Just Another Typical Kenora Resident

Gossiping Bitches

Today I was in the hot tub at the recreation centre having a blast by myself waiting for a certain lady.  After having skillfully dived for golf balls and made my ears ache I went back to the hot tub.

I ran into someone I used to be close with (who I shall call Abee) and at one point was higher on my priority list than my own family.  Abee was the subject of a previous blog post I wrote after I’d heard some things from a former short mutual friend.  A very short recap…

Many moons ago I was very good friends with Abee.  We were going through similar situations which helped us get along I’m guessing.  Anyways, some time after we stopped hanging out regularly I had a chance encounter with Abee in the playground of a local school where she told me (I’m paraphrasing) – that she didn’t want to hang out or talk to me anymore.  Apparently some of the juvenile delinquents (known for their honesty and truthfulness of course) she worked with at the time were telling her that I was picking up young girls and had said something else which she wouldn’t elaborate on.  Pretty clear what it was though.  In any case – Abee was supposed to be a friend.  A real friend would have given me the benefit of the doubt and at least asked “what’s the deal with these rumors”.  Instead – Abee took the word of these gossiping juvenile delinquent pissants over mine and the friendship ended there.

Some time after that a rather short mutual friend of ours stated that Abee saw my car once and remarked how she hated me ( and some other stuff too).  Hating me pissed me off because I’d done nothing to her and Abee knows it.  I never spoke a bad word about her, I never gossipped, and every time someone talked shit about her I defended her.  The fact Abee hated me after I was what I thought was a decent friend spurred a blog.

In any case – I saw Abee today and in an attempt to be civil and mature, figuring mature adults could get over shit in the past… I said “Aren’t you even going to say hi?”  Abee said “Nope, not after what I read online”.  I was puzzled as I couldn’t remember so I looked when I got home and reread the blog post.

Maturity is more than being married and raising a family – maturity is supposed to be about forgiveness… about hospitality… about kindness… about righteousness.  None of these traits were displayed today when Abee was beefing over something three years old that wasn’t even fucking started by me.  Marriage, kids, responsibility sadly doesn’t change some people’s tendency to act like just another Kenora resident.

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Right vs Wrong, Good vs Evil

Suspected war criminal Zeljko 'Arkan' Raznatovic (C), the Commander of the Serbian volunteer detachment called 'The Tigers', observes a training session of his unit near the front line in eastern Slavonia, in the outskirts of the Croatian held town of Osijek 14 May. The situation in the area remains tense following Croat attacks in western Slavonia. (AFP PHOTO/Milos JELESIJEVIC/ EPA) 05/15/95
Suspected war criminal Zeljko 'Arkan' Raznatovic (C), the Commander of the Serbian volunteer detachment called 'The Tigers', observes a training session of his unit near the front line in eastern Slavonia, in the outskirts of the Croatian held town of Osijek 14 May. The situation in the area remains tense following Croat attacks in western Slavonia. (AFP PHOTO/Milos JELESIJEVIC/ EPA) 05/15/95

Currently I am completing some Distance Learning for a leadership qualification. I’m noticing some particularly disturbing (at least to me) text. For instance…

The powers conferred on military leaders are extraordinary and they are conferred so that leaders may advance the goals of the state in accordance with the law.

Well what happens if a government intent on committing genocide gets in power? The military is obliged to follow through on orders to commit genocide. There’s lots of text about soldiers being morally and legally bound to disobey a manifestly unlawful order. However, it gets a bit murky when a government changes the unlawful to lawful.  Bear in mind that 50.1% of the population can vote to legally kill the remaining 49.9%.

Another particularly disturbing quote from this leadership course:

However, once lawful Government direction is issued, it is the leader’s duty to ensure that such direction is carried out, regardless of whether the leader personally agrees with the decision or the direction provided.

According to this… if Stephen Harper uses his Executive power to issue a direction to shoot dead disabled people, the military is obliged to follow it.

The same goes for the passage below:

The mission of the CF is to use force or threaten to use it with the realization of Canada’s interests in mind.

Now you might say this is all academic but maybe not so much. I once read a Macleans article that said 49% of Canadians are admittedly racist in varying degrees. That’s 16,000,000 who don’t like people based on their skin color. A CBC news story1 puts that amount at 47% outside Quebec and 59% in Quebec.

Considering what’s happened throughout history in places like Cambodia, Germany, Rwanda, and Soviet Union… is it really that far of a stretch to think something similar couldn’t happen in Canada where half the country don’t like people of other races?

The Canadian military shouldn’t be unconditionally obliged to uphold what the government wants or says is right. Words have power. Important words are missing from some of the quotes:

The mission of the CF is to use force or threaten to use it with the realization of Canada’s interests when Canada’s interests are in line with internationally accepted principles of righteousness in mind.

In the same vein:

However, once lawful Government direction, (one that would be normally be accepted by the majority of internationally recognized “civilized” countries) is issued, it is the leader’s duty to ensure that such direction is carried out, regardless of whether the leader personally agrees with the decision or the direction provided.

This would create an obligation in clear written form for the Canadian military to disobey orders and prevent crimes against humanity should Canada’s government decide to go the same route as Apartheid, the Killing Fields, or the Third Reich.

A military dedicated to preserving good and upholding righteousness is, in my humble opinion, far preferable to a military dedicated to protecting and upholding a government’s wishes.


  1. 59% of Quebecers say they’re racist 

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Bastards. Complete Bastards.

Usually I can come up with decent subjects or stuff to show people on my blog.  It’s not often that I feel so gutted and low that I have no desire to blog about anything other than the way I feel.

There’s a genocide brewing in Iraq on Mount Sinjar with thousands of a minority group surrounded by terrorist bastards from the Islamic State group, and all the U.S can do is commit air strikes and do aid drops with parachutes which shatter when they hit the ground.

Let’s face the fucking facts – the U.S, France, Britain, and to a lesser extent Canada could all band together and end this bullshit in a couple of weeks.  But they won’t because it would cost more money.  Non stop carpet bombing of all Islamic State terrorist held areas until there were no signs of life would help.  Parking a battle group in the mediterranean off the coast of Haifa, and send another battle group up the Persian Gulf would allow America to send almost non-stop bombing missions. Why aren’t they doing it?  Logistics?  I don’t know all the facts?  BULLSHIT!  It’s complacency.

A battle group usually has 65 F18 Hornets – each of those can carry 13,700lbs of weapons.  So a battle group near Haifa, and one in the Persian Gulf could drop 1,781,000 lbs of ordinance on those religious extremists head and send them all straight to hell.  But will that happen?  Of course not.  Always got to remember the budget is more important than people’s lives.

Just like the Canadian government stood by in Rwanda and let nearly a million people be murdered by preventing Lt Gen Dallaire from doing anything… the same thing is happening with America and the Yazidi people on Mount Sinjar.

Arming the Kurdish fighters, commonly known as the Peshmerga, would also help but nobody will do that because 1. It might look bad.  2. They’re scared the PKK might get the arms. 3. Nobody wants to take the responsibility.

I’m past caring about the reparations of my blog anymore.  If I didn’t have children to care for, I might be in the middle of a desert saving innocent people’s lives.  They’re a group with a history of stability.. no links to militants, no extremist tendencies and for all intents and purposes completely normal army even if they aren’t a national army yet.

As it happens I have to sit back and be content with hating you all for not caring enough to speak out, or not caring enough to study and post statuses on Facebook, or not caring enough to write to your government urging them to help.

 

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Women who abuse men

Angry Woman

Way back in 1999, Stats Canada did a survey of 11,607 men1 over the age of 15. Out of all of those blokes, between 1994 – 1999 – seven percent experienced some type of spousal abuse on at least one occasion, compared with 8% of their female counterparts.

Feminists and men-haters out there always yap on about how the overwhelming majority of domestic abuse perpetrators are men.  The Stats Canada survey clearly sends a loud and clear message to feminists which is:

IN YOUR FACE!

Another study of 12 married blokes between 25 – 47 showed that the men sustained injuries such as multiple bruises and abrasions, dislocated ribs, injured genitalia, minor head trauma, numerous lacerations, and internal injuries. Weapons used by the wives included clothes hangers, steak knives, scissors, screwdrivers, cellular phones, fingernails, metal pots and pans, rolling pins, keys and other thrown objects. This study provided some insight into the respondents’ feelings about their situations and the effect those situations had on their self-identity:

The surveyed blokes indicated that they were often met with reactions of disbelief, surprise and skepticism from the staff of domestic abuse shelters, legal-based institutions and hospitals, as well as friends and neighbours.

Of the 495 American couples in the 1995 National Family Violence Survey for whom one or more abusive incidents were reported by a female respondent, the husband was the only violent partner in 25.9% of the cases, the wife was the only one to be violent in 25.5% of the cases, and both were violent in 48.6% of the cases.

Decreased Walloping Rates

According to the Department of Justice2, an estimated 7 percent of Canadian women and men aged 15 years and over who were in a current or previous, marital or common-law relationship, experienced some form of spousal violence between 1999 – 2004. This includes a rate of 7 percent for women (653,000 women) and 6 percent for men (546,000 men).

Conclusion

If you’re a feminist – quit with your sexist bullshit.  These are the facts. Not my opinions.  Instead of being female rights campaigners, become equal rights campaigners.

Domestic violence is abhorrent and should not be tolerated for one single second.  Neither should sexist women who try to minimize the importance and gravity of abuse that men suffer at the hands of women.

Lastly – sorry feminists, but the Duluth model is flawed.  It is severely hampered by its rigid insistence on a gendered concept of violence, defined as something done only by men, and only to women. I think I’ve showed here that that is not the case.


  1. Stats Canada survey 

  2. Department of Justice 

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Chiropractic quackery and whether it works

Chiropractic Medicine for Complete Idiots

This past weekend I was on top of an extremely sketchy and rather high roof that had a measure of buoyancy in it.  I was about to try and conquer a fear and rappel off the side of a brick building about fifty feet high.  To help dissipate the mounting fear and hyperventilating I was rapidly experiencing I started speaking to a couple of colleagues about chiropractors and what they do.

I asked two colleagues something to the effect of “isn’t chiropractic ‘fake’ medicine”, and told them that I’d been told by some very qualified people that chiropractors are engaged in quackery.

The best summary of chiropractice I could find was from Dr. Thomas Ballantine, Harvard Medical School who said:

The confrontation between medicine and chiropractic is not a struggle between two professions. Rather it is more in the nature of an effort by an informed group of individuals to protect the public from fraudulent health claims and practices.

Let’s be real – chiropractic therapy was founded by what seems to be a quack.  Daniel David Palmer1 apparently healed a deaf man by repositioning a vertabrae in his spine, then some time after that he healed someone with heart trouble using the same technique.  Apparently Palmer also claimed that 95% of all diseases were caused by displaced vertebrae, and invented a new word – ‘subluxation’ which he used to describe ‘a displacement of the spine’.

There are some things about chiropractic2 that I’ve recently found out. Someone with a DC after their name is NOT a medical doctor.  That is a fact.  Whilst they might have a ‘Doctor of Chiropractic’ degree – they simply are not doctors in the commonly accepted meaning of the word.

For a profession that was founded by a quack who was murdered by his own quack son responsible for spreading the quackery it seems rather silly to put faith into something that is no more effective than therapeutic exercise, more expensive and FAR MORE risky. It is a fact that you can die from going to a chiropractor as did Laurie Mathiason.

Laurie Mathiason was a 20-year-old Canadian waitress who visited a chiropractor 21 times between 1997 and 1998 to relieve her low-back pain. On her penultimate visit she complained of stiffness in her neck. That evening she began dropping plates at the restaurant, so she returned to the chiropractor. As the chiropractor manipulated her neck, Mathiason began to cry, her eyes started to roll, she foamed at the mouth and her body began to convulse. She was rushed to hospital, slipped into a coma and died three days later. At the inquest, the coroner declared: “Laurie died of a ruptured vertebral artery, which occurred in association with a chiropractic manipulation of the neck.”

The British Chiropractic Association sued Simon Singh for an article he wrote3 because he said they happily promote bogus treatment.  They lost.  This is the same organization that claimed chiropractic could heal asthma and infant colic.

After it’s proved that chiropractic can be deadly… would you really let someone do the same thing to YOUR child?


  1. Wikipedia Article on Daniel David Palmer 

  2. Chiropractor vs Doctor – Difference and Comparison 

  3. Beware the spinal trap 

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Tibi Ram: The Holocaust Survivor Who Fought in Every Israeli War

During the Holocaust Ze’ev Tibi Ram lost his whole family. He survived Auschwitz, a labour camp, and Bergen-Belsen. After being separated from his mother and eventually finding her at the end of the war, she disappeared and Tibi never saw her again. His brother survived until the end of the war, but died shortly after.

Now, Tibi gives lectures to soldiers about the holocaust and his extensive military experience. He is also the proud grandfather of an IDF soldier.

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JP Cormier – Hometown Battlefield

This is one of those songs that needs to be put out there. Apparently the Canadian Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs don’t track suicides by former soldiers1 according to veterans groups.

What is clear that suicides happen frequently and some people might say that not enough is being done – especially the widows of the deceased veterans.  In a story by Global News showing a timeline of recent soldier/ex-soldier suicides2, Tom MacEachern said the extent of his wife’s treatment for PTSD was “to see a psychologist for 45 minutes a week to ‘assist in reaching your goal of symptom management.’ We would like to say that Leona had slipped through the cracks in the system but, in fact, there does not seem to be ‘a system’.

Anyway – this song highlights the struggle for those considering, considered and followed through, and those left behind.


  1. Canadian soldier suicides poorly tracked, veterans groups say 

  2. Recent soldier suicides in Canada’s military 

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Mental Abuse

I just got told that I’m mentally abusing my girlfriend because I gave her an ultimatum of cigarettes or me.

A ditsy feminist got all pissy. I told her I have the right to control what comes into my life.

She got irritated and walked out. I hate feminism. Feminists care about women’s rights – not equal rights.

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