Sunday, March 18, 2018

Homeless family found dead in Van

ABC is reporting that "A homeless couple and their two young children, all dressed for bed, were found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a parked van that had its windows covered with blankets and a shade to block out the light outside a Southern California strip mall, police said Friday. The case comes as Southern California grapples with a rise in homelessness amid soaring housing costs." Sound familiar? This tragedy happened in Los Angeles.

Housing is very expensive in any big city - LA, New York, London, Toronto and now Metro Vancouver. Homelessness and drug addiction are two separate issues. Here in Vancouver they become blurred because the police do nothing to stop the predatory drug dealers from exploiting the homeless. As we have said before, 50 % of drug addicts on the Surrey strip want to get treatment but can't. Other than Price Pro all the treatment centres in Surrey are just drug houses where addicts do drugs. If the police won't arrest drug dealers for selling drugs in public or at treatment centres, what good are they?

We see homeless here and meet people living in cars all the time. It's always heart wrenching to hear of families with young children homeless but the same goes for the elderly. When the elderly are homeless we are all diminished.

The City of Surrey held a survey about housing in Guildford. They were of course pushing high density towers their campaign contributors can get rich off of. A million dollars for a tiny condo in a huge tower at Surrey Central is insane. Low rise apartments and townhouses for young families are a much better fit for Guildford. Affordable housing is a genuine concern for everyone.

If you want to build more housing in Guildford, take your LRT and cram it up your a*s.

Vancouver gas fraud burns out of control

Another insane spike in the price of gas at the pumps leaves us with only one logical conclusion. It is time to break the oil monopoly and Nationalize our oil like Norway. Corporate monopolies are never a good thing. Global is reporting that 7 Canadian companies committed indictable offences in bread-price fixing scandal. Yet not a word is said about the criminality of price fixing within the oil industry which is far worse. The onlty time a corporate monopoly can be a good thing is when the consumers are shareholders in that monopoly. Norway is a successful model of this.

When John D. Rockefeller used hostile take overs to obtain a monopoly on the oil industry the US Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Letting ownership of Canada's oil rights be controlled by a monopoly was a bad idea. Letting a foreign country own our oil rights was insane. Letting a Communist dictatorship profit from our oil is just plain evil. Stephen Harper is more of a Communist than Pierre Elliot Trudeau ever was. Breaking Communist China's monopoly on the ownership of our oil would be in every Canadians best interest.

BC has oil reserves. We could quite feasibly set the example by nationalizing our oil like ICBC. We would keep all the Canadian contractors. We would just nationalize the ownership of the oil and take it back from Communist China. If Alberta wants to extort us we should simply buy our oil from Russia. We do have a port here. That is supply and demand in a free market.

Everyone likes to complain about ICBC but we need to see though the fraud the BC Liberals created. The BC Liberal government extracted a $1.3 billion dividend from ICBC to balance Christy Clark's fake fudgeit budget. Now they are saying ICBC needs to be restructured because they are $1.3 billion in debt. We're not that stupid. As Peter Rose said ICBC is breaking even. There is no emergency. There is just another fraud created by the BC Liberals.

On the issue of privatizing ICBC I have always been neutral. It you want to do it, do it. If you don't want to do it, don't. However, I will point out that comparing insurance prices in BC with Alberta is not a fair comparison. You can't compare urban areas with rural ares. A more realistic comparison would be with Toronto who have much higher car insurance rates than we do.

The private insurance companies in BC are struggling. Many of them are running deficits. In response what do they do? They dump high risk clients and raise their rates. ICBC is forced to insure the high risk clients. The high risk clients should pay higher rates not everyone else. Aside from the insurance fraud, lotus land has a lot of luxury vehicles. When those cars get in accidents it costs a lot more to fix them. Luxury vehicles should pay a higher rate not everyone else.

Consequently ICBC is not in as bad shape as the Neo Cons are trying to trick us into believing. The current price fixing within the oil industry is a much more urgent matter to confront. What we have now is NOT a free market. What Canada and Alberta could learn from Norway.

Fatal Shooting in Toronto

CBC is reporting that "A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s are dead after a shooting at North York bowling alley on Saturday night. The man was pronounced dead at the scene while the woman died of her injuries in hospital later, Toronto police said in a news release on Sunday."

Global is reporting that the shooting took place inside PlayTime Bowl and Entertainment, located on Samor Road near Dufferin Street and Lawrence Avenue West, at around 10:10 p.m. on Saturday. "It’s not clear where exactly the shootings occurred, but the windows at the front entrance of the bowling alley were heavily damaged by gunfire." The bowling alley was full of families at the time of the shooting.

Update: The Canadian Press is reporting that the woman was a bystander in the shooting.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Putting St Patrick's Day into Perspective

Today is the Holy day so it is. I wasn't going to comment on it this year because I'm just not feeling it so I thought I'd review some Irish Traditions just so we all know what the day is supposed to be all about. It's not supposed to be about getting pissed drunk. It's a day set aside to remember Irish history and tradition. It's a salute to the Holy land so it is.

Do you know what Tiocfaidh ár lá means? Do you know the song a Nation Once Again or The Town I Loved so Well? Do you know the real meaning behind The Lord of the Dance? Well wait till I tell ye. Tiocfaidh ár lá, pronounced Chuckie ar la, means our day will come. It's usually shouted while throwing a stone, brick or petrol bomb at some invincible enemy like David and Goliath. However, it's more like the final spear of the Spartan in the movie 300. A final f*ck you before being destroyed just to say I still disagree right to the end recording your dissent.

In fact the song A Nation Once Again cites that heroic last stand. It is a rebel song mourning the loss of the nation, longing for the day when Ireland will one day be reunited. The Town I Loved so Well refers to Derry. The Lord of the Dance is an old hymn referring to Jesus Christ.

Sky Pilot in the Snow

I snowshoed up Sky Pilot today from the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola. It was an awesome hike. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the trail was groomed half way up. After that it was very steep but reasonably packed. I didn't summit but I made it to the foot of the summit. In the winter the trail goes up the back of the mountain. In the summer the trail goes up the other side.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Political Greed in Canada

I'm going to keep hammering home the fact that there is a new movement rising within Canada. It addresses greed and corruption on the right as well as the left. Last night I had a very disturbing conversation with Jarup Brar on a telephone town hall meeting he hosted. I was shocked and dissappointed to hear him promoting a Neo Con lie. Who fed him the poison kool aid?

Brian Mulroney had his Airbus and the GST. Stephen Harper had his insider trading jets and the HST. They were both conflicted. The Oliphant Commission concluded that Brian Mulrony acted in an inappropriate way when he accepted large amounts of cash from Karlheinz Schreiber over the airbus scandal which has just been resurrected with Airbus' recent acquisition of Bombardier. Details of the Mulroney fraud were itemized in Stevie Cameron's book On the Take: Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years.

No doubt Stevie Cameron could write a sequel about Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Harper era. Lockheed Martin is as dirty as SNC-Lavalin. Boeing is a much better business model.

Fast forward to 2018. Like Mulroney and Harper, Dianne Watts and Linda Hepner have their own insider trading scam: the LRT. Light Transit is for rural areas not dense city centres.

There is talk about Surrey being the city of the future. Locals have amended that motto to read Surrey: The Future Dies Here because of the Dianne Watts / Linda Hepner fraud. Reverting 104th Avenue to a single lane of traffic in either direction with an on ground train ruining down the middle is not progress. It is an obscene fraud that takes massive amounts of tax dollars and puts it into he hands of campaign contributors just like they did at Campbell Heights.

Right now the bus ride between Surrey Place Mall and Guildford is a problem free five minute ride. The status quo functions perfectly. Surrey Blogger Laila Yuile pointed out the problem is between Surrey Place and Newton. That is where the problem lies. If you want to extend Skytrain to Newton feel free but don't waste billions of tax dollars on a project we don't want or need just so your campaign contributors can get rich at taxpayers expense.

I did however have a very posative meeting with my MLA Gary Begg who I did vote for. He held an open house and met one on one with constituents. I overloaded him with about 30 issues at once but he was very knowledgeable about the problems outside the Front Room along 135A Street and many other issues that affect Surrey. His business card lists him as the Party Whip. Perhaps he will be able to convince the party to fix the BC Hydro Fraud Gordon Campbell created that Norm Farrell keeps talking about. Maybe they'll even bring back the OMGU.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jagmeet Singh explains the history of religious persecution in India

The Globe and Mail ran a very interesting article by Jagmeet Singh about the history of religious persecution in India. It is indeed thought provoking. There is a lot of hype about terrorism.

We need to remember that CSIS provided the explosives for the Air India bombing and had an agent that helped plan that heinous attack. We need to remember that to put the fear and hype into perspective. Terrorism is bad. So is religious persecution. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Recently I made a blog post about a beautiful picture I saw in Guildford Mall of the Sikh Golden Temple in India. Ironically it was just after Justin Trudeau's visit. In Jagmeet Singh's recent article he talked about how the government of India attacked the Golden Temple in 1984 and destroyed it. I had no idea. Where was I in 1984? That was just before I went to New York.

ThoughtCo posted a timeline of the 1984 attack on the temple called Operation Blue Star and the Sikh Genocide by order of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. An injustice to one is an injustice to all. Taking up arms to defend religious freedom is justified. Blowing up innocent civilians is not.

Kim Bolan wrote a book about the Air India trial called Loss Of Faith: How The Air India Bombers Got Away With Murder. She failed to mention the fact that CSIS provided the explosives for that attack. That was reported by CBC and the RCMP. That's a pretty important detail to leave out. If there was no bomb, there would have been no attack. CSIS has yet to be tried for that murder.

Although CSIS is actively removing the original CBC documentary from Youtube The Globe and Mail also ran the same article: "Canada's spy agency did everything it could to keep the Air-India mass-murder case from coming to trial in order to cover up the involvement of an agent in the plot to blow up the airplanes, an RCMP officer says in newly released court documents."

In 2015 Conservative MP Wai Young admitted CSIS knew there was a bomb on the Air India plane that later exploded in midair, killing 329 people. He claimed the laws at the time prevented the Canadian Security Intelligence Service from telling the RCMP about the explosive device in June 1985. That is ridiculous. They were under a legal and moral obligation to tell the RCMP about the bomb. Then they erased wire tap evidence implicating them.

The Globe and Mail named Surjan Singh Gill as the CSIS agent that helped plan the attack. The Globe and Mail also confirmed that "A Sikh separatist suspected of being a CSIS mole in the Air-India conspiracy had the explosives and airline tickets with him shortly before two bombs were allegedly checked onto flights at the Vancouver airport, an RCMP officer stated in an affidavit."

ABC Reported that "Surjan Singh Gill was the founder of the so-called Khalistan consulate in Vancouver in 1981, and one of the first supporters of the Babbar Khalsa group. He allegedly became Parmar’s right-hand man in 1982, and Canadian agents tailed Gill as he escorted Parmar to a ferry terminal in 1985. Parmar was allegedly on his was way to see a bomb demonstration." Just like how CSIS used Grant Bristow to create the Heritage Front.

The Corbett Report confirms that Air India was a CSIS job. "How did Surjan Singh Gill have the ability to found the group that carried out the bombing, deliver the bombs, pull out of the plot just before it took place, get on the RCMP list of main suspects, and avoid even being brought before a court of justice?" CSIS can keep deleting articles from the Internet but truth crushed to the earth will rise again simply because no lie can live forever.

There is a New Movement Rising in Canada so there is.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Blaze the Teletubbies' meth head

Castanet is making reference to a recently released court decision regarding fly sh*t Donahue (Blaze) McWhirter. The decision claims "Police began surveilling fly sh*t in the spring of 2014, after receiving information from four confidential informants the Lake Country resident sold cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin in Kelowna."

"During their surveillance, police observed several interactions around Kelowna that looked like McWhirter was exchanging drugs with other individuals. On Oct. 20, 2014, police saw McWhirter meet with 10 to 14 Independent Soldiers or associates at Kelowna's Rusty's Pub, (Because he got his ass kicked in Liquid Zoo) after returning from the Lower Mainland earlier that day (having just supplied his meth head pal in Guildford that hacked up Shawn Clarys dead body). Kevin Irvine and Mark Pauls, two of the men McWhirter had met with, were pulled over by police after leaving the bar and found with five ounces of methamphetamine on them."

"Following Justice Davies ruling that the traffic stop and subsequent arrest did not violate the couple's constitutional rights, McWhirter pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and MDMA for the purpose of trafficking, along with unlawful possession of a shotgun and rifle while he was prohibited. McWhirter remains out of custody on bail, but he's scheduled to be back before the courts on May 28 for a three-day sentencing hearing."

The shotgun and rifle were likely Joey Verma's since Joey was the hunter and the club wouldn't consider giving an idiot like Blaze a firearm. It was likely the shotgun they used slugs in to shoot Britney Irving in the back with. What do you think the odds are that lying spec of fly sh*t gets off again for cooperating with the Police? They sure know how to pick 'em.

Departures Season 3 now on Netflix

Well this is good news. Season 3 of Departures is now on Netflix. Departures is a travel show about two Canadian guys who travel around the world but they go off the beaten path and get an inside look at the various places they visit where the tourists don't normally go.

I like this series because they are respectful of local culture and traditions like Rick Steve's Europe. Justin's a bit of a drinker so everywhere they go they try the local alcohol. In Russia it was vodka vodka vodka. Anything in moderation I suppose. Relatively speaking.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hamilton cop tipped off drug dealers in exchange for cash

The Toronto Star is reporting that "A suspended Hamilton police officer fed drug traffickers sensitive information and favours in return for cash payments, a Crown attorney said Monday during his opening address to a Toronto jury. Craig Ruthowsky, a former member of the Hamilton Police Service’s guns and gangs unit, has pleaded not guilty to obstruct justice, bribery, breach of trust, trafficking and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence." Sounds like BC.