Friday, July 07, 2017

The World Is Taking Crazy Pills, Now and Forever

O Dio ...

While no one was looking and Trudeau was out of the country, the allegedly transparent government of Canada saw fit to give convicted unrepentant murderer, Omar Khadr, $10.5 million and refused to disclose the details to the Canadian public and certainly not to Mrs. Tabitha Speer whose husband, Christopher, Khadr killed and Layne Morris who lost an eye when Khadr lobbed it at him.

Three things mark the Khadr announcement. The government didn’t want in any visible way to be associated with it. They wanted it done swiftly and with maximum distraction. And they didn’t want Trudeau on the same continent when the news broke.

Why so coy, it must be asked? Why would Trudeau and his government, having done, as I am sure in later days they will emphatically insist, the right thing, the just thing, the principled thing, the Charter-compliant thing, be so shy of association with their own high righteousness?

Most likely because there are so many questions about the Khadr absolution and jackpot he doesn’t want to answer or cannot.

This is the most transparent government in Canadian history for you. It covers its duplicity with its usual patronising tone - that it was better to pay the convicted terrorist, son of terrorist royalty, than live with the mistakes of the previous governments (the Harper one, not the Chretien or Martin ones, naturally).

This is the man the Canadian government rewarded Omar Khadr for killing.

The convicted piece of sh-- excuses himself thusly:

Omar Khadr hopes an apology from the federal government will help restore his reputation, but is sorry that the apology or monetary settlement could cause pain for the family of the soldier he is accused of killing.

"I think it restores a little bit my reputation here in Canada, and I think that's the biggest thing for me," Khadr, now 30, said during a feature interview with CBC's Power & Politics host Rosemary Barton.
He doesn't move forward anymore than Christopher Speer, his family or Layne Morris can. His reputation is that of a smug killer, a terrorist who hopes to get away with his crimes.

There are no words to fully encapsulate the utter anger and frustration millions of people (I say that without hyperbole) feel when the bad guy attempts to get away.

No one escapes hell, Omar.

Also in murderers:

A lawyer for Andrea Giesbrecht says she owes the court no explanation — and deserves no more jail time — for hiding the remains of six infants in a rented Winnipeg storage locker.


The Quebec government is hoping to offer free abortion pills later this year.


He could not be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act because he was 16 when he committed the crime, but on Wednesday, a judge at Regina Court of Queen's Bench sentenced the now 19-year-old as an adult, to life imprisonment with no eligibility for parole for 10 years.

The girls witnessed some of Prockner's disturbing behaviour in the months before he killed Hannah. 

But it was only after she died that they learned that a large group of high school kids knew he wanted to harm her, and even agreed to help him.

Prockner told one friend he wanted to kill his ex-girlfriend, he enlisted friends to help him stalk her, and he banded together with at least seven teenagers to plot her murder and the murder of her boyfriend at the time.

But ... but ... fluidity and such!

Canadians, however, are not supportive of Ontario’s decision, according to a new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute. It turns out they don’t fully support non-binary identification of any kind. 

The poll was conducted online and queried 1, 512 Canadians.

A majority of Canadians polled (58 per cent) said they would oppose their province following Ontario’s example and issuing gender-neutral birth certificates for those who want them. In addition, only 49 per cent of Canadians think that allowing gender-neutral identification of any kind is a “good thing.”

Oh, I`m sure it is:

The chief commissioner of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women says the inquiry is moving at “lightning speed,” given the scope of its task. 

“We have to put this in the right context,” Marion Buller told reporters during a press conference in Vancouver Thursday. “In eight months, we hired staff, we opened offices, we put life to our terms of reference, and we held our first hearing.”

After coming under fire for holding only one hearing this spring in Whitehorse, Yukon, the inquiry has now announced plans to visit communities in nine provinces and territories this fall, between September and December. 

Buller said more hearings will be announced for next winter and spring, in smaller and more remote communities. 

In recent months, the inquiry has been criticized for poor communication, slow progress, and for losing key staff members. Some critics have even begun calling for Buller to resign.

In other news:

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The deal marks a new level of involvement for the U.S. in trying to resolve Syria’s civil war.

Although details about the agreement and how it will be implemented weren’t immediately available, the cease-fire is set to take effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, said the officials, who weren’t authorized to discuss the cease-fire publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

As that news broke, Trump and Putin met for the first time one-on-one. 

And I thought that they were cahoots together.

If the West wants to deal with North Korea, it can start with China:

The sad truth is that North Korea is dangerously close to going nuclear, and almost every expert who has studied the problem understands there is nothing the U.S. can do about it.

That attitude will cause everything to end badly. North Korea advances because China enables.

Cut the funding.

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