Mar 18

Ontario School Boards Are Still Mishandling Autistic Children After Failed Legislation (Feat. OPSEU)

OPSEU 330 (ex)President Silvanna Petersen wearing riot gear...

OPSEU 330 (ex)President Silvanna Petersen wearing riot gear…

In the spring of 2012 I was contacted by the mother who had a chilling reminder of why it’s important to question the motives and sensibilities of our public service unions. She and her autistic son were going through hell at the hands of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). Local 330 president Silvanna Petersen was waging war a on autism at the Simcoe County School Board by demanding that educators have the right to use martial arts equipment to restrain uppity children:

“They’ll use them as a blocker to just block the aggressor. It is just to protect themselves for the moment until they defuse the situation.”

A couple months later the Simcoe County District School Board cowered to Petersen’s demands and voted 11-1 in favour. Things weren’t looking good for Simcoe County’s autistic kids until PC MPP Rod Jackson stepped-in with a solution- Bill 102, legislation banning the use of “blocker pads”. The bill received unanimous support when I attended the second reading in August 2012. Things were going great, then the legislature prorogued and the bill disappeared.

So, how are things going for Ontario’s autistic kids now? Well, the good news is that Silvanna Petersen has moved onto greener pastures (though it may be bad news for patients of Ontario nurses). Unfortunately, there are still stupid decisions being made, and kids are still paying the price.

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Mar 15

Toronto’s #BillC51 Protest: Where Low Information Protesters March Behind Hardcore Racists

The event was full of Communist (and Bolshevik!)

The event was full of Communist and Bolshevik! (and one guy behind the banner is the son of a rich banker)

Toronto’s protest industry has been rather slow the past few months. After Idle No More crumbled, and the reality was exposed how the grassroots movement was hijacked by people in the labour movement, fewer and fewer people came out to play. Embarrassed and discouraged by increasingly smaller crowds, the people of the labour movement needed a miracle- as Elizabeth May said today, who’d have thought that miracle would have come from the Harper Government!

The gift was, of course, Bill C-51; the source of endless amounts of angry rhetoric from the chattering classes suffering from Harper Derangement Syndrome. Personally, I’m unsure about the bill. After almost four years of research into activist militancy I can see a clear and present danger- but I’m not a lawyer, and there’s so much FUD being spread around it’s hard to know what the real risks are.

So, I made my way to yesterday’s Toronto Bill C-51 rally on a quest to find out what people’s objections are. From the moment I arrived it felt like a reunion, everywhere I looked I recognized people I know and have written about from Occupy, the Robocall rallies, Idle No More, and Toronto’s failed attempt to replicate the Quebec student strikes. Some were friendly, some hostile, and an associate of the head of the NDP’s Socialist Caucus threw a cup of coffee on me. Join me as I share my experience reporting on yet another AstroTurf protest safari!

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Mar 13

Why Would The RCMP Disturb SFU Professor Tim Takaro’s Lunch? (Feat. Burnaby Mountain)

SFU Professor Tim Takaro: Terrorist, or useful idiot?

SFU Professor Tim Takaro: Terrorist, or useful idiot?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from BC’s anti-pipeline protests on Burnaby Mountain it’s that Simon Fraser University has some seriously nutty professors. Nuttiest of all is English professor Stephen Collis, a man who writes poetry glorifying street violence like the Toronto G20. Then there was biology professor Lynne Quarmby (now a Green Party candidate) who claimed not to be a radical, while sharing the stage with the nuttiest of bedfellows.

Today we introduce another nutty SFU professor who has followed a long tradition of Burnaby Mountain protesters making lame and disrespectful attacks against the RCMP. Unfortunately, as entertainment value goes, Tim Takaro’s attack was horribly unoriginal- a carbon copy of Lesslie Askin’s September, 2014 incident, where the 71 year old woman was visited by the RCMP after being seen taking pictures of Burnaby Mountain’s oil storage tanks.

Like Askin, Takaro took his tale to the media after being contacted by the RCMP. Investigating Askin, there doesn’t appear to be any reason they’d worry about her. But what about Tim Takaro? Are there any red flags they should be concerned about?

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Mar 11

OPSEU Thugs Attack Motorists At Liberal Convention!

Spring is back, the horror of this year’s winter is over, and it was time to get out on the streets and watch the union members thugs in action! So, I met up with Undercoverkity behind the Toronto Convention Centre to watch OPSEU’s finest (and their OCAP friends fiends) attack Liberals as they walk into their convention. We weren’t disappointed, the union members thugs got nasty with motorists- it all stopped when they realized the people filming weren’t “union friendly”.

Anyhow, enjoy, and watch the thuggish behaviour one would expect from a union so messed-up they once stood up for using martial arts equipment against autistic kids. OPSEU pride!

OCAP thugs join OPSEU thugs

OCAP thugs join OPSEU thugs

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Mar 11

International “Common Law Court” Indicts The Pope While Sitting IN The Toilet! (Feat. Kevin Annett)

In March 2014 I wrote the story International Common Law Court” Indicts The Pope While Sitting On The Toilet! The story featured a video of Kevin Annett sitting in someone’s bathroom reading a proclamation against the Pope. It was a low moment in the life of man whose career transitioned from being the only person ever defrocked by the United Church to being a second class con-artist grifting off of the memories of children to suffered abuse at Indian Residential Schools.

I never expected the story to be very popular, Annett’s con was well exposed by then, only a fringe of Barnum class suckers still believed him. Turns out it was perfect timing, the article has now become one of the most popular stories on this site (over 80k hits from people around the globe). And, now, it appears that the video featured in the article has inspired a parody- Kevin Annett indicts the Pope while sitting IN the toilet! The Kevin Annett puppet is amazing work.

The original video is after the break…

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