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Julian IchimJulian Ichim, an anti-G20 activist, is scheduled to be on Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb on October 14, 2012.

From the September 20, 2012 Waterloo Region Record article:

Activist Julian Ichim was committed to stand trial Tuesday for violating a publication ban in place for the G20 trials by writing a blog containing the pseudonym of an undercover police officer.

Previously, I wrote the articles, Boycott G20 summits just as rigged elections are boycotted and Canada’s government blatantly disregarded the law in run-up to the 2010 G8/G20 summits.

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Hand grenade 001

I first heard this claim on a show that the late Bob Chapman was a regular guest on, and heard Alex Jones repeat it on June 7, 2012, in a reflection on Bob Chapman’s life.

At 1:26, Alex Jones said:

Bob had been harassed by the FBI, he had hand grenades planted in his house.

The part about “the Feds” planting hand grenades in his house is pure fantasy, and should be treated as such, until extraordinary evidence is provided for such an extraordinary claim.

This is an example of what I find to be the lack of critical analysis among the vast majority of those in the so-called alternative media.

That the government would try to intimidate or kill Bob Chapman using such a literally explosive means strains credulity, in drawing so much unnecessary attention when there are far more subtle ways of killing someone, especially if you have the means of government at your disposal.

Even if hand grenades were planted there to intimidate him — without going off — where is the police report or local media reports of such an incident? It should’ve generated a lot of attention, given the danger it would have placed nearby residents in.

Hand grenades aren’t something you take into your own hands and dump in a nearby trash bin. The police have to be phoned, and the bomb squad has to be brought in. That would draw a lot of attention, even before the days of the World Wide Web.

I could believe that devices made to look like hand grenades were placed in his house, but there would be no way of knowing for sure until they are professionally identified, and it would be putting other people’s lives at risk to make that determination on your own.

Another variation of this story is that they tried planting hand grenades in his home. Well, saying you’ll try something isn’t anywhere close to actually doing it. We learned in March 2012 that Osama bin Laden — despite being killed for the ninth time — planned on killing Obama, but regardless of whether he was still alive to do it, he clearly didn’t do it, and such intentions were rendered of no effect.

In short, the planting of hand grenades in Bob Chapman’s house didn’t happen, but one thing it did do is boost his alternative media “street cred.”

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G20 logo

A year later, the repercussions of the 2010 G20 conference in Toronto have been coming out in the news.

There were over 1000 arrests, more than 300 charges, 59% of which have since been dropped, and police violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by arbitrarily detaining some protesters using a method called “kettling,” which the self-admitted liar, Toronto’s police chief, Bill Blair, says they won’t ever use again.

Despite being able to host the G20 in a remote location as the G8 conference was, or on nearby Toronto Island, I believe they intended to have it in the midst of downtown Toronto to capitalize on an inevitable mass conflict and crackdown.

On August 11, 2011, a Toronto judge ruled that on one particular night of the G20 summit, “[t]he only organized or collective physical aggression at that location that evening was perpetrated by police each time they advanced on demonstrators.”

I propose a novel response for future G20 conferences — a boycott. Just as political parties boycott elections when they know the vote will be rigged, I think a boycott is the appropriate response for future G20 conferences.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I fully expect a boycott to get no real traction if it even gets mentioned as a serious proposal in the mass media, but I sincerely think it is the way to go, as I see the powers that be standing to make further gains from the current unorganized and predictable approach of its alleged opponents.

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Bald Eagle

Despite the United States being founded as a limited government whose powers are “few and defined,” you wouldn’t know it by comparing it to Canada’s federal government in 2011.

It’s part of the reason why the conservative Heritage Foundation has ranked Canada as more economically free than the U.S. in 2010 and 2011.

If you still think Canada is more socialist than the United States, the joke’s on you, and here are some of the reasons why.

Unlike the U.S., Canada has:

  • No federal welfare program for individuals
  • No federal equivalent to Medicaid
  • No federal food stamps program
  • No federal department of education
  • No federal school lunch program
  • No federal department of housing and urban development
  • No national securities regulator
  • No federal police force in every province

This, despite the U.S. Constitution reserving all undelegated powers to the States and the people, respectively, while Canada’s Constitution reserves those powers to the federal government, showing that a constitution is ultimately as good as you make it.

Who’s socialist now?

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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Despite Canada having more economic freedom than the U.S. in many areas as of 2010, there are threats to these and other freedoms.

On October 1, 2010, a new unconstitutional law came into effect in one of Canada’s provinces, infringing on the rights of all Canadians.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports:

Police in Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to pull over drivers without having to give a reason beginning Friday.

It will eventually be struck down as unconstitutional.

Section 9 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states:

Everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.

But, unlike the U.S., Canadian representatives take an oath to the Queen, not the Constitution.

While this is a law in only one of Canada’s 10 provinces that represents less than 2% of Canada’s entire population, every Canadian’s rights are potentially infringed by traveling in this part of their country.

While the anti-liberty agenda of fingerprinting arrested individuals is still on hold eight months after I wrote an article on it, I warned that there could be other infringements on the cherished liberties of Canadians, and this is one such example.

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When Canada’s long-gun registry was introduced in 1995, it was estimated that it would cost $119 million. By 2004, the actual cost was reported to be $2 billion — a 1680% underestimation.

On the September 9, 2010 episode of TVO’s The Agenda, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair made his unsurprising pitch for the registry.

You may remember him as the police chief who despicably misled his fellow citizens into believing they were required to produce identification within five metres of the security perimeter set up for the 2010 G20 summit, in violation of their Charter rights, with the justification that he “was trying to keep the criminals out.”

In his defence of the registry, he said there were an average of 12,000 checks of the registry per day, and he touted a recent resolution by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, which came out in support of Canada’s system of gun controls.

However, as the other panelists had a chance to speak, the following rebuttals were made, which were never factually challenged by the police chief.

  • The resolution was in support of Canada’s system of gun controls, not the long-gun registry, specifically.
  • There has been a handgun registry since 1934, and despite that, most gun crimes in Toronto are committed using handguns.
  • Most checks are computer-initiated.
  • 9000 of the 12,000 average daily checks are name checks for licensing, not gun registration.
  • Registered firearms can be legally stored at someone else’s residence, so police can mistakenly approach a residence where the registry says there are no firearms there.
  • Police chiefs of other major metropolitan areas in Canada such as Calgary have called for a repeal of the registry, showing how it’s not simply an urban-rural split.
  • The governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have called for a repeal of the registry.

Despite all that, the usual suspects who excuse government waste and unjustified intrusion into the lives of the overwhelming majority of citizens who are law abiding, continue to get away with it.

That, however, may end this month, with a scheduled vote on a private member’s bill that would repeal the registration of most long-guns.

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