Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Edmonton Journal is reporting that Police are investigating the death of a man found in a northwest Edmonton park over the weekend as a homicide. An autopsy by the medical examiner found Benedicto George, 25, died as a result of a shooting. CBC is reporting that "George was known to police and had a lengthy criminal record. He previously pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen credit card and credit card data. He was due to stand trial in provincial court next month on a series of unresolved charges, including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and obstruction of a peace officer."
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
There have been some new developments in the Hells Angels meltdown in Thailand. ABC Australia is reporting that Thaksin "Sin" Monthonthaksin was one of the founders of the outlaw motorcycle club's Pattaya branch a year ago. But now he is worried about the direction it is taking. "It's changed so much because there are many Australians, whose roles and power has been increasing," Mr Thaksin told the ABC. Charity rides and oversized cheques are being replaced with what he describes as "dark business". Big Surprise.
Aside from Thaiboxing, what is Bangkok famous for? What dark business are the Hells Angels trying to take over? Thaksin was the founding member in Thailand. What was his crime? He chose an Asian as a prospect. The Australians Hells Angels didn't like that so they beat him up. Glen Norris, an Australian Hells Angel who lives in Bangkok is at the root of the dispute.
Wayne Schneider was involved in a large drug network on behalf of the Australian Hells Angels. They had his bodyguard kill him and put Glen Norris in charge of that network. AFFA Not.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Castanet is reporting that the body of Dustin Rogers, 26, was found March 23 on Silver Star in Vernon. He was shot dead. Photos on Facebook show Rogers with a large Independent Soldiers tattoo on his torso. One has to wonder if he was a member in good standing.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
A blog reader recently sent me a link to a very interesting website for a non profit organization called the Prevention Coalition. It contains a vast amount of resources for parents of high risk teens and an interesting article from the U.S. surgeon general about addiction.
Prevention is one of the four pillars that get's cast aside and overshadowed by the harm reduction obsession. Another relevant link is to a website known as Drug and Alcohol Treatment. Treatment is another one of the four pillars that gets overshadowed by harm promotion.
"With the legalization of marijuana in many U.S. states and the overall prevalence of drug use in many communities, it can seem as if substance abuse is becoming a national norm. At the Prevention Coalition, we’re fighting that sense of complacency. We believe that every child and young adult deserves the opportunity to make a fully educated decision on drug use."
The new report on addiction from the US surgeon general states: "More people use prescription opioids than use tobacco. There are more people with substance abuse disorders than people with cancer. One in five Americans binge drink. And substance abuse disorders cost the U.S. more than $420 billion a year." This ties into the pharmaceutical scam Macklemore sang about.
It' about time. CBC is reporting that "Two Vancouver lawyers have filed a lawsuit against the B.C. government for allegedly misusing tax money. The civil claim - filed Monday morning by David Fai and Paul Doroshenko - alleges the government broke the law by spending as much as $15 million a year ago to enhance the image of the governing BC Liberal party. We are seeking that the money being spent by the government on non-essential advertisement be reimbursed to the government coffers, said Doroshenko. We look at all these advertisements that the government is running right now as breach of the obligation the government has to spend money for the benefit of British Columbians. They are not spending it for the benefit of British Columbians, they are spending it for the benefit of the BC Liberal Party."
1130 News is reporting that "Doroshenko says they’re acting on behalf of a concerned taxpayer seeking certification of this case as class action. “They’re spending our taxpayer money. Your money, my money, money that should go to hospitals and firefighters, to advertise the government to try to help their re-election hopes. That’s wrong. It’s a breach of the duty that they owe to taxpayers.” It' about time somebody said something about this missuse of tax dollars.
Last election the NDP were ahead in the polls. The BC Liberals bought a commercial during the Superbowl with tax dollars. That was obscene. Local hero Bill Tieleman wrote about it. Why do they do it? Because it works. If you tell the same lie enough times the majority of people will start believing it. They haven't balanced the budget. They created a tsunami of debt through BC Hydro.
Here's the flip side to the fraud: The Christy Clark government gets millions of dollars in political contributions from special interest groups who receive political favors in return. Developers that want the government to flip agricultural land into industrial so they can make a killing. Dirty developers or corporations that want monopolies on the market so they can gouge consumers and taxpayers at the same time. The BC Hydro fraud was the ultimate example.
So not only do they get millions of dollars in political contributions, they dont even spend that money on their political campaign. They spend tax dollars on their political campaign and use the money they raised to pay themselves a wage. That absurd corruption even made the New York Times. The New York Times referred to British Columbia as The Wild West of Canadian Political Cash. It's about time they got sued for using tax dollars on partisan adds.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Adolf Hitler burned down the German parliament building and blamed it on terrorists so he could become Chancellor. Then he burned down a German radio station and blamed it on Poland to justify an invasion. The rest is history. This recurring pattern was eloquently illustrated in the original Star Wars saga. Senator Palpatine got the trade federation to attack his planet and he used that attack to get himself elected Chancellor. Then he used another attack to suspend the free republic and become a galactic empire. The rest is history. It is an timely allegory for our day. History tends to repeat itself until we learn from it.
Then there was Operation Northwoods. A plan submitted by Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA, to kill innocent civilians on American soil and blame it on Cuba to gain public support for an invasion. That plan was real. The declassified document is part of history. It was signed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If Kennedy hadn't vetoed the insane plot the US government would have actually implemented it and would have killed some of their own civilians to gain public support for an invasion exactly like Hitler did during the war.
Then there was 9/11. The list of discrepancies with the official version of that heinous event keeps growing to this day. No planes hit the third tower which also collapsed at freefall speed into its own blueprint just like a controlled demolition. Experts in the field of controlled demolition state the only way a tower can collapse at freefall speed into it's own blueprint is if the load bearing beams are blown out just like a controlled demolition. Ever since that horrific event, the main stream media entered the twilight zone.
Even the Lockerbie bombing was suspect. CSIS provided the explosives for the Air India bombing. The recurring deception surrounds terrorist attacks that have no real motive. There was a bombing in London but the evidence showed the bomb was placed under the train not left in a bag on the train. The soldier stabbing in London was absolutely surreal. Buyer Beware.
Recently there was another "terrorist" attack in London. Another lone wolf with no motive. They came up with the lone wolf scam because they couldn't get away with falsely accusing actual organizations because they would deny responsibility like how the Taliban asked what proof do you have that Bin Laden did 911? The confession video didn't even look like him.
Don't get me wrong. The recent attack in London was horrible - people died. That was very real. I'm just saying the prime suspects are once again tied to the intelligence community just like Operation Northwoods. The whole idea of a conservative MP just happen to be near by and was photographed doing cpr on one of the victims is just a bit too much to swallow.
So the Islamophobes seize the opportunity to pass around a picture of a young woman wearing a hijab right after the attack. If you look at the expression on her face she looks terrified. What on earth do you think is going through her mind? First it's shock of seeing people dead or injured. Then it's fear because she knows everyone is going to look at her hijab and blame her when it is obvious she had absolutely nothing to do with it.
Back in the day, I have no doubt there used to be lots of Palestinians who were bat sh*t crazy and celebrated when civilians were killed. That was a long time ago and was because they were stuck right in the middle of the conflict. It was the you kill one of ours and we kill one of yours mentality. Belfast was like that for years. Nobody feels that way any more. The Irish Proclamation saw through that scam and declares:
"The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally, and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien Government, which have divided a minority from the majority in the past." It was the alien government that fostered the sectarian violence.
In contrast, I just stepped out briefly to the store and ran into my Syrian neighbour wearing her full hijab going for a walk with one of her young daughters. She had a big smile on her face and says Hello, how are you? I am good she says with a big smile on her face. She is so proud that she is starting to learn English. So are her kids. They are learning English faster than I'm learning Arabic. I went to the friendship centre to take a class in Arabic. It was fun but I had to cheat. I had to write all the words with English characters phonetically. Unlike French, Arabic is a completely different alphabet. That's very hard for me. I totally understand her frustration learning English at first because she didn't know the alphabet. Now she's doing great.
The other day we bumped into each other and she introduced her new friend to my daughter and I. A local caucasian woman from Surrey was a volunteer and was helpig her learn English. With her full hijab on the neighbor put her arm around her and said this is my new sister with a big smile on her face. The volunteer no doubt felt the love and appreciation of her service. This is the way it's supposed to be. Like the Jewish Rabbi that spoke at the Muslim Mosque in Vancouver. This is the Vancouver I was born and raised in. When people come here they retain their cultural heritage but they leave their differences and animosity behind.
Evidently there was a fatal shooting in Abbotsford yesterday. The Abbotsford News is reporting that "the victim of the fatal shooting Friday afternoon on Chase Street is Jaskarn Lally, an associate of two Abbotsford men previously gunned down in gang-related killings. The shooting took place at about 4:30 p.m. at a home in the 3500 block of Chase Street. Sgt. Judy Bird said police were called to a residence, where they located a 20-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Bird said the incident appears to be targeted."
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Reggae artist Ziggy Marley is among the next crop of musicians announced for the 2017 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Marley appears at the Vogue Theatre on June 26." Now that's what I'm talking about.
Ziggy Marley and Lauryn Hill performed a legendary rendition of Redemption song together. Steve Marley also performed a legendary version of No Woman no Cry with the Fugees.
Nicky Jam is the next generation that remixes Reggae with Spanish music creating Reggaeton.
Friday, March 24, 2017
There was a dramatic rescue of a driver trapped in the cab of a flat deck that was hanging over the edge on an overpass near the Surrey Delta border. The driver of a rig hooked up a chain from the flat deck to his rig so it wouldn't fall over the edge and rescue workers moved into position. Well done souljas. Saving lives one day at a time.
In contrast a traffic camera showed a different car scream through a led light right through a busy intersection at full speed in Surrey. It then t-boned another vehicle and killed one of the occupants. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. What a tragedy.
One would think if someone had a bit too much to drink, they would drive slow to compensate. There was another woman in Surrey who went screaming through a red light and t-boned another vehicle. Witnesses from the Gala said alcohol was a factor in that accident as well. Only she lied and said the other party ran the red light. Locals knew that wasn't possible because at that intersection she would have had to have come to a complete stop to trigger the demand light. That woman went on to become a conservative MP.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Citing an 'extremely shorthanded' judiciary, a B.C. Supreme Court judge Monday urged two lawyers to attempt to complete a two-week rape trial in five days, suggesting the prosecutor not call two Crown witnesses and limit questioning of the complainant."
"B.C. Supreme Court Justice Peter Leask, who lives and usually sits in the Lower Mainland, also said he would rather be home than in the Interior. 'Full disclosure: I live in Vancouver,' the judge said. “Kamloops is a wonderful place, but I like sleeping in my own bed.” The trial relates to allegations of ongoing sexual assaults of a teenaged girl by her stepfather in Adams Lake dating back to the mid-1970s. The stepfather is facing four charges, including rape and sexual intercourse with a female under 14 years old."
Peter Leask wants to fast track a rape trial and deny two witnesses because he is inconvenienced by having to hear the case in Kamloops when he lives in Vancouver. Fire Him! We all remember Peter Leask. He is the one that gave a Hells Angels associate house arrest for trafficking cocaine. He also let a full patch Hells Angel off when the police caught him red handed loading 52 kilos of cocaine onto a truck from His storage locker. The fact that Peter Leask is still a BC Supreme Court judge is a crime against humanity and proves things need to change.
Canada dot com printed an article by Georgialee Lang discussing why we need to elect judges in Canada like they do in the United States. Georgialee Lang is a Vancouver based lawyer who has her own blog called the Law Diva. She even has a religious affiliation.
Personally I'm not completely sold on the need to elect judges although I am not opposed to it. What we really need is a mechanism in place to get rid of bad judges because right now we have none. The fact that Peter Leask is still on the bench until he faces mandatory retirement at age 75 clearly shows the system is broken and needs to be fixed. I'm not the only one that thinks so.
Update: The Vancouver Sun is reporting that after Peter Leask denied the Crown's two star witnesses, the crown was forced to stay the rape charges. That is obscene. The Times Colonist is reporting that a complaint against Peter Leask has been filed with Canadian Judicial Council and well it should. When one bad cop does something wrong it makes all cops look bad. Likewise when one bad judge does something wrong it brings the entire judiciary into disrepute.