August 14, 2006

Aug. 14, 2006: #1

Breakdown of law and order ...

Obeying the law — Dalton’s going to think about it , By Arthur Weinreb, Associate Editor, Thursday, August 10, 2006

On Tuesday, Justice David Marshall of the Ontario Superior Court issued his latest ruling concerning the land dispute in Caledonia. Marshall ordered that negotiations between the province and the natives cease and that the natives who are illegally occupying the land be removed. (The province has just announced that they will be appealing Judge Marshall’s ruling).

The natives, to no one’s surprise, refused to comply with the order, saying in effect that white man’s laws don’t apply to them. But what did Dear Fearful Leader,otherwise known as Dalton McGuinty, have to say about the lawful order of one of Her Majesty’s justices? [....]

Inadequate security

RCMP unable to pursue organized crime -- report: Lacking manpower ,

OTTAWA - The RCMP squad that tracks down dirty money and goods obtained through crime cannot pursue the majority of cases it knows about due to lack of manpower, internal documents reveal.

According to an internal evaluation obtained by CanWest News Service, for each case the Mounties' Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC) unit chooses to tackle, "at least four or five others" are ignored because the manpower isn't there.

[....] significant organized crime figures [....]

outlaw motorcycle gangs and Italian, Russian and Asian organized crime.

Although the Conservative government announced in its spring budget $37-million to expand the RCMP's training facilities in Regina and $161-million for prosecutors and 1,000 officers, it is unclear exactly where that money will go. In addition, the Commissioner's testimony revealed the amount likely won't be nearly enough to fulfill the promise.

Malone said the fact IPOC hasn't had a boost since 1996 means numerous cutbacks have been made to operations.

Linda Williamson: Snakes on a plane , Aug. 13, 06, via CNEWS Forum , rosemarie59, 8/13/2006 11:48:22

[....] You’re banned from bringing a bottle of water on board because it could be a bomb in disguise. So instead you’ll buy one on the plane. No biggie.
But where does that bottle of water come from?

“It comes from a caterer’s truck that is driven through a gate where it isn’t inspected — and it gets put on the plane,” says Kenny. Banning liquids “would be fine if the stuff being brought on the plane was being inspected — but it’s not.”

Kenny’s committee has been warning for nearly five years that our airports are plagued by organized crime — criminal gangs involved in thievery, drugs, smuggling. It’s only a matter of time, he argues, before they form an alliance with an Islamist terror group wanting to place weapons or bomb components aboard a plane. (His committee heard evidence that Pearson alone may have been infiltrated by five to seven gangs.) Screening — and training — of these workers is vastly inadequate. [....]

Kenny reminds us that terrorist bombs have already been placed on planes in Canada — twice. [....]

And what has been and still is the mainstream media's big story? The Prime Minister is in the North; he did not attend the command performance of collective hand wringing, the AIDS Conference in Toronto.

The AIDS conference--a few questions not asked

While I would wish AIDS on nobody, I have to shake my head at the hoo-ha that has characterized the opening of the AIDS' conference in Toronto. It did not take the opening speaker long to single out PM Harper as callous and (the secret that does not dare speak its name) homophobic. The fact that he sent his Health Minister does not count. Enough. Here are the questions not being asked, and therefore, not answered, as far as media reports go.

a) Why after 25 years of AIDS being identified in Uganda and the Congo does the continent still suffer from this preventable disease? One that has blown out of control in southern Africa?

b) Why was Prime Minister Harper singled out, when South Africa's President Mbeki has gone on record as refuting the HIV as precursor to AIDS? He holds the novel idea that poverty is the real culprit. Or Mugabe, who gives some treatment only to his loyal followers?

c) Why does the gay community of Canada have so many new cases, when the education on it has been deafening for decades?

d) Who exactly is paying for this extravagant conference?

e) Why does Stephen Lewis insist on demanding retroviral drugs for millions of Africans, when most of that money should go to preventive measures? It worked in Southeast Asia. Is he admitting that the sexual promiscuity which afflicts all of southern Africa is so engrained as to be a permanent feature?

f) Why have the new treatments not been the focus, rather than the plea to empty our wallets for another failed scheme?

g) Why has CBC zeroed in on, and repeatedly mentioned, the 100 African grandmothers--brought at government expense--rather than question why some of them are caretakers for four of their children's children? What caused those four to die? Their own behaviour?

h) Finally, when does the concept of some individual responsiblity for becoming infected kick in?

Bud Talkinghorn--Prime Minister Harper sends his Health Minister, Tony Clement, who is heralded as a man deeply involved in stopping AIDS; yet, Min. Clement is roundly booed by the crowd. His real crime was not being left-wing enough, I gather.

My comment: a timesaver

At least seven times over a two hour period, at a conservative estimate, CBC railed against PM Harper over not attending the AIDS conference. It will be the same all day. The coalition of Liberals, MSM, NDP, assorted leftist groups and the usual hangers on, combined with an international group flown to Toronto to badmouth our PM and try to get money will be reported on ad nauseam today. Enjoy the sun. You know what they're going to say. PM Harper didn't attend the AIDS love-in and bitch session. Oh, woe. The fact that the Minister of Health, Tony Clement was there made absolutely NO DIFFERENCE. The object is to malign the Conservative government. Stephen Lewis makes great sport of it. Who appointed this man? A fool?

Memory Lane: Previous AIDS conference news

How much did it cost to fly 20,000 people in for an AIDS talkfest? Could that money have been better spent? There could have been communication via the internet and telephone. Maybe these people simply wanted a conference and a trip? But Canadians are so 'nice' and they wouldn't say that, would they?

Is enough being done to prevent Aids? , 17 July, 2002, 10:47 GMT 11:47 UK

There are comments on both sides; I happen to agree with these. Except for children born with AIDS and those who have been infected via blood transfusion, it is a behavioural disease.

[....] I've got a good father dying of prostate cancer and a friend with lung cancer. Ask me if I'm willing to pay more to stop a behaviourally-induced disease in Africa or one that kills people in the USA at a ratio of probably 50:1. It's my tax money and if you don't mind, I'd rather it go towards stopping cancer in the world. Is that saying I don't think Aids is a terrible disease? Of course I do. But you can't give me a valid reason why I should be more worried about Zimbabweans and those from Botswana than my own people. You say it should be because of the turmoil it will cause - Rwanda had 1,000,000 killed just a few years ago. Turmoil is already alive and well there! I pray for the Aids sufferers, but my hand is going out to my own people first. [....]

The US taxpayers should not have to bear the burden of paying for drugs for Aids sufferers all over the world. Aids/HIV is a behavioural disease (except for the case of transfusion victims). Those who CHOOSE abstinence before marriage and faithfulness in marriage have no need to fear. Those who CHOOSE to engage in sexual promiscuity and intravenous drug use have plenty of reasons to fear. People still have not admitted to themselves that sexual promiscuity and intravenous drug use is [sic] the over-riding cause of Aids/HIV. [....]

Alliance for Microbicide Development Weekly Digest

The safety of residents and protestors are being sacrificed to fear, says Rondi Adamson, Aug. 13, 06

It seems to me a fairly basic tenet of common sense, that bad behaviour should not be rewarded. This is true for children and adults alike. Yet for six months, a band of Six Nations protestors in Caledonia, and some assorted non-native hangers-on, have seen their bad behaviour indulged. [....]

Bob Rae & Power

Bob's brother works for or did work for the Desmarais' Power Corp.

Chretien's daughter, Desmarais family donate thousands to Rae , Tim Naumetz, CanWest News Service, August 14, 2006

France Chretien-Desmarais, her husband, Andre Desmarais, and his millionaire parents at Montreal's Power Corp. have donated $18,500 to Bob Rae's Liberal leadership bid [....] wealthy donors who gave $1,000 or more.

Bob Rae, are you kidding? , GTAsprawl, 8/13/2006 19:34:34

Yes, who can forget Rae. The man who somehow managed to double Ontario's debt from $45 billion to $90 billion in merely 5 years. He must have taken fiscal policy education from Mulroney and Trudeau.

Husky sheds its 'dog' tag -- 'Everything has come together for them' , Claudia Cattaneo and Jon Harding, Financial Post, August 14, 2006

Husky, to everyone's surprise, lunged to surpass stalwart Shell Canada Ltd. as Canada's third-largest integrated oil-and-gas company by market capitalization.

The value of Husky in the stock market is now around $34.5-billion, trailing Imperial Oil Ltd. at $43.8-billion and Suncor Energy Inc. at $43.3-billion, but ahead of Shell at $32.8-billion and with a huge lead on Petro-Canada, at $25.8-billion. [....]

Not bad for an investment of just over $800-million by Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, who controls 70% of Husky's stock either directly or through his company, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.

The Li group first bought a 52% stake in Husky from Nova Corp. in 1986 for $487-million.

Search: the SAGD [steam assisted gravity drainage] , persuaded to sell , a deal between Husky and the Chinese

Sensible appointment -- re: Khan , Aug. 13, 06, Ezra Levant

[....] He is a true Muslim moderate, and one of the few Canadian Muslims willing to say so publicly, even at risk to himself.

[....] That is, he shows better and more discriminating judgment than the rest of his party, who, under Jean Chretien and Paul Martin, would consort with even the most radical Muslim elements. Even now, the Liberal party has allowed its other Muslim MP from Mississauga, Omar Alghabra, to issue extreme statements to the press, whitewashing Hezbollah terrorism and claiming Israel deliberately hurts civilians.

Khan's agreement to work for Harper is a minor political victory. But it is actually an important step in strengthening moderate Islam in Canada. The Liberals have agreed to tolerate Alghabra and his ilk.

Perhaps that's another reason why Khan felt more at home with Harper and his.

Peter Worthington: This 'war' must be won , Aug. 14, 06

In Canada, we reject the idea of authorities tapping phones or checking e-mails, etc.

But the reality is that we have to sacrifice some rights to privacy for the greater security of the country.

And we have to trust our security forces — CSIS, RCMP, provincial and local police intelligence, even military intelligence — more than we usually do, and certainly more than editorialists, commentators, political activists and civil liberty buffs would prefer.

[....]In fact, a case can be made that Canada’s security, as well as Britain’s and perhaps America’s, depends on Muslims who know better than anyone where extremism is being fomented, what’s being said in the mosques, and perhaps what’s being planned.

Search: the tipoff for the arrests in this suspected airline-boming plot , the source of this terror threat

Report: Terror infiltrates London schools -- "a number of links between an alleged terrorist attack and a number of area universities", LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI)

Such evidence is said to confirm that the nation's universities have become a recruiting area for terrorists, attracting student-age Muslims.

Brunel University Professor Anthony Glees has said that over the past 15 years a number of extremist Muslim groups have been discovered at over 20 British institutions, the newspaper said, and the universities have done little to address the problem.

RCMP plan move to old JDS space , August 12, 2006, Alex Hebert

The federal government announced yesterday its plans to relocate the RCMP National Headquarters -- a choice that has been a long time coming with its fair share of controversy.

The headquarters will move from its Vanier Pkwy. location to the old JDS Uniphase campus located at 3000 Merivale Rd. in about two years. [....]

Wilfully blind to terror's source, Lorne Gunter, National Post, August 14, 2006

[....] It increases the chances we will be victims of terror attacks when we pretend not to see the real impetus of almost all current terror.

Of course the problem is not with Islam itself, only with how a large minority of Islam has metastasized in recent decades. [....]

Yet only Muslims can rid their faith of the cancer within without a war.

So much for peace ... Get ready for the next war ...

Hamas Columnist: Hizbullah's Victory in Lebanon Opens the Door for a Third Intifada , August 13, 2006, Special Dispatch Series - No. 1246, via newsbeat1

In his August 7, 2006 column in the Hamas semiweekly Al-Risala, under the title "Victory in Lebanon – Towards a Third Intifada," Ibrahim Abu Heija' encourages Hamas to use what he sees as Hizbullah's victory as a springboard for a third Palestinian intifada.

The following are excerpts from the article:(1)

"The Greatest Beneficiary [of the Victory in Lebanon] Will Ultimately Be the Palestinian Resistance"

"What has become evident from the ongoing battles in the proud and resistant south of Lebanon is the confirmation of Israel's failure in achieving its goals and the confirmation of the decline in its deterrence capability in comparison with what it was before it got embroiled in the Lebanese quagmire – despite the bloody slaughters that Israel committed against unarmed civilians...

"What is noteworthy here is not only the collapse of the Israeli defense doctrine in the face of a well-organized community possessed of faith and will, such as Hizbullah, but what is more important in the Israeli loss is to examine the consequences of the victory and its implications on additional levels.

"Hizbullah, which achieved the victory, will be the least of those who benefit from this victory, due to certain considerations relevant to the Lebanese arena, which is based on sectarian division. This does not mean that it will not gain greater strength and legitimacy than it had before, particularly since the Israeli aggression, as is evident, proceeds without direction and without any reckoning of consequences, and therefore gets itself entangled in guerilla warfare, in which Hizbullah is unsurpassed in its skill, and has a Syrian and Iranian backing that denies it nothing in terms of arms, money, support, and protection.

Baby bomb plot chilling: Keelty , Aug. 14, 06

[....] Scotland Yard police are questioning a husband and wife who allegedly planned to hide a liquid bomb in their baby's bottle to bring down an airliner, newspaper reports said.

They are among the 23 suspects arrested over the plot to blow up airliners headed for the United States in mid-flight.

Mr Keelty today expressed dismay at the alleged plan to use a child in a suicide mission.

"The phenomena of suicide bombings as a new way of taking part in terror attacks is in itself concerning, but to think or imagine that anybody would use an innocent child to join them is even more disconcerting," he told the Nine Network. [....]

National Review Online asked “What should Americans be thinking about the foiled London terror plot?”

Plans Destroyed -- A terror plot foiled; experts react., by Daniel Pipes, National Review Online, August 11, 2006

[....] (2) Airplanes represent an outdated target because passenger screening techniques quickly adapt to threats. As soon as terrorists implement new techniques (box-cutters, shoe-bombs, liquid components), security promptly blocks them. (One cannot but wonder, however, why creatively, cops invariably lag behind criminals.) Conversely, trains, subways, and buses, as shown by attacks in Madrid, London, and Bombay, offer far richer opportunities for terrorists, for access to them can never be so strictly controlled as to aircraft.

(3) Massive terror plots of this sort (another example: the "Toronto 17" arrested in June) are unwieldy and more easily uncovered than small-scale terror that involves only one or two persons. The Beltway Snipers, who in October 2002 terrorized the Washington, D.C., area, offer a prime counterexample. [....]

"Illegals to be held on prison hulk"

The Australian acquired tender documents issued by the Australian Customs Service to build an armed, purpose-built prison ship to hold illegal asylum-seekers (and fishermen) intercepted in national waters for up to a month. Worried that patrol vessels must make long voyages returning to port after intercepting each illegal boat, customs seeks to lease a civilian vessel to serve as a floating detention centre. The ship will be leased for A$10 million a year. The specifications are of interest: [....]

Mother lashes out at Taliban at slain son's funeral

"I make this simple request to the Afghan people: Reach out and grab on to the help we offer to you in good faith. Together, and only together, can we succeed," she said.

"To one and all, I have this request. Please support our troops, they need you standing behind them."

Cpl. [Christopher] Reid, 34, a member of the Edmonton-based 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was killed by a roadside bomb near Kandahar on Aug. 3, weeks before he was scheduled to return home.

Dedicated soldier

At the funeral service, he was remembered as a fun-loving and dedicated soldier.

To all serving in Afghanistan, thank you. For those who have died, requiescat in pace.

How I spent my summer vacation, by Iggy, Arthur Weinreb, Aug. 8, 06

While arrogance is a job requirement for the leader of the Liberal Party, his absence from Canada in itself would be no big deal if Ignatieff spouted the party line on foreign affairs; the one that says there is no difference between right and wrong; between terrorist groups and sovereign nations; only "neutrality" where Canada can be the "honest broker" whatever that trendy phrase means.

Photos: Congratulations, Canada Free Press on your politically incorrect exclusive.

Have you seen these men? -- CFP was the only site to run with the pictures of the AWOL Egyptian students , By Douglas J. Hagmann, Northeast Intelligence Network, & Judi McLeod, Thursday, August 10, 2006

A proud Canada Free Press moment , By Judi McLeod, Friday, August 11, 2006

I just heard that all the students have been located.

This is simply shocking. There is a petition in support of these men. Read their story here. Border Patrol, via newsbeat1, Aug. 13, 06

Border Patrol Agents Railroaded by OIG & U.S. Attorney - 08-06-06 If you think the Federal government won't go after you with everything they have for doing your job, you need to read this story. As we all know, it's usually the hardest working agents who get into the most "trouble". Ms. Kanof, the AUSA who went after these two agents said this, in support of her case: "It is a violation of Border Patrol regulations to go after someone who is fleeing" and "The Border Patrol pursuit policy prohibits the pursuit of someone." Yes, Ms. Kanof, that's why we refer to it as the "Border Patrol Non-Pursuit Policy". Any smuggler worth his salt knows that he should run like hell when he sees the red and blue lights come on, and that we generally aren't supposed to chase him. OIG, the AUSA, and some local agencies have no higher glory than going after a Border Patrol agent. These two agents obviously made a few mistakes (not reporting that you fired your weapon is usually a 5-day suspension), but twenty years in prison? Read the entire story here

[.... Note that there is an update and a suggestion.] Please click here to sign the petition.

The story sounds like shoddy treatment ... but read and decide for yourself.

Standing guard -- "his team has put a "significant dent" in the number of aliens crossing into his sector, with the daily count dropping from 150 to fewer than 20.", Jerry Seper, WashTimes, Aug. 13, 06

[....] 'Eye-opening' service

All of the 6,199 Guard troops stationed in the border states volunteered for the mission. Among them is Spc. Travis Arnold of the Wisconsin National Guard, who also served a year in Iraq. He says he plans to help secure the border for two years.

"This certainly has been an eye-opening experience," Spc. Arnold says. "Immigration is not a huge issue in Wisconsin. It was the sheer number of people coming over that border that surprised me the most. I had no idea how many people jump that fence every day." [....]

Last year, the Tucson sector accounted for about half of the 1.15 million illegal aliens apprehended on America's southern and northern borders -- about 1,300 arrests every day. [....]

When you hear someone say that Canadians are a kinder, gentler, compassionate society ... think "blinking fools". The dole works here too.

Terror on the dole, By David Cohen, Evening Standard, 20 April 2004

[.... Abu Malaahim, the IT specialist] I would like to see the Mujahideen coming into London and killing thousands, whether with nuclear weapons or germ warfare. And if they need a safehouse, they can stay in mine - and if they need some fertiliser [for a bomb], I'll tell them where to get it."

[.... Sayful Islam] He would go on to marry, have two children and find work as an accountant for the Inland Revenue in Luton. He was thoroughly uninterested in politics.

THEN he met Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammad at a local event. Within two years, he had swapped his decently paid job as an accountant for an unpaid one as a political agitator. [....]

He no longer works, even though he is able-bodied, he admits, preferring instead to claim housing benefit and jobseeker's allowance. He smiles sheepishly and says the irony is not lost on him that the British state is supporting him financially, even as he plots to "overthrow it".

[....] According to Sayful, the aim of al-Muhajiroun ("the immigrants") is nothing less than Khilafah - "the worldwide domination of Islam". The way to achieve this, he says, is by Jihad, led by Bin Laden. "I support him 100 per cent."

Does that support extend to violent acts of terrorism in the UK?

"Yes," he replies, unequivocally. "When a bomb attack happens here, I won't be against it, even if it kills my own children. Islam is clear: Muslims living in lands that are occupied have the right to attack their invaders. [....]

Teen stabbed to death at party, Sarah McGinnis, Calgary Herald, August 13, 2006

Two parties at neighbouring houses in which both sets of parents had left town escalated into a deadly stabbing late Friday in an upscale section of Hawkwood.

[....] Raul Pavon Flores, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.

Years ago, parents did not leave teenagers home alone, for any reason. They knew. Tempus fugit ... and along with it, common sense. I have heard of teens who, when they heard that a teenager was home alone, would descend on, party, and trash the place. Surely, that should tell parents that teens have a problem with balancing being liked, friends, the home and their own safety.

Just as the Middle East, for Canada's MSM, has no terrorists, only militants, in the US, the News Media and FBI refuse to call Seattle attack on Jewish Center terrorism

Operation Traffick Jam: Nine are charged in alleged sex ring -- Asian women forced into prostitution, prosecutors say , Scott Gutierrez, Apr. 11, 06

[....] One of the main suspects, Yong Jun Kang, 36, of Seattle, told a police informant that the women were smuggled in shipping containers, and sometimes taken across the border from British Columbia. Some agreed to pay as much as $50,000 for the trip, court documents say.

[....] Most of the suspects are Chinese citizens. The women came from China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Laos, officials said. [....]

These names are mentioned: Pengquan Xie, Zheng Qu, Zhenhua Liu, Bing Wang, Liancheng Ning, Kesheng Zhu, Rujing Jiang

What does that list tell you about security in Canada?


Stop the Muslim propaganda machine - STOP! , June 7, 06, Burton Front -- re an editorial in the Daily Gleaner (Irving newspaper) of June 6, 06

The editorial in the Fredericton Daily Gleaner yesterday was classic exempt media pablum. Their headline, "People of all religions deserve respect" was another example of media duplicity in all its patronising glory. Yep, I said patronising. Who the hell do the writers of the Daily Gleaner think they are fooling? Who in the world were they addressing with their editorial? And, where were the Gleaner editorials about respecting Christian minorities in Iran, Saudia Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan and Indonesia. Where? I will tell you where: nowhere! [....]


Global Transformations -- re: Globalization

Diversion -- via a friend. Thanks, J. To be taken with a grain of salt.

These quotes were taken from actual USA Federal employee performance
evaluations ...

"Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig."

"His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity"

"I would not allow this employee to breed"

"This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite
won't be"

"Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a

"When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet"

"He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle"

"This young lady has delusions of adequacy"

"He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them"

"This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot"

"This employee should go far, and the sooner the better"

"Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together"

"A gross ignoramus - 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus"

"He certainly takes a long time to make his pointless"

"He doesn't have ulcers, but he's a carrier"

"I would like to go hunting with him sometime"

"He's been working with glue too much"

"He would argue with a signpost"

"He has knack for making strangers immediately"

"He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room"

"When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell"

"If you see 2 people talking and one looks bored, he's the other one"

"A photographic memory but with the cap over the lens"

"A prime candidate for natural deselection"

"Donated his brain to science before he was done using it"

"Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming"

"Has 2 brains, one is lost, the other is out looking for it"

"If he were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week"

"If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change"

"If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean"

"It's hard to believe that he beat out 1,000 other sperm"

"One neuron short of a synapse"

"Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, he only gargled"

"Takes him 12 hours to watch 60 Minutes"

"The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead"


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