Reuters has brought a new phrase to the surface in an effort to describe someone religiously and politically motivated to attempt to murder peaceful political demonstrators.
“Religious assailant” is far more precise than “terrorist”.
I wonder what a search of @Reuters for "Religious assailant" turns up in other similar terrorist attacks?
— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) July 30, 2015
I looked on Google with this search “Religious assailant” -jerusalem to see what other news comes up. Nothing of note. Apparently this is the first publicly noted crime by a “religious assailant” in years, if ever.
A Canadian journalist reawakens after a nap several years long. Why is our media like Rip Van Winkle?
@nbf54321 Shawn, you're overlooking that for years @Justin_Ling and reporters have put up with only < 6 hours of access. #GrandHonour
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) July 8, 2015
No more of this bullshit. I’m done. Whether it’s this summer, during the campaign, next year: I’d rather get tasered than put up with this nonsense anymore.
But also, please don’t taser me.
Here’s an advance preview, if a similar “musical ride” comes to Regina?
Kids expecting horses and music from RCMP Musical Ride treated to para-military violence. http://t.co/MSqET5fY0G pic.twitter.com/XHipX4zt4f
— CC (@canadiancynic) June 29, 2015
Dean Del Mastro is going to jail for a month, house arrest for longer, and cannot run (for office) for at least 5 years.
Hey, kids, remember Stephen Harper from back in 2006? http://t.co/z8SoCu2Pss Have fun, Dean-o. pic.twitter.com/ZN1ZM9yAow
— CC (@canadiancynic) June 25, 2015
BREAKING:video of Dean Del Mastro being led out of courthouse in shackles. pic.twitter.com/ZQUKtMave0
— Pamela VanMeer (@Pamreports) June 25, 2015
Let's never forget that Harper hand picked Del Mastro to be his Parliamentary Secretary & appointed him to the Ethics Committee. #cdnpoli
— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) June 25, 2015
Dean Del (Read more…)
Canadians are so trained to accept power grabs, that we didn’t fight sufficiently to stop it.
The police state usually pads up behind you on cat’s paws. But this time, Harper has stabbed his finger into everyone’s chest to give us a hearty shove. This is a blatant, brazen grab for the kind of power no leader in a democracy should seek — let alone have in perpetuity.
How can there be unfettered sharing of information between departments of government without massive and illegal privacy violations?
Here’s a typical response by a Harper supporter on Twitter:
@saskboy Oh, you (Read more…)
I was interviewed for the E-Day documentary film being wrapped up this Summer. What’d I say? You’ll have to wait until it’s been all put together. I can’t wait!
https://t.co/vXIDfiLnwi Inky Mark running in #elxn42 as an Independent http://t.co/ZCvw2lX8Kg #votersuppression https://t.co/YJ73Qu4IIL
— @EDayFilm (@edayfilm) June 4, 2015
Road trip video diary. Here's something you didn't know about film maker Peter Smoczynski http://t.co/ZCvw2lX8Kg
— @EDayFilm (@edayfilm) June 3, 2015
Please help Peter put this movie in front of thousands of Canadians.
Filmmakers #elxnfraud https://t.co/gLOjfyybpL
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) June 4, 2015
@edayfilm peter (Read more…)
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Documentary Underway
Canada is not a Petrostate, I repeat, Canada is Not a Petrostate.
There is no evidence that Canada places more value on oil than democracy. Remember, don’t “attack the Canadian economy” by speaking against economic activity you disagree with.
RCMP officer to C-51 protester: "when the demo's down, you become citizens again" http://t.co/OLVhTggqTZ pic.twitter.com/WpPxYygtmI
— CANADALAND (@CNDLND) June 1, 2015
This isn’t Canada right here.
Fife 1:58: begging forgiveness for asking, suggests the Minister is “Hand in hand” with B.C government.
This was months before:
In the 21 October 2014 session, Greg Rickford, (Read more…)
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: This is Your Daily Economic Action Plan Reminder
In the three months since the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision on assisted suicide in Carter v. Attorney General of Canada, there has been a lot of thumb twisting about what to do. The Court gave Parliament a year to come up with something new before the law is officially taken off the books. Given a fall election, it’s hard to imagine our legislators will come up with a new law
Peter is making a film about the RoboCon election fraud. His tour gets started tomorrow in Guelph, where the most famous incident in hundreds of ridings took place.
. @edayfilm Road Trip launches cross-Canada tour in 2 days starting in Guelph May 20, 21, 23 #cdnpoli #robocalls https://t.co/iC9yhRqV75
— @EDayFilm (@edayfilm) May 19, 2015
— Hat tip to TGB
To my knowledge, I have never met a transgendered person in my life. That does not mean I don’t have respect or compassion for those who live the sex opposite of the one they are by birth, or for those who decide to take it to its logical conclusion and have sex reassignment surgery.
Our society has generally become accepting of gays, lesbians and bisexuals, which is a mark in this country’s
Do you want a computer that will only install US Government authorized applications? That’s what the NSA wants for you, so they’ll have a front-door to every device.
It’s articles like this one that make you wonder if the Canadian media is telling you everything you need to know. (Seriously though, that’s plainly obvious.)
If Stephen Harper is serious about criminalising ‘barbaric cultural practices’, then he should arrest himself for even suggesting it
And while he’s at it, he can lock up all the other Western leaders who have savaged the Muslim world too.
Harper […] is about to push a truly eccentric piece of legislation through parliament in Ottawa. It’s called – and I urge readers to repeat the words lest they think it’s already April (Read more…)
The bottom half of this page is all about CSE.
Canada’s had a recent track record that’s bad. PONY EXPRESS ring a bell? So what is our watchdog really doing? Not much, judging by recent news reports.
If you're in Canada I'll be on @cbcasithappens shortly talking about our story exposing CSEC's secret hacking. https://t.co/lzOE69668Y
— Ryan Gallagher (@rj_gallagher) March 23, 2015
Pamela Wallin’s disgrace has been taking place in slow motion, with the latest chapter hitting headlines again.
“In terms of Sen. Wallin, I have looked at the numbers,” Harper told the House of Commons two weeks ago.
“Her travel costs are comparable to any parliamentarian travelling [sic] from that particular area of the country over that period of time.”
Yet the RCMP allege she committed fraud. Similar to the Nigel Wright bribe for Senator Duffy, no charges have been laid despite the RCMP’s findings.
RCMP: "After reviewing hundreds [&] hundreds of e-mail exchanges…" But PMO said they had (Read more…)
CSE has undertaken a domestic spy operation that is illegal in Canada, because it’s spying on communication of Canadian citizens. CSE is supposed to only spy on foreigners, and the Commissioner overseeing the signals intelligence agency is supposed to put a stop to any overstepping of that mandate. Something clearly has gone awry in a grave way.
PONY EXPRESS should not exist in Canada nor should every (paper) letter mailed by Canadians be photographed, as the US is doing. Claiming the mandate CSE has to protect government computers overrides its restriction on conducting a mass surveillance operation of Canadians’ (Read more…)
A former Mountie and CSIS operative thinks Harper’s so called anti-terrorism bill is scary and unnecessary.
Mr. Lavigne, 55, left government in 1999, but follows intelligence news closely.
He spent years tracking dangerous radicals without the powers the government wants to give to CSIS.
“I find it a little convenient that in the past few years that these radicalized people are the biggest threat to ever hit us,” he said. “There are more people dying because of drunk drivers or because of gang violence.”
(-link added by me)
Mr. Lavigne said the prime minister’s advisers must tell him that (Read more…)
It shows the misguided focus of the national Postmedia “tabloid” when they let a star like Mike De Souza go, and hang onto a convicted libeler like Terence Corcoran. Maybe the Post will hire Levant next and bulk up their libeler ranks a little?
I am absolutely thrilled with today's BC Supreme Court judgment in my libel case http://t.co/Wk6h6rPcoa
— Andrew Weaver (@AJWVictoriaBC) February 6, 2015
The defendants include the National Post, a newspaper publishing nationally, Peter Foster, Terence Corcoran, and Kevin Libin, all columnists/journalists who have published articles in the National Post and Gordon Fisher, the publisher of (Read more…)
… and driving. So here I was last week, coming home from work along my usual route. I stopped at the Heron/Riverside lights and looked around me at the other vehicles. I really wasn’t to surprised to see that every one of the drivers were “heads-down”, furiously typing away or reading whatever was on their […]
Hapless Dean Del Mastro, the former Prime Ministerial Parliamentary Secretary is supposed to soon find out how long he’ll spend in jail away from his wife and baby child.
What's the difference between $21K and $20K? No kids, not $1000, it is a mistrial! #DelMastro #DDM pic.twitter.com/YPtKkOSmCd
— Far Side Peter (@FarSidePtbo) January 27, 2015
If you don’t know how to fix things, stop breaking them.
Stewart, however, said it could take months for the steam to cool and the pressure to drop. He said that means any leaks from the well could continue for months.
He also expressed doubts that a cleanup is possible
“I don’t know how you get benzine out of an aquifer. There’s no process for filtering it out. It’s basically a mix of carcinogenic chemicals into this underground water system. It’s not like you can put in a scrubber and clean it all up,” Stewart said.
“The only solution (Read more…)
I was too young in 1991 to put the news I was hearing into context. My family had worked for months on my Dad’s campaign for the Sask Liberals in Moose Jaw, and he’d come away in second place. Roy Romanow was the new Premier of Saskatchewan, and Grant Devine would soon fade into political obscurity as some of his cabinet and other MLAs would go to jail, and in the sad case of Jack Wolfe an early grave. Future Lieutenant Governor Linda Haverstock was the only Sask Liberal MLA in the Saskatchewan Legislature.
Soon, the new hospital in Lafleche (Read more…)
When a ‘night out with the boys and snake’ goes terribly wrong, you get an international disgrace.
Remember the snake thrown behind the counter at Tim Horton's Dec 8th? YEP! There's video. http://t.co/vVYPHvvTeM
— David Kirton (@dkckom) January 12, 2015
This is why drinking isn’t allowed in public, it’s because of people with alcohol problems who get drunk, go to a fast food coffee place with their cans of Pilsner, and make trouble for the staff there while swearing as much as possible to make things even more awkward.
CKOM: “Luke Apooch and Christopher Cook face charges of mischief, (Read more…)
Cop constructively abducts Native woman in Canada <~ media calls it "Pursuing a Relationship" FU pic.twitter.com/tdHy8daYKg
— lastrealindians.com (@lastrealindians) January 9, 2015
RCMP officers don’t possess good sense given to every other human being, apparently.
I haven’t had much to say since the shootings on Parliament Hill back in October, but today’s news that Jian Ghomeshi is facing three new charges, all from three new women who previously kept silent, is making me ask who we are as a society and why some people are allowed to get away with such reprehensible behaviour.
When the story broke last year, a reporter who had been following the story
From Barrett Brown, a wrongfully jailed journalist… in the USA. He’s imagining speaking to the founding fathers about the country’s progress:
Benjamin Franklin: “It was among my fondest dreams that my beloved Philadelphia would someday grow into one of the world’s great centers of high culture, and become a by-word for the gentlemanly arts. Tell me, has this come to pass?”
Me: “Uh …”
America… the failed experiment in liberty?