ast Monday morning, not surprisingly, Private Constable Clark (badge 2432) was "working" in an automobile, misusing another expensive and dangerous piece of technology provided to him by our tax dollars.
Here's the scene: me, riding a bike (my bad) north on Main Street, a minute away from reaching my client's office on time at 11:30am. Suddenly, north of Pender, I hear a loud click, click, click sound behind me but after looking in my rear-view mirror, I can't see anything that would make such a weird sound. I then hear a voice over a loud speaker say, "you have enough room there, Chief?"
I won't bother debating the racist undertone of that comment; I will say that I was riding as far right as practicable, as written in the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA), meaning that I was just far enough away from the line of parked cars so that I would not get "doored" if one opened suddenly (recent court cases in other jurisdictions confirm this serious threat to a cyclist's health/life). This put me into the right most lane of traffic, about where the right-hand side tires of cars and trucks travel.
Read more: Vancouver's Finest: Another Example of our Civilization's Insanity
Created on Saturday, 14 February 2009 23:50
Written by Mohawk News Network
DIVINING OBAMA SECRETLY "DAMNING" INDIGENOUS WATER
n February 19th the U.S. "bucket brigade" of President Barack "The-Sorcerer's-Apprentice" Obama and his entourage will be bringing their empty pails to Canada. They want Prime Minister Stephen "Sponge-Bob" Harper and his buddies to start hauling Indigenous water to the States.
They're after our resources.
You can bet on it!
The following day, Secretary of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ken "Spanish-Amphibian" Salazar, will make an important announcement about their plan to steal our water.
Created on Saturday, 14 February 2009 02:12
Written by Chris Cook
Torture American Style: Omar Khadr's Tale of the Tape
by C. L. Cook
In July of last year, Canadian
Prime Minister Stephen Harper refused to entertain petitioning the
United States for the return of child soldier Omar Khadr, the last
"coalition of the willing" country citizen held at Guantanamo Bay's Camp X-Ray.
At that time, Khadr's legal team released video tape
his interrogation by members of Canada's secret service, CSIS, (the
video is not for the squeamish). By refusing to intercede,
Harper is complicit in the violation of a number of international
treaties Canada, unlike the United States, is a signatory to.
Today, as the child soldier endures his seventh year
of illegal incarceration at the infamous Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prison,
Harper still refuses to consider petitioning on Khadr's behalf when new
American president, Barack Obama visits Canada next week.
Below the break is an article I wrote on the Khadr case in May of last year.
Created on Saturday, 14 February 2009 01:04
Written by Press Release
Canada's Toxic Mine Tailings Secret Goes to Court
by Mining Watch
anada's Federal Court will be hearing a lawsuit today against the Minister of the Environment for failing to ensure that Canada's mining industry publicly reports the hundreds of millions of kilograms of toxic pollution it generates each year.
The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in late 2007 by Ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund) on behalf of MiningWatch Canada and Great Lakes United. The Application for Judicial Review alleges that the Minister broke the law when he directed mining companies to not report huge amounts of pollution sent to tailings ponds and waste rock piles to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI).
"We are arguing that the Minister has ignored his legal duties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to provide the public with the full extent of pollutants released by mining companies in Canada," said Justin Duncan, Staff Lawyer with Ecojustice. "The Canadian public and especially residents living downstream from mining operations have the right to scrutinize the environmental and health hazards these mining companies continue to create."