CANADA'S CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT GRANTS BLANKET AMNESTY TO THOUSANDS OF POTENTIAL CRIMINALS AND TERRORISTS!

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada's beloved national police force, in an effort to keep us safe from terrorists and criminals, have recently proscribed the deadly Swiss Carbine rifle to ensure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Surrently thousands of unknown possessors of this weapon of mass destruction hold them in secrecy for who knows what purpose.

Thank God for our Mounties protecting our safety.

Now, the ruling Conservative party have granted a blanket amnesty to these potential terrorists and criminals to allow them to continue to possess these weapons despite the efforts of those who are trying to protect our way of life and system of values. They're also demanding to know what right the RCMP have to take weapons of mass destruction away from these questionable people. They're attempting to make legal what is currently illegal.

This puts all of our lives at risk. The Asian community especially is now feeling endangered by this move to protect these lawbreakers who continue to possess this proscribed weapon. And those lawbreakers enjoy the full protection of the Conservative Party of Canada.

But we're all in danger. How many deaths, how many horrible acts of terrorism must occur, how many kids must die before we stop the Conservative Party of Canada allowing and even encouraging this kind of lawless possession of weapons of mass destruction?

1914 AMERICAN LAFRANCE SPEEDSTER

The American LaFrance Company, better known for its fire engines than its speedsters, has a history that dates back to the early 1830s. The business was formed with the intention of building horse drawn carriages and steam powered fire engines. The Company was officially formed by Truckson LaFrance and his partners in 1873 as the LaFrance Manufacturing Company selling hand powered equipment.

From 1903 through 1907, the International Fire Engine Company, the predecessor of American LaFrance, produced steam powered fire engines and other fire fighting equipment. Over the many years of their existence, both the IFE and American LaFrance, they have created thousands of fire trucks and equipment. Their list of creations have been broad, but centered on emergency response vehicles, such as chemical engines, aerial ladder trucks, airport crash trucks, and more.


The American LaFrance personal usage vehicles were built on their fire truck chassis and used the same basic running gear. They were originally produced so that fire chiefs could have a vehicle complimentary to their station fire equipment but so many corporate executives of the day bought them that they never really got into the hands of those they were originally meant for.

Many of the Speedsters were powered by the monolithic 'pair-cast' four-cylinder engine that featured Ram's Horns inlet manifold, Zenith carburetion, and Eisenmann magento. Braking was on the rear wheels only with the gearbox being three speed manual units. 

The 1914 American LaFrance is powered by an 897 cubic inch T-Head inline 4 engine delivering 105 horsepower. Despite its massive size and weight it attains modern freeway speeds with very little effort. It has a 38-inch wheelbase and seating for two. And woe betide any sad little Hummer or other 'so called' large SUV that foolishly runs into it. Or under it!







BRIAN BURKE ONCE AGAIN PROVES HE'S THE WORST JUDGE OF TALENT IN HOCKEY!

Never one to avoid outdoing himself, hockey bozo Brian Burke proves yet again that he’s the worst man in hockey as Olympic Team USA go down to defeat in the bronze medal game 5 - 0 against Finland. And that’s after a 1 - 0 defeat at the hands of Team Canada.

This guy is the king of chumps, the most incompetent judge of hockey talent in the NHL bar none and now he’s taken his classless act on the road to Sochi with a team that couldn’t score one goal in two games to get anywhere near a medal at these games.

Does every hockey interested person with an IQ over 50 know that Bobby Ryan would have helped this team to score? Of course we do, we’re all not idiots. Only Brian ‘Bloody’ Burke is. His mama could have picked a better team, hell Hazel Mae could have picked a better team (oh by the way google Hazel Mae and Brian Burke for some fun facts about the King of jackasses and his behaviour).

The only NHL positive about Brian Burke is that because he’s more or less running the show in Calgary, a team that has no talent, he can’t trade the talent away for Phil Kessel or some such waste of ice time. This time.

HARPER CONSERVATIVE PARTY NOW ACCESSORIES TO MURDER! "NO FETUS LEFT UNDEAD," BRAGS MINISTER!

"A woman between the ages of 20 and 30 was found murdered – and with evidence of childbirth – with blows to her body and a bullet in the forehead, a classic revenge from drug trafficking," said a June 5 story in the Mexican newspaper El Informador de Jalisco.

A death certificate later classified the woman's death as a homicide.

What the coroner's office didn't mention was that the 24-year-old murder victim (full name withheld to protect the rest of the family) and her mother and sister had twice sought refuge in Canada, in 2004 and 2008, from drug traffickers. The same men are thought to have kidnapped and killed young Grise, leaving the fate of her baby unknown, after she was forced back to Mexico. But the Harper government handed them back to the murderous gangs who killed and girl and her baby.

Grise's tragic death highlights the need to give refugees a right to appeal when their applications are rejected, say Toronto advocates. "We need to have an immigration ombudsman to look into mistakes made in the immigration and refugee system," said Francisco Rico-Martinez of FCJ Hamilton House refugee shelter, which the family contacted for help.

Both Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's office and the Immigration and Refugee Board declined to comment on the case. They also declined to comment as to whether they were masturbating and getting their jollies with excitement at the killings they had so viciously arranged.

THIEVES STEALING LAND AND WATER IN THE WEST BANK


All too often, the details of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation are glossed over. But recently, during a Knesset speech by the German Speaker of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, one detail of such a life came under increased scrutiny.

Schultz brought up the issue of water insecurity in the West Bank, which led Israel’s right-wing representatives like Naftali Bennett to walk out in protest. Schultz worried that Palestinians don’t have sufficient control of or access to their own water resources, given that Israel essentially exercises control over their sovereignty. Bennett slammed the notion as ludicrous and the controversy became a debate over data and numbers.
The Jerusalem Post tries to clear up the facts:

The truth is that on average the Palestinians in the West Bank are allocated 60-70 liters of water per day, though there are areas in Zone C where there is no running water and the daily water consumption is only 20 liters per day. According to Mekorot(2011 figures), the average water consumption in Israel is 100-230 liters per day (including desalinated water).
There are no official figures regarding the average water consumption of the Jewish inhabitants in the territories (why?), but it is assumed to be much higher (some say even double) the figure for Israelis within the Green Line.
Anecdotes about West Bank Palestinians lacking access to sufficient water supply while they peer over the walls of a Jewish settlement block with pristine blue swimming pools are not exaggerated. A complex network of infrastructure leaves hundreds of thousands of Palestinians unconnected to the West Bank’s water networks when, of course, the Israeli settlements are not so unconnected.

More importantly, note the Post’s explanation of how Palestinians in the West Bank are allocated certain amounts of water by Israel. Palestinians can have water when and how Israel says they can. That is the central indignity of living under occupation.

And as Amira Hass at Haaretz notes, "Israel doesn’t give water to the Palestinians. Rather, it sells it to them at full price."

CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA COMMITS 'TREASON' AGAINST GENERAL LESLIE AND THEREFORE THE PEOPLE OF CANADA!

General Andrew Leslie, one of our war heroes, has come under what has been described as a treasonous attack from the Conservative Party of Canada for filing perfectly legal and legitimate expense claims, an attack that has sent ripples of fear and concern through the entire ranks of our sacred military.

There are rumours swirling that this unacceptable assault on the General by the Federal Harper government has already led to sucesses in the field by the Taliban as they reap the reward of this unwarranted and treacherous abuse of civilian authority. Our troops are now too busy worrying about their legitimate expense claims to keep all their attention on the enemy. And so, thanks to the Tories, the enemy benefits.

Giving aid and comfort to the enemy is an appalling act of treason and for the government to be taking the side of the enemies of our military is shocking in the extreme. We must stand behind General Leslie and all our troops as they march to battle for Canada. And we must make it clear to the Conservative Party of Canada that this treachery will NOT be tolerated.

1968 AMERICAN MOTORS AMX

The AMX (American Motors Xperimental) was designed by AMC's VP of Styling, the legendary Dick Teague. It appeared in production as a 2-seater version of the Javelin ponycar in 1968. The AMX continued as a 2-seater through 1970 but fewer than 20,000 were built. The AMX and the Javelin were American Motors Corporation's entries in the 'pony car' market. Though a bit of a 'sleeper' car, the AMX two-seater did enjoy some competition success.

The top of the line optional engine for this car was a 390 cubic-inch V8 delivering 315 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and the car weighs in at 3050 lbs. Despite this cars popularity over the years as a 'quirky independent' a little bit different from the big three muscle machines, it still today can be bought well restored for around $25,000. 

Well worth it for a fun and different muscle car!







DID ROB FORD AND JAMES MOORE PARTY TOGETHER? WE DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT!

Toronto's disgusting excuse for a mayor, Rob Ford, was in the Lower Mainland this month getting drunk and stoned in a Coquitlam pub.

What none of the mainstream media are asking is, "With no real reason for Rob Ford to be in the Lower Mainland and Coquitlam right next door to Port Moody, the home base of the equally repulsive Conservative neo-con parasite James Moore, did these two meet up or otherwise get together for some after hours festivities at some point in that evening??"

We're interested in finding any pictures or recollections from anyone who may have seen these two near each other that evening so if you have any dirt to dish please contact us at the email address on the right side of this blog.

Why else would Ford have been here??



OUR LORD GOD SENDS A MESSAGE ABOUT SPACE AND TIME DIRECTLY TO HUMANITY....THE GODLESS CONSERVATIVES IMMEDIATELY DENY ITS EXISTENCE!


New observations from the Herschel Space Observatory show a bizarre, twisted ring of dense gas at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Only a few portions of the ring, which stretches across more than 600 light-years, were known before. Herschel’s view reveals the entire ring for the first time, and a strange kink that has astronomers scratching their heads. For the kink is a well-known mathematical symbol, a symbol very very relevant to the subject matter involved.

The odds against this must be astronomical and so a fluke in this case is quite incredible. On the other hand, any powerful deity would of course know what we use as a symbol for infinity (first used in the 17th century) and be able to place that symbol in deep space as a message for all mankind.

A powerful symbol indeed!

DURING A RECENT PASSWORD AUDIT BY MICROSOFT AND GOOGLE....

....a young blonde chick was using the following password:

"MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDewey|DonaldGoofySacramento"

When she was asked why she was using such a long password, she replied, "Well duh, it has to be 8 characters long and include at least one capital....."


CONSERVATIVE FAT PIG JAMES MOORE CLAIMS IT'S NOT HIS PROBLEM THAT CHILDREN GO HUNGRY!

In a show of Christ Mass spirit that could only have been spewed out by the mind of Satan, Conservative slimeball James Moore says, "Is it the government's job - my job to feed my neighbours child? I don't think so." He then laughed in a manner eerily similar to the evil chuckle of Ebeneezer Scrooge.

Now we know that these neo-con vermin aren't Christian and have no values to speak of, but Canadians do and Canadians feed the hungry child next door. We also pay taxes to ensure that everyone has a full belly, not just the few with the wealth to do so. In fact, it's one of the three purposes to paying taxes - paved roads, protected neighbourhoods and a social safety net to ensure all live comfortably within our society. Without these three basic purposes there's no reason to band together into societies in the first place.

What use do we have for a government at all if not these three objectives?


1956 ALFA ROMEO GIULETTA SPRINT VELOCE

Back in 1954 Alfa Romeo introduced the Giulietta to the world, which proved to be an important vehicle for the Company, because it was the first offering since World War II that truly resembled the racing inspired vehicles Alfa was capable of producing. The vehicles were mass produced, a first for the company. The Giulietta came in various body-styles including the Spider, Sprint, TI, and Veloce.

The vehicles were built with the engine in the front and powered the rear wheels. Most used a four-speed manual gearbox with front and rear drum brakes. The steering was worm-and-roller with the front suspension comprised of wishbones with telescopic dampers and coil springs with anti-roll bar while the rear was a rigid live axle with telescopic dampers and coil springs.

In 1956, the Veloce was introduced. This version was sporty, with its dual-cam 1300 cc alloy engine. Using dual Weber DC03 carburetors the vehicle was capable of producing 90 horsepower. The gas tank was enlarged to better prepare it for endurance racing while the larger front brakes provided excellent stopping power. By using Plexiglas rear and side windows and aluminum alloy doors, hood, and trunk lid the vehicle was able to shed weight, ultimately improving performance. The Veloce version was available on the Spider and the Sprint.

Despite what BMW fans might say about their 2002s, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was the first sports sedan. Admittedly, that assertion might meet with some controversy, but even on paper the Giulietta's sporty demeanor is clear. Even the four-door (or Berlina) Giuliettas were equipped with mechanicals that made many contemporary sports cars jealous. The brakes were excellent finned Alfin drums, the rear axle with its aluminum differential housing was suspended by coils instead of leaves, and the car's compact size and weight of just one ton ensured delightful road manners.





 

PATRICK BRAZEAU THE LATEST VICTIM OF CANADA'S SYSTEM OF APARTHEID!

The National Press Gallery, an organization that claims not to be an adjunct of the Canadian Conservative Party, refused to allow an aboriginal man, Patrick Brazeau, press credentials to cover Parliament for his people. This helps to ensure that aboriginal people only get their press coverage from the whites dominated mainstream media.

Press Gallery president Daniel Thibeault said the gallery's constitution states that a member's principal occupation must be reporting on federal politics, but this is, of course, not the primary occupation of any aboriginals trying to eke out a living on reservations, survival is their principal occupation and therefore all aboriginals are effectively disqualified.

Only the wealthy white man can afford to make such a luxury his 'principal occupation' and so the system of apartheid in Canada is maintained by this bit of legalistic 'Botha-like' fiction, a fraud that the world has to react to and start a boycott of Canadian goods abroad.

This has succeeded before, it can succeed again!

CHRISTY CLARK PROVIDES GARBAGE WITH A PLUM POLITICAL POST!

Congratulations fellow hard-working taxpayers, we have a new pig feeding at our trough!

Useless parasite and short-term MLA Ben Stewart, who gave up his Kelowna riding for Premier Christy Clark, has been appointed B.C.’s new Asia trade commissioner. Clark named this parasite to the post based in Beijing and comes with a $150,000 annual salary just for doing her a dirty little favour. And so we the people have to pay for this garbage to luxuriate at our expense.

Once upon a time when the greatest generation ruled our nation these posts were given to professionals in their field, people who were trained and educated in the role of diplomat but on board today's pirate ship called the Province of BC any trash off the street who donates to the BC Liberal Party can be appointed to positions they're not fit to hold.

And so we have to hold our noses. For now!

WHY WON'T THE STEPHEN HARPER GOVERNMENT ADDRESS THE UNITED NATIONS? BECAUSE TOO MANY NATIONS WOULD WALK OUT!

We have to laugh at all the discussions surrounding the fact that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper resists addressing the United Nations general assembly.

The reason why is obvious to everyone but the mainstream media....because too many nations now consider Canada a 'rogue' state and too many nations would walk out on camera while he's making his speech.

Stephen Harper is afraid to be internationally embarrassed when respectable countries such as Brasil and various Scandinavian countries, as well as many others, would publicly walk out just like they do when Iran or North Korea's leaders come to speak.

This is the shameful accomplishment of seven years of bad luck for Canada in the form of the Harper regime. We've gone from the darling of the world stage to a pariah, lumped in with the worst nations as a difficult and cantankerous troublemaker.

So Prime Minister Harper and his cronies, including the lamestream media, pretend he has other, better things to do with his time when in fact he's just a coward. All bullies are.

RADICALIZED CANADIAN CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT BANS MASKS AT PROTESTS

Canadian citizens have been taking to the streets to protest the loss of three billion dollars from taxpayers by the incompetent federal government. In a bid to stave off criticism of the 'missing' 3 billion dollars from the public's coffers, Canada's extremist fascist government has announced draconian new laws designed to imprison any free born Canadian citizen caught wearing a mask at a public protest of the theft oops we mean disappearance of that 3 billion tax dollars.

Increasingly, at protests demanding the money back and various other condemnations of the Harper fascists, citizens have been wearing those funny "We want our 3 billion dollars back" masks and so the government, made up of mostly radicalized elements of rightwing society in Canada, has tried to use violence against the people to shut the people up. This is a tried and true method used by Iran, North Korea and Russia to silence criticism so, "why not try it here" asks our extremist federal government.

In the meantime, the number of Conservative rats fleeing the sinking ship of the Harper government continues to grow as the realization of extremism sets in. As one former Conservative and now backbench independent MP says, "This is the exact opposite of what we came to Ottawa to achieve."

We don't think the word 'achieve' has much of a role to play, once the opposition takes power everything these evil bastards have done will be reversed, but it shows just how disheartened the Conservative base is these days. And unlike past similar governments of the kind that the Harper government is, there's no big rallies to get excited about and get the blood stirring in support of the unsupportable.

You know the kind of rallies we mean, like the big one at Nuremburg a few years back....

FLOOD IN CALGARY APPEARS TO BE DEFINITE PROOF OF GOD. AND GOD IS JUST (AND JUST A LITTLE BIT IRONIC)!

Watching the events unfold with the flooding in Calgary, we can't help but be amazed at not just the justtice of the Lord God but his sense of humour.

To think that the hotbed of anti global warming ignorance is itself suffering through a serious global warming event is delightfully ironic.

But no doubt Pharoah's heart remains hard and no lesson will be learned from this. We can only hope that the twitchy lunatics that spew out of Calgary will be too busy with the cleanup for the next little while to interfere with activists trying to fix the causes of such disastrous flooding.

Someone might even be able to "commit sociology"!

EDWARD SNOWDEN DOESN'T GIVE HIMSELF UP, THEREBY PROVING HE'S NOT STUPID!

This site has to laugh at the 1% elites in the USA demanding that middle class pro-democracy activist Edward Snowden give himself up to authorities and "take his chances" with the justice system we in the West laughably live with.

It is, of course, a direct slap in the face of that system that Mr. Snowden (and others) aren't stupid enough to be willing to take that chance. Even as we watch shows like 60 Minutes documenting yet another horrific case of a middle class family man being railroaded by an out of control adversarial prosecution system, we're expected by the elites to 'take our chances'.

Good luck with that idea, One percenters. Increasingly We The People see you for what you are and are no longer fooled. And we will bring you to justice one day. Our justice, so it will be honest and moral not vile and fraudulent.

LIES UNDER OATH TO US SENATE NOT AS BAD AS THEY COULD HAVE BEEN SAYS JAMES CLAPPER

Since the truth about America’s everyday surveillance of individual citizens came to light, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has come under particular scrutiny for overt lies made under oath to the US Senate. The White House is said to be comfortable with them.

Clapper was defiant on Sunday news shows when asked about that particular federal offense, saying he felt the question he was asked was "unfair" and that he gave the "least untruthful" lie he could think of in response.

Which was still a horrible lie that he eventually got caught in, and his attempts to defend lying under oath on the grounds that he could’ve conceivably given an even worse lie was so asinine that he’s become a laughingstock, at least for the moment.

Since Clapper’s crimes are in many ways the same as Obama’s crimes, it isn’t that surprising that the White House is defending him. Yet as the scandal lingers, Clapper’s lies and the compounding factor that they were made under oath could make him a political liability, one the administration may eventually have to ditch as it struggles to keep its surveillance apparatus intact.

OPPOSITION LEADER OF CANADA, THOMAS MULCAIR, DETAINED BY RCMP; IS IT A COUP D'ETAT?

In a serious attack on parliamentary privilege, the RCMP today allegedly became directly involved in the politics of our nation by seizing Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the official opposition, and keeping him from getting to vital meetings to bring down the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The RCMP appear to have been lying in wait at a checkpoint at parliament and when Mr. Mulcair passed, they chased him down. No opposition leader has been detained in this manner in the history of Canada, even English King Charles I was not able to successfully seize opposition parliamentarians in this manner, and so this may signal that our country is now effectively a dictatorship with the RCMP in the role of enemy of the people's opposition.

No word at the time of writing as to the whereabouts of the leader of the opposition.

RACISM NOW RAMPANT IN BOTH ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

The Arab Ajial school of Jaffa will take legal action against the Superland amusement park of Rishon Letzion after having allegedly been refused into the facility because of their ethnicity.

According to Khaled Shakra, a teacher of the Ajial school, he was about to confirm the booking for his class’ end of year celebration at the park, when he was asked for the details of the school. Once the theme park discovered the name and location of the school, Shakra was told that the days he had asked and was previously approved for were no longer available. He then tried to call Superland again, this time using a Hebrew name, and managed to confirm the reservation for the same days he had previously required.

Exclusion of Arab customers is becoming an increasingly frequent tool of segregation, which adds to a backdrop of systematic discrimination of citizenship rights, employment opportunities, redistribution of resources and social welfare. The Superland amusement park is not the first facility in Rishon Letzion to reject customers because of their ethnicity. Mohammad Safouri and his wife Sama tried repeatedly to make a reservation in Soho restaurant, a well-known eatery in town. Due to their name, they were told that there was no availability or that the computer system for the reservation was down. Similar to Sultani, Safouri did not encounter any problems in booking a reservation when he called back later the same day and provided a Jewish name.

The segregation policies enacted by Israel are not confined within the boundaries of the state, but also extend throughout the West Bank. The Kalia Beach Dead Sea Resort, owned by the illegal Israeli settlement of Kibbutz Kalia, denied access to Palestinian customers claiming no availability, while Israelis and foreigners continued to be allowed in the facility.

PAKISTAN FINDS ITS VOICE BUT IS ANYONE LISTENING?

Incoming Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has issued a statement angrily condemning last week’s US drone strike, insisting it was a violation of Pakistani sovereignty as well as a violation of international law.

Sharif summoned US embassy officials to deliver the complaint to the Obama Administration. Anger over the attack extends beyond the incoming ruling party, with opposition leader Imran Khan also slamming the attack as showing "hostile intent" to the new Pakistani government.

The Obama Administration’s policy of drone strikes has driven considerable anti-US sentiment in Pakistan, and was a driving factor in this month’s Pakistani election, in which a ruling party perceived as weak on the attacks saw its representation evaporate in the face of Sharif and Khan both running in opposition to the drones.

The Wednesday attack was particularly onerous for the Sharif government, since the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the targeted militant faction, was being courted for peace talks by Sharif, and has withdrawn from those talks in the wake of the attack.

The US is unapologetic over the attacks, with Secretary of State John Kerry insisting that attacks are legal because of 9/11, and that the killing of suspects "is necessary in order to protect US lives."

CHILDREN WITH CANCER BARRED FROM ISRAELI SWIMMING POOL FOR BEING ARAB

An Israeli public swimming pool has refused entry to a group of children with cancer because the children are Arab.

Israel’s Channel 2 news station says that Dr. Gali Zohar wanted to surprise a group of twenty Bedouin children with cancer with a fun day at the pool at Mabuim village in the south of the country.

Zohar called the pool ahead of time and managers agreed to admit the children free of charge. Everything was fine until the managers realized the children were Arab and then specifically said that allowing Bedouin children in would be a "problem."

Bedouins in the south of historic Palestine are ostensibly citizens of Israel but face the imminent threat of further mass expulsions from their traditional lands as part of Israel’s racist "Judaization" policies.

The Channel 2 report includes an audio recording of a telephone call in which a pool manager specifies that the facility will not let in children from the Arab "sector." The report added that Ben-Gurion University agreed to allow the children to use its facilities.

This shocking incident came to light just days after it emerged that another Israeli facility, the theme park Superland, segregates Jewish and Arab students on separate days.

While Arab and Jewish children in Israel attend separate and unequal schools, racial segregation in public facilities like parks or pools is not mandated by law as it was in apartheid South Africa or the United States. But Palestinian citizens of Israel have habitually faced discrimination.

As for millions more Palestinians living under occupation and siege in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel’s strict closures, sieges and permit system effectively bar them from most recreational facilities, parks and beaches in historic Palestine.

In recent years, Palestinian and Israeli women have challenged these draconian movement restrictions by going on "illegal" trips to the beach together.

The latest cases of swimming pool racism are reminiscent of an incident caught on video last year when Palestinian families were turned away from a resort near the Dead Sea as Europeans, Israelis and dogs were allowed to enter freely.

IS GENERAL WALTER NATYNCZYK AN ENEMY OF CANADA, AN ENEMY OF FREEDOM, AN ENEMY OF DEMOCRACY?

In a sickening act of treason against Canadians, Canada’s elite military police force was called in to investigate how  CTV news reporter Bob Fife obtained embarrassing information involving the country’s top general and his spending of more than $1 million using government aircraft to jet to hockey games and to a Caribbean vacation spot.

It turns out though, that the information was all legally obtained through the Access to Information law, raising new questions about the government and military’s use of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, known by its acronym as the NIS.

The police report involving CTV is one of several NIS investigations into media outlets that have been engineered by Defense Minister Peter McKay that the news media has discovered using the Access law. The media filed the access request after sources said the military police force was being used inappropriately to investigate journalists who wrote or broadcast embarrassing information about Defence Minister Peter MacKay and the Canadian Forces leadership.

The September 2011 report by CTV reporter Bob Fife on the travel habits of then-chief of the defence staff Gen. Walter Natynczyk infuriated the senior military leadership, according to Defence Department sources. So the general and the minister resorted to high treason against the rights, freedom, way of life and system of values cherished by Canadians and attempted to intimidate the media into silence.

This did not work as We The People stand on guard for our great nation of Canada against terrorists such as General Natynkzyk Minister Peter McKay and now We The People call for their just and appropriate punishment as enemies of the state.

1931 DE VAUX MODEL 6-75

Norman De Vaux was originally a manager with Chevrolet. In 1930, he teamed with Colonel Elbert Hall of the Hall-Scott Motor Company to form the De Vaux-Hall Motors Corporation. They leased space from the Hayes Body Corporation in Grand Rapids, Michigan and by April of 1931 the De Vaux 6-75 was ready for market. The car was shown at the New York and Chicago Auto Show in hopes of raising some enthusiasm for the new product, especially considering the era in which it was created - The Great Depression.

The new car was powered by an L-head six-cylinder engine designed by Hall and was available in a range of four models priced from just under $600 to nearly $800. The engine was rather unusual for such a modestly priced car, as it had six separate ports for intake and exhaust. Though a difficult price group to contend in, the car was well equipped, stylish, and a relative bargain.

De Vaux offered two body styles, a coupe and a sedan, but each was offered in four stages of trim and equipment: Standard, Sport, Deluxe and Custom. The Standard cars had wood artillery wheels and Bedford cord upholstery. The coupes gained a rumble seat while the Sport models added wire wheels and mohair.

This particular coupe came with an L-head, six-cylinder engine displacing 214.7 cubic-inches and offering 65 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission, a 112-inch wheelbase, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes.

During the 1931 model year, the company sold 4,808. It was the companies first year in business, and this level of sales was impressive, but it was not enough to keep the company afloat. By January of 1932, the partners decided to sell the company.The new owners didn't see the viability of it and shut it down after another year, a classic victim of the financial times of the 1930's.







CONSERVATIVE MP BOB DECHERT ‘FLIRTS’ WITH TREASON!

Conservative MP Bob Dechert, who has served as parliamentary secretary to Foreign Minister John Baird since May, admitted to sending flirtatious emails to Shi Rong, a Toronto-based correspondent with Chinese Communist party state-run news agency Xinhua. Both are married.

One message that appears to have been sent from Dechert’s Parliament Hill account reads: “You are so beautiful. I really like that picture of you by the water with your cheeks puffed. That look is so cute. I love it when you do that. Now, I miss you even more.” It is signed, “Bob Dechert, MP” and dated April 17, 2010, when Dechert was parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice, Rob Nicholson. But the really shocking thing about this is the fact that the minister, John Baird, is completely unconcerned about the situation and dismisses it as irrelevant.

The Foreign Minister’s reaction is disturbing, said David Harris, who worked as chief of strategic planning at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. “It suggests that this type of matter is not taken with adequate seriousness,” he said.

The government has an obligation to conduct an in-depth investigation to ensure there really was no wrongdoing, he added, and that national security wasn’t compromised. Simply taking Mr. Dechert’s word for it, Mr. Harris argued, is unacceptable, as the MP’s judgment and credibility are already in question.

One issue that has emerged from this story is the role Xinhua plays in Canada and abroad. The Chinese news agency was created in 1931 and for years served as a mouthpiece for the country’s communist government. While it has since opened bureaus in about 120 countries, including three in Canada, it continues to be state run and a major propaganda arm for the Chinese government.

Former Canadian diplomat Charles Burton, who served in China and has since become an expert on the country, alleges the agency is also a vital source of intelligence gathering.

Xinhua agents won’t find any intelligence within the Conservative Party of Canada so that’s safe but the rest of the country has been compromised due to MP Dechert’s treason.

IN HOUSTON TEXAS CHARITY IS A CRIME!

In March, James Kelly, a 44-year-old Navy veteran, was passing through Houston, Texas in the USA on his way to connect with family in California. Homeless, destitute, and hungry, he chose to check out the dining delicacies in a trash bin near City Hall. Spotted by police, Kelly was promptly charged with "disturbing the contents of a garbage can in the [central] business district." Seriously.

"I was just basically looking for something to eat," he told the Houston Chronicle. But, unbeknownst to both this indigent tourist and the great majority of Houston’s generally generous citizens, an ordinance says that "molesting garbage containers" is illegal.

Also, in 2012, city officials made it a crime for any group to hand out food to the needy in the downtown area without first getting a permit. A permit to commit an act of charity. You know, like Jesus used to. It’s a cold use of legal authority to chase the homeless away to…well, anywhere else.

Such laws are part of an effort throughout the country to criminalize the destitute. If you're not wealthy you're a loser not a winner. And losers belong behind bars. Such is this truly evil thinking. And, sure enough, when hungry, the behavioral tendency of a homeless human is to seek a bite of nourishment, often in such dining spots as dumpsters. The homeless behavior that Houston has outlawed, then, is eating. Without a permit apparently.

The good news is that when Houstonians learned of Kelly’s situation, many reached out to help him get through his hard times. Now they need to reach out to local politicos and get the city to smarten up and find God. Not Satan.

ROB FORD AND THE MIRACULOUSLY VANISHED CRACK VIDEO

No mainstream media are going to say it so we'll say it here:  the reason why Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is now coming out to address the issues revolving around the video that's believed to show him doing crack with some gangsta homeys, coming out and aggressively denying any involvement or knowledge of what the whole affair is about is because he now owns the video.

His people will have contacted (or even more likely been contacted by) the possessors of this video and will have bought it and the silence of the characters responsible for filming it. That's obvious, there's no point in hemming and hawing and beating about the bush here. His grubby little fingers now have that video.

The question is, would the filmographers in question here have only one copy or did they keep a copy for themselves? It's a great way to ensure full legal protection if you get caught committing crimes. If arrested just contact the Mayor and warn him you still have a copy so you better get off scot free on whatever charge you're facing. Mayor Ford and his cronies would not be able to take any chances so would have to protect those gangsters if required.

They used to call Toronto 'The Big Smoke', now I guess one could call it 'The Big Crack Smoker!"

PAMELA WALLIN, MIKE 'PUFFSTER' DUFFY AND SAGE ADVICE FOR BANK ROBBERS

We here at this site like to be helpful with our advice whenever the opportunity presents itself. And one of those ways is to give advice to various sectors of society when we feel they may need it. And the sector we want to help today is the industry of ‘bank robbing’. Specifically how to get away with bank robbing if you’re caught.

Now we don’t encourage bank robbing as a career choice. It’s fraught with peril and there’s all sorts of complicated ‘rules’ about it that aren’t entirely clear and provide a minefield for the prospective bank robber to wade through.

To put it in layman's terms, if caught ‘bank robbing’ offer to give the money back. It’s that simple! Just give the money back and find some other way to rob a bank. Maybe the next time you won’t get caught. But if caught just offer the money back. The bank will take it and say, “Hey, thanks for being so honest and giving the money back without being forced to. We’ll now cover up any investigation that might have occurred due to your robbing of my bank.”

See how easy that is! And if you yourself are uncomfortable giving the money back cuz say you spent it all already, just go to your sugar mommy or sugar daddy and get them to pay it back for you. Your mommy will go to the bank and say, "Ohhh my son’s a good little boy, he’s just mixing with a bad crowd, he didn’t understand the rules, he’s stupider than a sackful of hammers, he’d never intentionally rob a bank that he intentionally robbed, he’s just so confused. Please pay off my boy’s debt to society so he can proudly proclaim that he paid the stolen money back. That he didn’t intentionally steal by signing documents declaring his intent!”

And once you’ve done that, you’re free to continue working as a bank robber for the rest of time (or until age 75) thinking up whole new ways to rob the bank.

The taxpayers bank.

ARAB VILLAGE OF LIFTA, THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD, STILL STANDS EMPTY AND CLEANSED OF ITS RIGHTFUL INHABITANTS

Standing within the boundaries of the holy city, Lifta is one of the 68 villages surrounding Jerusalem that were ethnically cleansed during the Israeli systematic attack in 1948. Unlike the others, it is the only Arab village that has not been destroyed since.

Israel confiscated the village land under the Absentee Property law in 1950, despite recognition by the Fourth Geneva Convention of the right of refugees to be repatriated.

Some of its inhabitants found shelter a few hundred meters away, certain of soon being able to return to their former homes, while others fled to the West Bank and are now unable to visit their village due to the severe restrictions on Palestinian movement imposed by the Israeli government.

Last year, the Israel Land Authority (ILA) issued a tender for a construction plan for 212 luxury housing units on the Lifta site. The Jerusalem District Court for technical reasons rejected the measure, but the plan is still on stand-by.

One of the former inhabitants of Lifta is Yacoub Odeh, born in 1940 and among the last holders of the oral history of the village. When not working at the Land & Housing Research Centre in Jerusalem, Odeh organises guided tours, bringing Lifta back to life for a couple of hours with memories of the bread baked in the tabboun, the taste of za’tar and fresh olive oil and the smell of homemade ka’ak. Odeh recounts how the members of the community lived, how they shared food and water and helped one another cultivate their lands. He describes his village as jennah, or "paradise" but goes on to acknowledge, "As Arabs say, paradise without people is nothing."

Due to its strategic position, Lifta was one of the first villages attacked by the Israeli forces in 1948, the year remembered by Palestinians as the Nakba, the catastrophe. Odeh was only 8 years old at that time, but his memories of that day are still vivid. When he heard the shooting, he was at home with his mother, who hid him and his siblings under a table.

One of the men of the village used his truck to drive the children to Ramallah, away from the conflict. "One moment we had everything, we were happy, and the moment after we were beggars," Odeh remembers. During the tours, he carries with him many documents proving Palestinian ownership of the land, one of which dates back to the Ottoman Empire.

"Unfortunately," he argues, "this is not a matter of law, but of law of force."

1912 CRANE MODEL 3 PHAETON

Once upon a time a long time ago people with the means to do so didn’t just buy a car and then trade it in a few years later for another car. They bought a car to last their lifetime. It was a purchase as important to them as the Chippendale sofa they may have acquired and meant to last just as long. The style of it was what the purchaser required and had no interest in ‘modernizing’ down the road.  This was the car you were meant to be seen in, associated with and identified by.

The Crane Motor Company of Bayonne, New Jersey produced very high end high quality automobiles from 1912 through 1915. They were costly, the chassis alone was valued at $8000, this at a time when a Model T Ford cost $500, but these were cars for those to whom money was no object.

In 1912, the company began the production of the Model 3. It came equipped with a six-cylinder engine that delivered 46 horsepower and was mated to a four-speed transmission and featured shaft drive. Crane built the chassis then sent the vehicles to coachbuilders to be fitted with coachwork. A popular coachbuilder for the Crane was Brewster & Company and most of the Cranes wore their coachwork.

Between 1912 and 1913, around 20 examples of the Model 3 were built. 4 were built in 1914. The companies six-cylinder engine caught the attention of the well-established Simplex Automobile Company of New Brunswick, NJ. Many automakers were switching to larger, more powerful engines, and the Simplex chain drive four-cylinder engine was in need of being replaced. The Simplex Automobile Company purchased the Crane Motor Car Company and future cars were known as the Crane-Simplex. Production continued in the Simplex factory and by 1917, around 500 chassis examples were built. Brewster continued on as one of the favoured coachbuilders, along with Holbrook, Demarest, and Healey.

Socialite Helen Hartley Jenkins of Madison Avenue, NYC, originally owned this Crane Model 3. One of the wealthiest women in America, she originally paid $15,000 for the car. The Seal Cove museum of Maine acquired it in 1986 where it currently resides still in good running order.

As it was meant to.





SAUDI NATIONAL STUDENT IN AMERICA QUESTIONED ABOUT HIS PRESSURE COOKER

A Saudi student living in Michigan was questioned in his home by FBI agents after neighbours saw him carrying a pressure cooker and called the police.

Talal al Rouki had been cooking a traditional Saudi Arabian rice dish called kabsah and was carrying it to a friend's house.

According to reports in a Saudi newspaper on Friday, the FBI are increasingly vigilant about 'pressure cooker' home-made bombs after the Boston bombers used one to make an explosive.

The Saudi journal, Oukaz reported on the story of the Saudi student who had FBI agents come to his home, following a tip-off from neighbours that he was seen moving about with a pressure cooker bomb.

While armed agents surrounded his apartment block, other agents, asked a 'nervous' Mr al Rouki if they could come in to question him.

'They asked me about my major, when I arrived in the US and what I do in my spare time' he told the Saudi newspaper.

Officers said that two days earlier that a woman had seen him walking out of his apartment carrying the pressure cooker pot, which was described as 'bullet coloured’.

The young student showed them his pressure cooker and explained to them he used to make a rice dish.
An FBI agent said: 'You need to be more careful moving around with such things, Sir'

Mr al Rouki has become a focus of attention now in the Saudi press.

According to reports in a Saudi newspaper, the FBI are increasingly vigilant about 'pressure cooker’ home-made bombs and have a keen eye on Arabs who reside in the US.

ANARCHISTS, ARSON AND THE STUPIDITY OF COMBINING THE TWO

We at this site support social and political protest completely and absolutely. Cover your face, paint slogans on walls, commit acts of minor mischief and mayhem and we have nothing against that. We simply don’t feel that laws written to suppress the rights of people to protest without asking permission first have any validity with ALL the people. They’re written by governments formed by the wealthy, for the wealthy, to support the economic malfeasance of the wealthy and as such, completely undemocratic in nature. Until the system is changed to one that cannot be corrupted by the 1% we’re always going to side with the little guy who has to do what‘s necessary to gain attention for a cause intentionally suppressed by the elite. What we claim is a democracy is not much of one.

But this business of torching construction sites (or anything else for that matter) is a no-no. There are children living in those houses right near the 1st and Victoria arson attack and fire is one of the most sickening killers of children there is. The horror of it is beyond contemplation and so the stupid idiots who set this fire, and who would have to live with the horror of their deed for the rest of their lives if it had gone wrong, need to smarten up and drop that idea as a protest of any kind. Arson is not a protest, it is deadly dangerous and idiotic to toy with. Fire can spread in an instant and trap innocent people in a particularly horrific manner.

So we ask that if you know of who did this, consider turning them in to the local authorities or at least make it absolutely clear to them that this is not part of the otherwise valid protest system. This is stupidity and should not be tolerated by anyone. And if one of those involved in this is the guy who drifted into Vancouver a few months back dressed in black fatigues and sporting an Adolf Hitler mustache (which he’s now shaved off) we suggest you go back to wherever it is you came from. You’re an idiot and we don't want you here!

CHRISTIANS BRUTALLY BEATEN BY AUTHORITIES IN THE HOLY LAND WHILE THE PRIME MINISTER DOES NOTHING TO DEFEND THE FAITH

The Heads of Christian Churches and Patriarchs in Jerusalem condemned in a statement the brutal treatment of the clergy, people, and pilgrims in the Old City of Jerusalem during Holy Saturday last week, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation said in a press release.

"A day of joy and celebration was turned to great sorrow and pain for some of our faithful because they were ill-treated by Israeli policemen who were present around the gates of the Old City and passages that lead to the Holy Sepulcher," Heads of Churches said in a statement.

"We understand the necessity and the importance of the presence of security forces to ensure order and stability, and for organizing the celebration of the Holy Fire at the Church of the Resurrection," They continued, "Yet, it is not acceptable that under pretext of security and order, our clergy and people are indiscriminately and brutally beaten, and prevented from entering their churches, monasteries and convents."

They urged the Israeli authorities, especially the Ministry of Interior and the police department in Jerusalem, to seriously consider their complaints, to hold responsibility and to condemn all acts of violence against their faithful and the clergy who were ill-treated by the police.

They deplore that every year, the police measures are becoming tougher, and they expect these accidents will not be repeated and the police should be more sensitive and respectful if they seek to protect and serve.

They added, "We also denounce all those who are blaming the churches and holding them responsible of the Israeli measures during Holy Week celebrations."

The Heads of Christian churches in Jerusalem condemn all of these measures and violations of Christians' rights to worship in their churches and Holy Sites. They also condemn all measures of closing the Old City and urge the Israeli authorities to allow full access to the Holy sites during Holy Week of both Church Calendars.

The Harper government of Canada, despite establishing an Office of Religious Freedom theoretically created specifically for these eventualities, has done nothing to condemn this appalling attack on the rights and freedoms of Christians in the Holy Land. The blood of Christian martyrs runs through the streets of Jerusalem while our government looks on unconcerned.

BC LIBERAL CHRISTY CLARK, NOTORIOUS RUNNER OF RED LIGHTS, ELECTED PREMIER OF BC, THE SAME PROVINCE THAT ROUTINELY ELECTS DRUNK DRIVERS

The drunk driving, red light running province of BC has maintained its consistent appreciation for reckless public endangerment on the part of its Premiers by electing Christy Clark as Premier despite a horrific recent accident caused by a red light runner that killed an entire family in Surrey.

In fact, the voters of BC didn’t show any kind of support for Christy Clark until she proved to them, with a reporter in the back seat, that she was willing to commit reckless acts of public endangerment to endear herself to the twisted people of BC. Then they came out in droves to support her.

With this kind of person as Premier, we don’t expect any improvement in the care of the disabled of BC, despite the fact that drunk drivers and red light runners often cause the disabilities of those who then have to make do with minimal disability assistance rates and poor housing.

We figure the motto of BC must be, “Sure it’s fun to cause people to become disabled but we don’t want to have to care for them afterwards!”

1910 CHADWICK SIX MODEL 19

The Chadwick motorcars were created by Lee Sherman Chadwick, who was an engineering student at Purdue University in the U.S. At the tender age of just 24 he invented a mechanism for a washing-machine manufacturer. From this he naturally moved over to the burgeoning autocar industry and formed his own company in operation during the years before the First World War.

It is believed that around 300 Chadwick Six Model 19 examples were created. Today, there are only two survivors. It is rather unfortunate as these were truly impressive automobiles. The extremely large six-cylinder engine displaced over 11 liters and produced an astonishing 75 horsepower. This would have translated to a breathtaking 60 mph, even faster on a racetrack. Considering the road conditions and safety devices of cars of this era, this was an impressive, albeit dangerous, accomplishment. For an additional fee, the engine could be fitted with a supercharger, the first of its kind available in North America.

A wonderful example of the incredible diversity and inventiveness of the early years of auto motoring!





 

DOUG FINLEY, ARCHITECT OF EVIL AND FEEDER AT THE PUBLIC PURSE, IS DEAD!

In case anyone’s wondering what that sulfurous smell is in the air, the gates of Hell opened up today to take in one of their own. So-called Senator and neo-con Tory strategist Doug Finley died from cancer and was swallowed up back into the pit in which his kind spawn.

Widely considered the chief architect of the Harper revolution of evil, the foreign-born Finley was a close personal friend of Stephen Harper and the husband of Human Resources Minister Diane Finley. Naturally, like all worshippers of ‘smaller’ government, he fed heartily off the taxpayer himself. As does his widow. As do all the Harper cronies, getting fat while feeding out of the trough of working class sweat, blood and toil.

But this evil destructive piggy is now frying in the fire of his own devising. Amen!

THE RENOWNED STEPHEN HAWKING DECLINES TO ATTEND ISRAELI ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

Professor Stephen Hawking is supporting the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline the fifth annual president's conference, Facing Tomorrow, in June, which features major international personalities, attracts thousands of participants and this year will celebrate Peres's 90th birthday.

But following a closer examination of the activities of the major participants he issued this press release:

"I have received a number of emails from Palestinian academics. They are unanimous that I should respect the boycott. In view of this, I must withdraw from the conference. Had I attended I would have stated my opinion that the policy of the present Israeli government is likely to lead to disaster."

Professor Hawking's decision marks another victory in the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions targeting Israeli academic institutions. When academics of his intellectual standing turn away in disgust, the whole world is affected by this action and the scientific community as a whole is awakened.

11 YEAR OLD KEILA PENNER EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL FOR WEARING OTTAWA SENATORS JERSEY INSTEAD OF A MONTREAL CANADIANS SHIRT

In one of the most foul, cowardly and disgusting acts we’ve yet heard of, a young 11 year old student of a Montreal school was expelled from school for wearing an Ottawa Senators jersey to school instead of a Montreal Canadians jersey. The school had encouraged the students to wear their Habs jersey instead of their school uniform.

Keila Penner, who attends Maple Grove Elementary School in Lachine, is not a Habs’ fan, and so she chose to wear her Sens’ jersey instead. She was ordered to change her shirt. She could either wear her school uniform or a Canadiens’ jersey that the gym teacher held out to her.

Her response? “I told her, I’m not taking off my shirt.” So her father had to come and get her.

The bullied child bravely stood her ground and the Ottawa Senators ownership later, to reward her for her loyalty in the face of the violence of school officials, sent a limo around to her home and treated her and her family to a free day at the Ottawa Senators playoff game this evening.

The bullying and cowardly school officials, as is usual in these situations, went into hiding to avoid personal responsibility for their behaviour. What a foul lesson in good sportsmanship this school is teaching. An absolute disgrace and we expect arrests to be made.

1921 BREWSTER DOUBLE ENCLOSED LIMOUSINE

Brewster & Co. was established by James Brewster of New Haven, Connecticut in 1810. In 1878, the firm won international acclaim at the Paris Carriage Exhibition. In 1905, the company built its first body for the automobile industry and by 1911, they had abandoned carriages entirely and moved to Long Island City, New York. In 1914, Brewster took on a Rolls-Royce franchise.

From 1915 to 1925 it constructed a series of elegant, extremely expensive automobiles at its plant in Long Island, N.Y. The company also produced coaches for Rolls-Royce.
Eventually, Brewster was absorbed into Rolls-Royce America, Inc.

Brewster models came in a variety of body styles all with a hefty price tag attached. The prices ranged from $5,250 to over $10,000 with most of the line-up comprised of broughams, landaulets and limousines. There were several open body styles available, such as a phaeton, two-passenger runabout, and a club runabout with a rumble seat arising out of the rear deck.

This particular car was acquired from its original purchaser by Donald Cardwell in 1939, and remained in his possession until his passing, in 2009. It was then purchased by the current owner; to date, it has traveled a mere 26,510 miles. It is un-restored, including its original paint, engine and exhaust system. It is powered by a 50 horsepower Knight sleeve-valve four-cylinder engine and is still quite drivable.

The cars were quite popular in the New York City area with prices exceeding $10,000. Brewster owners included American aristocracy such as E.F. Hutton, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and J.P. Morgan. Very little changed from the time the company began production in 1915 to when production was suspended in 1925. It is one of 473 Brewsters produced, of which approximately 30 survive. This is the only double enclosed drive example known to exist.







THE UNITED NATIONS MAKE A CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS STATEMENT REGARDING INTERNATIONAL LAW

UN human rights officials have now declared that force feeding amounts to torture, saying "it is unjustifiable to engage in forced feeding of individuals contrary to their informed and voluntary refusal of such a measure." Their statement reads, in part:

…[A]ccording to the World Medical Assembly’s Declaration of Malta, in cases involving people on hunger strikes, the duty of medical personnel to act ethically and the principle of respect for individuals’ autonomy, among other principles, must be respected. Under these principles, it is unjustifiable to engage in forced feeding of individuals contrary to their informed and voluntary refusal of such a measure. Moreover, hunger strikers should be protected from all forms of coercion, even more so when this is done through force and in some cases through physical violence. Health care personnel may not apply undue pressure of any sort on individuals who have opted for the extreme recourse of a hunger strike. Nor is it acceptable to use threats of forced feeding or other types of physical or psychological coercion against individuals who have voluntarily decided to go on a hunger strike.
The UN has also called for an immediate end to the indefinite detention without charge or trial of 166 prisoners at Gitmo, warning, "the continuing and indefinite detention of individuals without the right to due process is arbitrary and constitutes a clear violation of international law. This situation is particularly clear with respect to those prisoners—at least 86—who have been cleared for transfer by the Government of the United States of America,"

If we as individuals within a society believe in law and order, if we believe in obedience to the international courts of law established by all signatory nations freely and without reservation, if we believe that any contravention of that law should be dealt with firmly and justly, then we need to be making sure that our government is respecting the rule of international law by insisting that our local government representatives, within whatever democratic framework we live in (be it parliamentary or republican representation) obey those laws and insist on their enforcement.

To fail to do so would mean the eventual collapse of the United Nations in much the same manner as its predecessor the League of Nations and would render international law pointless and the risk of a descent into global anarchy inevitable.

TORY CHRIS ALEXANDER NOW DYES HIS HAIR RED. OR DID HE FORGET TO APPLY THE BLONDE DYE?

There’s a federal Tory neo-con flunky named Chris Alexander who’s routinely on the CBC show Power and Politics with Evan Solomon pushing the Conservative agenda of theft and incompetence, and an odd and weird mystery has arisen as of yesterday.

Normally this guy is blond. But on the show Friday, which he was late arriving at, he had red hair.

So it raises the inevitable question, is he a blond deciding to dye his hair red or is he a natural redhead who decided when embarking on a political career to be a blonde? Did he, in his rush to get on, forget to put in the blond dye that afternoon, or was he late because he was busy at the hairdressers trying out a new colour? He was also really bitchy in the interview like he was mad that he was forced to reveal a secret.

We don’t think there’s much doubt based on the gibberish that spews out of his mouth that he is legally blond, that much we do know but we don’t know which came first, the red or the yellow. Listening to him defend the indefensible mostly just makes us blue!


POVERTY ACTIVIST ROBYN PICKELL HUNTED DOWN BY THE OWNERS OF PIDGIN RESTAURANT AND THEIR ARMED THRALLS

The well-heeled elites that own Pidgin Restaurant, an upscale restaurant parked in the centre of the worst poverty in the country i.e. Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, have instructed the Vancouver Police and Mayor McCheeseson along with his council, including Andrea Reimer a longtime director of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, to hunt down like a dog young citizen of  poverty Robyn Claire Pickell for the crime of closing the front door of the restaurant when the smell of rich food became too much for the starving local residents of the area to tolerate. Apparently this upset those luxuriating inside and so the cops were called and charges demanded.

Most of those who support the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, an organization part of the environmental movement that the government of Canada has labelled ‘terrorists’, live in the lap of luxury with silver spoons crammed up their rectums and so Vancouver council and the mayor have come out in support of attacking this young woman for protesting exactly the same way that various weekend warrior protesters who are now wealthy elites did for our forests years ago, protests that the Western Canada Wilderness Committee lent support to.

In the meantime, a helicopter continuously day after day buzzes the Downtown Eastside all day long trying to aggravate and drive crazy and violent all the suffering residents of that neighbourhood, seemingly in the hopes that they’ll snap, commit illegal acts, and then Vision Vancouver and its fancy-pants crowd can swoop in and build more luxury condos. Most people, at least the 99%, would consider this at the very least unethical, but when it comes to a tiny group of pirates nothing is too unethical!

LOLCAT!


MARC GARNEAU, HEROIC CANADIAN, FAILS TO GET INVITE TO OPENING OF CANADARM EXHIBIT

You know, watching the usual Tory Party excuses for being nasty buggers, in this case not inviting Canada’s premier astronaut and hero Marc Garneau (Chris Hadfield being otherwise busy in space) to a gala opening of a Canadarm space exhibit (which he worked with) because he happens to belong to the wrong political party and then neo-Conartist minister James Moore, with a nasty glint in his eye, claiming he knew nothing about a lack of invitation to him, I find it really hard to accept that more than 30% of the voting population of the great nation of Canada are nasty buggers nasty enough to elect these nasty buggers.

There’s always going to be a minority of any population of any country who are just mean and nasty people but we apparently have well over 30% of our population in that category. It can’t possibly, with everything we’ve seen over the last 6 years, be a surprise any longer that the Conservative Party of Canada is a party by nasty buggers, for nasty buggers and meant only to serve nasty buggers. It's an entire party dedicated to the mind and mentality of Frank Burns of MASH fame.

Lets all stop being Frank Burns, lets all stop being nasty buggers!


CITIZENS MARCH ACROSS CANADA DEMANDING THEIR $3.1 BILLION BE RETURNED TO THEM; THE REASON FOR THE ANTI-PROTEST LAWS NOW BECOME CLEAR AS HUNDREDS ARRESTED

“We want our $3.1 billion back you thieving government criminals” was just one of the slogans heard across Canada yesterday as protest marches broke out all over the country.

Citizens angry at the ‘disappearance’ of over 3 billion dollars in tax money, money that has gone missing according to Auditor General Michael Ferguson in his spring report, took to the streets in anger and rage at our missing funds.

In Montreal alone, over 400 were arrested as the police use the anti-protester laws put in force for just this eventuality, that the people would rise up against this theft, to brutally put down citizen protests.

But We The People, bloodied, beaten and jailed, will still continue to demand the return of our $3.1 billion no matter how many laws are put in place to stop us. There will be justice for this government, there will be a reckoning as no matter how many electoral laws they twist and abuse for their purposes, there will be a new government to hold them fully accountable for their actions.

In the meantime we march!

VANCOUVER HOCKEY FANS REJECT BUYING CANUCK TICKETS

Well it’s the start of hockey playoffs after the fatcat owners of NHL teams held us fans hostage with a lockout for half a season and we notice something happening to the Canucks that, when we stop and think about it, shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise.

Relatively speaking, no one is buying the overpriced tickets for the Canucks playoff games. The team and it’s owner (what the hell’s his name Aquilini Zen or something??) are having to offer playoff tickets at (again relatively speaking) bargain basement prices due to lack of interest or demand.

Why is this not surprising? Because we BC’ers have already shown we’re more than capable of protesting what we feel is unacceptable. Just look at the HST fight. You can’t screw with us, we don’t roll over and beg like Ontarians and their ilk. Even our province’s wealthy elites, who are the only people these days who can afford NHL hockey tickets, a group not exactly noted for social protest, have shown their displeasure with their disinterest.

So go ahead Canucks front office, offer your tickets at half price. Who knows, we might even buy one or two. Or not. You've pissed us off!

DON CHERRY SAYS NO WOMEN IN MALE DRESSING ROOMS

We want to wade into the issue of female sports jounalists hanging out in male athletes dressing rooms. As you probably know, last Saturday the mouth that bores aka Don Cherry said that women should not be allowed in male dressing rooms cuz of all the nakedidity that goes on.

Normally we pay no attention to Mr. Cherry and his 1950’s perspective on the world but in this particular case there is a point to be made. The claim that the other side makes is that this is a matter of journalistic integrity and no journalist is there to ogle athletes of any kind, but instead to perform the job of journalism.

Okay fine.

If the matter is truly a case of journalistic integrity over crass sexual desire, then male reporters must also be in female athletes dressing rooms as they walk about naked etc. If that’s the case, if male journalists hang out with the naked female hockey players after a women’s tournament game then Don Cherry is, as usual, off his rocker on the subject.

But if the rules are different in this opposite but the same circumstance and female athletes have their nakedidity protected with boundaries and regulations that don’t currently exist the other way then Don Cherry is right. The same rules should apply for female journalists in male locker rooms. The journalistic integrity aspect of this argument goes out the door with the wet towels. There clearly isn’t any.

But we’ve never been sports journalists so don’t know which is true. Do you?

1953 BOSLEY MK1 GT

Richard Bosley of Mentor, Ohio created the Bosley MK1 even though he'd not to that point been any kind of automobile engineer. But he decided to build the car of his dreams. Since Richard Bosley was a horticultural farmer by trade, he was unable to fund production of his car so this prototype was the only Bosley Mark I GT ever produced.

Powering the car was a Chrysler Hemi breathing through 6 carburetors. It had a quick change rear end courtesy of a 1948 Mercury, a 102-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 168 inches. Braking power was provided by Lincoln 12-inch drums riding on magnesium center-lock wheels. The transmission was a five-speed unit built by the New Process company. The bodywork was done by Mr. Bosley, with many of the interior and exterior parts sourced from various other vehicles.

The low-slung fiberglass body, potent engine, and its 55-gallon fuel tank made it a suitable vehicle for long distance racing. It had a top speed in the neighborhood of 160 mph. A pretty darn good first effort and of course this car today is very rare and unique.