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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Friend of Larry Amero and Jonathon Bacon loses access to his son
The Vancouver Province ran a front page article about a friend of Larry Amero and Jonathon Bacon who lost access to his son because of his criminal associations. Hearing a father or mother has lost access to his son is never good news. Had the father ever hit the child? I don’t know. Would the child be in danger if with the father in public? Perhaps.
The court documents claims the father was a friend of Larry Amero and a crystal meth dealer. Not a surprising combination to say the least. Court documents also claim he was a meth cook which is also very dangerous. I realize there is a lot of mudslinging in custody disputes. Yet if he was a meth cook and dealer and if he was associated with Larry Amero and Jonathon Bacon, those would be valid concerns. Assaulting the child’s mother would be another valid concern if true as would the claim of assaults in the child’s presence.
I guess my first unrelated question is why are we allowed to hear this information yet we’re not allowed to hear the Viki Leaks information about Vic Toews a “Christian” politician who had an affair on his wife and fathered a child with another younger woman. I submit that both are relevant.
The Jonathon Bacon shooting in Kelowna was big news and we haven’t heard a lot more since. We’ve heard that the Hells Angels have been exterminating the Durry Dak Pak but it is highly unlikely they were responsible for the Kelowna hit. They are simply guilty of selling drugs in the Hells Angels area. Unlike the Independent soldiers and the Red scorpions, the Hells Angels aren’t going to take over the Durry Dak Pack, they are going to wipe them off the face of the earth.
I think there are a couple of points worth remembering. This wasn’t some chance meeting between Larry Amero and Jonathon Bacon in Kelowna. They were making a huge scene on that stupid boat Steroids and Silicone. They went very public with their association. We knew this was not a new friendship. We just couldn’t prove it before because it was on the QT. All we could prove is that Larry’s friends were friends with friends of the Bacon brothers.
The key thing to remember here is how despised the Bacon brothers are. They have been implicated in the Surrey Six murder where two innocent bystanders were executed. That created a huge public outcry. The Bacon brothers took over the leadership of the Red scorpions who used to be affiliated with the UN and had beef with the Haney Hells angels. It was no coincidence that a relative of Spike, a senior Haney Hells Angel, was also with them in Kelowna. Larry sent his ex, Sarah Treble, who he shared a car lease with, along with the UN guys that shot at the Bacon brothers outside Tbarz. It was a political move of showing support without being there in person.
At that time the Hells Angels were playing the UN. Supporting them on one hand and supporting their enemies on the other, at the same time. Some people asked if I thought the Hells angels put the hit on Larry because they were upset with him associating with Jonathon Bacon. No I do not.
First of all, the Hells Angels would not have hired a hit when one of their own nieces was present. I still say her becoming paralyzed was an absolute tragedy. It was tragic that it happened and it was tragic her uncle and cousin put her in that high risk situation.
Second, Larry doesn’t do business for the club without approval of the club. The Surrey Six murder had an objective. They wanted to take over the leadership of the Red Scorpions which they did. Only under the despised Bacon brother leadership they’ve turned it into the Red Lobsters with that cheap karate school logo.
I think the UN hired a very professional hit on Jonathon Bacon. I think the UN finally started to do the math in prison. A couple of UN guys had some serious beatings in prison before that. The Bacon brothers most certainly don’t control the prisons but the Hells Angels do. That must have made a light go on for them. Hearing that Larry Amero was bragging about his association with Jonathon Bacon must have made another light go on for them.
So where’s Waldo now? Witnesses claim they saw Larry and Jonathon together last summer at Nabil’s wedding in Ontario. Some claim Larry went back to Ontario with the Nabil brothers. I personally have no idea.
However, another connection that everyone seems to be missing is that guy Jeremy Bettan who was shot dead in Walnut Grove. He wasn’t from Montreal, he was from Walnut Grove. He was a friend of Larry Amero. He’d been to Montreal on business for Larry but he was from here and was a friend of Larry. Him getting shot dead was significant.
Earl W. Brian and the CIA
We’ve already talked about the October Surprise and how it isn’t very surprising or earth shattering. This time I want to get into the investment fraud that funded it and how it was tied to Canadian Companies as well as two foreign intelligence agencies.
Earl W. Brian served in the California Cabinet of Governor Reagan. He was also a CIA agent that embezzled $50 million from Nesbitt Thompson’s clients and went to jail for fraud. He was released from prison in 2002.
The four shell companies Earl Brian used to embezzle the money were: Clinical Sciences Inc., Hadron Inc., Biotech Capital Inc., and American Cytology Services Inc. These were pump and dump stocks that he convinced Nesbitt Thomson to recommend to their clients. Nesbitt Thomson was a Canadian brokerage firm.
Guardian Capital was another company in Toronto tied to the scam because it was illegal to trade some of these companies in Canada, namely Biotech Capital. They had to set up magic shell accounts for the marks to use to invest in the pump and dump stocks used in the scam. One source claims Guardian Capital was tied to Gurston Ira Rosenfeld whom was tied to the Mossad and Janos Pasztor who was tied to the CIA.
Nesbitt Thompson was a very well established and reputable brokerage firm. When Dean Nesbitt died from a skiing accident in 1978, the company was taken over by Jon Brian Aune and Brian Jasson Steck. Our source claims Aune was a bit of a playboy which was very different from the years of stable tradition the company had know prior to that time. Steck was a Zionist tied to the Mossad. You laugh but remember this was the same time period as Trans World Arms another Montreal firm that was tied to arms dealing in Nicaragua durring Iran Contra. That was a separate deal involving Emmanuel Von Weigensburg also known as Manny.
After he had embezzled $50 million from Nesbitt Thompson clients, Earl Brian took $40 million with him to Paris where he was alleged to have met George Bush Sr. and William Casey from the CIA so they could bribe the Iranians to keep the American hostages another 90 days to discredit Jimmy Carter and help Ronald Reagan win the election against him. As I’ve said before, this allegation known as the October Surprise is not surprising or earth shattering.
What I find interesting is how they used investment fraud and Canadian companies to raise the money for the operation. That’s $50 million embezzled from Nesbitt Thompson less a $10 million finders and keep your mouth shut in prison fee for Earl. I guess I am surprised to hear of Israeli and American intelligence agencies operating in Canada. I’m even more surprised to hear of them using investment fraud and Canadian companies to fund raise for black ops. Al Martin has explained how investment fraud was a tool they used to raise money for Iran contra. I guess it’s hard to believe until you actually see it in action. Not surprisingly, I am told that Earl Brian was also involved in some penny stock scams on the VSE before it was closed down for fraud.
The key thing with Earl Brian and the CIA is the web of Canadian shell companies they used to embezzle the money which was not only tied to the CIA but also to Mossad. Brian was charged but they weren’t. If that many Canadian shell companies were ATMs for the CIA and for the Mossad back then, what are they using now and how does that affect our current banking system which just received a $65 billion bailout that taxpayers are now having to make up.
Harper removes all CSIS accountability
The Vancouver Province is reporting that The Harper government did away with an office mandated to oversee the activities of Canada's spies Thursday, a move critics say opens the door to abuses of power by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
The Office of the Inspector-General of CSIS played a key role in ensuring Canada's spies don't break the law, according to Jez Littlewood, head of the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies.
Let’s connect the dots and take a look at the pattern that keeps repeating itself. Remember Harper’s pal Arthur Porter? He was the chair of that committee that was “supposed” to be a CSIS watchdog. He resigned after his questionable ties to an Israeli arms dealer was made public.
That was last November. Now, after the anti corruption committee was shown to be corrupt, they are doing away with that office entirely so CSIS will have absolutely no accountability whatsoever. This is really wrong. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see how wrong it is.
Ben-Menashe, the “lobbyist” that the former chair of this committee was tied to, wrote a memoirs called Profits of War, filled with accounts of international espionage and conspiracies he says he either participated in or was privy to. These spy agencies need more accountability now more than ever, not less. Stephen Harper is doing some very serious things to destroy our liberty. He is not a Conservative. He is a neo con.
Ben-Menashe also testified in 1991 that he had personally witnessed George H. W. Bush attend a meeting with members of the Iranian government in Paris in October 1980, as part of a covert Republican Party operation — the so-called October Surprise — to have the 52 U.S hostages then held in Iran remain there until President Jimmy Carter, who was negotiating their release, had lost the 1980 presidential election to Ronald Reagan. Imagine that. I’m working on the Canadian connection to that incident as we speak.
More BC Mayors on Pot
More BC Mayors have joined with the present and former Vancouver Mayors to call for the legalization and taxation of pot. Clearly about 50% of the population support the legalization of Marijuana. Even more than that support the decriminalization of pot. So we see Harper do the exact opposite and instead of implementing mandatory minimum sentences for violent crime or hard drugs like crack or meth, he implements mandatory minimums for growing pot which will break our overburdened courts and prisons leaving violent crime and prolific offenders not dealt with.
As I’ve said before I support decriminalization of pot. Pot is totally different that crack or meth and should be treated differently. I’m not comfortable with legalization. Smoking pot while you’re driving is irresponsible. Yet I am told in one Okanagan town it is common. There are way too many people out there that smoke way too much pot. I’m not going to keep repeating myself on the issue but I will point out that the more Mayors joining together calling for the legalization of pot, the more extreme Harper goes in the opposite direction. I do agree decriminalization is the answer.
Another BC Gangster gunned down in Mexico
Hang down your head Tom Dooley. Kim Bolan is reporting that Long-time B.C. gangster Tom Gisby has been gunned down in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. He was shot in the head as he was buying coffee at a Starbucks in the Mexican resort town Friday night. Gisby's motor home was targeted in an attempted bombing near Whistler in January so he went to Mexico for an extended stay in late January.
The Fraser Valley-born drug trafficker and importer had been involved in the drug trade in B.C. for more than 20 years and had connections with major crime figures from the Hells Angels to the Dhak group. The late Gurmit Dhak, who was gunned down outside Metrotown mall in October 2010, was very close to Gisby. I guess that would put him on the Red and White hit list.
Is anyone still claiming the Hells Angels aren't involved in the Vancouver gang war?
Iron Order mc New Brunswick
One blog reader forwarded a link to a new club in New Brunswick that the patron saints, Bacchus, don't seem to be too happy about. The aging rebel wrote about them in the States. Looks like they’re setting up shop here in BC too. It’s hard to think they’re not kissing 81 ass if they’re setting up in Victoria. The Hells Angels have a chapter in Nanaimo and there’s a huge drug trade in Victoria.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Take a Hike program spotlighted
The Metro Vancouver News wrote an article about the Take a Hike program expanding into other BC communities. This is a good program. Getting at risk youth out of the city helps them put things into perspective.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Dramatic Jewelry Heist in Victoria
There was a dramatic daytime robbery at a jewelry store in downtown Victoria today. Thanks to observant citizens and one quick thinker who got a video clip of the suspect escaping on his cell phone, the suspects were quickly apprehended. Interesting to note that the VPD has increased their presence in the downtown core where drug related crime is adversely affecting businesses in the area. It reinstills the fact that the drug trade drains business it does not feed business. Stopping the public sale of crack helps reduce crime and increase business revenue.
The VPD incentive included getting drug dealers and prolific offenders red zoned which means they would be banned from the downtown core by way of court order. If you have been convicted of selling drugs downtown or stealing from people or businesses, then getting them banned as a term of probation is wise and within reach. Committing crime is not a charter right.
Harper reopens abortion debate
One of Harper’s MPs has introduced a private members bill reopening the abortion debate . I am not a fan of abortion on demand as a form of birth control nor am I a fan of late term abortion. When the health of the mother is at risk abortion is automatic. In cases of incest and rape, it is a personal and private decision.
What I do find ironic is that the debate has returned when Harper promised it wouldn’t. That seems to be a consistent problem for Harper’s credibility. As they said on the news, Harper could easily have told his MP not to introduce the bill. He certainly hasn’t had a problem with forcing MPs to tow the party line before.
The concern I have is when a politician pimps the church for their own personal gain. Jeb Bush made a huge scene in Florida denying a woman from having an abortion who was raped. I find that both extreme and hypocritical. Why is it that the most dishonest businessmen that are consistently involved with investment fraud champion some other religious cause to distract the world from their own misdeeds?
I shun extremism. Shooting abortion doctors is extreme. So is the hateful rage against anyone who dares ask moral questions about abortion. Our laws are framed on morals. The law says it is illegal to commit murder and shoot your ex. That law is based on a moral judgment. Some extremists get rageful when you express the truthful concern that abortion stops a beating heart. That rage completely disregards the rights of a father who might want a child the mother doesn’t. My father was adopted. I’m glad his biological mother did not have an abortion.
Abortion is a private and passionate topic. Yet the discussion cannot exist without a reference to morals because that is what our laws are framed on. The conclusion that it is wrong to steal is a moral judgment. I knew a woman in Ireland who deeply regretted her abortion. She told me in confidence that she kept having nightmares of hacked up pieces of baby screaming. I thought to myself that’s sure not something you hear at an abortion clinic. Parenthood is no easy task. Neither is child birth. Yet every decision has a consequence. Calmly and rationally discussing all options and all consequences is imperative in any serious life changing decision.
Michael Lawrence testifies at Hells Angel murder trial
Michael Lawrence testified at Leslie Douglas Greenwood murder trial. Lawrence pleaded guilty last January to three counts of first-degree murder in the September 2000 deaths of Charles Maddison, 55, Barry Kirk Mersereau, 48, and Mersereau’s wife, Nancy Paula Christensen, 47.
Because of his guilty pleas and the fact that others have been charged with the Mersereau and Christensen deaths, details of the killings have never been made public. That is until Lawrence’s testimony Wednesday during the trial of Leslie Douglas Greenwood, 41, also charged with the first-degree murders of Mersereau and Christensen. Lawrence is the key witness for the Crown, which is arguing that the murders were Hells Angels-ordered, execution-style killings.
Michael Riconosciuto and Hurricane Carter
Hurricane Carter was a boxer who was racially profiled and wrongfully imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit. They made a movie about his story and Bob Dylan sang a song about him.
Conversely, Michael Riconosciuto is a CIA whistleblower who was wrongfully imprisoned after testifying at a Congressional Hearing. Within a week of Riconosciuto's testimony he was arrested by Federal Agents. Even while under arrest, he was subpoenaed to testify before a U.S. Federal Grand Jury seated to hear the INSLAW case. On Thursday, November 12, 1991 Riconosciuto made a declaration to the court. After the declaration was filed his wife, Bobbie, was arrested in Napa on the eve of his testifying at Federal Grand Jury.
The thing is, everybody knows the CIA has a long standing tradition of arms dealing, drug smuggling and money laundering. Everybody knows about Mena Arkansas. Everybody knows the PROMIS software the CIA sold Canada had a Trojan horse in it. In the INSLAW case Mike testified in, a Federal Bankruptcy Court ruled that the Justice Department was deceitful and stole the $6 million software package. In 1996, Earl W. Brian was convicted on ten counts of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison. He was released in 2002. The problem is, nobody cares. There’s no reason to keep Michael Riconosciuto in prison any more.
The RCMP investigated Michael Riconosciuto and the INSLAW case. They know he was wrongly imprisoned. The frustrated investigating officers said no one outside of law enforcement will ever know what happened because they aren’t allowed to say what they found. Here’s the problem: Keeping an unlawful state secret is unlawful. It makes one an accessory to the crime.
Appeal court rules Harkat deserves a new hearing
The Federal Court of Appeal says Mohamed Harkat deserves a new hearing to determine if he's a threat to national security. This is the guy that Canada imprisoned based on information from the CIA which turned out to be false. So instead of saying sorry we made a mistake and open themselves up for a law suit, they've found a technicality to drag it on and give him another chance at a hearing. How about let him go now that you know he was wrongfully imprisoned on false information.
The court said it was unfair that the Ottawa man was not allowed to see top-secret summaries of phone conversations recorded by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service between 1996 and 1998. Now all of a sudden CSIS claims the recordings are missing because they destroyed them. Bullshit. They knowingly imprisoned an innocent man. This is why we should not let them destroy the Constitution and the Charter of Rights. This is why they shouldn't have secret CIA "black-site" prisons that torture suspects without a fair trial.
The goal of the Justice for Mohamed Harkat web site is to abolish the use of security certificates in Canada which enables the federal government to detain and deport permanent residents and non-citizens without charge and to deny them access to the evidence related to their detention.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Harper wants to stay in Afghanistan
No wonder Stephen Harper wants to stay in Afghanistan. It's a big money maker now that the allies have returned Afghanistan to being the worlds largest suppliers of opium after the Taliban had it almost completely shut down in 2001. That created the panic and the shortage. Based on UNODC data, there has been more opium poppy cultivation in each of the past four growing seasons (2004–2007) than in any one year during Taliban rule. In the year 2000, several years after they captured Kabul, the Taliban banned opium production, slashing Afghan opium production from about 76% of word production in 2000 to 6% in 2001.
It is tragic Eight soldiers died of drug overdoses between 2010 and 2011. I guess that's what they call the casualties of doing business. Julie Couillard claimed that her boyfriend at the time, Maxime Bernier told her that the war in Afghanistan had nothing to do with promoting democracy. It was about control of the opium trade. Then again the Taliban did decide not to let UNICOL build that gas pipeline right before they were invaded. After the invasion that decision was reversed. No I don't see us leaving Afghanistan very soon. The Neo Cons are making too much money off of it.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Murder trial with alleged Hells Angels link begins
Leslie Greenwood is starting his trial for the murder of Barry Mersereau, and his wife, Nancy Christensen. Barry was the brother of Randy Mersereau who was a former Hells Angel. Jeff Lynds confessed to shooting Randy on behalf of the Hells Angels. Randy had left the group and started selling drugs on his own instead of for the Hells Angels.
It's strange how in this trial, the claim is that Jeff Lynds, a member of the Hells Angels at the time ordered Leslie Greenwood to murder Barry and Nancy, but Jeff was never charged. There have been all kinds of speculation about Jeff making a plea bargain. He ended up committing suicide in prison, so we are told. I just find it strange that the shooter is being charged while the one that ordered the hit is not. Idealistically, if the Hells Angels ordered a murder, that criminal organization should be tried for the murder as an organization.
It's also strange how Jeff Lynds' nephew is also being charged in Barry and Nancy's murder when Jeff wasn't. Charges against Greenwood were dropped in Randy's murder but are proceeding against him in Barry and Nancy's murder. Leslie's lawyer claimed that there have been no deals made between his client and the crown. We're still waiting on word who killed Rusty and Ellen.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Terry Reed and the CIA
We've talked about Gary Webb. The pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist who committed suicide by shooting himself in the head twice. He was the one that claimed the CIA were responsible for the LA Crack epidemic in the /80's. He claimed it was all tied to Arms going to the Contras in Nicaragua and cocaine coming back as payment. After the character assassination he experienced when he published a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News, he documented everything in his book, Dark Alliance.
We've also talked about how former LAPD officer Mike Rupert came forward supporting Webbs allegation. As did Nicaraguan DEA agnet Cele Castillo. We've talked about Bo Gritz, retired Navy Intelligence officer Al Martin's book as well as CIA Agent Barry Seals involvement with drug smuggling out of Mena Arkansas. We've even talked about former CIA operative Chip Tatum who claimed he opened up a box he was flying in to Mena marketed Medical supplies. He claimed he opened it up because he heard another piolt was once given a bomb to ship which exploded en route. Tatum claimed the box marked medical supplies he opened was full of cocaine.
All these different testimonies, silenced one by one, continue to paint a pretty clear and credible picture of what really went on in Mena when Bill Clinton was Governor. The next source we need to look at is former CIA agent Terry Reed. After Time magazine made a similar character assassination campaign against him like Gary Webb experience he documented everything just like Gary Webb did in a book called Compromised: Clinton, Bush, and the CIA.
Mena was all about arms dealing, drug smuggling and money laundering. It was also tied to BCCI. The reason why it is still relevant is because they were recently caught doing the same thing in Operation Fast and Furious. The reason it is still relevant is because BCCI was a bank that collapsed because of it. The reason it is still relevant is because Hillary Clinton is still in office. Witnesses claim she was directly involved in the program in Mena through the Rose law firm.
It's time to take a look at Terry Reed's claims in his book Compromised. The real concern isn't the recent secret service idiots who were caught trying to stiff a prostitute in Columbia. If you look at the picture of one of the suspects when he was watching Sarah Palin and the ridiculous comments he made on facebook about it, that guy is not dangerous. If he had half a brain he'd be dangerous. He's an idiot. He's just a mall cop with delusional fantasies about James Bond. The dangerous secret service agents are the ones that will violate the oath of office to defend the constitution and use lethal force to protect unlawful state secrets. Those agents are dangerous.
It is also worth studying Nugan Hand, the Australian "investment bank" that collapsed in a spectacular fashion in 1980. When banks collapse because of the CIAs arms dealing, drug smuggling and money laundering, that affects the public interest.
However, even before Mena, Arkansas was The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity In The Global Drug Trade written by Alfred W. McCoy as part of his PHD thesis at Yale. The CIA traficking drugs in not a conspericy theory. It is a longstanding tradition.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Abbotsford police issue public safety warning
Abbotsford police have issued a public safely warning about an alleged gang member who they believe is at risk. Chad Weber is an alleged associate of the UN Gang and was sentenced to a 60-day jail sentence in 2011 on a drug charge. Now police have reason to believe a hit has been put on him which would put others at risk.
Just like the police warned the public about a hit on the Bacon brothers. That certainly materialized when Jonathon Bacon was gunned down with Larry Amero in Kelowna. The police have also issued a similar warning about members of the Dhak-Duhre group who were in conflict with the Hells Angels. Many of them have been publically executed since that warning. Doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out who's responsible. Now, a member of the UN is being targeted. Well we know he's not being targeted by the Dhak-Duhre group.
Maple Ridge man charged after violent crime spree in East Vancouver
A career criminal from Maple ridge has been arrested after a crime spree in East Vancouver. Kevin Vern Beaulieu, 40, is charged with robbery, two counts of motor vehicle theft, possession of a dangerous weapon and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Vancouver police said the suspect first stole a truck and collided with another vehicle - injuring the driver. He then dumped the vehicle and ran up to an 80-year-old woman sitting in her car and allegedly cut her in the neck.
Kenneth Lavallee's appeal gets longer sentence
A New Westminster man who was sentenced to five years in prison for kidnapping, robbing and beating a man who sold drugs for him has had his sentence increased from five to eight years on appeal.
Kenneth Lavallee, 41, pleaded guilty to the May 2009 abduction of Robert Chartwell, who sold and delivered drugs for him. The appeal court increased the sentence after concluding that the sentencing judge did not properly account for the likelihood that Kenneth M. Lavallee would violently reoffend.
Lavallee, 41, who had a 20-year criminal record, was sentenced last year in provincial court to five years in prison for kidnapping and robbery, and received concurrent sentences for dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle while prohibited and possession of cocaine.
After the sentencing judge gave Lavallee 51 months credit for pre-trial custody, his actual sentence was only nine months. The Crown appealed.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Meerholz brothers in Prince George
Meerholz brothers have turned themselves in to answer in kidnapping and assault charges in Prince George. Frankie Meerholz has been awaiting deportation and has ties to the Game Tight Soliders who as we know answer to the Hells Angels. In a press release, police say the offences are drug-related and targeted.
The Baseball Team and the Alberta Warriors
There has been a guilty plea in the Brian Mcfarlane murder. Court documents claim that both parties were members of rival gangs and that those responsible for his murder were members of the Alberta Warriors.
The court document claims Brian Mcfarlane was a member of a rival gang and that is why he was targeted. It doesn’t name his gang but we know that members of the Baseball Team were charged in Grand Prairie’s largest cocaine bust not long after that murder.
At the time of that cocaine bust, sources told us that the Baseball Team were a puppet club for the Hells Angels and that they saw Hells Angels gear in the GP Baseball Team’s clubhouse. Other sources told us that Brian Mcfarlane was an enforced for the Baseball Team and was responsible for similar swarming and beatings that did him in. Although I totally oppose swarming, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that steroids don’t make you bullet proof. Just ask Larry Amero.
30th Anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights
The 30th anniversary of the charter of rights has come and gone. The Harper government has not said a word about it but I most certainly will. It’s sad to see a political party refuse to acknowledge any success of their political “opponents.”
I attended a regional conference of a trade union once. Someone from another “political party” spoke on an issue and I spoke after them. I cited the person and said they said three things that I agreed with, this this and this. Yet they also said three things I disagreed with and proceeded to explain why I disagreed with those other three points.
After I spoke a senior member of my “political party” leaned over and chastised me. They said you never acknowledge any success of your enemy. You always try to make them look bad. I thought that was so petty. No two people agree on every issue yet no too people disagree on every issue either. Building on common ground and admitting there are things that we do agree about is a good thing.
I’m not a big fan of Paul Martin, but I am a big fan of the Charter of Rights. I think that is a wonderful document. Even as we speak, Harper and his warrantless internet surveillance and his support for off shore prison camps are trying to remove those sacred rights.
Some passionately criticize the Charter of Rights claiming it is incomplete because it doesn’t mention property rights. Perhaps, but it does mention many other important things that others are currently trying to take away from us. One blog reader claims that people don’t realize how much they lost with the introduction of the Charter of Rights as all those rights were already entrenched in British common law. I disagree. Yes many of those rights were already entrenched in British common law. But I don’t agree we lost any of those rights in the Charter.
That’s like saying the American Revolution was pointless because all the rights in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights was already to be found in British common law. Maybe so but they weren’t all being enforced. The Bill of Rights spells out protection for individual rights and freedoms which is a good thing.
Likewise the Canadian Charter of Rights is a very good thing. Like the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, it is a measuring stick that we should compare new invasive laws with like off shore prison camps and warrantless surveillance with. Three cheers for the Canadian Charter of Rights. Lest we forget, dark forces are trying to rob us of those inherent rights as we speak.
The Rise of Thomas Mulclair
I saw a commercial on TV last night about Thomas Mulclair picking up where Jack Layton left off. I have to admit it was a positive message and I highly doubt that it was paid for with tax dollars like the dishonest ads for the HST. I didn’t say a word about the NDP leadership race at the time because I really had nothing to say about it. I didn’t really know the candidates and I just wanted the democratic process to fulfill it’s course which it did.
I was happy to hear that Thomas Mulclair was from Quebec. My first thought during the leadership race was why wasn’t the interim leader that Jack Layton assigned running? Quebec needed a voice. They deserved a voice for their huge support during the last election. Jack Layton did more for Canadian National unity than any other politician before him. All the Bloc Quebecois “separatists” joined his vision for a united Canada. That is a good thing.
I was also happy to hear that Mulclair did not want to merge with the Liberals. No disrespect to the Liberals. I do think they have every right to exist and I don’t think they deserved to be wiped off the face of the map at the last election like Conservatives did after the Brian Mulroney disaster.
One of the political commentators on TV cited the fact that Thomas Mulclair doesn’t want to merge with the Liberals and suggested that he wanted to crush them. Yet I see no evidence of that. Everyone agrees the Harper government wants to crush them. That’s a given. That is their MO. The Robocall scandal is further evidence to that fact. Yet I really don’t think that’s the MO of Jack Layton or Thomas Mulclair.
Political analysists also claim that Thomas Mulclair wants to bring the party to the centre. That may well be the case but I really want us to rise above linear politics and these left and right stereotypes that have fed misconceptions for so long. We need to look at issues not serotypes. “The NDP will tax and spend.” Well the NeoCons and their pork barrel politics are quite capable of that. The only difference is that the NeoCons steal from the public and give it to their insider friends as well as the fat banks and corporations.
I really don’t think Jack Layton or the NDP would steal a soldier’s pension to give the banks a bailout that they didn’t need. I really don’t think the NDP would raise the age of retirement and reduce seniors benefits into poverty. I think they would find some other way. Like making sure the rich and the big corporations pay some tax instead of no tax.
I really don’t think Jack Layton or the NDP would wage war with the environment and obsess about removing any protections for the environment that we currently have. I think Jack Layton and the NDP represent responsibility and sustainability not dishonest, mean spirited removal of individual rights with warrantless surveillance and tax paid propaganda. I don’t support all the misguided stereotypes about the NDP but I do think Thomas Mulclair is a step forward in protecting individual rights that the Harper government is trampling on and I do think Thomas Mulclair has a vision of building the kind of Canada I want to live in. Je me souviens.
CIA Stiffs Prostitute in Columbia
Well this one speaks for itself. Members of the US secret service were caught hiring the services of prostitutes in Columbia. Not only that, one agent tried to stiff the prostitute he agreed to pay and was caught arguing with her about it in public. Not only cheap but not very bright either. These aren’t the president’s men though. No more than they were for Kennedy.
Two Secret service supervisors in the ordeal are David Randall Chaney and Greg Stokes. I'm not sure which one stiffed the prostitute. Seemingly this is nothing new.
Now there are six agents who have left as a result of the scandal. The spin doctors are trying to blame Obama.
Friday, April 20, 2012
India conducts nuclear missile tests
I find this double standard somewhat bizarre. Everyone was rightfully freaking out when North Korea was defiantly conducting nuclear missile tests. Now India does the same thing and no one cares. It’s OK because they’re an ally. It’s not OK. It’s not OK just because we are selling them the nuclear missile technology. It is irresponsible. It is a double standard to freak out about Iran and North Korea having nuclear capabilities while we sell it and promote it to whoever else we want to. That is so wrong.
I understand the dynamics of the balance of power. I also understand the futility of nuclear war and the responsible steps toward nuclear disarmament. Selling nuclear technology and promoting it for profit is so wrong. Worshiping the almighty dollar is self defeating. Greed always consumes itself in the end.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Idiot on a Motorcycle in BC posts video of him weaving in and out of traffic
The loser of the year award goes to the idiot who posted a video of him weaving in and out of traffic and center lining at high speeds. Police have identified the motorcycle which belongs to an Esquimalt woman. Her 25 year old son is the one accused to have been riding the motorcycle since he has a record of speeding and driving without insurance. The news caught the idiot bragging on facebook. Now the punk is making his mother take the fall for it. That earns him the eternal finger and the thumb on the forehead.
Of course the Booby prize once again goes to Mike Robatzek, the Whiterock Hells Angel who was caught doing the same thing on video with a pink princess seat on the back of his bike. Some kids just never grow up.
That's something we make fun of young kids for doing. Not senior citizens in a mid life crisis. It is irresponsible and immature. Center lining at high speeds in traffic. What if someone changes lanes? If you want to commit suicide jump off a bridge. Don't put others at risk.
Harper closes two Prisons
This is so insane it is criminal. I was speaking with a guy who was protesting for greater judicial accountability for repeat offenders of property theft. He said he saw Stephen Harper during the election. My fist thought was did you kick him in the ass for me? He said he shook his hand and thanked him for more money for prisons. I gagged and said, Did you know as soon as Harper got elected on a tough on crime platform, he cut funding for the RCMP and the Gang Task Force? He looked puzzled and said no.
Now they have reached into the outer realms of absurdity and are closing two large prisons in Ontario because, contrary to popular belief, his government's tough-on-crime legislation has not significantly increased Canada's prison population. Instead, it's simply kept offenders behind bars longer, he said.
"The influx of new prisoners originally predicted is not materializing," Toews said.
The closures will save $120 million a year, the minister said, adding the government has no intention of building new prisons. Instead, it will move current prisoners to other facilities. Holy Crack Pipes Batman Stephen Harper is the Anti Christ.
We complained about how their insanely over reaching crime legislation implemented mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crime but not for prolific offenders or violent crime. We complained about the fact that our under funded and over burdened prisons and courts couldn't handle the influx of nonviolent offenders and it would prevent us from dealing with the real issue, violent and prolific offenders.
So what was their response? Rage and denial. Oh and stalking of course. Kim Bolan made a simple post about how the new legislation will cost more money and she was overwhelmed with their rapid response as they absurdly denied it. Now they dive into deep space to "prove their point" when they are Wrong Wrong Wrong. This is a sad day for Canada. That kind of absurd spin doctor stalking and squawking is treasonous. The Reform Party talked about polling the electorate. Stephen Harper does not.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Hells Angels still under fire in Australia
The series of drive-by shootings that erupted in Sydney's west in the early hours of Tuesday was part of a simmering feud between two rival bikie gangs going back more than a year. Four of the five premises targeted in the violent attacks yesterday were homes and businesses linked to members of the Hells Angels.
Paul Porter pleads guilty to cocaine possession
Java the Hut spared his girlfriend a potential criminal record and prison sentence Tuesday, admitting instead he was the one who possessed nearly a quarter of a kilogram of cocaine found in her purse on the front seat of his vintage Cadillac Deville. Wow, that's not very HA like. Usually they'd rather their own son go to jail for them instead of taking the fall themselves.
VANDU plagues City Hall
About 100 protesters stormed Vancouver City Hall on Tuesday, concerned about gentrification in the Downtown Eastside and disruption of the local drug trade. Only in Canada.
I'm all for free speech and lawful assembly. I also support democracy and sanity. VANDU are a bunch of spoilt brats that has held Vancouver hostage for far too long. Vancouver Drug Users Association. A bunch of freaks from Xanadu. They are complaining new developments in East Vancouver will disrupt the drug trade. Just how is that supposed to be a bad thing? Homelessness is one thing, enabling the drug trade is another.
Are we going to cater to the Association of Thieves and Muggers as well as the Coalition of people engaged in Break and Enters as wel land any other criminal activity? The drug problem in East Vancouver is a problem. It's out of control and anyone with a heart would want to help the situation improve not continue to perpetuate the horror and abuse forever.
Looks like I'm not the only one that feels this way. The Vancouver Province just ran a follow up called "The sooner the DTES is fixed up the better."
I wholeheartedly agree with your editorial that cleaning up Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is a must. I have travelled to many lovely cities around the world, but still find Vancouver to be the loveliest. The idyllic setting, with the ocean, Stanley Park and mountains just cannot be beaten.
That being said, those of us brave enough to wander onto East Hastings Street get a rude awakening. There just is no way that area should be allowed to continue in its deplorable state. Visitors should not have to run a gauntlet of beggars and drug pushers.
Larry Comeau, Ottawa
See what happens when you give crackheads an Insite centre for them to shoot up in for free.
Now they occupy Vancouver City Hall because a new condo development will disrupt their illegal drug trade. What a joke!
Shawn Storey, Surrey
The Downtown Eastside has had decades to sort out its problems with drug addiction. If gentrification is the only way to rid this area of the scourge of drugs, so be it. Everything else hasn't worked.
John Clench, Vancouver
Killer claims Victims of massacre were 'not innocent'
This is tragic and shows a connection between politics and crime. The wacko who committed mass murder in Norway has started his trial. What a freak. He claims the children he murdered were not innocent. He killed them because of their political affiliation. They were youth attending a labour conference.
They weren't Communists,they weren't Socialists,they were Labour. Abraham Lincoln once said said “If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.”
Even if they were Communists, Pastor Niemoeller once said:
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a communist; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Freedom of association is an inherit right in a Free Republic. Removing that right is treason. It violates the Constitution and the oath of the President.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Neil Heywood and Jack Abramoff
Two cases of corruption in the news.
On the right we have Jack be Nimble:
A former partner of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a fraudulent casino boats deal testified Wednesday that an associate with purportedly high-level links to New York’s Gambino crime family ordered the 2001 slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman.
Adam Kidan, who purchased the SunCruz Casinos fleet with Abramoff in 2000, pointed the finger at 73-year-old Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello at a pretrial hearing. Kidan, 47, said Moscatiello told him face-to-face he was behind the shooting death of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis by a New York-based mob hit man.
Abramoff and Kidan both pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges and served prison time in the $147.5 million purchase of SunCruz from Boulis. Abramoff, once a high-powered lobbyist in the nation’s capital, also was convicted of bribery and corruption involving numerous public officials.
This case connects a lobbyist in Washington convicted of bribery and corruption involving numerous public officials who ends up getting whacked by the mob. Makes ya kinda wonder who hired the mob to do the hit now doesn't it. National Heritage, Goerge Bush and John Gotti. What do those three have in common?
On the left, Neil Young:
The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader's wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said.
It was the first time a specific motive has been revealed for Neil Heywood's murder last November, a death which ended Chinese leader Bo Xilai's hopes of emerging as a top central leader and threw off balance the Communist Party's looming leadership succession.
Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, asked Heywood late last year to move a large sum of money abroad, and she became outraged when he demanded a larger cut of the money than she had expected due to the size of the transaction, the sources said.
She accused him of being greedy and hatched a plan to kill him after he said he could expose her dealings, one of the sources said, summarizing the police case. Both sources have spoken to investigators in Chongqing, the southwestern Chinese city where Heywood was killed and where Bo had cast himself as a crime-fighting Communist Party leader.
Briton in a Chinese Scandal Reportedly Brokered Overseas Money Transfers, New York Times.
I'm not sure what money the Chinese Communists would be laundering. Communists are usually like, if you sell drugs in our country, we will shoot you dead. Problem solved.Kinda like the IRA. However, I do know an author from Montreal that said something about trying to find the Hells angels money laundering ring in China.
Nevertheless, this Jack Abramoff has a web of interesting associates.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Trevor Jones Disclaimer
OK I think I screwed up. This is a picture of Trevor Jones wanted in the US for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Cocaine. This is Randy Jones brother. The other picture I posted appears to be of Trevor and Randy's brother in law who also works for Dank Energy drinks or at least was wearing a Dank T-shirt he got from one of his brother in laws. I'm still working on tracing back my original links as to how the error was made. My bad. Trevor is however still a fugitive and Randy is still the Walrus. The brother in law wasn't so butt ugly.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Bridgewater Brothel, Dartmouth Virus
This is interesting timing. Right after the Darksiders move into Bridgewater, NS a new brothel gets busted there. A 30-year-old Halifax woman was arrested this week in Bridgewater for allegedly operating a brothel in the town, police say. Bridgewater Mayor Carroll Publicover said the arrest did not come as a surprise to him. Publicover said it's a Halifax problem that is spilling over into his town, about 100 kilometres away.
"We have, I think, a situation where anything that's happening in HRM, whether it's prostitution or drug use, all those things that you find in large urban centres are now happening in areas as far as 100 kilometres away," he said.
Gee, what organized crime group do we know of that spreads like an STD from inner cities to take over smaller towns and infect them with their viruses?
Speaking of viruses, today there was a big meeting of affiliates at the Darksiders clubhouse in Dartmouth. That's the one that used to be owned by the Hells Angels. Isn't that surprising.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Goldman Sachs - take the money and run
Conflicting reports about Goldman Sachs CEO's pay raise. The Washington Post claims Goldman Sachs Group Inc. awarded Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein $12.4 million in compensation for 2011, down 35 percent from a year earlier, as the firm’s profit and stock fell.
Yet Sympatico Finance is reporting that Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein's compensation increased 14.5 percent to $16.2 million in 2011 despite a sharp decline in profits and share price during the year, leaving the bank open to more attacks on its pay policies. Sounds like a lot of manipulation of numbers to me.
Last June it was reported that After Taking A $10 Billion Bailout, Goldman Sachs Announces It Will Outsource 1,000 Jobs To Singapore.
When a partial disclosure of where the bail out money went was released, Chuck Grassley said, "We thought originally we were bailing out AIG. Then later on ... we learned that the money flowed through AIG to a few big banks, and now we know that the money went from these few big banks to dozens of financial institutions all around the world."
Grassley said he was reserving judgment on the appropriateness of U.S. taxpayer money ending up overseas until he learns more about the 32 entities. Jobs being sent overseas is bad enough. Sending tax payers bailouts over sees is even worse.
I'm afraid Mitt Romney is more of the same. We had hope in Ron Paul.
Macleans Gas Rage
Looks like I'm not the only one concerned about the outrageous scam at the pumps these day. It made the cover of Macleans. 136.2 for regular. What a joke. How about adding all the Surrey and Vancouver gas taxes making it 143.9 in Surrey while it's 128.9 in Abbotsford.
Last year there was talk about governement intervention into this scam. This year not a word. We keep getting scammed and shafted and as long as the Oil companies keep throwing the politician tax deductible campaign contributions, not a word is said on the matter.
Another Swarming in Kelowna
Rick Dennis of Vernon, Daniel Orge of West Kelowna, and Ryan Tanner are charged with aggravated assault when they swarmed and beat a diving student who is the stepson of a First Nations leader in an unprovoked attack in Kelowna. A fourth person is being investigated.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Yellowknife drug trafficking tied to Hells Angels
CBC is reporting that a man testified that he has ties to the Hells Angels in a Yellowknife courtroom Thursday during a drug trafficking trial involving nearly $90,000 worth of marijuana and cocaine.
Robert Livingstone and Rory Moore are charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Livingstone appeared in court to testify against Moore. He testified that he got the drugs from his cousin, who is connected to the Hells Angels. Robert Livingstone has a grade three education and is an admitted drug adict.
He said that while his cousin didn’t offer him money to deliver the drugs to Yellowknife, his cousin often manipulated and bullied him into being his mule and drug runner. He said he was never told what to do with the drugs once he got to Yellowknife. Livingstone testified that he hid drugs in the truck the two were driving from B.C. to Yellowknife.
Speaking of Yellowknife, Rob Yews, owner of recently opened BB Rox, has brought popular clothing like Affliction, Christian Audigier and Ed Hardy, all makers of limited edition clothing, to Yellowknife. Wasn't he the poster boy at the Hells Angels' party in Langley?
Witness claims Rafferty stated Tori's case was drug related
One witness testified she dated Rafferty shortly after Tori was kidnapped and that she met him on Plenty of Fish. She claimed Rafferty obsessed over the case when he saw it on the news and told her he had all the inside information and that the case was drug related.
RCMP Costs shock local Mayors
The Vancouver Province is reporting that Mayors around B.C. say they've been blindsided by escalating costs associated with the new 20-year deal the provincial government signed with the RCMP.
In Surrey, which has the largest RCMP detachment in the country, that cost is estimated to add $6 million to $8 million to the city's budget. Mayor Dianne Watts is upset that Surrey has no say in the salary increases, even though her city has signed the agreement. "There should have been a whole-some discussion," Watts told the Surrey Now. "We got a memo."
Mayor Richard Walton said North Vancouver District will not meet the end-of-April deadline to sign on to have the RCMP continue to provide his municipality with policing services. The 20-year deal was signed March 21 by provincial Justice Minister Shirley Bond and federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.
It puts the 62 municipalities in B.C. that contract with the RCMP on the hook for annual pay raises of 1.75 per cent, 1.5 per cent and two per cent, starting Jan. 1 of this year.
Shirley Bond and Vic Toews? God help us. Those raises don't sound huge. It would be interesting to get a break down of what other salaries and expenses are like. I have heard a lot about the cost of the RCMP compared to Regional Forces. Perhaps Regional policing will be inevitable.
Ontario rejects safe injection sites
Three cheers for common sense. The National Post is reporting that Public-health experts had barely released a hefty report Wednesday urging Ontario to open five safe-injection sites for drug addicts when the province’s Health Minister weighed in.
Deb Matthews stressed that the province has no plans to implement the experts’ recommendations, as once again the forces of politics and science collide over the contentious idea of giving narcotic users a legal place to shoot up.
This isn't a matter of science versus politics. It's a matter of extremists versus common sense. Giving an alcoholic alcohol is not scientific. Today the Vancouver Province ran an article claiming that a new report recommended five new safe injections sites for Ontario. That is absolutely absurd.
Extremist wants another safe injection site
The Dark Side of Insite
Insight on Insite
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Intel tying Harkat to 'al-Qaida banker' untrue
Information from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency used by Canada to link accused Ottawa terrorist Mohamed Harkat to "al-Qaida's banker" was untrue, according to a retired senior CIA official. As published in Today's Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province.
The man "wasn't the senior member of al-Qaida that we had assessed. He wasn't even a member of al-Qaida," Glenn Carle, who interrogated the man at secret CIA "black-site" prisons in 2002, told a gathering to promote his memoir about the case, The Interrogator: An Education.
Yet as recently as 2010, Canadian Security Intelligence Service evidence before the Federal Court of Canada continued to point to Harkat's relationship with Haji Pacha Wazir as evidence of Harkat's ties to the bin Laden terror network.
1) Information from the CIA was false. No big surprise.
2) Interrogated the man at secret CIA "black-site" prisons. WTF?
Secret CIA black site prison. False information from the CIA.
Isn't anyone going to do the math?
The Interrogator: A CIA insider’s crisis of conscience. In a secret prison, a true believer in the war on terror realized he was tormenting an innocent man. Tormenting or torturing? Isn't this what due process and the Constitution is for? Sarah Palin does not understand the constitution. She's not the only one.
When he still fails to reveal anything, the CIA sends both the prisoner, known as Captus, and his interrogator to Hotel California — the CIA’s most secret detention centre — where the prisoner is tortured. Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA.
Greek Austerity on 60 Minutes
Not to flog a dead horse but there is more talk on 60 minutes about Greek cuts and complaints and continued criticism of Greece having lived beyond it’s means yet there is little talk about the investment fraud that created the Greek financial crisis. Since Greece could still fail and drag other economies down with it, it is imperative that we look at the investment fraud that created the manufactured emergency.
Jochen Zeitz, the outgoing chief executive of Puma, claimed: "This is about systematic evasion and embezzlement." What was public money is now, mysteriously, become very private money. What was public money became private money. Then it disappeared. Just like Enron or MCorp.
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