Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Today Ukraine, tomorrow Canada! -- A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland
On Jan. 10, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replaced Foreign Minister Stephane Dion with Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist proud of her Ukrainian roots and well-known for her hostility toward Russia. At the time, a big question in Ottawa was why. Some analysts believed that Trudeau’s decision may have started when it still seemed likely that Hillary Clinton would become the new U.S. president and a tough line against Moscow was expected in Washington.

However, by the time the switch was made, Donald Trump was on his way into the White House and Trudeau’s choice meant that Canada was allying itself more with the mounting hostility toward Russia inside the European Union than with President Trump’s hopes for a more cooperative relationship with the Kremlin. With Freeland running Canada’s Foreign Ministry, the chance for a shared view between Ottawa and Washington suddenly seemed remote.

People who have followed Freeland’s career were aware that her idée fixe for decades has been that Ukraine must be ripped out of the Russian sphere of influence. Her views fit with the intense Ukrainian nationalism of her maternal grandparents who immigrated to Canada after World War II and whom she has portrayed as victims of Josef Stalin and the Red Army.

So, Freeland celebrated the Soviet collapse in 1991, which enabled Ukraine to gain its independence. Freeland, then in her early 20s, was working in Kiev as a stringer for The Financial Times and The Washington Post, shining with delight over the emergence of a “New Ukraine.”

By the next decade, working as the U.S. managing editor of The Financial Times, she proudly interviewed then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, who had won control as a result of the 2004 “Orange Revolution.” In her approach to journalism, Freeland made clear her commitment to foment Ukrainian-Russian tensions in any possible way. Indeed, during her journalistic career, which ended in 2013 when she won a seat in Canada’s parliament, Freeland remained fiercely anti-Russian.

In 2014, Yushchenko’s rival Viktor Yanukovych was Ukraine’s elected president while Canadian MP Freeland urged on the “Euro-Maidan” protests against Yanukovych and his desire to maintain friendly relations with Moscow. On Jan. 27, 2014, as the protests grew more violent with ultra-nationalist street fighters moving to the forefront and firebombing police, Freeland visited Kiev and published an op-ed in The Globe and Mail blaming the violence on Yanukovych.

“Democratic values are rarely challenged as directly as they are being today in Ukraine,” Freeland wrote, arguing that the protesters, not the elected president, represented democracy and the rule of law. “Their victory will be a victory for us all; their defeat will weaken democracy far from the Euromaidan. We are all Ukrainians now. Let’s do what we can — which is a lot — to support them.”  (more...)


Jewish women lined up waiting to be shot at Babi Yar, September 1941
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Monday, February 27, 2017

The Road to Elohim

Canadian Robert Millar, Elohim City's founder
Anyone who has read even the most basic literature on paramilitary, right-wing groups has inevitably stumbled upon references to the mysterious Elohim City. Elohim City first gained national notoriety in the wake of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the largest domestic act of terrorism prior to September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but it has long been the center of an underground movement involved in acts of terrorism, bank robberies, gun trafficking, drug trafficking, and other such endeavors. Despite its long-standing ties to crime and terrorism Elohim has long avoided any type of serious scrutiny, even after its links to Timothy McVeigh became public knowledge.

In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing federal authorities would seemingly go to any lengths necessary to avoid bringing Elohim into the spotlight. This in turn has fueled any number of conspiracy theories concerning the true objective of Elohim, with some dismissing it as a ploy to discredit the grassroots right while others believing that it is at the heart of an ongoing campaign being waged by America's cryptocracy. Whatever the case, Elohim and its legacy are still having an effect on the American landscape, as the recent case of serial killer Israel Keyes illustrates. What's more, with right wing extremism and terrorism once again gripping the public consciousness Elohim is especially relevant as it was at the heart of the modern incarnation of such movements.

This series will be an examination of both Elohim and the birth of the modern right-wing paramilitary movement. Indeed, it is impossible to truly appreciate Elohim's legacy without putting it in the context of the broader wave that it was a part of.  (more...)


A commie in your crosshairs

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Single black mom battles school over calls to CAS


Lisa, a federal civil servant, is raising David, her 7-year-old son, on her own but with the involvement of his father and the support of family. She never had any reason to think the children’s aid society would show up at her north Toronto house.

But over the course of a school year, administrators at her son’s Toronto public school made, by Lisa’s count, five calls to the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, alleging maltreatment.

Each time, the society found no protection concerns.

Lisa has filed an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging she was discriminated againstbecause she was a single black mother. Lisa claims unfounded allegations were passed to the CAS as payback for her advocacy over her son’s education plan and for questioning staff behaviour.

Last May, the school sent a 24-page cease-and-desist letter to Lisa chronicling contact between her and the school, describing her as having “unreasonable expectations,” and strongly recommending placing David in a special program usually reserved for suspended and expelled students.

Lisa, 41, alleges she was “coerced” into agreeing to place her son in the program. She also alleges the experience has caused pain and suffering and “lasting effects” on her son’s well-being. She is seeking $1 million in compensation.  (more...)


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female grade school teacher with an education degree
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Propaganda Due: A Strange and Terrible Journey Into the Heart of the Deep State

The so-called "Black Friars" of P2
The Internet is awash with a host of Byzantine conspiracy theories concerning Freemasonry. The legitimacy of these claims varies widely and an individual can easily dedicate a considerable amount of time (and money) researching claims that are utterly baseless. And the diligent research will come to find that many of these claims are baseless or at least highly embellished, be assured. An overview of the vast litany of material claiming to reveal the nefarious aims of Freemasonry is well beyond the scope of this blog --indeed, several books could be written on this subject.

While the subject at hand --the notorious Propaganda Due lodge (generally referred to as P2) of Italy --is certainly a staple of Masonic conspiracy literature, much of said literature is of little value in understanding the true aims and masters of P2. P2 was many things, but a conventional Masonic lodge it was not. It has been described as a parallel or shadow government of Italy and during its heyday there was much merit to this claim. But P2's activities were not restricted to Italy --it was an international organization with branches all across Europe and the Americas. And its contacts were impeccable --the intelligence services of the US, USSR and various other European governments as well as various politicians and organized crime figures spanning either Bloc.

During its peak years of activity --from roughly 1969 to 1982 --Propaganda Due's presence in a host of scandals that rocked both Italy and the international scene always seemed to be vaguely discernable like lipstick traces on a cigarette. In one form or another the organization has been linked to the notorious "Operation Gladio" ..., the Vatican banking scandal, the bizarre death of Pope John Paul I, the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, Italy's "Years of Lead" (a prolonged period of indiscriminate terrorism that destabilized the nation throughout the 1970s), various Latin American death squads and international drug trafficking.  (more...)


Friday, February 24, 2017

Sick and Twisted Toronto: Dramatizing the interrogation of Russell Williams an act of cold-blooded voyeurism


There is a new chapter in the ongoing saga of serial killer narratives and whether they amount to art or outright exploitation. The latest cruel piece of business is not a play, exactly, but a “staged transcript” of the interrogation of disgraced former Canadian Forces colonel Russell Williams, the one that made a household name of Det. Sgt. Jim Smyth of the Ontario Provincial Police.

One Little Goat Theatre Company’s production of Smyth-Williams is scheduled to open next week at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Backstage in Toronto. The public is virtually unanimous that murderers should never profit from their crimes, but reaction to the artistic community’s role in hocking tickets, or books, or made for television movies — and our role in consuming that output — is much more unsettled.

There is a very blurry line between what often begins with awareness-raising and too often ends with infamy-making. When the force and intensity of the public gaze turns away from the suffering of victims toward perpetrators, a secondary act of violence is committed: an act of cold-blooded voyeurism that leads to forgetting them and remembering him.  (more...)


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In their salad days
I've frequently highlighted the many bizarre aspects of my city and my alma matter in this chronicle. The Williams/Bernardo bromance epitomizes, in a way, the underbelly of weirdness I've discovered about my neighbors and classmates. Funny how, just as it became part of our low culture, I discovered an in-depth exploration of the meaning of it all:


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Rise of Canadian Nazism: A dark road beckons Canada’s Conservatives and the Manning Conference is speeding their way

Poorly formed Catholics fall for odious ideologies
During the Harper years, the annual Manning Conference — convened by the Manning Centre, founded by former Reform Party leader Preston Manning — served as a kind of Conservative party in exile: a haven for decency and thoughtfulness amid the brain-dead thuggery of the time. If the conference has grown increasingly partisan over the years, it has generally been an enlightened partisanship.

This year’s conference is particularly well timed. A number of coincident events have combined to put the party, and the movement, at something of a crossroads: Donald Trump’s election, and the rise of far-right populist parties elsewhere; the insurgent campaign by similar forces — anti-Muslim, anti-refugee, anti-elite, crudely nationalist — in Canada, culminating in the current hysteria over, of all things, a parliamentary motion; the rise and sudden fall of Milo Yiannopoulos, the leading voice of the nihilistic, say-anything “alt-right” in the United States; and of course, the federal Conservative leadership race, now entering its final months.

The campaign has featured some of the best and worst of the Conservative party. There are candidates championing exciting economic ideas to raise national productivity and make life more affordable for average people; candidates defending important principles with candour, even in the face of party orthodoxy; candidates representing, at the least, agreeability, pragmatism and outreach.

But there are also candidates appealing, with transparent calculation, to the worst sorts of fears and divisions; roving con men looking for their next takeover target; lost ex-diplomats looking for their souls; single-issue shills and self-promoting no-hopers and everything in between. The sight of four of them lining up to kiss Ezra (The Rebel Commander) Levant’s ring at his most recent fearapalooza was mortifying: one felt only shame and embarrassment for all of them.  (more...)


Canadian aversion to Nazism? Not really:

Poorly formed Quaker and Catholic

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Former Brampton hockey coach charged with historic sexual assaults


A former Brampton hockey coach has been accused of sexually assaulting two of his players in the early 1990s, Peel Regional Police report.

Douglas John Russell, 57, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 21 with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation. He was held for a bail hearing.

Police allege two separate sexual assault occurred between 1992 and 1993 involving two players who were being coached by Russell at the time. Police said the boys, both 14 years old at the time of the alleged assaults, played in the Brampton Minor Hockey League where Russell was their coach. The assaults allegedly happened in Russell's Brampton home at a time when each boy was alone with him, according to police.  (more...)


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Dysfunction, incompetence plague York Region District School Board


Don't say the N-workd in York, the community north of Toronto. They don't want to hear it.

No, not that N-word. The other one.

Nancy.

Until last week, Nancy Elgie was a trustee with the York Region District School Board. She had to resign her position after she called a black parent the N-word.

No, not Nancy. The other N-word.

Elgie's resignation comes after weeks of public pressure from parents, teachers, trustees - even the provincial minister of Education - that she quit.

In her apology, Elgie, 82, blamed a recent head trauma for her foul moth - the concussion must have knocked that ugly word loose.

Now that Elgie has removed herself as an embarrassment and a distraction, the school board can move on to other embarrassments and distractions.

And York Region has plenty of them.  (more...)


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The Family: 'You guys are here to learn to rule the world.'


Across the blogosphere there are no shortage of accounts of "occult" secret societies infiltrating the American political spectrum in a bid to destroy Christianity and control the world. Certainly this blog has considered more than its far share of secretive orders over the years and this has required a great deal of research on the part of this writer. As this research has become more in depth over the years I have learned that, if nothing else, while there likely are secretive orders that influence international affairs, they are far stranger than the typical Alex Jones bot can scarcely imagine.

Case in point is the bizarre Christian sect known sometimes as "The Family" or "The Fellowship." It has existed since the 1930s, has steadily accumulated political influence for decades as well as cultivating a very close relationship with the US national security apparatus and has been involved in a host of intrigues. And yet it is rarely if ever mentioned by conspiracy theorists despite ample documentation of its extensive influence on the American political landscape. He's an overview of the outfit's more recent activities:
"The group is best known for hosting the National Prayer Breakfast each February with the President of the United States. Also known as the 'Family,' the group includes Republican U.S. Senator Don Nickles (OK), Charles Grassly (IA), Pete Domenici (NM), John Ensign (NV), James Inhofe (OK) --a sponsor of the Constitution Restoration Act --and Conrad Burns (MT). The 'invisible' brotherhood also includes Democratic Senator Bill Nelson (FL). 
"The House is represented by Republicans Jim DeMint (SC), Frank Wolf (VA), Joseph Pitts (PA), and Zach Wamp (TN), as well as a lone Democrat, Bart Stupak. 
 "Anthony Lappe, a former mainstream journalist who later became a founder and editor of Guerrilla News Network (www.gnn.tv), has written, 'The Fellowship is one of the most secretive, most powerful religious organizations in the country. Its connections reach to the highest levels of the U.S. government and include ties to the CIA and numerous current and past dictators around the world.' In the spirit of Straussian Neocon secrecy, its members, according to Lappe, have 'denied owing any allegiance to the group, and several professed ignorance of even the most basic facts about the organization.'  (more...)




Monday, February 20, 2017

Most Recent Ontario College of Teachers Hearings Involving Sexual Misconduct


Three-member panels of the Discipline Committee conduct public hearings into cases of alleged incompetence or professional misconduct...

Decisions are now available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), a searchable database operated by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

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Creepy

Catholic Masonry: "God, country and the Anvil!"

 El yunque: La ultraderecha en el poder

I agree to join the National Organization of the Anvil (also known as 'El Yunque,' or 'The Anvil' in Spanish), assuming the fight for the kingdom of Christ in Spain as the most important activity in my life. I swear to keep the existence of the organization absolutely secret, as well as its members, actions and strategies. I also swear to obey its commands and act responsibly as a leader when told to do so. As a Christian knight I pledge to defend, even at the expense of my own life, this tool that God has given us to establish his kingdom on Earth."

Sitting at the table of a Madrid café, this former activist of El Yunque, a secret Christian organization allegedly rooted in numerous Spanish far-right movements, rattles off the pledge of loyalty that he made years ago, which changed his life.

According to his testimony, the rite of initiation into this secret society is markedly military. "We're a militia" [...] "You haven't chosen to come here, you've been chosen, and as of today you will belong to a caste of the chosen. Our struggle is that of the crusades, of the Catholic militants." [...] "If you intend to betray us or ever stray from us in any way, you shall find in each and every one of us an avenging judge," warns the man officiating the initiation ceremony, which ends the following chant: "Comrades and brothers, stad firmus ut incus percusat!" ("Stand thou as a beaten anvil") followed by the shouts: "God! Country! Anvil!" accompanied by loud banging on the table.  (more...)


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Toronto's Closet Nazis: Police investigating Anti-Semitic incidents at North York condo building


Toronto police are investigating after Anti-Semitic notes were found on the doors of several units at a Willowdale condo building.

Post-it notes bearing a Swastika and reading ‘No Jews’ were found on the front doors of several Jewish residences in the building on Beecroft Road, in the Yonge Street and Park Home Avenue area.

Some of the notes contained Anti-Semitic slurs and some neighbours reported that their mezuzahs – blessings traditionally posted on the doorways of Jewish homes – had been vandalized.

In all, seven residents reported receiving the notes or having the mezuzahs on their doors vandalized.

Speaking with CP24, one resident who came home to find her mezuzah vandalized said she was “shocked.”

“It’s naturally very disturbing,” Helen Chaiton said. “I come from the Holocaust – my parents came to Canada in 1948 after the war. So I’m very familiar with Anti-Semitism and I know historically what ensues.”  (more...)


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Recent occurrences in the Greater Toronto Area are revealing a resurgence of a latent toxic subculture that has plagued area communities in the post-war era. I encountered this subculture within weeks of my arrival as a university student in the 1970s, and was repeatedly confronted by it in workplace and social settings in the following years. Toronto has been a destination for many refugees from Axis and collaborationist regimes, and has absorbed many of their associated pathologies. More incredibly, known Nazi war criminals have been allowed entry into Canada in exchange for expertise and anti-communist "intelligence". Those who supposedly know better than us have much to account for in regards to their lawless, immoral, and treasonous actions. Conservatism, in particular, has suffered by the infiltration of toxic agendas and ideologies. Family and life issues have been assiduously undermined by faux conservatives using bait-and-switch tactics to dupe who they consider "useful idiots". As these chameleons become bolder and more brazen, we must use the opportunity to identify them, call them out, and cut them out of our efforts to build a sane society for our posterity. If enough damage is done to our communities, we will have no communities. It is essential that we guard our efforts against sabotage by such rogue elements.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Switzerland: Defending the interests of tax dodgers


A Swiss lawyer has posted YouTube adverts, giving tips on how to “save your black money in Switzerland” with “bonanza tax loopholes”. It raises the question of how far intermediaries, like lawyers, can go in defending their clients’ assets in an age of increased transparency and litigation.

In his videos, Enzo Caputo informs potential clients of “100% legal” loopholes in the global automatic exchange of tax information system. He advises on how to “fly under the radar” by investing outside of the banking system in gold, real estate trusts, classic cars or artifacts, such as original signatures of Einstein.

Offering to connect clients with dealers, or accompany them to auctions, Caputo signs off one video by saying: “Be rich, and remain rich.”

Enzo Caputo strongly denies that his Zurich-based Caputo & Partners practice assists tax evaders. His videos are part educational and part “pure marketing instrument with the goal of shaking up clients emotionally and to bring them to give me a call”, he told swissinfo.ch in a written statement.  (more...)



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1 In 5 Canadian Homeowners Commits Mortgage Fraud, Says Top Broker


The cost of shelter in Canada has been skyrocketing for the past few years. So much so that analysts and economists have been scratching their heads at how it’s possible that so many Canadians can afford homes at these prices. The answer might be simple according to Scott Nazareth, one of Canada’s top mortgage brokers – fraud.

Scott, who is also the founder of Loanerr, estimates that mortgage fraud is much higher than people would think. “Many people may not consider ‘fraud’ the word to use for a ‘white lie’ for omissions of information to their broker or bank” he explained. “[but] they may be surprised to note that any wrong information on their mortgage application is considered fraud.”

No, these aren’t super villain-style gangsters that dabble in mortgage fraud when they aren’t trying to kill Spiderman. Many are regular Canadians scrambling to get into the real estate rush, but can’t afford it by regular standards. In fact, a lot are families trying to buy a home before prices become so high it’s no longer a reality. Scott estimates it’s “as high as 20%,  or 1 in 5 people.” He explained some people may “strategically try to withhold information or inflate their income through various means.”  (more...)


Friday, February 17, 2017

Nancy Elgie resigns from York school board amid uproar over racial slur

Charline Grant, the parent who was the target of a racial slur uttered by trustee
Nancy Elgie, said it is time for the community to heal.
York Region trustee Nancy Elgie — who has clung to her position for weeks amid public furor over her use of a racial slur — is now stepping down, saying she “brought undeserved distress” to the community and harmed the school board’s reputation.

In a video statement posted on YouTube, a well-spoken Elgie said that over the past 17 years as a trustee, “I have always tried to make a difference, particularly for our most vulnerable children.”

She said using the word n----- to refer to a black parent, after a public meeting last November “was a terrible mistake.”

“So I have decided that the best thing I can do to serve the people of Georgina, and the board, is to step down. I hope that this will allow trustees to move forward and focus on the many important issues they face. And that it will enable a process of healing and restoration to begin. I am quite willing to be involved in that process, if it would be helpful, though it will not be as a trustee,” Elgie said in the video.

Charline Grant, the parent who was the target of the slur, said, “I appreciate her finally stepping down … (now) everyone can start to heal, not just myself, but the community.”  (more...)


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This is not only an issue for the political left. Conservative movements become undermined by closet Nazis who drive away people who would otherwise support them. This problem becomes especially acute when the leadership harbors an odious agenda. Parenthood should be the ultimate unifying factor in a community.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

DJ's Money Machine: How Donald Trump became Deutsche Bank's biggest headache

Money for nuthin...
The language was scathing, the tone sarcastic. “[Donald] Trump proclaims himself the archetypal businessman, a deal-maker without peer,” the memo said.

It mentioned Trump’s boast that he was worth “billions of dollars”. And it listed his interests in “numerous extraordinary properties” across the world, from New York to Panama, not to mention his latest golf course in Scotland.

Another document noted: “Trump is no stranger to overdue debt.”

The angry memos were written by lawyers acting on behalf of Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, which was suing the billionaire.

It was November 2008. Three-and-a-half years earlier the bank had loaned Trump the cash to build one of his grandest projects yet: a hotel and mega-tower in Chicago.

Trump had given his personal guarantee he would repay the $640m. As per agreement, he was now due to hand over a large chunk, $40m.

There was only one problem: the future 45th president of the United States was refusing to pay up. Deutsche initiated legal action. Trump responded with a blistering, scarcely credible writ of his own, a 10-count complaint in New York’s supreme court, in the county of Queens.

In it, Trump adopted a highly unusual defence, known as “force majeure”. He claimed that the 2008 economic crisis was a “once-in-a-century credit tsunami”, an act of God that was equivalent to an earthquake.

Since it couldn’t have been anticipated, and it wasn’t his fault, he wasn’t obliged to pay Deutsche anything. It wouldn’t get the $40m or the outstanding $330m, his writ said.

He went further. Trump claimed Deutsche Bank had actually helped cause the crunch. Therefore it owed him. Trump demanded $3bn from Deutsche in compensation.  (more...)


The Lady doth protest too much, methinks.


Anyone else see a pimp and his girl?

Donald Trump lifts anti-corruption rules in 'gift to the American oil lobby'


Donald Trump moved on Tuesday to expunge rules aimed at forcing oil companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments in order to secure lucrative mining and drilling rights.

The rules, called the Cardin-Lugar regulations, were established under the Dodd-Frank Act, the wide-ranging financial regulations brought in after the last financial crisis. Energy industry executives, including the former Exxon boss and now secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, have lobbied hard against the rule, arguing it gives global rivals a competitive edge.

The rules aimed to help fight corruption, and critics charge that Tuesday’s move handed “an astonishing gift to the American oil lobby”.

“It’s a big deal,” Trump said to reporters in the Oval Office as he signed the resolution. “The energy jobs are coming back. Lots of people going back to work now.”  (more...)


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Panama Papers Committee Investigates in London UK, Home To 2,000 ‘Enablers’


Last year the Panama Papers scandal shook the world and lifted the lid on murky offshore dealings in spectacular fashion. The political consequences and investigations, criminal and otherwise are far from over. The European Parliament set up the Panama Papers inquiry committee tasked with investigating “alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application by the EU Commission or member states of EU laws on money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion.” Today Bloomberg reports that the committee begins a series of ‘secret fact-finding meetings’ in London for two days. It has come to the heart of the beast.

We have always said that the Panama Papers could just as well have been branded the ‘British Virgin Islands Papers’, since that British Overseas territory was revealed as a Mossack Fonseca favourite, whose most important secrecy offering comes from it’s “lax, flexible, ask-no-questions, see-no-evil company incorporation regime.”

The UK has a special responsibility to take a global lead on tackling financial secrecy. The United Kingdom runs a global network of Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies that includes some of the world’s biggest tax havens — including the Caymans, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Jersey. If all of the UK’s satellite jurisdictions were rolled into one, the UK would be number one in the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index.  (more...)



Premier calls use of 'N-word' 'unacceptable behaviour' but won't say trustee should resign

Condescension for the back of the equity bus?
Despite calling the use of the "N-word" unacceptable — Premier Kathleen Wynne stopped short of saying that Nancy Elgie, the York District School Board trustee who admitted to using a racial slur in reference to a parent, should resign.

Wynne was asked about Elgie on Wednesday, and said there's "a lot of pressure on this individual; she's going to have to search her conscience and make a decision for herself."

Though pressed multiple times, Wynne refused to say Elgie should resign.

On Tuesday, Education Minister Mitzie Hunter said Elgie needs to step down, joining several other voices — including parents, school trustees and MPPs — who have called for the same.  (more...)




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Ashton Kutcher makes emotional appeal to US senators to tackle child sexual abuse


Actor Ashton Kutcher has given an emotional speech to US senators as he called for more action to tackle child sexual abuse.

The Hollywood star discussed progress in combating modern slavery in a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington.

Kutcher, 39, co-founded the organisation Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, which builds software to fight human trafficking.

The "Spotlight" tool, which Kutcher said has helped identify 6,000 victims in six months, was created after a 2012 sex trafficking survey found that 63 percent of underage victims reported being bought or sold online.

The visibly emotional actor - who has two young children with actress Mila Kunis - said: "I've been on FBI raids where I've seen things that no person should ever see.

"I've seen video content of a child that's the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia.

"And this child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play."  (more...)


Might be a fine place to begin draining the swamp:

Rank hath its privileges

Don’t mistake teen sexual confusion for gender dysphoria: Teacher


A veteran Vancouver teacher and counsellor has a warning for educators who are buying into what he sees as a pop psychology fad to over-diagnose gender dysphoria in young people.

Daryl Wakeham, who has taught for 13 year in public schools and 25 in private schools, says it’s dangerous for young people to start thinking they are transgendered when most are just sexually confused.

Wakeham admits he’s succumbed to many other psychological fads that have come and gone in his decades in the B.C. school system. Many of them have led to tragic misdiagnoses of boys and girls and an over-reliance on pharmaceutical medications.

Wakeham is convinced the recent excitement about gender dysphoria is leading to another wrong-headed trend, which will be doing more harm than good to students, for whom it’s normal to struggle with gender and sexual identity.  (more...)


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Documentary Shows China’s Propaganda Reach in Canada


A Canadian-made documentary that shines a light on one of China’s largest soft-power initiatives is starting to pick up awards as it makes its rounds on the film festival circuit.

Filmmaker Doris Liu, a Chinese-Canadian journalist based in Toronto, got interested in Confucius Institutes when she heard the story of Sonia Zhao, who defected to Canada and went on to expose the unsavoury behind-the-scenes practices of what China bills as a Chinese language and culture program.

Zhao came to Canada to teach at McMaster University’s Confucius Institute in 2011. Liu’s documentary “In the Name of Confucius” tells Zhao’s story amid the backdrop of a public showdown over the Toronto District School Board‘s controversial decision to bring a Confucius Institute (CI) to Canada’s largest school board.

China has made deals to install CIs in hundreds of educational institutions around the world by giving those institutions the ability to offer Chinese language and culture classes using teachers and curricula selected and paid for by the Beijing regime.

CIs are commonly acknowledged by intelligence agencies as tools to extend the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) soft power. According to Michel Juneau-Katsuya, a former senior manager with the Canadian Security Intelligence Agency, CIs are part of a larger network of organizations used by the CCP to advance its influence abroad.  (more...)


IN THE NAME OF CONFUCIUS TRAILER from IN THE NAME OF CONFUCIUS on Vimeo.
“In the Name of Confucius” is the first documentary exposé of China’s multi-billion dollar Confucius Institute program and the growing global controversies surrounding it, ranging from erosions to academic integrity and violations to human-rights codes, to foreign influence and potential infringements on national security.

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Back in my day, in addition to the stock Cultural Marxists, the schools were full of closet Nazis. The Chinese are just doing what every other ideologue has been doing in Canada since before the earth's crust cooled. It's astounding how little integrity our academics have; how willing they are to sell out foreign influence.

Canada misses out on nearly $50 billion in tax each year


The federal government forgoes as much as $47.8 billion in uncollected taxes every year, according to a new report that Ottawa has yet to release.

These billions represent only a fraction of all taxes that go unpaid because they don’t include taxes owed to the provinces and municipalities — all of which are in need of additional revenues to close budget deficits and deliver on major public works projects.

“Everyone wants to make sure that everyone else is paying their fair share of taxes,” said Matthew Stewart, who oversaw the research for the report, published by the Conference Board of Canada on Monday.

“We wanted to use an initial study to push the (Canada Revenue Agency) into doing more work on this. . . . The first step is figuring out what the gap is, then you can come up with a plan to crack down on it.”

Despite a promise during the last election campaign, Ottawa hasn’t produced an official figure for the tax gap — an estimate of the difference between all tax due on paper and the actual tax revenue collected by the government.

In the interim, researchers used techniques developed by tax agencies in the U.K. and U.S. to estimate a Canadian tax gap of between $16 billion and $47.8 billion for the 2010 tax year. This lost revenue would have provided a significant boost to the $160 billion the CRA collected in federal taxes that year.  (more...)


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bombardier: Master Class in Tax Dodging

The kid with his life size toys
Bombardier has a lot of nerve.

It operates subsidiaries in Luxembourg and other tax havens to reduce the share of taxes it pays back home. Its top management have $18Million in stock options among them – qualifying for a loophole which makes a good chunk of that income tax free. CEO Pierre Beaudoin was recently named to the list of Top 100 most highly paid business leaders.

Bombardier and its big bosses are the epitome of taking corporate welfare while shrinking their tax responsibility. Yet this week it was revealed that they will, once again,  brazenly take regular taxpayers’ money for a “repayable” loan to improve a product line. The Liberal government has imposed no conditions to this loan.

“The government is transferring taxpayer money right into the pockets of the wealthy,” says Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness. “Bombardier’s big bosses say that this loan will help with a big sale resulting in more tax paid to the Canadian and Quebec governments. Nothing in their history bears this out.”  (more...)


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Belfast hospital's paedophile doctor and unanswered questions that won't go away


Dr Morris Fraser is a career paedophile whose abuse of boys was detected in 1971, but whose position as a doctor, after four abuse convictions, ended voluntarily in 1995. Why was he not stopped when the RUC confirmed Fraser's abuse in October 1971? Sir Anthony Hart's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIAI) should have investigated. It is a mystery why it did not do so.

Fraser used his post as a Royal Victoria Hospital child psychiatrist, and role as a scout leader on Belfast's Antrim Road, to target children. In the early 1970s, a contrived panic about the effect of the Troubles on children gave Fraser an international media profile.

Like a lot of abusers, Fraser conspired with others and became a manipulating liar.

Two institutions supposed to safeguard the public should have halted Fraser in his tracks, the police and the General Medical Council. The doctors' body spent over a year faffing about, but faced extraordinary levels of police non-cooperation. In turn, police minimised Fraser's crimes and refused to tell his employer about their celebrity doctor.  (more...)


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Brownstone Operations: Sex Sting Blackmail Cartels



Brownstones are blackmail operations using children as the sexual objects by which the organisers blackmail whoever they want to blackmail. In the US there are probably brownstones in every county, and they are also worldwide in order to gain power and control.

Jeffrey Epstein was running one with Brit Ghislaine Maxwell (daughter of disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell who stole peoples pensions and sold PROMIS spying software)

The same style of operation will be run in Britain by MI5 and an old example was at Kincora, although they will be much slicker by now. Britain will also be running them abroad via MI6, in cooperation with Gladio forces, Pinay Circle and maybe with or in opposition to the Knights of Malta Puppetmasters of Child Sexual Abuse – Le Cercle, Gladio, Knights of Malta and Opus Dei Networks

Other countries will all be running with their equivalents. Many different entities run them.

Although George has not mentioned it yet, certainly in the US and UK, children are being  stolen from families with the connivance of social services, courts, doctors, psychiatrists, lawyers and judges under the guise of forced adoption, and other techniques. This is supposedly in the “best interests of the child” and parents are gagged by courts from speaking out, again so the children are not identified, leaving parents helpless.

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Is that your daughter, Jeff?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The FBI: The Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich


Can the Fourth Reich happen here? It’s already happening right under our noses!

“After five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.”— Historian Robert Gellately

“Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising to power.”—Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, on the danger posed by the FBI to our civil liberties

Lately, there’s been a lot of rhetoric comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The concern is that a Nazi-type regime may be rising in America.

That process, however, began a long time ago.

In fact, following the second World War, the U.S. government recruited Hitler’s employees, adopted his protocols, embraced his mindset about law and order, implemented his tactics in incremental steps, and began to lay the foundations for the rise of the Fourth Reich.

Sounds far-fetched? Read on. It’s all documented.  (more...)



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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Nancy Elgie must resign over racial slur: York board chair

Rob Davis, a former Toronto Catholic school board trustee and city councillor,
has started an in-your-face social media campaign urging York Region trustees
to vote to suspend fellow trustee Nancy Elgie.
After months of privately pleading with Trustee Nancy Elgie to “do the right thing,” the chair of the York Region school board is now publicly urging her to step down for using a “horrific slur” that has caused such upset among parents, students and staff.

“I have called on her for months to make this right, and I feel now, clearly, the only way to do so is for her to resign,” Loralea Carruthers told the Star. “While I do believe her apology was heartfelt, it is clear that doing all that is necessary in this situation requires Trustee Elgie to resign.”

Elgie has come under increasing pressure to step down after admitting to — and saying sorry for — referring to a black parent as a n----- after a public meeting late last year. Earlier this week, her family announced she is taking an indefinite medical leave, saying she misspoke because of a head injury she suffered last October.

“The use of such a horrific slur, even if inadvertently, has caused undue pain to parents, students and staff of colour in our communities,” Carruthers said. “Trustees have heard from parents directly about how this has hurt them. While we do not have the authority to force a colleague to resign, I strongly urge her to take responsibility for what this has done to our board and the community we serve.”  (more...)


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Two mothers affected by racism in York Region schools, Jacqui Testoni, left, and
Charline Grant, wiping away tears, during a board meeting in Aurora last month.
Grant recently received an apology from trustee Nancy Elgie, who used a racial
slur when referring to her at an earlier meeting.

The Past Prefigures the Present: Quo Vadis, Francis?


 In God's Name

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Fact and opinions and Nancy Elgie


For many months now the Toronto Star’s Noor Javed and Kristin Rushowy have reported diligently on the racial tensions roiling within the York Region District School Board that have led to Ontario’s education minister ordering an “urgent review” of the board.

These two reporters’ work exemplifies the journalist’s mission to hold public officials to account. Their reporting on allegations of racism and Islamophobia within a school board that has received relatively little media scrutiny in past is of strong public interest and, to my mind, has been accurate, fair, comprehensive and necessary. Most notably, their exclusive reports have shone a light on a Markham principal who posted anti-Muslim content on her public Facebook page and a longtime school trustee who used the n-word in reference to a black parent.

In reporting on trustee Nancy Elgie, 82, who publicly apologized for using the repugnant racial slur, but has resisted calls for her resignation — that includes a petition signed by more than 2,800 parents — Javed and Rushowy have gone above and beyond to be fair, going back repeatedly to the trustee, her family members and other sources to give them opportunity to tell their full story.

The reporters and their editors were thus surprised when critics this week accused them of irresponsible and unfair reporting on Elgie, charging they had not given readers all the facts. As one reader told them, “Finally, the real story has come out.”

The reason for this criticism: A Star opinion page article written by two of Elgie’s children, Stewart Elgie and Allyson Harrison, and headlined in the Star’s print edition “Facts to consider when you judge Nancy Elgie.”

“As Nancy’s children, we ask only that you learn the full story — which has not all come out yet — before passing judgment,” the pair wrote.

The opinion article was wholly sympathetic to Nancy Elgie, as one would expect of an article written by her children.

But the reality is that the reason all the facts they recounted had not come out yet was because they themselves had chosen not to tell the reporters and had indeed asked the reporters not to report specific details of their mother’s head injury.  (more...)


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Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca founders arrested over bribery scandal

Ramon Fonseca, founding partner of law firm Mossack Fonseca
The founders of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, were arrested in Panama City on Thursday as the country’s attorney general launched a probe into their alleged connections with Brazil’s sprawling Lava Jato corruption scandal.

Juergen Mossack and his colleague Ramon Fonseca, a former adviser to Panama’s president Juan Carlos Varela, were taken into custody and transferred to police cells in the capital overnight for further questioning on Friday, their defence attorney Elías Solano was quoted telling reporters.

Panamanian prosecutors raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca on Thursday. In a press conference on Kenia Porcell, Panama’s attorney general, said she had information that identified Mossack Fonseca “allegedly as a criminal organisation that is dedicated to hiding money assets from suspicious origins”.

She said the firm’s Brazilian representative had allegedly been instructed to conceal documents and to remove evidence of illegal activities related to the Lava Jato case.

“Put simply, the money comes from bribes, circulated via certain corporate entities to return bleached or washed to Panama,” said Porcell.  (more...)


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