Stand By Me

Some time around mid-September in the year 2015 – an anonymous loser pilfered my iPad Mini from my gym bag outside the weight room at Kenora Recreation Centre.  It sucked but there’s not much I could do about it as the police weren’t going to raid every single house in Kenora for a $200 second hand iPad Mini from Winnipeg.

I went and bought a new one, changed my Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat passwords and went on with my life.

So a couple of weeks ago I’m chilling with my children and start getting a deluge of Facebook messages threatening me unless I took down a previously unheard of page called Kenora’s Druggies, Dealers, and Douchebags.  Being a bit miffed and slightly blindsided I logged into Facebook and checked out the page they were referring to.

I couldn’t edit the page because I wasn’t a page administrator, but as there apparently was a video showing that I’d created the page – I posted a ‘Visitor Comment’ on the page with a screenshot of my Facebook Groups & Pages letting people know I didn’t create the page, and I wasn’t an administrator.  Less than a minute later that message was deleted from the Page’s wall, and my ability to post another message or photo was restricted.  It was clear whoever was setting me up was doing their best to stop me from publicly defending myself and actually proving that it wasn’t me.

I messaged the page to warn them I’d taken steps to protect my life and that if someone came to do me harm and I got into a gun battle with them because they thought I created the page – the creator of the page would be responsible and would do time in jail at least for incitement.  My message was read but not replied to.

I spent the next few days trying to explain to people my iPad was stolen in mid-September which was at least half a month before the page started – but did anyone listen?  Of course not – so I gave up.

The stupid thing is everyone knows that I’ve been doing websites, computers, and doing Facebook for clients for nearly 13 years as part of my job.  Yet nobody bothered to think that after 13 years of using the internet and Facebook to make money – it’s obvious that I know how to cover my tracks if I cared enough about other people’s lives to make a page.

My children’s mother has a theory on who it was which makes perfect sense because they have motive, but there’s absolutely no evidence aside from a strange lack of commentary from them about this Facebook page. So I did as she asked and informed the police who came to my house.  I told the officer who came to my house that I’m not as much afraid for my safety as I’m afraid of what I would have to do to ensure my safety, and told him there’s a reason why I bought my firearms.   Obviously he said it won’t come to that and to call them if something happens and they’ll treat it as #1 priority.

The thing that sucks is when I changed my Facebook password after my iPad was stolen, if only I had remembered to sign out of other devices in Facebook settings none of this would ever have happened.  It’s a mistake I won’t make again.

To all of those people I lost as friends because they believed the gossip and forgot how people in Kenora are, if you ever again have an innocent friend who needs somebody in their corner – listen to the song below.  You should’ve known to Stand by Me.

Election Tampering

I understand that many are unhappy with the Conservative party – myself included.  But this type of shit attacks the very democracy this country is built on.

Our system of government thrives when people are freely able to vote according to their conscience and political beliefs without undue influence, or duress.  I hope this bastard goes to jail.


A Solution For Canada and First Nation People?

Being a foreign born Canadian I like to think I can see the plethora of issues between Canada and the First Nation people who’ve been colonized and almost destroyed from a neutral point of view.

But let’s get real – how could any normal person in good conscience look at a once proud people, who are now a ghost of their former selves, and side with the colonial power?  It is a undeniable fact there has been a systematic and deliberate attempt to destroy First Nation people’s identity, with some disgustingly sickening crimes (such as chemical experiments on Aboriginal children by German scientists in the 1930s)1 committed under the watch of Canada.

Sadly I’ve found the only people who simply don’t care are those who don’t want to lose the benefits from 200 years of deceit.  They always seem to be Caucasian people who complain about taxes while whining profusely about what First Nations get that they don’t. Acting like an entire race of people are a burden is sickening.  Many do it.

Strangely I never see them complaining about things like that during approximately 1996 – 2006 on-reserve school funding increased 19%, but provincial schools funding increased 45%… or that First Nation education institutions receive an average of $2000 less per student than provincial run institutions. Or that the Aboriginal student dropout rate before Grade 12 is 51% !!!2 What kind of person gives a shit about taxes when one racial demographic has more than half dropping out of school?

What’s the solution?

One option is for Canada to fairly fund First Nations in the same manner they do provincial governments.  For instance – Health Canada a while back told a local First Nation that their health care funding was going to be kept at a set amount regardless of population growth.  Would Canada ever do that to a municipal town or city?  I think not.

It could also fund First Nation schools at the same percentage, and raise funding at the same percentage as provincially run schools.

Canada could also bring in legislation that would withhold funding payments to schools for Aboriginal students that didn’t graduate.  This would stop a repeat of a situation that happened a while back in Kenora.  Local schools were accepting Aboriginal students from remote communities, trying every trick in the book to keep those children who are out of their element, in school past the guaranteed funding threshold.  Many of these students from remote communities had never left them, were constantly around family, and surrounded by their own culture.  So when they would come into town, they would experience culture shock. Culture shock was creating a situation where the Aboriginal students from remote communities needed more help than students who lived in Kenora, but were afraid/embarrassed to ask for help. The schools were found to be giving every effort to help the struggling students right up until the date the school was guaranteed funding, and then would simply stop trying to get the kids to stay in school, and wouldn’t help the kids who clearly needed help but were too embarrassed to ask for it.

Another option is for the Government of Canada to, with immediate effect, announce full and complete recognition of the sovereign independence of each First Nation within Canada (something the Lunatic Party of Canada has in its manifesto).

That would require each First Nation to establish systems to effectively manage their own citizenship, policing, judiciary, banking, and national defence.  Some might say many of these things are already being done – but could it really be done once the cord has been cut between Canada and First Nations? Would Canada be fulfilling its duty to First Nation people in First Nations where there is a hereditary Chief system, for instance? Hereditary Chiefs are chosen through bloodline, and are not democratically elected.

Many people might say that’s not for Canada to decide.  But on this issue, I believe that it definitely is for Canada to decide.  It’s spent the last couple of hundred years screwing things up so badly for Aboriginal people that going back to ways and systems which present day Aboriginal people have no experience of would be a recipe for disaster.

I believe that if First Nations had complete and full sovereign independence from Canada and were separate nation states, many First Nations would simply become failed states in short order.  However that goes against the dreams of many.

Perhaps there is no solution?

  1. Canada’s Holocaust – Hidden From History 

  2. Canada’s Aboriginal education crisis 

The Lunatic Party of Canada

After having been exposed to a political establishment in Canada in which all four major political parties are out to lunch, I have decided to publish a manifesto for the newly formed Lunatic Party of Canada.  Featuring myself as the Party Chairman, and my feline friend Moggy as Party Deputy Chairman. The party does not need a Treasurer because we don’t need cash.  The party does not need a secretary because I’m a trained one. The party does not need advertising either because it’s all done online.

About The Party

At the Lunatic Party of Canada we realise that we cannot please everyone, and so we attempt to strike a balance where we can help all sides of the political spectrum in a few issues.  Unlike the other political parties who only vote according to their party’s political leanings – we will govern based on right and wrong.  Whoever asks ‘who is to say what right and wrong is’ will have their vote of support for us rejected.  Pointless debates about what one person thinks  is right might not be that way for the next just cloud the political atmosphere and prevent action.

Punishing people convicted of a crime is righteous.  Dealing drugs because you’re an ugly albino bitchass and too damn stupid and lazy to live an honest life is not right.  You should by now have an inkling of the types of things we think are right and wrong.

Party Platform/Manifesto

Firearms Issues

The Right to Bear Arms / possess firearms for self defence will be written into the Constitution of Canada.

The right to carry a concealed firearm will also be permitted, subject to appropriate stringent checks, because the Lunatic Party of Canada realizes that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Gun Classification will be removed from the purview of all law enforcement agencies.  Law enforcement will be given opportunity to voice their objections to weapons classifications, but the final decision will be given to a panel of four civilian subject matter experts, with my vote being given in the event of a tied vote.

Aboriginal Issues

The Indian Act will be scrapped entirely and will be replaced with complete, full, and immediate Federal recognition of sovereignty for all First Nations (whether they like it or not).  Federal loans will be available to First Nations to produce their own passports and manage their own citizenship.

All tax exemptions for First Nations will therefore be repealed.  All affirmative action policies concerning First Nation citizens will be made illegal.  Aboriginal produced products/businesses will be subject to the same import/export laws as any other sovereign state.

All Treaties will be immediately honoured regardless of the cost, and land disputes settled (adjusted for inflation). Any non-First Nation property within Reserve boundaries will immediately be deemed illegal settlements.  The Right to Compensation will come from Federal funds if the land was misappropriated after 1945, and will come from Provincial funds in which the property exists if the land was misappropriated before 1945.

National Defence / Military Issues

The Department of National Defence will immediately have limits removed from its budget.  Conscription for all able bodied persons over the age of 18 years old will be mandatory for two years – although not necessarily when they turn 18 years old.  All able bodied persons after their conscription duty will be required to take fitness tests four times a year, as well as weapons qualifying four times a year, and be mandated to serve in times of national emergency.

Canada will immediately scrap the CF-18 jets in inventory, scrap the F-35 acquisition, and convince the United States to let it’s neighbour and ally purchase or lease two-hundred F-22 Raptor fighter jets.  Some have suggested the F-23 would be a better fit but although they are stealthier and faster, they are less agile than the F-22 which could mean deaths of Canadian pilots up against the sneaky fucking Russians.

Canada will immediately negotiate the construction and purchase five Nimitz Class Battle Groups from the United States, with the provision that half of the contract will be built in Canada.

The Canadian Army will be increased to 95,000 regular force troops, and 30,000 reserve troops.  The Navy will be increased by 28,000 combat sailors. The Air Force will be increased by 19,000 regular force combat pilots, and 43,000 reserve force combat pilots.

The Canadian military will also move its preferred standard issue rifle to the AK-74 – this is out of pure economics, and its almost unrivalled durability.  Bullets are dirt cheap, as are the weapons. For special forces and other select areas of the military, the military will switch from the AR platform to the XCR family of modular rifles by Robinson Armaments.

Foreign Policy

Canada will make eliminating the threat to Canadian ideals whether internationally or domestically from religious extremism the primary national priority.  Canada will take the fight to religious extremists literally.  For example – Canada will bomb ISIS into oblivion regardless of the cost, and/or national will, and will also start engaging in targeted assassinations.

Canada will commit troops to any conflict in which innocent people are being killed.

Canada will also cancel economic and military cooperation with all countries with a crappy human rights record.  Intelligence links between foreign agencies will be carefully cultivated and maintained to ensure Canada’s interests are maintained, and founding ideals are adhered to.


The Lunatic Party of Canada recognizes that once the environment is destroyed, we cannot create another one.  Anyone who disagrees with climate change due to pollution will have their voting rights removed.

Anyone who prioritizes material possessions such as money over the environment will have their voting rights removed.

Any companies or persons who pollutes the environment will be subject to punitive taxes of $100 per cubic ton of emissions.  Any companies or persons who reduce their pollution will be rewarded.  Any companies or persons who reduces their carbon footprint to zero will be relieved of the legal responsibility of paying taxes.

All mineral resources above and below private land will belong to the owner of the land.


All criminal activity will be grouped under two classifications: Righteous, and Unrighteous. For instance – a hard working man who’s been made redundant (because some fat cat has decided to downsize his company) that steals a loaf of bread to feed his family, or steals baby formula to feed his child will be given the product he’s stolen and it will be paid for by the people that made him redundant, and this will be classified as a Righteous Crime.  Someone shooting another person dead because they are being held at gunpoint, or their family held hostage will be an example of a Righteous Crime

An example of an Unrighteous Crime will be someone dealing drugs.  People committing Unrighteous Crimes will be given one reprieve at the death penalty and have half of their possessions liquidated and the proceeds given to a national charity for crime victims.  People committing a second Unrighteous Crime will be led to the gallows.

Prostitution and marijuana will immediately be legalized, federally regulated,and taxed.

Crimes against children, and sexual crimes will require immediate execution.

Polygraph tests will also be admissible in court.

Citizenship and Immigration

Canadian citizens fighting for terrorist groups and hostile nations will instantly have their citizenship revoked, unless they are born Canadians – in which case they will be brought back to Canada and led to the gallows.

A system will be introduced to convert the citizenship of born Canadians who are habitual welfare hounds to Permanent Residence.  Former Canadian citizens who’ve been converted to Permanent Residents will be denied the right to vote, the right to drive a vehicle, and the right to own property, until their citizenship has been reinstated through hard work.


Having children will require a permit, which will be granted only if the parents can afford children without federal assistance.

Free childcare will be provided by the federal government to every parent wanting to get or keep a job.


Social assistance will be freely provided to everyone with a history of contribution to the system and who actively want to work, and are attempting to find work, or persons who are determined to be unable to work by a licensed medical professional.

Receipt of social assistance will also be conditional upon passing weekly drug testing.


The rich, and privileged upper echelons of Canadian society will be banned from being able to make decisions in business, or government that will have an effect on average Canadians, but not on rich people.  For instance – rich people will not be allowed to create laws regarding taxes.

If you have a question on our Platform regarding a particular issue, please contact me as it would take far to long to type out our entire platform.

Will My Local MP for Kenora Deliver On His Promise?

My local MP is Greg Rickford who’s currently running for re-election in October 2015.  I’ve known him personally before he was a politican and just practising law.  Apparently he folds his socks.

This will be my first time voting in a Federal election – I’ve been registered but I elected not to vote the last time because I was disillusioned with all three parties.

Last week I went to Greg’s campaign office in Kenora and gave him a compromise.  I promised him my vote if in turn if he’s re-elected he promises to take my issue to the very top and do everything possible he can to help me.

My issue is the Turkish made Akdal MK1919 12 Gauge Shotgun (picture inset and below).  As you can it resembles an M16, or an AR for firearms enthusiasts which have Restricted status in Canada.  This means you can ONLY take it to and from the range.  You can’t go out in the forest and shoot, and you can’t hunt with it.

Akdal MKA1919 12 Gauge

The look of the firearm is where the similarity ends.  It was classified as a modified version, or variant of the AR platform by the RCMP, and is Restricted.  The sheer stupidity of that decision is apparent when you look at the list below:

  • Different barrel size
  • Upper receiver won’t fit onto an AR lower receiver
  • Lower receiver won’t fit onto an AR upper receiver
  • Trigger mechanism is different

Literally there is nothing you could take from this weapon and create a working AR from.  Yet the idiots at the RCMP insist on classifying firearms as Restricted based upon nothing but the look of it.  They classify weapons because they look scary.  Why does this matter?  Because plenty of law abiding firearms owners like myself for instance DON’T COMMIT GUN CRIMES!!!  Thousands of people get stabbed every year and I own knives too.  Should my cutlery drawer be classified as Restricted?

I think I speak for most firearms owners when I say that we don’t need grenade launchers, and fully automatic weapons.  But to restrict us from an activity in which we’ve never done anything wrong just because the tool in our hands looks scary borders on lunacy.

I told Greg Rickford I would vote for him if he promised me he would do everything in his power to get this weapon reclassified as non-restricted.  I made him promise three times to keep his end of the bargain, and I even asked his ‘Secretary’ (the lady who runs the constituency office) to remind him once he’s back in office.  He stated that he’s a member of Lake of the Woods Gun Club and he’s passionate about firearms ownership.  He might’ve been waxing lyrical though.  So I’m going to vote for him.  I will not be pleased if he doesn’t hold up his end of the bargain.

A Letter To Canada’s Taxpayers

Dear Canadian TaxPayers Who Control Your Politicians:

Whilst the men and women in Canada’s Armed Forces may not be your sons and daughters, they are still someone else’s children.

Being cavalier with the lives and safety of Canada’s military personnel just because it’s not your child… by allowing your political leadership to chronically underfund, and shortchange the military is sickening.

All of this might be a different story if it were your children sent to protect Canada and its interests with aging equipment and a military budget that is less of the GDP than places like Bangladesh, Burkino Faso, Fiji, Peru, and many other countries who have less of an international presence than Canada.

The military needs a healthy budget, constant investment in the latest technologies, researching new technologies and weapons systems, and above all it needs the Canadian taxpayer to stand behind it politically and financially so it can stand in front of Canadians physically.

In short – Dear Canadian Taxpayer – stop being niggardly and parsimonious with defense spending before Canada is relegated to insignificance and irrelevance. Thank you.

Witness to Murder at Indian Residential School

Irene Favel describes in a CBC interview (July 8, 2008) how she witnessed the murder of a baby by staff at the Muskowekwan Indian Residential School, run by the Roman Catholic Church in Lestock, Saskatchewan.

This segment of the interview is no longer available on the CBC archives.

This murder was part of a larger act of genocide called ‘Canada’s Holocaust‘.

Websites That Got Better


Having worked in the industry for ten years, web development and design is something I care about.  Especially when it comes to spending taxpayers money.

Some things in life aren’t about opinion – but factual things like loading times, color schemes being easier on the eyes than others, absence of long paragraphs of text etc.  So I decided to compile a list and show some before and after photos of various official websites of governments etc, that are built from public taxes.

The White House

Dubya’s Whitehouse website was far better than the previous.  But it still sucked compared to Obama’s.

whitehouse-1 whitehouse-2

 10 Downing Street

Again… no opinions needed – just a statement of the facts.  Crappiness to responsiveness wins every time.  Their webmaster needs to be fired because there’s no ‘A’ record to reach this website without the triple WWW.

10 Downing Street - Tony Blair 10 Downing Street - David Cameron

Government of Canada

This is probably my favorite redesign.  Responsive and easy to navigate. Incidentally – the Canadian Prime Minister’s website has always sucked.

Government of Canada - 2010 Government of Canada - 2015


Neither design is responsive – both are lacklustre – but at least the second is an improvement over the first.

Kremlin - 2006 Kremlin - 2015Sweden

At first look I thought this was junk.  Kinda hate the front page – maybe it’s the ridiculous side menu.  But this is actually my favorite.  The responsiveness on the second one is amazing, and you can tell someone younger was in charge of this project.  Well done Sweden.

Sweden - 2005 Sweden - 2015

Just Another Typical Kenora Resident

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.

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.