FOLLOW THE MONEY

Follow the money” is a famous quote immortalized in the movie “ all the presidents men” (google) and was the real life advise to the reporters attempting to bring then United States President Nixon to account for corruption and the term has been used ever since as advice to reporters to use that axiom as a basis to uncover Government corruption, and it makes sense because Government corruption is always about money.

I (Lee) believe that a Web reader had that version of “ follow the money” advice in mind when he ( the Web reader) advised me (Lee) to go up into the Avord Tower building in downtown Regina and note that Wil Olives Law offices take up floors nine and ten of the Avord Tower and that the Points West/Gary Drummond suites of offices are grouped together above the Olive law office at the east end of the fifteenth floor.

The Rural Leaders believe that I (Lee) am the stupidest man in Canada for thinking that I can get zoning for the Argues development without bribing RM of Edenwold Administrator, Donna Strudwick, nevertheless, stupid or not, I (Lee) instantly realized what the Web reader had taken note of and raised with me, this little band of Ethanol brothers consisting of Points West Consulting and Points West Management Consultants, President Gary Aldrich and Vice President Reg Gross, in Room 1560, Terra Grain Fuels-Drummond Group of Companies with Gary Drummond as Chairman of the Board in Room 1570 and a C-Green Aggregators operating out of Room 1560, the same office as Aldridge and Gross.

These people and their operations may be key word googled in the usual way, ie:
“ points west consulting”……. “c-green aggregators”…..and “terra grain fuels drummond group of companies” and their Websites provide insights as to what they do. Web readers are reminded that Gary Aldrich is the former Chief of Staff to Premier Roy Romanow and was the Campaign Chair for Lingenfelter (Link)’s successful run for the NDP leadership and Wil Olive is the same Wil Olive, Regina Lawyer and NDP “heavy hitter” (google), who organized the NDP attempt to address their Meadow Lake Membership fraud, which is now the subject of a RCMP Criminal investigation, and Gary Drummond of Channel Lake fame needs no introduction to the taxpayers but taxpaying voters new to Saskatchewan may wish to key word google “ gary drummond channell lake hansard” for the transcript of the Channel Lake inquiry into his (Drummond)’s activities.

Any taxpaying voter who wades through the hours of Hansard testimony at the Channel Lake hearing will reach the conclusion that Gary Drummond and a couple of Senior Provincial Government Officials were able to obtain an astonishing amount of Saskatchewan tax payers dollars, nearly a Billion dollars, when Drummond, through a company named Direct Energy, and working with the two Senior Saskatchewan Officials, was able to buy natural gas in Alberta at market prices and then immediately resell it through Sask Energy to the Saskatchewan taxpaying consumers at a vastly inflated mark up, everyones dream of “buy low sell high” (google), stock market stuff, but today would be insider trading, a contravention of the recently amended section 382.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada, “bill c-13 insider trading” (google)

Drummond has now used that Billion dollars of “profit” to establish “terra grain fuels and drummond group of companies” (google), which is simply another Ethanol plant and to add insult to injury, Drummond was somehow able to talk the Calvert Brain Trust into investing some Saskatchewan taxpayers dollars into his Ethanol plant ( located near Belle Plaine) and Drummond, with the help of Reg Gross, is now using the left over money out of the Billion Bucks that he ( Drummond) obtained out of the Channel Lake/Direct Energy/Sask taxpayer buy low/sell high venture to buy Saskatchewan farm land.

Some Web readers will say, great, so what, Ethanol is renewable energy and good for the environment, the farmers will have more sales for their crops, Reggie Gross and Gary Drummond should have statues built in their honor, except that the promoters of Ethanol have the exact same problem the Ancient Alchemists had when they tried to make fortunes convincing the kings of the day they could change lead into gold.

It is a fact that todays scientists can change lead into gold “turn lead into gold is alchemy real” ( google) but the process costs many times what the gold is worth and that is exactly the situation with Ethanol. The seeds of plants normally used for animal feed and food grains can be turned into a burnable fuel but it takes more energy to process and produce a gallon of Ethanol than the energy that gallon of Ethanol produces.

It all goes back to high school physics, “ energy can be neither created or destroyed” (google), all of the infrastructure and heat needed to change plant seeds ( hydrocarbons) into burnable fuel, (Ethanol or Bio-diesel) for a car, truck, or tractor, takes more energy than would be produced by the resulting Ethanol or Bio-diesel, and it is just plain common sense that it is going to take more energy than it produces when compared to real gas or diesel fuel (hydrocarbons) which has already been heated, squashed and squished into crude oil by mother nature ( the pressure of glaciers) over many centuries many millenniums ago so now only needs a bit more refining to make it a burnable fuel.

All Web readers are asked to review the work of several large US Universities on that point “ study slams economics of ethanol and biodiesel” (google). Ethanol production is not viable and the only possible way that Ethanol plants can function is with massive taxpayer subsidies “ethanol taxpayer subsidies” ( google).

Beyond that it is a myth that Ethanol use will reduce the production of so called greenhouse gas, C0-2, “the ethanol scam: rolling stone” (google) because the C0-2 by product of the energy consumed to produce a gallon of Ethanol is far greater than the C0-2 produced by burning a gallon of regular gas or diesel fuel in a car or truck. The production of Ethanol is not viable by any standard, yet the mid western prairie farmers in both the United States and Canada have somehow bribed, bulldozed and brow beaten our political leaders into providing the massive taxpayer subsidies needed to keep the Ethanol plants running.

Another problem for the taxpayers resulting from subsidized Ethanol is that when the farm land is used to grow plants to make Ethanol it is not growing food for animals and people and as food becomes scarce the law of supply and demand causes food prices to go up. Given the level of Government Official corruption our legislators and law makers both here in Canada and the United States are caught between a rock and a hard place in trying to keep the taxpayers out of bankruptcy and from starving to death in normal circumstance but trying to accomplish that in the middle of the worst financial meltdown since the 1930’s using Ethanol plants as a economic tool is a sick joke.

“big oil politicians” (google) have been a problem for the taxpayers for a hundred years but now big oil is moving to other areas of subsidy demands. A example is T. Boone Pickens and wind “lawrence solomon: fill up with subsidies” (google) using control of the politicians to obtain subsidy money from the taxpayers who must have a energy supply to heat their homes, drive to work, and cook their food, so the subsidy situation is getting worse regarding Ethanol/Bio-diesel and wind power in the US and Canada.

But here in Saskatchewan the Ethanol/Bio-Diesel situation is much worse than in the mid western US: we here in Saskatchewan have our very own home grown” archer daniels midland a case study in corporate welfare” (google) except that Saskatchewan’s Big Ethanol group will not have to waste any time and money “schmoozing” (google) the Politicians, who, because of the pesky taxpaying voters may not stay schmoozed, because they ( Big Ethanol) are themselves the Provincial Political Leaders; they have eliminated the middle man, good old prairie farm boy know how never fails.

I (Lee) ask all Web readers to review what I set out near the start of this segment of the Website, the Aldridge/Olive/Drummond group and their support of Link, who, if Premier Brad Wall or any of his Cabinet make one mistake, if there is one Devine type error, which has in fact already been made, “ gov’t made devine error murray mandryk” (google) Link will be on it like a lion on a gazelle and the NDP Meadow Lake Membership RCMP Criminal investigation notwithstanding, Link will be our next Premier and tax payer subsidized Big Ethanol a fact of life here in Saskatchewan and with Link as Premier controlling his Cabinet legislation will have been carried to make sure that tax subsidized Ethanol is as legal as breathing.

CONSIDER THIS: Drummond’s Ethanol plant was built using taxpayer money obtained in the Channel Lake “ bill c-13 insider trading” (google) debacle and the Calvert NDP SPUDCO cover up and payout to the LDPC (Lake Diefenbaker Potato Corporation) group, now also using Calgary oil money, the LDPC group have bought 120 sections of farm land in the Kindersly area of the Province, along with a small Ethanol Plant. Gary Drummond is buying as much farm land as he can get his hands on and Link owns about forty sections of farm land in the Shanouvan area and is buying more.

With Link as Premier and in control of Cabinet the taxpayer subsidies for Ethanol production will be set at whatever level can be legally taken from the taxpayers without bankrupting them and that amount is going to make the Devine Gang disappearance of ten Billion dollars of Saskatchewan tax payers money over ten years look like some one raided the stamp box for lunch money.

As set out above, to accomplish the Ethanol scheme they (Link et al) will need control of Cabinet but they will also need control of zoning in the Rural areas where the farm land is owned and the Ethanol plants built, and that means control of the RM’s and Rural Administrators, SARM (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities) and especially Donna Strudwick’s Union, the RMAA (Rural Municipal Administrators Association), who will grant zoning in exchange for flowers, chocolates and perfume, ( bribes) “:supreme court of canada summary statement case 31940” (google)

I (Lee) believe that if Saskatchewan eliminated the RM’s and formed Counties,and if those Counties were set up to overlay the thirteen School and Health districts there would be thirteen Counties, each as big as a small European Country, and impossible for Link to control if Rural zoning control was turned over to the 450 Village Mayors and their Councils rather than each individual RM Administrator, such as Donna Strudwick.

I (Lee) believe that is has been shown that there can be no doubt whatsoever but that the reason the Calvert NDP went right to the wall to keep the RM system in place with the Rural Administrators, Strudwick and her RMAA, which are self regulating and a law onto themselves http://www.rmaa.ca/ ( click onto Association Bylaws and Code of Ethics 04, 06 and 07), is because those Rural Administrators will grant zoning for Ethanol Plants in exchange for flowers, chocolates and perfume, in effect bribes.

I (Lee) ask that all taxpaying Web readers give consideration to the fact that if SARM and Strudwick’s RMAA ( Rural Municipal Administrators Association) did not have absolute control of Rural Zoning it would be much more difficult to construct and run Ethanol Plants that are subsidized by the large Urban ( City) Taxpayers and that is the reason why the Calvert NDP went right to the wall to keep Strudwick and her ilk in place and functioning, please bear with me (Lee) while I provide a example of the lengths that the Calvert Brain Trust went to pander to the Rural Administrators:

I (Lee) ask all Web readers to note that Jack Hillson, the then Liberal Minister Responsible, in the NDP/Liberal coalition Government, had , in effect, resolved the Argue refusal to pay Strudwick bribes to obtain zoning by amending section 14.1 of the Urban Municipalities Act. The wording in the Act ( prior to amendment) required that Village boundaries had to be co-terminus (touching) any land that the Village wished to annex, but simply by removing the word “co-terminus” (google) from the Urban Act Jack ( Hillson) allowed any Village anywhere in the Province to annex any parcel of land out of any RM in the Province, thereby allowing any Developer to bypass the Rural Administrators demand for “flowers chocolates and perfume “( bribes) to provide Development zoning, Jacks plan was that simple.

Jack Hillson devised a perfectly simple and simply perfect plan to bypass the need for the Developers to bribe the Rural Zoning Officials, such as Donna Strudwick, to obtain Development zoning. Any corrupt Developer who’s soul could stand carrying flowers, chocolates and perfume (bribes) to a corrupt Government official, such as Donna Strudwick, to obtain development zoning, and was prepared to risk incarceration for five years for paying those bribes, could pay the bribes, or as a alternative, as designed by the then Minister Responsible, Jack Hillson, the Developer could simply find a Village to annex his development out of the RM. Jack Hillson’s plan was truly a beautiful plan.

Jack (Hillson) had amended the Urban Act to solve zoning problems with the Rural Administrators and I (Lee) tried to use that fact to solve the Argue zoning problem with Strudwick and during that process I was advised that Regina Lawyer and NDP activist, Wil Olive and his Development group, Randy Beattie et al, had reached agreement with the Senior Government officials controlling a Crown Corporation named SPMC ( Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation) to acquire, without tender, the 200 acre old Fort San property located on the north side of Echo Lake in the Qu’ Appelle Valley and Wil Olive then tried to go ahead with his plan to turn the 200 hundred acre old Fort San Property into a Lake front subdivision Development worth many millions of dollars when subdivided and sold as lake front lots.

The Old Fort San 200 acres is currently within the borders of the Village of Fort San which Village Mayor and Council had been fighting the Olive Development plan because the Village wanted to keep the Old Fort San 200 acres and beach front within their Village and open for public use, but when Jack Hillson amended section 14.1 of the Urban Act, thereby potentially solving the Argues zoning problem with Strudwick, Olive then used that fact to go ahead with his Development plan for the Old Fort San 200 acres by having the Town of Fort Qu’Appelle plan to annex the Old Fort San 200 acres out of the Village of Fort San, note page 551 of “ hansard crown and central agencies committee november 28th 2005” (google) and Regina Leader Post article by Colleen Silverthorn “Opponents condemn secrecy, potential patronage”, Saturday July 1st 2006.

Parallel to the Calvert Brain Trust’s determination to see Strudwicks bribes paid I (Lee) had been given a heads up as to what the Olive Development group was doing and had been tracking the Olive effort to have the Town of Fort Qu’Appelle annex the Old Fort San 200 acres out of the Village of Fort San and when it appeared to me (Lee) from the media and Hansard that the Olive development deal with the SPMC Officials for the Old Fort San Property was a done deal, then I (Lee) included reference to the Olive Old Fort San 200 acre Development scheme in my “ Flowers, Chocolates and Perfume” booklet that I (Lee) submitted on August 28th, 2006 to then Premier Calvert, his Cabinet and Caucus, and I made the point to Calvert, his Cabinet and Caucus, that the Olive use of the Hillson amendment to Section 14.1 of the Urban Act to support his Development scheme for the Old Fort San property was a exact precedent to support the use of the Hillson amendment to the Urban Act to accomplish a zoning solution for the Argues.

There can be no doubt whatsoever but that the Calvert Brain Trust was determined to make sure that the Argues paid Strudwick her bribes to obtain zoning, but the Calvert Brain Trust was also smart enough to be worried about the fact that the media was already interested and would dig deeper if Wil Olive was granted the right to use the Hillson amendment to Section 14.1 of the Urban Act to have the Town of Fort Qu’appelle annex the Old Fort San 200 acres out of the Village of Fort San while at the same time their Minister Responsible, Len Taylor, had denied the Argues the right to use the Hillson amendment to have the Village of Wood Mountain annex the Argue 160 acre residential development out of the RM of Edenwold and had ruled that the Argues only option to obtain zoning was to carry flowers,chocolates and perfume, ( bribes) to the RM of Edenwold Administrator, Donna Strudwick.

I (Lee) was very proud of myself. I believed that the Argue zoning problem with Strudwick was solved because of the fact that I (Lee) had been given the heads up regarding the Olive Development scheme which I (Lee) believed placed the Calvert Brain Trust between a rock and a hard place. In short, I believed that since the Calvert Brain Trust had sanctioned the Olive Development scheme they had to grant the Argues the same consideration or it could turn into a public relations nightmare for them.

I (Lee) repeat; I believed that it was a certainty that since the Calvert Brain Trust had granted NDP Lawyer and Party activist Wil Olive the go ahead for his scheme with the SPMC officials for the Old Fort San 200 acres to be annexed out of the Village of Fort San by the Town of Fort Qu’Appelle then the Calvert Brain Trust would have no choice but to allow the Village of Wood Mountain to annex the Argues 160 acre subdivision out of the RM of Edenwold.

But astonishingly I (Lee) was wrong. The Calvert Brain Trust stood firm, the Olive precedent notwithstanding, the Calvert Brain Trust refused to allow the Village of Wood Mountain to annex the Argue subdivision out of the RM of Edenwold and insisted that the only option that I (Lee) had to obtain zoning for the Argues thirty million dollar residential subdivision development was to carry flowers, chocolates and perfume (bribes) to RM of Edenwold Administrator Donna Strudwick, “ supreme court of canada summary statement case 31940” (google).

I (Lee) ask all Web readers to note that I had done exactly as the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal had ruled must be done and found a “political” solution to the Argues zoning problem with Strudwick. First by asking the then Minister Responsible Jack Hillson to solve the problem, which he ( Hillson) did by amending the Urban Act, and then by trying to use the precedent set by NDP Political activist Wil Olive to use the Hillson “political” amendment to Section 14.1 of the Urban Act to solve his (Olive)s zoning problem with the Village of Fort San, but the Calvert Brain Trust decision to pander to Wil Olive to solve his zoning problem with Fort San Village while denying the Argues the right to solve their zoning problem using the exact same solution caused even the idiots serving as Calverts Brain Trust to realize that they were headed into a potential public relations nightmare which could turn out to be as bad for them as SPUDCO.

So to solve the potential public relations nightmare the Calvert Brain Trust, instead of granting the Argues a zoning solution for their thirty million dollar residential subdivision development through annexation by the Village of Wood Mountain, as I (Lee) assumed they would have no choice but to do, they ( the Calvert Brain Trust) even though they had already approved the deal the Olive Development group had reached with the SPMC Officials to acquire the Old Fort San 200 acre property and turn it into a subdivision development worth several million dollars, rather than allow me (Lee) to find the Argues a zoning solution for their thirty million dollar residential subdivision without having to bribe RM Administrator Donna Strudwick, the Calvert Brain Trust, to solve their potential public relations problem, simply reversed their approval for the Wil Olive Old Fort San Development scheme.

A public inquiry with power of subpoena would provide a answer as to whether or not, and if so, how much taxpayer money the Calvert Brain Trust paid Regina Lawyer and NDP Activist Wil Olive to be quiet after the Calvert Brain Trust made the decision to cancel their approval of Olives done deal with the SPMC officials to acquire, without public tender, the Old Fort San 200 acre lake front property and then, so as to allow Wil Olive to make several million dollars selling lake front lots, to by pass the refusal of the Village of Fort San to approve development zoning by allowing the Town of Fort Qu’appelle to annex the Old Fort San 200 acres out of the Village of Fort San.

I (Lee) have no way to know exactly how much money Wil Olive expected to make by subdividing the Old Fort San 200 acre property into lake front lots but I do know that the CIBC development financing experts projected that the Argues would show a cash flow ( pretax) profit of ten million dollars from their 160 acre subdivision development so it is probable that Wil Olive would have made at least that much money out of a 200 acre lake front property Development on Echo Lake and there can be no doubt whatsoever but that a guy as aggressive as Wil Olive would not have walked away from a ten million dollar done deal without significant compensation.

There can be no doubt whatsoever but that Wil Olive is a NDP “ heavy hitter” (google) and the Calvert Brain Trust would have had to have had a very good reason to renege on a done deal with a guy like Wil Olive simply to solve their public relations problem when I (Lee) put them ( the Calvert Brain Trust) between a rock and a hard place with my (Lee)s demands that they solve the problem of the Argues refusal to pay bribes to Strudwick to obtain development zoning:

Why did the Calvert Brain Trust decide to cost the Saskatchewan tax payers another ton of money, either through the loss to the taxpayer of the Revenue that would have been paid in taxes by the Olive Development group, or financial compensation to the Olive group for reneging on a done deal, simply to solve their potential public relations problem by refusing to address the Argues refusal to pay Strudwick bribes to obtain development zoning.

There can be no doubt whatsoever but that the Calvert NDP Brain Trust did whatever it took to “pander” (google) to RM of Edenwold Administrator Donna Strudwick, and the question is, why did they do that? Originally I (Lee) believed that the Calvert NDP was simply politically terrified of Strudwick and her RMAA, (which is simply another Union), just as the NDP is terrified of all Unions, but it is possible that I (Lee) was wrong as to the Calvert Brain Trust motive for denying the Argues their thirty million dollar residential subdivision development and ordering my (Lee)s personal destruction.

Since that Web reader sent me (Lee) up into the Avord Tower building to see the offices of the little band of Ethanol brothers I (Lee) now believe the answer to the Calvert Brain Trust decision to block zoning for the Argues development and pander to Strudwick and her RMAA is part of the NDP Leaders plan to keep the RMAA in place so as to be able to use taxpayer dollars to subsidize Ethanol/Bio-diesel production and the only way to have Rural Zoning control so as to allow those plants to be built is through the RMAA, a self regulating association, http://www.rmaa.ca/ (and click onto the Association By Laws and Code of Ethics, 04, 06, 07), which Rural Administrators will provided development zoning for flowers, chocolates and perfume (bribes) “supreme court of canada summary statement case 31940” ( google).

Premier Brad Wall is performing far better than any of the political junkies imagined he would but Saskatchewan has been on a political knife edge through the last three General Elections cycles, 1999, 2003 and 2007 and there is no reason to believe that 2011 will be any different and since the NDP will win the November 2011 General election if any of Premier Brad Wall’s Brain Trust commits one Devine Gang type of mistake, which they ( the Wall brain trust) have already made “ gov’t made devine error murray mandryk” (google) Link will be Saskatchewan’s next Premier.

Or if the US economy fails to recover causing a further drop in Saskatchewan sale of natural resources, or if the US continues with its Buy America policy, or collapse of the Alberta economy causes a flood of people to return home to Saskatchewan welfare roles, the NDP will win the next election, Link will be Premier, and just like every hot climate, oil rich, “banana belt dictatorship” (google) in the world Saskatchewan will be administered for the benefit of a few wealthy families and their thugs, and Saskatchewan taxpayer subsidies of Big Ethanol/Bio-diesel will be a fact of life.

It is impossible to do anything about Drummonds Ethanol Plant near Belle Plaine and the LDPC “ lake diefenbaker potato corporation” (google) groups use of the Calvert massive SPUDCO pay off to buy farm land and a Ethanol plant and now, given the fact that the Wall Administration made the mistake they made, “ gov’t made devine error murray mandryk” ( google) it may be impossible to stop the election of the NDP in November of 2011, but notwithstanding that fact, Saskatchewan’s voting taxpayers must not give up hope and the fact is we do not need Ethanol/Bio-diesel to keep from “freezing to death in the dark”. All Web readers should remember that idiotic Alberta bumper sticker slogan “let the eastern bastards freeze in the dark” (google) and also be guided by Pogo’s famous line “we have met the enemy and he is us” (google)

As example, Saskatchewan has plenty of coal which appears to be the fuel of the future, all voting taxpayers should read Globe and Mail article dated August 26th 2009, “ the greening of coal, the fuel of the future neil reynolds”, (google) technology the current Wall Administration has made a rudimentary start on implementing, “saskatchewan clean coal technology” (google) and with coal the fuel of the future, Saskatchewan’s crude oil and natural gas can be saved to power our cars, trucks and tractors.

So we simply do not need Link and Drummond’s Ethanol/Bio-diesel and one way for the taxpayers to keep control of the subsidizing of future Ethanol/Bio-diesel plants and production is to remove control of Rural zoning from the Rural Administrators so as to stop the construction of any new Ethanol plants thereby preventing, a “archer daniels midland a case study in corporate welfare” (google) here in Saskatchewan.

There is no doubt whatsoever but that the only way for Saskatchewan’s voting taxpayers to have a hope of blocking Ethanol Plant construction with the attendant Urban tax payers massive subsidization of those plants would be to remove the RMs from the face of Saskatchewan, form thirteen Counties, and turn zoning control over to the Mayor and Councils of the 450 (four hundred and fifty) small Urbans, ( Towns and Villages), and the time to start those demands of the Sask Party MLA’s to make that happen is now, during the by-elections in Regina Douglas-Park and Saskatoon Riversdale.

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One Response to “FOLLOW THE MONEY”

  1. Walter Keyes Says:

    very well done, an interesting companion story would be the association of Gross, Aldrich, Olive and co with the Oilsands Quest project and Calverts Brain trust including eric cline, peter prebble et alt.

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