Friday, November 30, 2007

What on earth is going on?

How come women on TV, in commercials and programs, are permitted to slap and punch and pinch the noses of men when a man doing the same thing to a woman would cause a backlash that would make an advertiser go out of business?

How come most men in commercials are bozos while women are almost always good looking and much smarter than their men - men who seem to be only tolerated?

How come when a women on TV states that she has left or divorced her husband, the audience cheers wildly and the other women on the show usually say "Way to go girl" or something similar?

Why is it that a woman who injures or kills her child must certainly be suffering post-natal depression or some sort of a mental disturbance while a man in the same situation is a monster?

Why do female teachers who have sexual relations with children get a slap on the wrist and become folk heroes while a man doing the same is disgusting and will go to jail for many, many years?

Why do we call divorced women single moms but we don't call divorced dads single dads? Aren't they still dads?

Why are so many women having children without fathers? Don't they know that a family is important to children? Don't they care that their children will grow up with lots of psychological problems if they don't have a dad?

Why is it that a dad who does not or cannot pay his child support will have his wages garnisheed or he will go to jail but a woman who defies court orders and will not allow her children to visit with their dad suffers no penalty at all?

Why does society presume that a father can easily walk away from his children and not care that he is not allowed to be part of their lives?

Why is it that women's groups are given government support but men's groups are not?

Why are men portrayed on TV as whimpering idiots? What happened to real men?

Why are little boys expected to behave like little girls or else they will be medicated? Doesn't anyone remember that boys used to be expected to act like boys? Doesn't anyone remember people saying "Oh well, boys will be boys."?

Why is it ok for little girls to wear sexy, suggestive clothing and to act like little tiny tramps - and people think it is cute?

Why is it ok for young teen girls to flash their bodies on the web?

What on earth is going on?


I am unable to understand why we are so set on dealing with Neanderthals. Islamic people around the world are not the same as the balance of the world and we should stop pretending that they are.

Currently in Sudan a British teacher is in jail for 15 days and will be deported for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Mohammed." That in itself is ridiculous enough but now the streets are filled with rioters who are calling for her execution!

In Saudi Arabia, a Saudi woman who was gang raped at knifepoint is facing 200 lashes. Her crime? She was in a car with an unrelated man. Their crime? Apparently nothing - she deserved it.

Whenever the subject of Islamic violence is discussed on the radio there are lots of people with middle eastern accents who call in to say that Islam is a peaceful religion that does not call for violence. Unfortunately, after that they always end up saying "But you have to understand...".

No, I do not have to understand any such thing. I believe that the Koran says that anyone who cannot be converted to Islam should be killed. Whether the Koran calls for violence or not, the people who practice Islam seem to be violent in many situations and I think it is time we stopped pretending otherwise. We are so PC that we are unable to actually state the obvious. Islam is spreading all over the world. While we are not producing children, they are. In a few years, we will be in the minority and Islamists will be making the laws.

God help us all when that happens.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Police and RCMP are big fat liars

For anyone who still trusts the police, Greg Weston's column in yesterday's Toronto Sun should be required reading. These people are apparently incapable of telling the truth under any circumstances. Please take the time to read it.

After you read it, consider how often you have heard the police say that force was necessary because "he was out of control." It is a blessing that so many cameras are around today to record them abusing so many "out of control" people. It seems that they have no negotiation skills and are far too weak to just restrain someone, even when it is four or more to one.

Personally, I have stood in the hall of a courthouse and listened to three of our "finest" discussing what lies they would be prepared to tell in the courtroom so I am under no illusions.

Friday, November 16, 2007

More violence by police!

Aren't cellphone cameras a wonderful innovation? It seems that not a day goes by that we aren't treated to the sight of police everywhere abusing their position and treating the citizens they profess to serve and protect with violence. Prior to the proliferation of cameras, that blue wall protected them from our prying eyes while they assured us that they only used force when they were attacked. Now we know better.

The sight of a confused Polish man being killed by the RCMP in Vancouver is enough to make the most jaded of us sick to our stomach. These highly trained thugs, when confronted with one, unarmed man, would no back off and try to locate someone who could communicate with him in his own language even though he had hurt no one and was obviously in distress after being at the airport (with no assistance from any airport personnel) for more than 10 hours. I think that 10 hours in that situation might make anyone want to throw around the furniture. No, within a couple of seconds of arriving they had used a taser on him not once, but twice, the second while he lay writhing on the floor. Even then they found it necessary to kneel on his body and on his head and neck --- as he lay dying. Once they realized what had happened, they all backed off and not even one tried to do any artificial respiration in order to save his life.

They will say that the taser was necessary because he was violent even though people at the scene had been able to talk to him and were completely unafraid of him. One cop was even heard to ask if he could use his taser as they entered the area. Obviously mediation and conflict resolution without violence are beyond their grasp. Shame!

In Toronto, a police officer today started to serve a sentence for beating a young tourist. At the time, the police thug said he was defending himself. Fortunately a camera proved what a liar he was and saved the young man a criminal record and time in jail which is what happens when you assault a police officer. The police offender will serve his sentence on weekends and will likely be reinstated to his job.

Another Toronto police officer was in court today for attending at a strip club against orders and (allegedly) sexually molesting a dancer and threatening her with his gun. Very nice.

In the U.S. a police officer is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife. We don't know about his first wife but the second has come forward to assert that he beat her up during their marriage. Now we know that it is never a good idea to report this sort of thing to hubby's pals on the force and I guess she was lucky to get away with just a divorce. Wife number three was not quite so fortunate. She ended up dead in a dry bathtub with lots of bruises and injuries on her body. The blue line formed and it was decided that she took a terrible fall. Wife number four is now missing and is almost certainly dead. Serve and protect!

It used to be that when rumors circulated about police violence, most people just thought that the bad guys probably deserved it. It now seems that the tide is turning and most of the callers today and yesterday to local talk radio about the Polish tourist were in favour of the RCMP officers being charged with either murder or manslaughter.

Many police are complete bullies who have been able to hide behind their badges and their friends. They assault people on the street and in custody and lie routinely in court. It is time for people who are in a position to make changes to the system to step forward and really look at what has been going on. The people who are supposed to be "served and protected" deserve nothing less.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tell me again, why is it we need China?

I am all for open trade among the countries of the world. I think it is a fine idea that we trade openly with the U.S. and that we are gradually getting rid of all our tariffs and duties. I am in favour of trade with England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Sweden - almost everyone. But, can someone please tell me why we are courting trade with China?

In a past life I purchased custom merchandise from China but was forced to give it up because the Chinese merchants cannot be trusted. If they can cut a corner to save money, they will - no matter how unsafe their products are.

Recently, toys from China were found to contain unsafe levels of lead and this has probably been the case for many decades. Unfortunately, Canada and the U.S. do not employ enough people to test for this type of problem. Unfortunately also, the Chinese are not even remotely concerned about health and safety and continue to make products that are unsafe even for children. Today it was announced that toys were pulled from the shelves in Australia because they contain beads with a date-rape drug that is potent enough to kill small children. A number of children have been hospitalized because of these toys. The beads contained in a toy called Aqua Dots (Bindeez in Australia) can cause unconsciousness, seizure, drowsiness, coma and death.

Apart from this, the Chinese government regularly imprisons people for disagreeing with them or merely for being part of Falun Gong, a system of meditations, exercise and teachings that renew the mind and body. These stupid old men are so paranoid that they cannot allow any thoughts that differ from theirs.

It seems that the free world is so okay with all this that we just couldn't wait to let China have the Olympics as a reward for their bad behavior. Wouldn't it have been possible for us to tell them that they could not have the Olympics until they straightened up and flew right? Or, are we so desperate to trade with these thugs and criminals that we can overlook anything while driving all manufacturing out of our countries in order to facilitate the criminally low wages and terrible working conditions in China - including child labour.

While I am delighted that the Canadian Prime Minister sat down to meet with the Dalai Lama and that he is supposed to have spoken harshly (?) with Chinese officials about political thuggery, I wish that we, as a country, would have the balls to tell them to get lost until they behave better.

Too much to hope for, I guess.

Police stupidity