May there be peace on earth and goodwill towards all men
December 24, 2012
January 18, 2012
You can tell this by their continual price increases, often not justified..
The Alberta and federal governments have said the Oil sand pipeline is crucial to building new markets for the country’s resources. But environmental, aboriginal and social action groups say the risks of a pipeline rupture or oil tanker spill are too great. Money the root of all evil is evident here too..
Can it get worse.. yes! What about the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) attempts to free trapped natural gas deposits. It’s fiercely opposed by environmentalists , and they also now rightfuly do even oppose the development of Canada’s oilsands, because of real, legimate concerns, causes other major environmental damage, also pollutes the undergound waters and also the rivers next too, concerns include environmental effects on air and water quality, and the risk of oil spills. Concerns even that fracking increases methane concentrations in underground water tables.. concerns that the oil transporters would never aaccount for every “little oops”, or big oil spills in the BC wilderness and elsewhere.
Now the cost of the oil sands production and transportation is overall horrendous and filled with risks of serious environmental damages… existing oil piplines alread leak too often.. Canada’s oil sands now also do require more energy to extract and refine crude, and that means a greater release of greenhouse gases than from refining conventional oil. The oil industry is a multi-billion transnational industry backed by a C anadian Tory government that will peddle the tarsands to any foreign buyer who will bite.
“Plus, there is no guarantee that jobs created from pipelines will be safe, well-paying, and permanent. In the tarsands, multinational corporations prefer cheap, exploitable, and disposable labour, especially migrant workers. Last year, the Petroleum Human Resources Council sought an additional 100,000 migrant workers to work on tarsands infrastructure. Much like the tragic legacy of Chinese railway workers, the deaths of two Chinese migrant workers in 2007 is a sober reminder of the dangers of this industry to the land and workers alike.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver have also now been taken to task recently for their false distortions, diversions, their desperate theories aboutall those radical foreign environmentalists and the socialists, billionaires hijacking the Enbridge Oil Pipleine Joint Review Panel hearings.
The $5.5-billion proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline would cross 1,000 rivers and streams, including the Fraser and Skeena headwaters. Supertankers, with capacity of up to two million barrels of oil, would criss-cross along coastal waters. The 1,172-kilometre pipeline would also impact the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the last intact temperate coastal rain forests on our planet and the only home to the rare spirit bear. Enbridge has reported a total of 610 spills between 1999 and 2008 from its various projects. The proposed pipeline traverses the territories of 65 first nations, of which at least 61 have declared their opposition. “http://www.vancouversun.com/news/canada-in-afghanistan/Enbridge+pipeline+distortions/6016517/story.html
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and the pro-oilsands website EthicalOil.org take Canadian environmental groups to task for accepting money from big American foundations to finance their campaigns against the oilsands. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver accused “environmental and other radical groups” of trying to use money from “foreign special-interest groups” to hijack hearings on a pipeline that would bring Alberta oilsands bitumen to a port on the British Columbia coast. But the Canadian government seems to have no qualms accepting grant money from private U.S. foundations — including some of the same organizations that gave to Canadian environmental groups.
April 26, 2011
April 22, 2011
..They asked for bathrooms, or at least porta-potties, and they got five-gallon pails.
Chiefs representing First Nations from the Island Lake area of northern Manitoba held a press conference Thursday to lament Ottawa’s response to immediate, short-term help while they discuss how to hook the communities up with running water and proper sewage in the long term.
“They agreed to help us with short-term solutions. Their solutions are slop pails and 45-gallon drums. That’s not acceptable,” said Chief Dino Flett, of the Garden Hill First Nation. “In some houses, 15 people have to use that slop pail. That’s not safe. That’s not healthy.”
Chiefs from the Island Lake area bands met with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada last December to discuss ways of addressing the lack of water and sewage infrastructure in their remote communities.
Among the chiefs’ immediate, short-term solutions were plans for porta-potty style biffies with holding tanks that could be emptied, or alternatively centralized, communal washrooms, showers and laundry facilities.
What INAC sent was 999 slop pails — five-gallon pails that are meant to be makeshift indoor toilets — as well as about 800 water barrels, and a water and sewage truck for each community, although with no permanent provision for maintenance, operating costs or fuel for the trucks.
National Post editorial board: Native children paying the price for race-based … National Post (blog) - Apr 20, 2011 And yet, when it comes to Canada’s defining policy failing — the squalor and hopelessness that characterize many native reserves — we pretend that none of this research exists. It is imagined that what native children truly need to prosper are not …
Stop ignoring First Nations, says National Chief Toronto Star - – Apr 11, 2011 “It just feels people are not aware of the tremendous implications of First Nations remaining at the margins,” he told reporters Monday after an address to the Canadian Club in Toronto. “There are over 60 ridings where aboriginal people participate in …
April 21, 2011
Man charged for running bogus immigration and employment agency Toronto Star - A 46-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly running a fraudulent business that targeted prospective immigrants searching for employment and citizenship in Canada. Police said the bogus business was run from August 2009 to September 2010 and …
Canadian newcomers shouldn’t vote Tory: lawyers, academics Vancouver Sun -In a statement signed by about 40 of the country’s leading lawyers and professors, the group tells newcomers to Canada that they shouldn’t believe Conservative claims, accusing Immigration Minister Jason Kenney of “manipulating” statistics to suggest …
Missing in electoral action: immigration Globe and Mail While party leaders have gone to considerable lengths to court immigrant communities, important questions about immigration have been ignored in this election campaign.
Police role at BC group homes to be probed CBC.ca - BC’s Representative for Children and Youth says she will launch a special investigation into reports that some group home staff members are using police to help discipline children. The decision follows her preliminary investigation into an RCMP …
A bus driver has been charged with two traffic violations in relation to a fatal collision in Saskatoon where a 10-year-old boy died, police say.The boy, Erik Herlen, was attempting to cross the street around 8:30 a.m. CST Nov. 2, 2010, when he was hit by a yellow bus that was transporting workers.According to police, the bus was going south on Valens Drive and had turned onto 33rd Street West.Police announced Thursday that the driver, a 59-year-old man, was charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to yield to a pedestrian. They said no criminal charges were being laid. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/bus-driver-faces-traffic-charges-boys-death-223104594.html
Teen skateboarder killed by city bus on way to schoolToronto Sun - Apr 19, 2011 A Montreal high school is reeling after a student was struck and killed by a city bus while skateboarding to class on Tuesday morning. The teen boy had just exited the bus near Jeanne-Mance high school when he was struck …
Questions after death on bike path Montreal Gazette - Apr 20, 2011 A 17-year-old high school student was killed by a turning city bus Tuesday morning as he skateboarded along a Plateau Mont Royal bike path. Both the teen and the bus driver had a green light. As Montreal promotes and embraces ecologically-friendly forms of transportation, questions are being raised about how we share our roads and the safety of the city’s network of bicycle paths. …
Building cleaner at our prime minister’s residence allegedly did not pay taxes, she was paid under the table
OTTAWA – A Somali-Canadian single mother who said she was paid under the table to clean the prime minister’s residence skipped a news conference Wednesday where she was set to air her complaints. Zahra Bulle spoke to The Canadian Press the evening before, describing how she had done janitorial work inside 24 Sussex Drive last year. She said she was paid in cash by a contracting company and felt uncomfortable about it http://ca.news.yahoo.com/union-filing-complaints-cleaner-prime-ministers-residence-163936765.html;
April 14, 2011
Saanich Const. Kristopher Dukeshire shot Majencio Camaso, 33, three times as he charged at the officer carrying a steel pipe and crowbar in July 2004.
Dukeshire had arrived at the man’s home in the community near Victoria in response to a 911 call from his wife, Theresa Camaso, who told police that her mentally ill husband had threatened to set their apartment on fire.
An external RCMP investigation of the shooting found the use of force reasonable and no criminal charges were laid against Dukeshire.
Theresa Camaso launched a lawsuit against the three Saanich police officers who had responded to her 911 call, former police chief Derek Egan, the District of Saanich and a paramedic at the scene.
Justice Grant Burnyeat disagreed with the conclusions of the RCMP probe, writing in his ruling that, “Dukeshire breached the duty of care owed to Mr. Camaso when he did not use the least amount of force necessary to carry out his duties.”
Burnyeat said he found Dukeshire’s actions “grossly negligent.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/04/13/bc-saanich-camaso-ruling.html
……Let me be clear as to what I think about the too often no good RCMP and bad politicians as well.. they all do need to be fired, replaced, removed permanetly ASAP..
… so now where are the good justice Ministers???????
Questions raised after boy Tasered Toronto Star - – Apr 11, 2011 Officials say the boy, who is believed to be the youngest person ever Tasered in Canada, was living in a group home at the time of the incident, which occurred last Thursday. The Taser is designed to incapacitate a person by delivering a high voltage …
April 13, 2011
RCMP officer who admitted he beat prisoner avoids jail time Toronto Star -EDMONTON—An Alberta RCMP officer who admitted he beat a prisoner but said he was stressed out over the murder of four Mounties has avoided jail. Const. Desmond Sandboe has been given a six-month conditional sentence. Three months of that will be house …
Mountie sentenced in Lac La Biche prisoner beating Vancouver Sun Lawyer Tom Engel, who represents Clyburn, said the short sentence exposes a double standard in the justice system, whereby police get off lightly for serious assaults. “If Clyburn had done that to Sandboe, do you really think he’d be getting a six-month (conditional sentence order)?” he said. “He shouldn’t be an RCMP officer.”
Liberals knew of BC candidate’s drunk-driving conviction Globe and Mail - Apr 6, 2011 A candidate for the Liberals in British Columbia was once convicted of drunk driving, a spokeswoman for Leader Michael Ignatieff confirmed late Wednesday. Mandheep Bhuller, the candidate for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, was fined $800 and …
Drunk-driving charge dropped against BC MLA CBC.ca - Apr 12, 2011 BC Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite has pleaded guilty to one charge of operating a vehicle with without due care, on Tuesday in North Vancouver. (thornthwaite.ca) BC Crown prosecutors have dropped a drunk driving charge against the Liberal MLA …
Do the ordinary folks get such breaks now? Of course not!
“The Conservatives meanwhile have put forward an invasive, anti-Internet set of “Lawful Access” policies that would have Internet providers collect our personal information without court oversight. If this goes through, officials will have real-time access to our online information. To stop this in its tracks, as many of us as possible need to send pro-Internet letters to candidates now..” http://openmedia.ca/vote
Canada a Police state? and who says it is not? The dictatorial Politicians who send their watchdogs against the citizens. Do not have a false impression that the Police are here to serve their masters, the citizens in Canada, for firstly they serve themselves and next they solely serve their political masters who make their police budgets . https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/canada-a-police-state/
Fact! Free speech right in Canada is controlled and is mainly for the cops and the establishment and if you did not know that already too,
Police state is in, freedom went out as even Toronto, Canada went into the police state security modes. Did we really need all those cops there now? What could they not have done it all as well with half the numbers? Just cause there are a few bad guys amongst the citizens too, not just in the civil and public services, it is still not a false excuse to now again oppress, deny the citizens their nights.. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/inevitable-reality/ http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/going-overboard-with-the-law-2/
Bad cops at it again.. THERE ARE MUCH TOO MANY BAD COPS IN CANADA -FIRE THEM ALL NOW No cop is above the law. Too bad for them they are paid to work still too. Police still fail to catch most of the real criminals including the car thieves, and the Fraud perpetrated over the Internet which still is a growing citizen concern in Canada and throughout the world. The police always claim they lack resources, they will never have enough resources if they reuse to do a decent days work for their pay. http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/the-police-cannot-get-the-crimminals/
So for decades even the Alberta police forces already have had a file on me and likley you as well if you complain about the bad guys, the police and the bad politicians included. Canada wide Police brutality, suppression of rights, or the excessive force against non white males, females is also not new. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/hidden-municpal-police-taxes/
Needless to say police resources are often misused where even the mayors do instruct the police to find out all they can about their opposition members too. ” and it all is still unacceptable! Free speech is a right for bullies, crooks, abusers only it still seems in Canada now. Police already have arrested me for complaining about the Calgary Police in the Calgary Police chief office even.. the charge was talking out loud in a public place.. Many people are shocked to discover free speech is not being allowed too often in many places in Canada, on the net, in churches, letters to governments, to the news editors too… the police have visited me or objected now at least 7 times in response to my writings.. still decades later I am still rightfully openly complaining about the much too many bad police supervisors and the too many bad acts of the so called professionals, the police included. The abuse of the citizens is not acceptable anywhere.
“A new Alberta police database will track citizen’s every interaction with police, and it can be used without a warrant or even a supervisor’s permission”.. they had an old system already do doing this too.. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/02/14/kevin-libin-alberta%E2%80%99s-dangerous-database/
The new law, introduced in Parliament on Tuesday, will require Internet companies – Internet service and email providers, as well as content hosting and social networking sites – to report to a designated agency tips they receive about child porn activities through their facilities and to notify police when they believe criminal traffic in child porn is occurring. They will be required to preserve evidence as well. There’s already a voluntary system like this in place among major Internet service providers in Canada but this makes the practices mandatory for all. Internet service providers don’t monitor the content of traffic so the system will continue to rely on tips and complaints. This in itself won’t make a big dent in the torrent of child porn swill available worldwide but it will give police and anti-child porn agencies such as Cybertip.ca some more chances to pick up the threads of networks and rings, and possibly even to rescue a few more children from horrific situations. The Internet has transformed modern life in many positive ways. The explosion of electronic child porn is the outstanding example of the cost of this. If some principles of privacy and freedom have to be qualified to reduce that cost to the children of the world, so be it. http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=305781&sc=151
Federal government introduces mandatory child porn reporting legislation By Michael Geist
The bill shares similarities with provincial laws (ie. Ontario) and those that report under the provincial law are exempt from the federal version. While few will criticize a bill targeting child pornography – everyone agrees that child pornography is abhorrent and we need to ensure that we have laws to deal with the problem – it is hard to see what this bill actually accomplishes. Canada already has:
• an online child pornography tip service that receives thousands of tips
• ISPs that block access to child pornography images
• some of the toughest child pornography laws in the world
• law enforcement focused on child pornography virtually to the exclusion of all other online issues
Further, while there are reports that Canada is a source of child pornography websites, a major European-based study concluded that focusing on the World Wide Web and blocking content makes little sense in trying to combat child pornography (the same report found that image blocking initiatives like the Canadian Project Cleanfeed are ineffective). Instead, the real problems lies in dissemination of child pornography in newsgroups, private groups, and other private spaces that fall largely outside the potential for tips envisioned by Bill C-58 or Canada’s Project Cleanfeed.
Michael Geist is a law professor and the Canada Research Chair in Internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa. http://www.straight.com/article-271907/vancouver/federal-government-introduces-mandatory-child-porn-reporting-legislation
Giving more money to the police does not increase justice rather it tends to make a police state instead..
Did Tory G8/G20 report try to mislead on budget watchdog’s quote, too? National Post - The remark by budget watchdog Kevin Page was contained in a June report entitled Assessment of Planned Security Costs for the 2010 G8 and G20 Summits, under the section headlined ‘Transparency.’ In the Conservative supplementary report, …
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the North America http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/marijuana/
Besides the undeniable fact that the person who tend to use alcohol, marijuana are eventually brain damaged, health impaired , they do manifest a poor work productivity, a slow down of their reasoning process, difficulty in thinking and problem solving, problems with memory and learning, loss of coordination, distorted perception they ALSO tend to be also involved in criminal acts SUCH as theft, tax evasions, fraud, etc.
- Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in Canada.
- Almost half (44%) of Canadians say they have used marijuana at least once in their lifetime.
- In 2005, just over one-quarter (26.5%) of Ontario students (grades 7–12) said they had used marijuana in the past year, and one-third (31%) reported trying it at least once in their lifetime.
- In Ontario, male students are more likely to use marijuana than females (28% versus 25%).
- Students’ rates of marijuana use vary across Ontario: Toronto students are less likely to use it (20%) than students in the north (33%) or west (29%).
- Three per cent of Grade 7 students have tried marijuana in the past year.
- By the time they have reached Grade 12, nearly half (46%) of Ontario students have used marijuana in the past year.
- About one in eight students (12%) who use marijuana use it every day. This is about three per cent of all grade 7 to 12 students in Ontario (about 33,200 students).
The main mind-altering (psychoactive) ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), but more than 400 other chemicals also are in the plant. A marijuana “joint” (cigarette) is made from the dried particles of the plant. The amount of THC in the marijuana determines how strong its effects will be. The type of plant, the weather, the soil, the time of harvest, and other factors determine the strength of marijuana. The strength of today’s marijuana is as much as ten times greater than the marijuana used in the early 1970s. This more potent marijuana increases physical and mental effects and the possibility of health problems for the user. Hashish, or hash, is made by taking the resin from the leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant and pressing it into cakes or slabs. Hash is usually stronger than crude marijuana and may contain five to ten times as much THC. Research shows that the earlier people start using drugs, the more likely they are to go on to experiment with other drugs Driving experiments show that marijuana affects a wide range of skills needed for safe driving — thinking and reflexes are slowed, making it hard for drivers to respond to sudden, unexpected events. Also, a driver’s ability to “track” (stay in lane) through curves, to brake quickly, and to maintain speed and the proper distance between cars is affected. Research shows that these skills are impaired for at least 4-6 hours after smoking a single marijuana cigarette, long after the “high” is gone. If a person drinks alcohol, along with using marijuana, the risk of an accident greatly increases. Marijuana presents a definite danger on the road. Marijuana use increases the heart rate as much as 50 percent, depending on the amount of THC. It can cause chest pain in people who have a poor blood supply to the heart – and it produces these effects more rapidly than tobacco smoke does. Marijuana smoke has been found to contain more cancer-causing agents than is found in tobacco smoke. Young people who smoke marijuana heavily over long periods of time can become dull, slow moving, and inattentive. These “burned-out” users are sometimes so unaware of their surroundings that they do not respond when friends speak to them, and they do not realize they have a problem. http://www.well.com/user/woa/fspot.htm
Signs of Marijuana Abuse
Some noticeable signs of Marijuana abuse include:
|- Rapid, loud talking and bursts of laughter in early stages of intoxication.
- Sleepy or stuporous in the later stages.
- Lack of concentration and coordination.
- Forgetfulness in conversation.
- Inflammation in whites of eyes.
- Odor similar to burnt rope on clothing or breath.
- Distorted sense of time passage – tendency to overestimate time intervals.
- Craving for sweets.
- Increased appetite.
- Use or possession of paraphernalia including roach clip, packs of rolling papers, pipes or bongs.