Friday, May 31, 2019
The Surrey Now Leader is reporting that Steven Pettigrew has left the Safe Surrey Coalition. Oh Happy Day. I told you that guy was a wing nut. That is why I did not endorse him. He single handedly sabotaged the Hawthorne Park campaign. He was an agent provocateur. Either that or he was just plain stupid. His departure from the SSC had nothing to do with saving any trees.
Loser Steve says “I’m not mad at them, and I’m not even mad at the mayor,” he said. “Everybody has a right to vote the way they want and as we go forward I’ll just continue to work with them. Sometimes I’ll agree, most of the time I stand by myself. What’s the worst that can happen? I stand by myself. It’s already happened, right. You’ve seen council right, it’s usually eight to one, vote after vote after vote after vote.” Yeah why is that?
Doug McCallum explained “I am not surprised by Steven’s decision to split from the Safe Surrey Coalition,” McCallum stated. “What I find disappointing is his treatment of the voters who cast a ballot for him as a member of the Safe Surrey Coalition. We were very open, transparent and specific of what we stood for and intended to do if elected. Steven was fully aware of Safe Surrey’s platform and was more than happy to run an entire campaign with us. Since he’s been elected to council, he has conveniently forgotten the platform and the promises we made to the people of Surrey.” No kidding. Doug McCallum was very clear on his mandate to get rid of the LRT and the RCMP. Steve exploited McCallum's name and budget to get elected. As I said, he totally screwed up the Save Hawthorne park campaign. I was there. I saw it.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
This is kind of strange. The New York Times is reporting that "After the April 9 election, Mr. Netanyahu and his conservative Likud party had seemed poised to easily form a coalition with his right-wing and ultra-Orthodox allies from the previous government. But he got caught in a battle of wills between Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of a small ultranationalist and secularist party, Yisrael Beiteinu, and the powerful alliance of ultra-Orthodox parties over a new military service law that would conscript some ultra-Orthodox men."
When I was in Israel many years ago, I did not realize that the ultra Orthodox Jews known as the Haredim were exempt from military service. Everyone was required to serve in the military. Although I passionately support the freedom of religion I will say that the Haredim's refusal to serve in the military is the most hypocritical thing I have ever heard of. No offense.
It is no wonder that Liberman's bill to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military was meeting opposition from the draft dodgers. I'm wondering if the Haredim ever read anything about a man named Joshua and his commander a guy named Moses. How Moses led them to battle and how Joshua took up the command after Moses died. I'm wondering if the Haredim have read anything about their history at all. Evidently not. They must have skipped over the part where the Levites were forced to take up the sword and slay 3,000 traitors from within before the children of Israel were prepared to go to battle against the foreign enemy.
If the Haredim don't want to serve in the military they can always do what the American draft dodgers did during the Vietnam war and come to Canada. However, if you want to live in Israel you have to serve in the military. It is what it is. If you want to be Jehovah's Witness then be Jehovah's Witness but if you want to be Jewish then be Jewish.
Israel’s Military Exemption for Ultra-Orthodox Is Ruled Unconstitutional
There's another story in the Israeli news that's even more disturbing. The Jewish community in Australia is calling for Israel to extradite Malka Leifer to face numerous charges of sexual abuse. There should be no hesitation in that extradition. Where there is no justice there will be no peace.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Reuters is reporting that "A Dutch court on Wednesday banned the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in the Netherlands, saying it had a track record of violent crime including the killing of rivals, shoot-outs, and drug and weapon offences. Prosecutors had sought the measure in response to hundreds of incidents in the Netherlands."
“The violence is often so serious and causes so much social unrest that it can be considered in contravention of social order,” the Utrecht District Court ruled, naming the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Holland and the international organization to which it belongs."
"A spokesman for the national prosecutor’s office said this was believed to be the first time a country had banned the Hells Angels. The gang is regarded by the U.S. government as an international crime syndicate."
In Canada, Manitoba has designated the Hells Angels as a criminal organization. Nova Scotia has designated Bachus, a puppet club that sells drugs for the Hells Angels as a criminal org.
Update: When this blog first started I was big on pushing for criminal org status for the Hells Angels in Canada. However, after seeing the corruption and the extremism within the ATF in the US I'm not so sure about that any more. The David Giles declaration said not all members are involved with criminal activity but anyone who uses the name of the club for criminal activity must have that activity approved by the local executive.
That means if a Hells Angel member or associate is convicted of a crime that benefits the club, then the president of that chapter should also be charged. I would prefer to see that embraced in Canada than a blanket criminal organization status. That would help reduce crime because it would make a local executive much more careful about approving any criminal activity.
BTW it was a HA that was involved in the Toronto hit and run that seriously injured a 4 year old.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
I just noticed that William Marsden, who co authored Julian Sher's landmark book The Road to Hell, wrote another book called Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta Is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (And Doesn't Seem to Care). Now that's worth reading so it is.
Exposing Alberta's lies once and for all
Looking at the Next Federal Election
Newly elected Green MP has a brain
Another act of Judicial Treason
As I previously stated, mistreating of El Chapo diminishes all of us. The United States is filled with extremes. On one hand they have this wonderful Constitution protecting civil liberty for all and on the other hand they have dirty dogs trampling the Constitution from within.
El Chapo has been in solitary consignment for two and a half years. His lawyer has asked that he be allowed to purchase some bottled water, have a little bit of fresh air and proper ear plugs. All of which are very reasonable requests. El Chapo is housed at a notorious Manhattan prison that has been compared to Guatanamo Bay. That is nothing to be proud of. As I've previously stated, Norway has the best prison model in the world. The United States does not. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Even more than China and Russia.
As I previously stated, El Chapo should be pardoned in exchange for his testimony against the CIA. That would be in the public's best interest.
Compare the treatment of El Chappo, Manuel Noriega and Oliver North. Again we see the sad saga of unequal protection of the law emerge. Colonel Edward P. Cutolo testified that in Operation Watchtower the planes loaded with cocaine landing in Panama from Bogata were met by Col. Tony Noriega and CIA Agent Edwin Wilson. The CIA made Noriega president because of his drug trafficking on their behalf. He worked for Oliver North. Oliver North was pardoned and became a Fox News TV host. Manuel Noriega died in an American prison.
Operation Fast and Furious was a CIA operation where the ATF sold the sinola carter guns and brought back tons of cocaine into the United States as payment. El Chapo had a .50 cal sniper rifle from Operation Fast and Furious. Hilary Clinton was the author of that operation.
Monday, May 27, 2019
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Mistrials resulting from deadlocked juries are extremely rare and are a sign that the judicial system is working, former B.C. attorney general Wally Oppal said Sunday. Oppal said the public should not be concerned that jurors could not reach a verdict in the case of Jamie Bacon, who is charged with one count of counselling someone to commit murder in late 2008." AYFKM? WTF is wrong with the Vancouver Sun?! No really.
The fact that Wally Oppal isn't in jail for collusion after sabotaging the missing woman's inquiry is proof the system is broken. Jamie Bacon got off scot free for ordering the worst gangland slaying in BC's history because of trial delays resulting from police misconduct. The fact that someone on the jury wouldn't convict him in DK's murder makes it look like someone on the jury was paid off. That's what it looks like. For that piece of garbage to say the public should not be concerned and the system is working just fine for him is absolutely outrageous. The fact that the Vancouver Sun would even quote that raging lunatic is very offensive.
Wally Oppal was a horrible attorney general. With gang violence escalating the public were protesting bad judges. Wally Oppal said everything is fine. That's when Vern started putting huge signs on flatdeck trucks that said Recall Wally Oppal. The group Vern was with in Aldergove weren't talking about gang violence, they were talking about property theft. They had drug addicts stealing from all their neighbors and every time the police arrested them the courts let them free. It was a revolving door judicial system that served no one. That was when the VPD came up with a proposal asking for 30 strikes and your out. Showing that the more crimes these chronic offenders committed, the less jail time they were sentenced with. Wally said it was just fine.
After Wally Oppal lost the election, the Vancouver Sun pushed to have him on the Missing woman's inquiry. I was like WTF are they doing? Women from the DTES spoke up at a public meeting saying Wally Oppal was the wrong choice to head that inquiry. They were right.
Durring the missing Woman's Inquiry Wally Oppal took a second job acting in a slasher movie. That National Post said it was bad judgement. Indeed it was.
In 1992, when he was a B.C. Supreme Court justice, Wally Oppal appeared at a boozy, men-only dinner hosted by members of the Vancouver Police Department and told jokes about what a rape victim had said in court. There is no way the Vancouver Sun should have endorsed him for the Missing Woman Inquiry. He didn't even do his job on the Inquiry.
As soon as the inquiry heard evidence that implicated the Hells Angels, Wally Oppal shut the inquiry down and turned it into a *less adversarial* panel discussion where he could more easily censor evidence. That was collusion.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
The Canadian Press is reporting that "Officials say a four-year-old boy who was hospitalized after a hit-and-run is in life-threatening condition. Police have said that the boy was struck by a motorcycle that fled the scene Sunday afternoon in the city's east end. Police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante says first responders found the child in and out of consciousness before he was rushed to hospital. Police have said the male driver of the motorcycle drove away while a female passenger got off the motorcycle and fled on foot."
"They've described the male suspect as white, with a heavy build, between 40 and 50 years old and was wearing a black helmet and dark-coloured pants. The female is described as white and in her 20s, with blonde hair. She was wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, white running shoes and a black helmet. Police also say the motorcycle is a red or orange colour and is a cruiser-type Harley Davidson with damage to the front right turn signal. Arrogante says police are asking witnesses to come forward." The Toronto Sun posted surveillance photos. Red sneakers.
Update: CBC is reporting that "Toronto police have made an arrest in connection with a hit and run involving a motorcycle that left a four-year-old child critically injured. Police say a 31-year-old man was arrested in Markham and has been charged with: leaving the scene of an accident and causing bodily harm, driving a motorcycle with an improper licence and operating a motorcycle without insurance."
"Police also say they have seized a 2016 Harley Davidson Road Glide motorcycle. The boy is being treated for life-threatening injuries at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, where a family friend says relatives from around Toronto and abroad are gathered."
2nd Update: The suspect in the hit and run has been identified as Darren Robert Dawson. The Toronto Sun is reporting that "The accused is the son of full-patch Hells Angels member Billy Dawson who died at age 59 in Aug. 2013. Dawson himself was a full-patch Hells Angels member, but sources say his membership had been revoked sometime over the past few years."
The red sneakers was a give away. So we know he *was* a member of the Hells Angels and a source *claims* he is no longer a member. The fact that he is no longer a member is hearsay and has yet to be determined. Chalk another one up for the Ontario Village Idiots.
Global is reporting that "Green Party MP-elect Paul Manly openly questioned the “corporate media’s” coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and whether there is additional evidence that would reveal a different explanation for the attacks." Finally someone with a brain. Global is trying to discredit him and make him sound like a wing nut. IF he said the third tower collapsed into it's own blueprint at freefall speed due to heat and fire, THEN he'd be a wing nut. He did not say that.
When Global confronted him for something he said on a podcast years ago Paul Manly replied “There are a lot of conspiracy theories when it comes to 9/11 and I do not subscribe to them, but when people remember the official story of 9/11 it was that Saddam Hussein was directly involved with the bombings of 9/11. We now know that is not true.” Exactly. First they said it was Bin Ladden but the confession video didn't look anything like Bin Ladden.
One has to wonder why on earth is Global sounding like a cheap tabloid all of a sudden. It's because it's now owned by Post Media News. That's why. In contrast, the Toronto Star reported that "Green Leader Elizabeth May introduced Ottawa to incoming MP Paul Manly, whose victory in the former NDP riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith appears to have both energized May's party and prompted a warning from former New Democratic MP Svend Robinson. He called the Green breakthrough a “wake-up call” for Jagmeet Singh’s NDP to take a more aggressive stance on climate change and the environment." Indeed. Wakie wakie achy breaky.
Today is a milestone. It is the 10th anniversary of the Gangsters out blog. 10 years ago today was my first blog post. 10 years of death threats, legal challenges along with defamation campaigns and what have we accomplished? Not much. Not much has changed really. The police corruption and the political corruption that profits from gang violence continues unabated. That is my beef.
In my second ever blog post I noted how news of the Vancouver Gang war had spread to England. The Independent reported on the situation and said "From heaven to hell: 18 die as drugs war rages on streets of Vancouver." Since then a lot more than 18 people have died.
In 2013 I put out a pamphlet called Misconceptions: Connecting the dots between politics and organized crime. In 2014 I put out a free ebook called Stand True: Civil Liberty and the Hells Angels Drug Trafficking Network. This year I launched a new ebook called Finian's Inferno: What's done in the dark will be brought to the light. Stay tuned.
New Finian's Inferno Web Site
CBC is reporting that "A mistrial was declared Saturday in the murder plot case involving Jamie Bacon, according to the B.C. Prosecution Service. Bacon was charged in 2014 with counselling an associate to commit murder. He is accused of counselling others to kill Denis Karbovanec, who was shot, but not killed in Mission on Dec. 31, 2008. Crown spokesperson Daniel McLaughlin said the decision was made late in the day after the jury advised the court that they weren't able to reach a verdict following a three-month long trial. A mistrial, which is ordered at the discretion of the trial judge can occur where a trial has the appearance of unfairness. A new trial will take place and McLaughlin said the next appearance in the case will be June 14."
AYFKM? The jury couldn't figure it out? Wow. Holy injustice Batman. Global is reporting that "B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge ordered the jury to continue talking after they came to her without a decision Saturday afternoon, but no progress was made after that."
"The court heard Bacon and Karbovanec were longtime friends and associates in the drug trade, but that Bacon had begun to question Karbovanec’s focus on their operation. The shooter — who can only be identified as “CD” due to a sweeping publication ban — testified Bacon ordered the hit to erase CD’s $20,000 drug debt. A second witness identified only as “AB” testified he lured Karbovonec to a Mission cul-de-sac, but CD’s gun jammed. Karbovonec fled, but was hit in the back and a bullet grazed his face. He managed to survive his injuries."
"Both CD and AB have escaped prosecution by agreeing to testify against Bacon, despite admitting to their roles in the shooting. Defence argued those immunity deals were precisely why their testimony couldn’t be relied on, telling the court Bacon was only being used as an excuse to reduce the witnesses’ responsibility. Lawyer Kevin Drolet told the court during closing arguments Wednesday that there was never any plan to murder Karbovonec, arguing the shooting was too inept to be coordinated by anyone." AYFKM? This isn't brain surgery.
Jamie Bacon getting off for the Surrey six murder due to trial delays over police misconduct was obscene. Now this. Wow. That is insane. The whole plot falls well within the realm of believability. It makes sense. The jury deadlock does not. There is not a snowball's chance in Hell the two losers would have shot DK without Jamie Bacon's order. This deadlock is really offensive.
In the Surrey Six, Person Y testified that Jamie Bacon ordered the hit on Cory Lal. Global reported that “Mr. Johnston and Mr. Haevischer, both 30, claimed at trial that the plan was to rob Corey Lal, a drug-dealing rival of their gang, the Red Scorpions, but Justice Wedge found the story implausible." No kidding. Just like Jamie Bacon’s claim that there was no plan to shoot DK. The two loser shooters would not have shot him if Jamie Bacon had not ordered them to. They worked for Jamie Bacon. The jury failed to put that ridiculous claim to the test of beleivebailty.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
I just picked up two new books: The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World by his holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutter, MD and the pocket Dalai Lama compiled by Mary Craig.
I like the Dalai Lama. He's intelligent, positive and he's even a political activist. I support his cause. He's the kind of guy I'd sit down and listen to. One of the quotes from the pocket Dalai Lama states "I believe in justice and truth, without which there would be no basis for human hope." Gotta love that. I believe in justice and truth.
I also like the book The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World. I like the way it's written. You don't really picture a Zen master standing at a pulpit preaching a sermon. You'd picture him pointing the way to enlightenment. In this book, Howard C. Cutler, who is obviously educated, starts talking about subjects then asks the Dalai Lama for his insights which he gives. This is kind of what you would expect from a Zen master.
One of the sections of the book explores the causes of violence. It discusses the roots of violence and ways to overcome fear. I assume they threw that in because anger is a secondary emotion. We experience anger when he have been hurt or experience fear.
To control our anger we must face our fear.
Rocketman, the movie about the life of Elton John, hits theatres on Friday, May 31. ET Canada is reporting that ""Rocketman earned rave reviews and a five-minute standing ovation at its recent premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, but the film's subject admits some scenes in the rock biopic have been uncomfortable to watch. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph (via the Daily Mail), Elton John says he was adamant that the film depict all aspects of his life, including his struggles with bulimia, drugs, mental health and even his own sexuality. "This is how my life was, and I didn't want to cover it and gloss it over," Sir Elton told the Telegraph. And it's difficult to watch because I thought, 'God, I don't want to go back there, thank God I came out of it.'"
Elton John said it was difficult to watch the scenes of his drug addiction but he wanted the movie to be truthful. He's just glad he came out of it. Exactly. Then why the hell would we spend so much money keeping people addicted? Harm promotion is the wrong answer to addiction.
Elton John & Taron Egerton: Rocket Man ~ Elton John: Candle in the Wind
Minghui.org is reporting that "Falun Gong practitioners held a parade in downtown Vancouver on May 12, 2019. The parade route was about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long and lasted nearly two hours." I'm sorry I missed it. I was there last year. This is a video of the parade in Vancouver someone else posted. There were similar parades in Montreal and Edmonton.
The Bleeding Edge ~ Ethan Gutmann's interview with Dr Ko ~ Letter from Masanjia
The Foray 48B or BTK Ariel pesticide spraying of north Surrey continues. Thursday I saw and heard the plane go over my house 12 times between 5;00 AM and 6:00 AM on my way to work. Evidently they haven't killed enough song birds yet. BTK pesticide kills all moths, caterpillars and butterflies. It is not healthy for humans to breath. It also effects all other mammals that eat moths, caterpillars and butterflies including songbirds who feed caterpillars to their young.
Dr. Karen Bartlett with the UBC School of Population and Public Health has studied the pesticide. She says warnings to stay indoors during the spraying are fair, but not because it’s toxic. “Not so much because the chemical is terribly toxic, but it’s not good to inhale any foreign substance that you don’t need to. So staying inside with the windows and doors closed is a good idea,” says Bartlett, who was part of a study in the 1990s that looked into the effects of Foray 48B.
It's not harmful for humans is very different from it's not terribly toxic. I don't want to breath that on my way to work in the morning. The small traps on the ground are much more effective than blanketing everyone from the air with toxic pesticides. Don't worry. Next they'll try to figure out a way to inject the pesticide into the seeds. GMO yo. Until then the air will continue to be toxic.
Friday, May 24, 2019
The Canadian Press is reporting that "A court has ruled that British Columbia cannot restrict oil shipments through its borders in a decision that marks a win for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Alberta's efforts to get its resources to overseas markets. The province filed a constitutional reference question to the B.C. Court of Appeal that asked whether it had the authority to create a permitting regime for companies that wished to increase their flow of diluted bitumen. A five-judge panel agreed unanimously that the amendments to B.C.'s Environmental Management Act were not constitutional because they would interfere with the federal government's exclusive jurisdiction over interprovincial pipelines." That is obscene.
It's time for a judicial review because our justice system is clearly broken. They're basically saying we don't live in a democracy. They're saying that the people of British Columbia can elect a government but that government may not negotiate on their behalf and may not protect the environment. This is NAFTA Chapter 11 all over again. It's like saying if Alberta wants to dump toxic PCP chemical waste in BC, BC can't stop them if Ottawa agrees. That is wrong.
John Horgan asked Raging Rachel two simple questions. He expressed a concern about tanker traffic and asked how do we control the flow of tar sands bitumen if the tanker traffic becomes too congested with all our other ship traffic. She said you don't. She said we have no say in the amount of tanker traffic leaving our port. That is morally wrong.
John Horgan then asked what happens if there is a spill? Who pays for clean up? Raging Rachel said you do. We won't pay a dime. That is morally wrong. I was hoping a Conservative would have the sense to say we would split the cost of clean up. I was sadly mistaken. We cannot negotiate a trade agreement with those terms.
Pipelines already exist for tar sands bitumen to Chicago and Detroit. They don't want it any more because of the petroleum coke byproduct. Chicago and Detroit are allowed to say no but Vancouver is not? That is morally wrong. It's time for a judicial review.
So what does this decision mean? It means there is not a snowballs chance in hell that I'm voting for Andrew Scheer or Maxine Bernier. I'll vote for someone who is willing to recognize the validity of our concerns. That is what this decision means. Exposing Alberta's lies once and for all
Doug McCallum was elected mayor of Surrey on a promise to get rid of the LRT and the RCMP, both of which I completely support. That' why I voted for him. Post Media propaganda has been opposed to both despite the election results. "There's a lot of anger going on here and the secrecy going on behind it," added Joseph Edwards, a retired 15-year veteran of the Surrey RCMP. "We don't think they are being truthful... Why is everything a secret?"
It's a secret because the RCMP and the MSM are trying to stop it from happening. We need to move past this. Surrey is the largest City in Canada that does not have it's own municipal police force. The campaign to keep the RCMP despite the election results shows how corrupt the RCMP still is. They have no desire whatsoever to investigate organized crime. They have no desire whatsoever to stop or restrict the Hells Angels drug trafficking in Surrey. They still watch the drug dealers come out of Shakerz to the Dell bowling alley and load the drug dealers on King George Hwy with drugs. They watch it happen without stopping it.
The Hells Angels have hired the Brother's Keepers to bring more violence to Surrey and the RCMP do nothing to stop the violence. They promote the violence by promoting the Hells Angels drug trafficking network. The RCMP have members of the Wolf Pack in the Witness Protection Program cashing in on the rat out your rivals program and give those members of the Wolf Pack police escorts while they sell cocaine. That needs to stop. This is why we need a municipal police force in Surrey. The RCMP refuse to listen to the citizens who pay their wages.
The RCMP class action sexual harassment suit is one thing. IHIT investigators sleeping with witnesses is another. Shooting hostages is yet another. The list goes on and on. Post Media News is corporate trash trying to brainwash taxpayers into promoting organized crime. I do not support either. That is why I support Doug McCallum. It's really a no brianer.
Overwhelming support for SkyTrain in Surrey and Langley
The Daily Hive is reporting that "There is a consensus amongst local residents in Surrey and Langley, and across the region, that SkyTrain is the right technology decision for the Fraser Highway rapid transit project between King George Station and Langley Centre. TransLink released the findings of the first stage of its public consultation for the proposed Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project, which received nearly 21,300 survey responses, with about 17,000 from residents in Surrey and Langley. The survey was conducted throughout April. This is the breakdown of support for the project as a continuous extension of the Expo Line:
Surrey – 82%
City of Langley – 90%
Township of Langley – 92%
Rest of Metro Vancouver – 84%
I guess Post Media Trash won't be reporting on that.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
This post is my position on religion. It is the gospel according to Finian. Most people will skip over this post for obvious reasons. When we normally hear the term religion we think wingnut wack job freak. Religious extremism misses the point and scares normal people away for good reason.
Religion once played a large role in my life many years ago. Not so much anymore. Yet like Thomas Paine of old, I am still passionate about the freedom of religion. I believe in a free republic. That is what I believe in.
Although I distance myself from most people who call themselves Christian, I do believe in Christianity. I believe in the teachings of Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King who said "He who serves the poor served God" and "Anyone can be great because anyone can serve." Indeed, service to mankind is the true measure of greatness not material wealth.
Most religions contain the golden rule: "Do unto others as ye would have them do unto you." If everyone did that, this world would be a better place. Therefore, I submit that religion isn’t bad, how man distorts religion is.
My neighbors are Muslims form Syria. They are wonderful. Their children are adorable. There is nothing morally wrong with Ramadan. If you want to fast and pray then by all means, feel free. I had a good friend in Belfast who was Jewish and I worked on a kibbutz in Israel when I was young. I sympathize with the Jewish struggle for a homeland just like I sympathize with the Palestinian's struggle. Jerusalem O Jerusalem.
Without trying to offend everyone on the planet, I will share with you a heartfelt concern I have with two of the religious traditions history has given us. The first is the story of Abraham’s sacrifice which is held as an example by Muslims, Jews and Christians alike.
God commanded Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a human sacrifice to prove his devotion to God and somehow we all see that as a good thing. I must be missing something. Human sacrifice is never a good thing.
I realize that sacrifice was in similitude of God’s sacrifice of his son for the sins of the world but is it really. God didn’t kill Christ, someone else did. God knew what would happen to him but he didn’t do it. There’s a huge difference there. Letting your child go to war and die in battle is very different than killing your kid. One is honorable, the other is not.
The religious leaders at the time saw Christ as a troublemaker. They wanted him dead but he hadn’t done anything worthy of death. Some think that if Christ had come in our day, our religious leaders would crucify him all over again.
Josh McDowel wrote a book called Evidence demands a verdict which outlined the trial. Josh McDowel later wrote some other books hating on different religions and those I do not support but his book More than a Carpenter and Evidence demands a verdict I completely support.
All the witnesses contradicted each other. They had nothing on him. Until the end, where Christ convicted himself. They came right out and asked him Art thou the Christ? All he had to do was say nope and walk away but he didn’t. He looked them in the eye and said verily I say unto you before Abraham was I am. They snapped. He claimed to have been the one that spoke to Moses in the burning bush. That was either true or the most outrageous blasphemy ever uttered.
Let’s remember what the law said and who gave them that law. The law said that anyone guilty of blasphemy should be put to death. God gave them that law. So if Christ’s claim wasn’t true they were legally required to put him to death.
We have to move past hating on the Jews for killing Christ. They simply fulfilled the law that was given them. He was the one that gave them that law for God’s sake. His atonement was foreordained. It had to happen. It was part of the plan so to speak.
OK so now back to Abraham. Some people believe that Abraham was righteous but his father was wicked. His father was so wicked he tried to offer Abraham as a human sacrifice to a false God in Egypt when he was young. OK so my first point is, If Abraham’s father’s sacrifice was so evil, what made Abraham’s sacrifice so good? One was to a false God but the other was to a true God? Personally I don’t see the difference. In my opinion both were bad. It breeds fanaticism.
I understand that this life is a test but if God asked me to kill my kids I would say no. End of story. I failed that test but did I really? Failing that test is something I could live with. Passing that test is not. For me it's all about being able to live with yourself. Life is about making choices and living with the consequence of those choices good or bad.
The other religious tradition is the Passover. I respect that Jewish tradition. When I was on a kibbutz in Israel they had a special meal during Passover that reminded them of their hardships in Egypt and how God save them from bondage. At the time I asked one of the members of the kibbutz about it. I thought you said this was a non religious kibbutz. It is he replied. This is just part of our history. I respect that.
Celebrating setting slaves free is always a good thing. It’s just the actual Passover itself that I'm uncomfortable with. Moses was trying to convince Pharaoh to let the children of Israel free. No way he said. I need them to build my monuments.
Then came the plagues. There were flies, frogs and locust. Turning the water to blood. Yet Pharaoh was firm, no surrender until the Passover. On that pivotal night, the Jews were told to spread lamb’s blood on the doorstops of their home. Every home that was marked with the lamb's blood would be passed over by the destroying angel. In every house that wasn’t marked with lamb’s blood the first born son would die.
I respect the fact that the religious tradition celebrates the fact that their children were spared. I get it. Yet the other’s weren’t. I can’t celebrate killing kids even my enemies kids but that’s just me. That’s how I feel. So I have a few issues so I do.
Nevertheless, I am still passionate about the freedom of religion. I believe in a free republic. That is what I believe in. As I've said before, right now I lean towards Buddha who said "If you can, help others. If you can't help them, do no harm to them."
I shun religious extremism just as I shun evil. As Martin Luther King taught noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. I believe religious extremism is evil. That is why I shun it. However, religion isn’t bad, how man distorts religion is. Peace.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The Chronicle Herald is reporting that "An Eastern Shore man has entered guilty pleas and an Ontario man is expected to follow suit next month in a drug case involving the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang. Paul Francis Monahan, 62, of Ostrea Lake, near Musquodoboit Harbour, pleaded guilty recently in Dartmouth provincial court to three charges: trafficking marijuana, conspiracy to traffic cocaine and conspiracy to possess proceeds of crime."
"Mark David Heickert, 50, of Orillia, Ont., faces the same conspiracy charges as Monahan, as well as one charge of breaching his release conditions by having contact with members of the Hells Angels or affiliated clubs. Police said Monahan is a hang-around member of the New Brunswick Nomads Hells Angels chapter and Heickert is a full-patch member of the Hells Angels chapter in Oshawa, Ont."
"Following a nine-month investigation that included undercover officers, RCMP executed search warrants in November 2017 at homes in Ostrea Lake and Orillia and the Hells Angels clubhouse in Musquodoboit Harbour. Officers allegedly seized two kilograms of cocaine, a sawed-off shotgun, a large quantity of cash, outlaw motorcycle gang paraphernalia."
Nova Scotia investigates Hells Angels drug trafficking, BC does not.
Monday, May 20, 2019
The Abbotsford police department is reporting that "During followup for domestic invest #AbbyPD learned male was in the res breaching his no contact conditions with the vic. Home evacuated & male barricaded self. ERT & Negotiators called to assist. Male surrendered when fire started inside the res. Male arrested & invest continues." That's not exactly what happened.
I rode by the scene at Westerly Street on Southdale Crescent around 4:00 PM and spoke with two different witnesses who both heard and saw tear gas go off right before the fire started.
One witness who was outside at the time heard and saw the police discharge two flash grenades outside the front of the house. Then the witness heard popping in the rear of the house and I asked if there were more flash grenades. No, these were quite and they had smoke. This is what the other witness also saw. Then the smoke from the tear gas turned into black billowing smoke and the fire department soon showed up. Apparently the police set the house fire off with their tear gas. At least they didn't shoot the hostage this time.
Perhaps tear gas isn't the best choice for inside a wood framed house.
FIRE MARSHAL'S REPORT: Tear gas canister started deadly fire
TEAR GAS STARTED PHARMACY FIRE, REPORT SAYS
World heavyweight boxing is back in the spotlight as Deontay Wilder knocks out Dominic Breazeale in the first round. Forbes is reporting that Anthony Joshua knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the seventh round three years ago. Deontay Wilder did it in the first round. And it was ridiculously impressive.
Anthony Joshua has a lot of talent and a lot of class. He has a title defense against Andy Ruiz June 1st. The showdown between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will be epic.
I finally started reading the book Hollywood Godfather about the life of Gianni Russo. The New York publisher asked me if I'd like a copy of the book and I said sure, I love New York. New York and I have past history back in the day. The term Hollywood Godfather set me back a bit. After all Hollywood is so plastic and artificial. However, it turns out Gianni is from New York City. He was raised within Little Italy in Manhattan. John Gotti's stomping grounds. That carries credibility.
Unlike my old friend and former associate Curtis Sliwa, I would never make fun of John Gotti. I respect the Dons. I don't condone what they do but I recognize that without the Dons there is no order on the street. The real Dons maintain a code the new kids on the block can't comprehend.
Gianni payed a role in the famous movie the Godfather. He played a sh*t bag in the movie who married a mafia Don and beat her up. The Don then rightfully kicked the sh*t out of him in the street. That would be what we refer to as a natural consequence - street justice. I recognize that it was just a role in a move and that role he played was very different than his real role in life. It was good to demonstrate that the Italians did not tolerate mistreatment of their women.
Gianni knew John Gotti. Gianni said that the mafia paid for John Gotti's love for the media and that someone forgot to tell him the mafia was supposed to be a secret organization.
Gianni even had an interesting iteration with Pablo Escobar. I'm not going to reveal the continents of the book, you're going to have to read it for yourself but I will say it's worth the read. Cheers.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Well the horses are jockeying for position each trying to promote themselves over the other but I have to admit over all I'm not impressed. Jagmeet Singh has been a rising star. I like him. However, his position on the legalization of all drugs is completely irresponsible and for that reason I cannot vote for him. Andrew Scheer talks the talk but he doesn't appear to walk the walk.
Stephen Harper said the same thing and did the exact opposite. Harper taxed and spent more than the left did while he trampled civil liberty. Harper spent over $65 billion on a bank bailout the banks didn't need and had his own Air Bus scandal with Lockheed Martin and the completely useless F-35's. Boeing is good. Lockheed Martin is bad just like SNC Lavalin. Sheer harping about Trudeau and SNC Lavalin is complete hypocrisy. He would have done much worse. We need to get rid of these corrupt companies that burn tax dollars and give kickbacks to politicians.
Maxine Bernier sounds promising but his position on pipelines is the same as Sheer. He's not offering us anything different. They support all pipelines. I do not. I support LNG pipelines although Laila Yuille has valid concerns about fracking. I'm even OK with pipelines for unrefined crude. I'm just adamantly opposed to pipelines for unrefined bitumen.
As one reader pointed out, Alberta still wants to privatize profits and socialize loss. Look at all these oil companies in Alberta that rape the land, dissolve their assets then go bankrupt when it comes time to pay for clean up. That is not responsible and needs to be addressed.
I was pretty choked when Trudeau used tax dollars to buy the trans mountain pipeline when it implied he was going to cram another pipeline for unrefined bitumen against our will. However, if Trudeau doesn't build a pipeline for tar sands bitumen and nationalizes the oil like Norway, then that would be a step forward for all Canadians. Selling that pipeline to China would not.
The rise of the Green Party shows that Canadians do care about the environment. We want to be responsible and promote sustainable business. We're just tired of all the dirty deals and the exploitation of taxpayers. Civil Liberty and Fiscal Responsibility. That is Green Justice.
Justin Trudeau's tax and spend allegation are a neo con fraud.
Brian Mulroney ans Stephen Harper raised taxes and over spent more than anyone else.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
I was reading a positive interview of Keanu Reeves only to discover he is staring in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and I had to laugh. Parabellum means prepare for war. It's also the name of a 9 mm caliber bullet. The name is taken from the Latin saying that says if you want peace, prepare for war. I laughed because John Wick 1 and 2 were very violent and with a name like Parabellum, I'm sure chapter three will not disappoint.
There elephants dot com is reporting that "On the morning of 11 September, 2001, five Israeli nationals traveling through New York City in a company van were arrested in connection with the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers. According to police, traces of explosives were detected in the van and the men were detained and questioned for 72 days before being deported to Israel without having been charged with a crime."
"Prior to their arrest the Israeli’s were seen by witnesses photographing and celebrating the destruction of the twin towers from multiple vantage points including a parking lot at Doric Towers and the roof of Urban Moving Systems, the company for which some or all of them worked. One of the men would later state during a T.V. interview in Israel that their stated purpose was to document the event. Urban Moving Systems appears to have been a Mossad front company."
Adam Green covered the release of the documents on Youtube. The Corbett report covered the story when it happened. Everyone said that there were Arab Muslims seen celebrating on 9/11. Turns out they weren't Arab and they weren't Muslim, they were Israelis.
Filming the events of 9/11 is not surprising. Everyone was doing that. Witnesses claim they were celebrating the destruction of the towers. That is rather odd. It was such a shocking morbid event celebration was inconceivable. I'm certainly not going to hate on Israel. I'm simply going to point out some similarities between 9/11 and the attack on the USS Liberty.
The World Trade Centre was half full of asbestos. The Port Authority took the insurance company to court to have them pay for the asbestos removal and lost. Larry Silverstein then purchased the WTC and insured it against a terrorist attack. The fact that he insured the towers against a terrorist attack was not a conspiracy. The fact that he bought the towers knowing they were half full of asbestos was. After the 9/11 tragedy, Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority took the insurance company back to court and this time were awarded twice the value of the towers.
That's like being in a three car collision and being paid twice the value of your car because two vehicles struck it. It is unheard of. Replacement cost pays the cost of replacement not double the cost. Doubling your investment from that horrific tragedy was obscene.
In addition to the twin towers, the third tower fell on 9/11 when no planes hit it due to heat and fire. Steel frame buildings do not collapse into their own blueprint at free fall speed due to heat and fire. The only way that happens is if the load bearing beams are blown out in a controlled demolition. Professor Steve Jones found traces of thermite in the 9/11 ruble.
Remember the Liberty!: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas
OK so now let's take a look at what happened to the USS Liberty. The USS Liberty was a US battleship that was attacked and almost destroyed by Israel during the 6 day war. That part is undisputed. Everyone claims the attack was a mistake. That part is disputable.
The USS Liberty was well marked flying an American flag. Alex Jones made an excellent documentary of the event which has since been confirmed by a recent book called Remember the Liberty!: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas.
One of the Israeli fighter pilots saw the US Flag and refused to fire on the ship. He was ordered to fire and threatened with court marshal if he did not. Again, I'm not going to hate on Israel here. I'm simply going to point out that they were acting under directions of President Johnston. When the USS Liberty came under attack they requested air support. A nearby US Aircraft carrier sent some fighter jets to come to their aid. President Johnston recalled the air support and said he wanted that ship sunk. Kennedy was assassinated after vetoing Operation Northwoods. After his assassination, President Johnston implemented it.
Colonel Edward P. Cutolo testified that Michael Harari, a senior Mossad agent met Col. Tony Noriega and CIA Agent Edwin Wilson shipping cocaine from Columbia though Panama to the US in Operation Watch Tower. Israel has the same problem with CIA corruption as we do.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Harold Munro's cheap tabloid of corporate trash is reporting that "A Hells Angels clubhouse was searched and a biker gang prospect arrested and charged with assault this week in Kelowna. On Wednesday night, members of the Kelowna RCMP street enforcement unit, along with officers from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and emergency response team, searched the clubhouse, which is located in the city’s north end. Hours earlier, during a traffic stop, police arrested 30-year-old Hells Angels prospect Colin Michael Bayley in connection with an incident in an establishment in the 300-block of Bernard Ave. in downtown Kelowna on May 6."
“Investigations into crimes that have connections to gangs or organized crime are extremely complex and can take a significant amount of resources. We are fortunate in this province to have a number of integrated and specialized units ready to assist,” Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a news release. AYFKM? Gang enforcement in BC is COMPROMISED.
What about the murder of Caitlin Bradley in Kelowna? Oh right, that's not even being investigated. What about the Hells Angels drug fueled over taxed brothel in Kelowna called the Garden of Eden where an ex cop has become a drug dealer and a pimp for the club? Oh right that's not even being investigated. It's business as usual. Arnie brings sex trade workers off the street to work in the brothel and pays them in drugs. You are lying POS with no self respect.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
I have to admit I like Andrew Scheer a lot more than Jason Kenny but I am still leery of him. After all, we've heard it all before. They claim the left will tax and spend when the right is the worst offender. That pork barrel politics caused a rebellion against Brian Mulroney and created the Reform Party. Brian Mulroney squandered tax dollars on the Air Bus scandal and raised taxes by cramming in the GST. Meanwhile, the BC NDP saved tax dollars through fiscal restraint and lowered taxes by removing bridge tolls. Sometimes you have to look beyond the stereotypes.
Not all pipelines are bad. Green Justice supports LGN. Burning natural gas is a lot cleaner than burning coal. We're even OK with unrefined crude. We're just against unrefined bitumen. We need to talk about what we are going to do with the petroleum coke. We need to talk about clean up. The Tar Sands are not responsible. We need to stop the lies and arrogance coming out of Alberta. Alberta isn't the only province in Canada and they are no better than anyone else. If they want to separate, feel free. You can air lift your dirty oil to China. F*ck the Fraud.
There is a great deal of smoke and mirror hoopla over a public inquiry into money laundering in BC. I will simply restate the obvious - it is a complete farce. Why is it a farce? Wait 'till I tell ye. Who do you think is the driving force behind this bogus inquiry? It's the RCMP. Why are they pushing it? Aside from distracting the public from their own refusal to investigate Hells Angels drug trafficking in BC any more, it is a cash cow for them. They get to seize the proceeds of crime. This means the police and the politicians become the pimps and drug dealers. Instead of stopping human trafficking and fentanyl overdoses, they get to profit from it. That is why they have no desire to stop crime. They want to make money from it. God damn you all.
VOCM is reporting that "A week-long investigation by the RCMP dubbed Project Blowfish has netted drugs, guns, cash and vehicles—and the largest seizure of crystal meth the province has ever seen. Staff Sergeant Thomas says police received a tip that three kilograms of cocaine from Montreal was headed to the province, prompting the search warrant. As a result, 25-year-old Tyler Nickerson Butler and 21-year-old Shae O’Keefe were arrested and charged with eight counts each of drug offences and three counts each of careless storage of a firearm. Both have been released from custody on a recognizance and will be back in court on June 26."
CBC is reporting that "It's the second large seizure of cocaine since April 1, after Project Bowman swept up a handful of men and nine kilograms of the substance. 'These are large amounts of cocaine coming into our province within a short period of time – undoubtedly, organized crime groups are behind these shipments,' said Staff-Sgt. Stefan Thoms."
If the RCMP in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia investigate the Hells Angels drug trafficking, why don't they do it in BC? What makes the BC RCMP SO corrupt?
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Canadian Press is reporting that "Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon says he suffered a panic attack last week before he briefly went missing Wednesday night. Gascon, who has already announced plans to retire in September, said in a statement Tuesday that he has long dealt with depression and anxiety, an insidious illness he has generally been able to manage, but led him to a crisis last week." He's just another Peter Leask.
Is that why a judge with experience in Business Law concurred with the other clowns in Santa suits to destroy the Canadian Charter of Rights? The greatest act of Judicial Treason in Canadian history? Perhaps they should all retire and reassess their murder of civil liberty.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The South China Morning Post is reporting that "Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has issued a veiled warning to the United States not to undermine China’s relations with Russia and criticized outside interference in the relationship between the two countries. Visiting Sochi on Monday for meetings with counterpart Sergei Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin – a day before the Russian pair met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – Wang said China-Russia relations set an example beyond compare, while the world was in chaos and disorder”.
Warning the United States not to undermine China’s relations with Russia is about as ridiculous as the US warning Russia not to meddle in their next election. That hoax has been well over played. Hilary and Bill Clinton sold Russia weapons grade uranium for their missiles. That was no hoax. The only chaos and disorder I see are within the walls of China's censorship. We remember Tiananmen Square. That was real. It was no hoax.
The only chaos and disorder I see is the execution of political prisoners in Communist China for organ harvesting. That modern genocide in the new evil. Nothing to befriend there. Putting people in jail for their religious beliefs is very outdated. It's kind of neanderthal actually. You need to get an education. Oh right, in Communist China's cultural genocide intellectuals were murdeed or imprisoned. They don't want people thinking for themselves.
I do see a lot of disorder in Venezuela created by the CIA in yet another oil coup which they are trying to resurrect in Iran. God Dam the oil war man. When are we going to start bringing Russian oil tankers into the Port of Vancouver to counterbalance the Great Vancouver Gas Fraud? We need a free market. We do not need oil monopolies. Russian oil tankers can break the monopoly.
On a side note, The UK Express is reporting that 80's pop duo Wang Chung announce their first London gig in 25 years. They're remixing with an orchestra. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Obviously the brazen murder of Caitlin Bradley enrages me. She did not commit suicide. It was not an accident. We all know that. We also know that Stan McCleod has a past history with the Kelowna Hells Angels. He used to work for Don Lyons.
In 2009 Stan took a landowner to court because he said the rent he was paying for his illegal grow op entitled him to a portion of the land. Although it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out what Justin Viola and Stan McCleod do for a living, I'm sure they are just as concerned as anyone else with solving Caitlin Bradley's murder since she lived with them at the time of her death. After all they lost a good customer and a great employee.
If someone gave her a hot load for a drug debt that murder would have had to have been approved by the same person that approved the murder of Brittney Irving. After all, a real rat never changes it's spots. I mean leopard but in this case, people who exploit and murder women are rats not leopards. So are the people who stand by and let it happen.
"What's done in the dark, will be brought to the light."
Happy Mother's Day Caitlin. Rest in Peace.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Play Bill is reporting that "The North American tour of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical will play an eight-week engagement at New York City Center next summer as part of the previously announced North American tour. Performances will begin in New York July 30, 2019, and continue through September 22 before continuing on to more cities."
The legendary musical is now playing in Germany. Playbill is also reporting that "The recently postponed North American tour of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, which had been scheduled to kick off November 6 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, will now launch in 2019 with stops in St. Paul, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. These dates will precede the previously announced run at New York City Center, which will begin performances July 30."
Nobody performs that song as well as Meat Loaf but the new crew brings the original classic back to life live on stage. Once again Finian escapes like a Bat outta Hell. Ride Hard, Die Free.