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#341 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:55 AM

I'm sure somewhere in the tiny recesses of his mind our imperious leader must occasionally envy - even if only an itty bitty bit - despotic totalitarian regimes like China or North Korea which would simply call in a few army brigades and send in several hundred tanks, helicopters and drones and be done with this protesting nonsense. Naturally in liberal democratic capitalist societies that's not how we typically deal with (peaceful) civil protest.

Not according to councillor Isitt. He posted an image of a group of First Nations being closed in on by soldiers, helicopters, tanks, an armoured personnel carrier, even the cavalry and an excavator, titled “What reconciliation looks like in Canada 2020.”

https://twitter.com/...6568386573?s=21

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#342 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 06:08 AM

Not according to councillor Isitt. He posted an image of a group of First Nations being closed in on by soldiers, helicopters, tanks, an armoured personnel carrier, even the cavalry and an excavator, titled “What reconciliation looks like in Canada 2020.”

https://twitter.com/...6568386573?s=21

 

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#343 rjag

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Posted Yesterday, 06:55 AM

Not according to councillor Isitt. He posted an image of a group of First Nations being closed in on by soldiers, helicopters, tanks, an armoured personnel carrier, even the cavalry and an excavator, titled “What reconciliation looks like in Canada 2020.”

https://twitter.com/...6568386573?s=21

 

What a complete and utter idiot. This is classic Nazi/Soviet style propaganda. If he's pushing this he isnt taking a neutral position, he's immersed in it


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#344 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 08:32 AM

An interesting op-ed piece in today's TC.

...It might make you feel better to stand in front of a bridge or stop a railway crossing, but what you are really doing is turning public opinion against First Nations who never asked for your “help” in the first place...The bottom line is First Nations want to be independent from the Indian Act funding, and we definitely want to break the cycle of poverty that was passed down to us...

https://www.timescol...ture-1.24085282

 


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#345 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 09:00 AM

Out-of-scope SJW influence is also taking hold in the Saanich council chamber.

Coun. Nathalie Chambers is choosing to look at the postponement of her motion for Saanich to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline as a chance to garner support...While several members of the public indicated support during the council meeting, one resident pointed out that the motion is based on personal ideology and is not a municipal matter...


https://www.vicnews....bate-postponed/

 


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#346 Bernard

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Posted Yesterday, 09:36 AM

How can councilors be kept to their area of jurisdiction?    I wish there was a lawyer who would take this on Pro Bono and sue one or more councils on behalf of voters to get a declaration that is illegal for councilors to do crap like this.


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#347 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:43 PM

VicPD:

2 protesters were arrested for mischief this morning by Legislative Assembly Protection Services officers after multiple protesters began spraying a substance on the walls, driveways & sidewalks.

The spraying occurred at several locations around the building. Some of the messages sprayed included profanity.

Two of the protesters were arrested for mischief, identified & escorted from the grounds. Efforts to determine what the substance is & how to clean it are underway.

Our officers remain on scene to ensure protests remain safe, peaceful and lawful. Our investigations into the mischiefs are ongoing.
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#348 rmpeers

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Posted Yesterday, 02:41 PM

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I don't think anyone who ever met Ben walked away thinking, "Wow, what a smart guy!" Imagine how much better shape Victoria might be in if we had a councilor whose world-view had developed beyond adolescence.

Frightening that he is also apparently a Trump-style father figure to several other councillors.

I cannot imagine who these thousands of Victorians are who cast their votes for him. If I ever encounter one of them, I will have a few questions...
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#349 On the Level

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Posted Yesterday, 08:43 PM

Here is a feed of protesters jumping in front of a moving freight train and then being surprised it doesn't screech to an immediate stop.  Then they start burning things.  

 

https://twitter.com/...749480585330694

 

I checked Issit's picture above and realized that it isn't a heart that kid is holding up it's a gas can.



#350 DustMagnet

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Posted Today, 12:29 AM

An interesting op-ed piece in today's TC.

 

Interesting in that the "public opinion" is deemed of some value.

 

Again, I doubt the protesters value the opinion of the "public".  This is becoming a war between nations.


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