Sunday, August 9, 2009

Guilty until proven innocent?!

So get this, I was at work the other day and we were going over some stupid rules that allows people to be fired without any real defense. So I piped up, because that is what I do, with a quick question of "What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?". Seemed like a rational enough question, you're threatening these people lively hood there should be some form of defense and accountability for false allegations. Now here's the kicker, I was quickly shot down with a quick innocent until proven guilty is an american phrase in Canada we're guilty until proven innocent. After that buddy goes off about how he has some sort of history in law or something I wasn't really listening because I was still reeling trying to contain my temper.
So here I feel like I've been punched in the gut because everything in me tells this is wrong and total bullshit. Unfortunately I can't think of where it is in Canadian law that says I'm right... but I'm pretty sure it's in the first few pages. So I get back to my room after work and do a quick google (remind me later to put a giant sign on my roof saying fuck you google that can be read by their little satellite) only to find that sure enough section 11(d) of the charter of rights and freedoms states: "Any person charged with an offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal". It doesn't even limit it to crimes! ANY OFFENCE! As you all might imagine I'm now royally fucking pissed for multiple reasons and now have to come up with the most effective way to tell safety and shell to suck the rankest spray poo I can muster.
Ah le sigh... I've already gone toe to toe with their security over unreasonable detention search and similar noise telling them that yes they had a very nice little card that said they were allowed to search people on site but I saw nothing on there about it super ceding the Canadian constitution or the UN declaration of Universal Human Rights. You can imagine how popular I am with these people although we no longer have security guards checking our bags as we leave.
Any thoughts on how to constructively talking to these people about such things would be appreciated cause I don't think my suck spray poo comments are going to be over constructive despite their therapeutic nature.

Aloha Eh! Mike

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Interesting times!

So I used to be very pissed off that I had been born in the wrong generation. I figured the 60's was my time, hippies, free love, and people who stood up for things... Well I'm still pissed off but no longer do I feel I'm in the wrong generation!

My planet is fucked and I will admit that part of me really loves it because in some twisted way it's exciting! Hells right now I'm trying to find a way to get over to Georgia and south Ossetia so I can see what's going on there and maybe even help out a bit there with the clean up. But more so than that is that with little things like health care charter of freedom is here in Canada and the United States is in a state of free fall where I see a lot of people who really care about their republic trying their damnedest to save it and restore their rights and being what in any country should be looked at as good citizenship.

So where I'm going with this is that I revel in the idea that people are starting to give a damn and shedding their apathy. I've had several people refer to me as passionate which I must admit I think is wishful thinking, I'm pissed off. There is a very real difference good people who make the world a better place are passionate, I, while loving people, must admit a certain glee in watching chaos. So while the passionate people are out there trying to fix things I think I'm much more likely to merely try to protect those who I can while the system trips over itself.

Well gotta go to work and see who I can drive crazy tonight

Aloha eh,

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

1984 and pies

Welcome all and today we’re going to talk about privacy and pies, yup these two are more closely related than one may think. First pies, oh yes I like pies, home made pies like grandma used to make, and here we hit point one, there is a generation between me and real pies. My mom never really did a lot of baking and I’ve seen what the pathetic excuse for baking my generation tries to get away with. It used to be you started with an apple tree or garden or other such food source and flour and lard and dare I say it “ingredients” but not today we start with a bloody super market or super store or super something and the baking supplies (that’s right supplies not ingredients) in isle 6. Here in the magical land of isle 6 we find pre made crust at one end and a can of whatever at the other end. Apples, berries, peaches, which may or may not contain said apples berries or peaches but will contain all sorts of preservatives that will not be listed on it because that may give us pause for concern. Then we begin the arduous trip to the isle of 8 to quest for a disposable pie pan because offenses of offenses the pre made pie crust doesn’t come with a pan already attached! From there we load into our disposable car and drive to our apartment complex trying not to make to much noise or risk offending the snitch in apartment 2398 who will stay up till 3 in the morning to call in noise complaints so officer what am I doing with my life can show up to wake you up and ask why are there noise complaints about you. Any who’s I digress back to the baking! We put our pie crust into the pie pan and the pie filling into the pie crust and this monstrosity into our apartment sized stove that will strain for the next 30 minutes to make what will then be called a pie. IT’S NOT A PIE PEOPLE! Anyone who’s enjoyed a real pie will know the difference. It’s like the salisbury steak, it’s a bloody hamburger! I don’t call a pinto a salisbury cadillac! So how does this all come back to privacy? Really it’s a simple connection of convenience and independence. When people realize that independence is rarely convenient the have to make a choice will I do this myself and my way or will I let someone else do it while whining about the results. Now I feel this may all be coming out of seemingly left field so I will share where this bonnet of bees came from. Our motherland of Britain (If the US has taken to referring to itself as the homeland which brings with it the connotations of being the fatherland I will label Britain our new motherland) back on topic Britain has decided it will spend approximately 700 million to push towards a full first stage of 1984 control and usurpation of family control. This is all under the banner of “for the children” which pisses me off to no end but let’s keep going you remember that snitch in apt 2398 right? Well it turns out she has been deemed a responsible parent by the government so when little Johnny gets out of hand she going to call the “family intervention projects” and then after a short interview it will be decided you could use some “guidance” so the government will install “free of charge” cameras or “telescreens” to ensure the children are going to bed at an appropriate time, going to school, eating proper meals, not being mistreated and fulfilling their contractual duties... oh yeah did I forget to mention that there will be a contract for both the parents and children to sign making a legal obligation as to what is appropriate behavior for both? It must have slipped my slippery little mind. Then we hit the little issue of private security guards and social services workers (anyone who’s dealt with these “people” before will understand the true threat they pose to any developing human being) will have full access to make “home checks” to ensure you are raising your children within pre established acceptable parameters. So don’t you dare think of taking your children out to pluck apples from trees and show them how to make a crust from ingredients and bake for the love of food and family because more than likely that is outside the pre established acceptable parameters and could possibly lead to an independent nature and deviant behavior. However if you choose to go buy the Pre made pie in a box with the pie pan already on it and already baked, skip the arduous task of baking real or eating real food you should get a palpable review from the sate, and while we’re at it skip the arduous task of raising your children and just hand them over to the state. Motherland knows best don’t you know.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Depopulation means you have to die if you're poor.

Check this out and feel free to comment back, really I'm just having to much fun playing with the whole sustainable development "movement" and the religion that is now climate change.

Darwin awards and making the attempt

Hey there all today I wanted to discuss the darwin awards, most of us are moderately familiar with them and the basic summary is that stupid people do stupid things and end up dead as a result. So I've got one comment on this, at least they tried! I always read these and end up thinking that I would have liked several of these individuals but a little more forethought may have been in order. You kids have fun eh!