Monday, 11 November 2019

Can Tyranny be Elected

of course it can and is a common practice in many parts of the world!
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What triggered our interest was the thought that Canada's Parliamentary form of Democracy could in any way be compared to the so-called democracy of tyrannical countries simply because we get to vote
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Still, we witness some disturbing government activities involving the devaluation of private property rights. The following link prompted 'News Alert Niagara' to request answers from all of the elected officials of the Town of Fort Erie, Ontario. Is it because of embarrassment or fear that prompts the Town's Councilors into such shameful silence about despicable acts?
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To view the despicable act as presented by Stefanos Karatopis click the link for short video.
https://www.facebook.com/stef.karas.5/videos/198711287667247/UzpfSTEwMDAwOTIxMTkwMjc2MzoyMzgzMzE5NjIxOTg1MDc4/?id=100009211902763

We emailed each and every town Councilor (Twice) followed by placing our request on the Town's comment page. The following is the only response we have received to date! 11/11/11:A.M.
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If Canada's Parliamentary form of Democracy is worth more than just the ability to simply vote, then the question has to be whether or not the government has the unilateral right to demolish a Citizen's house because that government doesn't like the way you keep your backyard? 
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'News Alert Niagara' politely asked the Town of Fort Erie the Question as shown above. 
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'News Alert Niagara' is now demanding answers both from The Town of Fort Erie and from any government official of any rank or level of Government.
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If the Town of Fort Erie acted outside its authority, what if anything is going to be done about it?
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If the Town of Fort Erie acted within its right to unilaterally demolish a citizen's house based on how a backyard is kept then one might well conclude that our Canadian Parliamentary form of Democracy has similarity to tyrannical countries based simply on ability to vote.
http://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/2019/11/asset-forfeiture-challenge-canada-next.html



'News Alert Niagara' salutes the brave individuals who fought and are still fighting for everyone's private property rights against tyrannical government entities!
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These gallant Citizens say have had enough of Municipalities, Conservation Authorities, Provincial Government Agencies and NGO's expropriating our private property rights without compensation. We work too hard to have our land rights taken away from us. Our own tax dollars are continuously fighting against us.  It is not fair that we purchase land to have the terms of land use changed and restricted well after ownership.  We feel like we can never get ahead.  We believe this is unlawful and unconstitutional. 

 In particular we salute the men and women who are courageously launching a very expensive Constitutional Challenge on Private Property Rights on behalf of all property owners!

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Friday, 8 November 2019

Asset Forfeiture Challenge - Canada Next



Supreme Court Delivers Unanimous Victory for Asset Forfeiture Challenge

The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.



JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS/Newscom

States are bound by the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against excessive fines and fees when they seek to seize property or other assets from individuals charged or convicted of a crime, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday.
It's a decision that hands a major victory to critics of civil asset forfeiture, and it opens another avenue to legal challenges against that widely used (and often abused) practice by which states and local governments can seize carscashhomes, and pretty much anything else that is suspected of being used to commit a crime.
The case before the Supreme Court, Timbs v. Indiana, involved the seizure of a $42,000 Land Rover SUV from Tyson Timbs, who was arrested in 2015 for selling heroin to undercover police officers. He pleaded guilty to his crimes and was sentenced to one year of house arrest and five years of probation. On top of that, the state of Indiana seized his 2012 Land Rover—which he had purchased with money received from his late father's life insurance payout, not with the proceeds of drug sales—on the ground that it had been used to commit a crime.


Timbs challenged that seizure, arguing that taking his vehicle amounted to an additional fine on top of the sentence he had already received. The Indiana Supreme Court rejected that argument, solely because the U.S. Supreme Court had never explicitly stated that the Eighth Amendment applied to the states.
On Wednesday, the high court did exactly that.
"For good reason, the protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history," wrote Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the opinion. "Excessive fines can be used, for example, to retaliate against or chill the speech of political enemies," she wrote, or can become sources of revenue disconnected from the criminal justice system.
Indeed, some local governments do use fines and fees as a means to raise revenue, and that has created a perverse incentive to target residents. After the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a federal investigation into the city government found that 20 percent of its general fund came from criminal fines. And Ferguson is not alone in relying heavily on revenue from fines. Making clear that the Eighth Amendment applies to the states will make it far easier to challenge unreasonable fines and fees—including not just asset forfeiture cases, but also situations where local governments hit homeowners with massive civil penalties for offenses such as unapproved paint jobs or Halloween decorations.
Some of those cases are already getting teed up. As C.J. Ciaramella wrote in this month's issue of Reason, a federal class action civil rights lawsuit challenging the aggressive asset forfeiture program in Wayne County, Michigan, that was filed in December argues that the county's seizure of a 2015 Kia Soul after the owner was caught with $10 of marijuana should be deemed an excessive fine.
More broadly, Timbs is a good reminder of how ridiculous the argument in favor of civil asset forfeiture really is. During oral arguments in November, Indiana's solicitor general got boxed into a corner by Justice Stephen Breyer, who managed to twist the government's lawyer into arguing that Indiana should be allowed to seize vehicles for as small an offense as driving 5 mph over the speed limit, which literally elicited laughter in the courtroom.
After Wednesday's ruling, there's a better chance that more civil asset forfeiture cases will be laughed right out of court for being what they obviously are: unconstitutional, excessive punishments that don't fit the crime.
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In Canada you can have your property seized if you innocently rent to someone who commits a crime!
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News Alert Niagara salutes the men and women who are courageously launching a very expensive Constitutional Challenge on Private Property Rights on behalf of all property owners!







Regime finds cure for Poverty

As far back as 2012  News Alert Niagara sounded the alarm when local politicians attempted to cure poverty by sleeping in their cars mimicking the plight of poverty stricken Citizens that were homeless!

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In June of this year News Alert Niagara again produced an article of ridicule regarding the Regime's ridiculous approach to poverty and homelessness!

In our News Alert Niagara article titled 'The Great Political Con Job' we stated categorically that: 
Bureaucratic offloading of responsibility has created an overabundance of resource-consuming agencies requiring 25% of our workforce, which is causing the despicable desperation for cash and is the primary driver of poverty and homelessness
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No amount of 'Machiavellian Scheming' can overcome the imbalance of too much overhead! 
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News Alert Niagara maintains that on our Niagara Regime's current trajectory we are stumbling into a devastating quagmire of poverty and homelessness.
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So just what is the Regime's cure for poverty and homelessness?

Pay themselves more money!




PS. The disclosure of the unwarranted salaries of the secretive, unaccountable and unnecessary Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority proves the point of resource consumption!




Thursday, 7 November 2019

UNJUSTIFIED

Once again, we got the call regarding a Citizen being abused by authorities. Once again, we made the trek to visit the abused. Again, we listened to a litany of grievances that have become so familiar to us.
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Seems simple enough. Seems the Town of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada was showing concern regarding the unsightliness of the reused ‘shipping Containers’ and the Citizen, Mr. Dan Favero was indeed utilizing shipping containers.
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Mr. Favero says he favors shipping containers for a multitude of reasons not least of which security being his primary concern.
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The Town was going to great lengths to paint the use and reuse of ‘shipping containers’ as a blight on their town even though shipping containers were also being used by the Town alongside Town facilities. They spent many hours designing expensive examples of how to construct buildings to hide shipping containers and where they can be placed on a property for concealment.

Observation by ‘News Alert Niagara’ is that Favero Storage and Car Wash appears to be a respectable entity when compared with others habitating along the same street. 
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Perhaps Favero Storage and Car Wash would  make an even better impression if they were not spending their time and fortune fighting with the Town of Fort Erie for their very existence!
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However, as the story rolled on it started to turn even darker as we learned that the authorities running the Town of Fort Erie apparently had been persecuting the Favero Family for over 14 years starting with Mr. Dan Favero's parents. The Town was citing every little thing they could find to dislodge the family business, Favero Storage and Car Wash, from their location on the north side of Garrison Road (Highway #3). They exhausted all their legitimate bylaws to the point that they inappropriately tried charging Citizen Favero under newly created bylaws.
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Attacks by the Town came by the dozens. Repeated visits by Town personnel. Dozens of charges laid followed by repeated summonses all applied to Mr. Favero for the same repeated charge dragging this Citizen though the expensive courts system (4 times) on repeated appeals.
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During Favero’s ordeal, he was never once allowed to make a plea or presentation to Council. He was denied attendance to multiple pretrial hearings (blocked at the Door). Mr. Favero has even been denied 'Freedom of Information'.
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Sadly, his so-called political representatives turned their back on him. No one in authority wanted to hear from him making a mockery out of the words ‘civic leadership’.
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Those elected and hired by the Citizens of Fort Erie speciously attacked this innocent Citizen with multiple charges and Court summons, repeated trips to out of town courtrooms, continual badgering as to Mr. Favero’s credibility and judgment. Mr. Favero was even attacked by the Town when he simply replaced a through-the-wall air conditioner! Favero has record of the litany of attacks against him by Town Authorities.
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More intriguing was sitting through the court activities watching, listening and recording the astonishing attempt to deprive Mr. Favero of his property Rights.
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But, it was the specter of the opposing lawyers crowding around Favero cornered in the witness box pouring over every niggling speck on maps, failing in their attempt to destroy an innocent man and his family that finally alerted me to the question as to why such a gargantuan effort on behalf of the Town of Fort Erie.
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Surely, if the courts found in Favero’s favor on four separate court cases the term ‘innocent’ must apply.
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However, if the Town loses in four attempts before the courts to deprive its Citizens of their property, property rights and the right to legally maintain what is theirs, what is the term that would/should apply?
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The question that developed was; just what was the justification for such a deliberate and persistent (decades long) persecution of an innocent Citizen?
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Then it came! A plausible explanation. It's called Alliston Woods. Alliston Woods turns out to be a 104-lot subdivision, which was first proposed in 2001 by private developers. Certainly, a plausible explanation for which some believe to be the cause for the longevity of the persecution.
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 Alliston Woods subdivision just happens to be located immediately behind Favero Storage and Car Wash .
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Delving further revealed why the need for the Town to rest control of the Favero property. Apparently the subdivision has no access to Garrison Road and therefore Favero Storage and Car Wash stood in their way of gaining access! 
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Apparently, without access through the Favero property the private Alliston Woods subdivision cannot proceed.
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Question: Will the taxpaying Citizens of Fort Erie  accept their hard earned money (est. $million) being spent to simply gain access for a private business entity at the expense of an innocent Citizen?
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To put this scenario into perspective, the Town of Fort Erie is considering expropriation as a method of confiscating Mr. Favero's private property. Since when can expropriation of one person's private property be used in favor of someone else's private business? What is the connection between the Town Authorities and the people behind the Alliston Woods proposed subdivision?
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.The Town opted for their customary bullying tactic trying to inexpensively deprive the Favero Family of their property, their property rights and their right to maintain what is rightfully theirs. 
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Dear readers, this disgraceful land grab is not some scenario out of a wild west movie with Hopalong Cassidy and the Black Bart Gang. 
Hell no! 
This shameful land grab is taking place right here in Ontario, Canada with a new Provincial Premier and a new Attorney General complete with 600 Constitutional Lawyers!
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Normally the story would be rapping up at this point.
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However, this story is so disturbing that for the first time ‘News Alert Niagara’ is compelled to request a response from the Town of Fort Erie to garner their perspective.
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Dear Fort Erie
I am working on an article regarding the plight of Mr. Dan Favero of Favero Storage and Car Wash.
Could someone in authority please respond with a justification for the four court challenges against Mr. Favero, soon to be a fifth, predicated on a new appeal by your town.
I await your  earliest reply
Preston Haskell Editor 
News AlertNiagara 

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Response created by Beverley Bradnam on 10/2/2019 9:53:05 AM
Dear Mr. Haskell,
Thank you for your web enquiry. At this time, the Town is in litigation on this matter and is unable to provide comment. Kind regards,
Customer Service Unit
Town of Fort Erie

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Thank you Beverley Bradman for your prompt reply.
Your Town Authorities will have the opportunity to clarify their justifications for the decades long persecution of the Favero Family in the comment section below the article.
 Preston Haskell editor News AlertNiagara

The good news is that ‘News Alert Niagara’ is inviting everyone, particularly the Town of Fort Erie Authorities, to attend the fifth Town court appeal (November 5, 2019 Provincial Offences Court, 445 E Main St. Welland) against the Favero Family so that interested parties can witness for themselves this shameless persecution going on in our courts out of public scrutiny. 
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PS:
Head of Planning Rick Brady threatened that they will prosecute non compliance, and that since they are “ illegal” to begin with, there is no “grandfather “ status anywhere. 
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This Article 'Unjustified' was sent to each Fort Erie Politician  07 Oct 2019
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The Article was also sent to the Town of Fort Erie through their own website

Preston Haskell,
Your message has been received by a customer service representative and you should receive a response within 1 business day.
Comments:
Below is the link to the Article
https://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/2019/10/unjustified.html 

Web Site:  https://www.forterie.ca
This message was sent to you from the Town of Fort Erie Website on 10/07/2019 1:51:42 PM

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Since the political leaders of Fort Erie made no comment as to the veracity of the this article it will be Disseminated October 9, 2019.

As always you are free to make Comments below


https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1816351&binId=1.1147261&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=uTqBVBT

Monday, 4 November 2019

Just when we thought it was safe...

We find that the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) has nothing to say in protecting our sources of clean, safe drinking water!
Unless of course when  the NPCA is targeting some unfortunate private property owner as in the case of Mark Barnfield who was completely destroyed on the basis that the NPCA claimed he had caused harm to the underground aquifer. 
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BUT, whenever the NPCA comes up against a developer or corporation the NPCA claims lack of jurisdiction as in dumping suspected landfill in the aquifers located at the Port Colborne stone quarries!
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Just when we thought the past horrors of the NPCA had ended, we find this burdensome government agency having to be ordered by Ontario's privacy czar to publicly divulge the obviously over-generous salaries!
https://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/2019/05/ontario-auditor-general-addresses.html
https://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/2018/11/a-study-in-elected-corruption-update-8.html
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But Wait! It gets worse; much worse!
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Now in a petty effort to prove their relevance the Conservation Authorities (CA's) presenting themselves as 'Weather Forecasters' sending out dire warnings of inclement weather; Weather warnings which are readily available 'Free of Charge' to everyone from so many sources and exactly from where the so-called CA experts get their alerts.
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Obviously, everyone who understands a post from a post hole also understands that the difference is the 'Weather Alerts' from the conservation authorities is costing the cash strapped taxpayers $Hundreds of Millions.
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While our Crafty Governments expanded their rule over the lives of their constituents by the creation of largely unaccountable agencies, the municipalities are able to cut their public council meetings by half and to relieve themselves of responsibility! 
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Authorities who avoid their responsibilities and abandons their constituents to the vagaries of agencies such as Ontario's 'Citizen-destroying' Conservation authorities clearly displays a lack of concern for their Citizens. 
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Conservation Authorities represent double jeopardy for society with no appreciable redeeming value when it comes to protecting our environment! 
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A great example of Conservation Authority malfeasance resides in the abysmal tragedy of a homeowner who was promised by the St.Catharines, Ontario Mayor to stand by the city's building permit only to be thrown under the proverbial bus of the conservation authority. 
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The mayor attacked his constituent with every level of bureaucracy he could find including Fisheries and Oceans, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of the Environment, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Niagara Regional Government, the City of St. Catharines, and the Canadian Henley Rowing Corporation who all agreed with everything the Mayor wanted. 
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.Property owner groups are calling for the elimination of Ontario's Conservation Authorities and returning their assets and responsibilities back into their respective municipalities, where they belong, if for no other reason than accountability.
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Monday, 28 October 2019

Corruption Fort Erie

Leading up to the last municipal election the Citizens of Niagara came together to oust some of the most obviously corrupt and disgusting regimes.

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Irate Citizens cleaned out the entire governing body of Pelham, Ontario; Demolished the sordid political corruption of Grimsby, Ontario; Eliminated the entire Board of Directors, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority; Hammered the Machiavellian know-it-alls of the Niagara Regional Regime and helped devastate the fortunes of the hated Kathleen Wynne Provincial Government.
https://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/2018/11/a-study-in-elected-corruption-update-8.html
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Unfortunately it appears that the corrupt regime of Fort Erie was somehow overlooked. It remains to be seen whether or not those that have been elected to serve the Town of Fort Erie are complicit in deceptive corruption. They certainly failed to respond to enquiries! 
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Just what can be expected from a municipality that spawned a lying perjurer CAO and his sordid miscreant posse' to the Niagara Regional Regime, not to mention their infamous regional representative Criminal Code Violator.
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Kudos to Niagara this week's reporter, Richard Hutton for exposing the corruption of the Fort Erie Regime.
https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/9658591-fort-erie-passes-shipping-containers-bylaw/
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Richard Hutton's expose' of Fort Erie's rope-a-dope ethics clearly displayed the regime's propensity to hide, evade and corruptly abuse its Citizens. 
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As a courtesy 'News Alert Niagara' wasted its time by contacting each and every Fort Erie Politician before publishing. wredekop@forterie.ca; gmcdermott@forterie.ca; ndubanow@forterie.ca; kzanko@forterie.ca; mbutler@forterie.ca; dlubberts@forterie.ca; anoyes@forterie.ca; Tom.Innsinna@niagraregion.ca
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While the whole world is actively and cleverly reusing 'steel shipping containers', the Town of Fort Erie Authorities foster a 'shipping container scheme' as a blatant attempt to mask their sordid effort to misuse our court system to  deprive an innocent Fort Erie Family of their right to their private property. 

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Click the LINK to learn how and why the Town of Fort Erie is trying to destroy the Favero Family (five times facing court on the same charge)
http://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/2019/10/unjustified.html
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In the face of authoritarian scheming, obstructive silence and government abuse, 'News Alert Niagara' does its best to sniff out the single greatest precursor to societal destruction... 


Everyone, including the authorities of Fort Erie, are welcome to comment below...


Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Some Fight - Some Fold

Citizens world wide are under attack! Citizens world wide are fighting for their human rights against an evil onslaught of increasingly autocratic governments.  

Governments which are 'too clever by half' are sparking serious friction between Machiavellian Leadership and their Citizens.
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Sadly, Canada is no exception!
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Predicated on Government conduct self-protection groups are forming by the dozen. In fact there are already over one hundred new organizations dedicated to preserving Canadian rights and freedoms.


MASSIVE FARM PROTEST IN THE NETHERLANDS 





MASSIVE FARM PROTEST IN THE NETHERLANDS TODAY
-There’s a massive protest happening in the Netherlands as thousands of farmers have driven their tractors to The Hague.    Apparently the Dutch government is blaming farmers for climate change.    Looks like the farmers may be getting their point across, because the convoy of tractors is 700 miles long.   The government there is calling for what they’ve labelled “inefficient” cattle farms to be shut down and for livestock production to be chopped by 50 percent.   Many of the tractors carried signs that said “No farmers–no food!”    The farmers say they’re being made out to be the bad guys, when no one is pointing to the aviation industry.



Tractor Protest