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Old 10-23-2014, 09:41 PM   #126
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:16 PM   #127
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And realistically, what can/should Canada do to increase security? Pretty hard to be proactive against radicals that act in such an unpredictable manner.
As I noted the other day, the fact that these so called homegrown terrorists (mentally ill imo) of late are drug addicts, local ones at that, I feel it's clear that we need to do more in terms of mental health care

and im reiterating here but we have to do more especially in this province where the govt. has been neglecting it for so long! not just neglecting it but making it worse! with the closing of Riverview and throwing the addicts onto the DTES/Whalley et al. Where these recent attackers are from!

Certainly we can't stop all instances of crime but we can certainly mitigate all this bullshit
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:26 PM   #128
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Certainly we can't stop all instances of crime but we can certainly mitigate all this bullshit

I don't think so, this stuff rises out of poverty and everyone who lives in Vancouver realizes that people are only going to get poorer and income equality continues to get worse and worse


Canada's inequality growing: Stats Can | Toronto Star


Lowest ten percent of the population saw their net worth decrease 150% since 2005

Highest ten percent of the population saw their net worth increase 42% since 2005

Even more striking is the fact the bottom 50 per cent of Canadians own just 6 per cent of the wealth, while the bottom 30 per cent own just 1 per cent, the institute said.

By province, the concentration of wealth was highest in British Columbia, at 56.2 per cent, and lowest in Atlantic Canada, at 31.7 per cent.



This is a snowball that has just begun to roll downhill. Make your money, move to a nice community, pay high taxes for a top-notch police force and live the good life on Dunbar!
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:38 PM   #129
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And my facebook is full of people saying "THIS IS WHY WE NEED STRICTER GUN LAWS IN CANADA!"

because taking firearms away from law abiding citizens is going to keep illegally acquired guns out of the hands of criminals.
I wouldn't say they need to be stricter, I rather like them the way they are. That said, while strict gun laws won't make it impossible for criminals to acquire guns they do make it harder.
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Retired Canadian veteran guards the Vancouver Cenotaph following Ottawa shooting | Globalnews.ca

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VANCOUVER – Even as the rain started to fall around him, retired veteran Cpl. David Ward stood proudly at the Cenotaph in Vancouver on Thursday.

In memory of the fallen soldier in Ottawa, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was gunned down on Wednesday, Ward said it is his duty to be at the Cenotaph today.

“In honour and respect of the young corporal that was murdered yesterday doing his duty,” he said.

The news of Wednesday’s events hit members of the military, both past and present, particularly hard. Within hours of the shooting a Facebook and Twitter campaign had swept the nation calling on those who serve, or who have served, to stand at their nearest Cenotaph.

“We have a bunch of old veterans that are going to be on duty across Canada at the Cenotaph, so I got off duty of my patrols and came straight from work to here,” said Ward. Soldiers in Edmonton have also been standing guard.

The 63-year-old member of the Royal Canadian Regiment was based in Ontario, but served in Cyprus in 1974-5, was then posted at the United Nations in Egypt and helped at the Summer Olympics in Montreal in 1976.

He said he needs to do his duty so that people know Canada is still strong.

“To let those a**holes that murdered our Canadian soldiers here in Canada know that they’re not gonna win,” he said.

“I’m not the only retired veteran that’s out here. There’s going to be hopefully thousands of us to let them know you’re not going to defeat us.”
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:43 PM   #132
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Justin Trudeau's address:

Justin Trudeau urges Canadians to remember themselves in the wake of Ottawa shooting | Watch News Videos Online

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Spoiler!


Stephen Harper's address:

Prime Minister Harper addresses the nation following attack in Ottawa | Watch News Videos Online

I'm not a particular fan of how Harper uses fear mongering and terrorism rhetoric.
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The pictures in this link are amazing.

People waiting at overpasses and sides of the Highway of Heroes saluting Cpl. Nathan Crillo as his well deserved convoy drives by

Canada Honours Nathan Cirillo On The Highway Of Heroes (PHOTOS)

Reminds me of this video of NBC paying tribute to our Canadian soldiers who lost their lives standing up for what's right

Who's cutting onions in here?????



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Justin Trudeau's address:

Justin Trudeau urges Canadians to remember themselves in the wake of Ottawa shooting | Watch News Videos Online

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Prime Minister Harper addresses the nation following attack in Ottawa | Watch News Videos Online

I'm not a particular fan of how Harper uses fear mongering and terrorism rhetoric.
Kinda off topic, but why does Trudeau even have his own podium or think he should give speeches on stuff like this? He's not and nowhere near Prime Minister, yet, and he comes off as a self-important douche.
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Kinda off topic, but why does Trudeau even have his own podium or think he should give speeches on stuff like this? He's not and nowhere near Prime Minister, yet, and he comes off as a self-important douche.
He's the leader of the liberal party. He is most certainly a person that you would want to hear from during a tragedy such as this.

Thomas Mulcair also made an address but it wasn't even note worthy. Here's a link for your convenience.

Thomas Mulcair's Address To Nation In Wake Of Ottawa Shooting (TEXT)

Anyone who is the leader of their respective party has made a speech. I would hardly consider it "self-important" much less a "douche".
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Saw this on Reddit this morning. Didn't see it posted here so:

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers receives standing ovation - YouTube
Truthfully, I found this video disturbing. We have a soldier that was shot and killed two days ago and now we have a standing ovation for a man that killed the shooter. Its really too soon to be congratulating anyone for this. If I was him, I wouldn't accept any form of praise or take credit for any of it. Don't get me wrong, he did the right thing but to have this televised as he being the hero is just wrong and disrespectful to everyone else that assisted.

RIP Cpl. Nathan Cirillo
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Apparently Kevin Vickers pulled some John Woo shit on Bibeau!

Saw the barrel of the gun sticking out from behind the pillar an arms length away, dove out in front of him, spun and fired while in the air aiming upwards, and emptied his clip into him! Holy shit! :fuckyeah:

EDIT: JUUUUST beat me to it! ^^^
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Skip to 2:06 if you've already seen the vid about how Vickers shot the gunman...

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