environment. We are intelligent enough to know how to do it better, stronger and faster. 

Am I willing to pay more at the pumps? 

The hard question is yes. If it means to strengthen our economy and keep our social system strong, then it makes perfect sense to pay more. But, that doesn’t mean to get more then you deserve. Stop being so greedy and influencing your power onto our political system. 

Can’t say I really understand the stock market or how the oil market stands in the world economy. I’m sure greed and power turns the mighty wheels of our stock market. South of the border, our American friends learned that the hard way, when the the housing market crashed, sending honest hard working folks onto the streets.  

It’s terrible!

The white collar crime of greed should get the same punishment as one that robs our banks. White collar crime is actually worse then bank robbers, because they take the livelihood of innocent citizens, raping them of their homes and way of life. 
This is what I know, the majority of folks in Canada, United States and the world are hard working souls, barely making ends-meat to survive. Please don’t tell us we can do with less and eat macaroni. I’m turning 60 soon. My life has been hard and tedious, but I’m grateful the economy was strong enough to feed and care for my family. Going into retirement, I’m scared of the outcome. 

Will I be out on the street too ?

I’m also extremely worried for my grandchildren and what they may have to endure. Now, that frightens the hell out of me! So please, all those with the powers-to-be, please don’t become those ‘Fat Cats’ lining your greedy pockets.  

It’s time to give back and help sustain the economy.  

Yes. Look after our oil industries, but let’s make it a much cleaner resource having zero impact on our environment. I love my Canada and understand the importance of our way of life and the cost of our freedom. 

Please take care of our economy now before its way too late. If anything, for the sake of your children and grandchildren.

“Left with his own free will…power and pride grew to darkness” Bari Demers

By Bari Demers  freelance writer and screenwriter 
NOTE:  My style of writing isn’t your typical format. You could say it’s my trademark. It allows readers with short attention spans (due to the flood of social media) to read smaller paragraphs and lead points without becoming overwhelmed by the content of long tedious paragraphs. 
 

The Climate of Disbelief 

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I’m not one to raise concerns about war and politics, but my inner soul tells me, we may be in danger.
Canada’s relaxed security protocols along with the flood of refugees could prove to be departmental to all Canadians. Our passionate way of life, to help those in desperate need, could end up being our own demise.

There’s a name for it, it’s called,” The Climate of Disbelief.”

It’s where one believes something terrible could never ever happen. An event of unconscionable impossibilities. It’s only a matter of time – Canada 🇨🇦 is in danger!

9-11
The climate of disbelief set the mood for the United States of America until the dreadful dark days of 9-11. A foreign attack on America soil was thought to be utterly impossible.
Unfortunately the monstrous evil attack did happen.
Clearly we realized we were no longer living in a fairytale illusion, within the safety of our indestructible bubbles. All hell broke loose as these living-demons-of-hell unleashed a fiery of blazoned assaults against our values of freedom.

Many innocent people died that day.
Remembered my heart sunk when I saw the horrid images on TV. A whirlwind of emotions stirred a surreal reaction of disbelief, rage and hate to eventually fear and finally despair. The dreadful thought we weren’t safe, quickly infested my mind.
The Fear of Helplessness.
One thing 9-11 taught us, it was to never ever let the wolf in. Always keep vigil and never ever be strayed, by the evil of man. The world has never been the same since, with the most recent cowardly acts on Paris.

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Photo Credit : Susan Varze (my cousin)

There’s a Canadian saying, “Waking up the bear is never in the best interest of anyone.”
Waking up the bear they did!

Unleashing one of the most powerful armies in the world, with the Commander of Chief leading the way, the President of United States.
Once again, 14 years later, the bear of France has been woken, with President François Hollande vowing vengeance for the innocent dead.

Inviting Terrorists into Canada?
Here WE are today, Canada settling in more refugees then every before, knowingly these people come from torn cities, escaping the indescribable horrors of war. Our passionate ways tell us this is the right thing to do, while in the back of our mind, we truly wonder if we are safe.
Are we doing this too fast? Are we placing Canadians in harms way?

Following social media, reading text after text, the wave of comments are for and against, with unquestionable loyalty of compassion clouding our judgment, winning the fight to protect those in dreadful need.
The passionate cry out,” We must help those in need. We can’t fall to the fears of evil, that’s exactly what they want us to do!”
As it is we are taking in thousands to possibly 160,000 in the next five years. But wait, there’s more. Canada has decided to be more compassionate, by welcoming the new refugees with a free ride and medical treatments, all paid for by our Canadian tax dollar.
The most Canadian thing to do, right ? Or is it ?
How about all those new Canadians who were more than happy to pay their way?

Do they get a refund?
Where do we draw the line?
Recently, an immigrant challenged our Constitution, ( who’s been here for the last 14 years) decides it’s his right to renounces the oath to the Queen immediately after becoming a Canadian citizen. According to Global News, “…Dror Bar-Natan, a math professor from Israel, says the monarchy is a symbol of inequality and calls the portion of the oath dealing with it “repulsive.
Seriously? Repulsive?!
Where ever there’s a loophole, it allows new Canadian citizens to do what ever they want to do. Doesn’t the whole of Canada have the right to vote on the monarchy, before decided? What gives one man the right to change our oath?

It’s NOT right! Something is terribly wrong.
Will it be ok for all immigrants coming forth, to question the very structure of our way of life? Oh wait, they have already.
Ludicrous !
Their own country wouldn’t allow such an act, making it even more outlandish Canada allows it. This type of conflict in their own country would be quickly dealt with. Some countries would even go as far as using the sword of death
Canada – We stand on Guard for Thee…
Canada is afraid to stand fast for our very own Canadian oath. It’s clear to say our very own Constitution Act is crumbling before us. Before you know it, Canada will be nothing more than a wishy-washy unorganized collective of misfits. Lawlessness of nothingness.
Soon, new immigrants will be able incite their own believes into the very structure of our Constitution Act. It will be said, if it offends their religion, morals or believes, we can do what we want.

Question is,”Did we invite terrorists into Canada 🇨🇦?”

Our Constitution:
The Constitution Act of 1982, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
The Fundamental Freedoms state:
2 The following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association.

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Photo Credit : Bari Demers

Do we allow our Constitution to be abused ?
In the end, if the government begins to bend over, leaning in favour of everyone’s belief, there won’t be Canadian anymore. It’s beginning to change the course of something we are NOT, making us un-Canadian.
We, as Canadians, must stand fast for our values, but not at the cost of making us un-Canadian. Our historical way of life shouldn’t be dismissed by religion or personal attitude.
How long before the word ‘Christmas’ becomes taboo?

Just because it offends someone’s religion.
How long before the new religions take over our constitution and bans us from the very freedom we are fighting for ?
How long before Canadians no longer feel safe because of terrorism on our own soil ?
How long before someone renounces the Queen ? Oh wait! That just happened.
How long before its against the law to verbally announce, ” I’m Canadian! ”
They say, ” Give them an inch, they’ll take a yard.”
We must stay prudent and not allow the wolf to get in.

If we are NOT careful, our way of life may fade into the dust of tomorrow. We may become a Climate of Disbelief when Canada is no longer Canadian, fearing for our lives.
A Climate of Disbelief of unconscionable impossibilities.

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

 

UPDATE : Oct 1st 2017

TERRORISTS ATTACK ON EDMONTON – Don’t say I didn’t warn you!