Saturday, April 30, 2016
I just wanted to throw this one out there so I can link to it. Everyone knows I am a big fan of the Gary Webb story and the US Constitution. The US Constitution as well as the Canadian Charter of Rights and the Irish Proclamation protect civl liberty in a free republic. That freedom is under fire not from a foreign enemy but from enemies within.
Gary Webb claimed the CIA was responsible for the US crack epidemic in the 1980's. Gary Webb was right. This blog has always had two founding premises. The first was that the Hells Angels are a criminal organization. The second is like unto it. That the CIA is also a criminal organization. In a democratic society, police are needed to protect the public peace. So is the military. There is no mention of the CIA in the Constitution. Giving anyone a blank cheque with no public accountability is never a good idea.
Gary Webb wasn't the first person to break the story about the CIA's involvement with drug trafficking in the Nicaraguan war. In his book Dark Alliance he admits Bob Parry broke the story years prior and it was confirmed by the Kerry Committee. Gary Webb found where the CIA's cocaine went after it arrived in the US. Freeway Ricky had no idea he was selling crack for the CIA at the time and was shocked to find out after he was incarerated.
Yet as the popular youtube video entitled Crack the CIA declares, the CIA's drug trafficking began before Nicaragua. It began in Vietnam. Bo Gritz confirmed that. In fact, the CIA created the Golden Triangle and crashed the Nugan Hand bank in Australia just like it crashed the BCCI.
Not only did war hero Bo Gritz confirm the CIA were drug trafficking in Vietnam but Terry Reed wrote a book all about it called Compromised: Bush, Clinton and the CIA. The movie Air America with Mel Gibson and Robert Downey JR was a comedy about a corrupt CIA running drugs in Vietnam. Unfortunately it was based on a true story as explained by Terry Reed.
How does all this apply to us now? If the CIA were responsible for the US crack epidemic in the 1980's then they are responsible for ours. Operation Fast and Furious is proof of it. The Hells Angels unkowingly sell crack for the CIA just like Freeway Ricky did back in LA.
In fact, former Navy Intelligence officer Al Martin claimed that the CIA did use the Hells Angels to help distribute their cocaine during Iran Contra. Al Martin claimed that Oliver North met with the president of the Hells Angels himself. That's OK. Jim Delashmit is now a preacher and Oliver North is now a Fox TV News host. So much for the Freedom of the Press.
We should be opposing the public sale of crack cocaine we shouldn't be handing out free crack pipes promoting it. Heroin is bad but crack and crystal meth is even worse. We are losing the war on drugs simply because we never fought it. "All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men and women to remain silent and do nothing." Peace.
Friday, April 29, 2016
CBC is reporting that "Multiple suspects are in custody but others may still be at large following a shooting in Prince George early this morning. The victim remains in hospital. A lockdown at Blackburn Elementary school has now been lifted."
North Surrey Secondary Lockdown
CBC reported that there was a lockdown at North Surrey Secondary school Thursday. "Surrey RCMP said officers responded to an unconfirmed report of a person with a gun at 160th Street near 96th Avenue, and the school was put under lockdown as a precaution starting at 2:50 p.m."
The Surrey Now reported that "The incident that led to North Surrey Secondary being locked down Thursday afternoon began with an argument." Police say two men who knew each other were arguing when one believed he saw the other carrying a gun and called the cops around 3 p.m.
BCTV reported that the gun call was at a residence near the school not at the school and the school lockdown was just a precaution. They posted a picture from the helicopter of seven suspects in custody. All these school lockdowns are concerning.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
CBC is reporting that "A B.C. Mountie has left the force a few days ahead of a disciplinary hearing focused on allegations of photos of the officer that were posted on a social networking site for sexual fetishists." This involves the offensive clown Jim Brown. "The disciplinary hearing on May 2, about four years after the investigation began, was to hear evidence related to five allegations of disgraceful or disorderly conduct and had been rescheduled several times."
This is the guy that posted bondage pictures of himself wearing nothing but his RCMP boots and a knife posing with a model on a BDSM website looking for willing partners. I'll tell you how offensive this scam is. The RCMP had already investigated him and found nothing illegal so they did nothing about it. Until a whistleblower went to the media. Then all of a sudden they cared.
Jim Brown launched a counter attack and sued the whistleblower for defamation. In his application he lied. He said the whistleblower had to create a profile on the BDSM website to view the pictures and that the pictures he posted were private. That was a lie. I saw them myself. The profile was public. There was even a stalker alert on it.
Jim Brown also sued the lawyer in the Missing Women's Inquiry for defamation. Turns out in the Inquiry people claimed they saw a picture of Jim Brown and Dave Pickton in a threesome. Right after that allegation was made, the Coquitlam RCMP got an illegal search warrant and seized all the whistleblowers hard drives and wiped them clean before returning them. They destroyed evidence the whistleblower needed to defend himself in the civl action. I kid you not.
What really happened was that Jim Brown simply stalled off the disciplinary hearing until he was ready to retire. CKNW reported that he claimed he is a 27-year veteran of the RCMP. He gets a full pension after 25 years That means he milked an extra two years of paid holidays by stalling off the hearing The RMP once again did nothing but aid and abet him.
The only thing shocking about the case is that he didn't get a transfer to Regional Office with Don Ray or get a promotion with Bill Fordy. That is the exact type of person Craig Callen promotes. Birds of a feather all get promoted together. (and go on "fishing" trips together) Meet the FOCCers - Friends of Craig Callen.
Jim Brown may have left the RCMP but this story isn't over yet. The Missing Women's Inquiry was *suposed* to hear evidence that off duty police officers attended parties at Piggy's Palace. That evidence still needs to be addressed. It's part of the Dianne Rock story.
CKNW posted a picture from some of his motorcycle rides traveling on paid holiday. Dave Pickton missed Willie's trial because he was on a ride to Sturgis. Hmmm...
This is yet another example of how good intentions end up making a problem worse. The Vancouver Province is reporting that "Special needs teacher Mariya Astashenkava has a morning ritual when she arrives at Lord Roberts Annex elementary school in Vancouver’s West End. Before the kids can use the playground, Astashenkava and other staff comb the area looking for used hypodermic needles left behind by drug addicts who frequent Nelson Park at night.
"Some of the discarded needles are being found in a community garden adjacent to the school, which enrols students from kindergarten to Grade 3. On Sunday, one parent found seven used needles in the garden, and parents and staff think the problem is only going to get worse as the warm weather sets in and people use the park as an overnight campground."
The National Post is reporting that Finding used drug needles in public spaces has become the new normal for Vancouver. CBC is reporting that one woman said she found a single needle in the West End garden Saturday and removed it. But Sunday morning, when her family returned to work in the garden, they found seven new ones scattered around the planters. A few weeks ago she also found one jammed in the fence that separates the garden and the school, with the sharp end just feet from the school's playground equipment.
Back in the day, needle exchanges use to be exchanges. You turn in a used needle and get a free clean needle in return. It promoted turning used needles in. Somehow they did away with that requirement and just started handing out free needles which means the old needles are discarded everywhere. There is no incentive to return them any more.
My daughter has a lot of friends from other countries. Sometimes they ask her about a news program they saw that shocked them. They say, we saw a news report that in Canada they hand out free needles for addicts to do heroin. Is that true? They cannot comprehend it. They think it is insane. They are absolutely right. Even Snoop Dog was recently shocked by the insanity. Handing out free crack pipes is criminal. That Is NOT the New York model.
Monday, April 25, 2016
BC Local News is reporting that "Police have one suspect in custody and have lifted a lockdown order following a shooting incident at a residence in Williams Lake early Monday morning." It was quite a dramatic lockdown where the schools were closed after several shots were fired into a home. As a result they caught the suspect.
I don't think we could have a lockdown in Surrey every time there was a shooting. We wouldn't be able to get anything done. Congrats on the arrest. Castanet is reporting that shots were fired into a residence on early Sunday morning in Kamloops. Two men have been arrested. Both of whom are known to the police.
Big city drug violence moving into smaller rural communities. It's all about the greed.
Update: I'm not sure if this is related but the William Lake Tribune reported earlier this month that "Three suspects were arrested Friday in relation to the disturbance on Second Avenue Wednesday, March 30, evening in Williams Lake that left a 20-year-old dead." Neil Cory Billyboy, Lashway Andrew Lulua (also known also Lashway Merritt) and Charissa Dayne Destiney Sulin were all charged with break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, unlawful discharge of a firearm with intent to wound/disfigure and breach of probation order after a gang related home invasion on On March 30. "Twenty-year-old Indi Johnny died in hospital as a result of a gunshot wound following the incident. Johnny had been released from prison just one week prior to his death." The question is, what were acused murderes doing out on bail?
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Speaking of Lee Harvey Oswald, I just watched a strange show on Netflix called Killing Oswald. His former ties to the CIA were indeed bizarre. After Vetoing Operation Northwoods, Castro didn't have a motive to assassinate Kennedy, Allen Dulles did.
The Daily Mail reported that "Former CIA director Allen Dulles ordered JFK's assassination because he was a threat to national security, a new book has claimed. Journalist David Talbot insists the head of the most potent agency during the Cold War wanted the former president removed for the good of the country." Big surprise. Allen Dulles was as dirty as they get. He was the one that proposed Operation Northwoods which Kennedy vetoed.
After Kennedy was assassinated, Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the attack on the USS Liberty.
The top picture is of Barry Seal and Felix Rodriguez with members of Operation 40 which Allen Dulles created. Wikipedia claims it was disbanded in 1970 due to allegations that an aircraft that was carrying cocaine and heroin in support of the group crashed in California. As we know, Barry Seal was a cocaine smuggling kingpin for the CIA out of Mena, Arkansas.
The bottom picture is from a previous post about a Youtube video showing that Kennedy was shot from the front not from the rear as the Warren Commission report claimed. Allen Dulles, the prime suspect in Kennedy's assassination was a member of the Warren Commission investigating his murder. In that video it clearly showed the body guards who were supposed to jump in and act as human shields in case someone was trying to shoot the president were ordered to pull back right before Kennedy was shot. Three times he was ordered to pull back and three times he questioned the order finally shrugging his shoulders expressing his confusion with the decision.
Allen Dulles recruited the Mafia
Although Kennedy vetoed Operation Northwoods he approved Operation Mongoose which was a covert attempt to overthrow Castro from within similar to Operation Ajax in Iran. Unfortunately, Allen Dulles recruited the assistance of the American Mafia. I kid you not.
Trading with the Enemy
The Guardian reported that Allen Dulles helped hide the Bush family's business dealings with Nazi Germany until they finaly had assets seized under the the Trading with the Enemy Act. Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg once stated that "The Dulles brothers were traitors." Some historians believe that Allen Dulles became head of the newly formed CIA in large part to cover up his treasonous behavior and that of his clients.
As one bog reader has pointed out the Toronto Star is reporting that "Former undercover officer suing police services board, alleging they failed to protect him - and making explosive allegations of police corruption."
"Manning alleges his identity was revealed by a high-ranking police colleague to a Hamilton crime family because Manning’s undercover work was close to exposing the officer’s criminal activity. Manning’s lawsuit includes a long list of explosive allegations of police corruption in Hamilton, which Manning claims to have learned about from his police duties and undercover work, including his network of informants, two of whom have since died violently."
CHCH is reporting that "In the court documents, Manning describes how he was attacked one night by four men while undercover. Mr. Thomas Riordan said directly to Mr. Manning, “hey cop”, before without warning all four males simultaneously began to assault Mr. Manning. Mr. Manning fought back and retreated to his undercover apartment. Manning claims he called his “handler” after the attack and was told a police cruiser was outside waiting for him. He alleges when he went outside, the same four guys attacked him again, this time with knives as an unmarked police vehicle drove by."
This is significant because it was related to a Hamilton crime family. That is the headquaters of the Calabrians who were battling the Rizzutos for control of the Montreal drug trade.
The Toronto Star summarizes that Among Manning’s claims in his lawsuit:
Hamilton police officers fraudulently claimed reward money from Crime Stoppers, and others were involved in “ripping off” drug dealers and marijuana grow operations.
Two officers have been ‘on the take’ since the ’80s. They would pay reward money to a relative and then split the proceeds.
A senior Hamilton officer sold information about the investigation into the unsolved 1998 murders of criminal lawyer Lynn Gilbank and her husband, Fred. It’s believed Gilbank may have been the subject of a gangland hit at her Ancaster home.
Several Hamilton police officers have ties to organized crime and the Hells Angels. Manning also names a Toronto officer he alleges was selling guns to Toronto gang members.
He and his wife were falsely detained and their rural home subject to an improper search by Hamilton police, who told him they had received a tip and came looking for a marijuana grow op.
It appears that this is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak.
Perhaps this all relates to Bob Deasy's book Being Uncle Charlie. Which teletubby was it that helped the Hells Angels take over the Hamilton drug trade from the Outlaws? Was it the Po Po?
In Alberta the Edmonton Police Service has a bad reputation for passing on intel to the Hell Angels. This was confirmed by the Calgary Police Department who saw members of the EPS partying with Hells Angels in Calgary. This sheds light on part of the problem. Many cops who investigate the Hells Angels do so because they covet that life. They covet the strippers and blow lifestyle. For most normal family men, that lifestyle does not apeal to them. It is concerneing when so many police officers covet that life. IHIT in Surrey was the same however I understand there have been improvements made in that department since the Surrey Six disaster.
Alberta solved the problem with their gang task force ALERT who recently made a huge HA bust in Edmonton. Now we have to ask if the Alberta government are going to disband ALERT for doing such a good job like the BC government keeps doing. Our gang task force keeps getting infiltrated by idiots. Right now it appears that the BEU need to have a peak at what's really going on in Hamilton as it is no doubt tied to the rising HA / Rizzuto recovery.
I saw the Expendables 2 on Netfix the other night. It was awesome. I had seen one and three but somehow missed two. Three was nice how they introduced some new young guns and had old school and new school fighting shoulder to shoulder. Expendables 2 was even better than the first one. It was an all star cast of every old school tough guy in recorded history - Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture from the UFC was in it. They even has a special guest appearance of Chuck Norris. It was really funny how they introduced him. Jean Claude Vam Damme was the villain. What ever happened to that guy?
The movie was awesome.At the end of the movie someone gives them a new plane and Stallone says that plane should be in a museum. Then Schwarzenegger says we all should. Indeed. Yet as Schwarzenegger proved in the amazing Terminator Genesis remix also on Netfix, I may be old but I'm not obsolete. Truth. Speaking of young guns, Michael B Jordan the promising young actor that Rocky trained in the movie Creed was introduced in the last two episodes of the TV series Lie to me also on Netflix. That young man has huge potential. He is very good.
Friday, April 22, 2016
CTV is reporting that "A British Columbia woman has been ordered to pay more than $65,000 after making unfounded accusations over Facebook suggesting her neighbour was a pedophile who set up mirrors and cameras in his backyard to spy on her children. In his ruling, Justice Anthony Saunders describes how the Abbotsford neighbours' relationship began to deteriorate after Pritchard approached Van Nes in 2011 about turning off a newly-built backyard pond and waterfall at night, which he said interrupted his wife's sleep."
"Pritchard and his wife were eventually advised by the municipality to document their complaints after a series of worsening unneighbourly conduct by Van Nes and her family. The court document says those efforts, along with the installation of a decorative mirror, prompted Van Nes to take to Facebook, which she described as a form of "venting." Van Nes removed her defamatory comments after about 27 hours but the ruling says by then the damage had been done, including one member of the community contacting the principal of the school where Pritchard worked about the allegations."
"The seriousness of Ms. Van Nes's defamatory Facebook post, her replies, and the comments of her friends cannot be overstated, Saunders writes. An accusation of pedophilic behaviour must be the single most effective means of destroying a teacher's reputation and career, not to mention the devastating effect on their life and individual dignity. He now faces the challenge of repairing the damage Ms. Van Nes has caused, if that is even possible at this point. The judgment awards Pritchard $50,000 in general damages, $15,000 in punitive damages and $2,500 for his nuisance claim. It also orders the Van Nes household to turn off the waterfall in the backyard pond nightly between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m."
Compare that with what Blaze posted on the Dirty. Blaze said that if you search the BC CSO you will see that I was charged with sexual interference of a minor. He didn't think that people would actually follow the link and find out he was lying. There were no charges. He made it up.
Then Ace Ventura gets a brainstorm. He finds a Dennis Lance Watson who was charged with child molestation in Des Moines, Washington. My middle name is not Lance and the guy doesn't even look like me. My middle name is James. It's on my coat of Arms. Ace Ventura says oh that doesn't mean anything. Of course it does. I had to present ID to the Chief Herald of Canada for them to put it on my coat of arms. That's my own personal grant not one of my ancestors.
Knowing that it is not me Ace Ventura lies and claims I have been hiding my real middle name for years. That is defamation. But that's OK because I'm not spending the $5,000 to sue his worthless ass. Others will. I'll just point out that a warrant has been issued for his arrest and he is still in hiding. Thankfully no lie can live forever and truth will prevail. Peace.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Vancouver Province is reporting that Snoop Dog came to Vancouver and saw for himself what a complete failure our Harm Promotion project is in the DTES. He posted a video on Instagram about it and told Vancouver to clean this sh*t up. He says he can't believe they got an alley where they pass out free needles for people to do heroin with. Welcome to our insanity soulja. Spread the word. Harm Promotion is f*cked up.
The Toronto Sun is reporting that A sniper shot a 37-year-old murder victim - once dubbed “Mr. Big” when he was nabbed in a major drug bust - from nearly 200 metres away.
The Toronto Star reported that “This is a shot that was made at a considerable distance – at night, in the dark, it was windy, and Clinton was on the move when he was shot,” Bui said. “I believe that this person has some considerable skill or some training.”
CBC reported that Bui said the rifle used in the shooting has "a strong connection to Montreal," although he didn't specify exactly what that connection entailed.
Clinton was found fatally shot on a driveway in Scarborough, Ontario on Sept. 30, 2015.
Nicolo Rizzuto was shot in his home by a sniper November 10, 2010.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
CTV is reporting that "A 41-year-old member of the Hells Angels is in serious but stable condition after being shot in the back while he was riding his motorcycle in Lachute. The man was riding in Bethany Rd. about 10:30 a.m. when multiple gun shots were heard, the Surete du Quebec confirms." CTV is reporting that the victim is a member of the Ontario Nomads Hells Angels.
Update: As a reader has pointed out the Montreal Gazette is reporting that a police source has confirmed the victim is Philippe Boudreau, the vice-president of the Ontario Nomads. This guy must be from Quebec. He's not some clown with shorts, sneakers and a full faced helmet. He's the real deal. Sh*ts gonna get real.
The Montreal Journal reported that Martin Bernatchez is the successor to Paul "Sasquatch" Porter at the head of the Ontario Hells Nomads chapter. Paul was RM but crossed over with other founding members when Mom Boucher went to prison.
The Root of the Conflict:
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to do the math and figure out a likely motive for the shooting and see the root of the new conflict. The Montreal Gazette is reporting that the Ontario Hells Angels are teaming up with the Rizzutos and are planning a comeback in Quebec after that massive police bust in SharQ. The thing is when Vito was in prison the Ontario Hells Angels teamed up with the Calabrians out of Hamilton who were at war with the Rizzutos. Now all of a sudden they've switched sides again. That's gotta upset their former business partners. Philippe Boudreau may well have been from Sudbury but the bottom rocker on the crest in the picture of him at the funeral said Hamilton. That was the base of the Calabrian resistance in Montreal.
I guess that's my primary beef. The Quebec Biker War had nothing to do with riding motorcycles. It was a war over a monopoly on the drug trade and when push comes to shove, L&R has absolutely nothing to do with it. It's all about making money. Allegiances change if there's more money to be made. For example, the Ontario Hells Angels haven't been known for their loyalty.
It was the Ontario Hells Angels that killed Bekim Zeneli from LHS because the Ontario Hells Angels wanted the Thompson drug trade and didn't want LHS and the Winnipeg HAs to get it. After they killed his friend they told Billy Bowden to suck it up or he'll be next. That's what started another drug war in Winnipeg and brought the Rock Machine back. Although it's clearly a new group since Vito helped broker a ceasefire between the HAs and the RM in Quebec. All the founding members of the Rock Machine joined the HAs.
Greg Wooley was supplying all the Crips in Montreal with drugs. That big meeting happened when he tried to convince the Bloods to sell drugs for the Hells Angels too. The leader of the Bo Gars as in Beau Garcons slapped him in the face and told him to f off. Shortly after that the HAs had him killed. Consequently there is no love for the HAs among the Bloods in Montreal. It will be interesting to see if the Bo Gars team up with the Calabrians and carve out their own territory independent of the HAs and Rizzutos. Time will tell. It always does.
The Vancouver Province is reporting that Billy Ly has been released on bail. Maybe it's just as well Clin Clung takes the fall for Jonathan Bacon's murder. After all he did tell everyone he did it. Perhaps this is his way of doing something useful with his life and atoning for throwing his fiancee out of a moving vehicle. Jonathan Bacon got what he had coming. He knew the details about the Surrey six murder because he was involved in the conspiracy to tax Cory Lal for you know who.
Disclaimer. I had the two different Billies mixed up previously. My bad.
The Vancouver Province is reporting that lawyers in the Surrey Pressure Cooker Entrapment case have abandoned an application they filed seeking further disclosure of documents from CSIS.
As we recall, the entrapment case was suspended indefinitely after CSIS refused to discuss their involvement in the plot. So now the entrapment application can proceed since CSIS is refusing to comply with court orders again. There was no need for further evidence to prove entrapment. There has never been a more clear case of entrapment in the history of the earth. There was no means or motive to commit the bogus crime without police agents or more accurately CSIS's help. However, refusal to provide crucial documents is in itself grounds for the case to be thrown out and the targets released.They weren't suspects in a plot, they were targets in a scam.
Right now CSIS has zero public accountability over how it burns tax dollars at an irresponsible rate in the wrong direction. They are wasting massive amounts of tax dollars trying to bribe and in this case threaten and extort drug addicts into committing acts of terrorism. Clearly CSIS is on the wrong side. They are the ones that provided the explosives for the Air India attack and still haven't been charged in that heinous murder.
In January the legal opinion the police were given while targeting the vulnerable couple in this entrapment case was finally released. All Star Crown prosecutor Martha Devlin who has since been appointed to the bench advised the police that they should stop paying the drug addicts money to coerce them into proceeding with the fake plot. What happens when you give drug addicts money then stop giving them money? What do you think the drug addicts bought with that money you gave them? The "police" agents stopped giving the drug addicts money but continued to threaten and extort them by saying you have to come up with a plot. Mr. Big has spent a lot of money on you. He won't be happy with your lack of progress.
John and Amanda were never radicalized. They were conned. They were befriended by a CSIS agent who gave them food. In gratitude they started attending his Mosque. Then the CSIS agent started having them deliver envelopes for him and paid them cash for doing so. After building a relationship of trust with them they finally realized this was not a nice religious person helping them out of the goodness of his heart.
After giving them food and money he told them he represented a terrorist organization and his employer, Mr. Big, the one donating all the money wants to commit a terrorist attack in Canada. They were extorted with threats of violence to them and their family if they did not help him. That is why John's elderly grandmother moved out of the basement suite right before the arrest. They thought a crazed terrorist was going to kill them if they didn't help them. That was the only motive they had. They were never radicalized. In the crown's own evidence John said the thought of killing civilians made him sick. CSIS makes me sick. They are the real terrorists.
BC Hydro is the biggest neocon there is. It is a taxpayer fraud of epic proportions. The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "BC Hydro is borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars to meet the provincial government’s demands for an annual dividend. The Crown power corporation owes around $852 million to the government over the next three fiscal years in mandatory annual dividend payments. But it doesn’t have the cash, and so it will have to borrow the funds, said Energy Minister Bill Bennett. The contentious practice sees the monopoly energy company borrow money — which ratepayers will have to pay back in the future — so that it can meet government’s annual demand for a share of its profits. Bennett has admitted the practice is unsustainable, and will begin to be reduced by $100 million a year in 2018 until it is eliminated."
Remember Christy Clark's fudge it budget? She said she was going to balance the budget by extracting a dividend from BC Hydro. We knew that was a joke because BC Hydro has a ballooning debt it keeps deferring each year. If they hadn't privatized the power brokers they could have done this but now that they expropriated those public profits and handed them over to private profiteers, there is no more money to extract a dividend from. So here we see the magic of Christy Clark's fudge it budget. We are going to extract a dividend from BC Hydro who doesn't have one so we are going to lend BC Hydro the money to pay us the dividend. If it wasn't so criminal it would be laughable. Yet they keep doing it each year and no one says anything.
The root of the problem at BC Hydro is simple. Gordon Campbell privatized the power brokers that sell power to the public company at above market rates so his friends could exploit the public. This has created a massive ballooning debt that grows exponentially every year. It is the same kind of fraud that created the Greek financial crisis. What was once public money became private then disappeared. To make matters worse, Christy Clark appointed Jessica McDonald who was Gordon Campbell's former deputy minister to become CEO of BC Hydro. The scam continues so it does and tax payers keep getting ripped off in a very big way.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Vancouver Province is reporting that the City of Surrey has banned amunition and hand guns at this weekend’s B.C. Rod and Gun Show at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Which means that Dennis Robinson of the Thunderbird Fast Draw Club isn't allowed to demonstrate his quick draw sport even though he uses wax bullets. That is insane.
This guy does not look like a gang member. Gang members don't use wax bullets. Here we have a municipal government overriding federal law regarding firearms. Gang members don't use registered firearms to shoot other gang members. They use throw aways which are readily available on the black market. Disarming law biding citizens while they enable gang members is a crime in itself. Ammunition is readily available at any gun store. You need to produce your PAL to purchase ammunition.
Shawn Storey from Surrey wrote into the Vancouver Province and asked "A rod-and-gun show with no live ammunition? What’s next? A hockey team that can’t use sticks?"
Steve Gunson from Abbotsford said "Wow, talk about targeting the wrong people. A person cannot even possess a firearm or purchase ammunition without a federal firearm license. Otherwise, it is a criminal offence. This ban is nothing but a smoke-and-mirrors parlour trick. Surrey council is trying to give the appearance of doing something about the illegal drug trade and gangs shootings. Politicians are fooling and failing the public yet again."
The real problem is Bill Fordy and Linda Hepner.
Stepping into the Twilight Zone Gary Tupper from New Westminster wrote into the paper claiming the government should suspend the Charter of Rights and send in the army to police Surrey. That is insane. Has he never crossed the bridge and visited Surrey? We live here. The Vancouver Gang War peaking in 2009 when the Bacon brothers and the Un were shooting each other after the surrey Six. Overall things and calmed down considerably. Now it's just a handful of residual yahoos fighting over the table scraps. We don't suspend civl liberty for ANY reason. Period. We need to arrest the crack dealers that sell crack in public. Failing to do that is sheer irresponsibility.
Giving the police 24 access to traffic cams is a bit Bourne Supremacy but given the circumstances it is a step in the right direction to help identify suspects in drive by shootings. Arrest the criminals not the law abiding citizens. It's better the police has access to the traffic cams than CSIS.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Martin Luther King was a great man who rose about hate and intolerance. Like the founding fathers of the Irish Proclamation, he put the dream on paper and sealed that dream with his own blood. One of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King is "I've seen too much hate to want to hate and every time I see it I say to my self hate is too great a burden to bear." Indeed it is.
Recently when we were discussing the mainstream media a reader cited a bizarre story that they felt was pulled by the mainstream media to censor it from the public. Turns out it was pulled because it was false. Islamophobia is something the mainstream media posts freely. Even when it doesn't make sense like in this recent case which was alleged to have involved some school children in eastern Canada. Islamophobia is bad enough. Don't bring innocent children into it.
They say the first casualty of war is the truth. In addition to planning false flag attacks the intelligence community is actively involved in public disinformation campaigns all over the Internet. MI 6 even sent out false press releases to the media lying abut Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction to sell the invasion of Iraq to the public. The British Weapons inspector who blew the whistle on the false campaign ended up dead of yet another suspicious suicide.
When the Intelligence community bombards the press with Islamophobia, that is no different than Hitler's anti Semitism. It is our moral duty to oppose hate and intolerance. Canada used to be known for its Peacekeeping. Harper killed that tradition by bring us into the oil wars and the desecration and assassination of Moammar Gadhafi. In contrast, Lester Pearson won a Noble Peace prize for his peace keeping efforts. Let's hope Justin Trudeau returns us to that proud era without bankrupting us with irresponsible debt.
Ireland is known for it's Catholic / Protestant conflict. It's really about being part of England or being separate from England but religion has worked it's way into the conflict because most of the Protestants in Northern Ireland were planted there by the British many generations previous. Consequently, many see it as a religious conflict when it's really not. The Irish Proclamation that came from the Easter rising in 1916, guaranteed religious freedom.
The Irish Proclamation 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."
I'll tell you a couple of true stories about Syrian refugees in western Canada that I know are true because I saw them myself. Several weeks ago I was at the mall and saw a group of Muslim woman outside wearing hijabs all hovering around someone wearing a Red Cross vest. The first thing that came to mind was concern that someone had thrown a bottle at them and the red cross worker was administering first aid. I walked over to make sure everything was OK.
When I got close I saw the Red cross worker wasn't administering first aid, they were explaining something to them in arabic. There was a caucasian woman with them also wearing a Red cross vest and I asked her if the group was lost and needed directions. She said no, the other volunteer is explaining how the bus system works. I see I said. Where are they from? Syria she answered.
My eyes lit up, my hands raised in the air and in a loud voice I said Ah, Welcome! One of the ladies was holding a little boy on her hip. A soon as I said welcome the little boy and all the woman instantly repeated what I said in a loud voice and said Welcome! It was probably one of the first english words that little boy had ever learned. He was adorable.
A few days later a Syrian family moved in right next door. Their kids are absolutely adorable. There's two little boys and two little girls. At first they were a bit shy but I would smile and wave and they would smile and wave back over and over again. When my daughter would see them they would peek over the fence with big smiles and say Hi! over and over again. She was thrilled. It's wonderful to see young children having fun playing like all children should. How on earth can anyone hate on these adorable young children?
A couple weeks ago I was snowshoeing on Seymour and there were several buses on the mountain with numerous families. I asked where they were from and one of the workers said they are Syrian Refugees. Awesome I said. Makes you proud to be from Vancouver. One of the mothers crouched down beside her son and picked up some snow in her had for your young child to feel. He was feeling snow for the first time. A very young child. It was wonderful to see.
The Syrian refugees have endured great hardships. We should go out of our way to make them feel welcome. If you hate on young children, what do you think that will teach them? One of my coworkers is from Belfast. He came to Canada when he was very young and vaguely remembers throwing rocks at the British army. Now he has no animosity towards the British at all.
Another coworker married an Irish girl. One of her family members met another Irish family on the bus who kept inquiring exactly where they were from as in which side of the street they lived on and what their political affiliation was. They kept dodging the question but the other party was persistent. Finally they said look, we left the troubles when we came here. We don't want any part of that any more. The same with the Syrian refugees. Give them a chance. Embrace them. Let them leave their troubles behind and start a new life like everyone else. Peace.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Narcos is an interesting TV series on Netflix that is about Pablo Escobar in Colombia. It shows a glimpse of the rivalry between the DEA and the CIA but it also introduced CIA drug smuggler Barry Seal who was a drug kingpin tied to both the Clintons and the Bush family working out of Mena Arkansas. They showed how George Bush Senior spun the Barry Seal story and convinced Reagan Barry Seal was working for the Sandinistas when in reality he was working for the CIA and the Contras. Reagan wasn't the bad guy, his advisor George Bush Senior was.
The Guardian ran an interesting article comparing Saddam Hussein with Manuel Noriega. It claims they both had US support until they went rogue and had to be overthrown. Gag. They got it half right. They enjoyed US support until they got screwed over. The CIA put Saddam Hussein in power. They sold him chemical weapons to use on Iran to oppose a potential Communist threat. They also sold Iran arms at the same time to raise money for the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
Manuel Noriega was also on the CIA payroll. Colonel Edward P. Cutolo explained what Operation Watchtower was all about. Cutolo claimed there were a series of three electronic beacon towers beginning outside of Bogata, Colombia, and running northeast to the border of Panama. With the beacons in place and activated, aircraft could fix on their signal and fly undetected from Bogata to Panama, landing at Albrook Air Station.
Cutolo testified that the cargo flown from Colombia into Panama was cocaine. Cutolo claimed during the Feb., 1976, Watch Tower Mission, 30 high performance aircraft landed safely at Albrook Air Station where the planes were met by Col. Tony Noriega, a Panama Defence Force Officer assigned to the Customs and Intelligence Section. Also present at most of the arrivals was CIA Agent Edwin Wilson. Noriega was drug traficking for the CIA before they made him president. Pablo Escobar's connection to the CIA was found in Peru.
Judge Bonner claimed that the CIA brought a ton of cocaine on a jet into Miami when he was the head of the DEA. The CIA adamantly denied it until he went on 60 minutes November 1993 and documented everything. Then they finally admitted it was true but insisted that was the only time and it was a mistake. It was suppose to be a sting operation even though they made no attempt to track the cocaine or arrest anyone involved in supplying it.
In 2013 the CIA were caught bringing a single shipment of 24 tons of cocaine into Miami on a US Air force jet from Costa Rica. This time they didn't claim it was part of a sting operation. This time they claimed the cocaine was slated for destruction. I kid you not. Why on earth would they bring it to Miami of all places, cocaine central, to be “destroyed.” It just doesn't make sense.
Operation Fast and Furious showed that the CIA did indeed learn their lesson form the Judge Bonner story. The only way to get around the DEA was to infiltrate it. Operation Fast and Furious shows us that Iran Contra never stopped. The CIA are the biggest cocaine traffickers on the planet. The question is, if the CIA can lie about their persistent drug trafficking since Vietnam, what else are they capable of and willing to lie about? Almost anything really.
Dont get me wrong. Communism is bad. There is no such thing as Democratic Socialism in the Communist Manifesto. I'm just saying the end doesn't justify the means and that the CIA are just as bad as the Communists. In fact, some would say they are in reality on the same side.
The Vancouver Province is reporting that "Postmedia Network Canada Corp.'s board has created a special committee to oversee a review of the media conglomerate's strategic options amid what CEO Paul Godfrey called "an unrelentingly challenging environment." The company reported another big loss in its second quarter Thursday."
Big loss is an understatement. It reported a $225.1-million loss in its second quarter.
This is of grave concern for everyone. How do we protect and preserve the sanctity of the press in such a competitive market? I'm not sure it's a competitive market so to speak because of all the corporate mergers. It's more of a challenging market because of human nature. Just like how the music industry tanked because of everyone downloading free music. We don't see too many HMV stores around that sell music CDs any more. Even video stores have disappeared partly because of downloading stolen movies.The bottomline is everyone wants something for nothing.
Just like television, revenue comes from advertising on commercials. Nobody likes commercials but nobody likes having to pay for TV either. They've even started running commercials at the previews in movie theatres now.
Yet it is easy for corporations to manipulate numbers one way or the other to suit their agenda. They want to cut jobs and expenses so they post an increase in losses to rationalize it. However, the increase in the loss resulted from an expenditure. They bought Sun Media from Quebecor in 2015. CBC is reporting that "the second-quarter net loss of $225.1 million, mainly due to an $187-million impairment charge." I'm not sure what the $187-million impairment charge was all about but it's certainly worth finding out.
Over all revenue increased from the purchase of Sun Media. CBC reported that "Revenues for the most recent quarter were $209.1 million, up from $145.4 million a year earlier, thanks to the company's acquisition of Sun Media from Quebecor in 2015." It's only when we factor out the increased revenue from Sun Media and factor in the expenditure that there apears to be a net loss when in reality there wasn't one at all. That's how they manipulate the numbers.
Why does any of this matter? Because like I keep saying, the freedom of the press is a sacred thing. Without it we become an uneducated mushroom patch always kept in the dark on important political issues that directly effect the amount of taxes we pay and the civil liberty we enjoy.Nobody likes politics but no one likes paying more taxes either and everyone likes civl liberty. I therefore submit that it's time for the public to become politically aware so they have more freedom and more money in their pocket. It's a catch 22. It's called social justice.
When we lose the freedom of speech, we lose our collective and individual freedom as well.
Kate Chruscicka: Requiem for a Dream.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The Vancouver Province is reporting that "A Maple Ridge woman who fatally stabbed a close friend in a dispute over drugs has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 11 years." Here we have a heroin addict who stabs her "friend" 20 times and kills her in a dispute over drugs. Maybe heroin is bad for you and we should stop promoting addiction and start helping people get off it? Wouldn't that be a novel idea?
Victoria Buzz is reporting that "Anger around Victoria’s tent city is growing and several residents living in the area say they’re not going to take it anymore and have formed a new group called, 'Mad as Hell'. Stephen Hammond, one of the group organizers and a resident living near Mount Edwards, says he is fed up with tent city disrupting the community and the ongoing thefts in the area." It's about time the silent majority spoke up against the belligerent minority. Homelessness and public drug use are two different things. Housing is good, crime and addiction is bad.
Michel Smyth wrote an interesting editorial in the Vancouver Province. He mentions how the BC government is suing a Salmon Arm man in an alleged casino money-laundering case. The only reason they caught the guy was because when he was stopped for drunk driving he was found with cash, casino cheques and crack cocaine in his car. Michel Smyth points out that while the police pat themselves on the back for this bust, one has to wonder if the provincial government is on the same page. He points out "how many more suspected money-laundering rackets would have been busted if the government hadn't scrapped a specialized police unit seven years ago?"
"The government shut down the Integrated Illegal Gaming Enforcement Team in 2009. The specialized unit had a budget of just $1 million - a number that dwarfs the amount the government spends trying to lure gamblers into its casinos." Exactly. Every time a police task force found organized crime, the government disbanded that police task force.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
On a matter of personal privilege, I will point out that Blaze has once again posted a bold faced lie on the Dirty. I know it was him because he sent me a link to it from a username Blaze spams my blog with. He certainly isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Blaze claims " If you search the BC CSO website he is being charged with sexual interference of a minor (which means he touched a 14 year old girl the Vancouver son reports)" That is a bold faced lie.
This is the link to the BC CSO Registry. If you search Dennis Watson on that registry there are absolutely no criminal charges that appear. There are only two traffic violations listed and if you click on the link to my coat of arms and see my middle name you will see those aren't me. So there never has been any sexual interference charges. Ever and it was never reported in the Vancouver Sun. That is a malicious lie made up by a convicted woman beater who is on trial for trafficking crystal meth.
In contrast, if you go to the BC CSO registry and search Blaze's name, Donahugh Fredrick McWhirter, you will see a whole list of criminal charges. A K file refers to a domestic assault. Castanet reported that he is in court in Kelowna on May 2nd. That is the difference between the truth and lies. It's as clear as the sun at noonday. Cheers.
Update: Now Ace Ventura has joined in and demonstrated once again that he too is a compulsive liar. You will notice that he and Blaze both post under numerous different usernames trying to make it look like many different people commenting when its just them. That's what trolls do. On the Dirty Ace Ventura, AcePSJ and stoxxman are the same person. He is banned by court order from posting his slander on the Stockhouse bulletin boards and an arrest warrant has been issued for his criminal harassment of a female lawyer he publicly abuses on his blog.
Blaze's post on the Dirty claimed that if you search the BC CSO registry you will find that I was once charged with sexual misconduct. I posted a link to the registry where people can search it for themselves to find out what Blaze posted is a bold faced lie. Now Ace Ventura claims I was charged with child molestation in Washington state which is yet another bold faced lie which I most certainly am not going to dwell on. I'll simply point out the obvious - Consider the source:
Update: Woman must pay $67K for Facebook posts suggesting neighbour a pedophile.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The National Post is reporting that "After a brief lull, blood is being spilled in Montreal’s underworld. A homicide and an attempted murder in recent weeks are raising questions about the turmoil in the Montreal Mafia."
"The Hells (Angels) are restructuring and coming back as strong as they were before the fiasco of Operation SharQc... The Hells rely on small clubs in Montreal and even in the Outaouais region. These little clubs are charged with setting up networks of drug sales and trafficking. They do it under the benediction of the Hells."
"Nino De Bartolomeis was shot March 28. On March 21st A 42-year-old man is shot dead in a parking lot in Terrebonne, north of Montreal. Reports say his name was Yannick Larose had ties to the Hells Angels. March 1st Lorenzo Giordano, 52, a leading member of the Montreal Mafia who may have been in line to leader the organization, is shot dead while sitting in a car in a Laval parking lot."
"Nov. 19, 2015: In a major operation, police arrest the alleged heads of Montreal’s most powerful criminal organizations and declare the Mafia, the Hells Angels and street gangs were working together. Among the 48 people arrested are Leonardo Rizzuto and Stefano Sollecito, described as the heads of the Montreal Mafia. Others charged included: Maurice (Mom) Boucher, the former Hells Angels leader currently serving a life sentence; Salvatore Cazzetta, alleged leader of the Hells Angels; and street-gang leaders Dany Cadet Sprinces and Grégory Woolley."
As we know, Maurice (Mom) Boucher was originally a petty thief and became a member of the Hells Angels after he got out of prison for armed rape. He, along with his associate Biff Hammel, benefited from the Lennoxville Massacre. They both got their patch after the Death Riders betrayal and take over.
Maurice (Mom) Boucher and Salvatore Cazzetta formed a motorcycle club called the SS named after Hitler's troops in Germany. After the Lennoxville Massacre, Bocher seized the opportunity and joined the Hells Angels. Salvatore refused because he thought the Hells Angels killing their own as an act of betrayal and formed the Rock Machine. during the years of war between the Has and the RM, Boucher and Salvatore remained friends. It was even rumored that Boucher had Salvatore murder some of his political rivals within the Hells Angels. As crazy as that may seem, when Boucher finally went to prison Salvatore and the rest of the founding RM members crossed over and joined the HAs. Salvatore became president of the Montreal chapter.
Greg Wooley was of course an associate of Mom Boucher. They made Greg a member of the Rockers (Not Rock Machine) which another puppet club that sold drugs for the Hells Angels. Greg in turned formed the Syndicate and helped the Hells supply all the Crips in Montreal with drugs. Greg tried to untied the Crips and the Bloods in Montreal and have them all sell drugs for the Hells Angels. When Chenier Dupuy, leader of a north Montreal street gang called Beau-Gars said no, he was shot dead August 2012.
Monday, April 4, 2016
The Now Newspaper is reporting that "A man was sent to hospital after a car was shot up near Bear Creek Park Monday afternoon as Surrey's relentless shooting spree continues. Surrey has recorded 31 shootings this year so far. This is the third shooting in just three days. Police were on scene at 86A Avenue and 140th Street at about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon after reports of shots being fired. A black BMW at the scene had its window shot out."
Update: BC Local News is reporting that "Surrey RCMP responded to another shooting Tuesday night, the fourth in four days. At 11:10 p.m. April 5, Surrey Mounties attended a call for shots fired in the 7700-block of 155 Street. When they arrived, the found a man injured. He was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition. Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner said she is furious, but believes the police investigation will shut down the violence in the next few weeks." Yeah right tell her to get off the crack pipe. They gave that dancing naked monkey a promotion so he isn't even around any more to pretend he is doing anything.
The Vancouver Province is reporting that a maintenance worker found a bullet hole in the window of the Guildford RCMP police station and that the police have no idea when it got there.
Blaze the woman beater and his rock throwing co accused are due back in court May 2nd. Castanet is reporting that "A trial date is still pending for an alleged longtime member of the Independent Soldiers gang and his girlfriend."
"Lake Country's Donahugh Fredrick McWhirter, 44, and his girlfriend, Brittany Marie Stinn, 26, were arrested last January following a lengthy RCMP investigation. The pair appeared in Kelowna B.C. Supreme Court today and are expected back in court May 2 to set a date for trial."
It will be interesting to hear how his trafficking crystal meth charge goes. I can't beleive that peice of garbage got a publication ban on the trial. Yet another example of a corrupt court system.
Update: Don't forget that even if there is a publication ban, the press and the public are allowed to attend the trial. That's the only way the press can know what was said for when the publication ban is finally lifted. Cheers.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
The third annual memorial run for Tiffany Goruk will be held 1:00 PM April 10th at Knox Mountain in Kelowna. I think it's more of a hike up Knox Mountain than a run which is a very scenic short hike and a great place to watch the sunset. Tiffany and Jeremy Snow were murdered in Kelowna Feb 2013. A black SUV had driven into a light standard at the entrance to an apartment complex parking lot. The RCMP found two dead bodies inside the vehicle. Investigators determined they did not die as a result of the crash but were actually murdered.
Jeremy was not a bad guy. He was not murdered by a rival and Tiffany was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Murdering someone's girlfriend just because is deranged just like it was when they murdered Ernie Ozolins' girlfriend Lisa Chamberlain. Likely the same group that murdered Britney Irving murdered Tiffany and Jeremy. With friend like those, who needs enemies?
March of 2009 Jeremy Snow was arrested in Idaho after landing a helicopter loaded with more than 170 pounds of BC bud shortly after Sam Brown, the helicopter pilot that committed suicide in a US Prison was caught with a drug shipment that was part of the same gang. Sam’s father seems to think his son was a pawn and took the fall for someone else. Colin Martin bragged about how many drug shipments he did and escaped prosecution.
Colin Martin who's helicopter had been used by the Hells Angels to smuggle drugs, claimed to have the “ability to control 70 percent of the work that comes in and out of B.C.” He admitted to reporting other cross border drug smugglers to American Drug Enforcement Agents. In exchange they let him keep operating for 10 years.
Friday, April 1, 2016
CBC is reporting that "30-year-old Abbotsford resident Pardip Hayer has been charged with four counts of trafficking in a substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act." Police claim he was found transporting an estimated $4.5 million in cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine but no amounts were cited. I hope this kid isn't related to Dave.
1130 News is reporting that A man is in hospital in serious condition after shots were fired in #SurreyBC Saturday night. The Vancouver Province tweeted that the shooting was in 12200-block of 92 Ave.
Kim Bolan from the Vancouver Sun is reporting that "About 500 Mounties who were working on organized crime investigations have been moved to national security and terrorism cases, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said Thursday." What a farce that is. Every time a police task force finds organized crime, the government cuts back the task force.
CSIS does not need more money they need less money and more accountability. Spending tax dollars trying to bribe drug addicts into committing terrorist acts is a misappropriation of tax revenue. The John Nuttall entrapment case was a colossal waste of money. Put that money back into the Gang Task force and stop trying to bribe drug addicts into committing terrorist acts.
I'm not sure if this is a sick April Fools Day joke but the BBC claims it isn't. The Washington Post is reporting that "The CIA left 'explosive training material' under the hood of a Loudoun County school bus after a training exercise last week, a bus that was used to ferry elementary and high school students to and from school on Monday and Tuesday with the material still sitting in the engine compartment, according to the CIA and Loudoun County officials... It was during a routine inspection that a technician discovered the explosive material."
OK so the CIA had to release a press statement with an explanation after they were caught. It does look suspicious as hell given the documented reality of Operation Northwoods and Operation Galdio. However, the bus was located in Loudoun County which is in Virginia near the CIA headquarters not London England.
Is the CIA explanation plausible? Partly. Placing bomb materials in a school bus near their headquarters to see if trained dogs can detect it is plausible. The part about parts of the C-4 accidentally slipping down unnoticed into a lower part of the engine isn't. It's either gross negligence or absolute bullsh*t. It is unlikely the CIA would detonate a false flag attack so near their headquarters. Yet it is also just across the state line from the Whitehouse.
Another reason this is suspicious and concerning is because the new KGB pulled the same rationalization in Chechnya. In 1999, the Russian KGB allegedly conducted a wave of bombings in Russia in order to justify war against Chechnya and put Vladimir Putin into power. This was apparently a false flag attack wrongfully blamed on Chechen terrorists. September 22, 1999, locals in the regional town of Ryazan saw three men emerging from the cellars of a block of flats who later turned out to be FSB officers. When local police checked the cellars they found sacks of high explosive wired up to a detonator. The FSB later attempted to explain away the incident by claiming that the entire operation was a training exercise. Just like the CIA have now claimed.