Friday, March 30, 2018
The Peace arch News is reporting that "The Law Society of B.C. has suspended a Surrey lawyer for three weeks, for professional misconduct. Thomas Harding’s suspension is to commence no later than Aug. 13 and is related to an incident on June 26, 2012 at a Unitow lot which he visited as his mother-in-law’s lawyer to photograph damage to her car. According to a disciplinary hearing document, Harding told a Surrey RCMP non-emergency line dispatcher, after a Unitow employee refused him access to the lot,"
“…they say they won’t let me in and…I told the lady at the switchboard that I need someone there to talk to these idiots because otherwise, you’ll have to send a police officer, probably to arrest me because I’m going to get a crowbar and smash up the place.”
Three week suspension for professional misconduct? AYFKM? Who was he speaking to? He was speaking to the non emergency number at the Surrey RCMP. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get those guys to do anything? The tow company was denying him access to photograph his client's vehicle. How about fining the tow company for that?
He wasn't talking to the tow truck company. He was talking to the police. He wasn't trying to threaten anyone. Thomas has been a reputable lawyer in Surrey for a generation. I know him. He helped me out once in a very professional manner many years ago. I learned a lot from him.
One time Thomas was sued for defamation by an "expert" witness that testified on behalf of ICBC against his client. In court Thomas did what every other lawyer is expected to do, he attacked the credibility of the "expert" witness. Thomas compared the witness to Johnny Carson’s Carnac the Magnificent character. A little humor in his eloquence. There's no crime in that.
It's just strange how someone can get a suspension at work for something they said to the police not for something they said to anyone else inside or outside of court.
The Toronto Star is reporting that "Former Mississauga-Streetsville MP Wajid Ali Khan has been charged by the RCMP in a $1.1 million international investment fraud" in Pakistan. Khan made headlines in 2007 when he left the Liberal Party and crossed the floor to join the Conservatives, then left politics for good in 2009." He was charged with violating the elections act in 2007.
Easter means different things to different people. For some Easter doesn't mean anything. For others it's a religious holiday but for kids in North America the excitement and anticipation of finding chocolate Easter eggs delivered by the Easter Bunny is a shadow of the excitement Santa brings at Christmas. You can't really dispute kids having fun. However, it's sad to hear of kids that grew up in poor areas of some Christian countries that celebrate Christmas but have never received a present on Christmas. That is indeed heartbreaking. We take so much for granted.
When I was young a Punjabi friend asked me about Easter. It was Good Friday and she said, if Friday was the day Jesus was killed, why do Christians call it good? I looked at her and just said it's kind of hard to explain. Through Christ's sacrifice we will all be resurrected and judged.
Christians believe Christ died for us on our behalf. They believe his sacrifice paid a debt we were unable to pay. It's kind of like trying to get on a bus without any bus fare. The driver says pay your fare but you have none and say I can't. Then you have to get off the bus he says. Someone else hears your dilemma and says I will pay his fare for him. Fair enough says the bus driver. You may proceed. Now there are a multitude of different kinds of Christians - Catholic, Protestant, Born Again. I don't believe that confessing Jesus is good enough to get us into heaven. I believe that is the first step. The Devil knows who Jesus is and that knowledge does not save him.
Christ said as ye sow, so shall ye reap. It's difficult to comprehend the magnitude of the pain Christ experienced in the atonement. It caused him to tremble and bleed at every pore. Mel Gibson directed a brutally graphic rendition of Christ's suffering in the Passion of Christ. Christ was no wimp. He was able to endure what the rest of us were not able to.
For Catholics, there is a huge build up to Easter called Lent. A lot of people give something up for Lent as a token of the principle of sacrifice. I attended a meaningful Maundy Thursday service in the United Church once where they washed each other's feet symbolic of when Christ washed his disciples feet at the Last Supper before his betrayal and arrest.
I remember when the Pope washed the feet of 10 young men and two young girls including two Muslims in prison on Maundy Thursday once. That was impressive. Christ taught about service. Martin Luther King said Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.
Talking about religion now seems so retro. It's not taught in the home any more. It's certainly not taught in the schools. When we lose our traditions we become diminished. I'm not celebrating Easter this year, religious or secular, but I will salute the holy day so I will and I will bow in reverence of the magnitude of that great sacrifice. Salam alaikum. Shalom aleikhem.
There's a new movie now playing in the theaters called Paul, Apostle of Christ.
So is the new Laura Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie.
This morning I heard a bagpipe playing with some drums. I thought that doesn't sound like a snare drum like the traditional pipes and drums of Scotland. I look outside and see a Sottish guy with a bagpipe playing across from a Punjabi guy on a Dhol. The house was obviously done up for a Punjabi wedding. I walk up to the limo driver and ask is this a Scottish / Punjabi wedding?
He says no it's an Indian wedding. I'm like, we see Punjabi weddings all the time. What's with the bagpipes? He said sometimes they use bagpipes to lead the wedding procession. I'm like yeah? They have bagpipes in India? I think so he says. Evidently they do. Apparently bagpipes leading the wedding procession is quite common. I had no idea. Cool.
Vaisakhi is April 21st. Diversity makes us strong.
The Independent is reporting that a U.S. judge has ruled that family members of 9/11 victims can proceed with lawsuits against Saudi Arabia for 9/11. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. First we were told that Afghanistan was responsible for 9/11. Now it's Saudi Arabia. Despite the fact that an employee at the Passport office denied the Saudi visas and the CIA overruled him. That means the CIA is legally liable for 9/11 not Saudi Arabia.
9/11 was a horrific event. Loose Change 9/11 is an excellent documentary about 9/11 that described just what Operation Northwoods really was. 9/11: Explosive Evidence is an excellent documentary discussing the thermite found in the 9/11 ruble which is exactly what is used in controlled demolitions and explains the molten metal. Saudi Arabia did not plant explosives on the load bearing beams in all three towers. Someone else did.
This is the second time a US court has embraced a fraud surrounding 9/11. The Twin Towers were half full of asbestos. The Port Authority lost a court case requiring the insurance companies to pay for the asbestos removal May 2001. Larry Silverstein bought the WTC after the Port Authority was denied a permit to demolish the towers knowing full well about the costs of asbestos removal July 24th 2001 and insured it against terrorist attacks six weeks before 9/11.
After 9/11 Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority sued the insurance companies for double the value of the towers and won claiming that 9/11 constituent two terrorist attacks since two planes hit the twin towers. That's like getting paid double the value of your car because it was destroyed in a three car accident. That decision was fraudulent. If you insure something you insure it for the replacement cost not twice it's value. The timetable of events leading up to 9/11 is concerning.
The Independent is reporting that "Saudi Arabia had long enjoyed broad immunity from 9/11 lawsuits in the US. That changed in September 2016, when the US Congress overrode a veto by president Barack Obama and adopted the JASTA, which permits such claims to proceed. Mr Obama had warned that the law could expose US companies, troops and officials to lawsuits in other countries." Indeed. Now other countries can sue US corporations and troops for murderer, torture and file wrongful death suits. Blackwater applied for diplomatic immunity and lost.
A 22 year old woman named Nadia El-Dib was found murdered in Calgary March 25th. Police issued an arrest warrant for her boyfriend, Abderrahmane (Adam) Bettahar for her murder. CBC is reporting that he was killed in a shootout with police west of Edmonton Thursday March 29th. Nadia was described by her sister as the light of the family.
This is further evidence the Mayors Glutton Council needs to be disbanded. Aside from being a duplication of services, all they do is think up ways to raise taxes so they can spend more money on themselves. The Vancouver Courier is reporting that "The Lower Mainland’s municipal leaders are taking some heat after voting themselves a surprise golden handshake. On Friday last week, the Metro Vancouver board voted to give themselves a 15 per cent raise, and as part of the same motion create a retirement allowance giving outgoing directors a lump sum payment of $1,100 per year they have served retroactive to 2007. Dermod Travis, executive director of the watchdog group Integrity B.C., said elected officials’ remuneration should be set by an independent body."
Outgoing Mayor Moonbeam Gregor Robertson and Surrey's Linda Hepner, the tax and spend Queen of Botox, obviously led the way voting in favor of the raises. The Mayor's Glutton council is a duplication of services. Discussing Regional issues is the Provincial government's responsibility. As one reader pointed out, New York City with a population of over 8.5 million has a single Mayor. The population of Surrey is 472,000.
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx - they don't each have their own mayor. Brooklyn alone has a larger population than Metro Vancouver combined. Per capita Canadians aren't getting nearly the bang for their buck from their civl politicians that New Yorkers are.
"Voting against it were District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton, West Vancouver’s acting mayor Mary-Ann Booth, Burnaby's Colleen Jordan and Sav Dhaliwal, Coquitlam's Brent Asmundson and Terry O’Neill, Bowen Island's Maureen Nicholson and Area A director Maria Harris." West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith was on vacation and said that motion was not on the meeting's agenda.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Stiff Gritty, from Maple Ridge freestyles in Surrey. As I said before, I like Stiff Gritty. I think he has potential. He steps up to the mic and did a freestyle battle in Surrey and kinda got his ass kicked by an intellectual called Whoompthereitis who thinks going to prison is a bad life choice.
Stiff Gritty kicked Madchild's ass calling him a GHB Preditor because he aspired to something higher. Likewise Whoompthereitis kicked Stiff Gritty's ass because he realizes selling drugs and going to prison is a bad life choice. He too aspires to something higher.
When we take the higher road and lead others away from drugs and gang life we become empowered by the cause and join the league of Super Saiyans leading the world out of the darkness and into the light. I think these two should join forces.
Stiff Gritty appears to be at a cross roads in his life and his career. The question is what do you want to be and what do you want to promote? Do you want to promote drug addiction and promiscuity or do you want to promote morality and self respect. You can't sell drugs forever.
Whoomp dissed your lady but we all know that was just pretend because we hear your lady ain't a ho like the others. So if your lady is pregant then congratulations are in order. It's time to man up and take the next step away from the geriatrics on Viagra that are hoeing her friends.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Global is reporting that "A Calgary police officer was shot Tuesday and one suspect is dead after what started as a convenience store robbery turned into an attempted carjacking, then a break-in in the northeast community of Abbeydale. Police said the suspect carried a gun and opened fire before running into a neighbourhood garage when officers tried to arrest him. The Calgary Police Service (CPS) said the injured officer, a five-year member, is recovering in stable condition at the Foothills hospital. Sources have identified the officer as Jordan Forget."
The Peacearch News is reporting that "Fraser Health issued an overdose alert in Surrey Tuesday (March 27), following reports of at least eight drug overdoses in the city between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m." Meanwhile back on the ranch, Botox Betty sails off on another junket.
Instead of arresting the drug dealers selling tainted drugs on the Surrey Strip the RCMP are giving them police protection. That's what they refer to as criminal culpability.
Global is reporting that "With Surrey condo prices soaring, developers helped bankroll mayor’s $58K trip to Cannes." This is a glimpse into the LRT fraud in Surrey. Dirty developers pay her money as she runs around on junkets just like Dianne w/atts did. Tax and spend is their MO.
A new day has dawned. I thought I'd comment on the obvious just to set the record straight. For the first time in recorded history you can see advertising on Gangsters out. I have been stubbornly resistant to the idea for the past nine years because I never wanted to profit from discussing organized crime. I am a volunteer. This is not about the money and never has been. This has always been about the cause. Right and wrong.
One of the pet peeves of the public is how the Main Stream Media is controlled by corporate advertising. Nobody wants to go out like that. However, in the real world everyone advertises. That is how business functions and prospers and I most certainly do support good business.
Throughout history newspapers, television and radio have supported themselves through advertising. The Vancouver Sun has advertising. Even Youtube has adds on them and they aren't intrusive. My daughter has been bugging me about the idea for sometime now and since she has taken the hits from the trolls straight on the chin I've been starting to think about it.
Recently some troll sh*t was bragging about how little money he made from the minuscule traffic he gets impersonating me. I thought to myself, if he can make that much money impersonating me I can make a lot more being me. If having adds on my blog will help me fix my motorcycle and take my road trip across Canada and the US so I can write my book then so be it.
There are a few bugs to work out. Blogger lets me screen adds and say what type of add I do and don't want shown on my blog. I'm not going to have adds on my blog that promote scams, Viagra, pot, porn or anything else shady. This blog aspires to something higher. I'm going to have to fine tune the screening. If you see any add that's questionable please let me know and I'll put it on the block list. That way I can control what kind of adds are on my blog.
Adds for university or post secondary education are perfect. Political adds or religious adds are acceptable within reason. It's all about the Freedom of the Press. We need to keep that going online even when the corporate monopolies destroy it in print and on television.
Erik Prince of Darkness, founder of Academi, formally known as Blackwater, has come out of hiding from his criminal charges of arms dealing and murdering whistle blowers, to consider running for a Senate seat in Wyoming. Why not? If they can make a CIA drug dealer a Fox News host, why not an arms dealing mercenary. May they all rot in Hell.
The Marketplace on CBC ran an interesting episode exposing Canadians with fake degrees from fake universities. They were even able to buy a fake degree for themselves from a fake university. Their fake degree from the fake university even came with a fake transcript and fake attendance records. They confronted several psychologists advertising fake degrees on LinkedIn. After they were confronted the LinkedIn profiles removed the fake degree claims.
The CBC posted a list of fake universities online. If you see anyone advertising a degree from one of those universities, it's fake. The interesting revelation is that all the fake universities on that list can be traced to a sinlge company in Pakistan called Axact.
This opens Pandora's box because the New York Times exposed them in 2015. A year later the New York Times reported that "Axact’s fraud empire, already considered one of the biggest Internet scams on record, is bigger than initially imagined." Thing that make ya go hmmmm.
September 2017 the CBC exposed them still operating in Canada and January 2018 the BBC followed suit exposing them as well operating in the UK. Yet lo and behold, the company is still defiantly in operation.
Aside from the fact that they are still in operation after they have been exposed, another thing I find suspicious is their location and the magnitude of the money they are bringing in from the fraud. Both facts point to a single source.
Pakistan Intelligence is referred to as ISI. They have deep ties to the CIA and to French Intelligence. Sarkozy had the French and Pakistan Intelligence community murder a coule of French Engineers and blame in on Terrorists after he lost his arms deal kickbacks in the Karachi affair. CIA contractor Raymond Davis was released from prison after he shot dead two Pakistani citizens. Pakistan's then spy chief Shuja Pasha facilitated his acquittal from a court case.
OK so here's the math: Former US Navy Intelligence officer Al Martin stated that the CIA regularly uses investment fraud to raise money. He claims that Jeb Bush himself instructed him how to commit investment fraud to raise money for Iran contra. Aside from selling drugs, that is what the CIA does. The CIA used investment fraud to crash the Nugan Hand bank in Australia. The CIA used investment fraud to crash the BCCI. That is their MO. The CIA used Earl W. Brian to embezzle $50 million from Nesbitt Thompson’s clients in Canada to fund the October Surprise.
Why wouldn't the CIA set up a shell company in Pakistan that made fake university degrees to raise money for operations? BTW Blackwater is back. Mercenary Storm Troopers for hire. RIH.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
The Peace arch News is reporting that "Azam Kabani and Shervin Beeharry, both 19, have been charged with trafficking a controlled substance. Japmanjot S. Grewal, 21, of Calgary, has also been charged. According to Saskatoon Police, the charges are connected to a March 11 public safety advisory where police warned people to stay away from dealers going by the names “Lil Joe” or “Joe Bro,” as well as anyone using the phone number 306-881-7300. Police said that any cocaine purchased from the dealers might be laced with a lethal amount of fentanyl. The public advisory came after police investigated six overdoses within 24 hours. Two people died and a third was unresponsive and receiving medical treatment in hospital."
It's pretty sad that Ontario and Saskatchewan are charging fentanyl dealers but BC isn't. In Surrey and Vancouver the police give the fentanyl dealers police protection in the DTES and on the Surrey Strip. Kinda makes ya wonder which side they are on. In BC all they want to do is seize the proceeds of crime in exchange for letting it continue unbridled.
The Activist Post is reporting that "The Afghanistan War is the longest in United States history, and despite initial claims that the goal of the invasion was to keep Americans safe by destroying the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the result has been a massive increase in opium production that has fueled an on-going opioid crisis in the United States and ensnared more than 2.5 million Americans in heroin addiction. As whistleblower and former FBI contractor Sibel Edmonds noted, before the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, there were around 189,000 heroin users in the United States. By 2016, that figure increased to 4.5 million - an estimated 2.5 million heroin addicts and 2 million casual users." The observation is correct.
Jonathan Kwitny's book the Crimes of Patriots stated that the CIA created the Golden Triangle. This fact has been confirmed by Terry Reed in his book Compromised and war hero Bo Gritz. When the Taliban brought opium production in Afghanistan to a grinding halt in 2001, Afghanistan was invaded and returned to the largest opium producers in the world.
What the CIA did in secret during Vietnam they are now doing openly in Afghanistan. US troops are protecting the opium fields using the lie that if we don't do it the Taliban will.
"The C.I.A.'s direct involvement in drug smuggling goes back a long time, not only in Afghanistan but also all over the world as in the Iran-Contras scandal. The now dead governor of Kandahar province, Wali Karzai, one of Afghanistan's biggest drug smugglers, had been for a long time on the C.I.A.'s payroll. Wali was Hamid Karzai's brother, former president of Afghanistan picked by the U.S. shortly after the occupation, in 2001." Just like Honduras.
Now I don't have any love for Communism and I do have a hate for Fascism. Ironically, both roads lead to the same place: totalitarianism. Stalin, Lenin and Chairman Mao were no better and no different than Adolf Hitler. Socialism can only exist within a Free Republic. You cannot protect collective rights by eliminating individual rights. Rachel Blevins aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
I mentioned that I was excited to see Season three of the TV series Departures is now on Netflix. They went to Russia, Australia, Rwanda, Vietnam and even North Korea. Their trip to North Korea or DPRNK was amazing. It is dividend into two parts Episode 12 and Episode 13.
At first everyone was a bit nervous because they didn't want to say or do something that offended the host country. After it became clear that the intent of the visit was not to portray the DPRNK in a bad light but to sincerely see and experience some of their culture and traditions, their guides started to feel more at ease as well. It was magnificent.
They didn't ask about religious freedom, free speech or lawful assembly. They just went to see what they were willing to share with them. The Korean people love music. That is something we can all appreciate. In Vancouver we host a magnificent display of Chinese culture called Shen Yun. Seemingly North Korea has a similar magnificent display of local culture. We should welcome that display to come to Vancouver. I also think we should do trade with North Korea.
If we can do trade with China we can do trade with North Korea. The Olympics in South Korea went well and it's time to move forward. It's like the absurdity of the Helms Burton law. We may disagree with their ideology but why would we intentionally try and sabotage their social experiment? If we genuinely care about all people we would want to help lift their standard of living too. We don't want to see anyone starve. Regardless of their politics.
We should still do business with China. I object to them owning our oil rights just as I object to Canadian Corporations owning the mining rights in Columbia. That's just not right.
It is always astounding to see the sensationalism and hype that plagues the Main Stream Media especially in the United States. The latest mob frenzy was around a questionable query about Facebook. The media ran with an absurd story claiming Cambridge Analytica hijacked our online data to help elect Donald Trump. First it was Russia, now it's England. GMAFB.
How stupid do you think we really are? The source of this absurd frenzy is found when Jesse Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota. Jesse Ventura was a wild card. When he was elected he was taken to the basement of the capital to be interviewed by 23 members of the CIA. What did they want? They wanted to know how he pulled it off. How did he win the election. His first question nailed it. He asked them what is the CIA doing operating in the USA when that is out of their jurisdiction. More importantly what is the CIA doing meddling in a US election?
As I've previously stated, I don't like Donald Trump. I think he is a dick and I oppose his position on immigration. I didn't like Hillary Clinton either because of her long time ties to CIA drug trafficking out of Mena Arkansas and her authoring Operation Fast and Furious. As an impartial observer it is obvious the CIA wanted Hillary elected and didn't want Trump elected.
The CIA wanted Hillary elected because of her long time ties to arms dealing and drug trafficking. It had nothing to do with supporting immigration. Consequently all this absurd nonsense about Russia or England hacking the election has become ridiculous. The bottom line is that the CIA fears social media for the same reason every other dictator obsessed with removing civl liberty does. Facebook is a tool and like the internet it can be used for good or evil.
Donald Trump's Twitter fire has helped open up communication from the head of state. Justin Trudeau uses Twitter as well as Facebook. Granted his Tweets aren't as wild and crazy as Donald Trumps but social media does help officials get information out to the public. Even the Dalai Lama uses Facebook and Twitter now. Justin Trudeau states that his party is not turning it's back on social media in future campaigns. Everyone pays to advertise on Google and Facebook.
I deleted my Facebook because I wanted to go off the grid. Consequently I have lost touch with many old friends scattered all over the world. C'est la vie. We all manage our time as we choose.
Friday, March 23, 2018
We're certainly shattering stereotypes left, right and centre. The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Premier John Horgan offered billions of dollars worth of tax breaks to liquefied natural gas producers Thursday in a move to entice the construction of an export facility in Kitimat."
Oh but they said the NDP would tax and spend. Evidently not. As soon as the NDP were elected they lowered taxes by removing bridge tolls. Now they are offering tax incentives to attrack business. Imagine that. The flip side of that shattered stereotype is another shocker. The environmentalists are actually opposing it as if coal was cleaner than natural gas. Go figure. These environmentalists don't care about the environment. They're just mental.
"Horgan said he was heavily influenced by a trade mission to Asia in January where he met with project proponents and saw the pollution caused by coal-fired power plants. B.C. could help displace coal in Asia with cleaner LNG." No kidding. Have you seen the pollution in Beijing from all the coal? It is astounding. Don't the environmentalists want a reduction in the coal exports out of the Surrey docks? This project would greatly reduce CO2 emissions world wide.
I lived in Ireland for two years in 1988 and 1989. At that time eveyone heated their homes with coal fires. In the south it was open coal fireplaces. In the north they had enclosed fireplaces that burned coal which heated water that was pumped through radiators. The pollution from all that coal was incredible. Cork had a thick fog of coal smog daily. When I wrote home about it my father said that was what it was like in West Vancouver when your mother and I were first married. We had a coal fireplace and the smoke from those coal fires covered everything.
I was shocked to discover that only one generation ago we had coal fires in Vancouver and all the smog that went with them. Natural gas has eliminated that problem quite effectively.
Another lesson I learned from Ireland back then was providing tax incentives to attract business. Not much was happening economically in Ireland at the time so the government came up with an idea. 50% of nothing is nothing but 10% of something is something. The government of Ireland offered tax breaks to large corporations as incentive to open up shop in Ireland and it worked. All of a sudden the Shannon Development centre was created in the middle of nowhere.
High tech industry cropped up right beside Paddy and Mick's sheep farm. People had jobs and started paying income tax from those jobs. The government also made some tax from the large industries that moved into town. That's why Google has it's headquaters in Dublin. The Irish Govenemnt gave them tax breaks and the people have jobs that pay income tax.
Offering tax incentives to LNG in Kitmat is good business simply because 50% of nothing is nothing but a smaller percentage of something is something. Do the math.
In contrast, Andrew Weaver has lost his mind. He said he might withdraw his support of the minority NDP government. What will that solve? Do you think the Liberals won't push for a LNG facility? We need to oppose coal exports not natural gas. Give your head a shake.
Global is reporting that "Two Members of Parliament have been arrested at the Kinder Morgan facility on Burnaby Mountain after they defied a court injunction that banned protesters from disrupting construction work at both Trans Mountain terminals. Saanish-Gulf Islands MP and Green Party leader Elizabeth May, and Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart joined several dozen protesters and marched to the gate of the Kinder Morgan tank farm."
Saturday protesters defied the court order on Burnaby Mountain and were arrested. Tuesday, 59 protesters defied the court order and were arrested. The Globe and Mail reported that "Amina Moustaqim-Barrette, who spoke on behalf of a coalition of demonstrators under the banner Protect the Inlet, said each protester was ready to be arrested to send a clear message against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. “The community isn’t going to lay down and just accept that this pipeline is going to be built,” she said. “They’re going to show their opposition very loudly and very purposefully.” Twenty-eight demonstrators began blocking the entrance to Kinder Morgan’s work site at about 10 a.m. Saturday. Four hours later, some of the protesters tied themselves to the gate using zip ties, Moustaqim-Barrette said."
The Seattle Times reported that "Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to speak out against a pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Pacific Coast." As did the Toronto Star. CBC is reporting that "The governor of Washington says his state is "allied'' with British Columbia in questioning whether the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded." I told you this project is dead in the water.
King 5 News is reporting that "About 30 kayaktivists with the group Mosquito Fleet surrounded a large oil barge near the Port of Seattle and held a large banner that read Stop Kinder Morgan."
Evidently Alberta's BC wine boycott and their second unjustified spike in gas prices at the pump hasn't deterred the public opposition it has only fanned the flames of indignation. One reader wrote into the paper and nailed it. The second pipeline is not for local consumption, it is for foreign markets in China. There is absolutely no justification for the two recent spikes in the price of gas at the pumps. The problem is tar sands sludge and petroleum coke.
Alberta could refine the tar sands sludge there and send the refined oil through the existing pipeline. They want a second pipeline to send raw unrefined tar sands oil without refining it. Nobody in the US wants it. Detroit and Chicago both held public protests about their mountains of petroleum coke that was a byproduct of refining the tar sands sludge. They were able to send their petroleum coke to India but India doesn't want it any more so we are going to have to talk about what will happen to it. We don't want it in Vancouver. Alberta making demands of entitlement without addressing our concerns is bad business.
Initially, I supported the project. After Alberta's BC wine boycott and their entitlement demands they lost my support. The second spike in the price of gas is proof we need to break the oil monopoly in Canada. If we cant break the oil monopoly, we need to nationalize our oil because right now we do not have free market.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
I just clued in that St Patrick's Day was the 70th Anniversary of the Hells Angels. The club was founded on March 17th 1948. There's good and bad in every organization and the case law for criminal organization status for the Hells Angels is staggering. However, I think George Christie and Kerri Krysko put the controversy to rest.
Kerri Krysko said that the Hells Angels aren't a criminal organization, they are an organization of criminals. She states that there are a lot of members with criminal records but there are far more who don't have any criminal records at all. Maple Ridge is a good example. There are a lot of Hells Angels in Maple Ridge. They don't all sell crack.
George Christie said the Hells Angels aren't a criminal organization because the members of the club that are involved with criminal activity are stingy and don't share the proceeds of crime with all the other members. Now that is believable.
David Giles said not all members are involved with criminal activity but anyone who uses the name of the club for criminal activity must get permission from the local executive. That implicates the local executive of any chapter where members are found guilty of criminal offenses.
Sonny Barger founded the Oakland chapter. George Wethern was the former Vice-President of the Oakland Chapter. In his book A Wayward Angel Wethern claims: "The Oakland Angels began issuing new charters and assisting chapters set up their own drug operations. The additions were designed to contribute to our image and business concerns, by providing a drug route link, manufacturing a drug, supplying chemicals, or distributing drugs in an untapped area."
Not to hate, but I will point out that 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.
Gary Webb was right. The real villains in this drug war are the CIA. Just say'n.
Kill the Messenger and Freeway: Crack in the System are now both on Netflix.
Moving forward: Zen and the Art of Civl Liberty. Watch for it.
CBC is reporting that "Police targeted the Hells Angels this morning in a series of raids in the Laurentians, the Montérégie and the Outaouais, searching several locations linked to drug trafficking." Only in Quebec you say? Pity. No doubt the RCMP compromised that mission again. In BC they refuse to investigate organized crime. That's why we need to bring back the OMGU.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Keith Fraser is reporting that "A judge has found that a man accused of conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder had his rights violated following his arrest by Vancouver police. Knowah Ferguson of Hamilton, Ont., was charged with trying to shoot and kill Hells Angel Damion Ryan at the Vancouver airport on April 10, 2015. The allegation is that he approached Ryan while Ryan was seated at a table with an Asian male in a food court at the airport and pulled out a firearm. There was a clicking sound and the gun failed to fire, according to a ruling on the rights violation. All three people at the scene then took off running, according to the ruling."
As we know, Damion Ryan became a member of the Ontario Village Idiots until the Quebec brothers disbanded them. Kim Bolan is reporting that Damion Ryan is now living in Greece where the Edmonton scum bags ganged up on a local father and beat him to death.
The president of China just removed term limits making him king of the Communist dictatorship and just announced Beijing is ready to fight a bloody battle against all it's enemies. Do you think it's finally time to break their corporate monopoly on Canad'as oil? Do you think it might be time for us to stop funding the military expansion of a Communist state that murders political prisoners to order for organ harvesting every time we fill up with gas at the pump?
ABC is reporting that "Human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng did the unthinkable in Xi Jinping's China. In an open letter, last October he criticised the President's "totalitarian rule" and called for immediate political reform and democracy. The next day, as he was walking his son to school, he was detained by a squad of security police and man-handled into a van. His wife, Xu Yan, hasn't seen him since." There is nothing democratic about these draconian reforms in China.
China state media merger to create propaganda giant
The Guardian is reporting that "China has confirmed plans to merge its state television and radio stations to create a new broadcaster that will be one of the largest propaganda platforms in the world." Can we not see where this is going? Letting that evil profit from our oil is insane.
2018 Free Tibet and Free Yourself
It is clear that the Mayor's glutton council needs to be disbanded. All they do it try to think up new ways to raises taxes for them to spend. A letter to the Vancouver Province says it well: “Mobility pricing is a shiny, friendly term from consultants for the Mayors’ Council because driver’s tax is less palatable." Leave the ten cent a litre billion dollars a year regional gas tax and stop there. No new drivers taxes. Removing bridge tolls and replacing it with a driver tax is fraudulent.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Vancouver province is reporting that "The Liberal government is planning to introduce long-promised legislation Tuesday to strengthen controls on the sale, licensing and tracing of guns. The Liberals are bracing for political pushback from the Conservatives, as the bill would repeal some measures passed by the previous government."
This is offensively insane. In Metro Vancouver we have experienced a huge spike in illegal gun violence connected to the drug trade. None of those crimes are committed with legally obtained firearms. Blaze was under a firearm ban but was caught with firearms contrary to that ban. This never ending saga repeats itself over and over again. Criminals with lifetime firearm bans keep buying guns illegally because the bans are meaningless and have no consequences.
The guns the criminals are buying are coming in from the States. Some are from robberies. This new legislation will do absolutely nothing to prevent criminals from having guns. To claim that it will is a bold faced lie. Once again the government has created a manufactured emergency then removes civl liberty to pretend to fix the problem they created.
When the police watch the drugs coming out of Shakerz and provide drug dealers police protection in the DTES and on the Surrey Strip we know they are the root of the problem. Their criminal culpability has created the manufactured emergency to justify the pharmaceutic fraud that is burning tax dollars faster than we can borrow them.
If the police wanted to do something about illegal firearms, they would do sting operations purchasing illegal guns under cover. They refuse to do so because they want to perpetuate the problem so the government can continue to remove civl liberty from law biding citizens.
Our current system is not working. For the most part, in Canada only the criminals have guns. As I have said, I support he Swiss Model of gun control for obvious reasons.
Hells Angels associate firearms sentence reduced
The Canadian Press is reporting that "In the latest judicial setback for the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi."
There's nothing illegal about making campaign contributions unless of course Sarkozy didn't report them which is obviously the case. After we helped Sarkozy murder Gadhafi under false pretense, Gadhafi's son claim his father made campaign contributions to Sarkozy which he denied. Now it appears that was true. It clearly falls within the realm of believability given the fact that Sarkozy was trying to convince the world we could trust Gadhafi with nuclear weapons because he wanted to sell him a French reactor.
As soon as Gadhafi decided to buy a nuclear reactor from Argentina instead of France, we helped France invade Libya and murder Gadhafi. That stain is on all of us.
This is the third funding scandal le chien sal has been caught in. The book “Sarko m’a tuer” (Sarko Killed Me) claims Nicolas Sarkozy received undeclared contributions from the heiress to the L’Oreal cosmetics fortune Liliane Bettencourt. Again political contributions aren't ilegal. Failing to declare them is. Before that was the Karachi affair in Pakistan.
Sarkozy was accused of getting political kickbacks from an arms deal with Pakistan. When the deal was cancelled and his kickbacks were cut off he was accused of helping organize a terrorist bombing in Pakistan that killed French engineers.
Interesting to note that the UN envoy says Gaddafi’s son can stand as election candidate which could happen the end of this year. That would be fair since NATO murdered his family.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
ABC is reporting that "A homeless couple and their two young children, all dressed for bed, were found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a parked van that had its windows covered with blankets and a shade to block out the light outside a Southern California strip mall, police said Friday. The case comes as Southern California grapples with a rise in homelessness amid soaring housing costs." Sound familiar? This tragedy happened in Los Angeles.
Housing is very expensive in any big city - LA, New York, London, Toronto and now Metro Vancouver. Homelessness and drug addiction are two separate issues. Here in Vancouver they become blurred because the police do nothing to stop the predatory drug dealers from exploiting the homeless. As we have said before, 50 % of drug addicts on the Surrey strip want to get treatment but can't. Other than Price Pro all the treatment centres in Surrey are just drug houses where addicts do drugs. If the police won't arrest drug dealers for selling drugs in public or at treatment centres, what good are they?
We see homeless here and meet people living in cars all the time. It's always heart wrenching to hear of families with young children homeless but the same goes for the elderly. When the elderly are homeless we are all diminished.
The City of Surrey held a survey about housing in Guildford. They were of course pushing high density towers their campaign contributors can get rich off of. A million dollars for a tiny condo in a huge tower at Surrey Central is insane. Low rise apartments and townhouses for young families are a much better fit for Guildford. Affordable housing is a genuine concern for everyone.
If you want to build more housing in Guildford, take your LRT and cram it up your a*s.
Another insane spike in the price of gas at the pumps leaves us with only one logical conclusion. It is time to break the oil monopoly and Nationalize our oil like Norway. Corporate monopolies are never a good thing. Global is reporting that 7 Canadian companies committed indictable offences in bread-price fixing scandal. Yet not a word is said about the criminality of price fixing within the oil industry which is far worse. The onlty time a corporate monopoly can be a good thing is when the consumers are shareholders in that monopoly. Norway is a successful model of this.
When John D. Rockefeller used hostile take overs to obtain a monopoly on the oil industry the US Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Letting ownership of Canada's oil rights be controlled by a monopoly was a bad idea. Letting a foreign country own our oil rights was insane. Letting a Communist dictatorship profit from our oil is just plain evil. Stephen Harper is more of a Communist than Pierre Elliot Trudeau ever was. Breaking Communist China's monopoly on the ownership of our oil would be in every Canadians best interest.
BC has oil reserves. We could quite feasibly set the example by nationalizing our oil like ICBC. We would keep all the Canadian contractors. We would just nationalize the ownership of the oil and take it back from Communist China. If Alberta wants to extort us we should simply buy our oil from Russia. We do have a port here. That is supply and demand in a free market.
Everyone likes to complain about ICBC but we need to see though the fraud the BC Liberals created. The BC Liberal government extracted a $1.3 billion dividend from ICBC to balance Christy Clark's fake fudgeit budget. Now they are saying ICBC needs to be restructured because they are $1.3 billion in debt. We're not that stupid. As Peter Rose said ICBC is breaking even. There is no emergency. There is just another fraud created by the BC Liberals.
On the issue of privatizing ICBC I have always been neutral. It you want to do it, do it. If you don't want to do it, don't. However, I will point out that comparing insurance prices in BC with Alberta is not a fair comparison. You can't compare urban areas with rural ares. A more realistic comparison would be with Toronto who have much higher car insurance rates than we do.
The private insurance companies in BC are struggling. Many of them are running deficits. In response what do they do? They dump high risk clients and raise their rates. ICBC is forced to insure the high risk clients. The high risk clients should pay higher rates not everyone else. Aside from the insurance fraud, lotus land has a lot of luxury vehicles. When those cars get in accidents it costs a lot more to fix them. Luxury vehicles should pay a higher rate not everyone else.
Consequently ICBC is not in as bad shape as the Neo Cons are trying to trick us into believing. The current price fixing within the oil industry is a much more urgent matter to confront. What we have now is NOT a free market. What Canada and Alberta could learn from Norway.
CBC is reporting that "A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s are dead after a shooting at North York bowling alley on Saturday night. The man was pronounced dead at the scene while the woman died of her injuries in hospital later, Toronto police said in a news release on Sunday."
Global is reporting that the shooting took place inside PlayTime Bowl and Entertainment, located on Samor Road near Dufferin Street and Lawrence Avenue West, at around 10:10 p.m. on Saturday. "It’s not clear where exactly the shootings occurred, but the windows at the front entrance of the bowling alley were heavily damaged by gunfire." The bowling alley was full of families at the time of the shooting.
Update: The Canadian Press is reporting that the woman was a bystander in the shooting.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Today is the Holy day so it is. I wasn't going to comment on it this year because I'm just not feeling it so I thought I'd review some Irish Traditions just so we all know what the day is supposed to be all about. It's not supposed to be about getting pissed drunk. It's a day set aside to remember Irish history and tradition. It's a salute to the Holy land so it is.
Do you know what Tiocfaidh ár lá means? Do you know the song a Nation Once Again or The Town I Loved so Well? Do you know the real meaning behind The Lord of the Dance? Well wait till I tell ye. Tiocfaidh ár lá, pronounced Chuckie ar la, means our day will come. It's usually shouted while throwing a stone, brick or petrol bomb at some invincible enemy like David and Goliath. However, it's more like the final spear of the Spartan in the movie 300. A final f*ck you before being destroyed just to say I still disagree right to the end recording your dissent.
In fact the song A Nation Once Again cites that heroic last stand. It is a rebel song mourning the loss of the nation, longing for the day when Ireland will one day be reunited. The Town I Loved so Well refers to Derry. The Lord of the Dance is an old hymn referring to Jesus Christ.
I snowshoed up Sky Pilot today from the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola. It was an awesome hike. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the trail was groomed half way up. After that it was very steep but reasonably packed. I didn't summit but I made it to the foot of the summit. In the winter the trail goes up the back of the mountain. In the summer the trail goes up the other side.
Friday, March 16, 2018
I'm going to keep hammering home the fact that there is a new movement rising within Canada. It addresses greed and corruption on the right as well as the left. Last night I had a very disturbing conversation with Jarup Brar on a telephone town hall meeting he hosted. I was shocked and dissappointed to hear him promoting a Neo Con lie. Who fed him the poison kool aid?
Brian Mulroney had his Airbus and the GST. Stephen Harper had his insider trading jets and the HST. They were both conflicted. The Oliphant Commission concluded that Brian Mulrony acted in an inappropriate way when he accepted large amounts of cash from Karlheinz Schreiber over the airbus scandal which has just been resurrected with Airbus' recent acquisition of Bombardier. Details of the Mulroney fraud were itemized in Stevie Cameron's book On the Take: Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years.
No doubt Stevie Cameron could write a sequel about Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Harper era. Lockheed Martin is as dirty as SNC-Lavalin. Boeing is a much better business model.
Fast forward to 2018. Like Mulroney and Harper, Dianne Watts and Linda Hepner have their own insider trading scam: the LRT. Light Transit is for rural areas not dense city centres.
There is talk about Surrey being the city of the future. Locals have amended that motto to read Surrey: The Future Dies Here because of the Dianne Watts / Linda Hepner fraud. Reverting 104th Avenue to a single lane of traffic in either direction with an on ground train ruining down the middle is not progress. It is an obscene fraud that takes massive amounts of tax dollars and puts it into he hands of campaign contributors just like they did at Campbell Heights.
Right now the bus ride between Surrey Place Mall and Guildford is a problem free five minute ride. The status quo functions perfectly. Surrey Blogger Laila Yuile pointed out the problem is between Surrey Place and Newton. That is where the problem lies. If you want to extend Skytrain to Newton feel free but don't waste billions of tax dollars on a project we don't want or need just so your campaign contributors can get rich at taxpayers expense.
I did however have a very posative meeting with my MLA Gary Begg who I did vote for. He held an open house and met one on one with constituents. I overloaded him with about 30 issues at once but he was very knowledgeable about the problems outside the Front Room along 135A Street and many other issues that affect Surrey. His business card lists him as the Party Whip. Perhaps he will be able to convince the party to fix the BC Hydro Fraud Gordon Campbell created that Norm Farrell keeps talking about. Maybe they'll even bring back the OMGU.