Sunday, July 14, 2019
The KidsPlay Foundation and the Canada Kabaddi Fedration BC hosted the second anual youth World Cup of Kabaddi in Surrey today at the Bell Centre. Kabaddi is a traditional sport from India that combines wrestling with rugby. LiveKabaddi.com post live videos of Kabaddi tournaments. .
Yesterday was the conclusion of another successful Blaine Harbor Music Festival and Camp. For many years Blaine has put on an impressive jazz festival and camp teaching highshcool students jazz and showcases those talents in free open air concerts at the H street and G street plazas.
The Vancouver jazz festival is nice but it's different. It's hosts many different jazz venues across the city but it doesn't provide opportunities for kids to learn jazz. That's the Blaine jazz festivals specialty. Talented musicians from across the US come and teach during the camp. Greg Hopskins is a famous trumpet player from Boston who comes every year as well as Greta Matassa who is a well known local jazz vocalist from Seattle. Both individuals as well as many others including long time contributors like Lou Abbott, Clipper Anderson, Nick Biello and Ted DeCorso have dedicated years of their lives teaching kids jazz.
The camp also branches out into other forms of music as well. Charlie Porter along with Gregor Huebner and Jovino Santos Neto have picked up the torch and are continuing the New Directions program that teaches kids how to remix hard core classical arrangements with modern pop songs. This year they did an impressive cello concerto remixing a traditional Bach piece with an Eminem tune. It was awesome. If you have kids and you want them to get involved in something positive, this is the place to send them.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
The Montreal Gazette is reporting that Quebec's biker war started 25 years ago today. Let's remember that Mom Boucher had paid members of the Rock Machine to murder some of his own political rivals within the Hells Angels. No L&R there. Let's not forget that.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
DW is reporting that "Members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club were indicted for attempting to kill four people and injuring others with knives, axes and batons at a restaurant in Lisbon. The gang was banned by the Netherlands in May."
"Prosecutors allege that the gang's members tried to kill four people and seriously injured others last year at a restaurant on the outskirts of Portugal's capital, Lisbon. The restaurant was destroyed in the Hells Angels attack. At the time of the restaurant attack, the Hell Angels was involved in a gang war for control of illicit guns and drug trade, according to authorities."
Hells Angels from Germany were arrested in Mallorca on a small island off the coast of Spain back in 2013. They were charged with drug trafficking, trafficking in humans, extortion and running prostitution rings. February of this year the Majorca Daily Bulletin reported that the case is coming to trial and that "The centre of the gang's operations was Playa de Palma, where brothels were used to finance its network."
"The Hells Angels case was one element that led to the investigation into police corruption in Palma and ultimately to the Cursach case." In 2018 the Majorca Daily Bulletin reported that one of the two officers arrested was the contact for the madame, the arranger of alleged prostitute parties for police, politicians and public service employees."
Are you sure this wasn't the BC Gang Task force frequenting the Garden of Eden in Kelowna?
In Portugal and Spain they arrest Hells Angels for Prostitution. In BC they do not.
Narcity is reporting that "Police have once again been receiving complaints from residents after issuing an Ontario Amber Alert at around 3:00 AM on Thursday." This is where the government crosses the line and becomes way too intrusive.
People were understandably upset because they didn't want these alarm sounds on their cell phones in the middle of the night. "York Regional Police emergency dispatchers were forced to deal with several complaint calls overnight from residents who were upset that the alert woke them. Journalist Jeremy Cohn claims that some of the calls have been abusive and very rude."
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but when there are kids' safety at risk, we pull out all the stops, and this was just one of the tools that was being used,” York Regional Police Const. Andy Pattenden said while explaining how police dealt with the calls.
You are not listening. The public doesn't want to get these alarm notifications every time a kid goes missing. Send a press release out the the media not to every residents private cell phone. That is WAY too intrusive. You mean well but what you are doing is not right.
You're just a public servant. The public pays your wages. STFU and do as your told.
The Canadian Press is reporting that "Gasoline prices in British Columbia have risen in line with land costs and credit card processing fees but that doesn't fully explain why they're so much higher than in other parts of Western Canada, a new report says." BULLSH*T! The price of gas has risen in BC because of Price Fixing. There is NO other explanation.
The price of bread, eggs or land has absolutely nothing to do with the price of oil. The price of oil drops and they raise the price of gas at the pumps. They charge as much as they can simply because they can. The gas companies are lying again and are in contempt for failing to produce the required documentation about their profits per litre. Jail them. We need to file a class action lawsuit against them like they did back east.
The Criminal Culpability of Jason Kenney
The Edmonton Journal is reporting that "More than $1 million in cash, drugs and cars were seized by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) after a nine-month investigation dubbed Project Embrace. Investigators say the operation involved an Edmonton group importing drugs from B.C. and distributing them in Alberta, particularly in the communities of Bonnyville, Lloydminster, St. Paul, Cold Lake, Little Smoky and Frog Lake." Those aren't bags of N64 games.
"More than six kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of methamphetamine, almost $350,000 in cash, 18 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent and a 2007 Volvo XC90 with a hidden compartment were seized. Six people are facing drug trafficking and other charges, including an Edmonton man alleged to be at the centre of the operation. Police searched four Edmonton homes and two Vancouver apartments as part of the operation and seizures."
Once again the Alberta Gang Task force saves the day while the completely compromised BC Gang Task force sends out press releases about old N64 games. GMAFB.
Who the f*ck do you think this Edmonton drug ring was tied to? The Surrey RCMP should bust the Hells Angels drug trafficking out of Shakerz. Failing to do so is criminal culpability.
The Burnaby Now is reporting that "Dillon Juel Stanton, 29, told the court he robbed small businesses to fuel drug addiction sparked by unresolved trauma from witnessing his father's 2010 murder." For f*ck sakes. Coquitlam RCMP drama queen Bryon Massie held a press conference displaying some of the stolen property seized in the operation. A bunch of old N 64s. How old are those video games? They're virtually worthless.
"Nineteen-year-old Dillon Juel Stanton, son of notorious ex-Hells Angel Juel Ross Stanton, was at home the day his father was gunned down in the family’s backyard in 2010." Get a life. Put him in rehab and leave him alone.
Juel's son is obviously not affiliated with the club that killed his father. He's a low level thief supporting a drug addiction. He was charged with using an imitation firearm to commit a serious offence and with one count of possessing an illegal firearm. He wasn't charged with using the firearm to commit a criminal offence. Oh but he had a pistol grip on his shotgun. GMAFB. My Mossberg Maverick came with a pistol grip straight from Canadian Tire. That is not an illegal firearm as long as the overall lengh in more than 660 mm or 26 inches and if it's a 470 mm or 18.5 inch barrel it doesn't have to be registered. It's a non restricted firearm. Stop lying.
BTW You measure the shotgun barrel length from the inside not the outside. That's the problem. So many RCMP officers have absolutely no idea what the firearm laws are in Canada. You really should take a course. In Canada shotgun barrels have to be 18.5 inches not 18.
The Coquitlam RCMP... wasn't sleazebag Jim Brown from the Coquitlam RCMP? As soon as it was mentioned witnesses saw a picture of Jim Brown in a threesome with Dave Pickton, the Coquitlam RCMP kicked in the whistle blower's door and deleted all the evidence. The Coquitlam RCMP is dirty as f*ck. Do something useful for a change.
Dillon's father was completely f*cked over by the club. The day the news broke of his murder witnesses saw David Giles in Kelowna having a serious talk with some younger members as if he was explaining to them why they did it. David Giles was a POS. Juel Stanton wasn't any more violent than Tony Terezakis who filmed himself beating the life out of drug addicts who owed him money. Juel Stanton was killed right before his next court date.
They didn't want him to be the first BC HA to get criminal org status. They saved that privilege for David Giles, the POS that ordered Juel's murder. With friends like that, who needs enemies.
Juel needed some money for lawyers. He had it but he was ripped off by another worthless POS in the club. I'm not going to name the member or state what the money went to. Someone else will do that and I'm not going to bite their sh*t. My point is that there is no L&R in the BC Hells Angels. Only Greed and Betrayal. History has recorded that.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Speaking of civil liberty, the movie Ironclad is now on Netflix. It's about protecting the Magna Carta which was a precursor to the Declaration of Independence. It granted rights and liberties to the nobles. The Constitution and the Charter of Rights grants rights and liberties to everyone.
Monday, July 8, 2019
The Surrey Now Leader is reporting that "A U.S. inn owner facing charges in Canada relating to human smuggling has had an application to have his defence funded by the Canadian government granted." This is obviously about the Charter Right to legal representation.
David MacAlister, director of Simon Fraser University’s school of criminology said “The rights that we have in the charter are applicable to all people.” I agree. Is this precedent setting? Since you don't have to be a Canadian citizen to be protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights, does that mean you don't have to be an American citizen to be protected by the US Constitution?
The US border agents at the Truck border crossing once told me my client didn't have the right to legal representation at the border because they weren't an American citizen they were Canadian. They said the US Constitution did not apply the Immigration act did. That my friend is the root of all evil. The US Constitution says no state shall deny to any person within it's jurisdiction equal protection of the law. Yet it does. Especially at the border. That is not right.
Civil liberty - only available in Canada you say? Pity.