Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Danger - Ben and Henry at work

good readin'! HERE

Even more importantly, contrary to Paulson's claim, credit is not frozen, the US banking system is still lending significantly to the economy, as clearly demonstrated by the Fed's data, with bank credit still expanding at a high rate of 9% per year as of July 2008.
Only speculative loans face problems. Loans invested in real and economic-generating activities in agriculture, industry and commerce remain sound. The non-financial sector continues to have access to credit at low interest rates.

Bernanke, only concerned with investors' uncertainty, seems to ignore a basic and essential principle of central banking: it is the central bank, and not the Treasury, that manages, provides or withdraws liquidity from the financial sector. The Fed has injected massive liquidity since August 2007, put in place large lending facilities to banks and worked out large swap facilities with major central banks around the world to inject further liquidity.

It is absurd to have the government (ultimately the taxpayer) pay for the speculative losses of banks and hedge funds. Had banks invested wisely in productive activities they would not have faced their current problems of frozen speculative assets. In the case of hedge funds it is even more galling in that their billionaire executives pay a lower tax rate than do their secretaries!

Bush's speech-throwin'good money after bad

Ok, I forced myself to watch the little speech, the little address to the nation, I kept my barf bag, handy for fear of heaving my stomach contents.

And, yup, in a nutshell, reassure wall street and use fear to manipulate the people!

Am I psychic or what? Or is it just the same old same old?

The timing of the address made it quite clear this was for the benefit of wall street, done right before it opened, of course. After a brief rehash of what happened, here come the reassurances......

"assure our citizens and citizens around the world that this is not the end of the legislative process."

That is the assurance to investors, "our citizens and citizens around the world"

Then he says:
"it is not the end of the legislative process"
followed by

"it matters little what path a bill takes to become law. What matters is that we get a law."
Well what that means, is regardless of what the taxpayer says or wants, Mr Bush will just keep on trying , until he gets his way. What if he doesn't though?

Then we move on to the fear:
"We're facing a choice between action and the real prospect of economic hardship for millions of Americans,"

"For the financial security of many Americans, Congress must act."

"If our nation continues on this course the economic damage will be painful and damaging,"

"Our economy is depending on decisive action from the government, the sooner we address the problem the sooner we can get back on the path of growth and job creation."

What about the economic damage already going on? How come he fails to mention, the homeless, where is the help for them? What is he doing to keep people in their homes?
Job creation? Laughable, there is no job creation in the globalised world. There is job shifting, wage decreases. This is why this crisis came to fruition, amongst other reasons, the good decent paying wage jobs are gone!

So you see, no bail-out, things are just going to get worse for joe and jane taxpayer.
The way I see it, things are going to get worse either way. But at least the taxpayer will not have thrown good money after bad.

Bush's speech before the markets open.

All this handwringing for a crisis, encouraged by the Bush administration, Alan Greenspan, and the large banks and other financial players.

Bush will address the 'people', live this morning, before the stock markets open , in an "address to the nation." I want to start out by saying this little talk is not for Main Street, it is for Wall street.The timing of that is obvious. The bail-out didn't pass yesterday, and the stockmarket reacted in a totally expected way- it fell. Did anyone really expect otherwise?

I haven't seen this little talk , so I am going to speculate......

I think Bush will, first of all, reassure the markets.

Oh yes, fellow very rich and even richer we are working very hard, after all you are my base, my rangers and all that, and I will take care of you.

You see I just need a little more time to convince those ignorant main street types to give it up for you. I mean it is really all their fault anyway, never mind all the fraudulent speculative dealings that went on, the bundling and selling of all those bad mortgages was sheer genius. Spread the misery as they say. Ha ha ha.

But these people who defaulted and are now homeless, jobless, living in tent cities, THEY have got to right all your wrongs. These people, whose jobs are gone to China, Mexico, Vietnam and every other country that can be exploited for slave labour conditions, are the problem. I am going to work tirelessly to extract every last dime from them, until all your troubles are over!

How am I going to do this?
Why I am going to tell people, after I have reassured Wall Street of course, that they need to step up and make sacrifices to save the economy! That Wall Street must be saved, for them to be saved. Allelujiah and Amen!

Ok, those aren't quite the words he will use, he has speech writers afterall, but the gist of it is, reassure Wall St. that the Bush admin is working hard, which it is, to get this bail-out.
Then to use fear to manipulate to Main St. into supporting this bill. For their own good, of course.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Creating terrorists with terror laws.

The US has more people imprisoned then any other country in the world. Don't believe me, well you can read on that here, here or here. Why am I mentioning this at all?
What does this have to do with creating terrorists with terror laws?

Well how does one suppose, America came to incarcerate all those people?

Are the American people rampaging criminals?
Are they more prone to criminal behaviour, then other human beings?
I would say the answer to both of these questions is NO. Americans are people just like the rest of us the world over, so how is it , that in the land of the free, more of them end up in prison, then any other country?

Well, if this was any more obvious????.......More of them have been criminalized!

Laws have been passed that have turned more Americans into criminals then in any other country in the world!

Or to quote from one of the articles, I have linked to-
"We send more people to prison, for more different offenses, for longer periods of time than anybody else," he said.

Yes, there it is, that's the way it works. Pass laws, that enable people to be found guilty of more and different crimes. What a boon, for all sorts of reasons!

Now, how about when "terrorism" laws are created ? With the express purpose of creating (if necessary), finding, putting on trial and incarcerating alleged terrorists? Think of the subsequent boondoggle born of that, for law enforcement: extra tax dollars. For government, the ability to use the laws to take away individual civil rights. It is win/win for big government and law enforcement willing to tow a political agenda for dollar/electoral gain.

Recently Canada has seen it's very broad terror laws, succeed in finding guilty an alleged terrorist.

"Under the anti-terror legislation, the government doesn't need to prove an accused terrorist took part in or even knew about a specific plot."
All it has to prove is that he knowingly participated in the activities of a terrorist group and contributed either directly or indirectly to anything "enhancing" its abilities.

Pretty vague, eh?

That is the whole idea- But, "thanks to the wide net cast by new laws."

A 20-year-old man was yesterday found to be an "eager acolyte" to more senior suspects who discussed storming Parliament, and exploding truck bombs in downtown Toronto. Despite the fact there was no evidence that he planned, or even knew about, any specific plot, he was found guilty of participating in a terrorist group.

So let's say, you were paintball shooting with your friends, whom unbeknownst to you, were practicing for no good reasons at all. Your guilty! You will go to jail! You are a terrorist!

As in the US, with it's creation of a massive prison population, it is the laws that are created that make the criminals, and it is the terrorism laws created that make the terrorist.

And really, anything and anyone can be criminalized, you just pass the "right" laws..............

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Is the combat team, the last player needed for the game of martial law to begin ?

Hmm. maybe that is the October surprise?

Have you heard the news?

The 3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’. What an interesting concept for a combat team, to "help" people at home. Doublespeak! It leaves one wondering what kind of "home" needs help from a battle hardened combat team?

The new "skills" they're learning, to help people at home, are indeed impressive and all non-lethal of course.
"The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them."
See, the Colonel says it is the first ever non-lethal package that the army has fielded.

Besides shields ,batons and bean-bag bullets, they will have tasers.( sounds non-lethal, right?)
"I was the first guy in the brigade to get Tasered,” said Cloutier, describing the experience as “your worst muscle cramp ever — times 10 throughout your whole body.
"They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control"???

As if that isn't interesting enough, I noted this-
"Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command"

Northern Command?

I wondered, was it significant that they were assigned to Northern Command?

"USNORTHCOM’s AOR includes air, land and sea approaches and encompasses the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the surrounding water out to approximately 500 nautical miles. It also includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. The defense of Hawaii and our territories and possessions in the Pacific is the responsibility of U.S. Pacific Command. The defense of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is the responsibility of U.S. Southern Command. The commander of USNORTHCOM is responsible for theater security cooperation with Canada and Mexico."

Because when I read this, something else popped in my head. A news story from earlier this year, Feb 2008. This one I blogged on about here, and/or you can read about it here.

Canada, U.S. agree to use each other's troops in civil emergencies
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal?
The U.S. military's Northern Command, however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.
Then I have a huge flashback to this old news story, from 2006.

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps
A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities."

I urge you to give a read to that article, which ends with these words
"It is clear that the Bush administration is thinking seriously about martial law"

Now we come full circle, back to the news of this battle hardened bunch coming to "help people at home". This is the first time ever in history- "an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom." Well, will they be at home, in the US? Or will they be elsewhere? Or will they be with other troops?
I can't help but really, really wonder where is this all heading?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bush wears the mask of deceit, to lay blame at the people's feet.

Mr Bush had alot of makeup on, I noticed that. I even looked at some pics on line today of him.
I wondered why? I though of that make-up as the mask of deceit, he had to wear for the speech that followed.

I watched President Bush talk last night, not for long of course. I just can't take to much of that kind of baloney, so I have to limit it to reasonable amounts. I figure no one should have to subject themselves to such distortions, misrepresentation and fear.

And, that speech was overloaded with all of that!

Low interest rates, ease of access to credit, followed by a comment on massive foreign inflows of money are what brought the problem on Mr Bush says.

But, wait a minute, those low interest rates and the ease with which Americans could get credit. How was that all made possible?

Well, from the way Bush spoke, one would never realize that very little of this fiasco was the fault of people. Indeed, some people did make bad choices, many others, were shall I say "guided" there. But, Bush made no mention of unscrupulous mortgage brokers and their zeal for commissions, smoooth talkers, who were willing to commit fraud, if that is what it took.
No mention of a government that had a low interest rate policy and kept it in place, to ensure this debacle continued to grow in an unrealistic and unsustainable manner. The policies of Greenspan and the Bush administration were not even mentioned, remember after 9/11 "go shopping" or Bush saying "take the kids to Disney world" everything is okeydokey!
No, that is not mentioned at all.

When he moves on to the bundled investments sold world-wide by American institutions, to unsuspecting investors. He fails to mention the frauds committed by the sellers of the packages. The American institutions banks and others, who hid their bad debts, in triple A rated packages!!!

If you can believe that is possible,and it is, thanks to ratings firms such as Moody's.

To hear Bush speak, or should I say, to not hear a word of any of this crime, which has brought on this crisis was deceit at it highest level. No acknowledgement of these actions, no accountability, no heads will roll. Nothing.

You can read on that here, here and here, and that is just a hint of the fraud perptuated by big banks and others , on unsuspecting investors world-wide.

But wait,that too, was the fault of the people! Had individuals not taken out mortgages that they could not afford, none of this would have happened. Never mind all the fraud, forget it, it is you, the American taxpayer citizen is to blame. No faults lies with the mortgage companies, the big banks, the ratings companies

And what of the Bush administration roll? No mention of the fact that the Bush administration relied on the foreign investors to fund his rotten wars, and how he needed the people at home to think it was all okay. Indeed, the Bush administration and his "base" are blameless in the face of all the reckless taxpayers who abused the system!

And now, reckless taxpayer citizen, you will pay, and pay and pay. If you don't you will lose it all.
Because, you are to blame!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Greyhound stabbing # 2 update

Man blames Ontario police for Greyhound bus attack

and this indeed is where IMO the problem lies. Everyone is blaming Greyhound. Why would the driver have thought the police would buy a ticket and put a man on the bus with a knife in his possession? Who had requested psychiatric help? Who had just been arrested and released, and who was charged with a number of offences, all the day prior to putting him on the bus?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bank of China buys stake in Rothschild bank

Was this the way to get access to the Chinese market? Or was it tied to the credit crisis?

Bank of China to buy 20% stake in Edmond De Rothschild

Bank of China buys stake in France's Rothschild

Greyhound stabbing 2 and the strange role of law enforcement, again!

You know when I caught this story yesterday, I thought, what is up with this!

As anyone knows, or should know by now, during the first stabbing incident on the Greyhound Bus in which Tim McLean was killed by Vince Li, the RCMP did nothing but stand around outside of the bus for nearly 5 hours. No taser, no tear gas, nothing! They in fact moved traumatised passengers to the front of the bus for a better view of this atrocious murder. There is enough information posted on this blog to read all about it, hit the tags at the bottom , you'll find it.

Now this most recent stabbing on a Greyhound, which took place this past Sunday, oddly enough on the bus either bound for/or leaving Winnipeg, depending on which media outlet you read. Tim McLean was going home to Winnipeg.

And, who put the assailant on the bus, the OPP! Including buying the man the bus ticket.

Ont. police put stabbing suspect on Greyhound bus
A man arrested for allegedly stabbing a Greyhound passenger on Sunday was put on the bus in northwestern Ontario by police officers just hours before the attack, other passengers said Monday.
Sgt. Larry Ross with the Wawa municipal police told CBC News that police had helped a man obtain a bus ticket earlier on Sunday, after an earlier encounter with police.

So, this fellow, had been arrested previously, incarcerated, released, went back to the police station, asking for psychological help, he is taken to the hospital by the police, examined by a doctor, who assesses him but "The doctor on duty deemed there was insufficient grounds under the Mental Health Act to detain him, and [he] was subsequently released," Ross said."

Then he is bought a bus ticket and put on the bus by the OPP?

Back up that train!

I do not see why when the man requested psychological help, he was not given the help he himself asked for. I am aware that the mentally ill are entitled to decide for themselves, but it is quite clear he had in fact made that decision and asked for help. Therefore, it would seem it was not necessary under the mental health act to detain him against his will. Since his will was clear, he went to the police station and asked for help, psychological help!

Here is a link to the act:

Mental Health Act Canada

Voluntary admissions

20 (1) A director may admit any person to the designated facility

(a) if the person

(i) has reached 16 years of age and requests admission, or

(ii) is under 16 years of age and a parent or guardian of the person requests that the person be admitted, and

(b) if the director is satisfied that the person has been examined by a physician who is of the opinion that the person is a person with a mental disorder.

Therefore since the attacker was NOT under 16 and had requested psychological help, he should have been admitted. Since he was NOT under 16, a physicians examination was not required.

Since he had requested psychological help, there was no reason for him not to have received it. He had already been arrested for disturbing the peace, had a previous criminal record, was also charged for breach of probation as was reported here

Roberts, from Manitouwadge, about 400 kilometres east of Thunder Bay, was charged with aggravated assault and two counts of breach of probation.

After the attack, he asked to be left off of the bus and was found wandering on the highway.

None of this makes a bit of sense. To buy a bus ticket for a criminal, with what kind of criminal history, who acknowledges being mentally unstable??? It leaves me scratching my head.

So now it seems that video was not evidence in the trial of the Toronto 18

This video "evidence", that was played on Canadian news last week, despite a publication ban on evidence in the trial, has taken an interesting turn in it's story.

Despite the media's claim that this footage was shown as "evidence" in the Toronto area trials, it turns out, it never was! It is being reported: Court here didn't know about video

But contrary to other media reports, it was never tendered as evidence in the Canadian case.

"Shot during a 12-day camp in December 2005 near Washago, Ont., the video shows men in camouflage fatigues, firing paintball guns, handling a 9-mm handgun and waving a black flag. The sound includes Arabic music, explosion noises and shouts of "God is Great."
(Done like a soundtrack over the footage, the people in the video are NOT chanting or shouting, nor exploding anything)

Defence lawyer Michael Moon doubts it will hurt his client's case, saying there's nothing "sinister" in it. "They're just horsing around, play-fighting in the snow," he said. "If you take out the criminal acts being committed by the Crown's agent, who's showing the others how to use an illegal gun, where are the terrorist acts?"

There aren't any, unless playing paintball is now a terrorist activity?

"Potential jurors may form an opinion about the case without the benefit of other evidence that would put the imagery of the video in its proper context," said Raymond Motee, who represents one of the adults arrested in 2006.
I would say that is exactly what this video was "outed" at this time. Since this whole case has, by design, played out in the court of public opinion. The actual trial itself, has been falling apart from day 1.

What makes the leak suspicious:
The fact that an election is on right now,
The fact that the trials are going so poorly, but more men are still awaiting trial and this definitely taints the potential jury pool and their ability to have a fair trial.

I am also wondering how the Canadian media found out about this obscure website?
Did someone point them in the right direction?

Monday, September 22, 2008

great interviews: Global Research News Hour
Maggie, this will interest you greatly!
MP3 Files: Hour 1, Hour 2
Playlist Files: PLS M3U

This Week's Guest: Danny Schechter and Ilan Pappe
Host: Stephen Lendman

Danny Schechter is a media activist, critic, independent filmmaker, TV producer as well as an author and lecturer on media and other issues. Some call him "The News Dissector," and that's the name of his popular blog on media issues. He's also co-founder of www.MediaChannel.org. It covers the political, cultural and social impacts of the media and provides real information about it unavailable in the mainstream. Schechter has a new book out titled: "Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal." An in-depth review is posted on www.GlobalResearch.ca. The program will focus on the book's vitally important material given the current world financial crisis affecting everyone.

Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian, now living in the UK and teaching at the University of Exeter where he chairs the Department of History and is co-director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies. Formerly, he was the academic head and founder of the Institute for Peace studies in Givat Haviva Israel (1992 - 2000) and Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa (2000 - 2008). Pappe is an academic and human rights activist "who believes that commitment and professionalism do not necessarily clash, but rather reinforce each other." He writes extensively on the Middle East and authored numerous books, including "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine." The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other Middle East issues will be discussed on the program.

BTW: Danny Schechters documentary In Debt We Trust is excellent. Watch it!

What is going on with Dave McGowan?

His site, is overloaded. I am listening to him on Meria Heller show right now!

The Laurel Canyon series, aided by his stints on Meria, have put him over the top, as he said.
He feels that part of the popularity of this series, stems from celebrity driven culture we live in.

Perhaps, Dave will be looking for a new home for his website?

BTW: in the interview Meria and Dave discuss his book, Understanding the F-word in relation to another topic- Obama.
Last week Meria had interviewed Webster Tarpley on a biography he has written on Obama, and in his book, Tarpley notes that Obama has" missing years" in his bio. Years that information could not be found on.
Meria mentions this to Dave McGowan as this is the theme in part of his book, specifically Part 2: Century of Illusions- The American Presidency. In that section he makes note of how many US president have ,what can be characterized, as "missing years" in their personal histories.

Webster Tarpley had found and mentioned that missing years appear, or should I say don't appear, in Obama's bio also.


Anyway, as for Dave's site, popularity has overloaded it.

Oh, and one more thing an interesting little factoid. Obama is related to both Dick Cheney and George Bush. It is a small world!

Obama is vice-president's distant cousin, says Cheney's wife

But there is one element of his family history that has remained obscure: his eighth cousin is Dick Cheney.

Last month the Chicago Sun-Times revealed the equally startling news that Mr Obama is an 11th cousin of President George Bush, thanks to a 17th-century Massachusetts couple, Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Soole.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

random videos available on line

OK, so we can peruse some video on-line of people shooting alot, with bullets flying .

I have renamed the videos so the words are manipulative & invoke suspicion.

Brainwashing the kids

Prepping more kids for "jihad"

Terrorists training for "21 virgin reward"

terrorist target practice for political targets

Note the words jihad, virgins, terror, terrorist, brainwashing.
We can be influenced to think a certain way by the words that are used in communications.

Or if someone tells you: "that is a terrorist training video", that is what we think we see, even if there is no real indication of that being true. Particularly susceptible are people who chooose to believe there is a terrorist under every bed. Cripes, half the job is already done for the person attempting to influence opinion in that case. Better to use some critical thinking skills.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Interesting video, on an even more interesting website.

Well hopefully you got to watch the video? Nobody, I know you can't so I will explain.

It is a 2 1/2 minute video of "evidence", but, like I said, this trial has a publication ban on it, so how did the "evidence" come into the hands of this website?
The claim is being made that the video was used as 'evidence' in a British terror trial and from there it made it's way to this American website. Why would this be the case, I would fail to see the relevance, as it has been alleged that the Toronto 18 is a 'homegrown terror ring'.
When they say that do they mean courtesy of Canadian law enforcement, CSIS and the RCMP? lol!

The first question that begs asking is what exactly is this video evidence of ?

This is a rundown of the video: campfire shots, random shaky footage, walking through the snow, faces covered, firing a gun, more walking through the snow in the woods, more campfire shots, donuts in the parking lot, a gun being fired, more walking through the snow, some rolling around in the snow shots. Some chanting and shouts of allah. That pretty much sums it up.

No faces shown to identify who the people are in the video, so this could be anyone, anywhere.
So what kind of evidence is this? Why no big beaming evil smiles on happy "terrorist" faces?

Now the site that posted the video

The NEFA foundation: Nine Eleven Find Answers
What is this foundation?

"The NEFA Foundation is a non-profit organization created after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Foundation strives to help prevent future tragedies in the U.S. and abroad by exposing those responsible for planning, funding, and executing terrorist activities, with a particular emphasis on Islamic militant organizations.

The alleged founder of NEFA is M.T. Hayes , here is the blurb on her:

M.T. Hayes, a founder of the NEFA Foundation, is the President and CEO of the NEFA Foundation. Her noteworthy successes over the past two decades, in numerous areas of non-profit leadership, made her the ideal person to shape and lead this unique organization. Her expertise in the areas of strategic planning; communications; board development; and philanthropy has helped numerous non-profits reach their organizational and financial goals. Hayes is an experienced researcher, writer, and editor, and is a creative professional whose strategic perspective and enthusiastic commitment to the work of the Foundation have proven to be an invaluable resource. Hayes has served on numerous boards and as both president and international delegate of professional organizations. An effective speaker, Hayes speaks regularly to audiences on the subjects of non-profit board recruitment and development.

Now when I put M.T. Hayes into the google search , what comes up? Nothing on this person.
When I put M.T. Hayes researcher, in the google search the only hit that comes up is NEFA.
That's it!
This person MT Hayes who for the past twenty years has had "noteworthy success", in all these alleged areas of expertise, appears to have nothing but NEFA to her credit. Interesting!

Also notice, when you go to the website you will note there is no picture of this successful researcher philanthropist of two decades. Yet there are pictures and bio's of the other NEFA members. Many of whom have ties to the US Justice Dept, the Dutch Ministry of Defence, FBI, Homeland Security, etc., Interesting check it out!

What is not clear about this group?
Does it founder really exist? No picture, nothing comes up in the search, nadda.
This non-profit group as it so claims, which one assumes has a ring of charity to it, but, I don't think so. Where are they getting the money to pay the people who do this alleged work for this foundation? Who funds this foundation? Could this foundation be sponsored by the US government? It would definitely be non-profit, if salaries are simply paid for by the US gov., via taxpayer dollars, wouldn't it? Of course it would!

Like I said, interesting video, but even more interesting is who posted the video to the website
( I am getting a Muslims against Sharia sort of vibe from this place, with the non-existent leader et al.

Friday, September 19, 2008

BTW google blogger is really being difficult

My posts aren't showing properly for editting so bear with me and sincerest apologies, I am trying!

Just in time for the election- a terrorist video for Canada!

Well, well , well so an alleged terror video, involving the Toronto 18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10......
You get the drift, hopefully? The ever-shrinking terror group whose trial has a publication ban, had some video "evidence" posted on an American website. Curious? Indeed, and so is the website that posted it.

Here is a link to this story. Watch the video, can you spot the issues any thinking person would have with it? Is this alleged tape?

American Group Posts Alleged Canadian Terror Video

Failure just isn't the same for the rich as the poor !!!!

Look, I am no financial expert but this much is obvious, it is so obvious, it is a no-brainer.
Let me lay it out for you as simply as I can, using these headlines as examples.

What is wrong with this?

In hard times, tent cities rise across the country
Homeless encampments are springing up around the country, including this one next to the homeless shelter in downtown Reno, Nev.
Versus this?
Bad-debt bank in pipeline

The real fact of the matter is there is no "Capitalism" for the uber-wealthy and their big corporations. They are not subjected to the free market constraints, the best, brightest & hardest working succeed and are rewarded ,with the poorest failing.

Capitalism and the free market and all it's supposed attributes etc., are what is forced on the regular working stiffs. Ya know, the middle and lower classes.

For the uber-wealthy corporate crowd failure means the government will take the taxes amassed from the working classes, whose backs are broken already under the weight of this corporate greed gone wrong, and will bail the alleged "movers and shakers" of the corporate world out. For the rich and big business there are corporate hand-outs or corporate welfare! Have no fear, the idiots of the crashed economy are taking their golden parachutes with them!
In this scenario failure means bail-out.

What is there for the working classes? For them failure means something altogether different. See the people sleeping in the tents? Tents in parking lots! No golden parachute. None of their own tax dollars are of any benefit to them! For them, there are job losses, home losses, pension losses, healthcare losses etc. etc. That is no bail-out for them.
In this scenario failure means your on your own!

Failure, it just isn't the same for the rich as the poor.

The banks, insurance companies, etc. in their lust and greed for short term gain, brought long term pain to bear on so many, the world over. So, why aren't they in the tents?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

London Bombings 7/7

teacher.paris left this link here and this is quite a good little documentary, so thanks!

Ludicrous Diversion - 7/7 London Bombings Documentary

If this subject interests you there is a great book on this incident, and I mean really good, I read it and highly recommend it!!!!!

The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry
By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Here is his blog The Cutting Edge

Will a pro-west win in the Ukraine be bought and paid for again

Just a little update on the Ukraine situation-

As we know the ruling coalition collapsed. What brought it on, was a curtailing of Presidential powers for the pro-US/NATO President Victor Yushchenko, by the opposition and supported by the Prime Minister. From the article here

"Yushchenko's allies pulled out of the coalition after Tymoshenko sided with opposition lawmakers to curtail presidential powers."

What were these presidential powers? Were they related to his lack of popularity amongst voters? It is not a stretch to say Yushchenko is none to popular with the people of the Ukraine, his insistence on joining NATO despite little support for the move is undoubtedly contributing to this.

"Yushchenko, who has made NATO membership the central theme of his four-year presidency, promised that Ukraine would eventually join the Western alliance, and he vowed to overcome domestic resistance to NATO.

Opinion polls show more than half of Ukrainians oppose membership, with opposition strongest in the Russian-speaking regions in the east and south, including Crimea."

Crimea is not a 'region' , it is an autonomous region, different from the other areas of the Ukraine. It's own government, constitution etc. Digressing? I know. But, it has to be made clear.

Just how unpopular is Yushchenko?
According to an article from the Kyiv Post, support for Yushchenko is so low, it is almost non-existent. You would never know that from reading our western media, which always tell us the 'truth', or some version of it? I never know quite what version though?

But, if elections were held this month, the numbers, according to a recent poll by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, look like this.

Yushchenko’s camp would only receive 3.8 percent of the votes.
Tymoshenko’s bloc could gain strength from a new election, receiving 24.1 percent support.
Party of Regions (pro-russian led by ex­Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych,) would garner 23.3 percent.

So Yulia Tymoshenko , or as I call her Princess Leia, holds the upper hand.
As for Yushchenko, his numbers are so low , this guy has almost no support. Is this why he had his powers curtailed? It seems there is no way he can win an election without some major western 'intervention'.
America start throwing the money around, you to Soros!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Crimea the pain in the Ukraines backside

Breaking news today out of the Ukraine.

Ukraine's pro-western coalition government collapses today.

"I officially announce the collapse of the coalition of democratic forces," parliament speaker Arseny Yatsenyuk told lawmakers.

and so it goes! Where is it going? I sure as hell don't know?
Where am I going with this? Hmmmm. Just speculating. Let's call this Kosovo blowback Pt2?

President Viktor Yushchenko accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to destabilize Ukraine by encouraging separatists in the Crimea, as fears grow about Russia's willingness to throw its weight around the former Soviet Union.

Seperatists in Crimea? Well it is really a little more then seperatists in the Crimea. It is infact that Crimea is already an autonomous region in the Ukraine.

A little history:
After several years of negotiations, Crimea became an "Autonomous Republic" within the nation of Ukraine. Crimea has its own constitution, government and legislature and certain other rights that keep it from being just another region (oblast) of Ukraine. Another touchy area of concern was the existence of the Soviet Black Sea naval fleet in the port of Sevastopol. (btw, it looks gorgeous there)

Does that at all sound familiar? You know seperatists in Georgia, that were already actually autonomous regions........

Crimea: Divided peninsula plays host to Russian warships and Ukrainian pride
Nationalist Crimean MPs now liken Crimea to Kosovo - the former Serbian province largely recognised as independent by the west this year. According to Leonid Grach, a pro-Russian communist MP, Crimea will declare itself independent should Yushchenko press ahead with his plans for Ukraine to join Nato.
If Yushchenko declares that Russia is the enemy, Crimea won't accept it," Grach said. "It means that Ukraine will break up. In Crimea there will be a war - maybe even a world war." Ukraine should renounce Nato, agree a friendship and cooperation treaty with Russia, and prolong the lease for Russia's Black Sea fleet, Grach said.
Nobody doubts that staging a coup in Sevastopol would be easy. The Russian flag already flies above many of the town's elegant and classical Stalin-era buildings belonging to the Black Sea fleet. Locals would merely need to tie up a few Ukrainian officials. Ukraine's government would be reluctant to reclaim the town by force, fearful of provoking an all-out military conflict with Russia.

How is this going to play out in the Ukraine? Will Crimea want to go back to Russia?
Will Russia recognize Crimea? What if a pro-russian leader wins in the Ukraine?

Reading Brzezinski's book, Grand Chessboard he speaks of how very vital the Ukraine is to Russia, necessary for Empire potential. Therefore it would make sense, if this is correct, that it is important to the US that the Ukraine does not fall into Russias sphere of influence.

Monday, September 15, 2008

THE ISRAELI LOBBY- documentary

Link to an interesting documentary. One we will never see in main stream media North America.
Rather like that new 9/11 documentary- ZERO

The documentary originated here:

VPRO Television is a national public broadcasting company in the Netherlands. It has a long-standing tradition in the production of political, social, and cultural documentaries throughout the world.


Is one allowed to question that reality, or is the pro-Israel lobby so strong, financially and politically, that the relationship with Israel is taboo and therefore unmentionable? And what happens to those who dare expose the unmentionable? In March 2006 the American political scientists John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) and Steve Walt (Harvard) published the controversial article 'The Israel Lobby and US foreign policy'. In it they state that it is not, or no longer, expedient for the US to support and protect present-day Israel. Together with the power shifts in Congress and the increasing doubts about the current Middle-East policy, this could become the fuse in the powder keg. Backlight talks to the people concerned in this 'new realism' debate. The documentary sheds light on both parties involved in the discussion: those who wish to maintain the strong tie between the US and Israel (Neocon Richard Perle, the Lebanese Christian Brigitte Gabriel and evangelist John Hagee, the lobby club AIPAC), and those who were critical of it and not infrequently became 'victims' of the lobby. Member of Congress Earl Hilliard from Alabama advocated a rapprochement with the Arab world and was promptly ousted by a political adversary who had the support of Aipac money.

The historian Tony Judt, who tried to maintain that Israel was becoming a belligerent and intolerant ethno-state, driven by religion, found a lecture canceled at the last minute. And the Human Rights Watch Director Kenneth Roth was personally attacked after he had criticized the violence Israel had used in the mini-war against Lebanon last summer. Finally the question arises in how far the pro-Israel lobby ultimately determines the military and political importance of Israel itself. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (Colin Powell's ex chief-of-staff) explains in how far the lobby's influence affects the decision-making structure in the White House. Member of Congress and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is asked in how far today's politicians can stay out of reach of the long arm of the pro-Israel lobby. The lobby, Congress, the White House and Israel itself seem to have ended up in a suffocating embrace: will it ever change and how could it?

better to watch and decide for ourselves, then have people TELL US what they want us to know.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Election annoyance Syndrome

This may possibly be a rambling incoherent post, but I just don't care. I am annoyed. I have election annoyance syndrome. It is a condition suffered by the aware, who can see the lies, yet watch aghast as the unaware soak it all in.

The election is on in Canada, and given the sleeping citizens of this country, who wouldn't know information if it jumped up and bit'em in the butt, it is being proclaimed a conservative majority win.
Is this because if the media tells Canadians that enough times, it will be?
Is this because the liberal leader is so poor, so weak, so fluffy, that people will actually vote conservative?
Since the liberal leader chose to campaign on a carbon tax , my god man, a carbon tax, what brilliance! The carbon tax is as bogus as Dion's leadership!
It is a consumption tax, what kind of an election move is that?
Then Harper had his remake into a caring fellow, so Canadians can feel the Harper "warm fuzzies"
So it's a choice between the fuzzy Harper and fluffy Dion.

Clue: we don't need the warm fuzzies, or the soft fluffies. We need a government that acts in the interest of Canadians, what Canadians want, what Canadians need, what is important to the Canadian electorate.

Not what is important to Big Banks, Big business or the SPP lobbyists.

I read an article today, that alleges Canada has moved more to the "right".
Which Canada is that? The one that the media tells us about?
The mainstream media Canada, doesn't appear to be the same Canada that didn't want to go to Iraq. The Canada that wants the troops out of Afghanistan. The Canada that wants marijuana possession decriminalized and stop wasting taxpayer dollars to police this nonsense. The Canada that when asked wants their healthcare program to remain for all.
So what Canada has moved more to the right?
It isn't the Canada I live in!

In the Canada I live in, most people don't know who the hell to vote for!
Harper is to shifty, not trustworthy.
Dion can't even speak English correctly, and ain't no leader.
One lady told me she was going to spoil her ballot!

So much for the decisive Canada of the media's making.

The other day Harper said this "We will significantly increase the threshold of foreign investments" Well of course he will! But who is he saying that to? When your gearing up for the North American Union what else would you say and who would you say that to?

In 1984, Brian Mulroney (Mulroney-most hated Prime Minister) went to the US and said "Canada is open for business"
Well, of course he said that, because that was time of the infamous Free Trade agreement.
Who was Mr Mulroney saying those words to then? Well since he said them in New York, it isn't a stretch to say, he was not speaking to Canadians. Nor is Mr. Harper.
He is, as Mulroney was, speaking to foreign businesses.

It is like there has always been two election campains run, the real one, and the bogus lip service one, where pie in the sky promises are made to the electorate, whom are quickly run roughshod by the government.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


This is a Gun's and Butter show for Sept 10th

This interview covers Project Censored news, and NAU news. That is the North American Union.
NAU is the end of Canada, Mexico and the US as we all know it.
Including the NAU highway project
Interviewed in this program are:
Steve Lendman
Mickey Huff
Peter Philip

Friday, September 12, 2008

"The sane society" or not !

When I come here, I feel the most interesting and thoughtful people are all in one place, accessible no matter how far away they live.
When I saw this article I thought of you all, the square pegs, who don't quite fit into your prescribed circles.
You who ask questions and wonder why.
And maybe sometimes you say to yourself, while looking around at people and places or catching up on the latest, "things are just not right"
Or if your nobody you might say something like "headfuck" hehehe!

This is a most interesting article. "Has American Society Gone Insane?"

It seems in 1955 this man Erich Fromm wrote a book called "The Sane Society" and he makes some most interesting points. Some very relevant points for us today.

Fromm wrote,
"Yet many psychiatrists and psychologists refuse to entertain the idea that society as a whole may be lacking in sanity. They hold that the problem of mental health in a
society is only that of the number of 'unadjusted' individuals, and not of a possible unadjustment of the culture itself."
"An unhealthy society is one which creates mutual hostility (and) distrust, which transforms man into an instrument of use and exploitation for others, which deprives him of a sense of self, except in as much as he submits to others or becomes an automaton."

The author of this article says:

"Fromm viewed American society as an increasingly unhealthy one, in which people routinely experience painful alienation that fuels emotional and behavioral difficulties"

Then Fromme in this book becomes even more brilliant in his thoughts-

"Today the function of psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis threatens to become the tool in the manipulation of man. The specialists in this field tell you what the 'normal' person is, and, correspondingly, what is wrong with you; they devise the methods to help you adjust, be happy, be normal."

I would not claim that it is just American society that is increasingly unhealthy, I would claim, that it is what is known as western society, as a whole. From the US, Canada, Europe & Australia these societies are out and out unhealthy! ( no insults intended to anyone)

I may have to hunt around for this book? I wonder what the possibility of actually finding it is?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reflecting on 9/11

Today is the 7th anniversay of the 9/11 attacks.
It is hard to believe that so much time has passed already.

Personally speaking, life has gone on, with it's ups and downs, and twists and turns.
Happiness and sadness, joys and griefs.
But one thing has not changed for me

Not from this day 7 years ago, to the present time.
Because this day 7 years ago, I said, wow, those towers came down just like a controlled demolition.
When I saw my spouse at the end of the day, those were my words.

As we sat glued to the tv screen, as I suspect a great many did that day.
We watched building number 7 come down.
It too, looked like a controlled demolition.

Those thoughts have never left my mind.

And, as the story circulated, of the man on dialysis, directing the box-cutter wielding hijackers, from the caves of Afghanistan and President Bush said - " Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th"

I still wonder to this day 7 years later, why it is, that anyone does tolerate the most outrageous conspiracy theory of all?

The official one.

So on this day, I will remember not just the people who died that day.
The citizens of America and many other countries, who were in the US at that time.
I will also remember the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan, for 9/11 was their death knell.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stephen Harper Conservatives- flip-floppin, bullying and prevaricating.

As all Canadians know by now, an election is on!
Aren't you all excited? It is the third one in four years.
Clearly our politicians are smitten by them, particularly Stephen Harper.
Though some polls I had seen, indicated Canadians thought the call unnecessary.

Yet somehow, Stephen thinks the odds are in his favour this time? Possibly a majority may be at hand. Or so the polls are indicating, but then, the polls indicated a majority both previous elections and that didn't happen!!

Wait a minute, hold that thought, the polls are in Mr Harper/Conservative parties favour?

Here is what Stephen said about that situation in 2006

"Fixed election dates prevent governments from calling snap elections for short-term political advantage," Harper said. "They level the playing field for all parties and the rules are clear for everybody."

"But fixed election dates stop leaders from trying to manipulate the calendar simply for partisan political advantage."

He said he was willing to give up a prerogative traditionally enjoyed by sitting prime ministers.

"I read the polls saying if I called an election now we would win a majority. The same polls also say no one wants an election now, and no one does want an unnecessary election. So unless we're defeated or prevented from governing we want to keep moving forward to make this minority parliament work over the next 3½ years."

Hmmm? Flip-floppin Harper? He who campaigned on fixed election dates?!
Calling a snap election because it is politically advantageous, though Canadians don't want one? You will note, we are not well into 2009.

Onward ho!

Then there was/is the dirty tricks book. I blogged on this one not to long ago. Refresh your memory here : The Canadian Conservatives and their dirty dealings book

Last year, the governing Conservatives prepared a secret handbook on how to disrupt parliamentary committees and create chaos. No mere pamphlet, the book ran to 200 pages.

So when Mr Harper complains that he can't work with the other parties in this minority government, he and his cronies have worked very hard to create the situation he claims is intolerable!

Hang on there is more:

The Chuck Cadman affair: Allegations of bribery by conservatives, to a dying MP, to swing the vote in favour of the Conservative Government. A tape indicates Stephen Harper knew all about. Harper feigned outrage and sued the Liberal party, except on Sept 03/08 , Stephen Harper testified he did indeed authorize for an offer to be made.

Oh and who can forget the election funding scandal, which is being investigated, but in the ultimate show of disdain to the Canadian people, the Tories just didn't bother to show up!
11 Tories no-shows at campaign-funding probe

Then more recently there was the Stephen Harper temper tantrum over Elizabeth Mays(Green party) inclusion in the leadership debate( Jack Layton is guilty here to):

Stephen Harper threatened he will not participate in the debate if Elizabeth May is included.
I say, that is his choice, who cares, but the media caved. May is out!
Amazing considering the Bloc Quebecois always participate!
Layton erred in my opionion, but at least he admitted it and he is hearing about it from NDP members. Harper in his typical style is skirting the issue, with his double speak political gibberish.

Would you vote for this nightmare of a government?
Oh yeah, I'll tackle the Liberals in another post.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You know you have to much money, when you use it to wrap gifts in!

I don't know about you but, when I buy a thank-you gift, it is usually less expensive then this lady's wrapping paper.
But then, my house is smaller and I have no 'wrapping room' either.
I just spread everything out on the floor, and go from there........

Edwina Rogers, wife of Washington lobbyist Ed Rogers demonstrates gift wrapping, in the 'wrapping room' of her 18,000 square foot mansion.

And, what is her wrapping paper of choice?

"She wraps her thank-yous in sheets of real dollar bills, purchased from the Bureau of Engraving."

A sheet of 30 actual $1.00 bills cost Edwina the paltry price of $55.00

Plutocrat Lesson No. 4–How to Wrap Gifts in Dollar Bills

There is a how-to video in case you want to know, how to line up your George Washington's just right! As if ?!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bogus news?, fear for 9/11 anniversary?, prepping false flag for Canada's oh so urgent election???

Heads Up!!!
This makes me say HMMMMM???????????????

ALLEGEDLY: Suspected Terrorists Staked Out Israeli Airline Workers In Toronto: Report
The Israeli national newspaper Haaretz claims members of a terror cell were spotted at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel conducting surveillance on El Al crew members who work on 767s that fly direct routes from Tel Aviv to Toronto.

Earlier this summer American news agencies reported that a Hezbollah cell was allegedly collecting information on Israeli sites in Canada, including the Israeli Embassy in Ottawa. Officials in Israel reportedly believe the group intends to carry out an attack on Israeli targets abroad in retaliation for the assassination of Imad Muhgniyeh, one of Hezbollah's top leaders - an attack that has been blamed on the Israeli intelligence service, the Mossad.

The alleged terrorist sighting in Toronto reportedly prompted the Israeli security agency Shin Bet to advise El Al to alter its operating protocols.

But then today!! check this out, this is so interesting

Monday 8th of September 2008
El Al downplays reported terrorist threat
By PAUL LUNGEN, Staff Reporter
Thursday, 11 September 2008
(Notice that date under the staff reporters name, that is as it appears. Interesting!)

TORONTO — The Canadian general manager of El Al Israel Airlines is downplaying an Israeli news report that suggested the airline’s personnel were being followed by Hezbollah terrorists in Toronto.

Dinah Kutner said that “it’s been blown out of proportion. A lot of things being reported are not accurate.”

Kutner declined to comment on the specifics of the story, saying, “It’s a security issue.”

The item originated with Channel 2, a private television station in Israel. It reported a Hezbollah terror cell tracked El Al flight crews in Toronto as part of a plan to attack them. It also reported the cell had been arrested and the terror alert level for Israelis had been raised to the highest level.

At the same time, the Israeli daily, Ha’aretz, reported that the suspected terrorists were seen at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, where El Al pilots and crew stay between flights.

This is on my mind at this time????
The Canada-Israel "Public Security" Agreement
Reading this makes me wonder what have Canada and Israel been cooperating on?

Asia's new 'great game' is all about pipelines

Secure routes needed to move Central Asia's vast energy resources to international markets

The quest for control of energy resources has been dubbed the "new great game" – a rivalry for pipeline routes to access energy resources in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea.

When the countries of Central Asia were part of the Soviet Union, their oil and gas flowed only to the north through Soviet-controlled pipelines. After the Soviet breakup in 1991, however, competing world powers began to explore ways to tap these enormous reserves and move them in other directions.
Pipelines are important today in the same way that railway building was important in the 19th century. They connect trading partners and influence the regional balance of power.
Both Georgia and Afghanistan are seen as energy bridges – transit routes for the export of land-locked hydrocarbons.
Washington has long promoted a gas pipeline south from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India. It would pass through Kandahar.
Realistic or not, construction is planned to start in 2010, and Canadian Forces are committed until December 2011. Richard Boucher, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, said last year: "One of our goals is to stabilize Afghanistan," and to link South and Central Asia "so that energy can flow to the south."
Unwittingly or willingly, Canadian forces are supporting American goals. (I'd say willingly)
The BTC (Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan) oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas pipeline that pass through Georgia to Turkey originate in Azerbaijan. Recently built, they are the jewels in the crown of U.S. strategy to secure energy resources that bypass Russia and reduce European dependence on pipelines from Russia. (and increase dependence on the US)
Two Central Asian countries are rich in hydrocarbons. According to the International Energy Agency, Turkmenistan has the world's fourth largest reserves of natural gas, while Kazakhstan's oil reserves are said to be three times those of the North Sea. Turkmenistan exports virtually all its gas to Russia. Last year, the presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan agreed on a new gas line north to expand the export system. Construction starts this summer.
China is tapping into Central Asia's treasure, too. There is a new pipeline that brings oil from Kazakhstan to China. And a gas pipeline is being built from Turkmenistan through Kazakhstan to China.
The rivalry continues with plans for new gas lines to Central Europe.(the rivalry is between the US and Russia, with the US eroding Russia oil business interests, for a long time now. Whatever happened to free trade, and legit buying and selling rather them attempts at global imperialism through controlling energy. Free trade, what a pipedream!)
The Russians plan a line under the Black Sea to Bulgaria called South Stream, and the EU backs a project called Nabucco that would supply gas via Turkey.
As well, Washington is pushing for new pipelines under the Caspian Sea that would link Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan and the pipelines to Europe.
Energy has become an issue of strategic discussions at NATO. At recent NATO summits the United States sought to commit NATO to energy security activities, calling for NATO to guard pipelines and sea lanes. ( committing NATO to energy securities, well now that the threat of 'communism' is gone, I guess there has to be another bogus justification for the existence of NATO)
Last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said energy security required "unprecedented international co-operation, ... protecting and maintaining the world's energy supply system."
(For whose benefit? Certainly not Canada's, because Canada has it's own energy resources, and Harper is NOT doing this for Russia, so who would this be for?)
NATO proposals could have enormous consequences for Canada. U.S. strategic thinking is to get other NATO countries involved in guarding the world's oil and gas supplies. Canada is in danger of being drawn into long-term military commitments relating to energy.
(Canadians dying for strategic energy resources,that are not needed by Canadians, so basically the US can be the decider, and don't cross them, cause they will shut off the energy!)
It is a rather large article, but what is good about it is, the analysis is from the Canadian perspective of this geo-politcal nightmare.

Vince Li will not appear, just lawyers to update

thanks s!
So Vince Li will not appear today.
Psychiatric assessment extended for beheading suspect
WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg doctor has been granted more time to complete a court-ordered psychiatric assessment of murder suspect Vincent Li.

Crown and defence lawyers said Friday they have agreed to adjourn Li's case for another month to allow Dr. Frank Vattheur to continue meeting with Li to determine if he's fit to stand trial and/or criminally responsible for his alleged actions.

Li is scheduled to appear in Portage la Prairie, Man. court on Monday but won't be brought in that day. Instead, lawyers will briefly appear to explain the situation to a judge and adjourn the case until Oct. 6.

Forensic Psychiatry Program (HSC) Dr. Frank Vattheur University of Manitoba

Who requested the remand?

The lawyer for a man accused of beheading and cannibalizing another passenger on a bus says a psychiatrist needs more time to complete a report about whether the accused is fit to stand trial.

Defense lawyer Alan Libman said Monday the psychiatrist examining Vince Weiguang Li has asked for an extension. A judge ordered Li to undergo a psychiatric evaluation last month.

Libman says the report is not ready. He expects it to be ready Oct. 6.

*Li, who immigrated to Canada from China in 2004, is charged with second-degree murder in the July slaying of 22-year-old carnival worker Tim McLean — an attack which witnesses aboard the bus said appeared to be unprovoked. He has yet to enter a plea

*He immigrated in 2001 and became a canadian citizen in 2006

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vince Li appears in Court tomorrow

Li back in court Monday

The man charged with the gruesome slaying and decapitation of a Winnipeg man in July is due to be back in court next week.

Vince Weiguang Li is facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of Tim McLean Jr. on a Greyhound bus, about 20 kilometres west of Portage la Prairie on July 30.

Li has been undergoing a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation since his last court appearance. His case is scheduled to be back in Portage court on Sept. 8.

It will be interesting to note Li's demeanor at this appearance, because, I am of the opinion he was been drugged, during his previous appearance.
It's just what I think.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

2nd Part of that curious you tube video regarding the Greyhound Bus attack

As if the first video wasn't questionable enough, for all the reasons I already laid out, this second one is even more curious.
My opinion of the first one, in a nutshell, bogus. For what purpose, I don't know, but definitely what is presented in that video, is not as it seems.
The biggest glaring problem is the claim that the police state solutions were presented a year ago, but the video, does nothing to back that claim, nothing is dated. Neither the alleged letter nor the response, are dated, there is no post marked envelope presented as proof, the spelling is off, the schools name is wrong and more. The date the video was posted to Youtube, etc.

I made note of these anomolies in the previous post, here.

But the second video response and you can see it here is also weird, to say the least.
It was posted just a few days later, by the same person, who joined and posted these two videos and nothing else, the videos are both posted by someone who claims to be a 20 yr old American male.

Anyway, in this video, we have the alleged medical professional, whose expertise, seems to be in bio-warfare, rather then health care, admonishing Canadians to get up , take action, to bring the police state on!

What is stunning to me, is this person connects the bus incident to 9/11!
I'll quote the sentences-
" I saw security gaps based on my training, yet gaps and suggestions(basic) that served to ensure screening for all who use our internal transport systems, given Sept 11 and the manner in which our lives have changed"

Say What!
Our lives haven't changed. We still go to work , pay our bills, whatever...

What has changed is since 9/11, the governments of the world, have brought in police state laws, using fear, and the promise of safety, to have us accepting this nonsense.
9/11 is as bogus as the war on terror, it propogated.
What the hell is that? What kind of a person writes this stuff ?
Why does this sound as if it is written by a security agency with an agenda?
But it get's better, hold on.

"This perpetrator has now changed it in an even more profound manner in terms of how we travel, and how we as Canadians will be perceived as to the extreme actions he (vince li) has demonstrated. We need to act to ensure this dreadful crime never occurs again, and reveal once again that this was an abberation and is not a reflection of us as a people"

Whaat? Vince Li has changed how we travel in an even more profound manner then 9/11??
What kind of baloney is this?
Why would the Canadian people even think this is a reflection of them? It isn't!
This incident on the bus was a crime, committed by one person, not the rest of Canada, NOT all Canadians, and in no way reflects on Canadians as a people.
Why this specific comparison?

Hang on for more-

"We must search for the answers, yet balanced and not violate personal privacy. Yet, we must be willing to abdicate some (privacy) in this post Sept 11 world. Relinquishing some is not that dangerous at the present, yet in a balanced manner"

So , we must be willing to abdicate our rights to privacy in this post Sept 11th world?
What does the stabbing on the greyhound bus, have to do with Sept 11? NOTHING.
So who the hell writes like this and why? Why play the Sept 11 card in relation to a slaying on a bus, other then to play the angle of giving up freedoms for a false sense of "security"??
And, just who would be interested in seeing citizens relinquish rights and freedoms, other then a tyrant ? Or an authoritarian government, looking for a police state?

Not done yet:

"We live in one finite world and share one set of resources and we must be willing to protect it"

Like I said, I don't know what the point is really of these two completely creepy videos, but they are either done by a paranoid individual, or they were done by some security agency using the internet to attempt to influence opinion.

Maybe to get people to clamour for and love Big Brother?

Either way, both videos give me the creeps!

1.8 million dollar hacking theft led by convicted hacker

I am going to post this before it get's scrubbed. I want to see if this headline stays, and yes I will be so surprised!
Israeli allegedly led hacking theft

Published: Saturday, September 06, 2008

An Israeli hacker who broke into U.S. Department of Defense computers as a teenager is the alleged mastermind of a $1.8-million theft from a Calgary company.

Court documents obtained by the Herald provide additional details about how someone in Montreal allegedly hacked into computers belonging to Direct Cash Management Inc. in Calgary.

Ehud Tenenbaum, 29, remains in custody in Calgary after he and three others were arrested in Montreal in connection with the theft. All four are charged with fraudulent use of credit card data and fraud.


Investigators confirmed that Tenenbaum is believed to be responsible for hacking into the Calgary computers, while three accomplices were allegedly responsible for the bulk of the cash withdrawals.

"We can say that," Staff Sgt. Gordon Bull of the Calgary police commercial crime unit said.

Court documents said Montreal resident Priscilla Mastrangelo, 30, allegedly took $32,082. Ralph Jean-Francois, 28, and Spyros Xenoulis, 33, also of Montreal, allegedly took $6,585 and $1,001, respectively.

In 1998, when Tenenbaum was a teenager in Israel, he hacked into computers belonging to the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military.

After being convicted in that case, Tenenbaum briefly became a so-called "white hat" hacker, helping Israeli organizations protect their computer systems against cyberattacks.

Will Ehud Tenenbaum be heading back to Israel asap?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Dawson College School Shooter Coroners report released

The school shooting that took place a while ago, at Dawson College, has been in the news lately.

The coroner has said, ban guns, and that will solve the problem. Sound familiar?

Ok , specifically the coroner said, ban the type of guns the shooter Kimveer Gill used in the crime. Coroner says gun used by Dawson College killer should be banned

"Canada should seriously consider a ban on semi-automatic assault rifles like the one used to kill a teenage student and wound 16 other people at Dawson College two years ago, a coroner said Thursday"

Here are some other headlines from all round the world.
Canada: Call for Ban on Some Rifles
New York Times, United States - 10 hours ago
By IAN AUSTEN A coroner recommended in a report released Thursday that sales of semiautomatic, short-barreled rifles be banned in Canada. ...

Report: Canada should ban semi-automatic rifle
International Herald Tribune, France - 21 hours ago
AP MONTREAL: A Canadian coroner says in a new report that the government should ban the type of semiautomatic rifle used by a gunman who killed a student ...

So Canada should ban the semi-automatic rifle?

I disagree.

A problem with Kimveer Gill and one that was not addressed or even mentioned, and should be looked into was the medication Kimveer Gill was taking.
They talk about the fact he had a few drinks prior to the shooting, but was not intoxicated, or so they say, but who knows?
But the coroner makes no mention of the psychiatric drugs Kimveer Gill was on, or had recently stopped taking.
Don't want to bite the hands of big pharma?

But, it is true, Kimveer Gill was prescribed anti-depressants. What kind? Who knows?

This is his mom speaking

"Why didn't anyone notify us that he was feeling badly?" she asked, after a Quebec coroner told her that Kimveer Gill had seen a doctor, was prescribed antidepressants, but then stopped taking them."

"He told me he'd seen a doctor who gave him medication for anxiety, so I didn't know he was depressed."

Why is this never spoken of ? These prescription drugs. Are they really safe? Or are they contributing to this cycle of violence? This seems to be a recurrent theme in these shootings going all the way back to Columbine, that the shooters are on or recently have been on these types of meds. Yet everytime, the solution laid out for the populace is gun control, but if that is not really the problem what difference is it going to make?

Maggie, from Maggies Musings had left a link here regarding the numbers of shootings, including school shootings, connected to the use of prescription psychiatric drugs That list was a shocker. As maggie said "Just take a look at this database."

Wether guns, knives, sticks, stones or baseball bats are used as weapons, if the common factor is the prescription drugs then that is where the real problem lies.

Well take a look at the database, it's not possible that it is all coincidence.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Meria Heller Interviews Jim Marrs

On his new book The Rise of the Fourth Reich.

It is available at the free show link for a limited time, and it is very interesting.

Here is a link to the website of Jim Marrs

I have his book "The terror conspiracy".
It is on my list of "to reads" as opposed to "have reads".
Right now though, I am reading the book by Z Brzezinski- The Grand Chessboard

A rather curious Youtube video, regarding the Greyhound attack.

This is interesting, a video posted on You Tube.

This video claims to show what is alleged to be a PRIVATE letter from "a public health official", written to a Canadian government official.
The letter is alleged to have been sent to the Canadian government 1 year prior to the attack on the bus
This letter is alleged to be written by a "citizen" one would assume a Canadian, to the Canadian government.
I don't think so!

First of all, the alleged letter shown in the video, contains NO DATE. If you were going to make the claim of the letter being written a year in advance, wouldn't one think the date would be necessary to validate that claim?
The alleged response letter from the Canadian government also has NO DATE, for the reasons already stated these dates are important in validating the claim, but there are no dates.

Also when you watch this video, something else is wrong, that makes me think this alleged letter is bogus.
"Good day Honorable Minister Day"
Did you catch that?
If your American you won't , if your Canadian, you know this is NOT how a Canadian would write honorable, it would infact be written HONOURABLE. Same spelling the Brits would use. like here: The Right Honourable Stephen Joseph Harper

Then this Paul Alexander, a "public health official" goes on to dazzle with alleged expertise and knowledge, which interestingly is at "John Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene"

Off I went to John Hopkins site: which is known as the John Hopkins School of Public Health or the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
No use of the words "and Hygiene" is present. Of course it isn't, they dropped that name in 2001, that was seven years ago. But still the name the alleged official uses is NOT correct!
Prior to 2001 the original and correct name of the school was " Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health"
I would assume that someone who actually attended such a prestigious school, would know the correct name of their school.

The training the author of the letter claims to have received seems to be more along the line of causing terror through chemical releases.

"weaponizaton of pathogens" and "examination of small and large intentional releases of pathogen into cities"

The author of this alleged letter then lays out police state guidelines to deal with bus and rail travel.

such as this:
anyone entering the area must be on surveillance camera
anyone approaching the ticket area must be on surveillance
advance purchase must show picture ID
clerk must enter age , gender etc with ticket purchase

The author of the letter repeatedly refers to himself as a citizen ,and a federal servant. (but not employee or civil servant, which would be more correct terminology)

you can view the video here

Interestingly the video, was posted by an American. How did this American come to get a hold of these two letters, written by a Canadian, to the Canadian government? And, in such a timely and convenient fashion?

Why timely? It was posted
Why convenient? The video contains alleged solutions to potential transport problems in Canada
Timely and convenient, just when Canada and Canadians may be looking for solutions, oops, there they are?

I am of the opinion that the letters in this video are complete fabrication, unless it can be demonstrated otherwise.

There is no way of knowing wether these letters were actually written, sent, replied to, or if either of these letters actually exist at all, period!
The letter was not properly addressed, the spelling was wrong, the author of the letter couldn't even name the school he allegedly attended correctly, and it made it's way to Youtube far to quickly.

What the point of this video is , I am unsure. If it is a propaganda type piece, to sway public opinion, one can only hope people do not fall for it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Eurasian warfare, the vision courtesy of Mr. Brzezinski

From the man who brought the world the mujahadeens!

Put your hands together for his encore performance, the NEW COLD WAR!

Can't ever forget about US, Russia, and that entire area, of Eurasia, so let's see what's up with that!

Well this is interesting, and what is going to come of this?
Think it's not relevant? Think again.
Ukraine's governing coalition breaks up; bonds fall

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said Wednesday that he will dissolve parliament and call early elections if a new governing coalition is not formed within 30 days, according to media reports.

Recall, Yuschenko came to power with the "orange revolution" courtesy of the US and it's funding and behind the scene machinations
U.S. Played Big Role in Ukraine's Orange Revolution

And the most recently the Ukraine was making news over this:Ukraine snubs Moscow on port

Not to be missed was prior to the attack launched by Georgia, the US had troops, not only in Georgia, but also in the Ukraine. US troops to hold exercises in Georgia, Ukraine

That despite the fact the Ukraine people want no part of NATO, or the US troops, for that matter
Ukraine Crowd Tells US Troops to Leave Country

But, whoever said what the people want is what really matters?

So, lets see what comes of the election in the Ukraine, cause there is no way in hell the US wants to see a pro-russian government win, so watch for big money to be thrown at the Ukraine. It will positively rain down hard and heavy with American dollars.

Meanwhile Cheney is heating the cold war up with these most recent moves.
US VP Cheney assures Azerbaijan of U.S 'interest'
"Azerbaijan has some of the largest oil and gas reserves in the former Soviet Union."

or this, note the swiss press quotes cheney say "deep interest" which is more intense then just "interest" different audience, different words :
Cheney says U.S. has 'deep' interest in Caucasus allies
"The United States strongly believes that together with the nations of Europe, including Turkey, we must work with Azerbaijan and other countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia on additional routes for energy exports that ensure the free flow of resources," Cheney said.

Wouldn't want anyone to actually think it was freedom and democracy that was a cause for "deep interest" , or concern for the people, because that was the concern for Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom from tyranny etc.,

Tim Mcleans Mom shares her feelings.

Tim Mcleans Mom speaks in these videos, on her frustrations, on honouring Tim's memory and support from the public.

thanks S!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mclean family sues over beheading

Suit targets greyhound, attorney general and suspect

A Winnipeg law firm has filed a lawsuit against beheading suspect Vincent Li, Greyhound, and the Attorney General of Canada, claiming Tim McLean's death ought to have been prevented.

McLean was killed aboard a Greyhound bus near Portage la Prairie on July 30.

Lawyers representing McLean's father are holding a press conference in downtown Winnipeg this afternoon to announce that they have filed a statement of claim against Li, who has been charged with the crime, as well as Greyhound and the federal government.

The Winnipeg Sun will update the story as more details become available.

McLean Family Launches Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Audio clip of statement made by lawyer

Truck Driver at the Greyhound scene said cops should have shot attacker!

It is about time!

If the main stream media would have only had the guts to question what was going on at the scene, instead as it seems, it has been left to the bloggers and blog readers. That question has been asked here repeatedly for the past month. Why not shoot, use tear gas, use the tasers, etc.,
In fact the truck driver himself boarded the dam bus, but the armed to the teeth RCMP could not! As if this whole scene didn't stink to high heaven, now this?

What I also find most interesting is two things.......
First: Christopher Alguire told the police repeatedly to shoot the attacker, instead they stood around for 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

Secondly: He criticizes the rcmp for moving the passengers to the windshield of the bus, enabling them to witness the atrocities being committed to the young victims body, after he" shepherded" the passengers to the back of the bus
Why would the RCMP do that, unless the had intended to further traumatize the other bus riders? They had the highway closed in both directions, so there was no traffic danger.
There is no reasonable answer for this action.

RCMP should have shot bus killer, witness says

WINNIPEG -- A man who tried to intervene after the July 30 stabbing and beheading of a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus outside Portage la Prairie, Man., has criticized the RCMP over its actions in response to the frightening attack.

Speaking to the media for the first time, Christopher Alguire, a trucker, told CBC Radio Tuesday that police should not have hesitated to storm the bus after passengers got out, in order to spare Tim McLean's body from being mutilated by alleged killer Vincent Weiguang Li.

"I told the cops a few different times to shoot (Mr. Li)," said Mr. Alguire, echoing concerns previously expressed by Mr. McLean's family, "because he has no reason in this world to live anymore."

Instead, police surrounded the bus for hours, only taking Mr. Li into custody when he tried to escape through a window.

Mr. Alguire said he was driving past the scene when he stopped and tried to help. He described how he boarded the otherwise empty bus with the driver to find Mr. Li kneeling over Mr. McLean and working to sever his head at the back of the bus.

Mr. Alguire said Mr. Li then approached him in the aisle.

"We were staring each other in the face," Mr. Alguire said, adding he allowed Li to get within three metres before stepping off the bus and shutting Mr. Li inside.

Mr. Alguire says he shepherded passengers behind the bus so they couldn't see the atrocities inside.

He criticized police for later moving people to a spot where they could glimpse the activity inside through the windshield.

Mr. Li remains in custody.

additional links to read:

Reports say man critical of police response
Manitoba trucker speaks about role in aftermath of grisly Greyhound killing