Sunday, August 30, 2015

Civil asset forfeiture - Police Take Your Money And Stuff Without Conviction or Charges

A new poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans aren't familiar with civil asset forfeiture, a controversial law enforcement practice that allows officers to seize a person's property -- including cash, cars, jewelry and houses -- without obtaining a conviction or even charging the owner with a crime.

While civil asset forfeiture laws vary by state, most states and the federal government allow police to seize property immediately if they have probable cause to suspect it's tied to something illegal. 
The standard of proof officers must then establish to permanently seize that property depends on the state. Some states require only probable cause or a "preponderance of the evidence" -- in other words, authorities must establish that, more likely than not, the property is related to criminal activity. Both of these standards are far less stringent than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” benchmark required for criminal convictions.
In most states, property owners facing civil asset forfeiture are also responsible for proving that their property is not, in fact, connected to illegal activity. If they can't, they lose the property for good.
This effectively inverts the American legal principle that suspects are innocent until proven guilty, critics say.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Solar Energy In Ontario- Costs Vs Benefits

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With Ontario's groundbreaking new Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program, there has been a sudden rush of interest to add these systems. This is a truly groundbreaking program that has put Ontario squarely in the lead of North America for renewable energy.

Our provincial government are to be congratulated! Unfortunately, I'm already seeing some solar vendors quoting wildly optimistic figures as to what you can earn on these systems. I am a strong solar advocate with a 5.7kW system on my Toronto home and a small system (25 years old and working perfectly) at my off-grid cottage, so don't get me wrong, I do love solar. I feel compelled, however, to have the real facts honestly presented to homeowners so that they make an informed decision. I therefore have created this page to tell what I think are the financial realities of the situation.

 Will a solar PV system give you a 5 year payback? No it won't. But what is the monthly income you receive from that kitchen renovation or landscaping job you just did?

A FIT contract guarantees you 20 years worth of income, on a system that will be wonderfully dependable and long lived. And one in which you can take great pride! In purchasing your own solar system you are achieving these important results: * Assisting on our move towards a coal-free Ontario in 2014 (a provincial government target) which will: -reduce one of Ontario's largest source of greehouse gas emissions -reduce one of Ontarios largest source of air pollution which according to the Ontario Medical Association, is badly affecting the health of us all at a cost of over one billion dollars per year -reduce a leading source of Mercury pollution. Mercury is one of the most toxic elements known to man, and its full effects are not well known by most people * Demonstrating leadership, showing your neighbours that you care enough to make this investment and that these systems are ready to go ...TODAY * Demonstating to our provincial government that they were right to encourage the development of clean, safe renewable energy and you have just confirmed this by voting with your dollars * Adding to our energy security and stability of the electrical grid by adding a long term form of local generation *

Possibly sending a message to our federal government that in igoring our Kyoto committments and avoiding progressive legislation to limit pollution, they are badly out of touch with the wishes of Canadians and they should get with the program... Ontario has! Having said all of this, I've saved the best of the news 'til last.

All my figures ignore one real bonus: 20 years after you have installed your system, and it has long since paid for itself, provided that you purchased crystalline panels, you may have to replace your inverter if you haven't already, but your system should then dependably be generating power for another 20 years, essentially for free! 

What will the economic benefit to that be? Who knows, but energy prices will sure be higher then than they are today, so it will be appreciable. Please see my notes below which accompany the spreadsheet and explain my assumptions. Note that retail sales tax on these systems is refundable. Also, I'm not aware of any other incentives currently available, so if someone claims otherwise, make it part of your purchase agreement in writing that they will get it for you, or allow you to deduct it from your payment.

 To download a version that you can play with yourself, click here. (excel spreadsheet) To learn about the tax implications of owning a residential PV system, click here.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ashley Madison scammed $31.3Million men...

The Evidence Mounts

Nobody disputed the dramatic gender disparity in the Ashley Madison user base, including the company itself. 5.5 million profiles are marked “female” in a database of roughly 37 million people.
When you look at the evidence, it’s hard to deny that the overwhelming majority of men using Ashley Madison weren’t having affairs. They were paying for a fantasy.
It’s also a matter of public record that some percentage of the profiles are less than real. A few years ago, a former employee of Ashley Madison sued the company in Canada over her terrible work conditions. She claimed that she’d gotten repetitive stress injuries in her hands after the company hired her to create 1,000 fake profiles of women in three months, written in Portuguese, to attract a Brazilian audience. The case was settled out of court, and Ashley Madison claimed that the woman never made any fake profiles.
Still, there is a clause in the Ashley Madison terms of service that notes that “some” people are using the site purely “for entertainment” and that they are “not seeking in person meetings with anyone they meet on the Service, but consider their communications with users and Members to be for their amusement.” The site stops short of saying these are fake people, but does admit that many profiles are for “amusement only.”
When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news storiesthat asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidence for such an enormous number. So I downloaded the data and analyzed it to find out how many actual women were using Ashley Madison, and who they were.
What I discovered was that the world of Ashley Madison was a far more dystopian place than anyone had realized. This isn’t a debauched wonderland of men cheating on their wives. It isn’t even a sadscape of 31 million men competing to attract those 5.5 million women in the database. Instead, it’s like a science fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots.

Friday, August 14, 2015

DNA Testing Is It Accurate?

If you could see into the future and find out if you’ll get sick, would you want to know? What would you do? What would you change? We investigate home DNA kits. They promise you insight into your medical makeup. For little money or trouble, companies say they can examine your genes and predict your risk of everything from cancer to heart disease. But what’s the real cost of these tests when it comes to your privacy? And how accurate are they anyway? Erica Johnson puts a booming business under the microscope

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Tim Martin Lecture : Basic Teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses

210,000 JW's Per Hour Each Day Twisting The Bible And Denying The Blood Of Christ 's To ALL But Those Who Partake Of The Wine and Bread At The Memorial, A Remnant Of The 144k Going To Heaven. All others just observe...

1.8 Billion Hours In 2013 Preaching Door To Door (see below)

 7 Million Preaching But 18 Million At Memorial 2013(see below)

42 Million Watchtowers Distributed Worldwide in 190 Languages

The Watchtower: Roots, Shoots, and Those in Cahoots.

The Watchtower: Roots, Shoots, and Those in Cahoots. 
This seminar was given in October 2010 at the "Witnesses Now for Jesus" conference. It explores the movement started by William Miller in the early 19th century through the Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventists and others. Loo9k at ALL the offshoots and break out religions from Millers failed End Of World Predictictions...

Jehovah's Witnesses did not report 1,000 child abusers, inquiry hears

Royal commission told witness known as BCG would give evidence that her father’s sexual abuse did not appear to qualify as ‘wrongdoing’ to the church Elders in the Jehovah’s Witnesses forced a girl to confront her father who was abusing her, and who blamed her for seducing him.

 The elders were friends of her father who was a highly regarded member of the church, which likes to keep its members isolated from the rest of society, a royal commission has been told. Counsel for the commission Angus Stewart SC said a witness known as BCG would give evidence that her father’s sexual abuse did not appear to qualify as “wrongdoing” in the eyes of the church. In his opening statement to a hearing into child sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Stewart said of the 1,006 alleged perpetrators of child abuse identified by the Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1950, not one was reported to authorities.

 The church was preoccupied with sin and had a patriarchal structure where a man was head of the family and elders – all men – shepherded the congregation, Stewart said. They believed the Bible was the inspired word of God and interpreted it literally.

They also believed the end of the world was near. Stewart said BCG would tell the commission her father had also abused her older sister and two younger sisters, but the three elders who heard her case did not take these offences into account. BCG’s father was ultimately “disfellowshipped”, not for his sexual abuse but for lying. Her father immediately appealed against the decision to cast him out of the Jehovah’s Witness community at Mareeba in far north Queensland. At the church’s appeal hearing he admitted the abuse and his excommunication was upheld, but a few years later he was reinstated.

 In 1995, BCG wrote to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia – the Witnesses’ public company. Three months later she received a reply promising an investigation and counselling her to have faith in Jehovah, Stewart said.

 She eventually left the church and went to police. Her father was arrested and convicted in 2004 and sentenced to three years in prison for indecent assault and attempted rape of BCG.

 Over the next two weeks the hearing before chief commissioner Justice Peter McClellan will hear from two abuse survivors and 15 witnesses, including Jehovah’s Witness church elders. The commission has taken testimony from 57 people who came forward about abuse in the church


Jehovah Witnesses vailed Arianism believers is a nontrinitarian belief that asserts that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but is entirely distinct from and subordinate to God the Father.

Note: the Mason Symbols on The Cover Of The Watchtower while under JF Rutherfords Presidency from the pages of the book The Finished Mystery.

Watchtower is Masonic Gnosticism Ar·i·an·ism ˈerēəˌnizəm/ noun CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY an influential heresy denying the divinity of Christ, originating with the Alexandrian priest Arius ( circa 250– circa 336).

Arianism maintained that the Son of God was created by the Father and was therefore neither coeternal with the Father, nor consubstantial.

Jehovah's Witnesses - Watchtower President Joseph Franklin Rutherford & Beth Sarim

An excerpt from the 1986 video "Witnesses of Jehovah" - Purchase DVD at - In 1929 the Watchtower Society (Jehovah's Witnesses) built a house in San Diego called Beth Sarim to house Moses, David, Isaiah and many other prophets whom they predicted would be resurrected between the 1920's- 1930's.  

Rutherford Exerpt :

Friday, August 7, 2015

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What the Fed is about to do will affect your job and your income, and here's what you can do to make sure the Fed makes the right decision.

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