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2012-09-30 06:37:56 PM

toobsok: I don't comment that often, but each time I see a thread about Alberta, I feel the need to defend my province.

No, we are not a bunch of hicks. Our provincial government is Progressive Conservative, very centrist. My own city, Calgary, has a great mayor who, although he eschews the left/right spectrum, could be considered 'liberal' in the sense that he is extremely intelligent and moral. He also happens to be Muslim.

Yes, we have oil. And yes, we a lot of rural ridings, so sometimes our politics lean a bit right because of that, but overall, we are a great province that cares for our people and our fellow Canadians, despite what a few crazies will have you believe.


I will be in your province on business in a few weeks. Looking forward to it. One of my favorite trips of the year.
 
2012-09-30 06:47:16 PM

Dafatone: Milo Minderbinder: Dafatone: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Six-Wings: I can't believe that I'm the Weeners this in the thread.

"Sovereign citizen" displaying his genius at a courthouse.

Did you catch the Fark thread on that story? Lovely. Just lovely

[pictat.com image 340x311]

Maybe I'm alone here, but P Barnes was a little too quick to go to the tazer. The camera guy was a douche, but being a douche doesn't get you tazed. Threatening someone or initiating physical conflict gets you tazed. He just whined.

He tried to push his way into a courtroom. How is that not initiating physical contact?

He steps forward, expecting the guys to get out of the way. One of them pushes him back, and he gets all "wah,let the record show you pushed me!"

Then the guy pulls out the tazer and points it at him. He whines about how he didn't do anything wrong, and the guy fires.

All he did was whine a lot, and step forward and then get pushed back. Pulling out a tazer doesn't mean you have to fire the thing. And camera guy didn't make any motions forward after the tazer was pulled.


Sigh. This was covered in the other thread, and assuming you aren't trolling, I will bite:

1. Jerkwad uses his camera in a courtroom, is told to put it away, refuses, and is escorted from the courtroom.
2. Jerkwad is told he can return to the courtroom without the camera.
3. Jerkwad refuses to comply with bailiffs (who are tasked with ensuring safety and security of the courtroom) and instead spouts off nonsense consistent with violent anti-government militia group.
4. Bailiffs block entrance to prevent jerkwad's entrance. He steps forward to them, all the time declaring his intent to ignore them and their instructions.
5. Does he physically come in contact with them? You cannot tell precisely from the video; if he doesn't it is only because the bailiff pushes him away first.
6. In the end, it doesn't matter. He is not complying with the bailiffs and trying to do exactly what they are telling him not to do. Tasering is probably the nicest thing that could have happened to him. When dealing with a non-compliant nutjob, you don't have to wait until he attacks you.

I know he belongs to a generation that was told his opinion matters, and that people need to listen to him and that nothing bad should ever happen to him, because he is special, but that's not how the world really works.
 
2012-09-30 06:47:26 PM

Dafatone: He steps forward, expecting the guys to get out of the way. One of them pushes him back, and he gets all "wah,let the record show you pushed me!"

Then the guy pulls out the tazer and points it at him. He whines about how he didn't do anything wrong, and the guy fires.

All he did was whine a lot, and step forward and then get pushed back. Pulling out a tazer doesn't mean you have to fire the thing. And camera guy didn't make any motions forward after the tazer was pulled.



Fark the taser. I would've found a third rail to toss the little pencil-neck geek on.
 
2012-09-30 06:54:11 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Six-Wings: I can't believe that I'm the Weeners this in the thread.

"Sovereign citizen" displaying his genius at a courthouse.

Did you catch the Fark thread on that story? Lovely. Just lovely

[pictat.com image 340x311]


That's what I was looking for!
 
2012-09-30 06:56:09 PM

Milo Minderbinder: Bob_Laublaw: He tried to push his way into a courtroom.

OOOOOOOHhhhhh, ya don't tug on Superman's cape,
ya don't spit into the wind:)

In the courthouse where I work, he would have probably gotten shot. Darwin tends to sort out people who act the fool around loaded firearms.


Not only that, but knowing the history of the (U.S.) sovereign citizens and their penchant for getting into gunfights with law enforcement, I think a little preventative taxing was in order.
 
2012-09-30 06:59:58 PM
Not just Alberta, subby, and they're getting smacked down appropriately. It's not exactly new either, though it's funny to see it in the news now and then.

Bob_Laublaw: Of late, the rulers are more centrist than ever in the province's history.


Extremist groups like the Wildrose are far from Sane or Centrist, and the "we agree with the American Tea Party!!!" sentiment is nothing if not picking up steam.

toobsok: No, we are not a bunch of hicks.


Leave Edmonton or Calgary for a while and you'll see that it's quite a valid statement.
 
2012-09-30 07:01:50 PM

Six-Wings: I can't believe that I'm the Weeners this in the thread.

"Sovereign citizen" displaying his genius at a courthouse.


My God! It's full of win!
 
2012-09-30 07:15:24 PM
The only true Freeman.
unrealitymag.com

/Seriously though, I've got a manager at my office who leaves Sovereign Citizen and Gold-bug type literature out in the common areas...
 
2012-09-30 07:19:44 PM

tomcatadam: Extremist groups like the Wildrose are far from Sane or Centrist,


Absolutely.

tomcatadam: and the "we agree with the American Tea Party!!!" sentiment is nothing if not picking up steam.


Nope. The trend reversed when the social wingnuts in the party made it clear where the power base was. The WR stood a good chance of taking power up until 4 weeks before the election, but not because of Teabagger sympathy; the reasons were a little more complex.

Most Albertans were so sick of the entrenched Tories that any replacement of the old regime was attractive. Sadly, the left has failed to get any traction in spite of the ample ammunition they were handed weekly since the days of Lawrence Decore's Liberals - the parade of Liberal leaders over the past two decades has been as effective as the Marxist-Leninist Party leaders. Even those who vote left federally couldn't see the provincial left-of centre-parties being competent enough to govern.

Dani Smith presented as young, attractive and fresh, albeit fiscally right, but she proved herself to be nothing more than window dressing for the 50+ old boys network. And when the social cons in the party began to illustrate their vision of life under Taliba... uh, Wild Rose rule, the percentage of moderate Tories they picked up early as protest voters bolted back fast to the PCs under Redford's vision.

So, no, I haven't seen Tea Party sympathy in any town with a population over 10K. The same can be said for BC & Ontario. It's not picking up steam, the engine stalled 3/4 of the way up the Rockies and is actively sliding back to the fringe.
 
2012-09-30 07:25:02 PM

Bob_Laublaw: Nope. The trend reversed when the social wingnuts in the party made it clear where the power base was. The WR stood a good chance of taking power up until 4 weeks before the election, but not because of Teabagger sympathy; the reasons were a little more complex.

Most Albertans were so sick of the entrenched Tories that any replacement of the old regime was attractive. Sadly, the left has failed to get any traction in spite of the ample ammunition they were handed weekly since the days of-


*thunk*

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
 
2012-09-30 07:26:10 PM
tomcatadam - I see you're in Lethbridge. Your daily reality in that territory is much different than most of the province. The religious influence over politics is, in the most general terms, skewed towards social conservatism. If you're centre to centre-left, you likely are in a vast minority, and that's gotta be frustrating.

I'm down there next in January; I'd be happy to buy you a pint or 9.
 
2012-09-30 07:27:44 PM

Shostie: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


I'm on a roll, Shotz. Just like when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
 
Juc
2012-09-30 07:33:35 PM

tomcatadam: Not just Alberta, subby, and they're getting smacked down appropriately. It's not exactly new either, though it's funny to see it in the news now and then.

Bob_Laublaw: Of late, the rulers are more centrist than ever in the province's history.

Extremist groups like the Wildrose are far from Sane or Centrist, and the "we agree with the American Tea Party!!!" sentiment is nothing if not picking up steam.

toobsok: No, we are not a bunch of hicks.

Leave Edmonton or Calgary for a while and you'll see that it's quite a valid statement.


Almost everybody lives in the cities.
But really while there's some dumbass people in the boonies, they're not all retards.
Hell the only way to get three farmers to agree on something is to shoot two of them.

/have lived all over the province, rural and urban.
//the only really widespread stupidity I saw was insistance that the long gun registration was so the government could take away their guns, rather than how its actually just a pain in the ass that's meant to help solve city problems out east, and has nothing to do with Alberta really.
 
2012-09-30 07:45:29 PM

BSABSVR: ZAZ: A 185 page decision is needlessly long. All that is important is here: He said they have been proven invalid in law and anyone who tries them could get stuck paying court costs.

American federal courts respond to tax protestor arguments by declaring them frivolous and imposing ever-increasing fines.  If you say the 16th amendment was not ratified properly or wages are not income you will have to pay around $5,000 to cover the IRS' or federal prosecutors' legal bill.

If that ever happens, you wait until the judge has left the bench, then you run up to the bench, announce to all present that the captain has left the ship and award yourself like a million dollars


Oh, did someone actually do this? That sounds like a good time, right there.
 
2012-09-30 08:17:06 PM

Sim Tree: BSABSVR: ZAZ: A 185 page decision is needlessly long. All that is important is here: He said they have been proven invalid in law and anyone who tries them could get stuck paying court costs.

American federal courts respond to tax protestor arguments by declaring them frivolous and imposing ever-increasing fines.  If you say the 16th amendment was not ratified properly or wages are not income you will have to pay around $5,000 to cover the IRS' or federal prosecutors' legal bill.

If that ever happens, you wait until the judge has left the bench, then you run up to the bench, announce to all present that the captain has left the ship and award yourself like a million dollars

Oh, did someone actually do this? That sounds like a good time, right there.


MAN OVERBOARD!
 
2012-09-30 08:17:44 PM

Bob_Laublaw: MadSkillz: Alberta is Canada's equivalent of Texas.

Clearly.

[i203.photobucket.com image 620x310]


These are not the brick-layers you're looking for...
 
2012-09-30 08:22:17 PM
I'm glad the courts don't have jurisdiction over me when I put a 5.56mm round in them.
 
2012-09-30 08:23:14 PM
In Ontario and Alberta, Freemen have been caught driving cars without licence plates and when they get pulled over, or are brought before a judge, they claim the courts have no jurisdiction over them.

In Texas that gets you a tazer up the ass and a few years getting pounded by bubba's in prison. They sure are nicer in Canada.
 
2012-09-30 08:24:20 PM
These farkwads are just like all the other right wing farkwads here in the States. Claim to be sovereign citizens then write bad checks and pull off other crimes and scams on their fellow citizens. For examples see the Montana Freemen...

Fark you, you retarded farks.
 
2012-09-30 08:28:08 PM

tomcatadam: Not just Alberta, subby, and they're getting smacked down appropriately. It's not exactly new either, though it's funny to see it in the news now and then.

Bob_Laublaw: Of late, the rulers are more centrist than ever in the province's history.

Extremist groups like the Wildrose are far from Sane or Centrist, and the "we agree with the American Tea Party!!!" sentiment is nothing if not picking up steam.

toobsok: No, we are not a bunch of hicks.

Leave Edmonton or Calgary for a while and you'll see that it's quite a valid statement.


I go all over Alberta. It's a beautiful province.

But your argument is illogical. You're saying that it's valid to say we are a bunch of hicks because of our rural towns, but also imply that neither Edmonton or Calgary are 'hick', so you're saying it's just as valid to say we're not hicks based on Edmonton and Calgary.

We aren't a bunch of hicks. We do have a few pockets of hick, but so does Ontario, so does Quebec, so does Saskatchewan and Manitoba and the maritimes. I would hardly characterize them as 'hick'.
 
2012-09-30 08:32:03 PM

vygramul: I'm glad the courts don't have jurisdiction over me when I put a 5.56mm round in them.


Everyone watch out! We got a badass over here!
 
2012-09-30 08:37:36 PM

iaazathot: vygramul: I'm glad the courts don't have jurisdiction over me when I put a 5.56mm round in them.

Everyone watch out! We got a badass over here!


Only in states where assault weapons are legal.
 
2012-09-30 08:47:20 PM

Bob_Laublaw: tomcatadam: Extremist groups like the Wildrose are far from Sane or Centrist,

Absolutely.

tomcatadam: and the "we agree with the American Tea Party!!!" sentiment is nothing if not picking up steam.

Nope. The trend reversed when the social wingnuts in the party made it clear where the power base was. The WR stood a good chance of taking power up until 4 weeks before the election, but not because of Teabagger sympathy; the reasons were a little more complex.

Most Albertans were so sick of the entrenched Tories that any replacement of the old regime was attractive. Sadly, the left has failed to get any traction in spite of the ample ammunition they were handed weekly since the days of Lawrence Decore's Liberals - the parade of Liberal leaders over the past two decades has been as effective as the Marxist-Leninist Party leaders. Even those who vote left federally couldn't see the provincial left-of centre-parties being competent enough to govern.

Dani Smith presented as young, attractive and fresh, albeit fiscally right, but she proved herself to be nothing more than window dressing for the 50+ old boys network. And when the social cons in the party began to illustrate their vision of life under Taliba... uh, Wild Rose rule, the percentage of moderate Tories they picked up early as protest voters bolted back fast to the PCs under Redford's vision.

So, no, I haven't seen Tea Party sympathy in any town with a population over 10K. The same can be said for BC & Ontario. It's not picking up steam, the engine stalled 3/4 of the way up the Rockies and is actively sliding back to the fringe.


That was such an odd election. I kept looking at the provincial liberals like "Damn, you may have finally found a policy I like and support." And until 3-5 weeks before the election, I actually had fully planned to vote for them, and was reading up on the Senate nominees. Then the social derp started to flow out of the WR, and all of a sudden I was right back under the PC banner saying "Look, I'm not a huge fan of you, but those farkers are crazy! And you're the best chance I have of preventing them from getting into power, so fine."

I was never so happy at an election result than when I saw Calgary stay blue, Edmonton stay blue, and the northern ridings go blue. And let's be honest, since then, we really haven't heard any major stupidity from the Legislature lately, and that's usually all we ask for.
 
2012-09-30 09:23:47 PM

Dafatone: Milo Minderbinder: Dafatone: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Six-Wings: I can't believe that I'm the Weeners this in the thread.

"Sovereign citizen" displaying his genius at a courthouse.

Did you catch the Fark thread on that story? Lovely. Just lovely

[pictat.com image 340x311]

Maybe I'm alone here, but P Barnes was a little too quick to go to the tazer. The camera guy was a douche, but being a douche doesn't get you tazed. Threatening someone or initiating physical conflict gets you tazed. He just whined.

He tried to push his way into a courtroom. How is that not initiating physical contact?

He steps forward, expecting the guys to get out of the way. One of them pushes him back, and he gets all "wah,let the record show you pushed me!"

Then the guy pulls out the tazer and points it at him. He whines about how he didn't do anything wrong, and the guy fires.

All he did was whine a lot, and step forward and then get pushed back. Pulling out a tazer doesn't mean you have to fire the thing. And camera guy didn't make any motions forward after the tazer was pulled.


He is a member of a movement that is considered to be engaged in domestic terrorism who particularly target law enforcement. Their actions range from general douchebaggery to murdering police officers. He is lucky that the guard/cop/bailiff used a taser.
 
2012-09-30 09:34:07 PM

sirbissel: ...her name is Alberta, she lives in Vancouver...


You wouldn't know her,
but she gives a mean Hoover.
 
2012-09-30 10:37:48 PM
My thinking is that we just go along with them. Recognize them as sovereign citizens with ALL that goes along with it.. like declaring war on them.
 
2012-09-30 10:42:31 PM

Cletus from Canuckistan: /Seriously though, I've got a manager at my office who leaves Sovereign Citizen and Gold-bug type literature out in the common areas...


See if you can find any Discordian pamphlets to print up and leave out along side.
 
2012-09-30 11:00:05 PM

loabn: MadSkillz: Alberta is Canada's equivalent of Texas.

Hardly. The province just elected a socially liberal government focused on improving the education and health care systems. The largest city in the province elected a fairly liberal Muslim mayor (the first Muslim mayor in Canada). The rural areas lean to the right (especially in southern Alberta), but the province as a whole is quite centrist.


Alberta is the only place where the crazies can get enough work to afford to spend time coming up with this crazy bullshiat.

No one ever hears about the Newfie crazies because they're too busy trying to... Wait, I met a 'sovereign citizen' guy once in Port Renfrew, ignore this comment.

/ignooooore it.
 
2012-09-30 11:00:10 PM
He argued that "man's law" did not apply to him.

This is how we deal with these turds in the states:

i159.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-30 11:56:17 PM

EngineerAU: Bob_Laublaw: Of late, the rulers are more centrist than ever in the province's history.

Outside influence from workers moving there? The couple of people I know who work in the oil sands are lefties but they didn't get that way growing up in Alberta.

/Lots of UBC and Waterloo grads


I grew up in Alberta and I am as left as they come. Yes, there are some redneck assholes here, but you pricks from down east need to quit tarring all of us with that brush. Remember how the Wild Rose Party was supposed to be a shoe in for our election? The reason they aren't in charge is because of people like me. I know more right wing bigots from Ontario than I do from Alberta.
 
2012-10-01 12:31:58 AM
We should start a charity that raises money to send all Sovereign Citizens, Anarchists, Fundamentalist Libertarians, and militia members in North America to Somalia to see their anti-government fever dreams in actual use. We'll save money by not giving them return flights. Figure it out yourselves, geniuses!
 
2012-10-01 05:11:50 AM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: We should start a charity that raises money to send all Sovereign Citizens, Anarchists, Fundamentalist Libertarians, and militia members in North America to Somalia to see their anti-government fever dreams in actual use. We'll save money by not giving them return flights. Figure it out yourselves, geniuses!


Perhaps they could all pool their bootstraps and buy plane tickets, but that would be too much like islamofacist commiesocialisms... or something. Though taking a ... headache of violent assholes and throwing them into a place with zero law and lots of guns. I'm thinking live action Borderland II except with less likeable characters.
 
2012-10-01 06:44:14 AM

Mouldy Squid: EngineerAU: Bob_Laublaw: Of late, the rulers are more centrist than ever in the province's history.

Outside influence from workers moving there? The couple of people I know who work in the oil sands are lefties but they didn't get that way growing up in Alberta.

/Lots of UBC and Waterloo grads

I grew up in Alberta and I am as left as they come. Yes, there are some redneck assholes here, but you pricks from down east need to quit tarring all of us with that brush. Remember how the Wild Rose Party was supposed to be a shoe in for our election? The reason they aren't in charge is because of people like me. I know more right wing bigots from Ontario than I do from Alberta.


*cough*Harper*cough*
 
2012-10-01 08:30:17 AM

sno man: Mouldy Squid: EngineerAU: Bob_Laublaw: Of late, the rulers are more centrist than ever in the province's history.

Outside influence from workers moving there? The couple of people I know who work in the oil sands are lefties but they didn't get that way growing up in Alberta.

/Lots of UBC and Waterloo grads

I grew up in Alberta and I am as left as they come. Yes, there are some redneck assholes here, but you pricks from down east need to quit tarring all of us with that brush. Remember how the Wild Rose Party was supposed to be a shoe in for our election? The reason they aren't in charge is because of people like me. I know more right wing bigots from Ontario than I do from Alberta.

*cough*Harper*cough*


Isn't he originallt from Ontario? Although, in defence of ON, we've got what, 3, 4 times the population of AB? Of course we've got more right wing bigots
 
2012-10-01 08:44:36 AM

amishkarl: Isn't he originallt from Ontario? Although, in defence of ON, we've got what, 3, 4 times the population of AB? Of course we've got more right wing bigots


Yeah, but he's steeped in that whole Neo-Con "Calgary School of Economics." Sure, Alberta has lots of left-leaning people, but at the Federal election level most of Alberta and the BC Interior elect the majority of far-right, social-conservative whackjobs in Parliament. They gave us Reform and the Canadian Alliance after all.

But there are plenty of social-conservative nutjobs in Ontario and the Maritimes too..
 
2012-10-01 08:58:07 AM

amishkarl: sno man: Mouldy Squid: EngineerAU: Bob_Laublaw: Of late, the rulers are more centrist than ever in the province's history.

Outside influence from workers moving there? The couple of people I know who work in the oil sands are lefties but they didn't get that way growing up in Alberta.

/Lots of UBC and Waterloo grads

I grew up in Alberta and I am as left as they come. Yes, there are some redneck assholes here, but you pricks from down east need to quit tarring all of us with that brush. Remember how the Wild Rose Party was supposed to be a shoe in for our election? The reason they aren't in charge is because of people like me. I know more right wing bigots from Ontario than I do from Alberta.

*cough*Harper*cough*

Isn't he originallt from Ontario? Although, in defence of ON, we've got what, 3, 4 times the population of AB? Of course we've got more right wing bigots


yup, Toronto even...
Pride of Etobicoke. Well him and Mayor Ford...
 
2012-10-01 10:54:00 AM

toobsok: I don't comment that often, but each time I see a thread about Alberta, I feel the need to defend my province.

No, we are not a bunch of hicks. Our provincial government is Progressive Conservative, very centrist. My own city, Calgary, has a great mayor who, although he eschews the left/right spectrum, could be considered 'liberal' in the sense that he is extremely intelligent and moral. He also happens to be Muslim.

Yes, we have oil. And yes, we a lot of rural ridings, so sometimes our politics lean a bit right because of that, but overall, we are a great province that cares for our people and our fellow Canadians, despite what a few crazies will have you believe.


I had the pleasure of working in Alberta for eight months, living mainly in Calgary but moving around from top to bottom for work. Absolutely beautiful place. The people are nice too. Really, the only occasional "friction" I encountered was centered around Quebec (read: transfer payments and the french language) and the environmental impact of petroleum extraction (I'm an environmental scientist working for the oil companies, trying to make sure that there's an environment left after all the money's been made and spent.....). I did get some attitude from the "workers of the patch" (their term), which I did my best to shrug off on the notion that they probably get a lot of bad rap out-of-province just for working in the oil industry.

The fact that I'm from Ottawa probably didn't help either. Being from there is like being an omnipolitical pariah.

Great place to visit though, loved being one hour away from the mountains in Calgary. 

/cows
//so many cows
 
2012-10-01 11:34:15 AM

Deathbymeteor: Bob_Laublaw: tomcatadam: Extremist groups like the Wildrose are far from Sane or Centrist,

Absolutely.

tomcatadam: and the "we agree with the American Tea Party!!!" sentiment is nothing if not picking up steam.

Nope. The trend reversed when the social wingnuts in the party made it clear where the power base was. The WR stood a good chance of taking power up until 4 weeks before the election, but not because of Teabagger sympathy; the reasons were a little more complex.

Most Albertans were so sick of the entrenched Tories that any replacement of the old regime was attractive. Sadly, the left has failed to get any traction in spite of the ample ammunition they were handed weekly since the days of Lawrence Decore's Liberals - the parade of Liberal leaders over the past two decades has been as effective as the Marxist-Leninist Party leaders. Even those who vote left federally couldn't see the provincial left-of centre-parties being competent enough to govern.

Dani Smith presented as young, attractive and fresh, albeit fiscally right, but she proved herself to be nothing more than window dressing for the 50+ old boys network. And when the social cons in the party began to illustrate their vision of life under Taliba... uh, Wild Rose rule, the percentage of moderate Tories they picked up early as protest voters bolted back fast to the PCs under Redford's vision.

So, no, I haven't seen Tea Party sympathy in any town with a population over 10K. The same can be said for BC & Ontario. It's not picking up steam, the engine stalled 3/4 of the way up the Rockies and is actively sliding back to the fringe.

That was such an odd election. I kept looking at the provincial liberals like "Damn, you may have finally found a policy I like and support." And until 3-5 weeks before the election, I actually had fully planned to vote for them, and was reading up on the Senate nominees. Then the social derp started to flow out of the WR, and all of a sudden I was right back under the PC banner saying "Look, I'm not a huge fan of you, but those farkers are crazy! And you're the best chance I have of preventing them from getting into power, so fine."

I was never so happy at an election result than when I saw Calgary stay blue, Edmonton stay blue, and the northern ridings go blue. And let's be honest, since then, we really haven't heard any major stupidity from the Legislature lately, and that's usually all we ask for.


The derp coming from the WR was enough that it brought even lazy old me out to vote. The news that the conservatives won unexpectedly brought a huge smile to my face. Apparently people can read the news and reacted accordingly to keep those boneheads from ruining the province.
 
2012-10-01 12:02:57 PM
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There is a startling sense of irony that entails a class of people who feel they don't have to obey the government's laws while driving on government-constructed roads and bridges.
 
2012-10-01 12:28:41 PM

Sim Tree: BSABSVR: ZAZ: A 185 page decision is needlessly long. All that is important is here: He said they have been proven invalid in law and anyone who tries them could get stuck paying court costs.

American federal courts respond to tax protestor arguments by declaring them frivolous and imposing ever-increasing fines.  If you say the 16th amendment was not ratified properly or wages are not income you will have to pay around $5,000 to cover the IRS' or federal prosecutors' legal bill.

If that ever happens, you wait until the judge has left the bench, then you run up to the bench, announce to all present that the captain has left the ship and award yourself like a million dollars

Oh, did someone actually do this? That sounds like a good time, right there.


Oh yes. Not only do they do it, but they then leave, convinced that they have won.

freeman in court - judge bows to Sovereign
 
2012-10-01 02:11:00 PM

Ishkur: There is a startling sense of irony that entails a class of people who feel they don't have to obey the government's laws while driving on government-constructed roads and bridges.


Yup - I feel the same way about self-styled anarchists who use the electrical grid and crap in sewer lines they themselves didn't dig.
 
2012-10-01 05:40:14 PM

tomcatadam: Not just Alberta, subby, and they're getting smacked down appropriately. It's not exactly new either, though it's funny to see it in the news now and then.

Bob_Laublaw: Of late, the rulers are more centrist than ever in the province's history.

Extremist groups like the Wildrose are far from Sane or Centrist, and the "we agree with the American Tea Party!!!" sentiment is nothing if not picking up steam.

toobsok: No, we are not a bunch of hicks.

Leave Edmonton or Calgary for a while and you'll see that it's quite a valid statement.


Go to any small town in North America and you'll see that's a valid statement, not sure why you are making it 'specific' to Alberta,
 
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