The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Sunday, October 23, 2005
"A SERIOUS failure in strict quarantine regulations allowed a parrot to become infected with the deadly H5N1 avian flu strain after its arrival in Britain, animal health experts said last night.
The South American parrot appears to have been kept in quarantine too close to a bird from Taiwan, against official advice to bird importers. The apparent lapse in the system is expected to bring about a review of a policy that allows some commercial animal dealers to run their own quarantine operations under veterinary supervision."
Of course some would like to blame the Americans, the usual buck passing.The best defense is an offense. Perhaps some that have an ivory tower outlook could take a look at this video to see the real world and do something about it rather than take cheap shots to deflect blame to the Americans.It's been on this government's watch in their jurisdiction so no point blaming others for doing virtually nothing to protect Canadians.If you're a crook, Canada's the place to be because they are soft on crime.Passing the buck to the Americans is a tried and true way of telling the public and criminals you're not serious about protecting innocent Canadians.
Click on videohttp://www.pulse24.com/News/Top_Story/20051017-013/page.asp
"Jurors heard Canada described as a money-laundering haven where transforming the proceeds of crime into clean money is 20 times easier than in the United States.
Mathers, a former RCMP undercover agent who has run money-laundering fronts, says he does not believe it is 20 times easier to launder money here. But he thinks criminals prefer to clean their money here rather than in the U.S. because, even if they are caught, they end up paying little.
"This is a country where very few people are expected to take responsibility for their actions," he says. Mathers adds that Rosenfeld will be a free man in one year, if he behaves in jail.
Mathers also says the penalties for illegal actions are inadequate. "Nobody goes to jail for anything in Canada, so there's no deterrent," says Mathers, author of national best-selling book Crime School: Money Laundering. He was president of KPMG's corporate intelligence division before going solo with his own consulting company Last month, Toronto lawyer Simon Rosenfeld was sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted in Toronto of money laundering."
Who was in charge of saying no? With no effective whistleblower legislation in place, they could do as they pleased .Most of the media ignored signs
side rather than being an advocate for the public-"in the public interest".
When that situation exists the government attitude becomes the public's money is our money and we can squander it or use it as we see fit with virtually no controls.We own the "system" inside and out, upside down and backwards while a lot of the media sit on the sidelines appearing as cheerleaders for whatever excuses the government throws out.They've got a lot of explaining to do with regards to the sponsorship which went on for about 10 years and with all their excellent government contacts , they knew nothing and saw nothing-10 years of silence.
Avoiding the problem
Similarly, when the left talks about spending more on social programs to combat gun crime (how much more, what programs, who pays?) it's to avoid addressing how our lax justice system contributes to that crime.
Which is how you end up with a situation in which someone gets shot on our streets and within hours, the left is basically suggesting the reason they were shot is due to a lack of social programs. Welcome to T.O., land of B.S.