Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ontario Highway shooting

CBC is reporting that "Ontario Provincial Police say they are investigating an early morning shooting on Highway 401 in Mississauga that left a vehicle on its side and riddled with bullet holes. No one was injured in the shooting involving two vehicles early Saturday, according to police and paramedics. Five men, who were in one of the vehicles, were questioned by police."

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Is Facebook listening to your conversations?

An interesting conspiracy theory has made its way into the Main Stream Media. CTV is reporting that "Two friends are sitting in a coffee shop, discussing what they might wear to an upcoming holiday party. One of the women mentions that she’s been eyeing a dress from a well-known fashion brand. On her way home an hour later, the other woman scrolls through Facebook on her phone and sees an ad for the same dress her friend had described. Sound familiar?"

"If you type 'Are Facebook and Instagram listening to me?' into a search browser, you’ll find reams of articles, blog posts and podcasts, all speculating that social media apps are using the microphones on personal tech devices to listen in on conversations, then serving up ads based on what they hear. How else to explain an ad for tents popping up in your Facebook feed after casually mentioning to your partner that you two should go camping next summer?"

I had never heard of this until someone recently told me they had the exact same experience. Obviously Facebook denies it is listening to people's private conversation through their cell phones but we have to ask, why are all these people experiencing the same thing? They talk about something in a private conversations then they start seeing adds involving the topics they were talking about in their private conversations appear on their facebook.

We all know that the NSA listens in on private conversations through cell phone microphones. That was revealed by Edward Snowden and accurately depicted in the Snowden movie. While working for the NSA, Snowden was shown how to use a search engine to search for people using specific keywords in their private conversations. When he asked what people the search engine database was searching he was told, the whole kingdom Snow White. Everyone.

To think that businesses would be using that technology to advertise is somewhat disturbing. Yet it is somewhat difficult to explain the reoccurring coincidences. Here's the kicker: Facebook owns Instagram. Conspiracy Theorists Claim Mark Zuckerberg Is David Rockefeller’s Grandson.

Fatal shooting in Coquitlam

The Tri City News is reporting that "One man is dead after shots were fired Friday night in Coquitlam. Police were called to the 2700-block of Sylvan Place, off of Riverview Crescent, just after 10 p.m. after a report that multiple shots had been fired and a vehicle was seen speeding away. According to a press release from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, “When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. The male victim was transported to hospital but succumbed to his injuries." Global is reporting that "A dark-coloured sedan was found on fire nearby at Mariner Way and Dartmoor Drive."

The Peace arch News is reporting that "There was a reported shooting in Newton Friday night. Police were on scene after reports of gunfire around 11 p.m. in the 13200-block of 62nd Avenue. Footage from the scene shows what look like bullet fragments on the road."

Russell Bidesi found guilty of second-degree murder of Bradley McPherson

The Surrey Now / Leader is reporting that "Russell Atma Bidesi, 26, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a Surrey man at a Christmas Eve party in 2011. The conviction comes more than six years after the fatal shooting 28-year-old Bradley McPherson at a house party near 131 Street and 67A Avenue."

This is the case that I was referring to when I said I wasn't going to comment on it until the trial was over because there was obviously more to the story than was presented in court. However, Russell Bidesi was the shooter so I remained silent and will continue to do so. The powers that be know the concerns that I have and they know those concerns are valid. It's time to bring back the OMGU. That's all that I have to say on the matter.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tolls are an unfair burden on overtaxed motorists

Gordzilla nailed it. Which just goes to show that although no two people agree on every issue, no two people disagree on every issue either. Gordon Clark wrote an insightful column stating that Tolls are an unfair burden on overtaxed motorists. He's absolutely right. The NDP were elected on a promise to remove bridge tolls. For them to turn around and create another toll to replace it would be an act of fraud. Speaking of fraud who fed Derek Corrigan the poison cool aid?

Derek Corrigan replaced Mayor Moonbeam as chair of the Mayors’ Council because he had a more conservative approach to the Translink Fraud that consumed Mayor Moonbeam and Betty Botox. They were the tax and spend ring leaders. Stars of Junkets R Us. So what happened? Why has Derek Corrigan changed his tune and started to sing fiscal irresponsibility? Ah, they gave him a free trip to South Korea. Now he's a junket star too trying to think up ways to raise taxes and spend more money so he can go on junkets with the rest of them. Shame on you.

Every district has wish lists. Two projects proposed for Surrey are replacing the Pattullo bridge and creating an infrastructure nightmare along 104th with the brain dead LRT fraud. Of those two projects which has the highest priority? Replacing the Pattullo bridge. That thing is very old. You can't do both projects at the same time. That would be insane.

We need to pick a project, start it and hold off on the other one. Surrey wants the government to be fiscally responsible. Replacing the Pattullo bridge isn't urgent but it is a far bigger priority than this LRT scam which is just plain stupid.

People who drive cars prefer Skytrain to LRT because Skytrain does not impede traffic. People who drive cars should have a say because they pay an extra billion dollars a year in a 10 cents a litre regional gas tax. No private company would be allowed to continue operating a billion dollars over budget every year. I'm not saying do away with the regional gas tax. I'm saying stop it at that and no more tolls. The best way to save money is to disband all these committees mandated to think up new ways to raise taxes and spend money.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

50% of addicts on the Surrey Strip want to get into detox but can't

The Peace Arch News is reporting that "Study reveals sobering truths about drug use on Surrey’s 135A Street." A KPU professor studying drug addiction on the Surrey strip states that "The only city in B.C. with a higher overdosed death toll than Surrey was Vancouver, which saw 348 fatalities last year." The lethal injection sites are promoting addiction which is resulting in an increase in overdose deaths in Vancouver and Surrey. That much is clear.

“Number one: in terms of the racial mix of people who find themselves in this very problematic substance use, roughly half are self identified as Caucasian, but the other half, about 45 per cent, self-identify as Indigenous or other,” he said. “There is a lot of First Nation representation in terms of problematic substance use on 135A street.” Actually we do not know that. All we know from the survey is half the drug addicts are white and the other half are something else.

“In terms of detox, in terms of solutions, the people who find themselves with problematic substance use who live hopelessly on 135A in these tents, many have also sought treatment or detox. So about 60 per cent of these people who live in those tents of 135A street find themselves there after going though detox or treatment, not for lack of wanting.”

That's because other than the one run by Price Pro, the detox centers in Surrey are flop houses where addicts do drugs. Drug dealers are known to hang out at the treatment houses and sell drugs while the police do nothing to stop them. Seizing the proceeds of crime without disrupting drug trafficking is a criminal act.

"In the survey, more than half of respondents said they wanted to go into detox or treatment, but were unable." That's because the extremists and the corrupt politicians have thrown away the three crucial pillars in the four pillars program and have turned harm prevention into harm promotion which simply promotes addiction and assists organized crime.

Harm Promotion on the Surrey Strip cost taxpayers $288,000.00. Enforcing the law and arresting the drug deals at the Surrey treatment centers and on the Surrey strip would cost nothing and prevent lifetimes of misery and exploitation. That would save lives.

"While addicts are people and have rights, so do all the other people in the area have the right to a neighbourhood that is clean, free of open drug dealing, with sidewalks and lit streets."

A space to shoot up, but no space for addiction treatment

Sudden death near White Rock shelter

Reggie Yates is worth listening to.

If someone doesn't understand privilege show them this

Vancouver shooting

News 1130 is reporting that "The VPD was called to an area of Vancouver's west side just after 1 p.m. for reports of a shooting. One man was found with gunshot wounds after police were called to the area of Marguerite Street and West 49th avenue. No arrests have been made."

Update: The Peace Arch News is reporting that the victim was from Surrey.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Paris Christoforou: Out in Bad

The Toronto Star is reporting that "Former Hells Angels hitman becomes target as Quebec bikers push into GTA. Paris Christoforou is nowhere to be seen after narrowly escaping hitmen in Toronto and Montreal. His enemies have grown to include members of the powerful Hells Angels chapters from Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, Que., which kicked him out of the international club in the fall, police and underworld sources say." AFFA Not.

Paris Christoforou was with Peter Scarcella when they shot up a sandwich shop in Toronto and an innocent mother was hit and paralyzed. They were targeting mafia rival Mike Modica.

Surrey Council's LRT - Best Kept Secret

I received a press release with a PDF file from a coalition of concerned citizens objecting to the LRT disaster in Surrey. Aside from the obvious infrastructure nightmare, they state: "The Mayor Linda Hepner will not tell, nor will the LTR Program Manager Paul Lee, tell the citizens of Surrey where the Light Rail Transit (LRT ) Maintenance Yard / Stock Rail Yard will be located."

The obvious point in question is that expropriating more land costs more money while the Skytrain already has space allotted for it's maintenance yard which once again illustrates another advantage of Skytrain over an on ground train running down the middle of a busy inner city street.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Reggie Yates: Ice in Australia

As I've said before, Reggie Yates is worth listening to. Episode four in the second series of Outside Man takes a look at Ice in Australia also known as crystal meth. We do have crystal meth here in Canada and I just want to emphasis that ice or crystal meth is not speed. It is similar in that it is an amphetamine but crystal meth is made with Drano. The harmful effects on the mind and body are profound. It is a very bad drug and is insanely addictive.

Reggie interviews several individuals who are addicted to ice and follows one young mother that goes into rehab. You can see the heart wrenching difficulty overcoming that addiction really is. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As prevention is one of the Four Pillars, I would have to agree. The young mother who goes into rehab described having a psychotic episode while on ice. The counselor in rehab explained that is very common with ice addicts and sometimes the psychosis can be permanent.

Without pointing fingers at who is bringing the drug into the country and where it is coming from, it is worth pausing to look at how harmful and how challenging this drug really is. Time Magazine did an expose on ice in Australia. The Daily Mail did an article about a women who is educating school kids on the harmful effects of ice. Cracks in the Ice is a go to website about the drug.

Locally, Larry Amero was charged with importing two tons of precursor chemicals for making crystal meth into Australia after 650 kg of pseudoephedrine was seized. Sadly he got off those charges due to trial delays. As I've previously reported, a lot of ice or crystal meth is made in Myanmar for the CIA. In the struggle between good verses evil, the CIA is on the wrong side.

In 1980 the CIA crashed the Nugan Hand bank in Australia through money laundering tied to it's drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle. In 2015 the Sydney Herald reported that Michael Hand was found living in the United States. No big surprise.