Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fire the Vancouver Police!

I never thought I'd say this, because I think Chief Jim Chu is a nice man, but he is in way over his head and needs to be fired. And all those policemen who are now in Indianapolis analyzing footage of the rioters need to be brought back to Vancouver and put on desk duty. This is not a holiday! What is next? Quantico for FBI profiling? 

It is becoming obvious that something is up, and the Vancouver Police have no idea about how to do their job, nor do the prosecutors, nor does Vancouver Mayor Robertson, nor does the Premier of the Province, Christy Clark. She doesn't want to interfere with justice? Ask her how Gordon Campbell was able to actually STOP a trial when he was about to be implicated. (never mind, that's the old BC Rail scandal again)

It is almost like the Vancouver Police and everyone in a position of authority are trying desperately to avoid charging that doctor's son who turned himself in the next day! And maybe by outwaiting the public they will be able to lose him in the shuffle somewhere! 

There seems to be no reason to study more footage of the rioters except to ID new people discovered to be rioting or looting. Going off to some American facility to enhance whatever pictures they have will only allow the lawyers for the perps to cry photoshop, loud and clear and deny the images as tainted evidence!
What about the rioters who have already admitted guilt? Why are they not even in jail yet! Instead of telling us you will arrest 40 people on October 31st, why not do the Hallowe'en trick right now and arrest them right now! Then another 40 on the 15th. Then another 40 on the 31st! These perps need to start paying their lawyers NOW!  And if their daddys are rich doctors too bad.

The Vancouver police now want the media footage too, and the media will probably resist and there goes more wasted time.
There is a famous picture by a young photographer of thousands of fans before the riot. It is going around as an email and is ultra high resolution. It could be used to ID many of those creeps by comparing them before and during their malicious actions! 
When you have 40 people who have already come forward and admitted guilt, you need to get on with sentencing them. And harshly! The Mayor needs to demand it and Christy Clark needs to stop politicking against the NDP and do something that shows she has some faint idea of what a premier of the province should be doing when the law abiding people have been kicked in the face by the slag!

This lag does nothing to enhance the idea of law and justice, and it is the law and justice who are denigrating themselves. It is like the police, the mayor and the premier are all hoping they can squeeze out of a dilemma by lingering on the sidelines and blaming someone else.

People need to be fired. Now. Start with Jim Chu. Go on to Mayor Robertson,. Finish off with Christy Clark. These three need to be fired. Vancouver and BC will be better for the riddance of all these ineffectual people.
Then we need to build a fire under the asses of the perps and not be satisfied with bitch-slapping them!
The people of BC and Vancouver deserve way better than what they've got!

 Where is Mathew Begbie when we need him?


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Snitch ads

This is ominous.
Radio ads are now playing a new advertisement. By Business Alliance Software. Asking you to call in or go to a website and report your company or neighbor or someone you know who might be using pirated software.
The page you go to has a complete form for you to fill in, should you suspect someone is using pirated software. You add your detailed report, and can even chat online with an agent regarding pirated software. All this in complete privacy!  Even secrecy.
Wow, it worked in East Berlin and Russia, no reason it won't work here in America and Canada. Of course they say your name will be confidential unless required by law. And yes, all court cases would require the name of the individual who started the action as evidence and yes all court case evidence becomes public information by law. But that's small print stuff.

This is exactly like what the Recording Industry of America did, when they enacted their actions on behalf of Metallica, regarding downloads of music. And today every single person in North America pays more for their recording tapes and recordable CDs because they've branded us all as midnight downloading criminals!  And who gets that money? Exactly.

Well of course you want to be a good citizen and stop the millions of dollars of lost revenue to software companies. Good. And besides, you get a reward!

But is this the start of something bigger and even more ominous? We'll leave it to facebook to continue gathering cross referencing material for the CIA. But how long will it be before other private agencies begin to gather detailed information from people about other things?  Suspicious things. Ba-ad things.

Do you suspect your neighbor is selling his garden tomatoes without reporting the income as taxable?
Is your other neighbor golfing when he's supposed to be sick on compo?
Does your nasty sister-in-law get all those pencils from her office job?
How did that WallMart guy up the street manage to afford a BMW?
Are those guys hanging around the coffee shop espresso dealers?
What are those Elks Club men really doing in their meetings?
Is your 40 year old unmarried brother-in-law a closet gay?
Did Grandma really win all that money playing Rumoli?

Perhaps these are all people and events that need reporting and investigation. Why should they get away with murder? Or tomatoes even. Will there be more websites set-up for people to snitch on their friends, neighbors and bosses?
Guaranteeing your privacy consequently transmits anonymous power to you if you are in a position to witness the results.
Can you actually make the Stazi appear with Kalishnikovs drawn to drag away the guy across the street at 4 am because he can't account for those BBQ steaks? Screaming in terror while you peek from behind your curtains?
Will there be a proliferation of tattle-tale sites?

Call the Neighbor-did-it hotline today!
Fill out the form at
Send an email to ClosetmenAren'

All with confidentiality. Be a good citizen, report those misdeeds and miscreants.

The reward mentioned is paid by Business Software Alliance, (BSA) 'IF BSA proceeds with an investigation and IF it leads directly to to a successful prosecution and IF it results in a monetary settlement from the accused and IF the requirements have been met, then you will be CONSIDERED for a reward IF you filled out a separate form and ASKED to be included and IF you are not violating an employment contract and IF you supply that contract to BSA and IF you agree that you have no right to contest BSA's sole determination and after all this, BSA reserves the right to determine the amount of your (potential) reward! '

Whew, that small print was small!

Oh wait, there's more - - - BSA reserves its right to deny the payment of a Reward or to revoke the Reward Program at any time, without notice, for any reason.
Whew again. And oh yes, it's taxable so they need your Social insurance number.

Maybe BSA has become the wikileaks of software piracy.
What the hell, report the bastard anyway, you want to see him in fear don't you? Shhhh!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Politiclly Correct Riot

So in this aftermath of the Vancouver Riots we are getting every conceivable fix from every conceivable source. And a lot of feeble excuses thrown in like pepper in a sauce.

Police chief Jim Chu says maybe we weren't quite prepared but it's not his fault. Mayor Robertson says it's not his fault. Madam Premier Clark says we'll get them and then goes into hiding.  Blame the Canucks for losing! Blame the police for not controlling the situation. Blame Transit for allowing people into Vancouver! Blame anyone else.
The solutions are endless and ridiculous! Don't sell alcohol. Stop people from arriving into Vancouver. Stop the Skytrain from running. Block the roads. Don't allow planes to land. Hire thousands more police. Get water canons. Rubber bullets. Real bullets! Close liquor stores. Close Red Bull stores. Build more community centers. Start Riot Education Programs in Kindergarten. Give them free hot dogs and cocoa. What else?

Whatever they do, while we wait for whatever consequences are going to happen. We still see those violent images of the event in progress.  Fires, fights, looting, cars afire, fires in buidings, cars tipped over, window smashing, robbing, brazen youth taunting, even fighting with police, drunks drunks drunks etc etc etc.

This is what I see which leads to my solution - - -
I watched on TV as lines of policemen with helmets and face shields, Billy clubs and plexiglass body shields stood in their line and only watched as rowdy youth threw beer cans, junk, sticks and stones and even wooden pallets at them. Occassionally a policeman would lash out with his Billy club and swipe at the THIGHS of the attacker.
How nice of our police to be so gentle with rioters.

I thought at the time that if I was a policeman in that line, I would only last ONE riot and probably be fired. I wanted to see the police go right after the taunter, smack him with the Billy club IN THE HEAD! Send him down and out, full of blood, and then cuff him right there, legs and hands. Throw him in jail and conveniently forget about him for say, 96 hours. I KNOW they cannot legally do that. So bite me! You cannot legally riot either!

Did you know what Krazy Glue was invented for in Japan? The Japanese police would collar a rioter, put the glue on both palms, pull him around a lamp pole, slap his hands together and leave him there, to be picked up later! Now that is action.

Yes, I am aware of the lawsuit idea against the police. In many cases sponsored by an indignant daddy's money! Not MY son, they say! But if the people who are charged take months to come to court, then let the perps who think they're mistreated sue us and then WE make sure THOSE cases go on the back burner for years. Decades.

If the police are going to stand and take it, then they will suffer the results, which translates to the law abiding people of Vancouver. A riot situation is serious and requires extreme action with dire consequences. Jim Chu said they couldn't act because innocent people were standing around watching? What? Would they do that in Bagdad or Kabul? If you are innocent get the hell out of there or face the results!

I do believe that while I watched our Gentlemen Police Force in action (if action is the correct word) others with an interest in the potential 'fun' of rioting watched also, saw the feeble efforts of our police and decided to go with the flow. And those images are having a lasting effect that you CAN riot and nothing much will happen.

Too bad it is coming true, but Gentleman Jim Chu, needs to put his job on the line and become Genghis Jim Chu.
No fighting, no burning, no taunting, no shit or you get what's coming to you.

It is sad to say, but yes, add this to the gang killings on our streets every month,  and Vancouver is becoming a lawless city.