Wednesday, February 21, 2018
As I shut down all my social media and go off the grid to start working on my next book I just wanted to pause for a moment to set the stage and let everyone know what the book will be about and where this blog will be going. As I previously said, I have found my own way.
Yes I have made a name for myself by confronting the crime associated with the Kelowna Hells Angels, but that is not what my book will be about. My book will not be about confronting the Hells Angels, it will be about confronting the ATF. The ATF is and always has been dirty.
At first I was a bit unsure about the reason behind the Aging Rebel's disdain for the ATF. Now I know why. Dirty cops are worse than bikers who sell crack. The ATF's legal obsession to tear up the US Constitution and seized the Mongols patch concerns me. I oppose that obsession.
When I first started this blog I was a lone voice in the wilderness preaching Gary Webb. Then all of a sudden one of the Avengers put out a movie about the Gary Webb story called Kill the Messenger. Shortly after that Freeway Ricky stepped up to the plate and put out a documentary confirming the Gary Webb story and highlighted corruption within the DEA.
The DEA wanted to bust Blandon but the CIA pulled the plug on that bust because Blandon was working for them. He was bringing cocaine into the United States to raise money to fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. After the CIA pulled the plug on that bust the DEA became dirty. Instead of disrupting drug trafficking they just focused on seizing the proceeds of crime and collected finder fees for letting the drug trade flourish.
The CIA is a far worse criminal organization then the Hells Angels ever have been and the ATF are at the root of it. My book will be confronting the ATF and their predisposition for corruption not the Hells Angels. It will remix the old ideals of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance along my own journey across Canada and the US inviting people to ask questions and think for themselves so they can see through the Corporate propaganda that engulfs us.
Gentlemen may cry peace peace but there is no peace. The war is already begun.
It was nice to hear that the BC Environment minister took the time to listen to some voters over dinner. It's rather disturbing how the Post Media Corporate Propaganda Monopoly spun the story. They twisted the headline to read "Environment minister blasted for dinner with anti-pipeline activists on day of trade war." AYFKM?
Taking time to listen to constituents is a good thing. Something politicians don't normally do. I'm sure the Corporate Propaganda Machine would of had no objections had he went to dinner with Kinder Morgan or the Chinese Communist Government that owns our oil rights. I can tell you this: instead of being bribed by Corporate lobbyists, he probably paid for his own dinner. Knowing him he probably had to pay for the dinner of the anti pipeline activists too. So which is worse? Going our for dinner with some concerned citizens or being bribed by a big oil company that wants to turn Vancouver into a Petroleum Coke garbage patch? You tell me.
I saw a few pictures at the mall tonight that caught my eye. This one was fascinating. First I thought it was Mecca in Saudi Arabia but it was surrounded by water. Turns out it is the Sikh Golden Temple in India. Nice. We have a lot of Sikhs here in Surrey. I support religious freedom.
I understand Justin Trudeau is in India and recently took a family portrait outside the Sikh Golden Temple. It's nice to see he is visiting religious edifices around the world. It's too bad he is crushing religious freedom here in Canada. At least he takes nice photo ops.
The Intercept is reporting that US trained police are hunting down protesters objection to the recent election fraud in Honduras. They describe one raid in a home with two yong children at 3:00 AM in violation of local laws. What were they looking for? Drugs? Gang members? Of course not they were looking for protesters.
The people of Honduras have been protesting the corruption of the current president since 2015 when he was caught committing social security fraud and was pocketing money from hospitals. Mass protests continued until the recent election fraud. He had lost the election with virtually no possible comeback when the live election results were halted. They announced the army was going to pick up the remaining ballots from rural areas and count them in the capital. All of a sudden the results of the election mysteriously reversed after the tampered ballots where counted. It was obscene and Donald Trump backed the fraud just like Hilary Clinton did in 2009.
The Intercept is reporting that "All in all, security forces carried out 10 raids in the early hours of December 26 and arrested 11 Pimienta residents on charges related to property destruction and assault on police officers in the context of protests against election fraud. TIGRES special forces have been controversial since their founding in 2013, and their short history has been dogged by allegations of theft and corruption involving drug traffickers."
As I previously reported Honduras has been a hub in CIA drug trafficking since Iran Contra. The curent president and his brother are up to their eyeballs in it. Donald Trump is aiding and abetting that drug trafficking in Honduras just like Hilary Clinton did. Say hello to the new boss. Same as the old boss. I'll pick up my guitar and play just like yesterday and I'll get on my knees and pray we don't get fooled again. God Bless Honduras and God Damn the CIA.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Keith Fraser is reporting on the trial of a 16 year old kid charged with shooting Samson Serjohn in Burnaby November 2016. The accused was someone Samson knew enough for his girlfriend not to suspect anything when he showed up at their townhouse.
"On Jan. 5, 2017, the accused was arrested in Surrey by members of the Burnaby RCMP for the attempted murder of Serjohn. At the time of his arrest he was found to be in possession of a Glock pistol that was later forensically linked to the Burnaby shooting and a second shooting a month later in Vancouver for which the accused also faces charges."
"The Crown’s theory is that before the second shooting the accused had spoken by phone to a youth charged in the murder of a man at Burnaby in September 2014. The accused allegedly conspired to murder Khurram Dar, a witness who was at the scene of the fatal shooting of Aladdin Ramadan."
"On Dec. 20, 2016, the accused is alleged to have gone to Dar’s home in the 2200-block Hermon Drive in Vancouver. When the accused arrived at the home and knocked on the door, it was answered by Dar’s mother, Hamara Jat, according to the Crown. After being told that Dar was not home, the accused allegedly shot the mother multiple times at close range, severing her spinal cord and leaving her paralyzed from the chest down." That is messed up.
OK so a 16 year old was charged with the fatal shooting of Aladdin Ramadan at Brentwood Mall in Burnaby, Sept 2014. A 16 year old was later charged with conspiring to murder a witness in that shooting and shot the witness' mother instead. Jesse Cadman lobbied for changes to the young offenders act. One of those changes was for youth who committed violent crime like murder, could be tried as an adult. The other change was that they could also be named. This kid needs to be named in the interest of public safety.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Last week the New York Times reported that "The Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, casting a pall over the future of a tenacious leader who has become almost synonymous with his country. The announcement instantly raised doubts about his ability to stay in office." At the time he refused to step down and vowed to run again next term.
Today the smoke and mirror magician announced he is going to make all those charges disappear by declaring war with Iran. He figures blaming Iran for conflict the CIA has started in Syria will be a great distraction from his corruption charges. You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
On that note, today some coworkers told me to watch a movie called Wag the Dog. They said I'd really like it. It's about a president who creates a fake war to distract voters from his own scandal. I pointed to the paper and said that's exactly what's happening here.
Jeremiah was a bullfrog. They didn't like what he had to say so they threw him in jail. Then everything Jeremiah the prophet said came true and Israel was carried away captive into Babylon until Cyrus the Great set them free. They say in Rome, pride cometh before the fall. Well the same thing is true in Israel and everywhere else. Buyer Beware.
Jerusalem, O Jerusalem, may God take from thee thine heart of stone and give to thee a heart of flesh so that you may see how your actions hurt others. Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy but God Damn the pusher man.
The Peace arch News is reporting that "A drive-by shooting rattled a Port Coquitlam neighbourhood on Sunday night, leaving bullet holes in a home and in multiple vehicles in the 3800 block of Ulster Street. Coquitlam RCMP say that one was injured but that the shooting is believed to be targeted and the residents of the home hit by bullets are known to police."
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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
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.
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."
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
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
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
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.
Update: The Peace Arch News is reporting that the victim was from Surrey.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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.
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
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.
As I've said before Wanted is a riveting TV series on Netflix from down under. A female version of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid with Ned Kelly all rolled into one. Season three: Bring it. I'm not exactly sure where they could go with a third season but there's no question these two characters work well together.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
The Montreal Gazette is reporting that "A 41-year-old Brossard man is among five people to plead guilty in an international drug trafficking and money laundering ring stretching through Peru, Mexico, the U.S. and Montreal, it was announced Friday. Iraklis Haviaropoulos pleaded guilty to being the leader of a Montreal-based organization that purchased and distributed more than 300 kilograms of cocaine and laundered more than $1 million.
According to U.S. Justice Department officials, Haviaropoulos purchased cocaine on the northern coast of Peru, where it was picked up by pilots at a concealed airstrip and flown to Guatemala and Mexico. Once in Mexico, the cocaine was trucked into the U.S. and Canada. During the investigation, more than 337 kilograms of cocaine were seized, as well as quantities of fentanyl and marijuana."
"Haviaropoulos, Carlos Alberto Ocampo Garcia and Jose Mauricio Ortiz Bolanos - both from Cali, Colombia - pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering. Eduardo Nunez-Serna of Chicago and James DeSantis of Pompano Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty to money laundering."
In 2016 La Presse reported that Iraklis Haviaropoulos was a Hells Angels associate through Sylvain Ethier who was gunned down in Sainte-Thérèse, north of Laval less then six months after their arrest in this cocaine bust. Sylvain Ethier was then named as the leader of the cross border cocaine ring. Only now he is dead. Et tu, Brute?
Le Presse reported that "According to our information, Éthier is in contact with a member of the Hells Angels of Quebec currently in the Dominican Republic, who would have perceived part of the 20 million profits made by the organization in 18 months, evaluates the police. This motorcyclist would even have returned to Quebec a few times, notably to collect his royalties, but he was not charged in the investigation."
In this cocaine ring, everyone plead guilty and no Hells Angel members were charged, again.
The US Department of Justice reported that "The organization collected cash from selling marijuana in the United States and cocaine in Canada." Why weren't they selling any of the cocaine in the US? That's because the US crack epidemic ended in the /80's. It is now rampant in Canada because we refuse to implement the New York model and are running around handing out free crack pipes promoting addiction.
Where do you think most of the cocaine went in Operation Fast and Furious? Canada. Who do you think was ultimately involved in this cocaine ring? The same Agency responsible for Operation Fast and Furious - the CIA. Two of the accused from Cali, Colombia plead guilty to trafficking 5 kilos of cocaine. Who do you think they worked for? The CIA.
The CIA created Pablo Escobar just like they created Manuel Noriega and El Chapo. After the CIA screwed over Pablo Escobar, they started using the Cali cartel. Arresting any Hells Angels in this case would be as pointless as arresting any other drug mule. The CIA are the ones behind it. We need to arrest them or it will never stop. The point of this bust is not to disrupt street level drug trafficking. The point of this bust is so that the government can seized the proceeds of crime.
Iraklis Haviaropoulos was originally from Lebanon. The CIA murdered Major Charles McKee from the US Defense Intelligence Agency on his way home to testify about the CIA's drug trafficking in Lebanon. We need to confront the drug trafficking on the street not seize the proceeds of crime. That is the New York model.
Watch Kill the Messenger ~ Freeway: Crack in the System
Saturday, February 10, 2018
There was finally a break in the rain so I rode my motorcycle out to the Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish today. The gondola is right between the Chief and Shannon Falls:
This is a view of Garibaldi from the gondola:
There's snow at the top of the gondola and tons more further up from there:
This is the view from the deck of the restaurant:
This is a view of Sky Pilot from the deck:
This is a view of Sky Pilot from the Shannon Loop trail:
This is the creek that turns into Shannon falls:
This is our home. This is what we want to protect. If people can't understand that, I can't explain it to them. I'm just a rider on a Western highway, from the mountains to the sea.
This is where I was born and raised. This is where my father is buried and where his parents are buried. His mother was born in Woodstock, NB and my mother was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. "My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From ev'ry mountainside Let freedom ring!"
2018 Free Tibet and Free Yourself ~ Zen and the Art of Civil Liberty
The Peace Arch News is reporting that "One man was fatally wounded in a Friday night shooting in Langley Township. Just after 9 p.m., Langley RCMP received calls of shots fired in the 8200 block of 204B St in a newly developed area of Willoughby. They arrived to find an injured male in a townhouse complex with two gunshot wounds to the chest . Firefighters and paramedics performed CPR on the victim as they were loaded into the ambulance. The regional Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken over the investigation. IHIT has confirmed one person is dead and has promised to release more details later today. About the same time, firefighters received calls for a nearby vehicle fire at 206A St. and 84B Ave nearby."
Update: Global is reporting that "On Saturday, IHIT identified the victim as 23-year-old Tarek Ali Al-Romeshi of Surrey. Last December, there was a fatal shooting in the area. IHIT identified the victim in that shooting as 21-year-old Dai Duong Duong." The Indo Canadian Voice is reporting that "Duong was known to police and associated to gang activity." The Surrey Now Leader is reporting that Al-Romeshi was not a resident of the complex and he was not known to police.
Well this is disappointing to say the least. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ordered the Olympic Committee to reinstate 28 Russian athletes but the Olympic committee has refused to lift the ban and did not let the Russian fag be flown at the opening exercises in Korea. Consequently I will no longer be covering, watching or endorsing Olympic events. The Olympics without Russia is not the Olympics. A gold medal without Russia competing is not a gold medal.
Olympic corruption is nothing new. We saw it at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake. We saw it at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. October 2017 the Guardian reported Rio 2016 Olympic chief Carlos Nuzman arrested in corruption investigation. "Nuzman was arrested on suspicion of corruption, money laundering and participating in a criminal operation after Brazilian prosecutors alleged his estate increased in value by 457% between 2006 and 2016. They claimed not to have been able to locate any evidence of increased income."
September 2017 the Guardian reported that Familiar whiff of corruption continues to taint Olympic Games. "The Tokyo Olympics bid team made secret €1.3m payments to the Black Tidings bank account in Singapore, which is associated with the same notorious fixer who is accused of using illegitimate means to help Rio." The Olympic Committee is so corrupt it is beyond repair and I will not longer endorse the Olympics. I will endorse international sporting events instead.
In 2016 Flotrack reported that The IOC's True Ideals: Corruption and Greed. "These Summer Games have been marred by controversy, and in turn, have opened the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) practices up to public scrutiny. In the most recent episode of HBO's "Real Sports," Bryant Gumbel and his team of journalists delivered a 90-minute expose on the IOC's long history of corruption, greed and human rights violations."
"The Olympic Games are marketed as more than just a way to showcase the best athletes in the world. The Games, according to the IOC, are the only way of bringing the world together in peace. But a deeper investigation reveals something else: the glory of reaching the pinnacle of sport is just a marketing pitch. In reality, the IOC is driven solely by a lust for money, and have repeatedly exhibited a total lack of compassion for the athletes and ruined cities they often leave in their wake. To support a country's bid, individual IOC members have requested everything from cash to paying for plastic surgery for their spouses."
International sporting events like world cup soccer, world cup hockey and rugby are worth watching. The Olympics are not. Recreating the Worlds Fair would be much more productive. Last year the World's Expo was held in Kazakhstan.
Science world and the Expo Skytrain line in Vancouver is a reminder of Expo /86. Montreal and Seattle both have reminders of when they hosted world fairs. That is worth supporting.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "In the middle of a money-laundering crisis, B.C. Lottery Corp. analysts are stuck manually digging for data on risky gamblers and large transactions because of problems with a new, $7.3-million, anti-money-laundering software system, Postmedia News has learned." Any time you mention tracking software that raises a red flag.
William Hamilton from Inslaw created a versatile tracking program called Promis. The CIA stole it, put a Trojan horse in it and sold it to the RCMP so they could keep track of all their police files. The Trojan horse gave the CIA access to all the RCMP's files. The pirated program has been given various names over the years including Prism which Edward Snowden talked about.
Locally the Promis software is being used to track our medical records in BC. That means the CIA also has access to all our medical records. Using the CIA's version of the Promis software with the Trojan horse in it to track money laundering is somewhat counter productive.
Not only will it give the CIA info on all their drug tracking rivals, it will also let them know when we are onto one of their money laundering scams so they can change it up before there is a conviction. If we only had a brain. If you want tracking software go to Bill Hamilton. I can put you in touch with him. Just don't use the CIA's version with the Trojan horse.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Well this is sadly unfortunate. I was going to sit this one out but the Alberta Premier's folly has forced me to weigh in and declare all bets are off. Justin Trudeau came to Vancouver Island to face the environmental opposition to a second pipeline in BC head on. At that time I thought the environmentalists were being petty and that twinning an existing pipeline was better than cutting a new pipeline through an old growth forest. I felt it represented a fair compromise.
A restaurant owner in Alberta said they were going to boycott BC wine because the BC government has expressed concerns about the volume of toxic oil sand bitumen that travels through BC. That was pretty petty and childish but I chose to ignore it because it was just one restaurant owner. Having worked in that industry I know very well that there is a slim profit margin after food cost and labour costs. That industry benefits from tourism. Do you think I will ever eat at that restaurant now? Not a snowballs chance in hell. Now that the Alberta Premier is foolish enough to repeat that pledge I am now forced to weigh in.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Tuesday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said the agency of her government that is the provincial wholesaler of alcohol will stop buying B.C. wine." AYFKM? What a stupid child. Do you think you are some kind of trade union that will bring us to our knees by going on strike? You are delusional. That is not how things work in the real world.
Trade agreements are built upon mutual respect. No one likes arrogant entitlement. This is our home. We have a right to protect it. What does Alberta have to attract tourism? The oil sands. Come and see our toxic cease pool everyone. It's a great place to visit. Not. We have pristine oceans and forests that we want to protect. Banff and Lake Louise is wonderful. The people there respect the environment because they live in a paradise like we do, as opposed to a toxic dump.
John Horgan has every right to express a concern about the amount of bitumen that passes through BC because it isn't just oil it is toxic oil sand sludge that requires a significant amount of refining. Refining Alberta tar sands bitumen produces petroleum coke as a by product. This created a mountain of toxic waste in Detroit which I previously reported on.
The Guardian reported that "It was the dirty secret of Alberta's tar sands – until the black mountain of petroleum coke on the banks of the Detroit River grew to occupy an entire city block three storeys high." Any responsible human being needs to discuss what we are going to do with that toxic byproduct.
When the Premier of Alberta stomps her feet like a spoilt child demanding entitlement I say negotiations are over. I was on your side but you just lost my support. All bets are off. You lost the Northern Gateway project and now you just lost this one too. Now you will have to build your tar sands pipeline out east. We don't want it any more. Go F*ck yourself. No really. Take your petroleum coke and cram it up your a*s. This deal is dead in the water.
Chicago had the same problem Detroit did. Huge mountains of petroleum coke left over from refining dirty Alberta tar sands bitumen. They succeeded in getting rid of the petcoke mountains by shipping it to India. Only India doesn't want it any more either because it is even more toxic than coal. Now, Alberta wants to cram it on us claiming we do not have a right to express concerns. Yes we do. Just like everyone else has.
Quebec activists buy up B.C. wine in solidarity with the West Coast. Quebec has twice the population that Alberta does. It is a much larger market for BC wine. Je me souviens.
CTV is reporting that "An organic chardonnay icewine bottled in Kelowna, B.C. came in first in an international competition hosted in France. Summerhill Pyramid Winery's 2014 vintage beat out more than 700 entries for its spot at the top of the list, and was the only Canadian product in the competition's top 10. The majority of the other bottles in the Chardonnay du Monde's top 10 were from France, though second place went to a bottle from Spain, third was South African and fourth was Austrian." France is the centre of the world when it comes to wine. However, BC puts out some affordable credible wines. The Wines of British Columbia.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
The world's most corrupt construction company just got the contract for Montreal's light rail. Keep SNC-Lavalin out of Surrey! At least that project is above ground. Sky Train is better for Surrey than LRT. Infrastructure expert gives Surrey LRT poor score. LRT for Surrey is a bad idea.
SNC-Lavalin fraud, corruption hearing set for 2018
Well the BC NDP hit it out of the park when they came up with their pot rules for when pot is legalized July 1st. Their policy represents a flawless victory. CBC is reporting that: "liquor stores will not be allowed to sell cannabis, with the B.C Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) creating and operating a new standalone network of public retail stores."
"The legal age of possession will be 19, with adults allowed to possess up to 30 grams of non-medical cannabis. Other important details include the following: Cannabis will not be allowed inside vehicles (unless in a sealed package or an inaccessible place) and those caught driving while impaired will be given a 90-day prohibition."
"Adults will be allowed to grow up to four cannabis plants per household, but they may not be visible from public spaces, and landlords and strata councils will have the right to ban cultivation. Smoking and vaping of non-medical cannabis will be banned in beaches, parks, playgrounds and other places frequented by children, according to the government."
Although it's not a big deal, I agree and personally rather not see pot sold in existing liquor stores. I don't smoke pot, like pot and didn't support the legalization of pot. That's why I rather it be sold in separate stand alone pot shops. That way I don't have to see or smell it. If I'm picking up a nice bottle of wine with diner, I rather not have to see all that stuff.
Some activists expressed concern about the government's policy to give landlords and strata corporations the authority to restrict or ban cultivation. I think that is more than fair. A landlord has the right to say no smoking and no pot growing in their premises.
One of the biggest problems we are going to face with pot legalization is all these cocky potheads blowing smoke in people's faces. That is rude when smokers do it with cigarette smoke and it is worse when pot smokers do it with pot smoke. Smoking anything is bad for you. That's why the leading cause of death in house fires is smoke inhalation. Pot smoking has to be banned where ever cigarette smoking is banned.
Allowing existing pot shops to continue as long as they get licensed is ideal. I support the free market model as opposed to the Communist model. However, the cost of licensing shouldn't be too expensive or else small business couldn't get in. Keep the licensing fees low and collect a tax on sales. That's fair for everyone.
Here's the kicker: Should members of the Hells Angels or people with prior pot convictions be allowed to get a licence? Why not? People said legalizing pot will get organized crime out of the business. My response was no it will not. It will simply make it impossible for the police to arrest them. However, the point is, why should the police arrest Hells Angels for growing or selling pot? They shouldn't. They should arrest them for selling crack or fentanyl. If the Hells Angels can make money off the sale of pot have at it. The concern I have always had was trading all that BC Bud in the US for cocaine and bringing it back here to be sold as crack. That was simply greed.
The Fort McMurray Today is reporting that "Wood Buffalo RCMP have arrested 30-year-old Fort McMurray man Jared Lee White in connection with the murder of Ashley Chisholm on Feb. 11." CBC is reporting that Ashley Chisholm is a guy and was found dead last Sunday night.
As we previously reported, Jared White is a Hells Angels associate tied to the Whiteboy Posse. In 2014 he was charged with forcible confinement, assault and robbery along with Darryl Kavanagh who is a debt collector for the Hells Angels and the Syndicate in Fort Mac.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Weird Hal Porteous made the front page of the paper today. Talk about pimping the clown. Kim Bolan is reporting that "A longtime Vancouver Hells Angel is offering to help people get licences to grow their own medical marijuana “everywhere in Canada except Quebec!!!!” Hal Bruce Porteous, 45, made the offer in an Instagram post, asking followers who want the licence to send him a direct message." Everywhere except Quebec because the Quebec brothers would Je me souviens his ass faster than they did the Ontario Village Idiots.
Here's the deal. Weird Hal is an idiot. If he had half a brain he would be dangerous but he doesn't. That makes him harmless. If he wants to make some money off of legal pot them let him. God knows he can't make any money in the hip hop industry. He made two ridiculous music videos that made him the laughing stock of the entire planet. Weird Hal is not from Haney. Stiff gritty would roast his preppy ass faster than he slew Madchild.
You can put that preppy little b*tch on the most expensive motorcycle on the planet and guess what? He'll still be a preppy little b*tch. This is the picture that was on the front page of today's Vancouver Province. He's sitting on an insanely expensive show bike wearing sneakers. I told you the guy is an idiot. Cruisers sit really low. His short legs barely touched the ground.
I hear Weird Hal was really close with Dany Kane. You gotta hand it to the guy for coming out of the closet with all that hair dye and jewelry. He comes out loud and proud AC/DC all the way and I'm all for LGBT rights. Yo go girl. Far far away.
The Hells Angel and medical pot-growing licences
Having the Hells Angels involved with medicinal marijuana licenses is concerning because most of those grows also grew for recreational use. It's a mute point now that pot is being legalized but it was highly relevant when pot was illegal. So this tip came from Andrew Richards. Is he a member of the gang task force? Nope. He used to be. Back when it was under regional jurisdiction with OCA. He then moved to the Port Moody PD and now appears to have retired and has helped start a new company. They even have a relevant media page. Now that pot is being legalized I really think we need to rise above the obsession with pot and start dealing with crack, crystal meth and fentanyl. Obsessing over pot while we ignore those deadly drugs is misguided.
Since Andrew Richards has confirmed that the BC Gang Task force hasn't lifted a finger to bust Hells Angels ever since the Kelowna Summer Jam when the OMGU was disbanded, it is clear we need to bring back the OMGU and put it under Regional Jurisdiction since the RCMP are clearly not interested in dealing with organized crime. Andrew Richards and Gary Shinkaruk are the ones the BC NDP should consult with on how to get that ball running.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "The B.C. government wants to confiscate more than $100,000 in cash that was seized from a Vancouver apartment where police also found an arsenal of weapons and a large quantity of drugs." Well it wasnt a large quantity of drugs it was a small qualnity of drugs. But they alos found a loaded AK 47. " A total of 15 firearms were seized, including the AK-47, a shotgun, numerous handguns and revolvers, and a submachine gun. About 400 rounds of ammunition were also found in the suite."
That's a lot of money and a lot of guns found in a sh*t hole in the DTES. The small quantity of drugs isn;t surprising because at the street level they usually have small quantities with runners restocking supplies as needed. That much cash is evidence of how much money the drug dealers are making from their brutal exploitation in the DTES.
Seizing the proceeds of crime wouldn't be such a bad thing if they were actually making a genuine attempt to disrupt the drug trafficking. It becomes problematic when they make absolutely no attempt whatsoever to disrupt drug trafficking and focus solely on seizing the proceeds of crime. That's what happened in LA during Freeway Ricky's day.
All the police are doing now is collecting finder fees for letting the drug trafficking continue unbridled. We need to disrupt the drug trafficking. To stand by and watch the drug dealers traffic fentanyl without stopping them and then simply seize the proceeds of crime is blood money. People died for that money. We need to disrupt the drug trafficking not collect finder fees.
The Surrey Now Leader is reporting that "Last week, 63-year-old Mary Hauser was dreaming of retirement. Today, she’s wondering if she’ll be alive to enjoy it. Longtime Surrey resident Mary Hauser told the Now-Leader she was pricked by a used needle while cleaning a parenting room at Central City Shopping Centre last Saturday."
I actually know her. She was a longtime activist for years. The free needle obviously came from Vancouver Coastal Health. Health has absolutely nothing to do with them. Back in the day, needle exchanges used to be exchanges. Addicts would hand in their used needle and get a clean needle in exchange. Then the doctors of death changed the policy. Instead of exchanging used needles for clean needles they just started handing out free needles.
Now the addicts thrown their used needles anywhere they want including children's playgrounds because they know they'll get a new needle for free. They even throw them all over the grocery store at Surrey Central. That isn't harm reduction. That is harm promotion.
January 10th CTV News reported that "Victoria police are warning the public that a second person was pricked by a syringe just a day after it happened to a toddler at a downtown McDonald's. Police say a woman was walking her dog in the 700-block of Pembroke Street Tuesday night when the pet went after a paper bag next to a garbage can. She grabbed the bag away from the dog and felt a needle prick her hand." Coastal Health is not promoting health.
Needles are bad enough but handing out free crack pipes is just plain wrong. At least with needle exchanges there is a plausible argument behind it. The objective of needle exchanges is to get used needles off the street so someone doesn't get AIDS. You don't get AIDS from a crack pipe. Turning lethal injection sites into safe inhalation sites where people can smoke crack on the taxpayers dime is just plain evil. There is no social justice in it.
Fraser Health responds to questions about needle distribution and collection in Chilliwack
The USA Today is reporting that "At least six people were killed and 76 missing following a strong earthquake near Taiwan's east coast that caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. Rescuers worked frantically Wednesday to find survivors and free those trapped."
CBS is reporting that "The shallow, magnitude 6.4 quake that struck late Tuesday night caused at least four buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously." It's pretty bizarre seeing these towers tilt at such an extreme angle and remain intact. None of them collapsed at free fall speed into their own blueprint. Imagine that. 9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out.