May 08, 2006

May 8, 2006 #2

Update and a must read:

There was great huffing and puffing on CBC today over the purity / sanctity /impartiality or whatever it is called when Canadians consider our Supremes and their activism. The Supremes are supposed to be above reproach or something like that -- certainly this fine quality of .... is not to be questioned by any of the great unwashed conservatives in the land. Anyway, thanks to R who provided this:

Black Rod to CBC: Gotcha -- re our SCOC Beverley May 8, 06

re: Justice Beverley McClachlin (not McLachlin)

[....] The speech was titled "Unwritten Constitutional Principles: What is Going On?" You can read it for yourself at:

[Place the above url on one line.]
McClachlin told her N.Z. audience that judges must unearth the "unwritten principles" behind the laws of the land. It is their duty, then, to use these unwritten principles to supercede written laws whenever they see a discrepency.

They are not bound by legal precedents; they must create precedents.

The judge's response to Vellacott is disingenuous. [....]

There is much more on Blackrod's site.

End of update

Nfld decides no partner needed for power project CNEWS, May 8, 06

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - Newfoundland's financial strength and confidence has increased to the point that it doesn't need a partner to develop a multibillion-dollar hydroelectric project on Labrador's lower Churchill River, Premier Danny Williams says.

[....] The desire to build more power plants on the river in central Labrador can be traced back to 1972, when the Churchill Falls hydroelectric dam was completed with Quebec's help.

Under that much-maligned deal, Quebec has reaped nearly $1 billion in profit while Newfoundland has gained little.

[....] The $4-billion proposal would include construction of hydroelectric generating stations at Gull Island and Muskrat Falls on the eastern section of the Churchill River, downstream from the Churchill Falls dam

New Brunswick Mounties' tactics 'faulty' in investigation of officer -- Internal report in harassment suit calls probe 'excessive' Gary Dimmock, The Ottawa Citizen, May 08, 2006

Internal RCMP documents show that senior Mounties launched "unlawful" surveillance techniques and altered investigation reports in a plot to discredit a fellow member who was promoted over one of their colleagues.

The documents, highlighted in a judge's decision as part of a staff sergeant's harassment suit against the national police force, show the officers targeted Ken Smith after he was appointed to head the drug unit in New Brunswick, a post they thought should have been awarded to someone else.

So they started building a case against him -- going so far as to form a three-member team to watch him over three months in 2002. [....]

[....] Chief Supt. Bill Vye [....]

In his complaint, the Mountie said his boss was "an overzealous individual who has been looking for a way to discredit me, remove me from my position and back-fill my position with a member of his choice [....]

[....] An RCMP inspector was ordered to investigate [....]

Chief Supt. Jim Payne [....]

Insp. [D.A.] Nugent refused to make significant changes to his report [....]

[....] filed another harassment complaint against Supt. Lefebvre.

Commander S. Graham then requested Supt. J.V. Mair to explore [....]

Justice Paulette Garnett ruled that the RCMP had failed the staff sergeant, who now works in a gun registration unit.

"Smith says that the system is so flawed that he has been deprived of any meaningful remedy for the wrongs that have been done to him. He has presented compelling evidence, most of which was gathered by members of the RCMP, that, in his case, the scheme failed repeatedly. He has lost faith in its fairness and so have I," Justice Garnett ruled.

Ogilvys' new ambassador -- Firm gains Burney, loses Vancouver, Farley and Black both roasted Sandra Rubin, Financial Post, April 26, 2006

Very readable and dripping with names.

[....] Ogilvy Renault sent out an internal e-mail yesterday announcing that Derek Burney, Canada's former ambassador to the United States, has joined the firm as a senior strategic adviser.

[....] He's the lead director of Shell Canada, a director of TransCanada Pipelines, chairman of the board of New Brunswick Power, and a director of CanWest Global Communications (so we can't be too naughty. Not that there's reason to be, we hasten to add).

[....] was directly involved in the negotiation of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. He was ambassador to the United States from 1989 to 1993 ...

[....] "Derek Burney's incredibly well connected, he has a formidable track record and is well-versed in the workings of the corridors of power," [....]

"How does all this translate into business? That's a bit of a murky area. It's the same with Brian Mulroney, Brian Tobin [at Fraser Milner Casgrain], Jean Chretien [Heenan Blaikie] and Frank McKenna [former counsel at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt and McInnes Cooper]. Their involvement is often below the radar screen. Bombardier, an Oglivys client, just signed a big deal in China, for example. [....]

[....] Look at it this way: Diplomats are people who do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way. Lawyers are people who bill for it. It's a marriage made in heaven. [....]

Cops: Kennedy Was Under Influence -- "Kennedy was driven home by police, who did not administer any field sobriety tests to the six-term congressman."-- Note a copy of the police report TheSmokingGun

Why? What happens if you, John Q Public are DUI? What happened with Margaret Trudeau's DUI? Nothing. She was on TV being interviewed about her bi-polar disorder (later, I heard it was depression. May 8, G&M has an article; is it anorexia now? check) ... setting the record straight. Justin must be thinking of entering the Liberal leadership fray or positioning himself to run for the Liberal crown after the next one.

Position has its priviliges ... For the rest, life's a b***h and then you die ... no special privileges. We might as well get over it; it's the way of the world.

Separate laws for Muslims in Sweden?

Muslims in Sweden want 'separate laws' -- Sweden's largest Muslim organization has demanded that Sweden introduce separate laws for Muslims. -- what the world needs now ....... more sharia -- via R

A must read
Muslim rapes of non-Muslim girls an epidemic

The following will show that because of their timidity and political correctness, the major news media can no longer be relied upon to broadcast news. Especially news of a vital and critical nature.

To the left you will see an image of an infidel candidate for Muslim rape. Her face is exposed! Her hair is uncovered as well as her arms and neck! She strikes a provocative pose! How can any self-respecting Muslim male refrain from raping her if the opportunity presents itself? Her t-shirt ridicules Islam so she must be murdered after being raped. All in the name of Islam. Allah be praised! [. . . . ]

Something very remarkable is happening around the globe and, if you want the short version, a Muslim demonstrator in Toronto the other day put it very well:
''We won't stop the protests until the world obeys Islamic law.''

Jamie Glazov: Islamic Imperialism FrontPageMag, May 5, 06

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Efraim Karsh, the author of the new book Islamic Imperialism: A History. He is a professor and head of the Mediterranean Studies Programme, King’s College, University of London. He has published extensively and often served as a consultant on Middle Eastern affairs, Soviet foreign policy, and European neutrality. His books include Empires of the Sand: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East, 1789-1923 and Saddam Hussein: A Political Biography

Some of the questions (there are more):

FP: If the Left hates imperialism so much, where is it moral indignation regarding Islamic imperialism?

FP: Christianity and Islam are very different in terms of making distinctions between temporal and religious powers, no? And isn’t this rooted in the behavior of Jesus and Muhammad?

Karsh: It has long been a staple of anti-Israel propaganda that Arabs and Muslims have never had anything against Judaism or Jews but only against Zionism and Zionists. After all, did not Muslims treat their Jewish minorities far better than their European counterparts? Did not Arabs and Jews coexist harmoniously for centuries prior to the advent of the Zionist movement?

This idyllic picture is at odds with the historical record. [....]

The truth of the matter is that, for all their protestations to the contrary, Arabs and Muslims have never really distinguished among Zionists, Israelis, and Jews, and often use these terms interchangeably. [....]

FP: What really lies behind the Arabs’ rejection of the Jewish state? For some reason I have a feeling it has very little to do with concern for the Palestinians.

FP: Will Europe may come under Islamic domination by the end of the twenty-first century?

Karsh: It really depends on whether Europeans [....]

Only last month Mu’ammar Qaddafi, the Libyan leader, predicted [....]

Hijacked by the Left

I believe I have mentioned before that socialism is on the march. Who funds these characters? The travel--not cheap--the signs, the ability to appear at every possible venue with their signs? Do they also have jobs or is their job to agitate?

Actually, years ago a friend gave a drive to a hitch hiker travelling from Montreal to Toronto and guess what? He was an activist out of Quebec going to TO to be an activist for ... well, what do you think?

Michelle Malkin: More Borders, What Borders? -- "More pictures you didn't see in the NYTimes or WashPost or LATimes..." May 2, 06

Photojournalist Byron Dazey has a stunning photo collection of the Illegal Alien Strike in Seattle. Here's a sample, but be sure to visit Creative Flashes to see the whole album. [....]

Updated: The Pictures You Won't See

Creative Flashes: Photos from A Day Without Immigrants May 1st Rally in Seattle -- "hijacked by the Amercian Communist Party" comments by Alan

I don't know if the illegals realize it, or not, but it seems to me that their "cause" has been hijacked. The plethora of Socialist/Communist/Leftist signs on display (at both events) made it difficult to sympathize with the aims of the marchers. Frankly, leftists of this ilk don't have the best interests of the country as a whole in mind, and that distorts any collateral message they're associated with, in my view. I'm guessing that I'm hardly unique in thinking that as long as I'm seeing Che likenesses, I won't be taking your message as anything more than anti-United States ranting.

Note that one sign says: Today we march. Tomorrow we vote , Dazey_060501_0182

Immigration: Letter Of The Day: Businesses That Shut Down Today? They Need To Be Investigated May 1, 06, RightWingNews

[. . . . ] Too often, we presume that fault lies with the illegal migrant worker, but we need to recognize that the employer broke the law by hiring the illegal alien. We believe the Federal government has an obligation to enforce the nation's immigration laws and must actively investigate any and all instances where it is apparent industries have knowingly and willingly hired those who entered this country illegally. [. . . . ]

Memory Lane: "human rights codes"

David Warren: The French Connection (How long before Muslims in Canada start to riot?) Western Standard, December 12, 2005 [posted by NZerFromHK]

[. . . . ] Like France, Canada currently lacks the intellectual and moral equipment to grasp the profound contradictions between the cultural norms of Islam, and those we have inherited through the Christian tradition. Our very inability to discuss these conflicts openly makes us defenceless against any future challenge to what we are and how we live. And our proliferating "human rights codes" were almost designed to prevent our waking up.

Example of question: "Is it possible to be both a faithful practising Muslim, and a loyal citizen of the secular Canadian state?" A lot of learned Muslims would say no.

So, yes, in short, we should expect what we are now seeing in Europe to explode, sooner or later, in Canada, too. When, is an open question, but the precedent that has now been set in all the major cities of France will probably make it sooner.

Scroll to: Betrayal & Deceit: The Politics of Canadian Immigration -- "We no longer protect refugees. We just let in any liar that comes along." a review of a book by Charles M. Campbell -- or

Note: 1978 , 1983 , Asian heroin trade , Trudeau's Charter of Rights and Freedoms , "The "Ice Queen", Lee Chau-Ping, who was on the run from her massive crystal meth smuggling between China and Hong Kong"

UN: CLEANING UP WITH KOFI NYPost, May 5, 06, via newsbeat1

May 5, 2006 -- What's the going rate to guarantee yourself a top job at the United Nations these days? $500,000 [. . . . ]

Search: Achim Steiner was a judge , "Zayed Prize for Global Environmental Leadership, presented by the crown prince of Dubai" , Oil-for-Food

Many Manitobans echo Mackintosh's support -- for Min. of Justice Vic Toews' proposed crime bills Paul Turenne & Dean Pritchard, May 5, 06

[....] Jack McLaughlin, a director with Winnipeg-based People for Justice, [....]

"I think it's wonderful," McLaughlin said yesterday. "I think it's about time a party that governs this country has the balls to stand up and take control of our streets. This is what we've been championing for five years."

Winnipeg police agreed.
[. . . . ]

Marijuana is not medicine -- Marijuana pro and con

Welfare bums -- humour

For what it is worth, a comment on CNEWS forum: Windsor Police Officer dead in shoot out -- "He described him [the man who was running ] as a White gang banger type, with a "Tupac" gold chain around his neck. A product of the disgusting Gangsta Rap culture, no doubt. " Tinsnips, May 7., 06

Review VoIP RULING, CRTC told

The Patriot says:

Caution. If you are planning on purchasing a satellite radio, do so in the good ol’ USA. Satellite radios for sale in Canada are manufactured specifically so that they are incapable of receiving a very wide range of US originating radio signals. This is as a result of an agreement between the Canadian broadcast industry (government funded) and the US manufacturers. Buy it in the USA and have unlimited access to satellite radio signals.

Posted by The Patriot from on 05/06 at 08:41 AM


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