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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Jamie Kehoe's Funeral
Jamie Kehoe’s funeral was held on Wednesday. The sign outside the funeral chapel said “For Jamie Always Think Twice Before You act.” A profound and stirring message given the untimely death of such a bright life just when it was ready to begin. Murdered for no reason. A senseless act of violence Tradic yet disturbing.
Nothing can change the fact that this heinous murder was senseless. The guy ran up to Jamie and slit his throat for no reason. Disturbing because it displays a complete lack of respect for human life.
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"Disturbing because it displays a complete lack of respect for human life."
Sure, but...Don't we know that while we lived in BC, Mao starved to death tens of millions in the *Great Leap Forward* of late '50's, early '60's...?
Or that easily within living memory, just 66 years ago, Hitler slaughtered six million Jews, etc...?
Or that in the Soviet Union, Lenin-Stalin murdered perhaps forty million men, women & children in GULAG...? And that a proud Officer of that SAME service that murdered those folks, the KGB, (then, just diff. initials, NKVD), is right NOW the President of Russia...?
Viewing this incredible scene, how anyone can be still *disturbed* by our times' utter indifference to any child's life, is a little strange to me...
It is just totally ordinary by now.
Yes Hitler, Stalin and Lenin committed mass murder. I guess I’m just naïve and idealistic. I just think people should have a greater value for human life. We can argue the death penalty back and forth but someone just arbitrarily walking up to someone and slitting their throat is so cold I do find it disturbing. Jesse Cadman, Mathew Martins, Michael Levy – we don’t seem to be making any real progress here.ReplyDelete
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Those numbers do seem a bit inflated.ReplyDelete
I’ll have to check the math.
Don't forget about his guy, close to home;ReplyDelete
"A man who was shot near a strip mall in Surrey in a gang-related shooting on Saturday night (Oct. 22, 2011) has died, police confirmed on Sunday."
"Stephen Leone, 27, was gunned down by a lone gunman who opened fire on Leone and two friends at around 8:20 p.m. near King George and 100th Avenue."
“An unknown male wearing a balaclava approached a black Acura TL and shot all three males who were near the vehicle,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)."
"Leone was convicted in 2009 of drug trafficking."
He could've not had a license to sell there; territory is everything. Even a 15-year-old was hit bad.
Yeah I just finally blogged it thanks. Third Hells Angel shooting in Surrey in five weeks.ReplyDelete
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"Those numbers do seem a bit inflated.
I’ll have to check the math."
I've done it for you; and the results are infinitely worse than my few figures, I study Russian history for 30 years, and 20th century history.
The *Black Book of Communism* is written & exhaustively researched by French scholars, all of whom were SOCIALISTS.
"The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a book authored by several European academics and edited by Stéphane Courtois, which describes a history of repressions, both political and civilian, by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, and artificial famines. The book was originally published in 1997 in France ."
"In the introduction, editor Stéphane Courtois asserts that "...Communist regimes...turned mass crime into a full-blown system of government". He cites a death toll which totals 94 million, not counting the "excess deaths" (decrease of the population due to lower than-expected birth rates). The breakdown of the number of deaths given by Courtois is as follows:
* 65 million in the People's Republic of China
* 20 million in the Soviet Union
* 2 million in Cambodia
* 2 million in North Korea
* 1.7 million in Africa
* 1.5 million in Afghanistan
* 1 million in the Communist states of Eastern Europe
* 1 million in Vietnam
* 150,000 in Latin America
* "10,000 deaths "resulting from actions of the international Communist movement and Communist parties not in power."
"Courtois states that Communist regimes are responsible for a greater number of deaths than any other political ideal or movement, including Nazism. The statistics of victims includes executions, intentional destruction of population by starvation, and deaths resulting from deportations, physical confinement, or through forced labor."
"Courtois considers Communism and Nazism slightly different totalitarian systems. He claims that Communist regimes have killed "approximately 100 million people in contrast to the approximately 25 million victims of Nazis". Courtois states that Nazi Germany's methods of mass extermination were adopted from Soviet methods."
"Estimates for the number of victims in the Soviet Union range between 3.5 million and 60 million, and those for Mao Zedong's China range between 19.5 million and 75 million."
The total is around one hundred million dead.
Ryan Follack said:
"...6 million Jews...You're a sensationalist."
You're ignorant and don't read history, because the standard, academically-accepted number for Jewish deaths, has long been established by meticulous Nazi record-keeping @ 6 million. Wake up, read the history books, or go away.
Thanks for the reference. Obviously anyone can post anything on the Internet but citing a text book is a credible source. I recognize there’s going to be propaganda on both sides of the historical claims. Obviously people that deny the holocaust took place are on crack. That is offensive. The anti defamation league has presented credible responses to such offensive nonsense. A genocide took place and innocent civilians were massacred. I’m just finding it difficult to comprehend the numbers.ReplyDelete
Many sources claim 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. That is a huge amount of deaths. The population of Canada is around 34 million. Vancouver is around 2 million, Toronto is around 5 million and Montreal is around 3.5 million At least it was in 2006. It is not unlikely that the estimates of killed and wounded in Hiroshima (150,000) and Nagasaki (75,000) are over conservative. 6 million people is a huge amount. Yet the over all death toll for WWI and WWII are 50 to 70 million each war. That’s a lot.
Evidently, the Jews weren’t all murdered in Germany. Only 142,000 were murdered in Germany. Of all the countries invaded when genocide of Jews took place, 3 million were murdered in Poland and 1 million were murdered in the Soviet Union. A lot of ethnic Polish were murdered in Poland as well. We know Stalin had death camps and China did commit genocide. I’m still working on verifying those numbers.