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November 17, 2014

The Answer to Criminals with Illegal Handguns is… More Laws for Criminals to Ignore?

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Ontario Liberal M.P.P. and Deputy Government Whip, Mike Colle, doesn’t like criminals driving around with guns. Frankly, who does?
Unfortunately for us, the answer to the problem – any problem – for a politician is always the same: create more laws for criminals to ignore.
This is precisely what Mike Colle proposes with Bill 24, Prohibiting Driving with Unlawful Handguns Act, 2014 – An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act and the Civil Remedies Act, 2001 to promote public safety by prohibiting driving in a motor vehicle with an unlawfully possessed handgun. (http://www.ontla.on.ca/bills/bills-files/41_Parliament/Session1/b024.pdf)
He wants to create more laws prohibiting criminals from driving around with illegal handguns even though doing so is already a crime.
The bill’s Explanatory Note starts off with this statement:
The purpose of the Bill is to promote public safety and suppress conditions that lead to crime. The Bill adds a new section 172.2 to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, which makes it an offence to drive on a highway in a motor vehicle in which there is an unlawfully possessed handgun.
While his bill’s intended outcome is perhaps laudable, his premise is not. Amending the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to include new crimes is pointless, redundant and a waste of the Ontario Legislature’s time, energy and resources.
Why?
The Criminal Code of Canada, through Section 94, already makes it a crime to occupy a vehicle, moving or not, with an illegal firearm inside it.
Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle –
 
            94. (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), every person commits an offence who is an        occupant of a motor vehicle in which the person knows there is a firearm, a prohibited      weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, other than a replica firearm, or any     prohibited ammunition, unless
 
(a) in the case of a firearm,
 (i) the person or any other occupant of the motor vehicle is the holder of
(A) a licence under which the person or other occupant may possess the firearm, and
(B) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, an authorization and a registration certificate for it,
 (ii) the person had reasonable grounds to believe that any other occupant of the motor vehicle was the holder of
(A) a licence under which that other occupant may possess the firearm, and
(B) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, an authorization and a registration certificate for it, or
(iii) the person had reasonable grounds to believe that any other occupant of the motor vehicle was a person who could not be convicted of an offence under this Act by reason of sections 117.07 to 117.1 or any other Act of Parliament;
The answer to criminals and guns is not to create more laws for them to ignore. The answer is to enforce the laws against criminals possessing illegal firearms. Creating an Ontario-specific crime that duplicates Section 94 of the Criminal Code of Canada is pointless (and probably ultra vires) unless, of course, your primary motive for passing such a law is so you can be seen to be doing something useful instead of actually doing something useful.
Please contact your local Ontario M.P.P. immediately and urge them to stop wasting the legislature’s time and resources by duplicating laws that already exist.

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March 12, 2014

Solar Power and Rainwater Collection Declared Illegal?

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We’re told endlessly that we must be responsible for the energy we use; that we must be energy-self-sufficient; that the world as we know it will literally come to an end of we don’t buy into the eco-frenzy.

I have no issue with being energy-self-sufficient. In fact I completely agree with the philosophy.

Twenty-five years ago the power company wanted an exorbitant amount of my money in return for sending me an electricity bill each month. I told them to pound sand. I installed solar panels almost immediately and have run my home on them ever since.

Cut to Cape Coral, Florida, where Robin Speronis, a 54-year-old former real estate agent, had a judge declare her solar panels and rain-water collection system illegal.

From Living Off The Grid:

Speronis, a former real estate agent, decided to adopt an off the grid lifestyle in the home she owns after her husband died after a long illness. She cited her faith in God and desire to be self-sufficient.

It was an interest in empowering myself, like we did when we got off the health care system,” she said. “I wanted to look at every other part of my lifestyle and say, do I need this? Is this of value to me? If it went away tomorrow, what would I do? The more I got into it, the more exciting, the more of an adventure it became.

Then came the bureaucrats and with them their deeply ingrained fervor for “following the rules” and their highly illogical sense of injustice.

Last November a bylaw code enforcement officer showed up at the Speronis home and promptly tried evicting Robin Speronis from her own home.

The reason? Robin refused to use public utilities.

At the root of the case is an outdated and idiotic requirement that every home must be connected to the city water system. This dates back to the time when the city deemed using well water a sin and forced everyone to use the city water system.
The Cape Coral city bureaucrats now claim dominion over the skies and the water that falls freely from them. Collecting rain water is now considered a violation of this outdated (did I mention idiotic) city ordnance too.

Her case ended up in court, where Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin made an utterly absurd ruling.

While declaring the bylaw regulations of Cape Coral redundant and unreasonable, Eskin ruled simultaneously that Robin Speronis violated both local city codes and the International Property Maintenance Code, which unilaterally declares any home without grid-sourced electricity and running water is “unsafe and unsanitary“.

In a word… Hogwash.

Speronis’s case should be a wakeup call for anyone living off the grid. The International Property Maintenance Code and similar regulations are on the books in many parts of the United States and Canada.

Speronis refuses to bow to the city’s demands, though, even while they force liens on her property and continue to issue more fines associated with her ‘violations.’ She is able to appeal the judge’s decision, which would allow her to carry on with her sustainable lifestyle.

She has said, “We have a long, long road to go. I’m sure justice will prevail.”

Living in harmony with nature is now a crime?

I can’t wait for the eco-freaks to catch onto this story.

They’ll surely shred Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin with his own stupidity, and rightfully so.

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November 17, 2012

Allen West’s Battle For True Election Results Continues

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Colonel Allen West has fought for America his whole life. His credentials are, in my mind, impeccable, and he has proven he will do whatever it takes to protect America and its citizens.

Why should he stop now when the enemy is so close at hand?

Colonel Allen WestAmerican Hero and Patriot

Colonel Allen West
American Hero and Patriot

As a congressman, Rep. Allen West is in the battle of his political life and faces an enemy who will, apparently, stoop to any low in order to remove him from the U.S. Congress.

The mainstream media thinks nothing of voter returns greater than 100%. The mainstream media can’t even find an ounce of concern when the rate breaks 120%. And when voter returns hit 140% in certain districts, they simply turn a blind eye and ignore it.

The reality is that when you have more votes cast than there are eligible voters you have voter fraud.

When that voter return rate breaks 140% the entire nation should be outraged, yet we are not.

Out of 175,554 registered voters, 247,713 vote cards were cast in St. Lucie County, Florida on Tuesday.

When faced with the astronomical figures, Gertrude Walker, Supervisor of Elections for St. Lucie County, said she had no idea why turnout was so incredibly high. She was flabbergasted, saying, “We’ve never seen that here.”

“Never seen that here”

Coincidentally (or not), St. Lucie County is also in Allen West’s district, where 6,000 votes mysteriously “shifted” from Mr. West to his challenger.

141.1%

Out of the 247,713 cards cast, somehow election machines counted 123,591 total votes.

Along with this questionable result, Mr. Obama also received over 99% of the vote in numerous districts in Broward County. In various districts in Cleveland, he received 100% of the vote. In Florida, Mr. Obama received over 99% of the vote in precincts where GOP inspectors had been removed.

As for the Presidential race, there’s no connection between Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida, right?

It is important to note that:

“Gertrude Walker was among very few public officials to voice support for fellow black Miriam Oliphant, a disgraced Broward County Supervisor of Elections fired for incompetence.”

When the electoral system of the greatest nation on earth is blatantly corrupted an NOBODY cares, America is no longer the greatest nation on earth. It’s just one more banana republic filled with corruption from top to bottom.

Welcome to Obama’s America, where the only man left standing against the rampant corruption is Allen West.

 

 

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October 17, 2012

“Premier Dad” quits suddenly… Good News or the first step to very bad news?

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Premier-Dad-Resigns-Without-Warning

“Premier Dad”, aka Dalton McGuinty, quit his post as Premier of Ontario suddenly and without warning.  While it may be good news for Ontario that the big government Liberal will be gone soon, it may be very bad news for the nation of Canada as a whole.

While “Premier Dad” hasn’t said anything yet, he also hasn’t ruled out a run for the federal Liberal Party leadership in a run-up to becoming, he hopes and I cringe, “Prime Minster Dad” at some point in the future.

The premier’s winning electoral record immediately inspired rumours he would run for the leadership of the federal Liberal Party and challenge Justin Trudeau, but he repeatedly deflected the question saying he had “no plans” to do so.

McGuinty’s policies have failed spectacularly in Ontario.  His massive spending increased Ontario’s debt endlessly, despite having no way to pay for it.  No way, that is, except to claim Ontario as a “have not” province to suck more money out of Alberta.

He presided over massive scandals such as eHealth, ORNG, Ontario Power Authority and failed bailouts to green energy companies.  The last thing we need is another scandal-laden Liberal vying for the Prime Minister’s office.

In writing a list of McGuinty’s failures, blogger “JackAndCokeWithALime” wrote:

Without a doubt, Dalton McGuinty is the most scandal-plagued, tax-spend-and-waste, unethical, integrity-deficient Premier that Ontario has ever had in its entire history.  And even though this should be obvious to all Ontarians, McGuinty’s gift of being able to talk his way out of anything often leaves Ontarians questioning their hurtful experiences and falling for his “Premier Dad” routine of manipulation.  McGuinty could literally get away with murder by convincing Ontarians that “though this was not the easy thing to do, it was the right thing to do“.

That said, there is a new scandal breaking right now for McGuinty, as it appears that he lied to Parliament and his own party about what he knew and when in the cancellation of two gas plants in Mississauga and Oakville, both Liberal-held ridings.  The cancellations left Ontario Taxpayers (or should I say Alberta’s Taxpayers) on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Failure after failure, scandal after scandal…  Yeah, that sounds about right for a Liberal wanting to become Prime Minister, doesn’t it?

Unless you want to count Justin Trudeau, of course, the substitute drama teacher who has never done anything except flaunt himself in front of television cameras at every opportunity.

Not much of a choice… Canada’s Obama in Justin Trudeau (I’ve never done anything but promise I will some day!) or a man who has proven to be grossly inept at managing an economy and a government…

God save us from our Liberal Saviours!!!

 

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September 2, 2012

Since the RCMP won’t delete the long gun registry data like the law says, the CSSA wants to make the database completely useless

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The Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) is not impressed with the RCMP’s refusal to obey the law and delete long gun records from Canada’s useless gun registry.

With the passage of Bill C-19 and its Royal Assent on April 5, 2012 all of this data was to be destroyed, but the RCMP has yet to destroy a single record according to sources close to the RCMP.

In the meantime the province of Quebec, the City of Toronto, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and the Region of Waterloo have all attempted to get the courts to overturn the will of Parliament and thereby, the will of Canadians.

The drive-by media is forever willing to believe anything the RCMP says, even if it’s not true, as is the case for the destruction of long gun registry records.

Quoting the CSSA Press Release:

The CSSA is advocating that all owners of registered non-restricted firearms take part in the Great Canadian Registry Shuffle. The CSSA says anti-gun advocates are spitting in the face of Canada’s legal system by deliberately ignoring the will of Parliament in an attempt to preserve registry data for future use.

It’s hardly a surprise, really.

The RCMP Commissioner himself had to order every provincial Chief Firearms Officer to obey the law and stop recording long gun transfers.  As I wrote back on May 13, 2012,in my article “Police State: When the Police choose which laws they will obey

Canada sent soldiers to fight and die in wars in foreign lands so this bovine excrement would never reach our shores. Unfortunately those brave young men and women apparently died in vain for the Police State mentality has indeed taken root right here at home.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews made it very clear that the law no longer requires the registration of non-restricted firearms, and that forcing gun owners to provide this information is illegal.

Tony BernardoTony Bernardo, CSSA spokesman and executive director of the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action (CILA), had this to say:

The Schlifer Clinic is funded by four Ontario government ministries, so […]  governments and advocacy groups have forced our hand by suggesting the registry data is somehow useful. If they refuse to acknowledge the will of the people, we’ll do it for them.

Canada’s previously registered firearms are now changing location, so the registry is even more useless, if that’s possible. The registry was never a public safety tool, and we’re removing once and for all the myth that the data was valuable.

More than half of the firearms in Canada have never been registered and even anti-gun advocates admit that criminals won’t register their guns. As long as these nuisance court injunctions keep the registry data intact, they are maintaining a shopping list for computer hacking criminals to locate our firearms. That places gun owners in danger, so we are compelled to demonstrate that the registry is inaccurate by making it even less accurate.

Pro-registry advocates need to see that there’s no useable data to protect. We are simply showing them the folly of their own political posturing. The registry is dead.

The Great Canadian Gun Registry Shuffle negates the silly straw man attempt to protect the data. Shuffling previously registered firearms is totally legal, responsible and appropriate.

The number of guns shuffled to date is displayed on the news ticker on the CSSA’s home page (http://www.cdnshootingsports.org/) and is updated every Thursday.

Currently it states that over 6,600 long guns and shotguns have already changed hands, a pretty amazing feat given the CSSA only announced their plan 2 days ago.

Tony Bernardo went on to say,

This shuffle forces the obstinate anti-gun crowd to admit that the registry is not worth fighting for. It truly never was. The data is corrupt and outdated, and it never saved a single life.

It was never designed to make us safe. We have challenged anti-gun advocates to reveal how the registry can help anyone, and they have never delivered – not once. How could they? The registry doesn’t do anything.

The Great Canadian Gun Registry Shuffle makes the data transparently irrelevant. Perhaps now we can all get on with focusing on bona fide ways to increase public safety and protect Canadians against violence. We will do all we can to help.

If you’re considering joining in the party, i.e. swapping, trading, lending, selling, buying or borrowing firearms and want to keep the CSSA updated about how many firearms you’ve had change hands today, here’s a handy form that makes submitting this information to the CSSA very simple:

Great Canadian Gun Registry Shuffle Submission Page

 

 

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July 3, 2012

BC’s new Animal Health Act (Bill 37) is quietly withdrawn due to outcry over prison terms for making fish farm diseases public

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There is an old saying that probably began with Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech movement in the United States around 1750…

“The public has a right to know.”

That saying is based on the idea that it is best that we, the people, know what is going on around us, both good and bad.

The never-ending battle for Freedom of Speech is based on the conflict between the right of “we the people” to know things, and government censors and their minions to keep information secret that can and does directly affect us.

That’s exactly the issue with British Columbia’s government, led by the useless and self-serving Christy Clark, and headed by Agriculture Minister Don McRae.

Agriculture Minister McRae introduced Bill 37, titled the “Animal Health Act”, but it would have been better titled “The Animal Health Secrecy Act” since it makes it a crime for anyone to make it known publicly there is a disease outbreak in any animal population.  That crime would be punishable by 2 years in prison and a $75,000 fine.

Yes, you read that correctly.

It sounds like something out of a fiction novel or maybe the tinfoil hat crowd, but it’s not.

Under section 17 of this disgusting law it would be a crime for anyone, no matter who they are or who they work for, to divulge information regarding animal diseases publicly, such as the rampant diseases currently decimating farmed salmon in BC, for example.

Under the heading “Protected Information” it says

16  Except as permitted under section 17 [duty to keep information confidential] or 18 [personal information], a person must refuse, despite the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, to disclose the following:

(a) information that would identify the person responsible for an animal or an animal product or byproduct;

(b) information that would identify an animal or an animal product or byproduct that is located at or in a specific place or on or in a specific vehicle;

(c) information that would reveal that a notifiable or reportable disease is or may be present in a specific place or on or in a specific vehicle;

(d) information that would reveal that an animal or an animal product or byproduct affected by a notifiable or reportable disease is

(i) located at or in a specific place or on or in a specific vehicle, or

(ii) owned, or in the custody or control of, an identifiable person or body, or that an identifiable person or body is an operator in relation to the animal or the animal product or byproduct;

(e) information that is derived from a sample taken under this Act or that is submitted to the ministry of the minister or a laboratory identified in an order of the minister.

Notice it says a person must refuse to divulge any information they may have concerning disease in animal populations, including who caused the problem, where the disease occurred, the extent of it, etc.

So much for “the public’s right to know” about diseased food that is being sold in stores, for example.  Nope, the Christy Clark government believes you have no right to know the food you eat is diseased.

Does that sound in any way rational or sensible?

Not to me, and not to Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, either.

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June 14, 2012

Why Toronto City Councillor Adam Vaughan is a complete and utter moron

This is the face of Stupid in Toronto: 
Toronto City Councillor Adam Vaughan

This is the face of Stupid in Toronto:
Toronto City Councillor Adam Vaughan

Toronto City Councillor Adam Vaughan is a complete and utter moron if he thinks that banning the lawful sale of products to law-abiding citizens will have any impact at all on the violent criminals shooting up downtown Toronto.

This isn’t the first time that the moronic Vaughan has focused on the people who are NOT the problem, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time either.  Vaughan hates guns and anyone who doesn’t share his vitriolic hatred of them.

Yes, that means that Adam Vaughan most assuredly hates me.  Trust me, I can live with that.  I’ve been reviled by much better men than this petty little tyrant and survived, so I doubt I’ll be losing any sleep over his despising me tonight either.

Let me be clear about something though, in case any mistake my mocking of the vapid Adam Vaughan as something it is not.

I despise the murderous and stupid people who are shooting up downtown Toronto.  My heart goes out to the families of every innocent person killed or injured by them.

Unlike the class of lunatics on Toronto City Council, Mayor Ford aside of course, I comprehend that if the problem you want to deal with is violent criminals in Toronto then do something about violent crime in Toronto! Don’t go blaming the people that ALWAYS get blamed for gun crime and gun violence… the very people who did not and never will commit those crimes: Canada’s law-abiding firearm owners.

Naturally this thought would never occur to the likes of Adam Vaughan or any of the other pathetic excuses for leaders that haunt Toronto City Hall.  Anyone who lawfully owns firearms is, in their eyes, no better than the idiot who shot and killed two people and wounded many more at the Eatons Center two weeks ago.

That’s where I have a problem.  I and the millions of lawful firearm owners across Canada are not the problem.  We never have been and we never will be.

Violent criminals and gangs are, but will we deal with that problem?  Of course not.  That doesn’t have a great sound-byte, does it? (more…)

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June 7, 2012

Is Governor Scott Walker’s victory a sign of Obama’s demise?

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Governor Scott Walker is the first governor in American history to survive a recall vote.  While the political left will no doubt crawl back under their rocks and ignore this fact, the reality is that everyone from Obama on down did everything they could to get Walker recalled.

Obama failed.

Big labour failed.

Hollywood’s celebrities failed.

You see, Governor Scott Walker believes in something none of these players in the game comprehend.

Governments, like people, must live within their means.  If that means ending collective bargaining that’s become nothing more than collective extortion, so be it.  If that  means rolling back outrageous salaries and making government employees pay their fair share of entitlement programs, then Walker made it happen.

Apparently the people of Wisconsin sided with small government; with responsible government; with a governor who actually did what he said he would do when he was first elected.

What a thought!

The longer-term impact of Mr. Walker’s vindication will depend on the lesson other political leaders take from it.”
–The Wall Street Journal

To quote The National Review Online, “Scott Walker saved his job by being the adult in the room.

Amen! (more…)

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March 31, 2012

Earth Hour 2012: Why and How I will be celebrating this awesome event

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Earth Hour is one of the most amazing events of the year.   Never have I been so impressed with a cause that has, as its reason for being, the saving of Planet Earth, since Global Warming is going to kill us all.

Just ask the same scientists who, only one generation ago, were claiming the world was entering a catastrophic ice age.  Thirty years later that same data has them fearing a global meltdown.  How awesome is it that we were able to turn the tide from Ice Age to Meltdown in a single generation?

That’s pretty impressive.

Who doesn’t want the Earth to sustain Humanity for many thousands more generations?  Who doesn’t want Johnny, your descendant a thousand generations from today, to have food, power, light and energy to sustain both himself and his family?

Nobody in their right mind wants him sitting in a grass hut eating grubs and berries like a stone-age caveman, do they?  Of course not!

Our population continues to grow so we as a species are going to have to find ways to support all those people.  That means growing more food faster, finding innovative ways to extend growing seasons in even the harshest environments, and improving technology to better provide potable water to the world.

Who could possibly be against all of that?

A truly progressive Human Race will use the talents and the treasure that God gave us to ensure our descendants will have every pleasure we enjoy today and many, many more.

God gave Man dominion over the world and all things in it.  That includes the plants, animals and even those nasty oil and gas deposits that MUST be exploited if the likes of Al Gore and Saint David Suzuki are to continue their globetrotting ways promoting their ant-human agendas.  Those promotions, of course, have a massive personal benefit, but it’s not politically correct to discuss that, is it?

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February 19, 2012

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews: Are you really as incompetent as your protestations make you appear?

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I couldn’t help but laugh as I read reports that Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is suddenly shocked to learn what Bill C-30,the “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act”, actually contains.

I find this odd, since I’ve listened to him defend Bill C-30 repeatedly and blather on endlessly about how police can never abuse their powers under this act; that he is actually protecting Canadians from abuse instead of inflicting it. All his protestations are despite the fact that numerous reporters and television interviewers who have clearly explained it to him.

If there is one thing Canadians can do with less of (other than all this government invasion of their privacy) it’s politicians that are too bloody lazy to read the legislation they are attempting to ram down our throats.

Minister Toews is either blatantly incompetent or he is attempting to deceive the Canadian public when he claims he doesn’t know what Bill C-30 contains.

Either option is possible.  Both allow for his recent vile and disgusting behavior in the House of Commons, where he said anyone who doesn’t like his atrocious legislation must be in league with child pornographers.

Either is also possible when Minister Toews attempts to make the claim that he didn’t realize that Bill C-30 allows “any police officer” to demand personal client information from an ISP and for any reason, as is clearly laid out in Section 17 of the Act as it currently stands.

“I’d certainly like to see an explanation of that,” Toews told host Evan Solomon after a week of public backlash against Bill C-30, which would require internet service providers to turn over client information without a warrant.

”This is the first time that I’m hearing this somehow extends ordinary police emergency powers [to telecommunications]. In my opinion, it doesn’t. And it shouldn’t.”

Well, Minister Toews, if the very first time you’ve heard about the contents of Bill C-30, specifically Section 17, then you must be incompetent.  If the Bill should NOT allow this, then why did you have your minions write it in?

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February 17, 2012

Vic Toews: Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often, and for the same reason

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While claiming it’s perfectly reasonable for the government to spy on its citizens, the shoe is clearly on the other foot in a lovely social media twist that makes a point to Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews.

Toews is very cranky over how his personal life and details of his divorce, infidelity and lack of child support is being displayed very publicly on a Twitter account called @Vikileaks30.  While nobody knows yet who created the account, the industrious genius behind it is using social media to show Minister Toews exactly what it feels like to have his privacy invaded.  Breaking news has reported that an IP address from Parliament itself was used to create the account and post updates, so someone is probably about to lose their job for doing what is ostensibly a public service.

Others are using the Twitter hashtag #TellVicEverything to make a mockery of the Minister’s apparent need to know everything about everyone.

Personally, I think it’s an absolutely wonderful thing for the Minister to get this first-hand taste of what he has in store for all Canadians should his atrocious and invasive legislation, Bill C-30, actually pass in its current state.

Warrantless searches are not something Canadians should tolerate or be subjected to at the whim of a police member “suspecting” someone may or may not have done something. If the police believe someone is committing or has committed a crime, they should be required to get a search warrant.  Anything less is a violation of our Charter Rights and is 100% unacceptable.

I suppose Minister Toews believes warrantless searches are okay because other legislation passed by previous governments already contain such horrific clauses.  Canada’s Firearms Act, for example, makes provision for police to search the homes of lawful firearm owners without a warrant simply because they own a certain number of firearms.

That is and has always been unacceptable to Canadian firearm owners.  If we can jump through all the bureaucratic hoops, pass CPIC and RCMP background checks, then why do police require the ability to search our homes without a warrant?

If we’ve passed all those checks, clearly we’re NOT the problem.  Yet one look at the Ian Thomson case shows just how poorly a legitimate firearm owner is treated when he dares use one of his firearms to save his own life from three masked fire-bombers screaming death threats and tossing Molotov cocktails at his home.

Warrantless searches are perfectly okay though, according to Minister Vic Toews, as are stripping us of our Right to Remain Silent.  Just like the Firearms Act, the proposed Bill C-30 contains the provision requiring you to assist someone who is searching your home with or without a warrant.

Duty to assist

(3) The owner or person in charge of the place and every person in the place must give all assistance that is reasonably required to enable the inspector to perform their functions under this section and must provide any documents or information, and access to any data, that are reasonably required for that purpose.

Anyone who does not side with him, as in the case of Bill C-30, are obviously just child pornographers that haven’t been caught yet, right?  That is patently absurd, if not downright an abuse of his position, and an insult to every single Canadian who holds their Right to Privacy near and dear.

Vic Toews had the gall to stand in Parliament and say Canadians “can either stand with us or with the child pornographers,” as though the privacy concerns of regular, decent Canadians are of absolutely no importance at all.

A man of any decency would be ashamed of himself for making such a comparison, but it seems the Minister is not such a man.

Naturally, he denied making the statement until he was confronted with his own words on videotape, but that’s hardly surprising for a politician, is it?

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February 11, 2012

Vigilantism vs Self-Defense: Why Bob Rae is a buffoon completely out of touch with reality

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Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae is the perfect Liberal.  He hates his fellow citizens and believes the State should, indeed MUST be all-powerful, especially when it comes to a monopoly of force.  It is the state and ONLY the state who should be able to use force to repel attackers, not mere citizens.

For those of us of the lesser class, i.e. not a Liberal politician or a Prime Ministerial wannabe, and who must rely on ourselves and not armed bodyguards of the state, the Ian Thompson case takes on very special significance.  If he is convicted of the unsafe storage charges he currently faces, then the rest of us too, are doomed, should our lives be threatened as his was.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll know that in the early morning hours of August 22, 2010, Port Colborne, Ontario resident Ian Thomson used a legally-owned and registered handgun to fire warning shots over the heads of the three murderous cretins (no relation to our former prime minister) who were attempting to kill him by burning down Mr. Thomson’s home with him inside it.

The police and Crown prosecutors have decided that saving his own life is not acceptable behaviour.  Instead, Crown prosecutors seem to be content that Ian Thomson should have dialed 9-1-1 and then promptly died at the hands of his attackers, like a good little sheeple.

A police officer actually had the gall to say that Thomson was able to retrieve his firearms “too quickly”, therefore he was obviously guilty of the unsafe storage of firearms.

It’s an asinine comment and an even more asinine conclusion to draw.  Ian Thomson’s life was in immediate and imminent danger from three men caught on video cameras screaming death threats and tossing Molotov cocktails at his home.  It was only his ability to retrieve his firearms and fire a couple of warning shots to scare off his would-be murderers that allows Ian Thomson to be alive to suffer the abusive prosecution he is currently facing, not to mention the moronic comments of that policeman and now Bob Rae.

This is beyond absurd.  If an inmate inside a maximum security prison can use a concealed weapon to kill another inmate according the the Supreme Court of Canada (R. v. Kerr, [2004] 2 S.C.R. 371, 2004 SCC 44), then why can’t a man with no criminal record and a legally-owned firearms defend his life against three men actively trying to murder him?

Interim Liberal Party Leader and Chief Fantasy-land Dweller Bob Rae believes that what Ian Thomson did is best characterized as “vigilantism”, making Bob Rae about the only Canadian who is this mind-numbingly stupid.

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January 18, 2012

NDP’s François Pilon the latest nutbar to buy into Gun Registry Lies and Deceit

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It’s really not surprising to find more NDP hacks coming out of the woodwork crowing how the country will collapse into anarchy of the error-riddled gun registry is killed, as Conservatives plan.

NDP-Hack-Franscois-PilonClearly looking for some easy and free publicity, Pilon used the Laval Police Department chief as his crutch to stand before the usual media circus to claim “the sky is falling!”

I guess he couldn’t be bothered to pay attention when the hearings for Bill C-19 were going on late last year.  If he had bothered to pay attention, he would have heard the head of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) actually admit, under oath and on camera, that the CACP has routinely fabricated the numbers of times the gun registry is used by police.  Their rationale? They needed a good sound-byte to “prove” the gun registry is a success, despite all the actual facts proving quite the opposite.

Ah, the life of an NDP political hack… must be nice to parade your pathetic and soulless carcass before media cameras and have the good Taxpayers of Canada pay you over $160,000 per year to do it!

“The adoption of C-19 will mean police officers will no longer have any means to know where they can find long guns,” says NDP hack François Pilon.

“It is a vital tool for preserving Canadians’ safety – often women and children living in a conjugal violence context – but also to fight firearms contraband. The planned destruction of all the registry data will instantly deprive police officers of the much needed information they use to trace these firearms.”

What a joke.  I am willing to bet you there isn’t a cop in North America, not just Canada, who is willing to attend a domestic violence call accepting the word of a police database that there are no firearms present.

Doing so is practically guaranteeing their own death!

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January 7, 2012

Christy Clark’s Overblown Sense of Entitlement

Christy Clark: BC's ditzy and unelected premier
Christy Clark: BC's ditzy and unelected premier

Christy Clark: BC’s ditzy and unelected premier

BC’s unelected Premier, Christy Clark, has really only done one thing since she began her run for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party: campaign.

She hasn’t stopped.  She’s transformed the Premier’s Office website into a grand spectacle promoting, not British Columbia, but herself.

Someone gave me a copy of the Chilliwack Progress published on December 22nd, 2011 because they thought it would be amusing to hear my response to the cover story of that edition.

The lead article’s title under a picture of the Unelected and Unaccountable One said:

“Conservatives could be ‘spoilers’: Clark”.

Christy Clark was in Chilliwack complaining about how hard-done-by she is in the wake of the resignation of longtime Chilliwack MLA Barry Penner.

“Governments almost always lose by-elections,” she whined on the front page.

She then went on to snivel about how “shocked” she would be if the staunchly conservative community sent an NDP MLA to Victoria after this by-election is over.  Clark shouldn’t be concerned about the NDP candidate, whoever that turns out to be, however.

She ought to be concerned about Chilliwack sending a Conservative MLA to Victoria to replace Barry Penner, because that’s who she is really up against in that riding.

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December 20, 2011

Bob Rae’s Hypocrisy (and the Liberal Party’s along with it) knows no bounds

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Watching the ongoing furor over the living conditions on the Attawapiskat reserve provides some amazing educational moments, if one is paying attention.  If you listen only to the mainstream media, you would think the manufactured crisis on Attawapiskat just happened.

You certainly are not told the truth of the matter, which is that living conditions on this reserve have been this bad for almost a generation!

Bob Rae, in his rush to find a good photo op, has managed to get the mainstream media to NOT ask him two very simple questions:

1. Why did you do nothing to help the residents of Attawapiskat when you were Premier of Ontario?

2. Why did the Liberal Party of Canada not do anything over 20 years ago when they were in Government and these very same issues were brought up on this very same reserve?

How convenient now that neither Rae nor the Liberals are in power that this is called a tragedy and a shame on the Conservative Party, who currently forms government?

Hypocritical is a much better word, I think.

Rae ignored the issue entirely when he was Premier of Ontario.

NDP mouthpiece and political opportunist Charlie Angus, strangely silent for over a decade on the issue that is in HIS own riding, is suddenly jumping on the bandwagon to blame Conservatives for the disaster that is Attawapiskat.

Mark Bonokoski explains what should be happening to Angus:

The NDP’s Charlie Angus, whose riding of Timmins-James Bay includes the frozen septic tank of Attawapiskat, has been riding the tragedy in that northern Cree community like a rented mule in order to make political points, all while he should be taken to task by the Ottawa press gallery for either dereliction of duty or slowness to react.

Attawapiskat is not new. It has been festering in Angus’ backyard for as long as he has been in the House of Commons and yet, only now, has he got truly vocal about the continuing Third World living conditions he has overseen since 2004.

It’s not a lack of money that’s causing the problems on Attawapiskat .  It’s greed.

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December 4, 2011

Poking fun at the NDP “elite”, who clearly know nothing about guns or gun laws

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The NDP is trying to make a name for themselves by protecting that most sacred of Sacred Cows in Canadian Politics, the gun registry.

NDP Leadership Hopeful Nathan Cullen Gun Registry Hater turned Sacred Cow Defender

It’s failed on every front imaginable, yet even NDP leadership candidate Nathan Cullen, who voted FOR scrapping the registry before, is now “seeing the light” and wants to save the miserable cow.  Apparently his constituents have now given up all their firearms and support their MP’s total about-face on this issue.

Yeah… I doubt it.

Someone came up with some fun parodies of the NDP ads that couldn’t get their facts right.

Here they are with some fun commentary from me to ease your way into a fine Saturday morning.

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November 8, 2011

So much for democracy in the New Democratic Party!

New Democratic Party Interim Leader Nycole Turmel

The New Democratic Party’s Interim Leader Nycole Turmel needs to pick up a dictionary and learn some basic facts, such as the definition of “democratic”.

Taking great offense at two MPs who voted the will of their constituents and supported the government’s bill to kill the long gun registry, Dictator Tumel sanctioned Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer and Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty.

DEMOCRATIC: 1. of, relating to, or favouring democracy

DEMOCRACY: 1 a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

Acting more like former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff than Jack Layton, Nycole Turmel demands blind obedience to her will, raising once again the question of whether a Member of Parliament is the people’s representative to Ottawa, or Ottawa’s representative to the people.

Clearly Turmel believes it is the latter.  MPs are her personal play-things, to be done with as she pleases and who will be punished if they disobey her every whim.

She stripped Hyer and Rafferty of their ability to make statements or ask in the House of Commons.  I had no idea that a dictator-wannabe like Turmel could prevent an MP from doing their job, but apparently she can.

Nobody seems to be challenging her on this point, that much is certain.

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