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Excited Delirium Headlines, May 18, 2012

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A number of headlines related to Excited Delirium came to my attention today:

Hawaii Five-0 Teamsters Official Killed By Police
Hawaii Reporter
asphyxiated by police at his Nanakuli home in February and was in a “cocaine-induced excited delirium” when he died, according to the City Medical
Autopsy Report Released in Death of “Hawaii Five-0″ Driver
Hawaii Reporter
they were laying on the decedent while he was in a prone position and struggling during cocaine induced excited delirium,” Dr. Kanthi De Alwis wrote.
Protesters outside Onondaga County call for prosecution in 2010
Syracuse.com
The commission rejected the county medical examiner’s ruling that Pinet’s death was caused by Pinet being in a state of “excited delirium” caused by cocaine
CIT Training Helps Officers Handle Volatile People, Situations
KLAS-TV
CIT officers are among the first called when the mentally ill become unruly or show wild behavior such as a violent state known as excited delirium.
Shocker! Tasers May Cause Death
Huffington Post Canada
A number of medical examiners and Taser officials have concluded that in many Taser-related deaths, the cause of death was a case of “excited delirium,”

#occupywallstreet grows while MSM misses the message

A massive union in the US – the New York Transit Workers Union – has just voted to join the massive and growing protests related to #occupywallstreet in New York.

This after there were voices saying that the NYPD may stop the violent arrests of protesters as the anti-Wall Street movement grows.

I’ve seen a few comments about the #occupywallstreet campaign, but the most obvious effort has been with Keith Olbermann, who of course, has been the only ‘mainstreamer’ to comment on the lack of commentary on the situation:


What do you think?

Is the protest being ignored?

MayDay 2011: Another Day, Another Conservative Scandal

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Today, it’s just a reminder of how the Stephen Harper Conservatives have done their best to hide the history related to the war in Afghanistan and the torture of detainees.

As it stands, the records related to the Afghan detainee issue will be withheld until after the election.

So … Canadians have an option.  They can choose to get rid of Stephen Harper and help Canada save face on the international scene (and amongst its own citizens) or we can have many years of burying the facts.

Ladies and Gentlemen: It’s the Wheel of (Conservative) Corruption!

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Tonight, we have corruption for everyone and every person … even those in ethnic communities!

C’mon down and play the Wheel of Corruption!!

(This is where I’d insert a really cool Flash animation that shows all of the dozens of options to choose from as the Wheel of (Conservative) Corruption spins around.  If you want to do this, please be my guest).

CPC-Wheel-of-Corruption

Here are just a few of the finest examples of how corrupt our current government is:

  • Bev Oda (apparently), over-riding policy decisions for funding
  • Jason Kenney, caught with his hands in the till, using Canadian taxpayer funds to run his campaigns in ‘ethnic’ ridings and using his office in an obvious conflict of interest to garner votes in critical ridings
  • Various heads of campaign finance caught manipulating Canadian election laws to the benefit of the CPC
  • Handouts to Quebec … even though we’re pretending they aren’t handouts from the Feds … to friends of Videotron
  • Millions of Canadian taxpayer dollars to be spent ‘correcting’ Canadians that spend the time to research issues and fraud related to the Cons
  • The threat to eradicate truth in journalism in favour of some of your media buddies
  • Finance Jim Flaherty caught changing Income Trust laws, just moments after promising that they would keep them intact
  • Elimination of the Government of Canada in exchange for the Harper Government
  • Lucrative and untendered contracts to elite military suppliers
  • Minister Christian Paradis taking bribes from gun lobbyists
  • ‘Break your own law day’, when you can break fixed election laws … but only if you’re Prime Minister Stephen Harper
  • Chuck Cadman bribery inquiry … that went nowhere
  • Afghanistan detainee inquiry … that went nowhere
  • Tony Clement’s riding getting disproportionate (Distr)Action Plan dollars … just in time for the G20 summit
  • Endless ‘Ed McMahon type’ cashier’s cheques with Conservative insignia on them and not the Government of Canada, using Canadian funds to promote the Conservative Party of Canada
  • Downloading extra costs of the (Distr)Action Plan to the municipal level, while taking all of the credit
  • Record-breaking single day arrest in Toronto during the G20 summit … with at least 5 inquiries that are going nowhere
  • In and Out Scandal that should result in the Conservatives being elected into power … and then out
  • Gross mishandling of the federal budget and finances, creating the largest fiscal deficit in Canadian history
  • The most senate appointments in Canadian history … after promising that you won’t make senate appointments
  • Endless reprisals against whistle-blowers in the public sector ranks
  • Appointment of mysogynistic and archaic judges that project the belief that what a woman wears invites rape
  • Immigration … of convenience.  Not for economic, social, psychological or other humane reasons
  • Endless extensions of the war in Afghanistan, despite promises to terminate this action
  • Banning democratically elected officials from Canada simply because they disagree with your point of view on Israel’s genocide of Palestinians
  • Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism, the return of McCarthyism
  • I’m a Canadian, not a member of the ‘Harper Government’

Please add your favourite broken law, criminal case or simple contravention of the rights of Canadians brought upon us by the Conservative Party of Canada below.  All thoughts are welcome.

C’mon Canada … wake up from your Tim’s induced, 2% off slumber and throw these corrupt Conservatives out of power!!

Israel War Crimes, Canadian Cowardice

Israel has finally been condemned for the acts of violence and cruelty against a humanitarian flotilla in the Mediterranean this past summer.

A summary of the conclusions:

  • Grave violations of human rights law.
  • Clear evidence to support prosecutions for ”wilful killing” and ”torture”.
  • IDF used ”totally unnecessary and incredible violence”.
  • Blockade of Gaza is ”illegal”.
  • Israel dismissed the report as ”one-sided” and ”extremist”.

Canada’s response?  It’s Israel.  We’ve got their back.

Unfortunately, our government’s complacency and failure to be politically objective has made us all complicit in crimes against humanity.

So now what?