Saturday, December 29, 2007

RCMP Investigator Exchange Program

A young man who was threatening suicide was shot by the Vernon RCMP after he brandished a knife at them when they went to arrest him on a mental health warrant. The RCMP's major crime section is investigating, as is the B.C. Coroners Service and the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP. And to avoid the feeling of a tainted investigation while police investigate themselves, the RCMP have asked an 'independent' investigator from Calgary police to conduct an investigation into Thursday's shooting.
Meanwhile in Calgary, police are baffled about why a 36-year-old woman died while in custody at an RCMP detachment north of Calgary early Thursday morning.
It is rumoured that Vernon RCMP may send an 'independent' investigator to Calgary to avoid the feeling of a tainted investigation while police investigate themselves.

Frozen Woolly Mammoth sent to Japan

The body of a frozen woolly mammoth has been discovered by a reindeer herder in a subarctic region of Siberia. It has its trunk and eyes virtually intact and even some fur remaining, said Alexei Tikhonov, deputy director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Zoological Institute. Wooly mammoths are thought to have existed between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago.
The Ice Age beast has been sent to Japan for study by scientists. Bi-ig mistake. The Japanese said they thought it would taste very good and were preparing vats of whale soup to go with it.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

BC Lotteries - butt out, you players

BC Lotteries refuses to release the names of the retailers with lottery terminals who won prizes over 10,000 dollars!
The winning ticket switch in Ontario is in the news right now because the Ontario Lottery Corporation went after someone who did it, taking a four million dollar prize for himself. The rightful holders of the winning numbers are getting their money and the OLC is suing the man to return the money. This is not because their lottery corporation did anything at all, it is because of an investigative TV program!
Switching tickets is a pretty easy thing to do. You go to your ticket retailer and ask him to check your numbers, he has already checked some numbers that he knows are not winners and keeps those slips near his cash register, he punches in your numbers, sees that it is a winning combination, then hands you the slip with the non-winning numbers and you walk away disappointed. He now pockets your ticket with the winning numbers, waits a few weeks and then claims the prize! YOUR prize. in the Ontario scam it was four million tax free dollars!
Here in BC a similar investigation took place. However, our trusty BCLC won't tell us who cheated us. Or how many. Of how much. They won't even state a reason. Privacy concerns? They tell us they can't tell you who might have cheated you out of your winnings, because those retailers might suffer business losses if it became known they cheated! What? Oh my gawd! Hardship! People might not want to buy lotto tickets from a cheater. No one at our BCLC seems to have even thought to take away their lotto business! Even if we cannot prove they cheated we still need to know what retailers won large amounts of cash.
It's time the BC Lottery Corporation showed us they are honest and policing their business. And willing to deal out harsh punishment. And we might ask how a corporation can prevent us from knowing the truth of the situation anyway? BC Government needs to step forward and fire someone for their arrogance at the BCLC.
But then it's a blind eye isn't it? They won't even call it gambling though that's what it is. Where is Tony Soprano when we need him? I'll gladly give him his cut if he gives me mine.
At least the Mafia would be fair and they know how to handle cheaters.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Gunpoint Medicine

It's coming folks. World slavery. They are starting in Maryland on the children, forcing parents to subject their children to state mandated vaccinations, saying the immunization would be for chicken pox and Hepatitus B. Many do not trust the health system spin.
In a scenario reminiscent of cattle round-ups, the state’s attorney has issued summons to more than 1600 parents of children who have not provided certificates of immunization for their children. Glen Ivey, the Attorney General said, "We can do this the easy way or the hard way, but it's gonna have to be done." Didn't I hear that line in a prison movie?
Many parents fear vaccinations because of the growing suspicions about autism and other problems. Even presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul, whose campaign is about taking government back to the people, believes in choice in the matter.
Others have dark suspicions that these immunizations are a forerunner of world domination by certain elite groups to gain control over the populace. Others believe that the new RDIF microchips could be implanted with vaccines. It's only a matter of public 'education'. And every new US passport has an RDIF chip in it. They'll know exactly where every single US citizen is when he's traveling. If they can get those under your skin ...
Scary? You bet it is.

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Big Game

Karlheinz Schreiber has testified. He told us some things. Brian Mulroney comes up soon. He'll deny everything. In all probability, Eddy Greenspan is advising Schreiber to slant left, let Mulroney counter to the right, then go back up the middle with the devastating tackle. Schreiber is playing to stay here. But he is only part of the Big Game. Mulroney wants him in the permanent German penalty box.
Normally Schreiber could enlist the Liberals for help in attacking Conservative Mulroney. But Conservative Harper has already threatened the unintelligible Dion: You tell things about me and I'll investigate Chretien, Martin and the Sponsorship Scandal. Which seems to have been swept under the astro-turf in the game among participants. The players are all dirty.
To the Liberals the game is strategy not truth. The NDP have a shrill voice but the other two fend off any attempt by them to appear the 'honest' party. The Green Party doesn't seem to pay attention to mind pollution. And without an active truth seeking media, we can't expect any revelations or resolutions. Investigative journalism is out indefinitely with an upper body injury. Likely concussion.
It might end up a tie game with no shoot-out. And no matter how much we spectators hiss, boo or cheer, we won't influence the outcome.
Too bad, we lose.

UPDATE: The latest polls show that most Canadians believe Schreiber over Mulroney.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Exxon Valdez - years later

After all these years. On March 24, 1989, one of the most devastating man-made disasters occured in Alaskan waters. The Exxon Valdez tanker spilled 10.8 million gallons of unrefined Alaskan crude oil into the sea. The wildlife deaths included Sea Otters, river otters, sea birds, ocras, bald eagles and anything else living in the coastal wilderness. Today, 18 years later, the once pristine area has still not recovered.
Litigation by Alaska resulted in damages and punative damages of up to 5 billion dollars. To date, Exxon has paid nothing. Constantly appealing all court decisions. Exxon's 2006 profit was $39.5 billion dollars, the most ever for a U.S. company.

This year, Exxon gave their CEO, Rex Tillerson a cash bonus and stock currently valued at close to $20 million! A nice reward for avoiding payment and looking after shareholders while sticking it to the citizens of the world.

The environment is of huge concern in 2007. It is time that North Americans began to punish the shareholders and these arrogant corporations themselves. By not buying their product.
You CAN make a difference. Don't buy Exxon or Esso gas. Start now. Change your gas credit card.
Corporations are now running the world, overruling sovereign nations and the public well being is at risk. If someone sailed a tanker into New York harbour and opened the valves it would have forced immediate punitive action. It could be argued that spilling oil in Prince William Sound's remote location has a far greater effect on our environment and future.
Do something.