Sunday, December 31, 2017
Yo ho. I took my motorcycle up to Cypress mountain today and snowshoed up Hollyburn Ridge. Now that's what I'm talking about. It was a fine day so it was. New Years Eve.
I usually like to get up early New Years Day and snowshoe up in the dark with my headlamp so I can catch the sunrise from the mountain top. Weather permitting. The weather was better today so I went up the day before. Lots of things happening on all the local mountains over New Years.
Inversion was once again in effect. It's very Zen so it is. It's been pretty dark and dreary in the city lately with all this freezing rain and slush. The good news is that all that rain means fresh snow on the mountain. If you don't head up you'll never see it.
I always used to say that leaving all the rain in the city to ride up above the snow line brings you to a winter wonderland. Coming back down to the rain in the city after spending the day in the snow is like waking up from a pleasant dream.
The view from the top is breathtaking. The back country is filled with snow capped mountains as far as the eye can see. The Lions are a traditional landmark in Vancouver.
My father used to always like to take pictures of the Lions from Cleveland Dam at the foot of Grouse Mountain. I like to take pictures of them face to face from Sky Chair. During ski season I have to settle for Hollyburn Ridge.
They say the only peace you find in the mountains is that which you bring with you. Perhaps but I find hiking in the mountains helps clear the mind. It lifts the blinders and lets you see the big picture so it does. Keeping that perspective in life is important. It's always good to look at the big picture so it is. Think outside the box. Which ties in with our New Years message. Wait for it. The clock hasn't struck midnight on the west coast yet. For me, New Years doesn't start until sunrise.
Reuters is reporting that "South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday. The seizure was the second to be revealed by South Korea within a few days, as the United Nations steps up efforts to squeeze essential oil supplies to the reclusive North following its nuclear or ballistic missile tests." Was it from Venezuela?
Everyone realizes that North Korea is not a democracy and that Kim Jong Un is a lunatic but why provoke him? Why? Launching missiles and threatening the world is unacceptable. However, neither is provoking a conflict with him. Sanctions against North Korea are appropriate. Any country that disproves of his behavior is free to say we will no longer do business with you until you change your behavior. Yet no single nation has the right to say no on else is allowed to do business with you either. That crosses the line.
The Helms Burton Law imposing sanctions on Cuba was pretty draconian. Yet the Americans had every right to say we refuse to do business with you. Did they in turn have the right to say no one else does? No they did not. They had the right to say if you do business with Cuba we will not do business with you, but they did not have the right to board and seize other vessels who disagreed with their boycott of Cuba. That would have crossed the line.
Excessive sanctions against Germany after WWI caused WWII. Lest we forget.
Right now we are preparing for a world Olympics in South Korea. The United States do not have the right to destroy that event for the rest of the world. If they don't want to participate fine, stay home but don't deny everyone else the right to participate in that peaceful event because others disagree with your extremism. Communism is bad. The Americans did a great thing in supporting the Korean War. However, everything has it's time and place. Provoking war in a time of peace is not noble. Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called Children of God.
The world sees Donald Trump as a hillbilly. He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Yes he was democratically elected but so was Hitler. Donald Trump is in a completely different league than a Communist dictator yet most of the world sees him as a lunatic to endure not a role model to follow. We can most certainly work with Trump but we obviously will not agree with him on every issue. That is our right in a free and democratic society.
North Korea has been invited to the Winter Olympics next month. They are welcome to attend along with Communist China who has a far worse human rights record that North Korea or Cuba combined. We cannot shun one and embrace the other. We disagree with their politics. That is our right. As long as they do not invade or impose their will on us, we can still do business with them and we can still be cordial to them at a peaceful world event.
The Iron Dome is in place. The venue is ready. Let the Games begin. Stop provoking conflict.
We've already seen a glimpse of the dark side of the Hells Angels in Thailand. I'm not talking about their involvement in the drug trade or the sex trade. I'm not even talking about them killing rivals to obtain a monopoly on that industry. I'm talking about them killing one of their own so another member can take over the drug trade from him. That's the dirty business I take exception to. That is a complete contradiction to the old school values Michael Green is referring to.
George Christie, former president of the Ventura Hells Angels once said, the Hells Angels are not a criminal organization because the members who are involved in criminals activity are stingy and don't share the proceeds of crime with the rest of the members. That is believable. We know that usually one member is assigned to one associate who oversees a group of associates that are deeply involved in drug trafficking. They use the name of the Hells Angels to do business.
As David Giles admitted, not every member is involved with criminal activity but anyone who uses the name of the club for criminal activity must have permission from the local executive. So the member in charge of the associate selling drugs would make the money and the local executive would get a cut. The rest of the members wouldn't. That's why Luke Joshua Cook helped Antonio Bagnato after he killed Wayne Schneider. Somebody wantd to take over the business. AFFA Not.
As to which local executive approved the murder, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to do the math. Thailand obviously got it's liscense to sell drugs to Australia from the Australian chapter. There are retired German members in Thailand but the Australian chapter is obviously the one that oversees the Hells Angels drug trade in Thailand. If an Australian member was to hire someone to kill another Australian member so he could take over the drug trade from him, he would of had to have permission from the Australian chapter's executive. It's pretty obvious.
So lets take a look at the Hells Angels in Thailand. No I'm not going to comment on the bisexual members in Thailand because if I do the other chapters will freak and do them in. As far as I'm concerned what consenting adults do behind closed doors is their business. I'm just saying that kind of warm brotherhood is a little too warm for my liking personally but to each their own.
Errol Gildea is President of HAMC Nomads Thailand, (and overall boss of Thailand) Reiner was President of HAMC Pattaya but he is just a figurehead after his accident. Greven is President of Chiang Mai. Errol was president of Brisbane in Australia before being put in charge of Thailand.
In this picture from right to left on the front row is Glen Norris, Wayne Schneider and Greven. Wayne was the drug kingpin brutally murdered along with his associate from Sydney Raphael Joseph. Luke Joshua Cook was convicted of helping the shooter escape. Before that Luke was suspected of receiving US$10 million from Wayne in early 2015 to buy 500 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, or "ice", in international waters and store it in Thailand for later smuggling into Australia. So here we have someone who worked for Wayne help the shooter that killed him.
This picture was taken a at a HAMC world run a few years ago right to left is Manfred Peter Gallus aka Kaktus who is the National secretary for all of Thailand HAMC, Glen Mathew Norris, Alex Hochloff Lenander from Copenhagen in Denmark, Bird from Thailand Nomads chapter (he runs a house of pain tattoo studio in Phuket) Mathew "taps" Robinson, Joy who is also a tattoist, Oli and Christer "greven" Svantesan who is a decent guy from Göteborg, Sweden. There are 3 chapters of HAMC Thailand: Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Nomads. Gremium MC has 2 charters in Pattaya. Gremium MC get along with HAs and Bandidos in Thailand.
In fact even the HAs get along with the Bandidos in Thailand. There is hope for this world yet.
This picture above has Reiner. (past and possible present president of HAMC Pattaya, he is somewhat handicapped due to a motorcycle accident) Next is Theo who is boss of Bandidos next is Thaksin ''Sin'' Monothaksin who was a friend of Wayne Schneider. Wayne was well liked and respected. Last is Manfred Peter Gallus aka Kaktus. He is in the video with Reiner and Thaksin filing a police report because his facebook page got hacked.
This picture above has Taps in it. (Phillip Mathew Robinson) He is the Hells Angel, it has Vinai in it he is the Thai Man and the President of Shark Rider MC and the president of Pattaya Bandidos.
In fact, this was the root of the conflict between George Christie and Sonny Barger. Sonny didn't want the Hells Angels to get along with other clubs and George said why the hell not? We get along in prison. Why can't we get along outside of prison? It's all in George's book Exile on Front Street. Sonny was a puppet for the Agency. The only time you don't want to get along with other MCs is when you want a monopoly on the drug trade. Which is something your not suposed to be involved with any ways. Your supposed to be living the dream not pimping the dream.
The Aging Rebel wrote about CNN journalist Lisa Ling's facebook exchange with former federal law enforcement agent Scott Barnes who says that he, along with the BET – Biker Enforcement Team, incited war between the Mongols and Hells Angels that led to a number of deaths.”
The Nomads in Thailand look pretty normal. Now that's L&R.
Like I said I'm not going to talk about Errol's sexuality. Much. I'll let you figure that one out for yourself. All I'm going to say is that pride cometh before the fall so it does. Just like it did in Rome.
This is somewhat of a blast from the past but I just wanted to set the record straight. Jerry Langton wrote an interesting book called Fallen Angel: The Unlikely Rise of Walter Stadnick. Who is Jerry Langton? Jerry is a Canadian who was the deputy editor for The Daily News in New York City. Jerry was born the same year I was in Hamilton, Ontario. He spent most of his adult life in Toronto and New York City. He is a Canadian crime novelist who focuses on the uprising of motorcycle gangs throughout Ontario. He has credibility.
Walter Stadnick was five foot four. To say he had small man syndrome was an understatement. Thus the title of Jerry Langton's book, The Unlikely Rise of Walter Stadnick. Stadnick was not from Quebec. He was an Anglophone from Hamilton. Stadnick became National President of the Canadian Hells Angels because he was friends with Mom Boucher.
Stadnick was an Ontario drug dealer tied to Gerald Ward. His real name is Wolodumir and was released from prison in January 2016. His connection to the Italian Mafia was though Hamilton, home of the Calabrians, rivals of the Rizzutos in Montreal. He became a member of the Hells Angels after sucking up to the guys responsible for the Lennoxville massacre just like Mommy Dearest and David Giles did.
Mom Boucher got his patch after getting out of jail for armed rape. Some rules don't apply to some members. Boucher was involved with the Death Riders betrayal which gave the Hells Angels control of the drug trade in Laval. Stadnick and Boucher were about selling drugs and murdering rivals. They were not about living the dream. They pimped it.
The book Biker Trials: Bringing Down the Hells Angels states that Boucher was a petty thief that would do break and enters. November 1975 he and a friend burst into a Butcher shop and robbed the 71 year old owner with a riffle and a butcher knife.
So Mommy dearest started off as a petty thief and a rapist and made it to the big leagues selling drugs in large quantities. Amazing what a little guy can accomplish with a gun and a knife. Too bad the knife was found in the backs of those he saw as a threat to his leadership.
Walter Stadnick and Mom Boucher are Out in Bad from the Real MC movement. Just sayin.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
A local TV station in Scandinavia is doing a series on Henk Kuipers from the No Surrender MC. At 1:38 of the video he introduces Michael Green, the international spokesman for TBM. They asked Henk about the gang war and he referred to Michael as a consigliere between the clubs. He helps mediate conflicts and helps keep the peace. At 1:54 in the video Michael is speaking in English about his role in negotiating between the clubs.
Now that's what I'm talking about. It's no secret that Michael is personal friends with Henk and that he was consulted when the No Surrender Crew started up in Norway. Michael doesn't have a patch because he doesn't need one. He has street cred. He knows people in the industry and people come to him for advice.
Michael could have a patch in the snap of a finger. He choses not to because he has a higher calling. Michael's Christmas Message called for a return to old school values within the MC community. He spoke out for peace between the clubs and an end to infighting. He said the government is the real enemy and if we don't get our act together and stop fighting among ourselves, the whole movement will be destroyed within a few years. He is absolutely right. It's time to live the dream and stop pimping the dream. Scandinavia has raised the bar so it has.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
The Peace Arch News is reporting that "The Appeal Court of B.C. has affirmed a lower court judge’s conclusion that the minimum punishment of two years in prison under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking is cruel and unusual punishment."
"Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein dismissed on Dec. 28 in Vancouver the Crown’s appeal of a 10-month sentence imposed after Phillip Francis McGee pleaded guilty to possessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and production of marijuana in the Surrey home he was renting."
I have to laugh and ask where does it say growing pot is a charter right? It doesn't. The clause they are citing is the protection against cruel and unusual punishment. I'm not sure if a two year minimum sentence for trafficking pot is cruel and unusual punishment but it is excessive and stupid. Pot is going to be legal in July. So he was growing tomatoes without a licence. Big deal?
We have to once again ask ourselves why the Surrey RCMP are obsessing over pot when it will soon be legal while they turn a blind eye to fentanyl dealers on the Surrey strip. That is unequal protection of the law and just plain stupid.
The Georgia Straight is reporting that "The Mounties say that a 34-year-old Surrey man faces four serious criminal charges following a brazen shooting on December 23. Son Thai Lu has been booked on attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and pointing a firearm after a man was fired upon in a coffee shop in the 13500 block of 105th Avenue. The victim is recovering from serious injuries. The gunman fled the scene of the crime in the busy Surrey City Centre neighbourhood."
“The shooting appears to have been motivated by a disagreement between the two men,” Cpl. Scotty Schumann said in a news release. “There is no known link to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict and we’re thankful no one else was injured.”
The Abbotsford News is reporting that "Police are on the scene of a homicide in the area of Harris Road and Bates Road. Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bird said emergency services were called to the area at about 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) following reports of a possible shooting. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has since indicated that it has been deployed to Abbotsford for a new homicide.”
The Indo Canadian Voice is reporting that "the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Friday announced that the victim of Thursday’s homicide in Abbotsford was Alexander Blanarou, 24, of Surrey." So we have a surrey guy shot in Abbotsford and another shot in North Vancouver along with a Hells Angel supporter shot dead in Maple Ridge.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
The Peace Arch News is reporting that "Police on Vancouver Island are investigating after two bodies were found in a Greater Victoria apartment building on Christmas Day." Freaking crackheads. People have lost their minds.
The Times Colonist is reporting that "Two children are dead and their father is injured in what Oak Bay police are investigating as possible homicides and an attempted suicide on Christmas Day. The young girls, ages four and six, were found dead in the ground-floor apartment at 1400 Beach Dr. around 5 p.m., when police entered the suite. The father was found with self-inflicted injuries in an attempted suicide, sources close to the family told the Times Colonist." Insane.
CBC has released pictures of the daughters. The guy is a complete mental case.
The day before and the day after Christmas Israeli newspapers wrote about Donald Trump's decision to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel. On Christmas day it was announced that Honduras is expected to move their embassy to Jerusalem as well.
So now we see that in return for America's support of voter fraud in Honduras that once again crushed democracy there, the corrupt president the people have been protesting against since 2015 when he was caught taking money from hospitals and medicine to put it in his own pocket for political purposes, returns the favor by supporting the Americans decision to move their embassy to Jerusalem. What Donald Trump has done in Honduras was a dirty deed done dirt cheap. Just like what Hilary Clinton did there back in 2009. That dirty deed had nothing to do with confronting drug trafficking. It was about supporting drug trafficking. Just so we are all clear.
There are indeed a lot of Christians in Honduras, more so per capita than in the United States, and I have no doubt many of them support this decision. Getting a corrupt president who stole an election after stealing money from hospitals and vital medicine is not the way to promote it.
It is interesting how an Israeli newspaper sites a Christian scripture in its heading but leaves out the rest of the scripture. The entire scripture reads: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”
Both articles cite the Balfour Declaration wherein the British government decided to endorse the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine. November 2, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of that declaration which I wholeheartedly support. I do support the establishment of a Jewish homeland within Palestine. Nowhere in that declaration does it state the Jewish homeland will be established instead of Palestine.
My position on Jerusalem is simple. The Jews have a right to a homeland within Palestine not instead of Palestine. The creation of the Palestinian Authority where residents of Palestine were finally granted passports so they could travel was a step forward. Now recognizing the State of Palestine where residents of Palestine may have citizenship of a nation and vote in elections would be the logical conclusion of a fair compromise. Jerusalem would then become the capital of both states: Israel and Palestine. That would be fair and logical.
God is not a respecter of persons. In every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. Fear in that context means respects. There is so much religious extremism on this planet it leads some to want to ban religion altogether. Yet removing civil liberty from anyone is a step backwards for everyone.
Jerusalem, is then the capital of Israel and the capital of Palastine both. That's fair.
Gaza must submit to Palestine. Salam Alaikum. Shalom Aleichem.
Let there be peace in the City of Peace.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Merry Christmas. Sometimes simpler is better. Dealing with death at Christmas is challenging. Murders are still being committed all around us. The United States supports the death of democracy in Honduras. Again. Don't support the CIA's drug trafficking network any more.
In my Christmas Epiphany on Greed I linked to a poetry slam by Tal Zentmeyer on Christmas Peace. I thought it was very timely and appropriate. However, I would like to make one clarification. In the end of his video he says that peace isn't found in a feeling but it is.
Galatians 5:22 states "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." These are the fruits of the spirit. They are evidence of it's presence. It's like the wind. We can't see it but we can feel it and we can see the effects of it's presence. When we experience love, joy or peace we are experiencing the presence of God. He who knoweth not love knoweth not God for God is love.
Although I am a passionate supporter of religious freedom, I am cynical of religious extremism. I believe in the supremacy of God and the rule of law. I believe Christ was indeed who he said he was. He is the Messiah who atoned for the sins of the world. Yet that knowledge does not save me. The devil knows who Jesus is and that knowledge does not save him.
Christ said on judgement day "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Talking the talk isn't good enough, We have to walk the walk. Consequently, there are many things in the Catholic faith that I do believe and support. Yet there are some things in the Catholic faith that I do not believe or support. There are many things in the Mormon faith that I believe and support. Yet there are some things in the Mormon faith that I do not believe or support. In contrast there are some things within born again Christianity that I believe and support but there are many things within born again Christianity that I do not believe or support.
I do not believe that once we profess a belief in Christ it doesn't matter what we do, we are saved no matter what. I believe that doctrine mocks God. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that is a doctrine of the Devil. Satanism teaches do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
I don't claim to be a good Mormon, Catholic or Christian. I believe in Christ. Whether or not I live his teachings will be determined by how I live my life. Getting to heaven doesn't concern me. Being at peace with myself does. As far as I'm concerned, that's all that matters. Peace.
Lindsey Stirling explains the meaning behind Gavi's song.
It's the last song on her album Brave Enough.
2014 Christmas Sorrow
2013 Christmas Reflections
Agent K's Christmas Message 2011
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Time magazine is reporting that "Authorities outside Tampa, Florida, are rushing to stop a potential war between rival motorcycle clubs after a local leader was assassinated on Thursday night. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco announced the arrest of three suspects Friday in the slaying of Paul Anderson, the 44-year-old president of a local chapter of the Outlaws motorcycle club. Authorities believe the president of a rival club, the 69ers, tapped on the window of Anderson’s truck while it was stopped at a red light and then opened fire, killing Anderson."
The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that "Detectives arrested three motorcycle gang members on charges that they executed the leader of a rival gang, saying they fatally shot him in his truck as he sat at a red light in the middle of rush hour traffic. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said he fears that Thursday’s public burst of violence could ignite a war between local chapters of two infamous motorcycle gangs: the Outlaws and the 69ers Motorcycle Club."
Life of a Rider is reporting that Paul Anderson was president of the Cross Bayou Chapter of the Outlaws. "Anderson was shot by Christopher Brian Cosimano, 29, the president of the 69’ers, the motorcycle club. Michael Dominick Mencher, 51, the other motorcyclist, did not shoot Anderson. He was only there to help in case something went wrong. Allan Burt Guinto, 26, the third member of the club, was present to ensure a clean getaway." Sh*t be cray.
Breaking news. Recode.net is reporting that "Here’s how to check if you interacted with Russian propaganda on Facebook during the 2016 election." It's pretty simple. If you visited any website rationalizing Hilary Clinton's drug dealing in Operation Fast and Furious or her Arms dealing in Quatar then you're safe, those weren't Russian propaganda. Those were true.
If you came across any websites about how the Clintons sold Russia weapons grade Uranium to make nuclear missiles, that wasn't Russian propaganda either. That was true.
If you want to say Donald Trump is a dick. Go ahead. If you want to say Donald Trump is doing the same thing Hilary Clinton did in Honduras and in Quatar, then go ahead. Just don't say Russia hacked the election because that is absolutely ridiculous.
God Bless the United States of America and God Damn the CIA.
The Peace arch News is reporting that "Police in Surrey are searching for a suspect after they say a man was shot in Whalley Saturday night. Surrey RCMP say shots-fired calls came in around 8:50 p.m. in the 13500 block of 105th Avenue. One man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, police say. A witness at the scene says the man was shot several times."
Why that is right by the lethal injection site where the RCMP provide police protection for the drug dealers on the Surrey Strip. Tell them to be more careful with those guns after you shoot them up full of drugs. Who's the bigger fool? The fool or the fool that enables the fool? You tell me.
Gavinder Grewal was shot dead in North Vancouver Friday night. Someone was shot dead in Maple ridge Saturday morning and some crack head starts popping caps off the Surrey Strip Saturday night. So this is Christmas. Bloody idiots. Viva La Vida.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
OMG what is wrong with the people on this planet? CBC is reporting that "A man from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland has been charged with the murder of Victoria Head. Steve Bragg, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder of Head,, whose body was discovered Nov. 11 near Oxen Pond Road in St. John's. She was a 36-year-old mother originally from Placentia Bay who was living in St. John's."
"Head’s sister in law, told reporters outside the courtroom the family is in mourning this Christmas; Head’s favourite time of the year, according to the family. Dinn describes her sister in law as a wonderful person and mother, and says she cannot stop thinking of her last moments."
The Peace Arch News is reporting that "The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been deployed to an apartment in North Vancouver where a man was found dead. In a statement Saturday, IHIT said 30-year-old Gavinder Grewal was found dead in the 1500 block of Fern Street. His death is believed to be targeted." CBC is reporting that he was killed Friday night.
Michael Green, the International Spokesman for TBM recently made a wise statement in a closed facebook group. TBM Scandinavia suggested I post in on this blog and give a shout out to the Canadian, American and Australian bikers who read this. Peace.
2017 have been a terrible year for many MC Club's around the World, and WHY?
Because many Club's have fucked it up and given Government's around the World the tools and more power to destroy the life of Brotherhood and Ride To Be Free.
If we don't STOP fighting each other and UNITE our MC World will be totally destroyed within a few years from NOW.
Bring back THE OLD SCHOOL, bring back the code of HONOR and RESPECT, bring back the REAL BIKER LIFE and BRING BACK THE PEACE BETWEEN ALL CLUBS.
Our BIGGEST ENEMIES ARE THE GOVERNMENT'S, and as long as we can't and won't UNITE and WORK together - we only will provide more tools for them to DESTROY what we believe in and LIVE and RIDE for.
Time for the OLD GENERATION in every Club to STAND UP & STEP FORWARD, and show the NEW GENERATION WHAT THE FUCK IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING A TRUE BROTHER & BIKER.
Let 2018 be the year where we together can turn it around and bring THE OLD TIMES BACK - JUST THE OLD WAY WE ALL LOVE IT.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Biker Year.
Spokesperson, TBM SCANDINAVIA
Here it is, the Great Canadian Pharmaceutical Fraud. Global is reporting that "The B.C. government has made free naloxone kits available at pharmacies throughout the province. The kits will be available to people who use either use opioids or are likely to witness an overdose." They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well this time they are absolutely right.
I have continuously expressed my objection to the corrupt or stupid lobbyists that took the four pillar program and threw away three of the crucial pillars and turned harm reduction into harm promotion. What we are doing is spending billions of tax dollars to promote addiction and organized crime. Treatment saved Kati, lethal injection sites did not.
Yet there is another aspect of the Great Canadian Pharmaceutical Fraud that is tied to the recent murder of a generic drug tycoon in Toronto. I have said before, the criminal activity of the CIA makes the Hells Angles look like boy scouts. Likewise, the criminal activity of the big Pharmaceutical companies makes the Hells Angels criminal enterprise look like small potatoes.
In one breath we read that the provincial government of BC is spendingd massive amounts of tax dollars to hand out free naloxone kits. In the next breath we read that "The price of the antidote to the overdose crisis is skyrocketing." Which leads us to ask Naloxone Stocks: Who’s Really Winning the Battle Against the Opioid Epidemic?
EAF said the reason the government refuses to spend a penny on treatment is because its too expensive. However, that is simply untrue. When you look at long term investment, treatment is a whole lot cheaper than turning people into life long methadone addicts.
Macklemore put out a powerful music video about addiction naming the Perdue corporation claiming my drug dealer was a doctor. In September Reuters reported that "Washington state on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a national opioid addiction epidemic."
The government class action against Perdue is somewhat hypocritical. The government helps the pharmaceutical companies make billions from tax dollars because they receive kickbacks in the form of campaign contributions, then sues them for another piece of the pie they created.
Recently the pharma greed escalated to a new level when generic drug tycoon Barry Sherman and his wife were murdered in their own home last week. Providing cancer treatment and medicine to terminally ill patients is indeed lifesaving work. Yet exploiting people on their death bed by jacking up the cost of medicine through rigid drug patents is organized crime. So is murdering a generic drug tycoon who provided Canadians with affordable medicine.
Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India
Brand name drug sales soar in Canada
Martin Shkreli buys rights to AIDS drug and promptly raises price from $13.50 to $750.00 per pill
Friday, December 22, 2017
The Agassiz Harrison Observer is reporting that "A man was shot and killed in Maple Ridge early Friday." The shooting took place arund 6:00 AM this morning. The victim was driven to the Ridge Meadows hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
CBC is reporting that "At a media event at the Maple Ridge RCMP detachment on Haney Place, police did not reveal the age or identity of the victim, saying only that he was known to police."
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Global is reporting that "Kelowna’s RCMP Serious Crime Unit is investigating after three people were found dead in a home in the Rutland area of Kelowna. One male is in custody." A family of four lived in the home. Three members of the family are dead and one man is in custody. Right before Christmas. It doesn't get any worse than that.
Kelowna, B.C. man charged with killing wife, two young daughters
The Columbia Valley Reporter is reporting that Jacob Daniel Forman, 34, has been charged with three counts of second degree murder for allegedly killing his family at some point between Sunday and Tuesday, according to court documents. His wife Clara, and daughters Karena and Yasenia have been named as his alleged victims.
The Telegraph is reporting that the US Coast Guard found a sea turtle trapped with 800 kilos of cocaine floating in the ocean. "The struggling marine reptile was rescued during a 68-day counter drug patrol by the US Armed Forces branch in the Eastern Pacific along the Central American coast. By the end of the operation, the crew had seized a total of 6,755 kilos (14,800lb) of cocaine, 14 pounds of marijuana and arrested 24 suspected smugglers. The seizure was part of Operation Martillo, an international operation involving 18 countries targeting criminal organisations moving illicit cargo."
So what happens after all that cocaine is seized? The CIA take it to Florida to be "destroyed."
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Canadian Press is reporting that "Charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon have been laid against an RCMP officer after the fatal shooting in 2015 of a young man in Surrey, B.C. Const. Elizabeth Cucheran is scheduled to make her first appearance in provincial court on Jan. 9, British Columbia's Prosecution Service said Tuesday."
We broke this tragic story when it happened. Hudson was running from a mob of kids late at night at the same park Dario Bartoli was murdered in. He ran straight to the police station screaming they're trying to kill me. A female officer orders him to stop. He is too frantic to obey her comand so she pulls out her gun and accidentally shoots herself. She radios for help saying she has been shot later admitting that she shot herself. More cops arrive on the scene and shoot Hudson dead. It was a mistake. They thought he shot a police officer. He did not. He was unarmed running to the police for help and they shot him dead. Now the female officer who accidentally shot herself is being charged while the alpha dogs that killed Hudson aren't. How is that justice?
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "A Richmond RCMP officer has been fired after it was found he had misused police files to contact a 17-year-old sexual assault victim and share flirty texts and a photo of a man in bed with an erection. Const. Brian Eden also used police records to track down the contact information for a woman — who had been issued a speeding ticket by Eden and his partner — in order to ask her out to coffee."
The Vancouver Courier is reporting that "There’s a new chair at the Mayors’ Council. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan was elected to the position on Thursday, defeating incumbent Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who had been at the helm for three years." Thank God! A Christmas Miracle. Gregor Robertson and Linda Hepner are the worst tax and spend lunatics on the planet. Already Dum and Dummer are crying the blues at any potential opposition to their SNC-Lavalin fraud. They both lost their seats leading the gluttons council.
Botox Betty is in a frenzy to get things moving before SNC-Lavalin's corruption trial gets under way in 2018 and before she loses her position as mayor of Surrey since her approval rating has tanked over Clayton Heights and Hawthorne park.
We need to slow the momentum on Translink debt. Every year Translink get a billion dollars a year in a regional gas tax. No private corporation would be permitted to run a billion dollar a year deficit let alone wrack up more debt by handing it over to the most corrupt construction firm on the planet. We need to reassess the logistics on the insane plan to put LRT down 104th between Guldford Mall and Surrey Place. Reverting 104th to a single lane of traffic each way is not progress. It is complete insanity.
How is someone going to make a left hand turn on 104th during afternoon traffic jams when there is no left hand turning lane? Not only will they have to wait until it is clear of oncoming traffic to make a left hand turn, but they will also have to make sure a train isn't coming behind them when they make that turn. That is architecturally unsafe.
People who drive cars prefer skytrain over LRT because Skytrain does not impede traffic. People who drive cars should have a say since they give Translink a billion dollars a year in regional gas tax. Richmond didn't want to replace the Massey Tunnel and Surrey doesn't want a LRT going down 104th Avenue. Proceeding with that insane plot is a criminal act.
Keep SNC-Lavalin out of Surrey.
The Vancouver Courier is reporting that "Besides enjoying holiday lights around town and eating tasty German fare at the Vancouver Christmas Market, there’s a new attraction opening to the public today that you can check out over the winter season. The highly anticipated Chinese Lantern Festival is making its Canadian debut today at the Pacific National Exhibition (entrance at the corner of Renfrew and Hastings Street) through January 21, 2018."
I wondered what all those new decorations were at the PNE. Sounds awesome.
Monday, December 18, 2017
I saw this amusing letter to the editor in the paper so I thought I'd repost it in it's entirety.
"Hillary Clinton is president of her alternate universe."
"The late New York Times political columnist William Safire, when writing of the Whitewater investigation, called her “a congenital liar.” She has a long-time habit of lying and she has never been called to account for lying to herself or others."
"Clinton blames everyone but herself for her loss in November’s U.S. presidential election. Her disdain for hard-working middle Americans - the deplorables, as she called them - was a major factor in that loss."
"For the thousands of people who cheered her in Vancouver, I would quote the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Well said.
Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge
Hillary Clinton and Operation Fast and Furious