arrived in Vancouver in mid-April
and lived in downtown Vancouver
for three (3) month in the Spring+
Summer of 2007.
NEW Downtown Eastside
Commuity Court is the 'hamster in a cage'
effect of a *SELF-SERVING* GOV'T that DOES
*NOTHING* for the POOR," says the President.
Party Leader of the Égalité Party of Canada
*CLASSIC* Case of System Abuse
It's just *ANOTHER* CLASSIC CASE of blatantly spending
public money that *ONLY* BENEFITS *THE SYSTEM*
from what I can see.
It allows THE SYSTEM to "pour" *MORE* MONEY
into *its* pockets, that is to say the pockets of
the judiciary+the penal system+ the Vancouver
Basically, it's A FASCIST *SCAM* that *ROBS*
About Downtown Eastside Vancouver
About Vancouver Community Court
First! The Bureaucratic BULLSHIT!
Premier Gordon Campbell at the September 2008 inaugural
opening of the Downtown Eastside Vancouver Commu-
nity Court in the presence of the Attorney General Wall
Oppal, Chief Judge Hugh Stansfield, and Solicitor General
John Van Dongen said that the community court facility
"represents a new approach in tackling some of the
most difficult issues facing downtown Vancouver."
(In this - allegedly - new approach,
what's *really* new?)
What *specifically* is the Attorney General doing regarding
white collar crime or crime at the municipal and provincial
*NOTHING* it seems.
200+ jails in Canada and no civil
servant ever goes to jail.
Is this what the Attorney General calls dealing with "white
collar crime" effectively by IGNORING IT, but he woN'T
ignore Vancouver Downtown Eastside crime, NO SIREE!
That's where he draws the line in the sand. (Ha! Ha!)
In his news release he adds "the community court brings
a range of services and agencies together to find inno-
vative solutions to the problem of crime in Vancouver's
(What innovative solutions is the At-
torney General referring to?
*MORE* UNDERCOVER COPS that use entrapment
to send people to jail? Convections rates are going up
and up while crime are going goes down and down
year after year: is THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM WAY of
*intentionally* DEFRAUDING the Canadian taxpayer
with pointless convictions?
IT LOOKS LIKE IT.
Auditor General John Van Dongen, (the Province's
Chief Public Accountant whose job it is to ensure
that taxpayers get VALUE FOR THEIR MONEY),
jumped into this 3-ring CIRCUS as well.
He's said: "Dealing with crime effectively means
getting at the root causes of why crime happens
in the first place. This approach will ensure that
chronic offenders are dealt with effectively to
prevent them from reoffending. That will in-
crease public safety for everyone."
That's THE RHETORIC!
This TYPICAL GOV'T RHETORIC makes
it sound all FINE and DANDY.
But is it?
Public safety rhetoric is only good for
THE FASCIST THAT RUN THE SYSTEM:
they benefit from it
- the Police
- the Judiciary
- the penal system (the prisons)
It does NOTHING regarding THE *SOCIAL* COSTS
OF *DEBILITATING* POVERTY where a poor per-
son costs THE SYSTEM anywhere from $35,000
upwards to $65,000: publicly paid lawyers, $900
a month medication, innumerable Emergency visits
at $250 a visit; hospital stay at $1,000 a day,
Police/judiciary/jail costs, etc.)
*ALL* this PUBLIC SAFETY RHETORIC is *SINIS-
TER* because THERE IS NO BENEFIT TO THE
POOR of Eastside Vancouver after all the mil-
lions of $$$ are spent.
THE TAXPAYER GETS A BLACK EYE.
*PRETENDING* to Help
It's NOTHING, but PRETENDING to help the poor
by creating DUMMY JOBS (jobs that are *NOT*
"really" needed) for Crown attorneys, defense
lawyers, Police, social/health services, and
Its especially good for the Vancouver Police De-
partment as it allows them to STAY BUSY while
*artificially* "RAMPING UP" their statistics in order
to justify higher deployment numbers: it's POLICE
*RACKETEERING at the taxpayer's expense.
Clearly, *THE SYSTEM* is using the Vancouver
Downtown Eastside derelicts as a GOLD MINE
to LINE ITS POCKETS.
*THE SYSTEM* is set to process 1,500 persons using
this community court system, that's 1,500 out of 15,000+
who will be accused either of mischief, assault, auto
theft, and/or drug possession.
Note: the Gov't *estimated* population of
the Poor and Homeless is 15,000+.
The mile-long length of Eastside
Vancouver would suggest that
this figure is quite low, but it's
a figure that suits the Gov't.
(The Gov't claims that there are 15,000 people in the
Downtown Eastside: that's the figure published by
the Carnegie Centre monthly newsletter run by Gov't
operatives - I suspect - like everything else in Canada
involved with the anti-poverty movement like Vancou-
ver's Pivot Legal (housed *NOT* surprisingly in a former
Gov't welfare office on Hastings).
The Bureaucratic SHUFFLE
What *THE SYSTEM* will do is *SHUFFLE* the POOR
and the Homeless around so *THE SYSTEM* gets the
*BIGGEST* BANG possible in terms of much more
manpower hours NOT to mention all sorts of over-
time: EASY MONEY FOR THEM.
What the POOR and Homeless get?
They will be *SHUFFLE* FIRST to the Police who will
pass them off to the Judiciary who will pass them off
to correctional services who will pass them off to
health services who will pass them off to social
Those that get considered to be mentally ill - nearly
*ALL* - (That seems to be THE TREND in correc-
tional services these days.) will have to consume
medication daily worth $900 a month.
And once they leave the penal system, they will
go on mental disability paid by the Province (*NOT*
the City) getting $900 a month to live on. Total
monthly cost to the Province: ($900+$900)
After all that , they will *NOT*
be much better off because
they still *WON'T* HAVE
ENOUGH MONEY live on.
The POOR *NEED* $$$
*ALL* this Gov't *NONSENSE* does *NOT* give the
POOR what they need: *MORE*
*ALL* this Gov't *NONSENSE* does *NOT* solve the
MOST *BASIC* PROBLEM of the
POOR:having*TOO* LITTLE $$$.
*ALL* this Gov't *NONSENSE* BLEEDS *NEEDLESSLY*
the BC taxpayers.
What's *SINISTER* about the Vancouver Community
The people involved with it get to justify their good
highpaying jobs processing the derelicts of Down-
town Eastside Vancouver without *really* helping
the POOR with their most pressing pro-
blem: A LACK OF $$$.
The POVERTY is SO *EXTREME* that the POOR are
forced to live in DEPRESSING CONDITIONS
that reminds them that they doN'T have any
SO they take drugs to forget tomorrow
and just concentrate on getting by - by getting high
The word that best describes the Vancouver Com-
munitY Court is BETRAYAL!
*BETRAYAL* OF THE POOR
*Self-serving* Gov't Apparatus
This *HUGH* GOV'T APPARATUS built around Vancouver
Community Court housed in a BRAND *NEW* multi-million
FACILITY (by Main Street Vancouver Police Station) will
*NOT* give the POOR a penny.
The MONEY SPENT on this *USELESS* APPARATUS
doesN'T solve THE PROBLEM of the
Poor: LACK OF $$$.
TheY need $$$ so they can
- live *decently*
- have a chance of building a future
- give themselves a better tomorrow
- start to believe in themselves once again
- start dreaming of getting back on their feet
and reintegrating into society by working at
a job like everyone else.
MAKING ZOMBIES out of them by MEDICATING THEM
to the gills is *NOT* THE SOLUTION though the psychi-
atrists, the pharmaceutical companies, along with o-
thers in *THE SYSTEM* would like to make Canadians
believe it is.
The money spent on Vancouver Community Court
would have been better spent by giving the
Poor what they need the most:
And what has the Gov't done?
*TAKEN* away their future.
*DEPRIVED* them of a *BETTER* TO-
MORROWby having them live in a STATE
OF CONSTANT CRISIS. This causes them
to sleep a lot of the time as a means of
coping with their desperation.
Obviously, the *POOR* in BC - like in the rest of
Canada - are VICTIMS of a senseless, HEART-
LESS *self-serving* GOV'T.
The BEST WORD to decribe this kind of FASCIST
Police Gov't is CRUEL!
Making the POORWork forFREE!
The Gov't wants to round up the derelicts of Vancou-
ver's Downtown Eastside skid row and bring before
the Vancouver Community Court which
will then *FORCE* THEM to do "commu-
nity service" like cleaning up the neighbourhood,
working in community kitchens, and dining rooms
(Which ones? There are less than handful.), cleaning
up and maintaining roads and community gardens.
That's the FASCIST thinking behind the Van-
couver Community Court.
This means they'll be charged by the Vancouver Police
either with mischief or loitering or something or other
to get them before a community court judge who will
*ORDER* THEM to do "community service".
The POOR and Homeless *forced* to live in HELLISH
CONDITIONS in Vancouver's Downtown *Eastside*
will *NOW* be *forced* to WORK for
the GOV'T - FOR FREE?
Is the GOV'T *WHACKED* or what?
Who's running the Gov't in B.C.?
The *BOTTOM* LINE
Essentially, all this Vancouver Community Court stuff
is *ALL* about the Gov't *PRETENDING* TO
CARE and nothing more because it does NOTHING
for the Poor except cause then A LOT OF MORE
Is that FAIR?
The Vancouver Harm Reduction Program is more of
the same "MAKE BELIEVE" thing and nothing else.
The BOTTOM LINE is our FASCIST Po-
lice State Gov't has *NEVER* GIVEN A DAMN
for the Poor.
The Harm Reduction Program Hoax:
Catholic Church+Media DoN'T Care
When I asked for assistance from the Vancouver Catholic
Church, the Bishop's Office gave me two (2) sheets of pa-
per: one (1) indicating where I could get a FREE meal;
the other indicating where the *FEW* shelters for men
(The Bishop's assistant told me *NOT* to bother them for
anything else and on another occasion made it clear
they were *NOT* going to help me any further. Sorry.)
Note: being a practicing Catholic, I was
refused help by the office of the
Archdiocese of Toronto at 1155
Yonge Street in April 2007 before
leaving for Vancouver.
This is what I learned about the homeless when in
Vancouver LAST YEAR from April till July.
There are *VERY* LITTLE RESOURCES
that the Homeless can depend on.
In fact, Vancouver can accomodate*LESS
THAN*500 homeless men foodwise and
shelterwise,*LESS THAN*1/3 of them.
The situation for women might even be WORST!
What's ABSOLUTELY STUNNING is the fact that
*NONE* of the resources are co-or-
dinatedand are for the most part
The City of Vancouver
Surprisingly, the City of Vancouver is *NOT* directly
INVOLVED *WHATSOEVER* except in the case of
- two (2) community centres
- the Vancouver Injection Clinic
(next door to the Carnegie Community Centre).
By the way, Mr. Harper wants to close Vancouver
Injection Clinic because he and the Police want
to treat drug addiction as a criminal problem
rather than a health problem which it is.
What I find *SHOCKING* is the fact that this
*INTOLERABLE* SITUATION for
the Homeless is *NOT* denounced
- the media people
- Vancouver's largest Church,
the Vancouver Catholic Church
nor any other religious denomination.
THEY're *willing* ACCESSORIESto Police
Clearly, they doN'T care when the Gospels
make it clear we are responsible for the
Poor and will be judged according to the
help we give or withhold: WHY RISK the
*wrath* of the Almighty?
Evidently, taxes are *NOT* going up because
the Gov't is doing *MORE* for the Poor.
Two (2) Community Centres for the POOR
NEITHER OFFER MUCH.
1. the Gathering Place
downtown off Granville Avenue
(around the corner from where I lived at the Vogue Hotel)
2. the Caregie Centre
at "the heart" of Downtown Eastside Vancouver
Inexpensive Meals - WEEKLY
The Gathering Place Community Centre, downtown,
609 Helmcken Street, (on the same block where I lived,
around the corner from Granville Avenue) offers 32 in-
expensive meals weekly: once in the morning, once
at noon, once at night. 96 meals in a week.
The *NOTORIOUS* Eastside Carnegie Community Centre
at the intersection of Main Street and Hastings, (THE KEY
DRUG DISTRIBUTION SPOT diagonally across from the
Police station) serves 40 inexpensive meals
weekly: once in the morning, once at noon, once at night.
In all, the City of Vancouver *ONLY* subsidizes (3x32 + 3x40)
= (94+120) 214 meals per week to the Poor and Homeless.
NOT A PENNY MORE. (Ha! Ha!)
HOW SERIOUS does City of Vancouver takes it's
"harm reduction program"?
There are *NO* - BIG - BUCKS being spent here. <grin>
Note: people regularly get thrown off
social assistance for no reason.
This is illegal, but it's done regu-
larly. I've spoken to those to
whom this has happened to.
Treating the Poor as DIRT is
THE HALLMARK OF FASCISM.
Yearly membership: $1
The Gathering Place
For a $1 yearly membership, the HOMELESS can use
the facilities like the washers and dryers to do one's
laundry. The have a small computer room as well as
a weight room. A person can get a haircut from a
volunteer if the volunteer shows up. There's a FREE
movie every Thursday evening.
Note: many of the VOLUNTEERS are
on probation and doing Court-
imposed community service.
As a result, they doN'T always
show up when they're supposed
The Caregie Centre
Unlike the Gathering Place, it houses a branch of the
Vancouver library. It also has a small computer room
on the third floor that I was in the habit of using after
having had my FREE supper at the Union Gospel
There are various areas where people can sit around
inside and outside on the patio as well as a board room
and a class room both of which are located on the third
Note: it'sODDthat the Poor and Homeless
Note: have to pony up $1. (The membership
card requirement allows the Police to
track those using the facilities. I got a
membership card at both places.)
Note: undercover cops hang out at
these places - wherever the Poor
and Homeless are.
Vancouver City Volunteers - SCANDAL!
THE LITERATURE put out by the City of Vancouver re-
garding their treatment of volunteers at *both* of these
community centres is 100% deceitful.
THE LITERATURE states that the volunteers are taken
on excursions and out to public restaurants - monthly.
Where are the pictures on the bulletin boards to confirm
that? There areN'T any.
I learned, should a voluteer shows up *ALL* the time,
s/he will get a few cafeteria meal tickets at the end of
the month: NOT MUCH for their labour, eh?
ZERO COST to the City of Vancouver.
Is this FAIR PLAY?
BUT this is HOW Police state FASCISM WORKS?
The volunteers doN't show: there is *NO*
For example, if the volunteer assigned to the Computer Room
doesN'T show up, NO ONE can use the Computer Room. This hap-
pened several times to me at the Carnegie Centre.
THE TWOFOLD ABUSE
The ABUSE by the City of Vancouver is TWOFOLD.
It MISTREATS its volunteers that serve the Poor and the
Homeless at both community centres.
It DENIES the Poor and Homeless services that they de-
pend on when volunteerS doN'T show up.
The City of Vancouver *PRETENDS* (like the Provinces and
Federal Gov't) to help the Poor and Homeless when in fact
they do very little because they're *CROOKED* FA-
SCISTS with no social conscience.
Make NO MISTAKE: all three (3) levels of Gov't (the municipal,
the provincial, and the federal) are guilty of ciminal ne-
gligence by *DENYING* the Poor and Homeless THE NE-
CESSITIES OF LIFE because it has THE ABILITY TO DO SO,
but REFUSES TO DO SO "intentionally" SHORTENING THEIR
LIVES by imposing CRIMPLING, life-sucking PO-
VERTY the ends their lives early: THIS IS GENO-
CIDE OF THE POORby THE FASCIST GOV'T
THIS INHUMANE TREATMENT OF THE POOR AND HOME-
LESS is A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.
Article 1.8 of the É(eh)PC program
Serving the Poor
"A Gov't lead by criminals WILL NOT
worry about those living in poverty."
"THE WORST THING for the economy?
founder of the É(eh)PC
To help the Poor, the É(eh)PC will
1. create FREE self-serve food banks
2. offer the Poor FREE monthly bus
3. create FREE self-serve used clo-
4. create FREE self-serve used fur-
5. create the Office of Employment
Help and Training for the Poor.
Mens' Shelters: A *HORROR* Story
1. Catholic Charities Men's Hostel
It is 95-bed facility located at 828 Cambie Street in Downtown
Vancouver just off Robson Street (next to the Bishop's office):
a homeless person has to REGISTER EARLY in the day for a
bed at night. It has no lockers and bed bugs are A BIG PRO-
BLEM problemTHERE; the building is old and rundown.
Note: I met men on the street because
there was no room for them at
the shelter. (This happened to
me later in Fredricton, New
Brunswick, mid-July 2007.)
2. Belkin House http://www.belkinhouse.ca
The Salvation Army has a BRAND NEW downtown building,
Belkin House (just a block from the Holy Rosary Cathedral
on Dunsmuir Street, a few block up from Grenville). To stay
there you have to be admitted to one (1) of their programs
by a social agency and you're obliged to participate in the
program in order to stay there. (It's THE *ONLY* DECENT
LODGING a homeless man can expect in the City of Van-
The only other really decent shelter is Hyland House
in Surrey, a 35-bed facility. http://www.options.bc.ca
EVERYTHING ELSE SUCKS!
3. First Baptist Church http://www.burrardstreet.com
It's located at 969 Burrard Street downtown Vancouver at
the corner of Nelson and Burrard, three (3) blocks up from
where I was staying on Granville Avenue.
It can accommodate 30 men with floor mats after the FREE
9 p.m.Monday meal. Those that sleep over will also get a
FREE breakfast at 6 a.m.
Note: I'd go there for the FREE Monday supper
and sometimes made it to the FREE early
Tuesday morning breakfast.
4. Anchor of Hope http://www.salvationarmy.ca
It's located at 134 Cordova Street East in Vancouver's Gas
Town just next door to Downtown Eastside Vancouver.
This seedy-looking Salvation Army shelter can accomo-
date 50 men with floor mats.
Tent City Needed?
On August 11sth 2008, Housing and Social Development
Minister, Rich Coleman, said that Vancouver has a place
for every homeless person. "There is room at the shel-
ters. Our shelters run at about 90-per-cent capacity."
He was responding to the demand made by the Homeless
for a tent city in Vancouver due to a *LACK* of shelter
Is there ENOUGH space for the Homeless
Shelters have a total of 210 beds.
The Gov't Minister is
- doesN'T want to help the homeless
because the Gov't doesN'T care.
The Gov't always likes to speak CONVINCINGLY WITH GUSTO
of the MILLIONS OF DOLLARS spent on the Poor and Home-
less WITHOUT SPECIFICS when asked what's being done for
them giving the *FALSE* IMPRESSION that
1. the Gov't cares
2. is doing something about it.
But it's just A RUSE.
Remember how the Prime Minister Mulroney in the early 1980s
*PROMISED* - WITH A LOT OF MEDIA FANFARE - that the Gov't
of Canada was going to accomplish its goal of *NO* CHILD PO-
VERTY - WITHIN 20 years.
What was done THEN?
What's being done NOW?
The Gov't *LIED* - THEN.
The Gov't *LIES* - NOW.
Is the Gov't run by GOOD GUYS OR
City Evicts Tenants from 10 Hotels
The City of Vancouver purchased of 10 low-rent hotels in
order to refurbish them for budget-sensitive tourists arri-
ving for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
These evictions by the City have greatly aggravated the
*BOYCOTT* the 2010 Winter Olympics
Given THE GOV'T'S *NEGLIGENT* TREATMENT OF THE
HOMELESS AND THE POOR, the É(eh)PC is calling
upon the World to *BOYCOTT* the Vancouver 2010
PART 1. A Church Affair
1. St. Paul's Anglican Church Food Bank
It's at 1130 Jervis Street just off Davie Street
which is the centre of the Gay District of
Vancouver in the West End.
It opens every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Note: HALF (1/2) the stuff they give
out makes little sense: bread,
but no margarine; cereal, but
no milk; no meat ever, etc.
That is true of all food banks.
Once I got a tin with only Chinese lettering on it
and was told "DON'T COMPLAIN: IT'S FREE!"
It turned out to be squid in some sort of strange
milky white liquid. YACK!
Because it's the only Food Book around in down-
town Vancouver serving single people, there's
always a LONG LINEUP.
Those at the back of the line get a fraction of what
those at the front of the line get.
Note: once I knew how to get there,
I went weekly.
2. Union Gospel Mission (Baptist Church)
The $7 million donation-based operation located
at 616 Cordova Street East serves both men and
women, but separately.
Note: for women, there's the Union-
Drop-In at 601 Hastings Street
East - not far away.
They're located about a mile further to east of the
Main and Hastings Carnegie Community Centre.
They have a modest addiction program for men
who can live there and work in the kitchen.
Note: men came by to say how
they were helped are were
no longer homeless.
They offer two (2) meals in the evening serving
100 tasty hot meals - each time - at 7:00 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m. after a 30-minute service given
by various Baptist churches often with music
Note: the Union Gospel Mission
turns aways those are
drunk or high on drugs.
I was impressed when I visited several times the
Union Gospel Mission residencial tower for the
Poor in downtown Vancouver next door to the
Gathering Place Community.
Note: this is where I would go six (6) days
out of seven (7) to get my one, good,
FREE meal: a six (6) mile walk from
the Vogue Hotel, where I lived down-
3. United Church
The United Church at 20 Hastings Street East
on the other side of Main Street from the Car-
negie Community Centre seems to be the
PREFERRED SPOT for the derelicts who are
stoned or drunk. It serves about 70 meals.
Unfortunately, they may be closing their doors
due to burnout and a lack community support.
4. Gospel Church
It's a few blocks "before" the Carnegie Commu-
nity Centre smack in the middle of skid row.
This very seedy-looking building is run-down,
but it has convenient street-level access.
They serve a meal after their 30-minute 9 p.m.
Note: I went by it almost all the time.
Dropped by once to look in af-
ter the 9 p.m. service. The in-
terior was totally white and
well lit up. It attracted blacks.
5. Franciscan Sisters
The Francisan Sister on Cardova Street, two (2)
blocks from the Vancouver Main Street Police
Station serve soup and sandwiches to about
35 people and will give clothes to those who
Note: their website says they serve 400.
Not in one day maybe in a month.
They room for more NOT more
than 35 people at a time.
Unfortunately, they're OPEN A FEW DAYS A
Note: whenever I went by there, their
white, little place, was empty.
6. Central Presbyterian Church
They're located at 1155 Thurlow Street - just
behind St. Paul's Hospital on Burrard Street,
three (3) blocks up from Granville Avenue.
It offers a monthly Sunday 8 a.m. breakfast
the last week of the month just before the
people receive their welfare cheque to 200+
persons. The place is always packed.
7. First Baptist Church
It's located at 969 Burrard Street downtown
Vancouver at the corner of Nelson and Bur-
rard, three (3) blocks up from Granville Ave-
nue where I lived.
It serves a very good hot meal at 9 p.m. to
120+ homeless persons : meal tickets
are given out at 8 p.m. along with 3 pieces
of soft toffee candy. You have to wait on
outside on Burrard Street for an hour.
PART 2. on the Sidewalk
1. Muslim Food Convoy
It consists of tow (2) small cars and a panel
truck parked outside the Carnegie Centre
on Hastings Street. Four (4) or more serve
a warm meal with orange juice to about
60+ Street People about 9:30 p.m. many
Fridays: they're *VERY* friendly, helpful,
understanding, efficient, and sincere.
2. Baptist Panel Truck
A Baptist panel truck will pull up on Hastings
across from the Carnegie Community Centre
sometimes around 8 p.m. on Friday to offer
something to eat and drink. It'll serve about
30+ Street People.
3. Sikh Yellow School Bus
It arrives every three (3) weeks or so with a
lot of young people who are laughing and
smiling and parks on Hastings close to the
Carnegie Community Centre.
They offer brown bag lunches.
They bring a lot of positive energy: nice to
4. Ragtag Catholic Street Group
A few adults along with several young people
make up this group. A group of five (5) will go
down Hastings Street offering smiles, hugs,
(sometimes some candy) and socks around
8 p.m. on most Fridays.
The individuals vary: the are NOT always the
It's clearly A HALFHEARTED EFFORT by the
The women who are Street People like to see
them and talk to them.
The men tend to ignore them all together.
MOST versus LEAST
Given their ability, the various Baptist churches
do the most hands-on for the Poor and Homeless
by far and the Catholic Church does the least.
As a Catholic I'm SO ASHAMED!
It tells me there is something seriously wrong: there is
clearly an "unexplained" lack of leadership in the Ca-
nadian Catholic Church when it comes to dealing with
the Poor and Homeless.
Note: the bishops have been "coddled"
by the laity living "high on the hog"
in palatial residence, with cottages,
expensive cars, and globe trotting.
The Catholic Church historically has always referred
to the Poor and Homeless as being THE TREA-
SURY OF THE CHURCH.
Evidently, *NOT* in Canada because the Chuch is in-
dolent and supports 100% crooked FASCIST
Police State Gov't that oppresses the Poor.
Note: I heard the Catholic Bishop on a Sunday
in June 2007 tell the congregation *NOT *
to give $$$ to the Poor and Homeless.
I thought the guy is INCOMPETENT.
Note: the Catholic Church historically has
always commited itself to respond
to the Poor and Homeless. To NOT
do so is OUT OF CHARACTER.
BINNING:for a decent meal
Binning: going from trash can to trash can looking for beer
cans/bottles and wine bottles for which the person
will get 10 cents or 20 cents per item at the Bottle
Depot on Hastings Street right in the middle of skid
Binning goes on In Vancouver 24x7.
After about 10 hours of work the person using his grocery
cart or bags or suit case will have picked up enough bot-
tles to earn about $10-$15 to buy ONE DECENT MEAL.
Note: Police will come around 9 p.m.
and arbitrarily pick up a gro-
cery cart and put it in the back
of the Police truck after scat-
tering the person's contents
on the street leaving him up-
set and the Police smiling.
Note: I talked to a person who had
the papers to prove he was
the owner of the cart. The
Police still took it away from
end his binning days.
Note: I saw the Police in uniform
*routinely" go down Hastings
Street in Eastside Vancouver
and kick around the things
the Poor and Homeles had
to offer to earn some $$$.
The Poor and Homeless in Vancouver get by on $1 pie-
shaped pieces of pizzas.
I "usually" bought mine at the corner of Granville and
Helmcken near the Gathering Place Community Centre.
Note: I relied on this daily.
"FORCED" 3-day FASTS
Due to having SO *LITTLE* MONEY, the Poor and Home-
less often foget to eat after 24 hours when the pangs of
hunger go away.
However, on on day three (3) they triy to catch-up and
eat as much as possible wherever they can.
Note: after 24 hours a person forgets
s/he's hungry because the hun-
ger pangs go away.
Note: EATING *SO* LITTLE affects the
ability to think clearly and to keep
track of time.
Note: in line outside at the Union Gosper
Mission waiting for my free supper,
I saw a young man in his 20s walking
on the side edges of his feet. I was
told it was the result of doing too
Gov't Myth versus Reality
According to a fairly recent, major sociological study
of Eastside Vancouver only one (1) in four (4) persons
has a drug problem: the drug problem is NOT as wide-
spread as it is commonly believed.
Given my 3-month, 6-day a week experience there,
this is GOV'T SPIN (GOV'T PROPAGANDA) to "jus-
tify" their negligent treatment (lack of
action towards the Poor and Homeless.
It's A "classic" *FASCIST* POLICE STATE
GOV'T RESPONSE that denies the seri-
ousness of the problem and justifies the
Gov't inertia in dealing with the problem.
DRUG ADDICTION HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH
BEING HOPELESS and tired DUE TO EXTREME FI-
Drug addiction has to be seen as a health problem
that is "treatable".
The Gov't on the other hand wants to see DRUG
ADDICTION as a criminal matter because in doing
so DRUG ADDICTION can benefit OUR FASCIST
POLICE STATE "law and order" *costly* APPA-
- the Police
- the Judiciary
- the prison system
We know today for a fact that THE PROBLEM
BEHIND DRUG ADDICTION is POVERTY.
The addition is driven by *HOPELESS* due to *NOT*
POVERTY *forces* the Poor and Homeless to
- commit crime
- become SEX-TRADE WORKERS
Note: I worked as a CR4 taxation clerk
with a blonde, slim University
graduate in his early 30s at the
International Taxation Office
in the early 1990's on Colo-
nade Road in Nepean (Otta-
wa) who "voluntarily" admit-
ted with tears on the bus one
spring night to having been
forced into the sex trade be-
hind the Château Laurier - at
Undercover COPS: Pushers
I saw some evenings undercover cops (along with short,
squarish Mexican undercover cops) sell drugs in front of
the steps of the CarnegieCommunity Centre. One day I
saw what I took to be a tall, slim Chinese intelligence
official sells drugs as well. (China town is right beside
Eastside Vancouver: I wanted to know if there was a
connection between the two: there is.)
Note: Mexican workers hired at $4/h
were the first to start building the
Olympic facilities. The Mexican
worker where I stayed at the In-
ternational Youth Hostel said the
in Mexico he'd be paid $8/day.
Note: the Chinese Gov't bought and run
a hotel downtown where tenants
are undercover cops and addicts
on social assistance. (The person
at desk at the entrance looked
like a smart intelligence official.)
Note: there are strong indications in Van-
couver that the Chinese Gov't seeks
to take charge of organized Asian
crime - around the world. (Does it
run the Yakuza - Japanese mafia-
in charge of the major cities of Ja-
pan? That would be very telling.)
Note: the *NEW* Vancour Police Chief
(from Mainland China) was De-
puty Chief. This is *ODD* because
a *NEW* Chief is supposed to come
from the outside. Otherwise, it sug-
gests that something is *NOT* A-
BOVE BOARD, *NOT* RIGHT.
The Final Analysis*THE SYSTEM* (our *crooked* FASCIST Police State Gov't) use the presence of the
Poor and Homeless in Eastside Vancouver for its own benefit.
THE BEST EXAMPLE is the invention of the multimillion $$$ Downtown East-
side Community Court designed to be a $$$-maker for
- the Police
- the Judiciary
- the prison system
In return, what do the Poor and Homeless get?
And the taxpayer gets SCAMED!
This is NOT FAIR to
- the taxpayer
- the Poor and Homeless
FASCISM is *NEVER* FAIR.
In the final analysis, regarding its neglect of the Poor and Homeless, the Gov't is guilty of
- criminal negligence
- committing a crime against humanity
The religious authorities and the media are its criminal accessories.
The Gov't neglects the POOR and the Homeless
because it doesN'T care.
Does the Gov't care about YOU?
SUCH a *silly* question. (Ha! Ha!)
Do its FASCIST SUPPORTS (the media
and the religious authorities)?
A *silly* question.
SO *WHY* should you bother to vote
and give these *uncaring* crooks your
vote of confidence?
- a productive Canada
You'll be RICH+happy with
- only 10% of your $$$ will go to the Gov't (instead of 50%)
- a 100% financially transparent democracy serving you 100%
For your share of the pie and THEGOODLIFE
join+support the É(eh)PC
Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
B.A.(Psychology), B.A.(Spanish), B.Admin.,
B.Comm.(Honours), B.A.(Italian) magna cum laude