Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year-end Tidbits

From reading our local papers this week, I see at least two stories worthy of comment:

Tasers recalled by province
My position with respect to this issue on Tasers should be clear by now Land of the Taser, Home of the Slave. Alberta's recalling of a certain model of Tasers should be followed by a total ban, as Quebec recently did. These weapons have proven time and again to be 'lethal weapons' that are being used by misguided individuals who have been brainwashed into thinking they are not, until it is too late, and soon find themselves being 'murderers' of those they were suppose to serve and protect. How many more of our fellow citizens have to die in this gruesome manner before something is done? Maybe only when a prominent citizen, or their child, falls victim to one of these Taserings, will something finally be done about banning their use by our law enforcement people. After all, we are not 'cattle' to be 'shocked to death', despite the views and positions of certain Conservatives (Reformers/Alliance), including Minister of Public Safety (sic) Stockwell Day.

"Bad things are easy to do, good things are done only with work and effort."

Monday, December 22, 2008

Are Canadian Gun Laws Killing us?

Interesting to note: If anyone has done a study on whether or not the RCMP and local police killing of civilians, has gone up or down since the implementation of the Canadian Gun Law, of a while back? I bet it has! Now what does that tell you? Fewer guns in the hands of the public, yet more killing of civilians by government agents? Trigger happy? Poorly trained? Who knows and who cares, except the loved ones left behind to grieve over a senseless, and in all probability, an avoidable killing. :-(

It is also interesting (as I stated in my previous post), that at present, we have more police presence, at a time when we are going to be going into what I have previously termed 'the mean years'. With an economic downturn, the likes of which (in all probability) has not been seen since the dirty thirties (or maybe worse), is the State presently paving the way for a new totalitarian future for us all?

I have often visualized Harper and his conservative minions dressed in Gestapo uniforms, eager and zealous to impose their new world order, while subjugating those without power or influence to the heels of their boots.

A new world order is coming and we need people that can take us in the right direction with conviction and determination, and with particular concern of the human costs to the most vulnerable in society. I know Harper can't do it, as he has demonstrated he can't see the writing on the wall, and cares nothing for people. Ignatieff is still an unknown? Therefore, a coalition government still sounds good to me. I believe people working together to help solve our country's problems is better, than the top down management style of a right-wing Bush clone want-to-be.

Harper is diametrically opposite of Obama and what is coming down the pike. He has to go, and the present police state of Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety (sic), with him.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
- Henry Kissinger

Land of the Taser, Home of the Slave

Today, my mind instead of humming Christmas music and being filled with the joys of the season, instead is dwelling on the fact that more and more we are living in a police state, and are being murdered by the state's executioners (RCMP & local police), almost on a daily basis, with impunity.

"Mother angered Mounties may not be charged in son's airport Taser death"
"The mother of Robert Dziekanski, the Polish immigrant who died at the Vancouver airport last year after being stunned with an RCMP Taser, said she was "angry" Thursday amid indications that the Mounties involved in her son's death won't be charged."

As I write this, in Greece the young have stood up against the state and their thugs, while in France last year they did the same. How many more of our citizens have to be killed with Tasers and bullets before we as a people say, "Enough is Enough!"

Statistics Canada says the number of cops on the job in Canada rose to 65,000 this year. An eight per cent increase from a decade ago. This is astonishing, considering we have an aging population which would suggest there would be less need for police, instead of more? Police State???

It seems in this country only Quebec has taken action against Tasers, having recently banned there use. A step that should be followed by the rest of the Canada... in time, you would think? However, nothing seems to be happening in that area, nor in the area of police use of deadly force, even when having overwhelming odds on their side, lethal force seems to be their preferred Modus Operandi, whether it is Tasers or bullets. These individuals cannot be acting on their own, they must have orders from above telling them it is OK to murder their own. And assurances that they will not be held accountable and/or prosecuted for their crimes against humanity and the citizens they are suppose to serve and protect. (sic)

On a personal note, years back when I lived in Vancouver, a business owner friend of mine who had the store next to mine, had an 18 year old nephew of his return home drunk and depressed, threatening suicide with a knife. His parents called the police to help them deal with the situation. When the police arrived and the son came outside still carrying the knife, they shot him dead in his own front yard in front of his parents.

Since then I have heard of 'dozens' of similar cases. It just keeps going on and on and on.

Land of the Taser, Home of the Slave.

When we accept false and violent laws and submit to them, we can neither establish truth nor combat lies in this world.