Just A Matter Of Opinion

So, I get all kinds of emails to the Reel Fishing Adventures site but, the last couple of years have been inundated with those that have to do with what's happening to our world.  For example, the influx of radical Muslim's AND some of their erratic cultures and behaviors.  I have no doubt that many will agree with me that we have absolutely no problems with anyone immigrating to our country BUT, don't expect us to change our laws, politics or religions to reflect yours, especially if they are of a radical, racist or terroristical (my new word!) nature.  This has unfortunately happened in every western based or democratic country around in the world, and we are all on the slippery slope and road to hell if its not stopped or at least controlled in some way.  I've decided to start posting a few of these emails just for those that don't keep in touch with things or even worse, those that don't care to keep in touch with things.  I've known allot of people who have what I call "ostrich syndrome", that's where its just easier to stick your head in the sand and ignore everything that's going on around you in hopes it will just go away.  The strange thing is that it's these same people who bitch the most when that "something" finally happens to them!!  Here you go:



Thought you might enjoy this.    Since retirement, Gayle has been  quite outspoken on a number of  issues that she feels politicians are out in " left field".  This was quite a well researched and excellent reply to Mr. Mulcair's ridiculous comments in the  Calgary Herald a while back.  
Mr. Mulcair,
Judging from an article in The Calgary Sun entitled "Enough is Enough", your position on a National Enquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women is NOT what needs to be done and Harper is right in not pursuing this time wasting, expensive suggestion supported by both the NDP and Liberals.  If you were paying attention at all and did your research you would understand this tragedy, the real issues and what needs to be done to address them.
Some statistics:
According to the RCMP:
6,420 missing persons in Canada 1,455 are women, out of those 164 are aboriginal
88% of murders of aboriginal women have been solved by police
89% of murders of non-aboriginal women have been solved by police
Between 1980 and 2012 there were 20,313 murders in Canada       6,551 of those victims were women  and 1,017 of those were aboriginal women.
Here's where it gets even more interesting:
Almost 30% of the 1,017 aboriginal women were murdered by their husbands.
              23% were murdered by another family member.
              30% were murdered by an acquaintance.
So, only about  8% of aboriginal women were murdered by strangers.
More statistics:
44% of the family members and acquaintances who kill aboriginal women were drunk
74% of the murderers of aboriginal women are unemployed.
71% of the murderers of aboriginal women already had a criminal record. 
53% had been convicted before of a violent crime;
62% had a history of violence with the specific murder victim herself.
To be clear, there are some Chiefs and aboriginal communities in this country that are doing well, for various reasons, but much of it has to do with their leadership (i.e. Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band, but no one (especially the media & government) never talk about him and his people.
Here are the REAL issues:
1.  Welfare.  The billions of tax payer dollars that go to support aboriginal people, not only in living expenses but free education, free medical, no taxation, etc.  has crippled them (as it has crippled many non-aboriginal Canadians for generations).  I would venture to say many of them have not worked a day in their lives.
2.  Corrupt leadership who have no idea how to lead, manage, inspire or teach their people ..... who take for themselves and their families and friends and are not accountable to anyone (as evidenced most strongly by Chief Theresa Spence in Attiwapiskat.) and blame, blame, blame the Canadian Government.
3.  Alcohol and drug abuse, gang violence .... all contributing factors in the crime rate on reserves, lack of parenting, family violence and poverty.
4.  A two-tiered justice system that gives aboriginal offenders lighter sentences, or no sentences at all allowing them back into their communities to continue to abuse the same aboriginal women again and again .... often resulting in death (as evidenced by the 83% who were murdered by their husbands, a family member or an acquaintance.  If you want a National enquiry .... it should be on this issue.
When you say "It is inconceivable that we, as a country, allowed this situation to continue" .... and "We urgently need to acknowledge the systemic aspect of this crisis instead of ignoring or dismissing it" .....  what are your intended solutions?  A National enquiry is not going to fix these problems!
Giving the aboriginals more of hard earned Canadian taxpayer dollars is NOT going to fix this problem!  
This was printed in a Nanaimo, B.C. Newspaper last week, and as you can imagine, it had all the natives out banging their drums and whooping, but you know what.. If the shoe fits.


Subject: Fw: Rattlesnake Logic

Food for thought...
Rattlesnake Logic

As long as we insist on maintaining the "moral high ground" we will NEVER win the war on terrorism. We're in a conflict in
which we absolutely insist in playing by the rules against a maniacal group who have no rules.

Rattlesnake Logic

After the Boston bombing the news media spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did.
They want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They want to know why these men were not
arrested before they did something so terrible. The media is in a tizzy about this new era of homegrown radicals, and about why
they could live among us and still hate us.

A friend of mine from Texas explained it all to me: “Here in west Texas I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us.
I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn,
in the shop and on the driveway. In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter.

I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake
will bite me; I know it will bite me because it's a rattlesnake and that's what rattlesnakes do. I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake…I
just kill it. I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite
me. I just kill them. I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see it I can find out where the other snakes are, because (a) it won’t tell me, and (b) I
already know they live on my place. So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one.

I don’t look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake...I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion,
I accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know, for every rattlesnake I kill, two more
are lurking out there in the brush. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes. Do I fear them? No!

Do I respect what they can do to me? Yes! And because of that respect I give them the fair justice they deserve.... I kill them...”

Maybe as a country we should start giving more thought to the fact that these jihadists' are just like rattlesnakes, and act accordingly!

I love this country; it's the damn government I'm afraid of.


Finally A Muslim Speaks Out!
More evidence that multiculturalism does not work and politicians are waking up to this fact.
Article from the Calgary Herald.....I'm surprised but glad it was published!
A must-read for all Canadians & especially our Politicians!

Time to Change Tune on Official Multiculturalism by Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald

About one dozen families who recently immigrated to Canada are demanding that the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg excuse their children from music and co-Ed physical education programs for religious reasons. The families believe music is un-Islamic ~ just like the Taliban believe and then imposed on the entire population of Afghanistan that physical education classes should be segregated by gender even in the elementary years. The school division is facing the music in a typically Canadian way--that is, bending itself into a
trombone to try to accommodate these demands, even though in Manitoba, and indeed the rest of the country, music and phys-Ed are compulsory parts of the curriculum. Officials say they may try to have the Muslim children do a writing project on music to satisfy the curriculum's requirements. The school officials have apparently consulted the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, and they have also spoken to a member of the Islamic community suggested by those very same Muslim parents. In any event, the school district is trying to find a way to adapt the curriculum to fit the wishes of these families, rather than these families adapting to fit into the school and Canadian culture. Mahfooz Kanwar, a member of the Muslim Canadian Congress, says he has a better idea. "I'd tell them, this is Canada, and in Canada, we teach music and physical education in our schools. If you don't like it, leave. If you want to live under sharia law, go back to the hell hole country you came from or go to another hell hole country that lives under sharia law," said Kanwar, who is a professor emeritus of Sociology at Mount Royal University in Calgary.That might be putting things a little more forcefully than most of us would be comfortable with, but Kanwar says he is tired of hearing about such out-of-tune demands from newcomers to our country. "Immigrants to Canada should adjust to Canada, not the other way around," he argues.
If they did not like these things in Canada, why did they not go somewhere else? If they want Canada to be like their homeland why don't they go home?

Kanwar, who immigrated to Canada from Pakistan via England and then the United States in 1966, says he used to buy into the "mosaic, official multiculturalism" (nonsense). He makes it clear, that like most Canadians, he is pleased and enjoys that Canada has citizens literally from every country and corner in the world, as it has enriched this country immensely. But it's official multiculturalism - the state policy, "that entrenches the lie" that all cultures and beliefs are of equal value and of equal validity in Canada that he objects to. "The fact is, Canada has an enviable culture based on Judeo-Christian values - not Muslim values - with British and French rule of law and traditions and that's why it's better than all of the other places in the world. We are heading down a dangerous path if we allow the idea of sharia law a place in Canada. It does not. It is completely incompatible with the idea and reality of Canada," says Kanwar, who in the 1970s was the founder and president of the Pakistan-Canada Association and a big fan of official multiculturalism.

2.    Kanwar says his views changed when he started listening to the people who joined his group. They badmouthed Canada, weren't interested in knowing Canadians or even in learning one of our official languages. They created cultural ghettos and the Canadian government even helped fund it. One day it dawned on me that the reason all of us wanted to move here was going to disappear if we didn't start defending Canada and its fundamental values." That's when Kanwar started speaking out against the dangers of official multiculturalism. He has been doing so for decades. So, it's no surprise that Kanwar is delighted with the recent speech British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered to the 47th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 5. "Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism," said Cameron, "we have failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong. We have even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run counter to our values. So when a white person holds objectionable views - racism, for example - we rightly condemn them. But when equally unacceptable views or practices have come from someone who isn't white, we've been too cautious, frankly even fearful, to stand up to them. This hands-off tolerance," said Cameron, "has only served to reinforce the sense that not enough is shared. All this leaves some young Muslims feeling rootless and ... can lead them to this extremist ideology." Kanwar actually credits German Chancellor Angela Merkel for being among the first of the world's democratic leaders to take the courageous step in October to say that official multiculturalism had "failed totally.." It appears leaders are getting bolder. During an interview with TFI channel on Feb. 10, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared: "We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him." Cameron ended his speech by saying: "At stake are not just lives, it's our way of life. That's why this is a challenge we cannot avoid - and one we must meet." That democratically elected leaders are at long last starting to sing a different tune on official multiculturalism is sweet music to Kanwar. Here's hoping those poor kids in Winnipeg will get to hear some of it. Licia Corbella is The Herald's Editorial Page Editor