Tuesday, November 25, 2014 

St. Louis Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is the son of a police officer who was shot in the line of duty. In his 24 years as prosecutor, he has never recommended charges against any police officer

(Michael Brown's body was left uncovered on a Ferguson, Missouri street for hours by police. )

So why should we be surprised that NO charges will be laid in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown?

"McCulloch gave the jury no instruction on what charges they should consider. [...] Giving the grand jury no instruction is equivalent to throwing them into the deep end of the pool with no swimming lessons. They had to work it out for themselves. It's not unusual for the prosecutor to not suggest a specific charge, but it's almost unprecedented for the prosecutor to dump all the evidence on the jury and leave them to figure it out for themselves."
Daily KOS

Monday, November 24, 2014 

Death By Police Shooting In Utah Outnumbers Total Homicides From Gang Violence, Drugs And Child Abuse .... racing towards the police state

The Salt Lake Tribune is out with some stunning facts about police shootings in Utah. In the last five years, more people have been killed by police than homicides from gang violence, drug deals and child abuse:

A Salt Lake Tribune review of nearly 300 homicides, using media reports, state crime statistics, medical-examiner records and court records, shows that use of force by police is the second-most common circumstance under which Utahns kill each other, surpassed only by intimate partner violence.
Wow. And all but one have been deemed "justified."
"Police are trained and expected to react to deadly threats. As many deadly threats emerge is the exact amount of times police will respond," wrote Ian Adams, a West Jordan police officer and spokesman for the Utah Fraternal Order of Police. "The onus is on the person being arrested to stop trying to assault and kill police officers and the innocent public. … Why do some in society continue to insist the problem lies with police officers?"
And least one former Utah police officer says it is time to re-evaluate what's happening:
"The numbers reflect that there could be an issue, and it’s going to take a deeper understanding of these shootings," said Chris Gebhardt, a former police lieutenant and sergeant who served in Washington, D.C., and in Utah, including six years on SWAT teams and several training duties. "It definitely can’t be written off as citizen groups being upset with law enforcement."
What can be done? One state is revising how these shootings are investigated:
Wisconsin recently passed a law requiring all shootings by police to be investigated by an agency other than the one whose officer fired the shots, a policy some police watchdog groups in Utah are exploring in reaction to a spate of shootings by Utah officers — eight since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., brought the national conversation on police use of force to a fever pitch.
That is one idea that all states should be actively considering. Read more from the thought-provoking piece in The Salt Lake Tribune here.
Daily KOS

Thursday, November 20, 2014 

Why Does Stephen Harper, His Government And Every Single Member of The Conservative Party Of Canada INSIST ON STEALING Billions From Canada's Veterans??

Every single member of the Conservative Party of Canada should hang their heads in SHAME for stealing from Canada's military Veterans!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014 

(Former Lord) Conrad Black Continues To Be A Disgusting Example Of The Self Serving Right Wing ..... just sayin'

"Former media baron Conrad Black says that when he renounced his Canadian citizenship to sit in the British House of Lords he was only doing so “temporarily,” and meant to re-apply until he was sidetracked by his legal troubles south of the border.
Black said Monday he was not turning his back on Canada itself when he gave up his citizenship in 2001 to become Lord Black of Crossharbour. Then-prime minister Jean Chretien had enforced an old law that said a Canadian citizen cannot become a British lord while retaining Canadian citizenship.
“I made it clear when I renounced it I was only doing it temporarily,” Black told CTV’s Canada AM while promoting his new book, “Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present.”

CTV News

Thursday, November 06, 2014 

SNC-Lavalin Got Harpers Corporate Tax Cut - Made Huge Profits - Will Now Axe 4000 Jobs!

Another huge corporate welfare bum is going to cut thousands of jobs after lining their bank rolls with Stephen Harper's huge corporate tax cut. Profits of $195.6 million were earned by SNC-Lavalin for the first nine months of 2014,

"Montreal engineering conglomerate SNC-Lavalin says it will cut 4,000 jobs over the next 18 months in an attempt to streamline operations and save $100 million.
"SNC-Lavalin plans to scale back certain underperforming activities and adjust, consolidate and streamline some of its operations and corporate structure to improve efficiency, effectiveness and competitive positioning," the company said in a statement.
Part of that will be the loss of about 4,000 jobs, which represents about nine per cent of the company's total workforce."

CBC News

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 

Scotia Bank Got Harper's Tax Cut - Have Made $5.7 B Profit So Far In 2014 AND NOW WILL CUT 1500 Jobs!!

Here is how things are working in Stephen Harper's corporate paradise .. formerly known as 'Canada' ....

"TORONTO - Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) warns that it's cutting the equivalent of 1,500 jobs companywide — about two-thirds of them in Canada [...] Despite the magnitude of the announcement, the bank said it remains on track to meet its 2014 financial objectives. Like Canada's other major banks, Scotiabank has been extremely profitable — with a total $5.57 billion of net profit in the first three quarters of 2014.
"Today's announcement is a result of making some difficult but necessary decisions to support our long-term goals," said Brian Porter, Scotiabank's president and chief executive officer.

Montreal Gazette

Monday, November 03, 2014 

86% Of Canadians WILL NOT BENEFIT From The Conservatives 'Income Splitting Tax Cut' .... Only For The Rich!!

 Stephen Harper's 'Just Society' is just for the rich ............

Sunday, November 02, 2014 

UN Warns Of Irreversible Climate Change Without Concerted Change - Harper Guilty Of Environmental Criminal Negligence

U.N.: Phase Out Fossil Fuels By 2100 Or Face ‘Irreversible’ Climate Impact

Stephen Harper Ranked #1 Worst ‘Climate Villain’ In The World

Crimes against humanity: Stephen Harper and the ethics of climate change

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